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Police: Safety first on Fourth

Community Press Staff Report Area police will be vigilant, but not necessarily intrusive, during Fourth of July celebrations this weekend. “We will have additional officers working during the city’s 4th of July concert and fireworks on Monday for traffic and any crowdcontrol issues,” Loveland Police Chief Tim Sabransky said. “There is usually an increase in traffic in the area and officers do make an effort to identify drunk

drivers.” Sabransky said officers handled about a dozen fireworks complaints over the fourth of July weekend last year, but issued no citations. “Officers will respond on fireworks complaints and advise anyone with fireworks that it is illegal to discharge them,” Sabransky said. “Oftentimes people do not know it is illegal to discharge fireworks in Ohio since they can buy


A rundown of local Fourth of July events and celebrations, page A2. them in Ohio – maybe even right down the road. “Discharging fireworks in Loveland is a first-degree misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $1,000 and maximum six-month jail sentence,” Sabransky said. Lt. Tom Butler with the Hamil-

ton County Sheriff’s Department said District 3 – which includes Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and Columbia Township – is also proactive with patrols on the holiday weekend. “We see increased gathering/parties, alcohol violations (open containers, underage drinking, OVIs etc ... ), and fireworks/loud music complaints,” Butler said. He said there will be regular patrols throughout the area.

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Marschhausen, Griffith praised By Jeanne Houck

Some people may call Viall a hero, but Viall believes it is Type 1 diabetics such as his daughter who deserve respect. “One day, our youngest daughter Emily was a healthy 14-yearold and the next day she was a diagnosed Type 1 diabetic with all kinds of medical issues to deal with, out of the medical blue,” Viall says in his riding blog. “She took the news with determined grace. Feeling sorry for herself wouldn’t make her feel better. “It’s not easy,” Viall says. “Sometimes she’s more careful about what she eats and drinks and how she gives herself the necessary insulin than others. “But she never complains.” Viall’s blog is filled with pictures of places along his current

LOVELAND – The Loveland Board of Education has awarded five-year contracts to its superintendent and treasurer as a show of appreciation for the performances of the men, who agreed to salary freezes for the next two years. John Marschhausen, who was hired as superintendent of the Loveland City Schools in May 2010, makes $129,000 a year and will make the same amount during the 2011-2012 Marschhausen and 2012-2013 school years. Brett Griffith, who has been treasurer since April 2008, made $119,700 this school year, which ends June 30, and will Griffith make the same amount the next two. Marschhausen and Griffith, who work year-round, will in the future negotiate salaries for the remaining years of their five-year contracts. “The board completed the annual evaluation for Dr. Marschhausen and Mr. Griffith and commended both of them in the highest possible way for their accomplishments in the past year,” Kathryn Lorenz, school board president, said. “We have great confidence and enthusiasm for their future performance and wanted to extend contracts to indicate this confidence.” Marschhausen and Griffith

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Staying the course

Storms blew in and the skies opened up Friday night June 10. It was the eve of the sxith annual Paxton’s Grill golf outing to benefit CancerFree Kids at Hickory Woods Golf Course. Paxton’s general manager Ralph Dunnigan arrived at the course with a torrential rain falling. SEE LIFE, B1


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Retiree eschews comfy chair to bike coast to coast

By Jeanne Houck

John Viall has a proposition for you. “Donate $4 and I promise to ride 4,000 miles.” The 62-year-old Glendale resident who taught in the Loveland City Schools for 33 years is raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund by biking across the country. The American Diabetes Association says nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Just 5 percent of them have Type 1 diabetes – where the body does not produce insulin – and Viall’s youngest daughter is one of them. Emily Viall was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 14. She’s now 21 and studying at Ohio State University in hopes of becoming a nurse and diabetes counselor. “Of course, I ride for my daughter Emily,” John Viall says in his riding blog – – where you can also make a donation. “I’m also riding for a number of other Loveland kids.




John Viall is biking across the country to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

“One day, our youngest daughter Emily was a healthy 14-year-old and the next day she was a diagnosed Type 1 diabetic with all kinds of medical issues to deal with, out of the medical blue. She took the news with determined grace. Feeling sorry for herself wouldn’t make her feel better.”

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“I’m riding for the 82 young people who turned up Type 1 diabetics today,” Viall says. “I’m riding for the 30,000 Americans who are diagnosed every year.” John Viall began his cycling trip at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, June 17, and will stop somewhere in California sometime in late August. “All I know for sure is I plan to go through Yosemite (National Park in east-central California) on the way to the Pacific coast,” Viall says in his blog. Viall made a similar trip in 2007 when he was still a teacher at Loveland Middle School, averaging about 80 miles a day and raising a total of about $13,500 with the help of students. He hopes to raise $10,000 this time.






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Float contest a first in Loveland July 4 parade LOVELAND – For the first time, Loveland’s Fourth of July celebration will include a float contest – with community judges evaluating entries based on workmanship, originality and patriotism. The floats will roll in a parade that begins at 7 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Loveland Elementary School on Loveland-Madeira Road.

The parade will wind downtown and end at Nisbet Park on Railroad Avenue, where The Chuck Taylors will perform at 8 p.m. and fireworks will be shot off at 10 p.m. First-, second- and third-place winners of the float contest will win $500, $300 and $200, respectively. To enter a float, register at Click “News

Archives” on the home page and then “2011 4th of July Celebration!” Loveland Hardware on Broadway Street is offering a 15-percent discount on supplies to make floats. The parade will include contingents of children on bicycles and parents pushing strollers. Food will be for sale by vendors at the park and by downtown restaurants.

and 2007 bike routes – a mountain stream in Colorado, a waterfall in Oregon and flat fields of grain in Wyoming. The pictures also show people coping with Type 1 diabetes that Viall has met in the Greater Cincinnati area and during his two fundraising bike rides. Readers learn the people are a lot more than their disease. From the Loveland area are Alyssa, a 13-year-old cheerleader who makes top marks in science, and Nick, a 14-year-old animal lover who likes to golf with his father. From elsewhere are Lauren, a 9-year-old tennis player from Worthington, Ohio, who likes to read and hang out with her grandparents, and Sidney, a 7-yearold girl from Bozeman, Mont., who donates the money she gets from the


Madeira’s annual Independence Day festivities will include a parade that will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Madeira High School on Loannes Drive. The procession will wind down Miami Avenue to Sellman Park behind Madeira Middle School, which also is on Miami. There, the Stagger Lee Band will perform and food and drinks will be available. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.; attendees are asked to bring blankets and lawn chairs. To participate in the

parade, pick up a registration form at city hall on Miami Avenue or download it at Click on “City Documents” on the home page, then go to “Recreation & Parks Board” and “Event Documents.” Forms must be returned to city hall by Thursday, June 30.

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The Red White & Blue Ash festival will kick off the fun at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the northwest corner of Glendale-Milford Road and Reed Hartman High-

way in Blue Ash. Exile will perform at 2:30 p.m., Blue Sky Riders at 5 p.m. and Kenny Loggins at 8:15 p.m. Fireworks will light up the sky at 10 p.m.


July 3, the Blue Ash/ Montgomery Symphony Orchestra will present its annual patriotic concert at 7:30 p.m. at Montgomery Park at Montgomery Road and Schoolhouse Lane. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. Montgomery’s annual

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at a recent meeting when it also awarded other administrators contracts with no salary increases or automatic yearly “step” hikes for longevity for the 20112012 and 2012-2013 school years. Earlier this year, teachers accepted a contract with no salary or step increases for the 2012-2013 school year and other employees a contract with no salary or step increases for the 20112012 and 2012-2013 years. Griffith has said the concessions in total will save the district more than $500,000. Meanwhile, Marschhausen said he is pleased about his new fiveyear contract. “Loveland is a truly special community; my family and I are blessed to call Loveland home,” Marschhausen said. “I look forward to serving our community for many years and I am eager to continue the work we started together this year. “Continuity and trust are important in any organization and I am grateful the board has provided me this opportunity to lead our district,” Marschhausen said. “We have an excellent district, but we must continue to better serve all students. “We have the opportunity to improve each and every day; we must take advantage of the current environment and take Loveland to the next level.”







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have worked to identify ways to make budget cuts while protecting the quality of education the district provides. They were on board when voters approved a 3.5-mill operating levy in May. The school board approved the contracts for Marschhausen and Griffith

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Loveland man is ‘Broke Filmmaker’ By Chuck Gibson

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In Hollywood, they throw money at it, but here, Matt Senatore and the crew of the Broke Filmmaker Studio have to get creative when “Sidney” chops off a girls leg in the movie. Cost: approximately $24 for props to simulate the severing. “I can pretty much do everything. I have all the gear,” Senatore said. “I taught myself to edit. I can do music; I have a musical background. I have a producer.” All the people working on the day-to-day things knew nothing about making a movie. They are friends and people he knew. He tells them what he needs them to do. Senatore teaches them what he knows. The rest they’re learning

Check out the “Sidney” trailer on YouTube Join in to help or become a friend on Facebook search: Diary of a Broke Filmmaker Follow on Twitter @SIDNEYthemovie together. “Now it’s like a welloiled machine,” he said. “No one had any experience in any kind of entertainment period. It’s amazing. Everybody is so excited.” Senatore has a full-time job to support his wife and two children. Nobody is being paid while they work on the film. They all have “regular” jobs. He, and his volunteer crew of the Broke Filmmaker Studio, have been shooting “Sidney” in Cincinnati for nearly a year. He expects to wrap up filming by August, editing by September and Doug Thornton to finish the musical score by October. “I want to be creative. I want to tell my stories,” said Senatore. “I’d like to be able to get enough money to make movies and not have to work for a living.” He wonders out loud about how great it would be to get a big Hollywood budget. At the same time, he likes it the way it is with his core group. He’s the director, Lani Kalilimoku is

producer, Karrendie Jennings is his assistant director, Jodi Byrne is make-up artist and does special efx make up, Richard Aughpin wears multiple hats as actor, grip, and makes anything they need; Kira Stegman acts and does PR while Neville Shende plays Sidney. “Everybody is wearing multiple hats,” Senatore said. “I even act in the movie. Jodi Byrne worked on ‘Ides of March’ and ‘Traffic’ with Michael Douglas. They’re all just jumping in, helping out, which is awesome.” The goal is to make movies for a living. He’d like to do it 24 hours a day. He’s already writing the next script. He thinks the success ratio is probably miniscule. He thinks you have to be a little bit crazy to do it. Senatore thinks he might just be nuts enough to succeed. He did it before with a number one record with “Blessed Union of Souls.” “I want to get it into film festivals. I have to get it finished first,” he said. “I’m going to start small. If I can win a couple or get noticed, hopefully it’ll snowball and get to Sundance. That would be awesome. I know a lot of people with marginal talent, but they make it. Why? Because they don’t stop.”

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George Clooney caused quite a buzz while shooting a movie here. Word of Val Kilmer coming to appear in a film being shot here created more buzz. Now a Loveland man is creating a new buzz shooting a film with virtually no budget. Matt Senatore created the Broke Filmmaker Studio in his Loveland home. He started on his own, but his Broke Filmmaker Studio crew has grown to a core of eight dedicated volunteers. They’re bringing Hollywood to Cincinnati. Senatore is originally from New York and he’s worked in the entertainment industry in California. When he says being in Cincinnati makes it difficult, he speaks from experience. “It’s like New Yorkers don’t take Cincinnatian’s seriously,” he said. “They don’t take anybody but New Yorker’s seriously. It’s the same with California.” When he called agencies or studios, the response was the same. “You can’t get past the receptionist. ‘We don’t accept unsolicited material.’ Finally, I had enough,” Senatore said. He remembered seeing filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (“Spy Kids” and “Desperado”) on Letterman. At the time, Rodriguez just made his first film, “El Mariachi” with $7,000. He was amazed by the story. It inspired him. He saw the movie. It became his favorite. He bought Rodriguez’s book “Rebel without a Crew.” “He goes through everything,” Senatore said. “He tells you how to make the movie. He tells you: ‘If you want to be a director, go be a director.’ Don’t wait. The best way to make a movie is: go do it. If you come head-to-head with a problem, in Hollywood they throw money at it, you have to be creative to solve it.” He’d already beaten the long odds of success in the entertainment industry. He was producer and wrote songs for the chart-topping music group Blessid Union of Souls. Senatore always wanted to make movies. His friends began pushing him. They told him to stop talking about it and just do it. Now he’s trying to beat the odds again. Along with his friend Bryan, he came up with an original story concept. He wrote the script for “Sidney.” It started out as a comedy and took a twist toward horror. He met Lauren Lennox in a corporate setting and three days later asked her if she wanted to be in a movie. “She said sure. We didn’t even know each other. That’s how I knew she was as nuts as I am,” he said. “She looks like Daryl Hannah. Most girls would say: ‘What kind of movie?’ They’ll think you’re some sick weirdo or something.” It started with her, but he’d been buying equipment and building up the studio. Over the years, he estimates that he invested about $15,000 to $20,000 in cameras, microphones and other film studio equipment.



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Kloesz returning to high school By Jeanne Houck

LOVELAND – You can go home again, Chris Kloesz believes. Kloesz, who began his career in education as an English teacher at Loveland High School in 2001, is returning to the high school next school year as its assistant principal. In between, Kloesz worked as an English and language arts teacher at Sycamore High School and as an assistant principal at Lakota East High School. “I am very excited about returning to Loveland and I am eagerly looking forward to rejoining the Loveland High School team,” Kloesz said.

“Loveland High School is an excellent place with a top-notch staff, great kids, accomKloesz plished students and impressive direction. “Loveland High School is going places and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to once again join the Loveland team and become a part of Tiger Nation,” Kloesz said. Kloesz’s appointment by the Loveland Board of Education follows a series of administrative twists and turns set off by the retirement of Greg Smith as the school district’s director of




Human Resources. Smith has served 36 years in education - 12 of them with the Loveland City Schools administration. “Mr. Smith has been indispensable to me in my first year as superintendent,” Superintendent John Marschhausen said. “His experience and wisdom have been invaluable.” Chad Hilliker, who was principal of Loveland Intermediate School, will be the new director of human resources. Garth Carlier, who was assistant principal at Love-

land Middle School, will be the new principal at the intermediate school and Dave Eads, who was assistant principal at the high school, will be the new assistant principal at the middle school. “We are fortunate in Loveland to have such talented administrators that can assume these new leadership positions,” Marschhausen said. “We are also fortunate to have the talent and experience that Mr. Kloesz will bring to Loveland High School.” Kloesz served five years of active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard before becoming an educator. Now approaching his 11th year as a public-school educator, Kloesz earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in secondary education at Xavier University.


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talk to professionals about safety, health and nutrition. Sign up for the fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays between Saturday, July 2, and Saturday, Aug. 6, at the L.I.F.E food pantry at Prince of Peace. “In 2010, the Back-toSchool Fair assisted 193 students in grades pre-K through high school from 123 families in the Loveland City School District,” said Karen LaCroix, a member of the L.I.F.E. board of directors. “This year we expect that number to rise due to the continued economic recession, and therefore it is important that families sign up by Aug. 6.

“If you are not sure if your family qualifies, please do not hesitate to call us (at 583-1686) to find out more,” LaCroix said. Terri Rogers, executive director of The Loveland Initiative, said, “This joint program is so much more than just handing out paper and pencils - it’s about preparing our children so that they can focus on learning and not on too-small shoes or hand-me-down bags. “It is about generating excitement and joy at the prospect of returning to school.” Grade-specific supplies are being collected. Contact Rogers at 677-1057 or if your business, organization, church or temple can help.


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Granny’s Garden in Loveland offers summer community service opportunities every Saturday and Sunday morning, 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., working in the vegetable/ flower gardens, on the nature trail and in the orchard. What is done on a particular day depends on the current needs of the gardens. For information and to register, email: schoolgarden@ Granny’s Garden School is an environmental education program based on the grounds of the Loveland Primary School.

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St. Columban Church sponsored a festival Friday, June 24, Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, on its property on Oakland Road in Loveland. Here, parishioner Bill Rider of Miami Township prepares the barbecue.

BATAVIA – The Clermont County commissioners June 8 took the first step to place a senior services levy on the Nov. 8 ballot. The commissioners asked the county auditor to certify the dollar amount that would be generated by a 1.3-mill renewal levy. Once that is done, the commissioners will take another vote to actually place the issue on the ballot, said Administrator David Spinney. The levy will not result in any additional money collected. The current senior services levy, which is 1.3 mills, will expire at the end of 2011 and costs homeowners about $33 per year per $100,000 of home value, said George Brown, Clermont Senior Services executive director.



It takes more than food and Ferris wheels to make a festival. It also takes valuable volunteers like St. Columban parishioners Gary Bagnoli of Loveland and Karla Rider of Miami Township, seen here shucking corn.

Lt. Jetter completes executive program experience,” said Jetter. “I feel I am better prepared to be a member of the leadership team at Miami Township Fire and EMS.” “I am very proud of David’s accomplishment, and am pleased the department was able to play a part in his success,” said Chief Jim Whitworth. “I look forward to David’s contributions to the department at an even higher level than he currently participates.” Jetter was a member of class 9 which consisted of 24 fire service professionals from across the state of Ohio.

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Lt. David Jetter, who began his employment with Miami Township Fire and EMS in 1992, completed the nationally recognized Ohio Fire Executive (OFE) Program June 10. The Ohio Fire Executive Program consists of 200 hours of classes, eight written assignments, several prepared and impromptu presentations, and an applied research project submitted as a final written paper. To be successful, Jetter needed to commit an additional 400 hours of work outside the classroom

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Ursuline joins other schools in fight against leukemia

Ursuline Academy teamed up with St. Ursula Academy, St. Xavier High School and Moeller High School to debut the schools’ first orange and white flag football game. The event was a huge success, raising nearly $10,000 for research efforts in the fight against leukemia. On May 11, members of the game’s planning committee met with Dr. Ashish Kumar and Dr. John Perentesis of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The students, who were involved in all aspects of organizing the event from football practices to arranging for security the day of the event, were able to tour their research labs, see how their dona-

tion would help in this research, and deliver the proceeds that were raised at this year’s game. UA senior Laurel Wiebe of Indian Hill enjoyed seeing the labs and learning about the myriad ways that this donation will help in the fight against leukemia. “I am really proud that we were able to pull this together and get so much support from all four schools, our families and friends. I hope this makes a difference – I think it will,” said Wiebe, adding that she was so impressed by the labs at CCHMC that she is pursuing an internship there this summer. Ursuline looks forward to continuing this partnership with its local counterparts next year for an even bigger and better event.


Samantha Beachy, a 2009 graduate of Loveland High School, was named to the 2011 Dean’s List at Ohio University. She completed her second year and is pursuing a degree in interior architecture and design.


Lauren Beachy, a 2007 graduate of Loveland High School, graduated from The Ohio State University cum laude with a bachelor of science in

business administration, with emphasis on human resources. Besides her scholar cords she wore a student athlete sash Beachy to honor four years of women’s soccer at OSU where she helped lead her team to its first Final Four appearance.

SCHOOL NOTES Leadership Scholar

Hailey Booth of Loveland is recipient of a $1,000 Mike Harper Leadership Scholars Award, renewable for three years, from the ConAgra Foods Foundation.

The scholarships are awared each year to outstanding high school seniors who intend to enroll at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. Booth will attend University of Illinois.


From left: front row, Dr. Ashish Kumar, researcher and clinician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Meghan Winter (St. Ursula/Loveland) and Laura Schoetmmer (Ursuline Academy/Hyde Park); back row, Courtney Ott (St. Ursula-HydePark), Lauren Billy (St. Ursula/East Walnut Hills), Giana Dawod (Ursuline/Anderson Township), Laurel Wiebe (Ursuline/Indian Hill), and Dr. John Perentesis, director of oncology at CCHMC.

Mount Notre Dame hosts dance camp in August The Mount Notre Dame nationally-ranked dance team is hosting its annual dance camp for children in kindergarten through eighth-grade Aug. 1-Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mount Notre Dame. Dance camp will focus on new dance techniques in ballet, hip hop, jazz and pom, as well as safe warmup and stretching techniques. Campers will enjoy fun games, prizes and each camper will receive a dance camp T-shirt. No previous dance experience is required. Last year, campers enjoyed a different theme each day – from wacky socks to pajamas and crazy


Mount Notre Dame dance team members and dance campers enjoy the school’s dance camp. hair. Time was spent on technique as well as line dancing, games and drill down competitions. Each camper was grouped with a varsity dance team “sister” who ate lunch with them and helped them learn three dance routines they performed for family and friends at the end of camp. “It is wonderful seeing

girls return year after year to our camp,” said dance program director Alisia Davis of Liberty Township. “We have some campers that have been with us for six consecutive years.” Mary White of Reading is one of those six-year campers and explains why she loves MND’s Dance Camp.

“I love coming to MND’s dance camp every year because I meet new friends and enjoy learning the dances. I also love being around the varsity dancers because they are so nice and talented.” White enjoyed her camp experience so much that she joined the MND Youth Dance Team (grades four to six) in 2009 when the team was established. Campers should wear comfortable clothing, bring a bag lunch with a drink, and come with lots of energy and a positive attitude. The week will conclude with a pizza party and performance for family and friends on Friday. A registration fee of $125 is required by Monday, July 18. Late registration is $140. You may register online for dance camp at www. If you have any questions, please contact Alisia Davis at 513.532.3915 or by email:


Sophomore Ursuline Challenger Relay members, from left: Meghan Bauer of West Chester Township, Lea Schweitert (captain) of Mason, Megan Toomb of Mason, Emma Groene of Mason, Julie Hakemoeller of Loveland, Gabrielle Young (captain) of West Chester Township, Marnie Grow of Mason, Alicia Lang of West Chester Township and Carly Williford of West Chester Township.

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Ursuline celebrates successful Relay for Life with other schools Ursuline Academy is celebrating not just its own success in the May 13-14 Relay for Life, but the success of the entire event that took place at Sycamore High School. The 167 10-person teams from Madeira, Moeller, Mount Notre Dame, Sycamore and Ursuline joined forces in the non-stop 18hour walk around the track to symbolize that cancer never sleeps. Ursuline had 46 teams with 388 members who raised $57,005. The “UA Challengers,” a

team of Ursuline sophomores, were the top fundraising group with $4,777 raised for the American Cancer Society. The total amount raised for the event was $181,000 from all five schools. Some highlights of relay were the luminaria ceremony during which everyone remembered those who have lost the fight against cancer, and the survivors’ lap during which they celebrated all those who are battling or have battled cancer. Other activities to cele-

brate the fight against cancer included bands, dance parties and games. “Relay for Life is an event that really mobilizes our students. So many of them have been affected by a family member or friend who has had cancer. Our students work very hard to make a difference through their fundraising efforts. They just really get what relay is all about-making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer,” community service coordinator Ruthie Hurley said.


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Former locals Steam-rolling the competition By Tony Meale

Billy O’Conner sure seems to have a handle on this whole managing thing. O’Conner, a first-time manager, has led the Cincinnati Steam (9-1 entering play June 24) to their best start in the six-year history of the franchise. “We’ve had a lot of timely hitting,” O’Conner said, downplaying the hot start to his managerial career. “Our team batting average is one of the worst in the league, but we’ve done it when we’ve needed it in the clutch.” Of course, “clutch” has taken on a whole new meaning for the Steam, as tight games have been the theme of the season. They started 3-0 – winning each game by one run – and seven of their nine victories have been by two runs or fewer. “I think they’re a confident group that plays loose,” O’Conner said. “You keep the same approach in your first at-bat in the first inning as you do in your last at-bat in the ninth inning. The pressure’s not pushing down on them.” O’Conner likely has something to do with that. The 2005 Elder High School grad is only a couple of years older than his players. “I relate to them pretty well because it wasn’t that long ago I was playing myself,” said O’Conner, who played two years at Indiana, two years at Xavier and spent some time in the minors. “They’re a good


Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy graduate and University of Cincinnati baseball player Matt Williams is playing for the Cincinnati Steam this summer. He is the starting second baseman for a team that is off to its best start in the six-year history of the franchise. group of guys.” O’Conner plans to give all his players a chance to develop, but make no mistake – he wants to win games, too. “They’re equally important,” he said. “We give everybody a chance, and the guys who are producing more get more at-bats.” Three players who have made the most of their opportunities are center fielder Nick Priessman (Eastern Illinois /Colerain), right fielder Jake Proctor (Cincinnati/Oak Hills) and first baseman Kevin Bower (Miami of Ohio). “Those three guys offensively have been carrying us,” O’Conner said. “They really set the tone for us and do a great job.” O’Conner said before a June 23 night game against Xenia that he wanted his team to be more balanced on offense; well, he had to be happy with the evening’s results. Trailing 1-0 through two innings, the Steam erupted for four runs in the third and the fourth, added five more in the sixth and tacked on two more in the eighth. It all

amount to a 15-3 thrashing. The 15 runs were a season-high, as were the 16 hits. The usual suspects did their damage, as Proctor went 3-4 with 2 RBIs, two doubles, three runs and two steals; Priessman had a triple, an RBI and scored a run; and Bower went 2-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs. But several other plays stepped up, including Tim Issler (Ball State/St. Xavier), who went 2-4 with two RBIs, and Matt Williams (Cincinnati/CHCA), who went 2-6 with a triple, an RBI and a stolen base. He also scored three runs. “If some of the guys who are struggling can pick it up, and the guys who are hitting well keep playing strong, I think we’ll be even better than we’ve shown,” O’Conner said. Other highlights of the season include: • The Steam won their season-opener with a 5-4 walk-off win over Xenia June 11, as shortstop Patrick Paligraf (Xavier/ Indianapolis Cathedral) did the honors. The Steam also got an RBI from Daniel Rod

(Xavier/Anderson) and runs from Priessman and Brett Cisper (Northern Kentucky/Moeller). • The Steam won their first road game, 3-2 over Grand Lake June 13. Williams scored the gametying run. • The Steam improved to 3-0 after beating defending Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League champion Hamilton 2-1 June 14. • The Steam swept Stark County in a double-header June 19, winning 3-2 in the first game and 3-1 in the second. Priessman went 2-4 with a double, stole a base and scored a run in the opener and went 1-1 with a double two walks and a steal in the nightcap. David Roper (Walsh/Princeton) made his Steam debut in the second game and got the win; he allowed one run and struck out seven in five innings. • Proctor went 1-3 with a double and an RBI in a 42 win over Lexington June 22. Austin Rexroat (Eastern Kentucky/Anderson) got his first win, and Zach Isler (Cincinnati/Covington Catholic) got his third save of the summer. The 15-3 win over Xenia was a nice change of pace for the Steam, but as evidenced above, O’Conner said his team has no problem playing in close games. “We play good fundamental baseball, and we give ourselves a chance to win,” he said. “If it’s close late, we’ve got confidence we’re either going to hold on to the lead or come back late and win.”

Locals enjoy standout summer for Steam Several former preps standouts have played key roles for the Cincinnati Steam this summer:

• Matt Williams

The 2010 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy graduate will be a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati. “Matt’s another local kid who plays the game hard,” Steam manager Billy O’Conner said. “He busts his butt down the line every single time. He’s a very strong fielder, he’s got a great arm and a lot of potential. I expect him to really blossom as the season goes on. He’s got a lot of talent.” During Williams’ freshman year at UC, he started 56 of 57 games at third base, hit .250 with 10 RBIs and scored 23 runs. “I think CHCA was a great experience and going to the next level really helped me,” Williams said. “I think the hardest transition was just the speed of the game. Going from CHCA, which is Division III, to Division I college was definitely a whole new experience.” Williams, who was first-team all-state as a junior and senior at CHCA, set school records batting average (.470), RBIs (38), hits (146), runs (154), doubles (38), steals (116), on-base percentage (.585) and games played (105). He said his ultimate goal is to play baseball professionally.

• Brett Cisper

“Brett’s been very consistent in the middle of the lineup,” Steam manager Billy O’Conner said. “He’s a guy we can count on to give us quality at-bats every single time. He’s a line drive hitter who hits to all fields. He’s been very solid for us.” The 2009 Moeller graduate

played one year at Eastern Michigan before transferring to Northern Kentucky University. As a senior at Moeller, Cisper was named Division I Player of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer after going 8-1 with a 1.57 ERA and hitting .456 with four home runs and 44 RBIs. He led the Crusaders to the state final, where they defeated Pickerington North 5-2 for the program’s fifth state championship.

• Rob Sunderman

“His average doesn’t reflect how well he’s hitting,” O’Conner said. “He’s had probably close to 25 at-bats, and I can’t think back to a single one where I thought, ‘That’s not a good atbat.’ He hasn’t had the results he’s looking for with regards to hits, but he’s getting on base, drawing walks, and he’s had a lot of great at-bats for us. I really think his line drives are going to start falling for us as the season progresses.” Sunderman, a 2010 Moeller graduate, will be a sophomore at the University of Dayton. He started eight games as a freshman, played in 18 overall and hit .300 in 30 at-bats. Sunderman, the winning pitcher in the 2009 state final, helped the Crusaders to a 79-14 record and three consecutive league titles during his preps career. As a senior in 2010, he went 9-0 with a 1.96 ERA and hit .364 with five home runs in leading Moeller to the state semifinals.

• Ross Oltorik

“He’s been good,” O’Conner said. “He’s coming off a shoulder injury, so we’ve been slowly working him in. He’s only pitched a couple innings for us, but he’s done well in those situations.”

Underestimated X tennis in state finals By Tony Meale

At a scheduling meeting last October, St. Xavier High School tennis coach Russ King caught wind of an intriguing conversation. “I overheard a couple coaches talking,” King recalled, “and they said, ‘Well, at least we don’t have to worry about St. X next year.” The trendy theory was that the Bombers, which had won five straight district titles, were due for a down year after graduating six seniors in 2010. “I told one of my assistants, ‘You know, it’s not going to be as easy as it’s been the last five years,’” King said. “‘But I don’t think they should count us out just yet.” King was right. St. Xavier won its sixth district title and advanced to the state Final Four for the eighth time in 11 years, finishing runner-up. The Bombers defeated Walsh Jesuit in the semifinals May 29 in Columbus before falling to Toledo St. John’s 3-1 in the final. So much for the down year so many anticipated. “We probably did a lot better than anybody expected us to do,” King conceded.

Still, it’s hard to be surprised by a program that won four straight state titles from 2006 to 2009 and has won the Greater Catholic League every year since 1968. Perhaps the Bombers’ top performer this year was 2011 graduate Devin Bostick of Mt. Lookout, who was named GCL-South Player of the Year. “That first singles spot is really difficult, especially since we played well over half of the top 10 teams in the state,” King said. “But Devin did a good job of what we call ‘holding your place.’ He lost to some guys he probably wasn’t going to beat, but we held that first single spot so our second and third singles guys could be effective.” Bostick, it should be noted, defeated several talented players this year, including Mason’s Miguel Cepeda, and will play tennis at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. St. X juniors-to-be Matt Duma of Montgomery and Matt Santen of Mt. Lookout benefited the most from Bostick’s willingness to take on the No. 1 role. Both earned second-team all-league honors. “They played really tough competition,” King said. “They both lost a couple of matches they probably

shouldn’t have, but they’re only (going to be juniors). It’ll be tough for teams to beat both of them next year.” Seniors-to-be Elliot Bostick of Mt. Lookout and Don Baverman of Green Township were first-team, all-league at first doubles, while 2011 grads Ed Broun of Anderson Township and Casey Leary of Loveland earned firstteam honors at second doubles. Senior-to-be Eric Salomon also contributed. St. X finished second in the final city poll to Sycamore, which beat the Bombers in the regular season. The Bombers, however, beat the Aviators 3-1 in the district finals. “It came down to a couple of points in doubles,” King said. “Sycamore’s a really good team. They’re probably as good as anybody in the state.” Although St. X returns several key performers next year, King doesn’t see the Bombers as the area’s 2012 preseason No. 1. “It’d be pretty hard to see us that way,” King said. “Mason and Sycamore will probably battle it out for district and whoever wins that should win state next year.” Of course, that doesn’t mean you should count out St. X. That, as recent history indicates, is a bad idea.


St. Xavier senior-to-be Elliot Bostick of Mt. Lookout helped the Bombers to a state runner-up finish in 2011.


St.Xavier 2011 graduate Ed Broun was a first-team all-league performer for the Bombers.

Clermont Northeastern grad Jefferson begins career with Pirates ˙By Nick Dudukovich

Former Clermont Notheastern High School baseball standout Mike Jefferson is ready to begin the next chapter in his life as a professional baseball player. After being drafted in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, Jefferson signed his first professional contract with the Pittsburgh

Pirates, June 20. He reported to Class-A State College of the New York-Penn League, that night. Jefferson, who went to college at Louisiana Tech University, is excited to be a part of the Pirates’ organization. “(The Pirates) are a great organization and they focus a lot on their younger players and getting them developed,” Jefferson said. “And I’m really looking for-

ward to getting out there and working hard and playing baseball professionally.” The 6-foot-5, 190 pound lefthander was drafted in the 46th round of the 2010 draft by the New York Mets. He chose to return to school for his junior season to fine-tune his skills. “I had a little work to do before I got into pro (baseball),” Jefferson said. “I wanted to get another year of school under belt and I felt like

going back to school would help me improve my game to get it to where it needed to be to be a pro pitcher.” Through his college career, Jefferson was 13-11 with a 4.93 ERA. This past season, he went 64 with a 3.56 ERA in 86 innings pitched. He appeared in 18 games. The southpaw, who started for Louisiana Tech, doesn’t know if the Pirates want to develop him as a starter or a reliever.

But for Jefferson, it doesn't matter. He’s just happy to be chasing his dream. “I’m ready for (any role) mentally, no matter what,” he said. “I look at this as the start of my dream and the ultimate goal for me…is to make to the big leagues and to make it up there for awhile.” For more coverage, visit


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Are we losing our humanity to technology? Many years ago Albert Einstein said, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” As a life long student of humanity, one thing that has become increasingly more obvious is that our humanity is becoming more endangered. It is not only by our technology, but by our inability to control the historic failures of our humanity. While I partially disagree with Professor Einstein, technology has changed the world. I have long considered our ability to kill more people at a greater distance in a shorter period of time as the greatest failure of humanity. It is easy to list our many failures. Despite this, there are some startling successes. We have cured

or prevented many formerly incurable diseases. We live longer and more active lives. Technology has created forms of communication and travel that were science fiction not long ago. We have greater access to many forms of entertainment and learning. What we need to do is to help improve the lives of all people through these advances in technology. This is not as easy as it seems. Improvement comes through involvement of all people. We have to take an active role. Sitting idly by and waiting for others to help them only causes them to lose out. We now have more contact with varied peoples. It should make no difference whether they are of another religion or race.

CHATROOM June 22 questions

Should Ohio open state parks to oil and gas drilling? Why or why not? “If geologists are pretty certain that there are oil/gas deposits that are accessible, and they can only be reached by drilling in state parks, of course! “Supplies of fuel for this nation of 300,000,000 people are vitally important to our economy and our lives, and especially with the unrest in the Middle East, which makes the price of gas and oil so volatile, it is important that we use the resources we have, as long as we can retrieve the fuel without causing too much ecological damage (and I trust that we can.)” Bill B. “The sad fact is that we have so much of a deficit in the area of energy policy that it never occurs to public officials to consider how little of Ohio is protected as a state park or public land. “Drilling in these areas may allow the state to reduce park fees and other maintenance costs, but that’s a fool’s game. Most of Ohio is open to oil and gas drilling and if there is any opportunity, it is available already. Energy companies simply have to contract with the land owners. “Since the mineral rights have already been separated from the surface rights, most of Ohio’s coal, natural gas and oil resources are already owned by energy companies, and landowners are vulnerable to destruction of the water table, subsidance and blast damage with no protection. “New extraction technologies make the risk much greater, and the rewards of diminishing importance. “Ohio needs to lead the move to sustainable energy technology, not be the last cockroach in the empty barrel.” N.F. “Absolutely no! The parks are for the people of the state. “The meager income that the state may gain from allowing fracking and other forms of distructive extraction will more than be offset by the loss of value as a local tourist destination. “How many families will be going to Michigan or Kentucky instead of spending their limited vacation funds here in the state of Ohio? “This is strictly Republican payback, once again, to the money people. They could care

Next questions What do you like most about Fourth of July in Loveland? Do you think Afghanistan’s military is ready to take responsibilty for fighting Taliban insurgents as the U.S. begins a troop drawdown in July? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. less about you and me. “Also take note that there were no public meetings beforehand. Kasich and his right-wing cronies knew the outcry would be deafening.” J.Z. “There is very little land in Ohio so geologically unique that it needs to be preserved untouched by any development. The most compelling evidence is the lack of any national parks in Ohio and the fact that we only have one national forest (Wayne in eastern Ohio). “Oil and gas development does not require the devastation of the land, like open pit mining. A limited amount of land needs to be cleared for the drilling rig and then after that a couple of small tanks and a pump at the well head. If you drive east on US 50, you will see lots of these in farmers fields east of Athens. “Mineral resources on public land belong to all of us. If we can profit from them, we will pay less in taxes or receive more in services. “Of course there is always the argument that it is more money for the government to waste.” F.S.D. “As with immigration, Congress fails again to protect America. With a very dismal record of energy management, one can’t blame the states for trying to find ways to self-manage ... it is a fine way to help kill the earth we live on.” K.P.

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The commonality is children. It is the boundless curiosity and innocence of children that assures anyone of our mutual humanity. That should give us hope. Positive contact creates a human bond. Travel makes our contacts easier. Once contact is made, a chance to enjoy our human similarity is created if we will use it. Our greatest failure is that we seem to stress our differences rather than our similarities. Our ability to make things better for all people has advanced as much as our ability to destroy them. It should not be a difficult choice about which road humanity should take. As a person interested in societies that are different from my

own, I find other people interesting and am quite comfortable meeting them. I regularly meet with people of many different religions. When the discussion gets around to our similarities, we find we have very much in common. Our differences stem from interpretation or history. Those can be reconciled by simple acceptance. If there is one factor that leads to trouble it is that we seem to judge people by standards that are sometimes artificial at best. By that, I mean race, religion or nationality. Perhaps the simple solution is when we are in public, we should act as though we are being judged by our actions. That is certainly what other people are doing to us. As a member of the U.S. Army of

Occupation in Germany in the mid 1950s I made it a point to learn and Edward Levy speak German. I always wore Community my “civvies” to Press guest town. As a columnist result, I made some German friends and was invited to an interesting German-American discussion group that included former German soldiers. This makes us amazingly similar doesn’t it. There is hope for humanity if we only reach out and practice it! Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

Water protects public health, provides family fun Summertime and water. What would summer be like without a dip in the pool, a run through the sprinkler or a cold glass of tap water on a hot muggy day? People use water every day for both recreational uses and household uses such as cooking, cleaning and bathing. At Greater Cincinnati Water Works, our job is to provide you with a dependable supply of the highest quality water each and every time you turn on the tap, fill up the pool or let your children run through the sprinkler. During the past century, many improvements in the health, prosperity and longevity of the US population can be attributed to improvements in water quality. For the past 100 years, GCWW has been a leader in developing and implementing those improvements. In 1907 amidst a national typhoid outbreak, GCWW built the second water treatment plant in the U.S. to use rapid-sand filtration and cases of typhoid in Cincinnati dropped dramatically. In 1928 water works pioneered powdered activated carbon filtration. Then in 1992, we became the first utility in the nation to implement granular activated carbon treatment with the ability to clean the carbon on-site so it can be reused. GAC is cited by the USEPA as one of the best available treatment

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POLITICALLY SPEAKING Reaction from local lawmakers to issues in the news:

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (ROhio) talks about the release of Ohio’s updated employment data: “While we’re starting to see some signs of improvement in Ohio’s economy, we still have over half a million Ohioans searching for jobs, with a large

number of those out of work for more than six months, and an administration in Washington that doesn’t seem to understand that the best way to get our economy really moving is both sides working together on pro-growth policies, not more spending, which has failed to create the jobs promised while further threatening our nation’s fiscal stability.

“A year ago, the president said that we were in for a ‘Summer of recovery.’ Unfortunately, it wasn’t a ‘Summer of recovery,’ in fact it wasn’t a fall, winter, or spring of recovery and here we are a year later with unemployment at 9.1 percent nationally, instead of the 6.7 percent the president talked about a year ago.”

QUOTEBOOK “The board completed the annual evaluation for Dr. Marschhausen and Mr. Griffith and commended both of them in the highest possible way for their “Officers will respond on fireworks complaints and advise anyone with fireworks that it is illegal to accomplishments in the past year. We have great confidence and enthusiasm for their future discharge them,.” Tim Sabransky performance and wanted to extend contracts to Loveland police chief. indicate this confidence.”

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Glendale resident Gabe Rhoads is filling his summer doing odd jobs, such as picking up pup waste at the Dog Depot.

Job is yuck, but makes a buck By Kelly McBride

Summer is in full swing for a Glendale pre-teen who has filled his days with just about any job he can find outdoors. Gabe Rhoads, 12, said he’s excited about earning money, learning new tasks and meeting people in the village where he lives. Rake. Sweep. Shovel. Scoop. Money was the original concept, though. He started doing odd jobs to save for a trip to North Carolina. Now he’s earning and saving in general. But it’s his entrepreneurial skills that impressed local business owner Natalie Lotspeich, who has hired him to do odd jobs at the Dog Depot. Jobs many kids would turn their noses up at, but jobs that are packing Gabe’s wallet and sparking his creativity. He and Lotspeich came up with an acronym for one of the tasks at Gabe’s Help Inc. Residents can hire the Princeton Middle School student for a task he calls PUP, or picking up poop.

It’s a job with little appeal for dog owners, and Glendale is filled with them. “Most people are too busy,” said Gabe, who owns three dogs. “And I don’t mind doing it.” Lotspeich said it’s that attitude that helps propel Gabe. “He is one of the most go-getter kids I know,” she said, citing the job that shows his initiative for a job that isn’t pleasant. “His work ethic is far beyond those who are older than him,” she said. Gabe’s mom, Joy Rhoads, said she’s comfortable with her young son being his own boss, because the village is close-knit, and he doesn’t go inside anyone’s home. “We always worked hard to tell him that if he wants soething, he has to go out and work for it,” she said. “He’s getting the experience of doing different jobs,” she said, “and he has a market.” “It’s fun going outside, and it’s different every day,” Gabe said. “And it’s better than just being at home. I’m making money.”


Sun drenched fairways prevailed after overnight storms and early morning rain threatened the Paxton’s golf outing for CancerFree Kids Saturday, June 11.

Rain threatened, but golf prevailed By Chuck Gibson

Storms blew in and the skies opened up Friday night June 10. It was the eve of the sxith annual Paxton’s Grill golf outing to benefit CancerFree Kids at Hickory Woods Golf Course. At 8 a.m. Saturday – just hours before 144 golfers would tee it up – Paxton’s general manager Ralph Dunnigan arrived at the course with a torrential rain falling. “I was thinking rain date,” Dunnigan said. But the skies cleared and, by tee time, the rain was a distant memory as sun drenched the fairways and greens. Sun or not, Dunnigan saw the bright side. “The rain might actually have helped us,” he said, “It kept the early morning golfers away. We got started on time and it turned into a beautiful day.” The outing was at full capacity with 36 teams of 4 golfers each. Dunnigan measures the success by the growth of the donation they make each year. The 2010 outing raised $10,000 for CancerFree Kids. That was more than previous years, but he hopes for even more this year.

“It’s too early to say for sure,” he said. “The numbers are still being added up. I’m pretty sure it’ll be more than $10, 000. I hope it will.” Dunnigan said the silent auction and split-the-pot helped raise about $4,000 during the day. For the golfers, it is all about winning the four-man scramble and the skins game. Sam Flannery’s team turned in a 15-under par to take the top honors; while a team including Cindy Kane, Linda Hill and Mike McCormick skillfully scored the skins win. Both teams generously donated their winnings back to CancerFree Kids. “Each year the golf outing continues to grow and to provide significant support of our mission,” said Ellen Flannery, founder and executive director of CancerFree Kids. The mission of the Loveland-based charity organization is to eradicate cancer in children. The money they raise is used for research into cures and treatment for pediatric cancer. Like golf prevailed over the threatening rain, CancerFree Kids has made significant strides to prevail in the fight to eliminate the threat of cancer for children everywhere. “CancerFree Kids is grateful to Pax-

Little Miami Triathlon supports CancerFree KIDS

CancerFree KIDS was the beneficiary of the fundraising efforts of participants of the Morgan’s Little Miami Triathlon, held earlier this month in Oregonia, Ohio. According to Gary Morgan, race owner and manager, “For the very first time, teams could sign up to be part of the Triathlon’s Inaugural Courage Crew to bring special purpose and meaning to their race by raising money for CancerFree KIDS, a wonderful Loveland charity that supports life-saving childhood cancer research.” More than 1,300 athletes finished the 32nd annual Little Miami Triathlon, which has become one of the largest events of its kind in the country. “We are so proud to partner with Morgan’s Triathlon. It is a wonderful thing that the Morgan’s are inspired to give back to their community by sharing the success of their triathlon by partnering with CancerFree KIDS. We are grateful for the opportunity and we look forward to Oct. 2 for their fall triathlon” said Ellen Flannery of Loveland, executive director of CancerFree KIDS. Anyone who participates in the triathlon can join the Courage Crew. All registrations are done on line. More information on the Fall Triathlon and the CancerFree KIDS Courage Crew can be found at or at ton’s and everyone who came out for the event,” Flannery said. “Everyone had a great time and we are proud to have been the beneficiary.” For more: or


Loveland resident Kendall Fein was recently crowned Miss Teen Ohio-World 2011, and is in Houston to represent Ohio in the upcoming Miss Teen World national pageant.

Loveland girl participates in Miss Teen World Loveland resident Kendall Fein was recently crowned Miss Teen OhioWorld 2011, and will be heading to Houston to represent Ohio in the upcoming Miss Teen World national pageant. Fein, 16, left for Houston June 26 to spend the rest of the week getting to know all the final contestants from each of the other states, and preparing for their final

competition day, which will be at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel July 2. One of these finalists will be crowned Miss Teen World 2011. Fein is a 16-year-old senior at Loveland High School. She is the daughter of Kim Kroener and Willie Fein, and the granddaughter of Walter “Sonny” Kroener.


At the end of tiring day, Ralph Dunnigan still had “lots of fun” a the the sixth annual Paxton’s Grill golf outing Saturday, June 11.


One foursome lines up their putt on the green at Hickory Woods during the Paxton’s golf outing June 11.

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A sign offers thanks from CancerFree Kids to all the golfers at Paxtons’ golf outing.

Golfers check in at Paxton’s golf outing Saturday, June 11, to play and support CancerFree Kids.


Loveland Herald

June 29, 2011



Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road, Proof of Hamilton County residency required. Includes TVs, monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, back-up batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. Program prohibits participation by businesses, churches, schools and non-profits. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 9467766; Blue Ash.


The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, More than 15 vendors offer plethora of foods and other goods including certified organic produce, cider, variety of vegetables, homemade pasta, flowers, gluten-free items, cheeses, meats and more. Rain or shine. 745-5685. Blue Ash.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.


Jamie Lissow, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 503-4262; Montgomery. Marriage Enrichment: The Third Option, 79 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Skills-based group program the helps participants build stronger, more fulfilling marriages. Free. Presented by The Third Option. 398-9720; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Kevin Fox, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Taught by certified Arthritis Foundation aquatics instructors. Ages 18 and up. $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery.

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Eating for Health, 9-11 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn to improve your health and well being through improved nutrition and exercise. With Kathy Haugen, registered dietitian. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery. Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


Blue Ash Concert on the Square - Independence Celebration, 8 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Patriotic music by Systems Go. Concessions available. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-8550; Blue Ash.



Adaptive Group Swim Lessons, 9-11 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Small group lessons for nontraditional students taught by exploration, experimentation and discovery method. Family friendly. $10. Reservations required. 9856742. Montgomery.


Pre- and Post-Natal Water Fitness, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $45 per month, free for members. 9856742. Montgomery.


Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, More than 20 vendors, including seven local growers, fresh European-style bread, locally-roasted coffee, local baked goods, homemade premium granola, pastured meat and chicken and pork, artisan gelato, artisan cheese, local herbs, honey, maple syrup and more. Includes weekly musical acts, cooking demonstrations and community events. 659-3465; Montgomery.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


Jamie Lissow, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Opera Goes to Church!, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, Evening of gospel, sacred, jazz and classical music. William Burden, tenor; Kara Shay Thompson, soprano; Catherine Fishlock, mezzo-soprano; William Henry, baritone. With St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Adult Choir. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Opera. 241-2742; Montgomery.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


World’s Largest Cowbell Band Guinness Record Attempt, 7-9 p.m., Sellman Park, 6700 Marvin Ave., Band performs world record attempt in conjunction Madeira’s Independence Day Celebration. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 561-6998; Madeira. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 2


Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to 2 p.m., Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road, Children’s games, prizes, pony rides, bounce house and food and beer booths. All-Star baseball game. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 891-2424; Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 5


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise, 1:302:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery.


Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 745-9100; email; Kenwood. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market.; Loveland.




Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social and President Lincoln, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Stan Wernz, noted Abraham Lincoln enactor, speaker. Period music by Harry Perry on keyboard. In conjunction with Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exhibit. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Jamie Lissow, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Kayak River Trip, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, A 7.5mile trip down the scenic Little Miami River. Begin at Lake Isabella and take out at Jim Terrell Park in Milford. Transportation back to Lake Isabella provided. Bring a lunch. All equipment provided and flotation devices will be worn at all times. Participants must be able to get in and out of their boat unassisted, be able to help haul boats and adequately maneuver their boat on open water. Led by ACA certified instructor. Children must be accompanied by adults. $30, $25 ages 6 to 18; vehicle permit required. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township.

Blue Ash Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheater, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by P&G Big Band. Concessions available. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.


Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 6918 Wooster Road, Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream. 721-3323; Mariemont.


Open Sand Volleyball, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Adults. $15, free for members. 9856722. Montgomery.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Trinity Together Time, 1-2:30 p.m., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Free event for children and their parents/caregivers. Crafts, games and stories. Family friendly. Free. 791-7631. Deer Park.


The Montgomery Independence Day Parade is 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. The parade units depart from the junior high school parking lots on Cooper Road and heads east to Montgomery road, traveling north to Schoolhouse Lane. Call 7928329, or visit for more information. Pictured, a juggler performs along Montgomery Road and Market Place Lane during the Montgomery Independence Day Parade last year.


YMCA Camp Creekwood Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Daily through July 8. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Hamilton County Vouchers accepted. Ages 5-12. $175, $135 per week; $45, $30 members pre or post camp. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000; Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Daily through July 8. Emphasis on leadership development, cultural awareness and self-worth combined with traditional camp fun. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 12-14. $180, $140 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000; Blue Ash. YMCA Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Daily through July 8. Arts and crafts, nature activities, swimming and more. Scholarships are available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Ages 3-5. $130, $90 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000. Blue Ash.


Overeaters Anonymous, Noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 101. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood. Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Room 16A. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Montgomery.

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VegHead Cooking Demo, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Cooking demo from Heart Healthy Certified eatery VegHead of Loveland. Highlighting culinary preparation from artichoke to spinach, chef Mark Metcalfe presents award-winning vegetarian and wrap recipes. $15, free for members. Reservations required. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Red Cross Baby-Sitters’ Training Course, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn responsibilities of being a baby-sitter, how to prevent accidents from occurring and how to administer rescue breathing. Ages 11-18. $60. Reservations required. 985-6747; Montgomery.


Farmers Market, 1-5:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Fresh produce from Wilfert Farms. Sycamore Senior Center members receive discount on purchases. 686-1010; Blue Ash.

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MUSEUMS Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, Free. 683-5692; Loveland. MUSIC - CONCERTS

Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Independence Day Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road, “Golden Age of Radio.” Free. Presented by Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. 232-0949; Montgomery.


Jamie Lissow, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 4



The All American Birthday Party & Fireworks is Monday, July 4, at Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point Park, with live music by P. Ann Everson-Price and the All Star Band beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks kick off at 10 p.m. Visit or call 513-352-6180.

Montgomery Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m., City of Montgomery, Parade units to depart from junior highs school parking lots on Cooper Road and heads east to Montgomery Road and then travels north to Schoolhouse Lane. Free. 792-8329; Montgomery. Montgomery July Fourth Festival, 11 a.m.-


Coney Island hosts its annual Balloon Glow at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3. There will be live music starting at 6:30 p.m., entertainment and as many as 15 glowing hot air balloons. A Rozzi Famous Fireworks display will be at 10 p.m. Parking: $10, $7 after 2 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured is a balloon from Dan Keith of Touch the Clouds balloons at last year’s Balloon Glow.


Loveland Herald

June 29, 2011


Father Lou wrote columns, touched many lives Lisa J. Mauch Community Press staff

If Father Lou Guntzelman were writing this story, he’d have the perfect inspirational quote with which to lead off. And a timely lesson to follow. But sometimes pithy words from notable people can’t sum up all we think and feel. The Rev. Louis J. Guntzelman, 79, passed away at his home Monday, June 20, after a long struggle with cancer. Most people didn’t know he was ill, or that he had been fighting cancer since 2007. He was private that way, not wanting people to concern themselves about him since he was usually there to help with their troubles. He had been a columnist for The Community Press and Community Recorder since 1999, and EastSide Weekend before that. Father Lou was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Cincinnati and was raised in Oakley. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology and philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood. He was ordained on May 25, 1957, at St. Monica Cathedral in Cincinnati. Father John “Jack” Wessling was a classmate of Father Lou’s first at Purcell High School and later at the seminary together. He recalls that Father Lou was the pitcher when the seminarians played fast-pitch softball. “I batted against him. You could always tell when


Father Lou with his Honda motorcycle. he was going to do a slow pitch because his hand would go behind his back,” Wessling said. “He had a great sense of humor. He saw the humor in all kinds of situations,” he said. Father Lou received his first assignment to the faculty at Purcell High School in Cincinnati, alongside Wessling, and as an assistant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. It was there that he would meet his future editor. “I’ve known him since I was in grade school. He must have just become a priest. He was so tall and thin. We were all afraid of him,” said Susan McHugh, a former publisher of Community Press and Recorder newspapers and EastSide Weekend. “But even then he was just this kind, gentle, sweet man,” she said. He was put in charge of the Legion of Mary at the school, to which all the girls belonged. An elderly couple

had befriended the young priest so he asked the girls go to their house every week to help out. McHugh remembers coming into his office to complain that they had to wash the same windows every week. “He said something like ‘Well, that’s just part of your cross to bear.’ I think he was just trying to give companionship to this couple. He was always doing nice things like that,” she said. Later she would encounter him again at The Community of the Good Shepherd in Montgomery, his last parish. He served there from 1982 until 1994. “I remember this one sermon …” McHugh said, describing the events following the 1982 airplane crash into the Potomac River and how one man helped others reach safety by passing the rescue ropes onto them instead of taking one for himself. He drowned before rescuers could save him.

“Father Lou said ‘For those of you sitting here and wondering if Christ is still in the world – this is your sign.’ ” During his time there, the number of parish families doubled. According to Rose Huber, a longtime parishioner of Good Shepherd, “He kicked things up a notch there at the church.” Huber first came to know Father Lou when they worked together on the parish newsletter “The Flock Report.” “He was loved by his parish and beyond. I have friends of different denominations including a friend who is Jewish and they all looked forward to reading his (Community Press) column every week. He touched many lives on many levels,” she said. “He was so open himself of other faiths and belief systems.” Huber had a childhood friend who was Catholic but had converted and married someone of a different religion. She was having a crisis of faith and Huber asked Father Lou to talk to her. “She came out of there a changed woman. Father Lou had told her, ‘We all find God where we find God. The important thing is to find God on your level.’ “He turned her life around. He did that for a stranger off the street. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Father Lou,” Huber said. Father Lou, who appreciated art and music, was also instrumental in having the Wall of Creation installed at the church. The award-winning

limestone wall was carved by local artist Karen Heyl and depicts the creation story from Genesis. Huber also remembers her favorite picture of Father Lou that they ran in “The Flock Report” – of him and his motorcycle. “He used to love riding around the neighborhood, in Montgomery and Loveland,” she said. After leaving Good Shepherd he started writing a column, first for EastSide Weekend and then in February 1999 for The Community Press and Community Recorder newspapers. And once his columns became available on the Internet, reader responses came from as far away as Brazil, Africa and Australia. “He gave so much in his columns and spent so much time writing them. He made people feel it’s going to be OK and you’re going to be OK,” McHugh said. When asked why she thought his columns were so popular among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, she said, “I think he didn’t treat it like religion. He really based it on faith and goodness. The whole ‘God is good: God is love’ theme. He really believed that. “When he was writing his columns or delivering his sermons, he didn’t want to punish or demean a person. He wanted to lift them up,” McHugh said. “He elevated people instead of the old fire and brimstone. He was more ‘If you do it this way, you’re going to experience so much more joy.’ ” Besides his weekly column, readers could still find

him celebrating Mass and helping out at St. Susanna in Mason, and later at All Saints and St. Vincent Ferrer, both in Kenwood. Father George Hunkel learned how to write homilies from Father Lou during his seminary days. And when he became pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer five years ago, “(Father Lou) asked me if he could help out and I took him up on his offer my first Sunday there.” “I always admired him and found him so inspiring,” he said. Father Lou’s writing wasn’t limited to homilies and the newspaper. He wrote the books “So Heart and Mind Can Fill: Reflections for Living,” and “The Country Called Life: More Reflections for Living.” He co-authored “Come, Healing God: Prayers During Illness” with his sister, Joan Guntzelman. “Father Guntzelman was a popular priest who touched many lives in a positive way through his ministries, as a pastor, a teacher and a writer,” said Dan Andriacco, communications director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He is survived by siblings Joan, Mary Ellen and Raymond Guntzelman and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was June 24 at St. Cecilia, Oakley. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Bearcats Against Cancer, c/o Dr. William Barrett, Barrett Cancer Center, 234 Goodman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267-0757.

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Loveland Herald


June 29, 2011

Cream puffs – they’re not just for dessert anymore Several times a year, Deacon Jim Hennessey and I teach classes at our church, Holy Trinity in Batavia, to benefit our St. Vincent de Paul S o c i e t y, w h i c h helps folks in need. O u r Rita s u m m e r Heikenfeld c l a s s Rita’s kitchen focused on main dish salads and fun summer desserts. Elaine, Jim’s wife, made cream puffs for dessert.

Lots of people think cream puffs are hard to make, but they just take a little patience and are so versatile. Fillings can be sweet, or savory. Here’s my recipe, which is similar to Elaine’s. Cream puffs are back in culinary fashion now (in my world they never went out!).

Cream puffs

This is the same dough you use for éclairs and also cream puff rings. The dough is called pâte à choux. Cream puffs freeze well after baking, unfilled.

1 cup water 1 stick unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup all purpose flour 4 large eggs, room temperature Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place water, butter and salt in saucepan. Bring to boil. When butter has melted, turn heat to low and immediately pour in flour and beat thoroughly until mixture leaves sides of pan clean and leaves a film on bottom. Mixture will form a stiff ball. Remove from heat and add unbeaten eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly

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Rita’s mocha mousse filling

Oh, this is good spooned right out of the bowl. Great in crepes, too. Or layered with whipped cream and fresh fruit in balloon wine glasses. Adapted from a KitchenAid recipe. 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon instant coffee (opt.) 11⁄2 cups whipping cream 3 ⁄4 cup powdered sugar or more to taste 1 ⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

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after each is added. This will form the leavening that “puffs” up the puffs in the oven. Pipe or drop from teaspoon or tablespoon depending on size desired. Bake for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 325 and bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Puffs will be golden. After cooling, split and, if necessary, hollow out bottom. Fill as desired. Elaine filled hers with pudding mixed with whipped cream. Makes 24 to 36.

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Put vanilla, coffee and cream in mixer. Blend. Add sugar and cocoa and blend. Whip on high until stiff. Can be made a day ahead and kept covered, in refrigerator.

Elaine’s ganache

Oh my, this was decadent.


Ice cream topped with Elaine Hennessey’s chocolate ganache. 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 12 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped if necessary 3 ⁄4 whipping cream 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla In saucepan, combine corn syrup and cream. Bring to simmer and add chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Keeps for at least a week in fridge or frozen for a couple months.

Savory filling

Smear a bit of herb cheese mixed with horseradish (optional) in bottom of puff. Add thinly sliced deli beef and add a garnish of more herb cheese. These are open faced, with no top. Or fill with finely chopped chicken or tuna salad.

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

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Bring 1⁄3 cup butter to a very gentle boil and keep it hot but not boiling. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Readers want to know

Stainless steel flatware: is it all the same? No! At first glance, they’re all shiny and look like they have some heft. So, check the packaging. What you want is 18⁄10, which means 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel. Stainless steel is essentially iron with more than 10 percent chromium. The higher the nickel content, the more protection from corrosion. Get as close to those numbers as you can. If you can pick a fork or spoon up, go ahead. It will feel good in your hand with the 18⁄10, not featherweight, and the polish will be elegant. Definitely worth the higher price. You can also polish them with a bit of clear vinegar if they get water spots on them. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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June 29, 2011


Thousands join Team Read! at library On your mark, get set, read! Thousands of kids and their families have already joined Team Read!, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s 38th annual Summer Reading Program. At the official kickoff party June 4, they decorated Team Read pennants and enjoyed snacks courtesy of Costco Wholesale. Through July 31, everyone – preschoolers, kids, teens and grown-ups – is invited to join in the fun! Team Readers of all ages are eligible for chances to win family four-packs of Cincinnati Reds or Coney Island tickets. Pick up a book, win a Nook Color! Read the most books at your Library location, and win a Nook Color e-reader! One Nook will be awarded to the child, teen and adult who reads the most at each of of the library’s 41 locations. Register online at

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Twins Adrianna and Evan Bell, 7, joined Team Read at the Symmes Township Branch Library.

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Three generations of Summer Readers, from left: grandmother Ginny Harrison, mother Debbie Bowser and Ashley Bowser, joined Team Read at the Loveland Branch Library. Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, 369-4476 • Baseball Jeopardy. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tuesday, July 12 • Shake, Rattle, & Read! with Tom Scheidt & Kimberley G. 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30


Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 E. Enyart Road, 513-3696001 • Animals Alive! A naturalist with Hamilton County Parks will bring live animals for children to see. Children will learn about these animals and where they live. 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 • Harry Potter Day! 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 • Baseball Jeopardy. 3 p.m. Thursday, July 21

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Leslie and Paige Nash joined Team Read at the Symmes Township Branch Library.

NEWSMAKERS Helping children succeed

Every Child Succeeds, an agency that provides in-home services to high-risk, firsttime mothers, recently elected Symmes Township resident to vice chair of the board of trustees. “In 1999 I was asked by Dick Aft, president of the United Way, to participate in the early discussion around creating an organization to work with first-time moms. We held several discussions around what the program will look like and who should be engaged in the process of designing it, which turned into Every Child Succeeds,” Robinson said. “As cofounder of ECS, I respect the

data and ongoing information that we receive. This has aided me in my efforts to advocate for the children and families.” Robinson joined the board as a member of the executive committee in 2009 during which she served a term as vice president. ECS is an evidence-based, results-oriented agency that directly affects the lives of atrisk moms and their babies through home visitation programs. ECS works with nearly 1,700 moms who receive lifechanging assistance with the task of raising a healthy child. More information about ECS is available online at or by calling 636-2830.


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Loveland Herald


June 29, 2011

DEATHS Edith Mae Back

Edith Mae Back, 87, of Loveland died June 15. Survived by daughter and son-inlaw Theresa and Robert Jordan; and grandchild Rob Jordan. Preceded in death by father Vincent Abbate; mother, Ethel (nee Springer) Abbate, husBack band, Joseph Back; and brother, Vincent Abbate. Services were June 15 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263; or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Robert Franklin Thompson Sr.

Robert Franklin Thompson Sr., 83, of Loveland died June 14. Survived by children Gloria

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Grote-Wilson, Robert Thompson Jr., Larry Thompson and Cheryl (William) Davis; grandchildren Andy Grote, Justin Grote, Mary Thompson Sr. (Robert) Casey, Rachel (Tom) McCane, William (Sabrina) Davis Jr., Mark (Kelly) Davis, Jeffrey (Candice) Davis, Emily (David) Ruehr and Aaron Davis; great-grandchildren Hailey McCane, William “Trey” Davis III, Jackson Davis, Hannah Davis, Connar Davis, Collin Davis, Camden Davis, Natalie Davis and Drew Ruehr; and sister, Aveline Thompson Pack Bauer. Preceded in death by father, Archie Thompson; mother, Vietta (nee Farley) Thompson Pack; brothers Richard Thompson and Archie Ralph Thompson; and sister, Clista Marshall. Services were June 20 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263; or Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Foundation, 5 Masonic Drive, Springfield, OH 45504.

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Ascension Lutheran Church

The summer worship service began on Sunday, June 6, with one service at 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. The community is invited. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. The community is invited to participate in all activities of the church and to attend worship service at 10 a.m. There is no Sunday school during the summer. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, m.

Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. All are welcome. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Samaritan Closet is located next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

A Wednesday worship service is being conducted at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 10. Weekly summer camps began the week of June 7, and have a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday schedule. Visit for details and registration. Vacation Bible school is 9 a.m. to noon, June 27 to July 1; and 68:30 p.m., Aug. 8-12. Call the church for details or to register. Fall Adult Mission Trip planning is underway. If interested in an Oct.


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Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor


Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

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About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. of infants through high school students that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30-11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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Vacation Bible School with an artistic and musical emphasis will be held Thursday July 28 to Sunday, July 31. Kids will learn about God through vocals, instrumentals, drumline, bells, fine art and drama. Contact the church to sign-up. All kids in the community third through sixth grade are welcome. The next Habitat for Humanity work day is Saturday July 16. The last work day of the season is Sept. 10. Contact the church for sign-up information. Findlay Street summer camp started June 6 and continues Monday through Friday throughout the summer. Volunteers are need to help chaperone field trips, direct craft projects, make sandwich lunches and more. Contact the church for further information. Opera Goes to Church, a collaborative between Cincinnati Opera and area churches, will be hosted by St. Barnabas at 7 p.m., Friday, July 1. The cost is free, but call the Cincinnati Opera box office at 241-2742 for tickets. Internationally acclaimed artists and local talent will perform gospel/sacred music, jazz and classical music. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;



Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Worship service times are 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Drive, Loveland; 683-4244;;

PromiseLand Church

The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Open format. Everyone is welcome to come and pray. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

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New Church of Montgomery

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

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8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "God’s Amazing Love: When I Feel Rejected"

Worship service time is 10 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The new Connect Family service is 67:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays. Join the group for free dinner, fellowship and study classes. The church has youth groups for preteens in grades 7-8 and teens in ninth through 12th grades from 67:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

9:30-10:30 a.m. for Engage, a praise band-led worship in a contemporary style; and 11 a.m. to noon for Classic Tradition, traditional worship led by various musical groups including Cnacel Choir, adult and children’s bell choirs and children’s Sunday School Chorus. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided all morning on Sunday. Visit or call the church office to find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. Explore Small Groups, Bible Studies, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adults Ministry and Senior’s Ministry and Mission/Outreach opportunities. The church also offer opportunities to connect in various Worship Arts ministries such as music, drama and visuals. In addition, there is a United Methodist Women and a Men’s Ministry as well. There are opportunities for all ages to get connected. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.


Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services


Loveland Presbyterian Church

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556


101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 9:00 & 10:30am No Sunday School

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has openings for the 1824 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Parents may choose one or two days a week. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn and play with children his/her own age, while you get some much needed time to yourself. There are also a few openings in our “Mad Scientists” Summer Camp. This fun-filled week of camp will be the week of June 27-30 and is open to children ages 2-and-a-half through 6. If interested, call Stacy at 683-4256. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

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Loveland United Methodist Church


Contemporary: 5:00 pm Saturdays and 9:00 am Sundays Traditional: 10:30 am Sundays

6-9 service project to Appalachia Tenn. area, call the church for details. The church is searching for crafter and vendors to join the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 12. Register at Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

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| DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Dick Maloney | | 248-7134 BIRTHS



Incidents/investigations Assault-knowingly

At 126 S. Lebanon Road, June 17.


At 800 Debra Lane, June 14.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 126 Karl Brown Way, June 14.

Impersonating a polie officer or private patrolman At 501 N. Second St., June 14.

Obstructing official business

At Main Street and Wall Street, June 14. At 890 W. Loveland Ave., June 18.

Re-cite other department

At 1003 Bellwood Drive, June 14. At 400 W. Loveland Ave., June 14.

Telecommunications harassment-anonymous, harassing etc …

At 5047 Bristol Court, June 19.



The Community Press the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000. Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721. Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444. Food items, digital scale, etc. taken; $455 at 932 O’Bannonville, June 9.


Jewelry, etc. taken from residence; $1,375 at 1284 Pebble Brook No. 3, June 6.

Criminal damage

Turf damaged on course at Oasis Golf Club at Loveland Miamiville Road, June 7. Glass broken in fire extinguisher at 1998 Brightwater, June 6. Object thrown at moving vehicle at 5700 block of Dry Run, June 7. Windows shot with pellet gun at 5778 Buckwheat, June 9. Window broken in vehicle at 969 Ohio 28 No. 98, June 11. Turn-light switch damaged on vehicle at 717 Glencrest, June 10. Two tires cut on vehicle at 6182 S. Shadow Hill, June 12.

Criminal trespass


William Scott, 41, 3535 Ohio 133, consumption in motor vehicle, June 8. Brent T. Bergman, 19, 5857 Hunters Court, drug instrument, domestic violence, June 8. Clifford E. Butts, 36, 1280 Pebble Brook No. 3, domestic violence, June 9. James E. Banks III, 19, Homeless, weapons under disability, defacing firearm, drug paraphernalia, June 9. Fredrick Howard, 18, 11662 Symmes Valley, underage consumption, June 9. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, June 9. David A. Fette, 20, 4672 Shephard, marijuana possession, June 10. Gennard D. Labella, 38, 1121 Hayward, domestic violence, June 11. Noah Schardt, 31, 7137 Woodridge, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, June 12. Matthew D. Donahue, 25, 5947 Deerfield, receiving stolen property, theft X3, June 12. Mackenna Murphy, 27, 5595 Kugler Mill, vehicular vandalism, June 13. Toni M. Schuster, 34, 5718 Linda Way, marijuana possession, June 13.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery, felonious assault

Male reported these offenses at area of I-275 at Ohio 28, June 12.


Male was assaulted at Country Lane, June 12.

Breaking and entering

Jewelry taken from residence; $5,175 at 17 Maplecrest, June 6.

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Trespassing inside residence at 5919 Arbor Crest, June 6.

Domestic violence

At Pebble Brooke Trail, June 9. At Hayward Circle, June 11.


Beer taken from Village Grocery at Loveland Miamiville Road, June 8. Mailbox taken at 5484 Carterway Drive, June 9. Purse taken from vehicle at 699 Glencrest, June 9. Shoes taken from vehicle at 671 Winding Woods, June 9. Cigarettes taken from Circle K; $160 at Ohio 28, June 10. Laptop computer and GPS unit taken from vehicle; $1,430 at 6280 Deerhaven, June 10. CDs, clothes, etc. taken from residence at 5867 Whitegate, June 12. Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 1720 Old Silo Drive, June 11.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Aundra Evans, 43, 304 Station St., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, June 6. Carl Sanderson, 26, 9800 Link Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 9443 Loveland Madeira Road, June 3. Cortland Mason, 22, 2600 People Lane, disorderly conduct at Florence and Highland, June 7.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 8675 Kemper Road, June 8.

Identity fraud

Reported at 11581 Symmes Gate Lane, June 6.

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Shoes valued at $70 removed at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, June 6. Tires of unknown value removed at 9167 Union Cemetery Road, June 6. Cologne valued at $360 removed at 4201 Fields Ertel Road, May 31. Purse and contents valued at $200 removed at 8229 Fields Ertel Road, June 5.

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5734 Cleathill Drive, Herbert & Teresa Messer to Erik & Lindsay Shifflett, 0.4590 acre, $305,000. 1128 Deerhaven Court, Farah Sagin,

About real estate transfers

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Hamilton County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. administrator to Amjad Abu-Ali, $187,000. 384 Dunn Street, Harry Lohr to Jessica Blocker & Brian Griffith, $62,700. 1445 East Stoker Court, Nicola Garrett, trustee to Vincent & Nancy Lorenzo, 0.3240 acre, $232,500. 6328 Greensboro Court, Robert & Antoinette Swanson to Jason & Leslie Long, 0.4590 acre, $255,000. 953 Long Lane, Daniel Mumaw to


Your Community Press newspaper serving Loveland, Miami Township, Symmes Township l:

Todd Meinecke, 0.2940 acre, $225,000. 1279 Ohio 131, Estate of Charles Russell to Terry Couch, 1.7480 acre, $73,332. 6440 Paxton Woods Drive, Nancy Kowatsch to Robert & Jennifer Dell, 0.4700 acre, $215,000. 1425 Return Shot Lane, Craig & Deborah Lowe to Eric & Smita Dolan, 0.5870 acre, $270,000. 1252 Ridgewood Drive, Zicka Homes Ltd. to Allyson & Michael Hughes, 0.9579 acre, $532,085. 1260 Ridgewood Drive, Zicka Homes Ltd. to Daniel & Sarah Haneline, 0.4591 acre, $432,068. 1099 Sophia Drive, NVR Inc. to Brian & Amanda VanDerploeg, 0.5310 acre, $369,075. 966 Tarragon Lane, Jennifer Cain to Bruce & Karen Bailey, 0.1480 acre, $175,000.


Elmfield Drive: Plantation Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $77,000. 11164 Terwilligers Hill Court: Griffiths Gregory & Laura B. Russell to Harrison Frank & Valerie; $439,500. 11293 Terwilligers Valley Lane: Rieke



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Compare home sales on your block, on your street and in your neighborhood at: Ross D. & Catherine R. Otto Rieke to Battaglia Gregg D. & Kimberly A.; $375,000. 11404 Terwilligers Valley Lane: Good Betty L. Tr@3 to Hahn Robert N. & Bonnie J.; $290,000. 11960 Foxgate Way: Rodriguez Ramon R. & Christina M. to George Daniel S. & Amy M.; $253,500. 12081 Carrington Lane: Griffith Paul & Deborah to Flagstar Bank Fsb; $60,000. 12082 Maxim Ave.: Lorenz Edward J. to Schlueter Carol Koepke Tr; $143,500. 7949 Camp Road: Eagles Wing Properties LLC to Goard George E.; $116,000. 8501 Whisperwoods Lane: Sands Kathleen M. to Kothari Ashish M. & Parul M. Asher; $303,000. 9082 Foxhunter Lane: Purdue Richard to Sentker Joseph A. & Natasha B.; $177,450.

Safety is no accident: Prevent falls to live injury-free Many Ohioans believe that accidents just happen, but won’t happen to them. However, most injuries aren’t accidents – they are preventable. The threat of injury lasts throughout your lifetime. Beyond cuts and bruises, injuries such as falls can have devastating effects including broken bones, head injuries, disabilities and can reduce independence and quality of life. Knowing the risks and taking steps to avoid injuries can help keep you and your loved ones injuryfree. Making life at home safer can be a great investment in your future. Increase lighting by adding lamps or wattage to existing lights. Remove loose rugs and repair damaged flooring. Place electrical cords against the wall or baseboard. Replace door knobs with lever handles for easier access. Install grab bars in tub/shower areas. Place non-slip mats or strips on the tub/shower floor.

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make a difference. Walking is an easy and inexpensive way to improve balance, ankle strength and endurance. Talk to your doctor if you are a new exerciser – your doctor will make ensure you exercise safely. For more information on preventing falls including how to make your home safer, physical activity opportunities near you and exercise safety tips, please visit the Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force at




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Ashley N. Walton, 22, 400 University Lane 111, re-cite other department, June 14. Eric A. Fischer Jr., 20, 41 Crestview Drive No. 1, re-cite other department, June 14. Daniel J. Noth, 33, 6627 Winding Way, re-cite other department, June 14. John Raymond Woodward II, 28, 536 Zag Road, arrest-other agency/county warrant, June 14. Juvenile, 13, obstructing official business, June 18. Daniel A. Wiley, 20, 1213 Red Roan Lane, obstructing official business, June 20.

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or email volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or email, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-andolder to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities avail-

able. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to

contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. email or visit Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals

who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or email


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Bethesda North Hospital – has open-

ings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 8651164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513 831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams

LEGAL NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP The regular July 5, 2011 meeting of the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, has been canceled and re-scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union CemeJohn C. Borchers tery Road. Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1001647554

at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or email No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 513-542-9454, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or email


Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2012 SYMMES TOWNSHIP BUDGET Notice is hereby given that on July 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., a Public Hearing will be held on the Budget prepared by the Township Trustees of Symmes Township of Hamilton County Ohio, for the next succeeding fiscal year ending December 31, 2012. Such hearing will be held at the office of the Township Administration Building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1001647551 LEGAL NOTICE

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The following legislation was passed by Loveland City Council: 2011-36 Ordinance amending codified ordinance Section 1107.01 by adding definitions for "Farmers Market", Chapter 1156 - Table of Permitted Uses" to permit "Farmers Market" in additional zoning districts and Chapter 1165 - General Zoning Regulations to add "Farmers Market" 2011-37 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement of cooperation with Hamilton County, Ohio pursuant to provisions of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. 2011-38 Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with CVB Consulting for the facilitation of Budget sustainability focus groups 2011-39 Ordinance amending Codified Ordinance Sections 953.02 (a) and (b) Collec tion and Disposal of Garbage and Rubbish and declaring an emergency Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council City of Loveland

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LEGAL NOTICE The Loveland City Schools Board of Education will hold a Work Session on August 2, 2011 in the Board of Education Office. A Regular Business Meeting will be held on August 16, 2011 in the Loveland Intermediate Media Center. Both meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. 7921 PUBLIC SALE The following individuals are delinquent on their rental payments and their personal property will be sold at public sale on Friday, July 1st, 2011 at Landen Store & Lock, 2575 W. U.S. Route 22/3, Maineville, OH 45039 at 1:00 p.m. Bryan Brooks (unit 69)1129 Terrytown Ct. Cincinnati, OH 45246 ;Gina Sovine (unit 173)2133 River Drive. Maineville, OH 45039 . These units contain general merchandise and furniture. The last day to pay delinquent rent and charges is FRIDAY, July 1st, 2011 at 1:00p.m. 1646310 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000


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