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What you will find on our Web site this week: • John Marschhausen, superintendent of the Loveland City Schools, recently returned from a four-day, all-expensespaid Apple Summer Institute sponsored by Apple Inc. at its corporate headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The institute is designed to find innovative ways to maintain quality services in an era of declining educational resources, Marschhausen said. CINCINNATI.COM/LOVELAND
A giant plastic Christmas candy cane was among the garbage pulled from the Scenic Little Miami River during a river clean up. “That looks like part of a giant candy cane,” said Nate Holscher, project director for Rivers Unlimited and one of several partners in the river clean up effort. “That’s good. That’s Christmas in July.” SEE LIFE, B1
A first for Miami
Miami Township trustees named Sue Madsen the new assistant police chief at their meeting Tuesday, July 19. Madsen has been a lieutenant with the Union Madsen Township Police Department and also runs Union Township’s communications center. She will replace Capt. Steve Rogers, who retired in May. SEE STORY, A4
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Terry Woods of Newtonsville picks out corn to buy at the Blooms & Berries roadside market in Loveland.
By Jeanne Houck
LOVELAND – A heat index in the triple digits did not stop a steady stream of customers from stopping at a Blooms & Berries roadside market in Loveland one hot recent afternoon. “It’s not been too bad. People just love the fresh produce,” said Lyn Oury of Loveland, an employee of Blooms & Berries, based in Hamilton Township. Oury was selling corn, potatoes, watermelons, tomatoes, peaches and more at the roadside market near New Hope Baptist Church on Loveland-Madeira Road in Loveland. The usual crowd of cyclists at the Loveland Bike Trail on Railroad Avenue was considerably thinned and just two people were spiking balls at the Grand Sands All-Season Beach Volleyball on Loveland-Madeira Road. Which was probably a good thing as health experts urged people to stay cool and hydrated. Chief Otto Huber of the Loveland Symmes Fire Department said his agency was not fielding heat-related calls. “Nothing to speak of,” Huber said. “The elderly get a little anxious and increase EMS calls, but no heat-related yet.” Bethesda North Hospital’s Emergency Department has seen an increase in heat-related problems, Jarrad Lifshitz, an emergency medicine physician at the hospital in Montgomery, said. “The staff has seen patients who ended up suffering heatrelated issues for a variety of reasons, including having worked in their yard too long, having an outdoor job requiring long hours in
A man takes a break near the parking lot by the Loveland Bike Trail on Railroad Avenue in Loveland, uncharacteristically empty of vehicles and bikes this hot afternoon. the heat, being in the heat at an amusement park for extended hours, golfing, etc. …,” Lifshitz said. “The heat can have serious health consequences if people aren’t careful. The most serious heat-related malady is heat stroke. “Heat stroke is caused by the body being unable to regulate its internal temperature,” Lifshitz said. “It’s called a heat stroke because it mimics a stroke with neurological problems that can be permanent.” Lifshitz said high temperatures also can lead to heat exhaustion and to severe dehydration requir-
ing hospitalization if people get too hot. Sycamore Township Fire Chief B.J. Jetter said the department saw an increased amount of calls last Monday about power outages and electrical overheating with the rising temperatures. “Any power outage of any length of time is very dangerous to our nursing homes and assisted living,” Jetter said. Firefighters are also at risk in the extreme heat. Jetter said they are more likely to develop dehydration in a short period of time. “That’s why on working fires or long incidents, extra companies are called for relief and assis-
tance,” Jetter said. He recommends that residents maintain a constant setting on the thermostat, eat small meals to help the digestive system and to drink fluids with electrolytes Jetter also recommends that residents wait to do outside work until after 7 p.m. “Heat and cold can present various health issues to our children and seniors. Make sure someone checks on them all the time. Rapid cooling of the body can be traumatic to one system so wear loose-fitting clothing and allow the body to repel the heat so
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Resident wants path to new Symmes park By Amanda Hopkins email@example.com
SYMMES TOWNSHIP – As construction on the park at the Rozzi property continues, a resident in an adjacent neighborhood wants more accessibility to the park for township residents. Larry Riesenberg said he wants the trustees to consider adding sidewalks or paths that would help connect residents on Woodwind Drive and Allegro Court to the park. Riesenberg said the park is easier to access from Loveland than from Symmes Township, because their are sidewalks on Lebanon Road, but not on Union Cemetery Road. “The priority is getting (Symmes Township residents)
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into their park,” Riesenberg said during the July 12 trustees meeting. “(Loveland residents) can walk there, we can’t and we’re paying for (the park).” In Phase One of the park construction project, there are no plans to build sidewalks or paths to connect the residents. Symmes Township Trustee Jodie Leis said the idea of paths and sidewalks were talked about it in the planning process, but were not part of the first phase of construction. She said it could come up again for the next phases of the park of the next few years. “It is not forgotten,” Leis said. During the July 12 meeting, the trustees approved a bid playground equipment for the new park from Playworld Midstates. It will cost an additional $105,116
The projected site plan for the Rozzi Park property. for the equipment which includes a tree-house theme. Park project manager Doug Rack from Turner Construction said “sporadic heavy rains” have messed with the construction schedule, but that the sitework
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Clermont Co. schedules hearings to discuss CTC fare increases By Kellie Geist-May
vent and self-sufficient, said CTC Director Ben Capelle in a report. In previous years, the budget has been subsidized with money from the county’s general fund. The public hearings have been scheduled as follows: • 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, Amelia branch library, 58 Maple St. • 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. • 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, commissioner's meeting room on the third floor of the Clermont County Administration Building, 101 E. Main St. • 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Dr. There will be a 60-day comment period following the hearings before the commissioners can take any official action on the rates.
The Clermont County commissioners have scheduled four hearings to take public comment on the proposed fare increases for the Clermont Transportation Connection. The recommended increases would mean raising door-to-door fares from $4 to $5 for adults; $2 to $2.50 for senior and those with disabilities; $2 to $5 for children; and $3 to $5 for students. The commissioners and CTC officials also are recommending the express route fees (including Metro in Eastgate) go from $3 to $4.25; and the adult fares for local routes go from $2 to $4.25. Those increases would generate an additional $165,000, which would make the CTC’s budget sol-
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allow the body to repel the heat so that a natural state can be maintained,” Jetter said. Municipal swimming pools were packed. Kathy Swensen, Blue Ash’s superintendent of recreation and sports, said average daily attendance at the Blue Ash Recreation Center pool is 1,316 so far this summer – up from the average daily attendance of 1,210 in 2010. “We are currently hosting the city Knothole tournament finals and they are well-attended despite the heat,” Swensen said.
Julie Machon, Montgomery’s coordinator of recreation and leisure-living services, said the heat also has pushed up attendance at the Montgomery Community Pool. “We’ve definitely exceeded our average daily attendance during these last two weeks,” Machon said. “From my observation, the amount of people outdoors in general is down due to the heat.” Montgomery Fire Chief Paul Wright says his city has not seen any heat-related maladies this week. Hoping that will remain
Two brave souls ignore the heat to get in a little volleyball at Grand Sands AllSeason Beach Volleyball in Symmes Township. the case, Wright is encouraging people – especially the elderly, the very young and the sick – to stay cool
and hydrated. – Reporter Amanda Hopkins contributed to this story
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LIFE accepting extra produce
The Loveland Inter Faith Effort (LIFE) Food Pantry would like to remind all those backyard gardeners, that the food pantry, at 101 S. Lebanon Road (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church) is accepting extra produce. Produce can be dropped off during pantry hours – Wednesdays 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Thursdays 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 513-583-8222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. LIFE’s mission is to provide faith-based emergency assistance and services to residents within the Loveland, School District, and to members of our supporting congregations, while working to
identify needs and develop programs that will encourage self-sufficiency in individuals and families. The LIFE food pantry is in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road in Loveland. enter the double glass doors of the Parish Life Center.
Symmes Township committee openings
The Symmes Township Board of Trustees is looking to fill positions on the Board of Zoning Appeals, Finance and Community Reinvestment Area committees due to vacancies. Residents of the township interested in applying for any of these appointments should contact the township office at 683-6644 to request an application or visit the website at www.symmestownship.org to download a copy. The appli-
cation should then be filled out and returned as soon as possible to Symmes Township, attention: administrator, 9323 Union Cemetery Road.
Reception for Beck
On 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Symmes Township Board of Trustees will hold a “Welcome Home” reception for Trustee Phil Beck. Beck recently returned to Symmes Township after being deployed with the United States Navy to Kandahar Providence, Afghanistan, for more than eight months. Beck is a lieutenant commander with the Navy Seabees. The reception will be at the Symmes Safety Center, 8871 Weekly Lane and the August Township Board meeting will follow at 7 p.m. The Board of Trustees would like to invite township residents to join them in welcoming Beck back home.
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Clermont County Fair a hometown tradition By Kellie Geist-May email@example.com
Isabella Herron of Jackson Township washed her pigs in preparation for last year’s Clermont County Fair Swine Show. More than 275 pigs were shown during the 2010 Clermont County Fair.
For the 162nd year, families are coming together to celebrate a piece of Clermont County tradition – the Clermont County Fair. The fair runs through Saturday, July 30. There will be youth fair projects, livestock shows, rides, games, food, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, a karaoke contest and more. “The Clermont County Fair is a long tradition in this county and it’s something that gets better and better every year,” said Todd Slone, fair board president. Some of the things that will be new this year include Tuesday’s evening’s lawnmower demolition derby,
the barns and check out all the exhibits,” he said. Fair board member Dan Hodges said that while many counties have fairs, the Clermont County Fair is a special time. “The fair brings people together who only see each other once a year. There are families who have been involved for generations and we’re proud of that,” Hodges said. “Hopefully, the weather will be great – you never know what you’ll get in Clermont County – and we hope to see everyone out there. If you haven’t been to the fair, at least come out and give us a try. I think you’ll like it,” he said. Daily admission for the fair is $10. Children under 2 years
There will be youth fair projects, livestock shows, rides, games, food, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, a karaoke contest and more. figure eight race and regular demolition derby; the weeklong exotic and domestic animal petting zoo; and acrobats in the midway. But for Slone, the heart of the fair is really in the youth projects – both general and livestock. “I think it’s important for everybody to come out and support the kids. They work hard to have these projects ready for the fair and I’d encourage people to take the time to walk through
old are always free and current and former members of the military are free with a military ID. The fairgrounds are at 1000 Locust St. in Owensville.
FAIR SCHEDULE Thursday, July 28 8 a.m. – Clermont County Bred, Born and Raised Hog Show in the sheep/swine/goat arena. 9 a.m. – Entries taken for Dept. 3 (bakery and pantry). 9 a.m. – Kids’ Workshop in the Willis Music Entertainment Tent. Noon to 9 p.m. – Jungle Island Petting Zoo in the west end of the fairgrounds. 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Rides open. 6 p.m. – Pie auction in the multi-purpose building. 6 p.m. – Veterans’ Recognition Program in the grandstand. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Cheap Thrill Band in the Willis Music Entertainment Tent. 7:30 p.m. – Demolition Derby in the grandstand.
Friday, July 29 7:30 a.m. – Flower and Horticulture Show in the Floral Hall. 9 a.m. – Open Class Beef Show and Showmanship in the Gibbons Beef Arena. 10 a.m. – Antique Tractor Pull in the grandstand. Noon to 9 p.m. – Jungle Island Petting Zoo in the west end of the fairgrounds. 1 p.m. – Ohio State University Extension Swine Calling Contest in the Willis Music Entertainment Tent. 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Rides open. 4 p.m. – Bishop’s Bicycles Races in the grandstand. 5 p.m. – Pedal Pull in the Midway. 7:30 p.m. – Truck and Tractor Pull in the grandstand. Saturday, July 30 9 a.m. – Clermont County Fair Open Class Horse Show in the
horse arena. 10:30 a.m. – Cheerleading registration in the grandstand. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Fair board elections in the fair board office. 11 a.m. – Cheerleading preliminary in the grandstand. Noon to 9 p.m. – Jungle Island Petting Zoo in the west end of the fairgrounds. Noon to 11 p.m. – Rides open except from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Noon to 2 p.m. – Music by the Mt. Moriah Methodist Church in the Willis Music Entertainment Tent. 3 p.m to 5 p.m. – Daniel Patrick & Family band in the Willis Music Entertainment Tent. 6 p.m. – Cheerleading finals in the grandstand. 6 p.m. – Cornhole registration. Contest starts at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose building. 7 p.m. – Pick-up premiums and exhibits. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Sutton
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Wednesday, July 27 7:30 a.m. – Tabletop and Floral Design Show in the Floral Hall. 9 a.m. – Open Class Rabbit Show in the rabbit barn. 9 a.m. – Open Class Poultry Show in the poultry barn. 10 a.m. – Senior citizen activities and recognition in the multipurpose building. Noon to 9 p.m. – Jungle Island Petting Zoo in the west end of the fairgrounds. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Raptor Inc. in the Willis Music Entertainment Tent. 1 p.m. – Senior citizens entertainment in the multi-purpose building. 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Rides open. 5 p.m. – Karaoke Contest registration. Contest starts at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose building. 7:30 p.m. – Truck and tractor pull in the grandstand.
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Cop battles back from brain injury Gannett News Service LOVELAND – John Cullen is determined to return to the job he loves. More than a month ago, that seemed nearly impossible for the Mason police sergeant. Cullen, 43, suffered a traumatic brain injury May 9 in a bicycling accident with his dog near his Loveland home. He wasn’t wearing a helmet. John doesn’t remember the accident that happened around 6:30 p.m. on a sidewalk on Lebanon Road across from Loveland Intermediate School. He does recall talking to one of his daughters before departing. Previously, he would ride his bike with his dog Winston, a friendly black Labrador, on a leash. Details about what happened aren’t clear. Sharon Cullen, his wife, said a witness reported John wobbling and then falling. After Cullen fell, the dog ran out into the street, standing there and stopping traffic. She’d like to think the dog, who wasn’t hurt, did that to get help for its fallen owner. Emergency medical technicians thought Cullen suffered a concussion but he had in fact fractured his skull in two places. Blood was collecting between his brain and his skull. They took him to Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery. Cullen didn’t have his
Mason police officer John Cullen (photographed with his wife, Sharon Cullen, at their home in Loveland) suffered a traumatic brain injury this spring during an off-duty bicycle accident with his dog. He was not wearing a helmet. Cullen has made remarkable progress so far and is hoping to return back to his job in a year. At first he wasn’t able to speak. wallet but did have his cell phone. An emergency medical technician from Loveland-Symmes Fire Department dialed the last number in John’s cell phone that he called. It was his wife’s number. She was at home. “I thought it was a joke at first,” Sharon Cullen, 43, said. She drove to Lebanon Road to retrieve the dog and planned to leave the bike at the scene, but a witness got their address and returned the bike. “And we still have the damn bike,” she said, laughing.
She dropped the dog at the house and informed their three children (ages 17, 14 and 11) about the situation, then went to Bethesda North. “We weren’t even 10 minutes behind the ambulance,” she said. By the time she arrived at Bethesda North a medical helicopter was en route to take John to University Hospital in Corryville. That first night he underwent emergency surgery to remove a piece of his skull to allow his brain to swell safely. The piece removed was about the size of his wife’s hand. It was the only operation Cullen has undergone since the accident. He was on a ventilator starting that first night until around day No. 10 or 11. He couldn’t talk. Blue Ash police Sgt. Steve Schueler is a friend of the Cullens and used to work with John Cullen in Mason. Schueler saw Cullen the day after the accident at University Hospital. It wasn’t the person he knew. “He just looked awful. Face was swollen. (He) looked like he had been beaten,” Schueler said. Cullen spent 14 days in intensive care at University Hospital, fighting for his life. He battled gall bladder problems, pneumonia and pancreatitis. Sharon Cullen said that first night is a blur and the entire two weeks he spent in intensive care was
just one long day. She felt numb. As the officer’s body begins to heal, he slowly recovers speech Cullen’s body was slowly healing. Sharon Cullen remembers the day he resumed speaking. “So the nurse is taking staples out (of his head from the operation) and I guess one of them hurt because John turned over and goes ‘ow,’” she said. She and the nurse were shocked at John’s first utterance. His speech would gradually improve as he started speaking more. He would get frustrated because people couldn’t understand him, his wife said. One time he asked where his wedding ring was. Sharon Cullen said that made her happy because he knew enough to realize it was missing. She had the ring. At the beginning, he mainly would nod or shake his head. Cullen was released from University Hospital on May 23. He was admitted to the Drake Center in Hartwell and was released from there June 3. While at Drake, he underwent several types of therapies, including physical and speech. Something happened during Memorial Day weekend when he improved markedly. Sharon Cullen said nurses who came in that Tuesday to resume his therapy couldn’t believe the progress he
Mason police officer John Cullen shares a laugh with his wife, Sharon Cullen, at their home in Loveland. John Cullen suffered a traumatic brain injury this spring during an off-duty bicycle accident with his dog. He was not wearing a helmet. Cullen has made remarkable progress so far and is hoping to return back to his job in a year. At first he wasn’t able to speak. made during the weekend. The road to recovery continues. Cullen said coming home was much more challenging than he thought it would be. He needs to have his skull repaired with a titanium plate. He visits Drake twice a week for physical, occupational and speech therapies. He doesn’t drive or cook yet. He’ll insert random words off subject into a conversation. He can’t stay home alone, needing someone with him just in case he would fall. A helmet protects his head. But those who know Cullen say his progress is amazing and miraculous. “He’s just far and above beyond what ... we’d thought he would be at this point in his recovery,” Sharon Cullen said. Family appreciates health care, city’s expressions of support The Cullens are grateful
for the care he received at all three hospitals, including the quick response from emergency medical technicians and Bethesda North doctors. Before 9 p.m., he was already at University Hospital. The family has received lots of support from the city, including a group of about 20 officials and police officers who arrived at University Hospital the night of the accident. “They’ve been phenomenal,” Sharon Cullen said. She describes the entire experience as “life-altering.” She’s had to take five weeks off work unpaid from her job as a retail manager. Dr. Sheital Bavishi of Drake Center said that longterm, Cullen will eventually get back to what his previous life was, if not exactly what it was. “He’s actually blown out of the water I think what we would see as normal recovery,” she said.
Madsen named new assistant police chief By Mary Dannemiller and Kellie Geist-May email@example.com
MIAMI TWP. – Trustees named Sue Madsen the new assistant police chief at their meeting Tuesday, July 19. Madsen has been a lieutenant with the Union Township Police Department and also runs Union Township’s communications center. She will replace Capt. Steve Rogers, who retired in May. “She was the best candidate,”
Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said. “We went through a pretty exhaustive process. We vetted her through the staff, community leaders and other community members in Miami Township and she was extremely impressive.” More than 30 people applied for the position, but Madsen’s leadership put her ahead of the pack, said Miami Township Trustee Ken Tracy. “I was extremely impressed
with her leadership skills and her presentation as a police officer and as a leader,” he said. “We have great leadership and a great police department and she’s going to contribute to that.” When Rodgers retired, the trustees created the assistant police chief position to help prepare a replacement for Chief Steve Bailey, who is expected to retire soon, according a previous report in the Community Journal. “We’re proud to hopefully be
one of the first communities to potentially have a female police chief,” Wolff said. “We’re looking for qualified people and in this case, the best person for the job happened to be a woman.” “She has agreed to take the job,” said Larry Fronk, Miami Township administrator. “I am just waiting on a start date. That date will be announced at Tuesday’s meeting.” “I’m excited,” he said. “I think she is perfect for the job and I’m excited to have her on board as
part of the management team.” Chief Steve Bailey said Madsen Madsen would be the first female assistant police chief in Clermont County. “We’re very excited and very pleased,” Bailey said. “She brings a good record of experience and performance. She’s well known in the county and we think she’s prepared to come and work with us. We’re looking forward to it.”
Miami Twp. offers free summer concert series By Mary Dannemiller firstname.lastname@example.org
MIAMI TWP. – MidSummer in the Meadows might be over, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fun summer activities in Miami Township. The Miami Township Recreation Department is hosting three concerts as part of its Summer Concert
Series at Community Park, 5951 Buckwheat. The first is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, and will feature the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight, the second is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, and will feature a performance by a Dance Etc. group. “They’re going to be really fun,” said Miami Township Recreation Director Krystin Thibodeau. “The
Air Force band plays patriotic and popular music and they have a nice following so we’re expecting a lot of people in the park to see that. Dance Etc. is going to perform a showcase of different types of dancing and age groups.” The concert series will end with another patriotic performance in remembrance of the events of Sept.
11, 2001, by the Clermont Philharmonic at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. “The music is going to center around the anniversary of 9/11 and celebrate the American spirit of the Big Apple while reflecting on the tragedy of that day,” Thibodeau said. The township hosts the concert series each summer and Miami Township
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Trustee Ken Tracy said he never misses a performance. “I go to every one of them because they’re filled with exceptional local talent that we have here in Miami Township,” he said. Though Tracy said he’s looking forward to all three shows, he said the Clermont Philharmonic performance will have special meaning
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Vision created legacy of programs to improve county
By John Seney
Carin Ives of Miami Township is hosting a fundraiser at the Deer Park Inn to raise money for her son, Trevor, to attend Camp Rise Above, a summer camp that caters to children with bi-polar disorder. The camp is based in San Diego. Ives is the daughter of Deer Park Inn owner and City Councilman Hermann Tegenkamp.
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Trevor Ives is having his best year ever. The Miami Township 12year-old finished the fifthgrade at Mulberry Elementary, where he plays soccer and is getting ready for summer camp in San Diego. “I feel way better this year and have met a lot nicer kids,” Ives said. Ives is attending Camp Rise Above hosted by Club Xcite and Step Up 4 Kids that caters to children dealing with bi-polar disorder. The Ives hosted a fundraiser at the Deer Park Inn July 17 to help raise money for Trevor’s trip. Ives is the grandson of Deer Park City Councilman Hermann Tegenkamp, who owns the Deer Park Inn at 7228 Blue Ash Road. Trevor’s mom, Carin Ives, said this is the second time Trevor has gone to the camp. She said it is a great experience for him to meet
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Carin Ives said the main issue for her is to raise understanding and awareness about pediatric bi-polar disorder. She said she recommends that parents with children suffering from bi-polar disorder read “Explosive Child” by Ross Green and “The Bipolar Child” by Demitri and Janice Papolos. To learn more about Camp Rise Above, visit stepup4kids.com or exciteway.com.
“We are winding down operations,” he said. “The good news is that all the programs have found homes with other organizations,” Smith said. The transition of programs was effective June 30. The adult leadership programs, including the LEAD Clermont Community Leadership program, was taken over by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. The program prepares individuals for leadership roles in the county. The 2012 leadership class is now forming and will begin meeting in the fall. The Clermont Educational Opportunities College Access Program, designed to increase the number of students who pursue education beyond high school, will be operated by UC Clermont College and housed at the new UC East campus. The Clean and Clean program, which promotes community clean-up efforts and recycling, was taken over by the Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality. Smith said the Chamber and the Clermont County Township Association are working on an arrangement to
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other children who are going through the same things as he is – but the cost is around $500. She said the trip will help Trevor continue to have a good year. “It’s the first year he has been reading on his own. He’s not the same child he was when he was six,” Carin Ives said. The camp takes the children on field trips and helps them learn friendship-making skills, controlling emotions and communicating.
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If you live in Miami Township, you’ve probably noticed the construction on Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road between Ohio 28 By Pass and Ohio 131. This may be causing some additional time on the road for drivers, but it’s also affecting the business at Water Works Car Wash. Water Works Car Wash is located on Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, right in the middle of the road construction, and owner Kevin Dietrich wants vehicle owners to know the car wash is still open and accessible from the traffic light at Allen Drive and Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road or from the Mulberry Kroger’s parking lot. According to Dietrich,
“Business has been down since construction began. It is difficult to understand from the construction signage that the part of Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road that leads to our business is open rather than the entire road being closed. I think our customers that visit us regularly know this, but we will lose a lot of our new customers who are driving by and want to try us out.” In a recent email, Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk clarified how traffic is being affected on Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road: “Construction began June 13. A full closure of Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road between Ohio 131 and Eagles Way began July 5, and the full closure could
last up to 120 days. One way southbound traffic is still available between Allen Drive and Deblin Drive.” With this clarification, Water Works hopes business will increase as more vehicle owners realize the car wash is still open and accessible. Concerned for customers, Dietrich said, “In an effort to reach out to our customers and keep the surrounding vehicles clean, we are offering half-price Deluxe and Works washes on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Aug. 31. It’s kind of a ‘Pardon their Dust’ special.” Water Works Car Wash also offers deals and promotions through their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/waterworkscar-
wash. Dietrich added, “Hopefully, our loyal customers will be patient with us during construction, and new customers will come to have some of the construction dirt and dust removed. “We really enjoy the people that come to our wash and have already talked to some who are finding new routes to get to the grocery store, cars wash or other businesses in the area.” Water Works opens daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. Vehicle owners remain in their car or truck while it is washed, rinsed and dried using state-of-the art equipment and specially formulated cleaners and sealants. For more information, visit www.greatwash.com.
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Loveland writer Cathy Liggett received the honor of being named a finalist in the prestigious Carol Awards. The Carol Awards honor the highest achievement for published authors of Christian fiction. With more than 300 entries in this year’s contest, making the finalists list is a noteworthy accomplishment. Cathy’s women’s fiction title, “Beaded Hope,” is one of three finalists in the Women’s Fiction category. The 2011 Carol Award winners in each category will be announced at ACFW’s Awards Gala Saturday, Sept. 24, at the annual conference in St. Louis. From airport newsstands to Newsweek, Christian fiction continues to grow in popularity, resonating with readers looking for both faith and fiction. The growth of the genre has birthed many new writers, as evidenced by the American Christian Fiction Writers. ACFW is devoted to training its writers, educating them in the market, and serving as an advocate in the traditional Christian fiction publishing industry. With more than 2500 members and 29 local chapters in 18 states, as well as a beyond-the-borders echapter, ACFW speaks as The Voice of Christian Fiction. For information about ACFW and the upcoming
UNION TWP. - Clermont 20/20 is wrapping up business after almost 23 years of fostering programs to improve the quality of life in Clermont County. Executive Director Chris Smith said although Clermont 20/20 will cease to exist, the programs the group developed will live on with other sponsors. Smith said the organization was a victim of the economy. In the past, the group was supported by grants from organizations such as the United Way, Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Duke Foundation. But in recent years, these foundations have had to concentrate their resources on more basic human needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Corporations that helped fund Clermont 20/20 in the past also had to cut back because of the economy, and school districts who contracted with the group for educational programs were cutting back because of their own budget restraints. “We had to limp along without any means of support,” Smith said. The Clermont 20/20 board of trustees held its last meeting June 20. Smith remains the only employee and will work through the end of July to wrap up business. Other employees have moved on to other positions, he said.
jointly run the annual Salute to Leaders event. He said the township association wanted to sponsor the event but did not have the staff to organize it. The chamber could provide logistical support, he said. “Both sides agreed they didn’t want to lose the event,” he said. Smith said he also is close to working out an arrangement for UC Clermont and the Ohio State University Extension Office to jointly run the youth leadership programs, including Look to Clermont, a leadership program for high school students. The program would be housed at the OSU extension office at the county fairgrounds in Owensville. Cyndy Wright, a member of the Clermont 20/20 board of trustees, said the legacy of the organization will live on in the programs it created. “I prefer to think Clermont 20/20 is not dead. It is living on in the alliances and partnerships we have created,” she said. The organization was formed by a group of community leaders in 1988 and originally known as Clermont 2001. The name was changed to Clermont 20/20 in 2003. Smith said he is hopeful there will be an opportunity for another organization similar to Clermont 20/20 in the future.
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Back and Norse with Loveland’s Schappell By Scott Springer
NKU’s Kevin Schappell in action in March 2007 for the Norse in the NCAA Division II tournament against Grand Valley State. Schappell scored 868 points for the Norse from 2003-2007. Schappell was a prep star for the Loveland Tigers.
SIDELINES Select baseball tryouts
Select baseball tryouts for 10U team in the Milford and Loveland area scheduled for Aug. 1 and Aug. 6. Those interested in trying out but who are unable to attend either session, or simply would like additional information about our team, please email Erik at Miamivilleselect@hotmail.com.
Cincinnati Fury, a newly formed, select youth baseball organization formed to compete at a high level with honor and integrity through skilled coaching, is having tryouts The 11U tryout is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a 9 a.m. registration, and the 15U tryouts are 3 p.m.-7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. registration. Dates are Aug. 6 at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Milford; Aug. 13 at Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road; and Aug. 20 at Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Ky. Players only need to attend one date. Players are to dress in long pants and bring the necessary baseball equipment (gloves, bats, batting helmets, catcher’s gear, hats, etc.). Water will be provided. Cincinnati Fury has the competitive advantage of a solid staff with extensive baseball knowledge and experience guided by the coaching philosophy of Don Gullett Jr. Don’s father, Don Gullett, a former MLB pitcher and pitching coach will be the Fury’s pitching coordinator. Cincinnati Fury will have open tryouts for anyone eligible for the 2012 11U and 15U divisions. Players will go through a pro-style workout where they will be assessed individually on a range of skills. Visit www.gulletts.com, e-mail GBI@gulletts.com, or call 390-7800 for more information.
Football camp with a Bengal
The Varsity Oline-Dline Football Camp, conducted by Cincinnati Bengal Nate Livings, for Southwest Ohio area youth going into grades 7-12, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesday, July 27, at Keehner Park in West Chester. Livings has enlisted the support of his NFL teammates to help make this camp a success. The camp is for players in seventh through 12th grades. There are only 30 spots for Oline campers (tight end, tackle, guard, center) and 30 spots for Dline campers (defensive end, tackle, noseguard), Early registration is recommended. Campers will be given personal instructions by NFL player and area coaches. Participants will have opportunities to get autographs and take pictures with the NFL celebrities. Campers can register online AT www.NateLivings.com.
After 1,403 points at Loveland High School (second only to Bobby Capobianco who broke his record in 2009) and 868 at Northern Kentucky University, Kevin Schappell is in his comfort zone on the basketball floor now as a second-year assistant under NKU coach Dave Bezold. The former Tiger and Norse sharpshooter spent three seasons as a West Virginia grad assistant under Bob Huggins before returning to the Tristate and familiar surroundings. “Cincinnati’s home for me,” Schappell said. “It’s always my home. Northern Kentucky’s like a big family. I’m happy to be home. Coach B (Dave Bezold) brought me back here.” Schappell helps coach Bezold with NKU’s summer camps and is using his local ties to tap the local roundball market for the Norse. Along with his stellar playing career, it doesn’t hurt that he was part of West Virginia’s Final Four staff two years ago under Huggins. “Coach Huggs is one of the best coaches in the country,” Schappell said. “He doesn’t get enough credit for how good of a coach he is. A lot of people just think he just brings in players. He’s one of the smartest people I know.” Now, Schappell’s trying to do what Bob Huggins tried to do at UC – keep
the local talent in town. “We signed five local kids this year from Cincinnati,” Schappell said. “It’s great basketball in Cincinnati. I grew up playing high school Schappell basketball here. It makes it easy to recruit here when you know a lot of the high school coaches. It’s nice to be able to get some guys to stay at home who are talented.” As a three-time Fort Ancient Valley Conference player and four-year starter under former Loveland coach Mike Ferone, Schappell knows his craft and his market. “I always shot the ball real well,” Schappell said. “Coach B always likes the guys that can shoot the ball. I worked on it a lot growing up. Coach B likes guys that are very skilled and can shoot the ball. It was a good fit for me to come here.” Oddly enough, it took a mild illness for Schappell to earn an invite to the Highland Heights campus. “The most memorable game was a (tournament game) at Anderson,” Schappell said. “I had the flu. Carl Richburg (Mason) was guarding me and I had 41 that night. Coach Bezold offered me that game. I was only a junior.” Schappell eventually finished his Norse career with 106 career threepointers.
“I played behind some good guys my sophomore and freshman years,” Schappell said. “I worked on my game and didn’t get frustrated. My junior year, I was all-conference. I continued that as a senior.” Schappell now scours Greater Cincinnati in search of players like himself. The Norse always have shooters and Schappell takes pride in watching NKU take on Division I talent every summer at the Deveroes League at Woodward High School. What they don’t have in terms of layup-line looks, they make up for in teamwork and long-range bombing. “The one thing about the Deveroes League is we go as a team,” Schappell said. “We’re still Division II, so we can enter as a team. Our guys go out there and work hard. We all shoot the ball well and there’s not a lot of defense played over there. Our guys should be able to knock down 40 percent of our three-point shots.” This season, he looks forward to returning to West Virginia as the Norse will take on his old boss and the Mountaineers. Schappell hopes the attitude the Norse bring in playing DI talent in summer translates well in Morgantown. “If you can shoot the ball and pass the ball, you can play anywhere I think,” Schappell said. Go to cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps to see a video interview with NKU’s Kevin Schappell.
Shipley keeps busy with football camp By Scott Springer email@example.com
As the NFL lockout appeared near an end, Bengals wide receiver Jordan Shipley kept busy July 2122 at Sycamore High School by hosting a football camp for area youth in conjunction with D1 Cincinnati. After addressing the campers and prior to participating in drills, the former Texas Longhorn spoke to the Community Press about the camp and his NFL experiences. It looks like you might have a job again with the NFL lockout ending. What do you hear? “I think we’re going to find out more. I think everyone’s real excited to get back to work. I’m happy about being in Cincinnati and out here with all these kids. We’ll teach them something and we’ll all have fun.”
Da’ron Freeman-Lewis (left) of John P. Parker School in Madisonville takes instruction at Bengals wide receiver Jordan Shipley’s football camp at Sycamore High School. In the center is Mike Fackler of Loveland, while Brandon Showes of Winton Woods stands to the right. My roommate was Chad (Ochocinco) last year. We’ll see if that happens again or not. It’s going to be fun. I’m excited about getting back down there and getting back to work.”
Where all have you been training at? “I’ve been in Texas some. I’ve been in Texas quite a bit. Also, in Nashville about the last two months.” This hot weather is noth ing new to you (being from Texas). It looks like you have a whole crew of kids out here. “It’s just one of those things you’ve got to get used to. The little kids are used to running around and being outside. They’re having a lot of fun and we’re just making sure they get a bunch of water.” Did you ever go to anything like this when you were a kid? “I went to a lot of football camps went I got older, like eighth grade through high school years. I just remember at that age that getting to go play with a professional football player is a
Liam Hamill of Loveland breaks up a pass in the endzone intended for Antonio Holman of St. Joseph’s Elementary downtown at Jordan Shipley’s football camp at Sycamore High School. The Bengals wide receiver held the camp July 21-22 in conjunction with D1 Cincinnati.
Mike Fackler of Loveland takes the hand-off from Anthony Cheers of Lakota Ridge Junior High at Bengals wide receiver Jordan Shipley’s football camp July 21.
neat thing. I’m just going to try and make the rounds and make sure I spend some time with every kid.”
coached my (younger) brother. He’s at Brownwood High School in central Texas.”
Did you every get a chance to meet an NFL player as a young kid? “I really didn’t get a chance to go meet one. Like I said, it’s just special for them to be able to do that and hopefully I’ll get to do that with everybody.”
He’s pretty good at what he does too, right? “He’s really good. They made it to the semifinals last year and he’s been in the state championship two other times.”
around and obviously have an interest in football. I just want to make sure they have a chance to talk to me and ask me anything they want to know so they know what they need to know to get better and have fun playing.”
You seem to be very approachable. I’m sure the kids are having a good time just coming up and saying “Hi” to you. “Well, the main thing is we’re excited they came
You’ve been around for a year now, do you get an upgrade in Georgetown (Bengals training camp)? Do you get a room by yourself? “I don’t know about that.
Your dad (Bob Shipley) was your high school coach, is that right? “My dad was my high school coach, yeah. He also
An off-football question, you’re a country music fan, who’s your guy/group/act right now? “I have a lot of favorites. Lately, there’s guy named Ryan Bingham; he’s from Texas. Aaron Watson is another guy from Texas, a friend of mine that’s really good. Obviously, I’ve been in Nashville for awhile so I’ve been watching a lot of stuff there too.” Ryan Bingham was just in a movie, wasn’t he? “Yeah, Crazy Heart. He’s got some cool stuff.” We’ll look for you onstage with him soon. “We’ll see about that.” To see the video of his interview, go to cincinnati.com/ blogs/presspreps.
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July 27, 2011
CUP sends 3 teams to regionals
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Cincinnati Country Day graduates, Meredith Freshley (far left) and Emily Finch (fourth from left) compete on the rowing team at the University of Wisconsin. The duo were part of the team that captured International Rowing Association’s National Championship in the varsity lightweight four-woman boat in June.
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INDIAN HILL - The University of Wisconsin is one the largest universities in the country with an undergraduate population of around 43,000. Unlike the many students who blend in among the throngs of people living in Madison, two Cincinnati Country Day School graduates have managed to make a splash. Meredith Freshley, a 2009 graduate of CCD, and Emily Finch (2010), helped the Badgers win the International Rowing Association’s national championship in the lightweight four-woman rowing division last June. The duo, which rowed competitively for the Indians during their CCD days, beat second-place Stanford by 12 seconds to wrap up the title for the Badgers. “Wisconsin had never won in the lightweight four in the IRA, so I didn’t know going into the beginning of the season how attainable (winning the national title) was,” said Freshley, a Terrace Park resident. “Near the end of the season, I knew our team was deep and we were fast…we were hopeful we would win.” That depth came in handy for the Badgers, who lost many seniors after the 2010 season. Freshley added that coach Erik Miller hoped to have a rebuilding year by having the team’s freshmen be more active contributors. The squad got more than it hoped, as Finch, fellow freshman Jenna Pavelec and Christin Wiegand joined sophomores Abby Knight and Freshley to pick up the national title. Finch, a resident of Loveland, remembers feeling “scared and shocked” when she found out freshman would have the opportunity to compete in varsity boats. But as the season progressed, she knew she’d be able to hold her own. “When we got to IRA training and started to compete, it was shocking for me, but I was so happy to be picked for something that big,” Finch said. “I never thought my freshman year would turn out the way it did.” Both girls found it hard to explain how CCD, a school with 255 students enrolled at the high school level, could dominate on such a big stage.
Meredith Freshley, a 2009 graduate of CCD, and Emily Finch (2010), helped the Badgers win the International Rowing Association’s national championship in the lightweight fourwoman rowing division last June. But the duo did attribute their time rowing for the Indians as a reason for their current success. “I never really thought the two of us together would end up rowing again,” Finch said. “Winning with Meredith and coming to college with her, it’s kind of crazy story.” Freshley was pleased to see her friend thrive at Wisconsin and make such a big impact during her freshman season. “Emily and I have been friends for a while, so I was excited when she decided to come to Wisconsin,” Freshley said. "I’m really impressed with how she came in. There’s a lot of competition on the freshman team, so for both of those freshmen to come and make (the team) was really awesome." For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/blogs/ presspreps
Cincinnati United Soccer Club had three boys teams play in the 2011 U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Wisconsin, recently. The CUP Gold U15, U16, and U18 boys teams all earned spots in the regionals from their play in the Ohio South State Cup and Midwest Regional League. The CUP Gold U16 boys team finished as regional finalists in the event. The U16s fell to Minnesota Thunder Academy (Minnesota State Champs) Wednesday 2-1 in overtime in the final. In the tournament semifinals, they defeated Springfield (Missouri State Champs) 2-1 in overtime to make the finals. The team advanced to the knock out round by beating DASC Seekers (South Dakota State Champs) 5-1, United 1996 FC (Kentucky State Champs) 1-0, and Carmel United Elite (Indiana State Champs) 1-0. The team is coached by John McGinlay and Bobby Puppione. “Our teams put on some fantastic performances this past week against some of the nation's best teams,” said CUP Boys Director of
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Three Cincinnati United Soccer Club played in the 2011 U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Wisconsin, recently. The CUP Gold U16 boys finished as regional finalists in the event. The team includes, from left: Front row, Alex Gambill (Lebanon), Kyle Mattes (Loveland), David Janusz (Lebanon), Jerrick Valentine (Sycamore), Karl Mattes (Loveland), Sam Bascom (Madeira), Daniel Richtand (Wyoming); back row: coach John McGinlay, Richard McLane, PJ Seuss (St. Xavier), Caelan Hueber (Summit Country Day, Newtown resident), Ben Emery (Summit Country Day), Harrison Glover, Jake Ciricillo (Sycamore), Jake Stovall (Centerville), Jacob Meyer (Fenwick), Mark Andrew (Fenwick), Garrett Householder (Kings) and coach Bobby Puppione. Coaching, John McGinlay. “Now that we have tasted what it feels like to play at this level, we are anxious to see more teams succeed in this event in the future.” The U15 boys team advanced to the semi-finals by beating Sporting KC (Kansas State Champs) 1-0, Ambassadors (Ohio North State Champs) 5-0, and losing to St Louis Scott Gal-
lagher (Missouri State Runner-ups) 2-1. In the tournament semifinals, they lost a tough match to Chicago Fire Jrs 40. The team is coached by Terry Nicholl. The U18 boys did not advance out of their group but finished tied for second in their bracket. They tied Team Ohio
Blast (Ohio South State Champs) 2-2, lost to KCFC Rangers (Kansas State Champs) 4-0, and beat Michigan Wolves (Michigan State Champs) 4-3. The team is coached by Nicholl. All three CUP boys teams were knocked out of the championships by the eventual champion in their respective age group.
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Should Miami Township support light rail?
The Miami Township trustees are contributing our tax money to an extremely expensive and unnecessary project. Have you even heard of the Oasis Light Rail Project? This phase will bring a light rail train system to the Milford area at U.S. 50 and I-275. This train system project recently had an informational meeting at Milford High School. The intent was not to ask residents whether we wanted rail service or not, but where should the train stations be located? At such an important meeting, I would have expected to see, at a minimum, our township trustees, and at least one or more of our Clermont County commissioners.
At the meeting, I only noticed a brief appearance by one Miami Township trustee and only one county commissioner, Todd Portune, the Hamilton County commissioner who is also pushing the street car project in Cincinnati. The funding for this train system is to come from local, state and federal funds according to its proponents (www.easterncorridor.org). Our federal government is already in serious debt, our state is trying to work its way out of an $8 billion debt and balance its budget. With those two sources gone, that leaves our local governments to bear significant costs of this project. How does Miami Township fit
CHATROOM July 20 questions
Loveland wants to install 1,100 solar panels at Betty Ray Field in Symmes Township, which would generate 90 percent of the electrical power required to operate the three water wells and the treatment facility on the site. Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not? “I think turning the Betty Ray Field into a solar farm has the potential to be a great idea if the school system would also create K-12 curriculum to teach students about sources of energy. That way, not only does the community benefit from experiencing a cost savings, but students also benefit from an improved understanding of the process for creating and distributing energy. Increasing ‘Return on resident’ value of the Betty Ray Field makes a lot of practical sense.” Ed Burghard
Next question What do you do to “beat the heat?” What changes could Hamilton County Fair organizers make to get you to attend the fair? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with “chatroom” in the subject line. dangerous a drug as some people think, nor is it necessarily a stepping stone to stronger drugs. I put it in the same class as alcohol (and no, I don’t smoke it.) “Think of the prison space we could free up if people weren’t in there for marijuana-related crimes. And if the sale of the drug can be controlled so that a medical reasons must exist to justify it that’s even more reason to legalize it.” Bill B.
“Absolutely yes, but why stop at medical uses? While I don’t smoke anything legal or illegal and haven’t since 1970, our jails are full of people who did and I, for one, am tired of paying for their room and board while our “I would vote for the amend- state parks and schools are losing ment. Marijuana has many health funding. “People will abuse pot just like benefits and is less dangerous than alcohol, which is legal. It they abuse alcohol, drive too fast, could help boost the economy and ride motorcycles without headOhio could be known as one of the gear, ignore seatbelts, handle snakes at religious services and a few states to host of other risky embrace this new behaviors. Some revolutionary law. “I’d vote for it, you bet. will ruin their Age limits would In 1965, government health and some still be in place, like will die. Let them. tobacco, so there’s created the Department “For those critino need to worry of Education, starting the cally ill people who about kids smoking believe they get weed. But to me, the dumbing of America. relief from pot, give gains seem to weigh Now that we’re dumb, them a break. In over the losses and we need to stay numb.” hospice care, docso I would support tors legally prethe amendment scribe doses of narcotic pain killers fully.” J.S. that are known to be addictive and that is not illegal, so what “The good people of the state of harm is pot going to do?” F.S.D. California approved medical marijuana years ago. The federal gov“Absolutely not! ernment said a state cannot super“We have too many substances sede federal law and threatened to prosecute, but then ignored the available nowadays, and with the numerous “clinics” that were set legalization of marijuana for medical purposes just another abused up to dispense the “medicine.” “It’s a talk-show joke how easy substance to find a loophole to people can obtain prescriptions, beat the legal system.” O.H.R. but the beat goes on ...” R.V. “I’d vote for it, you bet. In “I would vote for it. I think that 1965, government created the no matter what laws we have in Department of Education, starting place, people who want to do it the dumbing of America. Now that we’re dumb, we need to stay are going to smoke pot. “I’m not an expert, but my numb.” P.K. opinion is that it is not always as
If a constitutional amendment is placed on the November ballot to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio, would you vote for it or against it? Why?
into this scheme? Miami Township is one of four entities which contributes tax money – Tax Incentive Financing (TIF) and Residential Improvement District (RID) monies – to the CCTID, Clermont County Transportation Improvement District. The other three entities are the commissioners, our tax money; the county engineer, our tax money; Union Township, their tax money; and Miami Township, again, our tax money. Historically, Miami Township was contributing $100,000 a year to this fund. In 2009, the trustees in Miami Township voted to increase that contribution by a half a million dollars annually to $600,000 (Community Press,
Feb. 13, 2009). CCTID is one of the public guarantors of the funds for the Oasis Light Rail Project. Since Miami Township funds the CCTID, Miami Township is partially financially responsible for the light rail project, too. Today’s total cost for this expensive project is $411 million, www.cincinnati-transit.net/commuterrail.html. Also, it is rare that completed public transportation projects are able to break even in operating expense. Which taxpayers will subsidize the light rail and at what cost? In our current economic climate, is this project and its costs truly a fiscally-responsible use of
our Miami Township tax dollars? If this is an example of how the trustees Mark Keitel try to stay ahead of the state Community budget cuts, Press guest then I believe we columnist need to reexamine the budgeting in our community. In a different time, Miami Township had a railroad coming through our community. Today that railroad line is known as the bike trail. If you have questions, contact me at email@example.com. Mark Keitel lives in Miami Township.
Public housing debate must begin with factual discussion There has been a lot of very public debate about affordable housing in Cincinnati and Hamilton County lately. Such discussion is healthy. This is an important community issue, and the community should weigh in, regardless of where you live or how you feel about this issue. Like any discussion, it is important to know the facts. Too many opinions about affordable housing are based on information that is questionable at best and simply wrong at worst. Not every ill-kept, run-down property in your neighborhood is “Section 8” or “public housing.” In fact, it is highly likely that none of them are, because CMHA strictly enforces guidelines for those who participate in our programs – both residents and landlords. Police calls to affordable housing locations are not greater than those for the rest of the population. One major reason why is because CMHA residents must pass criminal background checks. CMHA is aggressive in addressing any problems that do arise. We also maintain a 24-hour hotline for neighborhood complaints – and many of the calls to the hotline are for properties that are not owned or supported by CMHA.
There is a strong chance that some of the neighbors you value are receiving housing assistance, and you don’t even know it. Ted Bergh That fear Community about affordable Press guest housing hurting values? columnist property No study has ever shown it to be true. You might be surprised to learn that CMHA pumps more than $100 million into the Hamilton County economy every year by providing jobs, developing property and supporting renters. In all, CMHA’s various housing programs account for 4.4 percent of all housing units in Hamilton County. We partner with local communities to leverage CMHA funds to create comprehensive and collaborative affordable housing solutions as well as development opportunities. Our approach to affordable housing has matured and, far from hurting property values, CMHA’s efforts actually support them. Unlike many stereotypes to the contrary, most residents served by
CMHA are working families, disabled or the elderly, and the majority eventually phase out of the public housing system. Some need more help than others. Some simply need a safety net for a short time. The need for affordable housing isn’t arrived at arbitrarily or artificially inflated. The need is very real, and growing. The waiting list for our housing choice voucher program alone, for example, is 13,000. Fully 15.2 percent of Hamilton County residents live below the poverty line. With the continuing economic slump and resulting sluggish employment and housing markets, it’s a safe bet that more and more people are going to need help. You know what? You know some of them. They may be your friends, colleagues, former neighbors, family members. They may even be you. Affordable housing is a critical community need and community responsibility. Like any such issue, public debate is important. That debate absolutely must be rooted in facts, not misconceptions. Ted Bergh is interim executive director of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Smog season is here again Now that the warm weather has sprung upon us full force, so has the smog. In early June the 90s hit the Tristate and brought with it the region’s first smog alert of the season. So what exactly is smog and why does it become such an issue during these hot summer months? Smog is an air pollutant containing gases and other reactive chemical mixtures that is formed when sunlight combines with them. They create an irritating mixture throughout the air making breathing difficult, especially for children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems. Now that the heat has arrived, the warm temperatures increasingly facilitate the mixing of those gases which creates more air contamination. Along with the temperatures, urban areas are among the top of the list for high smog levels. In the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments region that consists of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in
Kentucky and Dearborn County, IN., this is due, mainly, to exhaust from vehicles. Geography has something to do with it as well; since Lauren the region sits in Koehler a valley of sorts, surroundings Community the could trap the Press guest pollution inside. columnist In order to see a decrease in the amount of smog that is formed, residents of the Tristate area need to be informed and stay conscientious. OKI is a non-profit organization actively trying to keep citizens aware of the smog issues in the Tristate area. OKI’s primary charge is to notify people, businesses and the media of smog alerts on days when there is high air contamination. OKI’s “Do Your Share for Cleaner Air” campaign is one way the community can stay informed
about smog and related air pollution issues. This campaign gives many examples of what individuals can do to help keep our air clean, such as: • Carpool with friends or coworkers: sign up for RideShare, a free service, by visiting www. rideshareonline.org. • Turn off all unused lights. • Refuel vehicles after 8 p.m. • Use lawnmowers after 8 p.m. • Walk, bike or Rollerblade on short trips If carpooling or vanpooling is not feasible, individuals can park at one of the many park and rides around the Tristate area and take a bus (call METRO 513-621-4455 or TANK 859-331-8265). Simply spreading the word to friends and family is also helpful. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit www.doyourshare.org, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/doyourshare, or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Loren Koehler is an OKI communications intern.
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Camp Dennison resident Mary Simandl earned grand champion for a pen of four chickens at the Hamilton County 4-H Community Fair at Stricker’s Grove.
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Mary Simandl and her chickens are grand champions. The Camp Dennison resident won the grand champion prize with four of her chickens at the Hamilton County 4H Community Fair earlier this month. “It was really cool,” Simandl said. She said she feeds the chickens high-protein food from the time they are hatched in May until the fair in July. She gets them exercise by letting them roam through the grass. Simandl has been showing chickens at the fair since she was 8. The Indian Hill High School junior also earned second place in showmanship at the fair and the award for top exhibitor for chickens. Simandl said raising chickens is a family tradition. Her dad, Al, is a farm manager at Green Acres in Indian Hill and taught Mary, her sister Jenna and her brother Austin a lot about animals and other farming techniques. She said many people sell their chickens at the fair, but she usually gives hers to friends or neighbors who have helped her or given donations while she is raising them. The cutoff age for showing animals at the fair is 18. Simandl said she plans to keep showing animals the next few years and hopefully keep her title as grand champion.
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Camp Dennison resident Mary Simandl, right, shows one of the judges one of her chickens at the Hamilton County 4H Community Fair at Stricker’s Grove earlier this month. Simandl earned Grand Champion with a pen of four chickens and second in showmanship.
Mike Fremont, Tony Dryak and Tom Conlan Jr. “Legends of the Little Miami,” helped make the Little Miami River scenic when they participated in the first clean up 40 years ago. Dryak (center) holds the Little Miami Inc. Little Miami Legacy Award trophy.
Joshua Brock paddles toward some trash on the Little Miami River. He helped clear trash from the river on a five-mile stretch between Foster Point and Loveland.
Little Miami River cleanup yields Christmas in July
By Chuck Gibson
A giant plastic Christmas candy cane was among the garbage pulled from the Scenic Little Miami River during a river clean up Sunday, July 10. “That looks like part of a giant candy cane,” said Nate Holscher, project director for Rivers Unlimited and one of several partners in the river clean up effort. “That’s good. That’s Christmas in July.” Rivers Unlimited teamed up with Little Miami Inc and Loveland Canoe & Kayak locally to join in the weekend river clean up. “What you’re seeing here is part of a 105-mile river clean up this weekend,” Holscher said. “Various partners have come together to make this the first river-long clean up of the Little Miami in 40 years.” Holscher said getting “thousands of pounds of trash” out of the river and getting hundreds of new faces first-hand experience with the “majesty” of the Little Miami River is only part of the great benefits of the river clean up day. “It’s been our experience that people who get on the river and experience it become stewards,” he said. “They then take an active interest in keeping it clean and keeping it healthy. When people get out and see this, they start asking what else they can do to keep the river clean.” Forty years ago Mike Fremont, Tony Dryak and Tom Conlan Jr. participated in the 1971 Little Miami River clean up. They took an active interest. Their efforts, as much as anybody’s, can be attributed as the reason the river is now “Scenic” and not sewage. “They’re the legends of the Little Miami,” said Mark Bersani who owns Loveland Canoe & Kayak with his wife Robyn. “These guys participated in the very first one 40 years ago. Tony was one of the key organizers in the river-long clean up that I believe had 45,000 volunteers. That helped create the platform for this river to become a National Scenic River.” Bersani told his wife, Robyn, meeting with them Saturday night was like a high school quarterback meeting Peyton Manning. He said it was a very humbling experience being with guys that did so much work to get the river where it is today and create the opportunity to operate a business on it. They know
Sue Williams of Loveland points out some trash on the Little Miami River during clean up efforts Sunday, July 10. It is her second consecutive year volunteering to help with the river clean up.
The giant plastic candy cane leans against other trash pulled from the river during the Little Miami River clean up Sunday, July 10, in Loveland.
From left:Joshua Brock,Sonja Brock,Ashley Brock,Rob Brock and SueWilliams all ready to launch their river clean up effort from Loveland Canoe & Kayak Sunday,July 10.
Robyn Bersani owner of Loveland Canoe & Kayak poses in front of some of the trash with Nate Holscher of Rivers Unlimited. what the river was like 40 years ago. “Mike Fremont said it was like a sewer,” Bersani said. “Now it’s beautiful. It’s pristine. The water quality is excellent. That’s all a result of the initial clean up, creating awareness and having organizations like Little Miami, Inc. and Rivers Unlimited advocating on behalf of the river.” The employees of Loveland Canoe & Kayak enjoy taking an active role keeping the river clean and beautiful. They provided free
A small pile of the “thousands of pounds” of garbage cleared from the 105 miles of the Little Miami River. canoes to the 84 volunteers who came out to help with the clean up. Then staff helped unload each canoe when they returned. Robyn Bersani also arranged for the “soil trailer” to be on site as an educational tool. “The soil trailer is an educational trailer by Butler/Warren water and soil conservation district,” she said. “It’s an imitation of tunneling through the earth and shows the layers of soil and all the things in it. They show what belongs and what doesn’t – like trash. It shows how storm drains drain into the river too.”
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Volunteers pulled garbage from the water and the banks of a 10mile stretch of the Scenic Little Miami River between South Lebanon, Ohio and the banks at Loveland, Ohio. They were part of hundreds of volunteers that pulled thousands of pounds of garbage from the 105 mile long Little Miami River over the weekend of July 9 and July 10. “We appreciate them keeping the river clean and beautiful,” Robyn Bersani said. Mark Bersani said they’ve already set Sept. 10 as the date for the next river clean-up. He believes a lower water level in September will provide an opportunity for even more garbage to be cleared from the river. “There’s a cheaply made plastic bumper, various aluminum; we can only guess where it came from and of course your obligatory piles and piles of tires,” Holscher said. “It’s a great starting point for building upon stewardship and community awareness.” For more: www.lovelandcanoe. com, www.riversunlimited.org or www.littlemiami.com
July 27, 2011
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, J U L Y 2 8
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. Through Oct. 31. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash.
Pre- and Post-Natal Water Fitness, 5:306:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Certified instructors lead safe and appropriate exercises in variety of class formats. Doctor’s note required. Ages 18 and up. $45 per month, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery. Teen Cross-Training, 4-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, High-energy workout. Classes taught in boot camp style format using resistance training, spinning and drills. Family friendly. $10, free for members. 985-0900. Montgomery. Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise, 1:302:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Taught by certified Arthritis Foundation instructors. Ages 18 and up. $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery. Spin and Pilates Transformation, 5:15-6:15 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Exercise program that transforms your whole body and creates a healthier state of mind. Ages 18 and up. $20, $10 members. Reservations required. 985-6742. Montgomery.
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 & OPEN MIC
Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.
MUSIC - BLUES
Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Graham Elwood, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Turner Farm, 2:30-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Working organic farm and educational center. May sell produce (varies each week) and eggs. Flower CSA, April through frost. $50 for 10 bouquets of 25 stems. Through Dec. 2. 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.
Motherless Daughters Support Group, 78:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. 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; www.thethirdoption.com. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2 9
Hockey Fights Cancer, 2 p.m., Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, With members of the Cincinnati Cyclones professional hockey team and the Cincinnati Firefighters Hockey Club. Sports memorabilia silent auction featuring Cyclones jerseys, game-used gear and a Big Ben Steelers jersey. Bagpipe band on patio. Benefits Hockey Players for Kids. Ages 18 and up. $5 minimum donation. Presented by Cincinnati Firefighters Hockey Club. 2582968; www.hp4k.org. Blue Ash.
Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Katie Pritchard, vocals and acoustic guitar. 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; www.greatparks.org. 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; www.theewinestore.com. 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.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
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.
KARAOKE & OPEN MIC
Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.
MUSIC - ACOUSTIC
Bob Cushing, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, 7912753. Symmes Township.
MUSIC - BLUES
LoHeat, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., HD Beans and Bottles Cafe, 6721 Montgomery Road, Jam with rock and blues music. 793-6036; www.loheatlive.com. Silverton.
MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK
Barney and the Howlers, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Slatt’s Pub, 4858 Cooper Road, Late night food menu. Free. 791-2223. Blue Ash.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Music by My Sister Sarah. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; www.blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Graham Elwood, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.
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; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 5-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, 126 W. Loveland Ave., New class progression designed to take students all the way up to professional level of training. Intro level students work on basics of flying trapeze and advanced students start working on catches. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-5454. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 3 0
Taste of Americana: A Stately Affair, 5:309 p.m., Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave., Garden dinner with music, live auction by Dave Forsythes, silent auction and raffle. Americana menu by Terri Frietch. Benefits Madeira Historical Society. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 561-7228. Madeira.
Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery.
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.
Take Flying Trapeze lessons from the Cincinnati Circus Location, from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29; and 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31; at 126 W. Loveland Ave. The new class progression is designed to take students all the way up to professional level of training. Intro level students work on basics of flying trapeze and advanced students start working on catches. Lessons are family friendly. Cost is $45. Registration is required. Call 921-5454 for more information.
Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, View weapons, ordnance, soldiers’ personal effects, historic photos, period documents, maps, money, medals, books, newspapers, flags and more from attics, closets and private collections. Exhibit continues through Aug. 7. Free. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.
MUSIC - BENEFITS
Beany Family Fundraiser, 7-10 p.m., Terwilliger’s Lodge, 10520 Deerfield Road, Music, games and refreshments. Fundraiser for the Beany Family: Mark, Deanne, Gretchen and Samantha. Free. 377-2740; chrismurphyreflektion.com. Montgomery.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Graham Elwood, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. 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; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.
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; www.montgomeryfarmersmarket.org. Montgomery.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.
LITERARY - LIBRARIES
Books Alive! For Kids Tour, 10:30 a.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Sight, sound and touch combined in performance and hands-on, makeit-and-take-it craft. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Symmes Township.
SUMMER CAMP - SPORTS
Cincy Baseball Coaches Clinic, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5300 Cornell Road, Ballroom. Hitting, infield, base running and game management. Seminarstyle clinic. Taught in classroom setting, complete with presentations and hands-on instruction. Special guest instructor: Nick Otte, assistant coach at Xavier and former head coach and pitching instructor at IMG Academies. $35$45. Reservations recommended. Presented by Cincy Baseball Clinic. 469-6900; www.cincybaseballclinic.com. Blue Ash. M O N D A Y, A U G . 1
Rites of Passage Retreat for Girls, 9 a.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Concludes July 31. Learn to navigate physical, emotional and social transitions; receive encouragement for positive values and skills; learn to express inner lives through creative writing, art activities and guided meditation; and more. Ages 11-14. $125. Reservations required. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.
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, including the seasonal summer flavors. 721-3323; www.graeters.com. Mariemont.
Open Sand Volleyball, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Adults. $15, free for members. 9856722. Montgomery. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 3
EXERCISE CLASSES Tai Chi for Arthritis, 1:30-2:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Taught by certified Arthritis Tai Chi instructor, class is easy and enjoyable to learn, bringing with it many health benefits both safely and quickly. $120 for 10 classes. 985-0900. Montgomery.
EDUCATION Project Wild and Wild Aquatic Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Green Acres Farm, 8690 Spooky Hollow Road, Supplementary education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. For educators of grades 4-12. $10. Registration required by July 15. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 371-5474; www.hcswcd.org. Montgomery.
Building Better Marriages, 7-9 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Skills-based group program helps participants build stronger, more fulfilling marriages. Free baby-sitting. Free. Presented by The Third Option. 398-9720; www.thethirdoption.com. Kenwood. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 2
Kayak River Trip, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, A 7.5 mile 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; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland.
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 email@example.com; www.kenwoodtownecentre.com. 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. info@loveland fm.com; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
Blue Ash Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by Miami University Steel Band. Concessions available. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; www.blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.
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; www.sycamoreseniorcenter.org. Blue Ash.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery. T H U R S D A Y, A U G . 4
FARMERS MARKET The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 745-5685. Blue Ash. LITERARY - CRAFTS
Crafty Kids, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Make-it-and-take-it crafts. Sponsored by Kersten Fund. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Mariemont.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Greg Hahn, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $12, $6 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Garden Volunteers Needed, 6:30-11:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Working in vegetable/flower gardens, on nature trail and in orchard. What is done on particular day depends on current needs of gardens. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; www.grannyusgardenschool.com. Loveland. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 3 1
MUSIC - CLASSICAL
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The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performs “Bedroom Farce,” a comedic 1970s play that explores relationships at various stages. It is through Aug. 7, at the theater, 719 Race St., downtown. Tickets are $32 and $28 for adults, $28 and $24 for seniors and $26 and $22 for students. Call 513-381-2273 ext. 1 or visit www.cincyshakes.com. Pictured are: Kate Wilford and Jim Hopkins in the company’s production of “Bedroom Farce.”
Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Duet recital with Carillonneurs Richard D. Gegner and Richard Watson. Selections include two pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, two concerto grosso by Tomaso Albinoni, “Chanson Serieuse” by Frederick L. Marriott and more. Listen in park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519. Mariemont.
The comedy, “Menopause the Musical,” is at the Aronoff Center through Aug. 14. The musical parody is set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. It is performed at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $50. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.
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‘Bee’ on the lookout for pollinators in your yard Most of the time, when we see a bee, our initial reaction is to kill it. If you’ve been stung before, you know it can hurt, so naturally you become defensive – especially if you’re allergic to bee stings. As best we can, it’s time to change our thinking from defense to offense, as our honey bee (and other pollinators) populations continue to decline to alarmingly low numbers. Without our bees and their pollinating abilities, we wouldn’t have much of the food we eat. In fact, one bite of every three we take was dependent on a honey bee for pollination. So, what’s causing the decline? There are many factors including mites, viruses and other diseases, chemical exposure, lack of nutrition (limited supply of good pollen and nectar sources), and of course, Colony Collapse Disorder, which may be a combination of all of the above (still a lot of research going on). How can you help? Although most backyard gardeners can’t do anything about the mites, viruses, diseases and over all Colony Collapse Disorder, we can help increase honey bees and other pollinators within our yards and neighborhoods.
Garden for the bees
• Plant nectar rich plants in your garden, patio pots, window boxes, etc. • Try to create bee areas that are in full sun, and protected from the wind. • Make sure there are
plants flowering at all times for the bees to work on. • Many weeds are an excellent Ron Wilson source of In the nectar and Garden pollen (dandelions and clover are great!). When possible let them flower for the bees to use, then pull or get rid of the weeds. • Try planting both native and non native nectar and pollen sources. Flowering shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs can all be great sources of nectar and pollen. • Provide a source of water. (Bee favorites include lavender, milkweed, daisies, coreopsis, crocus, Alliums, chives, catmint, salvia, sage, gayfeather, Penstemon digitalis, sedum, goldenrod, lambs ears, thyme, zinnias, etc. Trees and shrubs include crab apples, edible peaches and apples, hawthorn, flowering cherry, spirea, butterfly plant, caryopteris, etc.
Reduce use of pesticides
• If you must spray, use targeted pesticides that won’t affect bees, and spray when the bees are least active (early in morning or at dusk when the wind is not blowing). • If possible, don’t spray flowering plants that attract the bees, or at least try to treat the leaves only, not the flowers. Treat only plants that are being badly eaten.
• Use integrated pest management methods (mechanical and cultural ways to control pests as well as chemical, such as hosing off bad bugs, knocking them off into a bucket of soapy water, using grow covers, hand picking, etc. Apply insecticidal soap or horticultural oil before getting out the stronger insecticides. Note: Pesticides will vary in their effect on bees. Dusts and wettable powders are more hazardous to bees than solutions or emulsifiable concentrates. Systemics are a safer way to control many harmful pests without sprays, but may contaminate nectar or pollen. Read the label. Many insecticides, like Sevin or Spinosad (an organic spray) may be very low in toxicity to humans and pets, yet are extremely toxic to bees.
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Learn more about bees
Take the time to learn more about not only honey bees, but our native bees as well. Educate the kids about the importance of the bees, and how to watch for and avoid bees. (Only female honey bees can sting, and it truly is used as a defense mechanism only.)
Buy local honey
Help support your local bee keepers by purchasing locally produced honey and other honey related prod-
ucts. The honey is often more fresh and will contain vitamins and minerals that some commercially produced honey may lack. So let’s all do our part to invite and allow these honey bees to do their jobs in our gardens. And the next time you smack a honey bee, just think about the impact you’ve made on our world of bees. Can you imagine what the world would ‘bee’ like without our pollinators? (Thanks to Bar-bee Bloetscher,OSU Extension/ ODA, for much of our bee information.) Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@ communitypress.com.
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‘Orange’ ya glad it’s smoothie weather?
We had a wonderful time in Michigan at the lake house, which daughter-inlaw Courtney’s family owns. We seldom get one-on-one time with our kids and Rita I loved just Heikenfeld sitting on the deck chatRita’s ting with kitchen them without having to wonder how long they can stay. The grandkids loved everything about Little Glen Lake in Michigan, from the
shallow, clean water to the beautiful white sand dunes. Husband, Frank, and I went on to Montreal and Quebec and Old Quebec is now one of my favorite cities. The food was authentic – poutine (French-fried potatoes with veal “gravy”), duck confit , salads with maple syrup dressing, and flaky breakfast croissants studded with chocolate. I think I ate my way through Quebec! It’s back to reality now, though, with this searing heat. A perfect reason to whip up a batch of Orange Julius smoothies.
Orange Julius smoothie
This is as close as I can get to the kind sold at the mall. Because your body digests liquids easier than solids, a smoothie is a wonderful way to give kids who can’t tolerate a solid meal a healthful start. 6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 cups milk Sugar to taste (start with 1 ⁄3 cup and go from there) or substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla Couple handfuls of ice Whirl everything together in the blender.
Visit Rita’s blog at http:// cincinnati.com/blogs/cooking withrita to find out what every parent should know about hydration and kids, plus how to make your own sports drinks.
My favorite sour cream chocolate bundt cake
Daughter-in-law Jessie made this for my birthday. It’s a moist, chocolaty cake that’s a good keeper, as well. And the frosting – you’ll be licking the spoon. 1 cup boiling water
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Rita’s sour cream chocolate birthday cake courtesy of her daughter-in-law Jessie. 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 stick butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, separated 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 cup sour cream 2 cups less 2 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour boiling water over chocolate and butter to melt. Stir in vanilla and sugar. Then blend in egg yolks. Combine soda and sour cream, then add to chocolate mixture and blend well, a couple of minutes or so on medium speed. Add flour and baking powder and blend again. Beat egg whites until they hold a peak and fold into batter. Bake 50 minutes in a very well sprayed bundt pan. Cool 15 minutes then gently remove from pan by flipping upside down on a rack. Serves 12 to 15.
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate 3 tablespoons butter 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3-8 tablespoons milk
In a double boiler over hot water melt chocolate with the butter. Or use a nonstick pan on low heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool for five minutes. In an electric mixer add chocolate mixture and confectioners’ sugar. Beat until mixture resembles chalky
beads. Add the vanilla and the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until a spreadable consistency is reached. Beat until fluffy – adding more milk if necessary.
Aunt Becky’s Thriftway potato salad
I’ve had several requests for this, along with Thriftway’s tuna salad and Bigg’s chicken salad. I have cloned the tuna and chicken salads and will share them soon. I received this from Clermont County reader Julie Scott several years ago straight from the deli cookbook. You can try and cut the recipe in half. As far as the freeze-dried chives, a palmful of fresh chives will work, too, or finely chopped green onions. 71⁄2 lbs. potatoes, cooked and diced 41⁄2 cups Hellmann’s mayo 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 4 tablespoons yellow mustard 21⁄2 teaspoons onion salt 11⁄2 teaspoons celery seed 11⁄2 teaspoons freezedried chives 11⁄2 teaspoons sugar 3 ⁄4 cup chopped celery Let set in refrigerator overnight and serve the next day! Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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Community IN THE SERVICE Leen in Army
Army Pfc. Michael R. Leen has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Leen graduated in 2001 from Loveland High School.
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Hadasseh to celebrate anniversary Nonagenarian Shirley Jaeger is one of Hadassah’s newest Life members. Even though she has been an annual member for more than 40 years, she decided to upgrade to Life membership when she saw an ad for the Hadassah Centennial Life Membership special in January. In celebration of Hadassah’s upcoming 100th anniversary in 2012, all Life memberships, including Child and Associate memberships, are available for the only $100 through Dec. 31. Life membership enrollment fees are normally $360, so since annual membership fees are $36 per year, a Centennial Life membership offers a tremendous value to both annual members and those interested in joining for the first time. It also makes a meaningful gift to children and grandchildren. Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women’s organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. Jaeger, who turned 91 in May, is a native Cincinnatian who has lived in the
Library a resource for vacation plans While packing for vacation this summer, keep in mind that the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is equipped to be one of your best travel companions. Whether heading to the beach or journeying to a national park, travel time will seem much shorter and less taxing with these helpful tips. Plus, discover new ways to make the trip more memorable and less expensive. • Why spend money on travel books when you can check them out and return them at the end of your trip? The library’s collection includes the latest from Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Rough Guides and more. • Lighten the load and pack eBooks and audiobooks. The library’s collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks includes thousands of bestselling titles. Enjoy these books on eReader (Nook, Sony Reader, iPad, etc.) or download some to your mobile device (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc.). Available to download 24/7. No late fees. To find out how, go to www.cincinnatilibrary.org/downloadables/ebooks.html. • Check out Playaways. At about half the size of a deck of cards, Playaways come preloaded with an entire audiobook. A separate player isn’t necessary to listen to the book and keeping track of several CDs or cassettes isn’t a problem, just press play. Check them out at your neighborhood branch. Everyone in the car can listen to their own. Or, with an audio cord, plug one into the radio so everyone can listen in. • Go portable in print. Besides paperback books, don’t overlook the wide variety of magazines the library has to offer. Other paper portables to check out
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include graphic novels and manga. • Theme read to go along with your travels. Going to Disney World? Read Walt Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Traveling to Key West? Read some Ernest Hemingway. • Download free music. Don’t get stuck trying to tune into a radio station that may not play your kind of music. Instead, download free music from the library’s website. Choose from thousands of songs from the Sony Entertainment Catalog in more than 100 genres for mp3 players, iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry or other devices. Best of all, they’re yours to keep forever. Go to www. cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2 011/downloadmusic.html. • Remember, participating in summer reading can follow readers anywhere. It’s as easy as packing your toothbrush. It’s not too late to join Team Read. Just log onto www.CincinnatiLibrary.org/SummerRead/ and sign up online. The eight-week Summer Reading program is set up so you can jump in at any point and start reading. Team Read continues at all 41 locations of the public library through July 31. • Get ideas. Browse through thousands of book reviews. Once signed up for Summer Reading, one can literally browse through thousands of book reviews readers share with each other through the library’s online registration and tracking system. It’s not only a great way to record your reading; it’s the place to find out what’s hot and what’s not from other Summer Readers. To date, there are nearly 100,000 reviews. Join in and sharethoughts about favorite reads. Log onto www.CincinnatiLibrary.org/SummerRead/ and sign up today.
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Sharon Casper, Hadassah Cincinnati chapter Co-president, presents a “Woman of Valor” Hadassah Certificate to Shirley Jaeger in honor of her new Centennial Life Membership. Regency Tower on Madison Road since 1999. Her mother, who was the youngest of 10 children, was also born and raised in Cincinnati. Jaeger is a graduate of Walnut Hills High School and served 22 months in the SPARS Coast Guard from 1944 to 1946. She was stationed in Palm Beach, FL., for boot camp and served in San Francisco the rest of the time. Like other women’s reserves such as the Women’s Army Corps and the WAVES, SPARS was cre-
ated to free men from stateside service in order to fight overseas. SPARS is a contraction of the Coast Guard motto “Semper Paratus,” and its English translation, “Always Ready.” After her Coast Guard service, Jaeger returned to Cincinnati and worked in hematology at Jewish Hospital on Burnet Avenue. In 1951, she moved to Indianapolis, where she worked in the blood bank at Methodist Hospital. She joined Hadassah there and was also active in the National Council of Jew-
ish Women. After she retired in 1979, she returned to Cincinnati and transferred to the Lilah group of Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah. She has been to Israel twice, once with a threeweek Elderhostel (now renamed Road Scholars) program and later as a volunteer on a kibbutz for two and a half weeks. She regrets that she never was able to visit Hadassah Hospital, but a plaque on her living room wall proudly displays the famous stained glass windows that Marc Chagall created for the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Medical Center at Ein Kerem. Jaeger is a member of Wise Temple and has many friends in Cincinnati. Her only surviving family members live in Knoxville, TN. In March, Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah copresident Sharon Casper and Gayna Bassin, Hadassah publicity chair, visited Jaeger and presented her with a beautiful “Woman of Valor” Hadassah Certificate in honor of her new Centennial Life Membership. Jaeger told them that she also made Hadassah a beneficiary in her will. They enjoyed talking with her and seeing some of
her prized mementos, including a copper plate engraved with her mother’s 1915 engagement announcement and a bottle of Carmel Cordial Crème de Cacao made in pre-Israel Palestine.
PUBLIC NOTICE The following individuals are delinquent on their rental payments and their personal property will be sold at public sale on Friday, July 29th, 2011 at Landen Store & Lock, 2575 W. U.S. Route 22/3, Maineville , Ohio 45039 at 1:00p.m.. Jodi Andrews(unit 348)-439 MARROW ROAD, lot 105, SOUTH LEBANON, OH 45065 Andrew Stephens(unit 112)4324 AICHOLTZ RD, CINCINNATI, OH 45245 Brian Hutton(unit 15)- 2434 POPPY, LOVELAND, OH 45140 Kim Hall(unit 287)- 3611 1st AVE NW, NAPLES, FL 34120 Kodi Allen(unit 335)9389 WINDING LANE, LOVELAND, OH 45140 These units contain general merchandise and furniture. The last day to pay delinquent rent and charges is FRIDAY, July 29, 2011 at 1:00p.m. 2494
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CLERMONT COUNTY - Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg is seeking a federal grant to add four new deputies to his office. Rodenberg told county commissioners May 11 the grant is being offered through the U.S. Department of Justice COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) program. The program would pay for hiring four entry-level deputies for three years. There is no local match required for the first year, but after that the county must pick up the difference between the entry-level pay rate and the pay rates for second- and third-year deputies. After the three-year period, the county is required to keep the deputies for one more year, paying 100 percent of their salaries. The county would be penalized for laying off the deputies before the end
of four years, Rodenberg said. “It allows us to add deputies at little cost,” Rodenberg said. He said the cost to the county for the deputies during the Rodenberg second and third years would be a total of $88,194. The county would receive about $770,000 in grant money during those three years. The full cost of the deputies for the fourth year would be $323,696. He said his department has lost 10 deputies through attrition since 2005. The deputies were not replaced because of budget restraints. “This at least gets us back on the road to where we were,” he said. Rodenberg said the grant application was due by the end of May. The county will find out in the fall if the grant is approved.
The sheriff said the commissioners can always reject the grant in the fall if they decide not to make the commitment for the local match. If the county receives the grant the deputies would be hired after Jan. 1, 2012. Chief Deputy Rick Combs said the county would have to buy some equipment for the deputies, but no new patrol cars would be needed right away. Administrator David Spinney asked Combs to find out how much any other costs would be to hire the deputies. Combs said the new deputies would be used to increase patrols. “I need to build up uniform forces, so we can put deputies in the neighborhoods,” he said. The commissioners voted to authorize the sheriff to apply for the grant. “We 100 percent support you,” Commissioner Bob Proud said.
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Patricia J. Baksay, 65, 9369 Waterstone Blvd., theft, July 12. Felicia R. Foggie, 26, 12190 Deer Chase Drive, re-cite other department, July 12. William Jason Wallace, 29, 113 N. Third St., arrest-other agency/county warrant, July 13. Jody J. Smith, 38, 200 O’Bannon Ave., animals-barking/howling dogs, July 13. Ashley M. Cruz, 26, 214 Navaho Drive, assault-knowingly, July 13. Jacob C. Collett, 24, 318 Albright Drive, re-cite other department, July 14. Patrick K. Larkin, 37, 3670 Ohio 28, re-cite other department, driving under suspension/violate driving restrictions, signal before changing course, turning, stopping, July 16. Ashley N. Walton, 22, At Large, arrest-other agency/county warrant, July 17.
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Hot weather can be a time for hospitals to see an increase in injuries to children, particularly those involving burns. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati offers these safety tips to keep in mind as the weather gets warmer and families are outside a lot more:
At 1807 Lindenhall Drive, July 13. At 1712 Wittenberg Drive, July 14.
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for mowing – check for sticks, rocks, toys, etc ..... • Handle fuel with care; never fill tank with mower on. • Never smoke or use any type of flame around gasoline. • Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. • Check guards and shields on mower. • Use a mower with an automatic blade cut-off. • Don’t cut grass when
it’s wet. • Passengers should never be allowed on a riding mower.
• Use only a flame resistant tent. • Pitch tent at least 15 feet upwind from grills and fireplaces. • Have an escape plan, and be prepared to cut your way out of the tent if a fire occurs. • Use only battery-
operated lights in or near tents and campers. • Keep a fire extinguisher or container of water available at all times. • Maintain at least a three-foot clear area, free of leaves, dry grass, pine needles, etc ... around campfires and tents. • Thoroughly extinguish all fires, and turn off fuel lanterns and stoves, before leaving the campsite or going to bed
Crashes involving students rise with summer temperatures As summer temperatures rise, so do crashes involving school-age children – especially those who walk and ride bikes. In fact, a recent five-year study by Ohio Department of Transportation reveals crashes involving school-age children (ages 5-18) make up nearly 40 percent of all pedestrian and bicyclist crashes – with June through August combining for more than 3,500 crashes, the largest three-month total. To help reverse this trend and improve roadway safety for all travelers, ODOT is launching its new “Share the Road Ohio” safety campaign – with the goal of reducing roadway fatalities by 5 percent by 2015. “Everyone has the right to use Ohio’s roads and safety is everyone’s
responsibility,” ODOT Director Jerry Wray said. “Share the Road aims to help all roadway users know these laws, be respectful and remain aware of others on the road.” ODOT safety experts say the increase in crashes during the summer months is due to a combination of factors. The first being the beginning of summer vacation for students, which means there is an influx of kids who are outside playing and engaging in recreational activities. The second factor is that many school-age kids get around by either walking or riding a bike and are unfamiliar with biking and pedestrian traffic laws. This summer, ODOT is mobilizing a grassroots statewide effort to distribute
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LEGAL NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP The regular August 2, 2011 meeting of the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will be held at the Symmes Safety Center, 8871 Weekly Lane. This meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1001653548
roadway safety information via tip cards, events, public service announcements, web videos, a safe driving simulator and partnerships with law enforcement agencies. Bicycle, pedestrian, motorcycle and motorist advocacy groups and clubs will also play a pivotal role in communicating the safety message. In 2010, there were nearly 299,767 crashes across Ohio with 1,081 deaths and 10,175 serious injuries. Between 2006 and 2010, more than 23,297 crashes were pedestrian and bicyclerelated resulting in 552 fatalities and 20,478 injuries (3,699 serious injuries). For “Share the Road” safety tips please see attached Tip Card. Share the Road is part of a national effort to encourage roadway safety and awareness.
DEATHS Joe Nelson Jones
Joe Nelson Jones, 89, of Loveland died July 3. She was a member of St. Susanna Catholic Parish. Survived by daughters Charlotte J. (Melvin) Kennedy and Anne J. (Byron) Fowler; grandchildren Cheryl (Skip) Ford, Sara (Dan) Van Gunten, Cara Jansen, Erika (Ken) McGuire, Derek (Susan) Herring, Joseph Fowler, Paul Fowler and Margaret Fowler; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial Mass will be conducted at a later date. Memorials to:
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. Boy Scout Troop No. 888, Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave., Loveland, OH 45140.
At 126 Karl Brown Way, July 15. At 204 Highland, July 16.
MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Juvenile, 15, theft, July 6. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, July 6. Charles Fiasco, 27, 2532 Williams Ave. No. 3, vandalism, resisting arrest, July 8. Michael Cook, 48, 6090 Olde Gate Court, physical control, July 8. Two Juveniles, 15, criminal mischief, July 8. Matthew D. Tankovich, 18, 1265 Deblin Drive, criminal mischief, July 8. Doug Foster, 28, 1005 Ohio 131, failure to confine dog, failure to register, July 8. Matthew Matson, 18, 1568 Buckboard, theft, underage consumption, July 11.
Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing
Male juvenile was threatened with knife at The Meadows Festival, July 9.
TV, laptop computer, WII system, etc. taken at 1360 Finch Lane, July 5. Purse taken at 1168 Valley Forge, July 10.
Window broken in vehicle at 1010 Cooks Crossing, July 3. Mailbox, etc. damaged at 1419 Miami Lake Drive, July 6. Tire punctured on vehicle at 6091 Branch Hill Guinea, July 9. Vehicle damaged at 5468 S. Garrett, July 10.
Flower pots, etc. put in middle of road at area of Sagebrush at Tumbleweed, July 10.
At Linda Way Drive, July 8.
Male stated ID used with no authorization at Winding Way, July 8.
Old boat dumped in wooded area at
118 Founders Drive, Dustin & Susan Lehner to Sean & Jennifer Givler, 0.4190 acre, $455,000. 400 Oak St., Bruce Leever, trustee to Kathryn Cooley, $120,000. 432 Wakefield St., Rita Purkiser to Rebecca & Jerry Mays Jr., 0.2410 acre, $100,000.
LOVELAND (HAMILTON CO.)
104 Knoll Wind Drive: Glancy Michele A. to Spencer Barbara; $150,000. 216 Woodcrest Drive: Sprafka Lynn K. Tr to Mangstl Alexander; $335,000. 218 Cordero Trail: Servizzi Dominic & Debbie to Strakov Mariya D.; $160,000. 237 Riva Ridge Court: Battaglia Gregg D. & Kimberly A. to Slater Robert W.; $250,000.
6457 Brittany Lane, Jacob & Julie Stricker to John & Sylvia Choi, 0.3480 acre, $206,000. 778 Cedar Drive, John Couper to Reginald & Mary Kay Smith, 0.6890 acre, $521,000. 1512 Charleston Lane, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Kyle & Shaunna Howat, $215,000. 1490 Greystone Lane, Charles & Kathy Brown to Teresa & Herbert Messer, $469,400. 5801 Lockwood Commons Drive, Tamara & Michael Wiedower to Carol Hird, $99,000. 6026 Mill Row Court, Kenneth & Rhonda Damhorst to Robert & Debra Murphy, $125,500. 1712 Old Farm Drive, Stephen & Carolyn Gordon to Andrea Moore, $252,000. 831 Old Mill Drive, Joseph & Margaret Habermehl to Kent Butcher & Celeste Spaans, $267,500. 6579 Seay Court, Carol Johnson,
About police reports
The Community Press publishes 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 6833444. 1134 Red Bird, July 5.
Misuse of credit card
Female stated card used with no authorization at 6681 Waters Edge, July 5.
Gas can taken from porch at 11 Maple Crest, July 6. Wallet taken from vehicle at 50 W. Technecenter, July 5. Four AC units taken; $40,000 at 526 Wards Corner, July 6. Amplifier taken at 1284 Ohio 131, July 6. Video camera taken from Day Heights Car Wash at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, July 7. Trailer taken at 5820 Cook Road, July 8. Saw blades taken from Home Depot; $170 at Ohio 28, July 8. Hanging plant taken; $20 at 901 Traverse Creek, July 8. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $17.24 at Ohio 28, July 8. Beer taken from Kroger; $7 at Ohio 28, July 11. Female stated debit card used with no authorization at 5212 Dry Run, July 10. Cellphone and money taken from vehicle; $600 at 1093 Ohio 28, July 10. Currency taken from vehicle; $71 at 5516 Betty Lane, July 10. Two trash cans taken from Kassner Landscaping; $200 at Ohio 50, July 11. Electronics taken from Meijer; over $1,000 at Ohio 28, July 11. Tool set taken at 5662 Dry Run, July 11.
SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Zachary Bowling, 19, 12168 Second, possession at Fields Ertel Road, June 24. Steven Webster, 24, 12137 S. Pine Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8770 Wales Drive, June 25. John Ascher, 20, 12 Hill and Holcon Lane, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 9919 Stonebridge Drive, June 25. Terrance Barnes, 39, 5609 Tompkins Ave., passing bad checks at 11902 Montgomery Road, June 25.
$400 used to purchase bracelet that turned out to be fake at 11330 Montgomery Road, June 24. Catalytic converter valued at $300 removed at 11364 Montgomery Road, June 24. GPS of unknown value removed at 9832 Farmstead Drive, June 27. Tennis bag and racquet and golf clubs valued at $550 removed at 12008 Millstone Drive, June 27.
Theft, criminal damaging
Vehicle damaged and medication of unknown value removed at 11994 Streamside Drive, June 27.
On the Web
Our interactive CinciNavigator map allows you to pinpoint the loction of police reports in your neighborhood. Visit: Cincinnati.com/loveland Cincinnati.com/miamitownship Cincinnati.com/symmestownship
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS LOVELAND (CLERMONT CO.)
trustee to Jacob & Julie Stricker, 0.4240 acre, $565,000. 6252 Shagbark Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Jack & Sarah Wessel, 0.6800 acre, $140,000. 3304 Traverse Creek, Charles Johnson to Herbert & Dorothy Ruffley, $162,700.
10074 Sleepy Ridge Drive: Gunnarson Daryl L. Tr & Roxann L. Tr to Berberich Donald S. Jr.; $315,000. 11375 Terwilligers Valley Lane: Jenkins Douglas T. & Kathleen P. to Schmidt Jeffrey S.; $442,500. 11426 Montgomery Road: Harpers Crossing II LLC to Vme Properties LLC; $1,985,000. 11979 Foxgate Way: Jones David C. & Krista to Bally Adam C.; $209,425. 9036 Symmes Ridge Lane: Gibson Brian R. & Darci O. to Bick Brett J.; $420,000.
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. 9071 Cummings Farm Lane: Martin Stephen P. & Lisa M. to Cooper David S.; $645,000. 9283 Geromes Way: Capital Custom Homes Inc. to Haugen Kathleen N. Tr; $424,900. 9385 Bainwoods Drive: Lynch Steven A. & Susan W. to Steenbergen Jonathan E.; $325,000.
“In the next 12 to 24 months we will be announcing a new location for the food pantry,” he gave as one example. Schwartz’s primary goal for his upcoming year as board president is to establish deeper connections between individuals and the JFS mission. Following a nominating report by Scott Slovin, the new board of directors was installed. The 2011-2012 officers of the board are Michael Schwartz, president; Andrea Lerner Levenson, vice president; Danny Lipson, vice president; Mark Miller, co-treasurer; Pam Sacherman, co-treasurer, and Bruce Baker, immediate past president. Tzipi Dahan, Steve Halper, Steve Holman, Larry Juran and Scott Slovin were installed as new board members to serve a threeyear term. Leslie Miller was re-elected to a second threeyear term. Resigning from the board were Marcie Bachrach, Mark Kanter, Mike Kernish and Greg Miller. Board members continuing their term on the board are Bruce Ente, Gail Friedman, Suzy Marcus Goldberg, Jeff Harris, Elaine Kaplan, Amy Peskovitz, Bonnie Rabin, Lauren Scharf, Susan Shorr, Gary Smith, Max Yamson and John Youkilis. Andrea Lerner Levenson was presented with the Miriam Dettelbach Award. This award is given in honor of the first executive director of Jewish Family Service as recognition of exceptional volunteer service to the agency. Two staff members received Longevity Awards; Linda Kean for 10 years and Natalie Hurley for five years.
Epiphany United Methodist Church
This summer the staff of SpringHill will be at the church for five full days of adventure. Times and dates are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 1-5. The program is for kindergartners through fourth-graders. Cost is $149. Sibling discounts are available. Register at www.springhillcamps.com/oh/daycamp, and click on “Loveland.” For more information, contact Anne Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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.
Loveland Presbyterian Church
Starting in July, the church’s High School Students will be joining up every Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for “United,” a high school outreach event that is made up of different Church groups and they have invited us to join them. During the summer they meet at their volunteers’ homes for a pool party and a devotional. During the school year we will meet at Receptions and play games and give students the opportunity to ask questions about God or religion by texting in their question. The church is having Vacation Bible School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. The church is partnering with Grace Presbyterian Church this year for “Shake it up Cafe.” Visit www.cokesburyvbs.com, and click on the Shake it up Cafe graphic. The Loveland group will meet at Loveland Presbyterian and caravan to Grace at 6 p.m. each night. To attend VBS, e-mail parent or guardian’s name, the child’s name and age to the church office at email@example.com, or give information to Betty Hays at 697-9490, Tim Brakefield at 292-2204 or the church office. Volunteers are needed for Vacation Bible School in a number of areas including adult drivers, Bible story, recreation, crafts and age group leaders. Contact Hays, Brakefield or the church office to volunteer.
Worship service time is 10 a.m. 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 6 p.m. to 7:30 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 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525; www.LPCUSA.org.
Loveland United Methodist Church
Service times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for Morning Chapel, an intimate gathering of the community of faith worshiping in a traditional setting; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for Engage, the praise band “Clutch” leads worship in a contemporary style; and 11 a.m. to noon for Classic Tradition, traditional worship led by various musical groups including Chancel 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 www.lovelandumc.org 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
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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, plclovelandoh.com.
River Hills Christian Church
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Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org
EPISCOPAL Sunday Worship: 8:00, 9:30* and 11:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. childcare provided*
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8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)
Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor
NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd. (1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114
(513) 984-8401 www.st-barnabas.org
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 www.golovelive.com
EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 www.faithchurch.net
Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services
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A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services
7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center) Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings
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
360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
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 http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org
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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 www.masonumc.org
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that meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; conducted 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600; www.riverhillscc.com.
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The church will have enrollment and volunteer opportunities for Sunday School starting this fall. Contact the church for details. “Katharina Luther,” an enactment by Patsy J. Gaines, a story-teller of history, will be featured at the church’s monthly senior luncheon at 11:30 a.m. July 21. Lunch will be servied at cost, $14, by Bonnie Lynn Bakery. Sign up. College student send off services will be the weekend of Aug. 6-7. Students and their families are invited to these special services as the church prays for the college students as they are sent out for a year of learning and growth. Summer worship service times are 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday (through Aug. 28). Beginning Sept. 3, the church returns to its normal service schedule – 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 101 S. Lebanon Drive, Loveland; 683-4244; www.popluther.org; www.poppastors.wordpress.com.
6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am
10345 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242
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ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
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.
Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided
Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor
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
3751 Creek Rd.
PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH firstname.lastname@example.org 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am
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Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242
Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website: www.MPChurch.net
While writing her report for the Jewish Family Service annual meeting, Executive Director Beth Schwartz asked her 6-yearold daughter what she thinks about JFS. “JFS rocks!” was her daughter’s reply, followed by “because JFS helps people.” “Yes, JFS Rocks. But it doesn’t Roll,” Schwartz said in her report. “We are a small but mighty agency. We have the will, the ability, and motivation but not enough capacity to Roll. How much more could we Rock if we had more to Roll with?” That was the focus of the meeting held at Rockdale Temple’s chapel June 23. Schwartz thanked the board for providing direction and strategy, a clear mission, scope and a voice to others in the community. She thanked the staff that continues to amaze her. “In 2010, Jewish Family Service strengthened 3,954 individual lives. Those are unduplicated numbers. Clients may have been helped more than one time and by more than one part of the agency, but we only count them once no matter how many staff hours were required to meet their needs,” she said. More than 75 percent of the almost 4,000 lives touched by JFS receive ongoing and intense services. “We rock. But we don’t roll. We don’t do enough. We have the will, the knowhow, the innovation and motivation ... but not enough capacity to roll.” Jewish Family Service Board President Michael Schwartz opened the meeting with a review of the strategic planning being explored in Aging and Caregiver Services, Family Life Education, and Vital Services.
Jewish Family Services hoping to get on a roll
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