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A man of the World

While most people watched World Cup games in South Africa from their living rooms, Miami Township Assistant Fire Chief Daniel Mack was on the streets of Johannesburg helping emergency services. Mack spent two weeks riding along with the Johannesburg Fire Department, responding to everything from medical emergencies and to car crashes. SEE LIFE, B1

Silver and gold

Moeller High School alumni, parents, friends and community members got the party started July 24 with a bash that included the Cincinnati Pops and Rozzi fireworks which began a yearlong 50th anniversary celebration. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

School’s in: Slow down

Loveland police will be monitoring and enforcing speed violations around Loveland City Schools and St. Columban School when both open next Tuesday, Aug. 24. They will be concentrating on school zones and stop signs in neighborhoods near schools. High visibility patrols will continue through the first week of school. There will be pole mounted radar in the school zones.

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Fire Collaborative gets national recognition By Kelly McBride

A collaborative effort by several fire chiefs to enhance safety for firefighters and residents while keeping costs under control has been recognized as a leader nationally. The Northeast Fire Collaborative is among seven finalists for the 2010 International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire Service Award for Excellence. The award recognizes innovations and achievements in managing resources to reduce the loss of life and property from fire and other emergencies. The four chiefs: Sharonville’s Ralph Hammonds, Blue Ash’s Rick Brown, Sycamore Township’s William Jetter and LovelandSymmes’ Otto Huber will be honored during the awards presentation in Chicago Aug. 27. The Mason Fire Department, led by Chief John Moore, joined the collaborative in 2009. “Today, with the economy we’re in, and shrinking budgets, we have to look at smarter ways of providing services to our residents,” Huber said. The creation of the collaborative was explained in the nomination submitted by Hammonds. “In 2008, the economic conditions dictated that departments look for better ways to fund and staff departments nationally,” he wrote. “There were several common issues brought to the table, including staffing, fire ground safety and fire ground management. “The focus shifted to other operational areas, and how we could act as one agency and yet maintain our own identity. Working collaboratively, the depart-


The Northeast Fire Collaborative, led by Sharonville’s Ralph Hammonds, Blue Ash’s Rick Brown; Sycamore Township’s William Jetter, LovelandSymmes’ Otto Huber and Mason’s John Moore, is among seven finalists for the 2010 International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire Service Award for Excellence. From left: Bruck Hawk (Loveland Symmes), Ann Burrell (Blue Ash), Wes Dendler (Loveland Symmes), Brad Niehaus, Blue Ash), Josh Galvin (Sycamore Township), Jayson Robertson (Sharonville), Walter Cook (Sycamore Township), John Eadicicco (Loveland Symmes), Mike Morrison (Sharonville) and Jeff Vaughn (Sharonville). ments were able to establish the common ground of philosophy, response, fire ground operations and being fiscally responsible.” The unique characteristic of the collaborative, Hammonds wrote, was its ability to provide an improved service model with less cost on a voluntary basis, without further regulatory action. “We wanted to improve the safety of the firefighter and be as fiscally responsible in operating our fire departments as possible,” Hammonds said. “Through the collaborative and mutual aid, we can meet the national standards by being able to buy as a larger group, which helps drive the cost of operations down,” he said.

Who is involved

Members of the Northeast Fire Collaborative: Blue Ash Loveland-Symmes Mason Sharonville Sycamore Township “What we’re doing is effective,” Jetter said. “We have saved money on gear and supplies, and work together on training. “We are looking at small tangible items that add up in your budget,” he said. “In today’s environment and economy, the Northeast Fire Collaborative was proactive in sharing resources and working togeth-

er to enhance firefighter safety and fire protection services while being as fiscally responsible with the taxpayers’ money as possible,” Brown said. “Our big thing is the risk management part,” Jetter said. “Firefighters are at more risk than they have ever been.” “On a daily basis we want to make sure our firefighters are safe, and having appropriate staff and training keeps our firefighters safe,” Huber said. Though the departments work together in purchasing and training, each remains independent. “It’s a great feeling to be recognized for the work we put in to make the fire collaborative work,” Brown said.

Miami Township sees some black ink

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Miami Township has brought in more revenue and spent less money than expected so far this year. Fiscal Officer Eric Ferry said the township budgeted for $23 million in revenue, but has collected more than $13 million since January and is on track to exceed $23 million by the end of the year. The number of foreclosures in the township has not been as high as Ferry expected, which has had a positive impact on the budget, he said. “This time last year, we were right where we thought we’d be,




but sometimes revenues can come in a little ahead of schedule,” he said. Ferry and the trustees took the rocky economy into consideration when putting together this year’s budget. “I’m pleasantly surprised,” he said. “Basically, what we did was forecast revenues and expenses almost flat from last year. We didn’t really want to paint a rosy picture of any kind so we said ‘Let’s budget flat and see what happens.’” Their work paid off and now the township will have more carryover funds at the end of the year.


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August 18, 2010

Symmes trustees endorse money-saving electric program By Amanda Hopkins

residents the option to save 18 percent or lock in a 6.19 cents per kilowatt hour fixed Bryant rate. This would give residents a savings before the electric aggregation starts. Paul Smith from Duke

In the next few weeks, Symmes Township residents will get a letter to offer them a discount on their electric bill. Symmes Township Board of Trustees approved an electric endorsement program with Duke Energy Retail Sales that would give

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More cost savings

Symmes Township Board of Trustees approved an electric endorsement program with Duke Energy Retail Sales that would give residents the option to save 18 percent or lock in a 6.19 cents per kilowatt hour fixed rate. This would give residents a savings before the electric aggregation starts. Symmes Township is also finalizing the gas aggregation program with Integrys. Officials from Integrys said that residents could start to save on the gas bill as early as their October bill. Energy Retail Sales said it is an opt-in program and that residents who choose the program will receive a “peace of mind” guarantee that if other communities are offered lower prices at a later date, the low price will also be available to Symmes residents. Symmes Township Trustee Ken Bryant also negotiated with Smith that the township will send a cover letter to

show their approval of the program along with Duke Retail’s letter. “We want the best for our residents,” said Bryant. “We want (residents) to do the calculations and make their own decisions.” Residents can sign up for the program through Duke Retail’s website. Electric aggregation will be decided on at a later meeting.

Miami Township “We’re going to continue to stick to the budget,” Ferry said. “If the revenues continue to exceed expectations, there will be more carryover at the end of the year unless the trustees decide to do something at the last minute, which I doubt.” Township Administrator Larry Fronk said the trustees and township officials know how important it is to limit spending. “Miami Township has historically been conservative in terms of its budget-

ing and ensuring we have sufficient reserves just in case the worst occurs,” he said. Aside from paying close attention to expenses, Fronk also said the township is in better financial shape than some government entities because of how its revenue stream is structured. “Property taxes are our major revenue source and communities that rely on sales or income taxes tend to be suffering more than those communities that rely

Symmes board meets

The Symmes Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, for the purpose of discussing the Rozzi park property project and gas aggregation. The meeting will be held at the township administration building at 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Any questions, contact township administration at 683-6644.

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Citizens academy

Once again the Loveland Police Division is preparing for the annual Citizens Police Academy this fall. Class begins Wednesday, Sept. 8, and concludes Wednesday, Nov. 10. This 10week course will be at the Loveland Safety Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30. Classes include: K-9 demonstration, domestic violence, investigations, firearms safety and training on the department’s Justified Use of Force Simulator. Participants will also tour the Hamilton County Justice Center. The class is free and open to those who live or work in the Loveland area. Those who are interested can call Officer Chad Caudell 5833000 or e mail

Continued from A1 on property taxes right now,” he said. Though revenue is up, township expenses are up 1 percent from last year, but Ferry said that’s nothing to worry about. “Expenses this year versus last year are practically flat,” he said. “Our expenses are up 1 percent this year over last and that’s pretty incredible when you’re talking about $25 million or $26 million. That’s nothing.” Ferry also said department heads and the trustees

have been working to cut everyday expenses as well as larger expenses, like travel. “ ... unless there’s some kind of grant, we really don’t travel much,” he said. “In general, there’s been overall budget tightening. Every department head has done an excellent job of trying to make the dollars stretch.” The next Miami Township meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive.

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August 18, 2010


Buckwheat sidewalk paves way for other projects By Mary Dannemiller

Mulberry Elementary School students have another safe way to reach school this fall: Walking. Construction on a new sidewalk from the school to Linden Creek Drive and from Deblin Drive to Community Park is complete, said Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk. The project was made possible by a Transportation Enhancement Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation, said Assistant Township Administrator Jeff Wright. “This money is available for projects that encourage alternative means of travel within a community,” he said. Wright said ODOT


This is a portion of the recently completed sidewalk along Buckwheat Road in Miami Township. entered into a contract with R.A. Miller Construction Co. for about $133,000 and the township’s match was about $26,000. “Work was on schedule and they did a very good job,” Fronk said. “They were able to put the side-

walk in without tearing up a lot of the grass within the work area.” Construction began earlier this summer and did not cause any traffic problems, Fronk said. “Traffic was not an issue, there were no complaints

about traffic,” he said. “I believe all the residents in the area are pleased with the sidewalks. I’ve seen people using them since they’ve been completed so that’s very good to see.” Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley Wolff has been working with Fronk for several years to get the sidewalk project started and was happy to have this portion finished. “I think the hardest part about doing any project with government funding is that you’re always at the mercy of when that funding becomes available,” she said. “It takes a lot of patience and persistence to get the sidewalks and we had a lot of people for a lot

of years working to make this happen. It looks like it happened overnight, but it was a lot of hard work done by a lot of people.” Both Fronk and Wolff said they’ve enjoyed working with residents to find where they wanted sidewalks in the township. “There’s a grassroots effort in Miami Township to have sidewalks constructed,” Fronk said. “It’s kind of a bottom up type of effort, which I love because the residents really want them and I have a board of trustees who are committed to building sidewalks. We’re trying to do what residents would like us to do.” Now the trustees and

administrator will turn their focus to building sidewalks in other areas of the township. There are already four projects planned for 2011 and 2012, Fronk said. Residents can expect sidewalks on WolfpenPleasant Hill Road and Business Ohio 28. Sidewalks are also planned for a portion of Branch Hill Guinea Pike from Glen Echo to Ohio 28 and on Ohio 28 from Woods Point to Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Fronk said. “This is just the beginning,” Wolff said. “Our priorities are going to be places where we can link schools. It’s healthier for them to walk to school, I just want them to get there safely.”

Children services renewal levy placed on ballot By John Seney

Voters in November will have the opportunity to approve a Children Services renewal levy that will not raise taxes. The Clermont County commissioners July 28 approved placing the 0.80mill levy on the Nov. 2 election ballot. If approved, the levy would be collected beginning in 2012 and last through 2016. Michael Pride, director of

the Department of Job and Family Services, said the levy “will not raises taxes, but continue the care of children in Clermont County.” “It’s desperately needed,” he said. Pride said about 300 to 325 are children in the department’s custody at any one time. The levy money does not pay for operational costs, such as salaries, but goes directly to services for children, he said. “The citizens of Clermont County have been good to

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August 18, 2010

Dinner honors women who fought for voting rights By Kellie Geist


Montgomery Family Medicine is up and running along with the Melting Pot restaurant at Cornell Crossing. Symmes Township granted a 10-year, 50-percent tax abatement to the property owners for the renovation of the complex. There are still open spaces for retail.

Cornell Crossing update complete By Amanda Hopkins

After earning the approval for a 50 percent tax abatement for 10 years from Symmes Township last year, renovation on Cornell Crossing is complete. Steve Schmidlin, president of Unit Building Services – the contractor for the Cornell Crossing project –


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said the newest tenant Montgomery Family Medicine opened Aug. 2. The Melting Pot, Matrix and Edward Jones remained open during the remodeling and construction. Schmidlin said there are still three tenant spaces open. One is 5,000 square feet second floor space. The other two are on the first floor, one with aout 1,00 square feet and the other with about 2,300 square feet. He said there are several prospective tenants. “We’re hoping to be leased up by year’s end,” Schmidlin said.

Signed and approved

Cornell Crossing is one of four businesses that were approved for a 50 percent tax abatement over 10 years. AMS Construction at 10670 Montgomery Road, Grand Sands at 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road and All About Kids at 11210 Montgomery Road were all approved for the incentive offered to prospective township businesses that are moving or expanding in the township. The approval for the abatement includes adding Symmes Township to both the address and signage and the businesses cannot be annexed during the abatement As part of the agreement with Symmes Township for the tax abatement approval, the township’s name is included in both the address and signage at Cornell Crossing. The property also cannot be annexed by any

adjacent community during the 10-year abatement period. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Friday, Aug. 13, at Cornell Crossing to celebrate the completion of the project.

County approves grants

.By John Seney

The Clermont County commissioners May 26 approved $765,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Applications from com-

munities and government agencies for the federal funds totaled more than $2.5 million. These applicants were selected to receive the funds: • Clermont County, $175,000 for the installa-


tion of 10 warning sirens throughout the county. • Clermont County Board of Health, $100,000 for sewage facility improvement. • Clermont County Fair Housing, $38,250 for advertising and public information programs. • Clermont County administration, $114,750 for salaries and other costs of administering the grants. • Felicity, $80,000 for sidewalk improvement. • Goshen Township, $105,000 for a stormwater drainage project. • Jackson Township, $83,000 for a park shelter. • Milford, $35,000 for park and recreational facilities. • Ohio Township, $32,000 for park and recreational facilities.

Ninety years ago, after 70 years of documented struggle, women cast their first votes. It’s that fight for equality that the Clermont County League of Women Voters are celebrating this year. The Clermont County League of Women Voters will host the annual 14th Suffragist Event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Receptions Eastgate. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. After dinner, league members will present the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award. The keynote speaker will be Brown County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Margaret Clark and the event emcee will be retired Clermont County judge and attorney Priscilla O’Donnell. Cyn Macke, publicity chair for the league, said the dinner is a way of honoring the passage of the 19th amendment while promoting the league’s mission and recognizing great women in the county. The battle for suffrage shouldn’t be forgotten, Macke said. By the mid-1800s, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied and practiced civil disobedience in the fight for suffrage while more extreme supporters used parades, silent vigils, and hunger strikes, according to the National Archives online. Giving women the right to vote, which would be the 19th amendment, was considered a radical change to the Constitution and some men threatened to leave their wives if they voted in the presidential election of 1920, the archives said. However, the 19th amendment became law Aug. 26, 1920, and millions of women hit the polls in the November presidential election. Here in Clermont County, Orpha Gatch was 28 in 1920. After graduating from

Smith College and spending a few years as a teacher, Orpha served in World War I. “During the war she went overseas as a Red Cross canteen girl. That’s where she met my grandfather, she was a diehard romantic,” said Cathy Gatch, Orpha’s granddaughter. Later Orpha was the first woman to be elected to the Milford Exempted Village School District Board of Education and was an active member of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society, the Clermont County Public Library, the Milford Methodist Church and the Clermont County League of Women Voters. “She is remembered for so many things. When I came around it was long after suffrage, but she always believed in being an informed voter,” Cathy said. Women like Orpha Gatch paved the way for the strong women of today. To honor her, the league presents the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award each year. This year’s nominees are Judith Adams, Alice Ballard, Melissa Fossier, Nancy Haines and Karen Huff. League member Jane Sonenshein went through this year’s nominations to select the official nominees for the award. “I’m was really pleased with this year’s nominees. I always find it surprising to see all the things women do in our community,” she said. Sonenshein said she wanted to thank the community for helping the league with nominations. “We really depend on the community to send us names. There is a lot of great volunteer work going on throughout Clermont County,” she said. The Suffragist Event is open to the public, but reservations are required. A single reservation is $35 and a table reservation is $350. For reservation information, contact Cyn Macke at 553-7349 or e-mail her at


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August 18, 2010


Rozzi park construction in holding pattern

Wetlands on the Rozzi property could hold up construction for the new park on the Lebanon Road site. Symmes Township Administrator Gerald Beckman said construction has been held up on the park while plans have been adjusted to move playground equipment and part of a shelter from the category two wetland in the northern part of the property.

Beckman said the decision was made to move the equipment and shelter off of the wetland because state law requires a muncipality to buy an equivalent amount of Beckman wetland property within Hamilton County if something is built on an existing wetland. Beckman said Turner Construction and Coppage Construction are

in the process of determining if blacktop work on the roads and parking lots can be completed before the Cincinnati Flower Show in April and if it will cost the township more money to have the work completed. “They’re evaluating the plans to make sure changes don’t affect the budget too much,” Beckman said. It is planned for Rozzi property to be used as a parking area for the flower show that is held at the adjacent Symmes Park.

Beckman said it is possible Coppage Construction, which is doing the blacktop work, may want to charge more for overtime if it is going to finish the work before April after the three-week delay. A board of trustees special meeting has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, where the trustees will learn more on whether costs would be increased to finish the construction on time. The meeting agenda will also include an update on gas aggregation.

A category 2 wetland area on the Rozzi Park property has delayed construction.

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Scott Rumsey, a 14-year-old Moeller High School student from Loveland, uses a coconut to demonstrate how a head can be damaged in a motorcycle crash without the use of a helmet.

Student demonstrates importance of helmets

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum officials have issued a “Call to Artists.” In celebration of the museum’s 35th anniversary this year, officials are hosting a juried art exhibit of original artwork based on selected photographs by Nancy Ford Cones (1869 to 1962). Cones is a Loveland native who won second place in an Eastman Kodak contest in 1905 and went on to become an internationally known photographer. “She often used local people and scenes in her

pictorial photographs, thus documenting early Ohio country life while satisfying an international taste for provincial romantic images,” said a press release issued by museum officials. “Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and other camera manufacturers purchased her rural scenes for major advertising campaigns; many of her photographs appeared on magazine covers such as Country Life in America and Women’s Home Companion.” Participating artists must be at least 18 years old to enter the contest in Loveland and may work in any medium. There are size restrictions on entries.

and $75, respectively. Entries will be on display at the museum from Saturday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 3. Museum officials say contest artwork must be inspired by any of these six Cones photographs: “Rustic Bridge,” “Stolen Porridge,” “Little Miami River in Winter,” “Hollyhocks,” “Mending the Net” and “Calling the Fairy Man.”

Entry forms are due by Friday, Aug. 20, and entries must be submitted by Sunday, Sept. 12. Forms are available at the museum at 201 Riverside Drive in Loveland. Participants may enter up to three submissions at a cost of $10 per entry. Twelve prizes will be awarded, with the top winner getting $300 and the following three $200, $150

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When Scott Rumsey, a 14-year-old from Loveland, races go-karts he wears a helmet and takes all the appropriate safety precautions. He knows the importance of a good helmet in his sport, but is concerned about the safety of motorcycle riders who don’t wear helmets. “I see too many people riding down the road with no helmet, or with a helmet hanging down the side,” Rumsey said. The Moeller High School freshman put together a demonstration which he presented at the July 15 meeting of the Clermont County Safe Communities Coalition. The demonstration involves dropping a weight down a tube onto a coconut representing the rider’s head. Without protection, the coconut cracks open. With a helmet over the coconut, no damage is done. Rumsey said he put together the demonstration because he and his father, Steve Rumsey, both race go-karts, and his father has been involved in several accidents in which the helmet protected him. “I do it for others,” Scott said. Lt. Randy McElfresh, Batavia post commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said Rumsey did a nice job on the demonstration and encouraged him to “keep doing what you’re doing.” “If you just affect a handful of people, it will definitely make a difference,” he said. Joe Liotta, who teaches a driver safety course for the AARP, said “I don’t know why Ohio doesn’t have a helmet law.” In Ohio, wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle only is required for people under the age of 18.

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August 18, 2010

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A word about the sponsors


A crowd gathers to listen to the Cincinnati Pops perform at the Moeller High School 50th anniversary kickoff celebration July 24 at the high school.


Brother Bob Flaherty, left, and former Moeller football coach Gerry Faust, both honorary chairs for Moeller High School 50th anniversary kickoff celebration on July 24, wait for their turn on stage.

Moeller High School advancement director Debbie Geiger said much of the success of the 50th anniversary kickoff celebration can be attributed to the many sponsors who helped finance the event. Curt Curran and the Stratus Group provided complimentary banners, signs and invitations to 3,000 people for the event. The Marriott Northeast provided a VIP dinner to the top donors, sponsors and special guests. The “Taste of Moeller” food booths at the celebration included food from Stonecreek Dining Company, Graeter’s, Montgomery Inn, Italianette Pizza, Great American Cafe and Vonderhaar Catering. Gerry Faust and Brother Bob Flaherty served as honorary chairs. Bruce and Pat Buckley served as the event chairpersons.

Moeller kicks off yearlong celebration By Amanda Hopkins

Moeller High School alumni, parents, friends and community members got the party started July 24 with a bash that included the Cincinnati Pops and Rozzi fireworks which began a yearlong 50th anniversary celebration. “It may have been one of the best Moeller events that I have ever attended,” said Mike Cameron, a retired Moeller teacher and baseball coach who was with the school for 40 years. “It brought a cross section of alumni, past and present parents along with supporters of Moeller together for a great evening.” The celebration also featured the Moeller men’s choir who performed both the school’s alma mater and fight song with the Cincinnati Pops. Advancement Director Debbie Geiger said around 2,500 attended the kick-off celebration “Even though it was the hottest day of the year, everyone came out to celebrate,” Geiger said. Geiger’s main project for her first year in the advancement director position was organizing Saturday’s festivities. The mother of two Moeller alums said she was able to pull off a successful event

Upcoming events

Moeller High School in Kenwood will celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout the upcoming school year. Here is a list of upcoming events for the school’s 50th year: Sunday, Sept. 12 – 50th anniversary combined school Mass at the St. Peter in Chains Cathedral with Moeller, La Salle and McAuley high schools Monday, Oct. 4 – Moeller Crusader Classic golf outing Thursday, Oct. 7 – 50th anniversary student Mass celebration Friday, Oct. 8 – Homecoming football game vs. Elder Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9 – alumni reunions Sunday, Dec. 5 – Family Mass Wednesday, Jan. 15 – Founder’s Day February – Sports Stag Saturday, April 9 – 50th anniversary celebration gala for the Main Event fundraiser Friday, April 15 – Closing Mass at Moeller May – Moeller Day at the Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ball Park because of the hundreds of volunteers, the sponsors who helped finance the event and because she is passionate about the school who gave her two sons a good education.


The Moeller High School men’s choir sang the school alma mater and fight song with the Cincinnati Pops at Moeller High School 50th anniversary kickoff celebration on July 24 at the high school. “I wanted to give back to Moeller for what Moeller has given to my sons,” Geiger said. Geiger said there are several

more events planned to celebrate 50 years, including a joint Mass with McAuley and La Salle high schools who are also celebrating

the golden anniversary. The Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral.

Ursuline students go to Germany for academic exchange A group of Ursuline Academy students spent nearly three weeks this summer in Aachen, Germany as part of their Academic Exchange with that country. While there, they stayed with German families whose daughters had visited Ursuline earlier in the school year and stayed with Ursuline student-families. Accompanied by German teacher Lynda Hoffman-Jeep and English teacher Shauna Whelan, the students attended classes at the Sister School, visited numerous sites in Aachen including the Cathedral which was designed in part by Charlemagne, the Technical University, and several cultural attractions such as a bakery where they were introduced to the Aachen cookie specialty by a master baker. Many also traveled to the Netherlands and Belgium, where they stayed at a youth hostel and visited such sites as the Jewish Museum designed by American architect Daniel Libeskind. The group also took a boat tour of the city, went to the opera and ballet, visited historical monuments, saw the Berlin Wall and the capital building, the Berlin Zoo and did some shopping and dining. Another highlight was a visit to Cologne and St. Ursula Church (St. Ursula is the patron saint of that city).


Ursuline Academy students at the site of the Berlin Wall, from left: Morgan Holliday (Lebanon), Kelly Maloney (Montgmery), Molly McShane (Mason), Kara Trusty (45241), Megan Valerio (45224 – in front of Kara Trusty), Allison Purdy (Deer Park), Annalee Gordon (Hamilton), Ashley Raabe (Forest Hills), Katie Korneffel (Milford) and Erin Donnelly (Maineville). “UA’s German Academic Exchange is part of the German American Partnership Program (GAPP which was started in the 70s to encourage high school exchanges between the USA and Germany. The program is funded in part by the Congress of the United States and the German Congress. The goals are to strengthen relations between the USA and Germany, to gain a deeper understanding of Germany’s place within the European union and the world, to gain an understanding of German culture and history, and to improve the students’ German,” Hoffman-

Jeepsaid. She added, “A goal is to gain an understanding for what cultural fluency might mean in the German setting and then apply these insights or this template to other international experiences. UA students will be competing for jobs internationally and will also necessarily work in international settings; many of their parents are engaged internationally now and value this opportunity for their daughters. An academic exchange is an effort to prepare UA students for professional (and perhaps personal) life in the 21st century.” Senior Megan Valerio said that

she learned a lot about our culture and how the Germans are more conscious about saving energy and caring for our planet than Americans. She explained that most people ride buses, trains and bikes everywhere because it is safe, reliable and easier than a car. They also take fast showers and don’t turn their lights on often because they just use natural light. Another observation was that German people eat bread with almost every meal and consequently there are many bakeries (in addition to ice cream shops) in Aachen.

“I loved my experience in Germany and I am planning on going back to visit my host family. Everything felt more simple there. Germany has so much history, the buildings are old and beautiful, and they have cobblestone streets. It felt like a dream when I was there.” Whelan agreed that the exchange was beneficial on many levels. “ I found the trip to be an overwhelming learning experience for both myself and the students. One major thing I learned is how important it is for us as Americans to broaden our worldview, as Germans and Europeans are well ahead of us in understanding and learning about other cultures. The small and large differences between our culture and German culture allowed us to recognize that there is not one ‘right’ way to go about life. We had the opportunity to walk or take public transportation to almost all of our daily commitments. We saw in action the German people’s commitment to learning about other languages and countries, much more than we do in American culture. The German’s deep respect for history was reflected not only in their preservation of buildings but also in their preservation of memories and stories.”


Loveland Herald

August 18, 2010

HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | Editor Melanie Laughman | | 248-7573


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Talented Loveland soccer ready to roll

By Mark Chalifoux

Loveland High School girls’ soccer head coach Todd Kelly is excited to get the season started and it’s clear why. The Tigers have a nice mix of talent and experience and should be one of the teams to beat in the newly realigned FAVC. “I expect to be extremely competitive,” Kelly said. “We’ve got some very young but very talented players, and we have a good amount of returning lettermen.” Kelly said the 2010 Tigers, on paper, are one of the most talented teams he’s had in his 16 years at Loveland. The team will be led by senior Autumn Oakes, an all-city player who Kelly described as a player with “tremendous skill and a whole lot of speed.” Loveland also returns Kelsey McGohan, who Kelly described as a “small but mighty” player.

Another player to watch is senior Madeline Vance, who missed most of the past two seasons due to injury, but Kelly said she’s eager to make up for lost time. “She has a tremendous amount of skill and is hungry from missing the last two years and that’s a dangerous combination,” he said. “She’s been great all summer and is doing everything she can to make up for the lost time.” Kelly said while those three players will be standouts, he could easily name 10 more players who will be key for Loveland this season. “I believe we have a chance to be that good,” Kelly said. Kelly said the team’s overall health will play a factor in how well the Tigers live up to their talent level. “The 2006 team was one of the best teams I ever coach, but that team was derailed with a host of injuries at the end of the season,” he said. “If we stay healthy, I like our chances to win the league and

Other teams to watch • The Ursuline Academy soccer team should be strong in 2009 as the Lions return six players from the 2009 team that went 11-5-1 and finished second in the GGCL. Ursuline's returners are junior goalkeeper Erika Wolfer, seniors Gabby Hausfeld, Brynne Kelly, Katie Ford, Alexa Fiehrer and sophomore Michele Christy. Two promising newcomers to watch will be juniors Morgan Geiger and Lana Bonekemper. Head coach Colleen Dehring, in her 13th season as head coach, said the team has “great chemistry, great skill and an experienced defense.” potentially a district title. We have the depth to overcome a few injuries we wouldn’t have been able to in the past but injuries can slow even the best teams.” Kelly said he does like the realignment of the FAVC because it adds more competitive teams to the mix.

• The Mount Notre Dame soccer team is considered by GGCL coaches to be one of the teams to beat in the confeence in 2010. The Cougars will be led by a pair of players who earned all-GGCL nods in 2009, Sally Beiting and Rose Lavelle. Lavelle was seventh in the conference in scoring in 2009 as a freshman, totaling 29 points for MND. Sam Shoemaker was one of the conference leaders in shutouts in her freshman year as a goalkeeper in 2009. The Cougars will be looking to improve on an 8-6-4 record in 2009. “With five league games if we lost one we had almost no chance to win the league but with eight good, competitive teams, we could have a team with a loss or two win the league,” he said. “Most importantly, playing good teams will help us get better. We have no gimmies on our schedule and I

design it that way. That makes you mentally tough and prepared for the tournament.” Loveland also has tough nonleague games against Ursuline, Lakota West and Sycamore. Milford and Anderson will be two of the teams to beat in the FAVC. Per usual, the Tigers’ schedule is not an easy one. Loveland played 12 teams in 2009 that were ranked in the top 10 in the city at some point in the season. Kelly said he’s ready to get the season started. His girls are already in good shape, thanks to a conditioning program he would put against any in the city. “These kids will be physically fit and extremely fast. We have a lot of team speed,” he said. “They are one of my most talented teams so it will be exciting for people to see what these kids can do with the ball.” Loveland opens the season at home Saturday, Aug. 28, against Lebanon.

BRIEFLY First glance at fall sports

The Loveland Herald is taking a look at fall sports by putting the spotlight on high school teams as a first glance at the season, with more coverage to come on other schools. Expect to see all-inclusive football coverage on Aug. 25.

This week in Mount Notre Dame sports PROVIDED

Bitten by baseball

The 16U FCA Cincinnati Sharks celebrate winning the 16U Matt Maupin Memorial Tournament, going 6-1 overall and avenging an earlier defeat to Kinect Nationals-Cincinnati in the final 5-3. The Sharks went 3-0 to win the tournament led by three Homeruns by Parker Roe (CHCA) and outstanding pitching from Sam Timmerman (Loveland High School), Aaron Wright (Clermont Northeastern High School), and Brian Schlagheck (McNicholas High School). Additional players with key contributions included: David Morton (Turpin High School), Jack Garrett (Milford High School), and Eric Coleman (Goshen High School). The Sharks are 26-9 on the year. In front, from left, are Eric Coleman, Reeve Hoover, Jack Garrett, Joe Timmerman, Marcus Otte and Alex Gilkerson. In back are Alex Holman, Aaron Wright, Brian Schlagheck, Dan Rotella, David Morton, Ben Glischinski, Sam Timmerman, Parker Roe and Michael Schmitz. Not pictured are Luke Woodard and Cole Gauch.

CHCA boys feature talent, experience By Mark Chalifoux

This week in Loveland sports

• The boys’ golf team finished ninth with a 338 in the Princeton Invitational, Aug. 10. Loveland’s Thomas Rooney shot a 74. The boys’ team also finished eighth with a 335 in the Anderson Invitational at Legendary Run, Aug. 12. • The girls’ golf team shot a 207 to beat Anderson’s 235, Aug. 11. Loveland’s Julie Griffin shot 11 over par 47 on the front nine at Oasis.

This week in Moeller sports

The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy boys’ soccer team should have a good team in 2010 as the Eagles roster is loaded with talented returning players. The Eagles do start the season with a few injury problems as two of the better players for CHCA, Craig McGinlay and Brian Bernet, will miss the start of the season due to injury. Neither is expected to miss considerable playing time. “If we can get healthy we should have a pretty good year,” CHCA head coach George Stinson said. “We have a mature group coming back.” That group will be led by senior midfielder and team captain Andrew Amend. “He’s a touch tackler and works incredibly hard and has one of the highest work rates on the team,” Stinson said. Jack McIver will be another standout for CHCA. “He’s a very athletic midfielder with great ball skills,” Stinson said. Jeremy Smith, a talented defender, will run the defense. Junior Peter Riewald is a

• The golf team beat Indian Hill 178-194, Aug. 12.

• The boys’ golf team placed second with a 286 in the Westerville Central Invita-

tional, Aug. 12. Moeller’s Andrew Dorn shot six under par 66 at The Lakes. The golf team also placed second with a 300 in the Anderson Invitational, Aug. 12. Moeller’s Mason Eckley shot a 72.

This week in CHCA sports

• The boys’ golf team placed fifth with a 365 in the MVC Players Championship at Miami Whitewater, Aug. 10.

Free fishing day

The Hamilton County Park District will offer a free fishing day at Lake Isabella Monday, Aug. 30. Anglers may fish from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at no charge. Visitors are asked to stop by the boathouse to pick up their free fishing ticket before they start to fish. Lake Isabella offers a 28acre fishing lake with an outdoor fishing pier and a fullservice boathouse with tackle and bait specials. Rowboats are also available for rental. Lake Isabella is located at 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road in Loveland. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. Call the boathouse at 7911663 or visit

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts


Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s Andrew Amend battles against Seven Hills. Amend will be one of the top players for CHCA in 2010.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s Craig McGinlay lines up for a shot and a goal in the first half against Bishop Fenwick in 2009. McGinlay will be one of the top players for the Eagles when he returns from injury.

“The fact is we have nine players on the team who play really, really high-level club soccer,” Stinson said. “We also have a good number of juniors and seniors but there’s a lot that goes into a lengthy tournament run. The team I coached with the best record only made it to the district finals so tournament success has a lot to do with match-ups as well.” CHCA plays a difficult schedule, including a tough

MVC slate and games against Columbus Bishop Watterson Mariemont, Wyoming, Springfield Catholic Central and Dayton Christian. Stinson said he’s ready to get the 2010 season started. “It’s nice to get the season started,” he said. “We still need to figure out the pieces a bit as we have guys playing in different spots. We’ll learn a lot early on because our first four games are very tough.”


forward Stinson described as “really active and productive and a good scorer.” McGinlay is another key player for CHCA as the everything runs through the junior midfielder, according to Stinson. Junior Jacob Marsh is one of the fastest kids on the team and is another talented returning player for the Eagles. Stinson said the 2010 Eagles, when healthy, would be among the top teams he’s had at CHCA.

The Force 16U baseball team is looking for five players for the 2011 season. The Force is a four-year AABC Baseball Club that plays both National and American teams in the SWOL league. The team’s home field is on Round Bottom Road, Milford; they also play several games out of Talawanda High School. The Force will try for three major tournaments in the 2011 season: the Buckeye Elite, Black Swamp Invitational and a World Series. Several smaller tournaments may also be played. Head coach Steve Marshall has 15 years coaching high-school-age kids. He also heads up the Champion Baseball High School Elite Fall Ball League with Mike Bricker. This league is played in the Fall and Showcases the Top Varsity players in the Tristate to more than 60 colleges and scouts. A total 20-30 boys get college scholarships through this program alone. Assistant coach Michael Heck played four years of college baseball where he set several hitting records as well as got the MVP award his senior year of college. Assistant coach Jeff Cobb pitched at Xavier University until suffering an arm injury. The team’s goal is to compete and improve all players to have the level of

play it takes for high school baseball and beyond. Call Marshall at 200-9346 or e-mail

Baseball tryouts

The 2011 Cincy Rays baseball team is conducting open tryouts from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, at Glen Este High School, 4342 Glen EsteWithamsville Road. The Rays will be lead by a nonparent head coach, play in the American-East Division of the SWOL, and play an estimated 50-plus games including five-plus tournaments. The team is looking for all positions (pitching and catchers experience always a plus). Players are encouraged to look for a summer team after their high school season is completed to tryout. Players cannot turn 15 before May 01, 2011. The team’s 2010 achievements are: • AL Sub-Regional: Champions • AL Regional Championship: Fourth place • Spring Season Challenge: Third place • 21-Gun Salute: Fourth place For more information and/or a private tryout, contact Brad Kramer at, or 319-5175; or Tom Burbage at, or 383-3579.


Loveland Herald

August 18, 2010

Sports & recreation

St. Ursula golf looks strong for ’10

By Mark Chalifoux

The St. Ursula Academy golf team was one of the best Division I teams in the state in 2009 and not much will change this fall. “I think we should be good,” head coach Mark Hannahan said. “We return

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three of the girls who played in the state tournament for us last year so we have some good, experienced players.” Leading the way for the Bulldogs is senior Katie Wooliver (Anderson Township), who had a 39.33 average in 2009. Ellen Reinhold (Loveland) is another senior standout who averaged a 40.9 in 2009. Junior Madeline Meiners (Evendale) is the third returning state player, as the junior averaged a 41 in 2009. The varsity team returns two more strong players in senior Emily Nimrock (Loveland) and junior Chloe Williams (Indian Hill). “They have the potential to be one of the best teams St. Ursula has ever had,” Hannahan said. “All five of those girls are very competitive and talented. All the girls have worked hard in the offseason and played in a lot of tournaments so there’s no reason to doubt that they can be just as good as the team last year.” The Bulldogs finished third in the state in 2009, one stroke behind secondplace finisher Lakota West.

Mason was the 2009 state champion. “Both of those teams return a lot of the players who helped them accomplish those feats,” Hannahan said. “I know Ursuline will be strong this year and that Sycamore has a very good team as well.” He said the key for the Bulldogs would be in the mental part of the game. “All of these girls have good golf swings and have worked hard on their games for many years. They are all capable of shooting in the mid-to-low 70s on any course on any given day so the focus and mental toughness is what’s important,” Hannahan said. Hannahan also said he’s looking forward to the start of the 2010 golf season. “We have a great group of girls who get along and have fun together. It’s an honor and a pleasure to coach them,” he said. “They play good golf but also know how to relax and have fun, because it is a game after all. It’s a great group of parents as well and I’m very excited and looking forward to the start of the season eagerly.”

City champs


The St. Gertrude eighth-grade boys celebrate winning the CYO Division I Baseball Championship, May 30 defeating St. Veronica 6-4. The Bulldogs have won the Championship two years in a row. Team members are Jamie Rieger of Montgomery, Steven Koesterman of Montgomery, Matt Ballweg of Madeira, Zak Handel of Madeira, Ryan Gallenstein of Madeira, Max Suddendorf of Symmes Township, Nicholas Geraci of Kenwood, Andrew Racadio of Madeira, Jared Beitman of Loveland, R. J. Bradley of Loveland, Gage Goodwin of Milford, Sam Holtmeier of Madeira. Coaches are Steve Koesterman, head coach; coaches Dave Ballweg, John Ricadio and Paul Rieger and team scorekeeper is Leslie Miller.

Fox brings back game of week Fox Sports Ohio will bring Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky high school football action home to fans with a schedule of nine exclusive, local games on evenings this fall in the return of the Emmy-award-winning High School Football Game of the Week. The season will open with the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown doubleheader on Thursday, Aug. 26, when the Loveland Tigers take on the Turpin Spartans at Mason High School at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Edgewood Cougars vs. the

Wyoming Cowboys game at 8 p.m. The complete schedule of the network’s High School Football Game of the Week • Loveland vs. Turpin at Mason High School, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26. • Edgewood vs. Wyoming at Mason High School, 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26. • LaSalle at Lakota East, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9. • Middletown at Lakota West, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16. • Glen Este at Kings, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23.

• McNicholas vs. Roger Bacon at Turpin High School, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7. • Colerain at Princeton, 11 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14. • Anderson at Winton Woods, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21. • Highlands at Ryle, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28. The Colerain at Princeton game will air in its entirety at 11 p.m. High School Football Live, presented by Grange Insurance, will kick off the action each week, providing fans with commentary, features, and in-depth pre-game coverage. The show will air at 5 p.m. for the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown doubleheader on Aug. 26 and will air 30 minutes before kick-off for the remainder of the schedule. Jeff Piecoro and Ray Crawford return as the pregame shows’ co- hosts. Piecoro is in his 13th season with Fox Sports Ohio and 12th season as host of the Emmy-award-winning Reds Live. Crawford is in his third season with Fox Sports Ohio and joined the network as host of Buckeye State Tailgate. He currently serves as host of Blue Jackets Live, the pre- and post-game show of Fox Sports Ohio’s Columbus Blue Jackets telecasts. In addition to his pregame duties, Piecoro will also serve as sideline reporter during the games. For their fourth consecutive season, Brad Johansen and Dave Lapham will team up to call the games. Johansen, who is in his 11th season as the radio play-byplay voice of the Cincinnati Bengals, is also sports anchor for Cincinnati’s WKRC-TV (CBS/Channel 12) and the play-by-play voice of Xavier basketball on Fox Sports Ohio. Color analyst, Lapham, was a Bengals offensive lineman from 1974-83 and is in his 25th consecutive season as the analyst on Bengals radio broadcasts. He also works as a reporter/analyst for Cincinnati’s WLWT-TV (NBC/Ch. 5) and is an analyst for Big 12 college games on FSN. Lapham has additionally done NFL games for NBC and Fox and has worked NFL Europe’s World Bowl game on Sporting News Radio. “High school football is a way of life in Southern Ohio,” said Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fox Sports Ohio. “We are proud to feature some of the area’s best high school football programs as we bring the quality of a full Fox Sports Ohio production when we visit their communities this fall.”


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Whether city or suburbs, litter bugs everyone

I enjoy working in Cincinnati and take pride in the major strides we have made in the city’s development. I also take pride in living in the beautiful community of Wyoming. There is an underlying problem that no one wants to talk about which is not only in downtown Cincinnati, but in our local communities, as well. That problem is litter. It can start out innocently enough. Someone attempts to throw away a piece of trash, like a gum wrapper or coffee cup and they miss the trash can. Or they throw their cigarette butt on the ground thinking it’s not litter. They may also leave litter behind because either they don’t realize they did or they assume someone else will take care of it. The unfortunate fact is that litter invites more litter. Once litter starts to accumulate along a road or in a park, people are more likely to keep littering. We can’t keep assuming that

someone else will take care of this problem. We all need to understand that littering is unacceptable, inappropriate and just plain wrong. Barb Not only is Wriston- littering wrong, Ruddy it’s illegal and actually costs all Community of us money. Press guest Consider the columnist facts: • Litter cleanup costs the U.S. almost $11.5 billion each year, with businesses paying $9.1 billion. Governments, schools, and other organizations pick up the remainder. • A recent Keep America Beautiful study found that litter in a community decreases property values by 7 percent. • Litter can also hurt Cincinnati’s economy by discouraging

CHATROOM Aug. 11 questions

Which local high school fall sports team is your favorite? How many games/ matches/meets do you plan to attend this season? What is your favorite thing about high school sports? With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, with Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective are such bans? “Not sure, but I like the nonsmoking restaurants.” N.P. “I can’t remember the last time I was exposed to people smoking in an indoor public place in Ohio. That is proof enough for me to believe the ban works and I want it to continue to work. “While I smoked for about 8 years during my teenage and early 20s years, I quit in 1970 and have not smoked again. “I find exposure to smoke offensive and we all know it is unhealthy. “There is no reasonable basis for questioning that it is workplace hazard for those who must work where people smoke. No one has a ‘right’ to contaminate the air that we breath. “Ohio should not back down on this issue.” F.S.D. “Interesting that Kentucky is considering a smoking ban, while some people in Ohio are trying to have the ban rescinded. “I love the smoking ban – there are so many places I go now that I would not go when they were smoke-filled. “And there are Kentucky establishments I avoid, because they are still smoke-filled. I hope the current Ohio policy stays in effect, as is!” J.S.B. “I will not patronize any establishment that allows smoking where I am going to sit and eat. Such patronage usually lasts an hour. Exposure to third-hand smoke is not prudent. “I do not think gambling is wise either. The state of Ohio encourages that activity (lottery) too. “It makes you wonder about

Next questions The Northeast Fire Collaborative, which includes Blue Ash, Loveland-Symmes, Mason, Sharonville and Sycamore Township fire departments, has received national recognition for innovation (see story, A1). Should other local departments consider joining the collaborative? Why or why not? With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, with Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective are such bans? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. the intelligence of the legislatures. Of course legislatures and intelligence are oxymorons. “Why would any educated person submit themselves to a proven health hazard promulgated by stupid people?” J.S.D. “In my opinion, they are totally ineffective in terms of inducing smokers to quit, and probably only minimally effective, if at all, in reducing exposure of nonsmokers to second-hand smoke. “I suspect that the bans are only ‘feel-good’ measures in the end. “I say this as a reformed and repentant smoker who smoked for probably 25 years, and quit only after 2 year-long failed attempts. I wish I had never started, but I can't change the past. “Addiction to cigarettes is in the same category as obesity and poor physical fitness today. It's all about willpower. “We can blame it on Sir Walter Raleigh, I guess, but ultimately we have to take responsibility for own actions.” B.B. “I think the ban is very effective. I particularly like the ban in restuarants. I hated eating in smoky places and would avoid certain establishments because of the smoke. Keep the ban.” K.S.

new businesses from opening in the city. • Littering is illegal in Ohio, with fines up to $500 and even jail time. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is taking proactive steps to head off the city’s litter problem by launching a new litter prevention education campaign. The city was chosen by the national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful to test this campaign as a pilot program. This is the organization that came up with the “Crying Indian” campaign that caused a stir forty years ago so if anyone can do it, they can! If successful, this campaign will be modeled in other cities throughout the country. The campaign, aptly titled “Littering Is Wrong Too,” takes a humorous and light-hearted approach to portray the act of littering as amoral and just plain wrong. Everyone can play a role in improving Cincinnati and their individual communities by follow-

ing these simple tips: • Don’t litter. Set a good example for your friends, kids and neighbors. • Never throw trash out of your car window. Also, be aware when driving with your windows open. Loose items like paper or candy wrappers can fly out easily. • Do not throw leftover food such as banana peels on the ground. Organic or not, it is an eyesore, leads to more litter and attracts animals to the street and leads to road kill! • Place a bag in your car to collect personal trash (or recyclables) instead of tossing them. • At home, secure the lids on your trash and recycling containers, especially when you set them out on collection day. • If you smoke, never throw your cigarette butts on the ground. Cigarette butts constitute a large part of existing litter and they contaminate our water, soil and threaten the health of animals.

Social Security website has all the answers you want Social Security recently redesigned its online frequently asked questions database containing answers to hundreds of questions. Cincinnati Public Affairs Specialist Sue Denny recently tested the searchable database using a question posed by a local financial planner: “Can you provide me with some information about voluntary suspension of retirement benefits? We have a 66-year-old client who would like to further inquire about stopping his benefits and the procedure, then what he can expect when he decides to restart.” Sue turned to the link “Have a question? Find an answer here” in the upper right corner of Social Security Online’s homepage at She typed in a version of the financial planner’s question – Can I withdraw my claim? – and hit the red search button. Sue found the exact answer she was looking for: Q. Can I withdraw my application for benefits if I change my mind? A. Yes. If you applied for benefits and changed your mind, you can complete the Request for Withdrawal of Application (Form SSA-521) and re-apply at a future date. Be sure to include on the form the reason you want to withdraw. However, if you are already receiving Social Security benefits and change your mind, you still may be able to withdraw your Social Security claim and reapply at a future date. If you are already receiving benefits, withdrawing

means the monthly amount you receive in the future could be higher. But you must repay all benefits already paid to you. You can Ned Morrell find information Community about withdrawyour applicaPress guest ing tion on our If columnist you change your mind page. To get to the “If you change your mind” page, click Request for Withdrawal of Application, where you will find a downloadable PDF version of the SSA-521. Beyond that, users of the FAQ database have several options: • You can share the answer on social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and others); print the answer; e-mail the page; or be notified when the answer is updated. • You can ask another related question. • You can indicate if the response was not useful. A text box will pop up where you can provide details and tell us how we can make the answer more useful. (Please do not include your Social Security Number or any other personal information.) Your feedback is for informational purposes only, and you will not receive a response. • If you are unable to find the answer to your question, you can contact Social Security to submit a question to our support team. Finally, you can review

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So the next time you have a Social Security question, I strongly encourage you to visit the new and improved database of frequently asked questions at answers that others found useful, including: Q. When I start receiving benefits, will my benefit amount be the same for the rest of my life? A. Your benefit amount will never decrease. Generally, your benefit amount will increase each year to protect you against inflation ... You also can increase your monthly benefit if you withdraw your current application and apply for benefits at a future date. If you do that, the monthly amount will be higher but you will need to repay all the benefits already paid on your account. So the next time you have a Social Security question, I strongly encourage you to visit the new and improved database of frequently asked questions at You’re more likely than ever to find exactly the information you need. Ned Morrell is the manager of the Cincinnati North Social Security office. Do you have a question about Social Security? Would you like to schedule a free Social Security-related presentation for your employer or organization? Contact Sue Denny at

QUOTEBOOK A compilation of quotes from this week’s Loveland Herald:

“I’m pleasantly surprised. Basically, what we did was forecast revenues and expenses almost flat from last year. We didn’t really want to paint a rosy picture of any kind so we said ‘Let’s budget flat and see what happens.’”

“I see too many people riding down the road with no helmet, or with a helmet hanging down the side.’

Scott Rumsey Loveland resident. See Story, A2

“During the war she went overseas as a Red Cross canteen girl. That’s where she met my Eric Ferry grandfather, she was a diehard romantic.” Miami Township fiscal officer. Cathy Gatch See Story, A1

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• Get involved in a community clean up. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful organizes regular clean-up programs. It’s an easy way to see the problem first-hand and to do something about it. (Visit to find out more.) • If you see litter, pick it up. Even if it’s one chip bag or straw wrapper – that’s one less piece of litter on the street. • Clean up after your dog. Yes, that’s litter too! The campaign is fun and interactive. I encourage everyone to visit the campaign’s Website, to where you can write your own “wrong,” and share it with your friends and family letting them know just how wrong you think littering is. Please help our city and surrounding communities to be litter free! Barb Wriston-Ruddy education program manager for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. She lives in Wyoming.

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PERSON 2 PERSON Cancer battle inspires book

By Amanda Hopkins

The stories of others are inspiring Tami Boehmer to take charge of her own story. The Dillonvale resident, who is battling her second bout with breast cancer, recently published a book – “From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds” – that chronicles the stories of people who were given grim outlooks but survived. “I do believe these stories saved me life,” Boehmer said. “If they could do it, I could do it.” Boehmer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She said she changed much of her lifestyle, including her diet and exercise. The cancer went into remission, but returned in February 2008. It was later that year that Boehmer, who had worked in public relations for most of her career, decided she wanted to write a book that focused on cancer survivors. “The book has helped me remain optimistic,” Boehmer said. She said her husband, Mike, and 11-year-old daughter Chrissy have been very supportive through her battle with cancer and through the writing process for the book. Mike has acted as her “book agent” and also attends all of her doctor’s appointments with her. Boehmer said she has also become closer with her daughter after she attended Camp Kesem – a camp for kids who have parents with cancer. Boehmer said she has not had to go through chemotherapy a second time, but takes a few medications to keep the cancer at bay. She remains very active by going to Kings Island with her daughter,

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Miami Twp. assistant fire chief travels to South Africa


Tami Boehmer of Dillonvale, with her daughter Chrissy, is living through her second bout of breast cancer. She recently published a book of stories about cancer survivors called “From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds.” Boehmer said writing about stories of people who survived cancer has given her hope. “If they can do it, I can do it.”

“I do believe these stories saved me life. If they could do it, I could do it.”

Tami Boehmer Dillonvale resident and author of “From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds”

walking, swimming and yoga. “My life is full,” Boehmer said. “I’m grateful I feel so well.” Boehmer’s book is available at Joseph-Beth Books e l l e r s ,, Amazon and through her webs i t e Boehmer also keeps a blog on her website with updates on her own story and stories of other survivors.

Mediterranean fest

Going green


By Mary Dannemiller

THINGS TO DO St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug 20, St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Church Hall. Music, food and drinks. $1 admission, free parking. 583-9600; Also noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.


While most people watched World Cup games in South Africa from their living rooms, Miami Township Assistant Fire Chief Daniel Mack was on the streets of Johannesburg helping emergency services. Mack spent two weeks riding along with the Johannesburg Fire Department, responding to everything from medical emergencies and to car crashes. “One of the main things I was interested in seeing is how a country with limited resources was able to meet challenges,” he said. “We can learn how to improve our operations from departments around the world.” PROVIDED Though the township will benefit from what Mack learned in South Miami Township Assistant Chief Daniel Mack with Andrew Makkink, paramedic instructor, University of Johannesburg. Africa, the assistant chief was not such accident, with 13 patients need- home who work on protocol to see if there on official township business. they could find this study about spinal ing attention. “The township did not pay for any“Most of the time in the United immobilization,” he said. “We like to thing for me to go over there,” he said. States, paramedics ride in ambulances, try to be on the cutting edge of know“I did this on my vacation time.” but over there we were riding in para- ing what’s going on, even if we can’t With help from Andrew Makkink of medic cars,” he said. “Typically, the implement it yet.” the University of Johannesburg and paramedic unit would be there after Trustee Karl Schultz said the townWynand Van Der Net, divisional chief the other units because of the lengthy ship was lucky to have an employee of medical training for the Johannes- response times, but coincidentally we like Mack who has a passion for fire burg Fire Department, Mack was able were in the area when we received the and EMS work. to observe how the department han- dispatch. It was interesting to see how “This was his vacation,” Schultz dled large car crashes. it was handled from beginning to said. “You can tell he loves his job, he “My biggest area of interest is dis- end.” loves what he does. He’s a very peoaster response and mass casualty and While he was in South Africa, ple-oriented person and those are the on almost a daily basis, there are sin- Mack kept in contact with some Miami kinds of people we’re surrounding gle motor vehicle crashes with about Township firefighters and EMS per- ourselves with here in Miami Town10 to 20 patients because of the mini- sonnel and even had them start ship.” van taxis they have,” he said. “I researching some of the techniques he Aside from a few ideas for how to wanted to see whether the theories we saw there. improve the Miami Township Fire preach work in a practical manner.” “I have free international text mes- Department, Mack said he left South Mack was a first responder to one saging so I texted back to the guys at Africa with a deep respect for its people and a fresh appreciation of life in America. “It may take 20 or 25 minutes to respond to a call because there are so few medics with so many calls and when you finally get through the maze of small homes, it’s hard to say how long the person’s been waiting,” he said. “By the time you get there, the person may have expired, but the family and the community is so thankful you came and at least tried to help their friend or family member. Instead of looking at what they don’t have, they look at what they do have PROVIDED. and that impacts you.” EMS personnel face a daily challenge finding addresses in some of the areas of Johannesburg, such as Joburg.

Park district making fishing exciting lunch by the Honey Baked Ham Co., followed by shotgun start. Hole prizes, awards ceremony and buffet dinner. $700 foursome, $175 single. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 6831544;

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The Hamilton County Park District is working on a long term program in aquaculture. Using an in-house construction crew, three half-acre fish rearing ponds were built last fall at Miami Whitewater Forest. The species targeted for production is the hybrid bluegill. According to park district stewardship crew leader Bret Henninger, these panfish are hardy, aggressively take bait and provide an exciting battle for their size. Though not sterile, the hybrids are overwhelming male and will not become a threat to overpopulate a body of water.

Compared to purchasing adult fish, the project will enable fish to be stocked at 25 percent of the cost. Production can be achieved with such savings partly due to donated labor feeding and caring for the fish by the park district’s volunteers. Buying small fish, then growing them locally, saves shipping cost and reduces fossil fuel usage. This spring, 2,500 of threeinch fingerlings arrived at the ponds. After two years of care and feeding, the final product will be ready for stocking in park district lakes in 2012. One of the first locations for stocking

the hybrids will be Lake Isabella Family Fishing Center in S y m m e s To w n s h i p . park has Jim Rahtz The been transCommunity formed over Press guest the past sevcolumnist eral years from a “typical” pay lake to a location that caters to new anglers. Kids and seniors fish for free every day, fish attracting structure has been added and the stocking program has been changed to add more “kid sized” fish.

Activities from beginner fishing clinics to a series of adult/child fishing tournaments are being offered. Providing a more affordable source of kid friendly fish will allow stocking to increase, making trips to the lake even more likely to be successful, and fun. Although this project will take a couple years to start paying benefits, quality family memories and increased time in the outdoors by local kids are dividends that are worth the effort. Jim Rahtz is a former deputy director of the Hamilton County Park District.


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Beginning Line Dancing Lessons, 3:304:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, With Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by 46 Long. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. 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. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; Symmes Township.




Baby Loves Disco Lemonade Tour, 1-4 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Presented by H&M. Mix of music, dancing and activities for parents and their young children. Free. Presented by Baby Loves Disco. 745-0205; Kenwood.


Fresh Air School: Scarecrow School and Picnic, 10 a.m.-noon, Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road, Children learn about food and where it comes from, cooking, plus international activities and crafts all while getting some fresh air. Ages 4-10. Must be accompanied by an adult. Family friendly. $10 per class; $9 Symmes Township resident. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 872-5193,, Symmes Township.


Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., City of Madeira, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira.


Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., BodyLogicMD of Cincinnati, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, With BodyLogicMD’s Dr. Jennifer Landa. For ages 35 and up suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by BodyLogicMD. 866-972-5306; Blue Ash.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 8 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheater, 4433 Cooper Road, Community theater production. All ages. $8, $6 advance. Presented by East Side Players. Through Aug. 21. 8918878; Blue Ash.


Back to School Open House and Grill Out, 68 p.m., Primrose School of Symmes, 9175 Governors Way, See school, meet teachers, learn about Balanced Learning curriculum and programs, bounce in the bounce house and eat complimentary dinner. Family friendly. Free. 697-6970; Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 0


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, 5-11 p.m., St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Church Hall. Music, food and drinks. $1 admission, free parking. 583-9600; Loveland.

Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 2479933; Montgomery.


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FARMERS MARKET Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill. Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 5351514. Montgomery. FESTIVALS

Street Dance & Family Fest, 6-11 p.m., City of Madeira, Music by Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band and DJ on deck playing latest hits. Food and drink booths sponsored by Madeira and area businesses, civic and sports organizations. Beer available with proper ID. Free. 561-7228; Madeira.

Blue Ash Concert Series, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Cajun rock by Robin Lacy. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 7456259; Blue Ash.



The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


John Fox, 8 p.m.-midnight, InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, Acoustic folk rock from the 1960s with Suzanne Arnold. Rock and folk music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Requests taken. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


Mike Vecchione, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 8 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheater, $8, $6 advance. 891-8878; Blue Ash.


Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble, 11 a.m., O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Begins with boxed lunch by the Honey Baked Ham Company, followed by shotgun start. Hole prizes, awards ceremony and buffet dinner. $700 foursome, $175 single. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.


Christianity and the Transformation of Consciousness: An Integral Retreat, 6:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Continues through 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22. Weekend of group learning and sharing, ritual, music, and storytelling to begin the task of healing. With Leslie Hershberger, LFH Group and Quanita Munday, Nzuzu LLC. $300 single occupancy, $250 double; $200 commuter. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, Noon-11 p.m., St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, $1 admission, free parking. 583-9600; Loveland.


Miller House, 4-7 p.m., Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave., The house was bought and built in 1922 out of a Sears, Roebuck catalog. In 1948 the Miller family bought the house, which was given to the Madeira Historical Society in 1998. The society set up the interior as it might have looked between 1922 and 1948. Free, donations accepted. 2404348. Madeira.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 8 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheater, $8, $6 advance. 891-8878; Blue Ash.


Toss for Emmy Charity Cornhole Tournament, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grand Sands, 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road, Gated area with sand boxes for children available. Restaurant food and drinks from the bar available. Includes silent auctions, raffles and prizes. Benefits Emmy’s Prayer For Sight. $30. Registration required. Presented by Emmy’s Prayer For Sight. 239-8095; Symmes Township.


What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Hamilton County SWCD Gwen Roth, Watersheds, 1 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Free. Presented by Little Miami Inc. 893-4453; Loveland.


Turner Farm Workday, 8 a.m.-noon, Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Optional work for food: $5 in produce for each hour workedask in advance. Free. 561-7400; Indian Hill. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 2

Pick a bouquet at Granny’s Garden, Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, as part of the Pick a Bouquet Club. For a $35 donation, pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, including flowers and herbs. Registration required. For more information, call 324-2873 or visit Loveland resident Ann Griffin is pictured picking a bouquet of flowers at Granny’s Garden. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 3


Great Expectations, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater,; Columbia Township.


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 6979705. Loveland.


Zumba Gold, 10-11 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Designed for those not used to exercising, older adults or those with physical limitations. Free. 2472100. Symmes Township. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 2 4


Commanding Wealth, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Spiritual Center, 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 304 G, Empower your life with “The One Command,” based on principles and technique in Asara Lovejoy’s book of the same name. With certified Commanding Wealth Circle Facilitators. Ages 21 and up. $20. Presented by Quantum Energy Health LLC. Through Nov. 23. 276-2615. Blue Ash.

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Ballroom Night, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Beginner lessons 7-8 p.m., $5. Open dancing to mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, country, disco and more. Ages 18 and up. 600-8476; Symmes Township.


Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road, Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira. Israeli Folk Dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, $5 per session. 444-8514; Amberley Village.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 6979173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Bring seating. Monday Night Big Band. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

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Country Music and Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Line dance lessons 7-8 p.m. $5. Country music by DJ Ed with open dancing until 11 p.m. Live country bands on select Wednesdays. Ages 18 and up. 600-8476; Symmes Township.


Tai Chi Class, 1-2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Instructed tai chi for beginners with Jennifer. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 2472100. Symmes Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m., Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland.


Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

AUDITIONS Great Expectations, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Five men and three women ages 20 and up. Cold readings from script. Production dates: Nov. 5-21. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc.; Columbia Township. COMMUNITY DANCE

Zumbathon Fundraiser, 3-4:30 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Amphitheater. Led by certified instructor, Jenna Schroeder. Benefits Back2Back Ministries’ Hurricane Alex relief fund. $10 suggested donation.7540300; Loveland.


Learning Through Art Inc. is hosting its annual Kroger Cincinnati Snaps Photo Competition through Sept. 30. The juried photo competition encourages area residents to share snapshots of their neighborhoods in an effort to share the beauty of the region. Winning photos are honored at an annual Kick Off ceremony, and featured in the following summer’s exhibition, such as the current Virtual Photo Exhibition on Fountain Square, which runs through Aug. 31. To submit a photo, and for rules, go to Pictured is a winning photo from last year, “The Genius of Water,” by Jessica Huff of Fairfield.

St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, 2-9 p.m., St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, $1 admission, free parking. 583-9600; Loveland.


Loveland Concerts in the Park, 6 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Music by American Legion Dance Band. Presented by City of Loveland. 683-0150; Loveland.


The “Wiggly Circus Live!” Tour comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. The Wiggles bring friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus and more for the interactive family event. Tickets are: $12-$77 with additional fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


Loveland Herald

August 18, 2010


The current of life today is not kind to us When we’re young we dream about how we’re going to change the world. When we grow older we find it’s hard enough trying to keep the world from changing us. There is an inexorable current in life that swirls and rubs against us as it flows. Like water running over a solid rock, it can wear us down, a little bit here, a little bit there. Our positive ideals and dreams can be gradually worn away until we become disfigured and not at all as we intended. Life’s current that flows against us today is certainly not kind to us. Nor is it designed to form us in healthy ways. It has become more coarse, violent and self-centered. Our civilization is losing its civility. A symbol of today’s harshness can be found in the extreme fighting sports. Participants punch, kick and bloodily pound each other as the audience applauds.

For a moment we can imagine we’re back watching the brutality of the Roman coliseum! Te l e v i s i o n , newspapers and Father Lou movies show us Guntzelman homeless people with Perspectives beaten baseball bats, women being stoned to death for adultery, children murdered, our young children murdered, the Taliban seizes 10 unarmed people dedicated for years to helping the poor and sick, marches them into the woods and shoots them down. Do we experience shock or revulsion? Or are we inured to life’s pitiless current? There seems to be a constant dumbing down of the finer things of life. Our country, formerly in the first place in the world in the

percentage of those gaining college degrees, has now fallen to 12th place over the last 30 years. “Spend more money and we’ll be back as No. 1,” we think. Really? Spending more money accomplishes everything? Does spending money create civility? Right now we’re practicing denial. Who wants to hear that the sky is falling, that drugs are spreading, and that the food we thought was good for us isn’t? We don’t want to hear it. So, we live as though it isn’t true. Mental health experts urge us to be more proactive. Sometimes we must learn how to swim upstream to reroute the current of life that is diminishing us. We have so many good things to protect, preserve and enjoy – the people we love and who love us; more opportunities than we realize; good books, music, art and athletics to uplift and inspire; and a spirituality that brings inner

We have so many good things to protect, preserve and enjoy – the people we love and who love us; more opportunities than we realize; good books, music, art and athletics to uplift and inspire; and a spirituality that brings inner peace. peace. In the fading days of the Roman Empire the leaders of the people thought that “bread and circuses” were the political solution. They would divert the common people from realizing the disintegration of their country. Hopefully, we’re not ready for our fading days yet. It’s time to use the adult and insightful minds we’ve been given to keep from losing all our youthful dreams. G.K. Chesterton wrote: “There is a kind of work which anyone can do, but from which many people shrink, generally because it is very hard work, and sometimes because they fear it will lead them where they do not wish to go. It is

called thinking.” It is hard to fight a current. Sometimes we talk a good game but really don’t want to expend the effort to go where our hearts and minds tell us we must go. Chesterton’s quote calls us to think. See what’s happening to us. Then adopt the motto of the City of Blue Ash that has worked so well: “Aspire! Achieve! Advance!” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Don’t skip the Skype when traveling overseas Traveling overseas can be quite expensive, especially when you consider the exchange rate with the U.S. dollar. So I thought I’d share some of the best ways I found to get cash in the local currency, as well as to make calls back to the U.S. without breaking the bank. It used to be the best way to get cash while overseas was to go to a local ATM and get the local currency. That gives you the best currency exchange rate and it’s less expensive than going to a money exchange store. But now many local

banks have started charging a 3 percent conversion fee to use a foreign ATM, just as happens with most credHoward Ain it cards Hey Howard! when you use them outside the country. But there’s a way you can avoid all these conversion fees. All it takes a little planning. Institutions like Union Savings Bank offer an ATM card but don’t charge any fees at all. Officials there tell me you

may have to pay a fee imposed by the ATM you use, but Union Savings won’t charge anything. So, allow a few days to set up a checking account at a conversion-free bank and get an ATM card there before your trip. Most credit cards also charge a conversion fee ranging from 2.7 percent to 3 percent, depending on the card you use. However, cards issued by Capital One don’t charge any conversion fee at all. I got such a card to for the express purpose of using it outside the U.S. Often when calling back to the U.S. you have to pay

what can amount to expensive international calling charges. But, I found if you have access to WiFi while on vacation, you can save a bundle. I used my iPod Touch, which is not a phone, and downloaded Skype, which most people use to carry on conversations using computers. Skype also allows you to call a landline phone and talk using your computer. So, using my iPod Touch, which is small enough to put in my pocket, I walked around, found local places advertising free WiFi, and

made my calls to the telephones back home. The only thing I needed to get before I left the U.S. was a set of earbuds that included a microphone in the cord. Skype has a 30-day free trial period which both my brother Stewart and I used when we went outside the U.S. Stewart found Skype to be very good, with a clear connection, but only when he had a strong enough WiFi signal. I also found Skype worked perfectly and was simply amazed at the clarity

of the calls. Going over your free trial period cost less than $7 a month, but it’s well worth it when you compare it with the cost of an international cell phone calling plan. Bottom line, a little planning can save you a lot if you’re considering travel outside the U.S. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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August 18, 2010

Favorite recipes are shared among friends, readers Today and next week I’m sharing some favorite recipes – the ones that readers request throughout the year. If you have a favorite dish that everyone raves about, I’d love for you to share it. Try the frozen fruit cocktail dessert or sorbet for a cool ending to the recordbreaking hot days we’ve been having.

Lela Groene’s heirloom frozen fruit cocktail dessert

“This was a favorite at holidays and other special meals,” Lela wrote. Make sure you use evaporated, not sweetened condensed milk, for this dessert. 3 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tables p o o n maraschino cherry juice (from jar) 2 ⁄3 cup evaporatRita ed 1milk 6 Heikenfeld l a r g e Rita’s kitchen m a r s h mallows 16-oz. can fruit cocktail, undrained 1 ⁄4 cup chopped maraschino cherries. Mix together cheese and juices, and let stand. In a saucepan, combine milk and marshmallows. Stir over medium heat until marshmallows melt. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese mixture. Mix in fruit cocktail and cherries. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper muffin cups. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cups. Freeze until


firm. Remove from tin, still in paper muffin cups, and serve frozen. They will thaw just a little on the serving plate.

Jayne Homsher’s bleu cheese coleslaw

Madeira resident Jayne Homsher shares her version. Feel free to add more bleu cheese if you like. 1

1 ⁄2 lbs. green cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, peeled and shredded 1 ⁄4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped 1 ⁄3 cup cider vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1 ⁄3 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄3 cup sour cream 1 ⁄3 cup crumbled bleu cheese Salt and pepper to taste Combine cabbage, carrots and onion. Heat cider vinegar and sugar to boil.

Toss with vegetables and let sit 15 minutes. Drain the vegetables well and combine with remaining ingredients. Prepare at least two hours ahead or overnight so flavors can mingle.

Helen Sarky’s Lebanese vegetarian green bean stew

Anderson Township reader Helen Sarky sent me this recipe. These beans are always served in some fashion at the famous Lebanese festival held at St. Anthony’s of Padua 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2-inch lengths 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sliced thinly onions 1 tablespoon minced garlic (opt.) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste


Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint 11⁄2 cups diced tomatoes 1 cup water or chicken stock 1 tablespoon lemon juice Heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onions and sauté until caramelized (three minutes); add garlic and sauté another two minutes. Stir in cinnamon, salt, pepper and mint and keep stirring. Add tomatoes, water and lemon juice and keep stirring. Add beans and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover pan and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Serve over a bed of cooked rice.

Five-minute fruit sorbet

Any canned fruit works well. Fruit cocktail and apricot are favorites at my house.

1 can, 16 oz. or so, fruit in heavy syrup 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla (opt.) Place unopened can in freezer for at least 12 hours or until frozen. Submerge unopened can in hot water for a minute to loosen edges. Transfer contents to food processor or blender in batches if necessary, cutting into several chunks. Process or blend until smooth, about half a minute. Add lemon juice and blend. Scoop into balls and serve right away or refreeze up to eight hours. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.



100’s Lined up Yesterday at the Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport for the Vintage Guitar Show. By Mort Enright STAFF WRITER TheInternationalVintageGuitarCollectorsAssociation will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any and all guitars. Those that do bring in their guitars will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their items looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these IVGCA members, offers will be made to those that have vintage and modern guitars. Highest prices are paid for those made before 1970. All guitars will be examined and purchased including vintage guitars, acoustic guitars, banjos, any and all other types of musical instruments. Those that decide to sell their items will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have an old Vintage Guitar lying around. If you have ever wondered what it’s worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell it, if you choose. Vintage guitars could be worth a lot according to the International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association also known as IVGCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for Vintage Guitars, Banjos, Acoustic Guitars and even Drum Sets for their collections. If they are rare enough, one could be worth over $100,000 according to David Mcintosh, Vintage Guitar Collector and IVGCA member. One 1960 Gibson Les Paul went for $100,000 to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable guitars are stashed away in attics, closets, basements, or in a garage around the country. The IVGCA and its collectors have organized a traveling event in search of all types of Vintage Guitars and Instruments. “Even common guitars can be worth a significant amount due to high collector demands,” says Mcintosh. The rarest guitars these collectors are looking for include: Martin, Gibson, Gretsch and Rickenbacker. These guitars always bring big premiums according to the IVGCA. While the IVGCA’s specialty is guitars, they are also examining other instruments, including drum sets, banjos, flutes, clarinets, etc. The IVGCA says “You never really know what you have until your item is evaluated by experts. Whatever kind of instrument you may have, bring it in to our experts. Think about it. You could walk away $100,000 richer!” So, whether you have one instrument you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If you’re lucky, you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun.

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August 18, 2010




The actors in Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” to be performed by Brieabi Productions in Anderson Township, are Eric Day of Anderson Township, Anne Marie Penick of Monfort Heights, Chuck Ingram of Anderson Township, Arlene Borock of Eastgate, Robert Weidle of Union Township, Miranda Knight-Sheikh of Florence, Ky.; Dan Docherty of Loveland, Elizabeth Chinn Molloy of Wyoming, Robert Calabrese of of Batavia and Natasha Boeckmann of Norwood.

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Brieabi Productions, Cincinnati’s newest community theater organization, announces their second production – “Rumors” by Neil Simon. In “Rumors,” several affluent couples gather in the posh suburban residence of Charley and Myra Brock for a dinner party celebrating their 10th anniversary. When the guests arrive, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host, the deputy mayor of New York City, has shot himself through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone’s upper-class status, they decide they need to do

everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police and the media. Coupled for this production are local actors Eric Day and Anne Marie Penick as Ken and Chris Gorman; Chuck Ingram and Arlene Borock as Lenny and Clair Ganz; Robert Weidle and Miranda Knight-Sheikh as Ernie and Cookie Cusak; Dan Docherty and Elizabeth Chinn Molloy as Glenn and Cassie Cooper. Rounding out the cast are Robert Calabrese as Officer Welch and Natasha Boeckmann as Officer Pudney. “Rumors” is directed by Shawn Toadvine, stage managed by Jodye Hamil-

ton, and produced by Teresa and Billy Johns. Cast and crew biographies are available at Performance dates are: • 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26 • 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27 • 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28 • 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28 • 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29 All seats are $10. Performance tickets can be purchased by phone at 4975000 or online at m. Shows are at The Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. Visit Brieabi Productions online at

All Withrow High School graduating classes – recent or long ago, are invited to the first Withrow Tiger Fest from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. This will be an all-class reunion, and a fundraiser for the Withrow music program. Withrow can't take its band to “away” events because of the cost of transportation. Cost is $45 for adults 18 and older, $25 for 4-17 year-olds, and free to children 3 and under. Tickets include admission, parking, all-day picnic shelter with catered meal at 4 p.m., access to Sunlite Pool, all rides, playground, games, and allday free soft drinks. To join in the fun, send check, payable to Tiger Fest c/o Treasurer, to Chairman Benny R. Lane, 9124 Silva Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45251. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with names and ages of those attending, plus phone numbers and e-mail address. This event is open to all Withrow graduates and their friends and families. For more information, contact Chairman Benny R. Lane at , or home phone 513-385-1839, or cell 513602-7873. Oak Hills High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 3, at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Contact Chuck Eckert at for more information. Turpin High School class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Royal Oak Country Club. Visit for more information. Deer Park High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion Sept. 10 and 11. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, there will be a warm-up party at Chicken on the Run in Deer Park. Then at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, there will be a

picnic and grill-out at the home of Shawn and Penny Sadler, 4753 Kugler Mill Road. For more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Husman 479-4965, or Marc Rouse at 378-9563. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at Amelia High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. Cost is $35 per person. Contact Amy Grethel O’Leary at 752-0424, Barb Ramsey Merchant at 4743685 or Robin Ladrigan Iredale at 607-7071. Check out “1980 Amelia High School” on Facebook for more information. Mercy Hospital Alumnae and the Butler County Nurses – are having the annual Mass at St. Julie Billart Church at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19. A breakfast honoring the Class of 1960 will follow at Ryan’s Tavern. Cost is $17 a person. To reserve your spot send a check to Mary Jo Shannon at 784 Millikin St., Hamilton, OH 45013 by Sept. 1. Please include year of graduation. Goshen High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th year reunion from 7-11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at Receptions in Loveland. Contact Tina Creekmore Wiley at Twiley88@cinci.rr.con or by calling 265-0165 for more information and to purchase tickets. Deer Park High School Class of 1960 – is having its 50th reunion Sept. 24 and 25. Friday night is the homecoming football game. Alumni can tour the building and attend the game. At. 6 p.m. Saturday, dinner is planned at Double Tree Guest Suites, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. For more information, contact Sharon Ellis Neu at, or call 336-7850. Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. The Woodward High School Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at Hospice of the Miami Valley – is having a reunion for former staff members from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Partners in Prime Hamilton Center, 140 Ross Ave., Hamilton. From 1981 to 1995, the Hospice of the Miami Valley served thousands of patients and families in the Cincinnati area. Former staff members who are interested in attending, contact Patty Day at 504-8090, or Our Lady of Angels – Class of 1980 will celebrate its 30th Reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, at a casual gathering at the Century Inn in Woodlawn. E-mail or see the OLA Facebook page for more information. The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

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August 18, 2010


Art show Sept. 12 at Nisbet Park


Artists and patrons alike are returning annually to picturesque Nisbet Park in Historic Downtown Loveland, a park setting nestled between the beautiful Little Miami River and the Loveland Bike Trail.

Mark your calendars now to attend the Loveland Art Show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in Nisbet Park. Celebrating its 14th year, Loveland Art Show is the most rapidly growing arts event in the area. Loveland Art Show is firmly established as a quality, juried fine art show featuring an exceptional range of talented artists from all over the Tristate area. Check out this wonderful opportunity to purchase art, in all price ranges – photography, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, baskets, sculpture and original painting in all media. Free admission and parking!

Arts council seeks young artists Do you love to paint? If you have not participated in the Loveland Art Show’s Youth Artist Booth then you are missing out on a lot of fun! Bring your work ready to hang (framed or mounted on cardboard), include a name tag for your piece and if you are interested in having your art for sale, please include a price. Students can show up to four pieces of art for a $5 fee. All work needs to be ready to hang, framed or mounted on More than 75 artists will be competing for awards totaling $1,500. Don’t forget to check out the youth artist booth (ages 5-21) chaired by Sandy Lynn, Patti Kavka and Patti Kellish. Kids Corner – Once again

cardboard. Art work should be brought to the student booth at the Loveland Art Show at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. Winners will receive the following: ages 5-12 – first place $15, second place $10; ages 13-17 – first place $35, second place $25; ages 18-21 – first place $50, second place $35. For more information please contact Sandy Lynn at 513-6835555. the Girl Scouts, with the expert guidance of Kathy Randall provide a variety of fun hands-on special projects to entertain youngsters, exposing them to the arts. Sponsored by the Loveland Fire Fighters Association.

American Heritage Girls aligns with Boy Scouts The American Heritage Girls are proud to announce their participation in this year’s Boys Scouts of America Centennial Jamboree, making them the first allgirls’ organization to participate in this annual event. Though young in comparison, AHG has established itself as a highlyrespected faith-based leadership program with a national network of more than 10,000 members.

About American Heritage Girls

Since its founding in 1995 in Cincinnati, American Heritage Girls has grown from 10 troops and 100 members to more than 10,000 members spanning 37 states and four countries. The organization is impacting communities through the donation of more than 100,000 hours in community service in 2009 alone. For more information on American Heritage Girls Inc. visit or become a fan on Facebook. To learn more about the Boy Scouts of America, visit In June 2009, AHG and the Boy Scouts of America signed a memorandum of

Robert McFarlan, resident since 2009

mutual support, naming AHG as the first all-girls’ organization to be affiliated

with the BSA. “AHG is structured much like the BSA and its program is also owned by its charter organizations, making the two organizations perfect bookend programs to one another,” AHG founder and Executive Director Patti Garibay said. The American Heritage Girls’ booth at the Jamboree features a “Plinko -style” game where attendees play to win prizes including a

commemorative patch featuring both AHG and BSA. “The patches are a big hit,” said Laurie Cullen, national membership development manager for AHG. “People are really excited to see the AHG and BSA’s mutual support of each other commemorated on this limited edition patch.” In a recent publication carried by the Boy Scout National Supply Division, the BSA states, “Both the BSA and the AHG have

decided to work with each other to establish a positive relationship and to cooperate in establishing AHG units and BSA units as a result of the shared values and goals of both organizations.” The brochure continues, “This brother-sister combination allows for both moms and daughters, and dads and sons, to be involved together in similar programs, thus building and maintaining the family unit.”

Pat Donaldson, resident since 2009

It’s nice to know we’re all on the same page. You chose our two retirement communities for the top two Reader’s Choice Awards. Our staff chose us for a Top Workplace 2010 Award. We chose to live here. For more information and a personal tour call 513.271.9610.

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Community RELIGION

Brecon United Methodist Church Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

New Season of Children’s Programming begins on Aug. 24. There are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytime events as well as Sunday programming and Wednesday night choirs. Call for details. Women’s Fall Retreat is titled “Encountering God: A Spiritual Adventure.” Save 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, for this event. Mother/Daughter Circle meets on Sunday, Aug. 29. Call the church for details and location. New member classes begin Sept. 19. Call for details. The seventh annual Fall Craft Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Saturday, Nov. 6. They are looking for crafters and vendors to join the show. Call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The staff of Springhill Camp will be at the church for five days of adventure, friends and a chance to conquer challenges. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 26-30. Kids who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade can sign up. Day camp is full of activities in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. It is open to the community. The cost is $149 for the whole week. Register or find out more information at 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.

Goshen United Methodist Church

Goshen United Methodist Church Agape Ministries is having a church yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. Proceeds go to Agape Ministries for the Agape Food Pantry and community outreach. Donations are welcome. The church is located at 6710 Goshen Road. Call 722-2541 and ask for Debbie for questions.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The Loveland Presbyterian Church is conducting its annual Fall Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, in Nisbet Hall, Butterfly Pavilion and the barn behind the church. There will be furniture, small appliances, collectibles, books, kitchen items, VCR and audio tapes, CDs and lots of other goodies. Major items are a 1990 Jeep, yellow refrigerator, white upright freezer, two built-in electric stoves, some antique furniture, entertainment centers, an inside glass greenhouse, TVs, microwaves, 20 handheld Palm IIIs, electronic items and more. Clothing will also be sold this year. Many items will be free. Food will be available for purchase. Signs will be placed in strategic locations in the area. For directions, call 683-2525. For more information on the large items, visit, see Craig’s List or call Terry Price at 677-8168. All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue is starting their Young Adults Kids Sometimes (YAKS) program with a cookout from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5, at Weller Park. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested by calling Tracy Weisberger at 931-6040. YAKS is an active group of young families connecting with their Jewish roots and having fun at the same time. The group’s planning committee has worked to create a schedule of fun events for the whole family, as well as much-needed adultonly events. Events include a family walk on the Purple People Bridge, a night of fondue for adults and more. Events are open to the community. Northern Hills Synagogue is continuing its annual Creative Family Service on the Second day of Rosh Hashanah as an alternative to the main service. Led by Tracy Weisberger, the director of education and programming, the service will be an interactive and participatory service for the family. All ages are welcome. The theme will be “forgiveness within the family.” There will be games, discussions, activities and prayers to connect this theme with the holiday. For more information, call 931-6038.

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River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 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 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

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Blue Ash Presbyterian Church will celebrate a “Blessing of the Pets” ceremony at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. This informal, outdoor service of worship is an opportunity to thank God for animal friends and to ask God’s blessing on our faithful companions. All kinds of pets and all kinds of people are welcome. The service will be in the grassy area beside the parking lot of the church, located at the corner of Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road. Dress casually and plan to meet neighbors and new friends. In case of rain, The service will be in a shelter in the park next door. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.

The new service times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the “Rise and Shine” Traditional Service, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for the “A Little Bit Louder Now” Contemporary Service and 11 a.m. to noon for the “Morning Glory” Traditional Service. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

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Morning Blend worship services at Ascension are on the third Sunday of each summer month, combining contemporary and traditional elements. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. and everyone is welcome. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, m.

welcoming dialogue with the new Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp. Refreshments and snacks will be served. To allow for planning, a call to the office at 791-1330 or email at would be appreciated. Temple Sholom is having a wine tasting for prospective members at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the home of Hal and Elaine Brown, 4634 White Blossom, Mason. Call the Temple office at 791-1330 or e-mail to RSVP or for directions. For more details, visit

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Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct-offensive gesture/noise At 720 Carrington Lane, Aug. 4.

Illegal manufacture of drugs or cultivation of marijuana At 117 Wall St., Aug. 9.

The Community Press the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Loveland, Chief Tim Sabransky, 583-3000. Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 683-3444.


At 9595 Union Cemetery Road, Aug. 6.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Artie D. Vineyard Jr., 22, 505 Commons Drive, public indecency, July 27. James C. Johnson Jr., 49, 2009 Stillwater Lane, obstructing official

business, July 27. Parker Levi, 18, 6375 Ironwood, theft, July 29. Three juveniles, 16, underage consumption, July 29. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, July 29. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, July 29. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, July 29.

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Stephanie L. Shadoan, 19, 30 Sutton Lane, violate protection order or consent agreement, telecommunications harassment, Aug. 3. Dulcie Crawford, 64, 720 Carrington Lane 205, disorderly conductoffensive gesture/noise, Aug. 4. Jason Michael Johnson, 30, 2546 Haberknoll Drive, capias, Aug. 6. Stefanie Kruse, 30, 667 Park Ave. No. 2, operating under FRA suspension, driving under suspension or violating restriction, arrest-outside agency warrant, Aug. 7.

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Juvenile, 17, operating vehicle under influence, July 29. Five juveniles, 16, underage consumption, July 29. Seven juveniles, 16, underage consumption, July 29. Two juveniles, 17, underage consumption, July 29. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption, July 30. Evan J. Whalen, 18, 2083 Wolfangel, underage consumption, July 30. Erin M. Morrisroe, 18, 768 Hunters Knoll, underage consumption, July 30. Thomas H. Merrill, 19, 476 Auxier Drive, underage consumption, July 30. Caroline D. Eldridgle, 18, 1131 Hunters Run, underage consumption, July 30. Sarah C. Rudolph, 18, 456 Vineyard Hills, underage consumption, July 30. Robert Merry, 55, 901 Commons Drive, open container, July 30. Christopher D. Merry, 26, 39044 Wolf Creek Circle, open container, July 30. Moriah Gray, 27, 754 Wright St., drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, July 30. Raymond Davis, 49, 3079 Schaller, operating vehicle under influence, open container, July 30. Kristen M. Phillips, 40, 6792 Charleston, open container, July 31. Michael S. Smith, 22, 18 Meadow Drive, open container, July 29. Brian L. Whitaker, 18, 6045 Catherine, sexual imposition, Aug. 2.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Laptop computer, camera, etc. taken from apartment; $2,258 at 504 Commons, July 30.

Criminal damage

Window broken in residence at 5413 N. Timber Creek, July 26. Fence damaged at 988 Newberry, Aug. 1. Two tires cut on vehicle at 337 Wit-

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Sexual imposition

Female juvenile reported this offense at Pebble Ridge Trail, Aug. 2.


Laptop computer taken at 5852 Monassas Run, July 26. Purse taken from shopping cart at Meijer at Ohio 28, July 25. Baseball equipment taken from Meijer; $39 at Ohio 28, July 26. Cellphone taken at 809 Commons Drive, July 26. Laptop computer, camera, etc. taken from vehicle; $964 at 6107 Donna Jay, July 27. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6092 Donna Jay, July 28. Purse taken from vehicle at 10 Commons Drive, July 28. Bike taken at Meijer bike rack at Ohio 28, July 28. Employee took merchandise from Meijer; $3,253.88 at Ohio 28, July 29. Phone and cash taken from vehicle; $348 at 5811 Deerfield, July 29. Wallet taken from woman’s purse at Walmart at Ohio 28, July 29. GPS and phone taken from vehicle at 1050 Bridle Path, July 20. Child restraint seat taken at 766 Bramblewood, July 30. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $20 at Ohio 28, July 30. I-Pod, backpack etc. taken from vehicle at 1187 Valley Forge, July 31. Bike taken at 7 Oakview Drive, Aug. 2. Checks, etc. taken from vehicle at Frisch’s at Service Road, Aug. 2.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Morgan Washington, 22, 2704 E. Tower Drive No. 210, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 13. Jay Stonestreet, 24, 1807 Highland


Ave. No. 2, weapons under disability, trafficking in drugs at 1807 Highland Ave., July 9. Morgan Washington, 22, 2704 E. Tower Drive No. 210, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 13. Sherie Moulton, 23, 1000 Sycamore St., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 20. Dayna Campbell, 20, 1000 Sycamore St., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 20.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Laptop valued at $1,000 taken from vehicle in garage at 8380 Susanwoods Court, July 12. Tool shed broken into at 11712 Woodwind Drive, July 28.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle window broken at 10147 Elmfield Drive, July 11. Car keyed in the lot at Sam’s Club at 9520 Fields Ertel Ave., July 16.


Jewelry valued at $400 taken at 10247 Meadowknoll Drive, July 15. Wallet taken from car at 11528 Symmes Sate Lane, July 17. Wallet taken from car at 11528 Symmes Sate Lane, July 17. Wallet taken from car at 11528 Symmes Sate Lane, July 17. Wallet taken from car at 11528 Symmes Sate Lane, July 17. Reported at 8675 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 1. Flat screen TV taken at 8382 Patrilla Lane, July 20.


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Loveland Girl Scout earns Gold Award Loveland Girl Scout Suzy Culbertson has earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts. Often compared to the Eagle Scout Rank in Boy Scouts, the Gold Award is attained by only about 5 percent of all Girl Scouts nationwide. This award symbolizes outstanding accomplishments and a significant time investment in the areas of leadership, career planning, personal development and community service. Culbertson has been in Girl Scouts for 11 years, and is a member of Troop 40726, led by Michelle Dubell. For her Gold Award Project, Culbertson decided to share her knowledge of theater with younger children. “I’ve been involved with theater for four years, and I absolutely love it,” she said. “I thought there were probably a lot of kids who’d want to get into theater too, and a workshop seemed like a good way to help them get started.” Culbertson contacted the


For her Gold Award Project, Suzy Culberttson decided to share her knowledge of theater with younger children. She created this booklet for the theater workship, which includes detailed auditioning tips, websites for local theaters and theater camps, and information from area businesses that teach theater skills. board of The Loveland Stage Company, with whom

she has performed in numerous shows, and received permission to conduct her workshop at Culbertson their theater. She then began to develop the curriculum for the workshop. “I’ve been to a lot of theater camps and workshops,” she said, “and one thing I noticed is that none of them spent a lot of time teaching us how to audition. So I wanted to make sure I focused on that.” Other elements of the workshop included acting games, vocal projection exercises, basic dance steps and singing. She enlisted the help of three friends who are also active in theater, Ryann Lally, Alex Schmidt and Leah Slyder. To help the workshop attendees remember everything they had learned, Suzy made a resource booklet for each one to take home. She included detailed auditioning tips, websites for local theaters and the-

ater camps, and information from area businesses that teach theater skills. She donated a CD-Rom to the Stage Company library containing all of the information in the booklet, along with directions to the games, dance steps and vocal projection exercises, so they could be used as resources for future workshops. Culbertson has already seen some positive results from her workshop. Five of the attendees auditioned for the Loveland Stage Company’s Summer Children’s Workshop production of “The Music Man Junior,” and all five were cast in the show. “They’re all doing great,” said Culbertson, who was also cast in the show as “Alma Hix.” “They’re having so much fun, and

they’re learning a lot, too.” Culbertson’s parents, Steve and Alice Culbertson, believe that she has also learned a lot of skills through theater, including teamwork, self-confidence, time management, and a strong work ethic. “She’s learned what it takes to work really hard to achieve something,” Alice said. “There are always lots of kids trying out for a few parts, and she knows that if she wants a certain role, she has to do a lot of work in advance to prepare for auditions.” Culbertson will be a senior at Loveland High School in the fall. Along with entering her 12th year of Girl Scouts, She is also a member of the Loveland High School National Honor Society, academic team, science olympiad team and Thespi-

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HILTON HEAD. Sea Pines. Deluxe 3rd flr, 2 BR unit overlooking the 9th green. Avaliable weeks of Oct 9-16 & Oct 16-23. $550/week. Contact owner, 419-334-3270

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