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Indian Hill High School Theater put on another amazing performance under the direction of Lisa Harris, choreographer Jay Goodlet and musical director Phil Clary. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a musical comedy about a Skid Row flower shop employee and his blood-thirsty plant. SEE LIFE, B1

Under the caps

A look at the names and faces involved in local high school graduations. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

Resurrection story

Tony Cole of Montgomery has come to see it this way: The last time his “first” son Anthony spoke, the boy turned to a friend on the Sycamore Junior High School playground, said “I don’t have a pulse” and fell to the ground. The first time Cole’s “second” son Anthony spoke, it was 16 months later. Anthony was watching the Rams cheerleaders performing at the Super Bowl on television and said, “Yeah baby!” SEE STORY, A3

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Loveland-Madeira Road will be closed starting Wednesday, June 15, as the second phase of the road widening project begins. Phase two includes a deep excavation for storm pipe replacement that will close Loveland-Madeira Road between Humphrey Road and Morgans Trace Drive until June 30. SEE STORY, A2

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Sycamore awards contract to demolish Maple Dale school By Jeanne Houck

Oh, the horror!


BLUE ASH – A Hooven, Ohio, company has been awarded a $270,000 contract to demolish Maple Dale Elementary School and prepare the site on Hagewa Drive in Blue Ash for a new school. The winning bid recently accepted by the Board of Education of the Sycamore Community Schools was submitted by Selhorst Equipment Services and was the lowest bid of seven submitted. The highest bid was $445,000. The Selhorst contract of $268,190 falls just below the $300,000 Sycamore educators estimated the work would cost. It

will be financed with a 0.61-mill bond issue voters approved last November to rebuild the school for $17.5 million. Maple Dale’s existing gymnasium will be incorporated into the new school because the gymnasium is newer than the rest of the school – most of which was built in 1959. The school board asked voters to approve the bond issue after the Ohio School Facilities Commission inspected Maple Dale and determined that 18 of 23 mechanical and structural systems – including the school’s plumbing, roof and heating and air-conditioning systems – needed to be replaced or repaired. The bond issue will cost home-


Here’s a drawing of what the new Maple Dale Elementary School campus in Blue Ash will look like when it opens in the fall of 2013. owners an additional $18.18 annually per $100,000 of their homes’ market value. The school board also decided last fall to construct a $2.1 million building next to the new Maple Dale Elementary School to house district offices – most of which are now in a facility on Cooper Road in Blue Ash. The building for district offices will be funded by a certificate of participation paid for with the dis-

trict’s cash reserve and partially offset by the sale of the current district offices. Construction of the new Maple Dale – which will house about 500 students in kindergarten through fourth-grade – and the new district offices is set to begin in spring of 2012. Both buildings are to open in the fall of 2013.

Tudor home graces ornament Grand Oaks house built in 1928 By Jeanne Houck

MONTGOMERY – Recent storms sent a century-old oak tree crashing through the roof of a home at 10451 Grand Oaks Lane in Montgomery, but it did no structural damage. Which is good news for many reasons – not the least of which is that the house graces the 2011 landmark ornament just issued by the Montgomery Landmarks Commission. The Tudor-style house was built in 1928 and has a steeply pitched roof, front gable with gable dormers, groups of divided windows, a large brick chimney and exposed timber work, said Frank Davis, Montgomery’s community development director. Davis said the house is known by many as the Stix/Durbrow House, based on previous owners, and the Creekwood Manor.

The home of Bianca and John Beary is featured on Montgomery’s 2011 landmark ornament. Bianca and John Beary have owned the house for 14 years and say it was a wonderful place to rear their four children. When they first moved in, Bianca Beary said, they repaired

the roof, got a working furnace, improved the kitchen and pulled up a lot of carpeting to reveal the hardwood floors. John Beary said he appreciates the fact that the house is histori-


cally important, being one of the first homes built in suburbia as cars were becoming common. Montgomery City Council

See TUDOR on page A2

Top schools may get more in budget Community Press Staff Report If the Ohio Senate has its way, school district rates excellent or excellent with distinction will get more money in the state’s next education budget. The version of the budget introduced by Senate Republicans and expected to be voted on last week, calls for a financial reward for districts who rate in the top two academic categories on the

Ohio Report Card. A final budget will be approved by June 30. The Senate version allots $6.3 billion in basic aid to Ohio’s 614 school districts. The Senate’s boost in state aid ensures every district will get as much basic aid as they did in 2011. The Senate proposal takes the unusual step of rewarding districts for academic achievement. Top-rated districts that have

earned Ohio Report Card ratings of excellent or excellent with distinction will receive a financial reward of $17 per student, or a total of $14 million statewide next fiscal year and $14 million in 2013 under the Senate version. Districts rated below excellent will get no extra money. School administrators generally welcome the money, but some say it does not come close to replacing money the districts have lost in

the past few years. The Sycamore Community Schools are rated excellent with distinction. Erika Daggett, chief information officer for the district, said school officials would welcome any additional funds. “We appreciate that the Senate has acknowledged our academic achievement in this tough budget

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declared it an official landmark in 1994, as noted on a plaque mounted on the front of the home. “Surely the largest house in the city when it was built – 6,500 square feet – it represents the period when wealthy people were first able to move away from downtown and streetcar lines to the suburbs due to the advent of the automobile,” said Montgomery’s Davis. “In fact, the house features a three-car side entry garage, making it the only Montgomery landmark originally constructed with an attached garage.” This is the 15th year the Montgomery Landmarks Commission has hired Barker Ornaments of Oxford to make the landmark ornaments. The ornaments cost $7 a piece, $12 for two and $90 for a complete set. Proceeds help Montgomery maintain city-owned landmarks

By Amanda Hopkins

Loveland-Madeira Road will be closed starting Wednesday, June 15, as the second phase of the road widening project begins. Phase two includes a deep excavation for storm pipe replacement that will close Loveland-Madeira Road between Humphrey Road and Morgans Trace Drive until June 30. Symmes Township administrator Brian Elliff said he is talking with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office about having deputies working traffic


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cycle,” Daggett said. “In the senate version just introduced, Sycamore will still lose at least $2.4 million in 2011-12 and $3.9 million in 2012-13 in federal stimulus funds, along with tangible personal property tax and electric deregulation reimbursements, so we don’t anticipate funding new initiatives. “The reward is about one-tenth of one percent of our operating budget.” Daggett said Sycamore works hard to meet the needs of students, which translates into a high rating. “At Sycamore, we are very proud of the rigor of our instructional program at all grade levels,” Daggett said. “Using state standards as the foundation of our curriculum, our teachers are focused on the needs of their students and provide intervention, remediation and extension where


Montgomery’s 2011 landmark ornament features a home on Grand Oaks Lane. buildings. The ornaments are sold

at city hall on Montgomery Road and at city events.

required. “We examine a variety of data each spring so that teachers can begin the school year with a clear idea of the academic needs of their students. “In those cases where students require extra time or instruction, teams of teachers work collaboratively to provide both the instruction and the progress monitoring to ensure that students will be able to meet or exceed academic proficiency,” Daggett said. “Sycamore has been fortunate to see our overall value added scores consistently be above expected growth.” The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District will receive $34,032 in fiscal year 2012 and $33,831 in fiscal year 2013 as part of the budget rewards for high-achieving school districts. Assistant Superintendent Mark Ault said it would be premature to speculate on how budget dollars the district hasn’t received yet would be used.

“The projected dollar amount is less than 0.1 percent of our annual budget,” Ault said. Ault said the high rating is maintained by teachers continuously focusing their instruction and monitoring student growth through assessments. “Annually, we analyze our data by grade level, subject area and student to determine areas of opportunity for improvement,” he said. The bill also restores oversight of charter schools and will provide money for parents to get out-of-district services for their children with disabilities. For instance, a parent can have their child educated through a specialist or a specialty program elsewhere in the region if they aren’t happy with their public school’s program. “We’re trying to reward excellence,” said Senate President Tom Niehaus, RNew Richmond, in a news conference. “People would have loved to have given them more, but the money wasn’t there.”

BRIEFLY SymmesFest begins Friday at Symmes Park

The annual SymmesFest is returning to Symmes Township this summer. The festival will be from 6

p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, June 16; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, June 17, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Symmes Park on Lebanon Road. Bands will perform each

night at 7 p.m. Never Enuff will play on Thursday night, Chrome will play on Friday and Hot Wax plays on Saturday. The festival will also feature rides, games and food.

Admission is free and there is lots of parking at the park and along Lebanon Road. There will be shuttles available at several locations along Lebanon Road.




Chief Otto Huber said his department has a mutual agreement with the Indian Hill Fire Department for them to provide coverage south of Humphrey Road during the road closure. Huber said the LovelandSymmes Fire Department will also provide coverage on Indian Hill emergency calls when needed. The road will be closed until June 30. The entire project, which includes the road widening at the State Route 126 and LovelandMadeira Road intersection, retaining walls, upgrading the storm sewer system, widening of Hopewell Road and lengthening the left turn lanes onto the Interstate 275 ramps, is expected to be completed by Nov. 18, weather permitting.

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2003 – Weller House c. 1807 on Cooper Road 2002 – Pioneer Building c. 1818 on Montgomery Road 2001 – Crain-Conklin House c. 1820 on Montgomery Road 2000 – Yost Tavern c. 1805 on Cooper Road 1999 – Universalist Church c. 1837 on Montgomery Road 1998 – Wilder-Swaim House c. 1832 on Cooper Road 1997 – HopewellMontgomery Presbyterian Church c. 1829 on Shelly Lane




Construction crews are out along Loveland-Madeira Road in Symmes Township. A portion of the road between Morgans Trace Drive and Humphrey Road will be closed starting June 15.


Here are the landmarks featured on past ornaments: 2010 – Mason House c. 1861 on Montgomery Road 2009 – Pure Oil Gas Station c. 1930s on Shelly Lane 2008 – James Ayres House c. 1820 on Montgomery Road 2007 – Bell House c. 1825 on Montgomery Road 2006 – Former city hall c. 1925 on Cooper Road 2005 – Snider House c.1817 on Cooper Road 2004 – Blair-Barker House c. 1875 on Remington Avenue

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‘Resurrecting Anthony’ – learning tough life lessons By Jeanne Houck

“My first son had effectively died on the playground. That Anthony was never coming back.”

MONTGOMERY – Tony Cole of Montgomery has come to see it this way: The last time his “first” son Anthony spoke, the boy turned to a friend on the Sycamore Junior High School playground, said “I don’t have a pulse” and fell to the ground. The first time Cole’s “second” son Anthony spoke, it was 16 months later. Anthony was watching the Rams cheerleaders performing at the Super Bowl on television and said, “Yeah baby!” That was progress for Anthony, who’d gone from a bright, active 12-year-old to a young man in a wheelchair with trouble thinking, talking and moving. Anthony had suffered a heart attack at the school in Blue Ash that day in September 1998 due to WolffParkinson-White Syndrome – a congenital condition in which the heart beats rapidly because of an extra electrical pathway between the heart’s upper and lower chambers. Tony Cole and his wife, Linda, did not know their son had the syndrome – or that the syndrome even existed. Paramedics were able to shock Anthony back to life, but in the meantime his brain was damaged by a lack of oxygen. Thirteen years later, Anthony’s parents have written a book about their family’s experience called, “Resurrecting Anthony: A True Story of Courage &

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ure out how they might adapt in difficult circumstances and commit to keeping their families together,” Linda Cole said. Tony Cole said it took him a long time to realize that, “My first son had effectively died on the playground. That Anthony was never coming back. “I am no longer on a mission to make Anthony as he was before,” Cole said. “I have come to love my second son, accepting his disabilities.” Tony Cole said he’s also come to realize that the way

Anthony now lives his life is a lesson for him and anybody else watching. Living like Anthony, Tony Cole said, is “to live in this particular moment in time, to focus on loving and connecting with those important before they are taken from us. “Or we, from them.” To learn more about the book or to buy it, visit The Coles are donating 10 percent of all profits to the Freestore Foodbank in downtown Cincinnati.



Linda and Tony Cole are co-authors of “Resurrecting Anthony, A True Story of Courage & Destination,” a book about their son, Anthony, who suffered a heart attack and brain injury when he was 12. He went on to graduate from Sycamore High School. Destination.” The book describes Anthony’s and his family’s struggles and triumphs to get him to the point that he was able to graduate in 2008 from Sycamore High School in Montgomery with the help of educators from the Sycamore Community Schools and a special education plan. “From my role as a district support person, I had the privilege across time of seeing and experiencing their commitment to establishing goals, setting priorities and ensuring that if they couldn’t ‘fix’ Anthony, they could continue to create joy and provide quality

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Traffic from I-71 northbound at the Field Ertel Road exit often is heavy and occasionally backs up on to the interstate. project,” he said. “We were getting kind of bogged down in some of the bureaucracy inside of Columbus.” Warren County Engineer Neil Tunison said ODOT’s district office was helpful when they recognized the project’s importance. He said there were technical issues that were easily resolved. ODOT District 8 spokesman Sharon Smigielski said Warren County made the revisions that were asked.


“It’s a process,” she said. Warren County will bid on the $1.6 million project Tuesday, Young said. Tunison said work will begin in July, with the project hopefully done by the middle of November. Motorists shouldn’t see any delays because of the work. Tunison said if there are any lane closures, those will happen after 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. He said there might be certain times where officials have to make daytime lane closures but those will be for short



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periods. He said officials hope to alleviate of a lot of the traffic delays by doing a lot of the work at night. The project will use a mixture of funds from Warren County, Hamilton County and the state. The area is on the border of Warren and Hamilton counties. Other projects are in the works that will also help ease congestion that sometimes sees traffic back out onto I-71 during rush hour. ODOT will oversee a $1.5 million project to improve traffic signals in the area. Tunison said bids will be opened on June 16 for that, with officials anticipating work beginning later this summer. Completion date would be the summer of 2012. The 21 traffic signals are on Mason-Montgomery Road, Fields Ertel Road and Escort Drive. “We hope that it’ll have a very marked improvement . ... You never really know

until you’ve done all these improvements,” he said. Tunison said the northbound lane and ODOT’s traffic signalization project should really help to alleviate but may not eliminate the big backup on I-71. Another project involves extending the northbound exit ramp, which is where the most noticeable backups are. Tunison said bids will be opened in January 2014 for that, with construction probably starting that spring. He said the work will take a least one construction season and might go into the next one. The work is a state project, costing around $6 million. Tunison said peak times and locations are mornings northbound on MasonMontgomery Road, a noon peak southbound on Mason-Montgomery and an afternoon peak westbound on Fields Ertel Road. Problems also happen during the weekend.

New bank could fill empty lot in Kenwood By Amanda Hopkins

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP - The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees and First Financial Bank are continuing to work on traffic flow problems before an agreement is reached on building a new bank. Trustee President Tom Weidman said he is concerned about drivers making left-hand turns into the lot at 7735 Montgomery Road in Kenwood and does not want to cause back-ups in the parking lot which is adjacent to Redstone, a building that houses several companies, including Gyro : HSR. K4 Architecture and First Financial Bank are proposing a 4,133 square-foot building with four drivethru lanes and an ATM. Planning and Zoning Administrator Greg Bickford said the site makes it difficult to create a good traffic flow without making “pinch points.” 'There is something wrong with this site that we have to overcome,” Bickford said. The trustees said they would like the officials from K4 Architecture to continue looking at other alternatives for entrances and exits for the bank. The color of the bank is also up for debate with the proposal including a bright yellow hue, the main color used in the First Financial Bank logo. Weidman said he wants


Location of proposed First Financial Bank at 7735 Montgomery Road.

More from Sycamore The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees is expected to vote on a resolution for bids on a new traffic light on Kenwood Road. Planning and zoning administrator Greg Bickford said the total bid came back around $250,000. The traffic light will connect Kenwood Place to Kenwood Towne Center. The money contributed from the township will cover costs for construction in the right-ofway. Bickford said township Law Director Doug Miller will review the bids and have a recommendation for the trustees at the June 2 meeting. a new building that would compliment the adjacent Redstone development and other buildings in the Kenwood area. The trustees scheduled another public hearing for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, to continue discussions on the site.

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Ursuline graduates receive scholarships, special awards mony. The Senior Scholar Awards (the top three seniors in the class) were awarded to Claire Barrett of Madeira, Carolyn Johnson of Colerain Township and Jacqueline Ruggiero of Blue Ash. The Archbishop McNicholas Memorial Gold Medal Award – Outstanding Girl of the Year – was awarded to Barrett for her scholastic achievement, service to others and Christian ideals. The Christian Leadership Award, which is given to a gradu-

ate who demonstrates Gospel values in her personal and school community life, was awarded to Michelle Spotts of Loveland. The Centennial Spirit Award, which is given to a graduate who best exemplifies the spirit of Ursuline with her generosity, service, attitude and overall demeanor, was awarded to Komal Safdar of Mason. The graduation address was delivered by Bethany Kaylor of Liberty Township, who was chosen by her class.

St. Xavier High School names award winners at graduation The St. Xavier High School class of 2011 celebrated its commencement exercises June 2 and several students earned special recognition. Taylor Luiso (45140) earned the Senior Scholar Award for the top academic average in his class at 98.520 percent. Luiso also won the departmental religious education achievement award. Other department awards went to Matt Devine (45140) in biology, Rob Marshall (45241) in chemistry, Brian Thompson (45247) in community service, Craig Wolfer (45069) in computer


science, Timothy Hankins (45231) in French, Grant Bisher (45140) in German, Chris Irwin (45014) in health/physical education, Andrew McLaughlin Luiso (45213) in Latin, Nick Augspurger (45140) in math, Andrew Aronow (45242) in music, Jake Daggett (45244) in performing arts, Alex Lewis (45238) in physics, Chris Benson (45247) in social studies, Zach Tasset (45233) in Spanish and

J.D. Jansen (45238) in visual arts. Daggett took the Rev. Joseph Brennan S.J. Award as the senior with best potential to be an Augspurger excellent teacher. Devine won the St. Francis Xavier Service Award. McLauglin was the D. Charles Farrell Memorial Leadership Award winner. Kevin Wegman (45052) won the Jesuit Secondary Education Association Award.

Moeller High presented the graduation class of 2011 at its 48th commencement exercises May 19 at Landmark Auditorium in Evendale. Including four foreign exchange students, Moeller graduated 224 “Men of Moeller,” as parents, family, friends, faculty and staff, were present to salute a class that not only excelled in the classroom, but excelled outside of the classroom and served the broader community as well. The class of 2011 includes valedictorian Michael Lynch. Lynch is the son of Mike and Colleen Lynch of Madeira. He will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Class salutatorian is Jack Schlueter. he is the son of Mark and Sue Schlueter of Sycamore Township. Schlueter will attend the University of Dayton. Lynch and Schlueter are joined by their classmates as they begin their next chapter in their educational life. Graduates are attending universities and colleges around the United States with many received both academic and athletic scholarships. A list of academic awards and scholarships:

Special awards

Valedictorian – Michael Lynch Salutatorian – Jacob Schlueter Man of Moeller Award – Charles Fiessinger This award is presented to a member of the graduating class who best exemplifies the type of graduate Moeller aims to develop: a student who demonstrates good character, a solid spiritual life shared with members of the community, academic excellence, a willingness to give service, and participation in all types of school activities. The Blessed Father Chaminade Service Award – Nicholas Lefke This award is presented to the student who, in countless ways, has given service to the school, service to his church, service to the community, and service to the larger civic community. In addition, the student demonstrated leadership in service activities and programs. Gold Shield Award – Jacob Schlueter The Alumni Association presents this award to a member of the graduating class who exemplifies good character, a solid spiritual life, academic excellence, a willingness to serve, and participation in various school activities.

Academic Department Awards

(Four Years of Excellence) Art/Photography – Michael Uckotter Business/Computer – Thomas Hickey Business/Computer – Lynch Jacob Schlueter English – Mark Dalga Health/Physical education – Aaron Glassmeyer Mathematics – Lucas Agricola Music – Ryan Logan Religion – Jacob Schlueter Science – Jacob Schlueter – Schlueter Social Studies – Joseph Tull World Languages – Jacob Schlueter World Languages – Ross Geiger – John Massarella Award – Daniel O’Bryan,

President’s Education Award

(Four years of first honors each quarter0 Lucas Agricola, Mark Dalga, Dominic Geraci, Samuel Knudson, Daniel Lang, Michael Lynch, Daniel O’Bryan, Jacob Schlueter, Matthew Woebkenberg, Michael Zoller

Ohio Award of Merit

(Four years of first honors, or a combination of first and second honors, and three credits in a foreign language.) Lucas Agricola, Brendan Holmes, Daniel O’Bryan, William Alexander, Kevin Holtel, James Rogan, Alexander Barlow, Michael Irwin, James Schirmer, Michael Burkart, Nikolas James, Jacob Schlueter, Kevin Burwinkel, Leo Kessler, Lawrence Sherman, Logan Crowe, Samuel Knudson, Timothy Spanagel, Mark Dalga, Daniel Lang, Sam Speyer, Oliver Englehart, Gregory Leksan, Ryan Staun, Charles Fiessinger, Andrew Long, Joseph Tull, Ross Geiger, Marshal Luning, Cody Wacker, Dominic Geraci, Michael Lynch, Brendan Walsh, Austin Grogan, Tyler Monger, Matthew Woebkenberg, Anthony Hall, William Naber, Michael Wright, Jonathan Hanes, Tyler Norris, Michael Zoller, Nickolaus Herweh – –

Four years of honors

(Four years of second honors or a combination of first and second honors each quarter) Michael Abeln, Nickolaus Herweh, William Naber, William Alexander, Brendan Holmes, Tyler Norris, Alexander Barlow, Kevin Holtel, James Rogan, Michael Burkart, Michael Irwin, James Schirmer, Kevin Burwinkel, Nikolas James, Lawrence Sherman, Logan Crowe, Leo Kessler, Timothy Spanagel, Stephen Diciero, Alexander Land, Sam Speyer, Oliver Englehart, Nicholas Lefke, Ryan Staun, Charles Fiessinger, Gregory Leksan, Joseph Tull, Hayden Frey, Andrew Long, Cody Wacker, Ross Geiger, Marshal Luning, Brendan Walsh, Austin Grogan, Patrick McWilliams, Maxwell Watkins, Anthony Hall, Tyler Monger, Michael Wright, Jonathan Hanes.

St. Xavier award winners The St. Xavier High School class of 2011 celebrated its commencement exercises June 2 and several students earned special recognition. Other department awards went to Matt Devine in biology, Rob Marshall in chemistry, Brian Thompson in community service, Craig Wolfer in computer science, Timothy Hankins in

French, Grant Bisher in German, Chris Irwin in health/physical education, Andrew McLaughlin in Latin, Nick Augspurger in math, Andrew Aronow in music, Jake Daggett in performing arts, Alex Lewis in physics, Chris Benson in social studies, Zach Tasset in Spanish and J.D. Jansen in visual arts. Daggett took the Rev. Joseph

Brennan S.J. Award as the senior with best potential to be an excellent teacher. Devine won the St. Francis Xavier Service Award. McLauglin was the D. Charles Farrell Memorial Leadership Award winner. Kevin Wegman won the Jesuit Secondary Education Association Award.


Joshua Goldman of Blue Ash was one of 342 undergraduates named to Denison University’s spring 2011 semester dean’s list. Students who achieve dean’s list status have maintained a grade-point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for the semester. Goldman is a member of the Denison class of 2014.


The following students have received scholarships from Xavier University: • Ursuline Academy senior Kayla Boehner has accepted a Chancellor Scholarship. At Ursuline, Boehner is active in dance,

Young Republicans and National Honor Society. The daughter of Jennifer and Jerry Boehner, Kayla plans to enter the Philosophy, Politics and the Public honors program. • Ursuline Academy senior Elizabeth CaJacob has accepted a Dean’s Award. At Ursuline, CaJacob is active in Big Sisters and as class co-president. The daughter of Mrs. Sue and Dr. Daniel CaJacob, Elizabeth plans to major in business. • Ursuline Academy senior Erin Kirby has accepted a Presidential Scholarship. At Ursuline, Kirby is active in swimming, yearbook, video production and photography. The daughter of Patty and Marc Kirby, Erin plans to major in electromic media. • Ursuline Academy senior Kelly McCoy

has received a Buschmann Award. At Ursuline, McCoy is active in music and service. The daughter of Michelle and Alan McCoy, Kelly plans to major in communications. • Moeller High School senior Logan Smyth, of Batavia, has received a Catholic Heritage Grant and a Dean’s Award. At Moeller, Smyth is active in baseball and service. The son of Monica and Steven Smyth, Logan plans to major in pre-med. • Sycamore High School senior Jordan Sonneville has received a Leadership Award. At Sycamore, Sonneville is active in civil air patrol. The son of Nancy and Stephen Sonneville, Jordan plans to major in criminal justice.

CHCA valedictorian

Brett Shackson is Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 2011 valedictorian. The Sycamore Township had perfect scores on the SAT, ACT and two SAT II tests and was named a National Merit Scholar. He plays soccer and is part of the audition-only electric jazz orchestra at the school. Shackson will attend Cornell University in the fall to study chemical engineering. PROVIDED

SCHOOL NOTES Ursuline student earns spot in prestigious program

Ursuline Academy junior Tatiana Tomley, of Anderson Township, is one of 56 high school


Lynch, Schlueter lead 48th Moeller graduating class

From left: Ursuline Academy President Sharon Redmond, graduation address speaker Bethany Kaylor, Christian Leadership Award recipient Michelle Spotts, Senior Scholar Awards Recipient Jacqueline Ruggiero, Claire Barrett and Carolyn Johnson, Centennial Spirit Award recipient Komal Safdar and Principal Thomas Barhorst.

Ursuline Academy celebrated its 162 seniors as they received their diplomas at the school's commencement exercises May 24 in the school gymnasium. The school congratulates the entire Class of 2011 for their spirit, service and scholarships. Their efforts were rewarded this year with 85 percent of the class earning more than $19 million in college scholarships. In addition, there were several special awards given at the cere-


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girls recently named as Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars for 2011. These students, selected among a record number of applicants throughout the Midwest, will receive partial and full scholarships for pre-college summer study at Ivy League

and equivalent campuses this summer. The pre-college programs at these institutions provide valuable experiences to high school students aspiring to earn an undergraduate acceptance at a highly competitive college or university.

The Foundation evaluates scholarship applicants for exceptional academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to pursuit of rigorous undergraduate programs, and leadership excellence in extracurricular and community activities.

At this time Tomley believes she will attend Brown this summer, but is not sure in which program she will study.



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CHCA shortstop Jacob Banks (left) was third on the Eagles with a .413 average to go along with 18 RBI. CHCA finished second in the Miami Valley Conference Scarlet Division with 16-7 record and finished fifth in the Enquirer Division II-IV Coaches’ Poll.


CHCA hurler Mackenzie Bergh went 6-3 with a 2.03 for the Eagles during the 2011 campaign. The Eagles finished third in the Miami Valley Conference Scarlet with a 7-6 record.

The sports of spring NICK DUDUKOVICH/STAFF

CHCA’s James Stagnaro (left) and Ryan Hartsig (right) stop a Summit attacker during an Eagles game April 13. The 2011 season marked the first year that lacrosse was sanctioned by CHCA. The Eagles competed at the Division II level of the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association.



Ursuline senior long jumper Marisol Mason, pictured in the Coaches' Classic April 8, took fourth place in the GGCL championships with a fourth-place finish, May 13.

Right fielder Blake Bolling makes a diving play for for the Aves in a game against Oak Hills, May 12. The Aves went 11-9 during the season and finished in fourth in the Greater Miami Conference standings.


Sycamore senior Justin Murray recorded a throw of 55 feet, 8 and one-quarter inch in the shot put at the Division I state championships to place sixth overall, June 4.



Ursuline senior high jumper Pam Showman qualified for her fourth consecutive state tournament in Columbus. Showman finished ninth with a mark of 5 feet, 4 inches.

Sycamore High School senior Adam Reinhart advanced to the Division I state tennis championship tournament after posting a record 24-6 record during the regular season at No. 1 singles. The Aves edged out Mason to secure the Greater Miami Conference Championship with a 17-3 team record.


Sycamore High School lacrosse seniors (from left), Alyssa Greco (Belmont Abbey College), Faith Koehne (College of Mount St. Joseph), Marissa Merk (Robert Morris University), and Emily Bell (Indiana Tech) signed letters of intent this spring to continue their careers at the college level. The team finished its season with a 12-7 record and advanced to the Division I regional final, losing to Upper Arlington, 20-11, May 26.


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Blaming someone else only adds fuel to problem These are trying times for motorists. Even those who are not in poverty seek to find a better price for the dreaded next fillup. The rhetoric that comes out of the “political class” is very instructive. No one wants to take the blame for the high price of gasoline. It is easy to blame someone else. Ah, it is those rotten speculators! Well, before you buy into that poor excuse, you have to consider that the speculators merely anticipate price fluctuations and buy or sell based on anticipated supply and demand. They are actually a moderating factor that keeps prices fairly stable in a normal market.

In the end, it is supply and demand that mostly determines prices. The falling value of our dollar due to the government Edward Levy printing money Community to keep up with Press guest our debt is also factor. columnist a major This causes our suppliers to demand more money since the value of the dollar has fallen. Since our government has refused to allow the needed additional domestic production we are at the mercy of foreign suppliers

CH@TROOM June 8 questions

Do you believe cell phones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT? “Short answer: no. There are documented cases for DDT. So far I have not seen one case of cancer directly related to cell phone usage. This ‘study’ seems to get brought up every five to 10 years. Maybe Ma Bell is trying to fight the competition?” J.K. “This is a recurring question from the 1980s. There was a lot of scientific study years ago. There was litigation over it as well. “The weight of the evidence is that there is plenty of science that supports no connection. With every disputed issue you will have naysayers. This is not a new issue. “I think it is significant that several decades have passed sine the initial question was raised. Why again, now? “Some scientist writes an article and goes on the lecture circuit. Money encourages folks to recirculate issues for profit. My take? It would take a lot of RF (radio frequency) power to cause harm. “We are surrounded by RF energy from microwave ovens and other devices. How about routers that are used with computers ? They put out RF energy too.” J.S.D. “I completely feel that cell phones will and do have a large impact on our brain. How could they not? “The high frequency that they operate at going up against our our electric center and soft tissues it is only a matter of time before cellular change occurs. “I would not put it in the same category as a pesticide however. They are completely different forms of pathogens.” Gretchen F. “The world is full of risks, but some of us don’t seem to be able to find enough to worry about so we focus on threats from things things that only seem to have a very remote possibility of harming us. “A few years ago lots of folks were afraid of high-tension power lines, fluoride in the water and the risks flue shots. Now it is cell phones. “Get a life and start worrying about things that really threaten you. Wear your seat belt, don’t

Next questions Symmes Township trustees approved changing street signs to white-on-blue and including the Symmes Township logo on the signs. The current street signs are green. Do you think this is a good decision by the township? Why or why not? Should teachers be allowed to defend themselves against aggressive students? Why or why not? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a questions that they can reply to via email. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. smoke, drink less alcohol, work toward a healthy weight, eat more healthy food, and use sunscreen. “Worry about the things that will kill you today, not the ones that have little or no scientific evidence to support the threat.” F.S.D.

Which summer event in your community are you most looking forward to? Why? No responses.

June 1 questions

Should the Sycamore school district continue with its plans to build a new central office/administrative building near Maple Dale Elementary? Why or why not? “Yes! Sycamore should build a new Central Office now because the cost of construction has gone down during the last four years, making now an opportune time to build while saving money. In addition, the construction crews and equipment will already be on the site building the new Maple Dale Elementary School, which will result in additional savings. “Currently, members of the Central Office administrative staff are located in three different locations within the school district – it has to be challenging for the school district to operate in an efficient manner given this situation. “If you have been to the current Central Office, you can see the facility is outdated, rundown and cramped with no room to grow, resulting in difficult working conditions. What an excellent opportunity to build a Central Office that will improve efficiencies and community accessibility. This will benefit our school district for years to come.” C.C.

for a major part of our supply. Among the other costs of this insanity is the fact that included in the cost of our gasoline is the shipping expenses that are involved in bringing the crude oil here and getting gasoline from coastal refineries to distant consumers. Obviously, domestic production would reduce prices through competition and decreased transport costs. Even more importantly, it would create much needed jobs. That would start the economy on a major sustained recovery. Sadly, it seems that both the Dumbocrats and the Repugnicants would rather play for political advantage than actually solve

problems by mutual agreement. It is much easier to blame the other party for your own failures. I had my own personal initiation into accepting blame. My college swim coach had a favorite saying before a tough swim meet. He said that we should always make our excuses before the race. What that really meant was that if we were not prepared and ready to perform at our best (or perhaps even better) we would not be able to make up an excuse later. It was a learning experience that we carried through life. If our politicians performed their functions as a team we would not have as many problems with the economy.

Another way of looking at blame is that when you point a finger at someone, you should notice that there are three fingers pointing back at you! So, take a look at those three fingers. Do you combine trips? I often see cars idling in parking lots with the driver talking on a cell phone. Do you race to get to the next stoplight? Maybe you are part of the problem you hate. The gas and money you waste can be better put to use by someone else. The money you save may even provide a better life in your future if you use it wisely. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

Home foreclosure increase brings out scam artists Foreclosure remains a risk for many Hamilton County homeowners, especially in light of ongoing unemployment, increasing consumer prices, and falling home values. Because of the stress and potential embarrassment of dealing with their financial problems, some become vulnerable to mortgage rescue scams that appear to offer solutions, but are actually rip-offs. As part of our outreach services, Housing Opportunities Made Equal provides free one-on-one consultations as well as free educational sessions to community organizations in an effort to counteract this misinformation. Bill Hanks, HOME foreclosure prevention counselor, has seen far too many scam victims. As an example, he cited a recent client who thought he had hired an attorney to help him restructure his loan for a lower monthly payment. Indeed the agency title had “attorney” in its name. Its representatives sent him official looking documents and required a $3,000 fee to secure their services. He followed their instructions and paid the $3,000. Soon thereafter, the man was served with a foreclosure notice. He wondered what had gone wrong and began trying to contact the firm. It was nowhere to be found. “Sadly, that’s the standard pattern,” Bill said. Because of the proliferation of such scams, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Elizabeth Brown Community Press guest columnist

recently released an alert about six indications of a loan modification scammer: • Upfront fees – Advisers who seek fees in advance to negotiate with your lender usually just take your money, disappear and do little or nothing to help save

your home. • Bogus guarantees – Legitimate counselors will try their very best to help you, but no counselor has the power to modify your loan or stop the foreclosure. • Redirected payments – Make your mortgage payments only to your lender. Scammers say to pay them instead, taking your money and putting you further behind. • Misleading documents – If you’re pushed to sign something without reading it or understanding it, stop. You could be giving away your home. • TMI (Too Much Information) – Share financial information only with your lender or a local nonprofit counseling agency – never over the phone or online. • “Government” Tag – Be cautious with anyone claiming to act on behalf of the government. Odds are, they’re bogus. If you or someone you know is facing financial hardship and

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POLITICALLY SPEAKING economic recovery and lower unemployment requires new, progrowth policies.”

Reaction from local lawmakers to issues in the news:

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.1 percent in May: “These numbers are discouraging. I just hope they serve as a wake-up call to the Obama Administration and those in Congress who refuse to move forward on common sense ideas to get the economy going and create jobs. “Not only is the unemployment rate going up again, but the number of long-term unemployed increased by 361,000 to 6.2 million Americans. These are families, not statistics, and we need to do all that we can to help get


U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, near the U.S. Senate Chambers. them back to work. “The big government approach of more regulations, higher costs of doing business, more government spending and record budget deficits has not worked. A strong

State Sen. Shannon Jones reacts to senate passage of a state budget: “We really only had one choice, and that was reduce spending or raise taxes. We weren’t going to ask Ohio families to pay more in this economy, so we made some difficult choices and worked to bring some much needed fiscal responsibility back to Columbus. At the same time, we also tried to mitigate the extent of the changes by placing our limited resources in the areas of most importance, particularly the education and wellbeing of our children.”

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Indian Hill High School’s 2011 production of “Little Shop of Horrors” included Paul Kim as Mr. Muschnik, Zach Whittington as Seymour, and Audrey Ballish as Audrey.




Indian Hill High School Theater put on another amazing performance under the direction of Lisa Harris, choreographer Jay Goodlet and musical director Phil Clary. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a musical comedy about a Skid Row flower shop employee and his

blood-thirsty plant. At first, this unusual plant brings attention and fortune to Seymour, but at quite a price. Some folks are sacrificed to the plant, but always in the most dramatic and delightful way. Zach Whittington skillfully portrayed down-on-his-luck Seymour who pleads with the plant to “Grow For Me” and has a power-

ful duet with Audrey Ballish in “Suddenly Seymour.” Audrey (as Audrey) dazzled the audience with her rendition of “Somewhere That’s Green.” Scene-stealer Paul Kim, made Mr. Mushnik come alive with his comedic flair and had the crowd rolling when he was (melo)dramatically swallowed by the plant. And about that plant….the

Audrey 2 flesh-eating plant was personified by the rich voice of Animaesh Manglik (watch out Michael Buble!) The Do-Wap Girls – Indian Hill’s version of the 1960’s Ronettes, sang, danced and narrated throughout. Special crowd-pleaser was senior Alex Sneider in the role of the sadistic, nitrous oxide-loving dentist. He played his role with per-

Zach Whittington portrays Seymour and Audrey Ballish plays Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors.”


fection and wowed the audience with “Dentist” and “It’s Just the Gas.” He has had a stellar career in Indian Hill Theater with many lead roles and proved his star status yet again in his final role at Indian Hill High School.

Alex Sneider and Zach Whittington perform in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Audrey Ballish, Zach Whittington and Alex Sneider perform.



Singing are Sarah Lowe, Nicole Taylor, Maggie Fritz, Jillian Skale, Rigby Wilkins, Emily Hooker, Allison Dammeyer, and Zach Whittington.

IH play leaves ’em laughing By Tracey Skale


Zach Whittingtons and Paul Kim ham it up.

Paul Kim, playing Mr. Mushnik, gets eaten by Audrey II the plant as Zach Whittington reacts.

The Do- Wap Girls – Emily Hooker, Jillian Skale and Sarah Lowe – sing their lines.

Alex Sneider, Emily Hooker, Maggie Fritz, Jillian Skale, Rigby Wilkins belt out a number. Alex Sneider, Paul Kim, Audrey Ballish and Zach Whittington perform in “Little Shop of Horrors.”


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Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Exhibit and Sale, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Through June 19. 272-3700; Mariemont.


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road, Proof of Hamilton County residency required. Includes TVs, monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, back-up batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. Program prohibits participation by businesses, churches, schools and non-profits. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Oct. 31. 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Pre- and Post-Natal Water Fitness, 5:306:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Certified instructors lead safe and appropriate exercises in variety of class formats. Doctor’s note required. Ages 18 and up. $45 per month, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery. Teen Cross-Training, 4-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, High-energy workout. Classes taught in boot camp style format using resistance training, spinning and drills. Family friendly. $10, free for members. 985-0900. Montgomery. Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise, 1:302:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Taught by certified Arthritis Foundation instructors. Ages 18 and up. $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery. Spin and Pilates Transformation, 5:156:15 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Exercise program that transforms your whole body and creates a healthier state of mind. Ages 18 and up. $20, $10 members. Reservations required. 985-6742. Montgomery.


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


Eating for Health, 6:30-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn to improve your health and well being through improved nutrition and exercise. With Kathy Haugen, registered dietitian. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery. Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Blue Ash, 9741 Kenwood Road, Free hearing screening and evaluation. Demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid. For seniors. Free. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 248-1944. Blue Ash.

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To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Standard First Aid, 8:30-11:30 a.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Participants learn to recognize and respond appropriately to first aid emergencies. Learn skills needed to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. $40. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash. Standard First Aid with CPR/AED - Adult and Child plus CPR - Infant, 8:30 a.m.3 p.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. $75. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Sycamore Community Band, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Music ranges from marches to classics, from patriotic to pop. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Sycamore Community Band. 247-1330; Montgomery.


Dwayne Perkins, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 7


Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Kroger Symmes Township, 11390 Montgomery Road,Wines from Alexander Valley. $1 per taste.With snacks. $1 per taste. Presented by Kroger Co. 247-7740; Symmes Township.


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


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


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.

Basic Aid Training, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Grades 3-5 learn safety information and first aid procedures for breathing difficulties, bleeding, poisoning, burns, shock and other emergencies. $20. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; www.cincinnatired Blue Ash. Baby Sitter Training, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Learn knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants.Ages 11-15. $40. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Celebrate Summer Concert and Dance Party, 8 p.m.-midnight, Dare to Dance, 11256 Cornell Park Drive No. 500, Music by BlueStone Ivory. Free dance lessons 7-8 p.m. $15. 4078633; Blue Ash.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 8

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Madeira Historical Society Meeting, 1-2 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., “Vintage Advertising: Cincinnati Then and Now,” presented by Ron Breeden. Free. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 369-6028. Madeira. EDUCATION

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


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


The Sycamore Community Band will perform from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road. Music ranges from marches to classics, from patriotic to pop. Bring seating. The concert is free. For more information, call 247-1330, or visit Pictured, the Sycamore Community Band performs at a concert in Landen-Deerfield Park, last year.


Silverton Art & Wine Festival, Noon-6 p.m., Meier’s Wine Cellars, 6955 Plainfield Road, Exhibition features clay, metal, wood and paintings from 35 local artists. Includes souvenir wine glass and 5 wine tastings. Free juice ages 21 and under. Rain date: June 25. Benefits Silverton Block Watch Association. $8. 891-2914; Silverton.


Pediatric First Aid with CPR - Child and Infant, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Designed for parents, childcare providers and others. Learn basic emergency procedures for breathing and cardiac emergencies, safely operate an AED and caring for injuries and illnesses. $65. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash. Communicable Disease Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Learn specific common childhood communicable illnesses, how diseases are spread and what to do when a child is ill. $25. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, View weapons, ordnance, soldiers’ personal effects, historic photos, period documents, maps, money, medals, books, newspapers, flags and more from attics, closets and private collections. Exhibit continues through Aug. 7. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Sycamore Township Twilight Concert Series, 8-10 p.m., McDaniel Sports Complex, 11797 Solzman Road, Music by Signs of Life, a tribute to Pink Floyd. Bring seating. Coolers welcome. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. 791-8447. Sycamore Township.


Dwayne Perkins, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Cornhole Classic, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, Open doubles. Double elimination tournament played on sand. $5,000 guaranteed purse. $40 per team. Presented by American Cornhole, LLC. 888-563-2002; www.americancornhole. com/CornholeTournaments.html. Columbia Township.


Morgan’s Raid, 2-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Lester Horwitz, author of “The Longest Raid of the Civil War,” provides presentation on Morgan’s Raid of July 1863. Author also signs copies of book. In conjunction with Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exhibit. Free. 683-5692; Loveland. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 0


Blue Ash Recreation Swim Registration, 9 a.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Session 1. Daily through June 24. Adults and toddlers. $20. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-8550; Blue Ash. Children’s Swim Lessons, 9-9:30 a.m. (Ages 3-5 and 5-12), 9:30-10 a.m. (Ages 35 and 5-12), 10-10:30 a.m. (Ages 6 months to 3 years and Ages 5-12) and 10:30-11 a.m. (Ages 6 months to 3 years and Ages 35), TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Daily through June 16. $105. Reservations required. 985-6742. Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 1


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


Lorax, 3-4 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Presentation by Soil and Water Conservation District. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 369-6001; www.hcswcd. org. Symmes Township.

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


Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop, 6:308:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own colorful stepping stone. $40. 683-1581. Symmes Township. Plant Boxing Event, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Garden game in which five competitors are given a mystery plant and have 30 minutes to create a container masterpiece. Free. Reservations required. 683-1581; Symmes Township.


Midweek Concert Series, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Music by Jerry Conrad (trumpet and vocals). Lunch in cafe available. Free. 984-1234; Blue Ash.


Worms, 2-3 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Presentation by the Soil and Water Conservation District. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 369-6051; Blue Ash. Cookie Mining, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Presentation by the Soil and Water Conservation District. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 369-6029; Madisonville.


Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comedians perform. Amateur and semi-pro categories. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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


Ohio Valley Volleyball Tour Tournament, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Grand Sands Volleyball, 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road, Men’s and Women’s Open. Spectators welcome. $60 per team. Presented by Ohio Valley Tour. 533-0831; Symmes Township. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 9


The 11th annual MainStrasse Village Goettafest will be 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the Sixth St. Promenade and Goebel Park in Covington. Sample goetta pizza, reubens, chedda’ cheese, chili, burgers and more. The fest includes games, children’s activities, rides, arts, crafts and music. Entertainment schedule includes Ricky Nye & The Red Hots, The Rattlesnakin’ Daddies, The Zack Shelley Band, Doublecross, The Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, and Pete Dressman & The South Unified Nation. Pictured is Joe Johnson, of the Strasse Haus, frying goetta for Goetta Chedda and goetta burritos at last year’s Goettafest.

AUDITIONS The Foreigner, 1-4 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Dan Cohen directs a comedy by Larry Shue. Cold readings from script. Men and women to play ages 20s through 50s. Production dates: Sept. 8-25. Also needed: costumer, carpenters, properties chair, sound and light execution and back stage run crew. Trainees welcome-call 13-232-4819. Free. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through June 20. 859-547-2863; email; Columbia Township.


The Cincinnati Opera presents “Rigoletto” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18, at Music Hall, as part of its Summer Festival. “Rigoletto” is a tragic tale of jester Rigoletto’s attempts to protect his daughter from the corruption surrounding them in the Duke of Mantua’s court. Tickets are $26$165. Call 513-241-2742 or visit

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Ten characteristics of a good father don’t care what happens to you.” 7. Use praise more than criticism. Punishment is to stop bad behavior, praise is to reinforce and encourage good behavior. Humans never tire of being appreciated. 8. Play together. Spontaneity, games, laughter and recreation create strong bonds and happy memories. They even keep aging dads young at heart. 9. Keep your job in a healthy perspective. The two most important aspects of our lives are the work we do and the love we share. In our day, work-time, money and success are overvalued, and love for children and spouse is risked or undervalued. Keep your priorities straight. 10. Demonstrate what it means to be a man. Primitive-type men repress their emotions (except anger). They consider it unmanly to cry and grieve over significant losses, to act or speak sensitively and be compassionate as well as firm. Good fathers can take

JCC Adams Golf Classic is June 16 The Mayerson JCC is honoring Bob Brant of Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild at the 17th annual JCC Adams Golf Classic Thursday, June 16, at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon. The JCC Adams Golf Classic features a worldclass course with many

contests and prizes, as well as a range of sponsorship opportunities. Bob Brant has shown significant leadership for both the JCC and the Jewish community in Cincinnati. He serves on the JCC Board and Executive Committee, and

was instrumental in securing the bond financing for the JCC Ridge Road facility. He is also a vice president and member of the Jewish Federation Executive Committee. Brant lectures extensively, and has often been recognized for his legal work in

the areas of estate planning and employment benefits. For sponsorship information, to register for golf or to volunteer at the outing, contact Betsy SingerLefton at the JCC, 513.722.7220 or


“ This new valve can save lives



Cardiologists with The Christ Hospital Are First in Greater Cincinnati Region to Perform Heart Valve Replacement without Open Heart Surgery Aortic stenosis (AS) results from the hardening or narrowing of the aortic valve; AS obstructs the flow of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is one of the two most common heart valve problems in the United States and ranks among the top five Medicare cardiac diagnoses. Patients with severe AS may experience chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting. Although AS typically progresses slowly without symptoms, once symptoms occur the prognosis is guarded and survival is limited. Treatment of AS has traditionally involved open heart surgical valve replacement, which has considerable morbidity and mortality in elderly, frail individuals with complicating medical issues. Now, physicians at The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital are involved in a clinical research study (The PARTNER II Trial) using the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve. This allows doctors to replace the aortic valve without open heart surgery by using a catheter instead. The Christ Hospital is the only center between Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio to offer this novel, less invasive valve trial. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provides a treatment option for patients with symptomatic AS who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery. “Unfortunately, elderly patients with multiple medical problems may not survive traditional valve surgery,” says Dean Kereiakes, M.D., principal investigator in Cincinnati for The PARTNER II Trial and medical director at The Lindner Center for Research and Education and The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. “Our goal in joining The PARTNER II Trial is to provide a new treatment option and hope for these individuals.”

PATIENT STORIES “I couldn’t walk 20 feet without having to sit down. The day I had the procedure, I walked 25 feet and was fine. I’m Bill Whitt again.” William Whitt, 85, who suffered from AS and heart failure symptoms, had TAVR at The Christ Hospital on May 5, 2011.

John Metzger is 82. Because of a failing heart due to AS he had trouble breathing. Last September, recognizing his patient couldn’t wait until the new procedure was approved in Cincinnati, Dr. Kereiakes sent John to Cleveland for TAVR.

“Traveling was difficult and inconvenient for my family. Had this procedure been available in Cincinnati, I would have received it right here, at home.” John Metzger, a Cincinnati resident, had TAVR in Cleveland, in September 2010.

Scan the QR code with a mobile device to learn more about transcatheter aortic valve replacement. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS MINIMALLY INVASIVE CLINICAL TRIAL, CALL TO SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR VALVE EXPERTS.



responsibility without arrogance or selfishness. They can even look at their role in family life as serving the people they love.

Recalling what his deceased father meant to him as a kid, an old man’s eyes glistened as he said, “When my dad entered the room, the whole world

m a d e sense.”

Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives

Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at m or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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interest to many a man’s life, a good father does not permit these to stand out as contemporary gods. Father Richard Rohr writes, “The most loving men I have met, the most generous to society and to life, are usually men who also have a lusty sense of life, beauty, pleasure and sex – but they have very realistic expectations of them.” 6. Set parameters. Most people mistake license for freedom. Freedom does not mean being able to do everything and anything we want, but everything we ought. Setting limits produces disciplined and mature offspring. Paradoxically, children seek parameters. Some fathers think they show love for their children by permitting them to do whatever they want. Children’s natural intuition is wiser. Though they gripe about rules, children unconsciously want them. Prudent rules imply parents care enough and love them. No rules imply “You’re a bother to my life, I


1. Show your children what real love is. The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Children learn what real love is not from movies or TV scripts, but by modeling – seeing it lived out before their eyes. Growing up in an atmosphere of genuine love teaches kids to feel secure and learn how to love. Love is demonstrated not only in signs of affection and sensitivity, but also in our ability to forgive and sacrifice for the ones we love. 2. Respect. A child’s personal self must not be suffocated or utterly dominated by another, especially by a trusted parent. Separateness must be acknowledged – that I am me and you are you, I have my feelings and you have yours. Though family discipline must be exercised by parents, it must be accomplished in age-appropriate ways without crushing developing egos. 3. Spend quality one-

on-one time. To choose to spend time with our child is a powerful sign to him or her. That doesn’t mean a quantity of time watching TV but qualitative time affording opportunity for all kinds of conversation and interaction. Such a choice says, “You’re important to me and I want to know you better, I want to share what’s inside me with you, and you with me.” 4. Teach values by living them. Honesty, truthfulness, responsibility, dependability, faithfulness, etc. are not just pointed out and verbally extolled. They must be the path being traveled by dad and mom. 5. Acknowledge by your words and actions that you believe God exists. In days of yore, a false machismo boasted that “religion is only for women and children.” A more realistic and intelligent contemporary attitude says, “Spirituality is an important part of everyone’s life.” Though sports, entertainment, and sexual beauty may add zest and

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Green brings Kentucky Fresh to cooking world I love Maggie Green’s cookbook titled, aptly, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook (The University Press of Kentucky, $29.95). Maggie, a Kentucky native, has stirred up a big batch of recipes which are destined to become family favorites. I have known Maggie for a long time, and even though she is a true celebrity on the culinary circuit, you’d never know that when meeting her. Maggie is a genuine person, not one to tell you her accomplishments, which include close professional and personal relationships with some of the icons of the food world, like Ethan and Susan Becker (Joy of Cooking) and Shirley Corriher (Cook Wise, Bake Wise). I first heard of Maggie through Cincinnati Magazine way back when. I spied her “Green Apron” ad there. For years, Maggie has offered personal chef, catering, editing and consulting services. As a registered die-

titian (she started out in college in engineering and did a complete turn to nutrition), Rita M a g g i e ’s is Heikenfeld passion helping Rita’s kitchen folks eat better. Her book takes you through a whole year of recipes. It’s an engaging read on its own. You’ll feel like you’re right next to her, helping dice the celery, knead the bread, all the while having fun and learning from an expert. This is one cookbook that I’ll be looking to when I need a fresh approach to old favorites, or a new recipe for a special occasion. I asked her to share a favorite for Father’s Day. She didn’t disappoint. Check out Maggie’s web page for interesting and timely tips.

Maggie Green’s flat iron steak with brown sugar rub

“My favorite recipe. It’s a flavorful cut of steak that’s versatile and delicious on the grill with this rub,” Maggie told me. Makes 8 servings A newer cut of meat to the market is a flat iron steak. This steak comes from a modified version of a top blade roast, a cut of beef from the shoulder of the cow. For years, butchers were faced with a problem-what to do with the blade roast-a relatively tender and beefy cut of meat but with a tough piece of connective tissue running down the center. Researchers from Nebraska devised a method of cutting the blade roast to remove the tough connective tissue, leaving a large, flat piece of beef from the “top” of the roast. This top blade steak (or

flat iron steak) weighs about 2 pounds and is evenly thick. The steak resembles a triangularshaped iron, thus the name flat iron steak. This method resulted in the rising popularity of the flat iron steak, all from a humble cut which barely made it out of the back of the meat case. A simple brown sugar rub enhances this beefy tender flat iron steak. One 2-pound beef chuck flat iron steak 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Lay the steak in a shallow baking dish. To prepare the rub: mix the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together. Evenly distribute half of the rub over the top of the steak and rub all

over the surface of the meat. Flip the steak and repeat with the remaining rub. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. reheat grill to mediumhigh. Place the steak on the grill and cook for 5 minutes. Watch carefully to ensure the sugar doesn’t burn. Flip and cook for about 5 more minutes for mediumrare, 6 more minutes for medium and 8 more minutes for medium-well or well done. Remove from the grill to a platter, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Twice baked potatoes with bacon and cheese

This is what I’ll be serving alongside Maggie’s steak for husband, Frank. 4 baking potatoes 4 tablespoons butter 8 oz. sour cream 11⁄2 cups shredded cheddar 8 strips bacon, fried and

crumbled 4 green onions, sliced (white and green part both) Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400. Bake potatoes 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Reduce heat to 350. Cut each in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving thin shells. Mash pulp with butter. Stir in rest of ingredients. Pile mixture into shells. Bake 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Serves 8. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail m with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Symmes Township’s Mead House hosts Fresh Air classes for kids Cincinnati Horticultural Society is conducting a Fresh Air School.

Classes are for children ages 4-10 (must be accompanied by an adult) at

Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road in Symmes Township, from 10 a.m. to

noon every Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 19. Each class is $15 per child ($14 for Symmes Township residents). For more information, e m a i l


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PERSON 2 PERSON Former county commissioner Deer Park family donating pop tabs for charity Pepper in Blue Ash By Amanda Hopkins

Jake Moses and his sister Sam Moses have been collecting pop tabs for the Amity Elementary Youth Service Club for several years. To end the school year, the siblings and their younger brother, Joe Moses, have a large donation. When family member Ron Pinson passed away last month, he had more than 24 pounds of pop tabs. The Moses children are planning to give the pop tabs to the youth service group. The children estimated it is more than 23,000 pop tabs. Sam will be a sophomore at Deer Park High School, Jake will be a seventh-grader at the junior high and Joe will be a third-grader at Holmes Primary. The youth group collects tabs throughout the school and donates them to Ronald McDonald House Charities.


Ron Pinson, a relative of the Moses family from Deer Park, left more than 24 pounds of pop tabs to the children when he passed away last month. From left: Joe Moses, Sam Moses and Jake Moses are donating all of the tabs, estimated at 23,000, to the Amity Elementary Youth Service Club. The service club will donate the tabs to Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House accepts pop tab donations that are taken to recycling centers and weighed to determine the value of the pop tabs. The money received from the pop tabs benefits the charity of Ronald McDonald House which helps sick children and their families.

“Ron was a very giving type of person who loved kids and animals,” said the children’s dad, Dave Moses. “He would be very happy to know these tabs are helping a child in someway.” To learn more about Ronald McDonald House charities, visit

St. Vincent DePaul asking for ‘cool’ donations The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is asking all Greater Cincinnati residents to donate a fan, new window air conditioner or provide a monetary donation now through Aug. 13 to help local families in need have proper cooling and ventilation this summer. St. Vincent de Paul in cooperation with WCPO-TV Channel 9, Coney Island, Huntington Bank, Stor-All and Tedia Company, hopes

to collect 800 fans and 150 air conditioners this year to distribute to the elderly, sick and families with very young children who live in homes without air conditioning. There are three ways you can help: • Make a financial gift at any Greater Cincinnati Huntington Bank June 6 through Aug. 13. $90 will provide an air conditioner for a family, or $10 will purchase one fan. ADVERTISEMENT

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Former Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper will be making an appearance in Blue Ash at the Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club June picnic, Tuesday, June 21. The event starts at 6:30 p.m., and will take place at the Blue Ash Park, 4433 Cooper Road, in the Blue Ash Shelter. “David Pepper is integral to the success of Hamilton County and Southwest Ohio. We are honored to have him as our special guest speaker,” says Julie

Brook, president of BANDC. The BANDC June picnic is open to the public. Set-up begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and Pepper will begin speaking at 7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, condiments, and drinks are complimentary. Guests are asked to bring a side dish to share. In addition to the June picnic, BANDC will be marching in the city of Montgomery’s July 4 Parade and hosting its annual FUNdraiser at Go Bananas July 19. Please check the

BANDC Facebook page for further details and updates. BANDC’s regular meetings are held in September thru May at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. Members are encouraged to join the group for $25 per year, but meetings are always open to the public. For more information, contact the club at or visit on Facebook.

Breast reconstruction worshop comes to Blue Ash The “Frankly Speaking About Cancer” national cancer education series will return to Greater Cincinnati Thursday, June 23, with a patient education workshop on the topic of breast reconstruction featuring local breast surgeon Dr. Jennifer Manders and plastic surgeon Dr. Allison Lied. The event is free of charge and will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Wellness Community’s Lynn Stern Center at 4918 Cooper Road in Blue Ash. A patient education booklet will be available for each participant, along with other tools and resources. Advance registration is requested for planning purposes. For registration or more information, call The Wellness Community at 513791-4060. After a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, ADVERTISEMENT



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Welcome to Asian Paradise explained. “It’s especially enjoyable when you see a customer accept and enjoy the food. They might play it safe at first but then try something new and different to them when they come back. That lets you know you’re doing something right.” Asian Paradise is proud to unite what is well-established and innovative for Asian cuisine, presenting a selection of sushi and sashimi, noodle and rice bowls, wok and grill dishes and more. The wok and grill technique provides more healthy and flavorful dishes. The menu features an array of deliciousness from soups to salads to the appetizers and main courses. Although it’s not on the menu, the appetizer Tuna Dumpling, is available upon request. Tuna and shrimp wrapped in tuna presents a

bundle of taste – the flavors literally pop in your mouth. Another appetizer, the Thai Crab Cake crab, red pepper and cilantro is served with house green salad, contain large portions of crab and is a real treat. The real star may be the miso dressing on the salad, a hint of spice, but balanced with a unique sweetness. On to the main courses… The Sambal Delight features jumbo shrimp, sea scallop and chicken stir fried with sugar snap peas, jicama, pepper, onion, mushrooms, eggplants, and asparagus. You just can’t beat this combination packed with spice and flavor that’s unforgettable. The Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, roasted with house sauce over steamed asparagus, pepper, onion and mushrooms offer the taste buds a true delight.

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June 15, 2011


Travelessence goal: Make traveling easier Travelessence, a new travel boutique in the heart of Montgomery, sells many hard-to-find products that make traveling easier, safer and more enjoyable, especially for women and children. Travelessence carries colorful, stylish luggage and bags as well as travel accessories for family vacations, romantic getaways, girls’ weekends and solo adventures. Products include travel-sized health and beauty products and containers, packable clothing for women, gifts, books and

children’s luggage and accessories. Kimberly Peet of Loveland opened the boutique because she saw a need for a travel store that caters to women and their families. Women make 85 percent of a family’s travel decisions and purchases. “I want my customers to see Travelessence as a place they can come for all their travel products, including items they usually can’t find in stores,� she said. “They’ll also get personal attention and travel advice at Travelessence.�

Travelessence will hold its grand opening celebration 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and feature free gifts, discounts, demonstrations, refreshments, coupons for future purchases and a chance to win luggage. Peet’s goal at Travelessence is to help customers become more organized while traveling by making their belongings more secure and easier to pack and retrieve, even if they’re going on long trips that require various styles of dress and items for recre-


Roger Kemper Kersh, 75, died June 11, in Cincinnati. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1961. He also earned a Kersh M.A. in Teaching from Miami University in Oxford. He spent 30 years teaching at Reading High School. He was a former resident of Sycamore Township. Preceded in death by five brothers and sisters: Carl (Mary) Kersh,

Mervin (Rilla) Kersh, Frances (Marvin) Mosier, George (Rose) Wolpert and Charlene (Lou) Salzer. Survived by his wife, Joann Heck Kersh; three children, Margaret Frances (Harry) Lekien, Kevin Joseph Kersh, Dianna Lee Newman; and one grandchild, Delaney Frances Lekien. Funeral will be Thursday, June 16, at 11 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 700 S. Marshall Road, Middletown. Visitation will be 10 a.m. The Rev. Norman H. Coleman III will officiate. Interment at Rest Haven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society, 2808

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Natalie Kelley, left, of Symmes Township looks at make-up cases for sale at Travelessence with store owner Kimberly Peet. Travelessence carries colorful, stylish luggage and bags as well as travel accessories for family vacations, romantic getaways, girls’ weekends and solo adventures. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The store is at 9433 Montgomery Road, across

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ational activities. A two-week family trip to Europe inspired Peet to open the boutique. Instead of being able to shop in one place, she had to go to about five stores and online to find what she needed for her family of five. She wanted the right luggage and accessories to deal with special needs, including Europe’s narrow stairs, small elevators and streets made of cobblestones. Each of her three children needed lightweight luggage they could carry themselves. Regular store hours are

Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to join its team of “Ultimate Givers,� who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families throughout Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. “Ultimate Givers� visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities, and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands, or provide respite for those caring for terminally ill loved ones. Crossroads Hospice is also seeking volunteers to support its signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate

Gift.� The “Gift of a Day� program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. For more information or to sign up as an “Ultimate Giver,� please contact Jackie Bouvette at 513-793-5070 or complete an application online at “Volunteers make a world of difference in the lives of hospice patients and their families,� says Bouvette, volunteer coordinator of Crossroads Hospice’s Cincinnati office. “By doing the little things such as being a friendly voice to patients, reading to patients, and giving caregivers a much needed break, our Ultimate Givers make a meaningful difference to families during a difficult and strenuous

time.� Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice “Ultimate Giver,� participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Crossroads Hospice is committed to being at the forefront of the hospice care industry, to continually shape the way end-of-life care is viewed and administered. The mission of Crossroads Hospice is to provide highly unique, comprehensive, and compassionate hospice services to persons experiencing a life-limiting illness and to their caregivers.

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Whether sharing a meal with friends in the dining room, relaxing with a good book in the library, kicking back in the TV room, or strolling with friends along the walking paths in the area – Emeritus at Long Cove Pointe gives residents and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know one another and enjoy each other’s company. Each day is about living life to the fullest and letting us take care of all the mundane daily chores.


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Religion Ascension Lutheran Church

The summer worship service began on Sunday, June 6, with one service at 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. The community is invited. Nine youth and five adults left for the annual Mission Trip on Sunday, June 12. The youth and adults will help with various community projects such as the local Kids’ Club, minor home repairs and community beautification. They return on June 17. At the 10 a.m. youth service on Sunday, June 19, the youth and adults will lead the worship service and share pictures and stories of their experience in Tennessee. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. Women of Faith women’s Bible study group meets 9:45-11:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings (except the second Wednesday). The next series is titled “Living Above Worry and Stress.” New participants are welcome. Babysitting is provided. The community is invited to participate in all activities of the church and to attend worship services (8:30 and 11 a.m.) and Sunday School (9:45 a.m.). The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Brecon United Methodist Church The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. All are welcome. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Blue Ash; 489-7021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

A Wednesday worship service is being conducted at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 10. The Youth Choir Concert is 6:30 p.m., June 19. The concert is free. Weekly summer camps will begin the week of June 7. Visit for details and registration.

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to nesuburban@communitypress. com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Northeast Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Vacation Bible school is 9 a.m. to noon, June 27 to July 1; and 68:30 p.m., Aug. 8-12. Call the church for details or to register. Fall Adult Mission Trip planning is underway. If interested in an Oct. 6-9 service project to Appalachia Tenn. area, call the church for details. The church is searching for crafter and vendors to join the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 12. Register at Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Congregation Ohav Shalom

Congregation Ohav Shalom is having its annual Summer Picnic on Sunday, June 26. This will be a lively summer evening of food, family fun, drinks and games. Starting at 5 p.m., guests will enjoy an allyou-can-eat picnic dinner and will be invited to participate in a Cincinnati Reds-themed raffle with great prizes such as an autographed Scott Rolen baseball, four

single tickets to a Reds game and more. The evening will culminate with the big annual sweepstakes, a long-term tradition at Ohav Shalom. This year’s top cash prize is $2,000. Second prize is $1,000, followed by two $500 prizes. Winners need not be present. Sweepstakes tickets are $100 each, or two for $150, and are available from the Ohav Shalom office at 489-3399. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. The cost for the evening is $8/person, which includes the picnic dinner. Children under age 2 are free. The event will take place at 8100 Cornell Road in Sycamore Township, and is open to the public. For information, contact Steve Segerman at 339-0579 or Congregation Ohav Shalom is at 8100 Cornell Road, Sycamore Township; 489-3399;

School classes are available for all ages. A well-staffed nursery is provided for each service. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, at 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 7093344.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The next Habitat for Humanity work days are July 16 and Sept. 10. Contact the church for signup information. The church is collecting non-perishable grocery items for the Findlay Street food pantry. Contact the church for info. Several summer events are planned, including a Reds outing at 1:10 p.m., Sunday, July 31 vs. the San Francisco Giants; an annual canoe trip on Saturday, Aug. 6; and an annual parish picnic on Sunday, Aug. 28. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is conducted the first Monday

of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. at Rombe’s in Blue Ash. Ladies Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for dinner at the church. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Parent Church School meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Sunday of each month. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

Lighthouse Baptist Church

On Wednesday, June 15, Bro. Bill Todd, music director of Shawnee Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., will teach on music beginning at 7 p.m. Missionary to Turkey, Bro. Mark Bachman will preach the morning and evening services and will present his ministry on June 19. Lighthouse Baptist Church has Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and has conservative music. Sunday

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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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Hartzell United Methodist Church Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

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June 15, 2011




James Michael Johnson, 27, 3437 Holly Green Court, misdemeanor warrant, felony warrant at 11435 Reed Hartman Highway, June 1. Brian Keith Dowd, 21, 500 University Lane Apartment 110, driving under suspension or license restriction, driving under suspension or license restriction, driving under suspension or license restriction, grand theft, misdemeanor warrant, misdemeanor warrant, traffic warrant at 11027 Kenwood Road apartment 4, June 3. Michael D. Roeder, 66, 5638 Bordeau Way, receiving stolen property at 11027 Kenwood Road apartment 4, June 3. Donald E. Jarvis, 47, 1901 King Ave., possession or use of a controlled substance at 9005 Kenwood Road, June 2. Antonio Jones, 32, 859 Buena Vista Place Apartment 1, drug possession at Kenwood Road and Pfeiffer Road, June 2. Shannon L. Kirby, 34, 5001 Roosevelt Ave., traffic warrant, felony warrant, drug possession at Georgetown Road and Plainfield Road, June 2. Ryan Taylor, 24, 4820 Tomahawk Trail, drug possession at 6151 Pfeiffer Road, June 5. Kyle F. Sander, 22, 1608 Miramar Court, drug possession at East-

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bound Ohio 126, June 6. Timothy B. Mitchell, 18, 9688 Adair Court, possession drug parapernalia at Creek Road and Reed Hartman Highway, June 4.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

A man said someone took 10 units of wooden siding, value $50 at 11110 Sycamore Grove Lane, May 31.

Grand theft

Someone took a 2006 Jeep Commander, value $27,540 at 10999 Reed Hartman Highway apartment 111, June 2.

Petty theft

A woman said someone took $300 at 4722 Alpine Ave., May 31. Someone took $80 worth of vehicle parts and accessories belonging to Gingerbread Academy at 9401 Kenwood Road, June 6.

Telecommunications harassment At 4343 Cooper Road, June 6.


A man said someone took $1,982 from a bank account at 4260 Hunt Road, June 1. A woman said someone took an HP laptop, value $1,500, and a camera bag, value $65, from Residence Inn at 11401 Reed Hartman Highway, June 5.



Juvenile, 17, theft at 7400 Cornell

Road, May 9. Alexander D. Mitchell, 23, 2611 Marsh Ave., disorderly conductintoxicated create at 8001 Monte Drive, June 5. Sonya K. Hughes, 44, 6550 Murray Ave., driving while under the influence at 6550 Murray Ave., May 26. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs at 7400 Cornell Road, May 24. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs at 7400 Cornell Road, May 24. Alberto Mendoza, 27, 71 Princeton Square Ci 71, obstruction of official business, forgery at 9997 Montgomery Road, May 28. Jesus M. Osorio, 25, 71 Princeton Square Ci 71, identity fraud at 9997 Montgomery Road, May 8. Jeffery S. Mcclean, 38, 1495 Bardwell Road, assault-knowingly harm victim, disorderly conduct at 10500 Montgomery Road, June 1. Juvenile, 17, in park after hours at 8830 Weller Road, May 30. Juvenile, 18, in park after hours at 8830 Weller Road, May 30. Krista N. Klinefelter, 25, 10809 West Road, disorderly conduct at 10505 Deerfield Road, May 26. Orlando L. Garcia, 27, 784 Converse Drive, disoderly conduct at 10505 Deerfield Road, May 26.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

A man said someone took a silver Tiffany bracelet, value $375; a Tiffany heart necklace, value $195;

sterling hoop earrings, value $20; a Fossil watch, value $75; a silver Blueberry dress watch, value $300; a Kenneth Cole dress watch, value $100, and a silver promotional dress watch, value $40 at 8618 Old Stone Court, May 27.

Criminal damaging

A man said someone slashed the rear driver’s side tire on a vehicle at 9860 Delray Drive, June 5.

Criminal damaging

A woman said someone damaged a metal garage door, value $2,000 at 9922 Forest Glen Drive, May 30. A woman said someone broke the right rear window of a vehicle at 10226 Hightower Court, May 27.

Domestic violence

At 9703 Bunkerhill Lane, June 4.

Endangering children

At 7775 Hartfield Place, June 2.

Identity fraud

A woman said someone opened a credit account in her name at 8955 Terwilliger’s Trail, May 31.

About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573 Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600 Sycamore Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 792-7254 Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444. Montgomery Road, June 5. A woman said someone took an AT&T cell phone at 9939 Montgomery Road, June 1.

Theft-without consent

A woman said someone took a purse, value $10; a key fob for a Toyota Prius, value $100; a Blackberry phone, value $200; $50 cash; an American Express/Costco card; a Chase Visa debit card; an Ohio driver’s license; a Homegoods gift card, and a Polo Grill gift card at 9939 Montgmery Road, May 28.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

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At 10495 Montgomery Road 14, June 1.


A woman said someone took a wallet, an Ohio operator’s license, a Social Security card and a Capital One Orbitz Visa card from a purse at Montgomery Tavern at 9340

Tresa Vogt, 31, 2047 Queen City Ave., theft at 3400 Highland, May 18. Aglisberto Gonzalez, 28, 625 W. 11th St., theft at 3400 Highland, May 22. Kimberly Watkins, 40, 585 W. Liberty Ave., drug possession, theft at 3400 Highland, May 19. Richard Ladd, 47, 27 Ladl Mt. Holly Lot 36, theft, drug abuse instruments at 3400 Highland, May 20. Grover Davis, 32, 5164 Ralph Ave.,


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Vehicle window damaged at 8509 Wicklow Ave., May 21. Vehicle window damaged at 4225 Myrtle, May 21.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Grooms Road, May 22.


Medication of unknown value removed at 8946 Blue Ash Road, May 22. Bracelet valued at $2,500 removed at 7519 Montgomery Road, May 20. $20 taken at 9090 U.S. 27, May 23. Sunglasses valued at $600 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 25.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Reported at 8008 Hosbrook Road, May 22.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Robinson Steven J.; $173,000. 4912 Myrtle Ave.: Emery Brian D. to Saylor Kenneth R.; $147,000. 5631 Donjoy Drive: Geil Matthew B. to Yount Myrtle; $175,000. 8896 Kenwood Road: Anderson Joan A.M. Tr to Bradley Deborah A.; $169,000. 9779 Troon Court: Towne Eric B. & Rebecca G. to Boger Ethan & Margaret E. Morris; $172,000.

11890 Quarterhorse Court: Shively Raymond L. & Ellen L. to Kim Chang Yul & Hyun Soo Kim; $400,000. 4658 Kugler Mill Road: Brasington Mark to Santiago Kari Kubala & Osvaldo Javier Santiago; $119,700. 7938 Queens Ave.: Noe Pauline Mae & Rocco A. Gulli to Lam Nhung T. & Mick Ran; $110,000. 7968 Fawncreek Drive: Howard Jeremy C. & Amber L. to Moler Gregory H. & Leah Mitter; $180,000. 8103 Richmond Ave.: Moon Pamela M. & Diane M. Weber to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $52,000. 8103 Richmond Ave.: Moon Pamela M. & Diane M. Weber to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $52,000. 8815 Montgomery Road: Messmer James E. & Marsha to Kuechley Eileen; $203,800. 8880 Raiders Run Road: Rutterer Beryl C. Tr & Sharon Rutterer Stanton Tr to Whelan Kelly M.; $225,000.

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