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Study to focus on entrances

By Amanda Hopkins

Before the new Kenwood Theater opens and entrances are realigned to the Kenwood Place and Kenwood Towne Center, Sycamore Township and the Ohio Department of Transportation will conduct a traffic study to determine the best configuration for traffic lights along Kenwood Road. Township Administrator Rob Molloy said TEC Engineering will conduct traffic counts at Kenwood Road and Galbraith Road, Kenwood Road and the Towne Center entrance and Kenwood Road and the Kenwood Place entrance. The study will be done in conjunction with the ODOT signal timing project, which will study the intersections of Montgomery Road and Kenwood Road and Orchard Lane and Kenwood Road, Molloy said. The traffic study will conduct traffic counts in the morning, during the noon hour and at the afternoon peak time. Molloy said it would be completed by the end of July. Midland Atlantic is the developer for the proposed Kenwood Theater that will move into Kenwood Place later this year. The developer wants to install a traffic light that connects the Kenwood Towne Center and Ken-


Sycamore Township is in talks with Kenwood Towne Center and Midland Atlantic Development to install a traffic light along Kenwood Road at Kenwood Place. The light would provide pedestrian access across Kenwood Road to the new theater projected to open in the fall and move one of the vehicle entrances to Kenwood Towne Center. TEC Engineering will conduct a traffic study along Kenwood Road before the end of July in conjunction with a traffic signal study by the Ohio Department of Transportation. wood Place to offer better pedestrian access and more parking for Kenwood Place at the Towne Center. The total cost of the traffic light

and reconfigurations is estimated at $400,000. The Sycamore Township trustees approved the plan for an eight-screen, 1,184-seat theater

Sycamore turns attention to Maple Dale funding options By Jeanne Houck

Wright honored for quick thinking

It should have been a normal trip to the pharmacy for Michael and Malinda Wright, but their stop at the Dillonvale Walgreen’s May 17 was anything but that. The Wrights were waiting in line at the pharmacy counter when the man in front of them jumped over the counter with a knife in an attempt to take a large bottle of Oxycotin. FULL STORY, A2

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Now that Sycamore schools officials have decided to replace the 50-year-old Maple Dale Elementary School, they are turning to a potentially more divisive question – how to pay for it. Options include using the district’s cash reserve, federal stimulus programs and energy conservation notes or asking voters to pass a bond or permanent improvement levy, according to Erika Daggett, chief information officer for the Sycamore Community Schools. The Sycamore Board of Education voted 4-0 June 16 to replace Maple Dale at its current location at 6100 Hagewa Drive in Blue Ash. Voting yes were school board President Diane Adamec, Vice President Jean Staubach and members John Mercurio and Ken Richter. Member Jill Cole was absent, but wrote a letter supporting replacement of Maple Dale that was read at the meeting. School officials emphasized


Children play at Maple Dale Elementary School in Blue Ash, which the Sycamore Board of Education has decided to replace. The board has scheduled three meetings in July to discuss funding options. that they have spent two years researching what to do about Maple Dale, which has an original section built in 1959. Key to the decision was a report from the Ohio School Facilities Commission, a state agency that administers the state’s school construction and renovation program.

The commission conducted an in-depth evaluation of Maple Dale and determined that the district should repair or replace 18 of the 23 mechanical and structural systems at the school. Maple Dale’s plumbing, heating and cooling system and roof are among the trouble areas. Daggett said Sycamore school

in Kenwood Place at their Feb. 4. regular meeting. The Kenwood Theater will replace Henredon Furniture store, which recently moved out of the strip.

Meetings set

The Sycamore Community Schools Board of Education has scheduled three meetings to discuss how to pay to replace Maple Dale Elementary School in Blue Ash. Meetings will be: • Thursday, July 1 – 7:30 a.m. at Blue Ash Elementary School. • Wednesday, July 14 – 7 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate School in Blue Ash. • Wednesday, July 21 – 7 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate School. officials also considered enrollment projections, state mandates, financial data and opinions solicited from community members, staff, parents, local business leaders, architects, a financial analyst and construction firms. “There are legitimate facility concerns at Maple Dale that we need to address,” Adamec said. “We took time to do our research and learn from the community and experts to help us find the best, cost-effective solution to those concerns. “By replacing the school now we can take advantage of low construction costs and low interest rates,” Adamec said. “As we move forward with plans to replace Maple Dale, we will continue to explore construction options that will support aca-

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Man honored for quick thinking, bravery By Amanda Hopkins

It should have been a normal trip to the pharmacy for Michael and Malinda Wright, but their stop at the Dillonvale Walgreen’s May 17 was anything but that. The Wrights were waiting in line at the pharmacy counter when the man in front of them jumped over the counter with a knife in an attempt to take a large bottle of Oxycotin. In a moment of quick

“He acted very admirably and very courageously ... We don’t know what could have happened if (Michael hadn’t acted quickly).”

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thinking, Michael Wright followed the alleged robber over the counter and knocked him down. “I just saw the fear in the pharmacist’s eyes,” Michael Wright said. With the help of his wife, Malinda, and the Wal-

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green’s manager, Michael Wright held down the robber until police arrived on the scene. “He acted very admirably and very courageously,” said Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Singleton.

Michael Wright with his wife Malinda Wright displays his resolution presented to him by the Sycamore Township Board of Trustees. Wright was recognized for his actions after he and his wife subdued a man in the Dillonvale Walgreens who attempted to jump over the pharmacy counter with a knife to steal prescription painkillers.

Singleton spoke at the June 17 Sycamore Township trustees meeting where the trustees honored Wright with a resolution that thanked Wright for his actions and declared June 19, 2010, Michael Wright Day in Sycamore Township. He was the responding officer to the aggravated robbery. “We don’t know what could have happened if (Michael hadn’t acted quickly),” Singleton said.


Horticultural society offers kids’ classes From 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday, June 24 through Aug. 19, on the grounds of the historic Meade House at 11887 Lebanon Road in Symmes Township, the Cincinnati Horticultural Society will offer a two-hour respite built around the theme of “Grow It, Cook It, Eat It, Have Fun!” Children will learn about food and where it comes from, cooking, plus international activities and crafts all

Options demic achievement and energy efficiency, as well as research funding options that keep us within set budget constraints and allow us to use taxpayers’

while getting some fresh air. Children between the ages of 4 and 10 can participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Each class will cost $10 per child; $9 for Symmes Township residents. Registration forms are available at w w w . c i n c y Send completed forms to Cincinnati Horticultural Society, 3731 Eastern

Hills Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45209. The full class schedule is available online at, and classes are limited in size to 20 children each. The Horticultural Society also is seeking a few good volunteers to help with the Fresh Air School programming. To be a part of the inaugural season, e-mail

Continued from A1 dollars wisely.” In its five-year forecast, school officials estimate a fiscal year cash balance on June 30 of $41.22 million this year; $39.6 million in 2011; $36.51 million in 2012; $33.09 million in 2013 and $21.24 million in 2014. Superintendent Adrienne James, who recommended the school board replace

Maple Dale, also recommended the board consider using newer portions of the existing building in the replacement and positioning the building so there is little disruption to students. The school board agreed to solicit public input on funding options – including a possible November ballot issue – at three meetings in July.

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People active in the community had different reactions to the proposed funding sources. “Passing a new levy is going to be very difficult when just recently the public was told that passing a permanent levy would prevent an other levy for a long period and the fact that the current economy is not good,” said Robert Saul Jr. of Montgomery. “Money is hard to come by, and expensive.” Valerie Taylor of Montgomery had this to say: “I think the best option is probably some combination of all the choices - as much federal stimulus as we can get, as much of the district’s cash reserves as is prudent and a levy for the rest.”

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One of Hazelwood’s first African-American families meets

When Percy Henry became the first AfricanAmerican child born in the Blue Ash subdivision of Hazelwood in 1904, the nearby two-room White Oak School closed so the children could go see the baby. During the first weekend in July, descendants of his parents, Edward and Charity Henry, will hold their first reunion in more than 15 years at the Hazelwood Community Center on Oak Avenue. The family expects about 150 people to attend the Friday, July 2, to Sunday, July 4, event commemorating one of the first AfricanAmerican families to settle in Hazelwood. “About 10 households are still in the Hazelwood/Blue Ash area,” said family spokeswoman Terri Henry-Hayden of Maineville, a humanresources manager for Procter & Gamble.” “We have people coming from Minnesota, Georgia,


Descendants of Edward Henry and his wife Charity (seen here) will hold their first reunion in more than 15 years in July in Blue Ash. The Henry family was one of the first African-American families to settle in the city’s Hazelwood subdivision. Virginia and Alabama. We also have a family member from Minnesota that just got home from Iraq that will be attending,” she said. The Henry family, which included 14 children, lived at 11143 Oak Ave. – built in the late 1890s and still is standing – and was very involved with the First Baptist Church of Hazelwood. Edward Henry was a founder and both Percy

Henry and his son, Percy Henry Jr., were pastors. Percy Henry, who died in 1992, “was a good man who was strong in his beliefs,” Terri Henry-Hayden said. “He started preaching young. As a young boy, he stood up on a bar in the area and preached. Kids in the neighborhood called him ‘Brother Dan’ because he loved to tell the story of Daniel and the lion’s den.” Percy Henry had other siblings active in First Baptist Church of Hazelwood. Sophronia Henry-Marshall served as the church’s first secretary when she was about 15 and volunteered as a Sunday School teacher for most of her life. George Henry Sr. served as a deacon until his death in 1983 and Alvina Henry served as an usher and in the chorus for many years until her death in 2000. “The family was fiercely protective and loyal to one another,” Henry-Hayden said. But prejudice could make life difficult. “Edward Henry, who was a stationary engineer

Sidewalk project set for Sycamore By Amanda Hopkins

After coming in with the lowest bid, D.J. Drew Co. was awarded the contract for the 2010 Sycamore Township sidewalk program. Sycamore Township Road Superintendent Tracy Kellums said the concrete contracting company

offered the township a price of $5.04 per square foot. Kellums said the next closest bid Kellums came in at $6.38 per square foot. Kellums said the company had a clean report and Anderson Township officials

told him the company previously had done sidewalk work for their community. Sidewalk blocks in the neighborhoods of Sturbridge, Wyndfield, Stoneymeade and Trowbridge will be replaced as part of the project. The trustees approved a resolution for the DJ Drew Co. to complete the sidewalk project at their regular meet-

with the Union Gas Company, started building his home in the late 1890s,” Henry-Hayden said. “He would take the train from downtown Cincinnati and stay the weekends working on it. He always had the concern that the house would not be there upon his return every weekend, but everything turned out OK.” Which makes it even sweeter that Blue Ash Mayor Mark Weber plans to declare July 2 and July 3 “Edward and Charity Henry Family Reunion Days” in the city. In a proclamation to be presented to the Henry family at its meet-and-greet July 2, Weber cited accomplishments by the children of Edward and Charity Henry. “Although it would be impossible to list all civic contributions of the Henry family members, just a few examples include James’ serving our nation in World War I, Rutherford working as a custodian with the Sycamore schools, Percy working as one of the top stone masons in Ohio and George Henry Sr. capturing

the family’s entrepreneurial spirit through his ownership of the first gas station by an African-American in Hazelwood and the ownership of a refuse pickup route,” the proclamation said. Sue Bennett, public information officer for Blue Ash, said the city is proud to support the Henry family reunion. “The Henry family is one of the ‘founding’ families of the Hazelwood neighborhood in Blue Ash, and they were included within the city’s history book (17911991 edition),” Bennett said. “It’s very appropriate for Blue Ash – a community nationally recognized as a


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‘fabulous’ place to raise a family – to join in this celebration.” July 3, the Henry family will gather at Oakwood Park for a basketball tournament, cornhole, horseshoes, bingo and a bake-off with prizes. July 4 they will enjoy a “thanksgiving” brunch at the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in Sharonville, where they will give out awards and vote on the city for the next reunion. “It is important to remember where we come from and how far we have come along,” said HenryHayden. “When all is said and done, God and family trump all.”


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Beth Hart, a Symmes Township resident who recently published a children’s book called “Just Be Big About It: Clean Up Your Room,” will conduct a book signing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Borders bookstore, 9459 Colerain Ave. Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

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Sycamore students receive awards

Several awards were presented to Sycamore Junior High School students at an awards assembly Thursday, June 3. The awards presented were: Dedicated Artist Award, Seventh Grade: Clara Chuey, Anna Groom and Nanci Hunter. Dedicated Artist Award, Eighth Grade: Ryan Khosla and Gabrielle Mahuet. Outstanding Woodwind, Eighth Grade: Rieko Sotojima. Outstanding Brass, Eighth Grade: Jimmy Ekstedt. Outstanding Brass, Seventh Grade: Katie Steinberg. Outstanding Percussion, Eighth Grade: Jack Wang. Outstanding Percussion, Seventh Grade: Sam Fredette. Most Improved Band Member, Eighth Grade: Ann Busch. Most Improved Band Member, Seventh Grade: Jeremy Youngquist. Director’s Award, Eighth Grade: Aditya Roy-Chaudhury. Director’s Award, Seventh Grade: Jonathan Rollins. Outstanding Woodwind, Seventh Grade: Lucy Farr. Outstanding Upper String Player, Seventh Grade: Jonathan Weng. Outstanding Lower String Player, Seventh Grade: Shoyo Hakoza-


Most Improved Seventh Grade Orchestra: Ben Boughton. Outstanding Upper String Player, Eighth Grade Orchestra: Karin Oh. Outstanding Lower String Player, Eighth Grade Orchestra: YaoYu Liu. Most Improved Eighth Grade Orchestra: Aaron Myers. Outstanding Treble Tones Member, Eighth Grade: Kana Apsalbekova. Outstanding Treble Tones Member, Seventh Grade: Jessyca Huff. Outstanding Chorale Member: Andi DiMasso and Scott McLaughlin. Outstanding Boy Choir Member: Gabe Schenker and Ben Jervis. Outstanding Concert Choir Member, Seventh Grade: Jack Kelsch and Sammy Ciricillo. Outstanding Concert Choir Member, Eighth Grade: Jonathan LeNeveu and Emily Callaway. Outstanding Sycamore Singing Company Member: Ben Goldschneider and Sara Constand. Outstanding Achievement in Japanese: Gabrielle Mahuet. Outstanding Achievement in Spanish: Andi “Mercedes” DiMasso.


Schilling School for Gifted Children first-grader Jayden Kohus recently started selling candy and canned jams and jellies in order to help pay for her school tuition. She lives in Sycamore Township with her grandmother.

Student becomes entrepreneur

First-grader Jayden Kohus found attending The Schilling School for Gifted Children gave her just the learning experiences and the friends that she wanted so badly, but her family’s money for tuition is tight. “We knew Jayden was more advanced than we would expect a child her age to be,” said her grandmother, Maria Daly. “We got her tested and wanted to be sure to give her what she needed. They told us about The Schilling School.” When Kohus found that her

family didn’t have the money to send her back to Schilling, she was determined to help. First, she bought candy in bulk and sold it door-to-door earning $250. Then she and her grandmother got another idea. They watched a neighbor make and can jams and jelly and decided they could do it, too. They made jelly and apple butter to sell. Neighbors contributed apples from their trees. A friend gave them blackberries from her bushes. Other neighbors offered

grapes from their vines, but are waiting for a more abundant crop. Luigi’s Meat Market agreed to sell the jelly and apple butter if they labeled it properly. Kohus sat at the computer and learned how to make labels containing the ingredients and expiration dates to put on the jars. She and her grandmother just picked mulberries and will have a new flavor for fans to try. Kohus moved to live with her grandmother in Sycamore Township to live closer to the school.

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dents Nathan Patchan of Milford, Jayden Kohus of Sycamore Township and Abigail Friedstrom of Colerain recently took first, sec-

ond and third place in CET’s local PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest in the first grade category. The local winners were announced in May.



Ohio University winter quarter – Patric Buchroeder, Meredith Burke, Molly Essell, Jeffrey Guynes, Joseph Herrick, Mollie Holtman, Michelle Johnson, Michelle Khoury, Christine Kuhlman, Megan Lavengood, Michael Linz, Grace Naugle, Nicholas Philpott, Mark Reinhold, Martin Rossman, Trevor Skove, Ian Swoboda, Nayla Takieddine, Rima Takieddine, Eric Wietmarschen and Natalie Wunder. University of Cincinnati winter quarter – Matthew Adams, Paige Adams, Aditiya Aggarwal, Zakaria Al-Deneh, David Albertz, Sonya Badr, Jonathan Benvie, Jared Bernstein, Carly Bethea, Thomas Biddle, Victoria Biddle, Jennifer Blevins, Hilliary Blind, Geoffrey Bloom, Kristina Boehner, Julie Bonn, Mark Brewer, Elizabeth Brill, Charles Brinn, Jason Brothers, Matthew Broughton, Jessica Brown, Sarah Brown, Bridgette Brownfield, Annie Bryans, Luke Bryce, Victor Bullock, Ryan Burkert, Christopher Burket, Charles Burton, Anthony Buschle, Corey Campbell, Sarah Carlson, Kris Casebolt, Kristina Caudill, Amanda Charney, Darith Chen, Amber Chitwood, Tryfon Christoforou, Eunha Chung, Jessica Clements, Bryce Collins, Stephanie Conklin, Shannon Conners, Shelli Coppoolse, Brian Costello, Emily Cox, Kevin Cradler, Jill Cristinzio, Chris Cronin, Jennifer Cutter, Amanda Dahlquist, Brian Danner, Mark Dapkins, Kaitlin Dauner, Brandon Dayton, Kyle Dayton, Katharine DeBlasio, Amanda DeCenso, Giles Decourcy, Constantina Dendramis, Dustin Depenning, Tatiana Dergacheva, Karri Dickenson, Brandon Dietz, Ryan Donovan, Timothy Dougherty, Jeffrey Doyle, Robin Dressell, Katherine Driscoll, Heidi Dunlap, Joseph Duran, Anthony Durell, Rao Durisala, Laura Durius, Ben Dyer, Matthew Edge, Carolyn Eichel, Frederick Joe Estera, Brian Everett, Rebecca Feliciano, Grace Ficke, Brittany Fiorito, Dorine Frank, Amy Freshner, Puja Gaitonde, Cassandra Gallagher, Matthew Gillespie, Alyssa Goard, Leah Goldfarb, Austin Gorsuch, Rachna Goyal, Patricia Grannen,

Award winners

From left, Sycamore Junior High School eighth-graders Sara Constand and Nick Hershey have received the Karen Case/Becky White Award. The award is given to students for their community and school activities as well as their high academic achievements.

Benjamin Grewe, Corey Gross, William Gross, Miren Guereca, Aileen Guillen, Chellsie Haas, Andrew Hagelman, Daniel Hagerstrand, Amanda Hamberg, Shannon Hammer, Dean Hampton, Craig Hansen, Rebecca Hardt, Catherine Harpen, Jeannie Harrison, Daniel Haverkamp, Lauren Hawkins, Megan Hedgebeth, Tiffanie Heile, Erin Hildebrandt, Alexander Hill, Constance Hill, Justin Hill, Joseph Hiudt, Rory Hodous, Christopher Honkonen, Matthew Hontanosas, Tamara Hopkins, Benjamin Hoyer, Clara Hsieh, Alexandra Huller, Dustin Hunter, Mostafa Ibrahim, Abass Jamal Eddine, Avra Joffe, Kimberly Johnson, Megan Johnson, Abigail Kaddoura, Kelsey Kaiser, Joshua Katz, Thomas Kemme, Nadia Khan, William Kiley, Jeremy Kiner, Lydia Kirby, Alison Kirgis, Inna Kirkwood, Jessica Kirschner, Amanda Kisor, Amy Knisley, Lauren Kohne, Kinsey Kowalski, Emma Kreiner, Scott Kruger, Brigitta Kulberg, Rachel Lang, Victoria Lang, Stephanie Leach, Cynthia Lee, Cristin Leonard, Hilary Lewallen, Kristin Lin, Ellen Littmann, Nicholas Liu, Vincent Liu, Christopher Lo, Heather Lo, Lindsey Lonergan, Marilyn Love, Kaitlyn Lovett, Amberly Lovitt, Amy Luck, Vanessa Lutchmansingh, Ashley Ma, Stephanie Macke, Jacqueline Madden, Melissa Mandell-Brown, Anton Martynchenko, Elizabeth Massey, April Matson, Jason Maupin, Tara Mayer, Steven McAndrew, Alexandra McClay, Morgan McFarlin, Amy Mckell, Suseann Meaders, Lauren Mehl, Mary Meier, Deborah Miller, Lori Minor, Karen Monroe, Jayson Moore, Max Moore, Kathryn Morosky, Jorge Moscat Pardos, Jennifer Mott, Angela Mundell, Thomas Murray, Rachel Myers, Blake Nagel, Tyler Nagel, Ashley Neidich, Lucion Newlin, Kenneth Newman, Joseph Neyer, Lynae Norman, Kaitlin O’Toole, Andrew Olberding, Hasmik Ordyan, Thomas Owen, Mukti Patel, Jonathan Peace, Alexander Pendl, Kathelyn Perez, Melissa Perkins, Marguerite Pharo, Michael Phillips, Katy Popplewell, Jennifer Prows, Staci Rader, Kathryn Rawlinson, Lorraine Ray, Michael Reddy, Samidha Redkar, Claire Rickards, Sharif

Riggen, Kelsey Robb, Patrick Roe, James Roelker, Matthew Rogers, Michael Rollins, Lorie Rosander, Morgan Rose, James Russo, Rebecca Russo, Danielle Rust, Sara SadatHossieny, Tatsiana Salava, Steven Salyers, Raed Samaan, Vaseleke Sarlis, Jennifer Sattler, Rachel Sawicki, Christian Schaefer, Jonathan Schaefer, Matthew Scheer, Carla Schlake, Amy Schuesler, Nicholas Schulte, Janice Schulz, Taylor Scruggs, Stephanie Sennett, Adam Shantz, Scott Sheppard, Justin Sheth, Michelle Shi, Aaron Shin, Andrew Sinclair, James Sloss, Joshua Smith, Leanna Smith, Meghan Smith, Michael Snively, Carey Spies, Sarah St. Cyr, Rachael Stefanussen, Diana Stegens, Suzanne Strachan, Jacki Surber, Andrew Tepe, Sailee Teredesai, Kelly Teuschl, Lyndsey Teuschler, Andrew Theobald, Anna Thordsen, Katherine Tiemeyer, Nathaniel Tighe, Elizabeth Tippett, Nicolette Toigo, Julie Toms, Amy Touassi, Emma Troendle, David Tromblay, Sean Turner, Alyssa Uetrecht, Rabia Usmani, Sarah Vaz, Ellen Verschoor, Douglas Vincent, Paul Waller, Jessica Walling, Rebecca Walz, Barbara Watson, Ian Weider, Brenda Weinhart, Elizabeth Wells, Allison Werling, Lisa Whitacre, Megan Whitmore, Lola Wiebe, Jarrod Wiggins, Alyna Williams, Curtis Williamson, Regina Willingham, Patrick Wilsey, Brittany Wissing, Andrew Wittkugel, Michelle Wong, Clint Wooldridge, Jennifer Yang, Allison Young, Kelli Yount, Anna Zabaglio, Paul Zajdel, Abraham Zaki, Chiyu Zhang, Xiangnong Zhang and Sarah Zylka.


Ohio University – Amanda Charney, Stephanie Jacobs and Laura Woolf. University of Cincinnati – Victoria Biddle, Matthew Broughton, Anthony Buschle, Adam Curry, Katharine DeBlasio, Anthony Durell, Tolly Epstein, Beverly Gaultney, Brian Gusweiler, Brandon Hammer, Rhonda Higgins, Bryan Holden, Marjon Kamrani, Shannon Keller, Brock Kinser, Stephanie Leach, Samantha Long, Nicholas Schulte and Nathaniel Valenti.


Tricia Branham has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Ashland University. She is from Montgomery.

Who’s Who?

Melissa Mootoo, a senior at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y., has been selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and

Colleges. Mootoo, a sociology with a minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies major, is from Sycamore Township.

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A look back at spring


Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy tennis players Ben Tedrick, left, and Logan Henize qualified in doubles for the Division II State Tennis Championships. They were eliminated in the first round, but they may get another crack at state in the future; Tedrick will be a junior, Henize a sophomore.


Sycamore High School senior-to-be Darius Hillary finished sixth in the 100 (11.47) at the Greater Miami Conference Championship at Mason May 14. He finished seventh at districts.

Recent CHCA graduate Hannah Lambert stole second base during sectional play against Deer Park. The Lady Eagles, which entered the game having won six of seven, fell 7-2 to finish the season 11-8 overall and 7-3 in the Miami Valley Conference. Lambert hit .340 this season with 15 RBI, 15 steals and 23 runs.



Ursuline senior-to-be Pam Showman was a state-qualifier in the high jump this past season; she finished tied for fifth (5-04.00).

Ursuline senior-to-be Maria Leichty displayed a stellar all-around game this past season, finishing second in the GGCL-Scarlet in average (.486), fourth in OBP (.513), first in triples (12), second in doubles (nine) and third in steals (16). She also had 17 RBI and was first-team allleague. ANTHONY AMORINI/ STAFF

Sycamore sophomore-to-be Samantha Siler, left, chases Glen Este seniorto-be Michelle Thomas in the 3,200 at the Division I Regional Track and Field Meet at Welcome Stadium in Dayton May 28. Siler finished second (11:06.17) to Thomas (11:03.04), who eventually won state in that event. Siler, meanwhile, finished ninth at state – one spot short of the podium.

CHCA junior-to-be Matt Blankenship went 5-0 with a 1.53 ERA this season. He had 51 strikeouts in 32.0 innings.



Ursuline Academy sophomore-to-be Hannah Mehrle looked promising in her freshman campaign. She went 12-10 with a 1.44 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP and six shutouts. She also had 208 strikeouts in 140.2 innings, as the Lions finished 13-10 overall but 2-8 in the GGCL-Scarlet. Recent CHCA graduate Andrew Wallace was a threetime state qualifier for the Eagles. He finished fourth in the 800 (1:56.66) this past season.

Sycamore senior-to-be Adam Reinhart advanced to the Division I State Tennis Tournament this past season, winning his first-round match before falling in the quarterfinals. A secondteam all-league performer in the Greater Miami Conference, Reinhart went 24-8 in first singles.



Recent CHCA graduate John Lloyd went 4-2 with a 1.03 ERA this season. He had 59 strikeouts in 47.2 innings and also hit .311, leading the Eagles to a 22-5 record.



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June 23, 2010

Sports & recreation

CAC swimmers finish great season The Cincinnati Aquatic Club (CAC) has just completed their 2009/2010 Short Course season with great results. Leading the way was 12-year-old Cooper Hodge, who broke two Ohio Junior Olympics state records in the 100 Individual Medley and the 200 Individual Medley, was the State Champion in five events (50 Back, 100 Back, 100 IM, 200 IM and 100 Fly) and broke five CAC team records.

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The time Cooper swam for his 200 IM was the 84th fastest time any 11/12 year old boy has swam that race ever in U.S. history. Cooper started off the year with a broken wrist and had to train by only kicking for the first few months. Cooper’s coach, Kevin Rachal said, “Cooper made a true statement at the meet. He broke his wrist early in the season, but worked hard all season and came back to have an unbelievable state meet.” Cooper also earned the High Point Award for the top 11/12 year old boy at the State Meet and was the runner up for the overall Male Swimmer of the Meet. Other CAC swimmers who were top eight in the state include: Alexandra Tracy (100 back - second; 50 Free - fourth, 100 Free sixth; 200 Back - fifth, 200 Free - eighth); Abby Wu (200 fly - seventh, 200 IM - sixth, 400 IM - fifth, ); Kendal Hart (400 IM eighth, 200 Fly - eighth); Sarah Jenkins (100 Fly eighth), Grace Stimson (500 free - seventh, 200 IM - sixth), Stephen Tracy (50 Back - third, 50 Breast fifth, 50 Fly - fifth, 100 Breast - sixth, 100 IM fifth, 100 Free - seventh), and Ben Lawton (100 Breast - fifth). Alexandra

Tracy also broke two CAC teams records in the 100 and 200 Backstroke. Strong relay performances helped the team to score sixth place overall. The 13to 14-year-old girls’ team qualified a total of eight relay entries for the meet. The relay including Rachel McGoff, Abby Wu, Alexandra Tracy and Sarah Jenkins broke the CAC Girls 13/14 400 Medley record by 8 seconds and placed third in the state. The 11/12 Boys 400 Medley Relay team of Cooper Hodge, Sam Vester, Will Dowling and Charles Leibson; and the 13/14 Girls 200 Medley relay team of Alexandra Tracy, Abby Wu, Sarah Jenkins and Alona Motely also finished top three in the state. To compete in the Ohio State Meet swimmers must record a state qualifying time. The times are challenging enough that there usually are only between 10 and 30 kids in the state that make the cut. Coach Rachal said, “I was very proud of the entire age group team and the progress they made throughout the season. The JO meet was a culmination of a lot of hard work that everyone put in for six months.” The Southwest regional meet, held three weeks before the state meet, is a prelims/finals meet that pro-


The Cincinnati Aquatic Club celebrates a great season. In front row are Abby Wu (Milford), Clare Seuss (Indian Hill), Devin Landstra (Indian Hill), Rachel McGoff (Indian Hill), Jane Wills (Anderson), Haley Johnson (Milford). In second row are Drew Rice (Indian Hill), Jack Mantkowski (Maderia), Charlie Braun (Hyde Park), Andrew Tengen (Mt. Lookout), Lauren Tassone (Hyde Park), Xanna Tracy (Indian Hill), Sarah Jenkins (West Chester), Grace Stimson (Indian Hill), Sarah Vester (Indian Hill), Elizabeth Drerup (Indian Hill). In back row are Jason Guo (Sycamore), Jack Dowling (Indian Hill), Hugh Gores (Mt. Lookout), Kevin Boyle, Sam Vester (Indian Hill), Coach Kevin Rachal. vides swimmers with a great opportunity at the end of the season to post personal best times. This year CAC swimmers had a very strong regional swim meet. Just shy of 80 percent of the times a CAC swimmer finished a race it was a personal best swim. At this fast meet, 37 new state cuts were achieved. Leading the way was Rachel McGoff who picked up seven new state cuts, followed closely by Devin Landstra with five new cuts and Sam Vester with 4 new cuts. At the Ohio Senior Championship meet at

Miami University in early March, CAC finished third out of 33 teams attending. Those with qualifying sectional cuts went on to swim in the Central Zone Sectional Meet at IUPUI in Indianapolis. A total 17 CAC swimmers went to compete against swimmers from Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Mack Rice led the team with an impressive 4th place finish in the 100 Fly while Libby Hunsche brought home a strong seventh-place finish in the 200 back. Both swimmers

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Last week’s question

How do you plan to spend your summer? “Visit parents (87 years old) in Philadelphia, drive to Williamsburg to attend a three-day tax education seminar (I’m a CPA). My wife will fly in on Friday and we will explore Williamsburg and the Blue Ridge Parkway for a week. Fly to Orlando to attend five-day IRS seminar and fly to Tanzania for a wildlife photo safari for 3 weeks at the end of August. In between, lots of walking and ‘honey dos.’” FSD “I’ve been retired for a long time now (nearly 20 years), and have been away from the threeday/week part-time job I held for about six years. “Old fogeys like me don’t see much of a change in our activities when summer rolls around. So my routine will remain pretty much the same. “We really can’t afford much travel, but I’m OK with that. So I’ll keep doing what I already do: helping my wife with the household stuff she did for years (cooking, laundry, etc.), corresponding with friends and family, working out, helping our daughter with her two little ones, and enjoying leisure time in our yard or patio with our great neighbors.” Bill B. “Working! I work at a publishing company, and summer is our busy season. Vacation time won’t happen until at least September.” J.S.B. “Our daughter is getting married here in Cincinnati this Saturday. We are having a brunch Sunday for out-of-town family and friends. As soon as the brunch is over we’re heading up north to our Michigan cottage for a week of R&R (recovery and rehabilitation) – and hopefully cooler weather! “Our typical summer is spent back and forth between projects around the house here and time spent at the cottage. Very relaxing and well worth the long drive.” M.M. “Plan to spend it enjoying the kids, the great Cincinnati summer and all the things to do around here locally instead of a big family vacation. Looking forward to rediscovering all the great things this city has to offer, including time with your family.” C.J.G. “We usually take our vacation in the spring before it get’s to hot, other than a trip to Coney Island on Price Hill Day and maybe a visit to River Downs to bet on the ponies we will just enjoy a dip in the backyard pool.” L.S. “This summer is going to be a

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Next questions

If you had one day to do anything, where would you spend the day locally? Why? 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. fun-filled, exciting one. “My first summer of being retired is giving me the chance to spend more time with my grandchildren, (picnic’s, golf, shopping & pedicure with my granddaughter, and checking out garage sales). “Also looking forward to a two-week vacation with six couples on an Alaska trip (one week on rail/bus and the second leg a Princess cruise) then four relaxing days with family down at Woodsen Bend, in Somerset, Ky.” “I couldn’t ask for a better summer.” Kathy “As a teacher, I use the summer to rejuvenate. I reflect upon the year that has ended and try to come up with different ideas for the next year! “We’re headed to a new school and I’d like to use newer things. I’m thinking ways to renew my teaching style, too. I’m a bit excited and a little bit scared about the move. It will definitely be an exciting time. “I’m also taking a few days with my husband to fly to Vegas. That will be fun before all of the big changes!” M.E. “I plan to spend my summer actively campaigning for all local, state and national conservative Republicans for the November elections. We need to take our country back – we are heading down a path of bankruptcy and destruction as a democracy.” N.W.S. “Loafing.”



“I joined the UC Band during this summer. Our first concert is in Blue Ash on June 22 right at Cooper and Ronald Regan. It is both fun and wonderful!!” T.R.

June 9 question

What movie, scene from a movie, or song is guaranteed to make you cry? “There are four that make me cry: “The movie, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,’ especially the last 10 minutes; “John Hannah’s speech/tribute at Gareth’s church funeral service, in the movie, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’; “And the songs, ‘Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey’ and ‘Alone Again, Naturally’” S.N.


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Today, every dollar counts Fathers are often known for their good advice, whether it’s how to catch a ball, ace a job interview, grill the perfect burger or get the best deal on a new car. If your father is struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs, maybe it’s time for you to give him a few words of advice. This Father’s Day, you may be able to help your dad save an average of $3,900 a year on his prescription drug costs. Here’s how. If your father, or any father figure you know, is covered by Medicare and has limited income and resources, he may qualify for extra help – available through Social Security – to pay part of his monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription copayments. The extra help is worth an average of $3,900 per year. To figure out whether your father is eligible, Social Security needs to know his income and the value of his savings, investments and real estate (other than the home he lives in). To qualify for the extra help, he must be receiving Medicare and also have: • Income limited to $16,245 for an individual or $21, 855 for

a married couple living together. Even if his annual income is higher, he still may be able to get some help with monthly premiums, Ned Morrell a n n u a l Community deductibles and coPress guest prescription payments. columnist Some examples where income may be higher include if he or his wife support other family members who live with them, or have earnings from work • Resources limited to $12,510 for an individual or $25,010 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks and bonds. We do not count his house or car as resources. Social Security has an easy-touse online application that you can help complete. You can find it at To apply by phone or have an application mailed to you, call

Social Security at 1-800-7721213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for the Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020). Or go to the nearest Social Security office. To learn more about the Medicare prescription drug plans and special enrollment periods, visit or call 1800-MEDICARE (1-800-6334227; TTY 1-877-486-2048). So this Father’s Day, as the meat is grilling, you’re playing catch, and talking about your own kids, fit in a bit of good advice for dad – advice he can put to use right away. Tell him about the extra help with his prescription drug costs. In fact, you can help him apply online in minutes at After all, in times like these, every dollar counts. Ned Morrell is the manager of the Cincinnati North Social Security office. Do you have a question about Social Security? Would you like to schedule a free Social Security-related presentation for your employer or organization? Contact Sue Denny at

Cincinnati Water Works meets state, federal standards How many times in a day do you use water? What would you do if you turned on the faucet and nothing came out? At the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, our mission is to provide a plentiful supply of the highest quality drinking water and outstanding services to our customers. Our employees work each and every day to provide you with dependable, high quality water each and every time you need it. We are proud to report that our water met or exceeded all state and federal health standards in 2009, as it always has. To ensure we deliver the highest quality water possible, our water quality experts, engineers and water distribution specialists stay abreast of the latest water industry research and technology and continually look for ways to improve our methods. GCWW draws its source water from the Ohio River and the Great Miami aquifer near Fairfield. We typically treat about 135 million gallons of water a day and perform more than 600 water quality tests a day throughout the water treatment process. Our Richard Miller Treatment Plant, located on the East Side of Cincinnati, treats water from the Ohio River. It is one of only a few water treatment plants in the nation that uses granular-activated carbon with on-site re-activa-

tion. GAC is cited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as one of the best available treatment technoloDavid E. gies to remove Rager impurities such pharmaceutiCommunity as cals during Press guest drinking water columnist treatment. This year, GCWW will begin a major construction project to install ultraviolet disinfection treatment technology at the Miller Plant. UV disinfection is able to remove contaminants such as cryptosporidium. Together, these cutting edge water treatment technologies will provide unparalleled protection. The UV technology is expected to be online in 2013 and, once installed, GCWW will be the first water utility in the country to use sand filtration followed by GAC and then UV, further cementing our role as an industry leader. GCWW currently serves 1.1 million people in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties in Ohio and Boone County in Kentucky. Our 2009 Water Quality Report highlights our extensive water quality monitoring and state-of-the-art treatment process.

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U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-3541440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-2253164; fax 202-225-1992.

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Cincinnati: 425 Walnut St. Room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; 684-1021; fax 684-1029 . Washington, D.C.: C5 Russell Bldg., Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-2242315; fax 202-224-6519. E-mail: None available yet Web site:

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich

Local: 36 E. Seventh St., Suite 2615, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202; phone 684-3265; fax 684-3269. Washington, D.C.: 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; phone 202-224-3353; fax 202-228-1382. E-mail: Web site:


State Rep. Connie Pillich

In Columbus: House of Representatives,

77 S. High St., 11th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43266-0603; phone 614-466-8120; fax 614644-9494. E-mail:

State Rep. Ron Maag

35th District includes parts of Columbia Township, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, parts of Sycamore Township and Symmes Township in Hamilton County and parts of Warren County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-644-6023; fax 614719-3589.

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State Sen. Shannon Jones

7th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. In Columbus: 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215; 614-466-9737; via e-mail: or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215.



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Loveland resident Jenna Pilipovich, who has helped raise more than $5,000 for CancerFree KIDS, will be the organization’s ambassador at the annual Hyde Park Blast Saturday, June 26. Pilipovich recently was pronounced cancer-free after being diagnosed in 2008 with a form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma and is pleased to participate in the Blast, proceeds from which will benefit CancerFree KIDS, a Loveland group that supports pediatric cancer research, and The Wellness Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, which provides people with cancer and their loved ones free support and resources. “CancerFree KIDS is doing such great work in the search to find a cure,” Pilipovich said. “As a cancer survivor, I am very grateful for the support the Hyde Park Blast provides CancerFree KIDS.” “I’m excited that I was chosen to be an ambassador of this year’s event and represent an organization that is working to make sure all kids are cancer-free,” Pilipovich said. Pilipovich recently graduated from Mt. Notre Dame High School in Reading. The last two years as a student there, she underwent several surgeries and months of chemotherapy and, with the help of her volleyball team, raised money for CancerFree KIDS in a volleyball fundraiser called “Ace Out Cancer.” Pilipovich is a lifeguard at the Blue Ash Recreation Center this summer and will be attending Miami University in the fall.

Madeira Historical Society will open the Miller House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 7226 Miami Ave., Madeira. It was a Sears & Roebuck house. Admission is free,

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Loveland resident Jenna Pilipovich, who has helped raise more than $5,000 for CancerFree KIDS, will be the organization’s ambassador at the annual Hyde Park Blast Saturday, June 26. This is the ninth year for the Hyde Park Blast, which includes run/walk, elite running and cycling races – some for children. It’s capped off with a block party scheduled for 6 p.m. in Hyde Park Square. The Rusty Griswolds band will perform. “We launched the ambassador program last year because we want people who participate in the run/walk, kids races, cycling races and attend the block party to know that the Hyde Park Blast is raising money for cancer charities that have a real impact and help those diagnosed with this horrible disease,” said Cheryl Koopman of Hyde Park, co-founder of the Blast. Register for the races or sign up to volunteer at Reported by Jeanne Houck


The Miller House kitchen includes a period stove and cooking utensils. donations are accepted. Call 240-4348. • Madeira Historical Society is hosting the “Cardmaking and Papercrafting Class” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave., Madeira. The cost is $25 and includes supplies. Registration is required. Call 550-3328.

Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. The Recreation Center – includes areas surrounding the Recreation Center such as the nature park, amphitheatre area, etc. White Oak Park, northwest corner of Cornell and Deerfield roads – gazebo, soccer field. Grooms Road Park – Grooms Road between East Kemper and Cornell roads – picnic shelter (first-come, firstserve) and a small playground. Oakwood Park, next to the Hazelwood Community Center, at Kemper and Idalia avenues – play features and picnic tables. Hunt Park, corner of Hunt Road and Floral Avenue – multiple play areas, picnic tables and a paved walking trail.


Highpoint Park at 12057 First Avenue in Sycamore Township was recently renovated by a local church and boasts a basketball court, shelter, a T-ball field and new exercise and playground equipment.


Dulle Park, 10530 Deerfield Road – Fossil collecting along Sycamore Creek, hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, two baseball fields, a soccer filed, tot lot and basketball court. Montgomery Park, corner of Montgomery and Schoolhouse roads – baseball diamond, basketball court, tot lot and playground equipment. Pfeiffer Park, corner of Montgomery Road and Pfeiffer roads – tennis courts, gazebo and fountain and tot lot. Pioneer Park, across from Dulle Park – two baseball fields, soccer field; walking trail; 35 foot gazebo with a deck overlook (available by reservation), pond and adjoining boardwalk; grass play area,; council ring; wildflower meadow; butterfly gardens; grove of flowering native trees. Swaim Park, corner of Zig Zag and Cooper roads – All season restrooms; two tennis courts; sand volleyball; playground; tot lot; two horseshoe pits; basketball court; two baseball fields; soccer field; two picnic shelters Weller Park – Weller Road next to Good Shepherd Parish – All season restrooms; three soccer fields; four tennis courts; two basketball courts; three baseball fields; two sand volleyball courts; playground equipment; picnic shelter; multi-purpose trail.

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Clete McDaniel Sports Complex


Symmes Township Park on Lebanon Road in Symmes Township hosts both Symmesfest during the summer and the Cincinnati Flower Show in April. It sits on 61 acres with three picnic shelters, three playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, a soccer and softball field, scenic walking trails, an exercise loop, a dog run, a bird sanctuary and a small lake. (formerly known as North Sycamore Recreation Facility), 11797 Solzman Road – Five ball fields, two soccer fields, three practice fields, batting cage, concession stand, children’s play area, 9/10 mile walking/running track. Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road – Deluxe baseball field including grass infield, lights, dugouts, enclosed bullpens and digital scoreboard; deluxe regulation game soccer field including lights; two game soccer fields for younger ages; one instructional soccer field; 6/10-mile walking track; large play structure; vending area. Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road – Four shelters; two ball fields;

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Bechtold Park on Sycamore Road in Sycamore Township has four shelters, two ball fields, a walking and running track, a nature trail, two sand volleyball courts and three play areas on its 21 acres.

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This is the list to show your kids when they say they have nothng to do and nowhere to go this summer:

THINGS TO DO Sharonville Convention Center is hosting The Original Creative Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 24, and Friday, June 25; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. The cost is $12 three days, $10 advance; $7, $5 advance; free ages 15 and under. Call 800-472-6476 or visit www.


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3/10-mile walking/running track; nature trail; two sand volleyball courts; three play areas; restroom facilities; basketball court. Bob Meyer Park, 8511 Sturbridge Drive - Four ball fields; children’s play area; batting cage. High Point Park, 12057 First Ave – T-Ball field; shelter, baketball court.

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Seven Gables Park, 11680 Seven Gables Road – This 8.3-acre facility offers tennis and basketball courts, a picnic shelter, a playground area and a one-half mile paved walking trail. Stonebridge Park, 12150 Stonebridge Way – This five-acre neighborhood park features a baseball/soccer field and playground. Symmes Township Park, 11600 lebanon Road – three picnic shelters, three playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, a soccer/softball field, scenic walking trails, an exercise loop, a dog run and a bird sanctuary. Hopewell Meadows Park, 9131 Hopewell Road – This 14-acre neighborhood park features a playground, tennis court and two-third mile paved walking trail. It also has two shelters that are available for rental. Blong Memorial Park, East Kemper and Montgomery roads – small memorial wall that depicts the history of the township.


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Cooking in the Gardens, 9 a.m.-noon, Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Identify, harvest, prepare and learn ways to enjoy local vegetables and herbs. With French home cooks Brigitte Cordier and Martine Enselme. Ages 14 and up, must be accompanied by an adult. $70 for two, $40. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 235-2644, Loveland.


St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 7754 Montgomery Road. Rides, raffle, games for all ages and food. Beer available with identification. Free. 791-9030. Sycamore Township.

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Turner Farm, 2:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Market includes naturally-raised meat and eggs and certified organic seasonal produce and flowers. Closes at dusk. 5617400; Indian Hill. Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. City of Madeira,, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 6238058; Madeira.


An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America, 11 a.m.-noon, Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive. Documentary that brings you into the homes of American elders, to hear their stories about the abuse, neglect and exploitation they have experienced. Free. Reservations required. 984-1234. Blue Ash.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Pick ten bouquets of up to 24 stems, includes flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 5133242873; Loveland.


Turn of the Century Games, 2 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Play games and make one to take home. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, J U N E 2 5


Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. A Generation of Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 530-5379. Symmes Township.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


The Art of Living Retreat: Women’s MultiArts Retreat, 6 p.m. Continues through June 27, 1 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Weekend retreat to help women reconnect with “hand-made lives.” Combines movement, visual arts and writing. Includes individual and group creativity, rest and reflection, community building and more. $300 single occupancy; $250 double occupancy; $200 commuter. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

FARMERS MARKET Turner Farm, 9 a.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.

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St. Columban Festival, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by the Perpetrators. Fish Fry Friday night only. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Rides, food and games. Think Fr. Larry’s funnel cakes, Sweet Maize kettle corn, great teen tent, kid’s tent and more. Free. Through June 27. 683-0105; Loveland.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Big Whiskey. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; Montgomery. Stupor Sonic, 8 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. 70s, 80s and 90s rock by Infinity Ball. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash. Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, 7 p.m. Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road. With Rumpke Mountain Boys. Ages 18 and up. $15, $12 advance. 793-3360; Silverton.


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


Shucking Bubba, 10 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


Auggie Smith, 8 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up. 10:30 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Madeira Centennial Criterium, 5 p.m. City of Madeira. Registration 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Series of amateur and professional bike races circle downtown Madeira. Amateur races begin 5 p.m. professional races begin 9 p.m. Includes music, food, beer tent and kids events. Bring own seating. $10-$30. Registration required, available online. 5612400; Madeira.


Garage Sale, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place. Furniture, paintings, sports equipment, kitchen items, CD’s, DVD’s, luggage, collectibles, jewelry, toys and more. Includes bake sale. Benefits Ohio Alleycat Resource. Free. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297. Madisonville.

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Cardmaking and Papercrafting Class, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave. Create five greeting cards and one picture frame. Door prizes and snacks. Benefits Madeira Historical Society and the Miller House Museum. $25 includes supplies. Registration required. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 550-3328. Madeira. ART EXHIBITS

Faculty Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. A Generation of Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 530-5379. Symmes Township. PROVIDED


Survival Saturday: Women Helping Women Through the Process of Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Wells Fargo Advisors, 8044 Montgomery Road. Informative resource for women at any stage of divorce process. Hear from licensed professionals. Free. Reservations required. Through Oct. 23. 985-2172. Madeira.


Turner Farm, 9 a.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill. Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m. Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. 535-1514. Montgomery.


St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 5 p.m.midnight, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Free. 791-9030. Sycamore Township. St. Columban Festival, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by Midnight Special. Rozzi’s fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. St. Columban Church, Free. 683-0105; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Bob Cushing, 7 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. 697-9705. Loveland. Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery.


Auggie Smith, 8 p.m. $15. Ages 21 and up. 10:30 p.m. $15. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. Through Oct. 31. 683-5692; Loveland.

Cincinnati Horticultural Society is hosting Fresh Air School from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 24, at Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road, Symmes Township. Children ages 4-10 will learn about food and where it comes from, cooking, plus international activities and crafts all while getting some fresh air. This week’s class is “Gourds, Squash and Pumpkins.” They’ll learn how to grow, prepare and eat squash and pumpkins and make a gourd birdhouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $10 per class; $9 Symmes Township resident. Registration is required. Call 872-5193, e-mail; or visit


My Fair Wedding’s David Tutera Demonstration, noon, Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road. Host of WE tv series demonstrates how brides-to-be can create their own celebrity wedding on a budget. “Mocktail Hour” at noon and Ron Ben Israel presentation 1-2 p.m. 310-231-0444. Kenwood.


Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon Harvesting and curing garlic and planting succession of winter squash, crating a swale for harvesting rain water. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Free. 683-2340; Loveland. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 7


St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 4 p.m.10 p.m. St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Free. 791-9030. Sycamore Township. St. Columban Festival, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Midnight Special. Unlimited ride tickets available 3-5:30 p.m. $10. St. Columban Church, Free. 683-0105; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Miller House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave. Sears, Roebuck House. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 240-4348. Madeira.


Loveland Concerts in the Park, 6 p.m. Music by Robin Lacy and DeZydeco. Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave. 683-0150; Loveland.

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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.

Bug Bites, 3 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. With Naturalist Laura Askill. Taste delicious and nutritional samplings, handle live insects, learn about entomophagy and come with an open mind and mouth. Ages 6 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


A Tribute to the Legends of Las Vegas, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road. With Jim “Elvis” Jones and Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Family Friendly. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash. Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Elvis/Sinatra. Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Learn to reduce risk of falling. Use chairs, tables, music, balls and more to learn simple ways to increase strength, coordination, endurance and balance. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


DivorceCare, 7 p.m. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road. Scripturally based support group for men and women going through separation or divorce. Free. 561-4220. Indian Hill.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Turner Farm, 9 a.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


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


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

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

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Kroger - Blue Ash, 4100 Hunt Road. Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 6863300. Blue Ash.



“Palm Beach, FL, 1952,” by Charley Harper, pictured, is part of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s “See America: Nine Views of America,” on exhibit through Sept. 5. The nine exhibits explore what America means, offering daily, free programs and events. Visit or call 513-721-2787.

Zumba Gold, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Designed for those not used to exercising, older adults or those with physical limitations. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township. Red Hat Social and Vendor Fair, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Social and vendor fair for those interested in becoming a Red Hatter. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Anthony Bourdain, internationally known chef, and host of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations,” will come to the Aronoff Center at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27. In his live appearances, Bourdain shares the stories behind his life, books, travels and hit show. Tickets are $36.50 and $46.50. Call 513-621-2787 or visit


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Becoming the ‘Mentalist’ in our own drama For several years the “Mentalist” has been a popular TV show. The “Mentalist” is a man associated with a police investigation team seeking to solve various crimes. The police carry weapons, he does not. His “weapon” is his psychological insightfulness. What an advantage it could be for us to become the “Mentalist” of our own life story! Many of us develop dubious behaviors at times. We constantly come late for work, we drink and eat or spend too much, endlessly watch pornography, tell secrets we’ve promised to keep, flirt and begin affairs we know we don’t want to continue, etc. We choose enough perplexing behavior to make us wonder at times, “Why do I do the things I do?” To be our own “Mentalist,” one of the most helpful questions we

can ask ourselves about our irregular behavior is, “What am I getting out of this?” Such a question is helpful because we Father Lou never do anyGuntzelman thing that does Perspectives not reward us in some way. For example, we water our flowers not essentially for their sake but for ours. We want beautiful flowers to look at, decorate our homes, create curb appeal, express our artistry, etc. That’s not wrong. But there is a personal underlying reason for watering our flowers. Our deepest reason for doing something is not usually the obvious one. It emanates from within us, from our unconscious.

I am wary of anyone who thinks he or she knows the exact reason for their every action. True, for some behaviors we do know; but most are motivated by deeper personal reasons. It might be helpful to know them. Here is a list of an awareness some people actually gained about themselves. Remember, we’re unique, and the reason in one person’s unconscious life is not necessarily the same reason operative in another’s life. • A woman was significantly overweight though she frequently dieted. With the help of a competent counselor she discovered that unconsciously she wanted to be obese. She did not want to appear too physically attractive. For then she would have to deal with men, sexual issues and intimacy – all of which she deeply feared for reasons she soon realized. • A man occasionally won-

dered about his promiscuous behavior and engaging in casual sex with so many women. With psychological help he came to realize he had never really loved anyone or been humanly close. His promiscuity fooled him (and others) into thinking he was a great lover when he really didn’t know what love is. • A woman was rigidly religious. At first she had inklings that it meant she was holy or saintly. As she later came to discover, she had unconsciously chosen rigidity because she was afraid of dealing with the uncertainties of life, her ambiguous feelings, and the fear of making wrong decisions if left to herself. She was afraid of her imperfect human nature. So she had turned over dealing with her own life to precise religious demands rather than genuinely think, reflect and

choose on her own. That meant she could never be blamed, for she did as she was told. She saw herself as perfect. Her life was not challenging since someone else had written her script. Why do we act the way we do? It suits us in some way. Some of our reasons are healthy, wholesome and indicate a growing person. And some indicate we are an unhealthy or frightened person trying to protect ourselves from the demands of life. Our actions are a language that – when interpreted correctly – tell us if we are growing into the person God made us to be, or not. To live life well requires intense self-deception or deep courage. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Scream for easy berry ice cream daughter, Eva, who at almost 21⁄2 is able to pick by herself. I made a nice batch of cherry jam with what we picked. We took a walk through the garden and spied very ripe black raspberries which must have

I can hardly keep up with Mother Nature this week. Everything is ripening a couple of weeks early. First, our sour pie cherry tree had so many cherries on it that the branches were bending. I did get out to pick the ripe ones with grand-

ripened overnight. So we picked a batch of those, too, and I think Eva ate as many as she picked. We wound up tossing some of them into homemade ice cream. When I went for my evening run, ripe mulberries were scattered here and there on my old country road. I’m not complaining, though, since I consider anything that comes from God’s good Earth a gift. I just need to clone myself to get everything done!

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Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or gallofrye@, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or or Ed Klein at Milford Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion, including classes of 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1972. An informal gathering is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 16, at Milford American Legion’s sheltered pavilion. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, a golf scramble is planned at Deer Track Golf Course. The main event is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 17, at St. Andrew Parish Center. Contact Gary Landis at or 831-4722, Judy Culbertson Smyth at or 8318215; or Daryl Zomes at or 561-3189. The Woodward High School Class of 1970 will be celebrating its 40th reunion July 16-17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash located at 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, and all are invited. The events will begin on Friday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour by the pool (swim if you like). Then there will

Indian Hill High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th-year reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 17, at the Kenwood Country Club. Contact Meg Kuhn Hilmer (608-0385 or; Alvin Roehr (312-6363 or ARoehr@; Susan Wetherill Poulos (477-7988 or spoulos@; Lois Velander Hahn (460-1559 or Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan. Deluxe Check Printers employees – are having a reunion July 24. Email deluxe2010reunion@ for more information, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136. Clermont Northeastern All Alumni Weekend – is scheduled for August 13-14. The weekend activities include a drink with classmates Friday, Aug. 13, at Quaker Steak and Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, for classes 1958-1969; at Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court for 1970-1979; at Greenies, 1148 state Route 28, for 1980-1989; at Buffalo Harry’s 1001 Lila Ave. for 1990-1999 and at Buffalo Wild wings, 175 Rivers Edge Drive for 2000-2010. Not familiar with these locations? Gather your group and create your own happy hour at a place of your choice. Then, on Saturday, Aug. 14, classmates can socialize and enjoy a catered dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Fastiques on the Clermont County fairgrounds. Cost is $17 per person. Registration and payment deadline is July 31. Any form received after July 31 will be returned. Contact Andy Seals of the CNE alumni committee at seals_a@cneschools. org for a registration form.

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Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25-26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are invited. Contact, or go to

be a special benefit concert later at 10 p.m. featuring Woodward alumnae, Greta Pope, singing the smooth sounds of jazz. The concert proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for Woodward Career Technology High School college-bound graduates. Saturday, July 17 activities include playing golf, tour of the new Woodward High School, Alumnae Ben Kamin signing his new book, “Nothing Like Sunshine,” at Joseph Beth Bookstore at noon, the all-70 classes annual cookout at Lunken Airport (sponsored by the Woodward HS class of 1973), social mixer, dinner, and dancing to DJ Jeff’s cool music of the era. All forms are at mni.htm. Contact Deborah Taylor Jordan at


Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. Contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at

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June 23, 2010




Unauthorized use of property (computer)

Incidents/investigations Theft, criminal mishief

At 10625 Techwoods Circle, May 12.

A man said someone took an Ohio license plate BD27EV and bracket, value $50, and a license plate border and bolts, value $2 at 4200 Glendale-Milford Road, May 3.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Andre Walker, 22, 1785 Agnes St.,

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Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

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Notice is hereby given that at 7:15PM on July 8, 2010, a public hearing will be held on the following ordinance in the Council Chambers of the Blue Ash Municipal & Safety Center, 4343 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242, before a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Blue Ash: ORDINANCE NO. 2010-29 APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT PLAN UNDER CHAPTERS 1157 AND 1185 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CITY BARBEQUE RESTAURANT AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF GLENDALEMILFORD/PFEIFFER AND KENWOOD ROADS WITHIN THE C-2 PLANNED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, INCLUDING DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS (ROMBES RESTAURANT AND FORMER JIFFY LUBE) Susan K. Bennett Deputy Clerk of Council 1001569044


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removed at 10793 U.S. 22, May 18.

Residence entered and $800 TV removed at 8023 Merrymaker, May 19. Residence entered and jewelry valued at $2,875 removed at 11970 Fifth Ave., May 20.

Johnnie Damron, 47, 418 N. Broadway, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 12184 Mason Road, May 17. Brent Lake, 22, 7 Chillicothe Ave., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, May 24. Johnita Jones, 30, 2529 Melrose Ave., theft at 11313 Montgomery Road, May 21.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Valerie Court, May 17.

Identity theft

Reported at 6413 Timber Hill Court, May 25.


$210 removed at 8100 Burkhart St., May 24. License plates removed from vehicle at 10858 Lake Thomas Drive, May 27. Wallet and contents valued at $77 removed at 7450 Keller Road, May 28. Metal valued at $1000 removed at 7815 Kenwood Road, May 19. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 7913 Montgomery road, May 21. Charger valued at $275 removed at 12100 Reed Hartman Highway, May 21. Vehicle window damaged and stereo of unknown value removed at 3900 E. Galbraith Road, May 17. Purse and contents of unknown value removed from vehicle at 7333 Timberknoll Drive, May 24. Cigarettes valued at $49 removed at 8051 Montgomery Road, May 16. Skin care products valued at $216 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 15. Vehicle entered and rims valued at $600 removed at 8538 Myrtlewood Ave., May 17. Bank cards of unknown value removed at 8133 U.S. 22, May 15. Skate boards valued at $130 removed at 101935 Brookgren, May 18. Desk valued at $375 removed at 11541 Goldcoast Drive, May 18. Copper wiring valued at $1,750


Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Rear glass door damaged at 11312 Snider, May 20. Vehicle tires flattened at 8733 Harper’s Pointe Drive, May 23.

Identity theft

Reported at 9633 Waterford Place, May 19. Reported at 7890 E. Kemper Road, May 18.


$370 in perfume removed at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, May 15. Counterfeit money passed at 12006 Montgomery Road, May 18. Keys valued at $100 removed at 9361 Fields Ertel Road, May 15. Reported at 8791 Creekscape, May 15. Computer valued at $1,500 removed at 10470 Loveland Madeira Road, May 18. Jewelry valued at $7,000 removed at 9184 Hopewell Road, May 21. Wedding ring valued at $11,300 removed from residence at 9965 Humphrey Road, March 4. Merchandise valued at $66.96 removed from store at 11313 Montgomery Road, May 21. License plates removed from vehicle at 9167 Union Cemetery Road, May 19. Services rendered and not paid for at 8725 Wales Drive, May 20.


Store window damaged at 11406 Montgomery Road, May 18.

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DEATHS Mary Virginia Rismondo

Mary Virginia Rismondo, 74, of Montgomery died June 16. Rismondo Survived by husband, Michael A. Rismondo; son, Tony (Gloria) Rismondo; daughter, Laura (Keith) Crawford, Ellen Rismondo, Marilyn Rismondo; brother, John V. Halick; and grandchildren, Kimberley

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. and Valerie Crawford, and Andrew and Ashley Rismondo. Preceded in death by parents, John and Adelaide (nee Bonneau) Halick; sister, Marie Halick; and brother, Alfred Halick. Services were June 21 at St. Columban Church, Loveland.


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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, 7927254. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid 683-3444.



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Office entered at 4750 E. Galbraith Road, May 16.

Child Care provided

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Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

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PUBLIC SALE The following storage units from Stronghold of Blue Ash will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers at 6963 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati Ohio 45249 on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 starting at 11:30 A.M. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit B22, Randolph Soloman, 2720 Orchard Run Road, West Carrolton, Ohio 45449 and Unit C0034A, Doanld Helmers, 9821 Timbers Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242 and Unit E0062U, Allison Shoup, 884 Martini Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233 and Unit B0032, Shawn Johnson, 4015 Ester Marie Drive #46, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 and Units A1 and A2, Larry Dunham, 3026 Minot Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209. 1001568486



101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

LEGAL NOTICE SYMMES TOWNSHIP HAMILTON COUNTY Notice is hereby given that pursuant to ORC 505.17, the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, on June 1, 2010 enacted Resolution T2010-01 establishing fire lanes on Township roads (Vicksburg Drive). This resolution will become effective July 6, 2010. Copy of Resolution T2010-01 is available for review at the Township Administration Building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road and will be posted in four other public places for thirty days. As required, this notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township for three consecutive weeks. John Borchers Township Fiscal Officer

theft at 7801 Montgomery Road, May 26. Nicholas Thompson, 27, 4090 E. Galbraith Road, aggravated robbery at 4090 E. Galbraith Road, May 17. Daniel Goldschmidt, 46, 385 Montell Ave., operating motor vehicle impaired at 7289 Kenwood Road, May 22. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, May 19. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, May 19. Raven Hammons, 19, 4339 Conant, domestic violence at 8155 Montgomery Road, May 18. Juvenile female, 13, theft at 7875 U.S. 22, May 15. John McDaniel, 18, 2335 Alexandria Park, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, May 17.

LLC; $278,000. 10786 Fallsington Court: Quantum Relocation Services LLC to Thomas Daniel & Dana; $278,000. 10786 Fallsington Court: Kalberer Kathleen B. & Roderick W. to Quantum Relocation Services LLC; $278,000. 10786 Fallsington Court: Quantum Relocation Services LLC to Thomas Daniel & Dana; $278,000. 11086 Centennial Ave.: Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. to Haney Kenneth M.; $38,000. 3443 Cooper Road: Sharma Sonia B. to Cole Conrad R.; $602,000. 3849 Chimney Hill Drive: Liss Barbara J. to Thornton Mark A. & Elizabeth M.; $400,000. 4 Muirfield Lane: Stonehill Shirley to Cordell John B. & Cynthia A.; $301,750. 4231 St. Andrews Place: Kalkbrenner Roger E. & Arlene R. to Beart Helen E. Tr; $315,000. 4287 Berryhill Lane: Finestone Barry & Ellen to Katzman Joshua M. & Christine D.; $400,000. 9515 West Ave.: Tekulve Sharon Seitz & Robert B. to Heinze Cynthia J.; $128,000.

Religion Ascension Lutheran Church

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

Brecon United Methodist Church

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Cardinal Chorale (the 40 voice traveling contingent of the All Ohio State Fair Youth Choir) will visit Cincinnati Monday, June 28. They will perform a 90-minute concert at 7:30 p.m. with the theme “The Road Home.” The concert is free. The church is hosting evening Vacation Bible School, “Galactic Blast… A Cosmic Adventure Praising God,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Register at Call for details. Worship on Wednesday is at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 18. It is casual worship with Holy Communion weekly. The church is hosting Homecoming Concert by the “Celebration Singers” returning from their Choir Tour to North Carolina at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20. It is free. Children’s summer camps are available from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Hartzell United Methodist

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; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided Sundays 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting the annual Vacation Bible School program June 28 through July 1. The theme is “SonQuest Rainforest,” an inspirational and educational adventure with a focus on the parables of Jesus. Daily activities run from 9:30 a.m. to noon with a program at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1, for parents. The program is for children ages 3

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through sixth grade. The cost is $15. Call 791-4470. The church is at 8000 Miami Ave., Madeira; 791-4470.

New Church of Montgomery

Conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 489-9572.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

The church is continuing the summer series “Faithful Answers to Life’s Larger Questions” Sunday, June 27, with the sermon “What Difference Does Jesus Make in My Life?” It will be based on the scripture reading Colossians 1:15-23. St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional

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Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available 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, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail: Northeast Suburban Life, Attention: Teasha O’Connell, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

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.

Forest Dale Church of Christ

Forest Dale Church of Christ Senior Minister Jay Russell and Youth Minister Josh Garrett will work together to present a 13-week series titled, “Remember My Chains.” Russell will preach 10 of the 13 messages. Garrett will preach twice more before the series concludes on Aug. 22. “Remember My Chains” covers the book of Colossians, which was written by the apostle Paul from prison to a group of people he knew of through a mutual friend, but had never actually visited. The church is at 604 West Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171.


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