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Montgomery resident’s retirement ground-breaking

By Jeanne Houck

Spotlight on ‘Tomorrow’

East Side Players continued their tradition of excellence by entertaining large crowds at eight performances of the ever popular Broadway musical, “Annie.” The shows were staged at the Blue Ash Nature Center Amphitheatre, June 10-19. SEE LIFE, B1

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The park has only been open for a year, but already word is out about the baseball and soccer fields at Schuler Park in Sycamore Township. Parks and recreation director Mike McKeown said there are many requests for use of the field at 11532 Deerfield Road. SEE STORY, A3

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While other retirees were aiming the television remote at cable channels, 80-year-old Fred Moore of Montgomery was at a dinosaur dig in Montana. While other retirees were swallowing King Dons, Moore was assembling the most complete dinosaur skeleton on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center. And while other retirees were napping and dreaming of their youth, Moore was sorting through bones left in northern Ohio caves during the last ice age. Moore, who lives in the Twin Lakes senior living community in Montgomery, decided he didn’t want to just sit around after he retired in 1986 as an employee services manager at Procter & Gamble. In 1991, he started volunteering at the Museum of Natural History and Science, located in the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Queensgate. Moore works two to three days a week restoring fossils in the vertebrate paleontology section. “It is rewarding to interact with the public about the work we are doing as they come through the museum and watch the preservation work we do in our paleo lab,” Moore said. “It is also fun working with a group of very smart, very interesting people who also volunteer or who are on the staff of the Museum Center.” Moore is working on preserving a Woolly Mammoth tusk more than 12,000 years old and this summer will crack open a plaster cast of a massive, long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur called an apatosaurus. “What might be most fasciPROVIDED nating is Moore’s work on the Montgomery resident Fred Moore volunteers at the Cincinnati Museum Center, where he works missing link,” said Ben Cober, with dinosaur bones. manager of media relations for the Cincinnati Museum Center. “Many paleontologists agree: on land to catch prey, then slip “Very recently, a CMC paleon- back into the water – much like This very animal may be the tology team uncovered a Rhi- a crocodile,” Cober said. missing link between swimming zodont in Owensboro, Ky. Cober said the creature is creatures and those who walk Although this animal was a from the Mississippian Period on land,” Cober said. massive fish, its bones indicate it and that a paleontologist visiting “Moore gets to work on these had flexible elbows and fingers. from Holland told Moore the fossils day after day. How many “The team surmises that the specimen was the best in the people do you know in Cincinpredatory fish could wait in the country and one of the best in nati who can say they’ve held shallows and quickly crawl up the world. the bones of the missing link?”



Vehicle break-ins increase in north By Amanda Hopkins

Summertime is bringing some more crime incident reports in northern Sycamore Township. Lt. Dan Reid, Sycamore Township Hamilton County Sheriff’s Liaison, said there have been seven reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the northern part of the township. He said vehicle thefts usually spike in the summer months. “It’s typical for the summer,” Reid said. Parks and recreation Director Mike Lt. Dan Reid McKeown said Sycamore Highpoint Township Park has also been struck by Hamilton County vandals. GrafSheriff’s Liaison fiti was spray painted on the shelter and a car driven through the fence. The fence has been replaced and the shelter painted over. McKeown said the vandals did not destroy any of the new equipment in the park. The park at 12057 First Ave. was recently renovated by a local church who added new exercise and playground equipment. With increased incidents in the summertime, Reid reminds residents to lock their vehicles and to keep any valuables out of sight or remove them from their cars.

“It’s typical for the summer.”

Summer safety

With increased incidents in the summertime, Lt. Dan Reid, Sycamore Township Hamilton County Sheriff’s Liaison, reminds residents to lock their vehicles and to keep any valuables out of sight or remove them from their cars.

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The tradition of national, regional, and local music, food and fun continues this summer at the 18th annual Festival in Sycamore. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday,

July 16, and Saturday, July 17, at Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road. Along with the great music and food, the township will again offer the “Ride for Five,” which means that an individual can buy a bracelet each night and ride the


rides all night for $5. Headlining the Friday, July 16, festivities will be Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. WOpening the festivities on Friday will be local favorites The Gamut followed by regional favorite Jon Justice and his band.

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Road work starting in Sycamore By Amanda Hopkins

ect to be completed at night to avoid extra congestion in the area. One lane on westMolloy bound Kenwood Road will be closed during the nighttime construction hours. Road Superintendent Tracy Kellums was to attend a pre-construction meeting on Thursday, July 1, to find out when the gas main relocation will start. This project will be completed before the township starts a project along Kenwood Road between Mont-


Before construction begins on Kenwood Road in Sycamore Township, Duke Energy is relocating a gas main on the west side of the road. Township Administrator Rob Molloy said Hamilton County has ordered the proj-


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gomery Road and Euclid Avenue that will run electric underground, remove current poles Kellums and wires and wires, install transformer boxes above ground and resurface the road. The total cost of that project is estimated at $2 million. The township is applying for a $1 million state capital improvement program grant for the resurfacing portion of the project. Molloy has said previously the project will be completed with or without the grant. The township will

know in December if the grant application is approved and the money would be available July 1, 2011. All of the Sycamore Township streets that were part of the 2009 road improvement project will also get new life this summer. Kellums said the streets will be sprayed with reclamite, a chemical mixture that rejuvenates and preserves asphalt. He said it would extend the life of the streets that were resurfaced with asphalt last year by up to three years. Kellums said there would be no road closures for the reclamite project.

Streets that were resurfaced for the 2009 Road Improvement Project in Sycamore Township will be sprayed with reclamite, a chemical mixture that rejuvenates and preserves asphalt. Road Superintendent Tracy Kellums said it would extend the life of the streets that were resurfaced with asphalt last year by up to three years. It includes all or portions of these streets: Wicklow Avenue Kugler Mill Plainfield Lane Monroe Avenue Pine Road Buxton Avenue Lamont Avenue Elizabeth Place Sedgewick Avenue Mantell Avenue Burkhart Street Chaucer Drive Belfast Avenue Dublin Court

Limerick Avenue St. Regis Drive Vyvette Place Winnetka Drive Rosemary Lane Trebor Drive Dundalk Court Eldora Drive Cresthaven Drive Rolling Lane Squirrelridge Drive Hetz Drive Fieldsted Drive Cedarbreaks Drive Buckland Drive Eddington Drive Ellington Court Brittany Woods Lane Bridlemaker Lane Quarterhorse Court Derbyday Court Startinggate Lane Britesilks Lane Silkyrider Court Trotterstrail Court Old Solzman Road


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Council to vote July 7 on political sign rules By Jeanne Houck


The Cincinnati Flames hosted the SWOBAT Showcase at Schuler Park June 30. The Flames are one of the teams that use the Class A baseball field at Schuler Park on a regular basis. A player at first base takes a throw from a third baseman while other players wait for a chance to show their skills.

Schuler fields in park are put to good use By Amanda Hopkins


The Cincinnati Flames hosted the SWOBAT Showcase at Schuler Park June 30. The Flames are one of the teams that use the Class A baseball field at Schuler Park on a regular basis. Other players and scouts watch as a catcher makes the throw to second base. rental is $200 for residents and $375 for non-residents plus a $150 damage deposit that is returned. McKeown said fees for the fields vary by how much the field will be used by the team. For field or community room requests, both residents and non-residents can call parks and recreation director Mike McKeown at 791-8447.

What do you think of the proposed changes to Montgomery’s rules regarding political signs? Send your answer to nesuburban@communitypress. com, with “Chatroom” in the subject line. on lots with more than 150 linear feet of frontage. • Current regulations allow political signs to be displayed for a maximum of 135 days per year. The proposed regulations would not limit the amount of time a sign could be displayed, but would encourage property owners to remove the sign after an election. Mayor Gerri Harbison said that if the ordinance with the changes passes July 7, it will take effect 30 days after that date. “The changes were made as part of our consistent efforts to continually update our code as needed,” Harbison said.

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The park has only been open for a year, but already word is out about the baseball and soccer fields at Schuler Park in Sycamore Township. Parks and recreation director Mike McKeown said there are many requests for use of the field at 11532 Deerfield Road. “We could fill just about everyday,” McKeown said. McKeown said there have been several baseball tournaments at the Class A field that bring in teams from several states as well as serving as a home field for some of the Moeller High School games and for the Roy Hobbs wooden bat league, Milford High School and University of Cincinnati-Clermont. McKeown said the Cincinnati Flames are hosting a showcase tournament with Division I college and major league scouts for high school age kids from all over the country. McKeown said he has been “pleasantly surprised” with the response for the field. The baseball season at Schuler Park will end in September when seeding and renovating the field will start for the following season. The soccer fields will open in August and will host five Moeller High School home games and all of Mount Notre Dame’s home games. The community room at Schuler Park is also getting requests for events, McKeown said, including business meetings and family events. Community room

Montgomery is considering changes to its temporary political-sign rules to both protect the city from “visual clutter” and ensure political candidates have the rights to which recent court cases say they are entitled. City council will vote on an ordinance containing the changes at its meeting Wednesday, July 7. “The city has proposed changes to the regulations on political signs to ensure that the size and volume regulations on political signs in the residential districts mirror the commercial sign – i.e. real-estate signs – regulations in residential districts,” said Frank Davis, Montgomery's community development director. “The proposed changes are also designed so political signs in residential districts are compatible in density, setback, height and size to signs permitted in the commercial districts. “These changes are

being proposed to ensure that the zoning code is in compliance with the current stanDavis dards for political sign regulations set in recent legal cases,” Davis said. Here are some of the proposed changes, according to Davis: • Current regulations require a permit for political signs. The proposed regulations would encourage a permit, but not require it. • Current regulations permit an eight-square-foot political sign with a maximum sign package of 24 square feet on a piece of property. The proposed regulations would permit a four-square-foot sign with a maximum sign package of 25 square feet. • Current regulations do not allow larger political signs. The proposed regulations would allow a larger sign of up to 25 square feet


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Three Aves earn All-American honors in lacrosse

By Mark Chalifoux

The Sycamore High School girls’ lacrosse team received one more honor as three seniors were named All-Americans. Taylor Young, Erin Doherty and Hannah Kelp were the Aves honored with the recognition this season. Sycamore has had 25 AllAmericans since 2000. “It goes along with the success of our program,” head coach Eddie Clark said. “When you have success, you get awards. And all of those AllAmericans would say their teammates played a big role in their recognition.” Clark said he knew the trio would lead the team, but he didn’t know all three would be recognized as All-Americans. “They were a big part of our team. They scored 85 percent of our goals,” Clark said. He described Young as the team’s best athlete and described Doherty as the point guard of the offense. “More or less, everything ran through her offensively,” he said. “And Hannah was unbelievable on draw control, which gets you an extra possession after every goal when you have someone like that. She was fantastic on both

goal for the season is to be an AllAmerican but as a program you have to take pride in that. The success of the program is the reason we have all these people getting awards,” Clark said. He also said this year’s AllAmericans had strong work ethics and were great leaders for the team. He also said they will be tough to replace. “Every year we say that. We had a trio of All-Americans last year and the year before. That’s what you work on. You have to deal with replacing great players in order to run a program and keep it as successful as its been over the years. “Our JV and freshman coaches do a great job, and the kids that graduate have a lot to do with it because they encourage the kids behind them to work hard,” Clark said. Clark also said he enjoys watching players who work hard get rewarded for it. “It’s a great cap to their careers,” he said. “They were all important parts BAILEY RICHARDS/CONTRIBUTOR Sycamore High School senior Hannah Kelp takes the ball toward the goal during the regional semi-final game. Kelp was one of three All-Americans for of a state championship team and we don’t see the success we’ve the Aves this year. had without them. They are all ends of the field.” ty of Cincinnati and Doherty will in college and will attend the Uni- very good at getting the most out Young has committed to play play at Davidson College in North versity of Kentucky. of their talent and at capitalizing collegiate lacrosse at the Universi- Carolina. Kelp decided not to play “I don’t think anyone says my on what they put on the field.”

Steam baseball season heats up

By Jake Meyer

The college baseball season may have come to a close last week, but for 33 college ballplayers with Major League dreams, the season is just beginning. Those ballplayers make up the roster of the Cincinnati Steam, which is beginning its fifth season of play in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The GLSCL is made up of teams from Ohio and Indiana and is one of several summer, wooden bat leagues sponsored by Major League Baseball. For those players, who are mostly from Ohio, the Steam offers a chance to hone their skills, make the adjustment from metal to wood bats, and ultimately to show off for scouts, in the hopes of being drafted by a major league club. The Steam began play in 2006, in partnership with the Cincinnati Reds, as a way to keep those players close to home in Cincinnati. “The Steam was created to keep local talent in town and give them a chance to play in the summer, in front of Major League scouts,” said manager Joe Regruth, who is in his second year as skipper of the Steam. Of the 33 players on the roster, two players were selected by Major League teams in the June amateur draft. Regruth speculates that at least four or five other players have a good chance of being drafted and maybe one day making it to the Majors. But for right now the players goal is to improve their abilities before returning to their collegiate teams and also to win games, something the Steam has done a lot of the past two

16U Cincinnati Flames Catcher Jason DeFevers of Sycamore High readies to fire the ball back to the infield as David Lenhardt of Batavia of the 16U Cincinnati Spikes strikes out in early action. ALL PICTURES: GEOFF BLANKENSHIP/ CONTRIBUTOR

Flames and Spikes

Steam roster Mike Morris, Tennessee Tech, Sycamore Bryan Rose, Northern Kentucky University Ryan Hopkins, Tennessee Tech, Western Brown Jake Proctor, University of Cincinnati, Oak Hills J.R. Reynolds, Ohio University, Moeller Jon Edgington, Miami University, Wyoming Jordan Keur, Michigan State University Noah Zipko, Campbell University, Tallawanda Michael Basil, Indiana University, St. Xavier Walker Stadler, Indiana University Ryan Bellamy, Xavier University, Northwest Paul Uhl, Thomas More, McNicholas Tyler Hollestegge, UNC Greensboro, St. Xavier Brad Gschwind, Miami University, Lakota West Markus Kuykendall, Xavier University, Harrison Tim Issler, Ball State University, St. Xavier years. The Steam’s 40game 2010 season opened June 11 and follows backto-back GLSCL championship seasons. Beyond trying to win games, Regruth does not focus on teaching the players new skills, but rather augmenting the skills they already possess. “In the short summer season, there’s not a whole lot of teaching,” Regruth said. “It’s more about college teams and what they want the players to work on. We do everything we can to further their development based on what their college coaches want.” The most difficult part of managing a roster full of college kids, Regruth said, is managing their playing

Nick Priessman, Eastern Illinois, Colerain Sam Dawes, Miami University, Princeton Andrew Brown, Marietta, Centerville Mike Jefferson, Louisiana Tech, Clermont Northeastern Brian Sand, University of Cincinnati, Oak Hills Brian Bobinski, Ohio State, Mason Mark Lincoln, Sonoma State Ryan Martin, Michigan State, Turpin Michael Peterson, DePauw University, Summit Country Day Nathan Smith, Furman, Lakota West Brent Wagner, Northern Kentucky University, Lakota West Steve Matre, College of Mount St. Joseph, Purcell Marian Corey Farris, Kentucky, Boone County Nathan Mutsch, Xavier University, Bishop Brossart Ben Thomas, Xavier University Zach Isler, University of Cincinnati, Covington Catholic time. “It’s hard knowing you can only put nine guys on the field with a roster of good baseball players,” Regruth said. “I try to keep guys busy enough to keep them developing.” For baseball fans, the Steam offers a chance to watch good baseball in a family setting, at family prices. Tickets for the team’s home games, which are played at Western Hills High School, cost just $5. Thursday, July 1, the Steam defeated Grand Lake to even its record at 7-7 on the season. They return home for three games beginning July 8 and remain home until the GLSCL Allstar Game July 14, also at Western Hills High School.

High school baseball 16U heavyweights Cincinnati Flames and Cincinnati Spikes matched up recently in an early summer season game, June 12. Winning pitcher was Aaron Goe and losing pitcher was John Tanner of Moeller. Save went to Matt Blankenship of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Schools included in the game were Moeller, Sycamore, Clermont Northeastern, CHCA, Milford, Batavia, Madeira and Colerain.

Moeller’s Ty Amman connects for a 16U Cincinnati Flames hit in action against the 16U Cincinnati Spikes.

BRIEFLY Conference honor roll

Jarrey Gronauer, a sophomore golfer for Thomas More College and a Moeller High School graduate, was recently named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester. Also named to the list was Thomas More sophomore golfer Michael Pharo and freshman golfer Jacob Williams, both Moeller graduates. The PAC Academic Honor Roll honors student-athletes on winter and spring varsity sports teams who have earned a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during their semester of competition.

College Commitment

Moeller High School graduate Alexander Niemann will attend the College of Mount St. Joseph this fall and play volleyball for the Lions. Niemann, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker/opposite side hitter, was a four-year member of this high school team, playing for Greg Ulland. He was a Kairos leader/mentor – Pastoral Ministries Program. Niemann, the son of Tami Niemann, is planning on majoring in athletic training, physical therapy.

Tackle Trade Days

Catch a deal during Tackle Trade Days at Lake Isabella from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 10

and Oct. 10. A variety of new and used vintage lures, rods, reels and more will be available for the experienced and amateur angler. Tackle Trade Days will showcase local fishing equipment vendors in a flea-market style setting. Tackle Trade Days is free and open to the public. Any dealers or individuals who would like to sell their gently used fishing gear are asked to call the Lake Isabella boathouse at 791-1663 to reserve a spot. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. Visit or call 791-1663.


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July 7, 2010






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Oil spill blame game a politically slippery slope

A number of years ago I was teaching a class in ethics. We were discussing blame. A student remarked that when you point a finger at someone there are of your three fingers pointing back at you. The disastrous oil spill in the gulf gave me instant recall of that truth. To the concerned observer it appears that our government is more interested in pointing fingers than actually becoming involved in correcting the problem. Is this a crisis that is too important to waste? This is no complex management problem. There are two very important problems. They need to be solved by people with expertise in those

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Sycamore Township Administrator Rob Molloy is retiring at the end of the month. How would you rate Molloy’s tenure as township administrator? No responses. What does patriotism mean to you? Who is the most patriotic person you know? “Being patriotic is doing what is right for your country, not the popular thing. Too many groups and individuals wrap themselves in the flag and think they are patriots. “Real patriotism does not include the mindless parroting of the ultra-right wing. A true patriot does not need to yell epitaphs at our president because he is not ultra-conservative. “A true patriot needs to think and a lot of the flag wavers do it by rote. People who do not use cognitive reasoning are just puppets. “That does not mean we all should come to the same conclusions, only that Fox News and the pundits are a poor source for a thinking person. “Think. Then wave the flag.” J.Z. “Unfortunately many folks think that patriotism is unqualified support of our country no matter what activities are being conducted. “I believe that a true patriot is 1) a thoughtful person, 2) not afraid to articulate an opinion even when it is contrary to the popular opinion, 3) not afraid to be critical of activities in which the country is engaged (war or some other public policy) when their opinion is intellectually honest and thoughtfully supported by reason and logic. “A patriot is willing to support their country/government even when it means sacrificing personal pleasures and comfort to accomplish a desirable goal or resort. “As has been said a true patriot is one who can be critical even when their position is contrary to the popular opinion. “Courage to be critical for improving a situation even when this subjects them to disparaging comments. “Making sure that they understand how government really works and what must be done to make it work the way it was designed. Going along with the crowd when they do not agree with the crowd is being a coward not a patriot. “Too many folks are ignorant of what our country really stands for. It is liberty and justice for all not just a few.” J.S.D.

areas, not by political expediency. The first problem is the leak which is the prime responsibility of BP. All of their efforts should be involved in stopping the flow of oil. They would have the aid of other oil companies as all companies have an interest in maintaining a presence in that oil rich area. To my knowledge they seem to be stymied in receiving either advice or help for reasons we do not know. I have heard that the Russians had four leaking deep water wells that were plugged by bombing them. The second problem is the massive cleanup that is needed immediately and for the foresee-

Next questions

What do you think of the proposed changes to Montgomery’s rules regarding political signs? (See story, A3) Indian Hill High School has once again made Newsweek magazine’s list of top high schools. Indian Hill ranked 190 on the 2010 list of 1,623 schools. The school has placed on the list in previous, consecutive years. What makes Indian Hill schools so successful? Do you think weather warning sirens are effective? Why or why not? What changes would you make to the warning system? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “Patriotism to me is the love and devotion to our country. To be a patriot, one must obey and support the authority and interest of their country. “In today’s narration, I do not feel that our government stands behind our Constitution, as there seems to be ever-ending amendments trying to change our way of life. “We have laws that support the criminal, we have laws against the disciplining of children, and we have laws against the protection of our property, etc. ..., etc. ... “Our country was founded on the premise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Today, we have to fear not only for our lives, but for the lives of our family, friends and neighbors. “Our freedom rights seem to less and less, not only physical but economically. Many surveys given on TV indicate that we are not happy campers. “We all can be patriotic, not only this July 4th, but everyday – flying our flag, say the pledge, singing the national anthem, viewing patriotic parades, and especially honoring our soldiers, past and present.” D.J. “The most patriotic people I know are the people who drive the most efficient cars. “For the last decade we have sent between a quarter trillion and a half trillion dollars each and every year to other countries to buy oil, and it is a major component of the problems we face in our economy today. “There’s a lot more to the oil puzzle than that, but to use an old phrase once more, ‘if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem.’” N.F.

able future. This should be directed by the federal and state governments. So far the response has been extremely poor. It seems that the federal government is too busy pointing fingers to take a leadership role. There are some reports that 13 foreign nations have offered to help. This help has allegedly been refused because their ships were not made in the United States by union labor. Is there a political problem here? Which is more important, the cleanup or protecting favored political groups? Another problem is the financial liability caused by the spill. Here, again, the pointing of fingers is disrupting common sense

solutions. It seems that there is more political capital to be gained by pointing fingers. This is a matter to be resolved after the spill has been stopped and a reasonable cleanup is under way. It should be determined by legal means without executive threats to BP or other parties. It really doesn’t matter if the chairman of BP went to a yacht race, he wasn’t doing the work anyway. He had people on the job and was responsible for the final outcome. A few hours of relaxation often help us make better decisions. I can vouch for that from my own business career. There was the threat of stopping all oil exploration. This has

already caused the price of oil products to rise. There will be people who will Edward Levy lose jobs and the higher Community prices will affect Press guest the working columnist folks far more than the wealthy. As this is being written, a judge has thrown out the ban on drilling. Given the refusal of foreign help, one has to wonder if this is indeed a crisis too important to waste. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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Winning hearts and minds in the information age In a world where communications are instantly global and cheap, reaching more and more people, we have reached a point in our short history on this planet where we can communicate with more individual people than ever before. We have radio, television, the Internet, e-mail, Skype, Twitter and yes, cheaper than ever before telephone. It is with this backdrop that I wonder about the most amazing paradox of our times, and perhaps one of the greatest failings of the recent four administrations in Washington: while information is more readily available than ever, we have, as a nation, singularly failed to reach and win the hearts and minds of most of the world’s people. And when you preach democracy and freedom, this is cardinal sin. Let’s start with the Middle East. For a while, we championed democracy as a solution to the ills of the region. We held up Israel, rightfully, as a shining beacon of what a democratic state can achieve in that part of the world. When Hamas won the elections in the Palestinian Territories we suddenly changed our tune. Suddenly, democracy is no good if people we don’t like win

elections. No real effort went into trying to turn a democratic defeat into a cornerstone of democratic freedom. We decided Bruce Healey instead to simCommunity ply walk away. course, if we Press guest Of had been activecolumnist ly engaging the Palestinian people, Hamas may not have won in the first place. Between this and the invasion of Iraq – another informational disaster – our reputation there is in tatters. To be realistic, it will be for the foreseeable future. Closer to home, we have consistently ignored Latin America. We are angry at Mexico; we blockade Cuba and snub our allies, including one of the world’s largest economies, Brazil, by sending junior officials to the inaugurations of democratically elected presidents of our closest friends. President Chavez of Venezuela, one of the most dangerous leaders in Latin America is ignored and ridiculed, instead of engaged and challenged. More importantly, we haven’t engaged the people of Latin America, much less their

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“We urgently need a charm offensive. I am not talking about an apology tour or a mea culpa. Quite the opposite: we need to show people around the world that we are people like them and are as unapologetically flawed as they are. We have hopes and aspirations, dreams and visions. We want to live in peace, although not at any price.” leaders. We urgently need a charm offensive. I am not talking about an apology tour or a mea culpa. Quite the opposite: we need to show people around the world that we are people like them and are as unapologetically flawed as they are. We have hopes and aspirations, dreams and visions. We want to live in peace, although not at any price. Isn’t it strange, that in an era where communications are so easy, and our belief in Democracy so strong, that we have failed to engage and communicate with people who elect their own governments? We are able to invade far off lands and send rockets to outer space, yet we cannot, it seems, sell our ideas of peace and prosperity through democracy, freedom or even improve our relations with our neighbors. We are a 21st century nation, trying to relate with others as we did when Taft was in the White House. It no longer works. Bruce Healey lives in Blue Ash.



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Annie takes a final bow at the show’s conclusion. Madison Kilgore, of Mason, playing the lead character, is a sixth-grader at Mars Hill Academy and was a 2009 finalist in the Blue Ash Idol competition.

Annie is introduced to Daddy Warbucks’ personal friend, President Franklin Roosevelt. Annie is played by Madison Kilgore of Mason; with Warbucks and Roosevelt being played by Ed Goldman and Joe Walsh, both of Blue Ash.



A playful spring What a wonderful way to spend a late spring evening – sitting out under a starry sky enjoying melodious vocal and orchestral strains filling the warm night air. And so the East Side Players continued their tradition of excellence by entertaining large crowds at eight performances of the ever popular Broadway musical, “Annie.” Producer Rick Reinhardt said, “New ESP all-time attendance records were set – for both indoor or outdoor events.” The shows were staged at the newly improved Blue Ash Nature Center Amphitheatre, June 10-19. Under the direction of Arnold Finkbine, the cast and crew were comprised largely of local talent from Blue Ash, Montgomery and neighboring communities. Perfect accompanying music was provided by the Ohio Metropolitan Theatre Orchestra.



Leggy femme fatale, Lily St. Regis (Shannon Alter), sits atop Miss Hannigan’s desk and dreams of being on “Easy Street.”

EEEEK! Orphans play a mousy trick on Miss Hannigan, played by Jeanne Huddleston. The tricksters (from left) are Alice Magoto, Amara Clough and Elizabeth Radway.



Miss Hannigan (Jeanne Huddleston) conspires with her brother Rooster Hannigan (Jason Santel).


All is well in the final scene at the Warbucks Mansion. Annie (Madison Kilgore) gets a hug from Daddy Warbucks (Ed Goldman) as one of the servants (Anna Kremer) looks on.

“You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” emotes Amara Clough as orphan Duffy. Amara is a seventh-grader at Sycamore Junior High school and was a semifinalist in this year’s Blue Ash Idol competition.


Enjoying the show are proud parents Christy and Ian Clough of Blue Ash. Their daughter, Amara, was playing the role of orphan, Duffy.



Cast members fill the stage in this early scene from “Hooverville.” From left: Marissa Edwards, Jim Levy, Barb Schwartz, Madison Kilgore (as Annie), Samantha Schierloch, Joseph Bermingham, Stephanie Young and Rachel Kasten. Playing beautifully at each of the eight evening performances was the Ohio Metropolitan Theatre Orchestra. Here are the two flutists (from left), Danielle Kenworthy of West Chester Township and Jean Bradley of Monroe.


Paula Gerhardt, a semifinalist in this year's Blue Ash Idol competition. sings “Tomorrow” as a Cabinet member. Others pictured are, from left: Sam Clemons as Henry Morgenthau; Ed Goldman as Daddy Warbucks and Jim Lev as Cordell Hull.


Here’s “Star-To-Be” Marissa Edwards, vocalizing in the New York City scene. She’s a junior at Mason High School.

Talena Shadowens, age 3, of Fairfield, dances in the aisle to her favorite show-stopper song, “Tomorrow.” And her grandmother was in the show!



Orphans (from left) Pepper, Molly and Tessie couldn’t be any sweeter. They’re played by Carolyn Burress, an eighth-grader at Sycamore Junior Hgh School; Elizabeth Radway, a third-grader at Indian Hill Primary, and Erin Frey, a freshman at Ursuline Academy.


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


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. 80s music by The Whammies. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

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


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira 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.


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



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


Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Musical revue. $17. Reservations required. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through July 25. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Bone Voyage, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road. 7914424; Blue Ash. The Hitmen, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Tony’s, 12110 Montgomery Road. Featuring John Zappa, Jim Connerley and Aaron Jacobs. 677-1993; Symmes Township.


Animals Alive, 2 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. With Hamilton County Parks naturalist. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.

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Summer Selections, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717; Fairfax.


Silverton Craft Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meier’s Wine Cellars, 6955 Plainfield Road. Presented by RMAS, LLC Productions. 351-5888; Silverton.


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


Movement for Flexibility, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Movement class to help with keeping joints flexible, lengthening muscles for vitality, increasing blood circulation, mind body coordination and balance. Bring towel. Ages 55 and up. Free. Through Aug. 26. 247-2100. Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 9


Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


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


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


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Kevin Fox. Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95$9.25; parking permit required. 791-1663;


Good Earth Good Eats, 9 a.m.-noon Beekeeping Workshop. Learn how to relate to and care for bees as well as about their importance in the environment. With Marion Ackman. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. $35 with lunch, $25. Registration recommendend. 683-2340; Loveland. The Abiding Image: Crafting Poetry from your Life, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Use life material to create poetry. Led by poet, teacher and Haden Institute faculty member Cathy Smith Bowers with writer and Grailville co-director and founder/facilitator of its Practice of Poetry programs, Pauletta Hansel. $40 includes lunch. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.


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. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 535-1514. 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). $3

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Going to the Park Stories, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. 794-9440. Kenwood.


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


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


Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road. Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Features panel of speakers, attorneys, financial advisor and therapists. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. Presented by Second Saturday. 792-1186. Blue Ash.

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Granny’s Sunday Supper, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Harvest and cook meal with guest chef. $15, free ages 4 and under. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


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


Loveland Concerts in the Park, 6 p.m. Music by Loveland Ministerial Association. Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave. Presented by City of Loveland. 683-0150; Loveland.


Isaac Witty, 8 p.m. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; www.mariemontplay-

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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.


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.


Go Wild: Animal & Plant Science Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through July 16. Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Children investigate animals and plants, build nature kit complete with binoculars, bug cage and telescope. Includes experiments, individual projects and engaging science. Ages 6-12. $150. Registration required. Presented by City of Montgomery. 891-2424; Montgomery. Little Hikers Camp, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Daily through July 16. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Play, explore, make new friends and learn new skills. Age-appropriate activities. After camp programs available for an extra fee 12:30-3:25 p.m. Ages 4 and under. $1,070 five-days, $730 three-days; members: $920 five-days, $630 three-days. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 3

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Helicopter Visit, 2 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. See a helicopter land. Visit with a pilot from Higher Ground Helicopters of Cincinnati. All ages. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Frank Simon Concert. Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 7456259; Blue Ash.


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


American Girls Book Club, 7 p.m. Continued discussion of “American Girls Mystery” series. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Girls ages 8-12. 794-9440. Kenwood. The Hitmen, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Tony’s, 677-1993; Symmes Township. Two of a Kind, 7 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Twopiece band featuring Jay, guitar, and Amy, vocals, presents classics from yesterday and today. 793-4500. Blue Ash.


Youth Pool Party, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Brookside Swim and Tennis Club, 4400 Sycamore Road. DJ, open swim, activities and snack bar. For grades 5-8. $6, $4 members. 8919832; Sycamore Township.

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Do we recognize much of our ego in Nellie? Let’s speak about our ego for a minute. The ego is our center of consciousness and our contact with the world around us. It’s our identity and who we think we are at any given moment. The ego’s characteristics? Our ego has a preference for certainty over uncertainty, predictability over surprise, clarity over ambiguity, control over others rather than tending to their preferences. In his book, “What Matters Most,” Dr. James Hollis describes our egos this way: “This Nervous Nellie ego flits about trying to make everything work… obsessed with staying in charge. Nellie seeks to live in a world of nouns, comforting nouns, that is, fixed identities… predictable entities that can be controlled, maneuvered, and contained. “And all the while, Nellie really swims in a sea of verbs. This is,

not things fixed, but things happening.” Do we recognize much of our ego in Nellie? The fantasy of controlling fortune or the Father Lou hearts and lives Guntzelman of others runs Perspectives deep in us. We connive, engage in manipulations, triangulations, twist truths, obsess about health and safety, put warning labels on everything from plastic bags to Levelor blind cords – all to better control others and the world around us. We even try to control God. We look for a never-fail prayer or point to our good behavior to finagle God into giving us what we ask or make happen what we want to happen. We use special

ego strategies in trying to control our spouse, friends, work colleagues and grown children – oblivious to the fact that their lives are in their hands, not ours. As individuals we do have certain responsibilities for our own lives, work, and any young children in our charge. But do we ever come to a time of greater maturation and spiritual growth when we realize the best thing we can do is resign as the General Manager of the Universe? Our priority then becomes: run our own lives as well as we can. We must realize life as a mystery, God is God, and my ego, Nellie, must tolerate questions, unfulfilled plans and unexpected happenings. Older adults who have lived full lives have many stories to tell. Their telling is often the occasion of laughter or tears or nostalgia. Later on, analyze their life stories. They often contain intriguing

wisdom we need to learn. The storytellers’ tales will include many times when they were evidently not in control of their lives. There were occasions when they barely survived a storm by hiding in the basement, when they were fired and had to find a new job, suffered an accident, had their heart broken by losing someone they deeply loved, were drafted and had to go off to war, or felt a confusing ecstasy the first time they fell in love. There were so many events and emotional times, positive and negative, when their egos were not in control and all they could do was to try to cope. Note something else about our senior storytellers. These earlier out-of-control events are worn as ribbons of honor on a military uniform coat. The tellers seem proud to have gone through uncertain times and

survived. Perhaps they have even become stronger because of them, and their lives more rich and colorful. Too much emphasis on control can mean we are trying to suppress the mystery of life. There is something rewarding and formative hidden in the ambiguities of life. Though we desperately seek on one level to control so much of life, in retrospect it seems on another level we value being out of control and in the hands of mystery. We want a life containing more adventure and courage than our Nervous Nellie ego can safely plan. As poet Mary Oliver says: “I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” 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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Ambrosius says his big surprise was when he tried to get back the stolen items he had located. The store wanted him to pay the same amount the store had paid for the Playstation, a game and controller. Ambrosius paid the money, $165, but isn’t at all happy he had to pay. “They want the people that got their stuff stolen to pay the price and not them – and that’s not fair,” he said. “I didn’t commit a crime and yet I have to pay out of my own pocket to get my own property back. It’s just not right.” Last year an Ohio Appeals Court agreed with him when it upheld a lower court ruling that the true owners of stolen property have a right to get it

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Mix cucumbers and onions together. Set aside. Mix rest of ingredients and stir well to dissolve some of the sugar. Pour over cucumbers and onions. Put a plate on top to keep the veggies under the brine. Cover and refrigerate a day or so before eating. Can be kept up to a month, tightly covered in the fridge. Good add-ins: 1 garlic clove, smashed

Green or dry dill heads (1 large one per jar) or 2 tablespoons dill seed per jar Combine sugar, salt, vinegar and water in a big pot. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag or put in teaball if you want. Simmer for 15 minutes. Pack cucumbers into hot clean jars, leaving 1⁄4” head space; put dill in each jar. Bring vinegar mixture to a boil and pour boiling liquid over cucumbers. Wipe rims clean, adjust caps and process pints and quarts 15 minutes in boiling water bath. This recipe makes about 7 pints. Good add-ins: Jalapeño or other hot pepper, sliced down the center; clove of garlic Kosher style: Add to each jar a bay leaf, a clove of garlic, 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seed and if you like, a piece of hot pepper.

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My sister, Sonia, loves her garden and each year makes these awesome pickles. 4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers, unpeeled 1 medium onion, sliced thin 2 tablespoons salt Up to 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 ⁄2 cup vinegar 11⁄2 teaspoons pickling spice 1 red bell pepper, diced (opt.) 1 clove garlic, smashed (opt.) Arrange cucumbers and onions in large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and mix. Pour enough water over to just cover them. Stir again. Soak at room temperature for two hours. Drain, but don’t rinse. Meanwhile, mix sugar, vinegar and pickling spice in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool while pickles are soaking. After pickles have been drained, add bell pepper, then pour pickling brine over them. Mix. Put into containers. Let marinate overnight in refrigerator. Keeps at least three weeks, or up to six months in freezer.


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So many of you are growing cucumbers and peppers that my mail on a daily basis has requests for recipes, mainly pickles. As for me, right now I’m making Mary Rudloff’s solar dills. Mary was my good friend, Ann’s Mom, and before she passed away she shared her wonderful German recipe for making dill pickles. You layer dill and cucumbers in a jar with a vinegar brine and lay, of all things, a piece of rye bread on top. “The yeast in the rye bread (and I recall Mary telling me only rye will work) makes the pickles ferment and they taste like old fashioned pickles from a barrel,” Mary told me. You let them sit in the sun three days, changing the bread daily. Anyway, I’m not sharing that recipe today since I have to make them again and measure as I go. Mary’s recipe, like so many heirloom ones, was a little of this and a little of that. If they turn out as well as I think they are going to be, I’ll share in a future column. Meanwhile, I’d enjoy sharing your favorite canning recipes so send them in!


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The church is hosting evening Vacation Bible School, “Galactic Blast… A Cosmic Adventure Praising God,” from 6 p.m. 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. Moms Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. Open to all moms. Childcare is available upon reservation. Call the church to reserve a spot. 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 seventh annual Fall Craft Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Saturday, Nov. 6. They are looking for crafters and vendors to join the show. Call the church for details. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

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W EL CO M E Queen City Physicians is pleased to announce our association with Jill C. Manahan, D.O. who joins us in practice at our Hyde Park Internal Medicine office. Dr. Manahan is a board-certified Family Physician with experience in Sports Medicine and Gynecology. She is certified to perform a number of medical procedures including laser cosmetics, BOTOX injections, tissue filler injections and joint injections. Dr. Manahan is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and received her degree in Osteopathy from The Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Manahan joins Dr. G. Stephen Cleves, Dr. Julie A. Krause and Nurse Practitioner, Vicki Fritz, C.N.P., in welcoming new patients.To schedule an appointment visit us online at or call (513) 246-8000.

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project for the children will be El Hogar Mission in Honduras. Children ages 3 to 10 are welcome to attend. There is no fee for this program. Call the church office at 984-8401 or register online at St. Barnabas works with children from the Findlay Street neighborhood on a Summer Camp outreach Monday to Friday through Aug. 6. Volunteers are needed for field trips, craft projects, sports and overnight camp. Donations of food or materials for craft projects are welcome and can be coordinated through the St. Barnabas office. St. Barnabas will host a book club, a canoe trip and a day at the Great American Ball Park this summer. Sunday worship services are 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. with summer church school at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. The church will hold services all summer during the construction on Montgomery Road. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

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Norman W. Wise, 88, of Montgomery died June 27. Survived by wife, Marguerite Wise; children, Gary (Stephanie) Wise, Mary Lou, Michael and Patricia; siblings, Elmer Wise and Edna Docherman; also surWise vived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services were July 1 at the Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Military Order of the Purple Heart Inc., Attn: Commander Kohl, Chapter No. 3620, 5533 Dessert Gold Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45248.


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At 4605 Northfield Road, June 27.

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At Cooper Road and Plainfield Road, June 25.

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A man said someone took a blak leather tri-fold wallet, value $50; $60 U.S. currency; a Discover credit card; a Chase Bank credit card; a Fifth Third Bank Jeanie card, and an Ohio driver’s license from Bally’s Total Fitness at 4780 Cornell Road, June 23. A woman said someone took a Dell laptop computer, value $1,000; a

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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, 792-7254. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid 683-3444. $10 check, and $20 cash from an unlocked vehicle at 4752 Alpine Ave., June 23. A woman said someone took a Liz Claiborne wallet, value $20; a Wes Banco debit card; a Gap gift card; an Ohio driver’s license; $12 cash, and other personal property, value $20, from Blue Ash Recreation Center at 4433 Cooper Road, June 23. Someone stole 11 copper cables, value $500, belonging to Duke Energy at 9920 Plainfield Road, June 4.

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At 4343 Cooper Road, June 25.



Juvenile, 17, theft at 8876 Monte Drive, June 21. Regis V. Solomon, 20, 4416 Lucerne Ave., possession of drugs at Northbound Interstate 71, June 19. Eracieo Rodriguez-Gomez, 32, 154 Miami Ave. D, obstruction of official business at 11000 Montgomery Road, June 23.

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$1,260,000. 9095 Kenwood Road: Langemeier Mary Margaret to Elliott Mary R.; $115,000.


7870 Ivygate Lane: Straubing Tina J. to Meli Fabrizio; $603,500. 7870 Jolain Drive: Bruce Jeffrey T. Tr to Clements Harold A.; $216,000. 9846 Tollgate Lane: Ross Holly M. to Minar Kristi M.; $315,000. 9894 Forestglen Drive: Hall Margo to

10836 Lakehurst Court: Dineen Phillip K. to Fanniemae; $82,000. 12182 Conrey Road: Angel Donald & Jean to Wagner Gregory; $82,000. 3885 Belfast Ave.: Parsans LLC to Hollaender Melissa R.; $137,500. 3970 Larchview Drive: Mannino Gloria E. to Bonner Pope Rhonda L.; $137,500. 5420 Firethorn Court: Conway Shirley

Elmfield Drive: Plantation Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family; $75,000.

Sign removed at Humphrey Road, June 1.

Misuse of credit card

Reported at 10026 E. Kemper Road, June 14.


iPhone valued at $500 removed at 11320 Montgomery Road, May 27. Items removed at 10174 LovelandMadeira Road, May 23. Goal of unknown value removed at 12150 Stonebridge way, May 28. Vehicle entered and bag and clothing items valued at $400 removed at 11150 Snider Road, June 8.

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

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B. Tr to Luther Matthew M.; $310,000. 8666 Kenwood Road: Prakash Chander & Sujata to Fitzgerald Brian; $475,000. 9045 Shadetree Drive: Androski Bret to Sjostrom Danen S.; $250,000.

Reported at 11161 Montgomery Road, June 28.


Thomas Michael E.; $380,000.


Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Thomas Clarke III, 50, 9889 Russline


Drive, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at US 22 and Union Cemetery Road, June 6. Lindsey Young, 19, 17051 Nimrod Blvd., operating motor vehicle intoxicated at I275 and Loveland Madeira Road, May 27.

10543 Tanagerhills Drive: Fifth Third Bank Tr to Smithson Donald E.; $282,000. 11399 Terwilligers Valley Lane: Hill Tyrone & Dfb Enetrprise LLC Trs to Davenport Michael; $350,000. 11606 Kemperwoods Drive: Mac Lachlan Robert & Diane to Hardy Charles M.; $472,725. 8689 Totempole Drive: Sekar M. Chandra Tr & Padmini C. Tr to

Ckakravarthy Indrakanti S.; $218,500. 9169 Dominion Circle: Tobe Katharine M. to Fitts William David; $122,250. 9206 Kemper Road: Durst Stanley H. to Durst Stanley H.; $148,000. 9206 Kemper Road: Durst Stanley H. to Durst Stanley H.; $148,000. 9823 Farmstead Drive: Williams Matthew D. & Amie H. to Patton Roger K.; $595,000. 9940 Mistymorn Lane: Bell Sandra to Brewer Gregory; $650,000.


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