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Loveland High School graduate Scott Sonnenberg (in uniform) plays with the 555th Air Force Band.

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A headline in the July 28 Northeast Suburban Life gave an incorrect cost for replacing Maple Dale Elementary. The bond issue being requested by Sycamore Community Schools will raise $17.5 million. The information was correct in the story.

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Board approves employee contract

Deal includes raises, health care savings By Jeanne Houck

Representatives of the Sycamore Community Schools and an employee union agreed Aug. 5 that recently concluded contract negotiations went smoothly in part because everyone recognized the board planned to honor a pledge to hold the line on employee costs. “This is my third contract, and I think they Tanner all are getting easier as we go on because we know what the expectations are going in,” said Millie Tanner, president of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 243. Tanner made the comment after the Sycamore Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a three-year contract with Local 243, which represents about 280 bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, educational assistants and child-nutrition workers. The agreement includes raises of 25 cents per hour for the 20102011 school year, 30 cents per


Custodians who work for the Sycamore Community Schools are members of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 243, which just negotiated a three-year contract with the school board. Custodian Bob Gill of Madeira cleans up at Sycamore High School in Montgomery. hour for the 2011-2012 school year and 30 cents per hour for the 2012-2013 school year for employees hired before July 1, 1998. It includes raises of 25 cents per hour for the 2010-2011 school year, 30 cents per hour for the 2011-2012 school year and 35 cents per hour for the 20122013 school year for Local 243 employees hired after July 1, 1998.

Local 243 members approved the contract July 29. Its last contract with the board expired June 30. Board President Diane Adamec said the new contract allows the board to keep a promise it made to the community in 2004 and again in 2009 to keep a lid on employee costs. “It’s good for all of us and I really feel that this is important,” said Adamec, who voted for the contract with board Vice President

Jean Staubach and members Jill Cole, John Mercurio and Ken Richter. District officials said the new contract is expected to increase the district’s wage costs for Local 243 members by about 2 percent per year while changes to the health-care plan that the union signed off on earlier are expected to decrease the district’s healthcare costs for Local 243 members over the next three years.

Narrower now means wider later By Amanda Hopkins

Week of service

Several Ursuline Academy students served others for a week in July on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska. According to Ruth HurleyFranchi, Ursuline’s community service coordinator, the grounds are used once a year for this event because the powwow is very important to the Winnebago tribe. SEE SCHOOLS, A7

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Commuters and residents who drive along Montgomery Road in Symmes Township will soon be driving along a newly paved road. Cory Carfora, project engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation, said Stage 1 of the widening of Montgomery Road from Seven Gables through Deerfield Township will be complete in early fall. He said paving operations should start Aug. 18. Once Stage 1 is complete, drivers will be moved to the two newly paved lanes to make room for construction on the other side of the street. The road will be widened from 31 feet to 70 feet to accomodate two more lanes of traffic. Carfora said there will be a left turn lane along the road, designated turn lanes at all intersections along with new traffic signals at the

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Calumet, Mason, Enyart and Union Cemetery road intersections. The intersection at Montgomery and Seven Gables will be reconfigured to be perpendicular rather than a curved intersection. Montgomery Road at Seven Gables will also be elevated 10 feet above the current street. Union Cemetery Road will also

be widened from its current 38 feet to 50 feet. Carfora said Stage 2, the final step in the construction, will begin in the next month or two. He did not have a set date for when the project would be complete. “We’ll finish Stage 2 as much as weather permits,” Carfora said. There will be no road closures,

“We’ll finish Stage 2 as much as weather permits.”

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Trustees sprucing up the township By Amanda Hopkins


Township is m a k i n g plans to update both the Deer Run shelter area at Symmes Park and the landscaping at Hopewell Leis and Loveland-Madeira roads. Trustee Jodie Leis wants to add playground equipment to the Deer Run shelter. She and township

Administrator Gerald Beckman said the section of Symmes Park on Lebanon Road is used by people walking on the trail and also renting the shelter on the weekend. Leis said she will look into several options for playground equipment and will stay within a $25,000 budget. There is no timeline for the project, but the equipment could be installed for next year if approved by the trustees. Leis also suggested landscaping work be done along Loveland-Madeira Road.

She said a lot of work is focused on Montgomery Road in the township and she said the LovelandMadeira corridor also needs help. Beckman said the intersection at Hopewell Road and Loveland-Madeira Road is a good place to start because it does not require approval from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Leis and Trustee Ken Bryant approved a motion to allow Beckman $500 to work with an architect to come up with landscaping designs for the intersection.


Symmes Township trustees asked township Administrator Gerald Beckman to work with an architect on a plan for adding landscaping at the Hopewell Road and Loveland-Madeira Road intersection.

Police looking for man accused of armed robbery in Blue Ash By Jeanne Houck

Blue Ash police are looking for an 18-year-old man accused of being involved in the robbery at gunpoint of two people who tried to buy drugs in the city Aug. 3. Police are asking that anyone with information about the whereabouts of Blake S. Hundley of Grand Avenue in Blue Ash call

CrimeStoppers at 513352-3040. Hundley faces a f e l o n y charge of aggravated Blake S. Hundley robbery, as do three other Blue Ash men that police say they have already arrested: • Rahshod Joquez Gevoni Davis, 18, of Grand

Avenue. • Kevin M. Hoard, 21, of Florence Avenue. • James C. Hundley, 19, of Grand Avenue. Police say a Mason juvenile told officers: The juvenile and an 18year-old companion from Loveland – neither of whom police are identifying by name – went to the corner of Cornell and Kenwood roads in Blue Ash to pur-

chase drugs at about 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and met an individual known to them. That individual rode with the youth and the youth’s companion in their car to the Hazelwood subdivision off Cornell Road, where the youth and his companion were approached by three other individuals and robbed of their belongings at gunpoint. Blue Ash Police Capt. James Schaffer

The pair was robbed of their cell phones, wallets and $100 to $150 in cash. said the pair was robbed of their cell phones, wallets and $100 to $150 in cash. Schaffer said police know which of the men facing aggravated robbery charges reportedly accompanied the juvenile and his companion in the car, “but that is inves-

tigative work product and we are not releasing that information.” It will be up to the Hamilton County prosecutor whether the juvenile and his companion will face charges for trying to buy drugs, Schaffer said. Police describe Blake Hundley, the man they are seeking, as black, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.


A Ladies Luau at the Pool will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Blue Ash Recreation Center pool on Cooper Road. Tickets cost $12 and entitle the holders to food, drinks, a variety of vendors, fitness demos, music, swimming and door prizes. Free baby-sitting is available for children ages six weeks to nine years. Registration is required and space is limited. Call the Recreation Center at 7458550 for tickets.

Dance open house

Broadway Bound Dance Academy will host an open house 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, with a special performance at 1:30 p.m. The open house is a time to meet the teachers, tour the studio, purchase attire and register for classes. Fall classes are open for registration. Go to or call 7749474. Fall classes will begin Sept. 13. The studio is at 10580 Loveland-Madeira Road in the CVS shopping plaza.


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Galbraith Road work stalled again By Amanda Hopkins

A miscommunication between the construction company and the blacktop company has stalled work along Galbraith Road in Sycamore Township. Road superintendent Tracy Kellums said Sunesis Construction, the company working on Galbraith Road, will not receive the miller to grind down the road until at least Aug. 9 because of a mix-up with the blacktopping company, Mount Pleasant Blacktop. On July 27, Dan Durham, the inspector for the project with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, said the construction would be complete by the second or third week of August. Kellums said now there is no timeline for

“We’re paying for (the Galbraith Road construction), but can’t get anyone to do the work.”

Cliff Bishop Sycamore Township trustee

when the project will get finished. The project, which covers sections of Galbraith Road in both Sycamore Township and Deer Park, was originally slated for completion last November. The holiday season, inclement weather and delays by Sunesis pushed the project back further. Work did not resume on the project until May of this year. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees expressed frustration about the project at their Aug. 3 workshop meeting.



“We’re paying for it, but can’t get anyone to do the work,” Trustee Cliff Bishop said. The project is run by Hamilton County, who also selected Sunesis Construction for the job because it came in with the lowest bid. Township attorney Doug Miller said it was possible that Sunesis came in with a bid significantly lower than the next lowest bidder for the project. He said sometimes the money saved by taking a very low bidder could outweigh the hassle of a delayed construction project. He said the trustees may have more say in choosing of the construction company for future county projects in the township.

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Northeast Suburban Life


Valuables in unlocked cars are perfect targets By Amanda Hopkins

Crimes are increasing right along with the temperature. Sycamore Township’s Hamilton County Sheriff Liaison Lt. Dan Reid said there have been several thefts from vehicles in the township including Millview, in Rossmoyne, along Woodlawn Avenue and in the Kenwood Towne Center. Reid said 95 percent of the thefts were of valuables left in plain view in unlocked cars. He said that thefts increase in the summer months. He said many of the suspects are trying to break into all cars parked along the street. There was also a report of a break-in at a vacant building at 7777 Mont-


The properties at 7777 Montgomery Road were the victims of a break-in when a group broke into the building and threw a party in the vacant facilities.

Lock the doors Lt. Dan Reid with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department warned residents to keep their cars locked and their gomery Road where suspects held a party in the basement. Reid said deputies in the township are also using the

valuables out of sight. The summer months have seen an increase in thefts from vehicles in the township. summer months to visit township businesses to get updated emergency contact information for buinsess owners and managers.

First National Bank robbed in Symmes Township Community Press Staff Report

The First National Bank on Fields Ertel Road in Symmes Township was robbed this morning at 9:54 a.m. An unknown suspect

entered the bank, walked up to the bank teller and presented the teller a note demanding money. The teller gave the suspect an unknown amount of U.S. currency. No weapon was dis-

played or implied. The suspect fled on foot, heading east. There was one employee and no customers in the bank at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.

A search for the suspect was conducted by a Warren County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit without success. The suspect was described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, thick

mustache, 200 to 220 pounds, wearing a blonde wig, long sleeve T-shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses, and a baseball style ball cap, The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Criminal Investiga-

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Symmes trustees endorse money-saving electric program By Amanda Hopkins

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

18 percent or lock in a 6.19 cents per kilowatt hour fixed rate. This would give residents a savings before the electric aggregation starts. Paul Smith from Duke Energy Retail Sales said it is an opt-in program and that residents who choose the program will receive a “peace of mind” guarantee that if other communities are offered lower prices at a

later date, the low price will also be available to Symmes residents. Symmes T o w n s h i p Bryant Trustee Ken Bryant also negotiated with Smith that the township will send a cover letter to show their approval of the program along with Duke

More cost savings Symmes Township Board of Trustees approved an electric endorsement program with Duke Energy Retail Sales that would give residents the option to save 18 percent or lock in a

6.19 cents per kilowatt hour fixed rate. This would give residents a savings before the electric aggregation starts. Symmes Township is also

finalizing the gas aggregation program with Integrys. Officials from Integrys said that residents could start to save on the gas bill as early as their October bill.

Retail’s letter. “We want the best for our residents,” said Bryant. “We want (residents) to

do the calculations and make their own decisions.” Residents can sign up for the program through Duke

Retail’s website. Electric aggregation will be decided on at a later meeting.

Indian Hill on magazine’s ranking of top high schools By Forrest Sellers


Club hosts successful camp

The Rotary Club of Blue Ash/Montgomery held its 14th annual Camp Enterprise at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blue Ash. Sixty-eight high school juniors from 23 high schools in the greater Cincinnati area were selected to attend the three-day event. The program offered an intense introduction to the basic fundamentals of capitalism, entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. Special emphasis was given to participation in units involving decision making, creativity, innovation, cash flow, a business case study, citizenship, business etiquette, teamwork and networking. The keynote speaker was Anthony Munoz, former Cincinnati Bengal and local entrepreneur who spoke on the importance of ethics and character in developing a successful business model. Camp Enterprise is an outreach program of Blue Ash/Montgomery Rotary Club that complements the club’s other youth-oriented programs which include Student of the Month, 4-Way Speech Contest, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and scholarship programs.

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. According to the magazine only 6 percent of all public schools in the United States are included on the list. The list is prepared by taking the total number of advanced placement, international baccalaureate and Cambridge exams given and dividing this by the number of graduating seniors. Jane Knudson, superin-

tendent of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District, said it is also important to Knudson consider how well students performed on the tests. “While we are delighted to be on the Striebich Newsweek list, we believe the best high schools show success on multiple academic levels,” she said. Indian Hill High School administered 560 advanced placement exams in 2009. Eighty-five percent of

the students qualified for college credit with a score of three or better on a one to five scale. Twenty-nine percent received the highest possible score on one or more of the advanced placement exams. “The best high schools determine their success by more than just one criteria for ranking,” said Nancy Striebich, principal of Indian Hill High School. Indian Hill High School has advanced placement courses concentrating on a variety of disciplines. Four new advanced placement courses have been added to the curriculum for the next school year – art history, world history, human geography and psychology.

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Principal likes DP’s small-town atmosphere By Amanda Hopkins

New Deer Park Junior/Senior High School Erica Kramer said she was looking for a new challenge and is excited about finding it in the Deer Park district. Kramer was principal at Loveland Middle School for 11 years, two of the years as assistant principal, before being selected for the Deer Park position. “I wanted to be able to get to know the community,” Kramer said. Kramer, who lives in Montgomery, said with a


New Deer Park Junior/Senior High School Principal Erica Kramer will officially start at her new position Aug. 1. smaller number of students in the Deer Park schools, she’ll have a better chance to get to know the students during their time at the high school. “I’m looking forward to

“I wanted to be able to get to know the community.”

Erica Kramer New Deer Park Junior/Senior High School principal

getting to know the kids and the families,” Kramer said. She said the small-town feel of Deer Park is much like the community where she grew up in Santa Claus, IN. Kramer also graduated from Indiana University. She said everyone in the district has been been welcoming and is making the transition to the new school easier. Kramer will replace current principal Mark Lutz, who accepted a position as principal at Milford High School. Kramer’s first official day was Aug. 1.

School schedule to remain unchanged By Forrest Sellers

Starting times for Indian Hill schools will not change – at least for the foreseeable future. Superintendent Jane Knudson said the schedule for the 2010-2011 school year will remain the same. An Indian Hill Exempted Village School District committee was formed to look at school start and dismissal times and a survey was also conducted. The results of the survey were presented to the Board of Education during a recent meeting. A total of 472 parents

and 142 staff members participated in the survey. Results among those who completed the survey indicated a majority of the parents favored a later start and dismissal time for students in grades 6 through 12, said Knudson. However, responses from primary and elementary school parents showed they favored keeping the current schedule, said Knudson. Staff responses also varied with a number of them supporting a later start while others said they preferred the current schedule. “The complexity of our schedules can’t be underestimated,” said Knudson.

She said transportation costs associated with changing start and dismissal times would also be a significant consideration. “It seems like there is a mixed bag of responses with no consensus,” said Tim Sharp, president of the board. No vote was taken by the board. “I think there is merit in looking at the issue further,” said board member Karl Grafe. “I think it needs more study.” Board member Kim Lewis agreed. “The board would carefully have to analyze any additional costs with an early start time,” she said.

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Northeast Suburban Life

Residents join forces with writers group By Rob Dowdy

Several Indian Hill residents have taken their love of writing to new heights, thanks to a local writers group where they all met. Village residents Janet Dieman, Don Wenker and Deanna Ashing are just three of the approximately 60 local writers who participate in the Monday Morning Writers Group, which meets each Monday at Joseph-Beth Bookstore in Hyde Park. Wenker said he got involved in the group after taking a poetry class at Raymond Walters. He said his teacher suggested the group as a way to express himself among like-minded individuals. Wenker said through the group, he and several others have published “The Pocket Book of Limericks,” which can be found at area bookstores and libraries. Wenker has also published “Poems by a Father,” a book of poetry that is on sale at local Barnes and Noble bookstores. Dieman began attending the group’s meetings with


Janet Dieman is one of several Indian Hill residents who are members of a local writers group. Dieman continues to write with her husband and has given presentations of her work at local senior centers. her husband, although the writing she does is much different than the other members. She said her projects center around photographs she’s taken during her travels, and she incorporates stories into slideshows. Dieman presents her work at several local senior citizen homes. “I bring the world to them,” she said. Ashing, a co-author of “The Pocket Book of Limericks,” said she saw an advertisement for the group at a local bookstore, attend-


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New stores in Kenwood

A. Francesca’s Collection-in Kenwood Towne Center, a store for women’s clothing, handbags and jewelry; opened in June B. The Buckle – Kenwood Towne Center, men’s and women’s apparel, denim and accessories; opened July 20 C. Pandora – Kenwood Towne Center, a Denmark jewelry company that makes customized charm bracelets; opens later this year AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

Ulta, a store specializing in make-up, opened this summer in the Sycamore Plaza in Kenwood. It is one of the latest stores to open in the Kenwood area.

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Two new tenants joined the mix at Kenwood Towne Centre this summer, and three will soon follow this fall.

Francesca’s Collections, a women’s clothing, handbag and jewelry retailer, opened its first Cincinnati store in June across from the entrance to Nordstrom. The Buckle, a men’s and

women’s apparel, denim and accessories shop, opened its third local store July 20 in 4,081-squarefoot space near the first floor food court. Coming this fall is an

D. Arden B – Kenwood Towne Center, contemporary women's clothing and accessories store; opens later this year E. Aroma Restauran and Sushi – Kenwood Towne Center, restaurant and sushi bar; opened in January 2010 F. Ulta – 7800 Montgomery Road, beauty products retailer with full 11,890-square-foot Anthropologie store between Restoration Hardware and Aroma near Nordstrom. Owned by Urban Outfitters Inc., the brand sells women’s clothing, accessories and home goods. It

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G. Kenwood Theater – in Kenwood Place; opens Nov. 2010

J. Willie’s Sports Cafe – relocated to 6475 E. Galbraith Road; opened April 2010

H. Mattress Firm – second Kenwood store opening on Montgomery Road in Kenwood Pavilion; opens midAugust I. Great American Cafe – 8740 Montgomery Road; restaurant also operates a store at Rookwood Commons in Norwood. Pandora, a Denmark jewelry company that specializes in customizable charm bracelets, will open its first Cincinnati store in a small

K. Eyemart Express – 8154 Montgomery Road;discounted eyeglass frames and lenses available in one hour; opened May 2010 space also near Nordstrom. Arden B, a contemporary women’s clothing and accessories store owned by The Wet Seal Inc., will open its first Cincinnati store in 3,000 square feet in the Macy’s wing.

Expansion approved for Forever XXI By Amanda Hopkins

New stores are coming in and current stores are expanding in the Kenwood Towne Center. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a 6,000 square foot expansion to clothing

store Forever XXI. The expansion includes a small addition to the building and adding a second level to the store. No parking spaces will be affected with the additions. With the approval of the expansion, the store will be allowed to have three out-

side signs, but will be required to screen any mechanical equipment outside and to replace any landscaping afftected by the expansion. A representative from Kenwood Towne Center said no date has been set for construction to start.

The approval for the expansion comes as several new tenants come to the towne center in the next few months. Francesca’s Collection and The Buckle opened earlier this summer. Anthropologie, Pandora and Arden B will open in the next few months.


The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a 6,000 square foot expansion for the store Forever XXI in the Kenwood Towne Center.

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upscale women’s boutique, will open in the next few months. “We have a very busy year ahead,” Kenwood Towne Center general manager Wanda Wagner said. Aroma, a restaurant and sushi bar, opened earlier this month and Wagner said there are more new stores coming to the Towne Center this year. Last year, Kenwood Towne Center saw the opening of 18 new stores including Nordstrom, Lego, Oak-

ley, Stafford Jewelers and Vera Bradley. Wagner said that 57 of the 180 stores in the mall are unique to the market. She said the Towne Center tries to draw in stores that other malls in the area don’t have. “We try not to make our mall one of the cookie cutter malls,” Wagner said. “We give it a unique flavor.” Wagner credits the success of the mall and said the towne center has created a


Aroma, a restaurant and sushi bar, recently opened up next to Nordstrom in the Kenwood Towne Center. Anthropolgie, an upscale women's boutique, will open up next to Aroma in the space recently vacated by the furniture store, West Elm. “niche” in the market that brings in the new and different stores.

“We’re fortunate they feel they’d be successful in Kenwood Towne Center.”

ULTA location open in Kenwood Gannett News Service

ULTA, “the store on everyone’s lips” and the best resource for everything beauty, had a grand opening July 9, at the Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road. ULTA delivers the very best in beauty by bringing together an unparalleled selection of brand-name cosmetics, fragrances, skin and hair care products with a full-service, in-store salon. Designed to accommodate the busy lifestyles and growing needs of women, ULTA encourages guests to escape, learn and be entertained while instore beauty experts offer advice without unnecessary sales pressure. “Our goal is to help women look and feel their absolute best, while encouraging them to fully enjoy their personal shopping time,” said Lyn Kirby, president and CEO.

What you’ll find The brands listed below are just a “taste” of what’s in store at the new ULTA in Sycamore Plaza • Prestige Skincare, like Dermalogica, Murad, Exuviance, and Kinerase • Prestige Cosmetics, such as Bare Escentuals, Smashbox, Stila and Lorac • Professional Hair and Nail brands, like Pureology, Redken, Matrix, Frederic Fekkai, Ojon and OPI ULTA offers consumers quick access to not only their favorite essentials, but also to a world of beauty indulgences, so shopping at ULTA is convenient and hassle-free. To further set the stage for a satisfying shopping experience, the store is illuminated with natural light so guests can easily see the true shade of the products they are testing, and the knowledgeable staff is

• Tried-and-true popular brands, such as L’Oreal, Neutrogena, Olay, Pantene and Revlon • Fragrances, from Clinique, Estee Lauder, and Lancôme, to Vera Wang and Dolce & Gabbana • Professional hair tools such as Chi and Hot Tools • ULTA Brands, including cosmetics, bath and body, spa products, accessories and candles always on-hand to provide the latest beauty information. ULTA offers guests affordable indulgence and is the largest one-stop shop for women who want the product breadth, value and convenience of a beauty superstore combined with the distinctive environment and experience of a specialty retailer. ULTA will be open Monday through Sunday. For hours, call 793-5100. Salon

appointments can be made by calling 793-5100 and walk-ins are also welcome. ULTA is the largest beauty retailer that provides onestop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and services in the United States. ULTA offers a unique combination of over 21,000 prestige and mass beauty products across the categories of cosmetics, fragrance, hair care, skincare, bath and body products and salon styling tools, as well as a full-service salon in all stores. Headquartered in Bolingbrook, IL, ULTA opened its doors in 1990, currently operates 348 stores across 38 states and also distributes products through its website: The Salon at ULTA: ULTA’s full service salon and skin health services make it the complete beauty destination.


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Academy hires new principal

Ursuline students spend summer helping others

Several Ursuline Academy students served others for a week in July on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska. Organized by Young Neighbors in Action, a Catholic organization that arranges service weeks around the U.S. for high school teens, the group of students and teachers spent the week preparing the pow-wow grounds for the annual prayer and celebration event. According to Ruth HurleyFranchi, Ursuline’s community service coordinator, the grounds are used once a year for this event because the pow-wow is very important to the Winnebago tribe. It is a four-day celebration, which includes meaningful drumming and dancing, and honors the last war chief of the tribe, Chief Little Priest, and all of the tribe warriors before and after him, as well as tribe members who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. In preparation for the powwow, Ursuline senior Amy Burns said, “We did everything from weeding and raking to scrubbing and painting. We completely cleaned the entire stadium where their celebration is held. It looked so much nicer at the end of the week. The Native Americans were very thankful for all of our hard work and even had a cookout for us to enjoy on our last work day.” Hurley-Franchi said that at Winnebago the students not only were able to learn about what their Catholic faith has to say about service and justice and performing the work of service, but they also got to experience an immersion into Winnebago culture. “It was a fantastic and transformative experience for our young women,” she said. “What


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Ursuline Academy has hired Thomas Barhorst to succeed Principal Adele Iwanusa, who retired at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Barhorst of Mason had served as assistant principal at Ursuline since 2007. Previous to that he taught social studies with a focus on economics, government and psychology to grades 11 and 12 and then moved on to the position of educational technology coordinator. Barhorst has a master of science with a major in educational leadership from the University of Dayton and a bachelor of arts degree from Xavier University. He says that he is excited about the opportunity to assume his new post for the coming school year. “Ursuline is an outstanding school,” he says. “We have a long tradition of excellence; we have a committed and talented faculty; we have intelligent, hard-working students; we have parents who are actively involved and devoted to their daughters’ success; we have a unique and dynamic physical environment. I think the major challenge I find is to build


on the school’s success and find areas where we can improve further.” President Sharon Redmond says that Barhorst is a perfect fit as Ursuline’s prin-

cipal. “He gets what it means to be an administrator in a Catholic school, which I think is different than being an administrator in any other school,” she says. “He is a person of integrity. He will never compromise his professional integrity nor would he do anything to jeopardize the integrity of Ursuline Academy. He is a person of strong character yet has a great sense of humor.” Redmond also says that Barhorst’s career in academia came naturally as both of his parents and his sister are educators. His father also served as the principal and president of Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney, Ohio, where Barhorst grew up. In addition, Barhorst’s wife, Susan, teaches science at Ursuline.

SCHOOL NOTES New trustee


Several Ursuline Academy students served others for a week in July on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska. From left: seniors Erin McCoy of Sycamore Township and Nicole Stagge of Indian Hill help with some painting in preparation for pow-wow, the annual prayer and celebration event of Native Americans. stood out to me were the lessons learned by our students through this immersion experience.” Hurley-Franchi also said that

the students want to live some of the things they learned within the Ursuline community this school year.

Stephen J. Baggott of Blue Ash has been elected to The Seven Hills School Board of Trustees. Baggott is the director of global business development for Proctor & Gamble. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sunny Delight Co.; treasurer of the Neighborhood Homeowners Baggott Association, and a member of Good Shepherd Parish. Baggott and his wife, Susan, have two

sons at Seven Hills. Also, Bill Markovits of Montgomery was reelected to a four-year term on the board as treasurer.

Open registration

Linden Grove School is enrolling students at various grade levels for kindergarten through eighth grade. Linden Grove is a private non-public school serving children with special needs, primarily on the autism spectrum. The school is at 4122 Myrtle Ave. in Dillonvale. For enrollment information, call Kristin Tennyson, principal of academics, at 984-2215 or visit

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


Ursuline Academy students at the site of the Berlin Wall, from left: Morgan Holliday (Lebanon), Kelly Maloney (Montgmery), Molly McShane (Mason), Kara Trusty (45241), Megan Valerio (45224 – in front of Kara Trusty), Allison Purdy (Deer Park), Annalee Gordon (Hamilton), Ashley Raabe (Forest Hills), Katie Korneffel (Milford) and Erin Donnelly (Maineville). Another highlight was a visit to Cologne and St. Ursula Church (St. Ursula is the patron saint of that city). “UA’s German Academic Exchange is part of the German American Partnership Program (GAPP www. which was started in the 70s to encourage high school exchanges between the USA and Germany. The program is funded in part by the Congress of the United States and the German Congress. The goals are to strengthen relations

between the USA and Germany, to gain a deeper understanding of Germany’s place within the European union and the world, to gain an understanding of German culture and history, and to improve the students’ German,” Hoffman-Jeepsaid. She added, “A goal is to gain an understanding for what cultural fluency might mean in the German setting and then apply these insights or this template to other international experiences. UA students will be com-

peting for jobs internationally and will also necessarily work in international settings; many of their parents are engaged internationally now and value this opportunity for their daughters. An academic exchange is an effort to prepare UA students for professional (and perhaps personal) life in the 21st century.” Senior Megan Valerio said that she learned a lot about our culture and how the Germans are more conscious about saving energy and caring for our planet than Americans.

She explained that most people ride buses, trains and bikes everywhere because it is safe, reliable and easier than a car. They also take fast showers and don’t turn their lights on often because they just use natural light. Another observation was that German people eat bread with almost every meal and consequently there are many bakeries (in addition to ice cream shops) in Aachen. “I loved my experience in Germany and I am planning on going back to visit

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

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Lions looking to roar back to top By Anthony Amorini

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Numerous returning players with experience from Ursuline Academy’s victory in the 2009 Division I state finals – the fourth state title in the volleyball program’s history – are back for fifthyear head coach Jeni Case in the hopes of defending the Lions’ title in 2010. But Ursuline’s undefeated 29-0 season in 2009 doesn’t quite provide the same teachable moment as the Lions’ loss in the 2008 state finals. Last summer, avenging the 2008 loss was mentioned early and often by Case and her players. But now the Lions have a title to defend as the team attempts to ignore its high mark from one season ago. “Every year is new and it doesn’t matter what you did last year,” Case said of her mentality entering the 2010 campaign. “We lost some really strong players so I don’t feel like (this team) will be playing with pressure.” With that said, Case is still confident her bunch can rise to the top again. “I just tell them there’s no rea-

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Seniors Kori Moster (10), Jamie Goldschmidt (6) and Christina Beer (8) will lead the Ursuline Academy Lions varsity volleyball team in 2010. Moster has already committed to Michigan State on a volleyball scholarship. son they can’t do it again but we don’t really talk about (defending the state title) much,” Case said. “They are a talented group and they want it.” Ursuline’s roster is populated by six key returning players with a core of nine seniors leading the way. Though the Lions don’t have a season-ending loss to fuel them, Case believes Ursuline’s strong

leadership will help carry the team. “The seniors want to end on a good note and they’ve already had good careers,” Case said. “When you have nine seniors on the team it’s kind of neat. You don’t get that often.” Ursuline returns five senior starters including Kori Moster (libero), Christina Beer (middle hitter), Olivia Johnson (right hit-

Coach: Shana Stull, third-year head coach. Returning starters: Sydney Zimmerman (12), Alex Jeffers (12), Tara Hodge (11), Morgan Prescott (11) Promising newcomers: Lauren Lawley (10) started varsity in the 2009 post-season Season outlook: “We have a solid, driven team this year. We are also excited to have Lauren Luessen as our first-year assistant varsity coach this year (former CHCA volleyball player1st Team All-City (District 16), Player of the Year 2008- MVC)” Last year’s record: 15-5 ter), Elena Lohr (outside hitter) and Abby Engdahl (outside hitter, defensive specialist) in addition to returning junior Noelle Langenkamp (middle hitter). Beer, a third-year starter, finished fifth in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League last fall with 231 kills. Moster is committed to Michigan State University and finished second in the GGCL with 493 digs in 2009. Langenkamp stands at 6-foot1 with Johnson at 6-foot in the hopes of replacing some of the

firepower lost from graduation including 2010 graduate Jade Henderson’s GGCL-leading total of 366 kills. Senior Nikki Hill (setter) and juniors Iris Brewer (setter) and Kate Reilly (right hitter) will also be key contributors, Case said. Jamie Goldschmidt was out all last season because of her back, Case said. She was honorable mention all-league her sophomore year. “I think there’s definitely a possibility (that this year’s team will be as good as our 2009 state championship team) just because he have so many seniors and a core who have been there,” Case said. “They will have to play a bigger role this year but we could definitely be one of the top teams in the state. “It will take a lot more work than it did last year though,” Case added. Ursuline opens with a road game against Alter at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, before hosting its home opener against Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. Mark Chalifoux contributed to this story

BRIEFLY First glance at fall sports

Northeast Suburban Life is taking a look at fall sports by putting the spotlight on select high school teams as a first glance at the season, with more coverage to come on other schools. Expect to see coverage on the following dates: Aug. 11 – Volleyball and girls’ tennis Aug. 18 – Boys’ and girls’ soccer Aug. 25 – Football, all inclusive

Crosstown Showdown

Skyline Chili is conducting a Crosstown Showdown event tour, complete with cheerleaders, bands, players and fans from Moeller High School from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Montgomery Skyline. There will also be Skyline gift baskets, gift, cards, Showdown game tickets and other prizes raffled to lucky winners in the store. A total of 20 percent of sales form the event will benefit Moeller’s athletic booster program.


Courtney Kust, a basketball player Hope College from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, recently won a letter in basketball at the college. Hope was champion in women’s basketball in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association winter sports championship.

SIDELINES Softball tryouts

The Cincy Slammers Fastpitch Softball Club is having tryouts for its 2010 -2011 teams Saturday, Aug. 14. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 15. Cincy Slammers is a select travel softball club for girls wishing to take their game to a higher level. Tryouts for the 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U teams will start at 10 a.m. Tryouts for the 8U and 10U teams will start at 1 p.m. Players should arrive a half-hour early to fill out registration paperwork and warm up. Players should bring their equipment with them. Girls trying out for pitching and catching positions will stay slightly longer. Visit, or contact Michelle Pipperger at


Bitten by baseball

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

Depth makes CHCA tennis a team to watch By Mark Chalifoux

The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy girls’ tennis team should be strong again this fall as the Eagles return their entire team from 2009. CHCA will be led by state qualifier Holly Dahmus, who was the Miami Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2009, and by Kassie Faugno and Dominique Baxter, who qualified for state in 2009 as a doubles team. CHCA will also have a pair of seniors who played first doubles last season for the Eagles and will be in the same spot this fall. The last doubles team will likely be made up of a junior and a sophomore and head coach Lynn Nabors-McNally said she has five strong incoming freshmen. “I don’t have any one player that is a powerhouse but depth-wise, this is probably just as strong, if not stronger, than some of the best teams I’ve


CHCA’s Holly Dahmus returns the ball to Gates Mills Gilmour Academy’s Ali Althans in the girls’ state tennis tournament in Columbus Oct. 23, 2009. Dahmus is CHCA’s top returning player for the 2010 season and will lead a deep Eagles team. had,” she said. “It depends on how they all mesh together. It’s a process that

happens through practice after tryouts. You never know how it works till

they get together.” CHCA will play a difficult schedule, per usual, and will face a number of strong Division I teams, including Lakota East, Lakota West, Ursuline and several top teams from Columbus and Cleveland. “Our league is also pretty good as Seven Hills and Summit are always good,” Nabors-McNally said. “We also play a good Wyoming team and Indian Hill and Sycamore are always good too.” She said while there are some great singles players, the doubles teams for most schools are more uncertain and it’s too early to tell who the top team on the schedule will be. Still, she said CHCA benefits from playing a difficult schedule when it comes time for the postseason tournament. “It’s great for the kids. The better the matches they have, the more they have to compete and it’s better for those players that have aspirations to play in college,” Nabors-McNally said.

Other players to watch

Brooke Dennis, MND Sandy Niehaus, MND Madison DeWitt, Ursuline Maggie Egan, Ursuline Colleen Johns, Ursuline Annie Sabo, Ursuline Komal Safdar, Ursuline Allie Martin, Sycamore Maggie Cron, Sycamore Aamna Dosani, Sycamore Sammy Kruger, Sycamore Sophia Southward, Sycamore “Having a winning schedule is great but it’s more important to play good teams so the girls mature and get better. I never schedule easy teams just to have a good record with the girls’ team or the boys’ team. “Last year, we had a very young boys’ team and they lost some matches, but they got so much better,” she said. “If you can make a kid better physically, mentally and spiritually, then you’re accomplishing something win or lose.”

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IH tennis poised for breakout season By Mark Chalifoux


Indian Hill’s Kelsey Matthews returns the ball to Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown’s Cameron Dorsey in the state tournament in 2009. Matthews will be the top player for a loaded Indian Hill girls’ tennis team this fall.

The Indian Hill High School tennis team returns six starters from a team that went 17-3 in 2009 and the Braves should be one of the stronger teams in the area again this fall. “We had an amazing season last year and I’m hoping we pick up right where we left off and keep moving in the direction of heading towards state,” said head coach Lindsay Morris. The team will be led by senior Kelsey Matthews, who played No.1 singles for Indian Hill in 2009 and went 16-1. “She’s taken tennis a lot more seriously in the past few years and has played in a ton of tournaments and now she’s one of the top players in the region,” Morris said. “She really stepped up and led the team through some tough matches and was a big reason we made it so far last year.”

Matthews was the CHL player of the year in 2009 and Indian Hill also had a number of underclassmen on the first-team all-CHL list, including Taylor Schumacher, Florence Vanderschueren, Kasey Schumacher and Rachel Littman. Littman played No.3 singles and was 15-2 for Indian Hill. “Rachel works harder than many players out there year-round and will be more experienced this season,” Morris said. Morris said the Braves bulked up their schedule this season to include matches against some of the more difficult teams in the region and from Columbus. “CHCA is always a challenge, Ursuline will be good this year and, in the conference, Wyoming is usually strong,” Morris said. “Our goal is to finish at least as well as we did last year and make it farther in the state team tournament and get more girls in the state tournament as

individuals.” Only Matthews qualified for the state tournament as an individual in 2009. Morris said the key to the program’s recent success has been the increased intensity. “We’re also coming together for a common goal and that’s to make it to state,” she said. “We’re counting on the girls who started last year to keep performing like they did. This will probably be the best team we’ve seen in a long time for Indian Hill.” She said that the 2009 season was one of the best teams the program has seen in many years and that this team is capable of exceeding those accomplishments. “I’m very excited for the season to get started and I started preparing for it the minute last season ended,” Morris said. Indian Hill opens the season on Aug. 18 against Columbus Academy.

Defense leads way for MND volleyball

The Mount Notre Dame volleyball team graduated eight players from the 2009 team that finished second in the GGCL and closed with a record of 21-6, but the Cougars should be very competitive in the 2010 season. “We’ve got a lot of returning experience,” head coach Joe Burke said. “We have five starters back and some kids that were fighting for playing time at the end of the season and have really stepped up in the offseason, so we expect to build off of that.” Burke said the team is using last season’s regional finals loss as motivation to improve throughout the offseason and through this season. The team will be led by libero Kelsey Wolf, who is one of the top liberos in the state. Sophomore Michelle Strizak will be another standout for the Cougars. Kathleen Donnellon will be a strong outside hitter for MND and setter Janna Reilly will also be a key player. Burke, in his second year as head coach, said having five starters back and more experience on top of that is key, especially since everyone should be familiar with his style now. “I’ve been there for 12 years overall but during my first year as head coach (in 2009) there was a bit of a feeling-out process,” he said. “I didn’t change much, but the girls are very comfortable with the day-to-day operations now, and I look for us to build on our experience.” Burke said Ursuline is the league favorite until someone knocks them out but he thinks his team will be “very tough” as well. He said Lakota West and Lakota East will be two of the stronger teams in the city. “Our league is tough, it’s a fight every match,” he said. “That helps schools in the GGCL though because they play tournament-type games twice a week, and that’s why the GGCL does so well in the tournament.” Burke said this is one of the most motivated teams he’s seen and said that the team’s identity will be in its defense. “We’re going to be an incredibly scrappy defensive team,” he said. “Maybe one of the best we’ve had in that respect. We’ll be very diverse on offense and have good options at every position. If we keep progressing our defense should frustrate teams.”

Burke said he thinks the sky is the limit for this group but they are more focused on day-to-day improvements and the start of the practice Aug. 9. “I can’t tell you how I excited I am to start the season,” he said. “With the girls

we have and the motivation and talent level they have, I’m excited to get back in the gym and get back to it.” Mount Notre Dame opens the regular season on Aug. 28 with matches against Centerville and Chaminade Julienne.

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Next questions

Aug. 4 questions

That’s what Rep. Pillich has done so far, what she plans to do again, and she’ll definitely get my vote.” F.F.

Whom do you support in the 28th House District race – Democratic incumbent State Rep. Connie Pillich or Republican challenger Mike Wilson? Why?

“I support Connie Pillich 100 percent.” C.S.

“I support Connie Pillich, because Ohio really can’t afford more stupidity in the form of Tea Party antics.” A.A.B. “I support Connie Pillich because she is an intelligent and articulate woman who is able to make political decisions based in logic, and refuses to play the manipulative political game that others do. It’s unfortunate that Mike Wilson is running against this remarkable incumbent, because his association with the Tea Party will no doubt create an ugly, mud slinging campaign based in fear mongering. I hope that other voters can realize the obvious choice is Connie Pillich.” R.B. “Connie Pillich is a fabulous representative for everyone in her district.” K.N. “I support Connie Pillich for state representative.” W.P. “Connie Pillich has been the most visible, interactive and engaged state representative our district has witnessed in many years, if not ever. She is the model for what is needed in the state legislature. She is a wife, mother, veteran, attorney and MBA. Her legislation has helped our children get more nutritious meals at school, our veterans keep their homes while on duty, helped citizens who are facing foreclosure get help during their financial crises and helped her constituents understand the legislature with her multiple town-hall meetings. She is the epitome of what is expected of a state representative and as far as I can tell, she has fulfilled every election promise she has made. “Currently, Pillich has proposed legislation in H.B. 516 that will save the Sycamore Community School District $12 million. I am a resident of Blue Ash and my con goes to Blue Ash Elementary

“I support Connie Pillich.”


Bengals fans seem to have mixed decisions on whether wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) will help or hurt the team – particularly paired with Chad Ochocinco (85). School, which is in the Sycamore School District. “If elected Mike Wilson will push an agenda that will cost the Sycamore Community School District $832,000 in his support to end the state income tax, HB 400. Not only will this reduce the financial help our schools receive but our police, fire and other social services will be affected. “In addition, as a member of the Tea Party, Mr. Wilson has proposed the end of Social Security as well as suggesting that Ohio secede from the Union! Not to mention the Tea Party’s efforts to repeal of health care reform. Mr. Wilson’s ideas are both dangerous to our state and destructive to the educational system in Ohio.” M.D. “This is no contest – Connie Pillich has my vote.” B.F. “I am supporting Connie Pillich.” D.B. “I support Rep. Connie Pillich in the state House race in District 28. The reasons are many, but I’d like to focus specifically on what the two candidates will do in office. “Thus far, Rep. Pillich has helped veterans with the benefits they earned serving our country, she has helped protect children

with everything from working to ensure meals served at school aren’t full of junk to introducing a bill to protect kids from ‘sexting’ (and help prosecutors with flexibility in charging youngsters with appropriate crimes). That’s not even a fraction of the list. But I’ll move on. “Right now, our Sycamore Schools are facing a fiscal problem and coming to the voters for another tax hike just to keep a proper roof over the heads of students. Rep. Pillich has introduced legislation in H.B. 516 that’ll save Sycamore schools $12 million. That’s not Rep. Pillich’s estimate that’s from the non-partisan Legislative Service Commission, which serves the legislature. “The same body says that another bill to end state income tax, H.B. 400, will cost Sycamore Schools $830,000. The Tea Party Republican in the race, Mr. Wilson, supports this bill. I understand that people are angry about the fiscal hole the country dug itself into in the past decade. But I cannot support any candidate who wants to balance the budget on the backs of school kids. “His website talks a lot about what he is against. I’m just not clear on what he will actually do that helps anybody. “Getting angry isn’t going to get the job done. Working with members of both sides of the aisle for common sense solutions does.


“I will be supporting Rep. Connie Pillich in 28th House District Race. Pillich is an industrious, visible and accessible legislator. She has sponsored bills that have helped our children, our veterans, our school district and Ohio homeowners in financial distress. In the 20 years that I have lived in Blue Ash, no other state representative has been as engaged in our community as Ms. Pillich. No one else has held a town-hall meeting or been willing to educate the voters on legislative actions taking place in Columbus. “Recently Rep. Pillich introduced House Bill 516 which will help the Sycamore Community Schools District retain $12 million in funding. On the other hand, her opponent, as a founding member and leader of the Tea Party is insinuating he is in support of H.B. 400. The intent of H.B. 400 is to eliminate Ohio’s personal income tax. This tax is used to support our schools as well as our community services (fire, police, mental health services, etc...). According to the Legislative Service Commission, a non-partisan body that serves the state legislature, should H.B. 400 pass, the Sycamore schools will loose $832,000. Because it affects more than just our schools, H.B. 400 will subsequently act as a catalyst for job loss in Ohio’s service sector. “The choice is clear and simple: if you are a supporter of education and your community, it would be wise to vote for Connie Pillich. By choosing a Tea Party candidate you are placing our schools and community on a dangerous and destructive path.” J.B.B.

How much of a difference will Terrell Owens make for the Bengals, both on the field and off the field? “It’s anybody’s guess. On one hand, he has some impressive

Which local high school fall sports team is your favorite? How many games/matches/meets do you plan to attend this season? What is your favorite thing about high school sports? With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, with Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective are such band? 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. seasons (2000-2002 with San Francisco and 2007-2008 with Dallas), but on the other hand, the ability of anyone to endure the rigors of professional football and continue to excel is limited. “Owens is only three years younger than Brett Favre, and his position (wide receiver) is probably more demanding in terms of stamina than Brett. For now, at least for a year or so, the team of Chad and Terrell will be a formidable challenge for the Bengals’ opponents.” B.B. “Hard to tell this early, but since he has a reputation of speed, and with Ochocinco on the other end of the line, the chances of more scoring might be greater for this season.” O.H.R. “While Terrell’s arrival was covered in a positive way and he behaved quite well, his past actions with multiple teams worries me. I hope he has matured and is now ready to be a team player instead of the prima donna we’ve seen too much of in the past. “My son and I have season tickets and plan to give him a real chance. We just hope he doesn’t give us any reason to boo him.” R.V. “I was not in favor of Terrell Owens becoming a Bengal. He certainly didn’t come here with even a hint of humility. I sure hope he proves worth it on the field and that he doesn’t prove to be a distraction in the locker room.” M.K.T.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Respectful dialogue needed

As a member of a faith community, I am dismayed and saddened by the failure to find a way forward to craft an immigration system that respects the fundamental rights and dignity of all. Inaction at the national level has created a vacuum into which states have stepped to create their own immigration laws. Arizona Senate Bill 1070 and similar proposed legislation in other states divides our communities and tears apart families. These kinds of unjust laws create a climate of fear for those whose area of residence, line of work, complexion, spoken language or accent is deemed suspicious, even if they are citizens or legal foreign residents or visitors. Archbishop Desmond Tutu is concerned that a law such as S.B. 1070 strips people of rights and dignity, “such as the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty that you yourself enjoy.” State legislators should vote

against bills mimicking S.B. 1070 in order to respect federal immigration authority. Discussions of immigration bills should be civil and respectful, not driven by hateful rhetoric. I urge our senators and representatives to focus attention and lend their support to efforts to fix the broken immigration system in a humane and practical manner. Darryl Wilder Green Arbors Lane Symmes Township

Making Duke pay

If Duke Energy presses forward to reduce its property taxes paid to schools and local governments, the utility should be required to refund to customers any portion of the taxes that are currently included in its rates. My office – as the residential utility consumer advocate – will take appropriate measures to argue that these refunds occur. At this time, Duke’s residential elec-

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A generally poor decision

Can you imagine if President Eisenhower would have fired Gen. George Patton for his misstatements during a critical time period in World War II? Can you imagine Abraham Lincoln firing the obnoxious General Ulysses S. Grant in a critical time period in the Civil War? How much longer would these wars have lasted without our best generals? Do you know how important personal relationships are to Middle East tribal leaders? America disposed of our friend – they may say. Gen. Stanley McChrystal through seven years of on-theground experience was trusted as a fearless American soldier leader by Afghan friends of America. Also, McChrystal was feared as a

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brave warrior by Al Qaeda and the Taliban. For a thin-skinned president to fire such a man because of offhand statements printed in a trash magazine is a shame. I am afraid that we can now expect a terrible increase in fatalities that our military fathers, wives, sons and daughters in Afghanistan – that we will now have to suffer – as we start all over in military leadership. It took McChrystal seven years in the field to gain the trust and knowledge needed to make progress . To blow that experience and knowledge away because our president can not take criticism is truly a disaster for America. I am afraid that this single cowardly decision will jeopardize our total mission in Afghanistan and result in the continued subjugation of women in the Middle East for another 100 years. Ted Day Elbrecht Drive Montgomery



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Loveland High School graduate Scott Sonnenberg (in uniform) plays with the 555th Air Force Band. With him, from left, are his brother, Michael Sonnenberg of Loveland, his grandfather, Richard Colvin of Maineville, and his father, Doug Sonnenberg of Loveland.

Loveland graduate plays with 555th Air Force Band By Jeanne Houck

Scott Sonnenberg was a member of the Loveland High School concert, symphonic, lab and jazz bands for four years before graduating in 2006. Now Sonnenberg – who plays the alto, tenor and baritone saxophone and is learning flute and clarinet – is playing for a larger audience. Sonnenberg, 22, is starting his fifth year at Ohio State University, where he is majoring in jazz studies and plays in a jazz band on campus. He also has been playing with the Ohio Air National Guard Band of the Great Lakes, also known as the 555th Air Force Band and Triple Nickel, since he enlisted in the Air National Guard in April of 2006.

The band is based out of the 180th Fighter Wing at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, and Sonnenberg travels there one weekend a month to practice and play in concerts in the Toledo area. Two weeks each summer Sonnenberg goes on active duty with the guard band and joins up with the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to play in concerts in the Dayton area. When the 555th Air Force Band played a concert in Blue Ash in early July, Sonnenberg participated. “Playing with the Air Force Band has been great and has given me many unique experiences and opportunities,” said Sonnenberg, a senior airman. “I hope to keep playing with them for many years to come.”

THINGS TO DO ‘Rockers’ for seniors

Creative works by area artists and music by the Cincy Rockers will be featured 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, at Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. Dinner, dancing, food, silent auction and called auction will also be presented. Benefits Pro Seniors. $500 table of 10, $60 single. Reservations required. Presented by Pro Seniors Inc. Call 4585525 or visit

Farmers markets

• Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 14, Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot. Call 535-1514. • Springdale Farmers Market, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, Springdale Town Center. Call 346-5712.

Body of work

Readings, performances and discussions with poets Susan F. Glassmeyer and Leatha Kendrick will be the focus of “Body Matters,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland. Followed by optional poetry craft workshop; bring five copies of three poems. Ages 18 and up. $15 for reading, workshop is by donation. Call 683-2340.


Go with the flow

Learn about “What Flows from the River,” 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, Loveland. Call 893-4453 or visit www.

Youth re-enact pioneer trek The narrow path winds through two-foot high weeds. The wheels of the loaded handcarts extend far beyond the cleared path, and teens dressed in long skirts and bonnets and western hats and suspenders wrangle the carts through the weeds. As they reach a small footbridge, it is clear the cart is too wide to fit both wheels onto the bridge, so some of the youth steady one wheel on the bridge, while others hold the opposite wheel in the air as they hike through the muddy creek bed. This group of teen members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, many of whom meet with congregations in Union Township and Montgomery, may look as though they belong in a scene of 160 years ago, but are actually current high school students from the east side of Cincinnati. Their model handcart trek was staged at Caesar Creek State Park near Wilmington, June 17 to June 19. These teens, hailing from the Anderson Township, Union Township, Milford, Loveland, Sycamore Township, Wilmington and Georgetown areas, gave up cell phones, computers, shorts and swimming for a weekend of learning about and appreciating their religious ancestors and heritage, said youth leader Jan VandeMerwe. From 1847 to 1869, thousands of Mormon pioneers were expelled from the United States and made the journey to the Salt Lake Valley in current Utah. About 70,000 traveled in wagons, but to save on the cost of expen-

Musical Gamut

The Gamut will play 9:30 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Symmes Township. Cost is $5. Call 774-9697.

Pool party

There will be a youth pool party, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, Brookside Swim and Tennis Club, Sycamore Township. Cost is $6, $4 members. Call 8919832 or visit

Ol’ blue eyes

A Vegas-style show featuring “The Cincinnati Sinatra” Matt Snow will be 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Glendale. Songs accompany dining and dancing. Full bar and great wines available. Call 772-3333.


Families break camp and load the handcarts at the beginning of their second day recreating the pioneer trek.


Madeline Vance of Loveland rests before helping to make dinner for her trek family.

One of the “families” on the Pioneer Trek pulls their loaded handcart up a challenging hill. sive wagons and livestock, about 3,000 of these pioneers made the journey on foot, pushing small handcarts. Each person was allowed to carry only 17 pounds of personal belongings. These modern teens recreated this experience, making a difficult trek of their own as they carried sparse personal belongings and hauled handcarts through challenging terrain, VandeMerwe said. Kathleen Pearson, another adult leader on the trek, said the teens stopped regularly to view vignettes where other church members recreated pioneer figures and shared what life was like for them on the trail. They mentioned burning buffalo chips for fuel, living on rations of two cups of flour a day – and when times were difficult, less – losing family members to illness and finding romance. “We have this trek to help the youth understand and appreciate the sacrifices of those early members, as well as build their own faith and courage,” Pearson said. The teens cooked and ate food similar to what the pioneers would have had, she said, such as stew made of water and root vegetables, simple biscuits, beef jerky and fruit leather. The most significant thing about trek for Gil Marchant, 18, of Milford, is an appreciation for the importance and significance of family. “When it comes right down to it, in the biggest trials and tribulations you have in life, your family are the ones who are always there for you,” Marchant said. “They’re the ones who


will always be there to back you up.” Madeline Vance, 16, of Loveland agreed. “The most challenging thing would be to stay mentally positive, even though we were working so hard pushing a huge handcart, but I was able to do that because my family was singing the whole time and really working together.” This bonding with her trek family as they worked together was the best part of trek, Vance said. Matthew Benson, 15, of Sycamore Township, said he gained an appreciation for how difficult the journey must have been for pioneers.’“It was really nice to be able to go and see what our ancestors went through. We just gave stuff up for two or three days; they gave it up forever. We just went for few days in the forest; they went all the way across the United States,” Benson said. Several of the teens were surprised by how physically demanding the journey was. Melissa Bingham, 16, of Batavia said, “It was literally, physically tough. I didn’t think it was going to be as tough as it was,” To get through the challenging tasks, Bingham said her family would sing songs, and talk about our lives “back home,” their schools and their favorite foods. “I learned to take advantage of the things I have and not be so materialistic. Being on trek makes you very grateful for everything you have. I am really grateful I don’t have to go an trek every day, like they did,” she said.

Park launches ‘Kings Island for the Cure’ Kings Island and the Greater Cincinnati affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are teaming up to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Through Aug. 21, Kings Island guests can support the fight against breast cancer or honor someone that has been affected by the disease. There are two ways to make an impact: • Buy a duck and be entered to win a car;

• Visit the park during “Pink Days” Aug. 1 through Aug. 21. Purchase a pink rubber duck at or at the park through Aug. 21. Ducks are $5 for one or $20 for five. All net proceeds from the duck sales go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Cincinnati Affiliate. All ducks will be tossed into the Royal Fountains at Kings Island that

are purchased online. Guests who buy their ducks at the park will be able to chuck their ducks into the fountains. On Aug. 21, one lucky duck will be randomly selected and the owner of that duck will become the owner of a new 2010 Toyota Yaris courtesy of Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati. For more information on Kings Island for the Cure, visit

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

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


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, includes flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 5133242873; Loveland.


Jimmy Pardo, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $10, $5 college students and military. No coupons or passes accepted. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Movement for Flexibility, 12:30-1:30 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. 247-2100. Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 1 3

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

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


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Kevin Fox. 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. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


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


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


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


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


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

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MUSIC - ROCK Naked Karate Girls, 10 p.m., Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, $6. 7749697; Symmes Township.






Jimmy Pardo, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $15. 984-9288; Montgomery. Play Me, I’m Yours, 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Free. 761-7500. Amberley Village. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 4


Rock On for Seniors, 7-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, One-of-a-kind painted rocking chairs by area artists and music by the Cincy Rockers. Dinner, dancing, food, silent auction and called auction. Event emcees are WGRR ‚ “Married with Microphones” Janeen Coyle and Chris O’Brien. Benefits Pro Seniors. $500 table of 10, $60 single. Reservations required. Presented by Pro Seniors, Inc. 458-5525; Amberley Village.


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


Ice Cream Social and Car Show, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, 9602 Murdoch Goshen Road, Eight flavors of real homemade ice cream and homemade desserts. Free. 583-9676; Loveland.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 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. 683-5692; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland. Meet the Turner Bees, 9-11:30 a.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Join our beekeeper, Mary Joseph, as she opens up the hive and explains the workings of the bee community. After extracting the honey, jars will be available to purchase. Rain cancels. Drop off or mail payment to Turner Farm. $10 includes a small jar of honey; $5 ages 8 and under. Prepaid registration required. 561-7400; Indian Hill.

Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery. The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township. The Gamut, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, $5. 7749697. Symmes Township.


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


Open House, 1-3 p.m., Broadway Bound Dance Academy, 10580 Loveland Madeira Road, Students from summer program put on small presentation at 1:30 p.m. Tour studio, meet teachers and register for classes. Free. 774-9474; Loveland.


What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30-11:30 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.


Children can learn about food and where it comes from, cooking, plus international activities and crafts while getting some fresh air from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Fresh Air School at the Meade House in Symmes Township, which is offered through the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10 per class, $9 for Symmes Township residents. Registration is required. Call 872-5193. Olivia Farmer, from Hyde Park, watches as her brother Nicholas, both 6, waters his strawberry plant during Fresh Air school this summer. M O N D A Y, A U G . 1 6


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


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

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Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 6979173; Loveland.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 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.


Body Matters, 2 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Readings, performances and discussions with poets Susan F. Glassmeyer and Leatha Kendrick. Followed by optional poetry craft workshop; bring five copies of three poems. Ages 18 and up. $15 for reading, workshop is by donation. 683-2340. Loveland.


Jimmy Pardo, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $10. 9849288; Montgomery.


What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Comes to You, 2 p.m. Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Free. Presented by Little Miami Inc. 893-4453; Loveland.


Play Me, I’m Yours, 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Free. 761-7500. Amberley Village.


Zumba Gold, 10-11 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Designed for those not used to exercising, older adults or those with physical limitations. Free. 2472100. Symmes Township. Crafting for Children’s Hospital, 11 a.m.noon, Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Paperclip angels and mini kite craft kits for Children at Children’s Hospital. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Alzheimer’s and Dementia Information and Support, 2-3:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, With Tim Verville from Hospice of Southwest Ohio. Family friendly. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 1 7


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

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Flower Arranging, 6:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, A triangular arrangement with Melinda O’Briant, head gardener and floral designer. Bring a vase 9-12 inches high and scissors. $15. Registration required. 561-7400; Indian Hill. Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Country music by Six Pac. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 7456259; Blue Ash.


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30-10:30 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. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 1 8


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


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


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 6979173; Loveland.


Arthritis Answers, Noon-1 p.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Athletic trainers provide information about arthritis and instruction on general exercises to help you move more freely to improve overall function. $15. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.


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


Turner Farm Book Club, 7 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon. Registration required. 5617400. Indian Hill.


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


Youth Pool Party, 7-10 p.m., Brookside Swim and Tennis Club, 4400 Sycamore Road, DJ, open swim, activities and snack bar. For grades 5-8. $6, $4 members. 891-9832; Sycamore Township.


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


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



The Newport Aquarium’s Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery recently got weirder, with new animals added to the exhibit. The exhibit shows unusual animals in an up-close, personal way with new technology and an expanded gallery. Antenna burrfish, pictured, polka-dot batfish, spotted burrfish and spot-fin porcupinefish join the exhibit. The aquarium is open daily, with extended summer hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Sept. 4. Visit or call 859-261-7444.

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


Venus Williams, pictured, will be one tennis star scheduled to compete at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women’s Open through Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason. Women’s competition is through Sunday, Aug. 15, with men’s competition beginning with a main draw at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit

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There are friends and then there’s a friend The word friend can be a catch-all word. Some people boast about their Facebook friends, “I have 75 friends.” Others reply, “Oh, I have 125,250, or 410, on mine!” High numbers make us feel popular and wanted. In his talks on friendships, priest psychologist Henri Nouwen made some helpful distinctions. He said there are five categories of people we call friends. The categories move from an outermost circle (where intimacy is weak) to an inner circle (where the intimacy factor is strongest). The criterion for determining these five levels of friendship is the degree and quality of mutual self-disclosure involved. Acquaintances are the outer category people. We only know each other superficially. They may be a teacher; other parents we meet at field-side watching our kids

play soccer; someone in our yoga class or that we met on the Internet; a down-thestreet neighbor, etc. The topics with acquaintances are the weather, sports, newspaper items, school issues, life generalities, etc. There’s familiarity but no depth of communication. If we never see them again it doesn’t matter. Colleagues. These are the people with whom we work, volunteer, or meet while doing a project. When I taught high-school I was one of 71 teachers. We were friendly, joked, ate lunch together and chatted in the staff room. Our topics were usually school issues, certain students, athletics, gripes about the administration or parents, or a good movie we’ve seen. At times there was a little more conversation into family or personal issues than with acquaintances, but not much.

Relatives. These “friends” are the assorted group of our grandparents, aunts and uncles, marriage in-laws, cousins, etc. We may see them often or then again only at weddings, funerals, holidays and reunions. But we have a history together and more knowledge about each other. We may exchange minor confidences or problems such as how Uncle Brad was involved in some kind of shady business deal; Pam is coping with being bipolar; and Kimberly had a brief but passionate affair with a married man. But being a relative does not mean we necessarily choose them as deeper intimates. Family and friends. These are the people with whom we spend a great deal of our time and carry fondly in our hearts – parents, siblings, spouse, children, lifelong friends, etc.

Cafe Chabad entertains Jewish community Café Chabad was back for the summer on Sunday, Aug. 1, when 140 Jewish adults joined Café Chabad for a fun evening of food, entertainment and socializing at Chabad Jewish Center. The evening featured a delicious menu of New York Kosher deli favorites, including a choice of classic sandwiches such as corned beef, pastrami and smoked turkey, knishes, authentic sour pickles and delicious

pastry deserts. While diners enjoyed the food, a lively “Newlywed Game” show (for the newlyweds and not-so-newlyweds) was led by entertaining guest host, Rabbi Abba Perelmuter. Perelmuter hails all the way from Long Beach, Cal., where he is the popular leader of Shul By the Shore. Café Chabad has made a name for itself in Cincinnati for providing Jewish adults

with social events that feature delicious food, great entertainment and good company. Conducted several times throughout the year, these evenings are a time to meet up with old and new friends in the Jewish community. The next Café Chabad will tbe from 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, for adults only. Visit www.ChabadBA. com, or 793-5200.

They know us better than anyone. There is a deeper feeling of affection, mutual support, and trust. If we lose one of them in death we grieve profoundly. Family members share a lot with each other, but not everything. A psychologically healthy person has his or her own boundaries, inner life, secrets and individuality. These components of intimacy are shared only with someone of our own choice, and it is usually someone who is not a blood relative. Intimate friends. This is the innermost circle of human friendship. It is usually our spouse or closest friend. Such a friendship is

extremely difficult to develop, and sadly, is even lacking in some marriages. Recent studies indicate that compared to similar polls in the 1980s, there are fewer people today who believe they have a first-circle intimate friend. It requires mutual trust, in-depth and honest communication, and time. Our Facebook count may give us the impression that we have a thousand friends. But it’s unlikely that this most intimate-type friend is just one of the crowd. This most significant category is not achieved if our communication is chiefly through e-mail or texting. A crucial element is missing – presence.

Such a friend is a unique Father Lou treasure a n d Guntzelman requires Perspectives m u c h openness and communication. I have remembered for years the wise words of a college teacher of mine about this truest kind of friend: “If in your lifetime, you have one, or two, such persons in your life, consider yourself fortunate.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Drink to your health … and for your health And remember, water works as a shock absorber in the body, so being hydrated protects joints, for both kids and adults. That’s why today I’m sharing recipes for good hydration. It’s that important. And be sure and check on older folks, too. They can become dehydrated without realizing it.

The temperature on our thermometer registered 103.2 this afternoon. And in the house, it wasn’t much cooler since I had been making elderberry jelly and berry jams with my sister, Edith and neighbor, Sandy. But it made me think about kids and adults who are outdoors and involved in sports. Proper hydration is so important to good health and optimum performance. What I worry most about kids in this weather is that I know it takes longer for a child’s body to adjust to heat and humidity than does an adult’s, so we may not recognize when a child is in trouble, hydration wise. Kids produce more body heat and don’t sweat as much as we do at the same exertion level, so in hot weather, a young athlete is at increased risk for dehydration.

Homemade sports drink for kids

From my co-authored book “The Official Snack Guide For Beleaguered Sports Parents.” Check out colleague Dawn Weatherwax Fall’s website for more information on hydration and keeping your athlete healthy. To dilute a powdered juice drink, or juice from concentrate, use at least twice the water recommended. Diluting the juice

may taste weak, but it will hydrate your child and give energy for the game.

Rita’s spa water

I shared this recipe with Amy Tobin on her Aug. 8 radio show on Q102. Check out for the complete interview. Amy loves this drink, and so does everyone who tries it. Here’s why: Lemons contain vitamin C, which helps heal bruises, prevents cancer and heart disease. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, and the body uses vitamin C to manufacture collagen – that’s the stuff that glues cells together and helps heals cuts, etc. Again, the vitamin C allows your body to absorb calcium better. Susan Parker of Susan’s Natural World advises that lemons are a gentle liver cleanser. Lemons contain potassium, and we know that nourishes the brain, heart

and muscles. It also helps your body better utilize carbohydrates and iron from food. The mint is a great digestive and uplifting herb plus it “fools” your brain into thinking you’re fuller than you are. And stevia is a natural sugar substitute herb.

Master recipe:

Fill a jar or pitcher halfway up with peppermint leaves, bruising the leaves as you go. Continue filling about 3⁄4 to the top with lemon slices, bruising the slices as you go. Fill with good quality water, let infuse for 30 minutes at least, and sweeten to taste. Use stevia, a natural sugar substitute herb, which is 30 to hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, or use honey, or drink as is. Check out my website for a video and more information about stevia. I like to add blueberries, raspberries or sliced straw-

berries for a burst of color and added nutrition. This drink is refillable.

Frappé like McDonald’s

How about this on a blistering hot day? Reader Tom Ohmer has been looking for a recipe. When I called McDonald’s, I got a long list of ingredients. It started out with normal items like water, cream, sugar, milk, coffee extract, Dutch cocoa, etc. Then it got dicey with words only a chemist could understand. Years ago in cooking school, we made a base for fun drinks and it is similar to recipes I found for this drink. So here’s my take on it.

Mix together: 1

⁄3 cup instant coffee, dry, crushed 1 cup sugar 1 cup dry milk powder 3 ⁄4 cup nondairy creamer 1 ⁄2 cup Dutch cocoa

Dash or two of salt

To make frappé:

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

Put a couple handfuls of ice in a blender. Add 1⁄2 cup of half & half. Pour in 1⁄2 cup of mix. Blend on high until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

• Non-alkalized, or natural, which is the traditional type. • Dutch/alkalized has a milder taste, reduced acidity and is somewhat redder in color. • Special dark is a blend of the two. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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August 11, 2010

Northeast Suburban Life


Designers ‘Stir’ up a new Blue Ash YMCA entertainment option names Geans director growth. He The YMCA of Greater sees the Cincinnati recently YMCA as a announced Alan Geans as partner and executive director and discollaborator trict vice president of the to build Blue Ash YMCA. healthier Geans’ passion for the lives and a YMCA began as a child Geans healthier who was deeply influenced by his positive adult community. “As a young person, I role models at the Lincoln Heights YMCA. As an learned so much from the adult, his first manage- YMCA about positive valment job with the YMCA ues and it’s really great to was as director of that give back by helping the same branch more than YMCA to have that same impact on other families,� ten years ago. Most recently, Geans he said. “My staff and I are served as district vice pres- committed to making the ident for the YMCA of Blue Ash YMCA a place Greater Cincinnati directing where people thrive.� As the area’s largest the R.E. Lindner YMCA and overseeing the youth and family-focused Williams and Melrose not-for-profit, the YMCA reinforces character values branches. During his tenure Geans through assets-based prohas lead the association’s grams and services to more diversity and inclusion ini- than 143,000 individuals, tiative, and has worked to kids and families annually. Adult mentors encourexpand programs and services that offer children, age young people to be responsible, adults and seniors oppor- caring, tunities for positive respectful, and honest


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Hundreds of People Cash In at the Covington Roadshow Yesterday

By Jason Delong

Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER

Gold and Silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

Yesterday at the Radisson, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Covington all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles.

“It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.â€? One visitor I spoke with yesterday said “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than ÂżIWHHQ PLQXWHV , OHIW ZLWK D FKHFN IRU $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.â€? Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought

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August 11, 2010

Red Cross opens new home By Chuck Gibson

Cincinnati Region American Red Cross officially opened its headquarters/disaster operations center at Dana Avenue and Interstate 71 June 21. The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new facility lasted less than an hour, but included all the usual pomp and circumstance of welcomes, recognition, thanks and speeches. Joe Becker, senior vice president, disaster services, from the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross joined Brian Keating, board chairman for the Cincinnati Chapter, and Sara Peller, CEO of the Cincinnati Region American Red Cross, on the podium. U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt was among the dignitaries who spoke at the grand opening. U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus joined her along with Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune and state representatives Eric Kearney and Bill Seitz. Nan Cahall from the office of U.S. Sen. George Voinovich spoke on his behalf. Most of the nearly 300 attending the ceremony took advantage of the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art facility during the open house that followed. The building serves


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt speaks at the Cincinnati Region American Red Cross new headquarters and disaster operations center grand opening while other dignitaries from national, state and local businesses listened on the podium. CHUCK GIBSON/CONTRIBUTOR

A view of the Disaster Operation Center inside the new Red Cross building. The room is expandable to 5,000 square feet with all the state of the art communications technology to respond to the highest level disaster or emergency.


A monitor on the wall of the Auditorium/expandable disaster operation center displays some of the electronic technology which will make the Cincinnati Region more efficient and effective in response to any disaster or emergency. CHUCK GIBSON/CONTRIBUTOR

Cincinnati Region American Red Cross new headquarters and disaster operation center grand opening ceremony. The message board says “Welcome to Our Grand Opening-Monday, June 21, 2010.” The Red Cross message board will greet southbound I-71 motorists with daily messages of safety, emergencies and disaster information. Cincinnati and 25 surrounding counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana, is clearly visible

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head into the fall months. Continue feeding annuals and perennials as needed, and keep feeding those container plantings as needed. • Stop feeding woody trees and shrubs at this stage, and be cautious about any pruning. Whole branch removal can be done, but be cautious about severe pruning. We don’t want to encourage new growth that may not harden off for the winter, and we don’t want to remove spring flower buds that have already formed or will be forming this month. • Now’s the time to start that fall garden.

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Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

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

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 E. Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free child care is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. The remaining date is Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

PromiseLand Church

The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Open format. Everyone is welcome to come and pray. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul continues its summer series, “Faithful Answers to Life’s Larger Questions” on Sunday, Aug. 15, with the sermon, “Is your Name Earl; Reaping what we Sow,” based on the scripture reading Colossians 3:18-4:1. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional 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.

Temple Sholom

Temple Sholom will continue its Interfaith Outreach Program Work-

shops with a High Holy Day Program from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 29. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most popular times of year for Jews to go to synagogue, but they also present an atypical synagogue experience for interfaith couples. With the High Holy Days starting in early September, Temple Sholom will be exploring at its next Temple Sholom Interfaith Workshop a brief history of the holidays, ceremonies, prayer and their meanings for Interfaith couples. There will be an open and welcoming dialogue with the new Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp. Refreshments and snacks will be served. To allow for planning, a call to the office at 791-1330 or email at would be appreciated. For more details, you can also visit our website at The church is hosting Trinity Together Time, a free program for children from infants to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers, from 1 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17. Program: “Crystal Clear Science.” For information, call the church office at 791-7631. The church is having its Family Funfest and free community dinner from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28. There will be games, music, raffle baskets, face painting, balloon animals and free food. All are welcome. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631.

New Church of Montgomery

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

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Summer Worship: 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

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Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a huge outdoor yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the church. The church is inviting individuals from the community to rent space at the event to sell their own items. Cost is $15 per space, or $20 for a larger space. Contact the church office at 7914470 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On the morning of the sale, the church will sell coffee and donuts and the Youth Ministry Group will sell hot dogs, burgers, chips and drinks for lunch. Homemade baked goods will be for sale all day. The church is at 8000 Miami Ave., Madeira.



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.

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St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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


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Hartzell United Methodist 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.



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About police reports $100, and a Mountain Red quad pack, value $60 at 9003 Cherry St., July 27. A man said someone took a 2002 home trailer, value $2,000 at 9124 Plainfield Road, July 30. Someone took two conference telephones, value $1,217.30, from the American Red Cross at 10870 Kenwood Road, July 30.

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Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

At 4360 Glendale-Milford Road, July 29.

Criminal mischief

Someone damaged two exterior door locksat Smart Travel, value $200 at 4280 Glendale-Milford Road, July 27. A man said someone damaged a flower bed with mums and ornamental grass, value $100 at 9646 West Ave., July 27.

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Petty theft

A man said someone took a GPS device, value $250, and keys,

value $10 at 9328 Lansford Drive, July 29. Someone took a GPD, value $200, from the Enquirer building at 10801 Millington Court, July 28. A man said someone took a navy blue duffle bag and its contents, value $50 at 4433 Cooper Road, July 28. Someone took 109 gallons of diesel fuel, value $327, from the Office Max Distribution Center at 11027 Kenwood Road, July 28. A woman said someone took a Rumpke garbage can, value $100 at 9603 Waxwing Drive, July 27. Someone took four 20-packs of Coca Cola, value $6, from Kroger at 4100 Hunt Road, July 31. A woman said someone took an iPod Nano with radio adaptor, value $150 at 4473 Chesswick Drive, July 30.

Petty theft (less than $500)

A man said someone took an XM radio receiver and three pairs of sunglasses, value $130 at 4538 Leslie Ave., July 27.



Charles K. Murdock, 77, 8741 Harper’s Point Drive A, open container, driving while under the influence at 9999 Montgomery Road, July 29. Julio G. Delgado, 46, 8250 Kingsmere Court, assault at Baywind Drive, Aug. 1. Juvenile, 17, criminal damage/mischief at Baywind Drive, Aug. 1. Juvenile, 15, criminal damage/mischief at Baywind Drive, Aug. 1. Juvenile, 17, criminal damage/mischief at Baywind Drive, Aug. 1. Jessie L. Perry, 29, 2643 Moller Road, drug abuse instruments at Montgomery Road, July 24.

Incidents/investigations Burglary-trespass in occupied

A woman said somene took her purse and its contents, including $2,000, from a vehicle inside her garage at 10719 Adventure Lane, July 27.

Menacing by stalking

At 9609 Montgomery Road, July 17.

Telecommunications harassment

At 10816 Millington Court apartment 118, Aug. 2.


A man said someone took a set of Mizuno golf clubs, value $2,500, and bowling ball, bag, shoes and shirt, value $400 at 9490 Benchmark Lane, July 29. A woman said someone took a black HP 17-inch laptop G71, value $780; an art history book, value $100; a world history book, value


A man reported a lost or stolen Nikon camera and accessories, value $530 at 3037 Arborcreek Drive, July 31. Someone pumped $34 worth of gasoline without paying at United Dairy Farmers at 9729 Montgomery Road, Aug. 1.

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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: clotide pills, value $100, from Gastroenterology Consultants of Cincinnati at 10600 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Shawn Derby, 23, 5509 Belmont, open container at 7781 Montgomery Road, July 24. Jacob Sears, 22, 4686 Vorhees Lane, disorderly conduct at 4686 Happiness Way, July 23. John Felder, 47, 5 Georgetown Square, open container at 7429 Montgomery Road, July 26. Rikki Burgin, 27, 128 W. Benson St., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 27. Ariana Thompson, 18, 7039 Juniperview Lane, theft at 7913 Montgomery, July 6. Elizabeth Stanford, 23, 170 Woolper St., theft at 7913 Montgomery, July 6. Nartisia Smith, 27, 282 Irwin Place, theft at 7913 Montgomery, July 6. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7913 Montgomery, July 23. Shaunte Cooper, 18, 4819 Ebersole, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 17. Jacqueline Arnold, 45, 5604 Madison, illegal processing of drug documents at 4090 E. Galbraith Road, July 14.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

School sign damaged at 4136 Myrtle, July 22. Vehicle window shattered at 3915 Thimbleglen, July 19.

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House key of unknown value removed at 10862 Lake Thames Drive, July 6. $350 removed at 8261 Cornell, July 5. Grill valued at $350 removed at 8935 Applewood Drive, July 4. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 7754 Montgomery Road, July 4. Golf clubs valued at $1,000 removed at 8094 Carnaby Lane, July 4. $47.50 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 23. GPS valued at $250 removed at 8220 Montgomery Road, July 25. Sunglasses valued at $2,200 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 17.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile female, 16, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 20. Brian Okeefe, no age given, 9600 Symbola Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at Symbola and Thistle Hill, July 17. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 2. Juvenile male, 17, domestic violence at 9605 Symbola, July 20. Susan Crane, 55, 8943 Harper’s Point Drive, operating vehicle intoxicated at 11390 Montgomery Road, July 21. Nicole Wilson, 20, 7990 Bearcreek Drive, assault at US 22, July 21. Amanda Wilson, 25, 3735 Zinsle Ave., robbery at US 22, July 22.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary

Victim threatened and laptop, monitor, hard drive, Ipod valued at $2,859 removed at 11222 Snider Road, July 18.


Residence entered and DVDs of unknown value removed at 9390 Union Cemetery, July 21.


Reported at 8900 Glendale-Milford Road, July 23.


Cell phone charger and sunglasses of unknown value removed at 10154 Elmfield Drive, July 21. Camcorder valued at $1,438 removed at 9570 Fields Ertel Road, July 21. Fuel valued at $43 removed at 9390 Loveland-Madeira Road, July 3. Currency valued at $90 removed at 9591 Fields Ertel Road, July 4.


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GPS valued at $200 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 25. $63.62 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 24. Sunglasses valued at $2,700 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 19. Laptop and software valued at $2,600 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 7. Copperwire valued at $5,000 removed at 11480 Northlake Drive, July 20. Bikes valued at $150 removed at 7832 School Road, July 22. Credit card used without consent at 7801 Montgomery Road, July 20.


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4389 Hunt Road: Copenhaver Shaun & Megan Schrichten to Cincy Realty Solutions LL; $79,000. 4389 Hunt Road: Cincy Realty Solutions LLC to Varwig William; $93,000. 5 Muirfield Lane: Chamlin Mitchell B. & Beth A. Sanders to Towle Ralph L. & Clare A.; $180,000. 5 Muirfield Lane: Chamlin Mitchell B. & Beth A. Sanders to Towle Ralph L. & Clare A.; $180,000. 9050 Plainfield Road: Sam Holdings LLC to Map Crossgate LLC; $362,000. 9460 Hunters Creek Drive: Garg Rajeev & Ramesh Garg to Hancock David Gary; $133,000. 9461 Kenwood Road: June Surber And Associates Inc. to Dobelhoff Paul; $390,000.


9034 Winthrop Drive: Prijatel Edward J. to Mcmillen Terry L. & Lydia G.; $225,000. 9586 Delray Drive: Giese Tracy M. & Tiffany Nicole Bergin Giese to Burkhardt Richard A.; $168,000.


11922 Second Ave: Rorie Michael G. to Rominger Keri Jo; $93,000. 12174 Bearvalley Court: Fruge Vincent C. & Lauren R. to Adams Jonathan A. & Katie L.; $238,000.

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Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 3726 Belfast Ave: Pruent Gina M. to Nebiolo Aldo & Judith Helen Johnston N.; $165,000. 7237 Garden Road: Guy Lucas G. & Katharine A. to Singerman Shari L.; $180,500. 7965 Bearcreek Drive: Green Timothy D. & Stephanie A. Keegan to Trefilek Robert B. Jr.; $176,325. 8027 Paddington Lane: Soled Glenn J. Tr to Debo Daniel R. & Joan P.; $300,000. 8526 Myrtlewood Ave: Asbrock Mary Frances to Inabnitt Joyce; $146,900. 8561 Concord Hills Circle: Goldfarb Barry Tr to Glaescher Charles W. & Bridget S.; $240,000.


10198 Meadowknoll Drive: Reed Nathan R. & Amber N. to Haggerty Leslie & Nicholas; $243,000. 12015 Maxim Ave: Rathbun Marilyn Tr to Hubbard Carol J.; $143,500. 9418 Mckinney Road: Ball Larry & Connie J. to Wall John A. & Kathleen A.; $218,000.

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Community | On the record Sycamore Township fire/ EMS runs from June 30-July 31: June 30, Dearwester, fall June 30, Wicklow, medical emergency July 1, Kemper, alarm activation July 1, Second, medical emergency July 1, Keller, fall July 1, Interstate 71 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 1, Montgomery, medical emergency July 2, St. Clair @ Kugler Mill, motor vehicle accident July 2, Lake Thames, medical emergency July 2, Galbraith, medical emergency July 2, Festive, medical emergency July 2, Dearwester, medical emergency July 2, Dearwester, fall July 2, Galbraith, fall July 2, Galbraith, fall July 3, Dearwester, alarm activation July 3, Interstate 71, vehicle fire July 3, Wales, structure fire July 3, Paddington, lift assist July 3, Montgomery, medical emergency July 3, Langhorst, medical emergency July 3, Galbraith, medical emergency July 3, Gwilada, medical emergency July 3, Kenwood @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 3, Dearwester, medical emergency July 3, Montgomery, medical emergency July 3, Montgomery, medical emergency July 4, Montgomery, brush fire July 4, Dearwester, alarm activation July 4, Stiegler, medical emergency July 4, Styrax, medical emergency July 4, Pleasantwood, medical emergency July 4, Camargo @ Kugler Mill, no patient contact July 4, Shawnee Run, no patient contact July 4, Belfast, fall July 4, Paulmeadows, cooking fire July 5, Keller, alarm activation July 5, Creek, alarm activation July 5, Second, medical emergency July 5, Fourth, medical emergency July 5, Lake Thames, fall July 5, Reed Hartman, no patient contact July 5, Dearwester, fall July 5, Second, medical emergency July 5, Hauck, medical emergency July 5, Pleasantwood, lift assist July 5, Dearwester, fall July 5, Montgomery, medical emergency July 5, Sycamore, medical emergency July 5, Sycamore, good intent July 5, Galbraith, fall July 5, Kugler Mill, no patient contact July 6, Keller, alarm activation July 6, Galbraith, mulch fire July 6, Montgomery, alarm activation July 6, School, structure fire July 6, Lord Alfred, no patient contact July 6, Dearwester, medical emergency July 6, Michael, fall July 6, Plainfield, no patient contact July 6, Galbraith, medical emergency July 6, Galbraith, medical emergency July 6, Elizabeth, good intent July 6, Keller, motor vehicle accident July 6, Myrtle, medical emergency July 6, Northcreek, medical emergency July 6, Galbraith, medical emergency July 6, Festive, good intent July 7, Montgomery, alarm activation July 7, Concord Hills, alarm activation July 7, Montgomery, alarm activation July 7, Garden, medical emergency July 7, Interstate 71 South @ 11.3, motor vehicle accident July 7, Montgomery, lift assist July 7, Charteroak, no patient contact July 7, Kenwood @ Montgomery, medical emergency July 7, Kenwood, medical emergency July 7, Montgomery, medical emergency July 7, Reading, medical emergency July 7, Sixth, fall July 7, Interstate 275 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 7, Sycamore, medical emergency July 8, Keller, alarm activation July 8, Keller, alarm activation July 8, Reed Hartman, fall July 8, Nodding Way, medical emergency July 8, Myrtle, medical emergency July 8, Keller, alarm activation July 8, West, structure fire July 8, Galbraith, brush fire July 8, Reed Hartman, medical emergency July 8, Chancery, fall July 9, Lippleman, cooking fire July 9, Riddle, structure fire

July 9, Galbraith, fall July 9, Deerfield, no patient contact July 9, Deerfield, medical emergency July 9, Montgomery, medical emergency July 9, Valerie, fall July 9, Matson, medical emergency July 9, Dearwester, fall July 9, Montgomery, overheated motor July 9, Euclid, good intent July 10, Myrtlewood, gas leak July 10, Evans, medical emergency July 10, Fields Ertel, medical emergency July 10, Galbraith, medical emergency July 10, Galbraith, fall July 10, Montgomery, fall July 11, Gideon, gas leak July 11, Matson, medical emergency July 11, Marlette, fall July 11, Owlwoods, fall July 11, Applewood, medical emergency July 11, First, medical emergency July 11, Dearwester, medical emergency July 11, Dearwester, fall July 12, Deerfield, alarm activation July 12, Montgomery, gas leak July 12, Columbia, medical emergency July 12, South Interstate 71, medical emergency July 12, Kenwood, medical emergency July 12, Galbraith, medical emergency July 12, Longford, fall July 12, Cornell, medical emergency July 12, Galbraith, fall July 12, Reed Hartman, fall July 12, New England, medical emergency July 13, Hosbrook, emergency to property July 13, Preakness, alarm activation July 13, Kenwood, cooking fire July 13, Interstate 275 @ Montgomery, vehicle fire July 13, Montgomery, alarm activation July 13, Longford, medical emergency July 13, Montgomery, medical emergency July 13, New England, medical emergency July 13, Montgomery, fall July 13, Reed Hartman, medical emergency July 13, Dearwester, medical emergency July 14, Fordham, alarm activation July 14, Governor’s Hill, alarm activation July 14, Cornell, alarm activation July 14, Montgomery, no patient contact July 14, Jeffrey, medical emergency July 14, Montgomery, medical emergency July 14, Reed Hartman, fall July 14, McCauley, fall July 15, Benson, brush fire July 15, Dearwester, fall July 15, Fourth, medical emergency July 15, Fourth, medical emergency July 15, Glengary, fall July 15, Kugler Mill, fall July 15, Charter Oak, fall July 16, Darnell, appliance malfunction July 16, Reed Hartman, medical emergency July 16, Cornell, medical emergency July 16, Blue Ash, medical emergency July 16, Reading, fall July 16, Kugler Mill, medical emergency July 16, Montgomery, medical emergency July 17, Montgomery, alarm activation July 17, Interstate 275 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 17, Dearwester, medical emergency July 17, Donna, medical emergency July 18, Cornell, alarm activation July 18, Shelburn, chimney fire July 18, Festive, intoxicated person July 18, Montgomery, medical emergency July 19, Lamont,, smoke scare July 19, Symmes Gate, cancelled call July 19, Deerfield, cancelled call July 19, Dearwester, medical emergency July 19, Montgomery, medical emergency July 19, Pine, medical emergency July 19, Galbraith, medical emergency July 19, Kenwood @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 19, Interstate 71 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 19, Kenwood, assault July 20, Governors Hill, alarm activation July 20, Governors Hill, alarm activation July 20, Second, medical emergency July 20, Montgomery, medical emergency July 20, Dearwester, fall July 20, St Clair, medical emergency July 20, Stiegler, medical emergency July 21, Westbound Interstate 275,

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About Fire, EMS reports

The Community Press obtains fire and emergency medical dispatches from the Sycamore Township Fire EMS Department, 489-1212 (North Station) and 792-8565 (South station). good intent July 21, Owlwoods, fall July 21, Deerway, medical emergency July 21, Montgomery, medical emergency July 22, Arborcreek, alarm activation July 22, Hunt, smoke scare July 22, Montgomery, fuel spill July 22, Creek, alarm activation July 22, Montgomery, medical emergency July 22, Montgomery, medical emergency July 22, Grandstone, mesical emergency July 22, Fourth, medical emergency July 23, Ellenwoods, structure fire July 23, Montgomery, cancelled call July 23, Townsley, cover district July 23, Fallen Oak, cancelled call July 23, Montgomery, alarm activation July 23, Happiness @ Kenwood, no patient contact July 23, Montgomery, fall July 23, Galbraith, fall July 23, Interstate 71 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 23, Reading, fall July 23, Camp Superior, medical emergency July 24, Montgomery, alarm activation July 24, Autumn Hill, alarm activation July 24, Wingate, medical emergency July 24, Kingslake, fall July 24, Galbraith, fall July 24, Montgomery, medical emergency July 24, Dearwester, fall July 24, Montgomery, fall July 24, Dearwester, no patient contact July 25, Montgomery, brush fire July 25, Fox Chase, structure fire July 25, Reading, no patient contact July 25, Hetz @ Montgomery, medical emergency July 25, Bayberry, medical emergency July 25, Miami Hills, medical emergency July 25, Belfast, fall July 25, Interstate 71 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 25, Interstate 71 @ Montgomery, no patient contact July 26, Chaucer, water leak July 26, Galbraith, medical emergency July 26, Montgomery, medical emergency July 26, Longford, lift assist July 26, Galbraith, no patient contact July 26, Galbraith, no patient contact July 26, Conklin, medical emergency July 27, Keller, alarm activation July 27, Cornell, good intent July 27, Kemper, fall July 27, Kingslake, medical emergency July 27, Montgomery, medical emergency July 27, Montgomery, medical emergency July 27, Montgomery, fall July 27, Galbraith, medical emergency July 28, East Benson, alarm activation July 28, Weskin, medical emergency July 28, Kingslake, medical emergency July 28, Interstate 71 @ 11.6, motor vehicle accident July 28, Montgomery, assault July 28, Merry Maker, medical emergency July 28, Kenwood, alarm activation July 29, Reed Hartman, no patient contact July 29, Kenwood, heat emergency July 29, Woodlawn, lift assist July 29, Montgomery, medical emergency July 29, Railroad, overheated motor July 30, Montgomery, fall July 30, Galbraith, medical emergency July 30, Kugler Mill, lift assist July 30, Hosbrook @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 30, Dearwester, medical emergency July 30, School, medical emergency July 30, Cincinnati, medical emergency July 30, Crestfield, alarm activation July 30, Stablewatch, alarm activation July 31, Reading, medical emergency July 31, Keller, medical emergency July 31, Limerick, medical emergency July 31, Barrington, medical emergency July 31, Northlake, OB July 31, Montgomery, alarm activation


Staff honored

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County acknowledged five Blue Ash Branch staffers at a recent Staff Recognition Breakfast. From left: Alana Johnson, a member of the “On the Same Page Planning Team,” Gay Hammitt, and Matthew Collins received five-year service pins; Connie Schulte was awarded a 15-year service pin. Branch Manager Bob Burdick reached his 40-year anniversary with the Library, making him the honoree with the longest service record at this year's recognition event.

TriHealth van will deliver services Community Press Staff Report

The Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts are donating a $500,000 matching grant to the Bethesda Foundation to support a new TriHealth Women’s Health Van that will provide mobile mammography services. The van will go into service this fall and be equipped with a room to conduct clinical exams on board and materials for blood-glucose, cholesterol and blood-pressure screenings. The 2010 gala of The

Good Samaritans of Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in February raised $445,000 – $250,000 for the van. Remaining costs for the van and start-up operating costs will be covered by a $471,000 federal grant. The Susan G. Komen Foundation donated $60,000 to support mammography services for women in need. Additional funds are being raised to cover the first year of operation. “Our mission is to improve the health status of

the people we serve, and we believe an important key to success in achieving that mission is to make healthcare resources convenient and accessible to the community so it is easy for people to take personal responsibility for their health,” said John Prout, president and CEO of TriHealth. TriHealth is a health-care partnership between Good Samaritan Hospital and Bethesda Hospital Inc., which operates Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery.

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