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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013

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Enyart to get sidewalks connecting library, school By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

Symmes Elementary School students and library visitors could soon have a sidewalk to walk on. Sidewalks for Enyart Road are included in Symmes Township’s sidewalk plan, which was

adopted last year. The proposed sidewalks will run from Montgomery Road, about 737 feet down the street to connect the elementary and library branch. Before construction can begin, township Administrator Brian Elliff will have to get permission from the school and the library to install them on their

property, Elliff said. “We want to make sure they’re comfortable with (sidewalks),” he said. Elliff added that if both parties agree to allow the sidewalks on their property, construction on them could begin as early as this fall, because little planning and engineering would be need-

ed. He said that preliminary costs show the project could cost about $25,000, which would come out of a budget that is set aside for building sidewalks throughout the township. When discussions about where sidewalks should be built this year happened earlier, building them on Enyart was a

priority because not only does it provide safe walking access for students and library patrons, but it also connects to the sidewalks on the west side of Montgomery Road by crosswalk, Elliff said. Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

Future uncertain for development of former car lot

HPA Development Group, city officials still discussing options for key parcel of property By Jason Hoffman jhoffman@communitypress.com

MONTGOMERY — An empty building and parking lot sit just north of Cross County Highway on Montgomery Road after years of discussion between Montgomery officials and developers. The lot, former home of a Chevrolet dealership, is owned by HPA Development Group – the third owner in seven years. Development has been at a standstill for a multitude of reasons, but the main issue is coming up with a plan that meets Montgomery’s building requirements while making money for developers. “We put in zoning regulations to try and ensure (the site) gets developed into a multi-use way that’s complementary with downtown Montgomery,” said Frank Davis, community development director. “There is a limit on building footprint of no more than 15,000 square feet and not higher than three stories.”

Previous plans for the site would have placed as many as 13 buildings with a mixture of upscale condominiums, office space and retail stores on the property. Building density is a concern for the city and developers because the city doesn’t want an overabundance of buildings and parking lots, but a lower density means less profit. Additionally, any development would have to aesthetically look like other downtown buildings, Davis said. Access is also a concern as well as dealing with traffic flow. “The problem is two-fold,” Davis said. “It’s hard to get on and off the site with traffic in the area and we don’t want to overload Montgomery Road.” Any development would probably need a traffic light on Montgomery Road, but it would have to generate enough traffic to warrant a light, Davis said. The city is still in negotiations with HPA but no timetable has been set for the group to move forward with submitting plans. HPA did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Want to know more about the stories that matter in Montgomery? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.

Ryan Silverman, right, and staff members from the Silverman development company and Hal Homes did not receive the zoning change needed to build a high-density, luxury apartment complex at 10900 Kenwood Road. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Industrial zoning remains, development denied for now More than 80 residents show up at Blue Ash City Council meeting By Jason Hoffman jhoffman@communitypress.com

The former Montgomery Chevrolet lot just north of Cross County Highway is still vacant due to multiple concerns over how to best develop the site within the guidelines Montgomery officials have in place while making development financially sound for developers. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BLUE ASH — The proposed apartment development on Kenwood Road won’t be starting anytime soon as Blue Ash City Council denied a necessary zoning change. “People are letting you know we don’t want this,” Melissa McCann of Longren Court told council Aug. 8. “This is a residential community – people want to live here and it’s sought after – listen to the people that elected you.” The council voted 4-3 against

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the change that would have made more than 26 acres at 10900 Kenwood Road a residential area instead of a light-industrial district. Before the vote, Councilwoman Stephanie Stoller and Gary Bates, her Bomark Court neighbor, had a heated exchange. “There was an emergency meeting at a council member’s house last night to hear the concerns of the developer,” Bates said. “I find that highly inappropriate.” Stoller answered the accusation by telling Bates he was invited but refused to attend. The admission of the meeting drew the ire of the crowd and Mayor Mark Weber had to call for order and threaten to have Police Chief Paul Hartinger remove anyone else who interrupted the meeting. Besides the nighttime meet-

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ing with the developer, most residents were opposed to the development because they didn’t want anymore apartments in Blue Ash. “I walk the community with my wife every night and you’ve done a great job connecting these communities,” said Gary Glass, Blue Ash resident, to council. “As we do these developments, we’re watering down the communities and we’re catering to the transient community.” Glass, who grew up in New Jersey and said he moved to Blue Ash from Mason, echoed the sentiments of many others who spoke at the hearing. Stoller and Councilmen Rick Bryan and Jim Sumner voted for the zoning change while Councilmen Tom Adamec and Robert See ZONING, Page A2 Vol. 50 No. 21 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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Buckman, Vice Mayor Lee Czerwonka and Weber voted against. “The schools would get about $444,000 a year and there would not be a lot of kids (attending from the new development),” Stoller said. “The businesses in Blue Ash need more residents – we need more

people with money to help restaurants and other businesses,” she said. Adamec and Czerwonka made the case that allowing the zoning change would disregard and abandon the city’s strategic plan which calls for Blue Ash to be split into equal thirds of recreation, residential and commercial areas. “The comprehensive plan has traditionally held up and if it’s degraded it

no longer matters,” Czerwonka said. Stoller disagreed, saying she had seen master planning change over her time on council. The vice mayor said he received more than 85 phone calls and emails from residents urging him to vote against the zoning change. Weber, who wrote a column in the Northeast Suburban Life, was the most outspoken opponent to the plan and

drew repeated cheers from the crowd. “We don’t have to develop every square foot of Blue Ash,” Weber said. “I can’t find a single reason to support the wrong de-

velopment in the wrong place.” Want to know more about the stories that matter in Blue Ash? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.

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Montgomery residents take shot at Point Blank, Blue Ash Council Request officials organize meeting with gun range owner By Jason Hoffman jhoffman@communitypress.com

BLUE ASH — After being told their city officials have no authority, Montgomery residents took their complaint of gun noise from Point Blank Rang & Gun Shop to Blue Ash City Council Thursday. Aug 8. “All we are asking is that the range owners be a good neighbor and add sufficient sound proofing to prevent gun shots from being audible at any residence in Montgomery and Blue Ash,” said Steve Pollak, Montgomery resident. When Point Blank opened in November, owner Tom Willingham had an acoustic engineer on site to ensure his business wasn’t violating guidelines in the Ohio Administrative Code, he said in a June interview. Those guidelines call for no more than 85 decibels for more than eight hours a day or 90 decibels for more than one hour a day. “We have done everything we can to be a good neighbor,” Willingham said. “Some shooting ranges have bad reputations and I don’t want Point Blank to be that.” The group of about 20 took its complaint to Montgomery officials last

month, but was told since the issue originates in Blue Ash, there was nothing to be done, prompting the group to go to Blue Ash officials. Even though they have no standing in Blue Ash, the group has been putting fliers in Blue Ash residents’ mailboxes to see if any would bring a complaint against the business. Thus far, no Blue Ash residents have filed a complaint against the range. Pollak played a recording he said was gun noise recorded Aug. 3 at 10874 Deerfield Road. “The gunfire is audible inside our homes with the windows closed, air conditioners running, televisions on and above all the ambient noise in the area,” Pollak said. “The noise emanating from the Point Blank Gun Range threatens ... quality of life and our personal investments.” Blue Ash officials refused to comment because the group has threatened legal action and Mayor Mark Weber said the city’s legal counsel advised not to speak about the issue. The Blue Ash Police Department previously conducted tests with city staff and found Point Blank to be in accordance with its noise restrictions, Police Chief Paul Hartinger said.

About 20 Montogmery residents attended a Blue Ash City Council meeting to voice concern over gun noise emanating from Point Blank Range & Gunshop Thursday, Aug. 8. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BRIEFLY American Legion post conducts flag burning

Blue Ash American Legion Post 630 is cosponsoring an American Flag collection event at the final Blue Ash Tuesday Concert in Park, Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Blue Ash Nature Park. Post 630 along with Blue Ash Boy Scout Troop 299 will have a tent to receive worn, torn, tattered, dirty, etc.. American Flags for proper disposal by Troop 299 at a later date.

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Montgomery residents Steve Pollak plays a recording of gun shots coming from Point Blang Range & Gunshop during a Blue Ash City Council meeting Thursday, Aug. 8. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

MOELLER BASEBALL RECOGNIZED AS STATE CHAMPS

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Sycamore Township's Board of Trustees recognized Moeller High School's baseball team for its second consecutive state championship. Trustees Denny Connor and Cliff Bishop congratulated them at the trustees' meeting Aug. 1. Representing Moeller were coach Tim Held and freshman assistant Ken Robinson, as well as varsity players Max Foley, Patrick McAlpine, Nick Meece, Justin Wampler and Cameron Whitehead. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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MUSICAL FAREWELL The Sycamore High School Combined Choirs concluded their final 2012-2013 concert May 16, by singing "Song of Farewell" and then stayed on stage to allow parents and friends to garner some photo memories. Director of Choral

Activities Kenneth Holdt is front and center here. Choirs include Aviator Chorale, Madrigal, SHAG, Bella Voce, SWEET and Select Ensemble. The evening included awards being presented to many deserving vocalists.

The Sycamore High School Combined Choirs concluded their final 2012-2013 concert May 16, by singing "Song of Farewell" and then stayed on stage to allow parents and friends to garner some photo memories. Director of Choral Activities Kenneth Holdt is front and center here. Choirs include Aviator Chorale, Madrigal, SHAG, Bella Voce, SWEET and Select Ensemble. The evening included awards being presented to many deserving vocalists. THANKS TO TERRENCE HUGE

International students Kim, Reaño and Li stand with CHCA High School Principal Dean Nicholas, who is mostly responsible for much of CHCA's international student program's growth. THANKS TO BETH ANDREWS

CHCA continues to broaden international student program By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

Ursuline Academy President Sharon Redmond of Cold Spring, Ky, faculty member Sue Lytle of South Lebanon andPrincipal Tom Barhorst of Mason. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Ursuline teacher receives Excellence in Education Award Ursuline Academy teacher Sue Lytle was awarded the Sister Xavier Ladrigan Excellence in Education Award May 22 at the annual Faculty Dinner. Lytle, of South Lebanon, has been teaching science at Ursuline for five years, and teaches AP Biology and Honors Anatomy. She received letters of nomination from students and colleagues. Below are some of their comments: » “In my years at UA, she has been the one teacher that I believe has prepared me most for college.” » “Dr. Lytle’s classroom is where I have spent most of my time and grown the most as a student. » “It takes a particular type of teacher to draw me out of my shell in class so that I can reach my full potential. I receive good grades but I do not always feel fully comfortable asking questions.” » “Dr. Lytle is one of the most influential, dedicated, and hard-working teachers I have ever had.” » “The time and effort that

Dr. Lytle puts into class is beyond any other teacher I have ever had.” » “Her passion for knowledge and learning has always been evident in her teaching.” » “Her first priority is students.” » “Dr. Lytle is always willing to work with students before and after class to help further understanding.” » “Dr. Lytle gives students the foundation to learn and confidence in their ability to think critically. The Sister Xavier Ladrigan Excellence in Education Award was named in honor of the Ursuline Sister who was not only an outstanding educator, but was chiefly responsible for the school’s move to Blue Ash. This award is given each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to a specific area of responsibility as well as other areas of school involvement. She or he must have been at Ursuline for at least three years. This honor comes with a $1,000 award and $500 towards professional development.

Many foreign students study abroad in high school for a year or two as exchange students. At Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, most stay for its entirety. When Dean Nicholas, principal of CHCA’s Martha S. Lindner High School, 11525 Snider Road, took his job in 2007, three students from Korea who attended a public school for a year wanted to stay and finish their high school years at CHCA. He got to know those students, and felt that bringing in more as part of a program would be beneficial for the students and staff alike. The school began working with agencies, which would connect interested students with staff members. Nicholas began to build relationships with people in mostly Asian countries, where students are looking for ways to get into American universities and believe attending high school in the United States will give them a better chance, he said. It started from there – the school’s program began by chance with three students and evolved into a group of 36 students from11countries in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. Nicholas said that because of the service work and mission trips that students are required to participate in while attending CHCA, they had the mindset that these students were people they needed to help. He wanted to change that slightly. “One of the things that pushed me is that I saw the mindset in kids that these are people who we needed to help,” he said. “But these people are our classmates, collaborators, bosses, teammates and coworkers. I wanted to change that mindset ... and I wanted them to get a realistic picture of the world.” CHCA is admitting its own international students without agencies, helping match host families and integrating them into the community. Admissions counselor Kim Vincent said many students who come to the school from other coun-

tries hear about their program by word of mouth. Students want the “full American student experience,” where they learn not only how to be responsible for themselves but their interests and passions. Yujin Cho, an alumna of CHCA from Korea, said her favorite part about attending school in the United States was that she could choose which classes she wanted to take and what extra-curricular activities she wanted to participate in. She added that in Korea, students attend school all day and evening, take the same classes as everyone else and have little to no free time to explore their interests. As a student here, Cho began learning to play musical instruments in her free time, and discovered that science is something she wanted to pursue as a career. After attending Baylor University in Texas for a year, she moved back to Korea and is taking time off from school while working as a researcher for Samsung. “I like a lot of different things, and I think I’m good at them, but choosing the option of becoming a scientist happened at CHCA,” she said. Senior Silk Kim's newly found independence allowed her to branch out and explore what she loves and grow into a leader. Before coming to the United States, Kim had an interest in human rights. When she got here, she dove into doing service work as part of Student Organized Service, or SOS, groups, becoming a group leader for Kids Care Club, where students work with kids on service projects on campus. She also participated in the mock United Nations program and saw what it was like to deal with human rights issues as a country. Next year, she’ll attend Washington University in St. Louis. Kim said that although her new independence was a challenge because it wasn’t something she was accustomed to, she was able to challenge herself and found a lot of support to back her. “I’ve met a lot of people who have supported me, and now I feel like I could do anything with no fear,” she said. “I feel

very respected.” For Che Li, a senior from China, the biggest challenge was the language barrier. He came to CHCA knowing very little English, and some wondered whether he could pick up the language quick enough to start classes. By the end of that year, he’d won an award for his English class, Nicholas said. Although he said learning the language was a challenge and that many times he was homesick, his friends and teachers were welcoming and motivating. Li said his English classes have not only made him a better English speaker, but improved his grammar and developed important critical thinking skills that will take him to the University of Waterloo in Canada. “The overall environment at CHCA is friendly and open,” he said. “The diversity and culture is open, and I feel well respected by my teachers and peers.” Benjamin Reaño, a senior from Colombia, only attended CHCA this year but said the lessons he’s learned before college here have made an impact. Not only has he learned practical lessons about managing money and being responsible for himself, but he’s also been able to connect with his faith. Reaño said that being at CHCA has prepared him for things he might experience outside of the school, such as dealing with peer pressure. Weekly chapel attendance and the religious emphasis helped develop his faith and led him to study next year at Cincinnati Christian University. “For me as a Christian, it’s been really good to be at this school. CHCA will always have people, including students, who will help you with (peer) pressure,” he said. “If you want to try, There are a lot of groups (at CHCA) who can help you with your spiritual life.” Nicholas said he's always wanted a diverse student body. As CHCA continues to grow its international student program, that aspiration will continue. Want more updates for Symmes Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.


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FIRST SHOT AT 2013 BOYS SOCCER

FIRST PASS AT 2013 GIRLS SOCCER

Ursuline’s soccer cupboard far from bare By Scott Springer and Mark Motz sspringer@communitypress.com mmotz@communitypress.com

SYCAMORE TWP. — With preview games in the books, the following is a rundown of high school girls soccer teams in the Northeast Suburban Life coverage area.

Cincinnati Country Day

Sycamore’s Charlie Byers (10) unloads a shot against Winton Woods last October at Sycamore Junior High School in the OHSAA tournament.SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Aviators roll out the green carpet By Scott Springer and Mark Motz

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SYCAMORE TWP. — With preview games in the books, the following is a rundown of boys high school soccer teams in the Northeast Suburban Life coverage area.

Cincinnati Country Day

The Indians went 15-2-2 last year, taking second in the Miami Valley Conference and finishing the season as district runner-up to eventual state champion Summit Country Day. Head coach Greg Hirschauer graduated two starters and lost another to a transfer, but still has eight starters from last year returning. Among them are senior captain Dominic Isadore - a midfielder who played for a club national title this summer - and junior captain Will Cohen - a defender who played in Israel this summer in the Maccabi Games. Junior Nathan Gibson scored 32 goals to the team last season; he pairs with last year’s second-leading scorer, Luke Deimer, to propel the offense. Junior Matt MacFarland moves to striker after playing midfield last season. Junior Brandin Ward returns in the midfield. Sophomores Quinn Petre and Sosham Basu enter their second season at defender and center midfielder, respectively. CCD also has several freshmen who should round out the roster. “Three of the top 10 teams in the state were in our league,” Hirschauer said. “It’s a tough league, but that’s one of our goals, to win it. My goal is to play hard all the time, to make sure we play as a team and work as a team to get better every game.” CCD opens the season Aug. 19 on the road in Dayton against Miami Valley.

CHCA

The Eagles posed a 4-9-4 record in 2012, including a 2-2-3 mark in the MVC. First team all-MVC pick Colin Kenney graduated, but CHCA returns juniors Landon and Luke Hardwick, both of

The Sycamore High School men’s soccer team seniors playing at the Beavercreek soccer tournament Aug. 10 were, from left: Front, Zac Eklund, Eddie Rivin, Nathan Gregg and David Sorger; and back, Michael Saxon, Hadis Palic, Jake Biegger, Brian Cleary and Mitch Hill. MELANIE LAUGHMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

whom were second-team allleague selections as sophomores. Landon scored nine goals for the Eagles last year, while Luke chipped in a pair of assists. Tom Jester and Chris Zhang should provide senior leadership.

Indian Hill

The Braves finished second behind Madeira last season at 15-6-1 (5-1-1 Cincinnati Hills League). They then went on a postseason run and made it to the regional finals. Coach Bill Mees lost several talented seniors but does return Drew Rice, David Robinett and Brad Seiler who made CHL second team as juniors in 2012. Zack Schneider is also back for another year after making honorable mention and Brendon Kuy completes Indian Hill’s five returning starters. Seiler and Robinett are the top returning scorers as both finished tied eighth in the league last fall. The remainder of the Indian Hill roster consists of seniors Ryan Combs, Tyler and Finley Quible, Adam Luckey, Drake Stimson and manager Brad Collins; juniors James Pflughaupt, Chris Duncan and Brooks Renfro; sophomore Casey McClay and freshman Peter Bansil. “We have good team chemistry and are motivated for league play and the state tournament,” Mees said. “We know what we need to do to be suc-

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cessful.” Indian Hill starts the season on the new turf at Tomahawk Stadium Aug. 20 against Loveland.

Moeller

Veteran Moeller coach Randy Hurley is back for year 26 with the Crusaders. Moeller’s had five straight winning seasons and were 11-8-1 (3-4 Greater Catholic League South) in 2012. They last won the GCLSouth in 2010. The Crusaders return six starters including seniors Henry Myers, Zach Bonn, Mark Lacey, Mark Bugada, and Tyler Himes. Myers was second team GCL-South as a junior and is considered a potential Division I prospect. Moeller starts off the 2013 campaign with a home game against Walnut Hills on Aug. 22.

The Indians went 9-9-1 last year, tying for second in the Miami Valley Conference and finishing as district runner-up behind Mariemont. Head coach Theresa Hirschauer - entering her 24th season at the helm returns seven starters who have made two straight district finals and hope to break through to the regional tourLeshnak nament. Senior captains Kelsey Zimmer (forward) and Ashley Streit (defender) are both first team all-MVC and all-district performers. A trio of juniors in midfielder Briana Maggard, defender Grace Krammer and midfielder Kaitlin Harden return. Junior Charlotte Jackson should make an impact after sitting out last season following a transfer from the Lakota district. Sophomore Lauren Buczek is back for her second season in the midfield. “I think we’re very athletic and we’re going to be very quick,” Hirschauer said. “We have some play makers and we’ll be fun to watch.” Hirschauer said as many as four freshmen could crack the starting lineup with the veterans. “Any time you’re blending in new players, you have a learning curve,” she said. “My hope is we get better as the season progresses and we’re playing our best soccer by the tournament.” CCD opens season on the road at Miami Valley in Dayton and has a district finals rematch at Mariemont Aug. 24.

CHCA

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy went 8-8-2 last season, including a 3-3 record in the Miami Valley Conference good for fourth place. Junior Katie Koopman was one of the top 20 scorers in the MVC as a sophomore and should help spark the Eagles offense.

Indian Hill Coach Amy Dunlap’s girls finished second behind Madeira last season at 17-4-1 (6-1 Cincinnati Hills League). In the postseason, the Lady Braves were sectional, district and regional champions and made it to the state final four. Though she lost several talented seniors to graduation, Dunlap returns more talent for 2013 and is just two wins away from 200 for her career. Highlighting the Lady Braves are senior four-year player Paige Gloster, juniors Macy Miller, Grace McCormick and Sophie Bell and sophomore Lexi Carrier. Gloster and Miller made CHL second team in 2012, with McCormick making honorable mention. Carrier will move from goalkeeper to defender this season. Other returning players include seniors Emma Lowe and Emily Markesbery; juniors Taylor Lance, Lauren Sahlfeld and Sydney Gloster; and sophomores Claire Brown and Piper Fries. “This group of players has been very committed in the offseason,” Dunlap said. “They are a younger team, but are ready to rise to the accomplishments of past teams and set their own legacy. We will look for new players to rise as leaders and goal scorers in our midfield and striker positions.” Indian Hill begins the season at Milford Aug. 17. Their home opener is against Clinton Massie on Aug. 22.

Mount Notre Dame

Despite a 13-3-1 overall record in 2012, coach Doug Conway’s MND Lady Cougars were fourth in the GGCL-Scarlet at 22-1. Still, they’ve had a winning season in every season Conway’s been in command and look to be a factor in the renamed Girls Greater Catholic League. Though standout Rose Lavelle is gone to graduation and Wisconsin, MND returns five starters and four college commits. Junior goalkeeper Sam Leshnak was a U17 World National Team member and will be playing for North Carolina. Senior Maddie Volz will play for Anderson University in South Carolina, senior Amy Dean is going to Akron and senior Kelly Hinkle is going to Charleston Southern. Hinkle was GGCL-Scarlet second team last season. See GIRLS, Page A6

Sycamore

Coach Scott Sievering’s Aviators were 12-3-4 and 6-1-2 in the Greater Miami Conference for third place in 2012. After a 3-2-2 start, they ran off nine straight victories and two ties. The Aves lost GMC firstteamers Luke Bobst, Jake Ciricillo and Jerrick Valentine to graduation, but return secondteam selections in midfielder Charlie Byers and defender David Sorger. Sycamore opens at home on their new turf on the high school field on Aug. 17 against Milford.

Coach Kendra Hornschmeier has six seniors on the Lady Aves soccer team. From left are Azante Griffith, Cassy McDowell, Jordan Elder, Michaella Keys, Sara Constand and Ashley Bonnoitt. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS


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UA grad elevating game at Michigan State By Mark D. Motz

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EAST LANSING, MICH. —

The ties that bind occasionally slip loose. Take the reigning Big Ten defensive player of the year in volleyball, Ursuline Academy graduate Kori Moster, a rising junior at Michigan State University. She doesn’t remember a time growing up when her godparents – Marian and Pat Reece – didn’t have her in tow to watch their daughters Nikki, Mindy and Abbie playing volleyball for Mount Notre Dame. She would pass with the girls and rooted for the Cougars. Yet when it was time to pick a high school, the Springfield Township resident chose Ursuline Academy. “When I was going in to

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Other possible commitments could come in the future with senior Maria Veneziano and several juniors. In addition, Conway is high on freshman forward/goalkeeper Jenna Prathapa. “We have a very athletic and seasoned team with a good mix of upperclassmen,” Conway said. “It’s the best freshman class I have ever seen and should impact the team moving forward. We should be good for years to come.” Mount Notre Dame

be a freshman, their youngest daughter was going to be a senior at MND,” Moster said. “When we played MND my freshman year I was dressing varsity. By the tournament, I was playing a little as a serving specialist. “We played MND in the regional finals and I’ll always remember playing against Abbie. They beat us in five, which stunk, but it was a great experience playing against her. After Abby graduated, my godparents would come to my games. Dressed in green.” Moster stayed in green when colleges came calling. “Coming out of the GGCL, every time you played a match you know the other team can beat you if you don’t play your best,” she said. “I’d be lying if I said it was the same

level of volleyball, but it’s the same feeling. The conference rivalries are always great. I eliminated most of the schools that recruited me because they didn’t have those strong conference rivalries.” Now at the midpoint of her Spartan career, Moster looks to add to her growing litany of awards the conference defensive honor, honorable mention All-America, three-time Big Ten freshman of the week and UConn Classic MVP nods among them and continue elevating her game. To that end, Moster spent part of her summer in Dallas, Texas, training with the 2013 U.S. Women’s National A2 Program. She and 47 other handpicked players from across the country worked out and played for a week under the tutelage of sev-

eral influential coaches, including 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s coach Karch Kirly. “It was really cool because there were all these legendary coaches there and all this competition,” Moster said. “It was great to learn from them, to see different styles of play, different coaching methods.” All of which she took back to MSU with her to help impart on campers ranging in age from 9 to18, some of whom are Spartan recruits and future teammates. “I think we’re going to be very good,” Moster said of her junior season. “After a Sweet16 last year and a great recruiting class with some players who can contribute right away, I think we’ve got a chance to make some noise.”

starts the season at Mason Aug. 20. The home opener is Aug. 24 against Lebanon.

Louis. “Our senior leadership is phenomenal and that will make the difference this season,” Hornschmeier said. As for newcomers, freshman Renee Foster will convert from a field player to a keeper for the Lady Aves. “She’s a great kid with great attitude and work ethic,” Hornschmeier said. Sycamore opens the season at home against East Central on Aug. 20.

cinnati League - before losing 2-1 to Mason in the regional final. Head coach Colleen Dehring graduated seven from that squad, including 2013 Northeast Suburban Life Sportswoman of the Year Michelle Christy, now playing at Tennessee, and Sarah Byrne who now plays for Dayton. But Ursuline’s cupboard is far from bare as a result. “We have great team chemistry and a very strong returning core,” Dehring said. “We also have several players who have been playing together for three years, so they know each other and understand how to play with each other. We have holes

Sycamore

In the difficult Greater Miami Conference, the Lady Aves were 3-5-1 and 4-11-2 overall in 2012 for seventh place. Sycamore will have a new turf field to play on this season at the high school location off Cornell Road. Eight starters return for fourth-year coach Kendra Hornschmeier in seniors Ashley Bonnoitt, Azante Griffith, Michaella Keyes, and Sara Constand; juniors Ashley Thiss and Allie and Katie Oh; and sophomore Grace

Ursuline Academy

The Lions were one step from the Division I final four last season - going 16-3-2 and taking second in the Girls Greater Cin-

Ursuline Academy graduate Kori Moster has gone on to a successful career at Michigan State University. She spent part of this summer in Dallas training with the 2013 U.S. Women’s National A2 Program.FILE PHOTO

to fill in each area of the field, but I am confident that we have a great group from which we can fill those holes.” Returning starters include a pair of seniors in keeper Anna Speyer and defender Allison Werner. Also back a quintet of juniors: Defenders Jordan Hollmeyer and Emma Niehaus, midfielders Mattina Girardot and Andie Kennard, and striker Sarah Roberston. Varsity veterans who could step into starting roles this season include senior midfielder Sarah Seedhouse, junior midfielder Emily Halmi, junior defender Andrea Sanitato and sophomore

midfielder Holyn Alf. Keep an eye on freshman Paige Hollmeyer, Jordan’s younger sister, who could make an impact right away. Dehring said St. Ursula Academy should be the team to beat in the alwaysdemanding GGCL, but her club has high hopes. “Win league, district, regional, state, these are the lofty goals and ones that I know many teams have,” she said. “But also, play good soccer, go into the tournament playing well, healthy and ready to start the second season. We have a pretty tough schedule this year and I hope it will get us ready to play into November.”

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NKU looking for right Division I combination By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS —

Though field dimensions haven’t changed and the game still involves nine players, the jump to Division I baseball was a difficult one for Northern Kentucky University. After a 36-22 record in 2012, the Norse were a frustrating 8-47 in their first year in the Atlantic Sun. To remedy that, coach Todd Asalon has broadened his horizons in recruiting. Because they were not Division I in the past, NKU often landed transfers who didn’t have to sit out. Now, like all DI institutions, a transfer must sit a year. Because of the level of play and new restrictions, the Norse coaching staff has done some recent globe-trotting. “We signed eight Canadians this year, we’re trying to go a little international to change things up,” Asalon said. “We’re also going out to the west coast with a couple kids out of the Colorado area. We went with some junior college kids that are a little bit bigger, stronger and faster.” As a result, NKU will be on the young side next year with their only seniors being Brett Cisper from Moeller and Zac Asman from Elder. Those two are the vet-

Moeller’s Brett Cisper will be one of just two seniors on next season's NKU squad. THANKS TO JEFF MCCURRY/NKU SPORTS INFORMATION

erans of the local crew that Asalon would still like to attract. What he has to offer is a favorable location where friends and family can watch college games without considerable travel expense. “If we can get the local kid, we’d love to have them,” Asalon said. Joining Cisper and Asman on the list of NKU locals is infielder Caleb Lonkard of Ryle, pitcher Bela Perler of Anderson, Alex Bolia and Nick Beard of Elder, pitcher Drew Campbell of La Salle, Madeira catcher Cody Kuzniczci and Moeller outfielder Ryan LeFevers. Asalon likes tournament-tested Greater Catholic League players and also has another player with considerable postseason experience in Kuzniczci. “We’ve ramped it up again,” Asalon said. “We’re going to play the best people possible.”

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NKU athletes honored for academics Community Recorder

Northern Kentucky University student-athletes recently were recognized for their success in the classroom by the Atlantic Sun Conference. After completing NKU’s first season at the NCAA Division I level, 148 student-athletes received A-Sun All-Academic honors for their performance in the classroom during the 2012-13 academic year. The recognition is awarded to student-athletes who earn a minimum 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the school year. Lucas Edelan (men’s soccer), Glen Este grad Jaimie Hamlet (women’s basketball), Clare Field (women’s cross country/ track and field), Elder grad Nathan Sexton (men’s soccer), and Newport Central Catholic graduate Taylor Snyder (volleyball) were among the 114 studentathletes to earn a perfect 4.0 for 2012-13. Four NKU studentathletes were named to both the Commissioner’s Scholar and Presidents’ Scholar lists: Bishop Brossart grad Michael Bartlett (men’s soccer), Andre Correa (men’s tennis), Goshen graduate Kelsey Gaffney (women’s cross country/ track and field), and Cassie Lingenhoel (women’s soccer). To be placed on both lists, student-athletes must have completed their final year of eligibility, received their

degree during the academic year and posted a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 and 3.8, respectively. In addition, 53 Norse made the Conference Scholar list, which was awarded to 497 individuals. Student-athletes must be at least of sophomore standing with a minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA during the academic year to be named to the list.

Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Baseball: Elder grad Zac

Asman, Blake Bagshaw, Elder grad Alex Bolia, Newport Central Catholic’s Jake Cain, Glen Este’s Chuck Calhoun, La Salle’s Drew Campbell, Moeller grad Brett Cisper, Luke Greene, Quint Heady, Ryan Hinz, Madeira’s Cody Kuzniczci, Conor Ledger, Ryle’s Caleb Lonkard, Josh Myers, Pete Petrosino, Ian Tfirn, Anthony Vagnier, Bradley Vanderglas and Elder’s Brandon Wood Men’s Basketball: Ethan Faulkner, Jack Flournoy, Justin Rossi, Nate Snodgrass and John Staley

Men’s Cross Country/ Track and Field: Brendan

Chwalek, Brady Holmer, Bishop Brossart grad Zac Holtkamp, Oak Hills grad Matt Kuhn, Elder grad Josh Makin, Felicity-Franklin’s Josh Miller, Bryan Warden, J.J. Webber and Bishop Brossart’s Andrew Wolfer Men’s Golf: Elder graduate Cory Dulle, Clayton Portz, Holy Cross graduate Steve Rickels, La Salle grad Michael Schmidt and Zach

Wright

Men’s Soccer: Yaw Addai,

Bishop Brossart grad Michael Bartlett, Collin Brent, Covington Catholic graduate Sean Cooney, Gavin Colton, Ben Dorn, Lucas Edelan, Mohab El Tawila, Craig Heard, NewCath grad Austin Juniet, Danny Laird, Brendan Murphy, McNicholas graduate Austin Pierce of Loveland, Brian Runyon, Mohammed Salhieh, Colby Schneider and Nathan Sexton of Elder. Men’s Tennis: Christopher Angulo, Guillaume Berman, Jimmy Caccamo, Andre Correa, Cameron Johnson, Calvary Christian graduate Pierce Kohls, Jody Maginley and Balint Zsidai Softball: Alex Caudill, Alesa Collinsworth, Highlands grad Allie Conner, Dee Dee Davis, Nicolette Hayes of Loveland, Dana Jarboe, Rachel Kohlman, Kari Lang of Glen Este, Maggie Mancini, Katelyn Roy, Emily Schwaeble of Colerain, Kaylin Steinmetz of Glen Este, Conner grad KC Straley, Alexis VanHorn and Taylor Zuberer

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Basketball:

Melody Doss, Rianna Gayheart, McAuley graduate Kaitlyn Gerrety, Malika Glover, Jaimie Hamlet of Glen Este, Christie Roush, Courtney Roush, Kelsey Simpson and Kayla Thacker

Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field: McAuley grad Jennifer Beck, Jaci Combs, Lloyd graduate Torey Duncan, Clare Field, Madeira graduate Alyssa Frye, Goshen graduate Kelsey Gaffney, Emily Grubb, Destany Martin, Kaitlyn Hooper, Kristyn Hooper, Milford graduate

Kelly Johnson, McAuley graduate Kayla Justice, Colleen McKiernan, Lindsay Mumley, NewCath graduate Frannie Schultz, Northwest graduate Tyler Thomas and Kheiston Tilford Women’s Golf: Seton graduate Molly Arnold, Rachel Brown, Elizabeth Nebraski-Riffle and Taylor Wogenstahl Women’s Soccer: Hannah Adams, Milford grad C.G. Bryant, Jaclyn Elmore, Loveland grad Ariel Fischer, Stephanie Glass, Kathryn Hale, Oak Hills graduate Kelsey Laumann, Cassie Lingenhoel, Aubrey Muench, Simon Kenton graduate Allison Ponzer, Seton graduate Abbey Scherer, Mercy graduate Elise Schmuelling, Bishop Brossart graduate Maria Silbersack, Batavia graduate Sarah Smith, Martha Staab, Seton graduate Stacie Volker, Anderson graduate Hannah Walker, Seton graduate Stephanie Wengert, Kara Yeaste and Mercy graduate Kelsey Zwergel Women’s Tennis: Jamie Diaz, Shana Kleynen, Marta Romeo and Claire Spradlin Volleyball: Shelby Buschur, Gennie Galfano, Kiersten Ham, Lauren Hurley, Holy Cross graduate Jayden Julian, NewCath graduate Jamie Kohls, Haley Lippert, Mount Notre Dame graduate Kelly Morrissey, Ursuline Academy graduate Anna Prickel, Jenna Ruble, Notre Dame graduate Jenna Schreiver, NewCath graduate Taylor Snyder, Mel Stewart, MND graduate Kylee Tarantino and Mother of Mercy graduate Megan Wanstrath

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Blurred lines between movie, reality Several years ago I was teaching mythology. At the first class meeting I told my students that the next session they would be watching a movie about the creation of a god. When the class started there was great anticipation about what they would see. It was a classic movie, filmed in 1934 in in Europe. There was great economic distress due to World War I and a crippling inflation. The recent election seated a charismatic ruler. An early scene shows a labor camp where people are well fed and marched to work in uniforms to a military band with shovels in place of guns on their right shoulders. It shouldn’t have taken you

long to figure out that the country was Germany. I saw it first in a class about the Nazi film industry. We Edward Levy viewed a numCOMMUNITY PRESS ber of films. GUEST COLUMNIST We also learned that the Nazi party had operatives stationed outside the theaters when the movie let out. Their job was to interview the patrons and to glorify Hitler and the Nazi Party. We can be certain that dissent would lead to trouble. The movie shows many scenes of an absolutely adoring populace. One might wonder if

Looking for market that isn’t there On Aug. 8, residents packed Blue Ash city council chambers to oppose a zoning change motion to allow construction of a 250-unit apartment complex at the north end of Kenwood Road, a property abutted by light industry and a rail line on two sides and a high-traffic, four-lane road. The developer, Blue Ashbased Silverman & Co., put forth a glowing vision for the complex, which a company representative described as designed to attract young professionals to our city that, according to a “market advisor” hired by the company, is in need of more rental housing. Residents were invited to speak before council, and for the next two hours, those residents expressed concern about: » overloading schools and city services; » tenants deemed too “transient;” » risk of failure; » property devaluation; » digression from the city’s master development plan, and » that Silverman and city council proponents were putting business profits ahead of city values. The motion was defeated by just a 4-3 margin, in spite of not a single resident speaking in favor of the development. Council members Stephanie Stoller (Ward 2), Rick Bryan (Ward 3) and James Sumner (Ward 1) voted in favor. None of the three in-favor council members, Silverman nor Silverman’s “market advisor” could put forth a single resident to speak in favor of the plan. Stoller was the plan’s most vocal advocate and even her description of the property as “a flood plain unfit for light industrial use” didn’t (for her at least) disqualify it as a fine residential development candidate – in her ward no less. The apartment rental market is heating up. Foreclosed homeowners and potential first-time buyers are excluded from the market by tight credit need housing, so the demand for these properties is growing and won’t ebb soon. Irrespective of the pro or cons about rental properties, they’re not our enemies per se; one well known and thriving community is more than 70 percent

rental – the island of Manhattan. Developers like Silverman (which by any standard has been a great corporate Blue Steve Tosh COMMUNITY PRESS Ash citizen for more than 30 GUEST COLUMNIST years), will move aggressively. But why would a “high end” apartment complex amid industrial buildings, fronting a road frequented by semis, and just minutes walk from fine shopping and dining options like Speedway and Smashburger (or perhaps the Wornick military rations factory down the street), attract young professionals who have increasing choices among The Banks, Over-TheRhine, and Hyde Park? It’s just silly. But silly decisions get made when the market gets hot. When it comes time again to evaluate the next apartment development plan, we should perhaps judge it not only on whether rental properties fit Blue Ash’s long-term vision, but also whether that development makes any sense at all. This one made no sense. Blue Ash residents were smart enough to see that, why didn’t the developer and three city council members see it too? Steve Tosh is a resident of Blue Ash.

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these scenes were scripted or if they were real. Either way, they were very effective. There is a very important point to make. The German people were very carefully being indoctrinated and controlled by the Nazi Party. Free benefits such as camping and time away from school for these exciting trips were a big inducement. Those who chose not to go were given extra work in school with the strictest control. What young child would not take advantage of this adventure? It was clear to the children and their parents that the government provided food and much needed entertainment. What wasn’t clear was that this was just the beginning of the

government drawing the population slowly into enslavement to it. History has many examples of the establishment of a dictator. Many begin similar to this. The movie continues with idolizing crowds at every appearance of Hitler. One can only imagine the feeling of recovery (due to the war industry) after losing WWI and the great inflation that followed. Perhaps there was hope after all! Another scene has Hitler preparing to fly to Nuremberg for a party rally. We see him entering the plane with two generals. The movie shows the shadow of the plane over the city. The image of a cross is not accidental. Later we see

Hitler addressing the party faithful in Stuttgart as the great orator he was. Leni Reifenstahl, the cinematographer has him encircled with a halo. At that point, many in my class were gasping in wonder. Yes, Hitler was regarded by many as a God. Perhaps he began to believe it himself. We all know where this led the German people. Is it possible that a leader here could yield to the same self delusion? Could the Constitution be subverted to create a dictatorship? Benjamin Franklin warned of this. The movie is “Triumph of the Will” it is available at the library with English subtitles.

Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

CH@TROOM Aug. 7 question Should the minimum wage for fast-food workers be doubled from $7.25 to $15 an hour and should they be given the right to unionize? Why or why not?

“Yes, minimum wage workers deserve to make more money at McDonald’s and everywhere. “I worked at Frisch’s in college and barely make $4 and hour many years ago. “This helps the social safety net to stop having to support poor families, and higher wages always boost the economy. “Unions make things better for the middle class even though conservatives ignorantly complain about pensions

NEXT QUESTION Should U.S. lawmakers and their staffs continue to receive a federal contribution toward the health insurance that they must purchase through soonto-open exchanges created by President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law to prevent the largely unintended loss of healthcare benefits for 535 members of the Senate and House of Representatives and thousands of Capitol Hill staff. Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to nesuburban@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

and costs. “Remember: most Americans have a five-day work week and several paid holidays because of the unions fighting the good fight for labor!” TRog

“Fast-food workers should be allowed to unionize and receive a decent living wage. “Who can live on $7.25/hour? I’m sure no one reading this paper does or could make it on that amount of money unless they are living with relatives and uses someone else’s car. “Businesses don’t want to pay a decent wage because it affects the profit. My heart aches to those stuck in a job that doesn’t pay enough to provide the necessities.” E.E.C.

After 150 years, Morgan’s Raid is still controversial

John Hunt Morgan remains controversial 150 years after his July raid through Ohio. To some he is still the “bold cavalier” - a martyred hero of the Lost Cause. To others he is a scoundrel - a common criminal who deserved jail time. What to make of him? Morgan should have been court-martialed. He disobeyed a direct order not to cross into Ohio. He accomplished very little of military significance and yet succeeded in destroying his command. Was the raid a military success? Historian Edward Longacre wrote that for a raid “to be considered a complete and enduring success it had to be linked in someway with a larger operation. Damage to enemy property, however extensive, was not deemed a sufficient feat unless it materially aided the greater designs of the general-in-chief of the army. In other words, when it made strategic as well as tactical contributions to the fortunes of the army.” With these criteria in mind, let’s analyze the raid. Morgan did accomplish his initial objective of delaying the Federal advance into eastern Tennessee. The objective of the Ohio portion of the raid was

apparently his own - raiding deep into enemy territory. He caused a significant amount of damage in Gary Knepp Ohio COMMUNITY PRESS $897,000 inGUEST COLUMNIST cluding militia salaries. Clermont County, with its paid claims of $76,479, ranked the highest in the state. The largest local payouts were for the Little Miami Railroad ($13,700) and the Williamsburg covered bridge ($2,700). The remaining 427 Clermont claims were paid to civilians for livestock, jewelry, clothing, cheese and crackers, and two barrels of beer. This damage does not rise to the level of causing a blow to the North’s military effort. Therefore, Morgan’s Ohio raid also failed Longacre’s second test. After a while, discipline began to fall apart. The raiders indulged in drinking. They took bird cages, ice skates, bolts of calico; none of which had military significance. They began to look more like drunken Vikings than trained military operatives. The raid did have a psychological benefit of raising

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Southern morale; especially after the crushing defeats of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. But the temporary benefit came at a frightful price - the loss of 2,160 of his 2,460-man command. Morgan lost favor within the Confederate command structure. He was seen by some as untrustworthy. His celebrity, stoked by the raid, probably saved him from an investigation. After escaping from the Ohio State Penitentiary, Morgan reformed his command. But it wasn’t the same. His men were not of the same caliber. His activities shaded more to the criminal than military. After robbing a bank in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, an investigation was opened. He was saved from a probable court-martial when he was killed in September 1864. How are we to observe the anniversary of the raid? This question, and the larger question of how should we view the Civil War 150 years later, will be addressed in the next article. We will compare two states - Ohio and Georgia - to see their different approaches to this topic.

Gary Knepp is an attorney who teaches Civil War history at Clermont College.

Loveland Herald Editor Dick Maloney rmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


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Charlie Hodge of Mason (left), Chris Kessling of Montgomery (center) and Andrew Kraus of Fairfield (right) lean in with their dates at Moeller's prom . THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER

Moeller men dance with dates at prom The men of Moeller High School danced all night with their dates at the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prom at The Phoenix downtown. Students brought their formally clad dates for a night of fun and dancing. As they entered the ballroom, Moeller juniors and seniors introduce their dates to Principal Blane Collison and his wife, Kelly, as well as other Moeller faculty members.

Quinn Collison (left) and Andrew Schmalz (right) of Loveland hang out with their dates before Moeller's prom. THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER

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Moeller students Scott Rumsey of Morrow (left) and John Kunkel of Mason stop on their way into the ballroom with their dates at prom. THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER

Moeller student Han-Chiu Chen of Milford smiles with his date at prom. THANKS TO JOHANNA

Moeller student Spencer Iacovone of Liberty Township poses with his date at prom. THANKS TO

Moeller senior Brian Butz of Mt. Healthy Heights dons a lavender vest and bowtie with his date at prom. THANKS TO JOHANNA

Moeller student Shane Jones of Bond Hill smiles big with his date at prom. THANKS TO JOHANNA

Moeller student Tyler Himes of Lebanon matches his date in royal blue at prom. THANKS TO

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Connor Nelson of Blue Ash gets in close to his date for a hug and a photo at Moeller's prom.

Moeller student Kyle Kaiser of Loveland gets close to his date at prom .

Moeller student Patrick Wrencher Jr. of West Chester Township escorts his date into the ballroom at prom. THANKS

Moeller student Bruno Rozzi of Loveland walks his date arm-in-arm to the ballroom at prom .

Moeller student Eddie Meyer of Mason stops with his date before going into the ballroom at prom April 26. THANKS

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, AUG. 15 Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Music from variety of genres. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash.

Education Toastmasters: Improve Your Communication and Leadership Skills, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Technical Center, 11450 Grooms Road, Conference Room No. 2. Practice skills by speaking, organizing and conducting meetings and motivating others. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 387-7030; btc.toastmastersclubs.org. Blue Ash.

der. Items available a la carte. 521-7275, ext. 285; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

On Stage - Comedy Dan Gabriel, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Wizard Of Oz, 7:30-10 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 871-7427; esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17 Education Core Writing Class Sampler, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Designed to introduce new participants to sampling of Core Writing Circles before committing to eight- or 15-week semester. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. 272-1171; www.womenwriting.org. Silverton.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.

Farmers Market Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Vendors grow/ produce what they sell. More than 20 vendors offering vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, honey, goat’s milk products, coffee, olive oil, hummus, cheese and baked goods. 9844865; www.montgomeryfarmersmarket.org. Montgomery.

Films

The Wizard Of Oz, 7:30-10 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down that fabled yellow brick road. Outdoor amphitheater, bring seating. $8. Through Aug. 17. 871-7427; esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, 6:30-10 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Evening of short comedies featuring Stan and Ollie and their exasperated co-star, Edgar Kennedy. Films include “Bacon Grabbers,” “Perfect Day” and more. Bring snacks, soft-drinks or water to share. $5. 559-0112; www.thechimptent.com. Kenwood.

Seminars

Music - Blues

Recharge: Engaging in Purposeful Professional Development, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Design your own future professional growth, learn about opportunity to finance it and collaborate with local education entity to provide free field trips integrating your professional growth with your students’ learning through hands-on workshop. Free. Registration required. 793-2787; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill.

Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

On Stage - Theater

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; www.coda.org. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, AUG. 16 Dining Events Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Ben Alexan-

Taste of Blue Ash, 6-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Music by the Pointer Sisters at 9 p.m. Various types of cuisine from more than 20 local restaurants, entertainment, rides and family fun area. Free. 745-8500; blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.

Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Music by the Remains. Free. 745-8550; blueashevents.com. Blue Ash. Dan Gabriel, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

Festivals

Music - Concerts

Pilates Playground, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Works entire body through series of movements performed with control and intention. $15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Unique handsoff bodywork approach that helps prevent pain, heal injury and erase negative effects of aging and active living. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. $10-$15. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Music - Blues

Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Strength movements to build lean muscle, cardio bursts to keep your heart racing, personal training direction and supervision to lead you to fitness goals. Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes

Summer Concert Series: Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band, 7-8 p.m., Twin Lakes Senior Living Community, 9840 Montgomery Road, Group also raises funds to provide instruments to students in high schools. Free. 247-1330. Montgomery.

Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

On Stage - Comedy

Music - Big Band

521-7275, ext. 285; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

Music - Country Billie Gant and Nick Giese, 9:30-11:30 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, Variety of classic country and original songs. Free. 891-8277; www.taphousecincy.com. Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Comedy Dan Gabriel, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Wizard Of Oz, 7:30-10 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 871-7427; esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

SUNDAY, AUG. 18 Cooking Classes Oktoberfest Brewing, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Learn to brew your own Oktoberfest ale using herbs and other natural materials, while exploring history of brewing. Participants experience entire brewing process from choosing recipes to bottling. $35 plus $5 material fee. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.

Music - Acoustic

The Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, an evening of short comedies featuring Stan and Ollie and their exasperated co-star, Edgar Kennedy, is coming to Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Kenwood, from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Films include "Bacon Grabbers," "Perfect Day" and more. Bring snacks, soft drinks or water to share. Cost is $5. Call 559-0112, or visit www.thechimptent.com. FILE PHOTO On Stage - Comedy Dan Gabriel, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

MONDAY, AUG. 19 Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 2908217. Blue Ash.

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Cooking Classes

Art & Craft Classes

Parisian Dinner Under the Stars with Yen Hsieh, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Full menu of French treats that will bring the Parisian spirit alive in all of us. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Art Events Wine and Canvas, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Flipdaddy’s Burgers & Beers, 7453 Wooster Pike, Painting class with cocktails. No experience necessary. $35. Reservations required. 317-1305; www.wineandcanvas.com. Columbia Township.

Exercise Classes Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Blend functional strength training movements with Pilates sequences. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Gentle introductory journey into the world of yoga. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Small Group Personal Training, 4-5 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from area offering vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup, lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet frozen pops, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. 683-0150; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.

Music - Concerts Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by P&G Big Band. Free. 7458550; blueashevents.com/concert-series.php. Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Latin-based cardio workout. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Small Group Personal Training, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 2908217. Blue Ash.

Literary - Libraries Teen Board Gaming, 2:30-4 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens and tweens play board games of their choice. Games played most often are Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, Zombie Fluxx, Uno and Skip-Bo. Ages 11-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

Music - Blues Open Jam with Nick Giese and Friends, 8-11:30 p.m., HD Beans and Bottles Cafe, 6721 Montgomery Road, Bring instrument. Amps, drums and PA provided. Free. 793-6036. Silverton.

On Stage - Comedy Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 Business Seminars Blogging: Stay Relevant and Engaged, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, Learn benefits to blogging for your business with Ernie Dimalanta, founder of Out-&-Out Marketing, and Wendy Hacker, social media consultant of Dimalanta Design Group. $10. Reservations required. 588-2802. Blue Ash.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21

Cooking Classes

Art & Craft Classes

It’s in the Bag: August with Ilene Ross, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Features freshest inseason ingredients. With Pipkin’s Market to choose best seasonally available ingredients for your kitchen. Ilene presents full

Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handi-

On Stage - Comedy Saleem, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

SATURDAY, AUG. 24 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Madisonville.

Farmers Market crafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20 Art with Friends, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Stress-free space to explore your creativity. Beginners and experienced artists welcome. Ages 18 and up. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Botanica Monthly Classes, 6-8 p.m., Botanica, 9581 Fields Ertel Road, Design class. Stay after to create your own arrangement with help of instructor 7-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 697-9484; www.botanicacincinnati.com. Loveland.

Waiting on Ben, 7 p.m., Corner Pub, 7833 Cooper Road, CD Release Party Weekend. Drinks only ages 21 and up. 791-3999. Montgomery.

menu and each student receives bag from Pipkin’s worth $20. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash.

Education Toastmasters: Improve Your Communication and Leadership Skills, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Technical Center, Free. Reservations required. 387-7030; btc.toastmastersclubs.org. Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Pilates Playground, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Wellness Night for Women, 6-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Healthy dinner, wine samples and healthy dessert. Choose from spa services or exercise sampler. Ages 21 and up. $25. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30-8 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; neals.com. Sharonville.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Saleem, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174; www.coda.org. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, AUG. 23 Dining Events Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, Brad Martin.

Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 984-4865; www.montgomeryfarmersmarket.org. Montgomery.

Festivals Taste of Blue Ash, Noon-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Music by Kenny Loggins 9 p.m. Free. 745-8500; blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 10-11:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. 489-7700; neals.com. Sharonville.

Music - Blues Diamond Jim Dews Band, 8 p.m.-midnight, HD Beans and Bottles Cafe, 6721 Montgomery Road, Free. 793-6036; www.hdbeans.com. Silverton.

On Stage - Comedy Saleem, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, AUG. 25 Festivals Taste of Blue Ash, Noon-9 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Music by Rodney Atkins 7:30 p.m. Free. 745-8500; blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Saleem, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

MONDAY, AUG. 26 Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 2908217. Blue Ash.

TUESDAY, AUG. 27 Education Microsoft Word Basics, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Learn and practice using basic functions of Microsoft Word 2007. Free. Registration required. 369-4450. Deer Park. Core Writing Circles, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, $249. Weekly through Oct. 15. Led by experienced facilitators, writing circles offer individuals a safe place to develop voice, enhance writing and share stories. Classes allow for personal writing time, small-group sharing, feedback and opportunities to read aloud for an audience. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 272-1171; www.womenwriting.org. Silverton.

Exercise Classes Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash.


LIFE

AUGUST 14, 2013 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • B3

Rita shares dilly beans, reader 7-Up cake recipes

Rita’s classic dilly beans

Friend and colleague Leah Ochs, director of Jungle Jim’s cooking school, has a similar recipe and substitutes Sriracha sauce to taste for the pepper flakes. 2 generous pounds green beans, trimmed to fit canning jars 4 teaspoons dill seed or 4 large heads dill 4 small cloves garlic 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, divided (optional) 21⁄2 cups clear vinegar 21⁄2 cups water 1 ⁄4 cup canning salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine above ingredients and beat 2 minutes. Prepare a Bundt pan (spray well) and pour mixture in. Bake 45-55 minutes.

Diana’s glaze

one,” she said. 2 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 stick margarine 1 cup coconut

Cook all ingredients (except coconut) until thick, add coconut and pour over hot cake. Top with pecans.

Diane didn’t say if she cooked the glaze, but I would assume the sugar has to melt, so I’d cook it over very low heat until sugar melts. Add bourbon last.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Doris Poore’s 7-Up cake icing

Rita used her own fresh green beans to make her dilly beans. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Pack beans lengthwise into four hot pint jars, leaving 1⁄4-inch head space. To each pint, add 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper, 1 clove garlic and 1 teaspoon dill seed. Bring vinegar, water and salt to a boil. Pour immediately over beans, leaving 1⁄4-inch head space. Remove air bubbles by sliding a butter knife around inside edges of jars. Wipe rims clean with damp cloth. Place seals and rings on. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath. These are best eaten chilled.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

If you don’t want to can these, cap and seal, cool to room temperature and store in refrigerator up to six months.

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream sugar and butter together and beat until light and fluffy (about 20 minutes with an electric beater). Add eggs, one at a time and beat well. Add flour one cup at a time. Beat in lemon extract and 7-Up. Pour batter into a well greased and floured jumbo, fluted Bundt pan. Bake for 1-11⁄4 hours.

Simple lemon glaze

Here’s Donna A.’s recipe from 30 years ago. Tom wanted a fromscratch recipe, so hopefully this will work.

Diane, a Loveland reader, told me: “I got this from my mom several years ago. I’ve never made the glaze without the alcohol. I’m not sure what you’d substitute.” Any suggestions?

1 ⁄2 cups butter, softened 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 3 cups flour 2 tablespoons lemon extract

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NEEDS pantry short of staples Though the economy has picked up, there are still many families facing food shortage in our community. This summer has been particularly stressful for the Northeast Emergency Distribution Service food pantry as its pantry shelves are facing major shortages. NEEDS is a community of 25 churches and civic organizations whose mission is to do God’s work through caring for their neighbors by providing basic emergency assis-

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NEEDS serves more than 2,000 people in northeastern Hamilton County. Why is summer such a difficult time for NEEDS? First with school out, students who receive free lunches and breakfasts are now eating at home. Second, church groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops and other community organizations are usually on break during the summer. Thus food drives are on hiatus during a time when food needs for families with children are at their greatest. More importantly NEEDS wants you to know that hunger in our community is year-round but summer can be especially difficult for families with children. How can you help? Any community group can collect canned goods, other non-perishable food items including school supplies and/or raise monetary funds for NEEDS. This includes summer camps, pool clubs, extended families and neighborhoods. Why not consider doing a food drive at your summer block party or family reunion? What items are most needed? Please consider collecting any and all of the following items: canned fruits and vegetables, beans (pork and beans are most helpful as they provide protein), prepared foods (spaghetti, raviolis, beef stews), tuna, peanut butter, jelly, cereal and spaghetti sauce. The NEEDS food pantry is at the Kenwood Baptist Church, 8341 Kenwood Road, 45236 and is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monetary gifts can be mailed to: NEEDS, 8341 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. For pickup of donated items or to ask questions call (513) 891-0850 (NEEDS).

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

All outreach ministries continue throughout the summer, including plans for Ascension’s newest outreach, Refugee Resettlement. Healing Touch Ministry is offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call the church office at 7933288 for more information. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. On Aug. 18 and Sept. 8 Pastor Josh will lead the worship in a simplified manner. The service will include a children’s message, readings from “The Message, the Bible in Contemporary Language,” sermon, prayer and upbeat music complementing the message of the day. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

Bethel Baptist Temple

The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. AWANA returns Wednesday, Sept. 4. AWANA children’s Bible clubs are offered during the school year from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, for children ages 2 through high school. Each club meeting features council time, which includes flag ceremony, music and Bible lesson; handbook time, in which clubbers earn awards through memorization and handbook completion; and game time. Contact the church for information, or visit the AWANA page on Facebook: search for “Bethel Baptist AWANA.” A small group Bible study is offered Wednesday evenings at the church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School is 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221; bethelbaptisttemple.org.

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

Backpacks and divider tabs are still being collected for NEEDS. Bring donations to the church and deposit them in the school supplies box. Middlers end-of-summer picnic will be at the Ostendorfs’ home at 5 p.m. Aug. 17. The church service day at Matthew: 25 Ministries is 9-11 a.m. Aug. 17. Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th-grade); these classes are taught after the children’s sermon in the worship service. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Sunday sermons are recorded and available at www.bapc.net. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153; www.bapc.net.

Julie, a graduate of Sycamore High School and the University of Florida, is currently employed by Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg, FL. as a Software Engineer. Matt, a graduate of New Trier High School and the University of Kentucky, is a Licensed Customs Broker and Import/Compliance Manager with Panalpina in Tampa, FL. Their wedding is planned for March 2014 in St Petersburg, FL

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Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Disciple Bible Study registration is available for the 2013-2014 year. Call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.

Community Lighthouse Church of God

Sunday Services are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township; 984-5044.

Hartzell United Methodist Church

The Vendor and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept . 7, in the church fellowship hall. The event is sponsored by the youth group. Spaces are available, contact Kelli Coffey at 891-8527. Cost is $30 for a space and table. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. Young at Hartz is a group for the over-55 crowd, and is open to anyone who would like to join. The group has monthly outings or lunch and a movie at the church. A trip to Findlay Market is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. For more information, contact Sue Wat ts at 891-8527. The Way, The Truth & The Life Seekers small group meets almost every Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dessert and drinks, usually in Fellowship Hall. “A Disciples’ Path” by James A. Harnish is the current six-week study that satisfies a “Divine Discontent” that resides in all of us, regardless of religious background. Contact David or Melissa Dennis to be sure they are meeting on any given Sunday

at 984-6395. Thank You to the community for its support and attendance of 2012 Hartzell United Methodist Church presents “Glory of the King!” To become a part of this new tradition, like the church on Facebook and follow details of the upcoming December production. Plan to attend church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 to see plans, storyline and set mock up for this year. For more information, contact Zach Riggins at gripmeister2001@yahoo.com. Pastor Will is offering a membership class from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Lunch will be served. To attend, call 891-8527. Worship for Sunsays, Aug. 11, 18 and 25: 9 a.m., adult bible study, coffee and chat and first service. 10:30 a.m., second service and camp kids. Come meet new senior pastor, Will Leasure and his family. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 8918527.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Service times are 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. St. Barnabas Choir rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. There is no requirement other than a willing heart and a desire to serve. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir rehearses after the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Children in second-grade and older are invited to come and sing. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The Order of St. Luke, Hands of Hope chapter, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the library. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Fellowship/Religious Study Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. The group is discussing “Desire of the Everlasting Hills” by Thomas Cahill. Ladies Bridge meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact the church office for further information. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401.

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UC Blue Ash honors distinguished alumni, faculty, staff The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is announcing the winners of the 2013 Distinguished Awards. The UC Blue Ash College Distinguished Awards Ceremony, which has become an anticipated annual tradition, was April 12 on the UC Blue Ash campus. The awards recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of the college’s leading alumni, faculty and staff.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Julie Harrison Calvert (Anderson Township) After helping revive the student government organization at UC Blue Ash, Calvert went on to earn bachelor’s degrees in english and journalism. After starting her career as a newspaper reporter she moved into public relations and today serves as the vice president of communications and strategic development for the Cincinnati USA Convention &

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Outstanding Faculty Service Award

Professor Debbie Page (Loveland) Professor Page is the chair of the foreign languages department and serves on multiple committees at UC Blue Ash, as well as the Faculty Senate and All-University Faculty Parliamentarian for UC. She helps local high schools with the development of foreign language programs and travels with city of Blue Ash leaders to serve as the official interpreter when they visit their sister city of Ilmeneau, Germany.

gether the three key aspects of academic work – teaching, research and service – to inspire her students and broaden their horizons. Pettit has also authored or edited five books, countless articles on literary criticism, and countless poems, songs and book reviews.

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Dr. Cady Short-Thompson emphasizes a point while sharing some of Loveland resident Debbie Page's accomplishments. THANKS TO PETER J. BENDER

Exemplary Scholarship Award Dr. Cenalo Vaz (Blue Ash) Vaz, a professor of Physics at UC Blue Ash, is considered a world-renowned expert in the field of gravitational collapse and black hole radiation. He has presented his research at international conferences in India, Japan, Germany, and the U.S. Vaz has also written three full-length texts on “Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics” for the upper graduate/graduate level.

Innovative Teaching Award

Sonja Andrus (Sharonville), Ruth Benander (Blue Ash), Bob Murdock (Maineville), Kev-

in Oberlin (Westwood) and Brenda Refaei (Blue Ash) This team of professors from the English department is leading a project that serves nearly every student at UC Blue Ash. They have collaborated to replace paper portfolios with ePortfolios as the preferred method of assessment in English Composition. The professors are helping to ensure the project is successful by experimenting with different student support strategies.

Distinguished Teaching Award

Rhonda Pettit (Erlanger) This English professor exhibits a true student-centered focus that seamlessly brings to-

Daphne Percy (Mount Airy) Since becoming an adjunct professor in behavioral sciences in the fall of 2011, Percy has quickly earned the respect of her students and colleagues. Her skills are reflected in comments from students who note that her projects always encourage engagement and her colleagues are impressed with her service and dedication.

Staff Distinguished Service Award

Dale Hofstetter (Eastgate) As the interim director of IT at UC Blue Ash, Dale works with every department on campus. His support from faculty and staff for this award speaks to the positive impression he consistently makes. Recent key projects that Hofstetter has led include the campuswide email conversion to Outlook, the reconfiguration of the college’s wireless network, and the installation of smart boards in the classroom.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Rhoads promoted at First Transit

First Transit a leading provider in transit management and contracting services, has named Montgomery resident Christine Rhoads senior manager of employee engagement and Rhoads retention. In this role, Rhoads will work to create a more positive and supportive employee lifecycle environment and will be responsible for developing and coordinating a plan for on-boarding at First Transit locations across the

U.S. She will also manage the implementation of HR technology solutions and develop a Management in Training Program through relationships with select colleges and universities that offer transportation related degrees. Rhoads joined First Transit in 2008 and was most recently the recruiting manager for First Transit and First Vehicle Services.

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Pauls named associate editor for Journal of Sexual Medicine

Twin Lakes resident Ed Thomas, left, shares stories of his time in the Army and his participation in the Battle of the Bulge with Mars Hill Academy sixth-graders. THANKS TO SHARON MENKE

History comes alive for Mars Hill students

Sonja Stratman, a Holocaust historian, shares stories of her youth growing up in Nuremberg, Germany, and unknowingly became part of the Hitler Youth. THANKS TO SHARON MENKE

awards for work with international and national women’s health organizations. As director of research for the Division of Urogynecology at TriHealth, Pauls is mentor for more than 30 original research studies. She was a recipient of the ACOG Mentor of the Year and the West Chester Woman of Excellence awards for 2012. In addition to her practice and teaching roles for TriHealth’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency and Fellow-

ship Programs, Pauls is co-director of the Women’s Center for Specialized Care at Good Samaritan Hospital. She is a consultant for corporations involved in interventions for pelvic organ prolapse and sexual function, and volunteers for several national organizations, including the American Urogynecologic Society’s Education Committee. Cincinnati Urogynecology Associates specializes in patient care, education of Fellows, research and philanthropy.

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POLICE REPORTS BLUE ASH Arrests/citations Bassem N. Abusway, 33, 9935 Forest Glen Drive, aggravated burlgary (physical harm), sssault (knowingly harm), assault (knowingly harm) at 4870 Hunt Road apartment 202, Aug. 3. Joseph Elmer Fliehman Jr., 39, 708 Neave St., criminal trespassing, possessing drug abuse instruments, petty theft at 4100 Hunt Road, July 31. James Edward Trent III, 33, 648 Arlington Ave., criminal trespass, petty theft at 4100 Hunt Road, Aug. 1. Ray Marquise Isham, 18, 2667 W. North Bend Road Apartment 1019, petty theft at 5001 Cornell Road, Aug. 1. Jason D. Earls, 28, 12 E. Voorhees St., petty theft at 4100 Hunt Road, Aug. 3. Damon L. Weathington, 24, 21720 Vine St., possession or use of a controlled substance at 4630 Creek Road, July 30.

Incidents/investigations

Burglary A woman said someone took a 22-inch Polaroid flat-screen television, value $170; a 22-inch Sceptre flat-screen television, vaue $200; an xBox 360, value $200, and Xbox games, value $90 at 4480 Hunt Road, Aug. 1. Forgery At 4811 Cooper Road, Aug. 2. Grand theft A man said someone took air conditioning units, value $30,000, from Radiant Laser Hair Removal at 11138 Kenwood Road, July 3. Petty theft Someone took shampoo, conditioner and lotion, value $50, from Kmart at 4150 Hunt Road, Aug. 5. Someone took $50 from Taco Bell at 9270 Plainfield Road, Aug. 1. Someone pumped $48.10 worth of gasoline without paying at United Dairy Farmers at 9470 Kenwood Road, Aug. 1. Theft At 10665 Techwoods Circle, Aug. 2.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573 » Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 Theft of drugs A woman said someone took $10; compact discs, value $450; an MP3 player, value $40; sunglasses, value $10; compact discs, value $450; an MP3 player, value $40, and Oxycodone, value $1, from Blue Ash YMCA at 5000 YMCA Drive, Aug. 5.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Monica Amison, 22, 500 Orient, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 16.

Iesha Williams, 22, 932 Byrd Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 11.

July 17. Felonious assault Reported at First Ave., July 11. Misuse of credit card Reported at 8980 Plainfield, July 18. Rape Reported at Plainfield, July 15. Theft Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 7100 Dearwester Drive, July 18. Lawnmower of unknown value removed at 8284 Blue Ash, July 17. Vehicle removed at 7300 Dearwester, July 15.

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Assault Reported struck at 4454 Crystal, July 18. Breaking and entering Reported at 7814 Concord Hills, July 15. Garage entered at 7910 Keller Road, July 15. Criminal damaging Emergency brake cable damaged at 8599 Donegal Drive,

Arrests/citations Martin Hernandez, 33, 200 Mount Vernon, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 8. Maria Hernandez, 31, 200 Mount Vernon, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 8. Natasha Wilson, 31, 3614 Ramey Lane, drug abuse instruments at Loveland Madeira, July 8. Jack Pflum, 19, 4775 Highland

Oaks Drive, obstructing official business at 6201 Kellogg, July 12. Hilary Williams, 34, 1645 W. Main Street, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 15. Jacqui Williams, 18, 12117 Mason Way, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 15.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Garage entered and debit card removed at 11823 Vaulk Valley Lane, July 17. Reported at 11748 Gable Glen, July 16. Domestic violence Female victim reported at Union Cemetery Road, July 13. Theft $58 in gas not paid at 9420 Loveland Madeira, July 13. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 12184 Mason Road, July 10. Business entered and property valued at $1,724 removed at 9570 Fields Ertel, July 15. $20 in currency removed at 17184 Mason Road, July 14.

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9843 Chimney Sweep Lane: Cundall, Richard R. IV to Mills, Stephen A. & Alice L.; $378,000. 10875 Indeco Drive: Indeco Associates Ltd. to St. Joseph Infant and Maternity Home; $500,000. 10002 Kenwood Road: Hutson, John & Angela to Federal National Mortgage Association; $105,000. 4913 Prospect Ave.: Smith, Dwight E. & Diane M. to Herbert, Merry A.; $126,000. 11161 Woodlands Way: Morris, Wendell H. & Lynn S. to Rode, Stephen A. & Rebecca L.; $610,000. 6000 Belleview Ave.: Cunningham, Violet to Jones, Thomas M.; $185,000. 5274 Brasher Ave.: Bixler, Dustin J. to Stockton, Lori D. & Nicklas O.; $196,000. 11151 Jardin Place: Castor, Dennis B. Tr. & Loreen C. Cecil Tr. to

Keyser, John H. II & Elena D.; $227,000. 9370 Lansford Drive: Cohen, Dovber & Ziporah I. to Chepelev, Iouri M.; $293,000. 9604 Monroe Ave.: Fifth Third Bank to Sylvester, Steve; $70,000. 9415 Plainfield Road: Brandenburg Development Co LLC to Schuermann Properties LLC; $88,000.

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8764 Arcturus Drive: De Chesneau, Sara Bercebal Tr. to Oleary, Richard Andrew; $569,000. 9713 Bunker Hill Lane: Alex One LLC to Prather, Jill; $125,000. 8582 Chaucer Place: Allgood, Lisa Tr. to Lawlor, Brian G. & Tami; $975,000. 10621 Convo Court: Winterfeldt, Myra K. Tr. & Edwin E. Tr. to Duffey, Robert J. Jr. & Molly M.; $299,900. 13067 Coopermeadow Lane:

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Grupp, William M. to Bott, Michael C. & Courtney M.; $410,000. 9904 Knollwind Drive: Stuebing, Gary J. & Stephanie A. to Knollwind LLC; $387,500. 10555 Montgomery Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Elghayesh, Khalid & Michelle; $47,000. 10712 Old Pond Drive: Long, Cynthia M. to McCain, Ryan & Lauren; $342,000. 11035 Toddtee Lane: Rehabarama LLC to Zhang, Yuhang & Bei Yang; $365,000. Village Gate Lane: Vintage Club Associates Ltd. to Great Traditions Homes Lt; $138,000. 9945 Zig Zag Road: Stuart,

Alexander B. to Meenakshi, Sundaram Murali & Padmamalini Srinivasan; $294,000. 10634 Adventure Lane: Byrnes, Scott S. & Kristine M. to Toothman, Brett E.; $324,000. 7703 Cooper Road: Rapp, Bart E. Tr. & Donna E. Tr. to Pickens, Julie; $627,000. 10600 Orinda Drive: Forte, Robert A. & Donna R. to Palmer, Christian S.; $330,500. 8714 Tanagerwoods Drive: Breckenridge, Andrew & Suzanne E. Tufts to Cundall, Richard IV; $485,000.

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