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Thieves target mourners again

Purses taken from car at Hopewell By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

MONTGOMERY — Once again, a thief or thieves have targeted mourners in a Montgomery cemetery. Two women reported their purses stolen while paying respects shortly before noon July

13 at Hopewell Cemetery on Montgomery Road – across the street from the Montgomery police station. Inside one of the purses were interlocking gold wedding and engagement rings with a onecarat diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds and worth a total of $20,000, Montgomery Police Officer Tom Wagner said in a police report. Wagner said the women parked their car at the cemetery

and, “walked approximately 30 feet down an aisle to visit the grave of a family member.” “They were there for less than 10 minutes,” Wagner said. “When they returned to their car, they observed the rear driver side door was ajar and both of their purses were missing from the vehicle.” It’s the third time in less than three months that thefts have been reported in a Montgomery cemetery while mourners were

at gravesites. During daylight hours on April 25 and again on May 25 a total of three women reported their purses were stolen from vehicles parked at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery on Montgomery Road. “At this time we do not have anything to report on the thefts from Gate of Heaven,” Montgomery police Lt. Jerry Beitman said. “We thought that we had a

lead, but as it turns out the theft did not occur at Gate of Heaven as originally reported. “As to the theft from Hopewell Cemetery being related to the other thefts, we have nothing that points that way, but it could be a possibility,” Beitman said. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Montgomery.

Boy Scout Troop 617 was recognized by the Symmes Township Board of Trustees for its involvement in township events and activities. THANKS TO BRIAN ELLIFF

Confusion clarified for debris pick up Storm debris schedule a concern People pack Blue Ash City Council chambers to give their opinion on re-doing the Blue Ash Airport park deal. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

New airport deal brings referendum threat COAST unhappy with process

Workers prepare to remove underground fuel tanks at the Blue Ash Airport, which is closing Aug. 29. JEANNE HOUCK/THE

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BLUE ASH — Representa-

tives of COAST (Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes) in Hamilton County say they will circulate referendum petitions challenging Blue Ash City Council’s decision to re-do a sales agreement buying 130 acres at the Blue Ash Airport from Cincinnati for a pub-

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lic park. Blue Ash City Council voted 6-to-1 Aug. 9 to rescind a $37.5 million sales agreement with Cincinnati signed in 2006 and amended in 2007, and then to approve a new agreement.

Blue Ash Mayor Mark Weber cast the only dissenting vote on the ordinance regarding the vacant park property off Glendale-Milford Road, which is next to the 98 acres of property on which Cincinnati has operated an airport it is closing Aug. 29. See COAST, Page A2

SERVING OTHERS CHCA’s Class of 2012 contributed more than 23,500 service hours to the community. See Schools, A4

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Storm debris and Symmes Township’s policy on its removal is leaving some residents confused. Trustee Ken Bryant said that after returning home from out of town, he found more than a dozen messages asking about the township removing fallen branches and other debris from storms that moved through the area recently. He added that some have called the township to ask about debris pickup, and were asked if they wanted to be added to a list. Bryant said that sometimes after that, nothing was picked up. Trustee Jodie Leis said she thought the township picked up storm debris only on special occasions, such as a major storm or tornado. She also said if the demand was high enough, sometimes the maintenance depart-

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COAST Continued from Page A1

“My decision on (the) airport park was premised on risk assessment,” Weber said. “I felt that the ordinance increased city’s exposure to legal and logistical problems from a number of sources. “I sincerely hope that I was wrong and that the calculated risk that council took last night will not adversely affect the construction of the airport park,” Weber said. The new agreement gives Blue Ash a $250,000 credit on the deal and allows the city to take possession of the 130 acres of land no later than Aug. 31. Some opponents call it an ill-disguised move to help Cincinnati use airport funds to finance a streetcar system. Voting for the new

agreement were Blue Ash Vice Mayor Lee Czerwonka and council members Tom Adamec, Rick Bryan, Robert Buckman Jr., Stephanie Stoller and James Sumner. “The main objective I had was that I wanted to get on with the park,” Stoller said. “I felt that by passing the ordinance we presented (Aug. 9) tonight, we would finally be able to start building the park that the residents wanted when they voted for the increase in the earnings tax (in 2006 for big projects). “It has been over five years since the actual purchase was made,” Stoller said. “Long enough!” Bryan said, “(Aug. 9) a COAST operative stated his intention clearly, ‘This is all about the streetcar.’ He may feel that way, but I believe it is really all about making the park Blue Ash residents voted for available.

“Passing the ordinance (Aug. 9) clears the final hurdles: It satisfies the Federal Aviation Administration’s need for process, Cincinnati gets their money from the sale and Blue Ash residents get use of their park land. “It would be a shame if our park was delayed because of a politically-motivated, frivolous lawsuit or other scheme launched by an outside party solely to hinder Cincinnati’s streetcar project,” Bryan said. Before Blue Ash City Council voted Aug. 9, speakers threatened to put the issue to a referendum vote in Blue Ash and to vote out Blue Ash City Council members who voted for the new agreement – both in November 2013. After Blue Ash City Council voted, Jeff Capell of Blue Ash, a member of COAST, said, “The battle to protect Blue Ash did not end tonight.

“We are already planning a referendum to allow Blue Ash citizens to decide this issue themselves. “Since council will not listen to their residents, we Blue Ash voters will have to take matters into our hands to protect our city from the bullying and threats of Cincinnati,” Capell said. Capell said earlier that, “the only reason we are debating whether to rescind the 2007 land purchase is because Cincinnati is upset they can’t spend the money on their streetcar due to Federal Aviation Administration regulations. “They are bullying and threatening Blue Ash with frivolous legal action to convince them to undo a final deal, so that that Cincinnati can turn around and sell the property in a manner that lets them spend the money on the streetcar.”

Capell said undoing the sales agreement puts Blue Ash’s ownership of the land slated for the park in unnecessary jeopardy because it leaves the city open to Cincinnati backing off the deal. “I am very proud of the numerous Blue Ash citizens and business owners who packed city hall to tell council to stand up for Blue Ash against the bullying and frivolous legal threats from Cincinnati,” Capell said. “We spoke with a clear voice that we wanted Blue Ash to protect their airport property purchase and keep us out of Cincinnati’s streetcar. “Unfortunately, Blue Ash City Council listens to (Cincinnati Mayor) Mark Mallory long before they listen to their own citizens.” Stoller saw things differently. “It seems that a large percentage of the audi-

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ence was unhappy with Cincinnati and also a huge percentage of the audience was against the streetcar that Cincinnati plans to build,” Stoller said. “They were trying to do anything that would stop the building of the streetcar. “I believe that they forgot that the ‘streetcar’ did win two elections by the citizens of Cincinnati in the last three years,” Stoller said. “Blue Ash should not be telling Cincinnati how to spend its money any more than we would want Cincinnati telling us how to spend our money.”

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BLUE ASH — After its recent response to devastation in Colorado and West Virginia, Matthew 25: Ministries is working on helping people closer to home via the “Fighting Hunger 5K.” The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and will start at Matthew 25’s offices at 11060 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. To register or for more information, visit http://hunger5k.kintera.org/ .

BAMSO hosts Labor Day concert

BLUE ASH — The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 25th anniversary Monday, Sept. 3, with a special concert featuring performances from ocal physicians Manisha Patel and Dirk Wonnell. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sycamore Junior High School auditorium at 5757 Cooper Road .


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Property purchase presents park options By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

A new entrance or more landscaping could be in the future for a Sycamore Township park. The township’s Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 8705 Tudor Court for about $45,000, a property that abuts the township’s Bechtold Park, 4313 Sycamore Road. Using tax increment financing, or TIF, funds that can only be used for redevelopment, infra-

structure and community improvement projects, once the purchase is settled, the township will pay well under its estimated value. Built in1922, the property and house is valued at $71,200, according to the Hamilton County Auditor’s website. The owner, listed as James M. Martin, died and the property was left to his son, who lives in Florida and needed to sell it, Administrator Bruce Raabe said.

Eventually the house will be knocked down, Raabe said, and the property could serve several uses. He said there are no specific plans for it now, but it could be used as another entrance to the park or create a wider berth between the neighborhood and the ball fields. “It would be nice if we have some breathing room by the ball field,” Raabe said. “ But there are no plans now, it’s still up in the air.”

Sycamore Township house at 8705 Tudor Court sits while an agreement is being finalized between the deceased owner's son and the township. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION Cincinnati Hills

First day back to school: Aug. 20 School hours: » SoaringStart Preschool (North Campus) 3-year-olds - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 4-year-olds a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 4-year olds a.m. - noon - 3 p.m. » Edyth B. Lindner Elementary School (North Campus) Half-day Kindergarten - 8:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Preparatory Kindergarten - 12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Full-day Kindergarten - Grade 4 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. » CHCA Middle School (North Campus) 7:55 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. » Martha S. Lindner High School (North Campus) 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. » Armleder School (Downtown Campus) SoaringStart Preschool - 8 a.m. 2:45 p.m. Kindergarten - Grade 8 - 7:50 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. (bus) or 2:55 p.m. (carpool) School office hours » SoaringStart Preschool (North Campus) Before school care - 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. After school care - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. » Edyth B. Lindner Elementary School (North Campus)

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. After school care - 3:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. » CHCA Middle School (North Campus) Doors open at 7:30 a.m. After school room - 3:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. » Martha S. Lindner High School (North Campus) Doors open at 7:30 a.m. » Armleder School (Downtown Campus) Doors open at 7 a.m. After school care - 2:50 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Principals and contact information » SoaringStart Preschool and Edyth B. Lindner Elementary School (North Campus) 513-247-0900 Principal - Sandy Breitholle Assistant principal - Shelia Tate » CHCA Middle School (North Campus): 513-247-0900 Principal - Kris Gilbert Assistant principal - Nancy Buckman » Martha S. Lindner High School (North Campus): 513-247-0900 Principal - Dean Nicholas Assistant principal - Dave Walker » Armleder School (Downtown Campus): 513-721-2422 Principal - Cammie Montgomery Executive assistant - Pamela Bailey

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Seniors give 23,500 hours of service

On June 3, the 104 members of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s Class of 2012 received their diplomas. In addition to the many hours spent in classrooms, the Class of 2012 also contributed more than 23,500 service hours to the community and took an average of three mission trips each. CHCA requires that each high school student complete 120 hours of community service and two mission trips to graduate, but as evidenced by this year’s graduates, many serve far more. Some of those who gave above and beyond include: » Lauren Zabbatino of Montgomery (more than 1,000 hours served); » Amanda Barry of Lawrenceburg, Cara Nwankwo of Mason and Meredith Stutz of Symmes Township (more than 600 hours each); » Adam McCollum of West Chester Township and Ben Stevens of West Chester Township (more than 500 hours each); » Tanner Kuremsky of Symmes Township, Mallory Massa of Sycamore Township, Elizabeth Ottenjohn of Montgomery

and Amanda Pritchard of Loveland (more than 400 hours each); » Katie Anderson of Liberty Township, Laura Atkins of Sycamore Township, Kate Bohanan of Symmes Township, Alexis Caruso of Maineville, Cyle Cucinotta of Symmes Township, Michelle Feeney of Loveland, Emily Greinwald of Loveland, Joe Heath of Maineville, Alexa Huffer of Loveland, Sarah Kelley of Green Township, Logan Lally of Lebanon, Elizabeth Lyle of Loveland, Michaela Owen of Loveland, Ellen Packer of Loveland, Bridget Simpson of Loveland, Zach Thomas of Mason and Tyler Vonderhaar of Symmes Township (more than 300 hours each); » Mackenzie Bergh of Mason, Matt Blankenship of Sycamore Township, Adrian Jeong of West Chester Township, Chris Joplin of West Chester Township, Will Meyer of West Chester Township, Grace Paschall of Pierce Township, Austin Skoglund of Symmes Township, Hannah Staub of Loveland, Ben Tedrick of Loveland, Josh Thiel of Liberty Township and Brit Waddle of Sharonville (more than 200 hours each).

These Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy graduates performed more than 500 hours of community service. From left: Amanda Barry of Lawrenceburg, Cara Nwankwo of Mason, Adam McCollum of West Chester Township, Ben Stevens of West Chester Township, Lauren Zabbatino of Montgomery and Meredith Stutz of Symmes Township. THANKS TO LIZ BRONSON

SYCAMORE JUNIOR HIGH END-OF-YEAR AWARDS Sycamore Junior High School end-ofyear awards:

Art

» Dedicated Artist Award – Seventhgrade, Allisha Faul, Aaron Charnay and Esther Pittinger; eighth-grade, Hannah Kast, Caleb Francis

Band

Stiles

Teacher attends 9/11 seminar Ursuline Social Studies teacher Kelly Stiles attended the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum in New York this summer, at a weeklong seminar entitled “9/11and American Memory.” Led by renowned historian David W. Blight of Yale University, seminar participants included K-12 teachers, library educators, and National Park Service interpreters, who were selected by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in a competitive process. Stiles, of Clifton, said, “The Gilder Lehrman Institute is a leading organization helping to improve history education in this country. I’ve used them as an amazing resource since I started teaching and it’s been a dream of mine to be accepted into one of their summer institutes. In many ways 9/11 is this generation’s Pearl Harbor and I’m very interested in explor-

ing how we deal with tragedy as a country and how we choose to remember. I found that my students actually knew very little about 9/11 because they were so young when it happened, but they were extremely interested in learning about it. “As a final project this year, my U.S. history students created websites about 9/11. I was astounded with the final products. The students were selfmotivated, engaged, and collaborative. Most importantly, it became personal. They could much more easily understand what it might have felt like to have lived during the Civil War or the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire or Pearl Harbor. I’m looking forward to learning more from experts in the field and finding different ways to create connections with my students. I also hope to be a resource for other teachers.”

» Outstanding Achievement in Japanese – Josephine Masset » Outstanding Achievement in Spanish – Hope Bundy » Outstanding Achievement in French – Haya Akbik » Outstanding Achievement in Chinese – Christopher Seger » Outstanding Achievement in Latin – Maya Sheth

» Outstanding Woodwind – Eighthgrade, Alexis Greenlea » Outstanding Brass – Eighth-grade, Courtney Koosman » Outstanding Percussion – Eighthgrade, Kris Pendleton » Most Improved Band Member – Eighth-grade, Emma Galyon » Director’s Award – Eighth-grade, Katherine Dunn » Outstanding Woodwind – Seventhgrade, Bruce Zou » Outstanding Brass – Seventh-grade, Mitch Radakovich » Outstanding Percussion – Seventhgrade, Esther Kim » Most Improved Band Member – Seventh-grade, Diego Palacios » Director’s Award – Seventh-grade, Isabelle Augustin

» Outstanding Upper String Player – Seventh-grade orchestra, Elton Tong » Outstanding Lower String Player – Seventh-grade orchestra, Jun Nishikawa » Most Improved – Seventh-grade orchestra, Peter McCutcheon » Outstanding Upper String Player – Eighth-grade orchestra, Emma Burge » Outstanding Lower String Player Eighth-grade orchestra, Mac McCann » Most Improved – Eighth-grade orchestra, Drew Woodside

Choir

Straight ‘A’ Award

» Outstanding Treble Tones Member – Eighth-grade, Alex Lucken » Outstanding Treble Tones Member – Seventh-grade, Tori Schaefer » Outstanding Chorale Member – Rachel Haupt, Michael Heyn » Outstanding Boy Choir Member – Kevin Kohmescher, Bradley Haupt » Outstanding Concert Choir Member – Seventh-grade, Samantha Rohr, Tyler Hess » Outstanding Concert Choir Member – Eighth-grade, Emma Steward, Mitch Singstock » Outstanding Sycamore Singing Company Member – Laura Lichtenstein, Alex Montchai

Geography

» National Geographic Geography Bee State Qualifier – Mitch Radakovich

Maple Dale garden grows During the school year, Maple Dale Elementary students started a hydroponicaeroponic tower garden. Students discussed soil-less gardening, reviewed the basic needs for a plant, measured water levels and pH, and created a graph to chart water evaporation and pH. "This is really cool and people are excited. It will be right in line with the several ‘green’ attributes of the new Maple Dale that is currently being built,” Princi-

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pal Ron Brooks said. “Students grew lettuce and herbs to create a salad at the end of the school year. With the ability to grow indoors, all growing times can be adjusted to fit the school year calendar as we continue to teach our students to ‘think green’ and ‘eat green’” District chief information officer Erika Daggette said, “This is the same science developed at Epcot Center in Florida and used in space. We are proud that it is now at Male Dale Elementary!”

Theater

» Theatre Performance Award – Isabella Gonzalez, Danielle Bresnahan, Max Poff, Alex Montchai

Orchestra

» Seventh-grade – Isabelle Augustin, Justin Banke, Nicholas Bigliano, Tara Boutelle, Bradley Bolotin, Elizabeth Carl, Morgan Comerford, Shiva Devarajan, Daniel Dong, James Fields, Margarita Francisco, Joshua Glauser, Kyle Green, Abigail Hallock, Zachary Hanus, Lena Harper, Megan Hart, Rebecca Holdren, Nao Iijima, Rujula Kapoor, Sydney Klein, Allie Kolthoff, Madelyn Lane, Kevin Lawson, Jin Tong Lin, John Manny, Erin McElroy, Tasia Meaders, Matthew Miller, Athulya Murali, Ayumi Nakajima, Jun Nishikawa, Gerardo Orellana, Joshua Peck, Mitch Radakovich, Joshua Rosen, Alana Saggar, Lauren Saggar, Kiley Schafer, Andrew Schneider, Madeleine Stuhlreyer, Varsha Suresh, Katherine Van Den Brink, Orchid Wang, Madeline Ward, Emily Wise, Bruce Zou » Eighth-grade – Alexandra Abele,

Hope Bundy, Paige Cassidy, Mandy Chan, Rohan D’Souza, Carolyn Fisher, Kevin Fitzgerald, Mary Fry, Cerys Hughes, Caroline Janssen, Hannah Kast, Leila Kazemi, Mark Kirkham, Katherine Knoechel, Grace Louis, Tyler Miller, Max Poff, Maggie Pustinger, Alexis Rile, Max Rosenberg, Keara Sonntag, Ted Vlady, Katherine Vorpe

Straight ‘A’ Award - 2 Years

Grace Anaple, Sam Bouajram, Matthew Brown, Shea Cronin, Katherine Dunn, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Cameron Foy, Caroline Gao, Alejandra Garcia, Martin Gonzalez, Jack Good, Melissa Goodman, Kevin Gunter, Meagan Haupt, Michael Herman, Sabrina Kaul, Serena Kaul, Paul Kellar, Rachit Kumar, Allyson Marth, Mackenzie McMullen, Jake Melser, Hannah Moskowitz, Sam Myers, Margo Nelis, Amanda Peck, Joshua Pelberg, Zoe Schlosser, Christopher Seger, Maya Sheth, Max Weiss, Priscilla Wu, Anna Zhou

Student Council

Maddie Driscoll, Elizabeth Rickert

Dedicated Friend Award Patricia Blood

STAND Achievement Award Gerald Cornett

Special awards

» Kristy Stauffer Memorial Award– Keara Sonntag » Karen Case-Becky White Award – Max Weiss, Allyson Marth » In appreciation for your dedicated and caring service to students – Patti Billhorn, Debbie Fisher, Susan Runion » Mikke Drerup Creative Writing Award – Emma Steward » “The Storyteller” – Runner-Up, Dani Bresnahan for “It’s Up to You;” Isabelle Augustin for “Oh, The things that he’s seen!”

Maple Dale Elementary School students work at their hydroponic/aeroponic garden. THANKS TO ERIKA DAGGETTE


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Editor: Melanie Laughman, mlaughman@communitypress.com, 513-248-7573

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FIRST PASS AT BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: PREVIEW 2012

TURNING GOALS INTO DREAMS

Boys aim to turn hard work into hardware By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich sspringer@communitypress.com ndudukovich@communitypress.com

Milford's Thomas Moore (left) and Moeller’s Trey Lonneman wait for the ball during the Eagles' 3-2 overtime sectional final win at Kings High School last October. Lonneman is one of Moeller’s most experienced returning veterans. FILE PHOTO

As mid-August arrives, the soccer squads in the Northeast Suburban Life coverage area are wrapping up preseason scrimmages and preparing for the start of another prep season. At Moeller, coach Randy Hurley is in his 25th year heading up the Crusaders and should achieve his 250th career win on the sidelines this season. The Crusaders were 10-6-2 (3-2-2 Greater Catholic League South) and have had four consecutive winning seasons. Their last league title was in 2010. Moeller is without last year’s GCL-South player of the year in Chris Nartker due to graduation and they return just three starters. Leading the returning players is senior midfielder Trey Lonneman, senior defenders Sam Ricobelli and Jacob Heucker and senior 6’5” goalkeeper Grady Beerck who was among the league defensive leaders last season while sharing time with

Senior goalkeeper Jake Ciricillo is one of just two returning starters for coach Scott Sievering’s Sycamore Aves. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

departed senior Tim Valentine. Hurley’s men take the field Aug. 21 at Lakota West. The first home game is Aug. 30 with McNicholas at the Faust Athletic Complex behind the school. The Sycamore Aviators finished third last season in the highly competitive Greater Miami Conference at 6-1-2. It’s coach Scott Sievering’s eighth

season with the Aves and each one has been a winning one (10-4-4 in 2012). Sievering has two returning starters in goalkeeper Jake Ciricillo and defender Jerrick Valentine. Both were GMC firstteam selections last year. Others to watch are senior forward Luke Bobst and sophomore midfielders Charlie Byers and Brennon Shanks. Byers most recently participated in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships with his U15 Cincinnati United Premier team. “We should be a very technical and fit team,” Sievering said by email. “Although we do not return many starters, we have a lot of depth this season and should be a very solid defensive team.” Sycamore starts the season with a home match against Elder Aug. 21. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy returns to action attempting to build off last season’s 8-9-1 record. The team is coached by George Stinson. The Eagles open the regular season at home against Yellow Springs Aug. 25. Indian Hill tied front-runner Madeira for the league and finished 11-5-2 (6-1 CHL) playing a demanding schedule under coach Bill Mees. Mees and Madeira’s Jon Unger shared CHL See BOYS, Page A7

FIRST PASS AT GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: PREVIEW 2012

NET TIME NEAR FOR NORTHEAST GIRLS By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich sspringer@communitypress.com ndudukovich@communitypress.com

The talented girls soccer teams of the Northeast Suburban Life coverage area begin games soon after months of hot and humid preparation. Indian Hill returns a 19-2 (7-0 CHL) team that won a league, sectional and district championship last season and suffered a double overtime loss in the regional finals. For her 2012 efforts, Lady Braves coach Amy Dunlap was named CHL coach of the year. She could reach 200 career wins with another 19 victories and she returns several key players from last fall, including seniors Liz Slattery, Taylor Jackson, Liz Dammeyer, Rachael Ballish, Mattie Meyer, Sara Lance and Katie Aicholz. Slattery was first-team allstate, the leading scorer in the CHL and has made a verbal commitment to Florida; Jackson has verballed to Miami University; Dammeyer was first-team all-league and has college interest; and Ballish has verballed to Belmont University. Supplementing the seniors is junior Paige Gloster, the secondleading scorer and sophomore Macy Miller who started every game as a freshman on defense. “In the past two seasons, we have scored 168 goals and we return most of our midfield and offensive players,” Dunlap said. “Scoring has been spread among several players. While continuing a history of strong defensive

Indian Hill's Liz Slattery prepares for action against Ross last Nov. 2 at Centerville. The Lady Braves nailed the 2-1 win in the DII tournament. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ursuline's Sarah Byrne, shown in a 2010 game, clears the ball with her head on a cross into the box during their game against Mount Notre Dame. FILE PHOTO units, we want to maintain our attacking mentality.” Dunlap pinpoints commitment to offseason work and some rising younger players for her 2012 optimism. The Lady Braves begin the campaign Aug. 21 at home against Summit Country Day. Off Cornell Road, coach Kendra Hornschmeier tries to improve on a 3-10-4 (2-5-2 Greater Miami Conference) season with the Sycamore Lady Aves. Sycamore returns six starters in Anna Bailes, Ashley Bonoitte, Nicole Brown, Abby Clark, Maddie Davies and Em-

ma Silverman. Junior Bonoitte made GMC first team in 2011, with senior Silverman making second team. “I like our drive to turn things around from last year,” Hornschmeier said by email. “I like the team chemistry and positive attitude.” Sycamore’s season starts Aug. 21 at Mount Notre Dame. In Blue Ash, Ursuline Academy won the GGCL Scarlet Division last fall with a 17-1-3 mark. With several talented players returning in 2012, the Lions could be poised to make another run at the league crown.

Head coach Colleen Dehring returns center midfielder Michele Christy, who has committed to the University of Tennessee, as well as defender Sarah Byrne, who has committed to the University of Dayton. Sarah Robertson, who is only a sophomore, should be a key offensive weapon and is already getting college looks, according to Dehring. Madi Kennard and Violet Goodwin will also return for their senior seasons. Goodwin led the GGCL Scarlet with 20 assists last season. The Lions open the season the season at Walnut Hills Aug. 18. The girls at the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy turned in solid 7-6-5 record last season and many individuals from the squad are set to return this fall,

which has head coach Abby Schumacher excited about her team’s chances. “Our team only graduated three seniors last season, which means this year will be almost the same roster. I’m looking forward to building on what this team achieved last season instead of starting over with a new group,” Schumacher said by email. “There is a great group of senors returning this season and their leadership will be key in a successful season.” Some of those key seniors include Allie Lehky, Anna Love, Heather Morrison and Jessica Holliday. The Lady Eagles kick off the new season at Batavia Aug. 21, and open their home schedule against New Richmond Aug. 25. Doug Conway’s Mount Notre Dame Cougars were 13-4-2 last season (2-2-1 Girls Greater Cincinnati League-Scarlet division) and are led by senior Rose Lavelle, a Wisconsin commit and first-team GGCL selection. Lavelle tied for third in the league last season in scoring with 18 goals and 41 points. Also back for Conway are seniors Nyssa Garrison and Samantha Shoemaker, both GGCL second team a year ago. Goalkeeper Shoemaker has committed to Notre Dame College (Ohio). In addition, the Cougars also tout sophomore goalie Samantha Leshnek, a National Pool player, and senior defenders Sarah Huster and Rian Boland, who are being recruited. MND begins Aug. 21 against Sycamore.


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CSA U18 soccer team among best in nation

BASEBALL AND BATTLING CANCER The Triple Crown Legends 15U baseball team has been busy playing lots of baseball and busy raising money to help families dealing with colon cancer.

By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

For the Cincinnati Soccer Alliance U18 Elite club, there couldn’t have been a more fitting way to end the season. The squad advanced to the U.S. Youth Soccer 2012 National Championships after dominating performances during the regional round, which were held June 23-27 in Michigan. “It’s incredibly fitting because the girls have worked so hard,” said Alex Rawlings, director of coaching, Alex Rawlings. “Generally they’ve been together since U10 or U11. It’s a great finale for not just great soccer players, but good individuals.” Rawlings believes the national tournament was a goal for his team since the first day of practice, when Ellie Tillar, a recent Turpin High School graduate and Eastern Kentucky University commit, asked her coach for the tournament date. “This was in November, and I said, Ellie, do you really want an answer to that, and she said, ‘Oh yeah, we’re going,’” Rawlings said. “I think they had it in their mind the whole time. They had it on the schedule before I did.” The CSA roster is stockpiled with talent. Rawlings said 29 girls spread out between the club’s two 18and-under teams will play college soccer. Milford High School alumnus Morgan Wolcott (Ohio State) and Sydney

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coach of the year honors. The Braves return first-teamer Kevin Boone, second-team picks Will Jaroszewicz and Alec Taylor

The Triple Crown Legends 15U baseball team raises nearly $1,000 to help families dealing with colon cancer, with a carwash for the Colon Cancer Alliance. After the car wash, the team shaved their heads in support of a team family dealing with colon cancer. The event was conducted with help from Village Quik Lube in Newtown and support from Snowie's Shaved Ice and local drivers. Kneeling, from left, are Ethan Beck, Carter Hounshell, Bobby Diana, Josh Reynolds, Mike Diana and Joe Crago; Standing, from left, are Zak Dunaway, Zach Heming, Coach Bill Heming, Alec Holste, Pat Fetch, Jake Martin and Zack Bernard THANKS TO JANICE CRAGO

The Cincinnati Soccer Alliance U18 Elite squad advanced to nationals after cruising through June’s regional tournament in Saginaw Township, Mich. THANKS TO ALEX RAWLINGS Lovelace (Indiana State) of Franklin, Ohio, helped propel the club through regionals by scoring four goals a piece. “The strength of this team is that offense. You could have four or five different girls attack,” Rawlings said. “Sydney plays outside, and she can attack with speed and she has a nose for the goal, and Morgan can play with her back to the goal and she can beat you one on one.” CSA offense suffered a blow before nationals when Wolcott went down with a knee injury. She didn’t play at nationals, according to Rawlings. Other scorers who helped CSA find the back of the net this season include Laura Rose (Walnut Hills),

Holly Harris (Batavia) and McKenzie Hamilton (Fenwick). The trio scored two goals a piece as CSA netted 15 team goals its five games at regionals. For as good as the team’s offense was this season, the defense was equally impressive. With Selby Smith (Fenwick) and Ashley Long (Turpin) defending and Natalie Smith (St. Ursula) tending goal, the defense allowed just three scores during regionals. Qualifying for nationals gave this team a vibe of vindication. In its time together, the club won state cups as 15 and 16 year olds, but missed out in 2011 because of injuries. Nationals didn’t go the way CSA would’ve

liked, as the club lost its first two matches, but the team will go down as one of the top four teams in the nation. This group of U18 players heads to college with a decorated tenure, having won three total state cups and four MRL Premier Championships. Others on the team include: Madison Bunnell (Milford), Meghan Cook (Milford), Zoe Curry (Ursuline Academy), Megan Dalton (Anderson), Kiersten Johnson (Hamilton), Sydney Loesing (Anderson), Lauren Mathews (Badin), Jordan Mcgee (Landmark), Hannah Moloney (Loveland), Holly Sparks (Fairfield), Kylie Sumner (CNE), Katelyn Vail, Ellen West (Landmark).

and honorable mention Tyler Kirk, all seniors. Junior honorable mention David Robinett is also back. Boone had six goals and three assists while playing both the forward and defender spots. Indian Hill opens up

with an always tough Dayton Carroll team Aug. 25. In Indian Hill, the Cincinnati Country Day squad will attempt to build off a stellar season last fall. The Indians went 11-5-2 under head coach Greg Hirschauer and played in

the Division III sectional finals, where they fell to Madeira. The Indians kick off the season at home against Miami Valley School Aug. 20 and then travel north to play an always tough Springfield Catholic Central squad Aug. 22.

Triple Crown Legends take home tournament champion trophies from the Kings Midsummer Classic June 22-24 in West Chester. From left are: Front, Zak Dunaway, Joe Crago, Mike Diana, Alec Holste, Carter Hounshell and Jackson Long; back, Coach Barry Martin, Jake Martin, Pat Fetch, Zach Heming, Ethan Beck, Josh Reynolds. Not pictured: Cody Coffey and Zack Bernard THANKS TO JANICE CRAGO

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — The saying goes “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That is exactly what the Crew Juniors U19 soccer team did when it defeated Georgia’s Gwinnett Soccer Association Phoenix 2-1, July 28 to win the U.S. Youth Soccer National Title in Rock Hill, SC. Just one day earlier, GSA Phoenix knocked off the Crew 2-1 in the final game of the preliminary round. “We’re excited. I know it sounds cliché, but you just can’t put it into words,” Crew Juniors Coach Brian Bliss told usyouthsoccer.org. “These guys put a lot of work in during the summer. They were committed

all year, and were able to come here and closed this out. Our club’s very excited because we create the platform for the players but they create the environment and they challenge each other. They were good today.” The Crew found themselves down 1-0 after a GSA Phoenix goal in the 36th minute after a poor clearance by goalkeeper Jeffrey Gal. It didn’t take long for them to knot the game at one, as Jordan Tyler netted a goal in the 55th minute. The Crew scored the eventual game-winner in the 66th minute on a one-timer from 25 yards out by William Trapp. Just 48 hours earlier, Trapp was competing for the U20 U.S. National Team at the Milk Cup in Ireland. He landed in South Carolina the morning of the championship game. It is the second James P. McGuire Cup for the team in three years after winning the title in 2010.

Batavia graduates Matt and William Walker, who each scored goals in the tournament, were named to the tournament best XI, recognizing their stellar play throughout the tournament. Matt’s goal came five minutes into the second half of the Crew’s second preliminary match against Empire United out of New York to tie the contest at one. In the 85th minute, Cole DeNormandie out of the University of Cincinnati netted the game-winner as the Crew moved to 2-0 in preliminary play. William’s goal came one day later in the 16th minute to give the Crew a brief 1-0 lead over GSA Phoenix before Phoenix came back to give the Crew its lone loss in the tournament. Two Sycamore graduates, Matt Hill (Xavier University) and Max Riehemann (Davidson College), didn’t notch goals in the tournament but played key roles off the bench .

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Editor: Dick Maloney, rmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134

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Council decision protects Blue Ash

Recognizing the great benefit of a world-class park and Blue Ash’s long track record as responsible stewards of taxpayers’ money, voters resoundingly passed Issue 15 in 2006. That paved the way for the city to build a 130-acre park. Last week, Blue Ash City Council approved legislation that keeps the city on track Lee to begin park Czerwonka COMMUNITY PRESS development GUEST COLUMNIST this fall and protects the City financially. Cincinnati plans to use the proceeds from the sale in a variety of ways. However, the Federal Aviation Administration informed Cincinnati that the money

must be used for aviation because the airport is still open. A lengthy court battle between Cincinnati and the FAA could hold the land hostage for years. Blue Ash would likely be drawn into the litigation at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Blue Ash has purchased the property, but Cincinnati still has possession. Facing a multi-year delay and gigantic legal bills, Council acted to prevent the inevitable delay and to avoid expensive litigation. A new purchase agreement that satisfies FAA requirements calls for Blue Ash to briefly return the land to Cincinnati and to repurchase the property for the same price, with no change in any terms of the deal. Matching legislation passed by Cincinnati requires it to take back the land and then to resell the property to Blue Ash for the same price and grants

Time for sense in the gun debate A Sikh temple in Wisconsin, a crowded movie theater in Colorado, a school in the same state, an Amish community in Pennsylvania, Virginia Tech and the list goes on. Each time we hear the NRA shout down the voice of reason and common sense in support of an agenda that allows free access to assault weapons and shotguns designed to down helicopters. I for one am tired of this nonsense. If you want to interpret the constitution, written in the 18th century, to mean that every lunatic who wants to make a point can own weapons our Founding Fathers could not even dram Bruce Healey of, fine. Count me out. COMMUNITY I think they PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST were good, honest men who wanted to protect our freedoms, and were in favor of an armed people’s militia, which is essentially our National Guard. If you serve our country as a member of the National Guard, and are trained to use guns, I say you can have one, just like the framers of the Constitution intended. This is already the case in Switzerland for example, and it makes sense. If you are a psychotic person never exposed to any gun training, you should not be allowed to buy a gun. Period. Who in their right mind could possibly disagree with that statement? The NRA for one, and of course, the sick people who get their jollies by killing us. Which kind of puts them in same camp, wouldn’t you think? I have heard the arguments that people need guns to protect themselves. Really? When was the last time someone burst into a home in your part of leafy suburbia and threatened your family? Even when it does happen, how many times do make a difference for the victim?

When guns are involved what percentage ends with the victim’s death? How many times have guns accidentally killed children while waiting for the statistically impossible chance to “defend” them? Our dear Ohio governor recently signed into law a piece of legislation allowing concealed carry in bars. Now there is a good mix: alcohol and firearms. One person has defended this by saying “If someone comes into a bar and holds it up I want a chance to defend myself.” Firstly, when was the last time you were in a bar that was held up? Secondly, I do not want to be in a bar when some person who has been drinking decides to “defend” himself or the bar, and starts letting lead fly. Take the money. No one’s life is worth as little as gold. It always strikes me as ironic that many of the same people that defend the NRA and gun rights are the same ones who defend the unborn against abortion, and define themselves as conservative Christians. You can’t reconcile your right to own a gun with the purpose of killing someone with “Thou shalt not kill.”The bible does not say “Thou shalt not kill (except in the case of self-defense, home invasion and standing your ground).” I doubt Jesus would have killed to get his message across. So let’s stop the madness. There are many ways to reconcile the Constitution with reality. Serve your country and gain the right to bear arms for protection of yourself or the Constitution. If people want to hunt, let them buy the appropriate weapons for that after a course and a background check. Let’s act now. The next victim of this insanity might well be you or your someone you love, because right now, no one is safe, as events have shown in vivid red. Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.

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Blue Ash a $250,000 credit. Between a rock and a hard place, Blue Ash Council voted to take a responsible step that lessens the risk to become collateral damage in a fight between Cincinnati and the FAA. A political group now wants to damage Blue Ash in order to stop Cincinnati’s streetcar plan. The vast majority of this group are not from Blue Ash and do not care about what is best for our community. Their only desire is to stop Cincinnati from building its streetcar, regardless of the damage done to Blue Ash. While the legislation is not subject to referendum per the city’s charter, Blue Ash residents will likely be approached to sign a petition to support a ballot issue to overturn Council’s action preserving the rights to the property and protecting taxpayers’ money. The petitioners are doing this out

of anger at Cincinnati. They want to put Blue Ash at financial risk and hold up the park’s development in an effort to stop the streetcar line, no matter the harm to Blue Ash. Hopefully, Blue Ash residents will consider what is best for Blue Ash and not engage in this activity. Blue Ash is still moving forward with its plan to soon begin development of the new park. The city has selected an architect for the park and next plans to award engineering and construction bids. Rudimentary trails which will allow access to the property could open as early as this fall. That is, unless a third party political group gains traction and attempts to delay the project. Lee Czerwonka is vice mayor of Blue Ash.

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CH@TROOM Aug. 1 question Do you agree with Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s public support of traditional marriage and the “biblical definition” of families, or with government officials in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities who want to block the restaurant from opening new restaurants because of the company’s public stance? Why?

“You bet your sweet bippy I agree with Dan Cathy. Why? The last last time I checked we still had free speech in this country. If you don’t like what Cathy has to say you don’t have to eat at his stores. If you don’t like the organizations that Cathy supports with his profits then don’t eat at his store. We all have a choice to put our money into the businesses that matter to us. Threatening to kick a business out of your city because you don’t like what the CEO says and believes is no better than what Hitler did to Jewish businesses in Nazi Germany. “Telling someone that their corporation is evil and hateful just because the CEO made remarks that the politically correct left disagrees with is nothing more than a transparent and reckless ad hominem attack and the beginning of a thought-police run state (i.e. communism). I believe the mask has come off for the left. They preach tolerance, diversity and love, but have shown they are the least tolerant, diverse or loving. Give me a break. Our national media has never portrayed traditional marriage and family supporters in a positive light while continuing to glorify and sanctify homosexuality and gay marriage. If you listen to the mainstream news can you even have a fair or accurate picture of these two sides? “In spite of the deception in the media more than half of the states in the United States have laws to protect traditional marriage which were supported by the majority of their populations. Is more than half of the United States bigoted and hateful? Be honest with yourself. “Benjamin Franklin placed great faith in the American people to do what is right. Based on what happened Aug. 1 at Chickfil-A I think the American people got it right and have drawn a line in the sand to say we are tired of being bullied on this issue and we will stand up and support those who support traditional mar-

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Aug. 8 question Would you vote for an atheist for president? Why or why not?

“I am a firm believer that the religious label or alleged practice of a religion does not define a person. Despite the stigma that atheists are hateful and cynical, the most loving woman I know is an atheist. Despite Bible verses that promote love and caring (’You must love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these’), the most hateful people I know happen to be Christians. It is the content of a person's character that makes him or her a good candidate for the presidency, not what they say they believe. An atheist can have an strong if not more active conscience than a Christian – perhaps in environmental affairs or foreign affairs. I don't think Americans can make a vast generalization or judgment of the morals for either group ... I think we have to acquaint ourselves with the person, not the religious affiliation, in order to become an informed voter.” L.S. “Sure, why not? After all, religion does not define a person, they define themselves in their actions. Also, atheists do not lack morals. If humans need the fear of eternal punishment from a god to do good, doesn't that make us a sorry lot? There are bad atheists (Stalin, for example), bad Christians (the guy who recently shot up the Sikh temple for example), bad Muslims (Osama bin Laden), etc. There are also plenty of good people in all religious categories. “Far more of the founding fathers were atheists and deists than were Christians. And besides, atheist presidents haven't crashed the economy, destroyed the housing market, etc ... “We have no reason to believe

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an atheist president would act differently than christian presidents have. After all, we're all just people, aren't we?” J.S. “I would vote for an ‘agnostic,’ but not an atheist. My reason is that I am pretty convinced that human beings cannot scientifically prove or disprove the existence of God. I am betting that he is real, but I don’t know for certain. As I understand ‘atheism’ it is a firm belief that there is no God. If a person can come to this conclusion without proof, that doesn’t inspire me to have confidence in him or her.” Bill B. “Why not? There is supposed to be separation of church and state. The president is not supposed to be making decisions based on religious beliefs. “From the standpoint of a Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu or Jew, a Christian is an atheist because he or she believes in a different religion. Religion should have no part in the election or in the way the president governs.” F.S.D. “Heck yes! One last thing they’ll be beholding to. Religion has no place in politics, only ethics. “I have known many moral, ethical people in my life, some with religious beliefs and some with none. As long as they don’t proselytize, all beliefs are theirs and need not be shared.” J.Z. “No, I wouldn’t vote for an avowed atheist for president or any other elected office. I don’t expect my political leaders to share my religious faith, but I do expect them to have a moral compass that transcends and surpasses human wisdom. Such a moral foundation can only be rooted in a basic understanding and belief that there is a power in the universe greater than ourselves, to whom we will one day be held accountable. “A person whose morality is rooted no deeper than the shifting sands of human wisdom is a person too easily swayed by popular opinion or political convenience. My vote goes to someone who can say, ‘There is a God, and I’m not him.’” R.W.J.

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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Under sweltering heat and humidity, the Sycamore High School United Singers of the Aves perform on the Fountain Square stage, July 7. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

World-wind performances Undoubtedly the premier event of the summer of 2012 has been the two-week long World Choir Games staged throughout Cincinnati. Nearly 400 choirs travelled from near and far to participate and compete in this world-class event. Countries represented included China, South Africa, Denmark, New Zealand, Canada, Indonesia, Austria, Venezuela, Russia and of course the United States, just to name a few.

Sycamore High School was part of this grand celebration as well. For months choral director Kenneth Holdt prepared the 100-plus member Sycamore High School United Singers of the Aves and had them ready for their days in the sun. Here are a few scenes from three concerts: at the high school, June 29; at Fountain Square, July 7, and at the Duke Energy Convention Center, also July 7.

At the June 29 preview concert staged at the high school, the choir is about to perform "Shenandoah," with an accompaniment of bells played by the Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project.

Sycamore High School choral director Kenneth Holdt acknowledges the choir's performance to a large and appreciative Fountain Square crowd. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE

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This joyful, high energy selection was called "Balleilakka." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Members of the Sycamore High School United Singers of the Aves gather around guitar playing Jackson Hughes as they attempt to keep cool prior to performing on Fountain Square July 7. The temperature was approaching a record 104 degrees for the day. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Recent graduate Shaina Bahler and the Sycamore High School United Singers of the Aves perform "Balleilakka" on Fountain Square stage July 7 as part of the World Choir Games 2012. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, AUG. 16 Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, College campus parking lot. Local growers/producers: Lobenstein Farm, Kartal Honey, The Olde Garden Shack, Breezy Acres and Backyard Orchards. Free admission. 745-5685; www.ucblueash.edu. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300. Kenwood. Wellness Night for Women, 5-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Healthy dinner, wine samples and dessert without the guilt. Mini massages and Zumba available before dinner. $20-$25; two for $35. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

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

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. 8000164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17 Art Events Hope Warrior Sisters Open House and Art Fundraiser, 7-9 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, 7813 Laurel Ave., Slow Down, Enjoy Life art exhibit by Kathy Hyatt, local artist. Art inspired by Jackie Bodmer, who lost her battle with lung cancer in March. Percentage of art sold donated to Hope Warrior Sisters Organization. Free. 658-3123. Madeira.

Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Kevin Fox. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

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

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 LovelandMadeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township. Vintage Gear, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-2380. Montgomery.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, The Remains. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. 7458550; www.blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.

Tours Kool Down Fridays, 2-4 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Complimentary Graeter’s ice cream bar while touring community and mingling with staff and residents. Free. 561-9300; www.kenwoodbyseniorstar.com. Kenwood.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18 Art & Craft Classes Open Create Time, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, 7813 Laurel Ave., Walk in off the street and choose to paint flower pot, garden stone or canvas in any

design. Bring snack. $20, $15 ages 12 and under with painting adult. 561-0677; www.hyattInteriors.com. Madeira.

Hyatt Art Studio, $20, $15 ages 12 and under with painting adult. 561-0677; www.hyattInteriors.com. Madeira.

Cooking Classes

Dining Events

Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.

National MS Society Benefit Dinner, Noon-9 p.m., The Melting Pot, 11023 Montgomery Road, Four-course dinner. Benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter. $32. Reservations required. 530-5501; www.meltingpot.com/ cincinnati/specials. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Open House, 1-3 p.m., Broadway Bound Dance Academy, 10580 Loveland-Madeira Road, Special performance at 1:30 p.m. Food, refreshments and entertainment. Meet teachers, tour studio, purchase attire and register for classes. Fall class begins Sept. 10. Free. 774-9474; www.broadwaybounddance.com. Loveland.

Education Journey to Inner Freedom: A Journaling Retreat with Faye Schwelitz, 8:30 a.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Discover hidden resources deep within us and find ways to free ourselves of the chains of past destructive behaviors and learn from mistakes of life. Sliding scale fee. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

Festivals Street Dance & Family Fest, 6-11 p.m., City of Madeira, Miami Avenue between Euclid and Laurel avenues. Music by band After Midnight and DJ. Food and drink booths sponsored by Madeira and area businesses, civic and sports organizations. Beer and wine available for purchase with proper ID. Free. 561-7228; www.madeiracity.com. Madeira.

Films Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, 6:45 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Auditorium. Films are “Our Gang,” “Charley Chase” and other film surprises. Bring snacks and beverages to share. $5, free ages 12 and under. Registration required. Presented by The Sons of the Desert. 559-0112; www.thechimptent.com. Kenwood.

Music - Blues Blues Merchants, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933; deshas.com/cincinnati. Montgomery.

Pets International Homeless Animals Day, 3-7 p.m., Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa, 5081 Madison Road, Adopt-a-thon features adoptable animals from local rescue groups. Includes Blessing of the Pets. Food and refreshments available for purchase. Open to well-behaved dogs with current rabies tag on a leash. Benefits Homeless animals in our communities. Free. 733-3647; www.ucancincinnati.org. Madisonville. Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297; www.ohioalleycat.org. Madisonville.

Recreation

Lectures Human Trafficking: Around the World and Around the Corner, 3 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Led by Sarah McCormick, Loveland native. About human trafficking’s root causes, situation of trafficking in Cincinnati area and concrete steps to take. Free. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; www.ohioalleycat.org. Madisonville.

MONDAY, AUG. 20 Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Parenting Classes Happiest Baby on the Block, 6:45-8:45 p.m. , Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, How to turn on your newborn’s calming reflex, the “off-switch” for crying. Includes Parent Kit containing “Happiest Baby on the Block” DVD. $50 per couple. Registration required. 475-4500; www.trihealth.com. Montgomery.

TUESDAY, AUG. 21 Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. 683-0491; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.

Health / Wellness Health Talk, 6-7 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Madeira, 7907 Euclid Ave., Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 272-9200; www.bakerchiropractic.org. Madeira.

Lectures Victoria Morgan, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, CEO and artistic director of Cincinnati Ballet shares preview of 20122013 ballet season. Free. Reservations required. 561-9300; www.thekenwoodbyseniorstar.com. Kenwood.

Music - Concerts Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by Monday Night Big Band. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free. 745-6259; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.

Madeira's Street Dance and Family Fest is 6 p.m. to11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, on Miami Avenue between Euclid and Laurel avenues. Music will be performed by band After Midnight and a DJ. Food and drink booths will be sponsored by Madeira and area business, civic and sports organizations. Beer and wine will be available to buy with a photo ID. The event is free. For more information, call 561-7228, or visit www.madeiracity.com. Madeira residents Ivy Bayer and son Tyler, 3, enjoy the live music of After Midnight at last year's Madeira Street Dance. THANKS TO SUSAN HILL 985-0900. Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Health Talk, 7:15-8 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Cincinnati, 4781 Red Bank Road, Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 561-2273; www.bakerchiropractic.org. Madisonville.

THURSDAY, AUG. 23 Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, Free admission. 745-5685; www.ucblueash.edu. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Cancer Grads Networking Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Cancer survivors that have completed treatment connect and support each other through professionally facilitated networking group. 791-4060; www.cancersupportcincinnati.org. Blue Ash.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30 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.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

Ultimate Frisbee, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ages 20-35. Held outdoors on front lawn. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22

Shopping

Clubs & Organizations

Music - Concerts

Fall Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave., Includes furniture, appliances, books, jewelry, clothes, kitchen items, large and small plastic storage containers and collectibles. Concessions available for purchase. 497-0644; www.lpcusa.org. Loveland.

Green Drinks Mason and Dilly Cafe II, 6-9 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Jimi Merk donating five 90-minute half-priced natural healing sessions. Live water demo. Various other representatives present their products and services. Ages 21 and up. Free. 561-5233; www.dillycafe.com. Mariemont.

Summer Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Outdoors. New Horizons Dixieland Band: Toe-tapping melodies. Bring seating. Free. 2471330. Montgomery.

Special Events Castle Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road, With Knights of the Golden Trail. Castle gardens, marketplace of handmade crafts, comedy acts and historic re-enactments. $5. 683-4686; www.lovelandcastle.com. Symmes Township.

SUNDAY, AUG. 19 Art & Craft Classes Open Create Time, Noon-5 p.m.,

Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.

Exercise Classes TRX QuickBlast, 4:30-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn new training techniques to spice up current routine. Free.

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

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Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, Music by Katie Pritchard. Meals: $7.75$9.25. Parking permit required. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

Get Fit for Life, 2-3:30 p.m., Whole Care Chiropractic, 4434 Carver Woods Drive, Information session on safe, rapid weight loss, doctor supervised and supported, non-drug, lifestyle education for permanent results. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 489-9515; www.wholecarechiropractic.com. Blue Ash.

Festivals

Home & Garden

Taste of Blue Ash, 6-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Music by Roger Hodgson, known as voice of Supertramp, on main stage 9 p.m. Various types of cuisine from local restaurants, entertainment, rides and family fun area. Free. 745-8500; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.

Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 10:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. 489-7700; neals.com. Sharonville. The Way of Worms: Vermiculture for the Home Gardener, 1-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Workshop on how to improve your soil and the life of your garden. Begins with discussion of art and science of backyard turning-bin composting. Instruction on composting with worms in containers. $25. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

FRIDAY, AUG. 24 Dining Events

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, Free. 784-0084. Silverton.

Music - Acoustic The Foles, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; www.deshas.com/cincinnati. Montgomery.

Tours Kool Down Fridays, 2-4 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, Free. 561-9300; www.kenwoodbyseniorstar.com. Kenwood.

Music - Acoustic My Girl Friday, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; www.deshas.com/cincinnati. Montgomery.

Pets

SATURDAY, AUG. 25

Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 871-7297; www.ohioalleycat.org. Madisonville.

Art & Craft Classes

Recreation

Open Create Time, Noon-5 p.m., Hyatt Art Studio, $20, $15 ages 12 and under with painting adult. 561-0677; www.hyattInteriors.com. Madeira.

Ultimate Frisbee, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Support Groups

Cooking Classes

Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. 489-0892. Montgomery. 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 accept-

Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, $30. Registration required. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.

Festivals Taste of Blue Ash, Noon-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Music by Dennis DeYoung, founding member of the band STYX, on main stage at 9 p.m. Free. 7458500; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness

SUNDAY, AUG. 26 Auditions Oklahoma!, 2-5 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Singers: Please be prepared to sing one chorus of any Rogers and Hammerstein song. A song from “Oklahoma!” is acceptable. An accompanist will be provided. Please provide your own sheet music. Dancers: Please dress appropriately and bring jazz or tap shoes. Come prepared to dance and read from the script. Free. 478-6015; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.


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Easy-to-make fudge recipe for kids We are down to the last row of corn, so I’ve been blanching and freezing it. I like to blanch the whole ears and then take the kernels off. I put the whole ear into the center hole of an angel food pan and it keeps it stable so the corn kernels don’t fly everywhere. I am always amazed at how many ears of corn it takes to fill a pint jar, at least three. And if you’re growing flowers like petunias and they are looking leggy, go ahead and pinch them back. It will take a couple of weeks but you’ll get a new flush of blooms. I like to give them a light dose of fertilizer, too. My zinnias and marigolds are starting to go to seed and I’m going to save seeds for next year. Think about doing that yourself. It’s a lot less expensive than store-bought seeds and a good lesson for the kids to be stewards of their environment.

Update on Silverglade’s chicken salad clone As mentioned previously, Annie Hoffman’s recipe for chicken salad (her version of this popular salad) is not the recipe that Silverglade’s makes and sells. Their recipe is proprietary and Mike Silverglade said Annie’s recipe is not even close to his recipe. To get the “real deal,” stop by Silverglades at their Findlay Market location or their deli at Eighth and Sycamore streets in downtown Cincinnati.

Sautéed spinach or Swiss chard Heat a skillet and film pan with olive oil. Add 8 cups spinach or chard (rinse, drain and leave some water clinging to the leaves), chopped if necessary, 2-3 teaspoons garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until spinach wilts. Rita’s Tuscan pork chop kebabs feature a citrus marinade. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Rocky Road fudge for kids to make The last couple of years, my grandsons Luke, Will and Jack have submitted items to the junior division at our Clermont County Fair. This year they made fudge, cinnamon spirals and decorated cupcakes. They were so excited, as usual. I brought their offerings in, but I was a bit late in getting them there, so their items couldn’t be judged. They did get ribbons for participation and I learned a valuable lesson. This fudge recipe is easy and really good, an excellent starter recipe for kids wanting to learn to cook. 1 14 oz. can condensed milk (not evaporated milk) 3 cups chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 2 teaspoons vanilla Handful of mini marshmallows 1 cup mixed nuts (optional)

Line an 8-inch by 8-inch pan with foil, letting foil hang over sides, and spray the foil. Bring milk to a boil. Add chips and cook on low until melted. Add everything else. Mix. Pour into pan. Chill until hard and cut

into shapes.

Tuscan pork chop kebabs

We like this served with sides of corn on the cob and sautéed spinach.

About 2 lbs. pork tenderloin, trimmed ¼ cup olive oil or bit more Zest and juice of one large lemon (2 tablespoons juice) or more to taste Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2-3 bell peppers: Use your favorite. I like a combo of red, yellow and orange, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large red onion, cut up to fit on skewers

Combine olive oil, juice, salt and pepper and garlic. Taste and add more of what you like if necessary. Add pork and marinate at room temperature about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or up to a couple hours in the refrigerator. Thread pork, peppers and onions alternately onto skewers. Grill 10 minutes or until pork is done, turning occasionally. Be careful here as pork cooks quickly.

Mini banana bread loaves

Reader Eileen Bittman sent this to me. “Bernice, my friend, said this was a great recipe,” Eileen said. I like that it makes five mini loaves, plenty to share. 1 18.5 oz. box yellow cake mix 1 3.4 oz. box banana cream flavor instant pudding 4 large eggs 1 cup water ¼ cup canola oil 1 cup mashed fully ripe bananas ¾ cup chopped walnuts (optional) 5 foil mini loaf pans, sprayed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat everything except bananas and nuts until well blended. Add bananas and nuts and mix just until blended. Pour into loaf pans and bake 30-40 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Services for women featured Deer Park resident Pat Smiley and his wife, Michelle, are helping organize an event, “Women Supporting Women,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Bechtold Park in Sycamore Township. The event will feature women entrepreneurs selling their wares, as well as informational booths with things that can help them. Proceeds from booth rental, raffle and split the pot proceeds benefit the YWCA. Vendors scheduled to

Entries open for Summerfair contest CINCINNATI — Officials of Cincinnati’s longest-running visual design competitions, Summerfair, are accepting entries for the annual poster. Poster applications will be available at Summerfair.org beginning through the deadline for entries at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The winning designer will be notified Nov. 19 and will receive a $2,000 prize and a tremendous amount of exposure. Launching its 46th year in 2013, Summerfair is one of the nation’s oldest continuing art fairs. During the last several years the event has consistently been identified as a Sunshine Artist magazine “Top 200” art show,

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participate include: Thirty One, Cinci, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Tupperware an Avon. Other booths includes a bake sale, YWCA info booth, Women Helping Women info booth, Legacy Connection booth,SPCA mobile adoption vehicle and the Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammogram Unit. For more information about the event, 984-0915. If women would like to set up an appointment for a mammogram, please call 686-3300.

most recently ranking in the top 25 of the list. Summerfair also has received three Artists’ Choice Awards from the National Association of Independent Artists. The design itself must include specific information about Summerfair 2013 and convey Summerfair’s position as Cincinnati’s premier annual fine arts and crafts fair. The winner will be selected by a panel of practicing artists and designers from Greater Cincinnati in collaboration with Summerfair Cincinnati membership. For more information and for a downloadable application, visit www.summerfair.org or call the Summerfair office at (513) 531-0050.


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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

The Music at Ascension chamber concert series begins its ninth year of programming at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. David Mamedov, one of New York City’s rising young virtuoso pianists, returns to Ascension to begin the series. The concert is free and open to the public. The Wheel of Friendship is collecting Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief. This year the goal is 100 kits. For more information, please call the church office A Habitat for Humanity project day is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, in conjunction with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The Humanity project help eliminate sub-standard housing in Cincinnati. Interested community volunteers may contact Ascension at 793-3288 for additional information. The Wheel of Friendship is collecting health kits for Lutheran World Relief. Their goal is 100 kits. Ascension will donate school supplies to the Northeast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS). Collections include backpacks and dry erase markers. NEEDS services 16 schools in the area. A Healing Touch ministry is beginning at Ascension. Call the church office at 793-3288 for more information. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 7933288,www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

Join the church Sunday, Aug. 26, for a Soles4Souls Shoe Drive during our worship service. This is an annual drive to collect shoes and provide them in ministry to brothers and sisters in need of footwear. Please bring a pair of new or slightly worn shoes to the service. Sunday School classes (Bible 101 and the Thoughtful Christian) meet at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, Sunday School is held after the children1s sermon in the worship service. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. A reception to welcome the new youth group leader will be Aug. 26 after the worship service Sunday worship services are 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. The church is located at 4309 Cooper Road, at the corner of Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road; 791-1153.

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 Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper

Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Weekday children’s activities are 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. An afternoon session is available on Tuesdays. Register at www.cos-umc.org. Moms Group meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Aglamesis Ice Cream. Join the group for ice cream and fellowship. The annual craft show is recruiting vendors to buy space at the show, which will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Register at www.cos-u.c.org/craftshow. htm. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.

Community Lighthouse Church of God

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

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

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Montgomery Community Church

The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892; www.mcc.us; www.facebook.com/after theboxes.

Northern Hills SynagogueCongregation B'nai Avraham and Congregation Ohav Shalom

Registration has begun for the new school year for the Kehilla School for Creative Jewish Education, a Jewish religious school for preschool through grade seven co-sponsored by Northern Hills SynagogueCongregation B'nai Avraham and Congregation Ohav Shalom. This partnership enables students to make new friends outside their own synagogues, and the small class sizes enable teachers to get to know each and every child. During the fall semester, Sunday morning classes will meet at Ohav Shalom, 8100 Cornell Road, while Wednesday afternoon classes, for grades 3-7, will meet at Northern Hills, 5714 Fields Ertel Road. The locations will switch during the spring semester. The first Sunday session will be Sept. 9, while the first Wednesday session will be Sept. 12. Parents are encouraged to visit the Kehilla website at http://www.kehilla-cincy.com for information regarding their child’s school or contact Maksim at 931-6040 or at maksims@fuse.net.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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hours are now in effect. Spoken Holy Eucharist is 8 a.m. and Eucharist with music is 10 a.m. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. Acolytes are needed over the summer. Kids fourth grade or older can call the church office to help serve during the services. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Youthful singers and instrumentalists are needed. An intercessory healing prayer service is conducted at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month. A men’s breakfast group meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for a potluck dinner at the church. Ladies bridge meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact the church office for more information. The Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the second and fourth Saturdays. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barnabas.org.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181; www.stpaulcommunityumc org .

Sharonville United Methodist Church

There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. At 11 a.m. there is a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. At 9:30 a.m., there is a session of learning, fellowship and fun called Summer Jam. During the summer months, there will be a volunteer choir at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome to join after coming to a practice session at 10:30 a.m. Canines for Christ training sessions for service dogs are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. The dogs visit nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals and hospices. A bereavement group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month. The church is at 1751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117; www.sharonville-umc.org.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

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John Grossheim of Troop 258 in Montgomery received Scouting's highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award, at a ceremony July 29. His Eagle project involved construction of a bird blind at the Symmes Elementary School nature trail.

The Capitol Steps Perform at Mayerson JCC Sept. 13 Comedy, political satire, and music will fill the air at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, when the Capitol Steps perform live at the Mayerson JCC (8485 Ridge Road). This nationally recognized group of former U.S. Senate staffers has set out to entertain the nation as it counts down the days to the 2012 elections. This onenight-only special event is a program of the Wolf Center for Arts & Ideas at the JCC, and the presenting sponsor is James A. Miller. Tickets for the Capitol Steps go on at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Ticket prices range from $25 to $60, and limited reserved seating is available. Visit

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Notre Dame Club has night of fun

It was a night to remember the past, celebrate the present, and anticipate the future as University of Notre Dame alumni, friends and family recently gathered for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Universal Notre Dame Night, at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood. Attendees heard from special guests Sr. John Miriam Jones, S.C., ’61MS, ’70PhD, former professor and Associate Provost at Notre Dame, who, as the University’s first female administrator, planned and led the transition to a coed campus, and Elizabeth “Dolly” Duffy ’84, Executive Director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association (NDAA), who offered an update on the University and the latest news from campus. At the end of her presentation, the club presented Duffy with a check for $16,800 to be deposited into the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati Endowed Scholarship Fund, which is used to grant financial aid to local Tristate students attending Notre Dame. Originally established by Albert Castellini, a 1924 graduate of Notre

day dinner/dance at a downtown hotel. More recently, a reverse raffle has been the primary fundraiser for the scholarship fund, along with a summer golf outing, and an annual bus trip to a football game. Approximately 30 local students are receiving financial aid to attend ND this year through the club’s scholarship program, with the combined aid totaling over $100,000. The lead-off project for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati is a book drive for the LeBlond Boys and Girls Club in Over-the-Rhine, which Duffy jump-started with the donation of several copies of the first two “Harry Potter” books as well as the first six books from the “Series of Unfortunate Events” series. For more information, visit the club website at www.ndcincy.com

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POLICE REPORTS BLUE ASH Arrests/citations Clara M. Daniel, 84, 2588 Petworth Court, sales to/use by underage persons at 4100 Hunt Road, Aug. 1. Mona Murphy, 57, 8655 Lancaster Ave., sales to/use by underage persons at 9215 Plainfield Road, Aug. 1. Joshua Nathaniel Williams, 28, 4307 Duneden Ave., traffic warrant, theft at 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Aug. 4. Nicholas S. Dickerson, 30, 3370 Walnut St., assault (knowingly harm), assault (knowingly harm) at 9263 Deercross Parkway apartment 3B, Aug. 4. Amy M. Seta, 30, 1371 Stableview Circle, domestic violence, criminal damaging/endangering (risk to person) at 6501 Cornell Road, Aug. 1. Omar A. Remigio-Gomez, 30, 3090 Montego Lane, misdemeanor warrant at 6501 Cornell Road, Aug. 1.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief, criminal trespass At 5300 Cornell Road, Aug. 6. Grand theft Someone damaged a vehicle window, value $200, and took a Lenovo laptop computer in a black case, value $2,000; an HP laptop, value $2,000, and a corporate Amex card at 4895 Hunt Road apartment 205, Aug. 1. Petty theft Someone pumped $60.11 worth of gasoline without paying, at Blue Ash Marathon at 9210

Plainfield Road, Aug. 3. A man said someone took collapsible chairs in bags, value $100, and an AC/DC power converter, value $40, from Bill's Towing Storage Lot at 6959 Cornell Road, Aug. 4. A woman said someone took a Garmin Nuvi40 GPS, value $250, from Cactus Pear Restaurant at 9500 Kenwood Road apartment C, Aug. 1. Telecommunications harassment At 10250 Alliance Road apartment 230, Aug. 3. At 4728 Tillsam Court, Aug. 6. Theft A man said someone took 100-foot welding cables with leads, value $1,800, and a 100-foot extension cord, value $200 at 4614 Northfield Road, Aug. 6. Theft from elderly person or diabled adult A man said someone took an unknown quantity of credit cards, $600 cash, a Rolex gold watch, value $10,000, a Masonic gold ring, value $800, and car keys, value $10, from Blue Ash YMCA at 5000 YMCA Drive, Aug. 2. Theft of drugs Someone took a vial of Ativan, value $50, from Blue Ash Nursing Home at 4900 Cooper Road, Aug. 6.

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Creekscape Lane, open container at Market Place Lane, July 23. Victoria G. Lantz, 18, 7846 Westwind Lane, possession of drugs at Southwind Drive, July 29. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, curfew violation at 11229 Terwilligers Run, July 31. Jason W. Jackson, 29, 2503 Flanigan Court, possession of drugs at Westbound Interstate 275, Aug. 2. Vickie Cashen, 56, 7405 Thumbelina Drive, burning of fires at 7405 Thumbelina Drive, July 12. Christian T. Strubbe, 21, 4556 Elsmere Ave., disorderly conduct at 9424 Main St., July 22. Casey D. Maclean, 21, 10725 Weatherstone Court, disorderly conduct at 9424 Main St., July 22. Brennan L. Horton, 21, 9975 Tollgate Lane, disorderly conduct at 9424 Main St., July 22. Kyle Rispoli, 21, 1835 Sherman Ave. V, disorderly conduct at 9424 Main St., July 22. Johnathon C. Coleman, 25, 9662 Dartmouth Way, possession of drugs at Weller Road, July 22. James M. Postler, 26, 8905 Sandymar Drive, disorderly conduct at 9361 Montgomery Road, July 21. Rachel M. Myers, 35, 274 Sherwood Court, open container at Montgomery Road, July 25.

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Drive, July 29. Assault At 9390 Montgomery Road, July 29. Burglary A woman said someone took a gold bracelet, half-inch thick with small swirl designs at 102 Courtyard Crossing, July 31. Identity fraud At 9924 ForestGlen Drive, July 24. Passing bad checks At 9521 Montgomery Road, July 21. Telecommunications harassment At 9515 Croton Drive, Aug. 1. Theft Someone took two cases of Budweiser, value $40, from Kroger at 9939 Montgomery Road, July 31. A man said his business did not receive the proceeds from 959 Oriental rugs, value $200,000, consigned to Aria's Rugs at 9689 Montgomery Road, July 24. Theft, forgery A man said someone copied a check on his account and forged it for $38,280 at 10605 Buttercreek Lane, July 24. Theft, forgery, receiving stolen property Someone forged $1,635 worth of St. Vincent DePaul vouchers at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Aug. 1. Vandalism-occupied structure, aggravated burglary A woman said someone shattered glass in a rear entry door and a rear sliding door, total damage $1,150 at 11204 Acre-

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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations William Bundy, 18, 8925 Tiburon Drive, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, July 10. Ashley Chichester, 23, 1455 Elkton Place, theft, criminal tools at 7801 Montgomery Road, July 11. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, July 10. Juvenile female, 14, theft, receiving stolen property at 7913 Montgomery Road, July 10.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Currency of unknown value removed at 7815 Red Sky, July 17. Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at 7800 Montgomery Road, July 17. Theft Purse valued at $218 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 13. Jewelry valued at $5,560 removed at 5700 Charteroak, July 11. Laptop valued at $1,500 removed at 11500 Northlake Drive., July 11. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 8129 Montgomery Road, July 16. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 6350 E. Galbraith Road, July 16.

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Burglary Residence entered at 11914 Timberlake Drive, July 18. Criminal damaging Mailbox damaged at 9935 Lincoln Road, July 15. Disorderly conduct Reported at 8892 Glendale Milford Road, July 15. Rape Female reported at Governors Way, July 22. Theft Weed trimmer valued at $200 removed at 9979 Cunningham, July 12. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 12109 Mason Way, July 13. Gas cap removed from bus at 11737 Seven Gables, July 12. Sports equipment valued at $1,370 removed at 8870 Governors Hill Drive, July 11. Radar detector, currency, bag with items valued at $810 removed at 11446 Terwilligers Ridge, July 18. Cell phone valued at $550 removed at 9640 Union Cemetery, July 19.

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