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Where there’s fire, there’s heat Sycamore Twp. to dedicate eco-friendly firehouse

Volume 46 Number 26 © 2009 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

By Amanda Hopkins

Fr. Lou, Rita move

We have moved some of your favorite features, just for a few weeks, to allow room for our high school sports fall previews. This week, you can find Father Lou Guntzelman’s column on page A7. Rita Heikenfeld’s cooking column is on page A8.

Construction is set to wrap up in time for the dedication of the new firehouse and park in north Sycamore Township. The dedication, which will be at the new Deerfield Road location at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, with music from Ooh La La and the Greasers and from Tommy James and the Shondells. During the dedication, township officials will host tours for residents, who can check out the variety of amenities and cost-efficient additions to the fire station and the adjacent park. The fire station and community room, which are housed in one large building, will be powered using solar panels. Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman pushed for the solar panels and to make the building more environmentally friendly. He has worked for the building to become LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified, the only fire station east of the Rocky Mountains that would have such a distinction. He said that the location of the solar panels is 98 percent efficient for sun exposure. On sunny days that produce more energy than is used, Weidman said that energy goes back to the electric grid which turns back the meter, saving money for days when the solar energy is not as strong. Weidman says that the ability to store the unused solar energy may come in the next few years, but the technology is not available yet. The solar panels cost $347,000, but the township received a grant from the Ohio Department of Development sponsored by the Department of Energy for $145,000. The township will also pay for

Then came Jones

Ohio Senate Republicans have chosen a veteran legislator to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Robert Schuler in June. Shannon Jones, a state representative from Springboro, was sworn in as 7th District senator last week. SEE STORY, A2

A hot house

July 30 was a long day out of the office for 16 Duke Energy interns. The interns worked hard at the Meade House in Symmes Township, which is being renovated by the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. SEE STORY, A5

Also featuring The new fire station and park on Deerfield Road in northern Sycamore Township have many new amenities including solar panels and geothermal heating for the firehouse and community room and a Class A baseball diamond, four soccer fields, a walking track and playground equipment at the adjacent park. Sycamore Township Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman said the property will also be monitored by several cameras, three in the park and 13 cameras on the firehouse. Weidman said the township hopes to have all of the panels by selling the renewable energy credits. Weidman said that an energy bill was passed in 2008 that requires energy suppliers to have at least 10 percent of their energy to come from renewable sources. Many, including Duke Energy, do not meet that requirement, Weidman said. Energy companies can purchase any or all of the 72 cred-

its parks under camera surveillance. The entire park will also offer WIFI. Also, in addition to saving money on the construction, Sycamore Township received a $5,000 check from Duke Energy at a recent Board of Trustees meeting to go towards the dedication ceremony and festival budget. Money is also left over from the recent Sycamore Township festival sponsors that will be used for the ceremony. Weidman did not have an exact amount, but said that any other costs for the township would be minimal. its from Sycamore Township to meet the state requirements, which can cost $350 to $400 a credit. Weidman said the township tried to keep from using a lot of taxpayer money to fund the project. “There isn’t a place we haven’t figured out how to save,” Weidman said.

Sycamore Township is also saving money with Jeff Shamot of Neyer Properties volunteering to help the building become LEEDcertified. The process usually costs around of $100,000. Geothermal heating, which picks up the heat energy of the Earth, will also be used to keep a more consistent temperature in the building. The new station replaces the current north station on Solzman Road. The new station will have four bay areas for the trucks and more amenities and supplies that the old station was unable to accommodate. The move will be made to the new station by the end of September. The park will feature four soccer fields and a Class A baseball field with lights, crushed brick warning track, fenced in bullpens and a wireless scoreboard. A walking path, restrooms and playground equipment are also features at the park.

Plaza upgrade to cost Montgomery $615K

Fighting fire ...

Firefighters were already on the scene before the fire started in Camp Dennison Aug. 7. As part of a training exercise, firefighters from the Loveland Symmes, Sycamore Township, Sharonville and Blue Ash fire departments, all part of the Northeast Fire Collaborative, set a house on fire on Lincoln Road in Camp Dennison. SEE STORY, A2.

By Jeanne Houck

Montgomery officials expect improvements to the Neuilly-Plaisance Plaza to begin after Labor Day and be substantially completed by early December. City Council approved a resolution Aug. 5 awarding a $615,000 contract for the work to the Langenheim & Thomson Co. of Madisonville. “This will upgrade a very significant public space within the city in terms of appearance and functionality,” Montgomery City Manager Cheryl Hilvert said. “The current plaza has been in place for many years and the

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For more Montgomery news, visit Cincinnati. com/Montgomery improvement will provide improved accessibility for the disabled, increased use as a publicgathering space and a general improvement in appearance with the upgraded fountain and tiered levels. “It will complement the new Gateway Park and Parrot Alley improvements already in place in the Heritage District,” Hilvert said. The plaza at the southwest cor-

ner of Cooper and Montgomery roads is named for Montgomery's sister city, Neuilly-Plaisance in France. Planned improvements include a new “hardscape” with brick pavers, stone posts, short decorative stone walls, wrought-iron fencing, trees, shrubs and perennials and a two-tiered water feature with a fountain on the upper level and water cascading into a curved lower basin, public works director Bob Nikula said. “City Council and staff recognize that this plaza is a focal point located at the southwest intersections of the two highest-traffic volume roadways in the Heritage District,” Nikula said.

“The current plaza configuration presents significant challenges for access for those with physical handicaps and the new design includes (Americans with Disabilities Act) access directly from the public sidewalk along Cooper Road.” The project is being funded through an economic-development agreement in which the developer of the nearby Gateway area gives Montgomery money in lieu of property taxes to construct public improvements that complement the private investment. Langenheim & Thomson submitted the lower of two bids for the work. Trend Construction of Sharonville bid $647,200.




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Camp Dennison home used for fire training By Amanda Hopkins

Firefighters were already on the scene before the fire started in Camp Dennison Aug. 7. As part of a training exercise, firefighters from the Loveland Symmes, Sycamore Township, Sharonville and Blue Ash fire departments, all part of the Northeast Fire Collaborative, set a house on fire on Lincoln Road in Camp Dennison. The house was acquired from the owners for the exercise because there were already plans to tear it down. “We can have real experiences and real homes ... so we can train our firefighters to react appropriately,” Loveland Symmes Fire Chief Otto Huber said.


Fire chiefs from the Northeast Fire Collaborative and other firefighters stand near the command post to oversee the training exercise. The firefighters set fires in various rooms in the house using straw or other items and a team comes in to put the fire out. Teams from each department would rotate throughout the day to give all of the firefighters training opportunities.

“It’s an example of the Northeast Fire Collaborative coming together to train (the firefighters) in standard principles and best practices.” Huber said if they were not able to acquire buildings to use for training, the departments would have to


In a training exercise, firefighters from the various departments in the Northeast Fire Collaborative set a house on fire in Camp Dennison. The setting is controlled, but meant to give the firefighters real experience and how to react in emergencies. use fire training towers, which do not allow for reallife simulation of a fire. He said Symmes Township is good for a couple of

acquired buildings a year because they are still a developing community. By the end of the training exercise, the house will

Jones chosen to replace Schuler in Ohio senate

Sat. August 22

An Ohio Senate screening committee recommended State Rep. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) for appointment to the Ohio Senate to fill the 7th District seat left vacant when Robert Schuler (R–Sycamore Township) died in June. Jones took the oath of office Aug. 11. The 7th District includes eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. “When it comes to public policy, Shannon Jones has a reputation for being a heavy lifter. She has a passion for public service and a strong sense of responsibility to do what is best for the people she represents,” Senate President Bill Harris said. “Her brand of leadership is just what we need in the Senate during extremely challenging times.” Jones has served in the Ohio House since 2007, where she quickly rose through the ranks, serving as assistant majority whip during the 127th General Assembly. She played a critical role in the development of the state energy bill last

Tommy James and The Shondells

8pm 4pm: Dedication of Station 93, followed by tours of the new firehouse and community room 6pm: Ooh La La & the Greasers Food & Beverages (pop & beer) Sale starts at 5pm No cans, bottles, coolers or animals

year, fighting to keep energy costs in check for Ohio families and businesses and served as the House’s point person on Medicaid. A fiscal conservative, Jones believes Medicaid costs must be contained not only to ensure the longterm stability of the program, but also to avoid a future tax increase. In response to the Joe the Plumber scandal in which public officials accessed the records of a private citizen for political purposes, Jones sponsored and passed the new state law to ensure the private information held by state government agencies is better protected. “I am honored and humbled to have been given the opportunity to represent the people of the 7th Senate District,” Jones said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the weeks and months ahead on the many challenges facing Ohio and pledge my best efforts to ensure the voice of my constituents is heard at the Statehouse.” Prior to running for elec-

tive office, J o n e s Jones w o r k e d behind the scenes and on behalf of the residents of southwestern Ohio, as chief of staff for former U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, a regional representative for then-state Treasurer Joe Deters and as a district director for former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine. She has also been active in local politics, holding leadership positions in the Hamilton County Republican Party and on the congressional campaigns of Mike Turner and Steve Chabot. Jones has a bachelor of arts in communication from the University of Cincinnati. She and her husband, Russell, are raising their two children in Springboro. “The 7th Senate District has been very well represented over the years and I am humbled to have been selected to serve,” Jones said. “I pledge to be a tireless advocate for the families of Hamilton and Warren counties and to fight every day to ensure a brighter future for all Ohioans.”

BRIEFLY Glucose testing

The American Diabetes Association will be at Kroger Fresh Fare Pharmacy in Kenwood from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, in an effort to promote prevention

and encourage the community to join the fight against diabetes. There will be free glucose testing and registration for StepOut:Walk to Fight Diabetes, a grand scale fundrais-


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Trustees discuss zoning position

The Symmes Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, for the purpose of interviewing applicants for a position on the township Zoning Commission. The meeting will be held at the township administration building at 9323 Union Cemetery Road.


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Third building planned for Kenwood Crossing By Amanda Hopkins

Another Neyer Properties building may be going up in Sycamore Township. In an open house for residents, representatives from Neyer Properties presented plans for a third office building in Kenwood Crossing on Pine Road off of East Galbraith Road. The original plan for the site presented in 2003 when the second building was built called for a threestory office building. The new plan for the third building has been changed to two stories. The property was rezoned in 2003 as office space for the three-story building, but will need to be adjusted to accomodate the new plan. Ann Farris, a resident of Monroe Drive adjacent to the proposed building, said that in the original plan, Neyer Properties had sent her a letter saying they would buy her house and tear it down to make more room for the planned office building. She said that she has heard nothing else about a buyout with the new plan. “I would like them to buy me out before I would move out,” said Farris. “If they buy me out, they can build whatever they want.” She said as a resident she does not like the idea of the new building but will not oppose the rezoning and building process. The building will be


Plans for Kenwood Crossing are superimposed on an aerial view of the neighborhood, facing west, east of Kenwood Road.


Seth Pirie, blue shirt, a development project manager from Neyer Properties, shows residents a plan for the newest building at Kenwood Crossing in Sycamore Township.


This drawing shows proposed elevations on all sides of the Kenwood Crossing project. 35,638 square feet and add 125 parking spaces. Seth Pirie, a develop-

ment project manager for Neyer, said that the building will be set back 16 feet

form adjacent residential properties and will be landscaped according to

A drawing of the proposed Kenwood Crossing. the zoning code. Once the final plan is submitted, Neyer will present the plan to the zoning


commission who will have to approve before going to the Board of Trustees.

Rotary club announces citizens of the year The Blue Ash/Montgomery Rotary Club announced the selection of Barbara DeMar and Richard Tuten as recipients of the Citizen of the Year awards for 2009, representing their cities of Blue Ash and Mont-

gomery, respectively. DeMar is well-known throughout Blue Ash for her tireless efforts over many years in support of the Blue Ash Recreation Board, special events committee, her involvement with her

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Connie Jewell said the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has done a lot for her and her daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006. So, in order to give something back, she is organizing a benefit motorcycle ride Saturday, Aug. 29, at Shady O’Grady’s Pub on LovelandMadeira Road in Symmes Township. Registration for the ride will be 10-11:30 a.m., with the riders leaving at noon. After a ride of about two hours, the riders will return to the pub where there will be food, music, door prizes

and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walkathon Sept. 24 at Sawyer Point. Shady O’Grady’s also will donate 10 percent of its sales for the day to the cause. Jewell, who lives in Owensville, said she lost her job in February and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has helped pay for medical insurance for her daughter. She said her daughter, Danielle Drewry, 23, of Withamsville is in remission. The daughter attends school at Cincinnati State College and works at a restaurant.


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Interns clean up Meade House for Cincinnati Horticultural Society By Caitlin Varley


The Cincinnati Horticultural Society is now leasing the Meade House, a historic building at 11887 Lebanon Road in Symmes Township.


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Volunteers from Duke Energy remove brush from the front of the Meade House July 30. are from many schools, including the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University and Columbus State University. He said most of the volunteers are engineering interns. Coleman said they were volunteering as part of Duke’s Global Service Event, done each summer. “It’s just a good opportunity to help some people out,� Coleman said. Coleman said it was a good way to meet other interns and experience planning and team building. He was involved in gathering the interns and helping to organize the event. The interns were busy doing everything from

clearing brush and weeds in front of the house to planting flowers. “They’re all so young,� Huenefeld said. “They’re very enthusiastic. They really have done a lot.� Huenefeld said someone suggested calling Duke to ask for help clearing the outside of the house. “We always are looking for help,� Huenefeld said. “We really appreciate it.� She said the project is long-term, but they hope to have some things ready in



the fall. “We’re going to be working on this awhile,� Huenefeld said. The transformation of the Meade House was made possible by Symmes Township, Huenefeld said. Ken Bryant, president of the Symmes Township board of trustees, said they were looking for a nonprofit that needed a home to maintain the Meade House. The Cincinnati Horticultural Society has a long-term lease for it.




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July 30 was a long day out of the office for 16 Duke Energy interns. The interns worked hard at the Meade House in Symmes Township, which is being renovated by the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. “They’ve just worked here for eight hours absolutely nonstop,� said Mary Margaret Rochford, president of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society. The Meade House will eventually be home to children’s programs for the horticultural society, Cincinnati Horticultural Society volunteer Marie Huenefeld said. “Our main interest is going to be children,� Huenefeld said. Huenefeld said there will also be a children’s garden and possibly a vegetable garden. “It’s meant to really educate and inspire a whole other generation of gardeners,� she said. There were originally supposed to be close to 25 interns participating, but the clean up was delayed a day by the weather, Milford resident Danny Coleman said. Coleman said the interns

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New school group president builds on community outreach By Forrest Sellers

Jon Hall may be the first man in the position, but that bit of history doesn’t daunt him. “I was more intrigued by the opportunity to contribute my skill set,� he said. Hall, 47, is the new president of the Parents’ Association at Cincinnati Country Day School. “I’ve been very involved in my kid’s education at Cincinnati Country Day,� said Hall, who has two children who attend Cincinnati Country Day. “This was a chance to take that involvement to the next level.� Hall, a resident of Symmes Township, previously served as a grade representative for the Parents’ Association. The association focuses on creating connections and building community, said Hall. It sponsors a number of events at the school, including the Fall Fest and Book Fair. “What I’m trying to do is


Jon Hall is the new president of the Parents’ Association at Cincinnati Country Day School. build on that momentum and continue to build that sense of community,� he said. Hall said the association is currently putting together a business exchange online. This will be a resource for family and staff to promote their businesses and offer services, he said. Hall is married and a founder of the consumer research and innovation company SpencerHall.



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Mount Notre Dame High School

The following students from the Northeast Suburban Life area have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009.


First honors – Brooke Dennis, Mary-Kate Mullinger and Kelsey Wolf. Second honors – Margaret Ferguson, Gabrielle Geraci and Madeline Stecz.


First honors – Carla Becker, Lauren DiNardo, Holly Laub, Lisa Renner and Elizabeth Warning. Second honors – Kathleen Donnellon, Akanksha Mishra, Kathryn Reynolds, Katherine Schwegman, Jennifer Sheehan, Jennifer Vonderbrink and Mary Wiesenberg.


First honors – Rebekah Pike Second honors – Elizabeth Betz, Andrea Burns, Kelly Dennis, Madeline Duckworth, Jessica James, Carly Mears, Molly Mullinger, Kiley Powell, Natalie Torbeck, Alexandra Wilkens and Andrea Wolf.


First honors – Megan Laub and Alexandra Schaefer. Second honors – Erin Centner, Kristen DiNardo, Jessica Keller, Erin Navaro and Jamie Stofko.

Sycamore Junior High School The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009.

Honor roll

Seventh-grade – Hannah Abrahamson, Jerry Arentz, Madeline Baker, Sari Baum, Brianna Bell, Christopher Bell, Olivia Bell, Sarah Birckhead, Dominique Bookwalter, Gary Bouajram, John Carroll, Rishabh Chatterjee, Brian Cleary, Hannah Coletts, Stefan Fakoukakis, Adam Finer, Juan Marco Francisco, Natalia Garcia, Ian Geverdt, Gabriela Godinez-Feregrino, Ideleth Gomez Ramirez, Rachel Gore, Nathan Gregg, Nicholas Hamburg, Meredith Hayden, Jennifer Hill, Jackson Hughes, Charles Jahn, Charnese Johnson, Brittany Jones, James Keefe, Tristan Kim, Noah Koehne, Abagail Kremchek, Victor Kurz, Trent Langland, Alec Leyendecker, Cara Leyendecker, Noah Loftspring, Andres Lopez, David Lopez, Genna Lukshus, Gabrielle Mahuet, Alexander Malone, Michael Masset, Laura Mendez, Austin Morrow, Martina Oroz, Christopher Pendergast, Angela Phillips, Whitney Philpott, Grant Price, Connor Pruitt, Justin Pruitt, Alora Reiff, Brady Ridener, Kristin Rodriguez, Jordan Schneider, Matthew Schneider, Gianina Schwegmann, Andrew Seide, Camellia Sengupta, Christina Shehata, Alexander Spohr, Jacob Thorn, Megan Vorpe, Vladislav Vovrichko, August Wagers, Bilal Wright, Jack Yang and Christopher Young. Eighth-grade – Madison Ashley, Conor Baas, Bradley Baird, Natalie Beck, Paige Berling, MacKenzie Bower, Evan Chu, Adam Darwiche, John Eifert, Brooke Esper, Mitchell Evans, Morgan Feldhaus, Kathleen Flavin, Aaron Frankel, Daniel Gushin, Madeline Haines, Wade Hare, Alexander Harpring, Katrina Hilvers, Matthew Hoopes, Marshall Hortel, Bradley Huber, Charles Johnson, James Jolley, Madison Jones, Alexander Kessler, Jennifer Khosla, Jessica Kim, Colin Knowles, Ram Tha Len, Manasphorn Linananda, Daniel Manion, Andrew Marchant, Thomas Marshall, Mitchell Mazzei, Wesley McKie, Lydia McWilliams, Alexander Miller, James Reece, Amelia Rogers, Matthew Russell, Aditi Sharma, Alexandra Stacey, Daniella Star, Nicole Streicher, Hayley Sypniewski, Karambir Tatla, Elisabeth Taulbee, Jon Vardanyan, Joseph Vuotto and Hailey Wagers.

Principal’s Honors

Seventh-grade – Munazza Aijaz, Ryan Aleksa, Prativa Amom, Jacob Barnhorst, Jacob Belcher, Helen Berger, Elisa Berry, Rajat Bhageria, Jake Biegger, Michael Bigliano, Thomas Bleesing, Ashley Bonnoitt, Kelly Borman, Parker Brarens, Julian Braxton, Abigail Brewer, Dylan Brown, Emily Callaway, Sydney Carroll, Bethany Caspersz, Krittika Chatterjee, Anshu Chen, KuanWen Chen, Dana Coleman, Taylor Combs, Sara Constand, Alexis Corcoran, Megan Crone, Jason Darpel, Nimit Desai, Andrianna DiMasso, Paige Domhoff, Madelyn Dukart, Elena Duran, Sabrina Eddine, Zachary Eklund, Jordan Elder, Zachary Farquhar, Sarah Frey, Samantha Games, Madeline Garrett, Jordan Gause, Thomas Gerrety, Dan Ginsburg, Erin Glass, Mikhail Goldenberg, Benjamin Goldschneider, Alekya Goli, Hanna Gottschalk, Angela Green, Azante Griffith, Leah Grinshpun, Sarah Grout, Lindsay Grzegorzewski, Morgan Grzegorzewski, Stephanie Gunter, Arushi Gupta, Jordan Guskey, Caitlin Guy, Carolyn Halstead, Jenny Ham, David Hamburg, Benjamin Hammer, Brent Hamre, Andrew Hanus, Emily Hayes, Tyler Henley, Brianna Hensley, Nicolas Hershey, Kalman Heyn, Jessica Hill, Austin Honeycutt, Allison Hsu, Brian Hu, Hayley Huge, Parker Hughes, Ami Ishver, Emanuel Jackson, Rupali Jain, Jonathan Jih, Elizabeth Johnson, Eli Kapourales, Allyson Karnell, Faith Kaufman, Zachary Kaufman, Grace Kays, Kristen Keane, Alison Kerry, Michaella Keyes, Omar Khan, John King, Annie Kitchin, Rachel Klein, Stephanie Kley, Melanie Klyop, Christopher Koellhoffer, Claire Koellhoffer, Adam Kuhr, Nicolas Kumar, Caroline Lawley, Kathryn Ledbetter,

Carly Lefton, Zara Leventhal, Todd Lewis, Trei Lewis, Sarah Li, Xiao-Wei Lin, Yao-Yu Liu, Alexandra Logsdon, Kathryn Lothrop, Anan Lu, Wendy Lu, Elizabeth MacVittie, Samuel Mangold-Lenett, Kara Marth, Logan Mather, Cassidy McDowell, John McLaughlin, William Meaders, Ricardo Medina, Anand Mehta, Hannah Melvin, Adam Merk, Natalie Michael, Jessica Miller, Evan Moeller, Kristine Monaghan, Anna Mondro, Kevin Mosko, Alonna Motley, Anesu Moyo, Neeraj Narayan, Gunnar Nelson, Karin Oh, Hadis Palic, Aaron Pang, Elina Panteleyeva, Shyam Parikh, Brandon Peck, Gabrielle Peck, Nicholas Pinkerton, Anthony Piper, James Ponticos, Kami Previte, Katherine Pruitt, Vinay Rayini, Elise Reardon, Elizabeth Reece, Mark Reinhart, Dasha Revina, Paola Reyes, Matthew Rickert, Edward Rivin, Ayla Robinson, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Hannah Roth, Kathryn Roth, Aditya Roy-Chaudhury, Jacquelyn Rudich, Andrew Sadler, Yusef Saeed, Allison Salach, Monica Sandoval, Michaela Sanford, Michael Saxon, Gabriel Schenker, Sara Sess, Cameron Seyler, Aleeya Shareef, Nathan Silverman, Andrew Size, Kai Smith, Madeline Smith, David Sorger, Rieko Sotojima, Ethan Spare, Ryan Stoneberger, Hanna Suggs, Rachael Sun, Elizabeth Swofford, Nikita Tandon, Ruochen Tang, Mark Tenenholtz, Doris Teras, Lauren Thompson, Margaret Thompson, Jackson Thurnquist, Katherine Touvelle, Liza Truncellito, Sanika Vaidya, Justin VanWagenen, Benjamin Vasunia, John Vuotto, Hope Wang, Manal Waqi, Bryan Waterhouse, Samantha Weiss, Kristen Wessinger, Nathan Whitney, Emily Wick, Emily Winchell, Shawna Wing, Morgan Winnestaffer, Abigail Wise, Chun Wong, Rachel Wright and Samuel Yengo. Eighth-grade – Aaron Abraham, Stephanie Adamec, Soham Agarwal, Patrick Aguilar, Janelle Adrienne Aguilon, Macalister Auciello, Michael Bacha, Anna Bailes, Lynn Bakes, Brooke Banner, Sara Barrett, Savannah Bates, Brian Beaudry, Matthew Benson, Caroline Berghoff, Mitchel Bie, Bridget Blood, Zoe Bochner, Shelby Breed, David Brown, Kealy Buckley, Randall Buka, Jay Burgin, Alison Buzek, Eric Byers, Alexandre Cabello, Katie Caldwell, Hanna Chang, Jacob Ciricillo, Marielle Co, Sallie Cohen, Madeline Conrad, Jenna Cooper, Mary Claire Cron, Yoseph Dalia, Madison Davies, Katherine Demarest, Mahima Devarajan, Samuel Dhiman, Ian Diersing, Rachel Dukart, Michael Edelson, Muhammed Erden, Michelle Ewert, Jacob Fischer, Elizabeth Fleming, Tallin Forshey, Robert Freeman, Charles Fry, Gabrielle Gerbus, Brendan Girten, Daniel Glauser, Ellie Goldman, Hannah Goldman, Laura Gonzalez, Brian Goodman, Nikhil Grandhi, Kelsey Green, Nathaniel Green, Amy Ham, Elliot Handkins, Rachel Handkins, Daniel Harmon, Kennedy Harris, Jamie Heiney, Charles Heldman, John Hinzman, Erin Hirst, Anna Hoffmeister, Elizabeth Howell, Joshua Hunter, Nanki Hura, Pinar Inanli, Stephen Ioas, Aaron Ishida, Xavier Jimenez, Justas Jodele, Timothy Jones, Abigail Kaluba, Corey Kandil, Yuri Karev, Grace Keeton, Pallavi Keole, Kelsey King, Emily Kissela, Nathan Kolb, Sandhya Krishna, Kelsie Larkin, Sydney Larkin, Kayla Lawson, Angela Lee, Joonhyuk Lee, Jenetta Lehn, Mara Leyendecker, Amy Liu, Hannah Locke, Christine Lu, Alexander Martinson, Alexander May, Madison May, Nicholas May, Sarah May, Kelly McDonald, Jaclyn Mendelson, Melissa Mendelson, Matthew Messina, Mallika Miglani, Alana Miller, Leah Miller, Michelle Muskal, Madison Nelis, Lindsey Neville, Samuel Niederhelman, Matthew Nurre, Joseph Perin, Hanna Peterson, Charles Poff, Austin Post, Sarah Pulliam, Claire Pustinger, Casey Rayburn, Sarah Refaei, Marybeth Reinhold, Bianca Rhodenbaugh, Ingri Rivera Sanchez, Emma Rogge, Christine Rollins, Samuel Roth, Paul Salach, Jonathan Seger, Nicholas Setser, Fiona Shaw, Madeline Shaw, Samantha Siler, Nicholas Singstock, Will Sloan, Alexandra Smith, Katharine Sohlden, Alexander Southward, Andrew Spiller, Jonathan Stein, Dylan Stern, Stephen Strickland, Jonathan Sussman, Caitlin Tanis, Nikita Thomas, Elysha Thoms, Ryan Toomey, Mariana Troncoso, Chelsey Wade, Amelia Wells, Garrett Whitfield, Rachel Willis, Alexis Wilsey, Alexander Winchell, Samantha Wolkoff, Tracy Wong and Kento Yamamoto.



College offers scholarship to returning National Guard Raymond Walters College is offering a special scholarship in recognition of the service exhibited by members of the military. In a collaborative effort with the local unit, members of the Ohio National Guard’s 123rd Air Control Squadron and their dependent family members can receive three free credit hours at the college, which is part of the University of Cincinnati. The scholarship, in the amount of tuition for three credit hours, will be offered August 2009 through August 2010 in any open enrollment class at the RWC in Blue Ash.

the scholarship, members need to provide military ID at RWC’s OneStop (Muntz Hall, 150) at the time the application is submitted. The college’s enrollment services will verify applicant’s eligibility as a deployed member of the 123rd or a dependent of the deployed member. Eligibility will be forwarded to the RWC Business Office for scholarship application to student’s account. For more details about the scholarship or assistance in applying, contact Tom Minter in RWC’s Intake Services at 745-5783 or at

Those eligible for the scholarship must meet the following criteria: • Must be on the official roster of the Ohio National Guard’s 123rd Air Control Squadron. • Must have been deployed to Iraq from December 2008 to May 2009 or be a dependent family member of one deployed. • If a dependent, UC dependent procedures will apply and the member must provide proof of dependency. The scholarship can only be applied to Raymond Walters College credit courses only. In order to take advantage of


Ultimate auction

Ursuline Academy will hold the 27th ultimate auction, the largest fundraiser of the school year, Nov. 21 in the school’s Besl Theatre. The Ultimate Auction’s executive board met recently to gear up for the annual late fall fundraiser. Members include, from left: front row, Allison Yeager of Montgomery, Michelle Morgan of West Chester Township, Barb Backscheider of Blue Ash, Ginnie Donovan of Blue Ash and Anne Marie Kaes of Blue Ash; back row, Ellen Bourgeois of West Chester Township, Sue Dickens of Montgomery, Micki Harrell of Kenwood, Mary Alice LaPille of Maineville, Lori Haines of Anderson Township, Julie Ruggiero of Blue Ash and Becky Ishee of West Chester Township.

SCHOOL NOTES Students earn credit

Sycamore High School students Anne Brant, John Brooker, Dev Patel and Aaron Sears earned dual high school and college credit by completing the inaugural STEM Summer Academy at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The students successfully completed college-level courses in engineering technologies, bioscience or Spanish on an accelerated schedule. Students also received free tuition, parking and a lunch allowance along with a $700 stipend. The STEM Summer Academy at Cincinnati State was funded by a $167,000 grant from the Ohio Board of Regents.


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The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009.



Abigail E. Evans of Montgomery has been named a winner of Fifth Third Bank’s 2009 Fifth Third Scholarship Program. Established in 2004 by the Fifth Third Foundation and administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., the Fifth Third Scholarship

Program annually recognizes and rewards the academic and civic achievements of 17 children of Fifth Third employees. Each winner receives a one-time scholarship of $2,500 for undergraduate study at a college or university. Evans, who graduated from Sycamore High School, summa cum laude, and finished among the top five students in her class, is a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction and served as president of Sycamore’s National Honor Society. She was also co-director of MAGIC, a charitable, community-based a cappella singing ensemble and served as a volunteer for Operation Give Back, Unified for UNIFAT and Relay for Life. Evans will attend The Ohio State University as a Distinguished Scholar in the fall, and has been selected as one of 40 freshmen to participate in the OSU Leadership Collaborative. She is the daughter of David, a vice president in the corporate tax department with Fifth Third Bank, and Mary Lou Evans.

ARTrageous Saturdays

ARTrageous Saturdays begins its 23rd season Oct. 24 with comedic juggling from The Gizmo Guys, and wraps up in April 2010 with performances from Catskill Puppet Theater. The performing arts series for families with children ages 3 to 10 is sponsored by the city

of Blue Ash. All performances for ARTrageous Saturdays are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Muntz Theater, on the UC Raymond Walters College campus. Parking is free. Season subscriptions are $20 for all five performances. Single tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance. For more information, tickets or a complete list of the lineup, call 745-5705 or visit

Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Ash

Raymond Walters College is inviting music lovers to feel the rhythm in Blue Ash at the 23rd season of Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Ash concert series. The 2009-2010 series features local stars the Faux Frenchmen (Oct. 24), Kathy Wade (Nov. 14) and Percussion Group Cincinnati (Jan. 30) as well as newcomers the Hunt Family Fiddlers (March 6) and Irish step dancers. Season subscriptions for all concerts are now available for $35. Single tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Special student and child rates are also available. All concerts are at 8 p.m. in the Raymond Walters College Theater located in Muntz Hall. Parking is free. For ticket information, call the ticket hotline at 745-5705 or visit

First Honors – Lauren Elizabeth Eckhoff, Sarah Ruth Kappers, Claire Elizabeth Sheanshang and Katherine Grace Woebkenberg. Second Honors – Rachel Elizabeth Court, Katherine Alicia Metzger and Elizabeth Amorette Zilch.


First Honors – Natalie Patricia Bryans, Claire Elisabeth Niehaus, Emily Marie Nimrick, Michelle Christine Platz, Ellen Marie Reinhold and Meghan Anne Winter.


First Honors – Christine Louise Metzger and Shannon Marie Reilly. Second Honors – Katherine Elizabeth Albers and Jessica Parker Hedgebeth.


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Christian leaders

Ursuline Academy students in each class are invited to recognize the student in the class who best exemplifies integrity, kindness and compassion with the Christian Leadership Award. These students were honored at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the school year. The 2008-2009 Christian Leadership awardees are, from left: freshman Jennifer Holbrook of Montgomery, sophomore Grace Reifenberg of Loveland and junior Desirae Ball of Sharonville. The senior winner was Rebecca Callahan of Milford (not pictured).



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Some interesting things I’ve learned along the way 1) Tune your television to any channel that it doesn’t receive, and about one percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by … the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe. Bill Bryson “A Short History of Nearly Everything” 2) “The music of the spheres,” the Pythagorean metaphor that has inspired great composers throughout the ages, is no figment of human imagination. As music critic John Rockwell commented, “Who knew? All those philosophers and scientists and theoreticians who believed in the ancient Music of the Spheres were on to something. There is such a music, and it’s the note B-flat.” Rockwell refers to the fact that in 2003 astronomers using the Hubble telescope registered a “cosmic hum” emanating from black holes with “a frequency equivalent to a Bflat which in their instruments calculated to be 57 tones below middle C.” Among musicologists, this news from outer space has sparked an Internet quest for the emotional and

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aesthetic significance of B-flat …” Elizabeth Michael Boyle “Science as Sacred Metaphor”

3 ) “Why do kids today wear their baseball caps the wrong way round? asked someone wearing his peak-forward. “Two reasons,” said Kipling … First, you need ask yourself what signals a male needs to transmit to a potential mate in order to advertise his suitability as a source of strong genetic material, more likely to survive than that of his competitor males. One answer is brute physical strength. Now, consider the baseball cap. Worn in the traditional style it offer protection against the sun and also the gaze of aggressive competitors. By turning the cap around, the male is signaling that he doesn’t need this protection: he is tough enough to face the elements and the gaze of any who might threaten him. Second, inverting the cap is a gesture of non-conformity. Primates live in highly ordered social structures. Playing by the rules is considered essential. Turning

the cap around shows that the male is above the rules that constrain his competitors, and again signals that he has a superior strength. Julian Baggini “The Pig That Wants To Be Eaten” 4) For the first time in human history belief in God has become implausible in Western civilization, and to the very same extent it had

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been plausible for earlier generations. As a result, the religious believer is in a defensive position. He knows his belief will be challenged and that if this happens, he will have to explain himself either in religious terms that more often than not irritate the other rather than enlighten him, or in secular terms that are not adequate for expressing transcendence.

Therefore, you may expect people to draw back from talking about their religion and their spirituality, and to be afraid of encountering incomprehension if not down right rejection. Agneta Schreurs “Psychotherapy and Spirituality”

sion of self-consciousness. Marsha Sinetar “A Way Without Words” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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How to pickle that peck of peppers COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Nell Wilson’s pickled peppers recipe.

When I go out to the garden to pick peppers, I think of Nell Wilson, along with my sisters Sonia Ervin, Christine Lawson and Edith Hartwell. Nell is Ron Wilson’s mom. Ron is our gardening columnist and I met Nell years ago when I was a guest on Ron’s radio show. Nell’s pickled pepper recipe is one of the best. Sonia, Christine and Edith were the first of my sisters

to learn to make pickled peppers from my mom. Mom made big batches of everything. Nell’s version is for smaller batches, which are more doable for most of you. Even if you’ve never canned, I hope you try a batch. You’ll be glad you did when you compare the price of pickled peppers with home canned. The bonus is they make great gifts from the kitchen,

and you know exactly what’s in them.

Prepare peppers

Wash. Leave whole with a slit down the center, or Nell Wilson’s cut into slices as desired. I like to famous remove seeds if I slice pickled them, but this is Rita optional. peppers Heikenfeld *I make this Remember the with a mixture of Rita’s kitchen membrane that the mostly hot pepseeds are attached to pers. I usually don’t add 2 is the hottest part of the cups sugar; I’ll start out pepper, and the seeds are with half a cup, taste the the second hottest part. brine, and go from there. Place peppers in steril(Someone told me you ized, hot jars, packing tightcould also use Splenda). ly. Pour boiling brine over, If you have extremely covering peppers. hot peppers, though, the 2 Add seasonings, such as cups of sugar is not too garlic, bay leaf, herbs, etc. much. or leave plain. My sister, Christine, Wipe rims with wet makes my mom’s big batch cloth. Put lids on. No need version of these and uses no to process these as the vinesugar at all so it’s up to you. gar keeps bacteria out. As far as the yield, I Jars will seal on their don’t remember! It depends own – you’ll hear little on the size of the peppers, “pings� as the seal comwhether you use quart or pletes. Any that don’t seal pint jars, etc. just put in fridge. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

Sterilizing jars

Wash canning jars and lids, then put jars in a big pan, covered with water. Bring to a boil and boil 15 minutes. (If your dishwasher is hot enough, use that to sterilize the jars). Keep in hot water until you’re ready to fill.





6 cups clear vinegar, 5 percent acidity 2 cups water 1 â „2 to 2 cups sugar (see note above)* Bring brine to a boil. Let boil gently as you fill jars.

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Mourning the loss of a friend we never met Several years ago, my wife, Lee, and I were traveling in New Zealand. She accidently lost a prescription she had been carrying. And thus begins an interesting tale. A local gentleman found it and sent it to her physician with his return address. On our arrival at home we got a call from the physician asking if she knew a Mr. Fred Batty in New Zealand. She was not aware she had lost the prescription, but we were given Mr. Batty’s name and address. His kindness and interest required a thank you note. This started an irregular correspondence. We have to confess that we are not the best at writing letters, but, once or twice a year we exchanged letters. He wrote about his family and his interests. We

reciprocated. Though he was much older than us, we had a lot in common. We have learned that all of humanity has far more in Edward Levy common than Community the petty differPress guest ences that are inflated out of columnist jealousy or ignorance. As you will see as this salute progresses, it is worth meeting and learning of other people and cultures. Even though we didn’t meet Mr. Batty personally, we gained from the eagerly expected mail. It was a sad, though not unexpected letter we received recently

CH@TROOM Aug. 5 questions

Sycamore Township is trying to revitalize its Block Watch program. Do you think such program are effective? Why or why not? “Such a program is as effective as those that administer it, coordinate it and participate within it. “Over the years liaisons have come and gone for various reasons. “Citizenry participation has slowly started, gained momentum, drastically reduced and is now rebounding. “The purpose, to me, is be ever vigilant for as an extra set of ‘eyes’ for our law enforcement agents. “Some attend, and if their area of interest and or suggestion is not adopted or addressed they cease membership. “Others may come regularly, or rarely, due to other pending issues. “Some citizenry relish to denigrate activists, be it publicly or privately, while failing to follow up on the specific areas of concern or interests of some citizenry. “There should be absolutely no excuse for the lack of timely directed follow up of any query by a citizen to and from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Sycamore Township, Sycamore Township trustees, the Sycamore Township liaison, and the citizenry. Challenges to requests for public records needs to be appreciated, accepted and responded to in a timely basis. Participants must and have a right of expectation of reports, summaries, public records and followups to their queries, be it by phone, email, in person, letter, or a means that they themselves are comfortable with to accomplish that goal. “We cannot change what has happened in the past, be it positive or negative. “But, together, we can, again, hope to improve upon the present and future. “Everyone is given an opportunity to ask questions at these meetings, before, during or after it. “The meeting location is handicapped accessible and user friendly. “The local media has recently published a very positive photo/print piece on the new Sycamore Township liaison, Lt. Daniel P. Reid, and has mentioned the upcoming free cookout to be

Next questions Montgomery is going to spend more than $600,000 to upgrade the Neuilly- Plaisance Plaza. is this a good investment? Why or why not? What do you expect from the Bengals this season? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to nesuburban@community with Chatroom in the subject line. held at the Sycamore Township Administration Building at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, in hopes of inviting new or former members to participate and share information to make the Sycamore Township a better place for all. “Sycamore Township Blockwatch has been and can be an entity that is always striving to improve. “Your input and presence is always welcomed.” Crip Lover

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What are your favorite and least favorite memories from your school days? “One of my favorite memories from school was of our plane geometry class. The teacher was a soft-spoken, patient nun and she made learning the subject really fun. “Least favorite memory would have to be the day when two of my classmates conspired to go to another classroom before school started and bring back a guy with whom I had an argument the previous day. “I was totally surprised when I looked up from my desk and saw them standing there. As I was standing up, he sucker punched me.” B.B. “Going back to school in the fall when I was a child meant new shoes and school supplies that included new crayons and pencils. I loved the new box of crayons with the sharp ends! This was before computers, cell phones and calculators. “It was a long time ago, but nice to remember.” E.E.C.

informing us of his death. What is unusual is that we had become enough of a friend that we were included in the sad news. We will be extending our condolences to his exceptionally fine family. We also wish to share some of the comments from his personal farewell to his family and friends. What one will quickly learn is that he enjoyed his family and life in general. He lived life and love to the fullest. One of the best lessons one will gather from his farewell is that he treated the end of his life not as a tragedy, but an adventure. What we can all learn from this is that we all have a determined number of days. When we waste one, it is lost forever. An opportunity to do some

good for someone has been lost. Then the personal satisfaction of doing random acts of kindness is lost to you and not able to brighten the day of another person. He died a few months short of his 101st birthday. What follows are some excerpts from his personal celebration of his life. “Hello and welcome to this celebration of my life. – Eunice and I met on a blind date!! God, what a woman! She never got rid of me from that day forward. – I started work with a wheelwright at 14 years old, then I moved to be a ‘go-for’ with a small hardware company. “Later to become E.W. Sinton Ltd. I was one of the founders with Ted Sinton. Would you believe I stayed on that job for all of my working life doing various

jobs, but involving all of the hardware aspect including importing and wholesaling. Retiring after 63 years. – I have seen many changes over the last 100 years, from horse and cart to the modern motor car, early radio to the Internet and e mail, but the basic values of life remain the same – look after and love one another and the blessing of life will be yours. Enough, enough. I am sure there are others here today who will add some ditties to this and please feel free to do so. This is a celebration of my life, not a funeral.” To this we can only add our personal farewell for a life well spent. Our best wishes to Fred’s family. They retain the memory of a truly remarkable man. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

The season for reminiscing Recent posts and response from Jamie Green’s Moments in Montgomery blog at

Where did the summer go? “When I think of summer, I think of long, hot, lazy days, drinking lemonade, and doing fun things with the family that we usually don’t have time to do during the school year. Then, I woke up on Monday with the realization that it was August and I thought ‘Where did the summer go?’ This year was definitely not lazy. It was definitely not hot. And, this summer seemed to fly by faster than usual. “My impression of a typical Montgomery family’s summer begins with cookouts with friends

on backyard patios and the kids playing with neighborhood friends while attending various types of camps, maybe joining a local swim team. Add into this, the occasional out-of-town family and friends stopping by for a visit or maybe you go out of town to visit them. Then, of course, many families take a family vacation. Some families take several weeks, some are only a few days, some families go far away while others travel a short distance or decide to visit local attractions. Last, by not least, many families attend local festivals like Bastille Day, 4th of July parade, concerts, and fireworks. “In July, we did a staycation with a twist. We drove to our friend’s house near New York City

About Moments in Montgomery

Montgomery resident Jamie Green is author of the Moments in Montgomery blog. To read her thoughts and post your comments, visit where we did fun things around their area like the Bronx Zoo, toured the Intrepid air craft carrier, spent a day at a friend’s pool, lots of great food and lots of visiting with friends and family. “What did you do this summer? Vacation? Staycation? Swim team? Kids going to camps? Family adventures? Was it different from other years? Did the summer seem to fly by for your family too?”

You can help cut smog It thrives during summer. You can barely see it coming, but at its worst it has been known to kill. It is particularly dangerous for children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems, but it does not discriminate – affecting every person it comes into contact with. What is this silent pollutant? Smog. The word itself comes from a combination of smoke and fog, two things that have a similar look to smog’s hazy appearance. However, the white vapor that makes up smog is actually a form of air pollution. “Smog is a very serious issue in our region, negatively affecting the health of our residents and the environment we live in,” said Steve Pendery, president of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments and Campbell County executive judge. “It’s a concern that should be on the minds of everyone in the area - especially during this time of year.” Smog can be caused by a variety of chemical reactions, but in the Greater Cincinnati area the main component is ground-level ozone. This type of ozone is the very same gas that is found miles above earth’s surface in the ozone layer, but when ozone is close to the ground it is labeled as groundlevel ozone or “bad” ozone. Smog and ground-level ozone are both created when heat and sunlight react with vehicular and industri-

al emissions, also sign up to receive an e-mail causing danger- or fax alert by calling the number. Smog is particularly harmful ous effects on people’s health for children, the elderly and peoand the environ- ple with asthma or respiratory problems because their lungs are ment. Smog affects more sensitive to air pollution. It the lungs’ is recommended that these groups working capaci- limit outdoor activity during smog Emily ty, making it alerts. There are also a variety of Feldman harder to ways to reduce individual air polIt can lution. Community breath. “By staying informed and cause shortness Press guest of breath, pain, making simple adjustments to our columnist wheezing and daily routine, we can all help coughing as reduce this harmful form of pollution,” said OKI well as nose and Executive Direceye irritation. Mark PolicinsInhaling smog Smog is particularly tor ki. “Keeping track can create longerlasting health harmful for children, the of smog alerts helps us know problems, such elderly and people with when those as, chronic adjustments are inflammation of asthma or respiratory crucial.” lung tissue, problems because their Some of these increased respiraadjustments tory symptoms, lungs are more sensitive include walking, heart attacks, lung disease and to air pollution. riding a bike or carpooling to chronic bronchireduce vehicle tis. Throughout the year, air pollu- emissions and filling up vehicles tion levels are monitored. When and using gasoline powered lawn there are high levels of emissions equipment after 8 p.m. More information about smog in the presence of sunlight or high temperatures, a smog alert is and tips to reduce air pollution issued to warn individuals of the can be found at www.DoYourpollution. Local media outlets or by calling 1-800announce when a smog alert is in 621-SMOG. effect - but smog alert information Emily Feldman is the Ohio-Kentuckycan also be found by calling 1Indiana Regional Council of 800-621-SMOG. Residents can Governments clean air assistant.

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Baseball tryouts

The 13U Cincy Chargers will have tryouts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the North Sycamore Recreation Facility on Solzman Road. Secondary parking is also available on School Road. The Chargers play in the Southwest Ohio League of select baseball and are based out of the northern part of Hamilton County. Contact Rob Quatkemeyer at 236-3216. • The 17U Cincinnati Warriors (formally the Midland Warriors), an established SWOL baseball team is seeking solid, committed players for the 2010 season. Tryouts will be Aug. 23, at Sellman Field Park behind Madeira Middle School from 4-6 p.m. Contact Bob Bolubasz at 474-5399 evenings/weekends or email at

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Defense brings experience to Sycamore By Katie Hull

On the team

A hint of uncertainty is in store for the Sycamore Aviator’s offensive line this upcoming season. The Aviators were 8-2 last year, finishing fourth in the Greater Miami Conference. “We’ve got quite a few returning starters,� said head coach Scott Dattilo. Those players include seniors Paul Yanow (LB), Tim Andrews (DE), Tyler Dowdall (OLB), Alex Segal (LB), Jordan Kolb, who has moved from offensive to defensive line, and junior Darius Hillary (DB). The only returning player for the offensive line is senior Austin Baas, tight end for the Aviators. “I think our strengths are our defense, we’re returning a lot of guys that played last year,� said Dattilo. “I think

Game days

Aug. 28 Glen Este Sept. 4 Springboro Sept. 11 @ Roger Bacon Sept. 18 @ Middletown Sept. 25 Lakota West Oct. 2 @ Hamilton Oct. 9 Colerain Oct. 16 Fairfield Oct. 23 @ Lakota East Oct. 30 @ Mason All games at 7:30 p.m.

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Sycamore defensive end Tim Andrews will be one of the forces on defense for the Aviators. our run d e f e n s e should be p r e t t y strong. The speed and experience of the Dowdall defensive line will be vital and much to their advantage this year, said Dattilo. “The flip side is that offensively we’re going to be an inexperienced group.� Team speed will be a huge factor on the Aves’ success. “We’ve always wanted to run the ball first regard-

Yanow Dattilo less,� said Dattilo. “That’s how you win football games I believe in high school.� Dattilo, who is entering upon his fourth year with the Aviators, has a 27-6 career record since, when he brought Sycamore a taste of success. “We want to go play our


1 Robert Stein JR 2 Danny Berghoff JR 3 Darius Hillary JR 4 Tim Washington SO 5 David Hopewell SR 6 Kyle Sess SO 7 Brandon Murphy SR 8 Mike Streicher JR 9 Joey Crusham JR 10Alex Davis JR 11Mike Reese SR 12Joey Bruscato JR 13Chris Adams SO 14Tyler Dowdall SR 15Jonathan Coddington SR 16J.P. Faust SO 17Joey Cook SR 18Ele Contraras SO 19Will Bundy SO 20Bo Weber SO 21Jack Bernard SO 22Colin Murray JR 23John Mayripolis SO 24Tony Ancona SR 25Kgai Jones SR 26Alec Diersing JR 27Paul Yanow SR 28Andrew Goldfarb JR 29Dayshai MinnifieldSO 31DeCarlos Smith SR 32Vinnie Liberatore SO 33Mike Severence SO 34Cody Sadler JR 35Jonah Bettman SO 37Mike Gray SO 38Matt Brody SO



hardest, play our best and our goals are more in the line of effort,� said Dattilo. “We want to do things right.� The Aviator’s dedication and determination will work

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39Donta Higgins SR DL 42Jordan Rothchild SO FB/LB 43Mike Sussman SR LB 44Kevin Carroll JR LB 45Alex Segal SR LB 46Mike Tufts JR P 48Tim Andrews SR DL 50Seante Lackey JR OL 51Adam Cole SO OL/DL 52Dan McCarthy SR OL 53Dylan Sparks SO OL 55Sam Pyles JR OL 56Jordan Kolb SR DL/OL 57 Andrew Solomon SR OL 58Eric Zientek SR LB 59Shane Hensley SO DL 61Jake Schwarberg SR OLB 63Chase Johnson SO DL 66Ben Mather SO OL/DL 67 Nick Dougherty SO OL 68Aaron Grzegorzewski JR OL 70 Kevin Doherty SR OL/DL 71 Sam Stewart JR OL 73 Chris Conley SO OL 74 Justin Murray JR OL 75 Jalen Rhodes JR DL 77 Josh Kaplan SR OL 78 Ben Rader JR OL 79 Jordan Reed SO OL/DL 81Desmond Hodge JR WR 82John Whiting JR TE 83Austin Baas SR TE 85Daryl Williams SO DB 87 Pierce Quinn JR WR 88A.J. Williams SO TE 89Peter Giannetti SO DL 90Joel Tate SO TE/DL 93Kenny Hester SO DL/OLB

toward their advantage this season as well. “I have a team with great leaders,� said Dattilo. “They enjoy football, work hard and are committed to the football program.�

CHCA looks for repeat in MVC league By Tony Meale

The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy football team returns a dozen starters – six on offense and six on defense – from a squad that steamrolled through the 2008 regular season unblemished en route to an 11-1 finish. Senior quarterback Alec Swartz is back under center

for the E a g l e s ’ high-octane offense, which scored just under 33 points per game Taylor last year. Swartz, who threw for more than 2,000 yards as a junior, earned All-State honors and was named the Cincinnati Enquirer Division V

On the team Name


Max Adams JR Matt Alvarado JR Cameron ArmstrongSO Blake Avery JR Wes Carlson SR Adam Chappelle FR Didi Charles JR Gabe Collins JR Anthony Corrado JR Kevin Degroft FR Tyler Dixon SO Pierson Dunn SO Brad Feldman JR Jason Finch SO Dontay Fletcher SO John Fuller SO Brandon Gerlinger SR Doyen Harris SR Jeff Horsting SO Zach James FR Austin Jones SO Tyler Kirbabas SO Stephen Koch SR Sean Lally SR Nick Lawley FR




Ben Lewis John Lloyd Chris McCollum Will Meyer David Moss Tim Overstreet Bobby Paola Andrew Perkins Ben Peters Joe Reifenberg James Riley Jake Schomaker Ben Scott Jordan Smith Ian Smith Jamie Stagnaro Jeff Stagnaro Alec Swartz Nick Taylor Jacob Thiel Josh Thiel Jake Tome Will Tso Eliseo Vizcaino A.J. Walden Brandon Walker Nick Weaver




Player of the Year. He appears primed for another big season, especially since his top target, senior Andrew Perkins, returns at wide receiver. Perkins, a first-team all-state performer, led the team in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns last season. “We return the majority of our skill position players from last year’s team,� head coach Eric Taylor said. The Eagles’ defense, which allowed nine points or fewer six times last year, figures to be stout yet again, as the team’s top tacklers – seniors Doyen Harris and Jake Schomaker – are both back at linebacker. The special teams, with senior all-state kicker Joe Reifenberg and senior allstate punter John Lloyd, may be the best in Ohio. “Our special teams will be very strong,� said Taylor, who led his team to a Miami Valley Conference championship last year with a 7-0 record in league play. The Eagles hope to avoid a letdown like the one they suffered in 2008 – a 20-10 loss to West Jefferson in the second round of the playoffs. “We will be inexperienced in line play and will

Game days


Senior defensive end Jake Schomaker wraps up Ryan Hartsig (21) during summer practice for the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Eagles. need to develop quickly to achieve our goals,� Taylor said. “Our players have

worked hard in the offseason in hopes of moving further this postseason.�


Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior quarterback Alec Swartz threads another pass during quarterback drills.


Aug. 28 @ Wyoming HS/MS Sept. 4 Madeira Sept. 11 @ Mariemont Sept. 18 New Miami Sept. 25 @ North College Hill Oct. 2 Summit Country Day Oct. 9 @ Lockland Oct. 16 North Hardin – 8 p.m. Oct. 23 Clark Montessori Oct. 30 @ Cincinnati Country Day All games 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.






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Moeller eyes GCL, state titles in 2009 By Mark Chalifoux

The 2008 Moeller Crusaders had a lot of questions heading into the first season under new head coach John Rodenberg. The 2009 Crusaders have considerably fewer as Moeller returns a considerable amount of Division-I caliber talent and boasts a strong senior class, making the Crusaders one of the top teams in the city.

Rush Galvin “We’ve worked awfully hard in the weight room and the seniors have been great leaders in the winter and summer. With all the returning starters, we hope to have a lot of success,”

On the team No. Name

2 Tucker Skove 4 Adam Schaffer 5 Alex Fine 6 Shaquille Jinks 8 Kyle Basile 9 Drew Rosselot 10Corey Smith 12Andrew Hendrix 13Tyler Mikolajewski 15David Whitehead 16Charlie Fiessinger 17Josh Burandt 18Joe Combs 19Jeff Aubin 21Bubba Hoctor 22Jordan Widmeyer 23Steven Kuhlman 24Trent Williford 25Davis Arnold 26Kyle Bobay 27Anthony Hall 28A.J. Gatio 29Joseph Bracken 30Nick Marchionda 31Kyle Walker 32Ethan McAlpine 33Garett Mize 34Collin Joyce 35James Rogan 36Carson Scheidler 37Adam Deyhle 38Robert Campbell 39Richie Dyer 40C.J. Anderson 41Jesse Hayes 42Tyler Hutchinson 43Alex Hider 44Marcus Rush 45Greg Leksan 46Daniel Lang



47 Dylan Ruter JR 48John Tanner SO 49Tyler Williford SO 51Mitchell Kremer SR 52Alex Powell JR 53Kevin Petit SR 54Dominic DeNoma JR 55Michael Zoller JR 56Nick Galvin SR 57 Kendall Walker JR 58Chad Mackey SR 60Jon Hanes JR 61Jon Smith SR 64Andrew Blum JR 65Michael Blum JR 66Brad Josephson SR 67 Joe Tull JR 72 Nicholas Curry JR 73 Adam Klever SR 74 Jeff Tanner SR 78 Ali Kassem SR 79 Sam Fraley JR 80David Schneider SR 81Troy Suter SR 82Spender Hidy SR 83Landen Hunter SR 84Ryan Logan JR 85Cameron McCluskey JR 86Andrew Curtin JR 87 Thomas Meier JR 88Monty Madaris SO 89Max Richey JR 90Shane Kroger SR 91Eric Osborn JR 92Michael DeVita JR 93Patrick Tosh JR 94Jordan Stricker SR 95Wyatt Rusche JR 96Patrick Matthews SR 97 Garrett Lotz SR 98Max DeZarn SO 99Tyler Visagie SR


Rodenberg said. The offense should be balanced and will be led by Notre Dame-bound Andrew Hendrix. Hendrix threw for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2008. Running backs Richie Dyer and Jeff Aubin combine to provide a talented running game for the Crusaders as the duo led the Moeller ground attack in 2008. The offensive line has a pair of strong standouts in Division I collegiate prospects Jeff Tanner and Ali Kassem. Ball State-bound tight end David Schneider should be a big target in the passing game as Schneider led the Crusaders in receiving touchdowns in 2008. Wideout Trent Williford is another receiver with big play capabilities. On defense, the Crusaders will be led by a strong front seven. The defensive line is led by two Division I collegiate prospects, senior Marcus Rush and junior Jessie Hays. The linebackers for Moeller are led by another Division I collegiate prospect, Nick Galvin. Kendall Walker and Garret Mize are two more big-play linebackers for the Crusaders. Moeller also returns cornerback Ethan McAlpine, who was one of the leaders in interceptions in the GCL in 2008. The schedule will be tough again for Moeller in 2009. “People don’t call us ot play unless they are going to be pretty good,” Rodenberg said. “Our feeling is once we get to the playoffs, we are battle-tested.” Moeller has tough games


Key players for Moeller High School this season are, from left, Andrew Hendrix, David Schneider, Ali Kassem and Jeff Tanner.

Game days


Moeller High School head coach John Rodenberg talks to his team Aug. 5 to get his team set for the 2009 season. against Lakewood St. Edward and Winton Woods as well as a tough GCL slate. Elder is looked at as the other power in the GCL South in 2009, but Rodenberg said fans shouldn’t sleep on St. Xavier. “St. X has a chip on their shoulder and that scares me,” he said. “They aren’t used to struggling like they did last year and will come out guns blazing. Watch out for them.”

Rodenberg said the 2009 Crusaders will be bigger, especially in the trenches and that the year of experience with the players has helped everyone get used to his system. “Everyone knows where they fall in and where to go,” he said. “I’ve been real pleased with how things have worked out.” Rodenberg said the program puts a lot of pressure on itself to contend for a

Aug. 29 Winton Woods – 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 @ Hamilton Sept. 11 @ Centerville Sept. 19 @ Findlay – 7 p.m. Sept. 26 Mentor – 2 p.m. Oct. 3 Highland Park Community Oct. 9 @ Elder Oct. 16 La Salle Oct. 24 @ St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 30 St. Xavier All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. GCL title and a state title and that the Crusaders have their sights set on both in 2009. He also said that any team lives and dies with a senior class and that Moeller’s class of 2009 is a good one. “I really like the senior class,” he said. “They are positive and determined. I’m really pleased with this class and fans are going to see a good football team.”

Bombers look to bounce back By Tony Meale

The Bombers have been there before – and now they want to get back. In December 2007, the St. Xavier High School football team capped its second undefeated season in three years, won a state title and was widely considered one of the top teams in the country. In October 2008, the Bombers lost three of their last four regular season games – all by three points – and finished 4-6 and missed the playoffs. “(Our players) want to forget about last year,” head coach Steve Specht said.

Game days

Aug. 28 @ Colerain – 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 @ Indianapolis Cathedral Sept. 11 @ St. Xavier Louisville Sept. 18 Trinity High School Sept. 25 @ Highlands Oct. 2 Elder Oct. 9 La Salle Oct. 17 St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 24 @ St. Ignatius – 2 p.m. Oct. 30 @ Archbishop Moeller All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. “This is a new year with new opportunities.”


St. Xavier High School seniors Luke Massa, left, and Matt James, right, hope to lead the Bombers back to state in 2009.

Leading the renaissance will be senior quarterback Luke Massa, who suffered a broken collarbone at Louisville Trinity last September and was lost for the season. Providing protection up front is Matt James (6-8, 280), who is considered one of the top offensive lineman in the nation and is ranked the fourth-best overall player in the 2010 class by Ohio High Magazine. “(Massa and James) bring experience,” Specht said. “They both started on our ‘07 state team, and they understand the expectations of the program.” Other returning senior starters include Nick Weston (DB), Will Carroll (DB) and Nigel Muhammed (DL). St. X also hopes to get production from juniors Daniel Braswell (RB) and Steven Daniels (FB/LB), as well as seniors Jeff Kraemer (WR) and Alex Longi (WR/TE). “We’re still trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle,” Specht said. As has become the custom, the Bombers face a daunting schedule this season; in addition to their regular GCL foes, St. X will square off against Indianapolis Cathedral, Lakewood St. Edward and Cleveland St. Ignatius. With such a tough weekto-week schedule, Specht remains focused on the big picture. “Our goal never changes

– we want to get better,” he said. “I believe when you’re coaching kids, the goal should always be to get better. We’re trying to go 1-0 every week.” The Bombers will try to go 1-0 in their seasonopening showdown with Colerain at Nippert Stadium on Aug. 28. St. X came up

short in that same setting last year, 13-8. “Colerain is one of the best teams in the state,” Specht said. “I think we’re going to go in and compete our tails off. Win, lose or draw, (our fans) will be proud of us.”


Steve Specht hopes to lead the Bombers back to the postseason after missing the playoffs in 2008.

On the team No. Name

Year Pos.

2 Tanner Vidal SR 3 Alexander Longi SR 3 Chris Gradone JR 4 Conor Hundley SO 5 Nate Ley SR 6 Jake Rumpke JR 7 Tyler Smith SR 8 Steven Daniels JR 9 Chris Logeman SR 9 Mack Ohlinger JR 10Sam Kimble SR 10Nigel Muhammad SR 11Ike Davidoski SR 12Michael Fitzpatrick 12Max James JR 13Nick Albers JR 13Tommy Klenk JR 14Ryan Kampbel JR 14Luke Massa SR 15Griffin Dolle SO 15Jake Koopman SR 16Rob Doerger JR 16Jack Gusweiler SR 17EJ Parchment SO 17Nick Sabert SR 18Patrick Brown JR 18Kevin Hegman SR 19Will Carroll SR 20Max Mello SR 20Trey Sherman JR 21Evan Ballinger SO 21Jake Potts SR 22Kyle Millard JR 22Nick Weston SR 23Nick Barnett JR 23Daniel Braswell JR 24Christian WojtaszekJR 25Robert Leonard SR


26Patrick Guetle SR 27Quinn Patterson SR 28Lonnie Rucker SR 29Jake Brodbeck JR 30Vincent Torchia SR 31Andy Dorger JR 32Garrett Gilpin JR 32Jovanie Stewart SR 33Connor Buczek JR 34Sean Duggan JR 35Ian Rothan JR 35Jacob Sander JR 36Knoell Palmer SR 37Joe Neiser JR 38Brian Hawking JR 38Will Washburn JR 39Marcus Hughes JR 40Andrew Arand SO 41Joe Laverty SR 42Stoney Luttmer SR 43Thomas SchilderinkSR 44Dylan Ellis JR 44Gregory Versteeg SR 45Zach Fleming JR 46Connor McCurren JR 47 Sam Castellini SR 48Nick Lewis SR 50Nathan Gerbus SO 51Evan Prophit JR 52Alec Pawlukiewicz SR 52Xavier French JR 53Brad Stuhlreyer SR 54Eric Gantzer SR 55Patrick Barrett JR 55David Kinne SR 56Cory Brunton SR 57 Austin Chapman SR 58Alex Breen SO 58Christian Zenni SR


59Paul Minutolo 60Eric Kramer 61Patrick Ahern 62Matt Blevins 63Rico Deluca 63Andrew Kucia 64Cecil Walker 66Adam Hogeback 67 Brandyn Cook 67 Mark Hall 68Daniel McCuen 69Billy Metz 70 James Chapline 71 Max Danenhauer 72 Steven Smith 74 Ryan Schnieber 77 Mitch Molnar 78 Matt James 79 Jack Woodall 80Steven Sieber 81Tom Spraul 82Kevin Milligan 83Ryan Brady 84Kyle Hartmann 85Jeff Kraemer 86Neal Eckstein 87 Drew Hart 88Adam Zuboski 89Trey Cassidy 90Nick Ruch 91Leland Askew 92Clifton Thacker 93Conner Carman 94Jimmy Bossart 95Adrian Smith 96Michael McIntyre 97 Andy Spitznagel 98Michael Griffith 99JR Sandhas


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Dietz brothers set to lead CCD By Anthony Amorini

All things offense will once again revolve around the brothers Dietz for the Cincinnati Country Day Indians. Senior running back Max Dietz is the “focal point” of the Indians’ offense after taking Division VI All State honors in 2008, head Dunn coach Tim Dunn said. Max received handoffs, pitches and passes from his older brother Alex Dietz, a 2009 graduate, last fall. Sophomore Jake Dietz takes over at quarterback for Alex and gives Max yet another sibling delivering the ball. “We think our skill guys are good enough to make us a threat, but Alex was very effective,” Dunn said of shifting to a sophomore Dietz at quarterback rather than a senior. “We hope we can pass a little to keep some balance, but we’ll see how it goes with a sophomore quarterback.” Judging from Alex’s and Max’s successes in 2008, Dunn hopes Jake hits the ground running, he said. Max led CCD with 1,163 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns last fall. He also accounted for 627 yards receiving. Alex threw for almost 1,200 yards and rushed for more than 400 yards as a senior. Senior running back Lawrence Ervin is also a returning starter for the Indians. Ervin scored 36 points for the Indians as a junior. On the offensive line, seniors Matt Lesser and Clint Thomas are the only players returning for Dunn. “We don’t have a lot of size on the line and they are young,” Dunn said. “We will be depending a lot on the young guys on the line.” Defensively, Ervin returns to the Indians’ secondary after tallying 100 tackles including 75 unassisted in 2008. Junior inside linebacker Wyatt Tiffany finished with 74 tackles last fall and returns to anchor the Indians’ defense alongside Ervin, Dunn said. Lesser and Thomas, both defensive linemen, finished

On the team


Mick Abrahamson Chance Aldred Jules Cantor Reed Davis Basil DeJong Jake Dietz Max Dietz Scottie Dillingham Will Duncan Lawrence Ervin Evan Finch Will Fritz Conner Frohm Emmett Gladden Vincent Hardon Devere Highsmith Matt Lesser Matthew Mack Anthony McDaniel Arjun Minhas Robert Park Jordan Patterson Russell Patterson Jon Strickland Clint Thomas Wyatt Tiffany Ben Valido Jack Victor Hawkins Warren Trevor Yates

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with 45 tackles and 40 tackles, respectively. Thomas also produced nine sacks for CCD. “I think we still have to grow a lot as a team,” Dunn said while looking forward to games against 2008 playoff teams including North College Hill, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and Lockland. “We have to have a good night to beat any one of those three teams, but it would be nice,” Dunn added.

Game days

Aug. 28 @ Clermont Northeastern Sept. 4 Oyler Sept. 11 @ Taylor Sept. 17 @ Clark Montessori – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 @ Summit Country Day – 7 p.m. Oct. 2 @ North College Hill Oct. 9 Dayton Christian Oct. 16 Lockland Oct. 23 @ New Miami Oct. 30 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Cincinnati Country Day linebacker Wyatt Tiffany charges toward the line on a blitz during a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 14, against Mariemont.


Cincinnati Country Day running back Max Dietz, right, takes a handoff from Lawrence Ervin during a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 14, against Mariemont.

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and colliding with another player last year, Shaun A., a junior small forward from Miami University-Hamilton knew exactly what had happened and who to call. “I tore my right ACL in high school and our team athletic trainer recommended Dr. Marc Galloway at Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center,” says Shaun. “That surgery made my knee stronger than ever. So when I heard the same “pop” in my other knee I knew what to do.” “It is not uncommon for a patient to suffer an ACL tear in the opposite knee,” remarks Marc Galloway, M.D. sports orthopaedic surgeon at CSMOC. “This is a phenomenon we are hoping to address by developing specific prevention programs. The good news is Shaun responded as well to his second procedure as his first and the strong dedication he showed in both recoveries can be seen on the court this season.” “Dr. Galloway and the rehab team helped me focus on my goals and to reach them. My left knee is actually stronger now after the surgery. Both knees are feeling great and the quad and jumping exercises they had me do made my jumping better. I’m looking forward to playing my senior year.”




A parent’s worst nightmare is seeing their child in

anguish for any reason. For Debbie K. of Pennsylvania, it was watching her daughter, Bethany face the harsh reality that her collegiate soccer career was over, one year too soon. A three-time American Mideast Conference Player of the Year, Bethany was sidelined due to excruciating knee pain and failed surgeries. Call it coincidence or call it fate, Bethany’s aunt in Los Angeles, California also suffered knee pain and researched Dr. Frank Noyes’ name from the internet and recommended him to her niece. Dr. Noyes discovered a rare, overlooked, complication with Bethany’s prior meniscus repair procedures and was able to restore her knee and relieve her unrelenting pain. “Bethany had multiple complex knee injuries that are rare to see and require a special level of training and expertise found only in an orthopaedic center of excellence,” says Frank R. Noyes, M.D., Director, CSMOC. “Our patient focused treatment included proven clinical, surgical and rehabilitation options. This care, combined with Bethany’s determination and motivation, produced a remarkable outcome.” How did Bethany do following Dr. Noyes’ surgery? She capped her career at Houghton College with a 4th Player of the Year honor and was the leading all-time scorer among other titles. “It was a true miracle what he was able to do for her,” says Debbie K. “For someone who thought her career had ended too soon, it was a miraculous ending for my daughter.”

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Crestview Hills KY


Northeast Suburban Life

Football Preview

August 19, 2009

Indian Hill returns talent but has holes By Mark Chalifoux

The most important part of Indian Hill High School’s football season is the nonconference slate. The first three games of the season, against McNicholas, Valley View Theisen and Turpin high schools, will more than likely decide the Braves’ postseason fate. Indian Hill lost two of their first three in 2008 and missed the playoffs. “A season can be made in those first three weeks,”

new head coach Mike Theisen said. “We use last season as a motivating tool. Two of those first three games have to be victories for us.” The Braves have an extremely athletic squad in 2009 but have some big holes to fill in the trenches. Indian Hill graduated all but one starting lineman from 2008. “We have some extremely talented skill players that are back and we think we have some young kids that will step up on the line,” Theisen said. Among the returning skill players is running back Jacob Bauer. Bauer ran for 366 yards and six touch-

On the team No. Name

Year Pos.

1 Kevin Kreftong SR WR/DB 2 Parker Bell SR DB 3 Marc Lubitz SR DB 4 Matt Littman SR DB 5 Jacob Bauer SR RB 7 Billy Hosmer SR WR 8 Jack Schaub SO LB 9 Tanner Landstra FR QB 10Teddy Kremchek SO WR 12Tyler Marrs SO QB 13Abdul Ajwah SO WR 14Sam Voss JR QB 15Mason McClay FR RB 16Tres Irvine FR WR 17Sam Hendricks SR QB 18Zack Lutz FR QB 19Adam Bell SR DB/WR 20Jon Griggs FR WR 21Mykel Kilgore FR RB 22Daniel O’Donnell SO WR 23Aaron Taylor FR WR 24Jay Schroeder SR TE 25Sam Chabut SO LB 26Brian Boone SO WR 27Colin Hill SR DL 28Bill Thomas SR DB 29Aaron Sommerville FR WR 30Trevor Bahner JR WR 31Logan Korman SR WR/K 32Jake Schreckenhofer SO LB 34Jacob Fiore SO DB 35Will SchreckenhoferSO RB 36Reid Lockwood JR RB 38Kyle Combs JR LB 39Jordon Conn FR WR 40Sami Taha JR DL 41Chris Bowman SO DL 42A.J. Froehlich SR DL 43Daron Artis SO DL

Game days

Aug. 28 @ Wayne – 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 George Washington Community Sept. 11 @ Glen Este Sept. 18 Fairfield Sept. 25 @ Lakota East Oct. 2 @ Colerain Oct. 9 Oak Hills Oct. 16 @ Lakota West Oct. 23 Hamilton Oct. 30 Middletown All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

44Max Hendricks SR DB 45Mick Thomas SR LB 46Wenhoo Zhou JR DB 47 James Brendamour FR TE 48Greg Maull JR RB 49Jake Thomas JR LB 50Jamie Lackman SR OL/DL 51Joe Becker SO OL 52Ben Hovey FR OL 53Aaron Hatfield FR OL 54Jordan Schriner SO DE 55Anthony Schneider FR OL 56Nick Sanders FR OL 58Tommy McClure SO OL 59Rob Becker SO OL 60Marc Sibai JR DL 61Jeff Baynham JR OL 63Christian Theriault FR OL 64Andy Barefield JR OL/DL 65Deion Stewart JR OL 66Steve Bell SO OL 67 Patrick Callahan SR OL 68Andrew WittenbrookJR OL 70 Adam Anderson FR OL 71 Arlie Whitacker FR OL 72 Macon Lindberg JR OL 73 Peter Schubeler JR OL 74 Dario Spasic SR OL 76 Andrew Turvey SR OL 77 Scott Brendamour JR DL 81Jeremy Dollin SR DL/TE 82Jacob Wittenbrook FR WR 83Jon Gibson FR WR 84Austin Trout SO WR 85Patrick Ryall SO WR 88Robert Stephens FR TE 92Alex Silvati JR DL 93Dan Harding JR DE 96Clayton Hosmer FR WR 98Dawson Stokley SO DL

Game days

Aug. 28 Archbishop McNicholas Sept. 4 @ Valley View Sept. 11 Turpin Sept. 18 @ Deer Park Sept. 25 Madeira Oct. 2 Mariemont Oct. 9 Reading Oct. 16 @ Taylor Oct. 23 Finneytown Oct. 30 @ Wyoming All games at 7:30 p.m. downs in five games in 2008. Bauer had another 230 yards receiving and missed five games due to injury. Bauer is one of the top weapons for the Braves’ offense in 2009. “He had an excellent winter and summer and is looking extremely good,” Theisen said. “He’s a 1,500yard rusher if he stays healthy.” The difficult job of replacing three-year quarterback Bo Cordell, who threw for almost 3,000 yards in 2008, belongs to Sam Hendricks. Hendricks is a gifted athlete who was second on the team in receiving in 2008. “He’s awfully talented and can throw well and can run the ball,” Theisen said. “He’s an extremely talented runner and we will be more run oriented than pass oriented this year.” The team also returns athletic wideout Adam Bell and a tall threat in receiver Kevin Krefting. The defense will be young for the Braves and will have to get up to speed quickly to be a factor in the team’s non-conference games. Theisen said the CHL should be much improved in 2009 as well. “Madeira is better, Mariemont is better and Wyoming will be an excellent football team,” he said.


Indian Hill senior Tight End Jeremy Dollin perfects his hand/eye coordination pulling in a pass from his quarterback. “I think everyone will be better and we won’t be able to walk through the league like the past four years.” Ultimately, Theisen said

Princeton football in rebuilding mode By Roger Rosenthal

Princeton football coach Bill Leach hopes to bring the Vikings back to dominance,


Princeton High School senior quarterback Bryan Shelby loosens up his passing arm during practice.

but they will seem to be in a rebuilding mode for the 2009 season. L e a c h said he Leach believes if the first-year players step up early, it could be a successful season. “We’ll be filling a lot of holes this year after graduating seniors at key positions,” the third-year coach said. Key returning players on offense are senior quarterback Spencer Ward, senior lineman A.J. Hood, senior tight end Kyle Budde and wide receivers senior Bryan Shelby and junior Jay McCants. Key returnees on defense are seniors defensive lineman Rakeem Chandler and defensive back Josh West. “We have the talent to put some points on the scoreboard, but we’ll be put to the test early trying to stop our opponents, “ Leach said. The Vikings were 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the

it boils down to the first three games of the season. “We need to make sure we’re at mid-season form in the first few weeks. We

have no margin for error,” he said. “I’d rather it come down to the end of the season but for us it’s at the beginning.

On the team No. Name

Year Pos.

2 Josh West SR 3 Bryan Shelby SR 4 Garyn Price SR 5 Tevin Redmon SR 6 Alfie Tivis SR 7 Ryan Sawyer SR 8 Justin Cornwall JR 9 Kayman SeaboroughSR 10NikkoSmith JR 11Spencer Ware SR 12Tony Lathers SR 13Nate McGill SO 14Darrell Curtis SR 15DeAuntay Francis SR 16Romell Key SO 17Jay McCants JR 18Antonio Trujillo SR 19Jalon Allen JR 20Howard Tidwell JR 21Keynonis Davis JR 22Dujuan Thompson JR 23Leondre Gray JR 24Shawntino Johnson DB 25Adrin Williams JR 26Cedric White JR 27Tony Hendrix SO 28Josh Newell JR 29Mike Ivenso SO 30Tim Easterling JR 31Anthony Baker SO 32Dominique WilliamsSR 34Marcus Davis SO 35Greg Boglin JR 36Jovante Woods SO 37Jacob Lawson SO 38Darian Nelson SO 39Jamon Akins JR 40Tony Woods JR 41Maurice Williams JR 42Donald Newell SO 43Alonzo Brown SO 44Charles Mason SO


Greater Miami Conference last year. The Viking coach feels the top teams will be Colerain, Lakota West and Middletown, however he thinks that a good start will give the team some early confidence that could help

45Jahlil Croley SO LB 46Todd Leach JR LB/TE 47 Daryan Martin SO WR 48Kyle Reeves JR LB 50Robert Thompson SO OL 51Austin Booher SO LB 52Jeremy Stepp SR LB 55Gary Gray JR LB 56Antonio Graham SO LB 58Jamir Cottingham SR LB 61Austin Harris SO OL 63Kevin Phillips JR DL 64Micah Harper SO 65Josh Williams JR DL 67 Montez Akins JR DL 68CJ Chamberlain SO OL 69Chad Day SR OL 70 Dashaun Whaley SO DL 71 Darius Coggins SR OL 72 Devine Lamar JR OL 73 Leroy Pitts SO OL 74 Jared Ballew SR OL 75 De’Arius Young SO OL 76 A.J. Hood SR OL 77 Brent Burnett SO OL 78 Danny Moore SR OL 79 Jonas Batte SR OL 80Alton Reisen SO K/P 81Donzell Showes JR WR 83Lamarr Williams SO WR 85Nate Smith SO WR 86Kyle Budde SR LB/TE 87 Josh Whiters SO WR 88Trey Watkins SO QB/WR 89Qulinton Pointer SO WR 90Kendall Sorrells JR DL 91Raheem Abolfathzadeh JR DL 92Jaylen Lindsey SO DL 93Mark Drummond SR DL 94Ceyon Evans SO DL 95William Eddings SO DL 96Evan McClain JR DL 97 Tyler Neumeister SR DL 98Rakeem Chandler SR DLD/TE

them compete for the league title. Key games on the Viking schedule will be at Colerain Oct. 2, at Lakota West Oct. 16 and the season finale at home against Middletown Oct. 30.

August 19, 2009

Northeast Suburban Life




Coloring with Copic Markers, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. Learn how to use, color and blend with alcohol-based markers. Stamped images will be colored in class that can be later assembled into finished cards. $26 plus supplies. Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, à la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.75-$8.85; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 4. 7911663. Symmes Township.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Fifteen minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 6863300. Blue Ash.


Business Networking, noon-1 p.m. Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 442 W. Loveland Ave. For current and future members. Free. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. Through Dec. 17. 683-1544; Loveland.


Beginner Ballroom Dancing, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Learn to ballroom dance with Arthur Murray, experienced dance instructor. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100; Symmes Township.


Dogs and Cats Storytime, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 7800 Montgomery Road. Bring a friend. 794-9320. Kenwood.


Doug Benson, 8 p.m. $10. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Reservations required. Through Aug. 23. 984-9288; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 1


Paul Otten Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $5. Through Sept. 25. 7749697; Symmes Township.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds. Free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Music of 1970s by Midnight Special. Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. Through Sept. 24. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Summer Beach Party, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Games, refreshments, prizes and beachy tunes. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Sustaining Spirit/Sustaining Earth: A Weekend of Integral Ecology for Men and Women, 6:30 p.m. Continues Aug. 2223, 9 a.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Experience what it means to live as ecological beings within vast ecological and evolutionary whole. Early and multiple reservation discounts and scholarships available. $300 single occupancy with meals; $250 double occupancy; $200 commuter. Reservations required, available online. 683-2340; Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 2


Team Challenge Meeting, 10 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Free. Presented by Team Challenge. 772-3550; Montgomery.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Doug Benson, 8 p.m. $18. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.



Infant and Child CPR/AED, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. American Red Cross, 10870 Kenwood Road. Red Cross course in responding to breathing and cardiac emergencies in children and infants. $45. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. Through Dec. 27. 683-5692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-7 a.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit. Free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100; Kenwood.

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All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit. Free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $9.39 six hours, $11.27 12 hours; vehicle permit required. 7911663; Symmes Township. Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Choose from basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football, and lacrosse. Ages 5 and up. $250 for six. Presented by Sports Progression. Through Aug. 30. 3355283; Montgomery. Little Miami River Kayak Trip, 11 a.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Begins at Lake Isabella, continues 7.5 miles down river. All equipment provided. Bring lunch. Must complete Quick Start program prior to trip. $25, $20 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 26. 521-2345; Symmes Township.


Barnes & Noble Kenwood is hosting Jennie Kessler from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the store, 7800 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. The teen author discusses and signs “The Emerald.” Call 794-9440. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 4


Candlelight Singles, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Trio Bistro, 7565 Kenwood Road. Ages 23-65. Benefits Hospice and YWCA Battered Woman’s and Children’s Shelter. $30 plus dinner. Reservations required. Presented by Candlelight Singles of North America. Through Aug. 31. 761-6201; Kenwood. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 3


Beginning Knit A, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Fibergé, 9901 Montgomery Road. Learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. No experience required. $25, plus supplies. Registration required. Through Sept. 21. 831-9276. Montgomery. Cheaper by the Dozen, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, $25; some supplies additional. Registration required. 7934558. Blue Ash.



Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 984-9804. Blue Ash.

Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds. Free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Doug Benson, 8 p.m. $10. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit. Free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township. Kenwood Towne Centre, noon-6 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100; Kenwood.


Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $250 for six. 335-5283; Montgomery.


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. Through Dec. 14. 3515005. Kenwood.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill.


No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. Allman Brothers Tribute Band. Through Aug. 31. 791-2753. Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 2 5

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Cards with Connie, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. With owner Connie Williams. Class of card crafting where you’ll make four cards. Adults only. Free, most supplies included. Registration required. Through Aug. 27. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Pet First Aid, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. American Red Cross, 10870 Kenwood Road. Red Cross course in first aid for emergencies in cats and dogs. Bring four-legged stuffed animal. $35. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash. Pediatric First Aid, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Continues Aug. 27. American Red Cross, 10870 Kenwood Road. Red Cross course in emergency care for infants and children. Meets Ohio and Kentucky daycare licensing requirements. $65. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Tai Chi Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. For beginners. Free. Reservations required. 2472100. Symmes Township.


Imagine This, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Set in 1942, where Jewish theater company performs its version of Masada story. Benefits JCC and Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. $10. Registration required by Aug. 21. 722-7226; Amberley Village.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road. Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Symmes Township.


Great Granny Square. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Fibergé, 9901 Montgomery Road. Learn to crochet granny square that can be used in versatile designs from afghans to jackets. Basic crochet skills needed. $25, plus supplies. Registration required. Through Sept. 26. 8319276; Montgomery.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Movie Day, 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. “Bride Wars.” Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


First Aid Basics, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. American Red Cross, 10870 Kenwood Road. Course on basic first aid. Includes three-year certification. $40. Registration required. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. Through Dec. 29. 793-4500; Blue Ash. PROVIDED

Jersey Productions hosts “Little Shop of Horrors” through Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Aronoff Center. Performances are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20; and at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 21-22. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www. Pictured are: Kiera Thomas (Ronnette), Chauntel McKenzie (Crystal), and Chanelle Williams (Chiffon) as “The Urchins."


Blue Ash Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Lee’s Junction Big Band. Blue Ash Towne Square. Free. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Comedian and actress Kathy Griffin will perform at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49.50, $59.50 and $75. Call 800-745-3000 or visit Griffin has a reality TV show, “My Life on the D-List,” on Bravo.


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RELIGION Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. The church begins its Fall Chamber Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, with a concert by Leslie Smile, violin soloist, and Timothy Smile, piano soloist. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the 16-year-old 2009 World Piano Competition winner, David Mamedov, will be performing in concert. Former Metropolitan Opera soloist Blythe Walker, soprano, and former European opera soloist, David Bezona, tenor, will be performing Saturday, Oct. 17. The final concert of the fall season will feature the choirs of Sycamore High School, Kenneth Holdt directing, Saturday, Nov. 21. All concerts are free and will begin at 7 p.m. (A free-will donation will be accepted.) The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288; m.

Church of God of Prophecy

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Kids Corn Hole Tournament and Cook-Out is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The event includes fun, food, and games for everyone. It is open to all. Call the church for details. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the church. Bring your

lunch and enjoy the fellowship. COS Readers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Harper’s Point Panera to discuss this year’s classic, “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Contact the church for details. Looking ahead, September’s book will be “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief,” by Francis S. Collins. Monday Morning Reading Group will discuss “Rebecca” by Daphne DuMaurier from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Call the church for details. Disciple Bible Study is open for registration for fall classes. Vendors are needed for the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Crafters and vendors are invited to call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

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

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The Community of the Good Shepherd is hosting “Interfaith Dialogue: The Religions of Abraham” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, and Thursday, Aug. 27. It is a dialogue on the different religions of Abraham – Judaism, Catholicism, Islam and Protestant Christianity. The panel of experts includes rabbi Abie Ingber, Terry Smith, Dr. Anas Malik and chaplain Warren Ashley. All are welcome. No charge. No reservations needed. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit for directions and a map.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is hosting the annual Spring Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The sale features furniture, TVs, small appliances, collectibles, books, Christmas items, kitchen items and more. Major items are a hospital bed, dishwasher, stoves, dining room table with leaves and more. They will also be selling clothes with leftover clothes being donated to Nast Trinity Church. The sale will take place in Nisbet Hall, Butterfly Pavilion and the barn behind the church. There will be free items. Food will be available for sale by the youth groups. For more information on large items in the sale, visit or call Terry Price at 677-8168. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist

The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon for the Blended Service and Sunday School. Membership At Loveland UMC – The first step is to attend an “Explore LUMC Breakfast,” where you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about Loveland UMC. Childcare is provided. Breakfast is held 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19; and Saturday, Nov. 14. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship,

devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

New Church of Montgomery

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

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham is hosting the end-of-summer picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Weller Park, 10021 Weller Road, in Montgomery (next to Good Shepherd Church). The event includes hot dogs, veggie burgers, salads and potato chips and more. There will also be cornhole, volleyball and horseshoes. Reservations by Aug. 24 are requested. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Summer worship hours are 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday worship times are 9 and 10:30 a.m. Pieces For Peace meets at 7 p.m. every Monday. Work on quilts for those in need, no experience needed. All are welcome. The church will host Lifeshapes, which are discipleship classes, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Lifeshapes are a series of eight lessons that teach tools to grow discipleship.

Young at Heart Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. Plan to bring a dish. Call the church for reservations and more details. All Youth Kick Off is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. All students kindergarten through 12th grade can participate. The event includes games, dinner and Youth Gathering presentation. Call the church to sign up. Sunday School will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Register at the church. Adult Sunday School opportunities start at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. A Discovery Membership Class will start Sept. 13 for potential new members and, also, members exploring the ministries offered at Prince of Peace. Bible 101 will be offered. The class will conceptually explore the Biblical narrative of the Old and New Testament in order to understand the big picture of the Bible and our place in it. This class will be led by the pastors. The Lutheran Discussions will focus on a pre-selected article from the past issue of Lutheran magazine. The discussion group will meet immediately following the 5 p.m. Saturday service for one hour. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

River Hills Christian Church

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


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hold a Special Meeting on September 1, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of interviewing applicants for a position on the Township Zoning Commission. This meeting will be held at the Township Admin. Bldg, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 826215/1001491191

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Ascension Lutheran Church

The church is at 8815 East Kemper Road, Montgomery; 489-8815

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The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the public. Deadline: Two weeks before publication date. E-mail: nesuburban@communitypress. com with “religion” in subject line. Fax: 248-1938.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sharonville United Methodist Church

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

Trinity Community Church

The church is hosting the annual Family Funfest from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. It is a festival for the community. Open registration is currently being conducted at Trinity Child Development Center, 3850 East Galbraith Road. Half-day preschool classes will begin in the fall for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. The registration fee is $50 and health forms are required by the State of Ohio. Space is limited. Call 791-4015 for more information and a tour of the center. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631.

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Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available

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A Hebrew school your child will love Imagine a Hebrew School where children don’t want to miss a day. Where they enter with a smile and leave humming a Hebrew song. A school where the halls are filled with the sounds of lively discussion, singing, laughter and prayer. Imagine a place where children feel the warmth and spirit of Judaism. Imagine a Hebrew School that is also incredibly affordable. Welcome to Chabad Hebrew School, a place that instills Jewish pride and creates spiritual connections that last a lifetime, and also doesn’t break the bank. The friendly and inclusive policy means every Jewish child is welcome, regardless of affiliation, religious observance, prior knowledge or ability to pay. Chabad Hebrew School requires no membership fees or dues, only an affordable tuition for the year. With early bird discounts, additional child discounts, and refer a friend discounts, this price comes down even more. And this year the school has introduced a new half-price policy for students ages 3-5. “This is our second year here at Chabad Hebrew School, and it is the second year I have gone without my child saying, ‘Do we have to go, it’s boring, just one time can I skip,’� said


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needs. Her experience at CHS has been invaluable, and she will carry those benefits with her for the rest of her life.� “Our goal extends beyond the basic skills and knowledge students need in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs,� said Rabbi Berel Cohen, principal, “We create a solid foundation of love for Jewish living and learning that will serve our students for the rest of their lives. And not only is it affordable, it’s one of the safest investments you can make in today’s economy.� To register your child or for more information, contact Rabbi Berel Cohen at 793-5200 or

Catch a preview of fall programs at the J The “After School at the J� program for grades K to six is also now available to the public. Students can be picked up from an array of local schools and transported to the J where they will have the opportunity to utilize many of the popular JCC facilities: splash in the JCC indoor waterpark; play in the gym, gameroom, and outdoor play area; and enjoy a variety of arts and crafts activities. Homework supervision and healthy snacks are also provided. Children can participate in this program from one to five afternoons a week, and fees are paid at the beginning of each month. For families who register by Sept. 1, an online “After School at the J� savings

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The cafeteria provides a relaxing place to take a break.

Visitors take a break in the cafe.

Friends and neighbors enjoyed dinner outdoors at the dedication.

Young visitors are enthralled by a magic act.

The expanded two-story fitness center provides enough room for everyone.

The rec center includes a family cafe area.

Blue Ash Recreation Center formally dedicated If you weren’t there, in spite of the inclement weather, you missed a great day of fun and entertainment at Blue Ash’s newly renovated and expanded Recreation Center! Activities and demos took place all day, beginning with the formal ribbon cutting. Multitudes of demonstrations, open climb at the climbing wall, family fun activities, pool games and concerts highlighted the day’s activities. Blue Ash has been working towards

the completion of this exciting project since late 2007, when Phase I (the new gym addition) construction began. Construction has continued since, resulting in an exciting renovation and expansion with examples of improvements including: • new gymnasium; • greatly expanded two-story fitness center, including a 1/10 mile indoor running track; • new family café area;

• new family gameroom; • whirlpool and saunas; • new locker rooms, including family changing areas; • climbing wall. This project was financed by the City of Blue Ash and made possible due to voters’ approval of Issue 15 in November 2006. ALL PHOTOS COURTESY CITY OF BLUE ASH

Children wait their turn at an inflatable obstacle course.

A youngster prepares to climb the wall. Dedicaion day included a good old-fashioned grillout. The climbing wall is a popular addition.

A young boy enjoys one of the dedication balloons.

Council Member Jim Sumner gives away a free souvenir bag.

A counter full of cake awaits hungry visitors.

The game room includes this hockey table.

Robin Lacy performs for the crowd.

Blue Ash city officials cut the ribbon. A demonstration of karate techniques.




Michael A. Davis, 52, 7501 Ohio Ave., felony warrant, felony warrant, receiving stolen property (motor vehicle), vandalism at 4433 Cooper Rd., Aug. 5. Farris L. Murray, 35, 3564 Lobelia Dr., domestic violence (physical harm), abduction (restrain liberty) at 3564 Lobelia Dr., Aug. 6. Cory Jay Powell, 21, 5900 Donjoy Dr., misdemeanor warrant, misdemeanor warrant, driving under suspension or in violation of restriction at 9470 Kenwood Rd., Aug. 8. Spencer N. Deutsch, 20, 11052 Toddtee Ln., possession or use of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia at 9270 Plainfield Rd., Aug. 6. Vicki Lee Kougl, 52, 5236 Ohio 48, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business at 4550 GlendaleMilford Rd., Aug. 7. Jeffrey B. Wichmann, 37, 4238 Oakwood Ave., misdemeanor warrant, liquor consumption in motor vehicle at 8964 Blue Ash Rd., Aug. 5. David Johnson, 53, 4703 Mathis Ave., open container prohibited at 10609 Kenwood Rd., Aug. 8.

Incidents/investigations Aided case

At 4100 Hunt Rd., Aug. 9.

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Westbound Interstate 275, Aug. 6. Jason R. Ward, 26, 3803 Weaver Rd., obstruction of official business, disorderly conduct at 7840 Ivygate Ln, Aug. 10. Anthony T. Redwine, 39, 10037 Fairglen Dr., possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia at Westbound Interstate 275, July 8. James Charney, 18, 7956 Huntersknoll Ct., misuse of credit card, complicity at 10150 Montgomery Rd., July 24. Juvenile, 17, theft, misuse of credit card at 10150 Montgomery Rd., July 24.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

A man said his vehicle was struck by a flying potato, damaging the driver’s side mirror at Ohio 126, Aug. 10.

Cruelty to animals

Officers observed a brown dog on the right shoulder of the road way with its mouth and front paws duct-taped at Southbound Interstate 71, Aug. 8.

Domestic violence

At 8001 Deershadow Ln., July 31.


Report of a fight in the middle of the street involving a gun at Hightower Ct., July 29.

Lost/found property

At 4100 Hunt Rd., Aug. 5. Someone damaged florescent tubular lights at Michelman inc. at 9089 Shell Rd., Aug. 10.

Someone passed a bad check for $1,200 to Audio Connection at 9678 Montgomery Rd., July 29.

Criminal mischief Domestic dispute

At 4617 Belleview Ave., Aug. 10.

General information

At 6600 Cornell Rd., Aug. 10. At 4245 Fox Hollow Dr., Aug. 8.

Petty theft

Someone took $150 worth of meat and and Kroger basket, value $4 at 4100 Hunt Rd., Aug. 10. A man said someone took a cell phone, value $150, from Blue Ash Recreation Center at 4433 Cooper Rd., Aug. 10. A woman sid someone took a Motorola cell phone, value $80; brown furry slipper boots, value $120; $20 cash, and a $25 Macy's gift card from Blue Ash YMCA at 5000 YMCA Dr., Aug. 10. Someone broke into several vehicles and took these items: a Garmin Nuvi GPS, value $250; a 40-gigabyte iPod and adaptor cord, value $200; a Cobra 12-band radar deector, value $150, and a JVC HD stereo/CD player, value $180 at 10300 Alliance Rd., Aug. 7. Someone took $50 from a locker at Blue Ash Recreation Center at 4433 Cooper Rd., Aug. 4.

Telecommunications harassment At 10631 Techwoods Ci., Aug. 6.


A man said someone took a watch, value $3,400, from Blue Ash YMCA at 5000 YMCA Dr., Aug. 4.



William A. Davis, 44, 3520 Cheviot Ave. 1, drug paraphernalia at 10115 Zig Zag Rd., Aug. 3. Bryon K. Farrell, 39, 4000 Holbrook Ave., obsruction of official business at 7744 Trailwind Dr., Aug. 4. Jonathan Wilson, 25, 926 Chapel St. 208, possession of drugs at 11000 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 5. Derek D. Chafin, 45, 860 Beecher A2, obstruction of official business at 11000 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 5. Timothy W. Headen, 19, 6944 Silverton Ave. 3, underage consumption of alcohol, driving while under the influence at 9600 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 9. Mark A. Walker, 37, 1054 Beacon St., possession of drugs at 10101 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 7. Jessica J. Asbrock, 31, 8614 Blue Ash Rd., possession of drugs at


Passing bad checks

Telecommunications harassment A 10711 Shadowcrest Ct., July 31.


A woman said someone took a sapphire rings with diamonds, value $9,000; a pair of blue sapphire and diamond earrings, value $3,000, and a pair of aquamarine earrings, value $3,000 at 9840 Montgomery Rd., July 31. A woman said someone took her checkbook at 9914 Forestglen Dr., July 31. Someone took two packs of Kool cigarettes from United Dairy Farmers at 9759 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 6. A woman said someone took a mailbox, value $50, from its post at 11218 Terwilliger’s Run Dr., July 28. A man said someone took a Dell laptop computer with fabric case and working papers, value $500, from a vehicle at 7945 Huntersknoll Ct., July 30.

Theft, criminal damaging

A man said someone broke the driver’s side rear window of a vehicle, $100 damage; broke the passenger side front window, $100 damage, and took a white bag with an "M," value $100 at 10500 Mont-

gomery Rd., Aug. 10.

Theft, misuse of credit card, complicity

A woman said someone took a purse, value $25, and its contents, including $30 cash and a Fifth Third Bank MasterCard, from a vehicle at 7956 Huntersknoll Ct., July 24.

Theft-without consent

A man said someone took an iPod Mini 8 gigabyte, value $160; a radio transmitter for an iPod, value $30, and $20 cash from an unlocked vehicle at 9939 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 8. A man said someone took prescription medication at 7920 Shelldale Way, Aug. 3.



Anthony Gonzales, 22, 11983 4th Ave., assault at 12006 2nd Ave., July 19. Katheren Bell, 22, 9473 W. Conklin Ave., falsification, drug abuse instrument at I71, July 18. David Johnson, 30, 6612 Bantry, drug abuse at 8040 Montgomery Rd., July 14. Richard Doss, 49, 329 Midland Rd., open container at 7563 Kenwood Rd., July 17. Jennifer Riley, 27, 229 Weast St., forgery, receiving stolen property, obstructing official business at 7680 Montgomery Rd., July 13.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

BB shot at vehicle at 12143 Snider Rd., July 18. Windshield damaged at 5784 Charteroak Dr., July 15. Garage door damaged at 7360 Tiki Ave., July 4.


Check for $1,500 removed from mailbox at 7121 Tiki Dr., July 17. $70 removed from residence at 4186 Larchview Dr., July 18. Purse and contents valued at $100 removed at 7875 US 22, July 18. Counterfeit $20 passed at 8031 Montgomery Rd., July 17. Credit card used without consent at 10809 Montgomery Rd., July 16. Jewelry valued at $30,000 removed from residence at 10852 Lake Thames, July 17. Purse and CDs of unknown value removed from vehicle at 7690

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SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Hyunmin Kim, 25, 3611 Nantucket Dr., operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Governors Way and Royal Point Dr., June 22. Juvenile male, possession of marijuana at Cornell Rd. and Montgomery Rd., July 15. Juvenile male, 17, drug possession at Cornell Rd. and Montgomery Rd., July 15. Juvenile male, 17, drug possession at Cornell Rd. and Montgomery Rd., July 15. Michelle Maupin, 50, 11914 Timberlake Dr., domestic violence at 11914 Timberlake Drive, July 18.

Beatrice (nee Botts) Henggeler, 69, of Blue Ash died Aug. 6. Survived by husband of 34 years, Bernard A. Henggeler; children, Dwight (Kathy) Newberry and Joy (Frederick) Schmidt; grandchildren, Amber and Matthew Newberry and Alexis, Derick and Skyler Schmidt; siblings, Henrietta Bridges, Ezra Botts and Maggie Waite; stepdaughter, Patricia Kennedy; stepgrandchildren, Danielle and Amber. Services were Aug. 10 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206.

Todd H. Holland

Todd H. Holland, 43, of Montgomery died Aug. 3. Survived by wife, Paula Holland; sons, Tyler and Spencer Holland;

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Attempt made at 10211 Elmfield, June 15.

Criminal damaging

Street light broken with rocks at 10244 Elmfield Dr., June 12. Siding of residence damaged with eggs at 9571 Loveland Madeira Rd., July 7.


Vehicle entered and Ipod of unknown value removed at 9976 Humphrey Rd., July 9. Phone valued at $59.99 removed at 10630 Loveland Madeira Rd., July 6. Vehicle entered and computer and equipment of unknown value removed at 10471 Stablehead Dr., June 8. Vehicle entered and currency of unknown value removed at 10014 Morganstrace, July 7. $135 removed from safe at 10650 Loveland Madeira Rd., July 8. Vehicle removed at 12030 Mason Way Ct., July 15. Beer valued at $29.80 removed at 10440 Loveland-Madeira Rd., July 15. License plate removed from vehicle at I 71, July 16. Plants of unknown value removed at 8783 Harper’s Point Dr., July 12.

Vandalism assault

Vehicle damaged and victim struck at 8782 Brookscreek Dr., July 4.

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10744 Fallsington Ct.: Lopez Jose A. to Michitti David M. & Madeline B.; $265,000. 11040 Woodlands Wy.: Donnellon Daniel J. & Carole H. to Agabegi Steven S.; $629,900. 9370 Thrush Ct.: Lynch Kevin C. to Ripperger Mark L.; $152,500. 9521 Waxwing Dr.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Penklor Properties LLC; $85,500.


Gaslight Ln.: Camden Homes LLC to Hillman Max W. & Cheryl A.; $319,000. 10266 Deerfield Rd.: Steinbrink Todd A. & Carla F. to Davies Alan G. & Nicole Vanderklaauw; $636,000. 10632 Merrick Ln.: Copes Mark A. & Elizabeth M. to Oconnell Matthew R. & Danielle S.; $307,000. 11023 Grandstone Ln.: Morgan James W. & Beth A. to Welsh Jeff & Martha Ferguson; $975,000. 7965 Remington Rd.: Bensick Perry E. Sr. to Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp.; $300,000. 9519 Croton Dr.: Wiener Frida B. to Goldberg Michael & Lisa Krain; $304,750. 9946 Forestglen Dr.: Lohmueller Mary Ann to Clark Rebecca A. & Dustin P.; $307,000.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP 7631 Montgomery Rd.: Obrien Shawn T@7 to Kennedy Melany K.; $92,500. 7633 Montgomery Rd.: Decenso Margaret R. to Hogan Linda; $95,000. 7752 Montgomery Rd.: Quallen Helen M. Tr to Hana Properties LLC; $79,900. 7785 Columbia Ave.: Villa Services LLC to Cromer Sherman & Carol; $21,900. 7785 Columbia Ave.: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Villa Services LLC; $25,460. 7785 Columbia Ave.: Villa Services

FIRE/EMS RUNS Sycamore Township Fire Department 911 Calls from July 5 to July 11:

LLC to Cromer Sherman & Carol; $21,900. 7785 Columbia Ave.: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Villa Services LLC; $25,460. 8135 Kemper Ridge Ct.: Frazier Michelle R. & Jason D. to Winstel John R. & Mary J.; $255,000. 8584 Donegal Dr.: Varnum Ronald to Knorr Andrea L. & Kistofer Adam Knorr; $137,000. 10826 Lakehurst Ct.: Cit Group Consumer Finance Inc. The to Hou Liming & Shaowen Wu; $76,500. 4120 Jud Dr.: Morgan David to Stephenson Lincoln G. & Katie M.; $127,000. 5998 Winnetka Dr.: Asensio Maria-Victoria Caro to Poore Harold A. & Laura K. Mattimore; $260,000. 8074 Hetz Dr.: Bankin Aleksandr & Irina to Balk Mark & Deborah; $133,000. 8430 Wexford Ave.: Villing Jerry T. Ii & Leslie A. to Wells Zachary D. & Lisa M.; $135,000.


10472 Shadyside Ln.: Stuart Bryant L. & Jane to Fenton David J. & Beverly S.; $255,000. Vicksburg Dr.: Equity Holdings Inc. to Odea James N.; $190,000. 10020 Lincoln Rd.: Knicely Jeffrey D. to Kittredge Alice I.; $125,000. 10026 Lincoln Rd.: Knicely Jeffrey D. to Kittredge Alice I.; $125,000. 11212 Montgomery Rd.: Greenview Homes Ltd to Contadino Properties LLC; $850,000. 12062 Maxim Ave.: Moses James & Dorothy to Eppley Thomas L. & Stephanie J.; $156,000. 7854 Clement St.: Knicely Jeffrey D. to Kittredge Alice I.; $125,000. 7864 Clement St.: Knicely Jeffrey D. to Knicely Jeffrey D.; $125,000. 8335 Vicksburg Dr.: Equity Holdings Inc. to Odea James N.; $190,000. 9040 Foxhunter Ln.: Fletcher Tracy D. & Crysta M. to Boone Jeanine; $198,000.




July 5, Dearwester, medical emergency July 5, Fifth, medical emergency July 5, Kenwood, no patient contact July 5, Dearwester, medical emergency July 5, Queens, medical emergency July 5, Village, medical emergency July 6, Northcreek, medical emergency July 6, Kemper, medical emergency July 6, Sturbridge, medical emergency July 6, Kenwood, medical emergency July 6, Monroe, fall July 6, Darnell, medical emergency July 7, School, open burn July 7, Snider, alarm activation July 7, Galbraith, no patient contact July 7, Third, medical emergency July 7, Fifth, fall July 7, Dearwester, fall July 7, Montgomery, fall July 8, Enterprise Park, overheated motor July 8, Tenderfoot, alarm activation July 8, Reading, medical emergency July 8, Galbraith, assault July 8, Galbraith, medical emergency July 8, Interstate 71@ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 8, Kenwood, motor vehicle accident July 8, Dearwester, medical emergency July 8, Keller, medical emergency July 8, Dearwester, fall July 8, Village, lift assist July 9, Galbraith, alarm activation July 9, Dearwester, medical emergency July 9, Wicklow, fall July 9, Kenwood, fall July 9, Dearwester, medical emergency July 9, Keller, medical emergency July 9, Keller, medical emergency July 9, Charter Oak, fall July 9, Sedgewick, medical emergency July 9, Reed Hartman, medical emergency July 10, Fourth, medical emergency July 10, Montgomery, fall

July 10, Cincinnati, medical emergency July 11, Wexford, medical emergency July 11, Galbraith, medical emergency July 11, Buckland, medical emergency July 11, Monroe, medical emergency July 11, Jefferson, medical emergency July 11, Marieview, fall July 11, Plainfield, medical emergency July 11, Kugler Mill, medical emergency July 12, Montgomery, water leak July 12, Beech, medical emergency July 12, Grooms, medical emergency July 12, Montgomery, medical emergency July 12, Kugler Mill, fall July 13, Reed Hartman, alarm activation July 13, Galbraith, alarm activation July 13, Galbraith, medical emergency July 13, Montgomery, medical emergency July 13, Kenwood, medical emergency July 13, Kenwood, medical emergency July 13, Business Way, smoke scare July 13, Kemper, electrical problem July 14, Montgomery, fuel leak July 14, Sixth, wires down July 14, Galbraith, medical emergency July 14, Alhambra, no patient contact July 14, Reading, medical emergency July 14, Galbraith, medical emergency July 14, Galbraith, medical emergency July 14, Mantell, medical emergency July 14, Donna, medical emergency July 14, Interstate 275, motor vehicle accident July 14, Interstate 71 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 14, Kenwood, medical emergency July 14, Blue Ash, medical emergency July 14, First, medical emergency July 15, Superior, structure fire July 15, Montgomery, alarm activation

July 15, Elmcrest, animal rescue July 15, Miami Hills, fall July 15, Galbraith, medical emergency July 15, Dearwester, fall July 15, Reed Hartman, medical emergency July 15, Reading, medical emergency July 16, Westbound Interstate 275, overheated motor July 16, Montgomery, alarm activation July 16, Montgomery, alarm activation July 16, Montgomery, alarm activation July 16, Cavet, transformer fire July 16, Mulberry, structure fire July 16, Reed Hartman, medical emergency July 16, Sixth, medical emergency July 16, Second, no patient contact July 16, Weskin, medical emergency July 16, Galbraith, fall July 16, Easy, no patient contact July 16, Southbound Interstate 71 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 16, Second & Fields Ertel, motor vehicle accident July 16, Southbound Interstate 71 @ 11.6, motor vehicle accident July 17, Montgomery, alarm activation July 17, Needlewood, controlled burn July 17, School, good intent July 17, Theodore, medical emergency July 17, Blue Ash, railroad tie fire July 17, Bayberry, medical emergency July 17, Wicklow, medical emergency July 17, Keller, fall July 17, Kilarney, medical emergency July 18, Timber Ridge, structure fire July 18, Fields Ertel, good intent July 18, Montgomery, mulch fire July 18, Montgomery, alarm activation July 18, Southbiound Interstate 71 @ Kenwood, motor vehicle accident July 18, Sycamore, no patient contact July 18, Galbraith, fall July 19, Montgomery, alarm activation July 19, Chaucer, cooking fire July 19, Reed Hartman, no patient contact July 19, Dearwester, medical emergency July 19, Paddington, fall July 19, Second, assault

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Vacation in Sunny Florida! Picture yourself on the beautiful Anna Maria Island beach! $499/wk + tax. Just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091 leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929

Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian fireplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light fixtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with fireplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has

FLORIDA DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount late Summer & Fall rates. 513-561-4683 Visit or EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. MARCO ISLAND The South Seas Condo , 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba with direct beach ac cess. Pool, tennis, fishing dock. Bring your boat or use ours (add’l cost). Avail Nov. thru April for $2500/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

û Christmas at Disney World û Orlando - Luxurious 2 BR, 2 BA condo, sleeps 6, pool, hot tub and lazy river on site. Close to golf and downtown Disney. Available the week of 12/20. Local owner. 513-722-9782 Leave message.

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

BROWN COUNTY. Treat your family to a visit to Indiana’s family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

WOODSON BEND RESORT Lake Cumberland Condos, golf, swimming pool, tennis, restaurant, 24 hr security. LABOR DAY SPECIAL 3 nights for the price of 2 800-872-9825


PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit



MARCO ISLAND The Chalet, 3 Bdrm, 3 Ba, on the beach. Pool, tennis, beautiful sunsets. Three month rental minimum. Avail Nov. thru April for $7000/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our


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FT. MYERS. 2 BR, 2 BA condo in Parker Lakes. Fabulous pool & resort amenities. 10 min to Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva. Superb restau rants, shopping & golf nearby. Now accepting res ervations for Fall and Winter travel. Book Early! 859-750-7220

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July 19, Anthony, medical emergency July 19, Blue Ash, medical emergency July 19, Kenwood, medical emergency July 19, Galbraith, fall July 20, Vinnedge, structure fire July 20, Cornell, fall July 20, Kemper, medical emergency July 20, Dearwester, medical emergency July 20, Solzman, fall July 20, Northbound Interstate 71 @ Kenwood, motor vehicle accident July 20, Montgomery, medical emergency July 20, Plainfield, medical emergency July 20, Montgomery, medical emergency July 21, Galbraith, fall July 21, Galbraith, fall July 21, Kugler Mill, lift assist July 21, Kemper, medical emergency July 21, Harrison, medical emergency July 21, Reed Hartman, medical emergency July 21, Donna, no patient contact July 22, Interstate 275 @ Montgomery, good intent July 22, Tralee, medical emergency July 22, Interstate 71 @ Montgomery, medical emergency July 22, Wesken, medical emergency July 22, Larchview, medical emergency July 22, Kemper, motor vehicle accident July 22, Pinecove, medical emergency July 22, Interstate 275 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 22, Elwynne, medical emergency July 22, Kenwood Crossing, medical emergency July 23, Montgomery, alarm activation July 23, Kugler Mill, wires down July 23, Interstate 71@ Kenwood, good intent July 23, Styrax, medical emergency July 23, Montgomery, fall July 23, Wicklow, medical emergency July 23, Paddington, medical emergency July 23, Bobby, lift assist July 23, Trebor, fall July 23, Montgomery, fall

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

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NORTH CAROLINA Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty Great 2 BR, 1½ bath cottage on the water. Sleeps 7. Two fireplaces, pri vate boat dock. $650/wk, $220 wknd. 865-363-4330 865-966-1775

OHIO SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view from balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. The Best Crescent Beach Vacation!

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

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