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BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2010-2011

Aves Academy extend wings

Movie rings a bell

If Kate and Chris Bell check out the new Drew Barrymore movie called “Going the Distance” in the next few weeks, they’ll probably be able to relate pretty well to the main characters. The couple met 10 years ago and spent the first several months of their relationship living in separate states. The Bells, much like the characters in the upcoming movie, had to survive the trials of a long-distance relationship. SEE STORY, A3

Once a pupil …

Tracy Quattrone isn’t a stranger to the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. A former consultant, Quattrone, 39, is the district’s new director of pupil services. SEE STORY, A4

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In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s Northeast Suburban Life. Your carrier retains half of this amount along with any tip you give to reward good service. This month we’re featuring Jervis Sam Jervis. Sam is a 12-year-old who lives in Blue Ash. He loves playing soccer and basketball and hanging out with friends. He will be in the seventh-grade at Sycamore Junior High School. He has two older brothers who were both paper carriers and one younger brother who is in training for future years. For information about our carrier program, call Steve Barraco, 248-7110.

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Psychology and art appreciation will be offered for the first time this school year at Aves Academy, Sycamore High School’s progressive, technologyinfused, online education program. School officials say Aves Academy was founded two years ago to meet the diverse needs of stuTanner dents at the high school and offers a rigorous and supportive academic that emphasizes personal responsibility. “We encourage our students,” said Marilee Tanner, Aves Academy administrator. “We cheer them. We love them. “We are family.” Students attending Aves Academy will be back in a computer lab in the University of Cincinnati Education Wing at Blue Ash Elementary School when school starts Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Sycamore Community Schools. The students, believed to thrive in a non-traditional school environment, take online courses in math, English, science, social studies, languages, fine arts and health to complete graduation requirements. The curriculum, supplied by Apex Learning of Seattle, meets state and national educational standards. Assisting the students are one part-time math teacher and two English teachers who split their time between Aves Academy and Sycamore High School in Montgomery.

A counselor is available for group and individual counseling, and stays in touch with the students’ families. Tanner, who also serves as part-time assistant principal at Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School in Blue Ash, expects to have as many as 15 students each in Aves Academy’s morning and afternoon sessions this year. Students attend Aves Academy for a variety of reasons. Some have medical concerns, attendance issues, require more flexibility for their needs or goals, or need a smaller setting or different method of learning to do their best.

Tanner said that at Aves Academy, 14 of 16, or 87 percent, of students eligible to graduate in 2009 – the end of the academy’s first full year – graduated. She said 13 of 16, or 81 percent, of Aves students eligible to graduate in 2010 graduated. A companion program, called CART (Credit Acquisition and Recovery through Technology), offers Sycamore High School students the opportunity to obtain class credits with online courses they take during study hall at the high school. Aves Academy partners with Blue Ash Elementary to give students real-world experience and

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Tasteful information

Taste of Blue Ash musical acts have unique requests

By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress

The Guess Who must have gotten used to having no sugar in its coffee, because the band’s hospitality rider for the Taste of Blue Ash orders it black. Phil Vassar may sing about a “Six-Pack Summer,” but he’s one of the few musicians performing at the event – running from Friday, Aug. 27, to Sunday, Aug. 29 – not to ask for booze. Remember when pop groups coming to town needed just a sound check and a passing knowledge of the guitar? If it was ever true, times have changed. Nowadays, artists who come to town generally follow on the heel of detailed lists of demands, and

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the artists performing in Blue Ash are no exception. Night Ranger promised that, “You Can Still Rock in America,” but they won’t do it in Blue Ash without four packs of Orbit gum and a box of baby wipes. Justin Moore won’t get out of bed without four to six Sharpies and six energy drinks that last five hours. Player sang “This Time I’m in it for Love,” but the group has expanded the sentiment to include a dressing room with two fulllength mirrors. And don’t even ask the Atlanta Rhythm Section to walk on stage without 25 hand towels and a blue bag of cough drops. The requests have sent Blue Ash officials usually tied up in lofty political debates and pothole

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personal connections. Tanner said Aves Academy hopes to develop partnerships with the University of Cincinnati’s Raymond Walters College in Blue Ash and the business community in the future. “Sycamore Community Schools is committed to the success of all students, and in Aves Academy, students can learn in an environment that is more conducive to their needs,” said Vince Rahnfeld, high school counselor. “By using small classes and technology, we will provide students with a positive learning environment in which their goals and aspirations will become realities.”

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• Saturday, Aug. 28, noon to 11 p.m. 5 p.m. – Player 7 p.m. – Night Ranger 9 p.m. – The Guess Who

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• Sunday, Aug. 29, noon to 9 p.m. 7 p.m. –Phil Vassar

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Our Lady of Good Counsel (MD) at St. Xavier, 3 p.m. Moeller vs. Wayne @ St. Xavier, 7 p.m. • For more on your favorite team, see our special preview section starting on page B1.

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Police pay hike to be voted on By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress

Montgomery City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday, Sept. 1, on a proposed contract with a police union that includes a 2 percent salary increase in 2010 and increases of 1.75 percent in both 2011 and 2012. The three-year agreement negotiated with the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Valley Lodge No. 112, is retroactive to July 1 of this year. The FOP also has yet to vote on it. Provisions in the proposed police contract, which covers all full-time patrol officers and sergeants, include: • addition of a half-day of vacation for Christmas Eve, which other city employees already enjoy;

• language to prevent the city from working officers beyond their regularly scheduled 2,080 hours a year in the four-days-on, two-days-off schedule, unless officers are paid timeand-a-half; • an increase in compensatory time, as opposed to overtime pay, from 40 hours a year to a maximum of 57 hours a year; • a hike in the uniform-cleaning allowance. Assistant City Manger Wayne Davis said negotiations began July 20 and ended Aug. 3. “On the wage issue, the city proposed 1 percent increases for two years, while the initial proposal of the FOP was for 3 percent increases for

three years,� Davis said. Montgomery City Council also is expected to vote Sept. 1 on a contract with the Sycamore Community Schools in which the city would provide the district with a patrol officer to serve as a school resource officer for the 2010-2011 school year. The district would pay 60 percent of the cost and the city 40 percent. Police Chief Don Simpson said the school resource officer program was established in 2001. “The program continues to be a success and our partnership with the school district remains as a valuable piece of our strategy to provide superior services to our citizens,� Simpson said.

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

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turn down. Because Blue Ash cannot legally provided hard liquor, Funk had to nix Night Ranger’s demand for vodka and rum and Player’s for vodka and whiskey. Don’t worry that the singers won’t be able to wet their whistle. The beer requested by many is allowed. “The tech riders for this year’s Taste of Blue Ash are actually quite tame compared to some requests we have received over the years,� Funk said. “I recall one artist who wanted five different flavors of Graham Crackers in his dressing room – I didn’t even know they made five different flavors of Graham Crackers.

“We also had a request for a full Thanksgiving dinner for 30 – on the Fourth of July,� Funk said. “Most of the time the bands are very willing to negotiate their want list down to more reasonable requests. We try to accommodate as much as possible, but most of the time they are willing to settle for just some of what they request.� For all the fuss over musical acts, food from local restaurants probably is expected to remain the main attraction at the Taste of Blue Ash, which is in its 25th year. It will be held at Blue Ash Towne Square at the corner of Hunt and Cooper roads and also feature rides and games.

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The Blue Ash Towne Square crowd watches as Three Dog Night closes out the evening at last year’s Taste of Blue Ash.

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Couple’s life is movie material By Amanda Hopkins

“If our marriage is any indication, long-distance relationships certainly can work for the long term.”

If Kate and Chris Bell check out the new Drew Barrymore movie called “Going the Distance” in the next few weeks, they’ll probably be able to relate pretty well to the main characters. The Kenwood residents met 10 years ago and spent the first several months of their relationship living in separate states. The Bells, much like the characters in the upcoming movie, had to survive the trials of a longdistance relationship. No one knows the movie’s ending just yet, but for the Bells, spending the first months of their relationship communicating by telephone and visiting each other every few weeks showed the couple they wanted to be together – and gave them a start in writing their own book. “Our book was really the first of its kind-a full-length relationship book based on

Kate Bell Kenwood resident who, along with her husband Chris Bell, wrote “The Long Distance Relationship Survival Guide”


Chris Bell and Kate Brauer-Bell of Kenwood published a book - "The Long Distance Relationship Survival Guide: Secrets and Strategies from Successful Couples Who Have Gone the Distance"- based largely on their own experience with a long distance relationship before they ended up married. The new movie "Going the Distance" starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long tackles the same relationship subjects that the Bells wrote about for their book. qualitative, collective wisdom written specifically to help long-distance couples navigate the challenges pre-

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Chris and Kate Bell, Kenwood residents who wrote the book “The Long Distance Relationship Survival Guide: Secrets and Strategies from Successful Couples Who Have Gone the Distance” share a few insights from surviving their own long-distance relationship. • “It’s funny, because you don’t learn the day-to-day stuff right away – like how she takes her coffee – it can be months before you even think to ask that. But you learn the really important stuff from the start – what things she’s passionate about, what she wants out of life. I think it’s like that for so many long-distance couples because when you are living in separate cities, sometimes all you have is communication.” – Chris • “We talked to each other at least once every day ... We visited one another about every two weeks ... What works for one couple may seem smothering to another ... The difference is, with longdistance relationships, there is so much scheduling involved. You schedule visits, you schedule phone calls, you schedule online chats. Spontaneity is one of those fun aspects of dating that is more difficult to create with a long-distance relationship.” – Kate

sented by these kinds of relationships,” Kate Bell said. Chris and Kate Bell drew from their own experience and from interviewing many other couples from the United States, Canada and Europe to write the book – “The Long Distance

Relationship Survival Guide: Secrets and Strategies from Successful Couples Who Have Gone the Distance.” Chris Bell said that despite interviewing many couples from all backgrounds, they actually were all very similar. Kate Bell said the stress of traveling and living apart almost caused the two to break up but Chris moved to Cincinnati so the two could be together. “We were too much in love to walk away,” Kate said. The Bells have been married for seven years and have three children. “If our marriage is any indication, long-distance relationships certainly can work for the long term,” Kate said.

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By Amanda Hopkins

A traffic study proved what Sycamore Township officials and Midland Atlantic developers have been preparing for. A study conducted by TEC Engineering looked at traffic counts at Kenwood Road and Galbraith Road, Kenwood Road and the Towne Center entrance and Kenwood Road and the Kenwood Place entrance. “A traffic light is definitely warranted,” township planning and zoning administrator Greg Bickford said. The light would connect the Kenwood Towne Center with Kenwood Place where


Sycamore Township is in talks with Kenwood Towne Center and Midland Atlantic Development to install a traffic light along Kenwood Road at Kenwood Place. The light would provide pedestrian access across Kenwood Road to the new theater projected to open in the fall and move one of the vehicle entrances to Kenwood Towne Center. Midland is building the new Kenwood Theater. It would also provide better pedestrian access across Kenwood Road and more parking for

Kenwood Place in the towne center parking lot. Bickford said the new light has been approved by Hamilton County, but a light

“A traffic light is definitely warranted.” Greg Bickford Sycamore Township Planning and Zoning Administrator timing study is still needed to get the new light in sync with the lights at the Montgomery Road, Orchard Lane and Galbraith Road intersections. Bickford said the Ohio Department of Transportation is paying for that study which is expected to be complete by the end of the year. How much each side will pay for the light is still to be determined. Sycamore Township Trustee President Tom Weidman said he would support the township paying for construction in the right-of-way. The entire cost of the traffic light project is estimated at $454,000 and could be completed in 2011.

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Tracy Quattrone isn’t a stranger to the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. A former consultant, Quattrone, 39, is the district’s new director of pupil services. The position will involve coordinating various programs including special education, gifted education, health and psychological services. “I feel it’s a fantastic

opportunity to work full time targeting a student’s success,” said Quattrone. Quattrone Quattrone is a former special education teacher and for the last 11 years has been a consultant for gifted services through the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. In this capacity, Quattrone has worked with the Indian Hill Exempted Village

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Even after a few warnings, car break-ins continue to rise in Sycamore Township. Hamilton County Sheriff liaison Lt. Dan Reid said Heitmeyer Farms is the latest neighborhood to be hit by thieves. The car thefts are all similar – valuables are left within view and the suspects are taking them from unlocked vehicles. The problem Reid said he is running into is many residents are not reporting the break-ins if large items are not taken. Reid said it is important for residents to at least call him when they notice someone may have been rifling through their car. “I need to know even if change is rifled through,” Reid said. Township neighborhoods can set up an online blockwatch through Reid where neighbors can report suspicious activity and keep deputies on alert in all of the township neighborhoods.

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Sycamore Schools 2010-2011 year begins Aug. 26 The first day of school for all Sycamore Community Schools students in first-grade through grade 12 is Thursday, Aug. 26. Food service, including school breakfast, will be in operation that day. To help kindergarten students transition to the school environment, they will begin school with a staggered start on either Aug. 26, 27 or 30. All kindergarten students will then report to school on Aug. 31. The district will mail letters to parents of kindergartners notifying them of their child’s starting date and time. Preschool and head start students will begin school Sept. 7. Parents of these students will also be notified of starting dates and times. Bell times for the schools are as follows: • Blue Ash Elementary School – 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Maple Dale Elementary

School – 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Montgomery Elementary School – 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Symmes Elementary School – 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School – 8 a.m.-2:50 p.m. • Sycamore Junior High School – 8:02 a.m-3:07 p.m. • Sycamore High School – 7:20 a.m.-2:20 p.m. • A.M. Kindergarten – 9:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m. • P.M. Kindergarten – 12:50 p.m.-3:45 p.m. • A.M. Preschool –• 9:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. • P.M. Preschool –• 1:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. • A.M. Head Start –• 9 : 1 5 a.m.-11:45 a.m. • P.M. Head Start –• 1:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Open house schedule

Edwin H. Greene Intermediate – Aug. 25, 11 a.m.- noon

Blue Ash Elementary – Aug. 25, 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. (includes a book fair) Maple Dale Elementary – Aug. 25, 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. Montgomery Elementary – Aug. 25, 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. Symmes Elementary – Aug. 25, 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. Preschool open house will be Aug. 31 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sycamore Junior High School – Sept. 1, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Date changed from original date of Aug. 27 Sycamore High School – Sept. 2, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

from parents. The schedule: Edwin H. Greene Intermediate, 5200 Aldine Drive, Sept. 2 (fifthgrade), 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Blue Ash Elementary, 9541 Plainfield Road, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. Montgomery Elementary, 9609 Montgomery Road, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Symmes Elementary, 11820 Enyart Road, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Edwin H. Greene Intermediate, 5200 Aldine Drive, Sept. 14 (sixth-grade), 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Maple Dale Elementary, 6100 Hagewa Drive, Sept. 16, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.

Teachers present curriculum to parents Preschool begins Sept. 7 All Sycamore schools serving students in grades PK-6 will host curriculum preview events to familiarize parents with classroom procedures and the year’s curriculum, as well as answer questions

Preschool and Head Start students in Sycamore Community Schools will begin school Sept. 7. Morning preschool classes begin at 9:15 a.m. and end at 11:45 a.m. Afternoon preschool classes

begin at 1:15 p.m. and end at 3:45 p.m. All preschool classes are held at Symmes Elementary School, 11820 Enyart Road. Parents of preschool students will also be notified via the U.S. mail of starting dates and times.

Senior citizens gain free admission to all district events

Sycamore Community Schools invites senior citizens to attend all school events for free as a guest of the district. Residents of the Sycamore district who are 62years of age or older may obtain a Gold Card in recognition of their many years of support toward Sycamore schools. Senior citizens can get their Gold Card, which is good for any district-sponsored event including concerts, plays and athletic events, at the Sycamore Board of Education, 4881 Cooper Road.

Free/reduced lunch Faculty receives grants program announced Great Oaks Career Campuses has released its policy for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The federal income eligibility guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Application forms are being distributed to homes in a letter to parents or guardians and are also available during registration and at other times in the school office. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program official. Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits. Applicants who are denied benefits have the right to a hearing. The process is spelled out in the policy. In certain cases, foster

children are also eligible for these benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information. Households may apply for benefits any time during the school year. If a household is not currently eligible and if the household size increases or income decreases because of unemployment or other reasons, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for free or reducedprice benefits if the family income falls at or below the levels shown above. Families with children eligible for school meals may also be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Cll 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found at consumers/familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services.

Three faculty members of the Seven Hills School were recently awarded grants for personal enrichment experiences from Seven Hills’ Miriam Titcomb Fund. Founded by alumnae, the endowed fund annually awards grants for faculty personal and professional enrichment. Seven Hills Science Department chair and middle school science teacher Karen Glum of Blue Ash received a grant for her project “Connecting the Sciences, Connecting Students Through Birds.” She traveled to Alaska in June with Drs. Dave and Jill Russell (the scientist professors and bird banders working with the sixth graders on their bird studies program), journalism professor Jenny Wohlfarth, Glum’s husband Scott and their sons Elliot and Michael. The group studied and banded birds, formed partnerships with Alaskan teachers and scientists, collected scientific information to use in science classes for school year 2010-11 and learned about glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes, wildlife and the arctic. The trip included visits to Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Barrow and the Kenai Peninsula. Seven Hills Lotspeich fourth-grade teacher Malinda McReynolds of Milford received a grant for her project “Backyard Adventures: Scenic Drives in North America.” She and her videographer husband Jeffrey explored the beauty and cultural

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Seven Hills School faculty members, from left, Karen Glum, Malinda McReynolds and Ginger Rubin were recently awarded grants for personal enrichment experiences from the school’s Miriam Titcomb Fund. Sydney. In addition to observing the elementary school where her daughter was interning, Rubin had the opportunity to gather a

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August 25, 2010

Silence frightens but has so much to say

“The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me.” So stated Blaise Pascal, famed philosopher, scientist, mathematician and writer about the vastness of the universe. Notice it was not the sheer size of “these infinite

spaces” that amazed him. It was their silence that terrified him. The gaping stillness of a night sky can remind us of our human solitude. For so many, noise and busyness are familiar; solitude and silence frighten us.

Theologian Nicholas Lash writes, “I have a suspicion that one reason why some scientists seem so keen to suppose that somewhere, in some vastly distant region, there must be that which we could recognize as ‘living,’ and as

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capable of communic a t i n g with us … Meeting t h e m w o u l d give us company Father Lou a n d Guntzelman diminish our terriPerspectives fying isolation.” He could have a point. Our fear of silence and solitude is confirmed when we recall how even early Greeks and Romans populated the distant skies with spirits, deities and astrological animals. Horoscope readers today find solace in the belief that the stars and planets are really entities concerned about us and our fate. Why do we dislike silence so much? One reason is we fear looking at all that is within us. We’re masters at avoiding confrontation with who we really are and what’s going on in our depths. True, our advances in technology can be extremely helpful in conversing with another and transacting our businesses. But at other times technology is like the Trojan horse that delivered a hidden enemy within the camp. Technology has already given us multiple ways to avoid silence: radio, TV, computers, cell phones, internet, games, e-mails, text-messaging, etc. We can go to bed with music or TV and awake to

The gaping stillness of a night sky can remind us of our human solitude. For so many, noise and busyness are familiar; solitude and silence frighten us.


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our self, and with God. This apparently empty space of silence is actually indescribably full. Then it is that we discover that eloquent silence is not an absence, but a presence; not boring but refreshing; not stressful but serene. Author Pico Iyer describes this serenity found in silence: “Eloquent silence is that enchanted place where space is cleared, time subsides, and the horizon expands. “In silence, we often say, we can hear ourselves think; but what is truer to say is that in silence we can hear ourselves not think, and so sink below our selves into a place far deeper than mere thought allows. In silence, we might better say, we can hear someone else think.” As the heat and humidity moderate in late summer and autumn, nature calls us more insistently to come away for awhile from expressways, malls and crowds – and like the great host that she is – invites us to revel in her silence. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

the same. Want to avoid silence? There’s an app for that. An old paradoxical saying claims that the cure for loneliness is solitude. For when we have conquered solitude’s fear, we discover we are not alone. Bringing a temporary halt to our hurrying and doing permits us to tap into our conversations with ourselves within. Dr. James Hollis notes, “The chief pathology of our time is the capacity of the world to distract us from this conversation.” Psychological observations have proven that the three places we can come to know ourselves the best are marriage, psychotherapy and silence. Our first tries at bringing more silence into our lives can be agitating. We become anxious, feeling weird at doing this, and checking the time to see when our time is up so we can get on to better things. Actually, we have to go through the frightening silence to come to the eloquent silence. After working our way through the scary part of silence, we come to an inner place where the quality of the silence changes. In this more peaceful place we are mostly with

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Save some summer vegetables for autumn soups There are certain soups that transcend trendy and become real heirloom favorites. The soup recipes I’m sharing today fit those criteria. They are the ones that are my most popular. Now I know it may be too hot to make them now, but tuck these jewels away – autumn isn’t far away!

Rita’s 30-minute vegetable soup

One of my most requested recipes, this is a favorite with kids and adults. Also, throw in any stray vegetables lurking in the fridge. Ditto with extra cooked pasta or rice. And if your family doesn’t like spicy soup, use regular canned diced tomatoes. Pass plenty of cheddar or Parmesan. l pound lean ground beef: sirloin or ground round 1 generous cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic 1 jar, 20-30 oz. chunky garden style pasta sauce 2 cans beef broth Water to taste (start with 1 soup can of water and go from there) 1 can, 10 oz., chopped

tomatoes and chilies 1 pound or so frozen m i x e d vegetab l e s , thawed if Rita you have Heikenfeld time Several Rita’s kitchen handfuls any fresh greens (opt.) Cheddar or Parmesan for garnish Sauté meat, onion and garlic together in large stockpot. “Sauté” simply means browning the meat with the onion and garlic. Drain any fat. Now add everything else but the greens. If you have the 30 oz. jar of pasta sauce, add almost all but taste before adding the rest. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are tender. Toss in greens and cook until just wilted, about a minute more.

Tony Palazzolo’s version of Frisch’s vegetable soup

“A result of over a dozen

attempts, and I think it is very close to Frisch’s,” wrote Tony, an Anderson Township reader. The last time I made this, I used about a pound of frozen mixed vegetables for the peas, corn, beans and lima beans. I also omitted the fresh carrots, since carrots were included in the frozen mixed vegetables. I used quick cooking barley and brown rice, as well. 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup onion, diced 1 ⁄2 cup each diced: carrots, celery 1 ⁄2 cup each frozen vegetables: peas, corn, cut green beans, baby lima beans (can use canned baby limas) 1 can, 14.5 oz, diced tomatoes with juice 2 quarts beef broth 1 quart water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each thyme, garlic powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup potato, diced 1 ⁄4 cup pearl barley 1 ⁄4 cup long grain rice Salt to taste

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Combine ground meat, breadcrumbs, cheese, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Shape into tiny balls, less than 1 inch in diameter. When the escarole is almost tender, stir in the pasta and return the soup to the simmer. Drop the meatballs into the soup. Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until the meatballs and pasta are cooked, about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning. Serve hot with cheese.

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Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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August 25, 2010







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Council’s budget priorities are par for the course

Wow! Blue Ash is getting a brand new golf $10 million clubhouse! New irrigation for the golf course! New sidewalks leading to ... well, where the new park will go which we have yet to build, on land we have yet to fully pay for. Last election, I made no secret of my belief that Blue Ash City Council is need of urgent renewal, and I still believe that. Recent facts bear me out. Despite misgivings from many residents, and even (gasp!) a dissenting vote from within council, “the plan” continues to be bulldozed through. That council continues to push its own agenda despite the pesky public is nothing new. In better economic times, I would love to

see a new golf clubhouse grace our city, provided that it benefitted the residents and could be proven to do so. In these economic times, it is Bruce Healey a “nice to have” Community that we don’t need, and Press guest really as some resicolumnist dents have pointed out, does not make a lot of economic sense, given the popularity of the sport itself versus say, tennis, among the local population. Sure, as Mayor Mark Weber argues, we voted for the improvements, but that was back before

the economy tanked. Things change, and we need to re-prioritize. Meanwhile, downtown neighborhoods lack sidewalks so residents can safely walk with children and pets to local businesses. On Myrtle Avenue, Mayor Weber asked that a petition be organized, and a traffic study conducted. the results from an April traffic study showed that in a three-day time period, 2,166 cars traveled on Myrtle Avenue, 904 of those cars were going over the speed limit and 31 of those cars were traveling over 50 miles per hour. 89 percent of the homeowners signed the petition asking for speed humps. The city refuses to do anything, except churn out excuses, including budgetary woes.

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“I think having adult supervision in the malls after a certain hour is a responsible approach to making sure that the kids are well behaved. It would reduce the crowding of areas and it also helps people feel more comfortable when they do not have to worry about crowds of teens that hang together whatever their intentions. Having said that, if the child is not respectful and is disruptive to the commercial intentions of the malls, having a parent who did not teach their child to be respectful and mind full of others will not protect people from their bad behaviors because their lack or inability to parent them in the first place is why they behave in such ways in the first place.” C.L.

The Northeast Fire Collaborative, which includes Blue Ash, Loveland-Symmes, Mason, Sharonville and Sycamore Township fire departments, has received national recognition for innovation.

Judging from the article in the Aug. 18 Northeast Suburban Life, Connie Pillich’s opponent for the Statehouse seems to believe that all government spending is bad. He complains a lot about Ohio’s loss of jobs but offers nothing of help to those out of work; just lower taxes – the GOP’s slogan for all political seasons. Not much help if you’re not employed! Some government outlays are vital investment, as for example the help given to American auto makers. The automobile industry provides many jobs in Ohio. Michael Wilson seems to believe that he will be able to offer “right leadership” even though his


A sign outside the entrance to Tri-County mall that tells about the new rule that kids under 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or adult on Friday and Saturday night.

Next questions Communities involved in the Connecting Active Communities Coalition are looking at ways to make bicycling consistent across municipalities. Do you think it is a good idea to encourage bicycles as a mode of transportation? Why or why not? What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line.

Should other local departments consider joining the collaborative? Why or why not? No responses.

QUOTEBOOK “The program continues to be a success and our partnership with the school district remains as “I need to know even if change a valuable piece of our strategy to is rifled through.” provide superior services to our Lt. Dan Reid Hamilton County Sheriff’s liaison for citizens.” A compilation of quotes from this week’s Northeast Suburban Life:

Sycamore Township. See story, A4

and put it on your refrigerator. Look at it from time to time. Next Election Day, read it again and decide what you want to do about Blue Ash City Council. If the city is again growing, if the golf clubhouse is built (or still being built and within budget), if there are sidewalks to somewhere, and if downtown is looking great, with a strong economic pulse, vote for the council incumbents – again. Sadly, I think you will struggle to fulfill even one of these criteria by next election. Promise yourself that, like The Who, “We won’t be fooled again” – and give your vote to a candidate that listens. Bruce Healey is a resident of Blue Ash and writes a blog, Blue Ash Direct, at


CH@TROOM Tri-County Mall has joined Newport on the Levee and is now requiring teens to have an adult escort after 4 p.m. on weekends. Do you support the idea? Why or why not? “While these privately owned malls have every right to enforce them, parental escort policies are a bad idea. Business-wise, they restrict the flow a huge part of their consumer-base – i.e. teen shoppers. Not so smart. But, more importantly, unilateral rules like this also forget that ‘teens’ are not all equally mature or immature (and that a lot of adults act less ‘grown up’ than some children do). Should we really be giving our kids another reason to think that we expect them to get into trouble? These sorts of policies hurt commerce and undermine trust across generations.” P.L.

Yes, you read right. There is no money to build sidewalks, or even speed humps in the face of police generated statistics which show residents are in danger. But there is money to build a $10 million golf course clubhouse and sidewalks to a park not yet built. All plans to rebuild downtown business area are on hold. No money, you see. I remember seeing, some years ago, great plans to redesign and revitalize downtown. Business owners: I am afraid those ideas have been sacrificed to “The Plan” which includes golf course irrigation, a new clubhouse and some sidewalks going nowhere. If you are not outraged, you haven’t been listening. I have a terrible memory. Do me a favor. Cut this article out,

Don Simpson Montgomery police chief. See Story, A2

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. election would only make him an inexperienced first-term state representative. His opponent, Connie Pillich, has served in the United States Air Force, owns a small business, has won a lawsuit before the Ohio Supreme Court, and has had the experience of

Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northeast Suburban Life may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. already serving in the Ohio House of Representatives. She brings a wealth of expertise to this job. Let’s send Connie back to continue the fine work she is doing. Susan Crittenden Forestglen Drive Montgomery

As pendulum swings, will we be able to get out of the way? I have always been interested in clocks with pendulums. This became an important political observation. Reading history showed that as societies went too far in one direction, violent events often took it too far in the other direction. Those societies that survived moved toward more moderate swings. It is clear that the Constitution was written with much thoughtfulness about history. The ancient Greeks influenced the Constitutional Convention more than most people realize. A word of warning here! The Greeks had a rather bawdy way of getting a point across. I assure you it was for the purpose of creating attention to the ideas to be presented. A good place to start is with Plato’s “Republic.” Plato noted that democracies had a habit of failing. They swung like a pendulum from great freedom to repressive and bloody dictatorships. Our founding fathers were very familiar with that problem. They undertook to prevent it. When Plato wanted to make a point, he quoted Socrates, his teacher. He followed Socrates’ method of teaching by creating discussion. Plato gives us a clue to his approach in the first few pages of “Republic.” Socrates was returning to Athens and stopped to see an old friend. Socrates makes an off-color remark. This is a clue to alert the reader to Plato’s sly sense of irony.

There are other examples. He proposed that at battles, the women and children were to observe the bloodshed. Plato also Edward Levy warned of Community unqualified begseeking Press guest gars public office. His columnist p e n d u l u m swings from the qualified to the very unqualified. Does this ring a bell today? Plato also wrote about human nature. He wrote of a cave where the public is held in a prison. In reality, they were imprisoned by their own unwillingness to seek the truth. They were unable to move or turn their heads. They were constantly shown images and sounds which were repeated regularly. Fiction became reality. They had an option of freedom, but the brilliance of the sunlight (truth) was painful. They returned to the “comfort of the familiar” in the cave where they were met with ridicule by their fellow captives. There are many interpretations of this popular reading. In our case it can be a warning against imprisoning ourselves by accepting too much political rhetoric from either side. Finally a few ideas about human nature from Greek Theater. Generally, the tragedies were

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The ancient Greeks influenced the Constitutional Convention more than most people realize. about individuals and their faults. The comedies were about societal failures. The purpose was to have the audience discuss the play as they walked home from the theater. Aristophanes wrote several comedies that are worth examination today. A warning is proper here. Aristophanes used absurd sexual situations to emphasize his ideas. In “The Assembly Women,” the finances of Athens had become so corrupt, the women (who could not vote) dressed as men and went to the Assembly. They proceeded to vote a woman as ruler. She installed socialism and sexual equality for all citizens. The results are hilarious. In “Lysistrata,” all of the women in Greece go on a sex strike in order to stop the frequent wars between the various Greek cities. “Lysistrata” is often performed locally by community theaters. We should all endeavor to stop the pendulum before it destroys us. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.



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Defense, ground game key for Crusaders

By Mark Chalifoux


The Moeller High School football team had a strong regular season in 2009 fueled by a talented senior class, and head coach John Rodenberg said the Crusaders look to reload rather than rebuild. “We have some great size on the offensive and defensive lines. I’m pretty excited,” he said. “We have some good senior leadership, and if we continue to improve, it will be a good year.” Joe Tull and Sam Fraley will anchor the offensive line for Moeller and that will be one of the strengths for the Crusaders. Moeller also returns running back Tucker Skove, who was one of the Crusaders’ top threats out of the backfield. Skove had 644 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 2009. As a team, Moeller ran for 2500 yards in 2009 and will be a run-first team again in


Moeller’s Max Richey catches a touchdown pass against Hamilton in 2009. Richey will be the top receiver for Moeller again in 2010.

2010. “He’s a p r e t t y dynamic running b a c k , ” Rodenberg said of Skove. “Our Walker line will be big and physical and we hope our size and strength will help carry our running game.” Moeller also returns receivers Monty Madaris and Max Richey. Richey had 478 receiving yards and three touchdowns for Moeller in 2009. The big challenge for the offense will be replacing Andrew Hendrix, now at Notre Dame. Moeller had four different players competing for the slot and Rodenberg said no one had broken away with the job yet. “We will depend on a good defense to keep the opposing scoring down and rely on our run game as well to give our new quarterback time to grow,” he said. “We have talented guys battling for the position so whoever wins it will be able to manage the offense.” Rodenberg said he thinks the defense has a chance to be “really special” this season. The defense is led by senior defensive end Jesse Hayes, who has more than 20 Division I scholarship

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offers. Linebacker Kendall Walker has also generated considerable interest among Division I colleges. Kevin Robinson-White, John Tanner and Dante West round out the defensive line, one that Rodenberg called “one of the best in the state.” He predicted Shaquille Jinks will have a big year in the secondary. Rodenberg pegged La Salle as the favorite for the Greater Catholic League title, but said Elder and St. Xavier will be good again, per usual. He also doesn’t buy the talk among some coaches that the GCL is down this year. “Everyone that says the

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GCL is down, I wish they would schedule us. It gets old having to go out of town to play teams,” he said. “I will give Colerain credit because they play all of us.” Moeller opens the season in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown against Huber Heights Wayne in a game on ESPNU. Wayne is led by the No. 1-rated quarterback in the class of 2011, Braxton Miller. Moeller also plays difficult games against Indianapolis Cathedral, Lakewood St. Edward and at Cardinal Mooney in Youngstown. Rodenberg said he feels confident the Crusaders will have another successful


Moeller running back Tucker Skove gets past several defenders from St. Xavier. Skove will lead the Crusaders ground attack in 2010. season because of Moeller’s depth. “This is the most depth I’ve had in my three years here,” he said. “If we lose a guy there’s another guy capable of stepping in and that’s exciting because you get banged up playing in our league. That depth is really good for our football team,” he said. Rodenberg said he also expects the team to get great leadership from its captains. The captains are Joe Tull, Jesse Hayes, Kendall Walker and Dylan Ruter. Rodenberg said the team is ready to get the season started. “We’re on ESPN for our very first game so we can’t

Aves look to bounce back from ’09 By Mark Chalifoux

The Sycamore High School football team should be much improved in 2010 and head coach Scott Datti-

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lo said the players recommitted themselves to the program after a tough 2009 campaign. “We were a young team last year and while we still have some youth, we have

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more experience this year and the kids did the right things in the offseason. We had a tremendous offseason,” Dattilo said. The team will be led by one of the most athletic tackles in the Greater Miami Conference, senior Justin Murray. Murray has committed to play college football at the University of Cincinnati. Darius Hillary will be one of the biggest playmakers on offense for the Aves. Hillary has scholarship offers from a number of Division I schools, including a handful of Big 10 offers. Hillary will play defensive back and running back for the Aves. Defensively, linebacker Kevin Carroll will be one of the top Aves. Dattilo is especially pleased with the team’s size. “We’ve got some size on the offensive line and on the defensive line,” he said. “We’ve got enough speed and athletes to be competitive and our biggest strength is the size on the line.” Dattilo has seen flashes of brilliance from his team in the preseason, but he’s also seen less-than-impressive play. “Consistency is a big thing for us. We need to

Moeller game days Aug. 29 @ Wayne – 4 p.m. Sept. 4 Hamilton Sept. 10 @ Northmont Sept. 18 Findlay – 7 p.m. Sept. 24 @ St. Xavier Oct. 1 @ Indianapolis Cathedral, Ind. Oct. 8 Elder Oct. 15 @ La Salle Oct. 23 St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 29 @ Cardinal Mooney – 7 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. wait,” he said. “It takes so much time to prepare for the season so we’re excited to get the season started.”

Sycamore game days

Aug. 27 @ Withrow Sept. 3 @ Springboro Sept. 10 Springfield Sept. 16 Princeton – 7 p.m. Sept. 24 @ Oak Hills Oct. 1 Middletown Oct. 8 @ Lakota West Oct. 15 Hamilton Oct. 22 @ Colerain Oct. 29 Mason All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Sycamore offensive tackle Justin Murray is one of the top linemen in the Greater Miami Conference.


have consistency of effort and consistency at practice and that will translate to games. If we can get consistent,” he said, “we could surprise some teams with our athleticism and our ability to take over.”

Sycamore will look to improve on a 2-8 record in 2009 and the Aves have the size and talent to do it. Dattilo said he has no doubt Sycamore can get back to the top of the GMC and compete for a league title. The GMC should be tough as always, led by Colerain as the clear favorite. “There isn’t a clear-cut No. 2 but I’d say Middletown, even though they lost a lot,” Dattilo said. Lakota West and Hamilton could also be good this season. With Sycamore returning 11 starters on offense, the Aves can be a dangerous team – if they find the consistency Dattilo wants to see.

Carroll Dattilo “It’s a focus thing,” he said. “I’ve seen signs of it being really good and signs of it not being as great so we need to get the players past that.” Sycamore opens at Withrow and then travels to Springboro, a team the Aves beat on the final drive in 2009. Dattilo said the Aviators are ready to roll and should be a fun team to watch in 2010. “We will be much more aggressive on offense,” he said. “We had to keep things simple last year because we were so young, but with the size up front and with our speed, this should be a fun team to watch. I’m excited.”


Northeast Suburban Life

August 25, 2010

Football preview

Indians seek new areas of production By Anthony Amorini

Cincinnati Country Day game days


Cincinnati Country Day’s Wyatt Tiffany will be a standout for the Indians defense at linebacker.

Starting the season with a trio of home games provides Cincinnati Country Day's football team with comfortable surroundings as the Indians learn to cope with life after the departure of 2010 graduate Max Dietz. Dunn Dietz was CCD's leading rusher and receiver in 2009 with 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground and Duncan 12 receptions for 248 yards and four touchdowns through the air. CCD scored a total of 18 rushing touchdowns and seven passing touchdowns with Max accounting for most of the production. “(Max) certainly did a lot for us last year and he'll be missed, but hopefully these guys are up to the challenge,” CCD head coach Tim Dunn said. “We have a few less guys going both ways

Aug. 27 Clermont Northeastern Sept. 3 Oyler Sept. 10 Taylor Sept. 16 @ Clark Montessori Sept. 24 Summit Country Day Oct. 1 North College Hill Oct. 8 @ Dayton Christian Oct. 15 @ Lockland Oct. 22 New Miami Oct. 29 @ CHCA All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Cincinnati Country Day defensive tackle Anthony McDaniel is another stalwart for the Indians’ defense. and we are optimistic about that. “(Quarterback) Jake Dietz is back and he's improved since last year so we should have a better passing game too,” Dunn added. Jake, now a junior, completed 35-of-86 passes for 652 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions as a sophomore in 2009. CCD senior leaders Wyatt

Tiffany (RB/LB) and Will Duncan (TE/DE) return as two-way starters for the Indians. Tiffany led CCD with 105 tackles in 2009 and also rushed for 661 yards and three touchdowns on 121 carries. “He loves his leadership role and he's taken it on effortlessly,” Dunn said of Tiffany. Junior receiver Reed Davis and linebacker Ben

CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL Valido are also key returning starters on a team with eight players back on both sides of the ball, Dunn said. Sophomore Zach Higginbothan, a transfer to CCD, will compete for playing time at the linebacker position as a key new addition for the Indians. “We feel like we are making progress. Everyone is healthy and we are pretty optimistic,” Dunn said. CCD opens with a home game against Clermont Northeastern at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in week one. CCD hosts Oyler High School (Sept. 3) in week two followed by a home game against Taylor (Sept. 10) in week three with both games starting at 7 p.m.

BRIEFLY This week at CHCA

• Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy boys’ golf team placed third with a 191 against Cincinnati Country Day’s 170 and Summit Country Day’s 171, Aug. 17. On Aug. 18, the boys finished 18th with a 365 in the Second Annual Badin Bash Invitational, Aug. 18.

This week at Sycamore

• Sycamore girls placed fifth with a 322 in the Fairfield Invitational, Aug. 17. On the same day, the girls shot 150 to beat Notre Dame’s 164, Centerville’s 172 and Colerain’s 191. In that game, Sycamore’s S.M. Dipali shot an even par 36 on the East Nine at Glenview.

This week at Ursuline

• Ursuline’s girls’ golf team placed fourth with a 317 in the Fairfield Invitational, Aug. 17. Ursuline’s Megan Tenhundfeld shot a 72.

This week at MND

• Mount Notre Dame High School girls’ golf team placed 10th with a 366 in the Fairfield Invitational, Aug. 17.

This week at Indian Hill


• Indian Hill’s girls’ golf team lost to Mercy 204-213, Aug. 17. Indian Hill’s Pari Keller shot 9 over 44 on the front nine at Kenview. • The girls’ tennis team beat Columbus Academy 3-2, Aug. 18. Indian Hill’s Kelsey Matthews beat Reddy 6-3, 61; Rachel Littman beat Jung 6-0, 6-1; Brynn McKenna and Nicole Taylor beat Souba and Wexner 6-2, 6-2.

Football preview

August 25, 2010

Northeast Suburban Life


Balanced attack part of CHCA game plan By Anthony Amorini


CHCA tailback DiDi Charles looks to pound the practice dummy during the first “full pad” practice for the Eagles.

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Added size on the offensive line paired with the graduation of standout quarterback Alec Swartz will result in a more balanced offensive attack from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in 2010. Finishing at 7-3 last season, the Eagles threw the ball early and often with Swartz racking up 2,192 y a r d s through the air while attempting 73 more passes than the next closest quarterback in Taylor the Miami Valley Conference (272 attempts compared to 199 attempts from North College Hill’s Dakota Dartis). Eagle fans should see a different gameplan in 2010. “Physically we are much bigger (than last) season averaging over 240 (pounds) up front and expect to play a much more balanced style of play,” second-year head coach Eric Taylor said. Swartz’s big numbers through the air were juxtaposed with less than stellar numbers on the ground for the Eagles’ offense in 2009. Doyen Harris, also a 2010 graduate, led the Eagles with only 242 yards

CINCINNATI HILLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY rushing as Swartz finished second on the team with just 213 yards rushing. Standing at 6-foot-7, junior Nick Lawley replaces Swartz at quarterback. Lawley completed 7-of-9 passes for 80 yards including one touchdown and one interception while seeing very limited varsity action as a sophomore. Senior running back Didi Charles represents a key new addition to the Eagles’ starting offense after rushing for 119 yards on 24 carries as a junior. “The team has bonded well and will play great team ball,” Taylor said. “We have four offensive and five defensive starters returning.” Additional key contributors offensively will include junior Austin Jones (WR), senior Tim Overstreet (WR) and the Eagles’ “entire offensive line,” Taylor said. Defensive leaders for CHCA will include seniors Jamie Stagnaro (CB), Ben Daniel (LB), Blake Avery


Eagle alumni and assistant coach Robbie Wilson shares a teachable moment with CHCA senior Jeff Stagnaro. (LB), Jeff Stagnaro (CB) and Jake Tome (LB). Jamie led CHCA with seven interceptions in 2009. Avery, Daniel and both Stagnaro boys are all wide receivers on offense which gives the Eagles plenty of depth at the position. “Our team may be a little inexperienced per varsity snaps but have been working extremely hard and patiently waiting for their time,” Taylor said. The Eagles host Shroder for its season opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, before traveling to face Madeira at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. CHCA returns home for CHCA Youth Football Night in week three during a game

CHCA game days Aug. 27 Schroder Sept. 3 @ Madeira Sept. 10 Mariemont Sept. 17 @ New Miami Sept. 24 North College Hill Oct. 1 @ Summit Country Day – 7 p.m. Oct. 8 Lockland Oct. 15 @ North Hardin – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 @ Clark Montessori Oct. 29 Cincinnati Country Day All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. against Mariemont at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and celebrate homecoming in week seven against Lockland at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8.

Bombers’ strong defense to lead team By Jake Meyer

In 2009, the St. Xavier Bombers were Greater Catholic League South division champions, boasting a 3-0 conference record, but fell short of winning a state title, losing to Elder in the second round of the playoffs. Now, just a few years removed from an Woodall undefeated 2007 state championship season, the Bombers are hoping that a wide-open Greater Catholic League will lead them to a second consecutive conference title and a trip to Canton for the title game. The Bombers, who were 9-3 overall last season, return 10 starters from last year’s team, six of whom play defense. It’s the defense, led by senior linebackers Steven Daniels and Sean Duggan, that will carry this team, according to head coach Steve Specht. “With four linebackers returning, the middle of our defense is strong,” Specht said. “Those guys proved last year that they can play football.” Daniels and Duggan, who have both received numerous scholarship offers from schools around the country, are joined on defense by fellow linebackers Jake Rumpke, a senior, and Nathan Gerbus, a junior, as well as senior defensive back Connor Buczek. However, the offensive side of the ball has a few question marks as the Bombers must break in a


Steve Specht, center, head football coach at St. Xavier High School talks with Jack Woodall, left, and Steven Daniels right during practice.


St. Xavier game days

Sept. 3 Indianapolis Cathedral, Ind. Sept. 10 St. Xavier, Ky. Sept. 17 @ Trinity Sept. 24 Moeller Oct. 1 @ Elder Oct. 8 @ La Salle Oct. 16 @ St. Edward – 2 p.m. Oct. 23 St. Ignatius – 2 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. new quarterback this season, replacing the graduated Luke Massa. That job falls to senior Nick Albers. Albers, a 6-foot-4 pocket passer, served as Massa’s backup in 2009 and, according to Specht, has separated himself from his competition in practice.

Albers will be helped by a strong running back in junior Conor Hundley. Hundley led the GCL in rushing yardage as a sophomore in 2009, racking up more than 1,000 yards. The top receiving threat for St. Xavier is expected to be sophomore Kevin Milligan. Milligan caught nine passes for 136 yards as a freshman and will see much increased playing time this season. The Bombers are not alone in having some uncertainties heading into the 2010 season, as every GCL team has suffered significant losses from last season, including both Elder and Moeller who must also break in new quarterbacks. This uncertainty has lead to a wide-open race for the GCL title, and Specht is unsure who the favorite is to win the league. “I really don’t know (how the standings will look),” Specht said. “I think there are so many unknowns, you can take all four teams, put them in a hat and draw them and that could be how the

GCL standings end up.” One thing is certain for the Bombers, and that is a very, very tough schedule. St. X opens us against Our Lady of Good Counsel from Washington, D.C., who finished 11-1 last season, in a game televised nationally by ESPN. In addition to the Bombers’ GCL opponents, St. X also plays two perennial powerhouses from Louisville, Trinity and St. Xavier, as well as two of the best teams northern Ohio has to offer, in Lakewood St. Edward and Cleveland St. Ignatius. “We play a brutal schedule,” Specht said. “I tell the

kids that the toughest team we play is the next team on the schedule.” For Specht, the expectations for the season deal not with wins and losses, but in less tangible goals like character, teamwork and effort. Specht said his biggest challenge is teaching his players how to work hard and transcend what they think they are capable of. “High school kids need to learn what hard work is,” Specht said. “Once that’s done, it’s about teaching them to break the glass ceiling and go above and beyond where they think they can go.”

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Jake Brodbeck Chris Gradone Seth Scherer Conor Hundley Bryson Albright David Braswell Jake Rumpke Marcus Hughes Steven Daniels Ian Rothan Sean Duggan Jack Frey Alexander Cussen Dylan Ellis Max James Nicholas Sullivan Nick Albers Thomas Klenk Ryan Kampbel Griffin Dolle Robert Doerger Alex Zuboski George Long Joe Mezher Nicholas Roemer Max Longi Timothy Mahoney Trey Sherman Sam Egbers George Thacker Kyle Millard Nicholas Barnett Daniel Braswell Christian Wojtaszek Samuel Burchenal Isaiah Waldon Spencer Stroube

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Northeast Suburban Life

Football preview

August 25, 2010

Braves look to reload to handle early tests By Mark Chalifoux


The 2009 Indian Hill High School football team benefited from having the co-athlete of the year, Sam Hendricks, running the offense. The senior led the Cincinnati Hills League in rushing by a substantial margin and was third in the conference in passing. The 2010 Braves don’t have a star of that caliber on the roster, but Indian Hill should do more reloading than rebuilding this season. “We’re young and have a lot of new faces but we have good team speed and this is as dedicated a team as I’ve ever been around,” head coach Mike Theisen said. Sam Voss takes over the

quarterback position for the Braves and will remind Indian Hill fans of Hendricks. “I was really impressed with what I saw from him in our first scrimmage,” Theisen said. “He’s the same style of runner as Hendricks, but he doesn’t quite have the same length and stride that Sam had. He is deceptive and we’ve tweaked some things on offense, but we’ll be a spread team balanced between the running game


Indian Hill linebacker Jake Thomas will be one of the standouts on the Braves defense in 2010.

Indian Hill game days

Aug. 27 @ McNicholas Sept. 3 Valley View Sept. 10 @ Turpin Sept. 16 Deer Park Sept. 24 Madeira Oct. 1 @ Mariemont Oct. 8 @ Reading Oct. 15 Taylor Oct. 22 @ Finneytown Oct. 29 Wyoming All games at 7:30 p.m. and the passing game.” Senior Reid Lockwood will be the starting running back and he’s seen a considerable amount of playing time over the past two seasons due to injuries. “He’s really been our tailback for three years,” Theisen said. He had more than 500 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 2009 for the Braves. “We have a huge offensive line so we’re going to get some push and Reid has great field vision. I think he’s ready to carry the load for us.” Theisen said the team will have to play as a unit since the Braves won’t be able to get away with one player carrying them through tough times. “We need all 11 guys on the offensive side and defensive side to play as a unit,” he said. The defense will be led by linebackers Jake Thomas and Kyle Combs. Scott Brendamour will be one of the standouts on the line for Indian Hill. The big challenge for the Braves will be the first three games of the season. Indian Hill opens with McNicholas, Valley View and Turpin. “Our season will be defined by those three games,” Theisen said. “If you want to be a contender in the playoffs you need to play good competition and one of our team goals is to win two of these first three games.” Indian Hill will also have to deal with a stronger CHL slate. Wyoming is the favorite to repeat as the CHL champs, but Madeira and


Indian Hill’s Sam Voss takes over the quarterback duties for the Braves and will be one of the playmakers for Indian Hill’s offense.

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Mariemont should be improved this fall as well. “The league has hurt us in years past, but we’re anticipating a much stronger CHL this season,” Theisen said. “Wyoming, in particular, is outstanding.” Theisen said Indian Hill fans can expect to see a hard-hitting defense as the Braves continue to grow and improve on that side of the ball. “Our kids love to hit,” he

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said. “And I believe we can score a lot of points with a high-powered offense. We

Amid tragedy, Vikings face challenges By Jake Meyer

With heavy hearts over the sudden passing of sophomore defensive back Jovante Woods, the son of former Bengal Ickey Woods, the Princeton football team prepares to open the season

the season on Friday, Aug. 27. Woods, who died Aug. 14 after suffering an asthLeach ma attack at his home, will be buried Aug. 28, just one day after

the Vikings open the season against Beavercreek. The 16-year-old Woods was challenging for a starting spot in Princeton’s secondary and was expected to be a key contributor as the Vikings try to improve on last season’s 5-5 record. Princeton head coach Bill Leach said that his team will

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Trey Watkins Tony Hendrix Jalon Allen Leondre Gray Demarco Thomas Justin Cornwall Nate McGill Nikko Smith Quinton Pointer Ron Hall Dearrius Price Paris Hill Daryan Martin Donzell Showes Jay McCants Lamarr Williams William Blevins Howard Tidwell Robert Bouldin Darian Nelson Alonzo Brown Darrell Davis Derrick Cromwell Chris Woods Adrin Williams JaRube Garrett

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miss Woods’ presence, both on and off the field. “You miss him for the way he led by example as a hard worker and a great teammate,” Leach said. Leach now faces the difficult task of keeping his young but promising team motivated in spite of tragedy. That is just one challenge Leach faces as he readies his team for the season. “The biggest challenge, other than the tragedy, will be inexperience with kids that haven’t been under the lights on Friday night and whether they perform,” Leach said. Princeton’s offense will be led by junior quarterback Nate McGill, who saw action in two games last season while backing up the now-graduated Spencer Ware. McGill has a stable of weapons to throw to this season led by senior wide receiver Jay McCants who was third in the Greater Miami Conference in receiving yards, despite playing in just seven games. Joining McCants, who has verbally committed to

PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL play football at Indiana, is senior wideout Justin Cornwall, who finished just behind McCants in receiving last season. The defense is expected to be led by junior linebacker Jahlil Croley, who is receiving attention from some major college programs. Leach said the Vikings will rely on their team speed and athleticism to win games this season in the always tough GMC. Princeton will have to face perennial conference favorite Colerain on Oct. 15, in what Leach considers to be a pivotal game. “Colerain is the team to beat,” Leach said. “If you want to win the GMC, you have to beat Colerain.” The Vikings also face a difficult non-conference road game against Clayton

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may need a lot of points in some games but we’re capable of doing that.”

Princeton game days

Aug. 27 Beavercreek Sept. 3 @ Northmont Sept. 10 Glen Este Sept. 16 @ Sycamore – 7 p.m. Sept. 24 Mason Oct. 1 @ Fairfield Oct. 8 Lakota East Oct. 15 Colerain Oct. 22 @ Oak Hills Oct. 29 @ Middletown All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Northmont Sept. 3. “We go to Northmont in week two, which will be a challenge,” Leach said. “That’ll be a good game to see where the expectations for 2010 are.” Leach’s preseason expectations include a topthree finish in the GMC this season. Princeton hasn’t finished that high since 2007, Leach’s second year as head coach. However, those expectations rest on how quickly the Vikings can overcome their recent tragedy and how quickly those young players can adjust to varsity football. “If we get off to a good start, the confidence factor will grow,” Leach said. “If we struggle early, it could be a struggle of a season, but I don’t think that will happen.”

August 25, 2010

Northeast Suburban Life




Art and the Animal: An Evening with the Masters, 6-10 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Wildlife art by members of the Society of Animal Artists. Master artworks paired with master cuisine and libations. Exhibit continues through Oct. 29. Benefits transportation and programming for the center. $150. Reservations required. 371-5476; Indian Hill.


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


Fall Into Fashion, 6-9 p.m., Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 10808 Montgomery Road, Featuring fashion by Paris J. Boutique. Sip on one of Eddie Merlot’s several French drink specials including a red and white wine, and some specialty French cocktails. Includes shopping and product sampling from vendors including World Class Sterling with JoAnn Roszmann, Elysium Originals, Connie Holden with Beijo Bags and more. Enter to win free weekend Lexus lease and silver bracelet from Richter and Phillips. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Cincy Chic. 489-1212; Sycamore Township.


The Original Wailers, 8 p.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, With the Ark Band and Ilo Ferreira. Reggae band from Kingston, Jamaica. Featuring Junior Marvin and Al Anderson. Ages 18 and up. $25, $20 advance. 793-3360; Silverton. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 7


Snap to it Lecture Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Models from Snap Boutique display latest fashion. Food by Creations by Melody. Lecture by David Wagner and introduction by John Ruthven. $60. Reservations required. 371-5476; Indian Hill.


Taste of Blue Ash, 6-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Music by Ben Lapps 7:15-9 p.m., in Wine Garden and dining area. Various types of cuisine from local restaurants and family fun area. Music by Vassar Atlanta Rhythm Section, Little River Band, Player, Night Ranger, the Guess Who and Phil Vassar. Free. 745-8500; Blue Ash.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Katie Pritchard. Outdoor covered patio or airconditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, 15-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Symmes Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


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


Hitchins, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, With Baybking and DJ Ghost. Ages 18 and up. $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 793-3360. Silverton. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 8


The Rockin’ Lobster Party, 6-11:59 p.m., The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, 5050 Madison Road, Includes whole Maine lobster and filet mignon dinner, open bar and specialty bars by Patron Spirits. Music by Swampthang, dancing and silent and live auctions. Bootsy Collins, special guest; Bob Herzog, emcee. Benefits The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. Ages 21 and up. $150. Registration required. 527-7261; Madisonville.


Survival Saturday: Women Helping Women Through the Process of Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Wells Fargo Advisors, 8044 Montgomery Road, Informative resource for women at any stage of divorce process. Hear from licensed professionals. Free. Reservations required. 985-2172. Madeira.


A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give health benefits of hearty laughter. Family friendly. $10. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill. Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 535-1514. Montgomery. Greenacres Farmers Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Locally grown and harvested produce from Greenacres Farm, Turner Farm and the Madeira Farmers’ Market. Free. 371-5476; Indian Hill.

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Taste of Blue Ash, Noon-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Music by Jim Jones, Elvis tribute artist, and Matt Snow, “the Cincinnati Sinatra,” Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. 745-8500; Blue Ash. Amberley Unplugged: Under the Big Top, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., The Guttmans’ and Guiguis’ Shared Yard, 7960 Springvalley Drive, Music by the Fibbs. Sideshow performers, magic, open bar, sushi, dessert and free valet parking. $25, $18 advance. Presented by Young Adult Division, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. 985-1527; Amberley Village.


Meditation Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn meditation techniques to connect your mind and body. $45. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people in her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 6835692; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Bob Cushing, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705. Loveland. Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery.


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


John Fox, 8 p.m., InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, With Suzanne Arnold. Rock and folk music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Requests taken. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


One Mississippi, 9:30 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, $5. 774-9697; Symmes Town-


Night Ranger is just one of the national acts performing at this year’s Taste of Blue Ash. Festival hours are 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, and 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads. Night Ranger will appear at 7 p.m. Saturday on the main stage. For more information, call 745-8500 or visit ship. Bosley, 8 p.m., Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road, 793-3360; Silverton.


Lagniappe, 9 p.m.-midnight, Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Cajun music. 583-1717. Loveland.


What Men Need To Know About Divorce, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Critical, unbiased information about complexities and options of divorce. Participants can discuss issues with divorce lawyer, financial advisor and family therapist. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. 579-3657. Blue Ash.


What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Hamilton County Parks Native Wildlife Program, 1 p.m. Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Free. Presented by Little Miami Inc. 893-4453; Loveland. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 9

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Commanding Wealth, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Spiritual Center, 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 304 G, Empower your life with “The One Command,” based on principles and technique in Asara Lovejoy’s book of the same name. With certified Commanding Wealth Circle Facilitators. Ages 21 and up. $20.276-2615. Blue Ash.


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



Good Earth Good Eats, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Canning Workshop. Learn how to preserve food using both a water bath process or a pressure canner. With Barbara Fath. $35 with lunch, $25. Registration recommended. 683-2340; Loveland.


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

Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road, Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Learn to reduce risk of falling. Use chairs, tables, music, balls and more to learn simple ways to increase strength, coordination, endurance and balance. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

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Cooking with Herbs, Noon-1 p.m. and 6:307:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn about adding fresh herbs as a quick way to transform ordinary meals into extraordinary ones. $15. Registration required. 9856732. Montgomery.


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


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland.


Taste of Blue Ash, 6-9 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Music by Tracy Walker 1:30 p.m. Free. 745-8500; Blue Ash. Fit Fun Day at the J & the J5K, 3-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Celebrate the J’s second birthday. Children’s entertainment including giant slide, moon bounce, zoo animals, carnival games and more 3-6 p.m. 3-on-3 basketball for teens 1-3 p.m. and adults 3-5 p.m.; free with advance registration. J5K race for all ages starts at 6 p.m. Rock & Roll Bash with music, gambling, dinner and cash bar 6:30-9 p.m. JK5 awards 7:15 p.m. Free. $20-$35 for J5K. 7617500; Amberley Village.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland. M O N D A Y, A U G . 3 0


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


The American Idol Live! Tour 2010, featuring season nine top 10 contestants, including winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox, comes to Riverbend Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $26, $50.50, $70.50 and for a lawn four-pack, $79. For tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000. Also pictured, and performing at the concert, are: Didi Benami, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban.

Zumba Gold, 10-11 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Designed for those not used to exercising, older adults or those with physical limitations. Free. 2472100. Symmes Township.


Work by James Presley “J.P.” Ball, a 19th century African-American photographer and abolitionist, who lived in Cincinnati, is on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center through October. The 900-square-foot free exhibit, “An American Journey: The Life and Photography of James Presley Ball,” features 60 original images of famous figures such as Frederick Douglass, pictured. Visit or call 513-287-7000.


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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

Morning Blend worship services at Ascension are on the third Sunday of each summer month, combining contemporary and traditional elements. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. and everyone is welcome. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

The service will be in the grassy area beside the parking lot of the church, located at the corner of Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road. Dress casually and plan to meet neighbors and new friends. In case of rain, The service will be in a shelter in the park next door. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.

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Blue Ash Presbyterian Church will celebrate a “Blessing of the Pets” ceremony at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. This informal, outdoor service of worship is an opportunity to thank God for animal friends and to ask God’s blessing on our faithful companions. All kinds of pets and all kinds of people are welcome.

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

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Children’s programs run Monday through Thursday morning and Tuesday afternoon. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Call the church for details. Walk for Water begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 4. This is a fundraiser for construction of a well in subSaharan Africa. All are welcome. Women’s Fall Retreat is titled “Encountering God: A Spiritual Adventure.” It runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. New member classes begin Sept. 19. Call for details. The seventh annual Fall Craft Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. They are looking for crafters and vendors to join the show. Call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

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The Community of the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish is having a social evening of wine and beer tasting to benefit the Athenaeum of Ohio (Mount St. Mary’s Seminary) from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, in the Community Room. There will be a wide variety of wines and beers along with a delectable array of hors d’oeuvres. Reservations for “Sips, Shepherds & Seminarians; Taste and Share for the Good of The Athenaeum” are $25 per person. Sponsorship levels are available at the Silver level for $50, Gold level for $75 and the Platinum level for $100 and above. There will be special recognition for those at the sponsorship levels. Those unable to

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Bridge, a night of fondue for adults and more. Events are open to the community. Northern Hills Synagogue is continuing its annual Creative Family Service on the Second day of Rosh Hashanah as an alternative to the main service. Led by Tracy Weisberger, the director of education and programming, the service will be an interactive and participatory service for the family. All ages are welcome. The theme will be “forgiveness within the family.” There will be games, discussions, activities and prayers to connect this theme with the holiday. For more information, call 931-6038. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

attend can still make a contribution or be a sponsor. Checks are to be made payable to Good Shepherd with “Athenaeum” written on the memo line. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Athenaeum. Attire for the evening will be dressy casual. The order form for reservations is available at, in the office at Good Shepherd, in the plexiglass stands and at an Activity Center after the weekend masses. The latest date to make a reservation is Sept. 12. There will be no actual tickets, but there will be a check-in for the wine and beer tasting at the event on Sept. 17. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road; 489-8815.

hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

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Sycamore Christian Church

The church is having its annual fish fry from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18. There will be Icelandic Cod, fellowship and Bid ‘n’ Buy Baskets. All proceeds benefit missions. The church is conducting a Life Line Screening for stroke prevention on Aug. 30, at the church. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-800324-1851. For more information, visit, or call the church. Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m.

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser FUneral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying divine love and wisdom. The church is located at 9503 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572. Northern Hills Synagogue is starting their Young Adults Kids Sometimes (YAKS) program with a cookout from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5, at Weller Park. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested by calling Tracy Weisberger at 931-6040. YAKS is an active group of young families connecting with their Jewish roots and having fun at the same time. The group’s planning committee has worked to create a schedule of fun events for the whole family, as well as much-needed adultonly events. Events include a family walk on the Purple People

St. Barnabas will host a book club, a canoe trip and a day at the Great American Ball Park this summer. Sunday worship services are 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. with summer church school at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. The church will hold services all summer during the construction on Montgomery Road. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

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.

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Rachael (nee Turner) Wilkins, 87, of Montgomery died Aug. 12. Survived by daughter, Betty Jo (Timothy) Dake; grandchildren Dr. Natalie (David) Dennis and Dr. Timothy Dake Jr. Preceded in death by husband, Bill Wilkins; 12 brothers and sisters and parents Edgar and Sallie Turner. Visitation and services were Aug. 16 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, Mt. Healthy. Memorials to; Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.



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August 25, 2010



Eriean L. Gooden, 19, 4800 Hawaiian Terrace Apartment 2, misdemeanor warrant at 4343 Cooper Road, Aug. 16. Daniel F. Gentry, 26, 8924 Plainfield Road, misdemeanor warrant at Plainfield Road and Carpenters Run Drive, Aug. 16. John A. Louallen, 24, 2100 Queen City Ave., traffic warrant at Kenwood Road and Myrtle Avenue, Aug. 16. Michael A. Wetherington, 22, 2725 Redfield Place, misdemeanor warrant at 6950 Miami Ave., Aug. 14. Jahari S. Rice, 25, 2239 Madison Ave. Apartment 1, traffic warrant, traffic warrant at Reed Hartman Highway and Osborne Boulevard, Aug. 11. Jacob Dalton Carter, 19, 3990 Alexander Lane, petty theft at 4150 Hunt Road, Aug. 11. Michael J. Brewer, 30, 1290 Woodville Pike, traffic warrant, traffic warrant at 4896 Hunt Road, Aug. 10. Gary Lee Sturgill, 36, 102 Union St. Apartment 1, misdemeanor warrant at 4896 Hunt Road, Aug. 10. Steven Cory Hall, 24, 5051 Meyers Lane, misdemeanor warrant at 4343 Cooper Road, Aug. 9. Charles M. Pankey, 41, 3250 Rammelsberry, traffic warrant at Kenwood Road and Creek Road, Aug. 9. Jamie K. Humes, 33, 224 Stetson St., traffic warrant at Plainfield Road ramp to eastbound Ohio 126, Aug. 9. Edith K. Helton, 45, 408 Westview Ave., illegal process drug documents-drug prescription, deception to obtain a dangerous drug at 4100 Hunt Road, Aug. 9. Kimberly R. Gulley-Gibson, 30, 5310 Florence Ave., traffic warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant at 5310 Florence Ave., Aug. 6. Cimone Jefferson, 19, 837 Ambia St., traffic warrant at 5900 Pfeiffer Road, Aug. 9. Dominique L. Taper, 21, 3331 Bowling Green Court, disorderly conduct; intoxication at 5900 Pfeiffer

Road, Aug. 9. Juandez F. Brown, 20, 5928 Morning Dew, misdemeanor warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant at 11510 Reed Hartman Highway, Aug. 3. Ashley M. Tanis, 19, 4736 Tillsam Court, misdemeanor warrant at 4736 Tillsam Court, Aug. 3. Heather Nicole Tanis, 17, 4736 Tillsam Court, domestic violence (physical harm), domestic violence (physical harm) at 4736 Tillsam Court, Aug. 3. Rob Eli Harris, 43, 2325 Ohio 28, obstructing official business at Southbound Interstate 71 at Pfeiffer Road, Aug. 4. James C. Hundley, 41, 11020 Grand Ave., possession or use of a controlled substance at 11020 Grand Ave., Aug. 4. Issa Sacko, 30, 5297 Knoll Court, felony warrant, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, obstructing official business at 10825 Kenwood Road, Aug. 4. Tarin G. Curtis, 20, 24 U.S. Grant, traffic warrant at Beacon Hills Drive and Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 4.

Incidents/investigations Assault (knowingly harm)

At Carver Road and Reed Hartman Highway, Aug. 7.

Breaking and entering

At 8999 Applewood Drive, Aug. 11.

Criminal mischief

A man said someone damaged four windows, value $1,000 at 6745 Cornell Road, Aug. 16.

Grand theft (firearm)

A woman said someone took a Ruger P89, 9-millimeter, black, value $450 at 9636 West Ave., Aug. 2.

Identity fraud (aid/abet), forgery of ID card

At 9648 Kenwood Road, Aug. 13.

Petty theft

Someone took a carton of Newport cigarettes, value $60, and a three-pack of black ice air fresheners, value $5 at 4100 Hunt Road, Aug. 16. A woman said someone took purses/handbags/wallets, value $100, a Visa credit card, value $50, and

personal papers, value $50 at 4100 Hunt Road, Aug. 11. A woman said someone took a Target gift card, value $25, and a silver Kenneth Cole watch, value $200 at 4329 Peppermill Lane, Aug. 9.

Telecommunications harassment

At 4245 Fox Hollow Drive, Aug. 16.


At 9343 Bluewing Terrace, Aug. 6. A man said someone took a wallet, value $50; a GPS, value $400, and a laptop computer, value $4,000 at 5853 Brasher Ave., Aug. 16. Someone took $1,450 from Donato's Pizza at 9405 Kenwood Road, Aug. 13. Someone took a concrete bird bath, value $100 at 9651 Ash Court, Aug. 12. Someone took a black iPod, value $50; an iPod car adaptor, value $100, and an iPod case, value $25 at 10131 Corsier Lane, Aug. 12. A man said someone took five checks at 11427 Reed Hartman Highway, Aug. 7. A woman said someone took $40; a Visa credit card and Delta Union check card, and a wallet and Georgia ID, value $30 at 4554 Lake Forest Drive, Aug. 7. A woman said someone took a Fifth Third Bank debit card and $20 cash at 4775 Cornell Road, Aug. 2.

Theft, receiving stolen property

A woman said someone took $2,500 and a diamond necklace and ear ring set, value $300 at 5151 Pfeiffer Road apartment 250, Aug. 5.


No new reports were filed last week.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Candise Hill, 27, 5739 Montgomery Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 30. Melissa Cordell, 25, 4335 Hunt Road, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, July 30. Scott A Wilson, 35, 7188 Pondside Court, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 7227 Chetbert Drive, Aug. 3.

Shaniqua Linzy, 19, 1142 Ryland Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 30. Female juvenile, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 31. Female juvenile, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 31. Asia Jordan, 19, 2310 Kenton St., possession of drug paraphernalia at 8001 Reading Road, July 29.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

Deer Park Auto Sales robbed at gunpoint at 3900 E. Galbraith Road, July 30. Man robbed at gunpoint in parking lot at 11630 Currier Lane, July 29.

Breaking and entering

Insulated copper welding lead valued at $10,000 taken from warehouse belonging to Mechanical Industrial Contracting Inc. at 11863 Solzman Road, July 27.


Window forced open and Wii valued at $150 taken at 12101 Third Ave., July 23.

Criminal damaging

Someone jumped on roof and trunk of vehicle causing damage at 7877 Montgomery Road, July 30. Basement window broken at 8608 Plainfield Road, July 30. Door frame and window broken, car damaged at 3791 Belfast Ave., July 24. Glass in front door broken at 7524 Montgomery Road, July 21. Vehicle scratched in parking lot of the Happy Hearts Day Care Center at 4828 Kugler Mill Road, July 31.

Identity fraud

Paypal account opened with someone’s personal information without authorization at 6801 Fields Ertel Road, July 27.

Impersonating a peace officer

Man claiming to be a police officer took a gun from inebriated man at 8954 Blue Ash Road, July 31.

Misuse of credit card

Someone used credit card numerous times without permission at 6757 Miami Hills Drive, July 31.


Keys taken at 4020 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 5. Car window broken and luggage containing clothing, flash drive and keys taken at 6400 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 5. Catalytic converter valued at $505

About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. taken from vehicle at 7900 W. Kemper Road, Aug. 5. Thermostats and other electrical equipment valued at $11,750 taken from work site at 8044 Montgomery Road, Aug. 3. Jewelry valued at $10,000 taken from apartment at 10812 Kingslake Drive, Unit A, Aug. 4. Copper ground wire valued at $100 taken from cell tower site at 10763 Montgomery Road, July 23. Wallet taken from unlocked vehicle at 11164 Marlwtte Drive, July 20. MP3 player, FM transmitter and cell phone charger valued at $166 taken from car at 8286 Millview Drive, July 27. Credit card taken at Red Lobster at 8220 Montgomery Road, July 23. iPhone valued at $200 missing at the Dillonvale IGA at 3950 E. Galbraith Road, July 27. Bike of unknown value taken from yard at 4230 Woodlawn Drive, July 29. Outside air conditioning unit taken at 7868 School Road, July 29. Purse and keys taken from car in driveway at 8670 Darnell Ave., Aug. 3. Jewelry and silverware valued at more than $10,000 taken while owner was on vacation from home at 7001 Michael Drive, Aug. 1. Wallet and GPS taken from car in lot at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 25. GPS taken from car in driveway at 11100 Kirtzmill Court, July 28. GPS valued at $199 taken from car at 4551 Taylor Ave., Aug. 2. Cell phone valued at $99.99 taken from car at 8464 Pine Road, Aug. 2. Items taken from three cars broken into in the lot of the Jewish Hospital at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, July 21. Quick change scam took $100 at Toys R Us at 7800 Montgomery Road, July 26. Someone tried to buy a gift card with a counterfeit $100 bill at Barnes and Noble Bookstore at 7800 Montgomery Road, July 27. Eight trees waiting to be planted valued at $509.92 taken from front yard at 4315 Kugler Mill Road, Aug. 2.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Court, operating a motor vehicle under the influence at I-275, July 28. Henry Haas, 21, 501 Hanna Ave. No. 2, receiving stolen property at 10690 Betty Ray, Aug. 2. Diana Heslop, 22, 1000 Sycamore St., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, July 20. Jesseca Ball, 24, 35 Wright Court, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 1.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Woman hit in face during argument at 11985 Rich Road, June 24.

Breaking and entering

Ladder rack moved from unlocked shed at 11662 Woodwind Drive, July 28. Shed broken into and leaf blower, power washer and trimmer valued at $810 taken at 11748 Woodwind Drive, July 28. Shed broken into, nothing taken at 11614 Woodwind Drive, July 28.

Criminal damaging

Mailbox damaged at 12156 Waters Edge, Aug. 1. Mailbox damaged at 12117 Waters Edge, Aug. 1. Mailbox damaged at 12103 Waters Edge, Aug. 1.

Impersonating a police officer

Man in car with light bar pulled woman over, asked for license and wrote down personal information at Loveland Madeira Road at I275, July 29.


Wallet taken from car at 10009 Morgan’s Trace, July 8. School books, laptop and alarm clock valued at $1,200 taken at 9643 Waterford Place, July 27. Man tried to use counterfeit $10 at Speedway at 12184 Mason Road, July 28. Lawn blowers and trimmers valued at $2,750 taken from work vehicles at 10802 Loveland-Madeira Road, Aug. 5. Video games valued at $207 taken at 9680 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 4. $90 taken from checking account without authorization at 7443 Mason Montgomery Road, Aug. 2.

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