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Maple Dale ‘reopens’ for first day of school Natural lighting, outdoor classrooms highlight district’s newest building By Jason Hoffman


The Blue Ash Municipal Airport closed Aug. 26, 2012. ENQUIRER FILE

Pilots remember ‘family’ one year later Blue Ash Airport was home to flying club for 50 years By Jason Hoffman

BLUE ASH — The droning of airplane motors has been replaced with bulldozers and other construction equipment as the first anniversary of the Blue Ash Municipal Airport closing passes. The men and women who made the airport their flying home miss it, but most have moved on and say that while things aren’t the same, they’re not bad. “We really spread to the winds,” said Cheryl Popp, Symmes Township resident and pilot. “Some went to the Lebanon-Warren County Airport, others the Clermont County Airport and some moved to (Cincinnati Municipal) Lunken Airport.” Popp and her husband, Tom, sold their airplane, but she still works at Lunken Airport and is the director of Honor Flight TriState, which flies World War II

BLUE ASH — The school year opened in a new setting for about 500 students at Maple Dale Elementary as Sycamore Community Schools unveiled its newest building. Upon entering the school, the first thing noticeable is the Imagination Center, what Principal Ron Brooks calls the school’s marquis room. “It’s a multi-use space that will serve as a theater, meeting room and cafeteria,” Brooks said. Behind the stage, a soundproof room will serve as a classroom and what Brooks calls a swing space for teachers to use when the school isn’t working on theatrical performances. The school’s new design also incorporates a lot of natural light with windows in every classroom and hallway. In the old school – what Brooks called a “California school” – students had to walk outside under awnings to navigate between two buildings. “It really gives and outdoor feel, but the students won’t be exposed to the elements,”

» Cost to taxpayers: $18 annually per $100,000 of home value for district residents » Classrooms: 24 » Desks: 600 » Current square footage: 62,875 » Square footage after final construction phase: 83,095

Brooks said. The natural lighting concept also is incorporated in the modern lighting system throughout the school, which utilizes natural light to reduce energy use throughout the building. Each classroom also comes with an integrated technology suite that allows teachers to use a single touch-screen panel to control lighting, computers and projectors. A teacher entering her 15th year with the district said the new classrooms will take some adjusting, but the design of the school will benefit her and the students in a variety of ways. “It’s really a big change See MAPLE, Page A2

Here’s an artist rendering of Summit Park, which is being built on part of the land the Blue Ash Municipal Airport used to inhabit.

and Koren War veterans to Washington, D.C. Popp said the whole situation surrounding the airport’s closing was similar to a traumatic divorce, with a group of pilots trying to convey their passion to politicians. “When you get rid of a runway, you get rid of Main Street,” Tom said. “They got rid of Main Street.” The financial situation was untenable and the airport closed for good Aug. 29, 2012. “I think the city did as much

as they possibly could,” said Marc Sirkin, a Blue Ash resident a pilot. “It wasn’t financially a situation that made any sense for Blue Ash and Cincinnati. I wish it was, but it wasn’t happening.” Sirkin is a Flying Neutron, a club started at the airport in 1962, and said that his club’s situation has improved after moving to the Lebanon-Warren County Airport, but it’s not the same. See PILOTS, Page A2

Micki Bates, science and social studies teacher at Maple Dale Elementary School in Blue Ash, puts the finishing touches on organizing her classroom before the first day in the school's new building. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Montgomery Police Dept. adds new officer Lauren Helgeson beat out more than 100 applicants By Jason Hoffman

Lauren Helgeson, Montgomery's newset police officer, had her badge pinned on by her mother, Courtney, at the Montgomery City Council meeting Wednesday, Aug. 21. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

MONTGOMERY — The streets of Montgomery are now being patrolled by a female police officer.. Lauren Helgeson, a 2007 Ursuline Academy graduate and longtime resident of Sycamore Township, was officially sworn in by City Manager Wayne Davis Aug. 21. Helgeson beat out more than 100 candidates for the opening with the Montgomery Police Department after



Sycamore Township’s “Festival in Sycamore” was a lively and colorful event.

Sycamore girls volleyball crashes the nets. See Sports, A5

a months-long interview process. “I'm happy to get started and really appreciate the opportunity,” she said. Helgeson has a degree in marketing from the University of Dayton, but said she grew up watching crime shows on TV and never really thought marketing would be a good career for her. Lauren's mom, Courtney, pinned her daughter's badge on after the swearing in and said she was extremely proud of her daughter. “It's amazing, definitely a dream

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come true,” Courtney said. “I was hoping she would get hired into a good place and I'm so proud she's here in Montgomery.” Mayor Ken Suer pointed to Helgeson's accomplishments in making it through the process and joining what he called the finest police force in the state. “You undoubtedly beat out a lot of hot-shot guys,” Suer said. Montgomery’s newest officer graduated from the Great Oaks Police Academy after being named sergeant at arms by her classmates and is See OFFICER, Page A2

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with learning areas outside and it’s exciting to have a space I can take classes,” said Micki Bates, fourth-grade science and social studies teacher. “I will be able to take my science students to the

creek to get a hands-on learning experience – we want our students to be able to be active.” The outdoor learning spaces include reading, art and creativity gardens intended to spur creativity, Daggett said. Bates, who attended Maple Dale as a students, also said her students are going to enjoy having lockers in the classroom



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as opposed to years past when they had to set backpacks and coats on the floor. The building was funded through a 0.61-mill levy and was built in conjunction with the district’s administrative offices which sit adjacent to the school. The second phase of the construction will be complete after the school

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ranked in the top 10 for fastest times in the 1 1/2mile run for female officers in Ohio, Police Chief Don Simpson said. “She’s gone through quite the hiring process,” Simpson said. “We put her to the test and she’s passed.” Councilwoman Gerry Harbison said it was good to have a woman on the police force. “We have a wonderful police department,” Harbison said. “We get letters from people who get speeding tickets thanking us.”

“Everyone misses the camaraderie and convenience of being in Blue Ash, but you have to move on,” he said. In Lebanon, the Flying Neutrons can now store all five of their planes in a hangar – only two could fit at Blue Ash. Steve Sprovach, the club’s vice president, said the new facility is very accommodating, but the extra commute turned some longtime members away. “The toughest part of the transition was the extra 25-minute commute,” Sprovach said. “We lost a number of members because of the mileage, but picked up new members

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The new Maple Dale Elementary School building in Blue Ash opened its doors to students Tuesday, Aug. 27. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS




Pilots who used to fly out of the Blue Ash Municipal Airport, from left: Tom Martin, Marc Sirkin, Tom Popp, Don Theis, Jeff Logeman, Cheryl Popp, Dan Kelly and Jennifer Selm, gathered at the Firehouse Grill one year after the airport closed. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

in the area so it’s kind of a wash.” Sprovach joined the club five years before the airport closed, but had used it for 20 years. “I still can’t believe it’s gone,: he said. “It will never be back – it’s pret-



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ty emotional.” The airport cleared the way for Blue Ash’s newest project, Summit Park. The park will be built in three phases and take at least two years to complete. Popp said the first time she walked into the airport she never expected to become a pilot, but the friendliness of the pilots and staff convinced her and Tom to sign up for lessons that day. “(At Blue Ash) you were always a pilot whether you were flying or not – it was kind of like a big family,” she said. “You can’t find that again – not like we had it – it’s really sad.” Want to know more about the stories that matter in Blue Ash? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.

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Kenwood Woman’s Club awards annual scholarships at lunch By Leah Fightmaster

The Kenwood Woman’s Club gave out several of its annual scholarships at the club’s annual luncheon at St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road. Six high school students and two women received scholarships of varying amounts. Four high school students – El-

len Molinaro of Mount Notre Dame High School, Noral Molinaro of Mount Notre Dame High School, Margaret Philpott of Madeira High School and Alexis Teeters of Indian Hill High School – received $2,000 scholarships from the club. Two seniors, Ashley Schlissel of Indian Hill High School and Jordan Petri of Madeira High School, received $1,000

Six high school seniors and two women received scholarships for college. From right to left are scholarship winners Nora and Ellen Molinaro of Mount Notre Dame High School, Ashley Schlissel of Indian Hill High School, Lynn Kendall of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Alexis Teeters of Indian Hill High School. THANKS

each as part of the Boike Family Memorial Scholarship. Two women who are either re-entering the workforce or changing careers received $1,500 scholarships. They are Lynn Kendall and Cara Stallone.


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BRIEFLY Montgomery garage sale Sept. 7

Bargain hunters and those who enjoy finding a curbside deal should check out the city of Montgomery’s community-wide garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Registration is open to Montgomery households interested in hosting a garage or yard sale and wanting to join this joint promotion. Households can sign up on the city’s Website,, or by calling 891-2424. There is no fee to participate. A garage sale treasure map, with a complete listing of locations, will be available at Montgomery City Hall, 10101 Montgomery Road, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on the website at to help shoppers prepare for the sales and map out dealfinding strategies. Treasure maps will also be handed out at city hall on the Saturday morning of the sales, beginning at 8 a.m. This grassroots public awareness campaign organized by the Environmental Advisory Commission promotes reuse, repair and resale opportunities in the city of Montgomery.

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The following students have earned principal’s honors for the fourth quarter of 20122013.

Principal Honors

Ursuline Academy graduates who will study performing arts in college include, from left: Lauren Salem (West Chester Township), Leah Anderson (Evendale), Megan Banfield (Indian Hill), Jennifer Mathews (West Chester Township), Sydney Ashe (Amberley Village), Abby Hellmann (Hyde Park) and Angela Pan (Evendale). THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Ursuline performing arts grads continue studies in college Seven Ursuline Academy graduates of the Class of 2013 will take their love of the stage off to college where they will continue their education in their specific performing arts discipline. They have spent the past four years at Ursuline entrenched in theatrical and musical performances that were produced by the school. Several also performed at other high schools and community and national performances and competitions, where they won numerous awards at such venues as the Festival Disney in Orlando and the Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Awards Scholarship competition. The 2013 performing arts graduates are: » Leah Anderson (Evendale), will pursue a bachelor’s degree in music performance (and a B.S. in science) at The Ohio State University, where she received a Music Scholarship and Provost Scholarship. She has played the violin and piano and was a vocalist at UA, and has performed and won numerous awards at such venues as The Ohio Federation of

Music Clubs, The National Federation of Music, The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Northern Kentucky University, Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. » Sydney Ashe (Amberley Village) will be enrolled in the BFA Dramatic Performance Program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received the Cincinnatus Century Scholarship. She performed in the Ursuline production of “All Shook Up,” several shows at St. Xavier High School, and Cincinnati Actors’ Studio and Academy; she also will be appearing as “Frenchie” this summer in the Cincinnati Young People’s Theater production of Grease. » Megan Banfield (Indian Hill) will major in communication with a concentration in electronic media at the University of Dayton, where she received the Father Chaminade Scholarship. » Abby Hellmann (Hyde Park) will major in vocal performance at

the University of Michigan. In addition to singing in UA’s A Cappella Choir and Show Choir, she also sang and danced in all the school’s musicals, and has performed at St. Xavier High School, Yapp at the Musical Arts Center and St. Mary Church (Hyde Park). » Jennifer Mathews (West Chester Township) will major in theatre (also biomedical engineering and pre-med) at Saint Louis University, where she received the Presidential Finalist Scholarship. She was a stage crew member of UA’s theatre company throughout her years at the school. » Angela Pan (Evendale) will major or minor in dance at Indiana University Bloomington. She was on UA’s National Championship Varsity Dance Team for four years; and she was on the sound crew for the school’s Seussical the Musical. » Lauren Salem (West Chester Township) will major in vocal performance and music education at Miami University, where she received a Music Talent Award and University Merit Scholarship.

Local author shares insights, inspiration with MND freshmen

Cincinnati-based author Andrea Cheng recently talked with the Mount Notre Dame freshman class about her book, “Marika.” “Marika,” set in Hungary from 1935 to 1945, portrays the life of the title character who witnesses the approach of World War II and experiences the repressive influence of the Nazis on her family and in her community. The book raises important issues about religious tolerance and societal pressure as well as family values and personal choices. The presentation was particularly significant because Mary Kartal, Cheng’s mother and the inspiration for the story, was in attendance and addressed the audience as well. Both women fielded questions from the audience and shared stories related to the book. “It was a dramatic and inspiring experience for our students, as they basically got to meet the main character of the book they just read,”

Mount Notre Dame High School hosted Cincinnati-based author Andrea Cheng to discuss her book, "Marika." From left: Cheng, MND student Fiona Fogarty (Blue Ash), Mary Kartal, ChengÕs mother and the inspiration for the book, and MND student Delanie Muenchen (Pleasant Ridge). THANKS TO JIM KAPP

MND’s Donna Groene said. “Historically, it provides students with a link to someone who experienced the terror of the Holocaust at about

the same age, which gave them a new perspective and understanding.”

Seventh-grade – Noah Abrahamson, Hadi Akbik, Nadia Alam, Noa Atkins, Sydney Bahr, Anne Baldwin, Emma Balk, Sophie Ballah, Jenna Bao, Emma Basselman, Bryson Bates, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Belcher, Zachary Berger, Elayna Berry, Elaine (Lainey) Bodenburg, Behruz Bozorov, Anne Brabender, Natalie Brinkman, Maximilian Bruggeman, Ben BrynjulfsonReardon, Caroline Byers, Paula Cancelas Calvo, Bethany Carr, Manogya Chandar, Yi Chen, Ashwin Chidambaram, Emily Chien, Adhiti Chundur, Taylor Close, Eirean Mari E Co, Sara Cohen, Benjamin Darpel, Rishav Dasgupta, Peter Dauenhauer, Maia Davidson, Jaslyn Davis-Johnson, Emerson Day, Meghan DiGiovanna, Christopher (James) Dobrozsi, Katherine Dunne, Audrey Dybvad; Elizabeth (Liz) Eilers, Sydney Evans, Stephen Fang, Jessica Fehr, Selena Feng, Thea Ferdinand, Grant Fisher, Lilah Foley, John Dean Folz, Hannah Foster, Robert Fredenburgh, Lily Freiberg, Dylan Fricke, Albert Fryman, Chad Galinari, Oliver Garrett, Sarah Gilmore, Shannon Glass, Avi Goldstein, Benjamin (Tate) Goodyear, Halle Gordon, Meredith Gottliebson, Meegan Gould, Alexis (Lexi) Grannen, Gustave Guckenberger, Yasmine Guedira, Prachi Gupta, Brycen Gwyn, Christina Hanisch, Charles Harte, Jacob Hasselbeck, Abigail Hausfeld, Byron Heist, Anna Helker, Ty Hendricks, Bennett Heyn, Jon (Logan) Hilsabeck, Stephanie Hong, Nadia Houssien, Olivia Huculak, Abigail Hughes, Lea Huth; Matthew Isakson, Amanda Jensen, Kaitlyn Jiang, Jordan Johnson, Raekwon Johnson, Kelsey Kandil, Mackenzie Kandil, Caroline Karbowski, Constance (Connie) Kavensky, Caroline Keeton, Samuel Kennedy, Nikhil Khatana, Nilesh Khatana, Emilie King, Michael Knoechel, Julia Kolnicki, Lalitha (Lavanya) Konda, Samuel Kroin, Cameron Kross, James Lane, Anna Larson, Jodie Lawson, Hyoungjun (Sam) Lee, Hanna Leonard, Tyson Levy, Victor Lim, Garrett Lockwood, Hannah Long, Melinda Looney, Israel Lorenzana; Lauren Ma, Ethan Main, Harsimran Makkad, Jasmine Male, Anne Marsh, Enrique Martin, Lily Martinson, Kara Maxfield, Megan McMullen, Kate McNamara-Marsland, Nicole McNamara-Marsland, Adam Meller, Alexa (Lexi) Melser, Zachary Milliken, Dominic Million, Hajime Minoguchi, Shruti Mishra, Miyu Monda, Laura Morris, Marissa Myers, Meera Nadathur, Elizabeth Nartker, Alexander Newberg, Joshua Nickol, Calliope Osborn, Anita Pan, William (Bill) Park, Atit Pathak, Thamilini Pathmarajah, Alexandra (Alex) Patton; Destinee Ramsey, Jacob Randall, Emily Reddy, Kelsey Reisert, Ethan Rice, Quinn Rile, Gregory Rivin, Allison Ross, Hannah Rozenson, Alexander Rudich, Gina Rugari, Nour Sadek, Amanda Sadler, Janhavi Sahasrabudhe, James Sam, Michael Samways, Jared Sandow, Kyle Schiell, Ryan Schiell, Kyle Schroeder, Rebecca (Becky) Schultz, Leah Schwartz, Nikhil Sekar, Youngseo Seo, Zachary Sheehan, Azadvir Singh, Trevor Size, Emma Smith, Sierra Smith, Max Snyder, Erik Stammes Sancho, Katherine Stautberg, Isabella Stevens, Lily Steward, Lorae Stojanovic, Makayla Stover, Emma Sulfsted, Benjamin Swart, Matthew Swartz, Zaid Syed, Abigail Teegarden, Van Tha Bor, Evan Timofeyev, Bailey Truitt, Ryan Tufts; Bawi Hniang Uk, Leah

Wallihan, Kiri Wang, Matthew Watzek, Liam Wells, Katherine Wenzel, Julia Whapham, Kathryn Willis, Kelly Winkfield, Bryce Winnestaffer, Matthew Woodside, Michael Xiang, Gabrielle Yun and Nathan Zhang. Eighth-grade – Sarah Adler, Brenden Archer, Isabelle Augustin, Mary (Kate) Bachman, Justin Banke, Nicholas Bashford, Elizabeth Bell, Victoria (Tori) Bell, Cora Bennett, Kevin Berghoff, Noah Biegger, Nicholas Bigliano, Ayanna Boben, Teja Bollimunta, Bradley Bolotin, Jake Borman, Tara Boutelle, Lucas Bower, William Brabender, Chloe Bradley, Elleanora (Ellie) Brielmaier, Allison (Allie) Brown, Christopher Brown, Caroline Bruns, Margaret (Maggie) Busch, Anais Cabello, Elizabeth Carl, Regan Carroll, Samantha (Sami) Chacksfield, Aaron Charnay, Benjamin Charnay, Syu Ru (Clark) Chen, Syuan Ru (Sherry) Chen, JiHo Choi, Stephen Coleman, William (Will) Coleman, Megan Combs, Morgan Comerford, Michael Cristinzio, Nicole Crone, Noah Darwiche, Luis Del Moral Lopez, Amy Deng, Shiva Devarajan, Daniel Dong, Gail Duke; Nathan Estill, Sarita Evans, Alexandra Fanning, Joshua Feld, Conner Fenton, James Fields, Renee Foster, Margarita Francisco, Hannah Frey, Katherine Funderburk, Victor Garnica, Anthony Geraci, Joshua (Josh) Glauser, Sadye Goodman, Kyle Green, Bradley Greenberger, David Greenberger, Benjamin Grossheim, Sarah Guckenberger, Jason Guo, Marshall Hall, Abigail Hallock, Claire Hallock, Zachary Hanus, Lena Harper, Megan Hart, Emily Hartwig, Kaitlyn Hayes, Madelyn Heldman, Tyler Hess, Maxwell Hill, Rebecca Holdren, Sarah Horne, Haley Howard, Lauren Hughes; Haseeb Ikram, Connor Jarrett, Youbin Jeong, Isabelle Jimenez, Alex Jones, Umang Joshi, Akshara Kapoor, Rujula Kapoor, Divya Karthik, Miharu Katayama, Alison Keane, Caroline Kelly, Kyuzo Kelly, Lilly Kilguss, Jackson Kisor, Sydney Klein, Lauryn Klyop, Clare Knife, Marina Kobayashi, Rebecca Kohrman, Allie Kolthoff, Allison Kossen, Verne (Paxton) Kreger, Lauren Kurtzer, Madelyn Lane, Kevin Lawson, Samuel Leach, Adam Leyendecker, Beverly Liu, Jacob Locke, Hannah Loftspring, Jason Logan; Jooyeon Ma, Mary (Katie) MacVittie, Supriya Malla, Hannah May, Duncan McClure, Raechel McCoy, Peter McCutcheon, Erin McElroy, Tasia Meaders, Miles Menyhert, Matthew Miller, Sydney Miller, Jacob Mortensen, Athulya Murali, Varun Nagendra, Yuto Nakahata, Darby Nelson, Jun Nishikawa, Gerardo Orellana, Joshua (Josh) Patterson, Joshua Peck, Andrew Phillips, Esther Pittinger, Snigdha Porwal, Danielle Pratt, Oliver Proudfoot; Mitch Radakovich, Lily Retford, Judith Reyes, Andrew Rines, Noelle Ritchie, Samantha Rohr, Karina Rosa, Joshua Rosen, Benjamin Ruskin, Natalie Ryan, Alana (Laney) Saggar, Lauren Saggar, Haripriya (Priya) Sakthivel, Victoria (Tori) Schaefer, Kiley Schafer, Andrew (Drew) Schneider, William Schramm, Matthew Schuetz, Laura Setser, Kevin Sheetz, Olivia Shuholm, Michelle Siddiqui, Jannan Sivaruban, Jacob Spiegel, Sydney Stewart, Madeleine Stuhlreyer, Henry Sun, Visshaal Suresh, Madeleine Sykes, Lindsay Tacy, Mason Taylor, Reed Thomas, Elton Tong, Emily Tyler; Katherine Van Den Brink, Caroline Veraldo, Orchid Wang, Madeline Ward, Daniel Wasniewski, Ryan Wick, Emily Wise, Jessica Wocks, Yale Yoon, Julia You, Hannah Young, Xuetong (Lisa) Zhou and Bruce Zou.



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Sycamore girls volleyball crashes the nets Lady Aves aim for GMC championship By Scott Springer

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior quarterback Conner Osborne takes a snap in a 48-6 victory against Madison High School Aug. 29. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Experience helps CHCA, QB fly in opener By Mark D. Motz

SYMMES TWP. — For better or worse, the football quarterback serves as a focal point for the entire team. That would be a big old case of “for better” at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, where senior Conner Osborne enters his third varsity season as starting QB. Truth be told, the Symmes Township resident has been nothing but a quarterback since taking up the game as a CHCA

fifth-grader. His experience showed during the season opener, a 48-6 demolition of Madison High School Aug. 29 in the Crosstown Showdown at Kings High School. Osborne went 12-for-19 throwing for 159 yards in the first half alone. He threw deep balls. He threw quick outs. He threw touch passes. He threw extensively to junior Cameron Murray, who wound up game MVP with 10 catches and both a See CHCA, Page A6

IF YOU GO What: CHCA v. Reading football game When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6 Where: CHCA, 11525 Snider Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249 Records: CHCA 1-0, Reading 0-0 Last week: CHCA beat Madison High School 48-6 in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. Reading played Williamsburg at home Aug. 30, after Labor Day deadlines.

SYCAMORE TWP. — A Greater Miami Conference league volleyball championship has eluded Sycamore High School for 11 years. For seven of the last eight seasons, the Lakotas (West and East) have dominated the GMC scene. The man in charge of wrestling away some hardware for the Green and Gold is Greg Ulland. Once the head coach of two schools (Moeller boys and Sycamore girls), Ulland now heads up the Lady Aves exclusively during the prep season. His impressive resume includes nine state titles. He won one as a player; four as an assistant at powerhouse Mount Notre Dame; and four as Moeller’s head coach. He hopes to see his name engraved on another in the near future. “That’s definitely in the plan,” Ulland said. “That’s why I’m here.” The Lady Aves started the season with a four game win at Loveland. The Lady Tigers fell in the postseason last year to eventual state champion Ursuline. “They’re great - the game has gone four or five (games) every year,” Ulland said. “It’s a great out-of-conference game. This year we play everyone in the ECC except for Milford and Walnut Hills. I think they (Loveland) could win the league.” Outside of the alwaystough GMC, the Lady Aves take on the best of the Girls Greater Catholic League, as well as Division II power Wyoming. Leading the charge for Syc-

Sycamore libero Kara Marth waits to set the ball in a match against Loveland Aug. 20. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

amore is senior libero Kara Marth. Ulland considers her one of the best around, even though she’s not a full-time volleyball player. “It’s great to have her back,” Ulland said. “She still has another level. She’s a lacrosse player in the offseason. Her touch improves as the year goes. She’s just so fast and competitive and smart.” The Cole sisters are also part of the Lady Aves arsenal. Senior Laura Cole is Ulland’s 6-foot middle blocker. “She was hurt for 85 percent of our season last year,” Ulland said. “We played Seton and Kings with her in the state tournament and she was awesome. She was our best offensive player in the state tournament.” Julia Cole is just an inch shorter than Laura, but unfortunately has been sidelined with crutches in the early goSee VOLLEYBALL, Page A7


» Indian Hill won the Cincinnati Country Day Invitational on Aug. 24. Senior Elena Horton and sophomore Rhian Horton were first and second for the Lady Braves, respectively.

nah Brown led Sycamore with a 41. » Indian Hill routed Taylor at Kenview on Aug. 27. Pari Keller was medalist with a 37. » Ursuline beat CHCA 166202 on Aug. 26 before suffering its first loss of the season Aug. 29, a 158-168 defeat at the hands of Mason High School. Abigail Wellens leads the Lions with a 37.1 stroke average.


Field hockey

Aug. 24. Freshman Ben Warstler and sophomore Trent Geyer were second and third, respectively, for the Braves.


Girls cross country

By Scott Springer and Mark Motz

» Senior quarterback Greg Simpson, a Greater Miami Conference co-Player of the Year last year, ran for three touchdowns and threw for a fourth as Sycamore rolled to a 41-7 win over Walnut Hills Aug. 30. » Gus Ragland’s 43-yard touchdown pass to Chase Pankey with 11 seconds left gave Moeller the come-from-behind win over Indianapolis Pike, 3733 on Aug. 30.

» Sycamore downed Seton on Aug. 29, 25-19, 24-26, 25-21, 25-27, 15-6. » Indian Hill beat Taylor 25-7, 23-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-12 on Aug. 29. » Ursuline picked up two straight-sets wins this week, beating Lakota East on the road Aug. 27 and Kettering Alter at home Aug. 29.

Boys water polo

» Sycamore beat Mason 11-5 on Aug. 24.

Boys soccer

» Sycamore tied Turpin 0-0 on Aug. 24. Jake Biegger had seven saves for the Aves in goal. » Moeller beat Ryle 3-2 on Aug. 27. Senior Henry Myers had the hat trick. » Indian Hill blanked Oak Hills 2-0 on Aug. 29 as senior Brandon Kuy scored both goals.

Girls soccer

» Sycamore blanked Talawanda 4-0 on Aug. 28. Junior Katie Oh and senior Azante Griffith

Boys golf Ursuline’s Anne Debbane (18) tries to get the ball past Lakota East defenders LeeAnn Star (8) and Spenser Parks (7) during their girls volleyball game Aug. 27.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

had two goals each. » Indian Hill and Mariemont tied 0-0 Aug. 28. Freshman Ellie Schaub had 10 saves for Indian Hill. » Ursuline knocked off Lakota West 5-1 Aug. 29 to improve to

2-1-1 on the season. Sara Robertson leads the Lions with four goals in two games.

Boys cross country

» Indian Hill won the Cincinnati Country Day Invitational on

» Moeller was fifth at the Moeller Invitational on Aug. 24. Junior Benjamin Sattler tied for second with a 73.

Girls golf

» Sycamore beat Hamilton by 35 strokes Aug. 27 at Twin Run. Kellen Alsip was medalist with a 39. The Lady Aves defeated Fairfield, Seton and Middletown on Aug. 28 at Glenview. Junior Han-

» Mount Notre Dame blanked Talawanda 6-0 on Aug. 26. The Cougars beat Oakwood 3-1 on Aug. 29.

Girls tennis

» Sycamore shut out Princeton 5-0 on Aug. 28. Sophomore Alexa Abele and Maggie Skwara and junior Jamie Pescovitz swept singles. The Lady Aves shut out Oak Hills 5-0 on Aug. 29. Sweeping doubles were sophomore Caroline Gao/senior Grace Kays and senior Elina Panteleyeva/junior Sneha Rajagopal » Sycamore’s “B” team beat Loveland 3-2 on Aug. 26. » Indian Hill beat St. Ursula 4-1 on Aug. 27. Sweeping singles were sophomores Meredith Breda, Maren McKenna and Caroline Andersen.



High standards pace TMC football By Adam Turer

Only a select few Division III football programs have reached a point where a 7-3 record and rout of their biggest rival is considered a disappointing season. Thomas More College finished 6-2 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, but those two early season losses prevented the Saints from earning a fifth straight playoff berth. A six-game winning streak to close out the season was encouraging, but 2012 was still a disappointment for a program that has established itself as a perennial top 25 team. “When I think about it, it is good that we have such high expectations,” said head coach Jim Hilvert. “When you set a standard like that, when you expect at least nine wins and a PAC championship, less than that is not good enough.” The silver lining to last year was that the seniors were the first class in years to end the season with a win. Consistently qualifying for the playoffs means that, unless the Saints win the 32-team tournament and Stagg Bowl championship, they end the season with a loss. Last year, the Saints got to finish the season by setting all kinds of records in a 75-6 Bridge Bowl victory over rival College of Mount St. Joseph.

Thomas More College's Jensen Gebhardt is a sophomore quarterback out of Kings High School. THANKS TO THOMAS MORE COLLEGE

“Everybody was hungry to finish off the season on a high note,” said sophomore free safety Kyle Fuller (Holy Cross). Fuller is one of several young starters on both sides of the ball this year. He has learned from the upperclassmen who were once in his position and expects to step into a leadership role in just his second season at Thomas More. “The coaches do a good job of preparing you for a leadership role,” said Fuller, who led Holy Cross to a state championship two years ago. “Last year’s seniors left a legacy that made the program what it is and they really pushed us underclassmen to make us better.” The veteran leaders of the defense will help the new starters adjust. Defensive backs Jake Fish-

burn (Elder) and Alex Taylor (Elder) and lineman Tyler Combs (Highlands) provide senior leadership on the otherwise young defense. “We are young on defense, but very fast,” said Hilvert. “This is one of the most athletic defenses I’ve had.” The offense is led by the return of junior running back Dominique Hayden from injury and another year of experience for sophomore quarterback Jensen Gebhardt, who went 6-1 after taking over as the starter last year. Thomas More has always benefited from a pipeline of local talent from both sides of the river, but the recent rise of Northern Kentucky programs like Cooper and Campbell County has provided the Saints with even more talented players who are accustomed to winning. “With the talent we have around here, it’s a huge addition,” said Hilvert. The Saints open the season on Sept. 7 at Capital University. The home opener is Sept. 28 against Waynesburg University. The team is eager to get back to the playoffs and hopes to avoid last year’s slow start. “We have some really good leaders,” said Hilvert. “We’re excited to get back on the field and compete.”


The Cincy Chargers 16-under baseball team took the 2013 USSSA Ohio State Championship runnerup trophy in Columbus. From left: kneeling, Michael Boyer, Knoah Nickoson, Cory Osborne, Brody Shoupe, Casey Boyer, Matt Rusche and Tanner Zimmerman; standing, coach Geoff Blankenship, Michael Hartmann, David Haynes, Chris Honebrink, Austin Powell, Cameron McCullough, Brandon Blankenship, Tommy Zarick, Jake Hyatt and coach Jay Lytle. Not pictured, Matt Milburn, Zach DeLottell and pitching intern Matt Blankenship THANKS TO MONTY MILBURN

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rushing and a receiving touchdown. “It was a lot of fun to come out and have a good game like that,” Osborne said. “We have a lot of guys returning and it kind of showed tonight. We worked a lot in the off season on our timing and our delivery and we did some good things.” Head coach Eric Taylor praised his quarterback, but not too much. “Conner did some really nice things out there tonight,” Taylor said. “He made some reads, checked us out of some plays, did some things to take advantage of the numbers he saw. That’s what we always talk about is numbers, and he

got them in our favor. “He also did some things that will get him an earful when we watch films this weekend, too. If he wasn’t a three-year varsity starter, we probably wouldn’t say a thing to him, but we have very high expectations for him and he’s going to have to work to get to those.” Osborne knows. “As a quarterback I had a pretty good game,” he said. “There’s still a lot to work on. We need to work on our run game a little, our sprint outs both the routes and the throws - a lot of things. There’s always room for improvement.” Which is exactly one of the things Osborne enjoys about playing quarterback. “I like the leadership role I’ve been given,” he said. “As a senior I want to

lead anyway, but as a quarterback, I can automatically push my teammates harder, to play faster, to make a play. That’s what I like.” And Taylor - for the most part - liked what he saw from both Osborne in particular and the Eagles in general “The word this week was ‘selfless’ and that’s what I saw today,” he said. “We can do great things with this football team. We just have to keep plugging ahead. “This is a great environment for our guys. We got our starters working together. We got our young guys - a lot of freshmen and sophomores some varsity playing time. We won. It was fun. “It’s one step. It’s one opponent. But it’s a good first step moving forward.”

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ing. “Laura’s been hurt a lot and Julia’s never been hurt,” Ulland said. “She rolled an ankle in practice. She’ll be back at some point.” Julie Henkel is Sycamore’s other senior as the team consists of four seniors, nine juniors and a sophomore. Henkel stands 5-foot-11and junior outside hitter Olivia Wells is effective at 5-foot-9. Alex Schlie and Kristy Russell are also key veterans.

“Olivia (Wells) played varsity as a freshman, Alex (Schlie) played varsity as a freshman and Kristy’s been our varsity setter since she was a freshman,” Ulland said. “They’re all juniors.” The future is bright for next year with the juniorheavy squad. However, the future is now in Ulland’s eyes. “We lose a lot of offense and our libero,” he said. “I don’t even care about next year. I love our team this year. I like our makeup.” On the horizon for Sycamore is a home match with Anderson at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7.

SIDELINES Grinders baseball tryouts

Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club Women’s Varsity 8 wins silver at the recent 2013 U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. They finished four seconds behind the Marin Rowing Association of San Francisco, Calif. Any high school athletes interested in joining the Cincinnati Junior Rowing Club can visit for more information. Pictured are Ursuline Academy’s Lianna Brown of Mason, Notre Dame Academy’s Erin Nurre of Fort Wright, Holy Cross High School’s Maddy Staubitz of Edgewood, St. Ursula Academy’s Kristen Smith of Fort Mitchell, St. Ursula Academy’s Danielle Chin of Western Hills, Ursuline Academy’s Caroline Kirk of Indian Hill, Ursuline Academy’s Gabi Biedenharn of Loveland, St. Ursula Academy’s Christine Lustenberger of Anderson Township, Ursuline Academy’s Claire Suess of Hyde Park and Coach Andy Piepmeier of West Chester. THANKS TO ROB BIEDENHARN

The 18U Grinders baseball team is offering tryouts for next summer at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11, at Blue Ash Sports Complex field No. 3, 11540 Grooms Road, Blue Ash. The Grinders are a competitive, high-level tournament team w/indoor winter workout facility available, reasonable player fees and play fall baseball with positions available.

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ences, and to inspire the young ladies playing soccer in the GSSA league by getting them involved, walking on the varsity fields under the bright lights, and to get a taste of what may be for them in the future. In the past, the GSSA coordinated exclusively with Sycamore High School for one varsity game during the season. This year, the desire was to incorporate the other local high schools where many of the players in GSSA end up attending. At Sycamore High School the U8 Passers division (girls 6 & 7 years old) “escort” the varsity team to midfield during pre-game introductions, then play a mini-scrimmage at halftime under the big lights – that scrimmage occurs after the girls are individually introduced over the loudspeaker to the fans. Coach Kendra Hornschemeier has been on the field to meet the girls prior to pre-game introductions and brings the varsity girls over to the scrimmage area and has her varsity girls give a

big cheer to the little girls. At MND the GSSA involve our U10 Wings division (girls 8 and 9 years old). The girls will escort the varsity team to midfield during pre-game introductions, act as ballgirls on the sideline for the game, and be introduced at halftime. At Ursuline Academy the plan is very similar with the U10 Wings involvement: escorting the varsity team and assisting the JV team as ballgirls.




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The Loveland Athletic Boosters Homecoming Parade, celebrating Loveland High School’s 2013 Homecoming, will be Thursday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at the Moose Lodge on E. Loveland Ave. and will proceed through town on W. Loveland Ave., to Rich Rd. and end at Loveland High School. Leading the parade this year will be our Grand Marshal, Kevin Taylor. The annual Powder Puff Football game will be held at the stadium immediately following the parade. The Homecoming Football Game is Friday, September 6th at 7:30 p.m. against the Lebanon Warriors. Loveland’s Homecoming Court will be presented at half-time where the King and Queen will be announced. Rozzi’s will be providing fireworks for the event.

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Greater Sycamore Soccer Association will have a series of GSSA appreciation nights with ladies’ programs in the community including: Sycamore High School, Mount Notre Dame High School and Ursuline Academy. On four different evenings this autumn, girls teams from GSSA will participate alongside the highly ranked Lady Aves, Cougars and Lions with pre-game introductions, act as ball girls for the games at MND and Ursuline, and hold a half time scrimmage at Sycamore. Admission is waived for any boy or girl GSSA player who wears his/her jersey to the Sycamore games ($4 for children not in a GSSA jersey and $6 for adults), and there are no admission charges at MND or Ursuline (still wear your GSSA jerseys to show your pride). Dates, times and locations are as follows: » Mount Notre Dame (No. 2 ranking in the city) vs. St. Ursula Academy (No. 3), 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4. MND plays at Schuler Park which is located at 11532 Deerfield




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Hey GOP! Kasich gets it! Mr. Kasich got off to a rocky start as governor of our state. He antagonized the media at his inauguration. He passed legislation allowing guns in bars – alcohol and guns don’t mix – and he was soundly beaten by a mix of Democrats and blue collar Republicans on the when he tried to limit collective bargaining rights in the public sector. His popularity in the fall of 2011 was about as low as a snake’s belly. Recently, however, Bruce Healey COMMUNITY PRESS he has shown that he not only can change, GUEST COLUMNIST but that he has a fundamental understanding of the reasons why the Republican Party is unpopular with many. He has even found a formula for reaching out to Democrats and independents, which will undoubtedly not only help him win re-election but boost support for the GOP. If he can do both of those things, he stands a chance to be in the running for the White House in 2016, whether the far right likes it or not. How has Mr. Kasich pulled this off? There are three basic reasons. First, he has shown genuine compassion for the poor, the sick and the downtrodden. His efforts to increase Medicaid coverage (which would be paid for, to the tune of 90 percent by 2020, by the federal government anyway) to thousands of Ohioans including 26,000 veterans and thousands more with mental illnesses, is both sensible and commendable. He has met with stiff resistance from conservatives, but

Is it right to ‘commemorate’ Gen. Morgan’s Raid?

its will to fight. It accomplished its objective by causing $100,000,000 in damage ($1.4 billion in 2010 dollars). By making Georgia howl, Sherman shortened the war. Georgia Historical Society CEO Todd Groce told me the state will be installing two markers - one at each end - that will put the March into perspective by telling readers the March’s purpose was to shorten the war and civilian property damage was unintentional. He said this was part of a larger effort to introduce a modern scholarship to a topic long obscured by the myths of the Lost Cause. One of those cherished myths was that Georgia seceded from the Union because of State’s Rights. By quoting the actual words of the state’s Secession Declaration on a new marker, Georgians now know the reason was to preserve slavery. Other unknown stories such as women’s food riots, Georgia Unionists and captured colored troops being re-enslaved are told on new markers. Georgia is wedding this new perspective with new technology. All of the state’s nearly1,000 road markers are being loaded onto a searchable digital database (, complete with mapping that will allow travelers to personalize their trip itinerary. It also may be accessed by a new smart phone app. Dr. Groce said he hopes their efforts will show Georgians that the war was fought to preserve the Union and destroy slavery and open a public discussion about “vexing questions” such as “state’s rights, power and race” that still “face us in our quest to form a more perfect union.”

Concerts, re-enactments, a road race - are these appropriate ways to observe the 150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid? Should Ohio have spent $312,000 tax dollars for signs to create the Morgan Heritage Trail? Is it appropriate to celebrate/commemorate an event that terrorized Ohioans, killed eight civilians and cost the state nearly $1 million? These questions are being asked by Ohioans. The raid was certainly a part of Ohio’s Civil War experience. But does it warrant all of this attention? Ohio was critically important to the Union war effort. There were 360,000 men who served; 150-plus reGary Knepp COMMUNITY PRESS ceived the Medal of Honor; there were 100 GUEST COLUMNIST Ohio generals, among them Grant, Sherman and Sheridan the Union’s best. Our farms and factories poured out an endless flood of essential products. Ohioans Edwin Stanton (Secretary of War) and Salmon Chase (Secretary of Treasury) served at important posts in Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet. The president even said he would rather lose a major battle than lose the governorship of Ohio in 1863. Shouldn’t we be celebrating Ohio’s pivotal role in saving the Union rather than getting caught up in the hoopla of what was ultimately a failure? I wondered how Georgia was going to portray Sherman’s March to the Sea. Though similar superficially, the “raids” differed greatly in scope, purpose and effect. Sherman’s March was a sanctioned, 60,000-man, 300mile-long, 60-mile-wide operation designed to damage the Confederacy’s war-making ability and destroy

has stuck to his principles. Secondly, he has cut taxes and produced a surplus in the state. He has been relentless about cutting expenses and giving businesses incentives to grow in Ohio. He understands that you have to grow your tax base, not grow your taxes. That is a lesson that Washington needs to learn, and I hope Mr. Kasich can take it there one day. Finally, he has seen the hypocrisy. I understand he has deep Christian values that stress compassion for those less fortunate, a respect for life (he has commuted four death sentences, as well as Right to Life issues) and forgiveness. He has supported efforts to reform convicts and education alike. In short, he has read the 10 Commandments. I am not a formally religious man, but I like the fact he has applied commonly understood, compassionate, Judeo-Christian principles to his work. He hasn’t twisted the Bible to suit his agenda. To his conservative critics I have one thing to say: The train is leaving the station. Start running, you might still get on board. The relentless drumbeat of “no”, the litany of narrow minded opinions on anything from marriage to workers rights to immigration, have cost you two Presidential elections and will cost you the next one as well - unless you embrace newer and fairer values. It’s time to recognize that Americans want a fiscally competent, compassionate, fair, and above all, functioning government. Mr. Kasich gets that. Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.

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

CH@TROOM Aug. 28 question Should fans at sporting events have to conform to a “code of conduct”? What types of behavior should be regulated?

“A code of conduct is imperative at sporting events along with other large gatherings such as concerts. This is especially true when alcohol is involved. The Reds have recently cracked down certain over the line fans. The Bengals have their ‘Jerk Line’ for fans to call or text about intrusive behavior. They also have cameras that can seek out these actions. The Bengals annual home game versus Pittsburgh features at least 10,000 Steelers fans scattered throughout the stadium thanks to eBay and Stub Hub. This creates confrontations for fans hoping to just watch the game. Fans that are obnoxious, profane, lewd etc should be shown the exit and suspended from attending future games for at least one year. Watching from home on a HDTV with replay and the Red Zone sure solves these obtrusive fan problems and saves a lot of money. Go figure!”


“Yes, sports fans' behavior should be regulated at events. With families around and small kids present, profanity and drunken or sober obnoxiousness should not be tolerated. Those aren't really the problem; the 'jerk line' takes care of that because ushers and officers will come and eject serious troublemakers. “The problem is when opposing fans come to an away game and scream, drink, and bullyrag home-team fans. Adding alcohol can make things get ugly quickly. Maybe we can pass a new city ordinance to make them stay in Pittsburgh!"


“Whatever rules the venue establishes should be published, posted, and even printed on the tickets. This way fans know what's expected. Then it's up to the

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fans to decide if they want to attend or not. If attendance suffers, I'm sure the rules would be adjusted.”


“If the players on the fields abide to the code of conduct, so should the fans, on all levels. Fans, especially sideline parents, forget this is the sports players game, not theirs.”


“Do we really need a code of conduct to act with consideration, dignity and respect around our fellow human beings and their children? Stay reasonably sober, refrain from foul language, don't spill food or drink on other people or into their space. In other words, be considerate of others around you who paid for seats and are also entitled to watch the game just like you are.”


“Yes, fans should conform to a code of conduct be it a youth, high school, college or pro game. Ideally it should be self-imposed where people conduct themselves in a respectful manner to those around them, players on the field and coaches and officials. Don't make a scene, don't embarrass or belittle anyone. Treat others as you would prefer to be treated. “That being said, I don't realistically thing a code of conduct works for all people. There are always a few that are an embarrassment to the human race. If



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at all possible they should be asked to leave if self-control is beyond their command. “Hate to say it but some people feel the need (maybe its empowerment for those who feel taken advantage in life) to make a jerk out of themselves. Give them their money back ... suggest that they stay away.”


“Fans at any type of event are sharing the stadium or arena with thousands of other people. These people often range from children to grandparents. It is every person's responsibility to behave in a way that does not disrupt or offend. Everyone should be able to enjoy the game and express their enthusiasm without spoiling it for those around them. Do unto others ...”


“Some behavior is not acceptable. Most is during a 'sporting' event. After all the players all have shown non-acceptable behavior! “Do not interfere with others space. No physical contact. But yelling for or against a team is OK. Control your language to what you would say to your grandmother! (I know there are some grandmothers it would not bother).”


“The fans at sporting events should be grown up enough to be able regulate their own behavior and not infringe upon others. “That means NO swearing, spitting (tobacco juice included), hitting, blocking the view, spilling of beverages on others, lewd T-shirts, drunken conduct, throwing up or belching. But isn't that what your mother taught you anyway? “Use the manners that your mother would approve of and all would be fine. Unless your mother swore, hit, spit, got drunk ... oh well.”

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POLITICALLY SPEAKING Comments from local leaders about issues in the news:

Second opinion

“The Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor provides adequate care for Americans. As a physician, I know our health care system is broken, but Washington meddling only makes it worse. No law should insert a government bureaucrat between a patient and their doctor. The president’s health care law puts too much control in the hands of the federal government, creating a complex system that emphasizes government intrusion over actual patient care.” – U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup on why he voted for the full repeal of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act

A bad statement

“Budgets express our state’s priorities, and these are miserable. This budget prioritizes millionaires and leaves the middle class behind. “We had an opportunity to create a targeted middle class tax cut and invest in education, police and fire. But instead it creates an unfair tax shift that regressively penalizes the middle class, elderly and poor. It codifies a school funding system that short-changes our kids, fails to restore financial support for our schools, and puts our state’s future prosperity at risk – and it is still unconstitutional.” – State Rep. Connie Pillich on the budget passed by the Ohio House of Representatives

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





Colorful festival lights create a special summer night ambiance that's uniquely American. TERRENCE

Meooww! Taylor Althammer, a recent Deer Park High School graduate, displays her "rainbow tiger" face painting. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE




Girls just want to have fun. Sophomores from Reading are, from left: Makayla Goins, Hannah Hambone, Tapanga Miller and Kayla Allen. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The 2013 edition of Sycamore Township’s “Festival in Sycamore” was a lively and colorful event complemented with perfect summer weather. Large crowds filled Bechtold Park July 12-13 for great music, tasty food, and rides and games for the kids. Here are a few scenes from the fun-filled event.

Golden brown metts and brats will satisfy hungry festival goers. Those tongs are skillfully handled by Chris Luck of Schmidt's Meats & Catering. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Gone fishin' is Emey Pena, age 6, of Deer Park. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Rock vocalist Dell McFarland entertains with his band DV8 on the main stage at Bechtold Park July 13. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colorful lights and a whirling merry-go-round thrill Rylee Beck, age 5, of Reading. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 Education Toastmasters: Improve Your Communication and Leadership Skills, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Technical Center, 11450 Grooms Road, Conference Room No. 2. Practice skills by speaking, organizing and conducting meetings and motivating others. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 387-7030; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Brendon Walsh, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Through Sept. 26. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 Auctions Touching Hearts Charity Gala and Auction, 6-11 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Live entertainment, cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and live auction. Theme: Under the Tuscan Moon. Benefits Clermont Senior Services. $60. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont Senior Services. 724-1255; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries Anime Club, 6-8 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Watch anime, draw manga, play Yu-Gi-Oh and interact around these favorite pastimes. Ages 13-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

On Stage - Comedy Brendon Walsh, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Drink Tastings Ales on Rails, 6-9 p.m., Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road, Sample five ales as experts from Great Lakes Brewing Company inform about each beer’s appearance, bouquet, body, flavors and finish. Includes light meal consisting of pretzel, turkey wrap, chips and dessert. Ages 21 and up. $49.95. Addi-

tional beverages available for purchase. Reservations required. Through Oct. 5. 791-7245; Madisonville.

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

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

Health / Wellness Sunflower Revolution Parkinson’s Disease Symposium and Expo, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Parkinson’s disease experts from the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute discuss challenges of managing PD, new opportunities and alternative treatments for patients with PD, research breakthroughs and health and wellness information. Free. Registration required. Presented by Sunflower Revolution. 5695354; Loveland. Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, What is Diabetes? Prediabetes? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 791-0626. Madisonville. Skin Health Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, National Vitiligo Foundation hosting skin health fair to increase public awareness of skin and triggers that could initiate vitiligo and other skin disorders. Free makeup demos, massages and health screenings. Free. Presented by National Vitiligo Foundation Inc. 7936834; Symmes Township. 2gether We Empower Conference, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Embassy Suites Blue Ash, 4554 Lake Forest Drive, VIP breakfast 10-11 a.m. Learn how Sunshine Anderson, Deanna Hoskins, Tammi Pha, Jazmine Jackson, Stormy Wellington and Yemaya Jones overcome adversity of drug addiction, poverty, domestic violence, abandonment and felony convictions with spiritual guidance. $75 VIP; $30, $20 advance. 273-1189; Blue Ash.

Music - Classical 102nd Year Celebration Con-

cert, 7-9 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Grand Tent. Honoring Louise Dieterle Nippert, founder. Featuring Cincinnati Pops, Opera, Ballet and May Festival Chorus. $25. Purchase tickets in advance. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

On Stage - Comedy Brendon Walsh, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Shopping Changing Hands: A Children’s Consignment Sale, 8 a.m.noon, Madeira Elementary School, 7840 Thomas Drive, Gymnasium. Buy or sell gently used, high-quality children’s merchandise. $1. Registration required for consignors. 5614334; Madeira.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519; Mariemont. 102nd Year Celebration Concert, 7-9 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, $25. Purchase tickets in advance. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

On Stage - Comedy Brendon Walsh, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

MONDAY, SEPT. 9 Education Core Writing Circles, 7-9:30 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, $475. Weekly through Dec. 16. Led by experienced facilitators, writing circles offer individuals a safe place to develop voice, enhance writing and share stories. Classes allow for personal writing time, small-group sharing, feedback and opportunities to read aloud for an audience. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 272-1171; Silverton.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

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

Literary - Poetry Practice of Poetry: Fall Series, 7-9 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Through Nov. 19. Led by Pauletta Hansel. Focuses on creative writing as tool to listen deeply to heart’s wisdom. Series helps find new meaning in experiences and to make room for both inspiration and careful discernment life. $125 bi-weekly, $190 weekly. Reservations required. 683-2340; XWQnBW. Loveland.

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The Montgomery Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at Montgomery Elementary school, 9609 Montgomery Road. Pictured, Eleni Androukki of Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil offers a sample to a customer at the Montgomery Farmers Market. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

More Signing, Less Whining, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Includes pre-verbal communication, earlier speech development, enhanced intellectual development, pictorial dictionary and Signing Safari CD. $45 per couple. Registration required. Presented by Signing Safari, LLC. 475-4500; Montgomery.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford

The Deer Park Branch Library is having a Teen Board Gaming afternoon from 2:30-4 p.m., at the library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park. Teens and tweens can come play board games of their choice. Games played most often are Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, Zombie Fluxx, Uno and Skip-Bo. The event is for ages 11 to 18. The program is free. Call 369-4450. FILE PHOTO Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Education Keep the Pen Moving Writing Group, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Low-key writing group for adults. Each session includes prompts for short- and extended-writing period as well as time to share or pass. No previous writing experience necessary. Facilitated by Ann Plyler. Ages 18 and up. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

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

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

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

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 Education Toastmasters: Improve Your Communication and Leadership Skills, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Technical Center, Free. Reservations required. 387-7030; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Wellness Myths and Misunderstandings, 7-8 p.m., FIT Montgomery, 9030 Montgomery Road, Suite 18, Topic: Cholesterol and Brain Health. Coordinated discussion group to explore health and wellness discoveries found in latest peer-reviewed medical journals. Ages 18 and up. $5. 823-2025; Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Comedy Adam Ray, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgo-

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 On Stage - Comedy Adam Ray, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 Business Seminars So You Want To Start Your Own Business, 8:30 a.m.-noon, CMC Office Center Blue Ash, 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Seminar to provide you with basics to start your own business, including how to find resources to evaluate your business idea and bring it to reality. Ages 21 and up. $10, $5 advance. Presented by SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. Through Dec. 14. 684-2812; Blue Ash.

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

Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Free. 2718519; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy Adam Ray, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 Art & Craft Classes Art with Friends, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Stress-free space to explore your creativity. Beginners and experienced artists welcome. Ages 18 and up. Free. Through Dec. 17. 369-4450. Deer Park. Botanica Monthly Classes, 6-8 p.m., Botanica, 9581 Fields Ertel Road, Design class. Stay after to create your own arrangement with help of instructor 7-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 697-9484; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, Free. 683-0150; Loveland.

Health / Wellness


Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon Healthy Eating., Lisa Larkin, M.D., $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 791-0626. Madisonville.

Peter Sagal, 8-10 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Presentation takes audience behind scenes of “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me” to explore show’s beginnings, some of its more memorable moments and look at today’s news stories. $32, $22 members. $70 VIP. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Literary - Libraries Teen Advisory Board, 2-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Motivated teens discuss means for making library’s programs and materials to be most in tune with their needs. Ages 13-19. Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

On Stage - Comedy Adam Ray, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Shopping Country Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Indian Hill Church, 6000 Drake Road, Event showcases homemade provisions, baked goods, local produce, heirloom flowers and bulbs and specialty items. Presented by Indian Hill Garden Club. 382-3690. Indian Hill.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 Music - Classical

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Literary - Libraries Teen Board Gaming, 2:30-4 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $5. 984-9288; Montgomery.



Easy lasagna, healthy homemade power bars When my kids were young our lives were busy, but nowhere near how busy their lives are now that they’re grown with families of their own. The requests I’ve gotten this week tell me a lot of you are in Rita the same Heikenfeld situation. Readers RITA’S KITCHEN want easy main dishes (pasta being the most popular) and healthy snacks. So here are two of my favorites.

Sausage lasagna using uncooked noodles For Darren, a Western Hills reader who saw a sausage lasagna recipe in a magazine at the doctor’s office. He said: “It called for uncooked noodles. I didn’t want to tear the recipe out, but it looked so good.” Here’s one from my files. There are special “no-cook” lasagna noodles you can buy. Leftovers can be frozen and microwaved to reheat. 1 pound favorite sausage 26-32 oz. favorite pasta sauce 3 ⁄4 cup water 2 eggs, beaten lightly 11⁄2 pounds (24 oz.) cottage cheese 1 ⁄2 cup Parmesan 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: garlic powder, dried basil and oregano 9 uncooked lasagna noodles 3 cups mozzarella

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook sausage. Drain. Stir in sauce and water. Simmer 10 minutes. Combine eggs, cottage cheese, Parmesan and seasonings. Spread 1⁄2 cup meat sauce into sprayed 13-inch by 9-inch pan. Layer with three noodles, a third of cheese mixture, meat sauce and mozzarella. Repeat twice. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover, bake 10 minutes longer or until noodles are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Tip: Use a combo of

beef and sausage, all beef or turkey sausage.

No-bake grain/gluten-free power bars Daughter-in-law Jess found this on the Joyful Abode site. This is a protein-packed bar for kids and adults alike. Great for packing into kids’ lunch boxes, too and I like the fact that they’re grain/gluten free. I can never eat just one. I renamed the recipe to fit my slight adaptation. Check out Joyful site for step-by-step photos and my blog for more power bar recipes. 21⁄2 cups favorite nuts and seeds (I used mixed nuts, flax and hemp seeds) 1 cup dried fruit (I used dried Michigan cherries, chopped) 2 cups shredded coconut 1 ⁄4 cup coconut oil 1 ⁄2 cup honey (I used raw honey) 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt Cinnamon to taste

Roughly chop 1 cup of nuts and seeds. Place in bowl. Process remaining nuts and seeds in processor, or by hand, to make a finer chop. Add to bowl. Add fruit and coconut. Pour oil, honey, vanilla, salt and cinnamon in pan and, over low heat, cook until it boils gently, then pour over fruit mixture and blend. Pour into sprayed 13-inch by 9-inch pan that has been lined with sprayed foil or parchment. Press mixture evenly into pan. Press real hard so mixture sticks together. Put plastic wrap on top to make pressing down easier. Cool completely and cut into bars. Can be frozen up to three months.

Rita’s sausage lasagna recipe features no-cook lasagna noodles.

From reader MaryAnn G. regarding the roasted tomatoes recipes: “I roasted several per your directions and raided my herb garden for basil, rosemary and oregano. After roasting I let them cool and removed the skin. After chopping them slightly, I tossed them (along with the delicious tomato broth) with some spinach tortellini and bacon. It made an amazing meal.”


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“What channel is your cable show ‘Love Starts in the Kitchen’ on?” Watch it on Time Warner Channel 8 or 15. Diluting concentrated fruit juices for kids: Younger kids, especially those in sports, may benefit from diluted fruit juice (make sure it’s got 100 percent vitamin C). It’s easier to digest, will hydrate and provide energy. Use at least twice as much water as is recommended on label. Saving tomato and other seeds: On my Abouteating YouTube channel at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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’ZEROlandfill Cincinnati’ launches its sixth year As part of a continued community recycling initiative, ZEROlandfill Cincinnati invites local artists, educators, students and recyclers to Linden Pointe to take design samples/materials that can be used for various projects. “Take Away Days” are on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through Sept. 21 for all teachers, artists, students and the general community. Architecture and design firms, along with manufacturer’s reps are joining forces to donate expired materials from their libraries. Items such as carpet tiles, fabric swatches, ceramic tiles, plastic laminates & paint chips, wall covering books, and three ring binders are available. All

items are free, and there is no limit to how much any one person can take – first come, first served. ZEROlandfill is a community-wide program designed to divert waste from the local landfills and promote re-purposing of unused materials. In the past 4 years this event has diverted more than 150,000 pounds from landfills. The program runs Sept. 7, 14 and 21 at 4801 Montgomery Road in Norwood, in the small triangular building to the west of Linden Pointe. For further information: Facebook – ZeroLandfill Cincinnati; Twitter @Cincyzerolandfil; on the web at

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

Healing Touch Ministry is offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call the church office at 7933288 for more information. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. Sept. 8. Pastor Josh will lead the worship in a simplified manner. The service will include a children’s message, readings from “The Message, the Bible in

Contemporary Language,” sermon, prayer and upbeat music complementing the message of the day. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

Bethel Baptist Temple

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night of encouragement, praising God and fun. Included is a free Starbucks Coffee bar, food, giveaways, a live band, games, a photo booth and more. Look for the Uprising sign. Find Uprising on Facebook at “The Uprising – Student Outreach of Cincinnati” and on Twitter @CincyUprising. The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. AWANA returns Wednesday, Sept. 4. AWANA children’s Bible clubs are offered during the school year from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, for children ages 2 through high school. Each club meeting features council time, which includes flag ceremony, music and Bible lesson; handbook time, in which clubbers earn awards through memorization and handbook completion; and game time. Contact the church for information, or visit the AWANA page on Facebook: search for “Bethel Baptist AWANA.” Several father/son activities, as well as family activities, are being planned for the fall and upcoming months. Visit the church website for details. Plans are in the works for a once-a-month women’s gettogether. A small group Bible study is offered Wednesday evenings at the church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School is 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

Brecon United Methodist Church

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Weekday children’s programs run Monday mornings, Tuesday morning sand afternoons and Thursday mornings. Register on the website. Men’s Outdoor Group meets from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays. Join up for fellowship and outdoor activities. Register on the website. Beth Moore study on “The Law of Love” begins Sept. 18 and meets every other week. Register on the website. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

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Community Lighthouse Church of God

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

Hartzell United Methodist Church

The Vendor and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the church fellowship hall. The event is sponsored by the youth group. Spaces are available, contact Kelli Coffey at 891-8527. Cost is $30 for a space and table. Food and drinks will be available to purchase. Young at Hartz is a group for the over-55 crowd, and is open to anyone who would like to join. The group has monthly outings or lunch and a movie at the church. For more information, contact Sue Watts at 891-8527. The Way, The Truth & The Life Seekers small group meets almost every Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dessert and drinks, usually in Fellowship Hall. “A Disciples’ Path” by James A. Harnish is the current six-week study that satisfies a “Divine Discontent” that resides in all of us, regardless of religious background. Contact David or Melissa Dennis to be sure they are meeting on any given Sunday at 984-6395. Pastor Will is offering a membership class from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Lunch will be served. To attend, call 891-8527. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Wednesday service is 7 p.m. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Service times are 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. St. Barnabas Choir rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir rehearses after the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Children in second-grade and older are invited to come and sing. The Order of St. Luke, Hands of Hope chapter, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the library. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Fellowship/Religious Study Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. The group is discussing “Desire of the Everlasting Hills” by Thomas Cahill. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. Ladies Bridge meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact the church office for further information. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401.

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Contribute to NEEDS by bringing rice and boxed potatoes to the church. Join the choir. Rehearsals are starting now. Please contact the

church office for details. Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th-grade); these classes are taught after the children’s sermon in the worship service. Bible 101 and Thoughtful Christian classes are offered for adults each Sunday morning. These meet at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Want to know more about our congregation or about being a Presbyterian? Come to an informal meeting after church this fall. Call the church office for details. A pet blessing is 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 on the church lawn. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153;

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Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Come visit the church Sunday mornings in its brand new sanctuary at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during both services for infants through age 2. Sunday School classes for preschoolers through grade 12 are offered at 10:45 a.m. service. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar, or by calling the church office. (683-0254) A new member class will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5. Please call the church office to register. (6830254). The 106th annual Lawn Fete will be Saturday, Sept. 14. Chris Spielman, two-time All-American linebacker at OSU and 4 time NFL Pro-Bowl participant, will speak at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in the sanctuary. Spielman is the author of “That's Why I'm Here,” his family's real-life story detailing his wife Stephanie's heroic battle with cancer. This is a free, ticketed event. Tickets for general public are made available in the church office. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Limit four. A free will offering will be taken. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;



Think twice about buying at your door We’ve all experience it; someone comes to your front door trying to sell you something. But is it a good idea to buy from a door-to-door salesman? One area woman says after the experience she’s had she’ll never do it again. Jessica Jones, of Butler, Ky., says a salesman came to her door last February. “We were home and I got a knock on the door from a gentleman. He says he was selling reflective signs for your mailbox.” The company was selling the signs for $20

apiece and Jones bought one. Her receipt says it was supposed to have been Howard delivered Ain in March. HEY HOWARD! But now, more than four months later, she still didn’t have it. “Needless to say its still not installed. I’ve called three different times and received promises of them being out to install it – but still no sign,” Jones says.

Jones does have numbers on her mailbox, but they’re not reflective numbers so they may not be visible at night if someone calls for police, fire or an ambulance. That’s why she says she really wanted those reflective numbers for her mailbox. “I’m just aggravated. He took $20 from me that day with a promise of a sign that I never received. How many other people are out there with that same promise that maybe even forgot about it?”

Jones asks. A check with the Better Business Bureau shows the company has received more than a dozen complaints, mainly from people who say they too never received their reflective signs. The BBB gives that company an “F” rating. When I told Jones about the Better Business Bureau report she said, “Wow, wow. It just goes to show don’t ever buy anything from a door-to-door salesman.” Such complaints are not at all uncommon. I’ve received many

letters from homeowners who paid for magazine subscriptions yet never received anything. In one case a homeowner did receive the magazines but realized too late she had greatly overpaid for the subscriptions. In Jones’ case I contacted the reflective sign company owner who said he was busy taking care of customers to whom he had failed to deliver the signs. He says he got behind and blamed the weather for the delay. After I called he finally

Labrador retriever has heart cured by first procedure in Tristate Drs. Megan McLane and Maggie Schuckman, board-certified veterinary cardiologists at the Care Center, 6995 E. Kemper Road, performed a minimally-invasive, advanced life-saving cardiac procedure on Maggie, a 4-month-old Labrador retriever dog, May 22. Maggie was born with a congenital defect of her heart called a patent ductus arteriosis (PDA). McLane and Schuckman performed an intravascular amplatz canine ductal occluder (ACDO) deployment procedure on the dog, effectively curing the otherwise terminal condition. “PDA has traditionally been fixed with surgery, but this minimally invasive technique allows us to repair the condition without the patient having to have her chest opened surgically,” Schuckman said. “As you can imagine, the recovery from this non-surgical procedure is much faster and far more comfortable.” “PDA is a condition where the patient has an open fetal vessel that should have been shut down shortly after birth, but which instead continues to allow blood flow,” McLane said. “This makes the heart much less efficient and can lead to severe problems as the puppy grows older.” “We’re excited to be

The Fresh Market will hold its 19th annual “Hope Floats” Sidewalk Sale Sept. 6 through Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily to benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Each of The Fresh Market’s stores will offer hot dogs, root beer floats and ice cream sundaes (regular and sugar-free), each for a $2 donation. The Fresh Market will donate 100 percent of the money raised over the three-day sale directly to JDRF to support its research efforts to create a world without T1D. T1D is an auto immune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin needed to regulate blood glucose. T1D strikes both children and adults


You may qualify for a research study to evaluate and compare the safety and effectiveness of two approved drugs for people living with moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. If you qualify, during your participation in the study you will receive at no cost to you: • One of the two study medications. • Study related procedures, examinations and laboratory tests.


Fundraiser supports type 1 diabetes research suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood glucose testing and life-long dependence on injected insulin. People living with T1D must administer insulin injections to prevent too much glucose, contained in carbohydrates, from entering the bloodstream. In addition to the Sidewalk Sale, The Fresh Market is hosting a JDRF Sneaker Sale campaign through Sept. 8. Customers can make a donation by purchasing green paper sneakers at The Fresh Market’s checkout counters to show support for this worthy cause. JDRF Collection Containers are also placed at each checkout counter.

Howard Ain answers consumer complaints on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


Maggie, a 4-month-old Labrador retriever dog, underwent heart surgery May 22.

able to offer this procedure at Care Center. We feel this offers puppies with PDA the easiest, fastest way to recover from this condition, Schuckman said. “PDA is one of the most common congenital defects in dogs, so having an alternative to surgery can benefit a great number of patients.” Intravascular ACDO deployment involves placing a catheter in the major artery in the dog’s leg. Through this catheter, the cardiologist has access to the abnormally open vessel. Once in the abnormal vessel, the ACDO device is placed, and acts as a plug. “We’re effectively closing the vessel from the inside,” Schuckman said. The day after the procedure, Maggie was bouncing around Care Center’s ICU. “This procedure is one of a number of firsts for the Care Center in the 13 years we’ve been serving the Tristate,” said Sarah Tiltman, public relations

did get the sign put on Jones’ mailbox. So, what should you do if a salesman comes knocking on your door? You could refuse to buy, as Jones has vowed. Or, if you’re interested in the product, I suggest you go ahead and place your order. But, just as with Girl Scout cookies, don’t pay until they return with the product.

Compensation may be provided related to your participation, which could last up to 118 weeks.

director for Care Center. “Our goal has always been to offer state-of-the-art specialty medicine for pets, but most importantly to provide it in a way that increases the quality of life for both the pet and their human family.”

If interested or have questions regarding this research study, please contact:

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POLICE REPORTS BLUE ASH Arrests/citations Juvenile, 16, domestic violence (physical harm) at 4679 Northfield Road, Aug. 14. Raymond Daryl McMullen, 34, 5355 Cleander Drive, traffic warrant, felony warrant, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, assault (knowingly harm) at 9580 Kenwood Road, Aug. 14. Juvenile, 17, felonious assault at 4890 Hunt Road, Aug. 14. Juvenile, 15, assault (knowingly harm) at 4890 Hunt Road, Aug. 14. Christopher G. Redding Whitt, 26, 21 New Haven Drive Apartment 21, petty theft at 4150 Hunt Road, Aug. 13. Jacob Paul Neyer, 20, 352 Hampshire Drive Apartment 1, possession or use of a controlled substance at 9370 Thrush Court, Aug. 15. Tyler Steven Alsman, 21, 3273 Rita Mae Drive, misdemeanor warrant at 9370 Thrush Court, Aug. 15. William Edward Hoadley, 113, 7943 Clovernook Ave. Apartment 3907, possession or use of a controlled substance at Cornell Road and Allenhurst Boulevard, Aug. 16. Sopheap Mil, 30, 7264 Chetbert Drive, possession or use of a controlled substance at Westbound Ohio 126 and Plainfield Road, Aug. 19. Robert Lee Huston, 47, 11306 Swing Road, misdemeanor warrant, traffic wrrant, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of marijuana, pos-

session of heroin at 11306 Swing Road, Aug. 19. Nathan Ray Helton, 28, 211 Williams St., misdemenaor warrant, obstructing official business at 9204 Hunter's Creek Drive apartment A, Aug. 21. Juvenile, 16, petty theft at 4150 Hunt Road, Aug. 20. David G. Parker II, 28, 4030 Oak Tree Court, petty theft at 4100 Hunt Road, Aug. 20. Keith H. Wittmeyer, 39, 614 Shepherd Drive, theft at 11138 Luschek Drive, Aug. 20. Juvenile, 13, petty theft at 4150 Hunt Road, Aug. 25. Jaylen Matthew Brooks, 21, 1909 Truitt Ave. Apartment 4, drug paraphernalia at Southbound Interstate 71, Aug. 24. Jessica D. Whitt, 26, 7430 Buena Vista Drive, traffic warrant at 4150 Hunt Road, Aug. 24. Kathleen A. Stevens, 55, 13 New Haven Road, misdemeanor warrant, possessing drug abuse instruments at 4150 Hunt Road, Aug. 24. Lyndsey M. Lanning, 44, 4137 E. Galbraith Road Apartment 4, obstructing official business at Hunt Road and Plainfield Road, Aug. 26.

Incidents/investigations Assault (knowingly harm) At Hunt Road and Kenwood Road, Aug. 25. Breaking and entering At 11255 Reed Hartman Highway apartment F, Aug. 13. Burglary A woman said someone took 75 DVD and Blu-Ray videos, value $750 at 4480 Hunt Road, Aug. 18.

Criminal simulation At 9580 Kenwood Road, Aug. 22. Disorderly conduct At 4911 Cooper Road, Aug. 13. At 4775 Cornell Road, Aug. 13. Misuse of credit card A woman said someone made $232 in fraudulent charges at 4212 Fox Hollow Drive, Aug. 25. Negligent assault At 9483 Highland Ave., Aug. 13. Petty theft A woman said someone took an iHome, value $40, and an Asus Transformer Prime, value $400 at 4880 Plainfield Road apartment 105, Aug. 16. A man said someone took a cell phone, value $245 at 5349 Meyers Lane, Aug. 14. A man said someone took a Stihl BR35 backpack blower, value $500, from Hospice of Cincinnati at 4380 Malsbary Road apartment 100, Aug. 16. A man said someone took a Sony Ivio Notebook computer, value $175, from the Book Rack at 9378 Kenwood Road, Aug. 24. A man said someone took $200 from a coin operated laundry detergent vending machine at 46430 Creek Road, Aug. 26. Petty theft, complicity At 4100 Hunt Road, Aug. 23. Telecommunications harassment At 9614 Sycamore Trace Court, Aug. 24. Theft Someone took $4,000 from Plainfield Shell at 9188 Plainfield Road, Aug. 13. A man said someone took $1,188.17 from Here to There

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573 » Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 Storage at 10988 Deerfield Road, Aug. 17. A man said someone took $650 worth of jewelry and precious metals at 9536 West Ave., Aug. 19. Vandalism A woman said someone damaged a double-pane window, value $500 at 5900 Pfeiffer Road apartment 225, Aug. 18.

MONTGOMERY Arrests/citations Juvenile, 17, speed limits, drug possession, possessing drug paraphernalia, drug possession at 10101 Montgomery Road, Aug. 24. Goran Marjanovic, 20, 3632 Cooper Road, sale to underage persons/underage possession at 10480 Storybook Drive, Aug. 26. Nathan L. Love, 20, 10010 Kenwood Road, drug abuse, use possess or sale of drug paraphernalia at 10480 Storybook Drive, Aug. 26. Mazen Shteiwi, 22, 1 Hidden Hills Court, open container prohibited, drug possession, possessing drug paraphernalia at Northbound Interstate 71, Aug. 17. Michael J. Huhn, 20, 7760 Campus Lane, use, possess or sale of drug paraphernalia at 9550 Ross Ave., Aug. 19. Juvenile, 16, theft at 7400 Cornell Road, Aug. 14. Stephen Douglas Nurre, 48, 1040 Cedarbrook Drive, operating vehicle impaired (refusal within 20 years of previous conviction), operating vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/ drug of abuse) at Westbound Ronald Reagan Highway, Aug. 16. Robert J. Kwlley Jr., 37, 2478 Red Bluff Lane Apartment B, operating vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drug of abuse) at Weller Road, Aug. 16. David Darwiche, 49, 10421 Storybook Drive, disorderly conduct at 10420 Storybook Drive, Aug. 17. Delbert Lee Howard Jr., 42, 6662 Ohio Route 133, operating vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drug of abuse) at Eastbound Interstate 275, Aug. 13. Gerard J. Irwin, 22, 10514 Stablehand Drive, drug abuse, use, possess or sale of drug paraphernalia at 8370 Hopewell Road, Aug. 14. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, use, possess or sale of drug paraphernalia at 9731 Cooper Lane, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 16, drug possession, possessing drug paraphernalia at 9731 Cooper Lane, Aug. 10. Donald Thomas Rogers Jr., 43, 799 W. Main St. Apartment E, operating vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/

drug of abuse), operating vehicle impaired (breath .17 or higher) at Eastbound Interstate 725, Aug. 11. Kyle Matthew Jeffers, 22, 2048 Winding Creek Lane, drug possession at 8512 Market Place Lane, Aug. 12. Juvenile, 17, in park after hours, curfew violation at 8831 Weller Road, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 17, in park after hours, curfew violation at 8831 Weller Road, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 16, in park after hours, curfew violation, drug abuse, use, possess or sale of drug paraphernalia at 8831 Weller Road, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons (possess), curfew violation at 7650 Cooper Road, Aug. 7. Charles Bryan Worlds III, 21, 11134 Snider Road, use,possess or sale of drug paraphernalia at 10396 Stone Court, Aug. 12. Christopher M. Seeger, 23, 1199 Oldwick Drive, marijauna/gift at 8400 Weller Road, Aug. 3. Aleck J. Strange, 25, 8180 Oak Grove, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 9390 Montgomery Road, Aug. 4. Tyler Thomas Murphy, 18, 9475 Conklin Ave., sale to underage persons/underage possession at 8271 Weller Road, Aug. 5. Derric T. Thress, 18, 1142 Seymour, sale to underage persons/ underage possession, forgery of identification cards at 9770 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. Sean P. Miller, 18, 1143 Paxton Ave., sale to underage persons/ underage possession, forgery of identification cards at 9770 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. Thomas Michael Callahan, 19, 8679 Orchardhill Court, sale to underage persons/underage possession at 9770 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. Scott William Rudy Iv, 18, 3049 Erie Ave., sale to underage persons, use, possess or sale of drug paraphernalia at 9770 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. John E. Engle, 18, 716 Wakefield Drive, drug abuse, sale to underage persons/underage possession at 9770 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. Gordon M. Brill, 19, 8612 Wellsley Court, sale to underage persons, use, possess or sale of drug paraphernalia at 9770 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. Brett Michael Osborn, 18, 572 Miami Trace Court, sale to underage persons/underage possession at 7650 Cooper Road, Aug. 2. Vladimir Jovic, 18, 9850 Catalpa Woods Court, sale to underage persons/underage possession at 7650 Cooper Road, Aug. 2. Daniel John Apke, 18, 8806 Castleford Lane, sale to underage persons, use, possess or sale of drug paraphernalia at

7650 Cooper Road, Aug. 2.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 10981 Montgoery Road, Aug. 3. Burglary/breaking and entering At 10230 Kerrianna Drive, Aug. 11. Theft A man said someone took a 2006 Acura TL, value $29,000 at 12052 Cooperwood Lane, Aug. 26. A woman said someone took a wedding ring, value $6,000 at 7777 Cooper Road, Aug. 20. At 9939 Montgomery Road, Aug. 7. Someone took $60 worth of Vicodin from Bethesda North Hospital at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 6.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Briara Jackson, 19, 6259 Mayflower Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery, Aug. 1. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery, Aug. 1. Gerald Linsly, 50, 217 W. 12th St., disorderly conduct at 7400 Kenwood Road, Aug. 4.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Attempt made at 4553 Taylor Ave., Aug. 4. Misuse of credit cards Reported at 7300 E. Kemper, Aug. 2. Rape Female reported at Plainfield Lane, Aug. 3. Theft Used cooking oil valued at $185 removed at 9089 Fields Ertel, July 25. Vehicle entered and computer valued at $1,000 removed at 12130 Heathertree Court, July 27. Vehicle used without consent at 9545 Fields Ertel, July 20. $43 in gas not paid for at 12147 Montgomery Road, July 18. Jewelry valued at $1,300 removed at 9917 Fields Ertel, July 25. Vehicle entered and computer valued at $1,000 removed at 12130 Heathertree Court, July 27. Vehicle used without consent at 9545 Fields Ertel, July 20. $43 in gas not paid for at 12147 Montgomery Road, July 18. Jewelry valued at $1,300 removed at 9917 Fields Ertel, July 25. Radio and Ipod valued at $380 removed at 7260 Garden Road, July 31. Vehicle windows broken and laptop of unknown value removed at 11654 Chancery Lane, July 31. GPS and currency valued at $150 removed at 4627 Largo Drive, July 31. $70 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 29. Cellphone of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 29. Wallet of unknown value removed from vehicle at 8642 Tralee Court, July 29. Vehicle entered and credit card of unknown value removed at 8961 Applewood Drive, July 29.


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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS 9494 Bluewing Terrace: Lis, Simon Schlomo & Chawa Lis to Desalvo, James S. & Michele A.; $317,000. 5249 Brasher Ave.: Gill, Beverley R. & Paula L. to Holdt, Kenneth J. Tr. & Amber N. Tr.; $225,000. 90 Carpenters Ridge: Wang, Mu Chin & Li Chin Wang to House, Eric; $230,000. 9350 Floral Ave.: McCall, Michael Johnstone III to McCall, Michael Johnstone III; $53,000. 5058 Kenridge Drive: Cox, Benjamin T. to Vonhof, Asifa; $232,500. 4464 Leslie Ave.: Rich, Adam J. to Moksin, Simon; $96,000. 11148 Oak Ave.: Johnson, Leander to Fannie Mae; $78,000. 4820 Prospect Ave.: Freedman, Shawn F. to Holdren, Chandler Q.; $131,079. 7784 Remington Road: McCall, Michael Johnstone III to McCall, Michael Johnstone III; $53,000. 11177 Woodlands Way: Coyle, Kevin M. & Louise R. to Crusius, Jeffrey L.; $652,000.


9761 Bunker Hill Lane: Forrest, Erica D. to Cockram, David & Mary Ann; $112,395. 8641 Hetheridge Lane: Paternoster, Eric S. & Diana J. to Fritz, Richard & Deborah; $580,000. 9549 Montgomery Road: 9549 Montgomery Road Holdings LLC to Monty Properties LLC; $625,000. 10597 Montgomery Road: SCMB LLC to Banana Property LLC; $1,050,000. 9200 Montgomery Road: Smith, Ronald L. to Health Source of Montgomery LLC; $275,000. 7610 Shadowhill Way: Ross, Steven & Jean to Teramana, Rose Marie; $375,000. 8675 Weller Road: Bledsoe,

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Sheila to Ives, James C. & Renee M. Cassidy-Ives; $285,000.


4941 Bayberry Drive: Meyer, M. Ursula to Hunter, Aaron D. & Maria R.; $330,000. 6120 Bayberry Drive: Hackett, Carol D. to Schrock, Jeffrey & Ann; $310,000. 8584 Donegal Drive: Knorr, Andrea L. & Kristofer Adam Knorr to Manley-Yee, Doreen & Kevin Bare; $133,500. 4689 Duneden Ave.: Allen, Charalee to Pedrick, Dwayne E. Jr.; $182,000. 6651 Fields Ertel Road: Weber, Melvin to Clark, Tony; $54,900. 8078 Hetz Drive: Kline, Amanda to Kang, Ji Woo & Hyun Lim Lee; $105,000. 11287 Ironwood Court: James D. Coddington Inc. to Ollinger, John R. & Julia W.; $313,500. 8145 Queens Ave.: Thomas, Bonnie K. to Armstrong, Joseph P.; $60,000. 9030 Rolling Lane: Dill, Patrick S. & Tarina M. Fisher-Dill to Wiese, Jerry A. & Laura A.; $141,000. 8975 Sedgewick Drive: Steffen, Lori K. & Mark S. Bourque to Zhu, Xuegong & Hui He; $115,000. 7321 Tiki Ave.: Ames, Rita S. to Togneri, Paul & Stephanie; $252,000. 8079 Trotterstrail Court: Choo, Je Un Kim to Deister, Andrew Z. & Courtney Lynne; $440,000. 8825 Tulipwood Court: Mack, Kristen to Burroughs, Todd & Racheal; $342,000.

8684 Wicklow Ave.: Hoeper, Brenda to De Abrew, Kaluhath Nadira; $157,000.


9990 Alydar Court: Barnes, Dale E. & Mary S. to Renton, Uta Kellermann; $453,000. 9596 Creekside Drive: Perry, Dwight David & Gina Dell to Walters, Jason L. & Kathryn W.; $260,000. 8865 Cross St.: Rinala, Sara Gage & Efren L. to Wheeler, Jonathan E. & Ji Choon Wheeler; $485,000. 9101 Cummings Farm Lane: Baughard, Bruce C. to Akcadag, Can; $617,000. 11678 Enyart Road: Capital Custom Homes Inc. to Mahmud, Ravshan & Kamola Umarova; $416,177. 9961 Humphrey Road: Freese, Daniel M. to Rinala, Sara Gage & Efren L.; $632,500. 11633 Kemperwoods Drive: Swali, Rahul M. & Gayatri P. Hingwala to Valdes, Francisco A.; $397,000. 9907 Mistymorn Lane: Rajczak, Daniel Stephen & Karen Michelle to Camp, Jason J. & Erica K.; $693,500. 11971 Olde Dominion Drive: Del Favero, Hugo Jr. to Wendling, Robert J. & Tracy D.; $84,000. 12131 Royal Pointe Drive: Royal Pointe LLC to Kenneth J. Klekamp Inc.; $1,100,000. 11659 Symmescreek Drive: Kahle, Roger D. & Betty L. to Fahrendorf, Joseph M. & Caroline S.; $314,450.

WhitÕs Frozen Custard has opened at 9405 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. PROVIDED

Whit’s Frozen Custard now open in Blue Ash Whit’s Frozen Custard, offering premium ice cream desserts, has opened at 9405 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Whit’s serves hand dipped cones, sundaes and their famous signature Whitser, a thick and creamy treat to eat with a spoon. Offering three flavors – vanilla, chocolate and a special weekly flavor – Whit’s encourages customers to create their own endless varieties of flavors by blending in toppings for a Whitser or adding toppings on top for a sundae. The “specialties” menu

includes popular local treats such as Queen City Turtle (vanilla custard, hot fudge, hot caramel and pecans), Buckeye Madness (vanilla custard, Reese’s cup, chocolate syrup, and peanut butter), Bearcat Red (vanilla custard, raspberry, hot fudge and macadamias) and Blue Ash Delight (vanilla custard, brownie bites, hot fudge and chopped nuts).

Favorite weekly flavors, shown on the website at, include espresso chip, heath, peanut butter caramel brownie and black raspberry chip. Whit’s has 18 locations throughout Ohio, with the flagship store opening in Granville in 2003. The Blue Ash location is locally owned and operated by Don Johnson of Anderson Township.

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NEWSMAKERS Bradly Ivan D'Souza of Blue Ash, a 2013 Sycamore High School graduate, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on law and crime scene investigation from July 9 to July 14 in Washington, D.C. The National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation was an interactive, hands-on, limited-capacity program that introduced participants to high-achieving students from across the nation to the fields of law, forensics and crime scene investigation. At Forum on Law and CSI, D’Souza took part in a mock trial by first analyzing the same type of fingerprint, hair, and fiber evidence that was found at an actual crime scene, then applying legal reasoning to the importance

of the evidence collected as they role-played as either a prosecutor or member of the defense team.

McDonald wins Avon Scholarship

The Avon Foundation for Women, the world’s largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy focused on issues that matter most to women, has awarded Kelly McDonald of Montgomery with a $12,000 scholarship as part of the 2013 Avon Scholarship Program for Children of Associates.

Lefton elected secretary of ABA division

as GP Solo Division Secretary and member of the Executive Committee,” Lefton said. Solo and small firm attorneys comprise the largest segment of the ABA. Lefton has been practicing law for 20 years and has earned the highest ethical standards and professional ability rating given to lawyers by the respected Martindale-Hubble Directory. He is a leader in activities of both the Ohio State Bar Association and American Bar Association, and is involved in a variety of community service activities.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, will hold a Special Meeting on September 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of holding a work session to review and discuss proposed landscaping areas in the Township. This meeting will be held at Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Carol A. Sims Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 1001774775

Symmes Township resident David H. Lefton has been elected secretary of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division of the American Bar Association. “It will truly be an honor to serve the profession

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Exemplary turnout for Cancer Support Community fundraiser For the 20th year in a row, The National Exemplar hosted “Great Food for a Great Cause” to support Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky. After approximately 220 friends and supporters of CSC dined at the Mariemont restaurant Monday, March 11, manager Lisa Hopkins, executive chef and operating partner Sean Daly, and Chef Brandon Fortener presented a $3,150 donation to CSC executive director Rick Bryan, to help fund the nearly 250 programs a month that CSC offers completely free of charge to people with cancer, their families and friends, and cancer survivors as they fight the disease. Dating back to the restaurant’s first CSC benefit dinner in 1994, The National Exemplar has donated more than $53,000 to help underwrite the organization’s free programs of support, education, and hope. “We are so fortunate to

Lisa Hopkins, National Exemplar manager (Anderson Township), Sean Daly, executive chef and general manager (Oakley), Rick Bryan, executive director of Cancer Support Community (Blue Ash), chef Brandon Fortener (Mariemont) celebrate the restaurant's donation to Cancer Support Community. THANKS

Ruth Erhardt (Landen) dines with her husband John and friend Elizabeth T. Niehaus (not pictured) at National Exemplar's Great Food for a Great Cause. THANKS TO JAMIE



have the long-term support of a partner like The National Exemplar,” said Rick Bryan, CSC’s executive director. “The only things better than their dedication and generosity are their delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. This is one fundraiser our supporters truly look forward to every year.”

Carole and Bill Holmes (Fort Thomas) and Beverly and Gene Bare (Columbia-Tusculum) dine at National Exemplar to benefit the Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Annette Wethington (Crestview Hills), Janet Buhr (Crestview Hills), Ken Strategier (Covington), Kinny McQuade (East Walnut Hills) wait to be seated at National Exemplar so they can help raise money for Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan (Blue Ash), Bruce and Dianne Bohmer McGoron (Sycamore Township) and Judy Office (Blue Ash) get set for dinner at National Exemplar. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Dining at National Exemplar to benefit Cancer Support Community are Chris Popa (Milford), Beth Scott (Milford), Marc Chizek (Springfield Township), Linda Goldbach (Westwood) and Ed Murphy (Milford). THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Melissa Webb (Loveland), Katie Blackburn (Madeira), Mary Ellen Yaegel (Maineville), Lisa Shafer (Amelia), Jeanne Hartung (Madeira) and Muril Read (Milford) dine together at National Exemplar's Great Food for a Great Cause event. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

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