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REMEMBERING SEPT. 11, 2001

Living with the memories ‘I hope God protects me. He protected many people, but not all of them ... I will never forget this day.’

Montgomery girl recorded thoughts of that momumental day in her journal By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

MONTGOMERY – “God tried, but he couldn’t save everybody. “I hope they all got to heaven.” Those were the words Annie Roessler, then 10 and living in Montgomery, wrote in her journal Sept. 11, 2001. The single-page entry contained a few misspelled words, frequent use of the word “scary” and a good look into the mind of an American child trying to make

sense of the senseless. Roessler’s parents, Ron and Denise Roessler of Montgomery, didn’t know about the entry – or how deeply their daughter was affected by the terror attacks – until finding it recently as they sorted through old papers. It was tucked away with a newspaper dated Sept. 12, 2011, and the September 2001 issue of “Newsweek” magazine, each containing stories about the hijackings. “It’s easy to forget how chil-

Here is the Sept. 11, 2001, entry in the diary of Annie Roessler, then 10 and living in Montgomery. dren can be so affected by tragic events, even those that happen far away,” Denise Roessler said. “Now, 10 years later, my hus-

Sycamore Township hosted its inaugural Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20 at Schuler Park. Check out some of the entries. SEE LIFE, B1 Michelle Feeney, daughter of Doug and Ginny Feeney of Montgomery and a senior at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Feeney says she was “happily surprised” by the news. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

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The Loveland Symmes Fire Department has a daily reminder of the Sept. 11 attacks on their fire trucks. Assistant Chief Tom Turner (not pictured) said the department adopted Squad 252 out of Brooklyn because the Loveland Symmes station had previously had the same squad number. From left: District Chief Mike Books, firefighter/paramedic Chris Ellis, firefighter/paramedic Andy Huber and Capt. Tom Benjamin.

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band Ron and I could not believe this display of sadness, compassion, faith and emotion coming from a paper written by a frightened 10-year-old child.” Annie Roessler wrote in her journal that the terror attacks “ruined my life,” but she has done well in the past decade. She’s now 20 and a junior studying behavioral neuroscience at Centre College in Danville, Ky. Her mother said Annie Roessler, who was not available for comment, still loves to write – be it in her journal or as a blogger for her college website. Roessler’s 10-year-old journal entry about 9/11 shows she’s good at it.

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Traffic clogs Kenwood Road in Sycamore Township daily from around 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. During the lunch hour, both Wendy’s and Burger King on the west side of the road have two Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies directing traffic out of the driveways to help drivers make left turns. As part of a short-term solution to those traffic problems, TEC Engineering and Sycamore Township are working on a plan to install medians that would eliminate the left-turn lanes. Funding could be available as early as July 2012 through a state capital improvement grant. Ed Williams, an engineer with TEC Engineering Inc., said during a public meeting in Sycamore Township Aug. 9 the majority of accidents in that stretch of Kenwood Road from Montgomery Road to Interstate 71 come

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If medians are installed along Kenwood Road between Montgomery Road and Euclid Avenue in Sycamore Township, left turns could only be made at traffic signals. from drivers turning left, and from rear-end collisions. Sycamore Township road superintendent Tracy Kellums said the medians are needed because of the accidents and from the

traffic backed up by drivers turning left. The medians would include landscaping and would allow left turns only at the traffic signals. Kellums said the medians would not have cutaways that would allow drivers to make a u-turn. Drivers wanting to turn left to head southbound along the stretch of road would be forced to turn right and use Montgomery Road. Drivers that want to turn left to head northbound would have to go to Euclid Avenue to turn around. There are no access roads behind any of the businesses on the east and west sides of the street that would lead drivers to a traffic signal. Williams said one short-term solution would be to allow u-turns at the intersections at Kenwood Road and Sycamore Plaza and Kenwood and Montgomery roads. The town-

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Loveland Symmes Fire Department Captain Tom Benjamin said he was doing work on the computer at the firehouse when he heard about an airplane hitting the north World Trade Center tower on Sept. 11, 2001. “We were glued to the television (in the firehouse) most of the day,” Benjamin said. The department had to continue its daily routine that day. Assistant Chief Tom Turner said one of the squads was leaving on a run when they learned about the second plane hitting the

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In the entry, Roessler painted a compelling portrait of how the terror attacks played out in her life and the lives of people she loves. “Today the United States was attacked,” Roessler began. “Some terrorists hijacked four planes. They crashed them into the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and one crashed in Pennsylvania. “It was very scary,” Roessler said. “My dad was out of town in Las Vegas, so that made it even scarier. They have

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south tower. “Every hour it was something new,” Benjamin said. Two of the firefighters, Deputy Chief Bill Goldfeder and Deputy Chief Josh Blum, responded to Ground Zero in New York City in the days following the attacks. Benjamin said both men helped with recovery efforts. District Chief Mike Books said he was running errands with his wife on his day off when he heard about the attacks, but headed into the firehouse to watch the events with his fellow firefighters. Since 2001, Turner said communication and safety equipment has

improved in fire departments all across the country. There are more training opportunities for firefighters and grants are available from the Department of Homeland Security to buy updated equipment. “We’re all very appreciative of the improvements,” Turner said. “It’s a huge benefit to be able to talk to other departments.” Benjamin said the new training has helped prepare firefighters and other emergency responders to be extra vigilant. “Everything now is out of the ordinary,” Benjamin said. “We have to be super cautious.”

shut down all the airports so my dad can’t get home tomorrow.” The 10-year-old Roessler immediately expressed sentiments and identified issues – including homeland security - that continue to be at the forefront of a national dialogue. “When I went on a plane the alarm went off when our juice cans went through inspection, so it is scary that someone could get through with a gun or knife,” Roessler said in her journal. Roessler wrote about the horror of watching the terror attacks unfold on television. “The planes came from the right and I saw an explosion on the left,” Roessler said. “Thousands

of people are dead.” Roessler also addressed spiritual questions. “I hope God protects me,” Roessler said. “He protected many people, but not all of them. “I will never forget this day.” That day, Roessler was a fifth-grade student at All Saints School in Kenwood. “It was commendable how well the staff at All Saints handled the situation,” her mother, Denise Roessler, said. “The teachers not only immediately explained to the students what had happened, but they took the students directly to the church and they all prayed for the victims.” While Annie Roessler

may be a more mature writer now, her mother believes her decade-old journal entry remains relevant. “As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, there will certainly be prayers coming from our family as we remember the victims,” Denise Roessler said. “God bless everyone affected by the horrible events of Sept. 11, 2001. “In the words of (Annie Roessler’s 9/11 journal entry), ‘I also hope our country will be safe from further attacks.’” Get Montgomery updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit www.cincinnati.com/ Montgomery.

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Montgomery church extends a hand to Muslim neighbors people in our congregation are already part of interfaith families,” Miller said. “We saw this as strength and wanted to build upon it. “Often, the kind of religion that makes headlines is being used to divide and hurt.

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MONTGOMERY – While the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is prompting many to look back, members of a Montg o m e r y church are looking forward. T h e Ascension Dabdoub Lutheran Church is hosting its first-ever Interfaith Dialogue S e r i e s designed, Pastor Josh Miller Miller said, “to promote dialogue and understanding between people of different faiths, especially Christians and Muslims.” The public is invited to the free presentations – all at the church at 7333 Pfeiffer Road – on these dates: • Sunday, Sept. 25 – Rodney Hutton, recently retired professor of Old Testament and Hebrew scriptures at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, will speak on “Children of the Same Story” at 6:30 p.m. He’s considered an expert on Islam and on ChristianMuslim relations. • Sunday, Oct. 2 – Karen Dabdoub, executive director of the Cincinnati branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, will speak on “Commonalities and Differences between Islam and Christianity and Common Misperceptions of Islam” at

people of different faith backgrounds.” Get Montgomery updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit www.cincinnati.com/Montgome ry.

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The Ascension Lutheran Church in Montgomery is hosting an Interfaith Dialogue Series from Sunday, Sept. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 16.

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Here’s what members driving away from the Ascension Lutheran Church in Montgomery see when they leave. 6:30 p.m. She’s immediate past president of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, a founding member of Muslim Mothers Against Violence, a member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition in Cincinnati and a docent for the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in West Chester Township. • Sunday, Oct. 16 – People of all faiths are invited to bring a covered dish to share at a potluck at 5:30 p.m. “The anniversary of 9/11, which is such a tragic and painful memory, is an especially appropriate time to be a part of the healing,” Miller said.

“We want to build a reputation in the community as a place for people to come for these kinds of interfaith events. “I expect that we'll have more opportunities like this series in the future.” This is the first time that Ascension Lutheran Church, which has 240 members, has hosted an interfaith dialogue series to commemorate 9/11. “Previous pastors at Ascension have invited guests from various faith backgrounds to come and speak with the congregation, though not in commemoration of 9/11,” said Miller, who has served as pastor for nearly three years. “Not long after Sept. 11, 2001, the pastor of Ascension at the time took a group from our congregation to visit the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.” Miller said the germ of the idea for the series came from the makeup of the families of some Ascension Lutheran Church members. “In a recent visioning and planning process we rediscovered that many

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call, but it still brings tears to my eyes when I think back to Sept. 11, 2001.” Heidi Tameris Montgomery “I recently came across something interesting that I wanted to share. At the time of the tragedy, our oldest daughter Annie was a 10-year-old fifth-grade student at All Saints School, and our youngest daughter Rebecca was in the third-grade. It was commendable how well the staff at All Saints handled the situation. The teachers not only immediately explained to the students what had happened, but they took the students directly to the church and they all prayed for the victims. “Even as a small child, Annie

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Public invited to thank emergency workers By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

BLUE ASH – If you’ve ever wanted to honor the emergency workers who died on 9/11 or your neighborhood firefighters, paramedics and police, here’s your chance. The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is inviting the public to a community “Stand United in Remembrance” event Sun-

day, Sept. 11. The commemoration, which also will honor current and former members of the armed forces, will begin at 8:25 a.m. in Muntz Hall at the college at 9555 Plainfield Road; a free continental breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. “The events of 9/11 caused so much change in the United States over the past 10 years, some good and some not so good,” said

associate professor Julie Gill, chairwoman of the Allied Health Department at UC Blue Ash. Gill is heading the 9/11 remembrance event committee at the college, formerly called Raymond Walters College. “I believe that it is imperative for us to remember the events, the people and the sacrifices of that horrific day as Americans who love the freedoms and liberties that

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The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College will host a community “Stand United in Remembrance” event Sunday, Sept. 11. Stephen Ashbrock, fire chief of the Madeira & Indian Hill Joint Fire District, will be a featured speaker. we so strongly support and defend,” Gill said. The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States concluded that 343 firefighters and paramedics and 60 police officers died trying to save people in the World Trade Center towers in New

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tect our freedom and the freedom of all who enjoy such around the world by remembering and honoring those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorism as symbols of sacrifice made for us all,” said Ashbrock, who will speak at the local commemoration along with educators, politicians and military representatives. “Our way of life and open society expose us to danger by individuals and groups that may want to hurt us - sometimes even for our way of life.” Ashbrock thinks the United States has made strides in securing the safety of its citizens in the past 10 years. “As a country, we have first acknowledged our vulnerability and the vulnerability of a free and open society to such an event in the future,” Ashbrock said. “We have examined weaknesses that have been identified and eliminated or mitigated these to lessen our exposure. “We have then trained to recognize and identify threats and to share information to protect our responders and the citizens we serve,” Ashbrock said. “In a free and open society, there will always be an exposure, however.”

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Coalition having community-wide 9/11 ceremony To mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a broad coalition of religious, civic and education leaders has formed the local 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration Coalition to plan a community-wide observance. Focusing on the principles of democracy, freedom and justice for all, even in difficult times, the event theme is “9/11 Tenth Anniversary: Remembrance, Unity, Hope.” This tribute, which is free and open to the public, will be 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, with activities all day, at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave. The observance is meant to provide a way for the community to come together to remember the tragedy that impacted so many Americans, unify us as a diverse community and restore hope for the future of our country. The family-friendly event will include a series of activities and speakers including Cincinnati Vice

Mayor Roxanne Qualls, Cincinnati Fire Chief Richard Braun, an interfaith children’s choir, children’s orchestra, and a multi-religious prayer. The event will recognize those who lost their lives and those who performed acts of heroism during the 9/11 tragedy, including local firefighters, police, military personnel and others. Themes of patriotism and interfaith collaboration will resound throughout the program of remembrance for those who were touched personally by the tragedy. For more information or to learn more about the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration Coalition go to www.9-11-cincinnati.org or email at 9.11cincinnati@gmail.com.

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SEPTEMBER 11 EVENTS Sunday, Sept. 11

9/11 Ceremony, 4-6 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Opening ceremony with color guards and short program. A patriotic concert by the Clermont County Symphony. Bring seating for grassy area. View the Loveland Firefighters Memorial. Rain or shine event. Free. Presented by Loveland Symmes Fire Department. 583-3001; www.lsfd.org/911ceremony.php. Loveland. Lest We Forget … A 9/11 Remembrance, 8:25 a.m. UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Scheduled to appear: Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, UC Blue Ash College dean; Connie Pillich,

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Lunken Airport Days 9/11 Commemoration, Noon, Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., Behind terminal. Kroger is providing free hot dogs and drinks. The Cincinnati Warbirds will fly the “Missing Man” formation over the memorial at noon. Free lunch follows ceremony., Dr. Albert Weisbrod of Symmes Township will sing the national anthem. Color guard and local firefighters’ ladder trucks with an American flag honors

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Michelle Feeney, daughter of Doug and Ginny Feeney of Montgomery and a senior at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Feeney says she was “happi- Feeney ly surprised” by the news. “I had to check twice before it actually hit me,” she said. “It was all I could think about the rest of the day!” She aced the test on her second attempt, even while taking the exam in an unlikely location. “I took it this June at Sturgeon Bay High School in Door County, Wisc., along with five other CHCA students. It was pretty funny – we were on the annual band trip and Door County was one of our stops!” Nationally, while the actual

number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, roughly one-10th of one percent receive a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2010, only 588 of nearly 1.6 million students earned a composite score of 36. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Some students also take ACT's optional Writing Test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score. Feeney earned the best score possible (12) on the Writing Test. ACT scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges, and exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.

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Volunteer committee member Danya Karram congratulates Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior Mariel Beausejour on her finalist status for the American Jewish Committee Lazarus Awards.

CHCA senior a finalist for Lazarus award Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior Mariel Beausejour, an Indian Hill resident, was a finalist for the recent American Jewish Committee’s 46th annual Simon Lazarus Jr. Human Relations Awards. Beausejour teaches English as a second language to youngsters, builds awareness of trafficking and slavery and spends summers at a home for impoverished children in Mexico. Finalists received award books and savings bonds at this year’s Lazarus Awards ceremony. Forty-six high schools throughout Greater Cincinnati nominated juniors and seniors for recognition of their contributions to the community. Each nominee received a certificate and each school library received a book. Marcia Scacchetti, this year’s AJC Awards Committee chairwoman, said, “These students have big hearts and helping

hands. Their unselfishness, caring and leadership enrich our community. Jewish tradition teaches that it is according to our deeds that God’s presence descends. The students’ actions show they value deeds of loving-kindness, one of Judaism’s guiding principles.” Other committee members included Suzanne Baird, Jennie Berliant, Julie Buckner, Margie Burgin, Jeff Cohen, Dr. Neil Dubin, Wendy Fidler, Suzy Marcus Goldberg, Bess Gordon, Tara Gordon, Linda Grayman, Jann Greenberg, Dr. Daniel Kanter, Geri Kolesar, Barb Levy-Wall, Barb WeinsteinMcGrath, Robert Moskowitz, Barry Randman, Seth Schwart, and Ken Weisbacher. High school students Mackenzie Baird and Leigh Fidler participated with their mothers. AJC is a global advocacy organization which seeks a secure Jewish future in a more just world. For more information e-mail cincinnati@ajc.org.

SCHOOL NOTES AP Scholar

Ursuline Academy student Nicole Hill, Carolyn Ross, Kara Strasser and Marisa Reddy of Sycamore Township were named National AP Scholars with Distinction. AP Scholar Awards are given to students who excelled on AP exams.

About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. AP Scholars of Distinction earn an average score of 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.0

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Aubrey Rose Foundation 2011 scholarship winners, from left: front, Ellen Neltner, Jenna Fugate, Rachel Leonhardt, Mollie Young, Caroline Gallo, Gracie Mahaffey, Katie Brown, Abigail Hassert, Alex Smith, Natalie Luken, Allison Bailey, Sarah Doren, Elise Dermody, Rebecca DeBurger, Audrey Seminara and Maria Torok; back, Jacob Roth, Andrew Ney, Alex Marchionda, Connor Stelljes,, Jacob Ruff, Jake Humphrey, John Paul Bosse, David Meyer, Brad Murphy, Jerry Hollenkamp, Allyson Benz, Nancy Hollenkamp, Meghan Baker, Spencer Hollenkamp, Jenna Kohler, Carly Hollenkamp, Taylor Brokamp, Nick Shoemaker, Nicholas Boucher, Jacob McMahon, Sam Redd, Bert Dole, Nancy Frondorf and George Frondorf.

Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Foundation Scholarships Awarded Countless scholarships are awarded every year to students for their success in academics and sports. It is rare that a scholarship is given to commend a student’s kind-heartedness. This attribute of kind-heartedness is a necessity, and must be honored. To emphasize this necessary attribute, The Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Foundation gave 36 scholarships to eighth-graders from 22 different grade schools who are continuing on to Catholic high school education in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, going on to 17 different high schools. At their graduations, each student was awarded a $500 scholarship toward their freshman year of high school. The foundation also awarded two Above and Beyond scholarships to 2010 recipients who are going on to their sophomore year of school. They and their families have gone above and beyond in helping the foundation with their different programs and fundraisers. The Above and Beyond recipients received $1,000 for their sophomore of school. The Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Foundation hosted a reception June 9 at Aston Oaks Golf Course in North Bend to honor these scholarship recipients and their families, and to share with them the purposes and goals of the Foundation. The Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Foundation was founded in 2001 to carry on the spirit of a little girl named Aubrey through helping the community. Aubrey was a miracle child who endured many medical procedures and long stays in hospitals, including a heart and double lung transplant, yet always managed to have a smile on her face. In Aubrey’s three short years, she made positive impacts on many people. This is precisely the attitude of the 36 students who received scholarships; each 8th grader wrote an essay explaining a positive impact they made in some-

one’s life, an act of kind-heartedness. “It is a wonderful privilege to have 36 young men and women join our Foundation as scholarship recipients, but even more extraordinary because each student has demonstrated a genuinely compassionate heart,” said Nancy Hollenkamp, the Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Foundation. “The Aubrey Rose Foundation is a great foundation with an awesome message. I feel honored to be a part of this foundation. I look forward to working with my new friends. Brad Murphy, one of the scholarship recipients. For more information about the ways the Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Foundation serves the community, log on to www.aubreyrose.org, or go to the Foundation’s scholarship page: http://www.aubreyrose.org/scholarship.htm 2011 Scholarship recipients with their grade and high schools listed: Allison Bailey, Price Hill, St. William, Seton High School; Meghan Baker, Beechmont, Immaculate Heart of Mary, McNicholas High School; Allyson Benz, Mason, St. Susanna, Mount Notre Dame; John Paul Bosse, Delhi, St. Dominic, St. Xavier High School; Nicholas Boucher, Villa Hills, Villa Madonna Academy, Villa Madonna Academy High School; Taylor Brokamp, Sharonville, St. Michael, Ursuline Academy; Katie Brown, Hyde Park, Cardinal Pacelli School, Ursuline Academy; Sarah Crowley, Beechmont, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Ursula Academy; Rebecca DeBurger, Mount Healthy, John Paul II Catholic School, Roger Bacon; Elise Dermody, West Chester Township, St. Michael, Ursuline Academy; Bertram J. Dole IV, Western Hills, St. Catherine of Siena, La Salle High School; Sarah Doren, Bridgetown, Our

Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Mercy High School; Jenna Fugate, Edgewood, Ky., St. Pius, St Henry; Caroline Gallo, Reading, All Saints, Mount Notre Dame; Katelyn Harrell, Delhi, Rapid Run Middle School Mother of Mercy High School; Abigail Hassert, Covington, Holy Cross Elementary, Holy Cross High School; Jake Humphrey, Delhi, St. Dominic, Elder High School; Jenna Kohler, Delhi, Our Lady of Victory, Seton High School; Rachel Leonhardt, Bridgetown, St. Ignatius, Mother of Mercy High School; Natalie Luken, Bridgetown, St. Aloysious Gonzaga, Mother of Mercy High School; Gracie Mahaffey, Loveland, St. Columban, Ursuline Academy; Alex Marchionda, Loveland, St. Columban, Moeller High School; Jacob McMahon, Dent, St. Ignatius, La Salle High School; David Meyer, Delhi, Our Lady of Victory, Elder High School; Bradley Murphy, Delhi, St. Dominic, Elder High School; Samantha Nea, Hamilton, Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary, Stephen T. Badin High School; Ellen Neltner, Edgewood, Ky., St. Pius, Notre Dame Academy; Andrew Ney, Loveland, St. Columban, St. Xavier High School; Samuel Redd, Harrison, St. Ignatius, La Salle High School; Jacob Roth, Fort Mitchell, Blessed Sacrament, Covington Catholic; Jacob Ruff, Cleves, St. Jude, St. Xavier High School; Audrey Seminara, Mason, St. Susanna, Ursuline Academy; Alex Smith, Covington, St. Agnes School, Notre Dame Academy; Connor Stelljes, Mason, St. Susanna, St. Xavier High School; Maria Torok, Delhi, St. Dominic, Seton High School; Mollie Young, Deer Park, All Saints, Ursuline Academy.

CCM expands to UC Blue Ash campus The Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM Prep) will offer arts opportunities for the community at UC Blue Ash College beginning Oct. 8. Dance classes for children are already offered at the nearby Mayerson Jewish Community Center. “We are excited to have this opportunity for CCM Prep to bring our excellent arts education programs to accessible sites in the community” said Amy Dennison, director of CCM’s Preparatory Department. “Having these spaces just north of the city where students can participate in our programs, opens up new opportunities for all of us.” The program is being developed and will continue to evolve based on the interests of the surrounding community. Programs will take place on Saturday morn-

ing at Blue Ash College. Private lessons in voice, violin, guitar and piano will be offered this fall and based on demand will grow to offer additional instruments. A family music class for toddlers and parents, taught by Mary Rekers, well-known early childhood music educator, will also begin Oct. 8. A guitar class for youth, as well as acting classes for youth and adults will be part of the program. The Cincinnati Children's Choir, a partner with CCM Prep will be launching a satellite location at the Blue Ash site with a choir for third- through eighth-graders. The Cincinnati Junior Strings, the area's pre-eminent ensemble for young string players, will rehearse and perform at UC Blue Ash beginning in the fall. They will present two free concerts open to the public Dec. 11 and May 13.

To participate in a survey to help with the programs, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCMPrepUCBlueAsh. To receive a program brochure or receive further information, contact 513-556-2595, or email ccmprep@uc.edu or www.ccm.uc.edu/prep. The Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music offers classes, lessons and performing opportunities for students of all ages and abilities in music, theater and dance. More than 1,800 students participate in programs, classes and summer arts camps. For more information or to request a brochure, please call (513) 556-2595 or visit www.ccm.uc.edu/prep.


SPORTS

September 7, 2011

HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | Editor Melanie Laughman | mlaughman@communitypress.com | 248-7573

By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

• The Sycamore Aves were second Aug. 27 at the Fairfield Invitational behind St. Xavier Blue. Senior Cory Chisolm was eighth, junior Tallin Forshey ninth.

Volleyball

• Loveland beat Sycamore Aug. 29, 19-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-21, 15-13. • Ursuline swept Alter Aug. 30.

Girls tennis

• At the state team tournament, Sycamore beat St. Ursula 4-1. Sycamore beat Indian Hill Aug. 29. Sammi Kruger and Nanki Hura had singles wins. The Lady Aves swept Oak Hills 5-0, Aug. 30. On Sept. 1, Sycamore swept Princeton, 5-0. • The Ursuline teams of Mehvish Safdar and Diana Suarez, along with Kristen Behrens and Grace Kallenbreg picked up wins at the Pickerington Central Doubles Invitational, Aug. 27. Ursuline shutout Springboro, 5-0, Aug. 29. Mehvish Safdar, Diana Suarez and Madison DeWitt had wins at singles, while Smiti Gupta and Colleen Johns, as well as Kristen Behrens and Grace Kallenberg had wins at doubles. Ursuline defeated St. Ursula 4-1 on Aug. 30.

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• Moeller finished fourth in the Makatewah Invitational. Brian Russ shot a 74 on Aug. 27. On Aug. 29, Moeller was second in the La Salle Invitational behind St. Xavier. Moeller’s “Bâ€? team lose to Elder’s “Bâ€? at Cincinnati Country Club as Matt Bitter medaled with a 41. • Sycamore’s girls defeated Oak Hills at Neumann Golf Course Aug. 30. Hanna Lee and S.M. Dipali were comedalists at 36.

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Ursuline defenders, from left, Maggie Boyer, Kathryn Bublitz, Emily Lotterer and Hayley Chapline defend against a St. Ursula attack, Aug. 31.

Seniors to set the tone for Lions’ field hockey By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

BLUE ASH – The Ursuline Lions field hockey squad is tired of third place. That’s where the Lions have finished the past three years, while competing in the Southwest Ohio Field Hockey League. Trying to help the Lions achieve greater success in 2011 will be a core group of senior leaders, according to head coach Elli Workum. Workum added that she believes her squad’s juniors, who won the junior varsity league last fall, provide the team with the good depth. But Workum also said that since it’s still early in the season, the jury is still out on her squad. While the season’s still young, the Lions will be tested with matches against Mount Notre Dame (Sept. 7) and Oakwood (Sept. 13) in the coming weeks. “We play strong teams...we will know quickly into our season (how good we are),� Workum said. The senior players expected to help the Lions this fall include midfielder Kathryn Bublitz, defensive back Haley Chapline and forwards Katherine Finke and Alex Migley.

Senior Lindsay Krammes could also make an impact with her improved stick work, according to Workum. “She’s got a lot of skills...and she’s just been making plays around people,� Workum said. The quartet will be joined by a strong class of juniors that were a part of the junior varsity squad that won the league championship, last year. Workum said the varsity newcomers are a nice collection of talent that play well together, but the veteran head coach said she’ll be looking for players to step up at the next level. At goalie, the Lions will return junior Abby Meehan, who was second in the SWOFHL with seven shutouts last fall. While the squad would like to improve off its 2010 finish, Workum said her team hadn’t set any specific goals. “We set five or six team goals,� Workum said. “Mostly challenging them to play for 60 minutes and not to give up or get disappointed.� For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/Blogs/PressPreps

Soccer

• Moeller beat Lexington Catholic 2-0 Aug. 27. Mike Detmer and Erik Radke scored the goals. On Aug. 30 Moeller blanked Lakota East. Chris Nartker had the lone goal. Nartker racked up four on Sept. 1 as the Crusaders nailed Chaminade-Julienne 6-1. • Sycamore tied Turpin 1-1 Aug. 27 with Van Bik scoring. The Lady Aves tied McAuley 1-1 Aug. 30.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP - The Sycamore Lady Aves lead the Greater Miami Conference in girls golf and feature the best player in the league. Thanks to a transfer, coach Keith Brackenridge inherited sophomore Hanna Lee, who averages 36 for nine holes and has shot a 68 this season for eighteen. Lee answered a few questions for Northeast Suburban Life about her early success prior to a Sycamore match at Neumann Golf Course with Oak Hills, Aug. 30. Q: You moved from New Jersey. How have things gone for you? A: Pretty well. I like the team and I like playing in the summer. Now that school’s started, I thought I wouldn’t have time to practice. But, the high school golf team gave me a lot of time to practice, and I’m seeing improvements. Q: Did you play in high school in New Jersey? A: I didn’t play in New Jersey. We didn’t have a girls team. I was at first going to try out for the boys team, but my parents decided to move to Ohio because my dad got a job here. I decided to try out for Sycamore’s girls team. Q: Before school, you won a tournament locally? A: Yeah. The Ohio, Greater Cincinnati something. (Greater Cincinnati Golf Association’s Metropolitan Junior Championship.) Q: It was the “Hanna Lee Invitational� wasn’t it? A: (laughs) Q: How long have you been playing? A: I started at about 9 years old. I initially started because my brother started playing golf, and I followed him around at driving ranges. Later, I tried and thought, “Maybe I can play this game.� I started and didn’t give up, and I guess that’s why I’m still here. Q: Did your brother play in high school? A: Yes, he played some. He was more of an academic guy. He got a scholarship to the University of Florida. I’m hoping I can do well and get a scholarship in golf. Q: Where would you like to go to school? A: I would like to go to Duke University, but I feel like I need to study well for that. School is important, and I want to go anywhere close to Ohio to be close to my family. Anywhere where the weather’s

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Sycamore’s Hanna Lee strokes a putt at Neumann Golf Course Aug. 30. The Lady Aves took on Oak Hills. Sycamore leads the Greater Miami Conference in girls golf with Lee earning the lowest average of all players. good. Q: Do you know what you’d like to do in college? A: Play golf (laughs). And, I don’t know. That’s a difficult decision, like what major to pick. If I can, I’d like to become a professional golf teacher and teach golf. er?

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A: LPGA, it has to be Na Yeon Choi. Her swing’s really beautiful, and it looks so simple to her. Q: What are you good at? Driving? Keeping it in the fairway? Chipping? Putting? All of the above? A: Well, everyone wants to be the best at everything. No one is though. I guess I have to say management. Q: Is it much more cerebral than people realize? A: Yes. Golf is like all mental, not physical. Q: How far can you drive it if you really hit it square? A: On a good day, when I hit it good, probably about 240 (yards). Average is 220 or 230. Q: I saw you shot a 68 in Centerville the other day. Is that your best? A: That’s my best. I like to play under par. I’m going to work on that. Keep a constant score. Q: How are your teammates? A: They’re pretty good. They’re really nice. They helped me through a lot of school difficulties because we moved in the middle of the school year last year. Especially, the coach is very helpful. I’m very thankful I met them. For more sports coverage, visit cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps, facebook.com/presspreps or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

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Keith Brackenridge’s Sycamore girls golf team was undefeated at press time.

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The Sycamore Lady Aves lead the Greater Miami Conference going into September. From left are: Back, sophomore Hanna Lee, senior Erin Coller, senior Cassidy Thomas, senior Lisa Kohmescher, senior Maggie Smith and coach Keith Brackenridge; front, sophomore Marybeth Reinhold and senior S.M. Dipali.

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Spending, not funding, Indian Hill schools’ issue Immediate repeal of the 2009 tax increase, plus an immediate 5 percent spending reduction, were called for by the Committee for Responsible School Spending at the Aug. 16 meeting of the Indian Hill Board of Education. The committee noted that the district spends $3,653 more per student than comparable best-ofbreed public school systems in Hamilton County. The committee pointed out that: • Indian Hill has cash reserves in excess of $33.5 million • The cash reserves exceed one-year’s cost of running the schools • Indian Hill is in the 99.5 percentile of school spending • There is no need for the tax increase The committee noted that although Indian Hill has been

rated as Excellent With Distinction by the Ohio Department of Education, seven other Hamilton County public school systems Fred Sanborn share that disCommunity tinction. Among its Press guest peers, Indian columnist Hill was not, in fact, the best of the best on every metric. For example, compared with its peers, Indian Hill ranked: • second in percent of students graduating with honors • fifth in overall graduation rate • 5th in percent of teachers who have a masters degree or better • 3rd on the Ohio Department

of Education’s Performance Index. Last year, Indian Hill fell from Excellent with Distinction to Excellent. (At the school board meeting, Superintendent Knudson announced that Indian Hill just regained its Excellent with Distinction rating.) The committee had expected that data such as these, all from official sources, would stimulate a discussion about repealing the 2009 tax increase and reducing spending by 5 percent. That did not happen. Instead, the speakers who presented these facts were interrupted by anonymous people in the back of the room who demanded to know where the speakers’ children went to school. The questions, of course, were irrelevant to the committee’s recommendations.

CH@TROOM Aug. 31 questions

While individual Ohio school districts may continue to teach cursive writing, the new state common core curriculum no longer requires it. The focus will now be on keyboarding skills. What do you think of this? Are you glad, sad or indifferent that cursive writing will be fading into the horizon? “I’m sure our founding fathers never dreamt of computers or cell phones. These times they are achanging. We must be willing to change with them. One question though – how will the new generations ‘sign’ their signature? I guess they’ll have to print it.” A.P. “Wow!!! This is one of the toughest Chatroom questions ever. “I hate to see cursive writing fade into obscurity, but I want to be sure that my feelings aren’t based purely on nostalgia (and more on practicality). I’m one of the old codgers who still pays bills with handwritten checks, but the kids today probably won’t do that. “I’ve already learned how to write in cursive so it won’t hurt me. The same is true of my kids, though my grandkids (4 and 7) might be affected. “Short of an apocalyptic destruction of modern civilization as we know it, I don’t see us going back to the ‘old days’ in so many areas, so I can’t really say this is a bad thing. It just makes me feel kinda sad. If worse comes to worse, we can still print. Sigh ...” Bill B. “It just goes to show – we are becoming a rude, crude and unrefined nation. “What’s next?” M.D.D. “It’s a sign of the times. Keyboarding skills weren’t needed when most of us went to elementary school. Cursive was what our parents and grandparents had learned and valued. “My 20-something child doesn’t use cursive today, he prints. I’ve

Next questions A group of Indian Hill School District parents believe the district starts the school day too early, and want to change start times to 8 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. Do you agree that schools should not start before 8 a.m.? Why or why not? Should a replacement for the Brent Spence Bridge between Ohio and Kentucky be partially paid for by charging a toll? Why or why not? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to nesuburban@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. notice that in many 20-something’s writing. They were taught cursive, but learned as their education continued that they would handle the bulk of their correspondence on a keyboard during their lives, so cursive was no longer valued. “I recognize that our society/culture is different and that young people need different skills. I have no emotional attachment to cursive in spite of the fact that I still use it and love to write personal letters and notes. I’m a dinosaur.” E.E.C.

Aug. 24 questions

St. Saviour Parish in Rossmoyne celebrates its 65th festival next month. What are your memories of the St. Saviour Festival? “My absolute favorite memory of the St. Saviour festival was as a young kid at the end of it all, sprinting to the turtle race booth to get a free turtle – I named Tiny. I can still recall the roar of my neighbors and family friends yelling ‘Go Go Go...’ at the turtle races as their pick just sat there, staring at them.” K.E. What do think of the roadway and traffic pattern changes on Plainfield Road in front of the new Blue Ash Target? No responses.

The Board allowed these interruptions to continue. However, when the committee’s speakers were accused of “demonizing” teachers, the board denied the committee’s request to respond. Three other persons, who courteously waited to be recognized by the board, and identified themselves when they took the podium, opposed the committee’s appeal for immediate tax repeal and 5 percent spending reduction, because: • Indian Hill’s (public) schools are wonderful • Any reduction in school spending will cause property values to decline; the reason people move to Indian Hill is the (public) school system. Had the committee been allowed by the board to respond it would have made clear it regards Indian Hill public schools as very

good. The issue is the fact that Indian Hill’s enormous $1.3 billion real estate tax base, in combination with Ohio’s archaic, 1970sera school funding statutes, results in a flood of tax revenues that far exceed the district’s real needs. Spending is the issue, not funding. As for the alleged relationship between lavish spending and property values the committee feels it fair to ask why property values in Camp Dennison, Remington, and Silverton haven’t also soared in price, since the Indian Hill School district also serves parts of those communities. The committee hopes that the September meeting of the board will focus on taxpayer concerns rather than anonymous attacks on speakers seeking fiscal sanity. Fred Sanborn is an Indian Hill resident.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Fr. Lou a life-long friend

I am writing this letter in hope that it will be printed under a column of one of my very best friends on my short list, which extends more than 81 years. Fr. Lou Guntzelman and I were classmates, friends, buddies, teammates and co-teachers from 1949 until 1970 when I moved to Florida. We were more than friends, playing handball (very popular at the time and place), basketball, and were a “battery” on our class fast-pitch softball team, with him as pitcher and I as his catcher. As I recall we never won a game! The tricks that we played on each other and others are numerous and unbelievable. From 1957 until 1970 we were teaching at the same high school in Cincinnati. We kept in sporadic contact by telephone and slow-mail. The past two Octobers we dined with some classmates in Mariemont.Those dinners were memorial and and unforgetable. In March we talked on the phone for about 20 minutes, recalling the past and roaring with laugh-

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District office debated

It’s outlandish what Sycamore

ELECTIONS VIEWPOINTS GUIDELINES Northeast Suburban Life invites all candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot to submit one guest column, to run sometime before the election. The guidelines: • Columns should no more than 300 words, and are subject to editing. • Columns must include a current color head shot (.jpg format). • Columns must include a short biography of the candidate. • Columns will be published no later than Wednesday, Oct. 25. • All columns must be submitted, via e-mail, no later than noon the Wednesday before publication. We encourage you to submit columns as early as possi-

ble to avoid a backlog near Election Day. No columns will be accepted after Wednesday, Oct. 18. • All columns will be posted online, but we can not guarantee print publication, especially for columns submitted close to the Oct. 18 deadline. • Candidates are welcome to respond to opponents’ columns with a letter of no more than 200 words, but we will run only one column per candidate. • These guidelines also apply to proponents and opponents of any local issues, such as tax levies. E-mail columns or questions to Editor Dick Maloney, rmaloney@communitypress.com.

School District is doing with your money and most of you do not know it! Citizens of Montgomery, Blue Ash and Symmes Township voted in support of a bond issue to pay for the new Maple Dale Elementary School building. The bond issue did not include money for a new state of the art $2.2 million Sycamore district office building. This new stand-alone 12,000 square foot office building and 60-car, 15,000-square foot parking lot will be used by 28 administrators and support staff. There are many beautiful office buildings in that size range for sale for half the price of this proposed new building. This new office building is to be built in a quiet neighborhood zoned residential by the Blue Ash zoning code. Upon examination of the Blue Ash zoning code one can see that office buildings are not permitted in residential neighborhoods. This debate will take place in the open to the public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Blue Ash City Hall Bart Choate Montgomery

QUOTEBOOK A compilation of quotes from this week’s Northeast Suburban Life:

“We are however looking at several different options for the long term solution as to how to make the corridor more user friendly.”

Tracy Kellums Sycamore township road superintendent. See Story, A1

“We were glued to the television (in the firehouse) most of the day. Every hour it was something new.”

Tom Benjamin Loveland Symmes Fire Department Captain Tom Benjamin. See Story, A2

For more viewpoints from around Greater Cincinnati, go to cincinnati.com/opinion

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Arielle Lewis is mesmorized by the size of a Corvette engine while checking out cars with her mom, Jennifer Lewis and dad, Len Lewis at the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20. The family is from Deerfield Township.

Mike and Jan Patterson of Lawrenceburg, Ind., are ready for visitors to check out their 1994 Ford Thunderbird at the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20.

Large turnout for first car show in Sycamore Sycamore Township hosted its inaugural Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20 at Schuler Park. Awards were given to the 40 best cars, the trustees’ choice and nine specialty awards – the best GM, Ford, Mopar, import, truck, street rod, engine, paint and best of show. The night was capped off with performances from Skeletone Surf Group , Eight Days a Week, Ooh La La and the Greasers and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.

Trophies are waiting to be given to the winners of the 40 best cars, the trustees’ choice and nine specialty awards – the best GM, Ford, Mopar, import, truck, street rod, engine, paint and best of show – at the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20.

Tim Finnerty of Sycamore Township tries to show Seth Finnerty the inner workings of an engine at the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20.

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Sycamore Township Trustee Cliff Bishop entered his 1990 Cadillac Brougham into its first car show at the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20. Bishop said he and his 9-year-old son work on the car together and it has all of the original parts.

Brian Doering of Golf Manor looks like he just drove his Jeep right off of the movie set to the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20.

Chris Kleindorfer and his son, Ben Kleindorfer of Symmes Township check out a 1941 Willys Coupe at the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20.

Jacob Ruby, left, has a big smile as he stands in front of his favorite car, the Model-T with Len Jacobson at the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20. Both are from Kenwood.

Lesa Price, right, and Larry Mertens of Goshen Township are proud to show off a 1973 Laser 917 at the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20. The car is a replica of the Porsche 917 that Steve McQueen drove in the movie “Le Mans.”

A Jeep with Hawaii license plates made the trek all the way to Schuler Park for the Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20.

More than 120 cars registered for the inaugural Sycamore Township Summer Bash and Car Show Aug. 20.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 8

ART EXHIBITS

100 Years of Art in Cincinnati, Noon-4 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Featuring 100 pieces of art by 100 different Cincinnati artists spanning 1911-2011. Free. Through Sept. 10. 793-2787. Indian Hill.

FARMERS MARKET

Madeira Farmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m., Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisan products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; www.madeirafarmersmarket.com. Madeira. The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, More than 15 vendors offer plethora of foods and other goods including certified organic produce, cider, variety of vegetables, homemade pasta, flowers, gluten-free items, cheeses, meats and more. Rain or shine. 745-5685. Blue Ash.

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FESTIVALS

St. Saviour Church Fall Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. Saviour Church, 4136 Myrtle Ave., Food, booths, rides, entertainment and games for all ages. Beer with ID and wristband available. Free. 791-9004. Amberley Village.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Ryan Stout, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Foreigner, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Comedy by Larry Shue, directed by Dan Cohen. Group of devious characters deal with a stranger who they think knows no English. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Sept. 25. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Lego Fun, 4-5 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Madeira. Board Games, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Deer Park.

MUSIC - BLUES

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

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 9849288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

PUBLIC HOURS

Turner Farm, 2:30-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Working organic farm and educational center. May sell produce (varies each week) and eggs. Flower CSA, April through frost. $50 for 10 bouquets of 25 stems. Through Dec. 2. 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. Taking Care When Giving Care, 3-4:30 p.m., Jewish Family Service, 8487 Ridge Road, Support and resource group for caregivers of elderly or disabled. Topics include maintaining balance, how to cope with feelings of guilt and stress, finding resources and long-distance care-giving. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Jewish Family Service Aging and Caregiver Services. 469-1188; www.jfscinti.org/aging-caregiverservices/support-and-education/. Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 9

ART EXHIBITS

100 Years of Art in Cincinnati, Noon-4 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 793-2787. Indian Hill.

CIVIC

Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash.

RECREATION

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Friday Night Fun Zone, 5-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Activities from arts and crafts to games and relays for children. Family friendly. $25. Reservations required. 985-6715; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Zen Retreat, 6:30-9 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Meditation retreat for new and experienced practitioners. Includes silence, meditation, chi gong, opportunities for private discussions with AMA Samy, an optional Christian liturgy, and an introductory session for those new to Zen. $70-$450. Registration required. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 0

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Plein Air Painting with Diane Debevec, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Learn about pleasures and challenges of working outdoors, and go home with one or two new pieces of art. Geared toward oil or acrylic on canvas or board; supplies not provided. Includes lunch. $90 both classes; $50 one class. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

ART EXHIBITS

100 Years of Art in Cincinnati, Noon-4 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 793-2787. Indian Hill.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Constitution Day Luncheon, Noon-2 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati Chapter Sons of the American Revolution honor 50 military veterans of wars and conflicts ranging from World War II to the Iraq War. Wounded Warrior Coin presented to veterans. $22. Reservations required. 451-7297. Blue Ash.

FARMERS MARKET

Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, More than 20 vendors, including seven local growers, fresh European-style bread, locally-roasted coffee, local baked goods, homemade premium granola, pastured meat and chicken and pork, artisan gelato, artisan cheese, local herbs, honey, maple syrup and more. Includes weekly musical acts, cooking demonstrations and community events. 6593465; www.montgomeryfarmersmarket.org. Montgomery.

FESTIVALS

St. Saviour Church Fall Festival, 5 p.m.midnight, St. Saviour Church, Free. 7919004. Amberley Village. Family Funfest, 5-8 p.m., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Bounce houses, 10-cent games, speed pitch, face painting, raffle baskets, music, free food and more. 791-7631; www.trinitycincinnati.org. Deer Park.

FILMS

Reelabilities NY Disabilities Film Festival, 9-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Award-winning films and special guests celebrating lives, stories and art of people with disabilities. $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. Reservations required. Through Sept. 15. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org/reelabilities. Amberley Village.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Osteoporosis: Make No Bones About It, 12 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Learn about osteoporosis, find out how it can be prevented and reversed through proper nutrition and exercise. With Donnie Kalb, CSCS, ACE-CPT, Fitness Experience. Wear comfortable clothing. Ages 55 and up. Family friendly. Free. 369-6028; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Madeira.

HOLIDAY - PATRIOT DAY (9/11)

THANKS TO JAN GOODWIN.

Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park, is having Family Funfest from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Included in the fun are bounce houses, speed pitch, spin art, face painting, live music and free food and more. Call the church office at 791-7631 for information.

FESTIVALS

St. Saviour Church Fall Festival, 4-9 p.m., St. Saviour Church, Free. 791-9004. Amberley Village.

FILMS

Reelabilities NY Disabilities Film Festival, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $10, $7 students and ages 60 and up. Reservations required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org/reelabilities. Amberley Village.

ON STAGE - THEATER

RECREATION

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Zen Retreat, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, $70-$450. Registration required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 1

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Reelabilities NY Disabilities Film Festival Family Day, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Music and art workshops, co-sponsored by ArtsWave. Complete schedule, trailers and tickets available online. Family friendly. Free. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org/reelabilities. Amberley Village.

Flower Arranging with Melinda O’Briant, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Theme: Long and Low: Horizontal Centerpieces. Learn to create centerpieces great for long tables, side tables and mantels. $15. 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

SENIOR CITIZENS

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Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 3515005. Madeira.

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HOLIDAY - PATRIOT DAY (9/11)

9/11 Ceremony, 4-6 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Opening ceremony with color guards and short program. A patriotic concert by the Clermont County Symphony. Bring seating for grassy area. View the Loveland Firefighters Memorial. Rain or shine event. Free. Presented by Loveland Symmes Fire Department. 583-3001; www.lsfd.org/911ceremony.php. Loveland. Lest We Forget … A 9/11 Remembrance, 8:25 a.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Scheduled to appear: Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, UC Blue Ash College dean; Connie Pillich, Ohio representative of the 28th district; Jean Schmidt, Republican and congresswoman of Ohio; students from Blue Ash Elementary School and others. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Continental breakfast available 7:30 p.m. Presented by Raymond Walters College. 936-7162; www.rwc.uc.edu. Blue Ash. Remembering Sept. 11, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Epiphany United Methodist Church, 677-9866. Loveland. 9/11 Observance Program, 8:25 a.m., UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Room 119. Continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Program with music and remarks from local emergency and medical providers. Free. 745-5685; www.rwc.uc.edu. Blue Ash.

HOME & GARDEN

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

National Assisted Living Week, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Carriage Court of Kenwood, 4650 E. Galbraith Road, Topic: England. Tea Party. With residents and employees. Free. Presented by Around the World in Five Days. 792-9697. Sycamore Township.

Remembering Sept. 11, 5 p.m., Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Road, Remembering and reflecting on the 10th anniversary. 677-9866. Loveland. The Foreigner, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

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CIVIC Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash. FARMERS MARKET

Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 745-9100; email jean.ohnmeis@ggp.com; www.kenwoodtownecentre.com. Kenwood. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. info@lovelandfm.com; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.

BENEFITS United Pet Fund Golf Classic, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Features celebrity chef Eric Powell of “America’s Next Great Restaurant.” Powell cooks his famed adult grilled cheeses for award dinner. Benefits United Pet Fund. Ages 21 and up. $150. Registration required. Presented by United Pet Fund. 520-7571; www.unitedpetfund.org. Loveland. COOKING CLASSES

Somethin’ Fishy Cooking Demo, Noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Find out what kinds of fish are most beneficial with Omega-3 fats and the best ways to cook them. Learn to create delectable dishes from under the sea. Ages 18 and up. $15. Reservations required. 985-6732; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Aquatics Fitness, Noon-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Information on aquatic exercise programs and equipment to enhance your experience. Ages 18 and up. Free. 9856732; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

MUSEUMS

John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 2-5 p.m., John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 7054 Montgomery Road, Houses historic photographs and artifacts from the Silverton’s past, including the Olympic uniform of Barry Larkin, a retired Reds player and Silverton native son. The museum is operated by the Silverton Block Watch Association. “History of the City of Silverton: Late 1700s to 2006” book by James R. Replogle Jr. available for sale. Cost, $15. Free. 936-6233. Silverton.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery. PHOTO BY PETER MUELLER

The Cincinnati Ballet’s season-opening production, the Kaplan New Works Series, brings three world premieres and a regional premiere of new artistic movement to the stage. Performances are Sept. 8 to Sept. 18, at the Cincinnati Ballet’s studio stage, in the Mickey Jarson Kaplan Performance Studio. For tickets, visit www.cballet.org.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Foreigner, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

PROVIDED

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is open and heralding in yesteryear weekends through Oct. 16. See jousting, Renaissance musicians, jugglers, sword-fighters, storytellers and costumed performers for all ages. There are also artisans displaying their wares, a gaming area, and unique food, such as giant turkey legs. Tickets are $19.99; $9.99, ages 5-12; under 5, free. Visit www.renfestival.com or call 513-897-7000 ext. 242. Location is Renaissance Park, State Route 73, Harveysburg, Ohio.


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September 7, 2011

Northeast Suburban Life

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Garden peppers pop into a tasty Amish relish peppers, my plants are bearing so abundantly that I’m chopping them up for the freezer and making this delish relish.

Rita’s Amish pepper relish

If you go to an Amish grocery, you’ll find the shelves lined with this kind of relish. It’s pricey and sells amazingly fast. Makes a nice gift from the garden and is better than any commercial relish. I store my relish with my other home canned goods in my pie antique pie safe.

Relish

Grind or process in food processor, blender, or chop fine by hand, enough peppers to make 6 cups and enough onions to make a generous cup, or more to taste. Put ground peppers and onions in a bowl and pour boiling water over just to cover. Let sit 5 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, make brine.

Brine

2 cups vinegar, either cider or clear 11â „4 cups sugar, or to taste 11â „2 teaspoons each: mustard seeds, celery seeds and dry mustard Let boil for several min-

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Peppers clean up in Rita’s sink while waiting to be turned into relish. utes, then add drained pepper mixture into brine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until onions are cooked through. Meanwhile, have 6 to 7 canning jars, 8 oz. each (or 4 pint jars) washed and kept in very hot water. Ditto with lids and seals. Drain water from jars and fill to first rim, wipe jars with clean, wet cloth on top to remove any residual pepper mixture (any food on top of the rim will cause a faulty seal). Process in boiling water bath 10 minutes. Even easier: instead of canning, let mixture cool and store in refrigerator for 2 months, or freeze up to 912 months.

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Laine is one of my sous chefs at Jungle Jim’s. During a recent class that featured salmon, she mentioned a recipe that her kids love. “It’s got a great texture and crunch,� she told me. 4 salmon fillets Salt and pepper 1 bunch of green onions, chopped 1 box large pearl couscous or regular couscous, cooked 1 ⠄2 cup apple jelly 21⠄2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons reduced

sodium soy sauce Take 4 salmon filets, seasoned with salt, pepper and brushed with a scant bit of olive oil and place on a foil lined pan. Place under a broiler for 5 to 7 minutes (7 to 9 minutes if a thicker cut on high, keeping an eye on it so as to not burn them) While fillets are in oven, heat the apple jelly, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce in a sauce pan on medium, stirring until all melted together. About 6 minutes into broiling the salmon fillets, spoon on the glaze. Place back under broiler until the glaze is bubbly. Remove from broiler and serve hot on top of hot couscous with remaining glaze over top as well as the green onions.

JalapeĂąo lime butter for salmon or corn

For the reader who wanted something spicy and citrusy to dollop on grilled salmon. Pretty tasty on grilled corn, too. 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon each: cilantro and jalapeùo, minced or more to taste Lime juice: start with juice of 1⠄2 lime Mix all together. At first, it won’t blend real easy, but will come together eventually. Roll into a log and wrap. Chill or freeze until firm. Thaw a bit before serving. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com

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Lawrence Kent, pastor of Sycamore Presbyterian Church, announced that site work will begin immediately in preparation for the expansion and renovation of the church. Sycamore Presbyterian, 11800 Mason Road in Symmes Township, is receiving bids for the actual construction of its $5.6 million project and will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at noon Sunday, Sept. 11. The expansion will consist of building a new 700seat sanctuary with a larger organ, state-of-the-art multi-media capabilities, a new narthex/fellowship and coffee space, a new media center and additional parking to the east of the new sanctuary. The renovation will entail converting the old fellowship hall into a new music and rehearsal area, upgrading the church’s lower level to house the

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WIFS Sept. meeting

The Cincinnati Chapter of Women in Insurance and Financial Services will meet 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at The RedStone of Kenwood, 7755 Montgomery Road, suite 250. The agenda includes a panel discussion on running a successful business. Cost is $10; reservations are required. RSVP to www.wifscinci.com by Friday, Sept. 9.


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St. Saviour Festival serves JCC hosts New York’s ReelAbilities Film Festival as unofficial Homecoming Cincinnati is the first city in the U.S. to present the traveling program of the New York ReelAbilities Film Festival. This festival features award-winning films and engaging special presentations that celebrate the lives, stories and art of people with disabilities. Never before presented outside of Bernstein New York City, the ReelAbilities Film Festival is Sept.10-Sept. 22 at four locations across Greater Cincinnati. Award-winning films are accompanied by discussions and other engaging programs which bring together the community to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of shared human experience. One of the festival’s featured films, “Warrior Champions,” profiles four Iraq War veterans who returned home with life changing injuries that they turned into Olympic dreams. Premiering Sept. 12 in Cincinnati, the documentary will be followed by a postscreening discussion with local Paralympian April Kerley. “‘Warrior Champions’ is an extraordinary example of how the strength of the human spirit prevails,” said

Festival passes

The ReelAbilities Film Festival, premiering Sept. 10Sept. 22 in Amberley Village, offers a Festival Pass for those who don’t want to miss any of the award-winning films by or about people with disabilities. In addition to seeing all the films, Festival Pass holders enjoy saving on the movies, as well as at popular local restaurants. To see schedules, purchase a Festival Pass, or view movie trailers, visit www. JointheJ.org/ReelAbilities.

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“Warrior Champions” chroncicles four Iraq War veterans turn the nightmares of war into Olympic dreams. After losing limbs and suffering paralysis fighting for their country, they set out to do what many thought impossible.

The lineup

These films are scheduled for showing at the ReelAbilities Film Festival:

Opening night film

“Shooting Beauty” Recommended for ages 13 & older

Features

“Ben X” Recommended for ages 17 & older “My Spectacular Theater” Recommended for ages 13 & older “Praying with Lior”

April Kerley, a local US paralympian and teammate to cast members of “Warrior Champions.” “These athletes are not only my teammates, but also America’s war heroes and they continue to serve our country even after being wounded on the battlefield. Their resolve is uncompromising and their journey to qualify and compete as Olympic-level athletes is a reflection of that and the true embodiment of patriotism and courage.” An opening night celebration will be Sept. 10 at the Mayerson JCC, presenting the award-winning film “Shooting Beauty;” guest speaker Richard Bernstein, and a chocolate dessert reception catered by local company, Chocolate Passion. Bernstein has been blind from birth and has spent his

Recommended for all ages “Snow Cake” Recommended for ages 17 & older “Warrior Champions” Recommended for all ages

Bonus film for Festival Pass holders

“Henry O!” Recommended for all ages

Shorts

“Among the Giants” Recommended for all ages “All Day” Recommended for ages 13 & older

adult life fighting for the rights of the disabled. His incredible story involves accomplishments in the business world and in his personal life, including running marathons around the world, finishing the Ironman competition, and creating and hosting a television show. Nine different films will be shown throughout the festival. Most films will be shown at the Mayerson JCC (at 8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway in Amberley Village) with additional film screenings at the Cincinnati Art Museum, College of Mount St. Joseph and Xavier University. Schedules, movie trailers and tickets are available at www.JointheJ.org/reelabilities. Tickets should be purchased in advance due to limited space.

Old favorites and new traditions will come together for the 65th year of the St. Saviour festival. The festival will be Friday, Sept. 9, through Saturday, Sept. 11 at the church, 4136 Myrtle Ave. in Rossmoyne. Festival committee member Kenny Ann Robers said the festival is a “homecoming” for former students and parish members. Several eighth-grade reunions are planned for the festival weekend. Robers, a Deer Park resident, said she is a graduate of St. Saviour School and has been a member of the parish for 54 years. She helps organize the festival with parish members Carol Richter, Cheryl Klug, Karen Strauss, Darrell Williams and The Rev. Tim Bunch, St. Saviour pastor. There will be the standard festival food, including St. Saviour’s traditional roast beef sandwich, rides, games and a petting zoo. New this year, Robers said there will be a wine garden serving wine, cheese and fruit to compliment the retro beer booth. There will also be a bid ‘n’ buy booth with baskets and a $10,000 grand prize winner announced on Sunday night. Robers said as part of the anniversary celebration, there will be coupons handed out throughout the weekend for food and drink items for only 65 cents. Parking is available onsite through the parking lot along Plainfield Road as

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A sign outside St. Saviour Church advertises for the entertainment at the upcoming parish festival Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11. well as on surrounding streets and at the Dillonvale Shopping Center. The festival runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday night with music from Blue Stone Ivory. On Saturday,

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Roy M. Foster

Roy M. Foster, 50, of Blue Ash died Aug. 28. He was a retired U.S. Army staff sargent, having served nine years. Survived by wife of 29 years, Kathy (nee Mays) Foster; children Kelly (Justin) Kline, Daniel Foster and Renee Foster; grandchildren Kennedy and Bryn Kline; father, Roy Jr. and brother, Robert (Judy) Foster. Preceded in death by mother, Eloise Foster. Services were Sept. 2 at Meyer Funeral Home, Cincinnati. Memorials to: Cincinnati VA Med-

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On the record

September 7, 2011

POLICE REPORTS

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

At 4769 Glendale-Milford Road, Aug. 22.

Burglary

A man said someone took a Sony 32inch television,value $800, and a Nintendo Wii, value $300 at 4896 Hunt Road No. 304, Aug. 20.

Criminal damaging/endangering

A man said someone damaged the left rear window of a Buick Regal, value $200 at 9227 Hunter’s Creek Drive apartment D, Aug. 17.

Criminal mischief

Someone damaged a park bench at Blue Ash Nature Park at 4333 Cooper Road, Aug. 19. A man said someone damaged a 2010 Scion, value $18,000 at 9500 Kenwood Road, Aug. 26. A woman said someone damaged a double-pane window, value $400 at 4572 Cooper Road, Aug. 28.

Disorderly conduct

At 4605 Northfield Road, Aug. 27.

Misuse of credit cards

At 9477 Kenwood Road, Aug. 16.

Passing bad checks

Someone passed a bad check for $4,326 to Kim’s Custom Tailors at 9500 Kenwood Road, Aug. 24.

Petty theft

Someone took a CRUZ T301 tablet, value $199.99, from Office Depot at 5897 Pfeiffer Road, Aug. 20. At 11551 Grooms Road, Aug. 22.

Telecommunications harassment

At 10375 Kenwood Road, Aug. 28.

Theft

Someone took an IBM T400 laptop, value $1,097 at 11450 Grooms Road apartment AF253, Aug. 17. Someone took a DVD player, vaue $50, and five ViewSonic 24-inch flatscreen televisions, value $315 each, from Blue Ash Nursing Home at 4900 Cooper Road, Aug. 22. Someone took $500 worth of com-

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. Dan Reid, 792-7254 Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 6833444. puter hardware and software from Office Depot at 5897 Pfeiffer Road, Aug. 19. A woman said someone took $40 and a credit/debit card at 9483 Conklin Ave., Aug. 24.

MONTGOMERY

Arrests/citations

Anna Bates, 42, 4957 Braid Lane, criminal trespass at 7585 Shadowhill Way, Aug. 24. Joseph A. Fuhrman, 30, 12179 Sycamore Terrace Drive B, driving while under the influence at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 18. Thomas C. Chandler, 40, 5622 Damson Drive, driving while under the influence at Montgomery Road, Aug. 24. Jessica M. Mohammad, 18, 2124 Kristan Ave. 1, soliciting without permit at Terwilleger's Wood, Aug. 26. Carrie Lakes, 53, 7733 Cooper Road, leash law violation at 7650 Cooper Road, Aug. 28. Jacqueline M. Pleatman, 41, 7867 Keller Road, telecommunications harassment at 10150 Montgomery Road, Aug. 25. Cleon D. Simpson, 25, 500 Roberts St., soliciting without permit at 7700 Ivygate Lane, Aug. 25. Johnny R. William Jr., 31, 152 Producer'S Lane, soliciting without permit at 7700 Ivygate Lane, Aug. 25. Tarrance L. Yelder, 25, 712 Vanderbilt St. B, soliciting without permit at 8211 Margaret Lane, Aug. 25. Lanice D. Hamilton, 20, 1508 Bedford Road 612, soliciting without permit at 8211 Margaret Lane, Aug. 25. Joseph W. Hill, 42, 3315 Maple, obstruction of official business at 10000 Montgomery Road, Aug. 24. Juvenile, 16, assault at 10361 Southwind Drive, Aug. 23.

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Incidents/investigations Burglary-attempted

A man said someone pushed in a screen on a rear proch at 9903 Tradewind Drive, Aug. 25.

Menacing

A woman said someone grabbed her cell phone and threw it across the street at 7833 Cooper Road, Aug. 28.

Misuse of credit card

At 9555 Main St., Aug. 23.

Telecommunications harassment At 7776 Remington Road, Aug. 23.

Theft

A woman said someone took a gold cross, a gold ring, 10 pairs of suede pants and two chrystal lamp at 8160 Hopewell Road, Aug. 25.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

William Creasy, 20, 5551 Old Blue Rock Road, theft at 9913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 16. Dustin Barnett, 21, 5551 Old Blue Rock Road, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 16. Lakiesha Mazion, 28, 3625 Zinsie, possession of marijuana at 8001 Reading Road, Aug. 17. Marcus Kimble, 50, 2701 E. Tower, disorderly conduct at 8220 Montgomery Road, Aug. 13. Mack Thomas, 44, 334 Helen St., forgery at 7708 Montgomery Road, Aug. 9. Raymond Jones, 56, 1955 Chaucer Ave., drug paraphernalia at 1946 Chaucer, Aug. 3. Donald Needham, 25, 937 Startford Place, drug abuse at Blue Ash and Kugler Mill, Aug. 12. Sahli Ibrahim, 32, 8 Fredricksburg Drive, drug possession at U.S. 22 and Ken Arbre, Aug. 12. Arienne Gazway, 20, 2944 Spruceway Drive, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 14.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at 7799 Montgomery Road, Aug. 14.

Criminal damaging

Reported at 4015 Estermarie Drive, Aug. 11.

Robbery

Wallet and contents of unknown value taken by force from victim at 8109 Reading Road, Aug. 8.

Theft

AC unit of unknown value removed at 4311 Sycamore Road, Aug. 16. Cell phone valued at $180 removed at 7754 Montgomery Road, Aug. 3.

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Vandalism

Carpet damaged at 12020 Southwick Lane, Aug. 14.

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Victim struck at 12038 Mason Way, Aug. 8.

Breaking and entering

Reported at 12015 Montgomery Road, Aug. 17. Building entered and motors valued at $2,670 removed at 8081 SR 126, Aug. 10.

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Arrests/citations

Laurence Rivers, 28, 3912 Kirkup St. Apartment 4, assault at 4300 Rossplain Road, Aug. 19. Mark A. Robinson, assault (knowingly harm) at 9252 Plainfield Road, Aug. 19. Tera Renee Walker, 19, 1321 Jefferson Ave., possession or use of a controled substance, drug paraphernalia, possession or use of a controlled substance at Hunt Road and Victor Ave., Aug. 16. Robert W. Romeo, 51, 6750 Paxton Road, open container prohibited at Northbound Interstate 71 at Pfeiffer Road, Aug. 16. Robert Patterson, 51, 1031 Stratford Court, open container prohibited at Northbound Interstate 71 at Pfeiffer Road, Aug. 16. Beverly Winkler, 45, 10326 Ryans Way, misdemeanor warrant at 10326 Ryans Way, Aug. 19. Joseph H. Friemoth, 31, 4504 Elsmere Ave., domestic violence (threat) at 4504 Elsmere Ave., Aug. 28. Timothy L. Flynn, 37, 11145 Kenwood Road Apartment 110, drug possession, drug possession, tampering with evidence, possessing drug abuse instruments at 11145 Kenwood Road apartment 110, Aug. 23. Jayson C. Holden, 25, 11595 Greenridge Drive, drug possession, possessing drug abuse instruments at 11145 Kenwood Road apartment 110, Aug. 23. Clarence E. White, 54, 1916 Emma Place, misdemeanor warrant, misdemeanor warrant, misdemeanor warrant, traffic warrant, drug possession at Plainfield Road at Timbers Drive, Aug. 24. Juvenile, possession drug paraphernalia, drug possession at 5490 Kenridge Drive, Aug. 26. Stephen L. Biles, 49, 4843 Mckee, possession drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, drug possession at 9500 Kenwood Road apartment C, Aug. 26. Clara M. Butts, 22, 1873 Hewitt Ave., drug paraphernalia, drug possession at 9224 Hunters Creek Drive apartment D, Aug. 26. Anthony A. Simmons, 18, 6721 Branchhill-Guinea Pike, possesson or use of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia at 4333 Cooper Road, Aug. 27. Chase Alexander McCullom, 18, 329 E. Loveland Ave., drug paraphernalia at 4333 Cooper Road, Aug. 27. Donald J. Rein, 19, 9509 Fallson Court, disorderly conduct at 9500 Towne Square Ave., Aug. 26. Donald A. Rein, 48, 9509 Fallson Court, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct; intoxication at 9500 Towne Square Ave., Aug. 26. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct at 5000 YMCA Drive, Aug. 26. Sheila M. Holley, 43, 6848 Hill St., disorderly conduct; intoxication at 9525 Kenwood Road apartment 1, Aug. 27. Penelope M. Sadler, 58, 4753 Kugler Mill Road, driving while under the influence at Hunt Road and Kenwood Road, Aug. 26. Brian A. Davis, 30, 3787 Fox Run Drive, consuming alcohol in motor vehicle at 4775 Cornell Road, Aug. 28. Matthew J. Kellum, obstructing official business at 9210 Plainfield Road, Aug. 25. Ggregory A. Simpson, obstructing official business at 9210 Plainfield Road, Aug. 25.

Laptop of unknown value removed at 5394 Autumnwoods Drive, Aug. 9. MP3 player and currency valued at $201 removed at 5434 Autumnwoods Drive, Aug. 10. Laptop, watch and GPS valued at $1,650 removed at 5804 Charter Oak Drive, Aug. 10. Items valued at $4,100 removed from vehicle at 8290 Glenmill Court, Aug. 11. Toolbox and Ipad valued at $4,800 removed at 5970 Kugler Mill Road, Aug. 10. Tools and stereo valued at $250 removed at 7789 Montgomery, Aug. 8. Head band valued at $50 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 8. Ipod valued at $250 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 12. Counterfeit money passed at 3988 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 6. $600 removed at 8745 Sturbridge, Aug. 12. Merchandise of unknown value removed at Montgomery Road, Aug. 15. Credit cards and currency of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 10. Bag and contents of unknown value removed at 5690 Kugler Mill Road, Aug. 10. Copper downspout valued at $300 removed at 4118 Myrtle Ave., Aug. 11. Post and flagpole valued at $1,800 removed at 4650 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 12. AC unit valued at $10,000 removed

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September 7, 2011

Community | Religion RELIGION

Ascension Lutheran Church

Women’s Bible Study resumed Wednesday, Aug. 31. Women of all ages gather on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The topic is “Living Above Worry and

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Stress” a Women of Faith Study Guide Series. The Rev. Lisa Bernheisel will lead a new 10-week adult series on modeling our faith as a parent, grandparent or Godparent begin-

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ning Sunday, Sept. 18, during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School hour. Guests are welcome. The church is hosting a three-part series to promote interfaith dialogue. The series is in commemoration of 9/11. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, Dr. Rodney Hutton, Old Testament scholar and expert in Christian/Muslim Relationships at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus will present Children of the Same Story. On Sunday, Oct. 2, also at 6:30 p.m. Karen Dabdoub, executive director of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will discuss the commonalities and differences between Islam and Christianity and address common misperceptions of Islam. The series ends Sunday, Oct. 16 with a potluck interfaith dinner at 5:30 p.m. for people of all faiths. Free; open to the public. David Kisor will bring his children’s music program to Ascension at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. The Give Back Concert with David Kisor will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Suggested donation is a new toy for Ronald McDonald House or $5 per per-

BRIEFLY son, $20 per family. Call the church at 793-3288 for information. Ascension will celebrate its last 10 a.m. summer worship on Sunday, Sept. 11, with Coming Home Sunday. The fall schedule with services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. begins Sunday, Sept. 18, with education opportunities at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief will be collected until Sunday, Sept. 18. Other collections include empty pill bottles and aluminum cans and items for the NICU University Hospital (receiving blankets, onesies sleepers and 4-ounce baby bottles). The community is invited to participate. Call Ascension at 793-3288 for more information. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The church will celebrate its second annual Blessing of the Pets at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, on the church lawn. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153; www.bapcweb.net; or find the church on Facebook.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The church has a children’s weekday program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the church for details. The Senior Adult Potluck is 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the church. All are welcome. Call for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142; www.cosumc.org.

Montgomery Community Church

Montgomery Community Church is offering a seven-week class for women who are new to Cincinnati or are looking to connect with their community from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20. The class is based on a book entitled, “After the Boxes are Unpacked,” by Susan Miller. Classes are free and childcare is available. Visit the church website under “Ladies Studies”or www.facebook.com/aftertheboxes. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; www.mcc.us; 489-0892.

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Interested in learning more about Judaism, but wonder how to squeeze classes into your already hectic schedule? The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School is a university-quality, two-year

program of Jewish study. For more information about Core or Scholars classes, or to register, contact Elizabeth Woosley at (513)985-1539 or email ewoosley@mayersonjcc.org, or visit www.JointheJ.org.

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Clooney to speak at Town Hall series

Nick Clooney will be speaking at the Montgomery Woman’s Club’s Town Hall Lecture series on “The Movies That Changed Us.” Clooney’s lectures are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Montgomery Assembly of God Church, 7950 Pfeiffer Road; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, and at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Montgomery Assembly of God. Tickets are available at the door, or online at www.montgomerywomansclub.org, or by phone at 513-684-1632.

Chronic illness workshop

Council on Aging is once again expanding a free program that helps adults and caregivers find non-medical ways to manage symptoms associated with chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and more. A Healthy-U workshop will be available from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Drive, Blue Ash. For information, call 513345-8628.

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Worship Services

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Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am

TICKET HOTLINE: 513.985.1598

Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

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EPISCOPAL ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 10345 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242

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Sunday Worship: 8:00, 9:30* and 11:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. childcare provided*

HARTZELL UMC

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

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Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd. (1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114

(513) 984-8401 www.st-barnabas.org

Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 www.golovelive.com

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 www.faithchurch.net

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right

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PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Good Shepherd www.goodshepherd.com

A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center) Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor

360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 9:00 & 10:30am No Sunday School http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org

UNITED METHODIST

683-2525

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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "The Strength To Stand: Hidden Wounds"

No purchase necessary. Must be a resident of Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana who is 18 years or older to enter. Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on September 25, 2011. For a complete list of rules visit Cincinnati.com/giveaways.

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

3751 Creek Rd.

513-563-0117

www.sharonville-umc.org

PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH mspc@madeirachurch.org 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided

Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

Worship Service 10:30am Nursery Care Available website: www.MPChurch.net

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