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Your Community Press newspaper serving Blue Ash, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township E-mail: We d n e s d a y, S e p t e m b e r

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All in a Dream

For eight sultry evenings, Aug. 12-Aug. 21, the Blue Ash Amphitheatre played host to East Side Players’ production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The ESP cast and crew numbered about 100 with the orchestra adding another 17 to the total. SEE LIFE, B1


Indian Hill students young and old(er) returned to class last month, and the experience was an eye-opener at both the high school and primary school. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

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The city of Blue Ash is spending more than $9 million to renovate its golf course and clubhouse, but some residents say the money could be better used. SEE STORY, A3

As the economy continues to crawl, communities are trying to market vacant properties

By Amanda Hopkins and Jeanne Houck

While the economy is keeping a damper on business expansions and new development in Montgomery, city officials are ratcheting up their marketing efforts. “One of the initiatives that we are working on is establishing a database of all commercial/office space in the city, and tracking available space,” said Frank Davis, community development director for Montgomery. “We are working with a company that will put an ‘available space’ listing on the city website, with links to the commercial Realtors representing them. “The city also is working with the Chamber of Commerce to coordinate the information we have, which may help them in marketing the city,” Davis said. “The chamber is working on some ideas to help brand Montgomery for businesses.” Davis said there is about 17,000 square feet of space available in downtown Montgomery, not counting the old Chevrolet site on Montgomery Road. There’s another about 69,000 square feet of space available in the commercial corridor north of the Heritage District, Davis said. That’s excluding the old Century Honda site on Montgomery Road, which is about 6,000 square feet. “In regards to some of our larger parcels (on Montgomery Road), the city continues to meet with developers who have an interest in both the Closson’s and the Chevy site,” Davis said. “We are in contact with the owners of the Honda site and the old Perkins Restaurant property as they are putting together their plans. “Unfortunately, few businesses are expanding these days, and those interested are having a hard time getting financing to purchase or renovate,” Davis said. Davis said vacancies have dropped in the Bethesda North Hospital corridor since last fall,

Occupancy rates A look at the situation in area communities: Blue Ash The city had 19.7 percent of vacant office space in the second quarter this year. (Source – Judy Harris Clark, Blue Ash director of economic development)

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John Suddarth is vice president of Human Resources for Omya Inc., which moved in 2008 from Vermont to the Landings office building on Carver Road in Blue Ash. With him is Judy Harris Clark, director of economic development for the city. although numbers were not available. Symmes Township Administrator Gerald Beckman did not have a specific number for the amount of vacant building space in Symmes Township, but said the main way that the township tries to attract business owners is through tax break incentives of the community reinvestment areas. Grand Sands, an indoor and outdoor beach volleyball facility, took over 3,500 square feet of vacant space at 10750 LovelandMadeira Road. They were granted a 50 percent tax abatement for 10 years for bringing their business into Symmes Township and taking up the vacant property. Cornell Crossing at the Montgomery Road and Cornell Road intersection and All About Kids at 11210 Montgomery Road have alse been granted tax abatements. To keep these businesses in the township, the three properties agreed to not annex to adjoining communities and to include Symmes Township in signage offiDeer Park There are nine buildings in the city of Deer Park that are vacant, all to varying degrees. (Source – Mike Berens, Deer Park safety service director) Loveland Loveland-Madeira Road has a retailoffice-warehouse vacancy rate of about 18 percent, determined by total number of vacant buildings, not square footage. Just one building is vacant in Commerce Park. Of course, the city is seeking

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cial communication from the businesses. Despite the steady influx of new and relocated businesses to the Kenwood area of Sycamore Township, there are several vacancies throughout the township. The buildings at 8464 Blue Ash Road which used to house several small shops have been vacant and rundown for several months and

Sycamore Township Fire Chief B.J. Jetter recommended late last yearthe buildings be torn down. “This property is problematic,” Jetter said. Tonia Edwards, building commissioner with Hamilton County Planning and Development, said the owner of the building decided to repair the building instead of

tenants for its downtown project, which has yet to be built. (Source – Michelle Knowland, management fellow with the city of Loveland)

(Source – Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller)

Madeira The city has less than 10,000 square feet of vacant office space and less than 5,000 square feet of vacant retail space. When Kutol Products Co. on Camargo Road leaves next year it will leave more than 100,000 square feet of vacant manufacturing space.

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Montgomery There is about 17,000 square feet of vacant space downtown, not counting the old Chevrolet site, which will likely be demolished. There is about 75,000 square feet of vacant space in the commercial corridor north of the Heritage District, including the former Century Honda dealership. (Source – Frank Davis, Montgomery director of community development)

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Construction will help standing water problem By Amanda Hopkins

Farwick Court will get some much needed street repairs before the end of the year. Road superintendent Tracy Kellums said Farwick Court near the intersection

at Snider Road in the northern part of the township has a standing water problem. He said the way the road is structured water does not drain correctly and creates a pool near the intersection. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a contract with Blue Chip

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Pavement for $5,704 to do the repair work on Farwick Court. Kellums said Blue Kellums Chip Pavement will restructure the road so that water runs off to catch basins along the street. Construction will start in the next few weeks and should be finished before the end of the year.


knocking them down. She said there are active repair permits on the buildings. “They are working, albeit


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The trustees also approved a resolution for new playground equipment to be installed at the playing fields behind the township administration building at 8540 Kenwood Road. Township parks and recreation director Mike McKeown said the playground equipment would be a good addition because of the high volume of parents and kids that come to the fields for practices and games. The new equipment will cost around $20,000.

Continued from A1 slowly, on the repairs of the building,� Edwards said. Blue Ash is more than holding its own during these tough economic times, said Judy Harris Clark, the city’s economic development director. “Even amidst uncertain economic times, Blue Ash’s 2010 second-quarter vacancy level decreased to 19.7 percent, down from 21.2 percent in the first quarter of 2010,� Clark said. “The regional average is


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“After 30 years at our Proctor, VT, location, Omya had grown sufficiently so that it was necessary to move the headquarters to a location more central to our customers and plants,� said John Suddarth, vice president of Human Resources Americas. “The company looked at a number of locations and decided Blue Ash met our needs. The Chamber of Commerce was very helpful in introducing Omya to the community. “The state and local governments were very impressive in their support of business development,� Suddarth said. “We are pleased to be part of the community.� Clark said Blue Ash has 4.1 million square feet of office space, making it the second-largest office market after the downtown Cincinnati business district. “According to the 2010 Mid-Year Market report produced by Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services, Blue Ash is ‘known for its landscaped campuses of office buildings (and) remains one of the prime suburban submarkets,’� Clark said.




21.3 percent, with some areas being as high as 30percent vacancy.� Clark said the city’s Economic and Community Development Office has seen more project activity this year than it did in 2009, and that companies expanding their operations and increasing their office space have contributed to Blue Ash’s declining vacancy rate. “Existing Blue Ash companies that have expanded their operations in the community include Sunny Delight, Enterprise Data Management, Streamline Health and Omya Inc.,� Clark said. “Woolpert, Full Service Networking and American Diabetes Association are just a few examples of companies who are new to Blue Ash.� Omya Inc. opened its doors at the Landings office building on Carver Road in March 2008 with about 40 employees. The international company – which supplies calcium carbonate to the paper, paint, plastic, food and pharmaceutical industries – now employs 85 people.


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Farwick Court at the corner of Snider Road in Sycamore Township will be restructured to get rid of a standing water problem. Sycamore Township Road Superintendent Tracy Kellums said when it rains, water pools at the bottom of the street. Construction will start in the next few weeks.


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News Indian Hill slips in report card rankings Gannett News Service One of the criteria that measures academic achievement has caused Indian Hill and four other highest performing districts in the area to lose their top rating on the state’s Local Report Card for the 2009-10 school year. Indian Hill, Kings, Madeira, Mason and Oak Hills dropped from Excellent with Distinction to Excellent, due to “value-added,” which measures students’ progress from year to year. That same criteria catapulted six other Greater Cincinnati districts to the top ranking. They are Bethel-Tate, Fairfield, Lebanon, Mariemont, Three Rivers and West Clermont. Lebanon made an impressive comeback from last year when it lost the top rating and fell three categories to Continuous Improvement. In total, 13 Greater Cincinnati districts are in the top category this year, compared with 14 last year. Three of the districts that lost their top rating – Madeira, Mason and Indian Hill – are among the top 10 districts in the state with the highest scores on the state tests.

By Jeanne Houck

Bruce Healey is teed off that Blue Ash City Council recently agreed to issue a maximum of nearly $9.8 million in bonds for a new clubhouse with banquet facilities and other improvements at the golf course. “In better economic times, I would love to see a new golf clubhouse grace our city, provided that it benefited the residents and could be proven to do so,” Healey said. Healey thinks the city should be more concerned now about things such as crumbling sidewalks in downtown neighborhoods, revitalizing the downtown and the need for speed bumps on streets such as Myrtle Avenue – where a traffic study showed cars are speeding and residents have asked for the bumps. Healey said he understands that improvements at the Blue Ash Golf Course on Cooper and Plainfield


Some residents of Myrtle Avenue in Blue Ash, which runs off Kenwood Road, want the city to install speed bumps. “I think it would be a good idea,” said one resident, James Duncan. “I’ve seen some near misses.” A neighbor who declined to give his name disagrees. “There are too many senior citizens who live on this street (which has few sidewalks), and it would just be one more thing they would have to step over,” he said. “Now, sidewalks, curb cuts and more of a police presence– that’s a different story.” roads will be funded by proceeds from a 0.25-percent, earnings-tax hike – called Issue 15 – approved by voters in 2006. “But that was back before the economy tanked,” he said. “Things change, and we need to re-

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prioritize.” Sue Bennett, Blue Ash’s public information officer, said that while Issue 15 funds can be used for other capital projects in the future, the city committed during the campaign four years ago to the golf course

improvements (now under way), the Recreation Center expansion (recently completed) and development of a 130-acre park at the Blue Ash Airport (next up). The plan won strong voter support, she said. “Current plans to construct a new clubhouse/ banquet center simply represent city council’s effort to follow through on those promises to voters,” Bennett said. “The city intends to fulfill its commitment and dedicate the bulk of Issue 15 funds to the highlighted projects. “In addition, it will take many years to complete and fund the airport-park project, leaving very little discretion for other projects,” Bennett said. Bennett said sidewalks within neighborhoods are installed and financed either by the original developer or by homeowners. She also said the Greater Cincinnati Water Works’

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Kenwood Towne Center can add a farmers market to their list of mall tenants. Every Thursday through October, mall shoppers can pick up the latest fashions along with a few ears of corn and tomatoes for dinner. The market will be set up in the valet parking lot along Montgomery Road from 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Kelly Koehler, specialty leasing representative for Kenwood Towne Center, said the new farmers market is part of initiative from General Growth Properties, the owner of Kenwood Towne Center. She said several of the malls owned by the company around the United States have also begun hosting farmers markets. Booths at the Kenwood market include home grown vegetables, Taste of Belgium food, Vera Bradley, Parvali jewelry, Diane’s Heavenly Delights and Maumee World

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Montgomery City Council voted Sept. 1 to approve a contract with a police union that includes a 2-percent salary increase in 2010 and increases of 1.75 percent in both 2011 and 2012. The three-year agreement negotiated with the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Valley Lodge No. 112, is retroactive to July 1 of this year. When negotiations began in July, the city proposed 1-percent increases for two years and the Fraternal Order of Police proposed 3-percent increases

for three years. The contract allows the city to offer two, high-deductible health care plans to the Fraternal Order of Police membership, which includes all full-time patrol officers and sergeants. Some other provisions of the contract are: • The addition of a half-day of vacation for Christmas Eve, which other city employees already enjoy. • Language to prevent the city from working officers beyond their regularly scheduled 2,080 hours a year in the four-days-on, two-daysoff, schedule unless officers are paid time-and-a-half.


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Class in session It may still be summer on the calendar, but for Indian Hill High School students the season unofficially ended as they returned to class. Hallways were a flurry of activity as students looked at their class schedules, shared stories and reconnected with old friends. Elsewhere, smiles and hugs were in abundance as students started a new school year at Indian Hill Primary School. For some it was a brand new experience. For others it was a chance to see favorite teachers once again.


Junior Katherine Boyce of Indian Hill looks at her class schedule.

Freshmen Daija Stafford, left, and Madeline McIntyre, both of Kenwood, talk about their summer.

Sophomores Kelly MacCoy, left, and Julia Geygan, both of Kenwood, greet their classmates.

Junior Jake Schreckenhofer, left, of Kenwood looks for his schedule with the help of counselor Kara Ussery of Norwood.

Sophomore Kirsta Rose Givens, left, watches as senior Amira Morris reviews her class schedule. Both are residents of Kenwood. Also shown is counselor Mandy Bowser of Mariemont.

Junior T.J. Stachler of Indian Hill prepares to put items in his locker.

Juniors Sarah Kostic, left, of Indian Hill, Kristophov Brown of Camp Dennison and Sydney Mishkin of Indian Hill take a break before classes start.


Social studies teacher James Simon gave each student a playing card as they entered the classroom.

Parents Jonathan Cobb, left and Araceli Ortiz make sure their son, Jonathan Michael Cobb, 5, is ready for his first day of kindergarten.

Dave Hutten, center, of Kenwood says goodbye to his daughter, Tacey, 6, who is starting first grade. Also shown is Finley Hutten, 4.

Seniors Bryn Brendamour, left, of Indian Hill and Trevor Bahner of Symmes Township arrive at Indian Hill High School during the first day of the new school year.


Kindergarten teacher Monica Dawkins, left, of Loveland and second-grader Brooke Youngblood, 7, of Indian Hill are all smiles.

Kindergartners Grace Getachew, 6, left, and Bella Cioffi, 5, both of Indian Hill, react to seeing a classmate.

Natacha Hansen, left, of Kenwood gets her son Alexander, 5, ready for a picture.

Second-grader Salome Acoca, 7, left, of Indian Hill receives a hug from Indian Hill Primary School Principal Sandy Harte on the first day of the new school year.

Kindergartner Julia Brewer, 6, left, of Symmes Township has her name tag pinned on by Tracy Quattrone, director of pupil services.

Kate Bell, left, of Kenwood and her son, George, 6, who is a first-grader, are greeted by primary music instructor Barb Watson.

Second-grader Connor Roehrig, 7, left, of Kenwood receives a welcoming hug from kindergarten teacher Janie Kleinfelder of Anderson Township.


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This week at Moeller

• The Moeller boys soccer team tied with Covington Catholic 1-1, Aug. 28. Moeller’s Raymond Roberts scored the goal. On Aug. 31, Moeller lost to Lakota East 1-0. • In boys golf, Moeller placed second with a score of 149 to St. Xavier’s first place 148, Elder’s 156 and La Salle’s 160, Aug. 31.

This week at Sycamore

• The Sycamore boys’ soccer team shut out Wayne 5-0, Aug. 28. Sycamore’s Jake Ciricillo made two saves, and Michael Tufts made three saves; Max Riehemann and Matt Hill scored two goals each; and Jeff Wolkoff scored one goal. • In girls’ soccer, Milford beat Sycamore 2-1, Aug. 28. Sycamore’s Lauren Hancher scored the team’s goal. On Aug. 31, Sycamore tied 1-1 with Oak Hills. Sally Evans scored Sycamore’s goal. • In girls’ tennis, Sycamore beat Greenville 5-0 in the State Team Tournament, Aug. 28. Sammi Kruger beat Miles 6-0, 6-0; Sophia Southerd beat Davis 6-3, 6-0; Nanki Hura beat MacKenzie 6-1, 60; Daniela Fonseca and Aamna Dosani beat Ritz and Borgerding 6-0, 6-0; Maggie Cron and Riley Miller beat Lantz and Medley 6-0, 6-0. On Aug. 31, Sycamore beat Princeton 5-0. Sycamore’s Sammi Kruger beat Brown 6-0, 6-1; Sophia Southard beat Kufeldt 6-0, 60; Nanki Hura beat M. Grender 6-1, 6-1; Daniela Fonseca and Aamna Dosani beat Nguyen and H. Grender 6-2, 6-0; Riley Miller and Maggie Cron beat Donaldson and Ferchen 6-0, 6-1. • In girls’ golf, Sycamore beat Princeton, Aug. 30. Sycamore’s Maggie Smith medaled with an even par 36 on the east nine at Glenview. • The Sycamore volleyball team beat Loveland 25-10, 25-12, 25-6, Aug. 30. On Aug. 31, Sycamore lost to Fenwick 21-25, 25-21, 2521, 25-17.

This week at Ursuline

• The Ursuline tennis team placed first with a score of 32 in the Pickerington Central Doubles Invitational, Aug. 28. Ursuline’s Komal Safdar and Madison DeWitt beat Hudson’s Bastock and Mdzinarishivili 10-4; Mehvish Safdar and Megan Fleming beat Pickerington’s Brancifort and Gordon 10-6; Annie Sabo and Colleen Johns beat Pickerington’s Smith and Klein and Maggie Egan and Morgan Main beat Seven Hills’ Seibold and Warner. On Aug. 30, Ursuline lost to Mercy 3-2. Ursuline’s S. Gupta beat K. Staley 6-0, 7-5; N. Stubbers and K. Behrens beat Ha. Smith and M. Filler 62, 6-2. On Aug. 31, Ursuline beat St. Ursula 4-1. Ursuline’s Mehvish Safdar beat Speed 61, 6-0; Annie Sabo beat Byrne 6-0, 6-1; Komal Safdar and Colleen Johns beat Gibler and Ziegler 6-1, 6-2; and Maggie Egan and Morgan Main beat Sowar-Frank 6-2, 6-1. On Sept. 1, Ursuline beat Seton 3-2. Ursuline’s Kallenberg beat Bleh 6-1, 6-1; Rust beat Nie 6-2, 6-2; and Carrier and Behrens beat Bischer and Cook 7-5, 7-6. • In volleyball, Ursuline beat Alter 25-18, 25-10, 2519, Aug. 31. • In golf, Ursuline beat Badin 146-221, Sept. 1. Ursuline’s Amanda Castle medaled with 1 under par 33 on the back nine of Potters Park. • The Ursuline field hockey team beat Mount Notre Dame 2-0, Sept. 1.

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Sycamore soccer finding its stride By Mark Chalifoux

The Sycamore High School boys’ soccer team started the season with plenty of unanswered questions. Head coach Scott Sievering was mainly concerned with having to replace almost his entire defense from the 2009 team that went 15-2-1, and he wasn’t thrilled with the Aves preseason performance. “We were trying to figure out who would fit where and we also had trouble scoring goals, which was supposed to be our

strength,” he said. Some of those questions have been answered as the Aves started the season with wins over Elder and Huber Heights Wayne, outscoring the teams 10-1. “We weren’t playing at the pace we were capable of and we were trying to force the ball too much,” Sievering said. “Now, we’re back to our style and waiting for the best opportunity, no matter who gets that opportunity.” Max Rhiemann has led the Aves in scoring as he has four goals early in the season. Rhiemann led the GMC in scoring in 2009.

Seniors Matt Hill and Robert Stein have two goals each as well. Seniors Michael Jervis and Jeff Wolkoff have also been big for Sycamore. Defensively, the Aves moved Michael Bermis from offense to defense to help shore up the backfield. Jared Valentine, Brad Sweeney, Ryan Reed and Daniel Moeller have also been playing well on defense. Jacob Swirger is Sycamore’s only returning defender and Sievering said he’s been “huge” for the Aviators. There are still some questions surrounding the

team and Sievering said his biggest is how will the Aves play from behind? “How do we play when we get down a goal? We haven’t had to do that yet and that’s my biggest question,” he said. He also said the league should be very competitive again. Still, if the team can figure out a positive answer to that question, Sievering said this team has the potential to be one of the best Sycamore has had. “This team could go places Sycamore has never been,” he said. “We only have four conference titles and one district title. We’ve

never been to a regional final and this could be the team that does all of that.” The Aves have yet to play the toughest teams in the city and there are some big games on the horizon, including a Sept. 11 game at Loveland and a Sept. 14 home game against Mason, the defending GMC champions. Sievering said fans should enjoy watching the Aves play this year. “Of all the teams I’ve had here, from a fan standpoint, this is the most exciting team to watch,” he said. “This team attacks the goal better than any team I’ve ever coached.”

CHCA running back Didi Charles attempts to elude Madeira defenders.


Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior quarterback Nick Lawley throws a pass during the first quarter of action against Madeira High School on Sept. 3.


Kicking off week 2

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy return man Austin Jones awaits a kickoff during the first quarter of play against Madeira High School on Sept. 3. CHCA lost 41-26. They will play Mariemont at home Sept. 10.


Milestone gives Hern, CHCA joy By Nick Dudukovich

Although the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy football team lost to Madeira High School Sept. 3, the school still has reason to celebrate. CHCA celebrated its 100th win with a 27-13 victory over Shroder High School Aug. 27. The milestone marked another achievement in the school’s short 13-year history. Cliff Hern – former CHCA coach, athletic director and the father of CHCA football – was on hand to witness the game. “Winning 100 games means a lot because we’ve only had one losing season, and we are starting our 14th year,” Hern said. “It’s really amazing to me...we had a lot of good players and coaches, as well as the support of the administration and CHCA parents (which allowed) us to build such a great football program.” Hern started the program because he wanted the boys of CHCA to have an “athletic experience” during their high school years. “We thought the game was important ... and we wanted our young men to have the experience of playing high school football,” he said. While being granted a team was one obstacle to

overcome, Hern and the powers-that-be needed to figure out how the school would field a team. Hern couldn’t snap his fingers together and instantly deliver a squad that could compete on the football field. Starting the program took a lot of dedication from both parents and students because the athletes needed time to learn and understand the game. Rather than throw a team right out on the field, CHCA decided it was going to let its boys gain some experience. In 1995, the eighthgraders of CHCA played their first game. The following year, that same group of boys played freshmen football together. As sophomores in 1997, those eighth-graders, now high school students, took the field as CHCA’s first varsity boys’ football team. Hern admitted he was nervous when started the program, but the feelings were a result of exploring a new frontier. “When you start something, you worry about whether it is going to grow and prosper,” he said. Hern, who coached the team in its first seven years of existence, knew there would be growing pains to start the 1997 campaign. He said he wouldn’t have been surprised if the Eagles went 0-10. Instead, the boys won two games. The next year

“Winning 100 games means a lot because we’ve only had one losing season, and we are starting our 14th year. It’s really amazing to me … we had a lot of good players and coaches, as well as the support of the administration and CHCA parents (which allowed) us to build such a great football program.”

Cliff Hern Former CHCA coach, athletic director and the father of CHCA football

they went 6-4; they haven’t had a losing season since. Hern, who retired from Seven Hills last June after spending 17 years at the institution, has many fond memories as the former coach and athletic director. He especially remembers when the team made it to the state championship game against Patrick Henry High School (Toledo) under his successor, coach Mike Gims. Despite coming up short on the scoreboard, the game remains one of Hern’s favorite memories. “That was a really special moment, when I was standing in Canton’s Fawcett Stadium,” Hern said. “I was really thrilled beyond belief that as an athletic director, I got to see the thing come to fruition right in front of my eyes ... that was probably the highlight of my athletic career.” By making the state championship game, CHCA became the youngest program in Ohio High School Athletic Association history

to reach the state finals. Since CHCA has been successful, the program has started to warrant high expectations year in, year out. While that pressure could bother some coaches, current Eagles coach Eric Talor uses it as motivation. “With success comes expectations,” Taylor said. “Just like every other staff in the city, we work our tails off to make sure we provide the best opportunities for our guys to win.” Since taking over for Gims in 2008, Taylor has accumulated a 19-4 record, and kept the winning tradition going. Taylor also represents a link to the Eagles’ beginnings because Hern was still serving as athletic director when Taylor was hired. Taylor was just the guy Hern was looking for. “Besides being a good football coach, he has tremendous personality and he can really relate to the kids and parents,” Hern said. “(The selection committee) felt he could keep

our program rolling by keeping the kids involved and their spiritual background up.” Taylor said he talked to his team about the importance of 100 wins so the boys could realize how big the night was for the school. The boys needed no extra motivation to win the game for the program they are a part of. “It felt great to be a part of this team,” senior linebacker Blake Avery said. “It feels great to be a part of CHCA football, with only one losing season in 13 years ... it’s cool to be a part of the hard-working tradition we have here.” Senior quarterback Nick Lawley shared his teammate’s sentiment. “It’s a great feeling to get that victory,” he said. “Being a part of CHCA is more than just football, it’s like a community and a (brotherhood) we all share.” Lawley also expressed his gratitude for Hern and said it was special to celebrate with him after the victory by giving the former coach the game ball. “It was a great feeling because he was the one who started this program...he’s the one who had this dream.” The Eagles will try to bounce back from Sept. 3’s 41-26 loss to Madeira at home against Mariemont on Sept. 10.

Sports & recreation

September 8, 2010

Northeast Suburban Life



At nationals

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Fiscal fiction

That was quite a letter from State Rep. Connie Pillich that was printed in the Sept. 1 of Northeast Suburban Life. Removing a couple of deepfried Twinkies from an existing, obesely-bloated state budget banquet is an amazing feat. Much like me raking my leaves in midNovember by picking up one oak leaf and dropping it in a waste basket. Nevertheless, I have a question for Ms. Pillich: How do you reconcile your claims of “fiscal conservative” and “I’m not fiscally irresponsible” with your campaign several years ago to have the city of Montgomery purchase the land on Montgomery Road so as to benefit just a few residents at what would have been a great and unwarranted expense to everyone else? It can be much more instructive to see what a politician runs from as opposed to what he or she runs on. This November’s election, as well as the 2012 election, can finally reverse a trend of out-ofcontrol spending, taxation and entitlements. Whether a candidate is a Democrat, which Ms. Pillich conveniently neglects to mention, or a Republican, it is time to really hold some feet to the fire. Ad hominem attacks on the Tea Party or Gov. Howard Dean’s “lost souls” comment or the lunatic rantings of the media fools on MSNBC do little to help. This is rightfully a time of anti-incumbency. Remember which candidates are the incumbents and who have a checkered past with respect to fiscal responsibility.

In the future, you may have to answer to your grandchildren as to where you stood, and how you acted, when you had the opportunity to take a stand against fiscal fecklessness and perfidy. Ric McPike Wellerstation Drive Montgomery

Wilson stands for change

Over the past few weeks, there have been numerous articles and columns written and published in the Northeast Suburban Life supporting Connie Pillich. Subsequently, I choose to write and express why I will be voting for Mike Wilson in November. First, it has become increasingly clear that both Republicans and Democrats are doing a poor job of representing the common citizens; they are representing themselves and their parties’ interests. As a result, it is time for a change. Second, I believe in the three basic tenets of the Tea Party – fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. There is little fiscal responsibility in government today; moneys are spent freely and carelessly on far too many projects and initiatives with little positive results. More specifically, Mike Wilson is motivated to: 1, improve the tax and regulatory climate in Ohio so that businesses can create jobs and fuel recovery of Ohio’s economy (i.e., eliminate the estate tax which incents entrepreneurs to leave the state while raising very little revenue); 2, improve educational results by introducing competition for schools; 3, fight back against an out-of-control federal

CH@TROOM Sept. 1 questions

Ohio Department of Transportation proposed reducing Montgomery Road from three lanes to two, between Kugler Mill Road and Ronald Reagan Highway, as a way to improve traffic flow. Do you think such a reduction would be a good idea? Why or why not? No responses. Symmes Township officials are delaying a decision on whether to sign a natural gas aggregation contract with Intergrys Energy Services because they want proof that township residents will save money. Do you agree with Symmes officials? Why or why not? No responses. Would you consider buying one the new models of electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Why or why not? “No. These cars are so subsidized by the government that they do not, at this time, represent an answer to our nation’s energy and environmental challenges. “Let the research continue and perhaps someday we will have better battery technology. Perhaps even hydrogen fuel cells or liquid natural gas (LNG) are the answer for powering cars and trucks. My understanding is that LNG is very viable today for much wider usage. “Meanwhile, the government subsidy for the production of technologies like electric cars, windmills, solar cells, ethanol, etc. is very wasteful. Let’s be smart about this.” T.H.

Next questions What type of development would you like to see more of in your community – commercial, industrial, residential or retail? Which vacant properties would you most like to see filled? Symmes Township officials are delaying a decision on whether to sign a natural gas aggregation contract with Intergrys Energy Services because they want proof that township residents will save money. Do you agree with Symmes officials? Why or why not? What do you think the Bengals record will be this year? Will you follow them more or less than in previous years? Why? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a questions that they can reply to via email. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “I definitely would, if I had the financial resources, and if I could still keep another vehicle in case the battery was drained. I’d like to see how they perform, but we really can’t afford the luxury. “Luckily, our cars are both paid for and our mortgage is paid off or we would have a tough time.” B.B. “Right now, I would not buy a new electric car. I always like to give cars a year or so on the market to see if there are any ‘bugs.’ “Also, in waiting, the price normally comes down just a little bit. However, I really like the idea of going electric with our automobiles.” J.W.

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. government (i.e., support nullification legislation of the unconstitutional individual mandate contained in the federal health care bill), and, 4, facilitate increased transparency in government (i.e., require state agencies to create a searchable database of state expenditures). It is time for a positive change in our government and the lives of common citizens. Thomas Elsbrock Capricorn Drive Montgomery

Budget needs tough choices

Nineteen months ago, I entered the realm of politics because I believed that our system was broken. I was frustrated with politicians that didn’t read the bills they voted on and that distorted the truth as a matter of course. When I founded the Cincinnati Tea Party, I made a commitment to be different and to make sure that what was said in the name of me or the Tea Party was true. It is disappointing that State Rep. Connie Pillich does not hold herself to the same high standard. In her letter to the editor on Sept. 1, she makes many inaccu-

Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northeast Suburban Life may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. rate statements that are unfortunately all too typical of the political process. “According to Wilson: Never mind the national recession” – My essay focused on our relative competitiveness to other states and started by listing our national rankings for unemployment (43rd) and GDP per capita (33rd). Yes there is a national recession, but it has hit Ohio much worse because of the poor decisions of our leaders. “Despite the fact that the previous state budget totaled $52.5 billion and the current state budget totaled $50.5 billion, Wilson claims Ohio increased spending.” – I maintain that claim because Pillich is being misleading by quoting the general revenue fund numbers instead of all state spending. State budgeting is done biennially. Fiscal years 20082009 had total spending of $101.1 billion. Fiscal years 20102011 are estimated to spend $112.3 billion – an increase of 10 percent. “However after cutting more than $2 billion in state spending, we faced the possibility of cutting funding to our local schools.” – I’ve already addressed the distortion of the falsely claimed spend-

ing cuts, but it is rich for her to imply that she preserved funding for schools. Pillich voted for House Bill 1, which reduced state support for local school funding (federal stimulus funds offset the decrease, but cannot be counted on for the long term) for the very first time since the DeRolph decision in 1997. I won’t attack her for voting to cut the state support since tough decisions needed to be made. The problem is that the changes to the funding formula penalized our more efficient and effective schools. Private schools which spend much less per pupil were cut proportionally greater as were effective local public school districts such as Sycamore, Wyoming and Princeton. We can fix Ohio, but we have to face the facts to do it. The nonpartisan Tax Foundation ranks Ohio 43rd in state/local tax burden, and 47th in business tax climate. In her response, Pillich did not address my criticism of balancing the budget with one-time gimmicks, nor did she signal any sort of plan for dealing with the estimated $8 billion deficit we will face in fiscal years 2011-2012 because of the current leadership’s irresponsibility. Raising taxes is not an option if we want Ohio to be more competitive. I will make the tough choices to reduce spending, balance our budget, and bring jobs back to Ohio. It is time to get beyond partisan talking points and do the right thing for Ohio. Mike Wilson Republican Candidate for State Representative – 28th District Springfield Township

We are judged at all times This is not going to be easy to write. But, it must be said. First, I must make it very clear that I am not a prejudiced person. I have had, and in some cases, still have friends of many religions and races. What disturbs me is the amount of hatred that some find toward someone who is ethnically different. But, it doesn’t stop there. There is also hatred within groups. Don’t quit reading here and just think, “yeah, you’re right!” Recent events are driving this essay. Let me take you back more than 50 years. I was in the Army, stationed in Germany. I was having dinner in the mess hall with a good friend. We had a lot of things in common. We were both recent college graduates, He, from Howard University I, from Bowling Green. We were having a spirited discussion when the company bigot started yelling at me for my choice of dinner companions. After my extremely strong reply, if he had a tail it would have been between his legs. Jim was silent for a few minutes then said something I have quoted many times. He said, “fools do not bother me, it is the silent bigots that scare me.” This is the

problem I want to address. Overt bigotry is not in style these days. It can get you into serious trouble. Unfortunately, hate is a comEdward Levy mon human Community failure. It is not Press guest something we at birth. columnist have We learn it very young. Silent bigotry is prevalent and growing. The silent bigot observes people and connects his insane hate to anyone who falls into his categorized hatred. We all should be aware of this fact. Any person who is aware of the news or observes human behavior would have to agree. Unfortunately, we let our ethnicity or religion overpower our humanity. This is the root of most of our troubles. Greed is sometimes a factor. Basically, our evil instincts are focused on people who are more like us than we care to admit. Race, religion or nationality only become weak excuses for our basic insecurities. Diversity should be celebrated and pro-

moted in a fair-minded society. Instead, it is the focus of jealousy and resentment for many people. Because of the way it is administered, I contend that it is the root of much bigotry. It is easier to hate than compete. It is easy to watch silent bigotry in action. You can be in a public place. Faces are sometimes easy to read. Expressions give you away. What is interesting to me is that people use these moments not to learn, but to reenforce their prejudices. It they dislike anyone, they use that person as a representative of some group to support their feelings. Your actions are used to typify whatever ethnic group you are perceived to represent. You may even be judged by your bodily appearance or your clothing. Over the years I have learned that the old saying, “To get along, go along” seems to work best. Acceptance and progress come slowly, but they do come. Let us add one more thought. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.


City council – meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month in the municipal building, 4343 Cooper Road. In June, July, August and December, meetings are the second Thursday only; in November, meetings are the second and third Thursdays. The next meeting is Thursday, Sept. 23.


Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County

Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 22. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 15. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 7. Call 946-4500.

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8, 2010


Oh what a night! The performers bid farewell to the audience after another standing ovation.





A rousing finale includes a portion of the “One More Angel in Heaven” hoedown.


All in a Dream

“Way, way back, many centuries ago. Not long after the Bible began in Canaan and Egypt” read the program for this summer’s East Side Players’ production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” So for eight sultry evenings, Aug. 12-Aug. 21, the Blue Ash Amphitheatre played host to this beautifully colorful and totally musical production – lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The ESP cast and crew numbered about 100 with the orchestra adding another 17 to the total. A veteran of 12 previous East Side Players shows, director Arnold Finkbine assembled talent from as near as Blue Ash and as far as Hamilton, Loveland, Milford and Northern Kentucky. Large crowds attended all eight showings.

On this particular evening, Joseph, adorned in his beautiful coat of many colors, was played by Greg Nelson of West Chester Township.

The “One More Angel in Heaven” hoedown concludes with, among others, Daniel Moeller as Reuben, holding Amber LeValley, Reuben’s wife.

The children’s chorus sang beautifully each night. Here’s Joel Mobley of Hamilton, Gabriella Nelson of West Chester Township and Evan Griswold of Milford. Four of the wives aren’t too busy to share some gossip. From left: Yvonne France of Loveland, Hayley Huge of Blue Ash, Abby Walsh of Blue Ash and Rachel Horn of Hyde Park.

“Bop, bop, sha wadda wadda!” With the ensemble following her lead, Brittany Lloyd Hoover moves with the beat of the Elvis style, rock ‘n roll selection, “Song of the King.”

Patrick Nieman, as Joseph, sings to some of the children's chorus, from left: Caroline France of Loveland, Corey Allen of Delhi Township and Kaitlyn Griswold of Milford.

Tom Mobley of Hamilton plays Jacob here and is surrounded by some of the brothers’ wives, from left: Amanda Seifert of Milford. Rachel Horn of Hyde Park and Yvonne France of Loveland.

Joseph, as played by Greg Nelson, sings about his beautiful coat as members of the ensemble and children’s chorus dance around him.

Jewel Hicks of West Chester Township sings with the children’s choir and lead characters. This is her third show with Eastside Players.

Jack Donahue of Blue Ash enjoys an intermission snack. He brought his grandchildren to the show.

The children’s chorus sits stage front for a show concluding song.

The Ohio Metropolitan Theatre Orchestra associate conductor Marie Macy directs the overture as the audience awaits the show.

Here’s David Richins of Batavia, one of the five violinists who performed with the Ohio Metropolitan Theatre Orchestra, accompanying the eight evening shows.

Sam Clemons Jr., in his 11th East Side Players show. played the Elvis-style Pharoah and sings “Song of the King.” He lives in Florence.

Members of the adult chorus sing and dance to the “Song of the King,” rock ‘n’ roll selection.

Rylie, age 5, of Reading, can’t resist playing with this cute dog as the show begins.

Benjamin, as played by Anthony Popenoe of Blue Ash, stands accused of stealing Joseph’s golden cup. He’s surrounded by narrators (from left) Clare Hingsbergen, Lynn Griswold, Meghan Toney and Brittany Lloyd Hoover.


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Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. Through Oct. 30. 535-1514. Montgomery.


St. Saviour Church Fall Festival, 5 p.m.midnight, St. Saviour Church, Free. 7919004. Amberley Village.

Kyle Kinane, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Comedian. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 college and military night. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 503-4262. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 1 0


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.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland. Miller House, Noon-3 p.m., Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave., The house was bought and built in 1922 out of a Sears-Roebuck catalog. In 1948 the Miller family bought the house, which was given to the Madeira Historical Society in 1998. The Society set up the interior as it might have looked between 1922 and 1948. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 2404348. Madeira.



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

The Loveland Art Show is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave. Included in the festivities is a juried fine arts show, children’s crafts, music, food, a Starving Artists’ Cafe and more. The art show is free, and is presented by Loveland Arts Council. Visit


Kyle Kinane, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery.


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



Once More, With Feeling, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Kyle Kinane, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 21 and up. $12. 984-9288; Montgomery. Once More, With Feeling, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; Columbia Township.



Yappy Hour, 3-6 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Meet and greet and wine tasting with Circle Tail, a non-profit organization that provides free assistance dogs to people with disabilities. Circle Tail is bringing dogs to spread the word about what the organization does. $2 for four tastes. 9849463. Montgomery.


Sunflower Revolution Parkinson’s Disease Symposium and Expo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Registration 8:30-10 a.m. Optional pre-sessions 9-9:45 a.m. Educational event for Parkinson’s patients, caregivers and family members. Speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussions of the challenges of managing PD, new opportunities and alternative treatments for patients with PD, research breakthroughs and health and wellness information. Free. Registration required. Presented by Sunflower Revolution. 569-5354; Loveland.

What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Features panel of speakers, attorneys, financial advisor and therapists. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. 792-1186. Blue Ash.


Silverton Block Watch Fall Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Meier’s Wine Cellars, 6955 Plainfield Road, More than 70 booths, music, raffles and more. Benefits Silverton Block Watch Association. Free. Presented by Silverton Block Watch Association. 936-6233. Silverton. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 2


St. Saviour Church Fall Festival, 4-9 p.m., St. Saviour Church, Free. 791-9004. Amberley Village. Loveland Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Juried fine arts show, children’s crafts, music, food and more. Starving Artists’ Cafe. Free. Presented by Loveland Arts Council.; Loveland.

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Once More, With Feeling, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Comedy. Preview, all seats $10. When the wife of a perfectionist, high-tempered symphony orchestra conductor wants a divorce, the conductor’s agent attempts to keep them together until after the symphony sponsors can sign him. $17. Reservations required. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Sept. 26. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Cincinnati Zoo – Wildlife Comes to You, with the Ohio Division of Wildlife – River Otters, 2 p.m. Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Free. Presented by Little Miami Inc. Through Sept. 25. 893-4453; Loveland. Community Arts Centers Day, Noon-4 p.m., Women Writing for (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Theme: Express Yourself. Explore new ways to make meaning with words, color, music and art forms. Participate in composing group and individual poetry inspired by art. Browse WWFC’s Young Writers’ Art & Writing Gallery. View Shepard Fairey Mural and make music on outdoor piano. Free. Presented by Community Arts Centers Day. 272-1171; Silverton. Community Arts Centers Day, Noon-4 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Art exhibit in gallery and music in courtyard on “Play Me, I’m Yours” piano Noon-4 p.m., performance by Marc Rossio, “The Marvelous Toy” 1-2 p.m., puppet-making art workshop for kids led by Judy Workman, artist and art educator 2-2:45 p.m. and card-making workshop for adults led by Judy Workman, artist and art educator 3-3:45 p.m. Free. Presented by Community Arts Centers Day. 761-7500; Amberley Village. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 1 3


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood.

Gather on the Green, Noon, Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Check in at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at 11 a.m. Includes an 18-hole scramble format, cart, beverages, lunch, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. Benefits Clermont Chamber of Commerce and Clermont 20/20 Inc. $175. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 576-5000; Loveland. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 4


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


What Parents Should Know about Reading and Comprehension Development, 4:30-6 p.m., Langsford Learning Acceleration Center, 9402 Towne Square Ave., Presentation series for parents and caregivers on reading, comprehension development and current research. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 531-7400; Blue Ash.


Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road, Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira. Aquatics Fitness 101, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn about aquatic exercise programs and equipment. Family friendly. $20. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings, 7:30-10 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Fasting for 12 hours recommended. Results available in ten minutes. Family friendly. $15. 985-6732. Montgomery.

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ART EXHIBITS Art and the Animal, 6-8 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Wildlife art by members of the Society of Animal Artists. Part of Wine Down Wednesdays. Benefits transportation and programming for the center. 371-5476; Indian Hill. CIVIC

Silverton Democratic Club, 6 p.m., Silverton Municipal Building, 6860 Plainfield Road, Presented by Silverton Democratic Club. 936-6240. Silverton.


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


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


Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m., Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland.


Turner Farm Book Club, 7 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Registration required. 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Adventure Boot Camp for Women, 5:306:30 a.m., Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road, Weekdays through Oct. 8. $219-$299 for four-week camp. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Adventure Boot Camp for Women. 407-4665; Sycamore Township.


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


The Cincinnati Ballet performs its annual series of new commissioned works in the aptly titled series, “New Works,” Sept. 919. Performances are at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday. “New Works” includes a sneak preview of April’s “Infamous Love Songs” with musicians Over the Rhine. Tickets are $45-$50. Call 513-621-5282 or visit Dancers are pictured with musician Peter Adams from last year’s performance.


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


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performs the comedy about love and marriage, “Much Ado About Nothing” imagined as if it were set in the summer of 1968 with student protesters and a hippie commune. It will be performed through Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, at 719 Race St., downtown. Tickets are $22-$28. Call 513-381-2273 or visit Pictured are actors Sherman Fracher and Bruce Cromer.

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September 8, 2010

Northeast Suburban Life


How many friends does truth have in our lives? Truth often seems difficult to find. That’s not because it wants to be so, but because we need it to be so. Humans can’t stand too much reality at a time. Imagine our chagrin if we actually knew the truth about ourselves, our weaknesses, unworthy motives and pretenses. Think of the trouble we would experience if we tried to speak the truth to everyone. A current Geico TV ad about truthful Abe Lincoln depicts our dilemma. Lincoln is asked by his wife, “Do you think this dress makes me look too fat?” He looks, silently struggles, anxiously fidgets, then holds his thumb and forefinger an inch apart… and she leaves the room in a huff. We hide from the truth.

Oh, we do permit ourselves to know some of the truth as long as it’s agreeable to Father Lou what we Guntzelman a l r e a d y Perspectives think and treats us favorably. Mostly we’re easy receptors today of lies, greased words and half truths. As the American Melting Pot expands and becomes even more diverse, we are reminded of our founder’s desire that we be a nation of tolerance toward each other as we search for the truth in our lives. Most of us try hard to be tolerant. This means that we deal with others and

their beliefs respectfully. G.K. Chesterton once remarked, “I can have regard for someone else’s belief, as I would their pet, without being expected to take it home with me.” Being tolerant does not mean each of us can’t hold to what we have good reason to believe is truth. When our ego becomes too narcissistic, we take it personally if someone else believes differently. We insist they bend their conviction to align with ours. Tragically, violence and religious wars have been waged to accomplish that. What was needed was respectful discussion and openness. When we sincerely believe we hold something of truth, we naturally want to share it with others (as

Community choir seeking members Do you enjoy singing for fun? Then sign up for the Jubilant Singers Community Choir of Montgomery. The group is seeking members ages 18 and up, all voice parts: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Rehearsals are 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday

evenings. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 3, and 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 5, with optional side performances depending on singer’s availability. Spring performances will be late April/early May, dates to be announced. Solo opportunities avail-

we do all good things.) In this sharing, two factors are to be kept in mind. First, the most powerful way of sharing what we believe to be of truth is to live it in our daily lives. It’s said that as St. Francis of Assisi lay dying, he told his followers gathered around his bed to, “Preach the gospel everywhere, and if necessary, use words.” The second factor in trying to share what we perceive as truth, is not just to tell the truth, but to tell the truth in love. This means to tell it with concern not only for the truth that is being told, but with concern also for the people to whom it is being told. For everyone to whom

we speak carries their own experiences and dreams, fears and doubts, anxieties and beliefs on their backs the way a snail carries his shell. Tolerance means acknowledging and respecting theirs and our own. Author J. Ruth Gendler compares “Truth to a good thief who steals illusions and replaces them with what is real and precious. He can climb over any security fence we have constructed to keep out disturbing influences. And although he can unlock any window or door, he is not interested in breaking in or getting away. He insists on being welcomed and invited to stay.” Truth is closer to us than

we realize, especially in our silent times. He is always there lingering in the long pauses between difficult questions and possible answers, between our uncertainties and perceived certainties, between the beliefs of one person and the differing beliefs of another. Truth is willing to wait at long time for us. The one thing that Truth will not do is stay away with us without being treasured and loved. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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You’ll go cuckoo for coconut-date-almond granola It’s official. For the most part, the kids, at least those attending elementary and high school, are in full session now. It won’t be long before they get into the routine that school days bring. So starting them out with a good breakfast is key. There are always those kids, though, who just don’t want to eat breakfast. If that’s the case at your house, try this chunky granola recipe and even if they run out the door with a handful to eat on the go, it’s better than no breakfast at all.

Chunky granola with dates, coconut, almonds

I like this as a breakfast cereal or over frozen yogurt. 2 cups old fashioned oats

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mon together. Melt butter and honey and pour over granola mixture, blending well. Spread on sprayed baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add dates, mix to separate any clumps. Continue to bake until golden brown, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes or so more. Store airtight at room temperature, or freeze for up to six months.

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⠄2 tablespoon dried rosemary, thyme, and basil 1 ⠄2 oz. sun dried tomatoes softened in five tablespoons boiling water for five minutes (see tip below) 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 1 tablespoon salt 11⠄2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 ⠄2 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon parsley 31⠄4 cups olive oil In saucepan, bring oil and herbs to a simmer. Lower heat and simmer three minutes, then strain oil and discard herbs. Add tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, salt and pepper to Canola oil. PurÊe 15 seconds. Add parsley and olive oil, blend additional five seconds. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: A half an ounce equals a tablespoon.

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black bean soup. When I returned to Cinci, I could never find black bean soup at any local restaurant, Recently found it at Panera’s and it is comparable to what I have come to love. “It’s like the one I make – minus the sherry addition. It’s the sherry addition, dollop of sour cream on top and a twist of lemon on top of the sour cream which is the final touch that makes this soup outstanding.� 4 cans (15 oz. each) black beans 3 slices, rough chopped bacon, sliced – DO NOT COOK 1 tablespoon olive oil 12 oz. beer 1 ⠄2 cup water 1 tablespoon dry sherry 3 ⠄4 cup diced onions 1 ⠄2 cup green peppers, diced 2 tablespoons garlic, diced 1 ⠄4 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce To taste - Adobe seasoning, salt and pepper

Heat oil in a pot on medium heat. Add chopped bacon and sautĂŠ for 1 minute. Add peppers, onions and garlic. SautĂŠ for approximately two minutes. Do not let garlic brown or burn. Add beer and Tabasco sauce and bring to a boil. Add three cans beans with their juice and bring back to a boil. Add cumin. Using a kitchen blender, puree the soup until smooth. (Will probably have to do this in batches). Add remaining 1 can beans and bring back to boil. Add sherry and season to taste with salt and pepper, and Adobe seasoning if desired. Simmer a little while so soup will cook down some. When warming up, add water to your preference. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream on top, topped with a lemon twist. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchenâ€? in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

First Watch to participate in Dine Out First Watch, the daytime-only restaurant concept that specializes in unique breakfast, Brunch and lunch creations, will participate in the 2010 Great American Dine Out Sept. 19-25. Funds raised by the event support No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending

childhood hunger in America by connecting at-risk children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. As a company, First Watch will donate a percentage of sales-up to $10,000-to help make sure no child in America grows up hungry. They will also encourage guests to donate $1 to the cause at checkout. Money raised by the third annual Great Ameri-

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Veterans and Honorary Chairs Mr. Richard Farmer and Mr. Robert Lindner Sr. cordially invite you to attend the 2010 USO Tribute Cincinnati on Saturday September 11th, 6pm at the Cintas Center. The 2010 USO Tribute Cincinnati includes a heartfelt tribute to our 2010 Armed Forces Honorees. Guests will enjoy a seated dinner, open bar and patriotic entertainment with master of ceremonies Anthony Munoz and special performances by John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, country music singer Chely Wright, Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron and the Victory Belles. For tickets please visit or contact Kathy Bechtold at 513.684.4870 for more information.


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Terri Wallace and Corey Lee have become so close over the last nine years that they’ve become part of each other’s families. Wallace, a Deer Park resident, first met Corey through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati in 2001. She said they enjoyed playing sports together, like golf and laser tag. As Corey grew older, Wallace said their friendship also grew. “It seemed more like I was a friend and a mentor rather than an actual sibling,” Wallace said. She said her family has accepted Corey, and her neices and nephews all consider Corey their cousin. Corey’s mom even calls Wallace her “daughter.” Wallace said working with Corey, who is now headed to Cincinnati State this fall, has helped her just as much as it has helped him. “I feel that as much as I helped him become a grown-up, he helped me to do the same thing,” Wallace said. “Having never had kids of my own, I borrow them, and having Corey in my life has really helped me to become more mature.” Wallace first got involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters when she lived in Santa

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Anita Acomb, left, Jean Rodgers, Sylvia Benjamin, Olivia Lavender and Ella Brown organize jewelry for the Twin Lakes Annual Whale of a Garage Sale. The sale will take place from noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. elry for the sale. “To say donors have been generous is an understatement,” Benjamin said, “and it is not just women who are offering unworn items but men have brought in tie tacks, cuff links and belt buckles by the dozens!” The sale will take place

munity and fund raising, took the lead on jewelry donations with great success. Each Wednesday since April, Sylvia has positioned herself in the rotunda of the main building at Twin Lakes for two hours to talk with others about donating jew-

from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 11. “The sale not only raises money but creates a wonderful camaraderie among us,” said Acomb “we all have a great time collecting, pricing and preparing for it.” helped him to become the man he is now.” For more on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, contact the organization at 421-4120 or

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The donations for the Friends of Twin Lakes Annual “Whale of a Garage Sale” have outgrown the space designated for them on the Twin Lakes campus in Montgomery. Friends of Twin Lakes, who raise money for the Benevolent and Pastoral Care Funds at Twin Lakes, believe the ever increasing merchandise of antiques, vintage jewelry, retro lamps, rugs, pictures, large furniture items and household items, will yield their best sale ever. “This is the perfect place for young people outfitting their first apartment or home,” said Anita Acomb, co-chair of the event. “All merchandise is clean and in good working order and of course the prices are great as well. This is after all a garage sale and we want to sell.” The group began collecting items months ago including jewelry. Sylvi, Benjamin, who has an extensive background with the arts com-



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Coming Home Sunday will be celebrated with a special worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. The service will end with a carry-in luncheon. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church will celebrate a “Blessing of the Pets” ceremony at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. Dress casually and plan to meet neighbors and new friends. In case of rain, the service will be in a shelter in the park next door. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.


Chabad Jewish Center

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Children’s programs run Monday through Thursday morning and Tuesday afternoon. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. New member classes begin Sept. 19. all the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

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

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KEHRT, RITA MEYUNG November 9, 1927-August 22,2010 Rita A (Meyung) Kehrt, 82, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Cincinnati, died August 22, 2010. Beloved wife of 61 years to Richard. She is survived by Richard and her children, Robert, Susan (Randy) Murphy, George (Cynthia) and 5 grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was August 31, 2010 in Sarasota. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell lvd. Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.


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herd Catholic Parish is having a social evening of wine and beer tasting to benefit the Athenaeum of Ohio (Mount St. Mary’s Seminary) from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, in the Community Room. The order form for reservations is available at, in the office at Good Shepherd, in the plexiglass stands and at an Activity Center after the weekend masses. The latest date to make a reservation is Sept. 12. There will be no actual tickets, but there will be a check-in for the wine and beer tasting at the event Sept. 17. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road; 489-8815.

Hartzell United Methodist Church The church is having its annual fish fry from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18. There will be Icelandic Cod, fellowship and Bid ‘n’ Buy Baskets. All proceeds benefit missions. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Church services are as follows: Sunday School 10 a.m., morning service 11 a.m., Sunday evening service 6 p.m., Wednesday service 7 p.m. The church uses the King James Bible, ans sings traditional hymns and conservative music. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Banquet Center, 11330 Williamstown Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344; Nathan Lang, pastor.

Montgomery Community Church

The church is offering a seven-week class called “Afer the Boxes are Unpacked – Making Cincinnati Your Home,” for women who have revently moved to the area or are looking to connect with the community. Class starts 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21. Child care is available with advanced reservations. For more information, call 239-6777, or e-mail The church is located at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892.

New Church of Montgomery

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue is continuing its annual Creative Family Service on the Second day of Rosh Hashanah as an alternative to the main service. Led by Tracy Weis-

(1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available www.fbccincy.or 513-489-1114

LUTHERAN Good Shepherd (ELCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am Sunday School at 9:30am

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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 Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am 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

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St. Barnabas is having an Open House at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19; everyone is welcome to worship with us, regardless of faith affiliation. Bring a friend and enjoy our music and post-service refreshments. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

Sycamore Christian Church

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

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berger, the director of education and programming, the service will be an interactive and participatory service for the family. All ages are welcome. The theme will be “forgiveness within the family.” There will be games, discussions, activities and prayers to connect this theme with the holiday. For more information, call 931-6038. The Sisterhood of Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham will kick off its activities for the coming year on Sunday, Sept. 12 with a special program featuring author Arthur Katz. It will follow a short business meeting beginning at 10 a.m. at the Synagogue. The Northern Hills Men’s Club will join the Sisterhood for the program. Katz will discuss his book, “From the Embers Rising,” the story of his experiences as a Jewish-American soldier in World War II. There is no charge for attending an reservations are not required. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

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Levi Morrow, 35, 11072 Margaretta Ave., domestic violence (physical harm) at 11090 Margaretta Ave., Aug. 26. Nathaniel D. Johnson, 20, 3979 Bainbridge Drive, misdemeanor warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant, drug possession at Reed Hartman Highway and Cornell Road, Aug. 24. Gerald E. McDaniel, drug possession at Eastbound Ohio 126, Aug. 26. Ashley Michelle Tanis, 19, 4736 Tillsam Court, misdemeanor warrant, driving under suspension or in violation of restriction, operating motor vehicle without a valid license at 4736 Tillsam Court, Aug. 27. Anthony W. Black, 18, 8457 Pine Road, purchase by minor; misrepresentation at 4736 Tilsam Court, Aug. 27. Ryan Allen Price, 18, 8610 Monroe Ave., purchase by minor; misrepresentation at 4736 Tillsam Court, Aug. 27. Jeffrey W. Spradlin, 18, 8215 Beech Ave., possession or use of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia at 4736 Tillsam Court, Aug. 27. Robert A. Rivers, 36, 9290 Kenwood Road, disorderly conduct at 9290 Kenwood Road, Aug. 29. Willie Lewis Million, 24, 11073 Lebanon Ave., noise, resisting arrest, refusal to disclose personal information in public place at Lebanon Avenue and Idalia Avenue, Aug. 26.

Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct At 5000 YMCA Drive, Aug. 25.

Passing bad checks

Someone passed a bad check for $163.25 to Sell Pak & Ship at 9725 Kenwood Road, Aug. 30.

Petty theft

A woman said someone took a Motorola cell phone, value $200 at 4359 Victor Ave., Aug. 28. A woman said someone took a purse, value $20; an Ohio driver's license, value $15, and a Social Security card, value $30, from Kroger at 4100 Hunt Road, Aug. 30.


A woman said someone took an HP 6910 laptop, value $500; a computer connect air card, value $300; a leather binder, value $300; a carrying bag, value $10, and a GPS device, value $200 at 11435 Reed Hartman Highway, Aug. 24. A man said someone took a VAIO laptop, value $500 at 11435 Reed Hartman Highway, Aug. 27. Someone took $1,545 from Harkavy Management Services at 9902 Carver Road, Aug. 24.

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cards, and $100 worth of prescription Klonopin at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 9. At 9840 Montgomery Road No. 209, Aug. 9. A woman said someone tok an 8G iTouch, value $200; an iPod silver mini, value $150; an iPod Touc, 32G, value $300, and smashed vehicle windows at 7703 Shadowhill Way, Aug. 11. A woman said someone tok a U.S. Bank Visa debit card, a U.S. Bank Visa credit card, an Ohio license and U.S. bank checks at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Aug. 12. At 7960 Shadowhill Way, Aug. 13. A man said someone took an Ohio license plate, EXU7591, value $55 at 8769 Arcturus Drive, Aug. 15. A woman said someone tok a white bird bath with blue birds circling the bowl, value $40; two bird feeders, value $20, and a tomato Topsy Turvy planter and other knick-knacks, value $50 at 8485 Weller Road, Aug. 15.

Theft-without consent

A woman said someone tok a men's gold wedding ring, 14-karat white gold with nine cluster diamonds, value $1,695; a woman's engagement ring, white gold with one large diamond, and a woman's wedding ring, white gold with small diamonds at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 9. A woman said someone took a rear license plate, Ohio DBH3953, value $34.50, from a vehicle at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 13.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

At 10320 Montgomery Road, Aug. 12.


Someone damaged a concrete pad in a bathroom at Pioneer Park at 10505 Deerfield Road, Aug. 11. Someone damaged equipment at Pioneer Park at 10505 Deerfield Road, Aug. 17.

Bag, wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, Aug. 11.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 5210 Bayberry, Aug. 11. Light post damaged at 7462 Tiki Drive, Aug. 11. Vehicle window shattered at 8190 Lyndhurst, Aug. 11.

Criminal mischief

Storage shed damaged at 7927

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Kevin Brown, 45, 3415 Belltone Ave., theft at 800 Vine Street, Aug. 4. Kamala Pearson, 45, 7429 Montgomery Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 19. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 19. Shantay Howard, 23, 4737 Este Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 19. Adrian Harden, 18, 2997 Adams Road, drug possession at 2512 Mariposa Drive, Aug. 20. Pete Dourakos, 37, 1005 Covedale

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Lawn chairs valued at $3,000 removed at 8075 Somerset Chase, Aug. 4. Radio valued at $150 removed at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 12. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8429 Pine, Aug. 13. Credit card of unknown value removed at 11640 Windy Hill Court, Aug. 13. Jewelry of unknown value removed at 8930 Eldora Drive, Aug. 14. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7900 E. Kemper Road, Aug. 13. Bikes valued at $350 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 11. Cell phone valued at $400 removed at 555 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 28.

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A woman said someone broke out the passenger side window of a vehicle and took a makeup bag and makeup, value $200 at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 9.

Domestic trouble

At 9675 Ross Ave., Aug. 21.

Missing person

At 10690 Deershadow Lane, Aug. 14.

Passing bad checks

At 5035 Cooper Road, Aug. 6.

Possession of drugs

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Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at East Galbraith Road and Ohio 126, Aug. 7.

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Telecommunications harassment

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John J. Wright, 35, 3927 Germania St., obstruction of official business at 10547 Montgomery Road, Aug. 24. Corey Ward, 21, 52 Bernard Ave., soliciting without permit at 9939 Montgomery Road, Aug. 16. Heather M. Whiting, 38, 3798 U.S. 50, attempt at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 21. James M. Morger, 22, 7684 Alexandra Drive, interference with custody at 201 Old Bank Road, Aug. 21. Sabreina A. Mcmillion, 32, 10702 Drake Road, deception to obtain a dangerous drug at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 11.

A man said someone took a pair of red Oakley sunglasses, value $140 at 11726 Laurelview Drive, Aug. 17. A woman said someone took a woman's wedding ring, value $10,400 at 9939 Montgomery Road, Aug. 21. A woman said someone took a Fifth Third Bank debit card; an Ohio driver's license, value $25; an Ohio State purse, value $75; various


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Our interactive CinciNavigator map allows you to pinpoint the loction of police reports in your neighborhood. Visit:

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, 792-7254. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid 683-3444. Ave., criminal trespassing at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 11. Leigh Carroll, 28, 7133 Montgomery Road, theft at 4020 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 11. Joseph Wolf, 29, 4130 Sherel Lane, criminal trespassing at 7799 Montgomery Road, Aug. 12. Tiffany Sester, 25, 6173 Strawberry Lane, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 12. Keith Thomas, 18, 4313 E. Galbraith Road, aggravated menacing at 4313 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 13. Felix Baskin, 17, 7106 Kenwood Road, criminal damaging at 7146 Kenwood Road, Aug. 13. Rickki Burgin, 27, 1329 Clay St., criminal trespassing at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 14. Robert Pritchard, 37, 1353 Edwards Drive, aggravated burglary at Slivercrest Drive, Aug. 25.

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A woman said someone took a 14karat yellow gold pendant set with nine diamonds, in white gold; a yellow and white gold 10-diamond dinner ring, and a Gucci watch with silver ring at 9840 Montgomery Road, Aug. 23. A woman said someone took a driver's license, value $25, an AARP card and MediCare card at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 23.




September 8, 2010

LEGAL NOTICE The City of Blue Ash, Ohio is soliciting bids for the Golf Course Clubhouse/Banquet Facility Project. This project involves the demolition of the existing (1979) Blue Ash Golf Course Clubhouse and construction of a new two-level structure that is approximately 35,000 square feet. Schumacher Dugan Construction will be the construction manager. A specification packet with prints may be ordered from Queen City Reprographics (QCR). Orders can be placed via their website at (click PlanWell link & then go to public plan room); by calling QCR at 513-3262300 (option 1 - Bid Department); or by mailing a check made payable to the City of Blue Ash to Queen City Reprographics, ATTN: Bid Department, 2863 East Sharon Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241. A full set of plans and specifications costs $200 NOT including delivery or shipping costs (and the cost is nonrefundable). Bidding documents may be viewed at the Dodge Plan Room (McGraw Hill Construction) at 7265 Kenwood Road (513345-8200); or at the ACI Plan Room (Allied Construction, Inc.) at 3 Kovach Drive (513-2218020), both in Cincinnati, Ohio. A pre-bid walk-through for this project has been scheduled for Thursday, September 16, 2010, at 9:00AM local time. (Meet in the Council Chambers within the Municipal & Safety Center.) All bids must be returned to the Blue Ash Municipal & Safety Center, 4343 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242 by (513-745-8500) 2:00PM, Cincinnati Time, Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at which time the bids will be opened and read aloud publicly. Ohio’s prevailing wage laws apply. J.S. Pfeffer, Treasurer 1001587778

LEGAL NOTICE Shalon Mitchell whose last known address was 495 Old Boston Road, Batavia, OH (Unit 403) and Terri Waters whose last known address was 1785 St Rt 28, Lot 34, Goshen, OH (Unit 324&325) and Stacy M. Johns whose last known address was 312 St. Andrews Dr Apt D, Cincinnati, OH (Unit 226) and R. Healey whose last known address 5 Marlene Drive, Williamsburg, OH (Unit 413) and Patricia Ray whose last known address was 1915 Possum Hollow Rd, Batavia, OH 45103 (Unit 216) and D. Smith whose last known address was 575 High Point VA Moneta, Road, 24121 (Unit 104) and Daniel Gregory whose last known address was 4900 N Ash White Terrace, River, FL Crystal 34428 (Unit 102) and Cinda Carter whose last known address was 2008 Commons Circle Dr, Batavia, OH 45103 (Unit 426) and Anthony Ballard whose last known address was 11527 Wilson Road, Independ ence, KY 41051 (Unit 308). You are hereby notified that your personal property now in storage at Batavia Heights Storage, 1014 Hospital Drive, Batavia, OH, may be obtained by you for the balance due plus all other expenses within 15 days from the date of this notice. If at the end of 15 days items are not claimed, we reserve the right to dispose of stored property at our discretion. The last day to claim your property is September 23, 2010. If you have any questions or need more information please call Patty @ 732-1150 1001586605 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

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September 8, 2010

DEATHS Shirley Ann Webb

Shirley Ann Webb, 72, died Aug. 26. Survived by sister, Pearl Fritsch and her children Linda Fritsch, Jennifer (Jim) Oliver, Steven (Diane) Fritsch and Karen (Tom) Sparks; sister Doris (Jerry) Stemmer and her children Jeffrey, Mark (Kathy), Gregory and Christopher Stemmer and Kimberly (Zack) Bauwens; and special family friends Dan Smith and Tracy Saunier. Shirley will be cremated and interred at Spring Grove Cemetery. Memorials to: SPCA, 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249; or any humane society.

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Jazz and books

YMCA gets new look


The YMCA has a new logo in 2010.

For the first time in 43 years the Blue Ash YMCA and all of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati branches have an all new brand strategy that more clearly tells the story of how the YMCA is dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The strategy includes a new bold, active and welcoming logo that more accurately reflects who the YMCA has always been: a

vibrant, caring association of diverse people who are passionate about strengthening the foundations of the community. The new YMCA brand is a national change that is the result of more than two years of analysis and research by the YMCA of the USA. Locally, all of the branches will begin to incorporate the changes now with the transition completed by the end of 2011.

Trees, shrubs available from park district The Hamilton County Park District is accepting orders for the 2010 Native Tree Sale. A wide variety of trees and shrubs are available. The deadline is Sept. 10 and the plant pick up date is Sept. 18. Supplies are limited and tree availability is subject to change. Trees and shrubs

are $25 each. Pickup locations are at Farbach Werner Nature Preserve in Colerain Township, Sharon Woods in Sharonville and Woodland Mound in Anderson Township. For details or to order online, please visit For mail order, send a completed form and

payment to: Native Tree Sale, Hamilton County Park District, 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231. Make checks payable to the Hamilton County Park District. Charge orders can be faxed to 513923-3926. Call Nature's Niche for more information at 513-923-3665.


The Options Jazz Quartet, from left: Rusty Burge of Montgomery on vibes; Michael Sharfe of Colerain Township on bass; Garin Webb of North College Hill on tenor and soprano sax, and John Taylor of Dayton on drums, will perform at the opening of Jazz of the Month at the Main Library, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. Noted area jazz artists will perform on the second Saturday of each month in the Main Library’s Atrium as part of the Jazz of the Month Club, supported by internationally known saxophonist and authority on jazz education Jamey Aebersold. This is the fifth year Aebersold has generously supported these quality jazz performances at the Library.


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First Ave.: Joshua Chapter One LLC to Bramble Savings Bank; $28,000. 10801 Montgomery Road: Cycle City Inc. to Tri State Golf Carts LLC; $418,000. 11931 First Ave.: Skidmore Russell A. to Cain James Albert & Vickie

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Denise; $60,000. 11939 First Ave.: Skidmore Russell A. to Cain James Albert & Vickie Denise; $60,000. 12164 First Ave.: Joshua Chapter One LLC to Bramble Savings Bank; $28,000. 6519 Lewis Clark Trail: Sauby Michael E. & Judith M. to Rapp R. Paul & Holly; $275,000. 7129 Miami Hills Drive: Smith Thomas J. Tr & Robert A. Tr to Nath Stephen J. & Theresia M.; $200,000. 8729 Kenwood Road: Garza Enrique & Araceli to Prudential Relocation Inc.; $457,500. 8838 Kenwood Road: Mullaney Mary K. to Rajan Srikant & Gayatri; $285,000.

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GATLINBURG . Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

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