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Deer Park turns 100

Student getting dose of history Deer Park memories As Deer Park gets set to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2012, we want you to share your thoughts on the city. • How long have you lived in Deer Park? • What brought you to Deer Park? • What do you like best about the city? • What are some of your favorite Deer Park memories? Send an e-mail to suburban@, with “Deer Park Memories” in the subject line. Include a name and daytime phone number for publication.

Second half-century

Madeira residents celebrated the city’s centennial in 2010. Suburban Life paid tribute by sharing 100 historical and other fun facts about the city. Revisit the second 50 of those. SEE LIFE, B1

“One man I interviewed said ‘when an older person dies, it’s like a library closes.’ That told me it was important to do these interviews.” PROVIDED

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Students at Cincinnati Country Day School joined together for the school’s annual “all school wrap in” event. SEE SCHOOLS, A4

By Amanda Hopkins In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Deer Park, the business association is hosting a historical series that includes interviews with the city’s oldest citizens. Deer Park eighth-grader Jack Walker kicked off the first part of the historical series, interviewing some of his own family members

There’s a new face on Deer Park City Council. Deer Park Mayor David Collins swore in Dan Lehane to serve as Ward 3 representative. Lehane was selected to replace Mike Allen, who retired. “I want to get in and do the best job I can,” Lehane said. “I have big shoes to fill.” SEE STORY, A3

including his grandmother, Jo Ann Benhase Rohdenburg, from the Deer Park High School class of 1950 and a retired Deer Park teacher; his great uncle Bob Benhase, who left school to serve in the Navy during World War II; and another great-uncle, Don Benhase, from the Deer Park class of 1943. Walker said one of the most interesting stories he heard was that when his great-uncles were in school they would hunt and trap


By Amanda Hopkins

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with great kids, teachers and parents.” Ray Spicher Madeira High School principal

Share your memories of Madeira High School Principal Ray Spicher. Send them to, with “Ray Spicher Memories” in the subject line.

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Madeira High School principal Ray Spicher is retiring after 39 years in education. “He’s been a great leader,” Madeira school board President Kam Misleh said. Spicher has been principal at Madeira High School for three years. Before coming to Madeira, Spicher was principal for six years at Princeton High School. He worked in Cincinnati Public Schools for 30 years, including nine years as principal of Shroder Padeia.

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animals on the walk to school and then store the guns in their lockers during class. Walker interviewed the Deer Park residents because he is interested in pursuing history in his career. “One man I interviewed said, ‘when an older person dies, it’s like a library closes.’ That told me it was important to do these interviews,” Walker said. The interviews are included in an episode of the Deer Park Busi-

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January 12, 2011

Group dismissed from mine appeal

By Lisa Wakeland

Citizens Against Blasting on Our Miami (CABOOM) has been dismissed from an appeal that challenges the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals’ decision to approve an underground limestone mine near the intersection of Round Bottom and Broadwell roads. Martin Marietta Materials, the mine operator, challenged CABOOM’s standing in an appeal before the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. “The court finds an unincorporated association without an actual ownership interest in real property does not have standing to contest a decision of a Board of Zoning Appeals,” Magistrate Michael Bachman


CABOOM members Terry Garvin, left, Cathy Burger, David Burger, Krystel Burger, Lauren Hamilton and Bruce Burger sign petitions against an underground limestone mine at the first hearing in 2008. The mine opposition group has been dismissed from the appeal in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. wrote in his Dec. 23 decision. The 63 individual members of CABOOM, a mix of residents and business owners, remain as appellants

pending any further motions, Bachman wrote. Bachman also ruled that a resolution passed by the Hamilton County Commissioners in July be stricken

and not considered part of the administrative record. The resolution prohibits Martin Marietta from tunneling under county-owned Broadwell Road.

Martin Marietta’s motion to dismiss the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) from the case was both granted and denied. Bachman wrote that the BZA shall remain a party to the appeal, but shall not be considered an appellee. He also ruled that the Anderson Township Board of Trustees shall replace Anderson Township as an appellee. There are several other motions before the court and Bachman will address those in a separate decision, he wrote. Martin Marietta has moved to dismiss the villages of Terrace Park, Indian Hill and Newtown from the appeal, claiming the villages are not directly affected by the proposed mining operation any more than the public at large.

CABOOM and the villages have asked the court to compel the Board of Zoning Appeals to vacate its decision, claiming the Board attempted to rule on various zoning amendments that were outside of its jurisdiction thus making the mine’s approval illegal. The Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-2 to grant Martin Marietta a special zoning certificate to operate the underground limestone mine and variances to story explosive materials. Martin Marietta’s proposed mine is on 480-acres of property in northern Anderson Township, behind the Newtown Farm Market. The case was brought before the Board of Zoning Appeals in August 2008 and the decision was rendered in June 2010.

Deer Park police chief: Lock your car doors By Amanda Hopkins

Deer Park Police Chief Mike Schlie said most car break-ins happen when owners leave the doors unlocked. He said most thieves will move on from a car if the

door is locked, although there have been incidents of people taking loose change from vehicles. He told Deer Park City Council during the Jan. 3 council committee meeting that two arrests have been made – one juvenile and one adult – in connection with thefts in Blue

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Ash, Evendale, Wyoming and Deer Park. Schlie did not give specifics on the case, but encourages residents to be more aware and lock car doors. Mayor David Collins said motion sensor lights are also helpful for residents. He said the bright lights can

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deter criminals away from vehicles and houses. During the meeting, Deer Park safety services director Mike Berens announced the retirement of road foreman Steve Smith, effective Jan. 1. He said Chris Brinkman, an public works employee with Deer Park, will take

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Deer Park Police Chief Mike Schlie reminds residents to lock their cars to deter thieves. over the position. Berens said there will only be four full-time employees in the maintenance department with

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Committee mulling charter changes By Jeanne Houck

The Madeira Law and Safety Committee is mulling changes to the city charter proposed by a new citizens group that believes they would have prevented the kind of confusion that helped doom a recent taxrelated referendum-petition campaign. Members of “Madeira Citizens for Good Government,” the citizens group, have met a couple times with the committee to argue the charter be clarified so residents can mount a referendum campaign without having to hire an attorney to navigate the complexities of the city charter, state law and Ohio court rulings. “We hope to move forward in the next week or two with another meeting to nail down the loose ends, and then present the topic

to council,” said Vice Mayor Rick Brasington, chairman of the Law and Safety Committee. Madeira resident Scott Brow, a representative of Madeira Citizens for Good Government, said the referendum process used last fall to challenge a tax break offered developers of the Bradford Place landominium project and others failed residents. “The referendum petition failed due to Ohio case law rulings that are not listed in the Madeira charter or the Ohio Revised Code,” Brow said. “The Ohio Revised Code provides the ground rules for the Madeira charter. How is the average voter/resident supposed to keep up with Ohio case law rulings? “One of the statements I have heard repeatedly is, ‘you should get yourself a

l a w y e r, ’ ” Brow said. “Well, I say the intent of the referendum process in the Madeira Brow charter is to enforce representative government for all residents, not just those with enough cash for a legal counsel.” Madeira City Council approved a resolution in September offering a 15year, 50-percent tax abatement to property owners who make future improvements in a defined area near the central business district that includes the Bradford Place site off Euclid Avenue. Ohio law says anyone who wants to circulate a referendum petition in a city must first provide the city auditor with a certified copy of the resolution or ordinance they want to chal-

lenge. Madeira has no auditor. Organizers of the Madeira referendum drive instead gave a copy of the tax break resolution to the city clerk and proceeded to collect 925 signatures on the related referendum petition. Some 817 of the signatures were later deemed valid, enough to force city council to repeal the tax break or put it to a referendum vote. Madeira Law Director Robert Malloy said in October that the referendum petition was invalid because the citizens group should have given a certified copy of the tax break resolution to the city treasurer – not the city clerk – before circulating the petition. Malloy said an Ohio court ruling held that if a city does not have an auditor, the certified copy of the resolution or ordinance

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Breaking it down “Madeira Citizens for Good Government,” a group unhappy with the city’s referendum process, has suggested changes to the city charter. They include: • Defining what it means to certify a copy of a resolution or ordinance that residents who want to overturn the legislation need to file before they begin circulating petitions – an issue that prompted discussion during a recent, failed referendum campaign. being challenged must be filed with the city official who performs the duties of an auditor – in Madeira’s case, the treasurer. City Manager Tom Moeller said he expects the Law and Safety Committee to meet sometime during the week of Jan. 10 to work on finalizing its recommendations to city council. “Overall, I believe the committee is in agreement there are improvements to

• Establishing a longer length of time between when a group presents the city with a valid referendum petition and when city council votes to either repeal the legislation under fire or put it to a vote of residents. This would give the city more time to schedule an election instead of being forced to call a special election with its associated costs. • Specifying exactly what residents and city officials must do during a referendum-petition drive. the process being proposed,” Moeller said. “There are some technical issues which still need to be researched before a final recommendation is made.” Moeller said that if city council wants to put charter changes on the May 3 primary it must submit the issue to the Hamilton County Board of Elections by March 4. For more about your community visit

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Newest Deer Park Councilman Dan Lehane, right, is sworn in to office during the Jan. 3 council committee meeting by mayor David Collins. Lehane replaces Mike Allen, who retired at the end of December, as the Ward 3 representative.

Lehane sworn in on city council

By Amanda Hopkins

There’s a new face on Deer Park City Council. Deer Park Mayor David Collins swore in Dan Lehane to serve as Ward 3 representative. Lehane was selected to replace Mike Allen, who retired. “I want to get in and do the best job I can,” Lehane said. “I have big shoes to fill.” Lehane served on the planning and zoning committee in Deer Park. He was part of the committee when the zoning code was revised for the first time in 40 years in 2009. “It was about making people do the right thing,”


Dan Lehane, center, takes notes during the Jan. 3 Deer Park City Council committee meeting. Lehane replaced Allen as Ward 3 council representative when Allen retired at the end of December. Lehane is with safety services director Mike Berens, far left, and Councilman Shawn Gavin. CE-0000425200

Lehane said about the zoning code update. Lehane has lived in Deer Park area for 45 years and attended Deer Park High School. He has worked for 17 years with the Sycamore Township maintenance department. Lehane lives in Deer Park with his wife, Lisa. They have three children and four grandchildren. Allen announced his retirement from council in December. He said he knew he wouldn’t run for re-election in November and wants to spend time being “more retired.” Lehane will finish Allen’s term through the end of 2011. All seven members of council are up for re-election this November.

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“How long have you been in your community? What was the community like when you were first got here? “I have lived in Sycamore Township for nearly 26 years. When I moved to Sycamore Township, it was a diverse community with a small retail hub in Kenwood, and great residential neighborhoods in Kenwood and Dillonvale. The north section of the township was rural, and included a significant amount of farmland.” “How do you see

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With all of the changes of the last 10 years and the many that will come in the next 10, what keeps you in your community? “Sycamore Township is clearly one of the most desired, family friendly communities to live in throughout the entire Tristate area. Our services are second to none, our property taxes are lower than nearly every other community, and we do it all with no earnings tax. I can’t think of any community that I would rather call home. There certainly is “More” in Sycamore!”

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Deer Park High School students participated in Rachel's Challenge, a program that was founded in memory of Rachel Scott, one of the students killed at Columbine High School in Colorado by fellow classmates in 1999. The program challenges students to accept other students and to set positive examples for others. From left, sophomore Olivia Orse, junior Natasha Young, senior Casey Berling and sophomore Rachelle O'Hara. The girls were just four of the students are leading the challenge in Deer Park. Sophomore Rachelle O’Hara said the sessions helped her learn more about other students. O’Hara, sophomore Olivia Orse, junior Natasha Young and senior Casey Berling were four students who said they are working on activities that bring the student body together and making school a better and safer place. The students said just interacting with other stu-

dents helps. “You don’t have to talk, just listen,” Young said. Kramer said she is working with teachers and students about activities that will include the whole school. Some ideas are a bonfire, raising money for needy families and collecting pop tabs. “We start out with the smaller things to get to bigger things,” Kramer said.

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improve life at school for all students. The students were part of a presentation on “Rachel’s Challenge,” a program that was developed in memory of Rachel Scott. Scott was the first of 13 students killed at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 by classmates Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. The program is centered on Scott’s acts of kindness and the diaries she kept that were found after her death. Deer Park Junior/Senior High School Principal Erica Kramer and Dean of Students Jayson Bruce brought the program to the school. “This is a perfect opportunity for kids to put things in perspective,” Bruce said. The program includes a presentation on Scott’s life followed by small group sessions where students get the chance to open up to other students about friends, family, schools and other personal issues. The mission of “Rachel’s Challenge” is to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion in the school community. “It’s a change into a positive culture,” Bruce said.

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“What are your goals for the next 10 years? What direction would you like to see your community take?” “Our mission over the next 10 years is to expand high quality residential opportunities, expand public services without raising taxes, become more fiscally independent, expand and enhance our unique

retail district, improve the transportation network and community infrastructure, and create a higher quality of life for all of our residents, and greater economic opportunities for our businesses.”

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Sycamore Township including updated infrastructure (roads, utilities moved underground, as well as new circuits in several neighborhoods), vastly expanded recreational opportunities and a regional destination of world class shopping. The northern section of the

“Has the community regressed in some areas in the last 10 years?” “I would say no – we have one of the lowest property tax rates in Hamilton County because of the quality retail and commercial development, and nearly all areas of the township have actually seen an increase in property values. Services in the township have continued to improve and expand with no earnings tax.”

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Indian Hill orchestra students recently ventured into rock territory. The students performed a concert with Mark Wood, former orchestra master of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It’s the third time Wood, who also rehearsed with the students, has visited the Indian Hill Schools. “The star power is cool,” said freshman Delaney Smith, who plays the violin and viola and is a resident of Indian Hill. Smith said it was also an opportunity to explore a different type of music. “It’s nice playing some of

the more contemporary songs,” she said. Candace Putz, director of orchestras for Indian Hill schools and a resident of Symmes Township, said a diversity in music is important. “I feel students need to have a well-rounded musical education,” she said. “Along with the classics, they need to further their studies with rock and jazz.” Smith said Wood, who plays the electric violin, is very inspirational. “You’d think in two days (with him) you couldn’t pull a concert together, but his excitement and energy brings it together,” she said. The high school orchestra played Trans-Siberian


Trans-Siberian Orchestra lead violinist, Mark Wood rehearses with the orchestra from Indian Hill Middle School and High School. Orchestra material arranged by Wood for the concert. Freshman Sheena Kothari, who plays the violin and is a resident of Kenwood, said, “The music is more challenging, but it’s also very upbeat.”


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January 12, 2011

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Junior Mayur Patel, left, helps second-grader Tommy Conner line up the wrapping paper.

Second-grader Sam Pettengill, left, of Indian Hill and junior Charlie Warwick choose a candy cane-striped wrapping paper.

Holiday prep Students at Cincinnati Country Day School joined together for the school’s annual “all school wrap in” event. As in previous years, the older students worked with the younger ones in getting the gifts ready for delivery. All 750 students at the school participated. About 800 gifts were collected, which will go to local charities.

Second-grader Will Boggs makes sure he has enough tape.

Senior Jordan Komnick, left, assists second-grader Abby Blum.


Upper School Department Chairman Merle Black, left, adds another present to the stack. Also shown is junior Ellis Frederick of Indian Hill.

Second-grader Sanjay Luckwitz, right, watches junior Kyle Kistinger of Indian Hill add a bow as a finishing touch.

Second-grader Rodney Adkins, left, cuts while junior Josh Motley of Kenwood holds the paper. Second-grader Emma Swensson, left, and junior Ellis Frederick, both of Indian Hill, take over folding duties.




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The week at Indian Hill

• The Anderson boys basketball team beat Indian Hill 62-56, Jan. 4. Indian Hill’s topscorer was Austin Trout with 14 points, followed closely by Jon Griggs with 13 points.

The week at MND

• The Mount Notre Dame girls basketball team beat Landmark Christian 56-23, Jan. 4. MND’s Kathryn Reynolds was her team’s leading scorer with 29 points.

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The week at Madeira

• The Madeira girls basketball team beat New Richmond 41-33, Jan. 4. Madeira’s top-scorer was Emily Luther with 13 points. • The Mariemont boys basketball team beat Madeira 94-82, Jan. 4. Madeira won the 200 meter medley relay in 1 minute, 50.61 seconds. Madeira’s Max Mantkowski won the 200 meter individual medley in 2 minutes, 4.15 seconds; Stuart Marsh won the 100 meter flystroke in 57.84 seconds; Mantkowski won the 500 meter freestyle in 4 minutes, 58.10 seconds; and Kyle Williamson won the 1 meter dive. • In girls swimming, Mariemont beat Madeira 10867, Jan. 4. Madeira won the 20 meter medley relay in 1 minute, 59.30 seconds; Madeira’s Jenna Luthman won the 100 meter flystroke in 1 minute, 6.75 seconds; and Kuzniczci won the 1 meter dive.

The week at Moeller

• The St. Xavier boys bowling team beat Moeller 2,828-2,439, Jan. 4. Moeller’s Daniel Oehler bowled a 396.

The week at Deer Park

• The Deer Park boys bowling team beat Amelia 2,214-2,195, Jan. 5. Deer Park’s Rick McCormick bowled 438. On Jan. 6, Wyoming beat Deer Park 2,353-2,154. Deer Park’s Ric McCormick bowled a 394. • In girls bowling on Jan. 5, Amelia beat Deer Park 1,9871,969. Deer Park’s Coates bowled 317. On Jan. 6, Deer Park beat Wyoming 1,9971,327. Deer Park’s Kalina Procas bowled 307.

The week at Seven Hills

• The McNicholas boys basketball team beat Seven Hills 48-47, Jan. 4. Seven Hills’ top-scorer was Adimu HunterWoodard with 18 points.

The week at CCD

• The Cincinnati Country Day wrestling team placed 11th with a score of 31 in the Norwood Adam Cox Memorial, Jan. 3. • In boys swimming, Wyoming beat Cincinnati Country Day 112-52, Jan. 4. CCD won the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 40.81 seconds; Adams won the 200 meter freestyle in 1 minute, 59.05 seconds; and Warwick won the 100 meter flystroke in 59.27 seconds.

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Moeller’s future bright after trip

By Scott Springer

In the words of former NFL coach Dennis Green, “They are who we thought they were!” The Moeller Crusader basketball team is once again on top of the Greater Catholic League-South, the division they’ve won eight times since 2000. As is tradition, the Moeller boys wrapped up 2010 with an out-of-town tournament. From Dec. 27-30, the “Mighty Men of Moe” won four straight games to take the Challenge in Arizona. Coach Carl Kremer found the western competition a good primer for the rigors of the GCL. “The high schools out there are huge,” Kremer said. “Dobson High School, our first game, they’ve got a lot of tradition and success. It’s a school of about 4,500 kids. Mountain View, the final game we played, is very similar to that.” The only game that was close, was the finale. Moeller defeated Mesa Dobson 62-41, Phoenix Sunnyslope 64-40, Phoenix St. Mary’s 66-43 and Mountain View 36-35 for the title. “We take a trip every year,” Kremer said. “One year we’ll take a plane ride. The next year we’ll take a bus ride. We’ve been to all different types of places. It’s become a tradition for us. The one in Arizona was one of the best run tournaments.” The leaders in the Mesa tournament, were the usual suspects, seniors Alex Barlow and Charlie Byers. They’re two of Moeller’s three players averaging double digit points per game (junior Ben Galemmo is the other). Byers was first-team GCLSouth last season, while Barlow was second-team and the GCL defensive player of the year. “Those two guys, they’re both three-year starters,” said Kremer. “When two of your guards are three-year starters, you’ve got a chance to be pretty good.” Especially, when both guards come from a state runner-up squad.


Moeller’s Alex Barlow drives to the basket during the Crusaders basketball against Elder in December. Moeller finished 2010 by winning the Challenge in Arizona. Much like last year’s crew, the Crusaders don’t necessarily “wow” you in the layup line. With Griffin McKenzie now playing for the Xavier Musketeers, Moeller is even further discounted based on the pregame “tale of the tape.” However, most coaches will assure you that talent isn’t always measured in size. More than likely, some fans in Mesa made that mistake, particularly in the championship game when Kremer’s “gym rats” took down the “mountains” of Mountain View. “I’ve been blessed over the years with some really impressive looking teams. I think everybody expects that out of us,” said Kremer. “In our last game, we played the No. 1 team in the state of Arizona (Mountain View). They were big-6-7, 6-6, 6-5-big, strong kids. I think people questioned if we’d be able to guard them.” With four starters hovering

around the 6-foot mark (Byers, Barlow, Galemmo and Shaquille Jinks), the Crusaders obviously proved a lot of folks wrong. Junior center Tony Sabato is the only starter that ducks under any doorways at 6-6. “We’ve got some big guys that come off the bench, but they’re developing,” Kremer said. “This is more of a scrappy team – very similar to our team last year.” One of those in development is sophomore Josh Davenport. He’s a bit over 6-3 now, but is trying to pound in the GCL at around 160plus. From a school that has produced numerous Division I players (Byron Larkin, Josh Duncan, Tyler Dierkers, Ryan Childress, Troy Tabler, McKenzie, etc.) Davenport may be the next on the list. “He’s coming off the bench for us now,” Kremer said. “He’s got tremendous upside. He’s eventually going to be a Division I, perhaps


Moeller’s Josh Davenport (42) drives to the basket during the Crusaders basketball game at Elder in December. Moeller played in the Challenge in Arizona during the holidays. even a high-major player. He’s still learning how to defend at the level we want to defend at. And, his body’s still developing.” Next up for Kremer and the Crusaders is the “Big East” of high school hoops – the GCL. Sizing up the competition, Kremer looks no farther than North Bend Road. “I think La Salle is the cream of the crop,” Kremer said. “They’re very well coached and have a lot of weapons. They have a lot of guys that can score the ball. I clearly think they’re the favorite.” The Lancers and Crusaders hook up Friday, Jan. 21, at Moeller, and Friday, Feb. 18, at La Salle.

Madeira, Deer Park mat men opposites By Scott Springer

A few miles and some railroad tracks separate Madeira and Deer Park, but on the wrestling mat the difference between the Mustangs and Wildcats is in experience. Deer Park coach Matt Macke has no seniors. His juniors are all first-year wrestlers. Meantime, just a few turns off Galbraith Road, Jason Foley’s men of Madeira are loaded with seniors and are expected to battle with Reading for CHL grappling supremacy. Despite what appears to be an uphill climb, Deer Park’s Macke is still enjoying the ride with a couple of

nephews on the squad. He’s even coached his own son before but is glad that part of his career is over. “I’m enjoying it more now that I don’t have my son involved,” Macke said. “I don’t have to worry about him. It’s tough when you coach your own kid.” Macke’s new challenge is changing the sons of other fathers to men. “We’re extremely young and inexperienced,” Macke said. “A lot of the younger kids don’t want to step up and take the leadership role. They don’t have the experience, and it takes its toll on the entire team.” Having graduated seven seniors, the Wildcats strap on the tights with three jun-

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Brian Dotty of Deer Park checks the clock as he tries to pin Alex Sweeney of Indian Hill in the 125-pound match. The Wildcats are coached by Matt Macke.

iors, five sophomores and five freshmen. Macke’s top two performers are secondyear varsity participants Jake Macke (112) and Tad Morris (135). Both placed in sectionals last year (Macke third and Morris fifth). The hope for Macke is that Deer Park will reap the fruits of their labor in upcoming seasons. “The kids that I’ve got, they’re really getting serious and really working hard,” said Macke. “I think this group is more dedicated than kids we’ve had in the past at this younger age.” While Macke’s problem is youth, Jason Foley’s Madeira team sports experience and a degree of restlessness. A couple Mustangs were hurt early on, so Foley’s looking forward to proceeding in the Cincinnati Hills League at full throttle. “We started off the season with some injuries, but we have everybody back so we’re pretty pumped about that,” Foley said. With 15 years of coaching experience, the last four with Madeira varsity, Foley is experiencing what Deer Park’s Macke hopes to experience in coming years. His seniors have been around, know the system and are anxious to prove


Alvi Ibarra of Madeira scores a takedown at the Madeira Invitational. The Mustangs hosted 19 schools Jan.7-8. Ibarra is a sophomore coached by Jason Foley. their worth. “We have a bunch of seniors this year, so it’s a fun group that we’ve had all the way through,” Foley said. Leading the pack at 145pounds is Johnny Carpenter, who many feel is a favorite to win a state title. “He is definitely our goto guy,” said Foley of Carpenter. “He’s a senior and a three-time state placer. He was Madeira’s first-ever Coaches Classic winner.” Carpenter’s father and older brother were Madeira wrestlers, so the bloodlines are good.

Madeira’s other seniors are Luis Godines, Andrew Walsh, Paul Damschroder, Corey Phelps and Daniel Corgan. Plus, the cupboard is hardly bare after that as the Mustangs also feature two other district qualifiers (besides Carpenter) in junior Chance Manzler and sophomore Alvi Ibarra. After their Madeira Invitational meeting, Foley’s Mustangs will have another crack at perennial CHL frontrunner Reading in a trimatch on the Blue Devil mats Feb. 3.


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Avoiding tough decisions Visitors to Deerpark posted these comments to a story about what Deer Park officials envision in their community in the next 10 years: “All these things need to be done in Deer Park unfortunately they all require an increase in taxes which the people don’t have at the moment in this down economy. All indications are this historic recession will last another eight years and the citizens have been and will continue to be adversely affected by it. The hard decisions made by other communities need to made here, but they won’t. The ones in charge will continue to ask for more money instead of balancing the budget accordingly. There are less and less people pulling the wagon around here. Looks like Silverton will be in financial crisis next year. What’s next for us? Bailing them out again by merging police and services; which will ultimately result in raising our already ridiculously high taxes again. Maybe it’s time to turn this all over to Sycamore Township and give us a break. We share the same schools anyway and the streets are well maintained. Township property tax is

$221 with no earnings taxes, Deer Park is $564 plus earnings tax.” BillyJack452 “Merge with Silverton? At your own peril. If you can wade through all the double-speak in their December council meeting on ICRC, you’ll see they’re already tapping into their rainy day funds to stay afloat and trying to figure out how to pay off the massive loss they took on the brilliant Huntington Bank building fiasco. (City bought for a million, then sold for about half that a couple years later.) Stay on `em, Billy Jack!” bottomdrawer “BillyJack, I invite you to sit down with a city of Deer Park official and look at the books. There isn’t any fat to cut. Our city has operated lean and mean for many years. I live here and struggle every day to make ends meet. There is a fine line between cutting "fat" and cutting necessary services that keep Deer Park’s head above water. If you have any ideas to cut taxes while maintaining services to residents, all while repaving streets– let’s hear them! “I personally think Deer Park is a great city to raise a family. I would not move to the ‘West Chesters’ for anything, unless, of course, the powers that be listen to

CHATROOM Jan. 5 questions

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution that you actually kept? What was it? How did you accomplish it? “This is going to make me sound like a boring non-conformist, but I can’t remember ever making a serious New Year’s resolution, and then thinking about honoring it later in the year. “My own style in terms of ‘resolutions’ is to go with the moment, and not depend on a tradition like New Year’s. “It worked for me when I quit smoking, and it worked when I went on a brief diet to lose weight and started working out in 1980. “It just makes more sense to me that if there is something you need to change about yourself or your life you do it now and don’t wait for a holiday.” B.B. “I have always found New Year’s resolutions to be a waste of time and effort. It’s like giving something up for Lent. “As humans, we always revolve right back to our habits once the weather gets warmer and the Easter Bunny comes down the bunny trail. “I would encourage everyone to be kinder to others, look out for those in need and put a smile on your faces for the new year and make it last the entire year so it’s a habit not a resolution. “Happy New Year!” E.E.C. “One year, I decided to stop drinking pop (soda, soft drinks ...), mostly because my young daughter, now 12, asked me why it wasn’t good for her but it was good for me. “I went five years without any, and I can still count on one hand how many I have in a year. “I will drink a diet 7-Up if I get strep, a bad cold or the flu as it makes my throat feel better, but that is about it.” L.A.D.B. “In 2004 I gave up haggis and in 2007 I gave up lutefisk. Since

Next questions What is your favorite outdoor winter activity? What is your reaction to Marvin Lewis returning as the Bengals head coach? Every week Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. then I have successfully avoided the temptation to eat either.” J.Z. “I made one New Year’s resolution that I’ve kept for “I quit smoking cold turkey New Year’s Day 1967. That’s 44 years ago. “Best thing I ever did for myself and my family.” J.R.W. “Many years ago I made a New Years resolution that I would never again make a New Years Resolution. I have been able to keep that one (finally). Go figure!” T.D.T.

Your input welcome

You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: people who want to ‘turn it all over to Sycamore Township and give us a break.’ I for one will be moving out of my beloved Deer Park if this happens. Hamilton County Sherriff patrolling the streets, contracting for my own garbage pickup (which is more than what Deer Park residents pay). Also, unless you live and work in Sycamore Township, you pay earnings tax too!” dukewayne “Might want to look at the consultant’s report to Silverton on what measures needed to be done to return to fiscal solvency. Just ask to see it. Silverton’s council wrings their hands and refuses to make the recommended necessary adjustments and the end result is the financial mess they find themselves in for next year and the year after. If we have to bail them out again you will see an

What should be the top three priorities for your community’s elected officals this year? No responses.

The never-ending campaign Visitors to Madeira posted these comments to a story about Madeira resident David Krikorian, who twice tried to unseat Rep. Jean Schmidt, learning that the Federal Election Commission has decided to not act on a complaint filed against him by Schmidt’s campaign committee, and that a judge agreed to strike

As your state representative, I have made it my top priority to be attentive and responsive to the residents of the 35th House District. Throughout this General Assembly, I’ve heard from many individuals in our community who are concerned about Ohio’s economy and our ability to compete nationally. We will soon face very difficult decisions regarding the business climate and what we need to do to get back in the race for jobs, and I am eager to get to work on this front. In the meantime, I know that many of our friends and neighbors are in need a job right now, and I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of the many resources that can help you find your next career. The Internet plays a vital role in today’s job search, where job hunters can showcase their credentials and browse up-to-date job postings. Fully utilizing the Internet’s capabilities will help you maximize your opportunities to find a rewarding career, so I encourage you to visit This web site is a partnership

between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services a n d to provide updated job postings sorted by locaState Rep. tion or interest. Ron Maag It may be a good place to Community start your job Press guest search or to at columnist least post your résumé for employers to review. If you would like to participate in specialized workshops or counseling, you may consider visiting the SuperJobs Center in Cincinnati. The center offers seminars in resume-writing, interviewing skills, and how to make the most of your job search. There is also a resource room on site that has Internet access and standard office equipment, and you may participate in oneon-one career coaching as well. For more information, please call SuperJobs at 513-731-9800, visit, or stop in the office located at 1916 Cen-


“Not a Schmidt fan, but Krikorian is just a loser. He tried to change political parties to win and still lost.” Pure_Genius “Krikorian is a sad sad fellow. Is he a Democrat or a Republican? I don’t know because his primary colors change faster than a chameleon’s...” Zapotec “The lawsuit is still moving forward! Attorneys like to grandstand in their arguments and briefs, but the root cause still exists. As a result of the root cause we have a lawsuit. Can anyone imagine if this person won a seat in Congress? It would be similar to Steve Driehaus, ‘I’ll vote for anything improper and irresponsible.’” Hypedog “Also not a Schmidt fan. However, if you can’t beat Jean Schmidt in a race, it’s time to do something else. Like trash collection or septic tank cleaning. ‘Kirk’ is a world class, super loser.” GetOffMyPlanet

tral Parkway in Cincinnati. Another valuable resource is the Learning Express Library through the State Library of Ohio. The online library offers electronic courses on developing job search and networking skills, creating résumés and cover letters, interviewing, and how to stay competitive in an increasingly cutthroat job climate. You may also take courses to improve computer skills and take online practice tests to prepare for various certification exams. To check out this great resource, please visit I hope you find these resources helpful as you start or continue your job search. Feel free to contact my office at any time, and I will be more than happy to help you find the resources you need to get back to work. Remember – the Ohio House is the People’s House, and I’m here to serve your family’s needs. Rep. Ron Maag may be reached by calling (614) 644-6023, emailing, or by writing to State Rep. Ron Maag, at 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

QUOTEBOOK “The court finds an unincorporated association without an actual ownership interest in real property does not have standing to contest a decision of a Board of Zoning Appeals.”

provides the ground rules for the Madeira charter. How is the average voter/resident supposed “One man I interviewed said, to keep up with Ohio case law ‘when an older person dies, it’s rulings? like a library closes.’ That told me “One of the statements I have it was important to do these heard repeatedly is, ‘you should interviews.” Magistrate Michael Bachman get yourself a lawyer. Jack Walker in a Dec. 23 decision “Well, I say the intent of the Deer Park eighth-grader See Story, A2 referendum process in the See Story, A1 Madeira charter is to enforce “The referendum petition “I’ve had the opportunity to representative government for all failed due to Ohio case law work with great kids, teachers residents, not just those with rulings that are not listed in the and parents.” enough cash for a legal counsel.” Madeira charter or the Ohio Ray Spicher Madeira resident Scott Brow Madeira High School Principal Revised Code. See Story, A3 “The Ohio Revised Code See Story, A1

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“I don’t make New Year’s resolutions as I neveer keep them. Good way not to carry guilt for breaking the resolution.” R.A.R. “Yes. I made a resolution to quit smoking in 1995 and I did it simply by making up my mind that I was smarter than a cigarette (maybe not smarter than a fifth-grader), but definitely smarter than a piece of paper filled with tobacco buring on the end and smoking up everything in sight. “Guess mind over matter pays off after all.” B.S.

exodus. Dillonvale residents pay no more than Deer Park for garbage, have the same schools, and properly maintained streets; all for a lot less than the Deer Park residents pay. You don’t have to look very hard to cut fat. Look at what the people in the private sector have gone through these last four years and will continue to do so for the next eight. Cut pay, make some positions part time, freeze pensions, contribute more for medical, etc ...; it can’t be business as usual anymore because in the real world, where the revenue comes from, dictates that it can’t be. It is unsustainable at the present level.” BillyJack452

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Madeira centennial ‘C Notes’ worth a fortune Throughout 2010, Suburban Life recognized Madeira’s centennial with a weekly collection of trivia, memories and thoughts about the city. Here is that collection, from 51 to 100:

When Madeira was a village, Thomas 51 Fesmire was appointed chief of its new police department in 1942. Before that, elected town marshals were the top law enforcement officers.

The Madeira Fire Department bought 52 a Graham Dodge pumper in 1927 that cost $4,970 and was capable of


Mckenzie Rapp and Abby Mullins volunteered their time to make Lights, Camera, READ!, the STAFF PHOTO pumping 300 gallons of water per minute. library’s 37th annual summer reading program, a blockbuster success at the Madeira Branch The 2010 Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Fame class, from left: Ed Hausgen, Mary Lou Weber, Jane Kuykendall, Drew Cloran, Cathy and Charlie Schweppe and Alison DeWitt. Sen. Bob Dole visited Madeira in Library. August 1970 to support Robert Taft’s classrooms and an auditorium on the Centennial Committee and Old Horse campaign for the Senate. second floor at the Madeira School as of Productions Inc., invited the commuity to be 1925. After that year, students and faculty part of “Madeira Centennial Stories: A Father Joseph Albers was St. also enjoyed indoor plumbing at the school. Documentary Celebrating 100 Years of Gertrude’s first pastor, serving in Community and Growth.” 1925 and 1926. Three nuns from the St. Cecilia Dominican Mother House in Nashville When Madeira’s water was McDonald Commons Park, located came to Madeira when St. Gertrude School contaminated during the flood of off Dawson Road, was named for opened in 1934 to teach 40 students in former mayor Daniel McDonald, who served January 1937, the Madeira and Indian Hill grades one through eight. Fire Co. transported clean water from the from 1960 to 1977. The 17-acre park has Milford water mains to Madeira and Indian three baseball fields, three soccer fields, two During the Civil War, community Hill mains. tennis courts, playground equipment, a forefather Joseph A. Muchmore picnic shelter, a concession stand, a batting served with the Squirrel Hunters – a group of The George Meyer Lumber Co. cage and wooded areas. civilian volunteers formed to protect Greater warehouse on Miami Avenue burned Cincinnati from Confederate invasions. Jan. 29, 1967, causing hundreds of gallons FILE PHOTO During World War II the Madeira of paint and lacquer to explode. Firefighters McDonald Commons at the Madeira Millennium Plaza in Madeira. Parent-Teacher Association donated Before the Muchmore building on Miami from Madeira, Indian Hill, Silverton, Fairfax money for blackout shades and relief kits Avenue was razed in 1944, it hosted Members of the Madeira-Kenwood and Newtown helped fight the fire, which sent to Russia. The association was named numerous social gatherings – including Madeira High School was built on Jaycees youth Air Rifle Team – with caused an estimated $100,000-worth of the Madeira Mothers’ Club when it formed programs sponsored by the Odd Fellows Lodge Loannes Drive for $1.3 million in members as young as 8 years old – won damage but injured no one. in 1901 and admitted fathers into its and Madeira Lyceum – and held a dry-goods 1958. An addition was added in 1964. the Ohio air-rifle competition and placed membership when it joined the state and store operated by Elias Guerin Muchmore. 17th internationally in the spring of 1968. Will Crist, a student at Madeira national parent-teacher associations in W. Marshall Sellman was a teacher District School No. 6, was sledding 1924. The Madeira Swim and Tennis Club, who became principal of Madeira Madeira District No. 6 school, across Camargo Road during recess a new post office and a new public High School in 1938 and then popularly known as Camargo School, sometime in a winter c1900 when he Three classrooms and a cafeteria library branch all opened in 1960, when superintendent of schools in 1948. He was was built at the southwest corner of coasted right underneath a train. were added to the original St. Madeira celebrated 50 years of schools superintendent until 1966, Camargo Road and Miami Avenue in 1875 Gertrude School building in 1950. More incorporation. overseeing the construction of a new high and razed in 1914 to make way for a new One of Madeira School’s official 1911 additions were made in 1955 and 1958, school and a new elementary school. building. group picture of students includes a increasing the number of classrooms to 18. In 2009, the Miller House Museum dog – unnamed – in the front row. It looks hosted the first wedding on its grounds. Madeira annexed the south Kenwood Madeira High School opened in like a collie. Officer Russell Ward was honored by area in 1970, giving Madeira its September 1922. Before that, most the city and the Standard Oil Co. in Miami Avenue was rebuilt as a hardcurrent boundaries. local youths who wanted a high school Madeira’s Clarence DeMar won his 1968 after he foiled a burglary at the surface road in 1927 to make driving degree attended Withrow High School on a first Boston Marathon in 1911 and Madeira Sohio gas station and arrested easier for the increasing number of people Madeira committed to being a familytuition basis. went on to win a record six more times. He three people. with automobiles. friendly community by decreeing that came in third in the Olympics marathon in most residential zoning would be for singleMany students attending high school 1924. During the Civil War, prominent Madeira broke ground on family homes – a decision upheld by the outside Madeira before Madeira High Madeira resident Joseph A. improvements to Miami Avenue in Ohio Supreme Court in 1978. School was built bought monthly train The Camargo Bank of Madeira, Muchmore served with the Squirrel Hunters, May 1963 that were among a group of passes to pursue their education. formerly at the corner of Miami and who were civilian volunteers who tried to improvements designed to keep the city Nadine Wilson coached girls athletics Laurel avenues, was written up in “Ripley’s protect Greater Cincinnati from Confederate thriving. The improvements – which at Madeira High School for many Madeira was a small collection of Believe It or Not!” as the world’s smallest invasions. included upgrading the sewer system and years and was inducted into the Madeira farms until the Marietta and bank. A pharmacy is on the property now. installing curbs on most secondary streets – High School Athletic Hall of Fame its Cincinnati Railroad opened a freight station The Confederate Morgan’s Raiders were completed by the end of 1963. along its new tracks in Madeira in 1866. Madeira city hall at Miami and Euclid inaugural year, 1991, along with Les “Doc” swept through northern sections of Voshell, Perry Ancona, William Klenk, Walter avenues used to be a Methodist Madeira in 1863, robbing residents of In 1857, Camargo Road was Farrington and James C. Perin. The Cincinnati and Columbus electric church and was dedicated in 1958 in horses and bridles. converted from a rutted trail to a interurban streetcar line also helped ceremonies featuring then-mayor Russell road, and tolls were charged for passage. James C. Perin, who graduated from push Madeira’s population growth. The Patten. St. Gertrude Church on Shawnee Run Madeira High School in 1930, served streetcar line arrived in Madeira in 1906. Road of celebrated its first Mass in John L. Hosbrook and John D. Moore on the Madeira Board of Education from Between 1910 and 1930, the number of Russell Patten ushered in a charter 1925. began to lay out the village of 1942 to 1974. people in the village rose from about 500 to form of government when he was Madeira in 1871 around previously 1,165. (The Indian Hill Historical Society mayor in 1958 and 1959. St. Gertrude Church was holding 10 constructed roads such as Montgomery and In 1931, a public library started in says that although an interurban rail line Masses each Sunday because of the Plainville, which became Miami Avenue. Madeira. Located on Laurel Avenue, it that began serving Madeira in 1906 was Pioneers began worshiping at number of parishioners in 1958 when plans was a branch of the Madisonville Library. called the Cincinnati & Columbus Traction McCullum School on Shawnee Run were launched for an expanded church, Muchmore and Son general store Carol Hauss was the first librarian. Line, it never reached Columbus. The line Road around 1849. The stone building was which was dedicated in 1961. was the primary business in closed in the early 1920s after reaching constructed 10 years earlier and is the Madeira in 1874, when land agent Richard The newly formed Madeira Alumni Hillsboro, the historical society says. The line oldest structure in Madeira. Can you tell your favorite Madeira Nelson wrote a book called Suburban Association held a moonlight boat used to run through Redbird Hollow, the story in two minutes or less? Would Homes to attract people to communities The Methodist Episcopal Church was ride in 1941. There was no moonlight, then- home of one of Indian Hill’s many paths you like to be considered for a multi-media along the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad president Elmer Rohman said at the time. along ridges and through forests.) built on the southeast corner of documentary about our hometown? Here is line. Laurel Avenue and Center Street in 1873 on The group is still active. your only chance. The Madeira Historical Coal-fired furnaces warmed four a lot that cost $100. Society, in cooperation with the Madeira When the branch library in Madeira classrooms on the first floor and two city hall became too cramped the Hamilton County Library Board considered opening a branch at two locations: Shawnee Run and Miami Avenue in Columbia Township and Miami and Euclid avenues in Madeira. Madeira won the library after city council offered the board $30,000 over a 10-year period. The new library opened in 1965.

















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Sylvia Maxfield was queen of a 83 parade marking Madeira’s 50th birthday in 1960.

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Quarter Auction, 7-9 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Refreshments available. Split-the-pot and Queen Paddle for free bidding all night. Items from vendors such as Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, lia sophia, Avon, Arbonne, Tupperware, Gold Canyon and more. Benefits Teen Challenge. $2. Presented by Cincinnati North Networking Group. 965-1806; Loveland.


An Evening with Mark Twain, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


New Year, New You 2011, 6-9 p.m., Mitchell’s Salon, 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Makeover event featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres, shopping, Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa services and latest trends in fashion for 2011. Free. Registration available online. Presented by Cincy Chic. 793-0900; Kenwood. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 1 5



Vibrant Winter Vegetables, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, With Dan Berger owner and chef of Maple Grove Farm Catering in Lebanon. Tasty recipes for red cabbage, carrots, Turkish cauliflower, salad greens and sweet potato. $40. Registration required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.


Women on Weights, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through March 3. Focus on losing weight, decreasing body fat percentage and increasing strength and flexibility. Ages 18 and up. $200, $160 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.


Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 10635 Techwood Circle, Free. 769-6201. Blue Ash.


An Evening with Mark Twain, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Preview, all seats $10. By Samuel Langhorne Clemens, directed by Eleanor Shepherd and starring Bill Hartnett as Mark Twain. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 6841236; Columbia Township.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J A N . 1 4


Cardio Dance Party, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Highenergy class with mix of dance styles including jazz, Latin, hip hop and more. First class free. $40 for five-class punch card; $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. Through Aug. 27. 533-9498. Oakley.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.

Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Small group discussions of type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

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MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Blue Birds Big Band, 9 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, $3. 871-5779. Columbia Tusculum.


Birding at Armleder, 4:30 p.m., Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex, 5057 Wooster Pike, Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Linwood.


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


An Evening with Mark Twain, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Hang at the J, 7-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Indoor water park, games, dinner, movie and snack. Wear gym shoes and socks and bring swimsuit and towel. Children only. $27, $20 siblings; $20, $15 siblings for members. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village.


Grand Slam Saturday Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Green Diamond Club, 9366 Montgomery Road, For parents of children ages 10 and under in Jewish community, in which at least one partner is Jewish. Includes favorite ballpark fare, beer and other beverages and memorabilia including rare items from Hall of Famers such as MickBrowning ey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Joe Morgan and more. Tom Browning, former Reds pitcher, special guest. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Shalom Family. 703-3343. Montgomery. Saturday Night Staycation, 9-11:59 p.m., Grand Sands, 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road, Tropical drinks and appetizers, music, mechanical surfboard and more. For Jewish young professionals ages 21-35. Non-Jewish significant others welcome. Family friendly. Free. Registration required by Jan. 13. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 3730300. Symmes Township.


Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Room 206. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. 583-1248. Hyde Park. S U N D A Y, J A N . 1 6

EDUCATION Good Earth Good Eats, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Breadmaking for the Family: Adults with children ages 6-12 pair up to learn how to make whole-grain bread. Bring aprons. $75 pair, call for individual’s price. Registration recommended. 6832340; Loveland.



An Evening with Mark Twain, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Dis/Troy, 1-2 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Based on Homer’s “The Iliad.”. Free. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 7617500; Amberley Village.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., 12-step group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. Through Jan. 30. 231-0733; Oakley. Divorce Care, 6 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., With 13-week seminar, find help, discover hope and experience healing. $15. Registration requested. 871-1345; Hyde Park. M O N D A Y, J A N . 1 7


Lil’ Chef’s Camp Crazyfood, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Fun-filled food adventure for grades 1-4. Cook variety of kid-tested recipes, including making your own lunch and snacks under direction of registered dietitian. Includes games and crafts. $55, $45 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. Karaoke NOW, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Mount Lookout Tavern, 3209 Linwood Ave., With DJ Konnann. Six for $10 buckets, $3 shots all night and $2.50 Coors Light bottles. 871-9633. Mount Lookout.


A Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Session, an interactive and educational children’s chamber music series for preschoolers and their families, is scheduled for 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 22, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. The session is for ages 2 to 6. Cost is $12 for a flexbook of four tickets; or $4. Call 381-6868 or visit


MLK Day Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Water park, games gym, crafts and new Club J room. Ages 0-6. $58, $48 members; add $6 for before care and $8 for after care or $12 for both. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 1 8

BUSINESS SEMINARS Job Skills Retraining and WIA Informational Meeting, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Discuss Job Skills Retraining and Workforce Investment Act funding for those who are out of work and how one can apply for $5,000 in training dollars. Free. 825-1555; Hyde Park. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


If You Knew Sushi, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Jeff Simmons shares his wealth of information about the best kinds of seafood to use for sushi and the best techniques for making and serving it at home. $50. Registration required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.




Karaoke NOW, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Mount Lookout Tavern, 871-9633. Mount Lookout.


Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories, finger plays and singalongs. Ages 2 and up. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.



Faux Frenchmen, 6:30-9 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, 871-5779; Columbia Tusculum. Happiest Baby on the Block, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, How to turn on your newborn’s calming reflex, the “off-switch” for crying. Includes a parent kit containing Happiest Baby on the Block DVD. $50 per couple. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

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Eastside Neighborhood 912 Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Discuss constitutional matters, current events and avenues of citizen activism. Group’s goal is to educate public about Constitution, government and impact of government policies on lives of citizens. Free. 859240-3702; Madeira. Burgers: Taken to the Next Level, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Chris Weist, Catering Chef for McHale’s Catering, shares recipes and strategies for the best burger in town. Recipes include beef, bison and shrimp burgers with duck fat French fries and Belgian chocolate shake. $45. 4896400; Symmes Township.


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Prevent Disease with Health Screenings, 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Discussion on preventative health care with Dr. Scott E. Woods, associate program director for the Bethesda Family Medicine Residency Program and Pavilion Medical Advisory Board member. Ages 18 and up. $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Preschool and Kindergarten Open House, 6:30-8 p.m., Rockwern Academy, 8401 Montgomery Road, Community Jewish day school offering superior and balanced academic program that is integrated with and informed by Jewish culture, values and identity. Personal tours available. Free. Sitter service available with advance registration. 984-3770; Kenwood. T H U R S D A Y, J A N . 2 0

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Tu B’shvat Celebration 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Includes dedication of PJ Patch, new kids play area. Stories, crafts, music and more. Ages 6 months-5 1/2 years and parent or caregiver. Free. 761-7500. Amberley Village.

Advanced Weight Training, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Feb. 8. Learn new exercises and tricks to help you take next step toward your conditioning goals. Ages 18 and up. $200, $160 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


Healthy-U, 2 p.m., Madisonville Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Road, All chronic diseases. A small group workshop led by facilitators focusing on problem solving and building self-confidence to help people maintain their health and manage chronic health conditions. Participants meet for 2.5 hours, once a week for six weeks, and learn simple ways to control their symptoms. Registration required. Presented by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. 352-4012 or 4768852; Madisonville.


Open Mic with LoopManDan, 8:30 p.m.midnight, Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, All musicians welcome, bring your instrument. Free. 871-5779. Columbia Tusculum.



Latin and ballroom dance set ablaze in “Burn the Floor,” a direct-from-Broadway live dance spectacular. It is Jan. 18-30 at the Aronoff Center and features “So You Think You Can Dance” alums Ashleigh Di Lello, Ryan Di Lello, Robbie Kmetoni, Janette Manrara and Karen Hauer. “American Idol” second runner-up Vonzell Solomon is the show’s female vocalist. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $22.50$62.50. Call 800-982-2787 or visit

Newborn Massage, 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn therapeutic massage techniques to comfort and soothe your newborn baby, which may improve your baby’s digestion and lead to more restful sleep. Recommended for infants up to 4 months. Ages 21 and up. $40 couple, $25 single. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.


The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular comes to the Taft Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. This Elvis birthday tour features Shawn Klush, pictured, Donny Edwards, Brandon Bennett, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer DJ Fontana, The Sweet Inspirations and The Fabulous Ambassadors. For information visit For tickets visit or call 877-598-8497.


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Some characteristics of a mature and immature religion The first time I read the statement years ago I was stunned. In his book, “The Individual and His Religion,” Gordon Allport, former chairman of the Social Relations Department at Harvard University, wrote, “In probably no region of personality do we find as many residues of childhood as in the religious attitudes of adults.” Bluntly stated, “We are more childish in our religious thinking than we are in other areas of human endeavor.” Recalling this bold statement is not to diminish religion or religious-minded people. It’s to encourage spiritual growth in a culture that is increasingly becoming more spiritually illiterate. Our spiritual development has great importance. In a practical way it helps us deal with various momentous issues that confront us in life. Without it we are left illequipped to deal with the mighty questions about life, suffering,

death, contemporary moral problems, tragedies, interior peace, coping with illness, etc. In other areas of life we become rather Father Lou skilled and profiGuntzelman cient. But all the Perspectives while we hang on to childish ways of understanding God and the spiritual dimension of our nature. For centuries, theology (the study of God) was considered the “Queen of the Sciences.” Why? Because God is the ultimate mystery. Long ago, St. Anselm described God as, “The One beyond what is able to be thought.” God is the deepest exploration the human mind can make. Yet today many boringly say, “Been there; done that; I explored

between essentials and lessimportant accidentals. This aspect of mature spirituality should grow over time and become more and more free of the ego-centric concerns of childhood when we used religion just “to get what we want” or considered God a Divine Dispenser.

God when I was in Sunday school or elementary school” – thereby fulfilling Allport’s findings about adults. So, in the face of death, suffering or serious problems, we tend to despair. Childhood insights and an undeveloped faith just don’t suffice. Instead, questions are posed asking, “Why is God doing this to me?” – as though God likes to see us suffer. We settle moral struggles with simplistic solutions, “This is a free country and I have my rights to do what I want!” We stop praying because, “God never gives me what I ask for, anyway.” In his book, Allport suggests some characteristics of a more mature, adult-like faith. Several of his characteristics are:

2) “Dynamic” is another attribute of the religion of maturity. This means that our beliefs are so much ours that they actually affect and direct our lives, motives and behavior. As some say, “We walk what we talk.” At the same time a mature religion is balanced, not fanatical or compulsive, and has a realistic view of life and our humanness. 3) “Heuristic” is a third characteristic Allport proposes of a mature religion. This means that with time, more study and scriptural attentiveness, some beliefs are dropped or open up to deeper

1) “Well differentiated.” This means our personal spiritual beliefs are reflective and critical, recognizing the difference

understanding. This necessitates that we eventually lay aside some childish concepts in order to expand our smaller thoughts for grander, more divine ones. Adults who are growing more mature in their religion keep realizing that the God they thought they knew was far too small. St. Paul testifies to this aspect when he writes: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became an adult I put away childish ways.” (1Corinthians 13:11) “The religion of maturity makes the affirmation ‘God is,’ but only the religion of immaturity will insist, ‘God is precisely what I say He is,’” states Allport. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Bone Voyage Jazz Band in Xavier concert Jan. 23 The Bone Voyage Jazz Band, familiar to fans in Blue Ash, will head downtown for a special concert at Xavier

Universiy this month. The seven-member ensemble, which has held forth at the Cactus Pear


Members of the Bone Voyage Jazz Band play regularly at Cactus Pear in Blue Ash. From left: Dave Petrik, David Haldeman, Tom Hyatt, Steve Strider, Jim Clark and Bart Johnson. Not pictured, Joe Lucasik. pictured).

Southwest Bistro in Blue Ash on Thursday nights since the restaurant opened in 2005, will take the Xavier Student Center Theater stage at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, in the university’s popular Masters of Swing Series. Bone Voyage is noted for its versatility, belting out New Orleans classics from the Roaring 20s, reprising numbers from the Big Band Era or serving up its own arrangements of mainstream or Latin jazz. The group transitions from vintage jazz stompers like Louis Armstrong’s Struttin’ With Some

trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals, while Petrik adds vibes to the mix. Joe Lucasik, a favorite with the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, now also swings regularly with Bone Voyage on clarinet and sax.They are backed by Jim Clark on piano, Steve Strider

Barbecue to mellow arrangements from the Four Freshmen without missing a beat. Co-leaders Tom Hyatt and David Haldeman both play trombone, as does Dave Petrik – hence the whimsical “Bone Voyage” name. Hyatt multitasks musically on

on drums and Bart Johnson on string bass. Tickets for the Xavier concert, labeled “Swing that Music,” are $25; seniors are $22, students $3. For tickets or information, call (513) 745-3161


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Bring on the biblical barley for healthier meals

Easy chicken soup for

the kids to help make

Getting the little ones involved in cooking makes them more adventurous and more apt to eat healthy. Keep the leaves on the celery – they contain calcium.

2 cans, 14 oz. each, chicken broth plus enough water to equal 4 cups liquid 1 carrot, sliced or handful or some shredded carrots 1 rib celery, sliced 1 ⁄2 cup alphabet pasta, whole grain if possible Chopped or shredded cooked chicken: a couple of cups Salt and pepper to taste Bring broth, carrot and celery to a boil. Stir pasta and chicken into broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen:

Any kind of pasta will do, or rice or noodles Rice: to rinse or not? Check out my blog at

Fast broccoli cheese soup

1 cup chopped onion 6 tablespoons each: melted butter and flour 4 cups chicken broth 16-20 oz. chopped frozen broccoli, thawed

1 cup milk or cream or more if needed 1 can cream of chicken soup Salt and pepper to taste Sauté onion in butter until tender. Add flour and stir. It will be lumpy. Gradually stir in broth and broccoli. Cook until broccoli is tender, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and stir in milk and soup. Season to taste.

Not your mama’s Ezekiel bread

I shared this recipe with Brian Patrick of Sacred Heart radio during my weekly segments on Bible foods and herbs. You can buy Ezekiel bread or make it yourself. It typically contains barley, spelt, wheat, beans, lentils and millet. It’s a yeasted bread, which takes some time to make. The ingredients are ground into a flour, or sometimes allowed to sprout before using in the bread. Check out my online column for the yeasted recipe. Here’s one, though, that is delicious and quick and contains nutritious grains. It’s a quick bread and really delicious. The millet gives it a won-


Ezekiel bread contains barley, spelt, wheat, beans, lentils and millet. derful crunch and has iron. Barley is great for lowering cholesterol and, as a low sodium food, helps lower blood pressure. Wheat germ is good for your heat and bones. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 3 cups self rising flour 2 tablespoons each: quick cooking barley, wheat germ and millet * 2 tablespoons honey 1 can, 12 oz., beer (I used light beer) 2 tablespoons butter or

substitute, melted Mix flour and grains together. Add honey and then stir in beer. Don’t overmix. You’ll get a thick, lumpy batter. Pour into sprayed loaf pan. Pour melted butter over. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. *Tip from Rita’s kitchen: bread is delicious even without the grains, but it won’t be Ezekiel bread. Also, substitute 2 cups buttermilk if you like for the beer. More good soup and

bread recipes are in my online column at The real deal, from scratch soups and bread • Beef barley mushroom soup • My clone of Panera’s broccoli cheese soup • Real Ezekiel bread Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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The winners of Madeira’s annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest will be recognized at the Jan. 24 city council meeting. Ed and Mary Beudoin of Redondo Court were the win-

ners in the Beauty and Elegance of the Season category. Charles and Jana Wilson of Hosbrook Road won in the Fantasy category. Keith and Judy Andrews of Rollaway Road won in the True Holiday Spirit category.

Debbie Gardner hosting selfdefense class in Sycamore Self defense expert and Survive Institute director Debbie Gardner will present her self defense seminar at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Community Room in the Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex on Deerfield Road. The seminar is part of Sycamore Township’s Community Education Classes series. The seminar is a courage based program that teaches personal protection information that could help during

an attack. It covers simple techniques for protection, including the power of breathing and how to focus when faced with dangerous situations. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested. The cost of the program is $10 for residents, and $20 for non residents. Call Debbie Campbell at Sycamore Township at 792-7259, or email, for information and registration.

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One of the most worthw h i l e things I do each week is talk to B r i a n Patrick on Rita S a c r e d Heikenfeld Heat radio ThursRita’s kitchen on day mornings during the Sonrise Morning Show (740AM at 7:20 a.m.). The topic is foods and herbs of the Bible, how they were used in Bible days and how we can use them today. What I’ve found is that many of the health foods we should be eating today have their roots in the Bible. Take barley, for instance. It’s been a health-giving staple since antiquity and it’s all the trend today to use it in soups, pilafs and breads. And since today is a soup and bread kind of day, I’m sharing my version of Ezekiel quick bread using barley. Try the bread with one of these soups, and you’ll have a really good meal.

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Glendale resident shares Heartfelt message for women’s health By Kelly McBride

“Did you know that heart disease is the No.1 killer of women?” Cyndi Brown asks everyone who calls her. It’s her voicemail message, and the message she shares with others every day. Brown, of Glendale, has devoted herself to women’s awareness of their heart health, and has planned a fundraiser as part of her participation in WomenHeart, a national organization that focuses on prevention and early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of women’s heart disease. Though the invitation event may bring a handful of women to Glendale’s Piccolo wine room on Jan. 16, her message is much larger. “This event is to bring awareness of heart disease and promote the organization that educates, legislates and advocates for women with heart disease,” Brown said. One challenge, she said, is informing people that not all heart disease is blocked arteries. “Men and women are different, and there are many types of heart disease,” Brown said. Because of that, she said, women are often dismissed when they report symptoms, and potential heart disease may not be detected early or at all. “If there is something that feels not right, don’t take ‘no’ for an answer,” she advised. Brown, now 57, knows about this struggle firsthand. Six years ago, she began to recognize unusual fatigue, heaviness in her chest and irregular heartbeat. “I couldn’t golf or walk up the stairs,” she said. “These are things I could do


Cyndi Brown is planning a fundraiser to benefit WomenHeart. my whole life, and I wasn’t that old. “Why was I feeling this way?” She went to several doctors, and struggled to advocate for herself and her symptoms before discovering genetic anomalies that have led to years of treatment. That’s why she became involved with WomenHeart. The organization was founded in 1999 by three women who had heart attacks when they were in their 40s. The trio, who lived in California, New York and Washington, D.C., formed a bond that spans the country, working to empower women who have heart disease. According to their webs i t e ,, their obstacles included misdiagnosis, social isolation and the realization that few services and information were available for women with heart disease. Today, the organization boasts thousands of

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Take precautions to avoid viral infections During winter months, most attention is focused on preventing colds and flu. Hamilton County Public Health wants everyone to take precautions to avoid other viral infections that are also prevalent during this season. Viral infections causing diarrhea and vomiting are a type of gastrointestinal illness – commonly referred to as stomach bugs – occurring frequently during winter months as people spend more time indoors and in close proximity with others. Noroviruses, the most common cause of infectious gastrointestinal illness, are very contagious and spread easily from person to person. The virus is found in the stool and vomit of infected people. People can become infected in several ways, including eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated by infected food preparers, touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus and then touching their mouth before hand washing, or

having direct contact with another person who is infected and then touching their mouth before hand washing. People can also become infected if an ill person vomits nearby and the virus becomes airborne. Norovirus has been known to spread rapidly in nursing homes, daycare centers and cruise ships. Symptoms typically include sudden onset of diarrhea and vomiting, which can be accompanied by nausea, fever, headache and fatigue. These infections are not usually serious and most people recover within one to two days. Dehydration can be a health risk, especially among the elderly, infants, and people with other illnesses. Hamilton County Public Health recommends the following precautions to stay healthy: Wash your hands thoroughly and often: Hand washing is the single most important way to stop the spread of disease. Hands should be washed using soap and warm water.

Scrub hands until a good lather is present then rinse and towel dry. Use alcoholbased hand sanitizer when hand washing facilities are unavailable. Always wash hands: • after using the toilet or changing diapers; • before eating and preparing food; • wash hands more often when someone in your home is sick. Avoid unnecessary close contact with ill persons: If someone is ill in your home increase frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces such as doorknobs, faucets, sinks, toilets, phones and light switches. If you experience diarrhea and vomiting: • Stay home from work, school, errands and other activities. • Increase fluid intake by consuming water, juices, sports drinks and broth-based soups. • Avoid preparing food for others while symptomatic and for three days after recovery.


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Ascension Lutheran Church

The church is participating in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Malaria Campaign. The campaign focuses on the prevention, treatment and containment of malaria. The children of the Sunday School and the Wheel of Friendship women’s group are making special donations along with general donations from members of the congregation. The Monday morning Women’s Bible Study is beginning a new study called Encouraging One Another. The women meet from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. to share prayer concerns and praises and to study the Bible together. Babysitting is available and guests are welcome.


January 12, 2011 Worship services with Holy Communion are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Christian education for all ages is 9:45 a.m. The church welcomes all people from Montgomery and surrounding communities to participate in worship and other activities. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, m.

Brecon United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome.

The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of God of Prophecy

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Social Security, Medicare, and LongTerm Care issues will be discussed in this short-term class from 6-7 p.m., Wednesday evenings, Jan. 12, 19 and 26. Call the church to make a reservation.

New member classes begin with a Meet the Pastors gathering at 11 a.m., Jan 16. Call the church of details. Moms Group meets from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25. All are welcome. Children’s programs are 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call for details. Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

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

Epiphany United Methodist Church




Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies. Upcoming dates include Jan. 24, Feb. 14, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 18 and Aug. 15. The church is located at 7701 Kenwood Road; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

Blending Contemporary & Traditional

Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m.


“Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God�

New Loca on! 3950 Newtown Road


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible


Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm


ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

9:15 Equipping Service ¡ 10:45 Exploring Service INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894


Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

The Greater Cincinnati

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

$4,000 Guaranteed

Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259

Fri, Sat Nights

Save the Animals Foundation BINGO

11330 Williamson Rd. off Cornell, in Blue Ash 6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-231-3946

TUESDAY & FRIDAY Evenings - Doors Open 6pm

Preliminary Games 7:00pm - Reg Games 7:30pm OVER 25 DIFFERENT INSTANTS

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.

9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

Building Homes Relationships & Families

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Babysitter Provided 9:45 Christian Education Hour for all ages

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Pastor Josh Miller Visit our website at:

Good Shepherd (ELCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.

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


UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The Methodist Way: The Practices of a Methodist"

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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN



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

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

Lose weight with zumba & ballroom! Losing 500-1,000 calories an hour!


Dare to Dance will help you to work off that holiday guilt!


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

Church of God


Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care


Instant Players Dream Hall Bingo Payout Each Night! $10 - 6-36 Faces $20 - 90 Faces Computer

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 871-0245 3035 Erie Ave

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.


Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954

3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy


Classes for all ages.



6:00pm - Buffet Dinner 6:45pm - Programs and



9:30am & 11:00am

Worship and Small Group Classes for all ages.

The church has a new contemporary worship service, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Dare to Dance is Cincinnati’s Largest Dance Studio!


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street 271-8442

Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648

Jeff Hill • Minister

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

Child Care provided

The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church will be “adopting� families from the West End and is seeking donations of food, gifts and money. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Rombe’s in Blue Ash. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays, 1011 a.m. The Order of St. Luke is studying the 26 miracles of Jesus and how they apply to life today. Meetings are from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the library. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

The church is ringing in the new year with the sermon series “More Like Jesus This Year,� adapted from a series by Rick Warren. On Jan. 16, the sermon, “Stress-free Christlike Living� will be based on John 8:12-14 and 28-30. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and child care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

SonRise Community Church

The church is offering a free spaghetti dinner for those who are having financial difficulties. The dinner is offered on the last Thursday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served until 7. The meal is prepared by a small group of volunteers from the church and is served at the SonRise Community Church Office Building, formerly the Bridge Cafe, 203 Mill St., Milford. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Call Dale at 543-9008 with questions. The church has moved into a new building, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45227 (between Terrace Park and Mariemont). Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.

Sycamore Christian Church

Temple Sholom


Vineyard Community Church Sunday 10:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556


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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.

(Newtown) Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

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Temple Sholom will hold a special Munchkin Minyan Shabbat Service at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 15. This service will be a new and exciting Shabbat experience for families with young children. Join us for some singing, dancing, storytelling, art projects and more as we celebrate Shabbat together in a service led by student Rabbi David Gerber. This service will be for children ages 0-7 (siblings welcome) and open to the whole community. Temple Sholom is at 3100 Longmeadow Lane in Amberley Village. Visit for more information. Temple Sholom is at 3100 Longmeadow Lane in Amberley Village; 791-1330;


Suburban Life

January 12, 2011

Snacks can be harmful to your ‘hungry’ pets “Whatcha eating?” Nipper, my Cocker Spaniel asked, sitting down in front of me, an expectant look on his fuzzy little face. “Grapes,” I replied. “Can I have one?” “It’s ‘may’ I have one, and the answer is no. Grapes are bad for dogs.” “Oh, c’mon, just one won’t hurt,” he sighed. “No way,” I said firmly. “I’m a responsible pet owner and besides, I’m not in the mood to drag out the carpet cleaner to clean up the results.” He made a few growly noises under his breath as he trotted into the kitchen to see what was in his bowl. That little stinker was cussing at me and I don’t care. I’m not giving him grapes or anything else that I know is bad for dogs. Dr. Joseph Bruner of Greater Cincinnati Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Services knows this firsthand. “We see a lot of animals in the clinic who have eaten things they shouldn’t during the holiday season,” he said. “But owners can avoid trouble

by being aware of potential problems before they happen.” The first thing that Marsie Hall Bruner cauNewbold tions owners against is Marsie’s feeding their Menagerie dogs and cats table scraps. “If you want to give them something special, give them a pet treat like a Milk-Bone. It doesn’t matter what they are getting, just that they are getting something from you.” “Feeding them from the table,” he said, “is just setting them up for digestive trouble. It is best to keep them on their regular diet.” What we really need to protect our pets from can be divided into two categories: foods and decorations. For example, chocolate is toxic to dogs. It can cause upset stomachs and even death. The worst offender, according to Bruner is baker’s chocolate. As small an amount as

Emergency veterinary clinics

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A few of the “treats” you should keep away from your pet this holiday season. one square can be deadly. Another is foods containing the artificial sweetener Xylitol. It is most commonly used in sugar-free chewing gum. It is very toxic to dogs and cats, causing life threatening hypoglycemia, so keep all sugar-free candies in a safe place. Other foods that are known to be harmful are grapes and raisins that can damage the kidneys. That means that fruitcake is definitely off limits.

“Keep them away from onions, garlic, chives and other foods from that category,” Bruner cautioned. “They cause anemia. For example, a package of onion soup mix can be deadly.” As if our pet’s breath isn’t bad enough, we have to worry about this. How do we know when to call the vet? “When your pet suffers from vomiting and/or diarrhea, has a loss of appetite or has ingested what you know is a bad thing,” Bruner said. “It

Cincinnati MedVet - Cincinnati 4779 Red Bank Expressway. Cincinnati, OH 45227 Phone: (513) 561-0069 Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week Open holidays is better to be safe than sorry.” For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at

Ohio Bedbug Workgroup issues final report The Ohio Department of Health released the Ohio Bedbug Workgroup report. Workgroup members from a diverse group of professional backgrounds and perspectives, including pest management, housing, government, and public health worked together to develop 10 recommendations which outline strategies that will assist future bed bug prevention and control efforts. “There is no simple fix to Ohio’s bed bug resurgence,” said ODH Director and Ohio Bedbug Workgroup Chair Dr. Alvin D. Jackson. “The workgroup has found that not only must the federal government work tirelessly with pesticide manufacturers on a chemical solution that is safe, effective,

and affordable, but that state and local governments must work just as hard in educating Ohioans on awareness and prevention measures.” Bedbugs feed on human blood and are often found near sleeping areas in the seams of mattresses, box springs and crevices of bed frames. The bugs also hitchhike into homes on used furniture, clothing or other items brought from infested areas. While they are not known to transmit diseases to humans, bedbugs are a pest of significant public health importance because of the negative physical and mental health implications of their blood feeding behavior. “During the past decade, bed bug complaints in Ohio

have increased dramatically,” Jackson said. “The workgroup has determined the best possible approaches to assist Ohio communities in dealing with these pests.” The workgroup convened five meetings and two subgroup meetings to research and develop the report. The recommendations from the report include: • Collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to find pesticides which are effective and safe alternatives to those that are currently available. • Improved coordination between state and local authorities. • Increased education and awareness efforts.

The report can be found online at

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Have the chance to win a $25 VISA gift card every day U.S. Bank’s photo contest has begun and will run until Feb. 20, at the U.S. Bank Ice Rink on Fountain Square. It’s simple, grab your camera and some smiling faces and get creative. Pose yourself, friends and/or family at the U.S. Bank ice rink and you could win a $25 VISA gift card. It goes like this: Take a photo at the U.S. Bank Ice Rink on Fountain Square, email your photo entry to m with your name and caption in the body of the email (photo will be discarded if it

is deemed inappropriate) and once photo is approved, it will appear on the U.S. Bank Ice Rink Facebook Page, ncinnati-OH/US-Bank-IceRink-on-FountainSquare/118575251538531, the following day at 9 a.m. The best photo submitted each day will be announced on Facebook and that person will win a $25 VISA Gift Card. The person who receives the most “likes” for their picture on the U.S. Bank Ice Rink Facebook page by Feb. 20 will receive eight VIP suite

tickets to see the Cincinnati Cyclones play at the U.S. Bank Arena. The cost to skate is $3 per person and $3 for skate rental. Skaters may also bring their own skates. Tom+Chee will sell hot soups & gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at the rink. Additional amenities include skate rental, lockers, benches and a heated tent with vending machines for snacks and drinks. For rink status please call (513) 381-0782, and for more information visit

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f your mom lives by herself, it’s only natural to worry about her during the course of your day. After all, you remember a time when she was constantly on the go.

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Learn more about St. Ursula Villa... All-School Open House Sunday, January 30, 2011

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Laura Thom, 61, 5462 Beechmont Ave., open container at 5245 Ridge Road, Dec. 11. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 5375 Ridge Road, Dec. 9.

Incidents/investigations Identity theft

Reported at 5917 Wind Road, Dec. 14.


Credit card and clothing of unknown value removed at 3400 Highland Ave., Dec. 10. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 5385 Ridge Road, Dec. 14. $20 removed at 3248 Highland Ave., Dec. 15. Tools valued at $800 removed at 3400 Highland Ave., Dec. 10.



Juvenile, 16, driving under suspension and curfew violation at Harrison Avenue, Jan. 2. Robert A. Rivers, 37, 9290 Kenwood Road, telephone harrassment at 6860 Plainfield Road, Jan. 1. Clinton Tritsch, 32, 3952 Odin Ave.,

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Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Rock used to damage car windshield at 7900 Dalton Ave., Dec. 26.

Disorderly conduct Missing person

Reported at 7294 Richmond Ave., Dec. 27. Diamond ring taken from residence at 7225 Brookline Ave., Dec. 30. Various items delivered by UPS taken off residential porch at 4393 Matson Ave., Dec. 21.


Brian E. Johnson, 18, 4266 Blaney Ave., complicity to burglary, tam-

About police reports

Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Juveniles, those 17 and younger, are listed by age and gender. To contact your local police department: • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Simon L. Leis, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 683-3444 • Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056 • Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214 • Sycamore Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 792-7254 pering with evidence, Dec. 18. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, resisting arrest, underage possession of tobacco, Dec. 17.

Reported at Car Rock Cafe at 7912 Blue Ash Road, Dec. 29.


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disorderly conduct at 7912 Blue Ash Road, Jan. 1. Marshall Todd Kellums, 22, disorderly conduct at 7912 Blue Ash Road, Jan. 1. Jonathon D. Key, 21, 10023 Daycrest Drive, disorderly conduct at 7912 Blue Ash Road, Dec. 29. Cecily J. Donnellon, 21, 12095 Mason Way Court, disorderly conduct, warrant at 7912 Blue Ash Road, Dec. 29.



Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Osceola, Dec. 17.



Shamaya Hill, 22, 3495 Burnet Ave., complicity to theft at 7875 U.S. 22, Dec. 11. Tommy Brundidge, 36, 9 Booth Ave.,

domestic violence at 4646 Largo Drive, Dec. 10. Christopher Collins, 28, 6501 German Town, possession of marijuana at 7800 Montgomery Road, Dec. 11. April Edwards, 27, 2817 W. Galbraith Road, possession of marijuana at 7730 Montgomery Road, Dec. 17. Sarah Winders, 32, 136 Winding Brook Lane, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 10. Ariel Thompson, 19, 4314 Hays Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 11. Karissa Caldwell, 19, 1703 Cedar Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery

Road, Dec. 14. Susie Costa, 41, 6718 Montgomery Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 12. Juvenile Female, 13, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 12. Devaughn Lowe, 23, 7875 Montgomery Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 11. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 6. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 6.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence

Male reported at Blue Ash Road, Dec. 13.


Checks forged reported at 7699 Montgomery Road, Dec. 13.


Victim threatened and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8600 block of Donna Lane, Dec. 12.


Video games valued at $392 removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, Dec. 11. Phone valued at $200 removed at 7875 U.S. 22, Dec. 4. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 8954 Blue Ash Road, Dec. 12.

On the Web

Our interactive CinciNavigator map allows you to pinpoint the loction of police reports in your neighborhood. Visit: wnship wnship Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 8670 Darnell , Dec. 13. Laptop and equipment valued at $935 removed at 11525 Snider Road, Dec. 13. Phone valued at $450 removed at 7875 U.S. 22, Dec. 4. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Dec. 13. $596 removed at 7875 U.S. 22, Dec. 10. Vehicle removed at 4559 Lamont , Dec. 12.


5411 Ellmarie Drive: Hubbard Steven Eugene to Hillsdale Land Co. Ll; $76,000. 7241 Mariemont Crescent : Whitmer Laura L. to Letton Daniel Patrick & Courtney L.; $243,000.

4257 Redmont Ave.: Tubbs Robin L. to Hendricks Linda H.; $95,500.


6548 Rollymeade Drive: Altenau Lisa to Wineinger James W. & Cynthia T.; $444,500.

7280 Jethve Lane: Bates Kathleen A. to Advantage Bank; $114,000.


4228 Kugler Mill Road: Ross Todd M. to Taylor Emily A.; $110,500. 7232 Bobby Lane: Puryear Shirley Ann@3 to Davis Stephen R. Tr; $220,000.


10241 Elmfield Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Sottile Michael & Marica; $360,309. 10250 Richland Park Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Faulhaber Alan M. & Carol R.; $437,665. 10562 Stablehand Drive: Rim Charles P. & Myung to Weeden Julie &

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About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Mark; $319,900. 9587 Main St.: Overbeck Karen D. to Sanctuary Holding Group L.; $30,000.


6037 Arnett St.: Fraley Martha A. to Smith Rachael E.; $163,000. 6590 Carriage Hill Lane: Barone James J. & Melissa A. Morelli-

Barone to Hoffman Neal R.; $750,000. 7230 Osceola Drive: Hundemer Dorothy R. to Brg Realty Group LLC; $107,000. 7260 Mingo Lane: Groll Mark C. & Sandra C. to Federal National Mortgage; $212,187. 7280 Redondo Court: Wilcoxson Clyde O. to Dave Pohlman Remodeling; $160,000. 7822 Buckeye Crescent: Montgomery James Jr. to Milor Properties LLC; $80,000.


6815 Ohio Ave.: Harkness Clifford Jr. to Fannie Mae; $46,000.


12021 Sheraton Lane: Grange Mutual Casualty Co. to Sugar Creek

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Compare home sales on your block, on your street and in your neighborhood at: wnship wnship Packing Co.; $360,000. 12054 Marwood Lane: U.S. Bank N.A. to Garcia Humberto Reyes; $70,000. 466 Cloverdale Ave.: Adeyemi Olubunmi to Sanders Jennifer D.; $115,000.

Study finds car crashes by teen drivers down in 2010 A new safety analysis by the Ohio Department of Transportation reveals 2010 has been a safer year for the state’s teen drivers. In the first nine months of this year, young drivers between the ages of 15 to 25 were involved in 106,420 crashes. That’s down by about 4,100

crashes from the first nine months of 2009 – a 3 percent decline – or about 14 fewer accidents each day since the beginning of the year. The leading factors behind crashes involving young drivers are following too close, failing to yield to other traffic and driving too fast.

The ODOT safety analysis also shows that most crashes occur right after school, with the majority of accidents reported between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Last year, young drivers accounted for 151,545 crashes and 402 fatalities.

FIRE/EMS RUNS Sycamore Township fire/EMS runs from Dec. 14 to Dec. 18: Dec. 14, Deerfield, medical emergency Dec. 14, 275 East, medical emergency Dec. 14, Monroe, medical emergency Dec. 14, Pine, medical emergency Dec. 14, Alahambra, fall Dec. 14, Dearwester, fall

Dec. 15, Autumnwood, wires down Dec. 15, White Chapel, arcing wires Dec. 15, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 15, Galbraith, fall Dec. 15, Belfast, fall Dec. 15, Chetbert, medical emergency Dec. 15, 275 @ 13.6, motor vehicle accident Dec. 15, Dearwester, medical emer-

gency Dec. 15, Sycamore, emergency to property Dec. 16, Kenwood, alarm activation Dec. 16, Montgomery, alarm activation Dec. 16, Montgomery, structure fire Dec. 16, Miami Hills, medical emergency Dec. 16, Northlake, fall Dec. 16, Montgomery, medical emer-

Livinglife atSeasons As a 23 year employee of Seasons I felt that Seasons was the right place for Mom. But I wanted the decision to be hers. After touring several local communities, Mom decided Seasons was where she wanted to call home. We no longer worry, we have peace of mind that Mom has a full social calendar, and is having fantastic Resident Mary Lou Busam and meals prepared by Chef Dennis Glosser. Employee/Daughter Betsy Flynn She participates in programs that are entertaining and educational. We recently had a conversation with Mom, she told us she doesn’t miss her house of 33 years. That’s when we knew, Seasons had truly become her home.


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gency Dec. 16, Wexford, medical emergency Dec. 16, Wicklow, medical emergency Dec. 16, Wetherfield, lift assist Dec. 17, Winnekta, medical emergency Dec. 17, School, medical emergency Dec. 17, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 17, Dearwester, medical emergency Dec. 17, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 17, Ronald Reagan, motor vehicle accident Dec. 17, Kenwood, fall Dec. 17, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 17, Galbraith, medical emergency Dec. 17, Plainfield, alarm activation Dec. 17, Creek, alarm activation Dec. 17, Kemper, overheated motor Dec. 17, Galbraith, alarm activation Dec. 18, School, medical emergency Dec. 18, Dearwester, fall Dec. 18, Montgomery, medical emergency Dec. 18, Reading, medical emergency Dec. 18, Montgomery, fall Dec. 18, Dearwester, alarm activation

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The Community Press obtains fire and emergency medical dispatches from the Sycamore Township Fire EMS Department, 489-1212 (North Station) and 792-8565 (South station).

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