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Back on his feet

With fierce determination, Ryan Korengel focuses on the baseball. The 14-year-old Madeira Middle School student’s skill is remarkable, considering that he nearly died in 2008, that his doctors said he might never walk again and that half of his eyesight is gone forever. SEE LIFE, B1

Golden chairs

This year will mark the beginning of Moeller High School’s 50th anniversary. As part of the commemoration of the school’s golden anniversary, two legendary leaders of Moeller have been named honorary chairs: former head football coach Gerry Faust and guidance department Chair Brother Robert Flaherty. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

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Moeller grads talk the talk Seniors interview famous alumni By Amanda Hopkins

Neil Freerickson and Drew Fladung have a lot to do before graduation. The Moeller High School seniors have set out to interview 50 influential Moeller graduates and faculty members on their radio show before the end of the school year as part of the 50th anniversary celebration for the high school. So far, the radio duo have completed three interviews including one with legendary football coach Gerry Faust. Fredrickson, a Loveland resident, said they are trying to conduct one or two interviews each week to get through all 50 before May. “I don’t think we’ll stop until we get all 50,” Fladung said. Fladung, who lives in Reading, and Fredrickson both said they’re looking forward to interviewing John Boehner, a 1968 graduate and House Minority Leader, and Paul Keels, a 1975 graduate and a broadcaster for Ohio State and the Reds new television play-by-play announcer. They will also tape the 50th anniversary monthly speaker series featuring Boehner and Keels.

WMOE online To access Moeller High School seniors Neil Fredrickson and Drew Fladung’s radio show and interviews with the 50 influential Moeller graduates, log on to, click on the News, Events and Publications link on the left side and look for the WMOE Student Radio link. They’re looking forward to meeting Keels especially to talk to him about his career in broadcasting. Both broadcast Moeller’s basketball games and Fredrickson will attend the University of Alabama to study broadcast communication. Fladung said he will go to Xavier University and major in athletic training. He said getting access to the basketball team through the radio program has inspired him to work towards becoming a basketball coach. He said it would be a “dream” to come back to coach at Moeller. To catch Fredrickson and Fladung’s interviews with the Moeller graduates, log on to, click on the News, Events and Publications link on the left side and look for the WMOE Student Radio link.


Moeller High School seniors Drew Fladung, front, and Neil Frederickson are the voices behind the weekly radio broadcasts at WMOE. The two are now working on interviewing 50 influential Moeller graduates as part of the 50th anniversary celebration at the school. They have 47 interviews left before graduation in May.

Moeller turns 50 As Moeller High School prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Suburban Life will do periodic features on the people, traditions and history of the school. You are invited to participate. E-mail your thoughts and story ideas about

Moeller to • To see more Moeller’s 50th anniversary stories, go to, and click on the “Moeller turns 50” link on the left-hand side.

$127,500 needed to cover Miller grant By Jeanne Houck

If Madeira decides to help the Madeira Historical Society get a state grant, the city should set aside some money to cover possible related costs – including any to future city councils. That’s the recommendation of the city’s Budget and Finance Committee, which said Madeira should encumber a minimum of $127,500 the first year of the 15year grant period, with lesser amounts as the years unfold, if the city agrees to help the historical society get a $60,000 grant to make improvements at the Miller House museum on Miami Avenue. Madeira City Council discussed the committee idea at its meeting Feb. 22, but took no action on it. Council also tabled a proposal to direct Madeira Law Director Robert Malloy to research the legal ramifications of acting as “cultural guarantor” of the grant. The Madeira Historical Society, which is seeking a grant from the

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See a copy of Claudia Harrod’s letter to the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, and the historical society’s response. Go to Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, has asked Madeira to help meet grant conditions set by the state by legally agreeing to provide culture at the museum for 15 years should the society become unable to do that. Madeira resident Claudia Harrod has questioned the society’s ability to meet its obligations, and wrote a letter to the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission in November outlining her concerns. Historical society officials say they have the resources to stay in business, but the city is studying the organization’s financial health. When city council tabled the law director-directive Feb. 22, it was to ask the Madeira Historical Society for more financial information, including an inventory of

assets and a five-year financial plan. Members of the city’s Budget and Finance Committee estimate that it would cost the city about $8,500 annually to operate the Miller House museum in the event the historical society can’t. The committee came up with the $127,500 figure to be encumbered by multiplying the annual cost by 15 years – the term of the grant agreement with the state. For every year Madeira does not have to operate the museum, the city would transfer $8,500 in encumbered funds back to the general fund – resulting in the entirety being freed and back in city coffers in 15 years if the historical society stays in business during that time. “The main purpose is not to encumber future city councils financially,” Madeira Mayor Ken Born said. “I believe the city is doing a good job of doing the due diligence of the potential risks to the city by this request by the Madeira Historical Society,” Born added.

Doug Oppenheimer, president of the Madeira Historical Society, said the organization will give the inventory of assets to city officials next week and the five-year financial plan by council’s next meeting, Monday, March 8. Oppenheimer also said the society is exploring “many new ways” of raising money during the next five years. Meanwhile, people have donated money, materials and labor to begin some work at the Miller House that the historical society had hoped to fund with the state grant. “The bathroom will be completed by March 5 and the painting begins March 16,” Oppenheimer said. He said the historical society also just got this good news: The Sherwin-Williams Co. store on Montgomery Road in Silverton is donating all of the interior paint for the Miller House, “which will keep us on our April 10 target for a grand reopening at the Miller House in conjunction with the city (Centennial) gala,” Oppenheimer said.

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The old is new again for Madeira police By Jeanne Houck

The newest things in Madeira are a commemoration of the old. Police officers have just started sporting centennial badges in honor of 2010 being the 100th birthday of the Madeira Police Department. The department also won a 2010 Dodge Charger police cruiser for its drivingu n d e r- t h e - i n f l u e n c e enforcement efforts and the vehicle has a new license plate identifying 2010 as Madeira’s centennial year. “This plate will be placed on all police cruisers and is now a permanent part of the graphics package on future police cruisers,” Lt. Chris Zumbiel said. The Madeira Police Department got the Charger from the state when officers attended a ceremony in Columbus. It was in recognition of the department’s work with the Hamilton

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Madeira police officers take possession of a Dodge Charger they won for their efforts to keep people driving under the influence of drugs off the roads. The cruiser has a new license plate that identifies 2010 as Madeira’s 100th anniversary. County OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, including alcohol) Task Force. “The timing of winning this cruiser could not have been more important to the Madeira Police Department since the purchase of a cruiser for 2010 was

removed from the police budget due to cuts,” Zumbiel said. Zumbiel said the centennial badges were developed by Madeira police officers. Largely black and gold, the circular badges also showcase the red, white and blue of the American flag and the

BRIEFLY Madeira women meet

The Madeira Woman’s Club’s next regular meeting will be a luncheon for members and guests at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, at The Sea-

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Suburban Life is recognizing Madeira’s centennial with a weekly collection of trivia, memories and thoughts about the city, and we would like your input. What do you like about living in Madeira? What are your favorite Madeira businesses? What are your favorite memories? We will publish two a week for 50 weeks – 100 in all. E-mail your thoughts about the city to suburban@ 1960 – The Madeira Swim club is dedicated. At first the club is centered around children's swimming activities and adult social events. As time passes, the emphasis swings to tennis, and the club is renamed to include tennis in the title. • The population of Madeira reaches 6,500, period of Bergen and Miami Hills subdivision. Source – color to them,” Zumbiel said. “We added the color to update the old and make it new.”

Drug raid reaches Deer Park By Rob Dowdy

A $1.3 million home in Indian Hill was raided Feb. 19 leading to the arrest of five men on drug charges. Two of the men were arrested in Deer Park. Deer Park Police Chief Mike Schlie said his officers were informed of the bust in Deer Park just prior to the SWAT raid and fully cooperated with the investigation, which had been ongoing for several months. He said Indian Hill made his department aware because one of the suspects the investigation followed had recently relocated to Deer Park. Indian Hill Rangers spent months investigating the sale of marijuana, prescription pills and cocaine out of the home at 8740 Old Indian Hill Road, said Indian Hill Ranger Col. Chuck Schlie. The homeowner’s son Matthew Schlotman, 22, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking; Kevin Crowley, 22, was charged with trafficking marijuana; and Robert Atkins, 21, of Indian Hill was arrested and charged with permitting drug abuse. Matthew Schlotman’s mother, Judy Schlotman, executive sales vice president for Sibcy Cline Real-


The home at 8740 Old Indian Hill Road was the epicenter of a drug investigation that led to the arrests of several village residents and a raid in Deer Park. tors, owns the four-bedroom, 4,737-square-foot home along with her husband, David Schlotman, according to Hamilton County property records. She has it listed for sale, Schlie said. “We didn’t see any type of real estate things going on, but with the economy slow that’s not surprising,” Schlie said. Police contacted the Schlotmans, who live nearby, to inform them of the investigation and their son’s arrest, he said. “They were a little stunned,” he said. Schlie said the Hamilton County Police Association SWAT team raided the home due to the home’s size and because officers were unsure about the quantity of drugs within or if those inside had weapons. Schlie said the investigation in Indian Hill led to another SWAT raid at a home in Deer Park, where

officers found a marijuanagrowing operation and confiscated 167 marijuana plants. That home’s owner, Stephen Dewitt, 22, was charged with permitting drug abuse and drug trafficking and Sean Studley, 22, Sycamore Township, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking at the Deer Park home. Schlie said the investigation began when interrogations from suspects in other cases as well as rumors circulating throughout the community led the Rangers to the Indian Hill home. Schlie said while the case isn’t typical for the village, the Rangers “did a great job” throughout the investigation. Schlie said there will likely be more indictments for the suspects arrested as well as more arrests in the case. Each of the suspects arrested is free on bond.


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blue and green of the seal of Ohio. “Madeira Police Department 100th Anniversary” and “1910” and “2010” are inscribed on the badges. “The inner badge is similar to the badge worn by Madeira officers in the 1940s when the department

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Maintenance code timetable pushed back By Rob Dowdy

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Columbia Township officials were hoping to schedule public hearings for its property maintenance code in the coming weeks, but it looks as if weeks have turned into months. During last week’s Columbia Township trustees meeting Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the committee responsible for creating the code is not yet comfortable with some of the language in the code, specifically the process of non-compliance and enforcement. The committee met Monday night to look over the

Here’s a look at other topics of discussion during last week’s Columbia Township trustees meeting: • Trustees conducted the first reading on the purchase of a new police vehicle. The township put money aside in last year’s budget to buy the car, and a vote will take place during the next trustee meeting. • Stephen Langenkamp was re-named trustee president, and Trustee Susan Hughes was named trustee vice-president. • This was the first meeting for newly-elected David Kubicki, who replaces Marty Power on the board. • Trustees voted to dump obsolete equipment and old furniture the township has accumulated. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the items to be thrown away were “so obsolete we can’t even give it away to charitable organizations.” property maintenance code after the township’s legal counsel offered its changes to the document. Lemon said members requested more

time to clarify some of the language in the document to make it easier for the public to understand. “There’s still desire to

make additional changes,” Lemon said. “We need to step back.” When asked by Columbia Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp when residents can expect to attend public hearings on the property maintenance code Lemon said the process would take “several more months,” and he expected hearings to take place in either March or April. “It’s best to do it right the first time,” Lemon said. The property maintenance code will soon revert back to the township’s legal counsel before returning to the committee for re-evaluation.

Sycamore supports reduced lockout response By Amanda Hopkins

A proposal is in the works that would eliminate Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies responses to nonemergency vehicle lockouts. Many municipalities are in support of the decision of the sheriff administration’s decision to refer non-emergency lockouts to the sheriff’s office instead of the dispatch center handling the call.

Sycamore Township sheriff liaison Lt. Dan Reid said that the Colerain Township Police Department has stopped immediate response to non-emergency lockouts and estimates they could save $20,000 in dispatch fees in one year. Reid said it is roughly $17 for each dispatch call. By eliminating the nonemergency lockouts calls, Sycamore Township could save $9,000 to $10,000

each year. Reid said there 50 to 60 non-emergency lockout calls per month. “We’re all about saving money if we can,” Sycamore Township Trustee Cliff Bishop said. Sheriff deputies will still respond to emergency lockouts which would include a child or animal locked in a vehicle or vehicle with the engine running. The deputies will still respond to non-emergency

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Madeira Schools Foundation goes back to ’80s for auction The Madeira Schools Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with its Auction, “Let’s Go Back to the ’80s,” Saturday, March 13, at St. Gertrude Parish Center. Sponsored by PNC Bank, this fun-filled evening is a highly anticipated social and fundraising event for parents, alumni and friends of Madeira schools. This year’s auction promises to continue the annual tradition of attracting a sell-out crowd of more than 300 guests and raising upwards of $80,000 for school extras that cannot

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be provided by state and local funding. Auction chairman Tom Ashmore is optimistic that this special anniversary year will draw support from a wide range of individuals and organizations with ties to the community. “The auction is a great way to give back to our outstanding school district, whether you attended 20 years ago, have kids or grandkids there now, or are simply a member of the residential or business community,” Ashmore said. “Madeira has a long tradition of commitment to its schools, and this fundraiser is a shining example of that.” Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and be applied to programs and materials that support continued excellence in Madeira schools, from technology advancements and academic enrichment to enhancement of athletics and arts programs. Major purchases from last year’s auction proceeds included 18 smart boards, two projectors and a visual document camera. Foundation members are accepting donations of cash, merchandise and services from business owners and individuals in Madeira and the surrounding communities for the live auction, silent auction and various raffles. The Foundation is a 501(c3) designation, and donors will be recognized in the auction program. For questions or to donate, call Tom Ashmore at 561-5156 or Pam Spink at 891-7527. For more information, call 924-3725 or visit

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Madeira schools study teacher salary, benefits By Amanda Hopkins

Members of the Ohio and Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters have been picketing outside of Urban Active in Kenwood in protest of the fitness club’s contracting with Speciality Interiors for construction work. The members of the carpenters’ union allege that Specialty Interiors is actually Spectrum Interiors, a company that was once owned by former Fort Wright politician Jeff Wolnitzek. Wolnitzek was convicted of using illegal immigrant labor in his company and was sentenced to eight months in prison in July 2008, according to an article published July 21, 2008, by Jeff Hamilton, president of Specialty Interiors, said a

division of Spectrum Interiors was bought by two investors, but said the owners of the two companies are not the same. “Jeff Wolnitzek has no hand in anything with Specialty Interiors,� Hamilton said. Hamilton said Specialty Interiors is a merit shop company and that the employees choose not to be union. He said the company does not have any problem with the union and said Specialty Interiors has high wages and the same benefits are offered to both field and office employees. Hamilton described the picketers outside of Urban Active as part of a national campaign against merit shop companies. He said the Lexington branch of Specialty Interiors is not being targeted by the union. “There is no validity to

what they are saying,� Hamilton said. The protestors outside of the Kenwood Urban Active on Montgomery Road declined to comment, but were handing out fliers describing Speciality Interiors as “rat contractors.� A number was provided on the flyer, but a message for comment was not returned. The voice mail message says that carpenter’s union has been around for 129 years to “establish and maintain a decent standard for working carpenters across Ohio.� The message also said their goal is to make all carpentry contractors meet the area standards and wages for all employees. It did not directly address the situation with Urban Active. Representatives from Urban Active did not immediately return a call for comment.

Security cameras coming to Deer Park

Deer Park Community School District administrators will be able to keep an eye on the district just by sitting at their desks. The district is looking into installing 32 security cameras around the high school campus. Steve Smith, Deer Park Board of Education member and board repreSmith sentative on the building and grounds committee, said the system they are looking to install is remote operated and run off of a software program that school administrators can have installed on their office computers to monitor the high school. Five of the 32 cameras will be installed in the gymnasium.


Smith said the security system is estimated to cost $18,000. Superintendent Kim Gray said that the district still has

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employee benefits. The benefits study also found that decreasing the contribution to dental benefits from 100 percent to 75 percent would save the district about $17,000 each year. School superintendent Steve Kramer said that all of the study findings would be reviewed by the finance committee to determine what are the most cost effective measures for the district before any decisions are made by the school board. “You have to act in the times you’re in,� Kramer said.

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As the Madeira Schools Planning Commission reviews the teacher salaries and benefits, commission members administrators are trying to balance staying competitive with other districts, but also recognizing the economic times all districts are facing. Planning commission members Melissa Barone and Allison Evans, part of the salary study, recommended a 1 percent to 2 percent salary increase for eligible teachers, down from a 11⠄2 percent to a 21⠄2 percent increase recommendation from the 2008-2009 study. “We want to show appreciation ... this is the best we felt we could offer in uncertain times,� Barone

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Madeira goes back to the ‘80s with auction

The Madeira Schools Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary with its 2010 auction “Let’s Go Back to the ‘80s,” 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at St. Gertrude Parish Center, 7630 Shawnee Run Road. Sponsored by PNC Bank, event is a social and fundraising event for parents, alumni and friends of Madeira schools. Auction chairman Tom Ashmore is optimistic that this special anniversary year will draw support from a wide range of individuals and organizations with ties to the community. “The auction is a great way to give back to our outstanding school district, whether you

attended 20 years ago, have kids or grandkids there now or are simply a member of the residential or business community,” he said. “Madeira has a long tradition of commitment to its schools, and this fundraiser is a shining example of that.” Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and be applied to programs and materials that support Madeira schools, from technology advancements and academic enrichment to enhancement of athletics and arts programs. Major purchases from last year’s auction proceeds included 18 SMARTboards, two projectors and a visual document camera.

Foundation members are accepting donations of cash, merchandise and services from business owners and individuals in Madeira and the surrounding communities for the live auction, silent auction and various raffles. The foundation is a 501(c3) designation and donors will be recognized in the auction program. Tickets are $50 per person and includes dinner from Montgomery Inn, along with bottled beer, wine and expanded cash bar. For questions or to donate, call Ashmore at 561-5156 or Pam Spink at 891-7527. For information, call 924-3725 or visit


Former Moeller head football coach Gerry Faust and guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty have been named honorary chairs of Moeller High School’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Moeller names Faust, Flaherty honorary anniversary chairs This year will mark the beginning of Moeller High School’s 50th anniversary. As part of the commemoration of the school’s golden anniversary, two legendary leaders of Moeller have been named honorary chairs: former head football coach Gerry Faust and guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty. Faust was one of eight faculty members when Moeller first opened its doors to 196 freshmen in the fall of 1960 and will always be synonymous with Moeller football. He coached 18 years (19631980) producing a record of 17417-2. He had seven unbeaten seasons, four mythical national titles and five state titles in his last six seasons before he accepted the head football position at Notre Dame University. Faust was also a teacher, an athletic director and a motivating force who continues to inspire countless youth and adults with his faith and passion for excellence, principal Blane Collison said. “Gerry Faust is a Moeller icon, and his leadership has continued throughout the years,” Collison said. Flaherty will be celebrating his 50th anniversary as a Marianist this year and his 47th year as a leader within Moeller. He first came to the school in the fall of 1963 to teach religion, history and serve as the moderator for the Sodality, a co-curricular group that focused on religious and spiritual activities within the school. He then chaired Moeller’s social studies department and later became chair of the guidance department, a position he still holds.

During his tenure at Moeller, Flaherty has held numerous advisory and supervisory positions. As a spiritual leader, Flaherty has served as the school’s football, lacrosse and wrestling chaplain. For 35 years he served as the moderator of the Student Government Program and he has served as the moderator of the National Honor Society since 1999. “Few would realize how many ‘hats’ Brother Flaherty has worn over the years, and he has always worn them with great honor and integrity,” Collison said. Moeller will soon launch a new Web site celebrating the school and its 50th anniversary,, where the Moeller community can check for more information about the anniversary celebration, its events, the school’s history and more. For example, one of the upcoming anniversary activities is a monthly alumni speaker series held at the Montgomery Inn. Several notable alumni will be featured, including Lt. Col. Dave Thole, Purple Heart recipient, on Friday, March 26, and Adam Molina, global head of business development of the 1798 Global Partners of New York City, on Friday, April 23. The series will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Reservations can be made by sending a check to: Moeller High School, Attn. Debbie Geiger, Advancement Director, 9001 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242. They can also be made by calling 791-1680, ext. 1320, sending an e-mail to, or by visiting (click “Alumni,” then “Upcoming Events”).


Joy Cordell, daughter of John and Cindy Cordell of Kenwood, has become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at

the University of Cincinnati. Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society that recognizes and rewards academic achievement in undergraduate students.


Several Mount Notre Dame students recently visited Bridge Worldwide to learn about the ad business. They are, with Bridge Worldwide employees, from left: systems analyst Justin Davis, Alex Lohmann, Maria Mattei, copywriter Ann Tassone, Elizabeth Guye, Pamela Brault and Carolyn Hartmann.

Mt. Notre Dame students learn the ad game “We work hard. But that doesn’t mean we can’t play harder.” This is the mantra of Peter Schwartz, the founder and chief creative officer of Bridge Worldwide, a Cincinnati advertising agency. Schwartz, along with copywriter and Mount Notre Dame alum Ann Tassone and systems analyst Justin Davis, shared their professional insights with 67 MND students who took advantage of the school’s Billiart Scholar Honors Program speaker series. The group of students, interested in careers in creative writing, journalism, web design and marketing, took the after-school field trip to the agency’s downtown headquarters. Students and faculty from the English and information technology and business departments were able to experience the many different facets of a career in advertising and also see an MND grad in the trenches of the “ad game.” “It was wonderful to have all of

our Billiart Scholars participate, along with 41 other students. That tells us how important it is to provide these real-life opportunities for our young women,” director of alumnae relations Alisia Sullivan said. “The trip to Bridge Worldwide was amazing. I learned so many helpful tips and received advice that will guide me in my career in the future,” junior Erin Vannatta of Loveland said. “I am thinking about going into journalism or design and this trip was exactly what I needed to get a glimpse of this type of work atmosphere.” Ann Tassone of Hyde Park, a 2003 graduate of MND and copywriter for Bridge Worldwide, discussed her passion for writing and how that passion shaped her collegiate experience and provided her with a career path she did not necessarily set out to follow. “I never thought that I would work for an ad agency,” she said. “I think when you ask most of the employees here, they will say the

same thing.” The trip to Bridge Worldwide also offered students the chance to tour the unique work environment that ad agencies often create. “Everything about our work space is intentional,” Davis said to the students. “The inspirational quotes on the walls, cubicles separated by low walls, the pool table and Wii system found in one of the lounge areas and the gym facility all serve a purpose that helps create the culture at Bridge needed to help foster creativity and enforce our values of equality, teamwork and balance.” Most surprising to the students was the fact that every employee, no matter what their rank in the company is, works in a cubicle, including the CCO himself. “Experiencing this makes the workplace and the idea of working not so intimidating. If I were to work at a company like Bridge, I would be excited to come to work every day,” junior Carolyn Hartman of Evendale said.

SCHOOL NOTES Master teachers

Sixteen Madeira City School District staff members have received the designation of master teacher by the state of Ohio. They are: Tracy Alley, Barb Benjamin, Mary Ann McPherson, Sharon Fitter, Cindy Hopkins, Katie Naegeli, Lori Adams, Amy Hortman, Beth Pohlman, Jonelle Bell, Amy Hugentobler, Nicole Prater, Brett Becker, Janet McGuire, Pam Sturtz and Kelly Wing. The Master Teacher program allows teachers to demonstrate their practice based on the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession and is a way to earn their advanced-level license.


The Madeira Schools Foundation and PNC Bank’s “Let’s Go Back to the ’80s” auction will be 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at St. Gertrude Parish Center, 7630 Shawnee Run Road. The event includes a silent auction, oral auction, Mustang market and raffles, including the $7,500 reverse raffle, a 46-inch Sony Bravia, a with home theater system and a PlayStation 3, and an Apple 13-inch Macbook laptop with printer. Tickets are $50 per person and include a catered dinner from Montgomery Inn, bottled beer and wine and a cash bar.

For a registration form or for more information, visit or call Pam Spink at 891-7527.


Rebecca Wallace, daughter of Shelly and David Wallace, was awarded a trustee scholarship from Xavier University. She will graduate from Madeira High School, where she is active in theater, music, color guard and the National Honor Society. Wallace plans to major in speech language pathology at Xavier.


The following information describes who advances in the various tournaments.


The top four individuals in each weight class advanced from districts to state:

Division III District - Fairmont

Madeira: Johnny Carpenter (135), 1. Deer Park: Joe Bruewer (140), 2.

Swimming/diving Divison I

• Moeller finished No. 14 at the state meet. The Crusaders were led by Kevin Schwab, who was 14th in the 50 yard freestyle, Christian Josephson, who was 11th in the 100-yard butterfly, the 200-yard freestyle relay, which finished No. 11. The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Schwab, Harry Hamiter, Patrick Foos and Logan Hammerstein finished seventh at state with a time of 3:12.33.

Division II

• Indian Hill sophomore Mack Rice finished as the runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:53.75 and finished sixth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 51.18. Hannah Vester finished sixth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:06.06 and seventh in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.13. Elizabeth Heinbach was eighth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:11.32. Diver Connor Von Korff finished seventh with a score of 305.25 and Anna Shuler finished 16th with a score of 230.05. • Madeira’s Max Mantkowski finished 11th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.08.

Girls’ basketball

• No. 1 Indian Hill (15-2) beat No. 5 Ross (12-5) Saturday, Feb. 27, and will move on to play Tippecanoe at 9 p.m., Friday, March 5, at Mason High School. • No. 3 Madeira defeated No. 2 CHCA 29-12 for the Division III sectional championship on Feb. 25. Lanie Frayer had 13 points and Gretchen Staubach had 12 points to pace the Amazons. Madeira plays Madison on March 6 at Springfield High School at 11 a.m. in the district tournament.

Boys’ basketball

• No. 2 Madeira beat No. 14 SCPA 75-29 in the first round of the Division III sectional tournament at Western Brown. The Mustangs were led by Andrew Benintendi’s 19 points. Madeira plays No. 5 Georgetown on Thursday, March 4 at 6 p.m. at Western Brown.

Bowling, districts

The District Championships for boys and girls bowling were delayed because of weather. The boys competed in the District Championships on Tuesday, March 2, with the girls competing in districts Monday, March 1. Both events concluded after Community Press deadlines.

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Indian Hill faces Wyoming for a 3rd time

By Mark Chalifoux

The Indian Hill boys’ basketball team took care of its first goal, which was winning a Cincinnati Hills League championship outright. A 56-54 win over Wyoming in the final regular season game secured a perfect 14-0 CHL record for the Braves. “It was a big deal. We wanted to win it outright and it’s the first time in school history we’ve won back-to-back league titles,” head coach Tim Burch said. “That was our first goal and now the next step gets harder.” The Braves’ quest to win another sectional title starts with a familiar foe – Wyoming. The Braves defeated Wyoming twice this season but must get through the Cowboys for a third time to play in the sectional final. “It’s so hard to beat a good team three times,”


Indian Hill forward Corey Hunter lays it in during a recent practice. Burch said. “We will have to be focused. It’s going to be a great game between two

good teams.” One added bonus for the Braves will be the return of

standout Will Satterfield. Satterfield missed four games at the end of the season due to a bout with mono and played sparingly in the Wyoming game. “He’s getting better every day at practice and we’re hoping having him healthy again will make a big difference,” Burch said. Satterfield leads the CHL in scoring at 17.9 points per game. Teammate Sam Hendricks is third in the CHL, scoring 16.9 points per game. In Satterfield’s absence, the Braves have had two players step up their contributions. Junior Sam Voss and sophomore Austin Trout have made key plays for the Braves. Both have had several games in double digits and hit big shots for Indian Hill. “They had started to step up even before Will went out and they give us more options, especially if we run into foul trouble,” Burch said.

Interior play will be key against the Cowboys, as Wyoming has two talented big men in Tony Davis and Eric Price. Both are in the top five in rebounds in the conference. The Braves will need solid play from standout forward Corey Hunter and forward Jeremy Dollin. “Corey will have to come to play and Jeremy is a big strong kid who gave us great minutes against Wyoming,” Burch said. “We expect both of those guys to get the job done.” The game is 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Mason and Burch said he hopes the Braves will have a big crowd. “Our fans came out when we played Madeira and that made a big difference,” he said. “It makes us a little more focused and from what I hear, we should have some fans at this game. Hopefully our fans show up and that gets us over the edge.”

MND playoff hopes, streak ends By Tony Meale

The streak, like they all do, came to an end. Winners of four straight state titles, the Mount Notre Dame High School basketball team fell 49-41 to Walnut Hills in Division I Sectional play at Harrison Feb. 26. It is MND’s earliest playoff exit since 2003. “I lost seven kids to graduation (last year) that had been through the battles,” head coach Dante Harlan said. “This group hasn’t been through the battles.” The Cougars trailed 10-2 in the first quarter before reeling off eight straight points to tie the game. They took three-point leads into halftime and the fourth quarter, but Walnut Hills pulled away in the final minutes. MND, which entered the contest riding a six-game winning streak, finishes the

year at 13-10 (8-2). The Cougars’ 10 losses this season were as many as the program had in the last four years combined. Their hopes of making a seventh straight state-final appearance took a serious blow after junior guard Kathryn Reynolds sustained a season-ending knee injury in late December. Reynolds, who is being recruited by several schools – including Kentucky, Louisville and Michigan State – played pivotal roles on MND’s last two state-title teams. She hit the gamewinning shot against Lakota West in the 2008 state final as a freshman and scored a team-high 13 points against Toledo Start in the 2009 state final as a sophomore. Her injury made an already young team a whole lot younger. “We had five new starters, we were led by a young sophomore (Raeshaun Gaffney) and we had

kids who are typically backup players trying to be starters,” Harlan said. Without Reynolds, MND lost four of its next five and seven of its next 10. “You can’t squeeze blood from a turnip,” Harlan said. “We were young at guard going into season, we don’t have a lot of kids that can dribble the ball, and we lost our best point guard. Our post players are going to be good, but they’re still learning the game. We got this far because we played hard.” After a 7-9 start, the Cougars won six straight games, including wins over conference rivals Seton, Mercy, McAuley and St. Ursula. “We accomplished a lot this year, and we accomplished a lot more than just what you saw on the basketball court,” Harlan said. “The girls came together as a group, as a family.” While Harlan hoped to lead his team to a fifth

straight state title, he put the loss in perspective. “My message to the girls was, ‘It’s just basketball. It’s just a sport,’” he said. “When it comes down to it, I do this because of the relationships and the bonds we build by the end of the season. If you’re able to accomplish your goal at the end of the season – that’s winning a state championship – that’s great. But I told these kids the biggest thing they accomplished this year is they learned to accept other people’s differences and accept people for who they are.” Harlan said he will return to coach MND next season. “All this is going to do is fire me up more,” he said. “We’ll be back next year. (Reynolds) will be healthy, and Raeshaun will be a year older. This group had to have a heartbreak. The last time we had a team that had a heartbreak like this was the 2003 team that went on to go undefeated

Madeira tabs Shafer to lead football program By Mark Chalifoux

The Madeira High School football program has a new head coach after the resignation of head coach Tony Arcuri. The Mustangs hired a familiar face, former coach Mike Shafer. Shafer was the head coach at Madeira from 2003-2006 and led the Mustangs to a playoff bid in 2006. He left after budget cuts resulting from a failed levy. He was most recently the head coach at Little Miami. “It’s a great school and a great community,” Shafer said of why he chose to return to Madeira. “I liked it here before and I think it’s a place where you can build a strong football tradition. There’s a lot of support there.” Shafer has 15 years of coaching experience, including 10 as a head coach. Madeira Athletic Director

Joe Kimling said he’s been successful at every stop, and he e x p e c t s Shafer and Shafer his staff to develop quality young men at Madeira. “We were very familiar with Mike and the type of person he is because of our past relationship,” Kimling said. “He is a quality individual.” Shafer said he thinks football is another sport Madeira can succeed in. “The school community has excelled in sports over the years, and they support their athletics,” he said. “The kids know what needs to be done to be successful.” Former head coach Tony Arcuri resigned for personal reasons after leading the Mustangs to back-to-back winning seasons. Shafer said the key to

continuing the success Madeira has had in the past few seasons is to raise expectations. “We need to do all the things necessary in the offseason with weight training and summer work,” he said. “Then we need to get all the kids to buy in once the season rolls around. The toughest part is trying to start the offseason program and not being around the kids on a daily basis.” An added bonus for Shafer is his familiarity with the school and with the Cincinnati Hills League. He played in the CHL for Deer Park and coached the older brothers of a number of players currently in the football program at Madeira. “It definitely helps that I was there before because some people still know me and that familiarity makes it easier,” he said. “At the same time, it’s new kids and starting the program over and I think

the CHL is one of the toughest small school leagues in the state.” Shafer said the Mustangs will operate in the spread offense and in a 40 front on defense. He also stressed how important it is for everyone to be on the same page. “One of the things we stressed at Little Miami is that everyone needs to work together. The coaches, the players, the community and the administration. If all four of those groups do work together on the same goals, you can be successful,” Shafer said. And he wants the parents of players to know that success for their kids is his goal. “As a coach, myself and our other coaches will always put the best interest of our kids first,” he said. “Our job is to do everything we can to put their sons in the best possible situation to be successful.”


Mount Notre Dame High School junior Erika Ripperger, right, consoles senior teammate Megan Heimbuch following the Cougars’ 49-41 loss to Walnut Hills during the Division I Sectional Final at Harrison Feb. 26. the next year with (2004 graduate) Mel Thomas.” In addition to returning Reynolds and Gaffney, who averaged around 20 points per game this season, MND will also bring back – among others – Breanna Rucker, Carling Daniels and Neschelle Williams. “We’ll be back next year,” Harlan said. “We’ve got business to take care of.”

Moeller wins district wrestling title The Moeller wrestling team won the Division I district tournament at Fairfield for the first time since 2007. The Crusaders had four district champions; Stephen Myers (112), Jake Corrill (125), Drew Hammer (130) and Pierce Harger (152). Moeller narrowly defeated GCL rival Elder for the title, downing the Panthers 166-162. Elder had three wrestlers lose in the last three weight classes, allowing Moeller to hang on for the championship win. Along with the four champions, Moeller sent Brendan Walsh (103) to state with a third place finish at districts. Moeller’s Brian MacVeigh also qualified for state by finishing second in the 119lbs. weight class. Moeller’s Michael Blum qualified as an alternate at 145.



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Health care proposals are not good for Ohio

Like many of you, I have been following the national healthcare debate for the past several weeks, as the decisions made in Washington, D.C., will have a major impact on our state and its citizens. As legislative leaders work to reconcile the differences between the reform bills passed by House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, serious concerns are being raised about the potential costs to the states as well as proposals involving Medicaid and other health services. I, too, am troubled by the proposals under consideration and the effects they could have on families, businesses and our state as a whole. That is why I have introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 24, which urges the members of Ohio’s Congressional Delegation to oppose the federal healthcare bill. While I believe that many reasons exist for Ohio’s Congressional representatives to vote against the healthcare bill, I am particularly concerned about the backroom deals that have been struck, the use of taxpayer funding for abor-

tions as well as the high costs that could threaten Ohio’s future fiscal stability. One of the main features of both reform bills is a requirement State Sen. for states to Shannon expand Medicaid. Jones U n f o r t u n a t e l y, how states will Community pay for these Press guest additional people columnist has not yet been determined. A publication by the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures estimates this proposed expansion of Medicaid could cost the state $349 million for calendar years 2017 through 2019, a move that could result in tax increases or severe cuts to other state programs in order to keep a balanced budget. Ohio spent $4.5 billion in state funds in fiscal year 2008 on Medicaid – roughly 22 percent of the state money in the general rev-

CH@TROOM Feb. 24 questions

Madeira School Planning Commission members have recommended a 1 percent to 2 percent salary increase for eligible teachers, down from a 1 1/2 percent to a 2 1/2 percent increase recommemndation from the 2008-2009 study. Is this a fair increase given the economy? Why or why not? No responses. A proposal is in the works that would eliminate Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies responses to non-emergency vehicle lockouts, referring nonemergency lockouts to the sheriff’s office instead of the dispatch center handling the call. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? “I do not think it is the duty of the police to save people who get locked out of their vehicle. This is a job for the AAA or a mechanic. Why should my taxpayer money go to this? When I get locked out of my house I have to get a locksmith and I don’t expect the police to waste their time on my forgetfulness. If it is an emergency (such as a child trapped inside) that is an acceptable use of police time. Otherwise, don’t waste my money!” B.H. Are you pleased with the way your public works crews have responded during the February snows? What could they have done better? “A+ for the public works crew. I live on a dead end street with not much traffic except for the local residents. The snow plows did not ignore us. They plowed the street at least twice a day to keep the roads very clear.” K.K.C. “Yes! Very pleased ... and quite impressed. That’s a massive undertaking – dealing with all that snow and ice – and those men and women out there plowing and shoveling and salting did an excellent job! Thank you city of Cincinnati! “And I’d like to give a shout out to all the fabulous people at Lindsay Lane Apartments for doing

Next questions Deer Park Community School District is looking into installing 32 security cameras around the high school campus. Is this a good way to spend money? Why or why not? Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. such a great job for us! The driveways, parking lots, parking spots and sidewalks were all plowed, shoveled, and salted in excellent time (including weekends!) for the residents to come and go ... safely. Thank you sooooo much!” J.K. “Let all of us remember that the publics works is trying to clear the roads for everyone with limited equipment. Everyone wants the same thing at the same time – clean roads, which allows for plowing just enough that they can move on to others who are waiting. And let us not forget that this work is being done while most of us sleep and on longer shifts than most of us work.” T.S. “As far as I am concerned, the public works crews deserve a medal for the good job they did on our community’s streets. One could not have asked for more. Maybe when I was younger, I could have worked that hard, but I just marvel every time I think of the hours they had to keep, and the effort they had to exert, and I am grateful.” B.B. “I think the road crews do a great job! Our street does seem to not get plowed quite as quickly as others, but I really don’t mind. Hey, if snow on my street is all I have to worry about these days, I am doing pretty good!” L.D.

enue fund. Placing new Medicaid mandates on our state without covering the increased costs would place even more pressure on our budget, which is already stretched thin due to the economic challenges we are facing. The current state budget was balanced with billions of dollars in one-time funds, money that will not be available when we begin deliberations next year on the state budget for fiscal years 2012-2013. The additional costs from healthcare reform would only exacerbate this problem. In addition, the Senate version of the bill contains what some people have termed the “Cornhusker kick-back” – a provision that would have Ohio and other states paying for Nebraska’s Medicaid enrollees to the tune of millions of extra dollars. U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson from Nebraska worked out a deal where in exchange for his “yes” vote on the bill, Nebraska received a permanent exemption from the state share of Medicaid expansion, which means taxpayers from the other 49 states will be on the hook

for an additional $45 million in the first decade. Nelson and Sen. Carl Levin from Michigan also worked to insert a provision in the bill that will exempt non-profit insurers in their states from an excise tax. This unequal treatment of the states when it comes to doling out federal resources is outrageous and these sweetheart deals should be removed before final passage of the bill. The Senate version of the healthcare reform bill also contains a provision that would use taxpayer dollars to fund insurance programs that cover abortions – a change to long-standing state and federal policies. Ohioans have overwhelmingly opposed the use of tax dollars to fund abortions in the past – a study by Ohio Right to Life found that 70 percent of Ohioans agree that their tax dollars should not be used to pay for abortions. It is my hope that legislative leaders will recognize this and remove this language from the bill. The bottom line is this, the proposals under consideration by the

Appealing property values While voter approved tax levies have the major impact on property taxes, your property’s valuation is the foundation on which the rate Dusty you pay is figured. We reapRhodes praise (revalue) Community Hamilton County Press guest properties every columnist three years by state law. The legal requirements of the reappraisal process mean we are always behind the market. That may be more apparent now than it was when real estate values were rising. The effective date of the appraisal currently in force is Jan. 1, 2008. If you believe the value we

have for your property is inaccurate you can file a complaint with the board of revision. The board’s requirement this year is to look at your value as of Jan. 1, 2009. Based on the evidence presented, the board can raise or lower a value or leave it unchanged. To file a complaint, call 513946-4035 and we will send you the state’s form and instructions, rules and guidelines. Read them carefully to prepare for your hearing. Complaint packets may also be downloaded and printed from our Web site, Click on Departments and Board of Revision. Complaints must be received in our office (the postmark is irrelevant under state law) by 4 p.m. on March 31 so if you are not in a position to mail in plenty of time we suggest you play it safe and


hand-deliver to room 304 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown Cincinnati. At your hearing you will need to make your case for the value you seek. Remember: our office’s only goal is to get your value right. Even if we summarily reduced all Hamilton County property values, it would have a minimal effect on taxes. The millage of most levies is reset after a reappraisal. Taxing entities get the amount you voted. So, if values overall go down, millages increase. Our work in setting values is controlled by state law and overseen by the state tax commissioner. We do our utmost to get it right. We welcome your help and participation. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor.

Be resolute, but not critical One of my interesting and very rewarding activities is visiting with the older veterans at the VA Hospital in Fort Thomas. Once a week I go over there for a few hours to keep them company. My first duty is to thank them for serving in the military. After that, we chat about whatever is on their minds. I use my ID card as a method of introduction. It has my name and the fact that I served in the Army. It also has what most of my new friends consider a good likeness of me. Some would call it a picture of a gorilla. However you view it, it sets the mood for genial conversation. Some of my friends are there for many reasons. They range from very serious conditions to simple respite for family purposes. As a volunteer, I am not always informed about the actual situation, but it often comes up in subsequent conversations. My job is strictly to be a friend, as such, confidences are very important. Some of them have

regular family visitors. In that case, I encourage the family to keep doing the right thing. Others inform me that they never or very rarely Edward Levy have visitors. It is Community important to react either Press guest properly way and to be as columnist supportive as possible. It was this week that an interesting conversation led to this essay. I had met a new friend who immediately felt at ease talking to a gorilla. He brought up an interesting philosophical topic. As a former teacher of philosophy, I was very interested. He said that at this late point in his life there were two things he wanted to discuss. One was the things he did that he shouldn’t have done. The other was the things he should have done and didn’t do.

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Congress are not reform at all, and states such as Ohio could be saddled with tax increases and burdensome mandates as a result. Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 sends a message to those in Congress that they should delay a vote until changes are made that will bring about true reforms. I would encourage everyone who cares about the future of health care in our country to contact their representatives in Congress and voice their opinions about the proposals under consideration. You can find contact information for your congressperson or U.S. senator by going to Senate Concurrent Resolution 24 has been assigned to the Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee, and I will be sure to keep you updated on its progress through the Legislature. Contact State Sen. Shannon Jones at 614-466-9737, via e-mail: or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, OH 43215.

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We agreed that most of these problems occur early in life for moral people and that our youth is a learning period. The problem as we get older is that there are the things we should do and don’t get around to them before it is too late. Then, we are left with regrets that linger with us forever. The things we did in error stay with us unless we have some way of righting the wrong. Some of them may even be minor, but they still nag at us. It is best just to forget them if we can. With most of us, our religious training leaves us with guilt that is hard to completely overcome. Sometimes the only thing we can do is to correct the things we should have done, but didn’t. The important lesson here is not to judge yourself too harshly. We have all made mistakes. Let one of your resolutions be to do random acts of kindness to strangers. It really helps. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.



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Students help create business group’s logo Four students are making their mark on Deer Park. Deer Park High School students Kaleb Mace, Austin Davis, Josh Finamore and Todd Phillips were selected by members of the Deer Park Business Association to design the group’s logo. Donna Farrell, business association treasurer and manager of First National Bank, said there was a fourway tie between the students receiving the most votes for their logo creations. “Four students instead of just one (will) have the chance to work with our professional graphic design person ... plus get a valuable lesson on working together as a team,” Farrell said.

The four students will work with Darrell Williams, owner of Cow Dog Design, a Web site design company in Deer Park, to create the logo for the business association that will incorporate all four of the boys’ ideas into one lasting logo. “The four students (can) feel proud knowing that they contributed to the creation of the logo that will be uesd for years and years to come,” Farrell said. Williams will meet with the students on the in-service day Feb. 26 to create the logo which will be unveiled at a later business association meeting. Farrell said the business association will continue to work with the high school students like Mace, Davis, Finamore and Phillips and are in the planning stages of creating a scholarship for a Deer Park student.

THINGS TO DO Film winners

Mayerson JCC is hosting the JCC Afternoon Series: Film Festival Winners from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. See “To Die in Jerusalem,” a documentary exploring story of Israeli teen Rachel Levy, victim of a suicide bomber named Ayat alAkhras, a Palestinian schoolgirl who bore an uncanny resemblance to Levy. The cost is $1. Reservations are required. Call 761-7500 or visit

Make cheese

Grailville Education and Retreat Center is hosting “Cheese Making and More: A Culinary Retreat” at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland. It concludes 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7. Get hands-on experience with making yogurt, fromage

blanc, ricotta and mozzarella cheese and discuss how hard cheeses are made. The event is open to ages 18 and up. The cost is $190 overnight, $175 commuter. Reservations are required. Call 683-2340 or visit

Gem show

Sharonville Convention Center is hosting the GemStreet USA Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. See vendors specializing in gems, jewelry, beads of all sizes and design for making jewelry, fossils, crystals and more. Admission is $7, $5 seniors and students, free ages 11 and under. Call 216521-4367 or visit

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With fierce determination, Ryan Korengel focuses on the baseball. He swings, using only his right arm. His sawed-off bat meets the ball with a crack. He does it over and over, rarely missing. The 14-year-old Madeira Middle School student’s skill is remarkable, considering that he nearly died in 2008, that his doctors said he might never walk again and that half of his eyesight is gone forever. When the remnants of Hurricane Ike struck Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky on Sept. 14, 2008, Ryan was on a Newtown golf course with three friends. Like the rest of the region, he was caught off guard when winds swelled to 84 mph. His ordeal was publicized in a January 2009 Enquirer story. That afternoon, a tree limb snapped and hit him on the head, shattering half of his skull. The accident left him with extensive and permanent damage. Since he’s always loved baseball and golf, sports have become a powerful motivator for Ryan’s rehabilitation. Besides traditional therapy at school and two mornings a week at a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center site at the Drake Center, Ryan goes to Fitness 3K in Loveland once a week for batting practice and boxing lessons. Doing what he loves helps break the monotony of therapy, while helping him improve balance, strength and coordination. “I slip sometimes and call it ‘therapy,’ said his father, Don Korengel of Madeira. “He despises the word, ‘therapy.’ This really isn’t therapy to him. This is fun.” Despite his physical challenges, Ryan earned a spot on his school’s golf team this past fall. Again, swinging with only his right arm, he was among the top four scorers during tryouts. Before the accident, Ryan used his left arm for sports and his right arm for everything else.


The amazing recovery of Ryan Korengel, 13, continues following life threatening injuries he suffered when a tree limb snapped and hit him on a golf course in September 2008. He now rehabilitates awith the help of a personal trainer, Chindea Warner (shown here), to restore leg and arm strength. He also takes batting practice, under the watchful eye of his father and Jack Kuzniczci. That’s when teachers nominated him for a national “Yes, I Can!” award from the Council for Exceptional Children, based in Arlington, Va. Each year, the council honors 27 children with disabilities who excel. He will accept his awardin Nashville, Tenn., on April 23. “I don’t think he ever gives himself enough credit for how hard he’s worked,” said his mother, Shelly Korengel. “He doesn’t think anything he’s done so far has been special.” To appreciate just how special Ryan is, one has to understand how far he’s come since he stood on the eighth hole at Little Miami Golf Center that September day. Ryan and an angel he didn’t know exchanged waves. Moments later, she saw the limb - estimated at 6 inches in diameter and about 20 feet long - fall. The angel, playing an adjoining hole, turned out to be Dr. Deb Fritz of Indian Hill, a rheumatologist who has also done emergency room work. “When she got to him, he was blue. His face was down into the grass ... he wasn’t breathing,” Don said. (Fritz has since become a good friend of the family.)

The Korengels waited anxiously during five heartwrenching hours of surgery at Cincinnati Children’s, in which one-third of Ryan’s blood supply was replaced. When it was over, the Korengels asked the neurosurgeon about his prognosis. “He said if your child makes it through the evening, there’s a strong probability he’ll be paralyzed on the left side of his body,” Don said. Ryan’s left side was, indeed, paralyzed, but he has recovered enough that he can walk. He had to learn again how to swallow, sit up, walk and speak. His left arm is mostly immobile. For part of each day, he wears bands on his left arm and left leg. The bands give him an electrical charge to try to stimulate movement. He cannot see anything left of center with either eye. Half of his skull is made of titanium. Still, Ryan keeps a positive outlook. “That’s probably one of the strangest things about his recovery. He really never has hit rock bottom,” Shelly said. “He’s never had a day where he feels sorry for himself.” Ryan has undergone five surgeries, spent 80 days hospitalized and essentially

missed seventh grade. He is at school full time but is not taking a full load of classes, because he does some therapy at school. Teachers are combining his seventh and eighth grade years to prepare him for high school. Jean Wykoff, a speech language pathologist at Madeira Middle School, said Ryan has made great progress. “It’s because of his parents and his drive to succeed,” Wykoff said. “He doesn’t complain about anything. He’s been an inspiration to everybody that’s around him.” Outside of school, Ryan spends a half-hour boxing and training with Chideha Warner, trainer and owner of Fitness 3K, then gets into the batting cage with Jack Kuzniczci, Madeira High School’s baseball coach. The first practice after the accident, Ryan came in a wheelchair. That night, he ended up sitting on the edge of a bench and hitting LiteFlight softballs off a tee. When Ryan got his titanium skull, Kuzinczki started pitching baseballs. “He started to drive the ball off the back screen, which is pretty hard to do,” Kuzinczki said. What’s kept Ryan going during this difficult time? “God. Knowing if I do good I can play golf. Megan,” Ryan said. Megan is his supportive 17-year-old sister, a senior at Madeira High School. Added his father: “I would always describe Ryan as being sort of religious. This certainly has brought out more of a faith and spiritual side of Ryan ... I think when things are sort of out of your control, what else do you have?” Ryan’s attitude has also helped his recovery. “The one thing that defines him right now - and I mean this in a good way he really doesn’t care what other people think,” Don said. “He focuses on the things he wants to get done, and he finds a way to get them done. “He doesn’t dwell on the things that he can’t do.”

Madeira grad part of top 10 find By Amanda Hopkins

Andras Nagy was featured not once, but twice in “Archaeology,” a magazine published by the Archaelogical Institute of America. The 2006 Madeira High School graduate worked with his University of Cincinnati professor Kenneth Tankersley on a find of prehistoric and early historic Native American rock art that was traced back to the

Cherokee known as the Sequoyah in a cave in Clay County, Ky. Nagy said he and Tankersley discovered the rock art while they were working in the cave to preserve the cave art. It was labeled as one of the top 10 finds by “Archaeology.” “It’s like a contact between us and the past,” Nagy said. He was brought on to the preservation project because he helped discover a better

way to preserve the art through digital documentation. Nagy said he likes the thrill of discovering history and understands the importance of preservation of the Native American artwork. Nagy plans to attend graduate school to study historical archaeology after he graduates from the University of Cincinnati this spring. Nagy is majoring in anthropology and minoring in history.


Madeira High School graduate Andras Nagy was part of a discovery of prehistoric cave art in a southeastern Kentucky cave. It was named a top 10 find by “Archaeology” magazine.

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From left: Kaleb Mace, Austin Davis, Josh Finamore and Todd Phillips were all selected by members of the Deer Park Business Association to work together to create a logo for the business association.



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Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Bring monetary donations only in the form of check, money order or credit card. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 8188 Montgomery Road. Collection and distribution of children’s books for families and children in need through local non-profit and community organizations. 891-7170. Kenwood.


AARP Tax Assistance, noon-5 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Attendees get help with taxes. For seniors. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village. The Practice of Poetry: A Writing Workshop Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Workshops based on belief that all the things that make good poetry including paying attention to the interaction of our inner lives and the outer world, making time for reflection, nurturing supportive relationships, honest assessment of what works and what doesn’t and careful discernment as to what we keep and what we let go. $175 weekly, $115 bi-weekly. Registration required. 6832340; Loveland.


JCC Afternoon Series: Film Festival Winners, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. “To Die in Jerusalem.” Documentary exploring story of Israeli teen Rachel Levy, victim of suicide bomber named Ayat al-Akhras, a Palestinian schoolgirl who bore an uncanny resemblance to Levy. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. $1. Reservations required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


Brent Weinbach, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 college and military night. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 5


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod, shrimp, grilled chicken breast, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread desserts and drinks. Carryout available. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash.

Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road. Marge Schott Parish Center. Includes fried cod, grilled salmon, tilapia, shrimp, pizza, fries, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout available. Cash only. $1-$8.50. Presented by All Saints Parish. 792-4600; Sycamore Township. St. Columban Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Salmon, fried cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sandwiches, gourmet or tossed salad, baked potato, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Drive-through and walk-in carryout available. $1-$9. 683-0105; Loveland. Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road. Cafeteria. Includes fried or baked fish, shrimp, pizza, macaroni and cheese and beverages. Desserts and carryout available. $1-$7.50. 791-3238. Deer Park.


Starry, Starry Night, 7 p.m. Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road. Besl Theatre. Broadway singer/actress Sharon Wheatley with Jump ‘n Jive Show Band, UA Capella Choir, US student soloists and others. Cabaret style. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages. Cash bar of beer and wine. Benefits Besl Theatre upgrades. $35. 791-5791, ext. 1252. Blue Ash.


Brent Weinbach, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


World Day of Prayer, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road. Pray for the needs of the world. Free. 831-9449. Indian Hill.


Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Presentation covers free and low-cost services for older adults and caregivers, including in-home care, transportation, Meals on Wheels and more. Free. Reservations required. 2472100. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 6


Needle Felted Rabbit, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave. Lower level. Advanced class. Make 15-inchtall jointed rabbit using hand-dyed roving and felting needles. Bring four medium size buttons to use for jointed arms. Bring additional buttons for eyes or use roving. $75. Presented by Nieberding Fiber Arts. 722-6719; Loveland.


Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.


Team Challenge Meeting, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Free. Presented by Team Challenge. 772-3550; Montgomery.


Cheese Making and More: A Culinary Retreat, 5 p.m. Concludes 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Handson experience with making yogurt, fromage blanc, ricotta and mozzarella cheese and discuss how hard cheeses are made. Includes samples to take home. Ages 18 and up. $190 overnight, $175 commuter. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

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Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


You Deserve a Night Out, 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Sushi and select wine bottles available at 30 percent off. Reservations suggested. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Gardening Classes, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road. Schuler Community Room. Ideas and tips for great lawns, new products and landscape methods. Presented by staff of Bloomin Garden Centre. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. 791-8447. Sycamore Township.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Guitar Lovers, 7342 Kenwood Road. 793-1456; Sycamore Township. Blues Merchants, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 247-9933; Montgomery.


Cincinnati Community Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. “Symphonic Romance.” Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Community Orchestra. 791-7815; Montgomery.


Rhythm N Blue Ash, 8 p.m. Featuring The Hunt Family Fiddlers. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road. Muntz Theater. Family friendly. $12, $10 advance. Reservations recommended. Presented by Raymond Walters College. 745-5705; certs.htm. Blue Ash.


The Hunt Family, 8 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road. Family of nine performs Irish step dancing and mix of Celtic, bluegrass and popular tunes. Part of Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Ash Series. Family friendly. $12, $10 advance. Reservations recommended. Presented by Raymond Walters College. 745-5705; certs.htm. Blue Ash.


The Hunt Family Fiddlers perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Rhythm N Blue Ash at Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road, at the Muntz Theater. It is family friendly. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $12, $10 advance. Call 745-5705 or visit S U N D A Y, M A R C H 7

ART OPENINGS Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road. Reception. Includes food and meet-the-artists. Local artists present 50-60 works. Most pieces available for purchase. Exhibit continues through April 5. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 321-3219; Montgomery. LECTURES

The How of Happiness: A Science and Practice, 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road. Information on how to increase happiness and get the life you want. With Sonja Lyubomirsky and Donna Mayerson. Benefits Jewish Family Service. Ages 18 and up. $85, $70 advance for professionals; $25, $20 advance. Registration required. Presented by Jewish Family Service. 766-3352; Loveland.


Brent Weinbach, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.

Brent Weinbach, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery. An Evening of Laughter, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow, Laughs provided by four comedians with local roots. Dinner included. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Temple Sholom Sisterhood. $18. Presented by Temple Sholom Sisterhood. 791-1330. Amberley Village.




Open House, 10:30 a.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive, Suite 100, Attendees invited to learn more about school’s programs, discuss educational goals, tour facilities and learn about tuition scholarship opportunities. Free. Presented by The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati. 8332430; Symmes Township.

Party Planning Showcase, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Event planning showcase with vendors, bakeries, photographers, prizes and more. Free. 7936627, 621-3145; Amberley Village.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ART EXHIBITS Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Community of Christ Church, 623 Paxton Ave. Promoting heart and soul of crochet for crocheters of all skill levels. $20 annual membership. Presented by Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild. 683-1670; Loveland.


What Parents Should Know about Reading and Comprehension Development, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Langsford Learning Acceleration Center, 9402 Towne Square Ave. Presentation series for parents and caregivers on reading, comprehension development and current research. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 531-7400. Blue Ash. JCC Krav Maga Workshop, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Learn basics of Israeli self defense. Ages 16 and up. $30. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


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

Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; Montgomery.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Images of the Past, 7 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Special presentation by Jenny Shives and Randle Egbert about local resident Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962). $3, free to GLHSM members. Reservations recommended. 683-5692; Loveland.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY ON STAGE - COMEDY Untold Stories of Jewish History, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Listen to Torah stories that are not well-known. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals . Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.

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ART EXHIBITS Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road. Local artists present 50-60 works. Most pieces available for purchase. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. Through April 5. 321-3219; Montgomery. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.



Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Music Hall, for a show of Chinese dance and music. The company is a group of artists who share in a vision of cultural renewal and are classically trained Chinese dancers, choreographers, musicians and vocalists. The performance is part of a 20-country world tour. Tickets are $125, $90, $70, $50, and $30. Call 513-621-2787 or visit

Look Good.. Feel Better, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road. For women undergoing cancer treatment. Connect with other cancer patients while you learn to cope with the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Free. Registration required. 888-227-6446, option 2. Montgomery.

PROVIDED The Weston Art Gallery hosts “Canstruction,” a canned goods sculpture exhibit highlighting the issue of hunger in Greater Cincinnati and benefiting the Freestore Foodbank. The exhibit is through March 15 and open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. It is free. The public is encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to the Freestore Foodbank. The gallery is at 650 Walnut St. Visit


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March 3, 2010


Can there be a thrill in monotony? Two ways can lead us to more deeply drink of life. One way is that of awareness. We overlook too much meaning, perceive only the veneer, and don’t take enough time to pan for the gold of understanding. As a remedy for superficiality a psychologist might begin by mentioning Plato’s belief that “an unexamined life is not worth living.” To encourage the same awareness a spiritual counselor might facetiously suggest an unaware adult replace the line from a child’s bedtime prayer, “if I should die before I wake…” with, “if I should wake before I die.” Many times I have written of deepening our awareness in life. Today I suggest a secondary mode. It is a paradoxical suggestion – gain the appreciation of life by insights into monotony. Modern minds hate monotony. The repetitious has little attraction. “Been there, seen it, done that,”

peeked through chapel window into our sleepy eyes, the musicians began our opening song. It was a song made popular years before by Cat Stevens: “Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird…” I still remember its impact. The lyrics brought home to me the wonderful repetition of God’s creative act that is repeated each day. Suddenly, I looked on the monotony (?) of each morning as part of God’s romance of us – using the monotony of daily beauty as a reminder of the primordial beauty with which he first endowed the world. Because God is full of life, he can also enjoy the thrill that comes from sameness as well as newness. “I can imagine Almighty God, with something of the joy and exuberance that belongs to a child, saying each morning to the sun, ‘Do it again,’ and every

and forward, not here or within. Repetition of what is experienced now only breeds boredom and monotony. But couldn’t the contrary be true? Instead of saying that those who are full of life hate monotony, couldn’t we say that those who are actually full of life also find a positive thrill in monotony? A child is certainly full of life. Yet, if we play a fun game with a child or do an amusing trick, they’ll say, “Do it again.” If we tell them a story, they won’t say Aunt Edna already told me that. They’ll most likely say, “Tell me again.” Patiently build a house of cards, and after it falls they’ll say “Do it again.” The child is an innocent spark of a God who delights in the new as well as in repetition. I remember the impact on me when, as seminarian, I heard an old song in a new way. One morning, at an early springtime Mass, as the sunlight

we say as if to avoid repeating what we think we already know. C u l t u r a l l y, the modern mind hates the monotony of the Father Lou same spouse, Guntzelman the same car, the same fashion, Perspectives the same morals, and a commitment to anything permanent. We think that makes us more free. So we frenetically search for new thrills, new chemical or experiential highs, new religions, extreme sports, etc. – anything to avoid being swallowed by monotony. Adherents of this search for the new might argue thus: everything that is full of life loves change because life is ever changing. Life is always looking ahead

evening saying to the moon and stars, ‘Do it again,’ and every springtime saying to the daisies, ‘Do it again,’” wrote Bishop Fulton Sheen. God has the eternal appetite of the vibrancy manifested in infancy. We have sinned and grown old, but our Father is younger than we. The repetition of nature may not be mere monotonous reoccurrence but a divine encore for our enjoyment. And some day, after we have struggled with our life-dramas and repetitive problems – and become victorious through God’s grace – we, too, may be called again and again as a curtain-call before the universe. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Plates, bill of sale needed to protect car sellers With car dealers offering deals on new cars these days, more and more people are considering selling their old cars. But, if you’re planning on selling your car on your own, a word of warning so you don’t get stung like a local man. Jason Korte is a 22-yearold college student from North College Hill who wanted to sell his truck. He advertised on the Internet, found a buyer and got paid in cash. He said he thought he did everything right, but ended up losing his driving privileges and more. “The buyer and I went to the title office and we basically signed the title, transferred it. But, looking back now he didn’t have the proof of insurance with him nor did he have his driver’s license – and they still let us do the title transfer,” said Korte. Korte had signed the back of his title and the buyer signed acknowledging the odometer statement. “I did not have the tools to take the license plates off the car, so when the buyer went next door to take care of the registration he said he’d take care of it. I guess

Failing to take your he went in there and license plates from a car you did noth- sell is actually against the ing. He law. Korte’s driver’s license left my l i c e n s e has now been suspended plates on because he didn’t have the car,” insurance on the truck he said. still legally owned. The Howard Ain Korte K o r t e BMV said Korte must settle Hey Howard! d i d n ’ t with the insurance compalearn what ny before he’ll be allowed to had happened until three drive again. “I don’t even know what months later when that buyer ran into a parked car. to do. It’s driving me nuts. They’re saying I Korte got stuck owe them more with a bill from Failing to take than $7,000 that car owner’s before I can even insurance compa- your license start driving,” ny. plates from a Korte said. “They’re saying car you sell is Technically, the I owe them daminsurance compaages of around actually ny can also go $7,800. I called against the after the driver them and said I who ran into the didn’t have a law. parked car. wreck and didn’t But, that person was know what they were talksentenced to a year in jail ing about,” he said. “They said it was about a after being convicted of red truck that I let my friend drunk driving and driving drive, and that I didn’t have on a suspended license. Korte is now trying to insurance. I said I had sold that truck to him,” Korte provide proof he had actually sold the vehicle and said. It turns out that sale was received payment. The Bureau of Motor never recorded by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles – Vehicles offers several tips and remember Korte had for selling your car. • Always stay with the left his license plates on the buyer until you see the car.

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March 3, 2010

Spice up your Lenten fish dish with salsa

At the beginning of Lent, I bring out my Mom’s ancient hand-hewn wooden bowl from Lebanon and sit it on the counter. Whenever I peel a yellow onion, the papery skins go into the bowl. Yesterday, our youngest grandchild, little Eva who will be 2 years old this week, helped pull the skins from the onions for the first time. She will join her cousins the day before Easter helping me color the eggs with natural colorings, like the onion skins, turmeric, beet juice, red cabbage, etc. I’ll share the recipe as we get closer to Easter. Lent is a great time to eat less meat, so the recipe I’m sharing today for tilapia is a good one to get you started.

Tilapia with tomatoes and capers salsa

4 pieces tilapia or salmon

Brush with a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Run under broiler about four to six minutes, turning the fish over if thick. Or sauté. Just don’t overcook it. Check out my blog on for vegetarian recipes for Lent.


2 cups chopped tomato 1 ⁄2 cup chopped parsley 1-2 tablespoons capers, drained (I like 2) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional but very good)

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John T’s mock turtle soup

For Lucine Erb, a Hilltop Press reader.

11⁄2 pounds ground beef 3 quarts HOT water 20 to 30 gingersnaps 1 large onion 1 medium carrot 1 lemon 2 ounces Worcestershire sauce 1 small bottle ketchup (14-ounce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon pepper 4 hard-boiled eggs (finely chopped) 2 tablespoons sherry wine (or vinegar) Small bag of pickling spice Place the meat and gingersnaps in the hot water and allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Grind or grate the onion and the carrot and add to mixture. Slice the

lemon paper thin and add to mixture. Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Suspend bag of pickling spice into mixture. Cook over a low heat for 2 to 3 hours. Stir frequently. Add finely chopped eggs about half-hour before finish. Add wine (or vinegar). Cool quickly by placing in sink of cold water. When cool, place in refrigerator until ready for use. Mixture will keep for a week or more if refrigerated. Can also be frozen for later use. Enjoy!

eggs: For Pat Kremer, a Recorder reader, who wants to make it for someone on a restricted diet due to illness. San Antonio Parish pizza: Mike, a Glendale reader, remembers the pizza served at this church during summer festivals in the 1960s. “The festivals were held in a lot across from the little Italian church on Queen City Avenue in South Fairmount.” It was prepared in the church basement and was square, heavy on seasonings, simple, yet different from restaurant-style pizza.

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Check out the Web version of my column at for more great mock turtle soup recipes.

Rooting out recipes

Barleycorn’s dressing: Reader Kathy Snow said Barleycorn’s Bleu Cheese dressing is sold by the jar at each location. Pudding w/out milk or

Chicken like old Tasty Bird, Kenwood Plaza store. Bridge Café Milford’s maple bacon dressing and chicken salad Karlos, Springdale’s country penne pasta. Whiskey’s Restaurant, Lawrenceburg’s peanut coleslaw and hearty nobean Texas chili. Jeff Ruby’s macadamia ice cream pie with ganache topping.

Goetta origin update

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

I can’t wait to share this information with Mark Balasa of Glier’s Meats – they make a great goetta. Charlene Mecklenburg, Manfred Schnetzer and Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, president of the German-American Citizens League and curator of the German Heritage Museum in Cleves, all sent in fascinating information about the origins of goetta. Turns out it comes from northern Germany, and those folks who immigrated to our area carried the goetta-making tradition with them. More on our Web version of this column. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Church to host benefit concert

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Just over a week before a concert to benefit the ministry of Over-the-Rhine’s First Lutheran Church, the furnace has given out at the historic church. But the show will go on. “Getting Comfortable with the Classics,” a performance by members of the Cincinnati Symphony

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1 scant tablespoon minced garlic Several tablespoons of olive oil – go to taste Salt and pepper to taste

Orchestra and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, will be held 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Good Shepherd Lutheran, 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood. With no guarantee the boiler at the church at 1208 Race St. would be up and running in time, “the decision was made last night” to

move the event, said Good Shepherd Senior Pastor Larry Donner. The benefit is designed to introduce the classics to new audiences and engage families in great music. The family-friendly concert features some of Cincinnati’s premier brass and string musicians who have

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Community RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is offering a 13-week session of “DivorceCare,” a scripturally-based support group for men and women going through separation or divorce. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the church (through April 13). More information is available at the church’s Web site, or Registration is also available at either Web site or by calling the church office at 561-4220. All are welcome. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church is hosting a light sandwich supper at 6 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent in the fellowship hall. All the fixin’s for a sandwich buffet and a salad will be provided. Following a short time for gathering, Pastor Josh lead a series of discussions on “being Lutheran.” Taken from the small catechism, these discussions are designed to engage those new to the Lutheran tradition and as a “refresher” for those who have been part of the Lutheran tradition for many years. A worship service will follow immediately at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome. The topics for each week’s discussion are: March 3, Apostle’s Creed, A Heart of Flesh; March 10, Lord’s Prayer, Be Still and Know; March 17, Baptism, Be Not Afraid; March 24, Communion, Sighs Too Deep for Words. The Lenten series is also Maundy Thursday, April 1, and Good Friday, April 2. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

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

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon

Connections Christian Church

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist

The church is hosting Lenten Fish Frys from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 2. Menu of macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, bread, desert and drink will be served with entree choices of shrimp basket, two-piece grilled chicken breast, two slices cheese pizza or All-YouCan-Eat-Icelandic-Cod. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children (ages 5-10), and free for children under age 4. Ladies of the church provide the homemade baked desserts. Another bible study, “The Life We Share,” a comparative study of the major world religions will meet with Pastor Roberts each Monday through March 22. Bring your bible. 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; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 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.

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 489-9572.


About religion

Trinity Community Church

“Heaven” is coming to the church. The Lenten series, based on the book “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn, is from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 24 through March 24. For information, call the church office at 791-7631. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631.

Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

Northern Hills Synagogue

Shabbat evening services begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 5. Shabbat morning services begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6. The congregation will welcome members who have joined over the past 2 years. A luncheon will follow services. There is no charge. The Sisterhood will host a Card Crafting Workshop at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 7. Judy Workman will demonstrate how to craft greeting cards using stamps, ribbons and embellishments. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

The church is continuing the Lenten Series, “Meeting Jesus Along the Way,” Sunday, March 7, with the sermon “Singing a New Song Along the Way-Jesus and Nicodemus,” based on the scripture reading John 3:1-17. Communion will be offered on this day. St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sycamore Christian Church

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

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


Mass Schedule: 8:30am & 7:15pm Mon-Fri Confession Mon & Tues 3-4pm 1st & 3rd Friday 6:45-7:45pm Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

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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

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

Sunday Service 10:30am Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894 INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum Pastor: Josh Miller Baby sitter provided Visit our website at:

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(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale 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. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm.

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Church of God

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am


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Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Saturday, March 27. All are welcome. It is a free family event. Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration begins April 1. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Men’s Basketball meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in the church gym. All able bodied men (and maybe not so able bodied men) are invited for some exercise. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

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Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rick Riggs, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult Sunday School 9:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:45am Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 Years"

Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

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4100 Taylor Ave 871-3136 E-Mail Judy Jackson, Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:00am Adult Bible Study 9:00am, Youth Sunday School 10:00am Childcare provided for Infants and Toddlers “Partners with Jesus in the Community and the World”

Suburban Life

March 3, 2010

Organizations kick off Black Church Week of Prayer Phill Wilson, founder and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute based in Los Angeles, will be the keynote speaker for the kickoff of the Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS (BCWOPHA) which begins Sunday, March 7. Held at the offices of STOP AIDS (220 Findlay St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202) the evening will begin at 4 p.m. with a meet-and-greet with Wilson, as well as the final open house of the Reggie Williams Exhibit, a multimedia exhibit commemorating the life and struggle of the late Reggie Williams (19511999), an AIDS Activist who grew up in Cincinnati.

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While kicking off the Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, discussing the ‘Test One Million’ HIV Testing Campaign of the Black AIDS Institute, and sharing more about the Black AIDS Institute, Wilson will also make a tribute to his late friend, Reggie Williams, both of whom were co-founders of the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention. HIV testing will also be available throughout the evening. Leaders from local AIDS organizations will be on hand, as well as Pastors from several area churches to speak about their respective organizations and the importance of the BCWOPHA. Additionally, Wilson will speak at Zion Global Ministries Church (9180 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester, OH 45069), Sunday, March 7, at the 10:30 a.m. service to begin the Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. The Reggie Williams Exhibit is located at the STOP AIDS Offices, open Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Groups interested in tours or hour-long education sessions on HIV, call STOP AIDS at 412-2437. For more information, visit

Community NEWSMAKERS Senator named ‘Watchdog of the Treasury’

State Sen. Shannon Jones (R-7th District) received the “Watchdog of the Treasury” Award from the United Conservatives of Ohio for her work during the 127th General Assembly. Jones, who has consistently voted against tax increases and has been a leader at the Statehouse in the fight against excessive spending and government waste, received her award (in the shape of a small bulldog statute) at a breakfast this morning. “Too many Ohioans are out of work and struggling to make ends meet. They simply cannot afford to send more of their limited resources to fund big government at all levels,” Jones said. “More than ever, gov-

ernment must be efficient with taxpayer dollars and err on the side of tightening the belt rather than always going back to the taxpayer.” This General Assembly, Jones is continuing her work to rein in government spending. She voted no on more than $1 billion in fee increases as part of the state budget bill as well as against the governor’s income tax increase. She is one of three senators appointed by Senate President Bill Harris to serve on the Budget Planning and Management Commission. This task force is working to develop a strategy for balancing the next state budget, which is expected to be more than $7 billion short due to all the one-time and federal stimulus money used prop up the current budget. Jones has introduced a resolution to oppose


State Sen. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) accepts the “Watchdog of the Treasury” Award from the United Conservatives of Ohio for her work during the 127th General Assembly. federal health care legislation, which would drive up costs to Ohio families, businesses and state government. She helped pass legislation in January that would prevent the Admicnistration from diverting funds from Ohioans charitable donations to balance the state

budget. Her bill is pending in the Ohio House of Representatives. Jones represents the 7th Ohio Senate District, which includes Warren County and a portion of Hamilton County. Prior to her service in the Ohio Senate, she served as state representative for the 67th District.

Metro’s spring service change Sunday, March 7 Metro’s routine spring service change will go into effect Sunday, March 7. The following routes have schedule changes: • Route 2X, Madeira Express • Route 4, Montgomery Road corridor • Route 10, Western Hills-Price Hill

• Route 11, Madison Road • Route 32, Delhi-Price Hill • Route 43, Reading Road • Route 4, Fairmount • Route 69, Madisonville • Route 78, Vine Street corridor

In response to customer requests, Metro will offer earlier service to UC’s Raymond Walters campus on Route 4, Blue Ash. Metro also will adjust schedules to make it easier to ride to work downtown on Route 10, Western HillsPrice Hill service. Metro will distribute bus

schedules and answer ]questions at the downtown Government Square transit hub, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, March 5. The new March 7 bus schedules are also available on For information, call Metro at 621-4455, weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Vehicle bumper and tire damaged at 7012 Cambridge Ave., Feb. 4.



Daniel Lee Bedford, 18, 4317 E. Galbraith Road, domestic violence, cruelty to anmals, aggraveated menacing, Feb. 22. Jennifer L. Meyer, 29, 3768 Floral Ave., Cincinnati, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of auto accident at Virginia Avenue, Feb. 19. Kenny Inskeep, 44, 4310 Kugler Mill Road, warrants, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 4320 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 18. Lee Holmes, 19, 11030 Grand Avenue, Cincinnati, drug abuse, warrant at 7210 Plainfield Road, Feb. 18. Curt Mueller, 48, 1703 Gorman Lane, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 7228 Blue Ash Road, Feb. 18.

Incidents/investigations Theft

$55 worth of items stolen from United Dairy Farmers, 4101 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 18.


Incidents/investigations Theft

Guns and gun safe taken; $5,000 at 7398 Dawson, Feb. 4. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $23 at Miami Avenue, Feb. 13.

Unlawful sexual conduct with minor

Offense involved 14-year-old female at 7100 block of Wallace Ave., Feb. 13.



Sarai Goldhoff, 21, 9827 Catalpa Woods Court, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 8. Carletta Davis, 22, 1564 W. Galbraith Road, theft at 7800 Montgomery Road, Feb. 8.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened with gun and money removed at 10809 Montgomery Road, Feb. 4.


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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 6833444. • Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056. • Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214. • Sycamore Township, 792-7254.

Identity fraud

Reported at 1989 Buckland Drive, Feb. 6. Iphone valued at $400 removed from locker at 8129 Montgomery Road, Feb. 8. Counterfeit bill passed at 7289 Kenwood Drive, Feb. 9. Merchandise valued at $4,545 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 4.


Graffiti painted at 11797 Solzman, Feb. 4.

YMCA gears up to raise funds dren are growing in positive ways because of their neighborhood YMCA. The success for this year’s EveryONE Deserves a Y Annual Campaign has never been more important as the difficult economic times are burdening families with increased stress and heightened need for focusing on well being. For many, these opportunities simply wouldn’t be possible without the YMCA’s Membership For All sliding scale fee making opportunities affordable for everyone. Last year alone 27,000 people throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky participated in

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Volunteers, staff and members whose lives have been enriched by the Blue Ash YMCA are about to embark on a pursuit of an ambitious goal. Their mission? To raise more than $67,000 between Feb. 22 and March 31 in the first phase of a year-round effort to ensure the YMCA can continue its vision of never turning anyone away from opportunities to grow in spirit, mind and body. Every day lives are empowered, families are spending affordable quality time together, parents are being healthy role models for their children, and chil-


neighborhood YMCA memberships, summer camps, sports, swim lessons, classes and programs with financial assistance from the YMCA totaling more than $3.6 million. Forty-one percent of the kids participating in YMCA sports, swim lessons, structured afterschool, nurturing child care and camp were able to do so because of reduced rates. They learned positive character values, gained confidence and made new friends. To learn more or make a donation, call the Blue Ash YMCA at 791-5000 or visit

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David Charles Albrecht

David Charles Albrecht, 50, of Price Hill died Jan. 22. Survived by son, Charles Donald Albrecht of Western Hills; and brothers, Brian Albrecht and Greg Albrecht of Albrecht Rossmoyne. Preceded in death by mother, Mary

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Hiram C. Saylor

Hiram C. Saylor, 90, of Kenwood died Feb. 22. Survived by child, Diane Campbell; grandchildren, Angie, Brian, Craig, Chris, Suzanne and Gina; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Andrew. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth (nee Neeley) Saylor; and children, Gary Saylor and Peggy Griffie.

Services were Feb. 25 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

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Juvenile male, 17, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Feb. 6. Juvenile male, 16, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Feb. 6. Juvenile male, 14, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Feb. 6.






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March 3, 2010


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FIRE/EMS RUNS Sycamore Township Fire Department 911 calls from Jan. 13 to Jan. 31: Jan. 13, I71 N, motor vehicle accident Jan. 13, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 13, I 275 W, motor vehicle accident Jan. 13, Conrey, medical emergency Jan. 13, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 13, Tiki, medical emergency Jan. 13, Lamont, medical emergency Jan. 14, Floral, structure fire Jan. 14, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Jan. 14, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Jan. 14, I 275 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Jan. 14, Woodlawn, medical emergency Jan. 15, Montgomery, alarm activation Jan. 15, Montgomery, alarm activation Jan. 15, Buckland, fall Jan. 15, Brookgreen, no patient contact Jan. 15, Montgomery, fall Jan. 15, Kugler Mill, medical emergency

Jan. 15, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 15, Reed Hartman, fall Jan. 15, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 16, Kemper @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Jan. 16, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 16, Dearwester, medical emergency Jan. 16, Galbraith, fall Jan. 17, Montgomery, alarm activation Jan. 17, Galbraith, smoldering wire Jan. 17, Cedarwood, structure fire Jan. 17, Montgomery, alarm activation Jan. 17, Deerway, gas leak Jan. 17, Montgomery, ballast malfunction Jan. 17, Kemper, medical emergency Jan. 17, Cedarwood, medical emergency Jan. 17, Galbraith, lift assist Jan. 17, Southwick, medical emergency Jan. 17, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Jan. 18, Montgomery, alarm activation

Jan. 18, Lake Thames, smoke scare Jan. 18, Galbraith, fall Jan. 18, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 18, Wicklow, medical emergency Jan. 18, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 18, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 18, Kirtley, medical emergency Jan. 18, Cornell, medical emergency Jan. 18, Kenwood, medical emergency Jan. 18, Ponds, medical emergency Jan. 19, Oakwood, structure fire Jan. 19, Gwilada, fall Jan. 19, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 19, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 19, Keller, no patient contact Jan. 19, Galbraith, fall Jan. 19, Kenwood, fall Jan. 19, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 19, Wicklow, no patient contact Jan. 19, Montgomery, alarm activation Jan. 19, Kenwood, alarm activation Jan. 20, Tisbury, no patient contact Jan. 20, Tiki, medical emergency Jan. 20, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 20, Galbraith, fall Jan. 20, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 20, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Jan. 20, Kenwood, good intent Jan. 20, Sycamore, medical emergency Jan. 20, Keller, medical emergency Jan. 20, Miami Hills, medical emergency

Jan. 20, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 20, Montgomery, alarm activation Jan. 20, Mantell, good intent Jan. 21, Montgomery, alarm activation Jan. 21, Donna, gas leak Jan. 21, Montgomery, wires down Jan. 21, Montgomery, wires down Jan. 21, I 71 S @ 12.5, motor vehicle accident Jan. 21, Conrey, medical emergency Jan. 21, Blue Ash, medical emergency Jan. 21, First, fall Jan. 21, Montgomery, fall Jan. 21, Kugler Mill, good intent Jan. 21, I 71 S, motor vehicle accident Jan. 22, Lake Thames, no patient contact Jan. 22, Northlake, alarm activation Jan. 22, Plainfield, fall Jan. 22, Gwilada, lift assist Jan. 22, Chaucer, no patient contact Jan. 22, Galbraith, medical emergency Jan. 22, Galbraith, fall Jan. 23, Longfield, CO incident Jan. 23, School, wires down Jan. 23, Corporate Park, alarm activation Jan. 23, Darnell, fall Jan. 23, Galbraith, fall Jan. 23, Galbraith, fall Jan. 23, Kenwood, medical emergency Jan. 23, Dearwester, fall Jan. 24, Blue Ash, police request Jan. 24, Montgomery, alarm activation Jan. 24, I 275 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident

Jan. 24, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Jan. 24, Dearwester, medical emergency Jan. 24, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 24, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 24, School, medical emergency Jan. 24, Dearwester, lift assist Jan. 24, Dearwester, medical emergency Jan. 24, Kenwood, medical emergency Jan. 25, Galbraith, fall Jan. 25, I 71 N, motor vehicle accident Jan. 25, Keller, medical emergency Jan. 25, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 25, Dearwester, medical emergency Jan. 25, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 25, Hosbrook, good intent Jan. 26, Sixth, medical emergency Jan. 26, I 275 @ Reed Hartman, motor vehicle accident Jan. 26, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Jan. 26, Montgomery, no patient contact Jan. 26, Dearwester, medical emergency Jan. 26, Great Wolf, good intent Jan. 26, Brisben, cooking fire Jan. 26, Chester, structure fire Jan. 27, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Jan. 27, Village, medical emergency Jan. 27, Plainfield, lift assist Jan. 27, Merrymaker, medical emergency Jan. 27, Donna, medical emergency

About Fire, EMS reports

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). Jan. 28, Laurel, fall Jan. 28, Donegal, medical emergency Jan. 28, Owlwoods, lift assist Jan. 28, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 28, Elizabeth, structure fire Jan. 28, Rosemary, CO alarm Jan. 28, Montgomery, alarm activation Jan. 29, Chetbert, medical emergency Jan. 29, Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 29, Kenwood, medical emergency Jan. 29, Eldora, medical emergency Jan. 29, Pike, cancelled call Jan. 29, Kenwood, smoke scare Jan. 30, Sturbridge @ Montgomery, medical emergency Jan. 30, Galbraith, motor vehicle accident Jan. 30, Lakeview, smoke scare Jan. 31, Darnell, medical emergency

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