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Madeira police recommend sidewalk Majority of Shewango Way residents needed for council to act By Jason Hoffman

MADEIRA — A group of residents met two weeks ago with Lt. Chris Zumbiel of the Madeira Police Department to pore over the findings of a traffic study the department conducted for the road. Residents voiced concern over speeding on the Shewango Way – one of several cutthrough streets in Madeira – prompting the police to do a traffic study. The study consisted of four phases combining ze-

ro-tolerance traffic enforcement with monitoring the amount of traffic and speed rates, additional sign placement and a survey of residents on the street. “We found there was a lot of traffic on the street, but maybe not as much speeding as originally thought,” Zumbiel said. In February, police placed an electronic speed-monitoring sign on the road and found 1,814 vehicles traveled past the sign. All tolled, five vehicles were found to be traveling at unacceptable speeds meaning 99.7

percent were in the acceptable range of less than 35 mph. The street’s speed limit is 25 mph, but officers don’t usually ticket motorists unless they are more than 10 mph over the speed limit, Zumbiel said. The officer added it would be unrealistic to think officers would ticket drivers going 5 mph over the speed limit. That tolerance, however is unacceptable to some residents. “They don’t give tickets if you’re going 35 mph on our street,” said Susan Houghton,

Madeira resident. “The people are going too fast on our street – 35 mph is too fast for Shewango.” Houghton also said she would like to see police reinstall children-at-play signs with signage warning of strict traffic law enforcement. Other residents in attendance proposed lowering the speed limit to 20 mph or installing speed humps, but both of those options are unrealistic, Zumbiel said. Zumbiel recommended residents compose a petition for city council requesting it install a sidewalk on one or both sides of the road at the residents’ expense. A sidewalk would allevi-

ate concerns about having to walk in the streets and reduce risks of pedestrians being hit by motorists, Zumbiel said, and would be acceptable to city officials as long as a majority of the 31 residents on Shewango Way agreed to install one. A sidewalk would cost about $20 per linear foot and cost anywhere from $49 to $124 annually per household depending on what the residents want from the city, Zumbiel said. Want to know more about Madeira government and community? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.

Columbia Twp. tax hike proposed Levy would exceed state 10-mill limit By Jeanne Houck

Deer Park/Silverton firefighters and Deer Park police officers participated in Deer Park High School's mock crash performance May 9. Emergency responders simulated a drunk driving crash scene for students. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Deer Park stages crash to deter students from drunk driving By Leah Fightmaster

Sometimes, seeing is believing. Deer Park High School students didn’t have to see the real thing. To show them drunk driving is dangerous and can have disastrous consequences,

LET US PRAY B1 Sycamore Township residents and officials gathered for the National Day of Prayer.


faculty members teamed with emergency responders to give a first-hand look at what could happen when driving under the influence. Four seniors donned formal clothing and sported fake blood and injuries May 9 as part of a mock crash scene resulting from a drunk driving accident.


Lauren Troxell hysterically screamed at “intoxicated” DaWatch scenes from the Deer ryl Ringwood about killing Park mock crash. Go to their classmate. Deer Park police officers investigated the scene while Haley Hodge sat in the front Deer Park/Silverton firefightseat of a smashed car with ers freed Hodge from the car painted wounds as Sam ClemSee CRASH, Page A2 ent laid on the hood of the car.

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COLUMBIA TWP. — Citing revenue cuts from the state and other funding sources, township trustees have taken the first step in placing a tax hike proposal on the November ballot. The Columbia Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution May 14: Declaring the need to levy a tax that would put the total millage assessed a property by township, county and school levies over Ohio’s constitutional 10-mill limit, over which officials need voter approval. Asking the Hamilton County auditor to certify how much money would be generated if millage is increased. Township President Stephen Langenkamp, Vice President Susan Hughes and Trustee David Kubicki will later decide how large of an operating levy they believe is needed and vote to put it on the Nov. 5 ballot.

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Township Administrator Mike Lemon said they probably will end up asking voters to increase the millage from 0.4 mills to about 2.4 mills.CQ If approved, Lemon said, that would generate an additional estimated $228,000 annually for the township effective Jan. 1. If approved the proposed levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $65 to $70 more per year in taxes, Lemon said. “While we must wait for the auditor to provide the information per $100,000 (valuation), my estimate is it will be somewhere in the $65 to $70 per $100,000 for a 2-mill levy,”

Lemon said. Township trustees said asking voters to approve an operating levy is the last thing they want to do. But they said they have to find revenue to cover some of the money the township has lost and that budget cuts the township already has made and economic-development possibilities it already has pursued are not enough. “We’ve always been good stewards of taxpayers’ money,” Langenkamp said. “Our hand has been forced.” This is the first time the township has ever asked voters for a tax increase for operations, Lemon said. He said Ohio has for the past decade been eliminating and phasing out taxes


and fees with the explanation that some of the changes will attract more businesses that will in turn generate increased revenue to municipalities. “Unfortunately, the new business boom promised failed to materialize and township revenues began falling,” Lemon said. Following an $8 billion deficit in 2011, the state sharply reduced its Local Government Fund appropriations and eliminated the estate tax – critical funding sources for municipalities, Lemon said. “Instead of the state solving its financial problem, it created over 1,800 (the number of governmental entities in Ohio) problems at the local level for local officials to resolve,” Lemon said. Lemon said Columbia


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using the jaws of life. While she was put on UC Health’s air care helicopter and Ringwood was “arrested,” Clement was pronounced dead on arrival. Although the scene is staged and no one is actually injured or drunk, seniors see what could be reality if they get behind the wheel of a car after drinking alcohol. The school stages a mock crash every other year before prom and cast students to play the parts, hoping it will drive the idea home. Deer Park’s prom was May 11.


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Senior Emily Morrissey said it was humbling to watch the scene, because it’s a visual reminder of what could happen if one of her classmates chose to drink then drive on prom night. “You can actually see what could happen if someone were to drink and drive on prom,” she said. “Everyone knows that there’s parties going on, and that could happen if they (drink and) drive.” After the crash, students asked questions of fire Capt. Ed Rauen and police Lt. Milt Proctor, such as the legal limit for drinking, reasons for calling air care and the potential penalties for the students had the crash been real. Clement said that for him, the mock crash showed him that real-life events like that happen, and thought that it taught an important lesson to him and his classmates. “I believe everybody learned a valuable lesson of the greatest problem if you go drunk driving is the loss of life, and their blood could be on your hands,” he said. Want more updates for Deer Park? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.



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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Diasperio When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 Where: Lindner Theater, Martha S. Lindner High School, 11525 Snider Road Graduation When: 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2 Where: Gymnasium of the Martha S. Lindner High School, 11525 Snider Road Graduates: 110 Valedictorian: Heather Kay Morrison of West Chester Township Salutatorian: Haley Suzanne Palmore of West Chester Township Speakers: Xavier University President The Rev. Michael Graham, Morrison, Palmore Fun facts: Members of the class of 2013 will be attending 47 different colleges in four different countries, including the United States, France, Canada and China.

Deer Park High School When: June 5, 7 p.m. Where: Crawford Auditorium at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road Graduates: 97 Valedictorian: Michael Bosse Salutatorian: Madeline Ping Madeira High School Baccalaureate When: May 23, 7 p.m. Where: Medert Auditorium, Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive Speakers: Students Brad Almquist, Hannah Barone, Nina Barone, Sam Bascom, Matt Buescher, Nate Bulman, Amber Castellanos, Zoe


Connors, Anna Damschroder, Katie Derenthal, Daniel Hill, Bette Hopkin, Devon Hutchinson, Lauren Johnson, Joel Kimling, Lydia Smith, Hannah Tytus, Kelsey Williamson, Clair Yee and Maddi Yee. Staff members Dan Brady and Suzy Tucker. Graduation When: May 25, 7 p.m. Where: Romano Courtyard, Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive Graduates: 133 Co-valedictorians: Burke Evans and James O’Connor Co-salutatorians: Maggie Gray and Emma Shaw Fun facts: More than 30 students will graduate with a grade point average of a 4.0 or better.

Moeller High School When: May 16 Where: St. Susanna Catholic Church Graduates: 225 Valedictorian: Christopher Kessling of Montgomery Salutatorian: Brian Butz of Mt. Healthy Speakers: Kessling and Butz Fun facts: The class of 2013 is Moeller’s 50th graduating class. To mark that milestone, the school held a breakfast earlier this month and invited members of the first class in 1964 to meet with graduating seniors. The 2013 class also created a scholarship in their name for tuition assistance, as well as installing lights around the school’s statue of Mary as a class gift. For the first time, Moeller graduates will receive their diplomas in “House order” – in alphabetical order according to which of the six houses each student belongs.


The city and its residents honor veterans at the annual Memorial Day March. This event begins at the Madeira Middle School at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, with a solemn walk down Miami Avenue to Dawson Road and ends with a brief ceremony at the newly restored Veteran’s Memorial at McDonald Commons.

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Ursuline dance team places first at competition The Ursuline Academy varsity dance team competed in the Senior Varsity Hip Hop Division at the Ameridance Dance Classic Competition at Seton High School. Coach Brenda Elmore says it was the first time Ursuline performed and competed in the Hip Hop category since the UA dance program was started four years ago. In the Senior Hip Hop Division, Ursuline team competed against Beavercreek, Mason and Milford. The team placed first in the Senior Hip Hop Division, then also won the high point award for all hip hop routines of the day, any age or category (including studio, all star, and collegiate teams), placing at the top over 16 total hip hop teams. The carsity team had an incredibly high average score and outstanding comments from the judges for technique, execution and choreography. This year the program has developed two teams, and in doing so, has tackled many more competition categories, including the following: » Varsity: Hip Hop, Kick, Pom, Lyrical and Officer; » Junior Varsity: Jazz and Kick;

The Ursuline Academy varsity dance team competed in the Senior Varsity Hip Hop Division at the Ameridance Dance Classic Competition at Seton High School Jan. 12. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

» Combined: JV and Varsity will combine for open. Team members are Ashley Abbate '13 of West Chester Township, Courtney Arand '13 of Mason, Erica Behrens '15 of Anderson Township, Danielle Brinkmann '16 of Liberty Township, Carmen Carigan '15 of Loveland, Monica Dornoff '16 of Sharonville, Danielle Driscoll '15 of West Chester Township, Tiffany Elmore '15 of Loveland, Hanna Geisler '14 of Indian Hill, Ashley Gray '13 of Loveland, Maria Hale '13 of Fairfield, Jes-

se Haskamp '13 of Loveland, Maddie Johnson '14 of Liberty Township, Erin Kochran '13 of West Chester Township, Megan McShane '16 of Mason, Meagan Morgan '16 of Woodlawn, Angie Pan '13 of Evendale, Chrissy Pan '15 of Evendale, Marisa Pike '13 of Sycamore Township, Grace Reis '13 of Liberty Township, Jen Schoewe '13 of West Chester Township, Audrey Seminara '15 of Mason, Megan Toomb '13 of Mason, Rachel Treinen '13 of Loveland, and Carly Williford '13 of West Chester Township.

Green science made ‘crystal clear’ for St. Vincent Ferrer

St. Vincent Ferrer students learned how a rescue dog and “poppin’ tags,” among other practices, can help save the environment By teaching students fundamental science terms such as chemical change and energy, Michelle White, owner of Crystal Clear Science, uses environmentally friendly examples, and even a pop culture “thrift shop” reference, to explain. White’s presentations put science into a kid’s terms, and she’s been coming to the school for the last several years. The day begins with an allschool assembly, where White lays the base of the program by teaching students about science and how they can use those ideas to be more green. After the program, two grades

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St. Vincent Ferrer students look at snake skins and fossils during an experiment. After the all-school assembly, grades were paired up to conduct experiments at different stations in the gym throughout the day. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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each filter into the gym throughout the day. Those students are broken up into groups, where they rotate through stations run by parent volunteers. At each station, students run experiments that teach them new lessons. Amy Fischer, who plans educational programs for the school as part of the ParentTeacher Organization, said she believes students learn well hands-on instead of just through a textbook. During her presentation, White uses visuals to show, rather than tell, kids how things work and what can be done to help the environment. She teaches about wind and air pressure by explaining how a vacuum works, comparing it to how pollutants affect the Earth’s atmosphere. White also brought in her rescue dog, Orpo, which she

nicknamed Lightning, to explain how humans can be wasteful and can recycle. “Using things once and throwing it away by putting it in a landfill forever isn’t an animal thing, but a human thing,” she said. White, who is from Morrow, brings Orpo and her presentation to different schools, libraries, summer camps and other places to teach kids that science is fun, but so is protecting the environment. “Children get really inundated with environmental education, and this is a way to remind them that when they’re caring for air and recycling, they’re not just doing it for themselves, but for all the other living creatures in the world,” she said. Want more updates for Sycamore Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

Seventh-grade – Nicole L. Abrams, Jami J. Baker, Destiney L. Carmichael, Mackenzie P. Feltner, Kyra L. Fuller, Julie M. Kramer, Jacob A. Pursley, Lily I. Sheppard and Eric M. Winter. Eighth-grade – Ryan J. Anderson, Troy D. Bosse, Hyland C. Dill, Daniel S. Kramer, Jacob R. Moses, Haley C. Schearing and Sarah I. Sheppard. Freshmen – Rebekah R. Adams, Tara R. Adkins, Katelyn V. Bosse, Rebecca H. Co, Katlyn L. Mobley, Sophea Nguon, Ellie M. Proctor and Cheavtine Sokun. Sophomores – Jarod M. Gallenstein, Lauren C. Gates, Hope K. Mueller, Adam M. Petry, Angelika S. Serran and Katie E. Wolf. Juniors – Kelsee N. Barnett, Ryan T. Bosse, Andrew M. Fisher, Ryan W. Hodge, Jeremy B. Nester and Logan S. Walker. Seniors – Hannah J. Adams, Michael D. Bosse, Haley M. Hodge, Kandice D. McAlpine and Jeffrey M. Robinson.

3.500-3.999 GPA Seventh-grade – F. Wyatt Adams, Lillian A. Anderson, Haley M. Bertline, Daniela Chacon, Daniel J. Daily, Mark E. Everman, Madalyn R. Franklin, Jacob S. Frisch, Rebecca M. Hobbs, Caryl Mae P. Libre, Paula D. Ly, Cyril L. Pena, Lilly M. Proctor, Emily A. Robinson, Erin M. Wallet and Mark D. Watkins. Eighth-grade – Aubree N. Adkins, Haley J. Baysic, Christine S. Boehmer, Madeline P. Cain, McKenzie K. Dallas, Jane I. Davidson, Maria K. Egbers, Megan A. Fisk, Jordan L. Foley, Osmar A. Gutierrez, Amber L. Hamilton, Carlee N. Hardin, Dawn E. Hicks, Landon J. Jennings, Ashley D. Mapes, Sean M. Satterfield, Jordan M. Timmerding, Michelle R. Tranor, Kathryn M. Vidourek, Emily A. Weber and Tasha N. Willcutt. Freshmen – Samantha N. Brummett, Ian A. Elfers, Jeremy M. Heglin, Ashley N. Hosbrook, Megan K. Kelly, Sarah G. Kerns, Mick E. Maley, Lacy D. McLaughlin, Zachary C. Osborne, Haley N. Spence, Christian P. Stidham, Charles C. Tassell, Logan R. Troxell and Stephanie L. Varga. Sophomores – Erica M. Brady, Eric J. Gatto, Jenna L. Klunk, Lucia Peraleda Fernandez, Ceara B. Trusty and Daniel R. Winter. Juniors – Amanda G. Fahey, McCartney H. Johnson, Shelby N. Kincer, Anna M. Klunk, Sara C. Kramer, Alisa N. Kyde, Stephanie A. Laux, Shayna L. Mickenberg, Megan A. Neal, Alexis K. Noland, Jennifer F. Pallas, Kyler D. Race, Autumn R. Rauen, Kayla N. Sadler, Michaela S. Sandige, Samuel R. Satterfield and Jessica L. Sharpshair. Seniors - Jami B. Berling, Tess S. Fielden, Lea J. Gatto, Adam N. Holt, Mikayla J. James, Timothy N. Johnson, Chim T. Lam, Tyler W. Lawson, Madeline C. Ping, Daryl A. Ringwood, Kaitlin N. Russell, Able D.

Sique-Collins, Samantha A. Smith, Isa Sokun, Lauren E. Troxell and Connor E. Wood.

3.00 - 3.499 GPA Seventh grade - Abby M. Abrams, Kaley L. Aukerman, Austin P. Bishop, Jacob B. Blackburn, Maggie R. Burton, David V. Comarata, Sean W. Coulehan, Timothy D. Finley, Tyler C. Hum, Madison B. Laveaux, Wilson J. Maley, Elizabeth A. Mawhinney, Mackenzie A. Miller, Sophorn Nguon, Jayla S. Phillips and Riley S. Wilson. Eighth grade - Jon A. Brinkman, Christopher M. Brown, Ravyn Y. Feltner, Tori A. Hensley, Amanda L. Jarvis, Alexander M. Krehe, J. Alexander Laudermilk, Elizabeth D. Morgan, Xavier L. Pena, Jacob E. Pickering, Jamie L. Reed, Evanthia E. Sansone, Evan P. Schramm, Kristina R. Schroeder, Jenna M. Shepherd, Jacob C. Shreves, Emilie M. Smart, Zachary R. Steele, Samantha L. Stevens, Kaylee N. Taylor, Erik M. Webb, Braelynn P. Wolf and Sarah E. Wood. Freshmen - H. Wesley Adams, C. Rena Allen, Matthew D. Bosse, Zachary E. Cain, Phoebe L. Carlotta, Natalie N. Carnes, Melody L. Carpenter, Devin L. Cromwell, Morgan E. Donnellon, Breea K. Kincer, Ray E. Locher, Michaela L. McCarthy, Austin S. Mobley, Austin T. Osborne, Jesse W. Potts, Alexander L. Richardson, Shelby N. Schoonover, Mekayla A. Schwab, Laniya M. Walker-Gresham, Ashley J. Webb, Destiny S. Welage, Hannah N. Whitson, Brooke N. Wood and Ryan D. Wood. Sophomores - Ferdinand Altenburg, Dominique E. Brenner, Jayne L. Buescher, Toni M. Carlotta, Elizabeth M. Chadwell, Anthony J. Engel, Tyler D. Goodpaster, Corey M. Huneke, Lauren M. Krousouloudis, Diem T. Lam, Olivia J. Liggett, Olivia J. Lillard, Seth M. Long, Trenton C. Macke, Jarret A. McKeehan, Katherine M. Meza, Emmalee J. Middendorf, Max M. Mueller, Allen T. Nice, Sarah J. Ping, Elizabeth A. Quattrone, Austin T. Siemon, Ashley E. Tackett, Molly J. Van Pelt, Miranda T. Venus, Daniel J. Vidourek, John R. Walker and Erin N. Wheeler. Juniors - Colleen T. Armstrong, Joseph C. Bailey, Francis A. Billena, Eric J. Fahrmeier, Hayden M. Giblin, Kaitlyn A. Marker, Gina M. Marlow, Alexander I. McLaughlin, Hailey M. Miller, Taylor N. Morgan, Samantha A. Moses, Nikki L. Moy, Michael C. Robinson, Sydney A. Sloane and Bridget M. Tranor Seniors - Robert L. Adams, Cody A. Back, Alissa N. Bolger, Seth C. Clement, Julia E. Fasce, Austin P. Holt, Krista D. Long, Amberley A. Moore, Benjamin W. Naylor, Jess L. Nudalo, Lindsay T. Russell, Krista E. Sandige, Katlin N. Siemers, Matthew T. Wallet, Sarah M. Weber and James C. Wolfe

Vocational School 3.00 - 3.499 GPA Ashley B. Davidson, Chelsea C. Dearborn, Sebastian R. Schneder and Sabrina M. Smith.


The following Suburban Life-area students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2012-2013.

First Honors Freshmen – Kaitlyn Gray, Madeline Hopple, Maria Racadio, Hannah Redden and Caroline Spurr. Sophomores – Florence Shanley Juniors – Monica Glaescher, Madeline Huster, Margaret McIlvenna and Madeleine Pescovitz.

Seniors – Anna Hellman, Elizabeth Nawalaniec, Kristen Ney, Kaela Shannon and Margaret Winstel.

Second Honors Freshmen – Elinor Floyd. Sophomores – Katherine Barker, Mary Carroll, Patricia Hobler, Anna Leibel and Elizabeth Shannon. Juniors – Regan Stacey, Lindsay Tatman and Madeline Upham. Seniors – Erica Floyd.

COLLEGE CORNER Xavier honors local students

Xavier University held its All Honors Day April 20. » Rachael Harris received a Gold X-Key Achievement Award. This is to recognize students’ well-rounded co-curricular involvement and contributions to the Xavier community. Junior and senior students are eligible for this Gold X-Key based upon the breadth

and depth of their campus involvement and academic achievement. » Matthew Schreiber received The Joseph E. Bourgeois German Award. This is presented to the student displaying the greatest proficiency in the use of the German language. » Jessica Petri of Madeira was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society.


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Deer Park chooses plan for electric aggregation agreement By Leah Fightmaster

Deer Park is close to beginning its opt-out electric aggregation program. Bill Grafe, vice president and senior utility analyst at Energy Alliances, presented three pricing options to city council at its May 13 meeting. The first is a contract with Duke En-

ergy Retail Services through May of next year that fixes the electricity rate at 5.20 center per kilowatt hour. The second is for the same time period, but provides a 10 percent discount off the standard service offer, or SSO. The third is an 8 percent discount off the SSO, but the contract is through December 2014.

Although the first two options might have sounded better than the third, city council members were concerned with the expected increase in energy prices next year. Currently, Duke Energy’s SSO rates range from 4.45 to 6.37 cents per kilowatt hour. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, or PUCO, approved a rate in-

crease in the energy tariff that is set to begin in June of next year. The first two options would mean that residents would see better price savings now, but would see a larger hike in their electric bills beginning next June, Councilman Charles Tassell said. City council chose the third option, with council members saying that it would be easier to have a gradual increase in energy rates. About 1,700 accounts in the city will auto-

matically be enrolled in this aggregation program beginning next month unless they declare that they don’t want to be enrolled, are already in another program or don’t pay their bill in full regularly, Grafe said. Council members also liked the third option because those who are in other programs that expire before the opt-out program does can switch. Residents who are eligible for the opt-out program

will get a letter in the mail in the next few weeks informing them of their options with the program, Grafe said. Residents approved the opt-out electric aggregation during November’s election last year. The city and Duke Energy Retail have an aggregation agreement through December 2015. Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

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Madeira Police Officer James Roy, right, takes the oath of office and is sworn in by Mayor Rick Brasington, left. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Board want to update MHS media center Students, faculty: Facility outdated By Leah Fightmaster

Madeira is looking at ways to bring the high school’s media center into the 21st century. Madeira school board’s planning commission surveyed its options for revamping Madeira High School’s “media center” into a true one. Commission member Marcia Deddens said that the current space, which contains a few computers, tables, chairs and books, isn’t being used to its full ability if it offers the same services as the public library only a few miles away. Instead, updating the school’s technology, changing the space to be more conducive to working and making it easier for students to use their own devices would be ef-

fective changes to the current center, according to the report. An online survey was answered by about 30 students, asking what they felt are most important when considering improvements to the media center. Susan Fraley, a planning commission member and guidance counselor at Madeira Middle School, said students and faculty members feel the media center is outdated, lacks technological resources and frequently unavailable. Because the center is a large room, students and teachers either have to reserve the whole space if teaching a lesson or working on a group project, or work quietly. Fraley said both groups want a space that can be used more diversely. “It’s important to have a

place where students can meet, but not shut down the whole media center,” she said. Although only about 30 students responded to the planning commission’s online survey, more than half said they use the media center every day, but more than 65 percent use it only for study hall, planning commission member Diane Shulthies said. However, she continued, those who responded indicated several similar changes they’d like to see in a remodel. Shulthies said a range of changes were requested by students, including national newspapers, more efficient printers, more computers, calculators, a better Internet connection and additional copies of textbooks as resources. Structurally, students said that larger workspaces, group work rooms and moving unused

bookshelves for more space would be more conducive to media center use. She added that it seems many faculty members agree with that list of suggestions. Making these changes, Deddens said, will better prepare Madeira students for entering the world outside of the city. Colleges and companies are expecting potential students and employees to already have basic knowledge of computer programs and other technology. It’s also becoming a major player in college curriculum and job training, she said. The planning commission also examined recent changes Mariemont High School made to its library to transform it into a more 21st century-friendly space. It can be used now for various needs, including small group work, presentations, individual work and lounges that pro-

Salon, wine bar on trustee agenda By Leah Fightmaster

Those interested in having a glass of wine while being pampered could have a new destination in Kenwood. Sycamore Township’s Board of Trustees will have a public hearing for a zoning case before its June 6 meeting. Alice Carr wants to transform the building at 7292 Kenwood Road, the former site of Micro-Wines, into a salon and wine bar combination

called The Upper Echelon. In a letter of petition sent to the township, Carr describes her business venture as a salon that offers brow waxing and threading, as well as short, professional makeup applications. Customers can drink a “brow-tini” while receiving their beauty services, as well as attending scheduled wine tastings. Planning and Zoning Director/Assistant Township Administrator Greg Bickford said the zoning commission voted 4-to-1 at

mote collaboration. Hard tables and chairs were replaced with more comfortable furniture to encourage students to stay longer. More iPads, computers, a SMART board and other technology that isn’t practical for a classroom was added. A multimedia area allows students and teachers to use it for in-class projects and presentations, while additional outlets encourage students to use their own devices, according to the report. In an attempt to use a new media center’s offerings to the fullest, school board members suggested opening access to it not only to students, but also to community members who want to use the space. Overall, the commission recommended that the high school and school board further the report by potentially creating a plan that will not only implement some of the stu-

dents’ and faculty members’ suggestions, but also use students to train faculty members in using certain programs or devices. Superintendent Steve Kramer said he sees many students working at Madeira coffee shops such as Coffee Please and Starbucks, rather than the high school. He added that he wants to have a comfortable environment for students, and possibly community members, to work. “I want to involve students in the next phase of this. ... I believe kids can be a valuable party in the redesign of this space,” he said. “... I think (the media center) could be a valuable resource for kids and adults.” Want more updates for Madeira? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.


its May 13 meeting to approve the case. The lone dissenting vote was from commission member Tom Kronenberger, who wanted to see the large empty sign frame on the property removed before approving the business at that location.The public hearing is scheduled for before the Board of Trustees meeting at 6:45 p.m. June 2. Want more updates for Sycamore Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

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A10 • SUBURBAN LIFE • MAY 22, 2013

Crusaders VB in for the kill again

KENWOOD — It’s been five years since Moeller High School was not in the Ohio Division I volleyball finals and Coach Matt McLaughlin is hoping to keep the streak alive. Recent tournament victories put the Crusaders in that position. The boys beat Sycamore May 18, advancing them to the state quarterfinals at 3:15 p.m. May 25 at Walsh Jesuit. McLaughlin’s men had the good fortune of hosting the state tournament last year and came away with the state title. This season, Moeller sailed through the Greater Catholic League-South and finished the regular season with just one

Moeller senior Tony Pisciotta sets the ball for a teammate as the Crusaders traveled to face the St. Xavier Bombers in early May. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS


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blemish. That loss came to Hilliard Darby in four sets at the finals of the Centerville Elite tournament on April 27. A week prior, the Crusaders had downed Darby in five sets in the home gym off Montgomery Road. As always, the team played a top notch schedule of area and region schools that should have them ready. “I hope so, but you can’t take anything for granted,” McLaughlin said. “Everybody’s equal. I certainly hope our strength of schedule will help us, but we don’t discount anyone.” For 2013, McLaughlin earned a second-straight GCL-South Coach of the Year award. He’s now two-for-two in that category since taking over for Greg Ulland after the 2011 season. “Certainly it’s an honor,” McLaughlin said. “More than anything, I’m thrilled for my players. They work real hard; not just in season, but out of season.” McLaughlin also played on Moeller’s 2004 and 2005 title teams, so he’s experienced the thrill of victory on the court and on the sidelines. “Two totally different experiences,” McLaughlin explained. “Winning as a coach, I got to see a group of kids that had worked so hard earn this reward. That was a lot of fun.” This spring’s version of volleyballers features 11 seniors many with high honors. Middle blocker Casey Pieper was GCL South and South region Player of the Year; libero Jared Engelhart was first-team GCL and second-team South region; right hitter Zach Priest was second-team GCL and second-team South region; setter Mitch Sander was South region honorable mention as was outside hitter Tony Pisciotta. Pieper, Engelhart and Priest have been stalwarts around the net, but Sander and Pisciotta had to bide their time on com-

IH softball fields record-setting season By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — In the far corner of the property off of Drake Road, behind Tomahawk Stadium, is Indian Hill’s softball field. It probably sits further away from the school than the artificial turf of the stadium and is definitely a longer hike than the baseball field, which is adjacent to the parking lot. Over the years, some Indian Hill softball teams have had to trudge the quarter-mile or so back to civilization after some difficult losses. Not so much this year. The Lady Braves’ 3-2 win over Goshen in the Division II tournament May 16, gave Indian Hill their 19th win, surpassing the 18 they had in 2011. After no-hitting Talawanda in the first tourney game, junior Ally Hermes was touched up for two runs in the opening inning of the Goshen contest. Fortunately, Indian Hill responded and Hermes delivered a tying two-run knock in the bottom of the first. From there, senior Tiffani Plummer brought Hermes in for the lead. That was it for the scoring as pitching and prevailed from there. In the final frame, with the tying run at third, Hermes coaxed a Goshen pop-up that appeared to be heading out-ofplay. Instead, freshman Cassidy Zang zinged underneath and gloved it to the end the game. “I just knew she was going to catch it,” Hermes said. “I saw how it hit off the bat and she’s a really good third baseman.” Zang and Hermes are part of Indian Hill’s young infield that includes junior catcher Sam King, junior shortstop Johanna Wagner and sophomore second baseman Mikayla Germain. Indian Hill’s seniors are first baseman Kendall Collins, and outfielders Lindy Howe, Plummer and Emily Woebkenberg.

petitive teams. “Mitchell Sander had very few starts for us last year and became our starting setter,” McLaughlin said. “Tony Pisciotta only played back row last year and has played all the way around.” Of the departing group, only Priest is set to play in college, going to Division III Carthage College in Wisconsin. Mitch Sander is weighing some options, but standout Casey Pieper is hitting the books at Dayton before he hits the ball. “I think he’s looking forward to being a normal kid and having a chance to work on his schoolwork,” McLaughlin said. “He’ll balance the fun of college with the fun of club volleyball and get a great degree.”

Moeller senior Zach Priest jump-serves for the Crusaders. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Indian Hill junior Johanna Wagner (6) gets adjusted after leading off the tournament game against Goshen with a triple. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

“Our infield and outfield is stacked,” Hermes said. “We have the best outfield and the best infield in our league. We may not be first in the league but our defense is pretty solid.” That’s part of the reason freshman Zang was 5-0 and Hermes had four shutouts including the tournament no-hitter. Going into Indian Hill’s third tournament game, Hermes had 34 career wins in three seasons. “Ally’s done a great job moving the ball around,” Spurlock said. “She really understands how to pitch.” The Lady Braves were scheduled to play Ross at Kings High School May 21, after deadline. Either way, Spurlock is eager to add to the returning core of players he has and will be searching for fresh faces for 2014. “We’re looking to find more kids in the building,” Spurlock said. “I’m excited about next year.” Added Hermes, “We have everyone coming back except for our first baseman and our outfield.”

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» Madeira won its opening Division III tournament game against Georgetown 13-0 in five innings May 13. Senior Tucker Larsh got the win and struck out eight. Senior Zack Jansen was the winner on May 15 as the Mustangs beat Mariemont 15-8. Senior Andrew Benintendi homered and senior Daniel Jacobs was 2-2 with a double. The win put Madeira in a game with Summit Country Day May 22 at Deer Park High School. » Moeller defeated Anderson 14-1 in five innings in the Division I tournament at Schuler Park on May 16. Junior Zach Logue got the win and drove in two runs. Senior Max Foley was 2-2 with a double and drove in three runs and senior Cameron Whitehead homered and drove in two. Moeller plays the Talawanda/St. Xavier winner May 23 at Lakota West.


» Deer Park opened the tournament with a 21-0 shutout of Greeneview on May 13. Their postseason came to a close on May 15 with a 3-1 loss to Waynesville. » Madeira beat Ripley 7-4 in the Division III tournament on May 13. Junior Clare Gordon got the win and struck out nine and was 3-3 at the plate. The Amazons beat Roger Bacon 8-7 on May 15 to move to a game against Clermont Northeastern May 20 at Milford High School. » Indian Hill got by Goshen 3-2 in Division II action May 16. Ally Hermes

got the win and drove in two runs. Tiffani Plummer was 2-3 and drove in the go-ahead run.


» Moeller’s Logan Wacker made it to the quarterfinals of the Division I sectional tournament at Mason on May 14. » Indian Hill’s Alex Warstler advanced to the semifinals at the ATP Lindner Tennis Center May 17, losing to Asher Hirsch of Cincinnati Country Day. Hirsch won the sectional title after beating Seven Hills’ John Larkin 6-0, 6-2. Larkin had defeated Patrick Wildman of CCD in the semifinals. Indian Hill’s Raghav Joshi and Will Jaroszewicz advanced in doubles, beating Michael Barton-Chase Tholke of Cincinnati Country Day in the finals 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.

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» Moeller defeated Princeton in a regional semifinal May 16, 25-8, 25-6, 25-2. The win put them in the regional final against Sycamore May 18, which they won. The boys play at 3:15 p.m., May 25, at Walsh Jesuit High School.

Girls lacrosse

» Indian Hill beat Wyoming 10-7 in the Division II sectional 10-7 on May 16. Senior Nicole Gibson, sophomore Ashton Irvine and freshman Catherine Sanders had two goals each for the Lady Braves. Indian Hill advanced on to play Columbus Academy on May 21.

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» Madeira freshman Nick Cedillo won the 400 meters at the CHL meet on May

17. » Deer Park’s Cory Harmon won the shot put and discus at the CHL meet May 17 and was named Field Event Performer of the Year. Darryl Ringwood of the Wildcats won the long jump and 300 hurdles. » Indian Hill’s Drake Stimson won the high jump at the CHL meet May 17.

Girls track and field

» Deer Park’s Sam Moses won the shot put and discus at the CHL meet May 17 and was named Field Event Performer of the Year. » Indian Hill won the 4x800 relay at the CHL meet on May 17. » Madeira’s Jenna Luthman won the 800 meters at the CHL meet May 17.

Regular season baseball

» Moeller won the Greater Catholic League-South by holding off La Salle 6-5 in nine innings in a game completed May 13. Crusaders junior Gus Ragland got the win and senior Cameron Whitehead was 2-3 with two runs batted in.

Moeller’s A and B stand on the steps of the Gerry Faust Athletic Complex. Coached by Doug Rosfeld, the Crusaders rugby team hosted Indian Springs in a regional final on May 18. THANKS TO MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL

Regular season softball

» Deer Park wrapped up the Cincinnati Hills League title with an 8-2 win over Taylor on May 14. The Lady Wildcats added a 5-0 shutout of Walnut Hills on May 16 around tournament games. » Indian Hill shut out Mariemont in five innings, 15-0 on May 15. Freshman Cassidy Zang got the win and struck out 10. Senior Kendall Collins was 2-4 and drove in two runs.

Coach Bill Newton's Deer Park Lady Wildcats will add 2013 to their banner of league titles. THANKS TO GINI VERBESSELT


MAY 22, 2013 • SUBURBAN LIFE • A11

MND record-holding scorer enters hall of fame Community Press

Mel Thomas, the all time leading scorer in the history of Mount Notre Dame’s basketball program, was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame April 18. MND’s 2004 state championship-winning basketball team was also recognized at the event. Thomas was co-captain of that 2004 MND team that finished the season with 28 wins and no losses, sweeping to the Division 1 State Championship. The team finished ranked number one or two in the nation by numerous publications. Individually, Thomas was named: » Miss Ohio Basketball as the state’s top female player; » Co-player of the Year and first-team AllState by the Associated Press; » Grange Insurance Most Valuable Player of the 2004 state championship game; » McDonald’s AllAmerican, playing in the all-star game in Oklahoma City; » Player of the Year for the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League and the Cincinnati Enquirer; » Second-team AllAmerica by Parade magazine. Thomas received a full scholarship to play for the renowned wom-


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Congratulating Mel Thomas, second from right, on her induction into the Mount Notre Dame High School Athletic Hall of Fame are, from left, Mark Schenkel, MND athletic director; Dr. Scott Rogers, coach of the 2004 MND state championship team of which Thomas was a co-captain; and Lindsay Turpin-Howard, team manager of the 2004 squad. THANKS TO JIM KAPP

en’s basketball program at the University of Connecticut. A three-time Big East Academic AllStar, she finished her career ranked fifth in UConn history in threepointers and led the team to a Final Four appearance in her senior year. She also published a book, “Heart of a Husky,” which chroni-

cled her experience at UConn, including her recovery from a serious knee injury. UConn’s legendary coach Geno Auriemma wrote an introduction for the book. After graduation, she played professionally overseas for two years. She recently completed her third season as an assistant coach for the successful women’s team at

Golf caddies awarded full tuition, housing Twenty-three high school seniors from Ohio have been awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, a full tuition and housing college scholarship, beginning this fall. Evans Scholars are golf caddies who were selected based on four criteria: A strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character. The students, whose names are listed below, were awarded scholarships to either Ohio State University in Columbus or Miami University in Oxford, where they will live in the Evans Scholarship House. The scholarship is valued at more than $70,000 in four years.

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by about 26,000 golfers across the country, who are members of the WGA Evans Scholars Par Club. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $4 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to Evans Scholars. Visit for more information. Listed below are the local Chick Evans Scholarship recipients, who were awarded the scholarship to either Ohio State University or Miami University beginning this fall, as well as their hometown, high school and sponsoring golf or country club.

» Joseph Hansman, The Ohio State University, Milford High School, Terrace Park Country Club » Tyler Hauck, Ohio State, Bethel-Tate High School, Coldstream Country Club » Dakota Kathman, Ohio State, Oak Hills High School, Western Hills Country Club » Mykel Kilgore, Miami University, Indian Hill High School, Kenwood Country Club » Tyler Martini, Ohio State, Taylor High School, Western Hills Country Club » Sarah Smith, Ohio State, Wyoming High School, Maketewah Country Club » Jesse Tenkman, Miami, La Salle High School, Clovernook Country Club


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Wilmington camp

Wilmington College will offer a girls basketball camp for girls in grades four to 11. The camp will be offered daily on the beautiful campus of Wilmington College. The camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from

Eight members of the Blue Ash YMCA recently competed in the Short Course Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. They are, from left, Eric Scott (Moeller High School), Allison Dicke (Madeira), Mary Margaret Fry and Charlie Fry (Sycamore High School), Chris Asgian (Moeller High School), Brookley Garry (Walnut Hills High School), Delaney Smith (Indian Hill High School) and Jenna Luthman (Madeira High School). THANKS TO

Monday, June 17, until Wednesday, June 19. Pre-registration cost is $95. Leading the camp will be head coach Jerry Scheve. In 22 years at the college, Scheve has compiled an outstanding 415176 record with the Lady Quakers, including a national championship in 2004. The purpose of the camp is to provide each camper with a greater understanding of the fundamentals of both offensive and defensive basketball. This will be accomplished by enthusiastically emphasizing these fundamentals on a daily basis. Brochures can be found online at d7r4upl Call assistant coach Mark Huelsman at 937-382-6661, ext.

625 and leave a message if no one is in.


St. Ursula Academy is offering a grade-school volleyball camp from June 5-7. Third through sixth grades are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon. Seventh through ninth grades are 12:30-3:30 p.m. The clinic is for any interested grade-school players who want to learn to play the game or improve their skill level. Cost is $110. The camp is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register online, visit With questions, contact Michelle Dellecave at 961-3410 ext. 183 or Call 910-1043, or e-mail

Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Fla. “We’re proud to welcome back our distinguished alumnae,” said MND Athletic Director Mark Schenkel. “They have continued to succeed even after their time on the court or the field is over, and they set a tremendous example for our current and future students.”

Eight members of the Blue Ash YMCA Swim Team traveled to Greensboro, N.C., for the 2013 YMCA Short Course Nationals which are held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art swim facility, suited for top competition. For head coach Bill Whatley, this has been a regular early spring event with the Blue Ash YMCA national swimmers. This is his 25th short course national trip with the team as he continues a long career of excellence in swimming for the Blue Ash YMCA Swim Team. “This was one of the fastest meets that the Blue Ash YMCA has competed in for quite some time,” Whatley said. “All of our swimmers prepared all season, although their local high school season ended in February. For them, they have to continue strenuous training for many months to qualify for such a meet

such as this and I couldn’t be prouder of this young group of swimmers.” The Blue Ash YMCA Swim Team is a year-round competitive team and participates in both YMCA and U.S. Swimming competition, offering exposure to local, regional, and national amateur athletics. Swimmers participate with groups according to their age and ability. Besides developing each athlete’s athletic skills and abilities, much emphasis is focused on physical conditioning, self-confidence, sportsmanship character building and self-discipline which are key to developing the total athlete. For more information on becoming part of the Blue Ash Swim team, please contact coach Bill Whatley at 513-791-5000. Ages 6 and up are welcome to try out. To contact Blue Ash YMCA, please call (513) 791-5000 or visit


A12 • SUBURBAN LIFE • MAY 22, 2013



Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134


Time to rethink Paxton’s dealings I am enthusiastically in favor of responsible well planned community redevelopment. It is encouraging that Madeira council is supporting a development study of Camargo Road South led by our assistant city manager and two experts in land and community development. I applaud this decision. I am equally disappointed with our city leaders for what has become an irresponsible attempt to redevelop the downtown historic area that includes the Muchmore and Hosbrook houses. We have for nearly two years been encouraging exclusively the owners of Paxton’s Grill of Loveland to open a second restaurant in Madeira. There are many other competent operators of restaurants in Greater Cincin-

an offer to delay as nati that should have much as $124,000 of the been invited to make mortgage to be paid to a restaurant proposal the city over seven on city property. This years and to circumdoes not mean that vent our building and Paxton’s isn’t a qualzoning codes including ity place to visit less than required parkwhen in Loveland. ing spaces. What’s worse now On Jan. 28, a Paxton is that Madeira is Doug partner in an e-mail to stuck for at least 60 Oppenheimer days in an "exclusive COMMUNITY PRESS our city manager Tom Moeller said that “the right to negotiate GUEST COLUMNIST financials are not all ”arrangement with Paxton’s owners. According to that great if there is a need to build a 10-12,000 square foot our city manager we have not two story building.” Apparseen audited financials from ently it was decided that counPaxton’s Grill substantiating that the business is profitable, cil would talk about this issue in one of too many secret viable and that the partners executive sessions. How would stand a good chance of strong are the financials for success in Madeira. This is the existing Paxton Restaucritical because our relationrant? The city must be shown ship with the Paxton group has become too cozy including audited financials now.

Delay costs school district taxpayers

It’s been more than two and a for school districts on the verge of half years since the Committee for bankruptcy.) Responsible School Funding filed its The inside millage issue has class-action lawsuit protesting the sobering statewide implications. 2009 Indian Hill Board of Education If the inside millage route to inside millage tax increase. unvoted tax increases is permitted The lawsuit was filed when the for any school district, regardless of board refused to rescind its financial situation, boards the additional school tax of education throughout Ohio after the statutory prohiwill likely use this ploy to bition was pointed out to avoid future levies and thus the board by CRSS. circumvent taxpayer overThe Ohio Board of Tax sight and restraint entirely. Appeals date-stamped the OBTA’s multiyear slowCRSS lawsuit October 12, down imposes a financial 2010. burden on the plaintiffs: CRSS Since then over current cash is $210.05, com$4,250,00 in excess tax has Fred Sanborn pared with the Indian Hill been collected from IndiSchool District’s $40,581,477. COMMUNITY PRESS an Hill school district It’s tempting to speculate GUEST COLUMNIST taxpayers. that political pressures are The excess tax has contributing to the exceptionswelled the school’s cash surplus to al delay by OBTA. $40,581,477, which represents Taxpayers who regard the OBTA $20,130 per K-12 student. behavior as unacceptable are urged The cash hoard is enough to run to clip this article and mail it to Sen. the schools for over a year. Shannon Jones, Senate Building, 1 Meanwhile, each additional Capitol Square, Columbus, OH month of OBTA delay costs taxpay43215, with appropriate comments. ers another $142,000. Shannon Jones represents our As of last week, OBTA still would 7th Senate District. She also serves not provide a date when a decision as majority whip of the Ohio Senate. will be rendered Taxpayers in the Indian Hill Maurice Thompson, lead counsel school district will soon receive for the Committee for Responsible their June real estate tax bills. School Spending, said this is the CRSS advises taxpayers who most delayed OBTA case in his have not already included a tax experience. protest letter with their previous He notes, “Justice delayed is property tax payments to do so in Justice denied.” June. Even more remarkable: none of A legally binding Protest Letter the facts are in dispute; both parties to protect your right to a tax refund have waived formal hearings. can be downloaded from the LiberThe only issue is whether, as the website. committee asserts, Ohio law forbids It’s accessible under the Hot wealthy public school districts with Topics bar on the left side. Click on enormous cash surpluses (like IndiCommittee for Responsible School an Hill’s), from using unvoted inside Spending, then print, sign, and mail millage levies to increase property it with your payment. taxes. (Inside millage is sanctioned only Fred Sanborn is an Indian Hill resident.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Madeira council 'embarrassing’

An open letter to Madeira Mayor Brasington and Council: At the May 13 council meeting, your conduct and that of council was offensive, mean spirited and embarrassing. To consider the solicitation of proposals to replace Choo Choo’s restaurant, and to do it behind the owners back, speaks for itself. I

am embarrassed that you and council have no problem kicking a man while he is down. Who will be next on your agenda? Once again, I'm sure it will be discussed in executive session and the recipients of your agendas will be the last to know. Shame on you, and council, for tainting the good name of our community.



Todd Woellner Madeira

A publication of

The site that the two historic houses are situated on was not the first location looked at for a second Paxton’s. On Aug. 19, 2011, a location at 7115 Miami Ave. was briefly thought about for Paxton’s and Feb. 24, 2012, the Paxton partner asked our city manager if it was possible to revisit Choo-Choos as the Paxton restaurant location, but said it would be necessary to expand the depot. What plans did our city council have for the current owner of Choo-Choos? Maybe this explains why the city has denied the owner of ChooChoos anything more than a month- to-month lease. It appears from the hundreds of e-mails exchanged between our city manager the Paxton partner and our law director

Bob Malloy that the city was desperate and passed legislation declaring part of downtown as a historic district. The real purpose was to make way for a second Paxton’s Restaurant by pushing two historic houses out of the way. The Paxton partner often in his e-mails seemed reluctant unwilling or unable to spend what would be needed to meet the expectations of our city council members. The city should begin a new process with a professional redevelopment plan, ending the ill-conceived “exclusive right to negotiate” agreement with the Paxton Grill partners. Doug Oppenheimer is a resident of Madeira.

CH@TROOM May 15 question Should Ohio’s legislature pass a right-towork law? Why or why not?

“Yes, Ohio should be a right to work state as it already is in at least one school district I used to work for. “My current employer offered me a job at $4.50 an hour, plus tips, plus excellent benefits to which I graciuosly accepted their offer without the union’s involvement. Now the union wants to come into my place of employment and cannot guarantee anything to which I don’t already have, but if they are successful in infiltrating then I have no choice but to join and fork over a portion of my check for dues. “This choice should be mine to make if I want to join as well as other hard working people who choose to perform and have timely attendance instead of having to be protected because they are lazy or dont want to show up. If public sector employees, such as the classified employees of Finneytown School District, have the choice of not belonging to the union, then private sector employees should have the same choice?” Vernon Etler

“’Right to work’ is the pseudonym for right to impede – unions. “Those who say ‘who cares, I’m not in union,’ do not realize that every ‘right’ employees possess has been vigorously fought. The 10-hour work day, the six-day work week followed by the five-day week, overtime, safety issues, workers comp, paid vacation time, health care benefits, plain old better wages – all were fought for and won, by unions. Sometimes fought to the death, literally, of striking workers. “It may surprise some that most socalled employee rights can be rescinded at will by employers. Those that cannot, because of law? Well, those laws were and are being fought. “A current example is health care insurance, which by the will of the American public (no national health care!) is financially the foundation of our health care system. Guess what? It can be withdrawn. A law (Obama Care), to require it is being bitterly fought. “Unions brought health care benefits into existence, just like the other above mentioned items. Right to work, meaning the right not to join a union in a union business, is indeed a right individuals might want to use. It is not in their best interests to exercise that right. “Unions overstepping? Can and should be addressed. Right here we are talking about business overstepping.” F.N.

“Absolutely! We are at a big disadvantage to most states in the South and now to Indiana and Michigan. That loud sucking sound that you hear is the sound of all those Ohio jobs going south, west, and north. “Where are the Republican office-holders on this? Where is there backbone? It was

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

NEXT QUESTION Do you think IRS officials targeting of conservative groups is a one-time mistake or does a culture of abusing its power exist within the organization? 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.

for issues like right-to-work that they were elected and now you can’t find them with a search party.” T.H.

“I think Ohio needs to make sure they can get the labor market down so that everyone not in a white collar job is considered an atwill employee and can be let go or fired at anytime with no protection of a union or access to affordable legal counsel. “This protects the business owners, helps the shareholders and will ensure a supply of cheap labor. If a worker feels they’re being treated too harshly or the conditions aren’t good, then as an owner I can just get rid of that bad seed and quickly bring in a replacement. “Labor isn’t scarce, but there is always room for maximizing profits and breaking up unions is one way to ensure that profits can be maximized and wages kept very low.” I.P.

“Odd how we citizens seem to think that these folks we elected should pass so many hundreds of laws ... it’s just nuts how intrusive government (which is necessary) has become. “Seems like our American society swings back and forth every 40 years or so, though. I bet our America becomes much more libertarian over the next 10 years, as times do change, and this right-to-work stuff looks very much like a good place to start.” K.P.

“If I am correct in my thinking, ‘right to work’ laws forbid companies from forcing employees to join a union in order to get a job. If Ohio workers do not have that protection then yes, we need such a law.” R.V.

“Absolutely. Individuals should have the freedom to work for whatever rate their skills can demand without being forced to join a union or give them dues. This is especially the case where union leadership gives the dues to political entities that the employee doesn’t support.” P.C.

“Yes. Yes. A thousand times yes. This is not SB 5. This is not an attack on the unions. This is simply giving people the choice of whether or not they want to belong to a union.”

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







The Rev. Tim Bunch from St. Saviour Catholic Church prays for the state and local governments at the National Day of Prayer ceremony May 2. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sycamore hosts ceremony for NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

By Leah Fightmaster

Joining with other events across the country, Sycamore Township residents and officials gathered for the annual National Day of Prayer ceremony. Standing outside the Township Administration Building, 8540 Kenwood Road, priests and ministers said prayers with the audience. Moeller High School’s marching band performed patriotic songs, such as the “Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America.” The ceremony’s theme this year was “Pray for America,” which Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman said he felt was a good choice for this year, considering events in recent months. “The theme ‘Pray for America’ couldn’t come at a more appropriate time in our history,” he said. Prayers said by Pastor Travis Johnson of Kenwood Bible Methodist Church, The Rev. Tim Bunch of St. Saviour Catholic Church and The Rev. George Staggs of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church asked for guidance and blessings for the national, state and local goverments, as well as protection for the military. Staggs read a tribute by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to his mother, thanking her for his upbringing rooted in religion. Weidman said that the day of prayer was a reminder that citizens need to stand before God and ask for his wisdom and guidance. Want more updates for Sycamore Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

Sycamore Township Fire Chief Perry Gerome says a prayer at the National Day of Prayer ceremony May 2 asking for guidance of the government, as well as blessings and protection for military members. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Pastor Travis Johnson from Kenwood Bible Methodist Church says a prayer for the national government at the National Day of Prayer ceremony May 2. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Rev. George Staggs from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church says a prayer for the military and its service members at the National Day of Prayer ceremony May 2. He ended it by reading a tribute from Gen. Douglas MacArthur to his mother about his religion as an influence in his upbringing. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Residents continue to honor the flag as they sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the National Day of Prayer ceremony May 2. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sycamore Township officials pay homage to the American flag during the Pledge of Allegiance at the National Day of Prayer ceremony May 2. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Moeller High School's marching band performed patriotic songs for the National Day of Prayer ceremony May 2. Here, the band is playing the "Star-Spangled Banner." LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

B2 • SUBURBAN LIFE • MAY 22, 2013



Cincinnati 2020: From Vision to Reality, 7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Room. Jewish Federation of Cincinnati annual meeting. Learn about Cincinnati 2020 and how you can help. Dessert reception to follow. Ages 18 and up. Registration recommended. 985-1500; Amberley Village.

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Cooking Classes Couples Home Cooking with Andrew and Courtney Rathweg, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Andrew and Courtney demonstrate that two can spend romantic evening together in the kitchen. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Music from variety of genres. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Art Openings

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Pilates Playground, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Works entire body through series of movements performed with control and intention. $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Unique handsoff bodywork approach that helps prevent pain, heal injury and erase negative effects of aging and active living. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program Information Session, 7-8 p.m., Weight Management Solutions, 8001 Kenwood Road, Free. Registration required. 956-3729; Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Theater Chapter Two, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Writer George, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again after the death of his first wife. After a series of bad matches, he comes up with Jennie and she’s a keeper. $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Through May 30. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MAY 24 Dining Events Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road, Items available a la carte. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

On Stage - Theater Chapter Two, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, MAY 25 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness

The Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra is performing a Memorial Day Concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, in Blue Ash Towne Square, at Cooper and Hunt roads. The orchestra will pay tribute to Neil Armstrong and NASA's space program. The Cincinnati Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra, directed by Dale Swisher, will perform during the second half. In case of rain, the concert will move to Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road. The concert is free. Call 549-2197, or visit for information. PROVIDED Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Farmers Market Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Vendors grow/ produce what they sell. More than 20 vendors offering vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, honey, goat’s milk products, coffee, olive oil, hummus, cheese and baked goods. 984-4865; Montgomery.

Festivals Local Fest, Noon-5 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Artwork of local artisans and their wares, bites and light fare from local food vendors and music by Jeremy Pinnell and the 55s. Free. 683-2340; Loveland.

On Stage - Theater Chapter Two, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

MONDAY, MAY 27 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Through July 22. 351-5005; Madeira.

Music - Classical Memorial Day Concert, 6-8 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. Tribute to Neil Armstrong and NASA’s space program. Cincinnati Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra, directed by Dale Swisher, performs during second half. Rain site: Sycamore Junior High, 5757 Cooper Road. Free. 549-2197; Blue Ash.

TUESDAY, MAY 28 Cooking Classes Cheesecakes and Cinnamon Rolls with Karen Harmon, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Step-by-step through cheesecake-making and baking process. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Blend functional strength training movements with Pilates sequences. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Gentle introductory journey into the world of yoga. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Drawing and Painting from a clothed model. $120 per session of four classes. Reservations required. 259-9302. Mariemont. Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Cooking Classes Some Chocolate for Dinner with Haute Chocolate’s Lisa Cooper-Holmes, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Lisa shows how to create a delicious, romantic dinner with chocolate in each course. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba, 9:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Latin-based cardio workout. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness TriHealth Mobile Mammography Screening, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Loveland Family Medicine, 411 W. Loveland Ave., No. 102, Digital screening mammography. Registration required. 569-6565; Loveland.

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

No. 650, With Ernie Dimalanta, founder of Out-&-Out Marketing and owner of Dimalanta Design Group, and Wendy Hacker, PR and social media consultant of Dimalanta Design Group. Learn about blogging and how it can help you grow your business. $10. Reservations required. 588-2802. Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Asian Fusion Tapas with Yen Hsieh, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Linking many distinct flavors of Orient together while highlighting individual aspects of each. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Pilates Playground, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Wellness Myths and Misunderstandings, 7-8 p.m., FIT Montgomery, 9030 Montgomery Road, Suite 18, Topic: Fat Headed People Rule. Coordinated discussion group to explore health and wellness discoveries found in latest peer-reviewed medical journals. Ages 18 and up. $5. 823-2025; Sycamore Township. OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program Information Session, 7-8 p.m., Weight Management Solutions, Free. Registration required. 956-3729; Sycamore Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

Music - Acoustic


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


THURSDAY, MAY 30 Business Seminars Blogging 101 for Business, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive,

Celebrate: Raising the Bar on Affordable Living for Seniors, 6-11 p.m., St. Paul Village, 5515 Madison Road, Celebration of Episcopal Retirement Homes’ success in serving low-income seniors in eight Affordable Living communities. Pig roast

buffet, silent auction, balloon auction and music. Benefits Episcopal Retirement Homes. $75. 272-5555, ext. 4292; celebrate. Madisonville.

Dining Events Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Senior Citizens I Only Have Eyes For You, 6:30-8 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Music by Nelson Henning. Dancing and entertainment. Cash bar available and light refreshments provided. Benefits Sycamore Senior Center. Couple: $20, $15 advance; single: $15, $10 advance. Reservations required. 984-1234; Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 Art Exhibits Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Work by local artists working in all types of watermedia, including transparent watercolor, gouache, tube acrylics, fluid acrylics, water soluble inks, casein and egg tempera. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

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

Music - Concerts Music at Ascension, 7:30 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Sanctuary. Stars of Tomorrow Concert. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.

Nature Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. Free, no vehicle permit required. 521-7275; freefirsts. Symmes Township.

Recreation Montgomery Kiwanis Fishing Contest, 9-11 a.m., Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Fishing contest for ages 1-15. Cash prizes for first fish caught each half hour in each age group. Bring rod and bait. Free. 910-7068. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 Art Exhibits

Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Work by local artists working in all types of watermedia, including transparent watercolor, gouache, tube acrylics, fluid acrylics, water soluble inks, casein and egg tempera. Exhibit continues through June 30. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Benefits A Russian Summer’s Night, 4-11:30 p.m., Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road, Gourmet Russian dinner in gardens, music by Fotina Naumenko, vodka tasting and live auction. Ages 21 and up. Benefits St. George Russian Orthodox Church. $200. Reservations required. 633-5361; Indian Hill.

MONDAY, JUNE 3 Cooking Classes Bones Burgers: a Mobile Monday Class with Bones Bonekemper, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, All sandwiches made-to-order with focus on grass-fed angus beef hamburgers. $40. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Summer Camps Academic Academic Enrichment Camp, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 6320 Chandler St., Campers extend their academic learning. Ages 6-12. $50 per week; pay as you go. Registration required. 794-9886; Madisonville.

Summer Camps - Arts Summer Modern Dance Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Otto M. Budig Academy -- Blue Ash, 11444 Deerfield Road, Daily through June 7. Adult dancers buff up training for five straight days with four classes per day. Ages 18 and up. $48-$395. Registration required. 494-6526; summer. Blue Ash.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 Art Exhibits Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Education Excel Basics, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Learn and practice using basic functions of Microsoft Excel 2007. Cover basic formatting and working with simple functions. Knowledge of keyboard and mouse is required before taking class. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 369-4450. Deer Park.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.


MAY 22, 2013 • SUBURBAN LIFE • B3

‘Restaurant’ column with two cloned recipes

Opera cream cake “like” Knotty Pine on the Bayou A few years ago, a Western Hills reader shared her version for this customer favorite from Knotty Pine Restaurant in Kentucky. “So close you won’t be able to tell the difference,” she said. Christine V. is just the latest of readers who continue to request the recipe, so I finally made it myself. After tasting it, I wondered why I waited so long! I made a few changes dependent upon

Computer, TV recycling drop-off open Saturdays Hamilton County residents can recycle their obsolete computer equipment and televisions from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free program operated at two Cohen locations: » Cohen Norwood, 5038 Beech St., Norwood; » Cohen Cincinnati, 4538 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. The computer and TV drop-off program remains open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon until Oct. 26. The program will be closed for holidays May 25 and Aug. 31. Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, in order to participate. This program prohibits the acceptance of computer equipment/ TVs from businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations. Acceptable items include: CPUs, hard drives, personal copiers, docking stations, monitors, scanners, printers, cellular telephones, televisions, hard drives, tape and disk drives, VCR and DVD players, VHS tapes, cir-

Tip from Rita’s Kitchen

A jelly roll pan (about 10 inches by 15 inches) is bigger than a cookie sheet and has sides.

Kayla Dunlap’s Carrabba’s dipping oil/sauce Kayla, a Fort Thomas reader, shares a good recipe for this dipping oil. She said: “Bonnie asked for help finding a recipe similar to Carrabba’s. Here’s one I have used.”

This reader-submitted recipe for opera cream cake tastes just like the cake at Knotty Pine on the Bayou. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

what ingredients I had. Those are in parentheses. You choose which ingredients appeal to you. Don’t be put off by the list of instructions, the cake comes together easily and would be perfect to tote to that Memorial Day picnic. Because it’s baked in a jelly roll pan, it isn’t a real high riser, and is very moist. The browned butter icing elevates it into the kind of cake that begs for “one more bite.” How many does it serve? I got 16 servings and could have gotten more. Cake Whisk together and set aside: 2 cups sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt

Bring to boil: 2 sticks margarine (I used unsalted butter) 1 cup water 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

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Batter will be thin. Pour into sprayed jellyroll pan and bake in preheated 400 degree oven 20 minutes. Icing: Boil until golden: 11⁄2 sticks butter (I used unsalted)

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Talk about multi-tasking. I was writing this column when my husband, Frank, called out from the garden to inspect the rows of corn. “It’s coming up spotty,” he said, and blamed the robins for plucking seedlings out of the ground. While I was out, I decided to pot up some of Mom’s peppermint to plant around her and my Dad’s graves for Memorial Day. Then I went back in to finish my column. Ten minutes later I Rita got called Heikenfeld out again, RITA’S KITCHEN this time to plant another row of potatoes. So it has been one busy morning. I’m not complaining because I know the little bit of planting we’re doing now will morph into an abundant harvest. Today’s column could be called “the restaurant issue,” since the recipes shared are from famous eateries.

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension’s summer worship schedule will begin May 26. There will be one worship service at 10 a.m. throughout the summer. “Splash in God’s Word!” VBS is scheduled for July 8-12. Activities include games (with water), science, cooking, crafts and videos. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to noon. Children in the community are invited to join in the fun. Call 793-3288 to make reservations. Healing Touch Ministry is offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call the church office at 7933288 for more information. Two women’s groups gather regularly at Ascension. The Women’s Bible Study meets Thursdays (except the second week) at 9:45 a.m. The women are reading a book from the Sisters Series entitled “Unfailing Love: Growing Closer to Jesus Christ.” The Wheel of Friendship meets monthly on the second Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for Bible Study, fellowship and outreach. Childcare is provided for both groups and guests are always welcome. Call the church office for more information. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

Bethel Baptist Temple

Join area high school and college-age students at Uprising, a new student ministry sponsored by Blue Ash Starbucks, at Bethel on the first Friday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are invited to this non-denominational time

of worship, fun, group games and connecting with other students. Included is a free Starbucks Coffee bar, giveaways, food, a live band, games, a photo booth and more. Look for the Uprising sign. Find Uprising on Facebook at “The Uprising – Student Outreach of Cincinnati” and on Twitter @CincyUprising. The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. Visitors and their families are welcome. Sunday School is 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. The church offers AWANA children’s Bible clubs during the school year at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for children ages 2 through sixth grade. Contact the church for information, or visit the AWANA page on Facebook: search for “Bethel Baptist AWANA.” A small group Bible study is offered Wednesday evenings at the church at 7:30 p.m. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church Please contribute canned tuna to Northeast Emergency Distribution Services for the month of May. The BAPC bowling group meets at Crossgate Lanes at 9:45 a.m. every Thursday. Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K



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through 12th-grade); these classes are taught after the children’s sermon in the worship service. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Sunday sermons are recorded and available at The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153;

Brecon United Methodist Church

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


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Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Vacation Bible School is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 24-28; and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 22-26. Sign up online at Disciple Bible Study registration is available for the 2013-2014 year. Call the church for details. Weekday Children’s Activities – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). Afternoon session is available on Tuesday. Register on-line at The annual rummage sale is at 7 p.m. May 30 and 9 a.m. May 31. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142;

Community Lighthouse Church of God

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


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The Way, The Truth & The Life Seekers small group meets almost every Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dessert and drinks, usually in Fellowship Hall. “A Disciples’ Path” by James A. Harnish is the current six-week study that satisfies a “Divine Discontent” that resides in all of us, regardless of religious background. Contact David or Melissa Dennis to be sure they are meeting on any given Sunday at 984-6395. Worship Sunday, May 26: 9 a.m. worship & adult bible study; 10 a.m. to 10:30 am Coffee & Chat; 10:30 am Worship & Camp Kids. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 8918527.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Service times are 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. St. Barnabas serves a large scale dinner on the fourth Friday of each month at Churches Active in Northside. Call the church office for details or to offer to provide a dish, help service or do both. St. Barnabas Choir rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. There is no requirement other than a willing heart and a desire to serve. The St. Barnabas Youth

Sonrise Church

SonRise Church is announcing the launch of a Celebrate Recovery ministry group. Celebrate Recovery is a Christcentered recovery program based on the Beatitudes addressing many of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Organizers say about one-third of the people attending Celebrate Recovery or “CR” deal with chemical dependencies. CR is in more than 19,000 churches worldwide with more than half a million people completing the program. The church is at 8136 Wooster Pike; 576-6000; www.sonrise-

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday . The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Cincinnati; 891-7891.

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Nava Tehila Ensemble will perform “Every Day is Shabbos:” A Musical Journey into Prayer at 3 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Congregations B’nai Tzedek and Beit Chaverim. The ensemble is an off-shoot of the Nava Tehila Congregation in Jerusalem, a liberal, egalitarian religious community that has gained a reputation for its uplifting music. Rooted in Middle Eastern, Hasidic, contemporary Israeli, and other “world” musics, Nava Tehila’s original compositions – alternately celebratory, meditative, joyful and reflective are designed to be participatory with congregation or concert audience alike, with the end helping the spirit to soar. General admission is $15; Seniors and students can pay $10. Online ticket purchase through our website’s home page (please scroll down). More information about the Nava Tehila Ensemble: http:// The congregations are at 6280 Kugler Mill Road;

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


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Workshop helps cancer patients with treatment The next installment of the popular “Frankly Speaking About Cancer” national cancer education series will return to Greater Cincinnati Thursday, May 30, with a free educational workshop for cancer patients and their caregivers on the topic of cancer treatment and side effects. “Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment: Taking Control of Side Effects” will be presented at Cancer Support Commu- Gholz nity by oncology clinical nurse specialist Ruth Gholz. The program is designed to help people understand and manage the physical side effects of cancer treatment, as well as the emotional challenges. The event is free of charge and is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Cancer Support Community’s Lynn Stern Center at 4918 Cooper Road in Blue Ash. A light meal will be served and a patient education booklet will be available for each participant, along with other tools and resources. Advance registration is requested for planning purposes. For registration or more information, please call Cancer Support Community at 513-791-4060.

Today, more than 10 million Americans have survived a cancer diagnosis, with many of them continuing to regularly receive a range of cancerrelated treatments. “It is wonderful to know that people are living longer with cancer,” CSC program director Kelly Schoen said, “but that means it is more important than ever for people to have the tools and information needed to effectively manage the side effects of cancer treatment so that they can optimize their quality of life.” “Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment: Taking Control of Side Effects” is offered to help address this information gap. The “Frankly Speaking About Cancer” programs are developed by Cancer Support Community/National and presented locally in cooperation with leading area health care professionals. The series highlights specific cancer related issues, presenting vital information to help people dealing with cancer make informed decisions and discover ways to improve their well-being during and after cancer treatment.


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Sycamore Senior Center plans busy summer Upcoming programs at Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Blue Ash. For more information, call 686-1010 or visit

Silver Sneakers fitness program

Members of the Sycamore Senior Center have engaged in the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program featured three mornings a week. All Silver Sneakers participants are encouraged to join this group. This program helps older adults take greater control of their health by providing physical activity and offering social events. Interested parties are encouraged to check with their Medicare providers for eligibility to participate at no charge or nonqualifiers may check with Kathy Timm, Sycamore Senior Center activities director, at 513-686-1010, to inquire of our budget program for any private pay fees.

Spring Dance FUNdraiser

In celebration of Sycamore Senior Center’s Annual FUNdraiser activities, the Cincinnati Eye Institute is co-sponsoring “I Only Have Eyes for You” Dances on two Friday nights, May 31 and June 28. The dances will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 for a couple in advance or $15/$20 at the door. Tickets are limited, so take advantage of the

early bird savings by picking up your tickets in person at the Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash. Please call 513-984-1234 for more information.

Senior Day @ Hollywood Casino

In keeping with Sycamore’s series of local casino visits, the next trip will be to the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg Tuesday, June 4. The casino is providing $15 per person in slot play and a buffet bonus will be announced. Please call Kathy Timm at 513-686-1010 to make a reservation and join your friends for a winning day at the Hollywood Casino. Bus transportation will be provided and will depart at 9 a.m. and return to the Center at approximately 5 p.m. Center members will pay $35 and non-member guests are $42.

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The Sycamore Senior Center Artists will present its annual art show at the

Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. All works on display are for sale and have been created by the member of the Sycamore Senior Center Artists Group at 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash. For more information call Gayle Newman at 791-2121 or Kathy Timm at 686-1010.

recognition program by Crossroads Hospice. Their Chaplain and approximately 20 Choral National Guard members in full uniform will be singing. Also at this luncheon, there will be a special Flag Retirement ceremony. Members of the community are invited to bring their old torn, tattered, faded and frayed flags to the attention of Kathy Timm at the Sycamore Senior Center, where a local Boy

Red, White and Blue Ash gift basket and overnight Raffle tickets are available at the Sycamore Senior Center for a gift basket filled with treats and notions and a gift certificate for an overnight stay and complimentary breakfast

at the Wingate by Wyndham providing a “front row seat” for the July 4 fireworks show: Red, White and Blue Ash. Visit the welcome desk at the Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive to buy a block of raffle tickets: $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing will be June 14.


Rob Braun to speak at monthly veterans luncheon WKRC anchorman Rob Braun is the featured speaker at the May 31 Sycamore Senior Center’s monthly veterans luncheon. Community veterans, their widows and families continue to assemble for fun, fellowship, food and sharing. To assure the mess staff has enough chow on hand, please call Sgt. Homer Wilson at 7450617 by May 24. The June 28 luncheon will honor the service of veterans with a special

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B8 • SUBURBAN LIFE • MAY 22, 2013

MND’s Dorton wins Pfeifer writing competition

Mount Notre Dame High School student Brittney Dorton of Mason won the Marie D. Pfeifer Writing Competition, sponsored by Krista Ramsey of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Elizabeth Booker Barkley of Mount St. Joseph, and named after Barkley’s aunt. This competition began last year, inspired by a writing contest Barkley’s Dorton aunt held in her family in which Barkley won an eyelet trimmed housecoat she wore until it nearly fell apart. The four winners of the competition were treated to ice cream at Graeter’s by Ramsey and Barkley. Barkley present-

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ed the school with notebooks from Mount St. Joseph, and we will receive a special prize later that will be chosen for each individual winner based on their writing and our time spent talking together. Brittney’s winning poem: You Know my Name, Not my Story I am the girl of the sun Who stands tall, shining, lighting the sky with rays Of hope I am the daughter of the rain Who washes away my tears and cools my head, telling me “This too shall pass.” I am the child of the moon Ever present, ever guiding, watching over me and showing me That love exists even in the dark I am the sister of the stars Who twinkle and shine, dotting the night with reminders To wish and to dream and to believe.

I am born of the wild rolling mountains that fill the world with songs and beckon to come get lost Of little towns that welcome me back into their arms with flowers and warm feasts Of the sea which rolls out and in, and out and in and is ever changing, ever growing Of the birds in the sky and creatures on the ground and everything inbetween. I am the sunrise that greets you, and the wind that whispers tales of long ago And the memory that sits just on the tip of your tongue and keeps you awake at night. I am the blue and the red and shades of yellow in your paint box. Undefined, unwritten, unfinished. I am married to time, yet in love with forever. My days are counted in ink and crayon, by the inhales and exhales. My name is of this world, but my story belongs to the sky.

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MAY 22, 2013 • SUBURBAN LIFE • B9







Public gets Free TV with no monthly bills

Federal law makes TV network giants broadcast Free TV signals regionally in crystal clear digital picture in all 50 states allowing U.S. households to pull in Free TV with a sleek $49 micro antenna device engineered to pull in nothing but Free TV channels with no cable, satellite or internet connection and no monthly bills

Who Gets Free TV: Listed below are the Cincinnati area zip codes that can get Free over the air TV channels. If you find the first two digits of your zip code immediately call: 1-888-752-7147 OHIO - Today’s announcement by CompTek has the Free TV Hotlines ringing off the hook. That’s because Cincinnati area residents who find their zip code listed in today’s publication are getting Free TV channels thanks to an amazing razor-thin invention called Clear-Cast™. Cincinnati area residents who call the Toll Free Hotlines before the 48-hour order deadline to get Clear-Cast can pull in Free TV channels with crystal clear digital picture and no monthly bills. This announcement is being so widely advertised because a U.S. Federal law makes TV broadcasters transmit their signals in digital format, which allows everyone to receive these over-theair digital signals for free with no monthly bills. Here’s how it works. Clear-Cast, the sleek micro antenna device with advanced technology links up directly to pull in the Free TV signals being broadcast in your area with crystal clear digital picture and no monthly bills. Clear-Cast was invented by a renowned NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame scientist who currently holds 23 U.S. Gov’t issued patents. For the past 20 years, he has specialized in developing antenna systems for NASA, Motorola, XM Satellite Radio and companies around the world. His latest patent-pending invention, ClearCast, is a sleek micro antenna device engineered to pull in the Free TV signals through advanced technology with no cable, satellite or internet connection and no monthly bills. “Clear-Cast is being released to the general public because we just don’t think people should keep paying for TV when they can get it for free,” said Conrad Miller, Manager of Operations at CompTek. “There’s never a monthly bill to pay and all the channels you get with Clear-Cast are absolutely free. So you see, Clear-Cast is not like cable or satellite. It was engineered to access solely the over-the-air signals that include all the top rated national and regional networks, like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW and about 90% of the most watched TV shows like America’s Got Talent, NCIS, 60 Minutes, American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, The Bachelorette, Person of Interest, CSI, The Mentalist, Two and a Half Men, Sunday Night Football plus news, weather and more all for free with no monthly bills,” Miller said. “That’s why Clear-Cast is such a great alternative for everyone who is sick and tired of paying expensive cable and satellite bills every month,” he said. “People who get Clear-Cast will say it feels like getting an extra paycheck every month. You see, with Clear-Cast you’ll receive free over-the-air broadcast channels with crystal clear digital picture, not the cable or satellite only channels. So being able to eliminate those channels puts all the money you were spending back in your pocket every month,” Miller said. And here’s the best part. The sleek micro antenna device called Clear-Cast is so technically advanced it pulls in even more of the channels being broadcast in your area for Free with no monthly bills. That way you can channel surf through the favorite TV shows. The number of shows and channels you’ll get depends on where you live. People living in large metropolitan areas may get up to 53 static-free channels, while people in outlying areas will get less. That means even if you’re in a rural area that just pulls in NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and PBS broadcasts there’s hundreds of shows each year to watch for free. Consumers report that the crystal clear picture quality with Clear-Cast is the best they’ve ever seen. That’s because you get virtually all pure uncompressed signals direct from the broadcasters for free. Clear-Cast was engineered to link up directly like a huge outdoor directional antenna but in a lightweight, slim-line package. Its sturdy copper alloy and polymer construction will most likely far outlast your TV. It just couldn’t be any easier to get Free overthe-air digital TV shows with Clear-Cast. Simply plug it into your TV, place Clear-Cast on a window pane and run autoscan. It works on virtually any model TV and is easily hidden out of sight behind a curtain or window treatment. Thousands of Cincinnati area residents are expected to call to get Clear-Cast because it just doesn’t make any sense to keep paying for TV when you can get hundreds of shows absolutely free. So, Cincinnati area residents lucky enough to find their zip code listed in today’s publication need to immediately call the Free TV Hotline before the 48-hour deadline to get Clear-Cast that pulls in Free TV with crystal clear digital picture. If lines are busy keep trying, all calls will be answered. !

How to get Free TV: Listed below are the Cincinnati area zip codes that can get Free TV channels with no monthly bills. If you find the first two digits of your zip code immediately call 1-888-752-7147 beginning at precisely 8:30am this morning. Today’s announcement photo above shows just a handful of the major over-the-air broadcast networks you can receive with Clear-Cast for free. It saves a ton of money by not picking up expensive cable only channels like ESPN so there’s never a monthly bill. This is all possible because a U.S. Federal Law makes TV broadcasters transmit their signals in digital format, which allows everyone to use Clear-Cast to pull in Free TV channels with no monthly bills. CompTek is giving every U.S. household a 50% off discount to help cover the cost of Clear-Cast. Clear-Cast, the sleek micro antenna device is a one-time purchase that plugs in to your TV to pull in Free TV channels in crystal clear digital picture with no monthly bills. Each Clear-Cast normally costs $98, but U.S. households who beat the 48-hour deadline are authorized to get a 50% off discount for each ClearCast and cover just $ 49 and shipping as long as they call the Free TV Hotline at 1-888-752-7147 before the deadline ends or online at Trademarks and programs are the property of their respective owners and are not affiliated with or endorsing Clear-Cast.


Alabama 35, 36

Colorado 80, 81

Hawaii 96

Kansas 66, 67

Massachusetts 01, 02, 05

Alaska 99

Connecticut 06

Idaho 83

Kentucky 40, 41, 42

Michigan 48, 49

Arizona 85, 86

Delaware 19

Illinois 60, 61, 62

Louisiana 70, 71

Minnesota 55, 56

Arkansas 71, 72

Florida 32, 33, 34

Indiana 46, 47

Maine 03, 04

Mississippi 38, 39

California 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96

Georgia 30, 31, 39

Iowa 50, 51, 52

Maryland 20, 21

Missouri 63, 64, 65

Virginia Oklahoma South Dakota New Mexico 20, 22, 23, 24 73, 74 57 87, 88 Washington New York Oregon Tennessee Nebraska 98, 99 10, 11, 12 00, 97 38 37, 68, 69 13, 14 West Virginia Pennsylvania Texas Nevada 24, 25, 26 North Carolina 15, 16, 17, 75, 76, 77 88, 89 Wisconsin 27, 28 18, 19 78, 79, 88 53, 54 New Hampshire North Dakota Rhode Island Utah Wyoming 03 58 02 84 82, 83 Ohio New Jersey Vermont South Carolina Washington DC 41, 43, 44, 45 07, 08 05 29 20 Montana 59

! NEVER PAY A BILL AGAIN: Ohioans will be on the lookout for their postal carrier because thousands of Clear-Casts will soon be delivered to lucky Cincinnati area residents who beat the 48-hour order deadline and live in any of the zip code areas listed above. Everyone is getting Clear-Cast because it pulls in nothing but Free TV channels with no cable, satellite or internet connection and no monthly bills.

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B10 • SUBURBAN LIFE • MAY 22, 2013

‘Celebrate Excellence’ honors top K-12 educators

POLICE REPORTS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 14, robbery at 3240 Highland Ave., April 26. Jack Sheppard, 29, 3928 Standish Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., April 30. Walter Brown, 24, 4015 Elsmere Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., April 30. Elizabeth Clark, 26, 4115 Sherwood Ave. ., operating vehicle impaired at 5400 Camargo, May 1. James Fox, 40, 1997 Kinney Ave., promoting prostitution at 5600 Kennedy Ave., April 29. Juvenile female, 17, drug abuse instruments at 5600 Kennedy Ave., April 29. Christina Chitwood, 28, 123 Park Ave., assault at 5410 Ridge Road, May 5. Michael Goss, 25, 1974 Seymour Ave., having weapons under disability at 5301 Ridge, May 5.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Reported at 5045 Ridge Road, April 20. Burglary Residence entered and laptop, Playstation 3, computer bag valued at $1,670 removed at 6627 Cambridge Ave., April 28. Residence entered and currency, game systems and games valued at $850 removed at 6958 Roe St., April 29. Identity theft Reported at 8740 Montgomery Road, May 2. Rape Female reported at Hurd Avenue, May 2. Theft AC unit valued at $1,500 removed at 6824 Bramble Ave., April 29. Ipad removed at Little Miami River, April 30.

DEER PARK Arrests/citations Gregory A. Leonard, 26, 3848 Lansdowne Ave., assault, May

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, Jim Neil, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 683-3444 » Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056 » Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 6833444 11. Daniel Hopkins, 25, 8463 Voorhees Lane, disorderly conduct at 4310 Oakwood Ave., May 9.

Galbraith Road, May 5. Erica Roberts, 36, 633 Blanche Ave., possession of drug abuse instruments at 8109 Reading Road, May 4.



Littering At 7811 Plainfield Road, May 14. Public indecency, disorderly conduct At 7640 Plainfield Road, May 7. Theft At 7813 Colton Lane, May 8.

Assault Victim struck at 8109 Reading Road, April 29. Criminal damaging Vehicle roof and hood damaged at 8549 Montgomery Road, April 30. Criminal mischief Tires deflated at 11604 Grooms Road, April 29. Domestic violence Female reported at Widhoff Lane, May 1. Theft Ring of unknown value removed at 7300 Dearwater Drive, April 28. Medication of unknown value removed at 4580 E Galbraith Road, April 22. Iphone of unknown value removed at 7800 Montgomery, April 28. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 8980 Plainfield, April 29. Keys of unknown value removed at 4777 E Galbraith Road, April 29. Cell phone valued at $100 removed at 7565 Kenwood, May 1. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7450 Keller Road, May 3.

MADEIRA Arrests/citations None reported.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage Tires cut on three vehicles at 6243 Kaywood, April 28.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Robert Adams, 30, 12006 Seventh Ave., resisting arrest at 12186 Second Ave., April 26. Andre Washington, 29, 314 Richmond, assault at 8109 Reading Road, April 24. Todd Gibbs, 42, 7752 Montgomery Road, disorderly conduct at 7754 Montgomery Road, April 30. Laura Pittman, 43, 2920 Costello Ave., theft at 4090 E.

Teachers of music, English, art, government, foreign language, special education and primary grades, as well as counselors, principals, and intervention specialists are among the 22 educators who will be honored at the seventh “Celebrate Excellence” breakfast, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the Sharonville Convention Center. Presented by the Hamilton County Education Foundation, the 2013 “Educators of the Year” have been selected by their school districts for their efforts on behalf of students. In addition, scholar-

ships to two K-12 educators who are pursuing their masters degree in special education will be presented. D. Mark Meyers, dean of the College of Social Sciences, Health and Education at Xavier University, will present the keynote address. Anthony Munoz serves as emcee for the seventh consecutive year. The “Celebrate Excellence” breakfast is open to the public; tickets are $50. For information about table sponsorships, donations, and individual tickets, contact HCEF president Karen Muse at,

513-674-4224, or visit Participating public school districts are Cincinnati Public, Deer Park, Finneytown, Forest Hills, Great Oaks, Hamilton County ESC, Indian Hill, Lockland, Loveland, Mason, Mt. Healthy, North College Hill, Norwood, Oak Hills, Princeton, Reading, Southwest, St. Bernard-Elmwood Place, Sycamore, Three Rivers, Winton Woods and Wyoming. Visit to learn more about the Foundation, the scholarship program and to view the “Celebrate Excellence” video.

DEATHS Robert W. Foraker

Robert W. Foraker, 92, formerly of Kenwood died May 7. Survived by daughters Susan (Warren) Osako, Judith (Kevin) Dougherty and Patricia (Boyd)

Piper; grandchildren Mitchell Osako, Chris (Karen) Snay, Patrick and Tim Dougherty, Ryan, Andy and Cody Piper; and great-grandchildren Kelly Jackson, Austin and Conner Snay.

Preceded in death by wife, Marjorie Richerson Foraker. Children will have a private family service in memory of their father.


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3805 Lansdowne Ave.: Cross Patricia L. to Geil Rachel A.; $97,700. 3926 Lansdowne Ave.: Newsom Lori Tr to Zientek Jessica L.; $105,000. 4126 Matson Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Zhou Shonghong & Yue Meng; $58,000. 7518 Plainfield Road: Ealy Thom-

as L. Jr. & Melissa J. to Fannie Mae; $65,000. 7722 Moss Court: Barhorst Megan E. to Applegate Gregory T.; $128,000.


7268 Rita Lane: Berkshire Realty Group LLC to Donnelly Tina M. Tr; $132,500.


3933 Gatewood Lane: B.&H. Realty Holdings LLC to Cooke Ronald Jr. & Beth Ann; $122,500. 6728 Alpine Ave.: Jackson David W. to Tuchfarber Chris; $41,400.


Seventh Ave.: Reed David R. to Philpot Matthew T. & Jessica R.; $83,000. 12067 Seventh Ave.: Reed David R. to Philpot Matthew T. & Jessica R.; $83,000.

12067 Seventh Ave.: Reed David R. to Philpot Matthew T. & Jessica R.; $83,000. 12067 Seventh Ave.: Reed David R. to Philpot Matthew T. & Jessica R.; $83,000. 4451 Crystal Ave.: Strange James Glen to Federal Homeloan Mortgage Corp.; $32,000. 5171 Kugler Mill Road: Ziebell Frank III & Elizabeth G. to Bayview Loan Servicing Ll; $258,957. 5931 Vyvette Place: Markoe Glenn E. to Henry Charles I. II; $173,000. 8370 Kugler Meadows Court: Reiter Beth Ann to Garcia Edward & Mari Leni; $425,000. 8693 Eldora Drive: Kastner Kurt F. & Jodi L. to Ostendarp David H. & Lindsey C.; $152,500. 8727 Killarney Court: Marsh Gordon to Fannie Mae; $42,000.


MAY 22, 2013 • SUBURBAN LIFE • B11

EdenPURE Heater closeout and super sale

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