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Moeller junior Alex Barlow (11) and senior David Whitehead (45) shake hands with Elder players after falling 1-0 in the Division I state semifinal at Huntington Park in Columbus June 4. Moeller entered the game having won 27 straight. See Sports, A7.

Are you looking for a place where you can commune with nature? One may be closer than you think. SEE LIFE, B1

Foundation of success

The Madeira Schools Foundation’s annual luncheon was May 20 at the Kenwood Country Club. Find out who won. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

Last chance to vote your favorites

More than 555,000 ballots have been cast in Ohio and Kentucky for the 2010 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, and there’s not much time to add yours. Go online to and find the yellow and green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the righthand side of the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through midnight Thursday, June 10. On the ballot for the 2010 Sportsman of the Year: Alex Barlow, Moeller; Joe Bruewer, Deer Park; Max Dietz, Cincinnati Country Day; Ben Flamm, Deer Park; Joey Fritz, Cincinnati County Day; Christopher Helton, Deer Park; Sam Hendricks, Indian Hill; Matthew Littman, Indian Hill; Alexander Longi, St. Xavier; Pierce Harger, Moeller; Andrew Hendrix, Moeller; Marcus Rush, Moeller Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Sarah Hammitt, Madeira; Mariah Reed, Cincinnati County Day; Heidi Wagner, Indian Hill


Residents support high school update, new elementary building By Amanda Hopkins

Survey results are in, and if it was up to the 116 voting participants at the Deer Park City Schools community engagement meeting, the school district would build a new pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade school building at Amity and renovate the high school to house sixth-grade through high school students. Charlie Jahnigen, one of the presidents of architectural firm SHP Leading Design working with the school district to develop a building plan, had the audience of parents, students, residents and business owners in Deer Park vote on the direction they wanted to see the district take to update the district’s buildings. Before the voting, Jahnigen presented several examples of updated schools that are centered around 21st century learning with the latest in technology, bold colors, energy efficient and bright, open spaces for learning. “These are exciting spaces to go and learn every day,” Jahnigen said. Jahnigen said the district is operating on more square footage than is needed, so the high school renovation would include down-

Voting options

SHP Leading Design architectural firm president Charlie Jahnigen gave audience members of parents, students, residents and business owners in Deer Park a chance to vote on options for the district building renovations. With the help of district focus groups and the

Zoning changes

Deer Park City Council passed the city’s first comprehensive plan in 2008 and updated the zoning code in 2009 which changed the zoning on the Amity Elementary site on Galbraith Road to a zoned planned office district. Deer Park safety service director Mike Berens said the change was made to the zoning code at that site in the case that if the Deer Park City School district decided leave the Amity site, the city could have more options than just residential housing for the site. “(The zoning change) doesn’t preclude (the district) from building another school,” Berens said. sizing the building. He also said a new building at Amity would be two stories because of the limited space. Both buildings would be brought up to compliance, become handicap accessible and would be energy efficient. The project is estimated to cost $29.68 million. School district superintendent Kim Gray said right now is a good time for the district to build and renovate because construction costs and interest rates are low. She said it would be “cost prohibitive” for the district to continue to maintain four aging buildings and steering committee, Jahnigen gave the audience three options: 1. A new pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade building on the Holmes Elementary 11-acre site on Donna Lane in Sycamore Township and a renovation to the high school on Plainfield Road to include grades six through 12 at a cost of $29.68 million. 2. A new pre-kindergarten through

she said it would be in the best interest of the students to give them the most up-to-date technology and learning environments. “We want to make sure (our students) are well prepared,” Gray said. The audience also voted in favor of putting a bond issue on the ballot to finance the project, with 44 percent extremely supportive and 27 percent not supportive of a bond issue. Jahnigen said $30 million is the most the Deer Park school district could put on the ballot for a bond issue, which would cost residents $170 annually for every $100,000 home. Gray said there was a lot of support for a new elementary building and a renovated high school, but a location has not been determined for the new elementary building. “There’s a lot of homework left to be done on site plans,” Gray said. “It’s too close to call with such a small sampling.” More information, including traffic studies, will be presented to the board of education from SHP Leading Design. They are also working with Turner Construction to determine estimated costs over

fifth-grade building on the Amity Elementary’s 3.75-acre site on Galbraith Road and a renovation to the high school on Plainfield Road to include grades six through 12 at a cost of $29.68 million. 3. Renovate and build addition to include pre-kindergarten through fifthgrade at the Holmes Elementary 11-acre site on Donna Lane in Sycamore Township and a renovation to the high

What’s next?

Charlie Jahnigen from SHP Leading Design said the results from the community vote at the meeting May 27 are too close to determine the exact location of a new elementary school but presented several factors for the district to consider before construction would begin on either the Holmes Primary or Amity Elementary. • Education – Does the district want a two-story or three-story building? What site provides space for extended learning and outdoor education? • Safety – What is traffic like in the area? What are emergency response times? How safe is it for kids who walk or bike to school? • Community amenities – Is there enough parking for after-hours events? Is there room for play fields? the life of a new or renovated building. Information from Turner Construction presented at the June 2 school board meeting determined that a new building would cost more for the new construction but would eventually cost the district the same amount of money over a 35-year life span. Jahnigen will present concept plans for schools on both the Amity and Holmes site at the June 16 school board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Howard building on Matson Avenue. The Deer Park Board of Education will have to make a decision by August whether to put a bond issue on the ballot. school on Plainfield Road to include grades six through 12 at a cost of $27.8 million. Voters at the community engagement meeting May 27 voted heavily in favor of the second option of a new building at Amity Elementary and a renovation to the high school.

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Nothing official, but 2011 could be Target date By Jeanne Houck

Experts: Store could be good for community, area businesses

Could the long-planned Target store in Blue Ash open by the end of 2011? Target isn’t saying, but it has until this December to begin construction on plans approved by the city and a Target representative said stores of the sort planned for Blue Ash typically take nine months to build. Blue Ash gave Target the go-ahead in December 2008 to build a 137,000-squarefoot store on 12 acres at the southwest corner of Plainfield Road and the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway. Target said then it planned to begin construction in the summer of 2009 and to open the store this summer. Target representatives said in March 2009 that the plans were on hold because of the economy. While Blue Ash officials say Target is not required to give the city a timetable for construction, company rep-


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An artist’s rendering of the proposed Target store in Blue Ash. resentatives recently applied for site work and building permits and submitted plans to make required changes to Plainfield Road. The city has not yet acted on the requests. In April, Target asked for – and received – permission from the Blue Ash Planning Commission to develop a small business on a halfacre of the property at the same time it develops its store. Residents of Larchview Drive in Sycamore Township, which will border the proposed Target, are not happy about the store plans, but declined to go on record to say anything more. Sycamore Township Board of Trustees president

Tom Weidman said he will work with the residents to help maintain the residential quality. “As contiguous land owners to the project (what is now Penelope Lane), it is our intent to maximize buffering on our property in an effort to minimize the impact on our Dillonvale residents,” Weidman said. “Very early on, both Blue Ash and John Silverman (the developer) have indicated that they want to work with all parties to make this a win-win for everybody.” Weidman said he and the residents were told a row of mature trees along Penelope Lane will be saved to keep out the retail and highway noise.

While Target has quietly begun dusting off the plans shelved last year, company officials refuse to say when construction of the store will begin or when the store is expected to open. The developer referred all questions to Target officials. “Typically, Target does not share the specifics of our new locations more than one year out of the scheduled opening,” said Kyle Thompson, a spokesman for Target in Minneapolis. “The reason for this timing is to avoid disappointment and/or misinformation within a community if store opening plans change.” Thompson would not say how many jobs are planned for the Target store in Blue Ash, but said the company generally employs between 150 and 250 people in the kind of general merchandise store planned for the city.

News that Target is moving forward with its plans has revived concerns by some critics – despite the fact that the store is smaller than originally proposed and was approved with a laundry list of conditions imposed by the city, which did not recruit Target. Some of the conditions are designed to protect surrounding property owners from things such as bright lights at night. Sue Bennett, public information officer for Blue Ash, says city officials can’t say for sure how the property values of people living near Target will be affected. “However, experience indicates that housing values in other neighborhoods near retail projects haven’t suffered, and in fact remain robust,” Bennett said. “For example, Hyde Park homes near Rookwood, homes near Kenwood Mall retail, etc.” Jan Ojdana, assistant professor of business and economics at Raymond Walters College in Blue Ash, said, “Retail development close to a residential area most likely would not adversely affect property values. “Depending on the type of retail, it could have a positive effect on residential property values,” Ojdana said. James Obrien, a visiting assistant professor at Raymond Walters who teaches

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economics and has some work experience with developers, said many factors come into play when trying to figure out how surrounding property will be affected by a retail development. “In my opinion, retail commercial development usually causes a minor drop in the value of properties immediately adjacent to the project,” Obrien said. “This is why homeowners next to the development protest so loudly. “As to the overall effect in the neighborhood or town, I believe that depends on the type of retail. If the retail is in line with the average income in the area – like Rookwood in the Hyde Park area – the property effect is positive,” Obrien said. “If the store appeals to a more average shopper, the effect in a higher-income neighborhood is slightly negative or neutral. The case of a Target in Blue Ash is interesting and maybe a close call.” Joshua Jones is the manager of the Gold Star Chili parlor on Plainfield Road and says he would welcome a Target store in the area. “I think we will get more traffic,” Jones said. Bennett had this to say about other concerns raised by residents: What will be done to address traffic problems generated by the Target store? “Target is required by the city to make road improvements to accommodate traffic generated by this development. They will be widening a portion of Plainfield Road south of the bridge and will be making signal and lane improvements in the vicinity of their Plainfield Road access.” What is being done for the Blue Ash and Sycamore Township residents who will lose their property to the project? “No one ‘lost’ their property. It’s our understanding that approximately 10 residents willingly sold their property to Target. The city was not involved.” Is there a better place in the city for the Target development? “This is the location where Target proposed their project. We did not seek out Target – they initiated this process. We assume that if they had a better location that they would submitted their application for that location.”

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Former special education instructor Anne Vuotto, right, answers questions from third-graders, after taking a citizenship oath at Indian Hill Elementary School.

Madeira’s new farmer’s market open


Madeira’s new farmer’s market opened June 3. Some of the organizers are, from left: Annalee Duganier of Madeira, assistant to the Madeira city manager; Charlie Ernstes of Can-Du Farm in Bethel; Marcia Wykoff of Madeira; Emilie Parry of Madeira; Lach Parry of Madeira; Winn Parry of Madeira and Suzanne Parry of Indian Hill. All are co-founders with the exception of Ernstes and Lach, the 5-month-old son of Emilie and Winn Parry. Suzanne Parry is Winn Parry’s mother. The market will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through the end of October at the intersection of Dawson Road and Miami Avenue. “City council is very excited to have the farmer’s market taking place in our community,” Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller said. “We believe this will be a wonderful attraction for both residents and visitors to our city; the increased activity in the city’s downtown core will be beneficial to all businesses. The vibrancy generated by the farmer’s market is something all communities strive to achieve to enhance the quality of life within the city.”

MADEIRA ‘C’ NOTES Suburban Life is recognizing Madeira’s centennial with a weekly collection of trivia, memories and thoughts about the city, and we would like your input. What do you like about living in Madeira? What are your favorite Madeira businesses? What are your favorite memories? We will publish two a week for 50 weeks – 100 in all. E-mail your thoughts about the

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Miami Avenue named for Native American tribe

Miami Avenue was named for the Miami, a Native American tribe that once lived in the area. The original road, built in 1832, initially was called

Plainfield Road south of Euclid Avenue and Montgomery Road north of that.

Love and pets

A.G. Madden worked as a veterinarian from the 1920s to 1979 out of his home at 7242 Miami Ave. His daughter Phyllis fell in love with one of her father’s interns, Bud Johnston, and married him.

Former teacher makes history, becomes citizen By Forrest Sellers

Anne Vuotto returned to Indian Hill Elementary School as a former teacher and left as an American citizen. Vuotto, a native of Great Britain, officially became an American citizen during a special ceremony at the school May 13. She was administered an oath of citizenship by Helaine Tasch, a field office director with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Third-graders at the school have been studying citizenship and recently participated in a simulation of what it was like for immi-

grants to arrive at Ellis Island. Vuotto, who moved to America in 1984, said she had made a personal promise to register for citizenship after she retired. She admitted the amount of paperwork involved had been part of the reason she had waited. However, she said she also wanted the students to experience it. Vuotto was a special education teacher at the school. Tasch, who works at the Cincinnati field office, said the timing was right when Vuotto made the request. “I feel like part of a big family and that I belong,”

said Vuotto shortly after taking the oath. The students welcomed the opportunity to share the moment with Vuotto. “I’m really happy for her,” said third-grader Priyanka Musti of Indian Hill. “I’ve never seen this happen in my life. “It’s a real honor for her.” Principal Melissa Stewart said the students were provided with an opportunity to actually experience something they had learned about. “To see (this) live will reinforce the curriculum and also give them a memory for a lifetime,” said Stewart.


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After allegations were made that the acting treasurer of the group was using money for personal expenses, the Deer Park Youth Football organization is making changes and working to increase participation. “Due to recent developments among the league, we now have a checks and balances system in place to monitor funds at all times by multiple board members. Allocation of funds and bank statements are available to all board members and the public, as it has not been in the past,” said Amy Engel, a member of the board of directors. Seven board members were added, including a

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The Deer Park Youth Football Board of Directors released this statement about the theft investigation: “The Deer Park Youth Football Board is committed to continuing to provide football and cheerleading to the youth of the community and the 2010 season is well underway. “We are excited to move onward and upward this year and are ready for practices to begin July 19. Due to the recent findings, we are focusing strongly on fundraising, but are very positive this will be our best year ever. We, as a board, have put new policies in place that will prevent any situation of this nature from ever occuring again. “Now, more than ever, we need the support of the community to make this program the best it can be for our kids. “While the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office continues their investigation into this matter we welcome any ideas, suggestions or anyone who would like to help out monetarily or as a volunteer.”

Deer Park Youth Football was formed in 2008 and 120 to 140 children participate each year. Players and cheerleaders range in age from 5 to 11 years old and come from Deer Park and other surrounding areas. new recruiter who Engel said is helping to increase participation and sign-ups. Engel said the organization will continue to hold fundraisers at Chicken on the Run and recently completed a fundraiser at a local Wendy’s restaurant where the organization received a portion of the sales. Fundraisers will also include a rummage sale, car wash, bake sale, Halloween

party, bowling party and sports’ cup sales. The board of directors also has regularly scheduled meetings that Engel said are “open to the public for questions, volunteers and where financial statements will be

available.” For more information on the Deer Park Youth Football organization, contact Reggie Allen, recruiter at 307-2123 or Amy Engel, player relations at 5093308.

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Weidman said an advertisement for the position is running through Sunday, June Molloy 6, and that interviews could start as early as next week.

Weidman said there is no deadline on when an administrator would be hired and said that planning and zoning administrator Greg Bickford would fill in on administrative duties if a candidate is not hired before Molloy retires. “There are a lot (of resumes) to read through,”

Weidman said. “We’ll see who we think is the best fit.” The board will conduct the interviews and will vote on a new administrator at one of its regular meetings. “We will get it done as quickly as possible,” Weidman said.

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Columbia Twp. seeks bank bids By Rob Dowdy

It’s a grand old flag, it’s a high-flying flag

Sharonville VFW Ladies Auxiliary president and Holmes Elementary School greeter Linda Osborne, center, presents the Deer Park City School District with a Patriotic Citizen Award for consistently and correctly flying the American flag at the district buildings. From left: school Superintendent Kim Gray, Osborne and school board President Donna Farrell. AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

Walking trail, parking lot at McDaniel getting update

Columbia Township officials are requesting rates and service proposals from local banks interested in holding taxpayers’ money. Several months ago, the township deposited its operating funds, approximately $4 million, in People’s Community Bank. When that bank shuttered its doors the township moved taxpayers’ money to PNC Bank. Paul Davis, fiscal officer for the township, said while PNC has worked well for the Columbia Township the process of seeking the bank

every five years. However, he said these agreements are open ended and governments can leave or change agreements when they see fit. Davis noted the request for proposals is not a slight against PNC, but rather an attempt to see what offers are available in order to save taxpayer money.

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McDaniel Park will soon have a much needed facelift. The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution for the park at 11797 Solzman Road to have work done on the walking trail and the parking lot. Road superintendent Tracy Kellums said the “It’s money architectural firm well spent Brandstetto get it ter Carroll, done right.” Inc. estiCliff Bishop mated a Sycamore project to Township repair and pave the trustee on parking lot, repairing the replace the walking trail w a l k i n g and parking trail along lot at S c h o o l McDaniel Park Road and to fix the drainage problems underneath the walking trail would cost around $225,000. Kellums said the walking trail is in disrepair because the water does not pump out correctly and floods part of the trail. Sycamore Township Trustee Cliff Bishop said the trail is used frequently by residents and it’s important to repair the trail and the parking lot to keep the residents coming back to the park. “It’s money well spent to get it done right,” Bishop said. He said this year is a good year for the renovation because the township can-

that will provide services the township needs is long overdue. “We want to look at all our options,” he said. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said he and Davis are drafting a request for proposals that will be advertised in July. He said the hopes are that banks will submit bids on their services and rates, allowing the township to make an informed decision. “What we’re trying to do is optimize our interest and minimize our expenses,” Lemon said. Davis said local governments must sign depository agreements with banks

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Amity Elementary School The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2009-2010.


Top honors – Lily Anderson, Daniel Daily, Kyra Fuller, Michael Georgiton, Julie Kramer, Keegan McCafferty and Lilly Proctor. Honors – Wyatt Adams, Ben Adkins, Kaley Aukerman, Jami Baker, Austin Bishop, C.J. Boyle, Maggie Burton, Destiney Carmichael, David Comarata, Mark Everman, Mackenzie Feltner, Mady Franklin, Jacob Frisch, Destin Henry, Becca Hobbs, Tyler Hum, Paula Ly, Will Maley, Meagan Malloy, Travis Mattstedt, Libby Mawhinney, Cyril Pena, Jacob Pursley, Emily Robinson, Lily Sheppard, Hunter Taylor and Erin Wallet.


Top honors – David Back, Chrissy Boehmer, Troy Bosse, Jane Davidson, Hyland Dill, Ravyn Feltner, Adam Fox, Dawn Hicks, Daniel Kramer, Ashlee Moore, Jacob Moses, Sean Satterfield, Samantha Scheetz, Sarah Sheppard and Kathryn Vidourek. Honors – Ryan Anderson, Andrea Bolger, Maddie Cain, Maria Egbers, Megan Fisk, Jordan Foley, Amber Hamilton, Drew Henderson, Tori Hensley, Tyler Jolley, Alex Laudermilk, Kyle Main, Ashley Mapes, Xavier Pena, Tia Sansone, Makenzie Sawyer, Matt Schneider, Evan Schramm, Kristina Schroeder, Jenna Shepherd, Jacob Shreves, Zach Steele, Sammi Stevens, Jordan Timmerding, Emily Weber, Braelynn Wolf and Ryan Wolf.


Top honors – Rebekah Adams, Katelyn Bosse, Katie Mobley, Damian Nuxoll, Jesse Potts, Ellie Proctor and Logan Troxell. Honors – Wesley Adams, Tara Adkins, Matthew Bosse, Samantha Brummett, Natalie Carnes, Melody Carpenter, Morgan Donnellon, Kane Eggers, Jeremy Heglin, Nathan Hericks, Martell Johnson, Kyle Jung, Megan Kelly, Ray Locher, Lacy McLaughlin, Austin Mobley, Keiajah Norman, Austin Osborne, Zach Osborne, Shakurra Payne, Shelby Schoonover, Stephen Schradin, Keaton Smith, Cheavtine Sokun, Haley Spence, Morgan Stebbin and Ashley Webb.

Deer Park Junior/ Senior High School The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2009-2010.

4.0 GPA

Seventh-grade – Eric J. Gatto, Ivy S. Luchion, Hope K. Mueller and Quintin D. Wiebell. Eighth-grade – Ryan T. Bosse, Amanda G. Fahey, Andrew M. Fisher, Alexander S. Fox, Ryan W. Hodge, Sara C. Kramer, Hailey M. Miller, Alexis K. Noland and Bridget M. Tranor. Freshmen – Lea J. Gatto, Kandice D. McAlpine, Hannah L. Smith and Connor E. Wood. Sophomores – Anna C. Bailey, Kaitlin M. Fahey, Taylor S. Hicks, Katarina N. Morris, Toria F. Reisman and Conner T. Wiebell. Juniors – Kathleen T. Bosse, Joshua D. Finamore, Andrew J. Siefert and Andrea E. Zaferes. Seniors – Jacob J. Dryer, Nicholas F. Haar and Kathy M. Varney.

3.500-3.999 GPA

Seventh-grade – Erica M. Brady, Elizabeth M. Chadwell, Sarah J. Donahue, Jarod M. Gallenstein, Lauren M. Krousouloudis, Olivia J. Lillard, Trenton C. Macke, Katherine M. Meza, Max W. Mueller, Adam M. Petry, Sarah J. Ping, Kasey L. Purdin, Elizabeth A. Quattrone, Angelika S. Serran, Ceara B. Trusty, Daniel J. Vidourek, J. Jack Walker and Daniel R. Winter. Eighth-grade – Megan E. Ashby, Braden N. Baldwin, Kelsee N. Barnett, Francis A. Billena, Alexander M. Ervin, Andrew J. Ervin, Shelby N. Kincer, Kelsey E. Loch, Alexander I. McLaughlin, Samantha A. Moses, Nikki L. Moy, Jeremy B. Nester, Jennifer F. Pallas, Autumn R. Rauen, Michael C. Robinson, Michaela S. Sandige, Samuel R. Satterfield, Sydney A. Sloane, Holly J. Stepp and Logan S. Walker. Freshmen – Hannah J. Adams, Najee K. Barber, Michael D. Bosse, Katelyn N. Breyer,

Hunter A. Campbell, Julia E. Fasce, Tess S. Fielden, Haley M. Hodge, Adam N. Holt, Joshua A. Kendall, Jess L. Nudalo, Kevin C. Phillips, Madeline C. Ping, Joseph J. Roetting, Samantha A. Smith, Lauren E. Troxell, Matthew T. Wallet and Sarah M. Weber. Sophomores – Aaron J. Barket, Joan M. Engel, Cristen L. Flamm, Devon M. Gamel, Derrick E. Hibbard, Sean C. Hoeper, Jennifer L. Horsley, William J. Hungarland, Olivia C. Hunter, Bradley D. Kanter, M. Adam McHugh, Jessica R. Miller, Nathan T. Morgan, Gwen M. O’Brien, Tyler A. Phillips, Kalina C. Procas, Courtney J. Taylor, Lauren T. Willing and Rebecca M. Wolfe. Juniors – Kristi N. Biddle-Caudell, Stacie A. Bradford, Brittany E. Brewer, Anna F. Coates, Emma M. Coates, Jaerett B. Engeseth, Jenna L. Juillerat, Alexander S. Krousouloudis, Alex J. Ruth, Andrea D. Sheff, E. Ashley Whitson and Meagan E. Wilson. Seniors – Rachael L. Bailey, Micquelle R. Burton, Ashley A. Davis, Michael P. Eaken, Courtney A. Luttmann, Allison M. Marker, Todd S. Phillips, James D. Robinson, Michela Rotondella, Jacob N. Shearin and Heather E. Swartz.

3.000-3.499 GPA

Seventh-grade – Jayne L. Buescher, Catherine L. Burdorf, Zachary S. Creasy, Rose K. Dryer, Alexander C. Egbers, Anthony J. Engel, Tyler D. Goodpaster, Glenn H. Hughes, Corey M. Huneke, Jacob B. Jetter, Diem T. Lam, Bethany R. Lewis, Seth M. Long, Emmalee J. Middendorf, Morgan J. Mullarkey, Alexis S. Padgett, Ryan D. Phillips, Ashley E. Tackett, Molly J. Van Pelt, Erin N. Wheeler, Dakotah R. Whitley, Katie E. Wolfe and Samantha E. Wood. Eighth-grade – R. Zachary Barnes, Stephen R. Fischer, Kayla E. Frasure, Cory A. Harmon, W. Taylor Hibbard, Natalie K. Hughes, McCartney H. Johnson, Haley A. Kanter, Samantha M. Kennedy, Madison F. Locher, Kaitlyn A. Marker, Gina M. Marlow, Taylor N. Morgan, Sebastian R. Schneder, Jessica L. Sharpshair, Amanda A. Thacker, Conor W. Van Pelt and Marisa F. Wallet. Freshmen – Koffi D. Adakpo, Robert L. Adams, Taylor D. Althammer, Jami B. Berling, Olivia G. Berling, Alissa N. Bolger, Myranda N. Brown, Kyle r. Carlsen, Seth C. Clement, Michael M. Clifford, Faith E. Colwell, Chelsea C. Dearborn, Jessica M. Fields, Jared A. Gibbs, Christopher R. Helton, Austin P. Holt, Brandon L. Huth, Dylan L. Huth, Mikayla J. James, Timothy N. Johnson, Chim T. Lam, Tyler W. Lawson, Nicolas J. Mendiola, Emily R. Morrissey, Jamie D. Morton, Benjamin W. Naylor, Alexander M. Nhun, Laurel R. Power, Mathona L. Ran, Amanda B. Rauen, Daryl A. Ringwood, Jeffrey M. Robinson, Kaitlin N. Russell, Krista E. Sandige, Katlin N. Siemers, Isa Sokun and James C. Wolfe. Sophomores – Christopher A. Bork, Stefanie N. Brock, Conner T. Dardeen, Austin S. Davis, Abbie N. Dial, Kourtney M. Gibbons, Molly M. Hacker, Alicia D. Hardin, Nicholas J. Holt, Tate H. Johnson, Sara M. Jolley, Nicholas R. Jones, Tyler S. Jones, Mariann M. Kampf, Sara E. Keefe, Tessa L. Kellums, Sarah N. Klunk, Austin J. Lovins, Shawn P. McAleer, Abigail J. McDulin, Janine B. Serran, Nicholas M. Sharpshair and Latisha R. Wooders. Juniors – Casey L. Berling, Kristen M. Boehner, Autumn M. Bruewer, Leanne N. Creasy, Ciara R. Egington, Amber M. Huff, Samantha M. Johnson, V. Zane Kamon, Mychau T. Lam, Kaleb C. Mace, J. Jack Miskimens, Derek J. Noland, Mark N. Nudalo, Caleb J. Power, Jennifer N. Van Dulman, Alysha M. Volz and Samantha J. Weyer. Seniors – Jessica E. Barthelmas, Kelly A. Brock, Joseph F. Bruewer, Brandon G. Donahue, Alec J. Hines, Joseph A. Holt, Angger A. Jamung, Danielle N. Johnson, Matthew R. Lemmers, Stephanie R. Madden, Karly S. Mason, Stephanie L. McAleer, Zach L. Peters, Hannah B. Petry, Danielle N. Race, Joshua P. Roberts, Perry A. Steele, Keith M. Thomas, Audrey E. Vuozzo, Alexandra E. Wilson and Dalton J. Witham.


The Madeira Schools Foundation’s annual luncheon was May 20 at the Kenwood Country Club. Students who received scholarship awards during the luncheon are, from left: Katie Puterbaugh, Rebecca Wallace, Brent Willing, Katy Scherer, Vincent Schlagbaum, Danny Succo, Michael Groenke and Ben Corn. Not pictured, Jerika Mofield.

MSF holds annual awards luncheon The Madeira Schools Foundation’s Annual Luncheon was May 20 at the Kenwood Country Club. Madeira High School guidance counselors Kim Homer and Jill Fanning presented MSF Scholarships. Jerika Mofield, Katy Scherer and Vincent Schlagbaum were named John D. Rahe Scholars. Ben Corn was named a Greg Chase Scholar while Rebecca Wallace was named a Andrea Dennis Scholar. Michael Groenke was the recipient of the James Rockwell Scholar and Danny Succo was named the Matt Simpson Scholar. The Richard & Florence Wellman Scholar went to Katie Puterbaugh, while Vincent Schlagbaum received the Sushila Nayar Scholar award and Brent Willing was received the Pat Wood Spirit Award.


The Madeira Schools Foundation’s annual luncheon was May 20 at the Kenwood Country Club. Those who were honored at the luncheon are, from left: front row, Jackie Schmidt; back row, Lynn Adler (for father Harry), Wayne Morris, Jay DeWitt and Rita Adler (for husband Harry). Additionally, the Distinguished Staff Award went to Jackie Schmidt while the Distinguished Alumni/Citizen Award went to Wayne Morris. Harry Adler and Jay DeWitt

both received the Friends of the Foundation Award. Tarek Kamil, Diane Nichols, Vic Parkhouse and Kim Shaw, retiring MSF trustees, were also recognized.

Master of his profession

The Deer Park Board of Education recognized C. Steven Hoock, center, the Education Management Information System director at Deer Park City Schools, for earning his Master Certified EMIS Professional designation. Superintendent Kim Gray, far left, said only 48 of the 650 EMIS employees in the state of Ohio earned the designation. Gray and Hoock are here with school president Donna Farrell who praised Hoock for his work and said “counting students is critical to funding.”

Vocational School

4.0 GPA – Courtney R. Wood 3.500-3.999 GPA – Rebecca T. Cole, Gabrielle B. Hawkins, Paige D. Hoerst, Ashley E. Hungarland, Kaila R. Owens and Jacob E. West. 3.000-3.499 GPA – Alexander S. Daniels, Bria Grigsby, Christopher A. Kaaz and Dylan C. Ross.


SCHOOL NOTES St. Paul School accepting registrations

St. Paul Nursery School, 8221 Miami Ave. in Madeira, has a few remaining spaces for the 2010-2011 school year. The school offers classes for 3-, 4- and 5year-old children in a traditional setting. The nursery program consist of three halfday classes a week and the Pre- Kindergarten program meets four half-days. An optional extended-day enrichment program is also available for pre-kindergarten students. For more information or to schedule a tour, call director Sue Barnes at 891-8187 or visit

FFA competition

Taylor Vires placed 13th in the Animal Management Team event at the recent state

Future Farmers of America competition. She is a student at Madeira High School who also attends Live Oaks.

Summer celebration

Tickets are on sale for Moeller High School’s Summer Celebration, featuring the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and a ‘‘Taste of Moeller.’’ The event takes place 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Moeller. The community-wide celebration is the official kick off to a year-long series of events to mark the school’s 50th Anniversary. General admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the gate. There is limited seating; advance tickets are recommended. Food and beverage booths will be available. As a special feature, VIP tickets will be available for $75, which will include exclusive seating, a Marriott-catered gourmet dinner

and open bar. Patrons are asked to bring their own chairs, and/or blankets. For tickets, visit

High scorers

Madeira High School freshman Burke Evans received a perfect score on the recent National Latin Exam. Only 568 students out of more than 138,000 who participated attained a perfect score.

Several Madeira High School students scored in the top 20 percent of the National Financial Capability Challenge. They are Sam Bishop, Alexandra Cassidy, Zachary Fajack, Michael Groenke, Allison Jones, Ashley Kemp, Dan Minter, Elizabeth Mulford, Eric Rolfes, Ryan Santoro, Joseph Schneider, Gretchen Staubach, Jacob

Thomas, Steven Tudor and Amanda Wyrick.

Scholarship awards

Michelle Brandstetter, daughter of Betty and Michael Brandstetter of Silverton, has accepted a Trustee Scholarship from Xavier University. She will graduate from Mount Notre Dame High School, where she is active in writers’ café, band and LIFE. Brandstetter plans to major in English at Xavier.

Lauren Hardin, daughter of Teresa and Vincent Hardin of Dillonvale, has accepted a Buschmann Award from Xavier University. She will graduate from Walnut Hills High School, where she is active in Spanish club and bowling team.

This year’s Saint Vincent Ferrer student

High Scholarship Award winners, with scholarship amounts and each school: Chandler Sambrookes – Mount Notre Dame for $1,000. Katie Abraham – Mount Notre Dame for $1,000, Ursuline Academy for $1,500 and Saint Ursula Academy for $5,000. Lisa Ruggerio – Mount Notre Dame for $1,500 and Ursuline Academy for $1,500. Jackie Homan – Mount Notre Dame for $1,000 and $4,000 (renewable), Saint Ursula Academy for $5,000 and Ursuline Academy for $2,000. Shannon Kronenberger – Mount Notre Dame for $1,000 and $4,000 (renewable), Saint Ursula Academy for $5,000 and Ursuline Academy for $3,000. Anna Berberich – Mount Notre Dame for $5,500 and Ursuline Academy for $3,000. Caroline Berger – Saint Ursula Academy for $3,500. Megan Slack – Mount Notre Dame for $1,000 and Ursuline Academy for $4,000.


Madeira hall of fame

The Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee made the selections for this year’s induction class. • Drew Cloran – 19982002; football, four years; wrestling, four years. • Alison DeWitt – 19861990; volleyball, four years; basketball, four years.; softball, three years. • Ed Hausgen – 19881992; football, four years; basketball, four years; baseball, four years; track, four years. • Jane Kuykendall – Contributor - member of the Madeira High Athletic Boosters since 1989. • Charlie and Cathy Schweppe – Contributor; worked for athletic activities for many years after moving into the community in 1971. • Mary Lou “Petie” Weber – 1952-1955; field hockey, three years; basketball, three years; softball, three years. All will be inducted at 7 p.m., Sept. 17, in the Madeira Stadium before the football game with Finneytown.

This week in tennis

Sycamore’s Adam Reinhart was defeated by Kilbourne’s Metka 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Division I State Tournament, May 28.

This week in boys’ volleyball

• Moeller beat St. Ignatius 25-18, 25-18, 25-15, in the Division I state quarterfinal, May 29, but lost to Elder in the final.

This week in lacrosse

• Mariemont boys beat Indian Hill 10-7 in the Division II quarterfinal, May 29. Indian Hill’s Jake Thomas scored three goals, Rob Becker scored two goals and Alec Weiner and Jacob Bauer scored one goal each. Indian Hill’s A.J. Froelich made seven saves.

Conference awards

College of Mount St. Joseph sophomore lacrosse midfielder Anderson Morgan, a Moeller High School graduate, was recently named to the All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference First Team. Morgan led the Lions in scoring while Blair played in all 15 games for the Mount this season. Freshman attack-man Will McClanahan, a Madeira High School graduate, who was second on the team in scoring this spring, was Co-Rookie of the Year and was named to the All-MLC Second Team.

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Future bright for Moeller baseball

By Mark Chalifoux

Even though the season didn’t end as expected, the Moeller High School baseball team has a bright future ahead. The team saw its run come to an end a game short of the state finals as the Crusaders, the No. 1ranked team in the state, fell to another top-ranked team, Greater Catholic Leaguerival Elder, 1-0 in the state semifinal June 4. “We knew it would be tough since we barely beat them last time,” Moeller head coach Tim Held said. “It’s disappointing to send those seniors out like that. They wanted to win backto-back state titles, so to go out on a 1-0 loss is disappointing for them.” Held said Elder pitcher Brian Korte did a good job of shutting Moeller down when they had runners in scoring position. While the Crusaders fell short of a return to the state title game, it was another stellar season for Moeller. The Crusaders finished the season 29-2 and went to the state final four for the third consecutive season. The Crusaders broke a number of team and individual records and had an impressive 27-game winning streak. “It was a fantastic season,” Held said. “Our offense from one to nine was the best Moeller has had in a long, long time. Our offense made things easier on our pitchers this year.” Held said even during the 27-game win streak, the players never focused on the mounting wins. “It was all about what do we need to do to win today,” he said. “Seeing a lot of different kids step up and get better throughout the year is what I’ll remember most from this team. That’s what high school


Moeller High School players shake hands with Elder players following a 1-0 loss in the Division I state semifinal at Huntington Park in Columbus June 4.


Moeller’s Kevin Thamann dives in passed the tag of Elder’s Bryan Riestenberg in the state semifinals.


Moeller senior Robby Sunderman, left, gets a lead at first in the Division I state semifinal at Huntington Park in Columbus June 4. Moeller lost to Elder 1-0. baseball is all about.” While Moeller graduates a talented senior class, including three-year starter Robby Sunderman, the Crusaders will return nine tal-

ented juniors next season and an “outstanding” sophomore class, according to Held. “We bring back guys like Alex Barlow, who was only

the third or fourth Moeller player ever to break 50 hits in a season and outfielder Kevin Brinkman, who was a second-team All-GCL player. Jake Madsen, who started at first base, hit around .500 the whole season. Those are the top three coming back next year,” Held said. The team will be looking for additional pitching help from the younger classes, and Eric Steine and Matt

Higgins will be two of the top returning pitchers. Held said he’ll remember this team as one of the great ones. “They were great baseball players but also great kids to be around. They got a lot of things done on and off the field and the kids moving on will only get better in college as they work on their games even more,” he said.

Short career doesn’t slow Deer Park’s Burton

Wildcat snaps 21year-old district record, takes Madeira football camp 2nd at state

The Madeira High School Mustang football camp for kindergartners through sixthgraders, is slated for 8-10 a.m., Monday to Wednesday, June 28-30, at the Madeira High School practice facilities. Cost is $45 and includes instruction and a T-shirt. This camp is intended to teach the fundamentals of football. It is a non-contact camp with emphasis on offense, defense, and specialty skills used at all levels of football. Campers will be divided by grade so that they are able to work on skills used in the fall. Campers will receive instruction from high school and middle school coaches using Madeira Mustang terminology. Camp will consist of individual position instruction, specialty instruction, and group instruction. Call 617-1907.

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June 9, 2010

By Anthony Amorini

A two-year track career was all Deer Park senior Micquelle Burton needed to score a state qualification and snap a 21-year old district record this spring. Burton’s second-place finish in the 800-meter run during the Division III State Championships at 1:54.31 marked the end of his relatively short high school career Saturday, June 4. However, Deer Park head coach Larry Kozlowski believes Burton’s unknown upside will have a number of collegiate coaches reaching for the standout in coming weeks, he said. “He’s getting into track late in the game, but he’s a fantastic athlete so he’s taken to it quickly,” Kozlowski said of Burton finding such quick success despite first trying track as a


Deer Park’s Micquelle Burton finished second in the Division III 800-meter run at the state championships in Columbus Saturday, June 5. junior. “The funny thing is that he has no idea how good he can be. “I won’t have the pleasure of coaching another kid like this for a while,” Kozlowski added. In fact, it’s been 21 years

since a Division III athlete faster than Burton came along in the 800 in Cincinnati. In 1989, Craig Johnson of Seven Hills set the Division III district record in the 800 at 1:57.60 and the mark stood for 21 years. Burton snapped the record with a time of 1:57.57 during his firstplace finish at the Division III District Championship finals Saturday, May 22. “To be honest, we didn’t even know it happened until later that night,” Kozlowski said of the district record. “But it was an impressive run for him. As soon as he finished he came over and told me he could do better.” Burton obliterated all of his previous marks in the 800 with his second-place time of 1:54.31 at state after advancing through regionals with a third-place time of 1:57.72. “It doesn’t matter who is winning an 800 at the beginning of the race, and he realizes that now,” Kozlowski said. “He runs the race much smarter, and he learns something new

every time he’s on the track. “He just has a huge kick,” Kozlowski added. Following Burton’s success in the championships season college coaches began taking notice including attention from the College of Mount St. Joseph and Wilmington, Kozlowski said. “He is knocking times off his races almost every time he goes out,” Kozlowski said. Originally from Baton Rouge, Burton moved to Cincinnati in the summer of 2007 to reunite with his father after Hurricane Katrina displaced parts of his family in 2005. Burton’s mother and his five sisters still reside in Louisiana and he visits every summer. Burton attended Western Hills High School as a sophomore before transferring to Deer Park for his junior and senior years. Upon arriving at Deer Park, Burton decided to give track a try and the rest is Wildcat history. Burton is the Deer Park school-record holder in the 800. He is also a part of the Wildcats’ 4x800and

State results

The 2010 State Track and Field Championships for all Ohio divisions concluded Saturday, June 5, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. Here’s a look at more state results for the locals:

Division I state

Girls high jump: 5, junior Pam Showman (Ursuline), 504. Girls pole vault: 12, senior Molly Basch (Ursuline), 10-06.

Division II state

Girls high jump: 11, Alyssa Frye (Madeira), 5-00.

Division III state

Girls long jump: 3, Erica Armstead (CCD), 16-10. For a complete list of state qualifiers, visit or 4x400-relays which own Deer Park records. “I’m missing it down (in Baton Rouge) but it’s been a very positive experience getting to meet new people and learn new techniques (running track at Deer Park),” Burton said.


Suburban Life

June 9, 2010

Sports & recreation

Indian Hill track sends 2 to state By Mark Chalifoux

The Indian Hill High School track team had another strong season and capped it by sending a pair of athletes to the Ohio State Division II Track and Field Championships. Junior Natalie Sommerville qualified in the 300meter hurdles and sophomore Elizabeth Heinbach qualified in the 3,200-meter run. Heinbach finished fifth in the state with a time of 11:22.87. “They are hard workers and good kids who are both blessed with some talent, which helps,” Indian Hill track head coach Susan Savage said. “We try to make the best of what the kids are

given.” Both Sommerville and Heinbach qualified for state last year and both won regional championships in their events this year. Heinbach struggled with injury issues for much of the season and didn’t get to compete much until the end of the year. “It was tough but since I still swim that helped me stay in shape when I wasn’t running,” she said. “It helps that I had been to a state meet before because I know what the atmosphere will be like.” Heinbach, who finished fourth in the state cross country meet in the fall, also is a high-level swimmer. She said it can be tough balancing the three but that she

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in the 100 hurdles, the 300 hurdles, and in two relays. Sommerville said the record-breaking relay was the highlight of her season. “That was my first record ever, and it’s awesome having teammates to experience that with,” she said. She said she hopes the relay can qualify for state next year, and she wants to get on the podium for the 300-meter hurdles. Ultimately, she said she loves the challenges of running track. “I loved being challenged when I’m running so that’s why I do it,” she said. “Also, we have a really fun track team and we all get along really well.” On the boys’ side, Jackson Kirk broke a school record in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:26.42. The record was 15 years old and Kirk finished fifth at the regional meet.


Natalie Sommerville, shown here in the CHL championship meet, was one of two state qualifiers for Indian Hill, along with Elizabeth Heinbach. Both qualified for the second straight season. “He barely missed state, but he was pretty excited because that’s an old record,” Savage said. One of the biggest losses to graduation for the girls’ team will be sprinter Aubrey Rogers. She missed the CHL meet due to illness and the girls’ team lost by only a


Indian Hill’s Elizabeth Heinbach competes in the Division III girls’ 3,200-meter run at the state track meet in Columbus Ohio, Saturday, June 5. couple points to Wyoming. When she was back in the lineup the next week at districts, Indian Hill beat Wyoming by 40 points and was the district runner-up behind McNicholas. “It was an awesome season,” Savage said.

CHCA’s Wallace leads Eagles at state meet

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loves doing it all. “It’s really rewarding and definitely worth it,” she said. She said the team atmosphere is her favorite part of running track. Outside of Sommerville and Heinbach, the Braves had some impressive performances in the postseason. Indian Hill had 21 regional qualifiers and the girls 4x400-meter relay broke the school record at the regional meet. The team, composed of Susan Plunkett, Katie Hallahan, Kasey Schumacher and Natalie Sommerville broke the record by finishing with a time of 4:04.17. “It was a very impressive finish for them. They finished sixth and made the podium; it was awesome,” Savage said. Sommerville was the Cincinnati Hills League athlete of the year for the second straight season as she won league titles

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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior Andrew Wallace made the most of his third – and final – appearance at the state meet, finishing fourth in the 800 (1:56.66) to earn a podium spot. “He’s just a tremendous athlete,” CHCA track coach

Julie Dietrich said. “Andrew runs with a lot of heart and a lot of strength. You can’t count him out of any race. He’s a strong competitor.” Wallace, who will run track for Butler University, was a regional champion in the 800 (1:56.28). He also led the 4x400 relay team to the Division III State Track and Field Championships, which were held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University in Columbus June 4-5. The 4x400 team – which included sophomore Isaiah Bell and seniors Javon Campbell and Andrew Perkins – finished 13th in preliminaries (3:27.07). Dietrich said the 4x4 team hoped for a podium spot, but she was more than impressed with the team’s ability to drop times all season. Their time at regionals,

a 3:26.18, was just a few hundredths of a second shy of the school record. Perkins was also a regional-qualifier in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, as was Campbell in the 400. “We’re really going to miss the seniors,” Dietrich said. Also qualifying for state was sophomore Logan Lally in the pole vault (NH). Lally set the school-record in that event at regionals with a 12-8.00. “He has so much potential,” Dietrich said. “We’re really excited to see what he can do over the next two years.” The Eagles finished second in the Miami Valley Conference Scarlet division this season, as sophomore Josh Thiel made it to regionals in the shot put. The girls’ team, mean-

while, finished third at league but is loaded with young talent. The Lady Eagles had just one senior this year, and 11 of their 14 members were underclassmen. Nevertheless, they had numerous regionalqualifiers: freshman Heather Morrison (300 hurdles), sophomore Vicki Lantz (pole vault), junior Sarah Atallah (high jump) and sophomore Emily Walton (800). Morrison and Walton also qualified in the 4x800 and 4x400 relays with freshman Melissa Smith and senior Sara Wilson. “The fact that we qualified so many girls to regionals was an incredibly accomplishment,” Dietrich said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing them develop.”

East-West game set for June 10


The 35th SWOFCA/Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Football Game will be played on Thursday, June 10, at Kings High School. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Rosters will be available at when you click on All-Star

Game. The East won last year's contest 42-35 to even the series at 17-17. Mike Shafer, former Little Miami head coach who was recently named head coach at Madeira, will coach the East squad. He will be

assisted by Andrew Marlatt, Loveland; Geoff Dixon, Sycamore; Scott Jordan, Little Miami; Dan Kelley, Middletown and Ben Osborne, Glen Este. Players on the east-side roster include: Joe Reifenberg, CHCA; Adam Bell, Indian Hill; Matt Lesser, CCD; Ali Kassem, Moeller; David Schneider, Moeller; Robby Adkins, Deer Park; and Eric Rolfes, Madeira. The West head coach will be Brian Butts from Ross High School. He will be assisted by Aaron Fitzstephens, Fairfield; Phill Joseph, Colerain; Chad Murphy, Mt. Healthy; Bret Schnieber, Oak Hills; and Jeff Wadl, Lakota West. Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships to local high school seniors. This year more than $17,000 in scholarships will be awarded at halftime. Four former coaches will be inducted as honorary members of SWOFCA; they are Dennis Ashworth, Glen Este; Kerry Coombs, Colerain; Dick Nocks, Harrison and Gary Sams, Colerain. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any participating player, high school football coach or at the gate.

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What was the best advice your father gave you, and did you follow it? What happened? “When something bad or unfortunate happened in my life as a kid and as an adult – he would say, ‘It will all work out, pray about it and another door will open when one closes.’ Not only did that work but has gotten me through some tough days in my life and with my family. I give the same advise now to others in time of crisis. You may not see the new opportunity on the other side of the door , but it will be there. Pray about it and you will see it!” C.A.P. “Please don’t think that I did not love my father based on my answer to this question. He was a good man, and a hard working man. But there wasn’t a real parental connection between him and me. “Dad was born in Austria Hungary in 1892, and migrated to this country in the early 20th century. He had only a meager primary school education, and thus ended up being a laborer in the steel mills of southern Ohio. He and my mother had 12 children, raising 11 of them to adulthood. Life was so very difficult for both of them, but they persevered, and in my opinion, they did a wonderful job. “My mother was the dominant figure in my childhood, and I was the second youngest of the 12. Dad was 44 when I was born, and although he worked hard all of his life to help support his family, he wasn’t equipped with the intellectual skills to give me advice, per se. “I had the benefit of a good education that he did not, and I accept that. He died in 1968, and he was a good, good man.” B.B. “My best advice from my dad (and my mom) was to save. ‘It isn’t what you make but what you save.’ ‘So when I was making $12 a week at Wolfer’s Forestville Pharmacy, I started buying a Series E bond once a month ... and then I got lucky and obtained an $18 a week position at the bank on Hyde Park Square and started buying a $50 bond a month. “To make this shorter, when my husband and I went to buy our first home my boss said if I could come up with $7,500 they could make me a 4 percent loan. By that time, I’d piled up several $100 bonds (they were only $50 each at buying time). “I raised the $7,500. I worked at that bank for 19 years. And what was my salary in the end? $75 a week.” J.F.

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June 9, 2010

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Visitors to posted these comments to a story about survey results that show Deer Park School District residents support a plan to build a new pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade school building at Amity and renovate the high school to house sixth-grade through high school students: “Why the sense of urgency on this? The time has never been more not right to heap this expense on a community reeling from an historic recession soon to be depression. It would be great to have new air conditioned schools like Loveland, Mariemont, Sycamore, etc ... ; but the reality is the good living wage jobs of this area that built the school district are gone thanks to governmental policies and relationships with corporate America over the last 35 years. So if the government won’t build the new schools as a caveat for destroying the jobs and income of the district just forget about it and stop building up the hopes of the kids and parents. Additionally,just let the actual property owners vote on it and not the influx of Section 8 housing vouchers and tax exempt metropolitan housing dwellers who vote yes on everything that relies on other peoples money. Deer Park schools put out a good product compared to CPS with their new palatial buildings – just not the right time for this expense.” BillyJack452 “The sense of urgency is because these buildings are not up to par, and the board knew this information two to four years ago! Also, the surveys that they did not not agree with the voting that occured at last night’s meeting. Deer Park residents want the schools to remain in Deer Park and Dillonvale Sycamore Township residents do not want any more added to the Holmes building, whether they renovate and add, or tear the whole thing down and build a new school! I hope that the school board realizes people are talking to each other. If they keep it back it Sycamore Township their levy might not come out the way the might like! The traffic is a nightmare now! Keep the Amity site going with a brand new school, even if it does not have as many acres as



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VOICES FROM THE WEB Holmes, it makes the most sense for the district! Build a new school on the Amity site and renovate the high school! There’s my mark on the Park!” myturn45236 “Are you serious? The surveys don’t agree with the meagerly 123 people who voted last night? How many families reside in Deer Park? Estimated 3,000 plus and you base your analysis on the 123 people who showed for one meeting? Wow, you are smart. Who will pay for this $30 million tab? Have the residents of Deer Park completely lost their minds? If the board knew the buildings were not up to par four years ago then why in the world didn’t they propose a levy when the economy was at its highest level? Yet they wait until unemployment is at an all time high and families are losing their homes, people are having their vehicles repossessed to hit them with additional taxes ...Wow, how smart is that?” thinkb4uvote “It’s interesting that with the downturn continuing, builders are looking for ways to force construction, working thru local government to create jobs for themselves. Sweetening the pot with rebated fees or lower construction costs to get the job done now ‘while the prices are low’ vs when it would be better timed for the people who will be paying the bill. I would like to see just once, where they go to a town meeting and have finished plans, a total study of traffic solved, an honest assessment of the real community need (numbers of people who want it and how many students will use it before it’s built, and then ... present it to the community itself first to make a choice. (We are past the the old adage of ‘if they build it we will come!’ Dumb!” loui235 “I find it amusing that no matter where the land is located Sycamore Township vs Deer Park), people would choose about eight acres less of land to put the new school. This means less green space available for playgrounds and less parking options. There will be many more people adding yet two more grades to the elementary. Also, what happens to the

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You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: Howard building? And no answers were given as to what will for sure happen to the unused Amity or Holmes. What happens when the community grows with families due to elderly passing away or moving to nursing homes? And it should be noted that it was said that 83 percent of the people at the meeting were parents of DP students, yet only 44 percent said they would for sure vote for bond issue. That figure is missing in this article!” emw06 “Let’s see the most the school board can put forth on a school bond is $30 million and the bid is $29.7 million? Why is this being forced on the residents? Would it be too much to ask, at least for appearance sake, that the school board from time to time not be in lock step with the school administration over their every wish in an area devasted by the loss of living wage jobs and in general stop being so go along get along? You look like a bunch of bumpkins. Take a look around, does it look like this area can afford a levy of this size? Some of the greatest minds this last century came from schools not unlike what we have now or worse. If a kid wants to learn he or she will learn. A new school building is not the impetus for success. Interaction between the parent(s) and the student are the prime motivator. And that old property values refrain won’t cut it this time; look at falling West Chester home prices in the Lakota School District over the last three years.The well is dry in this area.” BillyJack452 “Without question the Amity site is the best site for a new school. It will be easy to access from any of the surrounding streets. If we are going to spend $30

millon on a new building then it needs to be in the middle of town on a main street, where it can be seen by visitors and people thinking about moving to our area. We don’t need to hide our new $30 million dollar gem in the woods! The Holmes property can be sold to a builder and 30 or more new homes could be added to the school district. Thats 30 more households paying taxes on our new building! A wonderful gem on Galbraith Road. The fifth Amity elementary school in Deer Park history! Dear school board please listen to the majority from the meeting. Don’t forget we see the decisions you make and thats why they hold elections. Don’t make the same mistake that city council did at the end of the ’90s when they forced the fire district on us after the levy failed! Every member that supported it was voted out of office in the next election!” DeerParkatHeart “What? Deer Park can’t even pave the streets, or put any patching blacktop down. I say no new taxes – maybe time to move out!” dpdad “We can’t afford these levies. A community must pay for all of its services as a reasonable proportion of its income. Deer Park property tax levies, school levy and Deer Park income tax equals approximately 10 percent of the average Deer Park homeowner and wage earners net income. Hamilton County property tax adds another 3.2 percent to the tab. A 13.2 percent tax rate by any measure is unreasonable. For this city that’s outrageous. This costs the average Deer Park homeowner $359 a month just in taxes to live here. The Dillonvale resident pays $219 a month using the same school system. What do we get for all this tax? Not much plus disintegrating streets to add to our falling home values and the city says tough luck. A lot of people in Deer Park just simply can’t afford to pay those types of taxes. Unfortunately, the citizens have to find a way to pay the taxes and give up something else to make ends meet. Deer Park should do the same. They shouldn’t be taxing us more to spend more.” ConeyChef

County hazardous waste program open Did you know the average home stores between 60 and 90 pounds of hazardous products? These products include pesticides, fertilizers, automotive fluids, cleaning supplies and other chemicals which, when managed or disposed of improperly, pose a threat to human health and the environment. When used, stored, and disposed properly, these products can make our lives easier. However, improper disposal of these products can injure your waste hauler. Sometimes, these chemicals are illegally dumped or poured down sewers and into waterways. Other residents store the products for years in their basements and garages which can increase the risk of spills or, even worse, acci-

dental poisonings. In light of these facts, the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District continues to offer residents a convenient opportuHolly nity to properly Christmann dispose of the hazardous materiCommunity als stored in their Press guest homes. The free columnist drop-off program is open through October 16. This program is part of Hamilton County’s Home Safe Home program whose goal is to educate residents on the proper use and management of household hazardous products.

This program is part of Hamilton County’s Home Safe Home program whose goal is to educate residents on the proper use and management of household hazardous products. This year, there is a new location for the drop-off. The location and operating hours are: 4879 Spring Grove Ave., Tuesdays 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Acceptable items include: gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, pool chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides,

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Deer Park council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the municipal building, 7777 Blue Ash Road. Phone 794-8860. Web site: Mayor Dave A. Collins; president of council Joe Comer; council members Shawn Gavin, Ron Tolliver, Tony Procter, Mike Allen, Herman Tegenkamp, Jeff Hall and Chris Hedger. Safety/Services Director Michael Berens; Council Clerk Laura Hughes; Treasurer Mary Pat Kettlerer; Auditor John Applegate; Law Director Jeffrey Vollman; Tax Commissioner Ann Poole; Clerks of Courts Judy Roos; Police Chief Michael Schlie, 791-8056; Fire Chief Don Newman, 7912500.

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Park City School District Office, 4131 Matson Ave., Deer Park. Phone: 891-0222. Web site: Deer Park Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Howard Elementary 4131 Matson Ave. Deer Park. Board President, Donna Farrell; Vice President, Tom Griswold; Board members, Terri Morrissey, Lisa Hodge and Steve Smith. Superintendent, Kimberlee Gray; Treasurer, Dan Mpagi and Communications Coordinator Gini Nekamp, 936-5935.


Madeira city council meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the municipal building, 7141 Miami Ave. Phone 561-7228. Web site: Mayor Kenneth Botn; Vice Mayor Rick Brasington; council members John Dobbs,

David Sams, Mike Steuer, Richard Staubach, Timothy Dicke. City Manager Thomas Moeller; Police Chief Frank Maupin, 272-4214; Fire Chief Steven Ashbrock; Clerk Diane Novakov; Treasurer Steven Soper; Law Director Robert Malloy; Public Works Supervisor Ed King, 7929123.

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Madeira City Schools district office, 7465 Loannes Drive. Phone 985-6070. Web site: Madeira City Schools board of education meets at 7 p.m., on the first and third Monday of each month Perin Media Center in Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. Board members: David Templeton, Kam Misleh, Tarek Kamil, Cathy Swami and Pat Shea. Superintendent Stephen Kramer, 924-3880;

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Outside chances for a relaxing summer

Nature is everywhere around you – you just need to know where to look. Whether you want a quiet walk or an educational outing, local nature preserves offer an escape to the great outdoors just minutes from your front door. Here is a sampling of nature preserves and parks in the area:

Sharon Woods

Blue Ash

The Kenwood Gardens is located at the southwest corner of Montgomery and Galbraith roads and offers a botanical garden area featuring a wide variety of plant and garden life. The Sycamore Township Nature Preserve is at the Northeast corner of Fields Ertel & School Roads offers a natural wooded area featuring a wide variety of plant and animal life on its 16 acres

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Glenview Park Passive setting with no facilities.

Sycamore Township

The Blue Ash Nature Park and Amphitheater behind the Blue Ash Recreation Center at 4433 Cooper Road has six picnic shelters, five playgrounds and a nature trail.


Gorman Heritage Farm is a 120-acre working and educational farm, located just minutes from I-75 and I-71 at 10052 Reading Road. The Farm is managed by the Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation. Griffin Family Nature Preserve features a pond and a creek trail. Griffin Pond is stocked with bluegill, bass and other aquatic wildlife, and offers catch and release fishing, . The property is located east off of Wyscarver Road just north of Glendale-Milford Road.


Throughout the village you will find secluded passive parks to just sit, relax and enjoy our historic village. Carruthers Park, at South Lake and Congress, offers benches, beautiful flowers and a scenic overlook to the former “Hannigan Lake.” Floral Park, often called “Big Park” is found in the middle of the historic district on East Fountain and offers a drinking fountain, bench-


People walk at Glenwood Gardens on Springfield Pike. es, towering trees and a beautiful view of our historic district. Little Park, appropriately named because it precedes the big park on Fountain, is located on East Fountain just up from the Village Square and offers a bench and view of the historic district. Village Square Fountain, located in the heart of the Village Square, provides an enchanting stone island with fountain surrounded by specimen flowers, park benches, a brick winding sidewalk and a spectacular view of the historic square, passing locomotives and the historic train Depot Museum. Oak Greenbelts, these

parks, located on the southern edge of Glendale off Oak Road and being mostly primitive in nature, offer a wonderful walk among the woods and deer. Johnny Park, located on Greenwood Avenue, is a five-acre green belt area of mature trees and home of the former police exercise course. A good area to walk and enjoy nature. Wally Park, located between the Village Office and the Fifth Third Bank, provides a secluded retreat from the sun among the flowers and pine trees and has several benches for your enjoyment.


East Loveland Nature Preserve, East Loveland Avenue: This preserve has hiking trails, benches and a bird blind.



The Nelle V. Hosbrook Bird Sanctuary is off Miami Avenue in Madeira.

The Nelle V. Hosbrook Bird Sanctuary off Miami Avenue has a trail and picnic benches.


The Johnson Nature Preserve at 10840 Deerfield Road has a walking trail that allows people to see the reforestation that has taken place since a tornado destroyed more than 90 percent of its mature trees in April 1999.


Trammel Fossil Park is at the end of Tramway Drive, off Hauck Drive off Route 42. The park includes fossils originating from the Ordovician Period, dating more than 440 million years ago. Visitors may keep what they find. Informational signs are on site to educate and aid in the understanding of the time period and the fossils that can be found. Picnic tables, drinking fountains and a hiking trail leading to a hilltop view of Cincinnati is located on Trammel Fossil Park property.


Sharon Woods offers miles of hiking trails to help bring visitors closer to nature.

Symmes Township

Camp Dennison Nature Trail – This 12-acre site, at the corner of Munson and Campbell streets, has a onehalf mile crushed limestone base hiking trail. The trail is perfect for health-conscious residents wishing to exercise in beautiful surroundings. Harper’s Station Greenspace – This five-acre greenspace is currently undeveloped. Future plans for this park include the establishment of a natural walking trail.


North Park is on North Park Avenue. The preserve contains an arboretum and a small green belt area along the Millcreek. Ritchie Preserve is a nature preserve. It can be accessed from Sweetwater Drive or Ritchie Avenue. Stearns Woods is at the corner of Glenway and Oliv-


Volunteer coordinator Madeline Dorger holds a bee hive frame while she and John Cicmanec of Sharonville searches for the Queen Bee at the Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale during a bee spring training for volunteers. er. A historical marker has been placed at the entrance to the Green Areas at this location. Community Gardens is along the Millcreek and North Park. Plots are available for citizens to garden and be viewed by the public. Fifty plots are allocated on a first come basis with a $15 annual fee for each plot. Please call 821-8044 for information about registration and availability. Hike/bike trail was dedicated April 18, 2009. The trail extends from the North Park entrance to the Wyoming Recreation Center.


Sharonville Twig’s branches out

By Kelly McBride


Twig’s new owner Dave Herbert will sell wine, craft beer and cigars when he takes over the daily operations this summer.

A business that has been a staple in downtown Sharonville for years will become new again as new ownership transforms a traditional carry-out into a fullservice shop. Customers can drive through at Twig’s on Reading Road, picking up beer and other beverages. “That place is an institution,” new owner Dave Herbert said of Twig’s, which has been in Sharonville for half a century. Though the system will remain the same, new owners Herbert and Kevin Padgett are taking it up a notch.

They have attained their liquor license and will sell specialty wine and craft beer, along with more typical carry-out beverages. Customers will be able to pick up a cigar, as well, in Twig’s humidor. Traditional beer and other beverages will also be sold at Twig’s. “They are taking an oldfashioned carry-out and making it into a destination,” Sharonville Councilwoman Vicki Hoppe said. Herbert cited the location’s heavy vehicle traffic each day as his reason to buy the business. During the day, about 23,000 cars drive by, Herbert said.

“There is an immense daytime population,” he said. “That’s how the store is utilized now. “But what about the nighttime population?” he said. “They would really appreciated specialty wine and beer. “There’s nothing else like it in the area,” Herbert said. Though Herbert and Padgett will be taking over the store on June 16, it will take another month for them to complete renovations and stock the store. “We’ve got a lot of work to do to get the place the way we’d like it to be, but I’m really excited about that growth opportunity,” Herbert said.

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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive, Suite 100, Gallery. Artwork from variety of media including mixed media, digital film, graphic design, interactive media, culinary arts, fashion marketing, interior design and more. Free. Presented by The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Bring monetary donations only in the form of check, money order or credit card. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Beginner Ballroom Dancing, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Beginning ballroom dancing lessons with Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira.


Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road, Eight wines available for tasting during regular store hours. Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 7949463; Kenwood.


Make and Decorate Your Own Kite, 2 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Ages 6 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 3696001. Symmes Township.


Steve Barone, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Solo guitarist. 5615233. Mariemont. Bone Voyage, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, 7914424; Blue Ash.


Movement for Flexibility, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Movement class to help with keeping joints flexible, lengthening muscles for vitality, increasing blood circulation, mind body coordination and balance. Bring towel. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


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


Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


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


St. John the Evangelist Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road, Bands, games for all ages, rides, food. Free. 791-3238. Deer Park. St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Gertrude Church, 6551 Miami Ave., More than 60 booths and rides. Food, auction, airconditioned gaming hall and entertainment including live bands, magician, clowns and puppet show. Family friendly. Free. Through June 13. 494-1391; Madeira.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Katie Pritchard. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 2479933; Montgomery.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Stagger Lee, 9:30 p.m., Red Rock Tavern, 3159 Montgomery Road, $3. 4444991. Deerfield Township.


BlueStone Ivory, 9:30 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, $5. 774-9697; Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 2


Faculty Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Learn to make two healthy and delicious meals. Ages 14-90. $22. Through June 19. 315-3943; Silverton.


Ecovillages: Sustainable Communities, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Informational sessions, group discussion and hands-on workshops exploring options for ecological living, whether in our current neighborhoods or newly created ecological communities. Ages 18 and up. $65. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland. Red Cross Baby Sitters’ Training Course, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn responsibilities of being a baby sitter, how to prevent accidents from occurring and how to administer rescue breathing. Ages 11 and up. $60. Reservations required. 985-6715; Montgomery.


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

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St. John the Evangelist Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. John the Evangelist Church, Free. Music by the Gamut 7-11 p.m. 7913238. Deer Park. St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 5-11:30 p.m., St. Gertrude Church, Free. 494-1391; Madeira.


Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


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


Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, “Stars of Tomorrow.” Free, donations accepted. 793-3288; 2373636. Montgomery.


Twilight Concert Series, 8-10 p.m., McDaniel Sports Complex, 11797 Solzman Road, Multimedia show with music by Signs of Life Pink Floyd Tribute Band. Concessions available. Picnics and coolers welcome. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. 792-7270; Sycamore Township.


John Fox, 8 p.m.-midnight, InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, Rock and folk music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Requests taken. 7932600. Blue Ash.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


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


Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Family Fishing Center. Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. Surplus Perennial Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Bring plastic bags, markers and labels. $20 four shovelfuls; $6 donation per shovelful. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


The Queen City Invitational Vintage Base Ball Festival returns to the Heritage Village at Sharon Woods Park Saturday, June 12, to show spectators how baseball was originally played, as a gentleman’s sport. The Cincinnati Red Stockings and Buckeyes will host the Queen City Invitational with teams coming from North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. The vintage baseball games will be played according to the 1869 rules. For $2 per person, guests can watch the games or for $5 for adults and $3 for children, guests can watch the games and go on a tour of the Heritage Village Museum’s 11 historic buildings. Tours and games will begin at 10 a.m., the last games are at 2:30 p.m. and the last tour will begin at 3:30 p.m. The location is 11450 Lebanon Pike, Sharonville. Call 513-563-9484 or visit or Pictured are the Red Stockings.


St. John the Evangelist Church is hosting its festival from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12; and from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road, Deer Park. The festival includes bands, games for all ages, rides, food. Admission is free. Call 791-3238 or visit S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 3


St. John the Evangelist Festival, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Roast beef and chicken dinner 4-7 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, Free. 791-3238. Deer Park. St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 3 p.m.-10 p.m., St. Gertrude Church, Free. 494-1391; Madeira.


A Summer Feast: Grailville Sunday Supper, 5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Featuring Grailville-grown food and other seasonal delights. $15, $10 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland. M O N D A Y, J U N E 1 4


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


Exercise for Injury Prevention, 10-11 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Information on proper and safe progressions: delayed onset muscle soreness and the RICE method for treatment options and importance of doing it. Family friendly. $20. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble, 11 a.m., O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Begins with boxed lunch by the Honey Baked Ham Company, followed by shotgun start. Hole prizes, awards ceremony and buffet dinner. $700 foursome, $175 single. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.

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EDUCATION DivorceCare, 7 p.m., Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, Scripturally based support group for men and women going through separation or divorce. Free. 561-4220. Indian Hill. EXERCISE CLASSES

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

HOLIDAY - FATHER’S DAY Dad’s Gift, 3 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Decorate a photo frame and have your photo taken. Ages 6 and up. Free. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Children’s Morning Story Time and Activities, 10:30-11 a.m., Barnes & Noble FieldsErtel, Free. 683-5599. Deerfield Township.


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Learn to reduce risk of falling. Use chairs, tables, music, balls and more to learn simple ways to increase strength, coordination, endurance and balance. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


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


Tai Chi Class, 1-2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 2472100. Symmes Township.


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


Hearing Screenings and Presentation, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Hear USA offers free hearing screenings and information on latest hearing-assistance technology. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 2472100. Symmes Township. Rubber Stamping 101, 4-5 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Beginners stamp and create handmade greetings cards. With Beth of Stampin Up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Blue Ash Tiny Trackers Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through June 18. Ages 4-5. $50. Registration required. Presented by city of Blue Ash. 745-8550. Blue Ash. Laffalot Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through June 18. Stresses fun through a variety of activities including dodgeball, pillo pollo, tag games, soccer, basketball, parachute and more. Ages 6-12. $210 for two weeks; $115 for one week. Registration required five days before camp. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 3132076; Blue Ash. Woodworking Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Daily through June 18. Campers hike and learn basics of identifying wood and uses for different types of wood. Ages 9-12. $175. Registration required, available online. 561-7400; Indian Hill. Camp Primrose, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Primrose School of Symmes, 9175 Governors Way, Daily through June 18. Snacks, lunches, activities and field trips. Each month is themed with activities at museums or fun centers. For Ages 12 and under. Weekly: $235 for one-seven weeks; $220 for eight11 weeks. Registration required and starts March 22. 697-6970; Symmes Township.


Dave Matthews Band will make its annual stop at Riverbend Music Center on Tuesday, June 15, with special guest Robert Earl Keen. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $70 plus service charges. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


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June 9, 2010


Does God’s love always go easy on us?

The scriptures insist that God loves us. The problem is we’re confused about what love is and the ways it can be shown. To us, love is always pleasing, comforting and brings pleasant feelings. In love stories it’s always accompanied by violins, roses and dinners on the town. It’s understandable then, when we hear that God loves us, that we expect to live on Easy Street. Televangelists urge us to turn ourselves over to God. If we do, they imply, God will heal our illnesses, give us twice as much money as we donate, and take the rough times out of our lives. When this doesn’t happen we may think it means God doesn’t hear, doesn’t care, doesn’t love. Cynicism and despair can nest in our minds. Suppose a sculptor promised

only good feelings to a block of marble as he brought forth a beautiful statue from within it. If he did promise that, he could never strike the Father Lou first blow. The could Guntzelman marble legitimately comPerspectives plain that the sculptor was being untrue to his word. Parents have their young son inoculated though he cries. They enroll their daughter in school though she’s homesick. Young children experience times they doubt their parents love because of unpleasant events they don’t understand. At times, good parents seem rough – but it’s for

love’s sake. God does too. Love can be expressed in many ways. It can be playful, sacrificial, giving, formative, romantic, passionate and demanding. Recently we’ve coined the term “tough love.” It expresses unpleasant demands made on the one loved for their greater good – even though making the demands may pain the one making them. Real love is not known only for stroking egos but for forming them. We accept bad-tasting medicine because we trust the love of the one who administers it. Why is it, then, when we look for signs of God’s love, we expect them to only be those things that make us comfortable? An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he

permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion for others; I prayed for a betterpaying job, and instead he gave me appreciation for what I already have.” God’s love doesn’t always come in the language of human logic. In his autobiography, Nikos Kazantzakis tells how as a young man he went to visit a famous monk: He found the old monk in a cave. He writes: “I did not know what to say… Finally I gathered up courage. ‘Do you still wrestle with the devil, Father Makarios?’ I asked him.” “Not any longer, my child. I have grown old now and he has grown old with me. He doesn’t have the strength… I wrestle with God.” “With God!’ I exclaimed in

astonishment. And you hope to win?” “I hope to lose, my child.” Like a child lacking insight, we all wrestle with God at times about what is good for us and what is not. We accuse God of dealing with us uncaringly because he allows us to sometimes be harshly treated by life and seems to do nothing to help us. Understandably, we think we know what’s good for us in our struggles. Sometimes we do. But only Perfect Love knows perfectly. Simone Weil says, “Isn’t the greatest possible disaster, when you are wresting with God, not to be beaten?” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Graduates need to plug their health insurance gap This is the time of year when students are graduating from college and looking for work. They have a lot on their minds and, perhaps because of that, they may not be thinking about one important thing they need to get – health insurance. College students are generally covered under their parent’s health insurance plan, but when they graduate that coverage ends and they must get their own insurance. They can do so under their parents’ COBRA plan, or they can take out their own coverage until they get a job that provides health insurance. Kelly Ives of Ross learned even a short gap in coverage can cause major problems. “I graduated from college last year, in March 2009. After that I was employed, but it took about two months for my insurance to be activated. It’s mandatory

for new h i r e s , anywhere you go, that it t a k e s about 30 to 60 days for insurHoward Ain ance to Hey Howard! kick in,” Ives said. When she got the insurance she sent a copy of a certificate showing she had health insurance under her parents’ plan, but it turns out that wasn’t good enough. “Unfortunately, I got sick in December 2009, and now currently I’m in a battle with the insurance company – and have been for six months,” she said. “They’re refusing to pay because I had a break in coverage for two months.” Ives was hospitalized for five days and ran up thousands of dollars in medical

bills. “It was just a bacterial infection. I had gotten an ear infection and it just kept going on and on. Over time it grew into a bigger infection that had to be treated with antibiotics and steroids in the hospital because it had gotten so bad,” she said. Ives says her bills now total more than $10,000, and the collection letters are hurting her credit rating. “The first couple of bills that came in the insurance paid for,” she said. “Once they realized it was going to be a significant amount of money, they backed off and said, ‘Well, this is not our responsibility.’” This experience shows the importance for graduating students, either high school or college who are going out into the workforce, to get their own health insurance policy without a break in cover-

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You’ll want to piccata this chicken for dinner I had a fun time in Nashville last week presenting before the Herb Society of America. My topic was on culinary herbs of the Bible and, thankfully, everyone enjoyed it. We ate our way through Nashville barbecue restaurants, too. Now I’m addicted to the blend of spices used in Nashville’s special rubs and sauces. If any of you have a favorite southern rub or bar-

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Like Lofthouse Cookies

Reader Annie Hoffman is a fine baker and shared this recipe. All called it “The Best rolled Sugar Cookie.” Anyone who has eaten those Lofthouse cookies that you buy will like having this clone to make at home. I haven’t yet tried it but intend to do so this week. For the readers who request this on an on-going basis. 1

⁄2 cup soft butter ⁄3 cup sugar 11⁄3 eggs **see Annie’s note for measuring 12⁄3 cups all purpose flour 3 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt which have been whisked together. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface 1⁄2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake six to eight minutes, the trick here is not to get them too brown, just until the edges seem to brown slightly. Cool, leave out overnight uncovered and then frost with butter cream, then add sprinkles. Now you cover them if there are any left! Ice as desired. **Annie just beats one egg in a cup and takes a third out of it.

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The real deal. This is a soft icing.

11⁄2 cups butter, softened 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons half & half or milk 1 teaspoon vanilla or other extract Beat butter until creamy,

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June 9, 2010

Suburban Life


55+ Club donates handmade afghans More than 300 handmade afghans and quilted lap robes have been provided to hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers, and individuals since 2004 by the women of the 55+ Club of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. May’s donation of 24 colorful knit and crocheted blankets was sent to Drake Center to be given to new patients. This batch was crafted by Jackie Cutshall of Maineville, Dorothy Plsek of Northside, Lois Watson of Amberley Village, Diane Morand of Mariemont and Jo Wiefering of Milford. To donate yarn or volunteer to make afghans and lap robes, you can call Lois Watson at 891-3180 or Jackie Cutshall st 583-0323. In May, the 55+ Club also delivered 183 cans of donated vegetables to the NorthEast Emergency Distribution Services Pantry


Lois Watson of Amberley Village, Jackie Cutshall of Maineville and Dorothy Plsek of Northside. and two large garbage bags full of empty prescription bottles which are used by Matthew 25: Ministries to distribute drugs in its mission work. The 55+ Club is open to seniors throughout the area and meets at noon the first Tuesday of every month except July. Meetings are

held at Good Shepherd church at 7701 Kenwood Road., Kenwood. Since 1985, this fellowship and service group has grown to as many as 160 people attending monthly luncheon meetings. The group is open to visitors and new members. Reservations are required because meetings

include a catered lunch. The next meeting is June 1 featuring a presentation on the First Ladies of America by Ceci Wiselogel.The fast-paced and fascinating program honors the special ladies who were married to the nation’s presidents. From President Hayes’ wife, Lucy, called “Lemonade Lucy” who forbade liquor in the White House, to Mary Todd Lincoln’s séances, these famous women led fascinating lives. A collection of 14-inch First Lady dolls, many in inaugural attire, will be displayed in a setting replicating the beautiful White House “Red Room.” Deadline for reservations and a $10 check to pay for the luncheon is May 24 to John Van Osdol, 7707 Stonehedge Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242. For information, call the church at 891-7701.


55+ Club member Robert Cutshall of Maineville explains club events to new member Harriet Orkey.

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The Delta Kings Chorus will be presenting their 66th annual show at Deer Park High School on Father’s Day weekend as usual.

Tips to remember when gardening this season

Get vaccinated

• All adults should get a tetanus vaccination every 10 years. Tetanus lives in the soil and enters the body through breaks in the skin. While using sharp tools to dig in the dirt, and handling plants with sharp points, you are particularly prone to tetanus infections during gardening season. • Before you start gardening this season, make sure your tetanus/diphtheria (Td) vaccination is up to date.

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Suburban Life


June 9, 2010

NEWSMAKERS Residents honored

Local residents Morgan Feeney, Ryan Glass and Jeffrey Zhu were honored by the YMCA of G r e a t e r Cincinnati as YMCA Character Award recipients. Zhu All 40 YMCA Character Award honorees were recognized for exemplifying the YMCA’s core character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They give of their time unselfishly to help others while wholeheartedly working to better themselves. They are leaders and role models, setting examples for younger generations. Feeney, 17, is a student at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and lives in Sycamore Township. With two younger sisters who look up to her, Feeney is a great role model to her family and others. She is a member of her school’s National Honor Society, International Club, Yearbook Committee, and is a team leader and board member of Student Organized Service. In addition to her school achievements, Feeney is the captain of her swim team and volunteers her time tutoring international children in afterschool programs. Dedicated to giving back to her local community and abroad, she has recruited

volunteers for an English as a Second Language program, was a crew member and camp counselor at SpringHill Camps, and served on mission trip teams to Appalachia, Mexico, and Couth Africa. Morgan is a hard-working student and positive example to her teachers and peers. Glass, 17, attends Summit Country Day and lives in Blue Ash. An active member of his school, church, and community, Glass’ ambitions are to attend college so that he can become a teacher. As a volunteer and staff member of YMCA Camp Ernst, Glass encourages children to learn new skills, build their confidence, and is a positive role model. His caring heart, honesty and maturity when handling his responsibilities has made a lasting impression on his supervisors. His activities extend from school to the community in a variety of ways. He was captain of his school’s basketball team and helps coach children in a summer basketball camp program. He participates in his school choir, musical theater, volunteers in the Walnut Hills Soup Kitchen, and is enrolled in an independent study at school where mentors and teaches young students. Glass embodies the Y’s core character values every day and inspires others to live them out as well. Zhu, 18, a student at Indian Hill High School lives

in Kenwood. Raised in a family that values education above all, he ranks third in his class and has taken the most rigorous courses available, including 12 AP courses. Zhu is that special person determined to succeed while treating everyone he meets with the utmost kindness and respect. A member of his school’s cross country and swim teams, he also plays the piano, clarinet, and violin; and this year, began singing with the school show choir. Since ninth-grade, Zhu has volunteered at a local hospital every Monday afternoon and also gives of his time to the March of Dimes Walk. He is a member of the academic team, a recycling crew, and leads as the school’s concertmaster. “On any given day there are stories of teens contributing in their own unique and positive way. The YMCA Character Awards were created to celebrate that compassion and leadership that is making a very meaningful impact,” said Rebecca Kelley, YMCA district vice president. For a list of YMCA Character Award recipients, visit

Resident appointed

The National Federation of Republican Women has named Mary Anne Christie of Madeira to its membership committee. This is a standing committee of the organization, and is chaired by Tonya Stiehl of

Louisiana. Kay Butchko of Nevada is the vice chair. Christie will serve two years as a member of the committee. The committee plans and develops programs to assist women’s groups throughout the United States to retain and expand their memberships. “This is an exciting time in the political world with the availability of new technology that we must adapt,” Christie said. “I am working with Jac Thompson of California to create structures for states to form virtual clubs. Virtual clubs allow younger members to go their computers to be a part of Republican Party. We are also developing social networking skills to assist clubs on how to use the new technology to expand their organization through the use of Twitter, Facebook and blogs.” The next NFRW Board meeting will be Sept. 8-11 in Charleston, S.C. Christie has served as president of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women; president of the Hamilton County Republican Women Club, and presently serves on the Republican State Central and Executive Committee and the Hamilton County Republican Party Executive Committee. She was the former Mayor of the City of Madeira. Christie has been an alternate delegate to three Republican National Conventions. She holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Cincinnati and is a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha – National Political Science Honor Society.

A dance to celebrate


Staff member Marge Selm dances with Mary Weber in the adult day services room during a Cinco de Mayo celebration following a recent ceremony celebrating the renovation of the Jewish Vocational Services.

Cincinnati North Social Security office relocates The Cincinnati North office of the Social Security moved to a new location May 24. The new office address is 10205 Reading Road, Evendale, about five miles

of the old office location. Social Security has five other offices in the metro Cincinnati area including Cincinnati Downtown, Batavia, Hamilton, Middletown and Florence, Ky.

Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular opens Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular, an all-new light show at Kings Island, is now open and runs daily through Labor Day. The display will begin at sunset and remain open until park closing time. Custom-designed for Kings Island by Emmyaward-winning RWS and Associates in New York, Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular is a million-dollar investment.

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Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is offering its third 13week session of “DivorceCare� beginning May 11. A scripturallybased support group, DivorceCare is for men and women who are going through separation or divorce. Meetings are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. They are free and open to all. Meetings run through Aug. 3. For more information and registration, visit or call 561-4220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

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Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. The dates are: July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist

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

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

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Dante Ulmer, 24, 2525 Victory Parkway, drug abuse at 5300 Kennedy Ave., May 21. Denise Hanley, 42, 5479 Glengate Lane, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, May 12. Joseph Wolf, 29, 4138 Sherel, criminal trespassing at 3340 Highland Ave., May 16. Bobby Bell, 28, 708 Ervin, drug possession, drug abuse instruments at 3240 Highland Ave., May 17. Gregory Combs, 41, 7470 Cordova

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Road, drug possession at 3240 Highland Ave., May 17. Bryan Turner, 27, 410 Fairfield Ave., drug possession, drug abuse instruments at 3240 Highland Ave., May 17.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at 6925 Windward St., May 15.

Domestic violence

Male reported at Ridge Road, May 17.


Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 5612 View Pointe Drive, May 20. Basketball hoop valued at $125 removed at 5417 Ehrling Road, May 19.

Reported at 4128 Hoffman Ave., May 31.

Disorderly conduct

Reported at 7777 Blue Ash Road, May 28.


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CD player, etc. taken from vehicle; $230 at 7348 Miami Ave., May 20.

Raven Hammons, 19, 4339 Conant, domestic violence at 8155 Montgomery Road, May 18. Juvenile female, 13, theft at 7875 U.S. 22, May 15. John McDaniel, 18, 2335 Alexandria Park, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, May 17.

Receiving stolen property

Account opened without permission, 4285 Webster Ave., May 26.



Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Office entered at 4750 E. Galbraith Road, May 16.


4223 Walton Creek Road: K.M.J. Management Co. Ltd. to Miami Savings Bank; $14,000. 4235 Walton Creek Road: K.M.J. Management Co. Ltd. to Miami Savings Bank; $14,000. 4249 Walton Creek Road: K.M.J. Management Co. Ltd. to Miami Savings Bank; $14,000. 5580 Windridge View: Tuke Virginia R. to Hoffheimer Jon Tr; $175,000. 6849 Roe St.: Taylor Gertraud A. to Devore Joshua @3; $82,000.


8309 Beech Ave.: Ferguson Aaron K. & Kim Rodkey to Rodkey Kim; $53,765.


5620 Oakvista Drive: Gilligan J. Joseph & Darlene B. to Aumann Jeremy; $200,000. 6669 Apache Circle: Fisher Joyce A. to Doland Nicholas; $212,500. 7609 Miami Ave.: Home Restart Llc to Robertson Eric K.; $274,000. 7609 Miami Ave.: Home Restart Llc to Robertson Eric K.; $274,000.

Free exercise classes

The fitness center at Madeira Health Care Center will offer a new exercise fundamental class for older adults who are in need of toning and stretching. The class will be held at the center, 6940 Stiegler Lane, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays beginning June 23.


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


Residence entered and $800 TV removed at 8023 Merrymaker, May 19. Residence entered and jewelry valued at $2,875 removed at 11970 Fifth Ave., May 20.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Valerie Court, May 17.


Cigarettes valued at $49 removed at 8051 Montgomery Road, May 16. Skin care products valued at $216 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 15.

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3783 Broadlawn Circle: Milostan Shirley R. & Frank F. to Farmer Bethany A.; $130,000.


12168 Second Ave.: Bowling Kevin L. & Shalamar to Ameriana Bank S.B.; $15,000. 4234 Myrtle Ave.: Kennedy Donald to Deutsche Bank National; $56,000. 5780 Kugler Mill Road: Coronado Gabriela C. Tr & Sergio H. Tr to Xu Han; $460,000. 7293 Chetbert Drive: Strickland Andrew L. & G. Christine to Taylor Matthew A.; $132,000. 7363 Kemper Road: Parkway Properties Ltd. to G. Technologies Realty

LLC; $350,000. 7363 Kemper Road: Parkway Properties Ltd. to G. Technologies Realty LLC; $350,000. 7647 Montgomery Road: Orourke Lisa M. to Singh Rupinder K.; $96,000. 7747 Spirea Drive: Murray Patrick to Bien Patricia S.; $163,000. 8173 Kemper Road: Alsip Joyce M. to Temple Kevin C.; $121,000. 8313 Lake Ave.: Booher Courtney S. to King Richard M.; $136,000. 8485 Myrtlewood Ave.: Jain Gagan & Sakshi Gupta to Johnson Anitra J.; $145,000. 11941 Third Ave.: Allen Jennifer C. to Federal National Mortgage; $46,000. 11941 Third Ave.: Allen Jennifer C. to


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Vehicle entered and rims valued at $600 removed at 8538 Myrtlewood Ave., May 17. Bank cards of unknown value removed at 8133 U.S. 22, May 15. Skate boards valued at $130 removed at 101935 Brookgren, May 18. Desk valued at $375 removed at 11541 Goldcoast Drive, May 18. Copper wiring valued at $1,750 removed at 10793 U.S. 22, May 18.

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Reported at 4128 Hoffman Ave., May 31.

At Dawson Road, May 15.

Bernice Gunter-Wong

Bernice (nee Taylor) Gunter-Wong, 85, of Dillonvale died May 11. Survived by children, Shirley Ann Scott, Phillip Jr., Beatrice B. Moore and Gary W. Wong; stepdaughter, Frances Goldberg; and many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husbands, Phillip Wong and Grover Gunter; sisters, Beatrice Bullings and Ethel Witt;

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Federal National Mortgage; $46,000. 11972 Stillwind Drive: Teunissen Tony & Kathe Fesevur to Goforth Michael &; $165,500. 12001 Wesken Lane: Moorman Evelyn to Houck Benjamin C.; $182,000. 4234 Myrtle Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co.Tr to Meiners Diane S.; $40,200. 4688 Duneden Ave.: Aram Behzad & Nahid to Huff Christopher N.; $141,000. 7249 Hosbrook Road: Mcknight Lee Jr. & Rebecca to Riley Carley L.; $228,000. 7287 Chetbert Drive: Schoettker Richard A. & Mary M. to Tc Rogers Homes Inc.; $73,500. 8779 Wicklow Ave.: Mccalla Daniel L. @6 to Kluesener Jessica B.; $138,700.

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June 9, 2010


A muggy morning calls for a cold treat as Holmes Elementary students line up for Kona Ice sno cones at the Deer Park Schools walk-a-thon.

School Walk-a-Thon helps athletic fields Students got out of class to walk or run a few laps around the track at Deer Park Junior/Senior High School, but the real treat was sno cones provided by a Kona Ice truck. Deer Park students from Holmes Elementary, Amity Elementary and Deer Park Junior/High School raised money for the outdoor athletic facilities during the Walk-aThon on May 14. Deer Park School Board Member Tom Griswold said the students raised around $4,000 and top fundraisers were awarded prizes like steak hoagies from Italianette Pizza, homework passes and were entered into drawings for gift cards from Kenwood Towne Center. Brenda Livingston’s afternoon kindergarten class at Holmes raised $320 altogether. Griswold said any class that raised more than $200 got the difference back to use for their classroom. ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

Holmes Elementary students walk and talk around during the Deer Park Schools walk-a-thon May 14 at the high school track.

Kindergarteners Cash Allen, left, and Alex Hughes walk the track after raising money for the Deer Park Schools walk-a-thon.



Holmes Elementary first-grader Jenna Bennett and second-grader Zoey Boyle were still smiling after a few laps around the track during the Deer Park Schools walk-a-thon at the high school.


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