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Deer Park might make changes to driving law By Leah Fightmaster

Deer Park city council is reconsidering the city’s driving under a suspended license ordinance. Currently, when a driver is cited in Deer Park for driving with suspended license, he or she has to appear in court downtown. Safety-Service Director Mike Berens said city council is considering a simplification, which would change it from a first-degree misdemeanor to a non-specific misdemeanor. Instead of traveling downtown to the Hamilton Co. courthouse, the case can be heard in Deer Park’s mayor’s court, he added. Berens said some reasons for the changes are that the city would like to be able to handle those cases locally. Travel expenses and overtime costs for police officers involved in the case would decrease, and it would be easier for residents cited to handle the case within Deer Park. Potential sentences for those cited are likely to not change, Berens said. He added that cases for repeat offenders would still be heard downtown. Want more updates for Deer Park? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

Sycamore Twp. appoints trustees to JEDZ board By Leah Fightmaster

The process to set up Sycamore Township’s joint economic development zones in Kenwood is moving along. The Board of Trustees appointed three members to the township’s JEDZ board at its meeting June 6. The three trustees — Tom Weidman, Cliff Bishop and Denny Connor — were approved as the three representatives. The JEDZ board, which is made up of three members from Sycamore, Madeira and Amberley Village, have various tasks that mostly involve monitoring collections of the taxes and maintain efficient operations. Collections for the JEDZ, which is an additional earnings tax added to the employees working within the zones, will begin Oct. 1 by Amberley Village and Madeira. Township Administrator Bruce Raabe said that a significant amount collected likely won’t be seen until the beginning of 2014. Amberley Village’s board is comprised of two councilmen, Tom Muething and Bill Doering, and Village Manager Scot Lahrmer. Madeira’s board members are councilmen Ken Born and Rick Staubach, as well as City Manager Tom Moeller. Raabe said each board from the three areas will likely meet sometime this month. Want more updates for Sycamore Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

Bob and Mary Williamson of Madeira have been married for 59 years, and have been volunteering for Meals on Wheels for six years ADAM BIRKAN/THE COMMUNTIY PRESS

Madeira couple honored for their ‘giving hearts’ Duo’s diverse volunteer efforts earn them an award, but ‘they would rather speak of others’

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Mary Williamson and her husband, Robert, have delivered Meals on Wheels to senior citizens every week for six years. Even though they are in their 80s, the Madeira couple delivers rain or shine, and they deliver despite Mary’s battle with cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. “I enjoy volunteering very much,” Bob said. “You can see that people are so happy.” Their kindness has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Aging, which honored them and four other state couples with its 2013 Joined Hearts in Giving award last week in Columbus. The award honors couples who have been married at least 40 years and share a commitment to their community through volunteer service. The Williamsons will celebrate their 59th anniversary June 26. Mary, 84, and Bob, 82, are humbled by the recognition. “I don’t think we are worth all the attention,” Bob said. They would rather speak of others they volunteer with at the Sycamore Senior Center in Blue Ash.



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ABOUT JOINED HEARTS The Joined Hearts in Giving Award was established in 1999 by Hope Taft, then Ohio’s first lady, and has honored 340 Ohio couples since its inception. To be nominated: » Couples must be married for at least 40 years with one spouse at least 60 years of age. » Each spouse must be actively involved in community service. » The couple must reside in Ohio. » Nominees must consent to their nomination. » Up to three couples may be selected from each of 12 geographic regions in Ohio. Region I consists of Hamilton, Clermont, Butler, Warren and Clinton counties. » To nominate a couple, visit

Cynthia Holloway, who nominated the couple for the award, is director of volunteer services at the center. She said the Williamsons care about more than delivering meals. “He is very concerned about his clients,” she said. Bob will often ask clients if they need help with anything around the house while he is there. Dorothea Koerner of Sycamore Township said Bob once volunteered to carry her vacuum cleaner up her stairs. Bob does the driving and usually carries meals into the homes while Mary waits in the car. Mary, though, maintains the important job of navi-

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gator. “He’d be lost without me,” she said. The couple exercises five days a week at the center. They walk the treadmill and ride bikes. After his workout, Holloway said Bob always asks her if she needs extra help. Bob might be the only person a client sees that day, she said. Before they became involved with Meals on Wheels, the Williamsons gave back to their communities in other ways. Mary volunteered at their church, St. Gertrude, and their five children’s schools. See HEARTS, Page A2

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Madeira to team with other districts for lower property insurance costs By Leah Fightmaster

In a move that could save the district money, Madeira’s school board has agreed to join with other school districts to shop for the best property insurance rate. The board passed a resolution at its meeting June 10 agreeing to join a consortium potentially made up of seven other school districts and the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, intending to get a better property insurance rate if they combine. The district has insurance through WRM Insurance, which it switched to this year, and pays about $47,000 a year, Superintendent Steve Kramer said. Madeira is

hoping to do better than this with the consortium. Other potential members of the consortium are the HCESC, Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools, Lakota Local Schools, Mariemont City Schools, Mason City Schools, Norwood City Schools, Oak Hills Local Schools and Winton Woods City Schools. For the consortium to form, all or most of these districts have to pass a resolution committing to join by June 30. If too many districts or a large district refrain from joining, the rest could be better off going their own ways. If the consortium doesn’t form, it might arise again next year. In that case, Madeira itself is covered until

February 2014. No insurance company or rate will be selected until all the districts have decided whether they will join, Kramer said. This isn’t the first time Madeira has worked with other districts to get better insurance rates. The district gets its health insurance for employees from a provider at a rate that was offered to that consortium, Kramer said. He added that he doesn’t think there’s much risk for Madeira to work with the other districts to shop around for better prices. “I see little, if any, risk at all,” Kramer said. “I can only see it better or the same coverage at a lower rate. I don’t see a risk.”

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Dan Williamson, 42, of California, Ky., the couple’s youngest, remembers his mom volunteering on field trips and said his classmates all liked her. He tries to keep and instill in his children the values his parents taught him. “I’m just really proud of them,” he said. Bob, a former Cub Scout leader and Navy Reservist, has taken on leadership positions at the American Legion. “You’ve gotta keep moving,” Bob said. “If we don’t, we’re laying on the couch – and we hate television.” Family and friends have visited the couple during Mary’s illness. The Williamsons said it is important to keep your family close. “They share a wonderful relationship,” Holloway said. “They are such a beautiful couple together.”

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Brookside Swim Club, 4400 Sycamore Road, is hosting youth pool parties every Wednesday throughout the summer for kids in grades five through eight starting. Time is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Enjoy open swim, music, games, snack bar and more. Call 8919832.

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or to baby sit? Enriching Kidz in conjunction with Life Skills Education will be holding their Kidz Home Alone and Better Baby Sitter classes at Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Road. Kidz Home Alone is noon to 2 p.m. June 18 and June 20; Better Baby Sitters classes are noon to 4:30 p.m. June 25 and June 27. Students will need to attend both days within that week to complete the class. Each BBS student will receive a certificate after completion. Enriching Kidz newest class, “Empowering Girls with Confidence,” will take place over a three-

day period, July 17, 18, 19, from noon to 2 p.m. These classes are appropriate for kids entering the fourththrough sixth-grades next fall. Better Baby Sitters classes start with kids entering the fifth-grade. Older kids are also welcome to attend. Classes fill fast. Enriching Kidz will conduct a private class for at least eight kids. with the child of the host family attending free. There is also a live online Kidz Home Alone class. Other classes and dates are available. Go to or call 513-336-9993 for more information. Please do not call the church.

Lean about superheroes, how authors and illustrators protect their work, and create a superhero at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., or 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Deer Park Branch, 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Find news and information from your community on the Web Call 369-6028 for Columbia Township • Madeira, or 369-4450 Deer Park • for Deer Park. Dillonvale •


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Madeira City Council approves special counsel JEDZ APPOINTMENTS

By Jason Hoffman

Madeira Council appointed members to sit on the board of trustees for the east and central Joint Economic Development Zones with Sycamore Township.

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City Council has voted to allow Tom Moeller, city manager, to contract lawyer Terry Donnellon as special counsel for the city’s upcoming litigation defense. “Terry is an attorney who has represented us previously in a couple of other cases,” Moeller said. “He is also the law director for the city of Montgomery – he knows municipal law very well – and he will represent us very well in this situation.” Resident Jim Horwitz filed a law suit May 31 alleging city council improperly used executive session to negotiate a real estate deal with developer Tom Powers to build a Paxton’s Grill on Miami Avenue. Horwitz said he isn’t opposed to a Paxton’s Grill in Madeira nor any development in the downtown historic district, but wants council to discuss the deal openly to make the best possible decision for the city’s future. At the center of the complaint is that council, according to its approved minutes, did not specify a reason for executive session Feb. 11, therefore violating its responsibilities in the Open Meetings Act in the Ohio Revised Code. A review of the official recording of the meeting revealed that council did move into executive session for the purpose of discussing real estate acquisition and sales – a motion made by Melisa Adrien, council member, and seconded by Vice Mayor Tim Dicke – but was not recorded accurately on the minutes approved at the Feb. 25 meeting. Horwitz did not attend the Wednesday meeting. Madeira resident and community activist Doug Oppenheimer, along with at least four other residents, is circulating a petition seeking to alter the city’s charter seeking to ensure the Hosbrook and Muchmore houses as well

City Manager Tom Moeller, along with council members Ken Born and Rick Staubach were unanimously appointed to the board. Born, who also chairs the council’s administration and personnel subcommitte, recommended at least one council member be on the board as well as Moeller because of the coordination and administrative oversight needed.

Madeira officials, from left: Tom Moeller, city manager, Rick Brasington, Mayor, and Robert Malloy, law director, discussed the city hiring special counsel to deal with a law suit the city is facing from resident Jim Horwitz. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

STICH WILL HEAR CASE A judge has been assigned to the law suit Madeira resident Jim Horwitz filed against Madeira City Council for allegedly violating executive session among other allegations. Hamilton County Judge Carl J. Stich Jr. will preside over the case. Stich was appointed to the court in March by Gov. John Kasich and worked previously as an attorney. “Attorneys met with the judge on Monday to review,” said Curt Hartman, Horwitz’s attorney, in an email. “Based upon the city's representation that there was nothing relating to potential sale/transfer happening in the immediate future, we collectively determined there was no need for the hearing on a preliminary injunction at this stage.” Madeira is being represented by Terry Donnellon because a potential conflict of interest with Robert Malloy, the city’s law director. Donnellon is the law director for Montgomery and has worked with Madeira in the past. There will be no hearings scheduled until Donnellon files a response with the court, he said. Horwitz is seeking to stop the sale of the Muchmore and Hosbrook homes on Miami Avenue to a development group led by Tom Powers seeking to put a Paxton’s Grill in Madeira.

as the railroad depot remain in place. “These three important and historic properties are to be preserved, protected and left standing on the same ground that the structures were built upon,” the amend-

essary signatures for a ballot initiative by the end of July to ensure a vote in November. No date has been set for the first hearing.

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“My initial feeling is that Tom Moeller should be on there,” Born said. “And I also believe that Rick Staubach will serve that capacity due to his years on council and his time on budget and finance.” Appointments to the JEDZ board of trustees begin in November and last for two years.

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Special tax zones in, levy out? By Jeanne Houck


Indian Hill High School mock trial team members Aaron Hall, left, Julia Horst, Laurin Schwab and Reagan Wilkins are preparing for regional competition. The team recently placed first in the district competition. Since 2003, the team has had six victories in district competition. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Indian Hill students mock the judicial system By Forrest Sellers

The Indian Hill High School mock trial team had a successful day in court. They placed first in district competition. This is the team’s sixth district championship since 2003, and according to Stephen Reger, instructor and head coach, a major accomplishment. It is the most district championships in that time frame in the state, he said. The team, which is designated as “The Red Team,” will now proceed to regional and state competitions. The team won last year’s state championship.

“I like to argue,” joked team captain Aaron Hall, a senior and resident of Kenwood, about his involvement with the mock trial team. Each team is given an opportunity to play both the role of prosecution and defense. This particular case involves a a 15-year-old teen’s confession of arson and whether police coerced the confession, said team captain Reagan Wilkins, a senior from Indian Hill. “I just like the challenge of it,” said Wilkins about her participation in mock trial competition. Students on the team also play the role of witnesses. Senior Julia Horst, of

Kenwood, won a best witness award in state competition last year. “It gives me a reason to explore an area I wouldn’t necessarily pursue on my own,” said Horst about the different topics the cases involve. Senior Laurin Schwab, of Indian Hill, said she is continuing a tradition with her involvement on the team. Both her brother and sister have been on previous mock trial teams at the school. “We call it the ‘Schwab dynasty,’” she said. Schwab, who is also a team captain, said she enjoys the thrill of competition. “It’s definitely great to have such an experience,” she said.

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Trustees have sidelined a proposal to put a tax hike on the November ballot. They’ve decided to concentrate — at least for now – on an economic-development initiative that would not raise residents’ property taxes. The Columbia Township Board of Trustees voted June 11 to table a resolution to proceed with an operating levy, which would have been the first tax hike for operations that the township had ever asked residents to approve. Instead, trustees hope to ask voters Nov. 5 to approve between one and three joint economic-development zones in the township that would allow the township to collect earnings taxes from people who work and businesses that operate in the special business zones, said Columbia Township Administrator Mike Lemon. To get a joint economic-development initiative on the November ballot, Lemon said, the township must get the required paperwork to the Hamilton County Board of Elections by Aug. 5. First the township must find a municipality or municipalities willing to partner with it in the joint economic-development zones. Columbia Township had hoped to interest Mariemont in such a partnership, but Mariemont officials have shown little interest. “Mariemont does not appear to want to partner in a (joint economic-



development zone) with us,” Lemon said. Mariemont Mayor Dan Policastro has said partnering with Columbia Township would cost the village because it likely would need to hire a new employee, upgrade computer equipment and find the space to administer the program. But Mariemont Councilman Cortney Scheeser said, “I think that working with another community is a great idea … and I hope we can figure out a way to partner.” Lemon said Columbia Township is negotiating with other cities and villages to form joint economic-development zones, which townships can create with adjoining municipalities and with municipalities once removed. Lemon would not identify the municipalities the township has contacted – or say where in Columbia Township the zones could operate. But, “We have 13 potential partners,” Lemon said. “We are looking at which one or ones would be the best partner.” Faced with cuts in state revenue, a drop in county taxes resulting from property valuations adjusted downward and a decrease in interest banks are paying on accounts, Colum-


bia Township had considered asking voters to approve an operating levy. “This will likely not appear on the ballot this year,” Lemon said. “We are going to focus on the (joint economicdevelopment zone) instead. “We prefer the (joint economic-development zone) because it is more flexible and warranted than a straight operating levy,” Lemon said. For example, Sycamore Township voters in May approved three joint economic-development zones in Kenwood, where Madeira and Amberley Village will collect a new 0.75-percent earnings tax for Sycamore Township from people who work and businesses that operate in the zones – taxes townships are not allowed to assess. Madeira and Amberley will keep 10 percent of the proceeds collected, after costs. Lemon said the amount of money produced by joint economicdevelopment zones in Columbia Township would depend on the number of zones, partners chosen and size of the tax. Asked whether the township might put an operating levy on the ballot sometime next year if its efforts to create joint economic-development zones are unsuccessful, Lemon said yes. “But we expect to find support for the (joint economic-development zones),” Lemon said. Community Press reporter Lisa Wakeland contributed to this report.


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MND ‘Spirit of St. Julie’ Awards The Mount Notre Dame Alumnae Association recognized five honorees for the inaugural “Spirit of St. Julie” Awards for their service and contributions to the school. The awards are named after St. Julie Billiart, foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the religious order that established MND in Cincinnati in 1860. Award recipients were: » Kathleen Conway Bell (Amberley Village), Honorary Alumna Award – recognizing a nonalumna whose past, present and potential impact on MND qualifies her for alumna status. As a longtime member of the MND Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Committee, Bell has dedicated endless hours to the school. Her work on the Finance Committee took a tremendous amount of effort and engagement to help set the strategic direction and put the

board on the right path for decision making. » Amber Burley (MND ’00 – Forest Park), Distinguished Alumna Award – recognizing a recent graduate who demonstrates excellence in her professional field and community service that embodies the values, spirit and pride of MND. Burley cofounded a memorial scholarship to MND in honor of a classmate who passed away suddenly. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who exemplifies Christian service to others and is involved in extracurricular activities. » Roselyn Ellis Lindeman (MND ’64 – Reading), Community Impact Award – recognizing an exceptional woman who develops her unique capabilities to live, lead and serve in an everchanging global society. Lindeman started the Parish Health Ministry, which combines spiritual and physical needs to min-

The first five winners of the Mount Notre Dame Alumnae Association's Spirit of St. Julie Awards, from left: Kathy Kissell McQueen (Morrow), Roselyn Ellis Lindeman (Reading), Kathleen Conway Bell (Amberley Village), Amber Burley (Forest Park) and Wayne Peppercorn (Batavia). THANKS TO JIM KAPP

ister to the whole person, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. She has brought the program to other parishes and in 2012 more than 1,600 individuals were reached. » Kathy Kissel McQueen (MND ’81 – Morrow), Sunflower Award – based on a quote from

St. Julie Billiart, this recognizes an alumna of MND who follows God through her everyday actions and turns toward Him. McQueen serves on the MND Board of Trustees and financially sponsors a student at MND, allowing the student to

continue her education and enrich her life from the MND experience. » Wayne Peppercorn (Batavia), Faculty Hall of Fame – this recognizes a past faculty member for service to the school, integrating Catholic identity into instruction and dedication to students. Peppercorn was a physics teacher at MND for 10 years beginning in 2002, and was known for being an encouraging and helpful instructor as well as an outstanding role model. Though he retired in 2012, he still comes to MND to provide tutoring support for students. “These five individuals have had a distinct impact on our school and our students, and are fine examples of why the MND Community is so strong,” said Larry Mock, head of school for MND. “We appreciate the many blessings they bring in helping us all – students, faculty and staff – reach our full potential.”

New weather station a boon to students By Forrest Sellers

Ursuline senior Grace Ries, Jacob Logeman of Indian Hill High School and contest judge Greg Ullman, senior project manager of Prestige AV & Creative Services, at the Golden Lion Film Festival. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Ursuline hosts Golden Lion Awards Film Festival Ursuline Academy hosted the Fourth Annual Golden Lion Awards Film Festival April12 in the school’s Besl Theatre. The event brought students from 10 regional schools, and 84 films were pre-judged in categories from comedies and documentaries to news reports and music videos. The main event sponsor was Kroger;othersponsorswereUrsuline Academy, Taylor High School, Mariemont High School, Mason High School, Indian Hill High School, St. Ursula Academy and INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati. Thirteen judges from local news stations, universities, and video companies participated. Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film in Nashville, Tenn. offered scholarships to the top four awards as follows:i » Critic’s Choice – Best of Show: Jacob Logeman of Indian Hill High School for “Stranded – MC Edition.” He received a $10,000 scholarship, payable over four years. » Best Cinematography: Ryan Salamone and Joey Campisano of Taylor High School for “Prescription Drug Abuse.” Principal cinematographer received an $8,000 scholarship, payable over four years. » Best Screenplay: Zoe

Cheng and Sophie Leung-Wolf of Walnut Hills High School for “Contrition.” Principal writer received an $8,000 scholarship, payable over four years. » Most Inspirational: Bryan Hatcher, India Ballew, Maya George, LaRenda Nelms, Wilson Harris, Margan Harris, Aaryn Barnes, Chez’ Gray from Hughes High School. Principal director received an $8,000 scholarship, payable over four years. Ursuline electronic and digital media teacher Ann Brinkmann gives special recognition to Neal Ryan of Taylor High School for co-directing the festival, creating the festival website and handling all video submissions, and to David Valentine of Mariemont High School for coordinating with all the judges. “It is amazing the talent and creativity among students in the Greater Cincinnati area,” Ryan said. “These students are led by top educators that allow them to grow in multi-dimensional ways through their various video classes. The Golden Lion Film Festival provides a real world opportunity to connect students with judges from the work force who offer valuable feedback. This connection between pro-

fessionals and students allows the learning process to transcend the classroom.” Contest judge, UA alumna and Local 12 news anchor Tiffany Wilson ‘03 said, “Ursuline students went over and above to create a true red carpet experience for the Golden Lions Awards. The evening was a wonderful showcase of the best of the best of student cinematography in the Tristate. I was blown away by the creativity, skill and professionalism demonstrated in some of the films. Kudos to all who were involved!” Another judge, Sara Drabik of Northern Kentucky University, said “It was amazing to see so much budding talent represented on the screen and in person at the festival. It was an honor to be a judge, and I can’t wait to see what these young filmmakers create next!” Ursuline senior and one of the event emcees, Grace Ries of Liberty Township, concurred. “The event was a great opportunity for students to showcase their films and meet other likeminded, creative people in their area. The amount of talent among local schools alone is unbelievable, and should make for another competitive round of submissions next year,” she said.

Some Indian Hill High School science students have gone beyond just talking about the weather. They are immersing themselves in it. The school recently received an actual weather station which was installed on a pavilion on school grounds. Advanced Placement environmental science teacher Steve Meyers has begun using the station in his class. “(It) provides us with detailed local weather information that the students can use to compare and contrast weather components,” he said. The station provides a myriad of data on weather conditions ranging from barometric pressure and precipitation levels to humidity and wind speed. “It’s a good tool to learn about the different climates and weather,” said junior Lydia Grote, of Kenwood. Grote said the students have been involved in a lab interpreting weather data. She said the school’s weather station is used in conjunc-

tion with other resources such as stream gauges and solar panels that are operated by other groups. With all of this information the students can get a broad overview of weather conditions not only locally but nationally. Junior Connor Klinedinst, of Indian Hill, said the class was able to closely study barometric pressures connected to Hurricane Sandy in October. Klinedinst’s mother, Lori Klinedinst, was involved in helping obtain funds for the weather station through the Indian Hill Public Schools Foundation. Lori Klinedinst is executive director of the foundation. The weather station cost about $1,600. Meyers said he hopes the students use the station for individual study. “They can delve into (weather) on a daily basis above and beyond the class,” he said. Connor Klinedinst said she already enjoys the opportunities provided by access to the station. “It makes me feel like a meteorologist,” she said. Indian Hill High School juniors Connor Klinedinst, left, and Lydia Grote study data provided by the school's new weather station. The station is being used by students in the advanced placement environmental science class. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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

Freshmen First honors – Madeline Hopple, Maria Racadio and Caroline Spurr. Second honors – Elinor Floyd, Kaitlyn Gray, Hannah Redden and Abby Roehr.

Sophomores First honors – Katherine Barker, Catherine Hidy and Florence Shanley.

Second honors – Anna Leibel

Juniors First honors – Monica Glaescher, Madeline Huster, Margaret McIlvenna and Madeleine Pescovitz. Second honors – Lindsay Tatman and Madeline Upham.

Seniors First honors – Elizabeth Nawalaniec, Kristen Ney, Ellen Upham and Margaret Winstel. Second honors – Lauren Autry and Anna Hellman.


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Clare Gordon, of Madeira, pitches against Clermont Northeastern, during the Division III sectional final, in Milford May 20. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Moeller senior Tony Pisciotta sets the ball for a teammate as the Crusaders traveled to face the St. Xavier Bombers. Moeller would make it to the state semifinals before bowing out to Hilliard Darby. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

John Muenz of Madeira hits a serves during the first set of his first round match of the GCTCA Coaches Classic April 25. Muenz made CHL second team and coaches Arnie and Lynda Maslow were co-league Coaches of the Year with Mariemont’s Lane Merten. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

SPRING SPORTS SHOTS The high school season for spring sports recently ended for schools in the Suburban Life coverage area. These photos represent some highlights of the past few months.

Moeller senior Andrew Kraus awaits the start of the 110 hurdles June 7 at the Division I meet in Columbus. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sophomore Ceara Trusty led Deer Park in hitting at .524. She drove in 19 runs and had 32 steals in 25 games. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Madeira senior center fielder Andrew Benintendi hit .564 with 12 homers, 57 runs batted in and 38 steals in 30 games in his final season for the Mustangs. JOSEPH

The 2013 Cincinnati Hills League champion Deer Park softball team smiles in front of the bell at Estes Field in May. From left: front, Ceara Trusty, Lea Gatto, Sara Kramer, Kasey Purdin, Olivia Ligget and Natalie Carnes; back, Sam Wood, Alexis Noland, Lacey Chadwell, Emma Morrissey, Kaitlin Siemers and Miranda Venus.

Moeller senior Quinn Collison looks for an open teammate behind the net during the Crusaders' 11-7 win over St. Xavier in the Division I regional semifinals May 29 at Lockland Stadium. Collison is one of several Moeller players who will play lacrosse in college as he will attend Bucknell. TOM SKEEN/THE




Moeller celebrates after winning the Division I state title game on June 9 at Huntington Park in Columbus. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Cory Harmon prepares to spin and fling behind Deer Park High School. The junior went on to finish seventh in the Division II state meet in Columbus. His league best throw of the season was 166’ 3” SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sam Moses, Deer Park's top female thrower, lets fly in front of the watchul eye of throwing coach Matt Money. Moses led the CHL in the shot put and discus. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


JUNE 19, 2013 • SUBURBAN LIFE • A9

Madeira youth football Female athletes gears up for next season lauded at dinner Last fall, a stampede of young Colts rumbled through Madeira as 150 Madeira boys and girls participated in the inaugural season of the Madeira Community Youth Football Organization. This first season included 65 boys in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1-2 playing flag football, 48 boys suiting up for tackle play, and 35 girls cheering them on from the sidelines. The MCYFO is a community-driven organization with the mission of directing a “uniquely Madeira” youth football program that will teach a love for the game so that Madeira youth can learn the life lessons that football is designed to teach. And plans are now being made for the 2013 campaign. The flag instructional flag program will meet on Sunday evenings and will allow the youngest Colts to play on the high school field. The tackle program consists of two teams (third and fourth combined and fifth and sixth combined) and will play an eight-game schedule that will include Mariemont, Cincinnati

Hills Christian Academy, Miami Valley Christian Academy, and St. Gertrude. The flag program begins in early September and ends in mid-October whereas the tackle game schedule begins after Labor Day and ends by Oct. 31. This year, coach Adam McCauley is moving up from the third/fourth grade team to coach the fifth/sixth grade team. Adam, a graduate of the University of Louisville, was a member of the DI Cardinal Football program where he walked on as a wide receiver ultimately earning the role as starting tight end. Adam moved to Madeira in 2005 with his wife Leighann. They have three daughters and are happy to be active members of the Madeira community. Coach John Cravaack will coach the third/fourth grade team. John graduated from Madeira and played on the 1983 state playoff team. He played collegiate football at Hanover College where he started three years and was twice named Honorable All American. He has coached youth football in Madeira for six seasons includ-

ing last year's Junior High team. John and his wife, Hillary, have four children and John is an active trustee on The Madeira Schools Foundation. Both coaches operate under the tutelage of Rick Rockwell, the Colts’ director of coaching. Rick, also a Madeira grad, was a three-sport captain in football, basketball and baseball his senior year. Rick played a year of college football at Taylor University and then began a career in coaching and education. Beginning in Madeira in 1993, Rick has coached football and basketball at all levels including being the varsity head football coach at Mt. Healthy High School. Rick coaches the Madeira men’s JV basketball team and teaches at Madeira Middle School. Rick and his wife, Darcy, have three children. Registration is open for both tackle and flag for the 2013 season – please contact Dean Bishop (518-6871) with questions or visit or Facebook: “Madeira Colts Youth Football – A New Beginning.”

The Greater CincinnatiNorthern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association honored its 28 winners in high school and college sports categories, celebrating women in sports. The awards were distributed April 23 during the annual GCNKWSA awards dinner at the Savannah Center, West Chester Township. Student-athlete winners include: College, Kathy Klump, UC, track and field; Stephanie Vorherr, XU, volleyball; Allison Long, Thomas More, basketball; Emily Schwaeble, NKU, softball; Courtney Osborn, Miami University, basketball; Jess Kodiak, Miami University, soccer. High school award winners include, Libby Leedom, St. Henry High School, soccer; Jacquelyn Crow, Lebanon, cross country and track; Mackenzie Laumann, Oak Hills, golf; Madison Cook, Notre Dame, tennis; Lauren Michelle Slatten, Oak Hills, softball; Bridget Blood, Ursuline, swimming; Rose Lavelle, Mt. Notre Dame, soccer; Michelle Strizak, Mt. Notre Dame, volleyball; Kelsey

CATCHING UP WITH COLLEGE ATHLETES McClanahan is player of the week

The College of Mount St. Joseph’s Will McClanahan, a Madeira High School graduate and a senior attacker, was recently the Midwest Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Week. McClanahan, majoring in

business administration, had 14 goals and six assists as the Lions went 2-0 in MLC play last week. He scored six goals and tallied six assists in an18-7 win over Defiance College on April 10. He followed that with a teamrecord tying eight goals in a14-12 win over Concordia (WI) University on April14. McClanahan also totaled five ground balls on the

Mitchell, Princeton, basketball and Sandy Neihaus, Mt. Notre Dame, tennis. High school and college honorees also are eligible for the high school and college “Sportswoman of the Year” awards, which will be announced at the dinner. Other awards include; Dr. Ronald Quinn, Seton soccer, high school coach of the year; Bobby Kramig, Miami University soccer, college coach of the year; Special recognition, Cammy Dierking, WKRC-TV anchor; Julie Perry, St. Ursula, lifetime service; Mackenzie Laumann, Oak Hills, Jean Dowell Scholarship for Leadership; Mel Webster, Bishop Brossart, Mary Jo Huismann Administrator of the Year. Other honorees include Gary Jerow, Modern Ice, women’s sports business award; Mel Thomas, Mt. Notre Dame basketball, legacy special award; Elizabeth Smith, inspiration award; Riley Krull, softball, physically challenged sportswoman of the year award and Morgan Verst, Bishop Brossart, Wilma Rudolph courage award.


week. He leads the Mount on the season in goals (36), assists (16) and points (52). His eight goals scored against Concordia are the third-highest single game total in NCAA Division III play this season, while he is tied for 26th in goals per game (3.0) and tied for 33rd in points per game nationally this spring.

Underwater hockey

The Roger Bacon High School Underwater Hockey Team is having its seventh-annual Roger Bacon underwater hockey summer camp for incoming (or rising) sixth-, seventhand eighth-grade students. The camp will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, through

Friday, June 28, at Xavier University in the O’Connor Sports Center pool. The cost is $50, and checks should be made payable to “Roger Bacon High School.” Contact coach Paul “Doc” Wittekind at underwaterhockey@ for a registration brochure.

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Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134




Big Brother is watching us! Many of us are familiar with the George Orwell novel “1984.” A very scary thought occurred to me as I was driving my wife around an unfamiliar part of town with the help of Hagatha, the name we have given our GPS device due to her raspy voice. We have always been amazed at how it it knows within feet where we are. The reality is that we can be tracked by a GPS, our cell phones, a device in our cars and who knows how many other things. At what point is Big Brother likely to determine that any of us is a threat to his power? Do the recent scandals in government about political donations and freedom of the press make you

uneasy? Well, they should! As many readers know, I am very critical of any government that exerts its power to control many aspects of our personal lives. We may have passed that Edward Levy COMMUNITY PRESS point. When does my (or GUEST COLUMNIST your) criticism reach the point that we become enemies of the entrenched powers? If you are not yet concerned about the possibility of a very oppressive government, let me warn you that it happens by slow degrees. The major part of the problem is that we are

Ohio legislators are considering a bill which would require only rear license plates on vehicles. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

“Without enforcement of the current law why have a law? I see many cases where a front plate is lacking. “When I picked up my last new vehicles, the dealer asked whether I wanted the front plates mounted. He said many people do not want the front plate mounted any more. “I defer to the police agencies on this issue. They want to keep the front plate as they claim this aids in missing person cases, wanted persons and stolen vehicles. That is a pretty strong case. “But, if this be the case why don’t they enforce the current law?” T.J.

“I see no real problem with the deletion of the front plate except for specialty plates for the handicap, DUI, etc.. “If the plate was deleted, I think there should be a law that vehicles can not carry plates inside cars in windows. I see a severe problem in accidents that plates become flying objects and can cause injuries or worse. I’m sure there would be a great financial savings to eliminate the front plate.”


“I do not think it is a good idea, as I feel that both plates being visible would help people to identify the plates of criminals fleeing the scene of a crime. If a witness can only see the front of the car and there is no license plate, an important clue to the identity of the ‘bad guy’ will be lost.”


. “This is a good idea. Makes the car look better, other states allow for 1 rear plate. Why not? What’s taken Ohio so long? “But I would hope the legislators have better things to spend their time on (e.g., right to work legislation, etc) than this.”


NEXT QUESTION What is your reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that says police can take your DNA when you are arrested for serious and violent crimes? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

“When I bought my last car the dealer asked if I wanted a front license plate bracket, as if it was optional. Over time, I have observed that a great many people with Ohio plates already leave the front one off. “I have never heard of anyone getting cited for not having one. If the police don’t care, who should. It would save money and make it easier to change plates. Many other states don’t require a front plate.”


“Ohio legislators are lost in the abortion issue, and don’t care about silly license plate stuff. Their thinking is that while they MIGHT vote to save our Earth’s resources, they WILL control decisions you might make in the privacy of your home with your loved ones.”


“I grew up in PA where the single license plate was the norm, and still is. Of course, we had no ‘deputy’ taking a cut of the finances, and people weren’t required to buy two plates. Car registration was managed by mail and worked just fine. It was also less expensive for the driver. “On balance, they had their own extra costs in terms of ‘vehicle inspection’ that consumers had to purchase and display a sticker in the window. I see no reason to have two license plates, one on the rear works just fine.”


“Well, if anyone noticed, many vehicles do not display front plates anyway. My question is what is the purpose of a front plate? Do away with the front plate!”




Dictatorships originate from either the right or the left. They come to total power through the same process. They maintain power through creating fear of them from many of the citizens who formerly supported them. While I was teaching, Plato’s “Republic” was one of my favorite texts. It was written because the many failures of Greek “democracies” led to the destruction of society until a new democracy was formed and ultimately suffered the same fate. The Greek theater was equally critical of the failings of democracies. The founders of our nation wrote our Constitution which eliminated many of the failures of democracies by creating a republic. It was greatly influ-

enced by Plato. The time has long passed to end the corruption in government by both parties. If we don’t stop the power grabs, we will suffer the fate of many previous societies. Perhaps the best method would be to make it profitable to hire workers again. Workers prosper when there is competition for their services, not when they are competing with one another for low paying jobs. This way a healthy society becomes a reality and permanence eliminates unhealthy politics. We should also return to the Constitution. Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery and former college instructor.

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no longer a Republic. We have slowly become a democracy. If that does not trouble you, take a close look at the life of democracies throughout history. History shows that they become dictatorships. Bloody transition is normal. Need I mention Germany? The dictatorial takeover scheme has been fairly consistent. It starts with creating poverty affecting the poor. Support for and from them creates power for the government. Once the power of the government becomes permanent, the lower classes become unneeded and are disposable. The wealthy people keep up their lifestyle through lavish gifts to the government and are supported through special favors.

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Nobody asked me, but ... » Nobody knows how to raise teenagers anymore. We just live through it, and one day they are people. » Teenagers. Tired of being haselled by your parents? Move out; Get a job; pay your own bills. Do this while you still know everything! » Wine makes me feel like I should when I don’t drink wine. » We give food stamps to millions but we can’t feed the animals in our national parks because they will get used to getting free food. I think I’ve found a reason for a debate.

» Until the day she died, my mother swore they handed her the wrong baby. » A deeply religious man told me to do a Bill Damsey good deed the COMMUNITY day before I PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST die. When I asked how would I know what day that would be, he replied “exactly.” » Ohio is voting on legalizing marijuana. I give it a one in 3 million chance of it pass-

ing. » People in express checkout lines with two carts full of food never seem to be told they are in the wrong lane by the people who run the store. I blame this on fear. » LeBron James is the equal of anyone whoever played basketball. » The barber college refused to give me a senior citizens price because I’m not in the chair long enough for the student to practice his skills. Bill Damsey is a resident of Deer Park.

Good vacations start with good planning It is finally here – the opportunity to recharge your batteries, reconnect with family and have some fun. Ah, summer vacation! Months of planning are about to pay off for a trip that will hopefully keep you refreshed throughout the season. Regardless of what you have planned this summer, it is important for you to remember to pay attention to the not-so-fun aspects of your summer events. Here are some tips to help keep troubles at bay before, during and after your time away:

Before leaving town

» Thoroughly research your destination and associated costs. Know the price ranges of the restaurants you want to visit and the activities you want to pursue, and understand the terms of your rental or hotel booking. » Set a budget based on your research. Put aside money each week toward your goal, and start early. » Look for deals. Several organizations offer membership discounts, and you may find additional savings through your credit card, the area’s visitors bureau, attraction websites and travel sites. » Try to be flexible on dates. It can make a big difference in the cost of lodging and flights. » Notify trusted neighbors that you’ll be away and when

you expect to return. Let them know if you will have a house sitter. » Place a hold on your mail and newspaper deliveries or ask a friend or neighbor to pick them up. You also may want to have your yard maintained. A pile of newspapers and an overgrown yard can signal an empty house. Ian Mitchell » Simulate a “lived-in” apCOMMUNITY PRESS GUEST pearance by COLUMNIST using timers for turn lights and a radio or TV during expected hours. » Notify your credit card providers of your travel plans: When you’re leaving, where you’re going and when you’ll return. This helps companies identify fraudulent charges if your card is used in an area you’re not visiting. » Do not share your travel plans on social networking sites.

During your trip

» Make lunch, rather than dinner, your big meal out. Prices are lower and often the menu is the same. » Take advantage of smartphone apps that can help you find the best prices for gas and other savings. » Use mobile banking apps to monitor accounts and track spending so you don’t have

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surprises when statements arrive. Ice creams, souvenirs and drink tabs add up fast. » Never carry large amounts of cash; use traveler’s checks or credit cards. » Take only your driver’s license/official ID and two credit cards: one to carry, another to lock in a safe in case your wallet is stolen. » Don’t access financial data or personal information on public computers or public Wi-Fi networks. Be cautious when accessing a hotel room Internet connection. » If you use an ATM, choose one inside a bank. Well-lit lobbies with security cameras, bank employees and customers provide more security for you and for the ATM, meaning it is less likely to be a tampering target for fraudsters.

When you return

» Let friends and family know you’re home. » Get your mail. Open it and electronic mail promptly to address bills or other urgent matters. » Continue to monitor your accounts. Check statements to make sure nothing is out of place. If you notice something unusual or fraudulent, contact your provider immediately. Happy trails, and a safe and happy return! Ian Mitchell is vice president and director of enterprise fraud risk management at Fifth Third Bank.

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

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academic letters of intent

By Leah Fightmaster

As seniors prepare to graduate from high school, 10 Deer Park seniors were set apart and recognized for their accomplishments during the last four years. Deer Park Junior/Senior High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, hosted its annual academic signing day May 1. The top 10 percent of the class, which is also the top 10 students of the 100-person class, signed letters of intent to attend their colleges of choice next school year during an assembly. Juniors, the rest of the senior class, parents, family and staff members cheered those 10 as they declared their future plans. One by one, students stood to talk about why they chose the college they picked, and


SMART COOKIES These are Deer Park’s class of 2013 top seniors and where they’re attending next fall: 6Hannah Adams – UC Blue Ash 6Michael Bosse – Xavier University 6Haley Hodge – UC Blue Ash 6Tyler Lawson – Northern Kentucky University 6Kandice McAlpine — UC Blue Ash 6Jess Lee Nudalo – NKU 6Madeline Ping – UC 6Samantha Smith – NKU 6Lauren Troxell – Bellarmine University 6Connor Wood – UC

thanked the various people who they felt helped them make their decisions and achieve their goals. Many students said

Deer Park seniors talk about their college choices. Go to

These top 10 seniors for Deer Park signed letters of academic intent to attend their college of choice. From left: front, Haley Hodge, Kandice McAlpine, Connor Wood, Samantha Smith, Lauren Troxell, Hannah Adams and Madeline Ping; back, Tyler Lawson, Jess Lee Nudalo and Michael Bosse. THANKS TO GINI VERBESSELT

they felt they were leaving Deer Park as a well-rounded person because of all the activities and opportunities that were available to them throughout their time there. Hannah Adams, who will at-

tend the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash in the fall, said her aunt who works as an emergency room nurse influenced her decision to go into a science field. Senior Kandice McAlpine,

who will also attend UC Blue Ash, said Deer Park cheerleading coach Michelle O’Donnell was a role model for her to go into medicine. Superintendent Jeff Langdon offered some advice to both the graduating seniors and current juniors. “Enjoy your last month here ... you’re not going to be able to (graduate from) Deer Park again,” he said to the seniors, before turning to the juniors and adding, “Work hard, this could be you up (on stage) next year.” Want more about Deer Park? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

Madeira Elementary School first grader Rachel Gaffney reads the book she wrote about Lexi to her. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Madeira Elementary students offered

Lexi smiles as Smith and Madeira Elementary School students pet her. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

‘happy tails’ End-of-year party celebrates therapy dog Lexi, reading program

By Jason Hoffman and Leah Fightmaster

Madeira Elementary School students pet Lexi before they head back to class on May 1. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Madeira Elementary School first and second graders try to find a photo of them reading or petting Lexi. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

MADEIRA — A therapy dog and her owner bring joy to many children at Madeira Elementary School, but as the school year ended, it was time to say farewell until next year. Sami Smith, a Madeira resident for 64 years, and her dog, Lexi, have partnered with Madeira City Schools for the past eight years through a reading program where children read books to the dog. When Lexi isn’t at the school or the students are on a break, the children read to stuffed-animal dogs. Want more updates for Madeira? Follow Jason Hoffman and Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp and @LCFightmaster.

Madeira Elementary School students got a small stuffed dog to take home at Lexi's farewell party May 1. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

LEXI ONLINE Meet Lexi and her owner. Go to

Madeira Elementary School Principal Tim Weber helps two students properly fold an American flag. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Dining Events

Art Exhibits

Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Kevin Fox. Items available a la carte. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. Through Aug. 30. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Work by local artists working in all types of water media, including transparent watercolor, gouache, tube acrylics, fluid acrylics, water soluble inks, casein and egg tempera. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. Material Matters, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Gallery Veronique, 11324 Montgomery Road, Juried show featuring a broad range of styles from realistic imagery to abstractions, as well as 2-D and 3-D pieces. Free. 530-5379; Symmes Township.

Cooking Classes It’s in the Bag: June with Ilene Ross, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Features freshest in-season ingredients. With Pipkin’s Market to choose best seasonally available ingredients for your kitchen. Ilene presents full menu and each student receives bag from Pipkin’s worth $20. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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

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

Lectures A Discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Burds, 7:30-9 p.m., Adath Israel Congregation, 3201 E. Galbraith Road, Burds speaks on “Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest, 7-9 November 1941.” Free. 487-3055; Amberley Village.

On Stage - Comedy Greg Hahn, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Stand-up comic. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Through June 27. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

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

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Strength movements to build lean muscle, cardio bursts to keep your heart racing, personal training direction and supervision to lead you to fitness goals. Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

Festivals St. Columban Parish Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Music by Off the Hook. Music, games, raffle, bid-and-buy and children’s rides. Pizza hot dogs, metts, burgers, fries and barbecue chicken dinner. Beer Garden and wine available with ID. Dress for weather. Free. 683-0105; Loveland.

Music - Concerts Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 8-10 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Music by Boo Radley. Free. Through Aug. 16. 745-8550. Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Greg Hahn, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Farmers Market Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Vendors grow/ produce what they sell. More than 20 vendors offering vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, honey, goat’s milk products, coffee, olive oil, hummus, cheese and baked goods. 9844865; Montgomery.

Festivals St. Columban Parish Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Columban Church, Music by Rusty Griswolds. Free. 683-0105; Loveland.

Music - Blues Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Greg Hahn, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Art Exhibits Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Festivals St. Columban Parish Festival, 3-9 p.m., St. Columban Church, Music by Waiting on Ben. Free. 683-0105; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Greg Hahn, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Through July 22. 351-5005; Madeira.


Cooking Classes

Art Exhibits

SugarSnap: A Mobile Monday Class with Kristy Crouse and Elizabeth Romero, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Kristy and Elizabeth baking lemon coconut cupcakes, SugarSnap Cupcakes, Brown

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


Films Learn about superheroes, how authors and illustrators protect their work, and make a superhero, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road. Call 369-4450. THANKS TO LISA MAUCH SugarSnap! Cookies, brownies with peanut butter icing and blueberry pie. $40. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 2908217. Blue Ash.

Films Summer Movies for Kids, 10:30 a.m., Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, “Charlotte’s Web.” Rated G. All seats are first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 9:45 a.m. Free. 272-0222; Mariemont. Summer Cinema Series: Life In Stills, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, In touching and humorous documentary, two generations collide in loving and entertaining ways while they take on politicians at city hall to save their family legacy. $10, $8 Mayerson JCC members. Registration required. 761-7500; Mariemont.

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

Summer Camps Miscellaneous Circus Circus, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Use code: CCA0624. Daily through June 28. For physically active and inspired. Combining beginning and returning clowns. Beginning, intermediate and advanced skills offered in Chinese yoyo, rolling globe hooping, jump rope, German wheel and advanced stilt walking, tight wire, juggling and clowning. Unicycle may be introduced. As you progress, you will learn more difficult stunts. Grades 2-8. $210. 793-2787; Indian Hill.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 Art Exhibits Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Modern Vietnamese Cuisine with Sang Nguyen, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Non-traditional Vietnamese dishes Sang has perfected. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

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

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. ing, 4-5 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

“Charlotte’s Web.” Rated G. Free. 272-0222; Mariemont.

Farmers Market

Literary - Libraries

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

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

Films Summer Cinema Series: My First Wedding, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, In this Argentine screwball comedy, perfect storm of matrimonial disharmony ensues for Jewish-born Adrian and Catholic-born Leonora. $10, $8 Mayerson JCC members. Registration required. 761-7500; Mariemont.

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

On Stage - Comedy Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comedians perform. Amateur and semi-pro categories. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Opera

Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by Miami Steel Band. Free. 745-8550; concert-series.php. Blue Ash.

Opera Goes to Temple, 7-9 p.m., Rockdale Temple, 8501 Ridge Road, Community concert series. Four performances at three venues during 2013 season. Free. Reservations required. 241-2742; Amberley Village.


On Stage - Theater

My Arctic Adventure, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Katie Hoekzema shares stories of her encounters with animals of Arctic summer. Ages 18 and up. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7:30-10 p.m., Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy High School, 11525 Snider Road, New and original resetting of classic Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. $13, $11 advance. Through June 30. 755-2338; Sycamore Township.

Music - Concerts

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Art Exhibits Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Summer Cinema Series: Portrait of Wally, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, Scandalous lawsuit over Nazi-plundered painting by Egon Schiele is dissected in absorbing detail in this indignant expose that reveals political corruption and moral imperatives behind New York art world. $10, $8 Mayerson JCC members. Registration required. 761-7500; Mariemont.

Health / Wellness Wellness Myths and Misunderstandings, 7-8 p.m., FIT Montgomery, 9030 Montgomery Road, Suite 18, Topic: Making Candy Dandy. Coordinated discussion group to explore health and wellness discoveries found in latest peer-reviewed medical journals. Ages 18 and up. $5. 823-2025; Sycamore Township.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Cincinnati All Star Showcase, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Cincinnati’s best stand-up professional comedians. Ages 18 and up. $4-$8. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7:30-10 p.m., Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy High School, $13, $11 advance. 755-2338; Sycamore Township.

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Art Exhibits Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

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

Art Exhibits

Clubs & Organizations

Exercise Classes

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

Montgomery Ohio Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Social, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Walker Bros. Ice Cream, 9425 Montgomery Road, Registration required. 543-3591; Montgomery.

Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. Through Aug. 28. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Latin-based cardio workout. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Small Group Personal Training, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 2908217. Blue Ash.

Films Summer Movies for Kids, 10:30 a.m., Mariemont Theatre,

Cooking Classes Parent and Child Cooking with Courtney Rathweg, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Bring child and learn with Courtney that children of any age child can learn basic skills of cooking alongside mom or dad. Geared to ages 6-12. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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

Festivals St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 7754 Montgomery Road, American and oriental food booths. Beer, wine and lime-a-ritas with writsband and ID. Free. 7919030; Sycamore Township.

Music - Concerts Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 8-10 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Music by Jersey (Bruce Springsteen Tribute). Free. 745-8550. Blue Ash.


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Ham, basil pinwheels make colorful appetizer I’m not saying I have the world’s best memory, but when it comes to food, I have a photographic memory. Like the other day when I was going through one of my vintage cookbooks and came across a Rita recipe for cinHeikenfeld namon pinwheels. After RITA’S KITCHEN reading the recipe, I had a feeling these are the “radio rolls” that were available in bakeries here. It’s not the one that uses puff pastry. This recipe calls for a yeasted dough that you form into coils and flatten out before baking. I think it’s the same roll recipe that many of you wanted to make at home. It’s too long to print here, but I’ll post it on my blog.

Ham and basil pinwheels

If you’re growing basil, it won’t be long before flowers start to form. Pinch those off (yes, they’re edible) and while you’re at it, cut off enough leaves to make these pinwheels. This is a do-ahead appetizer that keeps appetites at bay until the main dish is served. 6 10-inch flour tortillas 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 ⁄4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, minced 12 thin slices ham Fresh basil, enough to cover tortillas

Mix cream cheese and

baking pan and pour broth around roast. Bake about an hour, or until thermometer reads 150 degrees. Remove from oven, tent with foil and let sit 10 minutes. Serves 8. Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

Try a variety of flour tortilla flavors to vary Rita’s recipe for ham and basil pinwheels. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

dried tomatoes. Spread each tortilla with cream cheese mixture. Put ham slices on top. Lay basil on top. Roll up tightly and stick toothpicks in 4-5 evenly spaced spots. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Slice and serve.

Marinated honey mustard grilled veggie skewers The honey mustard lends a nice color. 4 long skewers

Whisk together: 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons honey mustard 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 ⁄4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary or about 2 teaspoons fresh, minced 3 ⁄4 teaspoon onion powder Salt and pepper

Have ready: 1 red bell pepper, cut into 11⁄2-inch pieces1 yellow and green zucchini, about 8 oz. each, cut into 1⁄2-inch thick slices

If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes

ahead of time. Put veggies in plastic bag and pour marinade over. Let sit at room temperature 30 minutes or more. Thread onto skewers, reserving marinade. Grill, turning occasionally and brushing with marinade until tender, about 15 minutes.

Savory pork roast

How many times have I told you one of the most fun things about writing this column is the recipes you share? Marianne D. shared her favorite recipe for pork roast with me and said: “The ranch dressing mix is the secret ingredient and it’s diabetic friendly, too. Sometimes I’ll toss in a little minced fresh parsley.”

2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 21⁄2 pound boneless pork loin roast 1 cup chicken broth or water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oil, dressing, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Rub all over roast. Put roast in

Opera cream cake. So many of you told me you loved the cake. Suzanne M. said she used a 9-inch by 13-inch pan, baked it at 375 degrees for a few extra minutes. So if you don’t have a jellyroll pan that the original recipe calls for, a 9-inch by 13-inch works well.

Can you help?

Spinning Fork’s mushroom sauce. Reader Tom Ohmer says his wife and granddaughter love the sauce and hopes a reader has the recipe or a similar one.

Readers want to know

“I saw salad burnet at a garden store and wondered what it’s used for.” Salad burnet is a hardy perennial herb that tastes like cucumber. It’s a pretty little plant with lacy green leaves and a pinkish, cone-shaped flower. I like to use it in salads and to make herbal vinegars. Borage is another cucumber-flavored herb.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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RELIGION Bethel Baptist Temple

High Power Soccer Camp runs 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 10, at the Holmes Elementary field. The camp is free. Kids go through soccer skills, drills and games and will enjoy Bible lessons, stories and skits. An optional T-shirt is $5. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to hear Bible stories, compete in games and participate in a Bible quiz competition at a summer Bible camp being offered from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Sunday in June, at Bechtold Park shelter No. 4. Younger children ages 3-6 will be led in fun crafts and activities and playtime following storytime. Older children will be divided into teams to compete in games, Bible quizzes and verse memorization. The camp is free. Call the church with questions, and visit “Bethel Baptist AWANA” on Facebook for more information and any weather cancellations. Chick-fil-A is sponsoring the next Uprising, a student ministry

for high school and college-age students at Bethel. Uprising is offered on the first Friday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The next event is July 5. All are invited to this non-denominational time of worship, fun, group games and connecting with other students. Included is a free Starbucks Coffee bar, food, giveaways, a live band, games, a photo booth and more. Look for the Uprising sign. Find Uprising on Facebook at “The Uprising – Student Outreach of Cincinnati” and on Twitter @CincyUprising. The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. Visitors and their families are welcome. Sunday School is 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. The church offers AWANA children’s Bible clubs during the school year at 7 p.m. Wednes-

days for children ages 2 through sixth grade. Contact the church for information, or visit the AWANA page on Facebook: search for “Bethel Baptist AWANA.” A small group Bible study is offered Wednesday evenings at the church at 7:30 p.m. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

Please contribute cereal to Northeast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS) for the month of June. The donation box is outside the church office. The BAPC bowling group meets at Crossgate Lanes at 9:45 a.m. every Thursday. The church is collecting fans and window air conditioners for St. Vincent DePaul. Cash donations can be made also. Please contact the church office for details.

A new member class is planned for this fall for people who have been visiting the church or who might want to learn more about the church. Contact the church for details. Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th-grade); these classes are taught after the children’s sermon in the worship service. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Sunday sermons are recorded and available at The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153;

Community Lighthouse Church of God

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

Hartzell United Methodist Church

The Way, The Truth & The Life Seekers small group meets almost every Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dessert and drinks, usually in Fellowship Hall. “A Disciples’ Path” by James A.






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

Building Homes Relationships & Families


Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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


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


8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "An App Called Faith"

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Dr. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am


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


2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am

11:00 am - Noon Second Sunday of Each Month Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm


NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

4th Sunday, 11:00-11:30am

ECK Worship Service

Sunday worship schedule is as follows for June 23 and 30 (meet new pastor, Rev. Will Leasure): adult Bible study, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; 9 a.m. worship (except June 23); 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Coffee and Chat; 10:30 a.m. Worship and Camp Kids. All are welcome. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Sonrise Church

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

Trinity Community Church

The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 7917631.

Volunteers needed to serve kids free lunch at library Cincinnati is ranked third in the country in childhood poverty rates. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is working with Cincinnati Public Schools and Window Arts Enrichment to help meet the basic needs of these children during the summer months by making free lunches available to children when schools are not in session and their free lunch program is suspended. The library is looking for people willing to volunteer their time from

June 10–Aug. 9 for two hours a day, Monday through Friday. For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact the Sharonville Branch Library by calling 69-6049 or visit the branch at 10980 Thornview Drive. To become a volunteer at the Deer Park Branch Library, call 369-4450, or visit the branch at 3970 E. Galbraith Road. A volunteer hotline is also available at at 3696946. Or download and submit an application form at www.Cincinnati Summer Reading, the Library’s most extensive programming initiative each year, takes place June 1–July 31, so extra help is greatly needed to ensure that the summer lunch service runs smoothly. This year’s theme is “Power Up — Read!” featuring “superhero” reading activities and family programs. To register and learn more about our Summer Reading program visit www.Cincinnati

Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 11:00 AM with

Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song

Harnish is the current six-week study that satisfies a “Divine Discontent” that resides in all of us, regardless of religious background. Contact David or Melissa Dennis to be sure they are meeting on any given Sunday at 984-6395. Vacation Bible School is July 8-12 at the church. Dinner is served at 6 p.m., followed by VBS from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair Where GOD’s World Comes Together. Kickoff is Sunday, July 7, with a fun fair for everyone, including food, drinks and games. Immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship, there will be hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy and games for the kids. Call the church for more information. Thank You to the Tristate community for their support and attendance of 2012 Hartzell United Methodist Church presents “Glory of the King!” To become a part of this new tradition, like us on facebook page and follow details of upcoming December production. For detailed audtion information, check out Hartzell United Methodist Church presents “Glory of the King!” Facebook page.

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Sunday Worship 10:30 am All ages Sunday School 9:30 am Wed. Fellowship Meal 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Bible Study 6:45 pm All are Welcome!

Woman’s Club honors Bavely

The Madeira Woman's Club has named Jane Bavely as its 2013 Woman of the Year. Bavely has been a member of the club since 2006 and has been actively involved with the club throughout these seven years. She has taken on leadership roles in many facets of the club serving as president for two years, publicity chairperson, knitters' guild, MWC baker, and is the club's treasurer.

The Madeira Woman's Club named Jane Bavely as its 2013 Woman of the Year. THANKS TO RUTH KINNEY

She is also the Madeira Woman's Club's Federation representative, sometimes traveling to Colum-

bus and other Ohio cities to represent the club. She has brought honor to the club by participating and winning GFWC/OFWC's photo contest. In addition to the many hours she contributes to the Madeira Woman's Club, Bavely is also active in the community. She is involved with her church, Kindervelt, gardening, recycling programs as well as working at a part time job. She is also a devoted grandmother.











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JUNE 19, 2013 • SUBURBAN LIFE • B5

Check your home warranty service contract closely Home warranty service contracts are a $3 billion a year business, but you need to know the drawbacks as well as the advantages. For instance, you can expect many warranty companies to do the least expensive repair possible. Home warranties have become fairly standard with real estate sales. But while it can give a buyer peace of mind, I’ve seen time and again where there’s been a problem when a claim was filed. Terri Miller said her daughter ran into a claim problem when the air conditioning went out in her Reading home. “The air conditioning fan went out. We turned the unit on and it didn’t turn at all,” Miller said. Miller’s daughter bought a home warranty when buying the house last year after it had been foreclosed upon. She called the warranty company and a repairman was sent out. “He immediately looked at the unit and told me it was a fan

motor. ‘We’re in luck, I have it on my truck. I’ll go change it out,’ he said,” Miller said. Unfortunately, the repairman couldn’t separate the fan from the Howard motor so Ain he reHEY HOWARD! moved both – with the electricity still on. “He left the unit completely wide open. He left the electric panel wide open. When I asked him if that was safe he told me, ‘Yes.’ I found out later from my husband it was not safe,” Miller said. The serviceman didn’t return for two days. Then, Miller said, “When he rewired it, rather than turning the motor itself another quarter inch so he could run the electric through the conduit in there, which would be the appropriate thing to do, he chose to put the wires above the unit and he has them zip-tied.”

Miller sent a picture of the job to the home warranty company and it agreed to send out a different company to properly wire the air conditioner. “The air conditioner does work. The problem is the wiring, the way they installed the wiring. It’s not safe,” Miller said. A big thing to remember with home warranty companies is you can’t pick the repair companies they send to your home. Check the warranty to see exactly what it does and does not cover. One woman told me although the warranty company gave her a new air conditioner, she ended up paying the serviceman $1,500 for labor. These warranties cost about $400 a year and have a $100 deductible for each repair. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Sycamore Senior Center plans busy summer June 28 Veterans Luncheon

The center’s Veterans Group is proud to recognize America’s sons and daughters in uniform. The Crossroads Hospice is committed to honoring all veterans past and present through the Veterans Recognition Program. The Chaplain and approximately 20 Choral National Guard members in full uniform will sing at the June 28 luncheon. To assure the mess staff has enough chow on hand, call Sgt. Homer Wilson at 7450617 no later than June 21 to confirm your reservation. Also during the June luncheon there will be a special Flag Retirement ceremony. Old torn, tattered, faded or frayed flags can be brought in to the attention of Kathy Timm, the center’s activity director. A local Boy Scout troop will burn them in a ceremony of respect, remembrance and renewal.

Mobile mammography screening

Downsizing advice

Now that the summer real estate market is in high gear and you are thinking of downsizing to move into a more appropriate senior community, you should come to the program 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25. Topics to be covered are: » reducing your possessions and clutter; » preparing your home for the market by reviewing necessary changes or updates to compete in today’s market; » staging your home by producing the finishing touches to help sell your house quicker and for the best price.

Pursuant to Section 737.32 of the Ohio Revised Code and Ordinance 606.24 of the Evendale Code of Ordinances, the Even dale Police Department is serving notice that it has in its custody, property and money that has been lost, stolen, abandoned, or seized as contraband during a criminal offense. The property includes bicycles, jewelry, tools, clothing and other items. Any property being held can be claimed by the rightful owners upon proof of ownership. Any items not rightfully claimed by July 1st, 2013 will be auctioned at a later date, destroyed, donated to an authorized charity, or converted to Village use after petition to the court. Questions or information regarding any property can be directed to Det. Sean McKinney at (513) 563-2249 during normal business hours. Niel C. Korte, Chief of Police, Evendale Ohio 4863

Call 984-1234 to sign up for this class.

Basic/beginner Spanish

Hector Rios will teach a six-week beginning Spanish class 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, July 9Aug. 13. Call 984-1234 to sign up .

LyondellBasell employees at the Cincinnati Technology Center in Sycamore Township raised $68,000 for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati for the 20122013 campaign, including $34,000 in employee contributions with the balance matched by the company. Employees presented United Way executives with a $34,000 matching grant from LyondellBasell. “Our thanks to LyondellBasell and its employees for your support of United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s efforts to advance the common good through our work in the areas of education, income and health,” said Robert Reifsnyder, United Way of Greater Cin-

cinnati president. Supporting United Way has become a cornerstone tradition of LyondellBasell’s continued commitment of giving back to the community. The yearly campaign helps to fund pro-

grams in the greater Cincinnati area that people have come to rely upon. ““LyondellBasell’s longtime support in Cincinnati and many other communities is greatly appreciated and valued,” Reifsnyder said

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Meet the doctors and learn more at these FREE seminars. • Friday, June 21st at 11 AM • Tuesday, June 25th at 6 PM at Pleasant Ridge Library 6233 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45213 Fennell, Baron, & Yoxthimer DDS Family, Implant, & Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. Jim Fennell • American Board of Oral Implantology - Diplomate • American Academy of Implant Dentistry Associate Fellow, with credentials in both placing and restoring dental implants • Midwest Implant Institute - Graduate and Fellow

Silver Sneakers Fitness Program

Members of the Sycamore Senior Center are enthusiastically engaged in the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program now featured three mornings a week. All Silver Sneakers participants are encouraged to join this group.

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The Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography unit is equipped with state-of-the-art low-dose X-ray equipment and is staffed by specially trained female technicians. Appointments are required. The unit will be at the Sycamore Senior Center 9 11 a.m. Monday, July 22. Screening mammography is a covered benefit with most health insurance carriers. If you are over the age of 35, have no insurance, or are underinsured or with a large deductible, please call 686-3303 for details on financial assistance and available programs.

To make an appointment for the July 22 screening, call 984-1234.


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National Exemplar tallies dinner bills for Cancer Support Community Cancer Support Community Executive Director Rick Bryan (Blue Ash), Bruce and Dianne Bohmer McGoron (Sycamore Township) and Judy Office (Blue Ash) get set for dinner at National Exemplar. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

For the 20th year in a row, The National Exemplar hosted “Great Food for a Great Cause” to support Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky. After approximately 220 friends and supporters of CSC dined at the Mariemont restaurant March 11, manager Lisa Hopkins, executive chef and operating partner Sean Daly, and Chef Brandon Fortener presented a $3,150 donation to CSC executive director Rick Bryan, to help fund the nearly 250 programs a month that CSC offers completely free of charge to people with cancer, their families and friends, and

cancer survivors as they fight the disease. Dating back to the restaurant’s first CSC benefit dinner in 1994, The National Exemplar has donated more than $53,000 to help underwrite the organization’s free programs of support, education, and hope. “We are so fortunate to have the long-term support of a partner like The National Exemplar,” said Rick Bryan, CSC’s executive director. “The only things better than their dedication and generosity are their delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. This is one fundraiser our supporters truly look forward to every year.”

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Lisa Hopkins, National Exemplar manager (Anderson Township), Sean Daly, executive chef and general manager (Oakley), Rick Bryan, executive director of Cancer Support Community (Blue Ash), chef Brandon Fortener (Mariemont) celebrate the restaurant's donation to Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Melissa Webb (Loveland), Katie Blackburn (Madeira), Mary Ellen Yaegel (Maineville), Lisa Shafer (Amelia), Jeanne Hartung (Madeira) and Muril Read (Milford) dine together at National Exemplar's Great Food for a Great Cause event. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Dining at National Exemplar to benefit Cancer Support Community are Chris Popa (Milford), Beth Scott (Milford), Marc Chizek (Springfield Township), Linda Goldbach (Westwood) and Ed Murphy (Milford). THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT Annette Wethington (Crestview Hills), Janet Buhr (Crestview Hills), Ken Strategier (Covington), Kinny McQuade (East Walnut Hills) wait to be seated at National Exemplar so they can help raise money for Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT


JUNE 19, 2013 • SUBURBAN LIFE • B7



Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions and friendly, bright volunteers and staff. Help the ESCC help other nonprofits succeed. Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10. ESCC is at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.


American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the health fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer

513 831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services. Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 E. Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Meals on Wheels – has a route open from 10:30 to noon, on Tuesdays and Fridays for the Anderson/Cherry Grove area. Drivers pick up meals at the Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver then to four to six home-bound seniors. Free lunch is provided for the driver. Contact Susan Susskind at 561-8150 or e-mail her at The organization is in need of substitute drivers to pick up meals at Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver to shut-ins in neighboring communities. The time commitment is one hour, with the volunteer’s choice of delivering any one day a week, Tuesday through Friday between 11 a.m. and noon. If you are interested in this important ministry that truly makes a difference to a shut-in, please contact Bridgette Biggs at or call 561-8150. Volunteers are needed on Mondays to drive weekly, bi-weekly or monthly from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers would pick up meals from Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver to shut-ins in Mount Washington. A valid driver’s license and car insurance are required. For more information or to volunteer, contact Chris Lemmon at 2721118 or e-mail her at Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This

team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson volunteer department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Sycamore Senior Center – is in desperate need of volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly in northern Hamilton County as part of its home delivered meals program. Volunteers deliver food to the elderly one day a week, any day Monday through Friday. Pickup is between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Most drivers complete their deliveries by noon depending on the amount of time a volunteer spends at each home while delivering. Families and groups sharing a route are welcome. The need for volunteers is immediate. Service areas include Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Greenhills, Golf Manor, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Kennedy Heights, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, Rossmoyne, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, Springfield Township, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township, Wyoming and Woodlawn. Call 686-1013, 984-1234 or e-mail

Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact program director


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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing,

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Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600.

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application. Cancer Free Kids – is looking for kids who need service hours to do an “Athletes For Alex” used sports equipment drive in their neighborhood or at your sporting event, and fight childhood cancer. Visit and click on Athletes for Alex for more information. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first- through sixth-grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Crossroads Hospice – Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to join its team of “Ultimate Givers,” who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families throughout the Cincinnati region. “Ultimate Givers” visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities, and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands, or provide respite for those caring for terminally ill loved ones. Crossroads Hospice is also seeking volunteers to support its signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift.” The “Gift of a Day” program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. For more information or to sign up as an “Ultimate Giver,” please call 793-5070 or complete an application online at Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice “Ultimate Giver,” participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or amclaughlin@destiny-hospice. com . Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-8668286 or 682-4055. Grace Hospice – is looking for volunteers. Grace Hospice has about 90 patients from Hamilton, Brown, Clermont, Butler, Warren, Montgomery, Greene, Preble and Adams counties on its census who would benefit from volunteer support. Each year, more than 450,000 give more than 20 million hours of service. Grace Hospice volunteers are an integral part of the care team, and have a vital role in the life of every hospice. Opportunities include direct companionship and relief care for patients and care givers, administrative assistance, help with our bereavement program, and we also welcome your talents and skills appropriate to our mission. Extensive training provided. Unwavering appreciation and support for your gift of time. Contact Christyl Johnson Roberts for more information: or 479-8916. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at

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Don and Joan Kunkel of San Diego, CA will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2013. The special day will be marked by a family gathering with their 4 children and 10 grandchildren Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, the couple was married by Fr. Charles O’Brien at St. Gertrude’s Church. Don retired in 2004 after 38 years with Merrill Lynch. Joan retired from the IRS.

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Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist, at 8536866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.

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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Habel of Hyde Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Elizabeth to Andrew Thomas Farnham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Farnham of Madeira. Ms. Habel is a graduate of St. Ursula Academy and Xavier University and is currently employed as a Shopper Marketing Manager for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Mr. Farnham is a graduate of Madeira High School and Maine Maritime Academy and is currently employed as a Merchant Marine with Overseas Shipholding Group. An April 2014 wedding has been planned.


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Hamilton County Park District launches new name, identity Hamilton County Park District has a new name and brand identity – Great Parks of Hamilton County. Encompassing over 16,560 acres of green space including 21 parks and nature preserves, the park system in Hamilton County is indeed great. “The new name, Great Parks of Hamilton County, and new identity are distinctive and easily recognizable, helping to unify our family of parks and wide-range of outdoor offerings,” said Jack Sutton, executive director of Great Parks of Hamilton County. “A marketing campaign promoting our name and park amenities is getting underway; it will drive broadened awareness of and engagement in the numerous opportunities afforded by the parks, its services and resources.” Great Parks of Hamilton County reflects the great amount of green space protected by the park system, its conservation efforts, nature programming and outstanding recreational opportunities offered throughout the 21 parks and nature preserves, all on a scale like no other park system in our region. The Great Parks bird serves as a visual reminder of what Great Parks stands for, the preservation of natural resources including land, water and wildlife. This summer, the new name will be incorporated throughout all of the parks, a new, redesigned, user-friendly website will launch and social media platforms will be enhanced. “Our goal is to help Hamilton County residents connect and engage with each of our parks,” Sutton said. “Through this new identi-

ABOUT GREAT PARKS OF HAMILTON COUNTY Great Parks of Hamilton County (Hamilton County Park District) is a separate political subdivision of the state of Ohio. It is governed by an independent Board of Park Commissioners who are appointed by the Judge of Hamilton County Probate Court, the Honorable James Cissell. Great Parks of Hamilton County operates under two general sources of revenue including a 1 mill levy passed by the voters of Hamilton County in 2002 and self-generated earned income. Non-tax, or earned income, represents approximately 45 percent of the Great Parks’ total budget. Great Parks of Hamilton County preserves over 16,560 acres of green space of which 80percent is managed as undeveloped natural areas. Visit for more information.

fication initiative, you will know that the great experience you have at one of our parks will be just as great as at any of our other parks.” The name and brand identity change did not come quickly. Over the years, park district personnel noticed many residents were not fully aware of the scope of the Hamilton County Park District. In-depth qualitative and quantitative research, including user surveys and focus groups with park users and non-users, was conducted in 2012. The research demonstrated that many park guests were unaware of all the parks and nature preserves within the Hamilton County Park District network. In addition, many guests were requesting programming and events that are already provided. “We also found that there was confusion as to the identification of Park District-owned facilities and properties, as distinguished from those owned and operated by other entities of local government,” Sutton said. “Finally, we took a careful look at how we identify and represent our parks and facilities, and

we found that some of our park offerings seemed disconnected from one another in many ways. “ The name, Great Parks of Hamilton County, and new identity system were developed in collaboration with Topic Design Group. “Great Parks will broaden awareness of and engagement in the numerous opportunities afforded by the Park District, its services and resources,” said Chris Witham, partner and managing director of Topic.

About Great Parks of Hamilton County

Great Parks of Hamilton County operates under two general sources of revenue including a 1 mill levy passed by the voters of Hamilton County in 2002 and selfgenerated earned income. Nontax, or earned income, represents approximately 45% of the Great Parks’ total budget. Great Parks of Hamilton County preserves over 16,560 acres of green space of which 80 percent is managed as undeveloped natural areas. Visit for more information.

Architectural rendering of the news Hospice of Southwest Ohio Patient Care Center opening soon in Madeira. PROVIDED

Hospice Patient Care Center to provide short-term care Final construction is under way for a nineroom Patient Care Center in Madeira. Located on Camargo Road, just west of Miami Avenue, Hospice of Southwest Ohio’s new inpatient center will be a place for seriously ill patients to have their symptoms managed aroundthe-clock. The center will provide a safe, intimate place for patients when continuous care is needed but hospitalization is not desired. Hospice of Southwest Ohio has long provided compassionate care throughout Greater Cincinnati to seriously ill patients in their home. This same quality, compassionate care will be delivered to patients in the new center, where each room is outfitted with state-of-the-art equip-

ment. The center includes a family gathering space and peaceful outdoor garden. “For eight years we’ve been helping seriously ill patients and their families in their home,” says Joe Killian, CEO, Hospice of Southwest Ohio. “Our entire staff and dedicated volunteers are so happy that soon we can provide our clients the option of receiving around-theclock care in this beautiful new setting. We think caregivers will welcome the option of an inpatient facility when continuous care is needed, but hospitalization is not necessary.” The Patient Care Center will accept patients beginning in the fall. An Open House is planned for later this summer. Learn more at 513-7700820 or visit

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7475 Muchmore Close : Hardin Carol L. to Hale Thomas E. Jr.; $187,500. 7516 Muchmore Close : Breth Diane E. Tr to Slauson Mary Ellen; $331,500.


7832 Dearborn Court: Anstaett Kenneth & Elinore S. Malloy Anstaett to Neill Jason M.; $86,000. 7832 Dearborn Court: Anstaett Kenneth & Elinore S. Malloy Anstaett to Neill Jason M.; $86,000. 7832 Dearborn Court: Anstaett Kenneth & Elinore S. Malloy Anstaett to Neill Jason M.; $86,000.


6624 Rosalee Lane: Staubach Maryanne C. to Riethman Gregory & Katherine C.; $235,000. 7263 Longfield Drive: Eppert Kimberly A. to Cain Jessica A.; $180,000. 7371 Mingo Lane: Sheanshang Catherine A. to Blessing David S. & Erica; $256,700.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Cream of Caffeine in Deer Park

The formerly Buffalo Mountain Coffee has reopened as The Cream of Caffeine at the corner of Plainfield and Galbraith roads in Deer Park. Hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The shop is closed Sunday. Owners Jackie Kroger and stepson Joey Kroger are no strangers to the coffee world. This is their third coffee shop, one being the Lobby Latte located inside of the Jewish Hospital in Kenwood. The Cream of Caffeine offers a large variety of drip and gourmet coffees along with Lattes, Espresso drinks, frozen Frapps, Smoothies and PowerBlendZ Protein and Energizer shakes. They also have a variety of muffins, pastries and breakfast sandwiches along with lunch specials.



7460 Shewango Way: Smyth Patricia A. to Jones Jon; $255,000. 7905 Mapleleaf Drive: Apel Carolyn T. to Apel Carolyn T.; $120,000. 7912 Locust Lane: Moorehead Raymond Ray to Riedmiller Josh A. & Amy M.; $190,000.

Joe Cochran, 30, 4823 Winona Terrace, assault at 5300 Ridge Road, June 4. Zanonia Buckner, 39, 1853 Hawkins Ave., felonious assault at 5300 Ridge Road, June 4.




3826 South Berkley Circle: Morequity Inc. to Haglage Properties LLC; $67,000. 3930 Elm Ave.: Schell Amy C. to Schell Kevin Charles; $110,000. 4225 Sibley Ave.: Miller Mark A. & Abigail B. to U.S. Bank National Association Tr; $44,000.


11789 Wingate Lane: Seward Road Investments LLC to Low Eric J. & Pamela J.; $472,500. 8356 Wicklow Ave.: Rademacher Eric W. & Megan E. to Weltzin Nathaniel R. & Roxanna J.; $135,000. 8764 Killarney Court: Haas Scott C. to Kyde David J.; $88,900.

Aggravated robbery Merchant reported at 5245 Ridge Ave., May 31. Menacing Victim threatened at 6631 Cambridge, May 30. Robbery Merchant reported at 3400 Highland, May 30. Theft Currency of unknown value removed at 6537 Brackenridge Ave., May 31.

DEER PARK Arrests/citations Terry P. Procas, 57, 4240 Oakwood Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 4240 Oakwood Ave., June 9. Brooke A. Gambrell, 23, 3360 Brotherton Road, disorderly

conduct at Blue Ash Road, June 8. Andrew R. Twidale, 52, 7829 Plainfield Road, criminal trespass at 7837 Plainfield Road, June 8. James Michael Cunningham, 18, 4740 N. Edgewood Drive, criminal trespass, drug paraphernalia at 7837 Plainfield Road, June 8. Loretta White, 39, 4245 Eastern Ave., telephone harsssment at 1000 Main St., June 5.

State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) introduced legislation to help Ohio veterans receive their Ohio Veterans Bonus. The Ohio Veterans Bonus provides a small cash bonus to those Ohioans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or the Persian Gulf. There is also a cash benefit for those who served in support of those conflicts, as well as a death benefit for the families of those who did not make it back home. “In spite of the overwhelming support of the veterans bonus at the ballot box in 2009, we’ve found that many eligible veterans are still unaware of this important benefit,” Rep. Pillich said. “Time is running out to apply. This bill will help spread the word to those who served our nation in time of war.” House Bill 166 will

permit veterans to identify themselves on their Ohio tax return. The Ohio Department of Veterans Services can then help these service members apply for the veterans bonus.

House Democrats roll out JobsOhio Accountability Act

State Reps. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery), John Patrick Carney (D-Columbus), Denise Driehaus (D-Clifton) and Matt Lundy (DElyria held a press conference to unveil the JobsOhio Accountability Act, a comprehensive four point plan to ensure accountability at the state’s controversial economic development entity. This comprehensive plan will bring JobsOhio in line with the same standards as other state agencies, by restoring state ethics and public records standards, requiring a full public audit by the auditor of state, creating a website

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Robert E. Rosenberger, 67, 6592 Madeira Hills, domestic violence, May 20. Jill M. Smith, 42, 6421 Euclid

Assault Victim struck at 7253 Boleyn Drive, June 2. Burglary

Criminal damaging At 4390 Matson Ave., June 10. Criminal trespass, drug paraphernalia At 7837 Plainfield Road, June 8. Disorderly conduct At Blue Ash Road, June 8. Theft At 4233 E. Galbraith Road, June 10.

to track the dollars, reinstating the inspector general’s authority and establishing whistleblower protections.

State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) introduced legislation to protect student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death of student athletes. It kills 2,000 children a year, according to the American Pediatric Association. It is also the number one killer of adults in this country. The law requires parents to review and sign an informational document that discusses sudden cardiac arrest prior to their child being permitted to participate in school sports.

Residence entered and currency and safe of unknown value removed at 3904 Mantel Ave., May 28. Residence entered and TV, game system and currency of unknown value removed at 7501 School Road, May 30. Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at Montgomery Road, May 26. Criminal mischief Reported at 8647 Tudor Ave., June 1. Endangering children Reported at Cornell Road, May 30. Theft Clothing valued at $20 at 4060 E Galbraith, May 30. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8129 Montgomery Road, June 3. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 30. Socks valued at $28 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 1. Phone of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 1. Check valued at $120 removed at 3936 E Galbraith Road, May 31.

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Madeira cadet represents The Citadel in Canada

Cadet Samuel Charles Harris of Madeira will travel to Canada this summer with The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes. The Citadel's premier musical unit will participate in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, the largest indoor show in the world featuring more than 2,000 Canadian and international military and civilian performers. As one of the 21 companies comprising the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, the Regimental Band and Pipes leads the way and sets the tempo that all other cadets follow. While the Regimental Band and Pipes functions as a single cadet company at The Citadel, it has two parts – the Regimental Band and the Regimental Pipe Band. The Regimental Band has about 80 cadet musicians. The Pipe Band has a drum major and approximately 30 to 35 pipers and drummers. Harris is majoring in criminal justice.

Domestic incident At Eleck Road, May 30. Domestic violence At Euclid, May 26. Theft Cellphone taken at 7121 Sanoma Ave., May 30.

Kerry Walton, 44, 1317 Clay St., theft, drug paraphernalia at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 3. Keith Figher, 21, 1006 Woodlawn Ave., criminal damaging, drug abuse at 4213 Kugler Mill Road, May 31. Mai Vue, 39, 4880 Imperial Drive, theft, drug paraphernalia at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 1. Michiah Shells, 20, 8979 Daly Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 1.


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