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MADEIRA — Ann and John Kean can look back on a lot of good times when they consider the 10 years they have been organizing the Madeira Mile street race and 1K family fun run. The Madeira couple witnessed track and field star Brad Neumann set the record for time run by a male at 4 minutes, 28 seconds in 2004. They cheered cross country champion Elizabeth Heinbach when she set the record for females by running the mile in 5:07 in 2011. The Keans even witnessed attendees Republican Jean Schmidt and Democrat Paul Hackett, then opponents in a contentious run for the post of U.S. representative for Ohio’s Second District, smile together for a picture. On the other hand, there was the time emcee and radio talk host Bill Cunningham told every youngster who crossed the finish line that they’d won the children’s race – leaving the Keans in a press of parents demanding the

John and Ann Kean are keeping the Madeira Mile alive. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

blue ribbons owed their little darlings. Cunningham of 700 WLW is back this year as master of ceremonies of the Madeira Mile, which will for the 15th year kick off Madeira’s Independence Day parade. The one-mile street race down Miami Avenue will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, just south of Galbraith Road, and end in front of Starbucks Coffee Co. at 7011 Miami Ave. The family fun run starts 15 minutes later.

The Madeira Mile attracts some 200 people each year – some serious athletes, others whose only goal is to complete the race. The Keans credit a committed group of volunteers and city employees for keeping the Madeira Mile viable. The truth is that the race initially sponsored by the Madeira Republican Club was in serious danger of becoming no more than a nice memory and had in fact lapsed for one year when the Keans revived the Madeira Mile. It’s a race Ann Kean is especially equipped to save. When she’s not teaching “creative foods” at Madeira High School, she’s putting Madeira Middle School boys and girls through the paces as a crosscountry coach. Proceeds from the Madeira Mile benefit sports such as cross country and, formerly, bowling, in the Madeira City Schools for which admission is not charged. Ann Kean says she get pleasure from seeing all the smiling faces at the Madeira Mile. “We’re so happy we do it be-



Students from Madeira, Moeller, Mount Notre Dame, Sycamore and Ursuline participated in Relay for Life.

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Deer Park’s city council is studying whether to combine public services with Silverton and Amberley Village – a growing trend in small municipalities across the country. Council approved a resolution permitting Safety-Service Director Mike Berens to contract with Management Partners, as well as Silverton and Amberley Village. The study will attempt to find more ways for the communities to share services such as maintenance and dispatching, reducing money spent by each. The agreement includes a onetime fee of $4,650 for each community. » Council also awarded an engineering and design bid to Kleingers and Associates for the Dalton Avenue road construction project. Deer Park received two grants, totaling about $345,000, from the Ohio Public Works Commission and a Community Development block grant for repairs to the street. The city will receive the money from the grants beginning July 1, and about $55,000 will come from Deer Park’s budget to fund the $400,000 project. » In November, voters will



decide whether the city should participate in an opt-out program for both gas and electric aggregation. If approved by voters, the city will have to become certified to become an aggregator and choose a supplier for the program’s participants. If the program takes place, all residents using Duke Energy will automatically be enrolled and residents will have to withdraw from it. Councilman Ron Tolliver See SERVICES, Page A2

Township wary of car wash proposal Location is ‘front door’ to development By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — Trustees in Columbia Township aren’t against a new car wash along Ridge Road, but they’d like to see more details before signing off. Trustees heard a presentation by Robert Gerwin, a developer and potential owner of Car Wash USA Express, a car wash

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franchise with 14 locations in the Memphis, Tenn., area that’s planning to expand to four locations in the Cincinnati Langenkamp area. Gerwin said the car wash would make a $2.2 million investment and have one manager and six part-time employees. The gated car wash would offer free vacuums to those who buy car washes and autoSee WASH, Page A2

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matic kiosks for payment. However, it’s not the car wash’s services or investment that give the township pause, it’s the location. The car wash would be located along Ridge Road where the proposed Ridgepoint development is supposed to improve the blight

Gerwin noted that if his development is approved Neyer would agree to demolish the Penske building. He said the car wash would not fit on that site even with the building removed. Township Administrator Michael Lemon agreed with the trustees, suggesting the current potential location of the car wash would make it “the centerpiece” of the entire development. He said if the car wash were placed on the periphery of the development,

“we’d be much more receptive and supportive.” Langenkamp said placing a car wash in front of the site could hinder Neyer’s future attempts to find a tenant for the office park. “Ideally, that’s not what we’re looking for,” he said. Langenkamp said the township will need to see a site plan and would like Neyer to address the entrance to the office park in future plans for the car wash. Kubicki noted while the township has nothing


like cable or movies,” she said. “We’re trying to find savings in the budget, so it’s no longer feasible.” » Park Board Chair John Perin said the board decided to reject all bids received for the pavilion construction project at Chamberlin Park, adding that it hopes to find other types of funding, such as grants, before moving forward with the project. Perin said the lowest bid received was about $72,000, but the board is keeping the design for the project. Once it finds enough funding, then the board can move forward with the original design, he said.

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said he supported the move, hoping that council can lock in a lower rate. » Council also voted not to renew its contract with the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission, or ICRC, when it expires in October. Councilwoman Chris Hedger said that while ICRC provides a good service, she compared it to a household cutting extra services if a family has a layoff or pay cut. “If someone gets laid off or takes a pay cut, the first things to go are the extras,


against a car wash or similar businesses the development of the office park is the township’s main goal in that area. Jeff Chamot, of Neyer Properties, said the developer’s plans for the office and retail development “have not changed.” He said Neyer continues to work to find an anchor tenant for the development, and said even a small development like the car wash could spur future tenants to take a look at the site.

of the former Kmart and Penske buildings. Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp said the car wash’s location would block off the former Kmart site, which Neyer Properties has been attempting to develop as a mixed-use office and retail site. “To me, that’s your front door to the site,” he said. Trustee David Kubicki agreed with Langenkamp, suggesting the car wash move to the former Penske building, which has been an eyesore for several years.

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A Camargo Road vision By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA — An independent planner and economic analyst with a fondness for Madeira is considering volunteering his assistance in coming up with a vision for the Camargo Road corridor in the city. Peter Mallow of Sycamore Township said he definitely would not sign up for any such project until after Madeira City Council decides whether to give the go-ahead to a proposal to build a luxury apartment complex at the Camargo Road site formerly occupied by Kutol Products. Mallow has been talking to Madeira activist Doug Oppenheimer about a study of the corridor.

The halfway mark for 2012 is quickly approaching, and Deer Park still has plenty of celebrating to do for its centennial. Councilwoman Chris Hedger said most of the 200 tickets the city was given to sell for Sunday’s Reds game have been sold. Chicken on the Run is sold out. Councilman Hermann Tegenkamp said his business, Deer Park Inn, had about10 left as of June 11. If the city sells out of its first 200 tickets, it can get more from the Reds, Hedger said. Tickets are $10 each, and Mayor Dave Collins was recently informed he has been invited to throw out the first

pitch of the game. Catching the pitch will be recent Deer Park High School graduate and baseball player Chris Roetting. Park Board Chair John Perin solidified plans for the city’s centennial wiffleball tournament, which will be July 7 at Chamberlin Park, 7640 Plainfield Road. Teams with a Deer Park resident on it are $40 to register, while teams without will be $50. Perin also said the centennial parade will be Aug. 4, starting at St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road, and ending in Chamberlin Park. He added that about 70 entrants have already been registered for the parade, which begins at 4 p.m.. Centennial committee

member and Deer Park Historical Society founder Ann Poole was named grand marshal of the centennial parade. Poole worked for many years in various positions for the Deer Park School District, served as a city councilwoman, volunteered for several committees within the city, worked on several campaigns, was a Deer Park correspondent for the Northeast Suburban Life and is the current city historian. Poole was nominated by residents of Deer Park, as well as fellow historical society member Harvey Alcorn. For more about your community, visit DeerPark.

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Wick Hardenbergh of Cincinnati gives a thumbs up before Moeller High School's graduation. THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER


Moeller's major award winners of the class of 2012 stand together outside St. Susanna Church. Michael Riney (left) is Moeller's Gold Shield Award winner and school vice-captain, Brian Markgraf (middle) is the Man of Moeller Award winner and school captain, and Scott Nugent is the Fr. Chaminade Service Award winner and Pillar house captain. THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER


arents, family and friends gathered May 17 at St. Susanna Church in Mason to watch Archbishop Moeller High School’s class of 2012 accept their diplomas and graduate from the high school. Moeller’s 232 graduates will scatter across the country to dozens of different universities and colleges in the fall.

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Moeller's Joey Ward celebrates his first-place victory over Lakewood St. Edward's Edgar Bright at the state wrestling championships March 3. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Deer Park second baseman Lea Gatto scoops up the ground ball for coach Bill Newton's Lady Wildcats. THANKS TO ROB HAMANN

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KENWOOD — Be on alert NCAA wrestling: Joey Ward of Moeller High School is coming to a mat near you. He’s armed with two Ohio Division I championships (125 and 132 pounds), nationwide experience, Olympic-caliber training and a glistening white smile. And, now, he’s armed with his second Suburban Life Sportsman of the Year honor. More than 596,000 votes were cast in the Community Press and Recorder’s annual online contest this year. “The baby-faced assassin” just got his braces off and will soon be at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with plans to be an orthodontist. “We’ve had some great wrestlers come through here, but obviously winning two state titles, he’s probably the best or one of the top two or three,” Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. After transferring from Goshen, Ward did what few Ohio wrestlers have done by winning consecutive titles. In his senior year, with seven added pounds due to the changing weight classes, he did it with the proverbial “target” on his back. “It’s very difficult to win two,” Gaier said. “When you’re down in that lower, middle-range where he was, it’s tough. There’s a lot of experienced kids and guys that have been in the state finals before.” Ward’s semifinal match at 132 was against Kagan Squire of Wadworth, whom he defeated the previous year in the 126pound championship. He then beat Edgar Bright of Lakewood St. Edward. Both matches were decided by one point, with the championship going to overtime. “People would come up to me afterward and say, ‘You weren’t supposed to win,’” Ward said. Ward has been used to that. If you saw him walking the halls at Moeller, you might not guess he was a wrestler. He looks like your paper boy. “He’s definitely not the stereotype of the stocky-type, ‘Iowa style’ wrestler,” Gaier said. His success comes from countless hours on the mat at Moeller and at the Prodigy training center in Springboro. Ward was learning takedowns at age 4 before undertaking the rigors of finger painting in kindergarten. Even as the school year was winding down, Ward was still grappling. He recently returned from a meet out west between California’s all-stars and an Ohio national team where nearly everyone was a state champion. The team took second, and Ward suffered a rare occurrence...a loss. “I went 5-1 and I lost a match I was winning,” Ward said. “I got put on my back for the first time in two years. I was a little

DEER PARK — For the second year in a row, the Suburban Life Sportswoman of the Year is a Deer Park softball player. Autumn Bruewer took the honor a year ago and this season, junior Lea Gatto takes the prize. The honor is fitting for the slick-fielding second baseman who grew up playing with Bruewer and last year’s seniors Casey Berling and Stacie Bradford. “She actually played with them since she was about 5 years old,” mother Shelli Gatto said. “The coach asked her to play with them because she saw she was a good player and thought she could handle it.” She’s been handling it ever since for Deer Park coach Bill Newton, going from a role player to a leader on this year’s team loaded with freshmen and sophomores. “She was our most experienced player as a junior and she fit in well with the younger girls,” Newton said. Deer Park finished 14-8 and tied for third in the Cincinnati Hills League this season after sharing the league title a year ago with veterans. Both seasons Gatto patrolled second base with grace and style. “She’s the most amazing second baseman I’ve ever seen,” Newton said. “She made like 10 diving stops this year and turned five double plays. She could play a very good second base on a baseball team.” At Deer Park, second base is a crucial position as the Lady Wildcats tend to pitch players outside. By Newton’s count, Gatto has made just two errors in three years and she's sometimes insisted on an error on plays the most others wouldn’t make. Her secret is the tried-and-true theory of repetition. “When we have batting practice and she’s done, she’ll say, ‘Hey Newton, can you hit me some ground balls?’” he said. “Then she’ll say, ‘Can you hit it harder? Can you hit it up the middle? Can you hit it to my right?’ She dives in practice and she gets mad if she doesn’t catch it.” According to Gatto, "getting dirty” was added to her repertoire this season. Despite the increased need for laundry additives, her mother said that’s her favorite aspect of her daughter’s game. “When she dives for the ball she always knows what to do and knows where to go with it,” Shelli Gatto said. Lea Gatto led Deer Park in assists and had a fielding percentage of .988. She’ll be just one of three seniors next year and she’s proud of what her team did this spring considering they had seven freshmen and five sophomores. “Our team was really young but a lot of

Two-time Ohio Division I state wrestling champion Joey Ward, center, joins his family, from left, dad Joe Ward, brother Jacoby Ward, brother Jordan Ward and mom Beth Ward. (PROVIDED)

THE WARD FILE Favorite food or restaurant: Chinese food Favorite music: Mac Miller, J Cole, Drake, Lil Wayne Favorite TV show: Sportscenter on ESPN Favorite movie: Hangover & The Avengers Favorite subject in school: Calculus Best high school memory: Hitting back-to-back super ducks with my drill partner Tyler Ziegler in both of our district finals matches, where we both ended No. 1 seeds for state. Something people may not know about you: In National Honor Society Something you are NOT good at: Drawing/artistic ability

dissatisfied.” Despite his previous accolades, you could hear the disappointment in Ward’s voice. However, his intelligence is such that it’s doubtful he’ll be caught off guard by a similar move again. Ask Edgar Bright of Lakewood St. Edward, who defeated Ward early in Moeller’s wrestling campaign. “One of the best things for me was taking that loss early in the season,” Ward said. “A loss helps. I’ve watched the film already 10 times. You learn more from a loss than you do from a win.” For the Moeller wrestling faithful sad to see Joey graduate, be assured that more “Ward warriors” are on the way. Joey’s brother Jacoby will be a freshman next fall. Jacoby Ward is already known around prep wrestling circles and he’s following the same path as his older brother. “He’s about to go on a trip that I did when I was his age,” Ward said. “He’s going to travel the whole summer with the Ohio all-star team.” Nothing is guaranteed, but logic and DNA can be powerful things. “That would be sweet to continue the Ward name at Moeller,” Ward said. “(Younger brother) Jordan will also be coming in.” After working a summer camp at North Carolina, Ward reports to the Tar Heels program officially in August. As part of his Sportsman win, he received tickets for a June Cincinnati Reds game courtesy of the club.

The family of Deer Park softball second baseman Lea Gatto are, from left: Mom Shelli Gatto; brother, Eric; dad, Jeff Gatto, and Lea. THANKS TO SHELLI GATTO

THE GATTO FILE Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse Favorite music: Anything but country Favorite TV show: Vampire Diaries Favorite movie: Avatar Favorite subject in school: Ceramics and math Best high school memory: Winning league for softball Something people may not know about you: I volunteer every Saturday for a dog rescue group called Recycled Doggies. I am at PetSmart in Milford from 10:30 to 4:30 setting up, talking to people, walking and playing with dogs, cleaning out cages, and helping dogs that we have saved from being euthanized find their forever homes. We also foster dogs and puppies in our own home and I help care for them on a daily basis. OR, I had my left ring finger cut off when I was younger because another child slammed it in a door. Luckily they were able to reattach it and for the most part, it has grown back. Something you are NOT good at: Keeping my room clean

them were pretty good softball players,” Gatto said. “They had to learn to grow up really fast. High school ball is a totally different thing than rec ball.” When not gathering ground balls for her coach, Lea and her mother volunteer with the organization “Recycled Doggies” ( The group gathers and fosters animals. In addition to the three dogs already at their house, Lea and Shelli often have a couple more on a temporary basis, nursing them along. “We get a lot of dogs that the shelter is going to euthanize because there’s not enough room and it’s too much for them to watch them,” Gatto said. “A lot of people find them. We take the ‘raggedy’ dogs and the ones kind of on ‘Death Row’ and foster them until they can be rescued by their forever home.” It’s another example of the straight-A, people-pleasing person Lea Gatto is. With a 4.0 grade point average and National Honor Society recognition, she’s worked hard in the classroom and in her extracurriculars, which has included soccer and basketball in addition to softball. “I would take 10 Leas any day of the week,” Newton said.


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LaRosa’s names 6 female MVP finalists Heinbach among nominees Six outstanding area female high school athletes have been named as finalists for Greater Cincinnati’s premier prep sports’ award for the 2011-2012 school year. The male and female winners of the prestigious LaRosa’s “High School MVP of the Year” Award will be announced at the annual Buddy LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Sunday, June 24, in televised ceremonies at the CET studios in Cincinnati. Inaugurated in the Class of 1987, the LaRosa’s Male and Female MVPs of the Year awards are the oldest on-going awards given annually in Greater Cincinnati to honor outstanding high school athletic achievement. The athletes were nominated by area high schools, fans and coaches. The nominated athletes include Chandler Clark, Notre Dame Academy; Caitlyn Forman, Notre Dame Academy: Elizabeth Heinbach, Indian Hill; Sydney Moss, Boone County; Danielle Pfeifer, McAuley; and Claudia Saunders, Princeton. More on the local nominee:

Elizabeth Heinbach, Indian Hill High School Elizabeth Heinbach earned 12 varsity letters in

her great career, and accomplished something very few athletes have ever accomplished – as a junior she was named the Conference Player of the Year in three different sports during the same school year. In cross country, Heinbach earned first-team AllConference, first-team AllCity and first-team All-Ohio honors four straight years. Her senior year she won her third straight league title (setting a course record 18.33 in the CHL meet), fourth straight district championship and was regional runner-up. She was named CHL Cross Country Runner of the Year (for the third time). In swimming this past season, Heinbach was sectional champ in the 200 IM and was named first-team All-City and helped her team to the Ohio Division II state runner-up title. She has been first-team All-City in swimming three straight years, as well as being named all-Ohio four straight years. In track and field, Heinbach this past year was CHL champ in the 800, district runner-up in the 1600 and district and regional runner-up in the 3200. She has been named first team All-City twice by The Enquirer. A National Honor Society student, Heinbach will swim next year at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.


The Cincinnati United Sycamore Australia U16 girls are champions of the 2012 Club Ohio Nike Challenge Cup, finishing with a tournament record of 3-0-1 while outscoring their opponents 7-2. In front, from left, are Kelly Woodward (Ursuline Academy), Madison Castellanos (Loveland), MacKenzie Johnson (Loveland), Ronnie Huon (Madeira), Darby Moloney (Loveland), Beth Rawson (Loveland) and Olivia Sutton (Milford). In back are Emily Dicks (Mason), Cassie Hoesl (MND), Regina Doench (Princeton), Lucy Sweeney (Indian Hill), Hailey Martin (Princeton), Hayley Robinson (Milford), Skyler Wilson (Princeton), Paige Ratterman (Loveland), Katrina Schroeder (Milford), Abbie Wootton (Mason) and coach Mike Prosser. THANKS TO MICHAEL WILSON


Madeira High School Mustang football camp is Monday through Wednesday, June 25-27, at the school’s practice and game facilities. Players entering kindergarten through sixth grades will have camp from 8-10 a.m. Players entering seventh and eighth grades will have camp from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $45 for the younger group, and $60 for the older group. Fee includes a T-shirt. Campers should dress in shorts, a T-shirt and cleats or tennis shoes. Campers will receive instruction from high school and middle school coaches and varsity players using Madeira Mustang terminology. Camp will consist of indi-

vidual position instruction, specialty instruction and breakout groups of team instruction. The middle school athletes will also begin to work as a unit with their grade-level coaches. Forms are available at Call 985-6078, or e-mail

Hermans camps

The 2012 OSYSA Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South will be conducted throughout the area. Visit /camps/soccerunlimited.htm for complete time and pricing information.



» June 25-29, Anderson and Deer Park. » July 23-27, Deer Park, Sycamore » July 30-Aug. 3, Fairfax, Madeira, Indian Hill, Mariemont, Kings Soccer Club, Mason. Hermans is a former professional player and Holland and the former head coach of the Xavier University men’s soccer team. He trains many club teams and is the assistant coach for the Dutch Lions Professional team. Contact Jack Hermans or the OSYSA office at 232-7916, or 576-9555, or e-mail

Former Deer Park High School football standout Alonzo Brown has decided to continue his athletic and academic careers at Muskingum University, according to head coach Al Logan. Brown will be a member of Muskingum’s Class of 2016 that will start school in August 2012. Brown, a 5-foot-10, 203pound safety was team captain and honorable mention allconference. He was voted best defensive back on the team. He is the son of Churee Brown.

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Madeira residents, be very afraid I want to thank Madeira Proud for its efforts to counter the plan for Camargo Crossing. We need to balance the pipeline of information .. “Our” council needs to be mature enough to balance the needs of the residents with the wants of developers for the greatest good of all. The Euclid condos sold 18 under construction; new housing by firehouse (pending); Railroad Avenue to be one lane one way; Amarin to be torn down for Chase Bank (pending); you shut down Dawson Road all summer and that is a huge nightmare for traffic. A traffic study allocates about 238 vehicles per hour on Miami, without the above. Add to that 184 apartments and I don’t see residents contrib-

uting to gross sales of Madeira because there will be nowhere to park. How many cars don’t stop for crosswalk lights now? As rental property the developer can deduct all property tax, maintenance, cleaning expenses, whereas we just deduct taxes. So why give them an abatement? National Transportation Safety Board stats show the ramifications of building close to a rail line. Homes don’t carry value, renters will sign a lease, pay deposit and be subjected to toxic cocktails, soot, noise, horns on path of a freight line not to mention the dangers cited – about 1,000 people killed each year when developers build on rail corridor. Elderly, children and folks

with low immunology should not live near tracks.The Federal Railroad Administration governs the line, but our council Sami Smith COMMUNITY PRESS is delivering an accident/illness GUEST COLUMNIST waiting to happen. Seniors should not subject their health to a known condition so don’t push Camargo for seniors. Tom Moeller admits city hall has no control over who sells property in Madeira for bank or apartments. So once complex is up developer can sell to Metropolitan Housing. and the devel-

CH@TROOM June 13 question How should the United States respond to the atrocities in Syria?

“Tough question. Under the present administration, America ignored the atrocities in Iran and that nation's dictator continues making nuclear threats against American and Israel. “Then America ignored the situation in Egypt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. “However when it came to Libya, America claimed a NATO mandated no-fly zone forced us to help topple Libya's Muammar Gaddafi. That also cost American taxpayers billions of dollars. “Meanwhile America ignored the situation in Yemen that led to the overthrow of that nation's dictator and until now, has ignored the situation in Syria. After all that, America still has no clear policy for dealing with the 'Arab Spring.’ “Before taking any halfhearted action in Syria, President Obama needs to first produce a comprehensive policy for

NEXT QUESTION Are you concerned that if Greece drops the Euro it will affect the U.S. stock market and the U.S. economy? Why or why not? Would you be willing to pay a toll for using the Brent Spence Bridge? Why or why not? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

the Middle East in cooperation with our allies, if possible, and then take the appropriate action consistent with that policy, whatever action that may be. “But don't bet on any of this happening before the election.” R.V. “Why should we respond at all? We cannot afford to try to right all the wrongs in the world, and when we try people hate us for it. “If the issue was in Canada or

Mexico I could make a case for it. If Turkey, Iraq, Israel, and Jordan, countries that border them, don't see a need to respond why should we? “We have enough to worry about at home.” F.S.D. “We have seen and experienced in the Bush administration how a U.S. unilateral intervention just leads to draining our military, physically and mentally. It also runs up enormous debt and seems to be forgotten in the long term by citizens at home. “With the administration currently winding down Afghanistan and much of the Iraq war behind us, the U.S. just doesn't have the resources to get involved in Syria.” “The Syrian situation is one that should be shocking to all of the civilized countries of this world. Therefore it needs to be a response that is sanctioned and devised through the United Nations or through NATO. I.P.

Obesity epidemic threatens health $147 billion! In today’s financial world, we discuss the terms billion and even trillions, as inconsequential. Why $147 billion? That’s the amount we spend as a nation each year in direct medical costs as a result of obesity. Recent studies have predicted that by 2030, the rate of obesity in the U.S. could be over 40 percent. Here in Hamilton County, the numbers are even worse than what we see nationally. Twentytwo percent of our third-graders are obese. The adult obesity rate is 26 percent. While money is a good way to draw attention to the issue, the true heartbreak is in the human suffering brought on by obesity. Hamilton County Public Health recently had an opportunity to share a public preview of the current HBO series “Weight of the Nation.” I must admit that the film was shocking, moving and ultimately, scary. Our current generation of youth could likely be the first in recorded history to live shorter lives than the previous generation, entirely due to obesity. What’s fueling this epidemic? Government policies have

helped make less-than-desirable foods inexpensive while healthy foods like fruits and vegetables are more exTim Ingram pensive. ToCOMMUNITY PRESS day’s portion GUEST COLUMNIST sizes are larger. Soda and sugarsweetened drinks are staples contributing thousands of empty calories to our diets. Concurrently, physical activity is on the decline. Combined with increased caloric intake, this is a deadly combination. Finally, we are bombarded with messaging from the food industry, to the tune of nearly $30 billion a year in advertising. As county health commissioner, it’s difficult for me to sit back and watch this epidemic progress because at the end of the day, most of it is preventable and ultimately reversible. There is no single answer. One comprehensive approach is the burgeoning WeTHRIVE! movement. WeTHRIVE! represents individuals and organizations joining together to make our communities, workplaces,



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schools and places of worship healthier. WeTHRIVE! has already worked with several communities in Hamilton County to develop safe and accessible play areas for children. Representatives have worked with convenience stores and produce distributors to include fresh foods in their product offerings. WeTHRIVE! ambassadors partner with schools, daycare centers and after-school activity facilities to include healthy foods, exercise opportunities and tobacco-free policies. A good place to start is with a visit to Adopt a school or daycare facility and help them get healthy. Start a community garden. Work with your local convenience store to sell fresh foods. Encourage your families to incorporate physical activity into your daily regimen. Text HEALTH to 300400 and join the free Txt4Health program to receive text tips on healthy lifestyles. Let’s make the healthy choice the easy and affordable choice throughout Hamilton County. Tim Ingram is the health commissioner for Hamilton County.

oper walks. I notified council of 29 houses in foreclosure in Madeira which shows bad economics for our taxpayers who depend on a school of excellence. Those 29 houses can become Section 8 housing. There are two houses in Madeira on Section 8 and the apartments on Shawnee Run. We just passed a school levy while enrollment is declining to keep our status of excellent while our council is considering adding a rental campground to our “quaint single-family housing oriented community.” John Dobbs says Madeira has a vital business district. If business is booming why is Amarin shuttering doors for lack of business? The grand fir tree at

Depot is coming down for Centennial Park. We are loosing a landmark to preserve history and a restaurant with roots? Where have the “business,” “quaint” and “ pride” gone? I provided council with an AARP National article for trend housing and Camargo is not close. Why would anyone live by a railroad track when Harper’s Point or Old Montgomery is 4.7 miles away, with same amenities and no train? Seniors are 33 percent of our residents. You have power. Speak up. Parents, get the burden facts for your school. Taxpayers, be very afraid! Sami Smith is a 42-year resident of Madeira.

Fostering parenting brings forth a love story My foster care story is a love story. But it’s not the kind of love story you expect. It begins with my divorce. In spite of my three beautiful children, I was feeling sorry for myself and began searching for something more. The answer to my prayers found me. A teenage girl from my neighborhood came to me for advice. Weeks later, she approached me, and told me I was very helpful to her. She said, “Miss Maria, you should become a fosMaria Bonds COMMUNITY PRESS ter mother.” The GUEST COLUMNIST young lady went on to confess that she herself was a foster child. “What?” I said. “You can’t be; you don’t look like a foster child!” She responded, “That’s because I have a good foster mother.” My young neighbor refused to give up on me. She referred me to her foster mother, who in turn, told me about Lighthouse Youth Services. The staff at Lighthouse is amazing! They are genuinely friendly, take time to get to know you, welcome you with open arms, and value each and every person involved with foster care. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. They taught and prepared me for what I may face as a foster parent, and are still there to support me every step of the way. I have been a foster parent for six years now. I have had 11 foster children in those years. Some more challenging than others, some staying longer than others, but, no matter what, each of them experienced love.

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FOR MORE INFO Lighthouse Youth Services launched the new Be the Somebody foster parent recruitment campaign in 2012 in response to Hamilton County’s shortage of foster parents. Nearly 40 percent of Hamilton County foster children are sent out of the county to be cared for in a foster home in an unfamiliar community. Lighthouse Youth Services has been providing foster care as part of its continuum of care for abused and neglected children for more than 30 years and is currently the leading provider of foster care in Hamilton County, serving more than 150 children in Lighthouse licensed foster homes. For more information about Lighthouse Foster Care, call 513-487-7135 or visit online at

It is sad to think that not every child out there gets a hug before crawling into bed. I wish everyone had the opportunity to see the transformation of a child, with just a little compassion, patience and love. I have seen children completely changed in a matter of days. All they needed was for someone to teach them what love is. It is then that they learn to love themselves. And it really does work, if you take the time. Love changes people for the better, and I see it in my home every time a kid comes in. And the best part is, Lighthouse foster care makes it possible. After all, the heart of Lighthouse is love. Maria Bonds is a Lighthouse foster parent. She lives in Finneytown.

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.





PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES Getting comfy in their tent are these campers from the "Big Fat Meowers" group. From left: Rachel Culley, Cara Daggitt, Amber Castellanos and Lauren Johnson. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Hundreds of candled luminaria encircle the stadium track to honor those who have fought cancer, win or lose. Here the focus is on Lydia Wu who, in 2006, succumbed at just age 10. Lydia's family has honored her battle by leading the luminaria ceremony each year since her passing. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS



upport of the American Cancer Society through Relay For Life is making a difference in the lives of millions of cancer survivors and their families across the nation. Since 2004 the Montgomery area has been part of that process. On May 11-12 the annual event was again staged at Sycamore High School where high school team members continuously walked the athletic field track throughout the night to earn donations from sponsors and friends. Five schools participated this year - Ursuline, Mount Notre Dame, Moeller, Madeira and Sycamore. The theme is to “Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.” Abbey Sullivan from American Cancer Society said $135,000 was raised this year and more than $1million has been raised since 2004. There were 1,300 participants from 134 teams, not to mention 550 adult volunteers. Here are a few scenes from the night.

These dancing campers, called "Stueve," from Mount Notre Dame, show some hot moves. The group includes Ali Helwig, Grace Adkins, Courtney Naber, Catalina Ardon, Karlee Jackson and Maria Veneziano. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

This band of Sycamore sophomores, "Bright Eyed Youth," entertains the Relay For Life crowd early Friday evening, May 11. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A time for reflection and contemplation. The stadium lights were extinguished for the hour-long luminaria ceremony to allow everyone a chance to remember those who lost their fight with cancer. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

This team from Sycamore, with the imposing title: "Unostentatious, Prodigious, Erudite Adversaries," includes, from left: sitting, Eric Pruitt, Matt Schneider, Connor Pruitt and Michael Bigliano; standing, Jason Darpel, Justin Pruitt, Dallas Stokes, Luke Conlon and Andrew Sadler. TERRENCE

Instrumental in having everything run smoothly were these parent co-chairs Terry Peck (left) and Eily Jones. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR



These Sycamore sophomores comprised "Team Starkid." From left: Jamie Ross, Nikita Tandon, Hayley Huge, Lauren Thompson, Ana Barras, Krittika Chatterjee and Giulia Mezzabotta. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The western sky takes on a shade of indigo as Zak Morse, of St. Xavier, entertains the crowd with guitar solos. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Relay For Life campers from Mount Notre Dame, Ursuline and Sycamore enjoy the perfect spring weather. From left: front, Solomon McMullen; standing, Lauren Niehaus, Lexie Martino, Sami Mehbod, Erica How, Nathan Silverman, Holly Carota, Emily Battista, Nina Folchi and Alex Malone. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Art Centers & Art Museums Sycamore Center Art Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Art Room. Works displayed throughout the center. Presented by Sycamore Center Artists. 686-1010; Blue Ash.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

Literary - Crafts Star Wars Craft Days: Chewbacca Sock Puppet, 4-5 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Ages 12 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Music - Concerts Summer Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Outdoors. Sycamore Community Band, volunteer band of 65 members that performs repertoire of marches, classics, patriotic and pop. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Sycamore Community Band. 247-1330. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Henry Phillips, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Shopping Flower Hour, 4-6 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Manager specials. Through June 28. 683-1581. Symmes Township.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 7-9 p.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 Business Seminars Smart Money Choices Conference Series, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Post-bankruptcy certification for the budgeting and credit and debt courses. Free. Registration required. 800-228-1102, option 1; Blue Ash.

Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Kevin Fox. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Involves being stretched by trained instructor in shallow water with 5-10 pound weights attached to body. Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Exhibits Model Railroad Train Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Greater Cincinnati Modular Railroad Association model train display. Free. 984-9400; Kenwood.



St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 7754 Montgomery Road, Rides, raffle, games, food, music, bid ‘n’ buy booth, split-the-pot and more. Free. 791-9030; Sycamore Township.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries A Soup Opera by Jim Gill, 2-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Read and sing book together. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Films JCC Summer Cinema Series, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, “Melting Away” (Namess Ba’geshem). $10, $8 members. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Music - Acoustic Bob Crawford, 7-11 p.m., Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Acoustic rock covers from ‘60s to today. Free. 703-1447. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Lipid Profile and PSA, 6:30-9:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Lipid Profile includes cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose. $20-$25. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery. Health Talk, 6-7 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Madeira, 7907 Euclid Ave., Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 272-9200; Madeira.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, The Soul Pocket Band. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 7458550; Blue Ash.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., MVP Sports Bar & Grille, 6923 Plainfield Road, Free. 794-1400; Silverton.

On Stage - Comedy Henry Phillips, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Summer Enrichment Fun, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Gaines United Methodist Church, 5707 Madison Road, Weekly through Aug. 3. Reading enrichment program for children entering grades 1-6. Includes crafts, games, service projects and stories of hope. Free breakfast and lunch. Free. Presented by Ohio River Valley District of the United Methodist Church. 271-9096; Madisonville.

Support Groups Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Exhibits Model Railroad Train Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, Free. 984-9400; Kenwood.

Festivals St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Free. 791-9030; Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness Get Fit for Life, 2-3:30 p.m., Whole Care Chiropractic, 4434 Carver Woods Drive, Information session on safe, rapid weight loss, doctor supervised and supported, non-drug, lifestyle education for permanent results. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Through Aug. 25. 489-9515; Blue Ash.

Home & Garden The Frisch Marionette Company's Variety Sho is coming to the Loveland Branch Library at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21. See hand puppets and trick marionettes perform songs, dances and comedy routines. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Public Library. THANKS TO PHYLLIS HEGNER

Road, Graduating senior of Ursuline Academy performing debut dance recital in Bharatanatyam, 2000-year-old dance form performed with jewelry and costumes. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 860-1456; Indian Hill.

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297; Madisonville.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.


Recorder Camp, 1-3:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, June 25-29. Beginners welcome to five-day music camp. Finish camp knowing how to play a recorder, having learned a variety of playing techniques, complete songs and how to play with others. Ages 2-3. $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Circus Camp, 9-11:30 a.m. (Grades 1-4) and 1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 5-8), Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, June 25-29. Learn age-appropriate skills including stilt-walking, the rolling globe, juggling, “tight wire,†clowning and more. Camp will be led by Steve Roenker, director of the My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus, the area’s only non-profit education institution dedicated to youth circus. Circus Camp concludes with performance. $120. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Farm to Table II, 9:30 a.m.noon, Greenacres Foundation, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, June 25-29. Grades 4-5. By experiencing the farm first-hand, campers will focus on sustainable practices and ways to better care for our environment. Enjoy the delicious recipes prepared while relying on food from the earth in its simplest form. $170. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Exhibits Model Railroad Train Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, Free. 984-9400; Kenwood.

On Stage - Comedy Henry Phillips, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville.

Recreation Rafting, 11 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Rafting trip with Jewish young professionals, ages 21-35. Lunch provided. Meet at Mayerson JCC at 10 a.m. to carpool or caravan to Morgan’s Fort Ancient Canoe Livery. Ages 21 and up. $5. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 3730300; Amberley Village.

MONDAY, JUNE 25 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. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005; Madeira.

On Stage - Student Dance Nitika Subramanian: Arangetram, 3:30-6 p.m., Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given

insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Madisonville.

Ultimate Frisbee, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ages 20-35. Held outdoors on front lawn. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Terrarium Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Loveland Greenhouse, $5, plus materials. 683-1581; Symmes Township. Henry Phillips, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Registration required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per

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Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp at the J, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Continues weekdays through June 29. Sports, art room, game room, swim lessons, indoor waterpark, outdoor pool, day trips, nature, crafts and music. For kindergarteneighth grade. Varies. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Camp Blue Fish, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through June 29. Group sports and games, arts, crafts and waterbased activities. Dress for weather. Ages 6-11. $100 per session. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Summer Camp - Nature Turner Farm Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Daily through June 29. Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to the soil, sun, water and each other. Ages 10-12. $175. Registration required. 561-7400; Indian Hill. Turner Farm Junior Farmer Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Daily through June 29. Work with products and resources on the farm, such as food, draft animals, farm equipment and wool. Campers must have completed at least one year of regular farm camp to be eligible. Ages 11-14. $175 per week. Registration required. 561-7400; Indian Hill. Get Creekin’, 9-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-3) and 1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 4-5), Greenacres Environmental and Agriculture Center, 8680 Spooky Hollow Road, June 25-29. Water, rocks and critters: spend the days exploring the waterways around Greenacres finding life under, in and around the water. $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Younger Anglers, 9-11:30 a.m., Greenacres Foundation, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Greenacres Pond Site. Grades 4-5. June 25-29. For fishing beginners. $115. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Summer Camp - Sports All Star Baseball and Softball Camp by Jump Start Sports, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through June 29. Girls and boys entering grades K-6 learn baseball fundamentals. Improve upon basics of batting, fielding, pitching, catching and base running. $120-$150. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Vertical Gardening Workshop, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Bring wooden picture frame sized for 8-by-10 photo. $15, plus materials. 683-1581; Symmes Township.

Literary - Libraries For Me, For You, For Later, 10:25-11:30 a.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Story time for preschoolers incorporates books and activities to help children learn basics of spending, saving and sharing. Ages 3-6. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Concerts Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by University of Cincinnati Community Band. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrientdense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Dance Classes Tippi Toes Dance Workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop. Learn variety of dance basics and steps through imagination, singing and crafts. Snacks provided. Ages 3-7. $30-$35. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Exercise Classes TRX QuickBlast, 4:30-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn new training techniques to spice up current routine. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Films JCC Summer Cinema Series, 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, “Arab Labor” (Avoda Aravit). $10, $8 members. 7617500; Amberley Village.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 686-6820; Kenwood.


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Simplify: Homemade detergent, bread The more high tech I get in my professional life, the more low tech I want to be when I’m home. Like mowing the grass around the herb garden with an old-fashioned reel Rita mower. I Heikenfeld love the RITA’S KITCHEN sound that it makes and the fact that the only energy consumption it uses is mine. I decided to make my own dry laundry detergent too, just because I like the aroma and the fact that it takes so little to clean a full load of wash. Grandson Jack was my soap “sous chef” and helped stir up a batch. You can find the ingredients at your local grocery. And do let the kids help.

In my washing machine, 2-3 tablespoons works for large loads. You may need more, or perhaps less.

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Rita's grandson Jack helps her mix up a batch of homemade laundry detergent. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

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For the bar soap, traditionally this is made with Fels Naptha for regular clothes or Ivory for delicates. Use your favorite bar soap as long as it has some cleaning power. The Fels Naptha has a distinctive aroma that smells clean. The Ivory has a slight sweet aroma. Hardly any suds form, but that’s OK since clothes come out clean. Sometimes I’ll add ½ cup clear

Bonnie Kareth's homemade bread is made with bread flour and whole wheat flour. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD vinegar instead of fabric softener, as well. Mix together: 1 bar finely grated soap (I used my hand grater at

first and then the food processor) 1¼ cups borax 1¼ cups Arm & Hammer super washing soda (not baking soda)

Bonnie, a Northern Kentucky reader, is one of those persons who, in her own quiet way, makes a big bang of a difference in people who are blessed enough to know her. Bonnie is not only an expert seamstress, she is one heck of a good cook and excellent baker. I can say this with conviction since I was the recent happy recipient of a warm loaf of Bonnie’s freshly baked bread, personally delivered to me while I was at Natorp’s Florence store helping folks with their herb questions. Here is her recipe for a healthier wheat bread, full of flavor and a toothsome texture. Makes 2 large loaves or 3 medium loaves 1 cup whole wheat flour (Bonnie uses Kroger) 7 to 7½ cups bread flour (Bonnie uses Gold Medal Better for Bread flour) 2 envelopes rapid rise yeast (Bonnie uses Fleischmann’s) 2½ teaspoons salt 1½ cups milk 1½ cups water ¼ cup molasses ¼ cup butter

In a large bowl, combine the 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2½ cups bread flour, yeast and salt. Stir gently with a spoon to blend. Pour milk, water, molasses and butter in a saucepan and heat to 120 to 130 degrees. Using an electric mixer on low speed, gradually add this liquid to the flour mixture. Beat 2 more minutes on low. Add an additional 1 cup bread flour and beat an additional 2 minutes at medium speed. With spoon, stir in enough additional bread flour, scraping bowl occasionally, to make a soft dough. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead 8 to 9 minutes, adding additional bread flour until bread dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into large ball and cover with large buttered bowl; let rest for 10 minutes. Remove bowl and cut dough into 2 or 3 pieces, depending on how many loaves you want. With your hands, somewhat flatten each piece of dough and roll it up longwise, to form a tight log. Place seam side down and side ends tucked under, into buttered bread pans.

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Justice Department sues Instant Tax Service

The company that owns Instant Tax Service, and its founder, are under fire from federal authorities following more than 900 complaints from customers over the past three years. I have also received and reported on complaints about this company, which bills itself as the fourth largest tax preparation company in America. It claims to have hundreds of locations in 34 states, including here in the Tristate. Barbara Rice, of Goshen, visited one of those locations in February to have her taxes done. “They took my fees out of my state tax return so I got a $22 check. It was

written on something called Tax Tree. I waited about three weeks to cash it,” Rice said. Howard Tax Tree Ain is another HEY HOWARD! subsidiary of the corporation that owns Instant Tax Service. Rice says she was soon told there was a problem with its check. “So I went to my bank and they said my tax check had bounced. So the bank had taken the money out of my account and charged me $10 for the bounced check charge,” Rice said. Rice complained to

Instant Tax Service and said she was told it was her own fault for waiting to cash the check. She was told the check bounced because the company had switched banks in the weeks since the check was written. Rice says all this happened before April 15, when people were still filing their taxes. “I wouldn’t think I would be the only one this happened to. I just don’t know how you can stop processing checks through a bank in the middle of tax season,” she said. Rice eventually did get another check for her Ohio tax refund but she’s upset it did not include reimbursement for her

bank’s bounced check fee. In addition, she says she’s been reluctant to cash it. There’s a phone number on the check to verify its authenticity but when she called she was told the company could not verify it. I’ve learned checks issued by Tax Tree had been returned in cities all over the country. I contacted Instant Tax Service and the company has now sent Rice a new refund check that includes the bounced check fee. But the United States Justice Department has filed suit seeking to close down the Dayton, Ohiobased Instant Tax Service. The suit says several franchisees filed fraudu-

lent tax returns in order to maximize customer’s refunds so the firms could get larger fees directly from the customer’s refund checks. The lawsuit also says the firm has charged “outrageously high fees,” which it says are often not disclosed to customers. The firm is owned by Fesum Ogbazion, who started the business in Cincinnati back in 1994. Although I was unable to speak with Ogbazion, a company lawyer sent me a statement in response to my questions. The company disputes the allegations in the federal lawsuit saying it works hard to insure the independently owned franchises un-

derstand and comply with the law. The statement says the vast majority of about 200,000 tax returns were done correctly and in compliance with tax laws and regulations. “Instant Tax Service believes once more fact emerge and the entire matter is viewed in full contest, it will be clear that the company has not violated any laws or regulations,” the statement said. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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JUNE 20, 2012 • SUBURBAN LIFE • B5

Woman’s Club honors Gauthier

Lexi Born, Pet Wants North owner Elisabeth Mayer, Cassidy Mason and kneeling Nathan Born (kneeling). The children delivered in-kind donations of pet needs to Pet Wants North in Madeira. THANKS TO CATHY BORN

The Madeira Woman's Club named Carolyn Gauthier its 2012 Woman of the Year. Since joining the club in 1999 Gauthier has always been an enthusiastic member. She served on various committees, serving on art fair committee for 10 years. She has put in many hours helping at the Clothes Closet, the club's resale shop. Gauthier has co-chaired

the Social and Ways and Means committees for several years and currently Gauthier is the second vice president in charge of programs. She also serves on the benevolent committee at the church she attends.

Joint reunion planned On Sept.15 the Boone County High School and Conner High School classes of 1971 and 1972 will reunite 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Turfway Park in Florence, in the fifth-floor Racing Club. Cost is $27 per person before July 1; $30 per person between July 1 and Sept. 1. There will be no door sales. For more information, go to or or call Winnie Jewell Walston 859-586-2998.

Krafty Kats donate to SPCA This was the second year for the two Madeira Elementary students, Lexi Born, 9, and Cassidy Mason, 8, self-named the Krafty Kats, to handcraft and sell items for local animal shelters. Specifically, the girls sewed catnip pouches, and baked dog biscuits to sell during the city-wide garage sale in Madeira May 19. The girls also collected in-kind donations for Blankets and Bones. Pet Wants North donated the catnip for the sewing project. The girls raised $236 for the SPCA by selling their homemade crafts, and with the help of Lexi's twin brother, Nathan, who sold lemonade and bottled wa-

Lexi Born and Cassidy Mason raised $236 for the SPCA by selling their homemade crafts, and with the help of Lexi's twin brother, Nathan, who sold lemonade and bottled water during the fundraising event. THANKS TO CATHY BORN ter during the fundraising event. Anyone wishing to purchase a catnip pouch or bag of dog biscuits can visit the Pet Wants North booth at the Loveland Farmers Market.

Donations of old blankets, towels, and gently used dog toys for Blankets and Bones can be dropped off at Pet Wants North at 7713 Camargo Road, Madeira; (513) 561-7966;

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is again offering its popular Divorce Care program to the community and, in response to new requests, making three additional support groups available too. Starting June 19, the following divorce-related programs will be offered at the church, 5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill. » Divorce Care for Kids, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 209. This 13-week session is for children ages 5-12 years. » Divorce Care for Teens, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the “L” youth facility. This 13-week session is for students grades 6-12. » Divorce Care, for individuals who are separated or divorced, is Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. It’s a 13-week session and there

is no charge. In addition, Grief Share will begin Wednesday, June 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. This 13-week program will help participants understand the grieving process and offers them resources for rebuilding their lives. Each group is open to the public, there is no registration fee and interested individuals may join a group at any time. For more information, call the church office at 561-4220. Now registering for Parent’s Morning Out on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2012-2013 school year. During the program, children are engaged in Bible stories, crafts, games, music and playtime with friends in a safe and fun, nurturing Christian environment. Open to children ages 1-5 years. Annual tuition is $510 for one child (based on $15/day) and $850 for two children (based on $25 a day). Regis-

tration forms are online at http://www.armstrong preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock at for more information or to schedule a visit. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220; www.armstrong

Ascension Lutheran Church

The summer worship schedule is now in progress with one service at 10 a.m. each Sunday. There is a nursery and visitors are always welcome. Various members of the congregation will provide special music at each service. The Wheel of Friendship is collecting health kits for Lutheran World Relief. Their goal is 100 kits. Ascension will donate school supplies to the Northeast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS.). Collections include

backpacks and dry erase markers. NEEDS services 16 schools in the area. In July the youth will participate in Lutheran Outdoor Ministries day camp at the church. A Healing Touch ministry is beginning at Ascension.Call the church office at 793-3288 for more information. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 7933288,

Brecon United Methodist Church

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

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A summer kids’ event called Sky will be hosted at St. Paul Community United Methodist Church from June 25-29. At Sky, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God. Kids participate in memorable Biblelearning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, and experience electrifying Bible adventures. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fly Away Finale – a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Sky is for kids from preschool to sixth grade and will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day and there is no cost to attend. For more information or to register, visit or call 891-8181. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional

SonRise Community Church Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.

Sycamore Christian Church

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

Trinity Community Church

Amazing Wonders Aviation Vacation Bible School is 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22. To register, call 791-7631, or visit the church website. The church has a free community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 7917631; .

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New summer worship service hours began June 10. Spoken Holy Eucharist is 8 a.m. and Eucharist with music is 10 a.m. Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Youthful singers and instrumentalists are needed. The Older People with Active Lifestyles would like to Ride the Ducks in Newport, Ky. Wednesday, July 18. Space is limited. Call the church for details. The annual St. Barnabas Canoe

Outing will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30. Call the church for details and to reserve a spot. An intercessory healing prayer service is conducted at 7 p.m. the first Minday of each month. A men’s breakfast group meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning sat Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for a potluck dinner at the church. The Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the second and fourth Saturdays. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

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SSC Doing the Lord's work for three decades band to play at shelter Community Press Staff Report MADEIRA — The Madeira Parks & Recreation Board will host the 60piece Sycamore Community Band 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at the McDonald Commons shelter. The band is a group of volunteer musicians from every walk of life. Its repertoire includes classicals, patriotic music, musicals and pop. The performance is free; bring a lawn chair. For more about your community, visit Madeira. Get regular Madeira updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

Artists exhibit at Senior Center Community Press Staff Report BLUE ASH — The Sycamore Senior Center is hosting an art exhibit sponsored by the Sycamore Center Artists through Thursday, June 21. For more information, call Rose Park at (513) 9317305 or Kathy Timm at (513) 686-1010.

Over 33 years of ministry, Dick Coldwell has never hesitated to get his hands dirty. Whether helping build a church in Haiti or working on an inner-city dwelling for Habitat for Humanity, painting classrooms or unloading pumpkins for his church’s annual sale, the Rev. Coldwell has always been on the front lines when there is work to be done for the Lord. “I have always had a heart for mission and community outreach,” said Coldwell, who will retire July 1 after 11 years as senior pastor of St. Paul Community United Methodist Church of Madeira. “I have grown to take seriously Christ’s call to serve ‘the least of these’ – and they have taught me more than anyone.” The church at 8221 Miami Road will honor Coldwell and his wife, Terri, at a luncheon following his last sermon Sunday, June 24. Terri is wellness director at the nearby Carriage Court Assisted Living in Kenwood, where many elderly congregants have undergone care. Coldwell will be succeeded on July 1 by the Rev. Jonathan Kollmann, senior pastor of Clough UMC in Anderson Township for the past 10 years. Besides traditional min-

The Rev. Dick Coldwell, retiring from St. Paul United Methodist Church in Madeira July 1, stands next to the church's historic Wesley Chapel window. THANKS TO DON BEDWELL

isterial duties including preaching, administration, pastoral care and developing other church leaders, Coldwell has sung in the chancel choir, adding his tenor to a men’s quartet and soloing in the church’s annual cabaret shows. In guiding his flock, he has urged parishioners to build on their “ministry DNA” by accepting what he calls “risk-taking mission and service.” He led the church’s first work trip to coastal Mississippi to provide relief to Katrina

victims, then teamed with volunteers from St. Paul and CSI Ministries working on an orphanage and churches in Haiti and Jamaica. As staff liaison to St. Paul’s Missions/Social Concerns Team, he helped host homeless families for the Interfaith Hospitality Network. He has cleared

lots and hammered nails for Habitat for Humanity’s Eastside Coalition. Tackling tough jobs became routine during three decades ministering to churches throughout the UMC’s West Ohio Conference and at Ohio Northern University, where he served as chaplain for five years. “I would never ask anyone to undertake a mission or ministry project that I wouldn’t tackle myself,” said Coldwell, who holds degrees in education and psychology from Otterbein, a master’s in guidance and counseling from Ohio State and a master’s in divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio. He began ministering at Perry United Methodist Church in Cridersville while still in seminary. Coldwell was deeply moved by the call to mission work that he heard in his first church, Calvary Evangelical United Brethren in Marion. He was named pastor at Chesapeake (Ohio) UMC in 1984 before serving five years as Ohio Northern Univer-

sity chaplain. Then he became senior pastor at Wesley UMC in Bryan where, typical of his ministry, he helped form a shelter for the rural homeless. He served Christ Church UMC in Kettering as senior pastor from 1998 until he moved his family to Madeira to join St. Paul UMC. The four Coldwell children – Andrea (now teaching at Coker College in South Carolina), Krystin (an Army captain at Fort Bliss), Lyndsay (teaching middle school in Lexington, Ky.) and Brandon (a recent University of Kentucky graduate living at home) – grew up in the Bryan, Kettering and Madeira churches. In retirement, Coldwell will continue in ministry on a part-time basis. He and Terri are moving from Kenwood to Clermont County’s Mount Carmel area. They plan to travel and visit their grown children and their two grandchildren – a number expected to grow soon to three. Submitted by Don Bedwell


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POLICE REPORTS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Michael Addington, 23, 309 Eighth St., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., May 20. Craig Lilley, 38, 6341 Cheviot Road, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., May 26.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging Truck damaged at 11334 Downdridge, May 25. Forgery Reported at 11890 Montgomery Road, May 30. Theft Shoes valued at $34 removed at 3262 Highland Ave., May 25. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 9201 Fields Ertel, May 26. Rear license plate removed at 5546 Murray Ave., May 28. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Reported at 5236 Kennedy Ave., May 24. Reported at 4120 Plainville Road, May 25.

MADEIRA Arrests/citations Larry P. Miracle II, 55, 7327

Osceola Drive, disorderly conduct, May 24. Erick N. Kalaitzoglou, 18, 9314 Bridgecreek, obstructing official business, June 3. Rufus I. Coates, 29, 10122 Campbell, driving under influence, June 3. Nancy A. Larsh, 44, 7214 Osceola, driving under influence, June 3.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering At 7650 Camargo, May 29. Domestic incident At Camargo Road, June 3. Theft Vehicle, trailer and equipment taken at 8241 Camargo, May 24. Stereo taken from vehicle; $2,000 at 8003 Camargo, May 24. Gasoline not paid for at Marathon; $22.64 at Camargo Road, May 31. Motorcycle license plate taken at 7601 Juler, June 2.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Jennifer Broughes, 112, 4398 Eastway Drive, theft at 7875 US 22, May 22. Rheanne Greenwood, 31, 646

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Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Juveniles, those 17 and younger, are listed by age and gender. To contact your local police department: » Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Simon L. Leis, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 683-3444 » Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056 » Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 792-7254 Galbraith Road, drug abuse instruments at Berkhart and Chaucer, May 17. Juvenile Male, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 14. Daniel Eruse, 31, 4105 Whetsel Ave., theft at 7800 Montgomery Road, May 25. Sariah Suryandeva, 19, 11132 Lebanon Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 27. Jason Dreshcer, 37, 4510 E. Galbraith Road, domestic violence at 495 E. Galbraith Road, May 25. Kimber Sprawl, 20, 4224 Florida, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 29. Juvenile Male, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 28. Timothy Dorton, 24, 9835 Mason Montgomery Road, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, May 23.

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Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Reported at 745 School Road, May 28. Trimmer of unknown value removed at 11541 Goldcoast Drive, May 30. Burglary Residence entered and watches valued at $60 removed at 7501 School Road, May 25. Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at 11525 Snider Road, May 22. Vehicle window damaged at 11525 Snider Road, May 22. Vehicle damaged at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 28. Paint damaged at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 27. Misuse of credit card Reported at 7748 Highgate Place, May 26.


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