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Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Kenwood, Madeira, Rossmoyne, Sycamore Township Madeira girls Lexi Born, 8, left, and Cassidy Mason, 7, raised more than $120 for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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Indian Hill High School Theater put on another amazing performance under the direction of Lisa Harris, choreographer Jay Goodlet and musical director Phil Clary. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a musical comedy about a Skid Row flower shop employee and his blood-thirsty plant. SEE LIFE, B1

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A look at the names and faces involved in local high school graduations. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

Sportsman of Year winners named

The sports department of the Community Press newspapers is proud to present the winners of the 2011 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest in this week’s issue. Your newspaper’s winners, as voted online by readers, can be found on the sports pages. Voters cast more than 265,000 votes for around 190 nominees. The 35 winners determined will receive a pair of field-box tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds. For a complete list of winners and their inspiring stories, please visit your community page at SEE SPORTS, A7

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Madeira to ring in the Fourth

City eyes cowbell record By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA – Madeira has lost a company that took 135 jobs with it, has had to scale back its road maintenance program and its charter is being dissected. Resident Courtney Tudor thinks he knows just what the city Inside needs: More Organizers of cowbell! the second annual Tudor is Madeira Centennial encouraging Criterium want the the entire event to be more city to help than a fun, set a Guinprofessional-class bicycle race raising ness World the city’s profile. Record for See Story, A2 the largest cowbell band by joining in a performance with the hand-held instruments before the fireworks at Madeira’s Independence Day parade and celebration Friday, July 1. “Why are we doing this?


Madeira resident Courtney Tudor is inviting the community to join together in a cowbell performance to set a new world record. Tudor (third from right), family and friends perform with cowbells at a parade in Madeira. They are, from left and around Tudor: Austin Tudor of Centerville, Ryan Self of Madeira, Will Hastings of Over-the-Rhine, Michael Graham of Madeira, Chris Tudor of Madeira, Rob Hern of Madeira and Robbie Tudor of Madeira. Because we’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell,” Tudor said. Tudor is referring to the classic “Saturday Night Live” skit in which actor Christopher Walken plays a producer with a big appetite for cowbell who tries to help a rock band played by cast members – including Will Ferrell on cowbell – record Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” “I could have used a little more cowbell,” Walken says at one point. “I gotta have more cowbell,” he says later, then, “I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.”

“Why is it a good thing for Madeira? What’s not to like? Up to 3,000 of your closest friends and neighbors being able to claim they are part of a world record.”

Tom Moeller Madeira city manager

Tudor, 44, is founder and chief executive officer of Mr. Bigshot Inc. (, a stock market game that can be played on a board, with a compact disc or online. He said his family has a tradition of humorous entries in Madeira’s parade. In 2005, Tudor and his friends played cowbells.

WW II veterans take trip of lifetime By Amanda Hopkins

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP – Lillian Durham described the trip to Washington, D.C., as a “special gift.” Durham, who served in the United States Coast Guard, and seven other World War II veterans from Seasons Retirement Community in Sycamore Township were part of Honor Flight Tri-State, a group whose mission is to fly as many veterans of World War II to the memorial in Washington, D.C. According to the Honor Flight TriState website, there are 3 million living World War II veterans. Frank Holt, who served in the United States Navy from 19391945, was in Pearl Harbor on the USS Helena when the ship was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. He was also on the ship when it was sunk in the Battle of Kula Gulf in 1943.

Recently, Tudor said, “When reminiscing about the cowbell band, we discussed a repeat performance except going bigger and better. “This of course snowballed into the idea of involving the entire town of Madeira in breaking the

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Columbia Twp. may seek fire levy By Rob Dowdy


Eight World War II veterans from Seasons Retirement Community in Sycamore Township participated in the Honor Flight Tri-State, where they took a bus tour of Washington, D.C., and visited the World War II memorial. From left: Joe Sorrentino, United States Army; John Zinke, Navy Air Corps; Mary Lou Busam, United States Navy; Frank Holt, United States Navy; Lillian Durham, United States Coast Guard; Irene Morgan, Navy Nurse Corps; Jack Eling, United States Air Force, and Clarence Hammel, United States Army. Holt said he feels very lucky to have survived both and was “really honored” to be a part of Honor Flight. “I had tears in my eyes and I am not a sentimental person,” Holt said. Around 170 World War II veterans and 79 guardians attended the Honor Flight in May. All of the veterans' flights, food, T-shirt and bus are free. Navy Nurse Irene Morgan said she felt like a celebrity on the trip. Many staff members from the Seasons Retirement Community greeted the group at 5 a.m. before they left for the all-day trip. Morgan said they had police escorts

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on the trip and there were people throughout the day who clapped for them when they were getting on and off the bus. “I’m 89 and I can say it was the best day of my life,” Air Force veteran Jack Eling said. Seasons Retirement Community is working on putting together a fundraiser to raise money for other veterans. Durham said she wants to make sure other World War II veterans have the opportunity to attend. “It's the last great day of our life.” To learn more about the Honor Flight Tri-State, visit



COLUMBIA TWP. – Columbia Township residents in the Deer Park-Silverton Fire District may be asked to pay more for their fire protection services in the coming years. During the June 14 Columbia Township trustees meeting, Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the current 3.2-mill levy generates $20,000 of the $47,000 required in the Fire District contract. Lemon said the township has paid the remainder out of the general fund for several years. However, with state budget cuts on the horizon, Lemon said the township needs to place a levy on the November ballot. He said the levy would likely be about 3.5 mills in order to produce the needed $27,000. Trustee Susan Hughes said as the state cuts its budget by eliminating local government funding

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Guinness World Record (of 650 participants).” Chick-fil-A, which has an advertising campaign featuring a cow that urges people to “Eat Mor Chikin,” is providing about 1,000 cowbells for the event. Madeira residents with cowbells are asked to bring those, too. Madeira Mayor Ken Born and Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller will certify the number of cowbell band participants for Guinness.

“Why is it a good thing for Madeira? What’s not to like?” Moeller said. “Up to 3,000 of your closest friends and neighbors being able to claim they are part of a world record. “Madeira is the No. 1 community in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area for the second year in a row (according to Cincy – The Magazine for Business Professionals),” Moeller said. “Now we can further put ourselves on the map by being home to a Guinness World Record. (It’s) great publicity and a great way to

promote Madeira as a fun place to live. “Sometimes we all need a little more cowbell.” Visit www.cowbell and register to participate in the cowbell band in the parade, which begins at 7 p.m., and in what organizers hope will be the record-setting performance, at 9 p.m. at Sellman Park. Cowbells will be distributed beginning at 8 p.m. at the park, which is behind the Madeira Middle School on Miami Avenue. The group also is seeking donations for special Tshirts for the band.

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Madeira bike race to benefit Arthritis Foundation By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA – Organizers of the second annual Madeira Centennial Criterium want the event to be more than a fun, professional-class bicycle race raising the city’s profile. They also want to raise money for an organization that helps people who may find it difficult to participate: the Ohio River Valley chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. “Families from across the Cincinnati area and beyond will enjoy a great evening of food and fun highlighted by the thrill of professional bike racing, all while benefiting the Arthritis Foundation at the race on Friday, June 24,” said Steve Shaw, president of the Madeira Chamber of Commerce, one of the race organizers. “This dynamic family event combines the tightly packed action of professional cycling through downtown Madeira with all the fun of a summer street festival.” Some 5,000 people attended the Criterium last year. Organizers expect as many as 8,000 this year. “This year, we have eight fantastic food vendors, a large number of exhibitors and a novice race (category 5) which will start at 4:30

p.m. to kick off the festivities,” Shaw said. “We have heavily promoted this year’s event through Facebook and our website and registration is up over 200 percent from where it was this time last year. “One of the top racing teams in the country will be participating and we expect a very competitive set of races,” Shaw said. “We are also excited about offering live music at the end of the night to let the party continue until 11 p.m.” Professional cyclists will compete for a $5,500 cash purse at the mile-long race, which will begin near PNC Bank at 7136 Miami Ave. and wind through Madeira’s central business district. Before and after a free race for children at 7 p.m.,

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youngsters can hang out in the Creativities Kids Zone at the corner of Miami and Railroad avenues behind Creativities’ arts-and-crafts studio and store at 7010 Miami Ave. “It’s the perfect spot for kids and their families to have loads of fun while enjoying front-row views of the race,” said Paula Andruss, a spokeswoman for the event. “Budding artists can try their hand at splatter-paint T-shirts or hand-wiring a pair of bicycle earrings, and there will also be corn hole and carnival games, SpinYour-Own cotton candy, an inflatable bouncy pit for younger kids and Trikke three-wheeled bike rides for all.” For details about the race, to register or to become a sponsor, call 513561-2400 or visit www. The cost to participate in adult races ranges from $20 to $35 in advance and is $10 more the day of the race. they’re taking,” she said. “We’re going to have some hard decisions to make.” Lemon said if voters don’t approve a new fire levy the township would have to explore other options, such as asking neighboring fire departments to cover the area for an additional fee. He said the township is still exploring alternatives, but doesn’t want service and response time to be negatively effected. Township residents in the Deer Park-Silverton Fire District currently pay a 3.2mill levy, while those in the Golf Manor Fire Department service area pay a 6.7-mill levy and those covered by the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District pay a 9.7-mill levy as well as a 2.3-mill capital improvement levy. Columbia Township is expected to seek a certification from the Hamilton County Auditor, approve it at the July 12 meeting and likely hold a special meeting to vote on a resolution to proceed before the August meeting.



What: The second annual Madeira Centennial Criterium When: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, June 24 Where: Downtown Madeira How: Register at to compete Why: To benefit the Ohio River Valley chapter of the Arthritis Foundation

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New principal puts student learning first By Forrest Sellers


James Nichols will be the new principal at Indian Hill Primary School. He is shown in the media center at the Mason Early Childhood Center, where he was an assistant principal last school year.

James Nichols can attribute his passion for education to his parents and a teacher at Wyoming. This passion led to more than a decade as an educational administrator and a recent position as the new principal at Indian Hill Primary School. “I loved teaching, but also had an affinity for instructing younger children,” said Nichols, 36. Nichols was inspired by his parents, who were both educators, and a Wyoming instructor. “She poured herself into the job and was tireless in helping kids,” he said. This same enthusiasm is

shared by Nichols, who has been an assistant principal at the Mason Early Childhood Center for five years. “What I like about teaching younger children is you can see the large amount of growth in a short period of time,” he said. Nichols has also been an assistant principal at Western Row Elementary and the Fairfield Kindergarten Center. He also taught third grade at Loveland Elementary School, where he also served as a building coordinator. He described his leadership style as collaborative. “I believe one of the most important things is to build positive relationships,” he said. Although aware of the financial difficulties schools

face in the current economy, he said the educational experience should not be overshadowed. “It’s important we think of the financial landscape of schools, but we need to focus our energies on stu-

dent learning,” he said. Nichols will start as principal next school year. He will replace Sandra Harte, who is retiring after having served with the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District since 1990.

Officials want citizens group to remain at table By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA – Madeira Vice Mayor Rick Brasington says a citizens group that wants to clarify the city’s referendum and initiative processes may well be about to make things more complicated. Madeira Citizens for Good Government and Madeira’s Law and Safety Committee have been trying several months to come up with mutually agreeable proposed changes to the processes in the city charter to put to a vote of residents Nov. 8. Doug Oppenheimer, a member of Madeira Citizens for Good Government, recently said his group and the city are at an impasse and that Madeira Citizens for Good Government will the week of June 6 begin preparing to collect signatures on petitions to put his group’s proposed changes on the ballot this fall. “The decision to put their own amendment on the November ballot opens up the possibility of having two competing amendments on that ballot, thereby complicating the issue for voters,” said Brasington, who is chairman of the Law and Safety Committee. “The Law and Safety Committee of (Madeira) City Council believes it is in the community’s best interest for the city and the citizens group to collaborate on one solution.” Madeira Citizens for Good

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Doug Oppenheimer said Madeira Citizens for Good Government plans to propose another change to the city charter: making the position of city solicitor an elective position to be voted on every four years and for which only Madeira residents are eligible. Currently, city council appoints the solicitor, who can live anywhere in Hamilton County. Robert Malloy has served as law director in Madeira since 1989 and lived in Madeira since 1982. “Under the present charter language, the law director is the legal counsel for the city council,” Brasington said. “He is appointed by city council, provides advice on matters of law and is directed by their collective decisions. “By making it a political/elected position, it could easily create conflict between the council and the law director's position such that city council would have to hire outside council on occasions to represent their position if the elected law director would decline to do so,” Brasington said. “City council believes it is also very valuable to have a law director who has years of experience with the city.” Government was formed after referendum petitions circulated by some residents who wanted to challenge a property tax break approved by city council last fall were tossed because the residents failed to comply with some legal technicalities. The flawed referendum petition drive followed city council’s decision last September to offer a 15-year, 50-percent tax abatement to property owners who make significant improvements in the future in a defined area near the central business district. The decision allowed the Riverstone Development Group of Madeira to seek a tax abatement to build the Bradford Place town homes off Euclid Avenue. Madeira Citizens for Good Government has said it wants to clarify how citizens

can mount a referendum campaign - to challenge decisions by city council - or an initiative campaign - to propose laws - without the necessity of hiring an attorney to navigate the complexities of the processes. Brasington said the Law and Safety Committee last met with Madeira Citizens for Good Government May 23. “At that meeting, the committee reiterated the city’s commitment to bring clarity to the referendum process,” Brasington said. “It was agreed to work together and meet again in two weeks. It came as a surprise that the group has chosen to ‘go it alone.’” Brasington said his committee suggested at the May 23 meeting that the city develop a “procedural checklist" that would be

maintained by the city administration and provided to anyone interested in mounting a referendum or initiative campaign. “This was suggested by the committee as a way of keeping the changes to the charter as simple as possible,” Brasington said. “This was also being suggested in direct response to the criticisms leveled at the city’s law director, Robert Malloy, and city manager, Tom Moeller, that they were not being ‘helpful’ in the process when the referendum on the Bradford Place tax abatement was being considered. “It appeared the citizen group did not want to consider the procedural checklist that was developed by the law director a month ago,” Brasington said. Oppenheimer had this response: “As individuals, as members of the Madeira community and as members of Madeira Citizens for Good Government, it is still amazing that after 200 years we are still able to challenge and defy our government at times when we think that we know better or when our government gives us reason to pause and determine for ourselves what is right. “Our Madeira city charter gives us the right to question our elected government,” Oppenheimer said. “We will do our utmost best to present our beliefs to our fellow citizens in Madeira with integrity and honesty.”


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Indian Hill could connect to Little Miami bike trail By Rob Dowdy

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“We don’t have anything in the budget at this time,” Kipp said. Kipp said if the potential trail connection moves beyond the discussion stage the village will look at connecting with existing trails and possibly creating new ones. He said its difficult to discuss specifics at this point because the project is not a certainty. “It’s premature to speculate anything because of the economy,” Kipp said. Indian Hill has trails alongside roads and about one-fourth of the village’s 19.5 square miles are permanently protected by the Green Areas Trust and Greenacres Foundation.

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ing to earn an internship for a shadowing experience at Children’s Hospital this summer. Junior Kaitlin Fahey said watching the spinal surgery is good practice for her upcoming experience in the Excel program at the University of Cincinnati. “You get to see stuff you will encounter (during the program),” Fahey said. Fahey is one of 20 students in the five-week program at the University of Cincinnati’s Medical College. She said each week she will be doing biomedical research and giving a presentation on what she has learned. Teacher Doug Miller said the live surgeries give students a chance to see everything that happens in the operating room and how many different opportunities are available in science and medicine.














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Lynch, Schlueter lead 48th Moeller graduating class Moeller High presented the graduation class of 2011 at its 48th commencement exercises May 19 at Landmark Auditorium in Evendale. Including four foreign exchange students, Moeller graduated 224 “Men of Moeller,” as parents, family, friends, faculty and staff, were present to salute a class that not only excelled in the classroom, but excelled outside of the classroom and served the broader community as well. The class of 2011 includes valedictorian Michael Lynch. Lynch is the son of Mike and Colleen Lynch of Madeira. He will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Class salutatorian is Jack Schlueter. he is the son of Mark and Sue Schlueter of Sycamore Township. Schlueter will attend

Schlueter Lynch the University of Dayton. Lynch and Schlueter are joined by their classmates as they begin their next chapter in their educational life. Graduates are attending universities and colleges around the United States with many received both academic and athletic scholarships. A list of academic awards and scholarships:

Special awards

Valedictorian – Michael Lynch Salutatorian – Jacob Schlueter

Man of Moeller Award – Charles Fiessinger This award is presented to a member of the graduating class who best exemplifies the type of graduate Moeller aims to develop: a student who demonstrates good character, a solid spiritual life shared with members of the community, academic excellence, a willingness to give service, and participation in all types of school activities. The Blessed Father Chaminade Service Award – Nicholas Lefke This award is presented to the student who, in countless ways, has given service to the school, service to his church, service to the community, and service to the larger civic community. In addition, the student demonstrated leadership in service activities and programs. Gold Shield Award – Jacob Schlueter The Alumni Association presents this award to a member of the graduating class who exemplifies good character, a solid spiritual life, academic excellence, a willingness to serve, and participation in various school activities.

Academic Department Awards

(Four Years of Excellence) Art/Photography – Michael Uckotter Business/Computer – Thomas Hickey

Business/Computer – Jacob Schlueter English – Mark Dalga Health/Physical education – Aaron Glassmeyer Mathematics – Lucas Agricola Music – Ryan Logan Religion – Jacob Schlueter Science – Jacob Schlueter – Social Studies – Joseph Tull World Languages – Jacob Schlueter World Languages – Ross Geiger – John Massarella Award – Daniel O’Bryan,

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(Four years of first honors each quarter0 Lucas Agricola, Mark Dalga, Dominic Geraci, Samuel Knudson, Daniel Lang, Michael Lynch, Daniel O’Bryan, Jacob Schlueter, Matthew Woebkenberg, Michael Zoller

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(Four years of first honors, or a combination of first and second honors, and three credits in a foreign language.) Lucas Agricola, Brendan Holmes, Daniel O’Bryan, William Alexander, Kevin Holtel, James Rogan, Alexander Barlow, Michael Irwin, James Schirmer, Michael Burkart, Nikolas James, Jacob Schlueter, Kevin Burwinkel, Leo Kessler, Lawrence Sherman, Logan

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Four years of honors

(Four years of second honors or a combination of first and second honors each quarter) Michael Abeln, Nickolaus Herweh, William Naber, William Alexander, Brendan Holmes, Tyler Norris, Alexander Barlow, Kevin Holtel, James Rogan, Michael Burkart, Michael Irwin, James Schirmer, Kevin Burwinkel, Nikolas James, Lawrence Sherman, Logan Crowe, Leo Kessler, Timothy Spanagel, Stephen Diciero, Alexander Land, Sam Speyer, Oliver Englehart, Nicholas Lefke, Ryan Staun, Charles Fiessinger, Gregory Leksan, Joseph Tull, Hayden Frey, Andrew Long, Cody Wacker, Ross Geiger, Marshal Luning, Brendan Walsh, Austin Grogan, Patrick McWilliams, Maxwell Watkins, Anthony Hall, Tyler Monger, Michael Wright, Jonathan Hanes.


From left: Ursuline Academy President Sharon Redmond, graduation address speaker Bethany Kaylor, Christian Leadership Award recipient Michelle Spotts, Senior Scholar Awards Recipient Jacqueline Ruggiero, Claire Barrett and Carolyn Johnson, Centennial Spirit Award recipient Komal Safdar and Principal Thomas Barhorst.

Ursuline graduates receive scholarships, special awards Ursuline Academy celebrated its 162 seniors as they received their diplomas at the school's commencement exercises May 24 in the school gymnasium. The school congratulates the entire Class of 2011 for their spirit, service and scholarships. Their efforts were rewarded this year with 85 percent of the class earning more than $19 million in college scholarships. In addition, there were several special awards given at the ceremony.

The Senior Scholar Awards (the top three seniors in the class) were awarded to Claire Barrett of Madeira, Carolyn Johnson of Colerain Township and Jacqueline Ruggiero of Blue Ash. The Archbishop McNicholas Memorial Gold Medal Award – Outstanding Girl of the Year – was awarded to Barrett for her scholastic achievement, service to others and Christian ideals. The Christian Leadership Award, which is given to a graduate who demonstrates Gospel val-

ues in her personal and school community life, was awarded to Michelle Spotts of Loveland. The Centennial Spirit Award, which is given to a graduate who best exemplifies the spirit of Ursuline with her generosity, service, attitude and overall demeanor, was awarded to Komal Safdar of Mason. The graduation address was delivered by Bethany Kaylor of Liberty Township, who was chosen by her class.


On May 1, Xavier University inducted 16 students into the Rho Lambda Chapter of the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society. Each received a certificate, pin and medallion to wear at graduation and will enjoy lifetime membership in the honor society. Local inductees include: Amanda Juliann Mock. Inductees are junior and senior social work majors who have completed 8 semester hours of required social work courses. They must have at least a 3.25 GPA in their required social work coursework and a 3.0 overall GPA. Both the Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education, Dr. Mark Meyers, and the department’s senior faculty member, Dr. Carolyn Jenkins, addressed the attendees. • Lindsay Latimer Trucksis has been awarded one of Lipscomb University’s top academic honors for the 2010-2011 school year. Trucksis, a music: vocal performance major and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

graduate, was presented the Music Department Sophomore Award, given to a sophomore music major with outstanding GPA, performance in recitals, communication skills and dependability, in a spring ceremony at Longview Mansion on the Lipscomb campus in Nashville. • Madeira High School graduate Zachary Winters, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 2011, has been awarded a 2011 Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Winters, majoring in religion, is headed to Jordan, to study Arabic. Winters has also been officially elected and initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honorary fraternity for the recognition and promotion of scholarship. Winters was among 46 students nominated for membership in Phi Beta Kappa during the 2010-2011 academic year. The total number of students selected each year does not

normally exceed 10 percent of the number graduating in May. Election is based primarily on scholarly achievement, and consideration is given to the student’s entire college record. Winters graduated cum laude from Bowdoin.


Allison Bohl of Madeira graduated from Georgetown College during the commencement ceremon May 14. Bohl earned a BS Magna Cum Laude.


The following students have received scholarships from Xavier University: • Deer Park High School senior Kathleen Bosse has accepted a Trustee Scholarship. At Deer Park, Bosse is active in student council, cheerleading and service. The daughter of Mary Kay and Doug Bosse, Kathleen plans to major in English.


CHCA valedictorian

Brett Shackson is Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 2011 valedictorian. The Sycamore Township had perfect scores on the SAT, ACT and two SAT II tests and was named a National Merit Scholar. He plays soccer and is part of the audition-only electric jazz orchestra at the school. Shackson will attend Cornell University in the fall to study chemical engineering.

St. Xavier names award winners at graduation The St. Xavier High School class of 2011 celebrated its commencement exercises June 2 and several students earned special recognition. Taylor Luiso (45140) earned the Senior Scholar Award for the top academic average in his class at 98.520 percent. Luiso also won the departmental religious education achievement award. Other department awards went to Matt Devine (45140) in biology, Rob Marshall (45241) in chemistry, Brian Thompson (45247) in community service, Craig Wolfer (45069) in computer science, Timothy Hankins (45231) in French, Grant Bisher (45140) in German, Chris Irwin (45014) in health/physical education, Andrew McLaughlin (45213) in Latin, Nick Augspurger (45140) in math, Andrew Aronow (45242) in music, Jake Daggett (45244) in performing

arts, Alex Lewis (45238) in physics, Chris Benson (45247) in social studies, Zach Tasset (45233) in Spanish and J.D. Jansen (45238) Augspurger in visual arts. Daggett took the Rev. Joseph Brennan S.J. Award as the senior with best potential to be an excellent teacher. Devine won the St. Francis Xavier Luiso Service Award. McLauglin was the D. Charles Farrell Memorial Leadership Award winner. Kevin Wegman (45052) won the Jesuit Secondary Education Association Award.


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Strategic thinking helps Moeller’s Ward By Scott Springer

Joey Ward always has a plan. When you’re about to wrestle in front of 15,000 fans for the state title at Value City Arena, it’s a good idea to have one. As the state champion in Division I at 125 pounds as a junior, he’s all but assured of a scholarship. Yet, he still preps for the ACT to enhance his chances at Ivy League schools like Cornell and Penn that have expressed interest. “I got a 24 the first time without studying,” Ward said. “I want to get it up to a 30.” In the meantime, Ward mentions others that have taken note of his talents. Among those are Michigan State, Stanford, Purdue and North Carolina. “North Carolina’s definitely up there because of their dental school,” Ward said. “Their campus is just amazing. That’s No. 1 on the list right now.” Ward was named the Suburban Life Sportsman of the Year. More than

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Moeller’s Joey Ward wins the Division I 125-pound state wrestling championship at Value City Arena on the campus of Ohio State for the Crusaders. Ward’s record for Moeller was 32-9 with 18 pins. He was first-team GCL-South. 265,000 voters were cast at for local athletes. Winners received field box tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game, courtesy of the team. Nominees were based on excellence in athletics, academics and character. Ward wants to be an


Ohio Division I state wrestling champion at 125 pounds, Joey Ward is pictured with his family, from left: Dad Joe Ward, brother Jacoby Ward, Joey, brother Jordan Ward and mom Beth Ward.

orthodontist. He just got braces for the second time. As a wrestler, he’s already broken his brackets and is getting used to wearing a mouthpiece. “If I’m going to be an orthodontist, I might as well have straight teeth by the time I get to college,” Ward said. The same strategic thinking that benefits the honors student at Moeller in the ring was used in his career choice. “One of my teachers (at Moeller) just asked the class on the last day, ‘How many kids have had braces?’” Ward said. “Every one of my class except for two people had.” Ward might be your last choice if you were to line 10

kids up from Moeller to guess who was the state champion. “He doesn’t fit the typical stereotype of how a wrestler looks,” Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. “He’s a little more lanky than the tradi-

tional, stocky wrestler build. When you watch him wrestle, you know he’s the real deal.” Teammate Brian MacVeigh, a third-place finisher at 119 pounds for the Crusaders, agrees. When Ward transferred from Goshen, MacVeigh knew of him but learned much more from the practice mat. “I got where I got thanks to Joey,” MacVeigh said. “He taught me a defense that was unbelievable. I hope I helped him out in some way. We got there because of his work ethic in the room.” MacVeigh is headed to Ohio University and will use his wrestling skills as he joins the Army. He was matside for Ward’s overtime state thriller and fully expects him to assume the

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Movie: Rush Hour 1,2 and 3 TV show: House, ESPN Sportscenter Music: Anything by Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa Team: Reds, Miami Heat Food: Chinese Your inspiration: A couple of my coaches – Nate Carr from Team Prodigy in Springboro and Miron Kharchilava from Team Miron Wrestling in Columbus Greatest moment in athletic career: Wrestling for a Division I state title in front of about 15,000 people Person you would like to meet: Anthony Robles, an Arizona State wrestler who won an NCAA title on one leg Something you are not good at: Art. I definitely have never been able to draw.

• Ohio Division I state wrestling champion at 125 pounds • First-team Greater Catholic League-South • 2010-11 varsity record of 32-9 with 18 pins • Moeller’s first state champion wrestler since 2007 • Honors student responsibility and pressure of being defending champ with dignity. “He will definitely handle it,” MacVeigh said. “One thing I know about Joey, whether he pins a guy or loses, the second time out against a guy, he has all the confidence in the world. He has this uncanny ability to keep his head up.” Because of that innate talent, Gaier and many in the wrestling community feel Ward is in great shape to repeat. He’ll either wrestle in the new weight classes of 126 or 132, depending on what direction he gets from collegiate suitors. “Others are intimidated by that (pressure) and others strive in that situation,” Gaier said. “Joey’s definitely one that thrives. The bigger the match, the better the performance for him.” Ward’s next step is a freestyle, Greco-Roman tournament in Fargo where more college coaches will learn of the mild-mannered, personable grappler. “All of the college coaches are there,” Ward said. “You can pretty much go there and get signed. If you win, you’ll be signing with a college that day.”

Deer Park’s Bruewer pesters opponents By Scott Springer

The best thing that Deer Park softball coach Bill Newton can say about four-year catcher Autumn Bruewer is that she’s a pest. “She’s really sweet and really friendly,” Newton said. “She loves talking to people, but she loves to be a pest. She can run those bases and drive you crazy.” The numbers don’t lie. She was on base 65 percent of the time, led the Cincinnati Hills League with a .559 average, had 33 hits (all singles) and 40 steals. Newton estimates the stolen bases are more than anyone playing in a competitive league in the state. “She’s so fast,” Newton said. “She touches the ball, and if it’s not directly at a player with some steam on it, you can’t throw her out. People did all sorts of crazy defenses on her and she got on. And, it might as well be a double, because she steals.” Bruewer was named the

Scouting report

• Starting varsity catcher for Deer Park all four years • All-Cincinnati Hills League, All-Southwest District and All-Metro multiple years • CHL leading hitter at .559 and in steals with 40. • Wrestlerette for two years • National Honor Society, 3.86 GPA

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Deer Park’s Autumn Bruewer was converted by coach Bill Newton to be a lefthanded slap hitter. As the lead-off hitter and catcher for the Lady Wildcats, Bruewer responded with a league leading .559 average as Deer Park finished 184. The Lady Wildcats won the CHL with a mark of 11-3. Suburban Life Sportswoman of the Year. More than 265,000 voters were cast at for local athletes. Winners received field box tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game, courtesy of the team. Nominees were based on excellence in athletics, academics and character. Bruewer takes great pride in her speed and the future theater major at Ohio University relishes the notoriety. “On the first pitch I’m going to second,” Bruewer

said. “No surprise. They know it’s coming.” So do her parents. “We get a little spoiled,” Lisa Bruewer said. “We always expect her to be on, so when she doesn’t get on we’re disappointed.” Autumn likes to be on base because she enjoys the conversation with the opponents in the rare moment that she’s idle. It’s merely part of the natural effervescence she’s had since she was a little girl. “Her dad and I were tak-

Movie: Remember The Titans TV show: The Mentalist Music: Any kind Team: Cleveland Browns Food: Candy Your inspiration: Johnny Depp. He went from a high school drop-out to a successful actor Greatest moment in athletic career: Run-ruling Reading Person you would like to meet: Peyton Manning Something you are not good at: Spelling

ing her for a walk one time,” Lisa Bruewer recalled. “There was an older woman walking, and she just ran up to her and gave her a big hug and said ‘Hi’ to her.” It is that part of her personality that has served her well in skits with “Parkers,” a local theater group. That assertiveness also won her the catcher’s job as a freshman. After the 2007 season, Deer Park had graduated allcity catcher Sam Delvecchio and Newton was looking for


The family of Suburban Life’s Sportswoman of the Year includes, from left, Lisa Bruewer (mom), Joe (brother), Autumn Bruewer and Joe Bruewer (dad). a catcher. “I got a text from her that night that said, ‘I want to be the catcher,” Newton said. “She decided she wanted to be good and she did it.” Newton then switched her from a natural righty to a left-handed slapper. The perky Deer Park aspiring actress became the bubbly blonde blocking home plate. “When I first started my freshman year, no one thought I was going to be good back there,” Bruewer said. “When a ball’s coming from the outfield, they thought you needed a big girl to block the plate. I can block the plate just as good as anyone else that catches.” What else would you expect from a girl who wrestled in junior high with the boys? “Autumn actually wrestled in seventh grade,” Lisa Bruewer said. “She was the only girl and the first girl to ever wrestle (at Deer Park).

When she got to high school, she stopped.” Autumn’s brother, Joe Bruewer, was a 145-pound wrestler at Deer Park and now is a redshirt grappler at Ohio State. Keeping the honor in the family, he was the 2010 Sportsman of the Year for Suburban Life. Instead of rolling on the mat in high school, Autumn turned to rolling ground balls in to hits and making those watching her roll with laughter, on and off the field. “I like to make people laugh,” she said. “I can do that.” Her proud mother agrees. “She enjoys having a good time, being upbeat and being on stage,” Lisa Bruewer said. Autumn currently is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a May 6 game against Wyoming. Naturally, she played on and only recently had surgery to repair it.


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Moeller lax goalie named to all-star team By Scott Springer

Incoming junior Alex Burgdorf of Moeller has been named a Midwest boys all-star at goalie for the Under Armour All-America lacrosse team. Burgdorf will compete with the Midwest team in Baltimore at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Under Armour All-Stars will

Mount Notre Dame senior Janna Reilly of Mason signed a letter of intent April 18 to play volleyball at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

advancing to the Final Four to declare an Underclass Championship. Burgdorf played for coach Nate Reed’s 15-7 Crusaders this past season as a sophomore backing up senior starter Hayden Miller, who is going on to play at Bellarmine. The Crusaders were ranked No. 7 in the Midwest according to Lacrosse Magazine. Burgdorf was also on Moeller’s hockey team in the winter.



Reilly signs

represent Baltimore, Long Island, N.Y., Upstate New York, Midwest, Philadelphia, New England, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and the newly added South and West. The teams will come to Baltimore on July 1, 2 and 3 to participate in the tournament in front of lacrosse fans and college coaches. Each team will play four games in pool play with the top two seeds from each division

College coach wanted

The Xavier University Club Football program seek assistant coaches for the 2011 season. Xavier is a member of the Midwest Club Football Conference. Previous coaching experience preferred. The Musketeers club football team

practices three to four nights a week, and plays a schedule of 8-10 games. These are volunteer positions. Send resumes to Sean McCormick, head coach, via e-mail,

Shipley football camp

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jordan Shipley recently announced the details for his inaugural Old Spice Jordan Shipley Football Camp presented by CBTS and Fifth Third Bank. Camp will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday and

Friday, July 21 and July 22, at Sycamore High School Jordan will be on site to direct camp activities and provide instruction. He will be joined by a selection of the top prep and collegiate coaches from the greater Cincinnati area. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Campers experience various stations, specializing in fundamental skills and the team concept of football. Individual groups will be small to assure each camper gets maximum personalized instruction.

In addition to the seven hours of football instruction, campers receive an autographed camp team photo with Jordan, camp T-shirt and the opportunity to win additional contests and prizes. Cost of the camp is $149. Additional camp partners include Bridgestone, Local 12, Radio One and Cincinnati Parent Magazine. Spots are limited and registration is under way, campers are encouraged to register early. Additional information and registration are available at, or call 888-389-2267.

Bobcat baseball

On a sunny April 30, at Ohio University’s Bob Wren Stadium, it was only right that these two native Cincinnatians, J.R. Reynolds (left) and Trace Voshell would split the catching duties for the doubleheader against rival Kent State. Sophomore, sports management major, Reynolds, of Symmes Township, is a Moeller High School grad who starred on the 2008 Ohio state final four team. Voshell, an OU senior majoring in health services administration, is from Batavia, where he was twice named first team all-city while catching for Clermont Northeastern High School.



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Creating Ohio jobs with streamlined state budget We are all aware of the current state of economic affairs in Ohio. With rampant unemployment, rising costs of living and a crippled housing market, how could anybody not be? I have seen the economy hit everyone hard, and the 35th House District is certainly no exception. Families have been forced to sacrifice more than ever in the wake of the unemployment spike in the last few years. More and more parents have been struggling to put food on the table every day, putting expenses such as college tuition and retirement out of reach. My fellow legislators and I are very aware of the devastating effects of the economic downturn across Ohio. We know that revitalizing the economy should be our top priority as we work in Columbus. I have stuck to this principle in every piece of legislation that has passed through my

office this General Assembly, fighting to revamp our job market and get Ohio back on the right track. Having recently passed the House version of State Rep. the state budget, I Ron Maag can assure you that this legislaCommunity tion reflects my Press guest personal commitcolumnist ment to bringing jobs back to House District 35. The House budget proposal contains a variety of important measures that will foster economic development in our state. After many long hours of reading and careful revision, my colleagues and I have crafted a budget that will close the $8 billion gap our state faces while lowering taxes, all while spending less than the budget of the previ-

ous General Assembly. This is the perfect recipe for rapid economic growth. We also implemented a number of measures designed specifically to boost our job market at the local level. Combating population loss is an important way to accomplish this. Ohio has seen an unprecedented loss of population since the last census was taken, causing us to lose our clout in the federal government. Because of this, we have added provisions that make Ohio much more attractive for business development – keeping people and, therefore, economic resources in our local communities. We wanted to ensure that more Ohio high school graduates would have access to a higher education. For instance, if a high school graduate from Lebanon decides to go to Indiana following graduation, our budget will allow that person to receive in-state tuition

CH@TROOM June 15 questions

Should teachers be allowed to defend themselves against aggressive students? Why or why not? “Of course, teachers should be able to defend themselves against aggressive students. If that teacher were a pedestrian on the sidewalk and was being threatened by an aggressive person, he/she would certainly be able to defend him/herself – even if that aggressive person was of student age. Why take that ability away from a person just because he/she happens to be a teacher and the situation happens to occur within the four walls of an educational facility? Schools are so fearful of reprisal and litigation that they have taken away tools from their teachers and administrators which, unfortunately, include those a ‘regular’ person would be allowed to use to defend him/herself in a serious situation. A sad commentary both on society and on our educational system.” J.D. “Absolutely! I hardly think a reason is necessary; everyone has a right to protect and defend himself, especially from assault. Why should teachers be excluded? “I can just imagine that question being asked when I went to school (1942-1954). It would have elicited a big laugh.” B.B. “Yes I think teachers should be able to defend themselves against aggressive students. Not only are the teachers in danger, but also the other students. “There would have to be guidelines, but no one should have to go to work worried about their safety.” D.D. “If a student is physically attacking a teacher then of course the teacher should have the right to defend themselves. Getting a teachers license doesn’t mean they give up the right to selfpreservation.” J.K. “With a capital yes. Back when I was a student you didn’t dare to mess with the teachers. If you berated a female teacher the male

to an Ohio college or university if he or she returns within ten years of having graduated high school. This measure will bring back the innovative young minds that have left to pursue better business opportunities elsewhere. We need these people to help create a future for Ohio that is sustainable and successful, and offering opportunities for higher education is the perfect incentive to attract them. We have also included measures to retain our state’s retirees, business owners and farmers. These people often leave in order to protect their assets from the state’s estate tax, commonly called the “death tax.” This unfair tax allows the state to tax the assets of a person upon his or her death, and that is why we are aiming to eliminate it at the start of 2013. I, for one, would like my children to receive my assets when

I’m gone, without being taxed on them again. By eliminating this tax, more Ohioans can feel secure and remain in the state, further stimulating the growth of our local economies and job markets. Having worked many long hours to ensure that the budget we passed for the biennium would provide for the future of Ohio, we have been able to pass a very good budget proposal. I believe strongly that many of its provisions are exactly what the state needs to get our economy back on its feet. As the budget process continues to unfold, I am confident that we will end up with a biennial budget that will be very beneficial for the people of the 35th House District. State Rep. Ron Maag may be reached by calling (614) 644-6023, e-mailing, or writing to State Rep. Ron Maag, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.


Next questions What kinds of things can a local business do to get you or keep you as a customer? What are some of the more creative promotions which you have seen? Should Ohio open state parks to oil and gas drilling? Why or why not? Every week Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. teachers and principles office would take care of you. If you messed with the male teachers, you could bet your last dollar you were in for a good ___ kicking, especially if you were in sports. “Today’s kids are mouthy and irresponsible, and think they are protected by laws that prohibit adults from corrected actions. There is no respect given to others. Maybe the parents should be the ones to be given the corrective action. “If you ever go to these little league games, most times the parents are worse than the kids, so you know were it comes from and by who. I’m sorry folks, but I don’t believe in time outs, etc ...” D.J. “Any person is entitled to defend themselves from injury. They can’t use more force than a reasonable person would use to protect themselves. “But no one, teacher or whoever, should be expected to serve as someone else’s punching bag. Students who attack a teacher should have severe penalties, both within the school and within the criminal justice system.” T.H. “In my personal and humble opinion; absolutely! No one should take any abuse from another person, whether student or otherwise.” O.H.R.

If the election were today, who would you vote for Deer Park mayor – David Collins or Shawn Gavin? Why? No responses.

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Once again, demonstrating his uncanny ability to create a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist, Doug Oppenheimer is now attempting to rewrite Madeira’s charter to change the way our city solicitor is selected for office. In a recent article in Suburban Life, Oppenheimer states that “the appointment of the solicitor by council is not in the best interest of the community at large.” Hmm. Disregard the fact that Oppenheimer doesn’t cite a single justification for his comment, or that the existing process for filling that position has been in place for 52 years. Just take his word for it. Our current solicitor has served the city for 15 years. He’s held the position through several administrations, and to my knowledge has executed his duties responsibly, in accordance with city and state laws, and with

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position, what is the purpose? Is he hoping that an elected official would be more willing to give out free legal advice (wills, trusts, POAs and the like?) at the taxpayer’s expense? Why politicize a position that should, by its nature, be neutral, and centered solely on the city’s business? David H. Hoffman Madeira

When police need a warrant to conduct a search The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government by requiring the use of search warrants unless an exception applies. A search warrant is an order signed by a judge that authorizes the police to search for specific property at a specific location. In order for a police officer to obtain a search warrant, he must convince a judge that there is “probable cause” to believe that either ongoing criminal activity or evidence of a crime is present at the place to be searched. Police give the judge affidavits which report their own observations or those of private citizens or reliable police informants. The police officer must swear to the truth of the affidavit. If the judge believes that probable cause exists the judge will authorize the search warrant. Most searches occur without a warrant because there are several exceptions to the warrant requirement. The most common exceptions are: consent searches, plain

view searches, after an arrest, automobiles, and emergency situations. If an officer asks you to search your clothing, house, office Brad or car and you Greenberg give permission, the search is Community valid. Whatever Press guest the officer finds is columnist admissible in evidence. Police do not need to warn you that you can refuse consent to search. No warrant is required when an officer is somewhere he has a right to be and sees contraband or evidence of a crime in “plain view.” For example, if a crime victim calls the police to report a burglary and an officer sees cocaine on the victim’s table, the officer can seize it. A warrant is not required to search a suspect after an arrest. The police may search the suspect and the immediate area around the suspect for weapons and con-

traband. This exception is allowed to protect the officer and to prevent the destruction of evidence. Automobiles, because of their mobility, are subject to special rules. For instance, cars may be searched without a warrant if validly stopped and police have probable cause to believe the car contains contraband or evidence of a crime. There are a number of emergency situations where obtaining a warrant is not practical and therefore not required. These include when an officer is in “hot pursuit” of a fleeing suspect, or when there is immediate danger of someone getting hurt or the destruction of evidence. Defense attorneys may challenge the legality of a search or seizure by the police. The attorney files a motion to suppress evidence and argues that the search was unconstitutional. If the judge agrees, the prosecution will be prevented from using evidence that was found in an improper search Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.

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Indian Hill High School’s 2011 production of “Little Shop of Horrors” included Paul Kim as Mr. Muschnik, Zach Whittington as Seymour, and Audrey Ballish as Audrey.

By Tracey Skale






Singing are Sarah Lowe, Nicole Taylor, Maggie Fritz, Jillian Skale, Rigby Wilkins, Emily Hooker, Allison Dammeyer, and Zach Whittington.

IH play leaves ’em laughing


Indian Hill High School Theater put on another amazing performance under the direction of Lisa Harris, choreographer Jay Goodlet and musical director Phil Clary. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a musical comedy about a Skid Row flower shop employee and his blood-thirsty plant. At first, this unusual plant brings atten-

tion and fortune to Seymour, but at quite a price. Some folks are sacrificed to the plant, but always in the most dramatic and delightful way. Zach Whittington skillfully portrayed down-on-his-luck Seymour who pleads with the plant to “Grow For Me” and has a powerful duet with Audrey Ballish in “Suddenly Seymour.” Audrey (as Audrey) dazzled the audi-

ence with her rendition of “Somewhere That’s Green.” Scene-stealer Paul Kim, made Mr. Mushnik come alive with his comedic flair and had the crowd rolling when he was (melo)dramatically swallowed by the plant. And about that plant … the Audrey 2 flesh-eating plant was personified by the rich voice of Animaesh Manglik (watch out Michael Buble!) The Do-Wap Girls – Indian

Alex Sneider and Zach Whittington perform in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Audrey Ballish, Zach Whittington and Alex Sneider perform.


Zach Whittington portrays Seymour and Audrey Ballish plays Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Hill’s version of the 1960’s Ronettes, sang, danced and narrated throughout. Special crowd-pleaser was senior Alex Sneider in the role of the sadistic, nitrous oxide-loving dentist. He played his role with perfection and wowed the audience with “Dentist” and “It’s Just the Gas.” He has had a stellar career in Indian Hill Theater with many lead roles and proved his star status yet again in his final role at Indian Hill High School.

Zach Whittingtons and Paul Kim ham it up.

Paul Kim, playing Mr. Mushnik, gets eaten by Audrey II the plant as Zach Whittington reacts.

The Do- Wap Girls – Emily Hooker, Jillian Skale and Sarah Lowe – sing their lines.

Alex Sneider, Emily Hooker, Maggie Fritz, Jillian Skale, Rigby Wilkins belt out a number. Alex Sneider, Paul Kim, Audrey Ballish and Zach Whittington perform in “Little Shop of Horrors.”


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Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road, Proof of Hamilton County residency required. Includes TVs, monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, back-up batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. Program prohibits participation by businesses, churches, schools and non-profits. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Oct. 31. 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Pre- and Post-Natal Water Fitness, 5:306:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Certified instructors lead safe and appropriate exercises in variety of class formats. Doctor’s note required. Ages 18 and up. $45 per month, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery. Teen Cross-Training, 4-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, High-energy workout. Classes taught in boot camp style format using resistance training, spinning and drills. Family friendly. $10, free for members. 985-0900. Montgomery. Arthritis Foundation Land Exercise, 1:302:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Taught by certified Arthritis Foundation instructors. Ages 18 and up. $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery. Spin and Pilates Transformation, 5:15-6:15 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Exercise program that transforms your whole body and creates a healthier state of mind. Ages 18 and up. $20, $10 members. Reservations required. 985-6742. Montgomery.


The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, More than 15 vendors offer plethora of foods and other goods including certified organic produce, cider, variety of vegetables, homemade pasta, flowers, gluten-free items, cheeses, meats and more. Rain or shine. 745-5685. Blue Ash.

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An Evening with Bob Huggins, 7:30 p.m., Montgomery Inn Montgomery, 9440 Montgomery Road, Cash bar and appetizer cocktail reception 6:30 p.m. Spring dinner with West Virginia University’s head basketball coach. Kids’ menu available for ages 12 Huggins and under. Benefits the Greater Cincinnati/Dayton Alumni Chapter of WVU’s Mountaineer Scholarship Fund. $70, $50 members, $25 ages 16 and under. Reservations required. 304-550-1983; Montgomery.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Kroger Symmes Township, 11390 Montgomery Road, Massimo malbec, Brazin zinfandel, Loedonna viogner and Foghead sauvignon blanc. $1 per taste. With snacks. $1 per taste. 247-7740; Symmes Township.


Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Taught by certified Arthritis Foundation aquatics instructors. Ages 18 and up. $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery.



Standard First Aid with CPR/AED - Adult, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Learn to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. $55. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Mike Vecchione, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Motherless Daughters Support Group, 78:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 503-4262; Montgomery.

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 7754 Montgomery Road, Basket splash Father George 6-9 p.m. Music by Midnight Special 8 p.m.-midnight. Rides, raffle, games, food, music, Bid ‘N’ Buy booth, split-the-pot and more. Free. 791-9030; Sycamore Township. St. Columban Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Fish Fry is back. Music by Rusty Griswolds. Rides, food and games, funnel cakes, Sweet Maize kettle corn, great teen tent, kid’s tent and more. Beer with wristband and ID. Free. Through June 26. 683-0105; festival.aspx. Loveland. Madeira Centennial Criterium and Family Festival, 4:30-11 p.m., Downtown Madeira, Miami Avenue, Bike racing. Novice race at 4:30 p.m. Racing level categories increase until pro race at 8:15 p.m. Women pros at 8 p.m. Children’s race at 7 p.m. Includes outdoor dining, children’s activity area and music. Food, beer and wine available. Benefits Arthritis Foundation. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Madeira Chamber of Commerce. 561-2400. Madeira.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Ben Alexander, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 2. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


LoHeat, 9 p.m., HD Beans and Bottles Cafe, 6721 Montgomery Road, Jam with rock and blues music. 793-6036; Silverton.


Mike Vecchione, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 2 5


Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Adaptive Group Swim Lessons, 9-11 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Small group lessons for nontraditional students taught by exploration, experimentation and discovery method. Family friendly. $10. Reservations required. 9856742. Montgomery.


Pre- and Post-Natal Water Fitness, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $45 per month, free for members. 9856742. Montgomery.


Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, More than 20 vendors, including seven local growers, fresh European-style bread, locally roasted coffee, local baked goods, homemade granola, pastured meat and chicken and pork, artisan gelato, artisan cheese, local herbs, honey, maple syrup and more. Includes weekly musical acts, cooking demonstrations and community events. 659-3465; Montgomery.


St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Basket splash a student 6-9 p.m. Music by NKG 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Free. 791-9030; Sycamore Township. St. Columban Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Columban Church, Music by Midnight Special with Rozzi fireworks. Free. 683-0105; www. Loveland.


The Madeira Centennial Criterium and Family Festival is 4:40 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, June 24, in downtown Madeira. Novice race is at 4:30 p.m. Racing level categories increase until the pro race at 8:15 p.m. Women’s pro is at 8 p.m., and a children’s race is at 7 p.m. The event includes outdoor dining, a children’s activity area and music. Food, beer and wine will be available. This event benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Call 561-2400 for more information. The nation’s top cycling teams flocked to Madeira to race in its first bicycle Criterium last year.


CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and the Healthcare Provider, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Learn skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. Includes use of automated external defibrillator to care for a victim of cardiac arrest. $70. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop, 2-4 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own colorful stepping stone. $40. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Civil War Weapons, 1:30-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Power Point presentation on Civil War Weapons. View Civil War memorabilia, priceless historical artifacts gathered from attics, closets and private collections. In conjunction with Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exhibit. Free. 683-5692. Loveland.


Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Norman Neal, Civil War historian, presents Civil War weapons, their histories and uses, and demonstrates some of the weapons. View weapons, ordnance, soldiers’ personal effects, historic photos, period documents, maps, money, medals, books, newspapers, flags and more from attics, closets and private collections. Exhibit continues through Aug. 7. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Harvest and cure garlic, plant winter squash and summer crops in garden and fall crops in greenhouse. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Work one day or the whole season. Free. 683-2340; Loveland. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 6


St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival, 4-10 p.m., St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Wii room open 5-9 p.m. Basket splash a teacher 6-9 p.m. Music by Ooh La La and the Greasers 6:30-10 p.m. Free. 791-9030; Sycamore Township. St. Columban Festival, 3-9 p.m., St. Columban Church Music by the Modulators., Free. 683-0105; festival.aspx. Loveland.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7:30-8:30 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. 3515005. Madeira.


Tai Chi for Arthritis, 1:30-2:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Taught by certified Arthritis Tai Chi instructor, class is easy and enjoyable to learn, bringing with it many health benefits both safely and quickly. $120 for 10 classes. 985-0900. Montgomery.


Worms, 2-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Presentation by the Soil and Water Conservation District. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 369-4450; Deer Park.


Dance Camp with Tippi Toes Inc., 9:3010:30 a.m. (Ballet, tap and jazz) and 10:3011:30 a.m. (Hip-hop), TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Daily through July 1. For families with children ages 3-12. $80. Reservations required. 9856747; Montgomery.

SUMMER CAMP - NATURE Turner Farm Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Daily through July 1. Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to the soil, sun, water and each other. Ages 8-10. $175. Registration required. 5617400; Indian Hill. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 8


Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Eight California icon wines paired with food. Reservations due by June 27. $35. Reservations required. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 745-9100; email; Kenwood.

Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. info@loveland; Loveland.


Open Sand Volleyball, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Adults, $15, free for members. 985-6722. Montgomery. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 2 9


Farmers Market, 1-5:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Fresh produce from Wilfert Farms. Sycamore Senior Center members receive discount on purchases. 686-1010; Blue Ash.


Hypertufa Trough Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Learn to make your own hypertufa containers. $45. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Midweek Concert Series, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Music by Jim McBride (oneman band). Lunch in cafe available. Free. 984-1234; Blue Ash.


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.


Open Sand Volleyball, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free for members. 985-6722. Montgomery. T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 3 0


Triathlon Preparation Clinic, 7:30-9 p.m., Venus Fitness For Her, 9401 Montgomery Road, Information about race-day preparation, answers to questions, go through the course and more. Free. 368-9319; Montgomery.


Jamie Lissow, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; Montgomery.


John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 2-5 p.m., John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 7054 Montgomery Road, Houses historic photographs and artifacts from the Silverton’s past, including the Olympic uniform of Barry Larkin, a retired Reds player and Silverton native son. The museum is operated by the Silverton Block Watch Association. “History of the City of Silverton: Late 1700s to 2006” book by James R. Replogle Jr. available for sale. Cost $15. Free.Through Sept. 25. 936-6233. Silverton.



Ohio River Way Paddlefest, a canoe and kayak paddling event down the Ohio River, with music, food and activities, is Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25. It will feature recreation, entertainment and education for children and adults on and along the Ohio River. It begins with the educational Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 at Coney Island. The Ohio River & Outdoor Festival begins with Paddlefest registration at 10 a.m. June 24. Live music is 5-11:30 p.m. On June 25, the Ohio River Paddlefest Finish Line Festival is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Yeatman’s Cove. Visit Pictured is a scene from the 2010 Ohio River Way Paddlefest.

JSPN Summer Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Loveland Bike and Skate Rental, 206 Railroad Ave., Hit the trail with the JSPN crew and other Jewish young professionals ages 21-35 for leisurely cycle excursion to famous Schoolhouse Restaurant. Bring own bike or rent one for $12. Includes lunch. Bike rentals must be paid in advance by June 24, available online. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 3730300; Loveland.


Country singer Kenny Chesney comes to the Riverbend Music Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Guests are Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker. Tickets are $79.50, pavilion and $39.50, lawn, plus fees. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


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June 22, 2011


What happens when we keep on keeping on? This is a reprint of a Father Lou column from 2010. Father Lou is currently dealing with medical issues that prevent him from carrying out a full schedule, including penning new columns.

Somewhere in our lives we chose a road. There will always be Frost’s two paths that diverge in an unknown woods. Maybe even more than two. Once we reach a reasoned conviction of which of the two to follow – which is not always easy to accomplish – we set out on one on them. Then what? Then it’s time for perseverance, to continue steadfastly. Colloquially, it’s time to keep on keeping on. Untrustworthy negative thoughts can pester us again and again: “Should I have chosen a different path; if this is the right one shouldn’t it always be easy and enjoyable?” “Why these problems? Are they signs of a wrong

choice and a directive to go backward?” “Did I blow it?” If you wonder about your life in similar ways then you were symboliFather Lou cally present Guntzelman years ago when Perspectives a man came for an appointment. Though he smiled politely, feelings of disappointment and sadness accompanied him. As his life story unfolded, he lamented, “ You know, Father Lou, I’ve always thought that if you worked hard at handling your life when you were younger, things would eventually get better. “To me, life is like climbing a mountain. I’ve always had the expectation that by this time in my life I would come to a kind of

plateau where the troubles of life level off. “Now I’m beginning to wonder if there will ever be a plateau. The mountain just keeps going up – and I’m getting so tired of climbing.” I had known this man for years and had a great respect for him. This was one of those times that many of us clergy wish we had a special word or prayer to salve someone’s troubled mind. I realize now that all I have is the same humanness, a listening ear, and a heart that cares. “As a mountain-climber, what are your options?” I inquired. “Well,” he mused, “I guess I could just sit and weep or wait for someone to come by and help me; or I could slide down to the bottom and stop climbing. “Then again, I could give up completely and jump off the mountain and end all the climbing and worrying.” After a long,

thoughtful pause, he sighed and suggested, “Or – I can keep on climbing.” You can tell in people’s voices and eyes when they have arrived at an answer that is really the answer, not just an expected or temporary reply. He realized that the true solution called on him for much courage – to change his negative attitude and just keep on keeping on. I asked him whether, in his solution of just keeping on, there was any benefit for him, or for any of us as we climb our mountains, to keep going even when we wonder about stopping. He paused, looked out the window thoughtfully as though he couldn’t think of any benefit. But then he did. He smiled, turned, looked me in the eye and resolutely said, “When you keep on climbing the view gets better.” Before me sat a very wise man.

A man becoming even wiser. A man gaining insight into himself and many of the perplexing paradoxes of life. Life is not a disease, not a picnic, nor a punishment. It is a path on which we travel somewhere. We look for meaning, not comfortableness. Our climb may be hard for us at times and call for every ounce of courage we have, but it rewards us by becoming more revealing as we go. Life whispers to us many of its secrets. We learn in our hearts to choose life, not quitting. It’s said: “When you climb a mountain, you feel like you’re meeting God halfway.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Know the policy before using layaway for purchases During these tough economic times we’ve seen layaway become an increasing popular method of shopping at several area stores. You can put down a little money over time until you’ve paid enough to buy the item. But, just what are your rights when you buy something on layaway? Meg Corcoran of Price Hill said she was surprised when she couldn’t immediately get her money back after she changed her mind about buying a patio set. She found the furniture in a

store last April. “ T h e guy says, ‘Well you can put it on layaway.’ I Howard Ain ‘s T ah ai td’ s, Hey Howard! g r e a t because I do like to do that.’ So, I put down $200, and then I sent him another $200 later on,” Corcoran said. All those payments were noted on the receipt she received from the store.

Corcoran had every intention of buying the items until she saw another patio set at another store a few weeks later. “I saw a nicer set for the price,” Corcoran said. “It was bigger so it fit my deck better because this was a smaller set. So I decided to go with the other set.” After buying the second set, she contacted the first store and asked to get back the $400 she had put down on layaway for the first set. Corcoran said the salesman told her, “I couldn’t have my money back until

Under Ohio’s Layaway Law, consumers wishing to cancel a layaway must do so in writing. he sold the set I ordered, sold it to somebody else. We went round and round about it and he said he put out his own money for the set.” Like many people, Corcoran said she had no idea there is an Ohio law governing layaways, and didn’t know what it was. “No, I didn’t. It wasn’t on

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June 22, 2011

Wooden bowl holds memories, salad dressing

When we pick the first tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, I like to make my mom, Mary Nader’s, lemony salad dressing. I would have liked to teach it in class, too, but she, and I, never measured.

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Well, I finally bit the bullet and did just that: measured ingredients as they went Rita in. I’m Heikenfeld sharing that recipe Rita’s kitchen today and hope you like it as much as we do. And when I make the dressing, I’m reminded of the time that we didn’t have salad for supper. Let me explain. My mom never had a lot of mixing bowls – she used hand-hewn wooden bowls from Lebanon for the most part. But for our salad (and we did have salad almost every day to accompany the meal) she used a stainless steel bowl. It was a bit battered and it was the only bowl she had for this purpose. Mom also used a wooden pestle called an “in-duhuh” to crush her garlic with salt and pepper for the dressing. Well, one day she

My mom’s lemon salad dressing

This is typical for Middle Eastern dressings. It is quite lemony and is not a “fancy” salad. This is a base recipe, so go to taste on it. If you add tomatoes, cukes, onions, etc., add them to the dressing first and some of their juices will go into it, flavoring it nicely. If you add parsley, mix it in with the greens. Cheese should be sprinkled on after mixing if you want some. But don’t overdo on the cheese. A little

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Someone gave me this recipe during a class I was teaching. I didn’t get his name – he just pressed the recipe in my hand and said “try it.” I haven’t tried it yet but intend to. If you do, let me know how you like it. Jicama may be unfamiliar to you, but it’s a tuberous root veggie that’s juicy and crunchy. It tastes a little bit like an apple and can be eaten raw or cooked. COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Rita Heikenfeld’s mom’s salad with lemony dressing. The bowl was also handed down from her along with the pestle. goes a long way and you don’t want to mask the flavor of the dressing. This amount serves two but is easily increased to your needs.

Dressing: 1

⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic or equivalent clove of garlic Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil Mix garlic, salt and pepper together. I use my wooden pestle (in-duh-uh) for this but a fork works well. Stir in juice and olive oil. You won’t have a lot of dressing but don’t be fooled. This is enough for 3 to 4 cups chopped lettuce, a tomato and some cucumber.

Patt Sayer’s slaw from Fish Hopper Restaurant

Pat Sayer, a Western Hills reader, sent me this favorite cloned recipe.

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Mango jicama slaw

couldn’t find the bowl so we didn’t have salad! My sisters blamed me – they said I took it out into the yard to make some mud-pie creation. What I find amusing is that our yard was the size of a postage stamp so why it took over a day to locate the bowl is beyond me. Anyway, whenever I see a serving bowl that I “just have to have,” I stop and remember how few serving pieces Mom had, so I smile and leave it on the shelf.

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“One of my hobbies is recreating recipes from foods that we have enjoyed at restaurants. The coleslaw we ate at the Fish Hopper Restaurant in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, during our 49th anniversary is different than any coleslaw we have eaten,” she said. Sounds good to me!

Mix and chill prior to serving:

8 cups shredded mix of green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots (your choice of proportions) 1 cup golden seedless raisins 1 cup chopped papaya (Libby’s canned, welldrained, or fresh) Enough Marzetti’s cold slaw dressing to moisten well. 1 cup chopped Macadamia nuts Variation: Add orangeflavored cranberries and minced onions to taste.

1 mango, julienned 1 ⁄2 cup carrots, julienned 1 pound jicama, peeled and julienned 1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 ⁄2 cup fresh lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until serving. This makes four servings.

Recipe correction

According to Pam Anderson, the recipe for the strawberry pie needs to be altered slightly. “I think there may be 1 tablespoon too much water in the pie. It’s not setting perfectly for some. Just reduce water in cornstarch slurry from 1⁄4 cup to 3 tablespoons,” she wrote. Thanks Pam. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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June 22, 2011



Film supports release of captive Israeli soldier

Madeira girls Lexi Born, 8, at left, and Cassidy Mason, 7, raised more than $120 for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The Jewish community in Cincinnati is honoring an Israeli soldier being held captive in Gaza with two showings of a film, “Family in Captivity.” Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been held in captivity in an unknown location in the Gaza Strip by Hamas since June 2006. June 25 marks the fifth year of his capture. The Mayerson JCC and Cedar Village Retirement Community are partnering to provide two opportunities for the Cincinnati area community to view this landmark film. The first showing is at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Cedar Village, 5467 Cedar Village Drive in Mason. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 513-754-3100. The showing of this film at Cedar Village is co-sponsored by the Berg Family Fund. As an extension of the Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, the film will also be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway, in Amberley Village. The showing at the Mayerson JCC is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Cost is $10 for each adult and $7 for seniors (ages 60 and older) and students. All proceeds from the screening will go to the “Free


Madeira girls raise funds for SPCA By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA – Two Madeira girls recently raised more than $120 for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after hosting a sale of eclectic items. It was the fruition of some eight months of planning by Lexi Born, 8, and Cassidy Mason, 7, who sold marigold seeds, vegetable seedlings, hand-loomed potholders and homemade dog biscuits shaped like dog bones, squirrels, boots and hearts. With the help of friends, neighbors and Madeira Elementary School teachers, the girls also collected dog toys, dog carriers, towels,

bleach and rubbing alcohol for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. More donations will be collected through Thursday, June 30, at The Nutrition Niche and Little Treasures Jewelry, both on Laurel Avenue in Madeira. People can drop off dog and cat food, dog and cat toys, dog and cat crates and carriers, non-clumping cat litter, towels, blankets, sheepskin pads, laundry detergent, bleach, grooming clippers, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, antibiotic ointment, bandages and large and medium-sized plastic trash bags. The merchants also will be selling the homemade dog biscuits for the cause.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Cincinnati ‘Maids’ team honored

A four-person team from The Maids of Cincinnati has received a top regional honor from The Maids International for exceptional quality that includes dedication to outstanding service, building strong customer relations and achieving continuous improvement. Team 5 of The Maids of Cincinnati was recognized as a 2010 Regional Team of the Year. Only four of more than 800 teams throughout the franchise system received regional awards; a fifth team won national recognition. Team 5 has been recognized numerous times within the local franchise as the team of the month and they secured The Maids of Cincinnati’s Team of the Year in 2009. Team 5, which represents the Great Lakes

Region, was selected in part for top scores in customer survey results and consistently outshining other teams in scores like customer satisfaction, cleanliness, attentiveness and likelihood to recommend. The awards were given out at the recent annual convention of The Maids International in Omaha, Neb. The Maids of Cincinnati services the residents of Cincinnati and the surrounding communities of Amberley Village, Anderson, Avondale, Blue Ash, Glendale, Hyde Park, Indian Hill, Lockland, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Mt. Lookout, Newtown, Oakley, Parkdale, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, Sharonville, Springdale, Symmes, Terrace Park and Wyoming. For more information about The Maids, call (513) 396-6900 or visit

Kenwood Woman’s Club awards scholarships At the Kenwood Woman’s Club annual Scholarship Luncheon a total of $12,000 in scholarships were awarded. $2,000 scholarships were awarded to the following graduating seniors: Kali Flaska, Indian Hill High School; Joseph Tull, Moeller High School; Jessica Petri, Madeira High School, and Natalie Sommerville, Indian Hill High School. The Nancy & Edward Boike Memorial Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to Andrew Griggs, Indian

Hill High School, and Allison Ballweg, Madeira High School. The Patty Bertsche Memorial Woman’s Opportunity Grants of $1,000 each went to Lauren Hopewell and Laura Sagrati. The club is open to all women regardless of residence, and is dedicated to higher education of young people and providing opportunities for women to pursue further education. For information on joining the Kenwood Woman’s Club, please call 513-561-3083.

Gilad Shalit” efforts. “Our Cedar Village family has followed the plight of Gilad Shalit throughout his captivity,” said Carol Silver Elliott, CEO and president of Cedar Village. “Sharing this film with our residents, and community, is an important opportunity to share his story.” Jeff Baden, executive director of the Mayerson JCC, added “As a community center, the JCC is honored to provide the opportunity for our community to come

together in support of the Shalit family’s efforts to free Gilad. We hope that people across Cincinnati will come to see the film and learn more about how they can help this soldier and his family.” To learn more about the film, visit Anyone interested in learning about the Shalit family or to assist the “Free Gilad Shalit” efforts can visit


Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been held in captivity in an unknown location in the Gaza Strip by Hamas since June 2006. June 25 marks the fifth year of his capture.

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June 22, 2011

Hebrew Union graduates follow in fathers’ footsteps Completing a course of study is always a time of celebration, but for the families of three students at the Cincinnati (Clifton) campus of Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion, this spring has particular meaning. Each of the students will be going into the family business, so to speak. They are following in the footsteps of their fathers, and in the case of Aaron Miller, the footsteps of his grandfather as well. Mr. Miller, along with Laila Haas, were among the rabbinical students ordained Saturday May 21. Their parents joined them in celebrating their ordinations. Miller’s father, Jonathan Miller, is a rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, AL., as was his grandfather, Judea Miller, now deceased. Ms. Hass’s father, Steven Haas, is a cantor at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami

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Beach, FL. Ariel Boxman, another HUC-JIR student, graduated with a master’s degree May 19. Those completing rabbinical studies, are awarded a master’s degree after four years and are then ordained upon completion of a fifth year. At the same time, her father, Rabbi Bradd Boxman, will accept an honorary doctorate, a distinction bestowed on those completing 25 years of service as a rabbi.

Aaron Miller’s Road to the Rabbinate

While growing up, Mr. Miller, 27, had no interest in being a rabbi. He tells a story of how as a typical 14-year-old, he battled with his father over taking out the garbage. But when his father asked him if he would rather be a garbage man or a rabbi when he grew up, the teen had no doubt. He’d rather be a garbage man. Miller says he was not overly rebellious in high school. He says one of the worse things he did was eat pepperoni pizza. He credits growing up in the South as part of what nurtured his faith. “It’s cool to be religious in the South.” When as jun-

iors and seniors, his high school friends began taking their faith seriously and reading the Bible, he did the same. “We would talk about the Bible over lunch.” The Reform Jewish Summer Camp Movement, which he attended every year, first has a young camper and then in later years as a junior counselor, also fed his faith. But it wasn’t until a family vacation that he told him his parents that he was beginning to consider the rabbinate. And that happened accidentally. Although she denies it, says Mr. Miller, his mother over packs. She takes more clothes on vacation than she can fit into her suitcase. So she tucks the extra garments into the suitcases of other family members. At one point, as the family was driving to Sanibel Island in Florida, his mother reached over to her son’s back pack to grab something of hers out of it. As she did so, she came across the TaNakh, the Jewish Bible, which Mr. Miller planned to read while on vacation – just as his friends were doing on their vacations. She held it up in shock. “What is this doing here?” Mr. Miller’s father saw it

and said, “Why do you have that?” Mr. Miller laughs. Of all the things a parent could find in a teen son’s backpack, certainly a Bible should not be cause for consternation. But it was so unexpected for his parents. Mr. Millers simply said, “Well, I am thinking of becoming a rabbi.” His father was thrilled, but he never pushed his son in that direction. Still the senior Miller had a hand in his son’s decision. “If my father did not love being a rabbi, if he did not love his congregation as much as he does, I would never have considered becoming a rabbi.” At his ordination, Mr. Miller will wear his grandfather’s tallit, the prayer shawl his grandmother gave him when his grandfather died. Judea Miller, a rabbi for a congregation in Rochester, N.Y., was a prominent social justice activist through the 1960s through the 1990s. He was active in the civil rights movement, spearheaded the effort to force the Soviet Union to allow Jews to emigrate to countries where they could freely practice their faith and took a leading role in the sanctuary movement that harbored

Central Americans fleeing violence and death in their homelands. He fought against the death penalty, and his congregation was the first to openly welcome gays and lesbians in to the congregation. For a thesis, Mr. Miller wrote a biography of his grandfather, whose papers are stored at the American Jewish Archives at HUC-JIR. “I felt so lucky that I could do that, that the papers were there. It allowed me to get to know him as a rabbi. I only knew him as a grandfather – he died when I was 11. It breaks my heart that my grandfather won’t be there for my ordination. He would have been so proud.” The Hyde Park resident and his wife, Lauren, will be moving to Washington, D.C., this summer where Mr. Miller will serve as one of the rabbis for the Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Ariel Miller finds her own faith

Becoming a rabbi was not something, Ariel Boxman, 25, considered while growing up. “I grew up in a typical Jewish home where we observed the customs of the

Jewish faith, but I was never particularly interested in religion,” she says. Then she spent a semester in Israel while in high school. The experience was “transformative.” “I found the Jewish of myself, not my parents or anyone else,” she says. “I returned home and said, ‘Dad, I want to be a rabbi.’ He was shocked, but has fully supported me. “I think he thought my interest might fade, but it didn’t.” She became involved with Jewish organizations at American University in Washington, D.C., where she studied international relations. Upon graduation, she moved to Cincinnati to begin rabbinical studies. After she is ordained next year, the Amberly Village resident plans to pursue a master’s degree in Jewish education, a new offering of HUC-JIR. “Traditionally, you go to a synagogue upon ordination,” said Ms. Boxman. “But my passion is education. I want to work in a synagogue educating youth and adults. “I am very excited.” And her father is very proud.

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Community RELIGION

Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

A Wednesday worship service is being conducted at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 10. Weekly summer camps began the week of June 7, and have a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday schedule. Visit for details and registration. Vacation Bible school is 9 a.m. to noon, June 27 to July 1; and 68:30 p.m., Aug. 8-12. Call the church for details or to register. Fall Adult Mission Trip planning is underway. If interested in an Oct. 6-9 service project to Appalachia Tenn. area, call the church for details. The church is searching for crafter and vendors to join the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 12. Register at Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Congregation Ohav Shalom

Congregation Ohav Shalom is having its annual Summer Picnic on Sunday, June 26. This will be a lively summer evening of food, family fun, drinks and games. Starting at 5 p.m., guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat picnic dinner and will be invited to participate in a Cincinnati Reds-themed raffle with great prizes such as an autographed Scott Rolen baseball, four single tickets to a Reds game and more. The evening will culminate with the big annual sweepstakes, a long-term tradition at Ohav Shalom. This year’s top cash prize is $2,000. Second prize is $1,000, followed by two $500 prizes. Winners need not be present. Sweepstakes tickets are $100 each, or two for $150, and are available from the Ohav Shalom office at 489-3399. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. The cost for the evening is $8/person, which includes the picnic dinner. Children under age 2 are free. The event will take place at 8100 Cornell Road in Sycamore Township, and is open to the public. For information, contact Steve Segerman at 339-0579 or Congregation Ohav Shalom is at 8100 Cornell Road, Sycamore Township; 489-3399;

Connections Christian Church

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

Hartzell United Methodist Church Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible

The church has a new contemporary worship service, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.



St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and child care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every

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Trinity recently launched a new Contemporary Worship Service, called “The Source.” Trinity Together time is on the first and third Tuesday of each month. This is an outreach program that gives families the opportunity to spend quality time together in structured activities that promote healthy relationships and positive interactions. It is free to the public and geared toward the ages of birth to 5 years

old. This program includes special guests throughout the year as well as crafts, games, story time, snack and getting to know other parents and grandparents and their children. Park in the lot of Trinity Community Church, and enter through the doors of Fellowship Hall. Call the church office for schedule information. The church hosts a free meal for all its neighbors, 6-7 p.m., the last Tuesday of each month in Fellowship Hall at the church. Whether you need a break from cooking, have run low on groceries by the end of the month, or just want to relax and eat while socializing, you are invited to enjoy Trinity’s hospitality. Families, singles, couples and all ages are welcome. Park in the church parking lot, and enter through the doors of Fellowship Hall. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 791-7631;



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

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Lighthouse Baptist Church

Lighthouse Baptist Church has Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and has conservative music. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. A well-staffed nursery is provided for each service. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, at 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 7093344.

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New Church of Montgomery

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;


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Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

Experience Jesus’ healing power during the Mass and pray for healing, conversion, and peace (for ourselves and our country) on Wednesday, June 22. Rosary is at 6:45 p.m., and Mass is at 7:15 p.m. Call 351-9800 for more information. Curious about the Feast of Divine Mercy? Father Dan Cambra, MIC, Provincial Superior of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, the order entrusted with spreading the message of Divine Mercy will be at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center at 7 p.m., on July 1 to answer all questions. Call 351-9800 for more information. A free will donation will be accepted. “Padre Pio, our friend and intercessor” is the title of the talk to be given by Fr. Ermelindo DiCapua, OFM, Padre Pio’s assistant for English speaking pilgrims the last three years of Padre Pio’s life. Hear stories of St. Pio, testimonies to the many favors granted through his intercession and to be blessed with a relic of St. Pio at 7 p.m., July 26. An auction of religious goods will benefit the Home for Elderly Priests in San Giovanni Rotundo (a charity started by Padre Pio) will precede the talk at 5:30 p.m. Call 351-9800 for more information. A free will donation will be accepted. The community is invited to a new series “Finding a Deeper Spiritual Life” offered the second Monday of the month, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Each month a different priest will give a talk on some aspect of Spirituality, followed by discussion on topics such as taking a spiritual audit, the rosary, spiritual books and action you can take to increase your relationship with Our Lord. For questions, call Claire or Sue, Our Lady of Light Office, 531-6279. The event is free. The center is at 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood; 351-3800;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

A special service will honor Mother Terri and Mother Linda at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 26. Brunch will follow. There will be no 11:30 a.m. service June 26. The next Habitat for Humanity work day is Saturday, July 16. The last work day of the season is Sept.

BAPTIST 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

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


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

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CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd. Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff 513-474-1428 •

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The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. All are welcome. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Samaritan Closet is located next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

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Brecon United Methodist Church

Horizon Community Church

The church, which previously conducted services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150-percent jump in Sunday service attendance since opening their own facility. That increase prompted the additional service time, adding another parking lot, and having volunteers and police to help with parking each week. The church offers services at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. “We just moved here to Anderson on Jan. 9 and did not anticipate having to add a third service to our normal two,” according to Senior Pastor Chad Hovind. The church, which previously had services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150 percent jump in Sunday service attendance since opening in Anderson. The church is at 3950 Newtown Road, Anderson Township;; 272-5800.

vice is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak n’ Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays, 1011 a.m. Sunday worship services are 8, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Parent Church School meets the second Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street (Newtown)


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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


8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

9:00 Equipping · 10:15 Exploring · 11:30 Exploring

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.) INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am


6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230

Good Shepherd


7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center) Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556



The summer worship service began on Sunday, June 6, with one service at 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. The community is invited. Nine youth and five adults left for the annual Mission Trip on Sunday, June 12. The youth and adults will help with various community projects such as the local Kids’ Club, minor home repairs and community beautification. They return on June 17. At the 10 a.m. youth service on Sunday, June 19, the youth and adults will lead the worship service and share pictures and stories of their experience in Tennessee. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. Women of Faith women’s Bible study group meets 9:45-11:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings (except the second Wednesday). The next series is titled “Living Above Worry and Stress.” New participants are welcome. Babysitting is provided. The community is invited to participate in all activities of the church and to attend worship services (8:30 and 11 a.m.) and Sunday School (9:45 a.m.). The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

10. Please contact the church for sign-up information. The church is collecting non-perishable grocery items for the Findlay Street food pantry and seeking volunteers to deliver bread daily from Kroger and Panera. Findlay Street summer camp started June 6 and continues Monday through Friday throughout the summer. Volunteers are need to help chaperone field trips, direct craft projects and more. Contact the church for more information. Opera Goes to Church, a collaborative between Cincinnati Opera and area churches, will be hosted by St. Barnabas at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1. The cost if free, but call the Cincinnati Opera box office at 2412742 for tickets. Internationally acclaimed artists and local talent will perform gospel/sacred music, jazz and classical music. Youth Summer Choir camp begin Saturday, July 9 and runs six Saturday mornings to Aug. 13, 9-10:30 a.m. The camp will include ear-training exercises, vocal technique practice and rehearsal of pieces for fall services. Contact the church for sign-up and further information. Summer fellowship events: Reds Outing at 1:10 p.m., Sunday, July 31 vs. the San Francisco Giants, Annual Canoe Trip on Sat. July 9 and Annual Parish Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 28. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Ser-


Ascension Lutheran Church

Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

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9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided




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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Darryl Robinson, 50, 4833 Paddock Road, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., May 30. Laquinta Jackson, 24, 5345 Tompkins, disorderly conduct at 5345 Tompins, June 2. Rylee McQueary, 20, 3983 Larchview Drive, drug possession at 5346 Viewpoint, May 31. Mark Kabbes, 32, 4834 Race Road, assault at 6916 Hurd Ave., June 1.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Medicine valued at $3.30 removed at 3240 Highland, May 26.


About police reports

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


Country Club at 6501 Kenwood Road, May 28.

Domestic incident

At Camargo Road, May 31.

Reports will run June 29.



Brandice Sparkman, 51, 5536 E. Galbraith Road, criminal trespassing at 9556 Main, June 5. Michael Malone, 22, 4902 Greenlee Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 27.

Female stated ID used with no authorization $2,499.49 at 6302 Maplespur Lane, June 1.


Incidents/investigations Criminal trespass

Trespass on property of Kenwood

Crashes involving students rise As summer temperatures rise, so do crashes involving school-age children – especially those who walk and ride bikes. In fact, a recent five-year study by Ohio Department of Transportation reveals crashes involving school-age children (ages 5-18) make up nearly 40 percent of all pedestrian and bicyclist crashes – with June through August combining for more than 3,500

crashes, the largest threemonth total. ODOT safety experts say the increase in crashes during the summer months is due to a combination of factors. The first being the beginning of summer vacation for students, which means there is an influx of kids who are outside playing and engaging in recreational activities. In 2010, there were near-

ly 299,767 crashes across Ohio with 1,081 deaths and 10,175 serious injuries. Between 2006 and 2010, more than 23,297 crashes were pedestrian and bicyclerelated resulting in 552 fatalities and 20,478 injuries (3,699 serious injuries). For safety tips please see attached Tip Card. Share the Road is part of a national effort to encourage roadway safety and awareness.

Felix Taylor, 54, 3520 Trimble Ave., disorderly conduct at Kenwood at 71, May 27. Spring London Shockley, 38, 10813 Lake Thomas Drive, disorderly conduct at 11532 Deerfield, May 29. Heather Alter, 24, 6857 Lynnfield Court, drug abuse instruments, paraphernalia at 6857 Lynnfield court, May 29. Thomas Clark, 47, 8357 Beech Ave., assault at 8808 Blue Ash Road, May 30. Sidney Schnee, 18, 11120 Hughes Road, open container at 6037 Trowbridge, June 5.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Residence entered at 7280 Tiki Ave., May 28. Residence entered and $300 removed at 10865 Lake Toames, May 21. Residence entered and Jewelry and medication valued at $1,200 removed at 5536 E. Galbraith Road, May 28.

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Criminal damaging

Reported at 8450 Blue Ash Road, June 2.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Monroe, May 24.


Leaf blower valued at $450 removed at 7714 U.S. 22, June 3. Merchandise valued at $975 removed at 7913 Montgomery Road, June 1. Merchandise clothing valued at $150 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 2. Clothing valued at $99 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 26. Lights valued at $60 removed at 4064 Larkview Drive, May 27. Cast iron tub of unknown value

removed at 7601 Montgomery Road, May 28. Debit card used without consent at 7742 Highgate Place, May 26. Vehicle removed at 7600 E. Kemper Road, May 29. Ladders valued at $227 removed at 8362 Blue Ash Road, May 26. Flashlights, copper valued at $2200 removed at 7754 E. Kemper, May 31. Computer, credit card, cash of unknown value removed at 5408 Kugler Mill Road, May 30. $50,000 removed at 7900 E. Kemper Road, May 31.

Theft, assault

Victim struck and vehicle removed at 8109 Reading Road, June 2.


3933 Galbraith Road: Morell Joyce L. to Rainbolt Kerri Lynn; $98,500. 4423 Clifford Road: Davis Benjamin G. & Melissa to Knight James Carlie III; $118,900. 4427 Redmont Ave.: Bacon Elizabeth A. to Walker James William Jr. & Lea; $137,500.


26 Camargo Canyon Drive: Kersting Jerome L. & S E. Dianne to Chandra Johan B. & Kumala D.; $775,000. 5760 Windridge Drive: Wilkerson James C. Tr & Marilyn R. Tr to Leborgne Edward T. & Wendy D.; $468,000.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

6609 Apache Circle: Dewitt Todd N. & Mary E. to Chadwick Scott A. & Pamela A.; $395,000.


11915 Third Ave.: Cromer Carol D. & Sherman D. to Wood Chris; $75,000. 8733 Kenwood Road: Rac Family Properties LLC to Heyne Michael A. & Donna L. Freeman; $420,000.

Victor DeLorenzo, resident since 2008 Harriett Krumpelman, resident since 2007

Who Would Have Thought. Since moving in we’ve had time to enjoy the theater, symphony, classes at UC, and even trips to Keeneland with new friends — things we rarely had time for while living in our own houses. And, you never know when you might meet someone special here — just like we did. For your personal tour, please call Gini Tarr, 513.561.4200.

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On the record FIRE/EMS RUNS Sycamore Township EMS/fire runs from May 8 to May 31: May 8, Wicklow, fall May 8, Jethve, medical emergency May 8, Frane, medical emergency May 8, Darnell, medical emergency May 8, Reed Hartman, fall May 8, School, medical emergency May 9, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident May 9, Pine, fall May 9, School, medical emergency May 9, Glenover, fall May 9, Montgomery, medical emergency May 9, Galbraith, medical emergency May 9, Keller, medical emergency May 9, Midpines, smoke scare May 10, Wetherfield, lift assist May 10, Montgomery, fall May 10, Montgomery, fall May 10, Buckland, fall May 10, Cornell, medical emergency May 10, Kemper @ Kemper Woods, no patient contact May 10, Montgomery, alarm activation May 11, Harpers Point, smoke scare May 11, Wetherfield, lift assist May 11, Mantel, medical emergency May 11, Montgomery, medical emergency May 11, St. Regis, medical emergency May 11, Columbia, medical emergency May 11, Duneden, no patient contact May 11, Brill Cooking fire May 12, Dearwester, fall May 12, Sandymar, medical emergency May 12, Reed Hartman, no patient contact May 12, Snider, medical emergency May 12, School, fall May 12, Northcreek, medical emergency May 12, Pine, medical emergency May 12, Tiki, medical emergency May 12, Montgomery, fall May 12, Orchard, grill fire May 13, Wetherfield, lift assist May 13, Kemper, medical emergency May 13, Montgomery, medical emergency May 13, Galbraith, fall May 13, Dearwester @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident May 13, Wicklow, assault May 13, Montgomery, medical emergency May 13, Avair, alarm activation May 14, Kemper, medical emergency May 14, Kemper, medical emergency May 14, Langhorst, medical emergency May 14, Kirtley, medical emergency May 14, Reed Hartman, medical emergency May 14, Miami, motor vehicle accident May 14, Montgomery, medical emergency

May 14, Reading, medical emergency May 14, Montgomery, medical emergency May 14, Chaucer, medical emergency May 14, Kemper, smoke scare May 15, Beech, medical emergency May 15, Glengary, medical emergency May 15, Kenwood, no patient contact May 15, Montgomery, fall May 15, Dearwester, medical emergency May 15, Eldora, medical emergency May 15, Reed Hartman, medical emergency May 15, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident May 15, Myrtlewood, smoke scare May 16, Galbraith, medical emergency May 16, Reed Hartman, fall May 16, School, medical emergency May 16, Kugler Mill, medical emergency May 16, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident May 16, Galbraith, medical emergency May 17, Galbraith, alarm activation May 17, Dearwester, fall May 17, Grooms, medical emergency May 17, 275 W @ 48.8, motor vehicle accident May 17, Silvercrest, fall May 17, 71 N @ 14, motor vehicle accident May 17, Galbraith, medical emergency May 17, Glenover, medical emergency May 17, Silvercrest, fall May 17, 275 W @ 48.8, motor vehicle accident May 17, Yakima, gas leak May 18, Montgomery, CO alarm May 18, Dearwester, fall May 18, Galbraith, no patient contact May 18, Kenwood Crossing, medical emergency May 18, Kenwood, medical emergency May 18, Columbia, alarm activation May 19, Larchview, no patient contact May 19, Sycamore, medical emergency May 19, Fifth @ Evans, gas leak May 19, Tamarco, alarm activation May 19, Belfast, medical emergency May 19, New England, medical emergency May 19, Cooper, medical emergency May 20, Buckland, medical emergency May 20, Marlette, intoxicated person May 20, Millbank, medical emergency May 20, Reed Hartman, medical emergency May 20, Deerfield, fall May 20, Merrymaker, medical emergency May 20, Montgomery, medical emergency

June 22, 2011

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About Fire, EMS reports

The Community Press obtains fire and emergency medical dispatches from the Sycamore Township Fire EMS Department, 4891212 (North Station) and 792-8565 (South station). May 21, Galbraith, medical emergency May 21, Dearwester, medical emergency May 21, Montgomery, medical emergency May 21, Pine, medical emergency May 21, Belfast, medical emergency May 21, 71 @ Cross Country, motor vehicle accident May 21, Wicklow, medical emergency May 21, Montgomery, fall May 21, Reed Hartman, medical emergency May 21, Limrick, fall May 21, School, no patient contact May 21, Kugler Mill, rubbish fire May 22, Seventh, medical emergency May 22, Dearwester, medical emergency May 22, Montgomery, medical emergency May 22, Grooms, assault May 22, Montgomery, medical emergency May 22, Deerpath, alarm activation May 22, Kemper, alarm activation May 22, Cornell, alarm activation May 23, Chancery, medical emergency May 23, Chelton, medical emergency May 23, Reed Hartman, fall May 23, Wicklow, fall May 23, Montgomery, fall May 23, Darnell, fall May 23, Galbraith, fall May 23, Montgomery, fall May 23, York @ Taylor, wires down May 23, Bayberry, tree fire May 23, Blue Ash, cancelled call May 23, Firethorn, tree fire May 23, Keller, alarm activation May 24, Bayberry, alarm activation May 24, Galbraith, medical emergency May 24, Montgomery, no patient contact May 24, Kings Island, structure fire May 24, Brookbridge, alarm activation May 24, Kenwood, wires down May 24, Bayberry, alarm activation May 24, Largo, alarm activation May 24, Hosbrook, structure fire May 25, Galbraith, medical emergency May 25, Darnell, lift assist May 25, Montgomery, fall May 25, Montgomery, medical emergency May 25, Trotters Chase, medical emergency May 25, Seventh, fall May 26, School, gas leak May 26, Montgomery, electrical Fire May 26, Montgomery, alarm activation

May 26, Montgomery, power outage May 26, Montgomery, alarm activation May 26, Galbraith, no patient contact May 26, Pine, medical emergency May 26, Galbraith, fall May 26, Galbraith, medical emergency May 26, Dearwester, fall May 26, Dearwester, medical emergency May 27, Wexford, medical emergency May 27, Seventh, fall May 27, Montgomery, fall May 27, Kenwood, fall May 27, Galbraith@ Montgomery, medical emergency May 27, Merrymaker, fall May 27, Blue Ash, medical emergency May 27, Chaucer, medical emergency May 28, Galbraith, fall May 28, Solzman, good intent May 28, Reed Hartman, fall May 28, 275 E @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident May 28, Kemper, alarm activation May 28, Blue Ash, medical emergency May 28, Pine, medical emergency May 28, Quail Hollow, medical emergency May 29, Montgomery, fall May 29, Winesap, medical emergency May 29, Queens, medical emergency May 29, Lynfield, medical emergency May 29, Myrtle, medical emergency May 29, Dearwester, fall May 30, Reed Hartman, fall May 30, Dearwester, fall May 30, Dearwester, fall May 30, Pine, medical emergency May 30, 71 S @ 13, no patient contact May 30, Blue Ash, medical emergency May 30, Donegal, medical emergency May 30, Reading, medical emergency May 30, Fifth @ Evans Public Service May 31, Longfield, medical emergency May 31, Dearwester, medical emergency May 31, Northcreek, medical emergency May 31, Galbraith, arcing wires


Playing the bagpipes

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio paid tribute Memorial Day to American military who have died in wars since the colonial era. Kenwood bagpiper Chris McLennan, center, played “Amazing Grace,” after which Society members named ancestors and loved ones who perished in America’s wars and armed conflicts. Several combat veterans revered the memories of comrades-at-arms who perished near them during battle. Joining McLennan in kilts are Prescott Bigelow III, left, and Prescott Bigelow IV. The Bigelow family is completing a family genealogy to document a qualifying ancestor serving in the military or public office during the American colonial era. This documentation is required for membership in the Society of Colonial Wars.

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