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Shared success

Elizabeth Keys and Shelby Jones have been through a lot together in the eight years they’ve been friends. They’ve shared classes, family trips and extracurricular activities. So when Keys was approached by Madeira High School Principal Ray Spicher about sharing the title of valedictorian with her friend, she didn’t hesitate to say yes. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

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The newest peregrine falcons at Dayton Power and Light Stuart Station Plant will be called Epic, Skyler and Flyte thanks to Jami Couzins’ sixth-graders from Madeira Middle School. SEE STORY, A3

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A Madeira resident unhappy because he believes Madeira City Council is about to give a developer a tax break has pinned up posters across the city such as the one here of council members and the phrase “Tax Abater” or “Obey Council.” This poster has a picture of Councilman Rick Staubach.

“I chose this style for the poster because the Madeira tax abatement seems a lot like the TARP bailout packages that the Obama administration handed out in 2009. I put up over 50 and am still putting them up, and they are taken down fairly quickly, usually within hours or days.” Jim Horwitz


Madeira officials have been removing posters such as this one posted by a Madeira resident unhappy because he believes Madeira City Council is about to give a developer a tax break. This poster has a picture of Councilman Tim Dicke.

Keeping Madeira ‘posted’ By Jeanne Houck

Photographs of individual Madeira City Council members with the words “TAX ABATER” and “OBEY COUNCIL” are being posted on utility poles throughout the city – and just as quickly torn down. Madeira resident Jim Horwitz said he is putting up the posters because he is opposed to city council giving a tax break to developers of Bradford Place, a 26-townhome project in the city. Council is holding three readings this summer on a resolution that would give Riverstone Development Group of Madeira a 15year, 50-percent property-tax abatement on Bradford Place, which Riverstone is building off Euclid Avenue between Miami and Laurel avenues. City council expects to vote on the issue Aug. 23, but Horwitz is accusing council of having already decided to approve the tax break.

“I don’t feel that going to council and speaking to them about the issues is effective,” Horwitz said. “Instead, I chose to take the issue Horwitz to the residents of Madeira, hoping to draw their attention to this issue and perhaps encourage a louder voice of opposition for council to notice.” Horwitz said his posters are designed to look like President Barack Obama’s “Hope” poster from the 2008 election and that he put them along Miami Avenue and elsewhere in Madeira. “I chose this style for the poster because the Madeira tax abatement seems a lot like the TARP bailout packages that the Obama administration handed out in 2009,” Horwitz said “I put up over 50 and am still putting them up, and they are taken down fair-


For more on Jim Horwitz, see page A2. ly quickly, usually within hours or days.” Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller said he is responsible for removing the posters. “The posting of signs in the public right-of-way is a violation of our zoning code, so I did have them removed by the police department,” Moeller said. “People can post anything they want on private property, but not in the public right-of-way.” Councilman John Dobbs said he did not see the posters before they were taken down, but insists city council meetings are a good place for discussion. “Our country is built on the idea of free speech, and it is most fruitful when conducted openly and with the best of intentions,” Dobbs said. “That is why all coun-

cil meetings and committee meetings are advertised in advance and open to the public. “People should always feel free to attend, learn about all aspects of an issue, and comment in a constructive manner,” Dobbs said. Mayor Ken Born agrees that city council meetings are the appropriate venues for discussion. “A better course of action for the individual that posted the signs would be to come to council and share their thoughts in person,” Born said. “This is why we have scheduled to have three readings on this topic, to give the community multiple opportunities to voice their opinion and enter into a meaningful dialog on the subject.” Officials of the Madeira City Schools, which would be affected by the Bradford Place tax break, support it because there is no revenue-producing project there now and the schools will eventually be able to collect taxes from it.

Schoolhouse owners working to reopen quickly By Amanda Hopkins

Beth Miller doesn’t want to know what the damage would have been like had the fire had another hour to build. Miller, co-owner of the Schoolhouse Restaurantin Camp Dennison, said the roofing company that arrived around 8 a.m. Friday, June 25, at the restaurant for work saw fire coming out of a kitchen window and called 911. Miller said the head chef usually does not come in until 9 a.m. “It would have been much worse,” Miller said who referred to the roofers as “angels.” The restaurant caught fire around 8:10 a.m. June 25. The fire, which started in the kitchen, was ruled accidental. A press release from the Loveland Symmes Fire Department said 32 firefighters from six departments responded. Miller, a Madeira resident who runs the restaurant with her brothers Chris Miller of Camp Dennison and Jeff Miller of Loveland, and her sister Pam Miller Shrout of Loveland, said the majority of the damage was contained in the kitchen, which will be completely redone. The

rest of the damage in the building was from smoke and Beth Miller said the majority of the restoration will be cleaning and hard labor. “We will maintain the integrity of the building,” Beth Miller said. The Schoolhouse Restuarant was built in 1862 and served as a school for area children until 1954. Don and Phyllis Miller bought the building in 1961 and opened it as a restaurant in 1962. Beth Miller and her siblings took over for her parents in 2004. The bricks of the building are made from the clay in the Camp Dennison area and the walls are 18 inches thick which Beth Miller said helped contain much of the fire damage to the kitchen. She said the restaurant focuses on familystyle dining and is known for its fried chicken, ham, roast beef and other menu items. She said her parents focused on eating as a family in the restaurant just like in their own home. She said many of the customers are third and fourth generations, which her brother Chris Miller, knows by name. “We really enjoy our customers,” Beth Miller said.


Siblings and owners of the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison, from left: Beth Miller, Pam Miller Shrout, Jeff Miller and Chris Miller, vow to reopen the historic restaurant by Sept. 1. A fire started in the kitchen at the restaurant June 25. Most of the damage was in the kitchen, but other rooms in the restaurant suffered smoke damage. A chalkboard outside thanks customers for their support, many who, Beth Miller said, have been stopping by the restaurant to offer help. The cost of the damage will range between $50,000 to $100,000. The Schoolhouse Restaurant will remain closed during the cleanup but Beth Miller said they expect to re-open in six to eight weeks. “Hopefully two months is the worst case scenario,” Miller said.

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Madeira resident Jim Horwitz has a recent history of failing to win city posts and of policy disagreements with city council. Horwitz: • Unsuccessfully lobbied Madeira to change the way it appoints and evaluates city volunteers after he was not reappointed to the Madeira Planning Commission in January 2009. • Filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission last October against then-Mayor Sarah Evans. The commission threw it out, with a commission representative saying it found no reason to believe Evans violated any state election laws. • Lost a bid for Madeira

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Streets that were resurfaced for the 2009 Road Improvement Project in Sycamore Township will be sprayed with reclamite, a chemical mixture that rejuvenates and preserves asphalt. Road Superintendent Tracy Kellums said it would extend the life of the streets that were resurfaced with asphalt last year by up to three years. It includes all or portions of these streets: Belfast Avenue Brittany Woods Lane Bridlemaker Lane Britesilks Lane Buckland Drive Burkhart Street Buxton Avenue Cedarbreaks Drive Chaucer Drive Cresthaven Drive Derbyday Court Dublin Court

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Students name falcons

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One of the peregrine falcon chicks makes a bit of noise after it is banded and named at the Dayton Power and Light Stuart Station June 9. Madeira Middle School students in Jami Couzins’ language arts class named the three falcon chicks-Skyler, Epic and Flyte. Couzins said the students chose names that represented hope, strength, flying and the future. language arts teacher during the last school year. Couzins said students submitted names for a few days and worked together in small groups picking names. “We wanted names that had to do with hope, strength, flying, and the future,” Couzins said. Couzins did not say how many name ideas were submitted but the three – Epic, Skyler and Flyte – were chosen for the newest falcons. The peregrine falcon chicks were officially banded with their names at Dayton Power and Light Stuart Station Plant Thursday, June 9. For more information on the peregrine falcon program, visit http://ohiodnr. com/wildlife/dow/falcons/.

Long-time Deer Park resident Meredith George is the city’s new clerk of council. City council appointed George at a special meeting June 28. President of Council Joe Comer said George was highly recommended by Councilmember Christine Hedger and Mayor David Collins. George works full-

“We’re going to miss Laura. But I think Meredith will do every bit as good of a job.”

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time for the city of Silverton as the clerk for both city council and mayor’s court. George will replace current clerk of council Laura

Hughes, who resigned from the position due to work conflicts. “We’re going to miss Laura,” Comer said. “But I think Meredith will do every bit as good of a job.” The Deer Park clerk of council position is a parttime position appointed by city council and pays $3,000 a year. The clerk records the minutes from the council and committee meetings.

George said she is looking forward to working in Deer Park, a place where she has lived for more than 35 years. She will also continue to work fill-time for the city of Silverton. The city of Deer Park’s next committee meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, and the next regular council is meeting is 7 p.m Monday, July 12. Both meetings will be held in council chambers at 7777 Blue Ash Road.

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them from leaving a residence in the 8500 block of Owlwoods Drive in Sycamore Township. They repeatedly punched a third man, Griffin McKenzie, in the head several times with closed fists, Hamilton County sheriff’s officials wrote in court records. McKenzie, a first-team All-Greater Catholic League South Division star this past season, was an Enquirer Division I all-area selection. He helped lead Moeller to the Division I state final. The Crusaders were state runnerup. McKenzie suffered a fractured jaw, a broken nose and lost several teeth. He had to be hospitalized. Xavier head coach Chris

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By Amanda Hopkins The newest peregrine falcons at Dayton Power and Light Stuart Station Plant will be called Epic, Skyler and Flyte thanks to Jami Couzins’ sixth-graders from Madeira Middle School. Tisha Bruemmer, who has written articles on the falcon nesting at the Stuart Station Plant, said the site has been a volunteer nesting station since 2001 when a falcon was spotted in the area. The nesting site is part of the Ohio Peregrine Falcon Project run by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. She said that many nesting sites are at power plants because the structures are tall and near large rivers. Stuart Station is located in Aberdeen, along the Ohio River. Employees of the Stuart Station plant used to name the falcons, but Bruemmer contacted Madeira Middle School language arts teacher Jami Couzins to give her sixth-graders a learning opportunity and a chance to name the falcons. Couzins was Bruemmer’s daughter’s

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Young winners in Centennial art contest named By Jeanne Houck


Molly McCreary won a Madeira Centennial student art contest prize for letterhead art.

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When 9-year-old Molly McCreary entered Madeira’s Centennial student art contest, she decided she wanted to depict the “happiness of Madeira.” So she drew a picture of 10 people – sporting a variety of hair colors and clothing – holding hands and smiling by Madeira’s iconic downtown fountain. McCreary must have done a good job of getting her point across, because judges in the contest choose her work to be the official Centennial letterhead. So how did McCreary, who lives in Madeira and will be a fourth-grader at Madeira Elementary School next fall, feel when she learned she won? “Great,” she said. Other contest winners and the grades they were in this past school year, when the contest was held, are: • Elise Bealer, 11thgrade, for a photo of the fountain for the 2010 City of Madeira Directory sponsored by the Boy Scouts. • Robin Blocksom, seventh-grade, for storefront poster art. • Beth Cullen, 10thgrade, for a photo of the fountain for the 2010 City


Organizer Sarah Evans congratulates some winners of Madeira’s Centennial student art contest. From left: Robin Blocksom, Andrew Smith, Evans, Beth Cullen, Emily Smith, Elise Bealer and Eliza Mulert. of Madeira Directory sponsored by the Boy Scouts. • Eliza Mulert, 12thgrade, for T-shirt logo art. • Libby Mulford, 12thgrade, for the Centennial Gala’s giant birthday card art. • Andrew Smith, fourthgrade, for thank you note art. • Emily Smith, 10thgrade, for downtown utilitypole banner art. • Kevin Teran, 11thgrade, honorable mention

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the contest - all of whom were from the Madeira City Schools - were required to use the fountain at the Millennium Plaza off Miami Avenue as inspiration. At a recent ceremony when the awards were announced, Sarah Evans, former Madeira mayor and a Centennial organizer, spoke about the importance of the fountain. It was donated to the city by former Mayor Daniel McDonald and his wife, Marilyn, in 1999 in memory of Michael and Betty Jane McDonald. “Our fountain is an almost exact replica – cast even by the same ironworks company, Stewart – as the one that stood near there, documented by photographs as far back as 1903,” Evans said. “The fountain, destroyed in a train accident in the 1930s, was reestablished in 1999 as a symbol of community and growth due to the tireless efforts of former mayor Sherry Mattes and Planning Commission member and landscape architect Tammy Schlagbaum.” Jeremy Fuqua of Highland Heights, Ky., volunteered his expertise in graphic design to help out with the Centennial art.

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Madeira Class of 2010 graduates and close friends Elizabeth Keys, left, and Shelby Jones shared the title of valedictorian.

Elizabeth Keys and Shelby Jones have been through a lot together in the eight years they’ve been friends. They’ve shared classes, family trips and extracurricular activities. So when Keys was approached by Madeira High School Principal Ray Spicher about sharing the title of valedictorian with her friend, she didn’t hesitate to say yes. “We’ve both worked just as hard,” Keys said. “And I know Shelby would do the same.” The recent Madeira Class of 2010 graduates say their were first brought together by their achievements in the fourth-grade





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when they were both placed in higher level classes. They’ve been friends ever since. Each year they share many of the same classes and participate in both band and Latin Club. They said their best bonding experience is when they attend the Latin Convention in Columbus with the Latin Club where they’ve been roommates the last five years. This past year, Jones earned best in show for cartooning and Keys won Best overall for creative in performing arts. The two will go in different directions in the fall. Jones is attending the University of Central Florida in Orlando and Keys will head to Tufts University in Boston. They said they’ll keep in



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“(Sharing the title of valedictorian) represents what we’ve accomplished ... separate and together.” Elizabeth Keys Madeira High School Class of 2010 co-valedictorian touch through Facebook and maybe send a few postcards. Both said they are ready for a new experience in college but are glad they ended their high school careers by sharing the honor and title of valedictorian. “(Sharing the title) represents what we’ve accomplished ... separate and together,” Keys said.

Art instructor awarded for her service By Forrest Sellers

For Indian Hill High School visual art educator Mary Golubieski receiving a recent award was bittersweet. She was a close friend of the woman for whom the award was

named. Golubieski is the second person to be awarded the Maryl Fletcher de Jong Service Award. De Jong died in August after a long battle with cancer. “It’s definitely a dedication to her,” said Golubieski about her feelings on receiving the award,


Indian Hill High School visual art educator Mary Golubieski looks at photographic negatives on a light table. Golubieski was the second recipient of the Maryl Fletcher de Jong Service Award.

Student honored for environmental initiatives By Forrest Sellers

An Indian High School sophomore-to-be has been honored for her environmental passion. Sam Berten, has been given an Environmental Award by the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition. Berten, who is a resident of

Kenwood, was recognized for her involvement with the Green Explorers and for her volunteer work. Berten is a founding member of the Green Explorers, a group which discusses environmental topics and visits colleges and companies to learn about environmental issues and careers.


Indian Hill High School freshman Sam Berten was recently given an Environmental Award by the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition.

which honors an individual for service in the field of art education. The award is given annually by the National Art Education Association. Golubieski was recognized for her work in the classroom and also her involvement with the Ohio Art Education Association, where she has held several positions. Golubieski, who is a resident of Montgomery, has taught in the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District for 21 years. “One of my philosophies is that kids should have a home, and for many that is in the classroom,” said Golubieski. Golubieski said it is also important to nurture talent. “I want every kid to feel like an artist,” she said. “I try to reach all of the students via art.” Colleague Adam Wolter, who also teaches art at the school and is a resident of Milford, said Golubieski’s dedication is evident. “She’s tireless,” said Wolter. “She sets high expectations for the kids and makes sure they reach them. “She also sets high expectations for herself.”

“It’s important because the earth is something that is incredibly fragile, and a lot of youths don’t know that.”

Sam Berten Indian Hill High School freshman and award recipient


Indian Hill High School visual art educator Mary Golubieski, right, gives senior Chelsea Rowe suggestions on how to enhance her chalk drawing. Golubieski was recently honored for her contributions to art education.

Student scores Latin gold By Forrest Sellers

“We’re a group of teens that like the environment,” said Berten about the group, which meets monthly. Through her involvement with the Green Explorers, Berten is featured on a “Make Peace with Nature” cable program and is also involved in a cooperative project with Greenacres called Saturday Stream Snapshot. The Saturday Stream Snapshot is an ongoing effort to test for water purity at various locations. “I couldn’t think of any student I had who was more deserving (of this recognition) because of her efforts on behalf of the environment,” said Judy Mouch, a biology instructor at Indian Hill High School. Mouch nominated Berten for the award. For Berten, environmental awareness is essential. “It’s important because the earth is something that is incredibly fragile, and a lot of youths don’t know that,” she said.

A recent exam was foreign to Catherine Daun. However, that didn’t stop the Indian Hill High School senior-tobe from excelling. For the fourth year in a row, Daun was a gold medal winner in the National Latin Exam. She scored 39 out of 40 points on the exam each year. “I love word origins and mythology,” said Daun, who lives in Sycamore Township. “With Latin there is a lot of mythology.” Daun has been taking Latin classes since the eighth-grade. Latin courses are offered starting in grade seven at the Indian Hill schools. Latin instructor Sherwin Little said the National Latin Exam is an especially valuable tool. “In foreign languages we don’t have a state achievement test, so this gives us an opportunity to gauge how our students are (performing),” he said. More than 50 percent of the

“I love word origins and mythology. With Latin there is a lot of mythology.”

Catherine Daun Indian Hill High School junior and a National Latin exam gold medal winner

students in the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District who took the exam received an award. However, Little said it’s been quite awhile since a student got four medals in a row in consecutive years. “Part of it is continuous effort, practice and review,” he said. Daun, 16, said she approached each question on the exam calmly and logically. “I was most comfortable with the culture questions,” she said. Daun said she may even consider a career as a Latin instructor if she finds out she likes teaching. For her, the language is more than just a school subject. “I really love Latin,” she said.



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Former Braves QB thrives in college

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Former Indian Hill quarterback Bo Cordell left high school as one of Ohio’s top all-time passers and he has taken his track record of success to the next level at Tusculum College in Tennessee. During the 2009-2010 season, Cordell became the first true freshman to start at quarterback at Tusculum College since 1991. He ended the season with 3,458 passing yards, good for second in program history and fourth all-time in the South Atlantic Conference. “It was a good first year,” Cordell said. “I definitely learned a lot about college football. I didn’t expect the speed and the strength everyone had and it definitely opened my eyes quickly.” He won the starting job in camp and started all 10 games. While he said it was hard getting used to playing college football he said he

made the right choice. “I love everything about Tusculum. I picked the right place,” he Cordell said. He plays in a pass-oriented offense and he got a taste of what was to come in his first outing, in which he threw 67 passes and ended up with 442 yards (11th in conference history) and two touchdowns. He was named the South Atlantic Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year after leading the conference in passing and finishing fourth in the nation in passing yards per game (345.8 ypg) and his 3,458 total yards were an NCAA II freshman record. He also set the school record for passing yards in a game with 524 yards against Carson-Newman. Cordell was quick to credit his teammates for the records.

“We had some unbelievable wide receivers,” Cordell said. “They made some great catches on some bad passes I had and we had a great offensive coordinator. Our offensive line was great at pass blocking.” He said it took him about six weeks to get a feel for opposing defenses. “In terms of decisionmaking I couldn’t make the same throws I made in high school. It’s all about timing; if I hit a receiver a split-second too late it’s intercepted. If it’s too far in one direction, it’s intercepted.” Even though the offense was able to post some gaudy numbers, the team finished 3-7 overall and Cordell said he’d trade all the records for a conference championship. “It’s really exciting because I just wanted to play, I didn’t even know if I would be able to start,” Cordell said. “But at the same time, I would switch the records for a conference ring in a heartbeat.”


Bo Cordell drops back to pass for Tusculum College. Cordell was the first true freshman to start at quarterback since 1991. He said one of the highlights of his season was coming back to Ohio to play Urbana and former Indian Hill teammate Scott Porter.

“That was a lot of fun,” Cordell said. He also said his parents came to every game. “I was a little homesick

Metro softball tourney fast approaching By Anthony Amorini


Danney Saylor, the Amateur Softball Association Cincinnati Metro Commissioner, hands out coins for one of the many team draws used to establish brackets for the Cincinnati Metro City Championships at Rumpke Ballpark during a previous installment of the nation’s largest softball tournament.

Known affectionately by locals as “The Met,” the 58th installment of Cincinnati’s large-scale softball tournament hosted annually by Rumpke Ballpark begins open division play Thursday, July 29. The 2010 event is officially dubbed the 58th Annual EMR Group/Ohio Army National Guard Amateur Softball Association Cincinnati Metro Championship. Cincinnati’s Metro has the impressive distinction of being the largest ASA Metro Tournament in the nation

for 25 years. The Metro includes more than 300 teams competing in 11 divisions of play. Referred to as the “City Tournament,” the bulk of tournament play begins Thursday, July 29, with the start of competition for nine open divisions including men’s level I, level II, level III, level IV, level V and level VI and women’s C and D, and co-ed. Registration for the nine open divisions closes at noon Sunday, July 24, with the draw taking place Tuesday, July 26. The open divisions conclude play Wednesday, Aug. 11. The final divisions – the

at first so it was nice to see them every weekend. It helped a lot school-wise and in how I played on the field.” Now that he has a little bit of experience playing college football, Cordell said he expects to have an even stronger season next year. “It will be 180 degrees different,” he said. “Our offense is clicking and the first three plays we ran in the spring game were all touchdowns to different receivers. I’ve watched a lot of film and I’ve seen all the defenses I’ll have to go against, so it’s good knowing that. “The most important thing is to get a ring,” Cordell said. “Other than that, individual success is not important. I’ll do whatever to help get us there. No one is giving us a chance this season so hopefully we’ll upset some people this year and set the table for the rest of the season. I think the team will be much better this season.”

Metro schedule

men’s 35-over, 40-over, modified and 16-inch divisions – begin tournament play Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14 and 15. The Metro’s two largest divisions, men’s level IV and level V, will continue using ‘Dual’ and ‘Quad’ formats with American and National brackets for level IV and American, National, East and West divisions for Level V. The winner of each division will advance to a double-elimination tournament to determine a champion. ASA Cincinnati Metro Commissioner Danney Saylor is once again at the helm of the event for the summer

Cincinnati’s 58th annual Metro Softball Tournament will be at Rumpke Ballpark, 10400 State Route 128, in Harrison. The schedule for the Amateur Softball Association Metro Championship events: • July 10, 11: Men’s B and C Industrial Metro • July 29 to Aug. 11: City Championships for Men’s Level I, Level II, Level III, Level IV, Level V and Level VI and Women’s C and D • Aug. 14, 15: Men’s 35over, 40-over, Modified and 16-inch of 2010. Rumpke Ballpark is at 10400 State Route 128 in Harrison. For details, visit www. or call the office at 738-2646.

SIDELINES Tennis center camps

The Lindner Family Tennis Center has several camps starting this month. Junior Summer Camps started June 21 and cont i n u e weekly through the summer for ages four to 18. Junior Challenge Matches started June 21 and include team prep and skills camps for varsity players. Contact Cathy Thomas, USPTA tennis director for the Lindner Family Tennis Center, for a registration form at or 504-6738.

National team

Seven Cincinnati girls celebrate making it through two rounds of tryouts to be selected to play for the Ohio Central Southern Great Lakes National Team to compete in Bel Air, MD, over Memorial Day weekend. The 2010 Women’s Division National Tournament has become the marquee college recruiting event in the country. They competed against other regional teams from all over the country. From left are Marisa Merk (Sycamore, junior), Teresa Sandoval (Sycamore, junior), Kelly Hilmer (Indian Hill, junior), Hannah Beck (Sycamore, junior), Kaila Roberts (Mariemont, sophomore), Lissie Russert (Summit, junior) and Amari Agee (Mason, junior). PROVIDED


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Oil spill blame game a politically slippery slope

A number of years ago I was teaching a class in ethics. We were discussing blame. A student remarked that when you point a finger at someone there are of your three fingers pointing back at you. The disastrous oil spill in the gulf gave me instant recall of that truth. To the concerned observer it appears that our government is more interested in pointing fingers than actually becoming involved in correcting the problem. Is this a crisis that is too important to waste? This is no complex management problem. There are two very important problems. They need to be solved by people with expertise in those areas, not by political

expediency. The first problem is the leak which is the prime responsibility of BP. All of their efforts should be involved in stopEdward Levy ping the flow of Community oil. They would Press guest have the aid of columnist other oil companies as all companies have an interest in maintaining a presence in that oil rich area. To my knowledge they seem to be stymied in receiving either advice or help for reasons we do not know.

CH@TROOM July 7 questions

Indian Hill High School has once again made Newsweek magazine’s list of top high schools. Indian Hill ranked 190 on the 2010 list of 1,623 schools. The school has placed on the list in previous, consecutive years. What makes Indian Hill schools so successful? Do you think weather warning sirens are effective? Why or why not? What changes would you make to the warning system? “I live in an area that has an effective system, for which I am extremely grateful. When I hear the siren I turn on the TV for updates and plan accordingly. “Some people complain that they hear sirens too frequently for storms that are not life-threatening. I prefer to err on safety’s side. S.J.P. “I do not believe they are very effective. I live relatively close to the siren near Wilson School and can hear it clearly when I am outdoors. “Inside is a different story. I am consistently surprised at how well my house dampens the sound. The same is true in a car. Even if I hear the siren, it does not tell me anything about the threat or where it is located. “I usually respond to the signs of threatening weather by checking my TV or the Internet. “I think the system of sirens is outmoded and a waste of money. In this day and age, you could send a text message to all the cell phone towers in the threat area and reach a lot more people with more accurate information. The siren system is a truly blunt instrument.” F.S.D. “The systems are pretty good, but they need a dose of human common sense also. “The warning for the wind storm of 2008 was pretty poor. Damage was occurring south and west of us in Louisville and Lexington, yet, even though this storm was heading our way we got little warning of its severity. “It seems pretty obvious to me that simple weather observation should have alerted NOAA and private forecasters of the danger. Granted, to have near hurricaneforce winds in this area is very unusual, but it seems to me that many folks were ‘asleep at the switch.’ “I know of a young boy who was severely injured by a falling tree. He still suffers from his

I have heard that the Russians had four leaking deep water wells that were plugged by bombing them. The second problem is the massive cleanup that is needed immediately and for the foreseeable future. This should be directed by the federal and state governments. So far the response has been extremely poor. It seems that the federal government is too busy pointing fingers to take a leadership role. There are some reports that 13 foreign nations have offered to help. This help has allegedly been refused because their ships were not made in the United States by union labor. Is there a political problem here? Which is more

important, the cleanup or protecting favored political groups? Another problem is the financial liability caused by the spill. Here, again, the pointing of fingers is disrupting common sense solutions. It seems that there is more political capital to be gained by pointing fingers. This is a matter to be resolved after the spill has been stopped and a reasonable cleanup is under way. It should be determined by legal means without executive threats to BP or other parties. It really doesn’t matter if the chairman of BP went to a yacht race, he wasn’t doing the work anyway. He had people on the job and


Next questions Do you think Madeira council should grant a tax abatement to the developers of Bradford Place (see story, A1)? Why or why not? The Post Office has announced plans to raise its price for a first class stamp from 44 cents to 46 cents, effective in January. Do you think this increase is reasonable? Why or why not?at changes would you make to the warning system? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. injuries. It did not have to happen.” T.H. “Are weather warning sirens effective? Probably yes. “They certainly give more people a better chance of getting to shelter than they would have without them (as do the warnings on radio and TV). However, they don’t do much to minimize the property damage that results from the severe weather. “Life is a crap shoot in some respects; we’ll never be totally safe, and even if we could be we would still have to be prepared to check out of this life at some point. (Insurance ads used to try to avoid using the term ‘death,’ and instead used quotation marks around some euphemism. So my wife and I use the term ‘quote quote’ when we discuss this subject, to add a little humor.)” B.B. “Weather sirens have a limited effect. I often strain to hear them. Not very loud in a lot of places. “How to improve would be more such sirens. Used only when there is imminent danger. “More use of TV broadcasting with louder noises coming from the sets. Mandated that every broadcaster use that method including FM and AM radio. Interrupt the program and cease the broadcast of the program.” J.S.D. “Yes I do. The sirens are supposed to warn you in the event of a probable tornado, and they do sound when there is a tornado watch along with a severe thunderstorm warning. But many say this is ‘cry wolf.’ “Tornados happen very quickly if the conditions are right so when the sirens sound I often look at the sky and turn on the weather service to see the latest.” O.H.R.

Back to School

Vistors to posted these comments to a story about owners of the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison planning to reopen later this year after a June 25 fire: “What a great place. “Wonderful that it will reopen. “Yep ... I’m a long-long-long time customer.” cousinotto “I’ve not been inside, but I have passed by on the trail. I hope they open up, if they do I will stop in!” Covtruthsquad

Back to schools, part 2

Vistors to posted these comments to a story about Deer Park City School District planning to put a bond issue on the November ballot to help build a new elementary school and renovate Deer Park High School: “Here is the funny thing about this issue, people are complaining they are being blindsided by this when the new/renovation school issue has been a multi-year study that has been in the press and on the web since the beginning of the process. Then people don’t realize the age of the schools in Deer Park. Some compared the schools to Moeller and Purcell whose facilities date back around 50-60 years. Well, Amity is 100-plus years old and costs more to upkeep per project then it would to replace the school, long term. My opinion is to stop complaining and attend the public meetings they have been advertising and offer real solutions and not un-informed complaints. Get involved in the process and help make Deer Park better for the future, instead of holding onto nostalgic memories for the way things were done. Because if we don’t make the changes to Deer Park now it will crumple around us.” “The administration and their puppet school board are way out of line with this. This area cannot afford to pay any more taxes. This area cannot afford a $30

million school levy on top of what we are already paying to the support the schools ($1,611 per house). This area by and large relied on manufacturing jobs paying a decent livable wage. Now thanks to Congress and their corporate benefactors the area has become deindustrialized and those jobs were sent offshore. The aforementioned lost jobs are what allowed the schools to be built in the first place. The residents are already paying more in local property and earnings taxes than what’s reasonable considering the average income level of the affected area and for what they get in return. The trusting days of blindly voting yes for every tax levy that comes up are finally over. A small operating levy, maybe, but the luxury of new schools no. Get with the times, can’t afford new so fix and repair like the taxpayers are doing.” “Contrary to popular belief the residents are informed and are being informed hence the outrage at this $30 million proposal. They get shills to tout this plan citing 100-year-old Amity as the reasoning for a new school. Although, as pointed out by someone else, Walnut Hills High School is 80 years old and is ranked 60th in the nation and is in beautiful condition. Next, after getting this to the ballot and if by some miracle of Acorntype campaigning and registration this cow gets passed you will be the one outraged when the new school is built at the Holmes location because that is where the administration and their go-along getalong school board want it. Open your eyes and really get informed. The Deer Park residents are taxed out – a new municipal building in addition to other excesses, not unlike new school buildings, has unfairly burdened the residents with an unrealistically high tax millage on property and earnings and put up with bad streets.” BillyJack452 “I won’t debate you how informed I am. I’ll just point out the simple fact that on average each summer 70 homes go on sale in Deer Park. And probably the No. 1 thing people look at when buying a home is the school district they are moving into,


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You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: people will move where they see a community investing in the the schools. It would be great if fiscally it made sense to upgrade Amity, but it has sat too long without proper, planned out up grades (whose fault? who cares we are past that point) it’s just smarter to replace that school. And judging by the number of people at the community meetings who support the levy, I would be surprised that most of the people against the levy have fully researched what is going on. Taxes suck, but the schools have done good at cutting back (saving over a million dollars per year in the process), so if to move forward they need to spend some money that is spent wisely, I’ll support it. But I will agree 100 percent the school should be built in Deer Park.” cowdogdesign “70 classrooms retrofitted with heat pumps plus installation = approximately $1,400,000. Climate controlled classrooms for approximately $1.4 million vs. $30 million levy for new school buildings. Why not? Asking $30 million in addition to the $1,600 school taxes paid per year per property in the school district during an unprecedented ongoing recession seems to be a lot to ask of the taxpayers in the school district especially the ones that live in the city of Deer Park who have to contend with earnings taxes, fire tax levies, and operating tax levies in addition to the school tax levy. One must also be cognizant that if the new school is built within two years there will no doubt be a maintenance levy put out to maintain the school as Madeira residents found out upon completion of their new schools a few years back. Make no mistake; this levy is going to be on the ballot no matter what. Fact finding, location, etc; is a façade. So unless you have money to burn simply vote no on it.” BillyJack452

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was responsible for the final outcome. A few hours of relaxation often help us make better decisions. I can vouch for that from my own business career. There was the threat of stopping all oil exploration. This has already caused the price of oil products to rise. There will be people who will lose jobs and the higher prices will affect the working folks far more than the wealthy. As this is being written, a judge has thrown out the ban on drilling. Given the refusal of foreign help, one has to wonder if this is indeed a crisis too important to waste. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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Cathe Hosea of Miami Township is encouraging people to participate in the Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati’s 10th annual Walk and Roll fundraiser in September. Here she is with her son, Kevin Hosea, who has Spina Bifida and graduated from Loveland High School and the University of Illinois.

Miami Township woman, son ready to ‘Walk and Roll’

Twenty-five years ago, Cathe Hosea of Miami Township welcomed her son, Kevin, into the world. Twenty-four years ago, the Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati welcomed Cathe Hosea into its midst. With the help of his mother, other family members and a dogged will to succeed, Kevin Hosea, who has spina bifida, graduated from Loveland High School in 2003 and the University of Illinois in 2008. Cathe Hosea is retiring from the Spina Bifida Association after years of serving on its board or running a committee for the board. On her way out, she’s urging people to support the 10th annual “Walk and Roll” Saturday, Sept. 25, at Miami Whitewater Forest in Whitewater Township. Hosea, 55, remembers when she and her husband, James, learned their son had the disability. “It was scary because we had never heard of spina bifida,” said Cathe Hosea, now a health aide at the Loveland Early Childhood Center. “I found out about the Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati from a pediatrician and was recommended to attend a few meeting to learn. “I ended up joining the local board and was connected with the board for the past 24 years,” she said. Hosea said the family – which includes daughter Kristin, who graduated from Loveland High School in 1999 and is now 28 and living in Westmont, Ill. – encouraged Kevin Hosea to interact as much as possible with children in the neighborhood and his schools. “We found out about

sports through participation with Cincinnati Therapeutic Recreation, where he learned to swim,” Cathe Hosea said. “We supported and encouraged him to do as much as he could. “By participating in the Cincinnati Wheelchair Games when he was 6years-old, we learned about the Ohio Wheelchair games and national junior competitions. Kevin went on to participate in swimming, track, field and pentathlon at national and international levels through the age of 19. “He got a college scholarship to the University of Illinois for wheelchair track,” Cathe Hosea said. “He learned there is no limit to his abilities through adult mentors he met with his sports around the country. Sports also kept him strong for his 15 surgeries he had from birth to age 20.” Kevin Hosea lives in Wheaton, Ill., and works as an adaptive sports coordinator for the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association in Carol Stream, Ill. For information on attending the Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati’s Walk and Roll or on making donations, visit sbacincy. org and click on the appropriate settings on the left side of the home page. “Supporting the Walk and Roll helps the local chapter offer support to parents with support groups and meetings,” Cathe Hosea said. “It allows us to offer scholarships for camps, swimming instruction and participation with activities through Cincinnati Therapeutic Recreation and to the National Spina Bifida Conference for families to acquire information on medical and education issues.”

Meyer Aquascapes is hosting Pondarama 2010 featuring 32 beautiful water features where homeowners are opening their piece of paradise so visitors can experience the joys and beauty of water gardening. Water features are located in Anderson Township, Amberley Village, Blue Ash, Bridgetown, Colerain, Delhi, Green Township, Evendale, Liberty Township, Loveland, Morrow, Middletown, North Bend, Reading, West Chester Township and Whitewater Township and in the following communities in Kentucky; Boone County, Cold Spring, Alexandria, Covington, Fort Thomas and Taylor Mill. It is a two-day, self-guided tour of water gardens that display ecologically balanced ponds of various sizes and shapes and pondless waterfalls and streams. All water features are unique and built exclusively for the homeowner. This is the largest garden tour in the Cincinnati area. The tour is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18, rain or shine. Selected water features will be open Saturday evening for a special night tour. Seven new additions to the tour this year. There is something for everybody. There are nine pondless waterfalls with streams ranging from 10 feet to 55 feet, 23 ponds and a few bubbling rocks. The pond tour includes countless beautiful waterfalls, streams with cascading water and many colorful fish, water plants and flowers. The scenic landscaped gardens compliment these water features. Sit on the benches and watch the dragonflies, frogs, and fish and view the beautiful lilies blooming in the afternoon. Folks are encouraged to bring their cameras and just enjoy a relaxing day in someone’s paradise. If you are dreaming of a water feature, then this is the tour for you. The tour is divided into four areas around Cincinnati to make viewing the water gardens convenient and easy. Admission to the Pondarama 2010 Water Garden Tour is free. Visit and click on the Pondarama icon to download the Pondarama brochure and map of ponds. On Saturday and Sunday you can pick up the tour locations at Meyer Aquascapes Headquarters, 11011

The Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum is hosting the art exhibit “Historic Images on Review” from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center (pictured), 211 Railroad Ave., Loveland. Artists Nancy Sullivan, Paul Schliesser and more entertain and promote the





Featured on the tour is the pond of David Hyde and Candy Hart, 3011 Cooperhill Drive, Evendale. This is an outstanding example of a pondless stream, perfect for a heavily shaded garden. This pondless features 10 waterfalls, an island, an “invisible” bridge, and a hollow log passage into a 55-foot-stream. Water feature is surrounded by a magnificent landscape of hosta and impatiens. Sand Run Road, in Whitewater Township. This is a great place to begin the Tour with Meyer’s beautiful 60-by-30 water garden that features an island, stone bridge and three waterfalls. Free pond literature will be available at this location as well as the friendly staff of Meyer Aquascapes. Dan Meyer, owner of Meyer Aquascapes has been installing cus-

upcoming juried art exhibit, “Images of the Past-Visions of the Future,” Sept. 18-Oct. 3, at Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. Deadline is Aug. 20. Call 683-5692 or visit


Sycamore Township is hosting the Festival in Sycamore from 6 p.m. to mid-

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tom Aquascape products since 1998. He is a certified contractor with Aquascape, Inc. and is an affiliated member of the Better Business Bureau. For further information about the Aquascapes Water Features or to download the tour locations, visit click on Pondarama, or call 941-8500.


Featured on the tour is the pond of Jason and Jill Pyles, 10721 Weatherstone Court, Loveland. This is a very private wooded setting which the backyard was transformed from a wooded 40-by-20 area to a very beautiful quaint outdoor space. Follow the natural stone steps from the four season room around the 8by-10 pond with a 12-foot stream and three waterfalls to the deck or take the natural stone steps to the paver patio. The sound of the water can be heard from the deck, patio, the four season room and the master bedroom.


Featured on the tour is the pond of Richard and Jane Morgan, 2606 Maple Tree Court, Reading. It is a 10-by12 pond with a 25-foot stream, bending twice around the screened porch and into a well established pond. Shaded area is very relaxing. Yard is certified as a “Backyard Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation.


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night Friday, July 16; and Saturday, July 17, at Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township. The festival includes music, food, rides, and games. Bring seating. No coolers, cans, bottles or pets. On site parking. Friday features music by The Gamut at 6 p.m., Jon Justice Band at 7:30 p.m. and Starship with Mickey Thomas

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at 9 p.m. Saturday features Natalie Wells Band at 6 p.m., The Whammies at 7:30 p.m and Survivor at 9 p.m. TEvent is free. Call 792-7270 or visit

Concert series

The city of Blue Ash is hosting the free Blue Ash Concert Series from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Blue Ash Towne Square.

Share your events Go to and click on Share! to get your event into the Suburban Life. Music is by Soul Pocket. Bring seating. Call 745-6259 or visit

Pest fest

Hamilton County Park District is hosting “Pest Fest!” at

10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. Event is free, vehicle permit required. Call 521-7275 or visit

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Beginning Line Dancing Lessons, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. With Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Fresh Air School, 10 a.m.-noon A Day on the Farm. Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road. Children learn about food and where it comes from, cooking, plus international activities and crafts all while getting some fresh air. Ages 4-10. Must be accompanied by an adult. Family friendly. $10 per class; $9 Symmes Township resident. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 872-5193,; Symmes Township.


Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. City of Madeira, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. 6238058; Madeira.


Watersheds, noon, Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. With Gwen Z. Roth of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Ages 6 and up. Free. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Musical revue. $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Movement for Flexibility, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Movement class to help with keeping joints flexible, lengthening muscles for vitality, increasing blood circulation, mind body coordination and balance. Bring towel. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1 6


Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by The Gamut 6 p.m.; Jon Justice Band 7:30 p.m.; Starship with Mickey Thomas 9 p.m. Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road. Music, food, rides, and games. Bring seating. No coolers, cans, bottles or pets. On site parking. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. 792-7270; Sycamore Township.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; Montgomery. Waiting on Ben, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Trio show. With Jude Hayden, Carlos Vargas and Ben Alexander. Parkers Blue Ash Grill, 4200 Cooper Road. 891-8300. Blue Ash.


Jazz Benefit Concert, 10 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Featuring Greta Pope, jazz vocalist. Benefits Woodard Career Technical High School graduates attending college. $10. Presented by Class of 1970 Woodard High School. 290-7308. Blue Ash.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. R&B and Motown by Soul Pocket. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash. MC Yogi, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road. Yoga-inspired hiphop music. Bring picnic dinner or food available from local vendors. Pre-concert Picnic and Art Walk in the Park 6-8 p.m. Family friendly. $20, $15 advance, $5 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and under. Presented by Yoganati. 533-9642; Blue Ash.


The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


Livid, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. With Madras Lounge, State your Cause and Solid Six. Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road. 793-3360; Silverton. Swimsuit Models, 10 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 774-9697; Symmes Township.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER Bastille Day Celebration, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Bastille Day, a French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress prison by the people of Paris during the French Revolution. Family-friendly event feature French and American music, dancing, buffet dinner and prizes for best food dish. Free. Reservations required by July 13. Presented by European-American Chamber of Commerce. 651-6845; Montgomery.

The Music Man, Jr. 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Children’s summer workshop production. American musical classic following fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill and his visit to River City, Iowa. $8. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 683-4950; Loveland.


Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill. Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m. Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 535-1514. Montgomery.


Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by Natalie Wells Band 6 p.m.; The Whammies 7:30 p.m.; Survivor 9 p.m. Bechtold Park, Free. 792-7270; Sycamore Township. Bastille Day Celebration, noon-11 p.m. Downtown Olde Montgomery, Montgomery Road between Cooper and Remington, French-American celebration. Food from 16 area restaurants and beer, wine, water and soft drinks. Children’s game area, clowns, face painting and pony rides. Music by Sycamore Community Band, the Mystics, the Rusty Griswolds, Kevin Fox, Ridge Runner and Waiting on Ben. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 891-3263; Montgomery.


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


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


The Perfect Picnic Story Time, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. 794-9440. Kenwood.


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


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Guitar Lovers, 7342 Kenwood Road. 793-1456; Sycamore Township.


Historic Images on Review, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave. Artists Nancy Sullivan, Paul Schliesser and more entertain and promote the upcoming juried art exhibit, Images of the Past-Visions of the Future, Sept. 18Oct. 3, at Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. Call to artists deadline August 20. Other requirements at web site. 683-5692; Loveland.


Miller House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave. The house was bought and built in 1922 out of a Sears, Roebuck catalog. Free, donations accepted. 240-4348. Madeira.


MotesBooks Authors Reading, 2 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. With Kate Larken, Jason Howard, Anne Shelby and others. Followed by optional poetry craft workshop led by Pauletta Hansel, poet and Grailville co-director. Workshop participants: bring three copies of three poems. Ages 18 and up. $15 for reading; workshop is by donation. 6832340. Loveland.


Loveland Concerts in the Park, 6 p.m. Music by 8 Days a Week. Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave. Presented by City of Loveland. 683-0150; Loveland.


The Music Man, Jr. 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $8. 683-4950; Loveland.


Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 2 p.m. 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; Columbia Township.





Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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Mask Craft, 3 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Make a large mask - make it scary or sweet. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Variety music by Klaberheads. Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 7456259; Blue Ash.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Trinity Together Time, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Cincinnati Children’s Museum presents Snug As A Bug, Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road. Outreach program for children, parents and grandparents. Guest speakers and activities. Ages 5 and under. Free. 791-7631. Deer Park.


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

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Team In Training Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Learn more about Team In Training. Meet past participants, coaches, cancer survivors and Team In Training staff members. Free. 361-2100. Blue Ash.


Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Preventing Damage to Aging Skin, noon-1 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. $15. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Turner Farm Book Club, 7 p.m. “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Registration required. 5617400. Indian Hill.


Youth Pool Party, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Brookside Swim and Tennis Club, 4400 Sycamore Road. DJ, open swim, activities and snack bar. For grades 5-8. $6, $4 members. 8919832. Sycamore Township.



The Music Man, Jr. 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $8. 683-4950; Loveland.

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The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township. One Mississippi, 9:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 774-9697; Symmes Township.

to Life-threatening Disease). The print is part of the Cincinnati Museum Center exhibit, “The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography,” on display through Sept. 19. It features more than 200 works portraying human emotion and the cycle of life. It is included with admission, $8.50; $7.50, 60 and up; $6.50 ages 3-12. Call 513-287-7000 or visit

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Scrapbooking: Faithbooking, 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Work on your own projects and explore “Faithbooking,” a way to convey your faith through your photo albums. Group meets third Monday of each month until July 19. Childcare is provided. Registration required. 891-1700; Kenwood.




Turner Farm is hosting “Garlic: The Great Flavor Enhancer” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, at Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Indian Hill. The event includes a discussion on growing garlic, flavor attributes, correct ways to slice, chop and mince and tastings. The cost is $12. Registration is required. Call 561-7400 or visit

Blessid Union of Souls, 8 p.m. With Bosley and Bottom Line. Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road. Rock band from Morrow, Ohio. Ages 18 and up. $10. 793-3360; Silverton. Pastel Drawing Art Workshop, 10:30 a.m.noon Daily through July 21. City of Montgomery Annex Building, 10115 Montgomery Road. Learn drawing, shading and color blending with pastels. Ages 7-13. $67. Registration required. 891-2424; Montgomery.


Blue Ash Camp Blue Fish, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Session 3. Daily through July 23. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Twosession limit. Sports, games, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, water activities and social events. Ages 6-11. $100, 10 percent family discount on sessions. Registration required. 745-8550. Blue Ash.


An Evening with Sting is at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. The concer features the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with Steven Mercurio, conductor. For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit


Suburban Life

July 14, 2010


Some factors involved in becoming mature

Consider, “If you find that your challenges balloon out when you think they should be diminishing; if you feel too tired to get up again but realize that life never lets you down very long; if life is even less fair than they warned you it would be; well, you are probably quite healthy and normal.” So writes psychologist Dr. Eugene Kennedy. What he’s expressing are some of the elements involved in becoming mature. When we’re young we think that becoming mature means that troubles level off and we’re more in control of life. The truth is that the difference between an adolescent and a mature adult is not that the adult has fewer problems. Rather, it’s because the

adult – if he or she is actually becoming m o r e mature – becomes m o r e accomFather Lou plished in Guntzelman coping. Coping Perspectives means figuring out healthy ways of dealing with the problems of life rather than seeking escapes from them. Mature adults come to realize, at least in some subtle way, that how we handle our problems and pressures is what brings about maturation. It may sound paradoxical, but Carl Jung said, “Man needs difficulties; they are

necessary for health.” The Aztecs had a saying: “A boy remains a boy until there is need of a man.” The same for all of us. The vexation and pain of our own problems powerfully show us the need for a mature man or woman to be standing in our shoes. If we’re courageous, we rise to the occasion. If we’re wimpy we opt out with some excuse, get high, or get lost in the world of technology. The contradictions, pressures and inconsistencies of life are the midwives that give birth to many precious human qualities. Jung also noted, “The serious problems of life are never solved, and if they seem to have been solved, something humanly important has been lost.”

Playhouse holds children’s auditions The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will hold auditions Saturday, Aug. 7, for boys interested in performing two roles in the 20102011 production of “Over the Tavern.” “Over the Tavern” returns to the Marx Theatre Jan. 22 through Feb. 19 (opening night: Jan. 27). It will be presented as a co-production with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, where it will run Dec. 1 through Dec. 26. Two area boys will be cast to fill the roles of Rudy, who is 12 years old; and his brother Georgie, a 13-yearold boy with mental disabilities, described as sweet but with the mind of a 3- to 4-

year-old. The part of Rudy – and possibly the part of Georgie – will require a commitment to both the St. Louis and Cincinnati productions. A parent or other designated guardian will be required to accompany them to St. Louis for the entire run, and tutors will be provided. Boys should submit a resume of any experience to the Playhouse, along with a photograph (a good quality school or family photo is acceptable). Boys auditioning for the part of Rudy will be asked to perform a couple of scenes from the play; boys auditioning to portray Georgie will perform a

monologue. Rehearsals for the St. Louis production begin Nov. 5; rehearsals for the Cincinnati production begin Jan. 14. Interested boys must be available for all performances of the show, which are scheduled Tuesdays through Sundays and include several weekday student and public matinees. Headshots and resumes should be sent to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, ATTN: AUDITIONS, c/o Edward Stern, P.O. Box 6537, Cincinnati, OH 45206. To be considered, all photos and resumes must be received at the Playhouse by Friday, July 30.

Another important factor in becoming mature is learning how to balance. To be mature is not a matter of getting 100 on some kind of Life Test. It is rather a balancing of the demands of life so that A equals B equals C. These alphabet letters, of course, represent various ingredients of a healthy life which have to be integrated in a reasonably harmonious balance. What are the ingredients that need balancing? Aspects such as self and others, gratification and discipline, bodily needs and spiritual needs, intellect and emotions, action and reflection, self-assertion and

respect for others and the demands of relationships. The over-riding goal is to become more human. Do the young have a more rugged road? Is it more difficult for most people to mature today? Author Joseph Gallagher thinks so. He writes; “The pressure problem of many people today is the problem of toomuch-ness… Too much noise, too much news, too many distractions, too many meetings, too many memos, too many social obligations, too many expectations, etc.” These make it more difficult to cope in a healthy way. Some of us opt out of

maturing by adopting the pose of a martyr. We shirk our responsibilities, claim we haven’t had the right breaks, and say that our problems are always someone else’s fault. We need to roll up our sleeves and struggle with the inconsistencies of life, and listen to the advice of coach philosopher Lou Holtz: “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Zucchini: The other green summertime vegetable Last week it was all about pickling cucumbers. This week the requests are pouring in for zucchini bread recipes. T h e ones I’m sharing today are in my “Recipe Hall of Fame.” These are Rita the most Heikenfeld requested, especially Rita’s kitchen this time of year. The zucchini, like everything else in my garden, is a couple weeks early and I’m already picking every day. With county fairs coming up, I’ve had lots of requests for zucchini bread recipes that, as one reader said, “will win me that elusive ribbon.” One of the recipes I’m sharing today did just that: It won a blue ribbon for

Susan Zugohoer, a Northern Kentucky reader. She shared her recipe several years ago and it’s a popular one. How’s that for a testimonial?

Susan’s blue ribbon zucchini bread

3 cups finely grated zucchini (squeeze moisture out before measuring) 3 cups sugar 11⁄2 cups vegetable oil 4 eggs 3 cups flour 11⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped nuts Grease and flour 9-by-13 pan or 3 loaf pans. Mix zucchini, sugar, oil and eggs. Beat two minutes. Combine dry ingredients. Add to mixture and blend well. Add nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour or until done.

If desired, frost with cream cheese icing.

Chocolate zucchini bread/cake

It’s a cross between a bread and a cake, so either name is appropriate. This has become a favorite of everyone who has made it.

11⁄2 cups shredded zucchini (squeeze moisture out before measuring) 1 cup flour 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon allspice 1 ⁄2 cup canola oil 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 ⁄4 to 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (mini chips are nice)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9-by-5 loaf pan. Set aside shredded zucchini. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside. Beat oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well blended, and fold in zucchini. Add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in chips. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 to 65 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool 10 minutes, then remove and finish cooling. Variation: These also are good made as muffins/cupcakes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Check after 20 minutes.

Butterscotch zucchini bread

Don’t take it out of the oven too soon. I baked one

pan for 50 minutes – it looked great coming out of the oven, but it sunk in the middle when it cooled, a sure indication of underbaking. 3 eggs 1 cup oil 2 teaspoons vanilla (I used 1 tablespoon) 2 cups sugar 2 cups grated zucchini (squeeze moisture out before measuring) 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 or 2 teaspoons cinnamon (I used 2) 1 ⁄2 teaspoon ginger 1 ⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 ⁄2 cup rolled oats 1 package (3.4-ounce size) instant butterscotch pudding mix 1 cup nuts, raisins or other dried fruit Beat eggs, oil, vanilla

and sugar together well. Add zucchini. Then mix the flour and the rest of the dry ingredients together and then add to the egg mixture, blending well. Pour into two greased, floured, wax paper lined pans. Bake one hour at 350 degrees or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Lemon frosting

Mix and spread on bread after it cools. 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 tablespoons butter, softened 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.

MacCoy shines in dance world Kelly MacCoy, a resident of Kenwood, has just completed a very successful year on the dance competition circuit. MacCoy, age 14, competed this season at several regional competitions, winning first place with her jazz solo “Have Mercy On Me” at the Nexstar National Talent Competition in Louisville, where she was

crowned “Miss Teen N e x s t a r. ” Her jazz routine took top honors again in Dayton, at Masquerade MacCoy in March. MacCoy also won first place with her lyrical solo (”Que Sera, Sera”) at Showstopper Regionals in

Louisville, Ky., and again at Starpower in Columbus. MacCoy, who attends Indian Hill High School, returned from the Starpower World Championships in Branson, Mo., where she placed first in the lyrical category, second in jazz, and brought home a fifth place overall trophy from amongst ninety soloists. MacCoy was also suc-

cessful at several Dance Masters of Ohio events in Dayton, Newark, and Cleveland. This past season, MacCoy represented the Starstruck ADA studio in Loveland. She was also a member of the studio’s competition team which performed dances in jazz, tap, acro, and contemporary categories. MacCoy has compet-


This past season, Kelly MacCoy represented the Starstruck ADA studio. ed for seven years and hopes to become a professional dancer. Her other major interest

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is offering its third 13week session of “DivorceCare.” It began May 11. A scripturallybased support group, DivorceCare is for men and women who are going through separation or divorce. Meetings are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. They are free and open to all. Meetings run through Aug. 3. For information and registration, visit or call 561-4220. The church will host Vacation Bible School from 9:30 to noon Aug. 26. Programming with a heroes theme is planned for children who are 4-years-old by Sept. 1 through those who have completed fourth grade. Church membership is not necessary to participate. Entry forms are available by calling 5614220 or online at The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

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

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

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 childcare 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

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.

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”


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The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348. The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free child care is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. Dates: July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

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Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm.


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


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Brecon United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

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our Keruv initiative, providing outreach to intermarried families.” The dinner will be held at the synagogue, at 5714 Fields Ertel Road in Deerfield Township, between Interstate 71 and Snider Road. The cost is $18 for adults, and $9 for children ages 4-10. Younger children eat for free. The maximum family charge is $50. For more information or to make reservations, call Northern Hills Synagogue at 931-6038.


“This has become a real fun tradition in the congregation, bringing together people of all ages,” Tyler said. “The Men’s Club will handle all aspects of the evening. It is a terrific group of guys to work with.” Brett Handmaker, Men’s Club president, said, “I am really proud of all the things the Men’s Club has accomplished in just a few years. Dinners, social events, working on the building and grounds. And Mens’ Club is assuming responsibility for



Northern Hills hosts ‘Shabbat on the Range’ The Wild West will be the theme as the Men’s Club of Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham sponsors its annual Shabbat on the Range western-style dinner. Featuring roasted bison, the dinner will take place following the 6 p.m. service Friday, July 23. Vegetarian and children’s options will also be available. The evening will also feature a western singalong, noted Marc Tyler, event chair.

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

NorthStar Vineyard

Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

PRESBYTERIAN 2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN


MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Service 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am

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Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., June 11. Robert Hunter, 40, 3209 Mayridge Court, resisting arrest at I71 and Stewart, May 31.


Juvenile female, 14, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., June 26. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 2132 Highland Ave., June 26. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., June 26. Michael Marcowe, 50, 2821 Warsaw

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Reported at 5410 Ridge Road, June 26.


Computers valued at $1,500 removed at 7385 Wooster Pike, June 24. Tools of unknown value removed at 7385 Wooster Pike, June 24.

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Benjamin R. Phillips, 21, 6618 Dawson Road, loud music in a motor vehicle at 6936 Home Ave., July 2.


Criminal damaging Telephone pole and sign set on fire at 7640 Plainfield Road, July 1. In park after hours Reported at 7640 Plainfield Road, June 29 Misuse of a credit card

Unauthorized transfer of $6,980 from one account to a credit card reported at 4207 Matson Ave., July 6. Possession of drugs Suspect found with marijuana at 7640 Plainfield Road, June 29.


Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Window broken in vehicle at 8188 Camargo, June 21.

Domestic violence

At Montgomery Road, June 26.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 6667 Euclid Ave., June 17. I-Pod taken from vehicle; $300 at 6580 Miami, June 27.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Elizabeth Rudd, 40, 2625 Handasyde Ave., theft at 7913 Kenwood Road, June 23.

Wallace Washington, 57, 1327 Randomhill Road, theft at 7800 Montgomery Road, June 14. Juvenile female, 13, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 25. Juvenile female, 15, assault at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 27. Adam Detrow, 24, 314 Snider Court, obstructing official business at Snider and Fields Ertel, June 28. William Warren, 59, 7830 Cincinnati Ave., obstructing official business at 7830 Cincinnati, June 26. Jewell Rogers, 26, 400 W. Ninth St., theft at 7875 U.S. 22, June 27. Yahriel Cue, 18, 1629 Plute St., theft at 7875 U.S. 22, June 27. Larry Evans, 58, 217 12th St., theft at 8540 Kenwood Road, June 18.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Victim threatened and wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8266 Springdale Road, June 28.

Breaking and entering

Tickets, cigars of unknown value removed at 7555 Fields Ertel, June 25.

Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Kenwood, Madeira, Rossmoyne, Sycamore Township

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, 792-7254.

Criminal damaging

Graffiti found at 12075 First St., June 23. Mirror on vehicle damaged at 4302 Kugler Mill Road, June 29.

Felonious assault

Reported at 8512 Owl Wood Drive, June 19.


Glasses and keys of unknown value removed at 11171 Marlette Drive, June 24. Wire valued at $1,750 removed at 111680 Grooms Road, June 28. License plate removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 24.


3318 Donald St.: Becker Kristen to Ortez Nelson J.; $91,800. 4166 Walton Creek Road: USB Mortgage Corp. to Union Savings Bank; $41,000. 4209 Walton Creek Road: K.M.J. Management Co. Ltd. to Bdm Residential Ltd.; $62,000. 4292 Ashley Oaks Drive: Weston Eric J. & Cheng Chih W. to Saylor Jon V. & Cynthia; $428,000. 6889 Indian Hill Place: Hammer Gregory W. to Woods James W. & Gayle O.; $375,000.



CLASS OF 1979 will be having a 30+1 reunion on July 24th at Sweetwine Lodge Nordyke Rd. Visit to see missing classmates list ,reunion details & get Tix.

3919 Oleary Ave.: Navarre Mary A. to Meyer Ryan P.; $97,000. 3919 Oleary Ave.: Navarre Mary A. to Meyer Ryan P.; $97,000. 3997 Galbraith Road: Grubbs Deborah to Spinazzola Dan; $89,000. 4026 St. Johns Terrace: Ernst Jeffrey@3 to Gates Gary R.; $132,500. 4117 Superior Ave.: Crane Andrew B.

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About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. to Bosse Aaron R. & Donna H. Pieper; $109,000. 4249 Redmont Ave.: Jones Diana to Cartwright Shawn L.; $106,250. 7225 Brookline Ave.: Hayes Properties LLC to Newsom Lori S.; $90,000.


19 Camargo Canyon Drive: Stentz James & Kathleen to Reinmann Joseph P. & Kathleen F.; $655,000. 6534 Willowhollow Lane: Osterbrock Nancy Jane Tr to Lauterbach Jill Anne & Nicholas J.; $315,000. 6849 Esther Lane: Hopewell Shirley A. to Hopewell Dale; $110,000. 7801 Dee St.: Tinsler Nickolas to Fein Casandra L.; $157,500. 8180 Camargo Road: Quraga Adel to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $114,000.


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Sycamore Township fire and EMS calls from June 10 to June 30: June 10, Sommerset Chase, alarm activation June 12, Techwood, alarm activation June 13, Montgomery, alarm activation June 13, Creek, alarm activation June 13, Lake Hurst, structure fire June 13, Montgomery, fall June 13, Northlake, medical emergency June 13, Darnell, medical emergency June 13, Vorhees, assault June 13, Donna, fall June 14, Mason Montgomery, structure fire June 14, Butler Warren, emergency to property June 14, Mason, lightning strike June 14, Creek, overheated motor June 14, Kenwood, alarm activation June 14, I 275 @ Montgomery, overheated motor June 14, Mosteller, appliance fire June 14, School, alarm activation June 14, I275 @ 48, motor vehicle accident June 14, Loveland Madeira @ Kemper, no patient contact June 14, Sixth, medical emergency June 14, Plainfield, fall June 14, Keller, medical emergency June 14, Montgomery, medical emergency June 14, Montgomery, fall June 14, Galbraith, fall June 15, Gateway, overheated motor June 15, Kenwood, alarm activation June 15, Fourth, medical emergency June 15, Marlette, medical emergency June 15, Miami Hills, medical emergency June 15, Dearwester, medical emergency June 15, Pine, medical emergency June 16, Stratford, alarm activation June 16, Terwilligers Knolll, alarm activation June 16, Kenwood, alarm activation June 16, Tenderfoot, medical emergency June 16, Montgomery, medical emergency

June 17, Gwilada, gas leak June 17, Reed Hartman, medical emergency June 17, Dearwester, medical emergency June 17, Mayfield, medical emergency June 17, Montgomery, fall June 17, Montgomery, medical emergency June 18, Governors Hill, alarm activation June 18, Bridge, structure fire June 18, Montgomery, alarm activation June 18, Longford, fall June 18, Galbraith, medical emergency June 18, Reading, medical emergency June 18, Galbraith, medical emergency June 18, Kugler Mill, medical emergency June 18, Bridge, cooking fire June 18, Falcon, structure fire June 18, Montgomery, medical emergency June 18, Chancery, medical emergency June 18, Governors Hill, alarm activation June 18, Palace, alarm activation June 19, Kenwood, vehicle fire June 19, Chaucer @ Reading, motor vehicle accident June 19, Mantell, medical emergency June 19, Reed Hartman, medical emergency June 14, Symmes Valley, lightning strike June 20, Kugler Mill, appliance fire June 20,Montgomery, odor of gas June 20, Irwin, medical emergency June 20, Reading, medical emergency June 20, Kenwood, no patient contact June 20, Kenwood @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident June 20, Lancewood, medical emergency June 20, Galbraith, medical emergency June 21, Cedar Village, cancelled call June 21, Ashfield, alarm activation June 21, Kugler Mill, medical emergency June 21, Montgomery, fall June 21, Kirtley, no patient contact June 21, Seventh, medical emergency June 22, Snider, alarm activation June 22, Montgomery, trapped person June 22, York, fall June 22, Mantell, medical emergency June 22, Bank, motor vehicle accident


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June 22, Montgomery, fall June 22, Montgomery, good intent June 22, Plainfield, fall June 22, Reed Hartman, fall June 22, Millbank, medical emergency June 23, Keller, medical emergency June 23, Cornell, medical emergency June 23, Keller, medical emergency June 23, Dearwester, fall June 23, Galbraith, medical emergency June 23, Sixth, medical emergency June 24, Paddington, medical emergency June 24, Northlake, medical emergency June 24, Kemper, fall June 24, Kenwood, medical emergency June 24, Kenwood, alarm activation June 24, Governer’s Hill, alarm activation June 24, Blue Ash, structure fire June 24, Westover, structure fire June 24, Galbraith, medical emergency June 24, Keller, medical emergency June 24, Sandymar, medical emergency June 25, Paddington, medical emergency June 25, York, fall June 25, Montgomery, industrial accident June 25, Westover, structure fire June 25, Hunt, alarm activation June 25, Champion Way, structure fire June 25, Glendale Milford, structure fire June 25, Kenwood, structure fire June 25, Kenwood, fall June 25, York, medical emergency June 25, Dearwester, fall June 25, Kenwood, medical emergency June 25, S I71 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident June 25, Applewood, fall June 25, Galbraith, fall June 26, School, oil spill June 26, Kenwood, alarm activation June 26, Kingslake, medical emergency June 26, Fields Ertel @ Fourth, motor vehicle accident June 26, Montgomery, medical emergency June 26, Dearwester, fall June 26, Galbraith, medical emergency June 26, Quail Hollow, medical emergency

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Tr to Treadway Michael I; $83,500. 8064 Richmond Ave.: Stidham Jason & Jennifer Black to Reddy Sravan V.; $162,500. 8072 Richmond Ave.: Stidham Jason & Jennifer Black to Reddy Sravan V.; $162,500. 8072 Richmond Ave.: Stidham Jason & Jennifer Black to Reddy Sravan V.; $162,500. 8099 Camner Ave.: Morris Jeff to Johnson Erik E.; $140,250. 8099 Camner Ave.: Morris Jeff to Johnson Erik E.; $140,250. 8522 Darnell Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Jones Rachael; $132,000. 8858 Montgomery Road: Carroll Ann K. to Deutsch Thomas; $160,000. 8869 Roundhill Road: Oneill E. G. to Bonn Daniel Joseph; $275,000. Deer Path: Land Liquidators LLC Tr to Sylvester Investments LLC; $320,000. 4698 Largo Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Gates Nathan; $140,000. 5690 Kugler Mill Road: Heath John V. & Lisa A. to Huth Bradley & Alisha; $212,500. 5690 Kugler Mill Road: Heath John V. & Lisa A. to Huth Bradley & Alisha; $212,500.


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3815 Broadlawn Circle: Bruner Curtis to Steelman Kathryn M.; $126,000. 3850 Superior Ave.: Mms Investments LLC to Lommer Daniel; $130,000. 3921 Orchard St.: Weitmarschen Holding LLC to Wietmarschen Robert W.; $80,000. 3925 Orchard St.: Draper Christopher L. & Michelle L. to Coughlin Shannon; $150,000. 6828 Park View Lane: Downhill Slopes LLC to West Cody J.; $102,500. 7053 Ohio Ave.: Grubbs Deborah A. to Douglas Christopher M. & Brandy L.; $109,500.

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Douglas “Doug” L. Riddiough, 80, formerly of Madeira died July 3. He was a 53-year member of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Madisonville. Survived by wife of 54 years, Elaine (nee Parker); daughter, Debra Baker of Loveland; son-in-law, Thomas Baker; grandson, Joshua


Williams; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends. Services were July 9 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Madisonville. Memorials to:


Eastminster Presbyterian Church Benevolence Fund, 4600 Erie Ave., Madisonville, OH 45227; Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229; 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Center for Children, 2020 Hopkins Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212; or Centre Street Congregational Church, P.O. Box 265, Machias, ME 04654.

Cell phone valued at at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 24. Earrings valued at $70 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 30. License plate removed at 7360 Silver Creek Road, June 18. Driver’s license removed at 8133 U.S. 22, June 17. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8645 Kenwood Road, June 19. $8,106 taken through fraudulent means at 8957 Plainfield Road, June 22.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Reported at 8965 Eldoran Drive, June 18.

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Compare home sales on your block, on your street and in your neighborhood at: columbiatownship sycamoretownship 7554 Kirtley Drive: Braun Christopher David & Elizabeth Jane Crowe to Altschul Carlos; $250,000. 7970 Irwin Ave.: Cullen Nathan C. to Nixon Deanna L.; $137,500. 7970 Irwin Ave.: Cullen Nathan C. to Nixon Deanna L.; $137,500. 8035 Paddington Lane: Hine Douglas J. & Shelby A. to Macke Mark R. & Jennifer A.; $300,000. 8364 Wicklow Ave.: Teski Albert P. & Diana M. Hamilton to Hamilton Marc & Lynn; $130,000. 8661 Sturbridge Drive: Maloney Ann B. to Dunahoe Joel & Kimberly; $344,400. 8781 Killarney Court: Rogers Melanie L. & David to Marcum Richard L. & Jessica J.; $93,000.

About Fire, EMS reports

The Community Press obtains fire and emergency medical dispatches from the Sycamore Township Fire EMS Department, 489-1212 (North Station) and 792-8565 (South station). June 26, Plainfield, medical emergency June 27, Deerfield, alarm activation June 27, Grooms, alarm activation June 27, Fields Ertel, good intent June 27, Illinois, alarm activation June 27, Dearwester, medical emergency June 27, Tiki, good intent June 27, Quailhollow, medical emergency June 27, Larchview, lift assist June 27, Galbraith, fall June 27, I71 @ Ronald Reagan, motor vehicle accident June 28, Kenwood, alarm activation June 28, Creek, alarm activation June 28, Hillsmith, structure fire June 28, Chancery, medical emergency June 28, Trowbridge, fall June 28, Montgomery, medical emergency June 28, Pine, medical emergency June 28, Autumnwood, fall June 29, Fields Ertel, cancelled call June 29, Fourth, false call June 29, Brittany Woods, medical emergency June 29, Ponds, lift assist June 29, Donegal, no patient contact June 29, Montgomery, medical emergency June 29, Wexford, fall June 29, Longford, medical emergency June 29, Keller, medical emergency June 29, Kenwood Crossing, medical emergency June 29, Merrymaker, medical emergency June 29, Tiki, medical emergency

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Mow, water your way to a happier summer lawn The summer season can be a very trying time for homeowners and their lawns. So, here are a few general tips to help keep your lawn looking its best this summer. 1) Keep mowing on a regular basis. Never remove more than 1/3 of the height of the grass blades each time you mow. 2) Mow at a higher mowing height. Keep your mowing height at least 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches. Longer grass blades mean less

stress on the turf, the crowns are shaded and protected from the heat of the grass Ron Wilson sun, roots should In the grow deeper, garden and your turf will do much nicer during the summer than the lawns mowed close and stressed. 3) Change your mowing pattern each time you mow.

Mow east to west one week, then north to south the next. Then take it diagonally. Just like the golf course pros do! This encourages your grass to grow upright, rather than laying down (being mowed one direction all the time) and definitely creates a happier lawn! 4) Throw those clippings back into the turf. Returning those clippings is like one additional fertilizing each year. Grass clippings are 75 to 85 percent water, decompose quickly, and do not

Woodward High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th Anniversary bash on the weekend of July 16-17. The theme is “The Men of Woodward and the Ladies who learned to love ’em.” A meet-andgreet is scheduled for 5 p.m. until midnight, Friday, July 16, followed by a Class Mixer at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Blue Ash. Saturday, July 17 features a picnic in French Park and high school “Invitational” to other schools who were longtime rivals in PHSL sports. There will be lots of food, fun, music and laughter in French Park as Woodward grads challenge old foes and new for fun in flag football, Scrabble, corn hole and spades. There will be family sack races, board games, dodge ball and more. Attendees must register to attend. The cost is $10 per event for all

guests. The cost is $19.70 for families. Call 981-8500 or go to, Woodward Class of 1970 Events or e-mail the class captain, Gilda Jones Bailey at Milford High School Classes of 19791990 – are having a class reunion from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, July 17, at Miami Boat Club, 6071 Second St., Miamiville. Cost is $30 per person in advances, and $40 per person at the door. Teachers from the 1970s and 1980s are free. Attire is casual. Beer truck and wine is provided. Local vendors will have food booths open at minimal cost. Entertainment includes Milford Grad Bands and Midnight on Vine (Dave Ramos, Class of 1979) with special guest appearances by other grads. Checks can be made payable to Miami Boat Club, Mary Anne Will, 2902 Traverse Creek Drive, Milford, OH 45150.

Allanson hired

First Financial Bank has hired Rob Allanson as vice president and sales manager of the equipment finance group which provides equipment finance and leasing solutions to midd l e - m a r k e t Allanson businesses in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. Prior to joining First Financial Bank, Allanson served as president of Huntington Equipment Finance for nine years.

Air Force Airman Brenden T. Gressel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an Gressel intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Sheila Kelly of Deer Park. Gressel is a 2008 graduate of Clark Montessori High School.

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Imagine an evening stroll down a quiet, tree-lined street to your beautiful custom home nestled within a private neighborhood. Imagine retirement at Berkeley Square. Berkeley Square, located in Hamilton, Ohio, understands that today’s retiring adults want more options, more space, and more amenities - all in one place. Take your choice from a variety of spacious homes, apartments, or custom-designed plans to meet your particular needs. You’ll enjoy the independence and privacy, yet appreciate the maintenancefree living and peace of mind Berkeley Square offers.

tion (S.T.A.F. Cincinnati) volunteer and serves as a tutor for the Cincinnati Literacy Project. Allanson lives in Madeira.

Richard Freshwater has been named vice president and chief financial officer for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

For the past six years, Freshwater served as the CFO of the Florida Grand Opera in Freshwater Miami. Prior to FGO, he served as the director of finance of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. Freshwater lives in Kenwood.




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REUNIONS Milford Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion, including classes of 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1972. An informal gathering is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 16, at Milford American Legion’s sheltered pavilion. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, a golf scramble is planned at Deer Track Golf Course., The main event is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 17, at St. Andrew Parish Center. Contact Gary Landis at or 831-4722, Judy Culbertson Smyth at or 8318215; or Daryl Zomes at or 561-3189.

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