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A look at this week’s high school football games Friday, Aug. 26 Batavia @ Madeira, 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy @ Shroder, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Northeastern @ Cincinnati Country Day, 7:30 p.m. Deer Park @ Middletown Madison, 7:30 p.m. Indian Hill @ New Richmond, 7:30 p.m.

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Pick up and drop off at Deer Park High School could be a little different for parents this school year. SEE STORY, A2

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You can find these stories on our Web site this week: • Deer Park City School District has reached its destination on its “journey to excellence.” Superintendent Kim Gray told the school board at the Aug. 17 meeting that Deer Park schools met 22 out of the 24 state indicators to achieve the excellent rating on the Ohio Report Cards after missing the mark by just a few points the last few years. CINCINNATI.COM/DEERPARK • Sycamore Township resident Anne Johnson recently contacted Lt. Dan Reid, township liaison to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, about what could be done to keep her and other township residents safe. CINCINNATI.COM/ SYCAMORETOWNSHIP

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Jeff Wessel, left and Hank Estes cut the grass and line the soccer and football fields at Deer Park High School to get ready for the start of the fall sports season. Estes has lined the fields since 1963.

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Fall sports fuel community spirit By Amanda Hopkins

Hank Estes never really planned on staying in the Deer Park community after teaching at Amity Elementary for a year in 1959. The former Deer Park High School coach and teacher ended up working in the school district for 26 years. He spent time as a teacher, athletic director and a coach of several different sports. Estes led the Deer Park High School baseball team to the state championship in 1977. “I was attached at the hip to this place,” he said. Estes also took on the job of field maintenance. Each fall since 1963, he cuts the grass and lines

the football and soccer fields to get ready for the start of the fall sports season. The last few years he has had help from one of his former students, Jeff Wessel. “He’s an excellent worker,” Estes said. “He’s like me. He wants to get it done right.” Estes, who lives within walking distance of the high school, said he works about 12 to 14 hours a week on the fields. “It takes forever if you (line the fields) right,” he said. Estes said he works on the fields from the middle of August through October. He also comes back in the spring to work on the baseball and softball fields. “I work whenever they need me,” Estes said. “I like to pay (the Deer Park community) back

because they’ve always treated me well.” Right in their backyard When the Ourada family first moved to their house behind the Madeira High School stadium, Allison Ourada said the noise from the field was an “annoyance.” She said it took awhile to get used to football games on Fridays and all day on Saturdays and soccer practices during the week. After the first football game they attended, Ourada had a change of heart. “I was shocked by the overwhelming community spirit our town of Madeira has ... after growing up in a large Chicago suburb this was a very different sight, one I have grown to love,” she said.

On Friday nights, the Ouradas are joining in on the fun. “Now that our boys are old enough to attend games themselves, we can at home on our porch and enjoy the company of friends. We host a cookout before home games and then the kids walk over in a group, leaving some of the parents on our front porch to watch the glow from the lights, listen to the roar of the fans and the sound of the band during half time,” Ourada said. “In a couple of week we will once again have an assortment of mini vans parked in our driveway ... and I will sit on my front porch and listen with a smile to the crowds and the cannons.” For more about your community, visit

Engineer: Medians would improve Kenwood traffic By Amanda Hopkins


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Verbarg’s Furniture was named the top local furniture store in our Community Choice Awards. Verbarg’s is a family-owned business that was opened in 1978 by Harold and Shirley Verbarg. There are two locations, one in Kenwood and an outlet in Amelia. All five of the Verbarg’s daughters and other extended family continue daily work for the stores. Pictured back row from left, Jennifer Warner, Bruce Hauser, Linda Alich, Debbie Verbarg Gilligan and Tina McCarley. Front row from left, Bea Schaen and Sheri Verbarg Mitchell. For more Community Choice winners, see our special section inside.

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Medians could be a short term solution to traffic problems along Kenwood Road. Ed Williams, an engineer with TEC Engineering Inc., said during a public meeting in Sycamore Township Aug. 9 that medians would eliminate the left turn lane along Kenwood Road between Montgomery Road and Euclid Avenue. He said the majority of accidents in that stretch of road come from drivers turning left and rear-end collisions. The medians would include landscaping and would allow left turns only at the traffic signals.



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Changes to help traffic Columbia Township problems at Deer Park HS development in limbo By Amanda Hopkins

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Pick up and dropoff at Deer Park High School could be a little different for parents this school year. Deer Park Board of Education member Steve Smith said the small parking lot adjacent to the school auditorium will be closed until after the start of classes and right before dismissal each day. He said parents that are using the parking lot as a dropoff and a turnaround point are creating a traffic hazard along Plainfield Road. Smith said parents can continue to pick up and drop off in the parking lot behind the school.


The bus entrance at Deer Park High School is only meant for the buses and for handicap accessibility. Deer Park School Board Member Steve Smith said the entrance will be closed before and after school to eliminate back-ups during arrival and dismissal.

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Smith said the maintenance staff is almost ready for school to start Monday, Aug. 29. He said they are

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working on caulking all of the windows at all of the district buildings. Smith said it is part of regular maintenance. He said there has also been a problem with people cutting the wires and stealing security cameras at Holmes Primary. There have also been reports of skateboarding on the roof of the school and activity in the woods behind the school. Smith said barbed wire was removed from the roof several years ago to look “more friendly.” He said the building and grounds committee will continue to monitor the situation and will report back to the school board on a solution.





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that there were more legal fees than usual,” he said. Lemon said as soon as the tax increment financing deal was agreed to the “clock starts” on the township’s time frame to use the money set aside for public improvements. If Neyer doesn’t agree to the extension and doesn’t start the project soon Lemon said the township will begin the process of rescinding the tax increment financing agreement and will start the search for a new development at the former Kmart site. Neyer Properties was granted a tax increment financing agreement for the property earlier this year. For more about your community, visit columbiatownship.

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“We were going to resurface several years, but these other projects came up,” Gilday said. He also said that the condition of Kenwood Road,


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which is a county road, is a factor in whether the project would receive grant funds. Long-term improvements include reducing the number of driveways along both sides of Kenwood Road and creating an access road on the west side of the road behind businesses which include Wendy’s, Burger King and Graeter’s. The adjacent St. Vincent Ferrer Church would also be affected. For more information on the proposed improvements or to provide feedback about the current condition of Kenwood Road, visit www. For more about your community, visit sycamoretownship.

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COLUMBIA TWP. – Redevelopment of the former Kmart property at Ridge and Highland avenues in Columbia Township may be in jeopardy. During the recent Columbia Township trustees meeting, Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the township is offering Neyer a 12-month extension to work out an agreement with possible tenants and begin the project at the former Kmart site. “We’re still waiting to hear back from them,” he said. Jeff Chamot, land development manager for Neyer, said the developers are still continuing to work with possible tenants on leases

for the new site, which will contain 108,000 square feet of office space. Earlier this year, Neyer reportedly signed Tri State Clinical Laboratories as a tenant, though that deal has yet to be finalized. As for the 12-month extension, Chamot said he’s “not aware of any extension.” Lemon said the extension does come with terms. He said if it’s accepted, Neyer will have a full year to solve all issues surrounding the project and work out agreements with tenants for the development. Lemon said the township is also requesting Neyer pay any outstanding legal fees accrued while developing the Tax Increment Financing agreement. “It was a very complicated TIF, and as a result of








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Cottage development raises concerns in Madeira By Jeanne Houck

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true cottages may well be a good use for this property on Euclid,” said Madeira resident Jim Horwitz of Mar Del Drive, whose backyard is adjacent to the property where Landquest wants to build cottages. “I can see the appeal of these small homes on postage stamp lots as an attractive and affordable alternative to empty nesters and young professionals and others with a desire to have a ‘walkable’ lifestyle in Madeira. “I can say that I am highly concerned about these high-density homes being built within seven and a half to 10 feet of my property line and dramatically impacting the value of my backyard,” Horwitz said. Horwitz said 40-foot setback would be more reasonable. “The site should not be overdeveloped just to meet

the return on investment for the developer,” Horwitz said. “Five cottages on the site would be just as good for the community as seven in my opinion, should such a reasonable setback of 40 feet reduce the number of units that could be put on the site by two.” Horwitz said he also is concerned that the proposed new zoning district would allow for 35-foot-high cottages, “which seem about 10 to 12 feet too high in my book.” “A 35-foot roofline is what you find on a twostory home with a high pitched roof, along the lines of the many ‘McMansions’ that (developers) have built in Madeira in the past decade or so,” Horwitz said. “A 35-foot-tall home would be an imposing structure, out of scale to the development and neighborhood, in my opinion.” The Madeira Planning Commission has scheduled


MADEIRA – Some Madeira residents are concerned about the density and height of a proposed development of cottages on Euclid Avenue. Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller said developer Landquest Services has asked for a new zoning district and a zone change to allow projects like the proposed cottage development in general and Landquest’s proposed cottage development in particular on the property, which is just west of the Madeira Fire Station on Miami Avenue. Moeller said Landquest Services wants to be able to build as many as seven cottage-style units – singlefamily, detached one-floor houses of 1,800 square feet to 2,000 square feet with an optional second floor for a second bedroom – on the property. Landquest Services is a limited liability company formed in July with an agent in Indian Hill, according to the Ohio Secretary of State website. “In general, I think that

a special meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at city hall on Miami Avenue to decide whether to recommend Madeira City Council approve a new zoning district as proposed by Landquest Services,

approve a new zoning district different from the one proposed by Landquest or reject a new zoning district. The planning commission’s recommendation to city council will be put in the form of an ordinance for which council will conduct three readings and a public hearing before voting. “Planning Commission is presently reviewing the zoning district proposal

which is modeled after the Transitional Residential Overlay District that was used for Bradford Place (town homes off Euclid Avenue), although (Landquest’s) units are not attached,” Moeller, the Madeira city manager, said. Madeira resident Doug Oppenheimer said many residents think the Bradford Place units are built too close to the property lines.

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Mason Bullock, age 6, of Deer Park, admires this low slung beauty – a 1951 Mercury. It’s been radically customized by owner, Weldon Haynes, of Loveland.

Smiling behind the wheel of her restored 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible, is Mary Ann Harman of White Oak. She and husband, Ken, are the proud owners. Cliff Margeson of White Oak shows off the pristine interior of his 1936 Plymouth. Margeson purchased it in 1969 and has maintained it beautifully for over 40 years.

Corvette crazy! These three early ’90s red ’vettes, the ultimate “muscle car,” are owned by, from left: Ron Sloan of West Chester Township, Earl Wesley of Deer Park and Steve Browning of Norwood.

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Neither the heat nor the humidity could keep vintage car enthusiasts from Deer Park on Sunday, Aug. 7 Scores of classic and “muscle” cars were on display at the Dillonvale shopping center to the delight of young and old. It’s an annual event staged by the “Super ’60’s Car Club.” Here are a few scenes from the event.


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Indian Hill anticipates energy savings By Forrest Sellers

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District expects to cut its energy costs this year. The district has joined the Forest Hills Local School District and Mariemont City Schools in a “retail power sales agreement” with Duke Energy. The agreement, which was set up several months ago, is expected to help reduce energy costs in the district. Treasurer Julia Toth said the district anticipates saving an estimated $175,000 a year. She said the agreement will result in a 31 per-



cent decrease in electric costs in the district. “It is about taking a look at doing business differently,” Toth said. Toth said the district was approached by Forest Hills, which was also working with Mariemont City Schools on an energy agreement. She said the timing was advantageous since the district’s current energy con-

tract will expire in December. The new contract will be for two years. According to a report from the superintendent and treasurer with Mariemont City Schools, Mariemont became involved as part of planned budget reductions for the coming school year. The Indian Hill school board unanimously approved the agreement. “The Duke Energy Retail agreement is a great example of how our three school districts can work together to realize significant savings, especially in these difficult times,” said board President Molly Barber. “We are pleased to be a part of this partnership.”

Porter running for Sycamore fiscal officer By Amanda Hopkins

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP – Rob Porter has served as the Sycamore Township fiscal officer since 1991. He moved to Sycamore Township in 1983 with his wife, Nancy. He is up for re-election this November and has answered a few questions about his time in office and what he sees for the future of Sycamore Township.

What have you learned about Sycamore Township during your time as fiscal officer? “I have learned that Sycamore Township is an excellent place to in which to raise a family. I have learned that the township is well governed based upon conservative principles. I have learned that Sycamore Township has a well informed electorate and that its citizens will respond in times of crisis such as we saw during the tornado which hit the northern part of the township (in 1999).” What goals do you have for the township as you for re-election? “My goal for the township is to assist it in negotiating a very difficult fiscal environment which we face in the coming years. My goal is to continue to be able to supply the high level of service to the

township residents without increasing their tax burden. My ultimate goal would Porter be to continue to have one of the lowest tax burdens for any locality in Hamilton County with one of the highest levels of services.” What is/are the reason or reasons for continuing your tenure in Sycamore Township? “The reason for continuing my tenure in Sycamore Township is take advantage of the 21 years of experience that I have as fiscal officer. I have the training and experience needed to handle there substantial budgets and investments involved in Sycamore Township.”

financing funds have been used for underground utilities and to improve traffic flows around the business district. The township went from contracting with private fire companies to establishing its own first rate fire department. Finally, substantial funds were expended to acquire and improve the parks and recreational opportunities for Sycamore Township residents during my tenure.”

Describe how the township has changed during your time as fiscal officer? “The township has changed dramatically during my time as fiscal officer. I was initially appointed in 1990 to the office of township clerk. The name was changed to township fiscal officer during my tenure. The face of the Kenwood central business district is dramatically changed from when I first started. Tax increment

Columbia Township road projects near completion By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. – Residents in the Williams Meadow subdivision are just days away from driving on newly paved roads. During the Columbia Township trustees’ recent meeting, Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the Williams Meadow neighborhood paving is nearly completed after getting started just a few weeks ago. “We are rounding third and heading for home,” Lemon said. Lemon said workers are completing the Williams Meadow streets within the next week and simultaneously beginning work on the Seven Hills neighborhood. The Seven Hills portion of the project should take about two weeks to complete, as there are less curbs

to replace than in Williams Meadow. The project consists of replacing the mill and overlay of each road in the two neighborhoods, as well as 4,800 feet of curb in Williams Meadow. The total mileage in both neighborhoods is 1.48 miles. The $500,000 project was paid for with bonds, as Columbia Township has yet to collect money from a recently passed 2.256-mill road levy, which was the township’s first road levy in 16 years. The levy will generate $295,000 annually for road repairs and cost owners of a home with a market value of $100,000 an additional $68.41 per year. Township officials had expected to finish the road projects by Aug. 30. For more about your community, visit www.


Toth said Indian Hill may consider other cooperative agreements with Forest Hills and Mariemont for business services such as trash removal and copier services. “We are talking with other districts about ways to leverage purchasing power,” Toth said.

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Indian Hill road work may be done before school By Rob Dowdy

Indian Hill was working hard on its road resurfacing program in an attempt to complete all work before the start of school. The village has been resurfacing Drake Road between Old Stable and Indian Hill roads, Graves

Road between Drake and Miami roads and Pamlico Lane. The total cost of the project is $381,820. Project Manager George Kipp said road work began July 18, and workers expect to be finished by the start of the 2011-2012 school year on Thursday, Aug. 25. Kipp said along with the road

resurfacing, workers also made small repairs to the stormwater pipes along repaired roads. Jason Atkins, public works and water works superintendent, said this year’s resurfacing program is mostly repairing roads that were worked on during a recent water main replacement project. However, he said Drake and

Graves roads were already in need of repair, which made the decision to work on them this year much easier. “Both these roads needed repair before the project, and definitely after,” Atkins said. Atkins noted that Kipp is currently working on putting together a 10-year schedule for road

resurfacing projects in Indian Hill. The village suspended its road resurfacing program two years ago due to budget concerns. Before the program was suspended, Indian Hill spent between $500,000 and $550,000 annually repairing and repaving roads.


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Joshua Howard, second from left, director of the Sycamore Senior Center accepted a $25,000 annual donation from the Sycamore Township Board of Trustees. From left: Trustee Denny Connor, Howard, Trustee President Tom Weidman and Trustee Cliff Bishop.

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Notre Dame has Mount Notre Dame High been immense. School’s new executive director, In addition to Sparkle Worley of West Chester her supportive Township, that Cheri Lehrter of role in the Reading has been named the Advancement school’s new director of annual Office for the last giving. eight years, she The Annual Giving Fund was has been a created as a way for alumnae, parLehrter parish council ents and friends to give back to the Mount Notre Dame communi- co-moderator, involved in Respect Life’s March for Life in Washingty. Much of the success Mount ton, D.C., and an executive comNotre Dame enjoys is because of mittee member for the annual the generosity of members of its Grande Gala dinner auction. Lehrter is also a contributor to community. Their investment in MND the school’s MAP (My Action allows the school to continue its Plan) Program, a four-year 152-year tradition of empowering empowerment program for MND young women academically, spiri- students. Previous to her work at Mount Notre Dame, Lehrter tually, socially and emotionally. With the introduction of Mount worked as the director of merNotre Dame’s new foundation, chandising at SYSCO/Cincinnati, there is an increased need to put where she had been employed for 14 years before more focus on the accepting a posiAnnual Giving Fund, Much of the success tion at her parish, which led to the creSaints Peter and ation of this full-time Mount Notre Dame position. enjoys is because of the Paul in Reading, where she is an Worley, the generosity of members active parishioner. recently appointed Lehrter was a executive director of of its community. board member of Mount Notre Dame’s new foundation, offered a few Heart to Heart, a ministry founded words about the credentials of by the late Rev. Jim Willing, to describe the parish missions that Lehrter. “I am so pleased that Cheri has he preached throughout the Archaccepted the position of director of diocese of Cincinnati. Lehrter spearheaded the Great annual giving. In the past, this position has been part-time and Preacher’s Project, which profesfinally, with the establishment of a sionally records the Sunday gospel foundation, we are able to make readings and homilies preached by this a full-time position. There is contemporary clergy and lay peono doubt in my mind that Cheri ple for Podcast, radio and internet will build on the Annual Giving listening. In her spare time, Lehrter Fund’s successes and take the enjoys traveling, photography and program to another level.” Prior to accepting this position, bicycling with her husband of 27 Lehrter’s involvement at Mount years, Ron Lehrter.


Foundation of excellence Madeira High School scholarship winners were honored at the Madeira Schools Foundation Award annual luncheon held May 19. Scholarship recipients, from left: James Booth (John D. Rahe Scholarship), Christine Thiery (John D. Rahe Scholarship), Matt Smith (John D. Rahe and Rockwell Scholarships), Rachel Self (Andrea Dennis and Matthew Simpson Scholarships), Kyle Jenkins (John D. Rahe and Sushila Nayar Scholarships), Bridget Walsh (Pat Wood Spirit Award), Cortland Roberts (John D. Rahe Scholarship), Samantha Macke (Wellman Scholarship). Not pictured, Corey Phelps (Chase Tenacity Scholarship).

Madeira Schools Foundation award recipients, from left: front, Barb Brewer (Friends of the Foundation Award), Judy Watson Brandenburg ‘50 (Distinguished Alumni/Citizen Award) and Carolyn Edington (Distinguished Staff Award); back, Vic Parkhouse (Friends of the Foundation Award) and Pam Mack Scott for Nadine Wilson (Distinguished Staff Award).

Student volunteers receive Simon Lazarus awards Sixty-seven teens were recently presented with the 46th annual Simon Lazarus Jr. Human Relations Award by American Jewish Committee Cincinnati Region. AJC honored 10 finalists who excel in volunteerism at a ceremony May 2 at Rockdale Temple. They received award books and savings bonds. Forty-six high schools throughout Greater Cincinnati nominated juniors and seniors for recognition of their contributions to the community. Each nominee received a certificate and each school library received a book. Junior class winner is Kelsey Cramer of Wyoming High School, who coordinated events dedicated to eradicating hunger, both through the Free Store locally and through an organization working in Africa.

She organized students to put a peanut butter and jelly drive on Youtube and set up a walkathon mirroring the walk of African students to their school. She convinced her school administration to promote the cause during school time through an assembly on “Hunger: Here, There and Everywhere.” Her recommender showed that she effectively motivates other students and always “makes sure others feel included in the activity.” Senior class winner is Blake Barlow of St. Henry District H.S. in Erlanger, who volunteered at a pharmacy providing free medication to low income people. He refurbished a city park shelter, soliciting donations of materials from construction companies and organizing other volunteers to complete the project.

He is especially proud of making the park accessible to people with disabilities. He also carried out humanitarian aid to people with leprosy in Cuba, an adventure which he shared with others upon his return, to increase local understanding of another culture. His recommender says, “Helping others is not just part of the job for our nominee. His selfless acts inspire everyone who comes into contact with him.” Junior class finalists are: • Grace Bolan of St. Ursula Academy, whose interest in social justice has led her to fight sex trafficking and to spread awareness of forced labor and sweatshops; • Raina Graham of Clark Montessori, who works with homeless adults and children with disabilities;

• Katharine Hassey of Mariemont High School, who organized a canned food drive, raised money to buy a school bus in Haiti, and volunteered at a shelter for single mothers; • Emma Lindle of Seton High School, who works with the homeless and involves other teens in volunteering. Senior class finalists are: • Mariel Beausejour of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, who teaches English as a second language to youngsters, builds awareness of trafficking and slavery, and spends summers at a home for impoverished children in Mexico; • Kara Driscoll of Mount Notre Dame High School, whose tutoring experiences and volunteering at an Over-the-Rhine housing agency have given her understanding of how others feel and

Graduate puts ‘Paradise Lost’ to music By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hill High School 2011 graduate Joey Neuenschwander has taken Lucifer’s fall and put it to music. Neuenschwander of Kenwood prepared a composition for a senior project at Indian Hill High School and presented it at his church. It was a trumpet duet with piano accompaniment. He said he was inspired by Mil-

ton’s “Paradise Lost.” “I’d never heard music put to this story,” he said. Neuenschwander, who plays the trumpet, said the composition represents a dialogue between God and Satan. “My main goal was to tell a story,” said Neuenschwander. “I wanted to take it from Lucifer’s perspective (and) emphasize his pride and how he thought he was better than God.” The five-minute piece, which

was presented at Montgomery Presbyterian Church, took Neuenschwander four weeks to prepare. Douglas Frank, choir director at Montgomery Presbyterian Church, said the composition starts out harmoniously, but as the conflict escalates becomes more dissonant. “It paints a landscape,” he said. Neuenschwander said that is what he wanted to convey. “You have a very majestic and powerful ending, but also a sense of solemn and melancholy.” Neuenschwan-

inspired her to advocacy; • Christina Ingle of Winton Woods High School, who combats racism through a youth service at her church and cares for a public park near her home; • Taylor Ourada of Lakota West High School, who organized a Halloween food drive, orients children awaiting surgery, and encourages other students to volunteer at a hospital. Marcia Scacchetti served as this year’s AJC Awards Committee chair: “These students have big hearts and helping hands. Their unselfishness, caring and leadership enrich our community. Jewish tradition teaches that it is according to our deeds that God’s presence descends. “The students’ actions show they value deeds of loving-kindness, one of Judaism’s guiding principles.”


der said even if a listener doesn’t know the story the music itself can be enjoyed. “People were moved and proud of Joey,” said Frank, a resident of Blue Ash, about the response of the parishioners. The composition – a senior project – was also given a distinguished rating by the judges at Indian Hill High School. Neuenschwander will attend the University of Illinois, where he plans to study music education.

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The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2010-2011.


First Honors – Katherine Abraham.


• Leslie Ann Feigelson of Indian Hill was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Washington University. Head is a graduate of Indian Hill High School and is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. • Joseph Manavalan was named to Dean’s List at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Lighthouse Youth Services CARES Committee, a volunteer group that works on projects to benefit Lighthouse programs, recently worked collaboratively to plan and assist with May’s graduation ceremony at the Lighthouse Community School. Specifically, CARES volunteers gathered donations and assembled duffel bags with gifts and basic necessities that would help these young graduates who are often on their own after emancipating from the child welfare system. The CARES Committee co-chairs, Rhonda Sheakley and Lauren Cohen, both of Indian Hill, have spearheaded a number of projects to benefit teenagers and young adults who have difficult home situations. CARES Committee members represent a variety of Cincinnati communities, including Hyde Park, Anderson Township, Batavia, Cheviot, Madeira, Loveland, Indian Hill and others. During the course of the school year, the CARES Committee volunteers also had a Homecoming Dance in the fall, assembled 200 goodie bags for the students who took the OGTs and wrote notes of encourage-


Lighthouse CARES Committee members Sherrie Mathis of Anderson Township, Alexandra Bailey of Batavia, Sara Miller of Cheviot attend the Lighthouse Community School graduation. ment throughout the year. A total of 10 high school students graduated from Lighthouse Community School, a charter school sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools, at the end of May. The students who attend Lighthouse Community

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District needs to wake up and start school days later How do you feel after a night of little sleep? Sluggish, irritable, unfocused, depressed? How would you feel if this happened night after night? Unfortunately, for too many teenagers, lack of sleep and its consequences are a daily occurrence. Teenagers require 91⁄4 hours of sleep for optimum growth and development. However, most teens get less than eight hours and nearly half report less than seven hours of sleep per night. In our district, where buses start picking up students at 6:25 a.m., teens should be in bed and asleep by 9 p.m. the night before to get their requisite sleep. Most parents would agree that such an early bedtime is impossible. School work, activities, family responsibilities and, most sig-

nificantly, teen biology preclude an early bed time. Scientific evidence confirms the biologic basis for altered sleep patterns in Helen teens. EssentialKoselka ly, teenagers are to be Community hard-wired night owls. Press guest Their sleepcolumnist wake cycle is shifted approximately three hours later than children and adults due to a delay in the release of the hormone melatonin. Their wake cycle is also disrupted resulting in difficulty with awakening and alertness before 8 a.m. Early morning start times

ELECTIONS VIEWPOINTS GUIDELINES Suburban Life invites all candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot to submit one guest column, to run sometime before the election. The guidelines: • Columns should no more than 300 words, and are subject to editing. • Columns must include a current color head shot (.jpg format). • Columns must include a short biography of the candidate. • Columns will be published no later than Wednesday, Oct. 25. • All columns must be submitted, via e-mail, no later than noon the Wednesday before publication. We encourage you to submit columns as early as possible to avoid a backlog near Elec-

tion Day. No columns will be accepted after Wednesday, Oct. 18. • All columns will be posted online, but we can not guarantee print publication, especially for columns submitted close to the Oct. 18 deadline. • Candidates are welcome to respond to opponents’ columns with a letter of no more than 200 words, but we will run only one column per candidate. • These guidelines also apply to proponents and opponents of any local issues, such as tax levies. E-mail columns or questions to Editor Dick Maloney, rmaloney@

CH@TROOM Aug. 17 questions

Should high-frequency trading by supercomputers that buy and sell stocks in split seconds be banned by Congress? Why or why not? “The issue here is whether we should trust machines to do work that people have historically done for fear that machines might not do the right thing and produce a harmful result. “If you say yes, then you should also have the antilock brakes and stability control removed from your car, advocate that airlines remove autopilots from planes, and insist that the shuttles at the airport have drivers on each train. “Yes, machines can mess up, but so do people. In general there are many tasks that machines do better and more reliably. “These questions have been asked since the Luddites believed that machines in cotton and woolen mills would eliminate people’s jobs in the early 1800s.” F.S.D. “There is an old fable which holds that once the genie is out of the bottle, it can’t be returned. The same theme is found in the story of Pandora’s box. “There is no way, short of a disaster which reduces humanity to Stone Age conditions that will reverse the advanced technology that we have developed. “There are facets of this technology that many of us fear and

Next question St. Saviour Parish in Rossmoyne celebrates its 65th festival next month. What are your memories of the St. Saviour Festival? Should union leaders meet with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Republican leaders to discuss changes to Senate Bill 5, the law restricting rights of public unions? Why or why not? Every week Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. dislike (such as the amount of time spent by our young people ‘texting’ and using their cell phones.) But we are not going to reverse it. “It is up to us to keep pace with the side effects of this technology – we aren’t going to reverse it. It is up to us to understand it, control it to the best of our ability, and to adapt. “We can’t ‘ban’ it.” Bill B.

Madeira City Council voted Aug. 8 to allow residents to decide in November whether to approve proposed clarifications to the referendum and initiative procedures in the city charter. Are you likely to vote for the charter changes? Why or why not? No responses.

result in teens acquiring much less than the needed 91⁄4 hours of sleep, leading to chronic sleep deprivation. Consequences include cognitive impairment, decreased concentration, mood swings, anxiety, and issues with impulse control that may lead to obesity and substance abuse. In response to a growing body of evidence against early starts, schools across the country have changed to later start times, with positive results. These districts report increased academic achievement, attendance, and emotional well-being. Notably, studies reveal teens do not stay up later as a result of later starts. Instead, they function more efficiently and respond with additional sleep. Our district convened a task force on this issue in 2009 and

surveyed parents in 2010. Over 420 families responded with the results being overwhelmingly in favor of a later start for the middle and high school. More than 64 percent of families in all four schools felt that the start time for the middle and high school students should be later. A majority of staff supported this option as well. Unfortunately, district administration has chosen to not pursue a change citing mostly logistical constraints. Research detailing the pervasiveness and consequences of sleep deprivation in our adolescents is clear. Our district should incorporate this evidence into modern educational initiatives and retire old models based more on convenience and habit, not science. There is communitywide con-

sensus that our teenagers will benefit from a later start time. Districts nationwide have successfully altered their start times and improved their children's education by first making the commitment. Now is the time for our community to address this health concern. Opportunities to adopt a plan for later starts, including some revenue-neutral options, are available and achievable if demanded by the public. Please promote this change by contacting the district administration. For more information, visit the website at http://ihl8start. or follow us on Facebook at Indian Hill L8 Start. Authors Helen Koselka, Susan Wisner and Lisa Braverman are residents of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District.

Smoking law Draconian ban Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram stated in his article, “Smoke-free workplace law working” that “there remains a small handful of area establishments still thumbing their noses at the law under the guise of ‘freedom and liberty.’” The smoking ban in Ohio is one of the most Draconian bans in the country. Most bans provide exemptions for liquor establishments. Throughout the state of Ohio hundreds of neighborhood liquor establishments have gone out of business since the imposition of the smoking ban. These businesses are for the most part family businesses. The Buckeye Liquor Permit Holders Association has lobbied Ohio leaders for an exemption for

bars and private clubs who cater only to an over 21 clientele. The bars that have incurred fines are neither nose thumbers nor freedom fightJim Hurd ers. They are Community merely trying to in the Press guest survive hostile business columnist atmosphere that is Ohio. Bars have lost on average 30 to 40 percent of their revenue since the ban went into effect. If any bar owners saw an increase in sales, as was promised by the promoters of the ban, they would need their heads examined if they wanted to

allow smoking again. Ingram also stated, “to my knowledge this is the first such action in the state since the law took effect.” I would direct his attention to the Zeno’s case now in the Ohio Supreme Court. If the high court finds in favor of Zeno’s, the law will be overturned. Regulatory agencies are keenly aware of that fact and the attorney general’s office is going after bars at this point because it is likely their last chance to collect fines. What is happening to Peg’s Pub is nothing more than a shameless last minute money grab. Jim Hurd is board chairman and vice president of the Buckeye Liquor Permit Holders Association. He lives in Madeira.

Ethically speaking, we are at low point in history I honestly (really) don’t know where to start. Pick a person, profession or occupation. There so many that have had some scandal recently. Where do we learn and practice personal pride? I have recently become engrossed in a Great Courses lecture on “Books That Made History.” They start and continue on the theme that we often use our “duty” to excuse our ethical and moral failures. A sad, but historic commentary on humanity! But, let us stay in the present. If you have read this far, you probably care about the ethical morass of wrongs committed in the name of duty. Perhaps, even worse are wrongs committed in the pursuit of personal gain or satisfaction. I am not here to preach. My intention is to point out grievous ethical lapses that are seriously hurting the majority of people in our country, indeed, in the entire world. As you read through this, use your imagination to choose recent events that you find ethically repulsive. It won’t take long to compile a list. That is why I am going to stick with my favorite morally corrupt group. Politicians!

Theoretically public office is an opportunity to serve the public. This broadly means the entire public. It does not mean favoring a group that Edward Levy facilitated your to the Community election disadvantage of Press guest those who supcolumnist ported your opponent. Both the Repugnicants and the Dumbocrats seem to have lost sight of this ethical lesson as they position themselves not for the benefit of the public, but for the potential gain in power and wealth that comes from re-election. None of them have taken notice of the public disruptions that came from failed economies in Europe. The seriousness of our financial situation and its effect on our future safety and the wellbeing of our future generations is at the mercy of elected egomaniacs who have been taught in “elite” colleges by professors who have never met a payroll. Basic economic realities took a backseat to situational pipe dreams in their education. I

learned in Econ 101 that trickle down becomes trickle up. When the system is working without interference both streams become larger. While the parties fight for election, the working folks are bearing abnormally high unemployment and stagnant wages. Businesses are using the poor employment situation to make do with fewer employees, thus boosting efficiency and profits. With the uncertainty over the debt, both parties seem more interested in the 2012 election than the failing economy. This, my astute readers, is the depth of ethical behavior. Where is any concern for the general public? A wake-up call is needed in the government. My suggestion is to balance the budget by cutting all government wages with the bulk of the cuts on elected officials. We should also remove five percent to 10 percent of the Congress by putting all the names in a hat and drawing at random. Those removed in this manner would lose their lifetime pay and medical benefits. Can you imagine how fast common sense and ethics would return? Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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Moeller faces championship schedule

By Scott Springer

MONTGOMERY – The Moeller Crusaders have carried out preseason practice under the watchful eye of coach Gerry Faust. That’s not a line from the 1970s. It’s the truth. Rodenberg A gold statue of the legendary Crusader coach gazes over the field turf practice field at the Moeller athletic complex. Some wonder if it screams out Watkins hoarse c o m mands in the w e e hours of the night. “ G e r r y looks over us every practice,” fourth-year Kern coach John Rodenberg said. Thus far, Rodenberg likes the talent he sees climbing the steps and passing the statue each day. “So far we’ve felt pretty good,” Rodenberg said. “We’ve got a good nucleus of returning starters. We don’t have to replace a whole team. We feel we have some good juniors that are going to help us out.” Highlighting Moeller’s talent is senior receiver Monty Madaris. “He’s got a number of Big Ten offers, and I really feel he’ll be one of the better players,” Rodenberg said. “He’s really looked good and worked hard.”



Moeller senior tight end John Tanner looks for increased attention this season. Tanner caught three passes and had three sacks on defense for the Crusaders a year ago.

At tight end, and fielding Mid-American Conference offers right now is John Tanner. “He’ll really surprise people,” R o d e n b e r g said."He’s about 64, 250. A good looking tight end for us.” To complement the athleticism of Madaris and toughness of Tanner is the speedy junior Keith Watkins. “He’ll really give some people some fits,” Rodenberg said. “He’s a small, scatback-type kid. We’ll limit his carries, but we think he’s a home run every time he touches the ball.” Senior linebacker Dillon Kern will anchor the defense along with fellow seniors Tyler Williford and Cody Elias. “I think he (Kern) is going to have a monster season at linebacker for us,” Rodenberg said. Big things are also expected of big seniors Eric Lalley (275

Moeller senior receiver Monty Madaris is the most heavily recruited Crusader, drawing offers from many Division I colleges. Madaris scored nine times last season, three by ground and six by air. He led Moeller with 48 catches for 674 yards. pounds) and Kevin RobinsonWhite (300). As big as the Crusaders are,

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their schedule and mystique are bigger. To repeat as GCL-South champs is a tall order. “I was looking at our schedule and the composite schedule of those we play,” Rodenberg said. “X, Elder and us play such a brutal schedule. I think it’s who’s healthy at the end of the year. I think it’s going to be a war between us three. We’ll see what happens.” Out-of-conference games are no picnic either for the Crusaders. The saying, “To be the best you’ve got to beat the best” is true this season along Montgomery Road. “Unbelievable!” Rodenberg said of his non-conference opponents. “Our last three games are against the state champs of Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. We’ve got our work cut out for us, but the teams we play in the GCL have

Aug. 27 Pickerington Central, noon Sept. 2 Hamilton Sept. 10 Northmont, 7 p.m. Sept. 16 St. Xavier, Ky. Sept. 23 St. Xavier Sept. 29 La Salle, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 @ Elder Oct. 14 Indianapolis Cathedral, Ind. Oct. 22 @ St. Edward, 2 p.m. Oct. 28 @ Trinity, Ky. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. their work cut out for them too.” At presstime, Rodenberg was still undecided at quarterback. Juniors Ricky Davis and Spencer Iacovone have been dueling most of August. “One throws it a little bit better and one runs it a little bit better,” Rodenberg said. “They’re two good quarterbacks that could start with anybody in the league.” One or both could take the field in Moeller’s opener Aug. 27 against Pickerington Central. However, Rodenberg will not have them in any tandem rotation.

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Name Grade Nick Palopoli 12 Keith Watkins II 11 Derriel Britten 12 Cody Elias 12 Spencer Iacovone 11 Shane Jones 11 Nick Stofko 12 Sam Hubbard 10 Nick MacArthur 12 Ricky Davis 11 Garrett Morrissey 12 Gus Ragland 10 Nick Buehler 12 Joseph Gruden 11 Sam Geraci 11 Matt Reininger 11 R.B. Kelleher 11 Austin MacEachern12 Brian Burkhart 12 Steve Anderson 12 Andrew Kraus 11 Jelan Boyd 11 Nick Hensler 12 Tanner Cook 11 Chris Kessling 11 Tom Paquette 12


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Quick Mustangs shooting for Cowboys

By Scott Springer

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MADEIRA - Like many schools now, the Madeira Mustangs have a field turf surface at their stadium. For the most part, the days of games on rainy mud pits are gone. However, Mustangs coach Mike Shafer likes to go a little "old school" sometimes, so every now and then a preseason practice is held on the grass adjacent to the stadium. Blocking sleds appear more at home there. "We have to share the field with the soccer team, but it is good to get on the grass every once in a while," Shafer said. "That way it's not foreign to them when we play a game in that situation."


Madeira offensive linemen, from left, Kyle Williamson, Mike Hurd and Anthony Moermond are the foundation for the Mustangs’ high-powered passing attack protecting quarterback Zach Jansen. Williamson has committed to play at the University of Cincinnati. The Mustangs were 8-2 a year ago and still play some opponents on the natural stuff. After just missing the playoffs, they're ready to contend with perennial league-

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Name Grade Johnny Wood 11 Jewels Edmerson 10 Collin Buckner 11 Craig Nieman 12 Isaac Rupe 12 Grant Hopewell 10 Zack Jansen 11 Jeremy Fischer 12 Cole Johnson 10 Brice Steeb 11 Matt Ballweg 10 Jared Kimling 9 Sam Frayer 10 Timmy James 11 Nick Vonhoene 11 Joe Bodnar 12 Andrew Hicks 9 Austin Horwitz 12 Nick Theis 9 Nishawn Nijiat 10 Zay Carter 11 Mulligan McCarthy 10


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Aug. 26 Batavia Sept. 2 @ CHCA Sept. 9 North College Hill Sept. 16 Mariemont Sept. 23 @ Finneytown Sept. 30 @ Reading Oct. 8 Indian Hill Oct. 14 Deer Park Oct. 21 @ Taylor Oct. 28 @ Wyoming All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

l e a d e r Wyoming, according to those in coaching circles. "Wyoming's the team the beat until someone beats them," Shafer said. "It's been them or Indian Hill the last 10 or 12 years." Shafer hopes to advance with experience and a group of athletes who have done well in their Madeira years, with more to come. "We have a lot of returning starters, so we are expecting big things," Shafer said. "The kids have been working hard. They're not satisfied with last year. This junior-senior class is a pretty good class. Kyle (Williamson) is verbally committed to UC. We have three or four other kids that are capable of playing college football somewhere." Madeira quarterback Zach


Madeira football coach Mike Shafer shakes hands with school district superintendent Steve Kramer after being recognized for being a Cincinnati Hills League coach of the year in December. The Mustangs were 8-2 last season (6-1 CHL). Jansen led the Cincinnati Hills League in passing yards and threw for 22 scores as a sophomore last season. "He came in during our third game last year and starting the last seven and did very well, " Shafer said. "We're fortunate to have Isaac Rupe back (last year's original starter). We can put them both in the backfield with Zach at quarterback and Isaac at running back. Isaac will play some quar-

terback also. It's nice to have some versatility." When Jansen and Rupe aren't exchanging the ball, speedy senior Joe Bodnar is a reliable target. He was second in the league in receiving yards. "He's one of the top receivers coming back in the league and the city," Shafer said. "He's a big playmaker for us. He doesn't come off the field for us. He's quick and he's got some great instincts on the football field. He knows where he goes after he catches the ball." Bodnar also doubles as a defensive back as Madeira has several players pulling double-duty. "We try to (platoon) as much as possible, but with our numbers, we have about five or six guys going both ways," Shafer said. The key to Madeira's offensive success will come from their blocking expertise. Jansen, Rupe and Bodnar will all be dependent on their larger classmates ahead of them. "The biggest thing we have returning is our offensive line," Shafer said. "We have four of our five starters back with Kyle Williamson, Mike Hurd, Will Steur and Andrew Malone. Three of them are three-year starters." With that experience, it's obvious to look for more of a rushing attack, but Shafer can't ignore the productivity of Jansen and Bodnar from a year ago. "We want to be balanced, but we want to take what the defense gives us," Shafer said. "It's nice to be able to do both." The balancing act begins at home against Batavia Aug. 26.


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Beefed-up Braves ready for the CHL By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL - Thanks to some muscle up front, the Indian Hill Braves could be the most improved team in the Cincinnati Hills League according to some insiders. That muscle specifically comes in the form of senior lineman Steve Bell. At 6-7 and 290 pounds, Bell Theisen has committed to block for Ball State next season. Indian Hill coach Mike Theisen believes Bell might be the first guy from the school to make a Division I commitment so early. This season, Theisen is ready for Bell and ready for the bell to start a new season. “Last year was a very disappointing year for us,” Theisen said. “We sustained a lot of injuries. We certainly hope to improve and have some real goals.” Senior tackle Rob Decker and senior fullback Jack Schaub will assist Bell as the Braves seek to pound the ball a little more this season. “We feel the talent’s there,” Theisen said. “The numbers are down in players this year, but the quality we have is far superior than what we’ve had in the last year or so.” Toting the rock more often than not will be senior Austin Trout. Trout was cast into the new role when Theisen deemed him the best athlete in the program. “We don’t have a natural tailback, so we’ve taken one of our wide receivers and converted him to a tailback,” Theisen said. “We’ll be very wide open with him. We’ll run a lot of options and put him in a screen package. He’s not going


The starting backfield for Indian Hill is, from left, tailback Austin Trout (3), fullback Jack Schaub (18) and quarterback Tyler Marrs (12).

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Aug. 26 @ New Richmond Sept. 2 Middletown Madison Sept. 9 Taft Sept. 16 @ Wyoming Sept. 23 Mariemont Sept. 30 @ Taylor Oct. 8 @ Madeira Oct. 14 Finneytown Oct. 21 @ Deer Park Oct. 28 Reading All games at 7:30 p.m.


Tyler Marrs will take the snaps at quarterback this year for the Indian Hill Braves coached by Mike Theisen. Marrs had the sixth-best passer rating in the Cincinnati Hills League playing in nine games. to be a conventional downhill running tailback.” The offense is also a little unconventional, thanks to quarterback injuries last season. “We run out of the pistol, so we

have the fullback next to the tailb a c k , ” Theisen said. “His ( Tr o u t ’s ) production will be good.” The Indian Hill quarterback is senior Tyler Marrs who shared time with Sam Voss last season. “He has seven starts under his belt and we’re real excited about him,” Theisen said. “He’s an

excellent thrower and decent runner.” When Marrs lands passes to senior receiver Teddy Kremchek or pitches to Trout with Schaub blocking, Theisen believes the Braves can play with anyone in the league. “It’s a tough conference this year,” Theisen said. “Madeira’s going to be extremely strong and Wyoming’s always strong. We think we’re going to surprise some people.” In his 18th year coaching at Indian Hill (third as head coach) Theisen will have to grind it out this season, like many in the league do. “We have a lot of multi-sports players in the CHL,” Thiesen said. “For the first time in eight years, we’re a one-platoon team. We’re not able to do two-platoon this year. We don’t have the numbers or the kind of kids. We’re going to have four kids playing both ways.” Theisen again will rely on Trout on defense, as well as junior Jon

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Name Jon Griggs Matt Thompson Austin Trout Shay Bahner AJ Roehr Tanner Landstra Teddy Kremchek Alex Thompson Tyler Marrs Jason Littman Kyle Meranus Jack Schaub George Schneider Wil McClure Jordan Conn Charles Stephens Brian Boone Theo Holmes C.J. Chin Mark Toler Michael Anderson Kyle Necamp Jorge Adolphus Daron Artis Jeffrey Tang Evan Pugh Dawson Stokley Joe Becker Dominic Travis J.T. Meert Rob Becker Ryan Hill Jake Rhoad Kent Obermeyer Sammy Szames Sam Smith Sam Kassem Steve Bell Tommy McClure Jake Korengel Patrick Ryall Robert Stephens Mitchell Craft

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Griggs. Both are defensive backs. Neither should mind the gridiron multi-tasking required this year. What’s old is new again. “I can take you back to eight years ago when we went to twoplatoon, and you should have heard all the complaining,” Theisen said. The Braves open the season on the road at New Richmond Aug. 26. For more sports coverage, visit, or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

Wildcats aim for the win column By Scott Springer

DEER PARK - If attitude and outlook are anything, Larry Kozlowski has already won. For a coach taking over a winless program at Deer Park, Kozlowski exudes the optimism one might have coming off Kozlowski a state championship. The Wildcats were 0-10 last year (0-7 CHL) but do return a number of key players who have participated over the last few years. "We expect to be up there at the top," Kozlowski said. "That's what we're aiming for, and we'll see what happens." The Wildcats return workhorse runner Brandon Reeves and a



Leading the Deer Park offensive line are seniors Will Hungarland, left, and Brad Kanter.

Deer Park seniors Tyler Osborne, left, and Brandon Reeves will lead the Wildcats in the backfield in 2011.

quarterback with some experience who took over the job during the summer. "Brandon, he's talented," Kozlowski said glowingly. "1,300 yards last year, and I expect more and he expects more. Tyler Osborne is our quarterback leading this group, and I'm expecting big things." The precise numbers on Reeves from 2010 were 1,138 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns. He

averaged 7.6 yards per lug and 113.8 yards per game. "Last year was kind of his breakout year," Kozlowski said of Reeves. "He's ready to explode. He's had an awesome summer of workouts and he's ready to go." With Reeves as the focal point, the Wildcats will get heavy use of their heavyweights up front. Offensive linemen Will Hungarland, Brad Kanter, DeWayne York and Jarid Carl are all seniors. "Those are kids that have started on offensive line for at least

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Name Grade Alonzo Brown 12 Tyler Osborne 12 Tyvon Yelling 10 Shawn McCoy 12 Trevor Andrews 10 Tad Morris 11 Domonique Parks 12 Chris Roetting 12 Blake Romans 11 Chavez Alexander 11 Kameron Alexander 9 Josh Seal 10 De’Arius Pickett 10 Zach Barnes 10 Nate Morgan 12 Brandon Reeves 12 Jay King 12


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Michael Pope Isaiah Headen Angelo Vuozzo Max Mueller Chad Comarata Josh Meza Zach Blackburn Manny Leek Blake Nichoson John Crandall Stephon Wooders Brad Kanter Jarid Carl James Lohman Lex McLaughlin Brian Doty Tyler Ross Jacob Jetter

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two years," Kozlowski said. "We've taken our bumps and bruises and now it's time to give them. That group (offensive line) is definitely ready. They average about 250-255 pounds." Needless to say, Deer Park will look to establish the run. Then, they'll run it some more. "We spent all this summer going to these passing scrimmages saying, 'Yeah, we'd hand it off right there,'" Kozlowski said. Defensively, the former coordinator will try to adapt to his team's talents. While his best defense might be his ball-control offense, Kozlowski's still trying to find ways to stop the CHL elite. "We've got some smaller guys, but we've got a ton of speed," Kozlowski said. "We're going to a stack 3-3-5 type of style. Blitzing from every angle we can and coming from everywhere. We're going to come out and fly around and hoot and holler." Kozlowski's hooting and hollering is at a minimum now that he's a head coach. He emphasizes hard work to his team, but also reminds them that it's supposed to be fun. He walks around and jokes with players and even allows them to practice at night during the preseason. "We've found that once seven o'clock hits, the humidity's down, and it's perfect for practice," Kozlowski said. "Our camps are all at nighttime. It seems to be healthier. We get the most out of them at this time." His next project is to get the most out of his Wildcats at game time. The league is competitive, and he'd like nothing more than to have Deer Park in the thick of things. "This year I think Wyoming and Madeira are the front-run-


Deer Park senior Brandon Reeves ran for 1,138 yards and 12 touchdowns last season for the Wildcats. Reeves averaged 7.6 yards per carry.

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Aug. 26 @ Middletown Madison Sept. 2 Lockland Sept. 9 @ Summit Country Day, 7 p.m. Sept. 16 Reading Sept. 23 @ Taylor Sept. 30 @ Wyoming Oct. 7 Mariemont Oct. 14 TBA @ Madeira Oct 21 Indian Hill Oct. 28 Finneytown All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. ners," Kozlowski said. "Mike Shafer (Madeira coach), who's a Deer Park grad, has got that program moving in the right direction. Wyoming is just a strong program. I think from there, it's wide open." Deer Park starts their quest Aug. 26 at Middletown Madison. The first league game is Sept. 16 against Reading. For more sports coverage, visit, or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

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Seniors set stage for CCD Indians’ season By Nick Dudukovich


Cincinnati Country Day teammates Jack Victor, left, and Russell Patterson compete in a drill during football practice, Aug. 4.

INDIAN HILL – The Cincinnati Country Day School and head coach Tim Dunn return 12 seniors to the gridiron for the start of the football season. The Indians will look to improve off last season’s 4-6 record. Despite boasting a dozen seniors, head coach Tim Dunn is staying cautiously optimistic about his team’s chances this fall because if any of his upperclassmen sustain injuries, the Indians don’t have the depth to overcome their losses. “We like our first group,” Dunn said. “We’re worried if anyone gets hurt, we don’t have much behind them.” At quarterback, three-year letterman Jake Dietz will take the snaps. Dunn believes his signal caller has high expectations for himself this fall.

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Cincinnati Country Day lineman DeVere Highsmith gets ready to run a drill at practice Aug. 4.

Aug. 26 Clermont Northeastern, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 Pendleton Co. Ky. Sept. 9 @ Cincinnati College Prep Academy Sept. 16 Clark Montessori Sept. 23 @ CHCA Sept. 30 @ North College Hill, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 New Miami Oct. 14 Summit Country Day Oct. 21 @ Lockland, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 Cincinnati Christian All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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“He throws the ball well, and he runs well and he’s athletic,” Dunn said. “He’s hoping to exploit all of t h o s e things.” Dunn Dietz’s primary target will be receiver Reed Davis, while running backs Arjun Minhas, Jordan Patterson and Zac Higginbotham should see plenty of touches out of the backfield. Dunn, who has a 176-67 career record as a head coach, will also return an experienced offensive line, led by Anthony McDaniel, Vincent Hardin and 6foot-5, 210-pound De’Vere Highsmith. Highsmith, who is one of the seniors, was new to football as a freshman, but is poised to be force for the Indians in the trenches in his final prep season. “He’s come a long way,” Dunn said. “He’s a real earth-mover.” On defense, CCD will rely heavily on the linebacker corps of Higginbotham and Evan Finch. Many of the squad’s offensive players will play on both sides of the ball this season, according to Dunn. Dunn and company open the season against Clermont Northeastern, Aug. 26, before hosting Kentucky Pendleton County, Sept. 2. The squad will be tested in the final two weeks of September, when it heads to CHCA, Sept. 23, and North College Hill, Sept 30. Both teams are considered to be favorites to win the conference by area coaches.

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Name Grade Caleb Tregre 9 J.R. Menifee 10 Reed Davis 12 Max Guttman 9 Larry Brown 9 Emmett Gladden 12 Jake Dietz 12 Jordan Patterson 12 Cameron Alldred 9 Evan Finch 12 Carson Aquino 10 Matt Valido 10 Zach Higginbotham 11 Arjun Minhas 12 Dima Warner 9 Ben Valido 12 Adam Baker 9 Russell Patterson 12 Brooks Warner 10 Will Koustmer 9 Ben Stegman 9 Ryan Davis 9 Mitchell Mack 9 Vincent Hardin 12 ManteroMoreno-Cheek9 Anthony McDaniel 12 Hawkins Warner 11 Jack Victor 11 De’Vere Highsmith 12 Austin Richey 9 Wes MInk 10



The Indians will aim to qualify for their first postseason since 2004. Last year, while competing at the Division VI level, CCD was close to qualifying, despite finishing two games under .500. The top eight teams from each region qualify. CCD finished 12th. The eighth team was Minster, who finished 5-5. With an experienced crew returning, Dunn would like to see his squad return to the postseason. “We just missed last year, and we haven’t been in a while,” he said. “If we stay healthy and play well, we’ll have a good chance of getting into the playoffs.” For more coverage, visit

CHCA searches for success at new level Nick Dudukovich

SYMMES TWP. - Division V was good to the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy football team. In the 13 years the school's program has been in existence, CHCA qualified for the state playoffs six times, and was runner-up during the 2005 campaign. But this season, the Eagles will face a tougher challenge, as CHCA will now compete at the Division

IV level, making it the smallest Division IV program in the state. H e a d coach Eric Ta y l o r said the Taylor biggest challenge facing the Eagles at the new division of play will be margin for error. At 7-4, CHCA qualified for the playoffs last year. That number might not cut it in 2011. "You see teams that were 7-3 and 8-2 that don't qualify for the

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Name Zach James Tyler Renners Gabe Vizcaino Dontay Fletcher John Fuller Charlie Hall Nick Taylor Conner Osborne Nick Weaver Austin Jones Kyle Davis Michael Lantz Adam Chappelle Jonathan Allen Sam Ellison Alex Bertrams Trevor Kirbabas Cameron Murray Sam Handelsman Sam Becker Luke Hardwick Ayrton Kazee Tucker Morrow Matt Overstreet Ryan Luessen Adam McCollum Graham Lally Nick Marsh James Gravely Joel Paroz Jonah James Michael O’Brian Bobby Mumma

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playoffs," Taylor said. "That the biggest challenge. We've got to take care of business in the regular season and compete with a challenging schedule." Taylor believes it will take eight victories to make the playoffs. In doing so, the Eagles will feature a mix of inexperienced and experienced players on its 2011 roster. Two of those players who haven't seen much time at the varsity level include quarterbacks Kyle Davis and Conner Osborne The tandem are currently competing for the school's starting job. Taylor said both players are similar and both can distribute the football. Davis and Osborne are both sophomores, and will replace the recently graduated Nick Lawley, who accepted a football scholarship to Brown University. Despite losing Lawley, Taylor has confidence in the two up-andcomers. "They both know our offensive systems very well and...they are both doing a very nice job." Either quarterback should find success in finding 6-foot-4 wideout Austin Jones. Jones, who has been offered a scholarship by the University of Toledo, led the city in touchdowns (16) and receiving yards (1,187) as a junior. The senior should prove to be a valuable weapon for CHCA quarterbacks again this fall. "He's quite a weapon. He's athletic and has a great frame on him," Taylor said. "We trying to figure out how many ways to get the ball in his hands. I think he'll have a nice season." On the line, experienced returners should be able to aid the Eagles' sophomore quarterbacks. Linemen returning include Josh Thiel, Jake Thiel, Tyler Kirbabas and Pierson Dunn. And center James Riley took


From left, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior receiver Austin Jones, left senior linebacker Zach James and senior left tackle Josh Thiel should be impact players in 2011.

Game days

Aug. 26 @ Shroder, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 Madeira, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 Lexington Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 @ Cincinnati Christian Sept. 23 Cincinnati Country Day Sept. 30 @ Summit Country Day Oct. 7 Lockland, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 @ Clark Montessori Oct. 21 New Miami Oct. 28 @ North College Hill All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. about half the snaps at varsity last year, according to Taylor. "(The line) is a great example of where experienced guys can

take the pressure off inexperienced guys," Taylor said. "That's their role, and I'm confident they'll do it well." On defense, Taylor said the linemen and linebackers will serve as the unit's core. Many of the names on the offensive line will play on the defensive line, while running back Sam Becker will do double time at linebacker Brandon Moore, a 300-pound lineman, and senior Zach James, will also return to the line. CHCA opens the season at Shroder, Aug. 26. For more coverage,visit


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Despite No. 1 rank, St. X football looks to get better By Tony Meale

SPRINGFIELD TWP. – Mixed feelings. That’s probably the best way to describe Steve Specht’s outlook on preseason rankings. Nice compliment, great source of pride – but what, truly, do they mean? “You don’t win football games based on preseason rankings,” the St. Xavier High School football coach said. “Like I told our guys, we’re not very good right now. I think we can be good, but right now, we’re not very good.” Well, that “not very good” football team happens to be the preseason No. 1-ranked team in the city. “Throw ’em away,” Specht said in a don’t-do-this-to-me-now voice. “Preseason rankings are simply the result of what you’ve done in the past. We appreciate the No. 1 ranking, but we need to

get better.” The Bombers had little trouble doing that last year. After a 5-4 regular season, St. X secured playoff wins over La Salle Specht and Colerain, which went a combined 20-3, before falling to eventual state runner-up Huber Heights Wayne in the regional finals. St. X returns 14 starters – eight on offense, six on defense – from that 7-5 team, including all-state senior running back Conor Hundley, who in the last two years has rushed for more than 2,500 yards. He scored 19 touchdowns as a junior. “I think Conor’s as good – if not better – than any running back in the state,” Specht said, “and I wish colleges would look at it the same way because he’s a special,

Game days

Aug. 27 @ Springfield, 8:15 p.m. Sept. 4 @ Pickerington Central, noon Sept. 9 @ Colerain Sept. 16 Trinity, Ky. Sept. 23 @ Moeller Sept. 30 Elder Oct. 7 La Salle Oct. 15 St. Edward, 2 p.m. Oct. 22 @ St. Ignatius, 2 p.m. Oct. 28 @ St. Xavier, Ky. All games are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. special player. I think he’s a major-college running back. He’s as good as anyone I’ve coached.” Hundley will be joined by fellow captains Griffin Dolle, a quarterback, and Brandyn Cook, a center who has verbally committed to


St Xavier football players, from left, Griffin Dolle, Brandyn Cook and Conor Hundley will lead the Bombers’ offense this year. Pittsburgh. Other returners include senior lineman Alex Breen and junior wideouts Kevin Milligan and Trey Kilgore. Defensively, St. X will be led by Miami University-recruit Nathan Gerbus, who is moving

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back to linebacker after playing two years at defensive end. “There are a lot of great defensive players in the city,” Specht said, “but I’ll put Nathan up against any of them.” Other senior playmakers include free safety Andrew Arand, cornerback Sean Ahern and defensive end Bryson Albright, who has also verbally committed to Miami. The Bombers, with their typically tough schedule, travel to Colerain for a Week-3 clash Sept. 9. Although the Cardinals, ranked No. 2 in the city, haven’t lost at home since 1999, Specht relishes the opportunity to play a nonleague local – especially outside of a showcase event. “Now that’s high school football in Cincinnati,” Specht said. “I’m going to argue year in and year out that we need to get more local games. I wish to God we could get back to that, but I don’t know that we ever will.” The Bombers have taken two straight against Colerain, and even If they don’t make it three, the game figures to be close; ten of Specht’s 17 career losses have come by five points or fewer. “Week 1 through Week 10, we’re going to be challenged,” Specht said. “I don’t think we’re very good, but I like where we are. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”



• Madeira beat Finneytown Aug. 18. David Johnson was medalist with a 40 at Sharon Woods. • Mount Notre Dame was 16th on Aug. 16 at the Fairfield Classic at Fairfield South Trace. • MND finished in the middle of a tri-meet with Lakota West and Middletown Aug. 18 at The Meadows.

Cross Country

The Moeller “Primetime Invitational” at the Golf Center at Kings Island is under the lights Aug. 26.

Girls tennis

• Deer Park defeated Roger Bacon 3-2 as seniors Joanie Engel, Cristen Flamm and Courtney Taylor recorded singles wins. • Mount Notre Dame beat McAuley 4-1. Junior Sandy Niehaus, senior Brooke Dennis and junior Sydney Landers all recorded singles wins.

This week’s MVP

The Madeira girls soccer team for completing a rugged sprint workout while the Suburban Life reporter was there. Think “Miracle on Ice” postgame workout. “Again!” It’s how champions are made.

Highlight reel

The Press Preps Roundtable football edition is out: s/presspreps/?p=11625

Tweets from the beat

@MadeiraFB Mustangs Football Preseason All-TSF Teams Announced. Congrats to Joe Bodnar (3rd Team) and Kyle Williamson (2nd Team). @MadeiraFB Mustangs Football Check out’s Snapshot of the 2011 Mustangs at @LetsGoBigMoe Moeller Athletics Chat with Moeller football coach John Rodenberg reps/2011/08/16/chat-withmoeller-football-coach-johnrodenberg-2/ @MNDCougars Mount Notre Dame Come to “MND Night at Great American Ball Park!!” Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Don’t miss this...

On deck

Soccer previews are coming Aug. 31.

Social media lineup

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August 24, 2011

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Details 2 Decor Presents: Make an Impact, 6-9 p.m., Stir Cincy, 7813 Ted Gregory Lane, Includes admission, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages; cash bar; live entertainment; and a Fashionista Auction. Learn about the power of giving and community service. First 50 registrants receive special swag bag. Benefits Impact 100. $15, $10 advance. Presented by Details 2 Decor. 855-323-4968; Montgomery.


Madeira Farmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m., Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisan products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira. The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, More than 15 vendors offer plethora of foods and other goods including certified organic produce, cider, variety of vegetables, homemade pasta, flowers, gluten-free items, cheeses, meats and more. Rain or shine. 745-5685. Blue Ash.


Kevin Shea, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. All ages. $16 for 24hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 7911663; Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 5-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, 126 W. Loveland Ave., New class progression designed to take students all the way up to professional level of training. Intro level students work on basics of flying trapeze and advanced students start working on catches. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 7


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

Plein Air Painting with Diane Debevec, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Learn about pleasures and challenges of working outdoors, and go home with one or two new pieces of art. Geared toward oil or acrylic on canvas or board; supplies not provided. Includes lunch. $90 both classes; $50 one class. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.




Kevin Shea, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Reservations required. $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 9849288; Montgomery.


Turner Farm, 2:30-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Working organic farm and educational center. May sell produce (varies each week) and eggs. Flower CSA, April through frost. $50 for 10 bouquets of 25 stems. 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Motherless Daughters Support Group, 78:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 6


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Katie Pritchard, vocals and acoustic guitar. 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. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

The Rockin’ Lobster Party, 6 p.m., The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, 5050 Madison Road, Includes whole Maine lobster and filet mignon buffet, open bar and called and silent auctions. Music by Kelly Red and the Hammerheads. Bob Herzog of Local 12 WKRC-TV, emcee. Lindsay Reynolds, event chair. Benefits The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. Ages 21 and up. $175. Registration required. 527-7261; Madisonville.


Laughter Yoga, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give health benefits of hearty laughter. With Patrick Welage. Family friendly. $10. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery. Pre- and Post-Natal Water Fitness, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $45 per month, free for members. 9856742. Montgomery.


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


Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, 6:45 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Auditorium. Cartoon “The Novelty Shop” (1936), “That’s My Wife (1929), “Feed ‘Em and Weep” (1938), “Twice Two” (1933) “Fate’s Fathead” (1934) and “Blotto” (1930). Bring snacks and beverages to share. $5, free ages 12 and under. Registration required. Presented by The Sons of the Desert. 559-0112; Kenwood.

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Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, 791-2753. Symmes Township.


Rescue Tails Charity Ball, 7-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Music by the Jabs. Includes beer, wine, dinner, dessert, silent auction and raffles. Benefits Canine Justice Network. Ages 21 and up. $35. Reservations required by Aug. 15. Presented by Canine Justice Network. 4603888; Loveland.


Kevin Shea, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


The Green Diamond Gallery is offering baseball fans an opportunity to visit its collection of baseball memorabilia with public tours. On Aug. 27, Green Diamond Gallery, 9366 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, will open its doors to the public for tours. Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and will last about an hour. Tours cost $20 per person and can accommodate up to 15 people per tour. Tours sold out in just a few days last time, so please make reservations as soon as possible. For more information about tours or membership call 984-4192 or e-mail Green Diamond Gallery is an exclusive baseball club, offering photos, artifacts, and game-used equipment from the greatest players in the history of baseball. All proceeds from the Green Diamond Gallery benefit the Character and Courage Foundation. Pictured is Paul Huber, 13, of Edgewood, Ky., checking out some old baseball photographs at a fundraiser at the Green Diamond Gallery, earlier this year.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland.


Garden Volunteers Needed, 6:30-11:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Working in vegetable/flower gardens, on nature trail and in orchard.Reservations required. 3242873; Loveland. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 8


Meditation Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn to connect your mind and body. Learn meditation techniques from a certified meditation and yoga instructor. Ages 18 and up. $90; $75 member couples, $50 members. Reservations required. 9856742; Montgomery.

Kevin Shea, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 9


Funny Girl, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Please come prepared to sing a show tune and to dance. Bring dance shoes. Volunteers for behindthe-scenes positions also welcome. Free. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through Aug. 30. 683-3925; Loveland.


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $120 for 10 classes, free for members. 985-6742. Montgomery.


Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 745-9100; email; Kenwood. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market.; Loveland.



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

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


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Symmes Township. Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Madisonville.

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Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash.

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease, 5-7 p.m., Arden Courts of Kenwood, 4580 E. Galbraith Road, Learn how-tos of dementia care-giving. Free. Presented by Caregiver Assistance Network. 745-9600; Kenwood.




Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.


Overeaters Anonymous, Noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 101. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood.

Farmers Market, 1-5:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Fresh produce from Wilfert Farms. Sycamore Senior Center members receive discount on purchases. 686-1010; Blue Ash. Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Open Sand Volleyball, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free for members. 985-6722. Montgomery.

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Funny Girl, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, Free. 683-3925; Loveland.


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash.



Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton performs at PNC Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The Indian Hill resident is on a world tour year celebrating his multi-platinum-selling live album “Frampton Comes Alive!” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a free pre-show wine tasting provided by Ohio Valley Wine. Concert tickets are $27.50, $47.50 and $59.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Women Writing for a Change Mastery Class, 6-8:30 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Bi-weekly through Dec. 6. Co-ed class for those wishing to bring a body of writing closer to publication stage. Focus is on craft feedback, using large- and small-group practices and individual session with instructor. Ages 18 and up. $299. Registration required. Presented by Women Writing for a Change Foundation. 272-1171; Silverton.


Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Union Terminal’s history and its origins as a major transfer point for soldiers during World War II with “1940s Day” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Relive the 1940s with activities in the Cincinnati History Museum’s “Cincinnati Goes to War” exhibit, 1940s era music, a recreated USO lounge, classic films and newsreels and a vintage car show. You can also leave your own story, or oral history, about the 1940s for the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Visit or call 513-287-7000 for activity times.


Suburban Life


August 24, 2011

Gluten-free food doesn’t have to be taste-free Each morning I say a prayer asking for guidance in setting priorities for what is usually a crazy busy day. Well, today that prayer led me to an interesting woman who is contributing to the health of folks who have gluten and other allergies. Her name is Chris Coleman and here’s how we met. I was trying to decide where to go first, Kroger or GFS. GFS won out and as I was walking in, Chris was walking out and introduced herself. She’s an Anderson Township reader who said, “I saw your pancake recipe in the paper and thought how nice it would be to share a gluten-free version.” Turns out she’s got a thriving business selling her tasty gluten-free, dairy-free goods at area retailers and it all started because her son is gluten intolerant. Her story is inspiring and shows that there’s a reason for challenges in our lives. She told me, “My son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2001 at age 11.

At that time as a mother of a child with food restrictions I chose to go glutenRita free with Heikenfeld him so we Rita’s kitchen could figure out how to live this new life style and enjoy it. “Ten years ago there was very little information about gluten-free, the selection of gluten-free choices were so slim and the products you could buy were not very good at all. “I started baking every day. In the beginning we threw more food away I made rather than eating it. Even today it sometimes takes me a few tries to get it right and taste great. “My son is now 21 and my mission is to help get more great tasting choices of gluten-free foods available for those who need them. I do make quite a few of my products dairy-free as well.”


Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy free-version of Rita’s buttermilk pancakes She sells her items under the Sonny Marie name, and her website is: Her philosophy is “Brighten your day.” She certainly brightened mine.

Buttermilk pancakes Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy-free version of Rita’s recipe

1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 ⁄2 cup rice flour (brown or white) 1 ⁄4 cup potato starch 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda 1 ⁄8 tsp xanthan gum 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Butter for griddle





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Mix egg, buttermilk and vanilla together. Mix dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture. Let sit a few minutes before cooking on buttered griddle or pan. Makes about six pancakes, 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Dairy-free: Replace buttermilk with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed into 1 cup rice milk and replace butter with Earth Balance buttery spread or oil. Not as fluffy but still tastes great.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Xanthan gum is a food additive made from corn syrup, used as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier.

Pecan crusted catfish

Catfish is readily available and is a good source of protein. For the Colerain Township reader who enjoyed a pan-fried version with pecans at a restaurant and wanted a simple recipe to make at home. 1

⁄3 cup cornmeal ⁄4 cup pecans


Seasoned salt (or regular) and pepper 4 catfish filets, 4-6 oz each Canola oil or butter Lemon wedges Process the cornmeal and pecans in a food processor with a teaspoon seasoned or regular salt and several dashes pepper until nuts are finely ground. You can also do this by hand by putting the nuts in a plastic food bag and hitting them with a mallet and then mixing them with the cornmeal, etc. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, patting it to coat well. Film a pan with oil over medium high heat. Cook filets until golden brown and firm, four to five minutes each side. Adjust seasonings and serve with squeeze of lemon.

Medium white sauce

For Jenny, a Covington reader, who wanted a foolproof white sauce for veggies like her mom made. “It looked easy when she made it,” she said. It is!


Anderson Township resident Chris Coleman is the owner of Sonny Marie’s, which specializes in glutenfree and dairy-free foods. 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup milk Melt butter over medium heat and whisk in flour. When it bubbles whisk in milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until it thickens, a couple minutes longer. Season to taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Wednesday, August 24 Colerain High School Walnut Hills vs. Wyoming, 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 25 Colerain High School North College Hill vs. Reading, 5:30 p.m. Mt. Healthy vs. Roger Bacon, 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 26 Nippert Stadium Anderson vs. Princeton, 6:00 p.m. La Salle vs. Oak Hills, 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 Centerville High School Centerville vs. Elder, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27 Nippert Stadium Moeller vs. Pickerington Central, noon. Lakota West vs. Winton Woods, 2:45 p.m. McNicholas vs. NewCath, 5:30 p.m. St. Xavier vs. Springfield, 8:15 p.m.


Saturday, August 27 Welcome Stadium Hamilton vs. Northmont, 5:00 p.m. Middletown vs. Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28 Colerain High School ESPNU Taft vs. Friendship Collegiate Academy, 11:00 a.m. ESPN Cocoa vs. Colerain, 3:00 p.m.


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August 24, 2011

Suburban Life


Lawyer to help women survive divorce


Supporting the military

Madeira resident Jim Horn presented Neon Lites owner Wendi Abbott with a certificate of recognition recently for her support of military serving in Afghanistan. Horn, an adjuctant officer of the Marine Corps League Montezuma-Cincinnati Detachment No. 270, was representing the league to show its appreciation for her business' continued support of military personnel. Neon Lites served as a collection point. The collection was arranged as a service project for fourth-graders at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Students ended up shipping 120 shoe boxes stuffed with donated items.

Women facing the process of a divorce can feel overwhelmed by questions and concerns: “Can I move out? Can I take money out of the bank account? Can I take the kids with me? How much will this cost? How long will this take?” To answer these questions and more, divorce attorney Nancy Frazier, a partner with The Drew Law Firm of downtown Cincinnati, is part of a multi-disciplinary panel of women offering a free workshop for women preparing for a divorce. “Survival Saturday” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Towers of Kenwood (west portico entrance), 8044 Montgomery Road. A woman’s emotional response to a divorce shouldn’t stop her from being prepared and organized for legal pro-

ceedings, according to divorce attorney Nancy Frazier. “Getting a good game plan in the works helps women alleviate both the stress and negative emotions, and it shifts the focus to what can and needs to happen rather than what has happened,” said Frazier, a 17-year veteran family law attorney who is both sensitive and practical when it comes to helping her clients. Recognizing that women’s emotions range from confusion to elation when confronting the divorce process, she notes that the workshop is “warm and friendly, like a conversation with your girlfriends in some ways.” “Women tend to be vulnerable to emotional triggers in the divorce that men typically are not,” she explains. “As a result, women can be at a disadvantage. Divorce is like a business

transaction to some degree. As a woman, I want to help other women through this process so their emotions will not negatively affect the outcome.” There will be trained financial and mental health professionals familiar with all aspects of the divorce process offering their advice and assistance. “I want to empower women who think they cannot survive without their spouse or that they are unable to fend for themselves,” Frazier said. “This workshop teaches women to surround themselves with a team of professionals who will help them make wise decisions throughout the divorce and beyond.” To reserve a place, send an e-mail to Frazier at or call her at 621-8210. There is no charge, but space is limited.

The library wants you to ‘Frame Cincinnati’ The Main Library’s TechCenter presents the second annual Frame Cincinnati, an online only photography contest. From Saturday, Aug. 27Saturday, Sept. 3, photographers (age 18 and older) of all skill levels are invited to capture any subject inside the Interstate 275 loop that fits their individual interpretations of this year’s theme, motion. Photos must be submitted via the library’s website by 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. A panel of judges from the Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati will select one winning photograph and three runners up for display inside the Main


Library and on the Library’s website. The Library will feature all submissions on its Flickr page. For rules and entry information, visit photocontest.html.

Photography Club partners with the Library to inform & inspire local photographers

The Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati’s Jerry Fritsch will cover the basics of digital photography during a free workshop at the Main Library (Room 3A), 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. He will show the novice and intermediate photographer simple tricks to turn

their photos into works of art worthy of hanging on a wall. Beginning Monday, Aug. 29, the Library will also inspire photography enthusiasts with images taken by the Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati’s members. This exhibit of scenes captured at home and around the world will be on display in the Main Library’s Atrium through Oct. 23. Founded in 1951, the Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati promotes the interests and activities of photographers for pleasure, education, and recreation. For information, visit


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RELIGION David Kisor will bring his children’s music program to Ascension at 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Give Back Concert with David Kisor will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Young children learn positive, powerful and exciting music as they sing and dance with David. Suggested donation is a new toy for Ronald McDonald House or $5 per person, $20 per family. Please call the church at 793-3288 for more information. Ascension will celebrate its last 10 a.m. summer worship on Sunday, Sept. 11, with Coming Home Sunday. The fall schedule with services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. begins Sunday, Sept. 18 with education opportunities at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.

Community and world donations continue throughout the summer. Backpacks and dry erase markers are collected for people served by the Northeast Emergency Distribution Service (NEEDS) as well as various food items. Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief will be collected until Sunday, Sept. 18. Other collections include empty pill bottles and aluminum cans and items for the NICU University Hospital (receiving blankets, onesies sleepers and 4-ounce baby bottles). The community is invited to participate. Call Ascension at 7933288 for more information. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Brecon United Methodist Church

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The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song 10 am

Closet is located next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of God of Prophecy

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Labor Day Walk to benefit the African Well Fund is Sept. 3. Contact the church office for details. The church is searching for crafters and vendors to join the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Register at The UMW Reading Group will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 29, to discuss the book “Lottery” by Patricia Wood. You are welcome to join the discussion. Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible

BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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

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

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 CE-1001628391-01

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


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


Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon



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

8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 - in our Sanctuary

9:30 & 11:00 - in our Contemporary Worship Center Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11 services. Plenty of Parking behind church

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CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd.

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff


Nursery Care Provided

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


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


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


8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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

Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am



Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

Good Shepherd

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church

There will be a church-wide rally day on Sunday, Aug. 28. The Episcopal Holy Eucharist is 8 a.m. Sundays. Episcopal Morning Prayer is 10 a.m. Sundays. Gospel Gormet (Sunday School) is 10 a.m. Sundays. Childcare is provided at 10 a.m., Sundays. Presbyterian Holy Communion is 10 a.m. Sundays. Jail ministry worship is 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Senior High Youth is 8 p.m. Sundays. Women’s AA is 7:15 p.m., Mondays and 7 p.m., Fridays. Adult Education is 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Men’s AA is 8:30 p.m., Saturdays. The church is pastored by Rev. David Hawley and Rev. Anne Wrider. The church is at 6000 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-6805;

Kenwood Fellowship Church

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

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Lighthouse Baptist Church has Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and has conservative music. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. A well-staffed nursery is provided for each service. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, at 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 7093344. The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;; .

Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

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ice attendance since opening their own facility. That increase prompted the additional service time, adding another parking lot, and having volunteers and police to help with parking each week. The church offers services at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. The church is at 3950 Newtown Road, Anderson Township;; 272-5800.

New Church of Montgomery

3 Traditional Worship Services

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

Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor


2 Contemporary Worship Services

Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings

6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230


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Contemporary Worship Center on Forest Road


7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center)

Horizon Community Church

The church, which previously conducted services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150-percent jump in Sunday serv-

Sanctuary - faces Beechmont Ave.

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

3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy

Hartzell United Methodist Church

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



2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, card-making and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies. The church is located at 7701 Kenwood Road; 891-1700.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


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

The church is at 7421 E. Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.


Ascension Lutheran Church

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

Child Care provided

The community is invited to a new series “Finding a Deeper Spiritual Life” offered the second Monday of the month, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each month a different priest will give a talk on some aspect of Spirituality, followed by discussion on topics such as taking a spiritual audit, the rosary, spiritual books and action you can take to increase your relationship with Our Lord. For questions, call Claire or Sue, Our Lady of Light Office, 5316279. The event is free. The center is at 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood; 351-3800;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The annual Parish Picnic is 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at Montgomery Park. Bring beverages and a side dish to share. There will be fun activities for all ages. The next Habitat for Humanity work day is Sept. 10. Contact the church for sign up information. The church is collecting non-perishable grocery items for the Findlay Street food pantry and seeking volunteers to deliver bread daily from Kroger and Panera. Findlay Street summer camp started June 6 and continues Monday through Friday throughout the summer. Volunteers are need to help chaperone field trips, direct craft projects, make sandwich lunches and more. Contact the church for further information. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak ‘n’ Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets from 10-11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays.

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Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to suburban@communitypress.c om, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Parent Church School meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Sunday of each month. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

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 is 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and child care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sycamore Christian Church

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

Temple Sholom

Temple Sholom will have a picnic Shabbat service at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, with a special service sponsored by our Interfaith Committee. The Temple will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. Please bring a side dish to share. The temple is at 3100 Longmeadow Lane, Amberley Village;

Trinity Community Church

Trinity was originally affiliated with the United Church of Christ and three years ago joined the Evangelical Covenant Denomination. The members of Trinity felt that as a church, they wanted to change their focus to the more immediate and local needs of the community. So began an effort of reach out to the neighborhood of Deer Park and Dillonvale, and to families with young children and the more immediate needs of their neighbors. Trinity has launched a new Contemporary Service called The Source at 6 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. Pastor Randy Wade Murphy and guest speakers will give the message as well as a live band leading worship music. Pizza and drinks will follow each service. Trinity has instituted several new outreach programs, including Trinity Together Time which is a free program every other Tuesday, for Moms, Parents and Grandparents who take care of small children. The church hosts an hour and a half of activities, songs and crafts so that parents, grandparents and moms can have healthy, safe, creative interaction with other adults as well as providing quality time with the children. The church also has a preschool available on site. Youth of Trinity have given bottled water away in the summertime at Dillonvale Shopping Center. The choir sings at the Sycamore Township holiday hayride event. Trinity also hosts a free community dinner the last Tuesday of every month. The church also gave coffee and granola bars away to parents and drivers on the first day of school. From 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 10 the church will have its Family Fun Fest. In addition to free food, 10 cent games, face painting and raffle baskets, new this year are speed pitch, spin art and a bigger better bounce house. Chris Neeley, Music Director, is providing live music from The Source Band. Trinity is a smaller church competing with larger congregations. When you enter our church, “Everyone knows you name.” It is a caring Christian family spreading the word of Christ in a world where bigger is sometimes thought of as better. Trinity is a smaller church that works very, very hard with the local community at the forefront of everything they do.





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6697 Stewart Road: Niehaus Richard A. @4 to Kruse Courtney S.; $165,000. 7490 Muchmore Close: Patsfall Ralph E. to Schmidlapp Clarinda; $352,500.

Katie Willis, no age given, 6022 Bramble Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., July 23.

Chad Gladwell, 27, 1333 Sprucewood, theft, July 29. Nicholas W. Kincaid, 27, 749 Staghorn, drug instrument, July 29. Mark S. Krummel, 55, 6900 Bramble, marijuana possession, Aug. 1.

4125 Matson Ave.: Burnett Jennifer A. to Carr Michael A.; $90,000. 4404 Duneden Ave.: Moore F. Steven & Sandy J. to Stewart James T.; $37,500. 4422 Duneden Ave.: Megie James A. to Burke Gregory J.; $105,000. 7807 Lake Ave.: Byer Stephanie R. to Rolfes Matthew K.; $93,500.

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Saw valued at $1,400 removed from truck at 5361 Kennedy Ave., July 21.



Edward M. Porowski, 30, 7383 Windsor Meadow Ave., Maineville, drug paraphernalia at 7912 Blue Ash Road, Aug. 10. Tara Ashbrock, 27, 2883 Harrison Ave., disorderly conduct while itoxicated, open container and warrant at 4375 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 12. Alfred E. McGee, 39, warrant and open container at 7419 Plainfield Road, Aug. 14. Bryce Balsly, 23, 2797 Losantiridge, drug abuse at 8206 Blue Ash Road, Aug. 14.

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Suspects found with drugs and other instruments, 6919 Montgomery Road, Aug. 9. Suspect found with pipe and drugs, 7912 Blue Ash Road, Aug. 10.



William Parker Jr., 32, door to door solicitation, July 27. Jacob R. Hatfield, 19, 6701 Miami Hills Drive, offense involving underage, consumption in vehicle, July 27. Joshua E. Abbott, 19, 4672 Duneden, marijuana possession, July 27.

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Michael Oliver, 20, 11949 3rd Ave., assault at 12150 4th Ave., July 21. Samez Brown, 24, 7901 Daly Road, theft at 8540 Kenwood Road, July 23. Gary Wyalick, 53, 8655 Lancaster Ave., domestic violence at 8655 Lancaster Ave., July 24. Tiffany Coulter, 22, 1545 Pleasant Run Drive, drug possession at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 23. Kerry Scott, 44, 1038 Burss Ave., theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, July 25.

Tires damaged at 4323 Kugler Mill, July 24. Vehicle damaged at 7967 Festive Court, July 24.


Reported at 7269 Kenwood Road, July 20. Stove and shelving of unknown value removed at 8991 Plainfield Road, July 21. Bike valued at $120 removed at 8047 Village Drive, July 23. Glass of unknown value removed at 8230 Montgomery Road, July 21. Reported at 8623 Monroe Ave., July 22. Purse and contents of unknown value removed from vehicle at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, July 17.

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3916 Oak Ave.: Sjb Holdings LLC to Briggs Logan D.; $135,000. 6944 Silverton Ave.: Haberer Mark E. & Kathleen Arnold to Beck Stephen W.; $131,580. 7105 Ohio Ave.: Fannie Mae to Mrsellfast LLC; $15,000.



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7965 Frolic Drive: Grever Anna Marie to Decker Patricia A.; $185,000. 8060 Paddington Lane: Gruber Paul J. to Culver Barbara A.; $280,000.


Darnell Ave.: Weinberger David to Niederman Joseph; $20,000. Trebor Drive: Weinberger David to Niederman Joseph; $20,000. 10780 Trailside Lane: Weinberger David to Niederman Joseph; $20,000. 12020 Seventh Ave.: Rhoads Jennifer M. to Kelley Edith M.; $90,000 . Sycamore Township 3572 Glengary Ave.: Hardesty Eric V. to Gilbert Valerie J.; $132,500. 64 Seventh Ave.: Rhoads Jennifer M. to Kelley Edith M.; $90,000.

DEATHS Fernande Julienne Holm

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Fernande Julienne (nee Creteur) Holm, 88, of Madeira died Aug. 16. Survived by husband, Warren C. Holm; children Warren R. (Kate) and Wesley R. (Cheryl) Holm; grandchildren Jeannette, Eric and Ashley Holm; sister, Evelyn Coucke. Preceded in death by brother, Pierre Creteur. Services were Aug. 18 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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FIRE/EMS REPORTS Sycamore Township Fire/EMS runs from July 20 to Aug. 13: July 20, Shadetree CO Alarm July 20, Kenwood, alarm activation July 20, School, alarm activation July 21, Galbraith, medical emergency July 21, Montgomery, medical emer-

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gency July 21, Antrim, gas leak July 21, 71 N, chemical spill July 21, Cornell, alarm activation July 21, Cornell Park, alarm activation July 22, Kemper, heat emergency July 22, Dearwester, fall July 22, Beech, medical emergency July 22, Dearwester, medical emergency July 22, Galbraith, medical emergency July 22, Tudor, wires down July 22, Kenwood, alarm activation July 22, Montgomery, alarm activation July 22, Stillmeadow, CO alarm July 23, St. Clair, medical emergency July 23, Kugler Mill, lift assist July 23, Beech, medical emergency July 23, Reading, medical emergency July 23, 71 @ Montgomery, no patient contact July 23, Montgomery, medical emergency July 23, Reed Hartman, medical emergency July 23, Reed Hartman, fall July 24, Myrtle, medical emergency July 24, Montgomery, medical emergency July 24, Montgomery, fall July 24, Kilarney, medical emergency July 24, Montgomery, medical emergency July 24, Montgomery, medical emergency July 24, Dearwester, fall July 24, Montgomery, fall July 25, Dearwester, medical emergency July 25, Dearwester, fall July 25, Fifth, assault July 25, Bayberry, medical emergency July 25, Kemper, alarm activation July 25, Kemper, alarm activation July 26, Northcreek, medical emergency July 26, Beech @ Myrtle, assault July 26, Darnell, medical emergency July 26, Montgomery, medical emergency July 26, Sandymar, medical emergency July 26, Darnell, medical emergency July 26, Northcreek, alarm activation July 26, Montgomery, appliance, fire July 26, Cooper @ Conklin, smoke scare July 26, 71, rubbish fire July 27, Montgomery, fall July 27, School, fall July 27, Grooms, medical emergency July 27, Montgomery, medical emergency July 27, Columbia, medical emergency July 27, Cooper, medical emergency July 27, Blue Ash, medical emer-

gency July 27, Blue Ash @ Kugler Mill, medical emergency July 27, Trowbridge, medical emergency July 28, Galbraith, medical emergency July 28, Taylor, medical emergency July 28, Galbraith, no patient contact July 28, Kenwood, fall July 28, Wexford, medical emergency July 28, Thornview, medical emergency July 29, Montgomery, medical emergency July 29, Mantell, medical emergency July 29, Miami @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident July 29, Montgomery, medical emergency July 29, Third, no patient contact July 30, Conrey, medical emergency July 30, Buxton, medical emergency July 30, Dearwester, fall July 30, Montgomery, medical emergency July 30, Sycamore, good intent July 31, Pleasantwood, medical emergency Aug. 1, Kenwood Crossing, alarm activation Aug. 1, Dearwester, smoke scare Aug. 1, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 1, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 1, Mantell, medical emergency Aug. 1, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 1, School, medical emergency Aug. 2, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 2, Kenwood, motor vehicle accident Aug. 2, School, medical emergency Aug. 2, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 2, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 2, St. Clair, medical emergency Aug. 3, Kuertzmill, cancelled call Aug. 3, Reading, alarm activation Aug. 3, Galbraith, alarm activation Aug. 3, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Aug. 3, Chaucer, no patient contact Aug. 3, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 3, Dearwester, fall Aug. 3, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 3, Chaucer @ Reading, medical emergency Aug. 3, 275 @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident Aug. 4, Hightower, structure fire Aug. 4, 71 S, vehicle fire Aug. 4, St. Clair, medical emergency Aug. 4, Hosbrook, medical emergency Aug. 4, Dearwester, medical emergency

gency Aug. 10, Drake, structure fire Aug. 10, Deerfield, alarm activation Aug. 10, Montgomery, alarm activation Aug. 10, Trotters Chase, public service Aug. 10, Redsky, no patient contact Aug. 10, Michael, medical emergency Aug. 10, : Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 10, Kenwood, medical emergency Aug. 10, Montgomery, fall Aug. 10, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 11, Reading, structure fire Aug. 11, Keller, medical emergency Aug. 11, Crystal, medical emergency Aug. 11, Plainfield, medical emergency Aug. 11, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 11, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 11, Galbraith, medical emergency Aug. 11, Blue Ash, no patient contact Aug. 11, Beech Cooking, fire Aug. 11, Landy, alarm activation Aug. 11, Montgomery, alarm activation Aug. 11, Keller, medical emergency Aug. 11, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 11, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Aug. 11, Winthrop, medical emergency Aug. 12, Widoff, cooking fire Aug. 12, Concord Hills, alarm activation Aug. 12, Cooper, smoke scare Aug. 12, Montgomery, fall Aug. 12, Montgomery, fall Aug. 12, Kemper, fall Aug. 12, E Ramp 275, motor vehicle accident Aug. 12, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 13, Montgomery, alarm activation Aug. 13, Bearcreek, medical emergency Aug. 13, Reed Hartman, fall Aug. 13, Montgomery, medical emergency Aug. 13, Pine, medical emergency



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