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Madeira is taking good look at the Kutol site

Mayor to chair new economic task force ByJeanne Houck

MADEIRA — Mayor Rick Brasington has formed an Economic Development Committee task force to come up with a game plan for the former Kutol Products Co. property on Camargo Road and the area surrounding it. The initiative comes two months after Madeira City Council voted against zone changes that would have allowed Indian Hill businessman Richard Greiwe and his partner, North American Properties of downtown Cincinnati, to build a 184unit luxury apartBrasington ment complex on the site vacated by Kutol when it moved to Sharonville last year. Greiwe’s proposal sparked formation of citizen groups on both sides of the issue. The proposal’s demise at a hotly contested Madeira City Council meeting in June prompted Greiwe to advise city council that it should decide what kind of development it wants on the Kutol site before engaging a developer. “Until this happens the site will stay vacant and Madeira will lose a wonderful economic-development opportunity,” Greiwe said.

TASK FORCE Madeira Mayor Rick Brasington – who was on the city’s Planning Commission for 14 years – is chairing the new Economic Development Committee task force. Other members are: » Eric Abrams, retail developer » Jeff Anderson, real estate developer » Steve Karoly, chairman of the Planning Commission » Chris Knueven, commercial developer » Peter Mallow, planning professional » Anne McBride, planning professional » Tom Moeller, Madeira city manager » Rob Steier, Madeira city councilman, member of the Planning Commission and chairman of the Law & Safety Committee » Mike Steur, Madeira city councilman and chairman of the Economic Development Committee

Madeira leaders seem to be thinking along the same lines. Brasington, who will chair the Economic Development Committee task force, discusses the new group that includes city officials and volunteer Madeira residents with expertise in planning and See KUTOL, Page A2

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Deer Park High School's junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders perform a cheer for the school board and its meeting attendees. The team won "sharpest cheer" for this cheer at a camp they attended with other local high school squads. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Preliminary report card points to

‘Effective’ grade

Deer Park rating would drop By Leah Fightmaster

After a rating of “Excellent” on last state’s report card for Deer Park schools, signs are pointing to a lower grade this year. Superintendent Jeff Langdon said the preliminary report card issued by the Ohio Department of Education indicates the school district would be rated as “Effective” for the 2011-2012 school year. No final designation has been established. The district could receive a final grading of “Excellent” only if its value-added measure is above the expected growth. If not, it will have no impact and the preliminary designation will likely remain the same. If Deer Park’s final grade in “Effective,” school board President Donna Farrell said the district will have to evaluate the data to find the problem areas. “It’s contingent on where were the weak spots, where did we stumble and where did we lose,” she said. “... It’s just going to mean we’ll have to



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adjust our strategy and revise our goals.” » Langdon also reported to the board that a foreign exchange student from Spain would be able to attend Deer Park for the upcoming year and return home with the required credit on her transcripts. Sue Ellen Applebaum addressed the board at the July 18 meeting about the foreign exchange student from Spain, Lucia, that her family would be hosting for the upcoming school year. She was concerned that Lucia would not be able to return home next year with her transcripts reflecting that she was considered a sophomore by Deer Park. If not, her entire year in the United States wouldn’t count. According to school board

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policy, exchange students are able to take whichever classes they choose and are considered a freshman, said thenSuperintendent Kim Gray. She added that the district could ensure her classes were sophomore-level and certified, but Applebaum said she didn’t think that would be sufficient for the Spanish government. Langdon said at the Aug. 15 meeting that some research was done on other school districts and he believed they could allow Lucia to leave the U.S. with transcripts reflecting her sophomore status. He added that the district might have to change its freshmanranking policy to reflect the decision. DeerPark.

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development. Why did you form the Economic Development Committee task force? “The Kutol property was the impetus. I wanted to see from an independent panel what the potential uses are for that parcel as well as the properties to the west which would be impacted by what went on at Kutol. I believe the city needs a better idea of what is the best and highest use of

that land area.” What will the task force do? “The purpose of the task force is to explore potential land uses of the Kutol property and the properties west to Shawnee Run Road, and provide recommendations to the city for potential redevelopment. “The approach is to start with a clean slate, disregarding current zoning, but factor in demographics, topography, economics, traffic patterns, current business conditions and surrounding property uses.”

What happened at the task force’s first meeting on Aug. 22? “Nine of the 10 people on the task force were in attendance as well as seven members of the community. Those citizens who expressed an interest in participating in the discussion were invited

by email and several of them attended. “There was good discussion of the potential uses and physical properties of the land among the task force with input from the citizens in attendance. We have arrived at a process in which we will list all the potential uses


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and create a matrix with the advantages and disadvantages of each use. “Our goal is to reach a consensus on the top best uses for that area and offer options that are a real possibility for implementation in the short term,” Brasington said. We are grateful for the time and efforts of the volunteer experts on the panel. Those sentiments were echoed by the citizens in attendance as well.” What’s next? “Our next step is to gather market information such as demographics, economic indicators, occupancy data, traffic information and the like to make a data-driven decision on the best options for that land. “The next meeting will take place once that data is in hand and we can arrive at a mutually convenient time.”

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Columbia Twp. may seek levy sooner By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — Officials in Columbia Township are preparing a levy for next year, but the need may come sooner than expected. During the Columbia Township trustees meeting Aug. 14, Fiscal Officer Paul Davis said the township has made some updates to the budget it submitted to the county several weeks ago. The township miscalculated its revenue projections for 2013 by approximately $154,000. The majority of the difference comes from the general fund at $139,775, with the remaining $18,331 coming from the waste fund. The township originally anticipated spending more than $500,000 than it will collect in taxes next year – with revenue projected at $2.48 million and expenses estimated at $2.9 million, a 4.5 percent difference. The increased expenses are mostly due to the repayment of $197,000 in principal and $12,991 in interest for a loan to pay for road improvements in the Williams Meadow neighborhood. Davis said the township’s revenue projections fell short, which means the reserve fund will be “less than expected” in 2013. Davis reiterated Columbia Township’s plan to place a levy on the November 2013 budget, but noted it may help to move that ballot measure to the spring. “We need to make some decisions on that,” he said. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said regardless of when the township seeks a levy the funds won’t be collected until 2014. He said the overestimated number was due to the number of state cutbacks.



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Brewery taking shape in Columbia MadTree started as a hobby

“We basically tried to learn everything you need, science-wise. We basically solicited everybody we know and anyone who likes beer.”

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MadTree Brewing founders (from left) Kenny McNutt, Brady Duncan and Jeff Hunt are opening a new brewery in Columbia Township this winter. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS Hunt said when those factors were determined, it was time to obtain a bank loan and begin raising capital.

“We basically solicited everybody we know and anyone who likes beer,” McNutt said. When it came time to

find a headquarters for MadTree, the three friends looked throughout the area. McNutt said MadTree had an affinity for the

Over-the-Rhine area, but couldn’t find a suitable location that matched their needs and potential to expand. He said the brewers found the ideal location in Columbia Township on Kennedy Avenue. “This should suit us for years to come,” McNutt said. MadTree will start with three “year round” beers – an amber, a dark brown and a IPA - before bringing new brews to the public. Anyone interested in tasting MadTree should first look to their local drinking establishments. Duncan said they will first work with distributors to get their beers into local bars and soon after will start canning MadTree. Hunt said MadTree will start brewing slowly, and then gradually ramp up. He

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Tree Brewing is coming to Columbia Township, and subsequently, the Cincinnati area as a whole. The brewery began as a hobby for three friends, and is now looking to begin distributing its uniquely crafted beers on a large scale. MadTree got its humble beginning around 2006, when Madisonville resident Brady Duncan and Oakley residents Jeff Hunt and Kenny McNutt began brewing beer. Those first batches weren’t quite the quality they were accustomed to, so they began researching and using “more intense” equipment, according to McNutt. “We basically tried to learn everything you need, science-wise,” he said. Duncan said once the idea of brewing beer on a larger scale was introduced, the three friends took eight months to continue perfecting their beers. He said that process included tweaking ingredients one at a time, and performing taste tests with the group’s social beer club. McNutt said the group also worked on the business aspect of the brewery during those initial months, determining if opening the brewery would be economically viable and the size and scope of the operation that would lead to a successful launch.


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DP grad wins award for ‘well-rounded’ students By Leah Fightmaster

One recent high school graduate exemplifies it can be better to be good in a couple of areas, rather than excellent in only one. Kaitlin Fahey, a 2012 graduate of Deer Park Junior/Senior High School, received a Discus Award for the 2011-2012 school year. The program, whose slogan is “Honoring the All-Around High School Student,” focuses its awards on students who can show distinct achievement in several areas, rather than exceptional performance in one. Fahey was nominated by her father, Michael, and was asked to complete the application for the award. She chose the areas of academics, athletics and other achievements out of 10 possible categories to promote her qualifications for the award, she said. Describing her success in advanced placement classes, dance, soccer, with participation in an extracurricular program at the University of Cincinnati and the National Honor Society, the 2012 co-valedictorian also submitted videos of Deer Park’s varsity dance team with her application. While she said she had trouble flattering herself in the application, Fahey listed her accomplishments, while pointing to her eventual goal of becoming a pediatrician. “I pretty much said what I was involved in,” she

Kaitlin Fahey, a 2012 Deer Park High School graduate, recently received a Discus Award, an award in which she highlighted her achievements in the three out of ten provided categories. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS said. “I didn’t focus on flattering myself, I just said what I was all about.” Owned by Scholarship Strategies, LLC, the Discus Awards recognizes “wellrounded high school students,” as Fahey and the company describe it. Students across the United States can win the award, and each are entered into a pool, out of which once a month during the school year a $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a student. The soon-to-be University of Kentucky freshman,

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who will study biology with a pre-medicine focus, said she likes that this award focuses on the “big picture,” and it’s an achievement anyone can strive for. “Whatever you’re good at or think you’re good at, they give you that recognition,” she said. Fahey’s profile, including dance team videos and her photo, can be found at winner.php?id=97317. Visit DeerPark.

SCHOOLS Country Day celebrates 86th commencement


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incinnati Country Day School celebrated the graduates of the Class of 2012 during its 86th commencement. With much fanfare, pipers and a drummer led the 70 graduates onto the school’s North Lawn before a crowd of nearly 1,400. The ceremony began with the invocation given by retiring faculty member Marshall Adams, a 29-year teaching veteran at Country Day, whose son Nathaniel is a member of the Class of 2012. During the keynote speech, Head of School Dr. Robert P. Macrae advised the graduates to maintain an “attitude of gratitude” as a counterbalance to life’s challenges. Student Council President Timothy Macrae and Senior Class President Henry Pease provided remarks on behalf of their classmates. Julie Fleischmann, Country Day’s retiring board president, also addressed the Class of 2012. Fleischmann encouraged the graduates to continue to “value the life of the mind.” During the ceremony, lower school teacher Kathy Winter, who retired after 33 years of service to Country Day, had the honor of announcing the Country Day “lifers,” students who attended Country Day from first through grade 12. Upon conferring the diplomas, Head of Upper School Stephanie Luebbers provided brief commentaries about each student. The graduates are attending an impressive list of colleges and universities: Anderson University Auburn University Boston University Brigham Young University Carleton College University of Chicago University of Cincinnati (3) University of Cincinnati; Engineering (2) University of Cincinnati (CCM) Cornell University Dartmouth College University of Dayton (2) Denison University (5) DePauw University Elon University Emory University George Washington University Georgia Institute of Technology Gettysburg College Hampton University Hanover College Hobart and William Smith Colleges Indiana University (3) Lehigh University Loyola Marymount University Miami University (4) University of Michigan (2) Middlebury College New York University Northeastern Ohio Medical University Occidental College Ohio State University (6) Ohio University (2) Princeton University Purdue University Southern Methodist University Stanford University Syracuse University Trinity University (TX) Vanderbilt University (2) Washington University in St. Louis (2) Webster University Williams College (2) University of Wisconsin, Madison Xavier University

Alyssa Bardach of Amberley Village and Emily Ashwell of Mason proceed into CCDS's 86th Commencement. Bardach will attend Indiana University, and Ashwell will attend Vanderbilt University. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS

Michael Hanson of Indian Hill receives his diploma from Head of School Dr. Robert P. Macrae (Indian Hill). Hanson will attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS

Kyle Kistinger of Indian Hill receives his diploma from Head of School Dr. Robert P. Macrae. Kistinger is attending Williams College. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS

Dorian Bell of Mount Healthy receives her diploma from Dr. Robert P. Macrae. Dorian will attend Ohio State University where she has been accepted into the engineering program. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS Graduates Henry Pease and Lily Cohen, both of Indian Hill, pose for a photo with Head of Middle School Theresa Hirschauer. Pease will attend Princeton University, and Cohen will attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS

President of the Board of Trustees Julie Fleischmann of Indian Hill, Head of School Dr. Robert P. Macrae of Indian Hill, Head of Upper School Stephanie Luebbers of Madeira led the recessional of faculty, staff, and trustees to close the ceremony. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS



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Tough losses in 1st week

Madeira to host CNE in home opener

By Scott Springer and Gannett News Service

As the football season kicked off, here are the results for area teams. Moeller’s game Sunday night, Aug. 26, against Gilman School as part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown occurred past deadline.

CHCA 36, Madeira 20

Mount Notre Dame's Michelle Strizak, left, celebrates with her teammates during their Division I state championship match last season. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


MND volleyball among area’s talented athletes on court in ’12 By Scott Springer

After putting in the summer work, the local prep volleyball competition is underway with several programs in contention. Leading that pack is Mount Notre Dame, which won its sixth Division I state title last season with a successful tournament run through Wright State’s Nutter Center. The Cougars lost three players to Division I colleges (Kelsey Wolf-Kentucky, Aubree Hord-DePaul, Mary Crema-UC) along with eight other talented seniors. However, coach Joe Burke has several key returners from the 2011 24-5 squad, including last season’s Girls Greater Cincinnati LeagueScarlet division player of the year Michelle Strizak. Burke was coach of the year. “Michelle has developed into one of the best outside hitters in the nation and provides a lot of experience for the 2012 Cougars,” Burke said. Also back from the championship starting lineup is junior right side hitter Christine Chandler (GGCL second team). Stepping in to start this year are senior middle blocker Sarah Hill, senior libero Brittany Inks and senior middle blocker McKenzie Jones. Chandler, Hill and Jones are expected to lead the MND offense. “Defensively, I think we will be able to improve daily into a very good defensive team,” Burke said. “We have a lot of defenders including Brittany Inks, Margo Wolf and Mirand Puthoff. The offseason has gone very well.” Puthoff has verbally committed to Wright State, with Michelle Strizak committing to Illinois prior to last season’s title run. The Cougars are on the road against Lakota West Aug. 30 and then back home with Sycamore Sept. 4. Deer Park looks to recover from a

Mount Notre Dame's Christine Chandler (17) gets the ball over the net during their Division I State volleyball match last Nov. 12. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS winless season in the Cincinnati Hills League (1-19 overall) in 2011. On the upside, CHL first-team player Jami Berling is back for her senior campaign. Berling had 152 kills to average 2.34 per game last season. She was ranked No. 21 in the league. The Lady Wildcats start with a tough draw for their first road game as they travel to Wyoming Aug. 30. The Cowboys were undefeated in the league last season. Deer Park is back home with Reading Sept. 4. Indian Hill’s girls finished 8-15 (6-8 CHL) under coach Ellen Hughes in 2011. Hughes had two key losses with the graduation of Allison Dammeyer (CHL first team) and Sarah Arington

(honorable mention). Junior middle blocker Lauren Epcke (5-foot-9) brings some veteran experience after finishing No. 24 in the league in attack numbers. Senior Julia Schroeder will start at setter and seniors Lindy Howe and Addie Fries will be defensive specialists. “Our defense is headed by our seniors, but basically our offense is all sophomores and a couple juniors,” Hughes said. “They (underclassmen) played in the offseason and did amazingly well. I think this is a team that will grow a lot during the season.” Hughes looks for sophomores Mackenzie McMillan and Marie Taylor plus juniors Lindsey Tracy and Maddi Bennett to also factor into Indian Hill’s success. The Lady Braves are at Taylor Aug. 30, before hosting the defending champion Wyoming Cowboys Sept. 4. “I think we’ll finish hopefully in the top three,” Hughes said of her league chances. “Definitely Wyoming is a powerhouse. We know that going into the season. We can finish second if we improve the way we should.” At Madeira, it’s year two for coach Erin Tyahur. Her Amazons finished 8-6 last season for fourth place in the CHL and 14-9 overall. Tyahur gets back senior outside hitter Abby Jones and junior libero Sydney Cox who were both CHL honorable mention last season. Other starters returning are sophomore Frances Barone, and seniors Devon Hutchinson, Hannah Tytus and Kelsey Williamson. Sophomore setter Megan Almquist also will be in the Madeira mix. “Sophomores Frances Barone and Megan Almquist have been best friends since first grade and both are starting varsity and play club together all year round,” Tyahur said. “Our underclassmen are very strong and we have strong senior leadership.” After away matches at Deer Park and Reading, the Amazons host Mariemont on Sept. 4.

CHCA junior quarterback Conner Osborne completed 24 of 35 passes for 396 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles defeated Madeira at Sycamore Stadium 36-20 Aug. 23. Two of those scores went to senior Nick Weaver who was voted game MVP for catching 14 passes for 210 yards and tacking on an interception. The Mustangs scored touchdowns on runs by Tucker Larsh, Zack Jansen and Timmy James. Madeira is home with Clermont Northeastern Aug. 31.

New Richmond 21, Indian Hill 14

New Richmond trailed 14-0 at the half, but bounced back with a 14point third quarter. New Richmond was led by junior running back Blake Thompson who had 10 carries for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Indian Hill senior running back Jon Griggs had 121 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns. Next up: Indian Hill plays at 7:30 p.m. at Middletown Madison.

Middletown Madison 43, Deer Park 0

For the second year in a row, Deer Park fell short against Middletown Madison in the opener. The Wildcats are still looking for their first win since Sept. 16, 2011 when they defeated Reading. Next game: The Wildcats are at Lockland Aug. 31.

Summit 42, Williamsburg 15

Junior quarterback Antonio Woods made a memorable season See FOOTBALL, Page A7

Madeira running back Timmy James (22) runs the ball against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in the second quarter of their Aug. 23 game. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS





By Scott Springer

Boys soccer

» Madeira defeated Ross 7-1 Aug. 18 as John Michael Wyrick scored four goals. The Mustangs beat Turpin Aug. 20, 3-1 as Wyrick, Alvi Ibarra and Brad Almquist scored.

Girls soccer

» Madeira blanked Talawanda 1-0 Aug. 18. Ashlynne Huon had the lone goal and keeper Sarah Mahler had the shutout. » Indian Hill and Milford played to a 0-0 tie Aug. 23. » Mount Notre Dame beat Sycamore 2-0 Aug. 23 as Rose Lavelle scored twice.

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The Cincinnati Heat Premier 12th-grade girls basketball team wins the 2012 National Championship in Orlando, Fla. The team is made up of recent graduates and seniors from area high schools. The team was undefeated in the tournament. The team is coached by Rick Hosea, Art Williams and Dan Zieverink. All of the recent graduates will continue their basketball career in college. The players are Andrea Evers (Rose - Hulman; Mt. Notre Dame 2012), Susan Meyer (Mt. Notre Dame 2013), Ali Zieverink (Shawnee State; Lakota West 2012), Melissa Scherpenberg (Ohio Dominican; McAuley 2012), Taylor Pifher (McAuley 2013), Jillian Spurlock (Hamilton 2013), Kirsten Paul (Cincinnati Christian 2013), Vada Edwards (Middletown 2013), Mariah Gador (Clarion; Turpin 2012), Abby Feuchter (Shawnee State; Colerain 2012). THANKS TO JAN SCHERPENBERG


It is hard to imagine a team being disappointed with winning 31 of its past 35 games. While disappointment might be a bit too strong, the Thomas More College Saints remain hungry for more success. After reeling off two straight undefeated regular seasons capped by first round playoff victories, the Saints slightly stumbled in 2011, losing their first regular season game since 2008, their first conference game since 2007, and their first round playoff game. “We can’t be satisfied,” said head coach Jim Hilvert. Autenrieb “We have lofty goals for this season.” Hilvert enters his sixth season as the ranked 22nd among all active NCAA head football coaches in winning percentage (.768). The Saints are ranked 20th in the preseason Top 25. Senior safety Zach Autenrieb (Elder) enters the season with 24 career interceptions, six shy of setting a new Division III record for career interceptions. To help prepare for a deeper postseason run this year, the Saints open the season at 11th-ranked St. John Fisher. With this much hype and pressure heading into the season, the Saints will be tested early and often in their quest for a fifth-straight Presidents Athletic Conference title. Sophomore quarterback Luke Magness opened eyes after starting the final two games of the 2011 season. He has a bevy of talented

skill players returning around him and is poised for a breakout year. “He had a great offseason,” said Hilvert of his young quarterback. “He took big steps toward becoming a leader of this team.” Former Saints quarterback Trevor Stellman (Conner) takes over offensive coordinator duties after Brian Sheehan was named head coach at Defiance College. Stellman’s experience in the program has made for a smooth transition thus far. He will keep in place the Saints’ dangerous option attack, in which speedy backs Domonique Hayden and Landon Savoy will pile up yardage. The receiving corps is deep, led by local products Austin Studer (Campbell County), Ryan Winkler (Simon Kenton), Tony Bell (Northwest), Bobby Leonard (Dixie Heights), and Mercier Doucette (Boone County). The entire offensive line returns intact, led by first team All-PAC tackle Jeremy Hoop (Glen Este), second team AllPAC center Kevin Naltner (Elder), and fellow senior Kevin Eads (Oak Hills). Adam Rauch moved from running back to safety, where he will line up next to Autenrieb. Skilled cornerbacks Shaquille Jinks (Moeller), Jake Fishburn (Elder), and Antonio Booker round out the secondary. Nick Gramke (Elder), Alex Taylor (Elder), Ben Flamm (Deer Park), Nate Dorsey, and Eli Anglim (Anderson) give the Saints a deep linebacker group. Jay Volker (Elder) returns to lead the defensive line after missing the 2011 season with a knee injury. Tyler Combs (Highlands), Chris Bouman (Bishop Brossart), and Tyler Cal-

GAME DAYS, TMC Sept. 1 – at St. John Fisher, 6 p.m. Sept. 15 – Westminster, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 – at Waynesburg, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29 – at Geneva, 1 p.m. Oct. 6 – Washington & Jefferson, homecoming, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13 – Theil, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 – at Grove City, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 – St. Vincent, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – at Bethany, 1 p.m. Nov. 10 – Mount St. Joseph (Bridge Bowl XVII), 1 p.m. All home games are played at The Bank of Kentucky Field, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview hills, Ky. 41017.

houn (Bethel-Tate) join Volker up front. The Saints will rely on their seniors — Bell, Doucette, Naltner, Hoop, Eads and Studer on of-

fense; Volker, Gramke, Autenrieb, Anglim and Booker on defense — to lead the team beyond the second round of the playoffs.

» Madeira won a trimatch over Reading and La Salle “B” on Aug. 20. David Johnson was second with a 39. » Moeller was second behind Covington Catholic at the Moeller Kenwood Invitational. The Moeller Gold team was fifth.

Girls golf

» Indian Hill won their tri-match over McNicholas and Wyoming at Wyoming Country Club Aug. 20. Pari Keller was medalist with a 37. Keller again medaled with a 38 as Indian Hill bested Turpin by 20 strokes on

Aug. 22. » Mount Notre Dame defeated McNicholas Aug. 21 as Mackenzie Ward shot a 42 at Walden Pond.


» Indian Hill shutout Taylor 5-0 Aug. 20. Singles winners were sophomore Jessie Osher, freshman Maren McKenna and sophomore Gabi Gibson. The Lady Braves shutout Deer Park 5-0 on Aug. 21. Caroline Breda, Maren McKenna and Caroline Andersen were the singles winners. Indian Hill recorded another shutout 5-0 against Reading Aug. 23. Sweeping doubles were Alex Skidmore/Brynn McKenna and Nicole Gibson/Caroline Breda. » Madeira defeated Fenwick 4-1 on Aug. 20. Winning in singles for the Amazons was Celia Kline and Katie Derenthal. The Amazons shutout Northwest 5-0 on Aug. 21. Julia Vanderlinde, Kline and Derenthal swept the singles matches. Madeira added another shutout 5-0 against Deer Park Aug. 23. Sweeping doubles were Maggie Gray/Rachel Culley and Madison Gelis/Audrey Mauch. » Mount Notre Dame beat Seton 4-1 on Aug. 23. Winning in singles for the Cougars were Sandy Niehaus, Sydney Landers and Catherine Murphy.

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debut that included four passing touchdowns on 324 yards. Woods also ran for 70 to the Silver Knights. Junior wide receiver Daniel Bruns was on the receiving end of three of the touchdowns tossed by Woods, while senior running back Tre Atwater accounted for 85 yards on the ground. Senior defensive end Armand Walker and junior nose tackle Mike Barwick had two sacks each for the Summit defense, which held Williamsburg scoreless for the first

Madeira head coach Mike Shafer, left, discusses a series with senior quarterback Zack Jansen in the Mustangs' first game. Madeira lost to CHCA 36-20 in a Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown game at Sycamore Stadium. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

three quarters. Next game: Summit plays Cincinnati College Prep at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31.





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CH@TROOM Last week’s question What county and city services does it make sense to merge to save money?

“I think it would make sense to merge the police and fire services. This could easily be done for Madeira and Indian Hill due to the adjacency. “Although Madeira pays a higher tax rate in terms of percentage of income, Indian Hill traditionally has more valuable assets to protect and more prominent citizens. Therefore, it would make sense to locate the main stations for these services in Indian Hill, although with fairly quick access to Madeira.” I.P. “I would probably recommend the highway maintenance divisions and the parks divisions. Both Hamilton County and city of Cincinnati are experiencing economic struggling. “It does not make any sense to me to have an ODOT, Hamilton County engineer, or Cincinnati highway maintenance plowing Beechmont Avenue during snow storms and stopping at corporation boundaries leaving the rest of the road untouched until the other division catches up or continues, nor does it make any sense to have two different parks divisions take care of one park, ie., Armleder Park off Wooster Pike. “Another merger would let Anderson Township provide coverage for Mt. Washington for fire and medical, and the sheriff's office cover for police protection.” O.H.R. “None! As far as I can tell, merging would give the city of Cincinnati more money to waste. If everyone wants to save money I would suggest coordinating the repairs. For example, in Fairfax and Mariemont the streets were torn up THREE times, once for sewers, once for water, once for gas, and repaved each time, not to mention the traffic problems, and all this within a period of a year. There seems to me no regard for cost-saving procedures or time deadlines. It doesn't show me any reason to have to cooperate with Cincinnati. “To have to tap into Cincinnati water and sewer would be unreasonably expensive for those of us who enjoy Indian Hill water and a very efficient village. If this ever comes up for a vote, mine will be NO!” J.K. “What county and city services does it make sense to merge to save money? I'm trying hard to think of what ‘services’ I receive from either the county or the city (being a resident of Anderson Twp., outside of the Cincinnati city limits). “There is the fire department, the sheriff, and the city

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police (though I believe Cincinnati police jurisdiction ends at the city limits). I don't really think its feasible to merge the city police with the Hamilton county sheriff's department. “However, this made me think about some construction work that has been authorized by the township and has been going on for over a month. It involves replacing the curbs on our streets, and in some cases, areas of sidewalk. “There are positive aspects of this, including the fact that the project provides work for the construction company, and in some ways, the result has been an improvement. But I honestly can't say that if it were left up to me as to whether this work was done or not that I would have done it. And the township could have saved a whole bunch of money.” Bill B. “It should save money to merge county/city garbage pick-up and snow removal.” E.E.C. “Sorry, I think the question is premature. I would be more inclined to give an opinion if I had some idea what is being considered for merger, what the dollars are, and what the potential downside is for each merger being considered.” F.N. “The mayor's court abuses recently brought to light identifies one area that could be improved by consolidation. But the locally controlled governments of small communities are exactly what appeals to many of its residents. Cincinnati politics seem like an expensive circus that puts strangers in charge of our lives.” R.V. “This is a very important and timely subject. I am sure much could be done in consolidating some city and county services. As a matter of fact some few years ago there was a program called Agenda 360 that did a lot of research on this very subject on consolidating activities of city and county. I think a committee should be formed consisting of some people from both areas and first see what became of the 360 data and then do additional studies.” E.S.



Ohio’s texting ban targets young drivers Ohio recently became the 39th state to ban texting while driving. The new law goes into effect Aug. 30. For the first six months after Aug. 30, police officers will issue written warnings instead of tickets for violations of the law. The law treats adults and minors differently. For adults, texting is a secondary Brad offense. Adults Greenberg COMMUNITY PRESS could be ticketed for GUEST COLUMNIST texting only if they were first pulled over for another offense, such as speeding. For adults, reading or writing a text while driving is a minor misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is a $150 fine plus court costs. The law is stricter for minors. Minors are banned from using cell phones, iPads or other electronic devices while driving. The use of any of these devices

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while driving is a primary offense for minors. This means that an officer can pull over a minor if he sees the minor texting or talking on a cell phone while driving. For a first offense for mi-

nors, the mandatory penalty is a $150 fine and 60-day license suspension. Repeat minor offenders face a mandatory $300 fine and one-year license suspension. There are exemptions under the law. All drivers may text and use cell phones in an emergency. All drivers may use electronic devices while the car is stationary and outside a lane of travel. Adult drivers cannot be cited for typing in a number or name to make a phone call. The new statewide ban does not supersede local laws. Many cities, such as Cincinnati, already have local laws that prohibit texting while driving. Cincinnati’s law treats texting while driving as a primary offense for adults and minors. A survey by AT&T of 1,200 drivers ages 15-19 showed that while 97 percent think that texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent admit to doing it and 61 percent say their friends text and drive. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton Count Municipal Court. He lives in Loveland.

Now is not the time to raise taxes on anybody The chairman of the Federal Reserve tells Congress that reducing unemployment in the United States is “frustratingly slow.” We already knew that. The national unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for more than three years. Unfortunately, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke also says the economic recovery – as weak as it has been – appears to be losing steam. Now is not the time to raise taxes on anybody. That’s exactly what President Obama is prescribing for our ailing economy. Tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 are set to expire at the end of this year. If Congress fails to act, tax rates would revert to their pre-cut levels. The net effect would be a $4.3 trillion tax increase over the next decade. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that such a tax increase would shock the economy and push the United States back into a “shallow recession.” These looming tax increases, along with the pending budget cuts called for under the Budget Control Act,

constitute the “fiscal cliff” that has economists wringing their hands. The right thing to do Jean Schmidt would be to COMMUNITY PRESS extend all the GUEST COLUMNIST tax cuts and let the economy stabilize. The president wants to pick winners and losers. He wants some people’s taxes to increase and others’ to go down. Recently, the accounting firm Ernst & Young ran the numbers on his plan. It found that the long-term effect of increasing taxes would be to siphon $200 billion out of the economy – and cost 710,000 jobs. It also found that, in the long run, capital stock and investment would decline and “real after-tax wages would fall by 1.8 percent, reflecting a decline in workers’ living standards relative to what would have occurred otherwise.” Far from forcing the rich to “pay their fair share,” the president’s plan would actu-

ally increase taxes on job creators and small businesses. Many of them operate as “pass-through entities” whose taxes are counted as the owners’ personal income. According to the Ernst & Young report, “these businesses employ 54 percent of the private sector work force and pay 44 percent of federal business income taxes.” Additionally, “more than 20 million workers are employed by (pass-through) businesses with more than 100 employees.” The fact is that increasing taxes on small businesses isn’t going to increase employment or grow the economy. The majority in the House has pledged to provide an opportunity to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts before the start of the August recess. I hope the president will support that effort. We need to push the economy forward, not shock it back into a shallow recession. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. Her local office number is 513-791-0381.

Social Security Administration goes for gold with online services Millions of Americans followed the Summer Olympic Games in London. Swimmer Michael Phelps has won more gold medals than anyone in the history of the Olympics. If there was an Olympics for customer services available online, the services at would be the Michael Phelps of that competition. Over the years,

Index tracks customer Social Security’s online satisfaction and rates services have been websites for their perforrated the best in govmance. ernment and the best in Out of all online serall industries. vices provided by 101 When it comes to federal agencies in the independent customer running, Social Security satisfaction scores, took all of the top three Social Security’s online Sue Denny services consistently COMMUNITY PRESS spots again in the latest survey. bring home the gold, GUEST COLUMNIST In third place, the silver, and bronze. The American Customer Satisfaction application for Extra Help with



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Medicare Part D prescription drug costs is rated 89. Bringing home the silver, in second place, the Retirement Estimator scored a 91. And the top-rated online service in government is the online application for Social Security benefits, with a satisfaction score of 92. It’s worth noting that even our newest online service is already scoring high praise. Since being launched in May, the

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

online Social Security Statement is rated 88, giving this new service one of the highest ratings in government. Whether you want to plan for or apply for your retirement, look into other benefits available, or learn about the history of the program, you can do it all at Social Security’s website. Sue Denny is a Social Security public affairs specialist.

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







Kyle Wood of Scott Farm in Belleview Bottoms, Ky., accepts payment for vegetables sold at the Madeira Farmers Market. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Andrew Kartal of Sycamore Township sells honey at the farmers' market at UC Blue Ash college. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Juicy fruits, veggies are now at their peak

The Madeira Farmers Market is open from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays on Dawson Road in downtown Madeira through October. From November through April, the market is at the Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church at 8000 Miami Ave. Vendors are in the lower level of the church and in the church’s parking lot. » UC Blue Ash college hosts a farmers’ market on Thursdays through Sept. 20. The market will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the campus off Plainfield Road.

Lucas Ludwig of The Olde Garden Shack in Batesville, Ind., with his children Leanne, 5, and Luke, 3, at the farmers' market at UC Blue Ash college. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Care for corn? Kim Callahan of the Lobenstein Farm in St. Leon, Ind., sells it at the farmers' market at UC Blue Ash college. JEANNE

Traci Shinkle of New Vienna (left), 9, and her sister, Tara Shinkle, 4, play a game on a computer while their mother, Tiffany Shinkle of T.S. Farms, sells jellies, jams and meat at a booth at the Madeira Farmers Market. JEANNE



Todd Shanks of North College Hills sells pulled pork, beef brisket and ribs at the Velvet Smoke BBQ of Monfort Heights at the Madeira Farmers Market. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Tammi Chalfie of Madeira buys organic produce from That Guy's Family Farm of Clarksville at the Madeira Farmers Market while daughters Cora, 4 (left), and Audrey, 6, look on. JEANNE HOUCK/THE

Zinnias at their zenith at the Madeira Farmers Market. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY





The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra is performing a free Labor Day Concert from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 3, in the auditorium of Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road. This special 25-year anniversary concert will display the talents of board members Manisha Patel on piano and Dirk Wonnell on flute. The program includes Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G minor, Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, Western (An Overture) by Robert O. Johnson and Shostakovich's Festive Overture. For more information, call 549-2197, or visit PROVIDED

THURSDAY, AUG. 30 Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, College campus parking lot. Locally grown produce available to enhance healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. Local growers/producers: Lobenstein Farm, Kartal Honey, The Olde Garden Shack, Breezy Acres and Backyard Orchards. Free admission. 745-5685; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Taking Back Your Vitality: Toxicity Awareness Seminar, 6-7:30 p.m., Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road, First 10 people to purchase detox program receive complimentary Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis. Includes follow-up consultation. With Dr. David Bradford of Everybody’s Health and Vince Pitstick, special guest speaker. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Everybody’s Health. 469-0016; Sycamore Township.

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

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

On Stage - Theater Mike Lukas, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through Sept. 27. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, AUG. 31 Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts,

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

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton. Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., First American Loans, 6835 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Silverton.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Mike Lukas, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Senior Citizens Veterans Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Music by the Fresh Spirit Trio. Luncheon to honor veterans of any American war. Box lunches and desserts from Kroger provided. $4. Reservations required. 745-0617; Blue Ash.

Tours Kool Down Fridays, 2-4 p.m., The Kenwood by Senior Star, 5435 Kenwood Road, Complimentary Graeter’s ice cream bar while touring community and mingling with staff and residents. Free. 561-9300; Kenwood.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 Clubs & Organizations Alabama Game Watch Party, 8-10:30 p.m., Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Join other Alabama alumni, fans and parents to cheer on the Tide for 2012 football season. Bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Freestore Foodbank.

ly. Reservations required. 6832340. Loveland.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Chapter of The University of Alabama Alumni Association. 733-3473; Blue Ash.

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

On Stage - Theater Mike Lukas, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. Through Dec. 30. 871-7297; Madisonville.

Reunions Sycamore High School Class of 1982 Reunion, 7-11 p.m., Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Other events: Friday night home football game and Village Tavern, golf outing Sunday. $75 at door, $65 advance. Reservations required. Presented by Sycamore Class of 1982. 6021501; Blue Ash.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 2 Holiday - Labor Day Fireworks Dinner Train, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road, Boarding begins 4:30 p.m. Train departs BBQ Revue at 6 p.m. Arrives at Montgomery Inn Boathouse at 8 p.m. Train departs boathouse at 10:25 p.m. after fireworks. Arrive back at restaurant at 11:25 p.m. Luxury private car: $250 per person. Dining cars: $110. Airconditioned long distance coach: $50. Reservations required. 791-7245; Madisonville.

On Stage - Theater Mike Lukas, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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


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

Health / Wellness Health Talk, 6-7 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Madeira, 7907 Euclid Ave., Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 272-9200; Madeira.

Karaoke and Open Mic


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

Cooking Classes

Music - Classical Summer Carillon Concerts, 2 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Listen in park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519; Mariemont. Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Labor Day Concert, 6-8 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Auditorium. Special 25-year anniversary concert displaying talents of board members Manisha Patel, piano, and Dirk Wonnell, flute. Program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G minor, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Western (An Overture) by Robert O. Johnson and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. Free. Presented by Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. 549-2197; Montgomery.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 Education Practice of Poetry: Fall Series, 7-9 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, House of Joy. Weekly or bi-weekly through Nov. 13. For women interested in writing as a spiritual and creative practice. $125 bi-weekly; $190 week-

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

Health / Wellness Health Talk, 7:15-8 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Cincinnati, 4781 Red Bank Road, Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 561-2273; Madisonville.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, Free admission. 745-5685; Blue Ash.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

Music - Benefits 101 Year Celebration Concert, 7:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Performances by the Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet and May Festival Chorus with John Morris Russell conducting. Gates open 6 p.m. Celebrating official grand

opening of indoor arena. Food, entertainment, art display and raffle. Dress code: Boots and blue jeans. Seating on first come, first choice basis. Tickets are non-refundable. Benefits Horsing Around’s Stablemates program. $25. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Thursday Afternoon Concerts, Noon-1:30 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Ricky Nye. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater Andy Woodhull, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 Dining Events Dinner with Salsa Friends, 8-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, Private Room. Group dinner held on the first Friday of the month. $10. Presented by MidwestLatino. 791-4424; Blue Ash.

Drink Tastings Sips, Shepherds and Seminarians: Taste and Share for the Good of the Athenaeum, 7-9 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Community Room. Social evening of wine and beer tasting. Ages 21 and up. Benefits The Athenaeum of Ohio. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Good Shepherd Catholic Church. 489-8815; Montgomery.

Education Journaling Jump-Start, 10 a.m.-noon, Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Concludes Sept. 14. Receive help to guide you through beginning or sustaining a transformative journaling practice. Learn techniques that will inspire you to write, help you break through your blocks and ignite your passion for writi $50. 272-1171; Silverton.



Rita shares her favorite appetizer recipes

Rita’s Hall of Fame honey-roasted almonds Almonds, like all nuts, contain fiber and protein, plus a good amount of calcium. This is my most popular roasted nut recipe. Don’t forget to toast the nuts first; otherwise the coating won’t adhere well. These make a great gift from the kitchen and a nice snack to tote on trips. 2 cups whole almonds with skin, toasted ¼ cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons each: honey and water 2 teaspoons canola oil

Mix sugar and salt in large bowl and set aside. Stir together honey, water and oil in pan and bring to a boil. Immedi-

hot and smooth. Pour into serving dish and sprinkle with onions, tomatoes and jalapenos.

CLARIFYING – PRESERVING ROASTED TOMATOES I like to freeze mine and sometimes I’ll chop them up after removing skins and sometimes I’ll leave them in halves. If you want to leave the skins on them, I suggest chopping the tomatoes up before freezing. I just put a batch through my food processor and they look good. Remember, though, skins can be tough. Also if you like, when roasting them cut side up, sprinkle on some herbs as well as olive oil, like minced thyme, garlic, basil or even dried Italian seasoning for another layer of flavor. You can also season them with salt and pepper.

ately stir in nuts and continue to cook and stir until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Immediately transfer nuts to bowl with sugar/salt mixture and toss until evenly coated. Pour out onto sprayed cookie sheet. When cool, break up and store airtight at room temperature up to a month. To toast nuts: Pour in single layer on cookie sheet. Roast at 350 degrees until fragrant, about 10-15 minutes. Stir from outside edge into center a couple of times.

Bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese

These honey-roasted almonds are Rita's most popular roasted nut recipe. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. herbs and seasonings. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Health tip from Rita: Stalks of health

Celery contains vitamin C, calcium and potassium, which means it’s good for the heart. Celery helps prevent cancer and high blood pressure. The leaves have even more nutrients than the ribs, so leave them on!

Chile con queso

Awesome with multicolored tortilla chips.


Put cheddar and Velveeta into a non-stick pot or double boiler over low heat and heat until cheese mixture is nearly melted. Add cream and whisk constantly until



6 oz. goat cheese, low fat if possible 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt Up to 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ⁄3 cup parsley 2 teaspoons each: chopped mint and thyme Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Celery stalks or other raw veggies for dipping

Cut bacon into thirds and fry until partially cooked but not crisp. You want to be able to wrap them around the dates. Drain and keep warm. Cut a slit in center of date and fill with cheese. Wrap bacon around and secure with toothpick. Bake at 375 degrees until bacon is crisp, about 10-12 minutes. Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat for one appetizer

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

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12 pieces of bacon 36 pitted dates 1 cup crumbled blue cheese

Healthier goat cheese dip with herbs




1 cup grated extra sharp cheddar ½ cup Velveeta, cut into pieces ½ cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons chopped yellow onion 2 tablespoons diced tomato 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and diced Tortilla chips

I made these for a diabetic cooking class. The students wanted a sophisticated yet easy appetizer and these were a winner. Even if you aren’t watching carbs you’ll like these. You can use turkey bacon, as well.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Farnham of Madeira are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Willock to Eric Daniel Benson, son of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Benson of Ann Arbor, Michigan. They will marry in October 2012. Miss Farnham is a graduate of Tulane University and is employed by Ann Sacks Tile and Stone in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Benson is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and The University of Chicago, and is employed by Astellas Pharma, Northbrook, Illinois.

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There’s one kind of recipe I can never get enough of: appetizers. I’ll bet you’re in that predicament sometimes too, so today I’m sharing some favorite appetizer recipes. And remember, we eat with our eyes as well as our tummies, so garnishing a dish, even simply, is worth the trouble. Try edible Rita flowers, Heikenfeld herbs or RITA’S KITCHEN just a few parsley sprigs. Your food will look as good as it tastes. (Check out my website,, or my blog, Cooking with Rita, for videos and photos of edible flowers and herbs and how to use them). And here’s a tip for those zucchini that seem to know no bounds. Every year there’s a couple that grow to the size of ball bats seemingly overnight. I’ll cut them, scoop out seeds if necessary and grate them. Nice to have in winter for soups, breads and muffins.

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Harry & Betty Eberle of Anderson Twp. celebrated their 72nd anniversary on August 24th. The Eberles have 3 sons, 15 grand & 32 great grand children.



Rubber Duck Regatta facts At 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, the Freestore Foodbank will celebrate the 18th annual Rubber Duck Regatta, the organization’s largest fundraiser. Here are some fun facts surrounding the event: » The Freestore Foodbank’s Rubber Duck Regatta is the largest and longest-running rubber duck race in the world. » During the event, as many as 150,000 rubber ducks will be dumped into the Ohio River from a semi trailer suspended from the Purple People Bridge. » The owner of the winning duck will win a brand new 2012 Honda Civic LX Sedan and possibly $1 million if their duck is the “Million Dollar Duck.”

The second place winner will receive $100 in Kroger gift cards per week, for an entire year ($5,200 total)! Five additional runnersup will be awarded $500 cash from Kemba Credit Union. » The total weight of the ducks dropped into the Ohio River tips the scales at 22,500 pounds. » It takes hundreds of volunteers nearly 2,000 hours to prepare for the Rubber Duck Regatta. This includes such tasks as prepping the ducks for flight, cleaning them up post-race and of course, managing the flow of events on the day of the event. » Ducks participating in the Rubber Duck Regat-

ta are well-traveled. They fly into Cincinnati from all over the country, including Chicago, IL; Scottsdale, AZ; Evansville, IN, and Aspen, CO. » For just $25 – the price of six ducks – the Freestore Foodbank can feed a family of four for an entire week. Last year’s duck sales netted more than $700,000, enough to provide more than 2.5 million meals. » Even mascot Quacky is digital again this year! Follow the Freestore Foodbank on Twitter and Facebook. Individuals can buy ducks online at www.rubberduck and by phone at (513) 929DUCK (3825).





Sunday Services

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

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



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

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Handicapped Accessible

Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am


ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 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

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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH


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

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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*

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got that high. She says the movers didn’t explain it and wouldn’t unload the Howard truck until Ain they were HEY HOWARD! paid in cash upfront. “They absolutely refused. They said, ‘We’re driving out of here. We’ll go in storage and you’ll pay again for us to re-deliver’,” she said. Quinn ended up paying in full and says she was shocked at what she found when they unloaded the truck. There were more than 20 items missing. “Pots and pans, some of her dishes and chairs were missing. The ironic thing is we paid like $76 a piece to have the glass wrapped for the top of her furniture and it didn’t arrive. So, we paid extra over and above for that and three of the five pieces aren’t here … it’s lost. They don’t know where it is,” Quinn said. A spokesman for Great American Van Lines says they’re still looking for all the items, adding this has never happened before. Quinn values the lost items at about $5,000, but Great

American Van Lines says it’s only prepared to pay her 60 cents per pound. The company spokesman says Quinn didn’t want full replacement value insurance and signed papers to that effect. Quinn says she never was given that option and never turned down full coverage. So I asked the company for the paperwork showing she declined coverage, but have yet to receive it. As a result, Quinn is filing a complaint with federal regulators from the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Under the law, “Unless a shipper waives full value insurance in writing, a carrier’s maximum liability for household goods that are lost, damaged, destroyed or otherwise not delivered to the final destination is equal to the replacement value of such goods.” That’s subject to the declared value of the goods. For more information, log on to Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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

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New legislation signed into law gives the government more authority over interstate moving companies. This comes as the government shut down 75 moving companies last year. But problems with moving companies continue, so you need to beware. Vicki Quinn needed to move her mother from Florida to Colerain Township and searched the Internet for moving companies. She and her sister called several companies. They picked one that wasn’t exactly the cheapest, or the most expensive. “They seemed to be very professional, and that’s kind of how we decided on them,” Quinn said. They picked Great American Van Lines out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “They were very helpful. The mover was incredible. He came, wrapped mom’s things. He taped them and seemed to take great pride in how he loaded the truck,” Quinn said. The cost of the move was estimated to be $1,615, but after the moving truck arrived at the new home the bill jumped to $2,370. Although packing costs had now been added, Quinn says she didn’t fully understand how the bill

Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Senior Pastor Pastor Justin Wilson, Youth Minister Vibrant Teen and Children’s Ministries

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Millions of seniors and disabled Americans across the U.S. depend on highquality, low-cost skilled home healthcare services to meet their medical treatment needs. Thanks to Senator Rob Portman’s support, seniors and individuals with disabilities are able to receive treatment in the comfort of their own home, where they can remain independent and be close to family. As lawmakers look for ways to improve our nation’s healthcare system, the clinical value and cost-effectiveness of skilled home healthcare services can play a key role in achieving savings and securing Medicare for the future.

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Cincinnati Public Radio welcomes new board of directors members The Board of Directors of Cincinnati Public Radio Inc., recently conducted elections for officers and welcomed two new members to the board. The officers for fiscal year 2013 ( are: » Chair – William Fee, Retired Vice President and

General Manager of WCPO-TV, of Hyde Park. » Vice-Chair: Murray Sinclaire Jr., Founding Partner/Co-Owner/President/CEO of Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, Inc. » Treasurer: Richard Gradone, Director at Deloitte Consulting in New-

town. » Secretary: Jeffrey Bickel, Vice President, Analytic Consulting at The Nielsen Company. » Community Board Chair: William Cartwright, retired, of Madeira. » President/General Manager/CEO: Richard

Eisworth of Sharonville. The newest members of the Cincinnati Public Radio Inc., Board of Directors are: » Tysonn Betts - Associate Design Director, P&G Brand Franchise Organization at Procter & Gamble. In addition, Betts is active

in the community at the Elementz Youth Center, Union Baptist Church, Art Academy of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati AIGA. » Tripp Eldredge – President, dmr Interactive. Eldredge is also active with the Cincinnati Children’s Theatre, the Cincin-

nati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and has served as a coach for Wyoming Youth Sports. During the election meeting, the board offered its appreciation to Richard Graeter for his term as chairman of the board.

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Deer Park-native heavy metal band Eyes on Tomorrow is slated to play at WEBN’s Labor Day fireworks on Sunday, Sept. 2. Playing at the P&G Pavilion, band members Sam Hain, Aaron Hendrix, Josh Hurt, D.R. Kevorkian and Dani Kay will take the stage at 2 p.m. PROVIDED


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Shoulder Treatment Options for Active Adults Thursday, September 20 Marc Galloway, MD

Hip Replacement and Resurfacing: New Ways to Live Pain Free Thursday, September 13 Michael Swank, MD

Treatment Options for Knee Pain in Active Adults Thursday, October 11 Marc Galloway, MD

Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement: Advances to Help Decrease Pain and Achieve Success Wednesday, September 19 Frank Noyes, MD

Shoulder Pain Solutions for Active Older Adults Thursday, October 4 Michelle Andrews, MD

Knee Replacement: Advances to Help Decrease Pain and Achieve Success Wednesday, September 26 Frank Noyes, MD


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POLICE REPORTS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Dermot Mackey, 42, 3820 Indianview Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 6932 Murray Ave., July 22. Dawnyne Woodward, 38, 1711 Portman Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Aug. 4. Shane Gibson, 25, 3449 Patterson


Road, drug possession at 4855 Ridge Road, Aug. 4. Trishaunda Elliott, 32, 2680 Lafuelle Circle, possession of drugs at Madison Road and Kenwood Road, Aug. 2.

Incidents/investigations Theft Attempt made to enter vehcile at 5300 Kennedy Ave., Aug. 6.

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS Vehicle entered and purse of unknown value removed at 5572 Red Bank Road, Aug. 2. Vehicle entered and $85 remover at 5427 Ridge Ave., Aug. 9. Storm drain lid of unknown value removed at 5500 Ridge Road, Aug. 9. Ladder of unknown value removed at 6925 Windward Street, Aug. 8. Breaking and entering Residence entered at 2839 Ridgewood Ave., Aug. 6. Criminal damaging Windshield damaged at 6631 Cambridge Ave., Aug. 11.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Andre Wilson, 48, 4711 Estes Ave., theft at 4020 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 3. Juvenile, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery road, Aug. 6. Juvenile, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery road, Aug. 6. Juvenile, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 6. Juvenile, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery road, Aug. 6. Juvenile, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery road, Aug. 6. Brandy Branaugh, 31, 6209 Erie Ave., assault at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 7. Adam Anderson, 32, 210 Tuscarosa Drive, possessing drug abuse instruments at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 6. John Kaufman, 112, 7752 Montgomery Road, disorderly conduct at 7799 Montgomery Road, Aug. 5. Juvenile, 17, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 11.

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Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Juveniles, those 17 and younger, are listed by age and gender. To contact your local police department: » Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Simon L. Leis, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 683-3444 » Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056 » Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 792-7254 8085 Village Drive, Aug. 6. $790 taken through deceptive means at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 3. iPod touch, medication, debit cards valued at $300 removed at 8301 York Street, Aug. 6. GPS valued at $100 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 12. Debit card removed at 7230 Kenwood Road, Aug. 13. GPS valued at $150 removed at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 12. iPhone of unknown value removed from dressing room at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 11. Wallet and contetns of unknown value removed at 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 2. Criminal damaging Reported at 4510 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 7. Vehicle damaged at 7565 Kenwood Road, Aug. 6. Vehicle paint damaged at 8319 Beech Ave., Aug. 12. Burglary Residence entered and medication of unknown value removed at 8214 Monroe Ave., Aug. 6. Identity theft Victim reported at 7300 Dearwester Drive, Aug. 7. Criminal trespassing Victim reported at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. Identity fraud Victim reported at 11670 Currier Lane, Aug. 7.

Juvenile, 17, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 11. Danette Postelli, 20, 924 Erbe Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery road, Aug. 11. Felicia Jones, 21, 1636 Trillum Court, criminal trespassing at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 7. Jerry Jones, 58, 3450 Mchenry Ave., theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 8.

Incidents/investigations Theft External hard drives valued at $2,000 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 22. $600 removed at 12100 Reed Hartman, July 24. Bats valued at $2,700 removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, July 25. Phone valued at $500 removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, July 27. Guns valued at $760 removed at 11758 Conrey Road, July 27. Phone valued at $650 removed at 7896 US 22, July 26. Laptop valued at $500 removed at 7565 Kenwood, July 27. Pit valued at $100 removed at 12180 3rd Ave., Aug. 3. Cell phone valued at $600 removed at 3918 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 4. Purse and prescription of unknown value removed at 12168 Second Ave., Aug. 8. Residence entered and jewelry of unknown value removed at

Toolbank hosts grand opening The Cincinnati Community ToolBank, a premier tool lending resource that serves charitable organizations across the Tristate, celebrated its grand opening Aug. 8 at 2001 Central Ave. The Cincinnati ToolBank will power volunteer projects by making an abundant supply of tools available to nonprofits, schools and faithbased groups that are engaged in charitable activities. The Cincinnati ToolBank will steward and loan an inventory of high quality tools including carpentry, construction, custodial, landscaping gear and more. For just three cents on the dollar of their retail value, charitable organizations can borrow tools and equipment from the ToolBank for a week. The goal of the Cincinnati ToolBank is to reduce the need for community associations, churches, neighborhood gardens and other nonprofit organizations to invest in expensive tool purchases to complete community service projects. To learn more, volunteer or join as a member agency, call (513) 246-0015 or visit


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Wooster Pike: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Tr to M. Bluffs LLC; $3,700,000. Wooster Pike: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Tr to M. Bluffs LLC; $3,700,000. 3881 Miami Run: Reitz Julia D. to Wirth Philomena Tr; $226,000. 6529 Brackenridge Ave.: Chrysler Robert & Laura Mason Chrysler to Finkelstein Aryay; $229,900. 6836 Roe St.: Louderback David M. & Alyssa M. Pharo to Murphy Dennis P. & Stacey D.; $99,900. 7208 Mariemont Crescent: Seitz Andrew W. Meghan Gregory to Nishiura Kate; $189,000.


3919 St. Johns Terrace: Rudolph Karen A. to Bohannon Bret; $85,000. 4363 Webster Ave.: Pittman Ronnie G. & Stephanie A. to

Edwards Robert N. & Mcaninch Jacqueline C.; $109,500. 7812 Monterey Ave.: Vaughan Allison & Richard to Liu Christopher J.; $132,000. 7876 Gail Drive: Gardner William Douglas & Stephanie to Johansen Melissa B.; $119,500.




5800 Rollaway Road: Plettner Deborah D. to Keith & Associates, PLLC; $249,000. 5800 Woodsway Drive: Plettner Deborah D. to Keith & Associates, Pllc; $249,000. 6616 Rosalee Lane: Apke Mary A. to Campisano Frank J. & Romy E. Lee; $245,000. 6794 Dawson Road: Carmody Katherine S. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $100,530. 7141 Wallace Ave.: Roberts Erica L. to Caleca Faris J. & Kristen; $194,500.

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7801 Locust Lane: Walls Gayle A. & Philip B. to Motzer Kristen & August R.; $160,000. 3946 Holman Circle: Mcfarland Charles R. to Meyer Elizabeth A.; $109,000.

8239 Abbott Lane: Havey James P. & Kathleen S. to Kattleman Melvin & Jeri; $256,000. 8240 Montgomery Road: Hsia John & Mary to Hsia Mary Aka Hsia Maynu; $380,000. 8390 Kenwood Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr to Contadino Homes LLC; $275,000. 8548 Deerway Drive: McCarter Edmund D. & Mary S. to Hou Liming & Wu Shaowen; $130,000. 8549 Deerway Ave.: Tadayon Valiyolah & Behnaz Sina to

The Sycamore Senior Center presents its monthly veterans luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. The monthly veterans luncheon will feature the Fresh Spirit Trio as entertainment. The group will provide harmonic, inspirational and patriotic songs.

Bayou Hana M.; $175,000. 8877 Glenover Drive: Glenover Place Building Group LLC to Horst Carolyn; $145,000. 3879 Larchview Drive: Asbrock Michael A. & Vicki L. Stewart to Combs Rachel Rene; $136,000. 3935 Belfast Ave.: Misner Michael G. to Edwards Penny; $71,500. 4238 Kugler Mill Road: Foster Tom A. & Rosemary to Cei Properties LLC; $45,000. 4452 Matson Ave.: Wiczer Brian & Elizabeth to Palmer Susan J.; $117,000. 8332 Wicklow Ave.: Berberich Donald S. Jr. to Schroeder Christopher; $118,000. 8473 Wicklow Ave.: Clark Ryan T. Tr to Better Mitchel A.; $112,500. 8732 Sturbridge Drive: Richey Susan M. to Hamilton Scott C. & Anne E.; $305,000.

DEATHS Victor J. Eastin

Victor J. “Butch” Eastin, 64, of Madeira died Aug. 7. Survived by children Joey, Christian and Nathan Eastin, Jordan Spencer, Shane Eastin and Alicia Eastin.; 11 grandchildren; siblings Barb Cooper, Betty Kruetzkamp, Earl Meyer, Richard “Buddy” Eastin,



Community veterans, their widows and families come together the last Friday of each month for fun, fellowship, food and sharing. Call Sgt. Homer Wilson at 745-0617 or Jackie Phillips at 984-1203 by one week before the luncheon for reservations for a provided box lunch.


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Warranty Protection Cadillac Powertrain Warranty[2] is 30K miles more than Lexus and 50K more than BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The 4-year/50,000mile[1] Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty covers repairs on your entire vehicle, including parts and labor, to correct problems in materials or workmanship.






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Kenton County Public Library

Cincinnati’s Public Library Thursday, Aug 30, 7 p.m. Symmes Township Branch 11850 Enyart Rd. Loveland, Ohio 45140 Phone 513.369.6001

Wednesday, Sept 12, 7 p.m. North Central Branch 11109 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 Phone 513.369.6068

Monday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. Green Township Branch 6525 Bridgetown Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 Phone 513.369.6095

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St. Paul UMC's new pastor shows his sense of humor In his first sermon as senior pastor of St. Paul Community United Methodist Church of Madeira, Jonathan Kollmann told the congregation the occasion was a lot like his first date with future wife Kimberly Schindler. Except, of course, that the date didn’t go so well because of the squirrels.

Kollmann, then an Indiana farm boy from Rising Sun, met Kimberly in August 1989 on his first day at Northern Kentucky University, where the two were paired in a work study program. He was immediately attracted to the Cincinnati-area suburbanite, despite their different backgrounds.

“She was gorgeous,” he said, “but way out of my league.” When she surprised him with an invitation to go on a date, he quickly accepted. Unhappily, he had previously invited his college roommate to go squirrel hunting on the same day, a mix-up that caused him to be two hours late for the

date. He called Kimberly to explain, but knew it wasn’t a promising start. “My buddy and I had bagged two squirrels,” he recounted, “so when Kim came to pick me up from the dorm she had to wait while I put the squirrel meat in the refrigerator and changed out of my hunting clothes.” Jonathan and Kimberly Kollmann with daughter Emily, 14, and son Benjamin, 12. THANKS TO DON BEDWELL



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Finally dressed for his date, he then goofed by failing to buckle his seat belt – and was told she wouldn’t drive away until he did. He quickly buckled up, and they were finally on their way. Despite that awkward prelude to romance, he told the Madeira congregation, he and Kim celebrated their 20th anniversary July 18. Among other things, Kollmann’s sermon demonstrated to the congregation that their new minister has a sense of humor – and doesn’t mind poking fun at himself. Kollmann, appointed to succeed the retiring Dick Coldwell as senior pastor of the Madeira church, says his arrival at St. Paul from Clough United Methodist Church in Anderson Township hasn’t been nearly as awkward as that first date. St. Paul members have quickly embraced the Kollmanns and their children, 12-year-old Benjamin and 14-year-old Emily. They are impressed by the new minister’s lively sermons and history of leading churches that have thrived in both

spiritual and numerical growth. At Clough UMC, for instance, during his tenure the church grew from 60 in worship to averaging more than 230. Pastor Kollmann has led several churches since he became a committed Christian, transitioning from the “committed party animal” he remembers at NKU. He was called into pastoral ministry after graduating from NKU with a degree in social work. Attending Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., he became youth director at Trinity UMC in Covington and then part-time student pastor at Union Plains UMC in Mount Orab. With his Masters of Divinity in hand, he moved in 1999 to associate pastor at Grace UMC in Gallipolis, then to senior pastor of Fletcher UMC near Piqua three years later. In 2003 Kollmann took the helm of Clough UMC, a church he would guide for 10 years until he received the appointment to St. Paul. The family will continue to live in Anderson Township, where Kim teaches kindergarten at Ayer Elementary School.






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