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His heart ‘rooted in Deer Park’

City mourns Tegenkamp

By Leah Fightmaster

Not only did a family lose one of their own, and friends lose someone close, but the city of Deer Park lost a councilman, tavern owner and passionate community member in Hermann Tegenkamp. Tegenkamp, 71, died Sept. 10. An immigrant from Germany, Tegenkamp moved to Cincinnati in 1959 and then to Deer Park in 1970. Working as an independent truck driver for about 20 years, he and his wife, Maryhelen, assumed ownership of the Deer

Park Inn in 1981, according to his biography on the city’s website. He and Maryhelen raised three daughters, who in turn gave them six grandchildren. During his tenure on city council, councilmembers noted not only his humor, but also determination and accountability as traits they could depend upon in Tegenkamp. “Residents knew they could always count on him to get answers to any of their questions or concerns,” Councilman Mike Rapp said. Fellow Councilman Ron Tolliver called him “doggedly persistent” about things that needed to be fixed or changed within the city. He also said that even though he wasn’t a native, his

“heart was rooted in Deer Park.” Many felt they could turn to Hermann for answers or action. As owner of the Inn, he interacted with Deer Park residents much of the time, and Rapp said that he cared deeply for them, with his “finger on the pulse of the community.” “He loved his life, kids and customers,” Maryhelen said. “He would do anything in the world he could do for someone.” Not only would he do anything for a person, she added, but he would do what he could for the residents of Deer Park. Maryhelen described her husband as a “voracious reader,” who loved history and stood by what he beSee MOURNS, Page A2

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Hermann Tegenkamp and his wife, Maryhelen, ran the Deer Park Inn for 31 years. Maryhelen said she plans to keep the bar open. FILE PHOTO

Payments for fire and EMS services increase in Sycamore


$70,000 more collected in 2012 By Leah Fightmaster

Sycamore Township’s fire department is seeing an uptick in payment for fire and EMS runs. Fire Chief William Jetter said that through the end of July, the township has billed about $605,000 in funds through Medicount, which bills residents for using Sycamore Township’s fire and EMS services. Out of the amount billed, he said about $319,000 has been collected. Jetter added that he hopes to collect about $625,000 by December, and collections this time last year totaled about $250,000. “People are paying up,” he said, adding he’s pleased about

Two American flags, one facing north and the other south, were attached to the fences on the overpass above Interstate 71 on Kugler Mill Road Sept. 11. This one faces north on I-71. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

their monetary recovery rates. Jetter also said some of the shortfall is a result of no transports, where the department arrives to the scene and the patient doesn’t want to go to the hospital. Many of these are coming from the retirement community Seasons, 7300 Dearwester Drive in Kenwood, whose corporate policy is that when a resident falls, the department must be called to take them to the hospital, but many times the resident refuses transport upon their arrival, he said. The Board of Trustees decided that traffic signal timing, provided by TEC Engineering, during November through January was an effective service to renew for the upcoming winter months. The timing system, which monitors the traffic and lights See FIRE, Page A2

Madeira seeks funds for Dawson Road work Road repair bill expected to hit $1M By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA — Madeira officials are making good on a pledge to seek funding to resurface a bad stretch of Dawson Road. Madeira City Council voted unanimously Sept. 10 to apply to the: » Hamilton County engineer for Municipal Road Fund money generated by the sale of license plates. The engineer will recommend to Hamilton County Commissioners, who make the decision, whether Madeira should get the funds.

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» Ohio Public Works Commission District 2 (Hamilton County) Integrating Committee for Ohio Capital Improvements Fund money. The integrating committee will recommend to the Ohio Public Works Commission, which makes the decision, whether Madeira should get the funds. It will cost an estimated $1million to fix a problematic 0.8-milelong segment of Dawson Road between Kenwood Road and Miami Avenue, Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller said. Madeira hopes to get $100,000 in Municipal Road Fund money and $500,000 in state Capital Improvements Fund money. The city also hopes to learn by the end of this year whether the Dawson Road project will be rec-

ommended for funding. If Madeira gets the money, it would contribute $400,000 from a city street fund with revenue generated by local motor-vehicle license fees, gasoline taxes and some general-fund money, Moeller said. Resurfacing Dawson Road would begin in September 2013. The work would include new pavement and curbs, drainage improvements and installation of a sidewalk along the south side of the street. For more about your community, visit Get regular Madeira updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

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Madeira is applying for funds to resurface this stretch of Dawson Road. THE COMMUNITY PRESS/JEANNE HOUCK

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Out of the amount billed, about $319,000 has been collected. Jetter hopes to collect about $625,000 by December. dents in certain locations, Superintendent Tracy Kellums said. The cost of the service is about $3,000 for the three months, but provides 24hour telephone reporting to change traffic lights if alteration is necessary at any time. Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman called the service “very effective,” while other trustees agreed it was “well worth the money.” For more about your community and to sign up for our newsletter, visit SycamoreTownship.





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Columbia OKs budget By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — The township will spend more than $400,000 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. Columbia Township conducted a public hearing to discuss the budget. No residents spoke during the hearing. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said 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. He said without the loan repayment expenses would be 1.8 percent lower than 2012 projections. The township’s main concern is in the general fund, which has been hit by state cutbacks and eliminations to the tangible property tax and the estate tax. Lemon, who called the state cuts and growing costs a “perfect storm,” said most of the expense categories in the general fund are fixed costs and


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others, like health care and other benefits, continue to rise. The township won’t seek Davis a levy in 2012, but a levy in 2013 is possible, though Columbia Township won’t see any revenue from any proposed levies in the coming year. “We’ll be eating from the reserves,” Lemon said. In 2011, the general fund reserve was at $595,4341 and is projected to drop to $426,286 by the end of this year. Next year, the township is anticipating the general fund reserve to be at $247,260. The township’s general fund for 2012 is expected

to be 7.4 percent lower than projections for 2012. Lemon said the township could look to sell the fire station, located at 6904 Murray Ave., once the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District moves to its new Fairfax station, which is currently being built. He said that could be a “short-term solution” for the township’s financial solutions, though Columbia Township may need to request an operating levy in the next year. Clerk Paul Davis said there is some good financial news coming to the township. Thanks to unspent funds from last year’s property re-appraisal process, the township will receive $23,000 from the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office. “I’ll take every penny,” Lemon said.

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The annual Madeira Music Booster supper is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the high school cafeteria before the MadeiraFinneytown football game. Thanks to the generosity of Kenwood Skyline, Skyline Chili will be served. All proceeds from the Music Booster supper benefit all Madeira Schools music programs.

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town,” she said. In addition to his wife and a brother, survivors include three daughters, Karen Ives of Milford, Angie Chachoff of Deer Park and Alyssa Kellahan of Andrews, S.C.; and six grandchildren. Visitation was Friday with Masonic services and a Kolping Memorial Service at Staley Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday at the Church of St. John the Evangelist.


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Association, he was respected because “if he took a position, he stood by it and couldn’t be bought off.” Maryhelen added that Hermann once told her that if they ever sold the Inn, they would find a house in Deer Park and stay in the city, because he loved the people and thought it was a great place to raise a family. “He really loved this

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Joint Fire District receives equipment from federal grant

Girls volleyball team players Lauren Robinett, left, Lindy Howe, Julia Schroeder and Adelaide Fries will be among those participating in a Volley for the Cure event at the high school Monday, Sept. 24. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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The Deer Park-Silverton Joint Fire District has placed 17 new self-contained breathing apparatus into service on its fire apparatus. The SCBA, bought with a federal grant, provide breathing air to firefighters as they work in toxic or oxygen deficient environments, such as smoke filled buildings. The new SCBA are replacing older packs that no longer meet national standards for firefighter safety. “Our previous SCBA were nearing the end of their life cycle, and the district was starting to look at

ways to budget for an upgrade.,” Fire Chief Donald Newman said. The federal award of $113,500 has eliminated the need to explore additional funding mechanisms for the SCBA purchase. The new packs, manufactured by MSA, were purchased through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This grant is a highly competitive process that evaluates a fire department’s emergency response needs and helps provide critical equipment to protect the public and

emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Among the new features are a heads-up-display that shows the firefighter how much air is remaining in the cylinder; a universal air connection for use in the event of an emergency, and increased cylinder duration from 30 minutes of available air to 45 minutes of air. The district has been able to buy a new fire engine (2007), new protective fire coats and pants (2004), and a new breathing air system used to refill SCBA cylinders (2003).


Members of the Indian Hill High School girls volleyball teams hope to pack the stands with pink. The teams are gearing up for a “Volley for the Cure” event to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation Monday, Sept. 24, at the high school, 6865 Drake Road. Both the varsity and junior varsity girls volleyball teams will be playing. The junior varsity game will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m. All ticket sales for the game, which will feature the Lady Braves competing against the Taylor High School Yellow Jackets, will go to the Susan G. Komen foundation. The foundation is geared toward breast cancer research and preven-

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tion. “It’s fun and for a good cause,” said senior Julia Schroeder, of Symmes Township. “It brings everyone together.” Schroeder and a number of the other volleyball players participated in a Volley for the Cure game their sophomore year. The event is biennial. The 2010 Volley for the Cure raised $1,700. “We’re a lot more involved,” said senior Lindy Howe, of Symmes Township. “We feel like we’re playing to raise awareness.” Teammate Adelaide Fries, a senior from Indian Hill, agreed. “Having the opportunity to play in the game is an honor,” she

said. However, it’s not just the players themselves who are involved in helping out. The parents play a significant role as well. “They work especially hard during this game,” said senior Lauren Robinett, of Indian Hill. T-shirts and “Pink Ribbon Messages to Honor Loved Ones” will be on sale in conjunction with the event. The pink ribbon messages will be posted on the wall prior to the game. Themed baskets will also be raffled prior to and during the event. Forms are available at the high school or online at





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CCD student honored for quick actions Motley saved Scout from bear

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Cincinnati Country Day School student Josh Motley was honored for his quick thinking during a bear attack. Motley, a 2012 graduate, was the recipient of a Heroism Award from the National Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America for his actions helping a fellow Scout during a backpacking trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M. During the trip, which was in the summer of 2010, Motley, who was a group medic, quickly responded when Aaron Myers was viciously attacked by a bear while sleeping in his tent. “(We) thought it was a deer, heard something snarl and then realized it was a bear outside of the tent,” he said. He and others in the camp, including his father, Mark, who was designated as adult group leader, quickly responded by making loud noises to frighten the bear. “This was our fourth bear encounter, so we weren’t as afraid as we might have been,” said Motley. “We knew it was important to make noise to get it out of camp.” Motley speculated the bear might have been

Deer Park discusses various road projects bled base,” he said. Berens said there is no current estimate on the cost of the project yet, but he believed it could be from about $700,000 to $800,000 total. While Safe Routes to School-funded projects, such as the curb bumpouts on Galbraith Road at Beech and Lake avenues, are nearly finished, Berens said the city and school district are looking forward to the 2013 project. The intersection at Plainfield Road and Matson Avenue is slated to receive crosswalks with crossing signals, while the Plainfield and Galbraith intersection will get improved crosswalk signals that count down how long a pedestrian has to cross the street. Berens said the project isn’t expected to begin until next year, but is hoping it might start this year because the 60-year-old traffic signal broke last month. Instead of replacing it now, Safe Routes to School funds will be used to replace it, but until they can be used, the city is leasing a controller from Capital Electric until a new one can be installed for $150 a month.

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Cincinnati Country Day School senior Josh Motley, of Kenwood, is shown with a Heroism Award and medal he received for his actions during a bear attack during a Boy Scout trip in New Mexico. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS deaf since it did not immediately respond to the noise. His father ended up throwing a rock at it, at which point it temporarily left the camp. The bear had grabbed Myers’ head through the tent, so Motley and the others used a towel to apply pressure to his head to try and stop the bleeding. Wounds on his hands were also dressed. “(I) noticed Aaron getting shaky and drowsy and realized he was going

ored along with his father and several other Scouts in April, was quick to praise his peers. “They all pitched in,” he said. During the ceremony, Motley also received an Eagle Scout designation. Although fairly modest about his role in the rescue, he said the incident did leave an impression. “I like to keep my distance from bears now,” he said.

into shock,” Motley said. “We made sure he stayed awake.” An ambulance arrived shortly after. Myers recovery went well, according to Motley, who is a resident of Kenwood. “You think (something like this) is never going to happen, and once it did I was so grateful I remembered all the training,” said Motley, who had taken 20 hours of Red Cross instruction. Motley, who was hon-

While one road project is finished in Deer Park, another is beginning and a third is in consideration. Safety-Service Director Mike Berens said that the improvement project for Hemphill Road is finished, with the signs posted and lines painted onto the road. The reconstruction project for Dalton Avenue is set to begin next week. The road will be rebuilt, from the dirt base to the top layer, with new storm water catch basins, curbs and gutters. Berens said the project is expected to be finished toward the end of November, dependent upon weather and other potential problems, and would expect a more realistic end date to be about the end of this year. City council is also looking into applying for a state capital improvement program, or SCIP, grant from the state to fund a potential improvement project for portions of Redmont Road. Berens said portions of the road would be repaved, while other parts would be completely rebuilt, like Dalton and Hemphill. “The base is crumbled in places, and you can’t repave the street on a crum-

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Madeira zoning issue approved for November ballot Residents would have final say By Jeanne Houck

Anderson Township singer-songwriter John Ford tunes his guitar before resuming his performance at the Madeira Farmers Market May 30. He plays at a handful of venues around the city. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Shoppers connect with musician By Lisa Wakeland

John Ford’s musical style has been evolving for the past three decades. He played the piano during most of his childhood but abandoned the 88 ivory keys for a set of six strings in his early teens. The Anderson Township resident started playing guitar when he was around 8 years old, and his cousin taught Ford a few of the basics. Armed with his Kmart guitar and a few chords, he started experimenting with differently musical styles. “I made up songs and learned a lot on my own,” he said. As he got a little bit older Ford started playing in classic rock bands, mostly influenced by the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. But it was when he saw The Replacements in the mid-1980s that something clicked. “It was that punk mindset and seeing them showed me that anything goes and that stuck with me,” he said.

He joined a few more bands in the 1990s and the early 2000s, but Ford said he started listening to more and more Ray Charles and that started pulling him a different direction. He broadened his listening choices and morphed into the singersongwriter he is today. Ford describes his music as acoustic American roots and said the blues, gospel and country heavily influence him. “I write with those styles in mind and try to come up with a theme,” he said. “I like to pick something I’ve found a renewed interest in.” While he’ll occasionally perform a cover song, Ford said he tries to stick with what he loves to play and not try to appease everyone else’s musical tastes. And he’s often found that his audience will appreciate the original music and it will spark interest or recognition. “I hope there is some kind of connection made,” he said. “Every once in a while it happens, and it’s great.”

Ford performs around the city at a handful of farmers markets and several other outdoor venues. He’s playing the Harmony Hills Vineyard in Bethel on Friday, June 8, and at the Anderson Farmers Market Saturday, June 9. Nancy Downs, who helps coordinate the Anderson Farmers Market, said Ford is one of the most popular and most requested artists. “John has the kind of sound and music that we find the shoppers connect to,” she said. “He has a nice, laid back, bluesyacoustic style that fits well with an outdoor venue. Having him and his type of music at the market it what gives it it’s nice vibe.” He also plays at and Harmony Hills Vineyard once a month through September, at the Anderson Farmers Market once a month through October, performs at the Madeira Farmers Market every Thursday and periodically at Potbelly’s in Kenwood and The Blind Lemon in Mount Adams.

Township to apply for funding By Rob Dowdy

Columbia Township will seek State Capital Improvement Program funding as a way to offset road repair costs in the coming year. The township hired JMA Consultants to conduct a study on township street improvements, with a particular focus on those streets in the Madison Place neighborhood. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the township is still working to prioritize streets based on need and cost before applying for the state grant, which requires the township to commit to pay for a percentage of the project. “We are trying to determine the cost of that,” he said. The minimum the township must cover is 10 percent of the project applied for in the grant. However, Lemon said the higher the township’s percentage of the cost the more likely the project is to be chosen and funded through the State Capital Improvement Program. The township is working to determine how much it can spend while seeking grant funding as the 2013 budget shows a slight in-

crease in spending. Lemon attributed much of that increase to a loan the township took out to help pay for last year’s road improvements. Lemon said Columbia Township is paying $197,000 in principal and $13,000 in interest next

year for the loan. Lemon said once the township identifies its road improvement priorities, the grant applications will be filled out and sent. The deadline to apply for State Capital Improvement Program grants is in September.


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MADEIRA — Madeira voters will decide in November whether residents should have the final say in substantial zoning changes proposed for the city. A representative of the Hamilton County Board of Elections said employees have verified that the Madeira Proud citizens group collected 473 valid signatures to put the zoning issue to a vote in Madeira Nov. 6. Colleen Ossenbeck, an administrative assistant with the board of elections, said 408 valid signatures – 10 percent of the number of Madeira residents who voted in the last general election – were needed. “It will be on the ballot,” Ossenbeck said. Ossenbeck said the Ohio Secretary of State’s office is reviewing the wording of the ballot issue. Earlier this year, Madeira Proud successfully lobbied against zone changes that would have allowed construction of an apartment complex at the former Kutol Products Co. site on Camargo Road in

Madeira. Madeira Proud collected 555 signatures on a petition to put a proposed city charter amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot giving residents the right to vote on legislation approved by Madeira City Council that changes: » a zoning classification of property in the city’s zoning map or land use plan, or » the number of units allowed per acre within a zoning classification. Madeira City Council subsequently weighed in on the issue by taking a straw vote in which members unanimously agreed the proposed charter change is a bad idea. “Basically, the council thought there were enough checks and balances already in place to protect the city from approving bad zoning,” Madeira Mayor Rick Brasington said. “This proposed charter change has the ability to stifle economic progress in the city.”

Madeira Proud spokesman Scott Gehring sees things differently. “We are excited to hear that the board of elections has certified our signatures to put this very important language on the ballot,” Gehring said. “There is nothing more American than voting, and all Madeira residents deserve the right to vote on legislation that could drastically impact the future of our neighborhood.” Meanwhile, Brasington has formed an Economic Development Committee task force to come up with a game plan for the former Kutol Products Co. property and the area surrounding it. Kutol moved to Sharonville last year. For more about your community, visit /Madeira. Get regular Madeira updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

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Deer Park residents and friends teamed up to celebrate the city’s centennial in true American form. Ten wiffleball teams signed up to play in the double-elimination tournament at Chamberlin Park. Teams with at least one Deer Park resident paid $30 to play, while non-Deer Park teams paid $40. Bats and wiffleballs were donated to the tournament by the park board. Winners of the tournament were the DHS Wiffleballers, a six-member team comprised of Kevin Clark, Councilman Dan Lehane, Police Chief Michael Schlie, Mike Thompson and Councilmen Jeff Hall and John Donnellon. They were awarded T-shirts for the event that have “Winner” printed across the sleeve and a prize of $125

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to split with one another. The second-place team, the Norwood Jets, received $75 to split and Tshirts as the runners-up. D.J. Lehane won an award for the most home runs hit during the tournament and received a Home Run Champ T-shirt. Sally Taylor, organizer of the event for the centennial committee, presented a ball signed by the team and the bracket for the tournament to Mayor Dave Collins at the July 9 city council meeting. Both will be displayed in the Deer

ered. Anyone interested in joining should check Deer Park’s website at or At Hand Alliance at for information. It will likely be set up between June and mid-July of next year, she said, and will have a two-day tournament at the end. Taylor called the 2012 tournament a “really fun success.”

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Freshman pushed in science, math Great Oaks program gives ninth-graders a head start on high school course work Summertime. While most 14-year-olds are at the pool, or playing video games, or meeting friends at the mall, one group of area teenagers spent seventeen days slogging through the creek at the Cincinnati Nature Center, touring the Rumpke landfill to learn about solid waste, and doing experiments in the University of Cincinnatis chemistry labs. The 37 new freshmen from Milford, Deer Park, Winton Woods, and Mount Healthy were the 2012 class of the Freshman Challenge, a program created by Great Oaks Career Campuses to help at-risk students get a head start on high school. In the Freshman Challenge, students earn one science high school credit and a PE credit requirement through an intensive curriculum that gives them hands-on experience and, hopefully, a new appreciation for learning. Science is taught in three strands, said teacher Gary Parks of Milford. The students learn engineering and scientific discovery, and then how to combine the two. And the experiences were non-stop throughout the 120 hours of class time. The students learned about global conservation and animal populations at the Cincinnati Zoo and waded through creeks, studying the wildlife in that environment. Students studied math concepts at the Great American Ball Park, went behind the scenes at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and planted flowers at the Civic Garden Center. The students also learned about the science used by firefighters, measured skid marks to better understand the physics of crime scene investigation, and conducted experiments to learn what foods contain the most ener-


Why would a Career Center create a program for incoming freshmen, many of whom may never attend classes at Great Oaks? Because science and math are important, even if a future career isnt directly involve with those subjects. “They are ways to understand and appreciate the world around us,” said Ann Jordan, who developed the Freshman Challenge five years ago. “Through the Freshman Challenge program, students experience physical science coming alive while strengthening their math skills.” Jordan also said that the partnership with the University of Cincinnati is critical. The University, which provided labs, instructors, classroom space, and assistance from teachers-intraining through the Woodrow Wilson Fellows program, has supported the Freshman Challenge throughout its entire existence. Dr. Nelson Vincent, associate dean of the UC College of Education, says 85 percent of careers require a solid foundation in science and math, said. For these students, their time spent on campus is their first college experience. Wherever they go after graduation, we hope it wont be their last college experience. The students’ experience at UC led many of them to make college a part of their long-term plan, she said. Many of these students will be the first generation in their family to attend college. “Think about what you’ve done,” Mount Healthy assistant principal Lincoln Butts told the students on their final day. “You’re one step closer to graduation than all other freshmen in Ohio. Now, get a diploma. Then get a degree. Use this opportunity youve been given.”

Ursuline Academy's new faculty, from left: front, Laura Purdy '99, Megan Sturgeon, Libby Lame '04 and Ashley Bieber; second row, Hayden Mericle '98, Mary Showman, Amy Clark, Laura Johnson, Katy Zwolinski and Alexis Nordrum; third row, Becky Johnson and John Gerhardt. Not pictured, Suzanne Hiernaux Bryce '84. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

13 join faculty at Ursuline Academy Ursuline Academy welcomes 13 new faculty and staff members for the 2012-2013 school year, four of whom are alumnae. The new members are: Laura Purdy '99 (guidance) of Symmes Township; Megan Sturgeon (guidance) of Hyde Park; Libby Lame '04 (coordinator of alum-

nae programs) of Hyde Park; Ashley Bieber (math) of Montgomery; Hayden Emery Mericle '98 (science) of Northside; Mary Showman (Spanish) of Milford; Amy Clark (music) of Hyde Park; Laura Johnson (annual giving coordinator) of Miami Township; Katy Zwolinski

(guidance) of Columbia Tusculum; Alexis Nordrum (guidance) of Montgomery; Becky Johnson (science) of Clifton Heights; John Gerhardt (social studies) of Colerain Township, and Suzanne Hiernaux Bryce '84 (scheduler) of Symmes Township.

SGS grads take charge at Moeller So many “Boys who are Bulldogs” have gone on to become “Men of Moeller” through the years…and not just students. They become leaders. There is a current crop of Crusaders who once called St Gertrude School home and are now making their mark at Moeller High School. Moeller’s students and faculty have chosen the student leadership for the 2012-2013 school year and Moeller’s school captain is Harry Wahl ’13. son of Jim and Trish Wahl of Madeira. Chris Wright ’13, son of Steve and Beth Wright of Madeira, was elected one of the two school vice captains. In addition, the students and faculty

chose the captains of Moeller’s six houses and the new Quiroga House Captain is Kevin Lynch ’13, son of Mike and Colleen Lynch, also of Madeira. “Moeller’s House System has always been blessed with outstanding student leadership,” house director Karen Matuszek said. “The newly elected school captain/vice paptains have all been involved in a wealth of academic, athletic, service, and spiritual activities during their first three years at Moeller. They have earned the respect of both the faculty and their peers. Joseph Pappalardo, son of Jim and Anita Pappalardo of Loveland, was inducted as a

new member of Moeller’s National Honor Society and Chris Wright was elected as vice president of Moeller’s NHS chapter. Dane Mechler, son of Kurt and Susan Mechler of Loveland, is one of the top junior water ski athletes from across the nation to be selected to the National Junior Water ski team. He competed in the Junior Water Ski World Championships in Australia. Mechler began skiing when he was 5 and won his first State and Midwest Regional Championship when he was 9. He set a Midwest record of two buoys at 38 off 34 mph while skiing at a tournament in Mississippi.

Madeira students write powerful words Freshmen Jasmine Mixon and Ja’Vonte Williams from Mount Healthy High School and Jennifer Daugherty of Milford participate in the Great Oaks Freshman Challenge. The summer program gives students a head start on high school. THANKS TO JONATHAN WEIDRICH

Out of more than 7,000 students who started competition at the district level in January, the Madeira Middle School Power of the Pen Team sent three eighth-graders and two seventhgraders to the state competition at The College of Wooster May

24-25. More than 700 seventh- and eighth-grade students made it to the statecompetition. The seventh-grade team consisted of Abby Fisk and Peter Nelson. The eighth-grade team consisted of Addy Young, Hannah Gottes-

man and Kayla Kamil. Abby Fisk and Addy Young made it to the final power round. The top 54 from each grade level go on to compete in the final round. Young finished in 22nd place and Fisk finished in 32nd place.

MND BLESSES BUILDING EXPANSION Mount Notre Dame Student Government President Kelsey Green '13and Senior Class President Maria Rojas '13 cut the ribbon for the school's expansion. THANKS TO NATASHA SHULL

Mount Notre Dame hosted a building blessing for the new 18,000 square foot expansion. This school, founded in 1860, has been continuously growing and needed more space for the students. This new building includes 10 new classrooms, a new career and college center, a new guidance and counseling center, a new student activities center along with updated state-of-the art science laboratories and facilities. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the first steps into the new expansion of the building. The hundreds of guests in attendance had the opportunity to hear from a variety of influential community leaders and school contributors.

At the building blessing for Mount Notre Dame High School's expansion are, from left: front, Penny Asbrock Cunningham '67, past chairman of the board; Kelsey Green '13, student government president, and Maria Rojas '13, senior class president; middle row, Sister Carol Lichtenberg '64, provincial leader of the Ohio Province, Sisters of Notre Dame, and The Rev. Joseph R. Binzer, auxiliary bishop, Archdiocese of Cincinnati; back, Bo Bemmes, mayor of Reading; Tom Joseph, MND chairman of the board; Larry Mock, MND head of school, and Jeff Beckham, past chairman of the board. THANKS TO NATASHA SHULL





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Boys soccer

» Indian Hill shut out Anderson 4-0 on Sept. 8. Kevin Boone had two goals for the Braves. The Braves got by Wyoming 2-1 on Sept. 11 as Tyler Kirk banged in both goals. » Moeller beat Fort Wayne Canterbury 2-1 at the Great Midwest Classic at Indianapolis Sept. 8, 2-1. Dan Marchionda scored both Crusader goals. » Madeira blanked Mariemont 2-0 on Sept. 11 as Stephen Marks recorded the shutout. » Deer Park dumped Norwood 11-3 on Sept. 10 with Matthew Wallet scoring four times and Chris Helton adding three.

Girls soccer

Moeller coach Steve Klonne whoops it up as he’s carried from the field after the Crusaders beat Massillon for the Division I football championship in 1982. FILE PHOTO

A PAGE FROM THE PAST Crusaders bring back coaches

Boys cross country

» Moeller was fourth at the Winton Woods Invitational Sept. 8. Sophomore Eddy Pappalardo was the Crusaders’ top finisher in ninth at 19:09.

Girls cross country

» At the Mason Invitational, Indian Hill finished third with freshman Rhian Horton placing eighth individually in 21:47.

By Scott Springer

KENWOOD — There’s a new artificial turf field, a statue of Gerry Faust and an expansive remodeling of the football coaches’ office going on around Moeller High School. Inside, at a circular table sits two reminders of the Crusaders’ glory years waiting for practice to begin. Among current coach John Rodenberg’s moves in 2012 is the hiring of Steve Klonne and Jim Lippincott to his staff. Klonne was Moeller’s head coach from 1982-2001 and won Moeller’s last state title in 1985. Lippincott is a former Moeller athletic director and coach who spent the last 20 years in pro personnel with the Cincinnati Bengals. Now, Klonne is helping former Crusader and UC Bearcat Doug Rosfeld coach the offensive line and Lippincott is heading up Moeller’s defense. Between them, there’s 43 years of coaching experience. “It’s been great,” Klonne said of his return. “Most of the coaches coaching offense played for me. It’s good to see how they’ve developed and I’ve learned a lot from them.” One thing he’s learned is delegation. Fully capable of verbally admonishing a player, Klonne now leaves that duty to Rosfeld. “He does all of the chewing,” Klonne said. “I do the praise and he does the chewing.” While it’s been nearly 27 years since Klonne hoisted a title trophy and 11 years since his departure, current Crusaders are familiar with his resume. “I think most of the kids know my background because of You Tube and other things that everybody does today,” Klonne said. For Lippincott, his credentials may be overshadowed by his role on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with the Bengals. One

» Indian Hill beat Loveland 4-1 on Sept. 8. Claire Brown, Piper Fries, Rachael Ballish and Taylor Jackson scored for the Lady Braves. » Madeira beat Cincinnati Country Day 2-0 Sept. 8. Shannon Williamson and Ashlynne Huon scored the Amazon goals. The Amazons beat Mariemont 2-1 on Sept. 12. Toni Alloy had both goals. » Mount Notre Dame downed Lakota West 2-1 on Sept. 8 on goals by Rose Lavelle and Sam Leshnak.


Veteran Moeller coaches Steve Klonne, left, and Jim Lippincott have been valuable additions to head coach John Rodenberg's 2012 staff. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

» Mount Notre Dame beat Vandalia Butler Sept. 8, 25-10, 25-5, 25-20. The Cougars beat Ursuline on Sept. 11, 27-25, 2521, 22-25, 25-19. On Sept. 13, MND beat St. Ursula, 24-26, 2518, 22-25, 25-23, 15-11. » Madeira beat Finneytown Sept. 11, 25-16, 21-25, 25-13, 25-


Boys golf

» Moeller tied St. Xavier and beat La Salle and Elder Sept. 11. Andrew Benza led the Crusaders with a 35 and Mason Eckley shot 36. » Madeira beat Mariemont and Reading Sept. 11 at Weatherwax as Quinn Ourada shot a 40 for the Mustangs. » Indian Hill beat Reading and Finneytown in a tri-match Sept. 13 as Eddie Fink medaled with a 38 at Terrace Park.

Girls golf

» Indian Hill beat Loveland by nine strokes Sept. 10 at Hickory Woods. Pari Keller shot four over par to medal. Keller medaled again with a 38 at Eagle’s Nest as Indian Hill beat McNicholas and Taylor in a tri-match Sept. 13. » At the Girls Greater Cincinnati League championships at Weatherwax, Mount Notre Dame was third in the Scarlet Division. Senior Mackenzie Ward shot 81 for the Cougars.


» Indian Hill beat Cincinnati Country Day Sept. 10. Brynn McKenna and Caroline Andersen won in singles for the Lady Braves. Indian Hill beat St. Ursula 4-1 on Sept. 12 with freshmen Meredith Breda, Maren McKenna and Caroline Andersen winning singles. The Lady Braves blanked Summit Country Day Sept. 13. Sweeping doubles were Brynn McKenna/Abby Singer and Katie Thomas/Jessie Osher. » Madeira shut out Harrison 5-0 Sept. 10. Maggie Gray/ Rachel Culley and Madeline Gelis/Audrey Mauch swept doubles. The Amazons blanked Finneytown on Sept. 11 with Julia Vanderlinde, Celia Kline and Katie Derenthal sweeping singles. On Sept. 12, Madeira got by Badin 3-2 with Gray/Culley and Gelis/Mauch sweeping doubles. » Mount Notre Dame beat McAuley 4-1 on Sept. 13. Sandy Niehaus, Sydney Landers and Catherine Murphy swept singles for the Cougars.

Crusaders stay unbeaten; Mustangs roll By Scott Springer and Gannett News Service

Moeller new defensive coordinator Jim Lippincott instructs a player during preseason work for the Crusaders. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“Back in the ’80s, the offense you had to stop was the split-back veer. Now, you’ve got four and five receivers on the field.” JIM LIPPINCOTT of his duties during training camp was informing players of their eminent departure. “It gets brought up once a week,” Lippincott said. “There were guys in the parking lot the other day that said they watched it the night before. It must have repeated on NFL Network.” While back in familiar hallways, many from the Lippincott’s previous Moeller stint are gone. The joy of the new job comes from his time in the

office prior to practice. “The thrill of it for me was walking back in the door with Steve,” Lippincott said. Lippincott now heads up a defense that has 40 blitzes and 15-16 different coverages by his estimation. It’s complexity by necessity. “It’s had to change because of how offenses are being run,” Lippincott said. “Back in the ’80s, the offense you had to stop See MOELLER, Page A9

Madeira High School senior quarterback Zack Jansen was 15-18 for 259 passing yards and a touchdown in the 38-21 win over Mariemont Sept. 14. He also had 101 yards rushing and with two rushing scores. Madeira senior running back Timmy James ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Next game: Against Finneytown Sept. 21.

Moeller 34, Louisville St. Xavier 27

The Crusaders had a 21point second quarter to get out to a 24-10 halftime lead and the eventual victory to remain unbeaten in the Sept. 14 win against Louisville St. Xavier 34-27. Quarterback Spencer Iacovone was 16-21 passing for 235 and a touchdown to Casey Pieper. Pieper had seven grabs on the night for 137 yards. Iacovone also ran in a score and Keith Watkins ran for 104 yards and a pair of touch-

downs. Next game: at St. Xavier Sept. 21.

Reading 33, Deer Park 6

The Blue Devils improved to 2-2, while the Wildcats dropped to 1-3 after the Sept. 14 game at Reading. Sophomore Jesse Walker had a 65-yard free kick return in the second quarter after a team safety. Deer Park’s lone score was a fourth quarter touchdown pass from Trevor Andrews to Markus Johnson. Next game: The Wildcats host Taylor Sept. 21.

Wyoming 18, Indian Hill 13

Wyoming Cowboys junior quarterback Will Marty was 17 for 30 for 228 yards with a touchdown and rushed 13 times for 68 yards and another score to lead Wyoming over Indian Hill 18-13 Sept. 14. Indian Hill junior running back Mac Carrier led Indian Hill with 17 carries for 119 See FOOTBALL, Page A9



Madeira adds 5 to hall of fame Class honored at Sept. 21 game

Among coach Susan Savage's leaders for the Indian Hill girls cross country team are, from left, sophomore Sabrina Bulas, junior Elena Horton and her sister, freshman Rhian Horton. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Another Horton leads Indian Hill runners Boys, girls teams full of talent By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — In her numerous years as cross country and track coach at Indian Hill High School, coach Susan Savage has coached numerous siblings. Last year, she had two Heinbachs (Kathleen and Elizabeth) and two Hortons (Adrian and Elena). Now, she’s lost one Horton to graduation, but added a new one as a freshman. Junior Elena Horton had the best time in the Cincinnati Hills League through mid-September. Behind her, in third place, is Elena’s freshman sister, Rhian. Actually, at the recent Mason Invitational, Rhian beat her older sister. However, passing the torch may be a bit premature. “Elena was dealing with a cold issue,” Savage said. “She went out well, but with the weather and everything, she didn’t run well.” The upside is Rhian Horton did run well, as did the Lady Braves supporting cast. “She’s looking very good,” Savage said.

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was the split-back veer. Now, you’ve got four and five receivers on the field.” Among his current defensive stars are Michigan State-bound linebacker Shane Jones and 6foot-6 defensive back Sam Hubbard, who’s committed to Notre Dame for lacrosse, but might also catch Brian Kelly’s eye. On the other side of the ball, Klonne has a keeper in future Miami Hurricane, Alex Gall. “Alex is as good an offensive lineman that

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yards. Next game: Thursday, Sept. 20, at Mariemont.

Clark Montessori 21, Cincinnati Country Day 0 The Cougars went to 3-1 with the win over CCD

“They’re are working really hard. They want to be good and there’s nothing more you can ask for.” One of the bright spots for Indian Hill has been the performance of senior Brittany Brown. Along with Sabrina Bulas, she’s among the top 10 runners in the league. “She has played volleyball in the past, but has always run road races and decided to come out,” Savage said. “She has really looked very good. She’s really a nice addition.” Beyond Brown and Bulas, Sara Schwanekamp, MacKenzie Owens, Anna Defendiefer, Lauren Vanatsky, Kelli Gerlinger, Jenny Blazic and Laura Martz are in the CHL’s top 20. The Lady Braves travel in a tight-knit pack. “That’s how we train them,” Savage said. “They try to stay together as long as they can. They hang on. Sometimes they can and sometimes they can’t. You try to work as a team.” The strategy is a luxury of depth and talent. “You have to have the kids that are within each other and able to run about the same,” Savage said. “Our numbers are good. I have the largest squad I’ve ever had. I have 27 girls and 23 boys. We’ve never

been that big before.” Armed with sudden popularity and a full squad of Indian Hill boys and girls, Savage hopes to advance in the postseason. The chief competition for the Indian Hill girls are likely Mariemont and Wyoming. The boys road ahead also has Cowboys in the way. “We weren’t 100 percent at the Mason Invitational,” Savage said of Indian Hill’s boys. “Three of my guys were taking the ACT. They’re going to be in the mix. Wyoming’s pretty tough. They’re going to be the team to beat for the boys.” Top runners for the Indian Hill boys include seniors Austin Hughes and Mason McClay, sophomore Wells Coalfleet and freshman Trent Geyer. Senior John Stephen and juniors Joe Majchszak and Joseh Leibel are also top-20 league runners. “It’s a long season ahead,” Savage said. “If we can’t win the league with the boys, we’d like to get back to regionals like we did last year. They’re working hard and the numbers are there. We’ll just have to see how things go.” Next up for the Indian Hill runners is the Centerville Stampede Sept. 22.

I’ve seen here in some time,” Klonne said. “He’s among the top two or three with those that were here when I was here.” Those no longer on the field with Steve Klonne can find him every third Thursday at Buffalo Wild Wings in Kenwood holding court with former Crusaders. He calls the relationships with his guys his reward for coaching. “Anyone that graduated from Moeller and played football or anyone that wants to come can come,” Klonne said. Both Klonne and Lippincott credit head coach John Rodenberg for his ability to coach at the historical program with all

of today’s demands. The Crusaders are ranked high in the state and in the nation. Are they good enough to win the first state title since Klonne’s ‘85 squad? “Offensively, it’s a very good team,” Klonne said. “We have good lineman, good receivers, good running backs. If we take care of our business and don’t have a lot of turnovers, I think we’ll be very successful.” Next in line for the Crusaders are the Bombers of St. Xavier Sept. 21. A video of coaches Klonne and Lippincott can be found on

Sept. 14. Raeshawn Brown had a 16-yard touchdown run and Damond Edmonds a 40-yard fumble return. The Clark defense has not allowed a point in six straight quarters. Next game: CCD plays Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Sept. 21.

four turnovers. Quarterback Connor Osborne threw for 155 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Tyler Renners led the ground attack with with 115 yards on 14 carries. CHCA racked up 394 total yards and improved to 4-0 with the win. Next: CHCA plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at CCD for a league game.

CHCA 58, Cincinnati Christian 0

CHCA held Christian to just 39 yards and forced

The Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its 2012 Class in a ceremony at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, in the Madeira Stadium before the football game with Finneytown. Prior to the induction, there will be an hors d'oeuvre buffet at 5:30 P.M. on the high school's Hall of Fame Plaza for the new inductees, their family and friends and current members of the Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2012 inductees are:

country for one season from 19801984. In 1984 she advanced to the Class AA girls' track meet Gleason in both the 200-meter and 400-meter running events and wound up finishing in fourth-place in the 400-meter run. For her athletic endeavors, Bridget was awarded the girls 1984 Madden Award. When she graduated, she had a 4.0 G.P.A. Now Bridget Sweeney, she and her family live in Southlake, Texas.

offensive and defensive tackle in football along with kicking off and extrapoint attempts. Spears Rick's basketball coach, Bob Gardner, recalls his hustle and ability to drive the baseline and put the ball in the basket. In track, Rick ran the 100, 220 and 440 events along with being on the relay team. For his successes, he was the winner of the boys' 1975 Madden Award. Rick is now a resident of Phoenix, Ariz.

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He played both baseball and basketball for four seasons each in the years from 1995-1999. On the baseball front, Ken was a standout pitcher and logged a 29-2 record over four years while batting .354. He pitched and won six of the games in the 1999 Division III Baseball Tournament helping Madeira capturing the state title. In four seasons of basketball, he scored 997 points helping lead MaFields deira to a combined 70-23 record during that span including a trip to the 1999 Division III state semi-finals. Ken and his family now reside in Lebanon, Ohio.

Coached a number of sports during 22 seasons from 1972-1994. Those sports were: Girls and boys basketball, boys soccer, football, softball and boys and girls track. In those roles, his teams achieved great success and as a result, Roger was the recipient of many coaching Shipman awards. Observers have pointed out that he not only displayed a passion for coaching and winning the sports he was involved with, but also for the well-being of the young men and women he coached. Roger now lives in Waycross, Ga.

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Participated in football, basketball and track for four seasons apiece from 1971-1975. Rick played both

She ran track and played volleyball for four years and was in cross-

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Was a valuable member of the volleyball, basketball and softball teams for four years each from 19962000. Ann's coaches easily remember her as a steady, hard-working athlete and for her court awareness and always being a team player. She played both guard and forward in basketball and a setter in volleyball. Ann was named the winner of the girls' 2000 Madden Award. Along with her athletic abilities, she also was a member of the National honor Society. Now Ann Grosse, she and her husband live in Brookline, Mass. The Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Staubach Fame is sponsored by the Athletic Boosters. It has inducted an annual class each fall since 1991.



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Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134


Faith in planning commission

Half-baked! That’s my first reaction to describe the ballot proposal by Scott Gehring and his Madeira Proud group to require an automatic vote on every, I repeat, every major zoning decision approved by council. Their basic assumption is that council’s zoning decisions are wrong until they are voted on by the electorate. To put it more succinctly, the idea is totally ill-conceived! Especially when we will be betting $10,000 of taxpayer’s money (funds we cannot afford) on each special election that does not happen to

fall in the normal voting cycle. As Ken Born so appropriately commented, the Planning Commission is comDavid prised of Hoffman COMMUNITY PRESS dedicated Madeira residents GUEST COLUMNIST who have experience in zoning, are highly analytical and have the ability to perform the research necessary to make well-informed decisions. They spend personal time

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Tegenkamp best of Deer Park

One of the best things about living in a small community is its colorful characters and good people that become part of the resident’s lives. Our small town of Deer Park, only 0.9 square miles in size, lost one of its best Sept. 9 when Herman Tegenkamp passed away. Herman was the owner of the Deer Park Inn on Blue Ash Road, as much a fixture in the city of Deer Park as is likely to be found, and a good friend to me and many others. Feisty and rambunctious, Herman wore his German heritage proudly and was the king of his castle. The Deer Park Inn is a local watering hole where everyone knows everyone. A new person is easily recognizable yet always welcome. The beer is cheap and cold and a story looms in every corner of the building where Herman and his wife, Mary Helen, live upstairs. A special beer is stocked at the request of my husband and son, and I am always greeted with a glass of chardonnay when I walk in the door. No questions asked. I once brought some friends there for a girls’ night out and, seeing that one of them had had too much to drink, Herman took her keys away and told her that she was going to spend the night at my house. That was that. Shenanigans were just not tolerated. Yet whenever I saw Herman, he greeted me with a hug and a welcome that made me feel like seeing me was the best thing that happened to him that day, right before he turned around and argued with someone about something they were saying. Small town America.

Home. In addition to owning and operating the DPI, Herman could be found every Sunday morning at St. John the Evangelist church, at local festivals and town gatherings, and in his seat on Deer Park’s City Council, trying to make our town the best it could be. You might not have always agreed with him, but he was part of what makes my little city of Deer Park, although within walking distance to Kenwood Towne Centre and 10 minutes from downtown, the best “Mayberry” community I could have ever dreamed of finding to raise my family and call my home. Cheers to you, Herman. I’ll buy you a drink when I get to heaven.

Terrie McGoron Deer Park

Family thanks police officer

My family and I would like to thank Officer Mike Miller of the Madeira Police Department for his time and commitment in solving a car break-in at our home in October 2011. Fifteen cars in Madeira were broken into that evening (windows smashed) with valuables taken and pawned. Officer Miller followed up with serial numbers at pawn shops, recovered the stolen items and apprehended one of the involved criminals. It took 11 months and three court appearances by Officer Miller, but a conviction resulted. Through his dedication, this seemingly small matter was resolved. Many thanks.

Diane Herndon Madeira

to study zoning related topics, keep current with national zoning trends, etc ... Mr. Gehring’s bold statement that: “Madeira residents are unable to navigate the confusing and cumbersome referendum process” is a slap in the face to our citizens. Tell us Mr. Gehring, if in your opinion, the residents can’t figure out the referendum process, how are they ever going to understand the intricacies of the entire zoning process in order to make an informed vote? Perhaps the inability to understand the referendum process is one of Mr. Gehring’s short-

comings, but to generalize his apparent deficiency across the entire population is disrespectful and self-serving. It begs the question, “Do we all just rely on Madeira Proud to tell us how we should vote in each instance?” As noted in recent articles in this paper, Mr. Gehring and his followers have a passion for exaggeration and fiery rhetoric to “sell” their opinions. This tendency to put emotion before logic is not the way to direct the development and economic future of our fine city. My feeling is that these deci-

sions are best left to those whom we have entrusted to their elected position to guide us appropriately. If we honestly feel that they got it wrong, there are established, and really not all that complicated, steps to undo the wrong. Voters’ rights are protected, we don’t spend money needlessly, and we maintain the integrity of a tested government system. David Hoffman is a resident of Madeira.

$80,000? It’s your money What does $80,000 of your tax money buy? In a recent guest column in Suburban Life the author (Sami Smith) indicated that $80,000 of taxpayer money is a small price to pay for a couple of weeks’ faster completion of Madeira’s street repair program. Ms. Smith implied in her article that the city should have employed the next highest bidder who would have completed the project faster than the contractor who was hired to do the job. Rick Staubach This would COMMUNITY have meant PRESS GUEST spending an COLUMNIST additional $80,000 of your tax money for a little shorter time to complete the job. As city council has been communicating with the residents for the past two years, there is a financial crisis occurring across the state of Ohio, which requires all governmental jurisdictions to be more prudent than ever with local tax dollars. $80,000 to a city the size of Madeira is a substantial amount of money and provides our residents many of your services over a year’s time. For example: » buys one year supply of road salt and overtime costs for snow removal; » funds community events

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for two years such as the Independence Day parade/ fireworks, street dance and other recreation events; » nearly funds one police officer or fire fighter position for one year; » funds the cost of leaf and brush collection for almost two years, and » buys one large dump truck for snow removal. To save a short period of time at a cost of $80,000 would be fiscally irresponsible. As it turns out the $80,000 we saved allowed us to pave a street that was not originally included in this year’s resurfacing program. We were able to make a 15- to 20-year investment in our infrastructure by replacing

the curbs and paving Maple Avenue. In this case the city had no reason to reject the contractor’s bid; in fact, we were happy to accept a bid that saved such a substantial amount of money. To state “you get what you pay for” indicates Ms. Smith does not understand how the process works and further seems to indicate that she has a “money is no object” perspective of government. Ms. Smith’s support of the proposed charter amendment (Issue 14) that requires all zoning issues approved by city council to go on the ballot further supports this notion. Each and every ballot issue will cost the city nearly $10,000 no matter how large or small of an impact the zoning change would make in the community. For a community like Madeira, which may have multiple zoning issues under consideration, this can add up quickly. Whether it is $10,000 or $80,000 of your tax money, Madeira’s City Council and administration are constantly striving to efficiently put your money to work in the community. The 2012 street program is substantially finished, the quality of the work is more than satisfactory and I, for one, think we obtained a “good deal” for all of Madeira on the project.

Rick Staubach is chair of Madeira City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee.

CH@TROOM Sept. 12 question Do you think a former Navy SEAL who participated in the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden should have written a book about the mission without first submitting it to U.S. government officials for pre-publication review? Do you plan to read the book? Why or why not?

“I will not read the book. First, I feel when you work for the government at that level things are classified and should remain that way. Second, I do not care how Osama bin Laden was executed, I am just grateful he was killed. All the people that were executed on 9/11 were unarmed.” K.L.S. “As a strict Tea Partier with a

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more libertarian leaning, I feel that anyone in our nation should be able to express their first amendment rights in whatever way they see fit. “He is already putting his life on the line on a daily basis, and since my tax dollars, support the military, I deserve to know as much as possible about anything the military is engaging in. “I'm definitely going to read it.



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I'm glad he didn't submit it for government review. If he'd done that, you'd have half of the book crossed out and redacted. “God bless the rugged American individualism, that's the driving force behind this country.” I.P. “This is a tough one. I respect our military, and have especially high regard for the SEALS, whose ranks include one of my grand nephews. “During my time in the Navy, I learned about 'classified information.’ At that time, the degrees of classification were known as "Confidential", "Secret" and "Top Secret." Anyone who was given access to classified information was under obligation to abide by rules established for each of

those degrees. “I do not know what prohibitions were put on the members of that SEAL team by the authorities, and I certainly would not approve of any actions on their part which would jeopardize United States security. But none of the media coverage is giving any information on what the SEAL team members were told with regard to 'classification.’ If they were sworn to secrecy, and given security clearances, that would be one thing. But if they were under no order to keep everything that happened 'under wraps,’ that is something else. “Our current government gives me some reason to think they might at times be overstepping the boundaries of legitimate authority, and I'm not ready to

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simply take what people like Eric Holder or President Obama say at face value. And yes, I think I will read the book, if I can find it.” Bill B. “The book should not have been written until a long time after the event. The SEALS and lots of other legitimate people are engaged in work that is secret, and rightly so. “Will I read it? What difference does it make now? But if I was a member of the enemy's counterintelligence I sure would." F.N.

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IN A POD East Side Players conclude summer season with ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ production

Prince Dauntless, played by Joseph Bermingham, leads the singing of "Song of Love." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

David Valmore of Oakley plays flute as part of the live orchestral theatre accompaniment. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


he East Side Players con-

cluded another successful summer of delightful musical theatre with the very popular production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” The musical comedy ran for eight evening performances in mid-August at the Blue Ash Recreation Center Amphitheatre. The play (music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer) was written as an adaptation to the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” and is always a popular choice for high school drama programs and community theatre groups. Here are a few scenes from the show.

Photos by Terrence Huge/For The Community Press

Queen Aggravain, Karen Sence, places one tiny pea under the mattresses. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jason Hicks (left) and Ryan Kime catch Claire Rowe, as Princess Winnefred, singing "Shy." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Wide-eyed Anne Wessinger of Blue Ash plays a "Little Princess" in this early scene. She's a first-grader at Maple Dale Elementary. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A first-time ESP performer, Eleanor Bermingham of Reading, plays the role of the Wizard. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 Art Exhibits All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. In celebration of 120-year anniversary. Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes NFL Kick-Off, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Learn how to prepare foods sure to score with the fans. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

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. Free admission. 745-5685; Blue Ash.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, For people who suffer from addiction, their families and friends, to come together in a supportive, confidential support environment. Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.

Art Exhibits

Journaling for Personal Transformation, 10 a.m.-noon, Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Weekly through Oct. 26. Learn journaling techniques that will help you take steps to positively transform your life, take action on your dreams and move forward with your goals. Ages 18 and up. $149. Registration required. 272-1171; Silverton.

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.

Music - Acoustic The Foles, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Theater

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

The Fox on the Fairway, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Music - Concerts


On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, this comedy recalls Marx Brothers’ classics. $17. Through Sept. 23. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Seminars Caregivers Assistance Network: Caregiving Conference, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Conference features Elaine Sanchez, author, speaker and Caregiver Survivalist. Her Caregiver Boot Camp: Survivor Training program is dynamic and insightful program focusing on practical approaches to aging issues and caregivers. Ages 21 and up. $100 professionals, $40 care givers. Registration required. 929-4483; Blue Ash.

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. 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. 673-0174. Blue Ash. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Madisonville.


Music - Blues

Tom Simmons, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Writer and comedian. $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Growing Stronger, 10:30-11 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 12. Ages 65 and up. Focus on functional exercises to improve balance and core strengthening. $200. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

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

Blue Ash Thursday Afternoon Concerts, Noon-1:30 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, John Ford. Free. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes


Tom Simmons, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Karaoke and Open Mic

$50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

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. Through Dec. 8. 315-3943; Silverton.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Waiting room. Third class: Monitoring What do the numbers mean? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville. Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road, Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Sycamore Township.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 10:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Music - Concerts Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With Minsun Park, pianist and friends. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.

Music - R&B Metro City All Stars, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Tom Simmons, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12.

Karaoke and Open Mic The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center is having its fifth annual "An Evening at the Barn" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 21, at the Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. The event will highlight original fine art displayed in the gallery, donated for sale by club members to benefit the Barn Foundation, the Barn and ongoing community programs. Mini Masterpieces will also be available for $99. This is a perfect chance to buy original fine art reasonably priced by artists whose work usually sells for much more. Raffle items include four tickets to Cincinnati Ballet's performance of "Alice" on Oct. 26-28 and four tickets to a play of one's choice from Playhouse in the Park and dinner at Room with a View before the performance. The event is $50 per person. Register at, and call 272-3799 for more information. Pictured is impressionist Dixie Selden's painting, "Quebec City, 1919," which will be for sale at the event. THANKS TO DIXIE SELDEN

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Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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.


On Stage - Opera Opera in a Box, 2-3 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Thrilling introduction to art form of opera. Jonathan Zeng brings opera paraphernalia including costumes and performs selected works. $5 per family. Registration required. 272-3700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.



Hang at the J, 7-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Games, swimming, crafts, movie or special activity and childfriendly dinner. Bring swimsuit and towel. $27, $20 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

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

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 Dining Events Farm to Fork: A Celebration of Women Farmers, 5-8 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Honoring women farmers and encouraging women to follow in their footsteps. Meal prepared by local chef Tami Whitfield and her sous chef Joe Kirchmayer of Cafe 45140 with locally-sourced ingredients, including Grailville-grown produce. $35. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

On Stage - Children’s Theater The Sword in the Stone, 1-2:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Meet the mysterious and magical Merlin, who helps young Arthur discover the real magic he needs to become king. Program of the Wolf Center for Arts & Ideas. Free. Presented by ArtReach. 761-7500. Amberley Village.

On Stage - Comedy Tom Simmons, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgo-

Religious - Community Trinity Community Church 60th Anniversary Celebration Picnic, 11:30 a.m., Francis R. Healy Community Center, 7640 Planfield Road, Lunch, games and fellowship for members past and present. Free. 791-7631; Deer Park.

MONDAY, SEPT. 24 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. 351-5005; Madeira.

Cooking Classes Cooking with the Chef, 7-9 p.m., Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, With Chef Steve Geddes, Local 127. Cooking demonstration followed by sampling of items with chefs from area restaurants. Includes wine. $30. Registration required. 469-1400. Symmes Township. Ohio Valley Valley Apple Four-Course Dinner, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Class designed to share great recipes that use the bountiful supply of fresh fall apples.

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

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 Art Exhibits All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Business Classes Using Facebook To Attract Business, 9-11 a.m., CMC Office Center Blue Ash, 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 105. Cover: Why you simply must build a Facebook page for your business, How to set up and name a Facebook business page, How to draw customers and clients to you, What to say on your page and why, How to brand your business on Facebook and more. $30. Registration required. 888-653-6614; Blue Ash.

tients. 967-4765. Madisonville.

Youth Sports Swim Team: Dolphin Juniors, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Weekly through Dec. 5. Dedicated to providing a quality competitive activity founded on the full development of each athlete. Ages 6-8. $120. Reservations required. 791-5000. Blue Ash.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 Art Exhibits All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Business Meetings Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Ohio Signature Event: Cultural Competence in an Interconnected World, 2:30-7 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Daria Blackwell leads panel of industry experts who share specific examples of what they are doing to incorporate cultural competence into their businesses and how it is impacting patient outcomes. Conversation, food and drinks. $75, $60 members. Registration required. 256-6585. Amberley Village.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Health / Wellness Cancer Grads Networking Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Cancer survivors that have completed treatment connect and support each other through professionally facilitated networking group. 791-4060; Blue Ash.

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


Music - Concerts

Caregivers Assistance Network: Nobody Knows What You Want If You Don’t Tell Them, Noon-1 p.m., Marielders Inc., 6923 Madisonville Road, Patricia Gaines, community outreach coordinator with Hospice of Cincinnati, discusses living wills and durable powers of attorney and how they can better prepare you in event of crisis. For seniors. Free. 929-4483; Mariemont.

Blue Ash Thursday Afternoon Concerts, Noon-1:30 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Chris Comer Trio. Free. 745-6259; Blue Ash. Summer Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Howard Bloemker Orchestra: selections include big band, Latin, dixieland, show tunes, pop, country and more. Outdoors. Bring seating. Free. 247-1330. Montgomery.

Farmers Market

On Stage - Comedy

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. 683-0491; Loveland.

Tony Woods, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, One-of-a-kind veteran comic and actor. $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Youth Sports Swim Team: Dolphin Juniors, 7:20-8:05 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Weekly through Dec. 4. Dedicated to providing a quality competitive activity founded on the full development of each athlete. Ages 8-11. $120. Reservations required. 791-5000. Blue Ash.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 Art Exhibits All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrientdense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. Through Dec. 5. 315-3943; Silverton.

Health / Wellness Crochet for a Cause, 2-3:30 p.m., St. Paul Village, 5515 Madison Road, Meditation Room, Lower Level D. Yarn provided. Bring own needles and patterns if possible. Make caps for newborn babies and prayer shawls for cancer pa-

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Through Dec. 20. 489-0892. Montgomery. 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. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 Art Exhibits All Member Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 791-7044; Mariemont.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, Free. 784-0084. Silverton.

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



Make cream puffs to celebrate Oktoberfest

Cream puffs

This is the same dough you use for eclairs and also cream puff rings. Unfilled cream puffs freeze well after baking. 1 cup water ½ cup butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 large eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Stir in flour, reduce heat to low. Stir vigorously over low heat, about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball and you see a film on the bottom. Remove from heat and beat in eggs, one at a time. By the time all eggs have


The dough used to make these cream puffs can also be used for eclairs. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

been added, you’ll have a thick, smooth paste. On ungreased or parchmentlined cookie sheet, drop dough by slightly less than ¼ cupfuls three inches apart. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Poke a tiny hole or slit in side of each to let steam escape. Cool away from draft, about 30 minutes. Makes about 10 puffs.

Rita’s best and easiest mocha mousse filling Great in crepes, too. Or layered with whipped cream and fresh berries. 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional) 1½ cups whipping cream ¾-1 cup powdered sugar 1 ⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa

Put vanilla, coffee and cream in mixer. Blend. Add sugar and cocoa and blend. Whip on high until stiff. Store in refrigerator.

Fluffy marshmallow filling

CourtHouse weight loss challenge races to end of year It’s proven that a tenpound weight loss can change our health and well-being regardless of how many pounds we should lose. If we lose up to one pound a week until the close of 2012, we are guaranteed a 10-pound weight loss. Need help? Join CourtHouse Fitness for a community Weight Loss Challenge beginning Sept. 19. The program will include two five week sessions. The first, starting Sept. 19, runs until Oct. 24. After a week hiatus, a second session will begin Nov. 7 and end Dec. 12. Mandatory program weighins will be on Wednesdays at either the 6:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. meeting. Each meeting will include a half hour exercise

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Join Rita at Jungle Jims from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. German potato leek soup, classic sauerbraten, potato pancakes, and apple strudel are on the menu. Call 513-674-6059 for details and registration. More Oktoberfest recipes on Rita’s blog, Cooking with Rita.

circuit with personal trainers. Each five week session is $50. Inclusive in this are initial consultations, weekly group meetings that will include a circuittraining exercise session and cash prizes for the top three winners who lose the highest percentage of their initial weight. To schedule your initial consultation, contact Beth Steur directly at 513-3907468 or or call CourtHouse Fitness at 513-2713388. Meetings will be at CourtHouse Fitness Center at 8229 Camargo Road in Madeira. For an additional $20 purchase, Challenge participants will have unlimited gym use and group fitness classes per five-week session.

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CHCA hosts ‘Hope for Holy Land’ On Sept. 22, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy will host a conversation about Christian engagement in Israel and Palestine. This event is part of the “Hope for the Holy Land Midwest Tour USA” that includes 13 meetings in seven U.S. metropolitan areas. The tour is co-spon-

sored by World Vision, a Christian relief and development organization, and The Holy Land Trust, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to improving communities in the Middle East. The event is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at CHCA’s Mrtha S.Lindner Theater, 11525 Snider

Road. The tour’s two-day Cincinnati visit includes sessions at Rohs Street Café and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Sept. 22 and New Jerusalem Baptist Church Sept. 23. World Vision’s Mae Elise Cannon will facilitate the discussion about how global-minded Christians




can advocate for peace by partnering with Israelis and Palestinians committed to security, freedom and dignity for people of the Holy Land. World Vision and The Holy Land Trust describe the tour as “Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, Pro-Peace, Pro-Justice and Pro-Jesus” and explain that the tour “serves to promote a sustainable Christian church in the Holy Land and seeks to improve the lives of children and communities.” Keynote speakers are Sami Awad, Palestinian Christian and executive director of Holy Land Trust, and Lynne Hybels, co-

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Join a weekly intercessory prayer time from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday evening. Each session begins with a time of worship followed by intercession. Pray America is meeting in the contemporary worship space of Armstrong Chapel. For more information contact Sue Heffelfinger 513-527-4639. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is again offering its Divorce Care program to the community and making three additional support groups available too. The following divorce-related programs are offered at the church, 5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill. Divorce Care for Kids, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 209. This 13-week session is for children ages 5-12 years. Divorce Care for Teens, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the “L” youth facility. This 13-week session is for students grades 6-12. Divorce Care, for individuals who are separated or divorced, is Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. It’s a 13-week session and there is no charge. Grief Share, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. This 13-week program will help participants understand the grieving process and offers them resources for re-

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Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian extends appreciation to all those attending Brian Hoffman’s “Tribute To Red Skelton” on June 28. The church is at 8000 Miami Ave., Madeira; 791-4470;

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St. Paul CUMC 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 at 9:30 for all ages. Children’s Mission hour at 11 a.m. Nursery care provided for all services. The church at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

The church’s 60th anniversary celebration picnic is 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Healy Community Center at Chamberlain Park in Deer Park. For information, call the church office. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati; 7917631;

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Hartzell has been at the Blue Ash location 50 years in December. To celebrate the church is having a Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 23. There will be a time of reflection, memories, seeing old friends and displays. They will have one service at 10 a.m. with a catered luncheon to follow. If you attended Hartzell during the transition from Kugler Mill to Amity to Applewood, contact Linda at (513) 891-8527 or email The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive Blue Ash, OH 45236; (513) 891-8527.

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The community is invited to attend the annual blessing of the pets at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on the church grounds. Luvfurmutts, a local animal rescue group, will be in attendance with pet adoptions available to loving homes. A new member class and luncheon will be Sept. 30 after the worship service. Sunday School classes (Bible 101 and the Thoughtful Christian) meet at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday school (pre-K through 12th grade); these classes are conducted after the children’s sermon in the worship service. The church is collecting cereal during the month of September for NEEDS (Northeast Emergency Distribution Services). Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153;

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GREAT OUTDOOR WEEKEND EVENTS Great Outdoor Weekend, an initiative of Green Umbrella, is a sampling of outdoor recreation and nature education activities offered in the region around greater Cincinnati. This year, there are more than 120 opportunities for adults and children to engage with the environment. You might get a little dirt on your hands learning about composting or water on your feet taking a creek walk. You might work your way up 60 feet in the air exploring the tree tops or you could pick up a bow and arrow for the first time and try your shot at archery. And best of all, all programs are free and open to the public. It all happens this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23. All program descriptions, dates, times and locations can be found at » Close Encounters of the Songbird Kind: Mist Netting Sunday, Sept. 23, Children’s Meeting House, 927 O’ Bannonville Road, Loveland. 9 a.m. -noon » Pond Discovery and Exploration Sunday, Sept. 23, Children’s Meeting House, 927 O’ Bannonville Road, Loveland noon - 3 p.m. » Design and Paint Your Own T-shirt Sunday, Sept. 23, Children’s Meeting House, 927 O’ Bannonville Road, Loveland 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. » Guided Critter Hike & Nature Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Sept. 23, Children’s Meeting House, 927 O’ Bannonville Road, Loveland Program runs every hour starting on the half-hour and last 60 minutes. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30pm » Owls, Hawks, and Falcons, Oh My. Sunday, Sept. 23, Children’s Meeting House, 927 O’ Bannonville Road, Loveland 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. » Campfire + Marshmallow Roast Sunday, Sept. 23, Children’s Meeting House, 927 O’ Bannonville Road, Loveland From noon - 3 p.m. » S’mores-n-more in the Nature PlayScape Join us in the Nature PlayScape as we cook and eat S’mores over a fire. Then head out to explore all the fun you can have playing in nature. We will provide the ingredients for Smores; feel... Sunday, Sept. 23, Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 1 p.m.-3 p.m. » Nature Preschool Open House Sunday, Sept. 23, Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

» Raptor, Inc. Presents: Birds of Prey Sunday, Sept. 23, Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 2 p.m.–4 p.m. » Pawpaw Learning Session from Landscape to Lunch Saturday, Sept. 22, Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 2 p.m. » Monarch Butterfly Tagging at CNC Saturday, Sept. 22, Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 11 a.m. -2 p.m. » Bird Banding for the Bird Enthusiast Saturday, Sept. 22, Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford 8 a.m.-10 a.m. » Sycamore Park Stream Splash Saturday, Sept. 22, Sycamore Park, 4082 State Route132, Batavia Ongoing program. Drop in anytime 10 a.m. –2 p.m. » Farm Discovery Days Saturday, Sept. 22, Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Evendale Open Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (also noon -5 p.m. Sunday) » Hayride Farm Tours at Grailville Sunday, Sept. 23, Grailville Program & Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. » Granny’s Harvest Celebration Sunday, Sept. 23, Granny’s Garden School, 600 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. » Greenacres Water Quality Project LLC – Make A Fish Print Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland Available from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. » Water Sampling Like A Pro Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League ,544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and noon. » Archery Anyone? Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland Visit between noon - 3 p.m. » Learn to Shoot: Gun Safety Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland 45140 Multiple times throughout the day: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. » Rescue Me. Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. » Kayak the Little Miami Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland 10 a.m. -11 a.m. ; 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. » Tour a Patrol Boat

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Volunteer recognition

Sycamore Senior Center is off and running for the fall season with a volunteer recognition celebration, honoring city-wide and center volunteers, using the international theme of “Volunteers Make the World Go Round.” Entertainment and food buffets, cocktails, wine and beer all shared international flavor. The center has many home delivered meals volunteer drivers, but has recently increased its service area and is in need of additional drivers to assist in deliveries to homebound seniors. Applicants please call Cynthia Holloway at 513-686-1013 for more information.

Health care and improvement programs

On Oct. 29, Oxford Physical Therapy in Blue Ash will present a discussion on vestibular rehabilitation. Therapist Kelly Burch will discuss how imbalance, dizziness and vertigo symptoms put seniors at risk for falls that can affect a one’s quality of life. These symptoms originate in the inner ear and can often be treated through physical therapy called vestibular rehabilitation. Call 984-1234 to register for this discussion. » On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Hearing Services of the Cincinnati Eye Institute will be providing free hearing screenings (a $100 value) and provide helpful information on understanding hearing loss as one ages. The screening are by appointment only and the service will be provided all day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call 984-1234 to make an appointment.

Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. » Catch a Fish in the Little Miami River Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. » Tree & Leaf Identification Hike Saturday, Sept. 22, FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati Hike 1: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Hike 2: 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. » Creek Walk - Sharon Creek Sunday, Sept. 23, Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. » Tree & Leaf Identification Hike Sunday, Sept. 23, FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati Hike 1: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Hike 2: 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. » Backyard Wildlife Saturday, Sept. 22, Woodland Mound, Seasongood Nature Center, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. » Outdoor Climbing Wall and Archery Sunday, Sept. 23, Adventure Outpost, 10248 McKelvey Road Drop in any time between noon - 4 p.m. » CSI Naturally Saturday, Sept. 22, Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

» Bird Banding Station Saturday, Sept. 22, Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville Drop in anytime between 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. » Camo Hike Sunday, Sept. 23, Woodland Mound, Seasongood Nature Center, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. » Fall Planting to Rejuvenate your Soil Saturday, Sept. 22, Ham. Co. Soil & Water Conservation District, 22 Triangle Park Dr No. 2201, Cincinnati 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. » Honey Harvest at Parky’s Farm Saturday, Sept. 22, Parky’s Farm, 10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati Drop in any time between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. » Equinox at Imago Saturday, Sept. 22, Imago, 700 Enright Ave., Price Hill 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. » Learn to Canoe Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. » Twin Creek Preserve Tour Saturday, Sept. 22, Twin Creek Preserve, 12072 Best Place, Sharonville, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. » OSU Extension - Clermont County. Get to know the agencies at the Clermont County Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 22, Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000

Locust St., Owensville Open from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. » Smart Cycling Saturday, Sept. 22, Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Hyde Park Plaza Open House 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. » Smart Cycling Sunday, Sept. 23, Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Hyde Park Plaza Open House, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. » Turner Farm: Connecting Soil, Sun, and Water Saturday, Sept. 22, Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Cincinnati 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. » Hike & Explore Redbird Hollow Trail Saturday, Sept. 22, Redbird Hollow, 6001 Given Road, Cincinnati Two hikes: 10 a.m. - noon and noon - 2 p.m. » Valley View Nature Preserve Saturday, Sept. 22, Valley View Nature Preserve, 5330 South Milford Road, Milford Valley View will be open dawn until dusk; hayrides and tours between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. » Learn more about Valley View Nature Preserve Sunday, Sept. 23, Valley View Nature Preserve, 5330 South Milford Road, Milford Valley View will be open Sunday from Dawn to Dusk. » Hiking Bender Mountain Saturday, Sept. 22, Bender Mountain, 6380 Bender Road in gravel parking lot, Delhi Township Two nature hikes: Strenuous at 9:30 a.m. or Moderate at 10

a.m. Each will last between 1-2 hours. » Rivers & Trails, Roads – A Complete Guide to Camping Saturday, Sept. 22, Jim Terrel Park, 100 Longworth St., Milford Join us at any one or multiple times through the day. Guests are also welcome to camp at the park with a permit. » Stars in the West Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, Cincinnati Astronomical Society, 5274 Zion Road, Cleves Saturday and Sunday night, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. » Weekend with the Stars Saturday Equinox Saturday, Sept. 22, Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. » Weekend with the Stars – Sunday edition Sunday, Sept. 23, Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati Two programs available Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.- 10 p.m. » Buckeye United Fly Fishers Fly Rod Casting and Fly Tying Saturday, Sept. 22, Izaak Walton League, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Road, Loveland Stop by between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. » Go Fish at Winton Woods Saturday, Sept. 22, Winton Woods Boathouse, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Israel's Ankor Choir performs at a World Choir Games Friendship Concert at the Mayerson JCC July 9. THANKS TO RENE MICHEO

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The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and the local Jewish community are proud to have hosted the Israeli Ankor Choir for the 2012 World Choir Games. The choir’s visit was the result of months of planning. During a trip back to Israel, Community Shaliach (emissary from Israel) Yair Cohen personally auditioned several choirs to select the one that would best represent the Jewish State. The Ankor Choir – made up of 25 female students at the Jerusalem Academy High School of Music and Dance – was his clear choice. This choir is best known for its partnership with Yad VaShem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Museum. They participate in the annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) ceremony and perform for each foreign

head of state who visits Israel, including President Bill Clinton and Pope John Paul II. Jewish Federation of Cincinnati staff spent the next months working with other community organizations to plan the choir’s tour. They understood the importance of showcasing the choir to the widest range possible of Jewish and non-Jewish audiences and also of giving the young women in the choir a good picture of Jewish life in Cincinnati. Cohen said, “These young women not only had a life-changing experience thanks to our community, but also learned much about the strong connection of Cincinnati to Israel and what that means. They are going back home to Israel with a better understanding of American Jewry, which is just as important as winning gold

medals.” The staff also recruited community members to volunteer as hosts, escorting the choir to their various destinations in the city and, basically, serving as concierges. The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is proud of these volunteers – and of Cincinnatians in general – for the warm welcome they offered our visitors. Ankor Choir Director Dafna Ben-Yohanan agreed. “I’ve never seen so much friendliness and warmth. Every venue we went to, everybody was smiling, happy and welcoming. I thought maybe the mayor of Cincinnati gave out happy pills before we came.” The Ankor Choir competed in two categories at the World Choir Games: Youth Choirs of Equal Voices, where they won a

Members of the Ankor Choir perform an impromptu Israeli dance at the World Choir Games Global Village on Fountain Square July 6. THANKS TO MICHAEL SARASON gold medal, and Musica Sacra, where they won silver. They also sang at Rockdale Temple for JCC campers and seniors, at Wise Temple, at Heritage Baptist Church in Lebanon and at Cedar Village. Cedar Village Rabbi Gerry Walter said, “The young ladies sang their hearts out and spent wonderful time visiting with our elders as well. It was one of the finest things that ever occurred at Cedar Village.” The choir also visited some of the landmarks of Jewish Cincinnati–Hebrew Union College and the American Jewish Archives, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and UC Hillel. Most notably, they sang to a packed house as part of a Friendship Concert in the JCC’s Amberley Room, along with choirs from the United States and Poland. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Janelle Gelfand named the Friendship Concert at the JCC one of her favorite moments of the World Choir Games,

“The connection with Israel’s Ankor Choir was palpable. When they sang ‘Jerusalem of Gold’ and ‘Hatikvah,’ Israel’s national anthem, some in the capacity crowd of 700 were moved to tears.” The Jewish community’s collaboration and hard work over all these months have paid off, not just during the past two weeks, but into the future as well. Connections have been forged between Israel and Cincinnati. Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati accepted an offer to host a booth at the Global Village, where it had the opportunity to teach hundreds of Cincinnatians and global visitors about Israel’s role as a center of scientific research and development, as a first responder to crises around the world and as a travel destination with top-ranking beaches, nightlife and cultural attractions. Dean of UC’s CollegeConservatory of Music Peter Landgren, upon learning that CCM’s new

resident string quartet – the Ariel Quartet – has its roots at the Jerusalem Academy (the Ankor Choir’s home), now intends to visit Israel and explore new opportunities for collaboration. The Israeli Ankor Choir was invited by the Polish choir Vox Juventutis (with whom they shared a stage at the Friendship Concert) to sing for the opening of a synagogue in Poland. The Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia heard about the choir’s successful visit and shared the news with its constituents throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The Ankor Choir’s visit to Cincinnati, including their participation in the Games and their weeklong tour of the local Jewish community, was brought to you by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, with additional support from Susan Brenner and Steven Mombach and April and Harry Davidow.


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New JFS center a gateway to support services To tackle the growing needs of the most vulnerable members of our Jewish community, Jewish Family Service is transforming its food pantry into the Barbash Family Vital Support Center on the campus of Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion. “The food pantry has been the gateway to the road of self-sufficiency. When clients come to us for food, it opens the door to other services Jewish Family Service can offer to help provide stability in their lives,” said Beth Schwartz, Jewish Family Service executive director. “The Barbash Center will strengthen the lives of people in need by putting the food pantry, case management, supportive counseling, emergency financial assistance, health promoting classes, and therapeutic socialization under one roof. It will also be a central location on a Jewish campus that can offer social action and mitzvah opportunities for all ages.” The Barbash Family Vital Support Center will be housed in the former gymnasium building on the campus that will be renovated for this new purpose. Space will include an expanded food pantry, rooms for classes and social gatherings, private client meeting rooms, and more. The building will be accessible to all, allow for discreet entry, and have adequate parking. For people served by the food pantry and who have no ability to travel by car, bus, or otherwise, Jew-

ish Family Service staff and volunteers will continue to make deliveries as done currently. Jewish Family Service has been the primary organization attending to the problem of poverty in the Cincinnati Jewish community. After recognizing a gaping hole in services available to low income Jewish clients who came to the agency, Jewish Family Service opened its food pantry in 2003 at Golf Manor Synagogue. “We have been most appreciative of Golf Manor Synagogue’s generous partnership, with a donation of space rent-free for the past eight-and-a-half years. We could not have realized such a successful operation without them,” Schwartz said. The food pantry, however, had outgrown its one room. What originally served about two dozen clients has evolved into a fully conceived Vital Services department providing food, emergency financial assistance, supportive counseling and case management. By 2012, this vital support has improved the life circumstances of 458 individuals. The growing need of the community was confirmed by the 2008 Community Study, which surveyed about 100,000 individuals in the greater Cincinnati area to capture the characteristics of the local Jewish community and provide insight into its needs, attitudes and behaviors. The study found, based on federal government guidelines, that there are 1,100 impoverished Jewish

households. Another 1,625 near-poor households are just one car repair, job layoff or health setback from descending fully into poverty. Jewish Family Service envisioned a comprehensive “one-stop” service center to address all of the problems associated with poverty and mental illness that often accompanies poverty – a place where Jewish Family Service professionals could help the most disenfranchised and vulnerable members of Cincinnati’s Jewish community. Initial development for a new center began with a planning grant from The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and under the leadership of Fran Gafvert, Jewish Family Service Vital Services Department Director. A three-year grant providing seed money was then awarded by Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati as a result of a strong business plan. This dream of a new center was propelled toward reality with the recent announcement of major financial support. The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati has committed to a high-impact investment of $3.2 million over 10 years. Jewish Federation of Cincinnati began a $2.1 Sustainability Campaign and Bernie and Pam Barbash have generously given the lead gift of $1 million. Private donations in the amount of $800,000 are still needed for the Center to open early 2013. “We thank the Barbash Family, The Jewish Foun-

dation and the Jewish Federation for their new funding that will pay for our expansion costs. Jewish Family Service will continue to shoulder the burden for the bulk of the Center’s ongoing budget. We will need to continue to rely on the community support for which we’ve always been so grateful. Donations given through both the Jewish Family Service Friends campaign and Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Community Campaign will be as important as ever before,” Schwartz said. The new Center’s location requirements and priority services were identified through focus groups and surveys of current Jewish Family Service clients. The HUC-JIR campus was selected after comparing several sites around the city. Its central location is convenient to the more than 40 Greater Cincinnati area zip codes already served by Jewish Family Service.

It is served by several Metro bus lines, with a bus stop in front of HUC-JIR’s main campus; and it is easily reached by both Interstates 71 and 75. The location is also near the additional community services that clients often require, such as health care and public benefits offices. “We look forward to the synergies with the HUCJIR and University of Cincinnati students and their social action groups. Being at HUC and having their rabbinic students provide pastoral services will truly make the Barbash Center unique,” Schwartz said. “The HUC-JIR campus with its large space available to house the Barbash Center was the optimal location for our clients to readily access the support and services needed.and for us to reach more families in need,” Schwartz said. In addition to addressing the entire spectrum of hardships that accompany hunger and pov-

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B8 • SUBURBAN LIFE • SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 CITY OF DEER PARK, OHIO ORDINANCE NO. 2012-29 AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING SECTIONS 3735.65 THROUGH 3735.70 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, ESTABLISHING AND DESCRIBING THE BOUNDARIES OF A COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA (CRA) IN THE CITY OF DEER PARK, OHIO, DESIGNATING A HOUSING OFFICER TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM, CREATING A COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA HOUSING COUNCIL, CREATING A TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Deer Park (hereinafter "Council") desires to pursue all reasonable and legitimate incentive measures to assist and encourage development within the City of Deer Park that have not enjoyed reinvestment from remodeling or new construction; WHEREAS, a survey of all residential, commercial and industrial structures, a copy of which is on file in the office of the City Administrator as required by Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 3735.66, has been prepared for the area to be included in the proposed City of Deer Park Community Reinvestment Area; WHEREAS, the maintenance of existing and construction of new structures within the City of Deer Park would serve to encourage economic stability, maintain real property values, and generate new employment opportunities; and WHEREAS, the maintenance of existing and construction of new structures within the City of Deer Park Community Reinvestment Area constitutes a public purpose for which real property exemptions may be granted. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF DEER PARK, HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO THAT: Section 1: The area designated as the entire City of Deer Park shall be known as the City of Deer Park Community Reinvestment Area and constitutes an area in which housing facilities and structures of historical significance are located, and in which new construction or repair of existing structures has been discouraged: Section 2: Pursuant to ORC Section 3735.66, the City of Deer Park Community Reinvestment Area is hereby established in the following described area: the entire City of Deer Park as known and recorded as Plat Book 609, Pages 1 through 15 inclusive of the Plat Books of Hamilton County, Ohio. The City of Deer Park Community Reinvestment Area is depicted on the map attached to this ordinance, marked Exhibit A, and by this reference incorporated herein. Section 3: Only residential, commercial and industrial properties identified in Exhibit A as being within the designated City of Deer Park Community Reinvestment Area are eligible for exemptions under this program. Only residential, commercial and industrial properties consistent with the applicable zoning regulations within the designated Community Reinvestment Area will be eligible for exemptions under this program. This proposal is a public/private partnership intended to promote and expand conforming uses in the designated area. As part of the project, the City of Deer Park will make every effort to undertake supporting public improvements in the designated area. Section 4: Within the Community Reinvestment Area the percentage of the tax exemption on the increase in the assessed valuation resulting from improvements to commercial and industrial real property and the term of those exemptions shall be negotiated on a caseby-case basis in advance of construction or remodeling occurring according to the rules outlined in the ORC Section 3735.671. The results of the negotiation as approved by this Council will be set in writing in a Community Reinvestment Area Agreement as outlined in ORC Section 3735.671. The following terms and percentages will apply to tax exemptions granted on commercial and industrial real property: (a) Up to twelve (12) years for existing commercial and industrial facilities shall be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and approved by Council in advance of construction or remodeling occurring. The construction or remodeling must involve a minimum new investment of $5,000. The percentage of exemption is up to 100% as negotiated on a case-bycase basis and approved by Council. (b) Up to fifteen (15) years for new commercial and industrial facilities shall be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and approved by Council in advance of construction occurring. The percentage of exemption is up to 100% as negotiated on a case-by-case basis and approved by Council. If commercial or industrial remodeling qualifies for an exemption, during the period of exemption, the dollar amount of the increase in market value of the structure shall be exempt from real property taxation. If new construction qualifies for an exemption, during the period of the exemption the structure shall not be considered to be an improvement on the land on which it is located for the purpose of real property taxation. If the proposed exemption granted on commercial or industrial real property exceeds 50%, local school district consent is required unless the Council determines, for each year of the proposed exemption, that at least 50% of the amount of the taxes estimated that would have been charged on the improvements if the exemption had not taken place will be made up by other taxes or payments available to the school district. Upon notice of a project that does not meet this standard, the board of education may approve the project even though the new revenues do not equal at least 50% of the projected taxes prior to the exemption. The following terms and percentages will apply to tax exemptions granted on residential real property: (a) Ten (10) years for residential remodeling (2 units or less). The remodeling must involve a minimum new investment of $2,500. The percentage of exemption is 100%. (b) Twelve (12) years for residential remodeling (more than 2 units). The remodeling must involve a minimum new investment of $5,000. The percentage of exemption is 100%. (c) Fifteen (15) years for residential new construction. The percentage of exemption is 100%. Section 5: All commercial and industrial properties are required to comply with the state application fee requirements of ORC Section 3735.672(C) and the local annual monitoring fee of one percent of the amount of taxes exempted under the agreement. This local monitoring fee shall not exceed $500.00 annually and will be negotiated on a case-bycase basis. The City of Deer Park has the option to waive the local annual monitoring fee. Section 6: To administer and implement the provisions of this Ordinance, the City of Deer Park Zoning Administrator is designated as the Housing Officer as described in Sections 3735.65 through 3735.70. Section 7: A Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council (hereinafter "Housing Council") shall be created consisting of two members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Deer Park, two members appointed by the Council of the City of Deer Park, and one member appointed by the Planning Commission of the City of Deer Park. The majority of the members shall then appoint two additional members who shall be residents within the area. Terms of the members of the Housing Council shall be for three years. An unexpired term resulting from a vacancy in the Housing Council shall be filled in the same manner as the initial appointment was made. The Housing Council shall make an annual inspection of the properties within the district for which an exemption has been granted under Section 3735.67 of the ORC. The Housing Council shall also hear appeals under Section 3735.70 of the ORC. Section 8: A Tax Incentive Review Council shall be established pursuant to ORC Section 5709.85(A)(2) and shall consist of three members appointed by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners; two members from the City of Deer Park, appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the Deer Park City Council; the Hamilton County Auditor or his/her designee; and an individual appointed by the board of education of each city, local, and joint vocational school district to which the instrument granting the tax exemption applies. At least two members of the Council shall be residents of the municipal corporation to which the instrument granting the tax exemption applies. Section 9: The Council of the City of Deer Park reserves the right to re-evaluate the designation of the City of Deer Park Community Reinvestment Area after December 31, 2014, at which time the Council may direct the Housing Officer not to accept any new applications for exemptions as described in Section 3735.67 of the ORC. Section 10: The Council of the City of Deer Park hereby finds and determines that all formal actions relative to the passage of this ordinance were taken in an open meeting of this Council, that all deliberations of this Council and of its committees, if any, which resulted in formal action were taken in meetings open to the public, in full compliance with the applicable legal requirements, including Section 121.22 of the ORC. Section 11: That this ordinance shall take effect and be enforced from and after the earliest period allowed by law and upon confirmation by the Director of the Ohio Department of Development of the findings in this resolution. This ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Deer Park. The emergency is necessary in order to implement the Community Reinvestment Area Program as soon as possible for the betterment of the community and so that all necessary officers and members can be appointed to the CRA Housing Council and Tax Incentive Review Council. Section 12: The Mayor of the City of Deer Park is hereby directed and authorized to petition the Director of the Ohio Department of Development to confirm the findings contained within this resolution. PASSED this ______________ day of _______________, 2012. ________________________ Joseph W. Comer President of Council Attest: _____________________ Meredith George Clerk of Council APPROVED this _______day of ____________________, 2012 __ ___________________ David A. Collins Mayor Aproved as to form: ____________________ Andrew J. Helmes Law Director 1726698

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at Creative Dance Productions in Lawrenceburg, IN. She was named first overall senior soloist at Rising Star (Columbus), Nexstar (Fort Wayne, IN) and Fire and Ice (Youngstown). MacCoy captured the “Title” division at Star Systems and in February, judges gave her two perfect scores for routines performed at Energy National Dance Competition, in Mason. In Louisville, she re-

MADEIRA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SEARCH FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES The Madeira City School District is in the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating all Madeira children with disabilities, birth through 21 years of age, who may be in need of special education and related services. For infants and toddlers, a disability means that a child has a delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: adaptive, behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, vision, hearing and/or social-emotional functioning. For preschoolers and school-age children, a disability means having one or more conditions defined by federal regulations and state standards. These disabilities include: autism, cognitive disability, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment (including delay blindness), and developmental (preschoolers only). If you know a child who may have a disabilCity the Madeira contact ity, please Schools - Department of Student Services 1001722723 at (513) 587-0006 CITY OF MADEIRA, OH INVITATION TO BID A sealed bid for the Madeira Depot Plaza Project for the City of Madeira, Ohio will be received at the City Manager’s Office, Madeira Municipal Building, 7141 Miami Avenue, Madeira, Ohio 45243, until October 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM local time and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following location: City of Madeira 7141 Miami Avenue Madeira, OH 45243 513-561-7228 Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, full sets only, may be obtained at the City of Madeira Municipal Building for a nonrefundable payment of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) for each set of documents. Bidding questions may be directed to Tom Moeller, City Manager, at 513-561-7228 or Tammy Schlagbaum, Jacobs Engineering, at 513-595-7500. Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Each proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity, and a complete listing of all subcontractors to be used. The right is reserved by the OWNER to reject any or all bids, and to waive any informality in bids received and to accept any bid which is deemed to be the lowest and best bid. The Contractor must comply with the Prevailing Wage Rates on public improvements in Hamilton County as ascertained by the State of Ohio Department of Industrial Relations. No BIDDER may withdraw his BID for a period of sixty (60) days after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of the bids. 1726781

ceived the highest score at Showstopper for the third consecutive year. MacCoy left her former dance studio in March to travel and compete as an independent soloist, performing her own original choreography. She received rave reviews for her routines and quickly clicked off five more regional championships with both her lyrical number, “You Move Away,” and her contemporary dance, “Miles From You.” Facing tough competition from dancers from the acclaimed NorthPointe Dance Academy, MacCoy came out on top at Primetime in Columbus, winning first overall, plus the “Lyrical Idol” and “Miss PrimeTime” awards. She completed her season on a high note in May, winning back to back Starpower Regional Championships in Columbus and Sandusky. Other achievements during the season include top entertainer, technical and photogenic awards. In July, MacCoy received high marks at The Dance Awards in New York City, where she took master slasses from the top choreographers in the dance world – Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey and Mandy Moore. She was invited to compete with the team from Cincinnati’s Planet Dance Studio, where she currently trains. A highlight was meeting Melanie Moore, last year’s winner of the popular television show, "So You Think You Can Dance.” MacCoy hopes to audition for the show when she turns 18. On the competition dance circuit, MacCoy is known for her impressive leaps and dynamic stage presence. She plans to be a professional dancer and choreographer, and hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams.

LEGAL NOTICE The Board of Trustees of the Madeira Indian Hill Joint Fire District has authorized the disposal of excess inventory via internet auction. On July 9th, 2012, in accordance with ORC 307.12, the Board of a passed Trustees stating resolution their intent to sell cerinventory tain deemed in excess or obsolete for use by the Fire District. A copy of the Resolution will be posted in the clerk’s office at 6475 Drake Rd Indian Hill OH 45243.



POLICE REPORTS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Demetrice Stokes, 22, 1034 Linn St., drug paraphernaila at I71, Sept. 4. Douglas Brown, 22, 66 E. State Road, drug abuse instruments at Duck Creek, Sept. 3. Tanisha Taylor, 22, 1807 Highland Ave., drug possession at 5400 Old Red Canal Road, Sept. 3. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Sept. 6.

Ave., domestic violence, aggravated burglary at 4617 Belleview Ave., Sept. 9. Michael Sadler, 33, 4147 Allendale Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 7228 Blue Ash Road, Sept. 9. Juvenile, 15, curfew violation at Plainfield Road, Sept. 8. Juvenile, 16, curfew violation at Plainfield Road, Sept. 8. Eric B. Reis, 41, 4259 Duneden Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 4200 Duneden Ave., Sept. 7.



Theft Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 3340 Highland Ave., Aug. 8. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Vehicle rented and not returned at 5236 Kennedy Ave., Aug. 31.

Assault At 7228 Blue Ash Road, Sept. 11. Criminal damaging A man said someone threw what appared to be a chair wheel through a bedroom window, $200 damage at 4322 Schenck Ave. No. 3, Sept. 9. Domestic violence, aggravated burglary At 4389 Oakwood Ave., Sept. 9. Theft A woman said someone took a black Nintendo DS Lite with a game inside at 4021 O'Leary Ave., Sept. 6.


DEER PARK Arrests/citations Amanda Kirkham, 23, 7304 Plainfield Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 4330 Oakwood Ave., Sept. 12. Jessie Carter, 21, 4617 Belleview

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





Taylor M. Vires, 19, 7331 N. Mingo, domestic violence, Aug. 27.

Claudia Bautista, 23, 6818 Lakeside Drive, aggravated menacing, criminal damaging, criminal trespassing at 11604 Grooms Road, Sept. 4. Alexis Gregory, 21, 4128 Hoffman Ave., drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 4312 Sycamore Street, Sept. 6. Juvenile female, 17, drug possession at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Sept. 8.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At North Mingo Lane, Aug. 27. Theft Credit card taken at 5970 Kenwood, Aug. 23.

Joshua Clemets, 27, 7220 Virginia Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 5. Andrea McKinstry, 24, 2936 High Forest Lane, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 1.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary Victim threatened at 1017 Pasadena Ave., Sept. 5. Victim reported at 8309 Monroe Ave., Sept. 9. Assault Victim struck at 4015 Estermarie Drive, Sept. 5. Victim struck at 4053 Belfast Ave., Sept. 10. Victim struck at Park Avenue and Fourth Avenue, Sept. 1. Breaking and entering Business entered and TV valued at $1,500 removed at 8075 Somerset Chase, Sept. 5. Reported at 10843 Montgomery Road, Sept. 5. Burglary Residence entered and jewelry valued at $100 removed at 12101 Third Ave., Sept. 5. Criminal damaging Tires damaged at 5797 Kugler Mill Road, Sept. 6. Domestic violence

Victim reported at Lamont Avenue, Sept. 4. Identity fraud Victim reported at 3524 Glengary, Sept. 4. Identity theft Victim reported at 5777 Whitecastle Drive, Sept. 6. Menacing Victim threatened at 11933 Fifth Ave., Sept. 5. Theft $53 removed at 7696 Montgomery Road, Sept. 4. $50 removed at 3900 E. Galbraith Road, Sept. 1. Merchandise valued at $135 removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, Sept. 7. Purse and contents valued at $820 removed at 8129 Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Vehicle removed at 3803 Mantell Avenue, Sept. 7. AC unit valued at $150 removed at 4229 Myrtle Ave., Sept. 4. Metal sheets of unknown value removed at 12017 First Ave., Aug. 29. Vehicle entered and laptop, wallet valued at $1,100 removed at 7701 Kenwood Road, Aug. 31.


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Jennie M. (nee Fightmaster) Alfers, 79, of Deer Park died Sept. 12. Survived by children Glenn (Kimberly) Ross, Steven (Amy) Ross and Dave (Kathleen) Ross; grandchildren Angela, Jennifer, Zack, April, Steven, Justin, Jason, Dave Jr. and Alex; 11 greatgrandchldren; and brother Walter Fightmaster. Preceded in death by daughter, Mary Ross; granddaughter, Jasmine; and siblings Mary Fennell, Faye Brown and Ray Fightmaster. Services were Sept. 15 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati: P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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We live in an area which is known for very cold winters. Our facility is nearly 7000 square feet in area. When we began to utilize the first unit we were amazed to see how even the heat was for the entire living room area. We ordered a second and a third unit which now warms the entire home. Much to our surprise we are saving over $250 a month and had the lowest expense for heating we have ever experienced here. I would heartily recommend your products to anybody who is interested in really nice, even heat in their home and also interested in saving on their utility expenses. Dennis Crystal, Troy, MT (Retired Airline Pilot)

Enclosed you will find printouts of our electric bill and gas/heating/cooking bills for 2007 - 2008. Our gas company, AmeriGas, stated that more money was saved than would show up because of the cost going up. We would turn the gas on early in the morning and turn it down to 60 degrees; We would use the EdenPURE® heaters from then on and they provided such warmth and cozy heat. Many of our friends have informed me recently that they are going to purchase these heaters for their homes this winter. Gloria D. Smith, Boydton, VA (Retired Elementary Principal)

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Save $229 - biggest savings ever

Richard Karn, North Canton, Ohio

I know why millions of Americans are saving on their heating bills with the EdenPURE ® Portable Infrared Heaters. And now you can save up to $229 on new EdenPURE® models, our biggest savings ever, on heaters I personally rank #1 in North America. I was fortunate enough to attend the grand opening of the new EdenPURE® factory in North Canton, Ohio. The new plant brought hundreds of new jobs back to Ohio and reversed the common practice of sending Midwest manufacturing jobs to China. Now, EdenPURE® continues to ramp up production for the coming Winter with exciting new models and hundreds of new employees as this Made in America success story continues to grow. Labor, American American Quality With over 3 million portable heaters sold EdenPURE ® is the best selling portable infrared heating system in North America. However, like any classic, EdenPURE® has dozens of would-be competitors who create Asian copies at low prices using cheap, foreign labor. Don’t be fooled by these imitations. Look for the EdenPURE ® logo and the Made in North Canton, Ohio stamp. Save like millions of others on your heating bills and say “NO” to cheap foreign imitators. Save up to 49% on 2013 EdenPURE®s Now readers can save up to 49% ($229 the largest savings ever on new EdenPURE ®s). EdenPURE ® is not just the best-selling portable heating system in North America. As an EdenPURE ® owner I rank EdenPURE® #1 for quality, safety and efficiency. And now is the perfect time to save like never before on our expanded 2013 EdenPURE ® line made in our brand new North Canton, Ohio facility. With two models EdenPURE® can meet all of your heating requirements 365 days a year. We receive thousands of letters from satisfied customers who share their heating testimonials many of which you can view at our website This Summer we even followed up with EdenPURE® customers from 5 years ago like Gloria Smith (see her original testimony above) who are still just as enthusiastic and in some instances saved thousands of dollars versus costly propane. Gloria Smith Interview May 20, 2012 “My name is Gloria Smith and I am a retired principal from Boydton, Virginia. I’ve been using EdenPURE® Heaters for 5 years. I think I saved at least $15,000 over a

Never be cold again

How it works:


Heats floor to the same temperature as ceiling. 1. Electricity ignites powerful SYLVANIA infrared lamp.

2. The quartz infrared lamp gently warms the patented copper heating chambers.

As Al Borland on Home Improvement I was the man with all the answers. However, as Richard Karn I still look for money saving and efficient heating in my home. I have an EdenPURE ® Infrared Portable Heater in my California home and like millions of others found it to be a supersafe, reliable source of portable heat all year long. period of 5 years. And that’s proven with my bank statements because it’s documented. And I feel really great about using the EdenPURE® Heaters.” “Many people have called me from all over the country when they have seen the infomercials on TV. I’ve enjoyed talking to them and I want everybody to save money in these hard economic times. I believe in paying it forward, so when you experience something good, you want to share it.” Stay Comfortable 365 Days a Year “Never be cold again” is the EdenPURE ® promise. EdenPURE ® provides you insurance against the cold all year long. Stay comfortable on those unseasonably chilly evenings no matter the season. I live in California but believe me it gets cold at night. Keep your expensive furnace turned down until it’s absolutely necessary. And if we are fortunate enough to experience a mild winter as many of us did in the Midwest last year, you keep your furnace off all season and save even bigger. New, More Efficient Models The engineers at EdenPURE® listened to their millions of customers and somehow managed to improve the #1 portable heater in North America. Through old fashioned American ingenuity the new EdenPURE® line is more efficient to save you even more money. EdenPURE ® is proud to introduce the 2013 Model 750. The new Model 750 is perfect for larger areas and heats up to 750 square feet. But the best thing about the Model 750 is the price. We

priced the Model 750 at only $50 above the Personal Heater. This means you receive a 33% increase in performance for only $50. That’s American engineering at its best! We all know heating costs are expected to remain at record levels. The cost of heating our homes and apartments will continue to be a significant burden on the family budget. The EdenPURE® can cut your heating bills and pay for itself in a matter of weeks, and then start putting a great deal of extra money in your pocket after that. Super Safe Infrared Heat Now remember, a major cause of residential fires in the United States is carelessness and faulty portable heaters. The choice of fire and safety professional, Captain Mike Hornby, the EdenPURE ® has no exposed heating elements that can cause a fire. And a redundant home protection system that simply shuts the EdenPURE ® down if it senses danger. That’s why grandparents and parents love the EdenPURE®. The outside of the EdenPURE ® only gets warm to the touch so that it will not burn children or pets. And your pet may be just like my dog who has reserved a favorite spot near the EdenPURE®. You see the EdenPURE ® uses infrared heat. And just as pets enjoy basking in a beam of sunlight they try to stay close to “boneEdenPURE ® ’s warming” infrared heat. The Origin of EdenPURE® a Missouri Rancher’s Discovery American’s love to tinker.

SYLVANIA is a registered trademark of OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. used under license. Richard Karn is a paid spokesperson for EdenPURE®.

We are a nation of inventors from Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Edison. A Missouri horse breeder named John Jones was no exception. Jones lived in a large drafty old farmhouse with his family of five. They stayed warm on cold Missouri nights with an old coal furnace and plenty of blankets. Now Jones was always collecting scrap to use in his latest inventions and somewhere along the line he had picked up a large sheet of cured copper. Jones stored the large copper sheet in his basement near the coal furnace he labored to fill every chilly morning. Jones noticed something peculiar. The coal furnace warmed the copper sheet and as the furnace cooled down the copper sheet stayed warm. In fact, the copper sheet stayed warm for many hours and heated much of the large basement. As Jones continued to develop a portable infrared heater he knew the copper was the secret ingredient that would make his heater different from all the rest. His copper heating chambers combined with the far infrared bulbs provided an efficient wave of “soft” heat over large areas. The breakthrough EdenPURE® infrared heating chamber was born. The Health Secret is in the Copper EdenPURE®’s engineers have taken Jones’ original concept through revolutionary changes. EdenFLOW™ technology uses copper heating chambers to take the energy provided by our special SYLVANIA infrared bulbs and distribute our famous soft heat evenly throughout the room. Now our copper isn’t ordinary. It’s 99.9% pure antimicrobial copper from an over 150 year old American owned company in Penn-

All of the testimonials are by actual EdenPURE® customers who volunteered their stories, and were given another EdenPURE® heater as thanks for their participation. Average homeowners save 10% to 25%. Richard Karn is a paid spokesperson for EdenPURE®. CE-0000526301

3. The soft heat “rides” the humidity in the room and provides even, moist, soft heat ceiling to floor and wall to wall without reducing oxygen and humidity.

sylvania. Researchers have discovered copper as an antimicrobial is far more effective than stainless steel or even silver. That’s why our special antimicrobial copper is marked Cu+ and used in hospitals on touch surfaces. So your EdenPURE ® heater is continuously pushing soft, healthy, infrared heat throughout your room. How to Order During our 2013 introduction you are eligible for a $202 DISCOUNT PLUS FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING FOR A TOTAL SAVINGS OF $229

ON THE EDENPURE ® MODEL 750. This special offer expires in 10 days. If you order after that we reserve the right to accept or reject order requests at the discounted price. See my attached savings Coupon to take advantage of this opportunity. The made in North Canton, Ohio EdenPURE® carries a 60-day, unconditional no-risk guarantee. If you are not totally satisfied, return it at our expense and your purchase price will be refunded. No questions asked. There is also a 3 year warranty on all parts and labor.


The price of the EdenPURE® Model 750 Heater is $449 plus $27 shipping but, with this savings coupon you will receive a $202 discount on the Model 750 with free shipping and be able to get the Model 750 delivered for only $247. The Model 750 remote is included in the price. Check below the number you want (limit 3 per customer) ■ Model 750 with remote, number _____ • To order by phone, call TOLL FREE 1-800-948-4200 Offer Code EHS6460. Place your order by using your credit card. Operators are on duty Monday - Friday 6am 3am, Saturday 7am - 12 Midnight and Sunday 7am 11pm, EST. • To order online, visit enter Offer Code EHS6460 • To order by mail, by check or credit card, fill out and mail in this coupon. This product carries a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are not totally satisfied return at our expense, and your purchase price will be refunded – no questions asked. There is also a three year warranty. __________________________________________________ NAME

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Check below to get discount: ■ I am ordering within 10 days, therefore I get a $202 discount plus Free shipping and my price is only $247 for the Model 750 Heater. ■ I am ordering past 10 days, therefore I pay full price for the Model 750 plus shipping and handling. Enclosed is $______ in: ■ Check ■ Money Order (Make check payable to EdenPURE®) or charge my: ■ VISA ■ MasterCard ■ Am. Exp./Optima ■ Discover/Novus Account No. __________________________________ Exp. Date _____/_____ MAIL TO: EdenPURE® Offer Code EHS6460 7800 Whipple Ave. N.W. Canton, OH 44767

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