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Reason to smile

Vicki Foltz has been struggling with her teeth since second-grade. Foltz was selected as one of 10 finalists out of 600 people for a chance to win a complete smile makeover valued at $15,000. SEE STORY, A2

A dime at a time

After reading “Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio,” a book written by a woman who was struck with childhood polio at 12 years old, sixth-grade students at Amity Elementary in Deer Park turned their book reports into a fundraising effort. SEE SCHOOLS, A4

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In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s Suburban Life. Your carrier retains half of this amount along with any tip you give to reward good service. Mayfield This month we’re featuring Austin Mayfield. Austin has been a carrier for almost a year. He attends Amity Elementry in Deer Park and is an honor roll student. For information about our carrier program, call Steve Barraco, 248-7110.

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Maybe they delivered a home-cooked meal when you were under the weather, or watched your children while you ran a quick errand, or helped you with yard work. They are “Neighbors Who Care,” and we think they deserve recognition. Again this year, the Suburban Life honors those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. More Neighbors Who Care, B1

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By Jeanne Houck

Rita and Harry Adler of Madeira traveled far and wide earlier this year before they found a doctor who diagnosed him with lung cancer. It was a lot easier to find neighbors on Shawnee Run Road who care. “My husband became ill late this spring and was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a type of cancer of the David lung, and ultiBodnar mately had and Chris major lung surgery,” said Rita DeBow Adler, who said Madeira her husband Cutting lawn likely contractfor neighbor with ed the disease cancer working with asbestos as a pipefitter in the U.S. Navy during the 1950s and 1960s. He is 70 and she is 68. “Just going to work was a major feat, let alone doing any yard work or household chores,” Rita Adler said. “We traveled to three states trying to get diagnoses. We were gone a lot, but each time we came home our lawn was cut and trimmed beautifully. “We had to do some inquiring to find out how this was magically getting done.


Madeira resident David Bodnar stands by a nativity display at the home of his neighbors, Harry and Rita Adler, who say Bodnar took on the burden of cutting and trimming their lawn after Harry Adler was diagnosed with lung cancer. “Through the process of elimination we found that our nextdoor neighbor David Bodnar was cutting our lawn – nearly one acre – each time he did his own,” Adler said. “This went on the entire summer. A few times our neighbor on the other side, Chris DeBow, would cut when David was out of town. “These are young families with

children and have many commitments, but they took time to help someone in need,” Adler said. “We feel we are so blessed to have good neighbors.” Bodnar said helping the Adlers was the natural thing to do. “Harry and Rita are both friendly and warm neighbors,” said Bodnar, 46, a certified financial planner. He's owner and president of Deeter and Bodnar Advisors.

“When Harry found that he had cancer this year it was only natural to want to help. “A simple way to help was to take care of the Adlers' yard,” Bodnar said. “This allowed Rita to focus on Harry and Harry to focus on his treatment and getting better. “The Bible tells us to ‘love our neighbor as ourselves.’ That was all I was doing,” Bodnar said.

Kenwood residents call theirs a ‘neighborhood of love’ By Amanda Hopkins

When Anita Jacobs was recovering from cancer, many of her neighbors came together to help her and her husband, Harold Jacobs. The Sycamore Township resident who lives on Alhambra Court described the area she lives in as a “neighborhood of love.” Jacobs nominated her neighbors Michael and Lori Farmer, Mary and Ruth Schlagheck, Carolyn Norris, Shirley Buerger and Alan Cole as Neighbors Who Care. Each neighbor has contributed something special to Jacobs’ life, especially in her time of need. Jacobs said Cole would call or come visit when he was off work

Michael and Lori Farmer, Mary and Ruth Schlagheck, Carolyn Norris, Shirley Buerger, Alan Cole Kenwood All have helped neighbors Anita and Harold Jacobs during Anita’s battle with cancer, making meals and doing other household chores and the Farmers would shovel snow or help out with anything when Anita or Harold Jacobs needed it. “When you say we need help they come running,” Anita Jacobs said of the Farmers. Buerger was in charge of mak-

ing many meals for the Jacobs’ during Anita’s recovery. “We did what we thought she needed,” Buerger said. Buerger said she was “pleasantly surprised” that Jacobs named her as one of the many in the “neighborhood of love.” “It shows she was appreciating me. (Anita) is a very caring person.” Ruth Schlagheck was surprised at her nomination and said she felt a little undeserving. “I don’t feel I do that much,” Schlagheck said. She did agree with Jacobs’statement that they do live in a “neighborhood of love.” “When you need help, they’d be there for you,” Schlagheck said of her neighbors.


Shirley Buerger, with her husband, Ray, was nominated by neighbor Anita Jacobs as a Neighbor Who Cares.


Anita Jacobs, right, with her daughter Judy Pauly, nominated several of her Sycamore Township neighbors as Neighbors Who Care.

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Gannett News Service A longtime family physician scrambled to find another place to treat patients after fire destroyed his practice Dec. 21. So far, four doctors have offered space in their offices, but none of those are near Dr. Victor Angel’s practice in the 9100 block of Montgomery Road Montgomery Road in Sycamore Township. “The problem is they are distant locations,” said Angel, 67, who is based out of Jewish Hospital, also in Sycamore Township. “I got a Realtor who is even looking for empty office space. We might find an office that is equipped with medical equipment so we can see our needy patients. We have a lot of patients with severe spinal problems that require monitoring and follow up and medical treatment. I am concerned about those. We also have six employees who depend on that for their living.” Fire swept through his ranch-style building late Monday after something

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caused the furnace to ignite in the basement, Sycamore Township fire officials have told him. The official cause and a damage estimate have not been released, said Sycamore Township Fire Chief B. J. Jetter. The 9:30 p.m. fire spread so fast and was so intense, firefighters were forced to evacuate and battle it from the outside of the building, he said. At one point, a firefighter suffered a minor hand injury when he cut himself outside. It took fire crews nearly two hours to extinguish the blaze. They didn’t clear the scene until 4 a.m. Tuesday. The building, which Angel said he purchased in 1986 and sees some 150 patients a week, also held his wife’s CPA business. For now, he said, Dolores Angel has set up a temporary office in their Maineville home. “No matter how we do this, it’s going to be very disruptive, though” he said. Meanwhile, concerned neighbors and patients are

helping the couple by dropping by to visit and to leave food. “It’s funny. My doorbell to my home has been ringing all morning with wellwishers. I even got a couple of cakes here,” he said, laughing. “Our patients and our neighbors have been very nice to us over this. It’s kind of heartbreaking to see an office go up in flames. You have the medical records and all the equipment, the process it takes to run a medical practice. After all this time, everything is nice and slick and works real well and fire disrupts all that.” There is some good news. It appears most of his estimated 2,000 patient records may have survived the fire. “It looks like most of the patient records were preserved,” he said. “We are not 100 percent sure. The patient records were enclosed in fire-proof filing cabinets. We have to go in today and assess the situation. That is very important.”

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ed the new set to cost $10,000, a price the single mother of an 11-year-old son cannot afford. She also lost her job last year and has had trouble finding full-time work since then. “There’s no way I could pay for it,” Foltz said. Her dental insurance would only cover pulling out her teeth and couldn’t give her a set of false teeth for at least six weeks. “How do you find a job with no teeth?” Foltz said. She thought there was no hope until she entered a contest sponsored by West Chester Dental Group called “Rescue My Smile.” Foltz was selected as one of 10 finalists out of 600 people for a chance to win a complete smile makeover valued at $15,000. “(The makeover) would help tremendously,” Foltz said.

The Deer Park School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 6, has been cancelled.

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Students collect money for March of Dimes By Amanda Hopkins

After reading “Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio,” a book written by a woman who was struck with childhood polio at 12 years old, sixth-grade students at Amity Elementary in Deer Park turned their book reports into a fundraising effort. The 96 students raised $459.25 in a dime collection for the March of Dimes, an organization originally formed to help polio research. “It is tough times and a shopping season,” sixth-grade teacher Pat Ormond said. “You guys put others first in the month of December.” Alex Richardson, Carlin Davis, Michaela McCarthy and Josh Newman were the top collectors in their homerooms and received special prizes from March of Dimes represntatives Juanita Hedges and Kara Kasee after presenting them with the money the


Amity Elementary sixth-grader Kevin Hicks proudly holds up his two liter of pop after his name was selected for a raffle for donating more than $4 towards the March of Dimes dime collection. students had raised. Students who contributed at least one dollar received a March of Dimes knapsack. Two sixth-grade homerooms will also receive a pizza party for raising the most money between the four homerooms. “Every penny is going to an exceptional organization,” Ormond said.


Four sixth-graders from Amity Elementary were recognized for donating the most money in their homerooms to the March of Dimes collection. From left: Alex Richardson, Josh Newman, Juanita Hedges and Kara Kasee from the March of Dimes, Carlin Davis and Michaela McCarthy.

SCHOOL NOTES Enrollment, open house

Madeira Preschool’s registration and enrollment for employees, current students and siblings begins Jan. 6. A family open house will also be held 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. Open enrollment for Madeira residents will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, on a firstcome, first-served basis. For more information, call preschool director Mary Ann McPherson at 272-4143.

Registration courses

Registrations are now being taken for the two upcoming Madeira Community Education courses. “World Religions”, which covers the history, founders, scriptures, practices and basic beliefs of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, will be held 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9. The course book will be available for pur-

chase from the instructor at the first class at $16.95, plus tax. “Needlepoint – Not Just for Your Grandmother Anymore,” a course that teaches basic needlepoint skills used to stitch a specially designed project, will be held 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. Cost of the needlepoint class is $20 per person and includes supplies. Both classes will be held at Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. Payment is due with a copy of the registration form, which can be found at or by e-mailing Diane Nichols at

Students of the month

Madeira High School’s students of the month for November were: Stuart Marsh (freshman), Josh Carpenter (sophomore), Molly Peterson (junior) and Danny Succo (senior).

Student lays groundwork for fundraiser By Forrest Sellers

encouraging other schools to have similar events,” he said. Strunk said both Mariemont Indian Hill High School senior and Wyoming schools will have Danny Strunk is ready for another similar events. slam dunk for charity. Last year’s Slam Dunk raised Founder of the Slam about $5,000. Dunk for LLS fundraiscommittee Proceeds from the willThe er at the high school, come up with Strunk is gearing up for Slam Dunk for LLS fundraising ideas as the upcoming event in fundraiser, which well as look for January. potential sponsors. will include a The event will be “I think it is during the Friday, Jan. encouraging to silent auction, 22, basketball game. know high school raffle and other students like Danny A Slam Dunk for LLS Committee was activities, will go continue to find formed this month. of making a to the Leukemia ways Proceeds from the positive impact on event, which will and Lymphoma the community,” include a silent auction, Society. said Josh Kauffman, raffle and other activiassistant principal at ties, will go to the the high school. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Donations for the event are Strunk, 18, has been diagnosed with leukemia. He has been being accepted. For information, call Strunk at in remission for almost five years. “This year (the Slam Dunk) 607-4874 or send an e-mail to will be even bigger since we are


Cincinnati Country Day School Robotics Club members Ben Paff, left, Marissa Beyette and Grant Swinton participated in a recent First Lego League competition. The course they are looking at is the same one their robot followed in the competition. The theme of the competition was transportation.

Robotics Club gets in gear By Forrest Sellers

Cincinnati Country Day School students – with help from a robot named Ollie – took home several awards in a recent competition. The school’s Robotics Club participated in the First Lego League regional competition. The students advanced to the state competition, which will be in February. “It’s a real hands-on way to advance science, technology and math,” said Robert Baker, a coach for the club and director of technology at Cincinnati Country Day School.

Robotics Club

The following students are members of the Cincinnati Country Day School Robotics Club: Anna Beyette, Marissa Beyette, Elizabeth Grace, Ben Paff, Victoria Paff, Brian McSwiggen, Elizabeth Miller and Grant Swinton. The coaches are Robert Baker, Fred Beyette and George Swinton. The students built a robot made from Legos which was then programmed to follow a prearranged course while accomplishing a variety of tasks. Teams in the competition gained points for the successful completion

of tasks, which ranged from collecting rings to knocking down obstructions. This year’s theme was transportation. The Cincinnati Country Day School Robotics Club has members in grades 5-8. “It’s a fun way to interact with a lot of people,” said eighth-grader Brian McSwiggen of Blue Ash about the competition. Seventh-grader and Milford resident Elizabeth Grace, who is the club’s building leader, said she has learned the value of teamwork. “It’s easier to get through a program (working) together,” she said.

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The Moeller High School wrestling team has faced some stiff competition early in the season and has given head coach Jeff Gaier a sense of where his team stands with other area competition. The team wrestled in one of the toughest tournaments in the country, the Ironman tournament, and followed that up with an appearance in the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glenn Sample Classic Tournament, which was Dec. 19-20 at Harrison High School. The Crusaders finished third behind Elder and Mason. “We know we have some improvement to do and I think it will help motivate us to get better,” Gaier said. “We will see Elder again in a dual meet and in the league tournament and it will help motivate us to get a little better, which we need to do.” Moeller finished No. 15 out of 63 teams at the Ironman tournament, which is


Moeller High School freshman 140-pounder Wyatt Wilson, bottom, feels for an escape against Ryle senior Zack Roland during the opening round of the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glenn Sample Tournament, which was held at Harrison High School Dec. 19-20. Wilson lost 7-2.


Deer Park High School senior Brandon Touch, left, bears the weight of Harrison senior 152-pounder Sam Whitmore during opening-round action Dec. 19. Whitmore won by pinfall.

quite an accomplishment, given the Crusaders’ youth. Moeller had two placers in that tournament. Senior Pierce Harger placed in the 160 lbs. weight class and freshman Stefan Meijers placed fourth at 112. “To place as a freshman, in that tournament, is quite an accomplishment,” Gaier said. “He’s a pretty special kid but to do that well in only his second event in high school is quite a feat.” Meijers was unseeded going into the coaches’ classic but ended up winning the tournament in his weight class. Harger also won, along with senior Drew Hammer at 130 lbs. Gaier said his top per-

formers are wrestling very well but that he wasn’t sure what to expect from his freshmen. “We have four freshmen in the lineup and with our tough schedule they are thrown to the wolves but have improved quite a bit and have done well. I think we’ll be all right,” Gaier said. Another key factor for the Crusaders early in the season has been the absence of senior standout Jake Corrill. Corrill is expected to be a state contender after finishing third in the state tournament as a junior. He’s been out with an injury and is being held out of action until January as a precaution.



“He makes a huge difference,” Gaier said. “He’s one of the top two kids on the team and he’s one of our leaders. His style helps motivate everyone else so not having him in the lineup hurts, but we’ll get him back and once we do, it will make us a better team.” Junior Brian MacVeigh has filled in for Corrill at the 125 lbs. weight class and has done well, according to Gaier. “He’s one that just seems to get better each week, I’ve been very impressed with him,” he said. Another standout has been junior Brendan Walsh. Walsh and MacVeigh placed third in the Coaches’ Classic. The Crusaders are in the midst of their toughest stretch in the season as Moeller will go to Pittsburgh over the holidays to compete in one of the five toughest tournaments in the country. “It’s similar to the Ironman but maybe not quite that tough overall,” Gaier said. “It’s still a very tough tournament with some good teams. It will be a good test for our guys.”


Moeller senior Pierce Harger, top, slams Batavia senior Nick Eddleman to the mat during opening-round action in the 160-pound division. Harger won by pinfall and went on to win the 160-pound weight class, defeating New Richmond senior Andrew Nealan in the finals.

BRIEFLY This week in basketball

• Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy boys beat Madeira High School 50-36, Dec. 18. Wes Carlson was CHCA’s top-scorer with 23 points. CHCA’s Alex Dixon scored four points; Brandon Walker scored one three-pointer; Ian Smith scored seven points; Aaron O’Neill scored two; Joe Reifenberg scored two; Will LoVellette scored one threepointer and Nick Lawley scored six points. • Indian Hill High School girls beat Mariemont High School 54-19, Dec. 18. Nicole Bell was Indian Hill’s top-scorer with 15 points, including three 3pointers. Indian Hill’s Kasey Schumacher scored two points, Kelly Dunham scored four, Natalie Newton scored six, Aubrey Rogers scored eight points, Sarah Arrington scored two, Kelsey Matthews scored seven and Katie Markesbery scored 10 points. • Madeira High School boys beat Wyoming High School 45-42, Dec. 19. Madeira’s Andrew Benintendi scored five points, including one three-pointer; Matt Almquist scored seven, including one three-pointer; Eric Rolfes scored two; Rob Misleh scored five; Costello scored seven, including one three-pointer; Patrick McClanahan scored six; Isaac Rupe scored four; Jacob Sul-

livan scored two and Costello scored five points, including one three-pointer. • Indian Hill boys beat Mariemont High School 6948, Dec. 19. Will Satterfield was Indian Hill’s top-scorer with 25 points, including five threepointers. Indian Hill’s Adam Bell scored two points; Michael Fiore scored seven, including two three-pointers; Kevin Krefting scored eight, including one three-pointer; Sam Hendricks scored 17 points; Greg Maull scored two; Jeremy Dollin scored two; Eric Knowles scored two and Austin Trout scored four. • CHCA girls beat Clark Montessori 45-16, Dec. 19. Morgan Prescott was CHCA’s top-scorer with 15 points. CHCA’s Hannah Lambert scored 10 points, including two three-pointers; Erin Lloyd scored nine, including one three-pointer; Taylor Dixon scored five and Jamie Prop scored six points. • CHCA boys beat Deer Park High School 57-42 on Dec. 22. Carlson was CHCA’s topscorer with 16 points. CHCA’s Andrew Wallace scored two points; Brandon Walker scored six; Ian Smith scored 12, including three 3-pointers; Aaron O’Neill scored two three-pointers; Ryan Chappelle scored two; Joe Reifenberg scored three; Will LoVellette scored two and Nick

Lawley scored eight points. • Moeller High School boys beat Woodward High school 54-59, Dec. 22. Griffin McKenzie was Moeller’s top-scorer with 12 points. Moeller’s Alex Barlow scored eight points; Josh Morelock scored five points, including one three-pointer; Shaquille Jinks scored six; Charlie Byers scored 10; Ben Galemmo scored 11, including three 3-pointers and Hayden Frey scored two points. • Madeira High School girls beat North College Hill High School 53-31, Dec. 22. Katelyn Kramer was the top-scorer for Madeira with three 2-pointers. Madeira’s Kristen Richardson scored one points, Taylor Beirne scored six, Gretchen Staubach scored 13, Alyssa Frye scored four, Lanie Frayer scored two and Emily Luther scored 10 points.

This week in swimming

• Cincinnati Country Day boys came in first place with a score of 135 against Summit Country Day’s 92 and Seven Hills’ 56, Dec. 19. CCD won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:34.73, and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:44.54. CCD’s Warwick won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:02.31, and Guttman won the 100-meter freestyle in 54.54. • Madeira High School

boys beat Indian Hill High School 137-69, Dec. 19. Madeira won the 200-meter medley relay in 1:50.78, and the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:50.84. Madeira’s Riley Kane won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:21.67; Clark Templeton won the 50meter freestyle in 26.36; Stuart Marsh won the 100-meter flystroke in 56.79, and the 500-meter freestyle in 5:45.99; Brackenbury won the 100-meter freestyle in 56.79 and Max Mantkowski won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:03.51. • Moeller High School boys beat Princeton High School 13, 67, Dec. 19. Moeller won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:31.90. Moeller’s Foos won the 200meter freestyle in 1:51.63; Harry Hamiter won the 200meter individual medley in 2:09.22; Matt Hobler won the 50-meter freestyle in 23.37; Christian Josephson won the 500-meter freestyle in 5:22.57 and Kevin Schwab won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:06.21. • Cincinnati Country Day girls took first place with a score of 123 against Seven Hills’ 91 and Summit’s 72. CCD won the 200-meter medley relay in 2:17.97, the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:56.06 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:31.10. CCD’s Cohen won the 50meter freestyle in 29.19;

Blackburn won the 100-meter flystroke in 1:10.13 and Taylor won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:17.52. • Indian Hill High School girls beat Madeira 141-111, Dec. 19. Indian Hill won the 200meter medley relay in 2:07.12, the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:50.59 and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:41.59. Indian Hill’s Elizabeth Heinbach won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:16.63, Heinbach won the 100-meter flystroke in 1:04.94, Hanna Vester won the 100-meter freestyle in 56.24 and Vester won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:03.90. • Indian Hill girls beat Taylor High School 46-44, on Dec. 21. Indian Hill won the 200meter medley relay in 2:11.34, and the 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:28.73. Indian Hill’s Elizabeth Heinbach won the 50-meter freestyle in 34.81; Hanna Vester won the 500meter freestyle in 5:29.25, and the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:19.22.

This week in wrestling

• Madeira High School beat Wyoming High School 39-34, Dec. 22. Madeira’s Alvi Ibarra pinned Josh Lampert in 3 minutes, 13 seconds, Chance Manzler defeated Nash 10-8, Tyler Williamson pinned

Sagan in 3 minutes, 26 seconds, Andrew Walsh beat Travis Courtney, Luis Godines beat Daniel Zimmerman in 3 minutes, 48 seconds, Damian Brown pinned Albers in 1 minute, 8 seconds and Corey Phelps pinned Ryan Dierker in 3 minutes, 2 seconds. • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Walton-Verona High School 42-33, Dec. 22. Cory Martin won by forfeit; Zach Thomas pinned Conton in 4 minute, 59 seconds; Helford won by forfeit; Jason Finch won by forfeit; Parker Roe pinned Rodriguez in 40 seconds; Hoseus pinned Jeff Horstings in 3 minutes, 20 seconds; Tyler Dixon pinned Davis in 1 minute, 59 seconds and Thiel won by forfeit. • CHCA beat Bishop Brossart High School 40-33, Dec. 22. CHCA’s Moss won by forfeit; Jason Finch pinned Deller in 24 seconds; Vanwinkle won in a 16-2 major decision against Grant and Tyler Dixon, Tyler Kirbabas and Thiel won by forfeit.

This week in ice hockey

Moeller High School beat DeSales 11-1, Dec. 19. Moeller’s Visalli scored two goals, P. Gunza scored one, Land scored two, Fessel scored two, Little scored two, Stagge scored one, Rumpke scored one. Moeller advances to 7-4 with the win.



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For neighbors, caring means simply being there David Bodnar and Chris DeBow Madeira Nominated by Harry and Rita Adler, Madeira

“We think we are very lucky to have the most caring neighbors and we need to tell you why. “My husband, Harry W. Adler, Jr., became ill late this spring and was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a type of cancer of the lung, and ultimately had major lung surgery. Harry was a pipe fitter in the U.S. Navy during the late 1950s and 1960s where he was highly exposed to asbestos, the cause of this disease; just going to work was a major feat, let alone doing any yard work or household chores. “We traveled to three states trying to get a diagnoses, we were gone a lot, but each time we came home our lawn was cut and trimmed beautifully. We had to do some inquiring to find out how this was magically getting done, through the process of elimination we found that our next door neighbor David Bodnar was cut-

Again this year, The Suburban Life honors those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. ting our lawn (nearly one acre) each time he did his own, this went on the entire summer, a few times our neighbor on the other side, Chris De Bow, would cut when David was out of town. “These are young families with children and have many commitments, but they took time to help someone in need. “We feel we are so blessed to have good neighbors.

Steve Bryant Deer Park

“I moved into my home in 2003 and quickly met my neighbor, Steve Bryant. He lives at 8010 Dalton Ave,. I would like to recognize all the nice ‘favors’ he

CH@TROOM Do the recent developments regarding Tiger Woods and the death of Bengals receiver Chris Henry change the way you view professional athletes and celebrities? How? “No, because it seems with professional athletes, there will always be the minority that can’t seem to handle their fame and fortune, which gives a bad name to other athletes. “Tiger Woods had it all, but because he has a sexual addiction (14 affairs and counting), no matter how good he had it, he blew it because it all came out. You can’t hide anything these days, so I’m guessing he has a serious problem, or otherwise he’d never have jeopardized his career, family and life. “While sad, Chris Henry died the way he conducted his life. He had five arrests in his young career, and while he seemed to have calmed down the past year, it was his recklessness that ultimately led to his death. Who jumps into a moving pick-up truck? Was he drunk or on drugs? Nobody knows at this point, but one stupid mistake cost him his life. It’s a huge waste of talent and from what I’ve read, he had a gentler side that most people didn’t see. It’s his kids and family and friends that will suffer.” R.L.H. “No it doesn’t change my view. Too much money combined with too many people telling you how wonderful you are makes you feel that you are superior and omnipotent. Sadly, this has caused the demise of many marriages and has ruined people’s lives. I don’t envy any of them. My ‘boring’ life is all good.” C.P. “No. I have never looked to professional athletes to do anything more than excel in their sport. They are talented humans – certainly not heroes.” J.B. “No. Public figures have carefully crafted images that may or may not have any relationship to

Next question Residents in the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District can expect a tax hike. The Board of Education approved moving 1.25 mills of inside millage to fund permanent improvements. The millage move will generate $1.7 million annually for the district and cost the owner of a home with a market value of $500,000 an additional $218.75 per year starting in 2011, according to district officials. What do you think of the tax hike? What advice would you give to new Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr? What do you think should be his top priority? What is his greatest challenge? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. their real identity. It is a mistake for anyone, whether that be an adult or child, to assume good things about sports, political, or entertainment personalities just because you admire their professional accomplishments.” T.H. “To learn that Tiger engages in the same reckless amoral sexual behavior as Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain and other athletes only changed the way I view him. But I was very sorry to hear that Chris Henry was killed. He seemed to be growing up and cleaning up his act.” R.V.

Dec. 23 questions

A new theater is in the works for Kenwood Place on Kenwood Road, which has the Sycamore Township Board of Trustees thinking of adding a pedestrian walkway to connect the shopping center and theater to Kenwood Towne Center. Good idea or bad idea? Why? No responses.

does for my family and the neighborhood. He is such a nice person who unfortunately was forced to give up his career due to a debilitating stroke at a fairly young age. He doesn’t let it get him down though. Here are a few of the good deeds I’ve noticed but I am sure the list goes on and on. “He will bring in the garbage cans not only for me but for other neighbors as well. This fall he saw me blowing the leaves in my backyard and before I knew it he was right there beside me with his blower. He has helped us fix our lawn mower when it was broken and wouldn’t take any money for this time or effort. He plays ball with my son. He keeps his eye out for any suspicious things in the

neighborhood and that makes me feel safe. When the storm his last year he helped us get the tarp over our roof. Steve is always smiling and gives you a friendly wave when you drive by. “Thank you for your time and I hope you agree that Steve demonstrates the kindness and caring that we should all extend to our neighbors.”

Michael and Lori Farmer Mary and Ruth Schlagbeck Carolyn Norris, Shirley Buerger, Alan Cole Kenwood Nominated by Anita and Harold Jacobs

“How can you say, “Name a caring neighbor,” when you live in a neighborhood of love? “Ours is a cul-de-sac and across the street from us are Michael and Lori Farmer. When you say, “we need help,” they come running. Michael, during snow time, comes over and cleans our driveway, walk and others at 6:30 a.m. in the dark before going


This week, Suburban Life honors Neighbors Who Care. Profiles can be found beginning on page A1. We thought we would share the nominations we received for the Neighbors Who Care feature. We hope to make this a regular feature. If you would like to nominate some for Neighbors Who Care, send the information to to work or in the evening before eating his dinner. “The next-door neighbors, Mary and Ruth Schlagbeck, put the paper on our porch, rain or shine, plus more because of our big problems. “Our side-door neighbors, Carolyn Norris and Shirley Buerger,brought food and gifts many times when I was recovering from cancer. “Alan Cole, our corner neighbor, who works out of town, calls or visits when able. “Yes, in our day, we helped too, because this is a neighborhood of love.”

Honoring great Ohioans William Ellsworth Ohio has been called home by “Dummy” Hoy – many famous and influential peothe deaf Major ple throughout our state’s history League Baseball including presidents, inventors, player who educators, athletes, astronauts, played for several entrepreneurs, artists and military teams, including leaders. the forerunner to Many of these individuals have the Cincinnati had a profound impact on our State Sen. Reds, as well as state and the nation and work is now underway to determine Shannon Dayton to learn which of them will represent our Jones about the lives and accomplishstate in the National Statuary Hall Community ments of the in Washington, D.C. Press guest Wright brothers. The National Statuary Hall is in the U.S. Capitol Building and was columnist The committee also traveled to established in 1864. It contains a collection of bronze and marble Brown County near where former statues from each state that com- Union General and former Presimemorates persons “illustrious for dent Ulysses S. Grant was born historic renown or for distin- and raised. In addition, committee memguished civic or military services.” Each state is permitted two statues bers have visited Milan, Chilliin the National Statuary Collec- cothe, Washington Court House tion, and the two Ohioans current- and Columbus to hear more about ly represented in the National the lives of inventor Thomas A. Statuary Hall are former president Edison, Shawnee leader and warand congressman James A. rior Tecumseh, abolitionist James Garfield and William Allen, who Ashley and Olympian Jesse served in Congress and was Ohio Owens. The committee will continue to hold governor from 1874 to 1876. Since this summer, the meetings in the months In 2000, federal committee has held ahead and is law was changed to to allow for a procemeetings across the state in expected present recdure that would search of the next great o m m e n d a permit states to to the replace a statue Ohioan to be featured in the tions G e n e r a l from the collection if they so desired. National Statuary Hall, A s s e m b l y early next The Ohio General including several here in year. RegardAssembly passed Senate Bill 277 in southwestern Ohio. less of who is chosen to 2006 that created represent the National Statuary Collection Study Committee. Ohio in the National Statuary Hall, The committee is a bipartisan the new statue will be purchased panel of lawmakers from both the entirely with private funds. For additional information Ohio House and Senate tasked with finding a replacement for the about the committee, please visit statue of former Gov. Allen that This Web better represents the values and site also includes a form where you can weigh in on who you traditions of Ohio. Since this summer, the commit- think should represent our state in tee has held meetings across the the National Statuary Hall. While the National Statuary state in search of the next great Ohioan to be featured in the Collection Study Committee conNational Statuary Hall, including tinues its search for the next several here in southwestern Ohioan to represent our state in Ohio. Members have visited the nation’s capitol, the Ohio CapCincinnati to learn more about ital Square Review and Advisory

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Deer Park man friendly, helpful By Amanda Hopkins

Steve Bryant has never been the type of guy to let anything hold him back. He has his own vegetable garden and repairs bikes, both things he passes out to the neighbors on Dalton

Avenue in Deer Park. Bryant had a stroke in 2002 that left him struggling to walk and talk. Despite his setbacks, Bryant continued being active in his neighborhood which he said helped in his recovery. “You can’t stop living,” Bryant said.


Lori Steffen, left, nominated her neighbor, Steve Bryant, both of Deer Park, with grandson Aiden Snyder, as a Neighbor Who Cares because she says he has been friendly since the day she moved in and she can always count on him.


Steve Bryant

Deer Park Repairs bikes for neighborhood children, passes out vegetables from his garden and always has a friendly smile and wave. “It’s not my style.” Lori Steffen, Bryant’s neighbor who nominated him as a Neighbor Who Cares, said Bryant takes in garbage cans for the neighbors, has helped fix her lawn mower and even helps Steffen and her husband with yardwork. The two have lived next door to each other since Steffen moved to the neighborhood in 2003. She said her idea of a good neighbor is someone who will “keep an eye out for you and the neighborhood.” When she first read about the Neighbor Who Cares, Steffen said Bryant was the first person she thought of and had to nominate him. “Steve demonstrates the kindness and caring that we should all extend to our neighbors,” said Steffen. She said he always has a smile and a wave whenever anyone drives by. Bryant was a little embarassed and remained modest about his nomination. “It’s just what neighbors do,” he said.

Church, committee help many By Amanda Hopkins

Each year, the Sycamore Presbyterian Church in Symmes Township sets aside 10 percent of the church budget for benevolence, money that is used to help ministries in need. Jim Blaylock, an elder in the church and chairman of the mission committee for the past five years, helps decide which organizations the church will help. “There is a never ending supply of ministries that need help,” Blaylock said. He said the committee tries to find organizations that the congregation can relate to and is willing to support throughout the year. Blaylock said the Pass Christian School District in Pass Christian, Miss., is one organization he is most passionate about that the church has been supporting for the last five years. The school district was devastated after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The church gave money for the district to rebuild and supplied cash cards for teachers to buy classroom supplies, but Blaylock said the church continued to





Former school nurse still active in school district By Amanda Hopkins

She may have retired after the 2008-2009 school year but former school nurse Sandy Mills is still a familiar face around the Deer Park School District. Mills, a resident of Miami Township Clermont County, Again this year, Suburban Life honors those in the community who have given a was the school nurse in bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. Deer Park for 29 years, More Neighbors Who Care, page A1 where she set up many profor the clothgrams that she continues to ing room. run. Sandy Mills Mills also “I just live and love, Deer Park School District helped set up that’s what I do,” Mills said. Continues to volunteer for the food basMills started the clothing Deer Park School District after ket program room more than 20 years retiring last year for Deer Park ago that is housed in the High School, at Holmes Elementary in Howard building. Members which pro- 1997 that gives students of the community donate Sandy Mills vides food the encouragement they new or gently and toys for need to succeed. used clothes “I just live and love, needy famithat others in “I wanted them to know that’s what I do.” lies in the themselves well enough to need in the Sandy Mills community. make good choices,” Mills community Former school nurse with Mills said said of the students. can pick free Deer Park City Schools this year the of charge. After more than 30 years food basket in the district, most everyClothes also come in handy for students program helped 99 families. one in the district has been Mills says she continues in contact with Mills. in the district if their clothes end up muddy or have other to help because “we’re all “She’s touched all of our messes. Mills still helps out one.” lives in a special way,” said “Who’s to say I won’t be Gini Niekamp, communicain the clothing room but she said one of the teacher’s the next one (to need tions coordinator for Deer aides at Holmes Elementary, help),” Mills said. Park Schools. She also set up a resilienBecky Mace, will soon take most of the responsibility cy and affirmation program

Guasmann shows concern in practical ways By Jeanne Houck


Jim Blaylock, an elder with the Sycamore Presbyterian Church in Symmes Township and a Sycamore Township resident, is chairman of the mission committee that decides which organizations the church will support each year.

Jim Blaylock

Sycamore Township A church elder at Sycamore Presbyterian Church in Symmes Township is chairman of the mission committee who decides which ministries the church will support each year give money each year since then to help the students and teachers maintain the district. Just last year, Sycamore Presbyterian Church was able to give $20,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in the district.

“(The scholarships) were aimed at kids going to local colleges who could help rebuild,” Blaylock said. The Pass Christian School District is just one of the 16 organizations that the church helped this past year. Blaylock said when the mission committee meets again in January, they will look for more ministries like the Pass Christian School District that could benefit from long-term assistance from the church. “We want something we can get the congregation to feel good about,” Blaylock said.

Cliff Gausmann of Blue Ash begins each day by picking up his neighbors’ newspapers at the end of their driveways and depositing them at their front doors. “Each week on trash day, he puts our trash cans a n d recycling Cliff boxes Gausmann in front of our Blue Ash garage Delivers doors,” newspapers, carries trash cans, s a i d clears walks of neighsnow b o r Christine Tyler of Donjoy Drive. ‘When it snows, Cliff is out with his snow blower cleaning as many as five driveways before he stops. “He is always willing to lend a hand with anything and he certainly can be counted on in any emergency,” Tyler said. “Cliff Gausmann is the


Health, wellness

Jewish Hospital is hosting the Mobile Mammography Unit from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Jewish Hospital Medical Office Building, 4750 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood. They are 15-minute screenings. The cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants. Appointments are required. Call 6863300.

Creature features

Hamilton County Park Dis-

trict is hosting “Creature Features” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Sharon Centre at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. It is a close look at local wildlife. The program is free. Call 521-7275 or visit

Memorial tree

Gate of Heaven Cemetery is hosting the Memorial Christmas Tree Display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township.


Cliff Gausmann of Blue Ash is always ready with a snow blower, or any other help his neighbors need. He is with his grandson, Fynn Thielmeyer, 8, of Maineville. definition of a good neighbor.” Gausmann, retired from a research and development position at Procter & Gamble, said that at 63, he is younger than many of his neighbors. It is not just the elderly that concern him. The neighbors Gausmann helps also include a widow, a

woman with a husband in a nursing home – even people who volunteer at a hospital that he wants to give time to do their good deeds. “I just like keeping busy, and this is a good way to do that,” said Gausmann, who lives with his wife, Jennie. They have four grown children.

Families are invited to place ornament on tree in memory of loved ones. The event is free. Call 489-0300 or visit

Financial peace

Sing your heart out

Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash is hosting Karaoke Night from 9 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the Lobby Lounge at Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. Lobby Lounge. Call 793-4500 or visit sh.

Blue Ash YMCA is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Blue Ash. It is weekly through April 8. Get information on how to get out of debt, cash flow planning, saving, insurance and investment basics, how to achieve your financial goals and other money related topics. It is led by Sandra Faith Hall, Dave Ramsey certified counselor. It is family friendly. The cost is $93 per family. Registration is required. Call 550-3337.


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Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jewish Hospital Medical Office Building, 4750 E. Galbraith Road. Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Kenwood.


New Year’s Eve Dinner, 6 p.m. Bella Luna, 4632 Eastern Ave. Five-course meal and Champagne with dessert. Menu items feature salad options and entrees such as panseared, ovenroasted duck breast, veal tortellacci over wild mushroom truffle broth and grilled prime rib of beef. $110 per couple plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. 871-5862. Linwood. New Year’s Eve Party, 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Parkers Blue Ash Grill, 4200 Cooper Road. Happy hour all night long. Free champagne toast at midnight. Music by Smiling Rhinos. Reservations required. 891-8300. Blue Ash. New Year’s Eve Party, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road. Music by Paul Otten Band. Includes ticketed bar featuring Bud Light bottles (6), Smirnoff Pineapple, Smirnoff Pear or Crown Royal (4). Champagne toast at midnight and buffet featuring bruschetta, quesadillas, super subs, teriyaki chicken kabobs, assorted desserts and coffee. Live feed to Times Square. balloon drop and confetti at midnight. Ages 21 and up. $70. Presented by Cincinnati Sports Leagues. 533-9386. Oakley. New Year’s Eve: Love Boat Style, 3 p.m. Embassy Suites Blue Ash, 4554 Lake Forest Drive. Check in 3-5 p.m and includes chocolate covered strawberries and Champagne in Upper Atrium. Hors D’oeuvres 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner served 7:30-9 p.m. buffet style. Open bar 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Music with DJ 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Continental breakfast 12:15-1 a.m. Late check-out 2 p.m. New Year’s day. Dress code: Semi-formal. $349.95; includes suite for two. Reservations required. 981-3752. Blue Ash. Prom Night: A Night to Remember, 9 p.m.3:30 a.m. Adonis the Nightclub, 4601 Kellogg Ave. Special guest entertainment. $250 in prizes for King and Queen. 871-1542. Columbia Tusculum. New Year’s Eve, 9 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Dinner specials, DJ, karaoke, dancing, complimentary champagne and party favors. Free. Reservations recommended. 7932600. Blue Ash. New Year’s Eve Celebration, 6 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Party favors, Champagne toast at midnight, music by One of a Kind and open bar from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. King Package includes Surf and Turf dinner with 12-ounce New York Strip Steak or 7-ounce filet mignon and lobster tail, 6-9 p.m. Queen Package includes dinner buffet for two, 6:30-9 p.m. Packages include room and breakfast buffet for two 9:30 a.m.-noon. King: $290 couple, $195 single, $95 dinner and party only. Queen: $240 couple, $175 single, $75 dinner and party only. 793-4500. Blue Ash. New Year’s Eve Party Bus + Musical Festival, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Music by Katherine Werner, Pharaoh Loosey, Free Sophia, Kumasi MC and the Skeetones. East End Cafe, 4003 Eastern Ave. Some 22 bands, six venues and one party bus. $25. Presented by The Brothel at East End Cafe. 321-3278; Columbia Tusculum. New Year’s Eve Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Hugo Restaurant, 3235 Madison Road. Music by Eric Campbell and the Bevadores begins 10:30 p.m. $75, $25 wine pairing available. Registration required. 321-4846; Oakley.


Bone Voyage Band, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road. 791-4424. Blue Ash.


Noah Hunt, 8 p.m. Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave. With Jason Dennie and The 420 AllStars. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

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New Year’s Eve with Lisa Landry, 7:30 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. For those who suffer from hurt, hang-ups, or habits. Free. 5872437. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J A N . 1


Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Jason Dennie, 10 p.m. With Kelly Thomas and Ryan Mallott. Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave. $5. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 2


Dhani Jones: Senegal, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, 3209 Madison Road. Cincinnati Bengals football player photography focuses on images taken during his travel throughout the west African country. Through Jan. 9. 792-9755. Oakley.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill.

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Por-ce-la-ne-ous, noon-4 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley.


Live Music and Industry Night, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive. Includes drink specials for all and 30 percent off starters and sushi for industry employees. Acoustic music by Jeff Hickenlooper begins 6:30 p.m. Through Dec. 26. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Lisa Landry, 8 p.m. $8. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, $3. 6834686; Symmes Township.


Worship Services, 8 a.m. St. Gertrude Parish, 7630 Shawnee Run Road. Free. 561-5954. Madeira. Worship Services, 8:20 a.m. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road. Free. 561-4220. Indian Hill. Worship Services, 8:45 a.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road. Free. 891-8181. Madeira. Worship Services, 9 a.m. Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave. Free. 791-4470. Madeira. Worship Service, 8 a.m. Indian Hill Church, 6000 Drake Road. 561-6805. Indian Hill.



Memorial Christmas Tree Display, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road. Families invited to place ornament on tree in memory of loved ones. Free. 489-0300; Symmes Township.


Karaoke with B&B, 8 p.m. O’Dell’s Sport Lounge, 4343 Kellogg Ave. With Bob and Bettie. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by B and B Entertainment. 312-6190. East End.


Springfield Special, 10 p.m. Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave. $5. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.


Lisa Landry, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. Through March 28. 683-4686; Symmes Township.

Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m. United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave. Twelve-step group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 231-0733. Oakley. M O N D A Y, J A N . 4


Wheel 1: Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Weekly through Feb. 15. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Studio. Need: Wheel 1 tool kit. No experience required. Clay included. Ages 18 and up. $215. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley. Ceramic Sinks and Sconces, 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Weekly through Feb. 15. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Studio. Students guided through process of creating own sink and sconce set. With Patrick Dougherty, known for finishing techniques and custom sinks and sconces made for clients all over country. Family friendly. $230. Registration required. 871-2529. Oakley.


Mayerson JCC is hosting the Kids New Year’s Eve Sleepover at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. It is open to grades K-6. The event features an indoor waterpark and gym, movie, crafts, games, prizes, snacks, noisemakers, soda toast at midnight and breakfast in the morning. Open to all religions, races and abilities. Pickup is at 8 a.m. Jan. 1. The cost is $35, $30 additional siblings. Call 761-7500 or visit


Home Buyer and Seller Information Sessions, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Coldwell Banker West Shell, 2721 Erie Ave. Information sessions on buying first home or selling current home. Lender representative present to answer questions regarding mortgages, interest rates or refinancing. With Rick and Holly Finn. Ages 21 and up. Free. Through Dec. 6. 533-8081. Hyde Park.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road. Grass-fed Black Angus beef, freerange chicken, produce, lamb, turkey, eggs and honey. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill.


Memorial Christmas Tree Display, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Free. 4890300; Symmes Township.


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. 791-2753. Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 5


Stemming the Tide, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 458-6600. Hyde Park. Por-ce-la-ne-ous, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Dhani Jones: Senegal, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, 792-9755. Oakley.


Wheel 3: Finding Texture, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Weekly through Feb. 16. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Learn several advanced forming techniques while putting focus on personal style. Must have taken Wheel 2 or similar experience and have ability to throw all basic forms. Ages 18 and up. $230. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley. Introduction to Clay: Focus on Stamping, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Weekly through Feb. 16. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Learn basics of every construction technique. Beginners. Ages 18 and up. $230. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley. Wheel 2: The Technique of Texture, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Weekly through Feb. 16. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Strengthen foundation techniques and get comfortable with most wheel-thrown forms. Also covers new shaping techniques and surface decoration. Ages 18 and up. $230. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley.

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Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 554-1040. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Play by Play Cafe, 793-3360. Silverton.


Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis for Newly Diagnosed, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. With Dr. Maria Melanson, neurologist, Aring Neurology. Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7875 Montgomery Road. Discover top five things you need to know about living with MS. For those diagnosed in past two years. Dinner sponsored by EMD Serono and Pfizer. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. Presented by University of Cincinnati Physicians. 226-3800. Sycamore Township.

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Two of a Kind, 7 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Twopiece band featuring Jay, guitar, and Amy, vocals, presents classics from yesterday and today. Through Dec. 29. 793-4500. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; Indian Hill.



Memorial Christmas Tree Display, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Free. 4890300; Symmes Township.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash.


Tracy Chevalier, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Remarkable Creatures.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Stemming the Tide, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 458-6600. Hyde Park. From Moscow to St. Petersburg: A New Collection of Russian Impressionism and Realism, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery, 321-5200; O’Bryonville. World War I Poster Exhibit, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jack Wood Gallery, 321-7077; O’Bryonville. Por-ce-la-ne-ous, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, Free. 871-2529; Oakley. Dhani Jones: Senegal, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, 792-9755. Oakley. PROVIDED

See Santa one last time at Newport Aquarium’s New Year’s Eve Party for the Kids from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31. The kidfriendly party will include an early New Year’s countdown at 5 p.m., party hats and noisemakers, kids’ activities, and a special appearance by Scuba Santa. Scuba Santa dive shows are at 11 and 11:30 a.m., noon, 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m. The Kids Countdown Party is free with aquarium admission ($20; $13 ages 2-12.) Visit or call 859-261-7444.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill.


The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati performs “Sleeping Beauty” through Jan. 3, at 1127 Vine St., Over-The-Rhine. Pictured on stage are Will Selnick and Alaina Mills. The theatre’s version combines romance, comedy, action, opera and rock ‘n’ roll in a musical adaptation. Tickets are $30-$40; $16, children. Call 513-4213555 or visit

December 30, 2009

Time is on our minds as we move from one year to the next. If we asked a fish “What is water?” it might say, “I don’t know,” even though it lives in it. If we are asked our insights into time (in which we live), how lucidly and credibly could we talk about it? Time is the fleeting succession of nows. It’s the succession of nows that are measured in seconds, hours, days and years that are given us between our birth and death. There is a lot supposed to be going on during this time, a lot of growth and development. Growth means to move from potentiality to actuality just as an acorn gradually grows and becomes an oak tree. Time allows a chosen transition and countless opportunities in order to become all we were made to be. Time is expected to be creative. We might like to ask our Creator why we were made

similar to acorns needing to grow into trees? Why didn’t God make us trees right away? Why didn’t he make us in our completed, fully grown state? Why go through this puzzling and laborious growth process that is filled with risks and difficult challenges? Why go the long route? Why didn’t God create us at point Z instead of at point A? If God created us at point Z instead of point A we would not be human beings. We would be something else. As humans we are equipped with intellects and wills. We can gradually come to know, think, weigh and choose. Because of this we can join God in our creation – or opt out. We can open ourselves to his formative grace or say “No, thanks.” Human beings are those who, as Sartre put it, make themselves, create themselves, decide themselves, choose themselves. Time is that place where this choos-

ing takes place over and over again. The flow of time presents billions of situations calling for our choices, myriads of opportunities to transcend our previous lesser selves, to grow more or regress. God is, God does not become. God is the same through all eternity. We are the ones called to become and move from less complete to more whole (holy). Time in itself is not automatically creative so that all we have to do is sit and wait. “The individuality of the person,” writes James Hillman, “becomes a shifting kaleidoscope, each of us becoming more unique and complex; it is the conclusion from research that ‘with increasing age there is increasing variation among individuals.’” A new year reminds us of time and urges us to take stock and see what we are becoming by living in time. To ask, “Where are my choices taking me; what kind of person am I making of myself?” “Am I more con-

cerned a b o u t pleasure or what I am collecting Father Lou outside myself Guntzelman than what Perspectives I am becoming within myself?” “Am I growing from a self-centered ego toward a larger concern for others?” “How would I compare my personal integrity this new year to what I was 10 years ago?” As the Rev. William Sloane Coffin put it: “Time in this world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Spend an evening with writer Jon Entine Time Live.” He has won more than 20 awards, including Emmys for specials on the reform movements in china and the Soviet Union. He is an adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. An internationally recognized writer on science, society and business ethics, he has writ-

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Noted author Jon Entine will discuss his research on the genetic origins of the Jewish people at a special program at Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Entine will explain findings set forth in his recently published book “Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People.” Interweaving genealogy, archaeology, history and genetics, Entine will explore the connection between genetics and identity using breakthroughs in genetic research to reconstruct the ancient Jewish past, and analyze the genetic relationships between Jews and peoples around the world. His work was cited in a recent Newsweek Magazine article by Lisa Miller entitled “Who is a Jew?” The program will be held at the synagogue, 5714 Fields Ertel Road, between Interstate 71 and Snider Road. Entine was Tom Brokaw’s long-time producer at NBC News, and also produced ABC’s “20/20” and “Prime



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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Public hearing on the Madeira City School Budget, Ohio Revised Code, Section 5705.30 Notice is hereby given that on the 11th day of January, 2010, at 6:00 p.m., a public hearing will be held on the tax budget the by prepared Board of Education of City Madeira the of District School County, Hamilton Ohio for the next succeeding fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. Such hearing will be held at the Madeira Board Office located at 7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira, Ohio. A copy of the tax budget can be obtained beginning Dec. 31, 2009 at the Madeira Board of Education office, 7465 Loannes Dr. , Susan E. Crabill, Treasurer Madeira City School District 1001526582


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and WLWT Channel 5 collected 5,124 new and gently-used coats during the ninth annual 5 Cares Coat Drive between Oct. 19 and Dec. 4 with the help of partners Gold Star Chili, City Dash, local fire departments and Starr Printing Services, Inc. This year’s total collection surpassed the goal by more than 25 percent. St. Vincent de Paul supplies coats to its own clients, as well as to other agencies that also work directly with those in need. “Thanks to the generous community support and our corporate partners, we are able to provide coats, to help our neighbors and their children stay warm this winter,” said Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vin-

cent de Paul. “There was this little girl at one of the coat distributions, with the most infectious smile and giggle. She found a shiny purple coat with fur on the collar. When I complimented her, she said she loved it because her mom’s coat is shiny and purple. How blessed we are that we were able to make that happen for her, and other children like her.” This project is made possible by the firefighters and volunteers who collect the coats, transport, sort and distribute the coats, and the generosity of area residents. For more information about donating or getting involved, call St. Vincent de Paul at 562-8841, ext. 225, or visit

DEATHS Gary Lee Crosby

Gary Lee Crosby, 63, of Miami Township died Dec. 21. Survived by wife of 37 years, Debra (nee Birck); aunt, Sarah Drescher of Madeira; cousin, Dwayne Moran of Georgetown; sister-in-law, Liz (the late Bob) Crosby; also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and numerous in-laws; and two Dobermans, Rocky and Buck. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Opal (nee Hunsaker) Crosby. Services were Dec. 26 at Craver-

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Riggs Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Brecon United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of God of Prophecy

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. “Robotics” is the theme of the Adventurer’s meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Dr. Ernie Hall, Professor of Robotics, School of Engineering at UC will present the program. Dinner reservations can be made by Monday, Jan. 11, at 791-3142 or just attend the program at 6 p.m. The Moms Group will meet from from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19; and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25. All moms are invited. Family Lego Night is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Bring your Legos and a favorite dessert. Prizes will be given for each Biblical creation. Childcare is provided for those too little to participate. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March

15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

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

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

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


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Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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


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


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INTERDENOMINATIONAL Sunday Service 10:30am


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Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894

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Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednes-

The synagogue is hosting Kosher Moroccan Jewish Cuisine Friday, Jan. 8, as part of the series Shabbat Around the World. Services are at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Reservations are required by Monday, Jan. 4. Adult dinners are $12, $6 children 3-10. There will be alternative dishes available for children and people with special dietary needs. Rabbi Gershom Barnard will be the guest chef. The menu for the evening includes Moroccan Halla, carrot salad, fish in spicy tomato sauce, chickpea soup, couscous stuffed chicken with olives and lemon (with a vegetarian alternate option), seven vegetable couscous, and almond rose pastry. This year the adult education committee also has had dinners featuring Mexican and Egyptian cuisine, and upcoming Shabbats will feature Israeli and Greek dishes. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

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

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

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Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am



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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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


MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rick Riggs, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult Sunday School 9:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:45am Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 Years"

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


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

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times



2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

“One Church, Many Paths”

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

4100 Taylor Ave 871-3136 E-Mail Judy Jackson, Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:00am Adult Bible Study 9:00am, Youth Sunday School 10:00am Childcare provided for Infants and Toddlers “Partners with Jesus in the Community and the World”




Suburban Life


December 30, 2009




Editor Dick Maloney | | 248-7134





Philip Davis, 40, 5710 Montgomery Road, open container at Kennedy and Duck Creek, Dec. 6. Sherri Pennington, 52, 114 Stevenson Road, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Nov. 30. Maurice Johnson, 28, 209 Northern Ave., carrying concealed weapon at I71 and Red Bank Road, Nov. 24. Tonya Browner, 42, 5701 Montgomery Road, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Nov. 27.

Daryl Black, 30, 7069 Larchwood Drive, domestic violence at 8303 Kenwood Road, Dec. 6. Marci Bein, 42, 9602 Sycamore Road, criminal damaging at 8540 Kenwood Road, Nov. 12. Anthony Gregory, 27, 3754 Lipscomb Road, aggravated robbery at 4150 Reading Road, Nov. 19. Steve Salsino, 28, 10497 Blacksmith Place, aggravated robbery at 4150 Reading Road, Nov. 9. Joan Korn, 46, 7494 Winchester Lane, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Nov. 21. Maya Price, 23, 1179 Brightwater Circle, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Dec. 8. Iva Price, 32, 2117 Oakbrook Place, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Dec. 8. Juvenile male, 17, domestic violence at 5734 Carteroak, Nov. 30. Tyrone Thompson, 59, 1554 Ruth Ave., open container at 8300 block of Kenwood Road, Nov. 28. James Charney, 18, 7956 Hunterknoll Court, possession of marijuana at U.S. 22 and Blang Drive, Nov. 25. Simone Riggins, 18, 6504 Elwynne, theft at 5901 E. Galbraith Road,


Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery, kidnapping Reported at 5375 Ridge Road, Nov. 25.

Criminal damaging

Reported at 7875 Montgomery Road, Nov. 29.

Identity fraud

Reported at 8310 Wooster Pike, Nov. 24. Check for $200 forged at 6931 Grace Ave., Nov. 30. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 3240 Highland Ave., Nov. 30.



Benjamin Todd Garrett, 31, 4220 Matson Ave., domestic violence, Dec. 21.

Incidents/Investigatiocns Domestic violence

Reported at Matson Avenue, Dec. 21.

Misuse of credit card

Reported at 7702 Plainfield Road, Dec. 20.



Joseph L. Brock Jr., 54, 7013 Maple Ave., disorderly conduct, Nov. 26.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Laptop computer, briefcase taken from vehicle at 6691 Apache, Dec. 5. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6670 Apache, Dec. 5. Wallet taken from vehicle at 6639 Apache, Dec. 5.


Dec. 5. Rheataunia Gray, 32, 205 Mitchell Ave., theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Dec. 1. Takeyia Miller, 20, 1625 Vine Street, theft, criminal damaging at 1000 Sycamore Street, Nov. 18.


Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 12185 First Ave., Dec. 5.

Breaking and entering

Attempt made to enter business at 8000 Kenwood Road, Dec. 3.


Residence entered and passport and visa removed at 11922 Second Ave., Nov. 12.

Criminal damaging

Reported at 8170 Corporate Park Drive, Nov. 11.


Check forged at 7670 Montgomery Road, Dec. 1.


$16.88 in food not paid for at 7800 Montgomery Road, Dec. 5. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Nov. 30. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 10777 U.S. 22, Dec. 1. Jewelry valued at $500 removed at 4580 E. Galbraith Road, Nov. 30.

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 7918056. • Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 2724214. • Sycamore Township, 792-7254.



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5740 Windridge View: Malkin Michelle Tr to Carver Maria I.; $239,000. 5821 Euclid Road: Jackson Randolph to Hanson Nora E.; $155,000. 6516 Blue Ridge Ave.: Marlowe Dorothea J. Tr to Lovins Jeffrey A. & Laura S.; $218,000. 6842 Windward St.: Landolt Aaron to Nichols Lauren P.; $107,900.


3723 Matson Ave.: Pfeiffenberger Keith Philip to Koch Kathleen M.; $140,500. 3805 Oleary Ave.: Harris William M. to Witzeman Rose E.; $88,000. 4242 Redmont Ave.: Willis Eileen A. Tr to Smeltzer Michael D. & Nicole B.; $93,500.


6475 Euclid Ave.: Cunningham Bradley T. & Michele E. to Miller Abigail E. & Mark E. Mitchell; $193,500. 6623 Apache Circle: Oneill Bryan III & Martine Lee Oneill to Riser Thomas & Kaye H.; $265,000. 6849 Springcrest Circle: Schoenborn William E. to Oneill Bryan & Martine; $175,000. 7133 Fowler Ave.: Reuther Cora to Buckhead Homes Inc.; $81,000. 7251 Osceola Drive: Hyatt Paul T. to Stefanou Dan; $70,000.


3824 Woodford Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Blank Joseph E. & Ashley M.; $64,000.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 6832 Park View Lane: Weilbacher Bonita L. & Kathleen M. Roe to Cranford Tyrone J.; $95,000. 6910 Ohio Ave.: Gerber Cecilia to Dean James P.; $72,500.


11940 Fourth Ave.: Rental Property Management LLC to Prichard Patricia; $53,000. 3814 Mantell Ave.: West Carl W. & Kelsey E. Grant to Scheidt Bradley T. & Danicia M.; $126,000. 575 Galbraith Road: Car Mcc LLC to Galbraith Enterprise LLC; $830,000. 6567 Stoneham Place: Black Lois E. Tr to Johnson Kathleen A.; $340,000. 7767 Montgomery Road: Sean S. Properties LLC to Ritchie Warren J. Tr; $800,000. 7775 Montgomery Road: Sean Holding Co LLC to Ritchie Warren J. Tr; $2,500,000. 8075 Queens Ave.: Gray Eugene P. to Dcic LLC; $54,000. 8636 Wicklow Ave.: Hall Wilma F. to Faulhaber Elizabeth J.; $95,000.


State Sen. Shannon Jones has been appointed to the Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District by Ohio Senate President Bill Harris. A transportation improvement district is a geographic area organized for the purpose of improving the existing road system. These districts coordinate federal, state and local resources for the planning, financing and construction of transportation projects. “Maintaining our roads not only improves safety, but encourages economic

development,” Jones said. “I look forward to working with state, federal and local officials to ensure that Hamilton County motorists have a transportation system that is safe, efficient and meets the needs of residents and visitors alike.” The Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District was established in 1995 and encompasses all the roadways within Hamilton County. Jones represents the 7th Senate District, which includes Warren County and eastern portions of Hamilton County.

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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…


The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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