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Mornings start early in the Strotman home three days a week, as mom, Julie, brews a pot of coffee. Ryan, 11, a sixth-grader at St. Michael’s School, carries that carafe of White Castle coffee outside, to his coffee stand in Sharonville. Neighbors in the Waterford subdivision can pull over for a $1.50 cup of coffee, with their choice of sweeteners and creamer, or Ryan will bring it to them. FULL STORY, A2

Independence Day

The 28th annual Conquer the Hill Race in Evendale will be Saturday, July 4, kicking off a line of Independence Day festivities. The 10K race and 41/2-mile walk begins at 8 a.m. at the Evendale Recreational Complex. The marked course runs through the residential areas of Evendale and some intersections and roads will be closed at various times during the race. FULL STORY, A4

Ladies day

Sharonville has set aside a day for ladies only. It’s Ladies Day Getaway, poolside at the Sharonville Community Center on Wednesday, July 15. The event at 10990 Thornview Drive, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes a catered lunch, snacks and beverages, games, haircuts, massages and manicures. FULL STORY, A5

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Demolition law reviewed

Wyoming may consider adding replacement provision By Kelly McBride Reddy

The city of Wyoming is building on an ordinance that regulates demolition. The ordinance, which was designed to maintain the integrity of the city’s historic district, permits review of what is being demolished, but has no oversight on what would be built at the site. “The ordinance doesn’t say you have to show what will replace the demolished structure,” Councilman Walter Cordes said. So, when Nora Salazar applied for a permit to demolish her roof after it was damaged by the Sept. 14 wind storm, the Architecture Review Board and Historic Preservation Committee reviewed the request. “The ordinance forced us to make a decision in a vacuum,” Cordes said. Salazar volunteered to submit reconstruction plans, and worked with an architect to finalize a plan that met parameters of the historic district. The house, a two-and-a-half story structure, will become a three-


Nora Salazar, standing, with her daughter Sophia, 11, will be demolishing part of her Wyoming house to repair storm damage and add a third floor to the structure. story home. “It evolved into that,” Salazar said. “When we were working with the idea of a third floor, we tried to figure if it could be done.” Architect Mark Browning, who

is a member of the Architectural Review Board, said the ordinance was originally designated for the Historic District. “Typically, there will be an old garage that has deteriorated over

time,” he said. “It’s required that a demolition permit is reviewed by (both boards), and that process works well. “This issue came up that there are no provisions for the new construction, renovations or replacements for properties in the historic district,” Browning said. “Under the ordinance, all our commission could do is make an evaluation of the demolition, to remove the roof,” he said. “We would have to make a judgment on whether it had a negative impact on that property or adjacent properties.” It would help to know what the replacement would be, agreed Browning and Cordes. As a result, the committees petitioned City Council to consider modifications to the zoning ordinance that would require property owners living in the historic district to get approval for renovation, as well as the demolition, which would impact the outside of the structure. The matter will be discussed in Law Committee, and ultimately will return to city council for a vote. Salazar said she supports the added stipulations.

Princeton to move fields, buy uniforms By Kelly McBride Reddy

Princeton High School’s girls softball team will be playing a little closer to home next season, after the field at Chester and Greenwood roads is relocated across Chester Road, between the high school building and Viking Stadium. The move, approved by Princeton’s Board of Education during its June 8 meeting, was necessary to allow Duke Energy to relocate high-voltage transmission lines on Chester Road. The move is part of Sharonville’s Northern Lights project that includes road improve-

ments along the road. Once the transmission lines are relocated, they would bump into the field’s backstop, making it unsafe for play. Building director Fred Pensinger explained to the board that the move would put the softball field closer to the concessions and locker rooms. The city of Sharonville has agreed to pay for the relocation of the softball field. Safety Service Director Ted Mack told the board the goal is to have the field ready by next spring. Work is scheduled to begin this summer so grass will have a chance to grow over the ensuing

months, in time for the next softball season. In other action, the board: • Approved a resolution for $4.8 million to reimburse expenditures in connection with the renovation of Heritage Hill Elementary School. It also approved a principal amount not to exceed $1.4 million to acquire 15 new buses. • Approved a new uniform for the high school band. The uniforms will be paid for equally by the music boosters and board of education. The team’s flag line and dance teams also will receive new uniforms, all of which will be bought for the 2010 school year.


Willie Bennett, a drum major entering his junior year, shows the new band uniform to Princeton’s school board.

Springdale viewers may get new cable choice By Kelly McBride Reddy

Springdale. To that end, council passed an ordinance adding provisions for competitive video service, establishing fees and defining terms of

Residents of Springdale could have a choice of cable TV providers, as Cincinnati Bell has notified city officials that it is considering offering service there. Currently, the city has an agreement with Time Warner to offer cable services to its residents. The current agreement will expire this summer, and city officials discussed the possibility of a choice for those who live in


agreements. Cincinnati Bell, which had purchased Lebanon Telecommunications Co., “has slowly been expanding that service,” said Lisa

McLaughlin, a public relations representative for Cincinnati Bell. “They notify an area that they are considering offering service Danbury at some point in the future,” she said, “Though no timeline has been established yet.” City Administrator Cecil Osborn said the consumer will benefit if

two cable providers vie for the business. “Any time there’s competition, there will be a benefit to the consumer,” he said. “This appears to be that type of situation.” Councilman Randy Danbury agreed. “By allowing another cable operator to come in, residents will get a choice to stay with what they have now, or go to a different company,” he said. “People will see a lot of savings because they will have a choice.”


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Evendale announces open police chief position By Amanda Hopkins

After passing a motion that expanded eligibility for the position of police chief to include sergeants, the village of Evendale has formally announced the opening of the position. Chief Gary Foust will retire in August. Among the requirements for the incoming police chief are serving at least 10 years with Evendale police department and at least five years with the rank of police sergant or higher. Foust said during the May council meeting that all of his higher ranking officers have had extra training through various police academies which is one of the requirements set by the


Evendale police chief Gary Foust is set to retire in August. The Village of Evendale has announced the opening of the position to begin interviewing candidates. council. It was also established

that candidates will undergo testing, both an oral and

written exam and a personality leadership profile conducted by Daum & Associates. The oral interview will be conducted by the mayor and members of council. During the May council meeting, Evendale Mayor Don Apking had opposed testing, but president of council, Carolyn SmileyRobertson said all candidates should be tested along the same standards. “(Testing) is another component that can be used to evaluate which one of your candidates is most prepared,” she said. Testing will begin in July and a qualified candidate will be selected by the mayor with council’s approval by August when Foust is set to retire. KELLY MCBRIDE REDDY/STAFF

Ryan Strotman’s Coffee Stop is open for business three mornings a week.

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Philanthropy brews at boy’s coffee stand By Kelly McBride Reddy

Mornings start early in the Strotman home three days a week, as mom, Julie, brews a pot of coffee. Ryan, 11, a sixth-grader at St. Michael’s School, carries that carafe of White Castle coffee outside, to his coffee stand in Sharonville. Neighbors in the Waterford subdivision can pull over for a $1.50 cup of coffee, with their choice of sweeteners and creamer, or Ryan will bring it to them. He’s open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 7 to 9. But Ryan’s Coffee Stop isn’t just the work of a budding entrepreneur. He donates 25 cents from each cup sold, as well as half of all tips, to Bethany House Services, which provides housing, education and other programs to homeless and disadvantaged women and children. Sometimes the mornings seem long, when business is slow. One recent Wednesday brought just seven customers, which can make his

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6:32 a.m. wake-up call even tougher. It’s OK, Ryan says. He reads when he’s bored. “And my parents make me go to bed early,” he said. “I can’t believe he gets up and comes out here,” his mom said, citing a recent morning when he only sold two cups. “He’s aware of what Bethany House does, and knows they need the money,” she said. In the spring, Ryan delivered bright green flyers to neighbors, announcing the coffee stop that’s open in June and July. At the end of the summer, he’ll deliver his donation to Bethany House. Las year, he donated $100. The year before, he gave nearly the same amount to Kids Cafe, a Freestore Foodbank program which serves free meals and snacks to children in lowincome families. His portion goes in the bank, in his college fund. “I like making the money,” said the third of five Strotman children. “It feels good to help people who actually need it.”


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Race, fireworks part of Evendale festivities By Amanda Hopkins

The 28th annual Conquer the Hill Race in Evendale will be Saturday, July 4, kicking off a line of Independence Day festivities. The 10K race and 41/2mile walk begins at 8 a.m. at the Evendale Recreational Complex. The marked course runs through the residential areas of Evendale and some intersections and roads will be closed at various times during the race. Cooper Road will be closed to incoming traffic from 8:10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

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To register for the 10K Conquer the Hill Race in Evendale on Saturday, July 4, call the Evendale Recreation Department at 563-2247 or register at the Evendale Recreation Complex at 10500 Reading Road. Registration is also available on race day. on race day. Pre-registration runs through Wednesday, June 24, for $15 and guarantees a T-shirt. Race day registration is $20 but T-shirts are not guaranteed. All of the proceeds from the race benefit the teen

organization, Phi Lambda Pi. At 2 p.m., members of the Evendale pool will be able to participate in pool games before the Fourth of July Fest begins at 6 p.m. at the complex. There will be food booths, a kids’ carnival, raffle and a live band, the Cincy Rockers who will be playing throughout the festival. The night will be capped off with fireworks at 10 p.m. from Rozzi fireworks. Parking will be available at the recreational complex and across Glendale Milford Road at Village Crossings. The festival is free and open to everyone.


Runners wait for the start of the 10K Conquer the Hill Race in Evendale, Jul 4, 2008.

Springdale eateries honored for food safety Community Press Staff Report

Nineteen Springdale restaurants have earned the city’s 6 Star Honor Award, given by the health department for a second consecutive year. The award, which recognizes excellence in food safety, includes several criteria that include routine health inspections and food safety training. To qualify, restaurants must have fewer than two critical violations during inspections during the license year that ended Feb. 28; no follow-up inspections or smoke-free violations for that year; must be in good standing with other agencies

within the city; must have a valid food license, and must show proof of ServSafe Certification or its equivalent in food safety training. The restaurants that won the award are: Wok Express, LuLu’s Asian Diner, Dave and Busters, Sterling House of Springdale, Burger King, Chick-filA, LaRosa’s, Pappadeaux Restaurant, Donato’s Pizza, New Orleans To Go, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Maple Knoll at Beecher Place, Main Street and Manor House, International House of Pancakes, Ruby Tuesday, Villa Pizza, White Castle and Windows On the Green.

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Poolside pampering at Sharonville’s Ladies Day By Kelly McBride Reddy

Boy scout donates to Gorman Heritage Farm Community Press Staff Report

Ross Kiger came to Gorman Heritage Farm June 11 with a mission. In his hands he carried a tin container with a picture of a farm on the side and a corn-shaped lid. Inside the tin was an assortment of pennies, nickels, quarters and a few odd bills that Ross wanted to donate to the farm. Ross Kiger is an 11-year-old Boy Scout who loves the farm and wanted to do something to help. Farm Director Sandra Murphy was delighted to accept the donation, not only for its monetary value, but for what it represents for the future of both Gorman Heritage Farm and the Dan Beard Scout Council. “Ross truly embodies the growing partnership between the farm and its new neighbor, the Dan Beard Council. Ross visits the farm regularly when he comes to visit his grandparents Dion and Bonnie Kiger, who live next to the farm,” Murphy said. “Through them he has developed a love for the farm, and through scouting he has developed the ideals that led him to take action. Ross has set a wonderful example for the rest of us.” At Ross’ request, his donation will be used to maintain the farm’s aging tractors. “I love the old tractors and especially the old combine in the shed. They are my favorite things to come see when I visit the farm,” Ross said. Ross earned the money for his donation by helping his dad around their house and five-acre property and by asking friends, neighbors and fellow scouts to drop their spare change into his

collection can. Ross lives in Pleasant Plain and is a member of Boy Scout Troop 186 in Lebanon. He has been following the construction progress of the new Dan Beard Council Scout Achievement Center. “It’s a beautiful building, and I’m really glad it’s so close to the farm. I think that Boy Scouts and Gorman Farm will go very well together,” Ross said. And what did Ross Kiger do after presenting his donation to the farm? He went back to the barnyard to help paint the tractor! Gorman Heritage Farm is a 120-acre working farm and farm-based education center, which invites its visitors to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting. For additional information on these events, please call Vicki Foster at 5636663, or visit them at


Sharonville residents, left to right, Cori Williams, Amy Bartholomew and Kay Ledbetter are looking forward to poolside pampering. “What’s not to love?” Tickets must be bought by July 10. The cost is $17 for Sharonville residents,

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Ross Kiger, an 11 year old Boy Scout, donated his spare change and money he made doing chores to Gorman Heritage Farm which will be used to maintain the aging tractors on the farm.

Sharonville has set aside a day for ladies only. It’s Ladies Day Getaway, poolside at the Sharonville Community Center on Wednesday, July 15. The event at 10990 Thornview Drive, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes a catered lunch, snacks and beverages, games, haircuts, massages and manicures. A dozen vendors will set up booths, offering freebies to guests. Each vendor will donate a gift basket, which will be raffled during the event. Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef and Tupperware. “We’ll have games every hour,” said events coordinator Michael Blomer, “such as a T-shirt relay in the pool.” “They can be really involved or sit back, have lunch and sunbathe,” he said of the 20-year-old event. They have the option to do either.” Sharonville resident Kay Ledbetter attended last year. “It’s like an all-inclusive resort for the day,” she said. “But you don’t have to fly eight hours to get there.” First-timer Amy Bartholomew said she’s been hearing about Ladies Day all her life, and now the mom of a 4-year-old plans to attend. “I even put off getting my hair cut,” she said. Another Sharonville resident, Cori Williams, has made her reservation. “There are no kids, it’s all day at the pool,” she said.

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Princeton opens elite program to non-residents By Kelly McBride Reddy

Princeton’s International Baccalaureate program, which has been available to district students for 25 years, will now be offered to those who live outside the district. The program, which is the only one of its kind in the Greater Cincinnati area, incorporates rigorous academics that allow the student to earn college credit. Mari Phillips, associate superintendent of administration and student services, said

Princeton decided to open the program to other students because enrollment within the district was slim and “the IB program has a lot to offer students.” Typically, the IB diploma program has included fewer than 10 Princeton students each year. Phillips and Superintendent Gary Pack also said the program is attractive to children of employees of international companies such as General Electric and Ford. “The school district wishes to offer the IB option to parents not in the Princeton City School District because of the diverse popu-

lation in the area,” Pack said, “and local companies having employees with students in this program in other countries and parts of the United States that are being transferred to our area.” “They can use this program to take back to another country,” Phillips said, “and be able to have those grades transfer.” The IB program is free to Princeton students who qualify through transcript criteria, a reference test and an interview with Princeton administration. It will cost more than $10,000 a year for a non-resident of the Princeton school dis-

trict. Transportation to Princeton High School is not included. “The beauty of the program is that students are able to receive college credit,” Philips said. “Their first year of college is eliminated.” She said the program includes problemsolving and critical thinking courses necessary for success in college and afterwards. “We are thrilled to extend this opportunity to students,” Phillips said. “We want to be able to give a rigorous program for those students who deserve that.”

Princeton asks for help finding kids with disabilities By Kelly McBride Reddy


‘42nd Street’

Bethany School performed its annual spring concert, which focuses on Broadway. The seventh- and eighth-grade girls shown here performed in the school’s production of “42nd Street.” They are, from the bottom: Laura Pearson, Brittany Whittaker, Emilie Buisson, Brittney Williams, C.C. Crowe, Michelle Casey, Giulia Bassan, Erin Donnelly and Dana Thomas.

Openings still available in Great Oaks programs Great Oaks instructors are starting to prepare their labs for the fall, and are getting ready for the fall semester. Openings are still available in a number of programs at Great Oaks’ four campuses, including many of the programs which lead to in-demand, high-paying careers. For example, openings are available in construction programs at Diamond Oaks, Laurel Oaks, Live Oaks, and Scarlet Oaks. “The future of the construction industry is one of the brighter spots in the declining economy,” said Jim Landon, project superintendent with Kokosing Construction. “The Ohio Department of Transportation has been allotted $774 million in stimulus money on top of its regular budget this year. This will retain or create over 21,000 jobs in Ohio.” Joe Travis, Union Carpenters

Apprentice director, agreed. “A graduate from a Great Oaks program can start out making $14.31 per hour plus benefits,” he said. Students who will be juniors in the fall at one of Great Oaks’ 36 affiliated high schools can still apply. Openings are available in many programs, including: auto collision, automotive Technology, Aviation technology, biotechnology/forensics, commercial/residential electricity, computer service technician and networking, construction, digital television production, e-marketing, equine science, HVAC, interactive media, masonry, plumbing, pre-engineering, robotics and sports rehabilitation therapy. Great Oaks students can earn at least 28 hours of college credit while still in high school. For more information, visit

COLLEGE CORNER Academic Merit List

Jeremy Waugh has been named to the Wilmington College Academic Merit List for the 2009 spring semester. He is from Evendale.

The Princeton City School District is asking residents to help them identify children with disabilities. The district is required by state law to search for children with various disabilities so they can offer services that meet their needs. “We serve children ages 3 to 21,” said Mari Phillips, associate superintendent of administration and student services. “There are many children that don’t come to us until age 5 who didn’t get educational services,” she said, “because they didn’t know about services offered for kids ages 3 to 5.” Phillips said that if the district is able to identify a child early, and serve those needs early, “we can make sure they get the services that will help them be effective in school.” One goal is to raise awareness. “We want to be able to make sure no children out there are not receiving services that they’re due,” Phillips said. She said one misconception is that those with severe disabilities don’t need educational services. “Even students with severe disabilities can be served in those types of facilities (schools),” Phillips said. “That’s their right and they’re due that.”

Who to call Anyone who knows of a child suspected of having a disability is asked to contact the Princeton City School District, Department of Student Services at 864-1034. These are the criteria described in a Princeton new release: • Ages birth to 3: a disability is an established condition known to result in delay, or a documented developmental delay. • Ages 3 through 5: a disability is a documented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication, vision, hearing, motor skills, social emotional/behavioral functioning, self-help skills, and/or cognitive skills. • Ages 5 through 21: a disability is identification of one or more of the following conditions: autism, deaf-blindness, hearing impairment including deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and/or visual impairment including blindness. Once a child is brought to the attention of the school district, officials will begin the process of identifying, locating and evaluating the child for educational services.

Future architect

Matt Walz, a student in Princeton High School’s advanced architecture class, recently went to the ABC Awards ceremony at the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati where he was presented with the Future Architect Award for grades 9-12. To be considered for this award, Walz created a 3D subway model, shown here with Walz, that provided compelling elements that fit the overall theme of the award - transportation station. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: RMALONEY@COMMUNITY PRESS.COM


St. Michael School recently gave the following awards to graduating eighth-grade students: Knights of Columbus Excellence in Religion Award – Courtney Kinman, Ryan Jones. Presidential Academic Fitness Award (given to students who achieved an average of ‘A’ in all subject areas; grades 4-8) – Ken-

ton Asbrock, Kelly Durham, Emily Eagan, Mason Eckley, Sarah Huster, Ryan Jones, Courtney Kinman, Eric Scott, Michelle Strizak, Logan Wacker, and Cameron Whitehead. Presidential Award for Academic Improvement – Jennifer Nikias, Justin Wampler. Ohio Sons of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award – Emily Eagan, Cameron Whitehead.

St. Michael PTO Scholarships – $600, Jennifer Nikias, Sarah Huster; $300, Kenton Asbrock, Emily Beitman, Kelly Durham, Elaina Hammann, Courtney Kinman, Allison Lang, Sandy Niehaus, Eric Scott, Michelle Strizak, Ben Vondenbrink, Logan Wacker. Vi Schmidt Service Award – Stephanie Allaire. Mrs. Kohls Scholarship – Stephanie Allaire,

Laura Bobay, Michael Stephenson.

Kenneth Remaklus was recently awarded with the Elisabeth Greenwald Mapes Award, a merit scholarship from the Seven Hills School. He is from Sharonville.

Honor society

Princeton High School students Lidia

Agustin, Vaunshey Mathes and Garrmika Southall were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Diamond Oaks. Agustin is in the Dental Assisting program at Scarlet Oaks. Mathes is in the Teaching Professions program and Southall is in the Surgical Technology program.


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Williams named LaRosa’s finalist By Tony Meale

Recent Princeton High School graduate Orlando Williams was named one of six finalists for the LaRosa’s High School Male MVP of the Year Award. “All my hard work is paying off,” Williams said. “A lot of great guys were nominated.” LaRosa’s has given this award, which is based on outstanding athletic achievement, every year since 1986. It is one of the most prestigious honors presented to local athletes in the Greater Cincinnati area. Other finalists were Joe Albers (Moeller), Denicos Allen (Hamilton), Bo Cordell (Indian Hill), Luke Maile (Covington Catholic) and Orlando Scales (Elder). announced at the Buddy LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame Banquet at WCET studios in Cincinnati on Sunday, June 28. “If the award is based on athletic accomplishments, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who accomplished more,” head coach Josh Andrews said. “He’s received – and been deserving of – every accolade you can get. He has a tireless work ethic and an engaging, contagious personality.” Williams played a pivotal role in leading the Vikings to state for the first time since 1972. The 6-5 senior guard averaged nearly 18 points and more than five rebounds per game for Princeton (25-2), which was nationally ranked, went undefeated in conference play and captured sectional, district and regional championships. “We represented the entire state on a national level this year, and Orlando


Ursuline Academy’s varsity volleyball collapses to the floor while celebrating its win over Mount Notre Dame during the Division I State Championship semi-final match Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Wright State University. Ursuline finished as the Division I state runner-up.

Ursuline wins All Sports Trophy

Lions win title in GGCL Scarlet By Anthony Amorini


Recent Princeton High School graduate Orlando Williams was named one of six finalists for the LaRosa’s High School Male MVP of the Year Award. A first-team all-state selection as a senior, Williams will play college basketball at Miami University (Ohio). spearheaded a lot of that effort,” Andrews said. “He’s a standout student and a quality person. Winning this award would be icing on the cake.” Williams will play college basketball next season for Miami University (Ohio). “I want to start as a freshman, make the AllMAC team and play in the NCAA Tournament,” said Williams, who as a senior was named Cincinnati Player of the Year, Southwest Ohio District Player of the Year and was first-team allstate Andrews is confident his former player can achieve

his goals. “Orlando will welcome the challenge, and he will outwork people,” Andrews said. “He’ll be a success beyond basketball because of his work ethic. “I’m an Orlando Williams fan. It’s a pleasure to see a guy who gets it and has planned for the future and will be successful. He’ll make Princeton proud for years to come.” Williams, meanwhile, is grateful for all that Andrews taught him. “He helped me through the ups and downs,” Williams said. “He helped me become a leader.”

Ursuline Academy’s consistent success across all three athletic seasons landed the Lions’ varsity athletic program the 2008-2009 All Sports Trophy in the Girls’ Greater Catholic League Scarlet Division. Ursuline finished the race for the Scarlet Division’s All Sports Trophy in first place with 39.5 points. Saint Ursula Academy finished in second place

with 36 points, followed by Mount Notre Dame’s thirdplace total of 35 points. Teams score points for the All Sports Trophy based on results from 11 different sports. “On the years we’re lucky enough to (win the All Sports Trophy) in our tough league then you’re proud of everyone because it takes the whole program,” Ursuline Athletic Director Diane Redmond said of the commitment required to win in the competitive GGCL. Ursuline scored 21 points during the fall season with varsity championships in golf and volleyball. The Lions took second place in

both soccer and cross country. In the winter, Ursuline scored 9.5 points with a team title in swimming and a tie for second place in basketball. The Lions scored nine points following the spring season with a first-place finish in track and a secondplace finish in Lacrosse. “When you get the right group then it all comes together and you win some of these awards,” Redmond said of the Lions’ coaches, players, administrators and parents helping lift the program to the All Sports Trophy.

Moeller spring sports wrapup By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School volleyball and lacrosse teams wrapped up their seasons recently. The Moeller volleyball team advanced to the state finals by knocking off La Salle 25-16, 25-20, 25-16 in the regional final. The Crusaders are the No. 1 ranked volleyball team in the state and faced Hiliard Darby in the quarterfinals.

Moeller took them down 26-24, 25-18, 25-20 to advance to the state semifinals against St. Ignatius. That game was not completed by deadline and the volleyball team will be featured in an upcoming issue of the press. The Moeller lacrosse team ended the season with a 5-11 record against a very difficult schedule. Moeller’s season was ended with a 10-7 loss to St. Xavier in the postseason. It was the

Crusaders’ second loss to the Bombers as Moeller fell 7-6 a week before. Moeller did avenge a 9-7 loss to Indian Hill by taking the Braves down 17-9 in the postseason. The team was led in scoring by Corey Bauer, who had 34 goals and 20 assists on the season. His 54 points was 11 better than the team’s second leading scorer, Andrew Urban, who had 28 goals and 15 assists.

SIDELINES Flag football league forming

Sailfish swim team registration

The Springdale Sailfish swim team is accepting registrations from resident and non-resident swimmers ages 6-18. Interested swimmers should be able to swim at least one lap of the pool. Registration fees for residents are $45 per swimmer and $30 for each additional swimmer in the same family. Non-resident fees are $60 per swimmer and $45 for each additional swimmer in the same family. Call Debbie at 851-3469 or the Springdale Parks and Recreation Department at 346-3910.


The Sharonville Community Center is forming a co-ed flag football league for ages 18 and up to play late afternoon on Sundays, Aug. 23 to Oct. 11. The community center is at 10990 Thornview Drive, Sharonville. Call Lynn Lemen or Kenny Wilp at 563-9072.

Elder hockey camps


Second to one

The Wyoming High School boys’ tennis team celebrates its second place finish at the state tournament in Division II tennis. They also won the CHL for the first time in 23 years. In back, from left, are Assistant Coach Chris Hemingway, Nick Bellman, Jason Diamond, Gustav Plattenburg, Max Hennessey, Jack Brewer, Stuart Zorn and Coach Rodney Miller. In front, from left, are Mason Bourbon, Trevor Forsythe, Ben Schweitzer, Chris Lampe and John Lippert.

Elder High School is having its first annual Elder Hockey Camp directed by Elder hockey coaches and varsity players. The camp is for beginners to advanced players in fourth through eighth grades. Camp dates are 6-8 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, July 6 and 7; and 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, at Northlands Ice Center, 10400 Reading Road, Evendale. Equipment is required. Some is available if needed. Cost is $70 and includes a T-shirt. Contact Bill Rieth at 237-4084, or Joe Del Prince at 766-1541, or visit

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Strikes Family Orchard sold a variety of produce, including green tomatoes, mixed salad greens, sugar snap peas, suchini, asparagus, Amish kohlrabi, rhubarb and strawberries.

Don Popp brought the bee hive he keeps on his back porch along with his honey products, made by such bees as well as others at his Darrtown honey farm.

Health Commissioner Cammie Mitrione, from left, Springdale Town Center owner Randy Cooper, and Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Matheny, far right, hold the ribbon as Mayor Doyle Webster cuts it for the city’s first farmer’s market.

Springdale blooms Children could pet several goats penned on the outskirts of the market.

The city introduced the Springdale Farmer’s Market at the corner of Ohio 4 and Kemper Road, in the parking lot of Springdale Town Center, Thursday, June 4. Vendors features items from produce to meat to soap to honey – and the bees were present at the sale. Children had the opportunity to pet baby goats and those who worked up an appetite shopping could purchase burgers and hot dogs at Riley’s Restaurant booth. The farmer’s market will be open 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October.

Wild Scots, with operations in Butler and Preble counties, offers free-range beef, and vegetables such as sugar snap peas, kohlrabi and spring lettuce.


Riley’s Restaurant in Springdale sold hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages for hungry shoppers at the farmer’s market.

Jacob Knox, 10, who was helping the Springdale Garden Club, explains the care of a marigold purchased by Josey Phipps, 6. Josey planned to plant the flower in her mother’s garden. The Garden Club featured annuals, perennials and a couple of red bud trees.

Glendale resident Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, and her daughter Sophie Wilson of Magnolia Farm sold tomato plants, left, and herbs, as well as homemade breads such as onion dill, wedding zwieback and rosemary herb, which quickly sold out.

Mill Branch Farm features specialty produce such as fingerling potatoes, green garlic and baby bac choy as well as olive oil soaps and herbs grown from seeds.

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Mike Eyman, left, holds a board for his son, Kendall, to practice his kicks.

Seven words more important than black belt By Kelly McBride Reddy

Though Kendall Eyman can land a kick at chin level and break boards with a hand chop, the Wyoming 10-year-old studies Tai Kwon Do for the benefits of self confidence and self defense. “It isn’t so much about beating someone up,” said his dad, Mike Eyman. “Anybody can punch and kick,” Kendall agreed. “It’s about self control, and not worrying about getting beaten up on the playground,” his dad said. “And learning the right way to do it,” Kendall added. The fifth-grader has learned the right way to do it, earning his black belt recently at Martin Martial Arts in Liberty Township, where he takes classes. He takes lessons twice a week, and practices at home most other days. It’s a commitment that has paid off in competition, where he’s won seven trophies over the six years he’s participated. It also paid off on the playground, where he once defended a friend who was being kicked by a couple of boys. A similar scenario was role-played when Kendall was tested for his black belt. He endured 15 threeminute sparring sessions against a fresh person each

The fifth-grader has learned the right way to do it, earning his black belt recently at Martin Martial Arts in Liberty Township, where he takes classes. time, then had to defend himself against two attackers. The four-hour test also included his execution of hand motions and kicks. “The hardest part was sparring,” Kendall said. “Easiest was kicking. “I like board-breaking the best,” he said. “It makes me feel good when I break the board.” Sometimes, though, it hurts. “You just work through it,” he said. To achieve his black belt, Kendall also had to write a 500-word essay. He recounted his years of instruction with Jeff Martin, who owns Martin Martial Arts, and reviewed the seven words that outline the tenets of Tai Kwon Do. Self control, determination, perseverance, discipline, respect, confidence and attitude are displayed on the wall of the school. “These words mean a lot to me now,” Kendall wrote. “Of everything we have learned, these are the most important things.”


Wanda McCune taking a brief break from her busy job at A to Z Discount Printing.

‘Ole boy,’ Dawg part of family Wanda McCune seemed surprised that she has worked over four years at A to Z Discount Printing in Evendale. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun. Don’t misunderstand me. The staff there is very serious about the quality of their work, and it is superb. It’s just that they are such a sociable group. May I have a drum roll, please? We have another Tennessee transplant. Born in Loudon, 25 miles from Knoxville, Wanda was reared in North Carolina, and went to college in Nashville. There she met and married a Yankee from Akron. After living in North Carolina, they moved to Akron in 1990. A widow since 1997, Wanda and their three children remained there until 2000, and then moved back down south. Wanda loves her 11 grandchildren from blended family ties. When her son’s family moved to Cincinnati, she came with them. Now engaged to “Ole Boy,” as she calls her fiancé, Wanda jokes that they have a mortgage and a dog named Dawg, so the relationship must be

Dawg is mostly a Labrador who has grown into a horse. … Very protective of Wanda, Dawg has a great disposition and hardly ever barks. However, he will certainly sound the alarm if anyone comes into the yard. serious. Dawg is mostly a Labrador who has grown into a horse. Someone abandoned him at A to Z. When Wanda first took Dawg home, Ole Boy wasn’t too enthused about him. Now of course, that’s who Dawg adores. Very protective of Wanda, Dawg has a great disposition and hardly ever barks. However, he will certainly sound the alarm if anyone comes into the yard. Wanda’s hobbies are computer games, and she does woodwork that

she refers to as yard sale trash. She must be kidding, because she uses quality tools for the silhouettes that she makes from patterns. The scroll, table and chain saws, hammers and chisels actually belong to Ole Boy. That alone tells you Wanda knows what she’s doing. Misuse a man’s tools once and you’ll never touch them again. Her allergies keep her from gardening like she used to, so he takes care of the outside and she takes care of indoors. Wanda recently spent two weeks in identity theft purgatory when her purse was stolen. Trying to get a new Social Security card, driver’s license, debit card and car keys was a nightmare. “It’s crazy! Social Security wants to see your driver’s license and the DMV wants to see your Social Security card. “It cost me about $500 including time lost from work.” Her boss had to make her a temporary photo ID. Her advice: “Ladies leave your Social Security card at home, and be ever so watchful of your purse.”


The Downtown Sharonville Loop Merchants Association is hosting Cruisin’ The Loop from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 2, in Downtown Sharonville, Creek and Reading Roads, Sharonville. It is a social event for classic car owners. Entertainment by On The Air Entertainment and local bands. Sharonville Downtown Business Group sponsors cornhole and splitthe-pot. Call 563-1144.

Fourth of July events

• The City of Madeira is hosting Madeira Independence Day Festivities at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave., Madeira, and at Madeira Middle School. Concessions are available.

Music is by Dangerous Jim and The Slims. The event is family friendly and free. Call 561-7228. • Blue Ash Recreation Department is hosting Red, White and Blue Ash Fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Blue Ash Sports Center, 11540 Grooms Road, Blue Ash. Entertainment and concessions are available. The event is with Rozzi Famous Fireworks. The fireworks are family friendly and free to spectators. Call 745-6259. • Brecon United Methodist Church is hosting a Fireworks Get Together at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township. View Blue Ash fireworks from church’s front lawn. The event includes food, drinks and games, and is free. Call 489-7021.

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Together time

Trinity Community Church is hosting Trinity Together Time from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park. It is an outreach program for children, parents and grandparents, which includes guest speakers and activities. It is open to ages 5 and under. This week features “The Magic of Tom Bemmes,” which includes a live bunny and doves. The event is free. Call 791-7631.

Farmers market

The Wyoming Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, Wyoming. The market includes local organic and sustainably raised fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat, and carefully produced cottage products. Call 761-6263.


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Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 225 Northland Blvd. Prints, drawings and paintings by Tri-County studio artists. Through July 10. 771-2999. Springdale. Senior Art Show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 11700 Princeton Road. Second floor, across from food court. Artists ages 60 and up display and sell their work. Free. Through July 12. 645-8643. Springdale.


Venus and Mars, 7:30 p.m. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. Plus-level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Wyoming.

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Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 671-1805. Springdale. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 956-3797. Evendale. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Free. Registration required. 784-0084. Silverton.

MUSIC - OLDIES Cruisin’ The Loop, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Downtown Sharonville, Creek and Reading Roads, Social event for classic car owners. Entertainment by On The Air Entertainment and local bands. Sharonville Downtown Business Group sponsors cornhole and split-the-pot. Free. Presented by Downtown Sharonville Loop Merchants Association. 563-1144. Sharonville.


Zumba, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Weekly through July 23. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Uses Latin dance rhythms such as Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Flamenco and Reggaeton. Ages 12 and up. $38, $35 residents. Registration required. 563-2895. Sharonville.


Cardio Fit, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Weekly through July 23. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Cardio, toning and strengthening exercises. Low-impact modifications will be demonstrated. Fourweek class. Ages 16 and up. $28, $25 resident. Registration required. Presented by Sharonville Parks and Recreation Department. 563-2895. Sharonville.

American Graffiti Band, 8 p.m. Burbank’s, 11167 Dowlin Drive. 771-1440. Sharonville.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Erotic show. $15 ages 18 and up. and 10:30 p.m. Erotic show. $15 ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 4


Healthy Cooking Class, noon-1:30 p.m. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Learn to cook two healthy dishes and discuss nutrition with dietician. $22. Reservations required. Presented by Peachy’s Health Smart. 315-3943. Silverton.


Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash. Summer Food Enrichment Program, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Macedonia Living Word Fellowship, 731-1888. Springdale.


Fit Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Weekly through July 24. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. With Amy Smith. Ages 16 and up. $28, $25 resident. Registration required. 563-2895. Sharonville.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

American Graffiti Band, 8 p.m. Burbank’s, 771-1440. Sharonville.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Clean show. $15 ages 21 and up. and 10:30 p.m. Erotic show. $15 ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Glendale Heritage Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Glendale Heritage Museum, 771-4908. Glendale. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville. Tri-County Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 671-0120. Springdale. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 5 Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 771-2999. Springdale. Senior Art Show, noon-6 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 645-8643. Springdale.


Red, White and Blue Ash Fireworks, 10 p.m. Blue Ash Sports Center, 11540 Grooms Road. Entertainment and concessions available. With Rozzi Famous Fireworks. Family friendly. Free spectators. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6259. Blue Ash.


Red, White and Blue Ash, 2 p.m.-10:35 p.m. Music by Hotel California at 5:30 p.m. and Gretchen Wilson at 8:15 p.m. Blue Ash Sports Center, 11540 Grooms Road. Rides, games, family fun area, food and drinks. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6259. Blue Ash. Montgomery Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m. Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road. Parade units to depart from various parking lots on Cooper Road. Route follows Cooper Road east to Montgomery Road. then north to Montgomery City Hall. Family Friendly. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 792-8329. Montgomery.


The Wyoming Farmers Market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at Wyoming Ave Farmers Market, corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, Wyoming. The market includes local organic and sustainably raised fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat, and carefully produced cottage products. Call 761-6263. Sharonville History Museum, noon-4 p.m. Sharonville History Museum, Creek Road and Main streets, Home to a variety of Sharonville memorabilia, and contains an extensive file collection about area residents, buildings and other places in and around Cincinnati. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville. Tri-County Mall, noon-6 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 671-0120. Springdale. Kenwood Towne Centre, noon-6 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood.


Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 3355283. Montgomery. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 6


Bar and Restaurant Employee Night, 9 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 9563797. Evendale.





F R I D A Y, J U L Y 3 Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 771-2999. Springdale. Senior Art Show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 645-8643. Springdale.

Fireworks Get Together, 6 p.m. Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road. View Blue Ash fireworks from church’s front lawn. Food, drinks and games. Free. 4897021. Sycamore Township. Montgomery’s July Fourth Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road. Children’s games, pony rides, moonwalk and food booths. Music by Blue Chip Jazz Band and Waiting on Ben. Pet show registration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and judging begins at 1:15 p.m. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 7928329. Montgomery.

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Gorman Heritage Farm, noon-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale.


Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash.


Brent Gallaher Trio, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Buffalo Wings & Rings, 11305 Princeton Pike. 7719464. Springdale.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Erotic show. $10 ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 771-2999. Springdale. Senior Art Show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 645-8643. Springdale.


Wyoming Farmers Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wyoming Ave Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, Local organic and sustainably-raised fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat, and carefully produced cottage products. Presented by Wyoming Farmers Market. 761-6263. Wyoming. Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 671-1805. Springdale. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 956-3797. Evendale. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood.

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Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 771-2999. Springdale. Senior Art Show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 645-8643. Springdale.


Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Environmental Enterprises Inc. 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. Acceptable items include paint, household and auto batteries, thermostats, antifreeze and more. Hamilton County residents only. Proof of residency required. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7700. Sharonville. Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash. Summer Food Enrichment Program, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Macedonia Living Word Fellowship, 731-1888. Springdale.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash. Summer Food Enrichment Program, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Macedonia Living Word Fellowship, 731-1888. Springdale.

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.




Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 671-1805. Springdale. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 956-3797. Evendale. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood.


No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. Allman Brothers Tribute Band. 7912753. Loveland.


Heritage Village Museum, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 563-9484. Sharonville. Gorman Heritage Farm, noon-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville.

Summer Food Enrichment Program, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Macedonia Living Word Fellowship, 731-1888. Springdale.


Karaoke, 8 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. With DJ Julie J. 9563797. Evendale.


Nutrition and Fitness 101, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Join registered dietitian and degreed personal trainer to discuss latest trends of nutrition and fitness. $20. 9856732. Montgomery.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Frank Simon Band. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259. Blue Ash.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 563-9484. Sharonville. Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery.

Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 671-1805. Springdale. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 956-3797. Evendale. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood.


Groovin’ on the Green Series, 7 p.m. Acoustic music by Diamond Blue. Village Green Park - Wyoming, 400 Wyoming Ave. Summer concert series. Bring seating. Picnics welcome. Food and drinks available. Free. Presented by Wyoming Business Association. 842-1382. Wyoming.


Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comedians perform. Amateur and semipro categories. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville. Tri-County Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 671-0120. Springdale. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 7


Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 771-2999. Springdale. Senior Art Show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 645-8643. Springdale.


YOU Might Be an Entrepreneur if.. 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. HQ Blue Ash, 4555 Lake Forest Drive. Explore entrepreneurial opportunities, assess your aptitude as business owner and learn opportunity-seeking skills. $99-$199. Registration recommended. Presented by Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunity and ACTion. 588-2779. Blue Ash. PROVIDED

The Cincinnati Pops celebrates the Fourth of July with its concert, “Red, White and Boom,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Riverbend Music Center. It highlights patriotic music and features the May Festival Summer Chorus. A Family Fun Zone, with face painting, cornhole and instrument making, begins at 6:30 p.m. The event ends with fireworks. For tickets, call 513-3813300 or visit


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash. º


The PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center hosts the Counting Crows, pictured, with Augustana, at 8 p.m. Monday, July 6. Tickets are $39.50, $57.50 and $79.50. Visit The event includes a free pre-show cookout, starting at 6:30 p.m.


The difference between freedom and license Hopefully we’re learning what freedom means. The majority of people confuse freedom with license. Recall the number of times you’ve heard someone state, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” That assertion is incorrect. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything we want. Freedom means the ability to choose to do what we ought. Doing anything we want or feel like doing is not freedom, but license. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desires for ourselves.” To understand and enjoy free-

dom requires reflective choices about ourselves and the purpose of life. Our founders penned the Declaration of Independence. In a certain sense, it is actually a Declaration of Dependence on someone. For the Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments, and even majorities as regards to our basic rights and liberties. But on what factor does the Constitution base our independence from kings and dictators? It grounds it on a previous dependence on the One who gave us our rights and dignity in the first place. It says it is because …” the Creator has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among

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which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If our freedom came from a king or government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. cannot be taken away. In scripture, St. Paul showed how God is interested in a real revolution, a revolution against injustice, mistreatment, violence against others and hatred. In other words, it is a revolution against license that permits the dark side of human nature to ooze forth against others. Explaining, Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, but do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, rather to serve

one another through love.” He enumerates some of the ways we freely choose to serve one another … through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Freedom means to gain such a control over the dark part of our human nature that instead of choosing destructive actions, we choose goodness and all that is conductive to the growth and happiness of human nature. Freedom is far more difficult and demanding than license. In his book, “Man’s Search For Meaning,” Viktor Frankl tells of his own experience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that horrible experience. Even though all other obvious


freedoms and choices had been taken away from him, no matter how terrible the external conditions might be, he still had the freedom of his Father Lou own thoughts Guntzelman and attitudes. He could Perspectives choose to see and act with the eyes of a free spirit. “None can love freedom heartily but good men: the rest love not freedom, but license,” declared John Milton. 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.

Foreclosures may be affecting your home’s value The large number of foreclosures in the Tristate is having a dramatic effect on the value of homes in some areas. As a result, some people are finding it impossible to sell their house for anything close to what they imagined. Amanda Frank said she can’t sell her West Chester house for the $107,000 she wanted because the buyer’s appraisal of her home came in much lower. “The couple that was going to borrow it had an FHA loan. They came back and did an appraisal and it came back appraised at $80,000,” she said. “That is $8,000 less than our current mortgage and $3,000 than our 2008 Butler County tax appraisal.”

The appraiser said he gave such a low value based on recent home sales in the area. “They said the comparative sales within the neighborhood do admit there’s a downward trend in the pricing,” Frank said. Two doors away from Frank’s home a house is listed for about $105,000. But, just a few homes away another house, roughly the same size, is listed for just $70,000, as that homeowner tries to do a short sale – selling for less than the amount owed on the mortgage. Yet another house, just three doors away from Frank’s home, is getting a new roof from new owners. That house had been sorely neglected and the repairs

will help increase the value of the home – but more is needed in that neighborhood to get home values to recover. “Who wants to hear that without a predatory lender, without an adjustable rate mortgage, without buying on the bubble, here you are upside down on your current mortgage,” Frank said. “I knew it was bad. We have a lot of family who are out of work. We have had some friends who are in foreclosure situations and it’s unfortunate – but in our neighborhood I had no idea,” she said. The Franks have put nearly $100,000 into their house, which is now valued at just $80,000. They’re not alone. Friends nearby have a

buyer for their home, willing to pay $126,000, but they too are finding comparable sales are less than $100,000. So, before you put your house on the market, carefully check out the latest

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‘Turnover’ a new cherry dessert this summer

Well, between the birds and the deer, the wildlife in my little world is fed well. Rita T h e Heikenfeld birds are eating my Rita’s kitchen elderberries before they’re even ripe. The deer chomped down my sunflowers and I’m praying they don’t have a hankering for my heirloom squash like they did last year. In spite of this, though, I remember what my Mom always said: plant enough

for yourself and God’s good creatures, as well. (I’m beginning to think, however, that the deer and birds are awfully greedy – I don’t mind sharing, but we have to eat, too!)

Cherry turnovers

I like to use sour pie cherries from my tree. You can use fresh, canned if they’re drained and frozen pie cherries for this. You’ll need 12 ounces or so. Don’t thaw the frozen cherries. 3 tablespoons flour, plus more for dusting 1 box puff pastry, thawed 12 oz. or so frozen, fresh

or canned, drained cherries (leave frozen cherries undrained) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar or more to taste Squeeze or two of lemon juice 1 egg yolk beaten with a tablespoon of water (egg wash) Sugar for sprinkling Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough (leave folded but check to see if there’s paper between the

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Even easier: use slightly drained canned cherry pie filling and add one-fourth teaspoon almond extract to it if you have it and a bit of extra sugar stirred in. That will be your filling without anything else added.

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folds and remove) on floured surface into a rectangle about 10-by-14. Trim edges. Cut each into quarters to make 8 smaller rectangles. Mix cherries, flour, sugar and lemon juice. Place a nice mound on one side of each rectangle, leaving one-half inch border. Lightly brush border with water and fold other side of pastry over mixture and press to seal. Crimp edges with floured fork. Put on baking sheet and cut several slits on top of each. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake until puffed and golden, about 35 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

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For Freida, a Recorder reader. Melt one-third cup butter and keep it hot. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and

2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

From readers’ kitchens

Grilled pattypan or other squash

For Marsha, a Tri-County reader who wants to make this with all the squash she’s getting from her garden. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: slice squash and brush both sides with olive oil. Grill over hot coals until marked, yet still crisp/tender. Season with salt and pepper or your favorite herb and/or Parmesan cheese.

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Quintin Rafie of Wyoming submitted the winning name in the “Name the Donkey” contest at Varnau’s West Chester Garden Center. His entry, “Pickles,” was selected from more than 80 entries. miniature four-horned Jacob sheep, and a growing flock of peacocks, turkeys and chickens. Owner Mark Varnau, whose great-grandfather started the greenhouse business in 1904, said, “The animals are an enjoyable experience for the entire family, that we offer free of charge. Customers stop by regularly just to see the animals and take photographs of the peacocks showing off their beautiful feathers.”

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Gannett News Service Ohio Sen. Robert Schuler (R-7th District), a Sycamore Township resident in state and local government for more than 25 years, died June 19 at his home after a battle with cancer. He was 66. Known as a quiet but effective legislator by colleagues, Schuler was serving his second term in the Ohio Senate. Schuler, chairman of the Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee in the last General Assembly, was a key architect of Ohio’s new energy policy signed into law last year by Gov. Ted Strickland. “It is difficult to find words to express the tremendous sense of loss I feel personally and for the entire Senate. Bob was a dear friend, a true public servant and a very good man,” said Senate President Bill Harris in a statement. Before being elected to the State Senate in 2003, Schuler served in the Ohio

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House from 1993 to 2000. He also served as Sycamore To w n s h i p trustee from Schuler 1988 to 1992 and Deer Park City Council member from 1978 to 1985. “He did a lot for the town. He came up with the slogan: ‘There’s more in Sycamore.’ He was a great guy and will be missed,” said Dick Kent, Sycamore Township trustee and close friend for 40 years. “Bob’s pasta parties became a spring tradition among the party faithful and, true to his conservatism, Bob never asked for more than about $25 at this annual fundraising event,” said Alex Triantafilou, Hamilton County Republican chairman. Former Congressman Rob Portman called Schuler “the nicest guy in politics.”

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Known as a quiet but effective legislator by colleagues, Ohio Sen. Robert Schuler was serving his second term in the Ohio Senate. The Ohio Senate GOP Caucus will choose a replacement to finish his current term ending next year. Ineligible to run for reelection because of term limits, state Rep. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro), and former state representatives Michele Schneider and Tom Brinkman are expected to compete for his 7th District seat that includes eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. Schuler is survived by his wife, Shelagh, two children and five grandchildren. Schuler was buried June 23 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


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If you’re looking for those perfect plants to grow on the patio or deck that will take the hot heat from a full sunny area, then I think I’ve got a great suggestion for you. Think Ron Wilson tropical! Now if In the garden you’re just looking for great foliage, consider tropical plants like crotons, ensete, and banana trees. Great foliage, they love to grow in containers, and they love the sun and the heat. And yes, these will definitely give you a great tropical look. If you’re looking for foliage and flowers, take a look at these plants, which I think also happen to be one of your best bangs for the buck for all summer flowers. In the vining category, for growing on a fence, trellis or arbor, look at confederate star or Madison star jasmine. Now these aren’t true jasmine, but produce jasmine-like fragrant flowers all summer long. They have dark green glossy foliage, can be an aggressive vine, anxd truly add color and fragrance wherever it’s grown. Also in the vining category, consider the mandevillas. Mostly available in pinks and reds, these aggressive vining tropicals will quickly cover any trellis, fence or arbor with beautiful foliage, and produce wonderful tubular pink and or red flowers all summer long. Looking for a bush or tree look on the patio? Well, keep in mind those wonderful tropical hibiscus. Again, easy to grow, they love the sun, have wonderful dark glossy foliage, and you just can’t beat those huge colorful flowers that tropical hibiscus will give to your patio, all summer long. They come in a wide range of colors, singles and


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New name for Varnau’s donkey Quintin Rafie of Wyoming submitted the winning name in the “Name the Donkey” Contest at Varnau’s West Chester Garden Center. His entry, “Pickles,” was selected from more than 80 entries. Rafie, who is 3 years old and the son of David and Michelle Rafie, won a $50 gift certificate to ToysRUs. He says he is planning to buy a pirate sword, bubbles and a monster truck with his winnings. Varnau’s West Chester Garden Center grows more than a million flowers and plants each year. One of the most popular attractions at the Center is the mini barn and farm animals that are there April through midJuly. Pickles lives at the farm with Hot Shot the Alpaca, Leo the miniature horse, Nanny, a 28-inch miniature Nubian goat, Mini Me, a

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RELIGION Sharonville United Methodist Church

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. An Adult Forum Discussion Series is on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Led by Pastor Josh Miller, the “Nooma” series is a short film followed by discussion which speaks directly to questions of faith and life. Each session is self contained. The community is invited to participate in this adult discussion series as well as Sunday School for children which also begins at 9 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Evening Vacation Bible School “Crocodile Dock” is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 13-17. Register online at It is free. The church is hosting an Ice Cream Social from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19. The event includes hot dogs, chips, lemonade and ice cream. Vendors are needed for the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Crafters and vendors are invited to call the church for details. Summer Day Camps are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for most weeks for the summer. Call for details and to register. A fee is requested. Sports and Outdoor Fun! is July 7-9; Science and Nature Fun is July 21-23; and Puppets and Clowning Around is July 28-30. A Disciple Bible Study begins registration for the fall in late May. Disciple Bible Study is an intensive 32-34 week study of the Bible that includes elements of fellowship, prayer, video, Bible study and discussion. Participants complete daily reading and reflection assignments during the week and meet together weekly to discuss what they have read, learning more about its meaning and context


for their daily lives. Give Moms a Break is from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Reservations can be made by calling the church office. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Congregation Ohav Shalom

Congregation Ohav Shalom is hosting Monte Carlo Night at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12. Play poker, blackjack, bingo and roulette. The event includes food, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The event also includes a raffle, split the pot and sweepstakes. Childcare is available. It is open to ages 21 and up. The cost is $25. The synagogue is at 8100 Cornell Road, Montgomery; 489-3399.

Kenwood Baptist Church

The Senior Pastor Search Committee recently unanimously agreed upon Dr. Vic Gordon of Fountain Valley, Cali., as the next Senior Pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church. Dr. Gordon will preach at both the 9:30 and

11 a.m. services Sunday, July 12. Immediately following the 11 a.m. service, a congregational meeting will be held in the sanctuary. Information about Pastor Vic can be found at The church is at 8341 Kenwood Road; 791-0355.

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; 489-9572.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

J. Michael Spilman

J. Michael Spilman, 62, of Sharonville died June 21. Survived by wife, Kathryn (nee Mortiz) Spilman; sons, Erik (Eileen) Bryant and Robert Bryant; brother, Gregory Spilman; sisters, Martha Duda and Melissa Spilman; and grandchild, Isabella Rose Bryant. Preceded in death by parents, James and Lelah (nee Curran) Spilman.

Services were June 24 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Loveland. Memorials to: Mike Spilman Scholarship Fund, c/o Spilman Goshen Local School District, 6694 Goshen Road, Goshen, OH 45122.



Deonn Welch, 18, 1422 Wabash, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, May 30. Roli Hernandez, 22, 8384 Anthony Wayne, operating vehicle intoxicated at Reading Road, June 1. Jessica Yauger, 18, 4230 Fox Hollow Drive, theft at 2801 Cunningham, June 1. Danielle Vaughn, 33, 7821 Dawn Drive, theft at 5801 Cunningham, June 1.

Angel Davidson, 21, 7821 Dawn Road, theft at 2801 Cunningham, June 1. Johnsie Massey, 30, 1742 Catalana Ave., theft at 2801 Cunningham, June 1. Victoria Brown, 18, 1614 Miramar Court, theft at 2801 Cunningham, June 1. Daniel Bell, 22, 285 Wenchris, carrying concealed weapon, drug paraphernalia at 10760 Reading Road, May 28.

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Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm


Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry

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BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

St. Stephen’s Episcopal C hurch 9191 Daly Road, Springfield Tw p., 522-8628 w w w .ststep h en s-cin ci.o rg The R ev’d D avid B. Bailey, Pastor Sum m er Schedule: June thru August Sunday, 8am & 10:30am Holy Com m union W ed. 7pm Evening Prayer First Sat. of each m onth, 10am Outdoor Stations of the Cross

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

Faith Lutheran Church 8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

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HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370




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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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1553 Kinney Ave Mt Healthy 522-3026 Pastor Todd A. Cutter

8:30am Traditional Worship 9:45am Sunday School 10:45am Breakout Contemporary Worship Visit us at: www.trinitymthealthy.orgs

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513)385-7883 Rev. Joe Hadley, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

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Sharonville PC (USA) Services Sunday - 9:30 & 11am

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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PRESBYTERIAN Northminister Presbyterian Church

NON-DENOMINATIONAL HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)


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The Presbyterian Church of Wyoming 225 Wyoming Avenue • Wyoming 513-821-8735 Traditional Worship 8am & 11am Contemporary Worship 9am. At the pool for the month of July!

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

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Northwest Community Church 8745 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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Computer files deleted at 10750 Evendale Road, June 10.

Misuse of credit card

Stolen credit card used at 9666 Reading Road, June 1.


$400 paid for services not rendered at 3046 Inwood Drive, June 10. $45 taken from donation jar reported at 2801 Cunningham Drive, May 28. Jewelry valued at $10,979 removed at 9871 Pondside, June 1.

Theft, criminal damaging

Amp and cologne valued at $300 removed at 2911 Stanwin Place, June 1.

Vehicle vandalism

Reported at 2801 Cunningham Drive, May 28.



Kiana Hare, 20, 3524 Beldare Ave., failing to appear in Mayor’s Court. Tatjana Bunkley, 22, 1223 Republic St., failing to appear in Mayor’s Court. Jesse Ofori, 22, 38 Merlin Drive, failing to appear in Mayor’s Court. Shamikael Lane, 10728 Chelmsford Road, failing to pay fines and costs from Mayor’s Court. James Kelley, 57, 3170 Blue Acre St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Incidents/investigations Juvenile complaint

Two juveniles shouting at passing vehicle near Sharon and Congress avenues. Pair transported to residence, parent notified.


Cash and watch taken from residence on Chester Road, June 19.







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Aaron Mckenzie, no age given, 2343 W. Northbend, drug abuse at 2850 Hauck Road, June 9. Jimmie Senkins, no age given, 1974 Windmill Way, possession at Motel 6, June 9. Aaron Bell, no age given, 4529 Paddock, possession at ABV, June 9. Julia Pruitt, 22, 28 Fallwood Court, engaging in prostitution at 11385 Chester Road, June 11. Ralph Smith, 44, 10510 Thornview, possession of cocaine at 10510 Thornview, June 11. Eve King, 35, 115 Williamsburg Road, assault, resisting arrest at 115 Williamsburg, June 10. Nicholas Dickerson, 27, 3370 Walnut Street, domestic violence at 3370 Walnut Street, June 11. Kenneth Jones, 18, 10905 Lemarie Ave., criminal trespassing at 11144 Spinner, June 12. David Rapp, 18, 3852 Macnicholas, possession at Days Inn, June 12. Dario Feria, 34, 11938 Elmgrove Circle, theft, burglary, criminal mischief at 2000 E. Kemper Road, June 12. Ralph Smith, 44, 10510 Thornview, possession of cocaine at 10510 Thornview, June 12.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Window of residence damaged at 3600 Verbena Drive, June 12. Vehicle mirror damaged at 3055 Crescentville Road, June 8. Vehicle door damaged at 11137 Reading Road, June 9.

Discharge of firearm

Small bird shot at 6659 Amelia Drive, June 13.

Domestic violence

Female reported at 5236 Londonerry Drive, June 8.

Misuse of credit card

Reported at 5228 Londonerry Drive,

Tools valued at $150 removed at 3254 E. Kemper Road, June 10. $250 removed at 12035 Lebanon Road, June 12. Golf clubs valued at $2,250 removed at 9820 Meadowbluff Lane, June 12. Golf bag, clubs and currency of unknown value removed at 9711 Bennington Drive, June 11. GPS valued at $250 removed at 12114 South Pine Drive, June 8. $100 removed at 11959 Lebanon Road, June 9. Furniture valued at $14,560 removed at 3428 Hauck Road, June 5. Blower valued at $350 removed at 9796 Meadow Bluff Lane, June 9.

Theft, criminal damaging

Vehicle entered and medication and debit card of unknown value removed at 10781 Sharondale Road, June 9.



Devontai Gaines, 18, 11580 Princeton Pike, littering at 11580 Princeton Pike, June 9. Rebecca Biggs, 21, 5056 Oregonia Road, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 9. Charles Clark, 42, Waycross Road, criminal trespassing at 484 Kemper Road W., June 9. Francisco Hernandez, 40, 3615 Ardwick Lane, driving under the influence at 2500 Oberlin Court, June 9. Karen Stewart, 63, 5234 Section Ave., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 10. Ivan Keeling, 53, 1526 Republic Street, theft at 11460 Princeton Pike, June 10. Kamilah Harris, 31, 1171 Chesterwood, driving under the influence at 400 Kemper Road, June 11. Jammell Howard, 42, 1209 Crescentville, disorderly conduct at

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12105 Lawnview Ave., June 12. Thomas Johnson, 22, 2647 Benny Hoffman Drive, obstructing official business, June 12. Norita Nicholson, 30, 4318 Beach Hill, theft at 11661 Princeton Pike, June 12. Michelle Coleman, 25, 5967 Snider Cove Way, driving under the influence, June 13. Brian Howell, 21, 28 Donaldson Drive, theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., June 13.

June 10. Reported at 3307 Beckham Way, June 11. Tires valued at $2,000 removed from vehicle at 1098 Indra Court, June 12. $320.09 deposit removed at 11645 Chesterdale Road, June 12.

Check valued at $130.37 stolen and forged at 12105 Lawnview Ave., June 12. Wallet and contents valued at $50 removed at 175 Progress Place, June 13.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck in face at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 9. Victim’s neck grabbed at 50 TriCounty Parkway, June 9.

Attempted child enticement

Reported at 11805 Kemper Commons Circle, June 10.

Criminal damaging

Apartment window damaged at 1235 Chesterdale, June 9. Lawn decorations damaged at 582 Lafayette Ave., June 12. Rocks struck vehicle at 10 Woodside Court, June 13.


Female reported at Rosetta Court, June 10. Female reported at Canvasback Circle, June 11.


Victim threatened at 1113 Chesterdale Drive, June 13.

Misuse of motor vehicle

Reported at 169 Northland Blvd., June 10.


Victim threatened with gun and $120 removed at 1 Kenilworth, June 10.


Bike valued at $80 removed at 999 Ledro St., June 9. Clock valued at $50 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 9. Guitar valued at $870 removed from store at 640 Kemper Commons,

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Sharonville welcomes canine cop, thanks sponsors By Kelly McBride Reddy


9921 Giverny Blvd.: Fine Rhea Phyllis to Griffin Timothy D. Tr; $302,000.

Sharonville City Council welcomed the newest member of its police force, a Belgium Malinois dog named Cjeena. She’s the partner of Officer Darien Bookman, who will also care for the dog at his Sharonville home. Funds to purchase the dog were donated by Tom and Betty Owens, who own Ameridian Specialty Services in Sharonville. To thank them, the city issued a resolution commending the couple for their contributions to the city of Sharonville. “Their generous donations will benefit all departments, from crime prevention to public relations with the schools,” said Police Chief Michael Schappa. “We wouldn’t be able to replace (the former K-9 unit) if it wasn’t for your support,” Schappa said. Betty Owens said she appreciated the services provided by the police department. “Tom is sometimes out of the office, and they (police officers) check on me,” she said. “We’ve gotten to know some of the officers. “This is the perfect way to say thank you,” Betty Owens said. During the meeting,


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to hire throughout the department. “It’s a never-ending task,” Schappa said. “Hiring is a continual process.” The chief also described a $30,000 grant that will provide extra police enforcement for traffic on Interstate 275. The police department has received the platinum AAA award for the fourth

To thank them, the city issued a resolution commending the couple for their contributions to the city of Sharonville. Schappa presented his annual report to council. He commended the efforts of his officers and reported that he continues





consecutive year, Schappa continued, “because of the work of officers in the department.” That work included seat belt programs, railroad crossing programs, DARE, the electronic message board and the mock crash held at Princeton High School. “It helps contribute to what qualified us to win that award,” he explained.


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