Page 1


Your Community Press newspaper serving Evendale, Glendale, Sharonville, Springdale, Wyoming




Wyoming No. 4 Ohio high school

Also ranked among best in nation By Kelly McBride

Wyoming City Schools has placed among the best in Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report rankings. To be rated among the top high schools, U.S. News and World Report looked at the Ohio Graduation Test, which assesses reading,

writing, math, science and social studies skills. Students must earn at least 20 credits in various subjects. From those rankings, U.S. News ranked the schools in terms of college readiness, determining how well schools prepared students for college-level instruction by analyzing student performance on advanced placement or international baccalaureate programs. Wyoming High School ranked fourth on the list in Ohio, with Cin-

cinnati’s Walnut Hills topping the list and Indian Hill High School at number three. Nationally, Wyoming High School placed 143rd. The Newsweek list of the top 1,000 high schools in the country included Wyoming High School at number 51. That ranking includes schools that have proven to them to be the most effective in preparing students for college, based on six components: graduation rate, college matriculation rate, the per-

centage of students who take AP and IB tests, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB scores and how many AP courses are offered per student. “The students and staff of Wyoming High School are honored and humbled to be considered among the best in the nation,” Wyoming High School Principal Aaron Marshall said. “Our success occurs because of a combination of awesome students, an outstanding staff, a rigorous curriculum and strong parental support.”

Glendale tables decision on land request Residents concerned about donation of parcel to Sharonville

By Kelly McBride

Glendale has tabled an ordinance that would donate land to Sharonville for a commercial development near Princeton High School, after residents raised concerns about the impact on the village’s residents and businesses. The village has been asked to give a parcel of land that would be turned into roadway for turn lanes into a planned commercial develoment at the corner of Sharon and Chester roads, just across the border in Sharonville. The property being considered for development is used as a parking lot for Princeton High School. Sharonville City Council passed in September 2011 an ordinance to allow the city to buy 5.8 acres at that corner from Princeton City Schools for that purpose. The ordinance authorized the city to turn over the property to the Sharonville Community Improvement Corporation, to negotiate a sale of the property to Hotel Development Services. The document states that the 5.8-acre property will be sold for $500,000 per acre. Though specifics about what would be built at the site have not been disclosed, Hotel Development Services is described in the ordinance as “a developer of

Cars heading into Glendale pass the site of a possible commercial development, right, which is currently a Princeton High School parking lot. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS land which proposes to create an economically viable commercial project which is compatible with the surrounding educational and residential communities.” Some Glendale residents disagree that it would be compatible with their community.

A few of those residents spoke during Glendale’s June 4 Village Council meeting, and afterwards the ordinance that had been scheduled for a second reading was tabled for further examination. “This will have an impact on the gateway to Glendale,” resi-



A look at the Division I state champion Moeller Crusaders.

More than 300 people took part in St. Gabriel School’s Primary Science Night. See Schools, A5

dent Beth Sullebarger said of the plan to widen the road to allow additional turn lanes into the commercial development. “It would change the character of our main entrance,” she said. Sullebarger referred to a traffic study conducted by Kleingers and Associates, questioning whether the turn lanes were necessary for Princeton’s new middle school and high school, which are being built nearby, or whether they are for the sole benefit of the commercial development. “The expansion doesn’t seem to be required for the school,” Sullebarger said. “It seems to be related to the commercial development.” Glendale Solicitor Don Lofty agreed. “If it’s for the school alone, turn lanes are not warranted,” Lofty said the Kleingers traffic report. “The school alone would not require the lanes.” Glendale resident Sarah Wiley also addressed the Glendale council. “This is bigger than the streets issue,” Wiley said. “It’s symbolic of Glendale’s willingness to open the door for development in the area. “I’m against any kind of commercial development. “I do not see the benefit for the village,” she said. “Others

Contact The Press

News ..........................248-8600 Retail advertising ..............768-8196 Classified advertising .........242-4000 Delivery ........................576-8240

See LAND, Page A2

“We are indeed fortunate to have a culture within our school system that promotes high academic expectation and student excellence from kindergarten through graduation,” Wyoming Schools spokeswoman Mary Killen said. “The primary schools and middle school lay the foundation for students at the high school to seek and to embrace rigorous courses of study.” For more about your community, visit

Streets repairs to cost $431K Kenn, Cedarhill among target roads By Kelly McBride

Springdale has selected a construction company for its annual street program. Adleta Inc. was chosen among three bids for the work that will focus on repairs in the Oxford Hills subdivision, on several streets including Kenn Road, Cedarhill Drive, Harcourt Drive and Yorkhaven Road. City Council voted unanimously June 6 to authorize a contract between Springdale and Adleta Inc. Among the repairs will be curb replacements, spot sidewalk repairs, improvements to handicap ramps and catch basin repairs. Sidewalks will be replaced and raised on State Route 4 between the public works drive and Colony Apartments. This repair is designed to eliminate water ponding on the sidewalk. Adleta was the lowest bidder, according to City Administrator Derrick Parham, at $431,566. The city’s 2012 budget had allowed $75,000 for the sidewalk repair, and $400,000 for the annual street program. For more about your community, visit

Vol. 28 No. 41 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

See page A2 for additional information


9583 Fields Ertel Road • McCabe Crossing • Loveland 45140 • Next to Furniture Fair • 513-278-4001



BRIEFLY Correction

Glendale's proposed 3mill tax levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 house about $90 a year. The annual cost to the homeowner was incorrect in a June 6 article.

Sharonville Chamber hosts after hours event

Sharonville Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours Wednesday, June 13, at Spaaaah and East Kemper Chiropractic, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 11570 Lippelman Road. Call 554-1722 for more information.


Find news and information from your community on the Web Evendale • Glendale • Sharonville • Springdale • Wyoming • Hamilton County •


Dick Maloney Editor ......................248-7134, Kelly McBride Reporter ...................576-8246, Leah Fightmaster Reporter ..............248-7577, Melanie Laughman Sports Editor .......248-7573, Nick Dudukovich Sports Reporter .......248-7570, Scott Springer Sports Reporter ..........576-8255,


Doug Hubbuch Territory Sales Manager .................687-4614, Sue Gripshover Account Relationship Specialist ........768-8327,


For customer service ....................576-8240 Stephen Barraco Circulation Manager ....................248-7110, Lynn Hessler District Manager ...........248-7115,


To place a Classified ad .................242-4000,

To place an ad in Community Classified, call 242-4000.

Dunn named new principal at Sharonville By Kelly McBride

Princeton City Schools has named a new principal at Sharonville Elementary. Robert Dunn will replace Ed Theroux, who has served as principal at the school since 2008. Theroux will become director of students services beginning in August. Dunn will take over as Sharonville principal at that time. He is coming to Princeton from Meadowview Elementary School in Milford, where he has worked as principal for four years. Before that, Dunn was an assistant principal at Milford Junior High School, taught fourthgrade at Pattison Elementary/Milford South for sev-

Index Calendar .................B2 Classfieds .................C Food ......................B3 Life ........................B1 Police .....................B8 Schools ..................A5 Sports ....................A6 Viewpoints .............A8

en years, and taught secondgrade at Milford South for two years. He is a graduate of Dunn Reading High School, and earned his bachelor of science degree in education at Miami University, and master of education degree from the University of Cincinnati. “Robb Dunn is an exemplary educator who values children and the learning process,” Princeton Superintendent Gary Pack said. “He is supportive of teachers and staff, and works very hard to create a positive learning environment. “Princeton is fortunate to attract educational leaders like Mr. Dunn to our school district.”

Love vs. loyalty in D’Amato novel By Kelly McBride

A Glendale resident has explored his Sicilian ancestry to write a tale of loyalty, crime, love and vengeance. The idea came from a travel guide, and Joe D’Amato added some family history to weave a story that took four years to write. “Seeds of the Lemon Grove” is the story of a young man from Sicily, who begins to learn what it is to be Sicilian. D’Amato’s first novel is also a Mafia story, as the man searches for his heritage, and discovers the cost of vengeance. When main character Phillip LaChiana discovers that his father didn’t

die of natural causes, he vows vengeance on his dad’s killer. That brings him to the world of organized crime, and when he falls in love with a woman with close Mafia ties, he discovers that vengeance comes at the highest cost. D’Amato is working on a sequel as “Seeds of the Lemon Grove” hits bookstores. The novel is sold at Joseph Beth Booksellers and Barnes and Noble. It’s also available through D’Amato will hold a book signing at Joseph Beth on June 20. For more about your community, visit

For more about your community, visit Sharonville. Get regular Sharonville updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

Joe D'Amato has written Seeds of the Lemon Grove, a tale of family, crime, loyalty, and ultimately vengeance. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Land Continued from Page A1

will profit from our loss.” Other concerns included setting a precedence for other properties to be zoned for commercial use if the mixed-use, multi-tenant development succeeds, as well as the impact on property values of homes along Sharon Road near the Sharonville border. “I feel it’s council’s responsibility to protect our properties,” Wiley said, “and wisely use our village

We Gladly Accept Food Stamps

resources.” Resident Jenny Kilgore, a former Glendale councilwoman, called on village council to take action as representatives of the electorate. “This is an opportunity for you to advocate for residents of Glendale who support you as council members,” Kilgore said. Sullebarger said she had obtained at least 150 signatures on a petition opposing the commercial development and would address Sharonville City Council during its June 12 meeting.


Prices effective 6/13/126/26/12

2003 W. Galbraith Rd. 9159 Winton Rd.



Mon-Fri 9-6:00 Sat. 9-5 • Sun 10-2


Boned & Skinned Free

Chicken Breast Jumbo

Chicken Wings

1 69 2 79 1

Leg Quarters Blue Grass

Mon-Fri. 8-6:30 Sat. 8-5 • Sun 8-2

99 Whole Fryers LB.




Chicken BUY 2 GET 1 Cordon Bleu


Hot or Super Hot

Pepper Cheese

Cottage Ham, Bacon, or Round Deli Ham CE-0000511724



5 99 14

99 LB.




Cook’s talents boil over on stage and for two years used every waking second learning his craft. Eventually gaining admission to the New Actors Workshop founded by Mike Nichols, George Morrison and Paul Sills, Jack was tutored by some of the best in show business: Nichols, Kevin Klein, Stanley Tucci, Edward Albee and Morrison, who coached Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman. Morrison brought Meryl Streep in to teach. Jack was in two offBroadway plays and also appeared in “The Good Wife," “Law and Order” and “Rescue Me.” Jack spent seven

Actor, model, musician, composer - that’s Jack Cook Jr. of Glendale, a rising star of stage, movies and television. What a fascinating journey from Church Street, where he was born Evelyn and bred, to Perkins New York COMMUNITY and HollyPRESS COLUMNIST wood. Jack worked at Blue Bird Bakery when it was Madison’s, helped his father frame houses and had a juvenile part with Jack Murray in the Glendale play, “The Rebels Are Coming.” His dad is Jack Cook Sr., Boy Scout leader of many years, who started the mulch sale. Jack loves getting into character and always wanted to be an actor. He was in “Macbeth," “South Pacific” and “My Fair Lady” at Princeton High School. His father suggested getting with an agency, so he joined Ashley Talent in Sharonville, and secured a commercial for Kyocera cell phones. Ashley is now PC-Goenner Talent Agency. When he was 17, Jack was one of the first to demonstrate P&G’s Gillette Fusion before he even had facial hair. At age 18, his choices were either be a carpenter like his father, in a band or become an actor. Now he does all three. He went to New York

his first part in the pilot of “Let’s Big Happy.” When told he couldn’t sing at Princeton’s a capella audition, he started his own band, playing concerts for 6,000 to 10,000 people. Jack’s played at the Meritage Restaurant and will be at Century Inn June 22 and July 13 for a going away party before he heads back to LA. Mark your calendar: The Glendale Music Festival, June 23 from noonto midnight where his band “Hello Lady” will have Jack (The King of Sing) on

months getting cinematographers, light and sound crews for a film production, but returned home when funding fell through. In Los Angeles he lived in his truck for five months eating Raman noodles. It took him a month to get his first small role in Madmen. It would have been easy to return to the comfort of Glendale, but so many believed in him that he just couldn’t quit. Jack prayed and got a P&G training film job about bullying. Hundreds of auditions and many roles as a background actor followed. Last fall he got

26 and July 3; Thursdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 21, 28 and July 5. The advanced class is June 25, 27 and 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s Summer Camp is June 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 1p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 771-2691 or 771-0333.

the guitar and singing, Bobby (Hottie with a Body) Cook doing vocals and rhythm tambourine, Chip (Lou Angel) Mitter on base and JJ (Father of Music/The Beast of Beats) Yates on drums. Visit Jack is also conducting the Glendale Acting School. Classes at HWB Glendale Community Center have already begun, but there is still time to choose from the remaining dates: – standard classes on Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 19,

Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the Tri-County Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379

Sterling silver charms from $25

Jack Cook Jr. outside of the Harry Whiting Brown Community Center in Glendale with the squirrel his mother, Carolyn, painted. EVELYN PERKINS/FOR THE COMMUNITY

Kenwood Towne Centre !*2)".$/&7 -+00 % 40.*#/'# -+00 ,.*&35+&# -+00 % 6+(&5+&# -+00



1%ZFC G$(&




Road, 2721 East Sharon Road ® Cincinnati ( Evendale ), Ohio

(513) 326 -1100






SR2-RR9 U@0L




Merchant St.







10208 COLERAIN AVE. COLERAIN, OHIO Phone (513) 721-7665 (POOL) Colerain Town Plaza

By Dick’s / Walmart


with ith



@ J! @DD%=%YZJ! 1J=C!!%=C 1=YAC?

Accessory Store Hours Vary with the Season!


Florence Store &GII XY:?=YZ 2YJD SC5= =Y Q@S72@

New Location NOW OPEN < QYY!? " 1BJ? < ;J?:J! 6:AZ%=:AC < QYY!K1BJ @FFC??YA%C? < XY[C 0'CJ=CA

72 2W. WR RX

LE& /L1


Burlington Pike 18










Houston Rd 842

Swimming Pool and Spa Accessories ! Pool and Spa Chemicals ! Inflatables < 1Y!JA ;Y8CA? JZD 2CC!? ! Maintenance Equipment ! Masks and Goggles < -%Z=CA ;Y8CA? ! Filters ! Liners ! Steps and Ladders < 0Y3? JZD 4J[C?


L X-,L ;2R11 ;R

74 RX WR 2W. 72





Rt. 27





Shop Watson’s For All Of Your POOL & SPA ACCESSORIES!




(859) 371-9929




Next to PANERA

6 74

Watson’s NEW! of Florence Houston Road-Florence, Ky. 7100 Housto

Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am - 8pm Sat. 10am - 6pm / Sun. 12pm - 6pm Service Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am - 6 pm Sun. 12pm- 4pm


< >%!!%JAD? < >JA? < >JA?=YY!? < UCJ='CA 6:AZ%=:AC

10% OFF

10% OFF

10% OFF

ANY Automatic Cleaner ool Cleane Pool

ANY Solar or winter Co e Cover

ANY Toys, Games, or Inflatables


FY:BYZ? [:?= HC BAC?CZ=CD J= =%[C Y* B:AF'J?C ;R97# ;RTTI(GE1U2-S0 C5B%AC? (KE+KGE OY**CA ZY= )YYD YZ BAC8%Y:? B:AF'J?C?

FY:BYZ? [:?= HC BAC?CZ=CD J= =%[C Y* B:AF'J?C ;R97# ;RTTI(GE0R,1 C5B%AC? (KE+KGE OY**CA ZY= )YYD YZ BAC8%Y:? B:AF'J?C?






Police Week in Springdale duty over the past year. The bike tour began in Portsmouth, Va., May 10, and ended 300 miles later, May 12 at the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial. “He exemplifies the kind of young people that are coming up here,” Mathis said of officers who are new to the police force. “Two weeks ago, while on patrol, he responded quickly to a medical emergency,” Mathis said. “He got there quickly and found a person in cardiac arrest.” Lyons performed CPR until emergency medical workers arrived and resuscitated him, the police chief said. “We have a resident with us today because of the actions of Officer Lyons,” Mathis said. “It’s not always about arresting bad guys. “It’s about serving the community.”

By Kelly McBride

SPRINGDALE — The city honored police officers who died in the line of duty over the past year, declaring a special tribute May 15 as part of the national Police Week. In a proclamation read to City Council’s, the proclamation was unanimously approved and presented to Police Chief Michael Mathis and Assistant Chief Tom Wells, who attended the meeting with Officer Kellen Lyons. In accepting the proclamation, Mathis introduced Lyons to the elected officials, explaining that the officer of four years is preparing to participate in the Police Unity Tour. Lyons and the other riders in the four-day tour were be issued a blue metal bracelet with the name of a police officer who died in the line of

Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster presents a proclamation of Police Week to Police Chief Michael Mathis, left, and Officer Kellen Lyons. Lyons participated in the Police Unity Tour. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Seven students participated in Student Government Day, joining members of Sharonville City Council. From left: Aaron Gilkey, Ashley Reinert, Zach Bays, Skyler Wilson, Andrew Cousineau, Lauren Asbrock and Mark Mendoza. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students ‘run’ Sharonville By Kelly McBride

SHARONVILLE — Members of Princeton High School’s student government class took the dais in a mock session of a city council meeting, discussing issues that affect residents of Sharonville. City council members paired with students during the annual Student Government Day, organized by Councilwoman Vicki Hoppe, in which high school students who live in Sharonville are invited to participate. Serving on Student City Council were: » Lauren Asbrock, a senior at Mount Notre Dame; » Aaron Gilkey, a junior at Princeton High School; » Ashley Reinert, a sophomore at Mount Notre

dame; » Skyler Wilson, a sophomore at Princeton High School; and » Zach Bays, a senior at Princeton High School. Andrew Cousineau, a junior at St. Xavier, took the mayor’s seat, and Mark Mendoza, a sophomore at Princeton High School, served as president of council in the session that preceded Council’s April 24 meeting. Among several ordinances discussed and voted on during the meeting was a proposal to create bike/hike paths in the city. “If we build a bike path, more people would have access to businesses and shops,” Bays said, “and that would bring the city more revenue.” Reinert questioned the cost to the city. “How would we get the


money to pay for these, and what would it cost?” she said. The mayor offered information not included in the ordinance, and council amended the ordinance to include the cost of $2.5 million. “I am not in support of this ordinance,” Cousineau said. “It’s too much money.” Gilkey also opposed the ordinance. “It will cost too much money to construct the pathways because they’re particularly long roads,” he said. Bays pointed out the the revenue resulting from the increase in consumer visits would offset that cost. Wilson weighed the pros and cons. “I’m on the fence,” she said of the location of the paths. “Would it be an ex-

tension of the road, or in the yards of homeowners.” Council President Mendoza clarified that the path would be constructed in a right of way that was already owned by the city. After the discussion and amendment to include cost of the pathway, student councilmembers passed the ordinance with a 3-2 vote. Students summarized the hands-on session. “I learned that they all have to work together and help make the city a better place,” Reinert said. “A lot of planning and thought goes into making ordinances,” Gilkey said. “And I learned that the city of Sharonville is very organized.” For more about your community, visit

1-855-295-3642 5815 DIXIE HWY (RT 4), FAIRFIELD

New 2012 Cadillac







INTRODUCING THE NEW STANDARD OF LUXURY OWNERSHIP. Premium Care Maintenance Standard on all 2011 and newer Cadillac vehicles, Premium Care Maintenance is a fully transferable maintenance program that covers select required maintenance services during the first 4 years or 50,000 miles.[1]

New 2012 Cadillac





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



Diagnostics by OnStar With best-in-class diagnostics from OnStar[3], maintaining your Cadillac can be as simple as checking your email or your OnStar MyLink mobile app. Every month you can receive an email with the status of key operating systems. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service. STOCK # M42480 6NG26

New 2011 Cadillac




$71,285 MSRP DISCOUNT -$11,464

Connections by OnStar Hands Free Calling capability from OnStar[3] allows you to safely make and receive calls from your Cadillac. With MyCadillac and OnStar MyLink[4] mobile apps, you can access and control your Cadillac from anywhere you have cell phone service. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service. Emergency by OnStar In a crash, built-in sensors can automatically alert an OnStar[3] Advisor who is immediately connected into your Cadillac to see if you need help sent to your exact location. Other OnStar emergency services include Injury Severity Predictor and First Assist. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service. Security by OnStar If you’ve reported your Cadillac stolen, OnStar[3] can use GPS technology to help authorities quickly locate and recover it. On most Cadillac models, an Advisor can send a Stolen Vehicle Slowdown® or Remote Ignition Block signal to help authorities safely recover it. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service. Navigation by OnStar Just push the OnStar[3] button and ask the Advisor to download directions to your Cadillac, and a voice will call out every turn. You can also plan routes from Google Maps™ or® to your Cadillac. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.

STOCK # M42247 6DN69 (1) Whichever comes first. See dealer for details.(2) See dealer for limited warranty details.(3) Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. (4) OnStar MyLink is available on 2011 and newer vehicles, excluding STS. (5) CTS closed end lease 39 months/10k per year lease $239 mo. $2995 due at signing, no security deposit required with highly qualified approved credit. Total of payments $9321. (6) SRX closed end lease 39 months/10k per year lease $299 mo. $2995 due at signing, no security deposit required with highly qualified approved credit. Total of payments $11661. $.25 cents per mile penalty overage. Purchase option at termination. All offers are plus tax license and fees. Not available with some other offers. See dealer for details. Vehicle / equipment may vary from photo. In stock units only, while supplies last. Expires 6/30/2012

Roadside Assistance Among leading automotive luxury brands, Cadillac is the only brand to offer standard 5-year Roadside Assistance that provides lock-out service, a tow, fuel, Dealer Technician Roadside Service and more. Courtesy Transportation During the warranty coverage period, this Cadillac program provides alternate transportation and/or reimbursement of certain transportation expenses if your Cadillac requires warranty repairs.

STOCK # M42427 6DM69

2012 Cadillac





$44,625 MSRP DISCOUNT -$8,700


Come Experience the Jeff Wyler Cadillac Difference! A Better Way to Buy a Vehicle!



Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134




Reading Chamber, MND partner for logo The Reading Chamber of Commerce has a new logo that captures the mission of the organization which is to providing Reading businesses opportunities to grow and prosper and remain a vibrant and competitive force in today’s marketplace. Although the Reading Chamber of Commerce has been in existence for more than 30 years, the organization has never had a logo to reflect the purpose and goals of the organization. To help bolster the public image of Reading businesses, Chamber trustees sponsored a logo contest with seven students from two local high schools. Representing Reading High School was Kelly Glore. Participants from Mount Notre Dame High School included Jennifer Jarvis, Lexie Groh, Caitlin Dunkley, Emily Hunt, Zai Johns and Maddie Wilberding. Art teachers from both schools, Karen Myer from Reading High School and Shelly Brauer from Mount Notre Dame, worked closely with the students to help them develop their logos. Reading Chamber of Commerce

Trustee Chris Berger developed the contest guidelines and coordinated the competition. Berger also recruited Kristine Hess, a Reading resident and designer with IntrinZic, a local marketing and branding firm, to collaborate with the Chamber as an expert in logo design. Students presented their design concepts to Chamber Trustees April 19, explaining the inspiration behind their designs and the meaning of specific elements in their logo artwork. Trustee member Chris Berger noted, “During the individual presentations, these young women exhibited an incredible amount of creativity, professionalism and passion. It was very difficult to select a single winning design”. The winning design was developed by Mount Notre Dame junior Jennifer Jarvis, a Loveland resident, whose clean geometric design featured a roadway (representing Reading Road/US 42) connecting to alternating businesses and houses. According to Jarvis, her design was inspired by Reading’s

strategic location on US 42 and the strong link between Reading’s business and residential sectors. Mayor Bo Bemmes, who participated in the logo contest, said, “It is impressive how well the students captured all the assets that make the City of Reading a good choice for both businesses and residents.” Jarvis will receive a $200 gift certificate and a framed print of her logo. The remaining participants will be presented with gift certificates from local Reading businesses. The new logo will be incorporated into Chamber literature, letter head, promotional programs and all communication between the Chamber and the public. According to Bemmes, “The successful marketing of individual businesses is tied to the successful marketing of the city of Reading and this new logo will provide a compelling brand that communicates to the outside world what makes the city of Reading unique and different from other business locations.”

Mount Notrre Dame High School student Jennifer Jarvis and her art instructor, Shelly Brauer, with her winning logo artwork for the Reading Chamber of Commerce. THANKS TO NATASHA SHULL

Seniors lead UA food drive

St. Gabriel Consolidated School students Meagan Morgan of Woodlawn, Aden Seger of Liberty Township and Claire Wilkes of West Chester Township, with dad Scott Seger in the background, participate in the school's Science Night. THANKS TO LAURA HENDY

Ursuline Academy’s annual Spirit Week was held April 23 thru April 27, and was filled with numerous events focused on serving those in need. On April 25, the largest Spirit Week effort –the canned food drive – yielded a school total of 15,021 pounds of food and $1,211 collected. This culminated weeks of competition between the classes to see who could collect the most canned food and money, which was donated to Mercy Home Food Pantry in Walnut Hills, Mason Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul and Hope Emergency in Brown County. The seniors collected the most canned goods and the freshmen raised the most money. “Ursuline students are notorious for bringing in thousands of pounds of food every year…we run out of places to put it,” said art teacher and Spirit Week moderator Jeanine Boutiere. In addition to many fun activities all week, the students’ other charitable efforts included cashing in pop tabs they collected all year and giving the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House and a Penny Race and “Spirit Walk” which both benefit a scholarship fund for future students to attend Ursuline. “Spirit Week is an opportunity for our students to join together and show their pride for Ursuline. It’s also a time for our school to put into action our Catholic faith; a time to reach out to the community, and share some of our special brand of Ursuline spirit to enliven and enrich those around us,” Boutiere said.

A meal fit for a scientist St. Gabriel Consolidated School’s second annual Primary Science Night proved to be a great attraction as 101 families and more than 300 parents, grandparents and students took the opportunity to attend an evening filled with science activities related to food. Visitors had the opportunity to participate in the experiments which were held in seven different stations under the watchful eyes of staff and led by seventh- and eighth-grade students. The evening menu included a potpourri of breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and

beverage choices. Breakfast choices included floating eggs, color changing milk or magnetic cereal and static (Rice Krispies). Straw potatoes and fizzy water were our lunch choice and dinner was dancing spaghetti and static seasonings. Dessert included marshmallow towers and popping corn and beverage choices were dense drinks and invisible ink along with tricky lemons and rotting Eeggs. Families who chose at least three menu items were asked to visit the check out room where they received after dinner

mints and a doggy bag to take home. Watching the faces of children, especially, who observed the extraction of iron from breakfast cereal, as an example, was rewarding. While they couldn’t eat any of the experiments ... except the popcorn ... visitors received a great visual sense of all of the experiments and a better understanding of many of the elements which goes into the processing of foods which we eat every day. The night could be summed up as “One Helping of Family Time, a Scoop of Science, and a Heap of Fun.”

Ursuline Academy senior Laura Schoettmer of Hyde Park assists the seniors with their canned food drop offs. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG





Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573


Adam Chalmers tries to score in the bottom of the first during Wyoming's 3-2 regional semifinal win over Tippecanoe at the University of Dayton May 24. The Cowboys advanced to the Division II regional final before falling to Columbus St. Francis DeSales May 25. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK


As the book closes on another spring sports season, here is a photographic look back on some highlights of the season. Princeton's Claudia Sanders advanced to her final state track meet by winning the regional title in the 100 and 300 hurdles. She also ran in the 4x200 relay with teammates Cayla Carey, Samia Bell and Jada Grant. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Wyoming’s Richie Irwin, right, defends against an Indian Hill attack during Wyoming's 15-3 season-ending loss May 23. The Cowboys finished the year with a 7-8 mark and advanced to the second round of the Division II state lacrosse playoffs. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK

Moeller's seniors brought the Crusaders their seventh boys volleyball state championship with a win over Hilliard Darby May 27. They are, from left: Back, Matt Kanetzke, Michael Budde and Jacob Schaffer; front, Garrett Morrissey and Nick Palopoli. THANKS TO WWW.LETSGOBIGMOE.COM

Princeton High School freshman Brett Bosel batted .279 with a .436 on-base percentage for the Vikings, while also crossing the plate 18 times. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY

Princeton's Nick Cocco attempts to dig the ball during the Vikings' match against Fairmont April 11. The 2012 campaign marked the first time the Vikings finished at the .500 mark (10-10) since the 2005 team finished 9-9. NICK



Wyoming High School’s Emily Stites ran to a state championship in the 3,200 meters at the OHSAA track and field championships at Ohio State University June 2. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK

Seven Hills hurler and Sharonville resident Ryan Ferrell posted a 0.51 ERA during the 2012 campaign, which was the third best mark recorded in Greater Cincinnati. On the spring, Ferrell went 7-2 and struck out 97 batters while tossing four shutouts. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



All-Star game a classic

By Nick Dudukovich

Seniors from around the area played in the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association/Ron

Woyan East-West All-Star game at Kings High School June 7. The East won the game,

Princeton’s Harrison makes homecoming with Pirates

17-14. The win marked the sixth-straight victory for the East squad.

By Nick Dudukovich

Nate McGill of Princeton came in for the East to play quarterback during the second quarter of the East-West All-Star game June 7. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Larson Graham drops into pass protection as Harrison's Marcus Woelfel rolls out to pass during the SWOFCA East/West All-Star Game at Kings on June 7. Despite leading for three and a half quarters, the West couldn't hold on and lost 17-14. Graham has committed to play football at Duquesne University. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK


Wyoming defensive lineman Dennis Austin tackles Mason quarterback J.D. Sprague during the Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association East/West All-Star Game at Kings June 7. The East came from behind to win 17-14. Austin will play for Findlay University in the fall. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK

East lineman De'Arius Young, center, of Princeton gives his quarterback time to throw during a first-quarter play. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS










46 UP TO

229 $


MSRP $17,695



13 484







199 $









239 $


36 UP TO

MSRP $21,899






15933 ,




249 $







22 UP TO



28 UP TO










$6,988 2003 FORD MUSTANG 63K MILES
























2011 SCION tC


2006 FORD F-250


2003 BMW 330xi










12 000 16631

MSRP $22,664








12 730





MSRP $14,394





Josh Harrison was back playing baseball in Cincinnati. After starring at Princeton High School and the University of Cincinnati, Harrison returned to the Queen City as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates June 5-7. Harrison, in his second big-league season, is a utility infielder for the Pirates who made the squad coming out of spring training. In 2011, he played 65 games and hit .272 after being called up last May. Big-league dream: Harrison said he always envisoned of playing Major League Baseball and never lost sight of making that dream a reality. “It was a dream of mine ever since I started playing,” Harrison said. “I always envisioned it, and when it came true, I was excited, but at the same time, I wasn’t too caught off guard because it’s what I wanted my whole life.” Homecoming: More than 300 of Harrison’s friends and family attended Great American Ball Park to see his hometown debut. “It’s nice playing at home. I get to play in front of a lot of people I grew up playing with. It’s just good to be home seeing all of

those people,” Harrison said. Draft daze: With Major League Baseball recently conducting its first-year player draft, Harrison, who was an eight-round pick of the Chicago Cubs in 2008 recalled living through draft day. “It was hectic…there were lots of calls, with people asking, ‘have you gone yet?’” Harrison said. “Everyone was calling, trying to check on me..” After a while, the former Bearcat figured it’d be best to lose his phone for a while. “I didn’t even have my phone. I just left it upstairs. My mom was getting all the calls,” he said. Hitting the road: Unlike basketball and football, where draftees almost immediately join their teams, Harrison endured late nights and long bus rides that almost every player encounters in the minors. His first stop was in Idaho, where he hit .351 for the Low Class A Boise Hawks. Harrison spent parts of four seasons in the minors, which made it that much more gratifying when he was promoted to the majors. “A lot of people don’t understand it, and it’s something that’s rewarding to have your hard work pay off,” he said.






All prices/payments are plus tax, title, destination and processing fees. All sales prices are plus destination and processing fees. Consumer must finance with Walt Sweeney Ford for advertised sales prices and payments. Leases based on 10,500 miles per year closed end lease with approved credit. Taxes, license, registration and acquistion fees not included in advertised payment. Total of lease equals payment x39 months plus down payment. Mileage charge of 20¢ per mile over 10,500 miles per year. Customer must have a 740 fico score to qualify for best rate of 0% at 60 months 16.67 for every 1000.00 borrowed Offers expire 6/30/12. For all offers, take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 6/30/12. Pictures may not reflect actual dealer’s stock. See dealer for complete details.











Editor: Dick Maloney,, 248-7134


What’s the best choice for America? The budget, created by U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin, has been endorsed by the Republican Party. Mitt Romney has embrassed the Ryan plan, calling it “marvelous.” The Ryan Romney budget is now the Republican 2012 election platform and economic program. It’s on the table. The Ryan Romney Republican plan would change the role of government in our society. The plan withdraws the government from assisting those with low incomes and those facing difficult times. The plan is an effort to renegotiate the entire social and economic edifice of America. The Ryan Romney Republican plan is terrible for everyone except the very wealthy, corporations and the Depart-

ment of Defense. What’s in the Ryan Romney Republican plan? » Medicare is cut by $205 billion. The plan offers subsidies (“premium support”) for seniors to buy their own private health insurance. » Slashes 700 billion from Medicaid (cuts $1.7 trillion over the next decade) and reduces the program by 75 peccent by 2050. » 17 million people would lose Medicare and CHIP coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act. » Pell grants are reduced by more than $1000. for nearly 10 million students. » Cuts education funding for individuals with disabilities. » Kicks 60,000 low-income children out of Head Start (200,000 out each year over the next decade).

Foster parenting a true love story My foster care story is a love story. But it’s not the kind of love story you expect. It begins with my divorce. In spite of my three beautiful children, I was feeling sorry for myself and began searching for something more. The answer to my prayers found me. A teenage girl from my neighborhood came to me for advice. Weeks later, she approached me, and told me I was very helpful to her. She said, “Miss Maria, you should become a foster mother.” The young lady went on to confess that she herself was a foster child. “What?” I said. “You can’t be; you don’t look like a foster child!” She responded, “That’s because I have a good foster mother.” My young neighbor refused to give up on me. She referred me to her foster mother, who in turn, told me about Lighthouse Youth Services. The staff at Lighthouse is amazing! They are genuinely friendly, take time to get to know you, welcome you with open arms, and value each and every person involved with foster care. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. They taught and prepared me for what I may face as a foster parent, and are still there to support me every

step of the way. I have been a foster parent for six years now. I have had 11 foster chilMaria Bonds dren in those COMMUNITY PRESS years. Some GUEST COLUMNIST more challenging than others, some staying longer than others, but, no matter what, each of them experienced love. It is sad to think that not every child out there gets a hug before crawling into bed. I wish everyone had the opportunity to see the transformation of a child, with just a little compassion, patience and love. I have seen children completely changed in a matter of days. All they needed was for someone to teach them what love is. It is then that they learn to love themselves. And it really does work, if you take the time. Love changes people for the better, and I see it in my home every time a kid comes in. And the best part is, Lighthouse foster care makes it possible. After all, the heart of Lighthouse is love. Maria Bonds is a Lighthouse foster parent. She lives in Finneytown.

» 2 million women, infants, and children would be cut from WIC programs that give them access to healthy food. » Tax rates Richard are set at 10% Schwab COMMUNITY PRESS and 25%. As a result, those GUEST COLUMNIST making less than $100,000. pay a higher effective tax rate; those making a million receive a $150,000. tax cut. » Federal work force cut 10 percent and a pay freeze through 2015. » Debilitating cuts for law enforcement, border patrol, scientific and medical research, food safety, environmental protection, federal highways, national parks, weather monitor-

ing, education and the FAA. » The Congressional Budget Office concluded the plan doesn’t balance the federal budget. The Ryan Romney Republican plan has been denounced and described as “Social Darwinism.” The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has decried the plan. In a letter to Ryan, they said don’t slash the safety net, particularly if you’re doing so to finance tax cuts for the wealthy. “We urge you to draw a circle of protection around resources that serve those in greatest need ... even though they do not have powerful advocates or great influence.” Ryan has charged that aid programs encourage people to sponge off the government. “We don’t want to turn the safety net into a hammock that lulls people

into complacency and dependence.” Here’s your choice America: Guaranteed health care benefits for seniors, or tax breaks for the wealthy? Food for poor children, or no taxes on offshore multinational corporate profits? Increases in defense spending, or health care for 48 million Americans? We have a pretty good idea of what President Obama has in mind. Now it’s crystal clear what the other side is up to. This is why our votes Nov. 6 matter so much. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (

CH@TROOM June 6 question Should the Ohio General Assembly consider a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to combat obesity? Why or why not?

“As soon as they ban ‘Housewives of Orange County,’ ‘Jersey Shore,’ half of the items sold at Kroger, girls' shorts that say 'Dancer' on the butt, saying 'should have went' instead of 'should have gone,’ Panera Bread, Big Apple Bagels, anything at Starbucks ... I could continue but I do have a life. Government will let you kill your unborn baby, but you can't have a Big Gulp? Oh, the insanity.” L.A.D.B. “This kind of thing (being considered already in New York) is government interference in the private sector in a frightening way that is almost impossible to believe. People, we all have free will, and we can do whatever we want as long as our actions don't violate the rights of others. “If I want to be fat, that's my business. If I want to work out regularly, that's my business, too. Government, stay OUT of our personal liberty!” Bill B. “What a ridiculous idea! You can't legislate away all risk in life, and you can't, or shouldn't, protect every citizen from making their own poor choices. “Mayor Bloomberg in New York has gone way over the line on this one and where he goes no one should follow!” R.W.J.

NEXT QUESTION How should the United States respond to the atrocities in Syria? Every week Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to tricountypress@community with Chatroom in the subject line.

“If such a rediculous law is passes, I will personally serve the 26 oz. size and wait for them to arrest me. I'll make headlines!” J.K. “How many of our forefathers came to America to escape oppressive governments? Can you believe that it is our own government that seeks to force us to buy just a certain size and type of drink? Next thing you know it will outlaw placing sugar on the tables for coffee or tea because we are too stupid to know how to use it! “Well we're not too stupid to remember the arrogant jerks come election time. What next, no free refills? Seriously, even if it is the job of government to combat obesity, its track record for fighting drug and alcohol abuse prove it incapable of succeeding in any war to control human behavior.” R.V. “The ban in New York City is the new low for political stupidity. No real control over firearms but they want to control soft drinks. I thought buying water was stupid ! This is more than stupid. J.S.D.

“No! Less government, we do not need a police state!!!!” K.S. “They should ban sugary drinks right after they ban jumbo fries, unprotected sex, malt liquor, body odor, smoking, flatulence, cursing, driving while texting, eating red meat every day and dirty cars. “People already have the right to do all sorts of things that are offensive to others or bad for them. The government needs to get out of our lives and do things that they do best, like enforce the speed laws, educate children, run the courts, provide road maintenance, etc. “Living in a free country means we have the right to do things that are bad for us.” F.S.D. “Even though this kind of legislation seems to be the trend these days as we move toward empowering the government to protect us from ourselves, no. People need to take responsibility for their actions and have the freedom to fail if they choose. “The question is whether other people should be forced to pay for the results of these gluttons' unhealthy food choices through government-provided health care or private health insurance.” P.C. “No! One soda jerk nanny is enough.” J.G.

Rapid warmth could bring smog earlier this year Remember the haze that can linger over our city during the summer months? Well, guess what… it’s back! Smog, that is. Hot, muggy weather has rapidly approached the Tristate and smog has come with it. The month of May typically starts the smog season and so far the area has seen temperatures rise into the upper 80s and 90s. What could this mean for the rest of the summer? Smog is an air pollutant containing gases and other reactive chemicals that forms when sunlight “bakes” them. Smog is an irritating mixture of pollution

that can make breathing difficult, especially for children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems. Smog consists of two different types of pollution, that both reside in Tristate area: ground level ozone and particulate matter (PM2.5). Ground level ozone is more prevalent because it is caused by vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, gasoline vapors and chemical solvents. PM2.5 does not need sunlight to create it. It appears as dust, ash or soot or in liquid form like fog. Some sources that create



A publication of

PM2.5 include wood burning, diesel and gaspowered engines, and power plants. Now that you know what Loren Koehler smog is, what COMMUNITY PRESS can you do to GUEST COLUMNIST prevent it? A great first step is by “Liking” the Do Your Share Facebook page. This is a good way to learn new tips, keep up to date on smog alerts, and see when and where events will occur to obtain additional in-

formation regarding improving the Tristate region’s air quality. Additional ideas that can assist in improving air quality include: » Walk, bike or rollerblade on short trips. » Ride the bus. You can call Metro- (513) 621-4455 or TANK; (859) 331-TANK for schedule information. » RideShare or Vanpool. Call 1-800-241-RIDE for program details. » Keep your vehicle properly maintained. » Refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m.

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

» Do not top off at the pump » Use gas-powered equipment after 8 p.m. » Conserve electricity by turning up the thermostat and turning off unused lights, computers, TVs and radios. If carpooling or vanpooling is not feasible, individuals can park at one of the many Park & Ride lots around the Tristate area and take a bus. For additional information visit or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Loren Koehler is an OKI communications intern.

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





Moeller players celebrate around the Division I state championship trophy following their 9-6 victory over Westlake June 2. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Senior Brian Burkhart (No. 45) jumps on top of the pile following the Crusaders’ 9-6 win in the state final game.

The Crusaders show off their Division I state championship trophy after a team gathering in the outfield following their 9-6 win over the Demons.

Moeller pitcher Phillip Diehl, who relieved starter John Tanner, gets hugs from his teammates after getting the Crusaders out of a jam during their 9-6 victory.

Moeller first baseman Brad Macciocchi rips off his batting gloves and looks to join the celebration following the Crusaders’ victory over the Demons.

Moeller players hug it out following their 9-6 victory to claim the school’s sixth title in six tries.

The Moeller Crusaders baseball team celebrated its sixth state baseball championship in school history after a 9-6 victory over Westlake June 2 in the Division I state title game at Huntington Park in Columbus. Tony Tribble/For The Community Press


1 Matt Qualters, manager, junior 2 Jackson Phipps, OF/INF, senior 4 Stephen Hackman, INF/OF, senior 5 Justin Wampler, OF, junior 8 Nate Brunty, P, senior 9 Max Foley, INF, junior 10 Ty Amann, INF, senior 11 Brian Butz, OF, junior 12 Cameron Whitehead, C/INF, junior 14 Nick Meece, OF, junior

16 Jeff Ludwig, C/OF, senior 18 Mason Eckley, P, junior 20 TJ Marklay, P, junior 21 Riley Mahan, INF, sophomore 22 Jordan Simpson, INF, senior 24 Lincoln Reed, INF/C, senior 28 Nick Edwards, P/OF, senior 30 Zack Shannon, P/OF/1B, sophomore 32 Jimmy Rodenberg, P/1B, junior 33 Ryan LeFevers, P/OF, senior 34 Phillip Diehl, P, senior

35 Brad Macciocchi, C/1B, senior 40 John Tanner, P, senior 42 Spencer Iacovone, INF, junior 44 Zach Williams, P, senior 45 Brian Burkhart, P, senior 48 John Hakemoller, P, senior Head coach: Tim Held Assistant coaches: Andy Nagel, Tony Maccani, Marc Marini, Mike Hayes, Mike Cameron, Pat McLaughlin, Ron Roth and Ken Robinson


Ross - W, 4-2 Glen Este - W, 13-3 Elder - L, 2-12 St. Xavier - W, 9-5 Chicago, IL De La Salle - W, 6-4 Ft. Wayne, Ind., Homestead - L, 4-11 La Salle - W, 10-1 Carroll - W, 6-2 Fairmont - L, 10-11 Strongsville - W, 6-5 McNicholas - W, 5-1 Grosse Pointe, Mich., South -

W, 11-1 Loganville, Ga., Loganville - W, 13-2 Marietta, Ga., Pope - L, 4-5 Marietta, Ga., Sprayberry - W, 6-0 Alter - W, 7-2 Chaminade Julienne - W, 5-1 Badin - W, 3-1 Fenwick - W, 1-0 La Salle - W, 10-4 Elder - W, 7-6 St. Xavier - W, 7-5 Centerville - L, 3-6

Vandalia Butler - W, 10-3 SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT Northwest - W, 11-1 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT Lakota West - W, 11-2 Lakota East - W, 7-2 REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Anderson - W, 3-0 Elder - W, 6-4 STATE SEMIFINAL Grove City - W, 3-2 STATE FINAL Westlake - W, 9-6 FINAL RECORD 26-5


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 14 Art Centers & Art Museums Sycamore Center Art Show, 1-4 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Art Room. Works displayed throughout the center. Presented by Sycamore Center Artists. 686-1010; Blue Ash.

Clubs & Organizations Painting and Pinot, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Art-filled evening. Includes dinner and wine or beer while painting. Professional artist on-hand to help. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 3730300; Amberley Village.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Featuring 14 gowns on loan from Frankenmuth Historical Association, exhibit has been traveling country to give viewers more insight into the lives of former First Ladies. Exhibit continues through June 17. $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Health / Wellness Arthritis: Natural Prevention and Relief, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Information on what arthritis is, who is susceptible to it, what causes it, how to relieve it and steps to help prevent this joint disease. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township. Karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., The Pike Bar and Grill, 10010 Springfield Pike, Hosted by Wendell Payne. Ages 21 and up. Free. 772-7453. Woodlawn.

Literary - Libraries Once Upon A Time … , 1:30-2:30 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Presented by ArtReach: A Division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Bring new life to classic fairy tales. Ages 5-12. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

On Stage - Comedy Jarrod Harris, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, $8. Presented by East Side Players. Through June 16. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Recreation Children’s Playgroup, 10 a.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Informal playgroup for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents or caregivers. Free. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. Through Dec. 27. 771-0333. Glendale.

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 Art Centers & Art Museums Sycamore Center Art Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 686-1010; www.sycamo- Blue Ash.

Center for the Arts - Wyoming, 322 Wyoming Ave., Wear softsoled shoes. No partner needed. Beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m. $4, $1 ages 20 and under, free for newcomers. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers. Through June 25. 859-291-6197; Wyoming.

Benefits Paint for a Purpose, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Cheers to Art!, 7700 Camargo Road, Create paintings of Union Terminal. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Cincinnati Museum Center’s Renovation Fund. $35. Registration required. 271-2793; Madeira.


Dance Classes

Edible Soil, 2-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Introduction to composition, layers and life forms in soil. Use pudding, sprinkles, cookies and chocolate chips to learn about what soil is made from and how important it is to every day life. Ages 5-12. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Ballet Lessons for Children, 5-6 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Teacher Christine Minges. Ages 3-8. $50 for 8-week session. Registration required. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333. Glendale.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 1208 Springfield Pike, Carefully selected flight of five wines in tasting room. Taste one or all five, most are just $1 per pour. 761-9463; Wyoming.

Exercise Classes Pilates Plus, 6:50-7:50 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Unique system of strengthening and stretching exercises through slow, mindful and purposeful movements. $5. Presented by Springdale Parks and Recreation. 346-3910. Springdale. MaxedOut! Fitness Program, 6-7 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Intense strength and cardio training in group environment. $80 per week; $150 per week for two. Registration required. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333; Glendale.

Exercise Classes AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Involves being stretched by trained instructor in shallow water with 5-10 pound weights attached to body. Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., The Pike Bar and Grill, Free. 772-7453. Woodlawn.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Danny Frazier Band. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Jarrod Harris, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. Through Dec. 8. 315-3943; Silverton.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 761-9463; Wyoming.

Exercise Classes Big John’s Zumba Hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road, Ballroom. $5. 907-3512. Sharonville.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Films Laurel and Hardy Film Evening, 6:45 p.m., Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Drive, Auditorium. Hal Roach’s 1930s Talking Film Comedy Series. Films are “Our Gang,” “Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd,” “The Taxi Boys,” Laurel and Hardy, and others. Bring snacks and beverages to share. $5, free ages 12 and under. Registration required. Presented by The Sons of the Desert. 559-0112; Kenwood.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., The Pike Bar and Grill, Free. 772-7453.

Heritage Village Museum in Sharon Woods is offering kids summer camps from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through June 22. Kids will learn about and do historical activities and arts and crafts in 1800s village settings, including cooking in a hearth kitchen, carpentry skills, old-fashioned chores, printing in the print shop, learning about the buildings and more. Campers will have many handmade items to take home. Before and after camp is available. The camp is for ages 6 to 12 and costs $175 for non-members and $150 for members. A $5 discount is available for siblings registering for the same week. Pictured, campers crowd into a door way for a look inside a building at Heritage Village Museum, last year. Call 563-9484, or visit TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Woodlawn.

Literary - Libraries Donuts with Dad Storytime, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wyoming Branch Library, 500 Springfield Pike, Stories, craft and donuts. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6014. Wyoming. Metro City Band Rocks Reading, 4-5 p.m., Reading Branch Library, 9001 Reading Road, Oldies, blues and dance music. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4465. Reading.

Literary - Story Times Children’s Story Hour, 10:30 a.m., Glendale Community Library, 980 Willow Ave., Features local personalities reading children’s stories. Followed by craft. Free. 771-0333; Glendale.

Music - Acoustic Waiting on Ben, 7-11 p.m., Corner Pub, 7833 Cooper Road, Patio. Band show. Inclement weather moves performance inside 9 p.m. 791-3999. Montgomery. Bob Cushing, 8:30 p.m., Gano Tavern, 10024 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, 733-4631. West Chester.

On Stage - Comedy Jarrod Harris, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Dance Keep on Dancing Ballet and Modern Jazz Studio Dance Recital, 5-8 p.m., Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Road, Auditorium. Mrs. Jonathan Rosenthal presents dance program at all levels of Ballet, Pointe, Modern Jazz and Tap. Free. Presented by Keep on Dancing Ballet and Modern Jazz Studio. 561-5140. Indian Hill.

On Stage - Theater Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Recreation Ultimate Frisbee, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ages 20-35. Held outdoors on front lawn. Free. Through Aug. 25. 985-0900. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 Dining Events All-you-can-eat Buffet Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., HalkerFlege American Legion Post 69, 9000 Reading Road, Includes omelets to order, ham, goetta, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, fruit cocktail, milk, juice and coffee. Bake sale benefits legion and auxiliary programs such as scholarships and helping veterans in the community. Family friendly. $8, $4 children. 733-9926. Reading.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; Sharonville.

On Stage - Comedy Jarrod Harris, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

MONDAY, JUNE 18 Art Centers & Art Museums Sycamore Center Art Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 686-1010; Blue Ash.

Community Dance Contra Dance, 8-10 p.m., The

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

Literary - Libraries American Girl Tea Party, 1-2 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Bev Mussari from Gazebo Tea Cottage hosts tea celebrating dolls. Designed for ages 6-12. Ages 5-12. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Summer Camp - Arts Jewelry Making, 1-3:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, June 18-22. Learn beading, stringing, wiring and design techniques that will make beautiful pieces of wearable art. Ages 2-8. $120. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Pottery: Wheel-throwing I, 9-11:30 a.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, June 18-22. Experimenting with texture and color will assist in creating unique and functional pottery to use at home. Ages 4-6. $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Theater Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mount Notre Dame High School, 711 E. Columbia Ave., Daily through June 22. Learn entire show during camp and perform it for friends and family at end of week. Singing, dancing, acting, improvisation and more. Ages 6-8. $130. Registration required. 821-3044; Reading.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp at the J, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Continues weekdays through June 22. Sports, art room, game room, swim lessons, indoor waterpark, outdoor pool, day trips, nature, crafts and music. For kindergarteneighth grade. Varies. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Kids Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Daily through June 22. Learn about and do historical activities and arts and crafts in 1800s village setting. Cooking in hearth kitchen, carpentry skills, old-fashioned ’chores’, printing in the print shop, learning about our 1800s buildings and more. Campers have many hand-made items to take home. Before and after camp available. Ages 6-12. $175, $150; $5 discount for siblings registering for same week. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Summer Enrichment Fun, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road, Weekly through July 30. Reading enrichment program for children entering grades 1-6. Includes crafts, games, service projects and stories of hope. Free breakfast and lunch. Free. Presented by Ohio River Valley District of the United Methodist Church. 489-7021; Sycamore Township. Camp Blue Fish, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through June 22. Group sports and games, arts, crafts and waterbased activities. Dress for weather. Ages 6-11. $100 per session. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Summer Camp - Nature Unearthly Fun, 9-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-3) and 1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 4-5), Greenacres Environmental and Agriculture Center, 8680 Spooky Hollow Road, June 18-22. Theme: Bottles or bones? Trash or treasure? What will we find in our subsurface excavations? $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Older Anglers, 9-11:30 a.m., Greenacres Foundation, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Greenacres Pond Site. Grades 5-7. June 18-22. Hours of fishing and fish lore served daily. $115. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19 Art Centers & Art Museums Sycamore Center Art Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 686-1010; Blue Ash.

Civic Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Program, 2-6 p.m., Environmental Enterprises Inc., 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Accepted items: pesticides/ fertilizers, solvents/thinners, lawn/pool chemicals, cleaners, household/auto batteries, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, oil-based paint, mercury, fluorescent bulbs, driveway sealer, gasoline/motor oil, antifreeze and thermostats. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Oct. 30. 946-7766; Sharonville.

Exercise Classes Karate Lessons for Children, 5-6 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Taught by Sensei Jeff Hudson. $6. Registration required. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333; Glendale.

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

Literary - Libraries Sharonville Puppet Club, 2:30-3 p.m., Sharonville Branch Library, 10980 Thornview Drive, Children make puppets, prepare puppet skits and perform at July 2 preschool story time. Ages 7-12. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6049. Sharonville.

Music - Concerts Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by P&G Big Band. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

Summer Camp Religious/VBS Vacation Bible School at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave., Theme: “Going for the Gold” at the Christian Olympics. Daily through June 22. Ages 3 through fifth grade. Registration required. 791-4470. Madeira.



Ribs a good dish for Father’s Day

Grilled baby back ribs

Brine for up to 4 pounds of ribs: This is optional, but I hope you take the time to do it, since brining is a way of increasing the moisture holding capacity of meat, resulting in a moister product when it’s cooked. 1 cup Kosher salt 1/2 cup sugar 1 gallon cold water

Dissolve salt and sugar in water. Brine 4 hours, remove from brine, pat dry and proceed with rub. Rita’s rub:

Sprinkle ribs with rub up to a day head. Leftover rub can be stored in the frig.

Mix together: 6 tablespoons garlic powder 3 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cumin 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper 2 teaspoons Spanish hot or sweet smoked paprika or regular hot or sweet paprika 2 teaspoons allspice

Ribs: 4 pounds meaty baby back pork ribs, cut into portions To season ribs: Sprinkle rub on both sides. Put on baking sheet and cover with foil. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to l day. To grill ribs: Grill ribs over medium heat until tender and cooked, turning occasionally, about 25-35 minutes. Then baste with sauce. Brush each side generously. Continue grilling until sauce forms a sticky coating, about 3 minutes per side, brushing more sauce on as needed. Serve, passing more barbeque sauce alongside. My hot and smoky barbecue sauce After cooking, adjust seasonings, adding more vinegar, etc. if you like. I

Medicare event at Senior Center The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), the state’s official source for free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling, will hold a “Welcome to Medicare” event in Hamilton County at Sycamore Senior Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, to help new and soon-to-be beneficiaries understand the basics of Medicare. The facility is at 4455 Carver Woods Drive. “Our staff is visiting every region of the state to personally help Ohioans new to Medicare understand how their new health insurance will work,” Taylor said of OSHIIP, a program of the Ohio Department of Insurance. “Transitioning into Medicare can sometimes be a complicated change and we want to help put Ohioans at ease by addressing any questions or concerns they may

have.” OSHIIP is conducting Welcome to Medicare events in 15 counties from April 11 to July 25. At the Welcome to Medicare event, people can also learn the benefits Medicare provides and important deadlines they have to meet. Information will also be shared about Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug coverage and supplemental health insurance coverage. There will also be information about financial assistance programs which help pay for Medicare’s Part B premium ($99.90 per month in 2012) and out-ofpocket expenses associated with prescription drug costs. For more information about this event and Medicare, call OSHIIP at 1-800686-1578, or visit

Ribs, with a rub and grilled, makes a good Father’s Day dish. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD always add more brown sugar to make it taste similar to Montgomery Inn’s. 4 cups catsup 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/3 to 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1/4 cup yellow mustard 2 tablespoons Tabasco 2 tablespoons rub (see above) 2 teaspoons liquid smoke or more Chipotle pepper powder to taste or 1-2 chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce, chopped fine (or couple shakes cayenne – go easy

Combine everything in saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until dark and thick, about 20 minutes.

Re-seasoning cast iron cookware

Several of you have asked about this. And if you are ever lucky enough to come across an old American made cast iron pan, like Lodge or Griswold, don’t hesitate to buy it. In my opinion, these

gems are still the best as far as quality of iron and workmanship. Log onto my YouTube channel ( to see my video on seasoning iron skillets. Here’s the most current information. This is what Lodge cookware recommends, and they are an American company manufacturing American cast iron. Lodge’s recommendations are only slightly different than my video, which was made a few years ago. Wash cookware with hot, soapy water and a

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

INVENTORY BLOWOUT! We’re Overstocked!

How’s Your

Summer is the time to Save $$ on Winter Heat!

Bath Tub? E... BEFOR


Save up to

Save up to

Dutchwest Wood Stoves

Beautiful & Powerful Vermont Castings Wood Stoves




In stock only. Several to choose from.

Bath Tub & Tile Reglazing Tile Regrouting & Sealing LIFE TIME WARRANTY

513-507-1951 859-341-6754

Springdale hosts Jimmy Fund event Movie lovers of all ages can help fight cancer starting through July 26 during the 63rd annual Jimmy Fund/Variety Children’s Charities Theatre Collections program. Local National Amusement theaters participating this year include: » Springdale 18 Cinema Delux, 12064 Springfield Pike, Springdale Contributions to the Jimmy Fund canisters found in participating National Amusements theaters in six New England states will help fund cancer care and research at DanaFarber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass. The Jimmy Fund/Varie-

on the cayenne if using)

stiff brush. (Lodge says it’s OK to use soap this time because you are preparing to re-season the cookware). Rinse and dry completely. Apply a thin, even coating of melted solid vegetable shortening (or cooking oil of your choice) to the cookware (inside and out). Place aluminum foil on the bottom rack of the oven to catch any dripping. Set oven temperature to 350400 degrees. Place cookware upside down on the top rack of oven. Bake for at least one hour. After the hour, turn oven off and let cookware cool in oven. Store uncovered, in a dry place when cooled. Tip: I do use a bit of soap to wash my cast iron pans regularly, though the debate rages on about using soap at all. After the pan is completely dry, I’ll heat it 1 minute on the stove to open up the pores, then I’ll wipe a little oil all over the inside. As it cools, the pores close, keeping the pan seasoned.

Save hundreds on wood burning, gas and pellet stoves and inserts! “One of a kind”, floor models, discontinued colors and styles.


I still chuckle when I ask my husband, Frank, what he wants for Rita Father’s Heikenfeld Day. His answer has RITA’S KITCHEN never varied in all the years we’ve been married: “Some peace and quiet and barbecued ribs.” The ribs are the easy part … and are still his favorite. The peace and quiet is another matter. Remember all the dads in your life, biological and otherwise. As I tell you each year, send a card, give them a call, or invite them to join in the feast.




500 OFF

Hearthstone Sterling Direct Vent Gas Stove

“Defiant” and “Encore” In stock only! Limited Quantities!

Floor Model Regular $3,233 Now Only $2,733

Save on “Buck Stoves”, “Avalon”, “Morso”, “Jotul”, and many more! Best selection in the Tri State. Sale ends 6/30/12.


7620 Daleview Road, Cincinnati OH 45247 (Colerain Twp.)

(513) 385-5158

Hours: Tues. - Fri 10-6 • Sat. 10-4 • Closed Sun. & Mon. • Delivery & Installation Available

Your All-Inclusive vacation includes Non-Stop Roundtrip Airfare from Cincinnati, Hotel Accommodations, All Meals, All Drinks, Transfers and more!

ty Children’s Charities Theatre Collections program is the Jimmy Fund’s oldest annual fundraising effort. This year the Theatre Collections program with the support of more than 30 National Amusements theaters have set a goal to raise $660,000 for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For more information on the Theatre Collections program and to learn more how to volunteer go to theatre, email, or call 617-582-7724.

Riu Palace Punta Cana

GOLDENåååååPlus Exchange privileges with surrounding RIU resorts (excluding Riu Bavaro)! STEP UP YOUR STAY: Book Junior Suite Superior for the same price!

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

GOLDENåååååå Unlimited-Luxury® Adults Only. VALUE PLUS: $200 Resort Coupons per room per stay, plus, FREE Non-Stop Transfers (a $60 value per couple)!

Riu Palace Peninsula åååååå

24-hour all-inclusive. Exchange privileges with Riu Cribe, Riu Cancun, and Riu Palace Las Americas (excluding dinner dining)!

Find the hottest summer vacaations at the best prices. Visit us online or call 800-517-2000

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun

GOLDENåååååå Unlimited-Luxury® Adults Only. VALUE PLUS: $200 Resort Coupons per room per stay, plus, FREE Non-Stop Transfers (a $60 value per couple)! Ask about our DINE AROUND option (restrictions apply)!

Photo compliments of Secrets Resorts

HOLIDAY CRUISE & TRAVEL Open Sundays 513-388-3600 • VICTORIA TRAVEL 513-871-1100 CE-0000513239

Some travel agencies listed above may charge service fees.



Former Ranger to speak at Chamber business lunch

The Sharonville Chamber of Commerce's June Business Connection Lunch will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 21, with Major Marc Messerschmitt, former U.S. Army Ranger, as featured speaker. The event, at the Sharonville Convention Center, is sponsored by Industrial Sorting Service. “The years of preparation in the various areas of the military as well as my years in Afghanistan helped prepare me for today’s business world,” Messerschmitt said. “At the end of the day, the same core values that make you successful in military service will make you successful in the business world. I look forward to sharing those with everyone.” Messerschmitt has appeared on FoxNews, CNN, ESPN and the Military Channel. He is the recipient of the Legion Of Merit Award, two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Com-

Major Marc Messerschmitt at the Ranger Memorial. PROVIDED

mendation Medal and 11 Army Commendation medals. “It seems as if many people take for granted the freedoms we have and forget that every day, men and women around the world are putting their lives on the line to protect the freedoms and liberties we have each day,” said Rich Arnold, presi-


at Evergreen and Wellspring

NewLife newbeginning!

Whether your new beginning is a country cottage, a spacious apartment or returning home after a successful rehabilitation stay, your New Life begins here.

Wellspring Health Center Rated 5 stars by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid


dent, Sharonville Chamber of Commerce. “Thus the Sharonville Chamber likes to honor all current and previous military personnel from all the services for their dedication. Fortunately this year, we are lucky enough to have one of the first U.S. Rangers to parachute into Afghanistan right after President Bush declared war on Afghanistan make a special presentation for us. In talking with him and learning the many physical and mental hardships he endured during his service to our country, he shared the parallels between the service and today’s business world. We welcome all veterans and nonveterans to this special event.” Cost is $25 for members and non-members, and $20 for all military personnel, active or retired. Register on line,; by e-mail,, or by phone, (513) 554-1722.

Members of the Delta Kings Chorus will perform at Deer Park High School June 16. PROVIDED

Delta Kings perform at Deer Park H.S. 14 well-known songs from the ’40s through the ’80s performed in the unique a capella, four-part harmony style, that the amazing Delta Kings Chorus does so well. Two great quartets, the fantastic youngsters of the Reen Family Singers and the men of The Franchise, will be featured during the second half and then closing the show, as usual, will be the familiar voices of the Cincinnati Delta Kings Chorus in concert. Tickets are still only $15 at the door. Advance ticket sales are available by calling (888) 796-8555 or you may order from

The Cincinnati Delta Kings Chorus, Greater Cincinnati’s original and oldest men’s barbershop chorus, will present its 66th annual show at 2 p.m.and 8 p.m. Saturday June 16, at Deer Park High School’s Crawford Auditorium. Their musical comedy offering will contain more songs than any of their past shows, all cleverly connected together through the reminiscences of a fictional chorus member’s life in barbershop and titled, “My Fun in Just One Lifetime.” The show will feature

SVDP collects food at Reds game The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is partnering with The Cincinnati Reds and News 5 for the sixth year to Strike Out Hunger. The wives of Reds players and volunteers from St. Vincent de Paul will be will be collecting food Wednesday, June 13, before and during the Reds-Indians game at Great American Ball Park to feed families in need in Cincinnati. Fans who donate a minimum of two non-perishable food items in designated food collection barrels will receive a view level ticket to the July 30 Reds-Padres

game - limit one ticket per person. The barrels will be placed outside the gates, so fans don’t need a ticket to the June 13 game to donate and receive the free ticket to the July 30 game. The 2011 St. Vincent de Paul Reds Food Drive collected more than 6,000 pounds of food, which fed 2,100 people in our community for one day. “We’ve seen a record number of people at our food pantries,” said Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. “Many families are still struggling in the face of a

challenging economy. They make many sacrifices, but food is vital. It is one sacrifice they simply can’t make. With the support of the community, we can continue to feed our neighbors in need.” In 2011, St. Vincent de Paul provided more than 70,000 people with groceries, enough people to fill Great American Ballpark more than one and a half times. About half of the people fed were children. “The Cincinnati Reds are committed to alleviating hunger in our community,” said Lorrie Platt, Cin-

St. Vivian’s Family Festival

Finneytown, 7600 Winton Rd (between North Bend & Galbraith Rd)

June 15, 16 & 17

Friday 6-11 PM | Saturday 4-11 PM Sunday 4-10 PM

2nd Prize $1,000, 3rd Prize $200

Air Conditioned Poker & Black Jack,

Father’s Day Fireworks Sunday at 10pm

and much, much more! Booths, Games, Rides, Bingo, Food, Live Music Each Night



cinnati Reds community relations director. “We are pleased to partner once again with St. Vincent de Paul and with our fans to work toward meeting that goal.” For more information regarding the Reds food drive for St. Vincent de Paul, contact Reds Community Relations at (513) 7657018. For more information about donating or volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry in the West End, please contact 513-562-8841, ext. 220 or visit

‘Shadow Wars’ discussed at HVM

$10,000 Grand Prize Raffle

Independent Living | Assisted Living Memory Care | Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing | Adult Day 230 West Galbraith Road Cincinnati, OH 45215

their website Groups of 10 or more are eligible for special group prices by calling (888) 7968555. The chorus members come from all walks of life and are from all across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. They have been rehearsing this show for the past few months. The Delta Kings Chorus is the performing unit of the non-profit Cincinnati Chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society and this show is their premiere annual fundraising event.

Heritage Village Museum is continuing its free Civil War program series with “Shadow Wars” Wednesday, June 13. The program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ohio Humanities Council. Christopher Phillips, professor of history and department head at the University of Cincinnati, will be leading the program. “Shadow Wars,” describes Ohio’s turbulent political history prior, during, and after the Civil War. “Shadow Wars,” defined Ohio and its neighboring states during and after the war. The Civil War Program series will be in the Hayner House at Heritage Village Museum, inside Sharon Woods Park. Hamilton County Park Pass may be required ($3 for a day pass and $10 for a season pass). This event is free to the public.



JCC hosts Summer Cinema Series

RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 7933288,

Based on feedback from the winter Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, the Mayerson JCC will offer more award-winning films and more comfortable seating at a great price at the JCC Summer Cinema Series, June 26-28. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, see “Melting Away” (Namess Ba'geshem), a 2012 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Audience Favorite, and the first feature film in the history of Israeli cinema that deals with the topic of parents and their relationships with their transgendered children. This drama is an emotional tale that touches on real issues of sexuality and how everyday people handle themselves when forced to deal with life and death and what is left in the wake. On Wednesday, June 27, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., enjoy the comedy, “Arab Labor” (Avoda Avarit). Meet the Palestinian Seinfield, Amjad, a hapless but goodhearted journalist, who darts in and out of hilarious and poignant confrontations with his sassy wife, their smart-as-a-whip daughter, his overbearing parents and his hound-dog younger friend. He neurotically tries to conform to expectations in both Jewish and Arab worlds, and generally bungles it. Ending the Summer Cinema Series, “This is Sodom” (Zohi Sdom), shows on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. The biggest box office comedy hit in Israel in 25 years, “This is Sodom” is a raucous and bawdy biblical comedy in the best tradition of Monty Python and Mel Brooks. As God’s wrath draws closer, Abraham, Lot, the Sodomites and their rulers, and even the avenging angels, are seduced by the decadent delights of the most famous Sin City in history. General admission is $8 per film for J members and $10 per film for the public. Purchase tickets early to reserve your seat, either online at, or contact Cultural Arts Manager Courtney Cummings at 761-7500.

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Summer children’s camps are 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at Register for vacation Bible school at Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 25-29, and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The annual craft show is recruiting vendors to buy space at the show, which will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 10. Register at htm. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142;

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which

The International Church for ALL Nations

The churchis having Vacation Bible School, “Adventures on Promise Island,” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 27-29, at the church. Families and children of all ages, from pre-school and up, are invited to discover God’s love and His promises. There are classes for preschoolers, elementary, pre-teen, and teenagers. There will be food and games after each class session. Wednesday and Thursday for a grill out and a pizza party will take place on Wednesday and Thursday and a special closing celebration is planned for Friday. For three nights, participants will learn of specific promises mentioned in the Bible. There will be a class designed to cater to each age group. There will be singing, learning, games and activities, and all kinds of fun. This is a free event and is open to the public. The church is at 9909 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn; 2393885.

Montgomery Community Church

The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892;; theboxes.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

New summer worship service

100 National Dealers No Admission Charge!


Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. Vacation Bible School: “Operation Overboard” will be June 18-22. Space is still available for first- through sixth-grades. Register online (Children’s Ministries link) or by calling the church office. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;


“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd


Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor


Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd

Classic Service and Hymnbook

4451 Fields Ertel Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 769-4849



Christ, the Prince of Peace

Visitors Welcome

United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available




Church By The Woods Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

“Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati OH 45215 821.8430

Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am Visitors Welcome!


Sharonville, OH

June 28-30, 2012

Bring a non-perishable food item to receive


$ 00

Martha Pullen, Co.

Linda McGehee Ghee’s

Peggy Sagers

Sillhouette Patterns

off admission!

Invalid with other offers

Classes by these industry professionals plus many others! $ $ $ $ $

+;; H8; STH;JH OLP<G=HJ :PL NG7SH7Q9- J;47Q9- 6Q7H TQ< =LP=8;H CT6; " )T6;J " &PPL AL71;J !.## JHT9; OL;J;QHTH7PQJ " !TJ87PQ +8P4J +;4 T +;TR !PL '8TL7H2 %7H8 DP5;@G7SH 'PQQ;=H7PQ NEW Event - Cincinnati’s Got Talent Fashion 'PRO;H7H7PQ+OPQJPL;< >2 FTQPR; " +;4M#12 +;47Q9 +HG<7P? '8;=6 H8; 4;>J7H; :PL LGS;J?

HOURS: THUR-FRI 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, SAT 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 'STJJ;J >;97Q TH /*KK TR ;T=8 <T2- L;97JHLTH7PQ PO;QJ TH 0*KK TR ,<R7JJ7PQ* E0 ;T=8 <T2 M EI3 RGSH7M<T2 (Q<;L I3 !.## or call 800-473-9464 CE-0000513262

Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

$(0/2!*'""+ 32!*+!-'2! 3+!-+/ 1 ))%## 3(+.-+/ &20, Vendor Shopping, Classes, Stage Presentations & Quilt Art Displays - Over 200 Items

Alicia Welcher

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES 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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15


8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Bustin’ Out: Pastor Move Over, We Do It Together!" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Adult & Children’s Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

3751 Creek Rd.


Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian



FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ

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

691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Phone: 385-9077 Rev. Michelle Torigian Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access


Bidders must pre-register to bid in this Auction! Lot viewing during the show

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Wyoming Baptist Church

#MRT7S* ________________________________________


There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. At 11 a.m. there is a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. Summer Jam for Adults begins during the 9:30 a.m. hour through Aug. 12. This will be a time for learning, singing, fellowship and fun. The annual Vacation Bible School is the week of June 17. The theme is “Sky–Everything is Possible with God.” During the summer months, there will be a volunteer choir at both services. Everyone is welcome. Canines for Christ continues to have training sessions for dogs at 10 a.m. Saturday mornings. All dog owners are welcome. It is a wonderful experience to see what a comfort their visits are to nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. A bereavement group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month. Visitors and guests are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 1751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 5630117;


Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Sunday Evening - 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Evening Prayer and Bible Study

BTR;* ________________________________________ ,<<L;JJ* _______________________________________ A8PQ;* ________________________________________


Sharonville United Methodist Church



at the

Friday & Saturday June 15th & 16th

owers meets from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the second and fourth Saturdays. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor 9:30am Sunday School (all ages) Sunday Morning Service 10:30am Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm


29th Annual Greater Cincinnati Numismatic Exposition


hours began June 10. Spoken Holy Eucharist is 8 a.m. and Eucharist with music is 10 a.m. Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Youthful singers and instrumentalists are needed. The Older People with Active Lifestyles would like to Ride the Ducks in Newport, Ky. Wednesday, July 18. Space is limited. Call the church for details. The annual St. Barnabas Canoe Outing will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30. Call the church for details and to reserve a spot. An intercessory healing prayer service is conducted at 7 p.m. the first Minday of each month. A men’s breakfast group meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning sat Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for a potluck dinner at the church. The Bereavement Support Group for widows and wid-

Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery

Bring this ad to enter a $100 drawing!


Brecon United Methodist Church

begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.



Kilroy at Democrat picnic

Dave & Buster’s sports new look The Dave & Buster’s location in Springdale is undergoing an extensive brand refresh to debut to the public June 15. The refresh includes huge TV screens, a new sporty ambiance, updated décor in the restaurant, new drinks and menu items and 10 new games. This is the second Dave & Buster’s location to undergo this drastic makeover. “Our goal is to be the ultimate destination for fun by pairing a comfortable atmosphere for sports viewing with fantastic new menu items, signature cocktails, and of course 10 new must-play games,” said Jennifer Lasiter, Dave & Buster’s national marketing manager. “That’s why we’ve reinvented our Springdale location into an up-

Former Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy will be making an appearance in Blue Ash at the Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club annual pcnic, Tuesday, June 19. The event starts at 6:30 p.m., and will take place at the Blue Ash Park, 4433 Cooper Road, in the Blue Ash Shelter. “Former Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy will be educating us on the Freedom to Marry Ohio ballot referendum. We are honored to have her as our special guest speaker,” said Julie Brook, president of BANDC. Kilroy grew up in Eu-

scale sports bar atmosphere that Cincinnati can call its go-to gameday headquarters.” Changes to the Springdale location include: New sports décor and huge TV screens will enhance the sports-viewing experience, including: » Completely new redesigned front entrance lobby; » Repurposed billiards area to house the ultimate sports viewing experience; » New projector TVs, 65-inch plasma TVs and 80-inch LCDs; » Larger than life wall graphics of Cincinnati’s favorite teams and players; » Chic new restaurant décor with private booths; » Updated gamebar in the Midway with new look and more plasma TVs.

New facility will be located on Hebrew Union College campus When the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati brought Pam Barbash to the current Jewish Family Service Food Pantry, she saw that the steep stairs and modest space would limit how well members of our community in need could be helped. Soon afterward, she and her husband, Bernie, decided to commit to the largest gift of their lives to help transform the JFS Food Pantry into a pioneering new facility – the Barbash Family Vital Support Center – to be located on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The Barbashes’ gift, which will exceed $1 million, propelled forward an unprecedented collaborative investment that will include the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, private donors and The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. Funded by this partnership, the Barbash Center will be the first project to go live under the sponsorship of Cincinnati 2020, the community-wide collaboration to make Cincinnati a model community and a Jewish destination.

22, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Tickets may be purchased at ticketing@cincinnatiarts .org. Local non-professionals appearing in “Cinderella” are: Stephanie and Stephen Curtis.

Evelyn Place Monuments CE-0000513468

Quality Granite & Bronze Monuments & Markers


Owner: Pamela Poindexter 4952 Winton Rd. • Fairfield

Monday-Friday 10-6; Saturday & After Hours by Appointment

Wendy’s Cincinnati Bride

Mori Lee Trunk Show June 15 - 17 20% Off All Mori Lee Gowns

“Pam openly shared with me that she grew up knowing how it feels not to have enough,” said Jewish Federation Development Director Danielle Minson. “So when she saw how the current site of the Food Pantry limited its reach, it was only natural for them to invest in our community’s efforts to help those with the least.” The 2008 Community Study – which surveyed about100,000 individuals in the greater Cincinnati area to capture the characteristics of the local Jewish community and provide insight into its needs, attitudes and behaviors – found that 1,100 Jewish households (9 percent) fall below 200 percent of Federal poverty guidelines (i.e., $27,000 for a two-person household). “Until now, we have only been able to help a small percent of our poorest community members,” said Beth Schwartz, executive director of Jewish Family Service. “The new Barbash Family Vital Support Center will change everything. The size, location and design on the HUC-JIR

Preview the Fall 2012 Collection from Mori Lee Over 100 styles to choose from!


Walk-Ins Welcome!

>"92?7B /!?29: +?A@!?4@ # 6(' 5"A@ /"7A$7 =@!""@ -?74?779@? ,; 31&'1 # 1'6*.0'*..1( <<<)5"72%A-?74?779@?/!?2")4$8 CE-0000513575

SIESTA KEY û CONDO We are directly on Crescent Beach. Gulf View. Screened Balcony. All amenities. Lower Prices for JuneSept. Cincy owner 513-232-4854



Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

Rinks Flea Market Bingo Follow us on... w ww

$4,000 Guaranteed Payout Each Night! $5 - 6-36 Faces $10 - 90 Faces Computer

Fri, Sat Nights/

513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259


Mt. Healthy High School Cafeteria 8101 Hamilton Ave. Mt. Healthy - 729-0131 Doors Open 5:45 pm Early Birds Start 6:30 pm Regular Bingo Starts 7:00 pm • No Computers Guaranteed Over $5000 Payout

Go Bananas July 17. Please check the BANDC website for further details and updates. BANDC’s regular meetings are held in September through May at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. Members are encouraged to join the group for $25 per year, but meetings are always open to the public. For more information, contact the club at BANDC@BlueAshNEDems .org, visit www.BlueAshNEDems. org or Facebook.

campus will enable us to more than double our current number of clients served by 2020. And we will be able to provide them with more comprehensive services, including addressing the long-term challenges created by poverty and mental illness. Being at HUC and having their rabbinic students provide pastoral services will truly make this Center unique.” Of the $2.1 million total private donations required to open the Barbash Center by early 2013, $800,000 must still be raised. To meet this goal, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati will partner with JFS to launch a sustainability campaign, co-chaired by Pam Barbash, Bret Caller and Beth Guttman. Jewish Federation Past President Bret Caller explained, “This is what Cincinnati 2020 is all about – bringing together people and organizations in order to achieve community priorities that no one organization could achieve by itself.” The transformative investment by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, which will total $3.2 million over a 10-year period, will be used for initial expenses of developing the Barbash Center and the increased costs of the expanded services. However, the bulk of the Center’s ongoing operating budget will continue to rely on donations given through both the Jewish

Federation of Cincinnati’s Community Campaign and Jewish Family Service’s Friends Campaign. “Jewish values teach us that the measure of a community is how it treats the most vulnerable,” said Dr. Jonathan Cohen, dean of HUC-JIR’s Cincinnati campus. “Not only will the Barbash Family Vital Support Center provide rabbinical counseling, but it will also be a place where parents can bring their children to volunteer out of a spirit of tikkun olam [repairing the world].” “We are proud to be one of very few communities where private donors, the local federation and foundation, the lead social service agency and an international Jewish seminary can work seamlessly to significantly enhance our ability to help those most in need,” said Michael R. Oestreicher, president of The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati strengthens lives and our community by providing professional social services to families and individuals in times of need. Visit The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati develops and connects leaders, contributors, organizations and ideas to build an inclusive Jewish community that helps people in need, supports Israel and assures a vibrant Jewish future. Visit


Discount off Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and applies to new orders only.


The BANDC June picnic is open to the public. Set-up begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., Kilroy and Kilroy will begin speaking at 7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, condiments and drinks are complimentary. Guests are asked to bring a side dish to share. In addition to the June picnic, BANDC will be marching in Montgomery’s July 4th parade and hosting its annual FUNdraiser at

Jewish Federation upgrades pantry

Madeira dancers in ‘Cinderella’ “Cinderella” will be performed by the de la Dance Company, the resident ballet company of the prestigious Aronoff Center, June 22 through June 24. The weekend performances of “Cinderella” at the Aronoff Center include 8 p.m. Friday, June

clid. A daughter of a pipe fitter, she paid her way through college by working at hospitals, as a waitress and as a counselor. A graduate of Cleveland State University, she received her law degree in 1980 from The Ohio State University. Kilroy’s passions are women’s rights, marriage equality and anti-poverty issues. The former congresswoman made her first political appearance 20 years ago when she ran for the Columbus School Board. Kilroy is involved in promoting the Freedom to Marry Ohio ballot referendum.

Info: Call the Legion (513) 825-0900

SOUTH CAROLINA N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

American Legion Bingo 11100 Winton Rd. – Greenhills Thursdays 1pm-4:30pm Doors Open 11am – Food Available Jack Pot Cover all $1000

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids’ pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. . D- 513-528-9800, E- 513-752-1735


Have Timeshare? Want It Gone? Don’t List It-Eliminate it!

Call American Traveler 1-866-563-6912

If your child is interested in playing an exciting sport this fall, please contact one of the clubs below. We welcome all children ages 6-18 years old. Some clubs also offer programs for children 3-5 years old. The deadline for registrations is July 1, 2012. Don’t miss the opportunity!!!

Northwest Cincinnati SAY “Home of the 2012 Ohio State SAY Tournament”


Vicki Schaiper


City of Forest Park

Taffy A. Jackson-Fambro 595-5252

Groesbeck Assn. of Soccer

Jackie Johnson


MHAA Joel Domoe 508-4676 (Monfort Heights Athletic Association) NCH Marty Dunn 257-9776 (North College Hill) Olympian Club

Tracy Sickles


SJAB/Bevis (St John Athletic Boosters)

Mufaddal Frosh 674-0044

TCYO (Taylor Creek Youth Organization)

Genie Koch

WOAC (White Oak Athletic Club)

David Dziech Tim Lawson

574-4007 582-1450 CE-0000514304



Community AHEAD provides health data With the click of a computer mouse button, anyone can access a wealth of data covering health conditions in Hamilton County. Called Community AHEAD, an acronym for Access to Hamilton County Epidemiology and Assessment Data, this powerful, user-friendly database provides an up close and personal look at health conditions affecting the entire county. The AHEAD tool also allows users to zoom in on a specific area within the county and look at health issues affecting individual neighborhoods. “Information is power,” Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram said. “By putting this information directly into the hands of community leaders and the general public, we’re working to develop a good, basic understand-

Keith Rucker runs a free football camp each summer as part of the Reach For the Sky Foundation. PROVIDED

Camp teaches football, life skills By Kelly McBride

Princeton coaches partnered with former Bengal Keith Rucker to provide a summer camp that Rucker hopes will teach more than sports. Reach For the Sky Foundation sponsored the free camp, which was May 26-27 at Viking Stadium. Rucker established the foundation in 2004. “The reason I started it was because I know a lot of the inner city kids were

missing out on going to other camps because they couldn’t afford it.” The youngest of eight children, raised by a single parent on the south side of Chicago, Rucker could relate to those kids. “We don’t turn anybody away, so it doesn’t matter what your socio-economic status is,” Rucker said. “We teach them the basic fundamentals of football,” he said, “and we use the game of football to teach life skills. “For example, adversity.

When you’re competing for a position, it’s like applying for a job as you get older.” Rucker and his staff help the day campers learn how to persevere. “It has intangibles that kids are missing,” he said. “I didn’t have that when I was growing up.” More information about the foundation, can be found at For more about your community, visit

demiological surveillance throughout the county, so understanding the data and how it affects individual communities can lead to positive change.” Community leadership and the public can learn how to operate the AHEAD tool through an instructional video available at The instructional video and the AHEAD program are available from the homepage. For more information on accessing, operating or understanding any of the data available, call Ted Folger at 513-9467873. Hamilton County Public Health works to assure the 460,000 citizens living outside the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood, Sharonville and Springdale are safe from disease, injury and contamination.

ing of the health issues that we in public health deal with every day. Understanding health conditions will ultimately lead to prevention and better health practices countywide.” Categories covered within the AHEAD database are maternal and infant health, communicable disease, mortality and injury. “These categories allow the public to understand the impact of specific diseases and injuries and recognize trends in their communities.” said Ted Folger, Hamilton County Public Health director of epidemiology and assessment. “Because information is power, it’s important to understand how to operate the AHEAD tool and how to best understand the information it provides. It’s basically the same data we use in conducting epi-

Boone County, Conner plan joint high school reunions Community Press On Sept. 15 the Boone County High School and Conner High School classes of 1971 and 1972 will reunite for a funfilled event. The reunion will take place 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Turfway Park in Florence, in the fifth-floor Racing Club.

with early RSVP before July 1. Cost is $30 per person between July 1 and Sept. 1. There will be no door sales. For more information, go to or or call Winnie Jewell Walston 859-586-2998.

Alumni are invited to come at 4 p.m. to socialize and catch the last few races of the day. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by DJ Donna playing 1970s music, doorprizes, split-the-pot and karaoke. There will be a cash only bar, betting window and professional photo op. Cost is $27 per person
















14 15 16 17 VEHICLES FROM


499 79 *












2007 FORD F-250 4X4



*#HT3692a 1996 Chrysler Concorde **#H23284a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu Sale price $3391. $79 down, $79 mo. is 48 months @ 2.7% APR with approved credit. Requires 710 credit score. All offers plus tax, license & fees. Due to pre-print deadlines, example vehicles are subject to prior sale. We will make reasonable efforts to provide similar offers during sale. Expires 6/17/12



949 Burlington Pk. (Rt. 18) Exit 181 Florence, KY 41042

On 15 Minly ut from es Downt own



POLICE REPORTS EVENDALE Arrests/citations Aaron Head, 31, 2171 St. Michael, theft at 2801 Cunningham, May 17. Robert Braden, 54, 10599 Reading Road, misconduct at an emergency at 10599 Reading Road, May 16. David Hunter, 47, 7848 Glen Orchard, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, May 10.


LEGAL NOTICE mechelle shaw 8092 stilwell cincinnati, oh 45237 room# 10 tv fans bags dresser boxes storage tubs artificial plants printer stephen vacuums. cottingham 535 east 13th st cincinnati, oh 45202 room# 133 table tv storage tubs karen bookcase. woods 2232 st james cincinnti, oh 45206 room# 153 storage tubs boxes bags. james scruggs 143 wolper ave cincinnati, room# 45220 oh 189a storage tubs tables chairs suitcase. amy harris 3142 gaff cincinnati, oh 45207 room# 20 storage tubs tv table chairs units treadmill ac mattresses dresser daphne speakers. ralph 3640 reading rd cincinnati, oh 45229 room# 205 tv bikes bags dressers. melissa jessop 3050 gilbert ave apt 9 cincinnati, oh 45206 room# 23 2-tv’s dresser tables mattresses tv stand flat screen tv. calethia turner 1404 cincine mcmillian nati, oh 45206 room# b12 mattress headboard footboard. tamiko greene 515 e 13 st cincinnati, oh 45202 room# b22 tables matcouch tresses dresser plant chairs headboard tv bag boxes. duffle viveca douglas 8377 anthony wayne ave cincinnati, oh 45216 room# b24 mattresscouch stereo es dresser storage tubs. james lucas 8 lennox avondale, oh ln 45229 room# b33 big screen tv tv bookentertainment case center bags boxes storage crates cooler. 2610 ulmer dante park ave cincinnati, oh 45206 room# b5 tv loveseat tables chairs crib mattresses lamp bags. kyle ratney 1948 kentucky ave apt 5 cincinnati, oh 45223 room# b8 mattresses couch dresser chairs headboard boxes tv storage tubs. The above are hereby notified that their goods stored at U-Haul 2320 gilbert ave cincinnati, oh 45206, will be sold at public auction on June 29th, 2012 at or 1708673 after 9AM. LEGAL NOTICE The following legislation was passed at 6, 2012 the June Council Springdale meeting. ORDINANCE NO. 20 -2012 SECREPEALING TION 30.13 OF THE SPRINGDALE CODIFIED ORDINANCES REGARDING COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 21-2012 ACCEPTING A BID AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND OF CLERK COUNCIL/FINANCE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH ADLETA INCORPOTHE FOR RATED 2012 STREET PROGRAM AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY Kathy McNear Clerk of Council /Finance Director 1001709944

Criminal damaging Vehicle scratched at 2801 Cunningham, May 14. Theft Ipad of unknown value removed at 2801 Cunningham, May 15. Stereo equipment valued at $1,789 removed from vehicle at 1 Neumann Way, May 10.

GLENDALE Arrests/citations Sharelle Allen, 39, 2213 Pearl St., Middletown, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension and traffic warrant from Hamilton County Municipal Court, May 24. Jeremia Morales, 29, 11353 Lippelman Road, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, May 26.

SHARONVILLE Arrests/citations Nicholas Stinnett, 23, 601 N. Cooper Ave., possession at Red Roof Inn, May 23. Ronell Scott, 35, 419 Arlington Ave., criminal damaging, assault at 2000 E Sharon, May 22. David Locklear, 60, 3210 Newyear, theft at 12071 Best Place, May 20. Everrett Davis, 33, 4220 E 160th, possession at Red Roof Inn, May 22. Brandon Thompson, 31, 4337 Watterson St., possession at Red Roof Inn, May 22. Jazmin Olvera, 23, 113 Beeson Drive, possession of drugs at I75, May 19.

Victim struck at I75, May 17. Breaking and entering Power cords of unknown value removed at 12111 Reading Road, May 20. Reported at 3327 Creek Road, May 19. Burglary Residence entered and firearms valued at $2,300 removed at 10118 Breezy Lane, May 15. Residence entered and sink and cabinets valued at $5,000 removed at 6033 Kemper Road, May 15. Criminal damaging Glass window damaged at 336 Cambridge, May 15. Tires valued at $350 removed at 12164 Lebanon Road, May 16. Domestic violence Reported at 434 Cambridge, May 13. Identity fraud Reported at 10857 Sharondale Road, May 21. Theft Hearing aids, duffel bags and clothing valued at $7,000 removed at 10968 Main St., May 20. Printer valued at $500 removed at 11735 Mosteller Road, May 17. Money orders valued at $575 removed at 10916 Reading Road, April 30. Reported at 5000 Concord, May 18. Theft, criminal damaging Bars and straps valued at $60 removed at 11791 Enterprise Drive, May 23.





Roderick Blackwell, 19, 8913 Daly

Road, theft, May 19. Kristina Weuebben, 25, 2860 Losantiville Road, drug abuse at I275, May 24. Christopher Lawson, 30, 27 Providence, robbery, May 17.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 12066 Benadir Road, May 20. Criminal damaging Storm door damaged at 780 Ledro, May 22. Window broken at 2617 Kenilworth, May 21. Vehicle scratched at 12074 Benadir Road, May 21. Domestic Reported at Glensprings, May 24. Forgery Reported at 1143 Smiley, May 18. Robbery $300 removed through force at 973 Chesterdale Drive, May 19. Theft Items valued at $1194 removed from vehicle at 12000 Lawnview, May 23. Reported at 1320 Chesterwood, May 22. Tools valued at $1,301 removed at 12075 Northwest Blvd., May 21. Appliances of unknown value removed from room at 320 Glensprings, May 21. Credit card used without consent at 15 Woodcrest Court, May 21. Phone valued at $600 removed at 11755 Commons Circle, May 21. Golf clubs of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 20. Medication of unknown value

removed from purse at 12185 Springfield Pike, May 20. Electronics valued at $1,490 removed from vehicle at 12064 Springfield Pike, May 19.

WYOMING Arrests/citations Stephen Brian Tong, 301 Tallwood Drive, Vernon, CT., 51, failure to comply, open container and operating a vehicle impaired, Paddock at I-75., May 14. Michael Mimms, 21 W. Charlotte Ave., 45, domestic violence, child endangerment, domestic violence recklessly cause serious harm, 21 W. Charlotte Ave., May 14. Rita Bushelman, 21 W. Charlotte Ave., 35, domestic violence, 21 W. Charlotte Ave., May 14. Theodore Gentry, 6133 Tahiti Drive, obstructing official business, driving under suspension, and improper display, Forest Ave. Kevin S. Aaron, 930 Havensport Drive, breaking and entering, theft, possess a drug instrument, theft from several locations, Wentworth, Wyoming, and Springfield Pike, May 15. Rachel A. Raven, 808 Harris Ave., forgery (X2), Springfield Pike, May 16. Ryan Jordan, 1000 Sycamore St., 29, domestic violence, Crescent Park, May 24 Keyna M. Kincaid, 925 Delhi Ave., 21, passing bad checks, Springfield Pike, May 22. Juvenile arrested for drug abuse, Oak Ave., May 24.


Breaking and entering Forced entry into vacant residence through side door and copper pipes taken from basement area, East Charlotte Avenue, May 20. Resident advised forced entry into his locked shed and Echo gas trimmer and red two gallon gas can stolen, Beech Avenue, May 22. Burglary Resident advised that a Mountain bike was taken from his open garage, Oak Avenue, May 22. Property damage Three mail boxes knocked over on Congress Run Road, May 22. Theft Next bike taken from detached open garage, Allen Ave., May 22. Unlocked vehicle entered and bag of old clothes and box of old shoes taken from vehicle, Chestnut Avenue, May 26. Stihl weed-eater taken from open work trailer, West Charlotte Avenue, May 14. Two unlocked vehicles entered and one wallet with $20 and five credit cards taken from center console, other vehicle had two Sony headrest televisions taken from vehicle, May 14. Camera and Ibuprofen taken from office of Church of Ascension, Burns Avenue, May 15. Vehicle trespass Unlocked vehicle entered and rummaged through but nothing taken, Springfield Pike, May 15. Unlocked vehicle ransacked but nothing taken, Mount Pleasant Avenue, May 27


LEGAL NOTICE isbel 3351 jason niagra st cincinnati, oh 45122 room# 087 boxes aquarium vases table bags toys. jennifer smith 9350 roundtop rd apt f cincinnati, oh 45251 room# 102 chairs tables stroller bedframe boxes bookcases rachael bags. tamboer 9338 round top rd cincinnati, oh 45251 room# 119 tv couch storage tubs chairs bags boxes loveseat mattresses ruth habtes jack. 1018 beryl trail centerville, oh 45459 room# 193 bike matheadboard tresses johnny bags. roundtree 44 farragut ohio cincinnati rd 45218 room# 207 tv plant nightstand bags boxes. dorine nzoka 5330 lees crossing dr cincinnti, oh 45239 room# 221 storage fan boxes tubs speakers. celia shipp 6801 betts cincinnati, oh 45239 room# 253 tables boxes bags 2-lawnmowers chair bikes mattress dresser. krystal ellis 1913 sterling cincinnati, oh 277 room# 45239 2-tv’s mattresses boxes toy cars tv stand chairs tables barbags dresser. bara davenport 9170 green place mason, oh 45040 room# 307 mattresses boxes bike storage tubs hutch couch compressor tank chair. michelle townes 3287 nandale dr cincinnati, u-box# 45239 oh storage aa5027b tubs bags boxes portable file storage printer toys. pamela kaufman 2682 lafeuille cir apt 11 cincinnati, oh 45211 u-box# aa8159b mini fridge storage tub suitcase darlene books. 1705 stallworth washington circle cin45215 oh cinnati, aa8602a. room# mattresse headboard bags boxes. The above are hereby notified that their goods stored at U-Haul, located at 9178 Colerain Ave Cincinnati, Oh 45239, will be sold at public auction on June 27th, 2012 at or after 9AM. 8676

Matthews Court: Drees Premier Homes Inc. to Zeno Thomas E. & Linda Bruggeman; $562,088. 33 Frick Court: Wagener Susan & Daniel to Perrino Nicholas D. Tr; $430,000. 9 Rogan Drive: Huth William A.

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And due notice having been given to the owner of said property and all to known parties interest an claim therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, 6/25/12, 11:00 AM, 11378 SpringSpringPike, field dale, OH 45246, 513771-5311. Friedhoff. Jennifer 926 Ohio Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245 Household goods, furniture, boxes Keith Kurland 1132 N. 76 Ave. Holly33024 FL wood, goods, Household furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equipment Hankerson Thomas 510 Commercial Dr. Fairfield, OH 45014 goods, Household furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equipment Danisha Dale 11644 Hanover Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45240 or TV’s Furniture, stereo equipment Thompson Teresa Springwater 1105 Ct., Cinti, OH 45215 Household goods, furniture, boxes. Andriola Brown 27 Unit Providence Dr. 140 Fairfield, OH 45014 Household goods, furniture, boxes, tools, appliances, TV’s or stereo equipment. 1001706911

Tr & Myra Martz Huth Tr to Yee Ignatius & Deborah J.; $385,000.


10656 Turfwood Court: Poe Linda W. to Compton Sarah J.; $155,000.

10918 Aztec Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Curry Julie A@3; $85,000. 3436 Grandview Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Cone Uriah; $15,000. 3858 Beavercreek Circle: Souza Constance Tr to Jack Abigail M.;



12159 Chesterdale Road: Oursler Sarah C. to Abouelseoud Rita & Mohamed; $54,000.


YouR cusToMERs ARE LooKING foR You. They’re searching, asking their social network, signing up for email, and looking at your web site. Make sure they find you by getting your Digital Marketing on target today.

Enquirer Media offers a full suite of Digital Marketing Services.

> Web Site Design & Development > Search Engine Marketing & Optimization > Email Marketing > Social Media Marketing > Mobile Site & Landing Page Development For a complete integrated marketing campaign that drives results, contact Chris Strong • 513.768.8324


PILINGON TITLESB1 50¢ ContactThePress Formoreaboutyourcommunity, visit SeeLAND,PageA2 ByKellyMcBride ByKellyM...