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Princeton facing next set of cuts District discussing supplemental contracts By Kelly McBride

As the Princeton Board of Education continues to cut its budget, supplemental contracts

remain in question. Princeton’s teachers union June 29 voted against a proposed 20 percent reduction in supplemental contracts, a decision that was pivotal to the board’s goal of reducing those contracts by $300,000 as part of its plan to cut the operating budget by $1.3 million. In an online message, the school board updated the com-

munity, including a list of cuts in a proposal labeled Plan A: » $450,000 in administrative salaries; » $300,000 in supplemental contracts by $300,000, and » a reduction in the building and department budgets by at least 10 percent. The board made $450,000 in administrative cuts in March, through retirements and the

elimination of several positions, as well as some restructuring of leadership. “Without the approval by the teachers, the only option available to the board is not to fill some supplemental contracts to reach the $300,000 savings,” according to the statement. “Eliminating supplementals will reduce opportunities for students.” A representative of the

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Someone broke into Evendale cars while in garages

By Kelly McBride Glendale Village Council has passed a resolution in response to a request to donate land to the city of Sharonville for roadway changes. The Princeton Board of Education, in connection with plans to develop its property at Sharon and Chester roads, had asked the village to donate a permanent roadway easement and a temporary construction easement on a parcel of land north of Sharon Road. The resolution explains that council has agreed not to overturn the planning commission recommendation or to donate the easements, but members wanted to let Princeton’s board of education know that they were willing to consider another proposal. The board has plans for a commercial development at that corner, but a previous developer has pulled out, and the project has stalled. The property, next to the future site of the Princeton middle and high schools currently under construction, abuts a planned access road. The land being requested by Princeton would widen the road, creating a turn lane to help the flow of traffic at that corner. While some members of council were concerned about an increase in traffic, they also were

Princeton Association of Classroom Educators, or PACE, said that organization had two choices. “We could accept a 20 percent reduction in supplemental contracts, or maintain the current contract signed a year ago,” Pat Walden, a high school teacher and executive board member of

Gary Heitkamp, right, Kleingers and Associates project manager, explains to Glendale Village Council members the need for a wider roadway at Chester and Sharon roads. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS concerned about the backup that could occur if the additional lane isn’t built. Through discussion during council’s July 2 meeting, a resolution was crafted and supported unanimously. During a special meeting July 3, a formal document was created. “It’s always risky to pass resolutions that are not written and in front of council members as they vote,” Mayor Ralph Hoop said. “(Village Council) would welcome a modified proposal from the District that would address concerns raised by Glendale residents who live close to the School District project,” the resolution stated, referring to resi-

dent input and a petition signed by 220 residents in opposition of the plan. The resolution further states: “Be it resolved, it is the sense of the Council of the Village of Glendale, State of Ohio, that: “Section I: Village Council would welcome the opportunity to consider a revised proposal from the School District that addresses Glendale’s concerns. “Section II: Such a revised proposal should include the creation of a landscaped zone no less than forty feet deep North of the northern limit of the right of way on the North side of Sharon Road, beginning at the West side of Chester Road and continuing West for the entire length of the

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proposed new turning lanes on Sharon Road, interrupted only by the proposed new entrance to the Princeton Schools. “Section III: Village Council does not wish to specify the nature of the landscaping, but believes that it should serve to improve the appearance of the North side of Sharon Road and help shield Glendale residents from viewing any buildings that might be constructed North of the landscaped zone. “Section IV: Such a revised proposal should be developed in consultation with representatives of Glendale and other Glendale residents whose homes are close to and likely to be affected by the School District Project."

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Several recent car and garage break-ins throughout Evendale are believed to be connected. Evendale Police Chief Niel Korte said that one garage and three cars were broken into during the last month and a half. The garage was open at the time when the suspect or suspects entered the garage and broke into the cars inside. Breaking into cars while inside a garage makes the offense as a burglary, Korte added. The last offense was midJune, Korte said, and the department has leads on who the suspect is, and believes he or she is connected to all or most of the incidents based on the time frame of the crimes. While no charges have been filed yet, he said they are still possible. Korte encouraged residents to keep their cars locked despite where they are parked, and also to report any suspicious activity to the police department. For more about your community, visit

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Firefighter, public works inspector hired By Kelly McBride

SPRINGDALE — The city has welcomed two new employees to departments that serve the public wellbeing.

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Springdale Public Works Director Jeff Agricola, right, congratulates Chris Miller, who was recently hired as public works inspector. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Public Works Director Jeff Agricola introduced Miller to members of city council. “He’s already proven to be an asset,” Agricola said of Miller, who started work April 30. Miller was one of 12 candidates interviewed from a pool of 63 applicants.

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State Rep. Connie Pillich will be holding open office hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, at the Blue Bird Bakery, 29 Village Square in Glendale, and 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, at Evendale Starbucks, 2520 Cunningham Drive. Pillich has open office hours twice a month at different locations throughout her district, where residents can come to discuss issues and ideas with her. All are welcome.

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PACE, said. “There was a clear majority for maintaining the contract.” Supplemental contracts cover work outside the typical school day. Some examples include club advisers and coaches. Walden said the current PACE contract included an agreement to establish a supplemental contract committee, comprised of teachers and administrators. “We support that committee’s work, and want that committee to continue,” she said of the work that had begun in 2011. The committee has not produced a recommendation on supplemental contracts. “We are not inclined to support a 20 percent reduction,” Walden said, “but we are willing to keep the lines of communication open.” Superintendent Gary Pack said the committee will continue its work. “We have an active supplemental committee that is working on supplementals in the district,” Pack said, “and that will continue next year to attempt to align our limited resources to best serve students.”

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Wyoming studies 21st Century Learning By Kelly McBride

John Duke, Theresa Evans and Amy Duke standing in a small sampling of the Duke's breathtaking garden. EVELYN PERKINS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A garden party, and everyone was there When you attend Amy and John Duke’s annual garden party, you feel as if nature is hugging you, just like that pure feeling when a baby hugs you. With the dolls, statuary and trains, it is rather like the Smithsonian and Krohn’s Conservatory rolled into one. It’s like oh heck, it’s wonderful. You can find this takeyour-breath-away vision at their Hartwell home, and you don’t have to be a gardener to be impressed. I introduced you to Amy a while back as the gifted organist at First Presbyterian Church of Glendale where she and John attend. She wants you to know that Maggie Murphy, the talented young cellist who performed with Amy at the church, is now in the Youth Symphony. John began gardening in 1996 when he joined the Greater Cincinnati Daylily-Hosta Society. He and Amy hosted their first garden party in 1997. The next year John took master garden courses, and the latest milestone is that he happily sold his lawn mower last year, so there is naught but flora everywhere. Words fail to express the beauty of the Duke garden; it’s something you have to experience firsthand. This is better than visiting flower shows, because John and Amy are out on the sidewalk to greet everyone warmly and happy to answer any questions you may have. A scarecrow shoos away any miscreant that might spoil the beauty and a ceramic cow dressed as a farmer, waters real

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They also noticed a creative use of space; flexible scheduling; and the incorporation of green concepts. All were characteristics they want to see at Wyoming, to enhance the learning environment for the students. During the board meeting, architect Mike Ruetschle presented an update on the middle school concept. He said he building will have: » access, both visual and physical, to a variety of spaces within the building; » openness; » creative space; » transparency, for students to see from shared and small group spaces to the outside, and » flexibility, with movable classroom walls. The updated building will incorporate 80,105 square feet of renovated space, and 48,628 square feet of new space.

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extracted to treat malaria. He also volunteers at Gabriel’s Garden in Avondale where Leslie Stevenson is in charge. There he educates people about composting. Music is Amy’s métier, so she was nervous about speaking to the Kentucky Garden Club about annuals. John designed a powerpoint presentation of a virtual garden tour. She soon found her sea legs and loved the experience. Some visitors wanted to tear up their gardens and start all over again after touring the beautiful Duke landscaping. Carolyn Sherman from Bond Hill commented on the shady setting for the delicious refreshments. The creamfilled bread pudding with fresh raspberries and blueberries was divine. Lovely teen Theresa Evans lives four doors down from the Dukes, and she was a tremendous help, keeping the food and drinks coming. Gardening can be the quintessence of serenity and simultaneously exude an energetic vibrancy that makes your heart jump, especially when you consider the energy it takes to create and maintain it.

A group of Wyoming school administrators, teachers and community members, who gathered as a task force to examine the district’s direction as a 21st Century educator, presented its findings to the board of education as the panel also heard an update on plans for the new middle school. “Schools throughout the nation are going through changes because of global networking,” Superintendent Sue Lang said of 21st Century Learning. “We have a nice blend of people in this community,” she said of the task force. The group visited other schools for ideas Wyoming could use in its middle school renovation and expansion. Members of the panel cited characteristics such as an abundance of natural light, flexible classroom space and outlets for creative expression at several schools. Various members had

visited the following schools: Taft, Hughes, Clark Montessori, Reynoldsburg, Gahanna, Columbus Metro, Hartwell and Mariemont. They will incorporate ideas from those buildings as they renovate and add onto Wyoming Middle School, keeping STEAM initiatives in mind. STEAM, for science, technology, engineering, arts and math, is part of 21st Çentury Learning, which is being incorporated into the district. The task force explained the concepts for the new building: » to learn collaboration; » to learn critical and creative thinking; » to learn oral communication; » to learn written communication, and » to learn technology. Task force members said that during the site visits, they observed an access to technology, support from the community; and partnerships with businesses and universities.

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hirty-one Evendale Elementary fifth-grade students, staff and parents visited Washington, D.C., in May. This has been a school tradition for the past 25-plus years. The students each research a memorial or attraction that would be visiting during their four day trip. Each student had the opportunity to be the tour guide on the motor coach by presenting important facts to the rest of the group. The excitement and learning experience is one that will last a lifetime.

Evendale Elementary students visit the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

Evendale Elementary students, staff and parents on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

Evendale Elementary School fifth-graders at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot visited the students at Evendale Elementary in preparation for their annual trip to Washington, D.C. The congressman showed the students a slide presentation, explained what his job as a U.S. congressman involves, and answered questions that the students had. THANKS TO MARJORIE MILLENNOR

CHCA Class of 2012 gives more than 23,500 hours to community On June 3, the 104 members of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s Class of 2012 received their diplomas. In addition to the many hours spent in classrooms, the Class of 2012 also contributed more than 23,500 service hours to the community and took an average of three mission trips each. CHCA requires that each high school student complete 120 hours of community service and two mission trips to graduate, but as evidenced by this year’s graduates, many serve far more. Some of those who gave above and beyond include: » Lauren Zabbatino of Montgomery (more than 1,000 hours served); » Amanda Barry of Lawrenceburg, Cara Nwankwo of Mason and Meredith Stutz of Symmes Township (more than 600 hours each); » Adam McCollum of West Chester Township and Ben Stevens of West Chester Township (more than 500 hours each); » Tanner Kuremsky of Symmes Township, Mallory Massa of Sycamore Township, Elizabeth Ottenjohn of Montgomery

These Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy graduates performed more than 500 hours of community service. From left: Amanda Barry of Lawrenceburg, Cara Nwankwo of Mason, Adam McCollum of West Chester Township, Ben Stevens of West Chester Township, Lauren Zabbatino of Montgomery and Meredith Stutz of Symmes Township. THANKS TO LIZ BRONSON

and Amanda Pritchard of Loveland (more than 400 hours each); » Katie Anderson of Liberty Township, Laura Atkins of Sycamore Township, Kate Bohanan of Symmes Township, Alexis Caruso of Maineville, Cyle Cucinotta of Symmes Township, Michelle Feeney of Loveland, Emily Greinwald of Loveland, Joe Heath of Maineville, Alexa Huffer of Loveland, Sarah Kelley of Green Township, Logan Lally of Lebanon, Elizabeth Lyle of Loveland, Michaela Owen of Loveland, Ellen Packer of Loveland, Bridget Simpson of Loveland,

Zach Thomas of Mason and Tyler Vonderhaar of Symmes Township (more than 300 hours each); » Mackenzie Bergh of Mason, Matt Blankenship of Sycamore Township, Adrian Jeong of West Chester Township, Chris Joplin of West Chester Township, Will Meyer of West Chester Township, Grace Paschall of Pierce Township, Austin Skoglund of Symmes Township, Hannah Staub of Loveland, Ben Tedrick of Loveland, Josh Thiel of Liberty Township and Brit Waddle of Sharonville (more than 200 hours each).

Sts. Peter and Paul Academy fifth-grade students participated in the DARE program this year presented by the Reading Police Department. THANKS TO SHEILA COX

Taking the DARE Sts. Peter and Paul Academy fifth-grade students participated in the DARE program this year presented by the Reading Police Department. Today the students graduated from the program with a wealth of knowledge regarding the dangers of drugs, alco-

hol, tobacco and bullying. Students were required to write an essay explaining what they learned from the program. The essays were judged on their content and composition. Allie Scholz won first place for her essay with Raegan Harper coming in second and Henry Burke winning third place.



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Larkin: Coach’s 1st at Cooperstown

Former Moeller coach proud of pupil By Scott Springer

KENWOOD — In September 2011, one of the Cincinnati Reds’ official scorers made reservations for this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame inductions in Cooperstown, N.Y. It proved to be a wise move as that weekend typically books up well in advance. You would expect as much from a veteran like Mike Cameron, who before writing “6-4-3” in Reds scorebooks was watching double plays as Moeller High School’s head coach for 39 years (1969-2007). One of his Crusaders was Barry Larkin, who will be inducted in July along with former Cubs great Ron Santo. Leave it to a manager to take advantage of a good scouting tip. “I talked to George Grande, who for 30 years was the MC of the Hall of Fame,” Cameron said.

“I saw him at a Reds game and I said, ‘What do you think?’ He said, ‘I think he’s in. Go ahead and make your reservations.’” Soon, Cameron will head for the mountains of New York state along with a couple of his former assistants to watch a guy they met 35 years ago become baseball royalty. He first encountered Barry Larkin in the late 1970s when his older brother Mike was a Moeller football player. “I was never thinking that I’d coach a Hall of Fame player, especially back in the ‘80s,” Cameron said. “You could tell right away that Barry was a very talented athlete. He played all three sports up until his senior year.” At Moeller, Larkin started for three years, a rarity for Crusader baseball. He also was a ferocious hitter at defensive back on the gridiron, by all accounts. “He definitely could’ve played college football,” Cameron said. “I had the good fortune of coaching Barry for three years on the football team also. I was second-

Moeller baseball coach Mike Cameron stands in the Crosley Field-Blue Ash dugout in 2005. He coached 2012 Hall of Fame inductee Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey Jr., who should be a first-ballot selection in 2016. FILE PHOTO

ary coach, so I coached him six different times.” Having visited Cooperstown before, Cameron is looking forward to this next trip and then another in 2016 when Ken Griffey Jr. is a likely first-ballot inductee. “It’s going to be very special

this time to see an induction of someone you know, much less someone you coached,” Cameron said. “It’s hard to believe.” For the record, he has not made the 2016 reservations just yet, but he’s amazed to be a part of what would seemingly be a small

circle of high school coaches who have coached multiple Hall of Famers. “I’m going to wait a little bit on that,” Cameron said laughing. “I’m just really proud of both of them, the way they conducted their careers.” A veteran of four state titles (’72, ‘89, ‘93, ‘04), 10 district titles and five regional crowns, Cameron still stays busy on non-Reds days as an assistant at Moeller. He has worked with both the freshman and junior varsity teams in recent years and was pleased to see former assistant Tim Held lead the Crusaders to their sixth state title last month in Columbus. “It’s always exciting because there’s new coaches that are doing it for the first time,” Cameron said. “It’s very, very rewarding to see the program keep evolving under Tim.” Larkin will give his induction speech July 22 in Cooperstown where his former coach will likely score it a hit.

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Prajit Goli instructs campers at Wyoming High School June 21. Goli will be a sophomore centerfielder for the Cowboys.

W Rowan Brown hustles in for the kindergarten crew at Wyoming baseball camp June 21.

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yoming baseball coach Chris Fiehrer held his annual baseball camp the week of June 19-21 at Wyoming High School. Several of the Cowboy players were on hand as well as former Cowboy and Miami Redhawk Jon Edgington. The youngsters took part in some traditional drills as well as many non-traditional fun contests during the warm summer hours. Photos by Scott Springer/The Community Press

Wyoming coach Chris Fiehrer, center, addresses his baseball campers on June 21 at Wyoming High School.

The deadline for local softball teams to register for the annual Cincinnati Metro Championship Tournament is set for 11 p.m., Monday, July 16. To participate in the Cincinnati Metro Championship Tournament, teams must fill out an application and be sanctioned by both the American Softball Association and World Softball League. The entry fee is $295 per team. Applications can be found online at or the Rumpke Park offices. The Metro Tournament features all levels of play for men’s and women’s softball, from ultra-competitive to recreational co-ed teams. The majority of the two-week tournament will be at Rumpke Park, with some games played MidAmerica Ballyard and Westside Sports Park. Now in its 60th year, the tournament kicks off with a bracket drawing and a homerun derby on Tuesday, July 24, at Rumpke Park. Games officially begin on Thursday, July 26, starting with the Metro All-Star Games July 26 and 27, which features last year’s championship winners. New this year, the Metro will feature an Elite Division for select teams by invitation only. This exclusive tournament takes place the first weekend, July 27-29.

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Jimmy Nugent, a student at St. Ann’s, work at the “dizzy bat” race at Wyoming baseball camp June 21.

Incoming freshman Owen Wolski participates in the infamous “dizzy bat race” at Wyoming baseball camp June 21.

The sixth-annual Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Golf Outing returns to the Crooked Tree Golf Center at 5171 Sentinel Oak Drive on Saturday, July 27. The four member scramble format begins with a “shot-gun” start at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served starting at noon. The Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Golf Outing is the major fund-raising event for the Kevin C. Barnhill Memorial Scholarship and Community Outreach Fund. Barnhill, a former Mason resident and front-office employee of the Cincinnati Reds, was killed in August 2006. The Memorial Fund serves to give back to the communities in which he lived and worked by creating and participating in quality of life initiatives and community outreach including the Barnhill Championship Field. Player registration slots and sponsorships are available. For information on the golf outing, call Bill Barnhill, tournament director, at 703-0810.





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Are elections about coming together or drifting apart? When I moved to this country as a resident, and afterwards, when I became a U.S. citizen, I am always struck by the elections and our beliefs about democracy. They are so different from anywhere else in the world. I am talking specifically about the exclusively American saying of “never discuss religion or politics in polite company.” Let’s leave religion out of this for now. Too many wars have been fought about man’s interpretation of the unimaginable. But what about politics? If there is some discomfort about discussing my political beliefs with my neighbor, then there is an assumption that something’s wrong with these beliefs – yours or mine. We must lose this silly notion that we cannot discuss our political beliefs with each other. If you don’t agree with me, then be secure enough to discuss your ideas. What are we afraid

of? That we may actually change our views? Are we afraid of listening to someone and being convinced they are right? Why can’t we, as citizens, have civil discourse? Isn’t freedom of speech one of our greatest values? So why the stigma? After many years of thought, I have reached a few conclusions: A, Too many people do not know enough to support their own beliefs. They have a wafer thin veneer of middle school civics knowledge, that has festered unchallenged and unchanged since seventhgrade, and they feel threatened if anyone challenges them to find out why they believe the things they do. B, Some people feel threatened rather than invigorated by having a neighbor that shares different beliefs. This lack of diversity in thought so cherished by many democratic societies is not encouraged in

many communities in America. If you don’t believe me, go to Alabama and say you believe in socialist democracy (as in Bruce Healey Sweden), or go COMMUNITY to a MassachuPRESS GUEST COLUMNIST setts and expound the virtues of right-wing conservative values. C, We believe, wrongly, that we have the best and most advanced political system in the world. Depending on the aspect you are discussing, we don’t, though it is pretty good. There are other countries that do some things better than we do in this arena. Electronic voting and curbs on lobbying come to mind, as well as electoral processes that promote “one person, one vote,: rather than an electoral college dating from the days of the Pony Ex-

CH@TROOM July 4 question Will you be attending, participating in or volunteering at the World Choir Games. Why or why not?

press. Now we are approaching an election. I challenge you to read up on the election from many sources. Form an opinion. And for heaven’s sake, discuss it with those around you. You may learn something. You may convince someone else – or maybe even yourself - that you are right. This nation was born because people discussed their ideas. If the Fathers of the American Revolution had declined to discuss politics with their friends and neighbors, we would have celebrated the Queen’s jubilee as British subjects a few weeks ago. Freedom of speech is nothing if we chose not to exercise it in our personal lives to nourish the evolving democracy we love so much. Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.

“With the heat index at 100 degrees I suspect I will avoid the choir games. Thousands of foreign visitors can bring in a few unique diseases. Downtown can be great with many visitors in town. But it also brings out the full caldron of beggars and the pseudo homeless. The old free parking after 6 p.m. has gone away thanks to City Clown-Sale rate changes, cabs and Red Valet tags on the meters. Outside of the Banks, I doubt I will see any of downtown or the choir games. Go figure!” T.D.T.

NEXT QUESTION What is/are your favorite Olympic sports to watch? Why? Is the “Olympic ideal” still relevant? Why or why not? Every week the 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.

Clean water essential to good community health Have you ever thought about how many times you interact with water on a daily basis? Go ahead, count the number of times. I bet the number you came up with is higher than you expected. That‘s true for most people. Water is such an intricate part of our daily lives and we don’t realize how valuable and important it is to our health and our community. For me, water is life. I drink it, cook with it, bathe in it, use it to wash my clothes and my dishes, I wash my hands with it, not to mention outside uses like

washing my car and watering my lawn. At Greater Cincinnati Water Works, our mission is to provide customers Biju George COMMUNITY PRESS within our regional comGUEST COLUMNIST munities a plentiful supply of the highest quality water and excellent services. Our engineers, water quality experts and water distribution and supply specialists constant-

ly assess the needs of our customers, identifying areas of demand, monitoring and upgrading our infrastructure and developing a plan to keep high quality water flowing. In 2013, our state-of-the-art ultraviolet disinfection treatment facility will be brought online to protect against potential micro-organisms like cryptosporidium. When the facility is operational, GCWW will be the largest water utility in North America to use UV following sand filtration and granular activated carbon. All the while members of our

information technology, business and billing teams research and implement the latest technologies to help keep us on the cutting edge of customer service. Because we think water’s worth it. We hope you do too. Without water, our firefighters can’t fight fires. Many of our local businesses can’t manufacture their products, our hospitals can’t treat patients and our schools can’t teach tomorrow’s leaders. On behalf of every GCWW employee, I am proud to report that our water met or exceeded

all state and federal health standards in 2011, as it always has. So the next time you turn on the tap, take comfort in knowing that more than 600 people at Greater Cincinnati Water Works take care each and every day to bring you life’s necessity - water. To view our 2011 Water Quality Report, which highlights our extensive water quality monitoring and state-of-the-art treatment processes, visit Biju George is interim director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works.

Change health care law at ballot Energy spurs jobs The Supreme Court’s landmark decision upholding President Obama’s health care law was a devastating disappointment to many, and will further smother job creation in this country. The court effectively pulled the veil off the administration’s health care myth, by revealing that the individual mandate is, in fact, a crippling new tax. And this is despite President Obama’s many protestations to the contrary. Moreover, it is the largest tax increase in U.S. history. All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We can all agree with that. It is the path to achieving that worthy goal that is the issue. Some things in Barack Obama’s health care plan are worth keeping. Allowing young adults up to the age of 26 to remain on their parents’ plan, and reforming rules on pre-existing conditions are examples. But other common-sense proposals were left out altogether and should be seriously considered. For example, allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines would increase competition and drive down health care costs. Implementing medical malpractice reform to

reduce frivolous lawsuits would scale back the costs of “defensive medicine.” And allowing Americans to fully deduct their Steve Chabot COMMUNITY PRESS health care costs are but a GUEST COLUMNIST few items which should have been included in the health care legislation. Perhaps the most unfortunate part of allowing Obamacare to move forward is that many working Americans risk losing their employer-based health insurance, as costs to employers will skyrocket. Small businesses approaching 50 employees will have no incentive to hire, as they would be hit with expensive new requirements as soon as the 51st person comes on board. And even if businesses are prepared to hire, the cost of the health care law reduces their ability to afford new employees. Still other businesses may find it is less costly to just terminate health care coverage altogether and pay the penalty, forcing employees to enroll in government-run health care exchanges. Consider, for example, Clip-



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pard Instrument Laboratory Inc., a family-run business with over 200 employees, in Colerain Township which provides its employees health insurance through a self-funded, high deductible insurance plan coupled with health savings accounts. Clippard’s employees like their coverage, and would prefer to keep it. After the court’s decision, Obamacare will dismantle health savings accounts and force significant, expensive changes to Clippard’s plan. This is likely to adversely affect Clippard’s employees. And that’s a shame. Now that the court has spoken, the only way to stop Obamacare is at the ballot box this November. Unless Republicans win the Senate and the presidency, and hold the House this fall, we are likely stuck with this very flawed legislation. Steve Chabot represents the 1st District. He can be reached at 441 Vine St., Room 3003, Cincinnati, OH., 45202, phone 513-684-2723; or by email at contact-me/. Robert Clippard is vice president of Clippard Instrument Laboratories Inc.

It has become an annual ritual. Each summer, gas prices spike – further burdening American families and causing outrage across the United States. President Obama says there is no “magic wand” that will bring oil prices down – and that we need to discuss long-term energy strategies. Instead, we usually resort to a short-term gimmick, like opening the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Today, the national average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is around $3.40. Some 13 million Americans are out of work. Establishing a long-term energy plan can help change all of those numbers for the better. The fact is that our nation has far more untapped oil than what is in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. There is great potential to develop our own domestic energy sources on federal lands, but we keep getting in our own way. The federal government is making it more difficult to tap the sources of energy. Once those sources are available, the government throws up road blocks to bringing that energy to consumers. The House of Representatives considered the Domestic

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Energy and Jobs Act that seeks to harness our domestic energy resources. It also would help put Jean Schmidt Americans COMMUNITY PRESS back to work, GUEST COLUMNIST lower gas prices over the long term, and reduce our dependence on foreign sources of oil. More specifically, this bill seeks to stop the Obama administration from hindering domestic oil and natural gas production on federal lands – while cutting bureaucratic red tape and streamlining the federal permitting process. It also would require the federal government to set longer-term production goals – using an “all of the above” approach to meeting our nation’s energy needs. It would make the Environmental Protection Agency consider the effects of its rules and regulations on domestic energy consumers. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. Her local office number is 513-791-0381.

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artists, kids’ original pieces By Kelly McBride

GLENDALE — Local artists donated original works for a fundraiser that helps children with an array of disabilities. Building Blocks for Kids is an organization that fills in the gaps for children whose needs are not being met because of inadequate insurance, government funding or family resources. Building Blocks finds alternative resources or provides financial resources. The June 8 event, at the Glendale Lyceum, was one way the group is raising funds. “Most of the kids come to us thru social workers and therapists,” executive director Dynette Clark said. “Some can’t affort to continue therapy, and they’re in dire straits. “If they’re making progress and then they can’t afford to continue, the will regress.” Building Blocks for Kids provides funds for therapy; hearing and communications devices and programs; medical equipment and supplies; mobility, related to transporting a child with special needs, and minor home modifications. “We’re not raising money for research or awareness,” Clark said. “We leave that to the different organizations. “We are trying to help the families with needs today that they can’t meet.”

To qualify for services, children must be under age 18, and have a need that’s not being met in any other way. Clark said the connection to area can simply be that Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is their primary hospital. “We’re like a last resort,” Clark said. “We will help with what’s left.” Children served by Building Blocks for Kids visited Visionaries and Voices, located inside Frame USA in Springdale. “The children who are helped by Building Blocks for Kids have suffered from so many different issues, it was a tremendous experience for them to spend a day in an art studio with artists guiding them,” said Brandi Schuermann, who is coordinating the fund raiser. Her husband, Mark Schuermann, is president of the board of directors for Building Blocks for Kids. “What an experience they had,” she said. Frame USA, owned by Glendale resident Dan Regenold, donated frames and framing services for the kids’ artwork, as well as pieces donated by several artists from Glendale and Evendale: Jack Howard, Louise Allen, Patricia Clipson, Rebecca Barker, Lydia Rittinger, Merlene Schain, Elizabeth Midkiff, Jan Jordan and Lizi Singer. For more about your community, visit Glendale.

Volunteers helped children create paintings during a recent visit to Visionaries and Voices, inside Frame USA in Springdale. PROVIDED

The June 8 gala featured original works of art by children served by Building Blocks for Kids. PROVIDED

Special stars dance perfect scores By Kelly McBride

They were all stars as they took the dance floor in a competition that brought only the highest score. A-Marika Dance Company’s “Dancing With Our Stars” gala brought 34 of the 40 dancers who take Mary Ramirez-Cook’s class to the Wyoming Civic Center June 9. They are special dancers, and they all felt special as the judges held up their score paddles. Each judge had only one paddle. It was a 10. “Your turns are great,” judge Jim Hurd told one dancer. “You did a real fine job,” judge Chuck Black declared. “You look like you’re having a great time,” Kathy Bamonte said to a performer. One by one, they held up their paddles. 10, 10 and 10. The dancers were all smiles,

the women dressed in black and gold dresses and the men wearing all black attire. They’re part of Cook’s dance class, held every Wednesday night at the Sharonville studio. It’s a special group of dancers, as most have Down Syndrome. Cook has been a dancer as long as she can remember, starting at age 3. She grew up performing tap, ballet and jazz, and when she graduated college and started a family, she trained in ballroom dancing, teaching at a Fred Astaire studio. She wanted to get back to the other dance forms, so Cook opened her own studio. “I opened A-Marika,” she said of the studio, “and found out I was expecting my fifth child. Matthew Cook was born in 2001. “I found out the day after he was born that he had Down Syndrome,” Cook said of the boy who loves to dance and “practically

Instructor Mary Ramirez-Cook, left, and her dancers, take a bow at “Dancing With Our Stars.” KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS lives at the studio.” So, she decided to offer a class, free of charge, for folks with Down Syndrome. “I wanted to find out what to expect from him as he gets older.” She started it with just a few dancers, five years ago. Now, the class is overflowing, with 40 participants and a waiting list.

As a nonprofit organization, funds are raised to help offset the costs of offering the free class. One of those fundraisers took place June 9, in Wyoming. “Four years ago, a student asked if I thought she would be good enough to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” Cook said of the TV show that pairs professional dancers with celebrities in a com-

petition judged by a panel of three experts. The event’s admission fee helps fund the program, which provides T-shirts and costumes for the performance. “It’s a little spotlight recital and showcase, where they can feel like stars,” Cook said of the gala. “I give them each a trophy,” she said, “after they receive their 10. “That’s the only number I put on the paddle.” The dances included merengue, fox trot, tango, waltz, swing and cha-cha. Cook said it was her volunteers who made the event possible. During each class, every student has a partner, and she looks to volunteers for that. “I could not do this with this many students without them,” she said. “They are key.” For more about your community, visit



859-291-6197; Wyoming.

Art Exhibits

Exercise Classes

Endangered Cincinnati: Looking Forward, Looking Back Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Exhibit highlights historic buildings and communities throughout Cincinnati that are at risk from neglect to institutional expansion. $2, $1 children. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 563-9484; Sharonville.

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.

Civic Fill the Truck, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., KDM P.O.P. Solutions, 10450 N. Medallion Drive, Mission to fill semi-truck with essential school supplies to help prepare children for coming school year. Benefits Princeton City Schools. Free. Through July 31. 769-3500; Evendale.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Walgreens Evendale, 3105 Glendale Milford Road, Fifteen-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Evendale.

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

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Kenwood. Antioxidant-Rich Dinner and Discussion, 6-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Dinner and discussion of role antioxidants have in cancer treatment and prevention. Includes samples for healthy skin. $20-$25. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

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.

St. Rita School for the Deaf Festival is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, July 13; 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at 1720 Glendale-Milford Road. Enjoy rides, raffles, games for all ages, food and more. Spaghetti, turtle soup and fish dinners will be available. Alcohol will be for sale with ID and wristband. Parking is free, and shuttles will be available as well as special ride passes will be available for children. Call 772-7005, or visit TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

KDM P.O.P. Solutions, Free. 769-3500; Evendale.

Dance Classes 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

Sheng Wang, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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.



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.

St. Rita School for the Deaf Festival, 7-11 p.m., St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Rides, raffles, games for all ages, food and more. Spaghetti, turtle soup and fish dinners available. Alcohol with ID and wristband. Free parking, shuttles and special ride pass for children. 772-7005; Evendale. Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m.midnight, Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road, Music by Hot Stuff 6 p.m., Bluestone Ivory 7:30 p.m. and the Rusty Griswolds 9:30 p.m., food, rides and games. “Ride for Five” program available, buy bracelet each day for $5 and receive unlimited rides. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. Through July 14. 792-7270; Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Comedy

Sports AAU Boys Basketball 10U Nationals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Princeton High School, 11080 Chester Road, Presented by Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation. 552-8200. Sharonville.

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, JULY 13 Art Exhibits Endangered Cincinnati: Looking Forward, Looking Back Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 children. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Civic Fill the Truck, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.,

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

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

Recreation Spin and Margaritas Night, 6:30-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Intense spin class followed by Skinny Girl Margaritas and snacking on chips and salsa. Ages 21 and up. $25. 985-6742. Montgomery.

Sports AAU Boys Basketball 10U Nationals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Princeton High School, 5528200. Sharonville.

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Art Exhibits Endangered Cincinnati: Looking Forward, Looking Back Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 children. 563-9484; Sharonville.

Civic Computer and TV Recycling, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., CSI/Republic Transfer Station, 10751 Evendale Drive, Bring old computers, TVs, keyboards, speakers, cables, etc. Free to all Hamilton County residents. Free. Proof of residency required. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Oct. 13. 946-7766; Evendale.

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

Karaoke and Open Mic

Exercise Classes

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

Big John’s Zumba Hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road, Ballroom. $5. 907-3512. Sharonville. Intro to Pilates Reformer Workshop, Noon-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn skills necessary to begin taking Pilates Reformer Classes. $80$100. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Lectures Outreach Event for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, 7-8 p.m., Trio Bistro, 7565 Kenwood Road, Native Ohioan Steve Sosebee and his Palestinian wife Huda began an organization in 1998 working to bring quality healthcare to children of Palestinian children living both in territories and refugee camps. Learn how you can help. Ages 18 and up. Free. 258-3636; Kenwood.

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

Music - Concerts

Festivals St. Rita School for the Deaf Festival, 4-11 p.m., St. Rita School for the Deaf, 772-7005; Evendale. Bastille Day Celebration, Noon-11 p.m., City of Montgomery, Montgomery Road, French-American celebration. Food, drinks and entertainment for the whole family. Free. 891-2424; www.montgomeryo-

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.


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. Montgomery. Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m.midnight, Bechtold Park, Music by Acoustic Edge 6 p.m., DV8 7:30 p.m. and the Guess Who 9:30 p.m. Free. 792-7270; Festival_In_Sycamore.cfm. Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness Get Fit for Life, 2-3:30 p.m., Whole Care Chiropractic, 4434 Carver Woods Drive, Information session on safe, rapid weight loss, doctor supervised and supported, non-drug, lifestyle education for permanent results. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 489-9515; Blue Ash.

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

Music - Concerts Summer Concert Series, 6-9 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, CLA’VE SON. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic food and drink. Free. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333; Glendale.

Nature Artifact Trivia, 1-3 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Centre. Wild ’n’ Wooly edition. Turn your answer sheet into the naturalist to earn a prize. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville. Fairies in the Garden, 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, See how fairies, gnomes and other small creatures live in the garden, and find out how to create your own. $5, $4 children. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275; Woodlawn.

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

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.

Seminars 2nd Saturday Divorce Work-

shop for Women, 8:30-11 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Workshop provides information and resources for women at all stages of divorce … before, during and after. Presented by attorneys, financial professionals and family therapists. Presenters include: Karen Levy, Beth Silverman, Sherri Slovin, Mary Ellen Malas, Kyra Raimey, Erinn McKee Hannigan, Marie Hill, Susan Steinberg and Fran Hendrick. Free. Presented by 2nd Saturday Cincinnati. 833-1518. Blue Ash.

SUNDAY, JULY 15 Art Exhibits Endangered Cincinnati: Looking Forward, Looking Back Exhibit, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2, $1 children. 563-9484; Sharonville.

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. Through Dec. 16. 733-9926. Reading.

Festivals St. Rita School for the Deaf Festival, 4-10 p.m., St. Rita School for the Deaf, 772-7005; Evendale.

Nature Fairies in the Garden, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, $5, $4 children. 521-7275; Woodlawn.

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

MONDAY, JULY 16 Civic Fill the Truck, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., KDM P.O.P. Solutions, Free. 769-3500; Evendale.

Community Dance Cincinnati Contradancers, 8-10 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave., Live band. No partner needed. Wear soft-soled shoes. $4, $1 under 21, first time free. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Explore fossils, go on nature walks and engage in creative activities and crafts. Bring bag lunch. Ages 2-13. Free. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Summer Camp Academic Spanish Camp for Children, 9 a.m.-noon, Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Taught by Paul Breidenbach. Ages 4-12 learn Spanish vocabulary, grammar and simple conversation. Monday-Friday. $100. Registration required. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333; Glendale.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp at the J, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Continues weekdays through July 20. Sports, art room, game room, swim lessons, indoor waterpark, outdoor pool, day trips, nature, crafts and music. Kindergarten-eighth grade. Varies. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Camp Blue Fish, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through July 20. Group sports and games, arts, crafts and water-based activities. Dress for weather. Ages 6-11. $100 per session. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

TUESDAY, JULY 17 Civic Fill the Truck, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., KDM P.O.P. Solutions, Free. 769-3500; Evendale.

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.

Farmers Market Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Village Green, corner of Wyoming and Oak avenues, 761-6263; Wyoming.

Music - Concerts Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by Sound Body Jazz Orchestra. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free. 745-6259; Blue Ash.



Jam, poached peaches good summer recipes I’ve always said I’ll take hot weather over cold, but this week may make me change my mind. It’s 103 degrees outside. I’m making sun-cooked strawberry preserves Rita and strawHeikenfeld berry rollRITA’S KITCHEN ups, which usually take up to four days to “cook” in the sun. I’m thinking two days will do it. I’ll share those recipes soon. Meanwhile, stay hydrated. Make sure kids and older folks drink plenty of water. Kids’ bodies take longer to adjust to heat and humidity. They produce more body heat and don’t sweat as much as adults do at the same exertion level. So in hot weather, kids are at increased risk for dehydration. For information on this important topic and the best foods for athletes, check out friend and colleague Dawn Weatherwax’s website on sports nutrition:

Sugar-free berry jam I like strawberries but use your favorite berry and coordinating gelatin. Last time I made this I added lemon juice and it gave it a nice zing.

2 cups berries 1 cup cold water

tender, but still hold their shape, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to large bowl using slotted spoon. Cook syrup over medium heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Discard vanilla pod. Pour syrup over peaches. Let cool completely. Divide among sterilized jars. Pour syrup over tops. Seal jars and refrigerate until ready to use, up to one month. Extra syrup can be frozen.

Simple roasted carrots

Rita shares a reader's recipe for using all those summer peaches. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 oz. sugar-free berry gelatin

Crush berries in saucepan. Add water, juice and gelatin and mix. Over medium heat, bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer a couple of minutes. Pour into jars, cool and cap. Store in refrigerator for two weeks or frozen two months.

Greyhound Tavern’s house dressing ingredients Susan B. really wanted this recipe, and I know the recipe is proprietary, as it is hugely popular for this

northern Kentucky restaurant. Greyhound is celebrating 25 years of good food and fellowship. So no, I don’t have the recipe, but here’s the ingredients (and I can’t tell you how I came to know), so let’s see if one of our readers can figure this out: seedless cucumbers, green onions, mayo, sour cream, sugar, white pepper, garlic, salt and chopped carrot.

Pat’s bourbon poached peaches

I’ve had this in my files for a long time and, with local peaches coming in, it’s a good one to share. From Pat Kellison, who said: “I have made a lot of peach recipes, but none

comes near this one for over-the-top deliciousness.” Pat serves it over peach ice cream. 4 lbs. peaches 2½ cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split 4 cups water ¾ cup bourbon

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare an ice water bath. Cut a small X into bottom of each peach. Boil peaches for 1 minute. Transfer to ice water bath. Let cool slightly. Peel, pit and cut into ¾-inch wedges. Bring water, sugar and vanilla to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add peaches and bourbon. Simmer until peaches are

Sunday). All donations taken to KDM POP Solutions will go to the Princeton City Schools to help stock their school “Supply Pantry.” Students throughout the school system will use supplies from this pantry. Donated school supplies will be distributed to students by Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center’s “Back to School” program and by the Princeton City Schools “Supply Pantry” beginning in August Informational brochures will be available at the truck locations. For more information , please visit or contact Tara Murphy at or (513) 250-4116.


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Monetary donations may also be made online or during business hours at the locations below. » Frame USA, 225 Northland Blvd., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. All donations made at Frame USA will go to the Valley Interfaith “Back-toSchool” program. Valley Interfaith provides a variety of care services for people in Arlington Heights, Carthage, Elmwood Place, Finneytown, Glendale, Hartwell, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Reading, St. Bernard, Sharonville, Woodlawn and Wyoming. » POP Solutions, 10450 Medallion Drive (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday;10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.


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Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub with olive oil and season to taste. Lay in single layer on sprayed cookie sheet. Roast until tender and slightly wrinkled. Trim leafy tops. When you buy carrots with green tops attached, trim them off before storing. Otherwise, those leafy tops act like sponges, sucking out the vitamins and moisture. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Our farmer friends Bob and Bert Villing, who live down the road, just canned over 20 pints of carrots from their garden. As for me, I grow just enough for the kids to enjoy pulling up. That translates into carrots for several dinners, but not near enough to preserve. Here’s an easy way to roast carrots in the oven, not the prettiest kid on the block, but so delicious. Carrots are chock full of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body and is good for our eyes. Carrots may help

lower cholesterol, prevent heart attacks and certain cancers. Now in order to make the beta-carotene do all these good things, carrots need a little fat. So I rub them with olive oil before roasting.




POLICE REPORTS Records not available.

GLENDALE Arrests/citations Keith Johnson, 45, 31 Towne Commons Way, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, June 25. Kendall Yancey, 27, 2299 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, two traffic warrants from Hamilton County Municipal Court and a warrant from Butler County for failure to show for trial on a larceny charge, June 25. Christopher Perry, 41, 974 Autumn Court, Cincinnati, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, June 26

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage 100 block of Magnolia, window

on the left side of front door broken by a rock, outer pane was broken, and the interior pane was cracked, no estimate on damage, no time period was established for when damaging was done, investigation ongoing, June 24. Criminal mischief 100 block of Village Square, several walls were spray painted in and around the Village offices, incident happened sometime between Friday evening and Sunday morning, June 24.


20. Anthony Coran, 19, 7972 Symphony Lane, open container at 11900 Conrey Road, June 24. Anthony Coran, 19, 7972 Symphony Lane, drug paraphernalia at 11900 Conrey Road, June 24. Trevor Weil, 23, 1286 Pebble Brook, theft at 10400 Reading, June 22. Cycil Whiteaker, 55, 3844 Victory Parkway, operating vehicle intoxicated at 11610 Lebanon Road, June 28. Nicholas Keller, 21, 27654 Valley Vista, theft at 12164 Lebanon Road, June 27.



Matthew Jordan, 24, 4009 Haverstraw, assault at 4009 Haverstraw, June 20. Brendon Adams, 19, 9 E. Lakeshore, receiving stolen property at 10900 Reading Road, June

Burglary Residence entered and TV, computer valued at $1,500 removed at 63 Williamsburg, June 27. Residence entered at 3933 Creek Road, June 23. Criminal damaging Vehicle window damaged at 376 Providence Way, June 27. Vehicle scratched at 11060 Reading Road, June 21. Menacing Victim threatened at 11388 Lebanon, June 21. Reported at 5650 Kemper Road, June 22. Passing bad checks Reported at 3220 E. Sharon Road, June 26.

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249. » Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 771-7882. » Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147. » Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790. » Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. Theft Checks of unknown value removed at 1629 W. Kemper, June 23. Bar removed at 11791 Enterprise, June 27. Reported at 11424 Lebanon Road, June 25. Currency removed at 11620 Chester Road, June 20. $26 in gas not paid for at 2626 E. Sharon Road, June 25. $50 removed at 11050 Prince Lane, June 16. Batteries valued at $400 removed at 2709 Crescentville, June 26. $257 removed at 11630 Mosteller Road, June 25. Tines valued at $3,500 removed at 3065 Crescentville, June 19. Jewelry of unknown value removed at 3370 Walnut St., June 16. Theft, tampering with coin machine Reported at 11620 Chester Road, June 21.

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

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

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

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

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Pastor Todd A. Cutter 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

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Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

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


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

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Northminster Presbyterian Church Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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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

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available. Handicapped Accessible. "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

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

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

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

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

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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


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Juvenile male, 15, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 27. Wayne Jones, 43, 6508 Tall Tree

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with provisions of the 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 parties known to claim an interest 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, 7/23/12, 11:00 AM, 11378 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246, 513771-5311. Bobby Wallen 11711 Princeton Pk #140 Cincinnati, OH 45246 Boxes,clothing, sporting goods, books Michael Lewis 1086 Princeton Square Cir. Cincinnati, OH 45246 Household goods, furniture, boxes, tools, appliances, TV’s or stereo equipment, office machines/equipment, account records. 973 LEGAL NOTICE A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m. before the Springdale Board of Zoning Appeals (1)the owner of 12100 Brookston Drive has submitted an applica tion to the Board of Zoning Appeals requesting a variance to keep a utility shed 2’ from the rear property line. Said variance is from Section 153.067 (B)(4) "All other structures…may be located in the rear yard but must not be less than five feet from the side and rear lot lines." The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 11700 Spring field Pike, Springdale OH 45246, 513-3465730. 1714825

Terrace, robbery, possession of criminal tools at 131 Kemper Road, June 26. Timothy Smith, 37, 2125 Hudson Ave., theft at 300 Kemper Road, June 25. Timothy Hamblin, 22, 145 Cedar Lane, theft at 300 Kemper Road, June 24. Monte Barnett, 42, 483 Kemper Road, criminal damaging at 483 Kemper Road, June 24. Jammell Howard, 45, 1209 Crescentville, criminal trespassing at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 24. Efrain Perez-Diaz, 35, driving under the influence at 1235 Chesterdale, June 24. Ryan Trimble, 47, 6042 Theodor Ave., menacing, disorderly conduct at 12120 Springfield Pike, June 23. Regina Brewer, 45, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 22. Cameron Wilkinson, 24, 10023 Daycrest Drive, theft at 12105 Lawnview, June 21. Celsa Carranza-Muniz, 38, 11905 Chesterdale Drive, public intoxicated at 1353 Chesterdale, June 21.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Attempt made at 11736 Springfield Pike, June 25. Burglary Residence entered at 100 Progress Place, June 26. Criminal damaging Tires of vehicle slashed at I275, June 15. Tables damaged at 1 Marwood, June 13. Window of business broken at 855 Kemper, June 26. Domestic Female reported at Chesterdale, June 20. Female reported at Lawnview, June 20. Reported at Chesterdale, June 18. Female reported at Ledro Street, June 19. Reported at Vancamp, June 17. Reported at Kemper Road, June 17. Female reported at Lawnview, June 14. Reported at Benadir, June 12.

Reported at Merganser Drive, June 25. Female reported at Grandin, June 21. Forgery Attempt made at 650 Kemper Commons Circle, June 14. Reported at 11497 Springfield Pike, June 13. Identity theft Reported at 2031 Oberlin Court, June 12. Robbery Victim threatened at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 26. Theft Items removed from vehicle at 808 Ledro St., June 20. Ipad valued at $500 removed at 11765 Commons Drive, June 20. Items valued at $1,177.50 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 20. Reported at 323 Pricewood Court, June 20. Galaxy tab valued at $400 removed at 12050 Princeton Pike, June 19. Reported at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 19. Credit card used without consent at 11755 Commons Circle, June 18. Watches and coins of unknown value removed at 11170 Maple Knoll Terrace, June 16. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 15. Keys of unknown value removed at 800 Kemper Road, June 14. Mower valued at $100 removed at 252 Sharon West, June 14. Tools valued at $800 removed at 1327 Kemper Road, June 12. $2,000 removed at 11975 Northwest Blvd., June 26. Temp plate removed from vehicle at 155 Kemper Road, June 26. Bike valued at $150 removed at 11530 Rose Lane, June 25. Speakers valued at $1,000 removed at 30 Tri-County Parkway, June 25. License plate removed from vehicle at 300 Kemper Road, June 23. $28 in gas not paid for at 11620 Springfield Pike, June 25. $6 in gas not paid for at 11620 Springfield Pike, June 23. Phone valued at $400 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, June 21.

WYOMING Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief Both toilets in women's bathroom at Foster Park were stuffed with garbage, Crescent Avenue, Jun 11.

DEATHS Mary L. Wood

Mary L. Wood, 86, of Evendale died July 1. Survived by husband of 64 years, John H. Wood Sr.; children Diane (Albert) Ranz and John J. “Jack” (Marsha) Wood Jr.; grandchildren Megan (Brandon) Miller, Katelyn Wood, Rachel Ranz and Megan (Skip) Korn; great-grandchildren Karlie and Grace Miller and Bradley and

Logan Korn. Preceded in death by grandson, Bradley Ranz. Service were July 6 at Madisonville Church of God, Cincinnati. MemoriWood als to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.


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RELIGION The International Church for ALL Nations

The Greater Cincinnati chapter of The Gathering of the Levites UNITY Worship Summit invites all worship artists and those that love to worship in unity, to travel and represent the Greater Cincinnati arts community for The Gathering the Levites UNITY Worship Summit, Thursday through Saturday, July 19-21, at Ray of Hope Christian Church, 2778 Snapfinger Road, Atlanta, Ga. The summit is free and there is

no registration fee, but you do need to register at the website at You will have to cover your expenses for travel, accommodations and meals. For more information, contact the city co-leaders, Kendra Best or Angela Thompson at 2393885 (Dr. Lyrica Joy Ministries); or www.gtlworship The church is at 9909 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn; 239-3885.

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ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to tricountypress@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. 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 Interfaith Hospitality guests will be at the church the week of July 15. The church has been part of a hosting rotation for 20 years, providing homeless families with meals, compan-

Margo Warminski, preservation director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association, will present a lecture at the Heritage Village Museum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11. The title of her lecture is “Endangered Cincinnati: Can These Buildings be Saved?” Her lecture will focus on historic preservation in the Cincinnati area. Ms. Warminski’s in depth discussion will also highlight buildings that have been saved from destruction and buildings that are in danger of falling into disrepair. According to the Cincinnati Preservation As-

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