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Photographer Tony Jones was born in a taxi speeding to the hospital for his birth. Beginning life in a fast moving vehicle, Tony has been on the move ever since. At the time his mom was living with her grandmother in Wyoming, while his dad served in the Air Force in Greece. SEE LIFE, B1

Strong foundation

The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council recently honored Dorothy Whitley Lang and Paul Keidel for their generosity to area nonprofits. Over the past 50 years, Lang has provided leadership in numerous Wyoming organizations and is completing her sixth year/second term as a trustee of the Wyoming School Foundation, which nominated her for the award. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

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Plaza plans presented Oasis to replace ‘sea of asphalt’

By Kelly McBride Reddy

The owners of Princeton Plaza are planting a seed they hope will bloom into retail. It includes green space. The plan, presented by one of the owners, John Gilhart, to Springdale’s Planning Commission July 14, includes trees, grass and other plants throughout the parking lot, currently seen as “our sea of asphalt,” he said. The plaza would have new lighting and signage that includes LED signs. A clock tower is also being considered. To maximize the restaurant space, plans call for outdoor seating, “to give a sense of place,” Gilhart said. A uniform architecture would be added to the storefront facades, but will allow for tenant influence to identify individual stores. “In years past, the shopping center started off with the main portion and a few outlots,” Gilhart said. “Over the years, there were buildings added and added. “It ended up that the shopping center really didn’t have a wellthought out, uniform plan,” he said. “Rather than take pieces of it, we said ‘Let’s just stop and come

Princeton Plaza is currently “a sea of asphalt.” up with a uniform architectural theme and re-evaluate the site,’” he said. “If we started over, what would we want it to look like.” Soon a more detailed, preliminary development plan will be presented to Planning Commission, whose members will evaluate it. If approved, it will be sent to city council for approval. The entire process is expected to be phased in over three years. “This would create a friendlier, more pedestrian-active center, said Anne McBride, a city planner with whom the city is consulting.


“Rather than take pieces of it, we said ‘Let’s just stop and come up with a uniform architectural theme and reevaluate the site.’ If we started over, what would we want it to look like.”

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“And who can knock the thought of getting rid of that sea of asphalt?”


John Gilhart presents a conceptual plan to Springdale’s Planning Commission for redevelopment of Princeton Plaza.

Firehouse proposal sparks heated debate By Kelly McBride Reddy

A resident of Wyoming is sounding a firehouse alarm after the city took steps to apply for a $5 million federal stimulus grant that would largely fund a fire/EMS facility on Springfield Pike. Dale Hipsley, owner of Half Day Cafe on Springfield Pike, spoke during the citizen participation portion of city council’s July 20 meeting. He questioned the location of the proposed firehouse because of goals he cited in the city’s master plan. “Putting a firehouse on Springfield Pike is at odds with what the master plan calls for at that location,” Hipsley said. According to the master plan, the city would “redevelop the Promenade (which runs from the library branch to the civic center) with mixed uses that emphasize compatible retail, office, civic and residential uses.” “It seems that if we have the firehouse to the (south)of the civic center, and a (planned new middle school) gymnasium to the (north), there’s not a whole lot of property left for the Promenade,” Hipsley told council. He said the Promenade concept was also meant to attract consumers along Springfield Pike, then onto Wyoming Avenue, where retail and restaurant venues already exist. It would help make Wyoming


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If the fire department leaves the current Wyoming Safety Services Facility, the police department would use the remaining space. into a destination instead of a pass-through, he said. Wyoming staffs a volunteer fire department made up of 45 firefighters and a full-time fire chief, Robert Rielage. Twenty four firefighters are also emergency medical technicians. The fire house plan calls for a 25,000 square foot, three-story building next to the civic center on Springfield Pike. It would include five fire truck bays in the rear of the building. The building would include living space, sleeping areas, storage, a training room, offices and a laundry facility, among other features. Wyoming resident Jan Evans, who also attended the council meeting, asked the city for more information about the proposed project.

She asked the city to make available at the public library information explaining a recent study on emergency response time, as well as an architectural evaluation of the current fire and police building. City Manager Bob Harrison said that information has been compiled and is available at the library at Springfield Pike and Wyoming Avenue. “The city is going to welcome any and all public input as it relates to the grant process and Promenade development,” Harrison said. “But I wouldn’t want people to overreact,” he said. “There are likely to be only 42 grantees and over 10,000 applicants expected. “The likelihood of receiving the grant is small, but the city felt it

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was important to notify all residents at the front end that it was exploring this grant opportunity.” To address these and other concerns, council is creating a city council task force. The 10-member committee will include members of the following council committees: economic development, planning, recreation, public safety, and buildings and equipment. Hipsley will represent the business community, and a school district representative will be included, as well as three others from the community. Of the three community members, one will be a resident of the area immediately surrounding the proposed site of the firehouse. City Councilwoman Jenni McCauley, who opposed the current plan, said the intent is to collect public input.



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Springdale bids farewell to city administrator By Kelly McBride Reddy

The path was 35 years long, but it led Springdale’s first city administrator to Osborn Way. Cecil Osborn attended his final city council meeting as a public official July 15. The only legislation on the agenda were two items concerning Osborn. The first was a resolution recognizing him for “distinguished and dedicated service to the citizens of the city of Springdale.” The resolution outlined Osborn’s many accomplishments, and after its passage, Mayor Doyle Webster presented him with a framed copy of the resolution. Council later passed an emergency ordinance renaming Orange Street, the short stretch outside

Osborn’s office at the municipal building. Now called Osborn Way, his successor, Derrick Parham, will be reminded of him each day, as his office window looks out on the street. A short discussion had ensued when deciding whether to name the street as a lane, alley, drive or way. “But it’s Osborn’s way or the highway,” Councilman Randy Danbury said of the decision. Danbury added Osborn’s years as city administrator. “I’ve done a lot of research,” Danbury said. “When he came to Springdale, Richard Nixon was still in office. “He’s seen eight presidents hold office.” In Springdale, he said that Osborn has worked

with four fire chiefs, five health commissioners, three police chiefs, five recreation directors, two economic development directors, four public works directors, three city engineers and two law directors, as well as five mayors and 31 members of city council. Councilman Robert Wilson praised his fiscal responsibility. “You did all of this at or below budget,” Wilson said. “It shows your leadership, resourcefulness and dedication to our city.” His contributions went deeper than the professional, Councilman Steve Glassier said. Cecil brought spirit to this job,” he said. “Not only his ability, but his heart.” “I don’t consider Cecil to work for me,” Mayor Doyle Webster said. “We work

together. He’s the consummate professional.” Osborn commended his coworkers and members of council for being “supportive of what we’re trying to do within the city.” Parham looked back on his 16 years with the city, and as Osborn’s second in command. “I learned so much from him,” he said of Osborn. Parham, now Springdale’s city administrator, described him as serious on the surface, but “quickly you see his sense of humor.” “He is more than an administrator,” he said. “He is a brother to me.” Parham recalled a trip he made to his hometown of Saginaw, Mich., not long ago, driving with two of his sisters after his mother had died.


Orange Way was renamed Osborn Way in honor of Cecil Osborn, left. Mayor Doyle Webster presents the retiring city administrator with a street sign. “I get there and I see Cecil Osborn standing in Saginaw Mich.,” he said of Osborn’s unexpected trip to support Parham. “That means a lot. “He’s moving on to

another part of his life, but I’ll be calling him, if nothing else, than for golf,” Parham said. Cecil laughed. “You’re not going to have time.”

Sharonville plans added parking for convention center By Kelly McBride Reddy

Sharonville City Council has cleared the way for additional parking as part of its plan for the expansion of the Convention Center. Property at 11317 Chester Road, next to the existing convention center

building, was approved for purchase in a 5-2 vote. Councilmen Greg Pugh and Rob Tankersley cast dissenting votes. Council also authorized Safety Service Director Ted Mack to negotiate a contract to purchase property at 11400 Lippelman Road. The ordinance also calls

for demolition of structures on the property, formerly known as Harmony Grove Apartments. That measure also passed in a 6-1 vote, with Pugh opposing the purchase. Council also passed an ordinance to use tax receipts to pay for bonds issued by

agreement with Hamilton County, the city of Cincinnati and the Convention Facilities Authority of Hamilton County. The funds will be used to renovate the convention center. Pugh had moved to table the measure “until we have the completed contract in front of us.”

Council President Kevin Hardman supported an immediate vote. “If you table it, it delays money that’s coming to the city,” Hardman said. That measure also was passed in a 6-1 vote, with Pugh dissenting. Pugh said he wanted more information. “We are making shots in the dark,” Pugh said. “My constituents want me to learn everything I can. I can’t make decisions without accurate information.” Also during the July 14 meeting: • Council authorized a


Robert Fisher displays the sign that will be placed on properties in violation of Sharonville’s tall grass ordinance. contract with North American Salt Co. to buy highway rock salt for the 2009-2010 winter season.

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Springdale braces for exit of Avon

As Avon prepares to pack up the cosmetics and relocate from Springdale to Illinois and Mexico, its home of more than 40 years is left to fill about 60 acres along Interstate 275. “It’s prime real estate,” Springdale City Administrator Derrick Parham said of the property. “Any organization that needs visibility would want that location,” he said. The facility includes a sprawling 1.1 million square

foot manufacturing plant as well as offices. About 600 workers will lose their jobs when Avon closes its doors in 2012. “That’s pretty substantial,” Parham said. “We’re disappointed,” he said. “Our hope is that they would retain the jobs here, but that’s the unfortunate part of the business.” Economic Development Director Jeff Tulloch said the city hopes the property will be sold by the time Avon vacates in three years, and is willing to be part of those efforts.

"The city is very interested in working with Avon in the reutilization of the property," Tulloch said. Avon, which manufactures beauty products as well as fashion and home products, sells to women in more than 100 countries through 5.8 million independent representatives, according to

New principal to lead Stewart Elementary

Stewart Elementary School will start the 20092010 school year with a new principal. Shauna McDowell, formerly assistant principal at Oak Hills for four years, has also taught language arts

for seven years in the Cincinnati Public School district. “I am excited to be part of the Princeton team and principal at Stewart,” McDowell said, “and to partner with the community.” “With No Child Left Behind, it’s important to focus

on all children at all levels,” she said of the federal act that was McDowell enacted to ensure that each child in America is able to meet the high learning standards of the state where he or she lives.


Avon, shown in this aerial photo, spans 60 acres north of I-275, upper left.

Wyoming thanks volunteers By Kelly McBride Reddy

Wyoming City Council has paid tribute to two residents for their volunteer efforts. Resolutions were passed during the Monday, July 20, meeting honoring Bill Johnson for a decade of work with the Greenways Committee. Johnson was thanked for his contributions to the establishment of a hike/bike

trail, among other efforts. Council also thanked James Smith for his work with the Beautify Wyoming Commission. He helped choose the city’s annual beautification award winners and “promote the enrichment and adornment of common areas and public gathering spaces within the community.” Also during the meeting: • Council held a public hearing on Hamilton County storm water rules and regu-



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lations, and set a third reading of an ordinance to establish rules for Wyoming. • Adopted an ordinance amending the number of participants on the Beautify Wyoming Commission, increasing from seven to nine. • Passed a resolution that authorizes City Manager Bob Harrison to negotiate a contract with the Hamilton County General Health Department for public health services, for $16,983.60. • Passed several emergency ordinances. The first provides for the issuance of up to $882,000 for water system improvements. This project would replace the watermains on Chisholm Trail and Congress Run. The second would provide for the issuance of up to $1.05 million for improvements to the city center and Village Green. The third ordinance allows for the issuance of up to $2.438 million for street improvements to several streets within the city. A fourth ordinance provides for the issuance of up to $1.575 million for various purposes, including water system improvements, recreational projects and street improvements. A fifth ordinance provides for the issuance of up to $525,000 for park and recreation improvements.

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City targets ash borer By Kelly McBride Reddy

The city of Springdale has chosen a method of attack against the emerald ash borer. After receiving four proposals for protecting ash trees against the pest, Assistant City Manager Derrick Parham reported to city council that Back Tree was selected to treat 252 of the city’s trees. The trees, mainly in the Glenview subdivision and around the Municipal Building complex, will undergo an injection program beginning July 17. The treatment will be repeated in two years. Proposals for treatment ranged in price from $9,800 to $20,000, Parham said. Back Tree will do the work for $9,800. Two other methods of treatment, spraying the trees or injecting the soil, were proposed, but Parham said that neither was feasible for Springdale, based on the trees’ proximity to sidewalks. The 230 remaining ash trees throughout the city will be treated beginning in the spring of 2010, Parham reported. During the July 15 meeting: • Finance Director Cathy McNear reported that of the city’s $16 million budget, $7.2 million, or 46 percent has been spent in the first six months of 2009. • State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) made a presentation, giving council a legislative update. Among the legislation she said was awaiting passage in the Senate were acts pertaining to veterans. The Military Lease Act would absolve soldiers of housing expenses if deployed, “to avoid this financial burden,â€? Pillich said. The Military Leave Act would give two weeks of unpaid leave to allow military personnel to prepare to deploy. Another act she supported was the Renters Protection Act, “which gives time for renters to find a new place to live,â€? in the case of foreclosure. Mayor Doyle Webster brought a concern before Pillich. Webster said that in these economic hard times, he was concerned about the city’s earnings tax, of which 17 percent comes from retail sales. “Every time we reach out to Columbus, we get zero support,â€? he said. “I look forward to talking with you about that,â€? Pillich told the mayor. She encouraged residents to voice concerns to her via e-mail at

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Alex Gartner (green shirt), 14, and Allie Gartner, 12, wearing purple, ride the swings. They are from Harrison.

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Wyoming philanthropists honored The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council recently honored Dorothy Whitley Lang and Paul Keidel for their generosity to area nonprofits. Over the past 50 years, Lang has provided leadership in numerous Wyoming organizations and is completing her sixth year/second term as a trustee of the Wyoming School Foundation, which nominated her for the award. Her commitment and participation as a volunteer and as a major donor to the Wyoming School Foundation have been consistent and inspiring to the organization. The Albert V. & Dorothy W. Lang Endowment for Performing Arts was a gift made out of appreciation for the school district and its contribution to students. The endowment provides an annual distribution to one of the performing arts programs of Wyoming City Schools: Drama, vocal music, band and orchestra. A retired CPA, Keidel was nominated by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and has been a sub-


The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council honored Dorothy W. Lang (center) for her generosity to area nonprofits. Lang is with Wyoming School Foundation representatives, from left, executive director Andrea Frieder Heines, president Cheryl Tommelein Wood, former executive director Marcia Goldsmith and immediate past president Meegan Baxter. scriber to the symphony and Pops for more than 40 years. In total, GCPGC gave 20 Voices of Giving Awards to honorees whose gifts are helping to ensure

diverse causes will be viable for the future. “Greater Cincinnati is a generous, caring community and nonprofit organizations are an espe-


The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council honored Paul Keidel, right, for his generosity to area nonprofits. He is all smiles with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra representative Kimberly Griewe. cially important aspect of our lives,” said Andrea Herzig, president of GCPGC.

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REUNIONS Lloyd Memorial High School Class of 1974 – is having its 35th class reunion Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. The class will meet at 5:15 p.m., in front of the high school for a tour of the school at 5:30 p.m. A party at Florence Nature Park will follow from 6-11:30 p.m., rain or shine. Cost is $4 per person. Classmates and guests are welcome, and should bring their own drinks, coolers and a snack to share. From 7-11 p.m., Aug. 1, will be the reunion with dancing at Brodnick Hall at St. Timothy Church in Union. Cost is $25 per person. Beer is $1, but soft drinks are included. Live music by Power House and a hot meal. At 10:30 a.m., Aug. 2, will be Christian Fellowship at the Railroad Park in Erlanger, led be classmates Scott Denham and Larry Bubb. Contact Debbie Schneider at 513-977-3035 or e-mail New Richmond High School Class of 1999 – will have its 10-year reunion at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Great Scott in Amelia. RSVP to and join the group on Facebook and MySpace. Princeton Class of 1999– will be having its 10-year reunion. Classmates will meet 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Sharon Woods. Contact info for the committee is as follows: Kelli Martin, 678-516-6460; Will Munn, 513-227-4481; Anna Dickson, 917605-4579; Rhonda Bristol, 513-602-2891. Christman Family Reunion and Pig Roast – to be conducted Saturday, Aug. 8, on the 98-year-old Christman farm at 1955 Ethelynn Lane, Goshen. Come after 1 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and a covered dish, and something to keep it hot or cold as dinner isn’t until 4-5 p.m. Drinks and tableware will be provided. There will be games, swimming and a lot of time for visiting. Call Bill Christman at 722-2870, Dick Christman at 257-5811 or Bob Christman at 722-3103. Amelia High School Class of 1984 – is having its 25th year reunion from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, with a picnic at Sycamore Park in Batavia ( +8x11.pdf). Admission is free. Classmates should bring their own lunch. Afterward, food and spirits are planned at Great Scotts ( from 6 p.m. to close. Separate tabs are available. RSVP to Wini Foster at 866-433-7543, or e-mail Glen Este High School Class of 1979 – The Glen Este High School Class of 1979 reunion committee is planning its 30-year reunion for Aug. 8 at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. Any classmates interested in attending

the reunion should contact Kelly Clements Blom at or 513-9320164 with your name, e-mail address (please put “Reunion” in as your subject), mailing address and telephone number. Princeton High School Class of 1974 – Is planning a 35th class reunion for Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Fairfield Banquet and Convention Center. Pricing is $85 per couple or $45 for a single if the tickets are bought before July 1. After that date, a couple is $95 and singles are $50. For more information, e-mail Debbie (Owens) Fuson at Taylor High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 graduating class of Taylor High School is conducting its 20-year reunion at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at The Madison, 740 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky. Cost is $45 per person, and dinner will be served. Come out for an evening of catching up with old friends, dancing, eating, drinking and having fun. Amelia High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 senior class of Amelia High School is conducting its 20th class reunion Aug. 9 at Coney Island’s Moonlight Pavilion. If you are a member of the class or know of anyone who is, contact Connie WeisenbornHeilman at Connie or at 513-752-7390.


The chosen ones

Mount Notre Dame teachers, from left: Christine Mencer of Symmes Township, Sue Magnus of Loveland and Catherine Schildknecht of Sycamore Township was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations in June. Only 1,100 U.S. teachers were chosen this year.

Milford High School Class of 1989 – is having its 20-year reunion Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15. A pre-reunion gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, at Greenies in Milford at 1148 Ohio 28, Milford. On Saturday, the reunion will be from 7 to midnight, at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront Bluegrass Ballroom. Dress is summer dressy/semi formal. Tickets must be purchased before the event, and will not be available at the door. Mention the Milford High School 1989 Class Reunion when making reservation to get a discounted rate. Reservations must be made by July 15. Everyone that reserves a hotel room at the Radisson will receive a welcome bag. The reunion committee is putting a slide show together for viewing during the reunion. Old and new photos can be e-mailed to Jeff Jounson at Reunion dinner is $45. Cost includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, dancing and door prizes. To sponsor the event, contact Jennifer Lewis at Visit St. Dominic Class of 1988 – is having a reunion from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at St. Dominic. E-mail Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information or to register.


Jared Andrew Steinberg of Sharonville graduated from the University of WisconsinMadison. He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science.

Dean’s list

Erica Rumpke has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Loyola University of Chicago. She is from Wyoming.

Margaret L. Jackson and Benjamin T. McGrath have been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Capital University.

Both students are from Sharonville.

Ariel Meranus as been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Villanova University She is from Wyoming.

Claire Malloy has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Saint Louis University. She is from Glendale. • Amanda Binggeli has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at The University of Findlay. An intervention specialist education major, she is from Sharonville.


Excellent graduates

From left, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart graduates Ellen O’Neill and Chris Budo were the recipients of this year’s Excellence in Religion Award. The students, who were awarded with the honor by Fr. Brotzge Council of the Knights of Columbus member Chris Tardio (right), were honored for their study of the Catholic faith. O’Neill, the daughter of Tom and Alison O’Neill of Evendale, will attend Mount Notre Dame High School this fall. The son of Ed and Eileen Budo of Evendale, Budo will attend St. Xavier High School.


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Former Wyoming teammates join forces for summer team By Mark Chalifoux

A pair of Wyoming alums are teammates again on the Cincinnati Steam summer baseball team. Jon Edgington and Ian Kadish, 2007 Wyoming graduates, have joined forces again on the Steam and both played in the Great

Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star game July 15. “It was pretty cool,” Edgington said. “There were a lot of scouts there, but no one was really nervous. It was a really relaxed atmosphere and it was a lot of fun.” Edgington plays for Miami University. Kadish is a pitcher for Marshall University. Both said


Wyoming High School graduate and Marshall University pitcher Ian Kadish pitches during the first inning of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star game played July 15 at Western Hills. Kadish, representing the Cincinnati Steam, started for the Blue team and gave up a walk but struck out two and induced the final batter he faced to ground out weakly down the first base line.

they enjoyed playing with the Steam because they are playing with guys they went again in their high school careers. “The guys are great and I’ve enjoyed being able to play near home again,” Kadish said. “I have a brother going to college next year and it’s given me some time to watch him too.” Both players also said it’s good to be reunited with a former teammate. “It’s awesome,” Edgington said. “I feel like we’re back in high school again. When I’m in the field and he’s pitching it feels like the old days.” Kadish echoed that sentiment. “He was probably my best friend in high school and playing with him this summer has been a lot of fun,” Kadish said. The two have been successful this summer. Kadish was the GLSCL pitcher of the week the first week of the season. At the AllStar break, he was sixth in the league with a 1.63 ERA, tied for second in wins with three and is fourth in innings pitched and strikeouts. Jon was the GLSCL player of the week during the second week of the season. At the All-Star break, Edgington is seventh in the league with 13 runs batted in and fourth in the league in hits with 26. Edgington said he has one big goal for his final two years at Miami. “We want to win a ring,” he said. “We’ve talked about it a lot


Wyoming High School graduate and Miami University player Jon Edgington leads off of second base during the seventh inning of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star game played July 15 at Western Hills. Edgington, representing the Cincinnati Steam, was 1-1 with a walk in the game. but our first goal is definitely to win the MAC. After that we will go as far as we can,” he said. “It would be great to win two rings.” Kadish, who has been successful at Marshall, said he still relies on some things he learned during his time at Wyoming.

“You have to go 100 percent all the time,” he said. “If you put in hard work, sooner or later it will pay off and that was the biggest thing I learned in high school baseball. You have to keep working because you never know what the future has in store.”

Cincinnati’s Finest claim holds true By Tony Meale

In 2002, Steve Sanders, who played football and basketball for the University of Cincinnati from 1985 to 1990, founded the Cincinnati’s Finest Lady Ballers, which has quickly become the premier girls’ basketball team in the area. “We prepare (the girls) for what they’ll see in college,” Sanders said. “We teach them fundamentals and discipline and make them accountable. We don’t just teach them plays – we teach them how to play the game.” So far, it’s working. The U15 team won an AAU National Championship in 2006. “We had a core group of kids that got along well and played well together,” said Carlton Gray, who coaches the U16 team but is involved with all 12 Cincinnati’s Finest squads. The national title team was comprised of – among others – Gray’s daughter, Amber, who graduated from Lakota West and plays for Pat Summit at Tennessee; Sanders’ daughter, Brianna, who graduated from Princeton and will play for Ohio State; Winton Woods graduate Courtney Lumpkin, who plays for Morehead State; and Mount Notre Dame graduate Ashley Fowler, who will play for Ohio University. “(Winning the AAU national title) was very rewarding,” Sanders said. “That was our goal when we started four years earlier. We had three Sweet-16 finishes. We finished 13th, then ninth and then fifth. We got better every year.” In 2007, a new group of girls playing on the U15 team won the Adidas National Championship. That squad was led by Winton Woods graduate Dayeesha Hollins, who will play for Michigan. “I coach football, track and girls’ basketball,” Gray said. “Out of all the kids I’ve ever coached, she might be the quickest athlete I’ve ever been around. Period. Her


Brianna Sanders, who led Princeton High School on the court this past season, was also a member of Cincinnati’s Finest, the premier girls’ team in the city. Her father, Steve, founded CF in 2002, and Brianna helped the U15 team to a national championship in 2006. Sanders, who will play for Ohio State University, is one of more than 20 CF players in the last two years to sign scholarships to play college basketball. ability to change speeds is phenomenal. She plays tenacious defense, her endurance and quickness allows her to dominate games and she’s developed a consistent jumpshot. Very few people know just how good she’s going to be.” One of the premier players on the U16 team this season is Colerain High School senior-to-be Ashley Wanninger, who has verbally committed to Xavier University. “She can flat out shoot the basketball,” Gray said. “She moves so

well without the ball, has a quick release and has no fear of shooting. She’s willing to take big shots. She’s probably one of the hardest-working kids – if not the hardest-working kid – I’ve ever dealt with. She always wants to be in the gym getting better.” If it seems like a lot of girls who play for Cincinnati’s Finest eventually play college basketball, it’s because they do. Over the last two years, more than 20 CF alumni have signed college scholarships. “We’re very upfront with the kids,” Sanders said. “If you want

to get to the next level, there’s a price you have to pay. One of my favorite quotes is, ‘There is no substitution for hard work.’ You have to make sacrifices. When the girls are younger, our goal is to win a national title. But as they get older, our goal is to help them get scholarships.” The program has been successful for many reasons – none bigger, perhaps, than the fact that there is no offseason. Even during the high school season, CF offers at least one training session per week.

“This program is different because you train for it year round,” Gray said. “Our commitment to developing kids never ends. That’s what separates from other programs.” High school coaches, meanwhile, have no qualms about their players’ involvement with CF. “I’ve never had an incident with a high school coach,” Gray said. “They know how hard we work and that we try to get kids to play the right way. And we really don’t compete in June because that’s when a lot of high schools work with their teams.” Another reason for CF’s success is its competitive tryouts, which are held in February and March. Each girl must prove herself every season. “There are no guarantees,” Sanders said. “We expect more from kids who are better. We expect from the Ashley Wanningers, the girls who have already verbally committed to play for D-I schools. We expect more from them because they have more to give.” For those who do make the team, the coaching they’ll receive is second to none. “We’ve been blessed to have a lot of people involved who have experienced sports at all levels,” Gray said. “The knowledge that we offer translates into so many different areas.” CF has a dozen coaches, including Gray, who was an AllAmerican football player at UCLA and played in the NFL; Keith Starks, who played basketball for Cincinnati; and Paul McMillan, who played basketball for Loyola of Chicago. “We’re trying to get these kids to play in college, and we need to show them how to work,” Gray said. “We’re all fathers, so we try to create a family environment. We love each of our kids and treat them as if they were our own. Basketball brings us together, but we have a connection that lasts beyond March through July.”


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July 29, 2009

Former NBA player named CHCA coach

He played professional basketball for 13 years (including five in the NBA), he’s been a teammate of Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning, and he’s played for Pat Riley. He’s Ronnie Grandison, the new girls’ varsity basketball head coach at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.

“I’m happy to a part of this,” Grandison said. Grandison, 44, played college basketball for the University of New Orleans. During his senior year in 1987, he led the Privateers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance and a No. 16 national ranking. He was drafted No. 100 overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1987 NBA Draft and would eventually play for five NBA teams – the Boson

Celtics, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks. “I’m thankful to have had that opportunity,” Grandison said of his NBA experience. “I grew up in humble beginnings in a single-parent home in Los Angeles. I’m thankful I was able to play for a D-I school and to play beyond that. It was a childhood dream.” Grandison also played in the CBA for six years and

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spent some time playing overseas. When his professional career was finished, leaving basketball simply wasn’t an option. “Basketball has been a big part of my life,” the former power forward said. “I retired eight years ago and thought, ‘What do I do from here?’” The answer was coaching. Grandison served as the boys’ varsity head coach at Cincinnati Christian High School and also led the Cincinnati Trailblazers to three Final Four appearances in the National Homeschool Basketball Tournament. He also runs the Ronnie Grandison Basketball Academy at the Kids First Sports Center on East Kemper Road near CHCA. “Pat Riley helped me,” Grandison said. “I learned so much from him as an individual, and he inspired me to get into coaching.” Although the majority of his coaching experience has been in boys’ basketball, Grandison is confident that he can succeed coaching girls at the high-school level. “I have four daughters, so I understand the female perspective,” he joked. “The personalities (of boys and girls) are different, and you have to handle some things differently. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be tough and get after it.”

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Star Soccer Club is offering Friday night open field play. There is no coaching and no referees – just free soccer fun from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays at Stephanie Hummer Park, 661 North Bend Road, across from St. Xavier High School. Fields are supervised by Star staff. Anyone is welcome. Friday, July 31 is Family Movie Night. Disney’s “Wall-e” will be shown after open play, at 9 p.m. Popcorn will be served free. Movie-goers should bring their own refreshments.

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The boys U9 CU Sycamore Black Knights captured the championship in the boys’ U9 Red division at the Creek Classic in Beavercreek, May 30 and 31. Team members are, from left: bottom row, Jack Stefani of Blue Ash, Justin Banke of Montgomery and Behruz Bozorov of Symmes Township; second row, assistant coach Kevin Banke, Ethan Long, Brian Cron of Montgomery, Sean Kopchak of Sycamore Township, Jake Hipskind of Hyde Park and head coach Doug Long; top row are Jack Trumpy of Montgomery, Braeden Long and Justin Grender of Sharonville. Not pictured, trainer Bobby Puppione.

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8U Bombers – Coach Matt Current: (513) 267-0450 Saturday, August 1st @ 11:30AM-1PM (LOCATION-BCB COMPLEX-SMALL FIELD) 9U National Bombers – Coach Jeremiah Morgan: (513) 678-6891 Saturday, August 1st @ 9AM-11AM (LOCATION-BCB COMPLEX-SMALL FIELD) 10U National Bombers – Coach Chad Gingrich: (513) 988-5190 Saturday, August 1st @ 1:30PM-3:30PM (LOCATION-BCB COMPLEX-SMALL FIELD) 11U National Bombers – Coach Mike Sora: (937) 470-8567 Sunday, August 2nd @ 1:30PM-3:30PM (LOCATION-BCB COMPLEX SMALL FIELD) 12U National Bombers – Coach Chris Halsey: (937) 641-9171 Sunday, August 2nd @ 1:30PM-3:30PM (LOCATION-BCB COMPLEX-BIG FIELD) 12U American Bombers – Coach Jeremiah Morgan: (513) 678-6891 Saturday, August 1st @ 11AM-1:30PM (LOCATION-BCB COMPLEX-BIG FIELD) 13U National Bombers – Coach Matt Stephens: (513) 423-2482 NO OPEN TRYOUT: Contact Matt Stephens (above) for private tryout. 13U American Bombers – Coach George Armour: (513) 312-6000 Saturday, August 1st @ 3:30PM-5:30PM (LOCATION-BCB COMPLEX-BIG FIELD) 14U National Bombers – Coach Larry Carter: (513) 827-3000 Sunday, August 2nd @ 5PM & Saturday, August 8th @ 5PM (LOCATION-BCB COMPLEX) 15U National Bombers – Coach Matt Current: (513) 267-0450 Sunday, August 2nd @ 5:30PM-7:30PM (LOCATION-MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL) 16U American Bombers – Coach Mark Current: (937) 478-9508 Sunday, August 2nd @ 3:30PM-5:30PM (LOCATION-MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL) Home of the BUTLER COUNTY BOMBERS From I-75 – Middletown Exit To Middletown (State Route 122) Go toward Middletown on State Route 122 When road splits - Bear RIGHT (Grand Avenue) At the Middletown Shopping Center (Breiel Blvd.) turn RIGHT Proceed until road dead ends into St Rt 73. Turn Left onto St Rt 73 Take first left at “Access 2” and then immediately turn right on Tytus. Go past the field on your left to the next street which is Shelley, turn left Proceed around bend and parking next to basketball court on left.


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Elyse Sennett, on right, helps her older sister Jillian Sennett get ready to dance with the Mount Notre Dame Cougars youth team. The junior high team is open to area dancers in sixth- through eighth-grades. A tryout is required to join the junior high team. Both teams will compete at three state and regional competitions, as well as perform at high school basketball games and community events. The junior high team will also compete at the Jamfest Super Nationals. In addition to performing and competing, the Cougars youth and junior high teams will also participate in service activities and will make positive contributions to the community. Contact Alisia Sullivan Davis at or 821-3044, extension 141.

Football sign-ups

The Sharonville Youth Football Program, a member of the CYFL, is holding ongoing sign-ups. Players in grades 1-6 that live or attend public or private schools in the Princeton School District are eligible. Fees are $130 and include everything except socks, cleats and cups. Season is over by Oct. 31. Games begin Aug. 15. Contact Mike Durham at 7699900 or for practice and game schedules.


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Fire house motives

Since city council does not seem to bring its development decisions to the community until they are completed, we may speculate that all of the reasons for the grant application made by the city of Wyoming to the Department of Homeland Security for a new firehouse have not been given to the community. Perhaps the strongest but unstated reasons concern the redevelopment of the Village Green/City Center and the land owned by the city of Wyoming on Springfield Pike. When the city demolished the historic house on Oak Street, this provided additional land to the Village Green. Enlarging the existing public safety facility would encroach on the residential/retail development planned for the Village Green. A new firehouse would serve as an anchor for the development

of city-owned land on Springfield Pike that could involve the demolition of the civic center. One could guess that this might include the addition of city administration offices with a possible area for meeting space to replace that lost by the demolition of the civic center. In the minutes of the joint meeting of the Buildings and Equipment Committee and Public Safety Committee of April 27, “Chief Rielage states that “This location (Springfield Pike) would also be preferential in the event a joint fire district were created, providing a central station location that would likely insure a fire station would remain in the city.” Is a joint fire district under consideration? Is a new firehouse on Springfield Pike the best use of the land? Jenni McCauley-Sieber’s vote on the relocation of the firehouse is reflective of her understanding of

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to schedule a follow-up meeting at the civic center to discuss this project with the community. Jan W. Evans Laramie Trail Wyoming

Personal attack unnecessary

I read with real concern “Wyoming historian” Rebecca Strand Johnson's recent missive

regarding Wyoming City Council’s vote to pursue federal stimulus funds for a new firehouse. I suspect that many in the community remain undecided on the issue. Some will have philosophical problems with an affluent community seeking funds that could better benefit some of our more less fortunate neighbors. Others may simply question whether a new firehouse is needed and whether the new site makes sense. But we can all agree that the needlessly personal tone of Ms. Strand's column brings back bad memories. Recent Wyoming history teaches us that, in a small community, civility is the most important virtue. I certainly hope that we can engage in this debate without history repeating itself. Steve Goodin Reily Road Wyoming

CH@TROOM July 22 questions

Princeton City School District is planning to install three cameras on each school bus this fall. Is this a good idea, a waste of money, or too much “big brother”? Why? No responses. Are you worried about a possible worsening of the swine flu pandemic this fall and winter? Why or why not? “Honestly, I’m not worried about a possible worsening of the swine flu this fall and winter, because worrying won’t do a darn thing to avert the crisis, if indeed it does happen, though I hope it doesn’t. “I’m more worried about the damage being done to the structures of our country, like banking, the auto industry, and health care, by an ambitious narcissist who has no idea of the long-term negative effects that his unchecked meddling will produce.” B.B.

July 15 questions

Do you think the economic stimulus plan is working, or should the federal government implement another round of stimulus packages? “The stimulus is obviously not working. Obama said we had to do it right away so that the unemployment rate would not go above 8 percent. Yet we are currently at 9.5 percent and certainly willl head north of 10 percent very soon. “But that should not surprise anybody, since, as the Republicans correctly pointed out, very little of the spending was planned to occur right away. Incredibly, most of the almost $800 million was not even budgeted for this fiscal year! How could they possibly think that would jumpstart the economy in 2009? “The only thing this is ‘stimulating’ is tired old liberal programs that they have wanted to imple-

ment for years and Democrat donors and special interest groups who will be the recipients of most of this money. “The stimulus needs to be reworked immediately into tax cuts for individuals and small businesses, which create most of our jobs. That money will then get put into the economy and stop this current slide.” T.H.

July 8 questions

Wyoming is considering building a new firehouse on Springfield Pike near the Civic Center. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? “’They've got to be kidding… ’ I can’t believe I am reading these words when a ‘concerned citizen’ responds that placing a fire station next to two schools and a heavily traveled street is not a good idea. Did you ever think of the benefit of this location if a fire happened in a multi-story building with hundred of scared and confused kids. I know I would want my child to have firefighters as close as possible should he or his classmates need help. “As for the pike, it could not be a more perfect location for a fire station. You are centrally located, you have five to six lanes to allow emergency vehicles to travel and civilians to get out of their way. Compare this to the existing location that has a one-lane one-way street on one side and a narrow two-lane street on the other. “Being on Springfield Pike puts you one turn away from the main feeder streets that connect to the western portions of Wyoming. This would provide quicker response times to the immediate neighbors and those west of the pike. “Repairing and retrofitting the existing building would be like pouring money into an old used car when you could buy a new one for cheaper and park it closer to your work or home.” J.G.

Next question The owners of Princeton Plaza have presented plans to Springdale which include adding trees, grass and other plants throughout the parking lot, as well as new lighting, LED signs, a clock tower and outdoor dining. What do you think of the plans? What other changes/improvements would you like to see at the plaza? What do you like and dislike about the health care proposals currently before Congress? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

VOICES FROM THE WEB Our best friends

Visitors to posted these comments to a story about a mass pet asoption at the Sharonville SPCA facility: “I’m happy for everyone involved. I have two dogs myself. They’re such loving animals. Please love em to death!!!” exmxer “I love my dogs, too and I have no clue how people can be cruel or neglectful to any animals. Did you hug your pet today?” whaddayaknow “Every day there are hundreds of dogs available for adoption in area shelters – I don’t understand why a news story has people lining up out the door. If they wanted a dog so bad in the first place, they could have gone to any given shelter on any given day and gotten one. So, I’m suspect of people that come out of the woodwork to line up and get dogs that were sensationalized in the news. It sounds like bragging rights, or some lowlevel brush with celebrity – that people want one of ‘those’ dogs. Plus, from what I saw on the news most of them were uglyas-sin mutts that would have been passed over if they’d just been your average runof-the-mill mutt in a shelter.” Riso204 “Whatever their reasons, I’m glad people showed up and all of those dogs found homes. I hope the dogs and their new owners will become good ambassadors for shelter dogs. Any day of the week, there are purebreds, dogs of every shape, size, and color at the pound. “Sometimes it is the story that sells the dog. People are ‘out of sight, out of

mind’ about some things. Sometimes it takes a news story to remind people of the tragedies in the world. “Nearly every dog in a shelter has a compelling story. Sadly, there are times when no one knows what led up to the dog being there. “I have two rescued dogs and I’m so grateful for the joy they bring to my life every day.” stepmom2will “And a big round of applause goes to the folks at the Hamilton County SPCA. They do a great job, and it’s not an easy one. We adopted a kitten from the Northside shelter a few weeks ago, and it was spayed, well-trained and healthy from day one. Thanks again, to everyone at the SPCA. Good work!” Suemac5 “I don’t think many people understand that millions of wonderful pets (estimated at 8 million a year and going up due to the economy) die in shelters every year because there are not enough homes. Much of this killing could be eliminated if owners would just spay or neuter their pets. There are low cost clinics available for s/n services. “People who buy from pet stores and backyard breeders provide a market and perpetuate the overpopulation problems. “Many seniors have to give up their pets due to money and health issues. Some senior services are trying to help provide pet food and help with vet services. For many seniors their pets are an important factor in their mental wellbeing. “Please don’t buy while shelter pets die and promote spay and neuter.” AmericanRights

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Visitors to Cincinnati/com/wyoming posted these comments in response to Rebecca Johnson’s column, “Voting against grant application short-sighted.” “It appears guest columnist Rebecca Johnson has publicly criticized Councilwoman Jenni McCauley. Mrs. McCauley did not vote ‘no’ to apply for a grant to build a new fire house. Not at all. The special meeting and subsequent vote was to decide the location of the new fire station and she voted ‘no’ on the motion to write a grant using the lot adjacent to the civic center. The adjacent civic center lot was one of three potential Wyoming sites that were grant qualified. Jenni McCauley supported the writing and applying for our Wyoming fire station grant and her preference was to use the current fire station site as the location for a new fire station. “Anyone that knows her realizes that she supports our fire department, public safety and communications. Her dissenting vote should represent our ability to have a healthy, productive and open democracy in Wyoming without fear of personal and public reprisal.” Walter Cordes



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Chip Brinkman is retiring as Symmes Township road foreman after 19 years with the township. His last working day was July 22 and his retirement begins Aug. 31. The township will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Township Safety Center to honor Brinkman.

Township road foreman retiring By Amanda Hopkins

After 19 years with Symmes Township and 30 total in the business, road foreman Chip Brinkman is headed for retirement at the end of August. Brinkman’s last day in the office was July 22, but he had saved enough vacation days to take off his last few weeks on the job. Brinkman, who grew up in Deer Park and now lives in West Chester Township, began his career while he was still a student at Moeller High School with Amberley Village, working with the road crew for 11 years and finding his way from the very bottom to the top. In October 1990, Brinkman took the job with Symmes Township when it was only he and another employee. Now, in 2009, Brinkman oversees nine employees and works on everything from doing permits, checking on nuisance complaints and laying out the road program. Brinkman said the best thing about working in the township was the crew “I was blessed to have a good crew,” Brinkman said.

Open house

The Symmes Township Board of Trustees is hosting an open house Friday, Aug. 7, for Jerome “Chip” Brinkman, who is retiring after 19 years with the township. Brinkman, who started with Symmes Township in October 1990, has served as the township road foreman for the past 10 years. The open house will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Symmes Township Safety Center, 8871 Weekly Lane. “What more could you ask for?” After his retirement from the township, Brinkman said he hopes to find another job doing the same type of work until his wife retires in seven years. Where it will be, he still is unsure. “The Lord’s going to open the door. I just don’t know which one yet,” Brinkman said. After his wife retires, Brinkman said they plan to upgrade their camper and travel across the country. “I want to see the whole thing,” Brinkman said. The board of trustees will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Township Safety Center to honor Brinkman.

THINGS TO DO Summer studio

Art Institute of Cincinnati is hosting Summer Studio from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at Art Institute of Cincinnati, 1171 E. Kemper Road, Springdale. They are creative workshops taught by the school’s professional staff. Workshops are open to high school students and educators with an interest in design. This week’s class is Photoshop/Illustrator. It is daily through Aug. 7. The cost is $25. Registration is required. Call 751-1206.

Mexican fiesta

Chabad Jewish Center is hosting a Mexican Fiesta from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, in Cafe Chabad at Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash. The Mexican buffet includes fish tacos, faji-

tas, tortillas, burritos, nachos, guacamole and more. There is a cash bar available. The event is open to adults only. The cost is $22; half price for friends. Reservations are required. Call 793-5200.

Museum luncheon

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum is hosting the Herbal Delights Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the Richardson History House at 201 Riverside Drive. The event is teatime dress and includes vendors, tours, dulcimer music and raffle. Proceeds to benefit the museum. The cost is $20. Reservations are required. Call 683-5692.

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Tony Jones enjoys the children, as he photographed Celebration of Kids, part of the summer reading program at the College Hill library.

Photographer’s life story more than open-and-shutter

In May 1958, cosmic forces aligned to present us with a gifted artist and an exceptional individual. Tony Jones was born in a taxi speeding to the hospital for his birth. Beginning life in a fast moving vehicle, Tony has been on the move ever since. At the time his mom was living with her grandmother in Wyoming, while his dad served in the Air Force in Greece. From birth to age 4, he lived in Washington, D.C., San Antonio and Mississippi. By kindergarten, they were back with grandma. When his father was discharged, the family moved to Pleasant Ridge. By the second-grade they moved to Woodlawn. From grades four-seven he attended St. James of the Valley in Wyoming. He and wife, the former Sue Bartlow, have been together 30 years. They met at Ohio University, when

both were fine arts students. Just friends until Tony moved back to Cincinnati to at UPI, Evelyn work they began Perkins dating and Community e v e n t u a l l y to Press decided marry. columnist W h e n they first moved to Clifton, Sue’s parents visited and were welcomed by bullets flying through the treetops. After 16 years of fruitless complaining to authorities about potholes, bad sidewalks and the lack of snow removal, Tony decided he would rather his tax dollars pay for schools than jails. Three years ago the Joneses moved to Wyoming, where they are very happy. Tony is a sports car nut, and belongs to several dif-

By Rob Dowdy

It’s summertime, and for the last 19 years that means the Cincinnati Pops will be playing a free concert in Forest Park. The 20th annual Concert on the Green will be Friday, July 31 on the front lawn of Union Central Life Insurance Co. The event features music by the Pops, entertainment from magician Matthew Brian Taylor and some other surprises. Forest Park Economic Development Director Paul Brehm said the event has

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with their route. News photography involves more than pointing and clicking. Over his 21year career he has witnessed many horrors photographing fatal accidents and burned bodies, and worked with the sheriff’s department on missing persons cases. “You have to remain professional when seeing these things,” he said. Highly respected in his field, Tony has received the Award of Excellence from the International Society of Newspaper Design, Gannett’s Well Done Top Photo Award twice, Lincoln University’s Unity Award in Media, and the Associated Press Photo of the Year Award. 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.

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ferent sports car clubs. “My first car was a 1960 TR3 that I bought in 1975. They fall apart fast. I continually replaced transmissions, carburetors and an electrical system.” Upon graduation from OU, he took the position of part-time photographer at the Athens Messenger and became chief photographer. The head of the OU photo department saw his work and offered him a position as adjunct professor. Later, he contacted Gannett’s Talent Pool, who offered Tony a job at the West Virginia Herald Dispatch. Sadly, Tony was subjected to racial slurs while photographing events. When a position opened at the Cincinnati Enquirer, Tony applied and became their first African-American staff photographer. As a youngster, Tony delivered the paper in Hartwell, helping friends Mark and David Kutney

What's going on?

What: Concert on the Green When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 Where: The front lawn of Union Central, at the corner of Waycross and Mill roads. The grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for family picnics and pre-concert entertainment. Cost: Free remained family-friendly for 20 years, and said the concert has also remained free, making it one of the few free Cincinnati Pops concerts left. “That’s what people want to see,” he said.

Not many things are expected to change for this year’s concert, and Brehm said that’s due to the annual success of the event. People enjoy the way its done each year, he said, so the city, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Union Central plan to keep that consistency again this year. Families are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs, and refreshments will be available for purchase. As usual with an outdoor event, the crowd size will be determined by the weather, which Brehm said he’s hoping remains nice. Crowds ranged from 3,000 to 6,000 in recent years.


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Venus and Mars, 7:30 p.m. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. Plus-level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Wyoming. Cruisin’ The Loop, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Downtown Sharonville, Creek and Reading roads. Social event for classic car owners. Entertainment by On The Air Entertainment and local bands. Sharonville Downtown Business Group sponsors cornhole and split-the-pot. Free. Presented by Downtown Sharonville Loop Merchants Association. 563-1144. Sharonville.


Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 956-3797. Evendale. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood. Happy Hour, 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 671-1805. Springdale. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 984-9804. Blue Ash.


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


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Oldies and classic rock music by the Remains. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259. Blue Ash.


Fitness Sampler, 7 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Variety of group fitness classes taught in strength training, fat burning cardio, relaxation and freestyle movement. Bring three 10-pound hand weights. With Phyllis Calhoun. Free. 346-3910. Springdale.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Fifteen-minute screenings. Coverage varies. Financial assistance programs available. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Springdale. Senior Fitness Sampler, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Continues Thursdays through Sept. 3. Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Six-week exercise class featuring different styles of exercise each week. With certified Senior Fitness Instructor, Melissa Schmit. All fitness levels welcome. Ages 60 and older. Free. Presented by Personal Touch Home Health Services. 207-6406. Springdale.

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


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 563-9484. Sharonville. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1


Woodworking Demonstrations, 9:30 a.m. Mixing and Using Dye Stains. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 421 E. Kemper Road. Free. 671-7711. Springdale.


Lost Paintings of Charley Harper, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Fabulous Frames Sycamore, 4898862. Sycamore Township.

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Lost Paintings of Charley Harper, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Fabulous Frames Sycamore, 4898862. Sycamore Township.


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


Village Squares, 8 p.m. St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Ave. Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Glendale.


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


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. 50 cents per taste. 984-9463. Montgomery.

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Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 984-9804. Blue Ash.


Tractor Jam, 2 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road. Country and Bluegrass music, pig roast, hayrides, antique tractors and more. Benefits Gorman Farm. $10. 563-6663. Evendale.


Concerts on the Green, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Featuring Poco Loco. Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square. Bring seating. Picnics welcome. Show moves inside for bad weather. Free. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333. Glendale.


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


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 563-9484. Sharonville. Glendale Heritage Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Glendale Heritage Museum, 771-4908. Glendale. Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville. Tri-County Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 671-0120. Springdale. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood.


Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Gemstone beads, crystals, pearls, hand-made glass beads and unique beads and clasps. Presented by Intergalactic Bead Shows. 888-729-6904. Sharonville.


Fitness for Two, noon-12:45 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 985-6730. Montgomery. Pilates Reformer, 10:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Designed to strengthen and lengthen, focusing on the core. $35 per class, introduction series required. Registration required. 985-6730. Montgomery.


Lady Distance Classic 5K/10K & Family Festival, 7:15 a.m.-11 a.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Check-in begins 6 a.m. Race: women and children only. Family festival includes pony rides, moon bounce, tattoo art and hands on activities. $30 for race. Registration required, available online. Presented by Fleet Feet Sports. 793-8383. Blue Ash. Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Choose from basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football, and lacrosse. Ages 5 and up. $250 for six. Presented by Sports Progression. 335-5283. Montgomery. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2


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

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



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

Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, 984-9463. Montgomery.

Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4, free ages 12 and under. Sharonville Convention Center, 888-7296904. Sharonville.



Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 984-9804. Blue Ash.


Gorman Heritage Farm is hosting Tractor Jam from 2 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Evendale. The event features country and bluegrass music, pig roast, hayrides, antique tractors and more. Proceeds to benefit the Gorman Farm. The cost is $10. Call 563-6663. M O N D A Y, A U G . 3


Summer Studio, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Photoshop/Illustrator. Daily through Aug. 7. Art Institute of Cincinnati, 1171 E. Kemper Road. Creative workshops taught by the school’s professional staff. Workshops are open to high school students and educators with an interest in design. $25. Registration required. 751-1206. Springdale.


Yoga, 7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Weekly through Oct. 5. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Stretching, breathing and relaxation designed for self-control, selfawareness and self-appreciation. Ages 12 and up. $63, $60 Sharonville residents. Registration required. 563-2895. Sharonville.


Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 721-3323. Springdale.


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


Bobcat Goldthwait, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Comedian, writer and director. $15. 984-9288. Montgomery.

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Zumba, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Weekly through Aug. 25. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Uses Latin dance rhythms such as Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Flamenco and Reggaeton. Ages 12 and up. $38, $35 residents. Registration required. 563-2895. Sharonville. Belly Dance, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Meets Tuesdays through Aug. 25. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Learn the basics and fundamentals of tribal style belly dance. Includes strengthening isolations, dance combinations, graceful posture and lead and follow techniques for group improvisation. Ages 18 and up. $43, $40 resident. Presented by Sharonville Parks and Recreation Department. 563-2895. Sharonville.



Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville.

Wyoming Farmers Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues. Local organic and sustainably raised fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat, and carefully produced cottage products. Presented by Wyoming Farmers Market. 761-6263. Wyoming.



Essential Career Workshops, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Job Search and Self-Marketing Techniques. Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center, 10100 Reading Road. For individuals who plan to make a career or job change and those who want/need to be prepared in the event of a job change/loss. With Mary Ann Davis, M.A. LPC, Master Career Counselor, Life/Work Counselor, Distance Credentialed Counselor. $40. Registration required. Presented by Your Career Plan. 665-4444, ext. 4. Evendale.

Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 721-3323. Springdale. Lobster Tuesdays, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square. Chef Nathaniel Blanford features lobster dinner special. Reservations recommended. 722-3333. Glendale.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 563-9484. Sharonville. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville. Tri-County Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 671-0120. Springdale. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood.

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Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Environmental Enterprises Inc. 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. Acceptable items include paint, household and auto batteries, thermostats, antifreeze and more. Hamilton County residents only. Proof of residency required. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7700. Sharonville.


Mat Pilates, 7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Weekly through Sept. 30. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Ages 16 and up. All fitness levels welcome. $58, $55 residents. Registration required. Presented by Sharonville Parks and Recreation Department. 563-2895. Sharonville.


Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 5636663. Evendale.


Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 721-3323. Springdale.


Groovin’ on the Green Series, 7 p.m. Music by Beatles tribute band Eight Days a Week. Village Green Park, 400 Wyoming Ave. Summer concert series. Bring seating. Picnics welcome. Food and drinks available. Free. Presented by Wyoming Business Association. 842-1382. Wyoming.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 563-9484. Sharonville.


Heritage Village Museum, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 563-9484. Sharonville. Gorman Heritage Farm, noon-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville. Sharonville History Museum, noon-4 p.m. Sharonville History Museum, Creek Road and Main streets. Home to a variety of Sharonville memorabilia, and contains an extensive file collection about area residents, buildings and other places in and around Cincinnati. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville. Tri-County Mall, noon-6 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 671-0120. Springdale. Kenwood Towne Centre, noon-6 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood. PROVIDED

Macy’s Music Festival Cincinnati will be held at Paul Brown Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1. Fantasia, pictured, Anita Baker, John Legend, Robin Thicke and more are scheduled to perform. For tickets, visit


Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 3355283. Montgomery.


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company puts on the comedy about a man who really likes the thought of getting married in “Engaged.” It is July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-9, at the company, 719 Race St., downtown. Tickets are $20-$26. Call 513-3812273 or visit


July 29, 2009

Tri-County Press


Summertime and the living is … ?

I wouldn’t be surprised if Psalm 23 was written in summertime. You know how it goes, “He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he refreshes my soul.” Summer invites tranquility, feeling at one with nature, choosing some positive and relaxing times in our lives. Here are some of the lessons of summer. Slow down: “There is more to life than increasing its speed,” said Gandhi. Most of us moderns feel obsessively driven. We stay on the treadmill all year long. We fear the silence of solitude or experience a certain personal guilt if our list of expectations isn’t accomplished immediately. Contemplative monk Thomas Merton considered excessive busyness a way

of doing violence to ourselves, “There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence … and that is activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace.” Summertime is freneticisms antidote. It’s the time for which hammocks and lawn chairs were made, bicycles, tree-lined walking paths, picnic baskets and the song lyrics “slow down, you move too fast, you gotta make the morning last.” Notice: St. Benedict, the monk who founded the

Benedictine Order, had a novel approach to help his novices live in the present moment – which is the only place we really live. During their novitiate he asked them to temporarily take a special vow – Fidelity To The Present Moment. It meant a deliberate, concentrated giving of attention to what is immediately before you. “Age quod agis,” in Latin, “Do what you are doing.” He wanted them to notice and feel even the mundane. If washing dishes, notice the look and feel of the swirling soapy water, the sound, the smoothness, the comforting circular motion of their hand. This vow of attention required them to let go of the tendency of trying to do multiple things at once (no praise for multitaskers), of

acting thoughtlessly, or to live in the past and worry over the future. The present moment has a fullness all its own. Take off your shoes: Literally and figuratively summer says “Take off your shoes and walk in the grass, feel the earth on which you live, take a deep breath. Life’s too short for tight shoes. Loosen up and stop frowning. Touch the earth, the trees and flowers. At least for awhile resign as General Manager of The Universe.” Many burdens we carry are not even ours to carry. Summertime says “Take that load off your shoulders

and let me refresh you.” Enjoy: That’s what the table server says as he or she places our food before us, “Enjoy!” We like the invitation. God says the same thing as he spreads before us the smorgasbord of life that Genesis says he found so good. One of my favorite prayers in a Sunday Mass says: “Lord, open our eyes to see your hand at work in the splendor of creation and in the beauty of human life. Touched by your hand, our world is holy. Help us to cherish the gifts that surround us, to share your blessings with our brothers

The Maysville Players, The Downing Performing Arts Academy and the City of Maysville

Make sure debt is yours before you pay it During these tough economic times many people are faced with unpaid debts. In addition to bills you truly owe, you may also be hit with collection letters from companies who just hope you’ll pay. Some of these are socalled Zombie debts, those more than seven years old that have been sold to debt collection companies. Such bills often don’t belong to you, but are sent anyway because so many years have gone by and people have moved. Nancy Beasley of Sharonville got such a bill for a debt dating back to 1994. “I went to the Web site of the bill collection company and there’s no Web site listed. All I found were links to complaints,” she said. This bill collector wanted Beasley to pay more than $2,000, for a bill belonging to a company of which she never heard. “So I called the company and told them and they said they would erase the debt. I just want other people to be aware of these letters coming out,” Beasley said. Clara E. Martin of Anderson Township also got a collection letter for a debt that’s four years old. It was for an unpaid parking lot fee. But, upon close examination she found the license number for the car listed never belonged to her. “If they had the correct license number then I would say, ‘Well, this could possibly be something legitimate.’ But it’s not,” she said. Although she wrote the bill collector and disputed the bill, it didn’t seem to make any difference. “Just recently I received another letter from them. This letter is not different than the first one, so this is not in response to what I wrote,” Martin said. So I told Martin to send another letter to the bill collector saying she doesn’t owe the debt – and send the letter by registered mail so they have to sign for it. That way you have proof they received it. She did that and has not heard from them again. Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you

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need to send such a letter to protect y o u r rights. If you feel the debt is not yours, tell the bill collector in

writing to provide proof it belongs to you. Do not admit the debt is yours unless you are sure. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

and sisters, and Father Lou to experiGuntzelman ence the joy of life Perspectives in your presence.” To which I say a great, “Amen!” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.


The Eleventh Annual

ROSEMARY CLOONEY CONCERT Saturday, September 26th 6:30pm On the Historic Streets of downtown Maysville just 40 minutes from downtown Cincinnati Tickets include a butler served dinner and a concert with Motown Legend Smokey Robinson



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July 29, 2009

Chocolate ’chips’ in to elevate zucchini bread

I’ve been picking my Italian round zucchini, my Lebanese zucchini and my regular zucchini every day. I’ll make stuffed zucchini for supper tonight and if I have time, a chocolate zucchini bread. I wanted to share that recipe since it’s a little different than the norm.

Chocolate zucchini bread/cake

From an anonymous reader. I haven’t tried this yet but it looks delicious. Let me know how you like it. It’s a cross between a bread and a cake, so either name is appropriate. 1

1 ⁄2 cups shredded zucchini 1 cup flour 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder


⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon allspice 1 ⁄2 cup Rita canola oil 1 Heikenfeld ⁄2 cup sugar Rita’s kitchen 1 ⁄2 cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 ⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9-by-5 loaf pan. Set aside shredded zucchini. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside. Beat oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well blended and fold in zucchini. Add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in

chips. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 to 65 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool 10 minutes, then remove and finish cooling.

Mary Simon’s Catalina dip

From Rose Kutschbach – her mom’s recipe, an alltime favorite. “Mom passed away in ’95 but memories will always be there for us,” she told me. Well said! 1 pound cream cheese, softened 16 oz. Catalina salad dressing Garlic salt to taste

Mix with mixer until smooth and creamy, but thick consistency. Use vegetables, crackers, chips or pretzels for dipping.

Baked pasta and chicken

I made this for the grandkids and they (and the adults) loved it. 2 cups whole wheat or regular pastina (or any short pasta) Olive oil 2 chicken breasts, cut up – a good 3 cups or so 1 nice onion, chopped – about 11⁄2 cups 2-3 teaspoons garlic or bit more to taste 28 oz. diced tomatoes with juice 3 cups mozzarella Parsley, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Topping: 1 cup bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese mixed Butter or substitute Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook pasta until just tender, about five minutes. Drain and set aside. Mean-

while, film bottom of pan with olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for a couple of minutes. Add onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until onions are soft and chicken is cooked, about five minutes. Put into bowl with pasta. Add tomatoes, mozzarella, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Put in sprayed casserole. Sprinkle crumb mixture on top, dot with small bits of butter. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

*Water vs. Juice for kids in sports: For Bill, a Northeast Suburban Life reader, whose kids are playing sports. Hydration is paramount. If an activity lasts less than one hour, water is fine. If it lasts 60 to 90 min-

utes or longer, a 6 to 8 percent carbohydrate sports drink or diluted fruit juice (to dilute juice from concentrate – and try to use 100 percent juice – use at least twice the water recommended) is good. * Information from “The Official Snack Guide for Beleaguered Sports Parents” which yours truly, along with three talented colleagues, wrote!

Coming soon

Boccone Dolce for Jean Jimmy Gherardi’s not so Hidden Valley Ranch dressing Tink’s Blueberry Buckle Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

United Way using social media for fundraising United Way of Greater Cincinnati is turning to an online-based fundraising campaign, the Give 5 – Diaper Drive, as a way to buy

100,000 diapers and help local families cope with the economic crisis. The Give 5 – Diaper Drive is a social media-driv-

en effort that supports United Way’s top two priorities – helping children succeed and families attain financial stability. The campaign will

help local community service agencies that are experiencing a shortage of diapers to distribute to clients. The Give 5 – Diaper Drive

asks people to contribute $5 and then pass on the message to five friends through Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, other social media venues, and e-mail. People interested in contributing to the diaper drive can make their donations at The average monthly cost of diapers can be up to $60 – $100 depending on a child's age. Public assistance, including food

stamps, doesn't pay for diapers, and local agency partners are not receiving adequate diaper donations to meet clients’ needs. United Way will work with agency partners to distribute the diapers to families in need in Greater Cincinnati. For more information on the Give 5 – Diaper Drive, visit You can also call United Way 211 at 2-1-1.

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Mount Notre Dame student honored Kim Allaire, daughter of Michael and Gina Allaire of Evendale, was awarded the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive – the Gold Award. The Gold Award is given to a Girl Scout who creates a project that fulfills a need within her community, promotes change and, hopefully, becomes an ongoing work. Allaire completed her

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Job expo

The 14th annual Greater Cincinnati Job Expo will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, 3254 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. Employers from across the region will be available to meet with job seekers. Also, Enquirer Media will present a free one-hour seminar for all job seekers, beginning at 9 a.m. The seminar will discuss hiring trends, how hiring managers select ideal candidates, tools for successful resumes and interviews, achieving happiness in a future job and getting results. Free transportation will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis by the

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Goodin joins Board

Graydon Head attorney Steven P. Goodin of

Wyoming has joined the Board of Trustees for the Center for Chemical Addic-

tions Treatment (CCAT), a non-profit drug treatment center headquartered in the

West End. His past work as state, federal and military prose-

cutor brings a unique perspective to the board. “Sadly, drug addiction is the root cause of most criminal activity in our area,” Goodin said. “The CCAT House provides a valuable resource for anyone who is serious about recovery, and it will be my pleasure to help the program continue to thrive in such challenging times.” Goodin’s Graydon Head practice focuses on white collar defense and investigations, as well as administrative, municipal and elections law. He also has significant experience in labor law, non-compete agreements, the defense of civil rights claims and criminal defense. Prior to joining Graydon Head, Goodin tried dozens of jury trials for the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and worked as a JAG prosecutor with the XVIII Airborne Corps. He also served as a Special United States Attorney and maintained his own downtown law practice. In addition his work with CCAT, Goodin remains very active in the Greater Cincinnati community. He is a past trustee of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit

A u t h o r i t y, the multijurisdictional government body that oversees the Metro bus line. He Goodin serves on the Board of Trustees for the River City Correctional Center, a state-supported lockdown drug treatment facility for non-violent felony offenders. He also performs pro bono legal work of the Disabled American Veterans Network and Pro Seniors, and remains active with his U.S. Army Reserve unit. Goodin is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he earned his J.D. He also earned his B.A. from Miami University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and member of the University Executive Committee. CCAT is a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment center that serves the Greater Cincinnati area. CCAT offers comprehensive services and effective support systems, including detoxification, short-term residential treatment aftercare, and programs for families.

Save with a purpose Even though I make decent money, I can’t seem to get ahead. Why is saving so difficult? The primary reason people fail to save is that it is so easy to spend. Indeed, you have hundreds of opportunities every day. To become a saver – and build financial security – you must make it a priority. Ideally, you would save 10 percent of your income for later needs. If that seems impossible, start with any amount, but pay yourself first. Another reason it’s tough to save is that saving alone seems abstract. It’s much easier to earmark funds if you can envision what the money will buy down the line. Start with a small, realistic goal, and set aside a few dollars toward it each time you are paid. Find extra dollars, too, by watch-

About this column

This column is a public service of Advantage Debt Management of America, a non-profit agency based in Cincinnati since 1934. ADMA offers credit counseling faceto-face or by telephone in Beechmont, Finneytown, Florence, Sharonville and Western Hills. Consultations are free. To learn more, call 513-542-HELP (4357) or visit To submit a question, e-mail ing for spending “leaks” – those “automatic” purchases (snacks, drinks, magazines) that really add up. You’ll find small successes boost confidence, fuel the savings habit, and lead to even bigger goals and successes.

Library to hold book sale


More than 80,000 used books, CDs, DVDs, sets, and more will be available to the public as The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County hosts its Summer Warehouse Sale from August 13-16, 8456 Vine Street, in Hartwell. “We offer hardback and paperback fiction in every genre: general fiction, mystery, horror, romance, science fiction and westerns,” said Anne Keller, Friends’ executive director. “Our non-fiction collection covers a wide array of topics, such as art, biography, business, cooking, educational material, health and fitness, home improvement, military history, and travel, just to name a few. We offer an extensive collection of children’s books also.” Children books are divided into several sections, include classics, contemporary, award winners, and more, priced from 50 cents. Another popular area with a good selection is records. “Record collectors will love our collection of mostly classical music,” said Keller. “All of our records are priced at $1 apiece.”

There is also a good selection of movies on DVD and VHS, CDs, and recorded books. “Shop for books by your favorite authors or in your areas of interest,” she said. “Feel free to come by to just to browse. This is an opportunity to shop the entire inventory of books and other items we store at our warehouse for use in our annual book sales. We’re sure you will find something which will appeal to you.” A Preview Sale for Friends’ members will be on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Non-members can purchase a membership at the door beginning at $20 a year. Summer Warehouse sale hours are: • Thursday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. • Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday, Aug. 16, Noon-5 p.m. For more information contact the warehouse at 369-6035, e-mail, or visit http://friends.cincinnati

Religion Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

Chabad Jewish Center

The center is hosting a Mexican Fiesta from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, in Cafe Chabad. The Mexican buffet includes fish tacos, fajitas, tortillas, burritos, nachos, guacamole and more. There is a cash bar available. Music is by Zumba. The event is open to adults only. The cost is $22; Half price admission for friends. Reservations are required, and are available online. Call 793-5200 or visit The address is 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 793-5200.

Church of God of Prophecy

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

School Supplies are being collected for the children at Wesley Chapel in Over-the-Rhine. Vendors are needed for the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Crafters and vendors are invited to call the church for details. Summer Reading Group will discuss “Rebecca” by Daphne DuMaurier from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Call the church for details. COS Readers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Harper’s Point Panera to discuss this year’s classic, “The Great Gatsby,” by F.Scott Fitzgerald. Contact the church for details. Looking ahead, September’s book will be “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief,” by Francis S. Collins. Disciple Bible Study is open for registration for fall classes. Disciple Bible Study is an intensive 32-34 week study of the Bible that includes elements of fellowship, prayer, video, Bible study and discussion. Call the church for details and a list of classes. Give Moms a Break is from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Reservations can be made by calling the church office. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

About religion items

The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the public. Deadline: Two weeks before publication date. E-mail: nesuburban@ with “religion” in subject line. Fax: 248-1938.

Connections Christian Church

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

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Epiphany has an informal support/care group for those who have family members suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The group meets Thursday mornings, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please call Pastor Lisa to make your reservation. Epiphany is offering Career Transitioning Ministry. It offers practical, personal and spiritual support for those who have lost their jobs or are concerned about losing their job, and for those who are able and willing to help those people. The group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at Epiphany United Methodist; and the second and fourth Tuesdays at River Hills Christian Church. The event is open to all. Contact Arlene Johnston at; Larry Poole at; or Matt Baker at The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist

The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon for the Blended Service and Sun-

day School. Membership At Loveland UMC – The first step is to attend an “Explore LUMC Breakfast,” where you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about Loveland UMC. Childcare is provided. Breakfast is held 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19; and Saturday, Nov. 14. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

New Church of Montgomery

The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Childcare is provided for all services. The church is continuing the summer series “Being an Efficiently Effective Family for Christ” Sunday, Aug. 2, with the message “Fending Off Family Feuds-I” based on the scripture reading Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Communion will be offered on this day. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sharonville United Methodist Church

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

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

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Sycamore Christian Church

Summer worship hours are 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday worship times are 9 and 10:30 a.m. The annual Reds Game is at 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, versus the Colorado Rockies. A free concert follows the game. The cost is $11. Pieces For Peace meets at 7 p.m. every Monday. Work on quilts for those in need, no experience needed. All are welcome. The church will host Lifeshapes, which are discipleship classes, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Lifeshapes are a series of eight lessons that teach tools to grow discipleship. L.I.F.E. (Loveland Inter Faith Effort) is collecting items for the program Fundamental Learning Materials for students in need. LIFE is currently collecting: Book bags, colored pencils, filler paper, erasers, book covers, folders (all types), glue, glue sticks, pencil boxes, pencils, pens, markers, scissors, 3-ring binders, 3-by-5 index cards, highlighters, compasses and protractors. No crayons, spiral notebooks or college rule filler paper. Bring them directly to the pantry at the church. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 5830371.

Tri-County Press

July 29, 2009 The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

Trinity Church

Open registration is currently being conducted at Trinity Child Development Center, 3850 East Galbraith Road. Half-day preschool classes will begin in the fall for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. The registration fee is $50 and health forms are required by the State of Ohio.


Space is limited. Call 791-4015 for more information and a tour of the center. Trinity Child Development Center (TCDC) has met the qualifications for the National Guard Child Care Program. Families of loved ones currently deployed in support of the Global War on Terror can have their preschool tuition paid by the Advocates for the National Guard Bureau of the Departments of the Army and Air Force. TCDC will be able to give a qualifying family the toll free phone number of the Advocates Program that will take them through the application process and collect all of their paperwork. Tuition is paid directly from the program to TCDC. Call 791-4015. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631.

Evelyn Place Monuments

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Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday.

60th Anniversary


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MT. NOTRE DAME H.S. - EVERY TUESDAY EVE. Ray and Jeanne Howcroft of Finneytown, are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary together. They were married in Cincinnati on July 22, 1949. The Howcrofts have had 6 children and twelve grandchildren.

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


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

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

Seek Jesus Share Jesus Serve Jesus

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

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

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday School 10:15

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




5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook


Trinity Lutheran Church

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

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

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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Friends for the Journey: Everyone needs a Deborah"

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



Traditional Service: 8:30 & 11:00am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:00am Sunday School: 9:30am


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

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

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

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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


Visitors Welcome

PRESBYTERIAN Northminister Presbyterian Church

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



703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors


The Presbyterian Church of Wyoming

225 Wyoming Ave. 513-821-8735

Sunday Worship: Traditional 8 am & 11 am Contemporary 9 am

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 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

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

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages


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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m.-noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are

found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager

Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. The next training dates are from 1-6:30 p.m, Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 2. Call 6125830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer

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Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

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American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – Seeks volunteer musicians for music therapy, featuring soothing music. Call 871-0783 or e-mail Also openings for volunteers in various areas. Call 745-1164. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the

across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-today non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail Letter writers needed – for a fast growing non-profit organization. Must be willing to encourage and cheer up an 8-year-old little boy, Chandler Miller, who is battling cancer. Miller has an inoperable tumor behind his left eye. No experience necessary. Please send “resume” to Chandler Miller c/o Team Chandler, P.O. Box 222, Goshen, OH 45122.

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board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – Seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards, and lap robes, as well as to make visits to patients. Training provided to fit your schedule. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 831-5800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located

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10816 Thornview Dr.: Moore Gerald T. & Joni L. to Scott Dani L.; $107,500. 5587 Dickens Dr.: Salo Carrie to Kayes Thomas G.; $117,500.


11815 Lawnview Ave.: Chandler Joyce K. to Clements Samantha; $88,000. 740 Smiley Ave.: Jpl Properties II LLC to Pez Jessica M.; $117,500. 962 Ledro St: Schatzel Leonard H. to Luttrell Carissa M.; $87,000.


1034 Burns Ave.: Butterfly Management Group LLC to Synergy Pmi Llc; $19,000. 114 Vermont Ave.: Mayne Elizabeth C. to Hoffman Matthew J. & Katherine M.; $183,000. 139 Grove Ave.: Cotton William H. & Patricia Davidson to Baldizan Jonathan A. & Lynsie R. Webb; $97,000. 323 Waverly Ave.: Sweeney Allison to Evans Michael P. & Karen L.; $190,000.

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removed at 11790 Lebanon Road, July 3. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 25 Jamestowne Drive, June 29. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11320 Chester Road, July 11. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 1410 Mallard Cove Drive, July 11. DVD player of unknown value removed at 12164 Lebanon Road, July 11. Water valued at $100 removed at 50 E. Business Way, July 12.


Danny Cox, 57, 11624 Timber Ridge Lane, operating vehicle intoxicated at Main Street and Creek, July 7. Veronica Hughes, 42, 1117 Imprint, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, July 7. Brandy Keefe, 34, 117 S. Cooper Court, theft at 2801 Cunningham Drive, July 11. Donald Rack, 25, 10544 Reading Road, assault at 10500 Reading Road, July 10.

Incidents/investigations Misuse of credit card

Theft, criminal damaging

Reported at 10760 Reading Road, July 11.

Vehicle damaged and GPS valued at $350 removed at 2265 Sharon Road, July 8.

Theft, criminal damaging, breaking and entering

Merchandise valued at $156.61 removed at 2801 Cunningham Drive, July 7.

Business entered and mower, grill, batteries and tires valued at $2,400 removed at 3790 Hauck Road, July 5.



Evenla Childs, 25, 813 Medosch, OVI at Sharon and Crowne Point Drive, July 12. Todd Merke, 38, 5135 Carthage Ave., possession of drugs at 7291 E Sharon Road, July 11. Ronald Johnson, 52, 7151 John Gray Road, drug paraphernalia at 2000 Kemper Road, July 10. Konrad Omettschenko, 39, 11364 Mosteller Road, drug abuse at 11155 Mosteller Road, July 10. Elaine Gray, 36, 336 N. Wayne Ave., OVI at I75, July 5. Tanya Hensley, 36, 476 Lebanon, possession at Sharon Road and Chester, July 5. Timothy Vinegar, 27, 7701 E. Bay Drive, theft at 10900 Reading Road, July 2.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 59 Williamsburg, July 12.

Deception to obtain a dangerous drug Reported at 8254 Vine Street, July 7.


Female reported at Wood Duck Drive, July 6.

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Thomas J. Kolde, 77, of Springdale died July 22. Survived by wife of 54 years, Helen (nee Hegener); children, Tim, Anita (Jerry) Burdett, Ron and Fr. Steve; grandchildren, Amber and Ryan Kolde, Ricky Hill, Alexis, Lindsey and Megan Burdett; siblings, Richard (Donna) Kolde; also sur-



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Domestic violence

Female reported at Sharon Park W., July 6.

Felonious assault

Victim stabbed in hand at 11473 Chester Road, July 12.

Theft, misuse of credit card

Credit card taken and used without consent at 2670 E. Kemper Road, July 13. Reported credit card removed and used at 2255 Sharon Road, July 4.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Reported vehicle used without consent at 4097 Sharon Park Lane, July 9.



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Ave., theft at 12105 Lawnview, July 8. Albert Calloway, 49, 202 Glenwood, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, July 8. Kyle Baxter, 24, 2149 Slane Ave., driving under the influence at 42 East I275, July 9. Adele Love, 55, 1420 Dantzler, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, July 10. Orlando Rivera-Perez, 20, 1106 Chesterdale Circle, theft at 1303 Chesterdale Drive, July 10. Jose Ramirez-Barroso, 34, 718 Rigdon, domestic violence, July 11. Nicholas Gonzalez, 25, 1012 Chesterdale, driving under the influence at 12100 Chesterdale Road, July 12. Delmar Ortiz, 23, 47 Princeton Square Circle, driving under the influence at 1350 Castro-Circlefield, July 13. Oscar Lopez, 32, 1284 Chesterdale Drive, disorderly conduct at 1284 Chesterdale, July 13. Casey Stump, 26, 8022 Snider Road, passing bad checks at 12105 Lawnview, July 13.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at Chesterdale Drive, July 6.

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 Gary Foust, 563-2249 or 563-0289; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 771-7882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.


Residence entered at 739 Ledro Street, July 7.

Criminal damaging

Window of residence damaged at 12058 Cornavin Court, July 9. $20 removed from cab at 11470 Springfield Pike, July 10. Rock thrown at vehicle at 490 Sharon Road, July 13.

Criminal mischief

Victim shot with paintball at 1 Lawnview, July 13. Items struck with paintball at 1 Lawnview, July 13.

Disorderly person

Reported at 11444 Springfield Pike, July 7.


Reported at Cedarhill Drive, July 7. Male reported at Galion Lane, July 9. Female reported at Cloverdale, July 10. Female reported at Cedarhill Drive, July 11. Female reported at Chesterdale Drive, July 12.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Oberlin Court, July 10.


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Joes Estrada Sanchez, 26, 8380 Anthony Wayne, OVI, leaving the scene, no driver license and open container, July 18. Nicholas A. Grubbs, 18, 12149 Brisbin Place, OVI, speed, lighted lights required, July 17.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Residents threatened at Compton Road, July 17

Breaking and entering

Incident at Wyoming high school on Pendery Avenue, nothing taken, July 15.

Victim threatened at 110 Boggs Lane, July 9.

Money and jewelry taken on Grove Court, July 15.

Menacing Theft


Golf equipment valued at $685


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removed at 505 Kemper Road, July 6. Reported at 1274 Chesterdale Drive, July 10. Merchandise valued at $475 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, July 11. Cell phone valued at $400 removed at 800 Kemper Road, July 11. $20 taken at 11444 Springfield Pike, July 12. Deposits of unknown value removed at 55 Progress Place, July 13. Jewelry valued at $105.90 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, July 13.

Check forged at 155 Kemper Road, July 13.

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vived by many nephews, nieces and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Gertrude Kolde; and siblings,Harry (Henrietta) Kolde. Services were July 25 at St. Michael’s Church 11144 Spinner Ave. Memorials to: Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 701 E. Columbia Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45215; or St. Michael’s Religious Education Program.


In a style called “Minimal Realism”, Charley captured the essence of his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. He contrasted his nature-oriented artwork with the realism of John James Audubon — his style distilled and simplified complex organism and natural subjects. Yet they are often arranged in a complex fashion. His original artwork is displayed in museums & contemporary galleries around the world.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Wyoming City Council will hold public hearings on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 800 Oak Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215 on the demolition of the structures located at 514 and 516 Van Roberts Place, Wyoming, OH 45215. The public is invited to attend and comment. Individuals requiring special accommodations to participate or attend should contact the City Building 72 hours prior to the meeting. Large type copies and other accommodations are available upon request. Robert Harrison City Manager 1001486781


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John Orlando, production manager at the Sharonville plant, explains the gear production for the Taurus.

Transmission parts for the 2010 Ford Taurus are being manufactured at the Sharonville plant.

Ron Ingram, left, and Tom Folzenlogen assemble lube dams for the clutch.

Bill Stamm offloads clutch carriers, lining up the holes.

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Ford’s Sharonville plant on Sharon Road is manufacturing transmissions for the flagship 2010 Ford Taurus. The latest model was showcased recently during a tour of the plant, where transmissions are manufactured for a variety of cars and trucks. “We start out with a raw material and come out with a finished product, said Darryl Hazel, senior vice president. “Every (Ford) vehicle in North America has some piece of it out of this facility.”


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


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