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Among the best, but no rest Wyoming focuses on improving By Kelly McBride

Taste of Gold

The Aug. 5 doings at Gold Star Chili in Bellevue, Ky., had everything you need for a swell affair – the unveiling of a wonderful mural painted by a world-renowned artist, good food and good people. Wyoming was wellrepresented: artist C.F. Payne, 1972 Wyoming High School graduate; Charlie Howard, fourth generation Wyomingite and director of marketing for Gold Star Chili, and Justin and Shawnta Buckner, Wyoming residents depicted in the mural. To top it off, Brownings of Wyoming framed the original mural painted by Payne. SEE LIFE, B1

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Student achievement data from the last school year has shown that performance among Wyoming students have risen Increases over last year’s numbers, showwere seen ing gains in at Elm, achievement Hilltop and throughout the district. Vermont Assistant primary Superintendent Wells schools, and Susan reported to at Wyoming W yoming’s Middle Board of Education at its Aug. School. 23 meeting on the district’s student achievement data. Wells reported that the district performance index score, at 110.4, was higher than last year’s


Wyoming Superintendent Gail Kist-Kline, center, and School Board Member Terry Marty, right, follow along as Assistant Superintendent Susan Wells reports on test scores among Wyoming students. top state rating of 110. Increases were seen at Elm, Hilltop and Vermont primary schools, and at Wyoming Middle School. Wells also reported gains in adequate yearly progress, showing achievement in all student subgroups. She highlighted data from Vermont, with a 114 out of 120 performance index rating. The middle school showed grade six results

that 100 percent of students scored at a proficient level or above in reading. “Even with the excellent scores, the district will systemically analyze student data to develop individual and group profiles to continually monitor academic progress,” Wells said in a statement. Among ideas to help students who are struggling is a mentoring program based on student need.

School board members said they want to make sure the district helps students improve test scores where needed. “We have expectations that they go on to college and I have concerns,” Board Member Deborah Allsop said, adding, “we’re doing a great job.” “The reality is these are really good numbers,” School Board President Todd Levy said. “But we want to be at the top.”

Grant to help Princeton prepare for emergency By Kelly McBride

Princeton City Schools has been awarded one of only three grants given to Ohio districts by the U.S. Department of Education to improve crisis management operations. The $239,000 federal grant will be used for the district’s 10 public and six private schools in Sharonville, Springdale, Evendale, Glendale, Woodlawn and Lincoln Heights. The other grants were awarded to Southwestern School District in Grove City and the Centerburg School District in Centerburg, according to Princeton schools. “This is great news for all the schools within Princeton’s borders, because collaboration and mutual aid are so important in crisis management,” Princeton Superintendent Gary Pack said.

“It’s important that everybody be on the same page. When something happens, the only way to handle it is through training everyone, instead of a certain few.”

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“This will strengthen the plans the district already has in place, which we welcome. At the end of the day, safety has to be a top priority.” “We just need to coordinate with them and plug them into an existing system,” said Cammie Mitrione, Springdale’s health commissioner. “Being prepared ahead of time, considering the possible emergencies and possible outcomes ahead of time is essential for a cohesive and useful response. “Public health has been developing and exercising emergency plans, receiving training on the

Incident Command System, participating in emergency training and identifying emergency communication systems,” Mitrione said. Princeton could begin receiving funding as early as October, according to the district. Police, fire and health departments in the six communities will provide staff over 18 months for safety assessments, training and plan review. “It’s important that everybody be on the same page,” Sharonville Fire Chief Ralph Hammonds said. “When something happens, the only way to handle it is through training everyone, instead of a certain few.

Mayor asks for cleaner, nicer village By Amanda Hopkins

Keeping the village clean for both residents and passersby is always at the top of Evendale Mayor Don Apking’s list. He asked residents to wait until Sunday nights to put garbage out on the sidewalks for pick-up. He said some residents are putting

garbage cans out as early as Friday afternoon. He also wants anyone who is working on vehicles at their home to keep them in the Apking garage. “It will really make the village

look a lot nicer,” Apking said. The village maintenance department is also in on the village clean-up. Apking said workers are maintaining two to three houses in the village that are not being kept up by the homeowners. He said the yards are being maintained to keep the village looking nice, and the owners of

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“This money will allow Princeton and first responders to interact more and be better prepared to work together in case of an emergency.” In its grant proposal, Princeton described a plan that would train the trainers. Representatives from each school, emergency response unit and key social service organizations will be trained, according to a Princeton news release. “Teachers, parents, counselors, nurses, food service workers, custodians and bus drivers will each receive training appropriate to their role and relationship with the schools and children,” the release said. “These individuals will in turn train their respective staff and/or members with specific attention given to potential language barriers and children and parents with special or fragile needs.”

Keeping Evendale beautiful Evendale Mayor Don Apking asks residents of the village to keep vehicles in disrepair in their garages and out of plain view. He also requests that residents wait until Sunday nights to set out ther garbage cans for pick-up. the nuisance properties will be charged for the village’s work.


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Specialty coffee shop plan percolates for Springfield Pike site By Kelly McBride


Site plans for The Bilog Coffee Bar and Gelateria would incorporate two storefronts at Chestnut Street and Springfield Pike.

A new business is brewing in Wyoming, as the city’s planning commission reviews a proposal for a coffee and gelato bar on Springfield Pike. Jon Boss read a report from planning commission during city council’s Aug. 16 meeting, which supported a proposal for The Bilog Coffee Bar and Gelateria. The cafe, which would occupy two storefronts at the corner of Chestnut Avenue and Springfield Pike, would include a drive through. “You’ll get good coffee quick,” owner Beth Piocos

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said. “And that includes espresso.” The menu would include specialty coffees and teas, as well as artisan gelato. “We’re going to make it on the premises,” said Piocos, who is also a Wyoming resident. Pastries, croissants and scones will also be served. “It’s light fare from all over the world, like tapas, mezze, hors d’ourvres and dim sum,” Piocos said. “They’re little bites,” she said. “It allows you to sample.” The cafe will center around a fireplace, and will include a tea room and a conference room that can be reserved for meetings. Piocos said she hopes to open by the holiday season. “The idea is to be the third place,” Piocos said, “where you want to be in addition to your home or work.” Boss said the planning commission supports the


Jon Boss of Wyoming’s Planning Commission explains a proposal for a new business on Springfield Pike. in fair condition, under wires and in poor planting sites. He said the city likely will remove about a dozen more ash trees this year. No emerald ash borers have been discovered in the city, but Lippert said some are suspected on private

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An Evendale village council committee is looking into ways to have healthier employees. The village committee is hoping to add incentives to employee health insurance that could encourage both employees and spouses who are also on the insurance plan to get their annual physical exam, stop

smoking and start exercising. “If we demonstrate some culture towards wellness, we Schaefer could influence premiums with incentives,” Council Member Christian Schaefer said. One idea that was proposed was to reimburse employees $100 on their premiums at the end of this yearfor every adult on their insurance plan that had

“If we demonstrate some culture towards wellness, we could influence premiums with incentives.”

Christian Schaefer Evendale council member

their annual physical exams by Aug. 31. Councilmember John Ranz said since a health insurance program is already established for 2010 that incentives be considered before a 2011


Goldfish swim

Springdale Parks and Recreation will hold the annual goldfish swim at noon, Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Community Center’s pool. Children 12 and under will attempt to catch more than 1,000 goldfish with their bare hands and take them home as new pets. This event is free to Community Center pool members.

Activity or Fitness members and guests pay the regular gate fee of $3 per person. Children should bring a plastic container to take home their new pet. For more information call Springdale Parks and Recreation at 346-3910.

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plan is approved. Both Ranz and other council members said that adding incentives like losing weight, quitting smoking or other things besides getting the annual physical could increase wellness throughout all of the village employees. Schaefer and Council Member Carolyn SmileyRobertson said they would talk with the council committee and would present other options for health insurance incentives at a later meeting.



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development plan, which it said meets criteria established by the city for a new business. “This adds to the excitement and potential for development in Wyoming,” Boss said. Also during the council meeting, Assistant Public Works Director Mike Lippert reported on progress related to the treatment of trees for emerald ash borer. The city has spent just over $19,000 of its $35,000 budget for treatment. Here’s how it breaks down: • $9,887 for soil injection of imidacloprid for 504 trees; • $5,411 for trunk injection of emamectin benzoate for 20 trees; and • $4,050 for 18 new trees. According to Lippert’s report, about 200 untreated trees stand in the public right-of-way. Those trees are


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Through Hazel’s eyes, family, community grow


Wanda Hendrix’s family gathered at her Springdale home: Judy Turner Burdette, Hazel, Carleen Kline, Jeremey Wheeler holding baby Peyton, Amy Wheeler with tots King and Heaven, Christian Wheeler, Lynda Shoemaker behind Christian, Carol Ferris, Lisa Partin behind Carol, Donny Partin, Brittany Partin, Paulette Caldwell, Riveur Caldwell, Danny Caldwell and Dylan Partin. she made it. Hazel has a long Springdale history. She is the second person I’ve met who was born at Maple Knoll. Her grandfather used to own the entire block where she lives. Over the years, he sold off some of the land lot by lot, and she lives in the same home where she grew

up. Hazel and her late husband bought the house in 1960 and enlarged it. She says Springdale’s growth has provided many conveniences, but still, she misses all the neighbors knowing each other. Back then, any adult was free to correct you, and you didn’t dare talk back. We remi-

nisced about canning vegetables and cleaning silver. She reared her children the old- fashioned way – with values. Her two sons shoveled snow for neighbors free of charge and delivered newspapers. Her two daughters babysat and had household chores. Hazel enjoyed her 14 grandchildren to the utmost. She and her husband would get several at a time for a week and then rest the next week. Today there are 18 great grandchildren, with the 19th on the way. Hazel and James Thomas Hendrix met just before he left to serve in Korea. They wrote each other, and married when he returned from the war. He was born in Sharonville and everyone called him Tom. He was a Springdale volunteer firefighter for 17 years. He took EMT classes to become a life squad member. From the age of 18, Tom worked for the New York Central Railroad for 43 years before he hurt his

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Gorman Heritage Farm will host a herding dog clinic on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12. Nationally known expert Joyce Burnham of Custom Stock Dogs will conduct the classes at the farm at 10052 Reading Road. Events manager Vicki Foster said the clinic is mainly for pet owners of working breeds such as border collies and Australian shepherds. Foster said

tration is required. The public may observe the sessions with paid admission to the farm. Gorman Heritage Farm is a 120acre working farm and outdoor education center, which invites its visitors to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting. For additional information about the herding clinic or other farm events, please call Vicki Foster at 563-6663 or visit the website at

that the herding clinic is a natural extension of the agility training popular with many pet owners. It’s good for handlers aiming toward American Kennel Club working certifications. Owners and handlers will have the option of enrolling for one or both days of the clinic, or to come for “instinct testing,” which is a shorter lesson or evaluation period for younger dogs or those who have never been around livestock. Pricing ranges from $40-$150 and pre-regis-

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ress. While working at Chick Fil-A, a 7-year-old boy asked her how old she was. Hazel told him she was 71, and his mother was mortified when he replied that she was really old. Hazel didn’t mind a bit; she finds children interesting. Hazel is still active, and goes dancing in Sharonville. She enjoys meeting people, and is an enjoyable person, herself. I had a great time visiting with her. 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.

back and retired. The couple traveled extensively to Kentucky, Tennessee, California, Nevada and New Mexico. They sailed on a cruise ship in Alaska, and on a whaling vessel in Maine. One time a humpback whale glided along with the boat but never surfaced. Tom enjoyed fishing, so Hazel learned how and became quite proficient. She caught a 20-pound halibut in the rain in Alaska. They had it filleted, frozen and shipped back home to enjoy. When the last of their four children grew up, Hazel returned to work at a dentist’s office, and as a wait-


Summer is the season when families come together to swap memories and give the young ones a sense of their history. In the wake of a sad time, Hazel H e n d r i x ’s relatives gathered at her Springdale home to honor the wishes of an Evelyn uncle who died last fall Perkins in Nevada. Community His ashes Press were shipped to Hazel for columnist interment at Vine Hill Cemetery. The family planned a brief service and burial to take place during their reunion. Just before that time, Hazel received a call from Judy Turner Burdette. Judy was looking through the family history at her home in Delaware, Ohio, and it turns out she and Hazel are second cousins. She promised to try to come to the family picnic, and by golly,



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Stacey Meyer, center, talks with 3- to 6-year-old kids during a session for Fernside at Blue Ash Presbyterian Church. Meyer is a volunteer with the nonprofit organization that helps kids cope with the death of a loved one. Their grief often is expressed in artwork, through games that encourage discussion, or when sitting in the sharing circle, where Meyer might ask: Who died in your family? What do you want to tell us about that? “She gives them the space and time to share their thoughts, and she listens to what they have to say,” says Mary McCutchen, Fernside’s vol-

unteer coordinator. “That’s very important. Because what children need to know is that they’re listened to, they’re understood, and somebody cares about them.” Meyer has been part of the growth of Fernside, which is now based in Blue Ash and is an affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati. She assists with fundraising and twice has volunteered at the agency’s teen retreat.

Preschoolers don’t provide feedback to volunteers the way teens do. But that’s OK, Meyer says. She knows she’s making a difference. Sometimes it’s a simple thing, such as a child holding her hand, or asking to sit in her lap. Sometimes it’s a child tugging on her shirt and whispering in her ear, “I need to tell you something.” And Stacey Meyer is listening.

Wyoming bureau meets needs of city’s youth By Kelly McBride

As Wyoming readies for a new school year, a new face will greet students as they adjust to things that are different and sometimes stressful. Meghan Shelton, who holds a master’s degree in social work and has had 10 years of experience, has joined Wyoming Youth Services Bureau as a counselor. “We know that back to school is challenging,” said Kimberly Hauser, executive director of youth services. “With that, we see anxiety among some students,” she said. “What will it be like in a new building, or what if friends have moved?” “We are here to provide support as they navigate through all of that.” Counseling is free, and there is no waiting period for sessions that are held in a living room environment. 4th Generation Family Owned & Operated Since 1919

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Counselor Meghan Shelton joined the staff of Wyoming Youth Services Bureau. “There’s less structure here, to help them talk about what they’re struggling with,” Hauser said. Youth services also offers parent education. “It’s easy as parents to think ‘I’m the only one struggling, and my kid is the only one struggling,” Hauser said. “And it’s hard to tell people.” The organization offers strategies to get through those challenges, she said. Wyoming Youth Services Bureau began in 1981 after community members became concerned about

youth “hanging out and not making good choices,” Hauser said. It started with one counselor and kids could just drop in. “We have seen tremendous growth,” Hauser said. An after school program, service learning, counseling, parent education and community education are among the programs offered by youth services. Service learning differs from community service because it has an educational component that’s learned in advance, Hauser said.

“We want to create a culture of volunteerism,” she said. That led to the creation of Make It Happen, a middle school service organization. This year, she said the group is working to raise money for the city to buy a piece of equipment that reads chips implanted in dogs. The chips identify a dog that’s lost or injured, but the city doesn’t have equipment to read them, so the animals have to be transported to a facility that offers the service. Or the chips are unable to be read and the dog isn’t identified. Many of the youth services programs have involved the community, and the community has been asked for support through volunteering or donations. Fund raising is critical to the bureau, Hauser said. Every year, several events are held to raise money to support the Wyoming programs. Among them are the annual appeal to residents, a golf outing set for August, a pancake breakfast in March and the annual Pooch Parade. More information about the youth services bureau, including ways to volunteer or support programs, can be found at

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Jack Galvin, left, and Richard Neubauer make strides during the Maple Knoll Village Olympic shuffleboard competition.

Maple Knoll residents go for gold in second annual Olympics By Kelly McBride

Maple Knoll residents gathered for camaraderie in competition as the retirement community held its second annual Olympics this week. The events, which included wacky games such as cotton pickin’ and wacky chipster, golf, fishing, ping pong and water games, were adapted to meet the skills of the participants. The competitive spirit was second to none, regardless of ability. In the cotton pickin’ event, athletes scooped cotton from a bowl with a large spoon. They raced in twos to a container, where they dumped the cotton. It took a steady hand and even pace to keep the lightweight cotton from falling. In Wacky Chipster, poker chips were tossed into a fish pond of paper fish arranged on the floor. Each fish was assigned a point value. Athletes had to strategize, aim and toss. Ned Willey, who lives at Maple Knoll, was part of the committee of residents who worked with staff members in the Wellness Center and Activity Department to choose games. “These are fun events that even handicapped people can participate in,” Willeysaid. “We tried to select events that are fun, where winning is not the goal, and the rules are adapted for senior play.” “We incorporate all dimensions of wellness into one big activity,” said Jon Williamson of the Wellness Center. They include physical, emotional, spiritual and social components, among others. Some events, like the fishing game, require strategy and counting points, which Williamson referred to as brain fitness. “We’re trying to hit that aspect, as well,” he said. “We don’t want anyone left out,” Williamson said. “We get everybody involved, because we can adapt any game to any ability.” One of the most important factors, he said, is socializing. The social components were a big draw for some residents. “It’s fun from the standpoint of being together with friends here at Maple Knoll,” said resident Emmet White, who won the gold medal in the Cotton Pickin’ competition. “Do you notice how happy people are here?” “The word ‘wacky’ is appropriate,” resident Jack Galvin said of Wacky Games. “The things they do are fun and people laugh at unusual things. “And nobody has an


Bob Hans aims carefully as he tosses a poker chip into the fish pond during the Maple Knoll Olympics.


Connie Smiley, left, and Mitzie Roediger take aim during the cornhole competition at the Maple Knoll Village Olympics.


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Charles Schroeder lines up a shot during the pool tournament in Maple Knoll’s annual Olympic competition. advantage over the others,” he said. Caryl Bopp said the games are mentally and physically challenging. “But it’s the camaraderie of being with other residents

and cheering each other on,” she said. “It’s fun in capital letters.” “Maple Knoll is one big family,” Williamson said. “That’s the mindset of framing these games.”


Gordon Jewett displays his catch during the Maple Knoll Village Olympic fishing tournament.

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LOVELAND-SYMMES: Firefighters from Loveland-Symmes, with help from Sycamore Township, Sharonville, fight a fire in Loveland.

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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP: Sycamore Township works with Blue Ash and other fire departments after an accident on Interstate 71 earlier this year.

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When emergency strikes and a 911 call comes in to the Hamilton County Division of Communications, a sequence of events is kicked off – and it all happens within minutes. • 911 call is answered, and the dispatcher collects information from the caller. • At the same time, emergency services are determined and codes are entered into a computer system. • The automated system notifies fire stations according to information from run cards (below). • Emergency crews respond to the alarm, and crews arrive at the scene. • All of this occurs within minutes of the original 911 call.


A mutual aid plan ensures a more effective response for fires like this one, which broke out near a day care in Sharonville over the summer. As calls come in to Hamilton County Communications, information is taken and emergency services are dispatched simultaneously. KELLY MCBRIDE/STAFF

Communities give and take through mutual aid By Kelly McBride

Each fire station compiles a run card, which is a pre-determined list of which vehicles will be dispatched, and from which station, depending on the emergency. This is a typical run card from the Wyoming Fire Department.


SHARONVILLE: If another community needs a heavy rescue vehicle, Sharonville firefighters will be dispatched to respond to the emergency.

When an emergency strikes, 911 is called, and residents expect their fire department to respond. What happens if the emergency requires equipment that their department doesn’t own? What if their fire department is already responding to an emergency that was called in 10 minutes earlier? To give residents the emergency services needed to keep communities safe, fire departments depend on each other, making sure that staff and equipment are available to their own areas, as well as surrounding communities. PROVIDED Sharonville, Blue Ash, Symmes Township, LoveBLUE ASH: Blue Ash fire fighters rely on Evendale emergency workers to help land-Symmes and Mason fire departments have with the rescue of a woman after a car accident in 2008. formed the Northeast Fire Collaborative, in which the So, if Sharonville is called to a house fire, other departments work together in purchasing and traindepartments will be called to provide equipment and ing efforts. That means if a Sharonville house catches fire, personnel to help, though no firehouse is left crews from Blue Ash, Loveland-Symmes, Mason and unmanned, in case another emergency call comes in. “None of the departments has enough staff on Sycamore Townships, among others, may also arrive duty to assemble in a timely fashion,” Lovelandat the scene. It’s called mutual aid, a complex system that Symmes Fire Chief Otto Huber said. “Mutual aid is necessary for the safety of firefightensures that adequate services are available in any ers and citizens,” Blue Ash Fire Chief Rick Brown emergency. Each department must abide by national stan- said. The chiefs said it’s even more effective due to a dards that require a certain number of emergency cooperative effort among the five departments that responders at a scene within minutes of a 911 call. Most departments don’t have enough staff at their combines training and purchasing efforts. “You can have mutual aid, but these firefighters stations on a daily basis, so they rely on each other. Fire chiefs fill out a run card, on which they have been trained on the same guidelines,” Huber choose neighboring departments to respond to their said. “They’re going to be able to work together more emergencies, depending on need, capability and effectively.” “It benefits the residents when your resources are availability. “It’s reciprocal, for efficiency of the service,” maximized and you need assistance,” Sycamore Sharonville Fire Chief Ralph Hammonds said. “And Township Fire Chief B.J. Jetter said. “The people want we always make sure people are available for the the service, and they want it quick.” Said Hammonds, “It makes sense.” next emergency.”

SCHOOLS MND celebrates 150-year history with reunion weekend Tri-County Press

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ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | Editor Dick Maloney | | 248-7134

Mount Notre Dame’s Reunion Weekend, to celebrate the school’s 150th anniversary, will be held Sept. 16 through Sept. 19. “This is a celebration in which the entire MND community can take part, not just alumnae,” says MND’s director of Alumnae Relations and Reunion Weekend coordinator Alisia Sullivan Davis. “MND’s Reunion Weekend offers events for every age and interest, and I am so excited at the response we have had thus far.”


Dominique Williams has enrolled as a computer science major at The University of Findlay for the 20102011 school year. Williams, a 2010 graduate of Princeton High School, is the son of Kristal Williams and Derrick McCloud.

Back To School Night

Evendale Elementary will host the back-to-school Night Thursday, Sept. 1, at the school. Grades kindergarten through two will meet at 6:30 p.m.; grades three through five at 7:15 p.m. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the event, as teachers will be giving out important information. For more information, call the school at 864-1200.


Evendale Elementary is selling 2011 Entertainment Books, which are available from any fifth grader or by stopping by the school. The books sell for $20. Proceeds will benefit the students’ annual Washington, D.C. trip. Evendale students are also selling Sally Foster Gift Cards, which are redeemable at

Through Sept. 16, Glendale Elementary will also be selling The Sally Foster Gift Cards to support the fifth grade in raising money for camp and other activities. The gift card allows supporters to shop at their convenience year round at, which has more than 200 items. Students can show family and friends the Sally Foster preview catalog inside sales packets. Gift cards are $20. Students should register as a seller at in the Seller Section for prize credit. Make checks payable to Glendale Elementary School. All money and gift card orders are due by Sept. 17. For more information, contact fifthgrade teacher Carol Orner at 8641300 or

Open house

Stewart Elementary’s open house will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, for parents to get information about the teacher’s plan for the school year. Parents of children in grades kindergarten, two and four will begin in the cafeteria at 5 p.m. and then visit the classroom at 6 p.m. Parents of children in grades one, three and five will begin in the classroom at 5 p.m. and then meet in the cafeteria at 6 p.m. Parents who want to learn about the gifted program will have a meeting at 7 p.m.

Power of the Pen

Princeton Community Middle School 2010 Power of the Pen Team recently finished seventh in the state. Michaela Dial, Josh Roberson, Mark Mendoza, Scheile Preston and Emma Schultz represented Princeton by traveling to Wooster College and competing against nearly 300 other schools. These students’ scores were combined to make Princeton among the elite Top Ten schools in Ohio. In addition, Mendoza and Roberson became state finalists – the top 50 in the state. Also, Mendoza and Preston will be honored in the Book of Winners for their third round of writing. Preston’s story “America the Lie” and Mendoza’s story “Go Fly a Kite” were chosen as the “Best of the Best” at the state level. This honor earned them a medal, a savings bond and publication in the elite Book of Winners.

MND’s Reunion Weekend will kickoff Thursday, Sept. 16, with a Women’s Nine Hole “Two- Women Social Scramble” at The Golf Course at Kings Island. “This is not your typical golf outing,” said MND’s director of the Grande Gala Jackie Siders of Loveland. “The light social atmosphere allows inexperienced golfers to enjoy the day just as much as the more competitive athletes.” The highlight of the golf outing happens on the seventh hole, where golfers are

challenged to hit a marshmallow off the tee for the “Longest Drive with a Marshmallow” contest. Participants will begin their day with muffins and mimosas and will finish with lunch. The festivities continue Friday, Sept. 17, with an alumnae-only, three-hour cocktail cruise aboard the Destiny Yacht. “The Destiny Yacht provides the perfect atmosphere for alumnae from over four different decades to come together and share


their stories of life at MND,” Davis said. “The breath-taking view of the city at sunset is definitely something to look forward to as well.” On Saturday, Sept. 18, the MND community will have the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane with the original theatre production “Mount Notre Dame: A History! (Abridged).” This one-act, satirical play will feature a cast of alumnae, current and former faculty and current students.

eligible for free or reducedprice benefits if the family income falls at or below the levels shown above. Families with children eligible for school meals may also be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals,


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Guests are invited to join the cast for a meet-andgreet reception immediately following the performance. The anniversary classes (those ending in “0” or “5”) will also come together on MND’s campus that evening for the Anniversary Classes Reunion/Homecoming Reception. Each class is given its own special area of the

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Great Oaks announces free/reduced lunch program Great Oaks Career Campuses has released its policy for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The federal income eligibility guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Application forms are being distributed to homes in a letter to parents or guardians and are also available during registration and at other times in the school office. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program official. Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits. Applicants who are denied benefits have the right to a hearing. The process is spelled out in the policy. In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information. Households may apply for benefits any time during the school year. If a household is not currently eligible and if the household size increases or income decreases because of unemployment or other reasons, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family





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There are several ways to keep in touch with high school sports coverage the Community Press newspapers provide. • Preps blog – • Twitter – • Facebook – Search for Community Press/Recorder Sports • Online stories and photos – Check in as Ohio sports writers Mark Chalifoux, Tony Meale and Nick Dudukovich, along with contributors like Adam Turer, give insight and news gathered as they cover the high schools under the Community Press umbrella.

This week at Wyoming

• The Wyoming girls’ soccer team beat Princeton 2-0, Aug. 23. Wyoming’s Nikki McKee and Michelle Jolston scored the team’s two goals. Girdler made four saves. • In boys’ golf, Wyoming finished first with a 161 against Seven Hills’ second place 165 and Milford’s third place 183, Aug. 23. Wyoming’s Adam Crider medaled after shooting an even par 36 on the front nine at Wyoming Golf Club. On Aug. 24, the boys placed first with a 167 against McNicholas Green’s 172, Madeira’s 180 and McNick Gold’s 189. Wyoming’s Dulemba medaled with 4 over par 38 on the front nine at Losantaville Country Club. The boys beat Reading 159-186, Aug. 26. • On Aug. 24, the boys’ soccer team shut out Roger Bacon 6-0. Wyoming’s Joe Panos and Nathan Meisner scored two goals each, and Jamie Meranus and Daniel Richtand scored one goal each. Evan Handler made four saves and Harrison Glover made five saves. • In girls’ golf, Indian Hill beat Wyoming 209-231, Aug. 24. Milford placed first with a 213 against Taylor’s 226 and Wyoming’s 243, Aug. 25. • In girls’ tennis, Lakota East beat Wyoming 4-1, Aug. 25. Wyoming’s Meredith Hennessy beat Strahan 6-3 6-4. On Aug. 26, Seven Hills beat Wyoming 5-0.

This week at Princeton

• The Princeton boys’ golf team placed 17th with a 348 in the Kings/Mason Invitational, Aug. 23. On Aug. 24, the boys beat Middletown Christian 165-166. Robert Samaniego of Princeton medaled with 2 over par 38 on the lakeside course at Shaker Run. • In boys’ soccer, Princeton beat Northwest 2-1, Aug. 25. Princeton’s Alton Reisen and Blake Scott scored one goal each. • In girls’ soccer, Princeton shut out Withrow 10-0, Aug. 25. Princeton’s Morgan Bullock and Ali Smith scored three goals each and Allie Porter and Miranda Woedl scored two goals each. • The girls’ tennis team lost to Kings 4-1, Aug. 25. Princeton’s Katie Ferchen and Maya Donaldson beat S. Bennett and Nenna in Princeton’s only win. On Aug. 26, the Princeton girls lost to Mason 5-0.

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Wyoming readies for week 2 with Turpin By Mark Chalifoux

High school football week one

The Wyoming High School football team played well enough offensively Aug. 26 to fend off Edgewood in a week-one win 21-7. The Cowboys defense held Edgewood to only one touchdown and head coach Bernie Barre said Wyoming will have to be even better for week two as the Cowboys prepare for Turpin, one of the top Division II teams in the state. “Football teams make the most improvement in the season from week one to week two and we will need to make some big strides in the next week,” Barre said. “Turpin is a very good team and we will have to play extremely well.” Wyoming quarterback Kyle Seyfried had a typical game, which included three touchdown passes and 184 passing yards. “He played great and Jonathan (Tighe) played very well,” Barre said. Tighe had six receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns. “I thought the offensive line did a great job at protection and Drew Perry played well,” Barre said. Perry had 47 yards on eight carries. Tyler Cornelius did a good job with his kickoffs and extra points, Barre said. Defensively, the Cow-

Wyoming games The Wyoming football schedule was missprinted in last week’s issue. Here is the correct version, which is also attached to the online preview story. Aug. 26 @ Edgewood – 8 p.m. Sept. 3 Turpin Sept. 10 Norwood Sept. 16 Reading – 7 p.m. Sept. 24 Mariemont Oct. 1 @ Madeira Oct. 8 @ Deer Park Oct. 15 Finneytown Oct. 22 @ Taylor Oct. 28 @ Indian Hill All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Princeton 31, Beavercreek 13

Senior Justin Cornwall had two touchdowns runs to help lift the Vikings to a 31-13 victory over Beavercreek. Junior quarterback Nate McGill was 6-for-10 passing for 48 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Northmont.

CHCA 27, Shroder 13


Wyoming senior captain Jonathan Tighe catches a 41-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Seyfried during the second quarter of Wyoming’s 21-7 victory over Edgewood Thursday,Aug. 26.Tighe caught six passes on the night for 114 yards and two touchdowns. boys held a good offensive Edgewood team to only one touchdown. Tony Davis, Tommy Campbell, Michael Travers and Eric Price led the defense and the Cowboys will need that defense to shine against Turpin. Turpin (1-0) defeated Loveland 24-6 in the first game of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. Turpin running back Will Stocker had 182 rushing yards and one touchdown in the win and will be the player the Cowboys need to stop in week two. Turpin quarterback Eric Martin completed 13 of his 19 passes for 202 total yards and two touchdowns. Barre said the Cowboys definitely have room for improvement before they face the Spartans. “I think we need to improve our tackling,” Barre said. “We played well overall defensively and did well runblocking, when we had the opportunity, but we just need to get a little more consistent on both sides of the ball.” Turpin is at Wyoming at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.

The CHCA football team earned the program’s 100th win with a 27-13 win over Shroder. Senior quarterback Nick Lawley threw two touchdowns to Austin Jones and ran for one more touchdown. Andrew Amend added field goals of 27-yards and 39-yards in the win. CHCA travels to Madeira (1-0) in week 2.

Roger Bacon 30, Mount Healthy 20

Leading Roger Bacon were Griffin Mouty, who had 27 carries for 66 yards and a score, and Brian Bien and Mike Jackson, each of whom had a receiving touchdown. Bien also had two interceptions. Roger Bacon (1-0) hosts Campbell County Sept. 3.


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Wyoming senior captain quarterback Kyle Seyfried throws a pass during Wyoming’s 21-7 victory over Edgewood Aug. 26 at Mason in the Crosstown Showdown. Seyfried was 15 of 24 for 184 yards and three touchdowns.

Wyoming junior Max Kadish holds his trophy for being selected as Wyoming’s Most Valuable Player in the Cowboys’ 21-7 victory over Edgewood in last Thursday’s Crosstown Showdown.

Vikings soccer off to good start on pitch By Tony Meale

This week at Moeller

• The Moeller soccer team beat Lakota West 4-1, Aug. 23. Moeller’s C.J. Polak scored two goals and Chris Nartker and Connor White each scored one goal. • In golf, the Moeller men placed first with a 301 in the Kings/Mason Invitational at Four Bridges Country Club, Aug. 23. Moeller’s Andrew O’Bryan medaled with a 3 under par 69.



Keeping it a draw

Wyoming sophomore keeper Abby Keller prepares to make a save during the Cowboys’ 1-1 draw against McNicholas Wednesday, Aug. 25. Junior Michelle Jolson scored Wyoming’s goal on an assist from junior Allanah Jackson. In Wyoming’s opening game 2-0 victory over Princeton, Jolson and senior Nikki McKee scored goals and Keller had 12 saves in the shutout.

The Princeton High School boys’ soccer team had been down this road before. In 2009, the Vikings opened the season with a 32 home loss to Northwest and sputtered through a dreadful 2-13-2 campaign in which they were outscored 38-9. On Aug. 25, however, with another season-opening match against the Knights – this time at Northwest – Princeton refused to falter. The Vikings won 2-1 with goals from Blake Scott and Alton Reisen. “This was a statement game for us and a confidence-builder,” Princeton head coach Jeff Hemphill said. “To come out and dominate the way we did, we’re hoping it keeps us going the rest of the season.” Hemphill said his team’s

athleticism was the difference against Northwest. “We were quicker to the ball and won a lot of balls in the air,” he said. “We dominated possession.” Athleticism will be Princeton’s strength all season, Hemphill said. “We could be a bit better technically, but we’ve got some guys who can run, and we have some big bodies,” he said. “If we can play together as a team, I think we have a good season ahead of us.” The Vikings will rely heavily on Scott and Reisen, along with Marcus Swafford and backs Andy Dunlap, Nick Cocco and Matt Shelton. Other contributors include Willie Bennett, Jacob Bent, Marcus Brown, Jonathan Casdaneda, Juan Galen, James Helton, Ben Jansen, Balla Konate, Luis Lemus, Yacin Mulebe, Nick Ross, Marquese Smith and Erker Tapia. Princeton hopes to finish

in the top half of the Greater Miami Conference – “We play in one of the toughest soccer conference in the state,” Hemphill said – and win at least eight games. The Vikings also hope to be more effective on set pieces. Princeton head a chance to equal its win total from last season in a game against Seven Hills played Aug. 31 after Community Press deadlines. The Vikings play at Wyoming (Sept. 2) and at Milford (Sept. 7) before opening league play against Hamilton (Sept. 14), Mason (Sept. 16), Sycamore (Sept. 21) and Colerain (Sept. 23). Princeton closes the month with home games against Loveland (Sept. 25), Middletown (Sept. 28) and Fairfield (Sept. 30). “We’re just trying to be as positive as we can,” said Hemphill, whose team starts several sophomores. “We already have half of our wins from last season,” he said.

Sports & recreation

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MND golf team off to fast start By Tony Meale

After qualifying for the state tournament in 2009, the Mount Notre Dame High School golf team is off to a 2-0 start. The Cougars boast wins over Fenwick (179-242 Aug. 18) and Mother of Mercy (167-172 Aug. 24). “I’m happy because we’re pretty inexperienced,” MND head coach Grayson FitzHugh said. “We’ve still got a little ways to go, but I like what we’re doing. We’re getting better every day.” MND advanced to state last year with a senior-heavy lineup featuring Kara Brinkmann, who now golfs for Ohio University. The Cougars’ lone returner from state is senior Chelsea Theobald, who has transitioned from supporting cast to leading lady. “I’d like her to be more consistent, and she’s getting there,” FitzHugh

The Cougars’ lone returner from state is senior Chelsea Theobald, who has transitioned from supporting cast to leading lady. said. “She’s working well with the sophomores.” Those sophomores are Malorie Mullinger of Blue Ash and Mackenzie Ward of Sharonville, both of whom shoot in the low 40s. “They’re both very athletic,” FitzHugh said. “They’ve really improved on their accuracy and don’t spray their shots as much.” Rounding out the top five are seniors Rachel DeLord of Maineville and Delaney Halpin of Golf Manor, who enters her first year on varsity. FitzHugh said Halpin drives the ball well but needs to improve on her second shots. Still, he is confident that she can be a solid No. 4 or 5 starter. Allison Westmeyer of Mason and

Bailey Venner of Indian Hill, meanwhile, will also be in the mix. FitzHugh said his team needs to improve in the short game to sustain its early season success. “We’re still giving away too many shots around the green,” he said. Nevertheless, he was impressed with his team’s showing in its first Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division match of the year; the Cougars shot a season-low 167 against Mercy, winning by five strokes. FitzHugh said MND, which last won the GGCL-Scarlet in 2007, is not overly concerned with its league finish. “I just want them to focus on getting better,” he said. “Last year we finished third in the conference and ended up going to state, and that’s what we’re working on. To me, that’s what’s most important.” MND won state titles in 2002 and 2003.

SIDELINES The Lindner Family Tennis Center is having several games and a clinic in the next few months. Mixed doubles tournaments are Sept. 18 and 19. Deadline to register is Sept. 11. Junior clinics are Sept. 11 to Oct. 2. Deadline to register is Sept. 1. Adult round robins start Sept. 13. Deadline to register is Sept. 1. For a registration form, contact Cathy Thomas, tennis director for the center, at, or 504-6738.

Fall youth sports

Springdale Parks and Recreation and Springdale Youth Boosters will be accepting registrations for youth volleyball, basketball and cheerleading the month of September. No tryouts. Fees include a uniform. Register at the Springdale Community Center. Call 346-3910 for more information.

Basketball tryouts

The Cincinnati Royals fifth grade boys basketball team will be having a tryout for their select Winter basketball team. The tryout will be 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 11, at Landmark High School, 1600 Glendale Milford Road.

The Royals have a rich basketball history and excel at the fundamentals. Contact the coach’s line at 8741454.

Girls’ basketball tryout

Midwest Lady Knights (formerly Kentucky Elite) has openings for fourth-grade girls who want to play on an AAU team. The Knights will play in fall and winter leagues to get ready for AAU spring season. The team teaches girls the fundamentals to take them to the next level. The coaches have coached basketball for more than 20 years in all levels. Call Dave Brock at 859-609-7111 or 513-460-2867.

Baseball tryouts

The Cincinnati Sharks baseball organization is preparing to conduct player evaluations for the multiple age groups for the 2009 season. The Sharks are recognized as a Program of Excellence and have teams in most age groups in the National and American divisions of the SWOL. Coaches are looking for a few high skill and character players with a passion for the game for the 2010 season. The organization has an emphasis on developing players for long-term success. Call 623-4171 for U16, AND 2567265 for U13.

Softball tryouts

The Southern Ohio Swarm 11U/12U youth fastpitch team is having tryouts for the 2011 team on the following dates:

• 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7 • 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12 • 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16 Contact Charlie Evans at 6736942 or visit

On a roll

Wyoming High School senior captain Joe Panos takes a shot during Wyoming’s 6-0 victory over Roger Bacon Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Wyoming. Panos had two goals and two assists on the night. Helping with the scoring were sophomore Nathan Meisner with two goals, sophomore Daniel Richtand with one goal and one assist, senior Jamie Meranus with a goal, and senior captain Aaron Linn and junior Daniel Zimmerman with one assist each. Junior Evan Handler (four saves) and sophomore Harrison Glover (five saves) combined at keeper for the shutout.

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More to budget woes than taxes

In the Air Force, I learned quickly that talk is cheap and action and accountability are everything. That’s why I felt compelled to respond to Mike Wilson’s op-ed entitled, “Taxes reason Ohio economy is struggling” (Aug. 18 TriCounty Press). Surprisingly, there was no mention of the near-collapse of our financial markets, which set off a tidal wave of pain for families and small businesses all across the state and country. Economists on both sides of the aisle have indicated that unemployment shot up and revenues dropped in 2009 because of Wall Street’s near-collapse and the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression. According to Wilson: Never mind the national recession, the real problem is that Ohio increased spending and didn’t reduce government. This isn’t true. Either Wilson has the Ohio government confused with the federal government, or he’s trying to do what most politicians do – say anything, hope you buy it,

and get elected. Despite the fact that the previous state budget totaled $52.5 billion and the current state budget totaled $50.5 billion, Wilson claims Ohio increased spending. As the numbers clearly show, we cut $2 billion dollars. In fact, this 3.9 percent reduction was the first in over a generation. For the previous 40 years, the budget averaged double-digit spending increases of 17.3 percent. Wilson also claims that tough choices weren’t made during the last budget. I bet there are more than 2,000 former state employees who would strongly disagree. I’m also sure there are a number of health and human services advocates who would disagree, as well as local libraries with reduced operating hours. These are just a few examples of the tough and painful choices made during the last budget. Cutting spending and reducing government wasn’t easy, but I did it and I expect to be held accountable. Lastly, the issue of taxes is a favorite of my Tea Party opponent. I have a record on taxes that I’ll gladly put to the test. We preserved a 16.8 percent income tax cut, even during a tough budget.

CH@TROOM Aug. 25 questions

Communities involved in the Connecting Active Communities Coalition are looking at ways to make bicycling consistent across municipalities. Do you think it is a good idea to encourage bicycles as a mode of transportation? Why or why not? “I think it’s a bad idea to encourage bicycles as a mode of transportation. “Despite the ‘green’ reputation of bicycles few people consider the fact that our automobiles/trucks use the least amount of fuel when cruising at a steady speed. When a line of cars forms behind a bicycle as drivers try to wait for a safe time to pass, each of these vehicles use more fuel than they normally would getting back to speed. “If you consider this is happening every time a car passes a bicycle, the bicycle becomes responsible for a larger ‘carbon footprint.’ “Then we have the issue that bicyclists seem to think they own the road. The law states that they are to stay ‘as far as possible’ to the right side of the lane. “How often do we see compliance here? When was the last time you saw a group on Loveland-Madeira or Remington Road in single file?” J.M.

What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? “Anything that helps the local economy (legally) is a good thing! I’m all for the Speedway event, if they can get it. I won’t be attending, though. Not my cup of STP. :-)” B.B. “NASCAR is an example of what went on 100 years ago in business when Rockefeller and Standard Oil ran the little guys out of the oil business.

Next questions Evendale Mayor Don Apking wants residents to wait until Sunday nights to put garbage out on the sidewalks for pick-up, and wants anyone who is working on vehicles at their home to keep thm in the garage. Are the mayor’s requests reasonable or out-of-line? Why? Would you consider buying one the new models of electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Why or why not? 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. “Bruton Smith, who recently bought the Kentucky Speedway, also owns seven other major speedways. The former owner of the Kentucky Speedway, Jerry Carroll, created Kentucky Speedway from nothing. “NASCAR would not award him a major ‘Cup’ race. It was not until after Bruton Smith purchased the speedway in 2008 that NASCAR thought about allowing a ‘Cup’ race there. “Carroll had filed a federal lawsuit to challenge NASCAR’s decision to not award a ‘Cup’ race there until Bruton Smith owned the speedway. “There is no better example of modern day restraint of trade that is illegal than what has occurred with NASCAR and Bruton Smith. “One plus one still adds up to two. I am an ardent race fan. I will never attend a race at Kentucky Motor Speedway. “I prefer to go to Lawrenceburg, which is one of the bestkept secrets in local auto racing. Go to Winchester and Salem, Ind., for the best racing for a more affordable price. “O’Reilys Raceway Park on the west side of Indianapolis also provides local race fans with excellent racing. “Kentucky Speedway and NASCAR is a monopoly which I will not support.” J.S.D.

However, after cutting more than $2 billion in state spending, we faced the possibility of cutting funding to our local schools. I believe a quality education is the key to economic success for the next generation. At a time when other states across the country cut education and raised taxes to balance their budgets, we kept our tax rates the same and preserved education funding. Keeping our tax rates the same delayed, for two years, the fifth phase of a planned income tax reduction. This was a tough decision, but while I am a fiscal conservative, I’m not fiscally irresponsible. I’ve done more than just talk about reducing government spending, keeping taxes low and balancing a budget. I took action and I expect to be held accountable. Those are the values I learned in the Air Force, and I will continue applying these values in my service to our community, state and country. State Rep. Connie Pillich 28th District Montgomery

Loose with the facts

Mike Wilson’s Viewpoint con-

tribution (Aug. 18 Tri-County Press) is written in the style presently popular with GOP hopefuls. Instead of studying a subject thoroughly and drawing conclusions, Mike starts with the intended conclusion and then cherry picks unattributed “statistics” or just plain makes it up as he goes along. Those who have been paying attention know that Ohio’s job loss is far more complicated than tax structure and is shared with the other rust belt states. For example, jobs haven’t just left Ohio, they have left the U.S. Others have moved South where wages are lower and unions are non-existent. We might note that the South wasn’t a player until after the invention of air conditioning which made it viable for more than just the growth of hot weather crops. That Mr. Wilson would list Thomas Edison as an Ohio entrepreneur was a bit mind boggling as Mr. Edison was raised in Michigan, did the bulk of his work in New Jersey and Florida where he maintained winter residence and labs for 41 years. Ohio can’t claim anything more than being Edison’s birthplace.



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We are always being judged This is not going to be easy to write. But, it must be said. First, I must make it very clear that I am not a prejudiced person. I have had, and in some cases, still have friends of many religions and races. What disturbs me is the amount of hatred that some find toward someone who is ethnically different. But, it doesn’t stop there. There is also hatred within groups. Don’t quit reading here and just think, “yeah, you’re right!” Recent events are driving this essay. Let me take you back more than 50 years. I was in the Army, stationed in Germany. I was having dinner in the mess hall with a good friend. We had a lot of things in common. We were both recent college graduates, He, from Howard University I, from Bowling Green. We were having a spirited discussion when the company bigot started yelling at me for my choice of dinner companions. After my extremely strong reply, if he had a tail it would have been between his legs. Jim was silent for a few minutes then said something I have quoted many times. He said, “fools do not bother me, it is the silent bigots that scare me.” This is the problem I

want to address. Overt bigotry is not in style these days. It can get you into serious trouble. Unfortunately, hate is a common human failEdward Levy ure. It is not Community something we Press guest have at birth. We learn it very columnist young. Silent bigotry is prevalent and growing. The silent bigot observes people and connects his insane hate to anyone who falls into his categorized hatred. We all should be aware of this fact. Any person who is aware of the news or observes human behavior would have to agree. Unfortunately, we let our ethnicity or religion overpower our humanity. This is the root of most of our troubles. Greed is sometimes a factor. Basically, our evil instincts are focused on people who are more like us than we care to admit. Race, religion or nationality only become weak excuses for our basic insecurities. Diversity should be celebrated and promoted in a

fair-minded society. Instead, it is the focus of jealousy and resentment for many people. Because of the way it is administered, I contend that it is the root of much bigotry. It is easier to hate than compete. It is easy to watch silent bigotry in action. You can be in a public place. Faces are sometimes easy to read. Expressions give you away. What is interesting to me is that people use these moments not to learn, but to reenforce their prejudices. It they dislike anyone, they use that person as a representative of some group to support their feelings. Your actions are used to typify whatever ethnic group you are perceived to represent. You may even be judged by your bodily appearance or your clothing. Over the years I have learned that the old saying, “To get along, go along” seems to work best. Acceptance and progress come slowly, but they do come. Let us add one more thought. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

QUOTEBOOK A compilation of quotes from this week’s Tri-County Press:

“We have expectations that they go on to college and I have concerns ... we’re doing a great job.”

events that are fun, where “The idea is to be the third place, winning is not the goal, and the where you want to be in addition rules are adapted for senior play.” to your home or work.” Ned Willey Maple Knoll Village resident. See Story, A5

Deborah Allsop “If we demonstrate some culture Wyoming school board member. towards wellness, we could See Story, A1 influence premiums with

“These are fun events that even handicapped people can participate in. We tried to select


Christian Schaefer Evendale council member. See story, A2

Beth Piocos Owner, The Bilog Coffee Bar and Gelateria. See story, A2

“It’s easy as parents to think ‘I’m the only one struggling, and my kid is the only one struggling, and it’s hard to tell people.”

Kimberly Hauser Executive director, Wyoming Youth Services. See Story, A4

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Andy Stuckert, who owns Heirloom Framing Co., specializes in custom framing. The shop recently opened in Glendale’s Village Square.

Shop a framework for heirlooms By Kelly McBride

It doesn’t matter what you want to frame, Andy Stuckert says. He’ll frame it. At Heirloom Framing Co., customers can choose a frame from a selection that fills the walls of the shop at 5 Village Square in Glendale. Whether it’s a photo, a painting, a piece of clothing, or something more unusual, he will typically have it ready for pickup within two to three days, depending on the season. “We’re a full-service custom framing shop,” Stuckert said. “I’ll frame anything.” And he means anything. “Once, I framed a toilet seat.” With a background in carpentry and a degree in business, the former football player puts his skills and talents to work making an heirloom for his customer. He has displayed examples of items to frame, including paintings, photos, text and lots of sports memorabilia. His prices are reasonable, too, he says. “I’m going to give you quality work and it’s not going to break the bank,” Stuckert said. “It’s creative, cost-effec-



Customers can choose from a variety of frames at Heirloom Framing Co. tive and it’s fun,” he said of his business, which is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stuckert can be reached at 607-2735, and customers can check out his website at At Heirloom Framing, Stuckert said he’s hands-on, encouraging customers to pull frame samples off the walls and hold them up to the item being framed. “Some people come with an idea of what they want,” he said. “But I will offer what I think,” he said, “if they want that, too.”

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When stars are born, with a touch of Gold

The Aug. 5 doings at Gold Star Chili in Bellevue, Ky., had everything you need for a swell affair – the unveiling of a wonderful mural painted by a world-renowned artist, good food and good people. Wyoming was well represented: artist C.F. Payne, 1972 Wyoming High School graduate; Charlie Howard, Evelyn fourth generation and Perkins Wyomingite director of marketing Community for Gold Star Chili, Press and Justin and columnist Shawnta Buckner, Wyoming residents depicted in the mural. To top it off, Brownings of Wyoming framed the original mural painted by Payne. Since Greater Cincinnati is known as “Chilitown USA,” and Gold Star is “The Flavor of Cincinnati,” Payne was the natural choice to promote the restaurant that best understands the connection the people have to their Cincinnati-style chili. As stated by Charlie, “Mr. Payne is a life-long resident of Cincinnati neighborhoods and a Cincinnati-style chili fan. Even though he is best known for his illustrations of famous personalities, the heart of his work is the depiction of everyday people – the kind of regular, hard-working individuals and families who have been Gold Star’s core customer for the past 45 years. This illustration is really a tribute to them.” The huge mural is of just those folks that Charlie mentioned – actual Gold Star Chili customers and employees. A call went out through the Cincinnati Enquirer for models, and the response was fabulous. Many of them attended the unveiling. Payne has been referred to as our generation’s Norman Rockwell for his slice of life portrayals, and it’s easy to understand how on point his work is when you meet him. He and his wife, Paula, are just like your next-door neighbors. His Aug. 2, 2010, cover of Time magazine is a perfect example of how his work captures the spirit of the moment.


Artist C.F. Payne and Gold Star Chili director of marketing Charlie Howard in front of the mural Payne painted for Gold Star. The couple directly above them are the Buckners from Wyoming.

More from Evelyn Evelyn Perkins’ column for Aug. 25 did not run because of our high school football preview section. That column is on page A3. The Bellevue location was chosen because owner “Chili Rick” Schmidt is characterized in the painting. Charlie says, “The mural depicts the ultimate Cincinnati-style chili parlor experience and the Bellevue store truly fits the profile. The illustration will be reproduced and installed as a wall mural in select Gold Star Chili restaurants throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.” Several selections from the illustration “will be framed and installed in Gold Star restaurants to provide an instore ambiance that visually depicts Gold Star Chili’s brand position, The Flavor of Cincinnati.” You’ll see this same artwork in future advertising and on Gold Star menus. Over the next four years, Payne will create a series of paintings that offer a tribute to Bengals fans, and leverage Gold Star’s NFL sponsorship

status as the “Official Chili” of the Cincinnati Bengals. The artwork will then be applied to upscale Bengals collectible merchandise, and sold during football season with the purchase of specific food items targeted to the football fans. Gold Star CEO Mike Rohrkemper commented that dining in neighborhood chili parlors is a sign of being from Cincinnati, and that Gold Star gets to know its customers and actively participates in the neighborhoods where they live and work. “So, we are honored that C.F. Payne took on this concept for us in the mural. It is friendly and neighborhood oriented.” Payne thanked the models and Charlie for his idea to go to the public for them. They came on a dreary day and were very cooperative. He graciously autographed my copy of T.e, signed poster-sized copies of the mural and posed for photos with models at the spot where they appear in the mural. 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.

Watercolor Society shows ‘Best of Best’


The Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society opens a new chapter in its “Best of the Best” art show exhibits by offering first, second and third prizes for new and original paintings by its members. The free show, open to the public, begins at noon to 4 p.m., Sept. 19, at Evergreen Retirement Community, 230 W. Galbraith Road. Viewing of the prize-winning entries will continue daily from noon to 4 p.m. through Oct. 31. Members of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society use a variety of watermedia to generate images that range from traditional to the unexpected. During the opening event the Evergreen facility


This painting by Sam Hollingsworth is one of many that will be included in the Best of the Best art show that is open daily noon to 4 p.m. ept. 19 through Oct. 31 at Evergreen Retirement Community, 230 W. Galbraith Road. displays its gracious space designed for the senior lifestyle. Judge for the show is Michael McGuire, an illustrator and president of Cincinnati Academy of Design. As a teacher he instructed and inspired

many award-winning art designers. The Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society is the only organization in the Tristate area that focuses exclusively on water-based painting. Although watercolor is the primary paint, members also use gouache, casein, and acrylic on surfaces such as paper, Yupo a plastic product), board, canvas and hand-made paper. The art might be brushed, sprayed, poured or printed onto the surface. Begun in 2002 with the intent of offering a gathering place to paint, the organization quickly grew from 29 members to more than 100. The purpose of the

organizers was to make it an inclusive group. Thus no labels denote levels of expertise although a recent survey showed that over 50 percent consider themselves advanced artists. The watercolor society offers painting demonstrations followed by a workshop every first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Cincinnati Art Club, 1021 Parkside Place in Mount Adams. Guests are welcome at attend. Monthly notes of meetings plus other relevant information for artists can be seen at the organization’s blog at



This painting by Jean Vance is one of many that will be included in the Best of the Best art show that is open daily noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 through Oct. 31 at Evergreen Retirement Community, 230 W. Galbraith Road.

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Fotography + Flora = Fine Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., A.R.T. Gallery, 506 Wyoming Ave., Reception. Includes light refreshments. Photography of Wyoming resident Rod Sidley, along with works by Sara Abbott and Steven Meyers. Free. Through Oct. 2. 662-1998; Wyoming.


Venus and Mars, 7:30-10 p.m., Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Plus-level square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Wyoming.

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Fotography + Flora = Fine Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., A.R.T. Gallery, Free. 662-1998; Wyoming.


St. John Neumann Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Games for all ages, rides, bands, raffles and bingo. Dinner specials and alcohol with ID available. 742- 0953. Springfield Township.


Thursday Evening Quick Walks, 6:30 p.m., Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, 267 E. Sharon Road, Walk about 4-5 miles in an hour. With Susan Fryman and Jim McGruder. Free. 772-7999. Glendale.


Springdale Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Springdale Town Center, 11596 Springfield Pike, Fresh produce, baked goods, herbs, meats and honey. Presented by City of Springdale. 346-5712. Springdale. Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., City of Madeira, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharon Woods. Tour 11 historic buildings depicting life in the 1800s. $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484; Sharonville.


Master Gardener Class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohio State University Extension Hamilton County, 110 Boggs Lane, Suite 315, Continues Thursdays through Nov. 4. Provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer to assist with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents. Completed application and interview required. $250. Registration required. 946-8998; Springdale.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road, 791-2922. Silverton.


Bone Voyage, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, 7914424; Blue Ash. The Hitmen, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Tony’s, 12110 Montgomery Road, Featuring John Zappa, Jim Connerley and Aaron Jacobs. 6771993; Symmes Township.


Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Stand-up comedian. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 college and military night. 9849288; Montgomery.

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Harry Whiting Brown Concert Series, 6-9 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, With OK Ramblers. Bring seating. Picnics welcome. Show moves inside for bad weather. Part of Summer Concerts on the Green. Free. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 7710333; Glendale.


The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.

Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 5639484; Sharonville.




Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


Anna and Milovan, 7-11 p.m., Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square, Free. 772-3333. Glendale. Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 2479933; Montgomery.


The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 18 and up. $12. 984-9288; Montgomery. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 4


Fotography + Flora = Fine Art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., A.R.T. Gallery, Free. 662-1998; Wyoming.


Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. Through Oct. 30. 5351514. Montgomery.


St. John Neumann Summer Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, St. John Neumann Church, Texas Hold ‘em tournament. 742- 0953. Springfield Township.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 5639484; Sharonville.


Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery.

Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 21 and up. $12. 984-9288; Montgomery. Volleyball Clinic, 4-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Sept. 25. Learn fundamentals and advanced skills of volleyball. Family friendly. $45; bring friend for free. Registration required. 985-6747. Montgomery. Goldfish Swim, Noon, Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., More than 1,000 goldfish released in pools. Children take home fish they catch with bare hands. Prizes awarded. Bring container for fish. $3 ages 12 and under; free pool members. Presented by Springdale Parks and Recreation. 346-3910. Springdale.


Beggin’ Bark & Bacon Bash, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Celebrating International Bacon Day. View cooking demonstration by celebrity chef and bacon enthusiast, Kevin Gillespie, also a finalist on last season’s Bravo TV show “Top Chef.” Compete in bacon eating contest and weave through bacon maze with your dog. Guinness World Record for the loudest Bark to be attempted. Purina Incredible Dog Team demonstrating amazing canine athletics throughout the day. Presented by Purina Beggin’ Strips. 704-409-7730; Blue Ash. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 5


St. John Neumann Summer Festival, 4-11 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 7420953. Springfield Township.


Heritage Village Museum, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484; Sharonville. Sharonville History Museum, Noon-4 p.m., Sharonville Historical Museum, 11115 Main St., Museum features numerous exhibits and artifacts reminiscent of life in Sharonville and its surroundings. Model train diorama currently under construction. Free. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville.


Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. 984-9288; Montgomery.


A Goldfish Swim will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. More than 1,000 goldfish will be released in the pools. Children can take home fish they catch with their bare hands and prizes will be awarded. Be sure to bring a container for your fish. Cost is $3 ages 12 and under; free for pool members. Call 346-3910. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 6


Doggie Doo-Athlon and Festival, 9:30 a.m.2 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Swimming Pool. Run and swim with your dog. Run 1.5 miles and swim 25 yards in shallow end of the pool to compete for prizes. Registration includes human T-shirt, doggie bandana and free admission to open swim and festival all day. Benefits HART and Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati. $20-$25. Registration required, available online. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 347-3255; Blue Ash.


Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Labor Day Concert, 6-8 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra” with violinist and Cambre Memorial soloist Timothy Schwarz. Works of Michel Legrand with local vocalists and original choreography by Ka-Ron Brown Lehman. Concludes with Tchaikovsky’s “Overture: 1812,” complete with Blue Ash Carillon. Free. Presented by Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. 232-0949. Blue Ash.


Empowered for Life, 7-8:30 p.m., The Equipping Center, 9909B Springfield Pike, Free. Presented by Timothy McClure Ministries. 295-0640. Woodlawn. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 7


Fotography + Flora = Fine Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., A.R.T. Gallery, Free. 662-1998; Wyoming.


Charity Quarter Auction, 7-9 p.m., Brookwood Retirement Community, 12100 Reed Hartman Highway, Lower Level. Products from Avon, Arbonne, Jennifer’s Thumbprint Designs, Mary Kay, Stampin’ Up, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware and Wildtree. Bring canned good for additional free ticket. Benefits American Paralyzed Veterans. $1 per paddle. 793-6211. Sycamore Township.


Commanding Wealth, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Spiritual Center, 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 304 G, Empower your life with “The One Command,” based on principles and technique in Asara Lovejoy’s book of the same name. With certified commanding wealth circle facilitators. Ages 21 and up. $20. 276-2615. Blue Ash.

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Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road, Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira. Israeli Folk Dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, $5 per session. 444-8514; Amberley Village.


Wyoming Farmers’ Market, 3-7 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.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 5639484; Sharonville.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 8

ART EXHIBITS Art and the Animal, 6-8 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Wildlife art by members of the Society of Animal Artists. Part of Wine Down Wednesdays. Benefits transportation and programming for the center. 371-5476; Indian Hill.

Fotography + Flora = Fine Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., A.R.T. Gallery, Free. 662-1998; Wyoming.


Country Music and Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Line dance lessons 7-8 p.m. $5. Country music by DJ Ed with open dancing until 11 p.m. Live country bands on select Wednesdays. Ages 18 and up. 600-8476; Symmes Township.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and under and members. 563-9484; Sharonville.


The Hitmen, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


Two of a Kind, 7 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Twopiece band. 793-4500. Blue Ash.


Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 9

ART EXHIBITS Fotography + Flora = Fine Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., A.R.T. Gallery, Free. 662-1998; Wyoming.


Greater Cincinnati Republican Women’s Club Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road, Social at 6:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 7 p.m. $12. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Republican Women’s Club. 351-3728. Sycamore Township.


Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club Meeting, Noon-1 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Visitors welcome. Presented by Springdale Communicators Toastmasters Club. 4591491. Springdale. PROVIDED

Queen Elizabeth I and more than 150 costumed characters welcome visitors at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, held Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, Sept. 4 through Oct. 17, at Renaissance Park, Ohio 73, Harveysburg. There are 11 stages, thrice daily jousts, more than 140 arts and crafts shops, with many displaying crafts such as stone carving and glassblowing, and food, including turkey legs, ales, and steak on a stake. For the opening weekend, Sept. 4-6, adult tickets (ages 13 and up) are buy one admission, get one admission free. Adult tickets are $19.99, children 5-12 years old, $9.99; and under 5 years old, admitted free. Visit


Ballroom Dance Night, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Beginner lessons 7-8 p.m., $5. Open dancing to mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, country, disco and more. Family friendly. 600-8476. Symmes Township.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park premieres “High,” starring movie and stage actress Kathleen Turner, Saturday, Sept. 4. The play will open on Broadway after showing in Cincinnati through Oct. 2. Turner plays Sister Jamison Connelly, who works in a church-sponsored rehab center. “High” is for mature audiences only. No one under 18 admitted. For tickets, call 800-582-3208 or visit


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How are celebrities and heroes different? These positive talAre being a celebrity and ents can be stepping a hero the same thing? No stones to celebrity in way! It’s much more America and of benefit demanding to be a real hero to those who possess than a celebrity. them. Why? Because being a Being a hero is far celebrity flows right along more difficult. That’s with our human ego because being heroic desires. From birth we all Father Lou requires going against like to be approved, Guntzelman the natural desires of applauded and considered special. Perspectives ourItego. means achieving We thrill when we cause a look of awe in someone else’s harder and higher goals that usueyes. Though these desires to be ally lie dormant in us – sacrificing admired are natural and normal, our comfort, pleasure or risking yet they’re also precarious our life for the good of another, self-centeredness, because of what they can lead us overcoming acting altruistically. to surmise about ourselves. For example, we all have a natSociety extols the body more than the soul. We learn quickly ural desire for self-preservation. that the way to be a celebrity is When a soldier risks his or her life through qualities of our body: to save a combat buddy, or a coordination, having a well- passerby braves a river current to formed and beautiful body, good save someone from drowning, voice, being able to hit or throw a they go against their natural instinct of self-preservation and ball far, act well, etc.

make a more difficult choice to risk themselves for the good of another. That’s a hero. We often see this displayed in police, fire or medical personnel. Whereas celebrity-hood deals with talents of the body, being a hero deals with the deeper talents of the soul and heart. It involves varying amounts of courage. JetBlue’s Steven Slater (sliding down the chute away from his duties) and Lady Gaga are celebrities. The 10 non-military aid workers risking their lives to help poor Afgans for many years, and recently murdered by the Taliban, are heroes. That doesn’t mean celebrities are awful people. It just means it takes so much more giving of ourselves to be called a hero or role model. We don’t lack celebrities today. We lack heroes. We lack people

who will go against societal pressures, easy instinct, greed and self-centeredness for higher goals such as love, the common good, and genuine concern for others. We need people who will choose an action because it is right, and not because it will “make more money,” “make me famous,” or “get me elected.” Occasionally there are publicly noticed heroes. But there are even more silent heroes. Silent heroes are people not recognized by others. They are mothers and fathers who go against the natural desire of their own comfort and choose instead the growth and good of their children; businesspersons who forego a lucrative deal because it’s unjust; students who refuse to cheat on their exams; spouses who won’t betray the other … they’re all heroes of the strong, silent sort. Celebrities attract us to them-

selves; heroes attract us to goodness and service. Celebrities give autographs; heroes give powerful examples to live by. The distinction between celebrity and hero is crucial, especially for teens and young adults. For, as Dr. Drew Pinsky states, “They are the sponges of our culture. Their values are now being set. Are they really the values we want for our young people to be absorbing? Do we want them to have a revolving-door love life, or a stable relationship? … “I speculate that what drives us toward this phenomenon of elevating people to almost godlike status is not so much the glamour we like focusing on – rather it’s the dysfunction.” I wonder why. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

When you’re flooded with FEMA insurance demands More than 300 Hamilton County homeowners are among thousands from around the nation who have been told they must purchase federal flood insurance to protect their homes. But many say new federal flood plain maps are just plain wrong. John Wright of Springfield Township said he’s upset that the new Federal Emergency Management Flood maps show he’s in a flood plain. He said he’s certain it’s not true, but when he failed

to buy f l o o d insurance his mortg a g e l e n d e r bought it for him.

Howard Ain Hey Howard! “They’re getting $2,175 from me for flood insurance unless I appeal the process,” said Wright. So, Wright has begun his appeal by first hiring a survey company to check his

property. There is a creek in his backyard, but during the six years Wright has lived there he said, “We’ve never had any water at all in our backyard – much less come up the hill to the property.” Nevertheless, it’s that creek that FEMA saw on aerial maps which prompted it to designate Wright’s house as being in a flood plain. Wright argues FEMA never took into account the elevation of his house compared with that of the creek. The company Wright

hired to survey his property has completed its work and he said. “They told me the elevation (of my house) was 20 feet above the creek. They are dealing with FEMA as far as the appeals process but they told me they didn’t think I’m in a flood zone whatsoever,” he said. The survey cost Wright more than $700 and, combined with the cost of the flood insurance, he said it’s

costing him dearly for what he says is a monumental mistake by FEMA. Other homeowners have also fought the new flood plain designation. So much fuss has been raised by homeowners that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure calling for reimbursement of those who successfully challenge FEMA. The measure has yet to be passed by the Senate.

Bottom line, if you’re been told your house is now in a flood plain and you believe FEMA is wrong, the first thing to do is hire a surveyor to check out your property. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Tune in for the highly sought radio rolls recipe I’m looking out at the cornfield right now and it is amazing to me how much change can occur in a garden over the span of a couple weeks. Now the stalks are turning brown and there are just a few stray ears stubbornly hanging on. My peppers and tomatoes are still bearing nicely, and the gourds climbing up the corn stalks look healthy, so the kids will have fun picking those in a couple of months.

Tom’s and the elephant ears made with a puff type p a s t r y (though the elephant ears Rita are shaped Heikenfeld a bit difRita’s kitchen ferent). T o m made this recipe a couple of times and he told me he is happy with this one. Thanks, Tom!

Radio roll recipe


I have to thank Mount Lookout reader Tom Heitkamp for sleuthing out this recipe and tweaking it to his satisfaction. For Pat and other readers who remembered these rolls from their childhood. Apparently, it’s a German bakery specialty, and there are two versions of it:


⁄2 cup shortening (Crisco) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup boiling water 1 package active dry yeast 1 ⁄2 cup lukewarm water (110-115 degrees F.) 1 large egg, beaten 21⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups All Bran


1 stick butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup chopped nuts (Tom uses walnuts)

Glaze: 1

⁄4 cup butter (1/2 stick) ⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons milk 1

1 cup powdered sugar Place shortening, sugar and salt in mixing bowl; pour boiling water over, whisk to blend and let cool until lukewarm. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add yeast mixture, egg, flour and All Bran to cooled ingredients. Stir until well blended. The dough will be soft. Place dough, covered, in refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake, combine filling ingredients in a small bowl; stir well to blend and set aside. Remove dough from refrigerator, and on a wellfloured work surface, roll out dough to a 10-by-16by-1⁄4 thick rectangle. Spread filling mixture evenly on top to within 1⁄2 inch of edges. Starting with a long side, roll up like a jelly roll into a log; moisten seam and pinch to seal. Roll log back and forth to even it, extending it to 20 inches long. Cut log crosswise into ten 2-inch thick slices. Place slices, cut side down, on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets pressing and patting them into 31⁄2-inch rounds. Cover lightly and place in

warm place to rise. When rolls are puffy (after 11⁄2 to 2 hours), place baking sheets on upperthird and lower-third oven racks of preheated 350degree oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned, rotating positions halfway through for even baking. For glaze, melt butter in small saucepan. Add brown sugar; bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly, for two minutes. Remove from heat. Add milk, stir to blend. Return to heat and heat to a boil. Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Glaze thickens on cooling; if necessary, reheat glaze to maintain spreading consistency. Remove rolls from oven, and immediately brush them with glaze mixture. Let rest on baking sheets 10 minutes then cool on wire racks. Makes 10 rolls. More roll recipes: For some similar roll recipes, go to Rita’s online column at or call 513-591-6163.

Carol Etter’s easy chocolate zucchini bread/cake

Here’s another fun recipe to add to your zucchini bread/cake file. Carol told me she has made my

chocolate zucchini bread/ cake recipe and liked it. “Very moist and freezes well,” she said. She saw an even easier version in a magazine, and says it’s also very moist and easy. One chocolate cake mix 1 cup shredded and squeezed zucchini 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate pieces Make cake mix according to package directions. Add zucchini and chocolate pieces. Bake in a tube pan, sprayed, at 350 degrees 40 minutes or until cake tester is clean. Cool on rack for minimum 1⁄2 hour before removing from pan. Complete cooling and ice if desired.

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Shillito’s chicken pot pie. For Irene Johnson. “I believe it was in the Enquirer many years ago, in the 1980s or ’90s,” she told me.

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The Little Angels Day Care Orphanage in Lesotho, Africa, will no longer be drinking polluted water due to the efforts of local non-profit organization, BLOOM Africa. tank, a 5,000-liter tank, and specialized gutters. The 2,500-liter tank will be used to supply water to their drip irrigation system in their garden, the main source of


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fresh vegetables used to feed the children, while the 5,000-liter tank will be used for drinking and cooking. BLOOM Africa will oversee the implementation of the project, while A Drink for Tomorrow will provide the funding. The tanks are scheduled to be installed within the next month. The completion of BLOOM Africa’s first major project comes as a milestone for the young organization, founded in March 2010. The BLOOM Africa team consists of Andrew Steele, Billy Thomas, Betty Cheney, Jon Duraj, Sarah Jurewicz and Leslie Chasteen, all recent graduates from Wittenberg University. The team shares a mission of providing basic needs to vulnerable children in Africa and a vision for a better solution to the HIV/Aids crisis. Each were pursuing various majors and different career paths when they found themselves unified after the shared experience of a service trip to Lesotho, a country completely landlocked by South Africa. “It opened all our eyes to the devastation that the global aids epidemic is causing, especially in this region of Africa. What really touched our hearts though, was the dire situation of the orphans. It changed all our lives; we really saw no choice but to take action,” said Andrew Steele, founder and executive director of

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Wet, damp, musty basement – call pro first Basement dampness or leaks may be caused by poor drainage, poorly maintained gutters and downspouts not draining properly or draining into damaged underground piping. Excessive moisture may lead to mold, impairing the indoor air quality of the home. Water can enter the basement at the basement floor, through cracks in the walls or plumbing leaks. Extreme signs of water seepage in the foundation wall located near exterior underground downspout piping are probably an indication the underground piping is not functional. Excessive ground water along the foundation may also cause structural foundation problems. Strange musty odors in the basement can be from mold or bacteria. Testing for mold should be completed by certified indoor

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air quality inspector, not by a waterproofing contractor. Some of the older types of underground piping are vitrified clay tile or asphalt impregnated paper pipe. These types of piping have a limited life. The corrugated plastic pipe may crush, blocking water

flow. Types of repairs may include regrading the yard, redirecting downspouts, replacing underground downspout piping, installing an interior under-slab perimeter drain with a sump pump or draining to a lower yard. Exca-

vating and installing an exterior waterproofing system may also be effective. Bulk water typically does not leak through a concrete foundation wall, unless there is a crack. Concrete foundation walls with cracks may only require an injection with structural or polyurethane epoxy. This is usually inexpensive and completed from the interior of the basement ($350 or more per crack). The installation of an interior and exterior waterproofing system may be excessive, unnecessary and expensive ($20,000 or more). If these cracks are due to moisture intrusion near steel reinforcing rods inside the foundation walls, the steel rods may rust, expanding the steel, causing foundation cracks with reddish-brown rust stains emanating below the

crack. This type of crack should be fully injected with structural epoxy. It is more common that hollow concrete block foundation walls leak. The dampness builds up inside the hollow concrete blocks, which manifests as stains and mold. The exterior waterproofing system is the best method of repair, but is more costly. Some of the waterproofing contractors tell homeowners that the exterior system removes the pressure against the foundation wall. This may reduce the pressure, but does not eliminate it. A contractor installing a fiberglass reinforced panel over a crack will direct the water to an underslab drain, but they hide the condition of the foundation wall behind the crack and susceptible

to mold growth behind the panel. Mold growth is also susceptible behind the panels. If basement leaks are seen coming up through the basement slab or along the joint between the basement slab and foundation wall, an interior under-slab drain line may be the best solution. Storm water under the basement slab may cause the basement slab to heave. We suggest calling a professional engineer to diagnose the source of the leaks and suggest methods or options for repair. A free estimate from a contractor may be very expensive. Michael Montgomery is with Buyers Protection Group, and is a licensed engineer in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Call 1-800-285-3001 or visit www. engineeringandfoundations. com.

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for services, we invite you to join us on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and celebrate your New Year with us,” said Chabad Jewish Center director Rabbi Yisroel Mangel. Rabbi Mangel describes Chabad’s services as “refreshing and easy to follow.” Per the distinct Chabad style that has emerged across the nation over the past 20 years, many of traditional prayers are recited or sung by the congregation in unison out of English-Hebrew prayer books, along with commentary and insights provided by the rabbi that allow active crowd participation. “Rosh Hashanah is a most optimistic day,” Mangel said. “We cut a deal with G-d, so to speak. We take new year’s resolutions upon ourselves – to improve our ways, and in return, we ask G-d to bless us and our children with health and sustenance throughout the upcoming year. It really isn’t much different than parents and children resolv-

ing their differences. We walk away from the services with a wonderful, positive feeling – full of motivation and hope for the coming months.” “I’ve always found the concept of Rosh Hashanah uplifting,” Allen Govronsky said. “The idea that you can always start again – now that’s a refreshing change from what you get in the news.” Age-appropriate, interactive children’s services and programs led by Rabbi Berel and Zipporah Cohen Chabad’s youth program coordinators will also be conducted, while a professional cantor from Pittsburgh, will lead the main services utilizing popular traditional Ashkenazic and Sephardic melodies. Chabad’s Rosh Hashanah services begin at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, and resume on Thursday and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Yom Kippur services will begin 7 p.m., Sept. 17, and resume 9:30 a.m., Satur-

day, Sept. 18. A festive, full-course holiday dinner will follow the Rosh Hashanah evening services on Sept. 8, reservations only. A “break-fast” will likewise follow the Yom Kippur services. Services are free and open to the public (donations appreciated). All services will be at Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road in Blue Ash. Log onto or call 7935200 or e-mail for a schedule of services. “There is palpable, family-friendly warmth at our services that melts away any embarrassment for those unfamiliar with Hebrew or new to communal prayer,” added Rabbi Mangel. “The High Holidays are an experience all Jews should actively take part in,” says Rabbi Mangel. “We open our doors to the entire Jewish community regardless of background or level of observance.” he added.

Circle Singers seek new voices Circle Singers, the most veteran adult community chorus of men and women from all over Greater Cincinnati, invites area music lovers to join them. The group of music/funloving men and women, ages 16 and above, sings in four-part harmony for area business and civic events and area retirement facilities. All voices (bass to soprano) are welcome. Professional training is not required and no auditions are necessary, just a love of music and a willingness to



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come to most rehearsals and concerts. The group’s repertoire includes Broadway, classical, spirituals, folk, patriotic and more and is led by professional director Bill Osborne and accompanied by Bryan Kwon, a graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Singers rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the chapel of Cottingham Retirement Community in Sharonville, U.S. 42, a quarter mile north of I-275.

The new season begins Sept. 7 and continues into June. Interested singers may join or check out the group by coming to any rehearsal. Most concerts are on Tuesday evenings The 25- to 30-member chorus is available to perform for holiday,civic/corporate/community/church/fa mily events, retirement homes and special public events. Call (513) 5411614 or (513) 248-2006 for information or email Visit

REUNIONS Oak Hills High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 3, at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Contact Chuck Eckert at for more information. Turpin High School class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Royal Oak Country Club. Visit for more information. Deer Park High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion Sept. 10 and 11. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, there will be a warm-up party at Chicken on the Run in Deer Park. Then at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, there will be a picnic and grill-out at the home of Shawn and Penny Sadler, 4753 Kugler Mill Road. For more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Husman 479-4965, or Marc Rouse at 378-9563.

Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at

24 and 25. Friday night is the homecoming football game. Alumni can tour the building and attend the game. At. 6 p.m. Saturday, dinner is planned at Double Tree Guest Suites, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. For more information, contact Sharon Ellis Neu at, or call 336-7850.

Amelia High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. Cost is $35 per person. Contact Amy Grethel O’Leary at 752-0424, Barb Ramsey Merchant at 4743685 or Robin Ladrigan Iredale at 607-7071. Check out “1980 Amelia High School” on Facebook for more information.

All Saints School Class of 1961 – is having its reunion at 6 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 6, at Crown Plaza in Blue Ash. For more information please contact Jan at 513984-8445.

Goshen High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th year reunion from 7-11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at Receptions in Loveland. Contact Tina Creekmore Wiley at Twiley88@cinci.rr.con or by calling 265-0165 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Western Hills High School Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year.

Deer Park High School Class of 1960 – is having its 50th reunion Sept.


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Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church will celebrate a “Blessing of the Pets” ceremony at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. This informal, outdoor service of worship is an opportunity to thank God for animal friends and to ask God’s blessing on our faithful companions. All kinds of pets and all kinds of people are welcome. The service will be in the grassy area beside the parking lot of the church, located at the corner of Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road. Dress casually and plan to meet neighbors and new friends. In case of rain, The service will be in a shelter in the park next door. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.

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

Chabad Jewish Center

The Chabad Jewish Center is having Rosh Hashanah services beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, and resuming at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday mornings. Yom Kippur services will begin 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, and resume 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. A festive, full-course holiday dinner will follow the Rosh Hashanah evening services on Sept. 8 – reservations only. A “break-fast” will likewise follow the Yom Kippur services. Services are free and open to the public (donations appreciated). The center is at 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 793-5200;

Church by the Woods

The church offers traditional Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible. The church conducts English-as-asecond-language classes Saturday mornings. If you need to learn English, or know someone who does, call 563-6447. The church is at 3755 Cornell Road, Sharonville; 563-6447;

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Children’s programs run Monday

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to tricountypress@communitypre, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. through Thursday morning and Tuesday afternoon. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Call the church for details. World Religions Class begins 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, and runs for 10 weeks. Explore world religions from a Christian perspective. Women’s Fall Retreat is titled “Encountering God: A Spiritual Adventure.” It runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. New member classes begin Sept. 19. Call for details. The seventh annual Fall Craft Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. They are looking for crafters and vendors to join the show. Call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

The Community of the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish

The Community of the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish is having a social evening of wine and beer tasting to benefit the Athenaeum of Ohio (Mount St. Mary’s Seminary) from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, in the Community Room. There will be a wide variety of wines and beers along with a delectable array of hors d’oeuvres. Reservations for “Sips, Shepherds & Seminarians; Taste and Share for the Good of The Athenaeum” are $25 per person. Sponsorship levels are available at the Silver level for $50, Gold level for $75 and the Platinum level for $100 and above. There will be special recognition for those at the sponsorship levels. Those unable to attend can still make a contribution or be a sponsor. Checks are to be made payable to Good Shepherd with “Athenaeum” written on the memo line. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Athenaeum. Attire for the evening will be dressy casual. The order form for reservations is available at, in the office at Good Shepherd, in

such as the confession ‘Ashamnu’ and the 13 Attributes of God’s mercy.” The late-night hour is connected with a tradition, going back to the Talmud, that God’s mercies are most readily available at that time.” The Selihot service will be conducted by Dr. Albert Weisbrot, who will also serve as High Holiday cantor at Cong. Ohav Shalom. At 9 p.m., the program will start with a showing of Woody Allen’s 1989 film, “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” which raises questions of religious faith and the sources of morality. Shelley Kirk, President of Cong. Ohav will join with Rabbi Barnard to lead the assembled group afterwards in discussing the film (over refreshments). Shelley said, “This film was selected to

the plexiglass stands and at an Activity Center after the weekend masses. The latest date to make a reservation is Sept. 12. There will be no actual tickets, but there will be a check-in for the wine and beer tasting at the event on Sept. 17. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road; 489-8815.

New Church of Montgomery

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue is starting their Young Adults Kids Sometimes (YAKS) program with a cookout from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5, at Weller Park. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested by calling Tracy Weisberger at 931-6040. YAKS is an active group of young families connecting with their Jewish roots and having fun at the same time. The group’s planning committee has worked to create a schedule of fun events for the whole family, as well as much-needed adultonly events. Events include a family walk on the Purple People Bridge, a night of fondue for adults and more. Events are open to the community. Northern Hills Synagogue is continuing its annual Creative Family Service on the Second day of Rosh Hashanah as an alternative to the main service. Led by Tracy Weisberger, the director of education and programming, the service will be an interactive and participatory service for the family. All ages are welcome. The theme will be “forgiveness within the family.” There will be games, discussions, activities and prayers to connect this theme with the holiday. For more information, call 931-6038. The synagogue will combine to open the High Holiday season with a Selihot program and service, held this year at Ohav Shalom, at 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4. Selihot are prayers for forgiveness, and it is a Jewish tradition to recite these prayers each night beginning a few days before Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) and until Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Rabbi Gershom Barnard of NHS said that “the Selihot service introduces the main themes of the Days of Awe, the High Holidays – repentance and forgiveness – together with familiar High Holiday prayers,

help set the tone for our preparations for the High Holiday as we explore together how we might respond if faced with the same moral dilemmas as presented in this film.” The Selihot service itself will begin at approximately 11 p.m. The Sisterhood of Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham will kick off its activities for the coming year on Sunday, Sept. 12 with a special program featuring author Arthur Katz. It will follow a short business meeting beginning at 10 a.m. at the Synagogue. The Northern Hills Men’s Club will join the Sisterhood for the program. Katz will discuss his book, “From the Embers Rising,” the story of his experiences as a Jewish-American soldier in World

A Rosh Hashana experience for those who’ve been away from Judaism.

The Valley Temple •145 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, OH 45215 513-761-3555 • • Sandford R. Kopnick, Rabbi




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

Christ, the Prince of Peace


United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available

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

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

Breakthrough medical procedures Seven Hills is pleased to now provide additional specialty services including: in-office, no incision tubal sterilization • state-of-the art Robotic Surgery bladder slings for urinary incontinence advanced technique for treating pelvic floor disorders (uterine, bladder and rectal prolapse) Dr. Leques and the other physicians at Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers are welcoming new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 513-922-0009.

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


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

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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 LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15


4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

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

Bruce Tetirick MD

9312 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231 CE-0000418501

Gerard Reilly MD

M. Kathryn Jabin MD

10506 Montgomery Road Suite 403 Cincinnati, OH 45242

Bonnie Rebella APN

Visitors Welcome

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www.

Church By The Woods PC(USA)

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

2859 Boudinot Avenue Suite 101 Cincinnati, OH 45238

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

3751 Creek Rd. • 513-922-0009

NON-DENOMINATIONAL (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

Let’s Do Life Together


3270 Glendale-Milford Rd. 513-563-1044

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



Pastor Bob Waugh

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


Northminster Presbyterian Church 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


Evendale Community Church

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock


Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter


Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

Michael Karram MD

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The Jesus Plan: Helping Others"

9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service

3D Fetal Ultrasounds • uterine ablation for heavy periods




Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

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


8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

Dr. Karram to specialize in Gynecology Dr. Karram is transitioning to gynecology and gynecological surgeries only beginning September 1, 2010. He remains an active and invaluable partner at Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers.

Just Join Us

A dynamic musical celebration of the Jewish New Year.

September 8th • Starts @ 6PM & ends by 7PM

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon

Alzira B. Leques MD

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.

No pressure, no tickets, no commitment.

Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church

Meet OUR newest addition Alzira B. Leques MD is pleased to announce her association with the exceptional physicians and staff of Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers. Dr. Leques, board eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology, joins Drs. Karram, Tetirick, Reilly, Jabin and Bonnie Rebella, APN, at our Seven Hills Montgomery, Finneytown and Boudinot offices where she will provide quality, compassionate women’s care with a special interest in contraception and high-risk obstetrics.

Sharonville United Methodist Church



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War II. There is no charge for attending an reservations are not required. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship Service 10:15 am

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

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


Morning Blend worship services at Ascension are on the third Sunday of each summer month, combining contemporary and traditional elements. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. and everyone is welcome. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, m.


Ascension Lutheran Church


Tri-County Press

September 1, 2010



Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to either Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of green space. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. As many as eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. 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




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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. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. 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 3242873 or e-mail, or visit

CITY OF WYOMINIG, OHIO HAMILTON COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE The City of Wyoming, OH will accept bids for Waste Collection as set forth in the specifications which may be obtained at the City Manager’s office, Wyoming City Oak 800 Building, Wyoming, Avenue, OH 45215. Bids will accepted until be 10:00 a.m. on September 9, 2010 by the City Manager’s office, 800 Oak Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215 at which time all bids received will be opened and read aloud. The Contractor shall furnish a Bid Bond in an amount equal to ten percent of the total amount of the Bid and the successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the Bid. Bid and/or Performance Guarantee shall be acceptable by the City. The City of Wyoming reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept any portion or portions of any bid and waive any formality or technicality in any Proposal in the interest Terry City. the of Huxel Public Works Director 1001584068 2010 SPECIFICATIONS FOR WATER WORKS GENERATORS LEGAL NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the City Manager of the City of Wyoming, OH at Avenue, Oak 800 Wyoming, OH 45215 until 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2010 for furnishing (2) 300 KW diesel generators for the Wyoming Water Plant and Van Roberts Pump Station in accordance with the equipment specifications. Bidding documents are available at the City of Wyoming, 800 Oak Avenue, Wyoming, Ohio bidder No 45215. may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the bid opening. The City of Wyoming reserves the right to waive any formality or technicality in any Proposal in the interest of the city and reject any and all bids.1001584103 If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classified


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. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 8536866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photo-




graph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513-8534941 or email 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. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


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 gar-

Notice of Public Auction In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner’s lien of goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage location (s) listed below. And, due notice has been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to interest an claim therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location (s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, September 20, 2010 at at A.M. 11:00 11378 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246, 513771-5311. Jennifer Boggan , 746 Ledro St., Cincinnati, OH 45246; Household goods, furniture, boxes; Patricia Harris, 300 Helen St., Cincinnati, OH 45219; Household good, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip. T o n y B r o w n , 1405 W. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240; Household goods, furniture, boxes.Angela Kenney, 11953 Hamden Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240; Household goods, furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip., office furniture; M a r g i e B r o w n , 607 Dewdrop Cir. #F, Cincinnati, OH 45240; Sporting goods, tools, appliances, other. Carolyn Willis, 3535 Alec Dr. Fairfield, OH 45014; Household goods.1001584262

deners, 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 is recruiting volunteer tutors for its Adult Basic and Literacy Education Classes and English to Speakers of Other Languages classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. The next training session is Wednesday, Sept. 1 in the afternoon or evening. Call 612-5830. 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. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness 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 trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


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 8712787. 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 241-2600. 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.

Health care

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 – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. 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 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 7358144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. 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 5546300, or 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 – is 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 making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 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. to 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 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-to-day 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. 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 No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information.






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Ryan Lindy, 21, 596 Smiley Road, Aug. 11. Eric White, 29, no address given, receiving stolen property, fleeing and alluding at Winton Road and Ronald Reagan Highway, Aug. 12. Douglas Cooper, no age given, 1425 Dantaler Drive, drug abuse, Aug. 13.

Incidents/investigations Menacing

Reported at 10691 Reading Road, Aug. 12.


$300 removed at 2801 Cunningham Drive, Aug. 9. DVDs valued at $265 removed at 2801 Cunningham Drive, Aug. 10.



William Kelly, 21, 471 Craig Ave., Cincinnati, charged with breaking and entering; receiving stolen property, had property stolen from Clermont County in his possession; Aug. 24. Francesca Dunn, 19, 31 Apple Road, Amelia, charged with breaking and entering; Aug. 24

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

1100 block of Congress Avenue; business broken into; two suspects arrested; nothing appears to have been taken from the business; Aug. 24.

Found property

600 block of East Sharon; wallet found in roadway by resident; wallet, laptop and other items had been taken from a vehicle while parked in a motel parking lot in Lexington, KY; owner was from Cookeville, TN; wallet was returned to the owner; other property has not yet been located; Aug. 25.

Property damage

700 block of Greenville Avenue; village property damaged during tree removal; persons responsible for the damage were located and will make arrangements with the village to correct the damage done; Aug. 20.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. operating motor vehicle intoxicated, drug possession at Kemper and U.S. 42, Aug. 11. Jena McCann, 39, 4961 Knollwood Drive, forgery at 10900 Reading Road, Aug. 4. Tyler Owens, 21, 2481 Nottingham Ave., theft at 10900 Reading Road, Aug. 4. Jonathon Hoffman, 24, 6246 Davon Court, possession at ABV, Aug. 7. Jaime Luna-Cervante, 38, 7501 School Road, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Scoutmaster and Fields Ertel, Aug. 9.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Storage opened and items valued at $405 removed at 3367 Hauck Road, Aug. 6.

Criminal damaging, theft

Projector, cell phone removed and windows of vehicle damaged at 9853 Meadow Bluff, Aug. 10. Vehicle window damaged and wallet and contents valued at $40 removed at 10990 Thornview Drive, Aug. 4.

Identity fraud

Reported at 11656 Lebanon Road, Aug. 12.

Passing bad checks

Reported at 11115 Reading Road, Aug. 11.




$150 removed at 2343 E. Sharon

Randall Vayo, 32, 12030 Mill St.,


Road, Aug. 10. Catalytic converter removed at 100 E. Business Way, Aug. 10. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11956 Lebanon Road, Aug. 11. Reported at 11575 Reading Road, Aug. 11. Jewelry valued at $4,500 removed at 5231 Amelia Drive, Aug. 8. Reported at 1738 E. Kemper Road, July 28. Catalytic converter removed at 10857 Sharondale, Aug. 13. Gas pumped and not paid for at 11610 Lebanon Road, July 20. Reported at 12164 Lebanon Road, Aug. 14.

Theft, criminal damaging

Catalytic converter removed at 50 E. Business Way, Aug. 9.



Pamela Hendel, 63, 1619 Nichole Court, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Aug. 17. Robert Mckinny, 53, 242 Hearne Ave., public intoxication at 11424 Springfield Pike, Aug. 17. Cetica Jones, 34, 12150 Springfield Pike, public intoxication at 12140 Springfield Pike, Aug. 17. Flenare Mascus, 19, no address given, theft at 865 Kemper Road, Aug. 16. Sesil Noh, 53, 11700 Princeton Pike, disorderly conduct at 11700 Princeton Pike, Aug. 14. Cecil Proffitt, 54, 2440 Gilbert Ave., theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, Aug. 14. Steven Glover, 20, 1482 Valdosta Drive, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct at 11700 Princeton Pike, Aug. 14. Mark Pates, 22, 10857 Sharondale Road, domestic violence at 1201 Steffens Ave., Aug. 12. Rolando Cruz, 21, 1312 Chesterwood Court, felonious assault at 1312 Chesterwood Court, Aug. 10. Alyson Baker, 22, 144 Sourthern Trace Road, theft at 11661 Princeton Pike, Aug. 7.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Room entered and items valued at $790 removed at 400 Glensprings, Aug. 13. Attempt made at 2107 Galion Lane, Aug. 15.

Run Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo

Claire F. Barone

Claire F. Barone, 97, of Wyoming died Aug. 20. She was a voracious reader, a perpetual student and was well-versed in world affairs, the arts and history and loved a lively intellectual conversation. Survived by children Francine Barone Murphy, William and Robert Barone; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were Aug. 24, at St. Gabriel Church, Glendale. Memorials to: Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 643270, Cincinnati, OH 452643270.

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The Cincinnati Zoo invites you to Run Wild during the Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk Sunday, Sept. 5, at 8 a.m. Everyone is invited to join the fun 3.1 mile/5 kilometer run through the beautiful Cincinnati Zoo. The course features the Zoo’s beautiful gardens and exotic animal exhibits. The Cheetah Run has a brand new course this year, beginning in the Vine Street Village area and winding its way through the Zoo. Also new this year, each runner will be equipped with chiptiming at the start and finish line that will give real-time, accurate race results. Runners will also receive a DriFit shirt that will be included in each runner’s pre-registration fee, with a limited number of shirts available for purchase the day of the race. After the race, children 12 and under can partici-

pate in a free Cheetah “Cub” Run within the Zoo. The race starts and ends at the Vine Street Village. As a special prize all participants in the Cheetah Cub Run will receive a ribbon when they cross the finish line. If patrons are interested in a genuine Cheetah run, they will be able to experience a demonstration in the newly remodeled Cheetah Encounter Exhibit. There is more space for both cheetah and guest to enjoy. The running demonstration times are Friday through Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. and noon. The morning of the race, there is a special 9:30 a.m. Cheetah Run demonstration. Race registration is available online at or by calling 513474-1399 for pre-registration. For more information, please visit

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Female reported at Cameron Road, Aug. 11. Female reported at Neuss, Aug. 15. Female reported at Harter Avenue, Aug. 17.


Bike of unknown value removed at 163 Ruskin, Aug. 10. Account accessed without consent at 211 Northland Blvd., Aug. 10. Purse and contents of unknown value removed from room at 11040 Springfield Pike, Aug. 10. CD player of unknown value removed at 1043 Chesterdale, Aug. 10. Computer valued at $4,000 removed at 12087 Sheraton Lane, Aug. 11. Vehicle tires and wheels valued at $2,3796 removed from vehicle at 15 Kemper Road, Aug. 12. Keys of unknown value removed at 832 Cedarhill, Aug. 12. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11315 Princeton Pike, Aug. 13. Reported at 477 Kemper Road, Aug. 13. Phone equipment of unknown value reported missing at 320 Glensprings Drive, Aug. 15. License plates removed from vehicle at 12050 Princeton Pike, Aug. 16. Catalytic converter of unknown value removed from vehicle at 400 Glensprings, Aug. 17.

Air Force Airman Damian H. Clark graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Clark is a 2009 graduate of Princeton High School, Clark Cincinnati. He is the son of Willis Clark of Sharondale Road. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training



in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Lincoln Clark graduates basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lincoln Clark III graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Lincoln

Clark Jr. of Sharonville. Clark is a 2006 graduate of Princeton High School The airClark III man completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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