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Local resident pens book on Greenhills

Police chief resigns after two months Cites ‘unexpected health reasons’ BY NATALiE CORziNE MOORE Managing Editor Once again, the village is looking for a new police chief. On April 16, Jim Schaffer resigned from his position as police chief for the village. Citing unexpected health reasons, Schaffer resigned after less than two months. (He started on March 4 after retiring from the Blue Ash police department.) Schaffer replaced Tom Doyle, who resigned last year after seven years as chief to take on a new job as head ranger for the Hamilton County Park District. The village has already

begun advertising for replacements. According to the village, “applicants should have 15–20 years of police experience that includes the necessary supervisory and police skills to be ready for promotion to the rank of Police Chief.” The position requires “the fortitude to build and maintain a small police department with limited resources.” Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience and training will receive consideration. The village police department currently has eight full-time and two parttime police officers with an operating budget of approximately $700,000, and serves approximately 3,615 residents,

Photo by Ron Smith

Police Chief Jim Schaffer at the March council meeting when he was sworn in as chief. Schaffer’s resignation effective May 17.


Village hosts Tree City USA awards program BY EVONNE KOVACH Village Manager

See entire article on page 7. Photos courtesy of Library of Congress

Local resident Debbie Mills of the Greenhills Historical Society and Margo Warminski of the Cincinnati Preservation Association have teamed up to write Greenhills, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. From top: the Greenhills shopping center when it first opened; Greenhills public transportation that ran from the village to downtown; women shopping at the local co-operative store and construction of homes in the A section.

Voting guide for May 7 On May 7, voters go to the polls to vote in the primary for Republican candidates to appear on the November ballot. According to, the following individuals are on the Republican ballot:

Mayor David B. Moore Maria C. Waltherr Council Jack Lee Glenn Drees Melanie K. Brokaw

On Friday, April 19, the Tree City USA Awards Program for southwest Ohio was held at Molloy’s on the Green. At the event, the Arbor Day Foundation recognized 37 southwest Ohio cities, villages, and townships as Tree City USA communities. Greenhills, of course, was among them, receiving the award for the 28th consecutive year. The title of "Tree City USA" was bestowed upon each community for its ongoing efforts to maintain and improve the quality of life through a concentrated street tree management program. Greenhills was pleased to be able to host this event during the year of its 75 year anniversary. Molloy’s was magically transformed into a beautiful woodsy garden; Destinys served an excellent luncheon; and the guest speaker was Vic Merullo, a wellknown tree law expert. There were about 180 attendees. A big thanks to our partners who helped make this a success: Delhi Flower & Garden Centers, Natorp’s, Krueger Maddux, and CDS Engineers.

Photo by Ron Smith Top: Mayor Fred Murrell accepts Greenhills’ award from Wendi Van Buren, Regional Urban Forester. Bottom: Molloy’s transformed into a woodsy garden for the event.

WW board updates superintendent search re-start BY TERESA CLEARY Staff Columnist Winton Woods Board of Education continues its search for a new superintendent, applications were accepted through April 29. The Board is again working with Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Search Consultant Kathy Lasota and hopes to name a new

superintendent by June 15. Lasota and the screening committee will meet Thursday, May 2, to review the candidates with a focus on their leadership, student focus, strategic thinking, organizational skills and curriculum knowledge. The Board will receive the committee’s recommendations on Monday, May 6, and plans to conduct interviews on Thursday, May

9, and Friday, May 10. The next step is reference and background checks and possible site visits from May 11-18. Second round interviews will take place from May 2831. The chosen finalists will meet with the community and school staff members the week of June 2. The superintendent search timeline is subject to change at the Board’s discretion.

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Village View G reenhills C ounCil M eetinG – The Greenhills Village Council meets the first Tuesday of every month at Greenhills Municipal Building, 11100 Winton Road. The next meeting is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 7. The following meeting is scheduled for June 4. Meetings may be viewed live at or on Time Warner Cable on Sundays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 7 a.m. and Fridays at 8 p.m. W oods C ity W inton of s Chools B oard eduCation MeetinG – 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 27 at the Board of Education Building, 1215 W. Kemper Road, Forest Park. For more information, please call the school board office at 513–619–2300. G reenhills a luMni all C lass B runCh The Greenhills Alumni Association will host their annual All Class Brunch on Sunday, July 7, 11 a.m. at Molloy’s on the Green. Destinys will provide the delicious menu of eggs, ham, and cheese strata, breakfast potatoes, sausage patties, or bacon, fresh fruit salad, mini muffins/croissants with jelly, flavored bread and coffee cake. Coffees, ice tea, and sodas will be available. Major General Dennis Lutz (ret.) will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. Reservations must be made by June 28 by sending a check payable to GHS Alumni Assoc. for $18 per person to: Jackie Noble, 42 Andover Rd., Greenhills, Ohio 45218. G reenhills G ators s WiM t eaM r eGistration – Priority registration for the 2013 swim season continues until May 10th. All swimmers age 5-18 are welcome. You don’t have to be a seasoned swimmer to join. For information, visit For questions, email, or call Liz at 851-1150. f irst B aptist C hurCh p resChool p layers and C hildren ’ s C hoir – At 6 p.m., on Sunday, May 19. the Preschool Players will present “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” and the Children’s Choir will present “Under God’s Sea” in 3D. A cookie reception will follow at the First Baptist Church of Greenhills, corner of Winton & Sharon Roads. All are welcome to attend. pioneer pasttiMes – From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays in May, at Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods. Ride the wagon to a pioneer campsite, play old time games, plant a garden, experience farm animals and visit the old schoolhouse. Bring your picnic lunch. Recommended for grades pre-K through second. Daily activities vary. Call (513) 521- 3276 ext. 100 for

more information. The cost is $6 per child, $2.50 per adult. Registration is due three days prior. Unregistered walk-ups are $7 per child, $2.50 per adult. Register online at: nts/fun-farm-programs.html Mini triathalon – 10 a.m., Sunday, May 26 at Winton Woods Harbor. Discover your inner tri-athlete! Start a new tradition and challenge yourself, family and friends to our semi-annual mini-triathlon! We will walk/run (1.7 miles), bike (3.4 miles) and paddle (1 mile) our way to a celebration that awaits the tri-athletes at the finish line. Try it solo or form a team of up to three! Canoe, kayaks and paddle equipment are all provided. Space is limited! Refreshments will be available for the participants only, but fans are welcome to bring snacks and a camera to the celebration! The cost is $20/person, registration ends 5/21. Register online at: http://www. lanGuaGe CaMp experienCe – For students in grades 3-8. Camp OFLA provides a summer language immersion experience for kids currently in grades 3-8 who want to begin learning a language other than English. The camp will be held June 915 at Camp Templed Hills in Bellville, Ohio. Camp OFLA is sponsored by the Ohio Foreign Language Association. Campers choose from Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish for a week of language immersion and cultural fun. Ohio teachers of these languages, assisted by advanced university and high school lan-

guage students, lead the camp. Campers have fun learning while they swim, cook, play games, dance, sing, play sports, and do arts and crafts. The week will culminate with a program on Saturday morning for parents and special guests. For more information on the cost, location and activities or to access the application forms, visit, Camp OFLA on Facebook, or contact Camp Director Lori Winne at l w i n n e @ f r o n t i e r. c o m . Applications should be submitted no later than June 1. Visit the district website to view more summer enrichment opportunities at: http://www. .aspx?cid=1260. Winton Woods CoMMunity day at the reds – 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 7. Contact via email: at goodcatch.cincy Website: For Group Ticket Sales Call 513-428-1002. Reds vs. Braves. Featuring the Winton Woods Middle School Choir Singing the National Anthem. Join the Winton Woods Community at the Great American Ball Park on May 7 to show school pride and support the Winton Woods Middle School as they sing the National Anthem. Proceeds will provide additional academic support to students residing in the Winton Woods community. Enjoy discount tickets while doing something good for students. Ticket Prices are: View Level: $10 (regularly $17) and Mezzanine Level: $15 (regularly $25).(No ticket limit. Promotion available to the entire community.) Tickets are available at all Winton Woods schools and the Winton Woods Board office. Longtime Greenhills Resident

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a message of gratitude to the good people of Greenhills Greenhills, Ohio (What a great place to be!) By BoB SteinHauer Guest Columnist For the last month I have been attempting to put down in writing just how grateful my family is to the Greenhills community (and far beyond) for the wonderful benefit put on for my grandson that took place 3/16/13 at the Greenhills American Legion Hall. Writing and re-writing and re-wording my thanks for the “Crank It Up For Hank Benefit” was becoming an insurmountable task. Trying to name all the people responsible was overwhelming as well and I realized that those who took part know exactly who they are and seeing their name in print is not why they did it. They all should know by now how grateful my family and I are for their monumental efforts. So here it is: Thank You Everybody! Your generosity, love, concern and caring shown for my grandson Hank has changed me, humbled me and completely overwhelmed me and my family. All the items donated to be raffled off was mind blowing. All the people who showed up to take part in the benefit has brought me to tears again and again every time I think about it. All the hard work put in by so many friends and also by a lot of people I barely know and even a lot of people I never met was just plain amazing. A lot of the people participating in this event were also involved in the Denny Buehler Memorial Tournament last summer and I would be remiss if I were not to mention how grateful I am to all of them and the Buehler family in particular for what they did for Hank last summer. The bands and musicians that played at the “Crank it Up For Hank” benefit were fabulous. I had every intention of going up to each and every one of them to personally thank them but was so overwhelmed

with it all, I failed to do that. I know I’ll be seeing you all again and I will do my best to thank you when that happens. The whole event happened without me lifting a finger. All I had to do was show up, hug people and cry. And boy did I cry. Tears of joy are wonderful. There were people from my childhood, my neighborhood, the many classes of Greenhills High School, my relatives, friends from out of town, friends I still see all the time, friends I hadn’t thought of in years, friends I never knew I had and met them for the very first time that night. It was quite the humbling experience. In June of 2012, at the age of approximately 19 months of age my grandson Hank (George Henry Renner), was diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD for short). In a nutshell, CGD is a blood disease that prevents the white blood cells from fighting infections. This disease happens to one in one million baby boys. The only possible cure is a special bone marrow transplant done by the wonderful doctors at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Prior to discovering this bone marrow can cure CGD, the disease was referred to as “Fatal” Granulomatous Disease. Hank’s bone marrow transplant took place last September (shortly after his 2nd birthday). The transplant was successful but complications arose extending his stay. What was estimated to be an approximately 3 to 3.5 month stay in quarantine at Children’s Hospital has now been over a 7 month stay. Hank has been required to stay in quarantine in his hospital room almost the entire time. But! There is light at the end of the tunnel. Hank’s progress recently has been very positive and a release date is now in sight. Hank will still be at Children’s Hospital for a while longer but

at least the doctors are giving us some positive estimates of his upcoming release. All this time, Hank has been the bravest, strongest and most positive member of our family, all while going through a seriously life-threatening illness and subsequent cure. He isn’t there yet but, by the gracfe of God, he is fighting to get there and what a fighter he is. This little guy gives us strength with his perseverance and sense of humor. People tend to say things like “This must be really hard on you and your family”. You never know how you are going to react until you get into a situation like this, but family always steps up to deal with it. What I usually say in response is “it isn’t hard on me at all. It is hard on Hank.” I am honored to be there for him and the rest of Hank’s family feels the same way. Like I said before, Hank gives me strength. Thank you again everybody for all you have done for my grandson Hank. As he gets older he will slowly realize how many people were pulling for him in his time of need. Soon we will all be seeing him running around and being a happy little boy again. All the prayers, kind words and generosity from this very special community we live in has once again made it clear to me why I still live here. God bless Greenhills, everyone who lives in it and especially all of you who such rock solid support to my family in this very scary episode of our lives. I owe all of you big time! Have a column idea or want ro write about an issue pertaining to the village? Contact the editor at editor@greenhills [Though the viewpoint expressed in this guest column is that of the author, I have to agree with his sentiment. Greenhills is a great place to live. This column was a great reminder of what makes our village so wonderful. -Ed.]

Computer and tv recycling drop-off opens may 4 Free program for residents open Saturday mornings Hamilton County Dept. environmental ServiCeS

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Hamilton County residents can recycle their obsolete computer equipment and televisions from 8 a.m. to noon, starting this Saturday, May 4, at the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free program operated at two Cohen locations: Cohen Norwood, 5038 Beech St., Norwood, Ohio 45212 and Cohen Cincinnati, 4538 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.

The Computer and TV DropOff Program remains open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon until October 26. The program will be closed for holidays on May 25 and August 31. Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, in order to participate. This program prohibits the acceptance of computer equipment/TVs from businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations. Acceptable items include: CPUs, hard drives, personal

copiers, docking stations, monitors, scanners, printers, cellular telephones, televisions, hard drives, tape and disk drives, VCR and DVD players, VHS tapes, circuit boards, cables, main frames, servers, terminals, fax machines, PDAs, back up batteries, chips, keyboards, mice, modems, computer speakers, CD Rom drives and laptops. For more information, please call the Recycling Hotline at 9467766, visit www.Hamilton

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Library Chat

Back in March, I mentioned that the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County had been named as a finalist for The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Well, we won! The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. Without your support, the Library wouldn’t be able to offer the level of service and programming available to you and your community. It’s because of your commitment to the Library that gives us the privilege of saying we’re one of the busiest and best library systems in the nation. This award belongs to all of us. Thank you. In other Library news, we have two exciting new services for you to use, called SearchOhio and OhioLINK. If

you can't find something in our collection, or maybe you're looking for an item but all our copies are checked out, you can now order it from the collections of over 140 Ohio public and academic libraries. These services are free, fast, and easy to use! You can get more detailed information on our website, at tml, or ask us at the branch and we’ll be happy to help! upcoming Programs at the greenhills Branch library Preschool Story Time – each Monday at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3 – 6 and caregivers welcome. Book a librarian – Appointments are available for help with technology of all kind. Whether you’re new to computers and need help setting up an email account, or you just bought a Kindle and want to know how to get free ebooks from the library, give us a call! We’ll give you oneon-one help. Call 369-4441 to set up an appointment. Thanks for Moms – Thursday, May 9 at 4 p.m.

Make a gift to give Mom for Mother’s Day. All children welcome. get Crafty with Mendy – Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Join us on the second Saturday of every month to make something cool! All teens and adults welcome. literary latte Book Club – Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. We will discuss Amsterdam by Ian McEwan. All adults welcome. lego Club – Saturday, May 18 at 3 p.m. Design and build fun creations with Legos! We'll provide the Legos. All children and families welcome. Mystery Book Club – Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. We will discuss Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo. All adults welcome. Tales to Tails – Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. Read aloud to a certified therapy dog. All children welcome. lucky Penny day – Thursday, May 23rd at 10:30 a.m. We’re celebrating Lucky Penny Day with stories and lots of pennies. Children ages 3 – 6 and caregivers welcome.

Several hometown heroes step up to the plate for education By TeReSa CleaRy Staff Columnist Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Joe Morgan is joined this year by Tuskegee Airmen Staff Sergeant Leslie Edwards and former Cincinnati Bengal and TV personality Dhani Jones in supporting the Good C.A.T.C.H. (Collective Achievement Through Connected Hands) program and its mission to raise support for educational offerings for students within Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township. Each of these “all stars” will host a pre-game meet-and-greet before the second annual Community Day on May 7 at Great American Ballpark. According to Katrina Rugless, Good C.A.T.C.H. chairperson, “the event is for community leaders, sponsors and residents who have been critical in raising support for education in their neighborhoods. Mr. Morgan, Mr. Edwards, and Mr. Jones understand the importance of developing academically prepared students and improving their success in life. Their support highlights that we can all play a role.” Good C.A.T.C.H has arranged a discount for the residents and businesses of Greenhills, Forest Park and Springfield Township to purchase Reds tickets at up to 42% below the regular ticket price. Every ticket sold generates a contribution toward the support of academic initiatives for students who reside in the Winton Woods City School District. View-level tickets are $10 each,

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by CHris kniGHt staff Columnist Spring weather is here and, with it, the return of outdoor activities that we enjoy so much: visiting the park, riding bikes and grilling out. These activities top the list of warm weather favorites as well as the list of warm weather injury activities. Let’s take a moment to remind ourselves and others to stay safe this season. Each year, we respond to numerous injuries received while using our area park’s wonderful facilities. While we are glad to be able to help those in need of medical assistance, we’re certain that none of those injured intended to meet us when they headed out for a day of fun. A little stretching before sports, or some adult supervision of young ones on the play equipment, might help avoid an unplanned ride in our ambulance. Whether you use charcoal, wood, gas or electricity for grilling, a moment’s inattention can spell disaster. To ensure safe cookouts, make sure someone tends the fire at all times. Here are some safety tips to consider: Keep grills away from combustibles, check hose integrity and hose connections to make sure gas is not leaking from your gas grill, never use any flammable or combustible liquid other than charcoal starter fluid to start a fire, NEVER DISPOSE OF WHAT YOU THINK ARE EXTINGUISHED COALS IN A PAPER OR PLASTIC CONTAINER. It is best to use a metal bucket and let the ashes stand for a few days before moving them to the trash. It’s hard to believe, but schools will be out around the same time that the next issue of the Journal is published. Let’s all be careful out there on the roads and make this summer another safe one for our children. There will be a spring craft show and sale on Friday, May 3(the date that this issue of the

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With prom time here and the end of the school year fast approaching, Forest Park Fire Department, u.C.'s air Care and Greenhills Fire Department demonstrated the complexities of teenagers being extricated and treated following a mock multiplevehicle accident at Winton Woods H.s. seen here, clear of the landing zone, air Care's helicopter is headed for university medical Center"s helipad. Journal comes out) from 6 until 9 (they choose to spend their on-call p.m. at the First Baptist church at hours at the firehouse) and the corner of Winton & Sharon. typically aren’t in the village when The GFD will be on hand to show they aren’t on-call (unlike resident off some fire trucks and to let kids volunteers who are here while not squirt out a “fire” with a real fire on-call). Our system relies on hose! There will be door prizes, a resident volunteers who respond split the pot, and a prize raffle. from home for fire runs whenever Food and drinks will be available they may occur which leads to this plea: If you are a resident who has and proceeds benefit the GFD. Our annual “Retiree dinner” ever considered becoming a GFD will be held Monday, May 6 prior volunteer firefighter, please give us to our usual monthly business a call! The experience of meeting. As always, it is a great volunteering in your own opportunity for our new (and not community is extremely rewarding so new) members to meet the men (just ask any of our long-time who helped make this department resident volunteers!) and when what it is today. While many of many folks chip in to do the job, these men visit the firehouse each of them has to do less to get it throughout the year, it’s nice to be done. There is no obligation and able to have them together to say you won’t get a hard-sell to join. Reach out and take the first step by thanks for a job well done. Finally, as our slogan says, we calling the firehouse at 513-589are 100% volunteer, 100% of the 3583 so we can start the time and that means that without conversation that could lead to an volunteers, it doesn’t work! We are amazing new adventure! Stop by the GFD website at thankful to have many well-trained and capable young volunteers WWW.GHFD.ORG or call 589among our ranks, but many of 3583 to learn more about joining them aren’t residents of the village us and have a safe month!

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Greenhills Swimming Pool Opening May 25 Membership applications can be obtained at the Greenhills Municipal Building or on line at

Hamilton County starts household hazardous waste Drop-Off Program HamiltOn COunty envirOmental serviCes Through November 2, Hamilton county residents can drop off for free hazardous waste materials to several designated sites. Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill. Hamilton County covers the cost per car for dropping off material in order to encourage the proper disposal of household hazardous waste materials. The program prohibits the acceptance of hazardous waste from businesses, churches, schools, and non-profit organizations. locations and Hours: Environmental Enterprises, Inc., 4600 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232 (directly across from Winton

Road); Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; closed May 25 and August 31. Environmental Enterprises, Inc., 10163 Cincinnati Dayton Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45241 (corner of Crescentville and Cincinnati Dayton Roads); Wednesdays only, 2 – 6 p.m. accepted items: pesticides; fertilizers ; solvents; thinners; lawn/pool chemicals; cleaners; household/auto batteries; fire extinguishers ; propane tanks ; oilbased paint; mercury ; fluorescent bulbs; driveway sealer; gasoline; motor oil; antifreeze ; thermostats and kerosene. unacceptable items: latex paint; radioactive materials; medical waster; explosives; ammunition; smoke detectors; tires; yardwaste;

garbage; roofng materials; appliances; computers; electronics; heating oil; fuel tanks; umarked cylinders; fireworks; gunpowder and prescription drugs. Latex Paint will be accepted only if resident brings other household hazardous waste. Latex paint is not hazardous and can be safely thrown away with your regular trash once it is solid. Simply leave the lid off and mix in sand, sawdust, or kitty litter to speed up the process. Once it is solid, place the can next to your trash with the lid off so your waste hauler can see that it is dry. If resident brings only latex paint, resident will be charged $1.50 per gallon of paint (minimum charge of $5.00). Check or credit card only— cash not accepted. If you have questions, click here or call (513) 946-7766.

Sunday: Pre-school Players & Children’s Choir – 6-7 p.m. Tuesday: Spice of Life-Women’s Bible Study - 9:45-11 a.m. Wednesday: Awana – K-6 grades – 6:30-8 p.m. Choir practice – 7-8:30 p.m.

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Academic signing day honors top students at WWHS

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Greenhills police officer Karen Huber recognized for 26 years of service

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Seven Greenhills residents were among the top 17 students at WWHS. From left, Taylor Baird, Sarah Harig, Elise Mills, Stacia Hackman, Blake Howard, Sarah Drees and Emily Capal. BY TERESA CLEARY Staff Columnist Winton Woods High School recognized its top scholars with an Academic Signing Day on Wednesday, May 1, in the school's library. The district's "Superintendent's Scholars," the top 17 students in the class, were honored at a ceremony reminiscent of athletic signing events. As part of the event, students announced the colleges they applied to, where they were accepted, and where they had chosen to attend. Admissions representatives were in attendance to congratulate their new students.

Woods High Winton School’s top 17 students — in class rank order — for the 2012-2013 school year, and the schools they are attending, are: 1. Marie Koala – University of Cincinnati 2. Sabrina Mercer – DePaul University 3. Katie Schmittou – University of Cincinnati 4. Jasmine Jones - The Ohio State University 5. Shanice Wiechman – Miami University 6. Emily Capal – University of Cincinnati 7. Taylor Baird – Ohio University

8. Blake Howard - The Ohio State University 9. Ruhi Gulati – University of Cincinnati 10. Sarah Harig – Miami University Hamilton 11. Stacia Hackmann – Valparaiso University 12. Sarah Drees - The Ohio State University 13. Emeral Lyles – Miami University 14. Olivia Nightingale – Johnson & Wales University 15. Darnell Dees – The Ohio State University 16. Elise Mills – Ohio University 17. Abigail Yeboah – University of Cincinnati

Winton Woods CSD to adopt all day kindergarten BY TERESA CLEARY Staff Columnist At the recommendation of Interim Superintendent Jim Smith, the Winton Woods Board of Education voted to approve all day, every weekday kindergarten at its March 28 meeting. “This will impact all kindergarten students at both Winton Woods Primary North and Primary South, where next year’s kindergarten students will attend the same schedule as first and second grade students,” said Interim Superintendent Jim Smith. “To accommodate the additional classes, the district will move preschool to the Kemper Heights building on Waycross Road in Forest Park to join the county preschool units. That building is in great shape with a wonderful playground.” In doubling the amount of instruction time for kindergarten students, the district aims to:

• limit the number of offtrack readers retained or remediated in the third grade as required by Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. • close the below gradelevel gap for many students in reading, but especially in math. • stretch top students to reach their maximum potential. • meet the requirements of the Six Month Academic Improvement Plan by increasing instruction in the core subject areas. Smith said the cost of going to an all day, every weekday program “will not greatly impact our general fund or cause us to reduce funding for programs in other areas. This will be paid for by slightly reducing title services for older students. The impact will be marginal as those buildings have alternative, robust intervention programs in place.” Kindergarten registration for Winton Woods City Schools for the 2013-3014 school year is underway at the

district’s enrollment center, located at 8 Enfield Street in the rear of the Greenhills Community Building. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Only custodial/residential parents or legal guardians may enroll a child in school. Required documents that must be presented at the time of enrollment include: • Three (3) items for proof of residence (lease, new home contract, mortgage statement receipt), plus two additional items such as energy, cable, water or phone bills. • Original birth certificate of the child. • Any custody/guardianship documents filed with a court. • Immunization records. •Photo ID of parent/ guardian enrolling the child. For more information, call the enrollment center at 6192360 or visit the district website at

Photos by Ron Smith

Greenhills Council at their April 2, 2013 meeting presented a plaque to Karen Huber in recognition and appreciation for her twenty-six years of service as an officer for the Greenhills Police Department.

Visitors pack Historical Society museum BY PATRiCK KERin Staff Columnist Happy 75th anniversary, Greenhills! The Greenhills Historical Society had two big events this month, one of them being the official birthday celebration of the village on April 1, 2013. We were concerned it was only going to be a small group of us celebrating, but after about twenty minutes our museum room in the Community Building was packed full of visitors there to enjoy cake and punch, see the exhibits and share stories of Greenhills. It was a great evening and we thank everyone who turned out and all our members who helped make it possible. On Thursday, April 25, the Society hosted visitors to the Community Building and gave

them a tour of the facility and the museum room. These guests had attended a symposium on Modernist architecture earlier in the day in connection with the unveiling of the recently restored Rauh House in Woodlawn. The Rauh House restoration, which has received considerable attention in the local press recently, is a landmark of local modernist architecture and is also seventy-five years old this year. It was an honor for us to show these visitors our wonderful Community Building. The Society’s board will meet again on Monday, May 20 in the museum room of the Community Building. Please note that this is a week earlier than normal because of Memorial Day the following Monday.

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New book showcases the Village of Greenhills BY SANDY SHALTON Guest Columnist Local resident Debbie Mills of the Greenhills Historical Society and Margo Warminski of the Cincinnati Preservation Association have team up to write Greenhills, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. The illustrated volume highlights the fascinating history of this New Deal village from its beginnings through 2013, which is the town’s 75 year anniversary. Images of America: Greenhills celebrates family and civic life and some of the unique features of Greenhills, including its distinctive architecture and public green spaces. The Village of Greenhills, the Greenhills Historical Society, the Greenhills Alumni Association, and many volunteers and staff members dedicated their time and talents to this publication, which was written and prepared thanks to community effort.

Greenhills is an American treasure. It is one of only three "model" greenbelt towns built during the Great Depression by the New Deal's Resettlement Administration, designed to move working people out of crowded cities and into new, well-planned communities in the suburbs. Construction began in December 1935, and the first families moved there in 1938. Greenhills featured schools, churches, and stores within easy walking distance, as well as wonderful amenities: walking paths, green spaces, and community and recreational facilities. In hard times, when many struggled with crowded, decrepit housing, Greenhills offered affordable, well-built homes with the latest conveniences. When onethird of the country was out of work, many men were employed in the planning and building of Greenhills. Images of America: Greenhills serves to honor the historical

uniqueness of the landmark plan that created and defined the area. include: the Highlights Resettlement Administration, the Greenbelt; family and civic life; the cooperatives; public art, and culture. Available at area bookstores, independent retailers or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-3132665 or at http://www.arcadia

Waycross offers a summer film workshop for youth BY CHip BerGquiST Waycross Media Waycross Community Media is offering a ten week summer workshop for middle and high school students led by Cincinnati filmmaker Bob Leibold. The workshop will introduce students in grades 6 – 12 to the process of film making. The students will create a short film (between 4-7 minutes), complete with credits and soundtrack, while learning the fundamentals of how films are created. This is a hands-on workshop. The process will begin in the concept stage where the students will create rounded characters, determine a plot and follow a storyline. Based on these parameters, the students will write a script with the help of our workshop leaders. Once the script has been approved, the students will

serve as cast and crew. After the filming has been completed, interested students will assist in the editing process. The workshop will conclude with a premier party for friends and family, with each student receiving a DVD copy of the completed project. This is an opportunity for kids to be exposed to several new skills in a fun environment and to have a tangible result to show teachers, college admissions officers, and family. Waycross will offer separate workshops for middle and high school students. Each workshop will have one session each week for 10 weeks. The workshop for students in grades 9-12 will be held on Thursday afternoons, 2 PM - 5 PM, from June 6 - August 8 (excluding July 4). The workshop for students in grades 6-8 will be held on Thursday evenings, 6 PM 9 PM, from June 6 - August 8

(excluding July 4). The premier party for both groups is scheduled for Friday, August 16 at 6 PM. There is a registration fee of $100 for this Workshop, and registration will be limited to 12 students per session. To register online, visit summercamp.html. For information, call 825-2429. Waycross Community Media coordinates community media and internet services for Forest Park, Greenhills, Colerain Township and Springfield Township.

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Kiwanis art fundraiser a success BY peGGY DOLLer Staff Columnist Kiwanis recently partnered with Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council to present the second art auction fund raiser. The event was held at The Grove on Winton Road and was well received. Art was provided by the Marlin Arts Gallery in New York and a good time was had by all. Thanks to all who participated. Community support of our fund raising efforts allows us to be involved in various worthwhile projects. The club participated in Student Recognition Day at Twin Towers on April 23, where students from 36 schools were recognized for their excellence in academics and community service. This is always a humbling event – these kids are amazing. In addition, the club supported SOUL Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Transforming

Jail Ministries, Ronald McDonald House, Fishing Has No Boundaries and Mt. Healthy Food Alliance. We are pleased to continue Student of The Month awards to youngsters in the Winton Woods School District and look forward to presenting our annual scholarships to deserving high school seniors. The club recently lost two long time members who gave many years and hours of service to the community through Kiwanis projects. Dale Haller and Dr. James Letton were past presidents of the club and continued to “give back” especially through work with education. Mr. Haller was instrumental in setting up the separate Foundation that provides scholarships, among other gifts, and Dr. Letton was involved with the school district through a number of committees and services. They made a difference and will be missed.

DAVID MOORE for Greenhills Mayor In the Republican primary May 7, 2013 ENDORSED by the GREENHILLS REPUBLICAN PARTY Paid for by the Committee to Elect Village of Greenhills Officials, Kenny R. Burck Treasurer, 789 Carini Lane, Greenhills, OH 45218

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Judy’s Fisher’s “ Do You Remember When?” BY JuDY fiSHeR Staff Columnist • You loved your childhood home (full of wonderful memories) so much that when it came up for sale you wanted to buy it? That’s exactly what Garrett “Gary” Toren of Davenport, Ca. wanted to do when Terry and Jane (Buchanan) Yaeger sold 9 Alcott Lane, but he felt he lived too far away to be a decent landlord. I got a nice e-mail from Gary who read my column about our mayors. He wanted to reconnect with Tom Williams who had lived next door to him. Wendel got busy and the childhood pals were able to touch base. Tom was in Australia at the time, and Gary shared that Tom has a pending project to build a hospital for disabled children in an Asian third world country. Gary’s parents (Ruth and Henry Wallace Toren) moved here in the late spring of 1938. Since their house wasn’t completed yet, they lived across the street. His mother wrote down a lot of her early memories of Greenhills. “It was wonderful to watch the finishing touches put in, and when we did move it was like heaven. We never lived in a brand new house. It smelled so good! It was one of the few completely separate houses with trees and a green lawn. In back of the house was a long hill and kids from all over the village would come to sled down it after a snowfall. Some used real sleds, but most used pieces of cardboard.” Among other memories she wrote down before her passing was one about the wide blacktop path, through the shady woods they used to get to the swimming pool, always with the right temperature. The large green area in the middle of Alcott was where outdoor games were enjoyed. She mentioned that all of the grounds were for everyone’s use, but privacy was very much observed. The people mowed their own lawn, but in the spring, the government mowed the backyard hill. Since they had no car, twice a year, they sent for a Sears and Roebuck catalog and eagerly awaited the big cardboard carton.

Those were happy years. Behind the Toren’s home was a deserted farm and a small lake called Gabbard’s Pond. It was great for ice-skating, and Ruth enjoyed the skating as much as the younger skaters who would often sit on big logs and get warm by a huge fire built by park rangers. Summertime brought baseball, lawn croquet, and the ping-pong table, on their lawn, in constant use only stopping for rain. Sadly, Gary’s sister Patty never got to see or enjoy Greenhills . She had died of scarlet fever at age 11. The family moved here shortly after that. Gary was born here in 1942. The family moved from the village in 1955. His sister Mary (3) when the family moved here went to OLA (Our Lady of Angels) a Catholic high school for girls. She went on to the Cincinnati College of Music majoring in piano, but played the flute in several symphony orchestras. She raised a family before going to law school in her forties. She was graduated first in her class at both Santa Clara and New York University law schools. She was known primarily as a bankruptcy lawyer, and a nationally known tax authority. She was a member of the government team that prosecuted Enron. She lives in Los Gatos, Ca. Sister Joan (8) attended school in Greenhills and Mount St. Joseph’s College. She became a dietician, married a doctor, and raised three girls. (Gary still has a photo of a Greenhills beauty pageant that she won.) His brother Wally (Henry, Jr.) attended Purcell High School and spent untold hours taking many buses to get there and back. On completion of ROTC, he entered the Navy. Later on, he pursued a career in journalism. He is deceased. Lastly, he shared about his mother being the lone piano teacher in the village for several years. She was known as “Mrs. Toren”. (Maybe there are still some of her students who will have memories of her wonderful love for music and her kindness.) Most parents could not afford pianos so Ruth would graciously allow her pupils to come

and practice when she was not teaching. Half hour lessons were often allowed to stretch into an hour. She wanted to instill the love of good music in her pupils and only used classical composers. Her students played from memory. (She taught every day until she passed away at age 90.) I recall my sister taking piano lessons in the mid-fifties from an equally wonderful teacher Helen Baker of Flanders Lane. Two “fun” stories from Ruth (names omitted to protect the guilty!!) which were not so much fun for the students involved are: One of her most advanced pupils had a long, difficult piece to play. He’d get halfway through and completely freeze up. He played furiously to the “zone out” spot and would blank out again and again. He did this six times. Gary remembers him getting up, taking his seat, and putting his head in his hands. God bless those at that recital in the Community Building. They gave him a standing ovation! Another student (who was tone deaf) learned to play by memorizing all the chords by finger positions. On the day of her big recital, she misplaced her fingers incorrectly on the keys. The entire song was done completely off key. At the end, she got up, took a bow, and smiled ear to ear. Everyone applauded politely, and she never knew it was all out of tune. Ruth was worried at her next lesson because she feared someone might have told her differently. She told Mrs. Toren, “My mother told me that I played better than anyone there, even Mary!!” God bless mothers! It gives my heart warm fuzzies and a good feeling that our renown Journal travels a far and that my silly memory column does stir up old memories. I welcome them and am glad to share. Thanks, Gary, for the compliments. It’s been a joy sharing the Toren’s memories. Gary summed it up: “No neighborhood anywhere will ever compare to A block in the 40’s and 50’s. How I do miss those times!!” (I venture to say that a lot of Greenhills offspring feel the same way about their area even today.)

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Obituaries Joseph Gino Luchi Former Greenhills resident Joseph Gino Luchi, 88, died peacefully on April 2, 2013, at his home in Fountain Hills, Arizona with his family by his side. One of seven children, Mr. Luchi was born on January 7, 1925, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Gino and Pia Luchi. Growing up, Joe excelled in a number of sports especially basketball playing for Portsmouth Central Catholic High School. Joe was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Cincinnati where, in 1951, he earned allconference honors for the Bearcats in the Mid-American Conference. Known for his relentless determination, competitive spirit, and reliable left-hand jumper, “Jumping Joe” Luchi, as captain, helped lead the Bearcats to the 1951 National Invitational Tournament held at Madison Square Garden in New York. Joe was a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa (vice-president), Sigma Sigma, Ulex, and Omicron Delta Kappa where he was given the “outstanding UC senior athlete” award. Joe was also selected “outstanding personality” of the class of 1951, an elite group of eighteen. After graduation, he was a 3rd round draft pick of the New York Knickerbockers of the NBA. During World War II, Joe served honorably as a gunnery training sergeant at a number of stateside USAAF bases. Joe always enjoyed dancing to the tunes from the Big Band era and was particularly fond of reading western novels by renowned author Louis L’Amour. Joe married Billie Frances Pridemore in Lexington, Kentucky on November 24,1944 and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio eventually residing for over 43 years in Greenhills. Joe started teaching and coaching at Roger Bacon High School in 1952. Afterwards, he began a long, successful sales career in the automobile and aerospace industries. He retired in 1993. Joe was well-known and respected for his integrity, generosity, wit and hard work. To ensure his fellow salesmen at Voi-Shan Aerospace received appropriate recognition for their various achievements, Joe helped establish the legendary “Voi-Shan Academy”. Joe and Billie moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona in 1996. Joe was a member of the Kentucky Colonels, the American Legion, and attended the Church of the Ascension in Fountain Hills. In Addition to his wife Billie, Joe is survived by his five children: Michael (Jorj) Luchi of Granbury, Texas, Laura Luchi (Stephen) LaMendola of Beaumont, Texas, Dee Luchi (Charles) Hernandez of Phoenix, Arizona, Joe (Teresa) Luchi of Folsom, California and Dana Luchi (Leslie) Tompkins of Phoenix,

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Arizona. The proud grandfather of Tara,Joey, Michael, Luke, Cassie, Lara Lee, AmieAnn, Trey, Tate and Jeb, and his adored great-grandchildren Frances, Grady and Netti. At the family’s request, no services were held .

James Carey Letton Dr. James C. Letton, 79, passed away on March 26, 2013. A native of Paris, KY, Mr. Letton received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Kentucky State University in

Frankfort and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1970. While in Chicago, Jim taught at Triton College, and worked for the noted African-American scientist Percy Julian at Julian Laboratories (forerunner of Smith, Kline & French Pharmaceuticals) specializing in a steroid/cholesterol process. Following graduation, Dr. Letton moved his family back to Kentucky where he taught organic chemistry and subsequently earned the position of Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at KSU. During those KSU years, he would persuade and encourage the entire family to gain education in the sciences as well as serve as director of the university/National Institute of Health biomedical project concerning sub-clinical malnutrition. As important, he encouraged his students to seek the sciences and continue their education where many became MD’s, PhD’s and DMD’s. In 1975, Jim moved the family to Cincinnati where he went to work for Procter & Gamble Co., retiring in 1995. During the P&G years, Dr. Letton received 20 patents in his name that included such things as the enzyme stabilization system which became the base for the development of Era Plus laundry detergent. Later he was part of the team that developed the fat substitute olestra. As an innovative scientist delivering technical excellence for P&G, he was named a Victor Mills Research Fellow, P&G’s highest honor for research and development excellence. Dr. Letton continued following his mantra of “paying back and paying forward” through love of family, KSU Alumni Association, P&G, Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis

(past president), and his local community, in particular the Winton Woods school system. Over the years, he received the Percy L. Julian Award for in applied contributions research in science/engineering, was awarded the distinguished alumni citation from the National Association for Equal Opportunities in Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Changing Diet, Black America’s Enterprise and entered into the American Men & Women of Science, receiving Researcher of the Year from the National Organization for the of Black Advancement Chemists and Engineers. He received an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, Kentucky State University, as well as being entered into the KSU Hall of Fame. He is a man that made a difference no matter what he was doing. Dr. Letton is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosaline Stovall Letton, sons, James A. Letton of Cincinnati, Ohio and Dr. Alan Letton of Summerville, North Carolina; his daughter, Lillian Letton (husband Tom Henderson) of Carmel, Indiana; eight grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren and many close friends and relatives. Services have been held. Memorials suggested to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203.

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Citizenship should not be taken for granted by Pat andWan Guest Columnist Most residents of Greenhills are U.S. citizens. Yet, too many of us take our citizenship for granted. In 1938 the requirements for residency in Greenhills included evidence of income levels and character indicating “good citizenship.” My visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in 2010 was one of the most fascinating days I can remember. Recently, I met Yvette, who immigrated to America from Africa with her husband. She had lived in our country for several years and spoke beautiful English. Her conversational grasp of American History and Civics astonished me. “In the United States citizens can express their opinions freely, travel freely, and go to any church they choose”, she told me. I asked when she would take the Naturalization test. She seemed embarrassed to tell me, they did not have the money. In my search to understand her predicament, I did an internet search on “How to become US citizen” and visited the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services website. The USCIS website gives information on how to find work, locate housing, and enroll your children in school. An immigrant must live as a permanent resident for five years before being eligible to apply for Naturalization. If married to a US citizen, the wait is three years. If the immigrant travels out of the country for 6 months, it will likely cause the clock to start back at day one. If gone for over a year, the clock definitely starts at day one. Then a person can file the application for citizenship and take the Naturalization test. In the meantime: 1. If you are a man between 18 & 26, you must sign up with Selective Service for possible service with the U.S. Armed Forces. (This shows that you are willing to serve.) 2. To be eligible to apply for nat-

uralization, you must pay income tax. 3. Let USCIS know, if you change your address. You must maintain your continuous permanent residency and physical presence, without going on a long trip out of the U.S. (before you file your application for Naturalization). 4. Learn to speak, read and write English. 5. Learn about U.S. History and Government (Civics on test) “In the United States, citizens play an important part in government and you need to learn about this role.” 6. Learn about the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens have. a. Avoid behavior that might show lack of “good moral character” (being drunk most of the time; engaging in prostitution; lying to get naturalization or immigration benefits) b. Always respect and obey the law – do not commit crimes. c. When you apply for Naturalization you must report all crimes you have committed – do not lie! If you have committed certain crimes, you can never become a U.S. citizen. (murder; rape; sexual abuse of a child; violent assault; trafficking in drugs, firearms, or people; aggravated felony with terms 1+ year) Reasons barring U.S. citizenship: You should see an immigration attorney or other legal counselor in any of the following situations: 1. You have been convicted of a crime. 2. You have ever lied to an immigration officer, consular official, or government official. 3. You married solely to obtain residency status. 4. Since becoming a lawful permanent resident, you have been absent from the United States for long periods of time, especially periods over one year. 5. You have ever been arrested.

Professional development changes means early release for WWCs in 2013-14 by teresa Cleary staff Columnist Improvements to professional development throughout Winton Woods City Schools means students will have a one-hour early release day on Wednesdays for the 2013-2014 school year. “We will maintain the two professional days within the calendar year in October and January, as well as the two days we currently have before school begins,” said Dr. Terri Socol, executive director of teaching and learning. “We will not be requesting waiver days for 2013-2014 but will be moving to a one-hour early release schedule every Wednesday instead.” Socol said professional development will focus on teacher immersion and planning for the Common Core standards in math and reading and the Ohio Revised

Standards in social studies and science. The new schedule will allow teacher based teams to meet on a regular basis and will allow schools to develop a modified schedule where core content is reduced by only a small amount each Wednesday versus losing an entire four days of instruction on waiver days. There will be no early release during the following short school weeks: • first week of school • week of October 18 • week of Thanksgiving • week prior to winter break • week of January 6 • week of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday • week of Presidents’ Day • week prior to spring break • last week of school due to exams The Winton Woods Board of Education approved the changes to professional development at its April 22 meeting.

6. You failed to file an income tax return for any year since becoming a lawful permanent resident. 7. You owe child support As a U.S. citizen, you can help more of your family members come to the United States. In addition to your spouse and unmarried children, you can also petition for your parents, married children, siblings (married or single), and fiancé. In most cases unmarried children get permanent residence faster if the parents are U.S. citizens than if the parents are permanent residents. It costs $680 to apply for U.S. citizenship ($85 Fingerprinting & $595 Application Fee). If you become a citizen before your children turn 18, they will become U.S. citizens. Last week I spoke to a friend who immigrated from Poland when she was five years old. Her family was sponsored by her uncle. They shared housing for many years, helping each other along. Today she lives in Montgomery with her husband, a retired P&G executive (having lived internationally throughout his career). She was brought to tears because so many Americans are unsympathetic to today’s new comers. The “primary” benefit listed for citizenship is the right to vote. Let us value our citizenship through volunteering, helping our neighbors, serving our families, questioning our politicians, worshiping our God, and running for office.

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N GREENHILLS CONCERTS ON THE COMMONS 2013 N Wednesday, June 5, 7-9 p.m Kyle Ryan with his Elvis Tribute The Song Stylings of Mary Stein 2nd half of show: The Mystery Man with his tribute to Roy Orbison and surprise guests! SPONSORED BY MobilComm ********************************************************* Wednesday, June 12, 7-9 p.m. Celebrating THE 75TH ANNIVERSAY OF GREENHILLS!! Pam Noah and her 9 piece Swing Band SPONSORED BY Alois Alzheimers Center ********************************************************* Wednesday, June 19, 7-9 p.m. Mr. Chris and the Cruisers *TOM ENDERELE CAR SHOW SPONSORED BY Sweeny Automotive and PNC Bank ********************************************************* Wednesday June 26, 7-9 p.m University of Cincinnati Concert Band SPONSORED BY The Animal Care Center of Forest Park ********************************************************* Wednesday July 10, 7-9 p.m Sound Body Jazz Band *SPECIAL GUEST: SARAH DREES SPONSORED BY The Kiwanis ********************************************************* Wednesday July 17, 7-9 p.m JETSET GETSET *Intermission to be announced SPONSORED BY The Greenhills Fire Dept. ********************************************************* Wednesday July 24, 7-9 p.m G MILES AND THE HITMEN. ********************************************************* Wednesday August 14, 7-9 p.m TEX SCHRAMM AND THE RADIO KING COWBOYS *Intermission—ULMER/MCFARLAND SPONSORED BY Wood and Lamping Law Firm ********************************************************* Wednesday August 21, 7-9 p.m. This will be the alternate rain date of the car show. BLAIR CARMEN AND THE BELLVIEW BOYS SPONSORED BY Alois Alzheimers Center ********************************************************* Wednesday September 4, 7-9 p.m. AMERICAN LEGION POST 530 CONCERT BAN

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Classified Ads Place your classified ads (no agents) prepaid with $3 for first 30 words ($0.20 for each additional word), in the Greenhills Post Office door or mail to: Greenhills Journal, 22 Endicott, Greenhills, OH 45218. We regret that we cannot accept ads by phone. The deadline for copy is 12 p.m. the Friday prior to publication. (See the masthead on page 2 for publication dates.) For information, call Kim Kuhlman, 851–0532. NOtIcE: If you have ever submitted photos to the Journal, they may be retrieved from the Greenhills Branch Post Office at 22 Endicott St., Greenhills. FOR RENT HAvE A HEART TRAP – for raccoons. $15 per week. Call Lisa at 490-4720.

your next event special. I have over 20 years experience. My music library consists of songs from 1940–present. I also have Karaoke, dance lighting, bubble/smoke HELP WANTEd machines and music video HHOUSECLEANING HELP WANTEd – 0-3 days/wk. shows. If you are getting mar$15/hr to start. Must be hon- ried or having a party, then est, hardworking and depend- call Jeff Bowling at 373–8602. able. Call Lisa at 490-4720. JMB LAWNCARE – Let one company do it all. I provide: mowing, edging, gutter cleaning, mulching, general landscaping, leaf removal, snow removal, fertilizing, aerations, grass seeding, bush and tree trimming, plus anything else. I will also do small jobs dISC JOCKEy – DJ Sound around your house. For 2013, Excellence wants to make I am charging $25 a mow for

SERvICES GUTTER CLEANING – painting, guards, driveway sealing, wallpapering, light moving and hauling. Insured. Call Kevin for a free estimate at 859-468-4385 or 859-4461184.

new customers. Call Jeff at 373–8602 or visit my website: CINCy TURF SURFERS – provides full service turf management. Mowing, trimming, control, fertilizer/weed mulching, etc. First mow is free for new customers. Call Craig at 513-317-3070 or visit CHILdCARE CHILdCARE IN My GREENHILLS HOME – Full time and part time available. We will spend most afternoons at the Greenhills pool. I prefer ages 3 & up. For more information, call Sandy 8516571.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Body By Todd Todd Sexton Personal Trainer ACE certified PFT Member IDEA, ELITE Located in Greenhills Shopping Center

By Appointment Only – 513-308-5924

We now transfer records to CD! Also film, video, slides to DVD. Mention this ad, get 10% off! (minimum $80 order) Peter Mayer 932 Ligorio Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45218 513-851-9765

Massage therapy celebrating 13 Years of Business in Greenhills! Mark Hoelle, RN LMT, Greenhills Resident

clip this ad for 20% off your next massage! Gift certificates available. Call for appointment 513-851-1923 or 513-607–4923


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GREENHILLS JOURNAL CARRIER OPPORTUNITIES The Greenhills Journal maintains a waiting list for both permanent and substitute newspaper carriers. Paid position. No collections! This is a wonderful way to serve to the community, while earning pay. Routes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Suggestions for new routes are always considered! If interested in being added to the waiting list, please contact Barry W. Behrmann, distribution manager at 513-825-7238 or e-mail to:

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The Greenhills Journal  

May 2013 edition

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