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village Manager

Representative of the

Regional Income Tax Agency

(RITA) coming to town

On Thursday, March 29

from 12 p.m. until 4 pm there

will be a representative of the

Regional Income Tax Agency

available to assist you with

2011 Greenhills local income

tax filing. Remember, you

always have the options to file

online and/or obtain assistance

through or

by calling toll free 1-800-860-


2012 Spring Leaf


This note is just a heads-up

that beginning Monday, April

16 and running for one week

only, the Greenhills Service

Department will collect bulk

leaves from Village residential

properties. Each street in the

Village will receive one pass

for the Spring leaf collection.

Residents are asked to have

leaves at the curb by Monday,

April 16 for collection. Crews

will not be raking leaves, only

vacuuming them.

As always, leaves should be

placed at the back of the curb

and not in the street. Piles may

be no wider than three feet.

Never place leaves within 15

feet of a storm sewer catch

basin and please help keep

catch basins clear of leaves at

all times to help prevent street

flooding during rain events.

Leaves only will be accept-

ed for this collection. Piles

containing branches, garden

waste, soil, rocks or any mate-

rial that could damage our

expensive machinery will be

left and become the property

owner’s responsibility to

remove and recycle.

Please remember that the

Village Leaf Collection is

intended to assist residents dur-

ing spring cleanup efforts. No

leaves may be placed at the

curb after the Service

Department has made its one

pass down your street. Leaves

which are blocked by parked

vehicles will not be collected

and will be the responsibility

of the resident to remove and



RITA rep available for tax questions March 29

Submitted by Evone Kovach

village Manager

After a successful homebuy-

er’s workshop last September,

the Village of Greenhills is set-

ting up another one to continue

the promotion of homeowner-

ship in the Village. This will be

a hands-on workshop with

information available on the

203K program that will finance

the purchase and renovation of

a house, the Welcome Home

Grant program for down pay-

ment and closing cost assis-

tance, and other similar home-

buyer incentives. There will be

loan officers present to discuss

lending and credit require-

ments. There will be informa-

tion on housing opportunities

in the Village.

There are a lot of reasons to

live in Greenhills: it’s the

safest community in Hamilton

County; we have many ameni-

ties in a wonderful historic

environment, including walk-

ing trails, a community swim-

ming pool and golf course;

quiet neighborhood streets;

small town feel; beautiful

trees; shopping close by; easy

accessibility; and numerous

options for education.

The time is ripe to purchase

a home! Purchase prices are

reasonable and interest rates

are still low. Invest now in a

home in Greenhills and watch

your investment grow!

Greenhills has a number of

townhouses ready for home-

owners to purchase, as well as

townhouses needing to be


“Our goal is homeowner-

ship, but we have some inter-

esting building rehab scenarios

where a buyer could purchase 2

side-by-side townhouses and

live in one and rent the other;

or perhaps take a 3 unit build-

ing and create a duplex,”

according to Greenhills

Municipal Manager Evonne


“Greenhills is willing to

negotiate good sale prices in

exchange for a commitment to

invest in these structure(s).”

The workshop is scheduled

for Thursday, March 29, 2012

from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,

and will be held at Molloy’s,

10 Enfield Street, Greenhills,

Ohio 45218. There is no cost to


Easter Services

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church

17 Farragut Road


Holy Thursday – April 5. 7 p.m. Evening Mass of the

Lord’s Supper

Good Friday – April 6. 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. –

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday – April 7. 8:45 p.m. – Easter Vigil

Liturgy – Lighting of the Easter Fire will signal the

beginning of the Easter Vigil, follwed by a procession

of the newly lit 2011 Paschal Candle into the church for

the Easter Vigil Liturgy.

Easter Sunday April 8. 9 a.m. – Mass; 11:30 a.m. –


Messiah Lutheran

10416 Bossi Lane


Palm Sunday – Traditional Service, 8:30 a.m.

Contemporary Service at 10:45 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt

to follow.

Maundy Thursday – April 21. Service at 7 p.m.

Good Friday – April 22. Service at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday – April 24. Traditional Service at

8:30 a.m.; Easter Breakfast, 9 a.m. Contemporary

Service at 10:45 a.m.

Forest Chapel United Methodist Church

680 W. Sharon Rd.


Palm Sunday – April 1. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt for children aged 0-12, immediately

after the service.

Maundy Thursday – April 5. 7 p.m. Holy


Good Friday – April 6. Open sanctuary for prayer

and meditation noon to 1 p.m., 7 p.m. Tenebrae


Easter – April 8. Sunrise Service at 7:15 a.m.,

Traditional Service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School at

10:30 a.m., ConneXion at 11:30 a.m.

Greenhills Community Church, Presbyterian

Corner of Winton and Cromwell Rds.


Palm Sunday – April 1. 10:30 a.m. Sunday service

begins with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem –

then transitions to a gathering storm. The Chancel

Chimes (a joint GCCP/Trinity Lutheran bell choir)

will provide special music.

Maundy Thursday – April 5. 7 p.m. The Last

Supper is remembered in a Tenebrae service in which

candles are gradually extinguished as the events lead-

ing to the cross are described. This service includes a

musica offering by the chancel choir and intimate

communion in small groups around the table.

Easter – April 8. 10:30 a.m. The Day of

Resurrection is celebrated with a procession of ban-

ners, flowers, singers, choral and string anthems,

scripture, and a message of Good News.

Second homebuyer’s workshop planned

Photo by Ron Smith

Construction workers replace water mains on Damon Rd.

Annual Greenhills FireDepartment Easter Egg Hunt

2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8Nicholas G. Bates Commons

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grEEnHillS CounCil mEETing

– 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, March 6. The following

meeting is scheduled for April 3.

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.

WinTon WoodS CiTy SCHoolS

board oF EduCaTion mEETing

– Monday, March 26 7 p.m. 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.

KiWaniS oFFErS SCHolarSHipS

– The Greenhills-Forest Park

Kiwanis is once again offering

scholarships of up to $2,000 to

graduating seniors in good aca-

demic standing and with out-

standing achievements in school

and community service. Students

must live within boundaries of

the Winton Woods School

District but may attend any pub-

lic or private high school or be

home schooled. Awards will be

paid directly to the college, uni-

versity, career or technical pro-

gram selected by the student and

are intended for use in payment

of tuition, fees or books.

Application forms are available

from school Guidance Offices

and are due April 20, 2012 to:

GHFP Kiwanis Foundation, Ben

Floyd, Scholarship Chairman, 15

Annadale Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio

45215. If home-schooled, appli-

cants may email at peabody@ or phone 771-1659 for

application forms.

WWCS KindErgarTEn rEgiS-

TraTion – Winton Woods City

Schools will begin kindergarten

registration for the 2012-2013

school year on Monday, March 5.

Office hours at the district’s

enrollment center, located at 8

Enfield Street in the rear of the

Greenhills Community Building,

are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3

p.m. For the convenience of

those registering, there will be

special extended hours from 7

a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March

6 through Thursday, March 8.

Students entering kindergarten

must be five years old on or

before September 30, 2012 to be

eligible. Only custodial/residen-

tial parents or legal guardians

may enroll a child into school.

Required documents that must be

presented at the time of enroll-

ment include: three items for

proof of residence (lease, new

home contract, mortgage state-

ment receipt), plus two addition-

al 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 and photo ID of

parent/guardian enrolling the child.

For more information, call the

enrollment center at 619-2360 or

visit the district website at http:// depart-


ForEST parK WomEn’S Club –

Join the Forest Park Women’s

Club for “Remembering Norman

Rockwell” at 7 p.m., Thursday,

March 15. Ceci Wiselogel will

present a program about

Rockwell’s light-hearted passion,

wit for detail and nostalgic por-

trayals of everyday life. All are

welcome. For more information,

call club president Charlene

Lausche at 522–0066.

EaSTEr SpECTaCular — Bring

your family and friends and

enjoy lunch with the Easter

Bunny, an egg hunt and other

family-friendly activities! Easter

Spectacular is a festive afternoon

of celebrating spring, families,

and of course, the Easter Bunny!

Kids of all ages enjoy this event,

and adults will appreciate the

relaxed atmosphere and good

food. Each child and adult will

start with lunch with the Easter

Bunny, a complimentary 4x6

photo will be given to each child;

additional photos will be avail-

able for purchase. After lunch

hay wagons will ride guests out

to the egg hunt area where the

kids can collect Easter eggs and

redeem the eggs for a chocolate

bunny. Pony rides, indoor and

outdoor play barn, moon bounce,

obstacle course for those age 4 or

older, bubble fun and music is

also included for after hunt activ-

ities. Reservations are required

for this event. Tickets will not be

sold at the door. The last day to

reserve a spot will be Monday

March 26, 2012 at 12 p.m. This

spring event fills up quickly, so

please make your reservation

early! Purchase tickets online or

call (513) 521-7275. Event is rain

or shine. 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,

12:15 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.,

Saturday, March 31 and Sunday,

April 1, Parky’s Farm at Winton

Woods. $9.35 plus tax for chil-

dren and adults. Purchase tickets



EaSTEr brunCH - Sunday, April

8, 2012. Winton Woods Mill

Race Banquet Center, 1515 W.

Sharon Road, Cincinnati, OH

45240. $15.99 for adults, $7.99

for children 2-12 years (children

under 24 months complimentary)

Price does not include tax. Hop

to it and get to the Mill Race

Banquet Center for Easter

Brunch in the Park. Start a new

family tradition and join us for a

fabulous Easter Sunday Brunch.

Our buffet offers over 25 items,

carving station and made to order

omelettes. Our staff prepares a

variety of fresh salads, pastries,

desserts and all the traditional

Sunday Brunch favorites.

Reservations are required. This

event fills up quickly, so please

make your reservation early! You

may reserve your spot online or

by calling (513) 825-6467. Call

(513) 825-6467 for additional

information or visit http://great

tm to register.

HamilTon CounTy SCHoolS

rECyCling granT — Grant

deadline extended to March 27.

Up to $5,000 will be distributed

to qualified Hamilton County

schools to assist with innovative

waste reduction, recycling, and

compost programs. Hamilton

County Recycling and Solid

Waste District’s School Waste

Reduction Assistance Grant

deadline is extended to March

27, 2012! Up to $5,000 will be

distributed to assist qualified

schools with innovative waste

reduction, recycling, and/or com-

post programs that will signifi-

cantly reduce a school’s waste

stream. Some ideas for grant

funding include: durable recy-

cling containers, permanent recy-

cling signage, recycling and/or

composting hauling services,

cafeteria reusable such as trays,

bowls, plates and silverware and

concrete pad to place a recycling

dumpster. Don’t delay! Grant

applications are due March 27,

2012. For more information,

please email Cher Mohring or

call 946-7737.

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lETTErS To THE EdiTor: Must consist of 200 words or

less. All letters must be signed. Writer’s name and address will

appear in the paper. All letters are subject to editing. The

Journal will publish as many letters as space will permit.

dEaTH noTiCES: Will be printed only upon request and

approval by the family of deceased.

pHoToS: Please include a $5 payment for the publication of

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with your article. Obituary photos are complimentary when

space permits. Please provide envelope and return postage if

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exchange of ideas and information for our readers. Some of this

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By Jeff Halter

Council member

The Community Development

Committee invites the public to

share ideas on how to improve

and enhance the village.

Committee chair Jeff Halter will

host an open house from 3 p.m.

to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 7 at

Molloy’s on the Green at 10

Enfield St.

The committee is utilizing a

unique method to help gather ideas

and input from the community.

There will be a number of ways to

participate. The primary format will

be an open house event held at

Molloy’s on the Green located

behind the Greenhills Swimming

Pool. Citizens, business owners,

former resident alumni and support-

ers of Greenhills are welcome to

stop by to bring and/or write down

your ideas and suggestions on how

to improve our community based

on five categories: Annual Events,

Special Events, Design and

Communication (promotion and

beautification), Residential

Development, and Business


This is an initial step toward bet-

tering the Greenhills community.

This first phase is designed to field

as many good ideas as possible.

They are looking for ideas and solu-

tions that are large or small, without

bias. Ideas do need to be focused on

the purpose of truly improving our

community. This is the first step

and not to be confused with later

phases, which will include evalua-

tion, dialogue and discussion of the

ideas gathered.

The committee encourages

everyone interested to focus on how

to make Greenhills one of the best

places to live.

A good guideline to remember

is, the more specific the idea, the

more effective (think of “a team of

volunteers that help elderly neigh-

bors take out their trash weekly” vs.

“World Peace” – the first idea is

much more actionable).

If you are unable to attend we

still value your input. Please send

your ideas (preferably written on

an index card or similar) or ques-

tions to Jeff Halter, c/o

Community Development, 11000

Winton Road, Greenhills, OH

45218 or email jhalter@green- Your participation

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Greenhills Police Chief Tom

Doyle told Council at the February

7 regular meeting that his depart-

ment has been awarded a grant

from Homeland Security. The grant

won through a competitive process

, covers the cost of installing a spe-

cial camera that reads license plates

as quickly as a vehicle passes.

According to Doyle, the $20,000

grant that covers the purchase and

installation of the camera will help

police recover stolen vehicles,

wanted criminals, missing children,

and assist in other investigations.

Doyle said the license plate reader

feeds information into a data sys-

tem operated through the Regional

Crime Information Center (RCIC),

and links to other National data sys-


“Everybody wants this. We

have more than thirty thousand

cars on Winton Road a day.

Officers cannot drive and type at

the same time. We want it now.”

Doyle went further to say that

this device will be particularly

useful around school zones

because it can identify sexual

predators and allow officers to

investigate further.

“If somebody questionable is

found in a school zone we can

find out what they are doing

there.” Doyle said that neighbor-

ing communities like Springdale

and the City of Cincinnati use the

same system. The unit is always

on and will be installed on one

vehicle. The camera will be cali-

brated and set to read for a wide

angle. This would allow officers

to position the car to read the

greatest number of vehicles

going by. Doyle said officers will

also be alerted to individuals on

terrorist watch lists as this infor-

mation is fed into the data sys-


Village Manager Evonne

Kovach said the Cincinnati water

project has finally begun.

Kovach said that all that is need-

ed now is good weather. Digging

has begun on Drummond and is

moving along quickly she said.

Along with the water project is

the Village’s ongoing efforts to

identify street lights that need

repair. Traffic and Safety Bud

Wolterman said Duke owns the

street lights, but the Village pays

for the power. Wolterman said

the contract requires repairs to be

made within 48 hours, but that

we have been getting nowhere

near that. Kovach said her proce-

dures follow those of past admin-

istrations, and that she works

through the same contacts at

Duke Energy that her predeces-

sors did. Kovach said it is her

contention that replacement of

burned out bulbs should be done

more quickly than the three to six

months it has taken previously.

Residents wishing to report an

outage can still report those to

Duke directly and are encouraged

to do so. If a traffic light is out

residents can call the Village dur-

ing business hours, or the police

department after hours.

Community Development Jeff

Halter will hold a public meeting on

March 7 for residents to give input

on five key areas; annual events,

design and communication, resi-

dential development, and business

development. Residents are invited

to come to Malloy’s on the Green

from 3-7 pm and share their ideas

about prioritizing these areas and

adding their own ideas. Halter is

also planning a clean-up day some-

time in March and is looking for-

ward to planning Greenhills’ 75th

anniversary next year.

For her committee report

Maria Waltherr introduced the

revised proposal for Rules of

Council. General rules for con-

duct during Council and other

public meetings include strict

guidelines on how residents shall

conduct themselves when

addressing Council members.

Persons addressing Council,

staff, or the general public may

be removed from council cham-

bers if they use abusive or threat-

ening language, or if they try to

impede orderly conduct of

Council meetings. The Rules of

Council also defines how record-

ing devices will be used during

meetings. Residents using

recording devices must ensure

that their equipment does not

impede the public’s ability to see

Council, and cannot block exits

or be placed in any aisle.

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This February and March mark

The Public Library of Cincinnati

and Hamilton County’s 11th annual

On the Same Page community-

wide reading program. This year’s

title is The Submission by Amy

Waldman. The novel explores how

9/11 has changed our personal con-

victions and changed public debate

on what it means to be an

American. A jury charged with

choosing the design for a memorial

to those who died in a terrorist

attack selects an anonymous win-

ning design, only to discover that its

creator is an American Muslim.

Deeply conflicted, they can imag-

ine what a firestorm of controversy

their choice will cause. And of

course it does.

The story is told through the

eyes of characters on all sides of the

controversy, including a widow of

one of the victims (the jury member

who most passionately supports the

winning design), outraged protest-

ers representing the families of the

victims, the widow of an illegal

immigrant killed in the attack, and

the winning designer himself, the

assimilated son of immigrant par-

ents who has never thought much

about his Muslim heritage until he

becomes the symbol of his religion

and the focus for the controversy.

Speaking of books, March

brings another installment of the

Greenhills Library’s ever popular

book clubs and two great titles have

been selected. The Literary Latte

Book Club will get together on

March 13 to discuss The Little Book

by Selden Edwards. An irresistible

triumph of the imagination more

than thirty years in the making, The

Little Book is a breathtaking love

story that spans generations, rang-

ing from fin de siècle Vienna

through the pivotal moments of the

twentieth century. The Little Book is

the extraordinary tale of Wheeler

Burden, California-exiled heir of

the famous Boston banking

Burdens, philosopher, student

of history, legend’s son, rock

idol, writer, lover of women,

recluse, half-Jew and Harvard

baseball hero.

In 1988 he is forty-seven, living

in San Francisco. Suddenly he is —

still his modern self — wandering

in a city and time he knows myste-

riously well: fin de siècle Vienna. It

is 1897, precisely ninety-one years

before his last memory and a half-

century before his birth.

It’s not long before Wheeler has

acquired appropriate clothes,

money, lodging, a group of young

Viennese intellectuals as friends, a

mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter

rival, a powerful crush on a lumi-

nous young American woman, a

passing acquaintance with local

celebrity Mark Twain and an

incredible and surprising insight

into the dashing young war-hero

father he never knew.

But the truth at the center of

Wheeler’s dislocation in time

remains a stubborn mystery that

will take months of exploration and

a lifetime of memories to unravel

and that will, in the end, reveal

nothing short of the eccentric

Burden family’s unrivaled impact

on the very course of the coming

century. The Little Book is a master-

piece of unequaled storytelling that

announces Selden Edwards as one

of the most dazzling, original,

entertaining, and inventive novel-

ists of our time.

On March 19, the Mystery Book

Club will meet to discuss a trifecta

of novels written by the king of

hard-boiled crime fiction, Mickey

Spillane. Putting together three

novels in one book, this volume

collects three Mike Hammer novels

of the 1960’s.

It is a triple torrent of visceral

suspense from the hypnotic story-

teller who pulverized the mystery

genre and redefined noir styles and

pulp fiction for a new era. Gritty,

raw, and unflinching, these stories

of crime and punishment-arriving

after a decade of self-imposed

silence from America’s most popu-

lar mystery writer-rocketed Mickey

Spillane and Mike Hammer back

onto international bestseller lists.

In The Girl Hunters, Mike

Hammer’s long-lost love is alive-

and targeted by the mastermind

assassin known as The Dragon. The

Snake finds Mike Hammer playing

protector to a runaway baby-faced

blonde while trading barbs and

lead with crooked politicos and

snarling hoods.

In The Twisted Thing, A kidnap-

ping case leads Hammer into a

fourteen-year-old mystery and into

the sights of the most venomous

killer the two-fisted private eye has

ever faced. Copies of both The

Little Book and The Mike Hammer

Collection are available at the

Greenhills Branch.

In this time of economic uncer-

tainty we are all trying to watch our

money and stretch the dollar as far

as we can. Couponing has become a

major way for everyone to save

money and is more popular now

than it ever was. In keeping with

this recent craze, the Greenhills

Library is starting a Coupon

Clippers Club which we hope will

become a regular monthly program

at the branch. We will meet at 2

p.m. on Saturday, March 3 to swap

coupons. The concept is easy. Bring

coupons that you’ve clipped from

the newspaper, magazines, or found

online. Then see what coupons

someone has that they may not need

or want to use but you do. You

might have coupons that you need.

It’s a fun and easy way to find those

important extra coupons you want

each month!

It’s said that duct tape can really

be used for just about everything.

On Saturday, March 24, there will

be a special program for teens.

Come to the Greenhills Branch and

make a duct tape wallet (or any-

thing else your creative mind can

come up with). These new crafts

could include cell phone cases, iPod

holders, purses and accessories, all

made of duct tape.

A duo of kids programs will take

place at 6:30 in the evening on

Tuesday, March 20. Miss Amy will

have a flower pot program that is

just in time for spring. Kids can

come to the Library and paint any

design their creative minds come up

with on a flower pot they can keep.

At the same time, our friendly

therapy dog will be on hand for

Tales for Tails. Children can sit and

read a story of their choosing to this

wonderful pet.

The staff at the Greenhills

Library is always available to

answer any questions you may

have. Feel free to contact us at


“Bookies” book club

meets monthly on

1st Monday at 

7 p.m. 

“Lunch & Learn”

3rd Thursday each

month at 12 noon


Free composting seminar offered by countyBY MEGAN HUMMEL

Guest Columnist

Hamilton County Recycling

and Solid Waste District

(District) is launching a new

program to teach the basics of

backyard composting.

Residents who attend the

free Composting in Your

Backyard seminar will learn

how backyard composting can

significantly reduce waste from

the kitchen and yard while also

producing a valuable soil


During this one-hour pro-

gram, attendees will learn how

to balance a compost bin, what

materials are compostable and

where to purchase a compost

bin. After the seminar,

Hamilton County residents will

receive a free kitchen collector,

a “Simple Guide to Composting

in Your Backyard,” an “I ♥

Compost”magnet, and a $20

coupon toward the purchase of a

compost bin.

Registration is required and

open only to Hamilton County

residents. To register, call 513-

946-7734 or email susan.schu


Composting in Your

Backyard seminars are evening

programs at several locations

across Hamilton County: 6

p.m,, March 15, Colerain Twp.

Government Complex; 6:30

p.m., March 21, Loveland City

Hall; 6 p.m., April 3, Blue Ash

Recreation Center; 6:30 p.m.,

April 17, Cincinnati Zoo and

Botanical Garden; 6 p.m., April

26, Francis R. Healy Community

Center (Deer Park); 6:30 p.m.,

May 15, Forest Park Senior

Center; 6 p.m., May 23, Delhi

Park Lodge; and 6 p.m., June 5,

Robert Schuler Sports Complex

(Sycamore Twp.).

For more information,

please call the Recycling

Hotline at 946-7766, visit


g, or interact with us on Twitter

(@HamCo Recycling) and on

Facebook at (www.Facebook


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Staff Columnist

Greenhills High School

graduate Fr. Ronald Williams who

is a Catholic priest and pastor of

Our Lady of Sacred Heart Parish in

Reading met Pope Benedict XVI

while in Rome earlier this month

for Ad Limina.

Every five to seven years, each

bishop around the world is required

to make a pilgrimage to Rome

called the Ad Limina visit. Literally,

it means “to the threshold [of the

Apostles].” The bishop s make a

pilgrimage to the tombs of the

Apostles Peter and Paul. They also

have meetings with various

Cardinals about what’s going on in

their dioceses back home and they

meet with the Pope to report on

their dioceses.

During the meeting with

Pope Benedict XVI, each

bishop may bring one priest or

seminarian in with him.

Coincidentally, Williams was

in Rome during the months of

February, March, and April for

a three-month sabbatical and

Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr

invited Williams to meet the

pope. At the end of the visit,

Benedict gave each priest a

rosary that he himself blessed,

and gave each bishop a

pectoral cross (which hangs in

front of the Archbishop’s and

the Pope’s chest) and some

rosaries to take home.

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The first two months of the year

were productive ones for the

Greenhills Fire Department and its

members. Every volunteer, who

needed it, completed a CPR

refresher course, the budget for the

coming year was set, the GFD K-9

unit acquired a new(er) vehicle and

several volunteers began learning to

operate the engine and Quint on fire


Thanks to EMS Lieutenant Phil

Yost for conducting our CPR

refresher classes that allowed

everyone who needed it to keep

their state certification current for

another year. As you can imagine,

CPR is a skill that is critical to have

as an EMS provider and one that

can get rusty if not used frequently.

Several of our members are EMT’s

or paramedics on other departments

and receive annual CPR training as

part of that job but for those who

don’t, these classes at the GFD are

a great opportunity to stay

proficient and up to date on the

current recommended procedures

(established by the American Heart


Chief Spaeth and the budget

committee presented the 2012

budget to the membership at the

February business meeting. The

budget is a guide for how GFD

funds will be allocated through the

coming year and has to be approved

by a vote from the board. This

process is always done by a

committee and is very transparent

and open to input from members.

GFD K-9 handler, Tony

Liedenbor and his dog, Faxon, are

moving into a new (to them)

vehicle this month. Using only

money raised at last November’s

GFD Turkey Raffle, a 2008 Police

Interceptor (a former Green

Township police car) was

purchased for use as a K-9 vehicle

replacing the current 1999 police

interceptor. Tony will be able to

transfer the specialized K-9

equipment (beefed up ventilation,

cage that replaces the back seat,

lights and computer) from the old

car to the newer one with minimal

cost. The proceeds from the sale of

the older car will be turned over to

the GFD as part of the agreement

and the new vehicle will be the

property of firefighter Tony


This purchase leaves enough

money in the K-9 budget (which

comes exclusively from the money

raised at the Turkey Raffle and does

not include any tax-payer funds) to

provide for food and veterinary care

over the next year. Tony and Faxon

appreciate the overwhelming

support they have received from the

community through the GFD

Turkey Raffle.

The effort to train more

volunteers to operate the engine and

Quint on emergency scenes is under

way. Chief Spaeth and the officers

have held two Monday night

classes so far with great response

from the volunteers. Despite the

cold evenings, they have been

flowing water and pulling hoses

outside, with a goal to have several

new engineers ready to go by early


The annual GFD Easter Egg

Hunt will again take place at 2pm

on Easter Sunday (April 8 this year)

at the Nick Bates Commons. Just

like we always do, there will be

areas designated for young children

as well as the bigger kids. Bring

your basket & camera and join us

for the “Fastest 2 minutes in


In 2011, the men and women of

the GFD made 373 EMS runs and

275 fire runs (these numbers

include all runs made in the village,

the chunk of Springfield Township

north of the lake, and mutual aid

runs into both Springfield

Township & Forest Park). Our

members put in 11,013 hours of

volunteer time on those runs as well

as on training and other firehouse

duties (administrative, vehicle &

facilities maintenance, fire

prevention, etc). This is the highest

number of hours our members have

recorded ever!

Thank you to the volunteers

and their families for giving so

much of their time to make our

community a safe one. If you

would like to join the effort,

please contact Chief Spaeth or

any GFD volunteer at 513-385-

5983. Have a safe month!

Photo Courtesy of Fr. Ron Williams

Fr. Ron Williams of Our Lady of Sacred Heart in Reading greets Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican last

month while in Rome on sabbatical. Williams is a 1987 graduate of Greenhills High School, an alumnus of

Miami University and has been a priest in the Cincinnati Archdiocese since 2002. The Holy Father

presented Fr. Williams with a rosary to commemorate the visit. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr is also


Greenhills graduate meets Pope Benedict XVI

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Speaker to discuss Crosley FieldBY PaTRICk kERIn

Staff columnist

Now that March is here we

would like to wish all of you both

a happy spring and a happy St.

Patrick’s Day. Soon the village

will be unveiling its spring splen-

dor, and given that good news we

are pleased to announce that we

will host a seasonally themed

guest speaker meeting in conjunc-

tion with the Public Library of

Cincinnati and Hamilton County

on Monday, May 21. This talk is

entitled “Crosley Field of Dreams,”

and is a history of Cincinnati’s

famous ballpark. Our guest speak-

er is a docent from the Cincinnati

Museum Center. This will be a

great time to revisit some classic

Cincinnati Reds history as well as

share some of your own memories

of the famous field. The meeting

starts at 6:30 p.m.. in the former

middle school library at the south-

ern end of the Community

Building. Parking is available

behind the building or on the

street in front, but please do not

park in the horseshoe-shaped

lane directly in front of the


Historical Society President

Terri Treinen recently had art con-

servator Michael Ruzga out to the

Community Building to examine

a wall in the museum room where

a WPA mural was once located.

We thought the mural had just

been painted over, but Michael

determined that the painting was

no longer there. It seems that it

was likely on a canvas of some

kind and was taken down. We

have no idea of where it is now,

although we hope it is somewhere

in the building.

If there is anyone reading this

who might have worked for the

school system in the Fifties,

Sixties or Seventies and has any

information on this — or if you

have any knowledge about this

matter — please contact Terri

Treinen at 851-4073. We appreci-

ate any light that can be shed on

the possible location of this WPA


The board of the Historical

Society will meet this month on

Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in

our Museum Room on the first

floor of the Community Building.

The meeting is free and open to

the public.

Attention Greenhills &

Springfield Twp. residents!

The Greenhills Journal is

looking for volunteers.

Proof reading, writing,


Please contact via email:


Help us help your


Winton Woods Middle School

basketball teams make school historyBY TERESa ClEaRY

Staff Columnist

Members of Winton Woods

Middle School’s boys’ basket-

ball teams made school history

when both teams went unde-

feated this year.

“Both the seventh and eighth

grade boys finished the season

19-0, capturing the regular sea-

son and tournament champi-

onships for the final year of the

FAVC conference,” said Winton

Woods Middle School Athletic

Director Jeff Merrill.

“Our eighth grade team

actually finished 19-0 for the

second straight year, ending

their middle school career with

an unprecedented 38-0,” said


“They were back-to-back

regular season and tournament

champions. This is only the

second time a group of young

men accomplished this. It truly

was a special year for Winton

Woods Middle School boys’


Seventh grade boys’ basket-

ball team members are (front,

l-r) Lorenzo Gist, Jarett

Wilson, Logan Day, Michael

White, D'Jenon Trimble,

Brandon Sneed, and Nick

Berendt; (back, l-r) Aiden

Jones, Jerron Cage, Khiry

Huff, Juwan Alexander, Danny

Wallace, Tresean Smith, and

Coach Tim Martin.

Eighth grade boys’ basketball

team members are (front, l-r) Paa

Nkrumah, Malik Jones, David

Keeling, Jacob Goins, Lionell

McConnell, Jalen Lumpkin, and

Jay Allen; (back, l-r) Coach Jeff

Merrill, Darrell Noble, Zach

Exalus, Kayode Daiboku, Anthony

Perry, Brandon Williams, Deante

Lemon, and Kwamane Watson.

Photos Courtesy of Teresa Cleary

The Winton Woods Middle School seventh (top) and eighth grade boys’ basketball teams both had

undefeated seasons.


The Forest Park Women’s Club

(FPWC) scholarship program

has awarded scholarships to

deserving high school seniors.

They are available to students

who reside within the Winton

Woods School district or students

who are a child of a FPWC mem-

ber. Each applicant needs to

complete the scholarship applica-

tion form. The application is

available through the guidance

department at Winton Woods

High School or by calling Mary

Lou Aufmann at 825–7941.

Deadline is April 30. Send com-

pleted application to: Forest Park

Women’s Club, c/o Mary Lou

Aufmann, Education Chair , 691

Carlsbad, Cinti., OH 45240.

Photo Courtesy of September Sullivan

Cari Sullivan, fifth-grader at Winton Woods Intermediate

School, was among 61 spellers at the WCPO-TV Regional

Spelling Bee, Feb. 25. Cari made it to round 10, when she

missed the word "hafiz,” placing fifth in the competition.

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Staff Columist

Over the last 12 years, Cindy

Marcou has made friends from

around the world — and she did it

from the comfort of her home in

Springfield Township. These

friendships were made possible

through Marcou’s work with the EF

Foundation for Foreign Study, an

organization that presented her with

a lifetime achievement award, and

gave her a standing ovation, at their

annual conference in January. After

12 years of involvement with the

group, 11 of them as an International

Exchange Coordinator (IEC) for

Winton Woods High School,

Marcou is retiring from her work

with the EF Foundation in June.

Marcou began opening her

home to international high school

students in 2000 with her husband,

Mike, who passed away in 2007. A

year after their initial hosting expe-

rience, the two became IECs, and

their international adventure began

in earnest. As an IEC, Marcou has

helped match 96 students with host

families, enrolled them in high

school and provided students,

schools and host families with

ongoing guidance and support

throughout the year-long exchange

experience. She has personally

hosted 14 students from countries

including Germany, Venezuela,

Japan, Austria and Thailand. “The

lasting friendships we made from

around the world impacted our

lives, our children’s lives, and now

our grandchildren’s lives, and will

continue to do so,” said Marcou.

While Mike Marcou grew up as

an “Army brat” living in Italy and

the Philippines, Cindy describes

herself as a country girl who grew

up in several very small towns. “I

could never have imagined the road

that we traveled over these years,”

said Marcou. “It has been an incred-

ible journey. The EF experience

gave us the opportunity to bring the

world into our home. I was able to

travel to Europe and learn about

many new customs and cultures by

simply bringing these wonderful

students into our home and our


Two summers ago Marcou was

able to do some of her own travel-

ing as she joined her youngest

daughter, Laura, for a trip to Italy,

Austria and Germany. There she

visited with 12 former students, saw

places she had only dreamed of see-

ing, and completed a journey she

had hoped to take with her husband

to see the places he had lived.

EF President Dan Sodervall said

he was honored to give Marcou her

lifetime achievement award.

“Cindy has taken the awareness of

student exchange in her area to a

whole new level, and her dedication

to our mission is quite admirable,”

he said.

“Winton Woods High School’s

openness to foreign exchange

opportunities over all these years

has promoted global awareness

and laid the foundation for exciting

new learning ventures like the

Academy of Global Studies, a high

school within a high school focused

on challenging our American stu-

dents to prepare themselves for a

lifetime of world involvement,”

said Marcou.

“Our school so fully embraced

the idea of international students

that they have developed an entire

program around it.” Two of this

year’s EF exchange students are

enrolled in AGS, as well as some

students from China.

Marcou said she will continue to

support this year’s exchange stu-

dents through the remainder of the

school year and until their individ-

ual departures. She is hoping to

continue helping with student

placements throughout the district.

“I so believe in what hosting an

exchange student can bring to a

family,” she said.

EF Foundation is currently look-

ing for families to open their homes

to an exchange student for the

2012-13 school year. For more

information on the program, con-

tact the EF Foundation for Foreign

Study at 800-447-4273.

Marcou honored with lifetime achievement award

Photo Courtesy of Teresa Cleary

Pictured with EF International Exchange Coordinator Cindy Marcou (center) are: (front) Emma Peiser

from Germany, Marie-Claire Muxfeldt from Germany and Xingming “Ming Ming” Deng from China;

(back) Tae Hoon Kim from South Korea, Kai-Ning “Kennie” Huang from Taiwan, Yoo Kim from South

Korea, Song “Santos” Liu from China, and Zichao “Ivy” Guan from China.


Guest Columnist

The Winton Woods City

Schools, in conjunction with

Waycross Community Media, is

pleased to announce that “Warrior

Wrap-up with Dr. Camille Nasbe”

has resumed production. This

monthly program will feature stu-

dents, faculty and staff and high-

light the programs and activities at

each of the district schools.

Hosted by Winton Woods

Superintendent Dr. Camille Nasbe,

the first segment of this months

program features Winton Woods

Middle School students Simon

Asem, Delaney Lindeman and

teacher Kathleen Barger from

Winton Woods Middle school dis-

cussing the Humanities program.

The second segment features teach-

ers Linda Ball and Katie Padilla dis-

cussing the districts Latino Literacy


Recorded in the Waycross stu-

dio, the production is crewed by

students from the high school video

production class.

“We are excited to resume this

program, which highlights the dis-

tricts programs and achievements.”

said Chip Bergquist, Waycross

Executive Director. “We look for-

ward to working with the district

and video production students each

month on this program.”

Winton Woods programming

can be viewed on Time Warner

Cable, channel 4 (as well as the

LIVE online stream of this channel

at Programs can

also be viewed anytime at the dis-

tricts Video On Demand page at

w w w. w a y c r o s s . t v / w w v o d .

Playback schedules and more infor-

mation are available at www.way-

Waycross Community Media

coordinates community media serv-

ices for Forest Park, Greenhills,

Springfield Township and Colerain

Township. Anyone wishing to

learn more about Waycross

Community Media, production

workshops, programming or volun-

teer opportunities may call the

media center at 825-2429 or visit

Warrior Wrap-up with Dr. Nasbe available on Waycross

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Jack L. McGriff

Greenhills resident Jack L.

McGriff, 77, passed away on

Thursday, January 26, 2012. He

was an active member of Harry

S. Johnson Masonic Lodge #641

and a former volunteer fireman

with the Greenhills Fire

Department. Mr. McGriff is sur-

vived by his wife of 55 years

Joan Barry McGriff, son, Stuart

(Tonya) McGriff, grandchildren

Jesse (Sarah), Katie (Ryan)

Meddie, Rocco, Reagan and

Caleigh, and great-grandson

Jackson. He is also survived by

his beloved daughter-in-law,

Karen McGriff, widow of son

Michael McGriff.

Visitation and funeral services

were held at Paul R. Young

Funeral Home, Mt. Healthy, fol-

lowed by burial in Arlington

Memorial Gardens. Memorials

are suggested to the Greenhills

Volunteer Fire Department.

Thomas L. Meacham, Jr.

Thomas L. Meacham, Jr. of

Springfield Township, passed

away on February 7, 2012 at age

83. Mr. Meacham was a graduate

of Withrow High School and the

University of Cincinnati School

of Architecture. He was an archi-

tect with GBBN where he over-

saw many projects around the

Greater Cincinnati area. He was

an Air Force veteran and had

interests in baseball, model rail-

roading and auto racing. Mr.

Meacham is survived by his wife

of 53 years, Jo-Anne, and daugh-

ter Martha, sister-in-law Dorothy,

niece Connie and “next-door

granddaughter,” Catherine and

her mother Lynn and other rela-


Services were February 11 at

Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to

Hospice of Cincinnati or

Northern Hills Christian Church.

Jack E. Lutz, Jr.

Jack E. Lutz, Jr. was the

beloved husband of Mary

Fastnacht Lutz, devoted father of

Michael (Peggy) Lutz and Danny

(Geri) Lutz and grandfather of

Amy (Zachary) Powell and Cory

Lutz, great-grandfather of Joshua

Powell. He is also survived by his

sister Betty Ann Wallace. Mr.

Lutz was a member of McMakin

Lodge #120 F&AM, Valley of

Cincinnati Scottish Rite, gradu-

ate of Greenhills High School

and a 3 million mile safe driver

for Roadway Express Trucking

Company from which he retired.

Visitation was held at Paul R.

Young Funeral Home, Mt.

Healthy, on Friday, February 24,

with Masonic service where the

funeral service was held

Saturday, February 25. Memorial

contributions are suggested to

McMakin Lodge #120 or the

Shriners Burn Institute.


By david and aBagail


Staff Columnists

There is new information

regarding the armed robbery

reported last month. In that

case, a man was robbed at gun

point by two unidentified black

males as he exited his car at his

Junefield Avenue home.

Surveillance cameras at a con-

venience store had recorded

Christian Furr using the vic-

tim’s stolen credit card. This

evidence resulted in a warrant

for his arrest for receiving

stolen property and misuse of a

credit card, which the Cincinnati

Police Department used to

make an arrest on February

16th. Mr. Furr was subsequent-

ly released from jail and

ordered to appear in court the

following day.

“He was released because

the crimes he was initially

charged with, due to current jail

policy and jail overcrowding,

allowed his release,” says

Police Chief Thomas Doyle.

However, Mr. Furr did not

appear for his court date, and

another warrant for his arrest

was issued. The Greenhills

Police Department is closely

following developments in this

ongoing investigation.

Multiple burglaries were

reported in the month of

January. On January 2, suspects

entered the side window of a

home on Farragut Road and

stole televisions, laptops, cam-

eras, and other items. On

January 9th, a house on

Dayspring Terrace was also

burglarized. Suspects broke out

a window and stole televisions,

cameras, and other items.

That same day, police were

called to Farragut Road.

Neighbors, who had called 911,

had detained two suspects who

had been exiting a rear window

of a home. Both were arrested.

Neither suspect was a resident

of Greenhills.

Finally, a home on Ireland

Avenue reported an attempted

robbery. A backyard gate and

screen window had been left

open. “The suspect probably

could not gain entry as the inte-

rior window was locked,” says

Chief Doyle.

A traffic stop on Sharon

Road resulted in the felony

arrest of Brandon Sherland of

Forest Park. Mr. Sherland had

four outstanding warrants for

his arrest. As Greenhills Police

Officer Tensing began to hand-

cuff the suspect, a fight broke

out. The suspect hit and then

attempted to tackle Officer

Tensing. Fortunately, several

bystanders intervened and con-

trolled the suspect long enough

for Officer Tensing to use his

taser gun on the suspect, who

was promptly arrested. “Officer

Tensing sustained a laceration

to his hand during the arrest but

was back to work the following

day,” says Chief Doyle.

On the evening January 22,

a white male suspect was wit-

nessed in the parking lot of the

Back Door Saloon exiting a

female patron’s vehicle with

her purse. A chase began after

another patron retrieved a hand

gun from his car, and followed

the suspect up the stairwell

towards the Commons. The

pursuing citizen, who did have

a permit to carry a concealed

weapon, crossed Winton Road

into the area adjacent to the

Greenhills Presbyterian Church

and then reportedly fired five

rounds into the grass in an

attempt to stop the running sus-


At this point, Greenhills

Police had been advised that

the suspect had turned onto

Drummond Street. The officer

gave chase, and stopped the

suspect as he attempted to enter

his home on Drummond. He

was arrested and taken into


The pursuing citizen was

arrested as well, and some

details of his account have been

called into question. One of the

stipulations of a concealed carry

permit is that the owner cannot

be under the influence of any

alcoholic beverages when han-

dling their firearm.

“This is not like driving a car

where there is a set limit where

you cannot drive,” says Chief

Doyle. “This means no alcohol.

[The person in question] had

been drinking. It is illegal to

discharge a firearm within the

confines of the Village unless

you are protecting your life or

the life of another.”

In addition, Police were

called to a Cromwell Road resi-

dence the following day with a

report that a window in their

home had been shot out.

Officers indeed did recover a

bullet from the scene. When

asked if the actions of this citi-

zen should be applauded or

were a concern, the Chief

answered that it “concerned him

very much.”

“Had the suspect been

wounded or killed, it would not

in my mind have justified his

injury or death. The man stole a

purse from a car and confronted

no one during the offense, he

ran from the scene, he is a

Greenhills local and could easi-

ly be identified. I do not con-

done shooting at some over a

minor theft offense. Human life

is much more valuable than the


After his arrest, the person in

question was released. His trial

is pending.

Police Activity Summary

For the month of January, the

Greenhills Police Department

reported a total of 125 traffic

stops, 1 for Operating a Vehicle

under the Influence. 78 traffic

tickets and 21 misdemeanor

citations were issued. There

were a total of 45 arrests with

eight felonies reported.

Police Blotter

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Staff Columnist

Kathy (Duffy) Schorle sent

me a box of “memories” for the

Historical Society. One of her

memories was the Turkey

Raffle. She thinks she recalls it

was on Friday nights. Since

Catholics didn’t eat meat on

Fridays, sandwiches were all

made of cheese (mostly Swiss).

Her father (John) always bought

lots of tickets, and they always

won a couple of “birds.” (I had

to laugh. Wendel’s folks, my

parents, and we never won one

bird in all these years.) She

remembers the adults enjoying

their beer and cigarettes and how

smoky it was inside the Legion.

She said, “All of us kids running

around outside the Hall like

crazy with no parents breathing

down our necks. Our parents

were too busy winning turkeys

to care about what we were up

to. Those were the days!”

She went on to reminisce,

“Even after all the years and

places I’ve lived, Greenhills will

always be #1 in my heart. What

an amazing place to grow up and

to raise a family. There are lots

of times I wish I had never left.

I’m just sorry my kids were too

little to remember how it was.

The village of Greenhills was

like one big family. I know times

have changed but whenever I’m

in Ohio, I always go back and

remember how safe it was there

and how everyone looked out for

everyone else. It was almost like

having several hundred sets of

parents! Translation• you could-

n’t get away with much!!” (I

can’t tell you how many persons

have told me this.)

John, a handsome Irishman

(serving in the US Army) decid-

ed he wasn’t about to let go of

his gorgeous, vivacious, Italian

sweetheart Joyce Bilotta. So

even knowing it would go on his

record, he went AWOL in 1946

to marry Joyce. When they even-

tually ended up in Greenhills, (in

1952), they first lived at 9

Falcon. In 1957, they moved to

30 Deerhill Lane. The Duffy

clan quickly grew: Kathy

(1950), John (1952), Jim (1956),

Peggy (1958), Debbie (1959),

Donna (1962), Michael (1965),

and Rob (1970). In May 1969,

they moved to Embassy. Their

home there was a Christmas

delight with the life-sized

manger scene and furry animals.

They were our neighbors

from 1962-1969. The children

were adorable and the girls espe-

cially loved to ask if our beauti-

ful German Shepherd Holly Sue

could come out to play. She

loved the girls, retrieving rocks,

and what we now call ‘play

dates.’ Donna especially took a

liking to Holly and since they

couldn’t have a pet, Donna’s love

for Holly carried over into adult-

hood. She now has a beautiful

German Shepherd all her own.

John and Joyce bought a

home in Clearwater, Florida, in

1986, where they eventually


In 1951, John went to work

with Gordon Neal who had a

civil engineering office in down-

town Cincinnati. John then did

many jobs for Ken Hammond, a

builder and developer in

Greenhills from 1954-1959. (A

“Journal” ad I spotted read: “The

Harding and Carroll Furniture

Store (Greenhills Shopping

Center) has decorated the newly

opened Alameda Realty Display

home by Ken Hammond, Inc. at

46 Hamlin.”)

In 1959, Duffy, George

Cundy and Associates started

their own engineering firm

doing subdivision development,

land planning, surveying, etc.

John moved the growing busi-

ness from his Deerhill home to

the Endicott Building’s third

floor. (where the stairs went up

over the library/Prime Cut

Beauty parlor area.) Mr. Cundy

left in 1962, and it became John

J. Duffy and Associates.

In Jan. of 1962, John present-

ed to the Greenhills Restoration

Board detailed preliminary plans

for the redevelopment of Palma

Park. John’s son is now the pres-

ident of John J. Duffy Associates

located at 4838 Duff Dr. (how

appropriate!) off

Princeton•Glendale Rd. Brother

Rob works there with John.

Glendale has been John’s home

since 1993.

An informative quote from

Kathy’s helpful letter reads: “As

the City Engineer, my dad laid

out most of the ‘newer’ streets in

Greenhills. He also named most

of them. For instance, when they

were looking for a lot to build

our house on in 1956, they found

one with Winton Woods behind

it. They saw a deer on the hill-

hence Deerhill Lane. Joywood is

named for my mother. We used

to sit around the dinner table and

try to come up with names for

the streets. We kids felt so

important to be helping out!

According to (brother) John,

Dad laid out and named most of

the H, I, J streets and

Dayspring/Deerhill. He named

most everything east of Winton,

not including some of the older

sections like Farragut, Falcon,

etc.” –end of quote. Ken

Hammond named some of them

by using an old Italian phone

book he had. He’d pick out

names and use them for street

names. Kathy could only recall

one- Carini. I was once told that

Alcott was named after Louisa

May Alcott an American

authoress, Farragut after an

American Admiral David

Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870),

and Cromwell after English

General Oliver Cromwell also

lord protector of England from

1653-1658. If anyone has ideas

on origins of Greenhills’ street

names, contact me. I can’t sub-

stantiate the last three as the man

who did the research is now

deceased, and I can’t find the list

I had.

Sadly, John passed away in

1999 and Joyce in 2009.

When Kathy was first mar-

ried, they lived on Dewitt Ct. (all

gone now) and then moved into

the Schorle home on Hayden.

She now lives in Ft Meyers,


I don’t know if Kathy recalls

this, but I have a very fond mem-

ory of a sweet twelve year old

girl who loved to come over to

see if I had any papers she could

grade. She was so bright, I

always let her grade my spelling

and math papers. What a big

help she was. My heart sank to

the floor when she had a very

serious accident on Northland

Blvd. I considered it a miracle

that she survived, and she healed

just fine. I also loved to come

over to see her mother’s wonder-

ful orchids. She had an “orchid

thumb” for sure!

Kathy, I know you take the

Journal and I publically want to

thank you and your family for

the box and your memories, and

to tell you, “I love you”. It was

so long ago, and you were all

such cute, active little tots. How

fast the years have flown by.

• you ordered your Greenhills

class ring and the day it was

given to you? Think back on all

the memories it conjures up. My

little West High ring from

Columbus, Ohio, surely holds a

TON of memories. (I only went

to G.H.S. for less than six

months.) Well, someone in the

class of 1979 has lost their

“memory maker”. A 1979 G.H.

class ring was found in a chest in

Maderia after making its way

there from Columbus. It may

belong to a male with a National

Honor Insignia on it. If you have

lost your ring or know someone

who has, contact Judy Mohr @

[emailprotected]. Here’s hop-

ing for a happy memory out-


• The Greenhills Shoe Repair

Shop advertised that they could

attach Cinderella heels safely?

They looked similar to today’s

spike heels only much thinner

and dangerous. Known also as

stiletto heels: meaning a slender


The heel base was as small as

a pencil eraser. No wonder they

broke off a lot. The first memory

of heels that I was allowed to

have was for my 9th grade grad-

uation. They were two inches by

two inches – Cinderella’s ugly

step•sisters’ heels. I later gradu-

ated to the four inchers, but they

made me over six feet tall so

they were reserved for very spe-

cial events only. I can’t believe

my teacher pals and I taught all

day in heels. Could that be why

our backs and feet hurt? No


• Every Sunday evening at

the American Legion at 7:30

there were Derby Games and 8

Bingo was held?

• you couldn’t find what you

needed at the Shopping Center,

there was always Holzhauser’s

Dept. Store in Mt Healthy?

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