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D ELHI PRESS Your Community Press newspaper serving Delhi Township and Sayler Park 75¢ TOP SPORTS A8 Our sportswoman, sportsman of year WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS Oak Hills cuts $1.2 million, and staff CLEANING UP By Monica Boylson Delhi Twp. — Oak Hills High School custodian Mike McCabe is looking for other work. He and four other custodians in the school district will be laid off effective Aug. 2 as a result of $1.2 million in cuts the school board approved during a board meeting June 17. “I’ve been putting in applications every night,” the 21-year-old said. “I’m happy it was me instead of somebody who’s got a family and kids to feed.” The failure of a five-year 4.82-mill emergency levy on the May ballot made it necessary for the district to make cuts, superintendent Todd Yohey said. “During the May levy campaign people were informed that if the levy did not pass we would see an increase in class sizes and a decrease in programs,” he said. The $1.2 million of cuts breakdown as follows: » Open positions of one part-time and nine full-time certified teachers were See CUTS, Page A2 Jeff Kastner and Muthoni Kastner pick up trash along the wooded shoreline at Fernbank Park as part of the 24th annual Ohio River Sweep. The Great Parks of Hamilton County organized the sweep here, as about 20,000 volunteers picked up trash along the river from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill., June 15. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS 4 advance to Rising Star semifinals Registration still open for auditions, competition By Monica Boylson Khris Daniels, 33, left, and Mike McCabe, 21, both of Delhi Township, will be laid off from their jobs in the Oak Hills school district Aug. 2. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY Delhi Twp. — Jacqueline Myers said she started singing before she could talk. “I like to sing,” she said. “I like to touch people’s hearts when I sing.” The 7-year-old, nicknamed Sunshine, may have touched a few hearts when she auditioned for the Delhi Rising Star Competition Thursday, June 20, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. She sang a folk song, “You Gotta Walk That Lonesome Valley,” that her grandmother would sing to her when she was growing up, she said. “Singing is kind of my life because it’s my favorite thing in my whole life to do,” she said. She said she sings at her church, Delhi Hills Baptist Church, and sings for people in nursing homes. “It’s kind of fun for me,” she said. Myers joins three other contestants who will move on to the second round of the Delhi Rising Star Competition sponsored by the Delhi Civic Association and the Delhi Skirt Game. Also competing were: » Maddie Conn, 17, Bridgetown, who sang “Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé » Greg Moore, 23, Delhi, who sang “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts » Angela Williams, 28, Fort Thomas, Ky., who sang “Cups” by Anna Kendrick The four will compete in the semifi- PRESS COLLECTION TIME Advancing to the semifinals of the Delhi Rising Star singing competition are, from left, Maddie Conn, 17, Greg Moore, 23, Jacqueline Myers, 7, and Angela Williams, 28. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS AUDITIONS Hear the four Delhi Rising Star singers. Go to Cincinnati.Com/delhitownship. nals at 7 p.m. Thursday, July18, at Maloney’s Pub, 408 Greenwell Ave. Each performer will sing three songs and the winner of the semifinals will be deter- NEW ALUMNI RITA’S KITCHEN West High, Dater have graduation. See photos B1 Appetizer, preserves good for summer See story, B3 mined by votes from the crowd. Guests can purchase tickets five for $1 and each ticket counts as a vote. The contestants will each have a bucket with their number on it and people can cast their vote by putting the tickets in the bucket. The person with the most See RISING, Page A2 Contact The Press News ...................923-3111 Retail advertising .....768-8404 Classified advertising .242-4000 Delivery ...............853-6263 See page A2 for additional information In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $3.50 for delivery of this month’s Delhi Press. Your carrier retains half of this amount as payment for his or her work. If you wish to add a tip to reward the carrier’s good service, both the carrier and The Community Press appreciate your generosity. This month we’re featuring Michael A. Schwaller, a student at Schwaller Delhi Middle School. Schwaller plays for the Westside Warriors baseball team. He also loves video games, basketball, canoeing and swimming. 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