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D ELHI PRESS Your Community Press newspaper serving Delhi Township and Sayler Park 75¢ ON THE ROAD B1 Readers on vacation WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS Three want to be Rising Star Will complete at Delhi Skirt Game tailgate Thursday By Monica Boylson Atticus, a Dutch shepherd, sits in front of his team, from left, hall monitor Garry Hornsby, trainer Nick May, Oak Hills High School principal John Stoddard and trainers Mike Dooley and Mark Gomer. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Dog will help patrol hallways Oak Hills purchases pup for security By Monica Boylson Green Twp. — Oak Hills High School has a new employee. The school district purchased Atticus, a black Dutch Shepherd dog, who will help patrol the halls and parking lot of high school five days a week. The 8-month-old puppy can sniff out drugs and firearms and is trained to bite an attacker. “We came up with the idea after the Sandy Hook shootings,” said Mark Gomer, owner and trainer at American Success Dog Training. “I approached the school district and they loved the idea.” Gomer said he has a vested interest in the school district as three of his children go to school there. “This, to my knowledge, this is the first time this has ever been done,” he said. “This could change the way that schools protect their kids and keep every body safe from here on out.” The district will pay $10,000 for the dog from the permanent improvement fund which pays for items such as security. The district will pay $5,000 in fiscal year 2014 which started July 1 and another $5,000 will be paid in fiscal year 2015. The money includes payment for Atticus, his training so far and continuous training over the next two years. The guard dog learned short commands in German. “The commands are commands that people wouldn’t ATTICUS VIDEO See Atticus demonstrate how he attacks an intruder. Go to normally know and they’re sharper,” he said. “We’re able to condition these bites and have a dog that can take out a bad guy and protect the school without making that dog vicious or unstable at all.” Gomer said he has been socialized to be friendly with children and other people in the school. Atticus will be working alongside hall monitor Garry Hornsby during the day and go home with principal John Stoddard each night. “I’m like his ride to work and his ride home,” Stoddard said. Hornsby said he’s glad Atticus will be his sidekick. “I’m looking forward to having a buddy walk with me,” he said. “He has a lot of energy. I wish I had as much energy as he does.” Hornsby said they will make rounds together and escort any student that needs to go to the office or other locations during classtime. He will also make occasional trips to the middle schools in the district. Superintendent Todd Yohey said Atticus’ main goal is to keep students safe. “The great asset of having Atticus in the building every day is for him to serve as a deterrent,” he said. “Students and adults will think twice about what they transport into the building.” Atticus’ first day of work is Aug. 21 when the students return for classes. Summer Theater Camp trains actors By Monica Boylson Price Hill — Fifty-five children shuffled around the stage and auditorium at Seton High School. “Everyone get to your places,” said director Lori Wainscott as she found a central location on the platform. “We’re going to do the toys TO THE COURSE West Side golfers get ready See story, A8 scene.” The Seton Summer Theater Camp was just days away from their July 27 performance of “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” The group of children participated in a two-week camp and met for three hours per day. The theater camp also had a second afternoon session and those students worked together for a July 28 performance of RITA’S KITCHEN Recipe for an heirloom classic See story, B3 “Fame,” a musical about students at a performing arts high school. “I always try to pick a show the kids will enjoy,” Wainscott said, adding that students start as early as age 7. “They audition a month ahead of time and get a script and a CD with the music.” The Delhi Township resident said this is the fourth sum- mer for the theater camp. They also have a winter theater camp that starts in January each year. “I met a lot of new friends,” Allison Moellinger, 13, Cleves, said. The Our Lady of Visitation student said she learned a lot at the summer theater camp. Contact The Press News ...................923-3111 Retail advertising .....768-8404 Classified advertising .242-4000 Delivery ...............853-6263 See page A2 for additional information See ACTORS, Page A2 Delhi Twp. — Mikayla Hinton said she’s to be the Rising Star. “I used to make videos of myself singing when I was 5,” she said. “I used to sing Disney songs.” The 13-year-old said she is hoping to use experience, voice lessons and love of music to help her win the Delhi Rising Star singing competition. She is one of three finalists who will compete at the Delhi Skirt Game Tailgate Party from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Remke Biggs on Delhi Pike. Also vying for the title of Delhi Rising Star is Ft. Thomas, Ky., resident and Bayley employee Angela Williams-Woodard and Delhi resident Greg Moore. The winner of the finals will have the opportunity to perform three songs before the fireworks at the Delhi Skirt Game Friday, Aug. 2. For Hinton this is her first competition but both Moore and Williams-Woodard are competing for the second time. “Last year there were a lot of people and a lot of competition,” Moore said. “This year I was more prepared and brought lots See STAR, Page A2 Collection time 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 generEwry osity. This month we’re featuring Emily Ewry, who will be a sophomore at Oak Hills High School. Ewry runs cross country for Oak Hills and plays soccer for Cincinnati West. 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