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WESTERN HILLS PRESS Your Community Press newspaper serving Addyston, Bridgetown, Cheviot, Cleves, Covedale, Dent, Green Township, 75¢ Mack, Miami Township, North Bend, Westwood WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 HORSE CAMP B1 Great Oaks hosted an equine camp this summer. BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS Elder’s stands in honor of Joe Acito Former teacher led effort for bleachers By Kurt Backscheider Joe Acito’s family was recognized on the field at the dedication of the Joe Acito Alumni Terrace at The Pit at Elder High School. Pictured are, front row from left, Mary Fieler, Emily Acito, Carly Acito, Alex Fieler, Fran Acito, Gina Fieler and Annie Acito; back row, Jenny Acito, Tony Acito, Andrew Fieler and Mike Fieler. THANKS TO BRIAN BILL Green honors services foreman Ludwick is dept.’s ‘right-hand man’ By Kurt Backscheider Green Township Public Services Director Joe Lambing said Randy Ludwig is one of his department’s best employees. “He’s an invaluable member of the staff,” Lambing said. “Essentially, he’s my right-hand man.” Lambing isn’t the only one who appreciates Ludwig’s hard work. Ludwig’s dedication to serving township residents has earned him the 2011 Green Township Department of Public Services Employee See HONORS, Page A2 Randy Ludwig, right, Green Township's public services foreman, receives the 2011 Green Township Department of Public Services Employee of the Year award from Oak Hills Kiwanis Club President Steve Schinkal. THANKS TO GREEN TOWNSHIP When an Elder High School alumnus slipped and fell while watching a football game on a hillside at the Pit several years ago, Joe Acito made sure it wouldn’t happen again. “Joe was rather upset and appalled,” said his widow, Fran Acito. To ensure alumni groups had a solid place to stand when they came to the Pit to cheer on the Panthers, Mr. Acito led an effort to install a set of bleachers on the hillside beneath the scoreboard. Now that section of seating serves as a lasting tribute to Joe Acito’s legacy at Elder. The Elder community hon- ored the beloved educator during halftime of the football home opener Friday, Aug. 24, officially naming the section he helped build the Joe Acito Alumni Terrace. Acito, an Elder graduate who returned to his alma mater to teach English for 43 years and serve as the alumni director for 16 years, died in March 2011 after See STANDS, Page A2 SCOUT SOARS WITH EAGLES Tyler Pistor earns scoutings highest rank By Jennie Key Tyler Pistor has been involved in Boy Scouts since the first grade. He started his career with the Tiger Scouts in Pack 98 at Monfort Heights United Methodist Church. This summer, he reached the pinnacle when he earned his Eagle rank from the Boy Scouts of America. Pistor moved up from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts in 2008 and joined Troop 98. Being an active member of the Troop, he worked his way up through the scouting ranks. His dad, Mel Pistor, said while he dropped out of scouting in his youth, he returned in leadership when his son became involved. “I was the pack leader, and I serve as the committee chairman of for the troop. This was all Tyler-driven. He worked hard and I am incredibly proud of him,” he said. After earning his Life rank in scouts, 15-year-old Tyler Pistor set his sights on the rank of Eagle. His dad says he began planning his assault on the rank of Eagle Scout the night he received his Life rank. “He laid out what he needed to do and when his best opportunities were to accomplish the badge work he needed to complete,” Mel said. “He definitely had a plan.” The plan came together well. For his project Tyler, a sophomore at Colerain High School, worked with the Monfort HOT CAT RITA’S KITCHEN Tennessee Williams’ drama on Covedale stage See story, B5 Serve after-school snacks that won’t fill kids up See story, B3 Tyler Pistor has been involved in Scouting since first grade when he was a Tiger Cub with Pack 98 from Monfort Heights United Methodist Church. THANKS TO MEL PISTOR Heights Garden Club, which takes care of the land lab at Monfort Heights Elementary. Tyler said his grandmother is a member of the garden club and he went to school at Monfort Heights Elementary, so the project had a connection for him on a number of levels. Tyler’s project power- washed and stained benches in the rear of the school, made a trellis for the ivy, along the front of the school, made a stone path that leads to benches in the front of the school, and made and a nature trail that runs through the detention area by the baseball fields. Along the nature trail Tyler also built and hung birdhouses. He enlisted the help of his fellow scouts and younger scouts. The project took over one hundred work hours, which he planned and coordinated. He said coordinating the workers was one of the most challenging aspects of the project. “Keeping 41 people working and on task was not easy,” he said. But his motivation was strong. “I started as a Tiger Cub,” he said. “I wanted to finish well. I don’t like to leave things undone.” He added that the project had given him the opportunity to practice leadership and gain confidence in his ability to communicate. On July 23 Tyler had his Eagle Board of Review with the William Henry Harrison District and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank, the highest honor in scouting. He will receive the award at a court of honor in October. His parents, Mel and Christina Pistor, will pin the eagle insignia on him during the ceremony. Tyler has advice for others who follow the path to the rank of eagle. “Get it done early. Once you get to high school there are a lot of other things competing for your time.” Vol. 84 No. 42 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Contact The Press News .........................923-3111 Retail advertising ............768-8196 Classified advertising ........242-4000 Delivery ......................853-6263 See page A2 for additional information BRIDGE POINT MOVE-IN SPECIAL! ?05 4933= 6F;EE3= 9:5<8# ,76:8' "!&6 ()4+%; $ 2*4-2./-//.) CE-0000522728 % +33 +CC390!FB= 1!F38DBD B@'(@"B@ % -0=;B@'(@"B@ % *39!D= % )B939!> 70!= ?AAB@ :#C9@B= 2&'1,'2/ )38.;E8=B $ <EE3= Condos from $1*+%; $ 2*4-203-31/4


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