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Votes are still being cast in Ohio and Kentucky for the 2010 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year and there’s not much time to add yours. Go online to preps and find the yellow and green Community Recorder Sportsman of the Year icon on the righthand side of the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through midnight Thursday, June 10. On the ballot for the Sportsman of the Year: Ricky Buckler, Bellevue; Cody Collins, Newport; Austin Collinsworth, Highlands; DeMarkco Foster, Newport; Ryan Hahn, Highlands; Grant Pangallo, Newport Central Catholic; Jacob Rieger, Bishop Brossart; Robbie Scharold, Campbell County Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Megan Arnzen, Bellevue; C.C. Centers, Dayton; Allison Dilts, Dayton; Anne Marie Dumaine, Campbell County; Lindsay Griffith, Bishop Brossart; Natalie Penrod, Campbell County; Sammy Powell, Dayton; Casey Reinhardt, Campbell County; Courtney Sandfoss, Newport Central Catholic.

Aneurysm survivors group

After surviving a brain aneurysm hemorrhage in 2000, Cold Spring resident Sandy Ross had to adjust to what she calls a “new normal” in her life with few people to guide her through that process. In 2002 Ross was one of the founding members of the TriState Brain Aneurysm Support Group Inc. Ross is now, along with three other Campbell County residents, a member of the group’s steering committee. Other committee members include Fort Thomas residents and survivors Linda Reller and Bob White, and Laura Sauerbeck, the group’s facilitator and a nurse and brain aneurysm researcher at University Hospital in Cincinnati. NEWS, A3

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Triumphant graduates

James “J.T.” Thomas Orr, a member of Campbell County High School’s Class of 2010, raises his fist into the air as he and his classmates watch a video of highlights from their senior year after receiving their diplomas at commencement ceremonies Tuesday, June 1, at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights. For more photos see A5.

Budget balanced without reserves By Chris Mayhew

The City of Alexandria is preparing to end the current fiscal year without having to dip into reserves, and has prepared a budget for the 2010-’11 fiscal year that anticipates a balanced budget without using reserves. A year ago, council approved a budget that projected using as much as $80,000 in reserves to avoid a budget deficit for the 2009-10’ fiscal year ending June 30. “It was a possibility, but all the managers carefully managed the money so we won’t have to (use reserves),” said Mayor Dan McGinley. “We’ll be about even on this year’s budget.” The proposed $3.95 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year starting July 1 does not project any need to use reserve funds. Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed budget at the 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17 meeting. McGinley said the budget is balanced and reasonable in every aspect. “I would expect that the budget will pass,” he said. Total city revenues are projected to increase this year from $3.89 million in the current year to almost $3.95 million in the coming fiscal year. The city is also budgeting for about $75,000 in health insurance savings for employees in the coming year.

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Of the City of Alexandria’s three biggest revenue sources, property taxes is the only one projected for an increase in the 2010-2011 budget going from $985,000 in 2009-2010 to $1.02 million. Payroll tax revenue is expected to drop from $880,000 this year to $853,000 in the coming year, and insurance tax revenue is expected to drop from $1.2 million to $1.1 million. Pension contributions are expected to increase by about $18,000, which is not nearly as dramatic as some of the increases the city has seen in previous years because of decisions at the state level, said Mayor Dan McGinley. The budget features about $75,000 in less spending in the city’s administrative department budget, a $15,000 increase in the police budget, and a $9,000 increase in the maintenance department budget.

“We created a partial selfinsuring operation that the city funded some dollars and that enabled us to decrease the premiums without costing the employees anything,” McGinley said. Last year the city put about $70,000 into the self-insurance fund and used only about $12,000, he said. This year the city is planning to put about $40,000 into the fund with the intention that investment contributions to the fund will continue to become smaller over time. The way the self-insurance fund works is that the city pays a

higher deductible on costs including doctors office visits and therefore receives a less expensive premium cost. That saves money as long as not every city worker has moderate or extreme medical costs, he said. “It could be a disaster if we had everybody sick at once,” McGinley said. Council member Bill Rachford, a member of the city’s finance committee, said he supports the overall budget, but did have a philosophical disagreement on the issue of including employee raises in the budget. “There is a 4 percent raise for employees which is something maybe some cities aren’t going to do, but we put that into ours,” Rachford said. Rachford said while the employees certainly are worth a 4 percent raise, he’s concerned about the message it sends when the city is giving raises when people are out of work and unemployment in the county is nearly 11 percent. “I personally suggested that we not give a raise, because given economic situation and what’s going on I wasn’t particularly wasn’t for that, but the committee voted otherwise,” Rachford said. Overall, council’s goal of not having to dip into the general fund or reserve account was accomplished, he said. “We’re trying very hard to live within our means,” Rachford said.

A partial hand recount of some of the votes cast in the May 18 primary election was completed Tuesday, June 8 at the county administration building in Newport with almost no change in the results. Kevin Sell, a candidate for Campbell County Judge-executive, had filed and was granted by a judge a request for a hand recount after losing by 169 votes to incumbent Judge-executive Steve Pendery in the Republican primary. In the eight precincts recounted, the vote totals remained exactly the same in seven of the precincts. In the eighth and final precinct counted, Sun Valley south of Alexandria, Sell picked up a vote, increasing his vote total from 197 to 198 and trimming Pendery’s total lead to 168 votes. Campbell Circuit Judge Julie Reinhardt Ward approved the partial recount agreement, which had been agreed upon by Sell and the county’s Board of Elections. The partial recount lasted from about 9:30 a.m. until almost noon with six workers from the Campbell County Clerk’s office counting votes. Ken Moellman Sr., Sell’s representative at the recount, said the eight precincts examined were the ones Sell was concerned with. Moellman said after speaking with Sell on the phone, he thought the issue of the recount was now settled and a full recount will not be pursued. Sell, who could not immediately be reached after the recount has the option of withdrawing the petition or pursuing a full recount. The recount found that the eScan machines at the heart of Sell’s request for the recount read all 82 of the “X” marks and check marks, about 7.3 percent of the 1,299 votes cast in eight precincts recounted. “It proves that the machines will pick up the ‘Xs,’” said Campbell County Clerk Jack Snodgrass. Voters were instructed at the top of the ballot and also on the front of the machines to shade in the box next to a candidates’ name completely. There had been unverified allegations in Sell’s recount request that some volunteer poll workers at the precincts had not properly instructed voters, Snodgrass said. “We’re going over our training process with the poll workers,” Snodgrass said.

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County approves energy efficiency work

By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County Fiscal Court will move forward with a $275,520 federally funded project to make energy conservation improvements through a contract with Ameresco, Inc. The project will focus on replacing or installing light bulbs and light fixtures in 13 county buildings and is funded through federal stimulus funds through a Federal Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant. The Fiscal Court unanimously approved the project at the

Wednesday, June 2 meeting in Alexandria after a group of local electrical contractors voiced their displeasure about awarding the project to Ameresco and not local businesses. Commissioner Dave Otto said the county’s utility bills are about $54,000 monthly, and the point of the project was to cut back on those costs. Ameresco, based in Massachusetts with an office in Louisville, was the only company to submit a bid to perform a study for a larger $1.6 million energy efficiency study in 2009 before Fiscal Court decided not to borrow any money and only use federal money on a

scaled-back project. Companies submitting bids for the energy efficiency study had to meet state certification requirements. Because the project was scaled back essentially to electrical work and doesn’t include HVAC, plumbing and many other types of work that one company would have to oversee, Nathan Shank, president of Shank Electrical Contracting said he thinks the job should be rebid as a lighting only job so local contractors can bid on it. “I can guarantee the same thing they’re guaranteeing,” Shank said of Ameresco. The county’s contract requires Ameresco, which will oversee but

not necessarily perform the work, to make its “best efforts” to use contractors and suppliers in Campbell County. Despite a downsizing in the scope of the project, any contractor has to meet the same state requirements and certifications in the standardized process of an energy savings performance contract. “To participate with this program you have to use these contractors to participate,” said Campbell County Attorney Jim Daley. It’s federal money, not county money, Daley said. Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery pointed out

County seat lawsuit a topic at meeting By Chris Mayhew

Tim Nolan of California, who is suing the county government, showed up at the June 2 Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting asking questions pertinent to the case. Nolan has appealed the May 2009 ruling by a circuit court judge to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The circuit court judge’s ruling allows the county to maintain its offices in Newport while also declaring Alexandria as the sole county seat. Nolan filed the lawsuit in 2008 on the basis that

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Tim Nolan has appealed the May 2009 ruling by a circuit court judge to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The circuit court judge’s ruling allows the county to maintain its offices in Newport while also declaring Alexandria as the sole county seat. Jim Daley said it was his continued advice that members of the Fiscal Court not answer the question. After the meeting, Daley said he advised Fiscal Court members not to answer the question because Nolan is trying to get the judge to posture on an issue that is before the court of appeals in litigation. Nolan also commented at the meeting that he didn’t see any allocations in the proposed budget for the next fiscal year for lawsuits. Daley said the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACO) is now paying to defend the case. It had previously been KACO’s belief that there were not damages being requested in the original complaint, and that’s why the county


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had to pay for the initial legal fees, Daley said. Nolan asked if it wouldn’t be better for the county to request that KACO pay for the county’s initial legal fees that Fiscal Court members have reported being $60,000 or more. “It would be even better if you would drop the lawsuit,” said Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery. Pendery said he was highly entertained that someone would sue the county and then complain about how the county was defending against the suit. Nolan said his interest is that KACO, the county’s insurer, pay for the cost of the lawsuit and that tax dollars not be used. Nolan also asked Pendery if the county was having another first reading of the draft budget for the upcoming year in Alexandria after having a prior first reading of the budget ordinance at a meeting in Newport. “That should satisfy you at least,” Pendery said to Nolan.

that the bid process on the project was in 2009 and contractors had their chance. If it was bid-out now, they would still have to meet all the certifications required of an energy performance contract. The contract with Ameresco calls for the installation of 1,327 light fixtures and lamps; 3,684 light bulbs for four-inch fixtures; 101 screw-in compact fluorescent bulbs, 41 occupancy sensors, 69 LED exit signs and 29 high bay light fixtures. “We selected those things that had the highest and quickest payback,” Pendery said.

Incumbent constable candidate arrested By Chris Mayhew

Campbell County District 3 Constable Nicholas J. Wilson was arrested June 1 and charged with fourth degree assault domestic violence, a Class A misdemeanor. Wilson, 37, of Newport, is seeking re-election in November as the Democratic candidate for District 3. A constable is a peace officer position established in the 1850 state constitution, and one is required for each magistrate district. Wilson is one of three constables in Campbell County, and is one of the two actively serving civil court papers including summons, said Circuit Clerk Taunya Nolan Jack. Wilson was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 at a Ridgewood Court address in Alexandria by officers of the Alexandria Police Department responding to a domestic call between Wilson and his wife. Calls made Wednesday, June 2 to the phone number on file for Wilson with the Campbell County Clerk and also contained in the

Nicholas J. Wilson is one of three constables in Campbell County, and is one of the two actively serving civil court papers including summons arrest report resulted in a message that the number had either been “changed or disconnected.” Bud Wilson, Nicholas’ father, said when reached on his phone that the arrest and the election weren’t related. “He and his wife got in a little argument,” Bud said about his son. Bud Wilson said his son was going to stay in the election. “I don’t think this is going to affect his election as constable,” Wilson said. Bud Wilson said he and his son would go to court where Nicholas is going to plead not guilty. The court date is scheduled for Thursday, June 17. Bud Wilson said neither he or his son were not going to comment any further until after the court date.


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Aneurysm survivors educate, connect By Chris Mayhew

After surviving a brain aneurysm hemorrhage in 2000, Cold Spring resident Sandy Ross had to adjust to what she calls a “new normal” in her life with few people to guide her through that process. In 2002 Ross was one of the founding members of the Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group Inc. Ross is now, along with three other Campbell County residents, a member of the group’s steering committee. Other committee members include Fort Thomas residents and survivors Linda Reller and Bob White, and Laura Sauerbeck, the group’s facilitator and a nurse and brain aneurysm researcher at University Hospital in Cincinnati. The group meets monthly at University Hospital not only to share their own stories, but also to hear what neurosurgeons, researchers and others have to say about treatment and diagnosis of aneurysms. For survivors of aneurysms, a type of stroke,


Sandy Ross, of Cold Spring, a brain aneurysm survivor; Laura Sauerbeck, of Cold Spring, a nurse and brain aneurysm researcher at University Hospital; and Bob White, of Fort Thomas, a brain aneurysm survivor, are members of the steering committee for the Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group Inc. recovery from symptoms can range from weeks to years or longer, said Sauerbeck. While it’s difficult to diagnose aneurysms, they typically occur in people when they’re in their in their 30s and 40s, she said. Studies have shown that smoking and high blood

pressure can increase the risk of an aneurysm hemorrhage and that family history is also relevant, Sauerbeck said. Some people come to the meetings to find out what resources are available, and the group is just as much for them as it is for regular attendees, Ross said.

“Even if it’s coming once to have someone tell you you’ll be OK,” she said. “You’re in a new normal, but you’re going to be OK.” Ross said after her aneurysm people spoke with her like she was back to her old self and fine because they couldn’t see any outward signs like they can in some stroke survivors. Only her caregiver and husband Tom Patton, and other close family, could tell she wasn’t all right, Ross said. Controlling emotions and reading comprehension were two skills Ross said she had to work for months to re-master. It was Oct. 3, 2000 when Ross said she was at her work as the supervisor of Delta Airlines’ reservations center when she felt a severe headache. Ross said she asked someone to get her ice before she collapsed onto the floor. Rushed to a hospital, she had emergency surgery to clip the aneurysm that was causing bleeding on her brain. Ross woke up in the hospital Nov. 14, not knowing what happened, and went

home Nov. 21. “What happens though is once you’re discharged, there’s a whole group of issues you’re not prepared to deal with,” Ross said. Ross said for many survivors issues range from memory loss, headaches, fatigue, depression and also a strain on caregivers and family relationships. While Ross said she loved her job, but it was demanding, and eventually she decided to change her life. She now works at the Internal Revenue Service and is a member of Cold Spring City Council. “My healing didn’t start until I let go of trying to put my life back together,” Ross said. For Bob White of Fort Thomas, who was editorial page editor of The Cincinnati Post until the newspaper was shut down at the end of 2007, he was back to work within about six weeks after his aneurysm hemorrhaged at home in 1994. White said although he didn’t talk about it much at the time there was a terror because he drew a living

from his brain. So, he wanted to get back to work as quickly as possible. “Actually, I was extremely fortunate,” he said. “I came through it without serious deficits and was able to get back to work quickly and perform my job.” White said he had a period of recovery where he couldn’t process images, and he decided to join the support group about five or six years ago after a friend and former colleague informed him about it. Without knowing why, White said he felt connected with the group because they’d been through the same thing. He now produces the group’s newsletter. Spreading the word about risk factors is a big reason he stays active in the group. White said he used to smoke two packs of cigarettes a day before he was married – a major risk factor. White said the group is a vital resource for caregivers and survivors and both groups benefit. For information visit




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Summer blood donations needed

The annual Summer Challenge blood donation drive at the Hoxworth Blood Center is being co-chaired by Sandy Decker, administrative assistant and EMT at the Alexandria Fire District. Summer is when the most blood donations are needed, and when the least amount of blood is often donated, Decker said. Last summer, Hoxworth had to request blood donations from other areas to meet the demand in the Cincinnati area, she said. Decker has organized two summer blood drives in Alexandria and an additional blood drive Dec. 20. The first blood drive, with the Hoxworth Bloodmobile coming to the fire district at 7951 Alexandria Pike, will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. A rock ’n’ roll week theme is accompanying the June 15


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St. Philip Parish’s annual festival will be 4:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 19. The festival will feature booths, a fun land for children, live music, and chicken and roast beef dinners in an air conditioned dining hall or for carryout. The church is located at 1402 Mary Ingles Hwy., Melbourne. There will be a grand raffle with prizes of $1,000, $200 and $100 with tickets costing $1 each. For raffle tickets call the parish office at 441-8949.

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Police track down car-theft suspects Community Press Staff Report

Police have arrested a 15-year-old and an 18year-old as suspects in an overnight string of thefts from unlocked vehicles in Alexandria around Lake Park Drive. A phone call at 2:42 a.m. Thursday, June 3 alerted police to two people wearing dark clothing carrying bags and walking into a backyard on Lake Park Drive. Officers of the Alexandria Police Department and Campbell County Police Department responded to the area of Lake Park Drive

and Shadow Wood Court. Officers found footprints in wet grass leading to woods behind the houses and saw two people fleeing on foot, according to a news release from Alexandria. Police caught up to one of the suspects in the woods behind Lake Park Drive, a 15-year-old male from Wilder, who then led officers to two bags with about $800 worth of items reported taken from vehicles. The juvenile was charged with theft from vehicles. The items recovered included an iPod, a GPS unit, and Blackberry cell phone and were all taken from unsecured vehicles,

according to the news release. After figuring out the identity of a second suspect, police made a second arrest in connection with the thefts from the vehicles, about three hours after capturing and arresting the juvenile. Police arrested Christopher Flinker, 18, of Weavers Lane in Cold Spring, in the 800 block of East Main Street in Alexandria. Flinker was charged with theft from vehicles, second degree unlawful transaction with a minor, first degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), and third degree criminal mischief.

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From left, Chris Enzweiler and his wife Kris Enzweiler, of Camp Springs, Anne Enzweiler and her father Alfred Enzweiler, of Germany, and Ann, Lonnie and Kevin Enzweiler of Camp Springs, inside the Camp Springs Vineyard tasting room June 5.

Family tree spurs visit from Germany By Chris Mayhew

The Enzweiler family of Camp Springs has made a personal connection with Germany, the country their forefathers immigrated from, culminating in a family reunion more than 150 years in the making. The visit is helping bridge a family tree separation that’s lasted since Michael Enzweiler immigrated from Germany to Camp Springs in 1843. So the first week this June, Lonnie and Ann Enzweiler and their sons Kevin and Chris Enzweiler, who own and operate a wine tasting room as Camp Springs Vineyard, spent a week hosting their distant cousins Alfred Enzweiler and his 19-year-old daughter Anne visiting from Brotdorf, Germany. The visit came a year after Chris and Lonnie made a 2009 trip to meet Alfred and Anne in Germany. “We were curious to see where we came from, and he was curious to see where his relatives went,� Chris said of the visits. Lonnie said he understood after visiting Germany why his great-grandfather chose to live in Camp Springs.

“You can see why they settled here because it looks just like here,� Lonnie said. Chris said he started emailing members of the Enzweiler family in Germany because he was interested in his family history and doing family tree research. It’s just a good feeling to hear the same name, realizing there is some connection, and then being able to visit, Chris said. The Camp Springs Enzweiler’s took their visitors to see Churchill Downs in Louisville and the Kentucky Horse Park, toured the neighborhood of Indian Hill in Cincinnati, took a Ducks water tour and visited the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, and rode roller coasters at Kings Island. Alfred also drank wines on the new porch area of the Camp Springs Vineyard’s tasting room. Chris said his father Lonnie knew that his greatgreat-grandfather Michael came from Germany in 1843. They figured out that Michael was a brother of one of Alfred’s great-great grandfathers, Chris said. Alfred owns an automobile dealership where he’s sold Suzuki’s for 28 years and Chrysler Dutch and Jeep

brands since 1995. It was five years ago when Alfred received a phone call that someone from the United States was looking for help with their family tree. Alfred said a cousin who is a police officer in Germany is also interested in their family tree and confirmed the connection. “I never had known I had relatives in America,� Alfred said. Alfred said just about anyone with the name Enzweiler can trace their name back and find that they have a common ancestor. Alfred said his family history holds that a man named Michael Hutton moved from Luxembourg to the village of Enzweiler in the 17th century and about 10 years later changed his last name from Hutton to Enzweiler. It was Alfred’s first trip to Kentucky and Ohio, but he’s previously traveled to New York City, Nashville and Las Vegas. Alfred said the people in the Camp Springs area are very friendly and wave a lot at people just driving by on the roads. “It looks like our area, but it’s a little bit warmer,� Alfred said of Camp Springs.

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Campbell County High School Class of 2010 Valedictorian Ryan Moran speaks to his classmates as Principal Renee Boots watches with a smile at far right during commencement ceremonies at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights Tuesday, June 1.


Graduates of Campbell County High School’s Class of 2010 toss their caps inside the Bank of Kentucky Center at the conclusion of commencement ceremonies at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights Tuesday, June 1.

Campbell County High School Class of 2010, Raed B. Abu-Rimileh, Nathan Robert Ackerson, Richard Andrew Ackerson, Nathan William Anderson, Cora M. Angel, Elliott Ryan Arrington, Ashley Leeanne Arrowood, Jesse Dean Ayers, Brandon Back, Brittney Mercedees Baker, Joshua Burton Baker, Jocelyne Brooke Ball, Maggie Elizabeth Ball, Casey Nichole Barnes, Zachary George Barnes, Christina Elaine Basinger, Corinne Elizabeth Basinger, William Charles Beck, Ivy Rose Becker, Ashley Nicole Bennett, Ronald Eugene Bennett, Megan Nicole Bergman, Alexxander Livingstone Bernard, Jojo Bitter, Kelsey Lynn Black, Kody Allan Wade Blue, Alexander Matthew Boehm, Lindsey Marie Boesch, Emily Jean Bonapfel, Brittnay Nicole Bowling, Mahala Marie Bowling, Jonathan Breitenstein, Athena Aryel Brewer, Aaron Joseph Bricking, Adelle Ann Bricking, Adam Michael Broering, Jenna M. Brooks, Alene Elizabeth Brossart, Ashley Morgan Rae Buckler, Christopher Bush, Brielle Ann Byrne, Amanda Lee Cain, Kaitlyn Celeste Carr, Damon Joseph Carrier, Jeremy Ryan Casebolt, Jenna Nicole Cavanaugh, Megan Irene Cehrs, Amber Lynn Champagne, Amanda Lynne Cobb, Gabrielle Ann Combs, Luther Combs III, Cassandra Lane Conway, Derek William Michael Cook, Lauren Ashley Couch, Amanda Kyleen Cox, Franklin Isaac Crail, Adam Craun, Antone Sebastian Cruz, Brandon Lee Cummins, Sean Donald Daley, Amber Renet Daniel, Danielle Rebecca Dean, Chelsie Rae Dedman, Nicholas Keith DeMoss, Emily E. DeYoung, Ashley Renee Dieckmann, Patrick Samuel Diesman, Dirk Anthony Dorsel, Rodney Lee Dougoud, Anne Marie Dumaine, Amber Louise Dunham, Ronald Wayne Elkins, Jr., Courtney Marie Enzweiler, Sebastian James Ernst, Andrew Joseph Eshman, Zachary Bryan Ewing, Jazmyn Marie Fahlbush, Jeffrey Allen Farwell, Jason Karl Feinauer, Eric Steven Fleckinger, Christopher Emil Flinker, Brad Michael Forman, Dana Marissa Foster, Jacob Alexander Fox, Jacob Glenn Franck, Alyssa Michelle Franklin, Katherine Lee Franzen, Paul Daniel Frazier, Colin Taylor Friedly, Tessa Quinn Fries, Mitchell William Fuchs, Matthew James Fultz, Lauren Elizabeth Gabbard, Steven Allen Garza, Kendra Lea Geiger, Christopher Douglas Geiman, Gregory Michael Geiman, Jacob Andrew Geisen, Stevanna Marie Geisen, Ian Michael Gerike, Daniel John Giancola, Alice Giordano, Rebekah L. 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Hines, Shelby Renee Hodge, Trevin CHRIS MAYHEW/STAFF Justin Hogle, Madison Kellie Holbrook, Kelsey Rison of Wilder, a Campbell County High School Class of 2010 graduate, with her Tyler Douglas Holzschuh, Jeffrey D. father Robert, left, her mother Angie and 10-year-old brother Bobby wearing her Hoskins, Grace Noel Howard, Mandie graduation cap after commencement ceremonies at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights Tuesday, June 1. Hope Hubig, Kyle Howard Hunt, Ashley Nicole Hyden, Justin Allen Iles, William Nathaniel Ilg, Julia Madison Ivey, Ariel Madge Johns, Brandon Jonathan Johns, Jesse William Johnsen, Abigail Louise Johnson, Austin Marcus Johnson, Heather Reena Johnson, Tyler Wayne Johnson, William R. 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Entire high school class going to college By Chris Mayhew

Silver Grove High School’s 2010 graduating seniors are small in class size, but big on success with all 14 of them enrolled in college. One of the graduates had originally planned to go directly into the U.S. Marines Corps, but recently decided to enroll in Gateway Community and Technical College, join an ROTC program, and then enter the Marines. Silver Grove’s class of 2010 has earned more than $250,000 in college scholarships, and 10 of the 14 students were enrolled in the gifted and talented program at the high school.

“They were a good group of kids and I’m going to miss them tremendously, and I think they’re going to go far in life,” said Jeanette Rothe, a senior class advisor and a paraeducator. Alicia Marie Reinersman, class valedictorian, is graduating with a 4.192 grade point average (GPA), and will attend Transylvania University in the fall where she has been awarded a $10,000 a year Pioneer Scholarship and the school’s achievement award. She’s received a total of more than $50,000 in community and university offered scholarships. Reinersman said she wants to major in English and then either pursue a teaching certification or law

school. Silver Grove’s small student size has been a positive, especially when it comes to the amount of attention students can get from their teachers, Reinersman said. “I think mostly I’ve enjoyed it,” she said. “You get to know the people here really well.” At many larger schools not of that would happen, Reinersman said. “It’s like I said in my (valedictorian) speech, we’re all brothers and sisters,” she said. Ian Doyle, class salutatorian, said high school has been a fun experience because he’s known everyone and he has received one-on-one help.

“If you’re struggling with something, teachers have time to help you,” Doyle said. Doyle will attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall where he has received a Presidential Scholarship worth $20,000 over four years. Doyle plans to major in public relations. Graduating senior Kayla Kane, is going to Morehead State University for nursing. Kane said she likes that Silver Grove is so small the teachers know each student on a personal basis. “You get more help, and they know more about you and how you learn,” she said. Students aren’t just a number in a classroom, Kane said.

“It’s not a school, it’s a family,” she said. Joseph Felice, arts and humanities teacher and gifted and talented coordinator, said the class of 2010 holds a special place in his heart. “This is the most driven group to consider pursuing their higher education,” he said. Felice said he and two other teachers have worked since the fall on helping the 14 students and their families apply for the $250,000 in scholarships. Felice, who is also a senior class advisor, has taught at Silver Grove for eight years. Their record of having every student go on to college speaks for itself, Felice said.

Silver Grove graduates The Class of 2010 for Silver Grove High School has 14 graduates. All are going on to pursue college degrees. The class of 2010 is: Kelly Michele Black, Justen Bradon Denham, *Ian Andrew Doyle, Michael Quinton Gindele, Krista Lynn Govan, Kayla Michelle Kane, Richard Kenneth Moore Jr., Jeffrey Steven Morris Jr., **Alicia Marie Reinersman, Austin Anthony Sandfoss, Roman Christopher Sapp, Ryan William Vogel, Gabrielle Nicole Waldeck, Kasey Nicole Yelton. *salutatorian. **valedictorian. “As long as I’ve been senior sponsor we’ve never had 100 percent,” he said.

St. Philip wins business education award By Chris Mayhew

St. Philip School teacher Christina Verst’s invitation to a professional investor to help teach a class on stocks helped her corner the market on a top Cincinnati area business-education cooperation award. Verst and St. Philip School are the winners of The Robert J. Storer Toyota Business-Education Collaboration Award for 2010. The award was presented in


May at the Northern Kentucky Education Council’s annual banquet along with the Golden Apple Awards, said Verst. The award honors outstanding efforts to bring business and education together for the benefits of students, she said. “We were the only school in Northern Kentucky to win this award,” Verst said. “There were eight other schools nominated, mostly high schools.” Verst, a seventh- and eighthgrade teacher at the Melbourne


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Gohs said Kohls told her he works a lot with people in their 20s and many often have little or no knowledge of how to save or invest. The class was incorporated into both math and social studies classes and included lessons about current events relating to the economics and how the stock market has impacted U.S. history including the Great Depression and the oil crisis of the 1970s. In the class, students were given $100,000 in mock money

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Camels make track history

Campbell girls win 3A team title, school wins five events By James Weber

Anne Marie Dumaine was conditioning with her Campbell County High School soccer teammates earlier this year when they coaxed her into joining them on the Camels track and field team. The Camel senior is glad she did after helping the Camels win the Class 3A overall girls’ team championship June 5 at the University of Louisville. It’s the first 3A championship, boys or girls, in Northern Kentucky history. CCHS scored 57 points to win by six. “This is my first year running and I’m lucky to have a great team,” Dumaine said. “I’ve never been to state or been close to winning state in any of my other sports.” Dumaine, headed to Xavier for soccer, stepped into the starting lineup for the Camels. She anchored the Camels’ state title team in the 4x800 and ran in the 4x400 squad which finished the meet to give the Camels the winning points. Carolynn Dreyer, Faith Roaden and Taylor Robinson started the 4x800. Dreyer, Christina Heilman and Anna Carrigan ran the 4x400. The Camels also won the 4x200 with Carrigan, Heilman, Paige Yenter and Molly Kitchen. The 4x2 and 4x4 are repeat titles. Most of those relay runners are also soccer players. “It’s an amazing accomplishment,” Dreyer said. “Last year, we were runnerup and this year we had a such a strong team that it just helped us so much. Anne Marie coming in really helped us a lot and we just picked it up.” Dumaine said her teammates all dropped times in her relays. Carrigan anchored both her winning relays and repeated as individual champ in the 400 while also placing third in the 200.

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Carolynn Dreyer (right) hands off to Taylor Robinson in Campbell County’s 4x800 relay state championship run June 5 at the University of Louisville.




State track results Campbell boys

Robbie Scharold: State champ in 800 (1:52.19, state record). 4x800: 2nd (7:59.85), Alexx Bernard, Doug Strange, Robbie Scharold, Ben Rawe. 4x200: 17th (1:34.14), Austin Johnson, Aaron Lyon, Nathan McGovney, C.J. Neyman. 4x400: 4th (3:23.55), Austin Johnson, Doug Strange, Robbie Scharold, Alexx Bernard. Aaron Lyon: 8th in 110 hurdles (16.08), 14th in 300 hurdles (42.35). Jeff Pflum: 18th in 300 hurdles (43.81). Alexx Bernard: 1,600, 4th in 800 (1:56.15). Austin Johnson: 16th in 400 (52.33). Ben Rawe: 22nd in 3,200 (10:47.29). Nathan McGovney: 21st in high jump (5-8). Doug Long: 4th in pole vault (12-6). Josh Presley: 14th in pole vault (11-0).

Campbell girls

Anna Carrigan: State champ in 400 (57.13), 3rd in 200 (25.91). 4x800: State champs (9:39.58), Carolynn Dreyer, Faith

Roaden, Taylor Robinson, Anne Marie Dumaine. 4x200: State champs (1:43.58), Paige Yenter, Molly Kitchen, Christina Heilman, Anna Carrigan. 4x400: State champs (3:59.01), Carolynn Dreyer, Anne Marie Dumaine, Christina Heilman, Anna Carrigan. 4x100: 22nd (53.06), Paige Yenter, Molly Kitchen, MacKenzie Rich, Megan Rauch. Taylor Robinson: 15th in 1,600 (5:38.43), 19th in 3,200 (12:46.14). Imke Lorenz: 18th in 1,600 (5:53.20). Faith Roaden: 13th in 400 (1:01.98). Kennedy Berkley: 7th in 100 hurdles (16.56), 9th in triple jump (34-1.25), 15th in high jump (4-8). Christina Heilman: 100 hurdles, 2nd in 300 hurdles (46.40). Molly Kitchen: 15th in 200 (27.40). Carolynn Dreyer: 8th in 800 (2:22.43). Anne Marie Dumaine: 13th in 800 (2:25.88). Kristen Rice: 20th in shot put (29-4.25). Brianna Schraer: 21st in discus (78-3).


The Campbell County girls' track team celebrates with its state championship trophy in Class 3A June 5 at the University of Louisville. Similar to last year, she had a strong finishing kick in her race, especially in the 4x400 when she came from behind in the final 200 meters. “It’s adrenaline, it’s pure adrenaline,” she said. “You know your whole team and your whole county are rooting for you. Everyone came out. This is really a big deal for Campbell County.” Carrigan’s teammates are impressed with her strong finishes. “She’s an iron woman. She’s not a real person,” Dreyer joked. “She’s one of those girls who has the speed and the endurance at the same time,” said Campbell head coach Brandon Napier. “Some girls

can go 100 and 200, but not 400. Some girls can go 4 and 8, but not 1 or 2. She can do it all.” Heilman was second in the 300 hurdles. Dreyer was eighth in the 800. Kennedy Berkley was seventh in the 100 hurdles. Heilman said a big key to the win was chemistry. The team wore matching orange T-shirts after the meet. All the girls’ athletes had identical fingernail decorations in Campbell’s purple and gold colors: “CC” and “’10” on the thumbs, polka dots on the fingers. The team also had a lot of fun with various team rituals during the post-meet celebration. “We try to make things

County teams rule girls’ track By James Weber

Three schools with shared borders made some history unshared with anyone else last weekend. Newport Central Catholic, Highlands and Campbell County high schools all won their overall girls’ team championships in different classes June 3 through June 5 at the University of Louisville. It marked the first time since the state went to three classes in 1966 that any three teams from the same county have won team championships. “You think of Louisville as a hotbed or Lexington as a hotbed, but we’ve got some pretty good athletes here in Northern Kentucky,” said Campbell head girls’ coach Brandon Napier. Only twice have even two teams of one gender from the same county won in the same year, and the county of Campbell was involved in both instances. The second was just last year, when Highlands (2A) and New-

Cath (1A) won girls’ championships. Bellevue and Newport (pre-Central) Catholic won boys’ titles in 1967. That’s not counting the performances by other schools in the county this year, including individual boys’ event state titles from Campbell County’s Robbie Scharold and Newport’s Jordan Hatfield. “I think it shows how strong we are up here,” said Highlands’ girls coach Terri Mayhew. “It’s great for track in Northern Kentucky.” After the 1A meet, NCC head coach David Meyers said he would be rooting for CCHS Saturday night after his Thoroughbreds did their part in the three-class sweep. What if the three champion teams merged into one superpower? While their sprinters may have an awe-inspiring fight for starting spots, in some other events one team is stronger than the other two. “I would like to coach that team,” Mayhew joked.


Campbell County junior Anna Carrigan runs the final stretch of her state title in the Class 3A 400 meters June 5 at the University of Louisville. not as stressful as possible,” Heilman said. “But we still get focused and get our work done.” Campbell senior Robbie Scharold was feeling some stress in his last 800 high school boys’ race. Scharold was trailing by about 20 meters midway through the final lap, but made a big closing sprint to repeat as state champion in the 3A 800. He ran a state record 1:52.19, which also bested his own all-Northern Kentucky record. “(Two weeks ago), I ran 1:53 and I knew I had a little


Campbell County’s Alexx Bernard (right) hands off to Robbie Scharold during the 4x800 relay June 5 at the University of Louisville. more than that left,” he said. “I was fifth at the break and I’m like, oh man, I don’t think I’m doing too good, but I looked at my split and it was 54 (seconds) so I realized I was on pace. I stopped freaking out and started moving.” Scharold closed out his career by anchoring Campbell’s 4x400 team which finished fourth in 3:23.55. That is a new all-Northern Kentucky record. He shared it with Austin Johnson, Doug Strange and Alexx Bernard. The same group with Ben

Rawe instead of Johnson finished second in the 4x800, also setting a new area record of 7:59.85. “We get along real well,” Scharold said. “I’ve grown real tight with these guys. We’re like a family.” Bernard was fourth in the 800 to medal. Doug Long was fourth in pole vault and Aaron Lyon eighth in 110 hurdles. Scharold said the team has rallied around Johnson all season after his father Woody died a couple of months ago.

Mustangs do well at state meet By James Weber

Bishop Brossart won multiple medals at the Class 1A state track meet. The Mustangs medalled in the boys’ 4x800 with Robby Martin, Brett Evans, Jack Foster and Zach Holtkamp and 4x100 with Matt Stover, Josh Beckerich, Michael Whitford and Tanner Schmidt. The 4x400 was fifth with Brett Evans, Michael Whitford, JAMES WEBER/STAFF Zach Holtkamp and Clay Elam. Stover finished sixth in the Bishop Brossart freshman Sarah Klump runs 200, an event he had broken a in the 400 meters June 5 at the University of 16-year-old school record in. He Louisville. She finished third. also owns the school mark in cus. The 4x200 team was eighth the 100. Holtkamp added a third with Ridder, Fleissner, Klump medal in the 800 (fifth). and Courtney Ledonne. Brossart won six girls’ medals in 1A. Brossart boys Sarah Klump was third in the 4x800: 5th (8:30.77), Robby Martin, 400 and Nicole Ridder third in Brett Evans, Jack Foster, Zach Holtkamp. 19th (1:38.73), Josh Beckerich, the 100 hurdles. Kyra Hickman Alex4x200: Schwartz, Tanner Schmidt, Brett was fifth in pole vault, Melanie Evans. Fleissner sixth in 100 hurdles 4x100: 8th (46.07), Matt Stover, Josh and Felicity Britt eighth in dis- Beckerich, Michael Whitford, Tanner

Schmidt. 4x400: 5th (3:35.51), Brett Evans, Michael Whitford, Zach Holtkamp, Clay Elam. Clay Elam: 11th in 110 hurdles (17.07), 17th in 300 hurdles (45.51). Matt Stover: 12th in 100 (11.91), 6th in 200 (23.65), 14th in long jump (17-9.5). Jack Foster: 9th in 1,600 (4:42.46), 11th in 800 (2:07.33). Simon Burkhardt: 13th in pole vault (90). Zach Holtkamp: 5th in 800 (2:03.76).

Brossart girls

4x800: 10th (10:56.82), Shannon Donnelly, Kristin Klocke, Shelly Neiser, Alanna VanBenschoten). 4x200: 8th (1:51.86), Courtney Ledonne, Nicole Ridder, Melanie Fleissner, Sarah Klump. 4x100: 15th (53.88), Courtney Ledonne, Nicole Ridder, Grace Jennings, Melanie Fleissner. 4x400: 14th (4:28.06), Nicole Ridder, Kristin Klocke, Shannon Donnelly, Sarah Klump. Sarah Klump: 3rd in 400 (1:00.36). Nicole Ridder: 3rd in 100 hurdles (16.77). Melanie Fleissner: 6th in 100 hurdles (16.94). Shannon Donnelly: 12th in 3,200 (13:06.59). Kyra Hickman: 5th in pole vault (7-6). Felicity Britt: 19th in shot put (27-5.25), 8th in discus (97-2).


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Sports & recreation

June 10, 2010

NewCath reloads to repeat in 1A track By James Weber

Newport Central Catholic has owned the girls’ 4x400meter relay for the past five years at the Class 1A level.

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Newport Central Catholic senior Frannie Schultz poses with her state championship medal in the shot put in Class 1A June 5 at the University of Louisville. bests in both throws. “I got focused, got in the zone, got out there and tried to give it my all,� she said. “I was excited for this meet because it’s what we’ve worked for all season. It’s an honor to be part of this team.� The 4x800 team was


Newport Central Catholic senior Amy Schwarber (323, far left) and the Thoroughbreds celebrate with their state championship trophy in Class 1A June 5 at the University of Louisville. third with Hlebiczki, Mallory Niemer, Amy Schwarber and Sarah Suedkamp. Suedkamp was fourth in the 800 and Schwarber eighth. Bartels added an

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Newport Central Catholic senior Amy Schwarber runs the 800 June 5 at the University of Louisville. individual medal by finishing third in the long jump and Dubuc was eighth in the 400. Liz Gruenschlaeger was seventh in shot put and Emma Heil fourth in high jump. Schwarber was one of three senior state participants including Schultz and Kim Bihl. “It’s so rewarding and so exciting,� Schwarber said. “It felt good to score points for my team.� Head coach David Meyers said the team stepped up after graduating about half its points from last year’s state champs. “We would have a great thing happen today, then something not so great would happen,� he said. “It was an emotional day, and I’m glad we came out on top.� Schwarber said the team put more pressure on themselves than what Meyers did. “Because we always want to do our best. It was a team effort.� NCC won two boys’ medals in 1A. Nolan Johnson was fourth in the 800 and Sam Schaefer sixth in pole vault.


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What was the best advice your father gave you, and did you follow it? What happened? “Please don’t think that I did not love my father based on my answer to this question. He was a good man, and a hard working man. But there wasn’t a real parental connection between him and me. “Dad was born in Austria Hungary in 1892, and migrated to this country in the early 20th century. He had only a meager primary school education, and thus ended up being a laborer in the steel mills of southern Ohio. He and my mother had 12 children, raising 11 of them to adulthood. Life was so very difficult for both of them, but they persevered, and in my opinion, they did a wonderful job. “My mother was the dominant figure in my childhood, and I was the second youngest of the 12. Dad was 44 when I was born, and although he worked hard all of his life to help support his family, he wasn’t equipped with the intellectual skills to give me advice, per se. “I had the benefit of a good education that he did not, and I accept that. He died in 1968, and he was a good, good man.” Bill B. “My best advice from my Dad (and my Mom) was to save. ‘It isn’t what you make but what you save.’ So when I was making $12 a week at Wolfer’s Forestville Pharmacy, I started buying a Series E bond once a month ... and then I got lucky and obtained an $18 a week position at the bank on Hyde Park Square and started buying a $50 bond a month. “To make this shorter, when my husband and I went to buy our first home my boss said if I could come up with $7,500 they could make me a 4 percent loan. By that time, I’d piled up several $100 bonds (they were only $50 each at buying time). I raised the $7,500. I worked at that bank for 19 years. And what was my salary in the end? $75 a week.” J.F. “My dad always told me to finish what I started. He must’ve said it enough since now I do it without thinking. I still try to avoid procrastination and always take responsibility. Not a bad lesson.” D.R. “‘Pay your credit card bill in full every month – don’t spend money you don’t have.’ I absolutely followed it. “Dad was a banker, heading up consumer financing when credit cards were the new big idea. He signed me up for one – and sent it to me with that warning. “He also threatened to cancel my card the first time he found out I paid interest on my account. Not such a good thing for his bank but excellent financial advice I still heed it today, 40 years later.” J.S.B. “The best advice my father ever gave me: “Never buy anything on credit except your house and maybe your car.” Tough advice to adhere to in these economic times, but sound enough that if anyone could actually do this, they would undoubtedly be in safer, more stable financial condition than most people. ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “My father always said, ‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have

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of it.’ This is in fact a quote from Thomas Jefferson. “I tell my own children this and I think it has held true in my life. I work hard in my job and I feel lucky that I still love it after 31 years. I work at my marriage and I am lucky to be more in love now than 18 years ago. “I have wonderful friends and family. I feel very lucky indeed.” K.L.S. The best advice my father ever gave me – be true to yourself and your family. Work hard, play hard. Be honest. Have fun ... life here on earth is way too short enjoy it. “Thanks Dad – I love you!” L.R. “My father gave me advice by the way he lived his life. I try daily to follow his example. He showed me how to overcome failure, forgive, laugh, listen and most importantly how to love unconditionally. He is my hero! He touched so many lives during his 74 years on earth. We all miss him.” D.M.R. “When interviewing for my first real job out of college he said, ‘Don't be intimidated by the old boys.’ I listened, I wasn’t, and I got the job.” C.A.S. “The best advice my father gave was when I was in high school and had a paycheck from my first job. I wanted to open a charge card from a department store down town, (Shillito’s). My father advised me to open a card requiring the balance be paid off in full each month instead of paying a minimun balance and accruing finance charges. He stressed the importance of paying bills on time and how using a credit card wisely would help establish a good credit rating for future purchases of a car and later on a home. “That was the best financial advice I could have received. To this day all credit cards are paid in full on a monthly basis! K.K. “The best advice he gave me was to remember anything you got for nothing is worth nothing. I came to find out that to be very true on several occasions someone gave me something for nothing and it usually turned out that I would pay more to keep in repair than if I had gone out and purchased the item new.” L.S. “In addition to teaching me to be honest, he always said to not start a fight. However, if someone starts the fight against you, you be sure to finish it.” B.N. “When something bad or unfortunate happened in my life as a kid and as an adult – he would say, ‘It will all work out, pray about it and another door will open when one closes.’ Not only did that work but has gotten me through some tough days in my life and with my family. I give the same advise now to others in time of crisis. You may not see the new opportunity on the other side of the door , but it will be there. Pray about it and you will see it!” C.A.P.

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Smog season returns It’s that time of year again. No, not baseball season, beach season, or the holiday season. Something else that occurs year after year is smog season. While people don’t look forward to smog season it faithfully returns each summer, starting in April and extending through October. Smog is at its peak intensity during summer. Ground-level ozone is the type of smog that is of main concern for the greater Cincinnati area. Ground-level ozone results from motor vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, gasoline and chemicals that have been “baked” by sunlight. Smog is an air pollutant that can negatively affect anyone. People especially at-risk include children, the elderly and individuals suffering from respiratory problems. Symptoms from smog exposure include a limited ability to breathe, irritation of the throat and lungs, which cause coughing and sometimes choking. In addition, the impact smog has on the ecosystem is far-reaching. Steve Pendery, president of the Ohio- Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) and Campbell County Executive Judge recognizes the multi-faceted impact of smog, “Smog is a very serious issue in our region that extends to the health of our residents, the environment we live in, and the economy we spend in.” A survey of greater Cincinnati residents found that an overwhelming majority acknowledge the seriousness of smog and gen-

uinely want to help improve it. 49.4 percent of respondents believe that air pollution in greater Cincinnati is a problem and want to make an Callie effort to improve the situation, and Holtegel 22 percent of Community r e s p o n d e n t s Recorder found the seriousguest ness of air polluin greater columnist tion C i n c i n n a t i extremely important and want to see change now. In order to see Cincinnati’s smog decrease and the air quality to improve, individuals need to do their share for cleaner air. While taking on responsibility for Cincinnati’s air quality might initially seem like a burden or chore, it’s actually very simple and easy to do! “It doesn’t take much effort to change your daily habits and advocate for clean air in Cincinnati,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski. “Being conscientious and planning ahead can make a big difference.” The survey, conducted by OKI, revealed how real people apply clean air principles in everyday life. When posed the question, “How do you do your share for cleaner air?” individuals reflected on their clean air habits. A mother of two responded, “Having good carpooling practices through riding with friends to social events,


We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Community Recorder. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Monday E-mail: mshaw@community Fax: 283-7285. U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Recorder may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. church, and the mall.” A Xavier University student said, “Walking to campus with my roommates, instead of all of us driving separately.” Some additional ways to reduce smog include taking the bus (call METRO 513-621-4455 or TANK 859-331-8265), ride a bike, refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m., conserve electricity, eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips, creating a smog alert notification system for employees, and avoid use of gasoline powered lawn equipment on smog alert days. There are resources available regarding air pollution, smog, and how you can make an impact in Cincinnati. Visit the website or call 1800-621-SMOG. Callie Holtegel is a Communications Intern for the Ohio- Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

Listening to youth: Building a healthier community In the fall of 2007, Campbell County youth took the Search Institute’s Attitudes and Behavior survey, which measures the 40 Developmental Assets. The results provide a snapshot of how they young people in our community are doing. The assets are the building blocks needed for raising a successful young person. Research shows that the more assets youth have, the less likely they are to take part in risk behaviors such as drinking and smoking and to have problems in school. The more assets youth have the more likely they are to take part in positive behaviors such as staying healthy, planning ahead and doing well in school. The assets are the people and places that help and guide youth to make good use of their time such as families, schools, churches, neighborhoods and youth programs. Assets are also the values and skills that reflect a positive growth within a young person. A desire to do well in school and to read for pleasure;

values such as being caring, honest, and responsible; as well as showing social skills such as being able to resist negative peer pressure and having Eleshia good friendship Scholes skills are all assets. to Community theAccording survey Recorder results, young guest people within columnist Campbell County experience on average 17.8 of the 40 assets. The assets most commonly reported were: • Positive view of personal future (70 percent) • Family support (69 percent) • Integrity (64 percent) • Honesty (63 percent) • Achievement motivation (63 percent) The assets least commonly reported were: • Creative activities (14 per-

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cent) • Reading for pleasure (17 percent) • Adult role models (20 percent) • Planning and decision making (23 percent) • Youth as resources (23 percent) • Community values youth (23 percent) What does this mean? Campbell County results mirror the national findings in that too few of our young people are experiencing some essential assets. The data from this survey not only helps us to understand what young people need, but allows us to focus on the solutions rather than problems. If you would like more to learn more and join others in taking action to create a healthier Campbell County, please call the Health Department at 859-341-4264 or visit Eleshia Scholes is the Senior Health Educator for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.



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Children’s safety focus of weeklong event By Amanda Joering Alley


Sadie, a cocker spaniel and Labrador mix, laps up an ice cream topped with a Milk Bone from the Silver Grove Dari Bar.

Dari Bar offers ice cream for dogs Pooches all bark for ice cream, don’t they? The Silver Grove Dari Bar is now marketing their vanilla ice cream in a cup to dog owners complete with a Milk Bone. Dog owners are already lapping it up. “I thought it was the cutest thing, and my dog loved it and the last thing she ate was the bone,” said Jill Fessler of Silver Grove. Fessler said her dog Sadie is a 4-year-old cocker spaniel and Labrador, and they live within two blocks from the Dari Bar. Children in the neighborhood spotted a bottle filled with Milk Bones inside the ice cream shop and found out it was for ice cream for dogs, she said. Fessler said she brought the first one home to Sadie and has since taken the dog to the Dari Bar for one. “We go up every once in

Local children are getting some valuable safety lessons this week during the Fort Thomas Recreation Department’s Safety Week. The program, which the department started in 2005, is meant to give children a chance to have fun while learning about safety, said Dave Buerger, the department’s director. “I’ve always been a believer in kids’ programs that hide a little a bit of education,” Buerger said. “This program gives the kids an opportunity to learn about safety from a variety of professionals.” This year the program includes presentations by Animal Control, the Fort Thomas Police Department, the Fort Thomas Fire Department and the Boone County Water Rescue. Buerger said the department lets the presenters choose what they want to present to the children, but that all topics chosen are relevant to things the children may encounter. Animal Control Officer Terri Baker, who presented the first day of Safety Week Monday, June 7, told chil-


Animal Control Officer Terri Baker talks to children about dealing with animals safely during the first day of the Fort Thomas Recreation Department’s Safety Week Monday, June 7. dren about what to do if they find baby deer, birds and rabbits. “This time of year we get lots of call about baby deer, but the best thing for people

to do is leave them alone,” Baker said. “If anyone ever doesn’t know what to about an animal problem, they should call animal control.” Safety Week is one of

many programs offered by the recreation department throughout the summer. For more information visit and click on the recreation tab.


The Silver Grove Dari Bar has added a menu item just for dogs, vanilla ice cream with a Milk Bone, for the summer of 2010. a while,” Fessler said. Fessler said she once stepped on her dog’s tail a little and to make up for it they went and got ice cream on a very hot day. “I just thought that was so neat, a cool treat for a hot dog,” Fessler said. Chris Mayhew/Staff

THINGS TO DO Learn to fly

The Amazing Portable Circus is providing classes at Newport on the Levee for those wanting to learn how to fly on a trapeze bar like a circus pro. Two-hour classes are being offered for ages 13 and older for $35 to $55 per person. Short classes for children, ages 6 to 12, are available for $7. The flying trapeze school is open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sundays through October. For more information, visit or call 513-9215454.

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Ellery will be releasing its latest album, “This Isn’t Over Yet,” at a special CD release party at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center Friday, June 11, at 8 p.m. The show will also include special guest Denison Witmer. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 in advance. For more information, visit or call 859-957-1940. The Carnegie is located at 1028 Scott Blvd. in Covington.


Gavin Warner asks a question during the first day of Safety Week.

Jake Homer pets a stray dog held by Animal Control Officer Terri Baker.


Growing stevia – the natural sweetener Freedom fireworks

Enjoy a fireworks show after the Florence Freedom baseball game Friday, June 11, at Champion Window Field. The Florence Freedom will play the Traverse City Beach Bums at 7:05 p.m. Tickets range from $7 to $12. For game and ticket information, visit or call 859-5944487. Champion Window Field is located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence.

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Growing herbs can be a pleasure for all your senses. And if you’re looking for an herb to help pleasure your sweet tooth, an herb that has no carbs and no calories, then here’s what you need! It’s called stevia, or commonly called “sweet leaf” or “sugar bush,” and has been used as a natural sweetener for hundreds of years. The leaves of stevia are refreshing and can be 30 times sweeter than sugar (extracts hundreds times sweeter), with 0 carbs, 0 calories, and 0 glycemic index, making it the perfect natural sweetener to be considered for diabetics (check with your doctor first). And what’s even greater is that it can be grown in your own back yard – especially in containers! Stevia is a tender perennial, and is not hardy past Zone 7. So plant it as an annual (actually planted as

an annual in w a r m e r zones as well). It will grow in the ground or in Ron Wilson containers, morning In the sun, aftergarden noon shade to full sun. It actually enjoys cooler weather, and definitely not the hot weather. In the south, it may require some summer shading. In the ground, stevia requires loamy well-drained soils, but by the same token, enjoys good even moisture. Mounded row plantings, like with corn, are perfect for stevia. Locate in half- to fullday sun, mulch the roots to help retain moisture and keep the soil cooler during the heat of the summer. Pick a less windy site, and feed

monthly with an all purpose plant food such as Espoma’s PlantTone. In containers, plant one stevia plant per 10-12 inch or larger pot, using the basic container gardening instructions. Use Osmocote for a slow season long feeding, Soil Moist to help keep good even moisture, and feed monthly with PlantTone or something similar. Place the pot in half day or more sun, low wind area, and keep the soil evenly moist. Stevia does not like to be totally dried out for any period of time (not soggy wet, just good even moisture). In the heat of the summer, you may want to move the plant to a cooler half day sun location. When harvesting, pinch the tips of the stevia plant every 3-4 weeks (3-4 inches) to keep the plant shorter, fuller and less susceptible to wind breakage. Use the

pinched leaves “fresh.” Stevia is susceptible to wind breakage, so try to find a more calm area to grow or possibly place inside a tomato cage for support. Harvest your leaves fresh as needed (morning is best), or harvest leaves or 4-6 inch branches with leaves for air drying. The entire plant can be pulled and air dried at the end of the season, or if growing in a container, moved inside and grown indoors over the winter. Grind dry leaves and stems in a coffee grinder to produce stevia powder. Visit www.abouteating. com for more information on using stevia. Talk to you next time, In the Garden. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at


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Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, More than 20 species of the world’s most weird and wonderful aquatic creatures. With new technology, new display cases and expanded gallery. Free kids during summer family hours with every adult paying full price 4-7 p.m. until Sept. 3. Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. Through Dec. 30. 859-261-7444; Newport.


Concours d’Elegance Cruisin’ For A Cure Dinner and Live Auction, 7-11 p.m., Drees Pavilion, 790 Park Lane, Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by buffet dinner, entertainment and live auction. Beach theme. Benefits Juvenile Arthritis. Ages 21 and up. $125. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation. 513-321-1951; Covington. Jennifer Harber Memorial Scholarship Benefit, 7-11:59 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Includes two drink tickets and appetizers. Music, DJ and raffles. Benefits college scholarships for Highlands High School. $30 advance, $35. 859-491-8000. Newport.


Campbell County Farmers’ MarketAlexandria, 3-6 p.m., Southern Lanes Sports Center, 7634 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-572-2600; Alexandria.


June Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Joseph Church Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road, Includes entertainment, booths, games, raffle, duck races, children’s activities and a sheltered picnic area. Includes Mr. Herb’s fish. 859-635-2491. Camp Springs.


The Gamut, 8 p.m.-midnight, Manhattan Harbour, 1301 Fourth Ave., 859-261-7800. Dayton, Ky.


The New Line, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Barleycorn’s-Cold Spring, 1073 Industrial Road, 859-992-1192. Cold Spring.


The Taffetas, 8 p.m., Stauss Theatre, 101 Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University, A musical homage to the girl groups of the 1950s. Dinner served in the Corbett Theatre Lobby one and a half hours prior to performance. $55 two shows, $30; show only $15. Registration required. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. 859-5725464; Highland Heights. Spring Fling, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Fresh sketch comedy and vibrant rock ‘n’ roll celebrate life, love and laughter. $20-$30. Through June 12. 859-957-7625; Newport.


Flying Trapeze School, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Learn to fly circus-style. Two-hour classes. For ages 12112 in reasonable physical condition and able to hold your body weight while hanging from the bar. Dress: Wear stretchable comfortable clothing appropriate for hanging upside. Rain reschedules. Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by adults. $35-$55. Registration required. Presented by The Amazing Portable Circus. 513-921-5454; Newport.

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Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2-5 p.m., Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at Web site. Family friendly. Free. 859-581-4555. Covington.


Mutual UFO Network Meeting, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Scientific investigation of UFO phenomenon. Free. 859-802-6889; Covington.


Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills.


June Festival, 4:30 p.m.-midnight, St. Joseph Church - Camp Springs, Mass celebrated 4 p.m. Chicken and roast beef dinners, 4:30-8 p.m. 859-635-2491. Camp Springs.


Wine Tasting, 2-6 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, Free. White Burgundy: An international selection of chardonnay. 859291-2550; Covington. Wine Tasting, 2-6 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 3-5 p.m., Party Town, 6823 Burlington Pike, Free. 859-371-4466; Florence.


Rusty Williams, 11 a.m., Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St., Author discusses and signs “My Old Confederate Home: A Respectable Place for Civil War Veterans.” The story of the Kentucky Confederate Home. 859-261-4287. Newport.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m.-midnight, Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, 859-581-8888; Newport.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington.


Leroy Ellington, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Riverside Marina Bar and Grill, 145 Mary Ingles Highway (Ky. 8), Presented by Riverside Marina. 859-442-8111. Dayton, Ky.


The Taffetas, 8 p.m., Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 859572-5464; Highland Heights. Spring Fling, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 859-957-7625; Newport.


Racing to Read 5K Run and Walk, 9 a.m.noon, Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Race includes awards, free pancake breakfast from First Watch for participants, Kids’ Fun Run, family-friendly activities and appearance by library’s mascot, Booker. $95 for family; $25 single. Registration required, available online. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-9624083; Covington.

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Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Traverse City Beach Bums, Champion Window Field, $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. Post Game Band Just Gravy 859594-4487; Florence.


Kings Soccer Academy Tryouts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Turf Soccer Field. For boys and girls ages 8-18. Arrive 30 minutes prior to try-out to receive T-shirt and sign in. $10. Online registration required. Presented by Kings Soccer Academy. 859-442-5800; Wilder.



Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St., Explore Newport’s connection to well-known crime figures, including gangsters, gamblers and ladies of the night. See buildings that housed casinos, brothels and speakeasies. $15. 859-491-8000. Newport. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 3

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Live @ the Library, 2 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Free. Music by the Cincinnati Harpers Robin. 859-342-2665. Florence.


Allison Durham Speer, 6 p.m., Central Church of the Nazarene, 2006 Pieck St., Christian recording artist. Donations accepted. 859-331-1964. Fort Wright.


The Cincinnati Harpers Robin, 2 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Florence.


The Taffetas, 6:30 p.m., Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 859-572-5464; Highland Heights.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Traverse City Beach Bums, Champion Window Field, $10-$12 VIP, $9, $7 lawn. Family Fun Sunday: Autographs, running the bases and a pre-game parade for kids. 859-5944487; Florence.


Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, AAU/Competitive Basketball Tournaments, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment Way, Teams responsible for paying official fees only and each team is guaranteed three games. Referee fees are due at time of registration. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754; Union.

Roeblingfest will take place Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Covington. The event will feature a petting zoo, tricycle and Segway races for adults, moonbounce, cornhole tournaments, dunking booth, face painting, farmer’s market, music, karaoke, bag pipers and fireworks after nightfall. It is free to attend. For more information, visit M O N D A Y, J U N E 1 4


A Little Night Murder, 7 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Interactive murder mystery. Actors comfortable with improv. Cold readings from script. Bring picture and resume. Production dates: July 9-30. By appointment. Newport.


Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.


Sunrock Farm Nature Camp, 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. or 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Daily through June 18. Hands-on activities with farm animals, creek exploration, woodland adventures, gardening, crafts and games. Campers bring own lunch. Ages 4-15. $195 per week. Registration required. 859-781-5502. Wilder.


Campbell County YMCA A.C.E.S. Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Daily through June 18. Work on learning projects in surrounding communities and participate in several team building experiences. Financial assistance available. Ages 13-16. $140, $110 members. Registration required. 859-572-3063. Fort Thomas. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 1 5

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Evil Dead: The Musical, 7 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 513-479-6783. Newport.


Earth Mother Market, 3-7 p.m., Stables Building, 1038 S. Fort Thomas Ave., “Certified Organic” or “Certified Naturally Grown” growers. Includes produce, eggs and meat, value added products, flowers and soap. Rain or shine. Family friendly. 859-5721225; Fort Thomas.


Play Art, 4 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.


Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 11 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas. Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. 859572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 10 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Free. Registration required. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.

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Bizarre and Beautiful Gallery, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. 859-261-7444; Newport. Free Kids Admission During Summer Family Hours, 4-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, $22. 859-261-7444; Newport.


Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Walkers to age 2. Free. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.


Live at the Levee, 6-9:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Soul Pocket. Summer concert series. 859291-0550. Newport.


The Taffetas, 8 p.m., Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 859572-5464; Highland Heights.

AUDITIONS Evil Dead: The Musical, 7 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Campy rock musical based on “Evil Dead” movies. Prepare 16 bars of rock or up tempo song. Cold readings from script. Production dates: Oct. 22-Nov. 6. Presented by Falcon Theater. 513-479-6783. Newport. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Become a confident, more effective speaker. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-652-3348; Highland Heights.



The Queen City Invitational Vintage Base Ball Festival returns to the Heritage Village at Sharon Woods Park Saturday, June 12, to show spectators how baseball was originally played, as a gentleman’s sport. The Cincinnati Red Stockings and Buckeyes will host the Queen City Invitational with teams coming from North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. The vintage baseball games will be played according to the 1869 rules. For $2 per person, guests can watch the games or for $5 for adults and $3 for children, guests can watch the games and go on a tour of the Heritage Village Museum’s 11 historic buildings. Tours and games will begin at 10 a.m., the last games are at 2:30 p.m. and the last tour will begin at 3:30 p.m. The location is 11450 Lebanon Pike, Sharonville, Ohio. Call 513-563-9484 or visit or Pictured are the Red Stockings.

Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Highland Heights, 3-6 p.m., Campbell County Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Parking lot. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-572-2600; Highland Heights.


The Taffetas, 8 p.m., Stauss Theatre, $55 two shows, $30; show only $15 available beginning April 15. Registration required. 859572-5464; Highland Heights.


Dave Matthews Band will make its annual stop at Riverbend Music Center on Tuesday, June 15, with special guest Robert Earl Keen. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $70 plus service charges. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


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Does God’s love always go easy on us?

The scriptures insist that God loves us. The problem is we’re confused about what love is and the ways it can be shown. To us, love is always pleasing, comforting and brings pleasant feelings. In love stories it’s always accompanied by violins, roses and dinners on the town. It’s understandable then, when we hear that God loves us, that we expect to live on Easy Street. Televangelists urge us to turn ourselves over to God. If we do, they imply, God will heal our illnesses, give us twice as much money as we donate, and take the rough times out of our lives. When this doesn’t happen we may think it means

God doesn’t hear, doesn’t care, doesn’t love. Cynicism a n d despair can nest Father Lou in our Guntzelman minds. S u p Perspectives pose a sculptor promised only good feelings to a block of marble as he brought forth a beautiful statue from within it. If he did promise that, he could never strike the first blow. The marble could legitimately complain that the sculptor was being untrue to his word. Parents have their young

son inoculated though he cries. They enroll their daughter in school though she’s homesick. Young children experience times they doubt their parents love because of unpleasant events they don’t understand. At times, good parents seem rough – but it’s for love’s sake. God does too. Love can be expressed in many ways. It can be playful, sacrificial, giving, formative, romantic, passionate and demanding. Recently we’ve coined the term “tough love.” It expresses unpleasant demands made on the one loved for their greater good – even though making the demands may pain the one making them. Real love is not known

only for stroking egos but for forming them. We accept bad-tasting medicine because we trust the love of the one who administers it. Why is it, then, when we look for signs of God’s love, we expect them to only be those things that make us comfortable? An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion for others; I prayed for a better-paying job, and instead he gave me appreciation for what I already have.” God’s love doesn’t always come in the language of human logic. In his autobiography,

Nikos Kazantzakis tells how as a young man he went to visit a famous monk: He found the old monk in a cave. He writes: “I did not know what to say… Finally I gathered up courage. ‘Do you still wrestle with the devil, Father Makarios?’ I asked him.” “Not any longer, my child. I have grown old now and he has grown old with me. He doesn’t have the strength… I wrestle with God.” “With God!’ I exclaimed in astonishment. And you hope to win?” “I hope to lose, my child.” Like a child lacking insight, we all wrestle with God at times about what is good for us and what is not.

We accuse God of dealing with us uncaringly because he allows us to sometimes be harshly treated by life and seems to do nothing to help us. Understandably, we think we know what’s good for us in our struggles. Sometimes we do. But only Perfect Love knows perfectly. Simone Weil says, “Isn’t the greatest possible disaster, when you are wresting with God, not to be beaten?” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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You’ll want to piccata this chicken for dinner to the blend of spices I had a fun used in Nashville’s spetime in cial rubs and sauces. Nashville last If any of you have a week presentfavorite southern rub or ing before the barbecue sauce that Herb Society of you’d like to share, that America. My would be awesome. I’ll topic was on some of my culinary herbs Rita share recipes in an upcoming of the Bible Heikenfeld column. and, thankfully, everyone Rita’s kitchen enjoyed it. Chicken piccata We ate our way through This is what I served to Nashville barbecue restauparticipants of a heart rants, too. Now I’m addicted

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pan with wine and add garlic. Cook until garlic is only slightly golden and liquid is nicely reduced. Add broth, lemon juice and capers. Return cutlets to pan and cook a minute or so on each side. Put back on platter. Stir in butter substitute and pour over cutlets. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley.

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Reader Annie Hoffman is a fine baker and shared this recipe. All called it “The Best rolled Sugar Cookie.” Anyone who has eaten those Lofthouse cookies that you buy will like having this clone to make at home. I haven’t yet tried it but intend to do so this week. For the readers who request this on an on-going basis. 1

baking powder, and salt which have been whisked together. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface 1⁄2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake six to eight minutes, the trick here is not to get them too brown, just until the edges seem to brown slightly. Cool, leave out overnight uncovered and then frost with butter cream, then add sprinkles. Now you cover them if there are any left! Ice as desired. **Annie just beats one egg in a cup and takes a third out of it.

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For the reader who wanted this old fashioned icing to top banana cake. 1 stick (1⁄2 cup) real butter 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 3-5 tablespoons milk. Melt butter over medium heat. Cook four to six minutes, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just begins to turn golden – it will get foamy and bubble. Remove from heat right away. Cool 15 minutes. Then beat in sugar, vanilla and enough milk to make frosting smooth. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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BUSINESS NOTES Marsh Inc. promotes 2

Marsh Inc., an independent design agency, has promoted Zesha Skop-Cummins, to Vice President, Client Services and Rhonda Bailey, to Service Leader. Skop-Cummins, will be

responsible for planning, implementing and leading creative strategy initiatives for clients such as Carl’s Jr., Heater Meals, Skyline Chili and Sherwin Williams. She will also assume responsibility for corporate projects in the area of client strategy,

development for Carl’s Jr. and CKE Restaurants. Previously, she was a Skop-Cummins Project Manager. She currently resides in Villa Hills, Kentucky.

branding, culture and innovation. She resides in Campbell County. Bailey will be responsible for project management and brand design implementation including resource planning, timeline, budget management and strategy

RELIGION NOTES Amazing Grace Lutheran Church will have its Vacation Bible School for children, ages 4-13, June 29-July 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The VBS will be themed as a Wild West adventure. Crafts, snacks and activities will reflect the Western theme. The program is free. For more information, contact the church by calling 859283-9009. Amazing Grace Lutheran Church is located at 7804 Pleasant Valley Road in Florence.


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Frankies Furry Friends Rescue Inc. in Alexandria want animal-lovers to meet Chief. Chief is very loving; but not so eager to trust humans immediately. He needs a family with patience and a gentle way to help him continue to gain confidence. Chief is gentle, obedient and eager to please. Tug-o-war and running with friends are a perfect way to see his potential. This sweet 2-year-old heeler mix is approximately 40 pounds. Chief is vaccinated, neutered, playful and healthy. He is ready for a wonderful family to adore. For more information about Chief or other animals visit

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The Burlington Baptist Church will have its Vacation Bible School for children, ages four through the seventh grade, June 14-18 from 6:30

p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration is available online at and by calling the church at 859-5866529. Burlington Baptist Church is located at 3031 Washington Street.

Hopeful Lutheran

Hopeful Lutheran Church in Florence is offering four summer camps in June and July. Each camp is a week long. The camps will take place June 14-18, June 21-25, July 12-16 and July 19-23. The camps are for ages 38 and are from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. For more information, call 859-647-1105. Hopeful Lutheran Church is located at 6430 Hopeful Church Road.

St. Joseph

The festival will feature live entertainment, booths, games, duck races, a sheltered picnic area and a raffle. For more information, call 859-635-2491. St. Joseph Church is located at 6833 Four Mile Road.

St. Joseph Church will host a two-day festival June 11-12. The festival will take place at 6 p.m. to midnight June 11 and from 4:30 p.m. to midnight June 12. Mr. Herb’s fish will be served June 11. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. June 12. Chicken and roast beef dinners will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 12.

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Milford graduate Ashton Wolf will be the featured performer at the Father’s Day Benefit Concert to benefit the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Wolf is an award-winning song-writer/composer. Ricky Nye, local and international boogie woogie/jazz piano man will open the show. The concert is at Greaves Concert Hall on the Northern Kentucky University campus. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for students age 19 to 24, $15 for children age 6 to 18. Order tickets online or purchase them at the door. Cash only will be accepted at the door. Pick up tickets at the box office in Greaves Concert Hall. Visit for more information.

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Leslie King Jr., 46, 323 East Seventh St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, giving officer false name or address at 6 North Crescent Ave., May 19. Matthew Brooks, 37, 1028 Lanette Drive, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 6 North Crescent Ave., May 19. Shawna Sturgeon, 34, 28 Highland Meadows Circle, warrant at I-471, May 22. Michael Torsell, 28, 91 West Villa Place Apt. 1, DUI, reckless driving at South Grand Ave. at South Fort Thomas Ave., May 22. Gregory Jackson, 36, 875 Lincoln Road, DUI, prescription drug not in proper container at Frederick’s Landing at Licking Pike, May 23. Kenneth Carroll, 45, 109 Beechwood Drive, second degree forgery at 130 North Fort Thomas Ave., May 24. Martin Caldwell, 34, 3 South Fort

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Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Reported at 107 Highland Ave., May 25.

Theft by unlawful taking

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Theft of property mislaid

Reported at 915 North Fort Thomas Ave., May 24.


Tylor Hazel, 19, 203 Walnut St., warrant at 2290 Alexandria Pike, May 26.

Frederick Brossart, 26, 67 Summer Hill, warrant at Renshaw and Crestwood, May 24. Andy Anderson, 43, 2709 Marshall Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 2611 Alexandria Pike, May 24. Jeremy Emig, 25, 144 Ridge Hill Drive, DUI at 2625 Alexandria Pike, May 22. Paige Lenzer, 20, 6385 Timberhill Court, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, prescription drug not in proper container at 2625 Alexandria Pike, May 23. Tommy Hill, 66, 50 Fox Chase Drive No. 2, DUI at 5 Retreat St., May 23. Rachel Martin, 25, 1737 Lindale Nichelville Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, third degree assault, third degree criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana at Alexandria Pike and Renshaw, May 22.

Robert Beiting

Robert J. Beiting, 86, Fort Thomas, died June 2, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was a member of St. Thomas Church and worked for the Ford Motor Company, Cincinnati, for 36 years as a production control supervisor. He was also a WWII Army Air Corps pilot who flew B-17 bombers. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Audrey Smith Beiting; daughters, Mary Goldschmidt of Fairfield and Amy Geisler of Fort Thomas; sons, Gary Beiting of Chicago, Ill., Jim and Jeff Beiting, both of Fort Thomas, Bob Beiting of Bellevue, half-brother, Jay Beiting of Elizabethtown; half-sisters, Connie Mumme and Carol Beiting, both of Fort Thomas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. MuehlenkampErschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Newport Central Catholic High School Building Fund, 13 Carothers Road, Newport, KY 41071, or St. Thomas Church Capitol Fund, 26 E. Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Danny Courtney

Danny Franklin Courtney, 62, Butler, died June 5, 2010, at his home. The U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran worked for the Sara Lee Corp. and attended the Summit Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Bettie Courtney of Butler; daughter,

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Debra Bowling, 53, 600 Sweetbriar Court 601, warrant at 2114 Monmouth St., May 21. Thomas Mixon, 33, 3826 Regal Ridge 2C, possession of marijuana at 3800 Canyon Court, May 18. Betty Jean Bole, 19, 120 Hidden Valley Drive 127, theft by unlawful taking at 1771 a Monmouth St., May 20.

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Circle Apt. 4, May 22.

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Reported at 2016 Highland Ridge, May 25. Reported at 786 Ravine Circle Apt. 2d, May 25. Reported at 3875 canyon Court Apt. 2a, May 24. Reported at 8 Bordeaux Drive, May 23. Reported at 2445 Alexandria Pike , May 22.

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with, all of Newport, Dorothy Searp of Butler, and Belinda Borcher of Cold Spring; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Persimmon Grove Cemetery. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227; or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 522 Cincinnati Mills Road, Suite C281, Cincinnati, OH 45240.

Walter Cylkouski

Walter Cylkouski, 81, Newport, died June 3, 2010, at his home. He was an insurance salesman for Western Southern, detective for the Newport Police Department and a World War II and Korean War veteran. Survivors include his fiancée, Edwina Heringer of Newport; two nieces and one nephew. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 452500301.

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Wilda Jean DeMoss, 71, Silver Grove, died May 31, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a machine operator with Disabled American Veterans in Cold Spring and member of the First Baptist Church of Silver Grove. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Raymond DeMoss; son, Carl DeMoss of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Sara DeMoss of Latonia; brother, Walter H. Dennis Jr. of Silver Grove; sisters, Marcheta Mort of Elwood, Ind., and Wilma Jane McDonald of Silver Grove. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Carthage.

Betty Ewing

Betty Ewing, 81, Newport, a homemaker, died June 4, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her husband, Robert Earl Ewing, died in 1993 and sons, Michael P. and Robert E. Ewing Jr. died previously. Survivors include her sons, Wesley and James G. Ewing of Newport; Henry L. Ewing of Port Richey, Fla.; daughters, Barbara Hendricks, Candace Garland, Constance Beck-

Viola Mary Lauer Geiger, 86, California, Ky., died June 4, 2010, at her daughter’s home in California. She was a homemaker, member of Women Who Care, Catholic Order of Foresters Court 1492 and Senior Group, all at Saints Peter & Paul Church California. Her husband, Joseph Geiger, died in 1994. Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Levo of Florence, Sister Pamela Geiger S.N.D. of Bellevue, Gail S. Brossart and Sheri Hartman of California; sons, Victor Geiger of Elsmere, Joseph E. Geiger of Cranston, R.I., Patrick Geiger of Melbourne, Gary L. Geiger of Cincinnati, Stanley J. and Jack Geiger of California; sisters, Helen Kremer of Melbourne, Jean Rawe of Seminole, Fla., Mary Jo Steffen and Jane Overberg of Alexandria; brother, Erwin Lauer of Fort Thomas; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, California. Memorials: Sts. Peter & Paul Building Fund, 2162 California Cross Roads, California, KY 41007.

Johann Hamen

Johann Hamen, 86, Southgate, died May 29, 2010, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was a cable splicer for Ackerman-Chacco Co. in Cincinnati and member of St. John United Church of Christ in Newport. His wife, Katharina Hamen, died previously. Survivors include his son, John Hamen of West Harrison, Ohio; daughters, Kathy Spaulding of Tay-

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Nancy Anastasia Bailey, 64, Pendleton County, died May 29, 2010, at Drake Center, Hartwell. She was a homemaker. Her parents, Louis and Liberty Jungberg, preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Paul Bailey of Fort Mitchell; three daughters, Maria Marmo of Cincinnati, Courtney Harler of Spokane, Wash., and Morgan Hoskins of Butler; a sister, Maria Bonilla of Alexandria; and eight grandchildren. Burial was at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Pendleton County. Memorials: St. Vincent DePaul, 518 Barkley St., Falmouth, KY 41040.



Thomas Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 3 South Fort Thomas Ave., May 24. Timothy Spaulding, 22, 67 Crowell Ave., first degree unlawful transaction with a minor, use of a minor in a sexual performance at 67 Crowell, May 25. Michael Leroy, 21, 132 A North Grand Ave. Apt. 4, warrant at 132 North Grand Ave. Apt. 4, May 26. Matthew Finfrock, 29, 57 Brentwood Apt. 2, DUI, fourth degree assault at 57 Brentwood Apt. 2, May 26. Alan Skadberg, 42, 2331 Seeger Ave., third degree criminal trespassing at 54 Bluegrass Ave., May 26. Steve Walters, 58, 401 Inverness Place, second degree disorderly conduct, third degree disorderly conduct at Glen Royal Apartments, May 26. Scott Patterson, 21, 3 Overview Court, DUI, careless driving at Memorial Parkway at North Fort Thomas Ave., May 27.

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From B7 lor Mill and Virginia Hamen of Cold Spring; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, Southgate. Memorials: St. John United Church of Christ, 415 Park Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

Kiana Jervis

Kiana Desiree Jervis, 12, Corinth, died June 2, 2010, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Corryville. She was a sixth-grade student at Grant County Middle School where she enjoyed being in plays and formerly played in the band. Survivors include her father, Frankie Cox; mother, Kameko Jervis; brother, Cody Cox; sister, Ciera Cox; grandparents, Ricky Crittendon and Donna Crittendon, all of Corinth and grandfather, Donald Stapleton of Newport. Memorials: The Kiana Jervis Memorial Fund, c/o Grant County Deposit Bank, 106 North Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097.

Rev. Charles Lewis

The Rev. Charles E. Lewis, 88, Erlanger, died June 3, 2010, at Laurel Heights Nursing Home, London, Ky. He was the former pastor of Elsmere Baptist Church in Elsmere, Ky., and Westside Baptist Church in Cincinnati. He worked for International Nickel Corp. in Huntington, W.Va., and was chaplain of the Erlanger Police Department, cofounder and co-owner of Huntington School of Beauty Culture, and a World War II Marine Corps veteran. His wife, Eva Mae Lewis, and son, Charlie Lewis, died previously. Survivors include his daughter,


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Sheri Wright of London, Ky.; son, William R. Lewis of Fort Thomas; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. Memorials to: Trooper Island Camp, Dale Hollow Lake State Park Road, Burkesville, KY 42717; or First Baptist Church Bus Fund, 804 West 5th Street, London, KY 40741-1605.

JoAnn Little

JoAnn Francis Kroth Little, 77, Newport, died May 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was the director of Knopf Senior Citizens Center in Fontana, Calif. Her husband, Richard E. Little, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Larry C. Little Sr., Robert G. Porter and Richard E. Little II; daughter, Deborah Taylor; brother, Robert Kroth Jr.; 21 grandchildren; and many greatgrandchildren Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

Leon Marshall

Leon Marshall, 53, Covington, died June 1, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a cement mixer for Prestress Services in Melbourne. Survivors include his sons, Leon Marshall of Fort Mitchell, Sean Marshall of Newport and Isiah Marshall of Cincinnati; daughters, Monica Marshall and Nikki Daniels, both of Cincinnati; brothers, John and Norbert Marshall, Terrence Bowman and Arthur Tarpley, all of Covington, William Marshall of Erlanger, Virgil Bowman and Johnnie Tarpley, both of Cincinnati; sisters, Theresa Nutt of Erlanger, Wanda Bowman of Wilder and Angie Marshall of Cincinnati.

Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Springdale, Ohio. Jones, Simpson and Gee Funeral Home in Covington handled the arrangements.

Evelyn McCrann

Evelyn Virginia McCrann, 95, Alexandria, died May 29, 2010, at River Valley Nursing Home in Butler. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Thomas McCrann, preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Larry McCrann of Alexandria; two daughters, Linda Caldwell of Alexandria and Jo Ellen Wolfford of Fort Wright; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Sharon Mincey

Sharon L. Mincey, 65, Newport, a homemaker, died June 2, 2010, at Norton Hospital, Louisville. Survivors include her sons, Thomas Mincey of Bromley and Bill Mincey of Newport; daughters, Melissa Johnson of Ludlow and Tanya Mincey of Newport; brother, Butch Mayer of Cold Spring; sisters, Patricia Ooten of Elmwood and Karen Mayer of Price Hill; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Michael Murphy

Michael S. Murphy, 63, of Cincinnati, formerly of Bellevue, died May 30, 2010, at New England Club Retirement Home. He was a director of total quality management with Mercy Franciscan Hospitals, and a Vietnam War Army

veteran who was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his service. Survivors include his wife, Margene Trimbur Murphy of Cincinnati; daughters, Theresa Menke of Batavia and Mary Ellen Ricketts of Loveland; son, Eric Steven Murphy of Destin, Fla.; mother, Dorothy “Dot” Murphy; sisters, Linda Krebs of Alexandria and Sheila Murphy of Bellevue; brothers, Vincent “Butch” Murphy of Ruskin, Fla., and Gregg Murphy of Bellevue; and six grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, Agent Orange Fund, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Richard Neltner

Richard J. Neltner, 81, Fort Thomas, died May 31, 2010, in Fort Thomas. He was a real estate salesman with Ken Warden Realty Co. and West Shell Realty Co., car salesman for Escue Pontiac; and member of St. Thomas Church in Fort Thomas. His wife, Mary Dell Kammer Neltner, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Diane Neltner of Southgate and Lynne Stone of Cincinnati; sons, Richard Neltner of Fort Thomas and David Neltner of Cincinnati; sisters, Helen Jones of Fort Thomas and Dorothy Rizzo of Fort Thomas; and brother, Harold Neltner of Cincinnati. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Thomas Parish, 26 East Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Edward Oeltman

Edward Oeltman, 87, of Berea, formerly of Bellevue, died Jan. 24, 2010, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.

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Kitty Pritchard

Kitty Pritchard, 75, Fort Thomas, died May 30, 2010, at Indianspring of Oakley. She taught music for 30 years at A.D. Owens Elementary in Newport and taught at Colerain High School. She was the owner of Melody Manor Grooming Salon in Newport, received her doctorate in psychology from the University of Cincinnati, and was a member of Sigma Iota Sorority at the College Conservatory of Music at UC. Survivors include her husband, David M. Pritchard; sons, Chip Pritchard of Independence and Lee Allan Pritchard of Newport; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-3903.

Shirley Pritchard

Shirley R. Pritchard, 81, Crestview, died May 29, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a nurse with Speers Hospital in Dayton, member of Campbell County and the state of Kentucky PTA and taught Arthritic Aquatic classes for 17 years at the Campbell County YMCA in Fort Thomas. Her daughter, Terri Herald, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Pritchard; daughters, Amy Reed of Westerville, Ohio, Sandy Sorrels of Suwanee, Ga. and Tammy Meyers of Hebron; son, Larry Pritchard of Fairport, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Harry Rumble III

Harry “Skip” H. Rumble III, 64, Florence, died May 30, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He worked for 39 years with ThyssenKrupp Elevator, formerly Dover Elevator, retiring as the vice president for human resources. He was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran and former president of the Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Trusty Rumble; daughters, Allison Rumble of Newport, Shannon Derenge of Fairfax, Va., and Millinda Fowles of Lexington; stepson, Dr. Nathan Bates of Jacksonville, Fla., stepdaughters, Julia Green of Louisville, Dr. Ronda Garcia and Elizabeth Bates, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother, Lucille D.

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Women’s Outpost meeting at the Peace Bell People are beginning to notice unusual happenings at the Peace Bell in Newport Mondays in June and July. The draw? Women speaking to women, sharing their hearts and lives for six Mondays each summer. Northern Kentucky Outpost

Ministry, now in its seventh year, was started by a group of women, primarily from Campbell County, with a desire to offer hope to women in Northern Kentucky and particularly in Newport. The Cincinnati Women’s

Outpost has offered encouragement and support in establishing the Outpost in Kentucky. The group has no ties to a particular church or denomination. There is time for coffee and getting acquainted dur-

ing the first 15 minutes. After songs by a soloist and a scripture reading, a guest speaker talks about some aspect of her life that’s of interest to women. The World Peace Bell at 425 York St. in Newport, is the location for the meet-

ings. On June 21, July 12, and July 26, Outpost will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meetings June 14, June 28, and July 19 will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Parking is available in the lot across from the Syndicate Restaurant. Greeters

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She was a study hall supervisor with Dayton Public Schools, member First Baptist Church of Newport, Northern Kentucky Daughters of the American Revolution, Marietta, Ga. Kiwanis Club, volunteer for St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas and Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington. Her husband, George “Jiggs”

Worthington, died previously. Survivors include her son, Craig Worthington of Edgewood; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Ronald McDonald House, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

DEATHS From B8 Rumble of Florence; brother, Clinton Rumble of Beijing, China; and nine grandchildren. Private memorial service will be later at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Attn. Director of Annual Giving, P.O. Box 016960 (R48), Miami, FL 33101.

Mary Scalf

Mary Anne Scalf, 78, Edgewood, died May 31, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. She was a Realtor and owner with Town & Country Real Estate. Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Berger of Newport; son, Kevin Scalf of High Point, N.C. and five grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Mary Schreiber

Mary Barbara Schreiber, 45, Fort Thomas, died June 2, 2010, at her home. She was a flight attendant for American Airlines. Survivors include her daughters, Elizabeth Dainczyk of Independence and Allyson Dainczyk of Elsmere; sons, Jacob and Charles Schreiber, both of Wilder; father, Raymond

Boughner of Fort Thomas and brothers, Charles Boughner of Liberty Township, Ohio and David Boughner of Rochester, Minn. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Marvin Stampe

Marvin M. Stampe, 104, Fort Thomas, died May 27, 2010, at St. Margaret Hall, Cincinnati. He was an accountant and shipper with Swift Meat Co. and a World War II Army veteran. His wife, Anne C. Stampe, died previously. Survivors include his son, Melvin Stampe of Cincinnati; daughter, Kathleen Popham of Kodak, Tenn., and two grandchildren. Burial was in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Cincinnati. Memorials: Freestore Foodbank Inc., 112 E. Liberty St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-6594; or American Red Cross, 720 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan T. Stevenson, 26, of Maumee, Ohio, formerly of Independence, died May 30, 2010, at University Hospital in Louisville. He was a sales representative for Haas, Inc. and played baseball at Bluefield State College in West Virginia, at Eastern Kentucky University and softball with the Good Guys softball team. Survivors include his parents, Robert and Juanita Stevenson of

Independence; brothers, Michael Stevenson of Butler and Mark Stevenson of Alexandria. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home is handled the arrangements. Memorials: The Bryan Stevenson Family Fund, c/o any Bank of Kentucky.

Leroy ‘Mark’ Strickley

Leroy “Mark” Strickley, 50, Dayton, died May 29, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was an ink mill operator for Superior Printing Inks in Cincinnati. Survivors include his daughter, Heather Schultz of Alexandria; companion, Doris Burchfield of Dayton; sisters, Mary Tussing of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ruth Lenz and Karen Strickley, both of Dayton; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Ind. Memorials: In Memory of Leroy “Mark” Strickley, c/o Bank of Kentucky, 118 Sixth Ave., Dayton, KY 41074.

Edith Waite

Edith D. “Edie” Waite, 83, Ludlow, died June 4, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked for the Colonnade Restaurant in Cincinnati, French Bauer Dairy in Newport, and was a member of Community of Faith Presbyterian Church and Ludlow Christian Church until it closed.

Her sister, Margaret Birch Meyer of Ludlow, survives. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: C.L.A.S.P. (Campus Ludlow Afterschool Program), P.O. 16273, Ludlow, KY 41016.

Vera Wilz

Vera Rose Wilz, 90, Bellevue, died May 31, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. She was a homemaker, member of the Seniors Club of Northern Kentucky and Brighton Center Seniors in Newport. Her husband, Albert Wilz, died in 1994. Survivors include her sons, Robert Wilz of Bellevue and David Wilz of Southgate; daughters, Darlene Starns of Newport and Carol Wilz of Covington; sister, Betty Steele of Alexandria; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Bellevue, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Ruth Worthington

Ruth N. Worthington, 87, Southgate, died June 1, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas.



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