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Nonprofits partner to offer services

By Jason Brubaker

Open House

When Rising Star Studios and New Perceptions began discussing joining forces earlier this year, finances seemed to be the driving force … at least at first. “The more we were talking, the more we realized how similar our missions were and how much we could help each other,” said Betty Bernard, the executive director of New Perception. “It just seemed like a great match all the way around.” That match has become reality, as the two non-profit organizations officially joined forces on July 1, with Rising Star moving into the New Perceptions building in Edgewood. Rising Star, which was started about five years ago to serve children with autism spectrum disorders, was previously located in Covington near Mainstrasse Village. “With the economy being so tough, a lot of non-profits were having a hard time,” said Brenda Zechmeister, the coordinator of Rising Star. “We were just looking for a way to join with someone else to help improve our programs, and this was an opportunity that worked out for both sides.” Bernard said New Perceptions, which serves children and adults

Rising Star Studios and New Perceptions will hold an open house on Sept. 8 to show off their new classrooms and talk more about their partnership. The open house will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the New Perceptions facility, located at 1 Sperti Drive in Edgewood. For more information, call 344-9322 or visit


Brenda Zechmeister of Rising Star Studios (left) and Betty Bernard, the executive director of New Perceptions, chat in Bernard’s office on August 16. The two non-profit organizations joined forces this summer, and Rising Star Studios will begin holding classes at New Perceptions in September. with developmental disabilities, was happy to welcome Rising Star into their facility, because it will allow them to offer additional programs to their clients as well. Rising Star provides a number of classes and programs for their clients, including drawing, painting, movement, and life skills, all of which can be utilized by the clients at New Perceptions, too. New Perceptions, which was started in 1952, serves close to 700 clients, and has become wellknown in the area for therapy and educational programs.

“We both are looking to maximize the potential of each individual client, so we’re very similar in our goals,” said Bernard. “I don’t think there’s any question we’re both going to benefit from this.” Since the partnership became official, Zechmeister said she’s been busy getting everything organized at New Perceptions, where the larger facility will allow them to tailor their programs more to the clients’ needs. Many of the instructors for the fall course are lined up, and she’s also working at setting up future

courses, including music therapy and computers. The fall classes, which will start on Sept. 13, will be jewelrymaking, drawing and painting, clay building and mosaics and independent living. All of the courses last six weeks, and class sizes are kept small to allow for more individualized instruction. Rising Star and New Perceptions have also scheduled an open house on Sept. 8 to show off the new classrooms and explain more about the program and the partnership. “We’re just really excited about what this means, not only for us, but for our clients,” said Zechmeister. “This opens up a lot of doors for both of us, and we think we’ve got a bright future together.” For more information, visit

Jansing to take over leadership in 2011 By Regan Coomer

The Readers’ Choice Awards

Readers of The Community Recorder have voted for their favorite businesses in more than 100 categories! The results are in and The Community Press is proud to report the 2010 Readers’ Choice Award winners. See the complete list of winners in the special section in this week’s newspaper.

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Lakeside Park’s Katherine Terwort will not run for re-election this year after serving as mayor since 2006. Terwort was first elected to council in 2000. “It’s bittersweet,” she said of her decision not to run for re-election. “I’ve learned a lot about how city government works, gotten to know many residents and enjoyed a nice working relationship with local officials.” Taking Terwort’s place will be current Council Member David Jansing, who is running unop-

posed for mayor. Terwort, the sales vice president for Sibcy Cline Realtors, said it was time to focus more on her career and loved ones. Terwort “I just have some other things I want to pursue,” she said. Terwort is proud to leave Lakeside Park in a good financial position, saying “We’ve continued to provide excellent city services with a minimum tax increase the last four years.”

Other memorable events of Terwort’s term include turning the city’s storm sewer system over to Sanitation District No. 1 and making council chambers handicapaccessible, she said. One of Terwort’s regrets now that she approaches the end of her term is that she hasn’t seen any development happen in the Five Mile Village, a subdivision development, behind Barleycorn’s. Terwort hopes building will happen there once the economy picks back up. In the meantime, Terwort knows she will be leaving the city in good hands.

“I was born and raised in Lakeside Park. I’ve spent 39 years on the volunteer fire department in Fort Mitchell and I just like to get involved in public service and give back in any way that I can,” Jansing said. Since he began serving on council in 2004, Jansing has focused on improving public works and creating a street-maintenance plan for Lakeside Park. “I want to keep the infrastructure going and want to be able to communicate with the residents. I want to keep the city the beautiful place that I grew up in – that’s my whole intention,” he said.

Villa Hills prepares for more road work By Jason Brubaker

A tough economy can still lead to some good news. Villa Hills councilman Greg Kilburn announced that because the bids to do road overlays came in well under what was expected, the city has been able to add additional projects to this year’s budget. The city had originally budgeted $217,000 for overlay work this year, based on an estimate by city






engineer Dave Whitacre. However, Bluegrass Paving submitted a bid of $149,247, which gave the city close to $68,000 in savings that will allow them to get more work done. “It’s obviously good news when something like this happens,” said Kilburn, the chairman of the public works committee. Mayor Mike Sadouskas agreed, and said that as long as the economy is struggling, he expects the city to continue to take advantage



of competitive pricing from asphalt and paving companies. “This was a great opportunity to get some more work done that we need, and to do it a little ahead of our schedule is great,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to continue to do this in future years.” With the savings, Kilburn said the city would now be able to do asphalt overlays on 700 feet of Heather Court, 665 feet of Valley Trails, 125 feet of Boulder Court, 355 feet of Timberknoll and all of

Hacienda’s Court, East Laguna and West Laguna. They’ll also be able to grout underground voids on Rollingwood, Deerfield and Carpenter’s Trace. He said the work is expected to start soon. “This will make for an even busier summer, but it’s also good that we’re going to get this all done,” said Sadouskas. For more information about the projects, contact the city at 3411515.

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Villa Hills mayoral race to be interesting By Jason Brubaker

Former Villa Hills councilman Mike Martin will square off with incumbent Mike Sadouskas for the mayor’s seat this fall in what promises to be an intense race. Martin served two terms on city council beginning in 2005, while Sadouskas has been mayor since being appointed in 2001 to fill the unexpired term of Steve Clark. While roads and city finances will be among the topics debated by both candidates leading up to the election, adding further juice to the race is the fact that Martin is currently involved in a lawsuit against the city, claiming he was wrongfully arrested in 2007. The suit stemmed from Martin’s arrest by the Villa Hills Police Department in December of that year on

Former Villa Hills councilman Mike Martin will square off with incumbent Mike Sadouskas for the mayor’s seat. charges of forgery, which were eventually dismissed by the Kenton District Court in February 2008. The suit was dismissed, but Martin has since filed an appeal, which is ongoing. “I think that’s definitely something the voters need to consider,” said Sadouskas. “To me, having a guy running for mayor who is also suing the city is problematic.” Martin didn’t comment on the lawsuit, but said he simply thinks it’s time for a change in the city’s leadership. “I believe it’s time to get some fresh leadership in there,” he said. “I think we

need to work on the city’s finances, and I think I can lead the city in the direction it needs to go.” Martin said his biggest focus if elected will be funding more road repairs, which he said he plans to do by cutting costs elsewhere in the city budget. Although the city raised their vehicle sticker tax in 2007 to generate an estimated $230,000 in additional revenue for road repairs, Martin said he’d like to find a way to spend more. “Our city engineer told us we need to be spending in the neighborhood of $600,000 - $700,000 each year on roads, so we’re not there yet,” he said. “Now, we won’t be able to make up that entire gap right now, but I do think the money is in the budget somewhere to allow us to spend more than we are now.” Sadouskas, who had pre-

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viously remained non-committal on whether he was going to run again, ultimately said he wanted to continue the positive momentum of the city. “We have the secondlowest tax burden in the area, we spend less money per resident than any other city in the area and our roads are getting fixed,” he said. “We’re on the right track as a city, and I just want to keep that going into the future.” Both candidates admitted that the race will probably be intense, given the circumstances, but said they plan to focus most of their energy on the issues. “I think it’s OK to disagree, but there should always be a level of respect,” said Martin. Sadouskas said he’s OK leaving the final decision up to the voters. “It’ll be up to them to decide what kind of leadership they think is best for the city,” he said. The race for the six council seats in Villa Hills will include incumbents George Bruns, Greg Kilburn, Mike Pope, Tim Sogar, Scott Ringo and Steve Ruebusch, as well as challengers James Noll and Sean Payne. The election will be Nov. 2.

The Fort Mitchell city council will hold a public hearing and special meeting on August 23 to hear discussion on the tax rates for this year. The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, with the special meeting immediately following the conclusion of the hearing. The meeting will allow for a first reading of the ordinance that sets the tax rate decided upon by the council. There will also be a special meeting on August 24 at 6 p.m. to have a second reading and vote on the tax rate ordinance. All of the meetings are open to the public, and will be held at the city building, located at 2355 Dixie Highway. For more information, contact the city at 331-1212.

Local residents selected for board

Four Kenton County residents are among the latest appointees by Governor Steve Beshear to represent the area on various state boards and commission. Villa Hills resident Franklin S. Kling Jr. and Burr Travis of Fort Mitchell will serve on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for terms that expires on July 1, 2013. Edgewood resident Jim Litmer was chosen to serve on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Committee for a term that expires on Nov. 15, 2012, while fellow Edge-

wood resident Debbie Robke will serve on the Motor Vehicle Commission for a term that expires July 1, 2013. For more information about the boarda and commissions, visit

Battery Hooper Days schedule

Here’s the schedule for the sixth Annual Battery Hooper Days in Fort Wright.

Saturday, Aug. 21

Noon – opening ceremony, flag raising, cannon firing (5th Ohio) 1 p.m. – Abe Lincoln speech 1:40 p.m. – Stephen Foster music 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. – Honey Hill Petting Zoo 2 p.m. – Cannon firing by 5th Ohio Light Artillery 2:30 p.m. – General Lew Wallace 3 p.m. – Archaeology presentation by Jeannine Kreinbrink 3:30 p.m. – General Horatio Wright 4 p.m. – Cannon firing by 5th Ohio Light Artillery 4:15 p.m. – Military Court Martial by Confederates 5 p.m. – Abe Lincoln speech 6 p.m. – Cannon firing by 5th Ohio Light Artillery and closing ceremony

Sunday, Aug. 22

Noon – Flag raising ceremony 1 p.m. – Cannon firing by 5th Ohio Light Artillery 1:30 p.m. – Ladies Living History Fashion Show 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. – Honey Hill Petting Zoo 2:40 p.m. – Abe Lincoln speech 3 p.m. – Cannon firing by 5th Ohio Light Artillery 3:20 p.m. – General Horatio Wright 3:45 p.m. – General Lew Wallace 4:30 p.m. – Abe Lincoln speech - Gettysburg Address 5 p.m. – Closing ceremony

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Finances at the center of Park Hills election By Regan Coomer

Councilman Don Catchen will oppose 12-year incumbent Michael Hellmann for the office of mayor this November. Catchen, who served one term prior to the term he’s currently serving on council, said the city will be in “deep trouble” if changes aren’t made. If elected, Catchen says he will get rid of unneeded taxes, reduce the number of police cruisers and eliminate the assistant city clerk position. “The city has got to be run as a business. You can’t spend more than you’re taking in or you’ll go bankrupt. You stay within your means and you give the citizens police and fire protection and you run the city as a business,” he said. Catchen said Hellmann won’t make “tough decisions” when it comes to budget cuts. “The citizens of Park Hills are fed up with the way the city has been run. They want a change,” he

said. Excepting the last two years, council has taken the compensating rate plus 4 percent in property taxes for the past 9 years, Catchen said. “The spending just keeps on spending and taxes had to be raised to keep up with it,” he said. Catchen’s lawsuit against the city is still pending. Kenton County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Bartlett is currently considering the legality of the city purchasing 1530 Dixie Highway. “They bought that property illegally,” Catchen said. “They had no money and never put any in the budget for the purchase.” If re-elected, Hellmann hopes to continue initiatives of the Dixie Highway Small Area Study as well as purchasing and improving dilapidated properties on Amsterdam Road. Hellmann disagrees with Catchen’s view of the city’s finances, though he said Park Hills isn’t on “easy street.” “Prior to two years ago we were in good shape,” he

Councilman Don Catchen will oppose 12-year incumbent Michael Hellmann. said, explaining the cost of repaying a mistaken payment from municipal insurance depleted city reserves while Catchen’s lawsuit has cost the city in legal fees. “Why spend $20,000 on a lawsuit that hasn’t changed anything?” he asked. “We can’t pay off the property and we can’t get a loan because of the suit. We’re now paying 8 percent interest (on 1530 Dixie Highway) instead of 4 percent.” Hellmann said the city is not overspending; instead, the budget overestimates expenses and underestimates revenue, which resulted in an about $20,000 difference between expenses and revenues in Fiscal Year 2009-2010. As to Catchen’s proposed cuts, Hellmann said both clerks are necessary to keep the city running smoothly while the feasibility of reducing police cruisers could cost more money in the long run due to the quicker wear and tear of less vehicles used more often. “It’s short-sighted thinking,” Hellmann said.

August 19, 2010

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Ft. Mitchell tweaking new ordinance By Jason Brubaker

The Fort Mitchell city council made some slight adjustments to a proposed ordinance to strengthen the city’s policies on chronic violators of their nuisance rules. Councilman Chris Wiest introduced an ordinance at the July 19 council meeting that elevated fines and called for harsher penalties for property owners and businesses that habitually violate the city’s nuisance laws, including criminal acts such as burglary or criminal mischief, as well as property maintenance issues, such as overgrown grass or damaged windows. At the August 2 meeting, Wiest said the few changes he made to the ordinance alleviated wh he felt might be an aunfair burden on residential landlords in the city. “We have good working relationships with a lot of the landlords here, but they may not always know right away if they have a problem tenant,” said Wiest. “So I wanted to give a little more leeway to allow these landlords to become aware of the problems and

deal with them before the city gets involved.” Wiest also said he added a “good cause” clause in the revised ordinance as an extra layer of protection for residents who may just be the victim of unlucky circumstances. “The way it was written, if someone had their home broken into three times over a three-month period, they would technically have been a chronic violator, even though they were the victim all three times,” he explained. “But now there’s a way to provide some protection for people who are trying to do the right thing and may just have had some bad luck.” However, at least one resident disagreed with the new ordinance, saying that the penalties were too harsh and there should be a clearer distinction between problems on residential property and commercial property. “I think it’s unfair to lump together a hotel that’s getting all kinds of fire calls and police calls, and a house that isn’t using any of those services but may have tall grass,” said Chris Smith.

“I think we really need to clarify the difference between a crime-ridden nuisance and something that may just be an eyesore to some people.” Smith also said that the increased penalties, which could include jail time or fines as high as $10,000 for repeated offenses, were unfair. “This should be looked at from the perspective of a city based on people helping people to do the right thing, and not just walking around slapping fines on people,” he said. “I just think this is going too far.” Following the first reading of the revised ordinance, the council had very limited discussion about it, and city attorney Rob Ziegler said he would planned to have the ordinance reviewed by the Kentucky League of Cities to get feedback and/or suggestions. The city has canceled their next regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 16, so a second reading and potential vote on the ordinance is expected at the Sept. 6 meeting. For more information, contact the city at 3311212.

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Ky. 17 honors Kenton man Group endorses smoking ban By Regan Coomer

“It’s just a great day,” said Charlie Lee Meyers with a smile as he gazed at the crowd of friends and family at Pioneer Park celebrating the naming of a portion of Ky. 17 in his honor July 30. Park Hills resident Meyers, 73, is the former chief district engineer of the Kentucky Transportation District 6, where he worked more than 30 years in different capacities. He started out as the assistant resident engineer in 1964 before moving up to chief engineer in 1999. Ky. 17 will be known as the Charles Lee Meyers Highway from I-275 to the intersection of Ky. 16, an honor that left Meyers, now an engineer for Kenton County, “dumbfounded.” “I never ever in my wildest dreams thought this would happen,” Meyers said after the ceremony,

which included speakers Sen. Jack Westwood, Chief District Engineer Rob Hans, former Chief District Engineer Joe Kearnes, former District 6 Transportation Secretary James C. Codell III, Tony Saliba, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Dayton (Meyers’ alma mater) and Judi Gerding, president of The Point, an organization Meyers helped found. Meyers’ daughter, Annie Wuestefeld, asked District 6 officials more than a year ago to name Ky. 17 after her father, because that was his last project. Meyers’ family told him the news the week before Father’s Day. “He was speechless for a while. He’s a modest man, he’d never dream of asking for anything like that,” she said. Hans called Meyers “instrumental” in the planning and construction necessary for widening and

realignment of Ky. 17 while Westwood praised Meyers, saying “Northern Kentucky has the best and safest highways as a result of his leadership.” Gerding praised Meyers for his 38 years of support of The Point, which provides educational, residential, social and vocational opportunities for people with special needs. “I’m sure he’ll be with us a lot longer than the highway department,” she laughed. Codell shared “Meyersisms,” words of wisdom Meyers has shared over the years, including “If you want it done right, do it right the first time” and “If you do the right thing and tell the truth, you’ll sleep well at night.” Before Meyers left the stage to a standing ovation from the crowd, he thanked them for coming, asking, “How do I begin to say thank you for a day like this?”

By Paul McKibben

Northern Kentucky Action, a pro-smoking ban group, has endorsed a draft of a proposed Northern Kentucky smoking ordinance. “The coalition is pleased with the comprehensive nature of the proposed ordinance and would be in support of this ordinance, should it be the draft that is eventually considered by the Northern Kentucky fiscal courts,” the group said in a statement released Aug. 11. The Boone County Fiscal Court announced on July 30 that it was withdrawing from talks with Campbell and Kenton counties on the regional ban. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery and Kenton County Judgeexecutive Ralph Drees indicated last month that they each had three of four votes on their respective fiscal

courts to pass a ban. The April 29 draft, obtained by The Enquirer and posted on, includes these provisions: • Prohibits smoking in public buildings and places of employment • Residences are exempted but the exception doesn’t apply when the residence is used as a licensed child care, adult day care or health care facility • Private clubs but the exception doesn’t apply when the private club is used for a function when the general public is invited • Bans smoking within a reasonable distance from an outside entrance to a public building • Persons who smoke in an area where smoking is banned and who refuse to stop smoking will be asked to leave and could be prosecuted for criminal trespass if they don’t leave. The Northern Kentucky Independent District Health

Department would enforce the ban. Violators would face fines ($100 for the first offense, $250 for the second offense within a year and $500 for subsequent offenses within in a year). Northern Kentucky Action said it continues to advocate for a comprehensive ordinance that protects workers and citizens in Northern Kentucky. The organization includes the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, the health department, the Kentucky Center for SmokeFree Policy, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Northern Kentucky Clean Indoor Air Collaborative, Kenton County Alliance and citizens. Supporters of the ban point to the health risks associated with inhaling secondhand smoke. Opponents have argued that businesses should have the right to allow smoking.

Kenton County to hold Jail House Rocks grand opening shindig By Regan Coomer

Kenton County’s newest jailhouse will have a chance to rock before officially

opening its doors this fall. The Kenton County Fiscal Court is hosting Jail House Rocks, a detention center grand opening celebration, from 7 p.m. to 11

p.m. Friday Sept. 17. Attendees will get a chance to be “processed” into the jail, get a mug shot taken and take a behindthe-scenes tour of the state-

of-the-art $41-million detention center. Drees and event organizers are still brainstorming activity ideas - one involves visitors getting a breatha-

lyzer test on the way out. “It’ll be fun, I’m sure,” said Judge-executive Ralph Drees, who also called the night “educational” for giving people the chance to

learn how a jail really works. Dress will be business casual for the event, which will also feature a gambling Monte Carlo room, a buffet, dessert and a cash bar. A ticket price has not been set, but Drees said admission will be about $170 a ticket. Drees, who hopes to raise $50,000 at Jail House Rocks, plans to use the proceeds to begin a Women’s Chemical Dependency Treatment Center in the Kenton County Jail. The center would treat Kenton inmates and possibly female inmates from other county jails. A portion of proceeds could also be donated to social service organizations such as The Brighton Center or The Talbert House. Between now and the event night, the county is soliciting donations from companies and individuals to help stage Jail House Rocks. A number of local businesses have already contributed to the event, Drees said. For information about donating to the event, call George or July Thelen at 859-341-6713.

Jail update

While Kenton County officials plan the grand opening of the Kenton County Detention Center, the construction project itself is moving along in a timely and efficient fashion. Ivan Frye, who oversees jail construction on behalf of Drees, said the project is nearing completion and onschedule. Between now and the late October/early November opening day, the detention center will be cleaned up and inspected by the project architect and engineer as well as a fire marshall and a representation of the state Department of Corrections. “The keys” to the jail will be turned over Oct. 19, when Turner Construction’s contract ends, Frye said. Current work at the site includes bunk, smoke detectors and control systems installation as well as work needed to install and electrify doors. CE-0000413546


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Kentucky’s first lady visits Beechgrove By Regan Coomer

First Lady Jane Beshear wants students to be covered against the unexpected. Beshear visited Beech-

grove Elementary’s backto-school event promote The Kentucky Children’s Insurance Health Insurance Program (KCHIP), which provides free or low-cost health insurance for children.

“The program is for children under the age of 19 who do not have health insurance and whose family income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty level,” Beshear explained. While KCHIP is not a new program, the number of participants was low until the Beshear administration focused on bettering enrollment in 2008, Beshear said. “The numbers were not there, but there’s been a considerable effort to eliminate the barriers to make sure parents know what the program is,” she said. One of those barriers


Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear stopped by Beechgrove Elementary’s back-toschool event Wednesday Aug. 11 to promote The Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP), which provides free or low-cost health insurance for children. Beshear and Beechgrove Elementary Principal Debbie Howard stop for a chat at the Beechgrove Pride booth.



was the $20 monthly fee to participate. Recently, the general assembly approved suspending the fee effective July 1. Outreach and a simplified application process have also improved numbers, Beshear said. Currently, there are close to 60,000 children enrolled in KCIP. Beshear believes lack of health insurance can lead to frequent school absenteeism due to illness. With enough absences, the child is so far behind it’s hard to catch up, she said. “If we give children the

opportunity to visit the doctor and learn about health, there will be less absenteeism and they won’t get left behind in the classroom,” Beshear said. Kenton County Board of Education President Karen Collins, who was present at event, said the program is for working parents who may not have insurance. “Now they have the opportunity of applying for what the state provides and getting your child very good benefits,” she said. For information about KCHIP or to apply for coverage, visit


First Lady Jane Beshear spoke about The Kentucky Children’s Heath Insurance Program over the intercom at Beechgrove Elementary Aug. 11. Parents can apply for the program and provide health insurance to their children almost cost-free, Beshear said.


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Piner Elementary has new principal

By Regan Coomer

Piner Elementary’s new principal is ready to join the tight-knit Morning View community. “I was raised in a small town and I’ve always loved rural areas,” said Principal Christi Jefferds. “The appeal of a smaller school is that you really get to know everyone; the teachers, students and their families and you develop a real, personal relationship with them.” Jefferds, who has spent the last 11 years in Kenton County schools, was Summit View Elementary’s assistant principal and interim principal. “I really enjoyed that mentorship role and helping other teachers to improve their skills,” she said. “I love children, but every year I was only impacting 25 children because they were in my class. This is my chance to impact many, many students.” Piner’s new principal wants the school to continue getting the community involved and making sure every single student is successful. Jefferds wants to continue the “momentum” of what Piner has accomplished in recent years. “This school has made so many positive gains in the last few years with test scores and community involvement. I want to continue that,” she said. Jefferds is also looking forward to working with Assistant Principal Kim Carnes. “We’re going to be a great


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Former Summit View Elementary Assistant Principal Christi Jefferds will take over as the new principal of Piner Elementary this school year. Jefferds has spent the last 11 years at Kenton County schools, starting out as a firstgrade teacher at Kenton Elementary. team. I am happy to be here and I love the school already,” she said. Superintendent Tim Hanner is confident Jefferds will continue community-school involvement. “She understands the power of home and school working together to achieve high levels,” he said, calling Jefferds a “dynamic educator.” Former Piner Elementary Principal Jo Craven is now the principal of North Point Elementary in Boone County. Craven served as principal at Piner for 11 years.

The Beechwood High School varsity cheerleading squad celebrates being Camp Champs at UCA camp at Miami University. From the left of the opening, clockwise, are Alexis Brewer, Alexis Hunter, Kelsey Middleton, Alex Cruey, Hunter Thomas, Alexis Springelmeyer, Morgan Cozatchy, Devan Miller, Hannah Trendler, Ally Halpin, Emily Pandilidis, Emma Davies, Alex Lewin, Lauren Miller and Hayley Mahorney.

St. Joseph students learn leadership skills Twenty-six eighth-graders came together Aug. 2 in Crescent Springs to participate in St. Joseph School’s first Leadership Day. This day, designed by eighthgrade teacher Becky Downs, was created to foster leadership and teamwork skills in eighth-grade students. During the school year, the participants are encouraged to use the skills they worked on to promote unity within their class and among the entire student body, as well as become students leaders who can advocate for the needs of all St. Joseph students. The three-hour workshop was divided into two sessions.

During the first session, students watched the “fish” video. This video espouses the philosophy of the Seattle Fish Market workers. The video challenged the students to be physically, mentally, and emotionally present at all times during their day. It also challenged the students to choose to have a positive attitude and look for ways to make their fellow students’ days better through positive actions and words. In the second session, students participated in four small group activities. These activities required the

students to work as a team to solve several physical and mental puzzles. After the students completed each activity, they had an opportunity to analyze what leadership and teamwork skills were required to complete the task and how that can apply in the classroom. The students will now be given the opportunity to use these skills throughout the school year in the classroom as well as during other school and community activities. The eighth-graders will also visit Camp Joy in October, where they will continue to develop their leadership and teamwork skills.

Xavier Players to present ‘Closer’


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Father Tom Robbins of St. Pius X Parish in Edgewood looks on as kids work on a project at the 2010 Vacation Bible School. More than 100 children attended the event.

At the end of the first week of classes at Xavier University, Xavier Players will present Patrick Marber’s “Closer” as part of the Week of Welcome program. Open to the public, the shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, in the Gallagher Student Center Studio Theatre. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door and can be ordered online at “Closer” is the first of what will be a yearly alumni production by the Xavier Players. Scott Allison (2005), Brandon Anderson (2001) and Hannah Balash (2009) will return to the Xavier stage in “Closer” along with Annie Huey, a current graduate student, and senior Ellen Beltramo, who will be stage manager for the production. Many students involved in theatre at Xavier graduate and take jobs in the Greater Cincinnati area. This is a way for them to continue the connection with theater and with their Xavier family. Allison, from Wyoming, OH earned a degree in history and political science and the University of Toledo College of Law and currently works on Congressman Steve Driehaus’s re-election cam-

paign. Anderson, from Covington, earned a B.A. in public relations and a minor in performance studies. He is a featured actor, singer, and assistant general manager and media relations coordinator for Shadowbox: The Sketch Comedy & Rock ‘n’ Roll Club. Balash was a music major at Xavier and now lives in the Madisonville neighborhood of Cincinnati and teaches private voice lessons at the Loveland Music Academy in Loveland. In “Closer,” four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in a densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. In this world, the line between love, as desire, and hate is thin: endearments are followed by insults; embraces prepare for violence on all levels; and passion’s heat gives way to icy detachment. “Closer” forces the audience to examine all dimensions of their own lives, even the ugly parts. But, they are able to see the rainbow through the rain. “Closer” explores the selfishness of desire when detached from love and commitment. Audience members see bits of themselves in the characters. “The play calls us, as life itself does, to deeper authenticity, to a

reverence for personal integrity, and to the world of interrelation and interdependence that lies beyond mere hook-ups,” says director Bob Sauerbrey, adjunct theology faculty at Xavier. “Understanding our lifelong psycho-spiritual development is essential to the teaching of Theology. For students, sexuality pervades that development and cannot be separated from any other dimension of their lives,” he said. “There is nothing casual about sex for those who perceive its power. ‘Hooking up’ creates the illusion of intimacy without the commitment of love. Human relations degrade to mere ‘gestures,’ without significance.” First-year Xavier students participate in a Hook-up Culture workshop, which helps them understand the pervasiveness of this culture in today’s society and how it can impact their lives. The Xavier Players strive to complement Xavier’s Catholic, Jesuit philosophy and form students intellectually, morally, spiritually, with rigor and compassion, toward lives of solidarity, service and success. Xavier believes critical inquiry, open discussion and diverse expression of ideas are essential to its educational mission.

Tim Rawe joins Thomas More’s on the Institutional Advancement Team Thomas More College announces Tim Rawe as its planned giving coordinator, a new position created within the Institutional Advancement department. Rawe comes to Thomas More with a wealth of experience in finance and management, most

recently as president of Fifth Third Bank (Northern Kentucky), from which he retired in 2008. “We are looking forward to adding an experienced professional like Tim to our Advancement team. His leadership and interpersonal skills will help the College continue

to strengthen its relationships with alumni and friends,” commented Vice President of Institutional Advancement Cathy Silvers. Rawe has served on numerous committees and boards of directors throughout Northern Kentucky, including Vision 2015. As

planned giving coordinator, he will be responsible for helping align donors’ financial and estate planning with the college’s educational mission. “I’m excited about this new opportunity. I’ve had the privilege of serving in various roles that

promote growth in Northern Kentucky. Thomas More is a respected institution within the community, and I’m proud to help work toward its continued growth as planned giving coordinator,” Rawe said. Visit


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Marlene Gerardo of Wildwood,Ohio works on paniting on one of the hallway wall inside of Holmes Middle School. ERNEST COLEMAN/STAFF


Employees from Fidelity Investments work on painting a hallway inside of Holmes Middle Schoolon Saturday Aug. 14. they work on cleaning,painting cleaning and planting new flower around the Covington. Fidelity Investments employee volunteers from the Midwest regional center and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, a HandsOn Network local partner, teamed up to make improvements at Holmes as part of Transformation Day a new national partnership. Andy Poos, 16, of Wilder, Ky help to plant flower in the front of Holmes High School on Saturday, Aug. 14. He is part of the team of worker’s and family member’s from Fidelity Investments who spent the day cleaning and painting at Holmes High and Middle school campus in Covington.


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COVINGTON - A former school board member who was removed from office after his eligibility was questioned is running again. Paul Mullins, who vacated his seat in 2009 after more than two years of legal wrangling, is on the ballot with incumbent Jerry Avery and challenger Denise Varney for two open spots on the Covington Independent Public Schools board of education. Mullins was elected to the board Nov. 7, 2006. He quit his job driving a bus for the district on Dec. 5, 2006, and was sworn in a month later to start his fouryear term. But an anonymous complaint after the election claimed that Mullins was ineligible to serve because he still worked for the district when he was elected. The Office of Education Accountability ruled on Jan. 26, 2007 that Mullins was ineligible. A Kenton County Circuit Court judge concurred on Jan. 11, 2008 and ordered Mullins removed from office within eight days. The judge cited a 1965 case in which a Nicholas County man was ruled ineli-

gible to serve on that district’s board because he was a bus driver there during and after the election. Mullins filed an appeal, but lost it in June 2009. “I’ve still got kids in the district, I still have a lot to prove and I’m a fighter, not a quitter,� Mullins said. “The last time was a learning experience.� He has four children in three schools in the district. Avery, a retired Covington firefighter, was appointed in the fall of 2009 by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday to fill the vacated seat. He has been involved in the district and community, serving as a mentor at Holmes High School, along with being a member of the Eastside Neighborhood Association, Ninth Street Baptist Church and Eastside Neighborhood Block Watch. Varney is also active in the district and region. She is a parent-representative on the site-based councils at Holmes High School and Holmes Middle School, is president of Kentucky’s 14th District PTA and serves on the Northern Kentucky Education Action Team.

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Howell Elementary fifth-graders Faith Hebbler and Anna Kammer enjoy a quick breakfast in the school’s cafeteria before the first day of school.

Erlanger/Elsmere students head back to school By Jason Brubaker JASON BRUBAKER/STAFF

Devaughn Townsend, 5, and his dad, Marvin, walk to Howell Elementary on Aug. 17 for the first day of school.


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The halls of Howell Elementary came to life Aug. 17. Students in the Erlanger/Elsmere School District returned to classes that day, with their backpacks loaded with supplies and (mostly) smiles on their faces. While Principal Eric

Saylor stood outside to greet students as they made their way through the parking lot, the inside of the school was alive with activity, as parents and students searched for classrooms and said their good-byes. “It’s always nice to see the kids coming back after the summer,” said Saylor. “We’re just looking forward

to a great year.” Fifth-graders Anna Kammer agreed. “I’m excited about the first day,” she said as she enjoyed breakfast in the cafeteria. “It should be a lot of fun this year.” For more information about the Erlanger/Elsmere School District, visit www.

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New Beginnings offers dog training with a flair By Jason Brubaker

Karen Abell has dedicated her life to training dogs, but it was what she learned from one dog in particular that changed her life. “When I got Rocky as a rescue dog, that was when I really changed my perspective and started looking at training from the dog’s point of view,” said Abell, the owner of New Beginnings K-9 Training. “That’s when this really took off.” Abell opened her new 20,000-square foot, stateof-the-art, facility in Erlanger on June 1, and has already seen the popularity of her methods. Abell said the center offers something for everyone, from private sessions to group courses for puppies all the way through adult dogs. She will also be opening the boarding and grooming center this fall. The current facility has multiple training rooms, a large outdoor recreational area, a K-9 kitchen, and even a conference room where owners can watch


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Stefan Olson, Terrace Park, Ralph Krumme, Norwood, John McGee, Covington, and Kevlen Roper, Bond Hill, receive recognition as longtime employees of People Working Cooperatively at this spring’s Repair Affair.


Dae Grodin, Karen Abell, Linda Rogers and Tovah sit outside of the outdoor training and recreation yards at New Beginnings K-9 Training in Erlanger. The 20,000-square foot facility offers both group classes and private training sessions. live video feeds of their dogs in the training rooms. They also offer periodic workshops and seminars. “Our biggest focus here is education, for both the dog and the owner,” said Abell. “It’s sometimes a

challenge, but we find a way to get it done, because this is what we love to do.” For more information, including class schedules and pricing, visit www. or call 282-6504.

State parks offer weekday discounts There’s still plenty of summer left and the Kentucky State Parks would like to invite you to visit before it ends. Several parks are offering special rates during July, August and September. With the kids out of school, this would be a perfect time for a few days to get away to a park for some swimming, boating, fishing, hiking or just some relaxing. Kentucky State Resort Parks offer recreational programming in the summer months and many have marinas. All have restaurants open daily. For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit Here are the parks and the discount offers: (NotePlease call the specific parks for these discount offers unless otherwise noted) Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville: Call the park and ask for the “Neighbor Special” Sunday through Thursday night. Get a lodge

room for $64.95 a night plus tax. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin: Is offering lodge rooms at $64.95 Sunday through Thursday during July and August as well as offering Woodland rooms at $79.95 during August. Moonbow nights are excluded from this “Neighbor Special.” Call 800-325-0063 for reservations. General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton: The park is offering special rates in August on Sunday through Thursday nights. You can reserve a lodge room for $59.95; a onebedroom cottage for $79.95; a two-bedroom cottage for $99.95; and a three-bedroom cottage for $119.95 a night. This “Neighbor Special” is available if you call 1-866-4628853. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown: During August, the park is offering rooms in the Lure Lodge for $64.95 a night

Veterans Expo is planned for Aug. 26 at ballpark More than 300 veterans are expected to attend the Cincinnati RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. This event is intended to

help recently returning troops and other veterans and service members and their spouses with employment, entrepreneurship and educational opportunities. Veterans will be able to interview with national,

regional and local employers at the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo. This event is produced in cooperation with The American Legion, Purple Heart Services and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network.

Sunday through Thursday. This “Neighbor Special” also includes two-bedroom cottages for $139.95 on those same days. To get this special, call 800-325-1709 Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville: On Sunday through Thursday during August, you can reserve a lodge room in the picturesque Oaken Lodge for $64.95 a night. Call for your “Neighbor Special” at 800-325-2282 The Kentucky State Parks have an online coupon good for a $59.95 lodge room Sunday through Thursdays from Aug. 15Sept. 30 at selected parks. Get the coupon by visiting The parks where this coupon is good include: Blue Licks Battlefield, Greenbo Lake, Pennyrile Forest, Buckhorn Lake, Jenny Wiley, Rough River, Carter Caves and Kenlake. Call the park or make the reservation online and use the code “BACKYARD.” Holidays are excluded.

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August 19, 2010

The current of life today is not kind to us When we’re young we dream about how we’re going to change the world. When we grow older we find it’s hard enough trying to keep the world from changing us. There is an inexorable current in life that swirls and rubs against us as it flows. Like water running over a solid rock, it can wear us down, a little bit here, a little bit there. Our positive ideals and dreams can be gradually worn away until we become disfigured and not at all as we intended. Life’s current that flows against us today is certainly not kind to us. Nor is it designed to form us in healthy ways. It has become more coarse, violent and self-centered. Our civilization is losing its civility. A symbol of today’s harshness can be found in the extreme fight-

ing sports. Participants punch, kick and bloodily pound each other as the a u d i e n c e applauds. For a moment we can imagine we’re Father Lou back watching Guntzelman the brutality of the Roman coliPerspectives seum! Television, newspapers and movies show us homeless people beaten with baseball bats, women being stoned to death for adultery, children murdered, our young children murdered, the Taliban seizes 10 unarmed people dedicated for years to helping the poor and sick, marches them into the woods and shoots them down. Do we experience shock or revulsion?

Or are we inured to life’s pitiless current? There seems to be a constant dumbing down of the finer things of life. Our country, formerly in the first place in the world in the percentage of those gaining college degrees, has now fallen to 12th place over the last 30 years. “Spend more money and we’ll be back as No. 1,” we think. Really? Spending more money accomplishes everything? Does spending money create civility? Right now we’re practicing denial. Who wants to hear that the sky is falling, that drugs are spreading, and that the food we thought was good for us isn’t? We don’t want to hear it. So, we live as though it isn’t true. Mental health experts urge us to be more proactive. Sometimes we must learn how to swim

upstream to reroute the current of life that is diminishing us. We have so many good things to protect, preserve and enjoy – the people we love and who love us; more opportunities than we realize; good books, music, art and athletics to uplift and inspire; and a spirituality that brings inner peace. In the fading days of the Roman Empire the leaders of the people thought that “bread and circuses” were the political solution. They would divert the common people from realizing the disintegration of their country. Hopefully, we’re not ready for our fading days yet. It’s time to use the adult and insightful minds we’ve been given to keep from losing all our youthful dreams. G.K. Chesterton wrote: “There is a kind of work which anyone

can do, but from which many people shrink, generally because it is very hard work, and sometimes because they fear it will lead them where they do not wish to go. It is called thinking.” It is hard to fight a current. Sometimes we talk a good game but really don’t want to expend the effort to go where our hearts and minds tell us we must go. Chesterton’s quote calls us to think. See what’s happening to us. Then adopt the motto of the City of Blue Ash that has worked so well: “Aspire! Achieve! Advance!” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Don’t skip the Skype when traveling overseas Traveling overseas can be quite expensive, especially when you consider the exchange rate with the U.S. dollar. So I thought I’d share some of the best ways I found to get cash in the local currency, as well as to make calls back to the U.S. without breaking the bank. It used to be the best way to get cash while overseas was to go to a local ATM and get the local currency. That gives you the best currency exchange rate and it’s less expensive than going to a money exchange store.

B u t now many l o c a l b a n k s h a v e started charging a 3 percent converHoward Ain sion fee to Hey Howard! use a foreign ATM, just as happens with most credit cards when you use them outside the country. But there’s a way you can avoid all these conversion fees. All it takes a little planning. Institutions like Union Savings Bank offer an ATM card but don’t

charge any fees at all. Officials there tell me you may have to pay a fee imposed by the ATM you use, but Union Savings won’t charge anything. So, allow a few days to set up a checking account at a conversion-free bank and get an ATM card there before your trip. Most credit cards also charge a conversion fee ranging from 2.7 percent to 3 percent, depending on the card you use. However, cards issued by Capital One don’t charge any conversion fee at all. I got such a card to for the express purpose of using it

outside the U.S. Often when calling back to the U.S. you have to pay what can amount to expensive international calling charges. But, I found if you have access to WiFi while on vacation, you can save a bundle. I used my iPod Touch, which is not a phone, and downloaded Skype, which most people use to carry on conversations using computers. Skype also allows you to call a landline phone and talk using your computer. So, using my iPod Touch, which is small enough to put in my pocket, I walked

around, found local places advertising free WiFi, and made my calls to the telephones back home. The only thing I needed to get before I left the U.S. was a set of earbuds that included a microphone in the cord. Skype has a 30-day free trial period which both my brother Stewart and I used when we went outside the U.S. Stewart found Skype to be very good, with a clear connection, but only when he had a strong enough WiFi signal. I also found Skype worked perfectly and was

simply amazed at the clarity of the calls. Going over your free trial period cost less than $7 a month, but it’s well worth it when you compare it with the cost of an international cell phone calling plan. Bottom line, a little planning can save you a lot if you’re considering travel outside the U.S. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Favorite recipes are shared among friends, readers Today and next week I’m sharing s o m e favorite recipes – the ones that readers request throughout the year. Rita If you Heikenfeld have a Rita’s kitchen f a v o r i t e dish that everyone raves about, I’d love for you to share it. Try the frozen fruit cocktail dessert or sorbet for a cool ending to the recordbreaking hot days we’ve been having.

Lela Groene’s heirloom frozen fruit cocktail dessert

“This was a favorite at holidays and other special meals,” Lela wrote. Make sure you use evap-

orated, not sweetened condensed milk, for this dessert. 3 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice (from jar) 2 ⁄3 cup evaporated milk 16 large marshmallows 16-oz. can fruit cocktail, undrained 1 ⁄4 cup chopped maraschino cherries. Mix together cheese and juices, and let stand. In a saucepan, combine milk and marshmallows. Stir over medium heat until marshmallows melt. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese mixture. Mix in fruit cocktail and cherries. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper muffin cups. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cups. Freeze until


firm. Remove from tin, still in paper muffin cups, and serve frozen. They will thaw just a little on the serving plate.

Jayne Homsher’s bleu cheese coleslaw

Madeira resident Jayne Homsher shares her version. Feel free to add more bleu cheese if you like. 1

1 ⁄2 lbs. green cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, peeled and shredded 1 ⁄4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped 1 ⁄3 cup cider vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1 ⁄3 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄3 cup sour cream 1 ⁄3 cup crumbled bleu cheese Salt and pepper to taste Combine cabbage, carrots and onion. Heat cider vinegar and sugar to boil.

Toss with vegetables and let sit 15 minutes. Drain the vegetables well and combine with remaining ingredients. Prepare at least two hours ahead or overnight so flavors can mingle.

Helen Sarky’s Lebanese vegetarian green bean stew

Anderson Township reader Helen Sarky sent me this recipe. These beans are always served in some fashion at the famous Lebanese festival held at St. Anthony’s of Padua 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2-inch lengths 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sliced thinly onions 1 tablespoon minced garlic (opt.) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste


Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint 11⁄2 cups diced tomatoes 1 cup water or chicken stock 1 tablespoon lemon juice Heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onions and sauté until caramelized (three minutes); add garlic and sauté another two minutes. Stir in cinnamon, salt, pepper and mint and keep stirring. Add tomatoes, water and lemon juice and keep stirring. Add beans and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover pan and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Serve over a bed of cooked rice.

Five-minute fruit sorbet

Any canned fruit works well. Fruit cocktail and apricot are favorites at my house.

1 can, 16 oz. or so, fruit in heavy syrup 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla (opt.) Place unopened can in freezer for at least 12 hours or until frozen. Submerge unopened can in hot water for a minute to loosen edges. Transfer contents to food processor or blender in batches if necessary, cutting into several chunks. Process or blend until smooth, about half a minute. Add lemon juice and blend. Scoop into balls and serve right away or refreeze up to eight hours. 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.



100’s Lined up Yesterday at the Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport for the Vintage Guitar Show. By Mort Enright STAFF WRITER TheInternationalVintageGuitarCollectorsAssociation will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any and all guitars. Those that do bring in their guitars will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their items looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these IVGCA members, offers will be made to those that have vintage and modern guitars. Highest prices are paid for those made before 1970. All guitars will be examined and purchased including vintage guitars, acoustic guitars, banjos, any and all other types of musical instruments. Those that decide to sell their items will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have an old Vintage Guitar lying around. If you have ever wondered what it’s worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell it, if you choose. Vintage guitars could be worth a lot according to the International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association also known as IVGCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for Vintage Guitars, Banjos, Acoustic Guitars and even Drum Sets for their collections. If they are rare enough, one could be worth over $100,000 according to David Mcintosh, Vintage Guitar Collector and IVGCA member. One 1960 Gibson Les Paul went for $100,000 to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable guitars are stashed away in attics, closets, basements, or in a garage around the country. The IVGCA and its collectors have organized a traveling event in search of all types of Vintage Guitars and Instruments. “Even common guitars can be worth a significant amount due to high collector demands,” says Mcintosh. The rarest guitars these collectors are looking for include: Martin, Gibson, Gretsch and Rickenbacker. These guitars always bring big premiums according to the IVGCA. While the IVGCA’s specialty is guitars, they are also examining other instruments, including drum sets, banjos, flutes, clarinets, etc. The IVGCA says “You never really know what you have until your item is evaluated by experts. Whatever kind of instrument you may have, bring it in to our experts. Think about it. You could walk away $100,000 richer!” So, whether you have one instrument you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If you’re lucky, you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun.

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The Boone County Fair is our farming heritage Seventy-five years ago, the majority of Northern Kentuckians lived on farms and knew something of the farming experience. Today the vast majority of us live in cities and suburbs, removed from this wonderful experience. Like some of you, I was lucky enough to have been raised on a small farm and remember it fondly.Dad is gone now, but I will never forget as a little boy going to the barn with him in the middle of the night to assist him with the calf that was being born or early in the morning to assist with the milking. I will never forget the wonderful smells and the awe of seeing

new life come into the world. We also remember the drudgery of having to weed the garden under a hot sun and clean manure out of the barn. It’s hard to believe that most of us now look back on these memories so fondly. These experiences grounded us and taught us lessons, and we are forever grateful. The Boone County Fair, which concluded last week, is a modernday agricultural marvel where Boone Countians who weren’t raised on a farm, can experience our agricultural farming heritage in a wonderful way, and those of us who were can renew memories. The Boone County fair, being

one of the finest in Kentucky, is 78 years old this year. As in the early days, the fair is a celebration of the year’s harvest and a time for the farming community to show off its accomplishments to the rest of us. If one takes the time to go beyond the midway and the demolition derby, you will find one of the finest agricultural fairs in the state. Whether it’s the livestock shows, horse shows, or the vegetable displays, if you have not taken the time to experience these things, I would urge you to do it next year. Many Boone Countians experience the joy of a ribbon from par-

ticipating in one of the many agricultural 4-H competitions. Many of our youth who do not live on traditional farms but in subdivisions are able to participate in such things as the rabbit show and flower shows in addition to the more traditional agricultural competitions. The Boone County Fair is indeed one of Boone County’s treasures, which represents why this is such a great place to live and raise a family. If you didn’t make the fair this year, think about putting it on your plans next year. The first week in August is always Boone County Fair time.

Next week, we will talk about the importance of agriculture to the economy in State Sen. our state. John State Sen. John Schickel Schickel, R-Union, Community represents the 11th Senate Recorder District, which guest includes Boone columnist and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 1800-372-7181 or online at

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, with Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective are such bans? “I can’t remember the last time I was exposed to people smoking in an indoor public place in Ohio. That is proof enough for me to believe the ban works and I want it to continue to work. “While I smoked for about 8 years during my teenage and early 20s years, I quit in 1970 and have not smoked again. “I find exposure to smoke offensive and we all know it is unhealthy. There is no reasonable basis for questioning that it is workplace hazard for those who must work where people smoke. No one has a ‘right’ to contaminate the air that we breath. “Ohio should not back down on this issue.” F.S.D. “The bans keep people from smoking inside, but how do we stop smokers from lighting up two steps from the front door?” J.K. “Interesting that Kentucky is considering a smoking ban, while some people in Ohio are trying to have the ban rescinded. “I love the smoking ban – there are so many places I go now that I would not go when they were smoke-filled. “And there are Kentucky establishments I avoid, because they are still smoke-filled. I hope the current Ohio policy stays in effect, as is!” J.S.B. “I will not patronize any establishment that allows smoking where I am going to sit and eat. Such patronage usually lasts an hour. Exposure to third-hand smoke is not prudent. “I do not think gambling is wise either. The state of Ohio encourages that activity (lottery) too. “It makes you wonder about the intelligence of the legislatures. Of course legislatures and intelligence are oxymorons. “Why would any educated person submit themselves to a proven health hazard promulgated by stupid people?” J.S.D. “In my opinion, they are totally ineffective in terms of inducing smokers to quit, and probably only minimally effective, if at all, in reducing exposure of nonsmokers to second-hand smoke. “I suspect that the bans are only ‘feel-good’ measures in the

Next question Tri-County Mall has joined Newport on the Levee and is now requiring teens to have an adult escort after 4 p.m. on weekends. Do you support the idea? Why or why not? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. end. I say this as a reformed and repentant smoker who smoked for probably 25 years, and quit only after 2 year-long failed attempts. I wish I had never started, but I can’t change the past. “Addiction to cigarettes is in the same category as obesity and poor physical fitness today. It’s all about willpower. “We can blame it on Sir Walter Raleigh, I guess, but ultimately we have to take responsibility for own actions.” Bill B. “I love, love, love the smoking ban in Ohio. My family now chooses Ohio restaurants, etc. over Kentucky ones based on the fact that across the river we still have to deal with cigarette smoke. So I would say the ban is very effective. “‘’Voluntary’ bans are useless. The locations where a large number of the customers smoke (and thereby where the owners would likely be reluctant to stop them) are exactly the locations that are the most dangerous for workers and unpleasant for non-smokers. Those are the locations that a full ban on smoking helps the most.” E.S. “I think the ban is very effective. I particularly like the ban in restuarants. I hated eating in smoky places and would avoid certain establishments because of the smoke. Keep the ban.” K.S. “It would be nice if smoking bans were more effective. Currently, as a non-smoker and someone who enjoys fresh air, my rights are frequently violated. “For example, it is difficult to avoid cigarrette smoke filled-air when I am waiting at my bus stop. Also, many people smoke nearby entrances to public buildings that I need to access. “However, I am glad that public locations such as restaurants, hotels, sports venues, and offices do allow smoking. I support to extend and expand the smoking ban as much as possible.” D.M. “Not sure, but I like the nonsmoking restaurants.” N.P.


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The Beechwood High School junior varsity squad celebrates taking second place in the cheer division at UCA camp at Miami University. Standing are Elizabeth Fry, Maggie Schneider, Alexis Ferrigno and Olivia Miniard. Kneeling are Meghan Cottingham, Leighann Slagle, Blake Ratliff, Alli Berger, Alicia McGuire, Jenna Lipman, Jessica Wessels. Sitting are Madline Thurman and Abby Halpin.

Kentucky, start your engines When Kentucky Speedway announced Aug. 10 that NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series was coming to Sparta, the roar of celebration sounded like a whole row of 358ci engines being fired up. For Speedway owners, old and new, the inaugural 400-mile race scheduled for July 9, 2011, is the culmination of an 11-year dream for a world-class track built for that purpose and long praised by drivers at all levels. And for tens of thousands of hard-core stock-car fans in Kentucky, the race is pay-off for decades of patience and poorly concealed anticipation. They’ve seen many a competitive race at the Speedway over the years, including NASCAR’s Nationwide (formerly the Busch Series) and Camping World Truck divisions as well as the IZOD IndyCar Series. But the Sprint Cup Series is stock-car racing at its highest level – the best drivers, the fastest cars, the richest sponsors and the largest crowds. Kentucky is used to worldclass sports action. After all, we’re home to the Kentucky Derby … the FEI-Alltech World Equestrian Games … the Ryder Cup … the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event … the U.S. Open Sporting Clay Championships (which brought a thousand shooters to Owen County last year) … and some of the most storied and successful college basketball programs in the country. But Speedway owners and gear-heads aren’t the only ones

celebrating NASCAR’s announcement. For business owners in Gallatin County and across the region, an annual Sprint Cup Gov. Steve Series race repreBeshear sents the sound Community of cash registers up. Recorder filling The economic guest impact of a columnist Sprint Cup race and the events that surround it has been estimated by track officials at up to $150 million. NASCAR is the nation’s No. 1 spectator sport, with 17 of the 20 highest-attended sporting events in U.S. history. That’s why Bruton Smith, chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc., is spending $90 million to $100 million to add 50,000 seats and make other improvements at the Sparta track. NASCAR racing is also the No. 2-rated regular season sport on television. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in more than 30 languages. That’s a lot of coin, and that’s a lot of attention. Local businesses and local leaders have reason to be excited. State officials are excited too. For us, the announcement is further evidence that collaboration breeds success, and that aggressive efforts to ramp up

Kentucky’s economic development and tourism attractions are paying off. Job by job, business by business and announcement by announcement, we’re shaking off the malaise of this global economic recession. And we’re doing it together. Without incentives passed during an overhaul of Kentucky’s economic development tools in 2009, the pending expansion of the track would not be happening and the race would not be coming. In my first year as governor I met with Mr. Smith to discuss his efforts to get a Sprint Cup race. And I later proposed and pushed an amendment to the Kentucky Tourism Development Act. The amendment didn’t pass during the spring session of the 2009 General Assembly, but I was able to bring together the Republican Senate and the Democratic House in a special session that summer to get the job done. Kentucky cannot hunker down and hide during this recession, relying on hope for things to improve. We will act aggressively and strategically to move forward by creating jobs, helping businesses expand, fashioning an environment for top-level scientific and energy research and developing world-renowned tourism attractions. Kentucky … start your engines. Steve Beshear is governor of Kentucky.

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Young Tigers aim for state finals By James Weber

If Michael Colosimo has his way, the Beechwood football team will return to the state finals this year after b e i n g bounced out of the semis by Mayfield by a 38-0 Colosimo score in 2009. Colosimo will take over at starting quarterback for 2010 graduate Matt Vocke Rigdon. “ I ’ v e been working hard,” Colosimo said. “I’ve been waiting for this for the past three years, so I’m anxious for the season to start. We didn’t end the way we wanted to, especially against the big schools.” Beechwood went 9-5 last year, losing three lopsided games to big-school rivals early in the year. The Tigers are one of the youngest teams Noel Rash has had as he enters his fifth year as head coach. “We’re trying to find our way, our identity,” Rash

Beechwood game days


Beechwood junior tailback Cameron Vocke is one of the top backs in Northern Kentucky.

BEECHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL said. “But at the same time, we’re talented. My biggest concern with this group is they find their desire to be a Beechwood football team, to prepare and play at the highest level. Because of our inexperience, we’re not where we have usually been this early.” Colosimo has had a strong summer, Rash said.

Both expect the Tigers to throw the ball more than last year. Departed graduates Rigdon and Joe Colosimo combined for nearly 2,500 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns. “Last year Matt was more of a running quarterback,” Colosimo said. “I’m more of a pocket passer, so I’ll rely more on my arm and my receivers.” He’ll also use his arm plenty to hand off to junior tailback Cameron Vocke, who came on strong late in the season and had big games in the playoffs. He had 587 yards and seven scores for the year. “Michael is a good quarterback, our line is solid, we

Aug. 27 Dixie Heights Sept. 3 @ Highlands – 7 p.m. Sept. 10 @ Holy Cross – 7 p.m. Sept. 17 Covington Catholic Sept. 24 @ Dayton – 7 p.m. Oct. 1 Walton-Verona Oct. 8 @ Ludlow – 7 p.m. Oct. 15 Brossart Oct. 22 Bellevue - 7 p.m. Oct. 29 @ Newport Catholic - 7 p.m. All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. have good receivers,” Vocke said. “We don’t have the biggest line, but they’re always good. Varsity is much harder than freshman ball. A year of experience really helped. I’ll be ready.” ”He has great vision, great balance, great approach to the game,” Rash said. “He has fun working hard, and that’s always something you need because these games become grinds.” Junior linebacker Joe Staten has become the leader of the defense at linebacker. Rash has a lot of linemen at his disposal this year, allowing him to two-platoon

Dixie Heights ready to showcase talent By Adam Turer

Dixie Heights High School enters the 2010 season with one of the area’s most talented yet unproven lineups. The focus will be on junior quarterback Zeke Pike, but the key to the Colonels’ success will be their defense. To improve on last season’s 5-7 overall record and second-round playoff exit, the Colonels must improve on defense. In their five victories, Dixie allowed just eight points per game. In their seven losses, including two to state champion Highlands, the Colonels gave up a whopping 42 points per game. “Defense will be the key to our success,” head coach Tom Spritzky said. “We need to improve greatly on defense by being more consistent and preventing the big play.” The defense returns starters Blake Withrow and D.J. Handlon on the line. Pike will play defensive end and outside linebacker. Ryan Zumdick returns at

Dixie Heights game days

Aug. 20 Newport Catholic – 6 p.m. Aug. 27 @ Beechwood – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 Simon Kenton Sept. 10 Conner Sept. 17 @ Ryle – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 Scott Oct. 1 Highlands Oct. 8 Holmes Oct. 23 @ Covington Catholic – 1 p.m. Oct. 29 @ Boone County All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

DIXIE HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL linebacker. The secondary is led by free safety Billy Menkhaus and Tyler Moore. The offense returns wide receiver Bobby Leonard, tackle Ian Johnson, and running back Seth Bruns. Pike started at tight end last season, but moves behind center this year. Tyler “Goose” Cohorn will join Leonard as Pike’s favored receiving targets. The Colonels have plenty of talent, especially at the skill positions. The tangibles – size, speed, strength – are evident. What will be the biggest early-season challenge for the Colonels will be proving that they have the intangibles to succeed. “Our coaching staff is eager to see how physically and mentally tough our players will be,” Spritzky said. “Physical and mental toughness go a long way towards building a successful team.” There will be pressure on Pike to perform. Last season, the 6’5”, 230 lbs. athlete excelled at tight end and outside linebacker. In the offseason, he picked up Division I scholarship offers from several of the nation’s top college programs in the SEC, Big 12, and Big Ten, among others. Pike has yet to take a varsity snap at quarterback. He did play quarterback for the Colonels’ junior varsity last season. He now is charged with filling the shoes of


Dixie Heights junior quarterback Zeke Pike has already received offers from many high Division I colleges. two-year starter Ryan Wilson, who totaled more than 5,000 yards of total offense and 47 touchdowns in his two seasons starting at quarterback for Dixie Heights. “Without varsity game experience, it is impossible to predict the kind of team we might be,” Spritzky said. “The only way to gain experience is to play. We think we have a good nucleus of players.” The Colonels will be test-

ed early and often by a challenging schedule. They open the season Aug. 20 at University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium as the first game of the 2010 Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. “We play several very formidable opponents with outstanding returning teams and players,” Spritzky said. “It should be exciting and we are certainly looking forward to the opportunity to see what we are made of.”


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both lines so that each Tiger only plays one side of the ball. “They have to step up and lead us,” Rash said. “It always comes down to that in November and December, how good you are up front. It really becomes prominent down the stretch because even though you have a turf field, Mother Nature will


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creep into this thing and you better know how to run, block and tackle.” Beechwood opens up at home against Dixie Heights Aug. 27. The Tigers will also face fellow local legends Covington Catholic and Highlands early in the season before heading into local district play.

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Spencer Riddle Corey Garrett Billy Menkhaus Goose Cohorn Nathan Meyer Colin Justice Jake Smith Dylan Goins Zach Mohring Alex Furman Brandon Carr Jacob Catchen Zeke Pike Bobby Leonard Justin Vongdara Corbin DeMatteo Zach Bronner Jon Pitzer Matt Higgins Clayton McKinney Seth Bruns Ian Lewis Paul Sperandeo Tyler Moore Nathan Dietz Cole Centner Jake Easterling Paul Totten Michael Wheeler Shane Courtney Tyler Ryan Stori Matuszweski KP Padgett Joey Caudill Ross Ladenburger Tyler Sears Nick Grigson Tristan Johnson Josh Crowder Brad Gross Kyle Coomer Jordan Woodward Ryan Zumdick Brian Pillman Seth Ross Jacob Blackburn Michael Molony Tyler Pendergraft Kyle Frame Lucas Crocco Trong Le Joey List Duane Jackson Zach Johnson Bob Muntis D.J. Handlon Joey Bohman Ian Johnson Charley Cornett Michael Carrillo Preston Roberson Wes McKinney Zach Howell Dylan Boone Larry Bard Jared Brosmore Eric Elkus Zach Shepherd Jacob McMurray Blake Withrow Jake Larscheid Aaron Cahill Matt Glad Renzo Poblete Christian Graham



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Football preview

August 19, 2010

Covington Catholic aims to take momentum into ’10 By Adam Turer


The Covington Catholic Colonels finished the 2009 season strong and aim to carry that momentum into 2010. After opening the season with three disappointing losses, the Colonels rallied to a 5-5 regular season finish and finished 6-6 overall. A strong start this season should ignite the Colonels to a winning season. “We’ve got to get out of the gate stronger this year,” head coach Dave Wirth said. A strong start will be a challenge for the Colonels, who open with Ryle in the Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium, before traveling to Lexington Catholic and Cincinnati La Salle to round out the first three games of the season. Wirth believes opening the season on a big stage will give his players some extra motivation. “I think that will definitely get us ready in a hurry,” said Wirth, in his second year leading CovCath. The Colonels return seven starters on each side of the ball. In addition to their experience at the varsity level, the entire program now has a full year of experience with the coaching staff’s system. Last year, the playbook was more limited as Wirth introduced his system to the players.


Troy Timmerman, a member of Covington Catholic’s defensive line, works to get around the offensive lineman in preseason practice.


Covington Catholic football assistant head coach Todd Naumann addresses the defensive line during preseason practice. “Our sophomore quarterback this year has more experience in our system than our senior quarterback had last year,” Wirth said. “We will be able to implement more of our offense, especially in our passing game.” That sophomore quarterback is Blake Bir, who takes over for the graduated Brayden Erpenbeck. Erpenbeck was a dual-threat quarterback who contributed nearly 3,000 yards of total offense. Despite his youth, Bir will have the advantage of running Wirth’s system as the starter for the freshman team last season. Bir will

CovCath game days

Aug. 20 @ Ryle – 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 @ Lexington Catholic – 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3 @ La Salle – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 Campbell County – 1 p.m. Sept. 17 @ Beechwood – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 @ Newport Catholic – 7 p.m. Oct. 8 @ Scott – 7 p.m. Oct. 15 @ Highlands – 7 p.m. Oct. 23 Dixie Heights – 1 p.m. Oct. 30 Lou. St. Xavier – 1 p.m.

COVINGTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL benefit from a talented and experienced supporting cast. Alex Connelly, a 6’4” Division I college prospect, leads the wide receiver corps and will be Bir’s primary target. The Colonels return a trio of experienced running backs: Seniors Leo Schaefer and Alex Slabaugh


Covington Catholic quarterback Blake Bir works out his arm during preseason practice and junior Gabe Gray. A trio of senior interior lineman will protect Bir in the spread offense. Center Cary Thaxton and guards Evan Kuderer and Bradley Way anchor the offensive line. On defense, the Colonels are led by a deep and experienced linebacker unit. Schaefer will play some linebacker this season, along with senior Jake Nienaber and juniors Tanner Coyne-Chailand and Christian Clark. The secondary is also experienced, returning three out of four starters

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Michael Best Kellen Jenkins Ethan Egbers Travis Connor Paul Ritter Blake Bir Matt Summe Sam Dressman Brady Reese Clint Massie Charlie Mader Troy Timmerman Christian Schulte Alex Connelly Kevin Boerger Mitch McDowell Dan Gregory Jeff Molony Mitch Humphrey Christian Howard Bobby Beatrice Joe Sizemore Alex Slabaugh Alex Cosby Gabe Gray Tanner Fangman Grant Guess Jake Nienaber Leo Schaefer Alex Hodge Christian Clark Robbie Bayer Colin Smith D.J. Powell Tanner Coyne-Chailland Evan Kuderer Seth Grothaus Brendan Groneck Jake Read Max Halpin Mark Jones Cary Thaxton Nick Knipper Sam Williamson Bradley Way Chris Molony Drew Bamberger Tom Connaughton Mike Rosado Daniel Sandfoss Connor Nowak Nate Kathman Trevor Wendt Daniel Klosterman Nolan Shields Spencer Hemmer Bryson White Sean Baute Jonathan Castenada Kyle Massie Adam Shumate Cole Restle Evan Talkers Bobby Sturm Jake Henderson

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from last season. Safety Paul Ritter leads the defensive backs. The defensive line is anchored by senior defensive end and Division I college prospect Troy Timmerman. The defense was key to CovCath’s success last season. In their six victories, they held opponents to 19.5 points per game; in their six losses, opponents scored 41.8 points per game. Defensive consistency will be critical to the Colonels’ success this sea-

son. In Wirth’s second season, the Colonels do not expect any early-season growing pains. All of the players know what is expected of them heading into this season. The playbook has been opened up and the Colonels are capable of starting fast and finishing strong this season. “We have some veterans, and everyone should be more settled in this season,” Wirth said.

• The volleyball team beat Bellevue 25-6, 25-16, Aug. 10. They lost to Ryle 25-19, 25-19, Aug. 12.

School and Dayton High School. At Carroll County he coached the women's team and had a student-athlete qualify for the Kentucky State Golf Championships. Then he served as the men's and women's teams at Dayton High School. A native of Louisville, Ky., Rogers was four-year member of the Ballard High School golf team. He and his wife, Stacy, reside in Hebron, with their three daughters.

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Bob Luckhardt teed up and hit a very good shot. It was headed straight toward the four men on the green. Bob yelled “fore” and the men on the green turned sideways and crouched. The incoming ball landed on a fly in the pocket of player Bob Leen. This spectacular occur-

An unusual occurrence happened during play in the Kenton County Men’s Senior Golf League Aug. 5 on the Pioneer 13th par 3 at the Golf Courses of Kenton County. The foursome on the green gave the foursome on the tee a sign to go ahead and tee off.

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This week at Villa Madonna

• Villa Madonna girls’ golf team shot a 178, losing to Lakota West’s 156, Aug. 9. • The boys’ golf team placed fifth with a 414 in the Ninth Region All “A” Aug. 10. • The volleyball team beat Heritage Academy 25-3, 2517, Aug. 10. On Aug. 11, the team lost to St. Henry 25-10, 25-8. Then, they lost to Brossart 25-17, 25-9, Aug. 12.


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This week at Simon Kenton

• Campbell County boys’ golf team shot a 174 to beat Simon Kenton’s 199, Aug. 9. The boys’ golf team also shot a 191, losing to Beechwood’s 177, Aug. 10. • The volleyball team beat Lloyd 25-14, 25-17, Aug. 10.

This week at Beechwood

• The girls’ golf team shot a 170 to beat Beechwood’s 225, Aug. 9. St. Henry’s Ashley Schneider shot a 12 over par 41 on the front nine at World of Sports. The team then lost to Boone County 189-203, Aug. 10. • The boys’ golf team shot a 177 to beat Simon Kenton’s 191, Aug. 10. Beechwood’s Josh Bertke shot a seven over par 42 on the front nine at Ft. Mitchell. They placed fourth with a 357 in the Ninth Region All “A” at Hickory Sticks, Aug. 10. Beechwood’s Bertke shot a 77. The team then shot a 177 to beat Bishop Brossart’s 182, Aug. 11. Beechwood’s Josh Bertke shot five over par 40 on the front nine at Summit Hills.

This week at Covington Latin

• The boys’ golf team placed seventh with a 505 in the Ninth Region All “A” Aug. 10.

This week at Notre Dame

• The volleyball team beat Conner 25-16, 25-9, Aug. 10.

This week at Dixie Heights

• The volleyball team beat Bellevue 25-18, 25-17, Aug. 12.

New TMC golf coach

Jeff Rogers has been named the new Thomas More College head women's golf coach. Rogers is no stranger to Thomas More athletics as he is entering his second season as the head men’s basketball coach at the college. Rogers has served as a golf coach on the high school level at Carroll County High

NKU soccer ranked

Northern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams are each nationally ranked in the preseason NCAA Division II polls. The NKU women are No. 9 in the preseason poll, while the Norse men are No. 21. A year ago, the NKU women captured the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship and advanced to the national quarterfinals. The Norse finished with a 19-2-1 overall record. The NKU men posted a 15-6-2 overall record last season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year. Two years ago, NKU advanced to the national semifinals.

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August 19, 2010

Community Recorder


Scott looks to new Sowder player for offense By Adam Turer

The Scott High School football program is no stranger to depending on a do-it-all back named Sowder carrying the offense. This year, junior runCampbell ning back Ryan takes over for his older brother, Zach, who graduated in the spring after leading the Eagles at quarterback for the past two seasons. Ryan Sowder is expected to start at running back, but could play some quarterback and wingback in the Eagles’ new veer option offense. Scott was able to shift to the veer option attack this season based on the depth the Eagles have at running back. Juniors Aaron Smith and Brandon Stamper will start at the two wingback positions and junior Justin Hoskins will start at fullback, with Sowder at tailback. Junior Joey Heeb will start at quarterback. On each offensive play, any of the five could end up carrying the ball. “Nobody else up here does it,” offensive coordinator Dan Woolley of the veer option said. “Our goal is to have four 500-yard rushers, rather than one 2,000-yard rusher.” The veer option offense has been popularized in recent years by former Navy and current Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson. Instead of an up-tempo attack, the Eagles will focus more on ball control and putting together long scoring drives. This will allow the Eagles, who have several players starting on both offense and defense, to stay a bit fresher throughout each game. “We know we have to control the ball, especially with so many guys playing both ways,” said Woolley. The offensive line will be the youngest and least experienced position group on offense. Senior captain Michael Sherrard leads the unit, but will likely line up with four inexperienced linemen for at least the first few weeks of the season. Senior offensive lineman Scotty Campbell will miss the first few weeks while he continues to recover from a torn ACL. Campbell will also give the defense a big boost when he returns. He led the Eagles in tackles last season from his linebacker position. Senior captain Rob Swinford will lead the linebackers and will likely play middle


Scott High School’s Ryan Sowder runs upfield during Scott’s 34-26 win at Lloyd Oct. 2, 2009. Sowder is expected to put up big numbers in 2010.

SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL Scott game days

Aug. 27 @ Conner Sept. 3 @ Cooper – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 Bellevue Sept. 17 Harrison County – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 @ Dixie Heights Oct. 8 Covington Catholic Oct. 15 @ Holmes Oct. 22 Highlands Oct. 29 @ Simon Kenton All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. backer until Campbell returns. The backfield of the Eagles’ 3-3-stack defense will closely resemble the backfield of the offense, with Smith, Stamper and Sowder in the secondary. “We know we have the


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On the team

Devon Herndon Nick Farris Jordan Smith Brandon Stamper Sethan Owens Jacob Edwards Joey Heeb Alex Swinford Justin Hoskins Ryan Sowder Kyle Claxton Aaron Smith Jacob Smith Kyle Emery Zach Samd Ryan Augar Josh Gaupel Tyler Watson Sean Dibert Fritz Dustock John Stryker Scotty Campbell Luke Monson Trevor Evans Rob Swinford Chris Rothfuss Cody Woodall BrendonMcCord Chase Ford Danny Whisman Devon Roenker Michael Gilkes Brandon Edmonds Cody Wildeboer Michael Sharrard Cody Westerman McKenzie Brackens

athletes to run this offense and defense,” said Woolley. “Our strength will be our skill guys.”

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up front. Sowder will get plenty of touches, but will not be counted on to carry the offense alone. Scott coaches are hopeful that a balanced attack will lead to more success. “We changed our philosophy,” Woolley said. “We

are a lot more content with sustaining drives and controlling the ball. We want to make sure our opponents can’t key on just one guy.” Scott opens the season at Conner High School Aug. 27.

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A well-established 11U baseball team that draws players from Kenton and Boone counties is looking for players to play in a competitive league. The team will play next spring. Call 816-7415.

Softball tryouts

The Northern Kentucky Bandits fastpitch softball club is conducting tryouts for the 2011 season. The club was formed six years ago to provide girls a forum for developing skills in the game by emphasizing teamwork, sportsmanship and learning strong values while playing competitive fastpitch tournaments. All tryouts are at Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway,

Edgewood. Players should arrive 30 minutes prior to their age start time for registration. Dates and times are: • Saturday, Aug. 21: 16U – 10 a.m. to noon; 10U and 14U – noon to 2 p.m.; 12U 2 to 4 p.m.

Force 16 U wants players

The Force 16U baseball team is looking for five players for the 2011 season. The Force is a four-year AABC Baseball Club that plays both National and American teams in the SWOL league. The team’s home field is on Round Bottom Road, Milford; they also play several games out of Talawanda High School. The Force will try for three major tournaments in the 2011 season: the

Buckeye Elite, Black Swamp Invitational and a World Series. Several smaller tournaments may also be played. Head coach Steve Marshall has 15 years coaching high-school-age kids. He also heads up the Champion Baseball High School Elite Fall Ball League with Mike Bricker. This league is played in the Fall and Showcases the Top Varsity players in the Tristate to more than 60 colleges and scouts. A total 20-30 boys get college scholarships through this program alone. Assistant coach Michael Heck played four years of college baseball where he set several hitting records as well as got the MVP award his senior year of college. Assistant coach Jeff Cobb pitched at Xavier University until suffering an

arm injury. The team’s goal is to compete and improve all players to have the level of play it takes for high school baseball and beyond. Call Marshall at 200-9346 or email

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Community Recorder

August 19, 2010

Football preview

Pioneers poised to continue success By Adam Turer

The Simon Kenton Pioneers enter the 2010 season poised to continue their recent string of success. The Pioneers are determined to prove that they can win without all-state running back Miles Simpson, who led the team deep into the playoffs in 2008 and 2009. Quarterback Chad Lawrence has quietly put up big offensive numbers while remaining in Simpson’s shadow. This season, Lawrence steps into the spotlight and looks to lead the Pioneers to double-digit wins for the third straight season. “Chad had a very productive junior year and will be the center of our offense in 2010,” head coach Jeff Marksberry said. “He will be counted on to improve on his 2009 numbers and will be our workhorse.” Lawrence totaled nearly 3,000 yards combined rushing and passing last season and totaled 33 touchdowns. His job was made easier by teams focused on trying to slow Simpson. The dual-threat quarterback does have several of his favorite receiving targets back this season. Wide receivers Zach Carroll, Jake Krummen, Ryan Winkler, and Matt Reilly all return for the Pioneers. The offensive line also has a big gap to fill after the graduation of All-State tackle Jordan Hansel. Junior Colin Patrick will lead the offensive line this season. The Pioneers will attempt to fill Simpson’s production by

SIMON KENTONHIGH SCHOOL Simon Kenton game days

Chad Lawrence is a returning senior quarterback for Simon Kenton. using a committee of running backs. Sage Powell is the leading candidate to receive the bulk of the carries this season. Tight end DJ Rabe is a big, athletic receiver and skilled blocker. A balanced attack will be the key to the offense’s success. “We must be able to take some pressure off of Chad by having an effective running game,” Marksberry said. An experienced linebacker corps leads the Simon Kenton defense. Last season’s leading tackler, Austin Baldwin, is joined by Parker Deters and Bo Lockard. Powell, Carroll, and Trey Pinkerton return in the secondary. Danny Williams and Derek Mills lead the defensive linemen. The defense created 26 turnovers last season and


aims to build on that number this season. “One of our strengths will be our great speed on defense and we will use that to pressure opposing offenses,” Marksberry said. “We hope to be able to create more takeaways and give our offense great opportunities to score.” The Pioneers will be challenged right of the bat. The defending district champions face a difficult non-district schedule to start the season. Two of their first three games are against 2009 Ohio playoff qualifiers Middletown and New Richmond. “The first half of our schedule is tough and we will not sneak up on anyone in the district this season,” Marksberry said. “The key to our season, especially early, will be our defense.”

Aug. 28 @ Middletown – noon Sept. 3 @ Dixie Heights Sept. 10 New Richmond – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 @ Henry Clay – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 @ Conner Oct. 1 Cooper Oct. 8 @ Ryle Oct. 15 Boone County Oct. 22 Campbell County Oct. 29 Scott All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Despite graduating some very talented players in each of the past few seasons, the Pioneers have been able to reload rather than rebuild. The 2010 roster has the talent to repeat as district champs and make another run at the region and state championships. With Lawrence leading an experienced and improved group of returning starters, the Pioneers should be able to notch their sixth straight winning season. “We have lost some good football players in the last two years, but the returning players know how to work hard,” Marksberry said. “We have a team full of talented players that expect to win football games.”

Holy Cross takes on philosophy shift By Adam Turer

Holy Cross High School head football coach Bruce Kozerski is not looking for a player on this year’s team to fill the footsteps of 2009’s do-it-all playmaker Markel Walker. Kozerski is looking for a whole team to step up and fill the void created by Walker’s graduation. Last season, the Indians were led by the senior quarterback/wide


receiver/defensive back/return man, who totaled nearly 2,800 yards of offense and 14 touchdowns. Instead of relying on one playmaker this year, the



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Indians will need a full complement of players to produce. Despite graduating so many seniors from last year’s veteran team, this year’s squad is not without some varsity experience. Several skill position players saw limited action last season and will be counted on to build on their numbers this season. “We have a lot of guys who played significant moments last year,” Kozerski said. “We believe the kids will step up and fill roles this year. A lot of kids just need an opportunity to show what they can do.” The most experienced returning player is quarterback Jerry Arlinghaus, who passed for more than 500 yards and six touchdowns last season. He lined up behind center when the Indians split Walker out at receiver. There will be a lot of pressure on Arlinghaus this season as he becomes a fulltime starter. The Indians aim to take some pressure off of him by giving him a deep rotation of players spread the ball around. The Indians will rotate three running backs and have some experienced receivers. “We know we can’t replace one guy,” Kozerski said. “We will try to replace those numbers by committee.” The Indians lost their entire offensive line to graduation. After starting six seniors up front last year, Holy Cross will rely on a rotation of seven or eight linemen on both offense


Holy Cross quarterback Jerry Arlinghaus throws a pass during a preseason practice.

Holy Cross game days

Aug. 20 @ Bellevue Aug. 27 Belfry at Pikeville – 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 Beechwood Sept. 17 @ Conner – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 Columbus Bishop Ready – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 @ Holy Cross, Louisville Oct. 8 Newport Catholic Oct. 15 @ Lloyd Oct. 23 Newport - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29 @ Brossart All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Home games at Holmes and defense. Some are upperclassmen who have been patiently practicing for their varsity moment to arrive. “A lot of these guys were waiting for their chance,” said Kozerski. “We’ll play seven or eight early and the guys who progress quickly will play the most.” A shift in philosophy is in place at Holy Cross. With Walker, the Indians could make a big defensive mis-

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D.J. Rabe Zihier Bailey Trey Pinkelton Kyle Eising Chad Lawrence Ray Webb Zach Carroll Parker Deters Drew Harris Matt Reilly Michael O’Hara Devin Ponder Danny Wetter Junior Doss Darrin Ford Jared Swanson Jarrett Bach Christian Webb Sage Powell Steven Tackett Justin Remmell Bain Fisk Keith Cubert Heiro Chamblee Alec Smith Andrew Sampson Chris Clark Josh Webster Jared Bowling Ryan Winkler Austin Baldwin Derek Iles Bo Lockard Austin Roaden Derek Mills Colton Landrum Nate Powell Brad Franzen Sean Hamilton Jacob Krummen Tyler Spegal Cody Johnson David Bergman Jake Schneider Hunter Gregory Zach Hager Ben Racke Matt Noble Dustin Keene Chase Nienaber Johnny Dillon Danny Williams Nathan Ramsey Ben Hall James Meece Parker Rice Colin Patrick Cody Aubrey Tyler Todd Nick Frederichs C.J. Whittenberger Taylor Ratliff Jacob Bush Kevin Carrico John Duke Cody Welte Jesse Holbrook Ethan Ray Luke Stone Tyler Wilke Troy Herndon Alec Usleaman Alex Forehan Tate Huesman Brett Emerson


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On the team

Hunter Harmeling Lamar Charmes Eric Walker Connor Gillespie Josh Jasper Vinnie Pangallo Jerry Arlinghaus Travis Gabbard Kyle Fuller Ian Weber Ian Wilkerson T.J. Piccirillo Justin Schultz Paul Lampone Bradley Ziegler Cary Sketch Justin Kohake Chad Fuller James Trunnell Kyle Fischer Luke Knochelmann Noah Knochelmann Andrew Munson Corey Johnson Brandon Stanley Kyle Knauf Alex Russell Josh Lange Taylor Kessen Nick Hellmann John Bradburn Tony Kessen Nick Sanders Tony Gerrein Kelvin Adams Seth Dean Alex Brucato James Fruchtenect Michael Meier Michael Herald Zach Mastin Adam Kozerski Marcel Paul Will Knochelmann

take, then get those points back quickly on offense. This season, ball control and consistent defense will be key to their success. “We need to play better defense so we don’t have to score 28 points to win every game,” Kozerski said. “Our run defense especially needs to improve.” Inexperience can often lead to turnovers, especially early in the season. Kozerski knows how important it is for his team to take care of the ball to avoid putting themselves in early holes.



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“We can’t turn the ball over,” Kozerskinsaid. “We have to be more efficient with the ball.” Arlinghaus may be the center of attention early, but his supporting cast will be just as, if not more, important to the Indians’ success this season. The less experienced Indians have the talent to succeed and are eager to prove it at the varsity level. “Our strengths will be our athletic ability and our teamwork,” Kozerski said. “We will have to play together as a team.”

August 19, 2010

Community Recorder




The Great American Aran Afghan Knit Along, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Knit On, 735 Monmouth St., Squares feature variety of stitches from basic cables to more challenging designs. For advanced beginner to advanced knitters. Family friendly. $210 for 21 sessions in advance; $12 per session, plus materials. Registration required. 859-2915648. Newport.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8-10 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. $5. 859-291-2300; Covington.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., Free. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate a century of regional history. Find out about one of the founders of the Boy Scouts who was a resident of Covington, how the trolley from Cincinnati helped establish Fort Mitchell and how one of the largest urban parks in Greater Cincinnati is in Northern Kentucky. $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.

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Tandem Squares, 8-10:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus-level Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


Covington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade behind the goose girl fountain under the trees. Fruit and vegetables, baked goods, pumpkins in season, cut flowers and more. 859-2922163; Covington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 859-803-9483. Independence.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Southern Ave., Climb aboard a caboose or a diesel switch engine. Collection of engines, cars and cabooses. $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513-574-7672; Covington.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Cincinnati DanceSport, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd., Celebrating 13th anniversary. Ballroom dance in both American and International Styles. Includes pro/am and am/am events and Street Salsa competition on Friday and Professional Rising Star Competition on Saturday night. Benefits American Diabetes Association. Dinner 5-7 p.m. Evening session: 8-10:30 p.m. $10-$50 general admission; nightly dinners available. Tickets required, available online. Through Aug. 21. 513-281-5500; Erlanger.

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Cincinnati DanceSport, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport. Celebrating 13th anniversary. Ballroom dance in both American and International Styles. Includes pro/am and am/am events and Street Salsa competition on Friday and Professional Rising Star Competition on Saturday night. Benefits American Diabetes Association. Dinner 5:307:30 p.m. Evening session: 8 p.m.-midnight. $10-$50 general admission; nightly dinners available.Tickets required, available online. 513-281-5500; Erlanger.


Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. NKY Bandits Fastpitch Softball Tryouts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Tryouts for 2011 season. 16U: 10 a.m.-noon. 10U and 14U: Noon-2 p.m. 12U: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Ages 1016. Free. Presented by NKY Bandits Fastpitch Organization. 859-341-7650; Edgewood. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 2

4th Sunday MainStrasse Antiques, Etc., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Sixth Street Promenade. More than 30 antique and vintage collectible dealers. Parking in Fifth Street lot free. Rain or shine. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-468-4820; Covington.





The Freak Show Exploded, 8 p.m., Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St., Featuring Tyra Sanchez. With Shafreaka Jane, Tyese Rainz, Brooklyn Steele-Tate, Christina Lustra, Queen B and Mystique Summers. $25, $20 advance. 859-581-2728; Covington. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Music and lyrics by Roger Miller. Book by William Hauptman. Adapted from novel by Mark Twain. Directed by Dee Anne Bryll and Ed Cohen. $26; $23 Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU members; $21 with groups of 10 or more; $19 students. Through Sept. 4. 859-957-1940; Covington.

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Zumba Class, Noon-1 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.



Summer of Love Four with Phil Keaggy, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. With Backbeat, the Goshorn Brothers, Gary Griffin of the Beach Boys and Haymarket Riot. Standing only on main floor. $20. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Saving Stimpy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, $3. 859-4260490. Fort Wright.


Dan Cummins, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Dinner available. $14. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30, $20 seniors and students. 859957-7625; Newport. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Sign-language interpreted and closed-captioned. $26; $23 Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU members; $21 with groups of 10 or more; $19 students. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


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Dan Cummins, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Dinner available. $12. 859-9572000; Newport.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. Through Dec. 29. 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.


Newport Car Show and Sidewalk Sale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, Classic car show and sidewalk sale along Monmouth Street between Fourth and 10th streets. Free. Presented by Historic Newport Downtown Merchants. 859-292-2592. Newport.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger.


The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center hosts “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Aug. 20 to Sept. 4. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, at the center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Tickets are $19-$26. It is adapted from the Mark Twain classic. Call 957-1940 or visit Zack Steele (left) is Huck and Deondra Means is Jim in “Big River.” M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 3


Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 859-652-3348; Independence.


Karaoke with DJ Will Corson, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., $5 wine and $10 domestic buckets. 859-261-6120. Covington.

RECREATION Wii for Adults, 1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington. Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg. SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 2 4


Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.


Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Birth to age 2. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725035. Newport.


The “Wiggly Circus Live!” Tour comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. The Wiggles bring friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus and more for the interactive family event. Tickets are: $12-$77 with additional fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.

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HISTORIC SITES Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513574-7672; Covington. MUSEUMS

Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Ricky Nye, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Free. 859-491-8027. Covington. Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award-winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 859-2611029; Latonia.


Wild Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Big Bone Lick State Park., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Hour long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-525-7529; Independence.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 7 p.m., Shimmers, Free. 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.

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Restaurant Facebook Seminar, 3 p.m., Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., The first of GCRA’s monthly marketing seminars to help you fill the seats in your restaurant. Matt Plapp of Driven Media Solutions shows how to create a Facebook page for your business for free, what’s working on Facebook, how to get started and examples of a few local restaurants. $20, $10 members. Registration required. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Association. 859-231-4300; Covington.


SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; Covington.


Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 859-727-2525. Erlanger.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Learning Through Art Inc. is hosting its annual Kroger Cincinnati Snaps Photo Competition through Sept. 30. The juried photo competition encourages area residents to share snapshots of their neighborhoods in an effort to share the beauty of the region. Winning photos are honored at an annual Kick Off ceremony, and featured in the following summer’s exhibition, such as the current Virtual Photo Exhibition on Fountain Square, which runs through Aug. 31. To submit a photo, and for rules, go to Pictured is a winning photo from last year, “The Genius of Water,” by Jessica Huff of Fairfield, Ohio.


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Christ Hospital offers free Equine group plans meeting health seminars in August Cincinnati—The Christ Hospital offers free health seminars to the public each month. Space is limited, and registration may be required. Seminars for August include:

Joint sessions: arthritis of the spine

Aug. 19, 5:30 – 7 p.m., at Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Rd. The Christ Hospital’s popular Joint Sessions series continues with a discussion of arthritis of the spine, its diagnosis and treatment, presented by Michael T. Rohmiller, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and Greg O’Donnell, physical therapist.

Refreshments and free educational materials are provided. This program is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by calling 513-585-1000.

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Aug. 25, 12:30 – 3 p.m., at The Christ Hospital, 2139 Auburn Ave., A-Level, Classroom 8 Join the group for a discussion of devices for heart failure. Heart-healthy lunch provided. Registration is not required. For more information about this FREE support group, call Robin Baldauf, R.N., at 513-585-0378.

The Christ Hospital is a 555-bed, not-for-profit acute care facility, offering services in cardiovascular care, spine treatment, women’s health, major surgery, cancer, behavioral medicine, orthopedics, emergency care, kidney transplant and others. Christ Hospital has achieved Magnet® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in recognition of outstanding nursing care. For more information about The Christ Hospital, visit m . Find us on Facebook at istHospital.

A new association, the Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA), open to both equine professionals and horse owners, will be launched at a dinner and educational meeting on Sept. 16 at Spindletop Hall in Lexington. The new group, focused on the Kentucky show and pleasure horse community, is charged with the mission of providing an educational and social venue for equine professionals and other horse enthusiasts from all disciplines. KENA will provide the opportunity for attendees to share ideas and

business strategies, and to obtain up to date knowledge on horse and farm management. Supported by the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative and the Kentucky Horse Council, the Sept. 16 educational topic will be “Threats to American Equestrianism” presented by Col. Walter Herd. Herd is a horseman, retired Army colonel, Kentucky Horse Council director and strategic consultant. “By creating this group, area equestrians demonstrate recognition of the importance of the horse

show and pleasure industry to Kentucky’s horse economy”, said Dr. Ed Squires, director of the Gluck Equine Research Center Foundation."The UK Equine Initiative looks forward to working with this group in support of our educational and research mission.” The Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners and professionals to attend the Sept. 16 event. For details and reservations, visit

Car show to benefit Shriners Organizers of the annual Labor of Love Car Show, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Boone County Fairgrounds hope to jumpstart donations for Shriners Hospital. The event annually raises money for Shriner’s Hospital, last year the total was down due to the economy. “We certainly will do better this year. We have already made more progress thanks to some very good sponsors,” said organizer Phyllis Haynes. All models and makes of

cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display. Gates open at 8 a.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. Awards will be given out at 4 p.m. The registration fee will be $10 to show your vehicle. Admission is free but you can place a donation in the Shriners bucket that will be available. There will be plenty to do: music by Hot Sounds Mobile DJ Systems, a model car contest, various door prizes, food and lots of family fun. The Red Rover Van from the Cincinnati Reds

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Where has this summer gone? When I was a kid, my parents told me how time just goes faster and faster the older you get, and by golly they were right! So as we cruise into the month of August, here are a few things for you to do doing in your garden and landscape: • Keep watering as needed. Remember, one inch of rainfall every 10 days or so for established plants, so supplement as needed. Less frequent watering, but deep and thorough when you do. Newly planted plants generally require watering more often. Not sure how much rain fall your yard has gotten? Install that rain gauge! • Keep deadheading those spent flowers on annuals, perennials and roses. Removal of spent flowers encourages new growth, and new growth means more flowers. It may also help to keep those plants from getting stretched and leggy. • Annuals looking stretched and leggy? Cut them back! Most annuals respond nicely to a good

a late crop of beans. These are all cool temperature loving plants; as they mature, they’ll be maturing in cooler fall weather. • Keep planting perennials for colors that come back year after year. • Now’s the time to dig and divide those iris. Cut the leaves back to a third of their size, dig the rhizome clump and wash soil off, cut rhizomes apart so each section has one healthy fan of leaves, inspect and pitch rotted (decayed) or borer-infested rhizomes, prep soil and replant. Water well, and water as needed. • Keep harvesting fruits and veggies as they ripen. Over ripened fruits left in the garden are perfect habitats for insects and diseases. Keep harvesting those herbs, and start drying them for winter use. Don’t let those annual herbs flower, as that tells the plant to stop growing. • Keep mowing the grass on a regular basis (never remove more than a third of the blades each time you mow), and mow at a higher level rather than lower (3 to 3.5

haircut right now. Cut them back, water as needed, and within a couple of weeks you’ll get new growth, new flowers, and a whole new plant as we Ron Wilson head into the fall In the months. Continue garden feeding annuals and perennials as needed, and keep feeding those container plantings as needed. • Stop feeding woody trees and shrubs at this stage, and be cautious about any pruning. Whole branch removal can be done, but be cautious about severe pruning. We don’t want to encourage new growth that may not harden off for the winter, and we don’t want to remove spring flower buds that have already formed or will be forming this month. • Now’s the time to start that fall garden. Beets, cabbage, carrots, collards, mustards, turnips, radishes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach can all be planted right now, as well as

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Governor’s Garden expands at Horse Park On July 22 first lady Jane Beshear worked with students from the Scott County High School FFA Chapter and representatives from the Finance and Administration Cabinet, the Kentucky Horse Park and the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Foundation to plant vegetables at the Governor’s Garden, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. “Gardening is a fun, healthy activity that allows

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August 19, 2010


Keep an eye on kids near pools Most of us have seen depictions of drowning on TV – there’s splashing, yelling and a lifeguard running to the rescue. But emergency medicine professionals caution that’s not how it happens in real life. “Recognizing drowning is probably harder than people think it is,” says Jordan Bonomo, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine, neurosurgery and neurocritical care at University of Cincinnati. “Generally, there’s no splashing going on. There isn’t flailing or screaming – it’s usually the person’s head bobbing up and down under the surface. You’re looking for someone one moment and then they’re gone.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there were 3,443 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States in 2007, an average of almost 10 deaths per day. In addition, almost 500 people died in boatingrelated incidents. But even if the person is pulled from the water and survives 24 hours, Bonomo said there can be serious side

effects from what are called “neardrownings.” Complicated near-drownings involve resuscitation efforts at the scene, he says. Survival rate depends on the length of immersion, the temperature of the water and the person’s physiological status beforehand – meaning that a younger, healthier person is generally going to do better. “A key factor in near-drowning survival is the effectiveness of bystander CPR and the time it takes to re-establish oxygen delivery,” said Bonomo. He says it’s also a myth that someone can receive CPR, cough water out of their lungs and be perfectly fine: “Anyone requiring resuscitation after a near-drowning should receive emergency medical care. It takes a while to clear the water out of the lungs, to reestablish adequate circulation and perfusion to get your brain functioning again.” Wendy Pomerantz, M.D., UC associate professor of clinical pediatrics, said she sees many near-drownings in

her role as emergency department physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She says the ultimate recommendation is to keep an eye on children around any kind of water: pools, bathtubs, even a bucket of water or a toilet. Caregivers should stay an arm’s length away to provide “touch supervision.” While there’s some evidence that swimming lessons are protective against drowning, Pomerantz says it’s not a guarantee: “Someone may know how to swim, but if they fall in with their clothes on, they can panic and go under.” For home pools, she recommends four-sided fencing at least four feet high around all sides of the pool as the best preventative measure. “The fence should have a selflatching gate and a lock where small children can’t reach,” she says. “You should have a life ring to throw to anyone in the pool and definitely should know CPR.”

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Thomas M. Diehl, 309 Pleasure Isle Dr., second degree burglary, fourth degree assault, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license at 23 Edwin Dr., Aug. 8. Eric T. Biehl, 8950 Renetta Ct., reckless driving, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license, possessing license when privileges are revoked, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle at 300 W. 12th St., Aug. 8. Andre Clark, 601 York St., fourth degree assault at 1025 Scott St., Aug. 7. James W. Robertson, 11857 Taylor Mill Rd., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 2404 Alden St., Aug. 7. Nicholas A. Saunders, 7257 Bernard Ave., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 300 E. 8th St., Aug. 7. Lewis E. Whisby, 102 Promontory Dr., Apt. A, fourth degree assault at 1405 Banklick St., Aug. 7. Michael Basey, 9847 Dunraven St., time when retail premise to closestop selling liquor at 732 Greenup St., Aug. 7. Anthony A. Everson, No Address Given, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana at 1326 Banklick St., Aug. 7. Matthew W. Gegner, 410 W. 8Th St., possession of marijuana at Pike and Holman, Aug. 7. Jamel M. Taylor, 1953 Dutch Colony, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Greenup St., Aug. 7. Brenda S. Sharp, 201 W. 21St , fourth degree assault at 201 W. 21st St., Aug. 6. Michael A. Adkins, 1220 Russell St., second degree disorderly conduct,

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menacing, resisting arrest at Greenup St., Aug. 7. Jesse R. Crumes, 1199 Highway Ave., possession of marijuana at 1000 Greenup St., Aug. 6. Bonnie L. Foster, 1116 Greenup St., #3A, first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 400 W. 7th St., Aug. 6. James A. Gregory, 1834 Euclid Ave., fourth degree assault at 1834 Euclid Ave., Aug. 6. James K. Marshall, 136 Bluffside Dr., possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence at 200 E. 11th St., Aug. 6. Celina A. Webb, 6803 Sebree Dr., #2, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernaliabuy/possess, failure to produce insurance card at W. 4th St., Aug. 6. Nichole R. Hensley, 110 Sunset Pl., fourth degree assault at 110 Sunset Pl., Aug. 6. Brian A. Mcilvain, 413 Linden St., possession of marijuana at 413 Linden St., June 5. Zachery S. Murphy, 2 Wallace Ave., Apt. 3, second degree disorderly conduct, first degree hindering prosecution or apprehension at 2 Wallace, Apt. 3, Aug. 5. Eric T. Taylor, 515 Watkins St., no registration plates, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license, second degree trafficking in a controlled substance at 3200 Rogers St., Aug. 5. Sherrie L. Jones, 504 Muse Dr., second degree assault at 504 Muse Dr., Aug. 5. Christopher J. Maxwell, 1637 Caddie Ct., theft, second degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana at 1318 Madison Ave., Aug. 5. Michael A. Bishop, 728 Philadelphia St., #4, fourth degree assault at 728 Philadelphia St., Aug. 5.




Kenneth E. Hayden Jr., 1704 Madison Ave., Apt. #3, second degree criminal mischief, theft, receiving stolen property at 2302 Casino Dr., Aug. 5. Jeffrey O. Robinson, 16 E. 20Th St., possession of marijuana, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license at Intersection of E. 20th and Pearl, Aug. 5. Ian E. Beaudry, 4450 Earlsfilled Loop, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at I-75 S. exit 192, Aug. 5. William J. Cain, 152 Ashland Dr., theft of identity, serving bench warrant for court at 303 Court St., Aug. 4. Karen S. Marshall, 1622 May St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest at 200 W. 16th St., Aug. 3. Colin P. Flannery, 3601 Glenn Ave., possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property under $500, first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree disorderly conduct at 3601 Glenn Ave., Aug. 3. Benjamin R. Eure, 1339 Scott Blvd., #1, second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana at 0-100 Block of E. 15th St., Aug. 2. Thomas P. Tarbell, 7328 Holbrook Rd., theft of services, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, first degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Aug. 2.



A fire was intentionally set at 1224 Holman Ave., Aug. 7. A fire was intentionally set at 1230 Holman Ave., Aug. 6.


A woman was struck several times at 20 E. 40th St., Aug. 7. Two women assaulted each other at 2028 Greenup St., Aug. 3. A woman was assaulted at 619 W.

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Assault, theft

A woman was assaulted and had $200 in cash taken from her at Howell St., Aug. 8.


A wallet, $30 in cash, and a dog leash were stolen at 1714 Banklick St., Aug. 8. Prescription medication and $400 was stolen at 1711 Banklick St., Aug. 6. Two rugs, a rug runner, a statue, and a checkbook were stolen at 208 W. 36th St., Aug. 6. A TV, computer, scanner, camera, cell phone, and internet router were stolen at 132 E. 11th St., Aug. 4. A washing machine, refrigerator, cabinets, a tool chest, and a cement mixer were stolen at 8816 Decoursey Pike, Aug. 2. Striping machines, a dish washer, and a boat motor were stolen at 329 E. 16th St., Aug. 2. Four bass guitars, an amp, two microphones, a computer, two cell phones, and prescription medication were stolen at 2035 Franklin St., A., Aug. 2.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Copper piping was stolen at 117 E. 13th St., Aug. 6.

Criminal mischief

A vehicle was shot at 1300 Maryland Ave., Aug. 9. A vehicle was vandalized at 3810 Leslie Ave., Aug. 7. The passenger side tires of a vehicle were flattened at 1405 Banklick St., Aug. 7. A fire hydrant cap was thrown through a window at 633 3rd St., Aug. 7. The window was broken out of a vehicle at 432 Watkins St., Aug. 7. A pad lock was stolen at 909 Main St., Aug. 5. A vehicle was scratched at 30 Indiana Dr., Aug. 5. A brick was thrown through the passenger side window of two vehicles at 3923 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 3. A vehicle was spray painted at 434 Baltimore Ave., Aug. 2. A vehicle's ignition switch was damaged at 1533 Greenup St., Aug. 2. TV and cable lines were cut at 1619 Holman Ave., Aug. 2.

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Two catalytic converters were stolen at 4300 Boron Dr., Aug. 9. $500 in cash was stolen from a purse at 401 E. 20th St., Aug. 8. $12 was stolen at 75 Indiana Dr., Aug. 8. A vehicle was stolen at 922 Highland Pike, Aug. 8. A weedeater was stolen from a vehicle at 401 16th St., Aug. 7. A shoe was stolen at 4293 Winston Ave., Aug. 7. A bicycle was stolen at 302 Philadelphia St., Aug. 7. A bicycle was stolen at 1522 Garrard St., Aug. 7. A vehicle was stolen at 202 Greenup St., Aug. 7. A GPS unit was stolen at 1261 Parkway Ave., #16, Aug. 5. A bicycle was stolen at 73 Juarez Circle, Aug. 3. A bicycle was stolen at 3926 Winston Ave., Aug. 3. Approximately 50 scraped electric fan motors were stolen at 2844 Madison Pike, Aug. 3. An inflatable pool was stolen at 3120 Latonia Ave., Aug. 2. $100 cash and three credit cards were stolen at 722 Philadelphia St., Aug. 2. A generator was stolen at 533 Goetta Pl., Aug. 2. A vehicle was stolen at Pleasant St., Aug. 2.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

A vehicle's license plate was stolen at 410 Delmar Pl., Aug. 2.

Theft, criminal mischief

Property was taken from two vehicles which were damaged during the theft at 4115 Church St., Aug. 3.

Theft, forgery

A bar sold alcoholic beverages after closing at 144 10th St., Aug. 7.

A woman's trespass was trespassed against at 323 W. 6th St., Aug. 3.

Fraudulent use of a credit card, theft

Withdrawals were made from a bank account without authorization at 1831 Madison Ave., Aug. 2.

A man had a necklace, cell phone, and money taken from him at 214 W. 6th St., Aug. 7. A man was forced at gunpoint to withdraw $500 from an ATM at 535 Madison Ave., Aug. 5. Cash was taken from a woman at 1221 Clark St., Aug. 3. A man had his wallet stolen at gunpoint at 1409 Greenup St., Aug. 2. A vehicle was stolen at Intersection of Madison and Robbins, Aug. 2.

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at 409 Madison Ave., Aug. 7. A man was threatened with physical harm at 630 W. 12th St., Aug. 6. A person was threatened at 119 Promontory Dr., Apt. E., Aug. 3.

Criminal trespassing


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Checks were stolen and forged at 106 Idlewood Ct., Aug. 2.

A fired bullet was shot through a window at 668 W. 5th St., Aug. 6.

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Criminal mischief, wanton endangerment

A man was slapped several times at 102 Promontory Dr., Aug. 6.

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Sexual abuse

A woman tried to have intercourse with a unconscious man at 1513 Russell St., Aug. 3.

Terroristic threatening

A man was threatened with violence

Time when retail premise to close-stop sell liquor


Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault

At 304 Timberlake Avenue, Aug. 6.

Fraudulent use of credit card

$895 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 3396 Cherry Tree Lane, Aug. 7. At 3104 Dixie Highway, Aug. 1.

Giving officer false name or address, warrant At I-75, Aug. 5.

Possession of marijuana

$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 4086 Circlewood Drive, Aug. 11.

Second degree burglary

At 2301 Crestbrook Drive, Aug. 5.

Second degree criminal mischief At 2513 Woodhill Court, Aug. 3. $3,000 worth of damage to structure reported at 570 Stevenson Road, Aug. 8.

Theft by unlawful taking

$400 worth of tools reported stolen

at 319 Commonwealth Avenue, Aug. 6. $55 worth of clothes reported stolen at 528 Greenfield Lane, Aug. 5. $412 reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, Aug. 5. $40 reported stolen at 323 Sunset Avenue, Aug. 6. $350 worth of tools reported stolen at 719 Bromley Crescent Springs Road, Aug. 6. At 510 Commonwealth Avenue, Aug. 5. $90 worth of tools reported stolen at 17 Price Avenue, Aug. 7. $30 worth of drug/narcotic equipment reported stolen at 721 Meadow Wood Drive, Aug. 7. At 3158 Dixie Highway, Aug. 6. $300 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 3110 Dixie Highway, Aug. 10. $118.58 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 535 Buttermilk Pike, Aug. 10. $200 bicycle reported stolen at 3534 Kimberly Drive, Aug. 10.

Third degree criminal mischief

$450 worth of vehicle damage reported at 102 International Lane, Aug. 6. $400 worth of damage to structure reported at 3724 Bristol Court, Aug. 10.

Third degree possession of controlled substance

$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 2301 Crestbrook Drive, Aug. 5.

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Incidents/investigations First degree possession of controlled substance

At 2511 Plantation Drive, Aug. 8.

Fourth degree assault

At 51 Orphanage Road, Aug. 9. Third degree possession of controlled substance At 2511 Plantation Drive, Aug. 8.



Mona K Tapp, 20, 4031 Applewood Court B2, execution of bench warrant for shoplifting, execution of bench warrant for nonsupport at 4031 Applewood Court, Aug. 9. William C. Ballinger, 53, 2250 Callant Road, menacing at 2112 Declaration Drive, Aug. 5. Michael P. Cetrulo, 48, 1716 Mt. Vernon Drive, indecent exposure at Madison Pike, Aug. 5. Ella C. York, 38, 304 Eden Avenue, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, resisting arrest at 1028 Bristow Road, Aug. 6. Joshua D. Nance, 24, 5194 Madison Pike, execution of Boone County warrant at 5194 Madison Pike, Aug. 6.

Incidents/investigations Assault fourth degree, terroristic threatening, menacing Man threatened victim inside Frisch’s at 2116 Declaration Drive, Aug. 5.

Criminal mischief

Auto vandalized $250 at 819 Cox Road, Aug. 6. Auto vandalized $250 at 10169 Falcon Ridge, Aug. 6.

Indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest

Woman changed maxi pad in victim’s front yard at 1030 Bristow Road, Aug. 6.

Menacing, disorderly conduct At 10781 Brentwater, Aug. 11.


Tools $99.99 at 2136 Declaration Drive, Aug. 9.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 75 Carrie Way, Aug. 6.

Theft of indentity of another without consent

At 826 Ridgepoint Drive, Aug. 9.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Beth Darnell, 28, of Florence and Chantha Ouk, 27, of Cincinnati, issued July 30, 2010. Jeanie Worley, 46, and Mark Shenefelt, 36, both of Erlanger, issued July 30, 2010. Robyn, Staurovsky, 30, of Kentucky and Joseph Engels, 32, of Minnesota, issued July 30, 2010. Jamie Fenton, 27, and Joseph Marksberry, 31, both of Bellevue, issued July 30, 2010. Tara Lloyd, 19, and Andrew Miller, 26, both of Erlanger, issued July 30, 2010. Ana Mendiola, 25, of Cincinnati and Andrew Salach, 33, of Covington, issued August 2, 2010. Jaclyn Wiley, 25, of Ohio and Johnny Flowers, 31, of Kentucky, issued August 2, 2010. Velma Bishop, 54, of Kentucky and G.J. Johnson Jr., 71, of Virginia, issued August 2, 2010. Bobbie Pollitt, 31, and Michael Bush, 21, both of Independence, issued August 2, 2010. Nereyda Zavala, 31, and Gilberto Garcia, 26, both of Florence, issued August 3, 2010. Shar-Day Carlton, 24, of Ohio and Horace Smith II, 25, of Kentucky, issued August 3, 2010.

Hind Dawod, 54, of Jordan and Mazen Hamza, 51, of Jerusalem, issued August 4, 2010. Ann Meiners, 31, of Ohio and Roberto Bradford, 38, of Georgia, issued August 4, 2010. Christina Billingsley, 46, and Timothy Grubb, 38, both of Covington, issued August 4, 2010. Brandy Toler, 21, and James Jackson, 22, both of Ludlow, issued August 4, 2010. Amy Caldwell, 28, and David Klein, 34, both of Covington, issued August 4, 2010. Dawn Halsey, 30, and Michael Barrett, 30, both of Independence, issued August 4, 2010. Ashlee Loftis, 23, and Michael Kennedy, 26, both of Villa Hills, issued August 4, 2010. Lauren Williams, 26, of Florida and Brandt Davis, 29, of Indiana, issued August 5, 2010. Sheena Whalen, 22, and Richard Grooms, 23, both of Covington, issued August 5, 2010. Nyquicha Jackson, 29, and Anthony Dodds, 35, both of Cincinnati, issued August 5, 2010. Kim Burkhart, 51, and Charles Burkhart, 59, both of Cincinnati, issued August 5, 2010.

Meghan Eldridge, 24, and Jeremy Jackson, 25, both of Fort Wright, issued August 5, 2010. Rebecca Meismer, 33, of Cincinnati and William Farro, 36, of Edgewood, issued August 6, 2010. Penny Hall, 21, and Donald Robison III, 23, both of Cincinnati, issued August 6, 2010. Berry Castleman, 39, and John Rijswijck, 41, both of Burlington, issued August 6, 2010. Temitope Ayanrinola, 27, of Crescent Springs and Kenneth Hushie, 27, of Taylor Mill, issued August 6, 2010. Mary Ryan, 61, and William Ryan, 57, both of Dayton, issued August 9, 2010. Bynne Rosemeyer, 26, of Cincinnati and Brian Wesselman, 25, of Union, issued August 11, 2010. Teresa Logan, 47, and Matthew House, 39, both of Oklahoma City, issued August 11, 2010. Cherilyn Grillot, 25, and Benjamin Jacobs, 35, both of Batavia, issued August 11, 2010. Kristin Estepp, 25, and Jason Streety, 25, both of Erlanger, issued August 11, 2010. Stephanie Jones, 44, and Leonard Jones, 61, both of Middletown, issued August 12, 2010.

Deaths Mildred Francis Lightner Armstrong, 80, Elsmere, died Aug. 9, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. Her husband, Russell H. Armstrong; son, Rusty Armstrong and grandson, Jonathan Hill, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Nellie Hill of Morning View and Jessie Dalton of Walton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Walton Food Pantry, c/o Walton Christian Church, 50 S. Main St., Walton, KY 41094.

Gloria Ruth Arnzen

Gloria Ruth Arnzen, 66, Villa Hills, a homemaker, died Aug. 7, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. Survivors include her son, Tyler Arnzen of Villa Hills; sister, Janet Armstrong of Linesville, Pa.; three brothers, Dr. Thomas Miller of Redmond, Wash., Francis Cornmesser of San Juan Baptista, Calif., and Lester Cornmesser of LaPorte, Texas. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Wanda L. Ashley

Wanda L. Ashley, 65, Elsmere, died Aug. 13, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert Ashley of Elsmere; daughters, Kristina Ashley of Edgewood and Sherry Lynn Blazer of Cincinnati; son, Robert Bryant Ashley of Elsmere; brother, Elmer Farrell of Taylor Mill; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Taylor Mill.

Michael Lee Cook

Michael Lee Cook, 56, Independence, died Aug. 11, 2010, at his home. He was a sheet metal worker for Local 24 Teamsters and member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Independence. Survivors include his wife, Sherril Bridges Cook; daughter, Jessica Cook of Independence; son, Jacob Cook of Bromley; step-sons, Elias Murphy of Louisville, Seth Murphy of Osan Air Force Base, South Korea, Nathan Murphy of Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, and Zechariah Murphy of Independence; sisters, Cathy Cox of Independence, Paula Melton of Morning View and Sherry Henderson of Morning View. Memorials: Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051.

Lyda Mae Cox

Lyda Mae Walker Cox, 96, Bossier City, La., formerly of Covington, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Bossier City, La. She was a homemade candy sales clerk at the J.H. Shillito Co. of Cincinnati and a clerk at Park Dry Goods of Covington. A member of South Side Baptist Church of Covington, she was the PTA president of the 5th District and Jon G. Carlisle elementary schools, Covington. Her husband, Glavis “Skip” Cox, died in 1999. Survivors include her daughters, June Cox Ballinger of Bossier City and Gloria Cox Houston of Erlanger; sister, Alma Walker Wiley of Covington; four grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; four great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and four step-great-great grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Ronald L. Daugherty

Ronald L. Daugherty, 67, Newport, died Aug. 10, 2010, at his home. He was a warehouseman for Richardson and Associates. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Bravard Daugherty; daughters, Rhonda Fryman of Burlington, Kim Colston of Newport and Melissa Asher of Newport; brother, Jerry Daugherty of Independence; sisters, Margaret Herzog and Sandy Batton, both of Latonia; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Ronald L. Daugherty Memorial Fund, c/o Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

Elmer Dorgan

Elmer Garland Dorgan, 82, Burlington, died Aug. 12, 2010, in Burlington. He was an electrician with ADT, World War II Navy veteran, member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians,

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Elmer Dorgan

Elmer Garland Dorgan, 82, Burlington, died Aug. 12, 2010, in Burlington. He was an electrician with ADT, World War II Navy veteran, member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Young at Heart in Latonia and former scout leader at Corpus Christi Church in Newport. His wife, Betty J. Miller Dorgan; son, Robert Dorgan and daughter, Cindy Luken, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Donald Dorgan of Burlington, Thomas Dorgan of Independence, Garry Dorgan of Erlanger, William Dorgan of Villa Hills; daughters, Mary Johnson of Topeka, Kan., Pamela Neace and Sue Dorgan, both of Burlington, Becky Ramsey of Erlanger; brother, Thomas Dorgan of Cold Spring; sister, Audrey Cliff of Silver Grove; 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hosea House/ECHO, 901 York St., Newport, KY 41071.

Rayburn C. Edwards Jr.

Rayburn Clayton Edwards Jr., 54, Erlanger, died Aug. 11, 2010, at his home. He was a member of Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati. Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Laughlin of Burlington, Vt., Anita Dixon and Alexis Edwards, both of Lexington, Ky., and Cheri Alexander of Pekin, Ind.; mother, Jeanette Tucker of Erlanger; brothers, Charles Tucker of Erlanger and Tim Tucker of Indianapolis; sisters, Debra Kadler of Erlanger, Yvonne Beghtol of Frankfort, and Elizabeth Thomas of Trenton, Ohio and nine grandchildren. Memorials: Vineyard Community Church Healing Center, 11340 Century Circle E., Cincinnati, OH 45246.

Earl Edward Emmett

Earl Edward Emmett, 85, of Cincinnati, formerly of Dayton, Ky., died Aug. 11, 2010, at Greystone Nursing Home, Cincinnati. He was a lithographer, farmer and World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his brother, John Emmett of Covington; sisters, Shirley Emmett of Dayton and Marion Koehler of Fort Wright. Memorials: Salvation Army, 340 W. 10th St., Newport, KY 41071.

Sandra Eten

Sandra Eten, 50, Alexandria, died Aug. 7, 2010, at her home. She was a substitute teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul School and for Campbell County Schools and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Eten; sons, Lawrence Eten Jr. and Mathew Eten, both of Independence, Nathan Eten of Alexandria, and Ryan Jacob of Alexandria; and sister, Joeclyn Couch of Melbourne.

Her husband, Earl Gavin, and son, Clyde Gavin, preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Stephen Gavin of Ludlow. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger. Memorials: Immanuel United Church of Christ, 110 Boone Street, Bromley, Ky. 41016 or Bromley Life Squad, 226 Boone Street, Bromley, Ky., 41016.

Larry F. Hodges Sr.

Larry F. Hodges Sr., 62, Fairfield, formerly of Covington, died July 25, 2010. He was a Vietnam veteran. His wife, Valerie Hodges, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Thelma Hodges; his son, Larry Hodges Jr. of Fairfield; sisters, Kathy Buchanon and Debbie Hodges; brothers, Mike Cook and Allen Cook; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45013.

Allen Raymond Jahnke

Allen Raymond Jahnke, 87, Florence, died Aug. 8, 2010, at Brighton Gardens, Edgewood. He was a controller from Didier Taylor Refractories Co., formerly the National Lead Co., a World War II Army veteran, member of St. Mark United Church of Christ in Latonia., Golden Rule Masonic Lodge 345 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite, Syrian Shrine, Sons of Dixie Barbershop Chorus, past president of Cincinnati Chapter of Planning Forum, past director of National Association of Accountants and Cub master for the Boy Scouts of America. His wife, Jeanne Ruth Olschner Jahnke, died in 2007. Survivors include his sons, Carl Jahnke of Florence and Mark Jahnke of Fort Wright; sister, Esther Phipps of Hendersonville, N.C.; three grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Memorials: St. Mark United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 15141, Latonia, KY 41015.

Everett Ray Johnson

Everett Ray “Eddie Ray” Johnson, 24, Independence, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He was a laborer for Szabo Concrete. Survivors include his son, Carter Johnson of Hebron; parents, Samantha and Sam Farris of Independence and Ray and Tina Johnson of Independence; sisters, Krista Johnson and Bridgette Johnson, both of Independence; brothers, Nicholas Farris, Jacob Farris and Tyler Johnson, all of Independence; grandparents, Jerra Johnson of Florence and Ray Johnson of League City, Texas. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Covington. Memorials: Carter Mason Johnson Trust Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank branch.

Dorothy Kincaid

Dorothy Kincaid, 81, Elsmere, died Aug. 14, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was an inspector for Equitable Bag Co. and a member of Elsmere Baptist Church. Her husband, William Kincaid, and sons, Larry and Ronnie Sullivan, died previously. Survivors include her sons, David Sullivan and Robert Kincaid, both of Walton, Kenneth Kincaid of Elsmere and Billy Kincaid of Union; daughters, Sandy Knauff of Minneapolis, Minn., Sharon Williams and Linda Henry, both of Independence, Diane Tanner of Elsmere and Conner Emerson of Walton; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden, Erlanger. Memorials: Elsmere Baptist Church Shut-in and Outreach Fund, 250 Garvey Ave., Elsmere, KY 41018; or Elsmere Baptist Memorial Fund, 250 Garvey Ave., Elsmere, KY 41018.

Barbara B. Knasel

Barbara B. Knasel, 64, Latonia, died Aug. 10, 2010, at her home. She worked as an account manager with Avaya Inc. for more than 10 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post in Latonia and the Red Hat Society. Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Gahman of Taylor Mill; son, Earl Donald Knasel of Latonia; sisters, Jean Moeves of Fort Wright, Martha Rheynard of Ceresco, Mich., and Mary Jane Knasel of Taylor Mill; brothers, Clarence Vastine Jr. of Hebron, William T. and Dennis Vastine, both of Orlando Fla.; and one grandchild. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Paul E. Mertle

Paul E. Mertle, 46, Florence, died Aug. 3, 2010, in Florence. Survivors include his brothers, Ray Mertle of Taylor Mill and Gerard Mertle of Florence; sisters, Peggy Whitacre of Covington, Debbie Lorenz of Avondale, Ariz., Sharon Engelhard of Alexandria and Theresa Mertle of Florence. Memorials: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202.

Patty J. Miller

Patty J. Kuckein Miller, 77, Edgewood, died Aug. 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and for-

Rufus Kennedy Jr., 78, Independence, formerly of Yuma, Ariz., died Aug. 14, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He was a water distributor for Yuma County Water and a member of Woodsmen of the World and the New Covenant Apostolic Church of Independence. His sons, Charles and David Besselman, and great-grandson, Sean Ferguson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Kennedy of Independence; son, Rufus Kennedy III of Crittenden; brother, Bill Kennedy of Yuma, Ariz.; sister, Betty Elledge of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

mer member of the First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio. Survivors include her husband, Dana D. Miller; daughters, Robin Brannen of Covington, Regina Burns and Rebecca Wisman, both of Independence; son, D. Douglas Miller of Edgewood; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No public services. Linnemann Funeral Home and Cremation Center is handling arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.


of First United Church of Christ in Cincinnati. His daughter, Jennifer L. Stortz, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Jones Stortz of Cincinnati; daughter, Susan Bilz of Cincinnati and two grandchildren. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati.

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Bobby Phillips

Bobby Phillips, 76, Latonia, died Aug. 10, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center Fort Thomas. He was a heating and air conditioner technician and a Korean War veteran. His wife, Jacqueline Phillips, and daughters, Bobbie Sue Larkin and Debra Johnson, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Judy Crabtree of Florence, Betty Sturgeon of Latonia, Jackie Ledford of Blanchester, Ohio, Mary Curran of Park Hills and Jennifer Guisinger of Covington; sons, Robert Phillips of Erlanger, David and Ronald Larkin, both of Covington; sisters, Sherry Brabant of Fairfield, Janet Baker of Middleton, Ohio, Kim Szwedo of Milwaukee, and Lillian Pagano of Cincinnati; 30 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

Jeremiah L. Ross

Jeremiah Lee Ross, 28, Covington, died Aug. 7, 2010, in Fort Mitchell. He was a cook at Max & Erma’s Restaurant in Crestview Hills. Survivors include his mother, Rene Polley of Cincinnati; father, Ken Ross of Dobson, N.C.; stepmother, Renee Ross of Dobson, N.C.; grandmother, Wilma Polley of Independence; fiancée, Kelly Dannenfelser of Union; daughters, Madison and Noel Ross, both of Lincolnton, N.C.; brothers, Brandon and Blake Ross, both of Bellevue and stepbrother, Toby Wiles of Dobson, N.C.

John Jack Stortz

John Jack Leonard Stortz, 71, of Cincinnati, formerly of Covington, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Hospice of Cincinnati in Western Hills. He worked for CinFab in Cincinnati, was a member of St. Peter & St. Paul United Church of Christ in Cincinnati, Garfield Alumni, Waynesville Skydiving Club in Waynesville, Ohio, and a former member CE-0000416155

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DEATHS From B11 Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.

Ruth David Torline

Ruth David Torline, 90, Covington, formerly of Taylor Mill, died Aug. 14, 2010, at St. Andrews Health Campus, Batesville, Ind. She was the co-owner/operator of Torline Meats of Taylor Mill and a member of Sunny Acres United Methodist Church, Taylor Mill. She also was a cafeteria volunteer for St. Anthony Church School, a seamstress, cook, swimmer and friend. Her husband, Albert M. Torline, died in 2001 and her daughter, Shirley Cleversly, died in 2008. Survivors include her son, David Torline of Greenhills, daughters, Joyce Mitchell of Covington and Cindy Lyttle of Batesville, Ind.; sister, Nedra Benn David of Elsmere; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: St. Anthony Church, 485 Grand Ave., Taylor Mill, KY 41015; or St. Andrew’s Health Campus Activities Fund, 1400 Lammers Pike, Batesville, IN 47006.

Wesley Tucker

Wesley Tucker, 92, Melbourne, died Aug 12, 2010, at his home. He was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Covington. His wife, Ida Mae Tucker, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Pam Tucker of Melbourne; son, Terry Tucker of Latonia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

Charles J. Vieth

Charles J. Vieth, 65, Independence, died Aug. 6, 2010, at his home. He was a court reporter for more

than 30 years, owned CJV Reporting and was a Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his daughters, Nicole Vieth-Clayton of Florence and Kathleen Vieth of Independence; brother, Robert Vieth of Florence; sister, Eileen Kailholz of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and one grandson. Memorials: Veterans Affairs Medical Center Volunteer Service (135), 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Robert Ray Walls

Robert Ray Walls, 60, Erlanger, died Aug. 8, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a manager for Fazio Foods. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Walls; daughter, Linda Walls of Erlanger; sons, Bobby Walls of Fort Thomas, Rick Walls of Silver Grove and Mike Walls of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Sue Taylor of Fort Myers, Fla., Beverly Hays of Greenup, Jennie Napier and Penny Baker, both of Newport; brothers, Jimmy Walls of

Fort Myers, Fla., and Billy Walls of Covington; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No public services. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Shirley M. Weiss

Shirley M. Faris Weiss, 82, Erlanger, died Aug. 7, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker, a member of Joy Club, Lloyd Memorial High School Alumni Class of ‘46 and member of the First Church of Christ, Burlington. Her husband, Myles Samuel Weiss, died previously. Survivors include her nephews, Richard Faris Jr. of Burlington and James Faris of Washington, D.C., and niece, Deborah Sue Beagle of Winfield, Tenn. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: First Church of Christ, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, KY 41005.

Denver Whaley

Denver Whaley, 63, Union, died Aug. 6, 2010, in Union. He was a fence builder with the Richwood Farms and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Laura Whaley; sons, Denver Whaley Jr. of Union and Brendan Whaley of Anderson Township; daughters, Heather Whaley of Erlanger and Kim Runyon of Washington; brother, Sam Whaley of Union; sister, Carol Smith of Independence and three grandchildren. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, Verona.

Teddie Kay Williams

Teddie Kay Williams, 65, Florence, died Aug. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, David D. Williams of Florence; sons, Jeff Martin of Newport and Greg Martin of Florence; sisters, Dina Mecce of Independence, Shirley Holiday of Latonia, Judy Hubeler of

Cincinnati and Betty Luster of Fairfield; and four grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright is handling arrangements.

Janice Maureen Woodall

Janice Maureen Shelanie Woodall, 65, Florence, died Aug. 11, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a timekeeper for the Internal Revenue Service. Survivors include her husband, Elige E. Woodall Jr.; sons, Sean Woodall of Florence, Scott Woodall of LaDera Ranch, Calif.; Keith Shelanie of Ludlow; sister, Debbie Smith of Asheboro, N.C., and two grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Wine tasting, silent auction to benefit Crohn’s foundation

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Southwest Ohio will hold its fourth annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth St., Cincinnati. Listen to music by djdq while enjoying a sampling of international and domestic wines paired

with great hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will also available, in additional to delicious desserts. Take a chance with the silent auction for great items such as fine dining gift certificates, theater tickets, trips, spa packages, hotel packages, gift baskets, sports memorabilia, Reds tickets, photography, wine, jewelry, golf,


glass blowing classes and a Fuji bike. You can also try your hand at raffles for additional prizes. “We are happy to be able to help support this great event by donating a Fuji bike,” said Karen Bliss, Fuji’s marketing director. “Riding bikes is a great way to get in some fun, easy exercise and

ease the stress of dealing with Crohn’s.” Tickets are $55 a person or $480 for a reserved table of eight. They are available through the Southwest Ohio CCFA at 513772-3550 or online at Ticket prices will increase $10 per ticket after Aug. 18.

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