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Amber James said she didn’t set out with a goal to graduate at the top of her class. She also didn’t plan to slack off throughout her high school career, either. Her hard work was worth it. James earned the distinction of being named the valedictorian of Western Hills University High School’s class of 2011. “I just don’t accept substandard grades,” said James, a Western Hills resident. “ I practice m y schooling. I l o v e school.” A s much as she enjoyed her time at West High and cherishes the friendships she’s made, she said she’s looking forward to taking the next step in her life. James said she’ll miss her teachers, but she’s thankful for all they’ve done to help her KURT BACKSCHEIDER/STAFF prepare for college. Western Hills University High School graduates Brianna Lockridge, left, and Amber James, both of Western Hills, are the top two She said she will attend the University of students in this year’s class. Lockridge is the salutatorian and James is the valedictorian. West High students were graduated Cincinnati this fall, where she will major in Wednesday, May 18. engineering and software engineering. “I enjoyed everything about high school; all When asked what advice she would give was a little disappointed she wasn’t the valeincoming high school freshmen, James only dictorian because that has always been her the teachers and students, the proms and goal, but she said she quickly put the disap- dances and getting to know everyone,” she needed two words. pointment aside and was happy to be this said. “But I’m ready to graduate.” “Stay focused,” she said. Lockridge said she will attend the Ohio Fellow graduate Brianna Lockridge agreed year’s salutatorian. She can take pride in the fact her commit- State University in the fall. She plans to major with the advice. Lockridge, the salutatorian of the class of ment to education allowed her to graduate in in English and then go to law school. the top 10 percent of her class. 2011, said school has to come first. Like James, Lockridge said she’ll miss high “Take everything seriously,” she said. For more about your community, visit The Western Hills resident said at first she school, but is also ready to move on to college. www.cincinnati.com/westernhills.
Oak Hills cuts more from its budget The Oak Hills Local School District is making more budget cuts, according to a new release from the district, and the superintendent indicated the district will need new revenue at some point in the future. According to the release, the cuts will be: • Eliminating two more administrative positions, bringing the total to nine. • Shared services agreement for the position of treasurer. • Not replacing a teacher for the fourth- and fifth-grade strings program. • Reduction of 11 instructional aide positions. • Maximizing class sizes to negotiated agreement levels. • Deployment of a new gifted services model for middle school students. Oak Hills has been working with elementary and middle school teachers to get license endorsements in the area of gifted education. This allows classroom teachers to provide gifted services to identified students. Three gifted intervention specialists will move into classroom teacher positions vacated by retirements or resignations. Oak Hills hopes to continue this best practices model in the future. These cuts will result in savings estimated at $1.1 million for the district. This announcement comes less than two weeks after the board voted to eliminate 30 positions for next school year and approved other budget cuts that may total $4 million a year.
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Those reduced positions include 16 certified employees, such as teachers, school counselors and some administrators; and 14 classified, or support, positions, such as custodians, office workers and cafeteria servers. The reductions also include seven administrative posi- Yohey tions. About half of the reductions will result in layoffs because subsequent retirements and resignations will allow some people to keep or switch jobs, according to district Superintendent Todd Yohey. The district also agreed to a two-year salary and wage freeze, including a freeze on all step increases that are currently part of salary schedules. The freeze will impact employees for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.
The freeze and reductions impact all certified and classified staff, including all administrators. The district also announced the outsourcing of technology support to Datacom Specialists. A decrease in revenue from what was originally forecast forced Oak Hills back to the drawing board to determine additional spending reductions, Yohey said. “Our goal is to make strategic decisions that have the least amount of impact on our instructional program and is in the best interest of our students,” he said. “We are fortunate to currently find ourselves in a stable financial situation, even though we have been deficit spending for a few years. “However, a trend of deficit spending is not sustainable without seeking new revenue from our community at some point.” For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/local.
Oak Hills, Wyoming to share treasurer
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The Oak Hills Local School District will share treasurer services with Wyoming City Schools. The Oak Hills school board approved an agreement to share Oak Hills Treasurer Ronda
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Sarah Ritter said she always dreamed of going to college at the University of Notre Dame. In order to fulfill her dream the Seton High School senior said she knew she had to work hard throughout high school. Ritter did just that. The North College Hill teen earned her place as the valedictorian of the class of 2011.
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“I was in awe a little bit,” Ritter said about learning she was this year’s top graduate. “Class rank was never of big importance to me. I just always worked hard. “I was happy to know my hard work paid off,” she said. Ritter said incoming freshmen should remember to work hard at whatever they do, and find a passion and stick to it. “Always have a goal in mind,” she said.
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“I knew I wanted to attend Notre Dame, so I knew I had to do well in school.” A member of Seton’s volleyball team, campus ministry and vocal ensemble, Ritter said Seton has been a home to her. It’s also home to her mother, Mary, who teaches health and physical
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Wyoming, and of course will attend all board meetings and other events as needed,” Johnson said. “I am committed to serving the needs of both districts in the treasurer capacity. This model has been working well for more than a year between Three Rivers and Reading, with both boards of education very pleased with the arrangement.” She said given the reduction in state and local revenue, Oak Hills is implementing many cost reduction measures, and the district was excited to partner with Wyoming when they approached Oak Hills about this opportunity.
Johnson s a i d Wyoming’s former treasurer resigned in December, and with the Johnson push from the state for shared services, Wyoming initiated the conversation as a way to reduce non-instructional expenditures in both districts. Through the arrangement, she said Oak Hills will save about $43,000 and Wyoming will save about $70,000. Oak Hills Superintendent Todd Yohey said the district has reduced spending
Seton High School seniors Cathie Bisher, left, and Sarah Ritter maintained focus on their studies throughout high school. Ritter is the valedictorian of this year’s graduating class and Bisher is the salutatorian. Seton seniors graduate Thursday, June 2.
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education at Seton. “I always had a dream to come here,” Sarah said. “Being a part of the Seton community is indescribable. We always say we’re a sisterhood of sisters, and I’m going to miss that family.” She said the support and guidance she’s received
from her parents and her sister, who also attends Notre Dame, is the reason she’s been able to succeed. Ritter will join her sister at Notre Dame this fall. She said she plans to study electrical engineering. Cathie Bisher said she didn’t know what to think when she found out she was this year’s salutatorian. “I was shocked,” she said. “At first I didn’t tell anyone. It was nice to enjoy the success to myself.” The Delhi Township resident said she has a drive within her to do well. “I don’t like knowing I didn’t do my best at something,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to finish what I set out to accomplish.” Bisher said her advice to incoming freshmen is to look at each day at Seton as a blessing. “These four years fly by,” she said. “Enjoy the people and your failures because they
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About graduation Who: Seton High School Where: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2 How many: 119 seniors in the class of 2011 teach you great lessons.” She took advantage of her time at Seton and was involved in several activities. She was on the tennis team, serves as yearbook editor, and is a member of Spanish Club, a student ambassador and president of National Honor Society. She said she’ll definitely miss the people at Seton the most. “I’ve made a lot of great friends here and the teachers have taught me so much,” she said. “Not being able to see my friends every day is going to be hard for me.” Bisher said she is attending Xavier University this fall. She said she undecided on a major, but at the moment is considering going into education. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/local.
through several cost-saving strategies. He said the district recently negotiated new contracts that freeze all wages, salaries and steps for the next two years for all employees, made reductions in administration, teachers and support staff, outsourced its technology support and is now sharing a treasurer with Wyoming. “I commend our board, administration, teachers and all employees for doing the right thing for our community at this time,” Yohey said. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/local.
BRIEFLY Memorial Day celebrations
The Delhi Township Veterans Association will have a Memorial Day ceremony starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 29. It will be at the Veterans Memorial Park, 934 Neeb Road. Guest speakers include Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune. The ceremony will include a reading by Henry Armstrong, a decorated veteran and member of the association. A Killed in Action brick in honor of Francis Jeffrey Trotta will be added to the KIA memorial. Trotta was killed in 1970 while serving with the Marines in Vietnam. His will be the 19th KIA brick added to the memorial. Those attending are asked to park at the Delhi Township senior/community center, 647 Neeb Road, where bus shuttle service will be provided. Only vehicles with a parking permit will be allowed to park at the memorial.
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May 25, 2011
St. Dominic festival to be held Memorial Day weekend
Western Hills High School graduates Robin Brice, left, and Mahogany Armstrong were excited to walk in the commencement ceremony and receive their diplomas. Western Hills students graduated May 18, at the Cintas Center at Xavier University
The main scoreboard at the Cintas Center welcomed Western Hills High School’s class of 2011 graduates. Western Hills students graduated May 18, at the center on Xavier University’s campus.
St. Dominic Parish festival will be Friday, May 27, to Sunday, May 29, at the church, at Pedretti and Delhi roads, in Delhi Township. Times are: 6-11 p.m. May 27; 5-11 p.m. May 28, and 3-11 p.m. May 29. Major award – first prize is $25,000; second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500. Tickets are $25 and only 2,500 will be sold. There will be a spaghetti dinner 5-7:30 p.m. May 28, and a chicken dinner from 4-7 p.m. May 29, both in O’Connor Hall. The Bid N Buy silent auction will have many
items to bid on. There is also a live auction at 8:30 p.m., which will include two vacations and a puppy package among other items. Entertainment nightly – Bird Finder on Friday, Tressler Comet and Saturday, and Tommy & Hub on Sunday. Handicap parking is provided, as well as continuous shuttle service off Delhi Pike to the right of Kroger behind Huntington Bank and in the old Central Hardware lot next to KFC. For more about your community, visit www. cincinnati.com/delhitownship.
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May 25, 2011
Elder’s top graduates happy work was worthwhile By Kurt Backscheider email@example.com
Hard work paid off for Elder High School seniors Nick Lehan, left, and Josh Rieskamp. Lehan is the valedictorian of the class of 2011, and Rieskamp is this year’s salutatorian. Elder seniors graduate Tuesday, May 31.
Nick Lehan said he was shocked when he heard the news he is the valedictorian of Elder High School’s class of 2011. Once the shock wore off, the Delhi Township teen began to rejoice in his accomplishment. “I was really, really happy,” Lehan said. “I’ve put in so much effort and hard work. I felt really proud of myself
because something I worked hard toward finally paid off.” He said being valedictorian is a goal he’s aimed for since his freshman year, when he first saw class rankings and realized he was near the top of his class. Lehan said he was always neck and neck in the rankings with this year’s salutatorian Josh Rieskamp, and Rieskamp was actually the top student in the class at the end of last school year.
Lehan said his advice to incoming freshmen who want to do well is to maintain a strong work ethic and set high goals – starting from day one freshman year. “The benefits you get in the end are pretty unimaginable,” he said. A member of the drama club, leadership scholars program, Elder Honors Program, National Honor Society and a peer tutor, Lehan kept busy throughout high school.
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He said his fondest memories will be of Kairos retreats and being involved with the shows in the Seton-Elder Performance Series. “I’m definitely going to miss the camaraderie at Elder,” he said. “It’s just amazing to see how much everyone interacts outside of class and is nice to each other. It’s hard to leave that behind.” Lehan said he will attend Xavier University in the fall, and he plans to major in pre-veterinary medicine. Rieskamp, also of Delhi, said he was slightly disappointed he slipped to the second spot in the class, but that feeling didn’t last very long. “I was still extremely happy that I was at the top of the class,” he said. “I was happy all my hard work throughout high school was paying off.” He said his parents and his teachers were great influences on him, encouraging him to study hard and enjoy learning. He advises young high school students to carpe diem, or seize the day. “Definitely know that high school goes by fast, a lot faster than you expect,” he said. “Make the most of your
Graduation info Who: Elder High School Where: College of Mount St. Joseph When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 Speaker: 1979 Elder graduate Brian Kelley, president and general manager for Coca-Cola How many: 210 seniors in the class of 2011 time and always do your best, whether its sports or school.” Rieskamp was also active at Elder, running track and cross country, volunteering with the Elder Food and Toy Drive, serving as a peer tutor and student ambassador and taking part in the Elder Honors Program and National Honor Society. He said he’s also going to miss the unity his class shared. “It’s something special at Elder that I don’t think you find at other schools,” he said. Rieskamp said he’s attending Centre College in Danville, Ky., this fall. He plans to double major in English and biology. For more about your community, visit www cincinnati.com/local.
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Traci Garcia said she was pleasantly surprised to learn she is the valedictorian of her class at Mother of Mercy High School. “I try to work hard at everything I do, but I never imagined I reached that level,” the Green Township resident said. “My parents were ecstatic.” Garcia said the key to succeeding in high school is staying focused and not being afraid to ask for help when needed. “Your teachers and peers are the greatest resource you have,” she said. Another piece of advice she has for young high school students is to maintain balance between academics and extracurricular activities. Garcia said it’s important to be involved in a variety of activities in order to be a well-rounded person. She said there is an atmosphere at Mercy that can’t be explained, and she will miss everything about it. She’s been an active member of the academic team, the student recruitment team, campus ministry, Student Advancement Leadership Team, the thespian society, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society and went on a summer mission trip. “It’s more than a school to me; you become Mercy. The circle of Mercy is timeless,” she said. “You’re never going to have this again, the security and the opportunity to explore who you are.” Garcia will continue her educational journey next year at Xavier University, where she said she plans to major in public relations and minor in Spanish. Elizabeth Bley said the day she learned she was this year’s salutatorian was already an exciting day because it was the same day her mock trial team was preparing to leave for the
Who: Mother of Mercy High School Where: Ceremony is at the school When: 8 p.m. Friday, May 27 (open only to families, friends, faculty and alumnae) Speaker: 1964 Mercy graduate Pat Schelle Furlong, founder and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy How many: 113 seniors in the class of 2011 state championship. Finding out she finished second in her class was just icing on the cake. “I was absolutely honored,” the Cleves teen said. “It was nice to know everything I worked toward for four years paid off. “My parents were extremely happy as well,” she said. Bley’s advice to incoming high school students is to pursue your passions and follow your interests. “Don’t be afraid to look into all the different opportunities you have, and work hard at it,” she said. She said the students, teachers and extracurricular activities are all part of Mercy’s environment, and the encouragement students receive every day means so much. Bley was also active in many organizations, including mock trial, the academic team, student council, Student Advancement Leadership Team, campus ministry, student recruitment team, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. “I’ll miss the fact you can walk into the building every morning and there will be people there to say, ‘Hi,’ and be behind you supporting you in whatever you want to do,” she said. Bley said she will attend the Ohio State University this fall, and she plans to study biomedical sciences. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/local.
May 25, 2011
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Rey school has dedication A dedication, blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, June 5, will officially mark the opening of Cincinnati’s newest Catholic high school, DePaul Cristo Rey. The program marking this historic opening will begin at 3 p.m. in the school gymnasium, 1133 Clifton Hills Ave. at Central Parkway, one block south of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. DePaul Cristo Rey is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and offers underserved students in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky the opportunity for a strong college preparatory education
Saints make edible books Seton High School students put their cooking skills to the test during the school’s annual Edible Book Contest. Students were asked to make an edible creation inspired by their favorite books or works of art. From “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Giving Tree” to “Water for Elephants” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the students’ projects were unique and impressive!. This year, a new category was added to the competition – the Heifer Project. Seton has been raising funds for the Heifer Project, an organization dedicated to end hunger and poverty around the world, during
most of the 2010-2011 school year. The students were challenged to create a cake or other edible item that reflected the mission of Heifer International. While each creation was outstanding, only a few chefs could walk away with the top distinctions! Sarah Kammer won the Adult Literature category with her depiction of a sword for the “Wizard’s First Rule.” Leigh Cucinotta won the Student Choice Award for her Book of Monsters inspired by the Harry Potter series. Megan Catanzaro won the Teen Book category for a hole-filled cake from the book “Holes.”
Anna McGowan took the Children’s Book category with a caterpillar climbing through a strawberry from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” A larger-than-life hamburger cake from “Don’t Eat This Book” and created by Laney Sportsman took the Principal’s Choice award. Rachel Richter won the Art Category with her Starry Night cake. A barnyard scene by Anna Hinzman, Kelly Simpkins and Liz Hurley took the Heifer Project Category.
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in a Catholic setting. DPCR’s first students, members of the class of 2015, will arrive on campus later in June. Among those expected to attend and participate in the dedication ceremony are: Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk; Dr. Jim Rigg, Catholic Schools superintendent; Sister Barbara Hagedorn, SC, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati; and other business and civic leaders representing DePaul Cristo Rey’s ties to the city and the business community through its innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). The dedication will also include the unveiling of a mural by Cincinnati artist
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
“ This new valve can save lives
IN INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY NOT OTHERWISE BE GIVEN
THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SURGICAL VALVE REPLACEMENT.” DR. DEAN KEREIAKES, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR FOR THE PARTNER II TRIAL OF TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT AT THE CHRIST HOSPITAL HEART AND VASCULAR CENTER
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McAuley High School Seniors and student council co-presidents Katy Flanigan and Carley Powell, with student council moderator Alecia Lewkowich at the school’s time capsule ceremony May 18.
McAuley ends year with anniversary celebration The school year at McAuley High School has been filled with special events to celebrate its 50year anniversary. In September, there was a special Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral where McAuley celebrated with the two other archdiocesan high schools, La Salle High School and Moeller High School, that are celebrating 50-year anniversaries. September also brought McFestival, a full-fledged carnival on McAuley’s front lawn which brought back to campus many alumnae and their families, and Katie’s Pub, a night of dancing and fellowship in McAuley’s cafeteria, which had been transformed into an Irish pub. September also brought a special Mercy Day Mass, a day when McAuley celebrates annually the founding of the Sisters of Mercy by Catherine McAuley. In October, the high school sponsored a Women Who Inspire evening, complete with inspirational speakers, alumnae impromptu gatherings, and
champagne and desserts. This spring, an Alumnae Day of Service in March ushered alumnae to McAuley’s chapel for a prayer service and then out into the community to volunteer at various social service agencies. In April, a successful 50th Anniversary McAuction, An Affair to Remember in Ireland, broke attendance and profit records. At the spring musical, The Sound of Music, alumnae who were in the cast of the 1982 and 2001 productions of the same show, were treated to a special reception after the Saturday evening performance. The year-long celebration wrapped up May 18, with a 50th Anniversary Mass celebrated at the high school. Members of McAuley’s first class, the Class of 1964, were invited to worship with the current students and then stayed for a reception. The final, culminating activity was the burial of a time capsule, which was loaded with memorabilia after Mass in front of the entire school.
Cardiologists with The Christ Hospital Are First in Greater Cincinnati Region to Perform Heart Valve Replacement without Open Heart Surgery Aortic stenosis (AS) results from the hardening or narrowing of the aortic valve; AS obstructs the flow of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is one of the two most common heart valve problems in the United States and ranks among the top five Medicare cardiac diagnoses. Patients with severe AS may experience chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting. Although AS typically progresses slowly without symptoms, once symptoms occur the prognosis is guarded and survival is limited. Treatment of AS has traditionally involved open heart surgical valve replacement, which has considerable morbidity and mortality in elderly, frail individuals with complicating medical issues. Now, physicians at The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital are involved in a clinical research study (The PARTNER II Trial) using the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve. This allows doctors to replace the aortic valve without open heart surgery by using a catheter instead. The Christ Hospital is the only center between Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio to offer this novel, less invasive valve trial. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provides a treatment option for patients with symptomatic AS who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery. “Unfortunately, elderly patients with multiple medical problems may not survive traditional valve surgery,” says Dean Kereiakes, M.D., principal investigator in Cincinnati for The PARTNER II Trial and medical director at The Lindner Center for Research and Education and The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. “Our goal in joining The PARTNER II Trial is to provide a new treatment option and hope for these individuals.”
PATIENT STORIES “I couldn’t walk 20 feet without having to sit down. The day I had the procedure, I walked 25 feet and was fine. I’m Bill Whitt again.” William Whitt, 85, who suffered from AS and heart failure symptoms, had TAVR at The Christ Hospital on May 5, 2011.
John Metzger is 82. Because of a failing heart due to AS he had trouble breathing. Last September, recognizing his patient couldn’t wait until the new procedure was approved in Cincinnati, Dr. Kereiakes sent John to Cleveland for TAVR.
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Seton High School students, from left, Andrea Gau, of Delhi Township; Alyssa Caine, of Delhi; Teresa DelPrince, of Price Hill; and Jennifer Rodgers, of Delhi, enjoy themselves at Seton’s prom. The prom took place April 29, at Paul Brown Stadium.
Seton heads to stadium for prom
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From left, Seton High School students Erica Tan, from Delhi Township; Rachel Minning, of Western Hills; and Michelle Hamad, of Delhi, found the perfect dresses for the school prom. This year Seton’s prom took place April 29 at Paul Brown Stadium.
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Seton High School students, left to right, Ali Rebholz, of Delhi Township; Casey Reagan, of Western Hills; Krista Pamisano, of Delhi; Christine Lutz, of Delhi; and Katie Mellott, of Western Hills, were full of smiles at the school’s prom. Seton had its prom April 29 at Paul Brown Stadium.
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Seton High School students, left to right, Olivia Klawitter, from Delhi Township; Cassy Woelfel, of Westwood; Rachel Melgard, of Delhi; and Aiequa Nuley-Wallas, of Western Hills, enjoyed themselves at Seton’s prom. The school had its prom April 29 at Paul Brown Stadium.
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From left, Stacey Radziwon, of Price Hill; Emily Igel, of Cleves; Nicole Bell, of Delhi Township; Ashley Eversole, of Price Hill; and Robbie Ressler, of Price Hill, have a good time at Seton High School’s prom. This year the school’s prom took place April 29 at Paul Brown Stadium.
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The week at Oak Hills
• The Oak Hills boys track team placed fourth with a score of 65 in the GMC Championships, May 14. Oak Hills’ Kevin Konkoly was named Runner of the Year after winning the 400 meter at 48.8 seconds. Cody Lacewell also won the 1600 meter in 4 minutes, 22.93 seconds. In Division I Districts on May 18, Oak Hills placed fourth with a score of 11, advancing them to regionals. Oak Hills’ Steffen won the long jump at 21 feet, 4.75 inches. • In girls track, Oak Hills finished eighth with a score of 28 in the GMC Championships, May 14. • In boys volleyball, Oak Hills beat Sycamore 24-26, 25-17, 25-13, 25-14, May 16.
The week at Elder
• In Division I Districts, the Elder boys track team placed second with a score of 19, May 18, advancing them to regionals. Elder’s Janson placed fourth in the long jump at 20 feet, 6.75 inches; and Elder placed third in the 4x800 meter relay in 8 minutes 13 seconds. • In boys volleyball, Elder beat Milford 25-20, 25-15, 2520, May 19.
The week at Mercy
• The Mercy girls track relay team advances to regionals after placing fourth in the 4x800 meter in 9 minutes, 53.52 seconds, May 18. • The Mercy softball team beat Goshen 6-0 in Division II Sectional Finals, May 19, advancing them to play Ross on May 20. Mercy’s Amy Feie was 2-3 with a double, a triple and two RBI. • In girls lacrosse on May 19, Cincinnati Country Day beat Mercy 15-8. Mercy’s Cara O’Conner scored three goals and Allison Loechtenfeldt made seven saves.
College of Mount St. Joseph baseball players Josh Denny, a junior shortstop; Ben Stroube, a St. Xavier High School graduate, a senior outfielder and Drew Ernst, an Elder High School graduate, a junior pitcher, have been named to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team. Denny led the team in numerous offensive categories, such as average (.426), hits (55) and doubles (14) while Stroube hit .377 with a team-high 13 stolen bases and a team-high tying three home runs. Bouley recorded a team-high six wins, and two shutouts. Mount teammates Trace Norton a senior outfielder, and Brandon Bouley, a senior pitcher, were named AllHCAC Second Team. Senior pitcher Ben Hunterman, an Oak Hills High School graduate, sophomore third baseman Justin Shelton, an Anderson High School grad and senior second baseman John Pasquale, a Colerain grad, were named HCAC Honorable Mention. Norton was a Second Team All-HCAC honoree in 2010 and an Honorable Mention selection in 2009. Pasquale was named Honorable Mention All-HCAC in both 2010 and 2009 while Denny was a Second Team All-HCAC selection in 2009. Bouley was named Honorable Mention All-HCAC in 2009 and Stroube was HCAC Freshman of the Year in 2008.
Thomas More College freshman second-baseman Jason Handley was named to the first-team All-PAC on May 17 by the Conference’s head coaches. Handley is batting .379 as he is 44-for-116 with five home runs, seven doubles, a triple, 42 RBI and 41 runs scored and leads the PAC in stolen bases as he is 17-for18 in stolen base attempts.
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Elder tennis makes history at sectionals By Tony Meale
Other locals perform at districts
With five returning senior starters, Elder High School tennis coach Glenn Wauligman knew his team would do great things this season. Just how great? The Panthers, which were ranked fifth in the final city poll, sent the most players to districts in school history. In fact, the sectional final at the Linder Family Tennis Center May 13 was an all-Elder affair, as senior Drew Schroeder bested senior teammate Danny James 6-0, 6-1. Schroeder became Elder’s first sectional champion since Rob Altenau in 2001. Schroeder (24-6), who has signed with Northern Kentucky University, and James (23-7), who has signed with Saint Joseph’s College of Indiana, are a combined 4713 on the season. “They’re biggest thing is, they train all year,” Wauligman said. “They don’t have an offseason. They’re always competing. They challenge each other.” In doubles action, senior Ryan Patty and junior Nathan Walroth placed third at sectionals. Patty and Walroth floated throughout several positions during the year and developed a nice rapport in the postseason. Unfortunately for Elder, which was seeking to send a player to the state tournament for the first time since Altenau in 2001, all of its district-qualifiers fell shy of Columbus – by one match. Schroeder beat Butler’s Kyle Teague in the opening round (6-1, 6-0) before falling to Sycamore senior Adam Reinhart by the same score, James defeated Centerville’s Nikhil Reddy (6-2, 6-3) but lost to Princeton junior Conner Nagel (6-1, 6-2), and Patty/Walroth beat Trotwood’s Savon Moore and Brandon Davenport (6-2, 6-1) before falling to Mason’s Miguel Cepeda and Luke
Several other locals performed at the Division I district tournament. La Salle High School senior Anthony Heckle lost in the first round to Wilmington junior Marc Sodini (6-0, 62). Heckle advanced after finishing fourth at sectionals. St. Xavier High School sophomore Elliot Bostick of Anderson beat Butler sophomore David Scher in the first round (6-3, 6-3) before falling to Lakota East junior Zachary Mueck in the district quarterfinals (6-1, 6-1). In doubles, St. X’s all-sophomore team of Matt Duma of Sycamore and Matt Santen of Hyde Park beat Butlers Ryan Helke and Mike Berry in the opening round (6-0, 6-1) but fell to Springboro’s Ryan O’Gara and Zach Berry in the district quarterfinals (6-1, 36, 6-4). The Bombers’ all-senior team of Devin Bostick of Mariemont and Ed Broun of Anderson won their first two matches against Springboro and Sycamore to advance to the OHSAA State Tennis Championships May 27-28 at Hilliard Davidson.
Elder High School senior Drew Schroeder became the first Panther to win a sectional title since Rob Altenau in 2001. Tsai (6-0, 6-1). Districts were held at Centerville May 19-21. Despite the losses, Elder is in the midst of a tennis renaissance. Wauligman, who served as an assistant coach for four years before taking over the program this year, promotes Elder tennis whenever possible; he held an alumni event at Western Racquet Club earlier this season for the second consecutive year. More than 200 people showed up, including three players and a
coach from the 1967 squad – the last Elder team that won a GCLSouth title. The Panthers also played a rigorous schedule in 2011, facing seven of the top nine Division I teams in Cincinnati, the top four teams in Divisions II-IV and the top-ranked team in Northern Kentucky. Their only losses were to St. Xavier, which is ranked second in the city, Mason, which is ranked third, and Lakota East, which is ranked fourth.
“It’s tough to compete with schools that have good numbers and two varsity teams, but we’ve gelled well, and we challenge the kids to play during the summer,” Wauligman said. “We’ve really had a good year.” Schroeder and James were named first-team, all-league performers, while Patty, Justin Cova, Kevin Butler and Andrew Cole were named second-team all-stars. Wauligman was named GCL-South CO-Coach of the Year with Moeller’s Andy Hopkins. The Greater Cincinnati Coaches’ Tennis Association named Schroeder to its second team and also named him the most improved player in the city. This year he beat Cepeda, Wyoming’s Mason Bourbon and Loveland’s Ian Streicker for the first time in his career. James was given honorable mention for singles.
Feie, Eggleston lead Mercy to regionals By Tony Meale email@example.com
Elder High School junior Daniel Schwarz, right, successfully stole home against Glen Este during the the Division I sectional finals at Lakota West May 20. The run gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead, but they lost 8-7 in extra innings. Senior Jacob Lindsey, left, awaits the call from the umpire.
Panthers fall in sectional finals By Tony Meale firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elder High School baseball team’s bid to return to the state final for the second time in as many years was derailed by Glen Este in the Division I sectional finals May 20. The Panthers fell 8-7 in 11 innings to finish 14-12 (5-5). Elder senior Daniel Schwarz gave his team an emotional lift – not to mention a 3-0 lead – with a steal of home in the third inning. He finished with two triples and three RBIs on the day, while fellow senior Nick Connor was 3-6 with an RBI. Senior pitcher Tim
Baldrick, who earlier this year threw a no-hitter, started for Elder. He opened the postseason with a completegame 5-0 win over Hamilton May 12 and limited Glen Este to just three hits entering the fifth inning. After a 5-5 start this season, Elder went 9-7 the rest of the way. Baldrick, Connor and senior Jacob Lindsey were named first-team all-league performers for the Panthers, while Schwarz, Alex Bolia, Dewey Freidel and Joe Ramstetter were named to the second-team. Lindsey finished second in the Greater Catholic League South division with three home runs. Other contributors were
Elder senior third baseman Corey Cason fields a grounder and throws out a Glen Este runner at first base.
Ben Coffaro, Jake Herdeman, Kevin Helmers, Frank Rosenacker, David Haley, Ben Gramke, Corey Cason, Anthony Asalon, Tyler Trame, Greg Niehaus, Chris Auer, Andrew Crofton, Kyle Ulmer, Brandon Michael, Keith Burns, Ryan Wood and Zack Coon. Elder was one of just two teams in the GCL to beat St. Xavier, which tied for the conference championship with Moeller.
The Mother of Mercy High School softball team just might be on to something: It’s hard to lose if you don’t allow any runs. The Bobcats have had a lot of success adhering to that philosophy. Mercy is 30 this postseason and has outscored its opponents by a combined 17-0. The most recent shutout – a 3-0 win over Ross in the Division II district championship – gave the Bobcats their 21st win of the season. Juniors Amy Feie and Anna Eggleston, who have pitched every inning for Mercy this season, both had a hand in the win. Feie allowed just one baserunner through the first five frames and struck out 10 in 5.2 innings of work. Eggleston got Mercy out a jam to end the sixth and pitched a drama-free seventh to preserve the win. Mercy advances to the regional semifinals May 26 at Northmont. The Bobcats (21-2, 9-1), which finished the regular season on a 10-game winning streak, have now won 12 straight. Their only losses during the regular season
were to league rivals Ursuline and McAuley; Mercy won rematches with each (8-7 over Ursuline May 9 and 1-0 over McAuley May 10) and has won the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division three years in a row. First-year head coach Stefanie Kathman led Mercy to its second 20-win campaign in three seasons despite graduating six seniors from the 2010 squad. The Bobcats went 39-11 (.780) in the last two years combined, but they were unable to advance past sectionals in either season. This season, however, they beat New Richmond 8-0 in the sectional semifinals May 12 and Goshen 6-0 in the sectional finals May 19. Feie and Eggleston have combined for more than 200 strikeouts on the season and have an ERA well below 1.00. Thirteen of the Bobcats’ 21 wins have been of the shutout variety, including four straight and eight of the last 10. Senior catcher Erika Leonard, with an average approaching .600, continues to mash at the plate, while Nicole Stephan had a clutch hit against Ross.
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Sportsman of Year voting under way pers. Schools covered by that newspaper are listed below the newspaper name. These names were derived from about 250 nominations received online from the readership, coaches and athletic directors. Not all nominations were used. Some top-name athletes might not be on these ballots because they do not attend schools covered by the weekly newspapers. Voting starts Friday, May 20, and runs until midnight Monday, June 6. Top votegetter wins. Voters can cast up to 150 votes per day. The winners will be announced
Lindsay, Elder; Brad Rapking, Taylor; Nathan Sexton, Elder. Sportswomen – Tiffany Caldwell, Walnut Hills (Westwood resident); Rachel Eubanks, Oak Hills; Amy Feie, Mother of Mercy; Ellen Franke, St. Ursula (Delhi resident); Kristen Hayhow, Oak Hills; Erika Leonard, Mother of Mercy; Becca Meyer, Seton; and Katie Phillips, Seton You can reach the ballots by clicking on any of the links designated for each of the three counties in Northern Kentucky and 12 Ohio ballots attached to specific Community Press newspa-
Voting has begun for the third-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports. On the ballot for the Delhi/Price Hill Press are: Sportsmen – Trey Casey, La Salle; Ben Coffaro, Elder; Roderick Garrett, Western Hills; Tommy Konkoly, Oak Hills; Ian Korb, Elder Cody Lacewell, Oak Hills; Jacob
BRIEFLY publicly online and in print June 22-23. Voters will need a cincinnati.com user account to cast a ballot. Sign up by using the link at the top, left-hand corner of cincinnati.com or the link attached to your desired ballot. Contact Jordan Kellogg at email@example.com for assistance to get your account set up. For all other questions on the Sportsman of the Year, contact Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@ communitypress.com.
Athletes of the week
Oak Hills High School athletes of the week Ed Smith and Anthony Wunder have spent much of the year as the Boy's Tennis Team's second doubles. Smith and Wunder are second-year varsity starter, and are 2-4 in the tough GMC beating Hamilton and Colerain, and have non-conference wins against Roger Bacon and Taylor. They took home first place at second doubles at the Oak Hills Invitational beating a tough Northwest team. The duo placed second at the Coaches Classic last
weekend, losing to Mason in the finals. Smith leads the team in Aces, with a career high 15 in the Oak Hills Invitational. A key win for Wunder this season was a two-set win over Princeton. Smith and Wunder are both excellent student-athletes excelling in the classroom as well.
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Cut your grass
I have a question for people who don’t cut their lawns. Why? I look around when I’m walking or driving see that some people do not cut their lawns or only the front and not the back. Leaving your grass high and never cutting it is not only an invite for critters it’s disrespectful to your neighbors. I don’t keep the perfect lawn but I keep it cut and cleaned up. I keep my dog waste cleaned up and certainly
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pick up my dogs waste if I walk him and he goes in someone else’s yard which there are a few lacking in that respect as well. Not keeping your lawn cut and clean and not picking up your dogs waste while walking it is so disrespectful. Dog waste also attracts rats and it doesn’t only smell in your yard, we, as neighbors, smell it as well. It’s not fair for anyone to have to deal with that especially people who don’t even have animals. It is very sim-
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ple to take a few minutes a day to clean up the dog waste out of your yard. And if you keep your grass cut when it needs to be cut then it doesn’t take as long as it would if you cut it once a month. Both of these issues need attention. I realize we have had a very wet spring but when I see one yard out of say ten in a row that’s not cut then I have to wonder why? Now maybe some people are handicapped and don’t have any
We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Delhi Press and The Price Hill Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, help which for that I am sorry for but for the people that aren’t then just take care of your yard!! For you sake, your children’s sake,
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There are Sears Roebuck help supply Sayler Park still good neighbors I think we all remember growing up the Good Neighbors we had. Remember mom baking a cake a suddenly realized she did not have enough eggs, no time to go to the store she would say “go next door Larry and ask Mrs. So Schmolt and So for a couple eggs.” Community Or your Press guest brother would columnist be sick and the man up the street one of the few who had a car would tell mom to bundle him up and he would run her down to the doctor. We tend to forget that these “good neighbors” are still around. Recently a doctor put a patch on my eye and said no driving. It was like someone had cut off my legs, little did I know these Good Neighbors were still around. Standing at a bus stop a stranger stops his car. “Come on I will give you a ride where ever you want to go.” Another calls and said don’t worry about getting to church I will take you. Another I am available 24/7 to take you wherever you want to go, and I know if I had to get to a hospital; at 6 a.m. he would be in front of the house waiting for me at 5:30. A lady drops by with a bowl of my favorite pudding, another with a meal, another with her two sons and says don’t worry they will cut your grass. Yes we tend to forget that we still live in a neighborhood where their still are plenty of Good Neighbors. Larry Schmolt lives in Price Hill.
A shipment of watches to the wrong address set off a chain of events which resulted in the beginning of the nation’s largest mail order company- Sears Roebuck Co. In 1886 a Chicago jeweler sent a shipment of gold-filled watches to a North Redwood Minnesota railroad station. Richard Sears was an agent for the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad. His father lost all of his money in a stock deal and young Richard was also selling coal, wood and lumber to townspeople to make extra money. When no one claimed the watches he saw an opportunity to make extra money. He sold the watches at a reasonable price to other agents and friends. After making a nice profit, he ordered more. Within six months, he had left the railroad and moved to Minneapolis and was selling watches mail-order under the name of R. W. Sears Watch Co. The following year he moved his business to Chicago and was looking for a watch repairman, so he placed an ad in the Chicago Daily
Indiana News. native Alvah Roebuck answered the ad. By 1893, the company name was changed to the Sears Roebuck Co. At that time the Betty United States was a Kamuf rural agricultural Community country with 38 Press guest states. Farmers were their crops for columnist selling cash and buying what they needed from local general stores, like Barman’s or Polly Holtzkemper. In 1891 farmers knew the wholesale price of a barrel of flour was $3.47, but they were paying $7 retail. Farmers around Delhi Township and the rest of the nation formed cooperatives that bought supplies in bulk and eliminated the middleman. Richard Sears saw a market for his mail-order business and started selling what farmers needed through the catalogue. By 1895 it had 532 pages full of shoes, clothes,
baby items, china, musical instruments, watches and furniture. There were also items for horses and buggies. Sears even sold houses through the catalogue between 1908 and 1940. Sales that year topped $400,000, and two years later $750,000. All the merchandise was home delivered either through rural mail carriers like Elmer Zeiser and Gus Bauer. Larger items came by rail and picked up at the train station by local livery owners like Ed Slackey who lived at 171 Monitor. But inventory control was not Sears’ or Roebuck’s specialty so Chicago clothing manufacturer Julius Rosenwald joined the company and organized it to handle orders on an economical and efficient basis. By 1914 the country was moving from an agricultural country to an industrial country. Henry Ford invented the assembly line in 1913 and cars were moving off the assembly line. And governments improved roads for cars to drive on. So farmers were moving to cities for better pay-
ing manufacturing jobs. The city population was now shopping at new department stores like Pogue’s, Shillito’s and McAlpin’s. To compete Sears opened a departments store in a mail-order plant in Chicago in 1925. By 1928 there were 192 stores, 400 by 1933 and 600 in 1941. The Depression did not stop the expansion, but the war did. Stores began closing in 1947 when appliances made of metal stopped production. Sears built the Sears Tower in Chicago in 1969 as its headquarters. The 110-story building was the world’s tallest building. Sears started the Allstate Insurance Co. and the Discover Card. It purchased the Dean Witter Reynolds Organization, and the Caldwell Banker Real Estate Co. Most of these companies have been spun off. In 2004 Sears merged with Kmart under the name of Sears Holding Corp.. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at email@example.com.
The Incline District is distinctive At the bottom of Mount Hope and Elberon avenues is now a “formal” entrance to the Incline District. The beautiful landscaping and magnificent new signage sends a clear message, “This is a neighborhood of distinction!” The origin of the Incline District identity dates back to 1989. At an East Price Hill Improvement Association meeting, Richard Beck, a local businessman and civic leader, spoke in support of a plan to reconstruct the incline by building a tavern at the bottom of the hill and connecting it with a tram, to what was then the Sovereign Restaurant located in the Queen’s Tower. Realizing that the audience was more intrigued with the romance of the original incline than the practically of this business venture, gave me the idea of naming a defined area at the top
of the hill the Incline District – as a way to honor our history and harness our determination to improve the neighborhood; to realize the area’s potential of being Mount Adams West if you will. The idea caught on. Area residents researched local history, and designed and printed Incline District marketing brochures and T-shirts – all at their own expense! The Price Hill Historical Society held Incline District home tours; the media reported our progress and progressive Realtors also identified the area as the Incline District. But most importantly, others, who shared our vision, moved into the neighborhood – a neighborhood that was now also their doings, not a cookie cutter creation of a regional home builder. It was a grass roots effort, a feeling
of being a part of something, a movement, a sense of empowerment and accomplishment – especially knowing that it was happening without the city’s knowledge, support or interference. Unfortunately, then as today, there are cynics who suggest that such efforts are futile, that Price Hill by any name will always be the bottom rung of the West Side social ladder – that Price Hill is a good place to be from but will never again be a place to move to. But the very nature of grass root citizens defies deterrence. Knowing that their upbeat spirit, creativity and courage in the face of discouraging odds is inspiring, they bestir themselves to live in the moment and affect positive change. Their optimism illustrates the truth of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s insight that “what lies behind us
and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within Jim Grawe us.” But the Community frailty of the Press guest human spirit columnist suggests that we need symbols to serve as benchmarks of success; to define our character and sustain our efforts. I believe that the new entrance sign is such a symbol. It is the reward of many people’s efforts, the explanation point of the Incline District idea. It visually says, “This is the pendulum of desire that has swung back to Price Hill. And those who live here – are people of distinction!” Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.
House Bill 194 will ensure fair, secure elections I am pleased to announce that on Wednesday, May 18, the Ohio House passed comprehensive election reform, House Bill 194, a bill I jointly sponsored with Representative Lou Blessing of the 29th House District. HB 194 cuts down on the potential for voter fraud, increases voter access, ensures elections accountability, accuracy, and requires statewide uniformity. We simply cannot afford to have 88 different standards throughout the state for registration, voting, and ballot counting. This bill also recognizes that there still is such a thing as voter responsibility. HB 194 goes a long way to help prevent questions and litigation surrounding the WilliamsHunter juvenile court judgeship race in Hamilton County. Nearly
seven months later, the race outcome has not been decided. This uncertainty causes voters to distrust the electoral process. This bill reduces the potential for litigation due to honest mistakes poll workers might make. HB 194 also provides finality by cutting out the 10 day window to validate provisional ballots. The election should end on Election Day. Other important reforms in HB 194 include eliminating “Golden Week,” which is the period where voters register and vote the same day. This eliminates potential fraud and we must always remember that voter fraud has the same net-effect as voter disenfranchisement. HB 194 also streamlines nofault absentee voting by changing the time frame for Ohioans to con-
tinue voting absentee 21 days prior to Election Day, rather than 35 days currently. HB 194 reduces many of the problems associated with in-person absentee voting by limiting that period to 10 days before Election Day. This legislation also creates statewide uniformity by eliminating the ability for county board of elections to mail out unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Currently, only six out of 88 counties engage in this unfair absentee ballot application mailings process. This creates an unfair advantage over those counties that cannot afford this process. House Bill 194 modernizes our election process by creating a statewide voter database to help verify the accuracy of our state’s
voter rolls, authorizing the use of electronic poll books, improving the validating process for provisional and absentee ballots, and allowing voters to change their registration address online. It also provides additional tools to cleanup the voter rolls with respect to deceased voters. Secretary of State Jon Husted is a great advocate for many of the provisions of this bill, especially those provisions ensuring the integrity of our voter rolls and registration process. The bill does away with Sunday early voting and voting during the weekend prior to Election Day. There are many other significant changes in HB 194, but there is one in particular interest to Hamilton County. This bill makes it illegal for schools (as just happened
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with Hughes High School) to bus students to the polls during the school day. Robert HB 194 properly balances Mecklenborg access, accountCommunity ability, and Press guest equal protection of all voters columnist throughout our great State. Now that the House has done its job, we need the Ohio Senate to do their job and pass HB 194. State Rep. Robert Mecklenborg represents the 30th House District in western Hamilton County, including Green, Delhi, Miami, Whitewater and Harrison townships. Rep. He can be reached at 614-466-8258.
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Representatives from the Cincinnati Reds, city of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Recreation Commission came together to dedicate Fath Field at Oskamp Park in Westwood May 7.
Representatives from the Cincinnati Reds, city of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Recreation Commission come together to dedicate Fath Field at Oskamp Park. Here are three players who will benefit from the field, from left, Max Hofmeyer, Nick Dirr and Zac Schmitt.
Alison, Jamie and Aaron Neiheisel at the dedication of Fath Field in Westwood.
Reds dedicate Westwood’s Fath Field
The coaching staff and players for St. Teresa’s baseball team attended the Fath Field dedication.
Charley Frank, director of the Reds Community Fund, speaks at the dedication of Fath Field at Oskamp Park in Westwood.
A contingent of Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Recreation Commission officials – and baseball players – formally dedicated a West Side baseball field renovation. Fath Field at Oskamp Park in Westwood was dedicated May 7. The joint project between the Reds Community Fund and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission features new dugouts, bleacher seating and other improvements. The project also includes a monument behind home plate recognizing Harry Fath, Cincinnati businessman, philanthropist and Reds shareholder. Oskamp’s field No. 3 will now be known as Fath Field. This park is one of the busiest in the city and is
Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls speaks at the dedication.
Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh emcees the dedication.
home to baseball and softball teams from Covedale, Price Hill, Cheviot and Westwood. Fath’s involvement in the community include trustee positions with the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Opera, Catholic Inner-City Schools Education (CISE), Boys Hope/Girls Hope Advisory Board and many more.
Harry Fath talks about being a player on the ball fields as a child, and how it is important to give back to the community.
Cincinnati businessman, philanthropist and Reds shareholder Harry Fath and Bob Castellini at the dedication of the field named after Fath
Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini after catching the first pitch at the new Fath Field in Westwood. Cincinnati businessman, philanthropist and Reds shareholder Harry Fath speaks at the dedication.
Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh announces the starting lineups at the dedication of Fath Field.
At the ribbon cutting were, in center from left, Harry Fath, Bob Castellini and Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls along with members of Cincinnati Recreation Commission and players who will use the field.
Our Lady of Victory plays St. Antoninus after the dedication of Fath Field at Oskamp Park.
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DANCE CLASSES Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township. EDUCATION
Coupon Nerdz, 6-9 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Learn to reduce grocery bill up to 50 percent. $25. Reservations required. 347-5510. Delhi Township.
Farm Market of College Hill, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Parking Lot. Includes vendors of garden ornaments, mulch and plants. Local produce and home-produced food. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 542-0007; www.collegehillfarmmarket.org. College Hill.
Contract Bridge for Beginners, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. With accomplished bridge player and instructor, Joe Conway. Learn seven phases of game, concentrating largely on bidding and playing. Detailed bridge manuals supplied to each student at first class and will be referenced throughout series. Cost includes contract bridge manual and cards. For Ages 50 and older. $20 per series. Registration required. 853-4100; www.lec.org. College Hill. F R I D A Y, M A Y 2 7
EDUCATION The Four Noble Truths Class Series, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive, Information on fundamental point of Buddhist philosophy. The Reality of Suffering, the Cause of Suffering, the Cessation of Suffering and the Path to the Cessation of Suffering. Free. 385-7116. Colerain Township. FARMERS MARKET
Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.
St. Dominic Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., St. Dominic Church, 4551 Delhi Road, Entertainment by Bird Finder. Bid and buy, raffle, bingo, games for all ages, entertainment and food. Free. 471-7741; www.stdominicdelhi.org. Delhi Township.
HOLIDAY - MEMORIAL DAY
Art of Charley Harper Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Community Center. Locallybased American Modernist artist was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations. Free. Through May 30. 521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township. Community Chest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Community Center. Drop off point for much needed items. Benefits local charity. Free. 521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township. Arlington Memorial Wall, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Garden of Patriotism. Display your tribute to a loved one. A lasting memory will be stored with others after holiday. Free. 5217003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township.
MUSIC - BLUES
Ricky Nye, 6:30-9:30 p.m., VanZandt, 1810 W. Galbraith Road, Free. 407-6418. North College Hill.
Fantastic Farm Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Hands-on educational activities and live demonstrations for children. Includes goat milking, sheep shearing, vegetable planting and more. Buckeye United Fly Fishers will teach fly fishing. Pony and wagon rides available for a small fee. Free, vehicle permit required. Large groups call 521-3276, ext. 100, in advance. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276. Springfield Township.
Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 7283551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sayler Park.
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MUSIC - RELIGIOUS
Harold Rayford, 5 p.m., Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, 1150 West Galbraith Road, With Cincinnati jazz, soul, gospel saxophonist, plus local gospel groups. Benefits Haiti. Free, donations accepted. 522-1150. North College Hill.
Flying Trapeze Lessons and Aerial Fitness, 7-11:30 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Introductory and advanced classes for flying trapeze, no experience necessary. Ages 3 and up. $45. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-5454; www.cincinnaticircus.com. Westwood. Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits School district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Local School District. 851-7908; www.nwlsd.org. Colerain Township.
HOLIDAY - MEMORIAL DAY
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CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township. Senate Bill 5 Petition Signing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Old Mack Volunteer Firehouse, Bridgetown Road at Ebenezer Road. Sponsored by the Green Township Local 2927 of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Green Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Springfield Township.
St. Dominic Church Festival, 5-11 p.m., St. Dominic Church, Entertainment by Tressler Comet. Spaghetti dinner in O’Connor Hall from 5-7:30 p.m. Free. 471-7741; www.stdominicdelhi.org. Delhi Township.
HOLIDAY - MEMORIAL DAY
Art of Charley Harper Exhibit, 9 a.m.-noon, Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township. Community Chest, 9 a.m.-noon, Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township. Arlington Memorial Wall, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township.
MUSIC - ACOUSTIC
Willow Morning, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Featuring Jamie Fota, Ty Chanson and Marcia Gallas. Free. 5422739. College Hill.
The Sayler Park Farmers Market is 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street. Items for sale include local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, baked goods, ice cream, plants and flowers. For more information, call 675-0496. Dagmar Wick is pictured arranging an assortment of jams and jellies she makes in her Delhi Township home.
Creating Your Journey for the Second Half of Life, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Develop personal travel plan for second half of life that covers everything from financial planning to downsizing, health and wisdom. Ages 40 and up. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown.
Adopt-a-Spot Beautification Program, 10 a.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Help with litter pickup the last Saturday of each month. Trash bags, gloves and refreshments provided. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 2518532; email@example.com. Covedale. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2 9
Lunch with a Veteran, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Garden of Patriotism. Eat outdoors to thank veterans for their service. 521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township. Community Flag Raising Ceremony, 11:45 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Garden of Patriotism. With the Werner American Legion No. 513. 521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township. Sycamore Community Band, 2:30-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, South Lawn. Theme: “Celebrate and Commemorate.” Refreshments will be available. Bring seating. Free. 521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township. The Dream Is Real Weekend Adult Late Night, 11 p.m.-4 a.m., Skatin’ Place, 3211 Lina Place, Skate until the wheels come off. For the grown, sexy and mature. Part of the Dream Is Real Weekend. Ages 21 and up. $8; plus applicable fees. Presented by Operation Step Up Inc. 522-2424; www.thedreamisrealweekend.com. Colerain Township.
German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; www.gacl.org/museum.html. Green Township.
Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, baked goods, ice cream, plants and flowers. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park.
Karaoke, 9 p.m., Cruise Inn, 695 Northland Blvd., With DJ Big C. Free. Forest Park.
MUSIC - OLDIES
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HOLIDAY - MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day Ceremony, 9:45 a.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, American Legion ceremony. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 825-2100. Greenhills. Art of Charley Harper Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township. Community Chest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township. Arlington Memorial Wall, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, Free. 5217003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township.
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DANCE CLASSES Square Dance, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. 3216776. West Price Hill. MUSIC - CONCERTS
Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, free members. 251-7977; www.cincibop.com. Riverside.
Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township. St. Dominic Church Festival, 3-11 p.m., St. Dominic Church, Entertainment by Tommy & Hub. Chicken dinner in O’Connor Hall from 4-7 p.m. Free. 471-7741; www.stdominicdelhi.org. Delhi Township.
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Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided.9231985; www.yottaquest.com. Mount Healthy.
SUMMER CAMP - ARTS
Summer Dance Camp for Kids, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Contemporary Dance Theater, 1805 Larch Ave., Daily through June 3. Showing and open house June 4, 10 a.m.-noon. Focuses on creative, empowering, expressive, active and healthy practices of modern dance. Extended care available, $15 extra per child per day. Ages 5-10. $230. Registration required. Dance. 494-6526; mamluftcodance.com/summer. College Hill.
Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Music by Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band. Funny Companie Clowns face painting available. Bring seating. Pets welcome. 300-6160. Greenhills.
Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sayler Park. Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; www.mthcs.org. Mount Healthy.
Life Story Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Focus on finding and telling meaningful stories from your life. Discuss storytelling and writing techniques. Write brief story at home and then read it in class for feedback. Family friendly. $85, $75 residents. Registration required. Presented by Extraordinary Lives. 522-1154. Springfield Township.
Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 3 1
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Wormburners, 8-10 a.m., The Mill Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Senior men golfers, ages 55 and up. Golf and picnics. New members welcome. $30. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 923-3808; email email@example.com. Springfield Township.
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Taste of Cincinnati returns for Memorial Day weekend, with food and music for the 32nd annual edition. Hours are noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29; and noon to 9 p.m. Monday, May 30, over six blocks of Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway, downtown. Some of the 45 participating restaurants include Bella Luna, City BBQ and Habanero Latin America. Each won Best of Taste awards this year. There are more than 60 musical acts, stand-up comedians and “Dancing with the Stars’” Mark Ballas will perform on the Metromix stage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.tasteofcincinnati.com. Pictured is a booth from last year’s festival.
Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.
The Cincinnati May Festival continues with its last weekend of choral concerts Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, at Music Hall. Concerts begin at 8 p.m., with a pre-concert recital at 7 p.m. each night. The May Festival Chorus is joined by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and performs Hadyn, May 27; and Mendelssohn, May 28. Tickets are $19-$105. Pre-concert dinners are available at Corbett Tower for $34. Visit www.mayfestival.com or call 513-381-3300.
When a civilization loses its civility iors we tolerate in the workplace, in public, on television, in entertainment, in our schools, on the Internet, while driving, etc. Everyone of us can compile our own list of observations and experiences: constant adolescent sitcom titillations, crude political barbs, violence, partial-birth abortions, greed, verbal and sexual abuse, increased drug use, dehumanizing pornography, preying on the very young, road rage, admiration for dysfunctional celebrities, etc. It’s tragically comical that we’ve run out of curse words. The profanities of old have become so overused that all we have left in our barrel of crudities is the f-word. So we just use it over and over and over. Civility is dying. Who holds a door open for another? Who gets up and gives a seat to an older person? Who refrains from using harsh or hurtful language? If civility is dying that
When you call a locksmith are they really local? If you get locked out of your house or car and need to hire a locksmith right away, do you know whom to call? Many people will look for a company on the Internet and others will call information on the phone. But, if you’re not careful, the firm you think you’re hiring may not be local – and may not be on the up and up. Kallen Kenneda of Eastgate said his cousin was staying at his house in April and got locked out. Kenneda was out of town so couldn’t help him, but he did check the Internet for what he thought was a local locksmith. Kenneda called the firm and said, “I gave her my address, my phone number, all this stuff. I told her, ‘All the technician’s got to do is come out and pick the little lock – pick the bottom lock. It’ll take five minutes probably.’ She said. ‘OK, it’s going to be $29.95 plus labor, plus parts.’ ” The company, Fast Batavia Locksmith, sent someone right over, but failed to call Kenneda again with the estimate before doing any work. “They were supposed to call me for everything and, obviously, if I didn’t agree with the price I would have just told him to leave. I would have had somebody else come over. It would have been cheaper to get a hammer and knock the lock off and I would have replaced the lock for $30,” Kenneda said. Instead, the locksmith demanded the cousin pay him $160 dollars cash for the opening the door. “For 10 minutes worth of work it costs $160. It’s a joke,” said Kenneda. He said when he heard
about the amount later he immedia t e l y called the company but got nowhere Howard Ain a n d Hey Howard! t h o u g h t a b o u t going over to the firm’s Main Street location. He didn’t go, but I did and found there is no 111 East Main St. in Batavia, which is supposedly the home of Fast Batavia Locksmith. I called the company and learned it’s really located – not in Batavia, Ohio – but in New York. When I told Kenneda what I learned he said, “When I looked it up on the computer it said they’re out of Batavia, Ohio. It’s got an address. But, they’re really out of New York? That’s great. I did not know that.” The Better Business Bureau confirms the mail it sent to that Main Street address was returned as undeliverable. The company tells me it can’t comment on this complaint because the Better Business Bureau is investigating. Two years ago several people were indicted in a nationwide scheme to overcharge for locksmith services, so this type of thing is not new. Therefore, you need to protect yourself by finding a truly local locksmith now. Then, if you have an emergency, you’ll know whom to call. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.
means civilization is as well. We are going downhill, regressing to the savage aggressiveness of the more primitive person. It’s no surprise that an increasing number of young men thrill at watching two men in a cage permitted to kick, punch and assault each other viciously. We euphemistically call it “extreme sport.” Sport? A civilized society’s first line of defense is not more policemen and more laws. What is more powerful is when desirable behaviors are entrenched in a civilization’s traditions, moral values and self-respect. When these elements are taught and practiced, they modify the brutish tendencies that lurk in the shadow-part of human nature. The collective power and lived examples of a civilized society says to others who contemplate following such tendencies, “If you’re going to live here, that’s not done among us.”
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It’s obvious that the noun civility, and the verb to civilize, come from the same root word. The dictionary says that to civilize means “to bring out of a savage, uneducated or rude state and elevate in social and private life; enlighten; refine.” A nation can be called a civilization when they have reached a high level of culture, science, industry and government, as well as when the citizens demonstrate courtesy, politeness and good breeding – which is the meaning of civility. So, after acknowledging the above, let’s observe our society and ask some questions. As a country, are we still manifesting the characteristics that indicate a nation becoming ever more civilized? Is the civility we show one another rising or declining? Are we becoming better educated, courteous and less brutish? To answer these questions, consider the behav-
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Corn bread salad for Memorial Day
Every year I get requests for this recipe always around Memorial Day. I change it up ever year, and this year I’m adding more bacon and a bit more oregano and cheese. I know, it’s not low-fat or low anything, but a real treat to have occasionally. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients. It’s easy to make. Feel free to substitute lower fat ingredients if you want. My editor Lisa suggested plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Make sure it’s Greek and not the sweetened type. 1 pkg. (81⁄2 oz.) corn bread/muffin mix 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, undrained or 1-2 jalapeños, chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 3 ⁄4 teaspoon oregano 1 cup each mayonnaise and sour cream 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix 2 cans (15 oz. each) Great Northern beans, drained
2 cans (15 oz. e a c h ) whole kernel corn, drained or equivalent frozen c o r n , Rita thawed 4 good Heikenfeld s i z e d Rita’s kitchen tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled 4 cups shredded cheddar Prepare corn bread according to package directions but stir in chilies, cumin, oregano. Pour into sprayed 8-inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and dressing mix; set aside. Crumble half the cornbread into a 13-by-9 pan. Layer with half of the rest of the ingredients and repeat layers, ending with cheese. Cover and refrigerate for two hours or more. Serves 10 to 12.
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Betty is an avid cook and loyal reader. 1 cup large olives with pimento 1 clove garlic 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 ⁄2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted 1 sliced whole-grain baguette Parmesan pita crisps, store-bought 1 celery heart, cut into sticks
Preheat oven 425 degrees. Place olives in food processor and grate in garlic, add cream cheese and ricotta cheese. Pulse the cheese and olives into a fairly smooth spread.
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Corn bread salad is a perfect dish for summer grillouts and potlucks. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with hazelnuts. Toast the bread on a baking sheet five to 10 minutes to lightly crisp. Surround the spread with bread, pita crisps and celery.
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I love this punch! You’ll be surprised at the flavor – very mild but with a zing. And such a pretty amber color. Perfect for graduations and large gatherings. Serves 16 to 20.
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What you need to know when baking with sugar substitutes: Remember that most sugar substitutes come with specific substitution formulas. Always check the package. Keep in mind that baked goods will not be the same when baked with sugar substitutes, mainly because non-sugars do not have the ability to melt and caramelize.
When attempting to substitute, be sure to run a test batch. Note that some sweeteners cook much faster than sugar, so be sure to adjust your baking times. Always add extra flavoring everywhere you can; extra vanilla, citrus juice or zest, spices, extracts. Be creative and keep in mind that you need to override the inherent “cool” flavor sensation of the sweetener you are using. To boost moistness in baked goods, try adding a bit of molasses or honey. To achieve a more golden brown color, try spraying the top of your batter or dough with cooking spray before placing in the oven. When making cookies, remember to flatten them a bit – since the substitute sugars are slower to melt, cookies made with it tend to be slower to spread. For a natural, one-to-one baking blend check out www.NuNaturals.com. They have lots of Stevia (a natural, herbal sugar substitute) products and there’s no bitter taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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Brianna Louis, 11, of Dent looks over some of the art work on display during the Oak Hills Local School District Creative and Performing Arts Festival at Oak Hills High School. ERNEST COLEMAN/STAFF
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Rachel Van Tyle, 10, shows her art work to her father David during the Oak Hills Local School District creative and Performing arts Festival at Oak Hills High School April 9.
Susan Slattery and her daughter Sarah, 9, look over some handmade art work during the Oak Hills Local School District Creative and Performing Arts Festival at Oak Hills High School.
Springmyer Elementary School student Jak Durham, 8, plays around as he show off his art work to his mother Marni Durham of Green Township. The two were at the Oak Hills Local School District Creative and Performing Arts Festival.
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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org rg, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant
Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-andolder to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance
area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email email@example.com. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.
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Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities.
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American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail email@example.com. Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 8651164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail email@example.com. Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner
Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-today non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit www.thewellnesscommunity.org and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.
Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail email@example.com. No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit www.scorechapter34.org. Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit www.tristatevolunteers.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or e-mail email@example.com. Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit www.OurTownPage.com or e-mail YouthInPlanning@cinci.rr.com.
Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 474-3100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by engaging in the Meals-on-Wheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. ITNGreaterCincinnati – Seeking volunteer drivers to provide dignified transportation to seniors and visually impaired adults 2 hours per week. Volunteer drivers may be reimbursed in cash for occupied miles and earn Transportation Social Security(tm) credits for their unoccupied miles. ITNGC is part of the Deaconess Foundation Full Life initiative, which strives to find healthcare solutions for seniors and their caregivers. For information call Nancy Schuster at 513559-2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100. To submit your volunteer needs for this column, either e-mail email@example.com, fax 248-1938, or mail the information to: Volunteers, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.
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executive director, Society of St. Vincent de PaulCincinnati. “Even so, I honestly think when we started we didn’t fully appreciate how widespread the need for assistance with prescription medication is in southwest Ohio. We’re reaching our daily capacity for assistance with medication by 9 a.m. each morning.” The St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy was created in partnership with Leadership Cincinnati Class 27 and the Academy of Medicine of Greater Cincinnati. Supporters and collaborators have included the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, the UC College of Pharmacy, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Robert T. Keeler Foundation, the Order of Malta, and many other individuals and private foundations. In 2010, the Charitable Pharmacy is expected to fill more than 30,000 prescriptions valued at more than $2.9 million. The Charitable Pharmacy is in need of financial dona-
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residents in Anderson Township have received 194 prescriptions worth $25,015 in medication. During the same period, across town in White Oak, local residents have received 302 prescriptions worth $26,225. This data is consistent with larger regional and national trends. Despite concentrations of poverty in specific urban areas, people who need charitable assistance are living in every neighborhood. Each patient served by the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy has been carefully screened and their documented expenses exceed all available sources of household income. “St. Vincent de Paul’s neighborhood-based volunteers who visit the homes of families in need across southwest Ohio have repeatedly told us that many of the people they visit are forced to make the difficult choice to forego lifesaving medication or cut back in order to provide other necessities for their family,” said Liz Carter,
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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Special Grant to expand its successful digitization program. LSTA grants are funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, and are awarded by the State Library of Ohio. The $24,000 grant will help pay for purchase of a Flexscan microform scanner. The remaining $49,850 will come from library gift funds. This equipment will allow the library to expand its digitizing capabilities to include microfilm and microfiche. The library currently owns 105,377 rolls of microfilm and 3,363,649 sheets of microfiche, much of which covers topics on local history and genealogical information such as service records of Ohio soldiers from the Civil War, 19th century maps, and area newspapers from the 1700s. Digitizing these materials will enable customers worldwide to conduct research online using these important collections that otherwise would only be available by physically coming to the Main Library during its open hours and accessing them on a microform reader. Digitized materials will be accessible and searchable from the Library's online catalog and OCLC World Cat, and therefore also through Google. “The Library is committed to providing the best possible Library service,” said the library's Executive Director Kim Fender. “Digitizing our extensive local history and genealogical materials that are now only accessible on microfilm and microfiche will allow many more users to utilize these exceptional resources.”
The St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy recently reached two significant milestones. Since opening in September 2006, the pharmacy has filled 70,000 prescriptions worth more than $7 million of medication to people in need throughout Greater Cincinnati. As the only charitable pharmacy serving southwest Ohio, this resource provides a unique form of charitable assistance, especially for local families who live and work in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren counties and are experiencing prolonged unemployment or underemployment or who need ongoing medication to treat a chronic health condition. The St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy provides free prescription medication to patients throughout Greater Cincinnati. While analyzing zip code level data of the patients being served, a significant trend has emerged. Nearly half of all medication is being dispensed to people living in the suburbs who can’t afford to fill their prescriptions. Since the start of 2009,
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Henry “Russell” Crawford, 61, West Price Hill, died May 14. He was a driver for Quality Towing. Survived by wife Carol Crawford; children Jennifer (David) Wade, Kelly, Jackie Crawford; mother Mary Jean ( Crawford; grandchildren Jeremy, Megan, Maddy, Seth, Morgan, Grace, Nick, Hunter; brother Walter (Kathy) Crawford. Preceded in death by father Walter Crawford. Services were May 20 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.
Thelma Bowling Gibson, 82, Delhi Township, died May 16. She was a homemaker Survived by
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husband Bob Gibson; children Patricia, Robin (Deborah) Gibson; grandchildren John Greeley, Robin Jr., Charles, Brandy, Danielle Gibson; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son J.R. “Bobby” Gibson, siblings Sidney, Carl Bowling, Mildred Altman. Services were May 20 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Frances Ray Hinton, 90, Delhi Township, died May 11. She was a homemaker. Survived by children James (Geneva), Monty (Betty), Jeff (Kathleen) HinHinton ton, Mary Steward, Elise (Paul) Houston, Debbie (Ray) Broxterman; sister Anna
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DEATHS Thompson; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband James “Monty” Hinton, siblings Martin, Elroy, Joe, Evelyn, Mary, two grandchildren. Services were May 16 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Dominic Church or the Hospice of Cincinnati.
Michael J. Humphrey, 38, East Price Hill, died May 11. He was a gate operator technician for Tristate Fence and Ironworks. Survived by fiancée Sara Eversoll; children Michael Jr., Jacob, Joshua, Humphrey Amanda, Ashley N. Humphrey; grandchild Oktober Helton; parents Emma Stephenson, John Renaker; stepfather Alan Partin; siblings Jennifer, Matthew, Steven, Douglas, Terry Embry, Dawn Marshall, Crystal Partin; grandmother. Preceded in death by grandparents Thelma, Chester Humphrey. Services were May 18 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.
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Roger Allen Klems, 55, West Price Hill, died May 14. Survived by wife Kathy Klems; children Brian (Brittany) Klems, Jennie (Danny) Bickel; grandchildren Ella, Christopher, Anna, Carson, BK5; siblings Martha (Galen) Klems Weitkamp, Clement Klems, Phyllis (Jim) Collord; parents-in-law Frank, Marlene Nesi; several nieces and nephews. Services were May 18 at Resurrection Church. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to Shriners Hospital.
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William Kohler Sr., 73, Delhi Township, died May 14. Survived by wife Marilyn Kohler; children Bill Jr., Mike Kohler, Kim (Mark) Tam, Missy (Steve) Duell; grandchildren Lauren, Ryan Duell, Brittany Kohler; sister Sue (Jack) Ferguson; niece Holly Greene and nephew Kohler Scott Ferguson. Services were May 19 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Marquita Weaver Nickels, 54, died May 9. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Amie, Charmagne, Wayne Nickels; grandchildren Zoie, Josephine, Olivia McKnight, Aria Nickels-Huff, Tia N’Diaye, Andra Skinner; siblings Barbara McDonald, Billy Weaver; foster mother PatNickels syann Maloney; friends Polly Caudill, Larry Roof. Preceded in death by siblings Harold, Ronald Weaver, Phyllis Martin. Services were May 13 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.
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Sister Maria Fidelis Ritter, 90, born Helen Louise Ritter, died May 17 at Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. She was a Sister of Charity for 70 years, serving as a nurse and psychiatric nurse in the dioceses of Cincinnati, ColRitter orado Springs, Colo., Detroit, Pueblo, Colo., and Miami. While serving as pastoral associate at Good Samaritan Hospital, she helped establish the first Recovery International self-help group in the city.
Survived by nieces. Preceded in death by brother John Ritter. Services were May 23 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Motherhouse. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.
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Sister Theresina Ross, 96, born Josephine Marie Ross, died May 12 at Mother Margaret Hall. She was a Sister of Charity for 76 years. Ross ministered in education for nearly 60 years, 37 in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, including at St. Lawrence, St. Ross Anthony, St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph Orphanage and Holy Cross. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Anthony, Albert, Gerald, Mary Ross. Services were May 18 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Motherhouse. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.
Lucella Carrier Ruhe, 82, formerly of Delhi Township, died May 14 in Stanford, Ky. Survived by children Daniel (Sue), Joseph (Debbie), Michael (Becky), Kellie Ruhe, Peggy “Sis” (John) Caldwell Schultheis, Nancy Dittelberger; son-in-law James Klawitter; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Donald Ruhe, daughter Rhonda Klawitter, parents Clint, Daisey Carrier, siblings Estill, Roscoe, J.C., Cecil Carrier, Dorothy Pullum, Stella Privett, Irene Naegle. Services were May 18 at St. Simon the Apostle. Arrangements by Fox Funeral Home. Memorials to: Lincoln County EMS or Delhi Skirt Game, 934 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233.
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Mary Catherine Dittly Ruprich, 66, died May 18. She was an auxiliary service clerk with Cincinnati Public Schools. Survived by husband Jakob Ruprich; children Theresa (Matthew Johnson), Michael (Connie) Ruprich; mother Mary Catherine Ruprich Dittly; sister Lynn (Donald) Cruse; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by father Bernard Dittly. Services were May 23 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Seton High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Mary Catherine Ruprich, 3901 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.
Robert F. Schroder, 91, died May 12.
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Randy Shears, born 1991, burglary, 1223 Sliker Ave., May 7. Justin Schweitzer, born 1989, excessive sound-motor vehicle, May 8. Danielle Parnell, born 1992, forgery, 3441 Warsaw Ave., May 9. James Allen, born 1988, vicious dog, May 9. Jason Lee, born 1984, forgery, misdemeanor drug possession, 3441 Warsaw Ave., May 9. Marty Borden, born 1981, felonious assault, grand theft auto, robbery, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 9. Matthew L. Grant, born 1983, robbery, 3533 Warsaw Ave., May 9. Sharon Portis, born 1967, domestic violence, menacing, 958 Hawthorne Ave., May 9. Tyshawn Mayers, born 1993, possession of drug paraphernalia, 803 Evans St., May 9. Donita Colvin, born 1976, vicious dog, May 9. Ebony Michelle Mackey, born 1978, vicious dog, May 9. Kevin Braley, born 1984, menacing, 3900 Glenway Ave., May 9. Antonio A. Brown, born 1987, soliciting prostitution, 3350 Price Ave., May 10. David M. Audretch, born 1976, loitering to solicit, soliciting prostitution, 3435 Warsaw Ave., May 10. Don J. Jackson, born 1949, drug abuse, soliciting prostitution, 3441
Warsaw Ave., May 10. Dumar Sweeten, born 1983, abduction, assault, domestic violence, telecommunication harassment, 1263 Ross Ave., May 10. Everido Bernardo Diaz-Diaz, born 1991, loitering to solicit, soliciting prostitution, 990 Woodlawn Ave., May 10. John P. Wilson, born 1987, obstructing official business, 3312 Price Ave., May 10. Rodney Kincer, born 1989, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments, 2500 Warsaw Ave., May 10. Roman Burns, born 1988, loitering to solicit, soliciting prostitution, 3313 Price Ave., May 10. Ryan C. Hess, born 1977, obstructing official business, 3312 Price Ave., May 10. Shawn Williams, born 1979, aggravated burglary, having a weapon under disability-drug conviction or indictment, receiving a stolen firearm, 958 Hawthorne Ave., May 10. Mike Jefferies, born 1975, obstructing official business, 703 Neave St., May 10. Brittany Harris, born 1988, identity theft, 1523 Hilsun Place, May 10. Chris Curry, born 1988, criminal trespassing, obstructing official business, 4020 W. Liberty St., May 10. Christian Jackson, born 1988, city or local ordinance violation, 1620 Dewey Ave., May 10. John Marion Branhan, born 1988,
Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Survived by wife Ruth Schroder; children Jack (Barb) Schroder, Betty (Clyde) Stewart, Susan (Tom) Delisio; grandchildren Katie, Sam, Anne, Jane, Jack Delisio. Services were May 16 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or Westwood Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Cincinnati OH 45211.
Charles F. Studt, 90, Delhi Township, died May 18. He worked in manufacturing. Survived by wife Melva Studt; children Melva (Charles) Davis, Donna Keyes, Charles Studt Jr.; siblings Robert Studt, Margaret Mapin; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Services were May 21 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.
Darrel L. “Big D” Thomas, 57, formerly of Delhi Township, died May 12. He was stationary engineer for the University of Cincinnati. He was an Air Force veteran. Survived by wife Crystal Thomas; chilThomas dren Robby Ludlow, Jennifer, Beau Thomas; granddaughters Lilly, Hannah; sister Karen (Tom English) Bauer; nephews and niece Brian Bauer, Denise, Darren Thomas; father-in-law Earl Malicoat. Preceded in death by parents Hollis, Maurine Thomas, brother Denny Thomas Services were May 17 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.
Mary Kessling Welage, 97, died May 19. Survived by children Jacque (Ron) Docter, Richard Welage, Debbie (Don) Haap; grandchildren Kristen Welage (Andrew) Beardslee, Doug (Julie), Kyle Docter, Andrew (Nicole), Colin, Katie Haap, Bridgette (Andrew) Miller; great-grandsons Timmy, Grant, Jack. Preceded in death by husband Merrel Welage. Services were May 23 at St. Jude Church. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, 1802 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239.
About police reports The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 2638300. assault, 4354 W. Eighth St., May 10. Maurice Rickey Brewster, born 1984, domestic violence, 1030 Rosemont Ave., May 10. Michael Wayne Settles, born 1989, loitering to solicit, soliciting prostitution, 730 Overlook Ave., May 10. Robert Justice, born 1987, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 851 Kreis Lane, May 10. Tiffany D. Smith, born 1981, assault, 1635 Dewey Ave., May 10. Mark Anthony Tobin, born 1985, domestic violence, 814 Fairbanks Ave., May 11. Michael Frazier, born 1962, assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 11.
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Delhi-Price Hill Press
May 25, 2011
REAL ESTATE DELHI TOWNSHIP
5010 Alvernovalley Court: Ginter, Jenny A. to Sowders, Todd; $130,000. 1097 Beechmeadow Lane: Lewis Paul W. to Ries, Dolores E.; $55,000. 485 Greenwell Ave.: Scott, Laverne F. to Krondilou, Alexandria & Keith Thomas; $152,000. 5979 Hickorytree Court: Rudemiller, George G. & Alana C. to Rudemiller, David M. & Meredith C.; $215,000. 552 Morrvue Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to TDA Investments LLC; $71,500. 5309 Plumridge Drive: Lim, Phy & Moeuy Qeun to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $72,000. 882 Suncreek Court: Stewart, Virginia E. Tr. to Gregg, Timothy D. & Marie A.; $157,900. 488 Sunland Drive: Coffey, Timothy J. to Dodge, N. P. Jr. Tr.; $131,000.
EAST PRICE HILL
819 Elberon Ave.: States Resources
Corp. to WPMH Properties LLC; $15,900. 821 Elberon Ave.: States Resources Corp. to WPMH Properties LLC; $15,900. 1726 Quebec Road: Stoll, Mary A. Tr. to Quatkemeyer, Denise; $39,900. 2500 Warsaw Ave.: Fuller, John R. to Bramel, Jordan L.; $36,000.
LOWER PRICE HILL
653 Neave St.: Baker, Carl E. Jr. to Busch, Dan; $30,000. 2520 Glenway Ave.: Infinity Ventures LLC to Brock, Julia M. & Kevin P. Necessary; $90,000. 1701 State Ave.: Scheper, George J. to Hullett, Robert; $15,710. 1703 State Ave.: Scheper, George J. to Hullett, Robert; $15,710.
6442 Hillside Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Whitson, Cheri A.; $120,875. 6405 Revere Ave.: Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I. LLC to
Boeing, Rick; $17,900. 6405 Revere Ave.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I. LLC; $10,350.
WEST PRICE HILL
4117 Liberty St.: Foundation Bank to Rainier, Dorothy Tr.; $9,000. 1216 Quebec Road: Fifth Third Mortgage Co. to HHM Holdings LLC; $5,000. 1021 Regina Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Schnurr, Dennis M. Tr. Archbishop of Cincinnati; $21,000. 1135 Rosemont Ave.: J-MAC Lawn Care and Home Maintenance Inc. to Mynhier, Betty J.; $16,000. 1240 Sliker Ave.: RNP Real Estate LLC to Witt, Bobbi B.; $80,000. 1847 Ashbrook Drive: Deutsch Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Martin, Kimberly I.; $23,000. 4775 Dale Ave.: Wilson, Steven M. to PNC Bank NA; $73,000. 1720 Iliff Ave.: Sacatesaba LLC to
About real estate transfers
Penklor Properties LLC; $24,000. 4942 Relleum Ave.: Greenbriar Homes LLC to Miller, Matthew G.; $97,000. 5059 Sidney Road: Meyer, Laura J. to BOC Enterprises Inc.; $74,000. 3814 St. Lawrence Ave.: Benjamin, David E. and Marsha A. to Fannie Mae; $46,000. 4317 Westhaven Ave.: Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I. LLC to Macke, Gary P.; $23,000. 4317 Westhaven Ave.: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I. LLC; $1,000. 4027 Eighth St.: Infinity Ventures LLC to Penklor Properties LLC; $42,000. 1253 First Ave.: Groll, Mark C. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $30,000. 4762 Loretta Ave.: Schmitz, Jamie and Megan Conly to Case, Susan M.; $108,000. 3739 Mayfield Ave.: Jones, Floyd E. to Fuhrman, Keri; $700. 4143 Pleasure Drive: Weaver, Jeffrey
W. and Brian S. to Willie Properties LLC; $47,000. 4794 Prosperity Place: Adams, Donna D. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $26,000. 1225 Sliker Ave.: Ramer, Paul K. to Build Up LLC; $25,000. 1795 Tuxworth Ave.: White, Jenna R. and Jack C. Jr. to Fryman, Gregory S.; $74,700. 516 Virgil Road: Sizemore, Erik J. to Eagle Savings Bank; $40,000. 1023 Winfield Ave.: Duncan, Courtney to A&A Ultimate Enterprises; $4,500. 1033 Coronado Ave.: Hilsinger, Brian to Green, Collin & Amy; $105,000. 4336 Eighth St.: Fannie Mae to Orling, Roy; $10,000. 1005 Fisk Ave.: Gregory, Sjonte T. to Federal Homes Loan Mortgage Corp.; $54,000. 828 Harris Ave.: Livingston, Gloria E. & Rahman A. to BAC Home Loans Servicing; $78,000. 4012 Jamestown St.: Huffman, Nicholas & Stephanie Fullbeck to U.S. Bank NA; $42,000.
3912 Liberty St.: Vesuvan LLC to Lawrence, Darnell; $3,000. 4056 Palos St.: Beemon, Robert A. to Fannie Mae; $34,000. 4686 Rapid Run Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to RV Holdings Four LLC; $2,500. 1002 Rutledge Ave.: Duke, Margaret E. to Wellendorf, Andrew & Vanessa; $35,000. 1036 Seton Ave.: Valencia, Jose to Canel, Mynor & Isis; $8,000. 1952 Sunset Lane: Fannie Mae to Re Recycle It LLC; $22,000. 545 Trenton Ave.: Cross, Josclyn to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $44,000. 1805 Tuxworth Ave.: Griffin, Melvin T. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $50,000.
Theodore Adams, 36, 5312 Plover Lane, driving under suspension at 500 block of Anderson Ferry Road, April 30. Timothy Howington, 18, 5363 Foley Road, carrying concealed weapons, weapons under disability at 500 block of Pedretti Avenue, May 6. Juvenile, underage alcohol possession at 500 block of Pedretti Avenue, May 6. Johnny Simpson, 76, 5363 Foley Road, furnishing alcohol to minor at 500 block of Pedretti Avenue, May 6. Jennifer Ridener, 28, 4778 Fehr Road, driving under suspension at 5500 block of Rapid Run Road, May 8. Scott Bennett, 36, 4962 Schroer Ave., protection order violation at 4962 Schroer Ave., May 4. Tisaan Coleman, 21, 747 Sedam St., obstructing official business at Delhi Road, May 5. Bianca Smith, 21, 598 Claymore Terrace, menacing at 598 Claymore Terrace, May 5. Two juveniles, curfew violation at 300 block of Francis Ridge Drive, May 4.
Man reported lawnmowers, trailer stolen at 1082 Anderson Ferry Road, April 30. Woman reported GPS stolen from vehicle at 4512 Fehr Road, May 1. Woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 445 Wilke Drive, April 28. 3495 Leland Ave. woman reported GPS, cell phone stolen from vehicle at 400 block of Plum Drive, May 6. Man reported jewelry stolen at 4971 Mount Alverno Road, May 5.
Man reported GPS stolen from vehicle at 5959 Cleves Warsaw Road, May 4. Man reported stereo equipment, TV stolen from vehicle at 5418 Cannas Drive, May 3. Woman reported iPod stolen at 5341 Plumridge Drive, May 2. Man reported radio stolen from vehicle at 5162 Ballantrae Court, May 2. Woman reported vehicle stolen at 4287 Delryan Drive, May 2.
Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.
POLICE REPORTS From B8 James Lee Poynter, born 1964, aggravated menacing, burglary, theft under $300, 2130 Hatmaker St., May 11. Carmen Knight, born 1970, criminal damaging or endangering, felonious assault, theft under $300, 1264 Beech Ave., May 11. Cory Brown, born 1967, assault, 4634 Rapid Run Pike, May 11. David W. Stewart, born 1976, possession of drug abuse instruments, 4101 Heyward St., May 11. Ladonis Peoples, born 1977, trafficking, 4165 W. Eighth St., May 11. Michael Mitchell, born 1990, drug abuse, obstructing official business, 1273 Beech Ave., May 11. Terry L. Kilgore, born 1988, aggravated burglary, 1260 Rosemont Ave., May 11. Ryan Shavers, born 1990, domestic violence, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 12. Tonya Whitfield, born 1975, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 12. Tyrone Moss, born 1980, trafficking, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 12. Ronnie Harris, born 1984, trafficking, 2358 Warsaw Ave., May 12. Jamika Smith, born 1991, assault, 1508 Beech Ave., May 12. Joshua Samuel Smith, born 1992, felonious assault, 1235 Beech Ave., May 12. Michael E. Melford, born 1979, violation of a temporary protection order, 4373 W. Eighth St., May 12. Tyrone Hardy, born 1965, obstructing official business, 4100 Talbert Ave., May 12. Tyrone Moss, born 1980, trafficking, 3900 W. Liberty St., May 12. Anthony Pleasant, born 1989, trafficking, 2701 Lehman Road, May 13. Carolyn Yvonne Hester, born 1971, obstructing official business, 3838 W. Eighth St., May 13. Eddie Martin, born 1991, grand theft auto, obstructing official business, trafficking, 3411 Glenway Ave., May 13. Felicia Pate, born 1969, felonious assault, 915 Fairbanks Ave., May 13. Tishchelle Johnnson, born 1990, assault, 3748 Warsaw Ave., May 13. James Alvin Caddel, born 1961, assault, 1989 State Ave., May 13. Charlotte Bradford, born 1983, assaulting a law officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, 1610 Iliff Ave., May 13. Daniel S. Rice, born 1976, assault, obstructing official business, 858 Overlook Ave., May 13. Donnell Humphrey, born 1970, aggravated menacing, 1627 Minion Ave., May 13. Joseph Hughes, born 1986, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of weapon under disability-drug conviction, 1918 Westmont Lane, May 13. Isau Hernandez, born 1981, domestic violence, 3201 Warsaw Ave., May 14.
Justin Stith, born 1990, theft under $300, 140 Huey Ave., May 14. Amy Springer, born 1984, drug abuse, child endangerment/neglect, 1200 Rutledge Ave., May 14. Calvin Upshaw, born 1971, domestic violence, 1246 Rosemont Ave., May 14. Nikki F. Linville, born 1983, disorderly conduct, 4109 Flower Ave., May 14. Steven C. Springer, born 1984, child endangerment/neglect, 1234 McKeone Ave., May 14. Tawana Mullins, born 1983, disorderly conduct, 631 Trenton Ave., May 14. Gregory Gardner, born 1992, possession of weapon under disabilitydrug conviction, 2850 Price Ave., May 15. Jack L. Sanders, born 1971, aggravated menacing, telecommunication harassment, 2917 Price Ave., May 15. James Earls, born 1983, theft under $300, 3021 Warsaw Ave., May 15. Jude U. Mmereole, born 1989, domestic violence, 1705 Quebec Road, May 15. Nigel Pitts, born 1989, domestic violence, violation of a temporary protection order, 3021 Warsaw Ave., May 15. Antonio Hinkston, born 1979, criminal damaging or endangering, 4308 St. Lawrence Ave., May 15. Troy Cole, born 1985, burglary, 4121 W. Liberty St., May 15.
Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary
958 Hawthorne Ave., May 10.
810 Kirbert Ave., May 10. 2130 Hatmaker St., May 11. 4770 Hardwick Drive, May 8. 6671 Parkland Ave., May 9.
833 Terry St., May 12. 3533 Warsaw Ave., May 6. 1010 Ross Ave., May 7.
4634 Rapid Run Road, May 11. 4674 Rapid Run Road, May 11. 1049 Sunset Ave., May 7. 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 8. 2122 St. Michael St., May 8. 1630 Gilsey Ave., May 8. 3757 W. Liberty St., May 8. 3759 W. Liberty St., May 8.
Breaking and entering
7445 Forbes Road, May 11. 4846 Rapid Run Road, May 11. 3701 St. Lawrence Ave., May 7. 805 Woodlawn Ave., May 7. 1766 Ashbrook Drive, May 9.
302 Purcell Ave., May 10. 582 Grand Ave., May 10. 2130 Hatmaker St., May 11. 3303 Lehman Road, May 12. 713 Mount Hope Ave., May 12. 186 Ivanhoe Ave., May 12. 4121 W. Liberty St., May 13. 2138 Hatmaker St., May 6. 1223 Sliker Ave., May 6. 4431 W. Eighth St., May 6. 1650 Iliff Ave., May 7. 4778 Prosperity Place, May 7. 582 Grand Ave., May 8.
936 McPherson Ave., May 9. 3959 W. Eighth St., May 9. Criminal damaging/endangering 796 Wells St., May 10. 840 McPherson Ave., May 10. 1494 State Ave., May 10. 1264 Beech Ave., May 11. 4004 W. Eighth St., May 13. 1228 Considine Ave., May 6. 2122 St. Michael St., May 8. 1824 Sunset Ave., May 9.
Reported on Fairbanks Avenue, May 11. Reported on West Eighth Street, May 13. Reported on Warsaw Avenue, May 7. Reported on Drott Avenue, May 8. Reported on Price Avenue, May 8. Reported on Warsaw Avenue, May 8. Reported on Glenway Avenue, May 8. Reported on Woodlawn Avenue, May 9. Reported on Rosemont Avenue, May 9.
2150 Storrs St., May 11. 1264 Beech Ave., May 11. 900 Hawthorne Ave., May 12. 1042 Fairbanks Ave., May 6.
1010 Ross Ave., May 7.
7445 Forbes Road, May 11.
1634 Atson Lane, May 10. 4724 Glenway Ave., May 10. 4735 Loretta Ave., May 10. 7445 Forbes Road, May 11. 1264 Beech Ave., May 11. 4410 Guerley Road, May 11. 450 Considine Ave., May 12. 4004 W. Eighth St., May 13. 1228 Considine Ave., May 6. 1239 Considine Ave., May 6. 815 Hermosa Ave., May 6. 933 Sunset Ave., May 6. 3609 Warsaw Ave., May 7. 3630 W. Liberty St., May 7. 747 Fairbanks Ave., May 7. 1024 Lockman Ave., May 8. 3977 Fawnhill Lane, May 8. 507 Trenton Ave., May 8. 709 Trenton Ave., May 8. 1663 Atson Lane, May 9. 155 Monitor Ave., May 9. 1229 Manss Ave., May 9. 3759 W. Liberty St. No. 1, May 9. 4687 Rapid Run Pike, May 9. 5303 Glenway Ave., May 9.
3600 W. Eighth St., May 10.
Violating protection order/consent agreement 1091 Grand Ave., May 11. 4129 W. Eighth St., May 8. 1824 Sunset Ave., May 9.
DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Clark Martin, 30, 3035 Penrose Place, theft at 5000 block of Delhi Road, April 26. Joseph Underwood, 60, 2632 Beekman St., theft at 5031 Delhi Road, April 29. Adam Strader, 35, 3044 N. Hegry Circle, drug possession at 500 block of Anderson Ferry Road, April 30.
ously donated 5 percent of sales during the event, totaling more than $1,500. The Gentlemen of Style & Substance event honors individuals known for their extraordinary professional contributions and charitable involvement. Honorees are celebrated at a reception and awards presentation at Saks Fifth Avenue each September. For more information about the event, call Alicia Krall at 513-357-2616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This year’s Gentlemen of Style & Substance honorees
were: • Nathan Bachrach, CEO, The Financial Network Group, home of Simply Money, and a national and local financial news personality; • Justin Buckner, Section Manager, Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble; • Mark J. Busher, Director of Investments, PNC Wealth Management; • Chris Cicchinelli, President, Pure Romance Inc.; • Harry Fath, Owner, Fath Properties; • Dhani Jones, Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker and Travel Channel Host; • Dr. John Henderson,
In Loving Memory
Incidents/reports Criminal damaging
Sanker Service reported vehicle damaged at 4494 Delhi Road, May 1.
5785 Rapid Run Road man reported tools stolen from vehicle at 5100 block of Willnet Avenue, April 9. Woman reported money stolen from purse at 5370 Pembina Drive, April 12. Man reported gun stolen at 5319 Lilibet Court, April 13. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 1148 Devils Backbone Road, April 11. Woman reported cell phone, camera stolen at 346 Robben Lane, April 15. Woman reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 3920 Delhi Road, April 18. TCD Air Duct Cleaning reported compressors stolen at 4901 Foley Road, April 17. Man reported stereo equipment stolen from vehicle at 1243 Ebenezer Road, April 21. 718 Wilbud Drive woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 5300 block of Foley Road, April 21. 9887 Codyview Drive woman reported purse stolen at 400 block of Happy Drive, May 2.
Funds raised for park’s Nature Next Door program Saks Fifth Avenue Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation recently announced the Gentlemen of Style & Substance event raised more than $13,200 for Cincinnati Parks Nature Next Door program. Nature Next Door provides a positive, fun and educational experience for children in inner city and low-income neighborhoods. The free nine-week summer series helps participants to understand and connect with the natural world in their own “backyard.” Saks Fifth Avenue gener-
Interim President, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College; • Samuel Huttenbauer, Jr., Chief Development Officer, Great Plains Oil & Exploration; • Stephen G. Leeper, President and CEO, 3CDC; • Jeff Ruby, President, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment; • Murray Sinclaire, President/CEO, Ross, Sinclaire and Associates, LLC; • Jay Springer, Graphic and Planning Communications Specialist, Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission.
Byron C. Hood,
beloved father of Kim Cunningham, Greg Hood, Cindy Blalock, and Doug Hood. Son of the late Melvin and Frances Hood. Brother of the late Pete Hood passed away on April 3, 2011. Byron was a former resident of Sayler Park and graduated from Western Hills High School in 1955. He was a member of TO Fraternity. He worked at the Greater Cincinnati Airport as an Air Trafﬁc Controller and moved up with the FAA. CE-1001640207-01
Ms. Sharon Galliher of Cincinnati announces the engagement of her daughter, Alicia Ryan Galliher, also the daughter of Allen Galliher, Sr., to John Joseph Hoffman, Jr., son of John Hoffman, Sr. and the late Deborah Hoffman of Cincinnati. Miss Galliher is a Human Resource Management major at Keller Graduate School of Management. Mr. Hoffman is an I/O Psychology major at Northern Kentucky University and works for the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office. The couple is planning a March wedding.
Delhi-Price Hill Press
May 25, 2011
Women’s club goes to the hop Cincinnati Woman’s Club members and guests were stompin’ and strollin’ At The Hop April 8 at a lively and unforgettable benefit for the club’s Philanthropic Endowment Fund. Members in rock ‘n roll attire danced the night away to the groovy sounds of celebrity DJ, former WSAI broadcaster Dusty Rhodes. Even Elvis made a special appearance and wowed the ladies and their guests with his celebrated moves. Party guests dined on Kobe beef cheese burgers, onion rings, french fries and root beer floats, in 1950s sock hop tradition. The event was successful thanks to all the hard work of Planning Committee chairwoman Mrs. Stephen Carlson, and Mrs. Donald C. Siekmann, whose decorations transported the club back to the 1950s. Others who served on this committee: Mrs. Joseph L. Hall V, Mrs. Thomas Sakmyster, Mrs. Donald Stites, Mrs. Marion D. Frances, Mrs. Murray W. Janzen, Mrs. G. Gregory Miller, Mrs. Jackson L. Clagett III, and Mrs. Sarah S. Stirsman.
THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER.
The Carlson Family enjoy the fifties tunes: CWC member Cookie Carlson, of Monfort Heights, her granddaughter Megan Carlson, Cookie’s son Kevin Carlson, and Kevin’s wife, Melissa Carlson.
THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER.
Former WSAI DJ Dusty Rhodes takes a break from spinning the platters with CWC member Rosemary Schlachter and husband Mark Schlachter of Western Hills.
Salvation Army gets $5,000 from Duke foundation The Salvation Army received $5,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds provide support for The Salvation Army's Youth Development Programs, including afterschool programs and summer enrichment programs. The Salvation Army operates these programs at all six of its Community Centers in Greater Cincinnati.
"We are delighted to receive this financial support from the Duke Energy Foundation, " said Major Ronald Foreman, Divisional Commander for the Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati. "The Salvation Army is focused on providing programs that develop our youth. Through our work with these children, we help them gain strong founda-
tional skills. Thus, we improve their chances of success into the future." Like The Salvation Army, the Duke Energy Foundation is focused on the future of our community. This requires working with school-aged children to ensure they have the skills and development necessary to succeed. Through The Salvation Army's after-school and
summer enrichment programs, children receive training in the areas of life skill development, conflict resolution and academic support in the areas of reading, math, science and technology. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati, and the programs offered, please visit www.salvationarmycincinnati.org.
Don’t climb the walls – climb a tree instead
Trees are cool. And if you want to be cool, plant a tree! A couple weeks ago, someone asked me to list as many benefits as I could to help justify why we should be planting trees. And you know what? Once I started jotting down some notes, I felt like I could have kept going on forever! Let’s see, the benefits of planting trees. Funny, my mind went right back to when I was a kid. My sister and I used to climb trees better than most monkeys in the zoo. Don’t know too many kids that get to do that anymore, but we certainly did. Hug out in those big trees all day. But let’s get past that. So, what are some really good benefits for planting trees? Trees please. Think about it – trees please … they really do. Trees clean the air, provide oxygen, cool the streets, cities and backyards, conserve energy, save water, help prevent soil erosion and water pollution, provide food, provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife, increase property values, and make good visual and wind screens. They add beauty and help improve our personal health, reduce noise pollution, modify local climates, make life more pleasant, provide wood, are an investment that grows every year, and yes, they’re fun to climb. Trees really do please. So what do you say? Why not get out and plant a tree or two this spring? If anything, plant them for the future generations of tree climbers (like I was), so one day they can sit up in a tree and wonder who was
responsible for planting their great place to “hang out.”
Ron Wilson winning In the trees garden E a c
h year the Society of Municipal Arborists choose an “Urban Tree of the Year.” For 2011, it’s koelreuteria paniculata, commonly known as golden raintree. This flowering ornamental tree was first introduced into the U.S. back in 1763 (native in China, Japan and Korea). Medium growth rate, this tree grows 30 feet high and wide, has doubly compound green leaves turning golden yellow in fall, yellow summer flowers held upright in pyramid shaped clusters 12 to 18 inches long, followed by small three-sided papery lantern-like fruit with small black seeds inside. When the wind blows, it sounds like rain. Adapts to many soil types, tolerates air pollution, drought, loves the sun, and has few pests or diseases. Great for street tree, small lawn tree, patio tree. Past winners include bur oak, Heritage River Birch, Allee lacebark elm, autumn blaze maple, Chanticleer pear, Kentucky coffeetree, bald cypress, black tupelo, chinkapin oak, and the 2010 winner, Redbud. For information, visit www.urban-forestry.com. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@ communitypress.com.
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