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Fun party a first in Sayler Park


By Monica Boylson

Seton High School junior Loretta Blaut with her medal after winning the the Division I state high jump title. STAFF PHOTO

» St. Ursula High School sophomore Annie Heffernan, from Our Lady fo Visitation Parsih in Green Tonwship, set a new all-time state tournament meet record and girls state interscholastic record (regardless of division) Saturday night by winning the Division I 3,200-meter run state title in 10:14.91. Heffernan also became the first St. Ursula athlete to win an individual state track and field title, according to St. Ursula athletic director Mike Sipes and coach Dan Bird. » Seton High School junior Loretta Blaut, of Covedale, won the Division I state high jump title by clearing 5 feet 7. She became the first Seton individual track and field athlete to ever win a state title, according to Seton athletic director Janie Shaffer and the coaching staff.


St. Ursula Academy sophomore Annie Heffernan (No. 15) runs alongside Lauren Wood of Mason in the 3,200 meters during the Division I state track and field championships June 8. Heffernan eventually pulled away to win with a state-record time of 10:14.91. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sayler Park — Melissa Doerflein said she’s going to throw a big party. The 32-year-old with Down syndrome is hosting a 5K Fun Party following the Sayler Park 5K Village Run/Walk on Saturday, July13. This is the first time a party has been hosted in the 18 years of the run. She attends Starfire U, a four-year communitybuilding experience for adults with disabilities, and is hosting the party at the as part of her senior capstone project. The project is the final work she will do as part of Doerflein her four years at Starfire U. According to Starfire U’s program explanation, the first year is spent exploring interests of the student. The second year focuses on setting goals related to those interests. During the third year, students develop relationships in the community that hinge on their interests and the fourth year is when the students plan a project for the community that utilizes those interests. Doerflein, a Sayler Park resident who said she loves to bake cupcakes and volunteer at the recreation center, thought that the 5K Fun Party would be a way to combine the things she enjoys. “It’s going to be awesome,” she said before rattling off the list of games and booths that will be at the party. “There’s going to be games, face painting, cornhole, cupcake decorating, raffles, food and a live band.” She said she’s had a great time developing the party. “I really enjoying planning and I’ve had people help me come up with ideas,”

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Oak Hills is going to try for levy again District considers voting statistics, will place levy on November ballot The Oak Hills Local School District Board of Education will ask voters to reconsider a five-year 4.82-mill emergency levy on the November ballot, Board President Jeannie Schoonover said. The board did not take action during a special meeting Monday, June 3, but said they will vote in a future meeting to




place it on the ballot. “We need to get the yes voters out to the polls,” she said. “People don’t understand their responsibility. They have to



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The Sayler Park 5K Fun Party is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Sayler Park Recreation Center. To volunteer at the party or donate money or items to be raffled, email Addison at All proceeds from the event will benefit the recreation center. The Sayler Park 5K Village Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. at the recreation center. A Just for Fun 1-mile Kids Run begins at 10 a.m. Pre-register by June 28 and the price of the race is $8. Registration at the race is $10 per person. Call the recreation center at 941-0102 to register.

vote to maintain the income for the schools.” She said the board and many community members were surprised that the five-year 4.82-mill emergency levy to raise $5.2 million for operating costs failed on the May 7 ballot – the same millage they will request on the Nov. 5 ballot. “They haven’t asked for a levy in 16 years,” Delhi Township resident Amy Boyne, 39, said. “I thought it was going

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she said. She has enlisted a committee of helpers including her family, some staff at the recreation center and staff at Starfire U. “She’s very much a planner and a go-getter,” Starfire U staff member Leah Addison, 24, said.

“She’s been calling people and inviting people out. She’s very driven and we hope to sustain this event for years to come.” Doerflein has been working on her project since November and said the hardest thing to do was find a band. “We saw a lot of bands,” she said. “The Young Heirlooms will be there. They sing bluegrass and folk music.”

She said she can’t believe the party is only a month away. “I can’t wait. I’m really excited,” she said. “The party is going to be a great hit and I hope everyone enjoys it.” Doerflein said you don’t have to participate in the run/walk to come to the party. She said, “Just come and have fun.”


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to pass because it has been so long. Schools are the backbone a good community and the school needs the money.” If passed, the levy would have cost the owner of a $100,000 home $145.34 per year, according to the Hamilton County auditor’s office. After reviewing voting results from May, Oak Hills Superintendent Todd Yohey said it was evident why the levy was unsuccessful. “Less than 50 percent of our parents are registered to vote,” he said. “Fourteen percent of that 50 percent actually voted. We were surprised at that low turnout of our parents.” Satch Coletta, Oak

Hills May levy campaign chairman, said his group is going to work hard to get the message out about the district and their financial needs. “The need is still there,” he said. “People need to look at the figures, the dollars and cents figures.” During a board development session May 20, Treasurer Ronda Johnson said the district knew they needed new revenue in 2014. “We’re projecting to be out of cash by fiscal year ‘16 and really out of cash in fiscal year ‘17,” she said. The district identified that a 60-day cash balance is the benchmark for fiscal health and the fiveyear forecast shows that the district falls below that cash balance in 2014, according to a levy pamphlet released by the dis-


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trict. “We would be living paycheck to paycheck,” Johnson said during the development session. Schoonover said the district will need to work harder to get the votes. “We can’t take for granted that people are going to vote,” she said. “The philosophy is if we can get the parents to vote it will pass.” Despite what she says is an optimistic view of getting the levy to pass, Schoonover said the fact is that they still need to make cuts for 2014. “We have to make cuts now, and if the levy doesn’t pass in November we’ll have to make major cuts,” she said. Yohey said the district will have to make about $1 million in cuts “in anticipation of the November issue.” “If the November issue doesn’t pass we’ll have to implement further reduction,” he said. “Two goals with implementing reductions are to protect classroom instruction and to maintain that 60 days true cash (balance).” He said cuts would be made to certified teachers and classified personnel such as bus drivers, custodians, aides and other positions, and some program cuts and cuts made in building budgets and other budgets.

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Delhi Seniors draft contract for use of center Board of Trustees expected to vote June 12 By Monica Boylson

Delhi Twp. — Administrator Pete Landrum said the board of trustees is expected to vote June 12 to approve a contract between the township and

the Delhi Seniors to use the Senior/Community Center through the end of the year. The Seniors proposed a contract for use of the space after the board of trustees agreed to apply the current rental rate to

all groups including nonprofits for use of the senior center and lodge. The Seniors, who were not subject to the fee schedule before, were faced with paying anywhere from $75 to several hundreds of dollars per

Mentorship gives student real-world experience Haley Rollison’s senior project has taken her beyond the walls of Seton High School and inside the walls of 1103 Rutledge Ave. As part of a collaboration with Price Hill Will, a nonprofit agency committed to reviving the housing market in Price Hill, Haley served as the project manager for the renovation of a home a few blocks away from Seton. She documented the experience and presented on it in May as part of her senior-year research project. Rollison was involved in the project from the time Price Hill Will purchased the home, including writing the summary scope of renovations that would be necessary and leading numerous contractors on tours of the home. “I wasn’t sure how that was going to go, because contractors can be a little rough on us during construction walk-throughs,” said Jamie Bass, real estate development direc-

Haley Rollison’s Seton High School served as the project manager for the renovation of a home a few blocks away from Seton for her senior project. She documented the experience and presented on it in May as part of her senior-year research project. THANKS TO VANESSA SORENSEN.

tor for Price Hill Will, who mentored Haley. “They always have a thousand questions for me, but they took it easy on her.” He laughed and added, “I should take her with me every time.” Rollison assisted Bass with every aspect of the home remodel, from removing internal walls to painting. She and Bass chose a contractor to per-

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and have a club meeting once a month and an auction in August. Brothers said that she did not want to discuss the matter and referred comment to Landrum. “We are glad that we have been able to come to

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form the renovations, and over the following weeks Rollison had a say in choosing appliances, fixtures, paint colors and landscaping. “I didn’t realize how much work has to go into it,” she said. “We got the house last September and (by April) there was still no construction yet. A lot of planning goes into it before you ever start building.” It is the second year in a row that Bass and Price Hill Will have worked with a Seton student on her senior project. Student Lauren Bihl played a key role in renovating a nearby home last year. “Working with Jamie is proof of the value of Seton’s classroom extending beyond the actual building,” said Anna Downey, an English teacher at Seton and the Senior Project coordinator. “I see this as a win/win/win situation.” Submitted by Scott Priestle of LISC Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

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Trustees approve parks rental fees for all users; groups looking elsewhere By Monica Boylson

Delhi Twp. — Some civic groups are looking for a new place to meet. Nonprofit organizations who have used Delhi Park Lodge and Delhi Senior/Community Center will have to pay rent after trustees amended an earlier resolution to charge all groups who use the buildings. Trustees passed an amendment 2-0 on May 29 (Mike Davis was absent) to charge all nonprofit groups the same rate – $75 for a two-hour meeting. Previously, nonprofit groups were allowed to use the space for free. “This is a sad day for

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the Delhi Civic Association,” civic association President Pat Kenny told the trustees May 29, “because we have to leave the lodge after 40 years. The $75 fee is not something that we can afford. It’s a shame that we have to pull out.” Kenny said the civic association will have future meetings at St. Luke’s Church in Delhi. Trustee Board Vice President Jerry Luebbers was empathetic to the organizations who addressed the board. “I feel just as bad as Pat Kenny does that we have to impose these charges,” he said. “I want to note that we are either the last or the next to last community in Western Hills to impose fees for use of any government building. Everybody keep that in mind. We’ve been holding off and holding off as long as we possibly could and the day has finally come ... Nobody likes doing it but it’s one of those tough decisions that has



to be made under the circumstances.” Delhi Township Administrator Pete Landrum said that $75 fee was determined after the parks and recreation director checked rental rates of neighboring township buildings. “Delhi is right in the middle of the pack,” he said. He said Colerain Township rents space for $50 for a two-hour meeting; Miami Township rents space for $75 for a two-hour meeting; and Green Township charges groups anywhere from $67 to $100 for a two-hour meeting depending on the size of the room. Despite being similarly priced, other organizations are looking for cheaper or free space. Delhi Township Veterans Association Secretary Jeff Lefler said its

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board is considering a new meeting space. The group has been meeting at the senior cenLuebbers ter. He said the association would not likely stay there due to the “cost and time restraint.” “The bottom line is that this is a business decision and that these fees aren’t feasible to us as a non-profit organization. So we need to shop for a cheaper venue for our meetings,” Lefler said. “The money that we save by changing venues with cheaper fees can be used to continue to help and honor our veterans which these new fees will hamper us from doing.” He said the veterans association is considering meeting at St. Dominic Church. Delhi Business Association President Russ Brown said it was simply not in the budget for their nonprofit organization to meet at the park lodge. “It’s unfortunate that the administration has taken the position that they’ve taken,” he said. “This is a lose-lose situation. The township’s not going to generate any more money or save any money by us not meeting there.” He said the business association will meet regularly at Bayley, a continuing care retirement community in Delhi, and Ron Robben, owner of Robben Florist has offered his conference room for the monthly board meetings. “I don’t see the prudence in spending money for a meeting space,” Brown said. “Why would you pay $75 if you could pay less than $75 or meet for free somewhere else.” For more information about user fees, call the parks department at 4513300.





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State sweet for Seton’s Blaut Gannett News Service COLUMBUS — Seton junior Loretta Blaut received roses from her team to take the top of the podium Saturday afternoon after her Division I state title in the girls’ high jump. Blaut said they wanted her to simulate an Olympic experience. That wasn’t the only sign of support from the Seton team and coaches throughout the week. Blaut left the school at 8:15 a.m. Saturday and arrived in Columbus Blaut around 10:30 a.m. Blaut, who is from Covedale, said her basketball teammates decorated her house Friday night and friends made various signs of support for her throughout the week. “Oh my gosh today was so much fun,” Blaut said. “All the preparation and just everything building up to today and just being here it is so exciting. It is so much more fun than I thought it could ever be.” Blaut won the state title by clearing 5-feet-7 on Saturday afternoon. She became the first Seton individual track and field athlete to ever win a state title, according to Seton Athletic Director Janie Shaffer and the coaching staff. “It’s just kind of like I can leave something behind at Seton,” Blaut said. “I feel like not only I made myself proud but my family and the school.” Saturday was only the eighth meet Blaut ever competed in the high jump, said Bill Redman, Seton assistant coach for jumps. “So for her to believe in herself and believe in the coaching and to put in the work is just a testament to the type of girl that she is and the type of work she puts in. Very dedicated – she was a great learner of all the technical skills. We are looking forward to even bigger things next year.” This spring was the first year Blaut competed in track and she was very thankful for the opportunity. Redman said he convinced Blaut to participate in high jump after he promised her how to dunk a basketball. Blaut is a 6-foot-2 post player on the hoops team. “No, I haven’t tried dunking yet but I feel like I am closer with his help now,” Blaut said. Blaut had her personal record at 5 feet 9 in early May and was ranked No. 1 in the state starting at that point, Redman said. She won the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League title, district, regional and state titles in her first year. She also set a new Seton school record during the season, according to Redman. Blaut’s calm demeanor helped throughout the competition and she took Saturday as “just another meet.” Redman said he expects her to continue to succeed going into her senior year. “I didn’t want to tell anybody but I expected (the state),” Redman said. “I know she was the one to beat coming in. She had the highest mark in the state.”

Elder High School sophomore Joe Ratterman clears the bar at 13-foot-6 June 8 in the Division I state pole vault competition. He eventually cleared 14 feet to take 11th in the state. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



La Salle High School senior Alex Murray takes off in the Division I state pole vault competition June 8. Murray cleared 13-foot-6 to take 13th in the state. MARK D. MOTZ/THE

St. Xavier High School junior Michael Hall runs the 1,600 meters in the Division I state track and field meet June 8. Hall finished the race as state runner-up MARK D. MOTZ/THE



Several area schools and athletes competed in the Ohio Division I track and field championships June 7 and 8 in Columbus. Seton’s Loretta Blaut won a state high jump title (see story), as did Our Lady of Visitation parishioner Annie Heffernan of St. Ursula Academy. The sophomore scratched from the 1,600 meters to conserve energy for the 3,200. It paid off, as Heffernan set a state record in 10:14.91 for a title (see

front page photo). La Salle senior Alex Murray finished 13th in the pole vault. For Elder, A.J. Burdine fouled four times in the discus, while Joe Ratterman tied for 11th in the pole vault (14-00.00). Oak Hills senior Kevin Konkoly - who qualified for state limping with an injured hamstring - missed qualifying for the finals of the 400-meter dash by .05 of a second (49.90) to finish 10th in the preliminary race. St. Xavier results: Mi-

chael Hall, 800-meter run, 15th, (2:01.00), 1,600-meter run, second place (4:09.45); Michael Vitucci, 1,600-meter run, ninth place (4:15.71); Zach Lynett, 300-meter hurdles, 14th in preliminaries (40.46); 4x800-meter relay team of Michael Vitucci, Jake Grabowski, Jax Talbot and Michael Hall, third place (7:49.07). MARK D. MOTZ AND SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Oak Hills’ Slatten ready to return to The Lone Star State By Tom Skeen

ERA, it was her ability to adapt to a new team, new coach and a new catcher that helped her grow as a person and as a pitcher. “I definitely think I grew a lot,” she said. “I think that because of having to come in and pitch to a new catcher that I haven’t ever worked with before and having to get used to the new team, I think that made me grow as a pitcher.” Now that her Oak Hills days are behind her, Slatten can’t wait to get on campus and get the ball rolling on her next softball adventure. “I just want to get there and pitch already,” she said. “I want to be there and play and put that Texas uniform on and tell myself I did it and I can go further with what I do.” As far as her role on a team that finished the 2013 season ranked inside the top 10 in the country, the Longhorns graduate their top two pitchers so the door in open for her to make an immediate impact.

Coerver Summer Soccer camp for ages 5 to 14 is coming this summer to Rivers Edge indoor sports, Ohio 128, Cleves. The Coerver Method of teaching soccer is based on a dissection of the moves of the greatest players of the game and then retaught to students in an easy, fun format. This is a week camp that focuses on individual skills and small group play to develop children into confident and creative players in a soccerfun environment. The camp is 9-10:30 a.m., for ages 5 to 8 and 10:30 a.m. to noon for ages 9 to 14, July 2225. Go to to sign up or call Joe Talley, camp director, with any questions at 937-207-9003.

Oak Hills’ Lauren Slatten doubles to left field against Colerain in the sixth inning May 7 in a 4-3 victory. In her two years at Oak Hills, Slatten hit .425 with 45 RBI.



MSJ soccer camp

The College of Mount St. Joseph women’s soccer program, and first-year head coach Josh Hess, will host an ID camp from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., July 27; and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., July 28, at the Mount’s Schueler Field. Cost to attend is $75. The ID camp is designed to provide high school girls soccer players interested in playing at the collegiate level an opportunity to get some exposure to collegiate coaches, learn some of the expectations of a collegiate athlete and to spend some time on a college campus. Contact coach Hess at 2448587. To access the registration form, visit wsoccer/default/

Softball summer

Oak Hills softball head coach Jackie Cornelius-Bedel and her staff will conduct the Highlander Softball Summer Camp June 17 and 18 at Oak Hills High School. The clinic will be run by current and former college and professional players and coaches. Offensive skills to be covered include hitting, bunting, slapping, base running. Defensive areas will focus on both infield and outfield skills. Special drills for pitchers and catchers will be available. Second through fifth are 9-11:30 a.m., sixth through10th grades are 1-3:30 p.m. each day. For a registration form see or phone 703-6109.

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The annual four-day Five Star Volleyball camp at Our Lady of Victory is Aug. 5-8. Second- through fourth-graders are scheduled for 4-5 p.m.; fifth- and sixth-graders are 5-7 p.m.; and seventh- and eighthgraders are 7-9 p.m. Only 24 spots per age group are available. Contact Betsy Jones at, or visit for registration




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Oak Hills senior pitcher Lauren Slatten tosses a strike to a Fairfield batter during the Lady Highlanders’ 2-1 loss in the Division I sectional final May 20 at Harrison High School. Slatten finished the season with a 0.60 ERA, 23 victories and 321 strikeouts.

GREEN TWP. — When dreams become a reality, it is something special. That moment took place in November for Oak Hills graduate Lauren Slatten when she signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball for the University of Texas. “It means a lot,” Slatten said. “I’ve been dreaming of that since I was literally a little girl.” Growing up in Texas and following her idol Kat Osterman – who recently retired from the game – it means a lot to the former Lady Highlander to be heading back to her home state. “I honestly was in shock when this happened,” she said. “I didn’t think it would actually be happening to me, but now that I am going there next year, it’s making me want to work hard and I’m just anxious and excited to get there.” In her two years in Cincinnati, all Slatten did was lead the Oak Hills softball program to the Division I regional finals in 2012, guide her team to its first ever 20-win season and Greater Miami Conference title in 2013 and strikeout 711 batters – including a GMC record 390 in 2012. “… I was just happy to come in and help the program as much as I could while getting used to the school and getting used to the different environment,” the future Longhorn said. “… I would say my two years at Oak Hills were pretty successful to go along with the team’s success as well.” After outstanding freshman and sophomore seasons at Elgin High School in Texas where she fanned 224 and posted a 0.80







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School funding

Some months ago, our current governor of the state of Ohio came out with a series of suggestions to the state legislators on tax reforms. To my mind the most ridiculous was to cut the state sales tax. In the May 15 edition of the Delhi Press, the Oak Hills Local School Board said they will meet to see what steps to take since the school levy failed. My suggestion is to invite our local state senator and representatives to the meeting an ask them to try and put through a raise in the state sales tax to help not only our local school district but every school district in the state of Ohio. Some years ago the Supreme Court of Ohio told the state legislators to find a way other than property taxes to pay for the schools. I don’t believe I have ever read or heard of anyone in state government come up with a funding plan. Frank Berning Delhi Townsip

Levy supports parks

In Monica Boylson’s reporting to the Cincinnati Enquirer (June 6) regarding park fees being charged to Delhi groups and non-profit organizations since the defeat of park levy, Delhi Township Trustee Marijane Klug is quoted as saying the fees are necessary because “we still have to balance the budget,” while Trustee Jerry Luebbers says he feels badly but “we are either the last or next to the last to impose these charges”. While it may be true that neighboring communities do charge fees for the use of their facilities, these communities do not have an existing levy that supports park and recreational activities like we have in Delhi Township. The existing tax levy for park operations in Delhi provides the trustees approximately $500,000 annually to operate the parks. My guess is that our taxpayers figured this to be an adequate amount to support community group and senior citizen use of the facilities, and athletic group use of the fields, when we passed the operations

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levy in 2007. The most responsible way for the trustees to balance the park budget is to control the cost of operations, and not charge the residents twice. Al Duebber Delhi Township

Balance important for daily activities Balance! We strive for it in our work and home life. We certainly strive for it in our checking account. Did you ever think about balance in terms of your daily activities? Balance is something that we take for granted. Balance runs in the backChristine ground of our Maag COMMUNITY PRESS lives but good balance is GUEST COLUMNIST critical to getting through a day safely. Balance is the process of maintaining the body’s center of mass, located in the trunk, over the feet which are the base of support. When we walk as we step forward with one foot we have to balance on the opposite foot and then move our center of mass forward. We do this without thinking but the muscles of our trunk, our hips and our ankles are all working to move us and keep us in alignment.

In addition, our visual system is sending us messages about the path ahead and impending obstacles. The sensory system is giving us information. The vestibular system, housed in the inner ear, responds to movements of the head and gives us information about how the body parts are aligned relative to each other. Balance is a delicate interplay between these systems. Each system is dependent on information from the others. Impaired balance happens when there is a problem with one or more of these systems. Recent studies have found that between the ages of 50-70 muscle strength declines up to 30 percent. Some conditions may impair sensation in the feet. Think about the following: » Are you able to stand up from a chair without using your hands to help push you up? » Are you able to close your eyes when you are standing with your feet together and not lose your balance? » If you put your fingertips

on the kitchen counter and lift one foot off the ground, can you lift your fingertips off the counter and maintain your balance for several seconds? The questions above are part of a screening exam for balance impairment. The risk of balance impairment is falls. Falls can be devastating and life changing. As physical therapists we see people every day whose lives have been changes by fractures, back injuries, shoulder injures or head trauma as the result of a fall. If you looked at the questions above and realized you may have a problems there is help available. We at Blake and Associates have a special piece of equipment called a Biodex for balance evaluation and training. We have been in business on the West side of 35 years and want the best for our West Side neighbors. Christine Maag, PT, is vice president of Blake and Assosciates Physical Therapy, 5754 Bridgetown Road; 513-661-6555 or go to

Noisy legend one of many in Sayler Park

When you live in an area as old as Sayler Park there are bound to be many legends, but none as mysterious as the Legend of Fiddlers Green. The legend involved Chief Tecumseh and his brother the Prophet who lost the land, their graveyards and many family members battling the white man in Ohio. When the Indians lost the Battle of Betty Kamuf COMMUNITY PRESS Fallen Timbers in 1794, GUEST COLUMNIST Tecumseh refused to sign the peace treaty. Instead he and his brother moved to Indiana and formed Prophetown at the junction of the Wabash and Tippecanoe rivers. Here they established a training camp and formed an Indian Confederation to wipe the white men out of their territory. In 1811, white settlers saw large numbers of Indian training on the river banks and complained to Gov. William Henry Harrison. He formed an army and hoped to destroy the town while Tecumseh was on a southern recruitment drive. When the Prophet saw the troops, he ordered the warriors to attack just before dawn. The Indians were defeated. When Tecumseh returned three months later he saw the village had been burned to the ground. After his death in 1813, his body was never recovered and he became an American folk hero. Henry Darby came to Delhi in 1818, and settled on the land on the eastern side of Bender Road, with his house at Darby and River roads. He played the fiddle and was buried with it in 1852. His family cemetery is located on the south side of West Point Road in the hill-

Column: Act now to help end elder abuse Somewhere right now an old woman with dementia is sitting silently, head bowed, while her daughter yells and threatens to punch her. Somewhere a son is emptying his aged father’s savings account. And somewhere an elderly widow Suzanne with depresBurke sion sits alone COMMUNITY PRESS in a dirty GUEST COLUMNIST house, unfed, unwashed and unwilling to let anyone help her. Elder abuse is all around us, but we’re rarely aware of it. It usually goes unreported. The victims don’t rally in the streets. Often, they’re afraid to let anyone know. It doesn’t get

the attention or funding of child abuse or other forms of domestic violence. But abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of the elderly cause immense suffering and they cost society in terms of lost lives, stolen financial assets, medical expenses, and premature placements in institutions. Last year in Ohio there were 14,344 reports of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. That number is bad enough, but it represents a fraction of the reality. Research suggests that only one in five elder abuse cases is ever reported. Nationally, it is estimated that older adults lose $2.6 billion annually that is essentially stolen from them by relatives, people working for them, “friends” or scam artists. Financial exploitation in particular is on the rise.



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Prevention of elder abuse begins with increased awareness and advocacy for more justice and protection for victims. June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day in which advocates, victims, and service providers will bring attention to the problem through rallies, memorial services, conferences or by wearing purple, as our staff will be doing. There are also other ways to make a difference. Here are a few: At the federal level: Contact your legislators about funding for the Elder Justice Act. This bipartisan legislation was signed in 2010 but no funds have been appropriated. Funding would support protective services, awareness efforts, professional training, and re-

search. At the state level: Contact your legislators to support full funding of Adult Protective Services across Ohio. These are social workers who investigate reports of abuse and arrange for protection, such as home care services, legal assistance, or guardianship. In your community: report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation to Adult Protective Services for the county where you live. (Telephone numbers at the end of this column) In your neighborhood: Reach out to older adults who may be lonely or struggling to stay independent in their homes. Simple acts of kindness like walking the dog, shoveling snow, or cutting the grass can make a real difference. To report suspected elder abuse (including an older per-

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side of the College Mount St. Joseph, next to an old Indian mound. The graveyard is the place where the legend occurred. Early settlers told of hearing wailing strains of a fiddle playing at strange times of the day and night. Its eerie sounds echoed like ghosts dancing through open fields and bouncing off hillsides. They said while they heard the wailing strains of a fiddle an uneasiness settled over the countryside like something was about to happen. Pots and pans jangled about like they were dancing to the music. If the music played while there was a barn rising, residents said they saw beams and timbers rise and fall into place of their own accord, as if ghosts were building the barn. After the music came green flashing lights glowing in the graveyard. One night they heard a great explosion and the music and green lights stopped. The legend says the constant wailing unearthed the Prophet from his grave in the Indian mound, and he got his tribes revenge by destroying the fiddle, its player and lights, finally stopping people from crossing the river into their land. Cecil Hale, director of the Speech and Drama department at the Mount, wrote a play in 1963 about the legend. He learned the Underground Railroad was in operation along the Ohio River about the same time as the legend was supposed to have occurred. His explanation was that the music was to scare people away from the sight and the lights were a signal that everything was OK for run away slaves to cross the river.

Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can email her at

MORE INFO ON TV The CET program “Focus,” with host Kathy Lehr, will air a program on elder abuse on Friday June 14, at 7:30 p.m. on Channel WPTO/THINK TV 14, and repeat on Sunday, June 16 at 12:30 p.m. on CET 48.1. Guests are Laurie Petrie and Cindy Fischer of Council on Aging and Gail Davis, director of admissions at the Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention. Within a week of the broadcast, the program will be available for viewing online at

son’s self-neglect), call your county adult protective services office. In Hamilton County, call 421-LIFE (5433) and in Clermont County call 513-7327173. Suzanne Burke is the chief executive officer of the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.

Delhi Press Editor Marc Emral, 853-6264 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Green Township residents Ed Lang, left, and Joe Emmrich salute the flag as it is raised at Dater High School during the school’s Memorial Day ceremony Friday, May 24. Both Lang and Emmrich are U.S. Navy veterans who served in World War II. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Veterans pay tribute at Dater’s Memorial Day ceremony

By Kurt Backscheider

Westwood — Veterans gathered at Dater High School to honor their comrades who lost their lives protecting our freedoms. The school hosted its 16th annual Memorial Day ceremony Friday, May 24. Veterans from throughout Hamilton County were treated to a free breakfast in the cafeteria, then marched to the flagpole for a flag raising ceremony and then followed a color guard into the auditorium for a program consisting of speeches, music, a scholarship presentation, an invocation and a benediction. This year’s keynote speakers were Lester Schmeer, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, and Ben Ruwan, an Army veteran who served in Iraq. Dater Principal Stephen Sippel said the annual Memorial Day ceremony, which began in 1998, is a special time when the campus opens up to the community, and he expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all the veterans who have served our country. “We are free to teach, learn and prosper because of what you have done for us and all Americans,” he said. Sippel said the U.S. has always called upon its own courageous men and women, who are willing to make the supreme sacrifice for their country, to protect freedoms here and abroad. “It is those individuals we honor today – both those who have given everything, never to return to their families and homes, and those who risked it all and returned as heroes,” he said. “Even now there are brave men and women overseas who are far from home, showing each of us what heroism and honor are.”

White Oak resident Bob McGeorge, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War, pages through his program at the annual Memorial Day ceremony hosted by Dater High School. This year’s ceremony took place Friday, May 24. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Green Township VFW Post 10380 members Roger Sand, left, and George Robben enjoyed the Memorial Day ceremony at Dater High School on Friday, May 24. Sand, a Green Township resident, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and Robben, a Delhi Township resident, served in the Army during World War II. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS U.S. Marine veterans, from left, Springfield Township resident Paul Travis, who fought at Iwo Jima in World War II; Colerain Township resident Ron Harris and Dillsboro, Ind. resident Joe Koch represented the Montezuma-Cincinnati Detachment of the Marine Corps League at Dater High School’s Memorial Day ceremony Friday, May 24. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

U.S. Army veteran Mike Johnson, Forest Park, left, and U.S. Marine veteran Mike Mason, Green Township, prepare to raise the flag during Dater High School’s Memorial Day ceremony Friday, May 24.

Monfort Heights residents Anna Rohrmeier, left, and Rose Ernst attended the Memorial Day ceremony at Dater High School in support of their husbands. Rohrmeier’s husband served in the Korean War and Ernst’s husband served in World War II. KURT





THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 13 Art & Craft Classes An Evening of Needle Felting, 6-8 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn how to needle felt and experience magic of turning pile of wool into finished project. For ages 12 and up. $20. 2258441. Cheviot. Fanciful Fairies, Noon-2 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Make your own tiny fairy to be hung as decoration or to play with. All supplies included. $20. 225-8441; Cheviot.


Paint a Mustache, 6:30-8 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Decorate your own to hang on a wall or give as a gift. Supplies included. For ages 8 and up. $20. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Farmers Market with home-grown items like fruits, vegetables, desserts, salsas, relishes, jam and olive oil. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park. Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Festivals St. Martin of Tours Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Games for children and adults, rides and raffles. Hamburgers, bratts, metts and more available for purchase. Beer available with wristband. Presented by St. Martin of Tours. 661-2000; Cheviot.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 9-11 a.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., Learn to sew on sewing machine. Leave with pillow you have sewn yourself. All materials provided. $50. Registration required. Through Sept. 7. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Craft Shows Craft Show and Vendor Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Delhi Hills Baptist Church, 5421 Foley Road, Tupperware, crafts, jewelry, food, cosmetics and more. To raise money for paving parking lot at church. Free. 375-8808. Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Spinning, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Racquetball Center. Group cycling workout. Ages 14-99. $8-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4920; Westwood. Zumba Fitness Classes, 10:3011:30 a.m., St. John’s Westminster Union Church, 1085 Neeb Road, $25 for five classes. Presented by Zumba Fitness. 347-4613. Delhi Township.

Festivals St. Martin of Tours Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, Harvest Home Park, 661-2000; Cheviot.

Garden Clubs Hillside Community Garden Regular Gardening Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Hillside Community Garden, 5701 Delhi Road, Garden together in unique hillside edible garden. All experience levels welcome. Dress for weather and bring water to drink. Work gloves and boots recommended. Other useful items are pruning shears and shovels. Free. Presented by Hillside Community Garden Committee. Through Nov. 2. 400-4511; Delhi Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste

District. 598-3089; http://ham Green Township.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, $4. 251-7977. Riverside.

Music - Classic Rock The Gamut, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside.

Music - Concerts Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., River City Rewind. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Sayler Park.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 Festivals St. Martin of Tours Festival, 3-10 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 661-2000; Cheviot.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; http://hamiltoncounty Green Township.


WestFest is next weekend, June 22 and 23, along Harriosn Avenue in Cheviot. There will be two stages of music, food, beer garden, craft tent and a Kidz Zone. Classic car show Saturday, June 22, (rain date: Sunday). Sunday includes happy hour 1-5 p.m. Free. FILE PHOTO

Exercise Classes Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 4514920; Westwood.

Summer Camps - Arts Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre Pre Program - Summer Drama Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Session One: Summer Drama classes (Musical Theatre Session). Daily through June 21. Final performance is free at 3 p.m. June 17. Acting, improvisation, theater skills, music and final performance on stage. Program features experienced instructors. Ages 10-13. $100. Registration required. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Western Hills Music School of Rock, 10-11 a.m., Western Hills Music, 4310 Harrison Ave., Group classes to explore basics of drums, bass, guitar, voice and keyboards with other budding rock stars. Monday-Friday. For ages 7-12 and 12-17. $75. Registration required. 598-9000; Green Township. Aca-fabulous Vocal Day Camp, 6-8 p.m., Western Hills Music, 4310 Harrison Ave., Join a capella ensemble singing new and old music to entice any age. Opportunity to perform on stage. Monday-Friday. Saturday dress rehearsal and performance. For grades 7-12 and adults. $125. Registration required. 289-2575; Green Township.

Summer Camps Religious/VBS Live Free Summer Enrichment Program, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Weekly through July 29. Summer enrichment program offers reading skills, games and sports, crafts and projects, field trips and stories of hope. Lunch and snack provided. Kindergarten-sixth grade. Free. Registration required. 662-2048. Cheviot.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, 675-0496. Sayler Park.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Clubs & Organizations Pioneer Antique & Hobby

Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. Speaker is Scott Ehrnschwender, a docent with the Cincinnati Museum Center, who will speaker about the Taft family. Guests welcome. Presented by Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association. 451-4822. Green Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Moving meditation, increasing strength and flexibility, allowing for calming of mind and refreshing of spirit. Bring mat. $35 fiveclass pass; $8 drop-In. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Health / Wellness Yoga Back Therapy, 6 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle yoga postures to soothe the back. $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 6752725; Delhi Township.

Religious - Community Wednesday Night Solutions, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 3420 Glenmore Ave., Weekly interactive DVD presentation hosted by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Variety of topics addressing everyday issues such as communication, conflict and more. 922-7897; resources/solutions. Cheviot. Free Community Meal, 5:306:30 p.m., Central Church of Christ, 3501 Cheviot Ave., Free. 481-5820; Westwood.

Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors and beginners with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic resumes, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 6089359. Westwood.

Harrison Ave., Artist-led beginner’s class on making mixedmedia painting of a poppy field to decorate your walls. Supplies included. For ages 12 and up. $25. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Auditions Delhi Rising Star Singing Competition, 6:30-9 p.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5261 Foley Road, Cash prizes and mini concert at Delhi Skirt Game. Ages 16 and up. $10 registration fee. Reservations required. Presented by Delhi Township Civic Association. 451-3600; Delhi Township.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 Exercise Classes Intro to Yoga Retreat, 7-9 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Concludes June 23. Bring journal and mat. Ages 18 and up. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, 675-0496. Sayler Park. Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Music - Rock Laurie Morvan Band, 9 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., Doors open 6 p.m. Blues rock band fronted by female blues guitarist Laurie Morvan. Ages 18 and up. $10 advance. 662-1222; Cheviot.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 9-11 a.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Spinning, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 451-4920; Westwood. Zumba Fitness Classes, 10:3011:30 a.m., St. John’s Westminster Union Church, $25 for five classes. 347-4613. Delhi Township.



WestFest, 1 p.m.-midnight, Downtown Cheviot, Harrison Avenue, Two stages of music, food, beer garden, craft tent and a Kidz Zone. Classic car show Saturday (rain date: Sunday). Sunday includes happy hour 1-5 p.m. Free. Presented by City of Cheviot. 389-9378; Cheviot.

Art & Craft Classes

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Paint Poppies, 6:30-8 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651

Hillside Community Garden Regular Gardening Day, 9

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. a.m.-noon, Hillside Community Garden, Free. 400-4511; Delhi Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; http://hamilton Green Township.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Tavern, 5510 Rybolt Road, Free. 574-6333. Green Township.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Art & Craft Classes Cancer Awareness Washcloth Knitting Class, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, 3651 Harrison Ave., For those with basic understanding of knitting, add to skills and learn multiple other ways of knitting. Yarn included, call for knitting needle requirements. For ages 10 and up. $15. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Festivals WestFest, 1-10 p.m., Downtown Cheviot, Free. 389-9378; Cheviot.

Stomp It Up, 6-8 p.m., Western Hills Music, 4310 Harrison Ave., Create musical story through rhythm and movement. Directed by Suzanne Lockwood. Ages 11-13. Monday-Friday. Performance date TBD. $125. Registration required. 289-2575; Green Township.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, 675-0496. Sayler Park.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 Art & Craft Classes Sewing 101, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Broadhope Art Collective, $50. Registration required. 225-8441; Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $35 five-class pass; $8 drop-In. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Home & Garden

Health / Wellness

Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089; http://hamilton Green Township.

Yoga Back Therapy, 6 p.m., EarthConnection, $30 for fiveclass pass or $7 drop-in. 6752725; Delhi Township.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 Exercise Classes Spinning, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Western Sports Mall, $8-$10. 4514920; Westwood.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Kroger Dent, 5830 Harrison Road, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 866-819-0127; Green Township.

Summer Camps - Arts Western Hills Music School of Rock, 10-11 a.m., Western Hills Music, $75. Registration required. 598-9000; Green Township.

Religious - Community Wednesday Night Solutions, 7-8:30 p.m., Vineyard Westside Church, 922-7897; Cheviot. Free Community Meal, 5:306:30 p.m., Central Church of Christ, Free. 481-5820; Westwood.

Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, $3, $25 for 10 classes. 205-5064; Green Township.

Support Groups Western Hills Job Search Satellite Group, 9-11 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, Free. 608-9359. Westwood.



Slaw recipe from the ‘hall of fame’

This year, grandson Will came home with a teeny cabbage sprout from Bonnie Plants. Bonnie Plants has a program throughout the United States that gives third-graders a cabbage plant to grow. At the end of the season, their teacher sends a photo of the class’s best plant as a state entry. The prize is $1,000 scholarship for the winner in each state. Will is taking care of his cabbage in my garden and, so far, his Bonnie cabRita bage is larger Heikenfeld than all of mine. RITA’S KITCHEN This is a fun and educational way to get kids interested in gardening and eating healthy. It’s also the time of year I start getting requests for the cole slaws made in local delis and a reader favorite is Thriftway’s slaw recipe. It was given to me by a reader several years ago and remains in my recipe “hall of fame.” After Will sends his cabbage photo in, I’m going to teach him to make stuffed cabbage rolls and Aunt Becky’s slaw.

Aunt Becky’s (Thriftway) cole slaw

Depending upon how much cabbage you have, you may not need all of the dressing. Add and taste as you go along. Remember, the salad should be dressed, not drowned! The dressing keeps well, covered for a week or so in the refrigerator and is delicious on a simple salad of leaf lettuce and sliced tomatoes.

1 head cabbage, shredded 1 carrot, shredded

Will Heikenfeld is pictured watering his Bonnie cabbage plant. Grandma Rita shares a cole slaw recipe. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

2 tablespoons sugar or equivalent substitute 1 cup each: Hellman’s mayonnaise and Marzetti slaw dressing Celery seed, salt and pepper to taste

Mix cabbage and carrot. Blend sugar, mayo, dressing and seasonings. Pour over cabbage mixture and stir to mix.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Use a bag of cole slaw mix instead of the cabbage and carrot.

have a gargantuan jelly pan), pour in berries, pectin and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add sugar all at once. Stirring constantly, bring back to a rolling boil over high heat. (You'll see big bubbles over the entire surface of the jam and when you stir the bubbles will remain). At this time, cook for 1 minute. Be careful, as mixture will burn if not stirred continuously. If you’re nervous about this, turn heat to medium high. Pour into hot jars carefully, skim any foam off top, wipe rims of jars with clean, wet cloth, and place lids and seals on. Turn upside down for five minutes (this kills any bacteria lingering on the inside lid). Turn right side up and let cool at room temperature. You’ll hear a “ping” when the seal is complete. The jam usually jells within a couple of hours, but sometimes it takes longer. If there are any jars that do not seal completely (press down in the center of the lid and it should not pop back up) store those in the refrigerator. Store in cupboard up to a year.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Classic strawberry jam Daughters-in-law Jessie and Courtney came over with their kids to make strawberry jam from fresh picked berries from A&M farms. Except for little Emerson, who napped during the jam making session, all four grandkids helped. After they left, my neighbor Sandy brought her granddaughter, Jalyse, over to make a batch. What a fun day! Check out my blog for step-by-step photos. Using local berries in season gives the jam a bright red hue and delicious berry flavor.

8 8 oz. canning jars with lids 5 cups finely mashed strawberries (we used the food processor after stemming the berries and washing them. Mashing by hand works, too.) 1 1.75 oz. box regular Sure-Jell fruit powdered fruit pectin (not low-sugar fruit pectin) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 7 cups sugar

Put canning jars in dishwasher and keep hot, or sterilize clean jars in hot boiling water for 15 minutes, again keeping jars hot. Keep lids and seals in simmering water. Using a very large pan (I

Sometimes instead of turning the jars upside down, I’ll process them in a water bath for 5 minutes after filling and sealing.

Sugar-free strawberry jam

Check out my blog at Cincinnati.Com/blogs for this recipe.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


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First winner of yard of the week The 2013 Delhi Civic Association Yard of the Week inaugural winner is Joe and Pauline DiSanto of Willow Lake Court. They will have the privilege of displaying for one week the Delhi Civic Association Yard of the Week yard sign. Photos of their yard will be displayed on the Delhi Civic Association website at

www.delhicivicassocia They also received a planter and gift certificates from Robben Florist and Garden Center and Friedhoff Florist and Greenhouse. Delhi Township residents can submit nominations for the homes of friends or neighbors who they feel have a beautiful, well maintained yard

which exemplifies Delhi’s greenhouse heritage as the Floral Paradise of Ohio. Entries can be submitted through the Delhi Civic Association website,, or by email to yardoftheweek@delhi or by calling 513-922-3111. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 23.

Joe and Pauline DiSanto of Willow Lake Court is the first weeklyw inner of the Delhi Yard of the Week. PROVIDED

Delta Kings annual show highlights Civil War SOUTHERN BAPTIST DELHI HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH “Come Hear The Story of Jesus” 5421 Foley Rd. • 513-922-8363 Rev. Bob Overberg

Sunday School..................................10:00a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ..................11:00a.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study .........7:00p.m.

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church "Where Everybody is Somebody" 1009 Overlook Ave. 513-921-2502 Rev. Kendell Hopper Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Worship-11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 pm


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PRESBYTERIAN OAK HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 6233 Werk Rd. (Enter off Werkridge) 922-5448 Rev. Jerry Hill 10:00 a.m Worship & Sunday School Nursery Care Avail.

Come and worship in a small casual church that emphasizes the fellowship and mission in the community and globally.

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST St. Peter & St. Paul United Church of Christ

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The Delta Kings will present its 67th annual show at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday June 15, in The Crawford Auditorium at Deer Park High School on Plainfield Road just north of Galbraith Road in Deer Park. Among the performers will be Ron Wolfangle from the Price Hill area. The chorus’ musical comedy offering this year will contain a dozen songs all cleverly woven together to poke a little fun at a very serious and tragic part of our country’s history and is titled “A Very Civil War,” the final Bruce Newhall play. This stage play is the last of 29 musical comedies by playwright, Bruce Newhall, created exclusively for the Delta Kings. Newhall could find or create humor out of most any historical event and transform it, and put it. The show will feature 12 mostly well known songs from

The Cincinnati Delta Kings Chorus rehearsing for its annual show on June 15. PROVIDED

the Civil War era up through the 1980s. Then the 2013 International Seniors Quartet Champions, Rusty Pipes from Greater Cincinnati, will be featured during the second half; and closing the show, as usual, will be the familiar voices of the Cincinnati Delta Kings Chorus in concert. Tickets are still only $15 at the door, $5 for 16 and under. Advance ticket sales are available by calling 888-796-8555 or you

may order from Groups of 10 or more are eligible for special group prices by calling 888-796-8555. The Delta Kings chorus men come from all walks of life and are from across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana. The Delta Kings chorus is the performing unit of the non-profit Cincinnati Chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society and this

show is the chorus’ primary annual fund raising event. Chartered early in 1944, the current active chorus of about 32 men entertain throughout Greater Cincinnati at public, community and private events. When they perform paid concerts they donate 10 percent of those proceeds to local charities. The 2008 thru 2012 recipient has been the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House.

FESTIVALS If you are having a festival and it is not listed, email your information to » St. Martin of Tours, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot Friday, June 14, 6 p.m.midnight Saturday, June 15, 5 p.m.-midnight Sunday, June 16, 3-10 p.m. Food Available: hamburgers, bratts, metts and more Beer with wristband 513-661-2000 » St. Joseph, 25 E. Harrison Ave., North Bend Friday, July 19, 6-11:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 5:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 3-10 p.m. Food available: hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, corn, pizza, fish, french fries and ice cream Alcohol with ID, wristband 513-941-3661 » Our Lady of Lourdes, Glenway Avenue and Muddy Creek Road, Westwood Family festival Friday, July 26, 6 p.m.midnight Saturday, July 27, 5 p.m.-midnight Sunday, July 28, 4-10 p.m. Food available: chicken dinner Sunday (3-7 p.m.)

Beer garden with ID, wristband 513-922-0715 » St. Aloysius on-theOhio, 6207 Portage St., Sayler Park Riverboats Friday, Aug. 2, 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 511:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 4-10:30 p.m. Food available: burgers, hotdogs, brats, metts, fish, famous chicken livers and chicken dinner Sunday at 4 p.m. Alcohol with ID, wristband 513-941-3445


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Kevin McKenna’s fascination with cigars began at a young age. “My grandfather was an avid cigar smoker,” McKenna said. “Even as a kid, I was fascinated by them. Obviously I wasn’t smoking them, but it was always something I was attracted to, the ritual involved with it – the cutting and the lighting and the forced relaxation that comes with it.” McKenna, a 2001 Elder High School graduate, has since turned his passion for cigars into a business, launching his own brand – La Abeja – in February. “The idea struck me, and I just kind of became obsessed with it,” said McKenna, who has worked at The Party Source in Bellevue, Ky., for more than five years. “That’s how I do things. Something pops in my head, and I work on it, work on it, work on it until I find what I want.” McKenna made trips to Miami and South America to research the tobacco-rolling process before hiring Casa Fernandez, one of the top producers of Cuban tobacco. “Cigars are like any other product; it all starts with raw materials,” he said. “You have to have good tobacco.”

Kevin McKenna, a 2001 Elder High School graduate, launched his own brand – La Abeja – in February. THANKS TO BRYON PHOTOGRAPHY

McKenna, who studied advertising and marketing at Xavier University, also helped design, package and advertise his product. “I definitely target more of a connoisseur and boutique-cigar enthusiast,” he said, “so I wanted to have something that was medium-bodied in terms of strength but also had the flavor complexity that would keep the attention of people who are avid cigar enthusiasts.” McKenna chose to call his cigar “La Abeja,” which means “the bee,” because of the symbolism associated with the insect. “Bees represent sacred knowledge because it’s the only animal that can create geometric shapes,” McKenna explained. “Ancient cultures believed that bees possessed some sort of sacred knowledge that was betrothed to them by their deities.”

McKenna likened the skills and knowledge of bees to those of cigar makers who oversee tobacco fermentation – a process that involves constant touching, smelling and monitoring of temperatures and humidity levels. There’s no exact science to it; the workers simply know when the tobacco is right. McKenna has invested a lot of time and effort – not to mention money – into his business; he estimates the starting fees were around $30,000. “Just creating the product is one thing, but you get involved with trademarks and LLCs and tax ID numbers and all the initial start-up costs,” he said. “It kind of snowballed.” Still, McKenna is pleased with the early results, as his cigar is on shelves in Louisville and throughout Michigan. He initially produced 380 boxes – 15 cigars per box – and hopes to sell between 800 and 1,000 boxes in his first year. He is also in the process of creating his next flavor. “The long-term goal is to build the brand and make it a full-time job,” McKenna said. “A lot of things have been trial and error, but you just have to take the leap and see what’s out there.”

Volunteers needed for annual river cleanup Volunteers are invited to join Great Parks of Hamilton County on Saturday, June 15, for the 24th annual Ohio River Sweep. Sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), the event brings more than 20,000 volunteers together to collect trash and debris from the banks of the entire Ohio River, from its origin in Pittsburgh, to its end in Cairo, Ill. The

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Thomas Collins Thomas Hicks Collins, 94, died May 29. He worked for Queen City Metro. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Michael (Stephanie) Collins, Sandra Smith; siblings Mary Jane (the late Charles) Wilhelm, Raymond (Betty) Collins; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Lillian Collins, one grandchild. Services were June 3 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

John Dixon John Russell Francis Dixon, 68, died May 21. Survived by children David, John, Jessica, Angela, Christen; siblings Alden, Edna, Ruth; many nieces and nephews; friends John Werle, Bob Seeger, Don Goetz, Chuck Cummins, Dan “Schmoe” Wagner. Services were May 25 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church.

Cynthia Ferrall Cynthia Lee Ferrall, 54, died May 30. She worked as a server at Frisch’s. Survived by husband Jeffrey Ferrall; children Joshua (Jessica), Jamie, Jeremy (Sarah) Eastham,

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 or pricing details. Christina, Matt Ferrall; grandchildren Kayla, Ethan, Cole, Jaxson Eastham; siblings Teresa (Rodney) Perry, Benny, Kelli (America Warnack) Garrett, Lori (Ronnie) Doyle, Karen (Jason) Jerauld; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by BraterWinter Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the funeral home.

David Finn Sr. David Clinton Finn Sr., 61, Delhi Township, died June 1. He was a contractor for Finn Remodeling. Survived by Finn wife Tonya Finn; children Sherry (Tim) Brown, Jonathan (Beth) Finn, Scott (Virginia) Robinson; grandchildren Michael Wells, Crystal Lindsey, Terry, Rebekah, Jonathan Finn Jr., Jesse Watt, Adam Peterson, Ella Robinson; greatgrandchildren Austin Wells, Terry Jr., David Finn, Jesse Jr., Ryleigh Watt, KaeOnna Hodge;

siblings Rita Shields, Carl (Lori) Smith. Preceded in death by parents Dubert, Pauline Finn, son David Finn Jr., siblings Patricia Saylor, Ronnie Finn. Arrangements by BraterWinter Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Kenneth Henderer Kenneth Henderer, 80, Delhi Township, died June 1. He worked at American Laundry Sales. He was a World War II Henderer veteran. Survived by wife Diane Henderer; children Karin (Marc) Quitter, Kim (late Tom) Conners, Dave (Patty) Henderer; grandchildren Tommy, Ryan, Ali, Matt, Justin, David, Emily, Ben; brothers Leroy, Herman. Preceded in death by sister Evelyn Glass. Services were June 6 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Education Fund.

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POLICE REPORTS DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Brandon Francisco, 24, 543 Greenwell Ave., robbery at 331 Clareknoll Court, May 21. Mark A. Robinson, 23, 162 Richardson Place, robbery at 331 Clareknoll Court, May 21. Ronald Roberts, 21, 5570 Hillside Ave., robbery at 5080 Delhi Road, May 21. Dave Gallant, 34, 5369 Whitmore Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 5367 Whitmore Drive, May 21. Dillard R. Bruner IV, 31, 3129 Spring Grove, driving under suspension at 5101 Cleves Warsaw Pike, May 22. Benjamin Scott Souders, 20, 3280 Anniston Drive, drug

offense at 4651 Delhi Road, May 24. Andrew Zimmerman, 20,, drug offense at 4651 Delhi Road, May 24. Shawn Davis, 23, 5880 Rainbow Hill Road, burglary at 6035 Rapid Run Road, May 25. George Aaron Davis, 26, 3778 Ripple Grove Drive, burglary at 6035 Rapid Run Road, May 25. Michael S. Hans, 33, 1026 Goodman Ave., assault at 5132 Delhi Road, May 26. Andrew Robert Miller, 30, 527 Rosemont Ave. Apt. 2, drug offense at 502 Pedretti Ave., May 26. Vernon R. Whitley, 39, 538 Virgil Road, theft at 4561 Delhi Road, May 26. Matthew Wainscott, 49, 1071

Alcliff Lane, assault at 1082 Anderson Ferry Road, May 28. Cody S. Steele, 22, 8815 Richmond Road, drug offense at 584 Covedale Ave., May 28. Mikel W. Jetter, 33, 541 Covedale Ave., drug offense at 584 Covedale Ave., May 28. Madison N. Shessia, 22, 4520 Burlington Pike, drug offense at 584 Covedale Ave., May 28. Shea Fricke, 20, 5564 Hillside Ave. Apt. 8, drug offense at 4600 Foley Road, May 28. Angela Parnell, 34, 2671 Vera, receiving stolen property at 4300 Delhi Road, May 31. Brian Francisco, 19, 544 Orchard View Lane, assault at 544 Orchard View Lane, June 1. Scott Klingenbeck, 42, 500 Greenwell Ave., operating a

vehicle while intoxicated at 500 Greenwell Ave., June 1. Richard Burton Thomas, 48, 3129 Spring Grove, assault at 502 Pedretti Ave., June 2. Jeffrey Charles Meyers, 20, 5358 Teaberry Court, drug offense at 472 Pedretti Ave., June 2.

Incidents/reports Animal bite Granddaughter bit by neighbor's dog at 1119 Betty Lane, May 31. Breaking and entering Copper piping stolen at 4748 Basil Lane, May 30. Burglary TV and dog stolen from home at 634 Lullaby Court, May 21. Jewelry stolen at 6340 Upper Road, May 28.

Fishing poles stolen at 286 Deephaven Drive, May 30. Criminal mischief Gasoline poured on shed and rose bushes at 1082 Anderson Ferry Road, May 23. Theft GPS and phone charger stolen at 5564 Hillside Ave., May 20. Guns and other items stolen from home at 151 Francisridge Drive, May 23. DVD player and tool box stolen at 568 Pedretti Ave., May 25.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Kimberly Lynn Wynn, born 1976, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 490 Elberon Ave., May 22.

DEATHS Church of Wyoming, and a member of the Cincinnati Woman’s Club. Survived by husband Donald HoffHoffman man; children David (Renee) Hoffman, Susan (Thomas) Osha; five grandchildren Justin, Daniel, Dylan Hoffman, Zach, Peyton Osha; friends Koji, Noriko, Rei and Rina Hiroshima, Norman Garrett. Preceded in death by parents Don, Dorothy Coy. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Presbyterian Church of Wyoming. Arrangements by Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to the Scholarship Fund at Cincinnati Woman’s Club, Cincinnati Opera Endowment Fund, Finneytown Education Foundation or the Presbyterian Church of Wyoming.

Alvin Huesman Alvin A. Huesman, 76, died May 31. He was a family physician. Survived by wife Patricia Huesman Huesman; children Brenda (the late Patrick) Huesman Pierre, Bridget (Michael) Kellner, Mark (Violeta), Matthew, Michael (Cathy) Huesman, Amy (Rusty) Tackett; grandchildren Jacquelyn, Nicholas, Kali Pierre, Jason, Emily, Sean, Conall Kellner, Justin, Nathan Tackett, Mitchell, Matthew, Chase, Russ, Ashley, Thomas, Jacob Huesman; brother Donald (Cindy) Huesman; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister Lois Ann (Bob) Gervers. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at St. Simon the Apostle. Memorials to: St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Betty Jane Kihnley Betty Jane Kihnley, 87, formerly of Delhi Township, died June 4. She worked for Jergens. Survived by children Linda Kihnley (Guy) Hilvert, George Kihnley; grandchildren Guy (Renee) Jr., Craig (Cheryl), Christina (John) Hilvert; greatgrandchildren Andrea, Ian, Jacob, Gavin, Connor, Olivia,

Lilia. Preceded in death by daughter Sandra Hagedorn. Services were June 10 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Mount Healthy Christian Village in care of the Christian Benevolent Association.

Esther Lewis Esther Willman Lewis, 86, Delhi Township, died May 31. She was a bookkeeper/teller with Southern Ohio Bank. Survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Walter Lewis. Services were June 5 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Trinity Hill United Church of Christ, 4490 Glenhaven Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Karen Naber Karen Garrett Naber, 64, Delhi Township, died June 2. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Nick Naber; children Nick (Melissa) Jr., Chris, Naber Angela Naber, Louis Vaughn; grandchildren Nick III, Alex, Justin, Heather, Jason, Josh; parents Harold, Eldina Garrett; sister Genel (Joe) Horstman; nieces and nephews Lynn, Donald, Brittany, Dennis. Preceded in death by sister Juanita Erkenbrecker. Services were June 7 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association.

Nancy O’Malley Nancy Irvine O’Malley, 63, Delhi Township, died June 3. She worked in the cafeteria with AVI. Survived by husband Wayne O’Malley; children Roger Larison, Andy Davis, Wayne, Melissa, Kelli O’Malley; father Dasel Irvine; 13 grandchildren. Preceded in death by mother Leona Irvine. Services were June 6 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

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Kathleen Tiettmeyer Kathleen Lockwood Tiettmeyer, 64, died May 31. Survived by husband Charles Tiettmeyer; brothers Tom (Toni), Jerry (Shirley) Lockwood; brothers- and sisters-in-law Paul (Ann) Tiettmeyer, Carolyn (the late Joe) Healey, Janet (Bill) Schulte, Mary Beth (Gene) Lachmann; many nieces and nephews. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at St. William Church. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Save the Animals, 4011 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.


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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 local ordinance violation, 3726 Glenway Ave., May 27. Darlene R. Schubert, born 1969, possession of a counterfeit controlled substance, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3401 Glenway Ave., May 27. Dylan Schlensker, born 1995, disorderly conduct, 788 Wells

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May 28. Elizabeth Margaret Shueler, born 1981, domestic violence, 497 Enright Ave., May 28. Quamar Edwards, born 1988, failure to comply with police, 3728 Laclede Ave., May 28. Tammy Lyn Griffis, born 1965, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 3509 Warsaw Ave., May 28. Andre Stokes, born 1973, possession of an open flask, 3216


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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, 263-8300 Charles Kenney, born 1995, burglary, 664 Enright Ave., May 31. Polly Parker, born 1990, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $300, 3738 Warsaw Ave., May 31. Andrea Ann Marcum, born 1992, criminal damaging or endangering, 1271 Ross Ave., June 1. Austin Fowler, born 1978, firearm in motor vehicle, having a weapon under disability, 814 Summit Ave., June 1. Colleen Mayne, born 1993, criminal damaging or endangering, 1271 Ross Ave., June 1.

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BRIEFLY An article in June 5’s Delhi Press misspelled the name and provided an incorrect address for Philipps Swim Club. The correct address is 5245 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati. The pool is member-operated, which was also incorrect in last week’s story.

Panthers looking for runners

Boys entering the seventh and eighth grade next fall are invited to join the Panthers Junior High Cross Country team for its 10th season. If you are interested in learning about the sport of cross country and long distance running, join the team for summer conditioning every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Fernbank Park, beginning June 25. Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday practices and races will begin July 30. The running club is open to all boys entering seventh or eighthgrade from the West Side of town. No experience is needed to join and conditioning is free. There will be a nominal fee for all races, which will be 8-10 contests. For more information, contact Sean Ernst at 3252007 or Or visit the team website at hersjhcc.

Shop at pool

Philipps Swim Club, 5245 Glenway Ave., will be hosting a Shop till you Drop event 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, on the pool grounds. A variety of goods and products offered by local vendors will be available. The event is free and open to the public. Non-members can attend and have their children swim for $5 while adults shop.

Delhi Business Association meets

The Delhi Business Association is having a meeting at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrel Court.

Delhi Township Administrator Pete Landrum is the guest speaker and will talk about the state of the township. Meetings are open to anyone who owns a business or works for a business that serves the residents of Delhi. Non-members are welcome to attend. For more information about the meeting, visit

Vacation bible school

Peace Lutheran Church, 1451 Ebenezer Road, will have a vacation bible school 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, for ages 3 through sixth-grade. The theme will be Tell It On the Mountain. There will be bible stories, songs, crafts and refreshments. It is fee. For information, call 941-5177.

Free summer camp at Eden Chapel

Sayler Park Eden Chapel United Methodist Church will have a free summer camp for children in kindergarten through sixth grade at the church, 150 Dahlia Ave. The Christian-based camp will run from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning June 18 and continuing through Aug. 1. There will be games and activities throughout the day and snacks and lunch will be provided. To register and for more information, call the church at 941-4183.

St. William has vacation bible school

St. William Parish will offer its annual Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 8, through Thursday, July 11, at the church, 4108 W. Eighth St. This year’s theme is St. Peter – Chosen by Jesus. Children ages kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to learn about Saint Peter and the special relationship that he had with Jesus and the church. Children will hear

how Peter was called by Christ to be a “fisher of men” and will see him walk on water during a puppet show. There will be chairs, boats, nets and sheep to help understand the Gospel stories. There will be songs, stories, crafts, snacks and plenty of fun. The last night of school will include a special Mass and an ice cream social. Activities will take place in Father Reardon Hall, located underneath the church, from 6:30-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per child or $25 per family (three or more from the same family). For more information, contact Deacon George Bruce at St. William Church at 513-921-0247, or visit to download and print a registration form.

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Shopping supports West Side pet rescue

West Side women are invited to a shopping extravaganza to benefit the Three Sisters Pet Rescue. The night of shopping and fellowship is 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Joy

Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Green Township. A sampling of some of the companies participating include Silpada, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Miche handbags, Tupperware and Scentsy. Proceeds from the event will go to Three Sisters Pet Rescue, a West



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Family and friends are hosting a benefit for Laura Ostertag who has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, from 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Our Lady of Victory Convocation Center, 810 Neeb Road. All money raised will help her family with medical bills and expenses. Music will be by Saffire Express Cost: $20 and includes admission, food and two drink tickets (21 and older). There are a limited number of tickets available, order early. To order tickets email: benefitforlaura@gmail. com. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make a donation to Laura’s Benefit email the address above.

Soph’s winning photo published

Sarah Rolfes, a sophomore at Seton High School, had a winning photograph of hers included in the recently published book, “Words 2013.” Her photograph, “Barge on the Ohio,” won the second place photography award in the 2012 Good River Celebration Contest spon-

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