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Tops in sports

The sports department of Community Press newspapers is proud to present the winners of the 2011 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest in this week’s issue. The Delhi Press winners, as voted online by readers, can be found on A6. Voters cast more than 265,000 votes for around 190 nominees. The 35 winners determined will receive a pair of field-box tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds. For a complete list of winners and their inspiring stories, please visit your community page at cincinnati. com/(your community’s name).

Trustees ax agreement

Delhi Township trustees voted 2-1 against renewing an agreement with an online research company. The township has subscribed to the service with eCivis for several years to help officials find and apply for grant funding. The fee for the service is $2,500 per year. Township department heads told trustees they rarely use the site, relying on other sources for grant information. Al Duebber was the sole vote for continuing the grant with Mike Davis and Jerry Luebbers voting against it.

Cars coming

Classic cars will roll into Fernbank Park Sunday, July 24, for the 22nd annual Rollin’ on the River Car Show. Sponsored by the RiverviewDelhi Hills Kiwanis, the car show again will be at Fernbank Park, Route 50 West, River Road, in Sayler Park. – SEE STORY, A3

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Pay attention on Delhi Pike

Some drivers ignoring changes in traffic patterns By Heidi Fallon

It’s drivers, not the design that’s causing safety concerns. Except for a few minor sign changes, Hamilton County traffic engineer Jeff Newby said the Delhi Road improvements are complete. However, both he and police Lt. Jeff Braun said drivers aren’t necessarily obeying the new safety features along the stretch from Anderson Ferry Road to Greenwell Avenue. “The safety benefits are in place with the reduction in driveway entrances and exits,” Braun said. “But we keep seeing drivers ignoring the restricted left turns and crossing five lanes of traffic. We believe that if the public were better educated and informed about the traffic patterns, the risk of accidents would decrease greatly.” Braun said there has not been an increase in traffic accidents along the pike since the improvements were done. Newby said the traffic lights now are timed HEIDI FALLON/STAFF and motion detecting devices installed on all Hamilton County traffic engineer Jeff Newby, left, and Delhi Township police Lt. Jeff Braun monitor traffic flow at the Anderson Ferry those lights. and Delhi Road intersection. Two left turn lanes were added as part of the pike improvement project, but officials say drivers still are “The sensors replace what used to be getting used to the configuration. embedded in the road,” said Ron Ripperger, township public works director. “They trigger Ferry from Delhi Pike,” said township resident the old way and sometimes stopped sideways blocking lanes while they figure it out,” he Walter Hughes. the left turn lights to keep traffic moving.” “In both instances, a driver had stopped said. Ripperger and Braun both said that some Braun said police officers may be forced to drivers mistakenly believe those devices are dead in the southbound lane trying to turn left into Walgreens instead of driving the few extra start handing out citations for drivers who video cameras. “No one is being recorded,” Braun said. feet and using the left turn lane by the old aren’t following the rules. “If people would simply read and follow Thriftway store.” “They’re essentially motion detectors.” Hughes said changes at both the Walgreens the signs for entering and exiting off the The added turn lane from Anderson Ferry Road to Delhi Road seems to be causing one of and further south at the township park and pike, there wouldn’t be a problem,” Braun McDonald’s entrance seem to be problem said. the problems. For more about your community, visit “I have almost been rear ended twice while spots. “I see drivers trying to maneuver to get in making a left turn onto southbound Anderson

Robben celebrates 80th year

Residents bailing out By Heidi Fallon

Delhi Township residents along Rapid Run Road once again were bailing out basements after a torrential rain June 10. Ron Ripperger, township public works director, said the rains came that Friday evening, flooding homes and forcing sections of the road from Neeb to Anderson Ferry to close or traffic detoured.

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Jason Schweitzer sorts through what he can salvage and what gets tossed after his Rapid Run Road home flooded June 10.

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This wasn’t the first time Kim Patton has had to deal with flooding at her Rapid Run Road home. Patton and her fiance, Lance Bowman, spent days sorting through their belongings after the June 10 flood with help from a private contractor hired by the Metropolitan Sewer District.

The Metropolitan Sewer District, which is in the process of buying homes along that stretch in a joint project with the township, hired private contractors to help homeowners with the clean up. The township has received two federal grants to assist in the property purchases. Ripperger said the first phase involves nine homes, four of which owners have accepted offers. The second phase involves 13 homes. Kim Patton is in that second phase. Pausing as she lugged belongings ruined by the June 10 flood to the curb, Patton said this is the second major flooding problem she’s had.

“I’ve lived here 25 years and this is the second major flood I’ve had,” Patton said. “My finished basement is completely ruined.” Next door, Jason Schweitzer was doing the same thing - deciding what he could salvage and what had to be tossed. “I’ve only lived here six months,” he said, adding that he doesn’t own the property, just rents. “I’ve lost everything. The garage door just caved in and the back wall collapsed. “It’s a real mess.” Ripperger said he’s been alerting home owners to call MSD 352-4900 when flooding like this happens. For more on your community, visit

What started as a family farm selling produce has blossomed into a family business that’s celebrating its 80th anniversary. Robben Florist and Garden Center, 352 Pedretti Ave., is inviting folks to join in the celebration June 24-26. Ron Robben, the third generation owner, said there will be specials and prizes all weekend with a grillout starting 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25. What used to spread across 22 acres is now down to three with a few of the original wood and glass greenhouses still in use. “My grandfather, George senior, started the business,” Ron said. “Then, my dad, George junior, and his brother, Ray, expanded it specializing in cut flowers.” Ron became the owner in 2000 and relies on his dad and mom, Carol; his sister, Kim King; his wife, Melissa; and his 15-year-old son, Justin, to keep the family tradition growing. “I started, like Justin, as a kid, working after school and weekends,” Ron said. “Customer service is our key to success,” King said.

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“We provide the service and knowledge people need to be successful with their own planting and gardening efforts,” Ron added. After getting his horticulture degree and working in Florida for a brief time, Ron said he actually missed the seven-day-a-week schedule the family business requires. “I guess I’m crazy, but I really missed it and knew it was time to come home,” he said. “The bulk of our business still is in cut flowers, but we do a lot of weddings and special events.” Along with his love of all things floral, Ron also inherited his father’s commitment to the community. George continues to tend to the gazebo along Delhi Road while Ron has been instrumental in the Planting Pride in Delhi project.


Ron Robben tends to flowers at the family’s floral business making sure all is ready for the 80th anniversary party June 24-26.

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George Robben and his grandson, Justin, represent the second and fourth generations of the family floral business. The Delhi Township garden center celebrates its 80th anniversary June 24-26.


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“It just makes me smile to see those flower pots around the township,” he said. “I think flowers can bring happiness to others as well. “This has always been a wonderful place to live and I want to do what I can to help Delhi grow and thrive.” For more about your community, visit www.


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Tammy Krieg and her sons, Ben and Zach, pose by the Yard of the Week sign they earned for their collective gardening efforts at their Hickorywood Court home. Along with the sign, Krieg and her husband, Nick, receive gift certificates from local growers and a plant from Floral Paradise Gardens. The Delhi Civic Association will continue citing award-winning lawns through the summer. To nominate a yard, call 922-3111.

BRIEFLY Veteran officers

The Delhi Township Veterans Association recently elected new board members. Jeff Lefler was re-elected as secretary; Bob Burke was re-elected treasurer; Jerry Morris was re-elected trustee; and Ron Gerhardstein was elected trustee. They join Commander Don Osterfeld, Vice Commander Howard Brinkdoepke, Second Vice Commander Lenny Kleiner, and trustees Mike Bender and Joe Jones. In related DTVA activity, officials have extended the deadline to July 11 to submit names to be engraved on the Wall of Honor monument. For information about submissions and qualifications, go to or call Lefler at 471-8693.

Summer concert

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra kicks off its 2011 summer concert season with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave. Titled “Back by Popular Demand,” the orchestra will celebrate 15 years of making beautiful music by performing their favorite tunes from Broadway, Hollywood and beyond. Featured pieces include music from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables,” “Harry Potter,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and others. Also included will be summertime classical favorites and patriotic songs. The concert is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Visit or call the orchestra hotline at 941-8956.

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Golf outing

The Delhi Athletic Association will have a golf outing Sunday, July 31, at Hillview Golf Course, 6954 Wesselman Road. The golfing starts with a 1 p.m. shotgun start in an 18hole scramble format. Registration begins at noon. Cost is $280 per foursome, $70 per individual if paid by July 10; after July 10 cost is $320 per foursome and $80 for an individual. Dinner only is $20, with reservations made by July 10. Entry fee includes: green fees, cart, hot dog, chips, soft drink or water at registration and at the turn, tow free beer tickets, steak dinner (including roasted corn, baked potato, green beans, roll, dessert) beer and soft drinks with dinner. Send registration with a check made payable to DAA to: Delhi Athletic Association, c/o Kurt Mechley, 651 Hawthorne Heights, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

Band hosts flea market

The Oak Hills Band Association will host its sixth annual Outdoor Community Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Last year featured more than 50 booths and the association anticipates more this year. Vendors, crafters, organizations, individuals and families are invited to rent space for displaying and selling their goods. Booth rentals are $15 for a 9-feet by 18-feet space, or $25 for an 18-feet by 18-feet space. For more information, or to rent booth space, please contact Holly Kross at 922-6233.

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Highlander golf outing

The Oak Hills Alumni Association is hosting its annual golf outing fundraiser at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, at Aston Oaks Golf Club in North Bend. Proceeds from the “Swinging Fore Scholarships” outing benefit the Oak Hills Alumni Scholarship Fund. Oak Hills alumni, family, friends and community members are all welcome to play. The cost is $95 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, drinks, dinner, games and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To register or find more information, call Lori Ohmer at 598-2948, visit ni/index.htm or email OHHS

Dancing to Dallas

Two Miracle Dance Theatre competition dance teams have been invited to the World Dance Championships in Dallas this August. The championship is divided into four age categories and the Delhi Township dance studio is sending a team in the 9-11 age category and another in the 15-19 age category. “This is a huge honor and a great representation for Cincinnati, not only because it is the best of the best, but we will be some of the only tap groups going,” said Jeffrey Pitzer, studio manager. Donations to help send the dancers would be gratefully accepted, Pitzer said. Call 921-0700 for more information.



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Annual charity car show rollin’ into Sayler Park

Classic cars will roll into Fernbank Park Sunday, July 24, for the 22nd annual Rollin’ on the River Car Show. Sponsored by the Riverview-Delhi Hills Kiwanis, the car show again will be at Fernbank Park, Route 50 West, River Road, in Sayler Park. “This is always a great family and community event,” said Al Duebber, car show organizer. “And, it’s free.” “Last year we had 420 vehicles and we’re expecting 400 to 500 this year.” This is the first year for online pre-registration, Duebber said. He said he’s both surprised and pleased with the number of classic car owners signing up early to show off their vehicles.

Registration fees are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Those opting to register the day of the show can do so starting at 9 a.m. The first 300 participants receive free dash plaques and gift bags. Judging by the Antique Auto Club of Northern Kentucky ends at 3 p.m. with the awards presentation at 3:30 p.m. The event includes music with disc jockey Rocky Stellatano, sponsored by Delhi Business Association. There also will be raffles and door prizes, and plenty of food and beverages. “As always, all proceeds will go to community projects and local charities,” Duebber said. “And, we always make donations to area schools.” For more details call Duebber 941-7700 or go to www.rollinontherivercar

Delhi installs park surveillance camera By Heidi Fallon

Smile – you may be on camera. In a 2-1 vote June 15, Delhi Township trustees agreed to install a video surveillance camera at the Delhi Township Park. The $15,000 camera will be placed high atop a light pole near the skateboard plaza and concession stand. It will cost an estimated $1,000 to $2,000 a year in technical support services. Trustee Jerry Luebbers voted against the camera purchase, citing his view the township should be “looking for ways to save money, not spend it.” The township, like all municipalities, is bracing for cuts in local government funds and the estate tax elimination. Luebbers said the township could lose $1 million in general fund money by 2013. However, both Al Duebber and Mike Davis support-

ed the camera idea. Police Chief James Howarth had recommended the camera installation months ago when he was hoping for a grant to pay for it. The grant request was denied and Howarth said his department budget could not afford to buy the camera for the park. The police department was installing similar video equipment mandated by the state to tape interrogations. The park camera will be monitored through the same system the police department had to install. “If I could, I’d have cameras as many places as possible,” Howarth said. “They are a tool for us.” Duebber said he, too, was an advocate for video surveillance and has cameras at his business. Davis said he feels the camera will be both a deterrent and safety feature. For more about your community, visit www.

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hour. Also returning this year is the craft tent in front of City Hall, and the popular pickle-eating contest sponsored by Maury’s Tiny Cove. Contestants will stuff as many pickles in their mouths as possible at 5 p.m. Sunday. Perrino said she enjoys working with the familiar faces and vendors who return each year, as well as meeting the new people who come aboard. “I love the community this event brings out,” she said. For more information about the 2011 WestFest, visit or call 389-9378.


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The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.

Sixth grade

Highest honors: Morgan Beare, Jeffrey Bill, Michael Bill, Karen Connelly, Lydia Cox, Ethan Cundiff, Chelsea Davis, Marisa Fink, Julia Gomien, Lindsey Hale, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kylee Howard, Paige Knorr, Susan MacDonald, Trevor Might, Donna Nguyen, Tyler Parrish, Madison Schaefer, Shelby Spitzfaden, Cierra Tarter, Devin Ulrich, Sarah Urban, Kaylei Wilcox and Jonah Yates. High honors: Nicholas Ashwell, Paige Bailey, Jenna Baker, Shelby Barnell, Mariah Bayalan, Ashley Brinkerhoff, Juliann Bunner, Haley Cox, Abby Daugherty, Makenzie Deidesheimer, Jessica Essert, Holly Feucht, Keyrstin Fisher, Chase Gilkeson, Kenyon Hairston, Taylor Hibbard, Jessica Hornback, Joshua Jones, Keith Kaiser, Megan Kappen, Jayden Kirchner, Sabrina Lee, Ryan Leming, Mya Lipps, Brianna Lunsford, James Maltry, Danielle Martini, Sidney McElroy, Kyle Montag, Kaylee Morris, Saed Musaitif, Timothy Neale, Blair Patterson, Jackson Petrich, Alexandria Pillow, Brandon Prom, Jacob Schaub, Sheldon Slayback, Zen Spring, Colleen Suhr, Selina Sunderman, Hunter Tripp, Austin Watson, Gavin Wiggs, Keajea Williams and Howie Zade. Honors: Brooke Bellomo, Mckenna Belmont, Taylor Biggs-Specht, Aliyah Boeh, Brandon Brown, Hannah Burmeister, Robyn Combs, Bethany Dodge, Amy Ebbers, Jacob Ehrman, Victoria Essen, Shayla Gee, Ashley Gordon, Dylan Guthrie, Sandy Habbas, Jodi King, Cailyn Kleisinger, Nathan Madden, Travis Marshall, Kayla Maxson-Brooks, Emily McKinney, Faith Mealor, Brianna Messer, Bryson Michaelis, Hope Mitchell, Jared Peters, Justin Pickerell, Madison Raabe, Ryan Reed, Amberlee Rosen, Taylar Sabath, Robert Sanker, Alexander Schoenlaub, Emma Sinnard, Aaron Smith, Rebecca Smith, Sarah Spraul, Jada Stanforth, Caleb Thacker, Zane Thompson, David Tippitt, Melissa Vollhardt, Zachary Willenborg and Alisseia Wissemeier.

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Highest honors: Diana Ahrman, Alex Albrecht, Allison Berding, Matthew Brodbeck, Jamie Colston, Alexis Cornelius, Travis Costa, Emily Dull, Alexandra Eby, Emily Ewry, Emily Fischvogt, Kristina Flanigan, Madison Froehle, Rebecca Funk, Samantha Goldizen, Chandler Harlow, Tyler Heller, Nikki Ingle, Morgan Inskeep, Kali Jones, Zachary Kappen, Ryan Korn, Abigail Lang, Natalie Lloyd, Bradly Mansu, Alexandra McCarthy, Ally McCarthy, Heather McCowan, Amanda Meyer, Sarah Miller, Alexander Minnick, Alex Schulz, Thomas Seibert, Joseph Shine, Samantha Siegel, Kayla Stevenson, Sofia Tedesco, Aaron Thatcher, Ashley Wright and Kareem Zade. High honors: Haden Barkley, Drew Beck, Michaela Bruser, Taylor Carmony-Hackle, K. Jessica Clark, Alexis Conley, Austin Costa, Morgan Cox, Matea Davis, Andrew Dezarn, Sara Duffy, Brooklyn Earhart, Kaley Eberle, Tyler Gates, Quinten Griffis, Erica Gruen, Anna Hilvert, Charles Jump, Alyson Kelley, Hannah Ketteman, Taylor

King, George Laffey, Austin Long, Molly Luebbering, Isaac McMichael, Ryan Merk, Nicholas Morrow, Danielle Muench, Johnny Nguyen, Nolan Norman, Abygayle Partin, Kevin Pasion, Hailee Powell, Tyler Reese, Jeremy Rossi, Dylan Roth, Zachary Schultian, Carly Segbers, Emma Sexton, Alicia Simpson, Carley Smith, Cassandra Stranzin, Livia Taleff, Allison Vititoe, Kearsten Weber, Jared Willwerth, Thomas Willwerth, Abigail Winch, Alexis Witt and Conor Young. Honors: Jazmin Abu-Rizeq, Courtinee Ames, Jacob Baird, Alyssa Baldwin, Joshua Brummett, Danielle Brunner, Jeffrey Buschard, Shannen Chappell, Samuel Deel, Michael Fairbanks, Garrett Feist, Larissa Fuller, Alexis Garcia, Quentin Graham, Devon Hash, Cheyenne Henson, Angela Hilvert, Gavin Huegel, Andrew Kelley, Alyssa Marksberry, Kristen McClure, Brooke Pristas, Sydnee Pruitt, Evan Schulz, Daniel Scott, Anthony Shepherd, Luny Singharat, Michaela Skalski, Chelsea Smith, Madeleine Spurlock, Briana Staples, Matthew Stevens, Landen Sullivan, Theodore Tedesco, Daniel Thomas, Sarun Va, Alexander Voss, Anthony Waechter, Amber Williams, Adam Wilzbach, Bryon Wood and Shyane Wright.


Highest honors grads

Eighth grade

Highest honors: Stacy Allen, Hannah Bailey, Madison Baines, Samantha Duwel, Katelyn Eisenmann, Zachary Fleming, Sophie Freihofer, Brianna Frondorf, Caitlin Hennessey, Sabrina Kaufelt, Brooke Kinney, Katherine Laine, Emily Lohmann, Deja Moore-Goodwin, Gabriella Rivera, Rachel Rossi, Hailey Ryan, Jessica Smith, Alaina Vinson, Stephanie Werth and Toria Williams. High honors: Jasmine Agnew, Bradley Becker, Nia Bellomo, Aubrey Beyer, Andrew Cole, Alyssa Cordell, Brenton Cox, Megan Daniel, Fayth Darnell, Emily Daugherty, Jonathan Davis, Joshua Davis, Chelsea Feist, Jacob Fleming, Elizabeth Hagan, Cameron Jackson, Morgan Jones, Ashley Kiley, Sydney Lee, Isaac Lenihan, Kayla Mueller, Ahmed Musaitif, Monica Nguyen, Oriana Perkins, Victoria Radcliffe, Christian Ripley, Haley Rutenschroer, Austin Sexton, Courtney Smith, Sydney Spitzfaden, Bryanna Stafford, Sydney Stortz, Hannah Sutthoff, Ciarrah Thien, Hannah Vanbever, Maria Venturini, Cassandra Whipple and Kelly Wilms. Honors: Matthew Amend, Kelsie Ayers, Shafter Barkley, Steven Bartholomew, Jacob Baute, Leah Beermann, Jacob Brinkerhoff, Samuel Brueggemeyer, Jazzalyn Bunner, Jonathan Burke, Kaitlyn Cain, Stephanie Caplinger, Shasha Cobbs, Sean Conley, William Cooper, Aaron Donahoe, Giovanni Fobbe, Mia Gehm, Jacob Gerke, Jonathan Graf, Richard Hance, Kurtis Heinlein, Clayton Heitfeld, Hanna Hughes, Alexis Kiley, Jeremy King, Austin Thomas Lee, Alia Lenihan, Sophorn Long, Luke Lykins, Marcus Mansu, Emily Massie-Cable, Hunter Morrison, Muhamed Musaitif, Bridgette Nagel, Stephanie Niederkorn, Jessica Olthaus, Justin Penn, Zachary Pickerell, Joseph Poggemann, Jade Proctor, Brandon Rehn, Hayley Ridings, Summer Sabath, Kaylynn Simpson, David Spence, Trenton Spurlock, Emily Stolze, Mario Sunderman, Stephanie Surharski, Alysa Truett, Peyton Walpole, Liam Warren, Alexis Wellinghoff, Morgan Whaley, Paige Whitley and Emily Wolfzorn.

Each year, rather than naming a valedictorian and salutatorian, Oak Hills High School honors its seniors with the highest grade-point averages. The students in this year’s group have a 3.9 GPA overall. Pictured from front left are Carrie Ramsaur, Jennifer Fitz, Nicole Sunderhaus, Jacqueline Raabe, Chelsea Kathman, Kelsey Kolish, Susan Shockey, Lindsay Webb, Nicole Bishop, Katelyn Tesla, Jessica Cicale, Kelly Louie and Sara Jung; second row, Sidney Jasper, Erin Murray, Erin Holtman, Alyssa Price, Samantha Imfeld, Megan Miller, Nicole Beck, Allyson Janson, Lauren Weitz, Lauren Lamping, Catherine Moster, Molly Farrell, Paige Bedinghaus and Catherine Gilliam; third row, Triet Dao, Miraj Patel, Nicole Levernier, Caitlin Craft, Megan Gilbert, Candace Dupps, Rachel Ruehl, Jacqueline Ehrman, Jennifer Boehringer, Kelsey Wineland, Jamie Frolicher, Luke Neville and Tanh Truong; fourth row, Daniel Felix, Charles Hinton, Eric Thorman, Matthew Maxey, Christian Vandewalle, Patrick Brems, Nathan Cybulski, Andrew Raczka, Anthony Wunder, Alexander Kroeger, Zachary Horstman, Alexander Nurre, Jared Vanderpohl, Nathan Smith, Trevor Jordan and Alex Sehlhorst.


The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.


First honors: Julie Alder, Christine Anneken, Allison Bailey, Molly Beck, Samantha Bedel, Taylor Beiersdorfer, Megan Bisher, Loretta Blaut, Diana Bolton, Molly Brauch, Magalynne Browne, Kendall Cappel, Allyson Cox, Corrine Deutenberg, Rebecca Freese, Jessica Frey, Kelly Gallagher, Cassidy Gramke, Jennifer Healey, Karly Heinzelman, Taylor Hirth, Sarah Kammer, Rice Klauke, Lauren Knolle, Julia Kohler, Kelley Kraemer, Katherine Lehan, Lauren Lind, Morgan Masminster, Brittany Maxwell, Anna McGowan, Michelle Moehring, Samantha Monahan, Hannah Nartker, Alexandra Neltner, Ashley O’Brien, Abigail Pace, Samantha Pragar, Rachel Richter, Nicole Ruffing, Brooke Schleben, Cayla Schmitt, Victoria Scholl, Sydney Schultz, Samantha Smith, Sarah Specker, Kirby Sullivan, Halie Sunderman, Catherine Tuttle, Olivia Wall and Olivia Wetsch. Second honors: Penelope Abe, Alissa Allison, Hannah Becker, Elizabeth Bruewer, Julie Chastang, Elizabeth Day, Key’Vonya Edwards, Abigail Felix, Maggie Freudiger, Jessica Gilmore, Lauren Godsey, Samantha Goodwin, Margaret Hamad, Victoria Hancock, Mikayla Hartoin, Amanda Hayden, Katelyn Hembree, Lindsey Hendricks, Samantha Hissett, Rachel Hobbs, Alexandra Hoffmann, Olivia Klumb, Molly Kraisinger, Monica Lepper, Sydney Loebker, Allison Luebbering, Alyssa Lyons, Allison Mohan, Taylor Morano, Katie Nanney, Lindsey Niehaus, Susan Nussman, Colleen O’Connor, Christine Oswald, Carley Roberto, Quinn Scheiner, Courtney Schriefer, Olivia Selle, Leanne Shinkle, Jewel Thompson, Rachel Watkins, Macy Wauligman, Christa Woelfel, Jessica Wuebbolt and Chelsea Zang.


First honors: Lindsey Ackerman, Melanie Autenrieb, Abigail Awad, Nicole Behler, Morgan Doerflein, Alejandra Driehaus, Danielle Drinkuth, Jocelyn Evans, Kaitlyn Finfrock, Katarina Gay, McKenzie Grace, Kelsey Groll, Molly Hartig, Emily Heine,

Sarah Hilvert, Karly Hyland, Maggie Keyes, Hayley Kirley, Kathleen Koch, Grace Laiveling, Erika LaRosa, Stephanie Little, Jenna Martini, Laura Mersmann, Holly Meyer, Paige Moorhead, Lindsey Mullen, Kelsey Murphy, Jennifer Nguyen, Colleen O’Brien, Morgan Quatman, Kara Rattermann, Emily Reiring, Samantha Riser, Allison Roell, Christine Rowland, Katelyn Schoster, Christina Schultz, Stefanie Schwarm, Emily Sedler, Jaime Smith, Regina Squeri, Nicole Stemler, Ashley Tettenhorst, Emma Thiemann, Andrea Toth, Sydney Vollmer, Allison Walke, Erin Wanger, Jessica Woeste, Rachel Zieverink and Kourtney Zigelmier. Second honors: Arianna Alonzo, Jessica Anevski, Shelby Ashcraft, Jacqueline Bauer, Amanda Boeing, Ashley Bretnitz, Caitlin Brunton, Maureen Carolin, McKenzie Davis, Lisa Dlima, Morgan Doll, Ashley Doyle, Sarah Doyle, Kristin Eversole, Shelby Fritsch, Haley Gooderson, Erin Grace, Elizabeth Griswold, Emma Hand, Emily Hayhow, Brooke Heideman, Anna Marie Hetzer, Emily Hofmeyer, Kelli Holwadel, Kara Hunsche, Ashley Jacobs, Hannah James, Nicole Key, Amanda Koppers, Hannah Lanzillotta, Margaret Leisgang, Adelaide Lottman, Kayla Luckett, Sarah Macke, Cheyenne Martinez, Kathleen McCarthy, Marisa Meyer, Alexandra Moehring, Mary Grace Moore, Stephanie Myers, Nicole Nie, Jenna Niehaus, Emma Nienaber, Molly Piller, Kara Ridder, Sydney Roll, Haley Rollison, Madison Rosenacker, Helena Sabato, Jordan Schmidt, Sara Schwierjohann, Elizabeth Smith, Laura Sollmann, Anna Stagge, Rachel Stock, Emma Summers, Elizabeth Sunderhaus, Maria Svec, Jacqueline Tran, Morgan Vogel, Jaclyn Waller and Rachel Wink.


First honors: Samantha Beeler, Lindsey Berting, Lauren Bihl, Taylor Bittner, Kaitlyn Cappel, Anna Combs, Alexis Cranley, Ashley Eversole, Anne Goettke, Danielle Hoffman, Emily Igel, Alyssa Kaine, Jordan Lipps, Katherine McHale, Brooke Moorhead, Sandra Moser, Ashley Niemann, Anne Pace, Stacey Radziwon, Noelle Rogers, Melissa Schenkel and Lauren Ulmer. Second honors: Melissa Alexander, Lindsey Allgeyer, Molly Arnold, Alexandra Averbeck, Jessica Bailey, Sarah Banfill, Dallas Beard-

sley, Mariah Becker, Nicole Bell, Olivia Bernard, Julie Buttelwerth, Sarah Clark, Erin Davoran, Olivia Dulle, Rebecca Ewald, Jessica Fox, Jaynee Goines, Carly Graman, Rachel Gregory, Madeline Haney, Maggie Hauer, Bailey Haussler, Taylor Heim, Shanna Hickey, Sarah Kathmann, Olivia Klawitter, Vanessa Klawitter, Amber Knolle, Kelly Laib, Emma Lindle, Kari Lockwood, Jourdan Lyons, Emily McDonald, Andrea Metzger, Lauren Meyer, Rebecca Meyer, Jennifer Morand, Jessica Mueller, Alexi Murray, Leanne Nieberding, Alison Norman, Lam Pham, Rachel Poston, Natalie Rudolf, Mollie Ruffing, Emily Seibel, Kylee Siefke, Allison Smith, Samantha Southard, Emily Stautberg, Lauren Tepe, Maria Tepe, Shelby Wauligman, Rachel Weber, Alisha Wilk and Cassy Woelfel.


First honors: Catherine Bisher, Meghan Cappel, Megan Catanzaro, Elizabeth Cook, Marie Fishburn, Akayla Floyd, Chelsea Geiger, Jamie Gregory, Katherine Grote, Jaymee Hayden, Noelle Hingsbergen, Anna Hinzman, Elizabeth Hurley, Sarah Kramer, Mary Leisgang, Rebecca Meese, Hannah Perrino, Sarah Ritter, Abigail Scherer, Kathryn Schwaeble, Laney Sportsman, Jenna Stenger, Erica Tan, Stacie Volker, Lindsay Wagner, Jenna Weber, Mollie Williams, Erin Zimmermann Second honors: Samantha Barnes, Kathryn Bayer, Emily Bleh, Chelsea Boles, Andrea Book, Emily Brunner, Jordan Burch, Amanda Changet, Ashley Combs, Teresa Del Prince, Samantha Dresmann, Katie Fisher, Michelle Hamad, Mary Hartfiel, Elizabeth Hartke, Taylor Hensley, Kathleen Hornback, Stephanie Klawitter, Jordyn Klumpp, Allison Lauck, Kelly Leonard, Anna Marie Marsala, Katie Mellott, Kaitlyn Melvin, Crystal Merida, Alyssa Merz, Rachel Minning, Joy Mooney, Michelle Mugwambi, Rebecca Murphy, Natalie Palmer, Katie Phillips, Lori Piller, Casey Reagan, Molly Rebennack, Allison Rebholz, Ashley Roettker, Nicole Rogers, Amanda Roseberry, Courtney Schmidt, Alyson Schoenung, Katelyn Schuerman, Alexandra Seitz, Kelly Simpkins, Ashley Smith, Abigail Sturgill, Alison Taylor, Elizabeth Telles, Lindsey Thompson, Sarah Tiemeyer, Sarah Wiechert and Mary Zupan.


The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2010-2011 school year. PROVIDED

Fundraising walk

The Mother of Mercy High School community recently raised money through Bobcats without Borders, the 36th annual Mercy Walk. Through a connection with Student Council’s Global Action Project, Mercy students were able to support Mercy Beyond Borders, an organization that targets Southern Sudan in south Saharan Africa. On average, students collected $35 each in pledges, allowing $15,000 for scholarships and another $4,000 to be donated to their sisters in Sudan. Those funds will be designated for high school scholarships for two Sudanese refugee girls in the Girls’ Opportunities Scholars program at $1,000 each, another $1,000 to provide health kits and medicine to Sudanese girls’ schools and finally another $1,000 sent to the St. Bakhita School to support 10 primary school students for an entire school year. All students and faculty participated in the 6.5-mile walk.

Fourth, fifth and sixth grades

Academic Honor Award: Lydia Abbott, Ally Albertz, Annie Awad, Hannah Bacon, Katelyn Barnes, T.J. Berndsen, Justin Besl, Brooke Bethel, Kevin Bill, Chelsey Brown, Sadie Chaney, Samantha Clark, Braden Connor, Heidi Cook, Michael Corcoran, Nick Cron, Zach Czoer, Tanner Daria, Dalton DeBruler, Hannah Doll, Hayley Dressler, Matt Dugan, Tony Essen, Mitchell Gibbs, Austin Gilkey, Nick Gillespie, Mitchel Grady, Jacob Gutzwiller, Barkley Haneberg-Diggs, Nathan Hartung, Olivia Hensley, Nathan Hill, Josh Hoffman, Tyler Hyde, Lars Illokken, Hope Inman, Alexa Jacob, Samantha Jones, Analise Kandra, Jacob Kellard, Jill Kloepfer, Shelby Lanpheare, Carmen Leisgang, Charles Lipps, Emily Lipps, Eric Lipps, Bella Lohmiller, Kurt Luken, Corey Manhema,

Brenna McDermott, Jacob Melvin, Eric Meyer, Morgan Morano, Madisyn Morgan, Danny Moster, Alex Mullins, Tyler Mullins, Braedy Murphy, Brandon Myers, Abby Neumann, Ryan Niehaus, Mady Nutter, Caroline Oakley, Emma Ochs, Grace Paustian, Taylor Pitchford, Owen Porta, Reggie Richards, Zach Rizzo, Renee Rodgers, Michael Rosen, Erica Schloemer, Hannah Schwaeble, Nick Sebastian, Joey Shoemaker, Abbey Staubitz, Christian Staubitz, Allison Sullivan, Jack Sunderman, Abby Tettenhorst, Mikaleigh Thai, Danny Vale, Dane Vatter, Kenzie Vatter, Jacob Wells, Erica Wessel, Ryan West, Andrew White, Monica White, Alyssa Wittrock, Jeff Wolf, Tristan Worsham, Sam Wuebbling, Alex Young, Timmy Zang and Lexi Zimmer.

Seventh and eighth grades

First honors: Emma Albertz, Rachel Auer, Stefanie Autenrieb, Megan Awad, Graham Bartels, Emily Berning, Blake Bethel, John Paul Bosse, Logan Burke, Rachel Dreiling, Morgan Essen, Sydney Goins, Annie Gru-

ber, Bridget Hellmann, Olivia Hess, Nora Hibbard, Gwen Homan, Jake Humphrey, Jordan Jacob, Kaitlyn Jacobs, Sammy Kingdom, Kayla Krommer, Karl Luken, Evan Mallory, Adam Melvin, Mitchell Moorhead, Patrick Morris, Bradley Murphy, Katie Murray, Abby Nutter, Brooke Oakley, Christopher Ochs, Brittany Oestreicher, Keith Orloff, Kyle Orloff, Anna Ostendorf, Ally Reckers, Jessica Rieskamp, Rachel Sebastian, Kelly Shields, Julia Snodgrass, Marisa Stavale, Amanda Stevens, Ashley Stevens, Ryan Sullivan, Maria Torok, Kurtis Wagner, Nickolas Wells, Richard Witte and Ashley Wittrock. Second honors: Austin Altenau, Josie Angel, Scott Araujo, Lindsey Audretch, Nick Burgasser, Ben Carroll, Anna Castano, Joey Dowd, Randall Ellis, Savannah Geiger, Drew Goins, Kyle Goins, Stosh Groszek, Rachel Hale, Mitch Huesman, Spencer Kandra, Andrew Le, Robby Oswald, Stephen Rodgers, Alexander Rolfes, Shane Smith, Adam Vale and Olivia Volz.


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June 22, 2011

From left, Oak Hills High School graduates Logan Beare, Anthony Wunder, Nicole Beck and Jessica Cicale hang out before donning their caps and gowns and getting in line for graduation. Oak Hills seniors graduated during a ceremony Saturday, June 4, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

Oak Hills High School graduates, from left, Chad Streder, Greg Thesing, Jason Maxwell, Robert Moehring, Nick Rudy, Drew Thomas, Anthony Hammond and Everett Osborne were excited to accept their diplomas. Oak Hills seniors graduated in a ceremony Saturday, June 4, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

New Highlander alumni

Oak Hills High School graduates, left to right, Nick Smith, Christopher Lehan, Michelle Long, Nicholas HauserDeMeo, Leah Binkley and Ashley Burst pause for a photo before graduation. Oak Hills seniors graduated during a ceremony Saturday, June 4, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.


Oak Hills High School graduates, left to right, Luke Williams, Jarod Vanderpohl, Justin Moore, Brian Murray, Tyler Walters, Liz Duwell and Kristen Holmes were all smiles before receiving their diplomas. Oak Hills seniors graduated during a ceremony Saturday, June 4, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.


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 email volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. 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 email, or visit 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 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email 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 Arbore-

tum – 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 Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Anderson Senior Center – Computer Instructors and Assistants needed to teach older adults in basic computer skills. 10-week classes are held at the Anderson Senior Cen-

ter and offered 3-4 times per year. Classes are held Monday-Friday. Instructors teach the curriculum while assistants help the students. If interested please email Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. email or visit Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To vol-

unteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or email melittasmi@


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. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

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 email 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 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 volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513

831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email 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 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-to-day 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 and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


June 22, 2011

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Elder’s Sexton excels in all areas By Tony Meale

If you’d like to get an idea of Nathan Sexton’s work ethic, look no further than the following facts. As a freshman, the recent Elder High School graduate didn’t know how to ice skate. As a senior, he led the Panthers’ hockey team in goals (10) and was second in assists (10). “He’s a smart kid, a tough kid,” Elder hockey coach Joe Del Prince said. “Very athletic.” Needless to say, Sexton certainly took to ice hockey quickly.

Scouting report • Captain of Elder’s soccer and hockey teams • Named MVP in hockey as a senior and Mr. Panther as a junior • Led hockey team in goals (10) as a senior and was second in assists (10). • First-team all-league in soccer as a senior and second-team allleague as a junior • Has a 4.0 GPA • Member of the National Honor Society • Earned a certificate of merit in economics, AP Calculus AB and community service. • Has performed service work for Our Lady of Lourdes Festival, Shantytown, Christmas Food and Toy Drive, Santa Maria, Our Daily Bread and ReSTOC – among others

“I had an early interest in it and a lot of motivation to get good and make something of it,” he said. Even more impressive? Before Sexton’s senior year, Elder’s hockey squad went from a club team to being recognized by the OHSAA. Thus, the Panthers practiced longer and harder and faced stiffer competition. Sexton was named honorable mention for the Southwest district. “He brought to the team what some of the other kids couldn’t – and he brought it every week,” Del Prince said. “And the kids saw that.” Sexton’s work ethic and tenacity are likely two reasons why he was named Delhi Press Sportsman of the Year, as voted by fans; 265,320 votes were cast in all 26 papers. As a reward, Sexton will receive a pair of field box seats thanks to the Cincinnati Reds later this season. “We’re proud of his work and his achievements,” said Sexton’s father, Mike. “We’re proud of his leadership.” While Sexton was a quick study in hockey, his first love is soccer, which he began playing when he was 4. Primarily a defender, Sexton earned all-league honors as a junior and senior. He scored one goal and had one assist this past season. “It just became my passion,” Sexton explained. “I love playing, and I do everything I can to be


Nathan Sexton was an all-league soccer player for Elder High School.

Nathan Sexton’s favorites

The Sexton family includes Mike, Molly, Nick, Carrie, Nathan and Lynda. good at it.” Sexton thanked Del Prince and Elder soccer coach Keith Schaeper for pushing him to excel. “They both respected me as being a leader of the team,” Sexton said. “But they also expected me to help everyone get better and to keep growing and getting better myself.” Sexton’s accomplishments, however, were not limited to the rink and pitch. A member of the National Honor Society, he graduated with a 4.0 GPA and earned


certificates of excellence several courses, including economics and AP Calculus AB. “He’s a hard worker,” Mike said. “He knew if he kept his grades up, we wouldn’t prevent him from playing sports.” Sexton also performed extensive volunteer service, including work for the Our Lady of Lourdes festival and Shantytown. He was also a peer tutor and said each of his service activities meant something special to him. “It’s all about time manage-

Sport to play: Soccer Sport to watch: Hockey Sports team: Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Washington Capitals and the Netherlands’ national soccer team Athlete: Alex Rodriguez Food: Tacos Movie: Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore Biggest inspiration in life: One of my former coaches, Tim Lehan. He was my soccer coach for about eight years, and he passed away my sophomore year. ment – knowing what I have to get done, setting my priorities and going from there,” Sexton said of his ability to manage everything. Sexton hopes to play soccer at Northern Kentucky University. He remains undecided on a major but knows he has several people to thank for assisting him in his accomplishments. “I want to thank my friends and family,” he said. “They’ve helped me and guided me this whole time.”

Seton’s Phillips a success in, outside lines By Nick Dudukovich

To say Seton High School’s Katie Phillips had a lot on her plate during her prep years is an understatement. The future Tennessee Tech University freshman took AP courses, participated in community service and was active in her church, all the while being a standout on the soccer field and basketball court for the Saints. Phillips’ father, Keith, believes that an instinctive drive equipped his daughter with the ability to handle multiple responsibilities. He remembers a day when Phillips woke up at 6 a.m. to serve soup to the homeless. After attending classes for the day, Phillips then went to club soccer practice, followed by a Saints’ basketball practice. She didn’t get home until 10:30 p.m. Keith remembers telling

his daughter to get some rest, but Phillips responded by saying that she still had to study. “She’s just driven. I don’t have any other way to tell it,” Keith said. “She works for everything.” Phillips’ impact on the community hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the Seton graduate was voted Delhi Press/Price Hill Press Sportswoman of the Year in an online poll. Nominees were submitted by readers at, and more than 265,000 votes were cast for local athletes. The nominees were based on excellence in athletics, academics and character. All are qualities that describe Phillips, who led by example for the Saints in between the lines. She was a three-year varsity soccer player, and spent four years on the varsity basketball squad. As a senior, Phillips helped lead the basketball team to seven wins. It’s



Recent Seton High School graduate Katie Phillips helped the Saints win seven games during the 2010-2011 season, including a 55-54 sectional playoff win over Western Brown, Feb. 21. highest total since the 20072008 Saints won 11 games. She also played a crucial role as a defender for the Saints’ soccer team, which went 9-7-1. It was one of the team’s best records in recent memory.


Katie Phillips, far right, joins, from left, her twin brother, Cody Phillips, her grandma Goldi Phillips-Geske and her older brother, Nick Phillips. Seton head soccer coach Ron Quinn only coached Phillps for one season, but said her ability was undeniable. “She’s one of those players that wants to be in the game and stay in even if

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Katie Phillips (far right) posed with classmates (from left) Mollie Williams, Stacie Volker, Abbey Scherer and Lindsey Thompson during National Signing Day, Feb. 2. Phillips will play soccer at Tennessee Tech University this fall.

she’s a little hurt,” he said. “She’s one of these role models that demonstrated through example … She quietly did what she was expected to do and the players looked up to her.” While Phillips and the Saints never achieved the success they would have liked, Phillips believes she left the soccer and basketball programs on a positive note. “Now, I feel the program is on the way up and I feel like I’ve left a legacy,” Phillips said. “Now it’s time (for the girls that are left) to shine and to get the program to where it used to be.” Phillips received numerous accolades while playing at Seton, including firstteam, all-Girls Greater Cincinnati League honors during the 2010-2011 basketball season, when she averaged 17.6 points per game.

She received secondteam, all-conference honors during her junior year, and honorable mention during her sophomore season. But there’s more to Phillips than stats and awards. Those long nights studying helped her gain entrance into the National Honor Society, as she finished school with a 3.7 grade point average. She’s been to Appalachia with her Seton classmates to help rebuild a roofs. She’s tutored girls and served breakfast the City Gospel Mission. Keith said his daughter realizes that there’s more to life than sports and that he and his wife, Angie, have strived to make their daughter an active member of a community. “She realizes that sports are just an avenue to obtain other things in life,” Keith said. Phillips, who has been a Eucharistic minister since grade school at St. Dominic Church, believes that her faith, school and sports have helped mold her into an independent young woman. “If it wasn’t for faith, I wouldn’t be so dedicated to academics and sports give me a break from academics,” she said. “It all fits together and makes me (the) well rounded person that I am today.” For more coverage, visit presspreps


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June 22, 2011

Longtime Seton softball coach steps down After serving Seton’s softball program for more than two decades, Mary Agricola has stepped down as varsity softball coach. Even though she will be leaving the softball program, Agricola is not leaving Seton High School. “I am moving to the role of Director for Student Life,”

said Agricola. “I realize the new position will require more time and I will need to branch out beyond athletics to interact with the faith community and student affairs.” Agricola started coaching softball at Seton in 1991 and was named head varsity coach three years later.

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During her time as coach, she had a record of 181 – 219. Agricola said she is most proud Agricola of what her students accomplish off the softball field. “One year all seven of my seniors were in the top ten of the class,” Agricola said. “I’ve had a lot of valedictorians and students who are involved in community service above and beyond Seton’s requirements.” She has also been touched by the number of students who came back after graduation. “They are



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Preseason All-American

The Sporting News named Thomas More College junior defensive back Elder High School graduate Zach Autenrieb a preseason AllAmerican in the publication’s annual Autenrieb preview. Last season, Autenrieb had 45 tackles (29 solo, 16 assisted), a team-high eight interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown and two fumble recoveries. Autenrieb and the rest of the three-time defending Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) champion Saints open the 2011 schedule Sept. 10 when they host Hanover

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Summe lauded

Mercy High School graduate Lauren Summe, a junior on the Bellarmine University softball team, was recently named to the first-team NFCA All-Region and the Daktronics second-team All Midwest Region. Also a first-team All-GLVC selection, Summe was first on the team in runs scored, second in batting average and homers, and third in runs batted in. She had five RBI in an 110 thumping of Lake Erie College and also a three run, walk-off home run to defeat Northern Kentucky. Summe also tied for the team lead with 14 multi-hit games.

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Seton High School graduates, from left, Becca Meese, Rachel Minning and Michelle Hamad were ready to join the ranks as alumnae. Seton seniors graduated during a ceremony June 2, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

Seton High School graduates, from left, Abbey Scherer, Krista Palmisano, Elizabeth Telles and Chelsea Boles were excited to receive their diplomas. Seton seniors graduated during a ceremony June 2, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

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Seton High School graduates Elizabeth Hartke, left, and Jenna Kuhl pause for one last photo as high school students. Seton seniors graduated during a ceremony June 2, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

Seton High School graduates Casey Reagan, left, and Mary Leisgang were all smiles before graduating. Seton seniors graduated during a ceremony June 2, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

Seton High School graduates Elizabeth Konerman, left, and Emily Bleh couldn’t wait to accept their diplomas. Seton seniors graduated during a ceremony June 2, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.

Seton High School graduates Natalie Lindsey, left, and Michelle Mugwambi pause for a photo before going inside St. Peter in Chains Cathedral to accept their diplomas. Seton seniors graduated during a ceremony June 2. Seton High School graduates, left to right, Hannah Perrino, Sarah Kramer and Carly Ranks couldn’t hold back their smiles and excitement about graduating. Seton seniors graduated during a ceremony June 2, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.


Seton High School graduates Sydney Whalen, left, and Meghan Cappel were excited to mark the end of their high school careers. Seton seniors graduated during a ceremony June 2, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Seton High School graduates Jenna Stenger, left, and Hannah Schoening were thrilled to become Seton alumnae. Seton seniors graduated during a ceremony June 2, at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral.


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June 22, 2011



Yoga for Strength and Healing, 10:3011:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Beginners to intermediate levels. Learn ways to relax the mind and purify the body through various postures and breathing exercises. $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood.


Hearing Solutions Open House Event, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Western Hills Office, 6507 Harrison Ave., Free hearing screening and evaluation. Demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 248-1944. Green Township.


Bob Cushing, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Poppy’s Sports Bar and Grill, 6611 Glenway Ave., 5744939. Bridgetown.


Bob and Otto, 2-3 p.m., Delhi Township Branch Library, 5095 Foley Road. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. 369-6019; Delhi Township.


Girls Club and Girls Life Field Trips, 9 a.m.5 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Take field trips on Thursdays. Dress for weather. Wear comfortable shoes. Ages 8-14. $5 for entire summer. Registration required. 471-4673. West Price Hill. F R I D A Y, J U N E 2 4


Digging Up the Past Archaeology and Excavation Program, 8 a.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, “It’s in the Inference.” Work with archaeologists and University of Cincinnati students to search for evidence of prehistoric cultures in the middle Ohio Valley. Each day highlights a different archaeology topic. Includes some difficult hiking on undeveloped land. Optional hike at end the day with a naturalist. Ages 12 and up. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by adult. $20 with lunch at golf course clubhouse; $15 without lunch. Registration required, available online. 521-7275, ext. 240; North Bend.


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; Cheviot.


Panegyri Greek Festival, 5-11 p.m., Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, music, dancing, raffles, games and amusement rides. Free parking at and shuttle from St. Xavier High School. $2; free ages 12 and under. 5910043; Finneytown.


Hearing Solutions Open House Event, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Western Hills Office, Free. Reservations required. 2481944. Green Township.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157. Riverside.


The Dukes, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside. Mike Davis: A Night in Blue Hawaii, 8-10 p.m., Mariner’s Inn, 7391 Forbes Road, Entertainer and musical tribute artist. Hawaiian ham dinner served at 6:30 p.m. $20. Reservations required. 465-9037; Sayler Park.


One Nite Stand, 10 p.m., The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi Ave., Free. 244-6111. Delhi Township.


Turtles!, 6-8 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Playground. How many kinds of turtles live in Ohio? Where do they live? Meet some and learn about how they live in their shells. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park.


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; Sayler Park.

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Southern Junction, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, $3. 451-1157; Riverside.


Adopt-a-Spot Beautification Program, 10 a.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Help with litter pick-up the last Saturday of each month. Trash bags, gloves and refreshments provided. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 2518532; Covedale. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 6

CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township. DRINK TASTINGS

Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, $12. 922-3898. Green Township.

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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown 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; Green Township.


Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association Picnic, 1-7 p.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Riverview Shelter. Food, drinks and music by CODA Band. Bring seating. $10, free ages 12 and under and members. Presented by Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association. 262-1783; Sayler Park.


Panegyri Greek Festival, 3-11 p.m., Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, $2; free ages 12 and under. 591-0043; Finneytown.


Seminars in a Snap, 11-11:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Cooking with Herbs. Fresh and delicious ideas from summer garden to grill. Educational opportunities for busy people who want to enhance their outdoor living space with style and beauty. Free. 385-3313; White Oak.

The annual Panegyri Greek Festival is this weekend at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road in Finneytown. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 24, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 1-8 p.m. Sunday, June 26. The festival features authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, music and dancing, raffles, games and amusement rides. Free parking is available at St. Xavier High School with a shuttle to the church. Admission is $2, free for children age 12 and younger. For more information, call 591-0043 or visit Julia Love is pictured biting into a spanakopita at last year’s Panegyri Greek Festival. Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School, 6:30-9 p.m., Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3682 West Fork Road, Daily through June 30. Learn about Jesus through music, games, snacks and hands-on activities. Designed for children going into preschool through grade 6. Free. 481-8699; Green Township.


Grandmothers Raising Their Grandchildren, 5-6:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Share stories and support one another on second journey of motherhood. With Eve Holland. Child care available upon request. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 4714673, ext. 17; West Price Hill.


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History Alive, 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Springhouse School. Meet Miss Chapman, a pioneer school teacher for a lesson, then make a candle and visit the historic cabin to learn more about life for early Ohio settlers. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.


Panegyri Greek Festival, 1-8 p.m., Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, $2; free ages 12 and under. 591-0043; Finneytown.


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. 598-5732; Green Township.


Blair Carmin and the Bellview Boys, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, “The rockinest piano in the Midwest.” $10. Reservations recommended. 2517977; Riverside.


Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Theme is “Pandamania.” Daily through June 30. Free. 6622048; Cheviot.


Girls Life, 4-6 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Work in the Price Hill Community Garden from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Field trips on Thursdays. Ages 12-14. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.

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To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available 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. Oak Hills Kiwanis Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Bi-monthly meeting. Serving Green Township and Oak Hills communities. Ages 21 and up.325-8038. Green Township.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park.


Girls Club, 1:30-3:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Ages 8-11. $5 for entire summer. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Our Lady of the Visitation School, 3180 South Road, Daily through July 1. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. An all boy and all girl format. Bring water bottle and lunch. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending upon location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 3132076; Green Township.


Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.



Laura Hoevener and Terri Weeks, 6:307:30 p.m., Miami Township Branch Library, 8 N. Miami Ave., Authors discuss and sign “Adventures Around Cincinnati.” Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6050; Cleves.

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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. 675-0496. Sayler Park.


Curious Garden, 2-3 p.m., Miami Township Branch Library, 8 N. Miami Ave., Presentation by the Soil and Water Conservation District. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 369-6050; Cleves.


Dude Fest: Mother Seton Ladies Auxiliary Paddle Party, 7 p.m., Seton Knights of Columbus Hall, 4109 W. Eighth St., Men’s and women’s items available. Split-the-pot and raffles for “manly” merchandise including tools, car care packages, movie passes and other items. Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks available. Benefits Seton Home Company. $1 and up. Presented by Mother Seton Ladies’ Auxiliary. 482-0963; Price Hill.

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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. West Price Hill.


Wine Tasting, 7-9 p.m., Aston Oaks Golf Club, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, Five wines and three appetizer courses. Family friendly. $20 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. 4670070, ext. 3; North Bend.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park.


Girls Club and Girls Life Community Garden Club, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Work in the Price Hill Community Garden from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Ages 8-14. $5 for entire summer. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673. West Price Hill.


Gamble-Nippert YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Daily through July 1. Arts and crafts, swimming, weekly themed activities, field trips and more. Ages 6-12; age 5 if kindergarten graduate. Precamps open 6:30 a.m.; post-camps close 6 p.m. $159, $125 members; $10 each weekly pre- or post-camps. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Bridgetown. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 8 THANKS TO ELLIOT GROSSMAN

Paddlefest, a canoe and kayak paddling event down the Ohio River, with music, food and activities, is Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25. It will feature recreation, entertainment and education for children and adults on and along the Ohio River. It begins with the educational Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 at Coney Island. The Ohio River & Outdoor Festival begins with Paddlefest registration at 10 a.m. June 24. Live music is 5-11:30 p.m. On June 25, the Ohio River Paddlefest Finish Line Festival is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Yeatman’s Cove. Visit Pictured is a scene from the 2010 Ohio River Way Paddlefest.


Girls Life, 4-6 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Registration required. 4714673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Country singer Kenny Chesney comes to the Riverbend Music Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Guests are Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker. Tickets are $79.50, pavilion and $39.50, lawn, plus fees. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


June 22, 2011

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What happens when we keep on keeping on? This is a reprint of a Father Lou column from 2010. Father Lou is currently dealing with medical issues that prevent him from carrying out a full schedule, including penning new columns.

Somewhere in our lives we chose a road. There will always be Frost’s two paths that diverge in an unknown woods. Maybe even more than two. Once we reach a reasoned conviction of which of the two to follow – which is not always easy to accomplish – we set out on one on them. Then what? Then it’s time for perseverance, to continue steadfastly. Colloquially, it’s time to keep on keeping on. Untrustworthy negative thoughts can pester us again and again: “Should I have chosen a different path; if this is the right one shouldn’t it always be easy and enjoyable?” “Why these problems? Are they signs of a wrong

choice and a directive to go backward?” “Did I blow it?” If you wonder about your life in similar ways then you were symbolically Father Lou present years ago Guntzelman when a man for an Perspectives acame ppointment. Though he smiled politely, feelings of disappointment and sadness accompanied him. As his life story unfolded, he lamented, “ You know, Father Lou, I’ve always thought that if you worked hard at handling your life when you were younger, things would eventually get better. “To me, life is like climbing a mountain. I’ve always had the expectation that by this time in my life I would come to a kind of

plateau where the troubles of life level off. “Now I’m beginning to wonder if there will ever be a plateau. The mountain just keeps going up – and I’m getting so tired of climbing.” I had known this man for years and had a great respect for him. This was one of those times that many of us clergy wish we had a special word or prayer to salve someone’s troubled mind. I realize now that all I have is the same humanness, a listening ear, and a heart that cares. “As a mountain-climber, what are your options?” I inquired. “Well,” he mused, “I guess I could just sit and weep or wait for someone to come by and help me; or I could slide down to the bottom and stop climbing. “Then again, I could give up completely and jump off the mountain and end all the climbing and worrying.” After a long,

thoughtful pause, he sighed and suggested, “Or – I can keep on climbing.” You can tell in people’s voices and eyes when they have arrived at an answer that is really the answer, not just an expected or temporary reply. He realized that the true solution called on him for much courage – to change his negative attitude and just keep on keeping on. I asked him whether, in his solution of just keeping on, there was any benefit for him, or for any of us as we climb our mountains, to keep going even when we wonder about stopping. He paused, looked out the window thoughtfully as though he couldn’t think of any benefit. But then he did. He smiled, turned, looked me in the eye and resolutely said, “When you keep on climbing the view gets better.” Before me sat a very wise man.

A man becoming even wiser. A man gaining insight into himself and many of the perplexing paradoxes of life. Life is not a disease, not a picnic, nor a punishment. It is a path on which we travel somewhere. We look for meaning, not comfortableness. Our climb may be hard for us at times and call for every ounce of courage we have, but it rewards us by becoming more revealing as we go. Life whispers to us many of its secrets. We learn in our hearts to choose life, not quitting. It’s said: “When you climb a mountain, you feel like you’re meeting God halfway.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Know the policy before using layaway for purchases During these tough economic times we’ve seen layaway become an increasing popular method of shopping at several area stores. You can put down a little money over time until you’ve paid enough to buy the item. But, just what are your rights when you buy something on layaway? Meg Corcoran of Price Hill said she was surprised when she couldn’t immediately get her money back after she changed her mind about buying a patio set. She found the furniture in a

store last April. “ T h e guy says, ‘Well you can put it on layaway.’ I s a i d , Howard Ain ‘ T h a t ’ s Hey Howard! g r e a t because I do like to do that.’ So, I put down $200, and then I sent him another $200 later on,” Corcoran said. All those payments were noted on the receipt she received from the store.

Corcoran had every intention of buying the items until she saw another patio set at another store a few weeks later. “I saw a nicer set for the price,” Corcoran said. “It was bigger so it fit my deck better because this was a smaller set. So I decided to go with the other set.” After buying the second set, she contacted the first store and asked to get back the $400 she had put down on layaway for the first set. Corcoran said the salesman told her, “I couldn’t have my money back until

Under Ohio’s Layaway Law, consumers wishing to cancel a layaway must do so in writing. he sold the set I ordered, sold it to somebody else. We went round and round about it and he said he put out his own money for the set.” Like many people, Corcoran said she had no idea there is an Ohio law governing layaways, and didn’t know what it was. “No, I didn’t. It wasn’t on

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Wooden bowl holds memories, salad dressing When we pick the first tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, I like to make my mom, Mary Nader’s, lemony salad dressing. I would have liked to teach it in class, too, but she, and I, never measured.

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Well, I finally bit the bullet and did just that: measured ingredients as they went Rita in. I’m Heikenfeld s h a r i n g Rita’s kitchen that recipe today and hope you like it as much as we do. And when I make the dressing, I’m reminded of the time that we didn’t have salad for supper. Let me explain. My mom never had a lot of mixing bowls – she used hand-hewn wooden bowls from Lebanon for the most part. But for our salad (and we did have salad almost every day to accompany the meal) she used a stainless steel bowl. It was a bit battered and it was the only bowl she had for this purpose. Mom also used a wooden pestle called an “in-duhuh” to crush her garlic with salt and pepper for the dressing. Well, one day she

Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil Mix garlic, salt and pepper together. I use my wooden pestle (in-duh-uh) for this but a fork works well. Stir in juice and olive oil. You won’t have a lot of dressing but don’t be fooled. This is enough for 3 to 4 cups chopped lettuce, a tomato and some cucumber. COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Rita Heikenfeld’s mom’s salad with lemony dressing. The bowl was also handed down from her along with the pestle. couldn’t find the bowl so we didn’t have salad! My sisters blamed me – they said I took it out into the yard to make some mud-pie creation. What I find amusing is that our yard was the size of a postage stamp so why it took over a day to locate the bowl is beyond me. Anyway, whenever I see a serving bowl that I “just have to have,” I stop and remember how few serving pieces Mom had, so I smile and leave it on the shelf.

My mom’s lemon salad dressing

This is typical for Middle Eastern dressings. It is quite lemony and is not a “fancy” salad. This is a base recipe, so go to taste on it. If you add tomatoes, cukes, onions, etc., add them to the dressing first and some of their juices will go into it, flavoring it nicely. If you add parsley, mix it in with the greens. Cheese should be sprinkled on after mixing if you want some. But don’t overdo on the cheese. A little goes a long way and you don’t want to mask the flavor of the dressing. This amount serves two but is easily increased to your needs.

Dressing: 1

⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic or equivalent clove of garlic

Patt Sayer’s slaw from Fish Hopper Restaurant

Pat Sayer, a Western Hills reader, sent me this favorite cloned recipe. “One of my hobbies is recreating recipes from foods that we have enjoyed at restaurants. The coleslaw we ate at the Fish Hopper Restaurant in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, during our 49th anniversary is different than any coleslaw we have eaten,” she said. Sounds good to me!

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8 cups shredded mix of green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots (your choice of proportions) 1 cup golden seedless raisins 1 cup chopped papaya (Libby’s canned, welldrained, or fresh) Enough Marzetti’s cold slaw dressing to moisten well. 1 cup chopped Macadamia nuts Variation: Add orangeflavored cranberries and minced onions to taste.

Mango jicama slaw

Someone gave me this recipe during a class I was teaching. I didn’t get his name – he just pressed the recipe in my hand and said “try it.” I haven’t tried it yet but intend to. If you do, let me know how you like it. Jicama may be unfamiliar to you, but it’s a tuberous root veggie that’s juicy and crunchy. It tastes a little bit like an apple and can be eaten raw or cooked. 1 mango, julienned 1 ⁄2 cup carrots, julienned 1 pound jicama, peeled and julienned 1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 ⁄2 cup fresh lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until serving. This makes four servings.

Reader correction

According to reader Pam Anderson, the recipe for the strawberry pie needs to be altered slightly. “I think there may be 1 tablespoon too much water in the pie. It’s not setting perfectly for some. Just reduce water in cornstarch slurry from 1⁄4 cup to 3 tablespoons,” she wrote. Thanks Pam. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Heath Lynn Abbott, 34, died June 12. She was a seamstress. Survived by children Molly Bloomfield, Brianna and Catlin Studt; parents Judy and Eugene Abbott; brother Brian Abbott. Services Abbott were June 16 at Radel Funeral Home.

Kevin Adams

Kevin Scott Adams, 56, Western Hills, died June 11. He was a manager for Flotman Company. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 483. Survived by son Brad (Stephanie Johansing) Adams; brother Gary (Carole) Adams. Preceded in death by wife Nancy Adams. Services were June 15 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Howard W. Rupp, 92, Delhi Township, died June 3. Survived by wife Jean; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sistersand brother-in-law Janet Glueckstein, Bob Kumpf, Julie Bauer. Services were June 7 at the Bayley Place Enrichment Center. Arrangements by Seifert-Hardig & Brater Funeral Home. Memorials to Shriners Hospital or Bayley Place, c/o Seifert-Hardig & Brater Funeral Home, 138 Monitor Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45233.

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Abel Gobran, born 1984, vicious dog, June 5. Alexander Wright, born 1987, falsification, 4865 Guerley Road, June 6. Allen D. Rousseau, born 1988, drug abuse, trafficking, 5131 Glenway Ave., June 9. Andrew Slusher, born 1986, aggravated menacing, assault, 944 McPherson Ave., June 8. Arthur Tucker, born 1970, domestic violence, 3707 Glenway Ave., June 7. Brandon Overstreet, born 1986, criminal trespassing, 1019 Ross Ave., June 6. Catina Green, born 1973, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., June 9. Charles H. Spaulding, born 1965,

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. vicious dog, June 1. Daniel Thomas Cox, born 1981, aggravated menacing, 3201 Warsaw Ave., June 12. Darris Willis, born 1985, criminal trespassing, 1019 Ross Ave., June 6. David Wilson, born 1971, disorderly conduct, 3749 Glenway Ave., June 6. Deanna Blair, born 1974, vicious dog,

To contact your local police department: • Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 263-8300. June 1. Delores Jean Fly, born 1952, aggravated menacing, assault, 1022 Rutledge Ave., June 11. Donald Lee Partin, born 1957, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 4379 Ridgeview Ave., June 10. Edward Matthews, born 1984, domestic violence, 4000 W. Eighth

St., June 6. Gojuan Spurling, born 1988, menacing, telecommunication harassment, 932 Enright Ave., June 8. Jason P. Deaton, born 1977, domestic violence, 4418 Ridgeview Ave., June 10. Jeffrey A. Wilson, born 1963, domestic violence, 5245 Willnet Drive, June 8. Jeremiah Smith, born 1991, city or local ordinance violation, June 6. Jerry Austin, born 1977, trafficking, 3050 Mickey Ave., June 3. Joseph H. Tragesser, born 1949, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, theft under $300, 4241 Glenway Ave., June 6. Josey R. Carris, born 1986, selling liquor to a minor, June 8. Joshua L. Smith, born 1970, theft under $300, 3021 Warsaw Ave., June 8. Kimberly D. Riley, born 1967, curfew of a minor, June 3. Leon Thomas, born 1982, drug abuse, trafficking, 5131 Glenway Ave., June 9. Mark D. Thomas, born 1976, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 1705 Quebec Road, June 10. Marvin Brown, born 1991, domestic violence, 547 Woodlawn Ave., June 12.

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481 Coachman Court: Smith, Lauren M. to Citifinancial Inc.; $62,000. 4951 Duebber Drive: HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Burke, Robert E. and Anne M.; $40,000. 4555 Foley Road: JPmorgan Chase Bank NA to Roberts, Ronald H. and Paulette C.; $60,500. 5499 Gwendolyn Ridge: Audette, Albert L. and Stephanie to Beckman, David W. and Judy L.; $232,000. 1066 Hickok Lane: Milam, Michael M. to Bushman, Richard and Melanie; $139,900.

5647 Hollowview Court: Hollenkamp, Raymond G. Jr. Tr. to Lynch, Doug and Barbara Huffman; $94,750. 666 Karnak Court: Morgan, Jean M. to Audette, Albert L. and Stephanie; $117,500. 421 Leath Ave.: Brefeld, Michael J. to Secretary of Veterans Affairs; $62,000. 841 Martini Road: Tallman, Mary and Robert to Nemeth, Daniel E. and Kristin M.; $257,000. Panther Court: NVR Inc. to Umberg, Matthew; $165,695. 411 Pedretti Ave.: Kessler, Renee A. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage

Corp.; $67,632. 1165 Pineknot Drive: Duba, Lynne and Donald Duba to Korte, James and Abbey; $180,000. 5309 Plumridge Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Mueller, Jordan L.; $79,900. 418 Roebling Road: Mueller, David W. to U.S. Bank NA; $34,000. 761 Stonebridge Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ruhe, Joseph W. Jr. and Leslie M.; $224,900. 301 Windrose Court: Paul, Justin J. and Sandra M. Weber to Chandler, Matthew R.; $116,000. 650 Woodvalley Lane: Armentrout,

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6866 Home City Ave.: Wesbanco Bank Inc. to GW Investment Group; $30,000. 6446 Home City Ave.: Fannie Mae to KMC Unlimited LLC; $28,000.

POLICE REPORTS Samantha Thomas, born 1981, theft $300 to $5000, 2199 Quebec Road, June 8. Shane E. Wright, born 1974, assault, 506 Elberon Ave., June 6. Shanea Smith, born 1989, simple assault, June 6. Sherie Wilson, born 1977, disorderly conduct, June 6. William C. McNamara, born 1982, vicious dog, June 5. William M. Barber, born 1970, possession of an open flask, possession of drugs, June 3.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

1302 Manss Ave., May 27. 965 Woodlawn Ave., June 6. 4400 Rapid Run Road, June 6. 3605 W. Eighth St., June 7.


2911 Price St., May 27. 3726 St. Lawrence Ave., May 28. 4500 Foley Road, May 28. 800 Elberon Ave. No. 6, May 29. 1267 First Ave., May 29. 4544 W. Eighth St., May 29. 4129 W. Eighth St., May 30.

Breaking and entering

1114 Coronado Ave., May 29. 435 Purcell Ave., June 1. 1027 Edgetree Lane, June 1. 807 Woodlawn Ave., June 3. 840 Suire Ave., June 3. 1031 Winfield Ave., June 9.


830 Kirbert Ave., May 27. 3951 W. Eighth St., May 27. 1015 Underwood Place, May 28. 536 Woodlawn Ave., May 28. 1652 Iliff Ave., May 31. 944 Chateau Ave., June 1. 4779 Rapid Run Road, June 1. 4779 Rapid Run Road, June 2. 3210 W. Eighth St., June 3. 1020 Seton Ave., June 3.

3751 Westmont Ave No. 9, June 4. 4884 North Overlook Ave., June 6. 1249 Dewey Ave., June 8. 3961 W. Eighth St., June 9.

Domestic violence

Reported on Vinedale Avenue, May 28. Reported on West Eighth Street, May 29. Reported on Mayfield Avenue, May 30.

Felonious assault

1010 Fisk Ave., May 27. 4415 W. Eighth St., June 2. 3311 Price Ave., June 8.


591 Trenton Ave., May 29.


3609 Warsaw Ave., May 27. 877 Considine Ave., May 27. 1230 Sliker Ave., May 27. 3858 Evers, May 27. 4111 Heyward St., May 27. 3609 Laclede Ave., May 28. 1010 Fisk Ave., May 28. 4431 W. Eighth St., May 28. 2613 W. Eighth St., May 29. 939 Voss St., May 29. 4723 Clevesdale Drive, May 29. 505 Elberon Ave., May 31. 750 Grand Ave., May 31. 3200 Lehman Road, June 2. 1054 Academy Ave., June 3. 3746 Wieman Ave., June 4. 1164 Kuhlman Ave., June 6. 927 Woodlawn Ave., June 6. 4779 Rapid Run Pike, June 6. 730 Considine Ave., June 7. 2199 Quebec Road, June 8. 920 Elberon Ave., June 9. 6840 Parkland Ave., June 9. 1115 Olivia Lane, June 9. 1264 Sunset Ave., June 9.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

1255 Rutledge Ave., June 4. 4004 W. Eighth St., June 4.

DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jacob Watters, 22, 3230 Blueacres

Drive, drug possession at 4600 block of Foley Road, June 3. Keith Zimpelman, 23, 2772 Leota Lane, drug possession at 4600 block of Foley Road, June 3. Horace McClain, 40, 832 Kreis Lane, littering at 4900 block of Delhi Road, June 4. Juvenile, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business at 900 block of Anderson Ferry Road, June 4. Trevor Jones, 26, 5298 Whitmore Drive, operating vehicle under the influence at 5000 block of Delhi Road, June 4. Jeffrey Clark, 31, 691 Woodyhill Drive, drug possession at 500 block of Pedretti Avenue, June 5. Andrew Meyer, 19, 5937 Werk Road, operating vehicle under the influence, carrying concealed weapon at Sundance Drive, June 6. Edward Matthews, 27, 501 Rosemont Ave., protection order violation at 4400 block of Fehr Road, June 6. Phillip Brown, 40, 337 Greenwell Ave., public indecency at 337 Greenwell Ave., June 6. Bridgett Langen, 12, 4136 River Road, drug possession at 4900 block of Delhi Road, June 7. Neil Beckroege, 30, 1241 Henkle Ave., falsification at 5100 block of Rapid Run Road, June 7. Ashley Kelley, 19, 3772 Hillside Ave., drug paraphernalia, unauthorized use of vehicle at 5400 block of Hillside Avenue, June 10. Jacob Harris, 24, 262 Brookforest Drive, criminal damaging, intimidation of witness at 262 Brookforest Drive, June 10. Juvenile, drug possession at 500 block of Pedretti Avenue, June 10. Aaron Parton, 46, 448 Anderson Ferry Road, assault, criminal damaging at 5000 block of Delhi Road, June 12.

Incidents/reports Burglary

6226 Rapid Run Road man reported tools stolen at 5400 block of Courier Court, June 5.


Man reported GPS, CDs stolen from vehicle at 5078 Francis Valley Court, June 12. Woman reported credit card stolen at



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