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Community choice awards

From east to west, north and south, whatever community you’re in, we know you love your local pizza place, have your favorite beauty salon, and won’t miss your favorite local festival. Now you can show all of your favorites how much you love them by voting for them in the 2011 Community Choice Awards! Vote online at www.cincinnati.com/ communitychoice. Everyone who votes is entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card!

Covedale concerts

The Covedale Gardens Summer Concert Series will be on the second Wednesday of July and August at the Covedale Gardens at the corner of Covedale and Ralph avenues. Concerts start at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs. Concert Series Performances are as follows: July 13 – Sounds of Cincinnati Young Peoples Theater Aug. 10 – Streamline. For more information contact Mary Hahn 471-1536.

It’s a life-saving gift the Delhi Township Police Department couldn’t afford on its own. Police Chief James Howarth accepted a $10,000 check from Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation June 29. The gift will be used to buy defibrillators for each of the department’s police cruisers. “I had budgeted to buy the new defibrillators to replace the ones we have,” Howarth said. “The ones we have are so old, we can’t repair them or get the parts needed. “I’ve had to make $118,000 in budget cuts and, unfortunately, the defibrillators were on the list of cuts.” Kevin Kappa, foundation chairman and township resident, said once he and others on the foundation board heard about the situation, they decided to take action. “This gives us the opportunity to provide much needed equipment to our community and demonstrates our commitment to helping individuals and the police and fire departments,” Kappa said. “It’s important to give back to the community,” Kappa said, adding that the list of foundation donations include scholarships and community events. Kappa and Steve Hausfeld, a foundation director and a member of the Delhi Township Financial

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Delhi Township Police Chief Jim Howarth expresses his gratitude for the $10,000 check presented to his department by Steve Hausfeld, center, and Kevin Kappa, from the Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation. The money will be used to buy defibrillators for police cruisers. Advisory Board, presented the check to Howarth during the recent trustee meeting. “This is really a life-saving gift for our residents,” Howarth said. “We are usually first on the scene

and start life-saving measures before turning it over to the fire department. Minutes count in emergencies and I can tell you there are people walking around today because of our using defibrillators.”

Howarth said eight will be ordered for cruisers and one reserved for the police station. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/delhitownship.

Veterans adding bench to memorial By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

Golfing for education

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A third bench is being added to the Delhi Township Veterans Memorial Park. Jeff Lefler, Delhi Township Veterans Association secretary, told trustees June 29 that the new granite bench should be installed, engraved and ready for Veterans Day ceremonies. It will be engraved with the words Delhi Township Veterans Memorial Park and be situated facing the parking lot. “It will be the first thing people see when they pull into the parking lot,” Lefler said. The $1,100 total cost of the bench will be paid for by the association, which relies on donations and fundraisers to sustain its group PROVIDED and projects. This is the latest bench added to the Delhi Township Veterans Memorial Park. Lefler said the latests names on the Wall of Lefler said. names on six black granite walls. Honor also should be done by November. To date, the association has honored 2,063 “We have 66 names so far to add and the For more about your community, visit deadline for submitting names is July 11,” Delhi Township veterans with the engraved www.cincinnati.com/delhitownship.

Festival celebrates Price Hill’s culture By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

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Stacy and Elsa Neurohr dance at last summer’s Price Hill Cultural Heritage Fest at the intersection of Warsaw and St. Lawrence avenues. This year’s festival is set for Saturday, Aug. 20.

Price Hill residents are encouraged to mark their calendars and set aside some time to celebrate their neighborhood. The intersection of St. Lawrence and Warsaw avenues will be the scene for the second annual Price Hill Cultural Heritage Fest. The day filled with arts, culture and community spirit is scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. Lawrence Corner. Price Hill Will and the East Price Hill Business Association have teamed up once again to present the festival, which is free

to the public. “It’s a festival for celebrating all the different cultural aspects of Price Hill,” said Beth Andriacco, community engagement coordinator for Price Hill Will. “It’s a fun day.” She said the event will feature live music throughout the day, food, activities for children and several artists who will set up booths for displaying and selling their work. “A lot of the artists who participated last year have expressed interest in doing it again this year,” she said. Artists who took part last year offered a wide variety of works. Pieces included paintings, jewelry,

abstract, watercolor, folk art, photography, mixed media, digital and fashion. Andriacco said organizers are still looking for more artists to be a part of this year’s celebration. “We would like to get artists whose works represent different cultural groups. The goal is to have a very diverse group of artists,” she said. Organizers would also like to build on the success of last year. Andriacco said it’s estimated 400 people turned out for the inaugural festival. The beer and wine tastings were a big hit last year, and will

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return again this summer. The family-friendly event will also offer more options for children. “We’re going to expand to offer more games and activities for children this year,” Andriacco said. The idea behind the festival is to celebrate the traditions in Price Hill, while also blending with some of the neighborhood’s new immi-

grant families to show how diverse Price Hill is and how the neighborhood should embrace its cultural diversity to bring the community together. Artists interested in taking part can contact Andriacco at 251-3800 ext. 101, or email Beth@pricehillwill.org. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/pricehill.

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apologized June 30 for his arrest on drunk driving charges, calling the incident “a mistake” that has “caused hurt to my family” but which should not affect his ability to continue to represent his western Hamilton County district. At the time of his April 23 arrest in Lawrenceburg, Ind., Mecklenborg, a 59year-old married father of three, had a young woman passenger in his car, court documents show. A blood test found that Mecklenborg had a bloodalcohol content of 0.097 percent, above Indiana’s 0.8 percent limit, according to the records. “Being human, I made a mistake,” Mecklenborg said. “It’s caused hurt to my family and I’m deeply sorry. I have served tirelessly and well my constituents and want to apologize to them as well.” In an interview, Meck-

lenborg refused to explain who the woman was or why she was in his car when he was stopped minutes after midnight on Good Friday, near the Hollywood Casino in Dearborn County, Ind. “I understand the interest in the DUI part, I guess, but the rest is a personal matter,” he said. House Speaker Bill Batchelder issued a statement Thursday evening saying he was “shocked and disappointed.” “We are working with Representative Mecklenborg to find a solution that is in the best interests of the representative, his family and all concerned. I ask that members of the media and public respect the privacy of Rep. Mecklenborg and his family at this time.” Alex Triantafilou, chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party, said Thursday that party leaders

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Due to its popularity, the same event is being offered two consecutive nights. Registration will begin at 8:30 p.m., with a shotgun start at 9 p.m. A neon ball and a light dinner will be provided for each golfer. The registration fee is $200 per foursome; sponsorship opportunities are available from $300 to $1,000. For more information, contact the event coordinator, Sarah Cranley.

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PTA meetings set

The Oak Hills PTA Advisory Council has established its meeting dates for the 20112012 school year. The council will meet Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Dec. 1, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 22, April 26 and May 24. The May 24 meeting is the end-of-year luncheon and begins at 11:30 a.m. All other meetings begin at 4:45 p.m. at the district office, 6325 Rapid Run Road, in Delhi Township. The council is comprised of PTA presidents from the nine schools in the Oak Hills district, as well as one liaison from the Hamilton County Council of PTAs.

Outing rescheduled

The Delhi Citizens Police Association golf outing has been rescheduled to Friday, July 15. The original date was rained out. The outing will be at Aston Oaks and costs $90 per person, which includes lunch, dinner and golf cart. For information call 451-3241 or 451-3152.

Summer theater camp

Seton High School is sharing its theater program with a new generation of young people. Seton will host the “Godspell, Jr.” theater camp from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 29, at the high school. The two-week camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 18, and concludes with a performance of the musical at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Each student who attends the theater camp will have a role in the show. The camp fee is $100 and must be paid in full before students may audition for a leading role. More information, along with a registration form, can be found at www.setoncincinnati.org.

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These Seton high School students were recognized for their high Latin scores. From left in front area; Samantha Hissett, Lauren Bihl, Anne Pace, Stacey Radziwon, Maggie Sollmann, Andrea Toth, Emily Heine, Allison Roell; in back are: Allyson Cox, Halie Sunderman, Nicole Bell, Sarah Ritter, Molly Brauch, Ashley Tettenhorst, Danielle Drinkuth.

Seton students get high Latin scores It’s usually a day associated with last minute tax filing, but for Seton High School Latin students April 15 was a day of celebration. On Latin Day, the students were recognized for their high scores on the National Latin Exam. Stacey Radziwon, Danielle Drinkuth, Emily Heine, Andrea Toth, Molly Brauch, Sarah Ritter, Nicole Bell, Molly Alexander,

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Maria Carroll, Hannah Lanzillotta, Ashley Tettenhorst, Kathleen McCarthy, Allyson Cox, Halie Sunderman and Samanth Hissett were recognized with medals or certificates. After an induction ceremony and Latin mass, the students were treated to Little Caesar’s pizza and an afternoon of themed games, including chariot races and ultimate discus.

nominee and a minimum of five signatures of students experienced in working with or tak- Shannon ing at least one class with the nominee. Among the signatures collected in support of Shannon’s nomination, ten different majors outside of the humanities were represented. Students Shannon uses his teaching opportunities not to instill facts but to spark curiosity and conversation. “A three-hour class on a Monday night might sound like torture, but I look forward to it every single week. I know I will be engaged in entertaining, intellectual conversations with my fellow classmates and teacher,” said one student about Shannon’s class. Shannon is currently working to expand his doctoral dissertation, entitled “The Deep Old Desk: the Diary of Virginia Wolf,” into a book. He received his doctorate in English from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in English and communication arts from Xavier University. Shannon lives in Mount Washington.


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Pictured from left are Catherine McAuley Award finalists Nikole Barkalow, Elizabeth Bley, Allie Hart, Annamarie Mosier and Elizabeth Ruwe.

Dater artists

Three student artists from Dater High School recently worked with local artist Cedric Cox. Here is Alexa Hamilton with one of her art pieces.

Evan Sgouris was one of three Dater High School students who worked with local artist Cedric Cox.

One of the three Dater High School art students to work with local artists Cedric Cox was Amber Etzel.

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Hart receives McAuley Award

Mother of Mercy High School recently presented the Catherine McAuley Award at its annual Senior Awards Day. The school’s highest award, it is given to the student who best exemplifies the values that characterized McAuley and the many Mercy schools that honor her mission and vision. Faculty and seniors nominated 15 students, who were whittled down to five finalists by a committee composed of the religion department chair, director of campus ministry, senior class moderator, director of student services, student council moderator, associate principal and principal along with two junior co-chairs. This year’s finalists were Nikole Barkalow, Elizabeth Bley, Allie Hart, Annamarie Mosier and Elizabeth Ruwe. Once selected, the finalists are asked to write about how Mercy’s values of excellence, compassion, service, leadership and faith have impacted their lives. Fellow senior classmates also have the opportunity to turn in recommendations on behalf of the finalists. The selection committee then determines the final recipient. The 2011 Catherine McAuley Award was given to Allie Hart,

daughter of Pat and Nancy Hart of Green Township. “The class of 2011 is an excellent class and each candidate is truly worthy of this award. Allie exemplifies the compassionate heart, dedicated spirit, and lively disposition that enabled Catherine McAuley to make such a difference in the lives of women and children in Ireland in the 1840s. This legacy lives on through Allie and the other nominees,” said Diane Laake, Mother of Mercy principal. Hart was part of Mercy’s volleyball and basketball programs all four years. In addition, she played an active role in Student Council, the Girls Athletic Association and the Student Advancement Leadership Team. She also participated in numerous volunteer activities, including serving at the soup kitchen, volunteering at EPIC House and attending the ARISE South Texas Mission Trip the summer before her senior year. She received the Service Student of the Month award during her sophomore year and recently was recognized by the Westwood Civic Club as a Student of the Year. Hart will attend Xavier University to study early childhood education.

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The Mercy Hospital-Western Hills auxiliary recently awarded four scholarships to graduating seniors from the hospital service area who intent to purse careers in the health field. Community scholarships are $1,000. One dependent scholarship worth $1,500 was awarded to a dependent of a hospital employee. Pictured from left are Oak Hills High School graduate James Byrne, who will study pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati; St. Xavier High School graduate Ryan Knox, dependent scholarship recipient, who will study pre-medicine at Ohio State University; Elder High School graduate Paul George, who will study pharmacy at UC; and Mother of Mercy High School graduate Casey Schrenker, who will study nursing at Northern Kentucky University.

Mother of Mercy High School senior Allie Hart received the Lisa M. Moore Award during the school’s Senior Award Assembly. Her mother, Nancy Hisch Hart, won the award in 1982. First presented in 1981, the award is named after 1977 Mercy graduate Lisa Moore, who played basketball and volleyball, and ran track. Moore went on to attend Northern Kentucky University on a volleyball scholarship before dying in a car accident in 1980. The award is presented to an outstanding senior athlete who best exemplifies Moore’s team spirit, concern for her teammates and overall school spirit. Students nominate candidates for the award and then a committee of school administrators, coaches and students select the final recipient. Hart was part of Mercy’s volleyball and basketball programs all four years of high school. In addition, she played an active role in Student Council, the Girls Athletic Association and the Student Advancement Leadership Team. She also participated in numerous volunteer activities including serving at the soup kitchen, vol-

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St. Dominic grads earn scholarships and awards Members of the St. Dominic School class of 2011 received and accepted the following scholarships and awards: • Jessica Rieskamp – Admission with Merit, Seton High School. • Kaitlyn Jacobs and Kelly Shields – Elizabeth Seton Award and scholarships, Seton High School. • Megan Awad, Olivia Hess and Marisa Stavale – Scholarships for outstanding achievement on the placement exam, Seton High School. • Ashley Wittrock – Scholarship and Admission with Distinc-

tion from Mother of Mercy High School. • Samuel Bailey, Mitchell Moorhead, Patrick Morris, Alexander Rolfes and Adam Vale – Scholarships for outstanding achievement on the placement exam, Elder High School. • Bradley Murphy – Lautenbach Scholarship, Elder High School. • Jacob Humphrey, Jordan Jacob, Evan Mallory, Murphy and Christopher Ochs – Father Gruber or Father Stange Scholarships and entry into the Elder High School Honors Program. • John Paul Bosse – William

Elsaesser Award, given for constant service to the school and community. • Ochs, Brittany Oestreicher, Kyle Orloff and Maria Torok – Michael J. Pohlkamp Memorial Scholarship for exceptional effort in academics and athletics based on recommendations from coaches and teachers. • Rachel Hale and Nickolas Wells – Jack & Dorothy Smith Scholarships, which were established to honor the lives of Jack and Dorothy Smith and given to students committed to their ideals: Education, honor, humility, humor, spirituality, and integrity.

• Kayla Krommer – Dennis A. Stemler Scholarship, established in memory and in honor of Stemler, a St. Dominic graduate of St. Dominic School and students who have overcome an obstacle in their life, are perseverant, determined and have good Christian values. Honorable mentions given to Rachel Hale, Michael Palmisano and Cody Roseberry. • Savannah Geiger – Fouryear renewable scholarship based on scholastic performance and extracurricular activities, and sponsored by the St. Dominic Men’s Society. • Hess (first), Katie Murray

(second) and Awad (third) – Father Stockelman/Sister Mary Ruth Scholarships, which are based on overall highest gradepoint averages of graduating students. The following students were awarded scholarships, but have chosen not to accept them: Karl Luken, Elder High School; Bradley Murphy, La Salle High School; Julia Snodgrass and Ashley Wittrock, Seton High School; and Megan Awad, Olivia Hess, Kaitlyn Jacobs, Kelly Shields and Marisa Stavale, Mother of Mercy High School.

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Brandon Neel added another honor to his already impressive athletic resume. The 2011 La Salle High School graduate was named a finalist for the 25th A n n u a l LaRosa’s MVP of the Year award – one of the oldest prepssports honNeel ors in the Greater Cincinnati area. Neel – along with seniorto-be Adolphus Washington (Taft) and 2011 grads Jarrett Grace (Colerain), Jake Giesler (Newport Central Catholic), Steven Zimmerman (Little Miami) and Zach Wills (Mason) – were recognized at the annual Buddy LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame Banquet June 26 at CET studios in Cincinnati. Finalists were nominated by area high schools, coaches and fans. Wills, who won five state running titles during his time at Mason, was named the winner. He will run at Oklahoma State University, home of the defending NCAA cross country national champions. “It was an honor to be up for the award with all of these great athletes,” Neel said. “It was great just to have a chance to win.” Although Neel did not win, he nevertheless enjoyed a stellar high school career. As a senior, Neel led La Salle’s basketball team to the second state title in program history and the first since 1996. He scored 45 points at

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La Salle High School 2011 graduate Brandon Neel was a finalist for the LaRosa’s Athlete of the Year award. As a senior, he led the Lancers to their second state basketball title in school history. the state tournament (23 in the semis and 22 in the final) en route to being named MVP. He averaged 14.3 points per game and led the Greater Catholic LeagueSouth division in scoring for the second consecutive sea-

son. He was Division I Player of the Year in Cincinnati and honorable mention all-state. Neel plans to play college basketball but remains undecided on a school. The LaRosa’s award has recognized elite area ath-

letes since 1986. Of the 242 finalists who had been recognized by LaRosa’s entering this year, 20 have become professional athletes, six have won Olympic medals and nine have won NCAA championships.

Erika Leonard, perhaps the top softball player in Mother of Mercy High School history, was named a finalist for the 25th Annual LaRosa’s MVP of the Year award – one of the oldest preps-sports honors in the Greater Cincinnati area. “Just to be nominated was a great honor,” Leonard said. “It’s crazy to even think about. There are so many people out there who are wonderful athletes, and for them to pick me as a finalist out of all those girls, it’s an honor.” Leonard – along with fellow 2011 grads Anna Carrington (Campbell County), Kori Moster (Ursuline), Lauren Tibbs (Scott), Ellen Williamson (Notre Dame Academy) and Emily Wright (Mason) – were recognized at the annual Buddy LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame Banquet June 26 at CET studios in Cincinnati. Finalists were nominated by area high schools, coaches and fans. Williamson, an eight-time Kentucky state swimming champion, was named the winner. Ranked No. 10 in the United States for the Class of 2011 by CollegeSwimming.com, Williamson, an academic All-American, will swim at the University of Virginia. “She definitely deserved it,” Leonard said. “She (did very well) in swimming.” The 2011 list of LaRosa’s finalists was the most competitive in recent memory. Carrington was a 10-time Kentucky track champion, Moster was AllAmerican in volleyball, Tibbs was a McDonald’s AllAmerican basketball nomi-

Hamilton summer league team no average ‘Joes’ By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

HAMILTON - At Hamilton’s Foundation Field, there’s a group of guys who couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a summer. The names and the faces are familiar to any high school baseball fan. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that members of the Hamilton Joes collegiate summer league team were dazzling prep diamonds across the greater Cincinnati area. There’s former Princeton High School standout Marcus Davis, who just wrapped up his first season at Walters State Community College in Tennessee. He’s hitting .283 with four extra base hits.

The Joes’ left fielder says he’s had fun playing this summer while working to improve his individual skills. He also feels lucky to spend his summer playing ball, while many of his friends are taking summer classes or working summer jobs. “I really enjoy (playing),” he said. “(I’ll) try to play the game as long as you can because it’s better than having a real-world job,” Davis said. Former Glen Este High School graduate and 2009 Fort Ancient Valley Conference player of the year Matt Marksberry is there too. Working out of relief, Marksberry, who attends Campbell University (North Carolina) has three saves

and 11 strikeouts for the Joes in 14 innings. “(Playing this summer) is awesome,” Marksberry said. “It’s something people dream about and (I) get to do it everyday. It’s pretty cool.” Moeller High School alum Ethan McAlpine, who plays outfield for the Joes, shares his teammates’ enthusiasm. After redshirting his freshman season at the University of Cincinnati because of injury, McAlpine relished the opportunity to play competitively this summer. “This is a lot of fun. Everybody’s here because they love baseball and possibly want to have a career in baseball. It’s just a lot of fun to come out here and do something you love,” he

said. McAlpine is making the most of his time with Joes and led the team with a .358 average through 15 games. He also had six stolen bases. Like McAlpine, former Anderson High School standout Josh Jeffery is also beating the cover off the ball. Through 23 at bats, Jeffrey had eigh hits to go along with seven RBI. The University of Dayton senior-to-be is using the summer to get prepared for his next season of college ball. “It’s about getting better so I’m prepared for when I go back to school,” he said. All agree that those who watch a Joes game will notice heightened competition in the summer league

level because the Joes aren’t just competing against their opponents, they are competing against each other for playing time. With college coaches watching the summer stats closely, all of the Joes want to be on the field. “Everybody at your position can go out and play,” McAlpine said. “You’ve got to do your best everytime you go out there.” Marksberry agreed. “Most of the people that play in this league are tyring to get drafted, so the competition is amazing,” he said. All would contend that playing for the Joes in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League ultimately makes them a better player. “To ... get to play in a

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tournament. And then were was Leonard, who lives in Colerain. The Florida State-recruit helped the Bobcats, which went 22-3 and advanced to regionals, to their best season in school history this past spring. She was a four-time batting champion in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet division, set numerous school records, was named Cincinnati Division II Softball Player of the Year as a junior, and a as a senior was named first-team all-state. A former LaRosa’s MVP of the Week, Leonard was also invited to play in the Club USA Tournament in Hawaii, where she finished first in the National High School Home Run Derby. She is currently playing summer ball for the Gold Coast Hurricanes, which travels all over the country. Leonard is the only Ohioan on the team. Although she did not win the LaRosa’s award, Leonard is in good hands. Of the 242 finalists who have been recognized by LaRosa’s entering this year, 20 have played professionally, six have won Olympic medals and nine have won NCAA championships. “I just want to thank all the people that have made a difference in my life – my dad, my mom and all the people who have been there for me and pushed me to be the best I can be,” Leonard said.

Joes’ facts

• Through 17 games, the Joes posted a 7-10 record and were in fourth place of the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League South Division • The Joes won the 2010 GLCSL championship. • The Joes are named after legendary Cincinnati Reds broadcaster player, Joe Nuxhall, who was a native of Hamilton • Foundation Field serves as the home stadium for the Joes. • Players are suggested to Joes' manager Darrel Grissom by college coaches. Ultimately, Grissom selects the players that he believes can best help his team. • The Joes played their first game in June 2009. competive league with a great group of guys, it’s a great opportunity,” Jeffery said.

SIDELINES Pitchers and catchers camp

Join Elder High School’s Mark Thompson and his coaching staff at The Western Sports Mall pitching and catching clinic from 10 a.m. to noon, July 18-21. Cost is $80 and includes a camp T-shirt. Deadline to register is July 15. Space is limited. Pitching and catching mechanics will be improved. Pitchers: • Learn/improve techniques to

increase velocity • Improve control • Field their position • Prevent arm injuries. Catchers: • Learn / Improve mechanics of throwing • Receiving • Blocking • Controlling the game Participants need to bring a glove and wear gym shoes. Catchers will need to bring their gear. Visit westernsportsmall.com (special events); call 451-4900 or e-mail

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Lacrosse camp

Join Seton’s JV coaches Kelly Moellinger and Tiffany Godlove for a Lacrosse camp at the Western Sports Mall July 18-21. Cost is $50 and includes a camp T-shirt. • Middle school girls – sixth-eighth grades (ages 12-14), 1-2:30 p.m. This camp is designed for the beginner player or player who has some experience. The camp offers instruc-

tion and training in the skills and techniques for throwing, catching, cradling, shooting, ground balls, offensive and defensive skills, shooting and basic concepts of the game. Each day is designed to develop skills and lacrosse knowledge in an atmosphere that promotes learning, competition and fun. • For young beginner players – third-fifth grades (ages 8-11), 10:30 a.m. to noon. Designed for the beginner player, the camp is a fun introduction to the game of lacrosse, and teaches basic skills, field position and

rules of the game. Age appropriate drills and games will be used. Equipment to bring: goggles, mouth guard, lacrosse stick, cleats and water bottle. Deadline for registration is July 15. Space is limited. Visit westernsportsmall.com (special events); call 4514900 or e-mail cmitchell@fuse.net for more details.

Komen golf outing

The Susan G. Komen Golf Outing at the Delhi Park 3 Golf Course is 8

a.m., Saturday, July 9. Players can begin play throughout the day. Cost is $29. Each participant will receive a subscription to one of four Conde Nast magazine publications: “Golf Digest,” “Architectural Digest,” “Bon Appetit” or “Self Magazine” along with a bag of golf accessories. Call the Delhi Par 3 to register for this charitable golf outing benefiting Susan G. Komen at 941-9827 or come the day of the event and play is throughout the day.


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During the late 1920s Covedale residents entertained the idea of becoming, like Cheviot, a self-governing village. But Cincinnati Mayor Russell Wilson helped to convince us otherwise. On Jan. 21, 1930, at a public hearing he said, “We have a very hospitable attitude towards the residents of Covedale and we would like them to honor us by becoming our citizens.” Then, City Manager, Col. Sherrill added, “I wish to join the mayor’s invitation to the people of Covedale to come into Cincinnati.” The invitation was accepted, and on Aug. 19, 1930, in a feature Cincinnati Times Star article titled “Welcome Happy Covedale,” it was written, “Behold Covedale! Newest jewel

in Cincinnati’s crown of beautiful suburban communities! Covedale, bright and sparkling, like a freshly cut diamond, high up in the sunJim Grawe shine and fresh Community air of the westhills, adjoinPress guest ern ing Price Hill.” columnist This was Covedale’s day in the sun! Residents were proud to be recognized as a constituent and prominent part of Cincinnati. However, a part of Covedale remained in Green Township as the city welcomed only the developed, tax-generating portion. So, with further development, for

many, the “township line” symbolized a Berlin Wall like barrier – the unfulfilled promise of a united, self-governing Covedale. Then, on Nov. 22, 1948, the Cincinnati Metropolitan Master Plan was adopted. Understanding the charismatic power of the Covedale identity, city and county officials wisely expanded Covedale’s boundaries into Delhi Township with the eastern and southern border being Rapid Run Road. Covedale residents again rejoiced: as the official map symbolically re-united Covedale and validated its autonomy. A revived Covedale spirit was expressed in the building of the Covedale Theater, a new Covedale School and the new home development, “Covedale Park.” Today however, having myste-

riously disappeared from the city map, Covedale’s very existence is questioned. People with power and influence discard Covedale as “a figment of someone’s imagination, a Realtor’s term – an informal description that many have embraced. Unconvinced by historical facts, the Price Hill Civic Club refuses to give Covedale equal recognition, and the Price Hill Historical Society wishes to be “completely neutral in this controversy.” Even Price Hill Will, a faith-based organization, its mission “community engagement,” will not engage with the Covedale Neighborhood Association relative to the recognition effort! Why? Why do these otherwise rational people react as if facts, common sense and the will of the people are irrelevant? Why does

paranoia and intolerance lurk within their Price Hill psyche? Are they ignoring the obvious for partisan purposes, or does Covedale really only exist in another dimension, in a mysterious middle ground between light and shadow, beyond the boundaries of history? In the “Twilight Zone!” This is plausible in that, the “Twilight Zone” creator, Rod Serling, resided in Covedale, at 5016 Sidney Road, in the early years of his writing career. Could it be that his creative genius is our gift – forever idealizing Covedale’s “Happy Land” status? Is Covedale: A Fantasyland of Make-Believe his lost “Twilight Zone” episode? Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.

Read to win at your public library There’s a new team in town, and its bench strength is 30,000 strong and growing. It’s Team Read! the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s 38th annual Summer Reading Program. We’re the biggest team in our area, armed with lots of books, programs, and prizes. The results so far: More than 5,000 preschoolers are training for kindergarten. Nearly 20,000 kids’ and teens’ brains are being conditioned for the return to school in the fall. And the more than 6,000 adults in their lives should win a coach of the year award for leading by positive example and reading along with them. As we head into the second half of our Team Read season, which ends July 31, we wanted to share some vital game changing news. We’ve recently introduced “Child Only,” “Teen Only,” and “Downloadable Only” library cards. The “Child Only” and “Teen Only” cards do not require a parent’s signature, and they allow children ages 12 and younger and teens ages 13-17 to check out up to three books at any one time.

When one book is returned, they can check out another – no more fines for overdue books! And, customers ages 18 and older who only Mary Beth want to use Brestel d o w n l o a d a b l e Community resources can up for the Press guest sign Library’s new columnist “Downloadable Only” card. We hope these new cards will equip our Team Readers with all they need to continue reading more books and winning more prizes! Be a Valuable Player for a chance to score four-packs of Cincinnati Reds tickets. Plus, the child, teen, and adult who read the most books at their local Library will win one of 123 Nook Color e-readers. It’s not too late to get into the game today. Team Read continues through July 31. Sign up online at http://evanced.cincinnatilibrary.or g/evanced/sr/homepage.asp. Mary Beth Brestel is the Delhi Township Branch Library manager.

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Should Green and Colerain townships fight HUD and CMHA from putting more Section 8 housing in the townships even if it ends up costing the townships money? Why? Why not? “Colerain and Green have become the dumping grounds for Section 8 housing. Let some other communities get their fair share. The rise in crime and lowered home values quickly off sets any financial gain. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “HUD suggest that Section 8 recipients desire to live in a nice township and want to ‘conform’ or ‘rise’ to the standards of that township. Hog wash! What will ‘rise’ will be assaults, litter, graffiti, loud music, robberies, drugs, burglaries and eventually prostitution, shootings, rape, etc. etc. “It will cost us far more in city services and depreciative home values than the grant money we

Next question What summer movie do you most look forward to seeing? What is your all-time favorite summer movie? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to westnews@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. would lose for opting out of the cooperation agreement with HUD. “If you have the slightest doubt -, just drive through area’s with ample sec tion 8 housing, research the property values and crime statistics and you will see the unfortunate reality of Section 8 ‘conforming’ to those once nice neighborhoods.” J.H.R. “Yes, one only has to look to what HUD did to Price Hill and Westwood years ago they were the finest neighborhoods in the city” L.S.

Retiring teachers

THANKS TO GINA GENTRY-FLETCHER.

The Oak Hills Board of Education honored retiring teachers and staff with a reception May 25. Honorees logged more than 500 years of services to the Oak Hills Local School District as teachers, nurses, counselors, a crossing guard, secretary, and in food service. They are shown here from left to right: Bev Hollmeyer, Al Spickard, Maryanne Hathaway, Karen Cain, Tim Taylor, Anita Stojakovich, Tina Candelaresi, Beth Richmond, Elaine Leibel, Diane Thomas, Paul Rockwood, Cathy Stevens, Carol Schobert, Salvi Tedesco, and Shirley Lyttleton. Not pictured are Betty Richardson, Rob Chapman, Jerry Suit, and Bonnie Greg.

County park district making good use of levy funds In May 2002, Hamilton County voters approved a 15-year, 1mill property tax levy to support the Hamilton County Park District. The replacement levy took effect in January 2003. The board, staff and volunteers of the Park District are deeply committed to providing the highest quality parks, facilities and programs. Since we are just over halfway through this levy term, we’d like to take this opportunity to update the residents on their Hamilton County Park District. Since 2003, the park district has protected 1,997 acres of additional greenspace, leveraging levy funds along with over $6.8 million in grants from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund. As of December 2010, the total greenspace preserved by the Hamilton County Park District is 16,562 acres. The park district manages 21 parks and nature preserves and hosts approximately 7.5 million guest visits per year. One of the park district’s levy commitments is to work with appropriate park, recreation and public authorities to protect greenspace and provide outdoor recreation and education. In 2003, we began a joint venture with the Cincinnati Park Board to renovate Fernbank Park in Sayler Park along the Ohio River. This park has undergone a dramatic trans-

formation with expanded walking trails, a new accessible playground, a restroom facility, shelters and the development of Fernbank Lodge. In 2006, we partnered with the city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Recreation Commission and the Cincinnati Park Board to develop the Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex in Linwood. Armleder is now best known for its immensely popular 10-acre dog park, as well as soccer fields, a paved trail and a canoe / kayak launch accessing the Little Miami River. The park district has invested in several trail systems throughout the county. Most notably, we have worked with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to expand the Little Miami Scenic Trail from Milford to the Little Miami Golf Center in Newtown. This 4.5-mile section opened in 2005 and includes the Avoca Trailhead which offers parking, restrooms and a shelter for trail users. The ultimate goal is to connect this trail to Lunken Playfield and then downtown Cincinnati. A four-mile mountain bike trail opened at Mitchell Memorial Forest in 2008; this year, it will be expanded to eight miles thanks to a $25,560 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program. Other major outdoor recreation

Joseph C. Seta, Robert A. Goering, John T. Reis Community Press guest columnists advancements include the expansion of the Winton Woods Campground, the renovation of the par 3 course at Little Miami Golf Center, upgrades to the Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course, and new playgrounds at Lake Isabella, Woodland Mound, Embshoff Woods and Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods. In 2006, the Park District opened Campbell Lakes Preserve, which features four lakes for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. As the Hamilton County Park District continues to fulfill its levy commitments, it sees a very promising future in protecting greenspace and enhancing education and recreation opportunities. Thanks to dedicated staff, volunteers and strong partnerships, the park district will work diligently for the residents of Hamilton County to provide enjoyable regional parks and nature preserves. Robert A. Goering, John T. Reis and Joseph C. Seta are members of the Board of Park Commissioners, Hamilton County Park District.

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Jared Lowry, 9, plants an egg carton with marigold seeds during the Adventure Camp at Delhi Township’s Story Woods Park.

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Matt Maley volunteered to teach campers how to make a bamboo whistle. Watching Maley demonstrate the finished product are Joseph Zanitsch, 6, and Presley Kruse, 7.

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It was four days of fun and, without even trying, youngsters learned a thing or two. The Adventure Week Camp proved again to be a popular summer program of the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation Department. Sandy Monahan, parks and recreation director, said there were almost 200 township children ages 312 attending. “We really couldn’t do this without our volunteers and summer staff,” Monahan said. The campers made good use of all three township parks. The first day of camp featured demonstrations by a variety of police agencies. That was followed on the second day by digging in the dirt at Floral Paradise Gardens. The third day campers moved to Story Woods Park for hikes, crafts, planting projects and learning to make whistles out of bamboo.

“We’ve come the last four years,” said Jean Roach, who stayed to help out. “My sons love it and there is so much to do and they learn a lot.” Bea Robinson also stayed to watch her two grandchildren enjoy the camp. “This is our second year and they really have a lot of fun and it’s very affordable,” Robinson said. WKRC Local 12 traffic reporter Bob Herzog also made an appearance to share a few of his popular Friday morning dance moves with adventure campers. Herzog, a Green Township resident and 1992 Oak Hills High School graduate, said he’ll be back to emcee the Delhi Skirt Game in August. Remaining camps include a track and field sampler and team building activities. The camps end July 28 with Summer Camp Fun Day. For more about your community, visit www. cincinnati.com/delhitownship.

Alisa King, 4, puts some earnest effort into creating a butterfly during the Adventure Camp at Story Woods Park in Delhi Township.

Peggy Wanamaker volunteered her time to help out with the Delhi Parks and Recreation Adventure Camp in Story Woods Park. Making butterfly crafts are, from left, Charlie Richardson, 4; Anthony Bley, 4; and Ryan Schroth, 5.

WKRC Local 12 traffic reporter, Green Township resident and Oak Hills High School graduate Bob Herzog chats with campers at the Delhi Township Adventure Camp at Story Woods Park. Surrounding Herzog are Holly Bauer; Kiara Otero, Alex Roach, Dylan Roach, Brennan Wells and Jim Bauer.

Peggy Berninger amazed a group of youngsters with her bubble blowing prowess during the Adventure Camp at Story Woods Park.

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Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for 6 classes; $5 per class. 513741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Yoga for Strength and Healing, 10:30 a.m.11:30 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. 513-662-9109. Westwood.

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Green Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Exhibit shows how nature recycles and how people can live more lightly on earth through games, crafts, animals and more. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Raptor Rendezvous, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Learn about birds of prey and the local rehabilitation organization called Raptor Inc. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 513-521-7275; GreatParks.org.. Springfield Township. Barnyard Bonanza, 3 p.m. Wander by the Wetland. Walk along the new marsh area. Families can try their hands at netting as they explore and identify what they catch and see., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Registration required at least two days in advance. For Ages 2 and older.. $1. 513521-3276, ext. 100; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements. Help improve strength and flexibility. Ages 55 and up. $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 513-741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

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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. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 513-471-4673. West Price Hill. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 8

DANCE CLASSES

Ballet and Dance Class, 6:45 p.m. Weekly through Aug. 19., Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Ave., Classes taught by former professional dancer. Ages 3-10. $60. Registration required. 513-541-8770. College Hill.

EDUCATION

Digging Up the Past Archaeology and Excavation Program, 8 a.m. Hunting Tool Technology., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, 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. 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. 513-5217275, ext. 240; www.greatparks.org. North Bend.

FARMERS MARKET

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3 p.m.7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 513661-1792; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot.

FESTIVALS

St. Lawrence Summer Festival, 5 p.m.-11 p.m., St. Lawrence Church - East Price Hill, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Games for all ages, entertainment, major award, food and booths. Chicken dinner and Werkhaus mock turtle soup available. Free. 513-921-0328; www.stlawrenceparish.org. East Price Hill. St. Martin of Tours Festival, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Games for kids and adults, rides, food and raffles. Beer with wristband. Presented by St. Martin of Tours. Through July 10. 513-6612000; www.saintmartin.org. Cheviot.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Charlie Runtz, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Aroma’s Java and Gelato, 6407 Bridgetown Road, 513-574-3000; www.aromasgelato.com. Green Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Concert on the Green, 7:30 p.m., Union Central Life Insurance Company, 1876 Waycross Road, Lawn. Featuring Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Pre-concert entertainment with Matthew Brian Taylor, magician 5:30 p.m. Bring seating or picnics. Concessions available. Free parking. Free. Presented by City of Forest Park. 513-595-5200; www.forestpark.org/concert. Forest Park.

RECREATION

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 513-728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 513-7283551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Friday Night Float: Kayak Basics, 8 p.m. Registration required online by July 6., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Pointers on kayaking and discuss history of lake. Participants must fit properly in provided personal flotation devices. Children must be accompanied by an adult on the water. Includes refreshments. For Ages 8 and older.. $10, vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 9

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-9292427. Springfield Township.

EDUCATION

About Boating Safely, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Cincinnati Mills, This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely. $25. Registration required. Presented by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 513-271-3362; email GSR1014@aol.com; a08205.uscgaux.info/. Forest Park.

FESTIVALS

St. Lawrence Summer Festival, 5 p.m.-11 p.m., St. Lawrence Church - East Price Hill, Free. 513-921-0328; www.stlawrenceparish.org. East Price Hill.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com. St. Martin of Tours Festival, 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 513-661-2000; www.saintmartin.org. Cheviot.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Books Alive! For Kids Tour, 1 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, Sight, sound and touch combined in performance and hands-on, make-it-andtake-it craft. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 513-3696036; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. College Hill.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Summer Concert Series, 4 p.m. Music by Birdfinder and the Pole Cate., Delhi Park, 5125 Foley Road, Concessions available. Bring seating. Rain or shine. Free. Presented by Delhi Township Civic Association. 513293-5571; delhicivic.org/. Delhi Township. Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Caribbean ensemble, The Bacchanal Steel Drum Band., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Harbor. Bring seating. Grill menu is under $5 and includes burgers, hot dogs, mets or brats with a bag snack. Drinks include bottled soft drinks, water and beer. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

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Rlee Drees of Harrison plays at the Parky’s Pirate Cove at Miami Whitwater Forest Harbor last July. The wet playground is open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 5, weather permitting. Admission is $2 for ages 2-12. Visit www.greatparks.org.

RECREATION RECREATION

Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits School district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Local School District. 513-729-7504; www.northwestboosters.org. Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 0

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Greater Cincinnati Decorative Painters Meeting and Class, 11:45 a.m. Jude Creager teaches art class., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Open to all painters and all experience levels and new members and guests. Art class with a fee follows meeting. Free. Registration and fee required for classes. 513-522-1154; www.gcdapainters.com. Springfield Township.

DINING EVENTS

Sunday Community Breakfast, 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Eden Chapel United Methodist Church, 150 Dahlia Ave., Free. 513-941-4183; edenchapelumc.org. Sayler Park.

FESTIVALS

St. Lawrence Summer Festival, 4 p.m.-11 p.m., St. Lawrence Church - East Price Hill, Free. 513-921-0328; www.stlawrenceparish.org. East Price Hill. St. Martin of Tours Festival, 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Chicken dinner available., Harvest Home Park, 513-661-2000; www.saintmartin.org. Cheviot.

HISTORIC SITES

German Heritage Museum, 1 p.m.-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. 513-598-5732; www.gacl.org/museum.html. Green Township.

Outdoor Archery I, 4 p.m. Registration required online by July 8., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Basics of shooting a compound bow plus target practice. Archers must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. With certified archery instructor. Ages 8 and up. Adult must accompany ages 8-17. $15; vehicle permit required.513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Twp.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc.. 513-923-1985; www.mthealthyba.org. Mount Healthy.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Oak Hills Kiwanis Meeting, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Bi-monthly meeting. Serving Green Township and Oak Hills communities. Ages 21 and up. Presented by Oak Hills Kiwanis Club. 513-325-8038. Green Township. Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles - Mount Healthy Aerie 2193, 1620 Kinney Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc.. 513-9231985; www.mthealthyba.org. Mount Healthy.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Girls Life, 4 p.m.-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. 513-471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.

HOME & GARDEN

Year-Round Gardening, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Don’t be a Deadhead: extending your flowering plants’ blooming time., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 513385-3313; www.whiteoakgardencenter.com. Monfort Heights.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Yoga for Strength and Healing, 6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 513-6629109. Westwood. Evening Adult Zumba Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, $5. 513741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, baked goods, ice cream, plants and flowers. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 513675-0496. Sayler Park.

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MUSIC - CONCERTS

Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Eight Days a Week. Includes Tom Enderle Memorial Car Show. Funny Companie Clowns face painting available., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Bring seating. Pets welcome. Family friendly. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 513-300-6160; greenhillsconcertsonthecommons.com. Greenhills. Covedale Gardens Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Sounds of Cincinnati Young Peoples Theater., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Bring seating. Volunteers also needed. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 513-471-1536. Covedale.

RECREATION

Touch A Truck, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road, Back parking lot. Children have chance to jump aboard fire truck as well as any of displayed construction vehicles, police cruisers, Metro Bus, recycling trucks and more. Concessions available by Skyline. 513-522-1410; www.springfieldtwp.org/touchatruck.cfm. Finneytown.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Second Sunday Concert Series, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. Music by Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Complimentary refreshments. Bring seating. Free. 513-521-7003; www.arlingtonmemorialgardens.org. Springfield Township.

MUSIC - OLDIES

Cincinnati Oldies and Doo-Wop Association, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. 513-251-7977. Riverside.

NATURE

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The Goo Goo Dolls come to the PNC Pavilion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Guest is Michelle Branch. Tickets are $63, $51 and $33, plus fees. There will be a free pre show cookout. Visit PNCpavilion.com or call 800-745-3000.

Green Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Settling Pond Hike, 9 a.m. Registration required online by July 6., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Join a naturalist for a look at the history of the settling pond that has evolved into a wetland and attracts a large variety of waterfowl, followed by a hike around the settling pond. Free, vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

THANKS TO HOLLY YURCHISON

The Showboat Majestic presents “Forty-Second Street,” a celebration of Broadway and those putting on the shows, July 624. Musical numbers include “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway.” Tickets are $17, $16, seniors and students. Call 513-241-6550 or visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. Pictured are: Sara Dreibebis (Ensemble), left, Abby Wagner (Ensemble), Devi Reisenfeld (Ann Reilly “Anytime Annie”), and Abby Sheridan (Peggy Sawyer).


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July 6, 2011

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Just you and me and our furry baby makes three At bedtime one night recently, my husband Tom said, “Not tonight Sweetie, I have a headache.” And he wasn’t referring to what you might think; he was referring to our dog Nosey sleeping on the bed. Now, we discussed where pets should sleep a few columns back, but haven’t addressed what pet ownership can mean to fledgling romantic relationships. When I was single and lived in a condo, I had a white teddy bear hamster named Squeaker Snow. He was the perfect single-girl pet. To make a long story short, my co-workers and I began a running joke about things like the martinis that Squeak was going to have waiting for me when I got home from work, what Squeak and I were going to have for dinner or what Squeak and I were going to do that weekend.

It was all great, giggly fun. At the same time there was a man I fancied who Marsie Hall worked in Newbold another diviMarsie’s sion of the Menagerie company. W e seemed to have a mutual attraction, but he never asked me out. One day, we were having lunch together in the break room. “So, how long have you been married?” he asked, conversationally. I was surprised. “I’m not married,” I replied, “Where did you get that idea?” “Well, I always hear you talking about Squeak, so I just assumed,” he trailed off. You should have seen the look on his face when I

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Being on the same page when it comes to pets can keep a relationship strong. Here, Marsie and Tom share some quality time with Nosey. explained that my “husband” was in fact, an albino rodent. So, needless to say I know firsthand how pets can come between two consenting adults. Doris Marks Callis of Mount Lookout also does. “I was unmarried and looking for three years,” she says. “I dated tons, but could never find someone who would embrace my zoo of three dogs and two cats. I was not willing to settle for someone who merely tolerated them like the guy who

said, ‘Sorry Babe, I’m just not a pet lover.’ “My pets are like children to me,” she explains. “So, I came up with a simple hurdle, I would only get married if I met someone I would rather wake up next to than my dog, Nancy.” It took some time, then she met “The Guy,” Marc. He was a kindred soul who owned a dog named Elvis to whom he was very attached. Now she wakes up next to him and Nancy and they all slept together happily until Elvis ran away. Jenny Durbin of Silverton is still miffed over one of her experiences. “I was dating a doctor,” she says, “And it was going really well until my puppy licked his hand and he freaked! ‘Is there a place where I can wash up?’ he asked holding his hand like it was on fire.” “Yes, your house,” I said. “It’s really hard to believe

How ‘new’ are the new tires you just bought? The next time you buy new tires you need to do more than figure out which brand to buy, you need to make sure the tires you get are really new. That’s right, there’s a chance the tires you buy could have been sitting on a store shelf for years before being put on your vehicle. Kristin Hugentobler of Fairfield said she never gave it a second thought when she bought a set of tires for her SUV back in 2009. “They just put them on and we paid them. We got a good deal out of it and we assumed it was a good deal,” she said. So, Hugentobler said she was very surprised when she got her vehicle inspected recently. “He checked the tires and said the tires are dry rotted and to have them replaced before the fall. … He also showed me the manufacture date – they sat on the shelf for approximately two years before they put them on our vehicle,” she said.

Hugent o b l e r went back to the store that sold her the tires. “ W e got them Howard Ain inspected Hey Howard! and they said the tires were fine. I would hope they’d be fine. When there are only 26,000, 27,000 miles on a tire you would hope they were fine, that they would last longer.” Hugentobler said she’s not sure what to do. One shop says she needs new tires. The other shop says the tires are perfectly fine. All she wants is to be safe. So I checked her tires and found two were made in 2007, and the other two were made in 2008. You can determine the age of the tire by checking the tire identification number on the sidewall of the tire. It begins with the letters

“DOT,” and the last four digits state the week and then the year in which the tire was manufactured. Federal regulators say the effects of aging may not be visible on a tire, but the age does matter. Hugentobler said, “I was pretty upset that they did that. The put two-year-old tires on an SUV that could destroy it if the tire went out.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said tires tend to last about six years from the date of manufacture, so Hugentobler should have a few years left on her tires. NHTSA said tire degradation occurs over time, mostly from chemical reactions. Generally, it said, your tire tread will wear out before aging becomes a concern – unless they were old when they were first put on your vehicle. However, spare tires are prone to aging problems because they are not generally rotated onto your car. They stay unused until

his reaction considering when we met it was at a nursery and I had a 20pound bag of manure on my shoulder. Right next to my head!” she giggles. Well, if dog slobber, pee or poop were poison, Jenny and I agree, we both would have been dead long ago; so Doctor Man probably didn’t assume room temperature because of his “injury.” My friend, Mona Bronson-Fuqua of Westwood, is one of the wisest people I

know. She has been happily married for 13 years and her counsel is, “Make sure you are both on the same page about animals before you bring one home. Your pet, your relationships and ultimately your marriage will thank you!” For more pet care tips, visit www.marsiesmenagerie.com. If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at marsolete@insightbb.com.

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Grandkids ‘eyeing’ new potatoes in the garden When I was 11⠄2 pounds eye of tilling the garden round beef roast, the other day, I tied accidentally tilled Small new potaup some potatoes. toes, 1 to 11⠄2 pounds They were tiny, of Shallots: about a course, but darned pound, peeled, cute and fit nicely trimmed and cut in around an eye of half lengthwise Rita round roast beef Olive oil Heikenfeld that I made for Garlic powder dinner. Salt and pepper Rita’s kitchen I must have missed picking up Preheat oven to some, though, because 400 degrees. Toss potatoes granddaughter, Eva, found and shallots with a small two more when she was amount of oil and add salt helping hoe the rows. and pepper and a bit of garShe was excited to find lic powder to them. Pour potatoes so soon (it’s onto rimmed baking sheet always a contest when the or roasting pan. grandkids dig potatoes to Rub roast with a bit of oil see who can find them first, and season with salt, pepper so Eva won by default this and garlic powder (not too year). much garlic powder) and She insisted we fry them, place in center of baking unpeeled and sliced, along- sheet or pan. side her morning eggs. That Surround with veggies. was fine with me as pota- Roast, tossing veggies occatoes have lots of potassium sionally, until beef registers and vitamin C. 130 degrees for medium rare, about 50 to 60 minutes or so. Roast beef with new Let meat rest, loosely potatoes and shallots covered with foil, about 10 Sunday dinner! minutes. Serves four.

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Decorative arts to meet July 10 The Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists (GCDA) will have its monthly meeting at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, July 10, at the Springfield Township Senior Center located at 9158 Winton Road. The members range in skill from beginners to certified teachers with many years of experience in watercolor, sketching, oils, colored pencil and acrylics. Members are from the entire Tristate area; new members, guests and the public are welcome. The group also sponsors painting classes, seminars and an annual retreat offsite. On July 10, Jude Creager will be teaching a two-hour oil painting project, flowers on a tin pocket. Creager has been teaching nationally for years and specializes in oil

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www.gcdapainters.com. There is a fee for the class but attending the meeting is free. Creager will be teaching a special workshop Aug. 6 and 7; watercolor on Yupo paper, check the web site for details. The meetings are a fun way to meet and discuss ideas with other artists regardless of the mediums used. The Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists are a chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters a national organization. The group recently participated in a community service project at Granny’s Garden School in Loveland. Members spent a fun morning teaching students how to paint on rocks for the garden June 4.

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Misunderstood 4-H members By Hannah Capannari | 4-H member

4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health): Is it just cows and chickens or is there more to it? I attended the National 4-H Congress back in November. While I was riding in an elevator with a friend, two men entered the elevator. They asked us if we were at a teen conference or something. We told them we were at the National 4-H Congress. They said: “Oh, that cow and pig program” and got off the elevator. My friend and I felt insulted, but that wasn’t the first time either of us had that kind of thing happen. There is so much more to 4-H and its members than cows and chickens, but there are many misconceptions. Many people hear 4-H and think farm animals when really they should think young leaders. 4-H creates leaders by helping members build the skills necessary for leadership and giving them responsibility. 4-H members are young, strong, confident leaders who are respectful, know where they want to go, and will work hard to get there. They are responsible, driven, and

determined; these qualities set them apart from the crowd. The Hamilton County Fair 2010 Rules and Regulations Book defines 4-H in Ohio as “an experiential, educational, development program of the Ohio State University Extension and Development and is open to all youth ages 5-18. The 4-H philosophy is to strengthen youth’s mental, physical, moral, and social development, therefore helping develop more desirable citizens and leaders. The development of boys and girls occurs through participation in projects, events, and various educational competitive activities.” 4-H teaches youth to be respect- Hannah Capannari ful of other people and other ideas. each other or the ideas that are preTeenage 4-H members have the sented. opportunity to become 4-H camp Another way 4-H members learn counselors. Camp counselors are to be respectful is through particiinvolved in the pre-camp organiza- pating in competitions. When a 4-H tion and planning of activities for member takes an animal project, camp. During camp they are they show their animal at the counexpected to keep the campers safe ty fair. as well as oversee activities. During a competition a 4-H At camp counselor training member needs to be respectful of where the counselors plan the the judge at all times even if they camp, they have to be able to step don’t agree with the judge. This can up and lead committees or work be one of the hardest things for a together as a team. Either way they always have to be respectful of See MISUNDERSTOOD on page B7

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4-H after school programs keep children engaged while challenging them to grow and become successful socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. We have programs in Environmental Science, Money Management, Healthy Living, General Science, Wildlife, Farming, and more! All are adaptable for any developmental level and any size group up to 30 students with only a nominal fee for each session or for the entire program.

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This is a signature OSU program that makes youth aware of the financial skills needed to be successful in the Real World! It features a real life simulation where students must make lifestyle and budgeting decisions. They learn the correlation between education and earning power, and how occupational choices affect income. Stu-

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This program covers all the standards and indicators for third grade math and science! By watching the miracle of life unfold before them in the development of an egg, students have the opportunity to learn science, math, health, language arts, art, geography and cultural awareness. Other programming choices include, Green Thumb Club, Pumpkin Science, Wildlife, Making Cents of It, Sewing Fun, Dairy Fun, For Your Infarmation, Stepping Out, Healthy Divas, Auto B Good, and Bullying. If you have specific needs that don’t fit into a program mentioned, let us tailor a program to fit your needs! Contact Steve Carson, 4-H Program Coordinator, at 513-946-8984 or carson.236@cfaes.osu.edu for more information.

Meeting schools’ life skills gap for youth In Hamilton County 4-H, Cincinnati kids learn important life skills, like cooking, planning a nutritious menu, being a savvy consumer, managing money, and sewing. Historically taught in schools, these subjects have been almost completely eliminated from middle and high schools due to budget cuts (with the exception of very basic economics, which is being re-integrated). In 4-H, youth who take Food & Nutrition projects learn about nutrition, planning balanced menus, balancing eating and exercise, and how to prepare healthy meals and snacks. They are able to demonstrate this knowledge at their 4-H club meetings and every summer at the fair. At the 4-H Community Fair, each youth who takes the same project competes against the others to see who did the best job. Every 4-H youth is interviewed by an adult judge about their project, what they leaned, and how they worked through problems. In addition to the interview, they show the judge a food they have prepared as part of their project. Finally, youth have the opportunity to participate in the annual “4-H Youth Bake-Off.” At this event, each youth brings all the ingredients and tools they need to prepare a preselected recipe. All youth prepares the recipe at the same time, while being observed by a judge. They are evaluated on how well they prepare the recipe – cleanliness, accurate measuring, following directions, etc., and on how their food product tastes and looks when it comes out of the oven! Youth who take Clothing & Textiles projects learn about clothing, fashion, taking care of clothing, making new clothes and accessories, and smart shopping on a budget, just to name a

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few! Just like with the food projects, youth demonstrate new skills and teach others at their 4-H club meetings. They also have the opportunity to attend several sewing clinics each year. These clinics are a few hours or even an overnight event where young seamstresses and tailors learn new skills, make fun projects, and meet other youth with similar interests. At the 4-H Community Fair, youth who sew also participate in project judging. They have an individual interview with a judge who asks questions about what they learned, how they selected their project, and how they approached each step and worked through problems. The judge also evaluates the clothing or accessory that the youth made. They look for how well the item was constructed. The top projects for each project book receive ribbons. After judging, youth participate in the Style Revue. This is a fashion show where each youth models the garment he/she made. The Style Revue is a chance for youth to wear their work proudly and to develop self-confidence, poise, and presentation skills. This year’s 4-H Community Fair will be held July 10-14 at Stricker’s Grove in Hamilton (11490 Hamilton-Cleves Road). Complete details can be found at hamilton4hcf. osu.edu. The 4-H Youth Bake Off will be Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m., and the Style Revue will be Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. This is a great time to bring youth in your life who might be interested in or benefit from 4-H. Give them a taste of what 4-H is all about and come meet other 4-H families. Don’t miss this chance to help the youth in your life develop leadership and citizenship while learning important creative skills!

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4-H member to learn. It’s important for the members to exhibit good sportsmanship. 4-H members are responsible and hardworking. 4-H instills strength, independence, and confidence in youth. One of the ways these skills are built is through 4-H projects. These projects range from cows and chickens to shooting sports, small engines, creative arts, clowning, cooking, sewing, natural resources, and more. The 4-H member picks whichever project or projects interest them. The projects are designed to be completed independently with little help from others. This process of completing Project Judging builds confidence especially when it is repeated over the years. However sometimes things don’t go as well as the 4-H member hoped. This presents them with an opportunity to grow and realize that just because they didn’t win it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be proud of what they accomplished. 4-H members can learn as much from losing as they can from winning and they develop the strength to keep moving toward their goals. Another way 4-H instills independence and confidence is through international hosting and traveling opportunities with the 4-H International Program. A 4-H family can host a foreign exchange student or 4-H members can travel to Japan, Australia, Costa Rica, Norway, Finland, or Argentina. 4-H members are driven and determined when it comes to competition and goal setting. They like to win and they have a drive that is not usually seen in schools. 4-H gives its members choices. Each member chooses what project they want to do and because they want to do it they have the drive and determination to do it well! While many people still hear 4-H and think cows and chickens, more and more people are realizing that 4-H members are really young leaders. Young leaders who are confident talking to people; who have learned to be responsible for themselves, their animals, and other people; and who have learned to set goals and achieve them. They are respectful of other people and other ideas. The leadership skills of 4-H members set them apart from the crowd. The 4-H Pledge sums up the 4-H philosophy: I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world. 4-H: It’s not just cows and chickens, it’s young leaders.

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By Avery Slusher | 4-H member

Avery Slusher and Sapphire

Once upon a time, a 9-yearold girl was so excited to be an actual 4-H member. As a Cloverbud, she hadn’t been able to show an animal at the fair. She had chickens and really wanted to show them. Now she could! She studied everything she needed to know about chickens and practiced showmanship with her favorite chicken, Sapphire. Then the fair was finally here! She brought her chicken to the poultry barn and made her comfortable with hay, water, food, and Sapphire’s favorite treats. She put a picture of her holding

Sapphire on the cage so Sapphire wouldn’t miss her. The next morning, it was her turn to compete in the Poultry Show! She was nervous, but couldn’t wait to show everything that she’d learned, especially because she was a city girl and not everyone expected her to be able to know these things. But she loved animals, knew how to care for them. As she was waiting for her class, all of a sudden, “Spwack!” She looked down and saw that Sapphire had just pooped on her jeans! A super big poop! She realized that her chicken must be just as nervous as she was. She whispered, “Don’t be scared. I’m with you,” into Sap-

phire’s ear. Her mom giggled and helped her hose it off and it wasn’t a moment too soon. It was her turn to show. She was ready and Sapphire was too! She followed the judge’s directions and answered all of his questions perfectly. The judge announced, “Reserve goes to …” her! He called her name! Then the fair queen handed her a huge trophy and red ribbon. The little girl walked out of the ring with the biggest smile you’ve ever seen! It was something she would never forget. But, do you want to know the best part of this memory story? I’m the little girl and this best 4-H memory ever is mine!

Children learn to balance budgets, meet responsibilities

In Hamilton County 4-H, Cincinnati kids learn important life skills, like how to manage their finances, make a budget, balance a checkbook, and be a smart consumer. In 4-H clubs, youth have the opportunity to take four different ageappropriate personal finance projects. Youth learn about making a budget, record keeping, goal setting, communicating about money, credit, banking, advertising, and becoming a smart con-

sumer. They are able to demonstrate this knowledge at their 4-H club meetings and every summer at the fair. At the 4-H Community Fair, each youth who takes the same project competes against the others to see who did the best job. 4-H also goes into schools to do group money management programs for an entire grade level or for an individual classroom. For older youth, our most popular program is called Real

Money, Real World. It is an active, hands-on experience that gives young people the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those they will make as adults. The highlight of the program is a simulation, where students assume the role of a 25-year-old adult who must support a family. They have a job, a monthly salary, and the number of children they are raising. Students learn to subtract savings, taxes, and health insurance

amounts from their income. The amount of money left over is what they have to spend during the simulation activity. At the simulation, students must visit stations representing real-life businesses. Throughout the activity, students keep track of their finances and attempt to complete the simulation with a positive balance. For younger youth, our most popular program is called Making Cents of It. In this program, students

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learn how to recognize and count cash and coins, as well as how to make change. They also learn the history of money, the difference between wants and needs, and how to make a financial goal and save for it. Money management has never been a more important skill for people of all ages than it is today. For more information about 4-H money management programs, please contact Betsy DeMatteo at dematteo.15@osu.edu.


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Edward Avey

Edward J. Avey, 70, of Sayler Park, died June 28. He was a graduate of Elder High School, was a community football coach in Sayler Park, and enjoyed drawing, painting, wood-carving, traveling and history. Survived by daughter Tricia Lynn Avey; sister Nancy Miller. Preceded in death by his brother James R. Avey and his parents. Services were July 2 at SeifertHardig & Brater Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Sayler Park Historical Society through the funeral home.

Emmett Bold Sr.

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20. He worked in building maintenance for BLC Development. Survived by wife Christina Bold; children Crystal (Todd) Biggs, Kevin (Angie), Emmett Jr., Evan, Olivia Bold; grandchildren Madison, Tyler, Austin; brothers Mike, Fred (Judy) Bold; parents-in-laws Bob, JoAnn Metz. Services were June 25 at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.

Loretta Maley

Loretta Maley (nee Eilers), 89, of Delhi Township, died June 24. Preceded in death by her husband Richard Maley. Survived by children Jane (Jack) Tomlinson, Michael (Donna), Robert (Lan) and Joan (Jim) Larbes; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and

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DEATHS nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. William Church June 30. Memorials may be made to Western Hills Retirement Village (WHRV), c/o Senior Care Fund/Shelter Point, 6210 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Cincinnati. Ohio, 45233-4512. Gilligan-Siefke-Grueter Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Charles Meyer

Charles J. Meyer, of Western Hills, died June 23. Survived by his wife Jean Meyer (nee Charles J. Meyer Overstreet); children Charlene, Jim and Chuck; stepchildren Linda Vonderhaar, Daryl, Lloyd and Steve Denham; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grand-

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Gerald Meyer

Gerald N. Meyer, 78, of Colerain Township, died June 28. Survived by his wife Mary Meyer (nee Smith); children Chris (Sonja) and Tammy Meyer; grandchildren Timothy (Tiffany), Gerald William “Billy” and Dalton Meyer; siblings Ken (Micki), Jan (Linda) Meyer. Mass of Christian Burial was July 2 at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Memorials may be made to Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 895 Central Avenue, Suite 550, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Meyer Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

John Trauth

John W. Trauth, age 58, died May 31. Survived by his wife Julia Ann (nee Carroll); children John Jr., Kathleen (Jason) Miller, and Timothy Trauth; siblings Joseph Trauth Jr., Patrice Trauth, Marilynn (Kim) Knoppe, and Janine Trauth; friends Debbie Hawthorne and Lisa Wright; son-in-law Elvira Carroll; and countless nieces, nephews, as well as many other close friends and family. Preceded in death by his sister Carol T. Dressman. Mass of the Christian was celebrated June 4, at St. Catharine of Siena in Westwood. Memorials may be sent to The Grace Fund at St. Catharine of Siena Church. Hodapp Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Susan Williams

Susan Williams (nee Beesten), 74, of Sayler Park, died June 28.

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Preceded in death by her husband Charles K. Williams Jr. Survived by children Jessica (Todd Hill) Williams and Charles K. (Deborah) Williams III; grandchildren Sean Jason Hill, Charles Kendall Williams IV, Robert Anthony Williams and Samuel Jacob Williams; and sister Elizabeth "Betty" (David) Choate. Services were July 5 at SeifertHardig & Brater Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to SPCA or Ruth Lyons Fund through the funeral home.

POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Amanda M. Jones, born 1985, loitering to solicit and soliciting prostitution, 3401 Glenway Ave., June 22. Darrell Walker, born 1962, criminal damaging or endangerment, 830 Considine Ave., June 23. Jamar Rudolph, born 1986, obstruction of official business and theft under $300, 3021 Warsaw Ave., June 21. Justin T. Jordan, born 1977, aggravated menacing, 3021 Warsaw Ave., June 20. Keyandre Dority, born 1990, burglary, 801 McPherson Ave., June 23. Lynetta Cunningham, born 1956, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., June 23. Matthew A. Ultsch, born 1980, receiving stolen property, 463 Elberon Ave., June 24. Michael Taylor, born 1984, carrying concealed weapons and having weapon with drug conviction, 3000 Warsaw Ave., June 24. Paul Rodgers, born 1960, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., June 22. Recardo Woods, born 1977, domestic violence, drug possession and drug abuse, 3201 Warsaw Ave., June 20. Darren P. Lally, born 1991, disorderly conduct, 559 Elberon Ave., June 22.

Marcus Reed, born 1991, theft under $300, 3749 Glenway Ave., June 22. Jason Simpson, born 1976, theft $300 to $5,000 and obstruction of official business, 504 Purcell Ave., June 26. Jackie Osborne, born 1979, domestic violence, 393 Purcell Ave., June 26. April Bedinghaus, born 1970, disorderly condcut, 559 Elberon Ave., June 22. Fawn A. Williams, born 1959, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., June 23. Jvetta S. Paxton, born 1958, disorderly conduct, possession of open flask, criminal trespass and obstruction of official business, 3610 Warsaw Ave., June 25. Laydell D. Means, born 1975, excessive sound in motor vehicle, June 14. Danielle Duncan, born 1981, felonious assault, domestic violence and resisting arrest, 952 Kirbert Ave., June 23. Elma Sneed, born 1961, assault, 3022 Murdock Ave., June 26. Glen Hollingshead, born 1949, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., June 25. Hatim J. Saleh, born 1979, counterfeit marks, 3411 Glenway Ave., June 22. Jeremiah J. Pierce, born 1987, possession of open flask, June 18.

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About police reports The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Delhi Township: Chief Jim Howarth, 922-0060. • Cincinnati District 3: Capt. Russell A. Neville, 2638300. Juan Beltran, born 1968, assault, 3737 Glenway Ave., June 25. Larry Mattingly, born 1982, domestic violence, 920 Enright Ave., June 23. Margaret Myers, born 1984, disorderly conduct, 559 Elberon Ave., June 22. Mario Ramirez, born 1986, disorderly conduct, June 20. Tiffany English, born 1978, vicious dog, June 16. Brandon Burger, born 1989, menacing, obstruction of official business and domestic violence, 153 Merid-

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Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

1129 Winfield Ave., June 17. 4545 Rapid Run Pike, June 21. Assault 3021 Murdock Ave., June 18. 3501 Warsaw Ave., June 20. 3609 Laclede Ave., June 20. 4011 W. Liberty St., June 20. 4515 Clearview Ave., June 18. 582 Grand Ave., June 20.

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4318 Sunburst Lane, June 20. 706 Trenton Ave., June 21. 802 Woodlawn Ave., June 18.

Burglary

1091 Grand Ave., June 11. 1217 Blanchard Ave., June 11. 729 Woodlawn Ave., June 11. 1107 Purcell Ave., June 12. 4031 Jamestown Ave., June 12. 1128 Elberon Ave., June 13. 1663 Atson Lane, June 13. 429 Elberon Ave., June 13. 736 Enright Ave., June 13. 6503 Revere Ave., June 13. 7126 River Road, June 13. 801 Rosemont Ave., June 13. 119 Thelma Ave., June 14. 533 Elberon Ave., June 15. 331 Elberon Ave., June 16. 1019 Rapid Ave., June 20. 1041 Beech Ave., June 20. 1232 Sunset Ave., June 19. 3777 W. Liberty St., June 19. 740 Elberon Ave., June 21. 932 Summit Ave., June 19.

Criminal damaging/endangering 1618 Quebec Road, June 10.

3418 Price Ave., June 10. 3433 Osage Ave., June 10. 826 Wells St., June 11. 1782 Ashbrook Drive, June 11. 3788 Westmont Drive, June 12. 1133 Glenna Drive, June 21. 1155 Glenna Drive, June 21. 1674 Iliff Ave., June 18. 1721 Gilsey Ave., June 18. 4354 W. Eighth St., June 17. 4515 Clearview Ave., June 18.

Domestic violence

Reported on Ridgeview Avenue, June 10. Reported on Purcell Avenue, June 13. Reported on Elberon Avenue, June 13. Reported on Richardson Place, June 21. Reported on Kirbert Ave., June 23.

Endangering children

5700 Glenway Ave., June 18.

Felonious assault

785 Clanora Drive, June 22. 952 Kirbert Ave., June 23.

Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school 1782 Ashbrook Drive, June 11.

Menacing

1222 Sunset Ave., June 17. 963 Oakland Ave., June 22.

Murder

1016 Sturm St., June 12.

Negligent assault

4727 Glenway Ave., June 11.

Robbery

6340 River Road, June 11. 4442 Glenway Ave., June 15. 3827 St. Lawrence Ave., June 16.

Sexual imposition

Reported on Westmont Lane, June 20.

Theft

1705 Quebec Road, June 10. 1214 Nancy Lee Lane, June 10. 1610 Ross Ave. 2, June 11. 3615 Glenway Ave., June 11. 4724 Glenway Ave., June 11. 1724 Hillfred Lane, June 12. 1916 Westmont Lane, June 12. 3761 Westmont Drive, June 12. 6765 Parkland Ave., June 13. 7202 Gracely Drive, June 13. 7220 Fernbank Ave., June 13. 7232 Gracely Drive, June 13. 1860 Sunset Ave., June 14. 3215 Brevier Ave., June 15. 5949 River Road, June 16. 1227 Beech Ave., June 16. 1122 Rosemont Ave., June 18. 1160 Overlook Ave., June 21. 1663 Atson Lane, June 22. 1778 Ashbrook Drive, June 20. 2623 Maryland Ave., June 17. 3021 Warsaw Ave., June 21. 3246 Laclede, June 17. 3959 W. Eighth St., June 18. 4020 W. Liberty St., June 21. 4022 Akochia Ave., June 18. 4318 Sunburst Lane, June 19. 4655 Linda Ave., June 21. 7152 Gracely Drive, June 20. 785 Clanora Drive, June 22. 851 Hermosa Ave., June 18.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 4434 W. Eighth St., June 11. 814 Grand Ave., June 17.

Vandalism

47387 Prosperity Place, June 11.

Violation of a protection order/consent agreement 68 Margaret St., June 10.

DELHI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Justin Holt, 28, 4727 Clevesdale Drive, driving under suspension at Anderson Ferry Road, June 24. Monique Neal, 32, 2459 Nottingham

Drive, drug possession, June 24. Tricia Kelley, 20, 849 Delehanty Drive, drug possession, June 24. Dave. Pitser, 53, 4889 Foley Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 600 block of Covedale Avenue, June 25. Denerio Ferguson, 19, 1229 W. Galbraith Road, obstructing official business at 4200 block of Glenhaven Road, June 25. Juvenile, obstructing official business, receiving stolen property at 4200 block of Glenhaven Road, June 25. Juvenile, receiving stolen property at 3500 block of Hillside Avenue, June 25. Two Juveniles, obstructing official business at 3500 block of Hillside Avenue, June 25. Khirhy Jones, 19, 474 Considine Ave., drug possession, June 22. David Baldrick, 30, 416 Pedretti Ave., domestic violence at 400 block of Kitty Lane, June 23. Daniel Boeh, 31, 5148 Ballantrae Court, passing bad checks at Neeb Road, June 22. Jessica Dunaway, 21, 4471 Fehr Road, misuse of credit card at Neeb Road, June 22. Danielle Dunaway, 24, 4471 Fehr Road, misuse of credit card at Neeb Road, June 22. Richard Blevins, 32, 5600 Surrey Ave., drug possession at 5300 block of Orangelawn Drive, June 21. Bryan Backscheider, 22, 4197 Simca Lane, protection order violation at Neeb Road, June 18. Kenneth Blackerby, 46, 5340 Gander Drive, theft at 5340 Gander Drive, June 14. Juvenile, assault at 4800 block of Fehr Road, June 19.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Woman reported purse, camera stolen at 1119 Betty Lane, June 22. Woman reported video game system stolen at 4308 Glenhaven Road, June 13. Man reported wallet, TV, computer stolen at 1062 Wilderness Trail, June 19.

Criminal damaging

4008 Gleneste Road woman reported vehicle damaged at 500 block of Greenwell Avenue, June 22. Man reported vehicle damaged at 4391 Valence Drive, June 23. Man reported residence damaged at 523 Greenwell Ave., June 22.

Identity theft

Woman reported credit stolen and used at 6369 Simon Drive, June 21.

Theft

Indiana man reported vehicle stolen at 6600 block of Cleves Warsaw Road, June 23. United Dairy Farmers reported $43 in beer stolen at 4905 Delhi Road, June 22. United Dairy Farmers reported $35 in gas stolen at 5692 Rapid Run Road, June 14. Woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 570 Virgil Road, June 18. 3444 Locust Lane woman reported items stolen from vacant apartment at 3951 Delhi Road, June 18. Duebber’s Carry Out reported $41 in gas stolen at 6095 Cleves Warsaw Road, June 17. 476 Greenwell Ave. man reported bike stolen at 5000 block of Foley Road, June 17. Bethel woman reported clothing, cell phone, money stolen from vehicle at 5000 block of Delhi Road, June 18.


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