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Let’s roll

The 22nd annual Rollin’ on the River charity car show will be Sunday, July 24, at Fernbank Park, River Road in Sayler Park. The car show is sponsored by the RiverviewDelhi Kiwanis. More than 600 cars are expected to register for this antique and classic car extravaganza. More than 90 trophies are awarded. Cars register from 9 a.m. until noon. Trophies are awarded about 3:30 p.m. Along with hundreds of classic vehicles, there will be food and music throughout the day. Raffles will include a 46inch LCD flat screen TV and an Apple iPad. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10 and will be available the day of the car show or call Russ Brose at 347-9433 to purchase tickets prior to the show. Admission is free for spectators. Raffles and car registrations proceeds go to support local charities. For more information call 941-7700.

Delhi looking at police, fire By Heidi Fallon


Cooling off

Keeping cool as temperatures soared, Henry Topp, 3, left, and Joseph Davis, 3, both of Delhi Township, share one of the water sprays at the Delhi Township Park. Joseph’s grandmother Lily Davis of Delhi Township echoed those sentiments. “We’ve been here several days this week just to let him play in the water and keep cool with this weather,” Davis said.

Delhi Township police agreeing to no-raise contract By Heidi Fallon

Teeing off

Golfers at Elder have had a good summer on the links, led by seniors Daniel Schwarz, who won the Ohio Junior Championship Tournament, and Tyler Smith, who won the Ohio Golf Course Owners Association Junior tournament. – SEE STORY, A7

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Delhi Township trustees and two separate bargaining units for township police are about to sign a new two-year contract that provides for no wage increases. Township Administrator Gary Schroeder said the new contract is basically the same as the threeyear pact that expires in October. He said the last raises for either patrol officers or the corporals and sergeants were in 2008. The beginning salary will remain $24.40 an hour for officers, $32.01 an hour for corporals and $34.31 an hour for sergeants. Police Chief James Howarth

The plan “stabilizes premiums paid by the employer and employee to some degree, but raises the financial responsibly of health care to the consumer.”

Bill Zoz Delhit township fire chief

declined to comment on the new contract until it was officially finalized by both sides. Along with the police department, all township employees will have new health insurance coverage starting Aug. 1. The new policy with Anthem will mean employees will be pay-

ing higher deductibles. The new health care plan is what is known as a health savings account. Fire Chief Bill Zoz said, the plan “stabilizes premiums paid by the employer and employee to some degree, but raises the financial responsibly of health care to the consumer.” He said the township will pay $2,000 for a family account and $1,000 for a single account. The employee is responsible for the entire $5,000 deductible per year cost. Employees had been paying $4,000 per year, per family. Schroeder said Anthem came in with the lowest insurance bid. For more about your community, visit

Teen earns Eagle Scout status By Heidi Fallon

“Scouting gave me the ability to try new things that I probably wouldn’t have done on my own.”

For the first summer in a very long time, Alexander Lewis isn’t packing for Boy Scout camp. Lewis, 18, instead is preparing for his Eagle Scout Court of Honor. The recent St. Xavier High School graduate is a member of Troop 909 at Our Lady of Victory. It was the parish that benefited from Lewis’ Eagle project. The Delhi Township teen built a new nativity scene shelter and raised funds to purchase new figures. Lewis said his efforts will make it easier to assemble the scene. “My goal was that the kids who help put the nativity scene up would be able to do it themselves instead of standing by and watching their parents do it,” Lewis said. Lewis said he aimed for Eagle status after becoming involved in scouting at an early age. His brother, Elias, earned scouting’s highest rank two years

Alexander Lewis Eagle Scout


Alexander Lewis holds the 39 merit badges he earned on his way to achieving Eagle Scout status with his Troop 909. His project was building a nativity scene for the Our Lady of Victory parish. ago, giving him added incentive. “I decided, since being in Boy Scouts for so long, that I wanted to strive to go all the way and I dedicated myself to getting to Eagle,” he said. Along the way, Lewis said he

never missed the summer camps and amassed 39 merit badges. “Scouting gave me the ability to try new things that I probably wouldn’t have done on my own,” he said. He picked up skills and made new friends, and said he’s enjoyed his time as a scout. Lewis leaves his troop behind as he sets off for Miami University this fall to major in math and education with the goal of becoming a high school math teacher. He is the son of Ron and Teresa Lewis. His honor court ceremonies were scheduled for July 14. For more about your community, visit

Delhi Township trustees agree police and fire levies are inevitable, but disagree on when to ask voters for more money. With an Aug. 10 deadline to make it on the November ballot, trustees took the first step toward potential levies by asking the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office for current property tax figures. “This does not encumber us to do anything, but will give us the figures we need to consider all our options,” Trustee Al Duebber said. Trustees are asking how much 1.5-, 1.75- and 2-mill levies would generate for each department. Township Administrator Gary Schroeder said a 1.5-mill for the fire department and a 2-mill levy for the police department would last an estimated five years, based on current figures. Five years is how long the township promised fire and police levies would last when voters approved the last two levies in 2005. Until the auditor’s certification, Schroeder said, township officials and the Financial Advisory Board are only estimating at possible levy requests and revenues. Schroeder did estimate that a 1.5-mill levy would cost the owner of a home with a $100,000 market value an additional $45 a year. The same homeowner would pay $53 more with a 1.75 levy and $60 more with a 2-mill levy, based on Schroeder’s calculations. While each of the department is solvent through this year, financial estimates are that the police department will face a deficit in 2013 and the fire department a deficit a year later. The debate at the trustees’ July 13 meeting was when to go on the ballot. “It’s not a question of if, but when,” said Trustee Jerry Luebbers. Luebbers disagrees with Duebber on the “when.” Luebbers said he wants to postpone levies until 2012 and make sure all possible budget cuts are made before going to voters. Duebber disagrees, saying he believes the township might be better served by going on this year’s ballot. Both did agree with Trustee Mike Davis that a community forum to allow residents to give their input and get information is critical before making any levy decision. No date was set for a forum . Marijane Klug, one of the seven members of the township’s Financial Advisory Board, told trustees she did not support that board’s recommendation for levies this year. She said the township “needs to do budget reductions in both departments” before going to residents.


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July 20, 2011

BRIEFLY Correction

A story in the July 13 issue on the Delhi Skirt Game, should have said Christopher Rainier was diagnosed at the age of 2 months. Rainier is one of this year’s Skirt Game recipients. Donations can be made to the Christian Rainier Foundation at any PNC Bank.

Bus bash


Keeping Pace

The Delhi Civic Association gave Greg and Lee Pace its Yard of the Week award for their Plover Drive yard. To nominate a yard, call the township at 922-3111. Winners receive gift certificates from local growers and plant from Floral Paradise Gardens.


5K Walk/Run and Raffle Saturday July 23rd, 2011 Veteran’s Park • 6231 Harrison Ave. • Cincinnati, OH

Join us for a day of celebrating the memory and love of Kristan Strutz, a Certified Nursing Assistant for several years at Hillebrand and beloved daughter, mother and friend that was murdered in August 2009. Proceeds will benefit Kristan’s 4 children: Aaron, Arielle, Allie and Abigail. Three of the children require extensive medical attention for Cystic Fibrosis, as well as other health needs.

To raise the awareness of the cost savings Delhi Township commuters can realize by riding Metro instead of driving, Metro is having a Money Grab contest with a grand prize worth up to $4,500 cash. Delhi Township’s park and ride at the Delhi Plaza and the township library branch are two sites picked to participate. The contest will be at the library, 5095 Foley Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. It will be at the plaza, 4990 Delhi Road, from 6-8 a.m. Thursday, July 28. Metro employees will be on hand to award prizes, share bus information and give everyone the chance to enter the contest. As a reminder of the $4,500 or more drivers can save, Metro has partnered with Cricket Wireless to give three contest winners a chance to grab the cash. Parking at the Delhi Plaza park and ride is free and the fare is $1.75 one-way, directly to or from downtown Cincinnati. A monthly pass provides unlimited rides for $120. A monthly pass provides unlimited rides for $70. No public or Metro funds are being used for the Money Grab.

Pool saving

The Walk/Run will begin at 10am Please join us for our annual Butterfly Release at 9:30am and Basket Raffles taking place from 9 - 11:30am

Pre-Register $15. Includes T-shirt, water and snacks Day of Event: 8:30-9:30am • $20 • Includes water, snacks and T-Shirt (if available) TO PRE-REGISTER Mail form (below) or contact Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 513-574-4550 • For volunteering, donations or gift baskets, contact Lindsey Frimming @513.967.1248 / Visit Kristan’s Walk on facebook for updates NAME: ____________________________________ WALKER: ____ RUNNER: ____ AGE (at date of race): _____ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________ CITY/STATE/ZIP: _______________________ PHONE NUMBER: ___________________ SEX (circle): M F EMAIL: __________________________________ SHIRT SIZE (circle one):










Make Checks Payable To: Strutz Girls Benefit Fund. MAIL TO: 4320 Bridgetown Rd. Cinti, OH 45211 WAIVER [must be signed]: In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I, for myself, my executors, administrators and assignees do release, discharge, and hold harmless ‘Kristan’s Walk’, Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, their representatives, officials, volunteers, members, and sponsors from any and all claims, damages, demands, or causes of action whatsoever in any manner directly or indirectly arising out of or related to my participation in said athletic event; I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained to participate in this event. By signing below, I give permission without compensation to Green Township, any any municipalities, as well as Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, to use my likeness in photographs for purposes of promoting ‘Kristan’s Walk’. I agree to abide by all the rules of participation, and acknowledge that the event committee may refuse or return any entry at its discreption. Participants Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: __________________ Parent’s Signature [for minor less than 18 years of age]: age]: ____________________________________________ Emergency Contact: ____________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________ CE-0000468530

Philipps Swim Club will have a Save the Pool party 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, July 30, at the pool, 5245 Glenway Ave. Members and nonmembers are welcome. Cost is $15 per person and $25 per couple. Adults 21 and older only. There will be music by the Sullivan Janszen Band, dancing, food, split-the-pot raffles, basket raffles and door prizes. No coolers are allowed, beer will be available for purchase with water and soft drinks provided. For more info, go to Presale tickets are available at a discount of one for $12 and two for $20.

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its subscription series from three weeks to four weeks for each show in the upcoming 2011-2012 season. This season’s shows will run for 16 performances each – except for the holiday special “White Christmas,” which is already slated for 18 performances to accommodate demand. “The 2010-2011 season ran at close to 90 percent capacity,” said Tim Perrino, Covedale’s artistic director. “There are nights where we could only offer new subscribers seats in the last two rows for next year’s series. We have to expand performances just to offer new season patrons the best seats.” Subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale. Subscriptions are $108 for the six-show series, and single show tickets are $20 for students and senior citizens and $23 for adults. The shows in the upcoming season are “Noises Off,” “I Love a Piano,” “White Christmas,” “Caine Mutiny Court Martial,” “Steel Magnolias” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 2416550 or at

Women’s fun day

Put on your sun dress and sunglasses and make plans to attend the “Mom & Me Fun in the Sun Party” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Seton High School. Mothers, daughters, granddaughters, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and friends are invited to be pampered at “glam” stations, walk in a fashion show, enjoy lunch, make snow cones, shop a sweets station, bid on silent auction items, enter raffles and win prizes by spinning the “Wheel of Wow.” The event is a fundraiser benefiting the programs and services at The Women’s Connection. Tickets are $10 for adults, which includes lunch and one raffle chance. Tickets for girls ages 12 and younger are $15, which includes lunch, one raffle chance and a special goody bag. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, contact Aimee Shinkle at 471-4673 extension 13, or ashinkle@ Reservation forms can also be found at

Library happenings

The Covedale Branch Library is inviting West Siders to two upcoming programs at the branch, 4980 Glenway Ave. At 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, the library will host a game of Baseball Jeopardy. Participants can test their knowledge of the Cincinnati Reds and baseball against

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members of the library staff and representatives from the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Hall of Fame. The event is for adults and teens, and prizes will be awarded. Then at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, adults are welcome to learn about the best places to hike near Cincinnati. Tammy York, author of “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Cincinnati,” will stop by the library to give a presentation on the best and least-known hiking destinations in the region. Her book will be available for purchase after the presentation.

Apply for scholarship

The Cincinnati Catholic Women are accepting applications for their $3,000 Continue with Confidence Scholarship to be awarded by Sept. 5. The deadline for application is Friday, Aug. 5. Active, practicing Catholic women, age 21 or older, who are beginning or continuing an undergraduate degree at any Greater Cincinnati area accredited college, university or vocational school, are eligible to apply. The recipients must be currently enrolled in classes or registered to start classes by September 2011. This scholarship is awarded based on financial need and parish or community volunteer service. For information or to receive an application packet, call Janet Buening at 513871-9294. Application documents may also be downloaded at

Mount hosts rally

The College of Mount St. Joseph will host an Adult Registration Rally for adults who have an incomplete application, or have been admitted and not enrolled in classes, or those who are thinking about taking classes in the fall semester from noon-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. Attendees will work with one of the adult admission counselors to transfer course work, complete the admission process and meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Resource Center. To set up an appointment call 513-244-4532.

Park appreciation days

The Hamilton County Park District would like to say thank you to Hamilton County residents for their continued visitation and support of the parks. Monday, Aug. 1, is the final “Free Firsts” appreciation day. During the appreciation day, county residents can enjoy free entry into a Hamilton County Park without a motor vehicle permit. The day will also include many free and discounted activities. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit



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July 20, 2011

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Oak Hills school district awarded $600,000 innovation grant The Oak Hills Local School District will use a $600,000 Race to the Top Innovation Grant to encourage higher level thinking skills and real-life global connections at Oak Hills High School. The district will join the Asia Society’s International Studies School Network (ISSN) Innovative Program with funding from the grant. The international studies school network is a national network of public schools that are achieving success in attaining their core mission: to develop college-ready, globally competent high school graduates. Oak Hills Superintendent Todd Yohey said the program has a strong alignment with Oak Hills High School’s mission, which

was a key factor in the district’s decision to apply. “The curriculum, professional development, framework and tools associated with ISSN represent a continuation of the journey and the profound work that our district and Oak Hills High School started two to three years ago,” Yohey said. “Our administrative and teacher leaders see this as a vehicle for deeply embedding skills, content and values associated with global competence in our curriculum.” He said membership in the network provides a means to expand, strengthen and improve the international studies program, as well as the three other programs of study offered at Oak Hills – STEM (Science,

Technology, Engineering and Math), integrated studies and creative and performing arts. This customized learning process was started in the 20102011 school year. The Academic Improvement Model for the high school is building around a support system designed to strengthen student skills in four areas of college readiness: • Contextual skills, and awareness or college knowledge: how to apply to colleges, the application process, financial understanding. • Key content: mastery of important content in English, science, math, social studies and fine arts. • Key cognitive strategies: critical thinking skills,

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analysis, evaluation, synthesis, problem solving skills. • Academic behaviors: writing and study skills, and time management. Opportunities are also available to students across all schools and academic disciplines in world languages and technology and e-learning access. Teachers across the district collaborate and participate in professional development in and out of the school day. The goal is to construct a pipeline of K-12 learning that leads to college and

career readiness for all students. “For our students to succeed they must be productive workers and informed citizens,” Yohey said. “Implementing this innovative program and joining

Asia Society’s ISSN will enable us to build a strong system of learning that results in all of our students graduating with the necessary knowledge, abilities and opportunities to thrive in a global society.”



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Delshire Elementary School teachers Cathy Stevens, left, and Anita Stojakovich, who have amassed a collective 39 years with the Oak Hills Local School District, were treated to a surprise parade in honor of their retirements this year. At the wheel is Superintendent Todd Yohey with Sonny Tudor, former Delshire principal and current human resources director for the district, in the passenger seat. Students, staff and family lined the Delhi Township streets as their one-car parade passed by.

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CHURCH FESTIVALS Email nformation to Our Lady of Lourdes; Glenway Avenue and Muddy Creek Road, Westwood. Lourdes Family Festival – 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, July 22; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, July 23; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, July 24.

Dinner specials Sunday; beer garden; alcohol with ID wristband. For info, call 922-0715. St. Aloysius on-the-Ohio; Portage Avenue and Whipple Street, Sayler Park – 6:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.

Chicken dinner Sunday, alcohol with ID wristband. Call 941-3445. St. Teresa of Avila; 1175 Overlook Ave. – 6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Chicken dinner Sunday, 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; beer with ID wristband. Call 921-9200.













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Family-run Delhi business helps by adopting class By Jason Hoffman

Just off Delhi Pike, a business is not only doing big things in the world of medical consulting, but is making a difference in the community. The Consult Inc. (TCI), is a family-run firm that handles medical billing in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as North Carolina and Michigan. Founded in 1988 by Michael O’Connor, TCI has grown from its original three employees to 115 today. Jeff Rinear, the sonin-law of O’Connor who died in 2000, is now the president of TCI.

But Rinear is not only concerned with the company’s business, he and his wife Kelley are also devoted to helping out the community as much as possible. Rinear has been running the summer basketball league at Our Lady of Lourdes parish for 11 years and is also involved with the Anderson Ferry Food Pantry as well as the Delshire Caring and Sharing program to help underprivileged children in the Delhi area. He has also rallied his company’s support for the Adopt-A-Class charity, which gives groups or companies the opportunity to adopt an entire grade of stu-





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dents from local schools that have mostly underprivileged students. TCI has adopted the third grade at Oyler Elementary School in Price Hill. “The program started out as something we did around the holidays, but we have been able to grow it into a year-long relationship between everyone at our company and the children at Oyler,” Rinear said. TCI was one of the founding companies in the Adopt-A-Class program eight years ago. Bill Burwinkle, founder and executive director of Adopt-A-Class, said that participation in the program is not only beneficial for the students, but also for companies like TCI. “Ninety percent of our 203 participating groups say that they have noticed an improvement in company morale,” Burwinkle said. Burwinkle also points out that every company that participates in the program would recommend it to other businesses. “The program is great for the kids to see that someone outside their usual world is showing interest in their lives,” Burwinkle said.

The statistics of the school outline the need for the program. “Sixty-five percent of the students live in single-parent households, 21 percent are transient students who change schools during the year and 26 percent of the students have special needs requirements in the classroom,” Burwinkle said. The benefit to the students, however, is the impressive statistic. “Teachers have said that 95 percent of the students improve their social skills, 90 percent improve in writing through the pen-pal program and 70 percent show an improvement in attendance,” Burwinkle said. “It gives the kids something to look forward to when they come to school.” Burwinkle said that the program has now grown to 20 local schools and four schools in Portland, Ore. TCI also collects money yearround through casual Fridays and other fundraising events for the annual Christmas party they throw for the Oyler students. Seventy-eight percent of TCI’s employees are from the Westside, something Rinear said makes him very proud.

Web cam documents work at Mercy You can follow progress on the construction of the new Mercy Hospital West in Monfort Heights without getting dirty visiting the construction site – you don’t even need to leave your home. A new web cam has been installed at the site of the new hospital on North Bend Road near I-74 in Green Township. The web address is: /mercywest/. After working to clear the site during the spring and coping with the heavy rainfall this year, construction of the site is under way and the new web cam is there to document the progress with views that are updated every 15 minutes. The web cam also allows the user to zoom in and adjust the view to different angles. “This is a great feature that allows everyone in the community to see how construction is progressing and how the new hospital will look as it begins coming out of the ground,” said Patrick Kowalski, chief operating officer for the Mercy West Market, who is overseeing the construction project.

A construction crane will be going up in the next few weeks as work on the foundation of the hospital begins in early August. When it’s complete in 2013, the 250-bed hospital will feature state-of-the-art design for advanced care and comfort, all private rooms, and expanded medical capabilities for the West Side – including a heart center with an open heart surgery program and a family birth center. As Mercy continues work on Mercy West, project leaders are working to ensure there is as little disruption to the surrounding neighborhoods as possible. While there will be noise associated with the work, as well as large equipment and building supplies moving to and from the site, Mercy is pledging to do as much as possible to keep all aspects of construction from interfering with residents and business owners throughout the area. Green Township and Mercy will also help improve traffic flow by expanding North Bend Road to four lanes from Boomer to Kleeman prior to the opening of the new hospital.


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Mother of Mercy High School

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


First honors: Victoria Agustin, Emily Beckmann, Madeliene Bell, Emily Budde, Erika Burwinkel, Patricia Cavanaugh, Sarah Chiappone, Lauren Cummings, Grace Cunningham, Alena Flick, Natalie Geraci, Lauren Grosheim, Emma Hatch, Rachel Hautman, Julia Heyl, Hannah Jackson, Carolyn Kesterman, Kaitlyn Klusman, Catherine Kneip, Lauren Leesman, Jessica Lienesch, Kimberly Lohbeck, Kaitlyn Luckey, Taylor Maas, Olivia Maltry, Katherine Minnelli, Courtney Reder, Megan Ridder, Abigail Rieger, Erin Rudemiller, Mary Rust, Teresa Rust, Kelly Schmitz, Hannah Siefert, Andrea Sizemore, Nina Squeri, Erica Stowe, Tara Vogelpohl, Savanah Wagner, Holly Willard and Abigail Wocher. Second honors: Stephanie Alderson, Macey Anderson, Rebecca Bradley, Dianna Bredestege, Lauren Briede, Grace Brock, Isabella Brunsman, Kimberly Collins, Haley Dannemiller, Katherine Eichhold, Nikki Ferneding, Jessica Flamm, Olivia Folzenlogen, Allyson Frame, Claire Garbsch, Emily Havens, Erin Helmers, Sara Heyd, Rachel Horn, Amanda Huening, Julia Kennedy, Hannah Kern, Carly Linnemann, Sydney Massengale, Samantha Mattlin, Morgan Merritt, Brenna Mueller, Nicole Newsom, Erin Pope, Kelly Quatman, Maria Rechtin, Olivia Schad, Erin Schapker, Theresa Schill, Rebecca Schmitz, Jamie Seger, Madalyn Sheridan, Hannah Smith, Kathryn Spurlock, Danielle Stahl, Meggie Strawser, Mikayla Tepe, Abigail Thompson, Stephanie Tumlin, Megan VanSant, Emily Wagner, Emily Wagner and Victoria Weckenbrock.


First honors: Sarah Bailey, Haley Baker, Rachel Barkalow, Kristen Bauer, Ellen Bley, Laura Burkart, Stephanie Cline, Kerri Davis, Hannah DeZarn, Amy Dirksing, Gabriela Discepoli, Hannah Donnellon, Jane Eby, Maria Finnell, Sara Freking, Erin Glankler, Emily Hartmann, Rachael Hester, Molly James, Rebecca Kaiser, Kelsey Kleiman, Katherine Ledermeier, Anna Lynd, Caroline Meyer, Jessica Michael, Nazret Michael, Megan Mitchell, Rosa Molleran, Laura Raphael, Kimberly Reynolds, Leonie Riebesam, Katherine Ruwe, Christina Schmidt, Nicole Stephan, Jordan Stevens, Kelsey Stevens, Maggie Walsh, Kelsey Watts, Kristen Weber, Kelley Wiegman and Jenna Zappasodi. Second honors: Stephanie Alderson, Macey Anderson, Rebecca Bradley, Dianna Bredestege, Lauren Briede, Grace Brock, Isabella Brunsman, Kimberly Collins, Haley Dannemiller, Katherine Eichhold, Nikki Ferneding, Jessica Flamm, Olivia Folzenlogen, Allyson Frame, Claire Garbsch, Emily Havens, Erin Helmers, Sara Heyd, Rachel Horn, Amanda Huening, Julia Kennedy, Hannah Kern, Carly Linnemann, Sydney Massengale, Samantha Mattlin, Morgan Merritt, Brenna Mueller, Nicole Newsom, Erin Pope, Kelly Quatman, Maria Rechtin, Olivia Schad, Erin Schapker, Theresa Schill, Rebecca Schmitz, Jamie Seger, Madalyn

Sheridan, Hannah Smith, Kathryn Spurlock, Danielle Stahl, Meggie Strawser, Mikayla Tepe, Abigail Thompson, Stephanie Tumlin, Megan VanSant, Emily Wagner, Emily Wagner and Victoria Weckenbrock.


First honors: Corrine Bachman, Jennifer Boehm, Anna Bross, Melissa Burns, Abigail Bussard, Lauren Dehne, Emily Diersing, Lindsey Dinkelacker, Kelsie Dirksing, Anna Eggleston, Amy Feie, Morgan Fuller, Angela Funk, Rachel Glankler, Kayla Grosheim, Cayli Harrison, Alexandra Harter, Rebecca Heidemann, Grace Jung, Lauren Kayse, Erin Kissinger, Jennifer Langen, Allison Loechtenfeldt, Elizabeth Maffey, Brianna McCrea, Colleen McHenry, Erin McNamara, Elizabeth Miller, Abigail Rebholz, Holly Reckers, Morgan Redrow, Carly Ruwan, Morgan Schoener, Catherine Schultz, Sarah Schwab, Lauren Seibert, Ashley Stacey, Hannah Stowe, Megan Tritschler, Madeline Tucker and Amber Volmer. Second honors: Jami Aufderbeck, Mackenzie Briggs, Emma Bunke, Camille Burt, Courtney Campbell, Kiarah Chrisman, Sarah Cole, Bernadette DiStasi, Jennifer Drout, Clara Frey, Eva Gilker, Elizabeth Grayson, Emma Hauer, Kelly Hetzer, Katelyn Hoffbauer, Jessica Kerley, Stephanie Kerley, Olivia Luken, Victoria Muccillo, Amanda Myers, Erin Newell, Kelsey Niehauser, Monica Phipps, Meghan Pope, Marissa Prinzbach, Christina Raines, Abby Rechel, Lauren Rhein, Meagan Riesenbeck, Livia Sabato, Marissa Sander, Abigail Seitz, Marissa Sharbell, Halle Specht, Brooke Stock, Emily Storm, Lindsey Weesner, Alexandra Wilkens and McKenzie Wills.


Elder honors

Elder High School recently recognized the 42 newest members of its honors program. As honors program students, they will take the most challenging courses offered at Elder. In addition, they will be involved in service and leadership development components within their program of study to prepare them to excel as future leaders. Class of 2015 honors program students are Logan Chowning, Hunter Meltebrink, Noah Poland, Sam Tepe, Brett Tierney and Conner Wilburn, Our Lady of Lourdes; Tommy Becker, Greg Cappel, David Eubanks, Harry Laiveling, Ben Luebbe, David Meyer, Noah Peterson and Michael Trotta, Our Lady of Victory; Ben Lee, Collin Schwiers, Ryan Schwiers and Max Wienkamp, Our Lady of the Visitation; Spence Niehaus, Rapid Run Middle School; Frank Ellert, Ben James and Brady Kraemer, St. Antoninus; Nick Conda, St. Catharine of Siena; Jake Humphrey, Jordan Jacob, Evan Mallory, Brad Murphy and Chris Ochs, St. Dominic; Jack Smith and Zack Sullivan, St. Ignatius Loyola; Nick Duke, Nicholas Gibbs, Max Hammersmith, Craig Mullen and Joshua Rhoads, St. Jude; Eric Huff and Ben Merk, St. Martin of Tours; Riley James and Michael O’Brien, St. Teresa of Avila; Chris Deters, Luke Jett and Matt Olthaus, St. William.


First honors: Rachel Baker, Nikole Barkalow, Alexa Benjamin, Kaitlin Bigner, Elizabeth Bley, Melanie Bosse, Mary Burger, Allison Cremering, Megan Dechering, Mary Deitsch, Hannah Dorsey, Katherine Dowling, Cassondra Dreiling, Elizabeth Duccilli, Catherine Dugan, Melissa Farmer, Sara Fieger, Mariele Fluegeman, Traci Garcia, Allison Hart, Jenna Hartmann, Katelyn Hautman, Jennifer Herzog, Mara Huber, Megan Humphrey, Brittany Janszen, Megan Jones, Emily Matacia, Catherine Minning, Katherine Moster, Sara Oberjohann, Terese Ostendorf, Magdalena Poplis, Melissa Rapien, Elizabeth Ruwe, Kimberly Schloemer, Alexis Schmitz, Allison Schneider, Mandolin Schreck, Jessica Seger, Heather Smith, Ashley St. John, Sarah Strawser, Taylor Sturwold, Morgan Wagner, Megan Wanstrath, Nicole Williams and Zoe Zeszut. Second honors: Gabrielle Angner, Madeline Armstrong, Ellen Bastin, Kelly Biggs, Sydney Burke, Kari Davis, Kelly Dole, Emily Farmer, Elizabeth Harig, Jordan Hayhow, Madeline Heile, Colleen Henshaw, Jessica Jamison, Emma Jones, Lindsey Keck, Mariah Koopman, Kassandra Kurzhals, Erika Leonard, Krista Lorenz, Sarah Lukas, Madeline Meinhardt, Jacklyn Meyer, Kaitlyn Miller, Annamarie Mosier, Sarah Mosteller, Cara O'Connor, Michelle Peterman, Mary Petrocelli, Kelly Pieper, Kara Redder, Alyson Ruch, Maria Sallee-Thomas, Kelsey Schaible, Casey Schrenker, Samantha Seiler, Kayla Singleton, Leah Smith, Amanda Stephens, Sarah Tebelman, Ashley Tomlinson, Samantha Turner, Samantha Walter and Chelsea Wendling.

HONOR ROLLS Ursuline Academy

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



First honors: Allison Budde, Laurel Cappel, Sarah Clark and Madeline Kiehl. Second honors: Mary Byrne and Megan Huber.


Honors: Heather Knorr.

St. Ursula Academy

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

First honors: Katherine Berding, Anne Dixon, Emily Engelhardt, Elizabeth Kehling, Sarah Kelley, Elizabeth Kelly, Grace Liesch, Maria Moore and Julia Springer. Second honors: Elise Earley, Lucy Gaynor, Donai Long, Priya Mullen and Alison Younts.


First honors: Lauren Ashley, Kathleen Byrne, Megan Devoto, Mary Hofmann and Samantha Ramstetter. Second honors: Abigail Bettner, Maria Diersing, Stephanie Franer, Alli Lamping, Maria Napolitano, Chloe Pfander and Alex Wuest.


First honors: Ashley Bosse, Ellen Franke, Giovanna Kimberly, Elizabeth Millea, Lindsey Mueller, Colleen Reilly, Leslie Stegeman, Rachel Von Luehrte and Olivia Weyler. Second honors: Haley Hart, Megan Lyons and Alexandria.

HONOR ROLLS Western Hills University High School

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


A Honors: Shyaira Blythe. A Average: Takeisha Hergins, Tajha Laflore, Josalynn Smith, Ieisha Thomas, Cornile Watkins, Joshua Watkins, Qi Weng and J’onae Wright. B Average: Adrienna Avery-Earnest, Samantha Bladt, Johnny Cummings, Pastelle Curtis, Brett Dreigon, Desirai Dumas, Cierra Gordon, Arnell Gray, Diamond Hamm, Ahmad Harvey, Kyia Hill, Diontay Means, Claressa Miles, Ar’Mani Smith and Jeremiah Westbrook.


A Honors: Sara Melford. A Average: Jaelyn Barfield, DeNesha Bell, Caleb Booker, RayQel Bradley, Earl Danzy, Danielle Huffaker, Belinda Kemetse, Hannah Kestermann, Tamra LaBron, Dametra Vance and Paulisha Wilson. B Average: Demonta Brock, Carrissa Clay, Alexis Craig, Zipporah Fant, Jamaika Floyd, Brendon Froehle, Lajai Johnson, Asiana Knox-Allen, Willie Love, Shylah mason, Onadeja Matthews, Jacob Mills, Christiana Mitchell, Ashley Morrow, Tayler Mosley-Kelly,

Siara Myrick, Kina Parker, Rkasia Ramsey, Kayla Scott, Adrienne Smith, Jaquan Stanley, Marquez Wakefield, Chanikka Welch and Desire Wrentz.


A Average: Kasondra Belew, Charnee Betts, Tywuan Black, DaVaughn Blue, Ciera Calhoun, Kimirah Crumby, Mandie Franklin, Nia Goode-Mayo, Santanna Huff, Ivory Johnson, Mokpokpor Kemetse, Lanique Lackey, Diamond Maultsby, Brandi Nastold, Elecia Newton, Candy Watkins and Dominque Wilkins. B Average: John Adams, Jacolebi Alston, Markeith Burns, Camille Christophel, Kazia Goode, Pressy Hassan, Ty’Shea Higgins, Aniahas Mack and Breahna Satterfield.


A Honors: Dawniehsa Pruitt. A Average: Tsion Alamirew, Raven Barber, Ronald Browning, Aundreus Cephas, India Donaldson, Omari Dubose, Adina Inman, De’Asa Jackson, Amber James, Brianna Lockridge, Tyrie Lovette, Joshua Lyles, Kim Nguyen, Megan Robertson, Kelsey Simonds, Jacynthia Steele, Candis White and Aaron Young. B Average: Danielle Ballard, Joshua Chancellor, Queen Foster, Tiquanna Hill, Marcus Hollingsworth, Amy Leen, Nicholas Livingston, Monica Slavinski, Mary Williams and Jimaisha Yett.

Best choir

St. Ursula Academy’s vocal ensemble won the Overall Choral Award at the Music Showcase Festival: Cedar Point Competition. SUAVE also won first place in the high school show choir division with a superior rating and the Outstanding Section Trophy for Outstanding Group in its Entirety. Pictured from front left are Stephanie Franer of Delhi Township, Amanda Naciff-Campos of Colerain Township, Jordan Maier of Glendale and accompanist Madi Todd of Hyde Park; second row, SUAVE director Kathy Backherms, Caroline Mueller of Green Township, Madi Habel of Hyde Park, Hannah Zink of Hyde Park, Maria Thaman of West Chester, Katie Berding of Delhi Township, Katerina Settle of Hyde Park, Lindsey Mueller of Green Township and accompanist Jill Jacobs of Union Township.


John Kroner, a 2010 graduate of Indiana University, has been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the United States. Election to Phi Beta Kappa is based solely on academic achievement and is limited to students majoring in liberal arts and sciences. Nationwide, only about 1 percent of all college seniors are invited to join Phi Beta Kappa each year.

Saluting partners

The Oak Hills Business Advisory Council saluted the district’s business partners with a breakfast May 12. Dan Beckenhaupt, principal at Delhi Middle School, and Jeannie Schoonover, vice president of the Oak Hills Board of Education attened. The partners were recognized with gifts created by student artists



James Tucker was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Urbana University. • Sara Grogan, Ellen Groneman and Kristin Hamrick were named to the spring semester dean's list at Bellarmine University.

• The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Kentucky: Marie Bazeley, Danielle Custer, Molly Hinkel, Paige Klawitter and Kayla Lutz.


Camille Knox and Janice Miller have earned degrees through the collaboration between Cincinnati State Technical & Community College and Wilmington College. Knox received a bachelor of arts in business administration, while Miller earned a BA in business administration and accounting. • Chinh Nguyen has graduated from the Northeast Ohio Medical University with a doctorate in pharmacy. Nguyen is a graduate of Elder High School

and the University.

• Casey Stouffer has earned a master of science in educational administration from the University of Scranton. • Elliott Spence has graduated from Delaware Valley College. • Kaitlin Langenbrunner has graduated from the University of Findlay with a bachelor of science in equestrian studies and equine business management. • Darrell Cooper has earned an associate of science degree in nursing from Excelsior College. • Isabel Carrero has graduated from Marian University, earning a degree in psychology with a minor in pastoral leadership.


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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or email volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-andolder to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture vol-

unteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Call 513-853-4941 or email Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Town-

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ship. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301.

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


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or special events. A one-day training program is provided to accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.


American Baseball Tryout

Sunday, July 31st Sunday, August 7th from 1:00 - 4:00 at Delhi Park Field #6. Cost/player for 2011: $100 + fundraiser efforts

If you have any questions please contact

Jeff Watson at 460-2836.

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Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 8651164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513 831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 5581292 or


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Animals/ Nature

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Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or email No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No

experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 513-542-9454, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or email Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit or email


ITNGreaterCincinnati – Seeking volunteer drivers to provide dignified transportation to seniors and visually impaired adults 2 hours per week. Volunteer drivers may be reimbursed in cash for occupied miles and earn Transportation Social Security(tm) credits for their unoccupied miles. ITNGC is part of the Deaconess Foundation Full Life initiative, which strives to find healthcare solutions for seniors and their caregivers. For additional information call Nancy Schuster at 513559-2200 or email at Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call Craig Smith at 891-8343. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours available. Call at 487-4217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Christine Sevindik, coordinator of volunteer services at 7286261 or for volunteer opportunities. Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009.


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Summer success has Elder golf optimistic By Ben Walpole

If this summer is any indication, autumn will be kind to the Elder High School golf team. Several Panthers, led by seniors Daniel Schwarz and Tyler Smith, are building quite the resume of summer golf achievements. “I’ve never had so many golfers playing at such a high level at the same time,” said Elder head golf coach Mike Trimpe, who has been with the program for more than 20 years. “I’ve had one here, one there, but I’ve never had so many at the same time.” Schwarz won the Ohio Junior Championship Tournament June 30 in Ravenna, Ohio. He also finished second in the U.S. Junior Amateur Tournament qualifier in Columbus, earning a berth in the national tournament, scheduled for July 18-21 in Seattle. “The way I’m playing right now, my best is good enough to play with anyone,” Schwarz said. “Nothing but confidence right now. And if I do have a bad hole, I know I can make birdies. I know birdies are out there for me.” Schwarz also serves as the Elder baseball team’s catcher and leadoff hitter, so he hasn’t always

BRIEFLY New coach

Derrick Jackson was recently named the new Thomas More College head men’s and women’s cross country coach. Jackson comes from Oak Hills High School, where he was the assistant cross country coach for three seasons. “We are extremely delighted that Coach Jackson has accepted the head cross country coaching position,” Thomas More College Athletic Director Terry Connor said. “We believe that he will build the cross country program into one of the best in the conference and region academically and athletically.” Said Jackson, “I’m excited about the opportunity to coach at the collegiate level and look forward to bringing in some of the top studentathletes from the tristate to make Thomas More’s cross country program one of the top in the region.” Jackson ran cross country and track and field at Wilmington College where he was named All-Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) and All-Great Lakes Region. He also served in the Ohio Army National Guard from 2000-2007, where he was deployed to Iraq twice and earned numerous military awards.

Birkofer goes to Morehead

Jeff Birkofer, a 2009 graduate of Oak Hills High School, graduated with honors from Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tenn., where he played baseball with the Chargers. This fall, Jeff will continue his education and baseball career at Division I Morehead State University, in Morehead, Ky. Jeff is playing summer baseball in the Arizona Collegiate Wood bat league with the Sidewinders. The team has a record of 17-4. Jeff is batting .333 with five doubles, one triple and eight RBI. He is the son of Angie and Jeff Birkofer.


Elder High School’s Tyler Smith drains a putt.

been able to devote all of his summers to golf. “This is the first time I’ve been able to come out of the gates and find my swing, find my game,” Schwarz said. “This is definitely the best I’ve played in my life. It’s a lot of fun. So I’m just trying to enjoy it.” Smith, meanwhile, won a Greater Cincinnati Golf Associa-

tion junior tour event this summer in Fairfield by shooting a careerbest 66. He also won the Ohio Golf Course Owners Association Junior tournament in Lexington, Ohio, meaning he will lead a team of 10 Ohio golfers in August against a team of 10 Pennsylvania golfers in a Ryder Cup competition. “I’ve been putting really well,” Smith said. “My short game’s really on.” Elder has struggled to beat St. Xavier and Moeller in the Greater Catholic League recently, prompting Trimpe’s mantra: “We’re third in the GCL until proven otherwise.” But there’s no doubt the summer has bred optimism. “It’s extremely important because the bigger tournaments that they’re playing in, the more pressure-packed tournaments they’re playing in, the better they can handle pressure when they play for the school in the fall,” Trimpe said. “They’re traveling all around the country. When they get to a high-school match, it’s not gonna feel like pressure at all.” It’s not just Schwarz and Smith either. The team likely will feature eight seniors this fall, and that’s not even mentioning Elder’s only returning state qualifier, junior


Elder High School’s Daniel Schwarz holds the trophy after winning the Ohio Junior Championship Tournament this summer in Ravenna, Ohio. Brennen Walsh. Walsh, Smith and Schwarz joined teammates Cory Dulle and Scott Alder played in the AJGA Tournament in Ashland, Ky., this summer. Walsh and Josh Rinear each qualified for match play in the Men’s Metropolitan tourney. Connor Moulden, who recently transferred back to Elder after a year in Florida, won a GCGA event in Western Hills in early July. The competition within the team itself could often be hotter than the battles against the opposition – “Thank God they’re

friends,” said Trimpe, only halfjoking. “This group of seniors has grown up together and pushed each other for years and years. They’re just phenomenal, some of the stuff they’ve been doing,” Trimpe said. “I’m not surprised by these guys. They’re very dedicated to the game.” Elder’s season begins Aug. 11 with a run of three tournaments in five days. For more coverage, visit

Villing named Seton’s new softball coach Seton High School announced that Jay Villing will serve as the varsity softball coach beginning in the 2011-2012 school year. “I think we will accomplish a lot this year,” Villing said. “I want to see us come together as a team, play with enthusiasm and confidence, and enjoy the experience of being a varsity softball player.” Villing served as an assistant varsity softball coach for two years at Seton and has served as head junior varsity coach for four years.

“I am excited to watch this program develop under Jay’s leadership,” Athletic Villing Director Janie Shaffer said. “He has great vision for the future of Seton softball and I’m thrilled that he will be taking over the program.” Villing is a social studies teacher at Seton High School and looks forward to beginning his 11th year of teaching Seton Saints.

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The Westside Rebels 14U baseball team is conducting tryouts for the 2012 season from 3-6 p.m., Sundays, Aug. 14 and 21, at Delhi Park Field No. 1. Registration will be from 2:30-3 p.m. prior to each tryout. Eligible players cannot turn 15 prior to April 30, 2012. Current SWOL players should not contact Head Coach Lou Martini until after Aug. 1 as per league rules. For questions or information, contact Martini at 646-3185, After Aug. 1. • The Cincinnati Weststars are having open tryouts for 10U baseball for the 2010 season from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, July 23 and 30 and Sundays, July 24 and 31. All tryouts will be held at Delhi Park Field No. 5. Contact Ken at 582-0381 for more information. • The JB Yeager 11U baseball team is conducting tryouts for the upcoming 2011 season on the following dates: • From noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, July 24 • From 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 27. All tryouts will be on Delhi field No. 4. • The Delhi Eagles baseball team is having tryouts for the 2011 11U team. Tryouts are from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, July 23; and 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, at Delhi Park Field No. 4. Players cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2012.

Contact Andy with questions at 659-9466, or


A second in softball

The Delhi girls U8 softball team celebrates finishing second in the league. On July 29, the team won the end of the season Division tourney at Olympian Park in Colerain. In front, from left, are Kaylea Roark, Lexi Hutto, Kara Baker, Carlie White, Brooke Watkins and Allison Barnell. In second row, from left, are Lindsay Krauser, Bri Schneider, Madyson Flower, Angelins Costa, Abby Mitchell, Samantha Felts and Anna Thomas. In back, from left, are Ryan Mitchell, Shawn Clark, Mike Baker, Bill Roark and Ron Watkins.

Swim lessons

Mercy HealthPlex will offer group swim lessons for all ages starting July 23 through Aug. 28. Private and semi-private lessons are also available by appointment. For registration, call Annie Macke at 389-5498 or email

Sea Cubs

The Sea Cubs provide the transition from swim lessons to swim team. The focus will be on the four competitive strokes, starts, turns, conditioning and safe diving technique. With a small swimmer to coach ratio this is the perfect way to prepare for swim team or just stay conditioned. For registration, call Annie Macke at 389-5498 or email

Adult soccer leagues

Adult co-ed soccer leagues will be offered at the Miami Whitewater Forest Soccer Complex in Miamitown. Games will be played on Saturday mornings and early afternoons. Cost for the fall league is $425 for the 11v11 division and includes the referee fees for the seven game season. Fall leagues will begin Aug. 27. Game and practice fields are also available for lease at Sharon Woods, Francis RecreAcres and at the Miami Whitewater Forest Soccer Complex. Register at or by printing the registration form off the website and mailing it with payment to: Hamilton County Park District Athletic Department, 2700 Buell Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251.


Angels take flight

The Cincinnati Angels 14U AAU team, coached by Chris Arington of Prasco, are 19-1 this season, and won their third straight tournament over Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Junior Nationals Memorial Challenge at University of Toledo. Their two previous tournament championship wins were at the Butler County Super Regional tournament in Mason, and the University of Illinois USJN tournament.The Angels’ next tournament is the USJN 10th Annual Hershey National Showcase in Hershey, Penn. The USJN/Nike National Championships in Washington, D.C., July 25-28, and USJN 4th Annual Summer Final in Philadelphia, Penn., July 30-31 round out the rest of the Angels 14U summer tournament schedule. The Cincinnati Angels have teams in several age divisions, including: 12U, 14U and 16U. For details about the teams, including their schedules, go to Team members and their current high schools are, from left, Shayna Simmons (Milford), Kasey Uetrecht (Clinton-Massie), Olivia Philpot (Middletown Madison), Jessica Arington (Indian Hill), Megan Eyre (Fayetteville), Jordan Lamb (Mt. Notre Dame), Alex Carson (Peebles), Emily Budde (Mercy), Ana Richter (Talawanda), Jenna Gunn (Mason), Sydney Brackemyre (Clinton-Massie).



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Last week’s question:

Which TV commercial really annoys you? Why? “Right now the commercial that erks me is the anti-Sherrod Brown rag. Please, Karl Rove, keep your silly politics and big, big money out of Ohio and let our elected senator legislate without dealing with unsubstantiated statements that are inciteful.” M.M. “The one where the father is changing his son’s diaper and the little boy is spraying all over the room like a fire hose. It was cute the first year it ran … but move on. It was only worth a few chuckles and I can’t even remember the name of the diaper brand.” C.A.S. “Which commercials don’t annoy me? Actually, to be fair, a few are entertaining. A campaign that isn’t is the one for deodorant in which the gold-digging, badacting blond woman gets advice from a doctor on how to stop sweating. The ‘doctor’ goes on to violate several rules of ethics by dating her.” M.S. “Kit Kat when they snap!! the candy bar repeatedly.” N.P. “Any of them where kids are being brats. For example, in one commercial the neighborhood kids come into the kitchen and start going through the cabinets



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Next question If a constitutional amendment is placed on the November ballot to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio, would you vote for it or against it? Why? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. looking for snacks. The mom comes in, says nothing and proceeds to fix snacks for them (I think Hot Pockets). What kind of message does that example send?” B.N. “I guess the one for Furniture City, The little Guy and Anthony playing cops and robbers or the little guy jumping on the couch. Neither one of them would ever make me buy furniture.” L.S. “The commercial that really annoys me is the one for cranberry juice where the two ugly guys are stomping on the cranberries. I change the channel whenever I see that commercial. Sure doesn’t make the product more appetizing seeing the commercial!” K.K. “The commercial for American Freight furniture is HUGELY annoying. It is unnecessarily loud and offensive in its pitch for really cheap furniture.” T.M.

Debt debate opportunity to act decisively to 18 percent of Much of the news you’ve GDP, instead of probably heard coming out of the 25 percent Washington these days has to do level it is now. with the approaching debt ceiling And third, limit, which we’ve been told will both houses of be reached in less than a month. Congress must President Obama a few pass a balanced months back was urging Conbudget amendgress to pass a so-called “clean” Steve Chabot ment to the Conincrease in the debt limit, which before meant no cuts in spending at all. Community stitution the vote on the When this came up for a vote Press guest debt limit occurs. in the House, 97 Democrats columnist And the voted for it, while all Republicans amendment I and 82 Democrats voted against it. Therefore, the “clean” debt favor would require a two-thirds limit increase failed overwhelm- vote of both houses to raise taxes in the future, and a three-fifths ingly, 97 to 318. The Obama administration is vote in both houses to raise the now trying to stampede Congress debt limit. And finally, the amendment into raising taxes as part of a debt would require the ceiling increase. president to submit Raising taxes in my view is Cut. Cap. And balance. a balanced budget to Congress each year. always a bad This is a proposal put Let me conclude idea, particularly forward by a group of by emphasizing that at a time when the Obama administhe economy is fiscally conservative tration and the Conweak and unemmembers of Congress, gress must not let ployment is high. including myself, to the United States The additional burden on the resolve the debt ceiling default on its debts. But neither can economy from impasse. we afford to allow raising taxes the out-of-control would likely result spending in Washin an even more sluggish recovery than the one ington to continue. The current debate is an we’ve experienced so far. That’s opportunity for our nation’s leadnot the answer. So what is? Cut. Cap. And balance. This is ers to act decisively on both a proposal put forward by a group issues, and thus save us from fisof fiscally conservative members cal ruin. of Congress, including myself, to Republican Steve Chabot represents resolve the debt ceiling impasse. the 1st District in the U. S. House Cut, cap, and balance. First, it or Representatives. Locally he can would require spending reducbe reached: write 441 Vine Street, tions that would cut the deficit in Suite 3003, Cincinnati, OH 45202, half next year. or call 513-684-2723. Fax: Second, spending would be 513-421-8722. For email, go to capped to return federal spending





LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A special thank you

When you have lost a loved one, you understand the typical past milestones and holidays that bring back smiles and memories of that person. When that loved one is a child, you will eventually face the events that will not happen. This letter is my thank you to the graduating class of St. Dominic who helped us to face one of those events. You see, Jacob would have been among that graduating class of 2011. Not only did the families invite us to join them for all of the ceremonies, but they did so with dignity, poise and respect for my daughters and I.

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Delhi Press and The Price Hill Press. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for So, a special thank you goes out to the parents, teachers and especially the St. Dominic Class of 2011 for the beautiful remembrance and allowing us to continue on, through a difficult time. Good luck to each and every one

length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: westnews@community Fax: 853-6220 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Delhi Press and The Price Hill Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. of you in your future endeavors and may your faith based education help you understand what you have accomplished and what you have to offer others. Scott, Katie and Lindsey Wittich Delhi Township

State wrong to allow drilling On the west side of Cincinnati, we enjoy pockets of preserved green space, plenty of hillside greenery and beautiful parks which all improve our quality of life and provide for a healthy community. The state of Ohio has acres of state parks and nature preserves that serve the same purpose at the macro level. As you may be aware, there was a recent vote of the General Assembly to support House Bill 133, the bill that will allow for drilling in state parks. I believe this vote was ill advised, short sighted and will destroy public lands for the benefit of a couple of multi-million dollar oil companies. In the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt inspired the nation with his love of the outdoors and creation of a new national park system. Ohioans jumped on the bandwagon with their own conservation movement, passing laws, creating agencies and buying land to protect forests, fish and game. The Division of Parks was created as a division of ODNR in 1949 with the statutory obligation to create, supervise, operate and maintain a system of state parks and to promote their use by the public. In 1968, then-Gov. Jim Rhodes

advocated for, and helped pass, a bond issue in the amount of $779 million for public priorities including transportation projects, vocational Denise schools and Driehaus public parks. votCommunity ersIn 1993 passed Press guest another bond columnist issue to further develop our park system and modernize facilities. The citizens of Ohio have consistently supported a strong and vibrant park system. As evidence of our commitment to state parks, in November 1997, the Ohio State Parks system was recognized as the nation’s finest – winning of the first ever National Gold Medal Award for state parks recreation excellence. Our predecessors had the foresight to set aside and invest in lands for public park use. Investments were made then, and have been made since, to ensure that the public park system in Ohio would thrive into the future. These individuals understood the value of parks, both from an environmental and an economic stand

point. Superior parks improve the quality of life in Ohio and in turn help drive economic growth. The parks belong to the people of Ohio. The members of the General Assembly are simply the stewards of these state assets. It is our charge, during our service as state representatives, to preserve and care for the state’s assets on behalf of the citizens of the state. We owe it to the future generations of Ohioans to be responsible public stewards. We should work to preserve public parks instead of adulterating them for private profit. You are all welcome to attend a town hall I am hosting at the Esquire Theatre, Thursday, July 21st at 7:30 p.m. We will be viewing “Gasland,” a movie that depicts the impacts of drilling and a new process that is due to increase in Ohio called hydrofracking. The event is free and open to the public. Democrat Denise Driehuas is the state representative of the 31st House District. She can be reached at 77 S. High St., 13th Floor, Columbus, OH., 43215-6111 or call 614-466-5786; fax 614-719-3585; email: The 31st District includes Westwood, Price Hill, Sayler Park, Cheviot, Addyston, Cleves and North Bend.

Tips for coping with deployment Deployment of a parent can be very difficult for military families to handle, and can be especially stressful for the children. Here are some tips to help kids cope when a family member goes to combat. When you learn that a family member will be deployed, plan ahead. It makes it easier when you know what to expect and have strategies for dealing with all the changes and possible stresses on both the children and the spouse left behind. The first thing to do is to try to keep things at home as stable as possible. Keep bedtime and mealtime routines the same. Be honest with kids about what is happening without making unrealistic promises. Limit exposure to TV news and headlines. It helps to maintain a bond with the deployed parent, either through emails, letters or Skype. Be creative. Before departure, the deployed parent can record a book for the kids to listen to, or write notes to be opened on special days or holidays. Counting down days on a calendar can be reassuring. Encourage kids to make scrapbooks or videos for the parent who’s away so they will not miss out on birthdays and other

special events. Give kids permission to focus on school, sports and their friends. Some kids feel guilty if they are having fun while a parent is gone. Teresa Esterle Reassure them Community that the absent would Press guest parent want them to columnist take care of themselves. The parent left behind also needs to stay emotionally healthy, and should allow friends and relatives to help them through difficult times. Sometimes it helps to make connections with other military families who are “in the same boat.” Allow children to express their feelings. Realize that kids might not all react the same way to stress, and it’s important to let them deal with the issues in their own way. It is normal for children to have strong emotions around such an event, which may range from pride to sadness to anger. Help them express themselves by writing letters, drawing pictures, or keeping a journal. Studies have shown that chil-

dren of deployed soldiers have higher rates of depression and hospitalization for mental illness. Keep a watchful eye for signs that your child needs professional counseling. Indications that kids may be suffering include chronic headaches, stomachaches, fatigue, and falling grades. Kids may also become obsessed about war or terrorism. Ask your doctor or school counselor to help with a mental health referral. Be prepared that homecoming can be just as stressful as going away. Sometimes the parent who comes home is emotionally wounded. Often the family has also changed a lot while they’ve been gone. Try not to have high expectations and realize that times may be tough for a bit as people readjust to each other. There are lots of good resources to help military families, including the National Military Family Association ( and the National Resource Directory (www. Teresa Esterle, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician at West Side Pediatrics in western Cincinnati. Esterle is also a member of the medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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Amy Ernst arranges platters of her homemade cookies and other gooey treats as a participant in the July 9 Taste of Rock and Roll at the Delhi Township Park.

Club offers up menu of food, music and fun By Heidi Fallon

Despite the heat, folks enjoyed an evening of food and music at the Delhi Civic Association’s Taste of Rock and Blues July 9. The Pole Cats and Birdfinder performed on stage while several Delhi Township businesses provided the food ranging from chocolate treats to chili. “This is our third Taste of Rock and Blues and it’s a

way we bring the community together,” said Lisa Witterstaetter, association president. “We don’t benefit from this or the other concerts we have during the summer. It’s just our gift to the residents of the township.” Even with blistering temperatures, Witterstaetter said the weather was better than the first year for the taste. “It rained and was quite a challenge,” she said.

Ed Conrad takes a break from his duties with Delhi Township Citizen Emergency Response Team booth to watch Lillian Walke, 8, Westwood, sample a menu item from Skyline Chili at the Taste of Rock and Blues.

Next up for the association is the Aug. 2 concert in conjunction with National Night Out. It, too, will be at the Delhi Township Park starting at 6:30 p.m. and features Howl-n-Maxx. Township police and fire departments will be on hand with equipment, demonstrations and information. For more about your community, visit www.

A. J. Reed, 5, Delhi Township, didn’t mind getting messy while he savors a chocolate cheesecake on a stick, which was one of the menu items at the Taste of Rock and Blues sponsored by the Delhi Civic Association July 9.

Aimee McBride, left, stirs up a batch of hot caramel while Meredith Rudemiller waits to add the sprinkles to what while eventually become a candy apple at their Chocolate Moose Sweet Shop at the Taste of Rock and Blues at Delhi Township Park July 9.

Fred Erdmann opens wide for a loaded hot dog much to the amusement of Greg Wright at the Taste of Rock and Blues July 9 at Delhi Township Park.

Delhi Township siblings Ben Langlitz, 3, and sister, Susannah, 5, dine on wraps while waiting for the bands to take the stage at the July 9 Taste of Rock and Blues at the Delhi Township Park.


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July 20, 2011



Zumba and Curves, Noon-12:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. Presented by Curves-Miami Heights. 467-1189; Miami Heights.


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


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. 471-4673. West Price Hill. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2 2


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

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Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; Green Township.


Our Lady of Lourdes Family Festival, 5-11 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, Texas Hold ‘em contest in air conditioned building 6:30 p.m. Music by DV8. Free. 922-0715; Westwood.


Books Alive! For Kids Tour, 1 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 3215 Warsaw Ave., Sight, sound and touch combined in performance and hands-on, make-it-and-take-it craft. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4490; East Price Hill.

Our Lady of Lourdes Family Festival, 6-11 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, 2832 Rosebud Drive, Music by the Remains. Beer garden, food, games for all ages, raffle, rides and more. Free. 922-0715; Westwood.


Cold Smoke, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sayler Park.


Grandmothers Raising Their Grandchildren, 5-6:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Share stories and support one another on second journey of motherhood. With Eve Holland. Child care available upon request. 471-4673, ext. 17; West Price Hill.


Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Right Plant - Right Place: Successful, beautiful, low-maintenance gardens are easy when plants and shrubs are in a location that makes them happy. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 3853313; Monfort Heights.


The Avenues, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 2 4


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


Zumba and Curves, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

Woodwind Steel, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Drew’s on the River, 4333 River Road, 451-1157; Riverside.


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.



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


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Our Lady of Lourdes Family Festival, 4-10 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, Music by Saffire Express. Chicken dinner available 4-7 p.m. Free. 922-0715; Westwood.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. Through Oct. 30. 598-5732; Green Township.


Mike Davis Show, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Vegas revue with tribute artist. Full dinner menu. $10. Reservations recommended. 251-7977. Riverside. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 2 5


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




Books and food will come alive through sight, sound and touch at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Price Hill branch library, 3215 Warsaw, featuring the Books Alive! For Kids performing arts literacy program. Children can enjoy a story, take-home craft and live performance featuring “We Had A Picnic This Sunday Past” by Jacqueline Woodson. Pictured is Chef Bon Appetite (Deondra Means from the The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati) performing as part of Books Alive! For Kids. For more information, call 369-4490 or visit


Zumba Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sayler Park Community Center, 6720 Home City Ave., Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. $7. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 702-4776. Sayler Park. Spinning, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Ages 14 and up. $8.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 4514509; Westwood.

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park. Girls Club, 1:30-3:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects. Ages 8-11. $5 for entire summer. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.

Laffalot Summer Camps, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Loyola School, 5222 North Bend Road, Daily through July 29. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. An all boy and all girl format. Bring water bottle and lunch. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending on location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 3132076; Monfort Heights.








Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Local produce, spices, dips, salad dressings, barbecue sauce, baked goods, ice cream, plants and flowers. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park. Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, free members. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; Riverside.

Corey Larrison, with the Cincinnati Circus Co. Circus Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Daily through July 29. Learn everything from juggling to flying on the trapeze. Ages 5-17. $245. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 9215454; Westwood.


Gamble-Nippert YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gamble-Nippert YMCA, 3159 Montana Ave., Daily through July 29. Arts and crafts, swimming, weekly themed activities, field trips and more. Ages 6-12; age 5 if kindergarten graduate. Precamps open 6:30 a.m.; post-camps close 6 p.m. $159, $125 members; $10 each weekly pre- or post-camps. Registration required. 661-1105. Westwood.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Bridgetown.

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Girls Club, 1:30-3:30 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, $5 for entire summer. Registration required. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Sixth-floor, room 1. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922; Westwood. Community Mental Health Assistance, 1-3 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Mental health support with Recovery International. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Recovery International. 379-6233. Cheviot. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 7


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

American Heart Association: Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Course, 6-8:30 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, Two-year certification for health care providers or general public. Registration and payment due one week before class. $63.90. Registration required. 347-1400; Delhi Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sayler Park.


Sell Your Stuff: Flea Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Charge for space is 10-percent donation of what is sold. Set-up time begins 8 a.m. Benefits Joy Community Church. 6624569; Monfort Heights.


Uploading Pictures from your Digital Camera to your Computer, 1-3 p.m., Bayley Community Wellness Center, 401 Farrell Court, With Betty Olding. Free. Registration required by July 20. 347-5510. Delhi Township.


Zumba and Curves, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights. Yoga Classes, 1-2 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 4671189; Miami Heights.

Girls Club and Girls Life Community Garden Club, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4042 Glenway Ave., Work in the Price Hill Community Garden from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Ages 8-14. $5 for entire summer. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673. West Price Hill. T H U R S D A Y, J U L Y 2 8


Girls Club and Girls Life Field Trips, 9 a.m.5 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, $5 for entire summer. Registration required. 471-4673. West Price Hill.

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Girls Life, 4-6 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, Registration required. 4714673, ext. 15. West Price Hill. Oak Hills Kiwanis Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Bi-monthly meeting. Serving Green Township and Oak Hills communities. Ages 21 and up. Presented by Oak Hills Kiwanis Club. 325-8038. Green Township. PROVIDED

Monster Jam returns to Paul Brown Stadium at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The night will be led by Grave Digger, pictured, with driver and creator Dennis Anderson, and freestyle and racing of the 12-foot-high trucks. Party in the Pit starts at 2 p.m., allowing fans to meet drivers and see trucks. Monster Jam tickets are $10 and $20, adults; $50 and $35, VIP; children's tickets are $5, with exception of VIP area. Call 800-745-3000 or visit For information visit


Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.


Rascal Flatts will offer more than music on their Flatts Fest Tour, coming to Riverbend Music Center Friday, July 22, including a pre-show festival with food, games and prizes, beginning at 4 p.m. The concert is at 7 p.m., with guests Sara Evans, Easton Corbin and Justin Moore. Tickets are: $78.25 and $53.25, reserved pavilion; $33.25, lawn; and $113, lawn fourpack, plus applicable fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


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When it comes to collars, one kind doesn’t fit all metal buckles. Plastic buckles can break if a dog tugs hard enough. There are two types of training collars: choke chains and pinch collars. He doesn’t recommend choke chains. “They don’t train the dog, they only choke the dog,” he said. “Pinch collars are best for training purposes,” he said. “They shouldn’t be kept on a dog all of the time, but they work great. “I had a lady come in the store the other day PHOTO BY MARSIE NEWBOLD

Jeff King, owner of Pets Plus in Taylor Mill, measures Nosey for a collar. King, who owns Pets Plus in Taylor Mill for the “4-11” on collars, harnesses and leashes. According to Jeff, there are several categories of collars and they serve different purposes beyond just something to hang ID tags on. There are walking collars, tie-out collars and training collars. The most common are made of nylon or leather. If you have a dog that gets wet a lot, a nylon collar is the best choice. Leather collars can be ruined, for example, if your pet goes swimming. One size does not fit all. Collars come in many lengths and widths and should be chosen according to your dog’s size. For example, a basset hound like Nosey needs a wider collar than a Scottish terrier because they give the owner more control. To get a perfect fit, it is best to bring the dog with you to try them on.

Jeff King’s tips

• Put a collar on a new puppy as soon as you get them home. This will make them get used to wearing one from the beginning. • Choose rolled collars for long-haired dogs and flat collars for short-haired dogs. • Check the fit of your dog’s collar at least every two weeks. The fit will change as a dog grows, gains or loses weight. • Do not choose a choke chain. • Always use a tape lead. Corded leads are dangerous because they can get wrapped around your fingers and burn or cut you. • Make sure that your dog is wearing ID tags at all times. A good fit is when you can fit two fingers between the collar and the dog’s neck. Then, check to make sure it cannot slip over the dog’s head. Jeff adds that tie-out collars should, in addition to the factors above, have

Be sure to do the paperwork for your baby’s insurance There are lots of things to do when you have a baby, and notifying your health insurance company in a timely fashion is one of the most important. That’s what a Fairfield couple learned after they were denied health insurance for their newborn. Braden and Carrie Hasselbeck knew they needed to add their baby to their health insurance policy. Braden said they were relying on Carrie’s insurance. “We were going to have a baby and my insurance wasn’t doing as well. So, we switched Carrie to fulltime work and we were going to expect coverage from her,” he said. Baby Madison was born Jan. 25, and Braden said, “We got back from the hospital – it was a C-section so we were there for about a week. We knew we needed to add the baby to the insurance so we actually contacted Carrie’s boss at work.” They were told to contact Carrie’s human resource’s department but, although they made numerous phone calls, it was several weeks before they finally got through, filled out the necessary

paperwork and had it submitted. “By the time she received a call from the company it Howard Ain was just to us Hey Howard! let know it was too late,” Braden said. Although Carrie’s health insurance card said she has “family coverage,” she really doesn’t. They have “employee and spouse insurance.” Their policy needs to be changed to “family coverage,” costing an additional $75 a month, but they can’t do it now since their window of opportunity has closed. “They cover everything for my wife, they cover everything for me, but anything with Madison’s name on it is immediately declined,” Braden said. “They show what the insurance should pay, but is not paying.” Carrie said, “They just needed paperwork at my job that I could have found online, but nobody told me it was online.” At this point the baby’s

medical bills amount to almost $12,000. Carrie offers this advice to all pregnant families, “They need to check with their employer months in advance – and follow up on it.” The goal is to switch from “employee and spouse coverage” to “family coverage,” and that can only be done after the baby is born. Under federal law you have just 31 days to submit the paperwork with the baby’s name and date of birth. After that time you must wait until the next open enrollment period. In Hasselbeck’s case, that will happen in October. There could have been confusion because the Hasselbeck’s insurance card said they had “family coverage.” In addition, they had a hard time getting through to the human resources department, but the Hasselbeck’s appeal was turned down. So, don’t let this happen to you. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

who had a Springer spaniel that pulled on its leash. After I put a pinch collar on it, it stopped pulling immediately.” Harnesses, like the one I chose for Nosey, go around the chest and ribcage and are kept in place by the dog’s front legs. They cannot be slipped over the head like a collar. Jeff is partial to what is called a “comfort wrap.” It looks a bit like a stretchy nylon vest. Leashes come in three sizes, a 2-foot traffic lead, a

4-foot one for big dogs and a 6-foot one for small dogs. There are also double leashes for walking two dogs at a time and retractable leashes. “You can’t just walk into a pet shop and buy off the peg,” Jeff counsels, “You need to fit collars, harnesses and leashes according to your individual dog’s needs.” For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at

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“Nosey, STOP!” I cried, as my basset hound slipped out of her collar and went running happily toward traffic. “Look at me, I’m one naked doggie!” she giggled, stopping just before reaching the street, then trotting back to me, with her tail wagging merrily. “Oh, Nosey,” I said, firmly fastening the collar back around her neck, “That’s not funny, you could have been hurt or worse. That’s it, you’re getting a harness so this will n e v e r happen again.” Nosey is a ramMarsie Hall bunctious Newbold p u p p y h o Marsie’s w weighs Menagerie just over 5 0 pounds. She’s strong and is not yet perfectly trained in the art of leash walking. She pulls at the leash and sometimes the strain of holding the other end has literally knocked me off of my feet. Just a month ago, I was trying to make her go into the kitchen from the garage and she pulled so hard that I (wearing high heels) lost my balance crashing into and breaking the glass of the storm door. It left a gash in my arm so deep that it took seven stitches to close up. So, getting Nosey fitted with the proper harness was an urgent safety matter for us both. I turned to my friend, Jeff


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Out of one zucchini jam and into another

We waited until late June to plant our zucchini and cucumbers. And we did that on purpose since every year I’m inundated with both of these veggies at exactly the same time the tomatoes and peppers are ready for picking.

It’s hard to keep up, so this year I’m staggering the planting so that we can get a breather in between.

Easy zucchini peach pineapple jam

For several readers who

wanted this recipe again. It’s a great way to use that abundance of zucchini that you know you’ll have if you grow it. Go to taste on the sugar. I find 3 cups is plenty, but most folks like 4-5. A nonstick pan is best for this.



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Rita’s dreamsicle cake clone makes a fun and festive summer treat.

Heat oil and add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for a minute over low heat. Add everything but greens and cheese. Bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook about 15 minutes or so. Add fresh greens. Stir until just wilted. Pour over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Serves four to six.

mixed. Increase to medium and beat a few minutes longer. The batter will be smooth. Pour into pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don’t overbake. If cake humps up in the center, when you take it out of the oven, put a folded towel over it and press down with your hands. Voilà – a perfectly even cake (what you are doing is pressing the air out). Let cool while making topping:

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A most delicious cake! If you want to see a video of me making a version of this, log onto my website, 1 package (18.25 ounces) lemon supreme cake mix 1 3 oz. pkg. orange gelatin/Jell-O 1 ⁄3 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon orange extract 11⁄4 cups orange juice 1 ⁄4 teaspoon unsweetened orange Kool-Aid Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 9-by-13 pan with cooking spray. Place cake mix, gelatin, oil, eggs and orange extract in mixing bowl. Blend. Add orange juice and Kool-Aid and beat on low until well

Beat together:

1 can, about 20 oz, crushed pineapple, drained or not – whatever you like (undrained your frosting will be a little softer) 3 oz cream cheese, softened 3.5 oz package instant vanilla pudding

Then fold in:

8 oz. or so thawed whipped topping Spread on cooled cake and garnish as desired. Rita’s tip: You can use mandarin oranges instead of pineapple. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Prevent falls to live injury-free Many Ohioans believe that accidents just happen, but won’t happen to them. However, most injuries aren’t accidents – they are preventable. The threat of injury lasts throughout your lifetime. Beyond cuts and bruises, injuries such as falls can have devastating effects including broken bones, head injuries, disabilities and can reduce independence and quality of life. Knowing the risks and taking steps to avoid injuries can help keep you and your loved ones injury-free. Making life at home safer can be a great investment in your future. • Increase lighting by adding lamps or wattage to existing lights. • Remove loose rugs and repair damaged flooring. • Place electrical cords against the wall or baseboard. • Replace door knobs with lever handles for easier access. • Install grab bars in tub/shower areas. • Place non-slip mats or strips on the tub/shower floor. Reduce risk of falls in the workplace to prevent expensive workers’ compensation and medical costs. • Take your time and pay attention to where you are going.

• Adjust your stride to a pace that is suitable for the walking surface and the tasks you are completing. • Walk with feet pointed slightly outward. • Make wide turns at corners. • Always use installed light sources that provide sufficient light. • a flashlight if you enter a dark room where there is no light • Ensure things you are carrying or pushing do not prevent you from seeing any obstructions. Participating in regular physical activity helps improve balance and reduce the risk of falling. Regular physical activity helps improve and prevent the decline of muscle strength, balance and endurance – all risk factors for falling. Simply 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity on five or more days of the week will make a difference. Walking is an easy and inexpensive way to improve balance, ankle strength and endurance. Talk to your doctor if you are a new exerciser – your doctor will make ensure you exercise safely. For more information on preventing falls and exercise safety tips, visit the Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force at www.


Muckerheide earns Mount co-op award Sister Annette Muckerheide, SC, Ph.D., chair and professor of biology, received the 2011 Cooperative Education Faculty Coordinator of the Year Award from the College of Mount St. Joseph for her commitment to the Mount’s co-op program. Faculty coordinators are an essential part of the cooperative education program, visiting students at their co-op positions to ensure that college-level learning is taking place. Muckerheide has been an enthusiastic supporter of coop and consistently serves as a faculty coordinator for science majors. A member of the Mount’s faculty since 1978, Muckerheide teaches biolo-

gy, cell biology, genetics, immunology and microbiology. She holds a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, a master’s degree from Drake University and a bachelor’s degree from the Mount. She is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and a resident of Delhi Township. The Mount began the cooperative education program in 1982, offering students in every major the opportunity to earn college credit while gaining experience in a real-world business setting. Over the past 27 years, over 6,300 placements have been facilitated through the Mount with companies and organizations throughout the area.

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Sister Annette Muckerheide helps McAuley High School junior Kira Liggins during the recent Women in Medicine Lab Day at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Muckerheide received the college’s 2011 Cooperative Education Faculty Coordinator of the Year Award.

Virginia (Jinny) English, who owned Jinny's Beauty Salon in Sayler Park for decades, celebrated 60 years of cosmetology May 26. English attended Western Hills Beauty school and obtained her Ohio State Board License at the age of 19. She celebrated this achievement with her

daughters, Gina, Judy and Jennifer at the Applew o o d Restaurant. S h e admits that English she no longer wants to work fulltime but will not yet commit to retirement.

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service trips to Miami, Fla., and Mobile, Ala., to build houses over Spring Break several times. In addition, Kent participated in the Mount’s Students for a Better Cincinnati service day. In her reflective essay, Kent wrote, “I have created a very strong tie to service, and I plan to carry that on for the rest of my life.” She is the daughter of Terry and Pam Kent of Delhi.

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For all of her long life, Mary A. Weber was devoted to the Catholic Church - a devotion that went far beyond attending Mass and saying the Sorrowful Mother Novena every Friday night. She used her talents to give back to the church she loved so much, volunteering

to cut the hair of the nuns at the Sisters of Charity at Mount St. Joseph and making by hand hundreds of rosaries, many of which were sent to Catholic missionaries in Africa. “She was a deeply religious woman,” said her son, Mark Weber of Cleves. “She lived a life of faith.” Mrs. Weber - who was

born in Sedamsville, raised her family in Price Hill and lived for many years in Delhi Township - died Monday at Shawneesprings of Harrison, a nursing facility. She was 90 years old. Mark Weber said that when her husband, the late Richard E. Weber, was away serving in World War II, she studied hairdressing and

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Weber said. “She had a great relationship with all of them.” In 1996, the Sisters of Charity gave Mrs. Weber their Elizabeth Seton Award for her years of volunteer work. The rosaries, her son said, were made in her spare time. “They were absolutely beautiful, just perfect,” he said. “She really had a talent.” She liked to have fun, too, her son said. “When we were kids, dad and mom would go out to River Downs a couple of nights a week with Doug Zimmer and his wife,” said Mark Weber. “They’d just do $2 bets. But they loved it.” Doug Zimmer, Mark Weber said, was the father of Don Zimmer, the former

Xavier Auel

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(Helen) Bolte, Beverly (George) Pille, Barbara Foster; grandchildren Angie (Rob) Gillum, Emilee (Jimmy) Martin, Nick (Cari), Jason (Mandy), Brian, Tobin Bolte, Matthew (Sonya) Pille, Jennifer (Michael) Rogers, Vanessa (Andrew) Wellendorf, Autumn Foster; brother Otto Siderits; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Alois Bolte. Services were July 20 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Rheumatology Department, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201 or Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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Delhi Township, died July 11. He was a kitchen assistant at the Metropolitan Club. He was a member of St. Dominic Parish. Survived by brother Michael (Merle) Coleman; 11 nieces and nephews; two aunts; many cousins. Preceded in death by parents Albert, Catherine Coleman. Services were July 16 at Dennis George Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, c/o Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami Ave., Cleves, OH 45002.

Rosie Gaines

Rosie Jane Gaines, 81, died July 7. She worked in a plastic molding factory. Services were July 12 at Radel Funeral Home.

Elsie Hagarty

Elsie Mumber Hagarty, 93, Price Hill, died July 9. She worked at Shillito’s. Survived by children Dan (Betty), Tom (Joyce) Hagarty, Rose (George) LaFleur, JoAnn (George ) Siefert; grandchildren Colleen (Bruce), Pat (Frank), Mike (Lisa), Judy (Chris), Maria (Tim), Alan (Robin), Sherry (John), Amy ( Shane); great-grandchildren Stephanie, Katie, Erin, Julie, Destinee, Brittanee, Emilee, Joseph, Nicole, Hannah, Braden, Chase; great-great-granddaughter Skylar; sister Theresa "DeCee" Hutchison. Preceded in death by husband Daniel Hagarty Sr., son Michael (Mel) Hagarty, grandson George. Services were July 16 at Little Sisters of the Poor. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Little Sisters of the Poor.

Antony Lenhardt

Antony Werner Lenhardt, 67, Delhi Township, died July 12. He owned Lenhardt's Catering. He was an Army veteran. Survived by siblings Trude (Dan) Saunders, Renee (Gary) McGregor, Chris (Kathy) Lenhardt; eight nieces and nephews; friends Deidre and Kurt Trefzger and family. Preceded in death by parents Anni, Kristof Lenhardt. Arrangements by NeidhardMinges Funeral Home. Memorials to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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Pedretti Ave., July 9. Aaron Massey, 19, 4424 Harrison Ave., operating vehicle under the influence, receiving stolen property at

6000 block of Bender Road, July 7. Chad Williamson, 29, 4842 Basil Lane, driving under suspension at Pedretti Avenue and Fehr Road, July 3.

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DEATHS Diane McKee

Diane Redman McKee, 47, Price Hill, died July 8. She was a medical transcriptionist. Survived by husband C. David McKee; parents Marian (Jim) Thomas, Donald Redman; siblings Donna Baumgartner, David Redman; McKee step-sister Debbie Flynn; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Mark Becknell. Services were July 16 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Price Hill. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Southwest Ohio Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, P.O. Box 14446, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Mable Moore

Mable Moore, 80, died July 11. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Paul; children Edward (Terri), Timothy (Diane), Paul “Chip” Moore, Vicky Holland; grandchildren Jennifer (Robert) Bell, Stephanie, Lynette, Tim Jr., Tina, Lorilee, Christopher (Lori) Moore, Sean (Katina) Dezarn, Michael, Teresa, Jamie, Lisa Marie; sisters Faye (Rev. Bruce) Hensley, Delores Gulley; 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by brother Orville Lynch. Services were July 18 at the Delhi Christian Center. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home.

Kyle Rogers

Kyle Adam Rogers, 25, Delhi Township, died July 7. He was an Army veteran, having served in Afghanistan. Survived by parents Larry, Shari Rogers; siblings Evan (Elizabeth),

Megan Rogers; nephews Owen, Oliver Rogers; grandparents Maureen, Richard Becknell, Thelma Rogers; aunt and uncle Connie and Dick McCoy. Preceded in death by nephew Wyatt Rogers, grandfather Everett Rogers. Services were July 12 at Eden Chapel United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Marilyn Schwarz

Marilyn Meyers Schwarz, Delhi Township, died July 11. She was a registered nurse at Mother Margaret Hall. Survived by children Ruth, Sue (Joe Buchholz), Ronald (Jenny), Robert Schwarz, Catie (Glenn) Pearson; grandchildren Rachel, Patrick, Hank, Jack, Ben Schwarz, Jake, Samantha Parrigan; brother Ted Meyers. Preceded in death by husband Ronald Schwarz, brother Ken Meyers. Services were July 18 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Rebold, Rosenacker & Sexton Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Willard Sweeder

Willard J. Sweeder, 92, formerly of Addyston and Sayler Park, died July 14. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a navigator on B-29s. He spent 35 years as a teacher, assistant principal Sweeder and principal in the Oak Hills Local School District. He started as a math teacher in 1941 at Bridgetown Elementary School, assistant principal at Bridgetown 1956-1960; principal of J.F. Dulles. 1960; principal at Bridgetown 1961-1965; administra-

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tive assistant 1965-1966 and principal of Oak Hill High School from 1966 until his retirement in 1980. He is a member of the Oak Hills High School Hall of Honor, and the Oak Hills High School Library bears his name. He was elected to serve on the board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association from the Southwest District 1971-1980 and was president of OHSSA the last two years. He was awarded the Pioneer in Education Award from the Ohio State board of Education in 2002. Until his moving to Twin Towers, he was an active member in the Eden Chapel United Methodist Church in Sayler Park, where he had been a member since 1946 serving as Adult Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent, choir member, lay preacher and many other church related committees. Survived by wife Jane Cockerill Sweeder; daughter Christie (James) Hanchett; three granddaughters; six great-grandsons; many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son Mark Sweeder, siblings Ruth Burgess, Joseph Sweeder, Leonard, Edward Peak, Gabriel Mockbee, Mary Ashcraft. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, in the Twin Towers Wilson Chapel, 5343 Hamilton Ave. Arrangements by Brater Funeral Home. Memorials to: Oak Hills High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Fran Gilreath, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248 or LEC Foundation, Twin Towers Benevolent Care Fund, 9840 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, OH 45242 or Eden Chapel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 150 Dahlia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Irma Swis

Irma Roettker Swis, 90, Delhi Township, died July 10 She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind, and a life member of the Delhi Historical Society. Survived by sister Sister Mary


About obituaries Clarita, RMS; sister-in-law Jean Roettker; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Bernard Swis, son John Swis, Swis brother Robert Roettker. Services were July 14 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: John B. Swis Elder Scholarship Fund, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by granddaughter Patricia, siblings Marie, Al, Ray, Clem, William Wegman Services were July 18 at St. William. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hoxworth Blood Center, 3130 Highland Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267-0055.

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George B. Wegman Sr., 72, formerly of Delhi Township, died July 13. He was a firefighter for the Cincinnati Fire Department. Survived by wife Barbara Wegman; children George (Toni) Jr., Robert (Julie), Michael (Melissa) Wegman, Therese (Michael) Wegman Kroeger; grandchildren Michael (Michelle), Sean, Lauren, Brittany, Michael, Hannah, Carly, Molly, Zachary; great-granddaughter McKenzie; sister Clara Combess;


Marlene Pohlman Witsken, 79, died July 9. Survived by sons Steve (Nancy), Dale (Brigitta) Witsken; grandsons Aaron, Benjamin; sisters

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. Janice Beccaccio, Mary Russo; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Anthony Witsken Jr., son Curt Witsken. Services were July 14 at St. William. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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July 20, 2011



Marvy Nankovitch of College Hill, Patty Wasmer of Colerain Township and Ruth Kuchenbuch of West Chester pose with some toys collected during the Cincinnati Woman’s Club Toy Drive.

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Cincinnati Woman’s Club members conducted a toy drive on June 15 that yielded a bumper crop of spanking new playthings for youngsters served by Every Child Succeeds and Success by 6. Every Child Succeeds is a home visitation program for at-risk first-time mothers and their babies ranging in age from neonatal through age 3. The professional home visitors address personal and family health, environmental safety, child development, life course development, maternal role, social supports, and adequate and appropriate access to health and human services. In Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, Success By 6 works with numerous stakeholders – United Way of Greater Cincinnati, school districts, the business community, local nonprofit agencies, parents, community leaders and public agencies – to raise awareness about the importance of the early years and to make early childhood a top priority for resources and funding. Because of generosity like that of Cincinnati Woman’s Club members, the professionals for both these organizations bring toys for the children when they conduct their home visits. New toys collected by Cincinnati Woman’s Club members will make the summer of 2011 a season to remember for dozens of local children. This activity is one of many ways the Cincinnati Woman’s Club members continue the tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy in our community that dates back to 1897.

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