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Priests’ flocks are increasing Archdiocese creates regions to combat shortage of priests By Monica Boylson

Boy Scout Brandon Kappen, 17, recently completed his Eagle Scout project at Five Points Park. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Eagle Scout project spruces up Five Points By Monica Boylson

Five Points Park in Delhi Township received a much-needed facelift by Boy Scout Brandon Kappen, 17. Kappen worked with the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation Department to find a site for his Eagle Scout project. After more than 100 hours of paperwork and on-the-job labor, the Delhi resident, with the aid of volunteers and Boy Scout Troop 350, helped to make the park more accessible to visitors. The group removed honeysuckle that had overgrown making the walking path and bridge hard to maneuver. Kappen cut down branches hanging over parking spaces. They trimmed excess ivy and removed dead

Brandon Kappen, 17, spent more than 100 hours revamping Five Points Park. PHOTOS BY MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

trees. Finally, a rock wall that was strewn about through the creek was reassembled. “I think more people will appreciate it because it’s cleaned up and I hope that everyone really likes it,” Kappen said.

Each year the parks department sets aside projects that would be good for Eagle Scout projects. Parks and Recreation Director Sandy Monahan said the department was thrilled when Kappen decided to start the project. “Five Points Park has been in need of some care,” Monahan said. “We value what the Eagle Scouts bring to our parks. Any time an eagle scout adopts a project is a huge benefit to the parks department.” Kappen said he is proud of his work. “The most rewarding thing is looking at this and saying wow I managed this project,” he said. “It makes me appreciate the parks more. The best feeling is when I drive past it every day and say, ‘Wow, look at that park.”

St. Simon Church in Delhi Township and St. Aloysius-onthe-Ohio Church in Sayler Park are joining forces, or at least sharing a priest. The Rev. Richard Dressman, pastor at St. Aloysius, was approached by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati last year and asked to serve as a temporary administrator at St. Simon while its pastor, the late Rev. Michael Beatty, was in the hospital and unable to carry out his duties at the church. Beatty died Dec. 14. After Beatty’s death, Dressman continued to serve St. Simon’s parishioners and was named pastor of the church, July 1. Dressman is now in charge of both churches as part of a pastoral region initiative established by the archdiocese. “This is an initiative we started several years ago to deal with a relative shortage of priests. The idea is to pair together geographically close parishes that could be served by one priest,” said Dan Andriacco, communications director for the archdiocese. Andriacco explained that the archdiocese was divided into about 100 pastoral regions as a way to combat the priest and people shortage. “In many cases, the number of parishioners is dwindling,” Andriacco said. Dressman said that, in most cases, pastors have a couple years to transition into their pastoral region, but because there was no priest at St. Simon, it sped up the process.

“I know for some it’s difficult to accept that change. I’m sure we’ll run into challenges but we want to make sure evAndriacco eryone is comfortable,” Dressman said. Dressman said he has received help from retired priest Rev. Phil Seher, who celebrates Masses on the Dressman weekends at both churches. “The blessing about being a retired priest is that you can help,” Seher said. “I enjoy doing what I’m doing and I have the advantage of being consistent. One week I’m at St. Al’s, the next week I’m at St. Simon.” Dressman said it helps that the churches are close. “It takes some of the pressure off,” he said. “It takes a little bit of stretch to take care of both parishes, but my experience so far has been good. The people at St. Simon have been very accepting and St. Aloysius has been understanding.” Dressman spends time at both parishes each day. “We celebrate weekday Masses at St. Simon and because St. Aloysius has a school, we have a school Mass on Wednesdays. It’s a fairly comfortable fit,” Dressman said. He said the need for priests is great. “We’ve just not had the number of young men becoming priests. It’s something we need to consider,” Dressman said. “If they want their churches to survive, it’s something they really need to think about. There are those that have the calling that need to be willing to respond.”

Elder dedicates stands in honor of Joe Acito By Kurt Backscheider

Members of Joe Acito’s family, his friends, his fellow 1963 Elder High School graduates, Elder faculty and members of the Elder Alumni Board watched the Panthers home opener from the Joe Acito Alumni Terrace on Friday, Aug. 24. Elder dedicated the terrace in honor of the late teacher, who taught English for 43 years and served as the school’s alumni director for 16 years. THANKS TO BRIAN BILL

When an Elder High School alumnus slipped and fell while watching a football game on a hillside at the Pit several years ago, Joe Acito made sure it wouldn’t happen again. “Joe was rather upset and appalled,” said his widow, Fran Acito. To ensure alumni groups had a solid place to stand when they came to the Pit to cheer on the Panthers, Mr. Acito led an effort to install a set of bleachers on the hillside beneath the scoreboard. Now that section of seating serves as a lasting tribute to Joe Acito’s legacy at Elder. The Elder community honored the beloved educator during halftime of the football home opener Friday, Aug. 24, officially

naming the section he helped build the Joe Acito Alumni Terrace. Acito, an Elder graduate who returned to his alma mater to teach English for 43 years and



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serve as the alumni director for 16 years, died in March 2011 after suffering a heart attack. Acito’s family and friends joined Elder faculty and staff, students and alumni in dedicat-

ing the terrace. “It was quite touching for our family,” Fran Acito said. “His name will be there forever. “It’s beautiful,” she said. Brian Bill, Elder’s alumni di-

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rector, said the school doesn’t have a homecoming, so alumni groups who are celebrating class reunions typically attend a home football game as part of their reunion festivities. He said Mr. Acito made sure the section beneath the scoreboard was always reserved for the alumni groups. Bill said the terrace can accommodate up to 200 people, and is now a more prominent area for reunion groups to take in a game. “Our alumni are very proud and passionate about our school,” he said. “Joe fostered that feeling in every possible way.” Many of Acito’s classmates from the class of 1963 attended the dedication, which Bill said was an emotional evening for the Elder family. “Joe was an icon. There is no way around it,” he said.

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BRIEFLY Civic meeting

A representative from the Council on Aging will be the guest speaker at the next Delhi Civic Association meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Delhi Park Lodge. If you are a senior, a caregiver or someone with questions about aging or long term care services, the Council on Aging has the answers. They have nearly 40 years of service to older adults, their caregivers and their families. They plan, coordinate and fund services to older adults in Hamilton and surrounding counties. The Council on Aging’s mission is to enhance the lives of adults by assisting them to remain independent at home through a range of quality services. They provide more than

20,000 people with homecare services and fund community and senior center-based activities to more than 38,000 people. Services include transportation, meals, recreation, education, health promotion and legal assistance. Those who attend this meeting will be able to ask specific questions or learn more about the services provided by The Council on Aging. Other upcoming Delhi Civic Association events include the fifth annual Brian Schira Memorial Blood Drive on Saturday, Sept. 22, from10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Neeb Road fire station. This will be followed by the October meeting which has been changed from Thursday, Oct, 4, to Thursday, Oct. 11.


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Tea benefits fields

Tickets to the second annual “A Tea to Remember” hosted by the Cleves camping crew are now available. The tea party for area women and girls raises money for athletic fields for the new school the Three Rivers Local School District is constructing. The tea is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Miami Township Community Center on Shady Lane. All tickets are $15 per person and include three tiers of finger foods, tea and lemonade. Attendees donning the best hats will be honored in the following categories: prettiest hat, wildest hat, best group theme and most generations wearing the best hat. Enjoy a performance by a group of children from the community. There will be an opportunity to purchase portraits and uniquely designed hats, both of which are reasonably priced. Reservations accepted until Friday, Sept. 14, while seating is still available. Send checks payable to Three Rivers Booster to Sandra Bruns, 3935 Bear Lane, Cleves, Ohio 45002.

Sharefax gives to Santa Maria

Sharefax Credit Union Inc. recently donated $350 worth of school supplies to Santa Maria Community

Services. Each summer Santa Maria hosts a Price Hill Backto-School Fair, where they provide students with school supplies, community resources, student activities and games, speech/ hearing/vision screenings, food and family fun. This year’s fair took place Aug. 4. Sharefax Credit Union employees and members collected supplies and donations throughout the month of July. “We truly enjoy collecting for Santa Maria,” said Lisa Evans, training coordinator for Sharefax. “Each year our staff and members really step up for this cause. It is a joy to know that we are helping local families educate their children.”

Mercy Health awards scholarships

The Auxiliary of Mercy Health - Western Hills Hospital recently awarded scholarships to area high school graduates pursuing careers in health care. The auxiliary awarded Community Scholarships worth $1,000 each to three West Side students. Sarah Shappelle of Oak Hills High School will attend Xavier University to study occupational therapy. Erin Kissinger of Mother of Mercy High School will study nursing at the University of Cincinnati. Amber Etzel of Gilbert A. Dater High School will study pharmacy at Ohio Northern University. The auxiliary selected these students based on essays, their school and community activities, volunteer work, reference letters and their grades.

Shred at bank

Cintas Corp. is hosting a shred event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Cheviot Savings Bank, 3723 Glenmore Ave. This free event will provide community members with a safe and secure resource to shred their confidential personal and business documents. “Identity theft is a growing threat for individuals

and businesses across the nation,” said Karen Carnahan, president and COO of Cintas document management division. “This event will bring awareness of proper document management to the community and provide them with a secure method to safely dispose information. More importantly, it will provide individuals with the peace of mind that their sensitive information will not end up in the wrong hands.” During the event, anyone can bring their documents in and have them shredded by an on-site, certified Cintas employee. From drop-off to destruction, all documents will be constantly monitored and protected. For information, contact James Lillis 513-4894712 or Annie Efkeman at 513-661-0457.

Great Oaks searches for alumni

Since 1973, more than 50,000 students have graduated from Great Oaks Career Campus programs and excelled in a wide range of careers. Great Oaks graduates include an Emmy nominee, and Olympic gold medalist, business owners, educators, inventors, community leaders, police chiefs, and others who are productive, leading members of society. Each year the Great Oaks Education Foundation honors Distinguished Alumni, those high school and adult graduates who have made their mark in the world. Nominations are now being accepted for this years Distinguished Alumni Awards. For an application, go to or contact Alumni Coordinator Andrea Earick at 513.612.3645 or To be eligible for the Distinguished Alumni Award, nominees must have attended a Great Oaks full-time career program as an adult, high school or satellite student, and have graduated at least 10 years ago. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 12.


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Delhi administrator search narrowed to 3 By Monica Boylson

A second round of interviews is complete for the Delhi Township administrator position and township trustees say the decision should be finalized soon. The board interviewed acting administrator Tom Stahlheber, Steven Burns and Dwight Landrum. The need for a new administrator came after the board voted in January not to renew the contract of ad-

ministrator Gary Schroeder. The position was posted Feb. 26 and Stahlheber has been serving as the active administrator in the meantime. The board received 32 resumes. On July 23, the board interviewed six candidates and then narrowed their choices to the three. “We have three excellent candidates,” board President Mike Davis said. “The ultimate goal is to have unanimity of the board to choose the candidate.”

Stahlheber has served as the acting administrator since March. He has been involved in the township with zoning and as the director of development services since 1983. He also was the assistant to the assistant city manager in Kettering before beginning work in Delhi. Burns serves as the fiscal director of Summit Behavioral Healthcare. He has experience as the chief deputy of operations and the budget and finance director for the Hamilton

County Recorder’s Office, and served 13 years in the Hamilton County Treasurer’s Office. Landrum is the Butler County assistant county administrator and the director of the Office of Management and Budget. He also served as a financial director for the Montgome-

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Delhi boy takes the Broadway stage By Monica Boylson

Ryan Smith had an interesting summer vacation. While most 13 year olds spent time at the pool, on family vacation or just slept in, the Our Lady of Victory student participated in a Broadway Academy Workshop in New York City sponsored by iTheatrics, a musical theater group. “It was a fun experience,” Smith said. Smith, who lives in Delhi Township, performed in a production of “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” a story about a boy who accidentally drops a magic potion on a peach transforming it into a larger-than-life piece of fruit. Smith was one of 30 people chosen for the workshop. After winning an All-Star Award at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga., in January, Smith was guaranteed a

Colorful glass vases and dishes were among the variety of artworks on display at last year's Westwood Art Show. Many mediums will be featured at this year's show, which is set for Saturday, Sept. 15, at Westwood Town Hall. THANKS TO AMANDA HOGAN CARLISLE

Ryan Smith, 13, Delhi Township, performed in “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” at a Broadway Academy Workshop sponsored by iTheatrics. From left are director Marty Johnson, iTheatrics CEO Timothy McDonald, Smith and music director Cynthia Ripley. THANKS TO DEBORAH SMITH.

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Dreamcoat’ and I saw the costumes and I thought, ‘Oh, I want to be in those,’” he said. Smith participates in the Our Lady of Victory Grade School Players. Under the guidance of John Jung and Kristie BeasleyJung, the group performs plays or musicals each year. Beasley-Jung said it was no surprise that Smith earned a spot in the Broadway academy. “Ryan is very enthusiastic. He’s a versatile actor and performer,” Beasley-Jung said. “He has a great future in theater and music.”

Annual art show returns to Westwood By Kurt Backscheider

West Siders are invited to stop by Westwood Town Hall to peruse a variety of art, listen to some music and enjoy a day with family and neighbors. The Westwood Civic Association presents its fourth annual Westwood Art Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, on the Town Hall grounds at Harrison and Montana avenues. Amanda Hogan Carlisle, a Westwood artist who started the show in 2009, said the outdoor exhibition features a wide range of works created by area art-


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Walt Sweeney has opened a used car dealership and service center on the old Wullenweber Motors property at 6315 Harrison Ave., next to the Green Township administration complex. Sweeney now has two car dealerships on the West Side. He also owns Walt Sweeney Ford on Glenway Avenue in Western Hills. KURT

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The College of Mount St. Joseph recently completed a renovation of its quad. With a $25,000 grant from the Ohio Valley Foundation, the college decided to revamp a space in the center of campus. Work was completed Aug. 17, in time for the first day of school a week later. “We renovated the entrance to the administration building,” public relations manager Jill Eichhorn said. “We wanted to create more green space and have something more inviting.” Once just a lawn, the space was transformed with walkways, stairs, landscaping, lighting and seating. The walkways were designed to collect and drain rainwater to water grass in the surrounding areas. The visitor parking lot adjacent to the quad was also repaved and updated. “This is an overall part of a master landscape plan that we produced to try and improve the aesthetics of an aging campus,” College of Mount St. Joseph president Tony Aretz said. Already the space is attracting attention. Eichhorn said that many students are using the space in between classes. “We hope that teachers and students will enjoy it and maybe professors can hold some classes out there,” she said. Aretz said that the renovations are meant to improve the college’s image. “It’s a way for us to present a great first impression of the campus.”


Walt Sweeney selling cars now in Green Township By Kurt Backscheider

The College of Mount St. Joseph recently renovated a quad on campus to add more green space, seating, stairs and other features. Construction on the project started in May and was completed Aug. 17. THANKS TO JILL EICHHORN.

The College of Mount St. Joseph recently completed a renovation to the quad in the center of campus. Funds for the project were secured through a grant from the Ohio Valley Foundation. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Walt Sweeney has expanded his car dealership business on the West Side. Sweeney, who’s owned Walt Sweeney Ford on Glenway Avenue in Western Hills for 25 years, recently opened Walt Sweeney Automotive at the former Wullenweber Motors site at 6315 Harrison Ave., next to the Green Township administration building. “It’s a nice area out there,” Sweeney said. “It’s a well-populated area, and its exposure to Interstate 74 makes it a convenient location for serving our customers on the western border.” He said his Green Township location is both a major used car business and a full-service garage. “It’s a complete auto service and collision repair facility,” he said. “We’re able to service all makes and models.” Sweeney said the sales lot will have an inventory of 150 used vehicles, which, when coupled with his used car lot at Walt Sweeney

Ford, gives him a used car inventory of 275 vehicles. Adam Goetzman, Green Township’s assistant administrator/director of planning and development, said it’s great to see a West Side business expanding to the township. “It does demonstrate a commitment to serving the West Side,” he said. “We’re pleased to see the space filled and utilized.” The Wullenweber family ran a Chrysler and Jeep dealership at the location for many years, but Chrysler terminated the dealership franchise in 2009 as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. Sweeney said he’s leasing the property from the Wullenweber family, with an option to purchase it in the future. “We spent the last couple of months remodeling and upgrading the facility to go along with our reputation of providing quality customer service,” he said. He said the development activity that has taken place along Harrison Avenue in recent years speaks to the economic viability of the area. To find out more, visit




























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Great Oaks adult graduates celebrate One hundred and twenty-seven newly-trained professionals began new careers after graduation ceremonies for the adult workforce development programs at Great Oaks Career Campuses. Guest speaker Alan Jones, a human relations consultant, congratulated the students who ranged in age from 17 to 59. “You’ve worked to become part of the 92 percent of Americans who are working and are productive in society,” he said. “Every one of you is in a profession that we need to rebuild this economy.” And they’re already rebuilding. “When I stand on your doorstep for a service call, you are looking at a trained and skilled technician who has the knowledge and tools to diagnose your problem,” said HVAC graduate Matt Gaustad, who is now working at Apollo Heating and Cooling. He and 11 of his HVAC classmates had new jobs lined up even before the graduation ceremony. It wasn’t easy. The students

Matt Gaustad was a student speacker at his Great Oaks Center graduation. He is now working at Apollo Heating and Cooling. Gausted and 11 of his HVAC classmates had new jobs lined up a job even before the graduation ceremony. attended evening classes four nights a week from September to June in such fields as electromechanical maintenance, dental assisting, industrial diesel me-

chanics, plumbing, firefighting, auto collision, welding, and HVAC. Many of the students came to the classes after full days at other jobs. But for these students, the ten-month grind was worth it, especially for students like Andrew Greisheimer, who went from making burritos at a fast food restaurant to working as a welder at Rotex, earning more than $20 an hour. As with all graduations, the ceremony marked both an ending and a beginning for the students. They finished their evenings of education and training, and began new lives with the skills and knowledge to be successful in their new careers. “Thank you for loaning us your mothers, fathers, and spouses, “one instructor told the audience. “Now, we give them back to you.” The 2012-2013 career programs begin in August. For more information, contact the Great Oaks Adult Workforce Development Office at 513.771.8925.


Oak Hills Local School district retirees were recognized at a reception at Nathanael Greene Lodge in May. Shown are Mike Amos, Bob Bibbo, Linda Bollman, Diane Burke, Kathy Carmean, Larry Cole, Marsha Corbitt, Carol Haskell, Suzanne Hayes, Lynn Hericks, Sandra Jorden, Susan Lawrence, Karen Lutz, Patrick Mallery, Jean Oberhelman, Becky Samborsky, Lovey Schoch, Kathy Volz and Patty Zeek, Not pictured: Sharon Blanton, Pam Burwell, Jerry Dean, Jenny Gebhart, Debbie Haffey, Margie Hater, Jay Keyen, Mary Beth King, Marilyn McAmis, Nancy Mechley, Steve Sheehan, Tom Southerland and Jane Weingartner. THANKS TO JOHN FIRST


During the week of July 16 through July 20, six seniors attended the Ohio SkillsUSA Summer Leadership Camp at Hocking College. Oak Hills students Heather Chapman (surgical technology), Aliyah Cole (biotechnology), Justin Heiland (pre-engineering) and Michael Warren (sports rehab), and Mount Healthy students Austin Owens (auto body) and Tyler Victor (auto mechanics) worked with the National Guard, Hocking College representatives and SkillsUSA leaders to develop leadership skills to bring back to Diamond Oaks for the 2012-2013 school year. The students competed in a creed challenge, obstacle courses, team-building exercises and professional development meetings, listened to guest speakers and brought home six Statesmans Awards along with several medals. The seniors also were among 200 SkillsUSA campers who worked in nearly 100 degree heat to repaint 17 buildings in the small town of Glouster. ■ Three graduates of the chef training program have proven their culinary skills and are ready for career advancement. Adam Meiser of Finneytown, Megan Predmore of Oak Hills and David Smith of Harrison have earned the Ohio ProStart Certificate of Achievement. The recognition qualifies them for scholarships and college credit from colleges and universities across the country, and increases their marketability as chefs. The certificate is awarded to those who complete at least 400 hours of mentored work experience and pass exams given by the National Restaurant Association. ■ The Diamond Oaks Career Campus commissary recently received the Hamilton County Public Health Clean Kitchen Award. In a written announcement, health commissioner Timothy Ingram said, “You have demonstrated over the past two years that you use sound public health knowledge and sanitation principles in the operation of your facility.” The award was presented at a meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Health.

Dean’s list

The following students were

named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Dayton: Ashley Berding, Adelyn Boyle, Mary Katherine Deitsch, Samantha Dresmann, David Farwick, Benjamin Lottman, Kara Redder, Chelsea Rose, Kathryn Schwaeble and Olivia Weyler. ■


The following students have graduated from Cincinnati State Technical & Community College: Melody Alvarez, associate of arts; Kandie Baldwin, practical nursing certificate; Elizabeth Baugher, nursing; Crystal Black, health and fitness technology; Tiara Chambers, associate of arts; Mia Ciampone, associate of science; Geoffrey Costa, project management of technology; Kenneth Cummings, associate of science; Ashlee Daniel, pastry arts; Holly Flower, occupational therapy assistant; Brian Gilbert, accounting; Pamela Gillman, associate of arts and science; Jennifer Gooding, early childhood education; Terry Griffis, PC support and administration; Katherine Levan, business management; Ashley Moore, associate of science; Anna Pfirrman, culinary arts; Alioune Moussa Samb, clinical laboratory technician; Marybeth Themann, culinary arts technology; Jeffrey Vater, fire service technology; Shane Webster, accounting; Roberta Wells, early childhood education; and Mary Whitacre, pastry arts. ■


Sarah Banfill, a 2012 Seton High School graduate, and Abigail Bettner, a 2012 St. Ursula Academy, have received a $1,000 college scholarship from the Scholarship for Higher Education Foundation, part of the Greater Cincinnatti Women’s Golf Association. The scholarship was awarded based on academic performance, involvement with the sport of golf, community involvement and excellence of character.


Two at Mercy receive tech awards Mother of Mercy High School senior Meghan Pope and Business, Technology and Computer Science teacher Marcus Twyford were recently honored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a coalition that works to increase diversity in IT and computing. Pope was a 2012 Ohio Affiliate winner, receiving the Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award honors young women at the high school level for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education. Meghan’s interest in IT peaked when she was encouraged to attend the INTERalliance IT Careers Camp at the University of Cincinnati. From there she became more involved with INTERalliance and served as IT Project Management Intern for KnowledgeWorks. Pope will at-

Mercy High School senior Meghan Pope and teacher Marcus Twyford show their awards presented to them by the National Center for Women and Information Technology. THANKS TO JENNY JACKSON

tend the University of Cincinnati College of Business to study Information Systems and

Marketing for her undergrad. She has also been accepted into the Lindner Honors PLUS program. Faculty member Marcus Twyford received the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. This award identifies outstanding educators who play a pivotal role in helping to encourage young women to continue exploring their interest in computing and technology. Twyford has been working hard to incorporate new content into the technology curriculum, including cloud computing, database design and management, as well as units in computer programming in both Basic and Java Languages. “It is an incredible honor to receive such an award,” said Twyford, “and I am delighted to pass on the energy and enthusiasm of NCWIT and its members to all of the young women of technology students”

Members of the Oak Hills High School class of 2012 who earned highest honors included, from front left, Rachel Cantrell, Stacey Dickerson, Winnie Yang, Rachel Hussel, Jenna Kremer, Allison Papathanas, Allison Keeton, Valerie Ahern, Taylor Bishop, Stephanie Davis, Lauren Reis, Jennifer Schmaltz, Sarah Shappelle, Corinne Gilardi and Katherine Herbort; Olivia Lamping, Lindsey Massa, Sarah Harding, Darya Wodetzki, Stephanie Diehl, Emily Spraul, Mary Nguyen, Julie Larbes, Carly Roden, Maggie Bischoff, Kelsey Griffin, Chelsea Leonardi, Hailli Smith and Jessica Meyer; third row, Madelyn Nemann, Sarah Walker, Ashleigh Outt, Elizabeth Meyer, Stevie Smith, Morgan Voss, Rebecca Kuhn, Shaylen Oswald, Emily Marsala, Stephanie Heinrich and Elizabeth Cappel; fourth row, Aaron Cunningham, Bradley Miyagawa, Austin Swanger, Nathaniel Meyer, Matthew Kehling, Zachary LeCompte, Justin Schultz, Duy Dao, Darryl Sumner and Joel Brisbin; fifth row, Brandon Kamp, Austin Brown, Trenton Bushle, Dustin Ross, Derrek Ross, Zachary Hauer, Padrick Parnell and Charles Nuss. Not pictured are Rahel Admasu, Stacey Bennet, Katerina Dantsis, Emily Helbling, Andrew Kallmeyer, Lukas Kientz and Randall Stenken. THANKS TO JOHN FIRST.



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Young Highlanders off to fast start By Tom Skeen

GREEN TWP. — When you lose a first-team all-league player, your leading scorer, your entire back line and 22 of your 36 goals to graduation, the future doesn’t look very bright. That is the challenge facing the 2012 Oak Hills Lady Highlanders soccer team and coach Chuck Laumann. Despite all of that, the team has started the season 2-0-1 with victories over Anderson and Walnut Hills, who were a combined 20-12-4 last season. Laumann attributes much of the early success to his defense. “We have been solid defensively,” he said. “Senior Olivia Kilgore has anchored the back and as a group they have been

very stingy. They have been playing as a group and our keeper play has been solid.” The Lady Highlanders use two keepers, sophomore Emily Lohman and junior Sammy Sagers, on a rotational basis. The two have given up two goals over the three games. The more surprising thing is the team is made up of 10 freshmen and sophomores and only six returning starters. “Younger teams, kids still play with a sense of fear in a good way,” Laumann said, who is in his 21st year coaching the Lady Highlanders. “They do not want to fail. They are not in a comfort zone and know the opposition is older, bigger, stronger and more experienced so they have to play with a sense of urgency every time.”

“Younger teams, kids still play with a sense of fear in a good way. They do not want to fail. They are not in a comfort zone and know the opposition is older, bigger, stronger and more experienced so they have to play with a sense of urgency every time.” CHUCK LAUMANN, Oak Hills head coach

Along with that sense of urgency, Laumann said they have brought energy to the team that has contributed to the competition for playing time within the team. Two youngsters who have contributed early are sophomore Brianna Frondorf and freshman Sydney Kilgore. Frondorf has two goals on two

shots this season and Laumann is impressed with how opportunistic she has been with her playing time. Kilgore, a forward, has also scored two goals and Laumann is not surprised by what she has contributed to the team early in the season. “She is an athlete and a talented player,” Laumann said. “She

just needs more experience with the pace of the game and she needs to understand her capabilities now that she is competing with kids older than she is and kids that are very good players.” While it may be the younger players racking up the goals early in the season, they couldn’t do what they do without the help of the elder Kilgore and seniors Lindsay Eckstein, Mimi Parian and Sam Davis. “The seniors have been a settling influence and they have been working hard,” Laumann said, “understanding that younger kids are right behind them pushing them.” While there is a long way to go in the 2012 season, Laumann is “very pleased” with the performance of his team through the first three games.

Mercy, Mattlin aims to shine By Tom Skeen

Elder High School senior defender Tyler Schumann takes a shot during the Aug. 30 game against Fairfield, as junior midfielder Yardley Gonzalez pursues. MELANIE LAUGHMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



he Elder Panthers men’s soccer team’s record went to 2-0-1 when they beat Fairfield at home 1-0. Scoring the lone goal was junior forward Josh Enginger, with senior keeper Michael Luebbe earning the shutout and six saves.

Fairfield senior forward David Noble and Elder junior midfielder Nicholas Lamping challenge for the header from a goal kick Aug. 30 at Panther Athletic Complex. Elder won 1-0, bringing the record to 2-0-1.

WESTWOOD — The journey for Sam Mattlin began when she was 8 years old, growing up outside of Lawrenceburg, Ind., playing soccer with her friends when a game was just a game. Now she is a junior and lead defender for the Mother of Mercy High School soccer team with first-team All-Girls Greater Catholic League and All-City honorable mention honors under her belt. “I always wanted those honors, but didn’t know I would get them when I was so young,” the junior said. “When I found out about the All-City honor I told myself ‘I can do this.’ My team is always by my side supporting everybody and they never gave up. It was pretty much a team effort.” Soccer was all fun and games in Guilford, Ind., for Mattlin until she moved to Cincinnati and realized how much soccer talent was out there in the big city. “When I was in Guilford it was all public school kids and only those kids playing soccer,” Mattlin said. When I came here there was a variety of players with more potential of being good. I was kind of like ‘wow.’” The junior gives a lot of credit to her uncle, who created the Cincinnati Futbol Academy with his partner, for being in the place she is right now.

“He motivated and pushed me not to give up,” she said. “At first I played with friends and we made up a team as we went and it just took off from there.” Some may get a big head when they receive such high honors as a sophomore. That isn’t the case with Mattlin. “I try to focus on the game and making the team better,” she said . “We want to play together to make us a better team. At practice we work hard to motivate each other so we can get more honors in the GGCL. If we aren’t good as a team, we aren’t as likely to have as many girls to get those honors.” While the honors mean a lot to the junior, the 2012 season and a championship banner are what’s on her mind in the immediate future. “This season we are trying to work better as a team and trying to get a championship banner up on the school board,” she said. “Our goal is to get ‘2012’ up on the board in the gym.” The Bobcats sit at 1-1-1 through Aug. 28 and Mattlin has nearly two full seasons in front of her, but that hasn’t stopped her from thinking about playing at the next level. “I went to some college camps and some college visits over the summer,” Mattlin said. “I got to see a variety of colleges, coaches and players. I’m just trying to find the best fit for me.”


Elder High School junior forward Josh Enginger and Fairfield junior defender Kyle Farrell challenge each other for the ball in the Aug. 30 game at the Panther Athletic Complex. Though not on this play, Enginger scored the only goal in the 1-0 win. MELANIE LAUGHMAN/THE

Mercy junior Sam Mattlin approaches the ball during a match against Purcell Marian last season. Mattlin was named first-team All-GGCL and All-City last season. She is the leader of the Bobcat defense and will look to lead her team deep in the postseason in 2012. THANKS TO MERCY







» Seton’s Erika LaRosa was named the LaRosa MVP of the Week after scoring two goals against Anderson to help lead the Saints to their first victory of the season.


» St. Xavier 33, Indianapolis Cathedral 27 - Junior running back C.J. Hilliard rushed 16 times for 88 yards and scored the go ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter to help St. Xavier come away with the slim 33-27 victory over Indianapolis Cathedral. Hilliard finished the game with two touchdowns. Backfield teammate sophomore Ben Glines also had a huge game with 97 yards on 17 carries. Bombers junior wide receiver Ryan Frey caught five passes for 106 yards and one touchdown. Next: The Bombers host Colerain Sept. 7. » Oak Hills 45, Harrison 21 - The three-headed monster of running back De-

marco Ruffin, Liam Sallquist and wide receiver Alec Steffen combined for four of Oak Hills’ touchdowns. Ruffin finished with 190 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdowns. Sallquist completed 8-of-13 passes for 196 yards and a pair of scores, both of which went to Steffen. Steffen finished with 128 yards. Next: Oak Hills travels to Loveland Sept. 7. » Walnut Hills 37, Western Hills 34 - With 55 seconds left, Eagles junior wide receiver Kendall Fitzgerald caught a 12 yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Kevin Blount to put Walnut Hills up for good. Next: Western Hills travels to Roger Bacon Sept. 7. » Elder 45, Upper Arlington 7. Next: Elder travels to Louisville Trinity Sept. 7.

Boys golf

» Oak Hills placed fifth at the Chase Knecht Memorial Aug. 25 at Weatherwax Golf Course. Junior Ben


Jailah Long of Delhi Township finishes first in the 100 and 200 meter dash at state finals in July 7 at Ohio State University. She will be an eighth-grader this fall at Rapid Run Middle School. PROVIDED

By Tom Skeen

Laumann led the Highlanders with a 77 to finish tied for sixth overall as an individual. The Highlanders placed fifth at the La Salle Invitational Aug. 27. Laumann won medalist honors with a 1-over-par 72. » Fenwick defeated the Elder “B” team 153-168, Aug. 29. Sophomore Josh Rhoads led the Panthers with a 39.

Girls golf

» Seton beat Fenwick by 33 strokes Aug. 28, behind the efforts of Andrea Toth who shot a 3-over 39 to earn medalist honors. Seton shot 183 to finish third in a tri match with Ursuline and Chaminade-Julienne. » Oak Hills defeated Fairfield by nine strokes (169-178) Aug. 29. Mackenzie Laumann earned medalist honors with a 3-underpar 32 for the 6-1 Lady Highlanders.

» Mercy lost to McAuley 184-191, Aug. 29. The Bobcats drop to 3-3 on the season.

Boys soccer

» Elder knocked off Fairfield 1-0, Aug. 30 behind a goal from junior Josh Enginger and a shutout from Michael Luebbe. » Indian Hill blanked Oak Hills 3-0, Aug. 30. » La Salle played Lakota East to a 1-1 tie Aug. 28. Both scores were own goals.

Girls soccer

» Oak Hills improved to 2-0-1 following a 2-1 victory over Walnut Hills Aug. 25. Freshman Sydney Kilgore and sophomore Brianna Frondorf notched goals. » Mercy edged out St. Henry (Ky.) 2-1, Aug. 25 for their first win of the year. Holly Willard and Nicole Stephan put the ball in the net for the Bobcats. The Bobcats lost to McNicholas 3-1, Aug. 27. Katelyn Stapleton scored the lone goal for Mercy.

Blake Meyer finished first overall with a time of 16:23.

Mercy blanked Northwest 6-0, Aug. 30. Junior Julia Kennedy had one save in the shutout. » Mason shutout Seton 3-0, Aug. 27. Seton defeated Anderson 4-1, Aug. 30 behind two goals from senior Erika LaRosa.


» Seton was defeated by McNicholas in straight sets Aug. 28. Seton dropped to 1-2 on the season following a five set loss to Sycamore Aug. 30. » Mercy opened up the season with wins over Roger Bacon and Newport Central Catholic Aug. 28. Mercy lost to Lakota East in straight sets Aug. 30. » Western Hills lost its season-opener to Shroder in five sets Aug. 28. » McAuley beat Oak Hills in straight sets Aug. 30.

Girls tennis

» St. Ursula blanked Seton 5-0, Aug. 28. Turpin slipped by Seton 3-2, Aug. 29. Maggie Walroth came from a set down to win 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in No. 1 singles action for the Saints. Seton was blanked by Ursuline 5-0, Aug. 30. » Mercy lost 5-0 to Ursuline Aug. 28. McAuley beat Mercy 4-1, Aug. 30.


Boys cross country

Coaching staff openings

» Elder won the Finish Timing Invitational with 46 points Aug. 25. Junior Logan Steiner finished third overall with a time of 16:35. » Oak Hills finished fourth at the Finish Timing Invitational Aug. 25. Senior

Cincinnati Thunder Volleyball Club has openings on its coaching staff for the 2012-2013 club volleyball season. There are opportunities for coaching girls and boys. Contact the club through its website at


LaSalle lances CovCath La Salle High School had stellar defense and special teams in a 27-11 win at Lancer Stadium Aug. 31. La Salle touchdowns included a 22yard run from Jason Bell, a 60-yard interception return by Jaleel Hytchye, a 64yard punt return from Jeremy Larkin and a 42-yard fumble recovery from Lemuel Weyer. Jason Rumke converted three of the four extra points (fourth kick blocked). Next up: The Lancers play at Princeton Friday, Sept. 7.

Fieler returns to Manchester team

Oak Hills High School grad Kelsie Fieler is returning to the Manchester University volleyball team this season. She is returning from a 2011 squad that ended 1315. Fieler turned in 177 kills and 30 blocks during her sophomore slate.

La Salle running back Jason Bell (35) runs for a touchdown against Covington Catholic in the first quarter of their Aug. 31 game. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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robberies proliferated. The uneasiness among the farmers reached a peak when Harry Schaibler, 30, of Muddy Creek Karen town was shot Arbogast COMMUNITY PRESS by a lone highwayman around GUEST COLUMNIST 2 a.m. on Sept. 17 on Bridgetown Pike, according to the Times-Star report that same day. Although Schaibler’s attempted robbery occurred outside the city, Cincinnati’s Ninth District sent mounted men to search the area. They found nothing. The Cincinnati Post on Sept. 20 confirms that Cincinnati Police sent detectives to investigate the out-of-jurisdiction robberies as well as patrolmen to search for suspects. Some arrests were made, however the suspects were cleared or else positive identifica-


tions could not be made. Virtually every highway robbery news story published during September described the offenders as African-American. An Oct. 2 Cincinnati Enquirer article, however, stated that “victims and intended victims of the robbers” were beginning to believe that they could have been white men disguised as black. “It is even hinted,” the article concluded, “that that the men may have quickly washed off their make-up after a raid and joined in the search for the ‘black bandits.’” The farmers’ uneasiness was turning to anger. When two highwaymen attempted to hold up John H. Staten on Werk Road Sept. 25, the following day’s Commercial Tribune wrote that Staten, instead of obeying the robbers’ orders to halt, fired on them instead. By late September, 450 frightened residents of Westwood, Bridgetown and Mount Airy, plus Green, Whitewater and Colerain

townships, had organized a Neighborhood Vigilance Society, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 26. Their objective: stop the highwaymen. The robbers fought back, too. On Sept. 30, the Enquirer reported that on Sept. 29, mounted patrolman Jackson, investigating many of these cases, escaped injury from two possible highwaymen near Cleves and Bridgetown pikes when they jumped from the brush and opened fire on him. Jackson fired back, but the two escaped. Finally, we read in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Oct. 6 that James Anderson, one of Rust’s robbers, was found guilty and sentenced to the reformatory by Common Pleas Criminal Judge Jacob H. Bromwell. The disposition of Rust’s other two robbers is not known, nor do we know if any other highwaymen were captured and indicted that summer. Karen R. Arbogast lives n Westwood.

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R – 1st District) met with the family of Charles Pataki, a tank commander in the United States Army during World War II who was held as a POW in Germany for 13 months, to present the family with Paiaki’s World War II medals. After the war, he became a Post Office employee, where he retired. He and his wife, Elizabeth, were married for 64 years until he died in March. They had three children: Carol, Margaret and Andrew. Mrs. Pataki attends Our Lady of Lourdes. The medals presented to the family were: a Purple Heart, POW Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Bronze Star attachment (triple), World War II Victory Medal, and the Honorable Service Lapel Button for World War II. At the presentation were, back row from left, ean O’Neill (son-in-law), Jim Greulich (son-in-law); front row from left, Margaret (Peggy) O’Neill (daughter), Carol Greulich (daughter), Elizabeth Pataki (wife), and Chabot. PROVIDED

Sedamsville gets its historic license plates Sometime in the early 1990s I acquired a 1963 Ford Fairlane in exchange for back rent owed by a tenant of mine. The red paint was faded but the body was straight with very little rust. It ran fine, although thick white smoke bellowed from the tail pipe, annoying everyone who followed within 50 yards. The Fairlane always initiated lively conversation, getting plenty of laughs at my expense. When a co-worker said it looked like the squad car on the old Andy Griffith Show I was nicknamed Barney Fife. “Is that all you can afford? Where’s the cup holders?” they often quipped. My closest family, wanting to spare me, and them, ridicule urged me to sell it. But something told me not to. It was authentic, and it represented a different time and place – a place without pretense. It needed some TLC, but that was part of its appeal that won my affection. The old car’s underdog status made it easy to root for,

but I questioned, “Is it worth the time, effort and money to make it young again?” Then something interestJim Grawe COMMUNITY PRESS ing happened. In an act of GUEST COLUMNIST homage I gave it historic license plates. Suddenly, the Fairlane’s personality changed. The Fairlane, and me, were treated with respect. I was no longer Deputy Fife. Instead I was Sheriff Andy Taylor, someone who appreciates “the finer things” – a renaissance man. The Fairlane’s vindication of sorts came when it met a new Mercedes coupe, eager to transport the old gang to our high school reunion. We were admiring its cup holders when someone noticed the Fairlane’s historic plates; causing the curious crowd to discuss the possibilities of what it could



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Highwaymen had area in fear Highwaymen! That word incited fear among our Western Hills farmers during the waning days of summer in 1912. Fifteen farmers had been robbed as they drove their wagons to the Cincinnati markets that summer, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer accounting Sept. 26. Edward Rust, the first victim, had been held up in Covedale on Aug. 31 by a trio of robbers. Rust gave such a good description of them to police, that when Mounted Patrolman Strauder T. Jackson of Price Hill’s Ninth District saw three suspects matching the description at Rapid Run and Glenway avenues, he drew his revolver, forced the men to raise their hands, then marched them two blocks along the lonely road to a patrol call box, so we read in the Cincinnati Times-Star on Sept. 4. The trio was bound over to the grand jury which indicted them, according to the Commercial Tribune on Oct. 3. But throughout September, the


Jim Grawe and his 1963 Ford Fairlane. THANKS TO JIM GRAWE. become. The Fairlane had awakened our creative and adventurous side. Eager to experience something different, they hopped in for a knee-slapping laughter joy ride to the reunion – the Mercedes followed 50 yards behind! In a way, the historic plates served as the Fairlane’s fountain of youth that completed its circle of life. Deciding that it was worth the investment to make it young again, it became my son’s first car. Similarly the residents of Sedamsville recently paid homage to their neighborhood by

allowing it to be put on the National Register of Historic Places – a distinction granted only to authentic places that are worth making young again. So, if you want to kick Sedamsville’s tires and take it for a test drive, call the Cincinnati Preservation Association. Ask to speak to either Dave or Margo and they will arrange to have you escorted to a different time and place, a place that needs some TLC, a place where you can scratch your creative itch. Jim Grawe is the co-founder of the Covedale Neighborhood Association.

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Armstrong was the first on the moon “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Those were the words uttered by Neil Armstrong as he stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. Most people know that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, but why he was chosen for that honor? Why would a quiet farm boy from Wapakoneta, Ohio, who went on to become a Navy test pilot, be chosen before other more famous astronauts? Not one to seek out fame, Armstrong certainly was not famous before his selection to command the first mission to the moon. Armstrong wasn’t even among the original seven astronauts, featured in the movie “The Right Stuff.” To be sure some of Daryl Smith COMMUNITY PRESS them were no longer GUEST COLUMNIST available. John Glenn, for example, had left to pursue political aspirations. The answer lies from a space mission more than three years earlier when Armstrong was the pilot aboard the Gemini VIII. Gemini was America’s second space program following the Mercury project. Armstrong’s Gemini craft was to dock with another unmanned drone craft in space, using a procedure which would later be essential to the Apollo program when the command module would dock with the lunar module. Shortly after Armstrong completed his approach and docking, Gemini entered the other side of the Earth – away from radio contact with Mission Control – and began to spin without reason. They undocked from the drone, expecting the spinning to stop, but it only increased. The astronauts were caught totally by surprise as the craft began tumbling like a dryer drum, spinning nearly out of control. Armstrong recalled Newton’s First Law of Motion: objects in motion tend to stay in motion. He analyzed the situation and reasoned that some force was needed to counteract the rotation. He deployed a small engine, used for reentry, on another side of the craft and activated the thrust in the opposite direction of the spin. Good leaders maintain their composure in stressful situations and are able to make good decisions under pressure. Armstrong’s demonstration of these abilities resulted in being chosen for one of the great leadership positions of the 20th century: To be the first man on the moon. Daryl Smith, Ph.D., is the director of MSOL (Master of Science in Organizational Leadership) at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

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Award-winning yards Here are the winners of the Delhi Township Yard of the Week.

The Krieg Family of 1105 Hickorywood Court was the winner of the Delhi Yard of the Week in the first week of this summer. PROVIDED

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Exhibit showcases student work from the 2011-2012 school year. Free. Presented by College of Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Gentle progression of postures to ease into a fulfilling Ashtanga practice. Each class engaging in a flow of asanas, creating a moving meditation of energy and heat. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

On Stage - Theater Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., In a plantation house, a family celebrates the 65th birthday of its patriarch, Big Daddy. But the mood is tense, despite the festivities, as longsimmering evils poison the party. $23, $20 students and seniors. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. 2416550; West Price Hill.

Recreation Thursday Night Lightz, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Edgewater Sports Park, 4819 E. Miami River Road, Heads-up car and motorcycle drag racing, burnout competition, music, food and $1 beers. Gates open 6 p.m. $5 off at participating sponsors. $10; $15 to race, requirements available online. Presented by Thursday Night Lightz. Through Oct. 4. 874-2508; Cleves.

Senior Citizens Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township. Come On and Shred It!, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cheviot Savings Bank, 3723 Glenmore Ave., Bring confidential personal and business documents. From drop-off to destruction, all documents will be constantly monitored and protected. Free. 489-4712; Cheviot. Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 9-10 a.m., EarthConnection, $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Fitness, 9-10 a.m., Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Practice ancient styles and modern mix of vinyasa flows, with integrated music. $10, free for members. 451-4900. Westwood.

Festivals Harvest Home Fair, Noon-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 6620524; Cheviot.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., Dew Drop Inn, 8956 Harrison Ave., 3531854. Cleves.

Music - Benefits Music in the Woods, 2-11 p.m., Imago Earth Center, 700 Enright Ave., Music by Jake Speed and the Freddies, the Tillers, Red Cedars and Wild Carrot. Celebrate summer with local foods and drinks, music, family friendly activities and silent auction. Music begins 4 p.m. Benefits Imago Earth Center. $10. 9215124; East Price Hill.

Music - Rock The Gamut, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Pirate’s Den, 3670 Werk Road, 922-3898. Green Township.

On Stage - Theater

River Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128, Plus-level square dance and round dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Miamitown.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Farmers Market


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Cinderella, 6-8:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Must have a resume listing theatrical experience in order to audition. A headshot or picture is appreciated but not required. Auditionees will be asked to read of the script, sing a musical theatre song that best represents his/her voice and may be asked to complete a dance audition. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. Through Sept. 10. 241-6550; West Price Hill. Broadway Bound, 6-8:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Must have a resume listing theatrical experience in order to audition. Headshot/picture appreciated but not required. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Landmark Productions. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Harvest Home Fair, 5-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Music, rides, 4-H exhibits, flower and horse shows, food and drinks. Presented by Kiwanis Club of CheviotWestwood. 662-0524; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Dance Classes

Exercise Classes

Community Dance


Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.


Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township.

Education Historic 1795 Cabin and

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., opens its 11th season with Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 6 through Sept. 30. Tickets are $23, $20 for students and seniors. Pictured are Katie Hamilton-Meier as Maggie and Clifford Nunley as Brick. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit THANKS TO HOLLY YURCHISON Schoolhouse, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Lookout Park, 2008 Lawrenceburg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; North Bend.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Festivals Harvest Home Fair, Noon-10 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 6620524; Cheviot.

On Stage - Theater Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Religious - Community A Transformed Life, 1-4 p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, Motherhouse. Provides context within which to understand both the challenges and the blessings of our journey of seeking God and living in a more contemplative way. $50. Registration required. Through March 10. 347-5449. Delhi Township.

Runs / Walks Harvest Home Fair 5K Dog Walk, 8-11 a.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Registration starts 8 a.m. Meet and walk with other local dog lovers. Includes T-shirt and goody. Giveaway baskets, free fair entrance, photo opportunity and many dog-related items for sale. Benefits Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue. $12 per dog. Registration required. Presented by Fourgotten Paws Animal Rescue. 967-0396; Cheviot.

MONDAY, SEPT. 10 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. floor. Learn foundation steps common in Arab dances throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East. Taught by Irene Mirci in classic Egyptian style, also known as Dance Oriental. $40 for four classes. Registration required. 662-9109; search/facility.aspx?id=40. Westwood.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Yoga for Rookies: An Introduction, 5:45-6:45 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, For participants who have never tried yoga. Class introduces each practitioner to a progression of pranayama (breathing techniques), focus of gaze and asanas (postures) leading to a unique practice for each participant. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township. Strengthening, Flexibility and Core Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Enter at rear of building. Enhance flexibility and strengthen all major muscle groups and core using bands, balls and weights. $7. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Home & Garden

Cinderella, 6-8:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Free. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Gardening Seminar: Flowers for Fall, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Combining fresh annuals, grasses and perennials into your tired summer garden. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.

Community Dance

Senior Citizens

Arabian (Belly) Dance, 6:307:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Ballet/Piano room, second

Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.


TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Education Financial Peace University, 7-8:30 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Weekly through Nov. 6. Get out of debt and take control of your finances. Lessons taught by video with group discussion following. Learn from others who have been successful in getting ahead with money. $100 lifetime membership required. 662-2048; Cheviot.

Exercise Classes Pilates Mat Class, 11 a.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Farmers Market Sayler Park Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Sayler Park, Parkland Avenue and Monitor Street, Farmers Market with homegrown items like fruits, vegetables, desserts, salsas, relishes, jam and olive oil. Presented by Sayler Park Village Council. 675-0496. Sayler Park.

Films Rave Cinema Classic: Kansas City Confidential, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Western Hills 14, 5870 Harrison Ave., An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits. $3. 574-4315; Dent.

Senior Citizens Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780.

Dance Class, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Douce Dance Studio, 3772 Shady Lane, Dance instructions. Ages 2 1/2-adult. Tap, ballet, jazz/hiphop, gymnastics, baton twirling. $25 monthly. Registration required. 941-0202. North Bend.

Exercise Classes Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes, 5:30-6:45 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Sequence of postures to increase strength, flexibility and allow release of stress. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township. Yoga for the Back, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, 370 Neeb Road, Students use breath and movement to lengthen and strengthen the back muscles. Family friendly. $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. Presented by Yoga by Marietta. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township. Wii Bowling, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 Art Exhibits Exhibition of Mount Student Art & Design, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Free. 244-4314; Delhi Township.

Exercise Classes Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7-8 p.m., EarthConnection, $7 drop-in, $30 for five-class pass, $49 for 10-class pass, $85 for 20-class pass. 675-2725; Delhi Township.

On Stage - Theater Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.



Serve after-school snacks that won’t fill kids up The kids are back in school and when they get home, they’re usually hungry. But you don’t want to feed them so much that they have no appetite for dinner. Here are some recipes to make ahead of time for healthy snacking. Check out tips for Rita packing Heikenfeld safe RITA’S KITCHEN lunches, as well on my blog Cooking with Rita at I have to chuckle when I give advice on how to pack safe lunches since all during our school years, we packed lunches without ice packs or thermoses and, yes, used paper bags to tote them. Mom used to pack us fried kibbi sandwiches, and they smelled so good that all the kids wanted to know what they were. I was embarrassed to say what they really were so I would tell them they were Lebanese hamburgers. Today a sandwich like that would be considered very cool! We never got sick either, but as I always say, now that we’re more aware of food spoilage, better safe than sorry.

Pineapple popsicles 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks or 1 14.5 oz. can chunks packed in juice, not syrup, drained


You can add chia or flax seeds to up the Omega 3 content of Rita’s chunky granola. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. ⁄3 cup 2 percent milk A few tablespoons sugar or honey if it needs sweetened (start with 3 tablespoons and go from there)


Process all ingredients in batches in a food processor or blender until as smooth as you like. Pour into molds or cups with wooden sticks inserted, if necessary. Freeze several hours. Makes 8.

Frozen grape skewers

We used to pick grapes from a local vineyard. After making grape juice and jelly, I always had enough left over to make these, which were a favorite of my boys. Use a flat head toothpick and skewer 3-4 grapes on each one. Freeze hard uncovered and then put into freezer containers. Let the kids eat these right out of the freezer.

Idling car harmful to car, health Just two seconds and a turn of the wrist is all it takes to turn off your car engine and be idle free. Idling is harmful to your car, wallet, health, and our air. Many people idle their car to warm up the engine, however, as vehicles are made of many moving parts, to effectively warm up your vehicle simply Megan drive off Hummel slowly. This will warm COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST your transCOLUMNIST mission, tires, suspension, steering and wheel bearings more effectively. Some believe idling uses less fuel than restarting the engine. However, 30 seconds of idling uses more fuel than turning the engine off and then restarting it. If you are stopped for more than 30 seconds, except in traffic, turn off your engine. With gas prices soaring, everyone is trying to get the best mileage. An idling car is the most inefficient car – it gets 0 miles per gallon. Each gallon of gas used produces 19 pounds of carbon dioxide, a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The air pollution released through

idling is found inside vehicles as well as outside. Volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide can cause respiratory infections and cancer. Exposure to these pollutants can be found in a line-up of idling vehicles, such as at a school pick up location or drive-through. Children’s health is particularly at risk as they breathe faster and inhale more air per pound of body weight compared to adults. So turn your engine off, breathe better and save money. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency works with government agencies, businesses, communities and citizens to achieve and maintain healthy air quality for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Southwest Ohio. The Agency is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services (HCDOES) which also encompasses the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. For more information, visit the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency online at or interact with us on Facebook and Twitter. Megan Hummel is the public relations coordinator for the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services.

Health tips from Rita’s kitchen Fresh pineapple helps keeps bones strong. Pineapple also improves digestion and even helps relieve cold symptoms with its high vitamin C content. Pineapple juice is soothing to a sore throat. Grapes, especially if they’re red, contain powerful anti-oxidants.

Rita’s chunky granola

It’s all the rage now. Chunky granola is in. Here’s how to make it. ⁄3 cup maple syrup ⁄3 cup packed brown sugar (I used dark) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract ¼ cup soybean or canola oil ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2 cups sliced almonds or your favorite combination of nuts About 2 cups dried fruit 1


Line a large cookie sheet with parchment or spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk together syrup, sugar, extracts and salt, then whisk in oils. Fold in oats and nuts until coated. Pour onto cookie sheet in thin, even layer and press mixture down until compact. Bake 35-40 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Remove and cool to room temperature. Break into desired chunks. Stir in fruit. Store in airtight container up to three weeks.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Add ¼ cup chia seeds and or 2 tablespoons flax seeds with the oat and nut mixture. The flax and chia are optional but know that they are huge sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart, brain, eyes, nails, skin and hair. Chia is close to flax in Omega 3 and higher in Omega 3 than hemp seeds (yes, they’re edible and I use them a lot). Light brown sugar can be substituted. Use all vanilla extract: 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Sophie’s Run set for Sept. 30 The sixth annual Sophie’s Angel Run, a 5K memorial run/walk/kid’s fun run held in celebration of the life of Sophia Grace Meinhardt, will be at 1 p.m.. Sunday, Sept. 30, in conjunction with St. Jude Parish Oktoberfest in Bridgetown. Sophie, daughter of Bridgetown residents Mark and Missy Meinhardt, was an active and healthy 18-month-old girl who was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor while vacationing with her family at Hilton Head Island in August 2006. Sophie was airlifted from Savannah Hospital to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for further diagnosis and treatment; Sophie died three days later during surgery to


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Wiffle Ball tourney helps cancer research By Connie Ruhe

The eighth annual Family Wiffle Ball tournament Sept. 15, at Kuliga Park in Green Township is one big West Side party to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls, the non-profit that helps young breast cancer patients with meals, housekeeping, transportation and peer support. The games run from 411 p.m. that Saturday, with family-friendly fun, according to Pink Ribbon Girls Founder Tracie Metzger, who serves as ex-

will compete. Registration is online at Sponsorship opportunities Metzger also are available and listed on the organization’s website. A friend who had hosted Wiffle Ball contests in his backyard offered to put on the first tournament for Pink Ribbon Girls in 2005, Metzger said. Now the event takes place at Kuliga Park, 6717

ecutive director of the Cincinnati Region. The gathering includes a home run derby and food booths serving hot dogs, brats and metts. Beer booths are new this year. There will be giveaways, raffles for about 100 baskets, split-the-pot and a silent auction. Sullivan Janszen Band will perform acoustic classic rock live, and a big-screen TV will be set up to show college football games. Of course, there will be a Wiffle Ball tournament, too. Registration is $50 per family of six, and 64 teams

Check students vision to help schoolwork As students around Greater Cincinnati head back-to-school, the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) and Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired are urging families to assess their

child’s vision needs. According to the National Parent Teacher Association, vision problems are the fourth most common disability and prevalent handicapping condition during childhood. Even more alarming, greater than 60

percent of students with learning problems have undiagnosed vision problems contributing to Usalis their difficulties. “As families prepare to send their children back to school, we are encouraging them to check for the warning signs of vision loss to ensure a healthy, successful new year,” CABVI Executive Director John Mitchell said. Clovernook Center President Robin Usalis adds, “These signs can include struggling to see objects at a distance, reading difficulties or sitting too close to the TV.” As students start back up with sports, CABVI and Clovernook Center also want to remind parents to ensure that their children use appropriate eyewear to prevent sports-related eye injuries. Throughout the month, CABVI and Clovernook Center will be posting additional facts and resources on their social media pages. More information, CABVI and Clovernook Center can be accessed at: and, respectively.



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The event has raised more than $100,000 to help young breast cancer survivors. Metzger said Pink Ribbon Girls selects someone who is battling breast cancer each year. For 2012, the organization will honor Bridgetown resident Beth Flanigan, a breast cancer survivor who attends Our Lady of the Visitation Church. “We honor someone that day. We bring up the person and the family,” she said. “It’s very impactful. This is why we’re here.”

Metzger knows from experience how difficult it is to hear a breast cancer diagnosis. She learned she had cancer at age 30, when she had two children under the age of 3. She founded Pink Ribbon Girls to provide the kind of support breast cancer patients need. Today, “My focus is on helping on the day-to-day support,” she explained. “We have a great support system through meals, babysitting, housekeeping and transportation – that’s where the money goes.”

Pollock is Naval Academy grad U.S. Navy Ensign Matthew S. Pollock, son of Jack and Sharon Pollock, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Mary., May 29 and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Pollock successfully completed four years of academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a bachelor of science degree in history. The mission of the Naval Academy is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically

for serving as leaders of Sailors and Marines who have volunteered to serve our country. Following graduation, Pollock has been assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola where he will begin training as a Navy pilot. Considered one of the top educational institutions in the country, the U.S. Naval Academy was founded in 1845 and has graduated more than 77,000 men and women as Naval and Marine Corps Officers. Its graduates include one President, 22

members of Congress, five state governors, 27 chiefs of naval operations, nine commandants of the Marine Corps, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, two Nobel Prize awardees, 52 astronauts, and 4,000 admirals and generals. The Brigade of Midshipmen is comprised of more than 4,300 students from every state and several foreign countries. Pollock is a 2008 graduate of Oak Hills High School.

MEETINGS » Cincinnati City Council meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. When there is a Monday holiday, all meetings including committee meetings are pushed back a day. City Manager: Milton Dohoney Jr. Mayor: Mark Mallory. » Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education usually meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2651 Burnet Ave. Board of Education phone: 475-7000. Superintendent: Mary Ronan. Board President: Eve Bolton. » Delhi Township Trustees meet at 6 p.m. the second and last Wednesday of the month at township offices, 934 Neeb Road. Phone: 922-3111. Administrator: Thomas R. Stahlheber. Board president: Mike Davis. » Price Hill Civic Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Seton K

of C Hall on West Eighth St. (across from St. William Church), Phone: 251-0880. Club President: Mark Armstrong. » East Price Hill Improvement Association meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 3006 W. Eighth St., Phone: 549-3744. Association President: Tom Gamel.


» Board of County Commissioners meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 603 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4400 for information. » Educational Service Center Governing Board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. Call 672-4200 for information. » General Health District meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 250

William Howard Taft Road, Clifton. Call 946-7800 for information. » Regional Planning Commission meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4500 for information. » Rural Zoning Commission meets at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4501 for information. » Board of Zoning Appeals meets at on the second and fourth at Wednesday at the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4502 for information. If you would like your meeting to be considered for this, send the information to memral@communitypress .com.


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Covedale theater has six-show play season “Broadway Bound” Jan. 24-Feb. 17; by Neil Simon. Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with their parents break-up and eventual divorce. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the family is upset to hear a thinlyveiled portrait of themselves played for laughs. Dennis Murphy, director; Nicola Burgun, stage manager. “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” Feb. 28-March 24; by Roger Bean. Four girlfriends gather to celebrate an upcoming wedding. As the bachelorette party picks up steam and the drinks flow, the girls discover more about each others’ love lives than they had ever imagined. Featuring classic songs from the 1960s such as “My Boy Lollipop,” “I Will Follow Him,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “Hey There Lonely Boy” and many others including the title song, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” Dan Doerger director; Greg Underwood choreographer; Sherry McCamley, music director; Erin Meyer, stage manager. “Legally Blonde” April 11-May 5; book by

Heather Hach, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Based on the movie “Legally Blonde,” sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Includes a fun, upbeat score with songs. Tim Perrino, director; Eric Baumgartner, music director; Ashley Bowman, stage manager; Jennifer A. Martin, choreographer. Series Subscription tickets are $108; single tickets $20 for student/ seniors; $23.00 for adults; available at the box office, 4990 Glenway Ave.; by phone at 513-241-6550; and online at Cincinnati Federal Savings is the 2012 – 2013 season sponsor for the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts begins this year’s Saturday Morning Children’s Series with Bright Star Touring Company production of “The Lady of Bullyburg” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The center is at 4990 Glenway Ave. in West Price Hill. Join Lady Kindness as she works to save her town from a visiting bully. With help from the audience and a friendly merchant, she discovers the strength within herself to stand up to the bully, learning a variety of useful tools in the process. This interactive production allows audience volunteers the opportunity to join Lady Kindness on stage and work with her to transform the bully into a friend. For grades pre-K – fifth grade. Tickets are $5 and can be purchase by calling the box office at 513-241-6550; log on to: and purchase online; or in person at the box office ticket counter Subscription packages are still available for just $24 for all six shows. Shows in the series are:

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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2012-2013 seasons features a classic dramas, musicals and comedies. Show titles, dates and descriptions: “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” Sept. 6-30; by Tennessee Williams In a plantation house, a family celebrates the 65th birthday of its patriarch, Big Daddy. But the mood is tense, despite the festivities, as long-simmering evils poison the party. Greed, sins of the past and desperate clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. A gripping and deeply moving play, “Cat” has held its own as a classic of the American theater with brilliant scenes of lashing dramatic power. Greg Procaccino, director; Carissa Gandenberger, stage manager. “I Do! I Do!” Oct. 18Nov. 11; book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt. The story of a marriage is at the center of “I Do! I Do!” The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day and traces their life together over a period of 50 years, until the day they leave their house to the next pair of newlyweds. In that time we watch them go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, negotiate mid-life crises, quar-

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Every spring Steve Applegate gets out his bike and begins taking long rides to train for his favorite trip of the year. For 14 straight summers the Cleves resident has traveled to Minnesota to participate in the Habitat 500, a 500-mile bicycle ride benefiting Habitat for Humanity. “It’s a nice ride to do because you’re helping a good cause,” the 69-yearold said. Applegate started doing the fundraising ride in 1999 upon a challenge from the minister of his church. “I was not a biker, but I was just riding as a Sunday afternoon hobby,” he said. At the time, he said he occasionally pedaled a tandem bicycle with his friend, Mike Hain, who is blind. Applegate said his minister saw them out riding one day and encour-

Cleves resident Steve Applegate pedals his recumbent bicycle along a rural road in Minnesota while participating in the Habitat 500, an annual bike ride benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Applegate has taken part in the 500-mile ride every summer for 14 years. THANKS TO STEVE APPLEGATE aged them to get in shape and ride in the Habitat 500. They trained for the ride, and Applegate said they rode as a tandem team in the event for five years.

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schools and colleges, he said. They eat many of their meals at churches and enjoy the homemade feasts the locals whip together, he said. “Some people actually gain weight on the ride,” he said. Applegate and his fellow bikers make sure they take at least one day off from the seven-day ride to help with a Habitat for Humanity home under construction. He said this year he helped build the 2,000th home Habitat has constructed in Minnesota. He said he likes the fact Habitat is a “hand-up” organization rather than a

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DEATHS James Combs James A. Combs, 78, Delhi Township, died Aug. 21. He was an operations manager with the United States Postal Service. Survived by children Brian (Valerie) Combs, Karen (Arthur) Fields; grandchildren Combs Carly, Tracy Fields; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Patricia Combs, siblings Claude, Fred, Helen Combs, Edith Scholl, Lois Johnson. Services were Aug. 25 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hamilton Community Foundation, Arthur Fields Tennis Fund, 319 N. Third St., Hamilton, OH 45011 or Rosemary Vassolo Education Scholarship Fund, McNicholas High School, 6536 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Gary Gilkeson Gary B. Gilkeson, 54, died Aug. 27. Survived by daughter Alicia Gilkeson; mother Dolores Alicia Gilkeson; siblings Ernest (Mary), Keith (Bonnie), Diana, Jeffrey (Sheila) Gilkeson, Susan Fangmann, Rebecca Mullins; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Bernard Gilkeson. Services were Sept. 1 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to Alicia's Scholarship Fund.

Jeanette Hust Jeanette Hust, 84, Delhi Township, died Aug. 25.

Survived by children Darlene Ferdon, Edwin (Robin) Sturgis; grandchildren Gary Frederick Jr., Tonya Lynn, Kelly Sturgis, Paul, Danielle, Danny, Anthony. Preceded in death by husband Edwin Sturgis, daughter Mary Fay Manis. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

James Justice James M. Justice, 78, Delhi Township, died Aug. 26. He was a manager at Cincinnati Bell. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife LaVerne Justice; children Jana Lynn Hart, Joe (Lindsay) Justice, Jill (Perry) Brunner; siblings Justice Kenton, Jerry, Jack; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Services were Aug. 30 at Our Lady of Victory. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to Our Lady of Victory School.

Jack Lauck John U. “Jack” Lauck, 79, Price Hill, died Aug. 19. He was a contractor for Morlite Awning. He was an Army veteran of the Korean era. Survived by wife Vernice Lauck; children John F. (Mary Anne), Robert (Elayne), Andrew (Deborah), Christopher (Susanne), Victoria (Roger MacGregor) Lauck, Cynthia Jung, Barbie (Martin) Walsh; son-inlaw Gary Murray, daughter-inlaw Diane Lauck; siblings Ron, Don, Frank Lauck, Betty Selhorst,

Marlene Backscheider; 31 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by children Debra Lauck Murray, Douglas Lauck, parents Francis, Frances Lauck. Services were Aug. 25 at Holy Family Church. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to: Holy Family Food Pantry, 3006 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Beverly Moore Beverly Brown Moore, 81, died Aug. 27. Survived by children Elaine Offill, William (Cynthia), Stephen (Barbara) Schmidt, Yvonne Snyder; siblings Joseph Brown, Leslie Baur; six grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren. Moore Preceded in death by husband William Moore. Services were Aug. 30 at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Barry Reed Sr. Barry P. Reed Sr., 66, died Aug. 28. Survived by children Ella Paige, Tracy Blair, Barry Jr. (Sherri), Brian Reed; brother Larry (the late Kathrine) Reed; seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Alyce Reed. Services were Aug. 31 at

Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, 1700 Young St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or Reed McMillan Legacy Fund, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Robert Scott Robert Bernard Scott, 77, East Price Hill, died Aug. 24. He was a security guard at Deaconess Hospital. Survived by sisters Helen (Ron) Strack, Mary (the late James) Reed; nieces and nephews Cathy Weidner, Joseph Strack, James (Kathy), Carla Reed; friend Ralph Doth. Preceded in death by siblings Walter, Annette Scott. Services were Aug. 27 at St. Lawrence Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

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Irma Staples Irma Coyne Staples, 82, Delhi Township, died Aug. 28. She was a homemaker. She served as president of the Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati. Survived by husband Martin Staples Sr.; children Linda (Donald) Biehl, Martin (Katarina) Staples Staples Jr.; grandchildren Cory, Amanda, Anna, Sara. Services were Aug. 31 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

David Swafford David Swafford, died Aug. 21. He was a delivery man. Survived by daughter Anita

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Arrests/citations Tamara Myers, 44, 5290 Whitmore Drive, driving under suspension at 400 block Pedretti Avenue, Aug. 19. Brett T. Stoffell Jr., 24, 4111 Weber Lane, theft at 5423 Cannas Drive, Aug. 15. Toni Bundy, 42, 3342 Ainsworth Drive, driving under suspension at 4000 block Foley Road, Aug. 20. Lynne Stanton, 47, 1105 Woodlawn Ave., driving under suspension at 4000 block Foley Road, Aug. 20. Ryan McRoy, 33, 138 Sweet Briar, driving under suspension at 4000 block Delhi Road, Aug. 23. Nora Boyd, 25, 924 Grand, driving under suspension at 500 block Pedretti Avenue, Aug. 24. Louis I. Mincy, 30, 917 McPherson, driving under suspension at 500 block Pedretti Avenue, Aug. 24. Florence Douglas, 22, 8384 Anthony Wayne, driving under suspension at 500 block Pedretti Avenue, Aug. 24. Michael D. Campbell, 32, 945 Seton Ave, Apt. 1, theft at 4958 Delhi Road, Aug. 21. Emily E. Hein, 34, 2733 East Tower Drive, Apt. 141, traffic violation at 4300 Delhi Road, Aug. 22. Carrey Tidmore, 42, 3840 Glenmore Ave., drug offense at 4501 Foley Road, Aug. 23. Brandy N. Matthew, 22, 510 Isabella St., Apt. 301, theft at 4536 Herzog Place, Aug. 24. Jesse L. Mardis, 34, 517 Trenton Ave., violation of court order at 4794 Fehr Road, Aug. 24. Angela M. Little, 38, 279 Main St., assault at 5132 Delhi Road, Aug. 25.

Court, Aug. 6. Items stolen from home at 4402 Hillside Ave., Aug. 19. Various items stolen from apartment at 4470 Fehr Road, Apt. 4, Aug. 19. Money and checks stolen from residence at 6296 Gardenlake Court, Aug. 6. Unknown person attempted to gain access to home, damaged front door at 771 Trio Court, Aug. 21. Criminal damaging Vehicle window broken by rock at 5357 Rapid Run Road, Aug. 7. Damage to vehicle at 5520

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 GPS stolen from vehicle at 5313 Panther Court, Aug. 25. Unknown person attempted to pry open St. Vincent de Paul donation boxes behind St. Dominic Church at 4551 Delhi Road, Aug. 26. Power wheels stolen from yard at 339 Glenore Ave., Aug. 26. Trespassing Someone entered residence without permission at 1119 Betty Lane, Apt. 1, Aug. 24. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Suspect has not returned victim’s car at 4461 Glenhaven Road, Apt. 1A, Aug. 16.

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DELHI TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS CASE VA2010-1 The Delhi Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold the continuation of a hearing on an appeal from a decision of the Delhi Township Zoning Inspector on Tuesday evening, September 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Delhi Township Administration Building, located at 934 Neeb Road, Delhi Township, Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati, 45233). This appeal, filed by Robert W. Phair (property owner), requests that a variance be granted so to allow the continued situation of an existing four foot (4’) high fence, less than seventy- five percent (75%) open, in the east rear, south side and north side yards at 4386 Champdale Lane. The subject property is located in the "C" Residence District as shown on the maps of the Delhi Township Zoning Resolution. Anyone may appear in person or be represented by an attorney if they so wish. This request is on file at the Delhi Township Department of Development Services, located at 697 Neeb Road (Fire Department Headquarters), Cincinnati, Ohio 45233, and can be reviewed during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) for at least ten days prior to the public hearing on the application. Thomas R. Stahlheber, Director Department Of Development Services 1001724278




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‘Cat’ opens Covedale season By Connie Ruhe

Just as summer winds down, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” starts sizzling at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 6 through 30. The classic Tennessee Williams drama – the first of the Covedale Center’s 11th season – is set in the steamy Mississippi Delta and introduces audiences to cotton tycoon Big Daddy Pollitt and his dysfunctional family.


Mary and Jerry of Delhi Township will celebrate 50 years of marriage on September 8, 2012. They have 8 children: Janice (Bob) Huesman, Jerry (Tami) Jones, Joe (Melissa) Jones, Jen (Larry) Bethel, Jason Jones, Jeanna Jones, Julie (Chuck) Crusham, and Jessica Jones; 9 grandchildren: Joshua and Zachary Huesman, Jeremy and Meredith Jones, Joe and Samantha Jones, and Blake, Brooke, and Cate Bethel. Mary is a retired homemaker who raised 8 very grateful children and Jerry, after many years of hard work to support his ever growing family, retired from CSX Intermodal in December, 2010 and now works for Meals on Wheels, delivering food to the elderly. A family celebration dinner is planned at Montgomery Inn Boathouse and their children are sending them on a week’s vacation to Ft. Myers Beach, FL. Happy 50th Anniversary, Mom and Dad! Thanks for all of your sacrifices over the years! We love you very much!

“This whole thing is about keeping secrets that leads to lies,” explained director Greg Procaccino, who has been working Cincinnati’s theater scene onand off-stage for years. The production focuses on relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family – especially between son Brick and Brick’s wife, Maggie, the “Cat.” “This is the real play Tennessee Williams wrote in 1955,” he explained, not exactly the 1958 film ver-

LEGAL NOTICE DELHI TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS CASE VA2012-3 The Delhi Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing on an appeal from a decision of the Delhi Township Zoning Inspector on Tuesday evening, September 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Delhi Township Administration Building, located at 934 Neeb Road, Delhi Township, Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati, 45233). This appeal, filed by Robert Young (owner), requests that a variance be granted so to permit construction of an accessory structure (detached garage) in the west front yard at 446 Greenwell Road. The subject property is located in the "C" Residence District as shown on the maps of the Delhi Township Zoning Resolution. The Zoning Resolution prohibits accessory structures in any yard other than a rear yard in all Residence districts. Anyone may appear in person or be represented by an attorney if they so wish. This request is on file at the Delhi Township Department of Development Services, located at 697 Neeb Road (Fire Department Headquarters), Cincinnati, Ohio 45233, and can be reviewed during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) for at least ten days prior to the public hearing on the application. Thomas R. Stahlheber, Director Department Of Development Services 1001724281

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