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Our Lady of Victory students jump for joy after finishing the first of many more laps during the school Victory Walk.

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Firefighters: Look at trustee By Heidi Fallon

Members of the two Delhi Township firefighters unions have asked township Adminstrator Gary Schroeder to launch an investigation into recent actions by Trustee Jerry Luebbers. In an Oct. 14 letter, the unions cite several incidents involving Luebbers and the fire department. Those include a September civic association forum to discuss the timing of police and fire levies. From there, firefighters cite Luebbers’ exchange during and after the Sept. 28 trustee meeting. Both Pete Pritchard, representing the part-time union and Brian Wandstrat, president of the full-time union, addressed trust-


ees. Pritchard called for an apology from Luebbers for disciplining Fire Chief Bill Zoz in front of firefighters regarding a political flyer in the Neeb Road fire house

Sept. 14. During his time at the podium, Wandstrat apologized for the flyer being in the fire station. In the letter to Schroeder, firefighters wrote they viewed Luebbers’ behavior at the Sept. 28 meeting as “openly hostile” and that Luebbers “made several veiled threats.” Firefighters also wrote that during their presentations to trustees that night, “Trustee Luebbers looked over at the

fire chief and pointed and said ‘I will deal with you later. He later turned to the fire chief, pointed, and said ‘I’ll get you.’” Wandstrat confirmed that another accusation in the letter involved a confrontation between him and Luebbers outside the trustee meeting Sept. 28. Wandstrat said he was getting a drink of water when Luebbers approached him. Luebbers is accused of pushing Wandstrat, yelling and “shoving his finger into his shoulder repeatedly.” The letter states that both bargaining units deem the incidents and “threat of future retaliation” unacceptable and “disturbing,” as well as a “distraction” having a negative impact on the department morale. “Our organizations feel that

we are under attack by Trustee Luebbers, he is head hunting anyone who wishes to exercise their First Amendment right to speech.” The letter asks Schroeder to investigate the allegations and “put a stop to this unprofessional behavior and conduct from Trustee Luebbers.” Schroeder said he has discussed the letter with all three trustees individually and is in the process of determining an outside agency to do the investigation. “All three trustees indicated they feel this is a serious matter and we are looking at the best way to proceed,” Schroeder said. Luebbers said he needed time to review the letter before making any comment.

Memorial to fallen Marines includes West Sider By Kurt Backscheider

Coming down The first phase of a demolition project to raze four houses along Rapid Run Road has started. The $1.3 million project will tear down the flood prone homes in the 5200 block of Rapid Run Road and redevelop the properties into green areas. Full story, A3

Sign language After a Delhi Township businessman was cited for violating the township’s political sign zoning regulation, trustees decided to withdraw that citation and take a look at rewriting the sign code. Although the citation as withdrawn, the businessman has retained a lawyer. Full story, A6

New director Delshire Middle School music teacher Chelsey Sweatman is excited to be this year’s director of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir West Satellite Choir, one of six satellite choirs in the Tri-state. Full story, A5

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When Pat Murray looks at the images of the Marines who are forever remembered on The Lima Company Memorial she immediately thinks about her son. The Miami Township woman’s son, Sgt. David Kreuter, is one of the Marines enshrined on the eight-panel memorial. He was among the 23 members of Marine Reserve unit Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country while fighting the war in Iraq in the summer of 2005. “The memorial really means a lot to our family,” Murray said. “It embodies my son and everything he stood for. It makes me feel good to see him for who he was as a young man.” The touching memorial is coming to the West Side, and the public is invited to view it. The Lima Company Memorial: The Eyes of Freedom, will be on display through Thursday, Nov. 3, in the media center at Taylor High School, 36 Harrison Ave., North Bend. “We want to share this exhibit,” said Taylor Assistant Principal Trish Duebber. “This is a huge deal.” Anita Miller, an artist in Columbus, had a vision to create a traveling exhibit to honor the fallen Marines of Lima Company. Her detailed, life-sized portraits of the Marines were unveiled in the Ohio State House in 2008, and the memorial now travels to tell the story of love and sacrifice and serve as a reminder of the great price men and women Kurt Backscheider/The Community Pressare willing to pay for this nation. “Eight freestanding paintings depict the 23 fallen and are accompanied by their boots and an everliving candle,” Duebber said. She said Murray contacted her and asked whether Taylor High School would be interested in hosting the memorial. Kreuter grew up in Miami Township and attended Three Rivers schools before going on to graduate from St. Xavier High School. “She thought it would be a great opportunity for us, so we worked hard to get it here,” Duebber said. “Everyone who wants to see it is welcome to visit our school.” Murray said aside from the powerful images on the memorial, the greatest thing

Taylor High School Assistant Principal Trish Duebber, center, checks out a print of a painting honoring three fallen Marines from Lima Company with Taylor seniors Trent Lammers, left, and Kaleb Sisson. The Lima Company Memorial: The Eyes of Freedom will be on display at Taylor through Thursday, Nov. 3. One of the Marines in the painting is Sgt. David Krueter, a Miami Township native who was among the 23 members of Lima Company who died serving their country in Iraq in the summer of 2005. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


After Taylor High School is finished hosting The Lima Company Memorial: The Eyes of Freedom, the memorial will move to Shiloh United Methodist Church in Delhi Township. The church, 5261 Foley Road, will host it from Friday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 6. The memorial will return to Cincinnati again from Monday, Nov. 28, through Friday, Dec. 2, when Sgt. David Kreuter’s alma mater, St. Xavier High School, will host the exhibit.

about the memorial is that it honors all the men of Lima Company who lost their lives in Iraq. “All of their names are listed on this memorial,” she said. “It’s not just our son. This is about the

sacrifices all of these brave men and their families made.” Duebber enlisted the help of Taylor seniors Trent Lammers and Kaleb Sisson to help spread the word about the memorial’s visit to the high school. Lammers and Sisson said they jumped at the chance to help. “This is one of those stories you don’t hear much about anymore, so it’s nice to be able to honor these Marines,” Sisson said. “I hope the students at Taylor appreciate the fact we have an opportunity to see it.” Lammers added, “It’s a great way to pay tribute to our servicemen and women who are fallen.” An opening reception and presentation of the memorial was scheduled for Oct 26. For more information about visiting the memorial, call the high school at 467-3200.

Delhi Twp. opening Neeb Road firehouse By Heidi Fallon

Delhi Township firefighters combined fun with fire safety lessons during the department’s annual open house

Oct. 16 at the Neeb Road fire house. “The open house gives us a chance to meet the residents and let them see the equipment, meet the firefighters, ask questions and learn about

fire safety,” said Lt. Dan Albertz, who helped organize the fire safety open house. Children got to dress in full firefighter gear, try their aim squirting a fire house at a make-believe house fire and

climb aboard fire trucks. The fire museum also was open for tours. The department had scaled back some of its past open house offerings, including free food, to save money.



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‘Trunk or Treat’

The Volunteers of America High School Action Team Program is working with Seton and Elder high schools to host a “Trunk or Treat event. Students at Elder and Seton will open the trunks of their cars and pass out Halloween candy from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Seton.

The event is designed to engage schools and daycare centers in Price Hill and provide a fun, safe means for neighborhood children to trick-or-treat for Halloween.

Political debate

Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Tim Burke and Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou will debate the subject of "balance" just three days before the election. Brian Thomas of 55KRC will moderate the debate, which tackles the question, "What does our economy need to attain balance?" Is less spending the answer, are tax increases the an-

By Heidi Fallon

Dress for Success is more than a motto. It’s a mission. Volunteers and staff for the nonprofit organization are bringing that mission to College Hill to help keep their efforts going. Founded by Mary Ivers, Mount Lookout, Dress for Success helps women have the appropriate clothing and skills to tackle job interviews. “I was in a semi-retired position, looking for an opportunity to help others and ended up bringing Dress for Success to Cin-

cinnati,” Ivers said. After establishing the foundation, Ivers and her small staff and larger roster of volunteers opened the 4th Street Boutique. It sells donated, highquality clothing that doesn’t meet the fashion needs of the women preparing for the work force. “We wanted to bring a shop like we have downtown into the community,” said Maureen Sayre, a Dress for Success board member and Green Township resident. “We wanted a neighborhood that had a diversity of income and race, and a community ready to sup-


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The Delhi Historical Society will present a presentation and book signing by Joe Flickinger from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the society’s Farm House, 468 Anderson Ferry Road. Flickinger, a Oak Hills High School graduate, has written “A Bicentennial History of Green Township.” Call451-4313 for more information.

Eden Chapel United Methodist Church, 150 Dahlia Ave. in Sayler Park, has its annual turkey dinner Saturday, Nov. 12. Dinner is served from 4:30-7 p.m. with a menu that includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw and homemade desserts.

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Mary Ivers, founder of the Dress for Success nonprofit foundation, lends a hand with other volunteers in the group's 4th Street Boutique. port our mission. We found all of that and more here in College Hill. There is so much energy here and people have gone out of their way to help us and make us feel welcome.” While the counseling they provide women will remain at their 4th Street headquarters, the boutique will open to savvy shoppers Thursday, Sept. 8, with a grand opening planned for Sept. 22. Proceeds from the boutique, 5838 Hamilton Ave., will go directly to Dress for Success. Sandy Hart, Finneytown, makes sure a mannequin is accessorize to show off the merchandise at the 4th Street Boutique College Hill. Hart is a volunteer with the Dress for Success nonprofit foundation and its boutique. Heidi Fallon/Staff The shop will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday. Clothing donations are accepted during those hours as well. Kelly Collison, a Sycamore Township woman on the organization board, said the women she helps Dress for Success are referred by a variety of social agencies. “They are all ages with different levels of skills or none at all,” she said. “They may be returning to the work force or may never have had a job. They may be coming from an abusive situation, be battling addictions or be in the court system; but self-esteem is their biggest hurdle. “We help them set up job interviews, build a resume, have mock job interviews and coach them on the interview process. The biggest mistake anyone interviewing for a job is not dress appropriately.” For more information, call 651-3372.

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Glenway Auto Center opens new body shop By Kurt Backscheider

When Mark Ackerman and Phil Purkiser decided to open the Glenway Auto Center they also planned to eventually expand the business to include a body shop. A little more than one year after opening the center’s service department, their plan to add a body shop has come to fruition. Glenway recently opened a body shop in the former Wullenweber Collision Center at 6315 Harrison Ave. in Green Township, less than one half-mile down the road from Glenway’s service department. “We discussed getting back into the body shop business when Phil and I were talking about opening this auto center,” Ackerman said. “Phil was my service director at Glenway Chevrolet for 15 years. He really has the knowledge and experience to make this all possible.” Ackerman was the fourth-generation owner of the Glenway Chevrolet dealership before General Motors closed it in November 2009. After the forced closure, he and Purkiser teamed up to open the Glenway Auto Center in the old E-check garage on Harrison Avenue. Purkiser said they wanted to make sure they had the service side of the business up and running smoothly before opening the body shop component of the auto center. When the opportunity to lease the body shop facility at Wullenweber presented itself, the business partners jumped on it. “We were ready to move right in and open for business,” Purkiser said. The body shop has five employees right now, and he said they can do everything from collision repair and repainting to framework and detailing. “It’s a full-service body shop,” he said. Ackerman said the 10,000-square-foot shop is also environmentally friendly. He said it features a waste oil burner they use to heat the facility, it has fluorescent lighting throughout the shop and its two paint booths utilize a waterborne paint system that reduces volatile organic compound emissions by 90 percent. “We’ve gone as green as we could go,” he said. Ackerman said Glenway has been in the

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Demolition begin on homes along Rapid Run Road Tom Leidenbor, a technician with Glenway Auto Center's new body shop, smooths out a quarter panel while repairing a vehicle. The new full-service body shop features 10,000 square feet of space. body shop business for a long time – dating back to the very early days of the old dealership. He said he company's reputation for quality service, coupled with a great location on Harrison Avenue, should help make it a success. “We want to get the word out to all our customers,” he said. “Nobody wants to have to use a body shop, but we’re here to take care of them in the event they do.” Ackerman thanked the West Side community for being so supportive of the auto center since it opened in June 2010. “When I talk to people, they’re so happy we’ve been able to be successful after losing the dealership,” he said. The new body shop aims to build on that success. Purkiser said, “We expect to be here for a long time.” Visit the auto center’s website at http:// Get your Green Township news every day. Sign up for the online newsletter at


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The first phase of a demolition project to raze four houses along Rapid Run Road started Oct. 17. The $1.3 million project will tear down the flood prone homes in the 5200 block of Rapid Run Road and redevelop the properties into green areas. Ron Ripperger, Delhi Township public works director serving as the project manager, said most of the money is coming from federal funding with the Metropolitan Sewer District contributing $332,000 to the project. There are a total of 13 homes identified for the acquisition project, Ripperger said. Four of the remaining nine homes have been purchased with offers being negoiated on the remaining five. All of the properties have been plagued by flooding for decades. “The size of the water

lems for us,” said Judy Flaig, adding that her family sleeps much better after selling and moving from their Rapid Run Road home. “Now when it rains, I don’t stand guard around my house waiting for the water to come in like I used to.” Ripperger said the second phase will be about $1.8 million with the same funding sources. MSD will maintain the green areas once all the demolitions are completed.

shed is bigger thanyou would think,” Ripperger said. “The area is aptly named Rapid Run for good reason. “The water runs down the street high enough to jump the curbs and sidewalk straight down the driveway to the basement.” Homeowners and renters have dealt with water damage to appliances, vehicles and furniture on the lower levels of the homes for decades. “The acquisition of our home solved a lot of prob-

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gregation has been having the tasty fundraiser the last seven years. Money raised from the pastry sales goes to support charities of the congregation's Philoptochos women's group. Eleni Zaferes, Kenwood, is the organizer again this year and said the 20-25 Philoptochos members will be in the church kitchen two days a week until the bake sales start Dec. 9. “We started the Sweet Treats from the Greeks af-

ter people kept asking us to have the pastries available besides the Panegyri summer festival,” Zaferes said. “We start baking for the Panegyri in March.” In a precise assembly line fashion, the volunteers devote one week of baking for each of the eight delicacies. Included in the menu of treats will be the popular baklava, traditional and chocolate; galatobouriko, a custard pastry with syrup; melomakarouna, a spiced cookie with nuts; and ravani, a sponge cookie without nuts. For those who want to try their culinary skills in replicating the treats, the Philoptochos cookbook “Favorites,” will be available to buy during the bake sales. The Sweet Treats will be at the church, 7000 Winton Road, Dec. 9-11. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10; and noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 11. For more information call the church at 591-0030.

Eleni Zaferes, left, Kenwood, and Mina Sideris, Miami Heights, carve through a 55-pound mound of butter as the women of the Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Finneytown start their annual Sweet Treats from the Greeks baking. PHOTOS BY BY HEIDI FALLON Angela Storch, Mason, and Olga Christopher, Green Township, were part of the assembly of bakers preparing batches of baklava for the Sweet Treats from the Greeks bake sale in December at the Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Finneytown.





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Delshire music teacher leading choir Delshire Middle School music teacher Chelsey Sweatman is excited to be this year’s director of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir West Satellite Choir, one of six satellite choirs in the Tri-state. “I love the mission of the Cincinnati Children’s Choir. It’s not only about choral singing, vocal techniques, and musicianship skills. It’s teaching students how to be good people while building character,” she said. Travis Hunt, Delshire principal said, “Chelsey is so passionate about music, but more so, she is passionate about her students and their learning. I appreciate her dedication to the community and getting the Delshire students involved in something beyond school activities.” The satellite choir program is non-competitive and focuses on artistry, arts education, building community and self-esteem. The West Satellite Choir began last year and enrollment was low because not many parents and students were aware of it. The choir is open to all children in grades three through six on the West Side of town. Sweatman hopes to build the numbers and keep the singers interested in the program to participate in both 10week sessions. “That’s the only way they’re really going to grow and benefit from the program,” Sweatman

said. The first quarter runs October through mid-December and the second runs January through March. Students in the satellite choir will Sweatman perform in three concerts over the two sessions. “It’s really about developing the singer and having fun in the process,” she said. During the performances children from all of the six satellite choirs join together to connect and perform with the Cincinnati Children’s Choir in the Corbett Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. Sweatman is encouraging her Delshire music students and any children in the area to attend the group audition 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Faith Fellowship Church, 6734 Bridgetown Road. The program tuition is $150 per quarter including uniform polo shirt and financial aid is available. To register your child for an audition, complete the online form at auditions/satellite-choir/. For more information visit




Mercy unveils new logo, launches spotting contest By Kurt Backscheider

You may have noticed them. Mother of Mercy High School billboards and yard signs have been popping up all over the city. At the start of this school year, Mercy unveiled a new logo and tag line in preparation for the school’s centennial year in 2015. “Our new logo allows us to better capture the excellence that is Mercy with our relentless attention on individual excellence, as well as the amazing strides we are making toward our vision for the future,” said Kirsten MacDougal, Mercy’s president. Mercy spokeswoman Jenny Kroner-Jackson said the new graphic maintains the traditional elements of the school’s original logo, but also reflects the school’s scholarly achievement. The new logo is prominent on the billboards.

She said the logo also depicts a young woman’s journey to her future with Christ by incorporating a “movement” of blue ribbons that flow directly through the distinctive Mercy cross and into the light. Along with the new look, she said Mercy leaders wanted a public position statement communicating the core essence of a Mercy education, its impact on the lives of young women and Mercy’s pervasive educational philosophy. The statement is summed up in two words – “Be Inspired.” “Mercy girls are not only inspired by their teachers and the innovative and technologically dynamic learning environment of the school, but also by one another,” Jackson said. She said the school is also redesigning its website to reflect the “new” Mercy and work toward providing visitors with a

site that is easier and more informative to use, as well as more “inspiring.” The billboard campaign was launched in September and Mercy community members all over the city are invited to participate in a billboard contest that runs until Monday, Oct. 31. Jackson said if a billboard is spotted simply go to Facebook and “like” the Mother of Mercy High School official fan page and post the location of the billboard. She said one entry per board will be accepted and entered into a drawing for four tickets to Mercy’s fall musical, “Hairspray.” The contest features other Mercy prizes as well, she said. For more details and contest rules, visit MotherofMercyHighSchool or Mercy’s website at

Mercy forms first dance team Former BenGal Julie Leis Raleigh is launching the school’s first-ever performance dance team. Raleigh is a1982 Mercy graduate. The team, named the Sapphire Girls, already have been selected to represent Mercy at the High School All-Star Dance and Cheer Event held at Paul Brown Stadium Jan. 1. “I'm really excited that I get to be a part of Mercy’s first dance team,” said senior Meagan Wocher of Western Hills. “I know often times a dance team becomes a deciding factor for some incoming freshmen so Im thrilled that Mercy now offers a dance team as an opportunity for students.” A dance team addition has been on Mercy’s agenda the past few years. When Raleigh joined Mercy’s staff as auction fundraiser and heard the need for someone to start up a dance team she offered to move things forward. “We are delighted that Julie will bring her high-energy and professional experience to not only our annual auction and special events, but also to ‘kicking-

Julie Leis Raleigh leads a recent Mercy dance team practice. PROVIDED

off’ our Mercy Dance Team,” said Kirsten MacDougal, Mercy president. “We have been exploring different dance program possibilities at Mercy for a few years and with Julie’s arrival came the perfect opportunity. She brings the expertise to make Mercy’s

dance program unique from any other high school in the city and the commitment to ensure our young women’s experience is of the highest quality in training and performance.” Raleigh was a BenGal during the late 1980s and currently coordinates the Junior BenGals, a youth cheer program for the Bengals. She also directs the Cincinnati Commando Cuties, the official dance team for Cincinnati’s championship professional indoor arena football team. Mercy alumna Ellen Bastin, class of 2011, will assist Raleigh in leading the dance team. In addition, several other current and former BenGals have offered to be guest choreographers, including current BenGal Allison Schweinfest, and BenGal alumnae Tara Wilson and Brooke Griffin, Miss Fitness Universe 2008, as well as Raleigh’s daughter, Chelsea, a Miami University cheerleader, and 1991 Mercy graduate Shannon Davis, owner of Gotta Dance. “I am excited to provide this great opportunity for all the girls at Mercy no matter what the skill level is, so that they can enjoy the fine art of dance,” said Raleigh.

Mercy senior receive two top honors

Students at St. Teresa of Avila School recently gathered for an all-school Mass on the feast day of St. Francis Assisi. They were allowed to bring their pets for a special blessing. Preparing for the Blessing of the Pets Mass are, from left Camryn Gramke, Tyler Schutte (dressed as St. Francis) and Alexa Ramstetter. PROVIDED

September was a month filled with honors for Mother of Mercy High School Senior Amber Volmer. In early September, the Mercy senior was selected to receive the Honda-OSU Partnership Math Medal Award for the Class of 2012. Her selection was based on academic performance in mathematics through the end of her junior year. Volmer is now part of the second group of high school seniors in southwestern Ohio who will receive this award from the Honda-OSU Partnership Program, located at the Ohio State University in the College of Engi-

neering. “Amber is an exceptional student who is constantly looking to learn more and to find ways to apply the knowledge in Volmer her math and science classes,” said Stave Baker, mathematics and science teacher at Mercy. The Honda-OSU Partnership Program is a unique partnership between OSU and Honda that supports initiatives in education, research and public service. The program positively impact students, faculty, engineers and the

transportation industry as a whole. Volmer will be recognized at a special ceremony on Oct. 22 at the General Electric Aviation Learning Center in Cincinnati. And at the end of September, she was notified that she has been named a Commended Student for the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2012 competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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Delhi trustees opt to drop political sign citation By Heidi Fallon

After a Delhi Township businessman was cited for violating the township’s political sign zoning regulation, trustees decided to withdraw that citation and take a look at rewriting the

sign code. Russ Brosse had put 3 x 6 foot banner endorsing trustee candidate Rose Stertz on his business property at 417 Anderson Ferry Road. It’s location did not comply with the township’s right-of-way requirement for politial signs.

Tom Stahlheber, zoning and development services director for the township, said he first sent Brosse a letter and then, when the sign remained in place, sent notification of a citation. Brosse said he retained Delhi Township attorney

Chip Brigham to argue his case. “He took photos of other signs in violation to show how I was being singled out,” Brosse said. Stahlheber told trustees at the Oct. 12 meeting that he felt the code covering political signs was vague

and difficult to enforce due to the fact it was hard for most people to determine where the street right-ofway is. He recommended putting the sign enforcement on hold and the code reviewed. Trustees ultimately agreed and voted to with-

draw Brosse’s citation and put a moratorium on all political sign enforcement until the code can be evaluated and, possibly, amended.

Green Twp. to host national handball tourney By Kurt Backscheider

The addition of a fourth handball court at Veterans Park in Green Township has helped attract a national tournament here. Next summer the township will play host to the National Junior Handball Tournament. George Lehocky, president-elect of the Greater Cincinnati Handball Association, attended the Green Township Board of Trustees meeting Oct.10 to let officials know the township has been selected to host the tournament. The Greater Cincinnati

Handball Association and the township partnered in August 2010 to construct a fourth, three-wall handball court at Veterans Park on Harrison Avenue. The fourth court, which is nearly completed, is named in honor of Glenn Laque, an association member who died of cancer three years ago. “He was respected and admired by a lot of people,” Lehocky said. “He left a network of people in his life, and we wanted to do something to honor Glenn.” The handball facility at Veterans Park is the only outside handball venue in the area. In addition to al-

lowing more people to play, another goal in building the fourth court was to attract a national tournament to the West Side. The handball association contributed $40,000 toward construction of the fourth court. The township funded the remainder of the roughly $96,000 project. Green Township Trustee Tony Upton said the court will more than pay for itself. “This tournament is a big deal,” he said. “We think it’s going to have a tremendous impact on the community.” Families from across

The addition of a fourth handball court at Veterans Park in Green Township is almost finished. the country are expected to attend the tournament next July, and Upton said the hotels, restaurants and other businesses in the township

will benefit financially from the tourism. He plans to work with township merchants early next year to put together a

welcome packet to be distributed to families who are in town for the tournament. Lehocky said the junior tournament is open to players ages 12 to 19, and this will be the first time the event is held in the Midwest. Handball courts in Venice Beach, Calif., have hosted it for the past several years, he said. “We couldn’t have done this without Green Township,” Lehocky said. “We’re very appreciative. “This project has finally come to fruition and it’s brought fruit in the form of a national tournament,” he said.

Exercise tests emergency dispensing of medications, vaccines Practice for quick and effective distribution of medications and vaccines gets underway at six locations throughout Hamilton County. The public can participate in Hamilton County Public Health’s annual POD (point of dispensing) exercise 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at locations listed below. “This important exer-

cise allows us to test and make sure our vital system of dispensing is efficient, effective and ready for any potential need,” according to Dave Nutini, coordinator of emergency preparedness at Hamilton County Public Health. “We need lots of people to test the system, so this year, we’ve made flu vaccines available at locations that will be

administered free-ofcharge to those attending the exercise.” Individuals who simply show up during drill hours are already testing the system by coming through to receive vaccines, Nutini says. “Flu vaccines will be at all locations and will be available while supplies last.” “PODs are centralized

locations used during incidents like terrorism or pandemic disease,” Nutini continues. “If we need to dispense medication or vaccines to the public on short notice, we have this POD structure in place to provide access to the community from a variety of familiar, convenient locations.” Testing the system on a

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Elder’s Schwarz earns all-state honors By Ben Walpole

Daniel Schwarz has played like one of the best golfers in the state of Ohio for the last six months. This weekend in Columbus made it official. The Elder High School senior shot back-to-back 76s to tie for fourth place in the individual standings of the Division I state golf tournament at the Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course in Columbus. The top five finishers earn first team all-state honors. “I’m really excited, really happy with how I played,” said Schwarz, who spent the summer dominating the regional tournament circuit. “This is my first time playing up here. I just wanted to have fun, and I happened to play well, as well. So I can’t com-

plain.” The Panther team was competing at state for the first time since 1996. They finished 10th in the team standings with a twoday team score of 661. Cory Dulle backed Schwarz’ 152 with a 167. Brennen Walsh added a 169, Tyler Smith a 173 and Connor Moulden a 184. Walsh qualified for state as an individual last year. The rest of the Elder lineup was playing at state for the first time, a situation that may have only been exacerbated by the fact that the team’s practice round Thursday was rained out. “We needed to see the golf course,” said Elder head coach Mike Trimpe. “We needed to play it. “They really hit the ball. It’s just hard – it’s a tough course.” Elder was hoping to finish a lit-

tle higher in the standings but returned home with no regrets. “It was a great year,” Trimpe said. “We had a lot of fun. We enjoyed every day. It’s kind of sad that it comes to an end, but this is the place you want it to end, at state. “We’re very pleased to have had this experience, an experience of a lifetime. They’ll never forget.” The seniors carried heavy expectations for themselves into the season but delivered on nearly all their goals. “Everyone was just so excited,” Schwarz said. “We were glad to do it for Elder, because it’s been awhile since we’ve been up here.” » Meanwhile, the St. Xavier High School golfers took the course first, early Friday morning, Oct. 21, amidst frigid condi-

tions at the Division I golf tournament. Unfortunately, it took a day for their games to warm up. The Bombers slipped out of state-title contention with a firstday 331 team score. They rebounded to shoot a 317 Saturday – the third-best score of the day – to secure seventh place overall in the state team standings. “Yesterday (Friday) the conditions were very challenging, particularly for the first nine holes,” said St. Xavier head golf coach Alex Kepley. “It’s a course that doesn’t really allow you to make too many mental mistakes.” Nick Paxson, of Sycamore Township, led the Bombers with a two-day score of 158, good for 16th in the individual standings. Lee House (Green Township) shot a 161, Brendan Keating (Hyde Park) a 164, Joey Arcuri

(Anderson Township) 165 and Jay Brockhoff (Indian Hill) a 172. “We accomplished a lot this year,” Kepley said. “We won back the GCL. We won sectionals, and got out of districts.” Kepley was named the Greater Catholic League South coach of the year. House was honored as its golfer of the year. Brockhoff and House’s season 18-hole averages rank in the top five of the school’s all-time list. The future looks bright, too. Kepley is accustomed to taking senior-laden lineups to the state tourney. This year’s top five featured two juniors in Arcuri and Paxson, as well as Keating, a sophomore. “If we’re fortunate enough to be back here, the reality is now you’ve got three guys that know what they’re up against here,” Kepley said.

Mercy parlays team concept into big season By Ben Walpole No star power?

Mercy High School's Abi Rebholz has been a key player for the Bobcats this fall.BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

No problem for the Mercy High School soccer team. The Bobcats have emphasized a true team approach this fall and it has helped them to a 10-3-4 record and a spot in the Division I sectional finals. Mercy played league rival St. Ursula for the sectional title, Monday, Oct. 24, after Press deadlines. “There’s not a true star on the team,” said Mike Rust, in his fourth year as Mercy’s head coach. “They all have to work hard. And they all understand that there’s not one mega-star that they can lean on or go to. They all pretty much have equal parts on the team.” That team effort was evident in the team’s offense.

Katie Hoffbauer leads the team with eight goals. But after her, Mercy has three girls who each have scored five goals – Anna Eggleston, Emily Budde and Rebecca Tumlin – and three more who each have scored four times – Brenna Mueller, Kelley Wiegeman and Nicole Stephan. “I would attribute most of it to my senior class. It’s been a very, very strong group of leaders,” Rust said. “You really don’t know until you get into the season. They just have zero egos. There is nobody that is interested in only themselves. They are, really and truthfully, only interested in the team.” Mercy has seven seniors on the roster – Eggleston, Hoffbauer, Becky Heidemann, Abi Rebholz, Kelsey Redmond, Hannah Stowe and Lizz Tepe.

Rebholz and Stowe are team captains. On the field they said they try to keep positive attitudes for their younger teammates during the season’s more tense moments, as the only two senior starters on Mercy’s defense. Off the field, they’ve promoted camaraderie with simple gestures like getting the team balloons and candy on big game days. “A lot of us are friends outside of our team and have been for awhile,” Stowe said. “We all have the same kind of personalities.” Rebholz’s story is a microcosm of the team’s season. She had spent most of her soccer career playing in the field, but with the team thin at the goalkeeper position this year, she volunteered to play goalie. She had some experience play-

ing in goal last season on the JV level, but she adapted quickly to varsity this season, recording three shutouts. “It was a huge transition, learning the fundamental skills,” Rebholz said. “But once I got those down, everything just fell into place naturally, and it all worked out.” Rust is certainly grateful. “She volunteered to play it, and she has been incredible this year,” Rust said. “It’s really big. We honestly did not know who was going to play goalie for us this year, if she didn’t step up.” The coach termed this group and the season, simply, “very fun.” “I think it’s just a great memory to have,” Stowe said. “I’ve never had a team that has been this much

fun. I’ve never been on a team that gets along this well. “It’s just a great finish to a great four years of Mercy soccer.”

Mercy High School's Becky Heidemann controls the ball against Anderson, Oct. 20, during a sectional semifinal game.BEN WALPOLE/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS Boys cross country » Oak Hills juniors Blake Meyer and Ross Frondorf finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in Division I race A, qualifying them for the regional meet, Oct. 29 in Troy, as individuals. » Elder didn’t advance to regionals as a team, but seniors Nathan Lauck (fourth in Division I race B) and Jake Clark (13th) qualified as individuals.

Girls cross country

» Oak Hills finished third in the Division I district race A, Oct. 22, at Voice Of America Park to secure a team berth in the regional meet, Oct. 29 in Troy.

Senior Maggie Bischoff led the way with a 19:39.28 run. Katie Murray, B’s Frondorf, Courtney Weisman and Alex Eilers also scored for the Scots. » Mercy also advanced, placing fourth in Division I race A. Sophomore Emma Hatch was sixth overall in 18:50.79. Melina Artmayer was 16th, and Lauren Seibert was 23rd. » Seton finished fifth, one spot shy of qualifying for regionals. Anne Pace advanced as an individual, finishing 10th at sectionals.

Boys soccer

» Elder opened Division I sectional play with a first-round win against Amelia, 2-0, Oct. 19, be-


The three Oak Hills District Middle Schools combine to form two middle school football teams beginning this school year. They are the Red and Black Oak Hills Middle School seventh grade football team. In front, from left, are Michael Siciliano, Evan Willwerth, Carter Johnson, Derek Ellis, Kyle Spille and Howie Zade. In second row, from left, are Nicholas Sferrazza, Brandon Smith, Kyle Montag, Donnie Hisle, Alex Weikel, Dallas Blasek, Zach Gross, Dylan Urk and Jake Anderson. In third row, from left, are Jonathan Finn, Caleb Thacker, Nick Goldfuss, Kalvin Sithideth, CJ Siegel, James Zloba, Michael Matheson, Jake Grayson, Jayden Schwallie and Cody Wright. In fourth row, from left, are Coach Cliff Willoby, Jared Peters, Kenyon Hairston, Ceasar Meador, Jason Pangallo, Drew Jostworth, Tony Trame, Eric Fischer, Cameron Naber, Josh Jones and Coach Jon Billups. In fifth row, from left, are Coach Matt Page, Zen Spring, Max Bartholomew, Eric Reuss, Nevek Parnell, Jonah Yates, Nathan Horning, Matthew James, Seth Crouse and Coach Jake Murphey. In sixth row, from left, are Jacob Seifert, Nathan Madden, Brandon Wieck, Jason Smith, Ryan Batte, Wade Stenger, Sam Bepler, Sean Clark and Luke Rudy.PROVIDED

fore falling to Lakota West in the semifinals.

Girls soccer

» Oak Hills continued its strong play during the second half of the season with a 2-1 win against Middletown, Oct. 17, in the first round of the Division I sectional. Amber Kiley and Bailey Feist each scored goals. The Scots then upset No. 7 seed Fairfield in the semifinals 2-1, behind two more goals from Kiley. Oak Hills played Milford for the sectional title, Oct. 24, after Press deadlines. » Seton lost to Turpin 2-1 in the first round of the Division I sectional, Oct. 17. Jocelyn Evans

scored for the Saints. » Mercy beat Anderson for the second time in three weeks – this time in the Division I sectional semifinals, 2-1, Oct. 20. Senior Becky Heidemann and sophomore Emily Budde scored goals. The Bobcats played St. Ursula in the finals, after Press deadlines.


» The lower half of the Division I sectional at Withrow High School had a distinct west-side flair. Oak Hills swept Western Hills in a first-round match, Oct. 17. Seton, having dispatched of Edgewood in the first round, then eliminated their neighborhood rival Scots in the semifinals, 25-10,

19-25, 25-18, 27-25. Oak Hills finished the season with a 15-9 record. The team was among the best in the city after an early 0-4 start. “I couldn’t be more proud of 15 girls than I am of the team we had this year,” said head coach Jim Delong. » Seton, meanwhile, lost to Ursuline in the sectional finals, Oct. 22. The Saints finished a very solid first season under head coach Beth Sander with a 12-13 record. » Mercy opened postseason play with a 25-6, 25-9, 25-10 win against Walnut Hills in the Division I sectional semifinals, Oct. 20. The Bobcats played Mason in the finals, Oct. 24, after Press deadlines.


Teammates named to regional ODP pool team Payton Atkins, Bayley Feist, Sydney Goins and Katie Murray, all members of coach Jon Pickup’s Kings Soccer Academy U15 Gold soccer team, have been selected to the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Girls Olympic Development Program Pool Team in their age group. Regional and national coaches selected them at a regional camp in DeKalb, Ill. At this camp, the top 36 players from 14 Midwestern states were selected to the Region II Pool. Atkins, daughter of Brandon and Britt Atkins of Anderson Township, is a freshman at Turpin High School. Feist, daughter of Steve and Sue Feist of Bridgetown, is a freshman at Oak Hills High School. Goins, daughter of Bruce and Lesli Goins of Delhi Township, is an eighth-grader at St. Domin-

ic Grade School. Murray, daughter of Dave and Gina Murray of Delhi Township, is a freshman at Oak Hills High School. According to Ellie Singer, Region II administrator for the Olympic Developmental Program, “being selected to the regional pool is a major accomplishment. All 4 girls will be observed now and in the future for possible selection to the U.S. National Team. Some of these players have gone on to win Olympic Gold Medals in 1996 and are represented on the FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2008 & 2012 Olympic and National Teams.” Some Region II players played on the Inaugural U19 World Cup 2002 team in Canada that finished first and were recently seen in the FIFA WWC final game against Japan.


TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS By Ben Walpole After losing three straight games, Oak Hills High School head coach Kurry Commins wasn’t about to complain about an ugly win. The Highlanders held on to beat Fairfield 16-14, Friday night, Oct. 21. “It wasn’t our best effort,” Commins said. “We did enough to get the job done.” It looked like it might be another Oak Hills shootout early. Liam Sallquist and Demarco Ruffin each rushed for touchdowns in the first quarter to put the Highlanders up 13-6. The defenses took over from there, though. The Highlanders limited Fairfield to just 207 yards. The Indians scored on a late punt return for a touchdown to provide the final margin. It was a welcome close win for an Oak Hills team that had lost its last three games by a total of 20 points. “We’ve had three very challenging weeks,” Commins said. “To our kids’ credit, they continued to perservere.”

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Taft 62, Western Hills 35

The Mustangs had their five-game winning streak snapped. West High still owns a share of the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference. The Mustangs (5-4) end the season with a nonleague road game at Amelia, Friday, Oct. 28. If Taft and Withrow win their respective league contests Friday they will force a three-way tie with Western Hills atop the CMAC.

Elder running back Jimmy White (5) breaks away from Highlands defender Blake Schutte (28), Oct. 21.TONY TRIBBLE/ FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Highlanders (4-5) close the season, Oct. 28, at home against GMC-leading Colerain. “Colerain’s not going to do anything fancy. Colerain’s going to be Colerain,” Commins said. “I think our kids are very hungry to end on a positive note.”

Highlands (Ky.) 34, Elder 29

It was the same agonizing storyline for Elder, in another good-but-not-goodenough performance. Highlands scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to erase a three-point deficit. Elder was playing without multiple players who had been suspended earlier in the week for the season’s final two games, due to a violation of team rules, according to the Elder athletic department. Josh Moore threw for 162 yards and a first-quarter touchdown to Max Mazza. Jimmy White rushed for 55 yards. The Panthers (2-7) play at La Salle, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28.

Columbus DeSales 52, La Salle 7 The Lancers’ playoff hopes took a hit with the home loss. The Stallions forced six turnovers and racked up 419 yards of offense. Derek Kief led the Lancers with eight receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown.

Madeira 42, Taylor 39

The Yellowjackets continued their run of quality play in the second half of the season. Madeira had beaten its previous eight opponents by an average of 30 points. It looked to be going that way again, as the Mustangs led 28-6 at halftime. But Alex Haussler started the second half with an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Taylor scored three straight touchdowns to pull within three. Cole Evans rushed for 260 yards to lead the Yellowjackets. A.J. Urmston threw for two touchdowns, and Trey Neyer had 74 yards receiving and two

St. Xavier 14, Cleveland St. Ignatius 12

St. Xavier’s defense set the tone with four sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception during the Bombers’ 14-12 win at Cleveland St. Ignatius, Oct. 22. The Bombers held the Wildcats, a team that averaged 39.7 points this season, to 303 yards of offense. While it might be 75 yards more than the Bombers are used to giving up, it sent a message. “Those guys prepare the same way each week,” St. Xavier coach Steve Specht said. “I don’t know if this was the best game we’ve played, but it’s one of the best. I can say that. I thought our kids played lights out today.” With starting quarterback Griffin Dolle (shoulder) and running back Conor Hundley (ankle) sidelined, Trey Kilgore (18 carries, 122 yards, 2 TDs) and CJ Hilliard (27 carries, 88 yards) led the Bombers’ attack. The Bombers wrap up the regular season at Louisville St. Xavier, Oct. 28. Enquirer Staff Reports contributed to this story


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Espelage will be honored to be a trustee again I am Carol Espelage and I have lived in Delhi for 45 years – 20 of those years I served as trustee for the Delhi community. I attended St. Teresa and Seton. Just recently, several groups have asked me to run for trustee and, upon consideration, I have decided that I would be honored to do so. I am very excited to be considered, and, as I looked back on those years, I realized how energized I felt about my role and the positive changes that were made during my first tenure. I will be accessible and listen to the residents with a caring ear. I think we all agree that the trustees must be close to the people. We all know that our financial situation

needs our close and watchful attention to keep Delhi solvent and safe. Constant oversight in this matter is my highest priority. Here are a few project I was part of: Worked with a planner Jane to design a hillside overDoe COMMUNITY PRESS lay zone to prevent any more slippage in Delhi. GUEST COLUMNIST Worked with a group of interested people including engineers, citizens and others to clean the creeks of Hamilton County. This resulted in a new way to lay the pipes along the creek bed and the checking of all the septic systems

in a regular fashion as required by law. Suggestion by Don Ohmer that we ask the county engeneer (Don Schram) for a donation by the county for the land at Five Point. Hence the park we now enjoy. Another park (Story Woods) behind the Rapid Run school also came through hard work and great volunteers. We had a group of women who created and directed movies for our teens to see. They covered various drugs and other topics and were put on our community access station. Panacea – Planning around nature and community environmental areas. We also had a voluntary group that covered a lot of Delhi with a litter pickup once a month.

Column: Halloween spirits haunt West Side of town With Halloween fast approaching, readers should beware of supernatural creatures and happenings on or near the Hill. The first story is about a ghost that haunts the theater department at Western Hill High School. The stage crew and student performers at West High have long had to deal with a prankish poltergeist who moves props, hides tools, and otherwise wrecks a little havoc during production times. No word on whose ghost this might be, but some paranormal that poltergeists (German for pantry ghost or kitchen ghost) may be caused by too much “psychic energy,” especially the energy generated by teenagers. That might explain this particular haunting. Another story is about an imposing mansion that once stood at the southwest corner of Grand and Warsaw avenues. It was a large stone house that some say was reminiscent of a fortress or castle in Mr. Shiel’s native Ireland. He named it for the county of his origin, Roscommon. He lived in Roscommon and enjoyed his castle for many years, but after he

Western Hills High School died, the house was sold to a wealthy distiller named Edward N. Pattison. He didn’t live in the house for very long, and for years after, it sat vacant, high on its windswept hill, above a 25-foot high granite wall. Of course, stories and rumors began to be told, about weird noises at night. The windows rattled, the doors cracked, and strange lights were seen – especially in October. The house has been torn down, but could the spirits still roam there? Our last story is about Buffalo Ridge, an area located west of Cincinnati in a heavily wooded pocket, not far from the Indiana border. The many legends associated with this creepy wooded road seem to center around an aban-

doned crematorium that was supposed to be located far back on the Ridge, but that may have been confused with an observatory that really is in the area. There are also stories of cult sacrifices, alien abductions, and Native American ghosts in the area. Some of these ghosts have been known to wander across the roads when cars are driving past, frightening unsuspected drivers. Nearby Mitchell Memorial Park is haunted by the ghost of a boy whom, the tales say, was killed in the road by a hit-and-run driver who was never caught. Perhaps associated with the hit-and-run story, there have been many sightings of a malevolent black van with tinted windows that chases unlucky travelers along Buffalo Ridge Road. Some say this was the vehicle that killed the little boy years ago. These three Price Hill stories may or may not be true. You’ve been warned – watch where you walk on the streets of Price Hill and its environs on Halloween!

Written by Juile Hotchkiss. Submitted by Edith Heilmann from the files of the Price Hill Historical Society and Museum. Both Heilmann and Hotchkiss are volunteers at the society.

Sterz wants to keep Delhi ‘safe, secure, sound’ You have a choice in the Delhi Trustee race. I am the best candidate because I am concerned about the future of our township. I have the experience, leadership and skills to lead our township. My platform is “Keep Delhi Safe, Secure and Sound!” Safe and Secure We need to protect our public safety services at the same level or higher than we have currently. When personal finances decrease one of the first things we cancel is insurance coverage; when we need that insurance, it’s not there. I consider our fire and police departments our township “insurance policies;” we can’t afford to reduce these departments. Our fire and folice understand the seriousness of today’s economy; in response they have each agreed to 0 percent raises for two years which helped extend the life of the 2005 levies by over a year. I stated from the beginning of my campaign that I fully support both our fire and police departments; I stand firm on that position. We need to keep them strong; we don’t want Price Hill problems here. Sound I have been a member of Delhi’s Financial Advisory Board (FAB) since its inception six years

ago. Changes that have been made as a result of FAB include: Each FAB member reviews two township departments’ budRose Sterz gets on a monthly, quarterly and COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST annual basis; departments’ yearly budgets are developed by department heads based on needs instead of having dollars assigned to them; five-year budget plans have been established and monitored. Township assets long-range replacement plans have been developed. I worked on the current performance review process for township employees. Quarterly and annual budget meetings with our respective department heads consist of reviewing each and every revenue and appropriation item line-by-line to monitor spending and income. Questions are asked, answers are given and fiscal responsibility owned and maintained. Endorsement I am not endorsed or recommended by a political party. I am proud to say that I am endorsed by the Delhi Township Professional



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Firefighters. This endorsement is especially important to me because it was awarded after all candidates were interviewed by the firefighters. I earned this endorsement. My husband, Butch, and I own two LaRosa’s and have for 30 years. I am actively involved in our family businesses: payroll, benefits, budgets, operations and human resources. I also have 21 years of experience in human resources and employee relations at The Procter & Gamble Co. I believe that each township department should be treated as a company; my breadth of experience will serve me well as Trustee. I am a Delhi Township advocate. My government experience has been solely township with no city influence. I graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a B.S. in business administration. I’m involved in the community; I volunteer at the Skirt Game and have served on numerous committees, boards and commissions at St. Dominic Church and School. I ask that you vote for me as your Trustee choice on Nov. 8. Rose Stertz is a candidate for Delhi Township trustee.

I also gave my yes vote on the building of Delhi Estates, improvements for our Senior Citizen building and Western Hills Retirement Center We luckily got involved and have been receiving TIF money for more than a decade. It is property tax that comes directly to Delhi not the county. I requested that Marfab construct a gazebo in front of Kroger’s and they did it for free. I was involved in 20 years of budgets during a time when we had the ability to act on some changes for the better of Delhi. I would be honored to serve once again as your Delhi trustee. Carol Espelage is a cnadidate for Delhi Township trustee.

Holtzkemper not stumped by a goose yoke “Stories that must be Told,” the book that was sold at the Harvest Fair, has memories of people shopping at Holtzkemper’s General Store. It was first mentioned in The Delhi Independent No.7 publishedinJuneof1869:“Wenoticed a large twostory brick building is being erected on the turnpike near the depot.Itisprobably designed for a store.” (It was located Betty Kamuf where the moCOMMUNITY PRESS tel is today) GUEST COLUMNIST It turned out to be a store built by 26-year-old August Holtzkemper. He emigrated from Prussia in 1850. In 1860 he married, Marie Schroeder who emigrated from Prussia in 1845. There were 10 children born to the Holtzkempers, but only seven were living in 1920. In 1880 they were; Augusta, Laura, George, Mary,Carl,Pauline,HelenandAlfred. Marie died in 1908, and August in 1920. George disappeared from the census after 1880. Family members are buried in St. John Cemetery on Neeb Road. Alfred was a machinist and Carl drove a dairy wagon and later lived on the Holtzkemper farm. It was 75 acres bordering the old village of Industry on the upper side of Hillside Avenue up to Martini Road, and along Rapid Run down to River Road next to Setco. He was very eccentric and owned about 400 dogs which he ran around the farm. Augusta married Charles Hoffmeister and had three children. Alfred married Margaret Esplen, but they had no children. The rest were unmarried. Every night he came down the hill with a horse and buggy to deliver milk to the store. The Spille children that lived on Rapid Run

Road hid in the tall grass and watched him as he flew down the hill talking to himself. He had a sister that was equally strange. She would use neighbor’s bathrooms instead of her own. The Holtzkemper most people remember is Polly. She ran the store after her father had a stroke. A Spille kid went in one day and bought some candy. She took his five pennies and threw them under the counter and said “Oops, I missed the barrel.” You could get anything you wanted in there. Doris Best wrote in her play, “This is our Town” presented at a PTA meeting in1958 about Polly’s store. “Polly’s store had everything – bustles stays, penny candy,tallsilkhats,coaloillamps, shoes put together by wooden pegs, all stacked helter- skelter in ahappyconfusion.Pollycouldextract anytime at anytime you wanted without a moments hesitation.” A man from the village bet that he could ask Polly for something that she never stocked. He walked in the cluttered little shop and asked for a goose yoke. WithoutamomentshesitationPollyreplied, “Why yes, I have a goose yoke. I’ve got it put away back there. I hope you don’t mind waiting a second.” In no time at all she presented the astonished man with not one but two goose yokes. The store was located on a curve of old Lower River Road (nowGracelyDrive)aboutwhere the motel is today. It was torn down during the widening and repaving of the road in 1939. Polly sold everything in a final sale. I have some old lace from her store. John Oblinger bought her seed bins. I wrote about him selling them again in a column in September of 1988.

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

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Giving fifth-grader Clayton Hodge a high five as he marked his first lap around Our Lady of Victory School grounds is fourth-grader teacher Mary Ann Mecher, with student Zeno Perry looking on. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Delhi students complete Victory Walk

By Heidi Fallon

It started as a way to bolster school spirit and it succeeded with resounding success. Raising money was a secondary win for the Delhi Township school. Our Lady of Victory’s PTA opted for the recent Victory Walk as an alternative to traditional fundraisers. “We also wanted to show our Victory spirit by getting the students and families involved,” said Principal Kathy Kane.

Carolyn Niederhausen, PTA organizer of the walk, said their financial goal was $10,000. “We raised $23,000,” she said with a beaming smile. “People made donations and every child walked whether there was a contribution or not. Niederhausen said the hundreds and hundreds of walkers circled the school grounds from morning Mass to lunch time. Along with the 528 students, school staff, parents and parish friends joined in the trek, among them was Carol and Neal Gilday. “We’re grandparents and we just wanted to

come and walk with our grandson and enjoy the morning,” Mrs. Gilday said. Some students made the walk a race, trying to be the first to finish. Others, teamed up with friends and classmates to make the walk a challenge. “It was just been an overwhelming response and we’re so happy that we had the great weather and support we did,” Niederhausen said. “The money is wonderful, but the spirit here is beyond words.”

Joining their grandson, Aydan Plummer, an Our Lady of Victory first-grader, on the recent Victory Walk are Carol and Neal Gilday; and granddaughter, Gabrielle Plummer, 5. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jumping for joy at finishing the first of many more laps around their Our Lady of Victory School are, from left, Kayley Jaeger, Kylie Albers and Madison Lind, all eighth-graders. HEID FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Niederhausen family and friends huddle before heading out on the recent Victory Walk. From left is Carolyn Niederhausen, who helped organize the fun fundraiser, holding her daughter, Sara; Steve Niederhausen; with Grace Goertemoeller, Joellen Knepfle; Reece Niederhausen; and Caroline Heitz. HEIDI FALLON/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 27 On Stage - Theater I Love a Piano, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Celebration of music and lyrics of Irving Berlin follows journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Schools Open House, 5:30-9 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Meet teachers, witness Seton spirit and more. Free. 471-2600; West Price Hill.

Singles Speed Dating for Single Professionals, 7-9:30 p.m., LRay Studio, 3311 Harrison Ave., Meet up to 15 other single professionals face-to-face within your age and interest group through series of three-minute chats. Includes snacks and refreshments. Ages 24-55. $20. Reservations required. 386-8113; Westwood.

FRIDAY, OCT. 28 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.

Holiday - Halloween Dungeons of Delhi Haunted House, 7-11 p.m., Del-Fair Shopping Center, 362 Anderson Ferry Road, Haunted attraction features 33 rooms of terror. Theme: The Year of Fear. Park in front and walk around the right side of building. Ticket sales and entrance in back of building. $8; $4 same night re-entry. Presented by Delhi Township Police Department. 252-6007; Delhi Township. St. William Haunted House and Fall Festival, 7-10:30 p.m., St. William School, 4125 St. William Ave., Behind school. Haunted house, Haunted Hallway, take picture with a monster, games, food, crafts, face painting, candy and other treats. $6; free parking. 9210247. West Price Hill. Scream Acres Ct., 7-10 p.m., Scream Acres Ct., 5603 Green Acres Court, Eighth year of fear with Scream Acres Manor and Dark Carnival in 3D. All new rooms, props, scares and more. Drinks, snacks, raffle and doors prizes available. Benefits MakeA-Wish Foundation. $3 donation. 703-7384; Green Township. Haunted Laser Tag, 6 p.m.midnight, Scallywag Tag, 5055 Glencrossing Way, Spooky Laser Tag 6-9 p.m. with spooky theme. Haunted Laser Tag 9 p.m.midnight with people in arena to scare participants. $20 for 3 hours, various prices for individual games. Reservations required. 922-4999; Green Township. Haunted Overnight Laser Tag, Midnight-7 a.m., Scallywag Tag, 5055 Glencrossing Way, Laser tag, arcades, prizes, games and more. West side location also has mini-golf. $25, $20 advance. Reservations required. 922-4999; Green Township. Halloween Twilight Zone, 6-9 p.m., Bridgetown Church of Christ, 3854 Race Road, Games, popcorn, cotton candy and prizes. Family friendly. Free. 574-1111; Bridgetown.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Full Moon Saloon, 4862 Delhi Ave., Free. 244-6111. Delhi Township.

Music - Classic Rock Saffire Express, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.

Music - Oldies Mike Davis Halloween Show, 8-10:30 p.m., Mariner’s Inn, 7391 Forbes Road, Halloween Bash paying tribute to Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and other Vegas greats. Dinner at 6 p.m. Prizes awarded for best-

and milk. Basket raffle with gift cards and other prizes. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 850. $6, $5 seniors and children. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 850. 6234941; Monfort Heights.

dressed couple and scariest and most-original individual costumes. Benefits Alzheimers research. $25. Reservations required. 941-8600. Sayler Park.

Music - Pop

Drink Tastings

Old Skool, 9:30 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., 662-1222; Cheviot.

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

Music - Rock

Exercise Classes

Black Bone Cat, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5., Knotty Pine, 6947 Cheviot Road, 741-3900. White Oak.

Sunday Yoga, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, $70 for 10-class pass, $9. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725. Miami Township.

Nature Jupiter: King of the Planets, 7-11 p.m., Cincinnati Astronomical Society Observatory, 5274 Zion Road, Views of Jupiter and other celestial treasures. Volunteers on hand to answer questions and guide across constellations. Bring own telescope for expert help. Family friendly. $4, free ages 11 and under. Presented by Cincinnati Astronomical Society. 941-1981. Cleves.

Historic Sites German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Barbara Dixon, German Methodist historian, speaks on “German Methodist Churches in the Tristate Area,” at 2 p.m. Twostory 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.

On Stage - Theater I Love a Piano, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Holiday - Halloween

Recreation Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Fernbank Park, 60 Thornton Ave., Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to walk. Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Nov. 30. 5217275; Sayler Park.

Shopping Artesania Pachamama Sale, Noon-5 p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, Regina Hall. Hand-knit alpaca wool and pima cotton sweaters of many designs and Peruvian hand made items. Benefits Artesania Pachamama, a women's cooperative in Peru. Presented by Artesania Pachamama. 347-5466. Delhi Township.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29 Benefits Crop for a Cause, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Taylor High School, 36 E. Harrison Ave., Cafeteria. Scrapbooking event. Includes all-day personal cropping space, snacks, drinks and hourly door prizes. Products available for purchase, raffles, split-the-pot and more. Benefits Three Rivers Fields of Dreams. Ages 18 and up. $35. Presented by Three Rivers Fields of Dreams. 467-3200; North Bend.

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

Scream Acres Ct., 5603 Greenacres Court in Green Township, is the brain child of School for the Creative and Performing Arts student Ryan Thierauf. Remaining 2011 hours are 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 29, and Monday, Oct. 31. A $3 donation is appreciated for admission. For more information, visit FILE PHOTO

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Literary - Crafts Halloween Crafts, 11 a.m.noon, Covedale Branch Library, 4980 Glenway Ave., Ages 6-11. Decorate Halloween treat bag and make mask. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4460; West Price Hill.

Literary - Libraries Scooby Doo Spooky Spectacular, 11 a.m.-noon, Delhi Township Branch Library, 5095 Foley Road, Wear Halloween costume for crafts and Scooby Doo activities. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6019; Delhi Township. Teen Halloween Party, 6:307:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Wear costume for games and prizes. Includes refreshments. Ages 13-18. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472; Monfort Heights.

Exercise Classes

Music - Blues

Zumba Class, 9-9:30 a.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

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

Holiday - Halloween Dungeons of Delhi Haunted House, 7-11 p.m., Del-Fair Shopping Center, $8; $4 same night re-entry. 252-6007; Delhi Township. St. William Haunted House and Fall Festival, 7-10:30 p.m., St. William School, $6; free parking. 921-0247. West Price Hill. Trunk or Treat, 5:30-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Family trick-or-treating from trunk-to-trunk in church parking lot. Treats, snacks, costumes, pumpkins and more. Free. 662-2048; Cheviot. Scream Acres Ct., 7-10 p.m., Scream Acres Ct., $3 donation. 703-7384; Green Township. Haunted Laser Tag, 6 p.m.midnight, Scallywag Tag, $20 for 3 hours, various prices for indi-

Music - Classic Rock Inside Straight, 9:30 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., 662-1222; Cheviot.

Music - Concerts Easy to Love, 8 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. Guest soloists: Bob Dusold and Tom Hafner. Selections include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “True Love” and other romantic melodies. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 251-3324; West Price Hill.

Music - Rock Black Bone Cat, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5., Knotty Pine, 741-3900. White Oak. Slow Burn, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.

On Stage - Theater I Love a Piano, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Seminars Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame Coaches Clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Open to all youth coaches. Information on basics of basketball and how to structure practices. Free. Presented by Greather Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame. 469-7411. Green Township.

Shopping Artesania Pachamama Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 347-5466. Delhi Township.

Volunteer Events Adopt-a-Spot Beautification Program, 10 a.m., Covedale Gardens, Ralph and Covedale avenues, Help with litter pickup the last Saturday of each month. Trash bags, gloves and refreshments provided. Presented by Covedale Neighborhood Association. 251-8532; Covedale.

SUNDAY, OCT. 30 Benefits Big Bunko, 4:30 p.m., Price Hill Chili, 4920 Glenway Ave, Bunko, split-the-pot, raffle, door prizes, dinner, dessert and drinks. Doors open at 4 p.m. Hosted by Kindervelt 68. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Division of Asthma Research. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 4719507; Price Hill.

Civic Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7755; Green Township.

Dining Events Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 7 a.m.-noon, St. Ignatius Loyola School, 5222 North Bend Road, Cafeteria. All-you-can-eat pancakes, homemade blueberry topping, sausage, coffee, juice

Dungeons of Delhi Haunted House, 7-9 p.m., Del-Fair Shopping Center, $8; $4 same night re-entry. 252-6007; Delhi Township.

Music - Concerts Easy to Love, 3 p.m., Seton High School, $20. Reservations required. 251-3324; West Price Hill.

Music - Oldies Lee’s Junction, 7-10 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977; Riverside.

On Stage - Theater I Love a Piano, 2-4:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

MONDAY, OCT. 31 Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

Holiday - Halloween Scream Acres Ct., 7-10 p.m., Scream Acres Ct., $3 donation. 703-7384; Green Township. Trunk and Treat, 6-8 p.m., St. Paul United Church of ChristColerain Township, 5312 Old Blue Rock Road, Parking lot. Safe alternative to residential trick or treating. Collect variety of treats from costumed characters attending trunks of cars. Games and prizes in basement recreation room. Free. 385-9077. Colerain Township.

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 1 Clubs & Organizations Team In Training Informational Session, 6:30 p.m., Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave., Recruiting for upcoming marathons. Meet past participants and coaches at short, laid-back session. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. 369-6015; Cheviot.

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

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 7-8 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, 3797 Shady Lane, $2. 467-1189. Miami Heights.

Music - Oldies Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River

Road, Dance lessons 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, free members. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; Riverside.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Mercy Hospital Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Sixth-floor, room 1. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 9211922; Westwood.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 Community Dance Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road, 251-7977. Riverside.

Dance Classes Square Dance, 10-11:30 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

Exercise Classes Yoga Class, 1-2 p.m., Curves Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 4671189. Miami Heights. Women and Weights, 5-6 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Program specifically designed for women. Maintain bone density, increase metabolism and discover health benefits of weight training. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; Westwood. Power and Pump, 6-7 p.m., Western Hills Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road, Simple, yet challenging cardiovascular and strength training exercises combined for total body workout. $7.50-$10. Presented by SpinFit LLC. 451-4905; Westwood. Zumba Class, 7-7:30 p.m., Curves - Miami Heights/Cleves, $2. 467-1189; Miami Heights.

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

Religious - Community Book Sharing with a Twist, 1-2:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, 5900 Delhi Road, Bring book and share new insight on how it supports what you know about compassion and/or how it challenges you to live more compassionately. Free. Registration required. 347-5449; Delhi Township.

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

THURSDAY, NOV. 3 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, Free. 232-1303. Miamitown.

On Stage - Theater I Love a Piano, 8-10:30 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $23, $20 students and seniors. 241-6550; West Price Hill.

Schools Seton High School Information Night, 7 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Parents of seventh- and eighthgrade students learn about admission process, financial aid, sports, academics and more. Free. 471-2600; West Price Hill. .

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Free. 661-1792; Cheviot.

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



Make a bowl of Chex with some kick to it One of my favorite Halloween traditions is taking the grandkids to buy their Halloween costumes. Luke is going to be a ninja, Will a SWAT team member and Jack a Transformer bumblebee. I’m not sure at this writing Rita what Little Heikenfeld Eva will be, RITA’S KITCHEN but I think she’s favoring Tinkerbell.

“Help! I lost the recipe for spicy buffalo Chex mix. It was a hit for my Halloween party last year and I want to make it again.” The recipe has taken on cult status – it’s that popular.

3-4 cups each: Rice Chex and Wheat Chex cereal 2 cups favorite cheese flavored crackers 2 cups tiny pretzel twists 1 stick butter or margarine Up to ¼ cup Buffalo hot wings sauce or to taste 1 pouch dry ranch salad dressing mix 2 teaspoons celery seed

Mix cereals, crackers and pretzels. Set aside while bringing butter, hot sauce, dressing mix and celery seed to a simmer. Pour over cereal mixture and mix. Microwave on high, uncovered, 4-5 minutes, stirring thoroughly every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool and store in covered container.

Marshmallow tombstones, balls or ghosts This is one of those recipes that lends itself to endless variations. Add up to 1 cup M&M candies, chopped peanuts, raisins or your favorite combo to the popped corn. ½ cup popcorn, popped or 1 bag microwave popcorn, popped (10-12 cups popped corn) 10 oz. bag mini marshmallows

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Scott & Sandy Autenrieb’s Zuppa Toscana soup like Olive Garden For Steve Braden, along with a “loyal reader” who wanted this for an adult Halloween party. Reader John Walker sent in a recipe, as well – “dead on like Olive Garden’s,” he said. I couldn’t open the recipe attachment the way he sent it so I’m hoping he’ll re-send. 1½ cups sausage ¾ cup diced onion 6 slices bacon 1-1/4 teaspoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons chicken broth 1 quart water 2 potatoes, sliced 2 cups kale ¼ cup whipping cream Optional but good: pinch red pepper flakes.


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– needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 3242873 or email, or visit www.grannysgardenschool. com. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 8536866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer

work. Please call 513-853-4941 or email Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Anderson Senior Center – Computer Instructors and Assistants needed to teach older adults in basic computer skills. 10-week classes are held at the Anderson Senior Center and offered 3-4 times per year. Classes are held Monday-Friday. Instructors teach the curriculum while assistants help the students. If interested please email Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. email or go to www. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 7455691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have one-on-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at bur or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readi-

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Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A

one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.


Ameircan Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association –

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of the quality of their art programs. This exhibition, highlighting these artworks, is a continuing commitment by the College of Mount St. Joseph to recognize and support the artistic endeavors of young people in our community, and to salute the excellent art teachers and art programs in area schools. Student-artists will represent 52 regional high schools. Currently, more than 90 art educators plan to participate in Selections '11. High schools in this area expected to participate are: Colerain High School Dater High School Elder High School Finneytown High School La Salle High School McAuley High School Mother of Mercy High School Northwest High School Oak Hills High School Seton High School St. Xavier High School Taylor High School Winton Woods High School. The Studio San Giuseppe is a non-profit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the Mount campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call Jerry Bellas, gallery director, at 244-4314.

rector/CEO of the Taft Museum of Art, will be the featured speaker. "I am always delighted to have the chance to support the work of younger artists - their creativity and passion assures me that the arts will continue to thrive for future generations," says Scott. "The inspiration provided by their teachers to imagine, create, and develop their work makes the Tristate a much more interesting place to call home for all of us." Tristate art teachers were invited to submit two artworks each, in any media, that were recently produced in their classes and were representative

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Lambrinides brothers are commemorating their family legacy and supporting the Cincinnati community through a new scholarship named in honor of their great-grandfather’s first restaurant. Nicholas Lambrinides III, the great-grandson and namesake of Skyline Chili founder Nicholas Lambrinides, recently established the Glenway Skyline Scholarship with his brothers Jonathan, Alexander and Jordan. Their great-grandfather opened a small chili restaurant on Glenway Avenue in Price Hill in 1949, and Skyline Chili grew to become a Cincinnati icon. The fourth generation of Lambrinides brothers still own and operate three Skyline restaurants – Dent, Northgate, and of course, Glenway. Nicholas Lambrinides III, who lives in Green Township, said he and his brothers contributed a $30,000 endowment to the FreestoreFoodbank’s Cincinnati Cooks program. He said the endowment provides a $1,500 scholarship each year to a graduate of the 10-week culinary program that prepares adults, who want to improve their lives, for work in the food service industry. “Initially, we did a tour at the Freestore when we were thinking about starting this scholarship. When

Nicholas Lambrinides III, left, presents the inaugural Glenway Skyline Scholarship to Berenice Torres, who is a graduate of the Freestore Foodbank's Cincinnati COOKS! program. Torres will use the $1,500 scholarship to further her education at the Midwest Culinary Institute. THANKS TO KATE BEEBE

you do something like this it’s important to let your heart lead you,” he said. “After taking the tour, it was a pretty easy decision for us to support their culinary program, and we’re blessed to be in the position to be able to do so.” Lambrinides recently attended the 100th graduation ceremony for the Cincinnati Cooks program, where he presented the inaugural Glenway Skyline Scholarship to graduate Berenice Torres of Avondale. Lambrinides said Torres was very excited to be chosen as this year’s recipient. He said her skill and ambition earned her the

award. “She is driven,” he said. “She is definitely a hard worker.” Torres will use her scholarship to continue her education at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State Community and Technical College. Lambrinides said he and his family are honored to be able to give back to the community, and it was a privilege to take part in the graduation ceremony. “It was really touching,” he said. “They made it a great event, and it just makes you feel proud to be a part of that.”







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REUNIONS The Western Hills High School class of 1946 will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the art gallery at Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave. To make a reservation, call Bill Gerhardt at 591-4848. St. Leo Grade School class of 1956 from North Fairmont is hoping to find graduates for a class reunion. If you graduated or know someone who did,

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Public Library • Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m. - Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 Galbraith Road, 513-369-4450 . • Saturday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m. - Norwood Branch Library, 4325 Montgomery Road, 513-369-6037. • Monday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m. Mount Washington Branch Library, 2049 Beechmont Ave., 513-369-6033. • Monday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m. - Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, 513-369-4472. For more information, visit


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DEATHS Samuel Almond, 76, died Oct. 13. He worked for the United States Postal Service, then Mercy Heathplex He was a Navy veteran of 12 years. Survived by Almond brothers Harold, John Almond; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers Bob, William Almond. Services were Oct. 29 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017 or the Clovernook Center for the Blind, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231.

Russell Anderson

Russell G. Anderson, 75, formerly of Sayler Park, died Oct. 14. He was an aluminum molder for OPW and a member of Ohio State Local Union 45 B. Survived by Anderson wife Norma Reynolds Anderson; daughters Melody (Herman) Lange, Tammy (Daryl) Back; grandchildren Brian (Mandy) Grau, Brandon (Jean), Erica Apted, Clint Mace, Margie, Jennifer Lange; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings Rose James, Donald Anderson. Preceded in death by siblings Harlan, Charles, Paul Anderson, Catherine Clift, Mary Bond. Services were Oct. 19 at Dennis George Funeral Home.

Bea Davis

Beatrice “Bea” Davis, 91, died Oct. 19. Survived by children Brenda (Wayne) Applegate, Dennis, Charles Quinlan, Linda (Jerry) Hubbard, Shirley Davis (the late Tom) Sanders; grandchildren Sheila Hurrell, Tommy, Michael, Charlie, Elizabeth Quinlan, Jason Hubbard, Jackie Sanders, Kevin, Andrea Applegate; greatgrandchildren Jessica Bursley, Erica Perry, Brandon, Clarissa, Jessie Mabry, Michael, Heather, Avery, Grace, Jorgia Quinlan, Bryce, Sara Hubbard, Austine, Brieanna Hurrell; great-greatgrandson Zach Bursley. Preceded in death by husbands Edward Quinlan, Marion Davis, children Ronald, Sharon Quinlan. Services were Oct. 24 at B.J. Meyer Sons Memorial Center. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

(Richard) Montmurro, Thelma (George) Cremeans, H. Ray (Sally) Horn; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Lloyd, Drewey Horn, Hazel Whitt, Florence Harmon, Mary Fisher, Zetta Endicott, Essie Stein, Shirley Thomas. Services were Oct. 19 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Robert Gately

Robert William Gately, 83, died Oct. 7. He was a meter reader for Cincinnati Gas & Electric. Survived by children Christine, Robert V. (Peggy), MiGately chelle Gately; grandchildren Cody (Laura), Brittany, Aidan; great-granddaughter Allison; siblings William Gately, Joyce McGaughey. Preceded in death by wife Mary Gately. Services were Oct. 12 at Our Lady of Lourdes. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Susan Gressler

Susan B. Gressler, 63, died Oct. 17. She was a cashier. Survived by son Jim (Michele) Gressler; granddaughter Maria; siblings Wilma Voss, Bill Christensen. Preceded in death by husband James Gressler Sr., sister Eileen Deller. Services were Oct. 17 at St. Joseph Church. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home.

Sister Carita Kemble

Sister Carita Kemble, 94, born Catherine Mary Kemble, died

Oct. 9 at Mother Margaret Hall. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 76 years. She ministered almost exclusively as a high school and college instructor of speech and drama, including at the Kemble Academy at Mount St. Joseph, Seton High School and the College of Mount St. Joseph. She received the Mother Seton Award in 1999. Survived by brothers Lee, Joseph Kemble; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Frank Kemble, sister Helen Stevens. She donated her body to medical science. A memorial Mass was Oct. 22 in the Motherhouse Chapel. Memorials to: Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Retirement Fund, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Peter Kleinholz

Peter R. Kleinholz, 66, Delhi Township, died Oct. 15. Survived by wife Kay Kleinholz; children Lisa (Bryan) Fisher, Raymond (Dawn), Gregory (Debra) Kleinholz; brothers Adam, Milton Kleinholz; Kleinholz seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Adam, Eva Kleinholz, siblings John, Barbara. Services were Oct. 21 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

John Manderschied

John Manderschied, 40, died Sept. 21. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Desert Storm, a wrestling coach and a member of Hebron Lutheran Church. Survived by wife Naomi Manderschied; children Olivia, Trevin Manderschied, Sarah, Adam Carella, Blake, Tiffany Ange; father Jim (Pam) Manderschied Sr.; siblings Jim (Erin) Manderschied Jr., Kenneth, Mark Dooley, Denise (Brandon) Dooley-Bedel, Kimberly Leppert, Karen Burgin; grandparents Lauretta, Lou Gantzer. His mother, Joyce Dooley, died Oct. 18. Preceded in death by father Chester Dooley. Services were Sept. 29 at Hebron Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Linnemann Funeral Homes. Memorials to: Conner High School Wrestling Team, 3310 Cougar Path, Hebron, KY 41048.

Armelda Eppler

Armelda J. Eppler, 84, formerly of Cincinnati, died Oct. 17. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and St. John’s Westminster Union Church. Survived by siblings Lucy

Rita Ray

Rita Fromm Ray, 86, died Oct. 10. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Deidre (the late Lenny) Re, Loran (Cindy), Alan (Susan) Ray; four grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Ray, son Gordon Ray. Services were Oct. 15 at St. Martin of Tours. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home.

Ruth Schroer

Ruth C. Schroer, 89, Delhi Township, died Oct. 14. She was a clerk with the Dubois Chemical Co. Survived by sisters Helen Hermesch, Alice Paff. Preceded in death by parents Clarence, Mary Schroer. Services were Oct. 17 Schroer at Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Thelma May

Thelma Heuer May, 93, died Oct. 15. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Patricia (Gordon) McKeon, Gary, James (Leslie) May; daughter-in-law Linda May; grandchildren Brenda, Michael, Marc, Kelli, Paulette, Diane, Max, Melody; 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert May. Services were Oct. 20 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall Street, Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.

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Joyce Murphy Dooley, 60, West Price Hill, died Oct. 18. She was a homemaker. Survived by sons Kenny Dooley, Jim (Erin) Manderschied; stepchildren Mark Dooley, Karen Burgin, Kim Leppert, Denise Bedel; parents Lauretta, Louis Gantzer; siblings Margie (Charles) Bailey, Pat (Ray) Hacker, Paul (Phyllis), Bobby, Ronald Murphy, Donna (Mike) Wolfer, Yvonne (Denny) Vidas, Rita Cole, Connie (Jerry) McClanahan, Gail Driegon, Louis (Mini), Mike (Diane) Gantzer, Dena (Ed) Daugherty; mant grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Chester Dooley, son John Manderschied, brothers James, Michael, Harold Murphy, Robert Gantzer. Services were Oct. 24 at Radel Funeral Home.

Margaret Panno; siblings Kristina Phillips, Margie McGaha, Missy Prost, Anette Meltebrink, Tina Weber, Sharon Schlachter, Angie Barnhorst, Ricky, Shawn Panno. Services were Oct. 24 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Vincennes, Ind.


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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations Kerry E. Gordon, born 1969, simple assault, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 3. John Clements, born 1966, city or local ordinance violation, 1655 Atson Lane, Oct. 4. Craig Ladd, born 1954, loitering to solicit, soliciting prostitution, 981 Woodlawn Ave., Oct. 6. Jeffrey P. Disanto, born 1965, loitering to solicit, soliciting prostitution, 991 Woodlawn Ave., Oct. 6. Joe Wilkins, born 1979, domestic violence, 965 Woodlawn Ave., Oct. 6. Ricky R. Edwards, born 1961, soliciting prostitution, 973 Woodlawn Ave., Oct. 6. Joey Leonard Brewer, born 1988, drug abuse, 4203 Westhaven Ave., Oct. 6. Tonya Dunn, born 1969, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1028 Grand Ave., Oct. 7. Dayron Curtis, born 1990, domestic violence, 1128 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 7.

Eberto Temaj, born 1979, possession of an open flask, 4102 Glenway Ave., Oct. 7. Jeremy Crawford, born 1993, assault, 3920 Vincent Ave., Oct. 7. Charlotte L. Johnson, born 1981, larceny, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 8. Antonio Spikes, born 1989, aggravated armed robbery, drug abuse, falsification, 973 Enright Ave., Oct. 9. Carolyn Finke, born 1992, domestic violence, 1014 McPherson Ave., Oct. 9. Robyn M. Pope, born 1990, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 1014 McPherson Ave., Oct. 9. Willie T. Miller, born 1991, aggravated menacing, carrying concealed weapons, misdemeanor drug possession, 3409 W. Eighth St., Oct. 9. Antonio Spikes, born 1989, domestic violence, theft $300 to $5000, 1033 Beech Ave., Oct. 9. Christopher Barnett, born 1984, possession of drug abuse instruments, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 10. Clarence J. Melius, born 1983,

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violation of a temporary protection order, 1035 Seton Ave., Oct. 10. Michael Raisley, born 1982, possession of drug abuse instruments, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 10. Terry Ray Seal, born 1964, assault, 3638 Glenway Ave., Oct. 10. Christopher Bast, born 1993, falsification, 1215 Manss Ave., Oct. 10. Lucien Lanier, born 1984, domestic violence, theft under $300, 3755 Westmont Drive, Oct. 10. Reginald Walker, born 1992, grand theft auto, 573 Fairbanks Ave., Oct. 11. Terry Cameron, born 1977, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, 801 Summit Ave., Oct. 11. Charles D. Delph, born 1974, assault, domestic violence, 6400 Gracely Drive, Oct. 11. John Siemering, born 1985, forgery, receiving stolen checks, 4026 Glenway Ave., Oct. 11. Jwantay Dennis, born 1991, domestic violence, violation of a temporary protection order, 977 Hawthorne Ave., Oct. 12. Tyler J. Foley, born 1993, trafficking, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 12. Tyler J. Foley, born 1993, trafficking, 6280 River Road, Oct. 12. Jerry C. Topics, born 1984, aggravated menacing, 1023 Winfield Ave., Oct. 12. Brian W. Jones, born 1971, breaking and entering, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 13. Eugene Dubose, born 1969, theft under $300, 3410 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 13.

Jonathan D. White, born 1981, domestic violence, obstructing official business, 3737 Mayfield Ave., Oct. 13. Lafeuma Walton, born 1988, assault, 719 Hawthorne Ave., Oct. 13. Michael J. King, born 1972, aggravated menacing, domestic violence, 1010 Considine Ave., Oct. 13. Lawrence Jackson, born 1976, drug abuse, trafficking, 1505 Manss Ave., Oct. 13. Yolanda Lavon Rudolph, born 1978, criminal damaging or endangering, 1803 Ashbrook Drive, Oct. 13. Damon Simpson, born 1987, burglary, 4112 Weber Lane, Oct. 14. Johnathan Cash, born 1992, burglary, 4112 Weber Lane, Oct. 14. Joshua Abel, born 1990, burglary, 4112 Weber Lane, Oct. 14.

Incidents/reports Abduction 3450 Price Ave., Oct. 11. Aggravated menacing 1027 Winfield Ave., Oct. 11. 4373 W. Eighth St., Oct. 5. 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Oct. 6. 821 Considine Ave., Oct. 7. 2911 Price Ave., Oct. 9. 3409 W. Eighth St., Oct. 9. Aggravated robbery 1100 Elberon Ave., Oct. 9. 973 Enright Ave., Oct. 9. Assault 3638 Glenway Ave., Oct. 10. 1049 Rosemont Ave., Oct. 7. 3920 Vincent Ave., Oct. 7. 4737 Rapid Run Road, Oct. 7. 1140 Considine Ave., Oct. 8. 1237 Dewey Ave., Oct. 8.

3431 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 8. Interference with custody 2911 Price Ave., Oct. 9. Menacing 3050 Mickey Ave., Oct. 5. Robbery 3215 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 8. Theft 4354 W. Eighth St., Sept. 30. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 3. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 3. 1121 Glenna Drive, Oct. 3. 1621 Gilsey Ave., Oct. 3. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Oct. 4. 1230 Texas Ave., Oct. 4. 4423 Glenway Ave., Oct. 4. 1027 Fairbanks Ave., Oct. 5. 3612 Laclede Ave., Oct. 5. 810 McPherson Ave., Oct. 5. 932 Wells St., Oct. 5. 945 McPherson Ave., Oct. 5. 969 Woodlawn Ave., Oct. 5. 171 Mackenzie Ave., Oct. 5. 3960 Fawnhill Lane, Oct. 5. 3960 Fawnhill Lane, Oct. 5. 4431 Carnation Ave., Oct. 5. 4524 W. Eighth St., Oct. 5. 4840 Glenway Ave., Oct. 5. 5039 Sidney Road, Oct. 5. 854 Overlook Ave., Oct. 5. 854 Overlook Ave., Oct. 5. 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Oct. 6. 2812 Price Ave., Oct. 6. 823 McPherson Ave., Oct. 6. 1126 Rulison Ave., Oct. 6. 3320 Lehman Road, Oct. 7. 942 Grand Ave., Oct. 7. 1033 Beech Ave., Oct. 7. 1231 Purcell Ave., Oct. 8. 3781 St. Lawrence Ave., Oct. 8. 6180 Glenway Ave., Oct. 8. 942 Grand Ave., Oct. 8. 4589 Glenway Ave., Oct. 8. 1221 Beech Ave., Oct. 9. 4321 Sunburst Lane, Oct. 9. 4522 Clearview Ave., Oct. 9. 1605 Quebec Road, Oct. 10.

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