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Elementary age students recently participated in their first track and field meet at Arnett Elementary as part of a new recreation program started by the district for all young students wanting to stretch their legs. The competition was kept light and fun by the principals of all four elementary schools on a nice, sunny day. SCHOOLS, A5

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The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum will host an Antique Appraisal Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 2 in the parking lot of the Faith Presbyterian Church next to Battery Hooper Park. For a $5 donation, visitors can bring two small items to be verbally appraised. Furniture is not permitted. The event will include at least six qualified appraisers and auctioneers. All proceeds benefit the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum. For more information, visit or call Kathleen Romero at 859-331-2499.

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By Regan Coomer

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The Kenton County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday Sept. 14 respectfully declining an invitation from the Kenton County Mayors Group, which had approached the county about appointing someone to serve as a voting member of the Mayors’ Group. The Fiscal Court voted 3-0. Commissioner Sara Reeder Voelker was not present at the meeting. Mayors’ Group members voted Sept. 18 to enact bylaws for the first time in the group’s history. Bestowing the right to vote on

Mayors’ Group issues is part of the approved bylaws, which are meant to allow the members to speak as a group. Judge-executive Ralph Drees said that a fiscal court member voting on Mayors’ Group issues could be problematic due to the possible clash between county and city governments. “As much as we think their new organizational structure is huge for the group and as beneficial it is for the county to be there in attendance on a regular basis, we actually are opposed to having a voting member on the Kenton County Mayors’ Group,” Commissioner Kris Knochelmann said.

Knochelmann did say county officials are willing to choose a fiscal court member to act as a nonvoting ad-hoc Mayors’ Group representative. Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier, a member of the Mayors’ Group bylaws committee, felt the fiscal court acted hastily and should have waited before taking a vote because most of the current fiscal court will no longer be a part of county government in 2011. “They’re tying the hands of the new fiscal court by saying they don’t want to be a voting member on the Mayors’ Group,” he said. “If the new Fiscal Court feels the same way, all they would have to

do is abstain from voting.” Meier said now that the Mayors’ Group has passed its bylaws, the Fiscal Court representative can simply abstain whenever a vote is taken. The issue of appointing a Fiscal Court member to serve on the Mayors’ Group and a Mayors’ Group member on the Fiscal Court was first discussed at a forum attended by many Kenton County politicians in April. The Fiscal Court and Mayors’ Group hope the appointees will better communication between the city and county.

Erlanger Christian prepares for Project Linus By Jason Brubaker

Erlanger Christian Church is raising the bar for Project Linus this year. The church will once again be participating in the annual community service project that collects blankets for children in need. The blankets are distributed by local chapters of Project Linus to children in hospitals, those separated from their families or children who have been traumatized or abused, in order to give them a sense of security and love. The organization, which has distributed over three million blankets across the country since their inception in 1995, is headquartered in Illinois and has chapters all over the United States. This will be the fourth year Erlanger Christian will host the Project Linus event, where volunteers will gather to tie fleece blankets to be donated to the local chapter. After completing at least 100 blankets in each of the first three years, they have set a goal of completing 200 this year. “We’ve had a good response and we wanted do even more this year,” said the Rev. Charlie Martin. “This is something we enjoy being able to help out with, and with enough volunteers, we know we’ll hit our


Trinity Findley, Elizabeth Robinson and Mitzi Hehman work on a blanket during a previous Project Linus at Erlanger Christian Church. This year’s event will be on Oct. 9. mark in no time at all.” The church will provide the fleece for the blankets, and no sewing will be involved, meaning anyone can participate, regardless of their knowledge of sewing or materials. Brunch will also be available for purchase, courtesy of the church’s women’s ministries program. The family-friendly atmos-

phere is always something to look forward to as well, said Martin. “We do have fun while we’re there, and at the end of it, we know we’ve done something good for the community,” he said. “We just hope we can get a lot of people on board this year, because it really is a great program to be involved with.” Through 2009, the Cincin-

nati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus has delivered over 44,000 blankets to children in the area, with a little over 300 of those having been donated by Erlanger Christian Church. The event will be held Oct. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. at Erlanger Christian Church, located at 27 Graves Avenue. For more information, call 727-2076.

City not likely to fill Burger’s seat By Jason Brubaker

Erlanger isn’t likely to fill the seat of councilman Jim Burger, who resigned in late August, before the Nov. 2. election. Burger, who had been a member of the council since 1996, announced his resignation on Aug. 22 after moving out of the city upon getting married. The move also means he will no longer be a candidate in the election after originally filing to run for re-election. “I’ll miss Erlanger, because it’s a great city and it’s filled with some wonderful people,” he said. “It wasn’t an easy decision to leave, but it’s what I had to do, and I’m just very grateful for the

time I had on the council.” Burger credited his fellow council members for their work and cooperation on tough issues during his tenure there, such as changing the process in which the city approves potential developments, as well as keeping the new Kenton County Jail out of Erlanger and continuing to upgrade the city’s infrastructure. “I think with 12 council members, you have to be able to work together well, and we did that,” he said. “With smaller councils, two or three people can sway things to one side. But with our council, we had to have almost total cooperation in order to get things done, and that’s what we always strived to do.”

At the Sept. 7 council meting, Mayor Tom Rouse said the council is unlikely to fill Burger’s seat before the election. According to state statute, the city has 60 days to appoint someone fill the seat, at which point it can be filled by Gov. Steve Beshear. However, since the 60-day window starts from the Sept. 7 meeting, that means the council would have until Nov. 6 to fill the seat. With only two regularly scheduled council meetings after that point in 2010, and with 11 council members still remaining, Rouse said he was okay with leaving the seat vacant until January, when the new council will take over. “It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to appoint someone just for

a few weeks,” said Rouse. Rouse also praised Burger for his work on the council, and said the city plans to recognize him at a future council meeting for his contributions. “Jim was a valuable, hardworking diligent member of this council," he said. "He was a friend and advisor to us all, and he will be missed." Burger’s withdraw from the council race leaves 13 candidates, including 11 incumbents, for the 12 seats. However, Burger’s name may still appear on the ballots, as the Kenton County Clerk’s Office said they had not received official notification as of Sept. 19. The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

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September 23, 2010

Most at forum against development regulations By Regan Coomer

Kenton County residents and businesses owners asked policy makers to respect not only the hillsides, but also the rights of property owners. The Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) hosted the third public meeting Sept. 15 to discuss the future of Kenton County’s hillsides.

NKAPC Director Dennis Gordon said input from meetings and the online survey will be considered while drafting hillside development regulations, which will then be presented at a fourth public meeting in November. Gordon asked the audience of 50 to discuss conservation of hillsides as well as design concepts that could “mitigate� the impact of development on sur-

rounding properties. “By conservation, we are really talking ultimately about purchasing hillsides,� Gordon said. “The only way this community, if it has the desire and the will, to pursue complete to purchase those hillsides because governments do not have the ability to simply regulate development on private property.� However, some residents


felt purchasing property for conservation isn’t a valid use of taxpayers’ money. “As a taxpayer, I don’t think my neighbors should have to buy my land to preserve it,� said Mark Hunter of Independence. “As a taxpayer, I don’t want to be buying other people’s land for aesthetic reasons.� Many representatives of the Kenton County Tea Party were present and spoke at the meeting, including Garth Kuhnhein who felt hillside regulations would be “extending the reach of government into unconstitutional areas.� “How do we do something with property that is

not theirs?� he asked. One resident felt the NKAPC needed more input from residents before regulations are drafted. “I’m in favor of regulations for hillsides, but I’m not in favor of a small amount of people decided what 160,000 people have pay for,� Dennis Delaney said. Delaney also questioned the integrity of the NKAPC’s online survey: more than 200 responses were received, but no restrictions were made on the number of surveys that could be completed from one computer in case more than one family member wanted to participate.

“You could never conduct that kind of poll and expect anybody to use that information,� he said after the meeting. While most of the comments were anti-regulatory, Gordon said they were just as important as comments about conservation and site design. “A lot of comments expressed what they didn’t want and that’s as legitimate as people expressing what they do want,� he said. “It’s unfortunate that some of them appeared to have come with pre-conceived notions about regulations that haven’t been drafted yet, but that’s OK.�

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new in Northern Kentucky with the drive-through format, and this clinic will provide good practice for future events in which drivethrough may be used to quickly distribute medication or vaccines to the community.� The vaccine will provide protection against the swine flu (H1N1) strain and two others expected to circulate this flu season, a H3N2 virus, and a type B virus. The clinic is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. No appointment is necessary. Cost of the vaccine is $25 cash. Medicare and Medicaid will not be accepted due to the limitations of the drive-through format, but will be taken at all other Health Department flu clinics.

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Villa girl offers a Kroger store ahead of schedule labor of puppy love By Jason Brubaker

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To say 11-year old Allie Clegg has a soft spot in her heart for dogs would be a bit of an understatement. “They’re all just so cute and fun to play with,” said Clegg, a Villa Hills resident. “That’s why I like doing what I do, because I get to be around them all the time.” Clegg, a student at Turkey Foot Middle, has been serving as a foster parent for Frankie’s Furry Friends Rescue, a small dog rescue center in Alexandria, since they opened in January. In that time, she’s taken in nine dogs and managed to adopt eight of them out, with Bristol, a quiet lovable Chihuahua, the newest to be searching for a permanent home. For a girl who also runs her own dog-sitting business, serving as a foster parent for dogs in need of some love has been a blast. “Before we got the first one, my mom and dad had to have a long talk, but they decided to let me do it, and it’s just been going since then,” recalled Allie. “I’m just glad I can help out and try to find some good homes for the dogs. Allie’s dad, David, said the burden of having an extra dog or two around the house actually hasn’t been much of a burden at all, with the entire family pitching in to help out. The Cleggs also have two dogs of their own who haven’t minded the extra playmates. “It’s been a great experience for us, because all of our kids have done a great job of taking responsibility for them,” he said. David Clegg also said he’s been impressed with the way Allie has helped stick to the goal of being a foster parent – not necessarily an easy task for an 11year-old who loves animals. “She understands that the goal is to find them a new home and not keep them here,” he said. “The biggest thing we can do is to help socialize the dog so it’s ready for a new home, and that’s been the fun part for us.” Allie said that letting go of the foster dogs actually hasn’t been too hard, especially when she knows they’re headed to a good home. The length of the adoption process can vary, but she said the longest she’s ever had any foster dog has been about one


Allie Clegg of Villa Hills holds Bristol, the latest foster dog she is trying to adopt out.

month, with most of them finding homes fairly quickly. “Once I see they’re in good hands with people who are going to love them, then I’m happy,” she said. “It’s a little sad to watch them go, but it makes it okay when you know they’re going to have a real home.” Kathy Thacker, the secretary of Frankie’s Furry Friends, said Allie’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. The center, which takes in dogs under 25 pounds, many from puppy mills, has adopted out close to 30 dogs since opening their doors in January. “If we had a prize for the most dogs adopted out, Allie would win it hands down,” said Thacker with a laugh. “She’s just a great girl with a heart of gold - we can’t say enough about her and her family for what they’ve done.” For more information about Frankie’s Furry Friends Rescue, including photos of dogs available for adoption, visit www. or call 859-635-9114.

A dry summer might mean the doors at the new Fort Mitchell Kroger could be opening ahead of schedule. The new 100,000square foot facility, which has been under construction since April, was originally slated to be open by Thanksgiving. However, with few weather interruptions to the construction process over the summer, the store now could be open by the first of November, according to Mayor Tom Holocher, who has been in talks with the project supervisors. “My understanding is that the feel pretty comfortable in saying they’ll be open around that point,” he said. “I think they’re a little bit ahead of schedule, and that’s a great news for the city, because I know people are anxious to be able to

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“I was inside it the other day and it looks fantastic,” he said. “It’s going to draw a lot of people in - there’s no question.” He also said they are working on matching the exterior to the rest of the shops in the plaza, creating a look of continuity amongst the stores. He said the bricks are being hand-painted to match the rest of the center, meaning the only thing that should separate Kroger from the other tenants in the center is the size of the building. “We’re doing our best to ensure the entire plaza looks good together,” he said. Once finished, the store will include a drive-through pharmacy, fuel station, cafe


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September 23, 2010



Local band Yesterday's News rocks out during Erlanger's Heritage Day celebration.


Phoenix Snow, 5, enjoys the petting zoo at Erlanger's Heritage Day.

Sean Weaver of Colonial Cottage works the grill during Heritage Day on Sept. 19. Despite threats of rain, it is believed to have been one of the biggest crowds ever for the annual celebration.

Erlanger celebrates Heritage Day By Jason Brubaker


Hannah and Abby Holtman enjoy a Kona Ice during Heritage Day. With a warm afternoon, the Kona Ice and Trauth Dairy trucks saw plenty of action.

Not even an afternoon of NFL football or overcast skies could keep Erlanger residents from showing their civic pride. The city held their annual Heritage Day celebration on Sept. 19 at the Erlanger Railroad Park, drawing hundreds of residents out for the event, which included food, games, shopping, music and even pony rides. The Erlanger Historical Society also opened the Depot Museum for the afternoon, and several candidates for the upcoming elections were on hand to take part in the political stumping

process. The celebration was started by the Historical Society 19 years ago to help honor the city’s traditions and roots. It has grown into a family-friendly festival with carnival-style games and a lively atmosphere. This year, despite the cloudy skies, several hundred residents turned out throughout the afternoon to take part in the festivities and enjoy the interaction with their neighbors. “We’re just glad the rain stayed away and it’s turned out to be a beautiful day,” said Pat Hahn, who helped to organize the event. “I think people are really out here enjoying themselves, and that’s what this is all about.”


Laylah More-Lammy, 2, prepares for a pony ride during Heritage Day. The pony rides were one of the most popular attractions throughout the afternoon.

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Alyssa Latta, 2, tries to keep the train on the tracks as she pretends to steer the wooden train outside the Depot Museum during Heritage Day.


Jordan Hils checks out the prizes at the duck pond game as Rachel McIntire looks on. McIntire is a member of the Gold Rush Club at Lloyd Memorial High School, a club dedicated to community service.


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Lindeman Principal Mike Shires talks to some of his team members before the elementary track meet on Sept. 16. This was the first meet for all four elementary schools in the Erlanger/Elsmere School District.

Arnett third-grader Kaitlyn Smith maintains her focus as she is cheered on by classmates during the school's first track meet on Sept. 16.


Kids are right on track By Jason Brubaker

Miles Elementary Principal Bryant Gillis scanned the field behind Arnett Elementary on Sept. 16, checking out the competition for his students’ first track meet. “Now I think [Howell Elementary Principal Eric] Saylor has been practicing his team longer than the rest of us have,” he said with a wink. “We may have to start watching him a little more carefully over there - make sure he doesn’t have any advantages.” Saylor just laughed. “You can’t trust anything that guy says,” he said. The friendly trash talk between the principals was just one of the high-

Third grade boys from all four elementary schools take off during the half-mile run.

lights of the first ever cross-country track meet for the four elementary schools in the Erlanger/Elsmere School District, an after-school program that began this year. Close to 200 parents, friends and family members turned out at Arnett that day to watch the competition between students from Miles, Howell, Arnett and Lindeman Elementary. “We never expected it to be this big, but it’s pretty awesome,” said Arnett Principal Matt Engel. “This is great for the kids.” The schools decided to start the program this year, wanting to give kids something productive to do after school, as well as a way to stay in shape and build school spirit. Each school has 15-25 kids partic-

ipating, and they will have meets at each of the four schools this fall, with competitions being split by gender and age. And while results and times are being kept for each of the races, it’s clear that the program is about more than just winning races. With parents on their feet cheering and teachers lined up along the course route offering high-fives and encouragement, it was obvious the kids were thoroughly enjoying themselves. “That was awesome!” exclaimed a tired Kaitlyn Smith after finishing the half-mile run. “I’m tired now, but it was fun.” The next meet will be Sept. 23 at Howell Elementary, beginning at around 4:30 p.m.



School counselor Angie Bielecki (red shirt) gives the Miles Elementary track team a pep talk before the meet starts.


Arnett Principal Matt Engel demonstrates the proper starting position before the third grade girls' first race.


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September 23, 2010

Reds’ Votto, Phillips encourage healthy living By Regan Coomer

Ryland Elementary students were in for a home run of a surprise Wednesday Sept. 15. Cincinnati Reds first baseman, Joey Votto and second baseman, Brandon Phillips visited the school to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to help kick off the school’s Jump Rope For Heart, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The AHA chose Ryland to visit for the school’s years of dedication and fundraising for Jump Rope For Heart. After entering the school’s gyms to the deafening sound of the kids’ cheers, Votto and Phillips answered questions, led several school cheers and horsed around with Principal Cathy Barwell. “We’re both professional athletes and baseball players and it’s very important for both of us to take good care of ourselves,” Votto told the students. Phillips thanked students for their enthusiasm. “I just got the chill bumps when you all were cheering for us,” he said with a big smile. Jared Fogle, otherwise


Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto answer questions at Ryland Heights Elementary Sept. 15. Phillips and Votto shared their tips on staying healthy, including exercising, getting plenty of sleep and eating right. REGAN COOMER/STAFF

Joey Votto encourages students to stay healthy and participate in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart Program Wednesday Sept. 15. known as Jared the Subway guy, also spoke to Ryland students about the dangers of childhood obesity. “Don’t wait a year, don’t wait five years. Let’s make those healthy habits today,” he said. “Let’s try to find a positive solution to our problems.” Barwell asked Votto and Phillips about healthy eating habits and their take on The Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have then do unto you. “I just try to put myself in their shoes. I ask myself, ‘Is what I’m going to do going to hurt them?’” Votto

said. “Don’t do nothing to someone you don’t want done back to you,” Phillips advised. Votto and Phillips also cheered on Barwell and Assistant Principal Natalie Carpenter as they demonstrated a jump off, the culminating activity for students involved in Jump Rope For Heart. “It was exciting to see a celebrity. It’s not every day that you get to see that,” said Michael Mardis, a fifthgrade student at Ryland. “My friend is a really big fan of Joey Votto. She’s

going to be so jealous,” laughed Ally Niece, the school’s student council president. “It was cool to be right there in front of them.” Ryland students will begin the Jump Rope For Heart program by spending two weeks collecting pledges from family and friends. After the two weeks are up, students will engage in a jump-a-thon in Ryland’s gym. All funds raised will go to the AHA. “The kids love being active and they’re great at doing things for others,” said Rachel Bea, the school’s physical education teacher. “We’ve gotten Jump Rope For Heart off to an exciting start and I think this will be our best year yet.”


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Area football teams start district play this week

By James Weber

Exhibition season ends for most local prep football teams this weekend. While the first five weeks of the 2010 season were eminently more entertaining than the NFL preseason, the games played so far hardly count for anything concrete unless a team gets in a threeway district tie at season’s end and the strength-of-victory tiebreaker comes into play. Certainly many early games were fun rivalries and offered plenty of chances for energetic teenagers to do something memorable. But this week, the stakes rise as district seeding games begin. Simon Kenton travels to Conner to begin 6A play 7 p.m. Friday. The Pioneers improved to 3-1 with a 21-18 win over Henry Clay Sept. 17. SK posted 341 yards offense and allowed 264, including just 80 rushing yards to Henry Clay. Chad Lawrence accounted for almost all the offense, throwing for 184 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 154 on 25 carries. Ryan Winkler was his top tar-


Dixie Heights quarterback Zeke Pike runs the ball during the first half of Ryle’s homecoming game at Ryle High School Sept. 17.

BRIEFLY The week at Simon

• The Calvary girls soccer team tied 0-0 with Simon Kenton, Sept. 13. Simon Kenton’s Ashley Repka made 19 saves. • The Simon-Kenton beat Calvary Christian 1-0, Sept. 14. Simon’s Austin Cagle made eight saves, and Cody Koch scored the goal. • In girls cross country, Simon Kenton placed 13th with a score of 344 in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18.

The week at Holy Cross

• In volleyball, Holy Cross beat Highlands 25-18, 23-25, 25-14, Sept. 13. • In girls soccer, Holy Cross beat Ludlow 10-0, Sept. 15. Holy Cross’ Reinhart made one save; Herrman and Angel made two saves each; and Groneck, Frye, Jasper, Plunkett, Staubitz and Tupman made one save each. • The Holy Cross boys soccer team tied 1-1 with Conner, Sept. 16. Fortner scored Holy Cross’ goal. • In boys cross country, Holy Cross placed sixth in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18. Holy Cross’ Hemmer placed eighth in 18 minutes, 8 seconds. • The girls cross country team placed seventh with a score of 191 in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18. Holy Cross’ Bergman placed fourth in 21 minutes, 14 seconds.

Dixie Heights

• In boys soccer, Villa Madonna beat Dixie Heights 2-0, Sept. 14. • In boys golf, Dixie Heights beat Campbell County 166-171, Sept. 16. Dixie’s Jason Rose medaled with 4 over par 39 on the back nine at Hickory Sticks.

The week at Simon

• The Simon-Kenton boys soccer team beat Calvary Christian 1-0, Sept. 14. Simon’s Austin Cagle made eight saves, and Cody Koch scored the goal. On Sept. 16, CovCath beat Simon Kenton 9-1. Simon’s

Tyler Smith scored his team’s goal. • In girls soccer, Simon Kenton beat Scott 3-1, Sept. 18. Simon’s Chelsey Landrum, Tiffany Landrum and Jessie Cooper scored one goal each. Scott’s Sarah Handlon scored her team’s goal.

The week at St. Henry

• The St. Henry girls golf team beat Conner 212-229, Sept. 14. St. Henry’s Ashley Schneider medaled with 12 over par 48 on the front nine at Lassing Pointe. • In volleyball, St. Henry beat Lloyd 25-10, 25-10, Sept. 15. • The Ryle boys soccer team shut out St. Henry 3-0. • In boys golf, St. Henry placed fourth in the Boone County shootout, Sept. 16.

The week at Lloyd

• The Lloyd volleyball beat Newport 25-12, 25-16, Sept. 14. • In boys cross country, Lloyd placed 12th in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18. • The Lloyd girls cross country team placed fifth with a score of 165 in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18. Lloyd’s Duncan placed eighth in 21 minutes, 26 seconds.

The week at Scott

• Scott’s boys soccer team shut out Bishop Brossart 1-0, Sept. 16. Scott’s Matt Kees made seven saves, and Sean Marshall scored the goal, with an assist from Dexter Morgan. On Sept. 18, Scott beat Simon Kenton 4-0. Scott’s Morgan scored three goals, Richie Supe scored one, and Kees made five saves. • In volleyball, Notre Dame beat Scott 25-20, 25-16, Sept. 16.


In last week’s Erlanger Recorder, a touchdown credited to Austin Smith of Lloyd High School should have been credited to his brother, Dillon, in the 36-22 win over Dayton.

get, catching eight balls for 96 yards. Cory Crane and Zach Carroll had touchdown grabs. Austin Baldwin and Parker Deters had fumble recoveries on defense. Baldwin led the Pioneers with 11 tackles. Covington Catholic plays at Newport Central Catholic 7 p.m. Friday at Newport Stadium. The Colonels beat Beechwood 24-21 last week to improve to 32. Cov Cath quarterback Blake Bir threw for 230 yards and a touchdown to Alex Connelly. Gabe Gray had 167 yards on the ground and a score from 80 yards out. Alex Slabaugh had a TD rush. Evan Talkers had the gamewinning field goal in the fourth quarter. Scott and Dixie Heights begin 5A district play against each other 7 p.m. Friday at Dixie. Dixie lost 20-7 to Ryle to drop to 2-3. Zeke Pike had Dixie’s lone touchdown. Scott lost 28-22 to Harrison County to fall to 1-3. Ryan Sowder threw for 78 yards and a touchdown to Nick Farris. Sowder rushed 19 times for 77 yards. Farris caught two passes for 37 yards. Alex Swinford

grabbed three passes for 41 yards. Brandon Stamper rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown and returned the opening kickoff of the game for a score. Scotty Campbell had 21 tackles, including 14, and Ron Swinford had 11 solo tackles. Holy Cross hosts Bishop Ready from Columbus, Ohio 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Holmes. HC is 2-2 after an impressive 41-21 win at Conner. Jerry Arlinghaus threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns, and also rushed for 46 yards and two scores. His TD strikes were to Josh Jasper, Eric Walker and Chad Fuller. Jasper had four grabs for 96 yards. Kyle Fuller had five catches for 106 yards. Chad Fuller rushed 12 times for 69 yards and a score. Jasper was strong on defense with two interceptions and nine tackles. Justin Kohake had a fumble recovery. Paul Lampone had 14 total tackles and John Bradburn 11. Lloyd hosts Montgomery County 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Juggernauts dropped to 1-3 with a 63-7 loss to Cooper Sept. 17. Brady Asher had Lloyd’s lone touchdown.

St. Henry girls adjust to challenges By Adam Turer

After graduating 10 seniors from last year’s team, the St. Henry girls’ soccer program was unsure of what to expect in 2010. The season was thrown into further disarray when the team’s top returning player, senior Abby Janszen, suffered a serious leg injury during the club soccer season in the spring. With 10 first-time varsity players and little veteran leadership, the Crusaders had plenty of obstacles to overcome this year. So far, they have risen to the challenge. “It’s been an unusual season,” said head coach Steve Lorenz. “Considering all that we’ve had to deal with, I think we’re probably right where we ought to be at this point.” Lorenz and his staff implemented a new formation this season. One benefit of having so many new varsity players was the ability to change their primary formation without much confusion.

For veterans like Janszen, who returned for the team’s fifth game, the change has been more of an adjustment. Instead of playing with two attacking forwards, the Crusaders have been playing with one forward and three players behind on the attack. “It’s been a matter of getting the kids to understand where they fit on the field,” Lorenz said. “We’re still refining things. We’ve been known as an attacking team and we want to keep that identity.” With so many new faces, the Crusaders have counted on some newcomers and former junior varsity players to make a big impact in their first season at the varsity level. Junior center midfielder Jill Bauer and junior outside midfielder Melissa Spare have stepped up. Junior transfer Sullivan Culbertson was making a big impact at outside defender before suffering a season-ending knee injury during the All “A” Classic. “There have been some pleasant surprises,” Lorenz said. “These girls

have done well with the opportunities they have been given.” The Crusaders reached the finals of the All “A” Classic the weekend of Sept. 10-12, falling in the championship match to Lexington Catholic. St. Henry bounced back with a 5-0 win over Simon Kenton in their first game after the All “A” Classic. The offensive game plan continues to improve and the win over the Pioneers was a good sign for the Crusaders. “We made a couple of adjustments after the All “A” Classic,” said Lorenz. “If we can keep building on that, I think we’ll be where we want to be at the end of the season.” St. Henry is 10-2 through Sept. 18, including a big win over Notre Dame Academy on Sept. 8. Libby Leedom scored both goals in that victory and leads the team with 11 goals through Sept. 18. The Crusaders travel to Brossart on Sept. 20 and host Lexington Catholic on Sept. 22.

NDA volleyball aims for consistency By Adam Turer

A tough schedule and an inexperienced team could have led to a down season for Notre Dame Academy’s volleyball team. The Pandas stand at 114 through Sept. 19, with several tough matches left on the regular season schedule. At several times this season, the Pandas have shown flashes of ability to play like a more veteran team. There have still been times, however, when the team’s youth and inexperience shows. “We are really young and we’ve had a bit of ups and downs,” said Lanham. “We’ve been pretty inconsistent, but I’m happy with our progress. All the girls are getting better.” Three seniors getting their first significant varsity experience, six juniors,

three sophomores, and two freshmen have been adjusting to playing together at the varsity level for the first time. Growing pains were expected. “A lot of the mistakes we’ve been making are a result of our youth and inexperience,” Lanham said. As the youngest players learn to play with more consistency, the Pandas will improve as a team. The underclassmen were thrown into the fire and are learning on the fly, playing for a highly ranked team against several highly ranked opponents. Freshman middle Heidi Thelen, freshman setter Elly Ogle, and sophomore outside hitter Taylor Angel have made major contributions this season despite their youth. Angel saw limited varsity action late last season as a freshman. Ogle played varsity for Beechwood High School last

season as an eighth-grader. “I see them growing with each game,” Lanham said. “I think the more they play, the more confidence they are gaining.” Notre Dame has been invited to play in the Nike Challenge in Chicago for the second straight season. The Pandas will travel to the Windy City for the elite tournament on Oct. 1-2. Kentucky powers Assumption and Sacred Heart will also play in the tournament. Two of the Pandas four losses so far this season have come to Sacred Heart. Notre Dame will play Assumption the week after the Nike Challenge. “There will be a lot of national powerhouses in Chicago,” said Lanham. “It’s nice that we got invited back.” The Pandas will play for a lot Sept. 23, when they travel to St. Henry. Not only will they try to avenge an

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early-season loss to their local rival, but both teams are raising money for breast cancer research before and during the match. Notre Dame has the talent to be a big factor in the postseason and will be battle-tested after playing against several of the top teams in Kentucky, Cincinnati (Ursuline, Seton, McAuley, Mercy), and the nation. By October, Lanham is hopeful that youth and inexperience will give way to confidence and consistent quality play. The Pandas have the motivation to play beyond their years. “We want to get past making youthful mistakes,” Lanham said. “We have a lot of girls that work hard. They really want to play and a lot of them have goals to play beyond high school.” The Pandas play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at St. Henry.


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Experience will help Villa in postseason By Anthony Amorini

The thunder of 25 years of collective varsity experience for five Villa Madonna seniors accompanies the Blue Lightning girls’ golf team into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Region 6 Championships Monday, Sept. 27. In six of the past seven years, at least one Lightning golfer advanced through regionals to qualify for the state championships. The girls scored team state qualifications on four of those occasions. Ninth-year head coach Ken Theissen hopes similar exit music provides a fitting swan song for his quintet of longtime players after the girls missed out on state in 2009. The top two teams, and top five individuals not on a qualifying team, advance from regionals to state. “We have to click on all cylinders to get it done and all our girls know that,” Theissen said of Villa Madonna’s state aspira-

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St. Henry junior Aaron Beaten (6) advances the ball away from Milford midfielder John Nagle (7) during the first half of their soccer match at Northern Kentucky University soccer field Sept. 13. St. Henry lost 2-1, bringing their record to 5-2-2 at that time.

BRIEFLY Katie Scarlett-Skinner is one of the top golfers for Villa Madonna. tions. “I think we have a great chance to do something if we put it all together.” Standing at 4-2 in duals, Villa Madonna’s best team finish occurred at the All “A” State Championships – “the small-school state

championships” - during the Blue Lightning’s fourthplace finish at the event Saturday, Sept. 11, Theissen said. Theissen suspects Notre Dame Academy will take first place at regionals with Grant County, Owen County and his Villa Madonna girls battling for the secondplace, state qualifying slot, he said. “On any given day, we will all be within five strokes of one another and we see those teams all the time,” Theissen said of Grant County and Owen County. “It’s just a matter of who comes with the right head on. Hopefully at regionals, that’s us.” Villa Madonna senior Katie-Scarlett Skinner is currently No. 8 in the AllState rankings with 17.33 points. At season’s end, the top 10 players in the rankings are named to the AllState team, Theissen said. A varsity golfer since seventh grade, Skinner leads the team with an 18hole average of about 78 strokes, Theissen said. “She is our lead dog and there is no question about that,” Theissen said of Skinner. “She started with us in the fifth grade. Her mental toughness and her ability to play, and score, is what every coach wants.” Additional seniors on the team include starters Katie Ransdell (90 strokes per 18 holes) and Lauren Wagner (92 strokes per 18 holes) and also Kimberly Yocom and Sarahmarie SpechtBird.


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Skinner has been to state twice with Ransdell housing one year of state experience. “There are going to be some tears at the end any time you have a group that’s played together as long as these girls have,” Theissen said. “They are great friends.” Aside from Skinner, Ransdell and Wagner, additional members of the Blue Lightning’s starting five include junior Katie Gross (95 strokes per 18 holes) and freshman Nicole Zatorski. Zatorski became a varsity starter just under a month ago and her score of 95 strokes at the Gene Hilen Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 4, validated the decision, Theissen said. “She was coming on strong and she had been the leader of our (junior varsity team) for a few seasons so we moved her up,” Theissen said. “We value our seniors but also realize it’s about putting together the best team score in the end.” Regardless of Villa Madonna’s results at regionals, Theissen was quick to give a respectful nod to the senior quintet’s contributions across their careers. “It’s been quite a ride and the end is going to be bittersweet,” Theissen said of waving goodbye to his seniors. “In the end, the girls will be able to look back knowing they had a very respectable season no matter what happens in the next few weeks.”

The week at Dixie Heights

• In boys soccer, Villa Madonna beat Dixie Heights 2-0, Sept. 14. • In boys golf, Dixie Heights beat Campbell County 166-171, Sept. 16. Dixie’s Jason Rose medaled with 4 over par 39 on the back nine at Hickory Sticks.

The week at Covington Latin

The Covington Latin boys cross country team finished 14th with a score of 376, Sept. 18.

Kersting nabs award

Thomas More College senior defender Angie Kersting, a Mercy High School graduate, has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week today (Monday, September 13, 2010) by the conference office. Kersting helped anchor the Saint defense last week as Thomas More posted a pair of shutouts during a 1-01 week by defeating Ohio Wesleyan University, 2-0, and playing Olivet (Mich.) College to a 0-0 scoreless draw. Kersting scored one of the Saints' goals in the win over Ohio Wesleyan. The Saints, who have not been scored upon in four matches this season, allowed just 18 shots (13 vs. Ohio Wesleyan, five vs. Olivet) in two matches.

Goalkeeper of week

Thomas More College junior defender Keith Kreidenweis, an Elder High School graduate, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s soccer Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week today, Sept. 13, by the conference office. Kreidenweis anchored the Saint defense last week, as defending PAC champion Thomas More remained

unbeaten and unscored-upon following a 0-0 double overtime draw at Wittenberg University and a 2-0 home victory over Denison University. The Thomas More defense had its two North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) opponents to a combined 20 shots in two matches.

School rolls on

The Tichenor Middle School football team will look to continue their winning ways on Sept. 25 when they’ll host Newport Central Catholic. The Trojans, in their first year, have won four games in a row since dropping their opener, and are undefeated in their division. The team has been winning with defense, giving up an average of only 4.4 points per game, while scoring just over 23 on offense. Coach J Lail said he’s been proud of the team’s effort and ability to overcome obstacles in their first season together. “No coach could ask for anything more,” he said. “The players have come together as a family, and have proven that hard work and dedication can pay huge dividends.” The Sept. 25 game will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Memorial High School football field. For more information, contact the school at 727-2255.

Zink is player of week

Thomas More College senior place kicker Dustin Zink, a Newport Central Catholic High School graduate, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, Sept. 13. Zink tied a Thomas More single-game record for extra points made by connecting on a perfect eight-of-eight conversion attempts for the Saints in a 56-12 non-conference victory at Hanover College on Sept. 11.


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Waltz: I share voters’ Davis: We need to fight government frustration tax and spend agenda As a Boone County resident, I appreciate the opportunity to speak directly to voters in my hometown paper. My name is John Waltz and I am running for Congress because I share the frustration and anger so many other people are feeling this year. Our government is not functional and I’m tired of watching those who are supposed to represent us play their own political games. When I came back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, I needed help from the Veteran’s Administration. I went to our own congressman, Geoff Davis, for help and I got the brush-off. I had to take my case all the way to the White House before I got the help I needed. I realized too many other vets have the same problems and I started working for veterans by trying to pass legislation like the new GI Bill. I also realized how much of our hard-earned money was being flushed away in Iraq to out-of-control contractors that weren’t doing their jobs. I helped start a nonprofit to rebuild hospitals in Iraq. As I worked for vets and got more involved in politics, I came to know one thing for certain. Washington, and in particular, Davis, is not working for us anymore. We need to make some serious changes, and we can start right here at home by electing someone

t h a t k n o w s what it’s like to struggle to make e n d s meet. I don’t John Waltz t h i n k Community there are nough Recorder epeople in guest Congress columnist like you and me. I care about the wars because I actually served in the Navy. I care about getting health care reform done right because it has affected my family every bit as much as it has affected yours. I care about financial reform because I know too many people that have lost their homes and their jobs. These issues are not abstract and we need legislators that can relate. Here are a few of my plans when I get to Congress. 1. I’ll cut my own salary in half and will fight to see that the president and Congress can never get pay raises if they haven’t balanced the budget. Davis has voted for every pay raise he could. 2. Congress should be tied to the same programs they enact for the

America is at a critical crossroads. The Washington agenda set by President Obama and Speaker Pelosi is not working. With the failed trilliondollar stimulus, the trilliondollar government takeover of health care, the answer given has been more government, more spending, more borrowing and more taxes. Our unemployment rate continues to hover near 10 percent and the federal debt exceeds $13 trillion. Simply put, we cannot spend our way to prosperity. Empowering the American people will lead us toward prosperity. As a former small business owner, I understand the importance of rewarding ingenuity and creativity I am committed to f i s c a l l y responsible solutions for creating jobs I appreciate the here in Kentucky. I am Recorder’s efforts to inform fighting against the borrow, people about the candidates bailout, tax and spend and thank them for their agenda in Washington. The federal government efforts. must adopt a Balanced BudJohn Waltz, a Florence resident, get Amendment to the Conis the Democratic candidate for stitution to require fiscal the 4th District U.S. House of sanity in Washington. Representatives seat. Restoring fiscal discipline to Washington is necessary to protect and promote the opportunities of the next generation. Otherwise, we are robbing our children of a future.

people. Representatives can pay into Social Security and get a 401K like the rest of us. Maybe then they would actually fix Social Security instead of kicking the can down the road. 3. Congress should be obligated to use the same health care system all the rest of us use. 4. No more shipping jobs overseas. I’ll vote to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs out and work hard to reward small businesses for creating jobs. 5. I am tired of bickering political games. I’ll work with anyone when it means creating jobs, getting our budget under control, or helping people succeed.

What do you miss most about prerecession life? “My investment portfolio, my retirement plan and mostly the lack of fear that I’ll have to keep working until I’m 75 just to afford the state-run home they’re going to put me in when the bank forecloses on my house! ‘Nuff said!!!” M.M. “What do I miss most about pre-recession life? The anxiety produced by the choice I make for health coverage each year as a retiree. “I thought it was bad, but it’s nothing like what I anticipate later in the year when I wlll have to choose again for one more year. In spite of the complexity of the whole thing, and the uncertainty about which choice would be best, it wasn’t as bad as it’s gonna be this year after The Messiah’s Health Care Plan has been enacted.” Bill B. “Not gasping when I see the tab at Nicolas Restaraunt.” J.Z. “Two years ago both my son and my son-in-law had secure, well-paying jobs (we thought). In that span of time both lost their jobs, got unemployment, then found new, lower-paying jobs with no seniority. “There is constant stress for

Next question: How far do you think the Reds will go in the playoffs? Why? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. three families that they’ll lose their jobs again.” R.V. “I replied earlier expressing concern that my son and son-inlaw lost their jobs in the past 18 months, but then found lowerpaying jobs. “I expressed our daily concern that they might lose their jobs again. Last night we learned that our son-in-law will lose his job at the end of this month.” R.V. “I miss seeing the ocean, buying clothes at places other than Goodwill, and eating out. “I miss not having that sick feeling when our child needs money for a school-related trip, and I miss not dreading Christmas, birthdays, weddings and graduations because of the expenses they will entail.” C.G. “George Bush’s first six years.” D.J. “The value of my stock!”


“The number of zeros at the end of my 401K account statement.” J.J.


Geoff Davis of Hebron is the Republican candidate for the 4th District U.S. House of Representatives. He is the incumbent.

“My husband’s job! He was selfemployed for 17 years making a good living until the recession hit. Then work dried up and no job. “Since he was self- employed that meant no unemployment compensation. “He now has a part- time seasonal job now for which we are grateful. I am also thankful that I am a teacher and my job is secure as well as provides insurance.” K.S. “I’m not even going to waste my time thinking about your question, because the past is history and I can’t change it. “Now, if you had asked what is good about post-recession life, that would be more interesting as it addresses people’s ability to adapt to changes. “How about not feeling pressured to buy the latest tv/pc/cell phone ... as soon as it’s announced. By increasing the time I use these items from two years to 30 months I save myself 25 percent, and lose very little real-life benefit. Same is true for cars. “If I eat a little less, I can save on the food bill, lose weight, improve my health and save on medications. “If I make the right choices, I come out better not worse and don’t even miss my youth!” D.R.

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The Mayor of Independence seems to think we have crazy people in our city and John Richardson thinks we have politically motivated people using guerilla tactics to scare the people in Hartland Estates. I have lived in Hartland for seven years and have not received crazy letters that the mayor spoke of. Personally, I feel it was an unprofessional statement to make. I, and only I, wrote the letter concerning the proposed walking trail. I have a copy of this map (C-7 Development Areas & Trail Connectivity) and I am willing to show anyone interested in viewing it. As of Sept. 2 Chris Reinersmen knew I wrote the letter, and I asked him to tell the mayor. I am not opposed to “Welcome to Independence” signs but I think we have to consider a frugal budget. Do we need the upkeep of landscaping, lights, flags and do we need a copula/dome on the signs? Some people even say

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rates doubled and voters had no say. This is wrong. With REINS, we could restore control to the people and prevent this type of regulatory tyranny. In addition, I have led efforts to correct the inequities in disability retirement pay for the National Guard and Reserves who are injured in combat, increased transparency in financial reporting, improve programs for the homeless; and enhance coal-to-liquids technology to create jobs and affordable energy. I have always made service to Kentuckians a top priority. I am committed to responding to the concerns of constituents, assisting seniors and veterans, and ensuring that all Kentuckians have a strong advocate with federal agencies. As an 11-year Army veteran, I am working to ensuring that all veterans receive the benefits they deserve. Our office has helped thousands of Kentuckians and I hope to have the opportunity to help thousands more. I am committed to serve you by hard work and listening to your ideas. Together, we can restore our nation to strength and prosperity.


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Washington must be made to manage t h e national budget the way Geoff Davis f a m i l i e s small Community and business Recorder o w n e r s guest do: balcolumnist anced. As I listen to Kentuckians across the district, I constantly hear deep concerns over the government takeover of health care. This fiscally destructive law must be repealed and replaced with reforms that will protect your doctor/patient relationship; Medicare benefits for seniors; Social Security; and reduce the cost of health care. Working with a constituent, I introduced H.R. 3765, the REINS Act, which would rein in the regulations imposed by unelected Washington bureaucrats burdening Kentucky families and businesses. The REINS Act would require Congress to take an up-or-down vote on every new major rule before it can be enforced on Americans. For example, when the EPA imposed an $800 million consent decree on Northern Kentucky to comply with an unfunded mandate for storm water compliance, all of our sewer

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$10,000 is too much to pay in hard times. In January, 2010 I asked Council how many bids they obtained and they had not gotten bids from different companies. I feel that they should get outside bids, not ones that are from committee members and affiliates. This is called a conflict of interest, or the Good Old Boys Club. I believe Mr. Richardson has spread rumors that others have written this letter. I do believe he is on a witch hunt and he owes those folks a sincere apology. He knows who he has spread the rumors about. My only interest is to keep our families safe, bring some spirit and good will to Hartland and in my community. Mayor and Mr. Richardson, please don’t put me down for that and take me off your dirt list. Rita Hauke Independence



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Todd and Nichole Preisler hold some of the cupcakes featured at Heavenly Frosted Cupcakes located at the end of Oakbrook Drive.

Heavenly Cupcakes ‘out of this world’ By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

For families who have two working parents, time is a precious commodity, and saving time by ordering birthday cupcakes from Heavenly Frosted Cupcakes can seem like heaven-sent help. But that’s not all the fledgling company offers. “Everything we have, cupcakes and frosting, is homemade, and it’s a great taste difference,” said Nichole Preisler, who, along with her husband, Todd, own Heavenly Frosted Cupcakes. “We know that people want to give their children special treats that are homemade with love, and we can do that. We do birthday parties, anniversaries, office parties, weddings – just about any special occa-

sion.” Located in a fairly new strip mall at the end of Oakbrook Drive, near Pleasant Valley, Heavenly Cupcakes opened inside of Saturday Sweets on July 10, but had been filling orders via the Internet, at, before that. The business grew out of Nichole’s passion for baking, and a nationwide trend for sprinkle cupcakes. With business picking up, Nichole’s next ambition is to install a convection oven in Saturday Sweets before the holidays. “I believe this business can do very well,” she said. Todd agrees. “It’s all about getting your name out there,” he said. The phone number is 859-394-2295.


Mary Lou Klein arranges some sample campaign signs in the store window. With the election a little over a month away, she said business is steadily increasing, with politicians looking to get their name out to the public.

More than meets the eye Campaign signs require long hours, creativity By Jason Brubaker


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Mary Lou Klein was definitely not sad to see the primary elections in May come to an end. “By the time it was over, I felt like I had been running in a race too,” she recalled with a smile. “We had a ton of late nights, meeting with the candidates and working late and going over designs and plans - it was exhausting! But it was also kind of fun too- we were right in the middle of the action.” Klein is the owner of Klein Printing and Promotions, the Fort Mitchellbased shop that is among those who handle printing campaign signs, fliers, bumper stickers, magnets, coffee mugs, lapel stickers and anything else a candidate might want to put his or her name on before an election. With the Nov. 2 election a little over a month away, she said business again has been crazy...but in a good way. “This is what we love to do,” she said. “It definitely gets busy, but we love being able to work with all of the candidates and try to help them get elected. It’s fun for us to know that we’ve helped them when they win.” Her son, Jonathan, who is a graphic designer for the company, agreed. That’s because there’s a lot of work to be done - everything from picking out a catchy color scheme to incorporating any slogans or specific designs before the signs are ready to fill the yards of residents. “For about two or three weeks leading up to an election, we basically


Jonathan Klein plays with a design on the computer. In the weeks leading up to an election, Klein said he can "forget about having a social life." have no social life, because we’re here all the time, and until all hours in the morning,” he said. “But it’s fun to be a part of all of it.” With more campaign signs sprouting up all over the place, Mary Lou said they’re starting to get into the election atmosphere again. For many candidates, she said it’s just about developing their “brand,” and getting their name out to the public in as many ways as possible. “Some of the candidates who haven’t run before don’t really know what they want or need, and they’re just looking for a way to get started,” she explained. “So we try to work with everyone individually to meet their specific needs, and get them going down the right path for an election.” However, the road isn’t always easy. There are always late orders and rushed orders that need to be filled, as well as candidates who may not be fully familiar with the sign regulations for their community. There’s the volume of orders, like in 2006, when they printed approximately 50,000 signs throughout the election. Additionally, there’s always the sensitive issue of printing signs for multiple candidates within a single election. While Klein says they are strictly a “non-partisan” print shop,

they still take extra precautions to ensure they’re not stepping on any toes or showing favoritism to any candidate or political party. For example, when an order of signs is finished, they are stored away and a specific pick-up time is arranged, to avoid an opponent dropping by, seeing the signs, and possibly feeling slighted. “But we’ve had times where two opponents both come in at the same time to pick their signs up, and it can get awkward,” she said. “We just do whatever we can to stay neutral and stay out of the middle of the races which is why we don’t do negative signs.” But just because they stay out of the politics of election season doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy the spoils of victory. She said they’ve tracked each of the candidates they’ve worked with over the years, and figures they have worked with the winning candidates about 90 percent of the time. She said they often field invitations to victory parties, and that they get as excited about election night as some of the candidates. “There’s definitely a sense of pride there,” she said. “We enjoy what we do and we enjoy working with the candidates, and we feel like we’re a part of their success when they win.”

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A Time to Celebrate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by M. Katherine Hurley, Oliver Debikey, Katham, M.P. Wiggins, Maureen Holub and Alex Hibbitt. Vintage bicycles from the collection of Hugh Rosensweig. Free. Through Oct. 15. 859957-1940; Covington.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8-10 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. $5. Through Dec. 17. 859291-2300; Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; Covington.


Back 2 the Grime featuring DATSIK, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With DIGIRAATII, Trip Turlington vs. MisterShifter, Royal Soundsystem and J.A.N.K. Doors open 8 p.m. $12, $10 college students. 859-491-2444; Covington.


John Henton, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Dinner available. $17. Comedian and actor. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000. Newport.


Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 510 Commonwealth Ave., Now accepting sign-ups for fall leagues. Search for the league that’s right for you, or create your own. Go to for online registration or call 859-727-2000. 859-727-2000; Erlanger.


Four-Legged Fashion Show, 6-9 p.m., Lexus RiverCenter, 633 W. Third St., Featuring NVISION, Serket Jewelry and Licks and Giggles Boutique. Find latest fashions for you and your favorite four-legged friend. Includes shopping and product sampling from fashion and pet-friendly vendors. Event is free to attend. To RSVP and more information go to Free. Presented by Cincy Chic. Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Sonoma County: Affectionate look at this popular California wine region. Free. 859-291-2550; Covington.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Fortyminute tour of haunted boat. Three levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. Family friendly. $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859-261-8500; Newport. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, Twenty five minute tractor drawn wagon ride, sending you into the deep darkness of corn fields and woods. $12. 859322-0516; Petersburg.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., Free. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate a century of regional history. Find out about one of the founders of the Boy Scouts who was a resident of Covington, how the trolley from Cincinnati helped establish Fort Mitchell and how one of the largest urban parks in Greater Cincinnati is in Northern Kentucky. $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Kentucky Myle, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; Independence.

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Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Covington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade behind the goose girl fountain under the trees. Formerly called Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 859-292-2163; Covington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 859-803-9483. Independence.


Edgewood’s Fabulously Fun Day, Noon-9 p.m. Entertainment by a stilt walker, magicians, a juggling workshop and Ronald McDonald. Music by DJ., Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Road, Cornhole, Frisbee golf, three-way volleyball, arts and crafts, children IDs, carnival games, nine-hole mini golf and more. Pet show at noon and Fire Aerial Acrobats Show 4-9 p.m. Free; $5 play on inflatables all day. Presented by City of Edgewood. 859331-5330; Edgewood.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Southern Ave., Climb aboard a caboose or a diesel switch engine. Collection of engines, cars and cabooses. $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513-574-7672; Covington.


Pumpkin Days on the Farm, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Benton Farms, 11946 Old Lexington Pike, Hayride, barnyard animals, corn maze, cow milking and sheep shearing demonstrations. Last hayride at 5:15 p.m. Family friendly. $7, free ages 3 and under. 859485-7000. Walton. USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. 859-261-8500; Newport.

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Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


John Henton, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Dinner available. $17. 859-957-2000. Newport.


Nightmare at Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 859-957-7625; Newport. The Full Monty, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, $20. 513-474-8711; Newport. Forever Plaid, 8 p.m., Village Players, $15. 859-392-0500; Fort Thomas.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 6


4th Sunday MainStrasse Antiques, Etc., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Sixth Street Promenade. More than 30 antique and vintage collectible dealers. Parking in Fifth Street lot free. Rain or shine. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-468-4820; e-mail; Covington.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Royal Palm Orchestra, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Seven-piece ensemble directed by BIll Gemmer. 859-261-2365; Covington.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 7


Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Independence Senior and Community Center, 2001 Jack Woods Drive, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 859-6523348. Independence.


Discovering Wine, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thomas More College, Center for Adult & Professional Education, 365 Thomas More Parkway, Continues Mondays through Oct. 18. Learn tradi-


The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center hosts its season gallery opener, “A Time to Celebrate,” through Oct. 15, at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. The exhibit features the work of Oliver Debikey, M. Katherine Hurley, M.P. Wiggins, Kathy Hamm (Katham), Alex Hibbitt, Maureen Holub and a special exhibition of vintage bicycles from the collection of Hugh Rosensweig. It is free. Pictured is a work by M.P. Wiggins. Call 859-491-2030 or visit tional and less common food and wine pairings. Seminar includes recipes, crackers, cheeses, chocolates and other wine accompaniments. Part of the Thomas More Furthermore series of non-credit courses and events designed for adults who want to expand on a hobby or skill. Ages 21 and up. $65. Registration required. 859344-3304; Crestview Hills. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 8


Twisted & Talented Halloween Art Exhibition, 2-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. A Time to Celebrate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. Through Dec. 28. 859-7270904. Fort Wright.


Rebecca Schaeffer Wells, 11 a.m., Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St., Kate Scudder House. Daughter of Dr. Robert Schaeffer, music director for 62 years at Covington Cathedral. Followed by a luncheon at noon. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-341-7274. Covington. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 9


A Time to Celebrate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.

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SENIOR CITIZENS Senior Movie Day, 1-3 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Free. 859-9624002. Erlanger.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 3 0


Fall Festival, 6:30 p.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market Street, Hayrides, games and smores. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Petersburg.


USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. 859-261-8500; Newport.


Karaoke, 9 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; Independence. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Shimmers, 859-4260490. Fort Wright.





SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. 513-2909022; Covington. Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 859-727-2525. Erlanger.

The Carnegie in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., The Faux Frenchmen. Ultra-smooth gypsy jazz group. $90 six concerts, $48 three concerts, $19. 859-9571940; Covington. Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington.


Zumba Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513574-7672; Covington.


USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. 859-261-8500; Newport.


Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; Covington. Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award-winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 859-2611029; Latonia. PROVIDED

The Showboat Majestic presents the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which will be performed through Sept. 26. The musical is the story of Millie moving to New York in the 1920s to seek her independence. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 513-241-6550 or visit Pictured is Lisa DeRoberts as Mrs. Meers and Alyssa Hostetler as Millie.


Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859261-2365; Covington.


The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra hosts Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel for its debut season opener, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 24-26, at Music Hall. Menzel, also an actress, most recently can be seen on the television series “Glee.” She has performed on Broadway and the London stage in “Wicked” and “Rent,” and will sing pieces from these musicals, as well as classic pop, other theater favorites, and songs from her album, “I Stand.” Conductor John Morris Russell will return to lead the Pops for these performances. They are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $26. Call 513-381-3300 or visit


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How do I know I’m making the right decision? lives and brings misery to our door. What are some factors to help us become more prudent in our decisions? 1) Be inquisitive enough to gather all the facts and various sides of the issue involved. Half-truths leave us half-informed. 2) Know ourselves well. Some of our decisions are imprudent because we don’t realize how often we decide matters based only on our emotions and not on the facts. We must know when to trust our thoughts and emotions and when not to. 3) Do some “damn good thinking.” Reason logically, be honest, weigh solid moral principles and what is genuinely good for our self as well as others involved. One theologian described prudence as “the vigilant eye of love.” 4) Our greatest enemies are apathy, fear and selfishness. Apathy leads us to avoid decisions we personally need to make with the attitude of, “Who cares? Let somebody else decide.” Fear brings extreme caution, timidity in making decisions, or taking an unreasonable amount of time to make them. It can also lead us to dread displeasing others – so we conform to what others think is to be decided. Selfishness and pride can delude our minds into thinking, “I have all the answers so why take the time to think deeply or discuss it with others?” “Why

consider in my conscience what God might want?” 5) If necessary, be open to seek advice from someone competent whose wisdom we trust. They cannot make our decision for us but they may be able to help us have greater confidence in the validity of our reason-

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ing. Today many people seem to decide, even about important issues, on the basis of minimal information, few values, and little in-depth thinking. Short slogans and spin experts do our thinking for us. Bye, bye, prudence!

Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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i n g , We learn how to walk by underdoing a lot of stumbling and standing – falling. We learn how to and in make good choices in life general also by stumbling and much wisfalling. Eventually we learn dom. how to do it more effectiveP r u ly, but never perfectly. dence is Making choices, great or Father Lou s e l d o m small, is a constant requisite Guntzelman referred to of living. To sift the gold of understanding from the Perspectives t o d a y . Perhaps it gravel of impulse is a great endeavor. It would be nice if sounds too much like we could do this with ease “prude,” or is misunderall our lives. But our chal- stood as being ultra-caulenges change across the tious or a namby-pamby years from youth to old age. afraid to take risks. Prudence has been valAnd besides, the circumstances are always a little ued for a long time – prized different each time. So we in the Hellenistic and wind up asking ourselves Roman cultures, as well as many times over our lives in Chinese Confucianism. St. about decisions concerning Thomas Aquinas calls pruour relationships, child- dence the virtue that rearing, business decisions, enables us to do the right etc., “How do I know I’m thing at the right time. It’s imposdoing the sible, but who r i g h t To sift the gold of wouldn’t like thing?” W h a t understanding from the to be able to that? we’re really gravel of impulse is a do T h a t ’ s t a l k i n g great endeavor. It would because life is about here is the virtue be nice if we could do this c o m p l e x , of prudence. with ease all our lives. relationships require many Former Yale sensitive University chaplain and senior minister decisions, raising children is of Riverside Church put it fraught with balancing love this way: “The first of our and discipline, and in legal four cardinal virtues of the and business decisions the Roman Catholic Church is mental dexterity required is ‘prudentia,’ which basically mind-boggling. It is not easy to always means damn good thinking. Christ came to take away know what to do. Prudence doesn’t our sins, not our minds.” Prudence demands a demand we be infallible, but mental struggle. It involves that we put forth effort. complicates thinking, reasoning, weigh- Imprudence


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No-cook banana pudding has great ‘a-peel’ Yesterday I took dinner to a friend who was ill. I wanted to bring a dessert for the family along with the meal but didn’t have a lot of time, so I decided to make banana pudding. Now usually I make the pudding from scratch, like a pastry cream, but that wasn’t going to happen yesterday. So I carried in my nobake version and it was a huge hit. Here’s the recipe for you to try.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

My mom’s no-cook best banana puddin’

T h e “mom” in the title is me. This heirloom recipe is an easy dessert that the little ones can help with, and it tastes so good. You can double this

recipe for a 9 by-13 pan. If you double the recipe, use the larger box (5 oz. or so) of pudding. I put mine in a smaller casserole dish. 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 ⁄2 cup sweetened condensed milk (this is half of the 14 oz. can – freeze leftover milk 3.5 oz. package instant vanilla pudding 11⁄2 cups milk 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups whipping cream, sweetened to taste*, whipped, and divided or 12 to 16 oz. whipped topping, thawed 3 ripe bananas, sliced About half a box of vanilla wafers

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Put cream cheese and condensed milk in mixer and blend well. Whisk pudding mix into milk and vanilla and blend until smooth. Add to cream cheese mixture. Blend well and fold in half the whipped cream or half the whipped topping. Make layers in casserole dish: Vanilla wafers, bananas, and the pudding on top. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving or up to eight hours. Garnish with whipped cream and more wafers. *To sweeten whipping cream: Stir in 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar or more to taste before whipping.


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Noodles Romanoff

For Ginny. This is a twist on an old favorite. 3 cups noodles, boiled and kept hot 1 cup cottage cheese 1 cup sour cream 1 ⁄4 cup finely chopped onion or more to taste 1 teaspoon minced garlic or more to taste 1-2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Dash Tabasco or to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except cheddar. Place in greased or sprayed 8-by-8 square baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar. Bake 25 to 35 minutes.

Vegetarian black beans and rice


Rita’s no-cook best banana pudding.

minced 1 ⁄2 to 1 teaspoon cumin 1 ⁄2 teaspoon oregano or to taste Salt to taste Cayenne pepper to taste or chopped jalapeño to taste Optional garnishes: cilantro, chopped tomato, lime juice, cheese Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, sauté onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil. Add beans, cumin and oregano. Cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix with rice. Garnish as desired.

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I’ve been getting lots of feedback on the Frappe recipe like McDonald’s that I put in the column recently. Seems like everyone loves it!

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For the fellow who loves Skyline’s vegetarian black beans and rice. I hope he likes this. I might toss in a shake or two of chili powder, too.

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1 cup rice 2 cans black beans, drained, rinsed and drained 1 medium to large onion, diced 2 large cloves garlic,

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Procedure helping heal injuries, reduce surgery

When an athlete is injured typically their goal is to get back on the field, court or track as quickly as possible. A new treatment utilizing a patient’s own blood that allows doctors to avoid surgery is offering promising results in treating ligament and tendon injuries. The treatment is called platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. Pro athletes such as golfer Tiger Woods, Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Hines Ward and Texas Ranger pitcher Cliff Lee have all had knee and arm problems treated by PRP. PRP is cutting-edge sci-

ence and medicine that speeds up the healing process for soft-tissue injuries predomiDr. nantly to Matthew l i g a m e n t s DesJardins and joints. It like Community works this: Recorder Doctors guest draw a columnist p a t i e n t ’ s blood, just like a regular blood test, and then place the blood in a centrifuge. The blood is spun to separate out the platelets. Platelets are tiny cells that play a key role in blood clotting. But platelets also contain properties that can enhance the healing process. Using a syringe the platelets are then injected directly into a soft tissue area that is injured and having a hard time healing on

its own. The process concentrates the cells with the most potential to heal and puts them into the place that is not healing. We are using a patient’s own biology, their body’s own cells, to hyper-stimulate the body to heal. It’s very neat and clean. There is no outside tissue involved, there is no hardware involved. So for example, if you’ve had tennis elbow and you’ve been wearing a brace for six months, doctors can inject some PRP into the tendons in your elbow and speed up the healing process. You might also see PRP used to treat a basketball player with jumper’s knee, a runner with Achilles tendonitis or with chronic muscle injuries that aren’t healing well, such as hamstrings and quadriceps. We are very encouraged with how PRP is speeding up the return time to play.

An MCL injury might take six to eight weeks to heal on its own. With PRP that down time could be cut in half and that is very advantageous to an athlete. I want to be clear; this is very new technology that still needs further research. Yet it appears to be resulting in less downtime from sports. Currently, PRP is being used to treat injuries that tend to be very slow to heal, but we are just beginning to use it in active injuries to speed healing when return to play is critical. Using PRP I recently treated the elbow of a Masters Olympic golfer. I released her to play after three to four weeks. If we had to open up her elbow with surgery, she would have been out eight to nine weeks. PRP is a very hot topic in research, and appropriately so. There are no longterm studies on this, but

Celtic Festival to be held on Fountain Square For the first time in its history, Cincinnati’s Celtic Festival will be on Fountain Square. The 18th annual celebration of Cincinnati’s Celtic heritage is set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3.

This free event, presented by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Foundation, will feature live Celtic music, Celtic dancers, Celtic merchandise, contests and a variety of authentic food and drink.

In March, Fountain Square Management Group partnered with the Celtic Community to produce the 2010 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Sponsors, vendors, bands and other details are

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Walkers join fight against Alzheimer’s with walk Oct. 2

The statistics are frightening: An estimated 5.3 million Americans currently affected. It’s the sixth leading cause of death, a $160 billion annual cost, and one in eight baby boomers to be stricken with the disease. The latest figures regarding Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on the United States bring a heightened sense of urgency to do something about a growing epidemic. But for many who participate in the annual Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Memory Walk, the numbers are overshadowed by more personal reasons to be involved in the event. “My mother, Rose, passed away from Alzheimer’s disease,” said Mark Cawley, co-chair for the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Memory Walk planning committee. “It’s my hope that my support of the Alzheimer’s Association will one day help other families avoid the difficult struggles we experienced with my mom.”

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Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. The 3.5-mile walk route will include historic sections of Newport and the Purple People Bridge. Last year, an estimated 3,300 walkers participated in the Greater Cincinnati Chapter’s five Memory Walks, raising a record total of $375,000. You can register online at or call (513) 721-4284. Use the online tool-kit to quickly and easily create your individual/team web page. Honorary chairs for this year’s walks include the B105.1 FM morning team of Chris Carr & Company, WLWT-TV news anchor Jack Atherton and Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman. For more information on the walks, call 513-7214284 or or visit:

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September 23, 2010


A bad check was cashed at 258 W. Pike St., Sept. 2.

Theft of services

A man was found to be in possession of marijuana at 200 8th St., Sept. 1.

Theft, criminal mischief

Possession of marijuana Robbery

A man tried to steel a woman's purse at 903 Scott Blvd., Aug. 31. $45 was stolen at Greenup St., Sept. 4. A wallet was stolen at E. 11th St., Sept. 4.

Terroristic threatening

A man was threatened with harm or death at 1601 W. 16th St., Sept. 1.


Galvanized steel fencing was stolen at 3000 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 30. Two cartons of cigarettes were stolen at 4303 Winston Ave., Aug. 30. Multiple pieces of steel plating and metal parts were stolen at 3792 Lake Park Dr., Aug. 30. A garden hose and spray nozzle were stolen at 223 Covington Ave., Aug. 31. A bicycle was stolen at 229 Riverside Dr., #1R, Aug. 31. A GPS unit and camera were stolen from a vehicle at 626 Jerol Ave., Aug. 31. Two air conditioning units were stolen at 2002 Greenup St., Aug. 31. A stereo, CDs, safety harness, and tools were stolen from a vehicle at 2307 Diana Pl., Aug. 31. A washer, dryer, clothing, blankets,

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Carl D. Smith, 40, 14 Delphi Road, theft of motor vehicle registration plate at Medical Village Drive, Sept. 5. Michael B. Allen, 18, 777 Abbotsbury Terrace, possession of marijuana at Winding Trails Drive, Aug. 31.


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A man was assaulted at Holman Ave., Sept. 2. A woman reported being assaulted at W. Pike St., Sept. 3.

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Copper piping was stolen at 4344 Glenn Ave., Aug. 30. Several items were stolen at 229 E. 11th St., Aug. 30. Copper pipes were stolen at 118 W. 32nd St., Aug. 31. Several items were stolen at 3 E. 43rd St., Aug. 30. A handgun was stolen at 1609 Greenup St., Sept. 1. A TV was stolen at 734 Dalton Ave., Sept. 2. Copper piping was stolen at 12 Holmesdale Ct., Sept. 2. Copper piping was stolen at 1615 Maryland Ave., Sept. 2. Copper piping and wiring was stolen at 1313 Russell St., Sept. 1. Copper pipes and wires were stolen at 1313 Russell St., Sept. 1. Prescription medication was stolen at 1316 Hill St., Sept. 5. Jewelry was stolen from a residence at 3716 Church St., Sept. 4. A freezer, washer, and dryer were stolen at 86 Indiana Dr., Aug. 30.

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Timothy W. Kenney, 106 Mccullum Rd., first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 501 Crescent Ave., Sept. 2. Thomas Howell Jr., 322 E. 16th St., burglary at 719 Philadelphia St., Sept. 3. Willie P. Rowlett, 322 E. 16th St., burglary at 719 Philadelphia St., Sept. 3. James K. Singleton, 3028 W. 28th St., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 1100 Short Main St., Aug. 30. Waymond L. Williams, 3930 Wynnbrook no. 23, fugitive from another state, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree fleeing or evading police at W. 8th St., Aug. 31. Randall A. Jones, 1049 Banklick St., no. 5, fourth degree assault, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct at 1049 Banklick St., Sept. 1. Michael W. Owens, 321 Chestnut Way, no. 201, third degree criminal mischief, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 401 Crescent Ave., Sept. 2. Mark Prater, 5968 Mindy Dr., second degree indecent exposure, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct at W. 5th St., Aug. 29. Almeda R. Plogman, 9420 Locust Pike, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 520 W. 5th St., Sept. 3. James M. Jent, No Address Given, second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property at 222 W. Pike St., Sept. 3. Jeffrey L. Tinsley, 1239 Hermes St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 303 Court St., Sept. 3. Lamont T. Jackson, 3375 Mchenry Ave., failure to wear seat belts, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, giving officer false name or address at E. 5th St. and Scott Blvd., Sept. 3. Jodie E. Spencer, 1665 Central Ave., operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, possession of marijuana at E. 6th St., Sept. 2. Sean R. Russell, 201 E. Southern Ave., no. 2, possession of marijuana at 200 Madison Ave., Sept. 5. Jordan A. Addington, 204 Sterrett Ave., possession of marijuana at 200 Madison Ave., Sept. 5. Jesse T. French, 427 James Ave., possession of marijuana at 200 Madison Ave., Sept. 5. Randy B. Cooper, 24 W. 10th St., second degree fleeing or evading police, second degree disorderly conduct, second degree criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, second degree criminal mischief at 1108 Banklick St., Sept. 6. Scott J. Ferguson, 4515 Valley View Ln., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana at 414 W. 6th St., Sept. 5. Harold E. Galarza, 410 W. 16th St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of marijuana at 900 block of Main St., Sept. 5. Jamie K. Hein, 3045 Verdin Ave., second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 630 Main St., Sept. 5. Lonnie L. Langley Iii, 4501 Victory Ln., fourth degree assault, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct at 141 W. Pike St., Sept. 4.

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$150 worth of vehicle damage reported at 27 Graves Avenue, Sept. 13.

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Theft by unlawful taking

$70 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 3201 Spring Valley Drive, Sept. 12. $120 worth of drugs/narcotics reported stolen at 3235 Talbot Avenue, Sept. 13. $716 worth of clothes reported stolen at 2522 Ravenwood Road, Sept. 14. At 619 Stevenson Road, Sept. 15. $5,000 worth of tools reported stolen at 599 Donaldson Road, Sept. 15.

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$3,100 worth of jewelry, $150 reported stolen at 146 Burdsall Avenue, Sept. 14.

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$1,500 worth of jewelry reported stolen at 2477 Royal Drive, Sept. 10. $25 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 411 East Chelsea, Sept. 13. $2,457.62 reported stolen at 2497 Dixie Highway, Sept. 15.



Jimmy W. Mounts, 34, 508 Lookaway Drive, failure to appear at 509 Lookaway Drive, Aug. 28. Michael G. Miller Jr., 28, 118 East 43rd Street, received stolen property at 118 East 43rd Street, Aug. 25. Aaron Crabtree, 21, 8204 Adella Drive, eluding police in vehicle, reckless driving, expired registration, wanton endangerment, no insurance at Grand/Howard, Aug. 21. Ryan T. Eisner, 19, 646 Mafred, possession of marijuana at 4802 Taylor Mill Road, Aug. 19. Grant Rothenburger, 19, 3279 Taylor Creek Drive, possession of marijuana at 4802 Taylor Mill Road, Aug. 19. Lynda M. Price, 37, 128 Brookwood Drive, failure to appear, violation unknown, operating on suspended/revoked license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at 128 Brookwood Drive, Aug. 3. Charley M. Bailey, 29, 8887 Tecumseh Lane, hindering prosecution or apprehension at I 275 east off ramp to Taylor Mill Road, Aug. 3. James L. Shouse, 51, 737 Cox

Road, DUI prescription drugs, improper registration plate at Taylor Mill Road, Aug. 13. Kimberly D. Bradford, 38, 3879 Lenoxburg-Foster Road, operating on suspended/revoked license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, registration plates expired at 16/275, Aug. 10. Robert E. Luster, 31, 5509 Taylor Mill Road, domestic violence at 5509 Taylor Mill, Aug. 8. Brian R. Maley, 35, 4332 McKee Street, alcohol intoxication at 275 exit ramp, Aug. 2. James K. Jarboe, 46, 10174 Marshall Road, alcohol intoxication at 10000 Decoursey Pike, Sept. 13. Amber L. Franks, 23, 569 Walnut, robbery at 4802 Taylor Mill Road, Sept. 14. Michael R. McCabe, 18, 5781 Ballantree, criminal mischief at 4800 block of Taylor Mill Road, Sept. 3. Rachel C. Blank, 40, 5361 Bayview Apt. 57, DUI alcohol, assault third degree - police officer or probation officer, resisting arrest, escape at Taylor Mill Road/Calvary Christian, Sept. 7. Caleb S. Blackburn, 34, 2764 Dakota, served warrant for expired registration at 43rd and Boron, Sept. 9. Sean Hauptstueck, 25, 15 Quiet Creek No. 59, careless driving, DUI alcohol at Grocery Bag, Sept. 10. Valerine N. Cooper, 30, 623 Greenup Street No. A, suspended/revoked operators license at KY 16 at Old Taylor Mill, Sept. 8. John McGovney, 49, 65 Bon Jan Lane, terroristic threatening, menacing at 5522 Taylor Mill Road, Sept. 10.

Jeremy M. Wolke, 23, 808 Knollwood, assault first degree at 808 Knollwood Court, Sept. 13. Ryan Bowman, 33, 3341 Chippendale Street, speeding, DUI alcohol at 16 and Grand, Sept. 12. Keith Boyd Hill, 28, 5311 Bayview No. 1, theft by unlawful taking shoplifting at 5311 Bayview, Sept. 11. Terry Kaylum Baker, 23, 662 Elsbury Court Lot 11, served Dearborn County warrant at 5311 Bayview, Sept. 11.

Incidents/investigations Assault fourth degree At 4905 Reidlin Avenue, Sept. 4. At Unknown, Aug. 18.


Pending inventory at 735 Winston Hill Drive, Sept. 2. At 4854 Reidlin, Sept. 13. At 22 Doris Drive, Aug. 25.

Disorderly conduct

At 5055 Old Taylor Mill Road, Aug. 6.

DUI prescription, improper registration plate At Taylor Mill Road, Aug. 13.

Fraudulent use of credit card after it was reported lost or stolen At Sandman Drive, Aug. 22.

Harassing communications At 723 Sharon Drive, Aug. 18.


At 4802 Taylor Mill Road, Sept. 11.

Theft by deception - including cold checks under $10,000

At 2711 Wayman Branch Road, Sept. 15.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 721 Sharon Drive, Aug. 12. At Saddlebrook Drive, Aug. 16. At 25 Faye Drive, Aug. 25.

Criminal mischief

Theft by unlawful taking from building

Criminal mischief

Theft by unlawful taking purse snatching

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Theft by unlawful taking, falsely reporting an incident

At 4800 Taylor Mill Road, Sept. 3. At 5512 Taylor Mill Road, Sept. 14. At 5300 Old Taylor Mill Road, Aug. 3. At 635 Grand Avenue, Aug. 16.

At 3173 Taylor Creek Drive, Aug. 11. At 620 Mason Road, Aug. 2.

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September 23, 2010

Erlanger Recorder


DEATHS Henry T. Vittetoe

Henry T. Vittetoe, 88, of Erlanger, died Sept. 4, 2010, He was a member, deacon and trustee at Fort Mitchell Baptist Church and owner of Cincinnati Regalia Inc. for 40 years. He was a World War II Navy veteran and member of Florence Masonic Lodge No. 949, Covington Scottish Rite and Syrian Shrine Temple of Cincinnati. A daughter, Beverly Jean Vittetoe, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Edith Vittetoe; sons, Henry T. Vittetoe III and David Wayne Vittetoe; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorials: Fort Mitchell Baptist Church â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pave the Wayâ&#x20AC;? Fund, 2323 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Kenneth J. Blackburn

Kenneth J. Blackburn, 35, of Crittenden, formerly of Taylor Mill, died Sept. 17, 2010, at University Hospital, Cincinnati. He was a private security officer, a member of St. Anthony Church, Taylor Mill, a coach for Grant County Youth Football League and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. His father, Louis Blackburn, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Rose Crowe Blackburn of Taylor Mill; fiancee, Kim Flannery Gross of Crittenden; children, Peyton Blackburn, Colton Blackburn, Jessica Schneider, Austin Schneider, Nathan Schneider and Lauren Schneider; sisters, Kathleen Wiener of Union, Linda Riggs of Independence, Kimberly Hedrick of Elsmere; and brothers, William Blackburn of Alexandria, Michael and Kevin Blackburn, both of Taylor Mill. Memorials: Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Kenny Blackburn Memorial Fund, 917 Main St., Covington KY 41011.

Joan Mabel Bob

Joan Mabel Bob, 69, of Independence, died Sept. 13, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a retired factory worker. Survivors include daughters, Tammy Bowman of Florence and Jeanette Bowling of Crittenden; sons, Harry E. Brockmeier Jr. of Chillocothe, Ohio, David Brockmeier of Harrison, Ohio, Ronald Brockmeier and William Brockmeier of Fairfield, Ohio; brother, Charles First; sister, Beverly Coulter; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials: The Benedictine Sisters, St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills KY 41017.

Oakie Hicks Jr.

Oakie Hicks Jr. 53, of Erlanger, died Sept. 13, 2010, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. His mother, Buelah Faye Hicks, and father, Oakie Hicks Sr., died previously. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Hicks of Erlanger; stepson, Branden Davis of Cincinnati; and sister, Vickie Lynn Williams of Crawfordsville, Ind. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Linnemann Funeral Home, Erlanger, is handling arrangements. Memorials: Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post St., Suite 600, San Francisco CA 94108.

Sue Ellen Hodges

Sue Ellen (Taylor) Hodges, 86, of Campbell County, died Sept. 12, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired bookkeeper, dental assistant and homemaker. She was a former president of Ladies Auxiliary of the Newport Elks Club and was on the board of directors for Newport Boys and Girls Club. She was a member of the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District and Campbell County Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Democratic Club. Her son, Ron Hodges, and one granddaughter died previously. Survivors include her husband, Roland A. Hodges; daughter, Sue Hodges Moore of Villa Hills; two sons, Tom Hodges of Newport and Tim Hodges of Taylor Mill; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials: Sue Hodges Memorial Scholarship Fund, NKU Foundation, 100 Nunn Dr., Highland Heights KY 41076.

Arlene Ruth Hoh

Arlene Ruth Hoh, 84, of Bellevue, died on Sept. 12, 2010, at Highland Spring of Fort Thomas. She was a retired clerk with the J.C. Penney Co. Inc. in Newport and a member of St. Bernard Church, Mothers Club and Chaperone Club. She was an avid square dancer. Her husband, Joseph Hoh Sr., died previously. Survivors include son, Joseph Hoh Jr. of Alexandria; daughters, Carolyn Cottengim of Edgewood, Katheryn Fischer of Edgewood,

Roberta Hoh of Bellevue, Georgeann Bestfelt of Fort Thomas and Mary Ann McQueen of Dayton; 14 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Bernard Church, Fifth and Berry avenues, Dayton KY 41074.

Edna M. Kratz

Edna M. Holyoke Kratz, 90, of Erlanger, died Sept. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a legal secretary and member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Her husband, Courtney Kratz, and granddaughter Amy Varnadore died previously. Survivors include daughter, Jean Kratz Holycross of Dayton, Ohio; grandson, Casey Holycross of Dayton, Ohio; and niece, Nancy Kidd of Villa Hills. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials; Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2718 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills KY 41017.

Hilda Katherine Lay

Hilda Katherine Lay, 90, of Covington, died Sept. 10, 2010, at Villaspring Healthcare, Erlanger. She was a member of the Queen City Doll Club, Triple Crown Doll Club and United Church of Christ in Covington. Survivors include cousin Isalda Bazak of Wessenberg, Germany. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Athal McElroy

Athal McElroy, 76, of Kenton County, died Sept. 15, 2010, at his home. He was a retired electrician for General Electric. Survivors include his wife, Iris McElroy of Kenton County; daughter, Karen Stall of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; sisters, Eva Hardy of Taylor Mill and Kathy Moore of Richwood; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Rufina â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Miller

Rufina â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fannyâ&#x20AC;? Miller, 98, of Crescent Springs, died Sept. 12, 2010, at her residence. She was a member of the Lady Elks in Covington and the St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mothers Club. Survivors include daughter,

Donna Engel; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Dorothy Lee Mills

Dorothy Lee (White) Masters Mills, 84, of Covington, died Sept. 14, 2010, at The Baptist Towers in Covington. She was a retired secretary with the EPA and a retired teacher with the Covington Weekday School of Religion. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia. Her husband, Marvin Mills Jr., died in 1989 and her first husband, James C. Masters Jr., died in 1961. Survivors include sons, Ed Masters of Alexandria, Tom Masters of Florence, David Masters of Lakeside Park and Stephen Mills of Covington; sister, Vivian Watson of West Chester; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Interment was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Weekday School of Religion, P.O. Box 15071, Latonia KY 41015 and/or The Baptist Towers, 800 Highland Ave., Covington KY 41011.

Richard â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; C. Rice

Richard â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dickâ&#x20AC;? C. Rice, 77, of Covington, died Sept. 15, 2010. He worked as business manager in the family business, Serv-All Foods Co., and at St. Anthony Messenger in Cincinnati. His sister, Rita Mae Rice, died previously. Survivors include sister, Mary Ann Menke; brother, Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobâ&#x20AC;? Rice; sons, Joseph Rice of Dana Point, Calif., Dr. Peter Rice of Charlotte, N.C., and David Rice of Highland Heights; daughters, Susan Early of Cincinnati and Mary George of Atlanta; his former wife, Betty Rice; and five grandchildren. Burial was at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17152, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Joan Duncan

Joan Duncan, 77, of Covington, died Sept. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosedale Baptist Church. Her husband, Harold Duncan, died in 2009 and her first husband, Irvin Granneman, died in 1987. Survivors include daughters, Pamela Walls of Hebron and Kimberly Shannon of Covington; son, Arthur Gosney of Taylor Mill; sisters, Delores McNagee of Kiowa, Texas, Dale Powers of Taylor Mill and Alice Gosney of The Villages, Fla.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery.

Paul Martin Scherff, 59, of Hebron, died Sept. 16, 2010, at his residence. He was a retired welder and member of International Brotherhood Iron Workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shopmen Local 522 and a member of Erlanger United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Massey Scherff; daughter, Jennifer Stokes of Hebron; brothers, Daniel Scherff of Crestview Hills, Jon Scherff of Smithfield, Ky., and Steve Scherff of Shelbyville, Ky.; and sisters, Jennifer Stamper of Burlington and Cyndi Workman of Shelbyville, Ky. Private services will take place at the convenience of the family. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Hebron, is handling arrangements. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Health Care Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood KY 41017.

Della M. Setters

Della M. Setters, 91, of Latonia, died Sept. 14, 2010.

Elizabeth Schneider Tepe

Elizabeth Schneider Tepe, 77, of Williamstown, died Sept. 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. She was a former registered nurse for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington. Survivors include her husband, Bob Tepe; sons, Bill Tepe of Independence and Bob Tepe of Burlington; daughter, Maggie Ann Geiger of Walton; brother, Charles Schneider of Union; sister, Mary Ann Voris of Lincoln, Ark.; and nine grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Latonia. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude

Ethel K. Wagner

Ethel K. Wagner, 90, of Berlin, N.H., formerly of Covington, died Aug. 25, 2010, in Berlin, N.H. She was a retail clerk with The Kroger Co. for 30 years and an active member in the retail clerks union. Her husband, Clifford Wagner; sister, Elsie Hatton; brother, Frank Donato; daughter, Delores; sons, Jerry Cox and Dennis Cox; and grandson, Chad Wagner died previously. Survivors include sister, Ann Myers of Cincinnati; brother, Dayton Edie of Louisville; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Internment was at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fairfield Glade, Tenn . Memorials: Chad Joseph Wagner Memorial Fund c/o Heritage Bank, Fort Wright KY 41011.

Laverne Williamson

Laverne Williamson, 74, of Ludlow, died Sept. 15, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Edgewood. She was a Homemaker and a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Her husband, Ronald Williamson, died previously. Survivors include sons, Ronald L. Williamson of Ludlow, Lloyd Dunaway of Independence and Ray Williamson of Hebron; daughters, Anita Clary of Ludlow, Karen Bruener of Alexandria and Joan Dunaway of Ludlow; brothers, Bernard VonBokern of Owenton, Bobby VonBokern of Owenton, Jerry VonBokern of Shelbyville, Ind. and David VonBokern of Covington; sisters, Betty Harold of Fort Wright, Sister Barbara VonBokern of Louisville, Darlene Hill of Independence, Marie Roberts of Owenton, Mary VonBokern of Erlanger and Shirley Harlow of Florence; 14 Grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

Billy Ray Sams, 29, of Park Hills, died Sept. 11, 2010, at his residence. He was a cook at McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Survivors include daughters Desiree, Alexis and Jasmine Sams; sons, Jordan, Elijiah and Kalem Sams; father, Jerry L. Sams Sr. of Cincinnati; sister, Tonya Sams of


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Mary M. Dusing

Mary M. Walther Dusing, 89, of Fort Wright, died Sept. 15, 2010. Her husband, Raymond Dusing, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Susan Gaffield of Lexington, Marianne Wilson of Covington and Rebecca Davis of Dayton, Ohio; sons, Gerald Dusing of Union, Michael Dusing of Dallas and Mark Dusing of Philadelphia; sisters, Sister Martha Walther, O.S.B., of Villa Hills and Carole Wichmann of Crestview Hills; brothers, George Walther of Bradenton, Fla., Paul Walther of Atlanta and Louis Walther of Dayton, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Walter S. Cozatchy

Walter S. Cozatchy, 82, of Cold Spring, died Sept. 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood. He was a retired street sales manager for the Cincinnati Enquirer and member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Melbourne. Survivors include his wife, Irene (Heiert) Cozatchy; daughter, Dianne Stortz of Crestview; sons, Bruce Cozatchy of Cold Spring and Gary Cozatchy of Fort Mitchell; sisters, Helen Parrish of Aurora, Colo., and Elsie VonStein of North Fort Myers, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials: St. John Lutheran Church, Lower Tug Fork Road, Melbourne KY 41059.

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