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Karen Austin has been named the acting principal at Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School for the remainder of the school year, according to Mount Healthy Superintendent Lori Handler. Austin has been with the school district for about four years. She replaces former principal D. Wayne Sawyers after his March 8 guilty plea to unauthorized use of property in Hamilton County Municipal Court. School board members accepted the resignation March 21. Sawyers admitted in court he took watches from a Symmes Township Kohl's department store in December. Sawyers, 56, of Mason, resigned to retire, effective April 30. He will remain on administrative leave until then. Handler said she was deeply saddened by the incident and added that the mark of a man is not one incident. “Mr. Sawyers had good relationships with parents, teachers and students, and he deserves to be remembered for that as well,” she said. Handler said a new principal will begin in August.

The La Salle Lancers pose with the Division I state high school basketball trophy of their 59-40 victory March 26 over Columbus Northland.


Lancers finish off season with 14 straight wins It took 15 years but the La Salle Lancers are the Division I state basketball champions. The Lancers pulled away in the second half to pound Columbus Northland 59-40 March 26 at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center. Senior Brandon Neel scored 22 points while being named the championship’s most outstanding player. He had scored 23 points in the semi-final win over Toledo Central Catholic, 48-46. Fellow senior Ryan Fleming scored 17 points in the final game, and was named to the all-tournament team. Senior Matt Woeste, who won the semifinal game on a last-second tip-in, said it feels great to be the state champ. “I wish I could have this feeling for life. A lot of teams can’t say they won a state title like we did,” he said. The win was La Salle’s 14th consecutive win as they ended the season at 26-2. The Lancers are the first Cincinnati team to win the Division I championship since 2007. See more on A7, B1

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La Salle’s Ryan Fleming fires a shot as Columbus Northland’s Ke’Chaun Lewis tries to block in the Lancers state basketball championship game.


Father and son Ryan and Dan Fleming celebrate La Salle’s state championship. Dan Fleming, head coach, suffered a heart attack March 7 but sat on the bench during the game.


La Salle Brandon Neel dunks against Northland in the first period of La Salle’s 59-40 win in the Division I state high school basketball championship game March 26. See more on A8.


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March 30, 2011

Deputy becomes Forest Park fire chief Finneytown has

forum on former school site

By Rob Dowdy

Forest Park not have to look far to find its new fire chief. Forest Park City Council approved the hire of Deputy Fire Chief Alfie Jones during a recent meeting. Current Fire Chief Trish Brooks, who’s led the department since June 2000, will retire April 22, the day Jones will take her place. Jones was selected after the city reviewed 14 applications for the opening. Jones began his career as a Forest Park volunteer firefighter in 1988. He has moved through the ranks and has established several programs and services the department uses today. Jones helped make sure the department has a paramedic on every run, helped

By Heidi Fallon


Forest Park Fire Department Assistant Chief Alfie Jones was recently named the new fire chief. Jones began his firefighting career as a volunteer for the city’s volunteer department in 1988. Brooks create a diversity program in the department and revamped department services to get “more bang for our buck.” Despite all the changes he has helped install, Jones said there’s much more he’d

like to accomplish when his title changes in April. He said he plans to create more health education programs for seniors and businesses. Jones said by reaching out to the community, the

fire department can be more proactive and better protected from fires and other hazards. “I think we need to up the ante,” he said. To find your community, visit

The Finneytown Local School District is asking the community for input on the future use of Cottonwood Elementary School. Closed in 2009 – with students there moving to the Brent and Whitaker buildings – Cottonwood has been used for storage and rented space. A public forum will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Finneytown High School Performing Arts Center, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace. Options for the building include keeping it as storage

and for community use; demolish all or part of the building; keep and lease it; or sell the building. “The district encourages and needs involvement from the community in determining the options that benefit our students now and in the future,” said Superintendent Alan Robertson. District officials and the district’s long-range facilities committee have been looking at the best use for the site for several months. For more information about the April 5 meeting, call 729-3700. For more about your community, visit www.

Schools reworking books after state releases budget numbers Community Press staff report

More than two-thirds of Ohio’s 614 public school districts will see increases in state basic aid funding next school year, but it won’t be anywhere near enough to cover the cuts coming their way.

The state’s Office of Budget and Management released preliminary districtby-district numbers March 24 showing state aid increasing $170 million over the two-year budget. However, associations representing school boards and district treasurers estimate

Gov. John Kasich’s plan would cut overall funding by $3.1 billion over two years due to the loss of federal stimulus dollars and tax policy changes. “This budget paints an incomplete picture,” said Ohio Education Association President Patricia FrostBrooks. “Sleight-of-hand tricks will not cover up the bottom line, which is that

Ohio’s public schools will be receiving much less in total state funding than in 2011.” The basic aid figures are important because they can help districts determine whether they’ll need to cut services, lay off staff or ask for tax levies. But they’re only one piece of the puzzle and many districts are not ready to determine what the

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final impact would be on programs or taxpayers because so much is up in the air. Schools receive money from various state, federal and local sources, including property tax levies. Winton Woods City Schools Superintendent Camille Nasbe said the district stands to lose about $2.5 million, or 5 percent, in next year’s budget because of the state’s education budget proposal. The district is currently looking at numerous ways to scale back its budget, and cuts were to be discussed at the board of education’s March 28 meeting. “We’re looking at a variety of (cuts) because it’s such a big percentage,” Nasbe said. She said cutting into this year’s budget has been “increasingly difficult,” as the district has slashed expenses for the last several years due to an inability to pass a levy. The district last passed a levy in November 2009. Nasbe said classroom


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size, district programs and personnel levels could all be affected by the budget cuts. She said she hopes the incoming retirement notices will offset the need to cut personnel, and the district may implement a four-day summer work week to save on electricity and other operational costs. In Mount Healthy City School District , Treasurer Rebecca Brooks said her district is receiving more in state basic aid. “We will receive $20,736,882 in 2012 and $21,040,494 in 2013,” she said. “That is about 6 percent more than we received this year.” But the district also lost $1.47 million in federal stimulus funds, about $800,000 in person tangible property tax and another $191,808 in funding for gifted education. And Brooks said the district still doesn’t have all the budget information it needs. “It is frustrating,” she said. “People ask questions we can’t answer because we still don’t have all the numbers. Superintendent Lori Handler agrees. “We hope there won’t be additional cuts from the state, but we have to move forward,” she said. “We will have to cut even if we pass a levy in August, just not as deeply.” North College Hill City School District Superintendent Gary Gellert said he has been planning ways to cut $600,000 from next year’s budget knowing state and federal cuts were coming. “We will be receiving at least $1 million less in the next fiscal year,” Gellert said. “Much of this is as a result of the federal stimulus package that came to us during the last two years. This was one-time money and I knew that we would have to make adjustments. “Last year, the district made cuts of $1.5 million in expenses. We reduced 17 positions and many were as a result of attrition. “This year I believe we will be reducing about $600,000 in our budget with reductions of about seven positions.” Even with the dismal financial forecast, Gellert said he and the school board hope to stave off going to voters this year.

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Mt. Healthy police losing two officers By Heidi Fallon

Along with its chief, the Mount Healthy Police Department is losing two veteran patrol officers due to retirement. Randy Campbell is completing 35 years in public service that started in 1978 as an Explorer with the then New Burlington Fire Department. Campbell was a firefighter with several departments, including Mount Healthy and Fairfield until he retired from fire service in 2003. He opted to switch from the fire department to the police department; he joined the Mount Healthy force in 2001 as a part-time officer. “It was tough going through the police academy while working two jobs,” Campbell said, “but it was worth it. “I’ve loved being a firefighter and a police officer. Being a firefighter was something I always wanted to do and loved. “I’ve loved being able to help people, whether it was as a firefighter or a policeman. I’m going to miss it.”

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There had been discussions after the last operating levy loss of trying an earnings tax instead of increasing property taxes. “My hope is that we do not have to bring a levy forward this year,” he said. David Oliverio, Finneytown Local School District treasurer, said the loss of an estimated $860,000 in


After 35 years in a public safety career, Randy Campbell is retiring from the Mount Healthy Police Department in April.

A heart attack he suffered in July is prompting his decision to retire. Campbell, who lives in Colerain Township and is a 1978 Mount Healthy High School graduate, said he plans on tending his garden and traveling with at least one trip on his agenda – taking his great-grandson, Noah, to Disney World. His last day in uniform is April 2. Mary Jo Wurtz has a few more months on the job.

funding will be made, in part, by the $298,000 in federal money the district has been saving. Oliverio said those funds were in two installments and the district made the decision to bank both payments for the 2011-12 school year budget in anticipation of state funding cuts. “Our net loss will be about $565,000,” he said. “We have a goal of reducing expenses by at least

She’s retiring in June after 25 years in law enforcement. Wurtz also got her start with the Mount Healthy Fire Department, working at one point with Campbell. She was hired as a parttime police officer in 1996. Wurtz spent 10 years with the Milford police department along with stints at the University of Cincinnati and North Bend. “I always wanted a career where I wasn’t tied to a desk from 9 to 5,” she said. “I’ve loved being in law enforcement, but that’s also meant long hours that make 9 to 5 sound good.” As the department’s DARE officer the past 10 years, Wurtz said she’s also come to appreciate the special relationships she’s forged with the community’s young people. “It’s so rewarding to be driving down the street and have little kids wave at me,” she said. “That makes the job special for me. “That, I think, is what I’ll miss most.” She has no specific plans for her retirement. Given its current budget,

$500,000.” Oliverio said those reductions would be in personnel and other, yet to be determined, areas. The school budget numbers also do not account for Kasich’s promised change to the school funding formula in 2013, which might shake up budgets again. Gannett News Service contributed to this story.

Chief search Mount Healthy has hired an independent firm, Daniel Clancy and Associates, to complete the testing and assessment for the chief’s job. Police Chief Al Schaefer is retiring in May. Safety/Service Director Bill Kocher said the $5,000 fee for the firm includes administering the written test and one-on-one interviews with the three candidates. The firm also will administer a test for a sergeant position. The department’s three sergeants – John Wertz, Nick Michael and Marc Waldeck – the city has no plans to hire replacements for the two retiring officers.

are the eligible candidates for chief. The written test is May 5 and the assessment interview is May 6. The results will be given to the city’s Civil Service Commission and, then, to city council. Because it does not have a charter, the city is limited by state law in its choice for chief. “We are using the outside firm, like many other municipalities, to ensure a fair and unbiased decision,” Kocher said. The city is in the process of interviewing for four part-time slots, bringing the


Mary Jo Wurtz is retiring from the Mount Healthy Police Department in June after starting as a part-time rookie in 1996. number of part-time officers to 11. For more about your community, visit mounthealthy.

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

Seventh grade

A average: Micaela Weinkam. B average: Sarah Dunn, Gabrial Fischer, Asher Griffith, Thomas Sullivan, Christina Uetrecht, Zion Williams and Jameela Zyyon.

Eighth grade

A average: Ciera Hansen. B average: Teliek Chavis, Alexus Edmonds, Jana Twitty and Cameron White.


A honors: Christiana Somers. B average: Kelly Cornett, Savannah Givan, Jazmyn Jordan, Chasity Mitchell, Ciara Sims, Michael Tucker and Veronica Uetrecht.


A honors: Anthony Beckham and Ernest Holley. A average: Nara Arnold and Kabria Tyler. B average: Brandi Campbell, Ashley Cox, Deja Evans, Alexia' Fuquay, Taylor Lindsey, Christopher Martin, Jawaun Strover and Diamond Webb.


A honors: Briana Collins, Indyasia Johnson, Brittany Smith and Andrew Uetrecht. A average: Gabrielle Allen, Jenelle Belcher, Taylor Hlebak, Laukita Mathews, Corea Mitchell, Matthew Quinn and Preston Sanders. B average: Allison Aichele, Taylor Beckroege, Brittany Brandenburg, Khanh Nguyen, Shadel Smith, Erica White and Paul Woodson.


A honors: Samantha Clemons. A average: Chelsey Brock and Brennan Robb. B average: Jasmine Hill and Lee Sanders.


Luke Louderback, a parent volunteer, helps Henry Vieth, 6, learn just how much elbow grease it takes to power up different kinds of light bulbs during a COSI program at John Paul II School March 22.

John Paul students get jolt of energetic fun By Heidi Fallon


John Paul II eighth-grader Talea Newcomer shows first-grader Evan Powers just how big a carbon footprint he’d leave driving from his house to Columbus. COSI brought the energy awareness program to the school March 22. gy we use every day,” said Derek Bringardner, COSI outreach educator. “I also hope that they leave with a

passion for science.” For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati. com/springfieldtownship.

Springfield Township resident Joshua Monroe is one of two students nominated by Cincinnati State Technical & Community College for the 2011 All-USA Academic Team competition. Monroe is pursuing an associate of science degree and ultimately plans to earn a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. He arrived at Cincinnati State after time in the workforce that included a three-year run as manager of a suburban tire store. By taking a voluntary demotion, he was able to cut his work hours and attend school full-time. Monroe has a 4.0 grade-point average and is vice president of membership for the Beta Gamma Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on campus. The All-USA Academic Team competition for community college students is an annual national event sponsored by USA Today, the CocaCola Foundation, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Twenty students will be selected in early 2011 to the national All-USA Community College Academic Team, each receiving a $2,500 stipend and medallion. The top scoring student in each of the 50 states will be named a New Century Scholar and receive a $2,000 stipend. • Lydia Manning, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in social gerontology at Miami University, has earned the 2010-2011 Miami University Department of Sociology and Gerontology’s Dissertation FelManning lowship Award. Manning is a 1996 Winton Woods High School graduate. Her dissertation, “Searching for the Sacred: A Phenomenological Investigation of Women’s Spirituality in Late Life,” focuses on the significance that spirituality and/or religion has in the lives of six older women (ages 82-100), all widowed, in southern Ohio. The fellowship frees her to devote full time to her dissertation, providing a nine-month stipend equivalent to the salary of a 20-hour a week graduate assistant. Manning has a bachelor of arts degree in sociology/anthropology from Centre College and a master of gerontological studies from Miami University. She hopes to earn her doctorate in May and is considering a post-doctoraal fellowship at Duke University.

Dean’s list


John Paul II first-graders Lily Dumont, left, and Sarah Souder watch and listen for sound waves in a bowl of water during a COSI energy program at their school.


John Paul II eighth-grader Sam Scheff, left, and first-grader Zion Pittman learn about paddle power during the COSI energy program March 22.

David Hood was named to the fall dean’s high honors list at Marietta College. Hood is a senior majoring in broadcasting. • Kevin Kay was named to the fall semester at the University of Evansville. • Kendra Banks, Diana Irving, Deana O’Connell and Anna Thomas were named to the fall semester dean’s list at Chatfield College. • The following students were named to the fall dean’s list at Ohio University: Kellie Asmus, Diane Estes, John

Gallagher, Samantha Golden, Gregory Harris, Anthony Mannira, Kelly McGraw, Zachary Merkle, Jane Mitchell, Mary Mushaben, Anna Nkrumah, Arlissa Norman, Mary Norton, Isaac Placke, Caroline Rahtz, Tyler Rose, Elizabeth Rosegrant, Cecelia Strom, Derrick Thomas, Kathleen Weyer, Chelsea Wylie and Michael Young. • Jeffrey Cepluch, Rachel Schmetzer and Sarah Young were named to the fall semester dean’s list via the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. • Amanda Campbell, Syreeta Dugger, Andrea Elms, Kari Heimbrock, Diane Mattson, Mark Picard and Rebecca Vonderhaar were named to the academic merit list at the Blue Ash campus of Wilmington College. The academic merit list recognizes students enrolled six to 11 hours who earn at least a 3.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. • Amanda Clements, Danny Hicks and Lawrence Mills were named to the academic merit list via the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. • Jennifer Fitzwater was named to the fall semester dean’s list at St. Lawrence University. • Micah Taylor was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Geneva College.

Zackhary Myers has graduated from Marietta College with a bachelor of fine arts in theater. • The following students have graduated from Antonelli College with associate degrees: Stephanie Bell, medical administrative assisting; Amber Gilgor, graphic design; April Hedges, interior design; Jacqueline Mitchell, medical coding; and Linda White, graphic design. • Karla Mack and Derric Montgomery have graduated from Urbana University. Mack earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice leadership, while Montgomery received a bachelor of science in marketing.

tial Scholarships and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards. Award levels vary. • The following students also have accepted scholarships from Xavier University. • Winton Woods High School senior Destiny Joiner has accepted a Dean’s Award. At Winton Woods, she is active in student council, Key Club and National Honor Society. The daughter of Johnetta JoinerTurner of Forest Park, she plans to major in pre-med. The following students also have accepted scholarships from Xavier University. • Mount Notre Dame High School senior Clara Jordan of Forest Park has accepted a Dean’s Award. At MND, she is active in French Club, National Honor Society, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The daughter of Janet Ulmer and Anthony Jordan, she plans to major in graphic design and business. • Finneytown High School senior Victoria Sabato has accepted a Presidential Scholarship from At FHS, she is active in cheerleading, band, Key Club and National Honor Society. Sabato, the daughter of Tara and Ralph Sabato, plans to major in communication arts. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships, and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards. Award levels vary. • McAuley High School senior Jamie Kolb has received a $13,000 Wilmington College Academic Achievement Award. The award, which ranges from $6,000 to $13,000, is based on the cumulative high school grade-point average and ACT/SAT composite score. At McAuley, Kolb is an All-American cheerleader, member of the Key Club (platinum service award recipient), and involved in drama and the McAuley Emergency Relief Fund. The daughter of William and Barbara Kolb of Springfield Township, plans to major in athletic training. • Finneytown High School senior Brittany Wyatt has accepted a Buschman Award from Xavier University. Wyatt is active in Key Club, varsity golf and varsity basketball. The daughter of Monya Wyatt, she plans to major in nursing. The Buschmann Award is based on a student’s record in high school. Amounts vary.




Jordan Payne of College Hill has accepted a Leadership Award from Xavier University. Payne is a 2010 graduate of Xenia High School. He is the son of Marlo Hunt. He plans to major in international business. The Leadership Award recognizes a student’s academic achievement, leadership and overall involvement. • Roger Bacon High School senior Darci Meiners has accepted a Presidential Scholarship from Xavier University. At Bacon, Meiners is active in National Honor Society, bowling, and as co-president of community outreach. She plans to major in chemistry at Xavier. She is the daughter of Dawn and Joe Meiners of Springfield Township. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presiden-

For the first time, about 100 members of the Xavier University Symphonic Winds and Concert Choir traveled and performed together on a Midwest tour in January. In addition to performing a concert each day of the tour, students will have opportunities to meet and interact with local musicians, teachers and students at each venue. Both the Concert Choir and Symphonic Winds are auditioned ensembles with membership open to all university students, regardless of major. Members of the touring group represent virtually every department across campus. Members of the Symphonic Winds include Samantha Crowell, a middle childhood education major; Natalie Foertmeyer, a chemical science major; Benjamin Gasnik, a chemistry major; and Danny Miller, a physics major.


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John Paul II School students got an entertaining and enlightening jolt of energy when the Center of Science and Industry brought its traveling science program to school. At stations scattered around the school’s gym, students could test conductors, learn the power of wind and water, and compare the energy usage of household appliances. Luke Louderback was one of the parent volunteers manning his assigned station. Taking a half-day off from work, Louderback watched and helped, if needed, students crank up power to light up light bulbs. “This is really neat,” he said as students watched the lights come on. Next to him, students were gauging how much pollution was emitted with a trip from their homes to COSI in Columbus. “It’s a lot,” said Evan Powers, a first-grader, after calculating the trek north. Eighth-graders also volunteered to help younger student navigate the various experiments. “We hope students will better understand the ener-



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March 30, 2011


Mount Healthy Council refinancing loans By Heidi Fallon

Mount Healthy Council is looking to save money by refinancing two bonds. The city is combining the $350,000 it borrowed to buy the Duvall School site

and the $415,500 for a variety of properties, and refinancing the $765,5000 total. Safety/Service Director Bill Kocher said the latter loan is for the blighted and vacant properties the city bought for future develop-

ment or green space sites. In June, he said the city will complete a second refinancing for the city’s total debt, estimated at $1.5 million. In addition to the $765,500 in loans, the city owes for several improve-

ment projects, including at the city park and city building. The city is working with a bond counsel firm to complete both refinancing transactions. “The goal is twofold,” Kocher said.

BRIEFLY New treasurer

The Winton Woods board of education voted unanimously at its March 21 meeting to hire Randy Seymour as the new treasurer for the district. Seymour will Seymour start work May 1, replacing Tom Golinar, who has accepted a job with the Southwest School District. Seymour has been treasurer for the Milford Village Exempted School District since 2007. Before that he was treasurer at Northwest Local Schools from 19792007.

Having a ball

The 21st annual North College Hill Mayor’s Ball will be 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 2, at the Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. Mayor Dan Brooks donates all proceeds to the Shriners Burn Hospital. Tickets are $40 per couple

and $20 per person and includes beer and wine with a cash bar. There also will be a silent auction. For more information call 521-7413.

Alumni news

The newly formed Finneytown Alumni Association is starting an electronic newsletter to be launched this spring. If you are a Finneytown alumni and would like to submit an announcement, article or article idea, please send it to Allyson Berlon at by April 15.

Concerned meeting

The North College Hill Concerned Citizens’ next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. It will be at the senior center, 1586 Goodman Ave. The evening’s guest speaker will be Police Chief Gary Foust.

Easter event

Parky’s Farm, 10073 Daly Road in Winton Woods, will celebrate Easter Saturday

and Sunday, April 16 and 17. The fun begins with lunches served at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. noon, 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. After lunch, children can take a hay wagon ride to an Easter egg hunt. Tickets are $8.95 and are available until April 11. Tickets will not be sold the days of the event. For more information call 521-7275.

Business at Bacon

Roger Bacon Drama Guild presents “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” March 31-April 3 at the school. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and are available at 641-1300.

Wine tasting fundraiser

The Dayton-Cincinnati Chapter of the PKD Foundation presents the inaugural Spring Soiree in the Vineyard, a fundraiser to benefit the

Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation’s research program. This wine tasting event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the tasting room overlooking the vineyard at the Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Ave. Guests will be able to taste a variety of award-winning wines produced by this vineyard and purchase bottles to take home. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at: For more information about PKD and the PKD Foundation, visit or call 800-7532873.

“We want to take advantage of lower interest rates and improve our cash flow.” The city’s current interest rate is 5.5 percent and Kocher said he’s hoping for at least a 2 percent lower


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Young Mohawks to mash for McAuley

By Scott Springer

Other area teams on the diamond

The co-coach of the year in the Girls Greater Cincinnati LeagueScarlet division is looking for more of the same from her McAuley High School softball team this season. After all, with just two losing season in her nine-year tenure, why would Karen Wiesman think any different? Last year’s 16-7 (7-3 GGCLScarlet) was a start, but Wiesman thinks the young players who got them there will be more confident this spring. The Mohawks have five seniors, including starters Melissa Kolb, Sara Zech and Amanda Rapien. Kolb will play Division II ball for the College of Mount St. Joseph next year, while Zech will


In her second year, Aiken coach LaVette Grayson is hoping to get the Falcons in the win column. She returns senior Brittany Green and sophomore Ahsaki Trammel (both Cincinnat Metro Athletic Conference honorable mention picks last season). Maisha Mackey and Patricia Perry are also returning starters. Grayson touts promising new talent in Shawntell Holley, Christina Gulley, Tasheena Porter, Jazmine Riley and Janay Abolo.


Dave Wolferst takes the reigns at Finneytown as the program tries to improve off its 4-19 record from a season ago. Wolferst will have eight returning starters in 2011, led by Alex Voland and Brooke Nichols. Voland hit .370 last spring, while Nicholas hit .364 with nine RBI and nine stolen bases. In the circle, Lauren Stoecker will be back toeing the rubber for Finneytown. She struck out 61 batters in 68 innings pitched last season.

Mount Healthy

Mount Healthy is expected to return three Fort Ancient Valley Conference allstars back in 2011 as the squad tries to improve off its 3-20 record from a season ago.


McAuley senior shortstop Melissa Kolb, a fouryear starter for the Mohawks. She was GCCLScarlet first team last year with a .292 average and a pair of home runs for coach Karen Wiesman.

continue at Otterbein. Kolb has been a four-year starter at shortstop and was firstteam GCCL-Scarlet last year. She hit .292 and led the team in home runs with a pair. Zech was second-team GCCL-Scarlet and hit .279 with a team high 13 runs batted in. However, the majority of the Mohawk mashing will be done by second-year players. “Our sophomores are probably our big sticks this year,” Wiesman said. “Rachael Oakley is a lefthanded slapper at second base, Jamie Ertel got some pitching

Junior Emily Bass is expected to be a valuable contributor to the squad after batting .420 with 15 RBI last season. In the circle, Bass proved to be an innings eater for Mount Healthy and could be called upon again this year to handle pitching duties as tries to improve her 2-11 mark from a season ago. Other players expected to contribute include third basemen Taylor Beach and shortsop Chelsea Larkin.

North College Hill

The Trojans welcome back several key starters from last year’s squad. Most notably, junior Paige Thomason, who was named all-Miami Valley Conference after hitting .500 with three home runs and 28 RBI, will resume her duties at third base. Other key starters returning in 2011 include Theresa Carmichael (.302, 44 stolen bases), Rachael Zapf (.450), Chelsea Livingston (.407, 25 RBI), Stephanie Pierman (.284, 20 stolen bases) and Marie Wright (.277). Most of the girls have played together for a few years and are ready to have great seasons, according to head coach Bruce Baarendse.

Roger Bacon

Roger Bacon returns in 2011 trying to improve its 4-16 record from a season ago.

starts and Randi Kelsey was our starting catcher as a freshman.” Of that crew, Oakley and Kelsey were second team GCCLScarlet hitting .382 and .328, respectively. Ertel made first team in her first go-round with a .362 average, 12 runs batted in, a 5-1 mark on the mound and an ERA of 0.68 (fourth in the league). “She worked hard in the offseason, playing for her summer team,” Wiesman said of Ertel who fanned 55 in 41.1 innings as a frosh. Ertel’s efforts on the mound

The squad has a tough road ahead of them after the graduation of three conference all-stars from last season’s team. Returning seniors Melaina Dressing, Allison Lawlor, Jessica Cooper and Jessica Stanley should provide strong upperclassmen leadership for the squad. Newcomers Shamiah Wright, Raven Walker, Mary Wright and Sierra Rountree could also make an impact. Head coach Dick Arszman said his squad features good team speed on offense and should be strong defensively in the infield.

Winton Woods

The Lady Warriors haven’t had much success of late finishing just 2-20 (0-10 FAVC) last season. Their most recent high in the win column was eight back in 2005. That said, Winton Woods does have a mix of returning seniors and sophomores who have at least gained some considerable experience. Leading the Lady Warriors is senior centerfielder Katie Sherman, a firstteam, all-FAVC pick last season with a .424 average and 16 stolen bases. Also back are sophomore infielders Taylor Kinney and Cassie Yery, both secondteam FAVC picks a year ago. Yery was second on the team with 13 stolen bases in 2010. Senior LaShawne McIntosh is the top returning pitcher with a 5.50 ERA last season and one of the Lady Warriors’ wins.


McAuley’s Rachael Oakley hits against Turpin in a Mohawks’ win over the Spartans last season. Oakley hit .382 as a sophomore and stole 20 bases.

will be complemented by senior Sarah Maraan, who threw for McAuley’s junior varsity last year. In the league, the traditional rivalry with Mercy continues. “I think Mercy’s always been the rivalry,” Wiesman said. “Back when I went to school there it was. We always liked to play Mercy; it got the girls up.” It also helps fuel the fire when Mercy’s pretty good. For the past two seasons, the Mohawks have been behind them in the standings. “Mercy’s probably the team to beat,” Wiesman said. “They’ve

got the pitching, the catching and a few key other players. Hopefully, it’s going to be us two going at each other.” Wiesman points to her team’s dedication and discipline away from the team for her bright outlook this year. Fast-pitch softball has grown as a sport, but not necessarily by leaps and bounds as some might think. “I’ve seen it go up and down,” Wiesman said. “A lot of the feeder schools are telling me they’re not having a lot of teams. For us, this year we’ve had a solid nine girls working in the offseason, playing summer ball and really working with softball as their No. 1 sport. A lot of times, softball’s the backseat to soccer or volleyball.” Whatever seat it is, it should be an entertaining one as Wiesman and company look to snare their first league title in six years.

Bacon football players sign on for college On Friday, March 4, in the Roger Bacon Fogarty Center All Southwest Ohio Offensive Tackle Ryan Vonderhaar and All Southwest Ohio Defensive Back Mike Jackson signed national letters of intent. Next year Vonderhaar will play on the offensive line for the Ohio Dominican Panthers. For Vonderhaar, playing for Coach Mark Sunderman has been a reason for his success this year. “Coach Sunderman is a great all-around guy, and he made all the drills and workouts fun,” Vonderhaar said. Roger Bacon head football coach Kevin Huxel thinks Vonderhaar will be successful at Ohio Dominican. “Ryan is a hard-working, talented kid, and he has

a drive for success,” he said GCL Athlete of the Year Mike Jackson will be a wide receiver for the Morehead State University Eagles. Morehead is the right place for Jackson because, according to him, “It's a good environment and the education is stellar.” His interest in playing football, he attributes to his parents, who came to every one of his games and taught him to keep his head up when he hit any rough spots. About Jackson, teammate Kyle Koester said, “He's a hard worker. Running routes or blocking assignments, he does everything to perfection.” Vonderhaar and Jackson join teammate Innocent Macha, who signed his national letter of intent to play football at UC earlier this year.


Mike Jackson and Ryan Vonderhaar are surrounded by teammates and supporters at their signing ceremony, March 4.

SIDELINES Golfers wanted

Warrior Retreat

Fifteen Winton Woods High School wrestlers and their coaches went to Camp River Ridge in Oldenburg, Ind., on a retreat before the season started. The overnight camping trip included hiking, fishing, dodgeball, a bonfire and a workout in order to unite the team and build up character, confidence and maturity. All expenses for the trip were paid for by a donor. Pictured is Winton Woods freshman Tahji Woods showing off a fish he caught to assistant wrestling coach Steven Cleary during the retreat to Camp River Ridge.


Senior golf players are wanted on Tuesday mornings to play at The Mill at Winton Woods. Tee times start at 8 a.m. and go through 10 a.m. This is a league with three picnics and a lunching at the finish of the league play. Cost is $30. Play starts April 19. Call Ken Ortwein at 9233808.

Football/cheerleading signups

Finneytown Athletic Association Wildcats Youth Football/Cheerleading registration is going on now online at for football, and for cheerleading. In-person registration is 7-9 p.m., June 6 at the Finneytown High School gym. There is no weight limit for football, and all equipment is included except cleats. Uniforms and shoes are included for cheerleading. For more information about football, call 2779332, or For more information about cheerleading, call Dianna Watson at 521-1525, or


Early bird

Jill Glassmeyer, graduate of McAuley High School, competes in the 5,000 meter run at the Early Bird Relays staged at Gettler Stadium March 19. The University of Cincinnati senior has specialized in distance running and has academically earned honors as a “Bearcat Scholar.”

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Hilltop Press

March 30, 2011

State title gets La Salle hoops over the hump



La Salle interim Pat Goedde (left) and head coach Dan Fleming react to a call against Northland during the Lancers’ 59-40 state championship win, March 26.

By Nick Dudukovich

La Salle High School overcame two seasons of disappointment to claim its first Division I state basketball championship since 1996. The Lancers, behind forward Brandon Neel’s 22 points, defeated Columbus Northland High School, 59-40, at Value City Arena, March 26. La Salle came up shy in the postseason the past two years, bowing out in the regional finals to Princeton in 2009 and Moeller in 2010. Head coach Dan Fleming was proud to see his squad overcome the skeletons of the past two winters. “The big hurdle was that we were in the regional finals the last two years and leading, and we found ways to mess it up,” Fleming said. “But we kept working hard and we had faith in these guys and they put in the time and effort and we got over the hump.” Senior Matt Woeste, who hit the game-winning shot in Lancers 4846 win over Toledo Central Catholic in the state semis, relished the feeling of being a state champion. “This feels great. I wish I could have this feeling for life,” he said. “Getting knocked out (the past two seasons), and then to come here, it’s been special. A lot of teams can’t say they won a state title like we did.” With the championship, the Lancers finished their season with 26-2 record, while riding a 14game winning streak. The squad’s last loss came in a 50-45 defeat to Moeller, Jan. 21. Fleming said the Moeller loss helped his squad refocus on the season’s bigger picture. “We had to recommit to being a solid team. We ate a lot of humble pie, but we came back and

No. 3 5 10 11 12 13 15 20 21 23 25 31 33 33 35 44

2010-2011 La Salle Lancers

Player Year Josh Lemons junior Kole Porter senior Michael Schmidt senior Connor Speed sophomore Chris Rodriguez junior Tyler Vogelpohl junior Trey Casey senior Ben Mercer junior Matthew Woeste senior Brandon Neel senior Ryan Fleming senior Brett Wiebell senior Brandon Irby junior Brad Burkhart sophomore Joe Burger junior Ryan Leahy junior

Position guard guard guard guard guard guard guard guard guard forward guard forward guard forward forward forward

Head coach: Dan Fleming Interim head coach: Pat Goedde

responded with all of these wins,” he said. Senior Ryan Fleming, who scored 17 points in the state final, said the late-January game made the Lancers feel like they had something to prove. “We developed a chip on our shoulder,” he said. “We had to prove we were the best team in the state, and I feel we did that (with our state final win).” The championship marks the end of an action-packed season for Dan Fleming. The Lancers head coach, who earned his 300th victory of his career earlier in the season and suffered a heart attack in the wake of La Salle’s sectional final win over Aiken in the sectional playoffs, is just glad his team went out on top. “I’m so happy for this team…this has been a group effort. From the coaches to the players, we’re just happy to be state champs,” he said. To see the postseason’s live blogs, game notes and videos with Woeste, Neel and coach Fleming, visit

What makes this team special?

Brandon Neel “The players, coaches and fans. Everybody had a role and everybody played it.” Matt Woeste “The leadership and seniors on this team have been great. The players play, coaches coach and we just do our thing out there.” Ryan Fleming “Our seniors. They’ve worked hard for four years.”


La Salle guard Matthew Woeste (21) is carried off the court after making the game-winning tip against Toledo Central Catholic in the Division I state semifinals, March 25.

Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 14 Dec. 17 Dec. 21 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 4 Jan. 12 Jan. 14 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Jan. 28 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 March 2 March 5 March 12 March 16 March 18 March 25 March 26


La Salle's Brandon Neel (23) dunks the ball against Toledo Central Catholic during the state semifinals, March 25. Neel ended the game with 23 points.

2010-2011 results

Fairfield at Fenwick Lakota Wes St. Xavier at McNichola Tampa Prep at Leesburg at University School Dwyer at Winton Wood Mason Elder Carroll at Moeller Chaminade-Julienn at St. Xavier at Elder Badin at Alter Moeller Mt. Healthy Amelia Aiken Meadowdale Winton Woods Moeller W 46-35 Toledo Central Catholic Columbus Northland

W 57-32 W 63-37 W 71-46 W 58-43 W 58-31 W 61-28 W 71-52 W 46-44 L 53-50 W 68-55 W 68-44 W 56-34 W 57-43 L 50-45 W 65-34 W 46-31 W 57-39 W 63-37 W 60-44 W 42-28 W 81-50 (sectionals) W 87-30 (sectionals) W 72-56 (districts) W 60-41 (districts) W 64-58 (regional semis) (regional championship) W 48-46 (state semifinals) W 59-40 (state final)


Josh Lemons (3) steals the ball away from Central Catholic’s Benjamin Dent (24) during the state semifinals, March 25.

La Salle by the numbers


Josh Lemons (3) passes the ball against Northland’s Devon Scott (40) during the Lancers’ state championship win, March 26.


La Salle’s starting five (clockwise, from left: Josh Lemons, Brandon Neel, Trey Casey, Matt Woeste, Ryan Fleming) gestures No. 1 as they hold the championship trophy after beating Northland, 59-40, for the Division I state championship, March 26.

26: La Salle wins this season 3: Final ranking in the Associated Press’ state poll 11: Margin of victory over Moeller in the Lancers’ 46-35 regional final win. 3.7: Seconds left when Matt Woeste tipped in a Brandon Neel miss to give the Lancers a 48-46 win over Central Catholic in the state semifinals.

19: Margin of victory over Northland in the state final. 15: Years since the Lancers last won the state title. 4: The age of guard Ryan Fleming the last time the Lancers went to state. 71: Number of La Salle victories over the last three seasons. 42.4: Points allowed per game by the Lancers defense this season. 12: Number of times the Lancers

held opponents under 40 points this season. 14: Lancers winning streak since losing to Moeller, 50-45, Jan. 21. 3: The number of Lancers to be named first-team, all-GCL South (Ryan Fleming, Josh Lemons, Brandon Neel). 13.2: Points averaged by GCL player of the year, Josh Lemons. 8: Wins in the 2010-2011 postseason



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March 30, 2011


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School sumo

Derek Christerson, health and physical education teacher at Winton Woods Middle School, was named champion of the school’s recent sumo wrestling tournament, which was a positive behavior reward for students for showing a 30 percent improvement on standardized tests. Pictured at the tournament are, from left, science teacher John Fiely, physical education teacher Jeff Merrill and science teacher Brad Lanier.


When (and if) you speak, legislature does listen Protests. Chants. Signs. Letters. E-mails. Phone calls. Visits. Capitol Square is bustling as the Ohio legislature considers some very dramatic changes to state law. These include rescinding education reforms, repealing Ohio’s estate tax, and eliminating collective bargaining for public workers. The last has drawn tens of thousands to the State House to express their views. Just how much influence does an ordinary citizen have? Plenty. While we elect representatives to the legislature and empower them to pass laws and appropriate funds, John or Jane Doe has ample opportunity to participate in the process. This begins with educating your legislator about your issues and ideas. I hold open office hours each month in different parts of my district so that my con-

stituents can meet with me one-on-one. I’ve gotten several ideas for legislation, such as protections for working mothers, repairing State Rep. the enormous Connie Pillich hole in school Community funding, and for our Press guest caring veterans and columnist active duty military. I prefer to conduct my research before writing the bill. I meet with interested parties and consult experts as well as review legal and technical information. It can take weeks or even months to prepare the actual legislation. Once introduced, the bill is assigned to a committee and the

real work begins. This is one of the best times to contact your legislator about the bill. E-mail, call, write – you can even testify at a committee hearing. However, the committee chair has the right to limit the number of hearings and the length of testimony. The committee can slightly amend or even replace the bill with something completely different – sometimes what goes in is nothing like what comes out. Passage out of committee does not guarantee that a bill will reach the House floor for a vote. The Rules and Reference Committee selects which bills go to the floor, with the Speaker of the House as the final arbiter. We often have robust debate on the House floor. Given this year’s landmark legislation, there will likely be long hours of debate. The public can watch this debate

live or taped on the Ohio Channel online ( Local PBS channels also re-broadcast much of the proceedings in their regular programming. A bill needs only a simple majority vote of our 99-seat House. Then it moves to the Senate and goes through the same process, allowing John or Jane Doe the same chance to get involved. The final stop for any legislation is the governor’s desk. The legislature can only overturn the governor’s veto with a twothirds majority vote. The process is old, but it is also open. So get informed. Stay involved. This is democracy. State Rep. Connie Pillich can be reached at (614) 466-8120,, Find legislative information at

20th Century brought permanent bungalow housing to area The Industrial revolution between 1760 and 1850 changed the United States from an agricultural-based country to a manufacturing country. Steady income provided larger numbers of people the ability to buy their own homes. But the stately Victorian homes with its gingerbread and other ornate features never appealed to this crowd. They were too expensive to build and maintain for the average worker. A new simple style was emerging called a bungalow, which started in Bengal India in the last half of the 18th Century. As the British Empire was winding down, English officers oversaw the construction of small houses as rest houses for travelers. This “Bangla” style had one story with tile or thatched roofs and wide, covered verandas.

In 1906, the architect’s at Stickley’s in Chicago published a magazine called Craftsman. It suggested that the bungalow could become a permanent home instead of summer home or guest house. The ideal appealed to the masses. They were ready to rid America of the old world architectural influences of the previous century and develop a unique American style. So the simplicity of the summer home fused with the ideals of the arts and crafts movement became a new American style. The first bungalows in the United States, that we would recognize appeared after the Philadelphia Centennial celebrations of 1876. The American style took off when architects, Charles and

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This is a Frank Lloyd Wright bungalow on Gracely Drive in Sayler Park. Henry Greene in California, Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago, joined Gustav Stickley in Michigan to design the new styles. The houses range from simple to elaborate with low-pitched roofs, and large front porches. Some are all clapboard, others are all brick and some are mixed clapboard and brick. On the inside is an efficient floor plan, with most of the living spaces on the ground floor. The living room at the center of the house connected rooms without

hallways. And there were many built-in cabinets, shelves, and seats. The more elaborate bungalows have stained glass windows in the dinning room and on the sides of the fireplaces in the living room. There are hardwood floors through out the house. There might be glass doors closing off the living room from the entry hall. In Cincinnati there are many with Rookwood fireplaces. By the 1890s the bungalow style had taken over California. The California bungalow became the rage in pattern books across the nation and was reproduced into the various forms of middleand working-class housing. Besides the California bungalow, the Craftsman bungalow, Spanish colonial revival bungalow, Dutch colonial revival bungalow, Chicago bungalow, Cape Cod bunga-

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low, tudor bungalow, and log cabin bungalow emerged. There are many bungalows scattered throughout Sayler Park in all styles. You might recognize the California craftsman or the Cape Cod, but there are others. They have low-pitched, gabled roof, wide overhanging eaves, and exposed rafters under eaves. Several have a dormer in front with a covered porch beneath it. The dormer can also be on the side. There is a good example of a Frank Lloyd Wright’s design on Gracely Drive. You can see more at Images for bungalow style online. My next column will be about the Sears Roebuck house. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at


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La Salle’s Trey Casey goes up for a shot against Moeller’s Charlie Byers in the second period of their Feb. 18 game.

La Salle’s Brandon Neel drives to the basket against Moeller’s Shaquille Jinks (22) and Alex Barlow (3) in the second period of the Division I regional boys basketball semifinal game at the Cintas Center March 18.


La Salle High School senior basketball players, from left, are Brandon Neel, Bret Wiebell, Matthew Woeste, Michael Schmidt, Kole Porter, Trey Casey and Ryan Fleming during practice at the school March 21.


La Salle High School basketball head coach Dan Fleming (right), still recovering from a heart attack, hugs his son Ryan, a senior guard, after the Lancers beat Moeller 46-35 in the Division I regional finals at Cintas Center. La Salle advances to the state tournament for the first time since winning a state title in 1996.


La Salle High School head basketball coach Dan Fleming talks to family and students in the school gym during a rally to sendoff the La Salle basketball team to final four March 24.

A look back at La Salle’s magical season JOSEPH FUQUA II/CONTRIBUTOR

La Salle senior Matt Woeste raises his arms in victory against Moeller in the Division I regional boys basketball semifinal game at Cintas Center March 18. La Salle won 46 to 35 over Moeller.


La Salle’s Josh Lemons drives to the basket during the Lancers’ game against Lakota West Dec. 14, 2010.


Ryan Fleming gestures No. 1 as the basketball team gets on the bus during a rally to send off the La Salle basketball team to the state final four March 24.


La Salle’s Michael Schmidt goes up for a shot and gets fouled by Winton Woods’ Mark Ellison in the first period of their Jan. 4 game at Winton Woods.


La Salle fans cheer for their team in the first period of the game against Moeller High School Feb. 18.


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St. John the Baptist Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist School-Colerain Township, 5375 Dry Ridge Road, Undercroft. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, pizza, mozzarella sticks and soup dinners and a la carte, side items, drinks and desserts. Menu at website. Carryout available. Benefits HelpA-Student Education Fund. Fifty cents-$6; carryout specials $16-$19. 923-2900; Colerain Township. St. James the Greater Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. James the Greater - White Oak, 3565 Hubble Road, Undercroft. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, desserts, pop and beer. Carryout available. Benefits St. James the Greater church activities. 741-5311; White Oak. St. Catharine of Siena Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Catharine of Siena School, 3324 Wunder Ave., Cafeteria. Watch NCAA basketball games. Benefits St. Catharine Athletic Association. 481-7683; Westwood.


Yoga for Strength and Healing, 10:3011:30 a.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, 3017 Harrison Ave., Beginners to intermediate levels. Learn ways to relax the mind and purify the body through various postures and breathing exercises. $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood.


Karaoke with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Karaoke and dance music. Free. 385-1005. Colerain Township.


Cold Tuna, 8 p.m.-midnight, Poppy’s Sports Bar and Grill, 6611 Glenway Ave., Free. 5744939. Bridgetown. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 1


Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7:30 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot.


Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Bartholomew Church, 9375 Winton Road, Fish and shrimp dinners, pizza soft drinks and beer. Carryout available. $7. 522-3680. Finneytown. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road, Includes fish or chicken nuggets’ dinner with two sides, cupcake and beverage. Carryout available. Benefits Church Women’s Association and Boy Scout Troop 640. Dinner $8, $4 per child; carryout $7.50, $3.50 per child. 8511065; Colerain Township. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Daniel Hall. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, vegetable lasagna, pizza and more. A la carte and carryout available. $7 and up. 742-0953. Springfield Township. Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave., School Cafeteria. Fish, shrimp, spaghetti, pizza, shrimp, potatoes, fries, salad and macaroni and cheese. Carryout available. Free Our Lady of Grace sports registrations raffled at each fish fry. Chances available for every $10 of food purchased or for every two hours of time volunteered by an adult. Presented by Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association. 681-2631; Mount Airy. St. Matthias Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1050 W. Kemper Road, Includes fried and baked fish, shrimp dinners, sandwiches, sides, drinks and desserts. Carryout available. $1-$7. 851-1930. Forest Park.

Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken, platters come with choice of two sides. Carryout available. Family friendly. $7 platter, $4 sandwich. Presented by VFW Post 7340 Ladies Auxiliary. 5217340; Colerain Township. Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m. Catholic Center Cafeteria. Salmon, baked or fried cod platters, pizza, clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, fries and more. $5-$8., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Carryout available. Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. and Growing in your Prayer Life, 7:30 p.m. 825-8626; Greenhills. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council #1683, 3144 Blue Rock Road, 741-7700. White Oak. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Fish Dinner: cod fillet, salt rye bread, coleslaw & fries; $7. Shrimp Dinner: shrimp, salt rye bread, coleslaw and fries; $8. Other items and sides available. $5-$8. Presented by American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills Auxiliary. 825-3099. Greenhills.


Brandon Gilliam, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Joe Dunlap, Natalie Ryan, David Lessing and the Royals, and Nathan Franckhauser. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200. Forest Park.


No Foolin’ Night Hike, 7:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by March 30. $2, vehicle permit required. Adults must accompany children. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7475; Springfield Township.


Performance and Time Arts Series, 8 p.m., College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave., Laboratory for performance arts encourages the creation and development of new work across the arts genres. $12, $8 students and seniors. 591-2557; College Hill.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. Ages 50 and up. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Nov. 30. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township.


Rummage Sale, 6-9 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 3628 Boudinot Ave., Variety of items available. Benefits High School Youth Group trip to the National Youth Gathering in San Antonio. Family friendly. Free. 661-5166. Westwood. Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St., Fellowship Hall. Gently used clothing for men and women including plus sizes, children’s and baby clothes, blankets and children’s toys. Linens and jewelry included in sale. Benefits missions and ministries of the United Methodist Women. 931-5827. Mount Healthy. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 2


The Orange and White Game, 2-4 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, High School Stadium. Students switch roles. Ursuline Academy and St. Ursula Academy girls go head-to-head in flag football game while Moeller High School and St. Xavier High School boys compete and perform as cheerleaders in half-time show. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center leukemia research. $7, $5 advance. Email for more information. 761-7600. Finneytown.


Zumba Gold Classes, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. Ages 50-. $45. Registration required. 8534100; College Hill.


Fantastic Farm Fridays are back at Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in hands-on educational activities and watch live demonstrations. Activities include goat milking, sheep shearing, vegetable planting and more. Entry is free, but a vehicle permit is required. Pony and wagon rides will be available for a small fee. Large groups should call 521-3276, ext. 100, in advance. For more information, call 5213276 or visit Pictured petting a sleepy pig is Kristina Grace Schott.


Challenging Performances Series, 3 p.m., Northern Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 460 Fleming Road, Galit GertsenzonFromm performing Handel and Hayden. With Amanda Reninger, soprano, performing songs of Hugo Wolf, Bizet, Hagman, and Amy Beach, and arias from Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicci. Reception follows concert. $10, free for children and music students with ID. 984-8320; Springfield Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES Yoga for Strength and Healing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center, $8. Registration required. 662-9109. Westwood.

Performance and Time Arts Series, 8 p.m., College Hill Town Hall, $12, $8 students and seniors. 591-2557; College Hill.




Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.3 p.m., Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 9315827. Mount Healthy. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 3

BENEFITS Gutter-Ball Rally Bowl-a-thon, 1-3 p.m., Brentwood Bowl, 9176 Winton Road, Two hours unlimited bowling. Includes snacks and prizes. Benefits Waycross Community Media. $20. $150 to sponsor team, $50 to sponsor lane. Registration required. Presented by Waycross Community Media. 8252429; Springfield Township.

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Murder Mystery Dinner, 7 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, “Hog Heaven.” Cash bar. Audience participation. Adults. Dinner at 7 p.m. Show starts 8 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $34 plus tax; vehicle permit required. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through April 9. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

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Frog and Toad Egg Search, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by March 31. Check ponds for eggs. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Wilderness Skills, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Campfire cooking. Learn cooking skills and safety. Warm drinks and treats provided. $6. Registration required online by April 1. Vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Early Spring Creek Walk, 1-3 p.m., McFarlan Woods, 3040 Westwood Northern Boulevard, Explore for evidence of spring life and for fossils from 450 million years ago. See evidence of the power of water. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for mud. Meet at shelter parking lot. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 542-2909; Westwood.


World Traveler: Sojourn to Japan, 5-6 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., The Hader Room. World traveler Eleanor McCombe, highlights her travels to Japan. Ages 50 and up. Free. 853-4100; College Hill.


Cook Up Somethin’ Good with Giovanna Trimpe, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Huenefeld Tower Room. Author and Delhi resident Joanne Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe discusses and signs “Holy Chow.” She is also the head chef at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. 369-4472; Monfort Heights.


Kiwanis Chicken Dinner and Bingo, 6-8:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Dinner sponsored by White Oak and Monfort Heights Kiwanis and bingo presented by Colerain High School Key Club. Ages 55 and up. $5. Registration required. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Monthly Meeting, 9:15-11:15 a.m., LifeSpring Christian Church, 1373 W. Galbraith Road, Mothers with children from newborns to kindergartners welcome. Free child care provided. Membership: $23.95 per year. Presented by Mothers of Preschoolers - LifeSpring. 522-7707. North College Hill.


Senior Computer Classes, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Must be member of Senior and Community Center. $20. Registration required. 741-8802. Colerain Township.


Little Tyke Hike, 11 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, An early Earth Day celebration along the Kingfisher Trail. Dress for weather. Ages 3-6 with adult. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Caregivers Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 4


Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Renovating Your Landscape: Spruce up your landscape by adding a few easy-to-grow, colorful shrubs or trees. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. With White Oak Garden Center staff. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 3853313; Monfort Heights.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township.


Be part of the science adventure, “Tornado Alley,” the new OMNIMAX film at the Cincinnati Museum Center, with Sean Casey, star of Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers.” Witness the beginnings of a tornado and travel with a scientific team in the film. For show times and information, call 513-287-7000 or visit

Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.


“In the Mood,” a 13-piece big band orchestra and singer/swing dance show with the music of the 1940s, comes to the Aronoff Center Saturday, April 2. Hear the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and more. Performances are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 through $57.50. Call 513-6212787 or visit


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March 30, 2011


Dear body of mine, are you my friend or are you my foe? “The Church says the body is an occasion of sin; science says the body is a machine; advertising says the body is a business; the body says ‘I am a fiesta.’” So writes Eduardo Galeano in “Walking Words.” What would you say? Typically our attitude toward our body changes. When we’re young our body is our friend. Our bodies are like a benefactor who keeps his wallet open willing to freely give us energy, strength, sleep, sex appeal and resilience. Supple bodies enable us to run up flights of stairs, do cartwheels, play demanding athletic games, dance uninhibitedly, study and cram all night without sleep, jog for miles, watch a game in the rain and get over a cold in a day or two. We can always count on our bodies. What a blow it is when our bodies begin to change. Thankfully, it’s done slowly.

Gradually we begin to meet tired legs and shorte n e d breath at the top of the stairs; Father Lou h a m Guntzelman strings and Perspectives skin that lose elasticity; aches and cramps after minimal exertion; heartburn; difficulty in sleeping and a stomach that insists on preceding us wherever we go. Middle age and after is when we work out thinking in another couple months we’ll be back to normal. But the old normal has forgotten where we live. A new normal winks at us in the mirror. Ever notice how we experience a low-level of irritation when little injuries occur and seem to hang on and on. “It’s not the pain,” we say, “it’s the inconven-

ience.” Wrong! It’s not just the inconvenience or the pain. It’s our too obvious aging, our mortality, our turncoat body that irritates us. Betrayal by a friend. Now it seems our bodies shout an assessment for all to hear. “This person is not worth as much as before because their body is losing it.” People begin to send us funny birthday cards about going downhill, being impotent, wrinkled and irrelevant. But wait! If a human person in composed of more than a mere physical component to their being; if the purpose of living is the development of inner characteristics; if spiritual qualities like love count more than lust, wisdom more than strength, and compassion more than skin tone – then perhaps our bodies remain more of a friend than we realize. In a sense, our bodies

slowly turn us around to look inside for our value rather than outside. Our changing bodies gradually erode pretenses, pride, and illusions. They reveal what we’re really made of. Our slackening bodies level the playing field between all of us and measure us by the same standards of inner character compassion, integrity and love. We come to realize that we are a mystery larger than the confines of our body. Not only are we responsible for raising our children, we are also responsible for raising ourselves – especially in the second half of life. The long-term neglect of the growth of self, and a backward yearning to regain youth, will have its effects on us. Commonly it’s expressed in that crankiness that is the leakage of repressed anger. As Dr. Hollis notes, “Rather than mellowing

most people become more of what they already are. Those who whine will now whine more, those dependent now will become children, those in denial now will blame others.” The only true cure for negative aging is inner growth. What is most healing for older adults is the knowledge that they are still loved and capable of loving. Our bodies may seem to

have turned into our foe. Yet it is our bodies, more than any other physical thing, that teach us the temporary nature of this world – and nudge us to hear the wisdom we need to hear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.





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During this recession many people are buying used rather than new cars as a way to save money. Often, they’ll buy an extended service warranty to try to cover any problems that arise. But, what happens if the warranty company won’t pay for needed repairs? I’ve received several complaints about this over the years from people like Marybeth Camp of Eastgate. She said everything was great with the used car she bought in 2008 – until last December when the vehicle started sounding funny and then would not start. “Originally, we were quoted about $5,400 to fix the problem. They were working with our warranty service contract folks for inspections and various things to get the claim approved and get it done,” said Camp. The warranty company raised questions with the repair shop about the cause of the problem. “Come to find out their original diagnosis was wrong. Now they believe it was an oil pump failure which caused so much damage to the engine. It requires a total engine replacement,” said Camp. Unfortunately, the warranty company still disagrees with the repair shop about the cause of the problem. “From what they know, and the facts they have, the problem was caused due to lack of lubrication and maintenance – and they have denied my claim,” Camp said. Camp said her oil change records show she’s done


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Don’t pass up pasta when looking for healthy meal Everybody has a story. And today’s “Guru in our Backyard,” Amy Nichols, has an inspiring one. Amy, a Withamsville reader, is a fitness instructor at the gym where I go with Maggie, my daughter-in-law Jess’ mom. Back in January, Maggie cajoled me into going – I have never been a “gym” person, figuring I get enough exercise hoeing the garden, splitting wood, or just being in survival mode out here on my little patch of heaven. Anyway, I’m the one at the gym in the back row, messing up on a regular basis while Maggie performs splendidly. (Maggie is my personal cheerleader). Between Maggie and Amy, I enjoy the workouts. Amy’s always encouraging, but doesn’t make me feel weird about it. I was curious as to how she landed in the fitness field. Amy grew up in Connecticut in an Italian family. “My grandmother, Anna Trombetto, lives in Connecticut and is a fabulous cook. She inspired my love of cooking. In an Italian family, food equals love,” she said. Amy earned a degree in baking and pastry arts from Johnson & Wales and lived in the South working at an

inn and on a plantation. Her husband’s j o b brought them to Cincinnati. N o w Rita comes the Heikenfeld i n s p i r i n g Rita’s kitchen part. Amy told me “ a f t e r starting a family and having been diagnosed with lupus at 22, I found it increasingly difficult to continue in the culinary industry.” After daughter Sophia’s birth (she’s now 7) Amy decided she wanted to get healthy “and just plain feel better.” She looked for a natural way to manage the pain and symptoms of a chronic disease. In 2006 she joined Fitworks. “It was amazing to see and feel the changes I was making to my body. I no longer needed any medication and I have never felt better,” said Amy. “A few years ago I decided to train to be a group fitness instructor and share with others what fitness has done for me. It is so inspiring, for example, to see a woman battling cancer and going through chemo still

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Withamsville reader Amy Nichols and her daughter, Sophia, show off a plate of their favorite pasta dish. find the energy to workout. The power of fitness on the mind and body is truly amazing,” she said. With March being nutrition month, I asked Amy to share a healthy recipe, and she shared this one, which is daughter Sophia’s favorite. Amy is a wonderful

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Sophia’s pasta

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Peel and seed roasted peppers and cut into julienne strips. In a large sauté pan over high heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add spinach, 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Sauté spinach until soft, two to three minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add rest of garlic, peppers, wine, broth and rest of salt. Simmer until sauce begins to thicken, eight to 10 minutes. Meanwhile cook pasta until tender to bite. Stir basil, spinach and extra virgin olive oil into the roasted pepper sauce. Toss pasta and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and serve. Serves six.

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For Mrs. Johnson, who wanted to know how to make it more flavorful. “Just cooking it in water doesn’t do it,” she said. 2 cups broth 1 teaspoon garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup couscous, whole wheat if you can find it Garnish: Shredded Parmesan or feta, chopped tomatoes, green onions Bring broth and garlic to a boil. Stir in couscous. Turn off heat, cover and let stand five minutes. Fluff with fork and garnish to taste.

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St. Xavier bestows top honors to local men Myron Kilgore of Springfield Township and Terry Horan of Montgomery were recipients of St. Xavier High School’s top honors. Kilgore will receive the Magis Award recognizing people who have made exceptional contribuHoran tions of service to St. Xavier High School May 3 at the annual President’s Dinner at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. Horan will receive the Insignis Award at the dinner. The award is the highest honor the school can afford an alumnus, presented to a graduate who has served God, his family and his community in an outstanding manner. “Terry Horan really represents somebody who has taken what he learned at St. Xavier and turned that into an extremely successful business,” said St. Xavier High School President Father Tim Howe S.J. “He is an outstanding husband

and father. He has also given back very generously to the school, making sure other young men can benefit the way he did and carry on the tradition of excellence here. “I’ve been struck as I’ve come back here to St. X to hear so many stories of how Myron has impacted people’s lives for the better. Not just students and alumni, but fellow faculty and staff members, too. He’s done that in a wide variety of roles as teacher, as coach, as trustee, as tutor and as volunteer. “They both serve as a model of what it means to be a Catholic educator, a Catholic man. They have a passion for the school and have been excellent leaders and ambassadors for St. X.” Kilgore was the first African American teacher at St. X, joining the English department in the 1964-65 school year, where he remained for 10 years. During that time he also served as a track and football coach. He spent six years on the board of trustees starting in 2000.

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March 30, 2011

Mercy Franciscan celebrating 70 years


Myron Kilgore of Springfield Township will receive the Magis Award recognizing people who have made exceptional contributions of service to St. Xavier High School. He now serves as a tutor and advisor to the St. X retention program, working primarily with minority students. His grandsons Trey Kilgore (‘13) and Michael Hall (‘14) now attend the school. Horan is president and CEO of Horan Associates, annually one of the top 10 corporate supporters of Cincinnati’s United Way. The company also funds scholarships at Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati, supports arts organizations like the Cincinnati Symphony and many more.

Mercy Franciscan Terrace is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving area seniors. Everyone is invited to join the residents, families and staff of Mercy Franciscan Terrace in the following community events: • Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m. – Anniversary mass in the St. Clare Chapel. Reception to immediately follow. • Friday, April 8, 7 p.m. – second annual Variety Show, featuring residents, staff, various community organizations – oldest performer is 100 years old. • Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. – second annual Variety Show, matinee

• Saturday, April 23 , 10 a.m. – annual Easter egg hunt on the Terrace grounds Built originally in 1971 to accommodate the health care needs of the professional religious, Mercy Franciscan Terrace eventually opened its doors to the entire community. Known for its beautiful, serene grounds and breathtaking St. Clare chapel, thousands of seniors have been served over the past 40 years at Mercy Franciscan Terrace, at 100 Compton Road. Today, Mercy Franciscan Terrace offers independent living apartments, four levels of residential

care, long-term nursing care and short-term skilled nursing care, and it features DaySTAE, an awardwinning program designed specifically for residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementia. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy are available, as well as palliative care and respite care. For more information on the anniversary events, or on services offered at Mercy Franciscan Terrace, please call 513-761-9036 or visit seniorliving.

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March 30, 2011

YMCA honoring students with character


Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm





United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available

3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided


(Disciples of Christ)

JOHN WESLEY UNITED METHODIST 1927 W. K emper Rd. (Between Mill & Hamilton) 513-825-0733 Traditional Sunday Services 9:00am & 10:15am Contemporary Service 11:30am

8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services



Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

3751 Creek Rd.



“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

Pastor Todd A. Cutter 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

Classic Service and Hymnbook



1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS


Visitors Welcome


Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors



(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30am at 9158 Winton Rd. – Springfield Township Childcare provided

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Honor Society. However, academics most certainly only tell part of Samantha’s story. She gets involved in impact work through so many avenues. As vice president of her school’s community service club she has led collections of canned food for a pantry and of blankets for children at area hospitals, a Shanty Town homeless awareness project, helped with a senior citizen prom, and more. She has also attended a church mission trip to Nicaragua, been a YMCA peewee soccer team coach, and assists in a pre-school for kids who have autism. Swimming is another passion of Samantha’s, having swam on the Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA Tigershark team since childhood and now also on her school team. She mentors one of her school team’s newest members – a fellow student who has down’s syndrome. “It’s important to include everyone,” Samantha said, “because plain and simple, they are people.” Valencia Harper, Aldersgate Christian Academy, College Hill Valencia wants to be known as the girl who loves to help everyone and who followed her dreams. She has a big heart, committing herself wholeheartedly to causes that benefit the community. Through the YMCA Youth in City Government program, she has strengthened leadership skills while working with teens of diverse backgrounds in learning how to be a voice for issues that will impact her. In school Valencia is a junior student ambassador helping to plan service projects such as an annual toy drive for children at Greater Fellowship Baptist Church in Over-the-Rhine. Her hero is Michelle Obama whose words of wisdom have

reminded Valencia to n e v e r change who you are for a n y o n e because it is perfectly great being

you. Nathan Mays, Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy, Springfield Township A leader by example, Nathan’s moral values are evident in his conduct and character. His sense of responsibility shines in his academic achievements, his involvement with the YMCA Black & Latino Achievers Program and other volunteer efforts including Feed the Hungry and a National Earth Day Clean-Up. Known as Mr. Nate by the children he tutors at the Carl H. Lindner YMCA, his caring nature comes through clear in whatever he does. For everything he has accomplished he has been recognized with numerous honors including being selected for the P&G Resident Scholar Program Internship and his most recent People of Color Wellness Alliance Award for Nathan’s dedication to improving Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. Joshua Pruitt, Aiken College & Career High School, Hartwell Everyone who Joshua meets is given a special gift – a bright smile, a helping hand, and words of encouragement. He is a young man who knows no strangers. Losing his father at a young age, he has shown great responsibility through his part-time job, academics, and community service. Through school Joshua is a member of the Aiken Leadership Team, the MORE (Men, Organized, Respectful, Education) Program, a participant at Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center; and has participated in the Mayerson Foundation Summer Plunge working with Over-the-Rhine schools. He also volunteers at Drake Hospital and Llanfair Retirement Community with aspirations of eventually

becoming a registered nurse. For Joshua, each day is an opportunity for improvement. “We can’t change the world until we change ourselves,” he said. Peter Stiver, Roger Bacon High School, Finneytown Peter sets high standards of character for himself and always keeps a positive attitude. He maintains high grades at school showing leadership in causes close to his heart. One example is his recent Eagle Scout Award earned after many hours of community service. At school, Peter is president of the St. Vincent DePaul student group which organizes food and clothing drives for people in need. He is also involved in his school’s community outreach program and ecology club, frequently helping with recycling and composting efforts. Other volunteer time is spent at Special Olympics events. “If I try to make a difference then maybe someone else will see it and do their best, and maybe again. It is much more satisfying than winning a sport,” Peter said. Nicholas Taylor, La Salle High School, Mount Airy Nicholas is a young man who enthusiastically accepts new challenges, excelling at every opportunity he embraces. YMCA volunteers know him as the 2010 YMCA Teen Achiever of the Year, recipient of a $5000 YMCA scholarship to college, and as one of five national semi-finalists for the YMCA 5 Star Ambassador Award. In school, he has achieved first honors in an advanced college prep track every quarter. His knowledge has been further tested in academic activities such as Thomas More College’s Explore More program, The Annual Pro-Scan Chess Tournament The Alpha Esquire Black History Bowl. Outside the classroom he has participated in various sports such as wrestling and track & field; and last year lettered in varsity football. He also enjoys helping others whether as a tutor at an elementary school or a volunteer for the Cincinnati Black Theater.



Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian


FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ

Adult Day Services available Situated on 63 acres of manicured grounds near Wyoming, Evergreen is an all-inclusive Continuing Care Retirement community that provides the perfect backdrop for exploring new interests, pursuits and activities.

691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

www. 513-522-3026 Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd

Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon




Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church

Sunday School 10:15


680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


Faith Lutheran LCMC

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

Mt. Healthy Christian Church

8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am


8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 Fourth Sunday of Lent "Guest Speaker"


3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) 513-385-8342 Sun. Sch. & Bible Class 9:45 AM Worship: Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 AM, Wed. 7:15 PM Office: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404

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Christ, the Prince of Peace


7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You


served as a Montessori camp junior counselor, tutoring, playing key roles in his school’s mission collection campaigns, and participating in fund raisers. At St. Xavier it is rare for a freshman to make the Mock Trial Team let alone make it to the state finals, and Kyle accomplished both. Then he set his sights on helping new members prepare. Samantha Garner , Finneytown High School, Finneytown Samantha is a giver and an achiever. An A honors student each of her high school years, she is the president of her National

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YMCA Character Awards Event are $25 per adult and $10 per youth; and can be purchased by calling 513961-3200. The character award winners for this area are: Kyle Denman, St. Xavier High School, Finneytown For someone whose favorite quote is, “effort beats talent every time,” it is no wonder his above and beyond approach to forming and maintaining relationships is one of his most treasured assets. His extensive community service has included volunteering at Mapleknoll Retirement Community where he also


Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

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St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Phone: 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am Nursery Available/Handicap Access


They’ve overcome hurdles to lead by example. They’re humanitarians, mentors, volunteers, fund raisers, and scholars; and the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is honoring all 40 of them. With youth development being one of the YMCA’s core focus areas, the YMCA Character Awards are an opportunity to celebrate young people who exemplify the Y’s core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. The YMCA Character Awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the School for the Creative & Performing Arts, downtown. Educators, families, friends, coaches and community organizations positively impacted by the recipients are invited to help the YMCA pay tribute to the YMCA Character Award recipients. Tickets for the

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Edward Bramkamp

Edward George Bramkamp, 89, Springdale, formerly of Mount Healthy, died March 22. He worked for Alber’s Store and Schaeffer’s Store, and owned the Mug and Muffin restaurant in Springdale. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, member of Assumption Parish, past commander of Wesley Werner Post 513, past 4th District chaplain, life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Gailey Post 7340, member of 40/8 Voiture 29, Mount Healthy

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March 30, 2011

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Your Community Press newspaper serving College Hill, Finneytown, Forest Park, Greenhills, Mount Airy, Mount Healthy, North College Hill, Seven Hills, Springfield Township


DEATHS Mary Heiber

About obituaries Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Historical Society. Survived by wife Rita Bramkamp; sister Clara Snyder; nieces Carol (Mike) Donner, Martha (Dennis) Smith, nephew Chuck (Sandra) Snyder. Preceded in death by brother



Robert Bramkamp. Services were March 28 at Assumption Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Mary M. Heiber, 92, Springfield Township, died March 12. Survived by niece and nephew Sandy (Bob) Powell, Glenn (Debbie) Heiber; sister Betty (Bob) Wissmann; many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Robert Heiber, brothers-in-law Charles (late Jin), William Heiber. Services were March 21 at Little Flower Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Lung Association,

4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241 or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Jerry Hessler

Jerry Hessler, 78, formerly of Mount Healthy, died March 14 in Palm Coast, Fla. His father owned Hessler’s 5 and 10. Survived by wife Shirley; sisters Marianne Roy, Jennifer Benson; four children.

Verna Schubert

Verna Mae Schubert, 83, Springfield Township, died March 21. Survived by husband Robert Schubert Sr.; children Kathleen (Louis) Zoller, Tammy (Hugh) Beardsworth, Robert (Elizabeth) Schubert Jr.; four sisters; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Services were March 26 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home.


About police reports


Willie Dwayne Faison, born 1974, possession of an open flask, March 11. Steven C. Prichard, born 1959, theft $300 to $5000, 5849 Hamilton Ave., March 14. Ali Wayusi Barnes A, born 1991, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, 1626 Linden Drive, March 15. Brandon Hill, born 1981, aggravated menacing, assault, drug abuse, trafficking, 1903 Savannah Way, March 15. Donald E. Adams, born 1962, drug abuse, 6400 Hamilton Ave., March 15. Donald E. Adams, born 1962, misdemeanor drug possession, 6400 Hamilton Ave., March 15. Jeremy Glenn, born 1990, drug abuse, having weapons while under disability, trafficking, 1901 Savannah Way, March 15. Denise Jones, born 1981, theft under $300, 2568 W. North Bend Road, March 15. Sonny Eugene Ross, born 1967, theft under $300, 5823 Hamilton Ave., March 17. Dameon Green, born 1992, criminal damaging or endangering, domestic violence, 2976 Highforest Lane, March 17. Jalen Walker, born 1992, burglary, misdemeanor drug possession, 6425 Aspen Way, March 20. Tracey Franklin, born 1971, assault, 5920 Lantana Ave., March 20.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. • Mount Healthy: Chief Al Schaefer, 728-3183. • Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 5698500. • North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171. • Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101. • Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220.

Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary

2672 W. North Bend Road No. 4, March 11.

Breaking and entering

1114 Groesbeck Road, March 13.


1673 Cedar Ave No. T5, March 14. 2219 Kipling Ave, March 15. 2709 Hillvista Lane, March 13.


5083 Colerain Ave, March 16.

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Juvenile male, 17, drug abuse at Smiley and Hitchcock, March 4. Marcus Williams, 49, 697 Danbury Road, domestic violence at 697 Danbury, March 5. Juvenile male, 17, aggravated menacing at Quail Court, March 7. Juvenile male, 15, assault at 1231 W. Kemper, March 7. Juvenile male, 15, menacing at 1231 W. Kemper, March 7. Adrianne Johnson, 22, 10865 Birchridge Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 637 Northland Blvd., March 12. Robert Harris, 22, 44 Providence Drive, breaking and entering, trafficking in drugs at 2098 Quail Court, March 12. Juvenile male, 15, receiving stolen property at 590 Dewdrop, March 14. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 590 Dewdrop, March 15.

Criminal damaging

Garage door damaged at 11660 Hinkley, March 7. Vehicle window damaged at 11565 Norbourne, March 3.

Disorderly conduct/obstructing official business


Victim reported at 12001 Chase Plaza, March 6. Window damaged by rock at 923 Glasgow, March 15.

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cassidy announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Lavonne Cassidy to Mr. Bradley Michael Powers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Powers. The wedding is scheduled for June 17, 2011.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing

Victim threatened at 11657 Mill Road, March 11.

Breaking and entering/vandalism

Cell tower entered and damaged at Pelston Court, March 4.


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6339 Heitzler Ave.: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Practical Property Solutions LLC; $31,900. 6591 Kirkland Drive: Ritterholz, Lowell and Linda K. to Menifee, Antoinette; $64,500. 1501 Teakwood Ave.: Macdonald, Susan M. to Ungerbuehler, Eric D. and Brooke D. Breyley; $137,500. 1358 Wittekind Terrace: Moor, E. Kevin to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $64,000.


506 Bessinger Drive: Martin, Antonio to Citimortgage Inc.; $10,000. 875 Holyoke Drive: Bank Of America NA to Wilkerson Properties III LLC; $49,000. 1521 Karahill Drive: HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Tristate Holdings LLC; $50,500.

1521 Karahill Drive: Tristate Holdings LLC to Win Win Realty and Investments Inc.; $56,900. 1594 Karahill Drive: Cross, Kevin D. to U.S. Bank NA; $66,000. 11769 Kenn Road: Yisrael, Sean B. and Tia to HSBC Mortgage Services In; $78,000. 2114 Rubicon Place: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Home CPR LLC; $44,000.

$50,000. 5424 Scarletoak Drive: Bryant, Natalie D. to Skinner, Lia M.; $97,500. 2378 Van Leunen Drive: Household Realty Corp to Orange Stone Properties L.; $57,000. 2772 Westonridge Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Buteyo, Lucy N.; $56,000.

1720 Flora Ave.: Holden, Jayson C. and Faith E. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $66,000. 6784 Marvin Ave.: Stites, Erin E. to Bradford, Carmel L.; $87,000. 7035 Noble Court: Hicks, Daniel P. to K&T Homes Ltd.; $38,800. 6914 Shamrock Ave.: Fannie Mae to Michaud, Colleen; $21,000.



1446 Adams Road: Leahy, Chris M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $44,000. 7351 Roettele Place: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Ridgevale Investments LLC; $46,000.


42 Junefield Ave.: Toft, George A. to Citimortgage Inc.; $76,000.


2524 Fairhill Drive: Ringer, Rodney D. and Kara to Coleman, Piper L. and Johnny J.; $171,500. 2521 Rack Court: Murage, Bancy to Willingham, Oscar and Carol J.;

NOTICE OF HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Springfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., in the Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road, for the purpose of hearing an appeal filed by John and Carla Sebron as provided by the Springfield Township Zoning Resolution. The Appellant is seeking a variance to construct an accessory structure that exceeds the maximum size permitted per the Zoning Resolution. LOCATION :1255 Bellune Dr Book 590 Page 322 Parcel 108 Section 27 Town 3 Range 1 Plans are on file and open for public inspection and review in the Springfield Township Administration Office, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, during normal business hours. Office Hours:Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 1001625997 SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION NO. 23-2011 Summary of Resolution Amending Springfield Township Parking Regulations The Board of Trustees of Springfield Township has adopted Resolution No. 23-2011, amending Resolution No. 86-2010 which regulates parking in Springfield Township. The following statement is a summary of the Resolution. Complete copies of the Resolution may be obtained or viewed at the Office of the Fiscal Officer, Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and the Resolution is available on the Springfield Township website,


6520 Betts Ave.: Sizemore, Estel D. and Traci to Beneficial Ohio Inc.; $53,550. 8276 Carrol Ave.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to ST Homes LLC; $38,500.

1383 Amesbury Drive: Cameron, Darrin and Hollie to Federal National Mortgage Association; $84,000. 508 Beechtree Drive: Hill, Larry D. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $100,000. 9294 Bridgecreek Drive: Drees Co. The to Terrell, Raymond and Eloise; $163,040. 8737 Daly Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Staudt, John; $12,500. 1799 Fallbrook Lane: Parrish, Daryle

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION NO. 24-2011 Summary of Resolution Establishing a Parking Prohibition/Restriction Schedule for Springfield Township The Board of Trustees of Springfield Township has adopted Resolution No. 24-2011, establishing a Parking Prohibition/Restriction Schedule for Springfield Township. The following statement is a summary of the Resolu tion. Complete copies of the Resolution may be obtained or viewed at the Office of the Fiscal Officer, Springfield Township Administra tion Building, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and the Resolution is available on the Springfield Township website, Resolution No. 24-2011 establishes a Parking Prohibition/Restriction Schedule for Springfield Township which lists the streets on which parking is prohibited and/or restrict ed within the Township. The creation of such a schedule was mandated by Resolu tion No. 23-2011 which amended the Spring field Township Parking Regulations. Pursuant to Resolution No. 23-2011, persons who violate any of the parking regulations or order adopted pursuant to those regulations is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and may have their vehicles towed and impounded. 1626886

Sections 201 202

Chapter 3 Street Parking Restrictions Sections 301 General Prohibitions 302 Prohibitions on Designated Streets 303 Prohibitions on Designated Streets at Specified Times Chapter 4 Fire Lane Parking Prohibitions Sections 401 General Prohibitions 402 Specific School Property Designated as Fire Lanes 403 Specific Shopping Center Property Designated as Fire Lanes 404 Miscellaneous Private Property Designated as Fire Lanes Chapter 5 Special Event/ Temporary Parking Prohibitions Sections 501 General Prohibitions Chapter 6 Snow Emergency Parking Prohibitions Sections 601 Prohibitions Sections 701 702 703 704

Chapter 7 Enforcement Unlawful Acts Penalties and Fines Towing and Impoundment Abatement and Other Lawful Remedies

Pursuant to Resolution No. 23-2011, persons who violate any of the parking regulations or order adopted pursuant to those regulations is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and may have their vehicles towed and impounded. 1626870

$50,000. 8761 Balboa Drive: Quadrant Residential Capital II LLC to Newsom, Lori Tr.; $15,000. 8348 Banbury St.: McDonough, Sharon E. to McDonough, Sharon E.; $27,500. 269 Beechridge Drive: Mayfield, Joy Teresa to Bove, Thomas; $97,000. 10939 Crystalhill Court: Roberson, Stanley and Linda to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc.; $52,000. 401 Deanview Drive: Homesales Inc. to Napp Investments LLC; $75,100. 8890 Desoto Drive: Sandlin, James and Juvina D. Sublett to Sandlin, James; $27,200. 8428 Fernwell Drive: Pinsky, Barry A. and Marsha S. to Smith, Donald E.; $139,500. 1053 Garnoa Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Tye, Kevin L. and Angela M.; $48,000. 1476 Hazelgrove Drive: Aurora Loan Services LLC to Queen City Property Group LLC; $64,500. 8300 Jadwin St.: Redding, Kimberly A. to Staudt, John; $27,000. 1626 Kemper Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Zhao, Zhiyong and Jie Lin; $65,300. 6581 Ridgefield Drive: Dia, Mamadou and Kadata D. Samba to PNC Mortgage; $42,000. 10591 Toulon Drive: Fletcher, Gary to Citimortgage Inc.; $48,000. 7605 View Place Drive: Payer, Andreas to Federal National Mortgage Association; $74,000. 6430 Witherby Ave.: Clay, Howard Jr. to Wells Fargo Financial Ohi I. Inc.; $44,000.


Vehicle removed at 445 Dewdrop, March 7. License plate removed from vehicle at , March 7. TV, cash and laptop valued at $1,175 removed at 11687 Elkwood, March 7. Victim reported at 1393 Long Acre Drive, March 3.

Jewelry valued at $475 removed at 596 Brunner, March 4. Speaker box and equipment valued at $400 removed at 1073 Paragon, March 5. Temporary tag removed from vehicle at 2218 Rubicon Place, March 11. Handgun valued at $550 removed at 1578 Williamson Drive, March 15.

Underage tobacco

Victim reported at Geneva and West Kemper, March 2.




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Chapter 2 Definitions General General Definitions

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


Resolution No. 23-2011 applies to all vehicle parking in Springfield Township, including, but not limited to, parking on any township street or highway, parking on established roadways proximate to buildings, and parking on private property as necessary to provide access to the property by public safety vehicles and equipment. Resolution No. 232011 also outlines the administration, enforcement, and penalties for violations of the Resolution. The Resolution consists of the following Chapters and Sections: Chapter 1 Scope and Administration Sections 101 General 102 Applicability 103 Definitions

L. and Cynthia D. to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP; $72,000. 8839 Fontainebleau Terrace: Collier, Fred W. and Donna T. to Fannie Mae; $60,000. 2133 Garfield Ave.: Patterson, David to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $18,000. 995 North Bend Drive: Union Savings Bank to King, Jefferson J. and Tina M.; $65,000. 997 North Bend Drive: Union Savings Bank to King, Jefferson J. and Tina M.; $65,000. 2050 Persimmon Court: PNC Bank NA to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $73,000. 2218 Struble Drive: Bittinger, Nicole to Random Properties Acquistion Corp III; $66,000. 2285 Adams Road: Rompies, Richard J. & Margrethie L. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $114,502. 2326 Adams Road: Suman, Lee R. Trs & Shirley R. Trs. to Dozier, Nancy; $143,000. 217 Bonham Road: Hilling, Gregory T. & Deborah K. to Woods, Amy E. & Robin S.; $227,000. 8509 Brent Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Embrey, Nathan Tr.; $40,850. 8839 Fontainebleau Terrace: Fannie Mae to Gerbus, Phillip; $47,500. 1034 Garnoa Drive: Hill, Arnold & Sondra Wallace to Wells Fargo Financial Ohi 1 Inc.; $46,000. 1322 Landis Lane: Rebound Properties LLC to Rinfrow, Darren; $17,000. 1851 Miles Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Hogeback Real Estate Investments LLC; $43,000. 8646 Monsanto Drive: Fannie Mae to MJV Properties Investment LLC; $42,000. 6756 Sandalwood Lane: Holte, Donald O. Tr. to Hug, Jade Michelle; $109,900. 10688 Stonewood Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Hubbard, Steven E.; $80,000. 2075 Adams Road: Granger, Darren to Bank Of New Yorkmellon Th;

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Joseph Sims, 20, 14 Falcon Lane, drug possession, drug paraphernalia, carrying concealed weapon at Falcon Lane, March 12. Michael Singer, 21, 85 Ireland Ave., operating vehicle under the influence at Enfield Street, March 13. Christopher Anderson, 18, 16 Ashby St., drug possession at Falcon Lane, March 15. Christa Newman, 26, 14 Falcon Lane, disorderly conduct at 14 Falcon Lane, March 16. Joseph Sims, 20, 14 Falcon Lane, inducing panic, disorderly conduct at 14 Falcon Lane, March 16. Amy Sims, 23, 4262 Western Ave., allowing underage alcohol consumption at 14 Falcon Lane, March 16. Ryan Spaw, 18, operating vehicle under the influence at Ashby Street and Andover Road, March 17. Natalie Jones, 48, 89 Burley Circle, domestic violence at 89 Burley Circle, March 18. Jennifer Howell, 27, 34 Damon Road, tampering with drugs at Winton Road, March 20. Nikki Owens, 18, 12 Burley Circle, drug possession at Winton Road, March 20.

Incidents/reports Burglary

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Woman reported TV stolen at 6 Beckford Drive, March 17.


Man reported lawn ornament stolen at 26 Deerhill Lane, March 15.

MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations

Eddie Martin, 44, 1442 Summe Drive, theft at 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 15. Rashaud Threets, 21, 8492 Sunlight Court, open container at 1500 block of Compton Road, March 16.

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Man reported money stolen at 7776 Clovernook Ave., March 17.

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Woman reported jewelry, money stolen at 7434 Bernard Ave., March 15.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations

Rickey Tucker, 53, 8001 Hamilton Ave., operating vehicle under the influence at Savannah and Goodman avenues, March 14.


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