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Mount Healthy City School District Superintendent Lori Handler presents a plaque to Russell Hinkle during the dedication of the new auditorium in his honor.

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6, 2011



Neighborhood plan closer

Springfield Township trying to define its future

By Heidi Fallon

Track season

High schools have started to run around the track for this year’s season. McAuley’s Danielle Pfeifer, who ran a very fast 800 meters in an indoor meet, will lead the Mohawks. Find out about McAuley and the rest of the teams will fare. – SEE STORY, A7

Fish Friday

For a list of area fish fries, see “Things To Do In The Neighborhood” on B2.

Memory lane tours

North College Hill Historical Society has a room filled with tidbits from the city’s past. The society is setting up displays, and talking with older residents about their recollections. – SEE STORY, A2

Fixing it up

Springfield Township seniors are raising money for the senior center by using the township’s wood shop. – SEE STORY, A3

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A guideline for Springfield Township’s future is one definition officials have of the Neighborhood Master Plan. Residents have had several opportunities to see and comment on the proposed plan, including a March 30 public hearing. Trustee Gwen McFarlin said trustees likely won’t consider adoption of the plan until their May meeting. The plan was developed by township staff and a volunteer committee of some 75 township residents. Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp said the detailed document includes recommendations on township policy and services, as well as proposals for land use and development. Recommendations, some of which already have been implemented, include: • address the ordinance to identify a potential vicious dog and add a kennel to house dogs prior to SPCA pick up; • adopt the interior rental property inspection program and use existing staff; HEIDI FALLON/STAFF • continue the elimination of brush pick-up Matthew Dauterman, 11, spent one day of his spring break from school accompanying his mom, Angela Woerner, to one of two open service except for emergency situations; houses unveiling the Springfield Township Neighborhood Master Plan. Helping the Finneytown duo navigate their way around the • lobby Hamilton County to approve a land displays is Trustee Gwen McFarlin, right. bank policy which the township can use to the development,” said Ken Mersch, a Finneybuy vacant, blighted and foreclosed properties “I don’t have a problem with the plan, but I town resident. for future use; and Gilbert said the land use and development • consider cooperative plans with other am concerned if it’s the township that has proposals are 10 to 15 years down the road municipalities for garbage collection. to spend the money to buy the land needed and would rely on the economy making a turn The plan also recommends trustees study for the better. for the development.” the feasibility of combining the police, fire and “When the economy changes and when Ken Mersch public works department into one public safety department. Finneytown resident developers start coming to us, we want to have a plan in place,” Gilbert said. When it comes to future residential, retail “We want to be able to control and regulate and commercial developments, the focus of the trator. “The area is identified as the most predevelopment patterns.” plan was on the Finneytown area and the ferred redevelopment area.” While only eight residents attended the The area of West Galbraith and Winton Winton and West Galbraith roads areas. The plan has the Warder Nursery site, roads, which would be part of that Warder public hearing, an estimated 30 came to the which the township bought years ago, as a Nursery development, would be a mix of resi- two open houses March 29 and estimated 200 residents saw the plan at the March 6 towndential and retail. residential development. ship forum. “I don’t have a problem with the plan, but I “This area of the township is both the cenFor more about your community, visit ter of the township and Hamilton County,” am concerned if it’s the township that has to said Chris Gilbert, assistant township adminis- spend the money to buy the land needed for

Winton students trade pennies for pasta By Rob Dowdy

Students at Winton Woods Middle School are hoping their loose change can earn them a pasta party, and do some good for leukemia research. For the 12th year, the school is participating in the Olive Garden Pasta for Pennies program, which raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students have been donating change for several weeks, and the class that collects the most money will receive a lunch catered by Olive Garden restaurant. Joyce Shaffer, media specialist at the school and coordinator for the program, said students have nearly reached their goal of collecting $1,000 in the days before the deadline.

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Winton Woods seventh-grader Charity Moss donates a dollar to the “Pasta for Pennies” program, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The school is hoping to raise $1,000 for the group.

She said bigger donations trickle in as students are hoping to raise the most money and help a worthy cause as well. “They work pretty hard for that,” Shaffer said. Seventh-grader Cherish Moss said she’s been helping her mother with the laundry and other chores to earn money she then donates to Pasta for Pennies. Seventh-grader Anthony Green said while winning a catered lunch would be great for his class, he’s been donating money for approximately three weeks because he knows of several people who had or have cancer. “I’m really doing it for people with leukemia,” he said. For more information on your community, visit www.

Springfield Township is looking for volunteers to help with the annual clean-up day Saturday, April 16. This year’s spring cleaning efforts will include cell phone recycling.

Kim Flamm, projects, events and communications coordinator for the township, said organizers have set a goal of 150 volunteers. “We set our goals high this to have 150 volunteers out in full force cleaning the gateways to the community, sprucing up the neighborhoods and picking up the litter along the roadways,” she said.

Flamm said there will be three check-in sites with registration starting at 8 a.m. The sites will be The Grove, 9158 Winton Road; Pleasant Run Farms Swim Club, 11955 Elkwood Drive; and St. Bartholomew Church, 9375 Winton Road.

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April 6, 2011

NCH offers memory lane tours By Heidi Fallon

Members of the North College Hill Historical Society are just waiting to guide folks down memory lane. The society has a room at the Goodman Elementary School, 1731 Goodman Ave., filled with photos, high school yearbooks, programs, clothing and an array of miscellaneous tidbits from the city’s past. “We take any and all donated items,” said Sharyn HEIDI FALLON/STAFF

Linda Thinnes Braunwart finds a place for the 1960s North College Hill High School cheerleading uniform beside a World War II uniform at the North College Hill Historical Society room at Goodman School.


Carol Rutz, one of the original founders of the North College Hill Historical Society, looks through a World War II ration book donated to the group.

Speckman, society president. “We just got this World War II ration book today.” It will go in one of the display cases, possibly along side other militaryrelated items. Along with collecting display items, the society interviews older residents. “We like to talk to them about their memories and get it all down on paper,” said Linda Thinnes Braunwart, society public relations. “Once they’re gone, so

are their recollections. It’s so important to have their memories of the city’s history.” Braunwart said the society is grateful to the North College Hill City School District for allocating the space. The society’s space is on the second floor of the former school, now being used for school district administrative offices and the Passages art gallery. “This used to be my kindergarten room and I can remember sitting here in one of the little desks cry-

ing,” Braunwart said with a much happier face. “We’re very proud of all we’ve amassed and we love to share it.” The society meets the last Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. in Room 1 of the former school. “We have guest speakers and special programs, take field trips and publish a newsletter twice a year,” Speckman said. The society is planning a walking tour of the city Sunday, June 5. It will start at 2 p.m. at Goodman School and take folks on a 1.3 mile trek to six points of historical interest. Tours of the society’s


Sharyn Speckman, North College Hill Historical Society president, puts another photo depicting the city’s past on the wall in the society’s designated room at Goodman School. memorabilia room are available weekdays by calling 522-9058.

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Did you know A few snippets from North College Hill’s past include: • Lou Groen, a 1935 NCH High School graduate, owned the first McDonald’s in Cincinnati in Monfort Heights. He’s also credited with creating McDonald’s fish sandwich, which originally sold for 30 cents. • Richard Hesterberg, class of 1953, discovered a new species of butterfly in 1983 in Costa Rica. The Adelpha hesterbergi butterfly is named in his honor.

• Tom Nieporte, a former Meis Avenue resident and 1947 NCH graduate, won the Bob Hope Classic golf tournament in the 1960s and made several appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. • In the 1940s, if you were waiting for a bus at Savannah Avenue and North Bend Road, you could leave your soggy boots at the bus stop. They reportedly would be there, still wet, when you returned. • The North College Hill

Historical Society’s newest space is in the district’s oldest building, built in 1922. In 1960, it housed a public library and was bought by a Baptist church in the 1980. The school district bought it back in 1998 and converted it back to a school. • The LaBoiteaux Cemetery, the corner of Hamilton Avenue and West Galbraith Road, named for Peter LaBoiteaux, has two Revolutionary War veterans buried there.

Yard waste drop-off is now open

After 35 years at this location, James Wolf is Closing The Doors of his Mt. Healthy store and must liquidate the entire inventory of fine jewelry, watches and gifts. “Don’t miss this opportunity to save on stunning fine jewelry for yourself or someone special. We look forward to seeing you during this special event.”


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The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District’s free yardwaste drop-off sites is now open. This program is for Hamilton County residents only. Residents who drop-off yardwaste must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill. Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate in this program. The locations for the yardwaste drop-off sites are: • East: Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane (off state Route 32) in Anderson Township; • West: Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road in Green Township • North: Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road (and Colerain Avenue) in Colerain Township

All sites will be open through Nov. 20 on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All sites will be closed on April 24. In addition, the Kuliga Park drop-off site will also be closed on July 2 and 3. The Bzak Landscaping site is open for free yardwaste drop-off during regular business hours (Monday -Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in addition to the above hours of operation. This site will also be closed on May 30, July 4 and Sept. 5.

Yardwaste Drop-Off Rules:

• Landscapers and commercial establishments are not eligible to participate in this program. • No large trailers or trucks larger than pickups. • Cut brush and tree

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branches into lengths of 4 feet or less – branches must not exceed 1 foot in diameter. • Bundle brush and tree branches – bundles must not be heavier than 50 pounds. • Bring yardwaste to the location in containers or bags – brown paper bags preferred. • Containers and plastic bags will be returned. • No pallets, boards, nails, fence, or wire accepted. • No bricks, stones, or soil accepted. • Hamilton County residents only. • All children must stay inside vehicles. For more information, please call the Yardwaste Hotline at 946-7755 or visit

ship will have a month-long cell phone recycling drive at the township administration complex and senior center,” Flamm said. “Springfield Township is supporting the Cincinnati Zoo on the cell phone recycling drive to help raise money to support the zoo’s conservation fund and to prevent cell phones from entering the landfill.” Folks can drop off their old unused cell phones for recycling through April 20, she said. Clean-up day registration can be done in advance or at the 8 a.m. check-in on April 16. Trash bags and gloves will be provided to volunteers along with a light breakfast. Folks can bring their own shovels and rakes. In case of rain, the clean up will be April 23. For more information, call 522-1410. For more about your community, visit springfieldtownship.


April 6, 2011

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Springfield seniors to offer repair services

Forest Park offers savings on summer camps

By Heidi Fallon

Hoping to make a bit of money while helping folks in need of minor repairs, the seniors who use the Springfield Township wood shop are offering their expertise. Thom Schneider, senior/community services director for the township, said the senior center budget has fallen victim to necessary funding cuts as the township continues to make cutbacks. "With the loss of revenues to the township, we need to find other ways to fund our programs," Schneider said. Mike Boback, a senior center member and skilled wood carver and craftsman, came up with the idea to offer his and fellow wood shop users their services. "Mike is one of our many seniors who is always thinking of ways to help out," Schneider said. Boback said they will consider a variety of fix-up and repairs. He said things like fixing chair legs, drawers and dart boards are a few of the projects they've already tackled. "The price will depend on the size of the job and time it takes," Boback said. "We'll consider anything that can be brought to the center." The money they make will be used to buy wood shop materials and pay for repairs to the saws and other tools lining the room at the center. Boback also makes sure

By Rob Dowdy Parents in Forest Park can breathe a little easier knowing summer camp may not cost as much as they anticipated. The city is offering Forest Park and Greenhills residents a 50 percent subsidy if they choose from a selection of camps offered by the Hamilton County Park District or the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The subsidies will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Wright Gwyn, Forest Park Environmental Awareness Program director, said the subsidies are for day camp experiences that primarily feature nature and are designed for children age 4 to 14. “I want to make sure children can do something environmental in the sum-

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To learn more about the subsidies offered for attending select summer day camps, or to fill out an application for the subsidy, visit the Forest Park Environmental Awareness homepage at ntal. For additional information, contact Wright Gwyn, program manager, at 595-5263. The limited funds for the camp subsidy will be granted on a first come – first served basis. Residents submitting a scholarship application form with the camp receipt should expect to receive their reimbursement in September. mer,” he said. “We selected experiences that meet that focus.” Gwyn said to receive the subsidies, parents will need to register their children for the camp, paying the full amount. They should make

sure to get a receipt, fill out the scholarship application found on the city’s website and submit the form with the receipt. He said once the city has confirmed the child attended the camp, reimbursements will be sent out in September. Susie Edwards, naturalist manager for the Hamilton County Park District, said while the subsidies are only for a select number of summer day camps, there’s still a wide variety for most ages. “There’s something for everyone,” she said. Edwards noted several of the more popular camps, such as “Habitat Explorers,” which has children exploring Sharon Woods while learning about wildlife and nature, are filling up quickly. She said registration for many of the camps began in January.

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Springfield Township Senior/Community Services Director Thom Schneider, left, watches Mike Boback fix a wooden chair leg at the township senior center wood shop. the center gift shop is stocked with items the seniors make, including the doll-size wooden rocking chairs he's famous for creating. Anyone wanting more information about the new repair service can call

Schneider at 522-1154 or email him at Tschneider@ The center, 9158 Winton Road, is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Here’s a list and brief description of day camps presented by Hamilton County that are eligible for subsidies: All About Animals – Ages 45, June 21-24 Farm Explorers – Ages 4-5, June 13-16, Aug.1-4

Barnyard Friends – Ages 67, June 27 - July 1 Water World – Age 6-9, June 14-17 Animal Explorer Camp – Ages 6-9, July 19-21 Habitat Explorer – Ages 6-9, Aug. 9-12

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BRIEFLY Teacher honored

Winton Woods Elementary School science teacher Cris Cornelsson was honored for winning the 2011 Elementary Science Teacher of the Year by the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society. She was honored during the March 21 Winton Woods City School District meeting. Cornelsson, who’s taught for 14 years, was honored for her creativity in providing an education to fourth- and fifthgraders at the elementary school. The Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society will honor her during the group’s April 13 meeting.

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.

Egg hunt

Arlington Memorial Gardens will have the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt Party at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at 2145 Comp-

ton Road, Mount Healthy. There will be games, candy, prizes, face painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The party is open to all children from 2 to 7 years old. If there is bad weather, the party is rescheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, For information, call 521-7003.

During the concert, students will perform original compositions and arrangements by the members of the Boston String Quartet. The concert is open to the public and tickets are $15. For more information call 617-875-7851 or visit www.

Getting organized

Concerned meeting

As part of a reorganization, the Finneytown Civic Association is changing regular meeting nights, the location and the number of meetings. The next FCA regular meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 6700 Winton Road. That meeting will include election of officers. The next meeting won’t be until Monday, Sept. 26, at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road.

Tuning up

The Boston String Quartet is coming to Finneytown High School with its highly acclaimed Xibus educational program. The quartet will be collaborating with orchestral students at the school during two days of workshops, classes, rehearsals and a final performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Xibus provides students with the opportunity to perform alongside a professional music group.

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.

Fools exhibit

April is a month that we associate with playing pranks on friends that are susceptible to our trust. In the spirit of the jovial month of April, Passages Gallery has decided that have fun as well. The exhibit “Fools” is work that may be funny, strange, or even comedic in a dark way. It is a juried exhibition that was open to all levels of artists. Exhibition is 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the gallery in the Old Goodman Elementary at 1731 Goodman Ave. The exhibiting artists are: Kevin Muente, Zachery Copfer, Roscoe Wilson, Rebecca Byran, Andrea Bellen, Andrejs Kruza, Joe Hedges, Matt Board, Andy Fausz, Brenda Krekeler, and Kim Rae Taylor Passages Gallery is a fine art gallery that spotlights local and regional artists on three levels: professional, collegiate, and scholastic. It provides educational programs and public work for local adults and youth conducted with the support of the local school district and city of North College Hill. It is the


Artistic honors

Finneytown High School senior Tim Ovia recently received a Talented Artist award from Springfield Township trustees. Trustees are making student honors part of their regular monthly meetings. Ovia is surrounded by trustees Tom Bryan, Joe Honnerlaw and Gwen McFarlin. first Ohio gallery of its kind to exist in a K-12 district and function as a university gallery.

Army fish fry

The Salvation Army Center Hill Community Center will have a Friday Fish Fry fundraising in April. The fish fries will provide a traditional fish fry dinner for only $7. Proceeds from the event will support the programs and services offered daily at the Center Hill Community Center. Friday Fish Fry will be from 4:30-7 p.m. on April 8, 15 and 2. Participants have the option of dining in, or getting carry-out or even going through the drive-through. Fish dinners include Alaskan pollock, fries or onion rings, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, and green beans. Those dining in also get dessert and a beverage with their meal.

The Salvation Army Center Hill Community Center is at 6381 Center Hill Ave., near the intersection of West North Bend Road and Center Hill Avenue. For more information, call 513-242-9100, or visit the Events section at

Craft day

A craft day is scheduled for 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at St. John Neuman Church, 12191 Mill Road. There will be space set aside to work on your crafts. Cost is $30 per person and includes lunch and dinner, snacks and beverages. All proceeds will go to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Any craft is welcome – crocheting, knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, painting, jewelry and any other craft. For details, call Brenda Risch at 851-2886 or Kathie Vallandingham at 742-2101.

Office hours

State Rep. Connie Pillich (D – 28th District) will hold office hours from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, at the Forest Park Starbucks, 1150 Smiley Road.

Hat history

The Forest Park Women’s Club will host Patty Gaines who will talk about The History of Hats at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Forest Park Senior Citizens Center, 11555 Winton Road. Gaines will bring hats, model hats and give a brief history of hats from 1850 to the present. If you attend, wear a hat.

Seeking golfers

The Springfield Township senior golf group is seeking men and women 55 and older to take to the links. The golfers tee off 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays, starting April 18, at the Mill Golf Course at Winton Woods. The membership fee is $25. Call 522-4404 for information.

Host families needed

Cindy Marcou, EF exchange coordinator at Winton Woods High School, is looking for families who would be interested in hosting a student for the 2011-2012 school year. Families can chose students according to their interests and age. Students come from Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Slovakia and other countries. Contact Marcou at 5223264 for more information.

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



Winton Woods Middle School seventh-grader Leah Smith is a member of the school’s cuba Club.

Winton Woods students dive into Scuba Club masters for 30 years in southwest Ohio.” The Sunday classes are held at Walnut Hills High School, where 12 more students and parents have joined in the adventure and are learning to dive. “That is 23 new divers who are all finding that there was a reason to learn all those science laws and human physiology,” said Fiely. “Congratulations to our first class of students and teachers for stretching the ‘comfort zone’ and learning a new skill and sport.” Future plans for certified divers include trips to the warm waters of Florida or even a diving adventure to another country. Winton Woods parents, teachers and students in seventh through 12th grades are welcome in the next class. Contact Fiely for details at 619-2440 or

HONOR ROLLS Winton Woods Elementary School

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

Third grade

All A honor roll: Michelle Alaniz, Shelby Anderson, Kamille Austin, Matthew Bernardo, Briana Bradshaw, Allen Donegan, Dherina Duckworth, Morgan Duning, Clarisa Frayne, Kylee Fritz, Kiara Gaines, Alan Garcia, Noah Gray, William Gronefield, Taji Hill, Kekhyia Irvin, Jessy James, B.J. Jenkins, Jasmine Johnson, Jaycia Johnson, Lania Jones, Jamie Ke, Clarissa Kester, Sophia Kester, Shelley Mbidi, Shanoah Moore, Savannah Morris, Olivia Newberry, Rhoda Nkrumah, Branden O’Hara, Ebonie Phillips, Kendal Phillips, Jon Reaves, Monica Reliford-Brown, Kai Roberts, Sean Rugless, Arydahi Rurvina, Nana Sarfo-Bonsu, Corrie Shadd, Isaiah Smith, Evan Stumpf, Abra Upthegrove, Monique Wallace and Demauri Womack. Honor roll: Starr Adams, Antoine Allen, Malaisha Allen, Teauna Allen, Godfred Annang, Alexis Beamon, Kaleb BerrySpears, Christopher Berte, William Bodley, Christopher Bolls, Muslimbek Boynazarov, Asia Brewton, Renita Brown, Jesse Campbell, Raphael Canela, Zain Choudhry, Nia Clark, Zi’Yah Collins, Nicoya Craig, Omar Cruz-Rios, A’kya Daniels, Cameron David, Jadob Dean, Marco Diaz, Mariza Diaz, Reggie Embry, Jada Ensley, Arris Ferry, Taylor Fields, Tyala Frazkier, Michael Fuentes, Fatimata Gassama, Cori GrayThomas, Tijah Griggs, Jazmine Hambrick, Markell Harden, Eleisia Harrison, Jada Hearn, Nicholas Herrington, Devan Horton, Ta’Shoun Horton, Kennedy Houze, Isaiah Hubbard, Rume Ikeneku, Zavianna Jackson, Valencia James, Jeremiah Jenkins, Madison Jenkins, Justin Jetter, D’Vaunte Johnson, Grant Johnson, Alana Jones, Peekaboo Keller, Chandler Kelly, Jason Kennedy, Malik Manning, Danny Martar, Haven Martin, Robert McClain, Ahsleigh McNeil, Malcolm Mosley, Aicha Mouhamed, John Murphy, Francisco Navarro, Larry Parker, Sierra Perry, Rodric Phillips, Teresa Phoenix, Dante Phou, Connor Pollard, Jose Quinto, Leona Richardson, Isaiah Riffle, Makaylah Robinson,

D’Vajion Rose, Zarria Ruff, Haylie Schuler, Wilibel Serrano, Bhavya Shah, Makayla Smart, Malik Smith, Nicholas Smith, Grayson Spense, Ozrielle Stephens, Ibrahima Sy, Keevin Taylor, Shane Taylor, Ja’lisa Thomas, Jevon Thompson, Deasia Timpson, Stephanie Trubl, Jaiden Turner, Heaven Ulmer, Imani Upton, Mariano Vaca, London VanCamp, Lizette Vivar, Evan Walker, Grant Warren, Cyara Watkins, Liston Watson, Jahmir Watts, Mariah Webster, Sydney Wiechman, Brian Williams, Samuel Wilson, Alexander Withnell, Yahkira Yisrael and Jason Young.

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HONOR ROLLS Finneytown High School

The first Scuba Club class at Winton Woods Middle School is underway with seven students, two teachers and two adults learning to dive. “We have completed four of our seven weeks of pool and class training, and soon our divers-tobe will take their final water test and class exam,” said science teacher John Fiely. “When they pass, then it is off to open water to complete the training to become a certified diver for life.” Fiely, who leads the club, is a certified divemaster, with extensive experience and training in dive rescue, dive planning, underwater navigation, safety and first aid. “We are lucky to have Tim Patton from T.J. Sport Divers as our class instructor,” said Fiely. “Tim has been teaching diving and training dive instructors and dive-

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April 6, 2011

All A honor roll: Emmanuel Augustine, Noah Bedan, Rachel Hughes, Kate Ingram, Marvin Mendoza, Xitlalith Mondragon, Raven Reed, Lilly Rideout, Miquan Robinson, Tany Semes, Tyler Semes, Lily Smith, Cari Sullivan, Lindsey Van Dyke, Kimberly Vargas and Christian Wright. Honor roll: Onagite Abisina, Michael Addai, Leah Alexander, Aanya Allen, Ibrahima Athie, Sharon Ayala, Mikayla BakerCodrington, Daniel Barnes, Richelle Bedford, Corrin Booth, Kameron Brock, Forrest Brown, Tia Byrd, Lemor Carlton, Zavarri Carr, La’Kayla Cheatham, Alaijha Cole, Jaia Colin, Ezekiah Cue, Quentin Cunningham, Cassie Dean, Zaire Deck, Jonaethyn Edwards, Wilmer Esquivel, Amari Farrell, Waseem Ficklin, Tyquan Fleming, Garrett Frierson, Ariana Gaines, Ragu Gautam, Kyleigh Glass, Jaylen Godfrey, Alexis Goins, Bria Gordon, Brianna Greene, Mariah Harlan, Delaney Harrison, Byron Hazlett, Desire Hillard, Aniah Hollowell, Jeremiah Horton, Miah Howard, Jay’Mya Jackson, McKenna Johson, Jianna Jones, Tabesh Kahn, Cheyanne Kelly, Emma Kincaid, Branda Lim, Raekwon Lowe, Terrance Manning, Marihnte Matthews, Shelden McCloud, R.J. McWilson, Ethan Mills, Joshua Muhammed, Dylan Nieto, Sade Norman, Antionna Pullin, Morgan Reddy, Natalie Reid, April Reynolds, Angel Rodriguez, Heidy Aguilar Rodriguez, Michelle Samano, Tianna Scott, Zariah Sims, Ariana Smith, Makayla Smith, Jonathan Smotherman, Erik Sorto, Raina Surber, Lindsey Thompson, Gregory Tribble, Jeff Tyus, Ngozi Usuani, Yeri Velazquez, Elijah Williams, Jerrin Williams, Rylan Woods, Whitney Woods and Marie Zook.

A honor roll: Andrew Auffrey, Amber Boardman, Joseph Brueggemeyer, Nicholas Combs, Catherine Connell, Kristina Cowan, Susana Duffy, David Evans, Brennan Eve, Arin Fambro, Molly Fisher, Megan Garner, Joshua Grubbs, Thalia HansenStuart, Haley Hatfield, Rebecca Huff, Jordan Hughes, Bailey Jacobs, Matthew Jent, Tara Keller, Rachel Morgan, James Reeb, Haley Reed, Colleen Sauer, Kara Sauer, Rebecca Snyder, Bradley Steimle, Suzanne Tepe, Amber Ward and William Young. B honor roll: Brittani Booker, Hannah Earlywine, Mitchell Gordon, Lindsey Harman, Ethan Hirtle, Jaylah Howell, Daniel Leal, Cassandra Lee, Austin Leigh, Shelby Metz, Brandon Sammons, Thomas Steel, Noah Stump, Jenny Wimmers and Samuel Wolferst.


A honor roll: Bryan Allen, Justin Anderson, Brianna Blum, Caleb Burton, Rebecca Clausing, Hanna Cobbs, Marc Deitsch, Sawyer Dillon, Rachel Gast, Jennifer Gifreda, Jeffrey Grogan, Matthew Hartman, Rebecca Hershey, Bret Marshall, Kyle Mason, Brooke Nichols, Christopher O’Connell, Zachary Palmer, William Por-

dash, Barbara Winters, Danielle Wurzelbacher and Megan Zimmerer. B honor roll: Rachel Anderson, Allison Baumgartner, Victoria Buchheimn, Ashton Ciavarellan, Pamela Dees, Sarah Floyd, Bryce Foster, Shem Gakunju, Jacob Gorski, Rachel Green, Carlie Hammond, Caitlin Harrington, Joel Haskin, Theresa Healy, Emma Lee, Seth Luken, Tamara Mayes, Mallory McCrate, Shiann Rearigh, Jeff Richards, Kindel Richardson, Jaina Roberts, Lindsay Salters, Emeshia Taper, Ericka Thomas, Rafaela Vasilakis and Morgan Wolfram.


A honor roll: Mallory Barkocy, Jennifer Besserman, Kenneth Bouman, Katelyn Bramble, Jonas Carlsson, Mark Clayton, Morgan Danyi, Jacquelin Dauterman, Matthew Davenport, Simone Drizin, Brendan Edie, Makeda Ferraro, Kelley Fitzgerald, Shawn Frost, Ellis Green, Addie Keith, Breanna McLaren, Caroline Michaelson, Alina Murphy, Akram Ndamba, Abby Oakman, Cameron Owens, Anthony Pantano, Eboni Reed, Phillip Reinhart, Courtney Roman, Nina Schussler, Robert Schwartz, Allison Taylor and Alberto Tuican. B honor roll: Nathaniel Bond, Mitchell Brown, Megan Charles, John Cooker, Raven Denson, Andrew Halvorson, Cierra Hamm, Lindsey Haynes, Callie Hunter, Kevin Johnson, Jessica Kathman, Natalie Kennedy, Raven Martin, Nima Moktan, Marissa Morris, Kiera Neal, Seandrea Phillips, Karla Rahe, Kristy Rahe, Benjamin Rasp, Martin Reyes, August Rose’n, Cody

Schwegman, Mackenzie Siegel, Lauren Stoecker, Erin Strobl, Kaitlyn Thomas, Katie Vehr, Erin Vogt, Matthew Wheeler, Chelsea Williams, Kaila Williams, Nia Willison and Bria Wyatt.


A honor roll: Ashley Bramble, Elizabeth Clausing, Lela Colvin, Luke Combs, John Elliott, Laura Ewald, Madeleine Fessler, Alexander Freeman, Jennifer Galioto, Samantha Garner, Jonathon Gast, Katie Gates, Jason Geier, David Gifreda, William Gortemiller, Joshua Hahn, Emily Hall, Kenberly Hillman, Amanda Kavanaugh, Hannah Kilburn, Alfred Kimbro, Ashley Lewis, Kelli McGuire, Samantha Meyung, Timothy Ovia, Ellen Richards, Victoria Sabato, Rachel Sauer, Branden Schrenk, Morgan Schuler, Kody Sexton, Christopher Simpson, Gina Sponzilli, Julia Stegman, Zachary Stump, Maggie Valerio, Alexander Whittington, Ciera Williams and Steven Wyenandt. B honor roll: Aaron Barnett, Eddie Cobb, Kyle Cobbs, Kenneth Covington, Adam Crowell, Andrew Dennis, Travis Fannin, Andrew Fisher, Samantha Gordon, Ashley Hammons, Troy Hammons, Kyle Haynes, Caraline Heinold, Devontay Howell, Diamond Lee, Jalisa Mack, James McHorris, Matthew Miklavcic, Eric Mizelle, Robert Nichols, Parker Payne, India Rabb, Samuel Rakoczy, Joseph Rutens, Anthony Sanders, Timothy Stone, Rachel Thompson, Kevin Viola, Daniel Woldemariam, Rachel Wood, Monica Yisrael, Raymond Zhang, Malia Zimmermann.



St. Ursula Academy is proud to announce that all13 seniors who qualified as National Merit semifinalists in the fall have now been named finalists. These seniors are among 15,000 finalists who continue to compete this spring for 8,400 Merit Scholarship awards worth $36 million. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation will begin mailing scholarship offers to winners in March. Front from left: Shannon Melvin, White Oak; Marie Salcido, Anderson Township; Emily Cosco, Clifton; Arielle Waller, Fairfield; and Emilie Lanter, White Oak. Back from left: Emma Breyer, Milford; Samantha Rogers, Hyde Park; Nicole Hird, Colerain Township; Eileen Brady, Union Township; Mary Jo Bissmeyer, Springfield Township; Kendall Sherman, Anderson Township; Lauren Billy, East Walnut Hills and Natalie Bryans Montgomery. Waller was also a National Achievement Finalist.

HONOR ROLLS Finneytown Middle School

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

Seventh grade

A Honor roll: Keir Adams, Madelyn Baker, Ariana Bonds, Jenna Brown, Molly Brown, Luke Brueggemeyer, Courtney Chambers, Kalon Chance-Pearson, Chloe Chapman, Susan Coreas, Alexis Cruz, Sarah Dennis, Tess Enderle, Ian Esslinger, Ryan Friedhoff, Julia Germann, Katherine Germann, Sarah Rose Germann, Alexander Goellner, Jacob Gordon, Samantha Gruber, Alisha Helm, Caroline Hershey, Anyssa Howell, Alexander Hrydziuszko, Logan Ingram, Todd Katerberg, Evan Keith, Jasmine Lowry,

Aidan Matzko, Madison Mayes, Marissa Murray, Edward Owsley-Longino, Aaron Palmer, Steven Rademann, Samuel Rice, Anisha Silva, Hannah Siuda, Kalyn Smith, Elizabeth Snyder, Jacob Stevens, Ashley Washington, Olivia Williams, Samantha Zimmer and Sydney Zwick. B honor roll: Vince Abney, Rebecca Archambeault, Kourtney Barnes, Madeline Benroth, Bryce Butler, Khalil Clark, Brooke Dawsom, Seth Gakunju, David Geiger, Jordan Girdler, Mathieu Hall, Jonathan Hammond, Demetrice Hanson, Alexis Herrmann, Jarett Hughes, Krista Lee, Jalynn Lunsford, Miranda Macbrair, Austin Mills, Diamond Oglesby, Samuel Osterwich, Perez Rankin, Cailee Smith, Benjamin Smoker, Tyra Tate, Savannah Thompson, Kaitlyn Wade and Destiny Wyche.

Eighth grade

A honor roll: Tabitha Adams, Anna Berlon, Janelle Bouman, Keely Brown, Benjamin Burton, John (Chris) Calvert, Megan Ciavarella, Trinity Circle, Ava Closson, Nia Crosby, Sarah Fessler, Heather Gamble, Hannah Heath, Maureen Hickey, Robert Jung, Justin Lennon, Tyler (Raphael) Manning, Conrad Murphy, Matthew Nichols, Matthew Oakman, Charles Payne, Mika Rearigh, Yanira Rhymer-Stuart, Zachary Richardson, Corinne Saul, Luke Steimle and Alexandra Zeller. B honor roll: Devin Allen, Kelsey Blauser, Alexander Brown, Aaron Burg, Emma Carlsson, Imani Crosby, Allison Gast, Julia Hadley, Jacob Heinold, Courtney Howell, Sierra Leigh, Mildred-Marie (MiMi) Munlin, Emily Popp, Yashira Rhymer-Stuart, Nima Tamang, Lauren Wade and Khameron Wilcox.


Polar bears

Seventeen Roger Bacon High School students took a freezing leap in the annual Hamilton County Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser. Jeff Rapking, a 28-year custodial employee at Roger Bacon, is a veteran of Special Olympics basketball. Pictured in the middle of their plunge are, from left, Briagenn Adams, Kara Vetere, Taylor Gruenwald and Danielle Mitsch.


Hilltop Press


April 6, 2011

Budding geographer

Eighth-grader Jared Beiersdorfer won Winton Woods Middle School’s first National Geographic Geography Bee. Seventh-grader Hannah Van Dyke came in second. The championship round went to the third sudden death question when Beiersdorfer correctly identified London as the location of Piccadilly Circus. The geography bee covered the areas of physical, political, cultural and historical geography, as well as the geography of world events. In addition to Beiersdorfer and Van Dyke, final round participants were Usamah Ali, Ryan Capal, Micaiah Dawson, Kevin Jarmusik, Daivon Jones, Alexis Ross, Christopher Stumpf and Christopher Wright.


Members of the Winton Woods High School robotics team work with their mentor to make last-minute adjustments to their robot. From left: Raheem Elston, Donavan Myers, Lejon Scott, mentor Keith Ledgerwood from General Electric and Darell Ballew.

First-year robotics team finishes strong

The Winton Woods High School robotics team recently placed 11th out of 32 teams at the iSpace Robotics Competition at Scarlet Oak, It was the team’s first year participating in a robotics competition. “I think it is incredible that Winton Woods finished in the top one-third of all the teams competing,” event organizer Linda Neenan said. “I am so proud of them for their performance on and off the field. They are a great example of a team that struggled with a slow start, but through hard work and determination made a great showing at the tournament.” Members of the team – Darell Ballew, Raheem Elston, Samantha Fishwick, Courtney Irby, Donavan Myers, Austin Ottaway and

Lejon Scott – are from the high school’s Principles of Engineering class taught by Great Oaks Project Lead the Way teacher Myrtis Smith. The class is the second in the Project Lead the Way engineering program. “The First Tech Challenge was announced to the class in September 2010,” Smith said. “Students who were interested began staying after school three days a week to work on the robot and received extra credit for second and third quarter for their work.” The team then attended a kick-off workshop in October. “Here we got more information about the competition, saw the playing field, met other teams and began working on the robot,” said Smith. “From November

through February the team met three days a week after school. Preparation included two field trips to Scarlet Oaks to work on the test field to modify the robot.” The students were also assigned a mentor, Keith Ledgerwood, who is an engineer at General Electric. Ledgerwood helped with the computer programming and design ideas. “The First Tech Challenge was a wonderful opportunity for the students,” said Smith. “Not only did they learn about robotics and computer programming, but they also got experience in teamwork, project planning and problem solving. These are skills that will help them in the classroom, at college and in the workforce. I am very proud of my students.”

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HONOR ROLLS Ursuline Academy

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


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Almost 350 students competed in Winton Woods Middle School’s recent science fair, which organizer and science teacher Brad Lanier said is one of the largest in the state of Ohio. Students competed in the categories of biological, consumer or physical/earth science. “Judges had to select winners from dozens of exceptional projects in each of the three categories for both seventh and eighth grade,” said Lanier. In seventh grade, the winners were Ryan Glardon in biological science for his experiment on lead contamination within the community and Jessica Weems in consumer science for her experiment on which brand of mascara lasts the longest. In eighth grade, winners

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Bedan in physical/earth science for her experiment on flight design. The overall grand prize winners for seventh- and eighth-grades were Ryan Glardon and Emma Bedan. Receiving awards at the science fair were: • Seventh-grade biological science – Ryan Glardon, first place; Parker Serra, second place; and Deante Vandivier, third place. • Seventh-grade consumer science – Jessica Weems, first place; Quincy Bryant, second place; and Daniel Carson, third place. • Seventh-grade physical science – Caressia Ruff, second place; and Menyada Anderson, third place. • Seventh-grade honorable mentions – Kaylee Courter and Indya Davis. • Eighth-grade biological science – Matt Smith, first place; Lance Johnson, second place; and Alex Kuhn, third place. Eighth-grade consumer science – Khadijah Palmer, first place; Jared Beiersdorfer, second place; and Toriano Beamon, third place. • Eighth-grade physical science – Emma Bedan, first place; Stormy Caudill, second place; and Chris Garcia, third place. • Eighth-grade overall runner-up – Matt Smith. • Eighth-grade honorable mentions – Brandon Lee, Irene Onianwa, Jordan Randolph and Jesse Rengers.


The week at La Salle

• The La Salle boys track team placed first in the La Salle Legends Classic, March 26. La Salle’s Ethan Bokeno won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, .83 seconds; Travis Hawes won the 1600 meter in 4 minutes, 34.79 seconds; Rodriguez Coleman won the 300 meter in 31.68 seconds; Drew Michel won the 3200 meter run in 10 minutes, 6.80 seconds; Linden Ayoki won the discus with 156 feet, 3 inches; and Andrew Silber won the pole vault at 14 feet. On March 31, La Salle placed first with a score of 212 in the Fairfield Invitational. La Salle’s Coleman won the 110 meter hurdles in 14.8 seconds; La Salle won the 800 meter relay in 1 minute, 31.8 seconds, and the 400 meter relay in 44.97 seconds; Konkoly won the 400 in 49.75 seconds; Coleman won the 300 meter hurdles in 40.4 seconds; Bokeno won the 800 in 1 minute, 57.3 seconds; La Salle won the 1600 relay in 3 minutes, 30.62 seconds; Jesse Back won the discus in 152 feet, 3 inches; and Silber won the pole vault at 13 feet.

The week at Mount Healthy

• The Mount Healthy boys track team placed fourth with a score of 77 in the La Salle Legends Classic, March 26. Mount Healthy’s Vince Turnage won the 200 meter in 22.95 seconds; Brent Gray won the 400 meter in 50.32 seconds; Mount Healthy won the 4x200 meter in 1 minute, 30.16 seconds, and the 4x400 meter relay in 3 minutes, 38.26 seconds.

The week at Roger Bacon

• The Roger Bacon boys track team placed fourth with a score of 28 in the GCL Relay Meet, March 26. Roger Bacon won the shot put at 66 feet, 1.5 inches. • In girls track, Roger Bacon placed eighth with a score of 5 in the GGCL Relay Meet, March 26. • In baseball, Roger Bacon beat Western Brown 3-0, March 28. On March 29, Roger Bacon beat Taylor 14-6. Bacon’s Nathan Frock was 35 with three doubles and four RBI. On March 31, McNicholas beat Roger Bacon 18-2 in six innings. Bacon’s Will Farrell hit a double.

The week at McAuley

• The McAuley girls track team placed first with a score of 194 in the La Salle Legends Classic, March 26. McAuley’s Danielle Pfeifer won the 400 meter in 58.76 seconds; Pfeifer won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 22.58 seconds; Kate Olding won the 1,600 meter in 5 minutes, 36.04 seconds; Marissa Mallios, Jordyn Thiery and Taylor Bove tied with Mount Healthy’s Wallace at 4 feet, 10 inches in the high jump; Bove won the long jump at 16 feet, 9.50 inches; Ashton won the 100 meter hurdles in 17.49 seconds; Cara Vordenberge won the 300 meter hurdles in 53.36 seconds; and Sam Rack tied with Mason’s Nelson at 8 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault. On March 31, McAuley placed first with a sore of 167 in the Fairfield Invitational. McAuley won the 3200 meter relay in 9 minute 48 seconds, and the 1600 meter relay in 4 minutes, 11.25 seconds; Kate Olding won the 1600 meter in 5 minutes, 23 seconds; Danielle Pfeifer won the 400 meter in 59.12 seconds; Pfeifer won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 24.1 seconds; Taylor Bove won the long jump at 16 feet, 2 inches.

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April 6, 2011

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La Salle track ranked No. 1 in the city

By Tony Meale

Roger Bacon

North Bend Road is home to not only the best basketball team in the state, but also – according to the city poll – the best track team in Cincinnati. The La Salle High School track team, which last year won the Greater Catholic League South division and a district championship, looks loaded again. The Lancers return six all-state performers, including the 3200 relay team consisting of seniors Travis Hawes, Ethan Bokeno, Kevin Kluesener and Alex Thiery. Hawes and Bokeno also qualified for state in the 1600 and 800, respectively. Seniors Rodriguez Coleman and Andrew Silber also placed at state last year, with Coleman taking seventh in the 110 hurdles and Silber taking eighth in the pole vault. Returning regional-qualifiers include seniors Daniel Scott (4x400), Tyrin Nelson (4x100), Antonio Nelson (100, 4x100) and Jesse Beck (shot put, discus), as well as junior Cam Pankey (4x100) and sophomore Jaleel Hytche (400, 4x400). Frank Russo enters his 27th year as head coach at La Salle, which he has led to 14 league titles, 13 district titles, 11 city championships, three regional titles, one state runner-up finish (2008) and one state crown (1994).


Roger Bacon High School senior Gavin Schumann is a returning regional-qualifier in the high jump. son. The top returners are juniors Lee Nelms (300 hurdles) and Kionte Early (200, 400), as well as Devonte Early (100).


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The Wildcats, which won their third consecutive Cincinnati Hills League title last season, will be led by senior thrower Donovan Clark, a returning statequalifier in the shot put and discus. Finneytown also returns a wealth of talent with regional experience, including sophomore two-miler Alex Hughes and the entire 4x400 relay team – comprised of seniors Julian Jones and James Howard and juniors Akram Ndamba and Mark Clayton. Finneytown finished runner-up to McNicholas at districts last season.


Mount Healthy

The Falcons aim to improve on a last-place finish in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference last sea-

The Fighting Owls won their second consecutive league title in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference

Scarlet division last year and hope to sustain that success in the FAVC-West. They return a pair of regional-qualifiers in senior sprinters Brent Gray (400) and Vince Turnage (200), both of whom perform in the 4x200. Senior Keonte Williams, meanwhile, was league runner-up in the 100. Promising newcomers include sprinter Tyree Elliot and jumper Demond Jackson. “We have a lot of experience returning and look to go far in the (postseason) this year in certain events,” Mount Healthy head coach Craig Eckstein said. The Owls finished fifth at districts last year.

North College Hill

The Trojans are slated to return all four legs of their 4x100 relay – juniors Markell Ector and Josh Combs and sophomores Tevi Brown and Lamar Hargrove. Hargrove also excels in the 100 and 200.

Roger Bacon finished runner-up to McNicholas in the Greater Catholic League Central division last year, and the Spartans figure to be strong once more. They return reigning GCL-Central Runner of the Year Jourian Austin, who won league titles in the 100, 200 and 400 as a junior. Senior Gavin Schumann, meanwhile, hopes to build on an eighth-place finish at state in the high jump. Promising newcomers include freshmen Eli Nixon and Joshua Johnson-Clark. Roger Bacon is coached by Michael Braun.

St. Xavier

Last year, the Bombers finished second to La Salle in the GCL-South and second to Mason at districts. St. X, which enters 2011 ranked third in the city behind those same two squads, returns seniors William Sherman (100, 200, 4x200), Tim Bryson (4x200), Eric Freeman (4x200), Shomo Das (800), Andrew Bachman (800), Robby Flannigan (1600), Jack Woodall (shot put, discus) and Ryan Schneiber (shot put, discus), as well as junior Isiah Waldon (long jump). The Bombers, coached by Oliver Mason, finished 12th at regionals last season.

Winton Woods

Ron Wright was FAVCBuckeye coach of the year last season for Winton Woods and had the athlete of the year in Avery Cunningham. Even though Cunningham is gone, the Warriors still have a number of fleet-footed young men


Alex Hughes is one of the top returners for the Finneytown High School track team. returning. Back from the 400 meter relay team are senior Thomas Owens, junior Marcus Jackson and junior Aaron Kemper. Jackson has 100 and 200 times of 11.7 and 22.9, while Kemper’s 100 time a year ago was fifth best in the league. At middle distance, junior Kawaune Coleman ran a 52.6 in the 400 last season, senior Mike James handles the 800, while sophomore Mike Higgins is the 1600 and 3200 specialist. In the high jump, senior Chuck Wynn went 6’ 1.5” last year. For the girls, returning from their top-ranked 400 meter relay is junior Ashley McCaster, sophomore Taylor Johnson and sophomore Dominique Harper. Harper runs pretty much everything with a 13.55 in the 100, 26.13 in the 200 and 1:02.28 400 from 2010. Sophomore Tiasia Cockrell also is multi-faceted running in the 800 relay, while returning as the Warriors best returning long and high jumper.

Coach Pfeifer leads loaded Mohawks By Tony Meale

The McAuley High School track team enters the season ranked third in the city poll, which can only mean one thing. The teams rated ahead of them – Mason and Withrow, which are first and second, respectively – must be really good. The Mohawks return one of the nation’s top runners in junior Danielle Pfeifer, who last year finished third at state in the 800. According to head coach Ron Russo, Pfeifer’s time of 2:11.07 made her the fastest 800-meter runner in Cincinnati history. Pfeifer, who ran indoor track during the offseason, recorded a 2:08.84 in the 800, giving her the fastest indoor time in state history. She ranks third in the nation in the 800. “I believe she is the best track athlete in Cincinnati going into this season and the most dominant middledistance athlete in Cincinnati track history,” Russo said. Pfeifer also runs the 1600, the 4x800 relay and the 4x400 relay. “The last athlete I had in track and field (with) Danielle’s range and ability,” Russo said, “was 2001 Cincinnati (Track) Athlete of


Aiken High School’s Shawnelle Phillips, left, and Reynisha Murdock are two of the top returning sprinters for the Lady Falcons. the Year Melissa Miller, who, by the way, ran the same events.” McAuley’s talent, however, extends beyond Pfeifer. • Junior Sarah Pierce is the defending Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League champion in the 3200 and finished seventh at regionals in the 1600. • Senior sprinter Kerry Caddell nabbed top-three finishes at districts in the 200 and 400. • Sophomore Taylor Bove was district runner-up in the long jump (16-11.5) an cleared 4-10 in the high jump; she will also throw discus and run on at least one relay. “(She’s) one of the most versatile athletes in track and field I’ve coached in 23 years,” Russo said of Bove. McAuley will also

receive key contributions from sophomores Jordyn Thiery (400/800/4x400/ 4x800) and Rebecca Ashton (regional-qualifier in the 100 hurdles) and juniors Sam Rack (pole vault) and Cara Vondenberge (300 hurdles). Top newcomers include freshman Kate Olding and sophomore Olivia Schaefer. Last year, McAuley finished second in the GGCL, won districts and placed seventh at regionals. The Mohawks lack a lights-out sprinter, but Russo said that the middle- and long-distance events will be the strength of the team. “(The team is) young, hard-working and eager to make their mark as one of the top programs in Cincinnati,” Russo said.

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Overcoming spring’s obstacles

McAuley’s Cara Vordenberge placed third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 52.29 in the cool early spring temperatures at the Fairfield Invitational March 31. Vordenberge is a junior for coach Ron Russo’s Mohawks.


The Lady Falcons return several talented runners from a team that finished fifth in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference last season. Among the top returners are seniors Reynisha Murdock (200, 800) and Sheyante Robinson (discus, high jump), juniors Eshrya Gooden (400) and Tourea Caldwell (400) and sophomore Shawnelle Phillip (100, 200). “The girls team is returning experience from last year’s regional (meet) and AAU Nationals this past fall,” second-year head coach Torrance Hill said. “So confidence and expectations are high for conference contention and an appearance at state.” Hill, the reigning CMAC Coach of the Year, said that Gooden and Caldwell are Division I college prospects.


The Lady Wildcats, which finished sixth in the Cincinnati Hills League last season, start the season without two key performers – Lela Colvin and Jenny Besserman – who are recovering from offseason surgery. Colvin, a senior sprinter, is a former regional-qualifier in the long jump. Besserman, a junior, is one of Finneytown’s top distance runners. Head coach Charlie Crawley said both could be back by midseason. Maggie Valerio, a four-year varsity soccer player, has joined the team as a senior and will participate in sprints and pole vault.

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Sports & recreation

April 6, 2011

BRIEFLY The week at Finneytown


Off with a bang

La Salle High School senior outfielder David Zumvorde connects on a fourth-inning, three-run homer off Conner High School’s Zach Nelson March 28. The Lancers won their season-opener 11-1.

La Salle’s David Zumvorde, left, tags out Conner basrunner Johnny Roberts.


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The week at Winton Woods

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• The Finneytown baseball team beat Winton Woods 111 in five innings, March 28. Finneytown’s Travis Fannin was 2-4 with two RBI. Winton Woods’ Jeff Dumas was 1-2 with a triple. On March 29, Finneytown beat Mount Healthy 12-7. Finneytown’s Travis Fannin was 4-4 with two runs, two doubles, a triple and a homerun. Robbie Schwartz scored three runs. Mount Healthy’s Alvin Reed and Devante Johnson both were 2-3 with a double each. On March 31, Finneytown beat Deer Park 6-3. Finneytown’s Robbie Schwartz was 3-3 with four runs. • In boys track, Finneytown placed first with a score of 61 against Northwest’s second place 58 and Deer Park’s third place 40 in the Finneytown Tri Meet, March 30. Finneytown’s Cannon won the 100 meter in 11.6 seconds; Alex Hughes won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 13.5 seconds; Gehrke won the 1600 meter in 5 minutes, 41 seconds; Hughes won the long lump at 18 feet, 1.5 inches; Finneytown won the 4x800 meter relay in 10 minutes, 23 seconds; Donovan Clark won the shot put at 48 feet, 3.5 seconds; and Steve Siegle won the pole vault at 10 feet, 6 inches. • In girls track, Northwest placed first with a score of 63 against Reading’s secondplace 60, Deer Park’s third place 50 and Finneytown’s fourth-place 39, in the Finneytown Quad Meet, March 30. Finneytown’s Cummings won the 100 meter in 13.1 seconds; Cummings won the 200 meter in 28.9 seconds; Howell won the 400 meter in 56.9 seconds; Snyder won the long jump at 12 feet, 11.5 inches. • The Finneytown softball team beat Roger Bacon 23-1 in five innings, March 31. Finneytown’s Katie Bramble was 4-4 with four RBI and a homerun.

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• The Winton Woods boys track team placed seventh with a score of 24 in the La Salle Legends Classic, March 26. • In girls track, Winton Woods placed fifth with a score of 56 in the La Salle Legends Classic, March 26.


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 923-3808.

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Hitter of the week

Thomas More College freshman shortstop Kassee Florea, a Roger Bacon High School graduate, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Softball Hitter of the Week on March 28. Florea helped lead the Saints to a 5-1 record last week as she batted .474 (nine-of-19) with three home runs, one double, 10 runs batted-in and six runs scored. She hit a home run (first two career home runs) in each game of the Saints' doubleheader with across-the-river rival, the College of Mount St. Joseph.

More at St. Xavier

• The St. Xavier’s boys lacrosse team beat Moeller 14-11, March 30. St. X’s Hill, Hubbard and King scored three goals each; Buczek scored two goals; and Foote, Cornely and Jung scored one goal each. • In boys track, St. Xavier placed second with a score of 61 in the Elder Tri-Meet, March 31. St. X’s Bryson won the 400 meter in 53.5 seconds; Bachman won the 1600 meter in 4 minutes, 41 seconds; Stoeckel won the 300 meter hurdles in 43 seconds; Schneiber won the shot put in 48 feet, 6.5 seconds; and St. Xavier won the 4x400 meter relay in 3 minutes, 39.7 seconds.

More at McAuley

• In softball, McAuley beat Badin 11-1 in five innings, March 28. McAuley’s Melissa Kolb was 1-3 and scored a run. On March 29, McAuley beat Carroll 14-2 in five innings. McAuley’s Sara Zach was 2-3, hit a double and a triple and had four RBI. On March 30, McAuley beat Fenwick 10-3. McAuley’s Jamie Ertel pitched nine strikeouts, was 2-4, hit two doubles and had three RBI. On March 31, McAuley beat Clermont Northeastern 4-1. McAuley’s Rachael Oak-

ley and Jamie Ertel were both 2-3.

More at Roger Bacon

• In softball, Mercy beat Roger Bacon 15-0 in five innings, March 28. On March 29, Walnut Hills beat Roger Bacon 24-4 in five innings. • The boys tennis team lost 4-1 to Harrison, March 28. Bacon’s Alex Meyer beat Reatherford 6-2, 6-4. On March 29, Roger Bacon beat Purcell Marian 32. Bacon’s Alex Meyer beat 61, 6-2; Shaun Hoopes beat Watkins 6-0, 6-4; and Seth Steele and Scott Schaffer beat Mattocks and Joosten 63, 4-6. On March 31, Alter beat Roger Bacon 5-0.

More at La Salle

• In boys tennis, La Salle lost 3-2 to Talawanda, March 28. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle beat Campbell 6-0, 6-2; and Travis Robertson and Sam Samoya beat Jarvi and Farthing 6-1, 4-6, 10-5. • In boys volleyball, Moeller beat LaSalle 25-15, 25-21, 25-20, March 29. • In baseball on March 30, Moeller beat La Salle 7-2. La Salle’s David Hebeler was 2-3.

More at Mount Healthy

• In girls track, Mount Healthy placed third with a score of 112.5 in the La Salle Legends Classic, March 26. Mount Healthy’s Tracey Wallace tied with McAuley’s Bove and Thiery in the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches. • In baseball, Mount Healthy beat Cincinnati Christian 4-2, March 28. Mount Healthy’s Ian Massie was 2-4 and scored a run. The Deer Park softball team beat Mount Healthy 111 in five innings, March 28. • In softball on March 31, Walnut Hills beat Mount Healthy 15-0 in five innings.

The week at NCH

• The Purcell Marian baseball team beat North College Hill 14-3 in five innings, March 28. NCH’s Ponder was 1-1 with two RBI.

The week at Aiken

• The Aiken baseball team beat Hughes 18-0 in five innings, March 28. Aiken’s Anthony Dodds was 3-3 with a triple, a homerun and four RBI. Western Hills beat Aiken 9-2, March 30.

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Winton’s Johnson won the 100 meter in 13.11 seconds; Dominique Harper won the 200 meter in 28.04 seconds; Winton won the 4x100 meter relay. • In softball, Winton Woods beat Aiken 28-0 in five innings, March 28. Winton Woods’ Taylor Kinley was 2-2, scored five runs, hit a double and a triple and had three RBI.

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“(She’s a ) good overall athlete,” Crawley said. Other newcomers include freshmen Jaylah Howell (400), Shyla Cummings (100, 200, long jump, high jump) and Rebecca Snyder (sprints); sophomores Erika Thomas (sprints, relays) and Rafaela Vasilakis (sprints, throws); and junior Nylia Howell (middle distance, hurdles). “We have the potential talent to do well this year,” Crawley said. “Our goal is always to finish well in the CHL, (and) we have the talent to finish in the top three if everyone who is injured comes back strong and the rest of the girls maximize their talent and work hard to get better over the course of the year.”

leading, call Dianna Watson at 5211525, or

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 277-9332, or For more information about cheer-

The Tom Stone Memorial Soccer Game will be played from 5-9 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at Palma Park in Greenhills. The game benefits the Tyler and Alex Stone Education Fund. Cost is $10 to either play or watch. B ring a picnic dinner and join the group in remembering their friend Tom. To register call Jennifer at 8513743.

Mount Healthy

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The Lady Owls enjoyed an impressive 2010 season in which they won the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Scarlet division in runaway fashion. Mount Healthy graduated several key performers – including Vantrese Siler and Briana Richards – but returns senior Tracey Wallace, who was a firstteam, all-league performer in the 400 and the high jump; and Mosep Okonny, who was first-team, all-league in the shot put and discus. Also returning are all four legs of the 800-meter relay team, featuring senior Renisha Hill, juniors Aria Strong and Joselyn Fluker and sophomore Khalia Pouncy. Other noteworthy performers include juniors Mahlon Whitehurst, Akeya Armstrong and Hannah Courter, as well as senior Brittany Pritchett and sophomore Michelle Brown.

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The Lady Trojans are slated to return seniors Kymee Dudley (100, 200), Cierra Hart (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Kiera Braunskill (shot put), as well as relay runners Kabrina Dudley, Monique Kannler and Erin Daniels.

Roger Bacon

The Lady Spartans return a nice blend of young talent and veteran leadership from a team that finished runner-up to McNicholas in the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League last season. Senior Emily Richmond, a returning district champion in the 1600, leads the way, while promising newcomers include junior Andrea Loudin and freshman Halley Dawson. Roger Bacon is coached by Michael Braun.

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What do you think of the way the U.S. has responded to the demonstrations in the Middle East, including Libya and Egypt? What should we have done differently? “We have enough problems right here in the good old U.S.A. we better start taking care of some of them and not worrying about a bunch of other countries just because they have oil under their soil. We have plenty of oil under our soil if the government would quit putting on so many restrictions in the manner we get it.” L.S. “I think being part of the coalition effort is the correct approach. In many ways the situation is so complex that I don’t know enough to comment on what should have been done differently.” B.N. “We have no business meddling in the affairs of these Arab countries – let them take care of their own . We have enough problems in this country to attend to, to worry about them. Let’s create jobs for Americans; lower the unemployment rate; improve housing market; wage a war on crime and poverty; obesity; improve education; continue to give public employees the right to collective bargaining; work on more research to cure cancer and all those diseases that cut our



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Should voters be required to provide a photo ID at the polls? Why or why not? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. people’s lives. Stop policing the whole world. We can give humanitarian help, but that is the extent. Libya is no concern of ours – let France and Britain do the meddling for a change.” L.B. “Armchair quarterbacking? Without being privy to all the intel gathered, it is difficult at best, to even try to make a call and sound somewhat intelligent. I can say the one thing I don’t want to happen – arming rebels. Who are these rogues? In time they will use them against us.” C.A.S. “How did we become involved so quickly? Even though Sadam Hussein massacred hundred of thousands if Iraqis, the U.S. government had to vote to take military action. This only happened after many, many attempts to have the UN send forces. So why is this different? Why can the U.S. president say we will participate and we do? We are spending millions of dollars a day on this action and no one voted for it.” N.P.

Deciphering Social Security codes Q) I received a new Medicare card in the mail. My old card had my Social Security number followed by a letter T. The new card has an A. What do the letters after a Social Security or Medicare number mean? A) The Social Security number followed by one of these codes is often referred to as a claim number. We assign these codes once you apply for benefits. These letter codes may appear on correspondence you receive from Social Security and on your Medicare card. They will never appear on a Social Security card. For example, if you are the wage earner applying for benefits and your Social Security number is 123-45-6789, then your claim number is 123-45-6789A.This number will also be used as your Medicare claim number, once you are eligible for Medicare. In your case, you originally filed for Medicare Part A only, perhaps at 65, and delayed taking your retirement benefits until recently. So your original Medicare card showed your Social Security number followed by a T. Below are the most common beneficiary codes. A – Primary claimant (wage earner) B – Aged wife, age 62 or over B1 – Aged husband, age 62 or over B2 – Young wife, with a child in her care B3 – Aged wife, age 62 or over, second claimant B5 – Young wife, with a child in her care, second claimant B6 – Divorced wife, age 62 or over BY – Young husband, with a child in his care C1-C9 – Child (Includes minor, student or disabled child) D – Aged widow, age 60 or over


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Book giveaway

A literacy partnership between Winton Woods Elementary School and members of the Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club put a copy of the book “Stellaluna” into the hands of every third-grader at the school. Kiwanis President Bill Nolan and members Jim Lawler, Ann Akeson and Peggy Doller visited the school to distribute the books and meet the students. The idea for the book giveaway came from Doller, who had read about a dictionary giveaway. “Stellaluna” was recommended by third-grade teachers and school librarian for its lessons on science and getting along. Teachers plan to incorporate classroom activities with the book. Kiwanis member Jim Lawler is pictured handing a copy of the book “Stellaluna” to Kendal Phillips.

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How can Gov. Kasich and his “friends” say that Senate Bill 5 is all about saving Ohio money and creating jobs. If that is the case, why is he the 14th highest paid Governor in the United States, ($144,269 – the average governor’s salary is $128,735). His cabinet enjoys salaries ranging from $116,000$182,000, while our illustrious representatives to the state house and senate make a minimum of $60,584 and up to $93,000. (Teachers average $52,000.) All of these people also enjoy free dental and vision insurance while only paying and average of $28 a month for health insurance. For their retirement they only pay in 10 percent while the government pays in 14 percent. (Teachers pay

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had to pay his cabinet more to get these best talent, what does that say about what kind of education he wants for our children and what kind of safety does he expect us to have? I just don’t get how this is going to solve our states financial issues? Theresa Howard College Hill

Gitmo’s role should keep it open As I’m writing this, I’m on a military flight on my way back from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I’m on a Congressional delegation with Sen. Scott Brown (R – MA), Democratic Rep. Albio (D – NJ), and a few military personnel. This is the third time I’ve been to Gitmo. The first time was in 2002. My second trip was five years later. Here’s what I saw, learned, and think about Gitmo following my latest inspection of the United States’ principal facility for holding anti-American Jihadist terrorists. At its zenith, approximately 800 detainees were held at Guantanamo Bay. We are now down to 172. The others have been transferred back to their own countries. It’s estimated that 25 percent have again taken up arms against the United States and our allies. I find this particularly disturbing. Of the remaining 172 detainees at Guantanamo Bay, most are from Yemen. They range in age from 23 to 63. They are all male, all Muslims, and in most instances very dangerous. Most eat better and get better medical care than at any time in their lives. The very worst are kept in a separate facility. We visited this location, were briefed, and

observed a number of the inmates on closed circuit T.V. This information is classified, but I can say that the most notorious Steve Chabot detainee we observed was Community Khalid Sheikh Press guest Mohammed, the columnist mastermind of 9/11. He was water boarded more than 100 times, and the information acquired averted planned attacks on the United States after 9/11. There have been allegations that the United States routinely tortures or mistreats detainees at Gitmo. As far as I can tell, this is utterly false. Despite being hit with a mixture of urine and fecal matter by inmates, the guards at Gitmo have a reputation for restraint and professionalism, which I saw on all three visits. Our brave troops ought to be praised, honored and appreciated, not denigrated. So why have we only tried four of these terrorists? The problem is that President Obama shut down the military commission process and proposed that we try

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the detainees in U.S. civilian courtrooms, specifically in New York City. There was such an outcry that he has finally backed off. But this has significantly delayed the process, and dramatically increased the cost. Considerable time, energy, and expense were wasted because preliminary proceedings were dismissed when the Obama Administration ordered civilian trials. Now the court motions will have to be refiled and re-litigated, costing us once again – what a waste. It’s too bad the administration didn’t listen to the American people the first time. I continue to argue that master propagandists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed cannot be allowed to use their trials to spread their vehement, antiAmerican message. Further, to allow them to mix with U.S. prison inmates would risk spreading their virulent venom throughout our prisons. In conclusion, Gitmo still serves an important role in the war against Islamic Jihadist terrorists, and in my opinion should remain open into the foreseeable future. Rep. Steve Chabot (R – 1st District) is the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.


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Carol Wick and Russell Hinkle in front of the plaque naming the school auditorium after the music teacher.

Mount Healthy City School District Superintendent Lori Handler presents a plaque to Russell Hinkle.


Pleasant Run Middle School music director Mark Hensler, Class of 1980, made some closing remarks at the dedication ceremony.


The high school band plays at the March 17 dedication of the new Russell Hinkle Fine Arts Auditorium.


Russell Hinkle takes the baton at the auditorium dedication ceremony March 17.

Two months after the opening of the new Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School, the district officially named its auditorium. In a dedication ceremony on March 17, The Russell Hinkle Fine Arts Auditorium plaque was unveiled in honor of a man who exemplified music education in Mt. Healthy. More than 300 people attended the dedication event that included choir and band performances, with members of the alumni band playing alongside current band members as Hinkle directed. Superintendent Lori Handler presented Hinkle with a plaque to commemorate the day. A tribute video presentation featuring former band members giving heart-felt testimonials was shown.


Russell Hinkle shows his appreciation for the honor if having the school auditoroum named in his honor. He especially appreciated the presentation of a fruitcake, reminiscent of the fruitcakes he constantly urged his band members to sell to support the Mount Healthy High School music program.


Patti Harness, a member of the class of 1970, introduces a video presentation.


Russell Hinkle talks with well-wishers in front of the plaque proclaiming the new school theater as the Russell Hinkle Fine Arts Auditorium.


A good crowd attended the March 17 ceremony as Russell Hinkle was recognized for his service to the district’s students and music program with the naming of the Mounty Healthy Junior/Senior High School auditorium in his honor.

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The Mount Healthy High School choir performs during the recognition ceremony.


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Stamping Combo Camp, 6:30-9 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Make three seasonal greeting cards, plus a gift item and a scrapbooking layout/project using the latest stamps, tools and techniques. All experience levels. Ages 12 and up. All supplies provided. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by First Class Stamping. 5221154. Springfield Township.


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


The Phantom of the Opera, 7:30 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux. $12. 761-7600, ext. 586; Finneytown. The Wiz, 8-10 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, $7-$12. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. Through April 10. 741-2369. Green Township.


Rummage Sale, 6-8 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road, Clothes, furniture, books, toys, kitchenware and more. Benefits youth mission trip to Florida working with homeless children. Through April 9. 385-8030. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 8


Senior Computer Classes, 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.


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.

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. 8511930. Forest Park. 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. 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., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Drive-through only. $5 fish sandwich with fries and cole slaw. 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.


A Mighty Raucous Evening, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $15, $12 advance. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Fantastic Farm Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Hands-on educational activities and live demonstrations for children. Includes goat milking, sheep shearing, vegetable planting and more. Buckeye United Fly Fishers will teach fly fishing. Pony and wagon rides available for a small fee. Free, vehicle permit required. Large groups call 521-3276, ext. 100, in advance. 521-3276. Springfield Township.



Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Bartholomew Church, 9375 Winton Road, Fried or baked fish and shrimp dinners, pizza, sides, fried pickles, soup, soft drinks and beer. Carryout available. $7. 522-3680. Finneytown. 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.

The Phantom of the Opera, 7:30 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $12. 761-7600, ext. 586; Finneytown. The Wiz, 8-10 p.m., La Salle High School, $7$12. 741-2369. Green Township.


Nights of the Round Table, 8 p.m., Contemporary Dance Theater, 1805 Larch Ave., Singer and songwriter, Mary Kroner, who wrote the play, tells and sings the story of a voyage of discovery, finding the links between Father Abraham, Cheviot Ohio, family dinners and the chemical makeup of the earth’s atmosphere. $10-$15 sliding scale, $5 students. Through April 17. 541-2350. 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. 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, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 385-8030. Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 9

BENEFITS Spring Soiree in the Vineyard, 4-6 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Wine tasting of variety of awardwinning wines produced by Vinoklet and purchase bottles to take home. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. $25, $20 advance. Presented by Dayton Cincinnati Chapter of the PKD Foundation. 702-9431; Colerain Township.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. 946-7755; Colerain Township.


Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church, 10507 Colerain Ave., Fellowship Hall. Spaghetti, meatballs, mini salad bar, bread, desserts and drinks. Benefits church’s mission projects. Family friendly. $7, $5 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 385-7883. Colerain Township.


Greenhills Bands Jam Night, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Music by local talent from Greenhills area. Different bands each month with variety of music. Kitchen combo specials and $3 16ounce beers. Free. Presented by American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills Auxiliary. 825-0900. Greenhills.


Nature of Spring, 11 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walk around Pin Oak Trail to see signs of spring. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


The Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market has returned to Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road. The market is open from 3-7:30 p.m. Fridays. For more information, call 661-1792 or visit Annie Eckstein is pictured arranging produce from the Prairie Winds Farm at her booth at the Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market. Spring Cleaning Green Cleaning, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Learn about natural ways of cleaning vs. using purchased cleaning products. Free, vehicle permit required. 51-521-7275; Springfield Township. Keeping the Bees, 1:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Learn about the honeybee lifestyle, the role they play and what’s going on inside the hives. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


The Phantom of the Opera, 7:30 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $12. 761-7600, ext. 586; Finneytown. The Wiz, 8-10 p.m., La Salle High School, $7$12. 741-2369. Green Township.

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Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m.-noon, First Financial Bank, 7522 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc.. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.


Mount Healthy Business Association Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Just One More, 7511 Hamilton Ave., Free. Presented by Mount Healthy Business Association, Inc.. 923-1985. Mount Healthy.



Murder Mystery Dinner, 7 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, “What Happens in Vegas.” 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. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Nights of the Round Table, 8 p.m., Contemporary Dance Theater, $10-$15 sliding scale, $5 students. 541-2350. College Hill.

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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.


Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 9231985; Mount Healthy.

Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Northwest Community Church, Bag sale. 385-8030. Colerain Township.

Adult Computer Class, 7-9 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, $44, $35 Colerain Township residents. 741-8802. Colerain Township.



NATURE The Invaders, 7 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Learn to identify Ohio’s “most wanted” invasive plant and animals species and how to reduce the threat they pose. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.




ICE Extreme Fighting, 7-11 p.m., Metropolis, 125 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Mixed martial arts with local professionals. $25-$50. 6712881. Forest Park. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 0

NATURE Beavers in Ohio, 2 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Life, history and status of beavers in Ohio. Free. 521-7275; Colerain Township. Squirrel-ebration, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Ohio is home to four squirrel species, know for their tenacity and ingenuity. Discover squirrels’ role in the ecosystem as well as unusual squirrel facts. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

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. 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.

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Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; Mount Healthy.


The Phantom of the Opera, 2:30 p.m., St. Xavier High School, $12. 761-7600, ext. 586; Finneytown. The Wiz, 5-7 p.m., La Salle High School, $7$12. 741-2369. Green Township.


Archery Games, 3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by April 8. Participants must have taken Outdoor Archery at the Adventure Outpost. Adults must remain with those under 18. $15, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


See spectacular spring color with more than 90,000 tulips and spring flowers during Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden through April 30. The Tunes & Blooms free concert series kicks off Thursday, April 7, from 6-8:30 p.m., with performances by Magnolia Mountain and the Rubber Knife Gang. Other concerts are Thursdays, April 14, 21, and 28. Admission is free after 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, the Southwest Daffodil Society presents its annual daffodil show, “Daffodils in the Treetops.” Zoo Blooms is free with zoo admission, $14, adults; $10, ages 2-12; free under 2. Call 513-281-4700 or visit

Blue Ribbon Vigil of Hope, 5 p.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Honor National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Blue is symbolic color for Child Abuse Awareness. Wear blue ribbon and join others in community for candlelight vigil to acknowledge the reality of child abuse. Presented by Greater Cincinnati VOTF. 231-5271. Springfield Township.


Know Theatre and Madcap Puppets present “The Dragon,” a new adaptation of an old Russian fairy tale utilizing marionettes that Madcap has constructed. It is appropriate for ages 13 and up. The show runs through May 7, at 1120 Jackson St., downtown. Tickets are $12, advance; $15, the week of the performance. Call 513-300-5669 or visit

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How true is the experience of love at first sight? observes, interprets and tries to d e t e r m i n e whether the arrival of the new thing will be good or bad for us. So, if the Father Lou intellect judges Guntzelman the new object Perspectives will be bad for us in some way, then our will does not choose it. It rejects it instead. If, on the other hand, our intellect judges the new object as good for us, then our will chooses it, likes it, wants it. In reality, however, only time will tell, not just a glance. And if it’s a new person, love is proven only with time and much interpersonal work. We can’t confuse alluring with enduring.

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

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Northminster Presbyterian Church is partnering with area churches and ministries to invite all Christian leaders (pastors, youth directors, educators, and lay leaders) to participate in a Christian Leader's Brown Bag Lunch Q&A at noon, Monday, May 2, at the church, 4222 Hamilton Ave. Andy Matheson, international director for Oasis Global, will lead a discussion on poverty and human trafficking.

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work we must do on the relationship but also the work we must do on ourselves. Rather than a “first sight” of an exquisitely attractive human, we must learn much more about the person which is not visible to sight, and often kept hidden. Really revealing ourselves to another entails great risk. We know it may lead not only to our acceptance, but also rejection. Potential lovers and spouses must trade in an illusion for a reality. Illusion says real love is so easy that it can be determined at first sight. Reality says, “Unless we are fully known, we cannot be fully loved.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Developing crucial aspects of personality can only be learned over time, not as first sight. We marry more than a first impression: Our intellects need time to know and judge. Then our wills can make that deep choice of personal love – which is not based only on feelings but what we know that person to be. Such a love can grow stronger as we come to know more of the person. Only the long-married know the truth path of love and how tenuous it is to count on love at first sight. “There is scarcely anything more difficult than to love one another,” writes the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. “That it is work, day labor, God knows there is no other word for it.” The work includes not only the

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It’s possible to meet a new person and immediately judge them as looking beautiful, handsome, brilliant or sexy at first sight. But our intellect must get to know much more of that person before our will can make that deep committed choice called love. That’s the reason why dating and communicating are so crucial. “Love at first sight” leaves too many unanswered questions. What if the person who, at first sight, seems so intelligent is unable to communicate honestly? What if the person who is so beautiful rich, and good in bed is also very selfish and conceited? Author Frederick Buechner wrote of a young woman who’s extremely beautiful, but “is in a way crippled by her own beauty because it has meant that she has never had to be loving or human to be loved, but only beautiful.”


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Though the saying has been bantered for generations, we still can ask, “Is there any truth to love at first sight?” Highly unlikely. Attraction at first sight? Yes. Infatuation at first sight? Yes. Positive sexual chemistry at first sight? Yes. But love at first sight? No, not if we take love in its truest sense. Studies say that men more than women think they have experienced love at first sight. In more extended studies, however, this claim becomes questionable. Why not love at first sight? We must keep in mind how we tick. The human mind is divided into intellect and will. The intellect knows and judges. The will chooses and seeks. Love is an act of the will. For example, when we experience something new, the intellect acts first. It gathers information,


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April 6, 2011

Recipes that are just waiting for spring to arrive I love to see the field next to ours plowed and ready for planting. There’s something about the rich, dark e a r t h b e i n g disked up so deeply Rita that conHeikenfeld nects me Rita’s kitchen to Mother Nature. We’ve just about finished planting the spring greens and veggies in our garden. I planted a nice long row of spinach, salad greens and chard. Next to that are carrots, peas and white onions. (I jumped the gun a few weeks ago and planted a small amount of radishes, beets, more salad greens and peas in the cold frame. They’re up but have a way to go before we can harvest any). We planted

Yukon gold, red and baking potatoes last week. Now all we have to do is wait for the weather to warm up (again) to coax them out of the ground, as well. I am going to make Mimi Sinclair’s ziti with the first batch of spinach that comes up.

1 cup fresh spinach Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add cherry tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic to pan; cook one minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in half-and-half and Gorgonzola cheese; cook two minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in spinach and pasta; cook one minute or until spinach wilts, tossing occasionally. Yields 2 servings; 335 calories per serving.

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Nana’s creamed peas & nuggets

A “faithful reader” sent this in for moms who are trying to make healthy meals for the little ones. This reminds me of the tuna and peas I used to fix for my kids when they were starting on solid foods.

It became a favorite the whole time they were growing up. A good choice since peas provide calcium, vitamin A and C, plus a good boost of iron. 3-4 cups peas, fresh or frozen 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste (opt.) Pieces of chicken, tuna, etc. Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Whisk in flour and allow to cook for one minute. Slowly add milk, whisking the whole time to prevent lumps. Add salt and pepper. Cook until sauce begins to thicken. Add peas, stir and cook until peas are heated through. Add meat. Serve warm alone or over multigrain toast or rice.

Bok choy with chile and garlic

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I can’t remember the name of the fellow who stopped me in the store, asking for a recipe for bok choy. In fact, it was quite a while ago. This is a delish side dish with or without the red pepper flakes. 1 tablespoon minced garlic or more to taste 11⁄2 pounds or so baby bok choy or regular bok choy Red pepper flakes, soy sauce and sesame oil to taste Film a skillet with Canola oil over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Don’t let burn. Add bok choy, chopped if necessary, and cook until leaves are wilted, about five minutes. Stir in pepper flakes, soy and sesame oil. Toss to combine.

• Western & Southern’s cafeteria stuffed bell peppers. For Mary Ann, a Delhi reader. “Don’t know if the meat was sausage or beef, but it was ground with a rice mixture in a tomato sauce. A kick to it, maybe like Spanish rice,” she said. Ann remembers them in a steam table pan, lined up with extra tomato sauce. If you have a similar or the original recipe, please share. • Southwestern style meatloaf cooked in oven or crockpot. For Dan, a Northern Kentucky reader. “I would prefer a crockpot recipe but won’t turn down a good meatloaf baked in the oven,” he told me. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Megan and Molly McShane enjoy the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast, Jan. 9.


Local graduates from the class of 1984 welcome back classmate Rev. Paul Kollman at the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast. From left: Tom Breitenbach of Anderson Township, Mary Beth and Bob Lucian of Symmes Township, Kollman, formerly of Montgomery, Jamie Eifert of Blue Ash, Bob Stewart of Anderson Township and Mike Schmitt of Mount Lookout.


The 2011 Exemplar Award recipient Carole Adlard (Montgomery), celebrates Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast Jan. 9 with Exemplar Committee chair Don Feldmann of Finneytown, left, Event chair Don Karches of North Bend and the Reverend Paul Kollman, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Theology at Notre Dame and formerly a Montgomery resident. Adlard for her exceptional contributions in the field of adoption education and teenage health and development, particularly as executive director of Healthy Visions. Founded by Adlard in 1986, Healthy Visions (formerly called Adoption Option Inc.) is a Cincinnatibased nonprofit educational agency that provides programming to help people make better choices to build stronger relationships during adolescence, marriage and parenting. Originally established to educate people about adoption and to counter its negative misunderstandings, Adlard later expanded the organization’s vision to include teen health/relationship education, premarital compatibility assessments, marriage skills training and parenting skills for at-risk parents. Healthy Visions promotes self-respect, healthy dating, and successful marriages to cultivate healthier families and a stronger, healthier society. Healthy Visions programs have been offered in cooperation with hundreds of schools and


Anne Marie (Kollman) and Ron Kaes of Montgomery enjoy the morning with Lindsay and John McShane at the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast.


Moeller High School senior Brendan Holmes, who was recently accepted to Notre Dame, enjoys the morning with parents Jim and Cathy, all of Loveland, during the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast.


The Karches family, Jane, Holly, Zach, Don, and Hannah of North Bend, enjoy the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast.


Jim and Eileen Simon of Montgomery, Michelle Simon of Symmes Township and Sarah Ritter of North College Hill enjoy the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast.


The Notre Dame Class of 1971 is well represented at the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast, Jan. 9, by Pat Weber of Delhi Township, Don Feldmann of Finneytown, Dan Koppenhafer of Symmes Township and Paul Dillenburger.


Stephanie Sieswerda, a junior at Notre Dame, talks with with Suzanne Brungs and Dana Sieswerda during the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast.


The Foley family of South Lebanon, Amy, Andrew, Todd and Adam, enjoy the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast. social service agencies in Greater Cincinnati and beyond, reaching more than 200,000 youth, parents and couples. Adlard graduated from St. Ursula Academy and was among the first group of undergraduate women to be admitted to Notre Dame, graduating in 1974. She and her husband, Ed, live in Montgomery and have four children. In addition to chair Don Karches, others assisting with the event included Paul Dillenburger, Exemplar Award committee chair Don Feldmann, club president Mike Gearin, Kevin McManus, Bob McQuiston, St. Xavier liaison John Schrantz, club treasurer Courtney Weber, Marc Wolnitzek, musicians Julie Bartish and Jeannine Groh, liturgical ministers Hannah Karches, Holly Karches, Zach Karches, Louise Redden, and Keith Ruehlman and Tracy Duwel of Taste of Class Catering. The Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati is an active local organization serving the more than 1600 graduates, students and friends of the University of Notre Dame in the tri-state area. In addition to providing nearly $100,000 in scholarship support each year to local students attending Notre Dame, the club also sponsors more than 50 events or programs annual-

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A record-breaking crowd of approximately 215 local graduates, current students, recently admitted high school seniors and friends of the University of Notre Dame gathered Jan. 9 at St. Xavier High School for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast. The Rev. Paul Kollman (classes of 1984,1990) a Cincinnati native who graduated from Moeller High School and an associate professor of theology at Notre Dame, traveled from South Bend to celebrate the Mass. Chaired by Don Karches (class of 1982) of North Bend, the event included the presentation of the club’s 2011 Exemplar Award to Carole Adlard (class of 1974). A breakfast buffet followed. Carole Adlard, a resident of Montgomery, received the 2011 Exemplar Award at the breakfast. The Exemplar Award was established as an annual club award in 2002 to promote and hold up as an example the ideals and achievements of Greater Cincinnati or University individuals who have provided exemplary, life-long service to humanity through career or volunteer involvement. The 2011 award honors


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Mercy donates to help Cancer Society Mercy Health Partners is donating $8,000 raised from a recent awareness campaign to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mercy initiated a campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer and the importance of an annual mammogram for women ages 40 and older or who have a family history of breast cancer. Annual mammograms save lives through early detection, which Mercy provides via digital mammography across the Greater Cincinnati area. The campaign included a pledge of $1 to

the American Cancer Society for every mammogram that was scheduled at a Mercy facility during the month of October. “We know that early disease detection saves lives, so Mercy wants to continue to heighten awareness about the importance of having an annual mammogram,” said Kristen Wevers, vice president of Marketing and Communications for Mercy Health Partners. “Mercy is delighted to partner with the American Cancer Society, raising money to support breast health awareness and ensure mammograms are made

available to more individuals every day through our facilities and mobile mammography vans which travel throughout the entire Greater Cincinnati area.” The money will go toward the American Cancer Society program that helps provide mammograms to low-income women who cannot afford them. “We are grateful to Mercy Health Partners for providing this donation to such an important program,” said Meredith Niemeyer, regional vicepresident of the American Cancer Society – Southwest Ohio region. “We are proud


Annette Shepherd, board member and Breast Cancer Mission Chairwoman for the American Cancer Society; Debbie Bloomfield, CFO for Mercy Health Partners; Meredith Niemeyer, regional vice president for the American Cancer Society – Southwest Region; and Kristie Luebbe, Marketing Manager for Mercy Health Partners display the check that was donated to the American Cancer Society. to partner with Mercy and other area hospitals in helping offer this very important healthcare service to women who otherwise

might not be able to get an annual mammogram.” Along with the $1 pledge, the campaign also included the distribution of

pink carnations and mammogram appointment cards to visitors of Mercy hospitals and The Jewish Hospital once a week during October.

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bucket of soapy water or get squirted with window cleaner. This goes for dogs and cats as well Marsie Hall as caged Newbold birds and pocket pets Marsie’s such as Menagerie h a m s t e r s and gerbils. Caustic fumes can cause these tiny creatures harm. When you are getting ready to clean, take up your pet’s food and water bowls. If you can’t move fish tanks, take special precautions not to use aerosols in the same room. A great trick is to put plastic wrap over top of the aquarium for the short time it takes for you to clean in that room. Don’t leave it there for long, but it will keep the water from becoming contaminated. When you are washing windows or installing screens for the season, be especially careful to contain your pets. Dogs, cats and ferrets are curious and can escape in the few moments that a window is open and your

back is turned. A fall can cause serious injury. If you have birds, make sure that they are securely in their cages. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard of pet birds taking the opportunity to fly out the window never to be seen again. Pet birds are very vulnerable outdoors to predators. They also don’t have the skills to fend for themselves and many who are lost starve or die of thirst. This is the time of year when pets like to be outdoors, so make certain that dogs and cats have good fitting collars with your up-todate contact information on the tags. You might also invest in getting them micro-chipped. It is the start of flea, tick and mosquito season, so check with your veterinarian to start up a preventative regimens. Gardening is fraught with hazards for pets. Try to be as organic in your gardening activities as possible, avoiding the use of pesticides and herbicides. There are many alternatives to harsh poisons, so check with your lawn and garden center for pet-friendly products.

Many bulbs are poisonous, so keep them out of paw’s reach or avoid them altogether when planning your garden. Some examples of toxic bulbs are daffodils, Easter lilies, morning glories and rhododendrons. Eye injuries can be caused by thorny plants such as roses. The popular cocoa mulch should be avoided as it can be ingested and is harmful to pets. You’ll also want to be careful when planting spinach, rhubarb, onions and garlic. These can cause severe gastrointestinal problems and even death if eaten by pets. During Easter and Passover celebrations, keep pets away from chocolate and especially the artificial grass used in Easter baskets. Spring is a wonderful time of year. Make it safe for your whole family by doing just a little planning ahead. For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at

$1,100 gift replaces stolen funds When he heard that PregnancyCare of Cincinnati lost about $1,100 in cash donations during a robbery at Grace Bible Presbyterian Church, Dr. Richard Fink of Seven Hills Women’s Health Center in West Chester knew he had to do something. So on March 3, he delivered a check for $1,100 to Terri Konermann, the center director at PregnancyCare’s Forest Park office. “I saw the piece on the news,” Fink said. “I see the financial strain all the time … women who don’t come for medical care because, despite insurance, it still might mean the kids only eat once per day instead of twice because of trying to pay the bills. And this money that was stolen didn’t come from a rich philanthropist. It came from ordinary people who made sacrifices to help others.” Konermann couldn’t have been more thankful. “We can get car seats in bulk for about $55 each. We have to purchase pregnancy tests, stock new baby items for graduates of our parenting classes, and just keep the lights on in our centers.


Dr. Richard Fink of Seven Hills Women’s Health Center in West Chester delivers a check for $1,100 to Terri Konermann, the Center Director at PregnancyCare’s Forest Park office. Eleven hundred dollars is a big deal to us,” she said. PregnancyCare helped about 3,000 families in 2010. Clients who come to PregnancyCare do not pay for any of the services the centers provide. Pregnancy tests, material assistance, one-on-one education programs and parenting classes are free to clients who need them because of the support of donors like Seven Hills Women’s Health Center and Grace Bible Presbyterian Church. PregnancyCare can also provide referrals to other area services and for medical care. PregnancyCare will con-

tinue its efforts to raise funds to provide support for area families at its Winning for Life partnership banquet at 6 p.m. March 31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 11320 Chester Road, Sharonville. Anthony Munoz, the Bengals lineman who went to the Pro Bowl 11 years in a row before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, is the keynote speaker. Tickets are available by calling the PregnancyCare at 513-487-7777. For Information: w w w. p r e g n a n c y c a r e


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Playhouse coming into neighborhoods elementary schools this spring from April 12 to May 20. For more information about the Playhouse’s education and outreach programs, contact the Education Department at 513345-2242 or visit The play will be performed locally at: Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at Covedale Center for the Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. • Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in Grove Banquet Hall, Springfield Township, 9158 Winton Road. Note: Details vary by location. Contact the site for tickets and prices.

Park district Walk Club is starting nature hikes led by park district naturalists. Those interested may receive a free membership information packet by calling 521-PARK ext. 240. Walk Club is free and open to adults. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit ($10 annual;

$3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit or call 513-521-PARK (7275). Also, be sure to check out the Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to find out more about what’s happening at the parks.

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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

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Saint Gabriel Consolidated School’s Pack 260 Tiger Den receive their Bobcat Badges at the Pack 260 Turkey. The den has been working hard to achieve their Bobcat Badges and Wolf status. The Bobcat rank is the first rank that every boy must earn when entering the Cub Scouting Program. They attended multiple “Go See Its,” including Channel 9 News, Gorman Heritage Farm and a Cincinnati Cyclones game. Each visit filled a requirement for “Go See Its.” They will become Wolves this spring. Pictured are Harry Clark, Dakarai Edwards of Forest Park, Paul Walters, Jalen Morrow, Jack Nicley and Lucas Heflin.

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new baby brother sets Lilly off on a whirlwind of adventures that will captivate young audiences. Kevin Kling has created a roller coaster of a play that has been a hit across the country. “Any child or any person who’s ever been a child can relate to Lilly and her efforts to do the right thing in the face of a world determined to throw baby brothers, complicated friendships and mysterious teachers in her path,” said Director of Education Mark Lutwak. “It is one of the best modern plays ever written for children.” “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” will also tour area


Important lessons about family, friendship and forgiveness are taught in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” by Kevin Henkes and adapted by Kevin Kling. It will perform “Off the Hill” at 15 community centers across the region from April 9 through May 8. “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” tells the story of oneof-a-kind Lilly, the spunky little mouse. She speaks a secret backwards language and wears disguises, glittery glasses and red cowboy boots. One day she brings her magical, musical purse to school. Trouble at school and resentment about a




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Tracie Rieman

Tracie Sue Rieman, 47, of Delaware, Ohio, died March 31. She operated Kidz R My Business”. She also served as Office Manager for Convention Products in Delaware which she owned and operated with her husband. She was known as “Wrestling Mom” to numerous wrestlers in the Delaware area with her involvement in the Delaware

wrestling program. She is survived by her husband of almost 30 years, Frank “Tony” Rieman; sons, Joe, Kevin, and Mark of Delaware; parents Barry and Maxine (Machnovitz) Cooperstein; brother, Tom (Cindy) Cooperstein; mother-in-law, Barb Rieman; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers- and sisters-in-law, Uncle Bill, and friends.

About obituaries Survived by wife Norma Schmid; children Linda (late Jim) Woods, Norene (Richard) Huff, Dan (Judi) Schmid; grandchildren Kelley, Patrick, Kristen Woods, Melanie

Services were April 5 at Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, Delaware. Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

Eugene Schmid

Eugene F. Schmid, 90, North College Hill, died March 25. He was a photographer with Quality Photo.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853Daughtrey, Stephanie Borg, Hilary Schille, Alex Schmid; great-grandchildren Addison, Sophia, Sydney, Will. Services were March 29 at Hill-

6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. side Chapel. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Paul United Church of Christ or Vitas Hospice.

POLICE REPORTS Cincinnati District 5 Arrests/citations

Nikko Howard, born 1992, possession of drugs, March 14. Christina L. Giles, born 1979, disorderly conduct, March 16. Cheyenne L. Johnson, born 1987, after hours in park, March 17. Michael D. Brown, born 1983, after hours in park, March 17.

Curtis Jones, born 1965, assault, aggravated menacing, unlawful restraint, 2537 Rack Court, March 21. Jessica Bray, born 1984, endangering children, 4915 Hawaiian Terrace, March 21. Darryl Lewis, born 1979, having weapons while under disabilitydrug conviction, misdemeanor


Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

2529 Flanigan Court, March 18. 5854 Hamilton Ave., March 22. 5854 Hamilton Ave., March 22.

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drug possession, 5544 Colerain Ave., March 22. James Gaither, born 1979, receiving stolen property, having weapons while under disability-drug conviction, 5542 Colerain Ave., March 22. Theodore Pugh, born 1985, domestic violence, 5920 Lantana Ave., March 23. Carlos W. Kidd, born 1960, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 5817 Shadymist Lane, March 23. Janae McKinney, born 1987, assault, 6090 Capri Drive, March 24. Keyshawn Seymour, born 1991, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, 5434 Colerain Ave., March 24. Kenneth Armstrong, born 1972, aggravated menacing, 2745 Robers Ave., March 25. Gary L. Watkins, born 1967, domestic violence, 5103 Hawaiian Terrace, March 25.

Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school 1098 Elda Lane, March 21.


Reported on High Forest Lane, March 19.


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About police reports 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.

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Natasha Lowery, 31, 1618 Elm St., burglary at 11755 Norbourne, March 20. Juvenile female, 17, burglary at 11654 Hanover, March 18. Jonathan Grigsby, 23, 11600 Passage Way, domestic violence at 11600 Passage Way, March 19. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 1231 W. Kemper, March 21. Juvenile male, 17, receiving stolen property at 1231 W. Kemper Road, March 21. Juvenile male, 12, theft at 1143 Smiley, March 15.

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Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

$350 removed at 1199 Kemper Meadow, March 18.


Victim struck at 825 Waycross, March 16.


$750 removed at 11630 Kodiak Drive, March 18. Hub caps valued at $100 removed at 1266 Omniplex, March 20. Cell phone valued at $300, March 15. Reported at 1231 W. Kemper Road, March 17. Phone valued at $220 removed at 1231 W. Kemper Road, March 17.

Criminal damaging

Victim reported at Geneva and West Kemper, March 2.

Disorderly conduct


Disorderly conduct/obstructing official business

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

Residence entered at 11426 Owenton court, March 18. Wii console, games, necklace valued at $800 removed at 11440 Kenn, March 19. Residence entered and computer and DVD player valued ate $880 removed at 863 W. Kemper, March 16. Vehicle window damaged at 807 Heatherstone, March 22.

Reported at 10095 Quailwood, March 20. Victim reported at 12001 Chase Plaza, March 6. Window damaged by rock at 923 Glasgow, March 15.

Misuse of credit card

Victim reported, March 17.


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.


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April 6, 2011

Hilltop Press



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.


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.; $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.


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.


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. 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.


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 L. and Cynthia D. to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP; $72,000. 8839 Fontainebleau Terrace: Collier, Fred W. and Donna T. to Fannie

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 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; $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.

Avenue, March 14. Aaron Harris, 39, no address given, protection order violation at Fleming Road, March 15. Brandon Hill, 29, 12064 Brookway Drive, domestic violence at 12064 Brookway Drive, March 15. Jennifer Bryant, 29, 10336 Moonflower Drive, falsification at 10948

Hamilton Ave., March 16. Monica Scurry, 29, 8232 W. Galbraith Road, child endangering at Compton Road, March 16. Randal Stitzel, 27, no address given, inducing panic, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, driving under suspension at 900 block of North Bend Road, March 17.

POLICE REPORTS From B8 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

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


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

Mount Healthy


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. Chester Steele, 45, 2880 Jonrose Drive, drug possession at 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 27. John Logan, 24, 6267 Savannah Ave., open container at 7200 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 23. Llamar Graves, 19, 827 Crowden Drive, drug possession at 7900 block of Clovernook Avenue, March 22. Terrell Arnold, 22, 1014 Grand Ave., drug possession at Hamilton Avenue, March 22. Barbara Perkins, 39, 1884 Sevenhills Drive, open container at 8100 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 22. Johnny Noe, 22, 5620 Sunnywoods Lane, criminal trespassing at 7200 Forest Ave., March 22. Taylor McKeown, 18, 7391 Thompson Road, criminal trespassing at 7200 Forest Ave., March 22. Tiant Lyles, 33, 10577 Crestland Court, drug possession at 7800 block of Harrison Avenue, March 22.

March 14. James Rihar, 39, drug paraphernalia at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 18. Alexander Wagner, 31, 7710 Elizabeth St., operating vehicle under the influence, driving under suspension at 7000 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 19. Two juveniles, drug possession at 1500 block of Goodman Avenue, March 19. Gregory Thompson, 19, 1103 Wionna Ave., disorderly conduct at 1500 block of Goodman Avenue, March 21. Nelson Cortez, 20, 8561 Daly Road, assault at 8500 block of Daly Road, March 28. Steven Droppelman, 42, 7252 Swirlwood Lane, drug possession at 6800 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 27. Benjamin Cannedy, 27, 2082 Baltimore Ave., drug possession at 6800 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 26. Shawn Jefferson, 36, 1731 Llanfair Ave., operating vehicle under the influence at West Galbraith Road and Betts Avenue, March 26. Samuel Hicks, 32, 8049 Pippin Road, drug trafficking, drug possession, driving under suspension at West Galbraith and Pippin roads, March 25. Mark Kroger, 21, 1622 DeArmand Ave., assault at 1622 DeArmand Ave., March 23.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering

7420 Clovernook Ave. man reported break-in to vacant house at 6900 block of Mearl Avenue, March 27.


Woman reported break-in at 6601 Betts Ave., March 11.

Criminal simulation

Tom's Drive Thru reported receiving counterfeit $20 bill at 1906 W. Galbraith Road, March 12.


Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

Man reported tools stolen from vehicle at 2029 W. Galbraith Road, March 11. Woman reported video game equipment stolen at 1287 W. Galbraith Road, March 11.


Woman reported vehicle taken at 2010 W. Galbraith Road, March 14.


Springfield Township

Man reported gun, computer, TV stolen at 7321 Werner Ave., March 28.

Man reported money stolen at 7776 Clovernook Ave., March 17. Woman reported jewelry, money stolen at 7434 Bernard Ave., March 15. Man reported vehicle stolen at 7415 Clovernook Ave., March 22. Speedway reported cell phone charger stolen at 7300 Hamilton Ave., March 25.

North College Hill


Rickey Tucker, 53, 8001 Hamilton Ave., operating vehicle under the influence at Savannah and Goodman avenues, March 14. Aneisha Ragland, 22, 1568 W. Galbraith Road, disorderly conduct at 1568 W. Galbraith Road, March 14. Anthony Alexander, 20, 1568 W. Galbraith Road, disorderly conduct at 1568 W. Galbraith Road, March 14. Michael Hamilton, 25, 3169 Regal Lane, criminal trespassing, obstructing official business at 1500 block of West Galbraith Road, March 13. Matthew Bailey, 30, 2401 Impala Drive, criminal trespassing at 1500 block of West Galbraith Road, March 13. Timothy Cofer, 47, 6926 Shamrock Drive, theft at 6926 Shamrock Drive, March 13. Andrea Selvidge, 50, 1931 Bising Ave., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave.,

Unauthorized use of vehicle


Nicole Partin, 20, 7087 Golfway Drive, domestic violence at 7087 Golfway Drive, March 5. Maggie Herron, 20, underage alcohol possession at 11900 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 7. Tabitha Fehrenbach, 32, drug possession, March 8. Lasserdra Highley, 28, drug possession at Winton and West Galbraith roads, March 8. Kevin Carlton, 20, 5045 Coad Drive, criminal damaging at 10900 block of Pleasanthill Drive, March 8. Mary Ellen Harris, 28, 1525 Chase Ave., telecommunications harassment at 800 block of Crowden Drive, March 9. Shawn Crump, 36, 5926 Hamilton Ave., falsification, possession of criminal tools at 11948 Hamilton Ave., March 9. Juvenile, criminal trespassing at 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 9. Rita Harris, 52, 3607 Duluth Ave., obstructing official business at Compton Road, March 9. Paulette Brown, 23, 8230 Galbraith Pointe Lane, obstructing official business at Compton Road, March 9. James Stephenson, 44, drug possession at Winton and West Galbraith roads, March 10. Matthew Knapp, 36, drug possession at Winton and West Galbraith

roads, March 10. Bobbie Jones, 30, 8241 Galbraith Pointe Lane, drug trafficking at 8241 Galbraith Pointe Lane, March 10. John Tolliver, 23, 8241 Galbraith Pointe Lane, drug trafficking at Oakwood and North Bend Road, March 10. Monica Bell, 33, 11755 Norbourne Drive, falsification, possession of criminal tools at 11948 Hamilton Ave., March 10. Troy Fischer, 21, 8719 Cavalier Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrest at Winton Road and Hempstead Drive, March 12. Ashley Bosworth, 21, 1288 Compton Road, protection order violation at Daly Road, March 12. Derek Pride, 25, 1288 Compton Road, protection order violation at Daly Road, March 12. Anthony Bloxson, 51, 944 Chateau Drive, assault at Laurel Drive, March 12. Lisa Grace, 41, 1570 Meredith Drive, aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 1570 Meredith Drive, March 13. Juana Mills, 25, 2234 Kemper Road, drug possession at Hamilton Avenue and John Gray Road,

March 13. Kelra Davis, 27, 8445 Wiswell St., making false alarms, obstructing official business at 2000 Block of McKinley Ave., March 13. Anthony Wood, 25, 6019 Springdale Road, drug possession at 12000 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 13. Troy Fisher, 21, 8719 Cavalier Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrest at 900 block of Hempstead Drive, March 12. Demarcus Wilson, 23, 11666 Hinkley Drive, theft, warrant at 8300 block of Winton Road, March 13. Juvenile, domestic violence at Hempstead Drive, March 13. Anthony Wood, 25, 6019 Springdale Road, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 12000 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 13. Juana Mills, 25, 2234 Kemper Road, drug possession at Hamilton Avenue and John Gray Road, March 13. Eric Whaley, 30, 3648 Woodford Road, drug possession at 8700 block of Winton Road, March 14. June Hutcherson, 45, 5655 Folchi Drive, theft at 8300 block of Winton Road, March 14. Brenda O’Keefe, 32, drug paraphernalia at 10900 block of Hamilton

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. 1001631033 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

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, 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 Sections 201 202

Chapter 2 Definitions General General Definitions

Chapter 3 Street Parking Restrictions Sections 301 General Prohibitions 302 Prohibitions on Designated Streets Designated on Prohibitions 303 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. 1631035


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