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New congregation has big ideas By Heidi Fallon

A new congregation is growing strong in Springfield Township. The Brentwood Community Church has met less than a dozen times, sharing space with Xenos Christian Fellowship, 1016 North Bend Road. Pastor Jody Burgin said what started as a conversation among a handful of like-minded Christians evolved into the fledgling church. “We’re small with big ideas,” Burgin said, estimating the congregation at 50-75. The church has offices at 946 Hempstead Drive where Burgin and others offer counseling. In the ministry for more than 30 years, Burgin, an Alabama native, has written several books aimed specifically at helping men “find their moral compass.” The battle to maintain moral purity, as Burgin calls it, is something he knows all too well. His own struggle with pornography is what directed his moral compass to help form the Brentwood congregation. “It took me a while to find that personal healing,” he said. Burgin said the community church is all about second chances. “People who come to us don’t have to hide,” he said. “We value diversity, the broken and hurt people who are looking for a place to heal.” The church has an informal, contemporary service at 5:30 p.m. every Saturday. “We are the friendliest people on the planet and the one-hour service is a mix of music,


Pastor Jody Burgin’s new congregation is growing strong since coming together as the Brentwood Community Church last March. visuals like film clips, and a Bible-based sermon.” The congregation also has been offering parties at McEvoy Park for families and will be part of the Springfield Township cleanup day Saturday, April 24.

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Get your car wash The new Brentwood Community Church is having a Community Car Wash 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Don’s Car Wash, 931 W. North Bend Road. There will be a free food and soft drink giveaway during the car wash for people while they are waiting.

District sells more buildings By Jennie Key

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Mount Healthy City Schools sold at auction April 22 two of the six buildings it is closing, leaving the district with three unsold properties. At the auction run by Semple and Associates, Golden Leaf Baptist Church in College Hill bought Greener Elementary School for $83,000 and Steve Krebs bought the old bus garage for $95,000. Superintendent David Horine said a 10 percent buyer-premium will be added to the high bid to determine the purchase amount. That 10 percent flows through the district as the commission for Semple and Associates Inc., the firm handling the auction for the district. Krebs said he bought the garage for personal use. Golden Leaf minister of property Sil Watkins said his church plans to use Greener Elementary for community outreach. “It’s not a school. Our vision is a combination, multi-purpose outreach with basketball, baseball, soccer and activities and programs for the entire community,” he said. “It won’t be limited to any group.” The district sold some property prior to the auction: Springfield Township bought Frost Elementary School for $165,000 earlier this month, and the city of Mount

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Healthy entered into a contract with the school district to buy Duvall Elementary for $332,000 April 19. John Pennell, executive director Horine for administrative services for the district, said the offers included some or all of the demolition costs of the buildings. There were no auction offers for the bus lot, South Roetting Junior High or New Burlington Elementary. Superintendent David Horine said NAI Bergman, a broker, will work with the district to market and sell the properties outright. Springfield Township Assistant Administrator Chris Gilbert said the township is currently negotiating to buy the bus lot property. The district has building three new schools set to open 2010 and 2011. The Ohio Schools Facilities Commission is paying $57.2 million of the $90 million cost. Mount Healthy is closing eight buildings and selling six. The district will put fields in at the Hoop Elementary and the high school sites. The North Elementary

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Cincinnati Mall has long struggled to fill its space with shops and keep up with debts owed to Forest Park and Winton Woods City School District, but its new owners are looking to correct those issues. Forest Park Financial Director Harlita Robinson said the mall currently owes the city late annual assessments, which were charged to the mall in lieu of taxes due to tax abatements that were granted during the


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mall’s recent $70 million renovation. The assessments total $1.2 million for 2008 and $1.3 million for 2009. John Pennycuff, member of the Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education, said Cincinnati Mall owes the district about $200,000. Tommy Demetriades, vice president of World Properties Inc., the company that took control of Cincinnati Mall in March, said there’s only one real way to make things right between the mall, the school district and Forest Park. “It’s quite simple – you pay the taxes back,” he said. Demetriades said World Properties has worked out a payment schedule with the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority to pay back the taxes owed to Forest Park and Winton

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A view of the Cincinnati Mall looking east across Winton Road in Forest Park from January 2007. Woods school district. He said the mall’s previous owners likely had no intention of keeping the mall for very long and therefore had little interest in paying the taxes on the property. Pennycuff said Winton Woods, like Forest Park, has taken a “wait and see” approach while the mall’s troubles were worked out. He said the school district could have spent thousands of dollars taking the mall’s previous owners to court in an attempt to get paid, but the effort could have cost nearly as much as the money owed. Paul Brehm, economic development director for Forest Park, said the city is “optimistic” an agreement can be reached. He said the new owners have already shown a willingness to bring the assessments current, though he has yet to see the payment plan between the Port Authority and World Properties. “At least it seems they want to address the issue,” Brehm said. Demetriades said with World Properties attempting to clear the mall’s debt, work can begin on increasing the occupancy and bringing in shoppers. He said he expects local shoppers will see changes in

Cincinnati Mall by September. “I can about guarantee that,” he said. Demetriades said the few stores remaining in the mall “do fairly decent business,” and he believes aggressively recruiting a wide mix of tenants will make Cincinnati Mall a valuable property for World Properties. “We look for values in property … the value presented itself,” he said. Brehm said despite the mall’s troubles filling its store fronts, there are instances in the past in which the mall has been successful. He said if World Properties can find the right mix of tenants in a struggling economy, the mall could make a comeback. “They inherited some troubles here,” Brehm said. In the event World Properties doesn’t pay the money owed, Brehm said there are resources available for the city to attempt to get its money back, though they’re “time-consuming” and could cost a “substantial” amount of money to those involved. He said the best case scenario is for the city and Cincinnati Mall to come to an understanding in which they would begin paying the assessments.

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Steve Driehaus faces challenger in primary By Kurt Backscheider

Before U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-1st District) can set his sights on facing Steve Chabot in November he’ll first have to overcome a challenge from within his own party. Mount Auburn resident Eric Wilson is challenging Driehaus in the May 4 primary. Wilson did not respond to an e-mail requesting an interview. Wilson has run for office before. He ran as a write-in congressional candidate in the 2008 general election and received 85 votes. Driehaus won the 2008 election with 151,913 votes. Wilson also ran in the 2005 Cincinnati City Council election, finishing 19th. In the 2003 city council election he finished 24th. Driehaus, of West Price Hill, said the state of Ohio has a great election system,

and he welcomes Wilson into the primary. “Anyone who gets 50 signatures on a petiDriehaus tion, and is a registered voter, can get on the primary ballot,” he said. “That’s the way it should be. We shouldn’t have any impediments to running for Congress.” Driehaus said he deserves to be the Democratic candidate in November, however, because he’s worked hard to help pass legislation to get the country back on the right track. He said he’s voted for projects to create jobs, supported health care reform after making sure federal funding would not be spent on abortions and has stood firm against his party to control spending. “I think I’ve gone to Washington and I’ve done what I said I was going to

do,” he said. “I have certainly done my best to represent all the constituents of the 1st District.” Driehaus said he’s worked to secure funding to save 1,000 jobs at General Electric, secured funding to help renovate the Brent Spence Bridge and funding to get the Banks project along Cincinnati’s river front off the ground. He said he also helped Chiquita negotiate a contract with European unions. “Things are moving, in large part because of what we’ve been able to accomplish in Washington,” he said. “I’m proud to represent Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio, and I will continue to be a strong advocate for us.”

MEETINGS • Cincinnati City Council meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. When there is a Monday holiday, all meetings including committee meetings are pushed back a day. City Manager: Milton Dohoney Jr.. Mayor: Mark Mallory. • Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education usually meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2651 Burnet

Ave. Board of Education phone: 475-7000. Superintendent: Rosa Blackwell. Board President: Eve Bolton. • Finneytown Local School District Board of Education members meet the third Monday of the month in the secondary campus media center, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace. Phone: 728-3700. Interim Superintendent: Alan Robertson

• Greenhills Village Council members meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the municipal building, 11000 Winton Road. Phone: 825-2100. Mayor: Fred Murrell • Mount Healthy Council members meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 7700 Perry St. Phone: 931-8840. Mayor: Joe Roetting. President of Council: Don Crank.

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WHAT’S ON THE BALLOT Official Hamilton County candidates and issues list primary election May 4: Governor - Lt. Governor Ted Strickland & Yvette McGee Brown – D Dennis S. Spisak & Anita Rios – G Ken Matesz & Margaret Ann Leech – L John Kasich & Mary Taylor – R Attorney general Richard Cordray – D Marc Allan Feldman – L Mike DeWine – R Robert M. Owens C Auditor of state David Pepper – D L. Michael Howard – L Seth A. Morgan – R David A. Yost – R Secretary of state Maryellen O’Shaughnessy – D Charles R. Earl – L Jon Husted – R Sandra O’Brien – R Treasurer of state Kevin L. Boyce – D Matthew P. Cantrell – L Josh Mandel – R United States Senator Eric W. Deaton C Jennifer Brunner – D Lee Fisher – D Rob Portman – R Daniel H. LaBotz – S U.S. Representative – 1st congressional district Jim Berns – L Steve Chabot – R Jared Croxton – L Steve Driehaus – D Eric Wilson – D Rich Stevenson – G Chief justice of the supreme court Eric Brown – D Maureen O’Connor – R Justice of the supreme court Mary Jane Trapp – D Judith Ann Lanzinger – R Justice of the supreme court Paul E. Pfeifer – R

Judge Ohio court of appeals first district Martha Good – D Sylvia Sieve Hendon – R Judge Ohio court of appeals first district Pat Fischer – R William L. Mallory, Jr. 9456 Benchmark Lane 45242 – D State Senator - 9th District Eric H. Kearney – D Deborah M. McKinney – R Jessica L. Mears – L

- domestic relations Stephen L. Black – D Jon H. Sieve – R Judge court of common pleas - domestic relations Susan Laker Tolbert – R County commissioner Leslie Ghiz – R Chris Monzel – R Hubert E. Brown – D Jim Tarbell – D Cecil Thomas – D County auditor Tom Brinkman Jr. – R Dusty Rhodes – D

State Representative - 28th District Bryant Callaghan – L Jeffrey Paul – R Connie Pillich – D Tom Weidman – R Mike Wilson – R Vicky Zwissler – R

To read the full ballot issue go to Issue 1. Proposed constitutional amendment To extend the Ohio third frontier program by authorizing the issuance of additional general obligation bonds to promote economic growth

State Representative - 29th District Louis W. Blessing Jr. – R Liz Ping – D State Representative - 32nd District Theo Barnes – R Erik Nebergall – R Dale Mallory – D Ryan Printy – L Judge court of common pleas Jody Marie Luebbers – D Judge court of common pleas Robert P. Ruehlman – R Judge court of common pleas John Andrew West – R Judge court of common pleas Ralph E. Winkler – R Judge court of common pleas Nadine Allen – D Megan E. Shanahan – R Judge court of common pleas - juvenile Daniel J. Donnellon – D Tracie Hunter – D John M. Williams – R Judge court of common pleas

Issue 2 Proposed constitutional amendment To change the location of the Columbus casino facility authorized by previous statewide vote Issue 4 Proposed tax levy (additional) – North College Hill City School District A 4.96 mill emergency levy for the school district. Issue 7 Proposed tax levy (additional) – Finneytown Local School District A 7,95 mill levy for current expenses. Issue 19 Local option election on Sunday sale of liquor Precinct Springfield Township C To allow Brentwood Spirits, at 8621 Winton Road, to sell wine and mixed beverages on Sunday between 11 a.m. and midnight.

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Senior earns scholarship for college, grad school By Rob Dowdy


Winton Woods High School senior Louise Dees was recently named a 2010 Gates Millennium Scholar, which includes a full scholarship, including room and board, for her college and graduate studies. Dees plans to attend the University of Florida in the fall.

Louise Dees won’t have to worry about paying for college, or graduate school, thanks to her hard work throughout her high school career. The Winton Woods High School valedictorian was recently named a Gates Millennium Scholar, an honor that includes a full ride college and graduate school scholarship. Dees plans to attend the University of Flori-

da in the fall, where she’ll be in the pre-med program. There were more than 20,000 applicants – and only 1,000 winners – for the scholarship, which is awarded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Part of the qualifications required for the scholarship is a demonstration of leadership abilities in community service and extracurricular activities. According to Kevin Jones, guidance counselor for all seniors at Winton Woods, Dees excels with

a 4.86 weighted grade point average, but she also excels outside the classroom. Dees is president of the National Honor Society; president of Gospel Keys, a student-led gospel singing group; a sectional leader in the Varsity Ensemble choir; a member of Key Club; and a student ambassador. “She does all these things, and she does them well,” Jones said. Dees said her extracurricular activities help her focus and prioritize what’s

important in her life, such as striking the balance between after-school activities and homework. She called winning the scholarship “a blessing,” and said she tried to remain humble while being honored with such a distinction. While Dees said she was thrilled to win the scholarship, her parents were just as happy to be able to enjoy her final weeks in high school without worrying about the high costs of a college education.

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The monthly session is highly informal: no rules, no bylaws and lots of laughs.” Starting at 7 a.m., they compare wartime menus and memories about their service in Europe and the Pacific, as well as later conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. “This is a special bunch,” said former Navy nurse Bonnie Rost. The 76-yearold Mount Airy resident attends for the friendship she says has become a fellowship. Many of the older vets come in clutching canes and leaning on walkers. Some struggle to get to their feet to tell their story. Once standing, however, they become empowered by

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the past. With every tale, the teller takes the listeners on a journey. They are transported from the IHOP’s back room to a far-off battlefield. “In April of 1945 – 65 years ago – I was in a German prisoner of war camp just north of Munich,” recalled Tom Griffin of Green Township. “The Germans fed us bread that was so hard, if you put some plaster on it you could build a house that would last 40 years.” The vets gathered on this particular Friday morning to meet their guest of honor, author Jonna Doolittle Hoppes. She’s the granddaughter of Jimmy Doolittle, who led the daring 1942 air raid over Tokyo that put the


Famed Doolittle Raider Tom Griffin, 93, of Green Township, goes over a list World War II veterans Jonna Doolittle Hoppes – granddaughter of Jimmy Doolittle – wants to interview for her new book at the Colerain Township IHOP restaurant during a meeting of the Hornet Breakfast Group of veterans. Japanese on edge and buoyed the spirit of Americans back home. Hoppes was in town to interview vets from the big war for her next book, “Just Doing My Job, Too.” It’s the sequel to her 2009 work, “Just Doing My Job: Stories of Service from World War II.” With every interview, she finds each veteran’s “story is important, whether it goes in a museum, or in a letter to a grandchild.” Each story reminds her, she said, “of how much we owe these veterans.” Hoppes sat next to Griffin. Her “Gramps” was his “Boss” in the Doolittle Raiders. Eighty raiders took off in their B-25 bombers from the deck of the USS Hornet early in the morning of April 18, 1942. They bombed targets in Japan before heading toward China. That’s where Griffin, a navigator, bailed out. Many of his fellow Raiders never made it home. Of those who did, only eight remain. In an adventure along the lines of an Indiana Jones tale, Griffin miraculously returned to the states. But not for long. Uncle Sam sent him off to war again. This time, in Europe. His plane was shot down over Italy on July 4, 1943. He spent the rest of the war in a prisoner of war camp. Russ Witte, 93, of College Hill, flew in a bomber group stationed with “a British Army outfit in Africa. We had to wear their uniforms and sleep in their tents. Worst of all, we had to eat their food.” He remembered eating “what they called Bully Beef” – a slimy concoction of canned corned beef hash – and “orange marmalade.

Our cooks tried to make it palatable. But they couldn’t.” To this day, Witte eats neither. With every story, the teller transported the audience through time and place. George Petrou, 87 years old and legally blind, held onto his cane as he took them to the Battle of Okinawa, which, on this day 65 years ago, raged in the South Pacific. Petrou, from Green Township, served as a boatswain’s mate aboard the USS Hornet. Navy planes took off from the carrier’s deck to pound the Japanese island of Okinawa. He manned a “40-millimeter gun while the planes came and went.” He recalled being “at our battle stations for three straight days.” Petrou told a story about the time a torpedo plane came in for a landing still carrying its lethal namesake weapon. “The torpedo wouldn’t disengage,” Petrou recalled. The plane landed. A sailor scampered across the deck and grabbed a cart. Unhooking the torpedo, he put the bomb on the cart, wheeled it to the edge of the deck and dumped it in the ocean. “That sailor was Lee Hightower,” Petrou said. “And he’s sitting right over there.” Suddenly, a sound filled the room. Petrou’s telling of his wartime tale was so vivid, the sound seemed at first like an explosion. Then, when Hightower, an 84-year-old retired policeman from Harrison, stood, the sound became louder. He heard something he never heard aboard ship. The sound was applause.

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the meetings and post them to a Web site, He says the site should be up some time after the April 26 meeting. Harness said district policy says the meetings may be recorded and the Ohio Sunshine law says a board cannot prevent it. He said while there was a federal court ruling in 1999 saying there is no right to video tape, there were two subsequent Ohio appeal court rulings in 2001 and 2005 upholding the right to video tape. “Audio and video recording may not be prohibited, but the public body is permitted to establish reasonable rules regulating the use of such equipment, such as requiring equipment to be silent, unobtrusive, selfcontained, and self-powered to limit interference with the ability of others to hear, see and participate in the meeting,” he said. “I intend to inform the board at our meeting on the April 26 meeting of my


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intention to video tape Harness and publicize the public portions of our meetings.” Harness said making the meetings available is an avenue to engage the community in the district. He added that he was encouraged to pursue the issue by some district residents who are unable to come because of work or other scheduling conflicts. He said a number of surrounding districts already make their meetings available through the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission, which also handles public access programming for the city of Mount Healthy. In March, Ellis said her opposition to meeting videos was a privacy issue, while board members Wolf and Lawrence said they were concerned that televising the meetings would lead to problems with the public acting out for the camera.

By Rob Dowdy

Forest Park City Council is considering granting a special use exemption to a local business looking to move to the city. A property owner in Forest Park is leasing his property to Kanter Corp. that makes wood pallets. The city’s zoning code prohibits businesses from this use. Community Development Director Chris Anderson said while the use violates the city code, the code may be too broad. Despite the Forest Park Planning Commission’s vote against the recommendation for approval, Anderson said by making the exemption for special use, the city can make sure each individual case doesn’t cause an issue for residents or violate city ordinances. “It didn’t necessarily make sense to be prohibited on this basis,” he said. Anderson said much of

the planning commission’s concerns were about outside storage at the business. He said Kanter Corp. would simply be cutting the wood to its appropriate size and nailing it together. “It’s not producing any pollution,” Anderson said. City council is expected to vote on this issue during its April 19 meeting.

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Superior mathematicians

McAuley High School’s freshman math team earned a superior rating at the University of Cincinnati’s Mathematics Competition. Pictured from left are freshman team members Cristi Farwick, Samantha Nissen, Olivia Schaefer and Claire Tonnis. The team of Gabby Bolin, Sarah Pierce and Samantha Rack earned an excellent rating, while the team of Kelly O’Shaughnessy, Marie Stevenot and Zoe Widmer received a good rating. PROVIDED.

Service Award winner Asia Hernandez is pictured with David Lumpkin, Winton Woods High School assistant principal.

WWHS presents achievement awards

Forty Winton Woods High School students were recognized for their academic achievements at the 48th annual Community School Achievement Committee awards banquet. The CSAC is a cooperative venture of organizations within the Winton Woods City School District. It was first organized by Harry Kilb, a 1945 graduate of Greenhills High School, to honor students at both Greenhills and Forest Park high schools. To be eligible for an award, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 out of 4.0 for the first semester of the current school year and at least 3.0 for the second semester of the preceding year. Students may have no semester grade below a B in all subjects except physical education. First-Year Award winners were Nana Amoabea, Adam Anthony, Jahmeel Berry, Katelyn Budke, Dorian Campbell, Emily Cleary, Princess Dean, Maria Diaz, Michelle Drees, Taqueisha Evans,

Samantha Fishwick, Mariah Hendricks, Haleigh Holtman, Daniel Jordan, Alex McCaslin, Suniti Nelson, Kelsey Randall, Kiana Royles, Kevin Sherman, Saman Tavalali, Justin Taylor, Andrew Topits, Chasei Wallace and Cierra Whitney. Second-Year Award winners were Caleb Bibb, Brandy Cason, Sha’tan Cottrell, Christina Ingle, John Jones, Corey Stewart, Malcolm Thompson and Wynta White. Third-Year Award winners were Emily Cooper, Ashley Cox, Louise Dees, Natalie Howard, Jay Jordan, Dominique Reeves, and Kylie Schmittou. This year’s Service Award was presented to Asia Hernandez. Hernandez is a member of the school’s Helping Education Reach Others Club, volunteers at the Freestore Foodbank and Drop Inn Center, and has gone on mission trips to Mississippi, Tennessee, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Haiti. She is a member of National Honor Society and a Student Ambassador.


Some of the EF Foundation for Foreign Study students this year are, Front: Sarah Hasdenteufel (Germany at Winton Woods) Patricia Mann (Germany at Harrison) Anan Chang (Thailand at Winton Woods) Johanna Macy (Germany at Finneytown), Malia Zimmermann (sibling of Finneytown), Jessica Hart (sibling of Finneytown), Corey Sanderson. Back: Esther Ratiu (Germany at Finneytown), Fabio Dockendorf (Germany at Finneytown), Kellie Bingham (sibling of Finneytown), Morgan Hart (sibling of Finneytown), Niclas Menke (Germany at Finneytown), Linnea Eschenlohr (of Finneytown ) and Ruthe Wright (of Newport)

Host families needed for exchange students Linnea Eschenlohr, an International Exchange Coordinator for EF Foundation for Foreign Study, is currently looking families in the Finneytown and Wyoming areas to open their hearts and homes to high school foreign exchange students. As an IEC, Eschenlohr matches host families and exchange students with similar interests and supports both students and families throughout the year. Eschenlohr is always available to share in the lives of students and their new families as they experience the life-changing power of cultural exchange. Her

family has hosted seven student and she would be happy to share her personal experiences with interested families. “I can’t wait to share these great students with families in town,” said Eschenlohr. “Having exchange students at our high schools really benefits our kids and the whole community, as well.” EF Foundation students take part in an extensive application process, and are selected based on their academic achievement, maturity, and adaptability. Students accepted to the EF Foundation program are fully

insured, speak English and bring their own spending money. Since 1979, EF Foundation’s dedicated team of local coordinators, volunteers, and staff has helped over 100,000 students from nearly 40 countries live and learn in America. EF Foundation’s unique combination so local support and global reach has made it the largest facilitator of high school exchange for students coming to the United States. To learn more about hosting an exchange student, please contact Linnea Eschenlohr at 931-7447 or e-mail

Dreams come true for MND dance team The Mount Notre Dame varsity dance team learned first-hand that dreams do come true at Disney World. After many months of practices, regional competitions and performances, the team headed to sunny Orlando, Fla., for the Universal Dance Association’s National Competition. This is the 10th consecutive year that the dancing Cougars have qualified for and competed in this national competition. This year’s competition proved to be challenging as the MND Cougars had to compete in preliminaries in order to make it to the

semifinals and finals in the large Varsity Pom category. In the end, the countless hours of hard work and practice paid off as the Cougars were awarded seventh place in the nation among a larger-than-ever field of fierce competition. In the high kick category, the team executed a nearly perfect routine, placing fourth. “The girls have worked so hard this year and have had a recordbreaking season coming home with three grand championships throughout the season and then placing fourth and seventh in Orlando,” said varsity head coach

and dance program director Melissa Kidd. “I’m really proud of them. They represent MND so well on and off the dance floor. They truly are a remarkable group of girls,” she said. Kidd is assisted by Jen Ackerman, a 2007 graduate of Mount Notre Dame who was a member of MND’s award-winning dance team while a student at MND. Tryouts for the 2010-2011 varsity and junior teams will be at Mount Notre Dame April 26 through April 28. For more information, e-mail Kidd at


The Mount Notre Dame varsity dance team competed in the Universal Dance Association’s National Competition in Orlando, Fla. Team members are, from left: first row, Alli Kelsey of Loveland, Kaitlin Kinman of Sharonville, Sarah Bitter of Loveland, Andrea Morrison of West Chester Township, Liz Alt of Loveland, Alix Malinoff of Kenwood; second row, assistant coach Jenn Ackerman, Amy McMahan of Springfield Township, Katie Riordan of Reading, McKenzie Barron of Loveland, Kaitlyn Corrigan of Loveland, Katie Storer of Landen, Alex Schraer of Loveland and head Coach melissa Kidd; third row, Ashley Poland of Loveland, Maddie Haubner of Liberty Township, Caitlin Dunkley of Kenwood, Allie Lang of Mason, Ashley Peter of Kenwood, Jenn Foppe of Mason, Megan Hupp of Loveland and Cassidy Layman of Loveland.

Schools HONOR ROLLS La Salle High School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20092010 school year.


First honors: Eric Bachus, David Baumer, Patrick Bellman, Andrew Betz, Tyler Blanck, Jacob Brabender, Ben Bradley, Blake Brauning, James Breen, Michael Buckley, Brad Burkhart, Jonathan Campbell, Alexander Carroll, Spencer Dangel, Alexander Drees, Nicholas Frantz, Tyler Fuerbacher, Joseph Geiger, Jeffrey Goldschmidt, Jonathan Grayson, Myron Hampton, Tyler Haubner, Matthew Henkes, Samuel Herbers, Trenton Hudepohl, Eric Kahny, Daniel Keller, Matthew Kroeger, Travis Kroner, Alexander Kurzhals, Peter Leonhardt, Royce Louden, Chad Loveless, Brandon Luipold, Gabriel Martini, James McMahon, Charles Miller, Jacob Miller, Adam Quinn, Nicholas Rees, Samuel Rees, Alec Reynolds, David Sacha, Nicholas Saho, Bradley Schultz, Nathan Sparks, Michael Spears, Connor Speed, Nicholas Stockhauser, Joseph Stoner, Zack Stross, Alexander Suder, Jesse Tenkman, Alex Trippel, John Volmer, Aaron Westermeyer, Matthew Wetterich, Lemuel Weyer, Gage Wiethorn and Andrew Yauch. Second honors: Bailey Abbatiello, Joseph Anderson, Jacob Averbeck, S. Jared Barnes, Bradley Berrens, Blake Bischoff, Eric Bodkin, Justin Brown, Devejuan Brown-Norris, Din Christon, Charles Cole, Jack Crable, Sam Cranor, Matthew Fleming, Alec Frech, Nicholas Gilkey, Cody Gum, Adam Hambrick, Nathan Hart, Christopher Helmers, Michael Hess, Jaleel Hytchye, Samuel Johnston, Kyle Klug, Jon Leonard, Seth Lubic, Andrew Mahon, Jacob McNamara, Steven Meinken, Steven Mette, Joseph Metzner, Joshua Meyer, Anthony Milano, Joseph Millard, Victor Minella, Cody Molumby, Eric Neiheisel, Jonathan Norman, Samuel Pieper, Robert Rapien, Kenneth Ruberg, Collin Spangler, Nicholas Taylor, Erik Toelke, William Veerkamp, Brennen Walsh and Anthony Wuestefeld.


First honors: Bryan Allaben, Joseph Anneken, Andrew Bahrs, Tyler Berrens, Andrew Birkenhauer,

Samuel Brickweg, Joseph Burger, Matthew Burwinkel, Joseph Calardo, Dominic Capano, Daniel Carrier, Tyler Carroll, Matthew Ciambarella, Thomas Cowie, Samuel Cramer, Michael Creutzinger, Brandon Ellis, Andrew Erb, Evan Ginn, Derek Harper, Robert Herbert, McCoy Lambing, Ryan Leahy, Steven Looby, Steven Loukinas, Robert McGlasson, Alexander Merk, Mitchell Miller, D. Jeremy Murdock, Zachary Obert, Gabriel Perkins, Patrick Rebsch, Macklin Robinson, Luke Roell, Christopher Rolfes, Andrew Rost, David Ruhe, Cody Shields, Eric Smith, Joshua Streicher, Benjamin Vidourek and Michael Witzgall. Second honors: Matthew Amend, Tomas Bourne, Alexander Buchholz, Brett Campbell, Jordan Claytor, Eric Conradi, Timothy David, Jacob Dorr, Alexander Downs, Michael Frankl, Nicholas Fritz, Samuel Fronk, Samuel Geiger, Christopher Greene, Kyle Greene, Joseph Grippa, Nicholas Hinton, Cory Hopper, Daniel Isfort, Thomas Jaeger, Gregory Koenig, Daniel Leahy, Joshua Lemons, Alexander Leonhardt, Alexander Lohbeck, Tanner Luggen, Matthew Maddox, Brandon Merz, Andrew Michel, Samuel O'Connor, Joseph Pfiester, Tyler Quattrone, Christopher Rodriguez, Thomas Salas, Matthew Schroeck, Kyle Seigel, Anthony Stenger, Austin Tebelman, Ethan Udry, Jacob Wethington, William Wietmarschen III, Devon Wing and Tyler Zoz.


First honors: Jessie Back, R. Shane Barnes, Evan Berling, Cameron Bommer, Zachary Bryant, John Burger, Kevin Bush, Andrew Campbell, Jacob Cole, Alexander Cornelius, Andrew Damon, Zachary Dangel, Christopher Davey, Luke Eschenbach, Matthew Farrell, Ryan Fleming, David Hebeler, Kyle Herth, John Hoeweler, Michael Holt, Ryan Holter, Kyle Jacob, Ryan Johns, Alexander Kah, Joseph Keckeis, Isaac Kerr, Zachary Klensch, Kevin Kluesener, Brian Lester, Andrew Lonneman, Alan Luken, Benjamin Moeller, Nathaniel Morabito, Tyrin Nelson, Andrew Otten, Stephen Rieger, Theodore Ruwe, Michael Schmidt, Andrew Silber, Logan Sillies, Eric Southwood, Mark Specker, Zachary Starkey, Andrew Steinmetz, Kyle Sterwerf, Nicholas Taylor, Adam Tullius, Joseph Ulm, Tris-

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tan VandeRyt, Michael Volpe, Jacob Vulhop, Gregory Walden, Matthew Westermeyer, Tobiah Weyer, Michael Wilder and Matthew Woeste. Second honors: Jason Berling, Abram Bieliauskas, Jonas Bieliauskas, Collin Boschert, Colton Brauning, Vincent Brickweg, Matthew Busler, Tyler Celek, Zachary Clements, Kyle Comer, Zachary Dillman, Dominic Dinkelacker, Matthew Frede, Kyle Gallivan, Cory Gamm, John Garrity, Ryan Gundlach, Travis Hawes, Patrick Hebauf, Anthony Heckle, Alec King, Tyler Kuhlman, Andrew Kummer, Anthony Maccarone, Randall Meiners, Jonathan Miller, Robert Moore, Maximillian Murphy, James Peters, Kole Porter, Jacob Rack, Kristopher Richmond, Colton Sayers, Benjamin Schneider, Stephen Schwetschenau, Jack Seiter, Joshua Sengewald, Jeremy Swafford, Jacob Ventura, Matthew Vormbrock, Samuel Wanstrath, George Welling, Samuel Wenke and Brett Wiebell.

Mount Notre Dame High School

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.


First honors: Raegan Willertz. Second honors: Holly Ayres, Kaitlyn Ballachino, Keisha Benjamin-Munson, Dominique Charron and Margaret Lohmann.

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First honors: Kirsten Mesch and Catherine Wilson. Second honors: Hannah Gerth, Ciara Jordan, Ciara Rosser and Elena Strecker.


Second honors: Kelsey Brown, Elizabeth Kraemer and Emily Snyder.

HONOR ROLLS James M. Gamble Montessori School

Kabria Tyler, Andrew Uetrecht and Veronica Uetrecht.

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20092010 school year.

A Honors

Nara Arnold, Christiana Somers,

B Average

Brittany Brandenburg, Ryan Donohue, Mariesha Gibson, Trinity Griffin-Johnson, Jazmyn Jordan, Taylor Lindsey, Berheen McCollum, Jessica Sand and Alphonso Upshaw.

St. Ursula Academy

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year.


First honors: Samantha Anderson, Sarah Braley and Isabel Ricke. Second honors: Julie Klusmeier.


First honors: Sarah Bundschuh and Maria Leonardi. Second honors: Natalie Smith.


First honors: Mary Bissmeyer and Ellen Geiger.


First honors: Rachel Ahrnsen and Maria Rodenberg. Second honors: Victoria James, Rachael Reuter and Leah Waller.



First honors: Patrick Bachman, Michael Berling, Dylan Berryhill, Matthew Blackwell, Anthony Cimino, Raymond Claytor, Justin Cole, Alexander Collins, Christopher Davis, Tyler DeLaet, William Enderle, Andrew Engel, Michael Frerick, Joseph Giesting, Timothy Gory, James Grippa, Marshall Grosardt, Jacob Hartmann, Paul Hill, Timothy Keller, Andrew Kolb, Kevin Kroeger, Andrew Leon, Kevin Lohbeck, Gregory Luncan, Ryan Matthews, Timothy McMahon, Joshua Moellman, Jared Noyes, Justin Pichichero, William Rapien, Robert Ripperger, Erik Saleh, Michael Soward, Matthew Stiens, Mitchell Trotta, Tyler Ward, Jeffrey Weierman, Lewis Wellman and Peter Wietmarschen. Second honors: Timothy Baker, Joel Baumer, Jacob Bradley, Nicholas Breyley, Tiree Broussard, Diamante Brown, Ryan Camardo, Benjamin Childs, Justin Conners, Alex Cox, Andrew Finke, Alexander Fuerbacher, Shawn Gillispie, Dwight Hill, Joseph Jackson, Kirby Johanson, Michael Leytze, William Lyons, Thomas Mette, Dylan Neu, Dennis Rapien, Richard Reitenbach, Reid Rizzo, Christopher Roginski, Jonathan Scheidt, Benjamin Schneider, Adam Sheehan and David Wetterich.



First honors: Alexandrea Lohmann. Second honors: Dominique Davis, Alexis Kinsler, Leticia Mejia and Jasmine Storms.

Roger Bacon High School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.


First honors: Kevin Anneken, Allison Bickel, Alan Bossman, Matthew Brichler, Michelle Casey, Ian Eckart, Elizabeth Fromhold, Samuel Gray, Irene Hutchinson, Lauren Krebs, Daniel Luken, Jacob Meiners, Karen Schnedl, Anne Spinnenweber and Christine Volz. Second honors: Kellie Behrle, Zhané Broomfield, Lonnell Brown, Benjamin Bruns, Elizabeth Cain, Sadie DiMuzio, Erik Edwards, Kenneth Gohs, Todd Greene,

Alexander Harper, Jerin Hollmann, Jeffrey Light, Dantasia Matthews, Alexandria McCreanor, Korede Olowe, Morgan Peters, Brian Richardson, Benjamin Schenck, Bakari Shaw, Deborah Siegel, Jessica Spaeth, Ella Stark, Christian Stone, Raven Sweat, Cara Uetrecht, Juliana VanRafelghem, Sarah Watterson, Jacob Westerfeld and Ajee Williams.


First honors: Michelle Angel, Thomas Foertmeyer, Colleen Gerding, Taylor Gruenwald, Tara Handley, Cassandra Lipp, Nicholas Luken, Adam Richards and Scott Schaffer. Second honors: Kamal Abdelwahed, Maci Anello, Maria Angel, Derek Barnett, Timothy Bauer,

Kylie Baur, Jasmine Carter, Mary Devlin, Anthony DiMuzio, Leann Doan, Guyana Dunne, Tyler Ernst, Claire Ferguson, Meghan Finke, James Fiorini, Nathan Frock, Joseph Garner, Darci Gruenwald, Kristina Hayles, Nicholas Hoffmann, Ciera Humphrey, Amber Kelley, Benjamin Knollman, Paul Kraemer, Joselin Laib, Saliim Lattimore, Jordan Lochard, Andrea Loudin, Jason Mathis, Alexis McClain, Alexander Meirose, Benjamin Miller, Niara Morrow, Connor Mouty, Karly Oaks, Chloe Rivir, Dennyce Smith, Seth Steele, Kylie Stigar-Burke, Tyler Swanson, Cheyenne Thompson, Gabrielle Tillett, Jacob Ungerbuehler, Carlos VanLeeuwen, Zachary Wagner, Sarai Ward, Ana Weickert, Mary Wright, Shamiah Wright and Sophia Wright.

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This week in baseball

• La Salle beat ChaminadeJullienne 23-6 in five innings, April 16. La Salle’s Joel Feldkamp pitched seven strikeouts, and Alec Schmidt was 45, scored a homerun and had three RBIs. • Aiken beat Western Hills 3-2, April 16. Aiken’s winning pitcher was Anthony Dodds with nine strikeouts, and LA Johnson was 2-3 with two doubles and two RBIs. • Finneytown beat Mariemont 9-5, April 16. Finneytown’s Chris Simpson was the winning pitcher, and Travis Fannin was 2-3 and hit two doubles. • St. Xavier beat Cov Cath 9-2, April 16. St. X’s winning pitcher was Jake Sambrooks, and Matt Wilson was 2-3 and scored two runs.

This week in softball

• Western Hills beat Aiken 24-1 in five innings, April 16. • Winton Woods beat Withrow 15-13, April 16. Winton Woods’ Brittany Cheatham pitched nine strikeouts, and Taylor Kinley was 3-4. • Seven Hills beat North College Hill 16-12, April 20. NCH’s Thomason was 3-3 and hit two doubles. • Milford beat McAuley 5-0, April 20. • Talawanda beat Mt. Healthy 11-0 in five innings, April 20.

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This week in track and field

• Mt. Healthy boys placed first in the Mount Healthy Relays, April 21. St. Xavier placed second. St. X won the distance medley in 11:31.09, the 2x300 hurdles in 1:21.09, the shuttle hurdles in 1:05.2, the long jump and the shot put. • Roger Bacon boys placed third in the Lockland Relays, April 21. North College Hill placed sixth, and Aiken placed eighth. Roger Bacon won the shuttle hurdles in 69.8, the mixed medleys in 3:52.9 and the 3200 meter relay in 9:07.9. • Mount Healthy girls placed first in the Mount Healthy Relays, April 21. Mount Healthy won the shuttle hurdles in 1:22.2, the high jump, the long jump, the 2x300 meter hurdles in 1:54.7, the 4x100 meter relay in 51.2, the 4x200 meter relay in 1:45.4, the 4x400 meter relay in 4:14.3, the 800 meter sprint medley in 2:00.01, the iron woman relay in 57 seconds and the shot put. • Roger Bacon girls placed first in the Lockland Relays, April 21. North College Hill placed fifth, and Aiken placed seventh. Roger Bacon won the 6400 relay in 25:07, the 3200 relay in 10:52.3, the distance medley in 11:09.1 and the 1600 relay in 4:24.9. NCH won the long jump.



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Bombers seek 5th straight state tennis title By Tony Meale

Believe it or not, the St. Xavier High School tennis team is undefeated. Winners of 42 straight league titles and four straight state titles, the Bombers are 8-0 entering play April 22. Six of those eight wins were of the 5-0 variety. “I’ve got a bunch of seniors with a lot of experience,” head coach Russ King said. One of those seniors is Ryan Bandy of Loveland, who as a junior finished third at the state tournament. He is yet to lose this season. “He has a good chance to get back to state,” King said. “He has a lot of experience and a lot of talent.” Other fourth-year standouts include Sean Bandy of Loveland, who last year advanced to the state tournament in doubles with 2009 graduate Brad Sena, and Jay Fovel. Both split time at singles and first doubles, and their versatility is a big reason the Bombers remain unblemished.

This week in tennis

• Badin beat Roger Bacon 4-1, April 16. Bacon’s Kolis beat Keffalos 6-2, 6-3. Roger Bacon falls to 1-5 with the loss. • Loveland beat Winton Woods 5-0, April 20. • Walnut Hills beat La Salle 3-2, April 20. La Salle’s La Salle’s Josh Moellman beat St. John-Faudz 6-1, 6-4; and Ryan Matthews and John Hoeweler beat Manavalan and Ness 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. • St. Xavier beat Centerville 6-3, April 21. St. X’s Broun beat Lonsbury 6-3, 6-3; Eric Naugle beat Garber 6-1, 6-0; Joe Spier beat Smith 6-0, 6-0; Santen beat Dole 6-1, 6-0. Devin Bostick and Broun beat Boll and Smith 8-2; Leary and Spier beat Garber and Dole 8-2. St. X advances to 7-0 with the win. • Mason “White” beat Roger Bacon 5-0, April 21. Roger Bacon falls to 1-8 with the loss.



St. Xavier High School senior Eric Naugle has made key contributions for the Bombers this year.


St. Xavier High School senior Hirsch Matani has seen action in singles and doubles this season.


St. Xavier High School senior Ryan Bandy, who finished third at state as a junior, has yet to lose this season. St. X has shut out Walnut Hills, Moeller, La Salle, Indian Hill, Springboro and Sycamore. The Bombers’ non-shutout wins come with asterisks; they beat Elder 4-1 after the Panthers shifted their No. 1 singles player to first doubles to enhance their odds of mustering a point (it worked), and they beat Centerville 63 during a college-style match in which Fovel and the Bandys did not play. “I try to give the guys some rest,” King said. “I don’t use all of my players if I don’t have to.” Leading the way in doubles are juniors Devin Bostick of Hyde Park and Edward Broun Jr., as well as senior Hirsch Matani of Evendale, who also sees action at third singles. Other contributors include junior

Casey Leary and seniors Eric Naugle of Loveland and Joseph Speier. Even after a fast start, however, King sees room for improvement. “The guys have to stay focused,” he said. “Our doubles teams could be better.” St. X, which played New Albany and Cincinnati Country Day after Press deadline, has upcoming home matches against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (April 28) and Columbus Academy (April 30). The Bombers will also host the Greater Catholic League Championship May 1. They’ve won the event every year since 1968. “Swimming and tennis are two sports we can always count on,” said King, who took control of


St. Xavier High School junior Devin Bostick has been one of the top doubles players for the Bombers this year. the tennis program in 1983. “We’ve had our battles over the years with Elder and Moeller and La Salle, but we just have a long-standing tradition of success.” The Bombers also hope

to return to the Final Four and bring home a fifth consecutive state title. King said several local teams could also be in the mix, including Lakota East, Mason, Princeton and Loveland.

McAuley lacrosse aims for strong finish By Mark Chalifoux

The McAuley High School girls’ lacrosse team has struggled at times this season as the Mohawks try to gel after graduating 12 seniors from last year’s team. Fortunately for McAuley, the Mohawks still have eight games left after starting 3-5. “We’ve played some of the toughest GGCL teams already and they are always very competitive,” head coach Dean Yates said. “We are a young team, experience-wise, but as the season goes on, they are starting to work more as a team instead of as individuals,” he said. He said it’s tough at the start of the season for girls who don’t have much experience to go up against other girls who have played the game for five or six years. Yates said the team’s young attack is starting to come together, and the Mohawks could have an explosive offense by the end of the season. McAuley has already had several high-scoring games, including a 19-2 win over Lakota East and a 16-4 win over Wyoming. McAuley is led by goalie


McAuley goalie Liz Ceddia, shown here against Seton on April 20, is one of the leaders in saves in the GGCL. Liz Ceddia, whom Yates called “one of the best in the GGCL.” Ceddia leads the conference in saves this season. Andi Yates is one of the team’s top defensive players and Lindsay Trischler and Megan Kaake have led the offense.

The duo has combined to score more than 50 goals this season. “They have played together since seventh grade and they work really well together,” coach Yates said. “They are great at feeding each other assists near the goal.”


McAuley’s Brittani Kohls runs with the ball against Seton April 20. Seton downed McAuley 19-7. The team only has four seniors so the future is bright for the McAuley lacrosse program. Yates said the team also has some very strong centers who excel at taking draws. He said the team plays a

tough schedule. “We play some of the best teams in the city and for the younger players to catch up is difficult but it gives you a sense of pride when they start to recognize and understand some of the strategies of the game.”

Sports & recreation

Hilltop Press

April 28, 2010


Brinkman, Mayborg slated for HC hall Former Major League Baseball player Eddie Brinkman and college basketball official Glenn “Buddy” Mayborg have been selected as the 2010 class of the Sorrento’s Hamilton County Sports Hall of Fame. Brinkman, who starred at Western Hills High School alongside Pete Rose, died in 2008 after spending 15 years in the major leagues as a player and another 17 seasons as a coach and scout. Mayborg graduated from Roger Bacon in 1973 and has refereed college games for more than 30 seasons, including the past 25 seasons at the Division I level. The executive committee will also honor two Cincinna-

tians for their contributions of time, effort and dedication to high school sports. St. Xavier swimming and diving coach Jim Brower will receive this year's Special Award, while Winton Woods Athletic Director Herb Woeste will be honored with this year’s Nostalgia Award. The Sorrento's Hamilton County Sports Hall of Fame will have its 49th anniversary program and induction ceremony at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus, 7500 Fairpark Ave. in Carthage. Tickets are $25. Contact Ken Fink (733-0438), Paul Boehm (777-9631) or Kevin Goheen ( for details.


Showing thanks

Two local business owners were recognized for their support of the Finneytown Local School District athletic program during a Finneytown High School basketball game. Pictured from left are Kelly Lutz, Warren Gase, DDS, and his wife, Amy Gase, Morgan Schuler, Athletic Director Chuck Grosser, Ken Wendling of Wendling Photography and Emily Pordash.

BRIEFLY More in baseball

• Winton Woods beat Hughes 11-1 in five innings, April 20. Winton Woods’ Jason Koeninger pitched nine strikeouts. • Woodward beat Aiken 12-9, April 21. Aiken’s LA Johnson was 2-4, hit a double and scored two runs. • Cincinnati Country Day beat North College Hill 17-7 in six innings, April 21. NCH’s Pierman hit a triple. • St. Xavier beat Carroll 11-2, April 21. St. X’s Jake Sambrookes was the winning pitcher, and Jake Rumpke was 2-3, hit a double and scored three runs. • Mt. Healthy beat Northwest 11-10, April 21. Mt. Healthy’s winning pitcher was Kyle Boreing, and Mario McConico was 2-5 and scored a homerun. • Wyoming beat Finneytown 6-1, April 21. Finneytown’s Travis Fannin was 2-3. • Badin beat La Salle 8-6, April 21. La Salle’s Alec Schmidt was 3-3, scored a homerun and had three RBI. Loveland beat Winton Woods 28-0 in five innings, April 21. • Taft beat Aiken 9-3, April 22.

• Walnut Hills beat Mt. Healthy 15-0 in five innings, April 22. Mt. Healthy’s Mario McConico was 2-3 and hit a double. • Cincinnati Christian beat North College Hill 13-4, April 22. NCH’s Wilson was 2-4 and had an RBI. • Finneytown beat Withrow 12-5, April 22. Finneytown’s winning pitcher was Matt Blauser, and Ben Steinnecker was 2-4 with three RBI and a homerun. • La Salle beat Edgewood 8-1, April 22. La Salle’s winning pitcher was Joel Feldkamp, and Reid Rizzo was 23, hit two triples and had two RBI. • Harrison beat St. Xavier 5-2, April 22. St. X’s Chris Rutz hit a double. • Norwood beat Aiken 177 in five innings, April 22.

More in softball

• Western Hills beat Winton Woods 6-5, April 20. Winton Woods’ Katie Sherman was 2-3. • Finneytown beat Walnut Hills 6-5, April 20. Finneytown’s Lauren Stoecker pitched eight strikeouts, and Alex Voland was 3-4 and had

two RBI. • Woodward beat Aiken 25-12, April 21. • Wyoming beat Finneytown 9-0, April 21. Loveland beat Winton Woods 12-5, April 21. • McAuley beat Ursuline 50, April 21. McAuley’s Jamie Ertel was the winning pitcher, and Melissa Kolb was 2-3, hit a double, scored a homerun and had two RBI. • Cincinnati Country Day beat North College Hill 13-2 in five innings, April 21. • Ursuline beat Finneytown 10-5, April 22. Finneytown’s Ashley Bramble hit a triple. • Taft beat Aiken 27-20, then 9-3 in a double-header, April 22. • St. Bernard beat North College Hill 12-11, April 22. NCH’s Thomason was 3-5 and hit a double.

More in tennis

• St. Xavier’s Devin Bostick beat Sycamore’s Karev 6-0, 6-0 in the second round of second singles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22. • St. Xavier’s Hirsch Matani beat Sycamore’s Stern

6-1, 6-1 in the second round of third singles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22. • St. Xavier’s Jay Fovel and Eric Naugle beat Seven Hills’ Tesmond and Tiao 6-2, 6-0 in the second round of first doubles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22. • St. Xavier’s Leary and Ed Broun beat Mason’s Speier and Heim 6-1, 6-0, in the second round of second doubles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22.

This week in lacrosse

• St. Xavier boys beat Louisville Collegiate 10-7, April 16. St. X.’s Buxzek scored five goals; Bown scored two; and Brill, King and Sabert each scored one goal. St. X advances to 4-2 with the win.


• Roger Bacon beat Edgewood 21-25, 25-17, 25-11, 2521, April 21. • St. Xavier beat Badin 256, 25-12, 25-7, April 22. • La Salle beat Dayton Carroll 25-18, 25-14, 25-13, April 22.

SIDELINES La Salle cheerleading tryouts

LaSalle cheerleading tryouts for the 2010 - 2011 football and basketball season begins from 5-7 p.m., Monday, May 3, at LaSalle High School. This is for the freshman, reserve and varsity squads. Practices will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tryouts will be on Thursday. Go to for more info.

1. If interested, contact Tim Flynn at 283-4937.

Baseball players wanted

Summer fitness camp

A few more players are needed for the Ohio Heat tournament-only 18U baseball team. Players cannot turn 19 before May

Midwest Fitness Camp is having a summer camp from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 7July 30, in the gym area at Sports

Plus, 10765 Reading Road, in Evendale. Every day, the camp focuses on karate, basketball, volleyball, football, cheerleading , soccer, education, arts and crafts and more. Cost is $100 per week. Discounts are available for multi week/children. Register at

Football, cheerleading sign-ups

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Warriors Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization are conducting football and cheerleading signups from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, May 8 and 22 and June 6, in the Winton Woods Middle School cafeteria, 147 Farragut Road, Greenhills. Cost is $100 before June 9, and $120 after June 9. Call Ken Williamson for football at 460-1005, and Andrea Smith for cheerleading at 807-8516.

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Time to nominate Sportsmen of Year More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Year online contest. N o w, it’s time for high school fan bases to rally once again for 2010. Here’s the gameplan: Online readers will select 30 high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15 different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the highest standards both on and off the field. Voting occurs in two waves. Readers can nominate an athlete until April 29 by going to the page and clicking on the yellow/green Community Press Sports-

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Support NCH schools May 4 The city of North College Hill is on a positive path of progress and it is beginning to show. While we are all feeling the effects of a global economy that we basically cannot control, we are proud of the courage and character of our citizens in that together we have persevered and stayed focuses on the future while taking care of the challenges of the present. On May 4, we are being asked to consider an operating levy for the school. Even though this levy will cost an average home owner only 30 to 40 cents a day, it is difficult to ask for an increase at this time. So why is it important, especially now?

That’s an easy one to answer. The one, single most important factor that raises property values, increases community pride, and attracts sold and stable residents is the quality of the school system. The most often asked question by prospective businesses looking for a place to locate is, “How are the schools?” The recent increase in business and residential activity in North College Hill started when we passed the school construction bond issue and collectively sent the message that we, as a community, were serious about our children and our future. During recent years, our schools have come a long way

and are now rated as an effective school district in the state of Ohio. Our students continue to improve and our teachers remain dedicated to their jobs. Now we must send another message that we not only will build the necessary facilities, but we also will provide our kids with the best tools and teachers available. A community is like a quilt made up of a variety of pieces that seemingly are different, but when combined by a common thread results in a beautiful masterpiece created by loving hands and caring hearts. But it is not complete unless all the piece are in place. We all hold the last piece in our hands.

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Please, let’s complete our quilt that we call North College Hill. Please vote for North College Hill schools May 4. Dan Brooks is the mayor of North College Hill. Barbara Graves is president of the North College Hill City School District Board of Education.

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True conservative, fiscally responsible My name is Chris Monzel, a Republican candidate for Hamilton County commissioner. On Tuesday, May 4, the Republican voters in Hamilton County have an opportunity to decide who will best represent the principals and values of our party as county commissioner in the fall election. This election is not just a decision between two candidates. It is a decision on the direction of the Republican Party in Hamilton County and the message put forth. I am a true conservative Republican who is fiscally responsible, believes in individual freedoms, small government, free enterprise and our traditional family values. On the one hand, my opponent represents more of the same, the “go along get along” liberal policies of the county commission. In 2006 she endorsed liberal Democrat David Pepper and actively campaigned to help him win the majority on the county commission for the Democrat Party for the first time in over 40 years. She publicly stated on WLW, that “just because I’m a Republican doesn’t mean anything.” But I strongly disagree. To me, being a Republican does mean something. It means smaller, limited government. It means lower taxes and less government bureaucracy. It means transparency and accountability. It means protecting the unborn and family values. Being a Republican is about this core set of principles and values. This is why I am running for Hamilton County commissioner,

to bring these common sense conservative Chris Monzel values to the commission. Community It’s time for a Press guest change; the columnist. county needs someone who will protect our founding fathers’ principles and values. I am that needed change and this is why I am asking for your vote on May 4. Every year I have been on Cincinnati City Council I have led the fight for the Property Tax Rollback, which has been successful in keeping our taxes low and promoting home ownership I led the fight to kill the trash tax, which was being pushed by the city administration; I believe that citizens shouldn’t pay twice for city services. I also led the fight for the City Charter Amendment, which froze City Council’s automatic pay increases, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars over the past several years. And unlike my opponent, I didn’t have to yell and scream to get things done. On Tuesday, May 4, the voters in Hamilton County have an opportunity to decide who will represent their political party for County Commissioner in the fall elections. They will determine who best represents the principles and values of their party. Please exercise your right to vote. Vote Tuesday, May 4, and if you are a Republican, please vote Monzel! Chris Monzel is a member of the Cincinnati City Council running for Hamilton County Commisisoner.


Costa Rican break

Twelve Winton Woods High School Spanish students spent spring break on an eight-day trip to Costa Rica. They went on canal boat excursions, hiked in the Monteverde Biological Reserve, climbed an active volcano and zip lined through a cloud forest. The students were accompanied on the trip by eight adult chaperones: counselor Kevin Jones and his wife, Judith, counselor Barb Schnitzer, Spanish teacher Chris Gibfried, speech pathologist Kaci Snell, Winton Woods City School District superintendent Dr. Camille Nasbe, former assistant principal Linda Lushbaugh and parent Amy Hernandez. Pictured are, from front left, Asia Hernandez, Janae Sneed, Alicia Higgins, Haleigh Holtman, Maya Smith, Kaci Snell, Emily Cleary, Kylie Schmittou, Iel Freeman and Judith Jones; second row, Amy Hernandez, Vince Greene, Linda Lushbaugh, Kevin Steele, Barb Schnitzer, Camille Nasbe, Sam Kramer and Natalie Riessinger.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Donate to Goodwill

This Earth Day, everyone can take simple steps to be more ecofriendly. Donating gently used clothing and household items to Goodwill is a great way to be green and serve your community at the same time. As you clear out items you no longer need this spring, consider donating them to Goodwill

instead of throwing them away. As an environmental pioneer for more than 94 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill helps divert millions of pounds of items from landfills each year. Your donations fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based services for people with disabilities as well as our nation’s veterans. Your donations of gently used

Get ready for Colerain Relay for Life Recently I have heard many comments from folks in Colerain Township still unsure about what Relay for Life is all about. Relay for Life is not like any other event in the township. We are not another race, but more like a cross country event as we go the distance of 18 hours instead of a short sprint. Why 18 hours? To show cancer doesn't sleep! Teams of eight to10 people or more gather to raise money for the American Cancer Society and vow to have one person walking the track at all times. It takes great support system to help a friend or loved one touched by cancer so the idea of a team coming together to participate in this event is

what fighting cancer is all about! We kick off every event with the survivors taking the first lap, where they are then recognized with a dinner – donated by Bob Evans and Olive Garden restaurants – in their honor located under the main shelter. Last year a 7-year old cancer survivor assisted with the ribbon cutting to kick off the event. To give you an idea on how quick things can change, the grandfather who watched his brave grandson cut the ribbon at last year's event was diagnosed with cancer just a few short months after last year's Relay. Just as the sun begins to set, the lights in the park are turned

out, luminaries are lit and from one side of the park to the other you will hear the solemn notes from the bag pipe as the bag piper takes a quite lap around the track. Pictures are shown on a large projector screen at the amphitheater of those we are there to honor and celebrate. Throughout the evening, there will be games, entertainment, a DJ, and various on-site fund-raisers to keep it fun, interesting. The event is designed to have fun while raising awareness about cancer. There will be a health promotions booth that will have information on where a person can turn to if they have been diagnosed with cancer as well as infor-

mation on prevention. In 2003 my late boyfriend lost his battle with cancer at Michelle the young age Stone of 35. He left Community behind a 10year-old son and Press guest 1 6 - y e a r- o l d columnist daughter just one week shy of her 17th birthday. He never got to teach her how to drive, never stood in awe of her beauty as she went to her first prom. He wasn't there to stand and cheer on her graduation day and will not be there to walk her

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If you go The 15th annual Colerain Relay for Life event beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, May 7, through noon Saturday, May 8, at Colerain Park at 4725 Springdale Road. Get a team together and go the distance or stop in for a couple of hours and support the cause. down the aisle when she decides to marry. This is our chance to celebrate, remember and fight back. This is our community and the event is run solely by volunteers with the help of one American Cancer Society staff partner. If you would like to participate as a sponsor, provide a door prize or form a team, contact me about getting involved at 741-5247. Michelle Stone is co-chair of the Colerain Relay for Life with Sarah Wilzbach.


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The Rev. David Bailey is surrounded by a few of his parishioners and fellow Mount Healthy Alliance volunteers as he sorts through a stack of awards. From left is Ralph Tuttle, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church; Bailey; David Miller and Mike Murphy; a St. Stephen’s member. Bailey replaced Miller as the Alliance president HEIDI FALLON/STAFF

Alliance recognizes volunteers

By Heidi Fallon

Mount Healthy Alliance Inc. honored its own with a volunteer dinner where lasagna and appreciation were on the menu. Dinner at St. Paul United Church of Christ in North College Hill was cooked and served by volunteers from that congregation’s mission team. The Rev. David Bailey, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Springfield Township, said the annual dinner is a way to say thank you to the 200-plus folks who volunteer their time at the Alliance food pantry and in other ways. “It’s a way we can recognize their efforts and all they do for the Alliance,” Bailey, who succeeded David Miller, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, as Alliance president. Ministers and congregation members of 12 churches in Mount Healthy, Springfield and Colerain townships, and North College Hill, make up the Alliance which formed three years ago. The main task of the group is stocking a food pantry housed at Mount Healthy Christian Church. Bailey said the pantry is moving to another area of the church, but still will offer the same types of services. Kathy Lorenz, food pantry director, said a new


Serving up a lasagna dinner for the Mount Healthy Alliance volunteer dinner are, from left, Nancy Ballman, Bonnie Rogers, the Rev. David Bailey, Paul Kluesener and Sonya Heitman. Except for Bailey and Kluesener, all are members of St. Paul United Church of Christ where the dinner is an annual event.


Faye Mayne, left, Colerain Township, and Pat Murphy, Green Township, compare the appetizers they brought to the Mount Healthy Alliance volunteer dinner. pastor on call program has been added to the pantry services. Pat and Mike Murphy, members of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, said they don’t mind the trek from their Green Township home to help with pantry. “It’s a way we can help out and it’s something that makes us feel good,” Mrs. Murphy said, adding they have been volunteering about a year. “We should have done it sooner.” Mount Healthy resident

and Assumption parish volunteer Thelma Kaup said she’s been helping at the pantry since it started. “I feel it’s my obligation as a Christian and I just like doing it,” Kaup said. Lorenz said volunteers range in age “from 90-plus to 7 years old.” “Most of our volunteers are from the member congregations, but we also have folks from the community and some of our clients also volunteer as a way to give back.”


Thelma Kaup, left, gives Kathy Lorenz a helping hand passing out programs for the Mount Healthy Alliance volunteer appreciation dinner. Kaup and Lorenz are both members of the Assumption parish and Lorenz is the food pantry director.

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Painted Pots Week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Clay pots available on Nature Niche’s porch. Participants decorate pots and leave for staff to hang in the trees. Free unless pot is taken home, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road. Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Greenhills.


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 smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive. Get ready for summer and bathing suit season. First class is free. $10. Presented by StrollerFit Inc. 205-9772; Green Township.


Spring Harmony Showcase, 7:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. All-choral concert from McAuley and La Salle’s vocal ensembles, McAuley’s chorus and La Salle’s chorale. $5. 681-1800. College Hill.


Bike Night, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Portion of parking lot reserved for motorcycles only. Includes music, beer, vendors and food. Benefits weekly local charity. Free. 923-9464. Colerain Township.


Heirloom Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Plants grown by Diamond Oaks Career Development Center students. Sale continues until all plants are sold. Vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 3 0


Painted Pots Week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Free unless pot is taken home, vehicle permit required. 5217275. Colerain Township.


Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar, 5872 Cheviot Road. Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 9231300; White Oak.


New Introductory Course on Buddhism, 7-8 p.m., Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery and Cultural Center, 3046 Pavlova Drive. Resident teachers discuss fundamental principals of Buddhism and meditation for beginners and highlight importance of spirituality in life and way to integrate teachings in daily life. Each session on different subject. Includes Q&A at end of session. Free. 385-7116; Colerain Township.

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Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., No Worries, 7958 Harrison Ave. 353-5555. Colerain Township.


Fantastic Farm Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road. Hands-on educational activities and live demonstrations. Includes goat milking, sheep shearing, vegetable planting and more. Pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Free, vehicle permit required. Large groups call 521-3276, ext. 100 in advance. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276. Springfield Township.


Oklahoma, 7 p.m., Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road. Classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Family friendly. $10, $7 advance. 385-6424, ext. 2082. Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1

CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road. Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. Through Nov. 21. 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. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Colerain Township. FOOD & DRINK

Community Cookout, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marsh Supermarket, 693 Northland Blvd., Hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and Bibles. Free. Presented by Forest Dale Church of Christ. 825-7171; www. Forest Park.


1964 the Tribute, 8-10:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave. Theatre. Beatles tribute band. $28.50. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 4840157; College Hill.


Sanctus Real, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. Doors open 6:30 p.m. With Addison Road. Above the Golden State and Me in Motion. $30 VIP; $16, $13 advance. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Blooming Fun Weekend, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road. Includes planting wildflowers in painted pots, tie-dye project, decorating a flower cookie, wildflower hike, refreshments and more. Nominal fee to take home crafts. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

Oklahoma, 7 p.m., Colerain High School, $10, $7 advance. 385-6424, ext. 2082. Colerain Township.


International Combat Events, 8 p.m., Metropolis, 125 Cincinnati Mills Drive. Mixed martial arts extreme cage fighting. Featuring Diane Hooper, Bill Waters, Kyle Ayers, Daniel Willoughby, Dallas Rice, Nick Ayers and others. Doors open at 7 p.m. $25-$50. 7594488; Forest Park. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 9467755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7755; Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Diamond Squares, 5-8:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC Karaoke Idol Contest, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road. Doors open 6 p.m. Ages 21 and up to enter contest. Kitchen and bar open. Free. Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. 728-5335. Greenhills.


Challenging Performances Series, 3 p.m., Northern Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 460 Fleming Road. Dr. Moisés Ruiz de Gauna, piano. Reception follows concert. $10, free for children and student musicians with ID. Presented by Challenging Performances. 761-2568. Springfield Township.


Blooming Fun Weekend, Noon-4 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township. Secret Identity Hike, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. One-mile hike following clues to find the secret identities on wildlife, wildflowers and trees along the Great Oaks Trail. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve’s annual Blooming Fun Weekend is this weekend from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2. Activities include planting wildflowers in painted pots, a tie-dye project, decorating a flower cookie, wildflower hike, refreshments and more. There is a nominal fee to take home crafts. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit Olivia DeVaney is pictured adding soil to a pot she picked from a tree during a previous Blooming Fun Weekend.


Oklahoma, 2 p.m., Colerain High School, $10, $7 advance. $5 seniors. 385-6424, ext. 2082. Colerain Township.

Continentals Round Dance Club, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; North College Hill. Change-NCH Meeting, 7 p.m., North College Hill City Hall, 1704 W. Galbraith Road. Presented by Change-NCH Service Organizational. 931-6944. North College Hill.




Outdoor Archery, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road. Registration required online by April 30. Basics of shooting a compound bow plus target practice. Archers must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. With certified archery instructor. Adult must accompany ages 8-17. $15. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.


Caregivers Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road. For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Baby-sitting with advance notice. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3


Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road. No dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth soled shoes. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.


Veterans Benefits Information, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Information for veterans, spouses, widows and dependents. Presented by Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission. 946-3300. North College Hill.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.

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Remarkable Resume Roundup, 1-3 p.m., True North Achievement Center, 650 Northland Blvd., Suite 100, Meet one-on-one with certified career coach and resume expert and receive feedback from peers during roundtable discussion. Family friendly. $69.95. Reservations required. Presented by ProTrain True North. 825-1555; Forest Park.


Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave. For those responsible for the care of an elderly or disabled loved one. Registration required. Presented by Caregiver Assistance Network. 929-4483. North College Hill.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, $6. 929-2427. Greenhills.


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, $4. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.


Bike Night, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 923-9464. Colerain Township.

Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave. Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Mount Healthy.


Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; Green Township.


Partner Golf League, 2:30-5:45 p.m., Beech Creek Golf Course, 1831 Hudepohl Lane. Team of two play nine holes of golf each week and compete against other partners. $19. Registration required. 522-8700. Mount Healthy. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 4 PROVIDED

Cirque du Soleil - Alegria comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center Thursday, April 29, through Sunday, May 2. Pictured is the tribal and magical Fire-Knife Dance from a previous performance. “Alegria” is a mood piece about the passage of time, youth, old age and the handing down of power. It features artists using trapeze, hand balancing, manipulation and clowns and singers. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 29-30 and May 1; 3:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1; and 1 and 5 p.m. May 2. Tickets are $97-$42 for adults and $78-$34 for ages 2-12; plus fees. Visit


Citizens Making a Difference in College Hill Meeting, 7 p.m., St. Clare Church, 1443 Cedar Ave. 541-2100. College Hill.


Council Meetings, 7 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 825-2100. Greenhills.


See Olympic silver medalists Qing Pang and Jian Tong, pictured, skate with Smuckers Stars on Ice at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at U.S. Bank Arena. Also on the tour are 2010 Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, 2010 Olympian Jeremy Abbott, silver medalist Sasha Cohen, World Champion Todd Eldredge, bronze medalist Michael Weiss and more. Tickets are $26.50-$131.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


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April 28, 2010


Dealing with our Whatifs and Worries

“Last night while I lay thinking here, some Whatifs crawled inside my ear, and pranced and partied all night long, and sang their same old Whatif song:… Whatif I start to cry? Whatif I get sick and die? … Whatif nobody likes me? Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?” In this poem in, “A Light in the Attic,” author Shel Silverstein describes many of the worries that beset childhood minds. But don’t forget that the Whatifs grow up with us. For even as adults we have our own Whatifs crawling inside our ears at night, don’t we? For us, their content is different. They suggest such other things such as, “Whatif our love doesn’t last? Whatif the kids grow up too fast? Whatif my job is lost? Whatif I get a rotten boss? Whatif that ache is something serious? Whatif I age and become delirious?

Whatif I didn’t lock the house? Whatif I’m left by my spouse?” Worries are a constantly buzzing around our heads. If we Father Lou take them seriGuntzelman ously, they destroy peace of Perspectives mind, develop suspicions, and diminish enjoyment. They always threaten us with woeful events allegedly waiting around the corner. It doesn’t matter that studies show 80 percent of our worries never happen. Then we worry that the studies are wrong – especially in our case. What to do about handling our worries? First, make the distinction between angst and anxiety. Angst is the German word for the

anticipatory dread that is present in all of us as we recognize just how vulnerable we are. Angst is existential, which means it comes along with existing as a human being. Though we develop strategies to avoid it, there is no person who avoids all worries. So, what to do? For one thing, do not deny the fact that some stress or angst comes along with the living of life. As analyst James Hollis Ph.D. states, “An acceptance of this angst as normal is healthy; its denial is pathological, and will sooner or later result in some lifeestranging behavior, or worse, the trivialization of the journey.” Anxiety, on the other hand, is a free-floating condition which may be activated by almost any specific event in our lives: such as giving a speech before a large crowd, going through an important interview, a court appearance,

a medical operation, a wedding ceremony, etc. Its intensity is partly determined by one’s particular history. The more unsettled one’s family of origin, cultural setting, or environment was, the more anxiety is usually experienced. Beneath an anxiety one is going through there is usually buried a thread that reaches back to a childhood fear. It’s greatly advantageous to us to discover our early fear that still exercises such power over us. To be free entirely of angst or anxiety in our lives is unrealistic. That’s good to remember as we try to contain our worries. It also enables us to have a certain compassion for not only for ourselves but also for others. To possibly alleviate anxiety, someone has remarked that we already know the worst that can happen to us. We will die someday. Can we

be aware of that and still live as fully as possible all the days and years God gives us? Hollis believes we can help ourselves in dealing with our worried anxiety if we (1) accept the normality of anxiety, (2) seek the roots of the identifiable fears in our anxiety, then (3) simply do the best we can in living our lives fully, and forgive the rest. We are more important than what we fear. A great move toward personal liberation is accomplished when we can acknowledge our existential angst directly, know ourselves to be fragile beings clinging to a spinning planet hurtling through space, and at the same time be grateful for such a grand ride. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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I’ve reported on this in the past but feel compelled to do it again because I’m seeing several companies advertising for air duct cleaning. The ads say the companies will clean your air ducts for as little as $39 or $49. But, the need for such cleaning is very questionable. Brent Melvin responded to one such ad for his Amelia house and now says he regrets it. “When I was on the phone I asked them about the ad, about it being $49, and she said, ‘Yes, $49, for the number of vents,’ ” said Melvin. After he ordered the cleaning and the technicians came to his house, they immediately began working and then presented a bill. “They really didn’t explain the bill but said it’s $2,000 to get everything done,” he said. Melvin objected to the cost, which covered everything from cleaning mold they said they found on a brand-new humidifier to cleaning dust mites. The technician then wrote up another bill. Melvin said the technician told him, “Well, if all you want is what we did then it’s going to cost this much.” That price was about

$590, and Melvin says he told them that was still way too high. “I said four or Howard Ain five times, Hey Howard! I said, ‘I don’t have that kind of money,’ ” he said. Melvin said the charge came as quite a surprise. “I said, ‘If I would have known before you did this I wouldn’t have had this done – because that’s why I called you was the ad for $49.’ He said, ‘Well that’s what we did.’ ” Reluctantly, Melvin said he ended up paying $553, because that’s as low as the supervisor on the phone would approve. “I felt like I was kind of forced and I couldn’t say, ‘OK, well leave.’ They were already packing up and getting ready to leave after they did the job,” he said. Later, Melvin inspected the air ducts and found uncovered holes – and vents that will no longer fit into the duct work. “I guess they didn’t put this vent back on and they broke it off and didn’t say anything. I couldn’t put it back up so I just put duct tape over the hole they left,” he said.

Under Ohio law you must be given an estimate for the cost of the work to be performed. The estimate can be either written, oral, or you can sign that you don’t want to get any estimate at all. You just can’t be given a bill after the work is already done. In addition, Ohio law requires you to get a tear-off cancellation form with the contract – a form you send back to the firm within three days if you wish to cancel. Melvin didn’t get a tearoff cancellation form so I told him to write the company and cancel now. He did that and has now received all his money back. The company is also paying for another firm to come over and repair the problems caused by the duct cleaning company. You need to know the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. It said studies show dust adheres to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. In fact, the EPA does not recommend air ducts be cleaned routinely. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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April 28, 2010

Eat like a horse with Derby Day recipes I guess it’s a matter of perception. When I talk about my little patch of heaven here in Clermont County, someone will usually come up and ask to visit “the farm.” I have to laugh, because the word “farm” never enters my vocabulary, since we don’t own one. Yes, our home sits at the end of an old country road, but unlike some of the homes on the road, ours is fairly new.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

A n d you can see my clothes hanging on the line from the highway opposite our field.

Although we grow a whole lot of different kinds of produce and have a nice

amount of fruit trees, we don’t have a country estate. The whole point is you don’t need a plow and the lower 40 to create your own Garden of Eden.

Legendary hot brown

From the Brown Hotel in Louisville. This is the real deal – I called the hotel and verified the recipe. They were so accommodating. I don’t know if I can wait until Derby Day to make


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Ingredients (Makes two hot browns):

2 ounces butter (1/4 cup) 2 ounces all-purpose flour (1/2 cup) 1 quart heavy cream (I’d use whipping cream) 1 ⁄2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish Salt and pepper to taste 14 ounces sliced roasted turkey breast 2 slices of Texas toast (crust trimmed) 4 slices of crispy bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half Paprika and parsley In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk whipping cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about two to three minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. For each Hot Brown, place one slice of toast in an oven safe dish and cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take the two halves of Roma tomato and set them alongside the base of turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mornay sauce to com-

pletely cover the dish. Sprinkle with additional Pecorino Romano cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.

Mint juleps

Make a simple syrup: combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a generous 1⁄2 cup roughly chopped spearmint leaves in a pan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain. Fill your frozen goblets (or even regular glasses, not frozen) with crushed ice and pour about 4 ounces good bourbon and 1⁄4 cup mint syrup in each. Go to taste on this! Top each with a sprig of mint and a straw which has been trimmed to barely come up to the top of the cups.

More Derby recipes

Go to Rita’s column online at for her clone of the beloved Kentucky Derby pie.

Rick Bayless’ Mexican chimichurri sauce

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo coming up. Rick is one of the most talented chefs I’ve met. One of my favorites during a class he taught for me was a delicious grilled

Rita on the radio

Each Thursday morning at 7:20 on Sacred Heart Radio 740AM, I talk with Brian Patrick about Bible herbs and foods. This week it’s how to make a Mary Garden. Visit for all the good info plus relevant recipes. shrimp marinade that doubled as a dipping sauce. Here’s how Rick did it: Set a dry skillet over medium heat. Lay 1⁄2 head of unpeeled garlic cloves and 3 serrano chilies in the pan. Roast, turning frequently, for about 10 minutes for the chilies and 15 minutes for the garlic, or until soft and blotchy brown in spots. Let cool until they can be handled, and then slip the skins off the garlic and pull the stems off the chilies and, wearing rubber gloves, roughly chop (no need to remove the seeds). Place in a food processor along with 1 bunch each cilantro and parsley (lower stems removed), 1⁄2 cup olive oil, and up to 2 teaspoons salt. Process until nearly smooth (it will be pasty). Remove 1⁄3 cup and stir in 3 tablespoons water. This will be your extra sauce for dipping, whatever. Use the remaining sauce to brush on shrimp, poultry, beef, etc. and grill as desired. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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BRIEFLY Galbraith Road will be closed between Daly and Winton Roads beginning Monday, May 3. Water main installation and roadway construction will be performed by Mount Pleasant Blacktopping. Work is expected to last until Oct. 29. Any problems/questions should be directed to Brian Moore with Mount Pleasant at 513-874-3777 or to Dan Jones with the Hamilton County Engineer at 513-946-8430. Local traffic will be maintained eastbound. The suggested detour for westbound traffic: Winton Road to North Bend Road to Daly Road. For more information on the project, go to This project is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. For more information, go to

Board Workshop

The Finneytown Board of Education will meet in a work session at 5:30 p.m. Thurs-

day, May 6, in the Administrative Office Conference Room 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace The board will discuss financial matters.

Park closed

The North College Hill Recreation Department is announcing that Schaepper Park will be closed beginning May 1, 2010. The closure is to allow new playground equipment to be installed. The park will remained closed for approximately 2 months.”

Open houses

North College Hill City School District will hold open houses on Sunday, May 2, from 4-6 p.m. at the JuniorSenior High School, Clovernook Elementary, Goodman Elementary and Becker Elementary. New schools are being constructed and will be occupied in August 2010. The North College Hill JuniorSenior High School, including the Van Zandt building, will be abandoned at the end of this school year and demolished in July. Clovernook Elemen-

tary School will be transferred to the city of North College Hill in June as part of a property exchange. Becker Elementary School will be abandoned and demolished in October and current plans are for the land to remain ball fields and green space. Goodman Elementary School will become the district central office in August.

Musical times

“Fifty Years of Musical Theatre at North College Hill” will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in the Performing Arts Center, 1620 W. Galbraith Road

Park art

The Hilltop Artists are celebrating 53 years together at this year’s Hilltop Art Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 1, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 2. at Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods. The Hilltop Artist’s objective is to promote an active interest in fine arts while maintaining a standard of excellence through the years.

The artists will be at the show to answer questions and light refreshments will be served.

Homes sought

Cindy Marcou, exchange coordinator for the EF Foundation for Foreign Study at Winton Woods High School, is currently seeking families interested in hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2010-2011 school year. Students are available from Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand. Student applications are available to review and prospective families can speak to students currently at Winton Woods High School from Germany, Spain, Japan and Thailand. For more information, call Marcou at 522-3264.

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American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the prob-

lem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call

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1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks

volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-today non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.

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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to either Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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– needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit Email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, control-

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ling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. To submit your volunteer needs for this column, either e-mail, fax 248-1938, or mail the information to: Volunteers, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH, 45140.


Salad add-ons will turn your lettuce’s head on our watering. And now you’re ready to plant! (Feel free to use natural fertilizers as well!) 3) So what do you put in your salad bowl add-ons containers? Try growing Upland cress, dill, radicchio, arugula, basil, parsley, chives, mixed greens, mustard greens and of course, my favorite, cilantro. Any of those greens which can be added to a salad bowl of lettuce will work. 4) Plant your add-ons closer than you would normally, keeping in mind you’ll be harvesting these on a regular basis. Many of your plants are “cut and come again,” which means as your remove or harvest the young leaves, more will re-grow later. So by planting several containers, you can rotate your harvesting from basket to basket. 5) Water your plants in well, and water as needed

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Bessie Coleman, an AfricanAmerican flyer who predates Amelia Earhart. Her PBS television credits include “Dooley and Friends” and “Mountain Shadow: Four Appalachian Women Artists.” Radio credits include NPR station WMMR. She is featured in the Urban Appalachian Council’s traveling exhibit, Perceptions of Home. One of Cincinnati’s most popular family events – the Appalachian Festival – will be transforming Coney Island into a mountain-life village with down home

bluegrass music, handmade crafts, artisan demonstrators, storytelling, a pioneer village, mouth watering food and educational exhibits. Festival hours are: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday, May 7; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, May 8, and 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Sunday, May 9. Fantastic Friday special pricing: $4 adults, $2 seniors and kids; Saturday and Sunday pricing: adults $8, seniors (55plus) $4, children 4-11 $2, Children 3 & under free. Parking $6 For details, go to www.




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Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

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Traditional Service: 9:30am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:15am Sunday School: 10:30am

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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Omope Carter Daboiku is looking forward to Mother’s Day weekend. The North College Hill resident – a well known professional teller of tales – will be on stage at the Appalachian Festival May 7 and 8 sharing mountain stories. Daboiku has been affiliated with the Ohio Arts Council as an artist-in-education since 1990 and was among the first artists chosen for the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Artists on Tour program. As an actress, she received rave reviews for her creation and portrayal of



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The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are offering religious and lay people an opportunity to experience local ministries that are changing the world. Participants in the Immersion Experience, July 14 through July 17, will visit sites to learn first-hand how people in the community work for peace, justice and the environment. In addition to the site visits, social and environmental issues will be explored through prayer, observation, reflection, analysis and interactive discussion. Site visits: • EarthConnection, a 3,900-square-foot sustainable environmental center dedicated to Earth-healing programs and volunteer opportunities. • Peaslee Neighborhood Center, a “place that seeks to welcome and nurture the involvement of neighborhood folk in building a stronger, healthier community where education, cultural and political awareness grow.” • Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, “a coalition of faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to address concerns focusing on economic justice, women's issues, human rights, racial equality, peace and the environment.” • Working in Neighborhoods, staff and volunteers work side-by-side with low and moderate-income residents helping to shape communities and increase home ownership in the Greater Cincinnati area. The cost is $125 per person, which includes room, board and transportation to ministry sites. Teachers can receive 30 contact hours from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools Office for participating in the Immersion Experience. Scholarships are available. Registration deadline is May 15. For more information, e-mail

throughout the Ron Wilson s p r i n g season. In the garden Come late May/early June, many of these greens will begin to poop out, and at that time, your can remove the greens, and replant these planters with your favorite herbs. Then you’ll have fresh herbs to harvest, all summer long. As most of these greens do best during cooler temperatures, “salad bowl addons” can also be planted in August for late summer and fall harvests. Some of the best crops may be achieved by fall plantings. Enjoy! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. You can reach him at columns@community


A plain old lettuce salad can be pretty boring. But in today’s produce sections of the grocery, you’ll find bags of mixed greens to add a little extra something to your lettuce salad. And typically, these bags aren’t cheap. Well guess what? You can grow most of these greens, and you can do it in a pot on your own back porch! I call them my “salad bowl add-ons,” and it’s really simple to do. Here’s how: 1) Get yourself two or three (or more), 12- to 14inch wide shallow containers, always making sure they have good drainage. Plastic bowls, bushel baskets, anything close will do just fine. 2) Fill your containers with a good grade potting mix, a little Osmocote for a gradual feeding, and some Soil Moist to help cut down

April 28, 2010

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

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


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PRESBYTERIAN 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

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

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

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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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“Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553


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6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages




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Viola Conrady

Viola Neu Conrady, 89, formerly of Mount Healthy, died April 18. Survived by husband Francis Conrady; sons Jim (Christine), Bob (Sandra), Ed Conrady; sister Irene Neu-Jones; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Marie Lauber, William Neu. Services were April 26 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Neidhard-Gillen Funeral Home. Memorials to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or the Special Olympics.

Anna Oliver

April 28, 2010

Anna Hunley Oliver, 96, died April 20. Survived by children Burton (Carolyn), Ronald (Sharon) Oliver, Carol Hauck; grandchildren Nicholas Hauck, Mark, Daniel Oliver, Pamela Hess; great-grandchildren Brittney, Brandyn, Alex, Craig, Nathan, Meghan, Jeremiah, Johnathan; sister Helen Ruch; son-in-law John Hauck. Preceded in death by husband Burton Oliver, grandchildren R. Scott, Beth Oliver, sister Edith Smith. Services were April 22 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Melvin Rueger

Melvin G. Rueger, 92, College Hill, died April 21. He served as a probate judge for 18 years, previously serving as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas and as a Hamilton County prosecutor. He was a Rueger Navy veteran of World War II, 32nd degree Mason, charter member of the Miami View Golf Club Hall of Fame, Western Hills High School Maroon Award winner and member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He also created Delhi Park and the auditorium at Miami Whitewater Forest is named after him. Survived by wife Mabel Rueger; children Barbara Steers, James (Jeanne) Rueger; grandchildren Kellie (Eric) Vogelpohl, Jamie, Jodie, Julie Rueger; great-grandchildren Tyler, Emily, Nathan, Abbey. Preceded in death by daughter Beverly Rueger, brothers Harris, Walter (Marilyn) Rueger. Services were April 24 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Arrange-


About obituaries Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 8536262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 2424000 for pricing details. ments by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Cincinnati or Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Thelma Shock

Thelma Simons Shock, 89, died April 16. Survived by daughters Crystal Jones and Sherry Prows; grandchildren Melanie, Jayson, Aaron, Greg, Olivia; great-grandchildren Brooke, Ethan, Whitney, Madyson, Logan, Aaron; siblings Frank, Deloris, Martha. Preceded in death by husbands Chester Champ, Walter Shock. Services were April 21 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.



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Don Ruberg was an Elder, XU fixture Gannett News Service Donald J. Ruberg crafted a storybook sports career at Elder High School, Xavier University and beyond. Those who knew Ruberg said the man himself was even more impressive. Ruberg, whose resume included time as Xavier University men’s basketball head coach (1963-67), died Thursday after recent health problems that included pneumonia. Ruberg, of Monfort Heights, was 81. “People that knew him said he was a great coach and athlete but an even better person,” said Ruberg’s son, Don Ruberg Jr. “He was a fine Christian gentleman. He had players that called him to this day.” Ruberg Sr., a 1947 Elder graduate nicknamed “Ruby,” was all-city in both basketball and baseball for the Panthers. Ruberg later starred in both sports at Xavier University. Ruberg then pitched briefly in the Cleveland Indians organization before being called into the armed forces. After serving in the Korean War, Ruberg returned to Elder to teach and coach basketball and baseball. As Elder baseball coach from 1954-56, Ruberg’s teams went 66-9 and won two Ohio state titles. His 1956 basketball team won

the GCL title. In 1956, Ruberg became an assistant basketball coach and head baseball coach at Xavier University. As an XU assistant basketball coach, Ruberg was part of Jim McCafferty’s 1958 NIT championship team. McCafferty said at the time: “Don was extremely skilled at watching the execution of both teams and passing on suggestions.” Ruberg followed McCafferty as XU head basketball coach, and Ruberg compiled a 52-51 overall record from 1963-67. After resigning from the XU basketball job, Ruberg entered the insurance business with friend Dave Hils. Ruberg retired in the mid1990s. Tom Ballaban, a Xavier University contemporary of Ruberg and a former St. Xavier High School football coach, said Thursday: “Anything anybody could say about Don Ruberg was flattery. He treated everybody the same.” Chris Mack, the current XU men’s basketball coach, said he saw Ruberg at several XU functions. “He was always really kind to me,” Mack said. \“He said to just be yourself. I think people who really knew him all said he was such a nice guy, that he really cared about others.”






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Ruberg Elder athletic director Dave Dabbelt said Ruberg remained a staunch supporter of the school, including work on various committees. “He had a phenomenal memory of people and events from Elder history,” Dabbelt said. Ruberg was inducted into the Buddy LaRosa’s High School Hall of Fame and is in the Xavier athletic Hall of Fame, among many honors. As a youth, Ruberg also played on nationally recognized Bentley Post American Legion baseball teams. Ruberg is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose Mary Ruberg; children Don Jr., Steve, Mark, Dan and Mary (Doyle); 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was April 26 at St. Lawrenece Church. Memorial may be made to St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave, 45205, Elder High School Don Ruberg Scholarship Fund 3900 Vincent Ave, 45205 or La Salle High School Don and Rose Mary Scholarship Fund, 3091 North Bend Road, 45239. Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Hamilton R. Hodges, born 1973, felonious assault, 1341 W. North Bend Road, April 17. Oscar Ayers, born 1977, disorderly conduct, 5835 Hamilton Ave., April 15. Stephon Stinson, born 1991, carrying a concealed weapon knife, falsification and breaking and entering, 5804 Hamilton Ave., April 15. Dale Berry, born 1958, trafficking, 5540 Belmont Ave., April 13. Darnell Christman, born 1986, disorderly conduct, 1550 Cedar Ave., April 14. Elijah Stubblefield, born 1984, possession of open flask, 5100 Hamilton Ave., April 18. Malinda Harris, born 1971, assault, 6018 Lantana Ave., April 13. Tyrone Hope, born 1945, alcoholic beverages in park, 6425 Daly Road, April 6.

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Honorable mention

Roger Bacon High School sophomore Meghan Finke of College Hill received an honorable mention in the fiction category in the 14th annual High School Writing Contest sponsored by the College of Mount St. Joseph. Over 140 students from 27 high schools submitted work in the categories of fiction, personal essay and poetry. Mount faculty and students served as judges, selecting the three best pieces submitted in each category. In addition to receiving a certificate and a check for $50, Finke had the opportunity to read a portion of her work at the awards ceremony and have it published in Lions-on-Line, the Mount’s literary magazine. Finke is pictured with her English teacher, Julie Vehorn.

1076 Loiska Lane: Maximus Investors Group Inc. to Godfrey, Michael; $88,000. 1157 Groesbeck Road: Vinson, Jennifer L. to Litton Loan Servicing LP; $40,000. 1333 North Bend Road: Buchanan, Dianne M. to J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA; $78,000. 1419 Elkton Place: Tristate Holdings Inc. to Smith, Coy and Charles F. Noland; $37,000. 1419 Elkton Place: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Tristate Holdings Inc.; $33,000. 5930 Piqua Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ellis, Karim Tr.; $14,000. 6550 Oak Knoll Drive: Bell, Charles W. III and Jeannette to HSBC Bank USA NA Tr.; $46,000. 912 Venetian Terrace: Toney, Lorenzo to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $60,000. 1307 Cedar Ave.: Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Tr. to Working In Neighborhoods; $16,000. 2181 North Bend Road: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $35,000. 5908 Cary Ave.: Tristate Holdings Inc. to MPKP Realty Inc.; $29,000. 5908 Cary Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Tristate Holdings Inc.; $25,900. 6098 Pawnee Drive: Mason, Yolanda

to Flagstar Bank FSB; $60,000. 6399 Heitzler Ave.: Long, Nancy A. to Long, John B.; $60,000. 6510 Edwood Ave.: Clapper, Julia to Goebel, Margaret H.; $125,000. 6638 Orleans Court: Buckley, Timothy to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $74,000.


11511 Oxfordshire Lane: Household Realty Corp. to Taylor, Jessica; $87,975. 11773 Elkwood Drive: Back, Benjamin T. and Alisha R. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $52,000. 11926 Hamden Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Reerf Ltd.; $67,500. 12115 Hitchcock Drive: Greenstone Developers LLC to Mullins, Deborah M.; $106,995. 1355 Karahill Drive: J&M Investment Properties LLC to Moore-Hawkins, Ewaniki A. M. and Brandon L. Hawkins; $113,000. 711 Carlsbad Road: Mitchell, James G. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $77,000. 814 Fairborn Road: Berrymore, Patricia A. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $102,932. 962 Glasgow Drive: Morris, Gwen to Lawson, Koku B. and Ayele A.; $105,000. Ring Road: Mills Forest Fair LLC to Cincinnati Holding Co. LLC; $4,753,040.

Winton Road: Mills Forest Fair LLC to Cincinnati Holding Co. LLC; $4,753,040. 1047 Cincinnati Mills Drive: Mills Forest Fair LLC to Cincinnati Holding Co. LLC; $4,753,040. 11408 Farmington Road: RBS Citizens NA to Key Stone Property Management LLC; $57,900. 11773 Holgate Drive: Bryant, Cornelius and Rita to Paramount Property Group LLC; $54,000. 1273 Komura Court: Frey, Mark A. and Milana R. Sutton to Bray, Jeff; $45,000. 1441 Kelvin Court: McMullen, Joseph M. and Sheila L. to Breitfelder, Russell W. and Amy; $137,900. 818 Cascade Road: Copeland, Tyronne O. and Amy Sue to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $50,000. 828 Kemper Road: Shrout, Goldia to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $40,000. 943 Harrogate Court: Schlotterbeck, Denise Tr. to James, Malita; $109,500. 990 Kemper Meadow Drive: Burgess, William L. and Rachel A. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $137,400.

2322 Raeburn Terrace: Kemen, Minette to Silbernagel, Matthew M. and Leslie A.; $164,840. 2432 North Bend Road: Little, Lillian M. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $48,000. 2537 Kipling Ave.: Lysaght, Jeremy M. and Patricia J. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $18,000. 2635 Jessup Road: Sheppard, Jeff and Carmen Shreve to Bank of New York Tr.; $78,000. 5585 Goldenrod Drive: Cann, Karen and Christopher to Colonial Savings FA; $68,000.



129 Ireland Ave.: Starkey, Jacqueline to Wilson, Donald B. and Michele Sullivan; $125,000. 141 Junefield Ave.: Muehlenhard, Dennis G. Tr. to Rider, Mary N.P.; $116,000.

POLICE REPORTS From page B8 Dominic Brown, born 1980, trafficking, 2701 Hillvista Lane, April 13. Gregory Jeffries, born 1983, burglary, 5890 Shadymist Lane, April 14. Shay Lewis, born 1989, obstruction of official business, 5804 Monfort Hills Ave., April 16. Avina Grier, born 1991, menacing, 5111 Colerain Ave., April 14. David Harris, born 1984, domestic violence, 2978 Highforest Lane, April 15. Ronald McCloud, born 1979, aggravated menacing, assault and obstruction of official business, 5369 Bahama Terrace, April 13. Terry Walker, born 1972, assault and domestic violence, 5470 Bahama Terrace, April 15.

Incidents Aggravated burglary

2986 Highforest Lane, April 9.

Aggravated robbery

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Breaking and entering

1722 W. North Bend Road, April 15.


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2568 W. North Bend Road, April 13. 2701 Hillvista Lane, April 13. 5368 Bahama Terrace, April 15. 5369 Bahama Terrace, April 13. 6018 Lantana Ave., April 13.


Reported on West North Bend Road, April 14.


1148 Groesbeck Road, April 12. 6029 Lantana Ave., April 11.

Road, April 6. Residence entered at 484 Dewdrop, April 8. Residence entered and TV, music system and radio of unknown value removed at 720 Carlbad, April 11.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

Window of business damaged at 12105 Omniplex, April 11.

Breaking and entering

Criminal damaging Domestic violence

Beauty Center reported money stolen at 6600 Hamilton Ave., April 7.

Male reported at Chase Plaza, April 6.

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Victim reported at 11028 Ashburn Road, April 7.


Gift cards valued at $420 removed at 1199 Smiley Ave., April 7. Jewelry valued at $900 removed at 24 Versailes, April 6. Victim reported at 1112 Kemper Meadow, April 8.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations

Salim Williams, 29, 1946 Bising Ave., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., April 6. Cody Burton, 27, 6801 Dearmand



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, 729-1300.

6121 Belleair Place woman reported medicine stolen at 6918 Hamilton Ave., April 10.


Woman reported cell phone stolen at 1635 Joseph Court, March 19. Tom's Drive Thru reported merchandise stolen at 1906 W. Galbraith Road, March 20. Woman reported money stolen at 1385 W. Galbraith Road, March 24. Man reported GPS stolen from vehicle at 6912 Dianna Drive, March 26. Kroger reported $15 in beer stolen at 7132 Hamilton Ave., March 27.

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Hamilton Avenue: Hazelhurst Acquisitions LLC to MHP Holdings Hazelhurst Ltd.; $1,500. 7944 Elizabeth St.: Crawley, Charles F. and Jennifer N. to Dove, Roger and Barbara J.; $110,000.

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Woman reported vehicle damaged at 7 Columbine Court, April 11. Man reported vehicle damaged at 1848 Bising Ave., April 7.

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Dujane Todd, 24, 576 Martin Luther King Drive, receiving stolen property at 800 block of West Galbraith Road, April 2. Stephanie Feltzner, 32, 6300 Daly Road, assault at 6300 Daly Road, April 4. Brian Klenk, 33, 5041 Wesley Ave., theft at 11952 Hamilton Ave., April 3. Ashley Sears, 18, 8775 Cabot Drive, domestic violence at 8775 Cabot Drive, April 3. Richard Ridde, 28, 217 W. 12th St., criminal trespassing at 9600 block of Gertrude Lane, April 3. Lamar Graves, 23, 1556 Meredith Drive, theft, criminal trespassing at 1556 Meredith Drive, April 1. Juvenile, assault at Miles Road, March 31. Juvenile, assault at Miles Road, March 31. Robert Jones, 50, 10829 Maplehill Drive, assault at 10829 Maplehill Drive, March 31.

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1124 Groesbeck Road, April 12. 2567 W. North Bend Road, April 12. 2600 W. North Bend Road, April 14. 2992 Highforest Lane, April 14. 5800 Hamilton Ave., April 11. 5816 Salvia Ave., April 15. 6025 Argus Road, April 15.


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Christa Jones, 21, 420 Fallert, obstructing official business at 11967 Chase Plaza, April 11. Dwayne Smith, 21, 11553 Gerity, felonious assault at 11434 Islandale Drive, April 10. Cortez Holloway, 55, 1922 Westwood Northern Blvd., domestic violence at 11768 Hamlet, April 6. Alan Price, 46, 1956 Lotushill Drive, obstructing official business at Waycross and Hanover, April 6.

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April 28, 2010

Residents clean up with citywide yard sale By Rob Dowdy

There are big yard sales, and then there are those yard sales that encompass the entire city. The Forest Park Citywide Yardsale will be Saturday, May 1. The annual city event will feature about 110 homes throughout the city selling a wide variety of items. Wright Gwyn, environmental awareness director for Forest Park, said the citywide yard sale also allows residents to sell items at Kemper Meadow Park if they don’t want to host a sale on their lawns. Shoppers will also be able to find bargains at the Winton House, where tenants will be selling items as well as refreshments. “We’ve got a little bit of everything,” Gwyn said. “It’s a great community thing.” While residents will likely pocket any money they make

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During the Forest Park Citywide Yardsale, shoppers can patrol more than 100 homes throughout the city in search of good deals on gently used items. from a concession stand at the church, will go toward the foundation. However, any money made from residents in the spots will be theirs to keep. “We’re not asking them for donations … but it gives them the opportunity to make money,” Fuller said. Gwyn said the city has created a map dividing For-

With the Forest Park Citywide Yardsale just around the corner, homes will soon have a variety of items on sale in their driveways and front yards.




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Marine Corps Pvt. Jeremy W. Bowles, a 2008 graduate of North College Hill High School, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.


Army Pvt. Devin M. Williams has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Williams is the son of Carolyn Taylor, he is a 2009 graduate of Hughes High School.


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