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Forest Park used its annual Arbor Day tree planting ceremony to make the community aware of the emerald ash borer, as well its successful run as a Tree City U.S.A.

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Nook at school

When the book club at Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School meets in the library after school, you hear nothing, not even page turning. That’s because the students are reading on Nooks. – SEE STORY, A7

Forest Park City Council is set to approve an agreement with Hamilton County that would keep a $10.9 million road project moving forward. During its May 2 meeting, council had the first reading of the agreement in which the city would receive a $100,000 municipal road fund grant from the county. Forest Park is working on the Winton/Gilmore corridor project – which includes the widening of the Winton Road bridge over I-275 as well as the ramps leading to and from the interstate – with the state, Fairfield and Hamilton County. City Manager Ray Hodges said the project requires a $1 million commitment from Forest Park. “We don’t have that kind of money readily

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Forest Park is using state and county grants to help fund the widening of the Winton Road bridge and ramps leading to and from I-275. The project is expected to begin this fall.

available,” Hodges said. However, the city is close to securing the funds through grants and other funding. Hodges said the city has applied for a $700,000 State Capital Improvement Program grant. In order to receive that money, Forest Park needs to have a 30 percent match on the total project. The city plans to use the $100,000 grant from the county, as well as $200,000 from the Wal-Mart Tax Increment Financing fund. Forest Park Public Works Director Dave Buesking said work on the project is expected to begin in the fall, and continue through the first half of 2012. He said the city won’t receive its funding until July, and at that point, most of the responsibility for the project falls with the state. To find your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/forestpark.

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Generous group

The Mount Healthy Eagles Aerie 2193 have continued its tradition of giving by presenting the city’s police and fire departments with money. It is the latest in about $10,000 the Eagles have given out in the last few years. – SEE STORY, A4

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Recently opened JAX Haircuts for Men owner Skip Borgman and manager Kara Bausch are offering special discounts for veterans through the month in honor of the Navy SEAL Team 6 which killed Osama bin Laden May 1.

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McAuley High School sophomore pitcher Jamie Ertel is among the top pitchers in the city this year. – SEE STORY, A8

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Finneytown salon honoring Navy SEALs By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

It doesn’t take much for Skip Borgman to become emotional when talking about the U. S. military. Borgman, a Finneytown businessman and Navy veteran, is putting his patriotism front and center at the JAX Haircuts for Men shop he opened in February. In honor of the Navy SEALs Team 6, which killed Osama bin Laden May 1, Borgman is giving a $5 discount to veterans through the end of May. “Wow,” Borgman said was his reaction to the news of bin Laden’s death as it scrolled across the TV he was watching. “I was pleased with the outcome of the operation.” Borgman said he served with the Navy from 1969-1973 and trained with the SEALs during

“It’s hard for anyone who hasn't served or trained for the military to truly appreciate what they did.”

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that stint. “It’s hard for anyone who hasn't served or trained for the military to truly appreciate what they did,” he said. “It’s what the flag is all about.” Giving discounts to those who have served isn’t a new bargain at JAX. Every Monday is veterans’ day at the salon, 824 North Bend Road. Senior citizens, too, get the same $2 discount that day. Tuesday is devoted to fire and police personnel. “We call it Blue Tuesday,” he said. Kara Bausch, the manager and

one of five stylists at the Finneytown shop, said the majority of the business is walk-ins. “We will make appointments,” she said, “but most of our clients just walk in.” If they have to wait, they can’t complain about being bored. The patriotic motif is blended with a variety of sports themes from the collegiate to the pros. There are games to be played and games to be watched while waiting for a trim. The normal $12 haircut price includes a full scalp massage, Bausch said, and manicures also are available. Despite the shop’s name, JAX also offers haircuts for women and the veterans’ special discounts also applies to female veterans. For more information, call JAX at 931-2887. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/finneytown.

It’s a sure sign of spring when the College Hill Farm Market opens for business. The 10-member volunteer group did just that May 5 opening the market at the College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. “The market provides not only fresh and locally-grown produce,” said Diana Porter, market coordinator, “but we also have a variety of entertainment and events scheduled throughout the summer.” While the opening day had limited vendors, Porter said there will be many, many more as the growing season blossoms. Thisland.org, a nonprofit organization based in Northside, is one of the new vendors this year as is Cedar Lane Farms. “I’ve been to the market in

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Gary Skitt, Shadeau Bread, puts out the array of breads he brought to the College Hill Farm Market May 5.


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Market Continued from A1 Cheviot, but never here,” said Donna Kuck, who brought a variety of meats, eggs and soaps from her Eaton farm. Standing in line to buy some of what Cedar Lane Farms was selling, C. K. Nichelson said she was thrilled the market was open for business.

“I’ve been coming here for years,” the North College Hill woman said. “They have such wonderful produce. It’s all fresh and it’s all good.” The market is open 36:30 p.m. every Thursday. Upcoming events include the June 23 bike day. Porter said Cincinnati police will have a bike safety program and the Cincinnati Cycle Club will lead a free ride around the neighborhood. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/collegehill.

Billy Davis and Mazie Booth of Brighid Farms in College Hill arrange their display of vegetables at the opening of the College Hill Farm Market May 5.

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C. K. Nichelson, right, North College Hill, tries to decide which of the steaks to buy from Donna Kuck, Cedar Lane Farm, at the May 5 opening of the College Hill Farm Market.

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Len Webb, College Hill Farm Market volunteer, samples the salsa Laurie Castaneda had for sale at the market’s first day of business May 5.

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Diana Porter, coordinator of the College Hill Farm Market, gets a few tips from Braden Trauth, center, and Matt Gillespie of the Thisland.org nonprofit organization.

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life when the members the Performing Arts Troupe at St. John the Baptist School present the play “Seussical the Musical” on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, at 7 p.m. Based on the books by Dr. Seuss, the musical is by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

JoJo and the other citizens of Whoville are crying for help as their planet, the size of a speck of dust, floats aimlessly through the air. Only Horton the Elephant can hear the cries of the tiny people. The Sour Kangaroo and mischievous Wickersham monkeys,

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along with the other jungle citizens, gather around to tease Horton as he vows to the help the Whos. Meanwhile, Gertrude McFuzz tries to win the attention of Horton in spite of her plain little one-feather tail, while Mayzie LaBird talks Horton into “egg-sitting” for her so she can fly off to Palm Beach. The musical is a great evening of fun for the entire family. St. John's Performing Arts Troupe is comprised of 37 sixth-, seven- and eighth-grade students, under the direction of Nancy Huey and Amy Eyers. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. both nights in St. John's Parish Center. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5. For more information, contact St. John the Baptist School at 513-3857970. St. John the Baptist School is a partnership between the parishes of St. John the Baptist, Corpus Christi and St. John Neumann. St. John's provides each student with an integrated elementary education in which faith, culture, academics, and life are brought into harmony. The school is at 5375 Dry Ridge Road, in Colerain Township.


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FOREST PARK - It started as a volunteer fire department. This May, the Forest Park Fire Department will celebrate 50 years of serving the community. The department will welcome visitors to the fire station Sunday, May 22, for an open house, followed by a dinner at the Forest Park Senior Center. Retired fire chief Trish Brooks will be giving a brief presentation on the history of the department during dinner, and the Forest Park Historical Society will be selling updated versions of “A Brief History of Forest Park,” which documents the city’s history since the city formed in 1956. The open house will feature a bike safety program with free donated bike helmets for children. Brooks said firefighters will allow children to climb onto the fire trucks and go through a bike safety program as well

as play games. Evelyn Forney, who’s a member of the historical society and Forest Park Women’s Club, said the celebration will tell the story of the fire department’s early days and she hopes to reach out to former Forest Park firefighters so they can attend the event. “We’re very proud of our history,” Forney said. “We’ll try our best to find them.” Brooks, who worked her way up from volunteer to full-time firefighter to chief in her 28-year career, said there are numerous differences between the fire department that formed in 1961 and the one that serves the community today. However, she said the biggest change is the “passion” and honor that comes with volunteering to do what can be a very dangerous job. “Not many people volunteer to lay their lives down for their community,” Brooks said. Allen Sanders, 73, is one

of those residents who did volunteer to risk his life. He Brooks joined the volunteer fire department in 1969 and remained with the department until 1980. Sanders is helping organize the 50th anniversary and said he still misses his days with the fire department. “From my point of view, I’m sad I can’t do it anymore,” Sanders said. The event is being planned by members of the Forest Park Historical Society, the fire department, the city, the Forest Park Women’s Club and community members. The Forest Park Fire Department was formed in 1961 as a volunteer department. It became a full-time fire department with no volunteers in 1992. For more about your community, visit www. cincinnati.com/forestpark.

Gallery offering summer workshops Passages Gallery at Goodman is taking registrations for its first of several summer art workshops. The first of these will be a watercolor techniques workshop taught by Passages Gallery Executive Director Matthew MillerNovak. Miller-Novak has exhibited work in the Cincinnati area, as well as nationally. He received his bachelor of fine arts at Youngstown State University and his master’s of fine arts at the

University of Cincinnati's DAAP program. He has worked as an instructor of drawing and painting at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Dayton. His work has used several mediums, including encaustic, oil, inks, and watercolor paints. This course will be a oneday four-hour workshop on ways of approaching the medium of watercolor. The fees will provide for use of the paper, watercolors, masking fluid, brushes and

palettes needed to learn. The first session is noon4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, the second session is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Both will be at the gallery, Goodman, 1731 Goodman Ave., North College Hill. The fee will be $30 per adult and $20 per student. There is a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people for the course. For more information, call Miller-Novak at: 513763-9125. Visit www.passagesgallery.org.

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Police honored during memorial week Ceremonies and the parade for Hamilton County’s Law Enforcement Community will take place Monday May 9 beginning at 11 a.m. on Fountain Square. National Peace Officers Memorial Week has been observed each May since a joint resolution of Congress was signed into law by President Kennedy in 1962 to recognize the service and sacrifice of those in law enforcement. During Police Memorial Week, events and ceremonies across the nation honor officers killed in the line of duty. Cincinnati Police District 5 will celebrate Police Memorial Week with an open house welcoming the public to meet the officers who serve their neighborhoods. Demonstrations and displays from canine, SWAT, mounted patrol, underwater search and recovery, and the crime scene van will provide a look at law enforcement operations. The schedule is: The open house will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the district’s headquarters, 1012 Ludlow Ave. The Hamilton County Law Enforcement Community’s Police Appreciation and Achievement Awards wee scheduled to be presented following its 44th awards dinner May 10. Awards were presented to the following:

Act of Bravery – two undercover vice officers, Cincinnati Police Department. Contribution to Law Enforcement – Deputy Philip J. Herbst, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Police Work with Children – Officer Krista Schmidt, Forest Park Police Department. Outstanding Job of Traffic Enforcement/Education – Specialist Robert Uhlenbrock, Cincinnati Police Department. Best Overall Investigative Job Leading to the Solution of a Crime (two awards) – (1) Lt. Steve Niehauser and Sgt. Doug Abrams, Evendale Police Department; and (2) Spc. Michael Phillips and Officer Tina Ziegler, Cincin-

nati Police Department, and Detectives James Schoonover and Brian Mathews, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and Agent Kyle Ingram, Regional Narcotics Unit. Superior Achievement in Police Leadership - Col. Al Schaefer, chief of Police, Mount Healthy Police Department. Most Constructive Plans or Ideas for Improvement of Police Operations – Officer Nick Fimiani, Forest Park Police Department. Superior Achievement in Professionalism – Officer Barbara Mirlenbrink, Cincinnati Police Department. Citizen Award (two awards) – (1) Nancy Haverkamp and (2) Kylah Williams Why Pay More?

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Eagles boost city departments By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

Continuing its tradition of generosity, the Mount Healthy Eagles Aerie 2193 doled out money to the city’s fire and police departments. Police Chief Al Schaefer and Fire Chief Steve Lawson gratefully accepted their $3,000 checks April 28. Schaefer, who is retiring this month, said exactly what

his $3,000 will be used for “is up to the new chief.” He said the Eagles have donated an estimated $10,000 to his department the last few years. “Without their support, we would not be able to buy the equipment we have because of our limited budget,” Schaefer said. Lawson echoed that sentiment and said his department would use the money

for equipment needs. Tom LaMott, Eagles chaplain and fourth-generation member of the fraternal group, said the two checks are just part of the donations made recently. He said the Mount Healthy Band Boosters were given a $2,000 financial boost and the Mount Healthy Alliance Food Pantry received $4,000. “We probably average

$25,000 to $30,000 in charitable donations a year,” LaMott said. Along with those Mount Healthy departments and groups, money also is earmarked for Eagle charities. The Eagles has 350 members plus its roster of 200 in the auxiliary for women. For more about your community, visit www. cincinnati.com/mounthealthy.

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Ranking officials of the Mount Healthy Eagles Aerie 2193 present Police Chief Al Schaefer and Fire Chief Steve Lawson with checks to use to buy equipment for their respective departments. Handing over the $3,000 checks are Ken Rouse, far left, a past state and past worthy president, and Tom LaMott, aerie chaplain.

Forest Park to study potential nuisance problem By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

Forest Park officials are taking a proactive approach to an issue other communities have faced in recent months. During its most recent meeting, Forest Park City Council passed a resolution placing a six-month

moratorium on applications and permits for Internet sweepstakes establishments. The establishments, which allow patrons to play electronic games for prizes, have not made their way into the city, but Community Development Director Chris Anderson said there have been inquiries about

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“We don’t want to improperly restrict business. We want to be able to understand the business,” Hodges said. Anderson said there are other communities wrestling with similar issues, and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently called for oversight of gaming that

takes place at Internet cafes and similar businesses. The Attorney General’s office is creating a proposal meant to “clarify the legality of electronic games for law enforcement” and protect consumers from being taken advantage of. Anderson said if the state deems Internet sweepstakes

establishments are not considered gamHodges bling, the businesses would be filed similarly to those with pool tables and video games. To find your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/forestpark.

Junior sees Stars and Stripes in her future By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

Colerain High School junior Sara Murphy is a defense contractor of sorts. The 17-year-old is planting 110 barberry bushes and beautiful flowers around the 3C Nursery School’s patios at College Hill Presbyterian Church to keep out illicit activities. Murphy’s planting plan

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is her service project for the American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes award. The organization’s highest honor, the award includes earning badges, religious award recognition, and service with an emphasis on leadership. It’s equivalent to an Eagle Scout Award earned by Boy Scouts of America. The requirement is to have the award complete by a girl’s 18th birthday. Murphy wants to finish the service project soon so she use her summer to complete her badge work. She must be finished by Sept. 22. Sara attends College Hill Presbyterian Church with her parents, Mark and Ellen Murphy. The family lives in Colerain Township. Sara said she worked with College Hill Presbyterian’s Christian Education Director Maggie Smith to identify a need at the church she could address with her service project. Along one side of the building, where the classrooms are for 3Cs Nursery School, are a series of patios where people passing through the parking lot have taken to hanging out during hours the church is closed. Murphy’s project will landscape the patios to make them less attractive to enter. Barberry bushes have thorns and will discourage people from climbing over low walls to enter the patios. The project will also tear out old plantings and refresh the patios, making them more pleasant for students in the nursery school. Murphy said fundraising

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Sara Murphy, 17, plans to plant barberry bushes to discourage outside access to these classroom patios at College Hill Presbyterian Church. The Colerain High School junior is working on the patios for her American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes project. has been the toughest part of the project. She has had a pancake breakfast, written letters, sponsored a car wash, and looked for sponsors. “I am still working on it,” she said. A discount from White Oak Garden Center was a big help, she said. She’s also organizing volunteers. She has three work days approaching: the old bushes come out Saturday, May 14; the new bushes and other landscaping will go in on Saturday, May 21; and the project is set to finish on Saturday, June 4, when she plans to plant the three other gardens on the church campus. “I still need a lot of help, especially on May 21,” she said. “We are going to be here from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and I really want that day to go smoothly. I am hoping for a lot of volunteers.” The pursuit of the Stars and Stripes is hard work.

The first requirement, which is to earn the Dolly Madison award, took almost two years. With her in American Heritage Girls Troop 3739, there are seven girls working at the group’s highest level, Patriot level, and one other girl, Rachel Whitehurst, is working on her Stars and Stripes award. She’s busy outside of American Heritage Girls. A freshman class mentor, Murphy is also a member of National Honor Society, and the fall and winter guard. When her AHG career ends on her 18th birthday, she says she will find other activities to keep her busy. “I think I would like to be more active in student senate,” she said. “And I am taking two AP classes, so that will keep me busy, as well.” Once Murphy’s service project is finished, there will be a board of review where she will present her project and offer her evidence that she has fulfilled all the requirements. The award is bestowed at a Stars and Stripes Award ceremony. Once she receives the award, she’s also finished with American Heritage Girls. “That is hard to imagine,” she said. “I’ve been in AHG since I was in the second grade.” She said it’s the length of her time in AHG that is driving her now. “I want to finish well,” she said. “I wanted to challenge myself.” For more about your community, visit www. cincinnati.com/coleraintownship.

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Back in business

The blublu Restaurant, 7417 Hamilton Ave. in Mount Healthy, has re-opened. During the time the restaurant was closed, owner Kris Nika hired additional staff and opened a second-floor dining area. The restaurant features authentic Greek food and is open from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Call 522-0600 for information.

Community dance

The monthly Lakeridge Funfest will be from 1-5 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road. The dance is designed for the over-50 crowd. $10 admission includes soft drinks, beer, snacks,

photo, door prizes, music and dancing. Call 521-1112 for information.

Blues challenge

The Cincy Blues Society sponsors the 13th Annual Cincy Blues Challenge, from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road. The music starts at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Bring a chair and a friend, but no coolers or pets please. Admission is $15 and there will be 25 local blues bands and musicians. Blues Society members getting a $5 discount and fans under 16 get in free with a paying adult. Call 742-0060 for information or visit the website at cincyblues.org.


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Sixth-graders learn bittersweet lessons A project intended to raise students’ awareness about other countries taught some additional lessons to sixth-graders in Patricia Enderle’s class at Winton Woods Intermediate School. The class was studying Japan. “This project was bittersweet for my homeroom,” said Enderle. “We had all this (work) finished before the tsunami hit. We had spent a lot of time leaning about Japan, so this is really sad for us.” As part of their studies, Enderle and her students corresponded with Steven Whalen, a sailor on the USS George Washington. “We exchanged emails and letters and sent care packages,” said Enderle. When Whalen was in town in November, he visited the classroom and received gifts for his return trip to the Sea of Japan to aid South Korea. The gifts included Butterfinger candy bars, which the students had heard were his favorite. There was also a collection of welcome home, thank

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Brandon Rice sits in front of a slide presentation about Japan which featured a photo of the USS George Washington.

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Calvin Robinson read his Japanese story. you, good luck and bon voyage cards written by students. “Steven had limited time on his leave, but we were thrilled that he took time to come and talk with us about the Navy and his adventures around the world,” said Enderle. Recently Enderle learned that Whalen had been in Japan when the tsunami hit, and everyone in the class was worried about their new friend. “The last we heard he was climbing out a fire escape from a nine-story building,” said Enderle on the day of their presentations to the school’s other sixth-grade classes. She requested that people listen for news of the ship and contact her if they heard anything. By the end of the day she had learned Whalen was safe.

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Jaszmyn Dudley shows her diorama and brochure about life in Japan. As their classmates walked through the classroom, Enderle’s students gave out samples of Japanese food, demonstrated how to use chopsticks, read the stories they had written using Japanese symbols, presented a slide show of photos of the country and of the USS George Washington, showed off their dioramas and gave away origami. The room was decorated with wind socks in the shape of a carp and small Japanese lanterns. A pretsunami mural of Japan and Mount Fuji covered one wall. Enderle’s students’ study of Japan was one piece of a larger international awareness project for all sixthgrade students that was part of the language arts and social studies curriculum in conjunction with the Student Enterprise Program

with the University of Cincinnati. Other countries studied during the week included Malawi, Mexico, India and Afghanistan. Winton Woods Intermediate School teachers Enderle, Marsha Myers, Natalie Siegel, Lauren Sweeney and John Tomassoni coordinated the project.

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Austin Chesney, left, and Teven West model traditional Japanese hats that are worn for protection against sun and rain. Students were allowed to wear sunglasses for Spirit Week at the school that day.

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Campers learned all about horses from riding to how to keep the stalls clean during last year’s McAuley High School Horse Camp at the Cohron’s Chestnut Acres stable in Colerain Township.

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McAuley Horse Camps include Green Rider Camp, Beginner Rider Camp, Intermediate/Advanced Rider Camp and Pre-Vet Camp. The high school will also offer MSI- Mcauley Science Investigators Camp, Movie Maker Camp, Science Sleuth Camp and Eighth Grade Test Prep Camp for the Catholic High School Entrance Test. McAuley will also offer sports camps: Basketball Camp Cross Country Camp,Golf Camp,Lacrosse Camp, Soccer Camp Tennis

Camp, and Volleyball Camp. Camps begin in June and run through July. The registration deadline for all camps is Friday, May 27. To obtain a complete list of sessions, age groups, and fees, if any, please visit McAuley’s website at www,mcauleyhs.net. Downloadableregistration forms are available on the website as well. Or call 681-1800, extension 1122 for sports camps and 681-1800, extension 1125 for all other camps.

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The following students have graduated from Miami University: Jacob Aufdenkamp, associate of arts; Justin Bauer, bachelor of arts; Deshon Borders, associate of applied business; Tony Fehr, bachelor of science in education; Gabriel Fletcher, bachelor of arts; James Gabbard, bachelor of arts; Quincy Jones, master of arts; Jacob Mayer, bachelor of science in manufacturing engineering, cum laude; Jeremy Rubio, master of arts in teaching; Shawna Rushford-Spence, doctor of philosophy; and Sarah Woodson, bachelor of science in education. • The following students have graduated from Wilmington College: Timothy Pugh, bachelor of arts in art; and Emilie Seiter, bachelor of arts in communication arts. • The following students earned degrees through the Cincinnati State Technical & Community College collaboration with Wilmington College: Amanda Clements, magna cum laude, bachelor of arts in business administration; Serena Gill, cum laude, bachelor of arts in business administration and accounting; Danny Hicks, cum laude, bachelor of arts in business administration and accounting; and Corey Ryan, magna cum laude, bachelor of arts in business administration. • Nicholas Varney has graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor of arts degree. • The following students have earned degrees from Kaplan University: Matthew Flynn, master of arts in teacher education; Henri Moudoungou, master of science in higher education; Alana Schirmer, bachelor in paralegal studies; and David Williams, associate of science in interdisciplinary studies. • Samantha Brockfield has graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning. Brockfield is now working as a program assistant for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. In her position, she helps to build sustain-

able communities, green development, the Americorps program and communication. A 2003 Finneytown High School graduate, Brockfield was Brockfield the youngest member to serve in the Public Allies Program in Americorps of Cincinnati, serving as a volunteer coordinator at the Camp Washington Church of Christ. She studied at Xavier University and worked as a community organizer for Working In Neighborhoods before entering UC’s College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. She is the daughter of Bob and Kathryne Brockfield of Finneytown.

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Winton Woods High School senior Corey Stewart has been selected as one of 250 finalists in the 2010-2011 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Nearly 71,000 applicants and 2,100 semifinalists participated in the program. Stewart will be flown to Atlanta in April for the Scholars Weekend with airfare, meals, intown transportation and accommodations provided by the Stewart Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Personal interviews will be conducted during the weekend, with two tiers of awards granted. Fifty finalists will be named National Scholars and receive renewable awards of $5,000 per year for four years of post-secondary study. The remaining 200 finalists will be Regional Scholars and receive fouryear renewable award of $2,500 per year. Stewart is president of the senior class, vice president of National Honor Society and a marching band field commander. He has had numerous roles in school musicals and plays and also served on the stage crew. Last summer, Stewart was a counselor at the district’s Chinese Leadership Camp, which brought students from China to Cincinnati. He also is a Student Ambassador, president of Band Council, an all-conference academic team member of the varsity bowling team and a member of the ArtsWave Cincinnati Teen Council. He is the son of Tina Stewart of Forest Park.

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Nooks boost book club’s interest in reading By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

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Cameron Hill, a seventh-grader at Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School, reads a Nook at the afterschool book club.

Take a dozen teens and put them in a library after school and you might expect fidgeting, note-passing, whispering and stifled giggles. But when the book club at Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School meets in the library after school, you hear nothing. Not even the turning of pages, because this book club is high-tech. Thanks to a federal 21st century grant, these students are reading "Found," the second in the Missing series by Ohio

author Margaret Peterson Haddix, on Nooks. Nooks are the Barnes and Noble e-readers, and they are a big hit with these students. Howard Lamarr, an eighth-grader, readily admits the Nook drew him to the club. "When I found out the club was using Nooks, I thought it was a great opportunity to learn how to use a new technology," he said. "I love it. It's light and it's so easy to use. It picks right back up where I was reading. Genesis Crooks, a sev-

enth-grader, said the afterschool club has shown her how to enjoy reading. "The first session, we read a book called 'Forge' about a girl who was a slave," she said. "It was so good, and I found out I like to read. And I used to not like to read; I decided I had to just get over that. She says the Nook is fun. "You just push the button, and your page is right there. You can change the size of the print. I took reading intervention last session and it helped. I saw an improvement." Su Bowling, media spe-

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Seventh-grader Genesis Crooks is lost in the story on her Nook during the afterschool book club.

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The afterschool book club meets in the new media center at the Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School two days a week. The adviser is Su Bowling, media specialist.

cialist at the junior/senior high school, said the book club is part of the Students and Teachers Targeting Achievement and Respect after-school program. Students elect to participate in an academic offering, such as reading, math and homework help and then have the choice of a number of elective programs after school each day. The program is offered four days a week, Monday through Thursday. The students have just started the book, so for now, the club spends its time reading. As they get into the story, there will be discussions and activities surrounding the book. And the students are going on a field trip to Sycamore Junior High School next month to meet the author. Bowling said the school district partnered with Barnes and Noble for the purchase of the Nooks. A representative from the bookstore came out and showed students how to use the e-readers. She said she has made arrangements to give away a couple of Nooks as incentives, and the students are all making sure they meet the eligibility requirements: perfect attendance at book club, participation, and

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These Nooks, used by the afterschool book club, were purchased with a federal grant. reading are chief among them. She said her book club students as a whole are excited about the Nooks. "I had no drop outs this session," she said. "I think they are all enjoying the book and the Nook." Cash Hayden, the junior high site coordinator for the STAR Afterschool program, said there are about 100 students participating this session. He says the program is paying off with a drastic improvement in the grades of the students who take advantage of the afterschool offerings. "I think it also helps that the students can interact with teachers in a different setting and have fun with them" he said. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/local.

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A Finneytown couple will be inviting friends, neighbors, family and lots of strangers to dinner this summer. Kim and Si Rose are the newest Buffalo Wings & Rings franchise owners, building what will be the 11th area restaurant. Located in the Brentwood Plaza, 8377 Winton Road, the couple’s restaurant will be behind Chipotle. “All four of our kids were busy in clubs and athletics,” Mrs. Rose said. “It was hard to find the time for us to gather around a table as a family unit when we were running back and forth from practices and games nearly every night of the week as well as on the weekends. “We’re confident the busy families of Springfield Township will find our new restaurant to be a reprieve from their hectic lives. “We’ll offer them a pleasurable environment where they can unwind together.” Township trustees wel-

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Chad Sudbrack leads breakout Bombers St. Xavier High School senior Chad Sudbrack of Blue Ash leads the Greater Catholic League with 23 RBIs. He also leads the South division with a .442 average (minimum 50 atbats) and is tied for second with two home runs. The Bombers, which last year finished 14-13 overall and fourth in the GCLSouth, are 14-5 (6-1) entering play May 7 and have locked up the top seed for the tournament. Here, Sudbrack discusses his – and his team’s – breakout season. What has allowed you to be so productive this season? “I think a lot of it has been the team chemistry we have. We returned most of the guys from last year, and I’ve been real close friends with a lot of them since sophomore year. It’s also nice just being able to hit in the middle of the order and not being forced into any tough spots because we have such phenomenal hitters. So I haven’t been forced into a pressure role.”

chemistry (but we also had) the talent coming up in the underclassmen.”

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St. Xavier High School senior Chad Sudbrack of Blue Ash is among the league leaders in the GCL-South in average, home runs and RBI and is a big reason why the Bombers earned the top playoff seed. Last year was kind of an up-and-down year for St. X; what was it like going through that? “It was tough coming in and not winning as much as we wished we could have. But I think what got us through most of last year was our team chemistry again. It was really nice coming into this year knowing that we already had the

How does it feel to now be the No. 1 seed in the tournament? “Coming into the season, we made a joke about being state champs. And then we got to the season and realized the sky’s the limit with the pitching we’ve had step up. (Senior) Chris Rutz has stepped up big for us on the mound. It started out as us knowing we’d be good, but we didn’t know how good we’d be until it all came together.” What was it like snap ping that seven-game losing streak to Moeller (The Bombers beat the Crusaders 6-3 April 14)? “It was an incredible feeling. The second we stepped on campus for summer weight-lifting, the thought on the back of all our minds was Moeller. It’s different being at a school (that draws from all over the city) because you have different personal rivalries. Some guys on the West Side have

Elder, some guys around St. X have La Salle – but for every single one of us, Moeller is a huge game. And we were talking about it from the second we stepped on campus. It was just eating away at us to get to that game.” Who are some of the teammates you’ve been impressed with this year? “Sophomore Joe Gellenbeck on the mound has been huge. (Junior) third baseman Dom Plageman was kind of forced into that role, and he’s done a phenomenal job. We are so comfortable with him there. If a ball is going down to third, we know he’s going to knock it down and make a play.” A lot of people think this region is wide open this year; as the No. 1 seed, what is your response to that? Do you think your team is a cut above the rest? “The GCL-South this year is just tough all around. So I think what kind of hurt us in the coaches’ eyes and the public’s

eyes is we didn’t really have that high of expectations – except within our own team – coming into the year. So I think (people think), ‘Where did (St. X) come from?’ So we’re just trying to show up every game and put our best foot forward and not overlook anyone. Every game is going to be a struggle, but we know that with the pitching and offense we have, we’re going to be in every game. It’s our game to lose.” What are your goals the rest of the way – individually and as a team? “My individual goals are pretty team-oriented. If there’s a runner in scoring position, drive him in. Whatever we can do to win. Our goals were set (in the preseason) to be GCL champs, city champs and state champs. And I think they’ve stayed the same all year.” Tony Meale is a sports reporter for the Community Press. You can reach him at tmeale@ communitypress.com or 853-6271.

Jamie Ertel a true ace for McAuley me, so that makes me pretty confident pitching.”

By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

McAuley High School sophomore pitcher Jamie Ertel is among the top pitchers in the city this year. She leads the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League in wins (11) and, among those with at least 50 innings pitched, ERA (1.18). She is also second in the Scarlet division with 80 strikeouts, as the Mohawks are 13-4 (4-2) entering play May 3. Here, Ertel, a Mount Healthy resident, discusses her career thus far. What has been the key to your success this year?

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Last season you were phenomenal – 5-1 with a 0.88 ERA, three shutouts and 55 strikeouts – but how have you changed or developed as a pitcher in the last year? “Just working really hard and knowing that the distance was moved back to 43 feet, you have to be a pitcher and not a thrower.”

“Working hard and executing every pitch. And I have a great defense behind

In the last two years, McAuley has gone 29-11 but went 18-34 in the two years prior; what, in recent years, has allowed McAuley to get back to its winning ways?

McAuley High School sophomore pitcher Jamie Ertel is enjoying her second solid season in as many years for the Mohawks.

“I think a lot of key players have come out, like our catcher (sophomore Randi Kelsey) and our second baseman (sophomore Rachael Oakley). They’ve all stepped up and worked really hard as incoming freshmen last year. And the defense has stepped up tremendously.” Who are some the players you’ve been impressed with this year? “Melissa Kolb, our (senior) shortstop; Rachael Oakley; our third baseman, (sophomore) Alli Cimino; and our (senior) centerfielder Amanda Rapien. They give 100 percent effort in everything they do.”

Who’s the toughest hitter you’ve faced in your career? “Probably Ursuline’s Hannah Mehrle.” Has she been the best hitter in the GGCL this year? “Yeah, her and Mercy’s catcher, Erika Leonard.” Where do you think you can improve as a pitcher? “Keeping the ball down.” What are your goals for the rest of the season? “Individually, just to keep pitching my game. For our team, just to keep going at it, never give up, don’t try too hard and just relax.”

Lancers get it done on the mound By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

In the preseason, La Salle High School head baseball coach Joe Voegele said his pitching staff would be better this year. He was right. The Lancers boast a 2.03 team ERA – down from 3.41 from a season ago. Leading the Lancer lockdown are senior aces Jake Vulhop and Drew Campbell. Vulhop is 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA and has 21 strikeouts in 21.1 innings. “Jake’s been a guy who’s really improved a lot,” Voegele said. “He’s changed his approach and his attitude, and he’s stepped up every time he’s pitched.” Campbell has been just

as good. He’s 3-1 with a 1.42 ERA and has 27 punchouts in 29.2 innings. He had a no-hitter broken up in the seventh inning against Carroll and allowed just two hits against Elder. “He’s been pretty special,” Voegele said. As a staff, La Salle (11-6, 4-4 entering play May 4) has allowed five hits or fewer in eight of its 17 games. At the Best of the West Tournament April 30-May 1, the Lancers allowed just seven hits in three games en route to beating Taylor, Elder and Oak Hills by a combined score of 12-1. Seniors pitchers Mike Guthrie, Brett Humphrey and Brandon Humphrey have also performed well for La Salle; Brandon struck out

eight in the 7-0 win over Oak Hills, while Brett is 1-3 despite posting a 2.39 ERA. Voegele said Brett has had some tough losses, including a 3-2 loss April 16 to Cabell Midland, the topranked team in West Virginia. “He’s kept us in games,” Voegele said. While La Salle’s pitching staff has taken a step forward this year, the offense has taken a step back. After averaging 9.4 runs per game in 2010, the Lancers are averaging just 5.8 this season – compared to 6.8 for Elder, 7.9 for St. Xavier and 10.3 for Moeller. A big reason for the regression is the loss of senior designated hitter Zach Dillman, a first-team all-lea-

guer who hit .460 last year. Dillman, who has signed with Union College, tore his labrum in early April. He was hitting .429 at the time of injury and is out for the year. Luckily for La Salle, Campbell has picked up the slack. The Northern Kentucky University-recruit leads the team in average (.476), OBP (.579), hits (20) and runs (14). Fellow seniors Ryan Jesse and Ryan Johns are hitting .342 and .326, respectively, and have combined for 26 RBI. “It just seems like every time we have somebody on second or third base, he gets a hit,” Voegele said of Jesse, who has 16 RBI. “He’s been real consistent with that.” Sophomores Connor

Speed and Brad Burkhart, meanwhile, are both hitting over .333 with OBPs above .450. With the regular season winding down, the Lancers turn their attention to the postseason. La Salle, seeded ninth, opens in the sectional semifinals May 12 against No. 14 Sycamore. If victorious, the Lancers would likely face No. 3 Lakota East, which is atop the Greater Miami Conference standings, in the sectional finals May 19. Voegele said the postseason is wide open this year, but he knows his team has its hands full. “It’s not going to be easy, but we’ve got some pitching,” he said. “Pitching wins tournaments.”

Warrior in the hunt

Winton Woods sophomore Taylor Johnson gets by Walnut Hills senior Brianna Woods in a 200 meter heat at the DeHart Hubbard Invitational April 30 at Walnut Hills High School. Johnson finished second in the final at 26.18. The 200 time represented her personal best to that point. Johnson also has run a 12.2 in the 100 meters.

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BRIEFLY Week at Mount Healthy

• The Mount Healthy baseball team beat Winton Woods 17-4 in five innings, April 30. Mount Healthy’s Alvin Reed was 3-4, and hit two doubles and a triple. Winton’s Jeff Dumas was 2-3. On May 5, Mount Healthy lost 11-0 in five innings. • On May 4, Mount Healthy lost 13-1 to Harrison in six innings. • In softball, Mount Healthy lost 19-0 in five innings to Harrison, May 4. On May 5, Mount Healthy lost 8-3 to Norwood. Kelsey Lynch was 1-3 and scored a run for Mount Healthy. • In boys track, Mount Healthy placed second with a score of 235 in the Best of the West, May 5. Mount Healthy’s Vince Turnage won the 200 meter in 22.06 seconds; Brent Gray won the 400 meter in 50.23 seconds; and the relay team won the 4x100 meter in 43.12 seconds, and the 4x200 meter in 1 minute, 30.26 seconds. • In girls track, Mount Healthy placed second with a score of 94 in the Best of the West, May 5. Mount Healthy’s Tracey Wallace won the 300 meter hurdles in 50.49 seconds.

Week at Finneytown

• The Madeira baseball team beat Finneytown 11-3 in six innings, then beat them 12-5 in a double-header, April 30. Chris Simpson was 2-2 and scored a homerun for Finneytown in game one. On May 5, Wyoming beat Finneytown 14-0 in five innings. • In softball, Finneytown beat Madeira 8-3, then 16-0 in five innings in a double-header, April 30. In game one, Jessica Kathman pitched eight strikeouts, and Sydney Murphy was 2-5 and scored a homerun. In game two, Finneytown’s Megan Garner was 2-3 with four RBI. • In boys track, Finneytown placed third with a score of 76.5 in the Ross Invitational, April 30. Finneytown’s Shawn Frost won the high jump at 6 feet, 4 inches; and Donovan Clark won the shot put at 55 feet. On May 5, Finneytown placed second with a score of 96 in the McKee/Kiwanis Invitational. Finneytown’s relay team won the 4x200 meter in 1 minute, 32.78 seconds, and the 4x400 meter in 3 minutes, 31.77 seconds. • The girls track team placed 10th with a score of 27 in the Ross Invitational, April 30. On May 5, Finneytown finished fourth with a score of 60 in the McKee/Kiwanis Invitational. Finneytown’s Shyla Cummings won the 100 meter in 12.83 seconds, and the 200 meter in 26.41 seconds. • In girls tennis on May 4, Madeira beat Finneytown 4-1. Finneytown’s Seth Luken beat Abner 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.

The week at La Salle

• The La Salle baseball team beat Taylor 4-1, April 30. La Salle’s Ryan Johns was 24 and hit a double. • In boys tennis, La Salle placed fifth with a score of 125 in the Flight C GCTCA Coaches Classic, April 30. Anthony Heckle beat Anderson’s Scott 6-4, 6-1. On May 4, La Salle beat Summit Country Day 4-1. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle beat Leibold 6-2, 6-3; Kevin Bush beat Schuler 6-3, 1-6, 60; Ryan Gundlach and Sam Samoya beat Ng and Scheifer 6-4, 6-3; John Hoeweler and Sam Pieper beat Chow and Hutchins 6-2, 6-2. On May 5, La Salle beat Harrison 5-0. La Salle’s Anthony Heckle beat Edwards 6-0, 6-1; Kevin Bush beat Borgeneuler 6-1, 6-1; Sam Pieper win by forfeit; Ryan Gundlach and Sam Samoya beat Millward and Hubbard 6-3, 6-4; John Hoeweler and Nick Buganski beat Reatherford and Stamper 6-1, 6-1.


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Four Roger Bacon students commit to play sports at three different colleges. Sitting from left, Dominique Hutson will play football at Wilmington College; Erica Wictora signed to play volleyball at Wallace College; and Will Farrell and Luke Fiorni will be playing football at Wittenberg University.

The Community Press will accept nominations for its third-annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest until Monday, May 16. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports. Go online to cincinnati. com/preps and look for the red and blue Sportsman icon on the right hand side of the page. You may need to scroll down. Once you click on the icon, you will see a photo gallery of last year’s winners and nomination links for each of the three counties in Northern Kentucky and 12 ballots in Ohio that are attached to specific Community Press newspapers, such as the Hilltop Press. Eligible schools are listed

BRIEFLY • The St. Xavier baseball team lost 5-4 in eight innings to Mason, April 30. St. X’s Conor Hundley was 2-4, hit a double and had two RBI. On May 5, St. Xavier beat La Salle 6-5. St. X’s Nick Albers was 23 with two RBI and a double. • In boys tennis, St. Xavier placed fifth with a score of 85 in the Flight A GCTCA Coaches Classic, April 30. St. Xavier’s Matt Santen beat Lakota East’s Souders 8-0. Sycamore beat St. Xavier 3-2, May 3. St. X Matt Duma beat Ahmand 7-5, 6-7, 6-4; and Matt Santen beat Karev 6-4, 6-2. On May 4, St. Xavier beat Loveland 5-0. St. Xavier’s Devin Bostick beat Streicker 3-6, 6-2, 6-2; Matt Duma beat Gordon 6-2, 6-0; Matt Santen beat Clawson 6-0, 6-0; Eddie Broun and Casey Leary beat Stahl and Giles 6-1, 6-2; Don Baverman and Elliot Bostick beat Eldridge and Treloar 7-5, 7-5. On May 5, St. Xavier beat Kettering Fairmont 5-0. St. X’s Bostick beat Schwenker 6-2, 6-1; Matt Duma beat Simms 6-1, 6-2; Santen beat Wolfe 60, 6-0; Eddie Broun and Casey Leary beat Myers and Shine 6-2, 6-0; Don Baverman and Eric Salomon beat O’Hara and Bare 6-0, 6-1. • The St. Xavier boys track team placed second with a score of 94 in the Dehart Hubbard Invitational, April 30. St. X’s Hogan won the 1,600 meter in 4 minutes, 48.10 seconds; the relay team won the 4x800 meter in 8 minutes, 40.42 seconds; Drumm won the 3,200 meter run in 10 minutes, 32.20 seconds; and Waldon won the triple jump at 41 feet, 2.5 inches.

Week at Winton Woods

• The Winton Woods boys tennis team placed first with a score of 270 in the Flight F GCTCA Coaches Classic,

SIDELINES Underwater hockey camp

The Roger Bacon Underwater Hockey Team will conduct its annual underwater hockey summer camp for fifth through eighth grade students from Monday, June 13, to Friday, June 17. The camp will run daily from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Xavier University in the O’Connor Sports Center pool. The cost is $50, and checks should be made payable to Roger Bacon High School. Any interested tudent or their parents may e-mail underwaterhockey@rogerbacon.org for more information and a camp registration form.

The week at NCH

• The North College Hill boys track team placed second with a score of 113 in the CHCA Invitational, May 4. NCH’s LaMar Hargrove won the 100 meter in 11.13 seconds; Hargrove won the 200 meter in 22.26 seconds; Brown won the 400 meter in 52.13 seconds; and the relay team won the 4x200 meter in 1 minute, 35.4 seconds, and the 4x400 meter in 3 minutes, 45.08 seconds. • In girls track, NCH placed sixth with a score of 55 in the CHCA Invitational, May 4. The relay team won the 4x100 meter in 52.19 seconds and the 4x200 meter in 1 minute, 51.47 seconds. • In softball, on May 5,

Cincinnati Country Day beat North College Hill 16-6 in five innings. NCH’s Thomason was 2-2.

The week at Aiken

• The Aiken baseball team beat Thurgood Marshall 6-5, April 30. Aiken’s Anthony Dodds was 2-4, hit a double and had two RBI. On May 5, Aiken beat Riverview East 40. Aiken’s Raniko Reeves pitched 11 strikeouts, and Anthony Dodds was 2-2 with a homerun and two RBI. • In softball, Aiken lost 189 to Hughes, May 5. Aiken’s Sheelina Smith was 2-2.

The week at McAuley

• The McAuley softball team lost 4-3 to Fairfield, April 30. McAuley’s Rachael Oakley was 3-4. • On April 30, McAuley beat Oak Hills 12-6. McAuley’s Melissa Kolb hit a double and had four RBI. • In girls lacrosse, Mount Notre Dame beat McAuley 148, May 4. McAuley’s Megan Kaake scored three goals, Leslie Lohbeck and Lindsey Trischler scored two goals each; and Megan McPhillips scored one goal. On May 5, McAuley beat Centerville 189. McAuley’s Megan Kaake scored five goals; Kelly Rogers scored four goals; Lindsay Trischler scored three; Leslie Lohbeck scored two; and Brittani Kohls, Nikki Sifri, Abby Engel and Amiee Green scored one goal each. • In girls track, McAuley placed first with a score of

162.5 in the Best of the West, May 5. McAuley’s Danielle Pfeifer won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 18.62 seconds; Rebecca Ashton won the long jump at 16 feet, 9 inches, and the 110 meter hurdles in 16.59 seconds; the relay team won the 4x100 meter in 51.21 seconds, the 4x200 meter in 1 minute, 48.65 seconds, the 4x400 meter in 4 minutes, 10.99 seconds, the 4x800 meter in 9 minute, 50.20 seconds and the shuttle hurdle relay in 1 minute, 7.69 seconds.

Week at Roger Bacon

• The Anderson baseball team beat Roger Bacon 5-4, April 30. Bacon’s Nathan Frock hit a double. Roger Bacon lost 12-2 to Badin in five innings, April 30. Bacon’s Austin Rieman was 23 with three RBI and a homerun. On May 5, Roger Bacon beat Purcell Marian 16-3 in five innings. Bacon’s Nathan Brinkman was 2-4 with a triple and three RBI. • In boys tennis, Roger Bacon placed seventh with a score of 75 in the Flight F GCTCA Coaches Classic, April 30. Alex Meyer and Clay Tyler beat McNicholas’ Lancester and Tiettmeyer 8-6 in the third place matches. On May 2, Oak Hills beat Roger Bacon 5-0. On May 4, Roger Bacon placed fourth with a score of 11 in the GCL Central Tournament. • In boys volleyball, Roger Bacon lost to Fairfield 15-25, 25-11, 18-25, 25-16, 15-12, May 4.

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“It was a good conference. I was happy to stand up for America and learn how to get voices out there to our legislaEvelyn tors.P e o p l e Perkins should notify Community their churches when we are Press going to assemcolumnist ble.” St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church plans to host a rally to address Senate Bill 5 June 18. Further information will come later. Those in attendance were representative of all whose voices have not been heard in spite of countless phone calls, emails and letters. More than 100 gathered with personal stories of foreclosures, entire communities (not merely a house here or a street there) suffering devastating ruin, of medical and financial crises for which they have not found remedies. They learned that such gatherings enable a sharing of troubles that act to moderate their fears. People came from every cultural, religious, age and societal group from Pittsburgh, California, Arizona, North Carolina, Chicago, Youngstown, Cleveland and Toledo to learn leadership skills they can use when they return home. The May 5 rally in Columbus to put S.B.5 on the ballot in November is one piece of their work to restore prosperity to Ohio. Will Wallace, a Cincinnati resident, works at the Contact Center in Blue Ash and does community organization work concerning poverty, health, immigration education and economic poverty issues. “The workshop was very interesting, one of the best I ever attended in terms of activities and food. Topics were those we can relate to. I’m glad we gathered to address the issues.” Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the TriCounty Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

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Local residents Wiley Foster, Melinda Edwards and Holly and Dwight Jenkins during a break at the Stand Up For Ohio training conference in Delaware, Ohio.

The adage about walking a mile in another’s shoes bore fruit April 9-10. At the Stand Up For Ohio Movement Building Training in Delaware, OH, many learned some people were walking in no shoes at all. It was my pleasure to interview three from our area. Holly Jenkins and her husband, Dwight, live just where Wyoming borders the Springfield Township line. Together they have experienced some of the worst that our current economic times have to offer, yet still manage to maintain faith in tomorrow. Both are passionate about helping others through similar trials. The training session was a collaboration between the Stand up for Good Jobs and Strong Communities Coalition, the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, the Center for Community Change, Jobs with Justice and Working America. Their aim was to enable citizens to achieve purpose in the face of uncertainty and to discover the mentality behind procedures that cut the foundation from under Ohioans. Holly was one of the facilitators. A gracious and kind person, she feels her troubles give her a special perspective for the problems of others. “I was pleased with the quality of the training. It was educational and gave much needed information about what everyday citizens can do who have little or no political experience. It was a great vehicle on how to get involved. Being around others in the same boat was very important for me. I was able to put a face on them.” Wiley Foster is a Springdale resident who attends the Lincoln College of Technology. “I felt it was a great experience, like nothing I’ve ever attended before.” He works in the Amos Program, which fights against injustice and discrimination against past felons or any injustice at all. Melinda Edwards lives in Forest Park, has been on the executive board of UFCW75 (United Foods Commercial Workers Local 75) for 22 years, and has been a Kroger employee for 33 years.

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Pillich wrong on voter ID bill Rep. Connie Pillich recently authored a guest column on House Bill 159, the so-called Voter ID Bill. As usual, Pillich got it wrong. HB 159 requires a photo ID for in-person voters. Currently, Ohio voters can use non-photo documents such as a utility bill, bank statement, government check or other government document that purports to show the voter’s name and address. Pillich claims that only less than 1 percent of votes are fraudulently cast. Perhaps only the 1 percent are discovered. No documented fraud is not the same as no fraud. Ohio is not the first or only state to either have or propose a stricter set of rules for in-person voting. Both Indiana and Georgia have strict voter ID laws. In 2008 when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s voter ID law the justices wrote that the state’s interest in upholding public confidence in elections is significant because “such confidence encourages participation in the democratic process.” The state has an interest and a duty to ensure public confidence in elections. HB 159 is a step in that process. Candidates now work not just to win, but to win outside the margin of litigation. The nature and conduct of elections has become so polarizing that any winner in a close election is tainted with a trace of illegitimacy. Pillich also says “The simple truth is that HB 159 will uncon-

stitutionally disenfranchise the poor, the elderly and women.” Which is simple only if you ignore the facts, and certainly not the truth. Maggi Cook In 1997 the Community state of Georgia Press guest implemented invoter ID columnist person requirements. In 2004 the Georgia legislature reduced the number of acceptable IDs. After two years of litigation the plaintiffs (Democrat state party, NAACP, League of Women Voters, ACLU) were unable to produce a single voter who would have been disenfranchised by the stricter requirements. In the first statewide election impacted by the new law, February 2008 primary, 1 million more Georgia voters participated than in the 2004 primary. In 2005 the Indiana legislature passed a voter ID law. Once again, the usual suspects on the left sprang into action. The Indiana Democrat Party, the NAACP, the Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis and United Senior Action of Indiana, immediately filed suit (Crawford v. Marion County Election Board). Just like in Georgia, the plaintiffs were unable to produce a single disenfranchised voter. The Indiana case was appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court; in April 2008 Indiana’s voter ID law was upheld.

About guest columns We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Marc Emral by calling 853-6264. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to have your photo taken here. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Friday for next Wednesday’s issue. E-mail: memral@community press.com Letters, columns and articles submitted to the Hilltop Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. In Ohio, the state charges $8.50 for an individual state photo ID. Under HB 159 any individual who cannot afford to purchase a state ID can receive one at no charge. The same arguments advanced by liberals in Georgia and Indiana are being recycled by progressives in Ohio. The groundwork to restore confidence in our elections has been done – Indiana, Georgia and the 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform. Ohio has the template for needed changes. HB 159 is the first step in the process to restore confidence in Ohio elections. Maggi Cook lives in Columbia Township.

Letter carriers collect for hunger relief On Saturday, May 14, letter carriers throughout the Tristate will be taking part in the 19th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Since its inception in 1993, the NALC food drive has grown to be the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Since the food drive’s inception, we have been partnered with the Freestore/Foodbank and the hundreds of agencies they support. During this time we have locally collected over 2 million pounds of non-perishable food. In 2010, our national total number of food poundage collected over the years exceeded the 1 billion pound threshold. With help from the other postal

crafts and thousands of other volunteers, we conduct the food drive annually in every U.S. state and jurisdiction. The timing of Gerald the annual Giesting event is calculated to restock Community the shelves of Press guest local food banks columnist and pantries as their stores are depleted. It should come as no surprise that this year the food drive will be especially important as more Americans than ever need help feeding their families. To take part, simply place nonperishable food items next to your

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What do you think about the United States ending the space shuttle program later this year, and relying on private companies to ferry cargo and crew into space? “I can hardly wait for the flashing billboards shining down from space! Moon ads anyone? I can see the salivating salespersons already getting out their contracts.” W.K.S. “This is one entity that the government can do it better than the private sector so they should continue on with the program. Can’t you see astronauts out in space waiting to come home and some union boss decides the workers are not paid well enough

so we are going on strike.”

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mailbox before the carrier makes his/her rounds on Saturday morning, May 14. Your carrier will collect the non-perishable items and the Postal Service will transport it to the Freestore. If you live outside the city of Cincinnati, you can still participate and be assured that food collected in your local community stays in your local community. I want to take this opportunity to thank the members of our community and all the volunteers for the generosity they’ve shown throughout the years. And I am asking you once again to help letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger. Please help us so we can help others. Gerald Giesting is president of Branch 43 of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

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“I have to admit that my feelings are not based on extensive scientific knowledge, but I have a hunch that it is a waste of time for human beings to attempt to ‘explore space.’ The cost of building rockets and sending astronauts up must be enormous, and I have trouble seeing what benefits we derive from it. “We are almost certainly never going to have colonies on the moon, for instance – it is uninhabitable. And the notion that we can populate other planets in our solar system, or beyond, is also unrealistic. “So I really don’t see much reason to continue with the shuttle program.” B.B.

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What do you think of the way the administration has handled the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, including the conflicting stories about the mission, and the decision not to release photos? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to hilltoppress@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. “The U.S. has enough economic challenges right now that I am very comfortable with private companies doing the job.” E.E.C. “As long as it saves money on the Government level and is overseen by NASA, I have no issue with this idea.” O.H.R.

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Tim Boehmer, of the Ohio chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Hamilton County Park District, gave a few brief words about the Arbor Day celebration prior to the tree planting.

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Tim Boehmer, of the Hamilton County Park District, shows some of the Arbor Day celebration attendees the emerald ash borer trap that was set up along Sharon Road in Forest Park.

Forest Park celebrates Arbor Day The city, along with representatives from the Hamilton County Park DisFOREST PARK – Forest trict and Duke Energy, gathPark is using its annual ered with community memArbor Day tree planting cer- bers April 29 at the intersecemony to make the commu- tion of Winton and Sharon nity aware of the emerald roads for the tree planting. This is the ninth year for ash borer, as well its successful run as a Tree City the tree planting, which is part of a project with Duke U.S.A. that manages vegetation under power lines. Tim Boehmer, a member of the International Society of Arboriculture and representative from the park district, said the partnerships created “It just shows the commitment … to horticulture,” he said. Jack Sutton, executive director of the Hamilton County Park After a brief presentation at the Forest Park Arbor Day celebration Arbor Day celebrants District, said the partmake their way across Winton Road for the ceremonial tree planting. nership between the park district, Forest Park and Duke Energy has come a long way at the intersection, which is now landscaped with low-atmaturity plants. “I think the product we see this morning is a great example of communities working together to solve issues,” he said. Mary Lou Aufmann, member of the beautification commisJack Sutton, of the Hamilton County Park District, gives a few brief remarks sion, said she feels honored that Forest about the Arbor Day celebration in Forest Park. Park dedicates so much effort to green space and remaining a Tree City U.S.A. for 21 years. “It’s fantastic,” she said. Aufmann has been on the Forest Park beautification commission for 22 years and worked to get the city its first Tree City designation. Along with the tree planting ceremony, Boehmer also cautioned those in attendance about the dangers of the Emerald Ash Borer, which kill ash trees. By Rob Dowdy

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Forest Park City Councilwoman Sheila Cottle shovels dirt onto a newly planted tree as part of the city’s Arbor Day celebration.

Forest Park City Councilwoman Denise Holt reads the city proclamation declaring April 29, 2011 Arbor Day in the city. Duke Energy is working to remove ash trees near power lines in order to reduce the possibility of them falling on the lines. Once the trees are removed, Duke plants vegetation that matures much lower to the ground. To find your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/forestpark.

Forest Park resident Mary Lou Aufmann, a member of the city's beautification committee, helps plant the tree during the city's Arbor Day celebration.

This is the ninth year for Forest Park's tree planting ceremony at the intersection of Winton Road and Sharon Road. The ceremony is part of a project with the city and Duke Energy.


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

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

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Farm Market of College Hill, 3-6:30 p.m. Includes vendors of garden ornaments, mulch and plants., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Parking Lot. Local produce and home-produced food. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 5420007; www.collegehillfarmmarket.org. College Hill.

Spring Froth Fest, 6-11:30 p.m., Donauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Music by the Rodney Allen Combs Band Friday. Food available: pit-roasted pork barbecue and chicken, grilled sausages, bratwurst, homemade desserts, domestic and German beers, wines and schnapps. Presented by Donauschwaben Society. Through May 14. 385-2098; www.donauschwaben.com. Colerain Township.

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Imagination … Imagine If … , 7-9 p.m., Finneytown High School, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, Trip back in time through acting and dance to time when you believed anything was possible and that you could go, do and be anything. $6. Presented by Maria’s School of Dance. 659-8502. Finneytown.

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

ON STAGE - DANCE

SENIOR CITIZENS

Contract Bridge for Beginners, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. With accomplished bridge player and instructor, Joe Conway. Learn seven phases of game, concentrating largely on bidding and playing. Detailed bridge manuals supplied to each student at first class and will be referenced throughout series. Cost includes contract bridge manual and cards. Ages 50 and older. $20 per series. Registration required. 853-4100; www.lec.org. College Hill. F R I D A Y, M A Y 1 3

BENEFITS

Relay For Life of Colerain Township, 6 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, Concludes May 14. Overnight team walk. Halloween theme to “scare away cancer.” Cancer Prevention Study 6-10 p.m. for ages 30-65, registration required. Benefits American Cancer Society. 888-227-6446, ext. 4209; www.relayforlife.org/colerain. Colerain Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for six classes; $5 per class. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

FARMERS MARKET

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

FESTIVALS

CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Celebration of food, family and all aspects of Italian culture. Adults only Friday. Benefits St. Catharine of Siena Parish. $1. 481-2830; www.cincitalia.org. Cheviot.

Performance and Time Arts Series, 810:30 p.m., College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave., Showcase of new works in dance, music, theater, spoken word and multimedia. With Bill Donnelly, Diane Germaine, Todd Juengling, Mandy Milligan, Irene Mirci and Kari Olson. $15, $12 students and seniors; $12, $8 students and seniors advance. Presented by Contemporary Dance Theater. 591-2557; www.cdt-dance.org. College Hill.

RECREATION

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Nov. 30. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Diabetic Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Health care professionals share the newest and latest information, as well as answer your specific questions. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1 4

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Create a Kaleidoscope, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Jane Riggi Studio, North Bend Road, No previous glass cutting experience required. Basic glass cutting and soldering techniques taught. Patterns and supplies available from instructor. Bring your own lunch or order pizza with the group. $69, plus $39-$59 for supplies. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932; www.uc.edu/ce/commu. Mount Airy.

BENEFITS

Tom Stone Memorial Soccer Game, 5-9 p.m., Palma Park, Village of Greenhills, Memorial soccer game. Includes admission to play or watch, T-shirt, water and snacks. Family friendly. Benefits Tyler and Alex Stone Educational Fund. $10. Presented by Tyler and Alex Stone Educational Fund. 851-3743. Greenhills.

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CIVIC

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

EDUCATION

Boating Skills and Seamanship, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, A comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. Course consists of core required lessons plus five elective lessons, providing up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions. $40. Registration required. Presented by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 310-2817; email kenbeiser@roadrunner.com; http://a0820503.uscgaux.info/. Springfield Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

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

FESTIVALS

CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 3-11 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Music by Michael Sutherland 4-6 p.m. Sal Ventura and Dr. Zoot 7-11 p.m. Family-friendly. $1. 481-2830; www.cincitalia.org. Cheviot.

PROVIDED

Marcia Ball, pictured, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the McAuley Performing Arts Center, 6000 Oakwood Ave. in College Hill, with special guests Ricky Nye and the Paris Blues Band. The performance is sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. Tickets are $27.50. For more information, call 681-1802 or visit www.gcparts.org.

SHOPPING

Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St., Collectibles, jewelry, small appliances, small furniture and glassware. Baked goods and lunch items available. 591-0414. Mount Healthy. Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale, 9 a.m.2 p.m., Green Township Administration Building, 6303 Harrison Avenue, Compost bins, $35. Rain barrels, $50. Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted while supplies last. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 9467755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS Spring Froth Fest, 4:30-11:30 p.m., Donauschwaben Park, Music by Alpen Echos. 385-2098; www.donauschwaben.com. Colerain Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Marcia Ball, 8 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Performing Arts Center. Pianist. Ricky Nye and the Paris Blues Band also performing. Family friendly. $27.50. 681-1802; www.gcparts.org. College Hill.

MUSIC - STUDENT PERFORMANCES

Imagination … Imagine If … , Noon-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Finneytown High School, $6. 659-8502. Finneytown.

ON STAGE - DANCE

Performance and Time Arts Series, 810:30 p.m., College Hill Town Hall, With Bill Donnelly, Diane Germaine, Todd Juengling, Mandy Milligan, Irene Mirci and Kari Olson. $15, $12 students and seniors; $12, $8 students and seniors advance. 591-2557; www.cdt-dance.org. College Hill.

Creating Your Journey for the Second Half of Life, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Develop personal travel plan for second half of life that covers everything from financial planning to downsizing, health and wisdom. Ages 40 and up. Free. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown. S U N D A Y, M A Y 1 5

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Lakeridge Funfest, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Dance for over age 50 crowd. Admission includes soft drinks, beer, snacks, photo, door prizes, music and dancing. Family friendly. $10. 521-1112. Colerain Township.

RECREATION

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those with Crohn’s Diseases, colitis, IBS and their family members. Includes presentations and discussion. Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 1 7

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Wormburners, 8-10 a.m., The Mill Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Senior men golfers, ages 55 and up. Golf and picnics. New members welcome. $30. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 923-3808; email kjortwein@fuse.net. Springfield Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Evening Adult Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

SCHOOLS

Aiken High School Alumni Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Aiken High School, 5641 Belmont Ave., Gym. Basketball event and bid farewell to the old school. Past and present students and friends. 687-5457. College Hill.

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RECREATION FESTIVALS

Maifest, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, German cultural exhibits, woodcarving display and dancing. Refreshments available. Benefits German Heritage Museum. Free. 574-1741; www.gacl.org. Green Township. CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 1-9 p.m., Harvest Home Park, Music by Michael Sutherland 1:30-3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ray Massa’s euroRhythms 4-7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Family-friendly. $1. 481-2830; www.cincitalia.org. Cheviot.

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township.

Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 9231985; www.yottaquest.com. Mount Healthy. W E D N E S D A Y, M A Y 1 8

HEALTH / WELLNESS Nutrition for Your Well-Being, 10-11 a.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Mindy Krumdieck, registered dietitian, teach how to make better food choices within your lifestyle. She uses sample menus to help guide and educate consumers on making healthy selections. $15. Registration required. 853-4100; www.lec.org. College Hill. Caring for Mom: To Continue Her Independence, 6-8 p.m., The Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, For people caring for an older adult. Information to help guide you through resources needed to make difficult decisions easier. Free. Registration required. Presented by Home Care by Black Stone. 522-1154; www.springfieldtwp.org. Finneytown. RECREATION

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; www.mthcs.org. Mount Healthy.

MUSIC - BLUES

Cincy Blues Society Blues Challenge, Noon-9 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Music by 25 local blues bands/musicians. $15. Presented by Cincy Blues Society. 742-0060. Colerain Township. M O N D A Y, M A Y 1 6

EXERCISE CLASSES Evening Adult Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Lynn Carroll leads stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises.$25 for six classes, $5 each. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. ELISE MANAHAN/STAFF

The MainStrasse Village Association will present the 32nd annual MainStrasse Village Maifest from 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, May 13; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 15, on Main Street in Covington. Maifest includes more than six city blocks filled with German and international food and drinks, specialty and domestic beers, works by more than 75 artisans and crafts person, amusement rides, live entertainment on four stages, a street chalk art contest, Baby Mai contest and more. Admission is free. Free parking is available in the IRS parking lot at 4th and Johnson streets. “All You Can Ride” bracelets will be available from opening to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for $15 and will be valid until 6 p.m. the day of purchase only. For more information visit www.mainstrasse.org. Pictured is Zinzinnati Bierband at a previous Maifest.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Health Rhythms-Group Drumming for Seniors, 2-3 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Feel the power of a drum beat during this music-making wellness class. No musical experience necessary. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company offers a new twist on “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” through May 29. The company’s take is inspired by the 1970s, with a retro feel. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, at 719 Race St. Tickets are $22-$28. Call 513-381-2273 or visit www.cincyshakes.com. Pictured are Darnell Pierre Benjamin as Valentine, Jolin Polasek as Silvia and Cary Davenport as Proteus in the production.


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Hilltop Press

May 11, 2011

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What to do, what to think when crises arrive in our lives When crises arrive in our lives the first one we tend to blame is God. “Why does he allow such things to happen?” we wonder. Whether an earthquake, a car accident, or unfaithful spouse, we forget the fact the fact we are imperfect people, living in an imperfect world, and each imperfect person possesses a free will. I hold little credence in the idea that God causes suffering and crises. I believe they come along and God uses them. From womb to tomb we presume that life will always be nice, understandable and favoring me. When reality seems otherwise we’re shocked and surprised. Where do crises come from? Author Sue Monk Kidd offers some helpful analyses of the origin of many difficult times. They come from three basic sources: developmental transitions, intrusive

events and internal uprisings. Let’s look at each. 1 . Developmental Father Lou t r a n s i Guntzelman tions natPerspectives u r a l l y occur in everyone’s life. Ordinary persons move from stage to stage as their lives progress. Though after awhile we hate the changing, each transition is to serve as a doorway into greater life and fuller maturity. Consider some of the stages: birth; beginning school; puberty; moving away from home; risking and forming relationships, etc. Add to these the arrival of midlife; the empty nest, coping with aging; redefining our marital relationship; leaving the workforce.

Developmental changes are sprinkled throughout life. Their occurrence usually is accompanied by varying degrees of crisis. They cause turmoil and rattle our illusion that we have control of life and it will always be the same. They call for us to make wise choices. In us is a tug toward growth, yet a stronger tug to stay where we are. How we deal with these crises of a developing life makes all the difference. 2. Intrusive events are a second source of crises. They can come in many forms and take us by surprise. Too many to number, they include such events as accidents, serious illness, a beloved’s death, losing our job, betrayal by a friend, a natural catastrophes, a miscarriage, etc. Though harsh, such crises present several doorways through which we can choose to enter. We can become bitter or

better persons. The greatest factor affecting our lives for good or ill is the attitude we take in the face of things we cannot change. 3. Internal uprisings are the third source of personal crises. Their arrival is quietly subtle and often unspecified. We may slowly begin to notice a vague sense of restlessness, emptiness or a tinge of depression that persists. There may be spiritual doubts about our faith, insomnia, blossoming addictions or even more pronounced symptoms such as panic attack or phobias. We try to explain them by using the generic terms of stress, burnout or boredom. Where do these mysterious afflictions come from? There is a life force within us always straining toward wholeness. It has its own way of getting our attention when healthy development is stymied or stifled. Typically we only

become concerned about psychic advancement when we hurt inside. Unfortunately, a crisis is always considered as something wrong, not helpful. A crisis is very often a holy summons to grow. As Robert Frost instructs us, “The answer is to find the way through, not the way around.” Sometimes we need help from another human with competent and professional insights. Perhaps the best way to meet the crises of our lives is to admit them and their accompanying feelings, spend time in genuine reflection, and be painfully honest with ourselves. This is the way of feeling, searching, and learning. It takes time. Theologian Martin Marty offers an excellent insight for us when such times occur. He writes, “Brokenness and wounding do not occur in order to break human dignity but to open the heart so God can act.”

One comes into the kingdom of the True Self by entering a “narrow gate.” Jesus Christ encouraged us not to be afraid of that door. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Because she didn’t have the protection plan she hired her own electrician and he was able to fix the problem for less than $200. Duke says 38 percent of its electric service territory has underground lines, and 26,000 of those customers have signed up for Duke’s underground protection. Duke is not allowed to advertise the plan because state regulators say that would be unfair to others offering the same protection. A local insurance agent tells me the older the house is, the more likely you are to see these kinds of problems – and should consider buying this type of insurance. However, he says, many homeowners insurance policies will pay for the excavation cost to fix tree root damage to your underground lines. Bottom line, it’s best to check with your homeowners insurance company first so you know exactly what’s covered – both inside and outside your home. Then you’ll know the true value of an utility line protection you’re considering.

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Life

May 11, 2011

Add a twist to chicken nuggets with pretzel crust This cool, rainy weather has been great for our peas, radishes and early greens. We’re just starting to get a good amount of asparagus and the potatoes and onions are up. Today is the first day in many that it’s sunny and not raining. Perfect for hanging clothes on the line.

Chicken nuggets with pretzel crust

For Sherie Mitchell, a Lebanon reader. “I want something a little different than the usual nuggets for the kids, and I saw a pretzel coated nugget dish on TV, but can’t remember where,” she said. Here’s one that may fit what Sherie wants. 2 cups salted pretzel twists 1 ⁄2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated About 1 cup flour Pepper to taste 3 eggs beaten with 1 tablespoon water 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet. Put pretzels and cheese in a food processor

a n d process until well mixed and coarsely ground. Or do this in a plasitic food bag Rita by hand. Heikenfeld Place in Rita’s kitchen s h a l l o w b o w l . Combine flour and pepper together. Beat eggs with water. Roll chicken in flour until coated. Dip in egg mixture, letting excess drip off. Put into pretzel mixture and roll until coated. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden. You can turn the nuggets halfway through if you want. Serves four. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: To get better browning on breaded and crusted foods, spray lightly with cooking spray before baking. That little bit of fat helps brown.

Gorgonzola bacon dressing for salad

I know it’s not low fat, but this is delicious. We ate it with our green and radishes from the garden. Go to taste on the seasonings.

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College Hill woman on Cincy State advisory group Regina Troxell, director of organization development for The Christ Hospital, has been named to the Advisory Committee of Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center. The WDC is one of the entrepreneurial arms of Cincinnati State. It provides career training for individuals and meets the needs of corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profits for highvalue workforce education and training that fits their specific content, timetable, and location requirements. It also offers a wide range of certificate courses for students at its Evendale campus, including renewable energy, social media, health care and management. The WDC’s Advisory Committee is a 25-member team of academic and industry professionals that guides course offerings and

helps insure that they are meeting the needs of employers in the region. As director for organization development at The Christ Hospital, Troxell is accountable for leadership, management and employee development, coaching, talent assessment, workforce engagement and workforce analytics. A former clinical laboratory technician, Troxell has served in leadership roles with Alliance Laboratory Services, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, and the United States Army. Troxell, a College Hill resident, earned a master of education degree in executive human resource development at Xavier University, a bachelor’s degree in organizational studies at Northern Kentucky University and an associate’s

degree in applied sci- Troxell ence at Cincinnati State. She completed an MBA Certificate Program via the NKU College of Business/METS Center and is an examiner for the Ohio Partnership for Excellence/ Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program. She also mentors and coaches college students from diverse backgrounds, and serves on non-profit boards, including Centerpoint Health. She is an adjunct professor of graduate studies at Xavier University and serves as an advisory board member to Xavier University’s Williams College of Business – Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. For more about your community, visit www. cincinnati.com/collegehill.

Herbert Brown wins Westheimer award Finneytown resident Herbert R. Brown, retired senior vice president, public relations, Western & Southern Financial Group, was presented with the Ruth. W. and Robert I. Westheimer Award for Continuous Leadership at United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Leaders & Legends luncheon April 7. This award recognizes an individual’s long-term leadership to United Way through a variety of activities. The award is named for the Westheimers, who have been synonymous with out-

standing volunteer leadership in Greater Cincinnati for more than 50 years. Brown has volunteered for United Way for 40 years, dedicating his time to strengthening services for children, individuals and families. He was an active member of the board of directors between 1980 and 1994 and the executive committee, serving in a variety of roles including governance, planning, fund distribution, human resources, and marketing/communications. He has also chaired the

Affirmative Action Committee, pushing both United Way and United Way-funded agencies to improve their representation of the community at staff and board levels. Brown’s other civic and local community efforts support organizations including, Boy Scouts of America Dan Beard Council, FamiliesForward, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Good Samaritan Hospital. For more about your community, visit www. cincinnati.com/finneytown.

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Seminar will help caregivers of elderly May 18 With Father's Day rapidly approaching many are becoming increasingly aware that parents will need their children's help as they enter their golden years. This can be a major upheaval for both the aging and their families. To address this growing trend, Springfield Township, North College Hill and West College Hill senior centers,

The seminar will include a light dinner and attendees will be given a take-home resource guide. in conjunction with Home Care by Black Stone, are promoting a free seminar to educate caregivers of the estimated 42 million Ameri-

cans who are, or soon will be, dealing with the emerging responsibility of taking over the health care of their elderly family members. Registered Nurse Micki Fehring, a 15-year health care veteran and geriatric care manager for Care Advisors by Black Stone, will share her insights and experiences in assessing, and meeting the myriad of needs

of aging adults. Fehring will present from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Springfield Township Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road. The seminar is designed to educate attendees on ways to handle and diffuse the stress associated with multi-generational care, illuminate the many available care options, share

ways to finance costly elderly care, and ways to ensure the safety of, and prolong the independence of, our elders. Fehring has been intimately involved in easing this transition for local families her entire career. The seminar will include a light dinner and attendees will be given a take-home resource guide of informa-

tion and materials covering elder care as presented at the event. A series of follow-up sessions addressing individual topics discussed during the seminar will be announced that evening, to more thoroughly address specific individual concerns. To register for the seminar, go to www.springfieldtwp.org/adultprograms.cfm, or call 513-522-1154.

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Winton Woods Elementary School teaching assistant Sharon Greene decorated the school’s lobby to promote Earth Day. Students pledged to respect the Earth in a variety of ways, and the school has collected cans during the last five weeks to recycle. as well as celebrate Earth Day. “We just decided to make it an honor,” she said. “It was fun to watch.” One student in particular went above and beyond during the five-week collection. Third-grader Devin Price collected nearly 2,000 cans himself. “I heard they were having a pizza party (for the winning class). Nobody was bringing in the cans, so I brought some,” he said. Price said his family collects aluminum cans throughout the summer months, and his grandfather helped him bring them to the school. Price, who will remain at the school next year as a fourth-grader, said he plans to do his part in the upcoming can collection as well. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/local.

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Families needed to host exchange students Finneytown resident Linnea Eschenlohr attended the EF Foundation for Foreign Study’s annual conference March 4-6 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Recognized for program leadership, Eschenlohr, an international exchange coordinator for EF Foundation, joined nearly 400 colleagues from across the country at the three-day event. She attended workshops and informational sessions designed to enhance professional development. In Eschenlohr’s position as an international exchange coordinator, she is supporting a priority United States foreign policy goal of expanding communications between U.S. citizens and people from other countries. She, along with EF Foundation’s full-time professional staff, is responsible for matching the right students with the right host families, enrolling them in high school and providing students, schools and host families with ongoing guidance and support throughout the year-long exchange experience. “The EF Foundation annual conference was

exciting and informative,” said Eschenlohr. “It was a great opportunity to meet with my colleagues and learn about new ways to ensure the highest-quality exchange experience for our students, host families and schools. I am excited to put into action all that I have learned.” Eschenlohr is currently looking for Finneytown and Wyoming families to open their homes to an exchange student for the 2011-2012 school year. For more information on the program, contact Linnea Eschenlohr at 513-703-0858 or prlinnea@rocketmail.com. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, EF Foundation for Foreign Study is the leader in high school exchange. Committed to promoting international understanding and global awareness for over 30 years, EF Foundation brings more students to the United States each year than any other high school exchange program. Since 1979, the organization has matched over 100,000 talented, enthusiastic students from around the world with caring host families across the United

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Robert Lee Harris, 75, North College Hill, died April 27. He was a former member of city council. He was a Mason and involved in Knothole Baseball. Survived by wife Joanne Harris; children Mona Harris (Lawrence) Best, Suzy (Dan) Hotchkiss, Bob (Kathy) Harris, Beth (Steve) Tessler; grandchildren Katie, Kerri Hotchkiss, Hogan, Cooper Harris, Savino, Francesca, Veronica, Stephanie Tessler; great-grandchildren Carter, Cole, Kaylee, Mia, Caedan, Orlando;

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siblings Tom Harris, Beryl Walbert; friend Otis. Preceded in death by grandson Danny Hotchkiss, brother Jim Harris. Services were May 1 at Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: TriState Parkinson’s Wellness Chapter, 4 Triangle Park Drive, Suite 404, Cincinnati, OH 45246, American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Crossroad Hospice, 4360 GlendaleMilford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Dorothy Day Hittinger, 91, formerly of Finneytown, died May 6. She was a teacher for Mount Healthy schools. Survived by children Diane Cross, Robert (Cherie), David (Jeri), Mark

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(Janice), Matthew (Joan) Hittinger, Bill (Kate) Halbig; foster children Joe, Bobby, Mary Ann Halbig; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchilHittinger dren. Preceded in death by husband Lester Hittinger, daughter Gail Foglia, siblings Harry, Robert Day. Services were May 9 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Miami Whitewater United Methodist Church, 9700 Dry Fork Road, Harrison, OH 45030 or Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

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8230 Fourworlds Drive No. 3, April 26. 5600 Colerain Ave., April 28.

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John Morbach

John Morbach, 89, Mount Healthy, died May 4. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survived by children Denny, John (Sharon), James (Mary) Morbach, Melba (Mike) Rosselot; grandchildren Sharon, Rene, Michelle, Amand, Jennifer, Julie, Catherine, Patricia, James Jr.; great-grandchildren Morgan, Shelby, Trey, Savannah, Caitlin, Kody, Hunter; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Beulah Morbach, sisters Barbara, Theresa, Eva. Services were May 7 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Marine Corps League Foundation, P.O. Box 3070 Merrifield, VA 22115.

Jake Ruinard

Jacobus C. “Jake” Ruinard, 80, Mount Healthy, died April 28. He was a pressman for the Erie Times News. Survived by wife Annabell Ruinard; children Syja (Charles) Woodruff, Ann (Mark) Parshall; siblings Cor Ruinard, Reck Sigmund; seven grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home.

Rachel Turley

Rachel van Kooy Turley, 71, Mount Healthy, died April 29. Survived by husband Chester Turley; children Tracey (Michelle) Turley, Richard (Angie) Clausen; six

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Arrests/citations

Keith Ely, 19, 7959 Guilford Drive, obstructing official business at 1231 Omniplex, April 20. Charles Alford, 67, 1574 Williamson Drive, weapons under disabilities at 1574 Williamson, April 22. Jordan Brown, 25, 1236 Waycross, disorderly conduct at 631 Northland Blvd., April 22. Tyrone Tanks, 30, 9949 Arborwood, domestic violence at 833 W. Kemper Road, April 23. Juvenile male, drug abuse at Waycross, April 25. Susan Adewusi, 45, 7752 Montgomery Road, disorderly conduct at 11630 Elkwood Drive, April 26.

Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary

Residence entered, victim threatened

and jewelry of unknown value removed at 11526 Raphael Place, April 24.

Aggravated robbery

Victim threatened and cell phone of unknown value removed at 716 Northland Blvd., April 20. Victim threatened and keys and cell phone of unknown value removed at 594 Dewdrop, April 22.

Assault

Victim struck at Fremantle, April 25. Victim struck at 2182 Quail Hollow, April 25. Victim threatened at Kemper Meadow Park, April 26.

Criminal damaging

Rocks thrown at vehicle at 11539 Geneva, April 21. Window and wall damaged at 10095 Quailwood, April 26.

Criminal mischief

Garage wall damaged at 1440 W. Kemper Road, April 23.

Forgery

Victim reported at 2150 Waycross Road, April 20.

Theft

DVD player valued at $400 removed at 2084 Quail Court, April 25. $185 removed at 11898 Chase Plaza, April 21. Shoes and coat valued at $530 removed at 2184 Quail Road, April 24. Stereo valued at $200 removed at 612 Dewdrop, April 23. Speakers valued at $40 removed at 1143 Smiley, April 22. Computer games and video games of unknown value removed at 1143 Smiley, April 25. Graffiti found on building at 11992 Chase Plaza, April 22.

MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations

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Chadwick Collins, 25, 1725 Hastings Ave., domestic violence at 8000 block of Hamilton Avenue, April 26. Juvenile, disorderly conduct at 1500 block of McMakin Avenue, April 28. Ron Bradley, 23, 2098 Quail Court, drug possession at 7700 block of Hamilton Avenue, April 30. Darius Price, 34, 1624 William Howard Taft Drive, drug possession at 7700 block of Hamilton Avenue, April 30. Antonio Crews, 36, 1726 Stevens Ave., disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 1726 Stevens Ave., April 30.

Incidents/reports Criminal damaging

Man reported windows broken at 7362 Huntridge Ave., May 1.

Felonious assault

1746 Newbrook Drive man reported being beaten at 7800 block of Hamilton Avenue, May 3.

Theft

United Dairy Farmers reported $66 in gas stolen at 7900 Hamilton Ave., May 2. Man reported bench stolen, recovered at 7355 Perry St., May 1. Mount Healthy South Elementary School reported copier stolen at 7900 Werner Ave., April 29. United Dairy Farmers reported $20 in gas stolen at 7900 Hamilton Ave., April 28.

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. Brandon Rhodes, 25, 3261 Colleen Drive, drug paraphernalia at Emerson Avenue, April 18. Thomas Fain, 22, 1137 Groesbeck Road, drug possession at 2900 block of North Bend Road, April 27. Allante Brown, 19, 7949 Clovernook Ave., operating vehicle under the influence, obstructing official business at Centerridge Avenue, April 27. Aneisha Ragland, 22, 1568 W. Galbraith Road, disorderly conduct at 1568 W. Galbraith Road, April 27. Sharanne Alexander, 22, 2618 Chesterfield Court, disorderly conduct at 1500 block of West Galbraith Road, April 27. Vincent Evans, 21, 2978 High Forest Lane, public indecency at 1500 block of Goodman Avenue, April 29. Kiara Shaw, 21, 6516 Hamilton Ave., assault at 6516 Hamilton Ave., May 1. Jessica Finke, 24, 3412 Niagara St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 1500 block of Goodman Avenue, May 1.

Incidents/reports Burglary

Woman reported break-in, nothing taken at 1934 DeArmand Ave., May 2. Woman reported money stolen at 1915 Emerson Ave., April 29. Man reported money stolen at 6918 Clovernook Ave., April 27.

Criminal damaging

Man reported vehicle damaged at 1273 Norman Ave., April 18. Man reported vehicle damaged at 6611 Betts Ave., April 18. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 6911 Pinoak Drive, April 30.

Criminal simulation

Kroger reported receiving counterfeit $50 bill at 7132 Hamilton Ave., April 29.

Theft

NCH Bakery reported money stolen at 1807 W. Galbraith Road, April 20. Woman reported recycling bin stolen at 1718 Dallas Ave., April 21. 6008 Belleaire Place woman reported cell phone stolen at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, April 22. Man reported money stolen at 6836 Bake Ave., April 25. United Dairy Farmers reported $75 in gas stolen at 6813 Hamilton Ave., May 1. Woman reported gun stolen at 6919 Robvern Drive, April 30. Jarnot Optical reported $150 in merchandise stolen at 1833 W. Galbraith Road, April 29. United Dairy Farmers reported $10 in gas stolen at 6813 Hamilton Ave., April 27. Man reported money stolen at 6836 Bake Ave., April 25.

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Robert Green, 38, 1802 Catalpa Ave., disorderly conduct at 1800 block of Goodman Avenue, April 23. Rasheeda Render, 21, 879 Lafayette Ave., disorderly conduct at 1800 block of Goodman Avenue, April 23. Otis Speaks, 37, 2586 North Bend Road, disorderly conduct at 1800 block of Goodman Avenue, April 23. Kenneth Miller, 36, , disorderly conduct at 1800 block of Goodman Avenue, April 23. Nicholas Mara, 18, 7056 LaBoiteaux Ave., assault at LaBoiteaux and Acorn avenues, April 23. Anthony Mara, 20, 7056 LaBoiteaux Ave., assault at LaBoiteaux and Acorn avenues, April 23. Virgil Cougher, 60, 8563 Daly Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8500 block of Daly Road, April 20. Kevin Brown Jr., 24, 6920 Kleindale Ave., open container at Savannah and Sundale avenues, April 19.

Arrests/citations

Juvenile, unauthorized use of vehicle at 10700 block of Maplehill Drive, April 22. Dauwood Merriweather, 21, 2954 High Forest Lane, theft at 1600 block of Hudepohl Drive, April 22. Damien Bonner, 32, 2132 Roosevelt Ave., drug possession, theft, menacing at 2132 Roosevelt Ave., April 22. Juvenile, weapons under disability at 8800 block of Neptune Drive, April 20. Juvenile, domestic violence at 10400 block of Bossi Lane, April 18. Juvenile, domestic violence at 6300 block of Golfway Drive, April 19. Juvenile, domestic violence at 1400 block of Meredith Drive, April 19. Missy Vaughn, 36, 807 North Bend Road, domestic violence at 807 North Bend Road, April 19. Robert Brown, 46, 1419 Losantiville Road, theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, April 22.

• Mount Healthy: Chief Al Schaefer, 728-3183. • Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 569-8500. • North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171. • Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101. • Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220. India Jamison, 18, 8210 Kingsmere Court, attempted felonious assault at 8210 Kingsmere Court, April 19. Norris Pass Jr., 50, 7228 Reading Road, receiving stolen property, theft at 1600 block of West Galbraith Road, April 18. Juvenile, disorderly conduct, criminal damaging at 10900 block of Birchridge Drive, April 25. Donald Douglas, 23, drug paraphernalia at Hamilton Avenue & North Bend Road, April 26. Leslie Pfeiffer, 39, 1662 Newbrook Drive, drug possession at 1662 Newbrook Drive, April 27. Juvenile, felonious assault at 9800 block of Dargate Drive, April 27. Cherrod Darby, 21, 10763 Sprucehill Drive, theft at 10800 block of Hamilton Avenue, April 27. Michael Pfeiffer, 37, 1662 Newbrook Drive, drug possession at 1662 Newbrook Drive, April 27. Julius Bradley, 21, 10763 Sprucehill Drive, assault, theft at 1100 block of Compton Road, April 27. Anganeda Evans, 31, 2052 Sevenhills Drive, making false alarms at 2052 Sevenhills Drive, April 28. Marc Smith, 40, 2160 Sevenhills Drive, domestic violence at 2160 Sevenhills Drive, April 28. Vernon Smith, 36, 481 Brunswick Circle, assault at 9100 block of Winton Road, April 29. Juvenile, domestic violence, criminal damaging at 1400 block of Meredith Drive, May 1.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

Woman reported money stolen at gunpoint at 8979 Desoto Drive, May 1.

Assault

Woman reported being hit during argument at 2100 block of Galbraith Pointe Lane, May 1.

Burglary

Man reported two TVs, computer, tools stolen at 722 Castlegate Drive, April 21. Man reported video game system stolen at 6583 Greentree Drive, April 21. Woman reported TV stolen at 10877 Birchridge Drive, April 25. Man reported break-in, nothing taken at 10551 Mill Road, April 26.

Criminal damaging

Woman reported siding damaged at 8868 Ebro Court, April 17. Indiana man reported vehicle damaged at 10700 block of Hamilton Avenue, April 15. Man reported mailbox blown up at 474 Waterbury Circle, April 22. Woman reported furniture damaged at 8244 Kingsmere Court, April 26. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 973 Huffman Court, April 28. Man reported vehicle damaged at 2032 Bluehill Drive, May 1.

Felonious assault

Fairfield man reported attacked at gunpoint at 2100 block of Roosevelt Avenue, April 30.

Identity theft

Woman reported Social Security information used to obtain utility service at 1446 Biloxi Drive, April 7.

Misuse of credit card

Man reported unauthorized charges at 1810 Fallbrook Drive, April 4.

Theft

Woman reported money stolen at 7931 Glenbrook Drive, March 10. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 9830 Arvin Ave., March 9. Man reported vehicle stolen at 8 Staburn Ave., March 10. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 9654 Fallhill Drive, March 8.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

Woman reported vehicle taken at 2051 Second Ave., March 9.

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REAL ESTATE COLLEGE HILL

1449 Aster Place: Schoenharl, Muriel to Schoenharl, Karen; $64,000. 7920 Cherrywood Court: Owsley, Veronica to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $30,000. 1200 Groesbeck Road: Curry, Janniece to Elohim Group LLC; $16,000. 5300 Hamilton Ave.: Smith, Cheryl to Dean, Benjaminn Jr. and Lillian S.; $39,000. 6616 Montevista Drive: Stewart, Robert T. to HSBC Bank Usa; $58,000. 6306 Savannah Ave.: Brown-Jackson, Leslie K. to Fannie Mae; $56,000. 1012 Venetian Terrace: Bank of New York Mellon The to Moustafa, Lela D.; $55,000.

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794 Evangeline Road: Williams, Angela Y. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $86,000. 621 Grandin Ave.: Moss, James E. and Otellia to Fannie Mae; $52,000. 957 Halesworth Drive: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Equity Trust Co. Custodian; $44,000. 11262 Hanover Road: Blair, Connie J. to Love, Willie and Jeanette J.; $100,000. 11541 Hanover Road: Davis, Harold

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. C. and Sara M. to Fannie Mae; $66,000. 899 Hanson Drive: Elbert, Steve to Elbert, Steve; $19,250. 1019 Harkin Drive: Elbert, Steve to Elbert, Steve; $19,250. 1201 Omniplex Drive: 1201 Omniplex Cincinnati LLC to LG 1201 Omniplex Cincinnati LLC; $1,399,000. Winton Road: 1201 Omniplex Cincinnati LLC to LG 1201 Omniplex Cincinnati LLC; $1,399,000.

GREENHILLS

13 Hamlin Drive: Witt, Len L. III to Laclair, Joyce; $82,500.

MOUNT AIRY

5650 Glenview Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Frisch, Nathan; $36,750. 2630 Kipling Ave.: Onyekelu, Cornelius E. to U.S. Bank NA; $68,000.

5707 Kiplingwood Drive: Beneficial Ohio Inc. to Ross, Daryl; $123,950. 2524 Rack Court: Burnet Capital LLC to Ayagashe Holdings Inc.; $26,500. 2524 Rack Court: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Burnet Capital LLC; $22,000. 4921 Raeburn Drive: Kinderman, Peter J. to Henry, Thomas J.; $165,000.

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7228 Elizabeth St.: Aurora Loan Services LLC to Walter, Richard; $29,000.

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2037 Dallas Ave.: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Davis, Steven and Pamela; $24,200. 1827 De Armand Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Re Recycle It LLC; $8,000. 6778 Richard Ave.: Fugate, Herbert L. and Peggy A. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corportion; $54,000.

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1857 Aspenhill Drive: Weaver, Jason E. and Lori A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $73,685. 8899 Balboa Drive: Deutsche Bank

Trust Co. Americas Tr. to EH Pooled 111 LP; $12,250. 6265 Betts Ave.: Aurora Loan Services LLC to MVF Properties II Ltd.; $31,450. 11937 Briarfield Court: Guardian Savings Bank to Robbins, Denotra S.; $82,800. 8832 Cabot Drive: Fannie Mae to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $24,000. 710 Castlegate Lane: Rother, Maria P. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $62,000. 524 Fleming Road: Tweedy, Ramon to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $70,000. 9209 Meadowglen Drive: Telinda, Mary Louise to U.S. Bank NA ND; $40,000. 8310 Newbury St.: Robinson, Theodore J. to Economacos, Demetrios H.; $28,000. 1575 Springdale Road: Mathews, Edith F. and Russell to U.S. Bank NA ND; $88,000. 7389 Winton Road: Citimortgage Inc. to Executive Freight Transport LLC; $55,000. 7401 Winton Road: Citimortgage Inc. to Executive Freight Transport LLC; $55,000. 2359 Woodbluff Court: Balbas, Massaud to Aurora Loan Services LLC; $80,000. 8920 Zodiac Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Nyame, Charles; $48,480.

POLICE REPORTS From B7 Speedway reported food stolen at 8378 Winton Road, March 18. Man reported money stolen at 10909 Crystalhill Drive, March 17. 11337 Reading Road woman reported wallet stolen from vehicle at 8700 block of Grenada Drive, March 20. Man reported wallet stolen from vehicle at 8902 Cherryblossom Drive, March 15. Man reported money stolen at 6308 Witherby Ave., March 15. Woman reported bike stolen at 1594 Pleasant Run Drive, March 25. 8451 Pollox Court woman reported wallet stolen at 8400 block of Winton Road, March 24. Fairfield woman reported money

stolen from purse at 6300 block of Daly Road, March 20. 12078 Brisber Place woman reported vehicle stolen, recovered on Kemper Road at 11900 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 26. Woman reported mail stolen at 9995 Thoroughbred Lane, March 24. Man reported check stolen at 1613 Acreview Drive, March 23. 6765 Parkview Drive man reported money stolen at 6400 block of Winton Road, April 9. Springfield Township reported soccer equipment stolen at 320 Caldwell Drive, April 5. Man reported stereo equipment stolen at 1037 Thunderbird Lane, April 4. Man reported vehicle stolen at 8826 Neptune Drive, April 15. Springfield Township trustees reported

picnic table stolen from Hillside Park at 320 Caldwell Drive, April 15. Man reported gun, jewelry stolen at 982 Springbrook Drive, April 13. BP reported money stolen at 1195 Compton Road, April 13. 1263 Jeremy Court woman reported vehicle stolen at 1000 block of Harbury Drive, April 22. Kroger reported merchandise stolen at 8421 Winton Road, April 22. Man reported garbage can stolen at 1097 Hempstead Drive, April 19. Man reported license plate stolen at 1998 Mistyhill Drive, April 17. Woman reported computer stolen at 2132 Roosevelt Ave., April 21. Woman reported vehicle stolen at 8757 Cabot Drive, April 25. Wyoming man reported tools stolen from vehicle at 20 Compton Road, April 25.

Woman reported money, jewelry stolen at 1352 Forester Drive, April 25. 9007 Winton Road man reported dog, car battery stolen from vehicle at 1200 block of Section Road, April 26. Little Caesar's reported money stolen at 10834 Hamilton Ave., April 27. Woman reported jewelry stolen at 1813 Aspenhill Drive, April 27. Woman reported check stolen at 10229 Maria Drive, April 28. 3241 Vitmer Drive man reported vehicle stolen at 8600 block of Balboa Drive, April 28. Man reported credit cards stolen from vehicle at 1715 Forester Drive, April 29.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

Man reported vehicle taken at 8406 Arundel Court, April 25.

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Sheena Parton, executive director, Llanfair Retirement Community, is honored with the 2011 Community Service/Outreach Award by Scott Collins, president/CEO, Linkage.

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