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5th-graders sample the ABCs By Heidi Fallon

Think it over

A Finneytown High School class experienced what it is like to have a baby during a Baby Think It Over class. The program is designed to focus on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. – FULL STORY, A5

They started with avocado and ended with zucchini as they sampled their way through the alphabet. Healthy Food Fridays wrapped up for fifthgraders at Whitaker Elementary School with a smorgasbord of 26 different foods. Kathy Dolle cooked up the healthy eating idea for her class, starting in September. She was looking for a way to incorporate not only healthy eating but also teach her students the nutritional values of food. “The children were so excited and would try to guess what the next food item would be,” Dolle said. There were a few ground rules for the monthly Friday food fare, Dolle said. “Nobody had to taste anything they didn’t want to,” she said. “They did have to look, smell and touch, but not taste. “Secondly, everyone had to be respectful of others’ taste preferences. The word nasty could never be uttered.” Students could substitute adjectives like

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Whitaker Elementary School fifth-grader Jesse Cobbs offers Laura Horn a taste of injera, one of the A to Z foods his class has been sampling during Healthy Food Fridays. Horn is a member of both the Finneytown Local School District school board and the district’s Wellness Committee.

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Gorgeous Campbell watches Whitaker Elementary fifth-grade classmate Matthew Dobson eat a guacamole cracker, something she’s resisted since it was part of the class Healthy Food Fridays.

unusual or different or tasty. Dolle said nearly all of her class of 22 tried all 26 food items and most of those, she said, wanted a second helping of the toothpicksized samples. Dolle, with help from a Finneytown Educational Foundation grant, bought all the different foods and prepared them herself. A few of the more exotic foods included injera, a flat bread traditionally eaten in Ethiopia; jicama, a root vegetable sometimes called a Mexican turnip; quinoa a South American grain; and xigua, a tasty fruit similar to watermelon. “I really liked the injera the best, I think,” said fifth-grader Jesse Cobbs. “It has an exciting taste that’s savory.” While fifth-grader Gorgeous Campbell

admitted she had declined the avocado in the guacamole dip, classmate Matthew Dobson said it was great. “It’s my favorite,” he said. “It’s not salty and has a pleasant taste and I really like the green color.” To celebrate the end of the project, Dolle’s class invited a few special guests to see what they’d been cooking up. Guests included members of the Finneytown school board and the district’s Wellness Committee. Laura Horn is both, plus she’s a nutritionist. “I was excited to see what the students were doing,” she said while waiting to sample the fare. “It’s important to incorporate nutrition into our schools any way we can.”

New NCH website highlights city info By Heidi Fallon

North College Hill residents soon will be able to get a quick glance at what’s happening around the city. Matt Miller-Novak, along with several other members of the service segment of the group Change NCH are putting together a website slated to be online June 1. Miller-Novak was a Change NCH-backed candidate in 2009, along with several others supported by the political action committee. Aptly named, the design includes highlighting businesses, events, people and where to find information about the city. “It will be as apolitical as possible,” Miller-Novak said. “What we’re really looking for is input from residents, businesses, members of groups and students to contribute to the site.”

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Matt Miller-Novak and a few friends are getting set to launch a new website that will highlight businesses, organizations and events in North College Hill. The aptly named is expected to be online June 1. He said that could range from poetry, essays, church and civic events, as well as council meeting minutes. “We want residents to feel it’s their website as well as ours,” he said.

With help from a website designer friend, Miller-Novak is being assisted in the project by George Hilleary, Jason Foley and Nick Link. He said the site will premier with a business video feature on

Humbert’s Meats. “We’d like to have a quiz about a local business with a $20 gift certificate prize,” Miller-Novak said. “We have the skeleton of the website and will be enhancing it as we go along. That’s why we need people to contribute to it.” The website isn’t all MillerNovak has planned for the city. Along with the Passages Gallery, an art gallery at Goodman Elementary School that he is working with the school district with, Miller-Novak is putting his own artistic prowess to work. He and school district art students plan to create a mural for Grace Avenue side of Van Zandt Restaurant and Tavern, 1810 W. Galbraith Road, this summer. The business has been the site of several fundraisers for the gallery. Miller-Novak said he hopes to have the gallery open in early September.

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June 2, 2010

Mt. Healthy valedictorian ready to walk By Jennie Key

Talk to valedictorians or top high school graduates, and a pattern begins to emerge: “start early, work hard, motivate yourself.” Those have been watchwords for Mount Healthy High School 2010 valedictorian Brandon Okel. And they have paid off. “I have been working toward this goal since freshman year,” he said. “It was my top goal.” Okel, the son of Bev Okel and Steve Okel, had top academic performance as his top goal, but he found time to enjoy the work along the way. He was on the varsity golf team, and has played basketball, baseball, and was a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club, the German Honor Society and was a drummer for the marching band, concert band and pep band. Okel is headed for the University of Cincinnati to study architectural engi-


The 2010 Mount Healthy High School valedictorian is Brandon Okel. neering, where he has a good head start. Thanks to postsecondary options, he is leaving high school with 33 college credit hours. Okel said the challenge at the college level is to motivate yourself. He’s


Mount Healthy High School celebrated its top 10 seniors in the Class of 2010 with a reception with their parents. Todd Christensen, Kyanna Perry, Joseph McKinney, Domonique Roseman, valedictorian Brandon Okel, Kelsey Berning, Brooke Shirley, Aaron Ector and Dairick Wade received medals for their academic achievements. Not pictured is salutatorian Chris Van Camp. looking forward to the independence college brings. “It will be nice to be


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doing work because you want to do it, not for grades to get into college,” he said. “Now, it will be learning for learning’s sake.” Okel identified two strong influences besides his parents as he reflects on his high school years. He says his youth pastor, Alton Alexander at the Vineyard, was a strong influence during his high school years. He also credits Mount Healthy’s new football coach Arvie Crouch, who letting him work as a student assistant in his senior year. In fact, while Okel graduates from Mount Healthy High School this spring, he will still return to the district

More information Mount Healthy High School graduates at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the Vineyard Church, 11340 Century Circle. The top 10 students are: Kelsey Berning, Todd

Christensen, Aaron Ector, Joseph McKinney, valedictorian Brandon Okel, Kyanna Perry, Domonique Roseman, Brooke Shirley, salutatorian Chris Van Camp and Dairick Wade.

this fall. He will be coaching middle school football for the district. “I love coaching,” he said. “It’s a chance to teach kids to succeed. If all my seventh-graders remain eligible for the entire season, I will consider that a winning season. Football is a great tool to help kids get ready for life.” Okel confesses he’d love to coach football as a career,

but he’s pursuing the engineering degree as a fallback position. “It’s good to have a backup plan,” he said. His speech is ready. He’s ready. When asked what’s the most memorable high school moment, he says this is it. “Graduation. That’s what I think I will remember the most. I am excited to move on to what’s next.”

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It’s the second local instance of a Craigslist sale gone wrong and comes on the heels of a Washington case that made national headlines when a man whose family was selling a diamond ring on Craigslist was fatally shot during a robbery of the ring. On May 18, two men are accused of luring a man to North Fairmount on the pretense of buying a $500 Chevrolet Cavalier. When the 26-year-old Walton, Ky. man arrived, he was beat up and robbed at gunpoint. At Broomfield’s bond hearing May 25, the teen’s

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lawyer, Darin Barber, argued this was out of character for his client – who has no criminal record. Barber called the crime “strange.” That comment raised Hamilton County Municipal Judge Bernie Bouchard’s ire. He said crimes against Craigslist sellers have become all too common. “This isn’t strange at all,” Bouchard said. “People put things on Craigslist and then people come and rob them.” In the Springfield Township robbery, officers said that earlier this month Broomfield and three juveniles answered Ngok Thai’s Craigslist advertisement for a PlayStation 3. They directed Thai to an abandoned building on Monsanto Drive on May 11. By chance, officers caught the teens inside the house before Thai arrived and sent them home, according to court records. Then Thai arrived, explaining he thought he was going to sell his video game system. The teens later admitted they were plotting to rob Thai, according to court records.


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Harness is Mt. Healthy alumna of year By Jennie Key

Patti Rogers Harness, class of 1970, was selected as 2010 Alumna of the year by the Mount Healthy High School Alumni Association. She was to receive the award at the Mount Healthy High School Celebration of Excellence May 24. “I was surprised,” she said. “They kept the nomination a secret. I am very honored, but I think there are so many other volunteers, it’s hard to accept being honored for what I do.” Harness said she has always loved the name of the city. “I want to help our district live up to that name,” she said. Harness is a tireless supporter of Mount Healthy City Schools, as well as the community of Mount Healthy. It’s a family affair: Patti, her husband Steve and two sons are all graduates of the school district. Patti graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a major in elementary education and taught third and fourth grade at her old school, Duvall Elementary, before leaving to raise her two sons. When she quit teaching, she took up volunteering. She has supported the schools through her involvement in PTA/PAC,

band boosters, room mother, student mentor and as a fundraiser. But the band had Harness her heart. “I think band programs are very important for the success of a school district,” she said. She developed the business sponsorship program and was responsible for collecting donations of more than $40,000. The sponsorship program included Mount Healthy businesses and outlying corporations to help purchase equipment, instruments and new uniforms for the high school band program. Since its inception, she has helped the Mount Healthy Alumni Band coordinate and perform its annual Alumni Band Concert. The schools are not the only beneficiaries of Patti’s work. She is a lifelong member of the Mount Healthy United Methodist Church and serves on the Education Committee, is Children's Coordinator, and teaches young people. Currently, Patti is employed at Universal Advertising Associates Inc. in Colerain Township as the in-house proofreader and supporter of its sales staff. She was selected from 13

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The nominees Five Mount Healthy alumni served on the committee to review the nominations, which were submitted to the without names. Each was nominated by family, friend or co-worker. Nominees are considered based on their accomplishments and their background as a positive role model for society. The nominees for Mount Healthy High School Alumnus of the Year were: • Iris Heid Porter, class of 1941; • Ida Katherine Shelton, Shockley, class of 1942; • Gene Hessler, class of 1946; • Robert VanZandt Diserens, class of 1950; • Glenn E. Schaaf, class of 1957; • Dr. Susan Korn Wilson, class of 1960; • Bonnie Winings Deffren, class of 1967; • Patti Rogers Harness, class of 1970; • Glenn Haynes, class of 1971; • Randy Campbell, class of 1978; • Tommie Lewis Jr., class of 1989; • Michael Townsend, class of 1991, and • Christina Herlinger Tino, class of 1997. Nominations are kept on file for consideration for five consecutive years. If you would like to serve on the committee or would like to nominate someone, contact Rose Kahsar at 522-1612 or e-mail her at nominations for Alumnus of the Year. “I am very honored,” she said. “There are a lot of people who do a lot of good things for our district, but they didn’t graduate from Mount Healthy. I would love to see them honored as well.”


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Turner Construction to build Mercy in Green Turner Construction Co. has been selected as the contractor for the new Mercy hospital in Green Township. Turner has locations throughout the United States, including its office in Cincinnati. Turner has completed hundreds of acute care hospitals, academic medical centers, heart centers, and ambulatory surgery centers. Recent highlighted projects include the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, the Yale-New Haven Hospital Smilow Cancer Center, and an addition to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. “This is another important step as we move forward on plans for the new hospital that will serve as the hub for our comprehensive health care services on the west side and in western

Hamilton C o u n t y, ” said James May, president/CEO of M e r c y Health Partners. May The new hospital will be a state-of-the-art-health care facility, providing a full range of health care services, including emergency care, obstetrics, cancer care, open heart surgery, and a comprehensive orthopedics program. The hospital will be on North Bend Road near St. Ignatius Church. Turner will work with the architects for the project – Champlin Architecture, of Cincinnati, and Ellerbe Becket, of Minneapolis – to construct the 200-bed hospital. “We are thrilled to be part of a project that will be so significant for health care

in greater Cincinnati,” said Ken Jones, vice president and general manager for Turner’s Cincinnati/Kentucky office. The new site is only a few miles from the campuses of Mercy Hospital Mount Airy and Mercy Hospital Western Hills. The hospitals are continuing to provide care and are adding new technology and new services that will be transitioned to the new hospital when it’s complete in 2013. Mercy also offers a range of health care services throughout the West Side that include primary care, emergency care, imaging centers and a health and wellness center. You can keep up on the latest news about the new hospital project at, or learn more about all of the services Mercy provides by visiting

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Kidney donation lesson in generosity Gannett News Service Doug Bertram stands more than a foot taller than Lois Minton, but he looks up to her when he thinks about his future. Bertram, a technology support technician at Winton Woods City Schools, will receive a kidney next month from Minton, a fourth-grade teacher whom he barely knew - until recently. Bertram, a 48-year-old father of two, suffers from polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts form on kidneys, impeding their function. There is no cure, but dialysis and a transplant can lengthen and improve his life.

Bertram of Springfield Township inherited the illness from his mother, who died in 2000 at age 68 after 12 years of dialysis but no transplant. In recent years, the illness has sapped Bertram’s energy, making it hard to maintain energy for his fulltime job and hobbies. Minton, who has taught elementary school for 27 years, heard from a coworker about Bertram’s illness and learned that his only sister wasn’t a match for a transplant. His brother, who has diabetes, isn’t a candidate either. When Bertram stopped by her class earlier this year, Minton volunteered one of her kidneys.

“She told me, ‘I’m a match. Just stay positive. I’m a match.” And, sure enough, she was,” he said Wednesday. “I wasn’t sure at first if she was really serious. But she made it clear she was serious. She took the ball and ran with it.” Minton, 54, answered a list of initial health questions, got tested for kidney stones, had her blood and tissue typed and even had a CT scan on her liver. She learned Feb. 12 that she was a match and phoned Bertram while he was on vacation to give him the good news. “I feel privileged to be able to do this for another human being,” she said. Bertram, at 6 feet 7 inches, is much taller than the 5-foot Minton. But doctors assured him that her kidney is a good match. Minton said her three older sisters were not sur-

prised that she would volunteer a body part. “I’m not married and I have no children,” she said. “It was somebody in need and I wanted to help. I’m kind of strong-willed and it’s my decision.” Minton has received transplants, too: a cadaver ligament in a knee and a tissue transplant on an eye during cataract surgery. Doctors at Christ Hospital are awaiting the final OK to perform the surgery May 25. It will involve three to six weeks of recovery for Minton and six to eight weeks of recovery for Bertram. Typically, within a few months after the removal of one kidney, the remaining kidney enlarges and assumes about 90 percent of the function the kidneys had prior to donation. The life expectancy and general health of the living donor


Doug Bertram is used to fixing problems. As a technology support technician for Winton Woods Schools, Bertram, with Winton Woods Elementary School fourth grade teacher Lois Minton, is in and out of classrooms and offices throughout the district. are not affected by donating a kidney. Bertram has been a singer and keyboardist with the local rock band Montage for about 30 years, as well as a computer technical worker at Winton Woods for

the past four years. He said he’ll try to thank Minton by living his life more fully. “You’ve got to live life the best you can and make her feel it was worth it to make that kind of sacrifice,” he said.

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Finneytown students find parenting a tough class By Heidi Fallon

They were awakened in the middle of the night and during class, scrambling to figure out whether their newborns wanted a bottle, to burp, or, worst of all, a new diaper. Luckily, students in Terry Owen’s Child Development Class at Finneytown High School didn’t have to be parents for long. The Baby, Think it Over program assigned lifelike newborn babies to each student for several days and nights. The 7-pound bundles of computer technology were linked to Owen’s classroom computer and to the student via a wrist band. “When they cry or chime, you have to figure out whether they’re hungry or want to be rocked,” said Anna McClain, 17. “I learned really quickly that I’m not ready to be a mom. Even though I work at a day care and really love kids, I’m not ready for my own.” That seemed to be the consensus of students. “She woke me up six times during the night,”


Anna McClain uses a classroom desk for diaper duties, making certain her son, Queso, doesn’t set off a computer alarm. HEIDI FALLON/STAFF

Christina Dozer comforts her daughter Laila Rose, picking the name because of her grandmother. said Christina Dozer, 18. “It was interesting when three of us took our babies to the mall to shop for prom dresses. The babies look real and we got a lot of looks.” Owen said the idea of the program, which she reintroduced this year, is to educate and inform. The program is designed, she said, to focus on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The computer notes


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immediately if one of the babies is put on its stomach for any length of time. “The students are learning what a commitment parenthood is,” she said. “They quickly realize that a baby rules their world and they’re understanding they need to choose to be parents. “It makes them all better parents when the time comes.” Her class has nine

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storage from the last time Owen taught this unit, only those four aren’t computer savvy. Students are graded on the computer’s log of care and negligence. It can tell Owen, among other things, whether they provided proper head support, fed their baby on time every time and if a diaper went unchanged. “I had no idea a baby cried this much,” said Amanda Dukes, 17. “I know after this that a baby definitely isn’t my future plans.”




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Students, from front left, Sarah Hassdenteufel and Misaki Horiba; second row, Florencio Eworo Ayingono and Nan Chanyong, spent the last year attending Winton Woods High as part of the school's foreign exchange program with the EF Foundation for Foreign Study.

Exchange students look back on year at Winton Woods

From attending prom to playing sports to helping out with the spring musical, this year’s exchange students at Winton Woods High School have made the most of their year away from home. Anan “Nan” Chanyong from Thailand, Sarah Hassdenteufel from Germany, Misaki Horiba from Japan and Florencio Eworo Ayingono from Spain have all embraced their American high school experience, even if there were some adjustments along the way. Three of the four students say the language was the hardest adjustment to make. “I had trouble pronouncing some words because some sounds aren’t in my language,” said Chanyong. “I can’t always explain what I mean,” said Horiba. Ayingono said that while he earned good grades in English class at home in Spain, his parents said his English was the worst. “I’ve learned how to speak (English) this year,” he said.

For Hassdenteufel, the adjustments were to the American lifestyle. She admits that many of her impressions of what life would be like came from watching American TV shows. Ayingono agreed, saying “I had a different view of the United States before I came here, and I was wrong on a lot of things.” He said he would watch American sports and movies and would “see the fun and not the rules.” “You only see the happy sides,” added Hassdenteufel. Even with the adjustments they had to make, all of the students say they’re happy they’ve had the experience. “Don’t be stuck in one country. This world is really big, and you have to know it,” said Ayingono, who has lived in Africa, Europe and America. Hassdenteufel said exchange experiences are important because “if we know about other countries

we’re more interconnected.” Chanyong said his experience has been fun and encourages other students to “see and do new things you’ve never done before. “My highlight has been meeting new friends every day,” said Hassdenteufel. Horiba agreed. “I tried to make as many friends as I can, and I appreciate all the students here,” she said. Chanyong added that he was impressed on the first day of school with how friendly the other students were to him. He also mentioned the friends he made while playing on the junior varsity and varsity soccer teams and the varsity tennis team at the high school. Ayingono said he’s “made friends everywhere.” “This experience has made me more open to people,” said Hassdenteufel. “It’s easier to talk to people.” Horiba agrees. “It’s opened my mind and helped me find new things about myself.”


Straight A students

Seventh-grade students in Erin Gong’s Chinese class at Winton Woods Middle School recently participated in a video conference with high school students from central China. Students discussed their school day, homework, video games, sports and music. Students from both countries performing raps for each other. Malik Williams is shown talking to the Chinese students via Skype.


Mount Healthy scholars

The Coordinating Council of Mount Healthy City Schools awarded 11 seniors $20,000 in scholarships. The scholarship recipients are, from left, Brandon Okel, recipient of the Ethel Frost Memorial Scholarship, $3,500; Domonique Roseman, David Bechtel Memorial Scholarship, $2,000; Kara Brown, Coordinating Council Scholarship, $1,000; Todd Christensen, Coordinating Council Scholarship, $1,000; Keisha Brown, Joseph Epplin Scholarship, $1,000; Dairick Wade, Bert Barnes Memorial Scholarship, $2,000; Kelsey Berning, Teri Phillips Memorial Scholarship, $2,000; Brooke Shirley, Wendt Family Scholarship, $1,500; Kyanna Perry, Ruth Griffing Memorial Scholarship, $1,500; Joseph McKinney, Ethel Frost Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; and Jasmine Norment, Joyce Hauer Memorial Scholarship, $1,500. The Coordinating Council is a volunteer group that oversees scholarships and the Sharing Tree, a joint effort of holiday giving with the city of Mount Healthy. The scholarships are named after living and deceased people who have had a role in education in the district.

McAuley seniors win Cheviot Savings Bank scholarships Four McAuley High School seniors have received $1,000 college scholarships from the Cheviot Savings Bank Charitable Foundation. Julie DePauw, who won the award for character, is the daughter of Dave and Sue DePauw of Springfield Township. She will attend Purdue University in the fall, major-

ing in biomedical engineering. Elizabeth Helpling and Tracy Minich won awards for leadership. Helpling, who is also McAuley’s salutatorian, is the daughter of Paul and Alma Helpling of White Oak. She plans a double major of English and political science and a minor in Spanish while attending the

University of Notre Dame. Minich, the daughter of Tom and Michele Minich of Monfort Heights, is going to Xavier University next year. She will major in marketing. Sarah Weyer, who won the award for service, plans to attend Ohio State University. She is the daughter of Mike and Anne Weyer of College Hill.

The Anthony Munoz Foundation and PNC Bank recently honored 18 local high school students for their all-around achievements during the eighth annual Straight A Luncheon. Morgan Fletcher of Lockland High School, left, and Branden Nelson of Aiken College & Career High School, right, were named the 2010 Straight A winners, each receiving a $5,000 college scholarship. Fletcher earned five varsity letters in volleyball, track and cheerleading. She has a 3.98 grade-point average and will attend the University of Cincinnati. Nelson earned six varsity letters in football and baseball. He has a 3.0 GPA and also will attend UC. Sixteen other finalists received $2,000 scholarships. Fletcher and Nelson are pictured with Anthony Munoz and his wife, Dede.

Honor pancakes

Students who made the honor roll at Jane Hoop Elementary were given a special treat: a pancake breakfast prepared just for them. Pictured are thirdgraders Marcos Vazquez and Shenoa Klosinski, fourthgrader Cali McQueen and first-grader Prince Okonny. PROVIDED.


Field trip

McAuley High School French students recently had an opportunity to experience a bit of French culture without leaving town. They took a field trip to La Petite France to eat French food while conversing in the French language. Pictured from left are McAuley students Michelle Schmidt, Abby Ceddia and Brittany Wyatt, and teacher Ellen Schaf enjoying their creme brulee.


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June 2, 2010

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District title 1st in 15 years for McAuley By Mark Chalifoux


McAuley junior Emily York runs her leg of the 4x800-meter relay during the Division I Regional Championships at Dayton Welcome Stadium on Wednesday, May 26. McAuley finished the relay in fifth place during regionals with a time of 9:29.85 while just missing out on a state qualification. With the top four teams advancing, Mason took fourth place at 9:29.22 while finishing less than one second ahead of McAuley.

The McAuley track team won a district championship for the first time in more than 15 years in 2009 and the Mohawks repeated the accomplishment in 2010. “We’re a very wellrounded team,” head coach Kim Flynn said. “We scored in 14 events and had some standout performances.” Sophomore Danielle Pfeifer won district championships in the 800-meter run and the 1600-meter run and was also part of the district champion 4x800-meter relay, along with Jordan Thiery, Sarah Pierce and Emily York. Senior Lundyn Thompson was the other big standout, as she finished second in the discus and won a dis-

trict title in the shotput. She also broke the school’s shotput record this season, a record that had been standing since the 1980s. “Lundyn scores us a lot of points at every meet and Pfeifer was phenomenal last year and has been again this year,” Flynn said. Other top performers were Kerry Caddell, who finished second in the 200meter dash, and Taylor Bove, who was second in the long jump. Pierce is also a strong distance runner and finished third in the 800-meter run. At the regional meet, the 4x800-meter relay fell just short of qualifying for state, with a fifth-place finish. Thompson also finished fifth in the discus. Flynn said the team this season is comparable to the

one the Mohawks had last season overall, as the two teams had nearly identical scores at the district meet. The only difference is in the strengths of each team. The Mohawks are much stronger in the distance races with more depth this season and also in the long jump, as freshman Bove has been a standout in that event. Freshman Rebecca “Kansas” Ashton has been impressive in the hurdles and finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at the district meet. Thiery and juniors Jen Beck and Emily York have been big contributors in the relays. “Ashton has made an incredible improvement this season,” Flynn said. “For her to make it as a freshman in the 100 hurdles is a big accomplishment.”

Flynn said the school’s recent success has improved the enthusiasm around the program. “A lot of girls are working really hard because they’ve seen other hard workers have success and it’s sort of snowballed in a good way,” she said. The team has had a lot of personal records at the end of the season and the Mohawks should be strong for a third straight year in 2011 as McAuley has only two seniors. Thompson will be especially difficult to replace, and the other senior is a pole vault standout, Lizzie Helpling. McAuley will bring back all their competitors from the track events. “We had some juniors get hurt at the end of the season too so if everyone is


Danielle Pfeifer of McAuley wins the girls’ 1600 meter run at the GGCL track championship earlier this season. healthy, we have a lot of potential next year,” Flynn said. “This group worked really hard and it paid off. It was a great group of girls.”

BRIEFLY This week in volleyball

• Moeller beat St. Xavier 25-20, 25-13, 25-18 in Division I Regional Final 1, May 22. • Elder beat La Salle 2520, 25-23, 25-20, May 22, in the Division I Regional Final 2.

This week in tennis

• St. Xavier beat Lakota East 4-1, May 24, advancing to play either Upper Arlington or New Albany, May 30, at Ohio State. St. X’s Ryan Bandy beat Mueck 6-0, 6-4; Sean Bandy beat Fraley 6-0, 6-0; Hirsch Matani beat Noufer 6-0, 6-0; Ed Broun and Devin Bostick beat Witzman and P. Abunku 6-0, 6-3.

Summer fitness camp

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Army All-American

Winton Woods High School junior Antonio Poole has been nominated to play in the 2011 U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl. Poole was nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl SelecPoole tion Committee, which consists of All American Games' network of regional directors throughout the country, and Tom Lemming. The nationwide U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour begins in September and runs through December, when the final players will be announced. If selected, Poole will play next year on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas. This past season with the Warriors, Poole helped lead his team to the 2009 Division II State Championship. He had 48 solos, 16 assists, 10 tackles for loss, two caused fumbles, three recovered fumbles, and was named First Team All Fort Ancient Valley Buckeye.


St. Xavier junior William Sherman sprints down the track while being flanked by a pair of Elder Panthers during the 100-meter dash at the Division I Regional Championships at Dayton Welcome Stadium on Wednesday, May 26. Sherman took 11th place during preliminary heats for the 100 with a time of 11.12.

Hanson, Ochs lead St. X at regionals By Tony Meale

The St. Xavier High School track team sent numerous qualifiers to the Division I Regional Meet, which was May 26 and 28 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, but was unable to advance anyone to state. “It didn’t go well,” St. X head coach Oliver Mason said. “We didn’t do as well as we would’ve liked to.” Seniors Chris Hanson and Cory Ochs finished fifth in the 1,600 and the 300 hurdles, respectively. Hanson (4:26.08) finished less than a second shy of state, as Mason senior Matt Kahl (4:25.34) placed fourth. Ochs (38.61), who qualified for state last year, finished 16-hundreths of a second behind Springfield senior Alex Gaskins (38.45).


St. Xavier High School junior Andrew Bachmann holds off a Mason runner during his leg of the 4x800-meter relay during the Division I Regional Championships at Dayton Welcome Stadium on Wednesday, May 26. St. Xavier took seventh place in the event at regionals with a time of 8:06.83. Senior Eric Gruenbacher (9:52.66) and junior Ryan Schneiber (52-10.00) finished sixth in the 3,200 and

shot put, respectively, while senior Michael Archbold was eighth in the 400 (51.14).

The 4x800 relay team – comprised of Hanson and juniors Andrew Bachmann, Shomo Das and Robbie Flanigan – finished seventh (8:06.83). The 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays did not advance past preliminaries. Comprising those teams were Archbold, Ochs, senior Brian Donahue and juniors Eric Freeman, Tim Bryson, Jake Brodbeck and William Sherman. “We had some bad handoffs,” Mason said. Sherman was 11th in the prelims in the 100 (11.12) St. X finished second at districts to Mason. The Bombers totaled 92 points, while Mason had 147. Withrow (67), Moeller (47) and Walnut Hills (47) rounded out the top five. “We started off shaky and then did as we expect-

ed,” Mason said. St. X also finished second at the Greater Catholic League South division championship to La Salle. The Bombers amassed 77.5 points, while La Salle had 106. Elder (48) and Moeller (24.5) were third and fourth, respectively. “We might be the only league in the state with four teams, which doesn’t make for a well-balanced meet,” Mason said. “It’s easier for people who aren’t as good to score points.” St. X finished 12th at regionals. The Bombers return several seniors-to-be next year, which bodes well for next season. “Going to state is a combination of four years of hard work and dedication,” Mason said. “It’s the ultimate dream. It’s rare.”

Vote for 2010 Sportsman, Sportswoman of the Year Our readers created the ballot and now it’s time to vote for the 2010 Hilltop Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. Go online to preps and find the yellow and green

Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the righthand side of the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through June 10. Last year’s winners, in the inaugural year, were Brian

O’Connor of Finneytown and Chelsea Hoffman of Roger Bacon. On the ballot for the 2010 Sportsman of the Year: Dominique Brown, Winton Woods; Zach Campbell, Winton Woods; Dakota Dar-

tis, North College Hill; Christopher Hanson, St. Xavier; Matt James, St. Xavier; Alexander Longi, St. Xavier; Luke Massa, St. Xavier; Brandon Okel, Mt. Healthy. Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Megan Kaake,

McAuley; Alex Murphy, Finneytown; Kyanna Perry, Mt. Healthy; Danielle Peters, Roger Bacon; Emily Richmond, Roger Bacon; and Andrea Yates, McAuley


Hilltop Press

June 2, 2010

Sports & recreation

Lancers send 7 to D-I state finals

La Salle track sets district team record By Anthony Amorini

La Salle High School senior Ray Claytor and a pack of six Lancer juniors

scored state qualifications following a record-breaking championship season for the Lancers’ program this spring. The postseason culminated with the Division I Regional Championship finals Friday, May 28, with the Lancers having the most representatives from any school at the meet.


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La Salle secured its regional might with a dominant first-place performance at districts as the Lancers set a district record with 170 points. Elder took second place in the district while finishing at 88 points. “I was very impressed with the way they competed both nights,” La Salle head coach Frank Russo said of the impressive 170-point record. “In my 27 years and 54 seasons of coaching, this team is right at the top as far as the most enjoyable groups I’ve ever had. “The senior leadership is outstanding and the attitude, effort and competitive spirit is second to none. They just refuse to lose,” Russo added. Lancer junior Andrew Silber, one of the seven state qualifiers for La Salle, was one athlete in particular who refused to lose this spring. Silber went undefeated in the pole vault in 2010 including league, district and regional championships

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The Regional Championships for Ohio track and field for Divisions I-III concluded Friday and Saturday, May 28-29, with the top four athletes in each event qualifying to state. State qualifiers travel to Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus for the state championships Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. The Division II and some Division III regionals concluded after Community Press holiday deadlines Saturday, May 29. Below is a list of Division I state qualifiers with their results from the Division I Regional Championships which concluded Friday, May 28:


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Division I regionals Boys 400: 3, Juan Glover (Winton Woods), 49.47.

Boys 800: 4, junior Ethan Bokeno (La Salle), 1:56.97. Boys 1,600: 2, junior Travis Hawes (La Salle), 4:22.12. Boys 110 hurdles: 3, junior Rodriguez Coleman (La Salle), 14.35. Boys 4x200 relay: 4, Winton Woods (Don’Shea Harris, David Hampton, Marcus Jackson, Juan Glover), 1:29.25 Boys 4x800 relay: 2, La Salle (Ethan Bokeno, Travis Hawes, Alex Thiery, Kevin Kluesener), 7:54.44. Boys high jump: 3, senior Ray Claytor (La Salle), 6-04. Boys pole vault: 1, junior Andrew Silber (La Salle), 14-03. Girls 800: 1, Danielle Pfeifer (McAuley), 2:14.08. Girls 4x100 relay: 3, Winton Woods (Ashley McCaster, Taylor Johnson, Dominique Harper, Ariel Johnson), 48.92. Girls shot put: 4, Lundyn Thompson (McAuley), 3801.75. For a complete list of state qualifiers, visit or

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Mount Healthy High School sophomore Vince Turnage, left, exchanges the baton to senior Devin Brown during the 4x200 meter relay at the Division I Regional Championships at Welcome Stadium in Dayton May 28. Mount Healthy finished sixth in that event in a time of 1:29.93.


Mount Healthy High School senior Kendall Ross, left, sprints down the track during a preliminary heat of the 110-meter hurdles during the Division I Regional Championships at Dayton Welcome Stadium on Wednesday, May 26. Ross turned in a time of 16.66 while finishing in 16th place during the preliminary heat at regionals.




jump (senior Ray Claytor, 600), 4x400-meter relay (3:24.84) and the 800 (junior Ethan Bokeno, 1:56.54) to help lift the Lancers to its 170-point total. “Field events were a huge strength for us this year,” Russo said. “These

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La Salle High School junior Ethan Bokeno gets in front of the team from Lakota East during his leg of the 4x800-meter relay during the Division I Regional Championships at Dayton Welcome Stadium Wednesday, May 26. La Salle qualified to state in the event with its second-place finish during regionals with a time of 7:54.44.

guys have made this season a very memorable one for me and I’m looking forward to state.” At regionals, La Salle’s state qualifiers included Claytor, Silber, Bokeno and juniors Travis Hawes, Rodriguez Coleman, Alex Thiery and Kevin Kluesener. Bokeno, Hawes, Thiery and Kluesener teamed up to take second place in the 4x800-meter relay at regionals with a time of 7:54.44. Hawes finished second at regionals in the 1,600 at 4:33.12 with Bokeno taking fourth place in the 800 at 1:56.97. Coleman finished third in the 110 hurdles at 14.35 during regionals to advance to state. Claytor followed up his district title in the high jump with a third-place finish in the event during regionals at 6-04. “It’s one of those seasons where you don’t want it to end,” Russo said.

will be 3-4:30 p.m., Sunday June 6. Players should meet in the in the parking lot behind La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road in Monfort Heights, near the entrance to the stadium. Registration for participating on the team for the upcoming season will be conducted prior to the beginning of the camp for all prospective players. The team is comprised of seventhand eighth-grade students who are not in a position to play football because they either: Attend schools that do not offer this sport, are home schooled or are over thœe weight limit for their schools' respective leagues. Practices and home games are at La Salle High School. The team will compete in the Southwest Ohio Catholic Conference (SWOCC). This is the eighth year that the program has been offered for young men. For more information contact Coach John Bosse at 741-2368.

Soccer sign-ups

Olympian Club is conducting fall soccer sign-ups for ages 4 and up.

Sign up dates are noon to 3 p.m., June 5; noon to 3 p.m., June 19; and 6-8 p.m., June 24. Call 825-1835 for questions.

Free athletic physicals

Finneytown High School Athletic Department is offering free sports physicals for student-athletes. Dr. Thomas E. Shockley Jr. of TriState Orthopedic will be coordinating volunteers for the physicals are being offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 12, at the Finneytown Secondary Campus Main Gym. Students seventh through 12th grades are eligible to participate. Student can attend without a parent as long as they bring a physical form signed by their parents to the session. Physical forms can be picked up in the athletic office. Students receive a comprehensive sports physical including screenings: height and weight; heart and lungs; vision, blood pressure, flexibility and an examination by a physician. Contact the Athletic Office at 7287223.


June 2, 2010




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Water works meets state, federal standards How many times in a day do you use water? What would you do if you turned on the faucet and nothing came out? At the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, our mission is to provide a plentiful supply of the highest quality drinking water and outstanding services to our customers. Our employees work each and every day to provide you with dependable, high quality water each and every time you need it. We are proud to report that our water met or exceeded all state and federal health standards in 2009, as it always has. To ensure we deliver the highest quality water possible, our water quality experts, engineers and water distribution specialists stay abreast of the latest water industry research and technology and continually look for ways to improve our methods.

David E. Rager Community Press guest columnist

ment process. Our Richard Miller Treatment Plant, located on the East Side of Cincinnati, treats water from the Ohio River. It is one of only a few water treatment plants in the nation that uses granular-activated carbon with on-site re-activation. GAC is cited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as one of the best avail-

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Does the Reds’ early-season success make it more likely that you will go to a game, or more games, this season? Why or why not? “It doesn’t influence my decision to go or not to go. I love going to the Reds games and try to catch a game (at least) once a year. It’s always fun and the stadium is (still) so beautiful with a great view. If they don’t win the night I’m there, no big deal – you win some and you lose some. I’m a Reds fan through the highs and lows.” J.K.

“My son and I were making plans for going to at least one Reds game this summer. It would be our third since The Great American Ball Park opened a few years ago. Obviously we’re glad the Reds are doing so well. We might go to more than one game due to that.” R.V. “I hate to weigh in with such a boring answer, but I have to be honest. I’ve reached the age where I’m not terribly interested in watching baseball, either on TV or in person. But there was a time ...” B.B. “I really don’t care where the Reds are in the standings. I like to go anytime the Cubs are in town. Was born and raised in Wrigley and am sticking with them till they win. “However, Great American Ball Park, while not Wrigley Field, is a great venue for baseball, especially compared to that stadium monstrosity called Riverfront. Went

G C W W draws its source water from the Ohio River and the Great Miami aquifer near Fairfield. We typically treat about 135 million gallons of water a day and perform more than 600 water quality tests a day throughout the water treat-

Next question What was the best advice your father gave you, and did you follow it? What happened? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. just a week ago to see St. Louis and really enjoyed the atmosphere. So support your team, the facilities, the city, even if they are the Reds.” J.Z. “It has been years since I enjoyed a Reds game. I was there when Pete hit 4,192 and I also went to a World Series game years ago. “I enjoyed the Big Red Machine of the 1970s. The Reds of the last 25 years have not impressed me very much. However, if they continue to perform I could take in a day game.” J.S.D. “It really doesn’t matter, I am not a baseball fan. I follow the scores and the standings only. I find the game is too slow. I prefer the NFL and the NHL.” M.A.M. “We are fortunate to have weekday season tickets; some we use and some we pass on to others. We’ll be going to as many games as we always do because we love to watch the Reds play. However, having a contending team makes each game more important and more fun to watch. I’m happy to say we’ve seen two walk-off home runs, several come from behind wins, and only one loss!” M.K.T.


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able treatment technologies to remove impurities such as pharmaceuticals during drinking water treatment. This year, GCWW will begin a major construction project to install ultraviolet disinfection treatment technology at the Miller Plant. UV disinfection is able to remove contaminants such as cryptosporidium. Together, these cutting edge water treatment technologies will provide unparalleled protection. The UV technology is expected to be online in 2013 and, once installed, GCWW will be the first water utility in the country to use sand filtration followed by GAC and then UV, further cementing our role as an industry leader. GCWW currently serves 1.1 million people in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties in Ohio and Boone County in Kentucky.

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 Our 2009 Water Quality Report highlights our extensive water quality monitoring and state-of-the-art treatment process. I urge you to read it and learn more about what we do to provide you the highest quality water possible. Our 2009 report is now being mailed to Water Works customers in their utility bills. To view a copy of our 2009 Water Quality Report, visit or call 591-7700 to get printed copies. People served by other water utilities will also receive reports on water quality from their water provider. Customers may check water bills or ask their landlords if they are not sure which utility provides their water. David E. Rager is director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works.

Hazardous waste program open until Oct. Did you know the average home stores between 60 and 90 pounds of hazardous products? These products include pesticides, fertilizers, automotive fluids, cleaning supplies and other chemicals which, when managed or disposed of improperly, pose a threat to human health and the environment. When used, stored, and disposed properly, these products can make our lives easier. However, improper disposal of these products can injure your waste hauler. Sometimes, these chemicals are illegally dumped or poured down sewers and into waterways. Other residents store the products for years in their basements and garages which can increase the risk of spills or, even worse, accidental poisonings. In light of these facts, the

Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District continues to offer residents a convenient opportunity to properly dispose of the hazHolly ardous materiChristmann als stored in homes. Community their The free dropPress guest off program is columnist open through October 16. This program is part of Hamilton County’s Home Safe Home program whose goal is to educate residents on the proper use and management of household hazardous products. This year, there is a new location for the drop-off. The location and operating hours are: 4879

Spring Grove Ave., Tuesdays 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Acceptable items include: gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, pool chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, solvents/thinners, cleaning products, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs, mercury, and batteries. Please visit or call 513946-7700 if you have any questions. Each year, the district responds to thousands of residents looking for ways to properly manage their hazardous products. I encourage you to take advantage of this convenient opportunity to make your home and community a safer and cleaner place to live. Holly Christmann is manager of the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District.

Cincinnati is owner of railroad The city of Cincinnati is the only American city that owns a railroad. The idea began with a public meeting in 1835 to expand the cities economy by creating a railroad south to purchase and sell Cincinnati’s products. The prospects looked good for a rail line from Cincinnati to Louisville and Charleston, after Cincinnati sent representatives to the Southwestern Railroad Convention. Then the financial crash of 1837 stopped all plans. And they learned that Ohio’s Constitution prohibits counties, cities and towns from becoming owners in any joint stock company. The railroad was doomed. Hopes rose again during the Civil War when Gen. Ambrose Burnside wanted a military railroad to the south. Surveys were made, but other war events overshadowed the project and it, too, was abandoned. Cincinnati still wanted a southern railroad. In 1868 E.A. Ferguson put forth a proposal that the city of Cincinnati itself should build and own a southern railway. His idea was endorsed by the population and the city of Cincinnati spent $578.90 lobbying the measure in Columbus. The law was passed May 9, 1869. A jubilant City Council adopted plans for the railroad and pro-

posed a bond issue for $10 million to build the railway. The issue passed and there was celebrating in the streets. Nine bands paraded the street all day. The fire bells rang at six in the morning, at noon, at three in the afternoon. The Superior Court of Cincinnati appointed the first board of directors. They were: Edward A. Ferguson, Richard M. Bishop, Miles Greenwood, William Hooper and Philip Heidelbach. Miles Greenwood became the first president. The last two hurdles would be getting the funds and getting permission to go into cities. In 1870 Tennessee passed the Tennessee Public Act 291 allowing the railroad in. However, Kentucky – Louisville specifically – did not want the railroad in the state. But the central and eastern Kentuckians wanted it. Two years later after much debate Kentucky approved the measure and the railroad was off and running. Contracts were let and work began. In 1875, the $10 million in bonds was used up. And the trustees were forced to ask the city for an additional six million dollars. Doubts about the project began to surface, but $6 million bonds were approved by voters and work continued. In 1877 a portion of the railroad opened

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from Ludlow to Somerset. But the trustees were again out of money, and were forced to Betty Kamuf go to the voters Community again. Another Press guest $2 million was approved. In columnist 1879 the last spike was driven in place. The railroad was finally finished. In 1880, the first freight train completed the route from Cincinnati to Chattanooga, and a passenger train followed a month later. To celebrate the railroads completion trainloads of southern dignitaries came to Cincinnati for a grand banquet at Music Hall which was described as the largest banquet ever attended in the United States. Doubts are gone today about the railroad. It has proven to be a great moneymaker for the city. At times the street lamps on moonlit nights were turned off to meet interest payments, but the rewards are traffic supremacy, and a substantial return on the investment. Betty Kamuf is a winner of Griffin Yeatman Award for Historical Preservation. She lives in Sayler Park. You can reach her at


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Second-grader Jessy James, who’s playing a micropachycephalosuarus, sings a song about her character as classmate Kamile Austin (right) looks on.





Malik Manning (from left), Grayson Spence and Makayla Whittie do their parts during “Dinostars.”

‘Dinostars’ shine

Winton Woods Primary South second-graders recently put on their spring musical, “Dinostars,” for a massive crowd of 400 parents, relatives and friends. “Dinostars” is a musical parody of shows like “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol.” The show

featured students in performing a comedy act, a dance routine, and numerous songs and skits - all while wearing dinosaur costumes. There were approximately 15 speaking parts and about 140 students in the chorus.

Kaleb Berry (left) and Nicole James raise sing and dance during the second grade musical, “Dinostars.”

Winton Woods Primary South second-graders Jasmine Johnson (left) and Kaleb Berry perform a skit during “Dinostars,” which featured a elaborately decorated set and students performing in dinosaur costumes.

“Dinostars” brought more than 400 parents, relatives and friends to Winton Woods Primary South gym. “Dinostars” featured more than 140 children in the choir next to the stage.

While some see the stars of the play on the stage, each of the children in the chorus also sang and danced throughout “Dinostars.” Tai Brown sings her heart out during one of the many songs featured in “Dinostars.”

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


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear 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.


Farm Market of College Hill, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Parking Lot. Local produce and home-produced food. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 542-0007; College Hill.


Book Club, 7 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Adults. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


Bike Night, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Portion of parking lot reserved for motorcycles only. Includes music, beer, vendors and food. Benefits weekly local charity. Free. 923-9464. Colerain Township. F R I D A Y, J U N E 4


Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy. Ramblin Roses, 8-10:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Mainstream and Plus-level square dance club. Recent square dance graduates and experienced dancers welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Greenhills.


Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar - White Oak, 5872 Cheviot Road, Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 923-1300; White Oak.


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


Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., No Worries, 7958 Harrison Ave., 353-5555. Colerain Township.


Fermium, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., $8. Doors open 6:30 p.m. 8258200; Forest Park.


All About Ladybugs, 7 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Wildlife hike on the Pin Oak Trail in search of Ohio’s native ladybird beetles plus discussion about the ladybug invasion of the last decade. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 5

CIVIC Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. Through Nov. 21. 946-7755; Green Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate in this program. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7755; Colerain Township. FOOD & DRINK

Community Cookout, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marsh Supermarket, 693 Northland Blvd., Hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and Bibles. Free. Presented by Forest Dale Church of Christ. 8257171; Forest Park.


Hosta Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Judging begins at 11:30 a.m. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Daylily-Hosta Society. 385-5600; Colerain Township.


Memoirs Club, 10 a.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Share ideas and techniques. Adults. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472. Monfort Heights.


I am the Messenger, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Rose Hill. Doors open 6:30 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.


Bat Basics, 8 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. View slide show on North American bats from Bat Conservation International and learn about local bats. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township. No-Hike Nature Hike, 9 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Bring chairs plus binoculars. Limited number of binoculars available to borrow. Registration required online by June 3. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

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Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road, Furniture, antiques, lawn and garden, household items, home decor, books and clothing. Lunch available. Rain date: June 12. 3858889; Colerain Township.


Pet Parade, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Harbor Amphitheatre. Pet owners can bring a pet on a leash (no longer than six feet) or cage decked in their finest attire. Short program starts event. Bring sealed dog or cat food to be donated to a local animal rescue organization. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. S U N D A Y, J U N E 6


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

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




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


Sunday Morning Summer Strolls, 9 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, “Hummingbirds.” Themed, onehour walks along the Pin Oak Trail. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Bass Pro Tournament Series, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Anglers earn points through six qualifying tournaments for berth into championship tournament on Sept. 18. $60 per two-person team, includes boat rental; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. M O N D A Y, J U N E 7


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


Springfield Township’s Community Garage Sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, inside the Grove Banquet Hall and outside at the Picnic Grove, 9158 Winton Road. Shoppers can browse over 65 booths operated by township residents. For more information, call 522-1410 or visit


Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Plant Killers: Garden rehab for those who over-water, under-water or just don’t know what they’re doing. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 3853313. Monfort Heights.


Partner Golf League, 2:30-5:45 p.m., Beech Creek Golf Course, 1831 Hudepohl Lane, Team of two play nine holes of golf each week and compete against other partners. $19. Registration required. 5228700. Mount Healthy.


Equestrian Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. , Winton Woods Riding Center, 10073 Daly Road. Novice & Above Camp. Daily through June 11. All experience levels. Ages 7-14. $280; vehicle permit required. Registration required. 931-3057; Springfield Township.


Soccer Camp, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Stefanie Hummer Park, 661 North Bend Road, Daily through June 11. Boys and girls ages 5-17. $85. Registration required. 576-9555; email; Springfield Township.


Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp: Weird Science, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Special guest: Mad Science. Daily through June 11. Traditional camp activities. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Pre and post camp care available. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $160, $130 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through June 11. Traditional camp activities. Outdoor camp. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. Ages 12-14. $160, $130 members; deposit required. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Traditional Day Camp: School’s Finally Out, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through June 11. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Kindergarten through fifth grade. $173, $142 members. Registration required. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Pre-School Camps: Garden Gang, 9 a.m.noon or 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through June 11. Themed-weekly activities. Scholarship aid available. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Extended care available. Ages 3-5. Full day: $173, $142 members; half day: $89, $74 members. Registration required. 923-4466. Groesbeck.

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

CIVIC White Oak-Monfort Heights Kiwanis Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road. 3853780. Green Township.


Round Dancing with D and C, 7-9 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 10416 Bossi Lane, Round Dancing with Cuers: Dick & Cinda Reinhart. Ballroom figures: waltz, twostep, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427; Springfield Township.

Portable Production Video Workshop, 6:30-9 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Daily through June 10. Everything you need to know to produce your own program. Highlights include DV camcorder etiquette and usage, optimal audio in small spaces, portable three-point lighting and shot composition. $50, $25 residents. Registration required. 825-2429; Forest Park.


Snake Week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. See and learn about Ohio’s snakes. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Zumba Fitness Classes, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creates dynamic workout. Burn calories and learn body-energizing movements. Ages 55 and up. $5. 741-8802. Colerain Township.



Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m. Music by Thunder Bay Band. With the Funny Companie Clowns and face painting., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads. 851-2856. Greenhills.


Snake Week, 6-8 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Exotic snakes from around the world also on display. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


Wonders of Wind Kite-a-thon, 1-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Ladybug Landing and Butterfly Bluff picnic shelters. Learn to recycle items from home into a kite. Bring your own kite or purchase one. Prizes to those who “soar with skill.” 5217275; Springfield Township.

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The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park ends its 50th anniversary season with the longest-running musical in history, “The Fantasticks,” through June 20. The musical tells the story of young man and the girl next door, whose parents have built a wall to keep them apart. For tickets, call 513-421-3888 or visit

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Handcrafted Greeting Cards Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, All ages. $10. Theme: brides. More information at 385-1637; Springfield Township.


Summerfair, a fine arts and crafts fair, with four different entertainment stages featuring bands, dance and theater troupes and acoustic music, will be FridaySunday, June 4-6, at Coney Island. Hours are: 2-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; ages 12 and under admitted for free. Advance tickets available at

Life often repress one of the poles of the tension. There are other kinds of ambivalence besides relational ones – such as uncertainty or indecisiveness about a certain course of action, ambivalence about a job, religion, sibling, etc. Children at first need unequivocal messages as they begin to grow. Before maturity we are not in possession of capacities for dealing with the ambiguities and ambivalences of life. We encounter them as painful contradictions. Even at a tender age we experi-

of the human condition, and familiar with mysteries. Ambivalence is experiencing contradictory feelings or attitudes toward the same person, object, event or situation. Conflicting feelings are often strong toward parents since they are agents of both discipline and affection. Spouses may also notice sporadic love/hate sentiments toward the other. The polarity of such feelings can be temporarily disturbing when they occur. Some find them so troublesome to admit that they

ence both gratification and frustrations from the same parents. At first we attempt to manage our ambiguity and ambivalence with various strategies, many of them unhealthy. We may blunt our feelings, repress, distract ourselves, dissociate, deny, and later on develop addictions or personality traits. Eventually we’re meant to learn healthier ways. We learn to recognize and hold the tensions between opposites such as love/hate, dark side/good side, vindictiveness/forgiveness, and

choose to acknowledge but discipline the undesirable. We come to see we are imperfect humans living in am imperfect world, yet struggling for wholeness as a person. Life contains many rich experiences as well as paradox and challenging mysteries. In the midst of living our questions, which are often enveloped in anxiety, ambiguity and ambivalence, poet Rainer Maria Rilke offers practical advice: “Bear with patience all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were rooms yet to enter or books written in a foreign language. Don’t dig for answers that can’t be


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Traditional tabbouleh for son’s birthday dinner It will be a Lebanese dinner this Sunday for my s o n , Shane, to celebrate Rita his birthHeikenfeld day. I have Rita’s kitchen to ask what he wants, but I’m pretty sure tabbouleh and fried kibbee will be requested. I’ll be making stuffed grape vine leaves, too, since the wild grape leaves are the perfect size right now. I wish I had some of Joe and Mary Lou Zarig’s homemade Lebanese flatbread to serve with it – Joe and Mary Lou are great Lebanese cooks and bakers. I’ll also make some baklava. I love preparing my family’s Lebanese recipes and I can never get enough. That’s why you’ll find me at the St. Anthony of Padua’s Lebanese festival Sunday, June 6, from noon to 8 p.m. The church is on Victory Parkway. This festival is fun, with

rides, Lebanese dancing and authentic Lebanese food. I love everything they prepare! Get details at 513961-0120.

I like the fine or medium grind. Some folks like to put a squeeze of lemon juice in the salad.

My mom’s tabbouleh

Traditionally, this is served with wild grapevine leaves to act as a scoop, or leaf lettuce, or flatbread. This is a real “go to taste” recipe, wonderful as a main meal, stuffed into pita pockets for lunch, or as a versatile, healthy side dish. Tabbouleh is a healthy salad using bulgur wheat (great for lowering cholesterol and contains vitamin E) and an abundance of summer vegetables. It’s all the rage in local delis, and is expensive to buy. 1 cup bulgur wheat 4-6 tomatoes, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 bunch radishes, chopped (optional but good) 1-2 regular cucumbers, peeled and chopped, or 1 English cucumber, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped

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Jim Grassinger’s mom’s mock turtle soup


Tabbouleh is traditionally served with wild grapevine leaves to act as a scoop, or leaf lettuce or flatbread. 2-3 teaspoons cumin, or to taste Several sprigs mint leaves, chopped (opt.) Several sprigs basil leaves, chopped (opt.) Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄4 cup canola oil, or to taste Place wheat in bowl and rinse under cool water three times. Leave about 1⁄4 inch of water after the third rinse on top of the wheat to soften it. Let sit for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Squeeze to drain any remaining liquid out. Meanwhile, mix your vegetables:

Add all vegetables in large bowl, mixing gently. Add cumin, mint, basil and salt and pepper. Add wheat, and mix well. Add oil, a little at a time, and mix. Taste for seasonings. Add lemon juice if desired. Serves six to eight as a main meal, 10 as a first course.

Tips from Rita’s Kitchen

Bulgur wheat is sometimes called cracked wheat. It looks a little bit like cous cous and is creamy to tan in color. It comes in several grinds.

Jim and Gerri Grassinger live in Anderson; our kids went to high school with theirs. We have many fond memories of Jim filming the kids during track races for McNicholas High. Jim shared his Mom’s mock turtle soup and it looks delicious. No wonder Jim said it’s a family favorite. I hope he invites me over for a bowl.

1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground veal 1 32-ounce bottle ketchup * 4 cups water 1 large onion, diced 1 rib celery, diced 1 lemon, sliced 1 teaspoon allspice 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped 2 tablespoon vinegar 1 ⁄4 cup browned flour Crumble uncooked beef and veal into water, add ketchup, water, onion and

See Rita’s 3 seconds of fame on the “Today Show.” One of her videos was shown in a montage of videos on YouTube of “ordinary people who made a success with YouTube.” Link is http://tinyurl. com/24gtoq3. celery in large pot. Add lemon and allspice and cook for about 45 minutes. Add vinegar and chopped eggs. Cook about 15 minutes. Brown flour in a dry skillet, stirring frequently until medium brown, then add browned flour slowly. Cook a few minutes longer. If soup is too thick add a little more water. Remove lemon slices before serving. * Fill ketchup bottle with water, shake and add to pot also. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Mount St. Joseph to offer summer sports camps The College of Mount St. Joseph will host a variety of camps this summer: The following camps will be offered in the month of June: • Big Man Camp for boys and girls age 12-17, June 23-24: 4-7 p.m. Led by Larry Cox, men’s

basketball coach at the Mount. Cost is $70, with a special price of $125 if attendees register for the Basketball Guard Camp as well. Call 513-244-4929 or e-mail • 12th annual Basketball Day Camp for boys and girls age 7-14, June 21-24: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Led

by Larry Cox, men’s basketball coach at the College. Cost is $130 if registered by June 1 and $150 after that date. Call 513-244-4929 or e-mail • Basketball Team Camp Shootouts: Three sessions will take place: June 11-12 for junior varsity; June 18-19 and June 25-26 for

How to enter: You can enter your baby into the contest through mail or online. To mail in an entry complete the form and include a clear, color or black/white photo of your baby along with a suggested $5 entry donation to Newspapers In Education. NO PHOTOS WILL BE RETURNED. To enter online visit our Web site at Cincinnati.Com/babyidol and complete the entry form. All photos must be received by 5:00pm Monday, July 12, 2010. PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE ENQUIRER. How to win: Sunday, August 1, 2010 all entrants will appear in The Enquirer and the first of three voting rounds will begin. We ask that all votes be accompanied by a donation to the Newspapers In Education program, however a donation is not necessary to vote or to win the Baby Idol 2010 contest. This contest is just one of the many fun and innovative programs we use to raise money to promote literacy in our local schools.

varsity. Fridays, 5-9 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost is $325 per team. The following camp will be offered in the month of July: • Girls Eating Healthy and Moving Through Sport for grades 112, July 12-16: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The camp is for girls who want to be active and live a healthier lifestyle. Mornings will focus on cardiovascular activities, and afternoons will be spent learning a variety of sports. Lunch breaks will feature guest speakers on nutrition and healthy living. Cost is $110 for the four day camp, July 12-15, or $125 for the camp plus the activity day July 16. Call 513-244-4590 or e-mail melanee_atkinson@ for more information.

• Soccer Camp for boys and girls age 6-18, July 12-16: 9 a.m.noon for ages 6-12, 5:308:30 p.m. for ages 13-18. Led by Leah Todd, head women’s soccer coach, and Rudy Argueta, head men’s soccer coach, at the Mount. Cost is $75 for participants 6-12 and $85 for participants 1318. Call 513-244-8587 or e-mail for more information. • Seventh Annual High School Athletic Training Workshop, July 1415: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop is designed to offer an introductory athletic training experience for high school students with an interest in athletic training, sports medicine and physical therapy. A quality mix of classroom instruction and

supervised laboratory practice will be provided. Registration is $70 before July 1, $85 after. Call 513244-4890 or e-mail donna_ for details. • College of Mount St. Joseph Girls Basketball Camp for grades 312, July 19-22: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Led by Melanee Atkinson, head coach of women’s basketball at the College of Mount St. Joseph. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of basketball. Cost is $100. Call 513-244-4590 or email melanee_atkinson@ for more information. For more information on athletics at the Mount, visit

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Prizes: There will be one (1) First Place Winner, one (1) Runner-Up Winner and one (1) Randomly Selected Winner. First Place Winner will receive a $1,000.00 American Express gift card and a Gold Level Cincinnati Zoo family membership for the 2011 season. Runner-Up Winner and Randomly Selected Winner will each receive a $500 American Express gift card. Rules: All photographs must be of a baby or infant born on or after July 12, 2007. Baby’s name, Parent’s name and phone number should be written on the back of the photo. You must be the parent or legal guardian of the baby in the photograph in order to enter the contest. Professional photographs are allowed, with faxed copyright release from the photographer. We reserve the right to refuse a photograph submission that the staff defines as unacceptable or inappropriate.

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Mail to: The Enquirer 2010 Baby Idol, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Photo deadline: 7/12/2010 NO PURCHASE OR DONATION REQUIRED TO ENTER. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Enquirer Lend-A-Hand Baby Idol 2010 Contest is open to Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky residents who are 18 years or older and a parent or legal guardian of a child at the time of entry. Employees of The Enquirer Lend-A-Hand, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gannett Co., Inc., and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. (EST) 5/23/10 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 9/8/10. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EST) 5/23/10 and ending at 11:59 p.m. (EST) 7/12/10, Enter by submitting a photo of your baby and a completed entry form. Entries must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. Children must have been born on or after 07/12/07 and Sponsor reserves the right to verify proof of age. Entries with incomplete or incorrect information will not be accepted. Only one (1) entry per child. Multiple births can be submitted as 1 entry with 1 photo. Enter online at Cincinnati.Com/babyidol. Enter by mail or in-person: complete an Official Entry Form available in The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Kentucky Enquirer, The Community Press and Recorder and at The Enquirer Customer Service Center, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. (EST) 7/12/10. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries and votes received. Winners will be notified by telephone or email on or about 9/13/10. Participants agree to be bound by the complete Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions. For a copy of the prize winners list (available after 9/18/10) and/or the complete Official Rules send a SASE to Baby Idol 2010 c/o The Enquirer, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or contact Kristin Garrison at 513.768.8135 or at CE-0000399660

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June 2, 2010

Hilltop Press


BRIEFLY Clarification

A listing of Mount Healthy swimming pool pass rates for the summer should have read free for children ages 6 and younger; $65 for ages 7-17 who live in Mount Healthy. For a complete list of rates for residents and nonresidents, go to the city website at

Community garage sale

Springfield Township sponsors its “Biggest Community Garage Sale Ever” event this weekend. More than 1,400 shoppers came out to last year’s Community Garage Sale. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, inside the Grove Banquet Hall and outside at the Picnic Grove, 9158 Winton Road, behind the Senior Center. Sixty-eight booths operated by residents of the township will be set up inside, as the booth spaces are sold out. The main parking lot will open at 8:45 a.m., no early sales. This will allow the vendors time to setup. Some notable items include: Jewelry, clothing, toys, used office furniture, household items, antiques including a student desk, fountain pens, roller iron, baby buggy and chairs; Scoo-

by-Doo collectibles, children’s books, home school books, gardening supplies, Christmas décor, dolls, tools, door hardware, lawn mower, fishing equipment, golf clubs, craft supplies, art work, baby equipment, electric fireplace, car jack, corn hole game, Hummels, Precious Moments, fabric, furniture, Tupperware samples, perennials, kitchen gadgets, baskets, Lionel Trains, and much more. For more information call 522-1410 or visit

Summer food

North College Hill City School District will operate a summer feeding program at Becker Elementary. Children up to 18 years old can eat free. The program will be 11a.m-1 p.m. through Aug. 6 at Becker, 6325 Simpson Ave., North College Hill. The Food must be consumed on premise. For more info, call Becker Elementary Food Service Department at 513-728-4794.

Video camp

Waycross Community Media of Forest Park has received a $1,000 grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Summertime

Kids 2010. The grant will provide youth ages 8-18 who live in the Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township an affordable, creative and academically fun program with the Waycross summer video camp. Campers will learn various aspects of video production and editing, to create videos based on their summer camp experiences to broadcast on Waycross Community Media Public Access Channel 4. Space in the camp is still available. For more information go to or call 825-2429.

Medicare primer

The Springfield Township Senior Center, 9158 Winton Road, will offer a Medicare 101 workshop at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, June 8. Rob Knueven from United Healthcare will give an overview of Medicare costs and coverage, as well as options for those with Part C and part D coverage. This workshop will be of interest to those residents beginning to transition into Medicare, as well as anyone helping a family member or loved one and who have questions about Medicare.

The workshop is free to Springfield Township residents and $5 for non-residents. Registration is limited to 75 and will be accepted up to the day of the event.

Fun, fit directory online

The new Fun and Fit Directory, a resource for people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families and friends, is now online. Visit the website at unandfit to find recreation, leisure and fitness activities and programs in Greater Cincinnati. The directory contains 168 agencies, programs, parks and resources, 49 categories of activities, including horseback riding, wheelchair sports, recreation, fitness, social skills, and golf. For more information contact Tena Benson, a nurse with the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, at 636-4333 or e-mail her at Fun and Fit is partially funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

REUNIONS Oak Hills High School class of 1995 – is having its 15-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 28. Enjoy a dinner cruise along the Ohio River and reconnect with classmates on the BB RiverBoats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport. Cost is $55 per person. Boarding is between 6- 6:30 p.m. Boat sails at 7 p.m. Dinner, beer, wine and pop are included. Also hiring a DJ. RSVP by June 5. Send e-mail address to courtne.brass@ Send checks to Penny Ferguson, 3118 Ramona Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211. Make checks payable to “Oak Hills High School Class of 1995. Include name and address, phone number, e-mail address and number of people attending the event. Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or Kings High School Class of 1990 – is conducting its 20 year reunion on Saturday, June 19, at Receptions Banquet Center in Loveland. Tickets are still available to purchase for Saturday night. The group is currently still searching for lost classmates. For more information, please contact Rob Rude at 2895526 or e-mail: New Richmond High School Alumni Class – is having a reunion for classes 1931 through 1965, 69:30 p.m., Saturday June 19, at Locust Corner Elementary Auditorium. This year’s reunion is hosted by the class of 1960, which is celebrating its 50th year. Call Jerry Edwards At 513-553-4664. Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on

June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact, or go to Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or gallofrye@, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or or Ed Klein at Milford Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion, including classes of 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1972. An informal gathering is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 16, at Milford American Legion’s sheltered pavilion. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, a golf scramble is planned at Deer Track Golf Course., The main event is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 17, at St. Andrew Parish Center. Contact Gary Landis at or 831-4722, Judy Culbertson Smyth at or 8318215; or Daryl Zomes at or 561-3189. Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan. Deluxe Check Printers employees – are having a reunion July 24. Email deluxe2010reunion@ for more information, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136. Clermont Northeastern All Alumni Weekend – is scheduled for August 13-14. The weekend activities include a drink with classmates Friday, Aug. 13, at Quaker Steak and Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, for classes 19581969; at Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court for 1970-1979; at Greenies, 1148 state Route 28, for 19801989; at Buffalo Harry’s 1001 Lila Ave. for 1990-1999 and at Buffalo Wild wings, 175 Rivers Edge Drive for 2000-2010. Not familiar with these locations? Gather your group and create your own happy hour at a destination of your choice. Then, on Saturday, Aug. 14, classmates can socialize and enjoy a catered dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Fastiques on the Clermont County fairgrounds. Cost is $17 per person. Registration and payment deadline is July 31. Any form received after July 31 will be returned. Contact Andy Seals of the CNE alumni committee at for a registration form. Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at


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Mount Healthy Class of 1984 – is having a reunion at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The classes of 1983 and 1985 are also invited. For more information, e-mail MountHealthyClassof84Reunion@ Deadline for reservations and money is June 15. The Woodward High School Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at

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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers

may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following

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Book Buddies – Book Buddies Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Goshen, 45122. Help community youth as they read to a volunteer once a week for six weeks this summer. Students and mentors will be matched and information will be shared about the program. For more information or to register, call the library at 722-1221. Book Buddies will start on Tuesday, June 15, and run though Saturday, July 31, at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. Times and dates varies. Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School

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Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144.

Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit

Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary– The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. Call 554-0789 or e-mail Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit or e-mail


Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:3011:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 4743100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by engaging in the Meals-on-Wheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888ACS-OHIO. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours also available. Call at 4874217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Charlene Raaker, coordinator of volunteer services at 5222661 or for volunteer opportunities. Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Division of the March of Dimes – needs office volunteers. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, at 10806 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Contact Carol Panko at or call 769-3588. Inter Parish Ministry has a variety of volunteer jobs available – work in the Choice Pantry, help in the office, organize and sort clothing for client families or help with special events. Also needs volunteers to assist with its Elder Ministry program at a local nursing home. Volunteers help residents play bingo on Monday afternoons for about an hour. Contact Connie at 561-3932 or visit for more information. Lighthouse Youth Services – needs volunteer receptionist/development assistant three to five days a week in the morning. The development assistant will answer phones, greet visitors, manage the front desk, assist with mailings and other responsibilities as requested. Call Tynisha Worthy at 487-7151, e-mail The office is at 1501 Madison Road, second floor. Outreach Programs – Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs of Cincinnati Inc. provides community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, training, community outreach and substance abuse prevention training. Call 636-5459. United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Offers volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups. Visit Teens can join the Youth Action Council by calling 762-7159. Retirees and those ages 55 and older, call 7627180. For the United Way Young Leaders’ Society for ages 21-40, call 762-7176 or visit


Aiken honors Llanfair residents, staff


Focke is a 2003 graduate of La Salle High School, and a 2007 graduate of Cincinnati Focke State. He is the son of Mark and Linda Focke of Colerain Township.

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Kathy Barrett, school community coordinator for Aiken High School, presents certificates to Mr. and Mrs. Aiken, Phyllis and Mark Schoenberger, at the fourth annual Parent and Community Appreciation Breakfast, Saturday, May 1, 2010. were also honored during the appreciation breakfast. Among them were, Nancy Thomas, director of Programming and Volunteers, for coordinating the World of Work Program, a program that gives work adjustment experience to Aiken seniors. Other Llanfair staff members who supervised and directly worked with Aiken seniors were also honored – Rev. Jan Ledford, Lynelle Rabking, Lisa Crosbey, Cat

Parker, Bina Akther, Kamisha Master, Cheryl Berry, Sunshine Abital and Uzoma Onyegbulam. Llanfair is an Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services community, the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services in Ohio. For more information, contact: Kim Yerkes at 513681-4230 or go to

burials per year, expanding our facilities is a necessity,” he said. “There has been a not so subtle shift in funeral and burial rituals during the past decade or so. Both above ground entombments (mausoleum burials), and cremations are on the rise – although not as dramatically here in Cincinnati as they are nationally,” said Applegate. “These consumer trends are dictating the various phases of the project to a large extent,” he said. While one goal of Phase I is to develop land for traditional earth burial spaces, another equally important, but longer-term, goal is to establish the “footprint” for a new chapel mausoleum to be built sometime within the next 10 years. In the interim, Arlington will embark on an expansion of its existing Lakeside Chapel Mausoleum to respond to the increasing demand for entombment. That expansion will provide an additional 400 crypts.

“The back 30,” as Applegate likes to refer to the undeveloped lands, “are currently being cleared and graded. They were largely populated with dense and overgrown trees, many of which no longer bloomed or bore leaves. The newly developed area is the result of Arlington’s Land Usage Master Plan that was designed in 2005 by HWH Architects of Cleveland. The master plan will enable Arlington to introduce some new and interesting features over time. One immediate and notable landscape element will be a new lake that includes a waterfall, which should be completed by this autumn. Landform Services of Fairfield was the successful bidder and is serving as the general contractor for the nearly $500,000 project. For more information, call 513-521-7003 or visit



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

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS


Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

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

EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website:

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IN THE SERVICE Andrew Scott Focke graduated from the Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Illinois on April 23. He will attending “A” School in Great Lakes also, where he will complete his training as a mechanical engineer, working with gas turbine engines.

Arlington gardens is expanding Arlington Memorial Gardens recently began Phase I of a five- to 10-year expansion which will include development of about seven of the 30-plus acres of undeveloped land held in reserve and also a second chapel and mausoleum. Once the land is developed, Arlington will cover 165 acres. Although Arlington is nowhere near capacity, the available grave inventory in many gardens is becoming somewhat limited. “Our philosophy has always been to provide a wide range of options and expansion will enable us to continue that tradition,” said Dan Applegate, president of Arlington Memorial Gardens. “Since our founding in 1934, we’ve handled more than 43,000 dispositions (including traditional earth burials, mausoleum entombments and the lesstraditional cremation),” said Applegate. “When you factor in those numbers with our current average of 900-plus


1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook




Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "When the Storms of Life are Raging: Growing Through the Storm"


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

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

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



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Northminster Presbyterian Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

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

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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

(Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Saturdays at 5:30 pm at 1016 W. North Bend Rd. Childcare provided Let’s Do Life Together

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


45247 513-741-8900 4 Miles West of Northgate Mall

We Are A Word Church Sunday School 10am Sunday 11am-6pm Wednesday Evening 7pm

Sonny Price, Pastor

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

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


Residents and employees of Llanfair in College Hill were honored by Aiken High School at its fourth annual Parent and Community Appreciation Breakfast Saturday, May 1st. Mark and Phyllis Schoenberger, Llanfair residents, were named Mr. And Mrs. Aiken for their community and school support. Phyllis, Mrs. Aiken, is an active member of the Local School Decision Making Committee, community liaison, supporter of special programs and sporting events and loyal participant on interview panels for school personnel. Mark Schoenberger, Mr. Aiken, is supportive of the high school in many behind-the-scenes programs and productions. “We see Phyllis and Mark as an integral part of our school,” said Aiken principal Eric Thomas, “and we could not have experienced the level of success we enjoy without her support as well as that of the entire College Hill community.” Llanfair staff members

Hilltop Press

June 2, 2010

St Paul - North College Hill

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


Hilltop Press


June 2, 2010

Clovernook has summer camp


By fall, Five Guys Burgers and Fries will move in next to La Pinata Mexican Grill at the Stone Creek Towne Center.

Development chief optimistic about growth By Jennie Key

A sluggish economy hasn’t stopped a handful of new restaurants from opening in Colerain Township, and the township’s economic development director says he is cautiously optimistic the growth will continue. Qdoba Mexican Grill, Golden Dragon Buffet, and Grill and the Fusion Wok Sushi Bar all opened in recent weeks, adding to the array of restaurants residents can choose from in the township. And Five Guys Burgers and Fries is coming to the Stone Creek Towne Center. Joe Carroll, a partner in the franchise in this area, says he hopes the fesh-casual burger place will be open by the end of summer. Stone Creek’s big three, Quaker Steak and Lube, Olive Garden and Logan’s Roadhouse are all top grossing units in their franchises in the Greater Cincinnati area, according to Colerain Township Economic Devel-

opment Director Frank Birkenhauer. He said established restaurants are raising their game: Chuck E. Cheese completed a major renovation, Red Lobster Restaurant got a makeover and the Frisch’s Big Boy on the north end of Colerain Avenue just completed an interior remodel. There’s other redevelopment. Colerain Township zoning administrator Susan Roschke says America’s Best Contact and Eyeglass will take over the space formerly used by Quiznos and Maui Tan, at 8401 Colerain Ave. in front of Wal-Mart. Birkenhauer said there has been interest in the space bigg’s left when it closed earlier this month. He has spoken with a handful of prospective tenants. The township also remains in negotiations for the corner property at Colerain Avenue and Springdale Road, formerly occupied by the BP Station. Birkenhauer said the township has done its due dili-

gence regarding possible environmental issues and the township is on solid ground. “We are not taking on a potential liability here,” he said. He said the receivers for Northgate Mall have plans as well, which include taking down the old cinema building in the four to six weeks. Birkenhauer said he has a lot of meetings set up later this month at the International Council of Shopping Centers Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas. He said with the large number of out-of-state property owners, the convention is a good opportunity to meet with the owners of the township’s commercial property and attract some new retailers and restaurants to the community as well. “About 70 percent of retail leases are initiated there,” he said. “There was a lot of interest and we have a lot of meetings. If even half of them go through, we will be doing very well.”

For millions of children each summer, camp provides a chance to cut loose, meet new friends and hone new skills regarding different activities. But for children with visual impairments, traditional summer camps can pose a host of whole new challenges. Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired hosts a youth discovery program for children between 8 and 22 to meet their needs – an accessible camp where children with visual impairments can be themselves. On Monday, June 14, Art Camp will kick off the summer program with a virtual trip of five different countries around the world. Campers will have the opportunity to explore art from those countries in both distant and tactile capacities. Additionally, food and

• 17 percent of all accredited summer camps provide programs for kids with special needs. • According to the American Community Survey, there are about 506,044 children with vision difficulty in the United States. music from those particular countries will be explored through experiential learning. “The whole point of bringing kids together is to give them all the experiences they might not be able to have anywhere else,” said Karen Schoenharl, vision rehabilitation services specialist at Clovernook Center. “The world today recognizes that kids need to be kids first, regardless of their visual impairment and/or special needs.”

To submit Vacation Bible School information, e-mail achasco@community or fax to 853-6220. M O N D A Y, J U N E 1 4 igh Seas Expedition, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., White Oak Christian Church, 3675 Blue Rock Road, Daily through June 18. Registration closes June 11. Bible learning, crafts, games, Bible Adventure and more. For children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Free. Registration required, call 385-0425 or visit M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 1 SonQuest Rainforest, 9 a.m.-noon, Hope Lutheran Church, 4695 Blue Rock Road, Daily through June 25. Bible lessons, crafts, songs and activities. Ages 3-11. $5. Registration required by June 13. 923-3370; High Seas Expedition, 6:30-9 p.m., Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Daily through June 25. Registration required, call 574-4208. Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road, Free. Kick off dinner at 5:30 p.m. Daily through June 25. Registration required. 385-8973.

Wesley will host VISTA volunteer Wesley Community Services has been approved to receive a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer through the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks. Wesley was one of 35 approved host sites out of 189 applicant agencies throughout the state of Ohio. All the agencies awarded a VISTA volunteer for the coming year are involved in addressing poverty or hunger. “Wesley Community Services VISTA volunteer will be involved in coordinating our volunteer services in Meals-On-Wheels and transportation and working with our WesleyLinks program, involving 65 area churches seeking to assist their senior congregation members to stay in their

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1430 Cedar Ave.: Homesales Inc. to Renaissance Men Properties LLC; $20,000. 1457 North Bend Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Bailey, Saundra; $64,240. 5668 Folchi Drive: Goodloe, Janice to Citimortgage Inc.; $80,000. 5670 Folchi Drive: Goodloe, Janice to Citimortgage Inc.; $80,000. 5852 Bluespruce Lane: Haeckl, Jane E. Tr. to Deller, Adam S.; $102,500. 5974 Belmont Ave.: Ellis, Donald T. to Brown, Steven A. and Lacresha A.; $90,000. 6338 Hamilton Ave.: Essex, Michael D. to Residential Funding Company LLC; $66,000.


11557 Norbourne Drive: Nguyen, Minh Q. and Guong Thi Pham to Bank of America NA; $74,000. 11680 Hollingsworth Way: McCoy, Edward V. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $70,000. 11770 Lassiter Drive: Cortes, Edwin and Tamara to Federal National Mortgage Association; $50,000. 11773 Elkwood Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Ipp, Jon B. and Lynn; $60,000. 1412 Karahill Drive: Braxton, Herbert L. to Kindoh, Violet N.; $71,000. 802 Danbury Road: Willett, Georgialee to Doty, Anthony M.; $109,900.


1 Hayden Drive: Behnke, Curtis W. and Marguerite J. to Ammann, Paula M.; $128,500. 8 Funston Lane: Patterson, Deanna to Fannie Mae; $56,000.


2737 Westonridge Drive: Hucker, Mike to Federal National Mortgage Association; $44,000. 2798 Westonridge Drive: Pierce, Catherine M. to Kroeger, Jessica M.; $107,500. 5443 Cindy Lane: Corbin, Carlithea to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $76,000. 5664 Colerain Ave.: Stroud, Anthony W. Tr. to Shear, Patrick C. Tr. and Sandra A. Tr.; $26,500.


1452 Adams Road: Jackson, Richard H. to Fletcher, Brian; $30,000. 7512 Hamilton Ave.: Market Building and Saving Company to First Financial Bank NA; $565,000. 7514 Hamilton Ave.: Market Building and Saving Company to First Financial Bank NA; $565,000. 7516 Hamilton Ave.: Market Building and Saving Company to First Financial Bank NA; $565,000. 7522 Hamilton Ave.: Market Building and Saving Company to First Financial Bank NA; $565,000.


6926 Rob Vern Drive: Nickol, Linda S. to Engleman, Lee; $65,000. 6942 Gilbert Ave.: Johnson, Kelly L. and John W. to U.S. Bank NA ND; $48,750. 8300 Bobolink Drive: Buechel, Elaine A. to Buechel, Gary L.; $80,000. 8357 Bobolink Drive: Orso, Sharen E. to Flagstar Bank FSB; $64,000. 1818 Goodman Ave.: Cornelius, John E. and Brittany M. Farley to Federal National Mortgage Association; $75,240. 1825 Emerson Ave.: Mueller, Ruth I. to Martin, Michael D. and Diane M.; $60,500. 1826 Bising Ave.: Patterson, Mark C. Tr. to Tate, Tashania; $75,500. 6929 Clovernook Ave.: Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company NA to Penklor Properties LLC; $42,000. 6949 La Boiteaux Ave.: Schmidt, Karl 4 to Jenkins, Sarah E. 3; $10,000. 6949 La Boiteaux Ave.: Schmidt, Leroy H. 3 to Schmidt, Karl 4; $20,000. 7100 Salmar Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Foster, Donald M.; $57,555. 1389 Galbraith Road: Coomer, Dianna to Bank of New York Tr.; $60,000. 1399 Galbraith Road: Reardon, Harry J. and Carolyn J. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $38,000. 1518 Southridge Lane: Clark, Anthony L. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $50,000. 1632 Sundale Ave.: Riemenschneider, Diana and David to Bank of New York Tr.; $48,000. 1632 Sundale Ave.: Riemenschneider ,Diana and David to Bank of New York Tr.; $48,000. 1830 Bising Ave.: Wright, Stanley D. to Midfirst Bank; $50,000.

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 6502 Savannah Ave.: Hardebeck, Shawn to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $40,000. 6505 Simpson Ave.: 1033 Wells LLC to Emerald Estock LLC; $32,000. 6909 Gloria Drive: Burke, Michael D. and Jill A. to Metz, Michael S. and Kristen R. Stidham; $85,000. 7106 Clovernoll Drive: Arnold, John N. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $116,680.


12128 Deerhorn Drive: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to Pineapple Properties LLC; $85,601. 1266 Section Road: Rebound Properties LLC to Equity Trust Company; $38,000. 1279 Bellune Drive: Campbell, Robert to Hench, Nicholas W. and Nolan R. Shannon; $80,000. 1317 Aldrich Ave.: Thomas, Francesca to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $42,000. 1538 Springdale Road: Baker, William E. Tr. and Wanda O. Tr. to Rotte, Frank W.; $115,000. 1881 Vinemont Drive: CMP Holdings LLC to Makras, Marcus L.; $99,000. 2037 Sixth Ave.: Fannie Mae to Thunderhorn Investments L.; $5,000. 622 Fleming Road: Gvozdanovic, Marinko to Washburn, Stephen J.; $92,000. 6954 Parkview Drive: Meybro Inc. to Reichle, Carrie L.; $92,500. 8180 Congresswood Lane: Buerkle, Louise 20 to Parks, Andrea M. Williams; $77,000. 824 North Bend Road: Maier, Thomas G. to Borgman, Ryan; $150,000. 8479 Shuman Lane: Ross, Pierre A. and Melissa L. to BAC Home Loan Servicing; $70,000. 9448 Winton Road: Bay Holdings Inc. to Northern Hills Christian Church; $65,000. 9571 Beech Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Thomas and Bland Homes Inc.; $93,500. 10044 Lakepark Drive: SBEBN Properties LLC to Goyette, Christopher D.; $129,900. 10309 Maria Ave.: Lee, Richard to La Salle Bank NA Tr.; $96,000. 10428 Burlington Road: Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company NA to May, John and Denae; $45,900. 10622 Morning Glory Lane: Stenson, Eric and Faye to Blackwell, Dante P.; $94,900. 1170 Madeleine Circle: Wagner, Kathryn A. to Bucker, Mary Kay Tr.; $105,000. 11935 Blackhawk Circle: Fiehrer, James P. and Marilyn A. to Smith, Wallace G. Jr. and Jeanine R.; $147,900. 2105 Miles Road: Ringwood-Wilbur, Avie to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $60,000. 587 Compton Road: Jarboe, Joli M. to Cordes, Brandon M. III and Karla M. Roedel; $212,500. 607 Vincennes Court: Macklin, Tony G. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; $90,000. 817 Sabino Court: Browne, Marilyn J. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $72,000. 8485 Fernwell Drive: McCreary, James H. and Jodawna to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $82,000. 8686 Pringle Drive: Lair, William and Kathy to Williamson, Laura; $145,000. 8860 Ebro Court: Devaughn, Yolanda and David to Friedhoff, Kurt E.; $26,850. 894 North Hill Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Warren, Dale F. and Denise M. Bachman; $33,611. 8986 Mockingbird Lane: Key, Katrina H. to Stroud, Anthony W. Tr.; $20,000. 9613 Kosta Drive: Mehuron, Miriam to GMAC Mortgage LLC; $68,000. 9622 Pepper Circle: Showes, Keith and Paula to RBS Citizens NA; $130,000. 9648 Fallshill Circle: Gamel, Casey L. to Fannie Mae; $100,000. 9662 Fallshill Circle: Fromm, Ryan A. and Kathryn E. Anderson to Headlam, Marcus; $168,000. 980 Springbrook Drive: Overmyer, Philip W. to Steimle, Steven A. and Christina R. Sexton; $192,000.




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DEATHS Robert Alexander

Mary Catherine Durant

Robert William Alexander, 84, died May 6. He was a district sales manager for Kahn’s Meat Packing. He was a veteran of World War II and a 32nd Degree Mason. Survived by children April (Denny) Shelton, Mark (Marcia) Alexander; grandchildren Jaime, Stacey Shelton, Emily Alexander; great-grandson Alexander Shelton; sister Dottie Richardson; step-sister Jackie Deters. Preceded in death by wife Natalie Alexander, siblings Warren (Bud) Alexander, Virginia Buteau, step-siblings Janet Lefker, Charles Eaton. Services were May 22 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Donations, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Mary Catherine Davis Durant, 86, Mount Healthy, died May 15. Survived by husband Joseph Durant; children Donna (Michael) Hoobler, Ronald (JoAnn) Durant, Rebecca Ramey, Cynthia (Matthew) Tepe; grandchildren Mark Hoobler, Mindy (Scott) Tebbe, Melissa (Fernando) Cremer, Christopher (Ruth), Lindsey Durant, Erin Ramey, Jillian (Jason) Gordon, Ted Schaible, Christina Tepe; great-grandchildren Joseph, James Tebbe, Katherine Cremer, Meren Durant; sister Joan Davis. Preceded in death by five siblings. Services were May 20 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to hospice care or Project SEARCH at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Leeland Atwood

Harriet Herb

Leeland Isaiah Atwood, infant son of Jeffery Atwood Sr. and Charlotte Turner of Forest Park, died May 6. Also survived by brother Jeffery Atwood Jr.; grandparents Denita, James Atwood, Charles, Rebecca Turner; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were May 10 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Anna Bowen

Anna Troy Bowen, 81, Mount Healthy, died May 4. Survived by husband Robert Bowen; son Ken (Joy) Bowen; grandchildren Christi Lozano, David (Ashlee) Hacker; great-grandchildren Andrew, Liliana Lozano; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sisters Eva Glaze, Edith Troy, Clara “Pat” Lang. Services were May 10 at Mount Healthy United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, the Christ Hospital Auxiliary or Vitas Hospice.

Harriet Ann Herb, 54, died May 22. She was a lifelong resident of Mount Healthy and North College Hill. Survived by parents Jack, Elaine Herb; siblings John (Judy) Herb, Julie (Mitchell) Williams; nieces and nephews Lindsey, Lauren Herb, Jake, Alex Williams. Services were May 26 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home.

Carolyn Lipez

Carolyn Steinbach Lipez, 68, Springfield Township, died May 25. Survived by husband Ronald Lipez; cousin Jack Haag and other cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Harry, Barbara Steinbach. Services were May 29 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: Christ Lutheran Church, 3301 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251, the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Maxine Martin

Maxine Hughes Martin, 78, died May 20. She was a teacher in the Mount Healthy City School District for 20 years. Survived by children Kathleen, Michael (Marsha) Martin, Victoria (Thomas) Kamphake; grandson Scott Kamphake. Preceded in death by husband Richard Martin. Services were May 25 at Mount Healthy United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Arthritis Foundation.

Ruth Mary

Ruth Weiss Mary, 85, died May 14. She was a founding member of Faith Bible Church and a member of Faith Seekers Women’s Group. Survived by husband Edward Mary; children Susan (Thomas) Slater, Michael (Kathleen), Thomas, James (Nancy Helen), Stephen (Nancy Lynn) Mary; brother-in-law Earl Mary; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister Dorothy Heitman. Services were May 17 at Faith Bible Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Gideons International.

Diane Powell

Dianna “Diane” Akers Powell, 62, North College Hill, died May 11. She was as a steelworker and later ran Diane’s Daycare out of her home. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic minister and a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults team member, and a member of the Red Hat Society. Survived by daughters Michelle (Donald) Hardy, Ramona (Travis) Thompson, Dianna “Dee Dee” II, Christina Powell; grandchildren Alisha Powell, Nia Ervin, Dontué, Blair Hardy, Christine “CJ,” Renee Ervin, Adam Thompson; greatgrandchild Alonna Ervin; mother

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Brandy Hurt, born 1979, menacing, 1908 Savannah Way, May 13. Clifford Lindsey Jr., born 1965, simple Assault, 1353 W. North Bend Road, May 13. Doug Davis, born 1980, drug abuse, trafficking, and having weapon with drug conviction, 1615 Birchwood Ave., May 19. Janine Cotto, born 1969, vicious dog confine or leashed, 5810 Saranac Ave., May 7. Darnell E. Brown, born 1963, domestic violence, 7870 Daly Road, May 23. Ericka D. Hendrix, born 1991, criminal trespass, 1535 Marlowe Ave., May 20. Jameal Plair, born 1992, failure to comply with police, receiving stolen motor vehicle and resisting arrest, 2034 Connecticut Ave., May 18. Myesha Hill, born 1989, domestic violence, 5933 Kenneth Ave., May 20. Demondo Black, born 1981, possession of drugs, 5560 Colerain Ave., May 23. Devon Trotter, born 1987, theft under $300, 5454 Bahama Terrace, May 20. Jason Hargrow, born 1988, aggravated menacing and possession of drugs, 5850 Pameleen Court, May 18. Anthony Collier, born 1966, felonious assault, 5865 Shadymist Lane, May 21. Candace D. Jones, born 1982, simple assault, 5083 Colerain Ave., May 12. Dwayne Trotter, born 1992, obstruction of official business and assault, 5367 Bahama Terrace, May 22. Leqwesha S Jones, born 1990, possession of drugs, 5750 Colerain Ave., May 17. Mark A. Jones, born 1984, domestic violence and assault, 2950 Highforest Lane, May 20. Michael Antonio Carter, born 1981, criminal trespass, 4977 Hawaiian Terrace, May 19.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

1601 Pasadena Ave., May 20.

Breaking and entering

1150 Atwood Ave., May 19. 5135 Hawaiian Terrace, May 18. 6267 Savannah Ave., May 20.


1305 W. North Bend Road, May 20. 2350 Van Leunen Drive, May 14. 2619 Chesterfield Court, May 15. 2737 Robers Ave., May 15. 2758 W. North Bend Road, May 18. 5324 Eastknoll Court, May 20. 5772 Colerain Ave., May 19.

Felonious assault

5569 Kirby Ave., May 23. 5832 Hamilton Ave., May 22. 5847 Lathrop Place, May 16. 5860 Shadymist Lane, May 20.


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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.


Kevin W. Price, 57, Mount Healthy, died May 22. He was an Army veteran. Survived by children Cheryl, Rebecca, Robert Price; mother Dorothy Bertram Price; siblings Terry (Niki), Tim Price, Diana (the late Charles) Schreiber. Preceded in death by father Bertram Price. Services were May 26 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association or American Lung Association.

Luanne Rothert

Luanne Purcell Rothert, 75, died May 2. Survived by children Linda (Donald) Bolton, Karen, Barb, Ryan (Cindi), Randy (Patti) Rothert, Vicki (David) Schaefer; daughter-in-law Julie (Mike) Armstrong; siblings William (Janice) Purcell, Ruth (Charlie) Weston; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Rothert, son Rick Rothert. Services were May 8 at Corpus Christi Church. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Vehicle theft

Juvenile female, 16, disorderly conduct at 763 Northland Blvd., May 10. Patrick Silas, 20, 11746 Hamlet, obstructing official business at Pelston Court, May 9. Raysean Willis, 29, 11636 Elkwood, weapons under disability, drug trafficking at 11636 Elkton, May 11. Chris Lotz, 1009 Harkin, criminal trespassing at 1212 W. Kemper Road, May 11. Juvenile male, 17, attempted theft at 11391 Lincolnshire, May 17. Juvenile male, 17, rape at 1203 W. Kemper , May 4. Diana Frazier, 31, 2098 Quail Court, drug paraphernalia at I275, May 4. Juvenile male, 16, theft, obstructing official business at 1143 Smiley, May 11. Cody Davis, 21, 11343 Kenn Road, assault at 11343 Ken Road, May 14. Roland Platt, 19, 766 Hanson Dr., criminal trespassing at 766 Hanson Drive, May 4. Stephen Carrol, 46, 11718 Van Cleve Ave., possession of drugs at 11286 Southland, May 15. Robert Richardson, 20, 10918 Carneige, aggravated robbery at 10918 Carnegie, May 12. Juvenile male, 13, disorderly conduct at 11381 Kary Lane, May 16. Juvenile male, 17, disorderly conduct at 11381 Kary Lane, May 16. Juvenile female, 17, disorderly conduct at Kemper Meadow and Winton, May 18.

Francis Akers; siblings Ronnie (Patty), Charles Akers, Mary Cox, Shane Satterfield. Preceded in death by husband Anthony Powell, father Thomas Akers, nephew Shawn Cox. Services were May 21 at St. Ann. Arrangements by Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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