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Deer Park Silverton Joint Fire District Chief Donald Newman addresses Mount Healthy and North College Hill city councils. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

gather more information and we’re going to do everything we can to maintain the level of service.” The councils heard earlier this year from Loveland Symmes Fire Chief Otto Huber, who is leading the private fire company on the East Side. The talks are still in discussion; both councils have said they aren’t trying to make any moves right away, just considering options. Newman, from the Deer Park Silverton department, said combining two fire departments into a joint fire district is a long process as the two departments need to develop a plan for salaries, hours and equipment. He said the two fire departments met for three years to come up with a comprehensive plan and then presented it to their city councils. Their

joint district was formed in April 1999. Joint fire districts work as one department, share costs and emergency runs, and serves as its own taxing authority, Newman said. North College Hill Deputy Fire Chief Steve Conn said that he supports the idea of forming a fire district with Mount Healthy. “The biggest thing we’re talking about is the sustainability of our departments,” he said. “We’re already working with Mount Healthy. It would just be more formalized.” Conn said because of their proximity, the two fire departments often provide additional supports for one another on emergency runs. “We just have to look at

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NCH, Mt. Healthy talk joint fire district

North College Hill — City Council hosted a work session Monday, June 10, with Mount Healthy City Council to discuss shared fire services. Deer Park Silverton Joint Fire District Chief Donald Newman gave a presentation about forming a joint fire district. “I think it’s a great thing to do,” he said. “But the biggest fallacy is that you’re going to save money right away. You gradually work into the savings.” Mount Healthy and Crank North College Hill are discussing shared services to help same money. Both cities want to try to get long-term savings from sharing services but still maintain the level of service. Mount Healthy Mayor Joe Roetting said Conn in April it is important for the cities to get together and look at ways to save money. “This is 100 percent about cost,” he said in April. “We’re facing budget restrictions and we need to look at the bigger picture and see the long-term savings. At this point, it’s going to be up to the city managers to



Springfield Twp. The police department will add another person to its roster of FBI-trained officers. Assistant Police Chief Rick Bley will head to the FBI National Academy, a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders, on Sept. 29. Bley, 40, will attend the invitation-only police academy for three months to learn leadership skills, behavioral science and other courses offered by the FBI and will graduate Dec. 13. “I’m excited about it and I’m really looking forward to seeing the challenges and bringing the new ideas back here to the police department,” he said. Bley was nominated by the Springfield Township Police Department and was chosen by the FBI to join 250 officers for a 10-week academy in Quantico, Va. The mission of the academy is “to support, promote, and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex, dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research, and forging partnerships throughout the world.” Police Chief David Heimpold, 62, said he is proud of Bley. “The FBI academy is the premiere leadership college,”

Springfield Township Police Assistant Chief Rick Bley will attend the FBI National Academy in September. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

he said. “In the past 30 years we’ve only had three people go through it.” Officers on staff who’ve completed the FBI training are Heimpold, Assistant Chief Robert Browder and Lt. Dave Schaefer. The chief said he sets such high standards for the department because he wants to best serve Springfield Township. “The goal is that the township can feel comfortable that the people leading their police organization are well trained and well-educated in leadership and management practices,” he said. Bley said he is looking forward to the learning experience. “This is one of the highest trainings you can get in law enforcement,” he said. “I hope to continue what the chief has established as a high expectation of quality leadership.”

New Winton Woods schools superintendent starts July 1 By Monica Boylson

Forest Park Anthony Smith said his drive to work as Winton Woods City Schools superintendent is going to be a breeze. “It’s only going to take me five minutes to get to work,” the Fairfield resident said.

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what’s going to benefit both communities,” he said. Mount Healthy Fire Chief Steve Lawson said he is in favor of a joint fire district especially because the city does not offer paramedic services. “We would be able to improve services in Mount Healthy,” he said. But he said that not every firefighter at Mount Healthy wants to share services with another city. “There have been mixed emotions,” he said. “Some of the people that have been here the longest, since back when it

was a volunteer fire department, some of those guys would like to keep it like it is and not change anything.” Conn said that the biggest hurdle to get over would be for departments to lose their identity. “The biggest thing each community, in theory, would lose is their own fire department,” he said. “What you would gain in a joint venture is a more consistent response between both departments.” Mount Healthy City Council President Don Crank said he wants to make sure the cities, if they choose to combine services, try to come up with the most balanced way of doing it. “We have to look for

ways to decrease costs but I’m afraid of losing our autonomy,” he said. North College Hill City Council President Kathy Riga said she prefers the joint district model to the private fire company model which was presented to the councils in April. She added that the councils do not plan to take action on shared services yet. “We’re still in the talking stages,” she said. North College Hill Administrator Mark Fitzgerald said that he and Mount Healthy City Manager Bill Kocher will work to arrange a third informational work session for the councils to learn about contracting fire services to other larger departments.

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Hinkle directs alumni concert for 35th year By Tony Meale

Mount Healthy — Patti Harness graduated high school 43 years ago, and she still can’t call her former Mount Healthy music teacher Russell Hinkle by his first name. “I can’t call him Russ – and he knows that,” Harness said, laughing. “So many of us still call him Mr. Hinkle. He commands respect from us. He’s earned it.” Hinkle, who taught at Mount Healthy from 1960 to 1985, introduced Harness to the flute when she was in fifth grade. She didn’t know it then, but the instrument would become a staple of her life.

In fact, she – along with the rest of the Mount Healthy Alumni Band – will perform in the annual concert in The Russell Hinkle Fine Arts Auditorium at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the high school. Hinkle, 83, will direct the band for the 35th straight year. “I get to see the people I haven’t seen in many years and also people that come back every year,” Hinkle said. “It’s almost like a reunion.” The concert features a nice mix of symphonies, show tunes, marches and patriotic staples, including “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” “We generally try to

Retired Mount Healthy High School Band director Russ Hinkle will lead the alumni band for the 35th straight year on June 30. FILE PHOTO

feature a few of our fine soloists,” Hinkle explained. “This year, we’ll have five or six solos with the band accompaniment.” The band is comprised

of 45 to 60 Mount Healthy alumni, some of whom graduated in the 1940s. They practice together twice a year – once on the Friday before the event, and once on Saturday – before taking the stage each summer on the last Sunday in June. Not every band member can attend both practice sessions. “Sometimes we don’t know how it’s going to turn out, but it always turns out well,” Harness said. “It always comes together.” This year’s concert will honor Hinkle, who, during his time at Mount Healthy, transformed a non-existent band program into

Greenhills — Municipal Manager Evonne Kovach says the search for a new police chief for the village is on target and she hopes to have a new top cop by next month. James Schaffer resigned as chief in April, two months after accepting the position, because of health reasons. He replaced Thomas Doyle, who left last year after seven years at the helm of the 11-officer police department to take on a new job as head ranger for the Great Parks of Hamilton County. Kovach is working with the Greenhills Traffic and Safety Committee

and its chairman, Councilman Bud Wolterman, through the selection process. Kovach The committee will recommend two candidates and she chooses one she will recommend to council. She said the village received 26 applications for the position and then narrowed the list of candidates. Three are currently in the interview process: » Neil Ferdelman, formerly police chief in Hamilton, » Sgt. Scott Hughes, Springfield Township Police Department, and

» Sgt. Ann Ward, Greenhills Police Department. The committee conducting the search includes Kovach, Wolterman, Mayor Fred Murrell, resident Chris Visnich, councilwoman Maria Waltherr-Willard and Mariemont Police Chief Richard Hines. Murrell said the need for a police chief was unanticipated and he wants to get the position filled as soon as possible. Kovach said interviews are underway and she is hopeful that she will have a recommendation for council soon. “We would love to have someone in place in July,” she said. “I think that is realistic.”




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Few recent band alumni participate in the event – a disconcerting prospect for Harness, a band booster. Still, she tries to convince students each year to take part in the concert. “I haven’t seen a big change in participation,” she said, “but I haven’t given up on it.” Harness hopes to attract 300 people to this year’s concert, which is free. The event concludes with an ice cream social, which costs $3. “It’s just a good time for everyone to come together,” she said. “We enjoy seeing each other every year, and it’s a pretty special time for all of us.”


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one of the top high school bands in the state. The event will begin with a video that explains how Hinkle got into music and how it became a passion of his. “He hasn’t changed a bit; people who haven’t seen him since high school would still recognize him,” Harness said. “Music is everything to him.” Hinkle, as is customary, will honor Mount Healthy band alumni who have died in the last year. This year, he’ll read 43 names aloud. “The event really hasn’t changed much,” Hinkle said. “We’ve just gotten older.” Hours: Tues. - Fri 10-6 • Sat. 10-2 • Closed Sun. & Mon.

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Everyone feels welcome at Greek festival By Monica Boylson

Finneytown — Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church parish administrator Eugene Nicholas said he hopes people leave the Panegyri Greek Festival full and happy. “We try to make sure everyone feels welcome and can experience the Greek culture,” he said. The 39th annual festival is 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 28; 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 29; and1to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the church, 7000 Winton Road. Free parking is available at St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, with shuttle service to the festival. There will be traditional Greek food and desserts, dancing, entertainment and cooking demonstrations. There will also be tours of the church, the church bookstore will be open and there will be some market vendors selling clothing and jewelry. Carnival rides are also part of the festival. “Our biggest focus is the food,” Nicholas said, adding that last year they sold 12,000 gyros. A gyro is a pita bread sandwich made with a blend of beef and lamb meat, tomatoes, onions and is topped with tzatziki sauce, a blend of Greek yogurt and cucumbers. He said they will also offer Greek express dinners with a choice of one of five entrees including chicken and lamb served with rice pilaf, green beans, Greek salad and bread. He said for those who may be shy of trying new things, there will be Skyline chili available which, he added, was started by Greek immigrants. “We have the festival set up so that the main courses are right there when you walk in,”

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he said. “There will be a la carte items like the Greek pizza and we have loukoumathes, which are Greek doughnuts that people like to buy right before they leave.” General chairman for the festival Frank Cook said that once you walk through the front gate, you have a good time. “People put down a hundred bucks to eat, drink and be Greek for an hour,” he said. He said that he likes to see people enjoy the festival. “It’s great to see the smiles on people’s faces and knowing that we’re bringing joy to the community,” he said. While Nicholas said he may be partial, he said he thinks you can’t have a better time in Cincinnati. “I think we put on the best festival in town,” he said. Admission to the festival is $2 and children ages 12 and younger are free. Greek dancers will perform every hour during the festival. Cooking demonstrations will be at 5:30 p.m., 8 pm. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, including detailed descriptions of Greek food, visit www.holytrin or call the church at 591-0030.

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Lewis ‘humbled’ as alumnus of the year

By Jennie Key

Mt. Healthy — Mount Healthy alumnus and school board member Steve Harness says 1989 graduate Tommie “TJ” Lewis Jr. is representative of everything that is good about the school district. And that is way is was chosen as the 2013 Mount Healthy High Alumni Association’s Alumnus of the Year. While a student at Mount Healthy High School, Lewis, 42, was a decorated three-sport athlete, honor roll student and homecoming king. He received numerous athletic, academic and community achievement awards including the 1989 Bob Kline Award. Lewis is a passionate supporter of programs that promote personal, academic and athletic success. “TJ is always quick to note that he is a former student-athlete and product of the Mount Healthy school district,” said Julie

Robinson, also a graduate. Robinson said Lewis began his career as an architecLewis tural engineer before deciding to be a builder of people and businesses rather than a builder of bricks and mortar. A tireless proponent of higher education and youth development, he serves on the board of directors for a number of agencies and organizations, including Camp Joy, the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, 4C for Children, Peaslee Neighborhood Center in the Over-the-Rhine area, the Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts of America, and the University of Cincinnati’s ADVANCE Program. Harness said Lewis has pursued education and career accomplishments but never lost sight of the value of involvement in furthering the development of youth in the community. “My family still lives in Mount Healthy in the house I grew up in,” Lewis said. “I feel like I am paying the district back and paying forward at the same time.” Lewis said teachers,

principals, coaches and other adults encouraged him to stretch and when he saw their advice bearing fruit in his life, he realized they had been telling him the truth about what was possible and he wants to inspire students now in the same way. Lewis has held leadership positions with Convergys Corp. and INROADS, as well as serving as faculty at Fisk University in Nashville at the age of 24. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Africana studies. He has also earned professional certifications in Egyptology and African Deep Thought from the University of Chicago; international and cross-cultural management from the University of Houston; emotional intelligence and diversity from UCLA; and coaching across cultures executive coaching from the Advanced International Executive Coaching Seminar in Rome, Italy. “Tommie has remained involved with the Mount Healthy district,” Harness said. “He still comes back to be part of the Gentleman’s Club, and he encourages young people to continue their education. And he has modeled that for them. He gives back to

OTHER NOMINEES The Mount Healthy High School Alumnus of the Year is selected from nominees by a committee five Mount Healthy graduates selected by the alumni association, and approved by the association’s officers. Other nominees considered for the award were: » Iris Heid Porter (1941), » Gene Hessler (1946), » Robert VanZandt Diserens (1950), » Glenn Schaaf (1957), » Sue Korn Wilson (1960), » Mary Lee Wehman Kolich (1964), » Bonnie Winings Deffren (1967), » Glenn Haynes (1971), » Randy Campbell (1978), » Rose Luneack Christophel (1982), » Michael Townsend (1991), and » Christina Herlinger Tino (1997).

the Mount Healthy community and a lot of other areas as well. Yes, this is well-deserved.” Lewis has a reputation as an accomplished human resources professional, executive and career development coach, and diversity consultant. He is the president and CEO of Make It Plain Consulting, a human resources management company specializing in talent management, leadership development, and global diversity solutions. He has traveled throughout India, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas consulting with people and companies on workforce and workplace issues. Lewis was recognized

BRIEFLY Greenhills concerts has music, cr show

The Greenhills 2013 Concert on the Commons series continues on Wednesday evenings through the summer. Some shows will feature performances by members of the Funnie Companie Clowns. All shows are from 7 to 9 p.m. in the pavilion on the Greenhills Commons at Winton and Farragut roads. On Wednesday, June 19, the series welcomes Mr. Chris and the Cruisers, a high-energy show band formerly on Dick Clark’s Ol’ Rock and Roll Show. The group toured with Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Chubby Checker. This show also features the annual Tom Enderle Car Show. The rain date for the car show is Aug. 21. This event is sponsored by Sweeney Automotive and PNC Bank. On Wednesday June 26, The Animal Care Center of Forest Park sponsors the University of Cincinnati’s 70-piece Concert Band. All concerts are broadcast live on and on the Internet.

Free concert at Mt. Healthy city park

The Ohio Military Band will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the gazebo in the Mount Healthy City Park. The concert is open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. The main entrance to the park is on McMakin Street between Perry and Joseph streets. For more information call city hall at 931-8840.

Mt. Healthy schools meeting change

The Mount Healthy City School District meets on the fourth Mon-

day of this month because of a scheduling conflict. The board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the board office, 7615 Harrison Ave. The board usually meets on the third Monday of each month. For information, call 513-729-0077.

Serve NCH yard sale

North College Hill nonprofit organization Serve NCH is having a yard sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at 6950 La Boiteaux Ave. There will clothes, electronics, sporting equipment and other items. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Serve NCH. To donate items to the sale, contact Suzie Wietlisbach at 205-1019.

AARP Drivers Safety Course

The North College Hill Senior Center will offer an AARP Drivers Safety Course from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the center, 1586 Goodman Ave. Cost is $12 for AARP members with membership card and $15 for nonmembers. You do not need to be a member of the senior center to take the class. To register for the class, call 521-3462. Signups will also be accepted the day of the class.

NCH council meeting in the park

The North College Hill City Council will have a council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Stapleton Park, at the intersection of Northridge Avenue and Collegewood Lane. City Administrator Mark Fitzgerald said the July 1 agenda will include a vote to determine whether to proceed with a police levy and an ordinance approving a rewrite of the zoning code

and new zoning map. For more information, call the City Center at 5217413 or visit www.northcollegehill. org.

Land conservancy meets June 21

The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County’s summer program at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the 1827 Shaker Meeting House at 11813 Oxford Road in Crosby Township. The meeting features a review of the Land Conservancy’s land preservation activities. This includes the announcement of a conservation easement that protects 50acre Chanyata Farm in rural north Colerain Township, assuring that this family land will always be used for farming, forestry and preservation of wildlife habitats. The meeting, hosted by Friends of White Water Shaker Village, is open to the public. For more information, visit or call 513-574-1849. The Land Conservancy of Hamilton County, a nonprofit organization with membership open to all, helps families preserve their lands, and works to protect the county’s land and water resources to benefit the quality of life.

Blessed Women’s Conference planned

Saving African American Families is sponsoring a Blessed Women’s Conference from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the CMC Conference Center, 270 Northland Blvd, No. 312 in Sharonville. The conference is free but reservations are requested. Deadline for RSVP is June 28. Call 513772-6888 or email The conference fea-

tures gospel preaching and teachings on blending faith with health. A free breakfast and light lunch will be served. There will be exhibits and door prizes, a Gospel-cize Fitness demonstration, and special prayer and anointing services.

at the Mount Healthy High School senior awards program. Following the presentation, he said he was very humbled by the recognition and looks forward to continuing his support of the stu-

dents, families and community of Mount Healthy. Lewis, who lives in Fairfield with his wife, Penny Monday, said he was humbled by the award. “I was surprised,” he said. “I never did any of the things I’ve done for the district for recognition. You always hear it takes a village to raise a child. I am a child of the village and we have to make sure young people have that support. I hope all of the residents of Mount Healthy support the district financially, but also volunteer.” If you would like to nominate someone for Mount Healthy High School Alumnus of the Year, visit the alumni website at for details.

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Sophomores, from left, Anthony Phillips, James Cason and Eduardo Santiago designed the fastest race car in their engineering session with Project Lead the Way teacher Myrtis Smith. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY.

STEM conference offers career insights

Interactive sessions, a college and career fair, keynote speakers, and a mentor lunch all helped introduce over 80 Winton Woods freshmen, sophomores and juniors to careers in science, technology, engineering and math at the district’s second annual Man-toMan STEM Conference. “These careers are not going to go away,” said Jim Smith, interim superintendent, and it was a sentiment echoed throughout the morning. In Myrtis Smith’s session on exploring engineering, she showed students how a bachelor’s degree in engineering could lead to a career in law, medicine, education, business and technology. Smith, who is Winton Woods High School’s Project Lead the Way engineering teacher, also gave the students a set of Legos and 10 minutes to build a car. When time was up, she asked, “What should I have told you?” Engineers, she explained, would need to know what the car would

be used for. In this case it was racing. Five more minutes were given as everyone redesigned their cars, tested them on a racing ramp, and argued about what to add or subtract from their vehicle. At the same time the students were in their sessions—including game design, a STEM career introduction by WCET, and an online questionnaire—invited parents were attending their own session about helping their son to be college and careerready. “We want parents to have an idea what their son needs to do to be prepared for college and a STEM-related career,” said Dr. Terri Socol, executive director of teaching and learning for Winton Woods City Schools, who organized the conference. At the mentor lunch, students were able to interact with men who were engineers, pharmacists, business owners, architects, police officers, firefighters, doctors and teachers.

Catherine Hatfield and Kayla Hunley were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Findlay. ■ Marcus Stevenot was named to the spring dean’s list at Wright State University. ■ Joy Chen and Kevin Kay were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Evansville. ■ Joanna Crisp was named to the spring dean’s list at Bob Jones University. ■ The following students were named to the spring dean’s list at Tennessee State University: Michael Austin, Taylor Campbell, Blake Dennis, Asia Freeman, Jasmine Hudson, Wondra Hudson, Donnie Johnson, Kenneth Toney and Dyamond Walker. ■ Joshua Keeling was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Kentucky. ■ The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Tiffin University: Marsheila Caldwell, Krystal Jackson, Michael Kennedy, Marlana Lloyd, June Phillips, Minnie Russell and Katherine Stone. ■ Theresa Geisler was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Akron. ■ Ryan Kindell and Allen Scheie were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Grove City College. ■ McCall Calvert was named to the spring dean’s list at Beloit College. ■ Alison Nickley was named to the winter semester dean’s list at Kettering College. ■ Benjamin Rasp and Dominique Walker were named to

the spring semester dean’s list at Morehead State University. ■ Jennifer Marck and Molly Marshall were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Wilmington College. ■ Desmond Blount, Nicholas Lampkin and Christopher Nieporte were named to the dean’s list through the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. ■ The following students were named to the spring semester academic merit list at Wilmington College, Blue Ash campus: Gwendolyn Finegan, Malita Maxberry, Mark Picard and Deborah Webster. The academic merit list recognizes students enrolled six to 11 hours who earn at least a 3.6 grade-point average. ■ The following students earned spring semester academic merit list honors in the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Technical & Community College: Robert Baer, Melissa Buckley, Richard Dallalio, Lawrence Mills, Aerin Sunberg and Joshua Tattershall. The academic merit list recognizes students enrolled six to 11 hours who earn at least a 3.6 grade-point average.


Crystal Steele has earned a bachelor of science with a focus in social work from Union Institute & University. ■ The following students have graduated from Tennessee State University: Courtney Carroll, bachelor of science in health sciences; Jasmine Hudson, bachelor of business administration; Kisha James, doctor of philosophy in psychology; Starr Jones, bachelor of arts in communication; and

Dyamond Walker, bachelor of science in psychology. ■ Jason Chambers has graduated from McKendree University with a master of arts in education in higher education administrative services. ■ Kevin Kay has graduated from the University of Evansville with of bachelor of arts in archaeology and classical studies. ■ Derek Mincy has graduated from Campbellsville University with a bachelor of science in business administration with emphasis in accounting. ■ Robert Austin III has graduated from Furman University with a bachelor of arts degree. ■ ■ Sheila Anderson and Shantel Howell have graduated from the University of Vermont with master of education degrees in curriculum and instruction. ■ Logan Grady has earned a bachelor of science in biology from Butler University. ■ The following students have graduated from Cincinnati State Technical & Community College: Oyintoki Adeyeman, associate of arts; Tiffany Ford, associate of arts; Jeff Hoesl, respiratory care; Wanda Johnson, medical administrative assistant; Scott Kaiser, business management; Alejaudro Lucio, mechanical engineering technology; Jamillah Luqman, associate of arts, social services; Mamadeu Sane, social worker; Charles Smithson, graphic imaging technology; and Vada Wyche, early childhood education. ■ Kelcee Brown has graduated from Marietta College with

a bachelor of arts in international business. ■ Jeremy Hunt has graduated from Des Moines University with a doctorate in osteopathy. ■ Cody Parker has graduated from Georgetown College with a bachelor of science degree. ■ Christopher Coleman has graduated from Shawnee State University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. ■ The following students have graduated from Wilmington College: Leah Phillips, bachelor of arts in communication arts; Ahlam Quran, bachelor of arts in social work; Ashton Rone, bachelor of arts in business administration; and Sarah Young, magna cum laude, bachelor of science in biology. ■ Robert Baer and Denise Boyd have earned degrees through the Cincinnati State Technical & Community College collaboration with Wilmington College. Baer graduated magna cum laude. Both earned a bachelor of arts in business administration. ■ The following students have graduated from Wilmington College, Blue Ash campus: Eric Beckman, bachelor of arts in business administration; M arla Harrington, bachelor of arts in business administration; Jennifer Pekarik, cum laude, bachelor of arts in business administration; and Christopher Scanlon, bachelor of arts in business administration. ■ Cecilia Murch has graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with doctor of veterinary medicine and master of public health degrees.


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Allison Baumgartner and Michael Byrd pose after graduating from Finneytown High School

Michael Osterwisch and his mentor Shawn Maus pose before graduation. THANKS



Finneytown High School valedictorian Burton gives his address at the school’s graduation ceremonies. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS

inneytown High School graduated 141 at ceremonies May 31 at McNulty Stadium on the Finneytown Secondary Campus Recognized during the ceremonies were valedictorian Caleb Burton and salutatorian Bret Marshall. Phil Farr, the school’s physics and math teacher, was the keynote speaker.

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Giving the salutatorian address at the Finneytown High School graduation class is Brett Marshall. THANKS TO SHAWM MAUS

Darius Harris readies for graduation. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS

Bret Marshall, Tyler Hughes and Caleb Burton give a thumbs up after graduating form Finneytown High School THANKS TO SHAWN

Tori Enderle checks text message of congratulations. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS


Tess Healy, Becky Hershey and Becky Clausing pose for photos at Finneytown High School’s graduation. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS

Jeffrey Grogan adds some humor to the Finneytown High School graduation. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS


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Spring sports in review T

he high school season for spring sports recently ended for schools in The Hilltop Press coverage area. These photos represent some highlights of the past few months.

La Salle High School senior Alex Murray takes off in the Division I state pole vault competition June 8. Murray cleared 13-feet-6 to take 13th in the state. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Gamble Montessori’s Chris Martin, center, sits with Gator coach Brad Wolfzorn and Miami University-Middletown basketball coach Bob Nocton as Martin signs his National Letter of Intent to play for the Thunderhawks next season May 22. Martin is the first member of the school to sign to play collegiate athletics. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Roger Bacon outside hitter Erik Edwards [12] attempts a kill shot against the McNicholas Rockets at McNicholas High School April 11. Edwards was named GCL Central Athlete of the Year en route to helping the Spartans to a division title. JIM OWENS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Finneytown junior Shyla Cummings qualified for the finals in the 200 at the state DII meet in Columbus June 7. Cummings went on to finish eighth in the state with a time of 25.96. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

St. Xavier’s No. 1 doubles team of Matt Duma, left, and Matt Santen celebrate after winning a point against Fairfield in their opening round victory of the Division I sectional tournament May 16 at the ATP Tennis Center in Mason. The duo went on to make a run to the state tournament where they lost in three sets in the opening round. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS


La Salle High School senior Bailey Abbatiello (6) connects with a pitch during the Lancers’ 12-1 victory over Roger Bacon May 2. Abbatiello helped the Lancers to a 16-11 record to go with a second-place finish in the GCL South. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Winton Woods junior pitcher Courtney Carr hurls a pitch towards the mound in the first inning of the Lady Warriors game against Anderson May 9 at Winton Woods. Carr and her teammates finished the season with eight wins, tying a school record. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Roger Bacon High School senior pitcher Sam Humphries threw May 2 against La Salle High School. Humphries hit .349 and drove in 11 runs for the Spartans, who finished the season 6-21.

North College Hill High School senior LaMar Hargrove defended his title in the Division II state 100-meter dash June 8. He posted a time of 10.81 seconds to claim the title. MARK D. MOTZ/THE

McAuley High School sophomore McKenzie Pfeifer runs the 800 meters in the Division I track and field state championships June 8. Pfeifer finished ninth in the race. She also led the Mohawks to a third-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay the previous day. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY

Mt. Healthy High School sophomore Shaqualia Gutter takes the turn in the 200-meter dash during the Division I state track and field championships June 8. Gutter finished ninth in 25.80 seconds. MARK D. MOTZ/THE

St. Xavier High School junior Michael Hall runs the 1,600 meters at the Division I state track and field meet June 8 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University. Hall finished the race as state runner-up MARK D. MOTZ/THE






St. Xavier senior goalie Ben Russert bends to try save a shot off the stick of a Moeller Crusader during the Bombers’ 11-7 loss in the Division I regional semifinals, May 29 at Lockland Stadium. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY


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Golfer of the week

freshman first baseman Donovan Pogue of Sharonville, St. Xavier High School graduate, was named a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Baseball Hitter of the Week by the conference office. Pogue helped lead the Saints to a 3-2 record last week, including a 2-1 mark against PAC opponents. He batted .429 as he was six-for-14 with two home runs, a double, nine runs batted-in and six runs scored. He finished the week with a .929 slugging percentage and had a .438 on-base percentage.

The College of Mount St. Joseph golfer Matt Stiens, a La Salle High School graduate, who finished fourth recently at the College of Mount St. Joseph Invitational, was recently named a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week. The junior golfer fired a round of 76 to lead the Lions to a second place finish at the 13-team event. Stiens finished five strokes behind the medalist and was the top HCAC finisher at the event. He is averaging 80.5 strokes per 18 holes, over four rounds of golf this spring. The 76 at the MSJ Invite was his lowest 18hole score this spring.

McAuley High School seniors (from left) Jordyn Thiery, Rachael Oakley and Libbi Giuliano signed letters of intent to play their respective sports at the college level during a ceremony at the school Nov. 15. Thiery (Springfield Township) will play volleyball at Gannon University, while Giuliano (Colerain Township) will take court at Wittenberg College as a member of the volleyball squad. Oakley (Springfield Township), who batted .651 last season, will play softball at Wright State University.

Stiens golfs to all-conference

College of Mount St. Joseph golfer Matt Stiens, a La Salle High School graduate, was recently named to the All-Conference

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team in the HCAC, by virtue of finishing fourth in the HCAC Championships with a score of 296, just eight shots over par. The Mount finished third in the championship.

Steinriede nabs honorable mention

College of Mount St. Joseph senior tennis player Clayton Steinriede, a St. Xavier High School grad, was recently selected the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Honorable Mention. Steinriede finished the season with a 9-6 overall mark in singles (all at first singles), and added a 6-9 mark in doubles play, recording three doubles victories at first doubles with Kyle Haas. He had six overall victories in HCAC action during the spring season.

Marlins take 5th-straight Junior Olympic title The Cincinnati Marlins swim team recently competed in the Ohio 2013 Short Course Junior Olympic Championship Meet, USA Swimming’s equivalent to state for age group swimmers, where they celebrated their fifth straight J.O. Championship. The Marlins brought an eye popping 94 swimmers to compete in over 459 races. This constitutes a 36 percent increase from even last year’s championship performance. They battled the Northern Kentucky Clippers and Ohio State Swim

Club throughout the weekend of competition to earn the championship with 2,654 points. The Northern Kentucky Clippers were in second with 2,279 and Ohio State followed by with 1,797 points. This is another win in a long history of success by a club with more than 80 Junior Olympic titles, five Junior National titles, one National title, and 18 Olympians. The Marlins accomplished this with 18 individual championship swims, eight relay championships, and one age

group high point winners. Grant House was the boys 13-14 high-point winner with a dominate performance in seven events. Championship swimmers: Jake Foster - 11-12 boys: 50 and 100 breaststroke (New J.O. record), 200 IM Justin Grender - 11-12 boys: 50 and 100 backstroke. Phil Brocker - 11-12 boys: 50 and 100 freestyle. Joshua McDonald – 1314 boys: 1,650 freestyle and 400 IM. Molly Zilch - 13-14 girls: 200 and 500 free-

The Cincinnati Marlins get pumped for the Junior Olympic Championship Meet. THANKS TO BOB PRANGLEY

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Library offers plenty of e-options Do you own a Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android tablet, iPhone, Android smartphone, MP3 player, or even just a laptop or PC? If so, then reading this column could save you more than $1,000 a year! For example: If you buy just one new e-book each week this year, it could cost you more than $500, though you can check out 20 per library card every day of the year through the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. If you add in 260 legally downloaded MP3 songs – the number you can get per library card every year – that would cost you roughly $250. Add in an membership for downloadable audiobooks, which are available for free

from the library, and you’re up to $950. Throw in a few glossy magazines for your iPad or Android tablet, Ned and you’ve Heeger-Brehm broken the COMMUNITY PRESS $1,000 mark. GUEST COLUMNIST That’s a lot of money. If you’re not taking advantage of all these resources available from the library, you’re definitely missing out. The library’s collection of downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks, MP3 songs, and magazines is bigger than ever. Best of all, no fines, they’re available 24 hours a day, seven days

a week, and MP3 songs and magazine issues are yours to keep. There are now more than 21,000 e-books and more than 7,000 audiobooks in the library’s primary e-book and e-audiobook service, OverDrive. OverDrive downloading is easy; just install and authorize the OverDrive media console app, then log in using your library card number and PIN. Once you’ve gotten the hang of OverDrive, you may want to check out Freading, a smaller collection of e-books available through the library’s website and OverDrive app. If you’re an audiobook fan, take advantage of OneClick Digital. Create a OneClick Digital account through the

How to make cleaning with children fun School’s out for summer! This typically makes half of the household happy and half of the household harried. Why should mom and dad be left with all the chores? Enlisting your kids to help with the house cleaning not only takes some of the pressure off, it can help build some important life skills while giving you fun family time. Houses don’t clean Derek themselves At Christian COMMUNITY PRESS least that’s what my mothGUEST COLUMNIST er always told me when I was a boy. Kids of all ages can have a role in keeping the house ship shape. » Cleaning kits/buckets. Personalize some inexpensive buckets for your kids. Fill them with the cleaning essentials. Make a project out of decorating the buckets with paint pens, stickers, etc., prior to cleaning day. » Today’s technology. As with most things, if you make it fun or make it a game, your kids will respond. There’s even an app for that. In ChoreMon-

ster, parents assign chores to their kids, along with a set number of points to be earned when a specific chore is completed. Children can redeem earned points for fun rewards such as ice cream, a new video game or a trip to the zoo. Kids must manage their chores and keep track of their own points, all the while earning interactive monsters they play with and learn from. » Turn up the tunes! Let everyone in the family choose a song for your cleaning soundtrack. Music will inspire you and will help keep your workers motivated. My mom used to always play the Fleetwood Mac “Rumors” album when we cleaned and to this day when I hear it I want to start cleaning something. » Keep the clock. Keep the cleaning to a manageable amount of time. Set a goal to see how much you can get done as a family – in one hour. A few words of caution: » Assign age appropriate tasks. » Be mindful of chemicals around young children. Make sure your kids are old enough to understand how to properly spray and clean with any

cleaning solutions. As a rule, window cleaner is generally safest and bathroom cleaners contain the harshest chemicals. » Make your own all-purpose cleaner with a bottle of water and a few drops of dish soap. It’s basically the same formula that bubbles are made from and is safe for counters and wall touch ups. Try not to get it on the floor – slippery when wet! » Dusting seems like the easiest chore for little ones, but dusting around breakables could lead to disaster. Choose simple bookshelves or toy shelves. » Check your expectations. The way your child cleans may not be perfect, or as you would do it, but be open and use positive reinforcement to foster a willingness to clean again! Finally, a little reward never hurt. Cap off a great day of work with a family night out. Here’s to a summer of fun – and a relatively clean house in which to rest and relax. Derek Christian is founder and owner of My Maid Service, the region’s largest, independent professional cleaning company, which is based in Blue Ash.

WHEN THEY MEET You can express your views to local officials by attending their meetings. Here is a list of the times and locations for local governmental meetings. All meetings are open to the public. » Greenhills Village Council meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of month; and for a work session at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month, at the Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road. Call 825-2100 for information. » Forest Park Council meets at 8 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month, and has work sessions at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month, in council chambers, 1201 W. Kemper Road. Call 595-5200 for information. » Mount Healthy Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 7700 Perry St. Call 931-8840 for information. » North College Hill Council meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at City Hall, 1500 West Galbraith Road. A mini town hall

meeting for residents with the mayor, council and administration will begin at 6:45 p.m. Call 521-7413 for information. » Springfield Township Board of Trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Allen Paul Community Room of the

Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road. Call 522-1410 for information. If you would like your meeting to be considered for this, send the information to

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library’s website, install the OneClick Digital app, log in, and browse and download eaudiobooks right from the app. If you’re a music fan you should try out Freegal. Millions of songs from the Sony music catalog are available for download, five songs per week per library card. Download the Freegal app to your tablet or smartphone or, if you want to be able to copy and move songs between devices, download using your laptop or PC. Our newest resource, Zinio, features current full-color issues of more than 160 popular magazines, including Consumer Reports, Newsweek, and Good Housekeeping. Download as many as you’d like, and they’re yours to keep

forever. It works best using the Zinio app, but you can also use your Internet browser. Create your Zinio account, log in via the library’s website and download issues from the library’s collection of free magazines. Check out www.cincinnati and look for the apps in your device’s app store. If you need help, staff members are happy to get you started – just bring your device in and be ready to log in with your app store password. Ned Heeger-Brehm is the branch manager of the Groesbeck branch Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at 2994 W. Galbraith Road. You can reach him at 513-369-4454.

Good vacations start with good planning It is finally here summer vacation, the opportunity to recharge your batteries, reconnect with family and have some fun. Months of planning are about to pay off for a trip that will hopefully keep you refreshed throughout the season. Regardless of what you have planned this summer, it is important for you to remember Ian Mitchell COMMUNITY PRESS to pay attention to the GUEST COLUMNIST not-so-fun aspects of your summer events. Here are some tips to help keep troubles at bay before, during and after your time away: Before leaving town: • Thoroughly research your destination and associated costs. Know the price ranges of the restaurants you want to visit and the activities you want to pursue, and understand the terms of your rental or hotel booking. • Set a budget based on your research. Put aside money each week toward your goal and start early. • Look for deals. Several organizations offer membership discounts, and you may find additional savings through your credit card, the area’s visitors bureau, attraction websites and travel sites. • Try to be flexible on dates. It can make a big difference in the cost of lodging and flights. • Notify trusted neighbors that you’ll be away and when you expect to return. Let them know if you will have a house sitter. • Place a hold on your mail and newspaper deliveries or ask a friend or neighbor to pick them up. You also may want to have your yard maintained. A pile of newspapers and an overgrown yard can signal an empty house. • Simulate a “lived-in” appearance by using timers for turn lights and a radio or

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TV during expected hours. • Notify your credit card providers of your travel plans: When you’re leaving, where you’re going and when you’ll return. This helps companies identify fraudulent charges if your card is used in an area you’re not visiting. • Do not share your travel plans on social networking sites. During your trip: • Make lunch, rather than dinner, your big meal out. Prices are lower and often the menu is the same. • Take advantage of smartphone apps that can help find the best prices for gas and other savings. • Use mobile banking apps to monitor accounts and track spending so you don’t have surprises when statements arrive. Ice cream, souvenirs and drink tabs add up fast. • Never carry large amounts of cash; use traveler’s checks or credit cards. • Take only your driver’s license/official ID and two credit cards: One to carry, another to lock in a safe in case your wallet is stolen. • Don’t access financial data or personal information on public computers or public Wi-Fi networks. Be cautious when accessing a hotel room Internet connection. • If you use an ATM, choose one inside a bank. Well-lit lobbies with security cameras, bank employees and customers provide more security for you and for the ATM, meaning it is less likely to be a tampering target. When you return: • Let friends and family know you’re home. • Get your mail. Open it and electronic mail promptly to address bills or other urgent matters. • Continue to monitor your accounts. Check statements to make sure nothing is out of place. If you notice something unusual or fraudulent, contact your provider immediately.

Ian Mitchell is vice president and director of enterprise fraud risk management at Fifth Third Bank.

Hilltop Press Editor Marc Emral, 853-6264 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Keasha Charmont, Lauren Cornist, Briyonna Collins, Alexus Campbell, Brittney Cone and Quanisha Crenshaw at the ceremonies.



Enjoying their graduations are, from left, Peter Burrell, Richard Chappell, James Bryant, Cody Childers and Shannon Brown.


Mount Healthy High School graduated 199 at ceremonies on its football field June. 1. Included in the graduates were valedictorian Jacob Lee Burrell and salutatorians Linda Hoepf and Kayla Whoberry. Photos by Becky Butts/For the Community Press

Obadaro Ajao receives his diploma from board president Steve Horton.

Chelsey Borden, salutatorian Kayla Whoberry, valedictorian Jacob Burrell and salutatorian Linda Hoepf pose at the graduation ceremonies.

Tiarra Roberson, Jairra Bolton, Kiane Whitehurst and Cara Barnes at the Mount Healthy High School graduation ceremonies June 1.

Briyonna Collins enters the ceremony. Ellis Coleman, Jordan Browder, Alix Colon, Jason Cornwall, Mason Bolser and Michael Blythe, all Mount Healthy graduates. Valedictrian Jacob Burrell addresses the graduating class.

Students from the Class of 2013 get a high-five from Marlon Styles Jr., the principal of Mount Healthy High School.

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of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, will speak. He is an assistant professor of philosophy at the Athenaeum of Ohio. 825-8626; Greenhills.

Community Dance Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Line dancing fitness party. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Summer Camps - Arts Western Hills Music School of Rock, 10-11 a.m., Western Hills Music, 4310 Harrison Ave., Group classes to explore basics of drums, bass, guitar, voice and keyboards with other budding rock stars. Monday-Friday. For ages 7-12 and 12-17. $75. Registration required. 598-9000; Western Hills. Stomp It Up, 6-8 p.m., Western Hills Music, 4310 Harrison Ave., Create musical story through rhythm and movement. Directed by Suzanne Lockwood. Ages 11-13. Monday-Friday. Performance date TBD. $125. Registration required. 289-2575; Western Hills.

Dance Classes Waltz Classes, 7 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Beginner-level dance class open to all capable ages. Wear smooth-soled shoes. With instructors Betty and Estil Owens. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 671-7219; Springfield Township. Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low-impact activity to improve your mind, body and spirit. Ages 9 and up. $5. Presented by Happy Time Squares. 232-1303. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Daytime class ages 50 and up on Thursdays. Evening class ages 18 and up on Mondays. Bring mat and engage in stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. $6. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor-led, mixing core, strength and cardio. For ages 65 and up. $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Variety of local, healthful foods. Beginning in May with greens and asparagus and mulch and plants for your garden. Strawberries and wide variety of summer produce. Food truck, music and special events on Thursdays beginning in June. Presented by College Hill Farm Market. 542-0007; College Hill.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke Thursdays with Mean Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, 385-1005. Colerain Township.

Music - Blues Sonny Moorman Group, 5-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., 923-9464; Colerain Township.

Music - Concerts Fresh Music and Fresh Air, 7-9 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Summer Camps Religious/VBS Vacation Bible School, 6:308:30 p.m., Emmanuel Temple Apostolic Church, 1585 Compton Road, Theme: Tell It on the Mountain. Where Jesus Christ is Lord. With refreshments. 5411699. Mount Healthy.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 Exercise Classes Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, 7-8:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, With Vivian Hurley and Lynne Carroll. Experience breath and movements as they open up the body and relax the nervous system in preparation for the gong vibration. Ages 18 and up. $20. 518-2066; Colerain Township. Zumba, 7-8 p.m., Skyline Acres Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road, $5 per class, $7 per week. 652-1748; Colerain Township.

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Children can win prizes by catching catfish at the Chris Macarthy Memorial Fishing Derby, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road, River Hill Pond in Miami Township. The pond will be stocked with 250 pounds of channel catfish. Anglers ages 12 and under who catch one of 50 tagged fish wins a trophy. Each child who catches any fish will receive a certificate. Catfish caught during event hours may be taken home. For info, go to Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Music - Jazz Lydian Mix with Marianne Putenney, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet, 6128 Hamilton Ave., Performing jazz standards. Free, tips welcome. 542-2739; College Hill.

Music - Religious Colton Dixon, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., VIP includes early entry at 6 p.m., meet-and-greet, question and answer session and photo opportunity. Singer, piano and keytar player from Murfreesboro, Tenn. He performs alternative and Christian rock. He was on season 11 of “American Idol.” $35 VIP, $12-$16. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Music - Rock Jay Lane, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; Colerain Township.

Summer Camps Religious/VBS Vacation Bible School, 6:308:30 p.m., Emmanuel Temple Apostolic Church, 541-1699. Mount Healthy.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Benefits Scleroderma Fun and Funds Family Picnic, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Elm Ridge Outlook Shelter. In honor or memory of loved ones affected by scleroderma. $10. Presented by Scleroderma Foundation. 232-5210; Springfield Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, 10200 Hamilton Ave., Family Life Center. Healthy program featuring explosion of music, dance and energy. Ages 4-12. $4. 851-4946. Mount Healthy. Bootcamp Workout, 11 a.m.noon, Skyline Acres Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road, Free. 729-0755. Colerain Township.

Festivals WestFest, 1 p.m.-midnight, Downtown Cheviot, Harrison Avenue, Two stages of music, food, beer garden, craft tent and a Kidz Zone. Classic car show Saturday (rain date: Sunday). Sunday includes happy hour 1-5 p.m. Free. Presented by City of Cheviot. 389-9378; Cheviot.

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Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, and Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Nov. 24. 598-3089or 851-0122;

Music - Classic Rock Raw Oyster, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; Colerain Township.

Music - Rock MJ Tribute Contest, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Inglorious Neighbors, All the Above, Misnomer, More Likely Than a Shark Attack and Setback. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Festivals WestFest, 1-10 p.m., Downtown Cheviot, Free. 389-9378; Cheviot.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, and Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents can drop off yard trimmings for free. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Nov. 24. 598-3089or 851-0122;

Recreation Chris Macarthy Memorial Fishing Derby, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road, River Hill Pond. Pond is stocked with 250 pounds of channel catfish. Anglers ages 12 and under who catch one of 50 tagged fish wins a trophy. Each child who catches any fish will receive a certificate. Catfish caught during event hours may be taken home. Bring own equipment. Live bait available. Benefits Chris Macarthy Memorial Fund. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. Cleves.

Summer Camps Religious/VBS Vacation Bible School, 6:30-9 p.m., First Baptist Church of Dent, 6384 Harrison Ave., Crafts, games, music, snacks, Bible stories and life lessons. Age 4 through sixth grade. Free. 574-6411; events.htm. Dent.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 Dance Classes Old School Hip-Hop Dance Classes, 8-9 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Brody Pille starts with basics and adds movements. Learn reversing, popping and ticking movements. For ages 14 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $6. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Pilates Class, 11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Springfield Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3, free with participating insurance companies. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Music - Blues Blues and Jazz Jam, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Featuring rotating musicians each week. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Religious - Community The Carmelite Approach to Christian Meditation, 7:30-9 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 17 Farragut Road, Tracy Jamison, a Permanent Deacon

required. 851-0601; Colerain Township. Medicare Seminar, 2-3 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, Ask experts about medicare, medicaid, and insurance benefits. For seniors. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Building your Future. 851-0601; Colerain Township.

Summer Camps - Horses Pony Camp, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Session B. Daily through June 27. Learn how to care for them. Take an assisted ride every day. Play horsey games and make crafts. With farm staff. Dress for weather. Ages 4-6. $90; vehicle permit required. Registration required online. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township.

Summer Camps Miscellaneous

Summer Camps Miscellaneous

Adventure Express Summer Day Camp, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Skyline Acres Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road, Includes breakfast, lunch and fieldtrips. Monday-Friday. Ages 0-12. Price varies. Registration recommended. 652-1748. Colerain Township.

Ultimate Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Session 2. Daily through June 27. Outdoor recreation including low ropes course, wall climbing, canoeing, archery, driving range, nature exploration. Ages 10-14. $140; vehicle permit required. Registration required online. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275, ext. 240; Springfield Township.

Support Groups Birthmothers: Grief, Loss and Hope, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Find support for journey through grief and loss, as well as hope for the future, regardless of when baby was born or whether relationship has been restored. Reservations required. 931-5777; Finneytown.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 Community Dance Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Dance Classes New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:309:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No experience necessary. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 860-4746; Springfield Township.

Exercise Classes Adult Toning and Conditioning, 7-8 p.m., Skyline Acres Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road, $6. 551-9706. Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 10 a.m.noon, Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave., Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Mount Airy. Mobile Heart Screenings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mercy Hospital Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave., Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 866-8190127; Mount Airy. TriHealth Mobile Mammography Screening, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., White Oak Family Practice, 7631 Cheviot Road, Digital screening mammography. Presented by TriHealth Women’s Services Van. 569-6565; Colerain Township. Breakfast and Learn Lecture: Understanding Fibromyalgia, 9-10 a.m., Tag’s Cafe and Coffee Bar, 5761 Springdale Road, Information on safe and natural alternative methods for diagnosing and addressing fibromyalgia and its symptoms. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals. 574-3000. Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Senior Executive Club, 1:302:30 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, With Ginger Raby from Building the Future. Opportunity to meet new people and have group of friends to discuss topics of interest. Free. Reservations

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 Dance Classes Moving With Mommy/Dancing With Daddy, 6-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Movement class for ages 2-4. Adult participates with child. $49 for dance card of seven classes. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Preschool Dance, 5:30-6 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Dance class for ages 4-5. Ages -1-0. $49 for dance card of seven classes. 521-8462; Springfield Township. Dance Sampler for Kindergarten-grade 2, 6:30-7 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Each class will have different dance genre including ballet, lyrical/ contemporary, hip-hop or tap. Kindergarten to second grade. $49 for dance card of seven classes. 521-8462; Springfield Township. Dance Sampler for Grades 3-6, 7-7:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Each class will be different dance genre including ballet, lyrical/contemporary, hip-hop and tap. Ages 3-6. $63 for dance card of seven classes. 521-8462; Springfield Township. Dance Sampler for Grade Seven and Up, 7:45-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Each class will be different dance genre including ballet, lyrical/ contemporary, hip-hop and tap. Ages 7-12. $63 for dance card of seven classes. Registration recommended. 521-8462; Springfield Township. Dance Sampler for Adults, 8:30-9:15 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Each class will be different dance genre including ballet, lyrical/contemporary, hip-hop and tap. Ages 18 and up. $63 for dance card of seven classes. 521-8462. Springfield Township.

Dining Events Free Community Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 5501 Hamilton Ave., Free dinner. Food is hearty, healthy and homemade by volunteers. Free. 541-2415. College Hill.

Exercise Classes Zumba Toning, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work. Bring a mat or towel, and a water bottle. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


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Ham, basil pinwheels make colorful appetizer I’m not saying I have the world’s best memory, but when it comes to food, I have a photographic memory. Like the other day when I was going through one of my vintage cookbooks and came across a recipe for cinnamon pinwheels. After readRita ing the Heikenfeld recipe, I had a feelRITA’S KITCHEN ing these are the “radio rolls” that were available in bakeries here. It’s not the one that uses puff pastry. This recipe calls for a yeasted dough that you form into coils and flatten out before baking. I think it’s the same roll recipe that many of you wanted to make at home. It’s too long to print here, but I’ll post it on my blog.

Ham and basil pinwheels

If you’re growing basil, it won’t be long before flowers start to form. Pinch those off (yes, they’re edible) and while you’re at it, cut off enough leaves to make these pinwheels. This is a do-ahead appetizer that keeps appetites at bay until the main dish is served.

6 10-inch flour tortillas 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 ⁄4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, minced 12 thin slices ham Fresh basil, enough to cover tortillas

Mix cream cheese and dried tomatoes. Spread each tortilla with cream cheese mixture. Put ham slices on top. Lay basil on top. Roll up tightly and stick toothpicks in 4-5 evenly spaced spots. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Slice and serve.

Marinated honey mustard grilled veggie skewers

The honey mustard lends a nice color. 4 long skewers

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If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes ahead of time. Put veggies in plastic bag and pour marinade over. Let sit at room temperature 30 minutes or more. Thread onto skewers, reserving marinade. Grill, turning occasionally and brushing with marinade until tender, about 15 minutes.

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How many times have I told you one of the most fun things about writing this column is the recipes you share? Marianne D. shared her favorite recipe for pork roast with me and said: “The ranch dressing mix is the secret ingredient and it’s diabetic friendly, too. Sometimes I’ll toss in a little minced fresh parsley.” 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 21⁄2 pound boneless pork loin roast 1 cup chicken broth or water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oil, dressing, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Rub all over roast. Put roast in baking pan and pour broth around roast. Bake about an hour, or until thermometer reads 150 degrees. Remove from oven, tent with foil and

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Together, these hormones trigger the formation and release of glucose in the body. As a result, diabetics may find they have high fasting blood sugars when they measure their glucose first thing in the morning. Because these patients appear to have uncontrolled diabetes, there’s a strong likelihood that their physicians will increase their dosage of insulin, which can bring on new health concerns. “Diabetic patients with undiagnosed sleep apnea who treat ‘uncontrolled diabetes’ with an increased insulin dose might be having more intense therapy than they need. They could actually veer into hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, by overcompensating for a morning measure impacted by sleep apnea,” says Subramanian. “We need to screen these patients for sleep apnea because by treating the apnea, we can dramatically improve pa-

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“I saw salad burnet at a garden store and wondered what it’s used for.” Salad burnet is a hardy perennial herb that tastes like cucumber. It’s a pretty little plant with lacy green leaves and a pinkish, cone-shaped flower. I like to use it in salads and to make herbal vinegars. Borage is another cucumber-flavored herb.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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If you are suffering from uncontrolled diabetes, you might want to find out if you also have sleep apnea before upping your insulin, says Mercy Health Physician Shyamsunder Subramanian, MD, a pulmonary, critical care and sleep specialist and medical director of Mercy Health – Western Hills Sleep Center. In a research review published in the “World Journal of Diabetes,” Subramanian found that many people with diabetes – up to 40 percent – also have sleep apnea but they just don’t know it. Sleep apnea causes the windpipe to narrow significantly or even close during sleep. Sufferers can experience up to 300 narrowing or closing events during each rest period. In response to the choking sensation, the body releases the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisone, which startle the sleeper into breathing.

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tients’ glucose control. They may require less insulin or go from insulin injections to pills or even cut down on the number of pills they take to control their diabetes.” If you have uncontrolled diabetes together with symptoms of sleep apnea, which include daytime fatigue, waking up tired, disturbed sleep, loud snoring or unexplained weight gain, ask your physician if a sleep study is right for you. Mercy Health’s boardcertified physicians and credentialed technologists can diagnose and treat sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg, narcolepsy, sleepwalking and more. For more information on Mercy Health’s sleep centers and sleep medicine specialists, visit or call Western Hills Sleep Center at 513389-5540 or Subramanian at West Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep, 513-3895365.

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JFS ‘We Give A...’ campaign a finalist in marketing competition At Jewish Family Service, “WE GIVE A...” A catchy and edgy marketing campaign by Jewish Family Service earned the agency and its director of marketing Sherry Kaplan recognition by Cincinnati American Marketing Association as a finalist in its Marketer of the Year competition, non-profit category. The Cincinnati Zoo took home the nonprofit category award for its social media campaign marketing highlighting the birth of a baby giraffe. The Marketer of the Year awards, which were presented May 2 at a dinner reception, recognizes

a company, a marketing team within a company or an individual who has demonstrated overall excellence in marketing. Kaplan, a Blue Ash resident, oversaw the execution of a fully integrated campaign that was centered on four short animated videos and the slogan “WE GIVE A…” It incorporated a full spectrum of marketing channels over a six-month period: a microsite, direct mail postcards, social media, email, traditional media ads, and movie theatre trailers. The “WE GIVE A...” message was, and continues to be, in-



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cluded in other agency marketing such as radio ads and holiday postcard greetings. She worked in partnership with a marketing committee initiated by the JFS Board. The committee, chaired by Max Yamson (Oakley), included Mark Miller (Forest Park), Daniel Kerbel, Dennis Mitman (Symmes Township), Suzy Marcus Goldberg, Melanie Blumental, Ben Rosenfield, Beth Schwartz (Kenwood) and Catherine Stahl (Northside). “Let’s be sure that ‘We Give A…’ huge round of applause and bow of appreciation to our marketing director Sherry Kaplan and the marketing committee for daring to ‘push the envelope’ with an edgy slogan, aggressively using technology and strategically using traditional channels to move the campaign, abandoning the usual and typical, and capturing our community’s attention,” Jewish Family Service

Executive Director Beth Schwartz said. Mark Miller’s company US Digital Partners donated talent and time to create the website. 779 Video created the animated videos at a nonprofit rate. Both allowed the campaign to stay within budget. “All of Sherry’s coworkers can attest to the time, effort, and scrutiny that she put forth in order to get the execution of the videos, direct mail, and messaging exactly the way she and the committee wanted it. Sherry wrote the preliminary storyboards for the videos, the copy for the voiceovers, and spent hours in the editing process making certain that we were telling our JFS story effectively in less than a minute. The committee edited further, provided outside expert perspective, and strategized how to implement the campaign that Sherry smoothly carried out,” Schwartz said. The “WE GIVE A…” marketing was developed in response to a challenge last year by JFS Board President Michael Schwartz to create an edgy awareness campaign. Schwartz noted that “JFS is an incredible organization that is truly the “doing” agency in our community. Too many people don’t know about all the wonderful services that JFS provides. We hoped that this campaign would entice people to take notice.”

Check your home warranty service contract Home warranty service contracts are a $3 billion a year business, but you need to know the drawbacks as well as the advantages. For instance, you can expect many warranty companies to do the Howard least Ain expensive HEY HOWARD! repair possible. Home warranties have become fairly standard with real estate sales. But while it can give a buyer peace of mind, I’ve seen time and again where there’s been a problem when a claim was filed. Terri Miller said her daughter ran into a claim problem when the air conditioning went out in her Reading home. “The air conditioning fan went out. We turned the unit on and it didn’t turn at all,” Miller said. Miller’s daughter bought a home warranty when buying the house last year after it had been foreclosed upon. She called the warranty company and a repairman was sent out. “He immediately looked at the unit and told me it was a fan motor. ‘We’re in luck, I have it on my truck. I’ll go change it out,’ he said,” Miller said. Unfortunately, the repairman couldn’t separate the fan from the motor so he removed both – with the electricity still on. “He left the unit completely wide open. He left the electric panel wide open. When I asked him if that was safe he

told me, ‘Yes.’ I found out later from my husband it was not safe,” Miller said. The serviceman didn’t return for two days. Then, Miller said, “When he rewired it, rather than turning the motor itself another quarter inch so he could run the electric through the conduit in there, which would be the appropriate thing to do, he chose to put the wires above the unit and he has them ziptied.” Miller sent a picture of the job to the home warranty company and it agreed to send out a different company to properly wire the air conditioner. “The air conditioner does work. It is cooling the house. The problem is the wiring, the way they installed the wiring. It’s not safe,” Miller said. A big thing to remember with home warranty companies is you can’t pick the repair companies they send to your home. Sometimes you’ll get a good, well qualified repairman, other times you won’t. Check the warranty to see exactly what it does and does not cover. One woman told me although the warranty company gave her a new air conditioner, she ended up paying the serviceman $1,500 for labor. These warranties generally cost about $400 a year and have a $100 deductible for each repair.

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Grant helps HealthCare Connection expand services The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati has awarded $75,000 to The HealthCare Connection (THCC) to expand primary care services for behavioral health patients at Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCB). The HealthCare Connection was one of 20 organizations receiving grants through the second phase of the Health Foundation’s Launching Solutions: Seizing New Opportunities in Health initiative. The HealthCare Connection includes Mount Healthy Family Practice, Forest Park Health Center and Lincoln Heights Health Center, as well as four primary care locations co-located with behavioral health practices (Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, Talbert House and Central Community Mental Health Board), and a school-based health center at Princeton High School. “We are confident the primary care capacity expansion grant will help support our mission to improve the health of our community,” says Pat O’Connor, vice president and chief operating officer for the Health Foundation. “We are proud to support The HealthCare Connection as they serve more behavioral health clients in need of services.” Mental health issues, including depression, are a significant public health issue in Ohio and across the nation. In the past year, one in five adults in the United States experienced mental illness. “Nationally, people who have both a chronic physical illness and a chronic mental illness have a lifespan 25 years shorter than the average person,” says Dolores Lindsay, CEO of The

HealthCare Connection. “For Ohioans, it’s 32 years shorter.” THCC has provided primary care medical services for Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services patients since 2007. “Our quality services have been very complementary in offering our clients access to primary and behavioral health care services in the same convenient location,” says Jeff O’Neil, program officer, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services. “Many clients who were very ill and not addressing their physical health needs at all have achieved good health outcomes and have now moved into a more preventive level of care.” The number of clients served has grown from 565 to 850 by the end of 2012. “We believe that we will need to double our capacity to 1,700 with the implementation of the Ohio Medicaid Health Homes program in Hamilton County for persons with serious and persistent mental illness,” says Lindsay. The Health Foundation Launching Solutions Grant will enable THCC to hire a parttime nurse practitioner, which will increase capacity and allow for more flexibility in setting operating hours. The grant also will allow THCC to purchase equipment for a third exam room. “This support allows us to grow to meet the increasing needs of our patients,” says Lindsay. Adds O’Neil, “The collaboration of care opportunities for each of our staffs and clients have steadily increased and the timing is critical as GCB approaches becoming an Ohio Health Home Provider in the fall of 2013.”

Achievers program helps youth

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. throughout the school year, you’ll find teens involved in the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black and Latino Achievers program gathered at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College for a series of college and career preparedness programs. Local business and community leaders help the program engage middle through high school teens in hands-on learning; emphasizing college readiness, career exploration, and leadership development. “The Saturday sessions are a great opportu-

nity to bring in positive adult role models to offer advice and guidance to the teens about their futures,” said Darlene Murphy, who oversees the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers program. “Judson Pickard is a great example of what hard work and dedication can accomplish.” As a franchise owner and operator of 10 local McDonald’s restaurants across the Greater Cincinnati area, Pickard has spent more than 30 years continuing his commitment to teach and encourage the success of future generations. On a recent Saturday morning, he worked with the Y’s next

generation of leaders at Cincinnati State. Pickard also works with the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, assisting with its Job Readiness program and is active with the Boy Scouts of America, mentoring young men and supporting programs through sponsorships. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati will hold its 35th annual Salute Gala fundraiser on Nov. 1. For more information about the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Black and Latino Achievers program or to volunteer, call 513-246-3239 or email dmur

Judson Pickard, McDonald’s owner and operator, left, Darlene Murphy, program director, Black and Latino Achievers program, and Eric Westley, P&G, YMCA board member at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College are involved in the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black and Latino Achievers program. PROVIDED

St. Vincent de Paul collecting fans St. Vincent de Paul, in cooperation with WCPOTV 9 On Your Side and Huntington Bank, asks all Greater Cincinnati residents provide heat relief to neighbors in need by donating a fan, new window air conditioner or a monetary donation now through Aug. 16. Other partners for the Summer Fan and Air Conditioner Drive include Coney Island, Tedia Company, American Fan, StorAll and Braun Heating & Air Conditioning. The goal of this year’s drive is to collect 800 fans and 500 air conditioners to distribute to the elderly, sick and families with very young children who live in homes without air conditioning. There are three ways to help: » Make a financial gift at any Greater Cincinnati Huntington Bank now through Aug. 16 – $100 will provide an air conditioner for a family, or $15 will purchase one fan. » Make a financial gift by visiting or at 513-421-HOPE. » Donate a new fan or air conditioner at any St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Center or Thrift Store, Tedia Company, Stor-All Self Storage location or after June 13 at Coney Is-

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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. 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 email Jayne Martin Dressing, Great Oaks – currently recruiting volunteer tutors for its GED and ESOL classes. There are five hours of training required. The next dates are Wedmesdays, Aug. 22 and 29, at Scarlet Oaks in Sharonville. Numerous sites and times are available for volunteering. Call Kim at 6125830 for more information. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Helping Young Mothers Mentors Inc. – is seeking individuals who are willing to give their time as a mentor to assist teen mothers in improving their quality of life and who are striving to make it in today’s society. If you are interested in helping to “create a self sufficient mom for a better tomorrow” in your community and interested in truly seeing results, become a mentor by calling 513-520-6960. The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army issued an appeal today for volunteers to assist with its youth development programs. The Salvation Army offers After-School and Summer Enrichment programs, providing children from at-risk neighborhoods with development opportunities throughout the year. The Salvation Army offers

these programs at Community Centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, providing localized opportunities for volunteers to engage with these critical programs. The Salvation Army seeks those who have interest volunteering in one or more of the following roles: assisting children with homework, being a reading buddy, playing learning games with the children, assisting with skill drills, playing sports and gym games with the children, helping with snacks and meals provided to the children, being a good listener and role model. The Salvation Army’s Afterschool program serves children ages 6 to 12 years throughout the school year, from August to May, generally three to five days a week in the 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. time frame. Program elements include tutoring, homework help, computer literacy, conflict resolution and character training, spiritual development, recreation, sports and arts & crafts. The Salvation Army’s Summer Enrichment program functions for eight weeks, five days per week, in the 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. timeframe. The itinerary entails sports and recreation, field trips, computer literacy, arts and crafts, character training, spiritual development and academic maintenance. Volunteers are sought to help with any and all components of these wonderful youth programs. Volunteers are generally high school age and older. It is preferred that volunteers can be present at least one hour per week for the duration of the program (i.e., the school year, or summer). For more information or to volunteer with The Salvation Army’s youth programs, please contact Melanie Fazekas at 762-5671, or Melanie.faze Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have one-on-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene

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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 8712787. 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 241-2600. 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.


Ameircan Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office 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 email 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. 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 Angie at 554-6300, or amclaughlin@destiny-hospice. com. 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

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Mad Mike’s open in White Oak By Jennie Key

Colerain Twp. — Mad Mike’s Burgers and Fries has made its way across the river and landed in White Oak. The new restaurant at 6900 Cheviot Road, at Blue Rock Road in the old Chili Company building, opened April 28. Owner Demetris Hiropoulos owns this Mad Mike’s with his father, George. There are three other locations, in Newport and Florence, Ky. All family owned. They like it that way. Demetris, who has worked in the food industry for 17 years, says his dad has been in the restaurant business for 40 years. His cousin Mike Gelastopoulos came up with the original idea. “Everyone in my family loves to cook,” Gelastopoulos said. “We have a passion for it.” The family has run diners and full-service restaurants and pizza parlors in the past. “We decided to focus on one thing and make it really good,” Demetris said. He went to culinary school in Europe, getting an associate’s degree in culinary arts, then came home to put his knowledge to work. The new place is a work in progress. TVs are still to be hung in the dining area, and the parking lot needs some work. And Demetris says he’s in the process of getting a liquor license to sell draft and bottled beer. “It takes time,” he said. “We’re getting there.” The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m, but eventually, he plans to stay open late – until 3 a.m. – in hopes of getting business from the Knotty Pine bar across the street. “We’ll see how it goes,” he said. He’s looking forward to being part of the community and will have a discount program with area schools. He wants to add school memorabilia to the walls.

Mad Mike’s signature sandwich, the Goliath Burger, lives up to its name. It substitutes grilled cheese sandwiches for buns and surrounds the two quarter-pound patties with American cheese, bacon, grilled onions, lettuce and tomato and BBQ sauce. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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The menu is focused: Burgers and hot dogs. The family worked with Mike to come up with the names for menu items. You can get black angus beef burgers of all sorts from a classic cheeseburger with the traditional lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion to the more exotic. Want your sandwich Greek style? Try the Pride of Zeus, which features gyro meat, feta cheese, tzaziki (a cucumber sauce), lettuce, onion. The Mad Cali features avocado mayonnaise, lettuce, avocado slices, tomato, onion, pepper jack, and tzaziki. Or maybe the Hawaii Five-O, with caramelized crushed pineapple, beer battered onion strings, American cheese and bacon. If you’re hungry, the Goliath may be for you. It uses two grilled cheese sandwiches for the bun, and offers bacon, grilled onions, cheese, lettuce, tomato, two quarter-pound beef patties and tangy barbeque sauce. “It’s popular, and it’s fun to eat,” Demetris said.

“I don’t know that everyone finishes it.” Chicken burgers – fresh-ground white chicken patties, smash-seared –are the newest addition to the menu including the What the Cluck burger, which features cilantro mayo, avocado slices, baton, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato. Demetris says what makes his family’s burger joint better is the variety of toppings they offer and the freshness of the meat they serve. “We don’t freeze it and it’s pattied up daily,” he said. “We cut our fries fresh daily as well.” You can get a lot of things at Mad Mike’s, but not a rare burger. “We serve all our burgers well done,” he said. “But nice and juicy. Well done, but done well.” He’s pleased with the new location. “We heard good things about the community, and the people we’ve met so far have been very nice. He says the family does not have national franchise aspirations. “We don’t want to get too big,” Demetris said. “We want to make sure the product stays good and we like having contact with the customers, meeting them and talking with them. We like putting smiles on people’s faces.”

Got burgers? The crew at Mike’s Burgers, from left, Akis Hiropoulos, Demetris Hiropoulos and Daby Gueye, have the answer: yes. The new restaurant opened April 29 and business has been brisk. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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DEATHS Francis Erndt Francis A. Erndt, 72, College Hill, died June 4. He was a computer operator for Provident Bank. Survived by siblings Nicholas (Annemarie) Erndt, Susie (the late Mato) Tomasevic, Hans (the late Ilse) Schult; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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Mt. Healthy Police search for park shooting suspect By Monica Boylson

Mt. Healthy — Police Chief Marc Waldeck was scheduled to meet with city council last night to discuss the investigation of a shooting at the city park gazebo June 8. A 14-year-old girl was injured by a stray bullet when someone fired four rounds into a crowd of

people at the gazebo, according to a Mount Healthy Police report. Waldeck said the departWaldeck ment learned of a 13-year-old boy who was treated with minor injuries from the shooting after a deputy

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Eric Griffin, born 1998, second adult curfew violation, 5126 Hawaiian Terrace, May 31. Ronnie Dodds, born 1984, simple assault, 4796 Hawaiian Terrace, June 1. Devintre Gill, born 1994, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, 5900 Hamilton Ave., June 3. Steven Michael Wagner, born 1986, assault, 2626 Chesterfield Court, June 3. Blake Brown, born 1990, telecommunication harassment, 1589 Marlowe Ave., June 4. Cedric Willingham, born 1969, assault, 5370 Bahama Terrace, June 4. Marcus Murray, born 1993,

criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, 4955 Hawaiian Terrace, June 4. Martez Harris, born 1994, falsification, criminal trespassing, 4955 Hawaiian Terrace, June 4. Mitchell Biggers, born 1976, excessive sound, 4842 Hawaiian Terrace, June 4. Ciesley Smith, born 1989, assault, 5398 Bahama Terrace, June 5. Clint Roland Osborn, born 1980, possession of drug abuse instruments, consuming liquor in a vehicle, 6154 Faircrest Court, June 5. Eric R. Griffin, born 1992, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, misdemeanor drug possession, 5454 Colerain Ave., June 5. Justen Williams, born 1983, theft under $300, domestic violence,

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goal right now is to find the shooter. We have some people in mind and we’re hoping to make an arrest within the week.” Mount Healthy Mayor Joe Roetting said city officials will take the opportunity with the chief to look at ways to help eliminate crime at the park. He said they will discuss added security at the next big city event, the July 3

Fireworks in the Park. “One recommendation may be to do away with the fireworks display,” he said. “For now though we want to gather all the facts before we make any decisions.” In the meantime, the chief said he has no doubt they will find the suspect. “We’re confident that we’re going to find the shooter,” he said.


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from Mercy Mount Airy Hospital contacted them. The shooting occurred near the Church of the Assumption Festival. Waldeck said officers were patrolling the festival and the park and the incident was handled quickly and safely. “The officers did an excellent job and made sure the victims were safe,” he said. “Our big

1673 Cedar Ave., June 5. Kristina N. Henderson, born 1984, disorderly conduct, criminal damaging or endangering, 4910 Hawaiian Terrace, June 6. Malone Amason, born 1988, having a weapon under disability, 6201 Daly Road, June 6. Matthew S. Davis, born 1990, theft under $300, 1198 W. Galbraith Road, June 6. Nyteisha Lattimore, born 1991, obstructing official business, falsification, 1341 W. North Bend Road, June 6. Joseph Pearson, born 1986, drug abuse, illegal possession of a prescription drug, 1089 W. North Bend Road, June 7. Megan Hensley, born 1989, possession of drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business, 5942 Hamilton Ave., June 7. Stephen D. Brumfield, born 1990, burglary, 1157 Cedar Ave., June 7. Todd Lawrence Day, born 1976, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5941 Hamilton Ave., June 7. Doneasia Shanice Griffin, born 1989, child endangering or neglect, 5115 Hawaiian Terrace, June 8. Leonard Hadnot, born 1965, assault, 2564 Kipling Ave., June 8.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 2700 Hillvista Lane, June 5. Aggravated robbery 5498 Scarletoak Drive, June 3. 4908 Hawaiian Terrace, May 31. Assault 5211 Ponderosa Drive, June 1. 2015 W. North Bend Road, June 3. 2626 Chesterfield Court, June 3. 4810 Hawaiian Terrace, June 3. 4931 Hawaiian Terrace, June 3. 5398 Bahama Terrace, June 5. 5299 Eastknoll Court, June 7. 2564 Kipling Ave., May 30. 5379 Bahama Terrace, May 30. 5460 Bahama Terrace, May 31. Breaking and entering 5065 Hawaiian Terrace, June 3. Burglary 1710 Harrison Ave., June 1. 6004 Belmont Ave., June 1. 1500 Groesbeck Road, June 2. 4885 Hawaiian Terrace, June 2. 1046 Groesbeck Road, June 3. 5373 Bahama Terrace, June 3. 5438 Bahama Terrace, June 3. 2432 Buddleia Court, June 4. 5858 Bluespruce Lane, June 4. 4931 Hawaiian Terrace, June 4. 5922 Belmont Ave., June 6. 965 W. North Bend Road, June 6. 4931 Hawaiian Terrace, June 6. 5078 Hawaiian Terrace, June 6. 6308 Heitzler Ave., May 30. Criminal damaging/endangering 6401 Daly Road, June 1. 6434 Daly Road, June 1. 5480 Bahama Terrace, June 2. 5820 Willowcove Drive, June 2. 2669 W. North Bend Road, June 3. 4931 Hawaiian Terrace, June 3. 6032 Waldway Lane, June 4. 5010 Hawaiian Terrace, June 5. 4910 Hawaiian Terrace, June 6. 951 W. North Bend Road, June 7. Domestic violence Reported on St. Elmo Avenue, June 2. Reported on Colerain Avenue, June 2. Improperly discharging firearm at/into habitation/school 6434 Daly Road, June 1. Menacing 2700 Hillvista Lane, June 5. Misuse of credit card 7790 Bitteroot Lane, June 6. Public indecency 1198 W. Galbraith Road, June 4. Robbery 5990 Hamilton Ave., May 31. Theft 1100 Groesbeck Road, June 3. 1145 Wionna Ave., June 4. 1280 Brushwood Ave., June 4. 5858 Bluespruce Lane, June 4. 6633 Daly Road, June 5. 1198 W. Galbraith Road, June 6. 1625 Larmon Court, June 6.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 » Mount Healthy: Chief Marc Waldeck, 728-3183 » Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 569-8500 » North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171 » Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101 » Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220. 2470 Hearthstead Lane, May 30. Vandalism 1081 Springbrook Drive, May 31.

Merchandise of unknown value removed at 1143 Smiley Ave., June 1.





Aisia Johnson, 36, 54 Versailles, obstructing official business at 54 Versailles, June 1. Steven Lambert, 35, 11520 Oldegate, disorderly conduct at Northland Blvd., June 1. Courtney Ellington, 34, 11236 Lincolnshire Drive, carrying concealed weapon at 699 Northland Blvd., May 31. Randall Mullins, 18, 12072 Goodfields, criminal mischief at 1440 W. Kemper, May 30. Juvenile male, 16, criminal mischief at 1440 W. Kemper, May 30. Juvenile male, 14, criminal mischief at 1440 W. Kemper, May 30. Juvenile female, 13, obstructing official business at 11336 Hamlet, May 27. Ronald Palmonz, 43, 6044 Hammel, trafficking in cocaine at Sharon Road, May 29. Tyrone Roberson, 48, 11352 Elkwood, theft at 12000 Chase Plaza, May 31. Wilham Rheden, 20, 403 Millkin Street, domestic violence at 2179 Quail Hollow Place, May 31. Cortanius Reeves, 18, 6 Beckford, obstructing official business at 11449 Fremantle, June 1.

Juvenile male, 16, curfew violation, May 23. Jonathon Rhea, 23, 1959 N. Lynndale, domestic violence at 1959 N. Lynndale Ave., May 31.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Victim threatened and cell phone of unknown value removed at 11027 Quailridge, May 28. Burglary Residence entered and at 818 Smiley, May 30. Criminal damaging Vehicle door damaged at 980 Smiley, May 28. Sugar put in gas tank at 1009 Halesworth, May 30. Eggs thrown at residence at 11764 Hanover, May 30. Vehicle scratched at 1440 W. Kemper, June 1. Reported at 24 Versailles, June 2. Windshield damaged at 11044 Quailwood Court, June 3. Criminal mischief Reported at 1440 W. Kemper, May 30. Domestic violence Female reported at Passage Way, June 2. Endangering children Reported at 617 Dewdrop Circle, May 31. Felonious assault Victim shot at 11493 Hanover, June 1. Gross sexual imposition Parent reported at Danbury, May 8. Misuse of credit card Victim reported at 10909 Carnege, May 29. Rape Victim reported at Cascade, May 21. Theft Cedar chest of unknown value removed at 11630 Mount Holly Court, May 28. Tires and rims valued at $1,000 removed at 566 Northland, May 24. Tools valued at $500 removed at 1266 Omniplex, May 31.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 7701 Hamilton Ave., June 5. Victim struck at 7700 Perry St., May 20. Burglary Residence entered and keys valued at $256 removed at 7366 Harrison, May 19. Disorderly conduct Reported at 8070 Hamilton Ave., June 2. Domestic violence Reported by victim at Clovernook Ave., June 1. Obstructing official business Reported at 8000 Hamilton Ave., May 20. Open container Reported at Hamilton Ave., June 1. Possession of drugs Reported at 2046 Adams, May 19. Theft Cell phone valued at $50 removed at 8063 Hamilton, June 1. Bike valued at $100 removed at 7317 Maple Ave., June 1.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations Dontas McCoy, 32, 7511 Perry St., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., May 27. Juvenile male, 15, loitering at 6840 Hamilton Ave., May 31. Juvenile male, 16, curfew at 6650 Betts Ave, June 1. Juvenile male, 15, curfew at 6650 Betts Ave, June 1. Juvenile female, 15, curfew at 6650 Betts Ave, June 1. Juvenile male, 15, curfew at 6650 Betts Ave, June 1. Osby Pates, 48, 2430 W. North Bend, theft at 6813 Hamilton Ave., June 2. Juvenile male, 17, curfew at 6650 Betts Ave, June 3. Juvenile female, 14, curfew at 6650 Betts Ave, June 3. Juvenile female, 14, curfew at 6650 Betts Ave, June 3. Keith Franklin, 20, 1241 Groesbeck, curfew at 6650 Betts Ave, June 3.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 1839 W. Galbraith Road, May 30. Victim struck at 1839 W. Galbraith Road, May 30. Burglary Residence entered at 6530 Baywood Lane, May 31. Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged with spray paint at 7132 Hamilton Ave., May 27. Fraud Victim reported at 2004 Emerson, May 21. Menacing Victim threatened at 7132 Hamil-

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891 Fairborn Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to VBOH Annex LLC; $40,000. 11670 Hollingsworth Way: Chavez, Carlos Francisco Flores and Doris Elisa Cordova Guzman De Flores to Bayview Loan Servicing Ll; $60,000. 897 Kemper Road: Miller, Delores to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $52,000. 1450 Kingsbury Drive: Smith,

Julianna to Welton, Floyd P. Jr. and Candice; $137,000. 1445 Longacre Drive: Best Investment Group Inc. to Howell, Carol; $89,900. 11400 Rose Lane: Hitchcock, Sheila R. to Martin, Edward and Hollie B.; $65,000. 858 Smiley Ave.: Khalili, Ashraf to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $38,000. 702 Danvers Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Nyame, Charles; $55,400. 11520 Folkstone Drive: Cincinnati Sl Properties LLC to 11520 Folkstone LLC; $30,609. 934 Goodhue Circle: Cincinnati Sl Properties LLC to 934 Goodhue LLC; $46,926. 11852 Hamden Drive: Ipp, Ryan and Stephanie Jones to Polanco, Jose A. and Anabel D. Polanco; $100,500. 11842 Hamlet Road: Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. NA The to Ieraci, Richard D.; $65,000. 1415 Karahill Drive: Medley, George to Balsley, Donald L. Jr.; $123,000. 872 Kemper Road: Pro Foundation to Pro Tide Ventures; $35,000. 1392 Longacre Drive: SEV Ltd. to McWhorter, Carrie G.; $132,000. 1482 Netherland Court: Kpogli, Komi to Paulino, Elizabeth B.; $95,000.


166 Farragut Road: Esterman, Matthew J. to Moore, Jeffrey; $54,100. 37 Handel Lane: Equity Trust Co. FBO Daniel F. Taylor Ira to Zwiebel, Brittany A.; $130,000. 197 Ireland Ave.: Strong, Jeffrey P. and Rebecca N. to Cheviot Savings Bank; $60,000.

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


2247 Banning Road: Cormican, Walter A. Jr. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $26,000. 5810 Monfort Hills Ave.: Johnson, Erica R. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $42,000. 5848 Pameleen Court: Kinley, Jamaal to Federal National Mortgage Association; $48,000. 5841 Pameleen Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Edgar Construction LLC; $37,500. 5841 Pameleen Court: Edgar Construction LLC to Edgar Construction LLC Tr.; $42,400. 2306 Raeburn Terrace: Fannie Mae to Moustafa, Lela; $106,000. 5891 Shadymist Lane: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $40,000. 5881 Shadymist Lane: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Cg and S. Properties I LLC; $46,000. 5740 Kiplingwood Drive: Warren, Thomas A. and Connie D. to Price, Michael J.; $136,000. 2343 North Bend Road: Clark, Terry A. and Deborah to Federal National Mortgage Association; $44,000.

ton Ave., June 2. Sexual assault Victim reported at Bobolink, Aug. 1. Theft Attempted theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., May 20. Gas of unknown value not paid for at 6840 Hamilton Ave., May 25. Vehicle entered and items of unknown value removed at 6522 Simpson Ave., May 26. Grill of unknown value removed at 2096 W. Galbraith Road, May 26. Reported at 7220 Pippin Road, May 28. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 1710 Sundale, May 30.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Emily Denterlein, 23, 703 Buff Court, drug abuse, possession at 9158 Winton Road, May 27. Charles Broomfield, 50, 11846 Wincanton, operating a vehicle while intoxicated at Eiler Lane, May 27. Eugene Willis, 60, 2111 Trapp Court, domestic trouble at 2111 Trapp Court, May 28. Aaron Cristales, 24, 190 Riddle Road, drug abuse at 1464 Meredith Drive, May 28. James Landenwitsch, 50, 2338 Grant Ave., operating a vehicle while intoxicated at 10811 Hamilton Ave., May 29. Lee Johnson, 30, 10948 Hamilton Ave., falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., May 29. Robert Howard, 18, 1247 Bellune Drive, breaking and entering at 8959 Daly Road, May 31. Juvenile male, 15, breaking and entering at 8959 Daly Road, May 31. Charles Lewis, 36, 2208 Grand Ave., falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., May 31. Juvenile male, 15, possession at 10818 Pleasant Hill Drive, May 31. Juvenile female, 15, domestic trouble at 1579 Meredith Drive, June 1. Ericu Terry, 20, 842 North Hill Lane, obstructing at 893 North Hill Lane, June 1. Deron Workman, 25, 11398 Lincolnshire, operating a vehicle while intoxicated at Mill Road, June 2. Lee Gamble, 35, 2226 Lincoln Ave., drug trafficking at 2226 Lincoln Street, June 2. Brandon Orr, 30, 811 Eighth Ave., drug possession at 2003 Roosevelt Ave., June 2.


Aggravated robbery Merchant reported at 1051 North Bend Road, May 28. Victim threatened and wallet, keys, money and glasses of unknown value removed at 1400 Section Road, May 31. Assault Victim reported at 6259 Simpson Ave., May 31. Breaking and entering Reported at 710 Castle Gate, May 24. Reported at 8959 Daly Road, May 31. Burglary Residence entered and cameras of unknown value removed at 1869 Misty Hill Drive, May 23. Residence entered at 1101 Dalebren Lane, May 31. Criminal damaging Vehicle scratched with a key at 1740 Miles, May 28. Vehicle damaged at 1886 Fallbrook Lane, May 29. Vehicle damaged at 8601 Daly Road, June 1. Criminal simulation Victim reported at 8509 Winton Road, May 30. Domestic Female reported at Betts Avenue, May 29. Identity theft Victim reported at 1746 Clayburn Circle, May 28. Debit card used without consent at 174 Ridgeway Road, May 27. Victim reported at 8696 Neptune, June 2. Operating a vehicle while intoxicated Reported at westbound 104 Ronald Reagan Highway, May 27. Theft Purse and contents of unknown value removed from vehicle at 2145 Compton Road, May 27. Merchandise valued at $36 removed at 8455 Winton Road, May 28.


526 Clemray Drive: Dudley Angus C. and Barbara Anderson Dudley to Frith, John and Angela; $255,000. 787 Crowden Drive: Wiseman,

Todd to Veal, Kila S.; $107,000. 8852 Daly Road: Herbon, Verner L. II and Ebony J. to U.S. Bank NA; $46,000. 11969 Deerhorn Drive: Graham, Rosalind to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $86,000. 626 Doepke Lane: Wirtz, Warren Jr. Trs. and Phyllis G. Trs. to Rose, Tyler S.; $120,000. 1129 Eastgate Drive: Terry, Kenneth A. to Wildman, Anne G. and Martin B.; $135,500. 1912 Edgewater Drive: Stark, Damian Robert to Anderson, William M.; $126,000. 7947 Fairhope Court: Dawson, Erven K. and Clyde H. Pitts Jr. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $26,000. 1930 Fallbrook Lane: Kitchen, Kari L. to Pilco, Kathleen M.; $116,000. 12088 Freestone Court: Young, Sharon to Varney, Nicholas A. and Leah D.; $124,500. 2033 Highland Ave.: Norwood, Janet to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $50,000. 2204 Lincoln Ave.: College Grove 1 2 and3A Condominium Association Inc. to Rettig, Raymond E.; $10,000. 1937 Lotushill Drive: Federal National Mortgage Association to Destefano, Daniel; $20,500.


7233 Bernard Ave.: Gunckle, Gina L. to Bayview Loan Servicing Ll; $38,000. 7352 Clovernook Ave.: Federal

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Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Burnet Capital LLC; $29,500. 7352 Clovernook Ave.: Burnet Capital LLC to VBOH Annex LLC; $32,500. 7722 Elizabeth St.: HSBC Bank USA NA Tr. to Barnes, William and Nancy; $41,299. 7804 Hamilton Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Henry, Mark; $42,500. 7436 Bernard Ave.: Blum, Dorothy to Taylor, Mark and Paula L.; $89,900. 7432 Elizabeth St.: Huston, Rose to Hogue, Charles Jr.; $14,000. 7912 Elizabeth St.: Lombardo, Tony and Margaret to Newport, Pamela M. and James C. Wolf; $111,811. 1441 Hill Ave.: Grunden, Helen M. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $48,000. 7323 Maple Ave.: Lynch, Helen to Sturm, Andrew and Gennal; $49,000. 1513 Rugg St.: Howard, Joshua L. and Ashley H. Parker to Howard, Joshua L.; $20,215.


2023 Dallas Ave.: Parmenter, Charles F. and Evan T. to Cheviot Savings Bank; $36,000. 6948 Gloria Drive: Morgan, Angela and Wade to Federal National Mortgage Association; $48,000. 6840 Marvin Ave.: Flowers, Constance D. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $56,000. 1815 Waltham Ave.: Harmon, Lucy A. to Fannie Mae; $48,760. 6503 Hamilton Ave.: Horton, Robin D. to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $44,000. 6704 Park Place: Warsaw Federal Savings and Loan Association to Wiedeman, Christopher M.; $22,500. 6505 Simpson Ave.: Emerald Estock LLC to Orchid Investments LLC; $177,500. 6704 Simpson Ave.: Fannie Mae to Christman, Michael D.; $18,900. 1939 Waltham Ave.: Cincinnati Sl Properties LLC to 1939 Waltham LLC; $24,856.

Auto removed at 1159 Madeleine Circle, May 28. Garage entered and bike of unknown value removed at 12095 Deerhorn Drive, May 29. Reported at 8817 Cabot Drive, May 29. Medication of unknown value removed at 9637 Kosta Drive, May 27. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 8421 Winton Road, May 31. Money book and contents of unknown value removed at 8565 Winton Road, June 1. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 2250 Banning Road, June 1. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 1894 Bluehill, June 2. Reported at 2226 Lincoln Street, June 2.

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Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am Visitors Welcome!

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12

PUBLIC AUCTION On Saturday, July 13, 2013, Springfield Township will hold a public auction at the Springfield Township Service Department, 952 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 at 9:00 A.M. Items to be auctioned include property declared surplus and property which were lost, abandoned, stolen, or forfeited.

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

All property will be available for inspection at the Service Department at 8:00 A.M. on the day of the auction. At that time, persons are invited to view the property and to establish any rights they may have to any item of lost, abandoned, or stolen property.

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Cash or check with proper ID required on the day of the sale. All items must be removed the day of the sale. 1001766778

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

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1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Richard Davenport, Pastor Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sundays

Classic Service and Hymnbook


UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "An App Called Faith"

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

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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, 4. Seventh Day Adventist Saturday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.


3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:45am

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

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Bearing the Love of Christ...for you!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

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

3751 Creek Rd.


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

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST Colerain Township Three Weekend Services Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Road 1/4 mile south of Northgate Mall 513-385-4888 µ


Visitors Welcome

PRESBYTERIAN Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & 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

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

Nursery Provided

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

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



1446 Cedar Ave.: Cook, Patrick J. and Robin L. to Brafford, Stephen A.; $74,000. 7904 Cherrywood Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to VBOH Annex LLC; $25,751. 5758 Lantana Ave.: Eh Pooled 1112 LP to Faler, Kenneth D.; $6,900. 1510 North Bend Road: HilltopNorth Bend LLC to Avenue Housing Group LLC; $850,000. 1506 North Bend Road: HilltopNorth Bend LLC to Avenue Housing Group LLC; $850,000. 1320 Oak Knoll Drive: Crawford, Sophie to Emery, Charles L.; $129,000. 1110 Virescent Court: Blackley, Andre and Holly Poole-Blackley to AH4R 1 Oh LLC; $85,100. 1409 Wittekind Terrace: Federal National Mortgage Association to Equity Trust Co. Cusodian FBO Marcus Klein; $40,350. 1600 Dixon Circle: Emerald Estock LLC to Orchid Investments LLC; $177,500. 1672 Llanfair Ave.: Morgan, Leonard and Shirley M. to Citimortgage Inc.; $60,000. 5613 Sugarberry Court: McKinney, Spencer H. III to Byndon, James E.; $82,500.


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