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Temperatures in the 90s didn’t deter folks from enjoying the second in the summer series of Concerts on the Commons in Greenhills.



Greenhills hosting swim tourney

By Heidi Fallon

Volume 74 Number 20 © 2011 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Tops in sports

The sports department of Community Press newspapers is proud to present the winners of the 2011 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest in this week’s issue. The Hilltop Press winners, as voted online by readers, can be found on A5. Voters cast more than 265,000 votes for around 190 nominees. The 35 winners determined will receive a pair of field-box tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds. For a complete list of winners and their inspiring stories, please visit your community page at cincinnati. com/(your community’s name).

Making soup

Mount Healthy author Pamela Durham is like a modern-day Mary Poppins. Her life inspired her to write an essay “The Magic Purse” that is in the new book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers.” – SEE STORY,, A3

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Greenhills is getting ready to host the July 18-19 Northern Suburban Swim League championships. Megan Kenny, manager of the village pool, said the eight-team competition will bring thousands of people to Greenhills for the twoday event. “We’ll probably have 2,000 people here throughout the two days,” she said. Along with the Greenhills Gators, teams competing will be Evendale, Wyoming, Springdale, St. Bernard, Reading, Sharonville and Norwood. The 750 swim team members range in age from 3-18 and will compete in both relay team and individual categories. Kenny, 24, a Gator coach and former team member, said the village last hosted the championship in 2003. “It’s hosted on a rotating basis and it’s a huge job to organize the event,” she said. “We have wonderful parent support, but can use all the volunteer help we can get.” Kenny’s sister, Katelin, will be both helping and competing. It will be the 18-year-old’s last meet since rules limit team participation after high school graduation. Village Mayor Fred Murrell said the swim meet will be an opportunity to show off a bit and is urging residents to spruce up to make a good impression. “The swim meet will bring so many people to Greenhills who may be visiting for the first time,” Murrell said at a recent council meeting. “We want to show off what we

have and, hopefully, folks will want to come back.” Kenny said volunteers have been helping get the ready, planting flowers around the pool facility. “We’re proud of our pool,” she said. “We’re tucked away back here and people might not even know the pool is here. The meet will allow us to show off our green areas and golf course and all that Greenhills has to offer.” With the demise of other community pools, the Greenhills facility is attracting more families.

“We’re seeing more people every summer and I think we’re the only pool in the immediate area,” she said. She said the pool still has family and individual passes available. The meet also gives the Gator team its opportunity to raise funds with the Gator Grill concession stand. Kenny’s father, Rob, said he’ll be helping as will a roster of volunteers. Admission to the meet is $2

and it is open to the public with plenty of parking available in the shopping center, the old Johnny’s Toys and the adjacent Community Building. The Community Building will be where folks will retreat if the weather doesn’t cooperate during the championships. Rain won’t stop the competition, but thunder and lightning will. For more information about the pool or the swim meet, call the village pool at 825-0288.

Finneytown makes school board appointment By Heidi Fallon

A former school board member has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Finneytown Local School District Board of Education. David Hasler takes the appointment due to the resignation of Albert Brown, who resigned effective May 1. Hasler’s term ends on Dec. 31, 2011. He previously served on the board in 2009. “Mr. Hasler brings a unique set of skills and expertise to the position and I am confident he

will help move the district forward,” said Laura Horn, board of education president. Hasler has been an active supporter of Finneytown Schools for more than 20 years. He has been involved in Hasler numerous formal and informal athletic coaching roles, participated in studies for maintenance procedures and priorities for the school district committees, and has volunteered as a tutor. He has been a district resident

since 1985. Hasler and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons who are graduates of Finneytown High School. “I have a high interest that the Finneytown education programs are continually being improved,” Hasler said. “And each student has access to structured tutoring outside the formal school programs, and teachers are adequately rewarded for excellence.” For more about your community, visit

Township undecided on federal money agreement By Heidi Fallon

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Katelin Kenny, left, helps her sister, Megan, sort through information about the championship swim meet coming to the Greenhills pool July 18-19. Megan Kenny is the village pool manager and a coach of the Greenhills Gators swim team.

Springfield Township trustees are weighing their options on renewing township participation in the federal Community Development block grant program.

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come out of our general operating budget.” Hinnenkamp said numbers indicate the township has between 10 and 20 public housing units. “Those units have caused us few problems in terms of police activity or property maintenance issues,” he said. “The properties that take vouchers, which is a completely different program, have presented difficulties.”

Trustee Gwen McFarlin said the township has until June 23 to decide whether to request the federal funding for another three years. “We will continue to review the facts we gather and will likely have a special meeting to act on the request,” she said. For more about your community, visit springfieldtownship.

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Light’s out

An effort by the Greenhills Historical Society to raise the $1,250 needed to repair this neon sign continues with $765 donated so far, according to Greenhills Mayor Fred Murrell. The green and red neon sign beckoning folks to the Greenhills library has been out of commission for at least a decade. To help fix the light installed when the library opened in 1956, drop off donations at the library, 7 Endicott St., or adjacent post office or mail checks to the Greenhills Historical Society, 22 Endicott St., Cincinnati 45218.

North Elementary vies for $20,000 prize By Jennie Key

Mount Healthy North Elementary School is vying for a $20,000 prize and officials say they need your help to win. It is the only southwest Ohio school entered in the 2011 Lots2Give contest, sponsored by Big Lots. To enter the contest, schools submitted a 90-second video and a brief essay on why their school could use some additional financial support. One $20,000 grand prize, four $5,000 first prizes and 30 $2,000 second prizes will be awarded. The focus of North’s video is while the school can use the cash, it is rich – in people. Big Lots encourages the public to cast a ballot for their favorites and help support education at the same time. North Elementary Principal Jenni Moody says if her school wins the money, it will be spent on additional technology for students. She said her teachers are already seeing the benefits of the new technology they received when the new school building opened in

Winton Woods schools seek input on global academy By Rob Dowdy

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FOREST PARK – Winton Woods City Schools continue working to start its global academy, now seeking local businesses for partnerships. The district is looking to start a business advisory council for its global academy, which is a more involved path of studies for students. The academy begins next year with the freshman class and will be open to up to 125 students. The program will add a grade level in each year until the 20142015 school year. The new program will include four years of math,

science, English, Chinese or Spanish, social studies and attendance at an annual global seminar. There will also be an additional class period each day and 26 credits will be required for graduation instead of 22. Winton Woods High School Principal Terri Holden said the business advisory council would assist the academy by providing guest speakers, mentors, tutors, project ideas and financial support. In return, students enrolled in the global academy will provide service hours to participating businesses. “We want it to be a mutually-beneficial partnership,” said Superintendent

the fall. “We’d like to get tablets for the students to use with the white boards in the classrooms,” she said. Go to lots2give/vote/index#spotlight-iframe and cast your three votes for North each day. You can narrow the search on the site by state and the school is listed as North Elementary School. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 4. Winners will be announced Aug. 13. “The Lots2Give program makes a positive impact on schools in need across the country,” said CEO Steve Fishman in a statement. “We invite America to join us in selecting the winners of our Lots2Give video contest and promoting an important cause.” Along with the Lots2Give video contest, participating schools will be the recipients of an in-store donation program. Now through July 4, customers can help selected schools by donating $1 or $5 at participating Big Lots stores and 100 percent of donations will go to the participating schools.

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To learn more about the business advisory council for the academy of global studies at Winton Woods High School, contact Mimi Khayo, parent/community outreach coordinator for Winton Woods City Schools, at khayo.mimi@ Camille Nasbe. Nasbe said the district recently met with community business leaders about partnership possibilities, and said several businesses plan to lend their support. There are currently 83 students signed up for the global academy. The district has been slowly building toward the global academy for several years with its emphasis on foreign languages and more hands-on learning.

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Township OKs zone change for business expansion

Springfield Township trustees approved a zone change June 14 that could mean a business expansion and jobs. Parkway Products Inc. requested the zone change for several parcels totaling 10 acres that had been the New Burlington Elementary School site on Hamilton Avenue near Springdale Road. With its existing plant at

10293 Hamilton Ave., company president said the site is ideal for future expansion. “We’ve been here for four years and it’s a wonderful community,” said Joseph Klunk, Parkway president. “We hope to bring jobs and increase the tax base in the township.” The company is buying the property from the Mount Healthy City School District for $200,000, according to John Pennell, executive director of administrative

Mt. Healthy sets police chief exam By Heidi Fallon

Without a police chief since last month, Mount Healthy has scheduled the required written test and interviews for July 6 and 7. Safety/Service Bill Kocher said the delay in testing has been due to scheduling. Three police sergeants are eligible to take the Civil Service test which will be given by the independent firm of Daniel T. Clancy and Associates. The firm also will conduct the assessment interviews along with the written test. Along with the chief’s test, the firm will give the

written test and assessments for officers eligible for the sergeant’s slot, which will be open once one of the three sergeants is promoted to chief. Kocher said he expects the test results will be available within a week of the test completion. The chief’s job has been vacant since Al Schaefer retired at the end of May. Kocher said he and the three sergeants are meeting weekly to address any issues the department may have. For more about your community, visit www. cincinnati. com/mounthealthy.

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company has six plants in the United States and three in Mexico, he said. “I am pleased with the township’s approval,” Klunk said. “We have no immediate plans, but we are looking to expand since our current location is landlocked. It would be two to five years for a new project.” The township plant has about 75 employees. The township zoning commission had recommended the change from residential to indus-

Grandmother stirs ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ By Monica Boylson

Her tote is brimming with goodies. Coloring books, crayons, Play-Doh, a copy of “Charlotte’s Web,” a first-aid kit and Band-Aids seem to jump out of the bag inviting grandchildren to grab and enjoy. Pamela Durham, 56, Mount Healthy, is a modern-day Mary Poppins. This grandmother seems to have exactly what you need and has the cure for everything. Durham is following in her own grandmother’s footsteps. Her experiences with her grandmother and her grandchildren inspired her to write, “The Magic Purse,” an essay featured in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers.” The story depicts Durham’s experiences as a child with her grandmother and her magic purse. “The story reflects the relationship with my paternal grandmother and

my relationship with my grandchildren,” Durham said. Durham writes: “It’s an understatement that Grandma’s purse held more than the average number of items. One day she removed from it a box of crayons, a coloring book and stickers, I could restrain my curiosity no longer. ‘Grandma, is your purse magic?’ I asked. She chuckled replying, ‘Well yes, I suppose it is!’ And just like that, my long-held suspicions have been confirmed.” Durham who writes under the pen name P.S. Durham, hasn’t been writing all her life but has had success already. Durham attended Wilmington College and Otterbein University and her skilled writing was evident. “I was a late bloomer,” Durham said, “I had a teacher tell me, ‘If you keep this up, you should consider making this a career.’ I didn’t know I was a good writer.” Durham took her writing to the next level and began submitting sto-

ries to magazines, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “Get Published” through the Cincinnati Enquirer. She had eight stories published throughout the Tristate and was inspired to write a children’s book in 2007. Durham published “Cliffie’s Life Lessons,” a book that teaches comical life lessons and is modeled after her two grandsons, Connor and Josh. Durham’s journey hasn’t been easy. She was prompted to write about her experience with her grandmother when her own health was in jeopardy – she was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. She was told that she only had six months to live unless she received a bone marrow transplant. In July 2008, Durham received a transplant and although she’s had other health problems her spirit never fades. “I am a very blessed person and I want to fully express my appreciation to God,” Durham said.

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Our Lady of Grace students Sylvia Mattingly, Sophie Meyer, Emily Tenkman, Kourtney Duggins, Osmari Navoa, Kristina Griffin, Kenzie Black, and Caitlin Cunanan perform in the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior.”

Miss Dorothy, played by Emily Schneider, is rescued by Ching Ho, Kevin Berling, in the OLG play.

Our Lady of Grace students, Tyler Harmon and Liz Schultz, sing a duet during their spring musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior.”

A ‘Thoroughly’ good time

Our Lady of Grace Drama Club presented its third annual spring musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior,” in May at the Little Flower Parish Center. The production was directed by Nancy Robers, Terri Lynch and Rick Berling. Robers, an OLG fourth-grade teacher, also choreographed the production and taught the performers to tap dance. There were 66 student actors and stage crew members involved in the musical. Eric Ruhe, Macda Tewelde, and Joey Shields take to the stage during the OLG Drama Club production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior.”


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New York City

Band, orchestra and drill team members from Winton Woods High School headed to New York City for a whirlwind three days of performances and site seeing. Orchestra members performed at the Madison Avenue Atrium, which is part of the Trump Building, while members of the band and color guard performed at the Namburg Bandshell in Central Park. In addition to performing, students had a chance to be on the “Today” show, received a tour of Radio City Music Hall, had an up-close-and-personal workshop with a Broadway performer, went on a guided tour of the financial district, visited the memorial for the World Trade Center and saw the show “Memphis on Broadway.” They even had time to shop in and tour Times Square, Fifth Avenue, Chinatown and Little Italy, and to go on a dinner cruise that took them around the Statue of Liberty. The group is pictured in Central Park.


Food drive

Winton Woods Primary South students held a food drive to help stock pantries in Springfield Township, Forest Park and Greenhills. Staff and students collected 857 food items, with the pantry receiving $1 for every item collected. Students, from left: Aaron Owen, Alex Beamon, Taylor White, Asia Stokes and Charles Carr with some of the items collected.

HONOR ROLLS Finneytown Middle School

B Average: Taylor Lindsey and William Ogletree.


The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.

A Honors: Andrew Uetrecht. B Average: Antionette Haynes.

Seventh grade


A honor roll: Keir Adams, Madelyn Baker, Jenna Brown, Molly Brown, Luke Brueggemeyer, Kalon Chance-Pearson, Chloe Chapman, Susan Coreas, Tess Enderle, Ian Esslinger, Ryan Friedhoff, Julia Germann, Katherine Germann, Sarah Rose Germann, Alexander Goellner, Jacob Gordon, Alisha Helm, Anyssa Howell, Alexander Hrydziuszko, Logan Ingram, Evan Keith, Aidan Matzko, Madison Mayes, Marissa Murray, Steven Rademann, Hannah Siuda, Elizabeth Snyder, Jacob Stevens, Olivia Williams, Samantha Zimmer and Sydney Zwick. B honor roll: Vince Abney, Kourtney Barnes, Madeline Benroth, Ariana Bonds, Bryce Butler, Courtney Chambers, Kaitlyn Circle, Alexis Cruz, Brooke Dawson, Sarah Dennis, Kyrah Dillingham Byron Famble, Christopher Fluegeman, Victoria Francis, Jacob Frey, Brittany Fuson, Seth Gakunju, David Geiger, Samantha Gruber, Mathieu Hall, Jonathan Hammond, Alexis Herrmann, Caroline Hershey, Jacob Hockenberry, Harvey Humphries, Jarett Hughes, Kennedy Jackson, Todd Katerberg, Krista Lee, Jasmine Lowry, Jalynn Lunsford, Miranda Macbrair, Austin Mills, Diamond Oglesby, Samuel Osterwich, Edward Owsley-Longino, Aaron Palmer, Samuel Rice, Mychael (Kross) Rumping, Anisha Silva, Kalyn Smith, Benjamin Smoker, Savannah Thompson, Kaitlyn Wade, Ashley Washington, Destiny Wyche, Uhuru Yisra’el and Corey Young

Eighth grade

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

Gamble Montessori School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.

Seventh grade

A Average: Christina Uetrecht.

Eighth grade

B Average: Alexus Edmonds.


A Average: Christiana Somers. B Average: Darly Marcelin and Veronica Uetrecht.


A Honors: Kabria Tyler. A Average: Nara Arnold.

A Average: Alphonso Upshaw.

John Paul II Catholic School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.

Sixth grade

First honors: Claire Alverston, Jonathan Birdsong, Timothy Cook, Emily Engel, Elijah Flerlage, Casandra Fulks, Jack Gildea, Conner Grady, Maria Hemmelgam, Samuel Johnstone, Emma Karle, Ashley Kuchenbuch, Anthony Luken, William McCullough, Erin Parsons, Maxwell Scheff, Brian Schnedl, Kira Staubach, Blaise Stephens, Michael Vesprani, Darryl Whitehead II, Ally Woeste and Connor Yauss. Second honors: Will Alander, Micah Allen, Zac Baur, Nick Beck, Casey Evans, Joey Knight, Cameron Madden, Fola O’Neal-Akerele, Alexis Powers, Seth Ruebusch, Holly Ryczek, Josie Ryczek, Jacob Sauer, Josh Scheid and Vaughn Steele.

Seventh grade

First honors: Jake Blaut, Nic Brehm, Corrie Bridgeman, Kyle Butz, Nicholas Gerdes, Max Grimann, Peter Glassmeyer, Karin Jacobsen, Jenna Johnstone, Wesley King, Elizabeth Maloney, Michael Nichols, Alexis Reynolds, Hailey Scully, Drew Suffoletta, Zachary Thomas, Christofer Trentman and Jack Wesseli. Second honors: Christopher Arnold, Henry Bollmer, Andrew Bren, Brittany Jerger, Mackenzie McCoy, Bradley Packer, Amanda Rodriguez, A. Taylor Schuermann and Danielle Szczepanski.

Eighth grade

First honors: Brennan Bollmer, Kyle Chaulk, Ashley DeBurger, Rebecca DeBurger, Molly Doran, Austin Franklin, Samantha Girdler, Keion Humphrey, Sarah O’Shaughnessy, Lindsey Ollier, Sara Peyton, Kevin Schnedl and Brent Taylor. Second honors: Dana Backs, Nick Baur, Julia Cason, Nicholas Grimes, Brian Hill, Donaven Hill, Avery Larkin, Talea Newcomer, Caitlin Rieman, Olivia Roll, Sam Scheff, Daniel Scheid, Hanna Thomas, Alex Vinegar and Nigel Williams.

La Salle High School

The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.


First honors: Zachary Allaben, Stephen Babcock, Andrew Bachus, Bradley Baker, Dylan Barnett, Brett Bellman, Aaron Bloemer, Zachary Brauning, Alex Brutz, Shawn Burns, Joseph Cadle, Jacob Cleary, Andrew Cornelius, D. Alex Desch, Joseph Dorr, Thomas Elder, Andrew Gauthier, Jack Goldschmidt, Robert Goodwin, Taylor Healey, Christian Hedger, Braden Hering, Jeremy Keith, Derek Kief, Adam Kluesener, Zachary Kyle, Jeffrey Larkin, Ryan Lohbeck, Alexander Maccarone, Alex McGlasson, Adam Moeller, Joshua Monnig, Jacob Morgan, William Mullen, Matthew Nichols, Michael Ostendorf, Ralph Patton, Ryan Pflaum, Joseph Poynter, Matthew Reis, Robert Riesenbeck, Justin Rost, Alban Schneider, Eric

Schrand, Jason Schuler, Alexander Schum, Justin Siniawski, Julian Souder, Luke Stoner, Christopher Tankersley, Thomas Unger, Christopher Unkrich, Gabriel Vargas-Maier, Anthony Ventura, Jacob Whyle, Anthony Wieck, William Willcox and Joshua Young. Second honors: Myles Abt, Steven Allen, Eric Auberger, Timothy Bell, Nicholas Boardman, Jared Burgoyne, Alexander Giglio, Naquan Gray, Timothy Griffin, Alan Hammann, Nicholas Heflin, Samuel Hoesl, Brody Horton, Samuel Hufnagel, James Kelczewski, Hadi Kutkut, Daniel Leonard, Garret Liette, Brandon Middendorf, Conner Murphy, Matthew Murphy, Robert Overbeck, Kelly Palmer, Joshua Pfeil, Jacob Prus, Mark Rainey, Jeffrey Redding, Benjamin Rees, Kyle Schuermann, Zachary Sharpe, Mason Stanton, Robert Suer, William Weaver and Cassady Wegman.


First honors: Bailey Abbatiello, Eric Bachus, Patrick Bellman, Ben Bradley, Alexander Drees, Nicholas Frantz, Joseph Geiger, Jeffrey Goldschmidt, Jonathan Grayson, Myron Hampton, Matthew Henkes, Trenton Hudepohl, Eric Kahny, Daniel Keller, Alexander Kurzhals, Chad Loveless, Gabriel Martini, James McMahon, Jacob Miller, Samuel Rees, David Sacha, Nicholas Saho, Nicholas Stockhauser, Joseph Stoner, Zack Stross, Alexander Suder, Nicholas Taylor, Jesse Tenkman, John Volmer, Aaron Westermeyer, Matthew Wetterich, Andrew Wood and Andrew Yauch. Second honors: David Baumer, Bradley Berrens, Andrew Betz, Tyler Blanck, Eric Bodkin, Jacob Brabender, Blake Brauning, James Breen, Jack Crable, Sam Cranor, Michael Franklin, Tyler Fuerbacher, Brent Gatermann, Tyler Haubner, Samuel Herbers, Samuel Johnston, Patrick Kennedy, Peter Leonhardt, Paul-Michael Martin, Jacob McNamara, Steven Mette, Joseph Metzner, Nicholas Metzner, Anthony Milano, Cody Molumby, Eric Neiheisel, Anthony Petri, Adam Quinn, Robert Rapien, Nicholas Rees, Kenneth Ruberg, Bradley Schultz, Connor Speed and Anthony Waldeck.


First honors: Matthew Amend, Joseph Anneken, Andrew Bahrs, Nicholas Benson, Tyler Berrens, Matthew Brandt, Samuel Brickweg, Augustus Brock, Alexander Buchholz, Joseph Burger, Matthew Burwinkel, Joseph Calardo, Clayton Cardinal, Tyler Carroll, Jordan Claytor, Eric Conradi, Michael Creutzinger, Timothy David, Brandon Ellis, Andrew Erb, Timothy Flick, Samuel Geiger, Evan Ginn, Alex Haarmeyer, Derek Harper, Robert Herbert, Nicholas Hinton, Cory Hopper, McCoy Lambing, Daniel Leahy, Ryan Leahy, Steven Looby, Steven Loukinas, Robert McGlasson, Alexander Merk, Brandon Merz, Andrew Michel, Logan Miller, Mitchell Miller, D. Jeremy Murdock, Jeffrey Nader, Marc Nie, Zachary Obert, Gabriel Perkins, Ethan Porter, Thomas Roelker, Luke Roell, Andrew Rost, David Ruhe, Connor Schmidt, Cody Shields, Eric Smith, Joshua Streicher, Benjamin Vidourek, Tyler Vogelpohl, William Wietmarschen III, Devon Wing, Michael Witzgall and Adam Zins. Second honors: Bryan Allaben, Andrew Birkenhauer, Tomas Bourne, Dominic Capano, Thomas Cowie, Samuel Cramer, Elliott Crowley, Alexander Downs, Michael Frankl, Samuel Fronk, Christopher Greene, Brandon

Heflin, Benjamin Heyob, Christopher Humbert, Daniel Isfort, Lawrence Johnson, Gregory Koenig, Alexander Lohbeck, Tanner Luggen, Matthew Maddox, Robert Mullen, Cameron Pankey, Joseph Pfiester, Tyler Quattrone, Patrick Rebsch, Macklin Robinson, Christopher Rolfes, Joshua Schmitz, Matthew Schroeck, Corey Shields, Samuel Tegge, Clayton Wanstrath and Bennet Weaver.


First honors: Jessie Back, Randal Baker, Jason Berling, Abram Bieliauskas, Cameron Bommer, Colton Brauning, Jayson Bresnen, Vincent Brickweg, Zachary Bryant, John Burger, Kevin Bush, Andrew Campbell, Trey Casey, Jacob Cole, Alexander Cornelius, Andrew Damon, Zachary Dangel, Zachary Dillman, Matthew Farrell, Matthew Frede, Kyle Gallivan, Travis Hawes, Patrick Hebauf, David Hebeler, Kyle Herth, Ryan Holter, Eric Hummeldorf, Brett Humphrey, Kyle Jacob, Ryan Johns, Alexander Kah, Isaac Kerr, Alex Kerth, Zachary Klensch, Kevin Kluesener, Brian Lester, Andrew Lonneman, Alan Luken, Randall Meiners, Benjamin Moeller, Nathaniel Morabito, Tyrin Nelson, Matthew Nie, Travis Nieman, Andrew Otten, Kole Porter, Jimmy Powers, Eric Roetting, Theodore Ruwe, Michael Schmidt, Benjamin Schneider, Andrew Silber, Mark Specker, Zachary Starkey, Andrew Steinmetz, Kyle Sterwerf, Nicholas Taylor, Adam Tullius, Joseph Ulm, Tristan VandeRyt, Tyler Vidourek, Thomas Volker, Michael Volpe, Matthew Vormbrock, Jacob Vulhop, Gregory Walden, George Welling, Samuel Wenke, Zachary Wesley, Matthew Westermeyer, Tobiah Weyer, Zachary Yearion and W. David Zumvorde. Second honors: Evan Berling, Jonas Bieliauskas, Ethan Bokeno, Andrew Brown, Tyler Celek, James Ciolino, Kyle Comer, Luke Eschenbach, Anthony Heckle, Dexter Hummeldorf, Brandon Humphrey, Benjamin Ingle, Cameron Jones, Joseph Keckeis, David Knollman, Joshua Ludwig, Jacob McBee, Vincent Milano, Benjamin Molulon, Maximillian Murphy, Kristopher Richmond, John Richter, Nicholas Rumpke, Brandon Saho, Zachary Sander, Colton Sayers, Daniel Schneider, Alexander Schuster, Stephen Schwetschenau, Daniel Scott, Jack Seiter, Logan Sillies, Eric Southwood, Kyle Taylor, Matthew Turner, Jacob Ventura and Matthew Watters.

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The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20-20 school year.


First honors: Brittney Williams.


4.0 honor roll: Rebecca Day, Kayla Fields, Jordan Leary, Lewis Parker, Grishma Patel and Anthony Thompson. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Eric Behrendt, Courtney Carr, Brittney Crumpton, Deshonna Douglas, Antonio Galan, Allison Holtman, Tyra James, Jada Lowe, Casey Marlar, Ernest Ofori, Ayana Phelps, Kekayla Starr, Kayla Upthegrove and Tecora Yisrael. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Cheikh Ahmed Athie, Daniel Augustine, Alexis Bernal, Jasmine Colvin, Carla Cora, Cameron Day-Suggs, Jazmin Edwards, Jordann Edwards, Miguel Garcia, Myangela Harlan, Sahara Horne, Jasiah Hubbard, Dana Jetter, Gabrielle Johnson, Martin Jones, Chloe Kinney, Armelle Kudatsi, Janelle Lee, Andrew Lipp, Brianna Meinzer, Zeajiah Mooney, Hannah Moore, Tabitha Myrick, Devon Parker, Adrian Rankin, Devin Richard, David Richardson, Scott Ruiz, Demetria Sears, Jyna Shipmon, Kirby Simpson, Aaron Smith, Dasia Suesberry, Ronald Surber, Rea Sylvester and D’Zrae Wakefield.


4.0 honor roll: Jourdan Johnson, Ahou Koala, Sabrina Mercer, April Otto, Katherine Schmittou and Shanice Wiechman. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Taylor Baird, Emily Capal, Brianna Chenault, Makayla Conners, Chazmine Curry, Darnell Dees, Sarah Drees, Christopher Frisby, Ruhi Gulati, Stacia Hackmann, Sarah Harig, Blake Howard, Jasmine Jones, Emeral Lyles, Elise Mills, Olivia Nightingale, Tosha Oliver, Regina Pande, Zachary Purdin, Peter Rideout Jr., Brianna Springer, Alexandria Strupe and Cassandra Yery. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Maurice Allen, Michael Beckum, Braylyn Bell, Tauhiyyah Cooper, Terrell Cooper, Jasmine Daniels, Rodney Glaze, Malik Hill, Sean Jetter, Taylor Johnson, Taylor Kinley, Robert Lewis, Po Hsiang Liu, Saya McClair, Errienna McKenzie, Julissa Negron, Jakoi Owens, Liliana Ramirez, Kenya Reaves, Jazmine Samano, Aleithea Sims, Keianna Springer, Rashad Sylvester, Tanner Varney and Jalen Walker.

Justin Taylor and Janelle Tucker. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Paige Allen, Kamari Barnes-Cobb, Kristen Budke, Tyrone Capell, Deasia Cochran, Kevana Cross, Princess Dean, Jason Dudley, Samantha Fishwick, Curtis Galloway, Leslie Harvey, James Honecker, Kayla Hunley, Mychael Jefferson, Christopher Knott, Courtney Kuhl, Shayla Ledford, Patrick Lett, Nicholas Marck, Edwin Nieto, Miriam Nyomela, James Phelps, Samuel Rocklin, Imani Rugless, Kevin Sherman, Maya Smith, Chanel Stokes, Sanford Tubbs and Gary Underwood.


4.0 honor roll: Renee Chandler and Christina Ingle. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Chante Baker, Lachelle Brooks, Victoria Clark, Candice Elliot, Stacia Gentry, Jordyn Hagens, Kendra Harvey, Johnniece Hitchcock, James Hunter, Karesha Jones, Jennifer Jordan, Jazmin Layne, Alexius Lewis, Rebekah Lowery, Joy McGee, Shalana Mullins, Kaitlin Otto, Chintan Patel, Aaron Patton, Racquel Phillips, Cindy Pineda, Katelyn Sherman, Corey Stewart and Malcolm Thompson. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: David Bryant, Arica Burke, Paul Campbell-Davis, Chhayly Chea, Brittney Cheatham, Ariel Dass, Lawrence Dearmond, Mylah Edwards, Brittany Fields, Keeno Hollins, Desmend Horton, Wondra Hudson, Keynan Johnson, Jade Lewis, Ashanté MayHill, Lashawné McIntosh, Ohio Nguyen, Antonio Poole, Tyler Powell, Specha’l Roberts, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Nila Rudolph, Darrell Sawyer, Alexis Simpson, Sonya Sorrells, E’Monni Tompkins, Thomas Whalen, Robert White and Charles Wynn.


4.0 honor roll: Tamara Stewart. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Kelsey Campbell, Tara Conroy and Jessica Perry. 3.00-3.49 honor roll: Nyisha Avery, Brandon Brock, London Chiles, Stephon Crossty, Kertessa Ponder, Brittany Reid, David ShaversRice, Ashley Tate, Amisha Walton and Wynta White.


4.0 honor roll: Nele Feldkamp, Ketsirin Leelakajornjit, Mary Moore and Andrew Topits. 3.50-3.99 honor roll: Adam Anthony, Brittany Armstrong, Anthony Boateng, Jaleshia Brown, Katelyn Budke, Dorian Campbell, Chivorn Chap, Emily Cleary, Maria Diaz, Diego Garcia, Makeyla Henderson, Haleigh Holtman, Adrianna Ivory, Annaclara Mezzopera, Suniti Nelson, Kelsey Randall, Kayla Rogers, Berenice Ruiz, Caleb Simpson,


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First honors: Kirsten Trachsel. Second honors: Natalie Frizzell, Maria Leonardi, Karissa Rajagopal and Natalie Smith.

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The following students earned honors for the third quarter of the 20102011 school year.

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Roger Bacon’s Kayes a model of determination By Tony Meale

A lot of high school students play varsity sports, but almost none has had to overcome more adversity than 2011 Roger Bacon graduate Zach Kayes. Kayes grew up in a Bulgarian orphanage, where his sister, Becky Boerner, said he was deprived of a typical childhood. He was adopted by Joe and N a n c y Kayes at the age of 11 and moved to the United States – despite knowing no English and having had minimal schooling. “It was a huge challenge,” Kayes said. “A lot of people don’t realize how difficult learning a whole new language and culture can be.”

Slowly but surely, Kayes mastered the language – after learning the American alphabet, that is. He studied yearround in school, seeking extra work during the summer to improve his education. Math help? He’d get it. Writing help? He’d get it. He forced himself to learn a new vocabulary word every day. “He’s a very resilient young man,” Nancy said. “I think he saw an opportunity that he wanted to take advantage of. He’s someone who just wants to learn.” T h r o u g h sheer effort, Kayes, who played soccer for the Spartans, maintained a 3.4 GPA. “He really committed to improving himself and becoming something,” Boerner said. “He hasn’t taken his education for granted.”


Part of the Kayes family includes, from left: Nancy, Sarah, Brian, Zach and Joe.

Zach Kayes’ Favorites Sport to play: Soccer Sport to watch: Soccer Team: Manchester United and the Bulgarian national team Athlete: Dimitar Berbatov Food: Hamburgers Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness and Transformers 3 Biggest inspiration in life: My brothers and sisters


Roger Bacon High School 2011 graduate Zach Kayes played soccer for the Spartans. Kayes’ unyielding drive is likely one reason why he was named Hilltop Press Sportsman of the Year, as voted by fans; 265,320 votes were cast for all 26 newspapers. As a reward, Kayes will receive a pair of field box seats thanks to the Cincinnati Reds later this season. “ “We’re really happy he has this opportunity because he would never draw attention to himself,” Nancy said. “We’re delighted that other people care enough to support him like this.” Said Kayes, “This is a really big achievement for me. I’ve never won anything before. This is incredible.” While Kayes’ life has changed dramatically since his adoption, one thing has remained constant – his love for soccer. “He’s outside dribbling a

Scouting report • Two-year varsity soccer player • Scored three goals and had one assist as a senior • 3.4 GPA • Speaks English, Bulgarian and Turkish • Plans to play soccer at the College of Mount St. Joseph • Will major in nursing ball two or three hours a day,” Joe said. “He’s just a kid who wants to excel and be the best at everything he does.” Kayes also played freshman basketball at Roger Bacon, but soccer has always been his best sport. He scored three goals and had one assist as a senior. “I love international soccer and the culture that comes with it,” he said, “It’s so worldwide.” Kayes, who will attend the College of Mount St. Joseph, plans to play soccer for the Lions and major in nursing, which can be attributed in large part to the nature of his family. Kayes is the 18th of 19


Roger Bacon High School 2011 graduate Zach Kayes (10) played soccer for the Spartans. children, and one of 16 adopted by Joe and Nancy. “Everybody invests in different things in their lives, and I guess we invested in family,” Nancy said. “We never had a set number in mind. We just value family.” Joe and Nancy have adopted children from several countries, including India, China and Korea. Several of the adopted children have disabilities, including cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Kayes’ siblings have influenced his outlook on humanity, and he has experience working with

McAuley’s Pfeifer a team-first talent By Tony Meale

Scouting Report

It’s the state meet, the last leg of the 4x800 relay, and Danielle Pfeifer takes the baton in sixth place. Now, for the average state runner – heck, for even a great state runner – the idea of contending for a title is out of the question. Wishful thinking at best, crazy at worst. But for Pfeifer, a McAuley High School senior-to-be, the rules of crazy don’t apply. “I know Danielle’s heart, and I know her competitive spirit,” said her father, Tim. “When she took that baton, I knew she had a shot.” Pfeifer was focused. Keep moving up, she thought. Just get past the next girl. And that’s what she did – four times, in fact, until it was her and Mason’s Monica Lakes, going stride for stride for the state title. “When I got to that last 110, I don’t think I even thought of anything,” Pfeifer said. “I was just running.” Pfeifer’s teammates – Jordyn Thiery, Kate Olding and Emily York – implored her all the way through the finish line. The times flashed; McAuley 9:13.12, Mason 9:13.09. The Mohawks were state runners-up – by three-hundredths of a second. Pfeifer was heartbroken. “She felt in some way she had let everyone down when in fact she was one


McAuley High School’s Danielle Pfeifer looks on after winning the girls 1,600 meter run during track meet at La Salle High School April 20. who brought us from sixth to contending to win,” McAuley head coach Ron Russo said. “That really encapsulates what kind of person she is.” Later at state, when Pfeifer finished runner-up in the 800, she was a bit disappointed, sure. But heartbroken? Hardly. “Team is very, very important to me,” Pfeifer said. “(The 4x8) was something special. I felt responsible for the other three girls. It was more difficult for me to handle.” Said Russo, “Danielle is one of those very rare people who brings the team aspect to track and field.” For that reason – and a host of others – Pfeifer has been named Hilltop Press

• GGCL-Scarlet Runner of the Year as a sophomore and junior • Fastest 800 runner in Cincinnati history • Finished state runner-up in the 800 (2:10.15) and 4x800 (9:13.12) as a junior • Finished third at state in the 800 (2:11.07) as a sophomore and ninth as a freshman (2:15.27) • Set an indoor track state record in the 800 as a junior; her time of 2:08.84 was second in the nation • Has a 4.0 GPA • Northwest Exchange Club Student of the Month and finalist for Student of the Year • Member of National Honor Society • Serves in Student Senate and is a McAuley Ambassador • Volunteers at Mt. Airy Hospital as part of the McAuley Women in Medicine program • Receiving collegiate interest from Notre Dame, Michigan, Kentucky and Miami (Fl.) – among others Sportswoman of the Year, as voted by fans; 265,320 votes were cast for all 26 papers. As a reward, Pfeifer will receive a pair of field box seats thanks to the Cincinnati Reds game later this season. “She’s a super kid,” Tim said. “To see her succeed – and not just succeed, but work hard at it – is outstanding.” There’s no disputing the work Pfeifer has put in. If

you do wish to dispute it, Pfeifer’s performance at the league meet this spring nullifies any argument you have. “In the 35 or 36 years I’ve been involved in track and field,” Russo said, “I’ve never seen a person who was willing to step up and run the mile, the 400 and the 800.” Why is this rare, you ask? “The 400/800 is the toughest double in track and field,” Russo explained. “Only one event separates the two – the 300 hurdles. There’s no recovery time. And I was asking her to run the mile in front of all that,

autistic children. “He believes the value of a person is on the inside and that everybody has the same value as he does,” Nancy said. “He’s just a really good kid. We feel like we’re really blessed to have him.” Thus, since coming to America, Kayes has learned English, graduated from high school and will become a college athlete and pursue a profession in the medical field. “The road has been long,” Boerner said, “but Zach has persevered.”

Danielle Pfeifer’s favorites

with only the 4x100 relay in between the mile and the 400.” Not only did Pfeifer accept the challenge, but she also made good on it, w i n n i n g league titles in all three events and leading the Mohawks to a first-place finish in the GGCL-Scarlet. “I knew it would benefit the team if it turned out the way everybody wanted,” Pfeifer said. “It was tough, but I just thought I would try it. I had nothing to lose.” Pfeifer’s list of athletic accomplishments and scholastic activities are vast (see sidebar), and she’s done


The Pfeifer family are, from left: Front row, Kylie and Nicholas; back row, Danielle, Julie, Tim and McKenzie.

Sport to play: Besides running, I’d probably say swimming. Sport to watch: Football Sports team: I don’t really have one favorite team. I just like to watch all of them. Food: I like chicken. Movie: The Notebook Biggest inspiration in life: My family. Motto: A lot of times, “Go hard or go home” goes through my head. I live by a lot of quotes and mottos, but for running, that’s what I always think to myself. it all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA – even with a class schedule replete with advanced placement courses. “She wants to succeed,” Tim said. “She’s a very focused, very driven young lady.” Pfeifer, who aspires to be a neonatal nurse, attributed her development to Russo, who believes Pfeifer has a legitimate chance of becoming an Olympian. “Danielle thrives on winning and being the very best she can be,” Russo said. “She’s an extremely coachable kid. When I first got her, from the start of the gun, she used to run as hard as she could for as long as she could. Now, she races. She’s out there calculating what she needs to do to win. She’s very cerebral.” Pfeifer, explaining her desire for running, said, “There’s just something about it – the atmosphere, the fans, the whole thing. When I step on the track, I’m in a whole different world.”

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Sports & recreation

June 22, 2011

Winton Woods athletes honored for spring efforts PROVIDED

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Winton Woods High School wrestling coach Chris Willertz, three of his senior wrestlers, Dammon Johnson, left, Michael Johnson and Willertz’ son Alexander and wrestler Moges Tsegay enjoy a senior trip to Beaver Creek in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky over the April 1 weekend. “The purpose of the senior trip is one last initiation before they graduate,” Willertz said. “Roughing it is the primary condition for the trip to be a success. We camped and slept under the stars Friday and Saturday nights in 40 degree weather.” The group, along with guide Jim Bissel, hiked all day, blazed their own trail for six hours, and covered about nine miles. “We purified our water which was taken from the Beaver Creek, ate very limited food, and, probably the harshest condition, forced the kids to give up their cell phones and i-Pods,” Willertz said. “The boys had a chance to talk around the campfire after they cut the wood themselves, and I talked about the value of being a man of service. I know some revelations ensued.”


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The annual Spring Sports Awards ceremony was conducted at Winton Woods High School on Monday, May 16, to honor those athletes participating in baseball, boys tennis, girls softball, and track and to present year-end awards. Specials awards given out that evening include: • Career Athlete 20102011 - Staci Sneed, Cory Webber and Aaron Kemper. • Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award - Michael James and Brittney Cheatham. • Carlton Gray Scholar Athlete - Corey Stewart and Katie Sherman. • Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award - Chin Patel and Katie Sherman. • Ed Westerkamp Scholarship - Soccer - Jay Barnes. • Baseball - Most Valuable Player - Jordan Sweeney; Most Improved Player - Korey Anderson; Warrior Award - Antonio Sweeney; Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award Julian Wair; Captains: Anto-

nio Sweeney, Jeff Dumas; Second Year Awards -J.P. Martinez, Julian Wair and Desmond Hutchinson; Third Year Awards - Jordan Sweeney, Raheem Elston, Antonio Sweeney and Jeff Dumas. • Softball - Most Valuable Player - Katie Sherman; Most Improved Player - Cassie Yery; Warrior Award - Taylor Kinley; Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award - Brittney Cheatham; Captains - Katie Sherman, Staci Sneed; Seconnd Year Awards: Mylah Edwards, Brittney Cheatham, Taylor Kinley, Kayla Greer, Dorian Moore and Cassie Yery; Third Year Award - Lashawne' McIntosh; Fourth Year Award Staci Sneed, Katie Sherman. • Boys Tennis - Most Valuable Player - Darrell Sawyer; Most Improved Players - Connor Clark and Andrew Topits; Warrior Award - Quayla Broomfield; Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award - Sanford Tubbs; Captains - Darrell Sawyer,

Demetrius Boswell; Second Year Award - Connor Clark; Third Year Awards Demetrius Boswell, Sanford Tubbs; Fourth Year Award Darrell Sawyer. • Boys Track - Co - Most Valuable Runners - Mike James, Kyri Moton; Most Improved Runner - Tyler Gist; Warrior Award - Devorius Reeves; Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award Mike James; Fouth Year Award - Mike James; Third Year Award - Chuck Wynn; Second Year Awards - Kyri Moton, Thomas Owens, Aaron Kemper, Marcus Jackson, Jareth Embry, Blake Wells, Dammon Johnson; Coaches Awards Tylan Cohen, Thomas Owens. • Girls Track - Warrior Award - Alyssa Johnson; Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award - Kayla Fields; Second Year Awards - Sydni Grimes, Tiasia Cockrell, Dominique Harper, Taylor Johnson, Taylor Walker; Third Year Awards - Kyra Jefferson, Ashley McCaster.

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Winton Woods High School senior Walter Richardson celebrates receiving a football scholarship to Georgetown College to play for the Georgetown Tigers. Richardson is pictured with, from left, Winton Woods High School Athletic Director Dwight Campbell, his mother, Eloise Richardson, and Winton Woods High School Principal Dr. Terri Holden. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY

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McAuley High School had four spring signings May 19. Left to right are: Sarah Zech (Otterbein University, softball), Melissa Kolb, (Mount Saint Joseph softball), Sarah Maraan (Wilmington College, softball) and Jenny Burgoyne (Thomas More basketball).

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Marvin and Charlene Kollstedt, Fairfield, brought dinner and their beloved pet to the Greenhills Concert on the Commons June 8. Cassie seems more interested in her owner’s picnic supper than the music.

Keeping cool the old-fashioned way, Dick and Lucine Erb, Springfield Township, said they are regulars at the summer Concert on the Commons series in Greenhills.

Nikki Singson and her daughter, Alex, 3, didn’t have far to walk for the June 8 Greenhills Concert on the Commons. Singson lives just around the corner and said when she can’t make it to one of the summer concerts, she can usually hear the music from her porch.

Shirley and Doug Dial, Springfield Township, said the occasional breeze made the temperature seem a bit more bearable as they enjoy the Concert on the Commons. The couple said they try to come to as many of the concerts in Greenhills as they can.

Heat doesn’t deter Greenhills concert By Heidi Fallon

Temperatures in the 90s didn’t deter folks from enjoying the second in the summer series of Concerts on the Commons in Greenhills. Jim Miller has been organizing the series for the past 14 years, but the June 8 concert was a special one for him. “I’ve announced a lot of birthdays and other special days for people when I introduce the band,” Miller said, “but tonight I got to wish my wife happy anniversary.” Miller and his wife, Ellie, were celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary. Mary Carol and John Meinken, North College Hill, said they picked the concert as their weekly “date night.”

Ellie and Jim Miller share an anniversary kiss after Jim completed announcing the band for the Concert on the Commons. He has been organizing the summer series for the past 14 years and the couple used the June 8 concert to celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary. Others attending the concert featuring the band Cold Smoke, came, they said, just to enjoy the music and an evening out. “We come as often as we can,” said Shirley Dial, Springfield Township.

“We love music and they always have such good bands here.” Miller said he never considered canceling the concert due to the heat. “We’ve had it hotter than this and it’s difficult to try

Todd Hughes, Finneytown, brought plenty of ice cold water to keep cool during the June 8 Concert on the Commons in Greenhills. and reschedule the bands,” he said. The next Wednesday night concert will be June 22 featuring the 75-piece University of Cincinnati Concert Band.

Remaining concerts are: • July 13 with Eight Days a Week, • July 27 with Tex Schramm and the Radio King Cowboys, • Aug. 3 with the Miami University Steel Drum Band, • Aug. 10 with Magnolia Mountain and • Aug. 17 with G. Miles and the Hitmen. • The American Legion Post 530 Concert Band will provide the finale to the summer series Aug. 31. All concerts are free and from 7-9 p.m. on the Commons at the corner of Winton and Farragut roads. Miller said the concerts are made possible by a lengthy list of business and individual contributions. For more about your community, visit www.


Keeping busy before the band takes the stage, Mary Carol and John Meinken, North College Hill, picked the June 8 Concert on the Commons as their Wednesday date night. Collin Schneider, 2, doesn’t appear convinced the bug spray his mom, Sara, is applying will keep him pest-free during the Concert on the Commons. The Mount Healthy duo said the heat didn’t deter them from enjoying an evening of music and fun with friends.


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June 22, 2011


EXERCISE CLASSES Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for six classes; $5 per class. 7418802; Colerain Township. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Hearing Solutions Open House Event, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Western Hills Office, 6507 Harrison Ave., Free hearing screening and evaluation. Demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 248-1944. Green Township.


Kayak Quick Start Program, Noon, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Learn the basics in paddling techniques on Winton Woods Lake before heading out for the 7.5 mile trip along the Little Miami River. Classes and trip led by American Canoe Association certified instructor. Equipment provided. Participants must fit properly in provided personal flotation devices. Children must be accompanied by adult. $30, $25 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. 5217275; Springfield Township.


Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Total body workout for active older adult featuring Latin dance movements. Help improve strength and flexibility. Ages 55 and up. $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Guided Meditations on Forgiveness, 78:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Gentle process to help you through situations where hurt or bad feelings were never resolved. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. F R I D A Y, J U N E 2 4


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


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 2 5


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


Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 9292427. Springfield Township.


Panegyri Greek Festival, 3-11 p.m., Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, $2; free ages 12 and under. 591-0043; Finneytown. Corpus Christi Church Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, Corpus Christi Church, 825-0618. New Burlington.


Women’s Mental Health Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Overflow Ministries Covenant Church, 10870 Hamilton Ave., Zumba exercise classes, belly dancing, massage, door prizes and sessions on overcoming anxiety and depression, relationship recovery and spirituality. Ages 18 and up. $50. Reservations recommended. 948-0023; Springfield Township.


Barnyard Bonanza, 9 a.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Make a Barnyard Friend. Get an up close and personal look at some of the farm’s animals and help the farmer care for them. Registration required at least two days in advance. For Ages 2 and older.. $1. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township.

Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits School district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Local School District. 729-7504; Colerain Township. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 6


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


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


Panegyri Greek Festival, 1-8 p.m., Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, $2; free ages 12 and under. 5910043; Finneytown. Corpus Christi Church Festival, 3-9 p.m., Corpus Christi Church, Chicken dinner available. 825-0618. New Burlington.


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Through Oct. 30. 598-5732; Green Twp.


Creek Walk, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Locust Dell Picnic Area. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get muddy to search for reptiles, amphibians and insects. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Panegyri Greek Festival, 5-11 p.m., Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, music, dancing, raffles, games and amusement rides. Free parking at and shuttle from St. Xavier High School. $2; free ages 12 and under. 591-0043; Finneytown. Corpus Christi Church Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Corpus Christi Church, 2014 Springdale Road, Games for all ages, rides, raffle, food and music. Beer with ID and wristband. Through June 26. 825-0618. New Burlington.

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Seminars in a Snap, 11-11:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Cooking with Herbs. Fresh and delicious ideas from summer garden to grill. Educational opportunities for busy people who want to enhance their outdoor living space with style and beauty. Free. 385-3313; White Oak.


Carp Crazy Fishing Tournament, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Top three teams win awards and boathouse gift certificates. Registration begins at 7 a.m. $30 per two-person team, including boat rental; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Twp.


Outdoor Archery II, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by June 24. For those who have taken the Outdoor Archery program and want additional practice. Adult must remain with children ages 17 and under. $15; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Road, Theme: “Where God Is Wild About You.” Daily through June 30. United event with First United Church of Christ, Northwest Community Church and St. Paul United Church of Christ. Ages 4 to sixth grade. Free. Registration required. 385-9077; Colerain Township.


The annual Panegyri Greek Festival is this weekend at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road in Finneytown. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 24, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 1-8 p.m. Sunday, June 26. The festival features authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, music and dancing, raffles, games and amusement rides. Free parking is available at St. Xavier High School with a shuttle to the church. Admission is $2, free for children age 12 and younger. For more information, call 591-0043 or visit Julia Love is pictured biting into a spanakopita at last year’s Panegyri Greek Festival. Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School, 6:30-9 p.m., Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3682 West Fork Road, Daily through June 30. Learn about Jesus through music, games, snacks and hands-on activities. Designed for children going into preschool through grade 6. Free. 481-8699; Green Township. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 7

EXERCISE CLASSES Evening Adult Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Lynn Carroll leads stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises. Bring a mat or purchase one for $10. $25 for six classes, $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township. HEALTH / WELLNESS

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


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


Barnyard Friends Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Daily through July 1. Includes farm animal encounters, making food, hiking and farm chores. Ages 6-7. $95. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 240; Springfield Township.


Survivor Camp, 8:30 a.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Daily through July 1. Camp is designed to promote socialization and recreation. Ages 13-22. $70 per week. Transportation roundtrip: $25 more than 10 miles, $15 within 10 miles. Registration required. 728-6286; North College Hill.

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


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 9231985; Mount Healthy.

Cigars & Guitars, 7-9 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Music, cigars and bocce ball. 385-9309; Colerain Township.


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


Senior Zumba Gold Classes, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $30 for 10 classes; $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Parade! Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Daily through June 30. Parade on July 4 at 11 a.m. Create surprise for Northside’s Fourth of July Parade. Prepare props, banners and costumes for parade and enjoy nature activities and hikes in woods. Ages 7-11. $65, $55 city residents. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 321-6070; College Hill.

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


Ultimate Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Session 1. Daily through July 1. Outdoor recreation including low ropes course, wall climbing, canoeing, archery, driving range, nature exploration. Includes T-shirt and Frisbee. Bring lunch. Ages 10-14. $120. Registration required online. 521-7275, ext. 240; Springfield Twp.



Ohio River Way Paddlefest, a canoe and kayak paddling event down the Ohio River, with music, food and activities, is Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25. It will feature recreation, entertainment and education for children and adults on and along the Ohio River. It begins with the educational Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 at Coney Island. The Ohio River & Outdoor Festival begins with Paddlefest registration at 10 a.m. June 24. Live music is 5-11:30 p.m. On June 25, the Ohio River Paddlefest Finish Line Festival is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Yeatman’s Cove. Visit Pictured is a scene from the 2010 Ohio River Way Paddlefest.

Powel Crosley Summer Day Camp, 9 a.m.4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Daily through July 1. Traditional camp activities. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. Hamilton County child care vouchers accepted. $170, $135 members. Registration required. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Adventure Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Daily through July 1. Teen program follows the themes for Traditional Day Camp and participate in all field trips. Financial assistance available. Ages 6-9. $173, $142 members. Registration required. 385-7320. Groesbeck. Powel Crosley YMCA Pee Wee Sports Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Big Trucks. Ages 3-5. Daily through July 1. Completed health form with shot records and registration packet must be submitted in order to register. $105, $80 members. Full fee due at registration. Registration required. 5217117. Springfield Township.


Country singer Kenny Chesney comes to the Riverbend Music Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Guests are Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker. Tickets are $79.50, pavilion and $39.50, lawn, plus fees. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


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June 22, 2011


What happens when we keep on keeping on? This is a reprint of a Father Lou column from 2010. Father Lou is currently dealing with medical issues that prevent him from carrying out a full schedule, including penning new columns.

Somewhere in our lives we chose a road. There will always be Frost’s two paths that diverge in an unknown woods. Maybe even more than two. Once we reach a reasoned conviction of which of the two to follow – which is not always easy to accomplish – we set out on one on them. Then what? Then it’s time for perseverance, to continue steadfastly. Colloquially, it’s time to keep on keeping on. Untrustworthy negative thoughts can pester us again and again: “Should I have chosen a different path; if this is the right one shouldn’t it always be easy and enjoyable?” “Why these problems? Are they signs of a wrong

choice and a directive to go backward?” “Did I blow it?” If you wonder about your life in similar ways then you were symbolically Father Lou present years ago Guntzelman when a man for an Perspectives acame ppointment. Though he smiled politely, feelings of disappointment and sadness accompanied him. As his life story unfolded, he lamented, “ You know, Father Lou, I’ve always thought that if you worked hard at handling your life when you were younger, things would eventually get better. “To me, life is like climbing a mountain. I’ve always had the expectation that by this time in my life I would come to a kind of

plateau where the troubles of life level off. “Now I’m beginning to wonder if there will ever be a plateau. The mountain just keeps going up – and I’m getting so tired of climbing.” I had known this man for years and had a great respect for him. This was one of those times that many of us clergy wish we had a special word or prayer to salve someone’s troubled mind. I realize now that all I have is the same humanness, a listening ear, and a heart that cares. “As a mountain-climber, what are your options?” I inquired. “Well,” he mused, “I guess I could just sit and weep or wait for someone to come by and help me; or I could slide down to the bottom and stop climbing. “Then again, I could give up completely and jump off the mountain and end all the climbing and worrying.” After a long,

thoughtful pause, he sighed and suggested, “Or – I can keep on climbing.” You can tell in people’s voices and eyes when they have arrived at an answer that is really the answer, not just an expected or temporary reply. He realized that the true solution called on him for much courage – to change his negative attitude and just keep on keeping on. I asked him whether, in his solution of just keeping on, there was any benefit for him, or for any of us as we climb our mountains, to keep going even when we wonder about stopping. He paused, looked out the window thoughtfully as though he couldn’t think of any benefit. But then he did. He smiled, turned, looked me in the eye and resolutely said, “When you keep on climbing the view gets better.” Before me sat a very wise man.

A man becoming even wiser. A man gaining insight into himself and many of the perplexing paradoxes of life. Life is not a disease, not a picnic, nor a punishment. It is a path on which we travel somewhere. We look for meaning, not comfortableness. Our climb may be hard for us at times and call for every ounce of courage we have, but it rewards us by becoming more revealing as we go. Life whispers to us many of its secrets. We learn in our hearts to choose life, not quitting. It’s said: “When you climb a mountain, you feel like you’re meeting God halfway.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Know the policy before using layaway for purchases During these tough economic times we’ve seen layaway become an increasing popular method of shopping at several area stores. You can put down a little money over time until you’ve paid enough to buy the item. But, just what are your rights when you buy something on layaway? Meg Corcoran of Price Hill said she was surprised when she couldn’t immediately get her money back after she changed her mind about buying a patio set. She found the furniture in a

store last April. “ T h e guy says, ‘Well you can put it on layaway.’ I Howard Ain ‘s T ah ai td’ s, Hey Howard! g r e a t because I do like to do that.’ So, I put down $200, and then I sent him another $200 later on,” Corcoran said. All those payments were noted on the receipt she received from the store.

Corcoran had every intention of buying the items until she saw another patio set at another store a few weeks later. “I saw a nicer set for the price,” Corcoran said. “It was bigger so it fit my deck better because this was a smaller set. So I decided to go with the other set.” After buying the second set, she contacted the first store and asked to get back the $400 she had put down on layaway for the first set. Corcoran said the salesman told her, “I couldn’t have my money back until

Under Ohio’s Layaway Law, consumers wishing to cancel a layaway must do so in writing. he sold the set I ordered, sold it to somebody else. We went round and round about it and he said he put out his own money for the set.” Like many people, Corcoran said she had no idea there is an Ohio law governing layaways, and didn’t know what it was. “No, I didn’t. It wasn’t on

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June 22, 2011

Wooden bowl holds memories, salad dressing When we pick the first tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, I like to make my mom, Mary Nader’s, lemony salad dressing. I would have liked to teach it in class, too, but she, and I, never measured.

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Well, I finally bit the bullet and did just that: measured ingredients as they went Rita in. I’m Heikenfeld sharing that recipe Rita’s kitchen today and hope you like it as much as we do. And when I make the dressing, I’m reminded of the time that we didn’t have salad for supper. Let me explain. My mom never had a lot of mixing bowls – she used hand-hewn wooden bowls from Lebanon for the most part. But for our salad (and we did have salad almost every day to accompany the meal) she used a stainless steel bowl. It was a bit battered and it was the only bowl she had for this purpose. Mom also used a wooden pestle called an “in-duhuh” to crush her garlic with salt and pepper for the dressing. Well, one day she

Mix garlic, salt and pepper together. I use my wooden pestle (in-duh-uh) for this but a fork works well. Stir in juice and olive oil. You won’t have a lot of dressing but don’t be fooled. This is enough for 3 to 4 cups chopped lettuce, a tomato and some cucumber.

Patt Sayer’s slaw from Fish Hopper Restaurant COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Rita Heikenfeld’s mom’s salad with lemony dressing. The bowl was also handed down from her along with the pestle. couldn’t find the bowl so we didn’t have salad! My sisters blamed me – they said I took it out into the yard to make some mud-pie creation. What I find amusing is that our yard was the size of a postage stamp so why it took over a day to locate the bowl is beyond me. Anyway, whenever I see a serving bowl that I “just have to have,” I stop and remember how few serving pieces Mom had, so I smile and leave it on the shelf.

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My mom’s lemon salad dressing

This is typical for Middle Eastern dressings. It is quite lemony and is not a “fancy” salad. This is a base recipe, so go to taste on it. If you add tomatoes, cukes, onions, etc., add them to the dressing first and some of their juices will go into it, flavoring it nicely. If you add parsley, mix it in with the greens. Cheese should be sprinkled on after mixing if you want some. But don’t overdo on the cheese. A little goes a long way and you don’t want to mask the flavor of the dressing. This amount serves two but is easily increased to your needs.

Dressing: 1

⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic or equivalent clove of garlic Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil

Pat Sayer, a Western Hills reader, sent me this favorite cloned recipe. “One of my hobbies is recreating recipes from foods that we have enjoyed at restaurants. The coleslaw we ate at the Fish Hopper Restaurant in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, during our 49th anniversary is different than any coleslaw we have eaten,” she said. Sounds good to me!

Mix and chill prior to serving:

8 cups shredded mix of green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots (your choice of proportions) 1 cup golden seedless raisins 1 cup chopped papaya (Libby’s canned, welldrained, or fresh) Enough Marzetti’s cold slaw dressing to moisten well. 1 cup chopped Macadamia nuts Variation: Add orangeflavored cranberries and minced onions to taste.

Mango jicama slaw

Someone gave me this

recipe during a class I was teaching. I didn’t get his name – he just pressed the recipe in my hand and said “try it.” I haven’t tried it yet but intend to. If you do, let me know how you like it. Jicama may be unfamiliar to you, but it’s a tuberous root veggie that’s juicy and crunchy. It tastes a little bit like an apple and can be eaten raw or cooked. 1 mango, julienned 1 ⁄2 cup carrots, julienned 1 pound jicama, peeled and julienned 1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 ⁄2 cup fresh lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until serving. This makes four servings.

Reader correction

According to reader Pam Anderson, the recipe for the strawberry pie needs to be altered slightly. “I think there may be 1 tablespoon too much water in the pie. It’s not setting perfectly for some. Just reduce water in cornstarch slurry from 1⁄4 cup to 3 tablespoons,” she wrote. Thanks Pam. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Community BRIEFLY City has bin sale

Forest Park has 21 FreeGarden Earth Compost bins to sell from 1-6 p.m. (or as long as they last) Thursday, June 23, at the city’s Environmental Awareness Office in the Municipal Building, 1201 West Kemper Road. The cot $25 which includes bin and composting instructions. For more information, call 595-5263.

Going fishing

North College Hill has its 14th annual fishing derby Sunday, June 26, at Lake Nina, 7200 Pippin Road. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the fishing ends at 3 p.m. The day of fun and fishing is for ages 3-15 who are residents of the city. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There will be prizes and food.

Cleaning up to help out

St. Vincent de Paul will have a collection truck at the Assumption Church parking lot July 16 and 17 for its Clean Out and Donate weekend. The collection truck will be attended before and after church services for donor convenience, and donor tax receipts will be available. Donations collected are distributed in surrounding communities through St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores. The church is located at 7711 Joseph St. in Mount Healthy. Call 521-7274 for more information.

Perfect planning

The Springfield Township Community Center will have a workshop on Planning Your Unique Wedding at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the center, 9158 Winton Road. It will be presented by Joan Kahn-Schneider, a skilled workshop leader and therapist working with individuals, families and groups

as a teacher, speaker and published author. A minimum of six participants are needed for this workshop. The cost is $5, payable at the door. Pre-registration is required by calling 522-1154. You may also register in person or by mail at the Springfield Township Senior Center, 9158 Winton Road. Center operating hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Checks should be made payable to Springfield Township.

Pandamania VBS

Highview Christian Church, 2651 Adams Road, near Pippin Road, will host a five-day Vacation Bible School June 26-30. The bible school is open to children age 4 through those entering sixth grade. Times are 6:30-8:40 p.m., Sunday through Thursday evenings. Register at or by calling 825-9553.

World Refugee Day

Catholic Social Services is sponsoring its eighth annual World Refugee Day Celebration from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Christ Lutheran Church, 3301 Compton Road. This special day honors refugees from around the world who have settled in our area. It features ethnic food, music, cultural experiences and activities, along with a brief program. For more information, contact Cindy Greime at 513-241-7745 ext. 2529.

tures the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra performing Folk Music Inspires the Pops. The Ohio Military Band will be in concert Aug. 4. Both are free and from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. There will be concessions available and those attending should bring lawn chairs for the Aug. 4 outdoor concert. For more information, call the township at 522-1410.

Compost class

Teaching folks how to compost food scraps and yard waste will be part of the Thursday, July 7, Farm Market of College Hill. The market is from 3-6:30 p.m. at 5742 Hamilton Ave. every Thursday through October. Go to for more information.

Savings noted

Springfield Township residents who are part of the gas and electric aggregation programs are saving money. Township Administrator Mike Hinnenkamp reported to trustees June 14 that residents and businesses with Independent Energy instead of Duke, continue saving on utility bills. He said the first quarter gas rates resulted in the average household saving $15 and an average commercial customer saving $38. Electric rates showed savings of $92 for an average household and $187 for a commercial user.

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June 22, 2011

Healthy food access is the topic of event WeTHRIVE!SM will host a free community event, Growing Healthy Kids & Families: Come Taste & See, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at The Word Family Life Center, 693 Fresno Road Forest Park. WeTHRIVE! partners and community advocates will come together to tell Hamilton County's healthy food access story and show how area churches are planting the seed for a healthier future. WeTHRIVE! supports 20 church-based community gardens throughout Hamilton County. “WeTHRIVE! is leading a grassroots effort to ensure affordable and healthy food options for every neighborhood in Hamilton County,” said Stacy Wegley, director of Health Promotion and

Education with Hamilton County Public Health. “Growing Healthy Kids & Families is a fun, interactive way to show what our partners and community members are doing to accomplish this. Activities will include an interactive display created by the University of Cincinnati that shows where you can and can't find access to healthy food in Hamilton County. WeTHRIVE! community garden coordinators will be on hand to show how to cultivate a thriving neighborhood by planting a garden. “We invite all of Hamilton County to come out and join our celebration of the 2011 growing season and healthy food access for all,” said Tonya Key, community

outreach coordinator at HCPH. “With tours of the Word of Deliverance community garden, cooking demonstrations, food tastings and more, attendees will experience healthy food from the ground up.” WeTHRIVE! encourages everyone to participate in this event. As a special incentive for Hamilton County churches, the churches with the most members in attendance will be eligible to win cash prizes of $750, $500 or $250. Participants will be given a passport to complete as they move through the interactive stations. All those who finish and turn in their passport will receive a prize at the end. Completed passports will be tallied to determine the winning churches.

REUNIONS St. Leo Grade School class of 1956 from North Fairmont is hoping to find graduates for a class reunion. If you graduated or know someone who did, call Bill Keenan at 922-3599; Ken Horn at 385-1284; Ed Hubert at 574-4249; or Kathy Herbert (Thurling) at 574-1285. Attention 1971 Western Hills High School grads. For the 40th class reunion please send your updated contact information to, on Facebook

under Western Hills Reunion or call Susi at 513-451-3935. Ship reunion: The annual reunion of veterans who served aboard the USS ORION AS-18 (1943-1993) will be held in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area this year. Dates are Sept. 12-15; deadline for registration for tours and/or attendance at the business meeting and banquet is Aug. 15. For more information about the group and/or reunion events con-

tact Tom Pieper at (513) 738-3499 or Loveland Class of 1981, 30-year reunion will be held Friday, Sept. 30, the same weekend as the Loveland mega reunion. The Loveland class of 1981 reunion committee is still looking for classmates. If you have not been contacted in regards to the Loveland class of 1981 reunion, please send your email address to

Free concerts

Springfield Township will have two free concerts for the community Tuesday, July 21, and Thursday, Aug. 4, both at The Grove, 9158 Winton Road. The July 21 concert fea-

Glendale Place Care Center is known in the Cincinnati community for offering superb nursing and rehab services growing out of our long history and years of experience.

Parky’s Farm has summer bonanza There’s always fun and excitement with the animals at Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods. Families can visit the farm on Barnyard Bonanza days in June through August and get up close with some of the animals, learn how to fish, play animals games and makes friends. Barnyard Bonanza programs include: • Wednesdays, July 6, Aug. 10 and Friday, July 22, 9 a.m. – Barnyard Bonanza: A Pretty Mini. Visitors will learn the importance of grooming and what tools are used. They can also help brush and measure one of our own miniature horses. • Thursdays, June 30, July 14 and 28, Aug. 11, 3 p.m. – Barnyard Bonanza: Fishing Fever Children and adults can learn the basics of fishing and fish in the catch and release pond. Bait and poles are provided and there is no age limit. • Wednesdays, July 20, Aug. 3 – 9 a.m. Barnyard Bonanza: Parky’s Poultry What do chickens eat when they’re exploring the farm? What do we use turkey feathers for? Is that a dabbler? Visitors can help care for Parky’s poultry and find out the answers. • Thursdays, July 7 and 21, Aug. 4, 3 p.m. – Barnyard Bonanza: Wander by the Wetland. This program will take a walk around the new marsh and discover the importance of wetlands. Those who attend can try their hand at netting to identify what

they catch and see. • Fridays, June 10 and 24, July 1 and 15, Aug. 5 and 12 and Wednesday, July 27, 9 a.m. – Barnyard Bonanza: Make a Barnyard Friend. Visitors will get an upclose and personal chance to say hello to some of Parky’s Farm’s animals. There will be an opportunity to help the farmer care for them and learn what the animals provide for us. There will be different animals featured. • Wednesday, June 29, 9 a.m. – Barnyard Bonanza: The Woolies A couple of farm animals that are known for providing wool for our clothing will be visited. Visitors can try carding wool themselves. Pre-registration for each program is required at least two days in advance by calling 513-521-3276, ext. 100. Cost is $1 per person age 2 and older which will be paid the day of the program. All programs begin at the Parky’s Farm Ticket Booth. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Parky’s Farm is in Winton Woods at 10073 Daly Road. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, please visit or call 513521-PARK (7275). Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to find out more about what’s happening at the parks.

Perfect 2011 Ohio Department of Health Annual Survey Short-term Rehabilitation Program designed to help our residents return to home as soon as possible after a surgery, injury, or illness. Experienced Nursing Care Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists Individually planned programs to maximize functioning with the goal to return home.

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Gladys Braun Campbell, 89, died June 1. Survived by children John, Jerome Braun, Peggy Ferguson, Patricia Belliveau; 14 grandchildren. Preceded in death by first husband

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DEATHS Mary Lou Clevenger

Mary Lou Krumpe Clevenger, 82, Mount Healthy, died June 8. Survived by daughter Karen (Michael Sr.) Clevenger; grandchildren Michael (Allison) Farley II, Michelle Farley Pryor; great-grandchildren Madison, Mackenzie, Audrey. Services were June 10 at St. Ann Church. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

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Claire Hamburg

Claire Cregar Hamburg, 83, Mount Healthy, died May 21. Survived by children Nancy (Doug) Hudson, Robert (late Nancy) Hamburg III, Karen Schoff, Jan (Ron) Beckemeyer, Jody (Tom) Bertke, Gerri Lehnig, Jane Lanverman; brother Donald (Lois) Cregar; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert Hamburg Jr. Services were May 27 at the Church of the Assumption. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, OH 45013.

Donald McCane

Donald Edward McCane, 78, died May 13. He was a veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Juanita Barnhart-McCane; children Doug (Bennie), Terrie (Frank) McCane, Dottie (Mike) Dunaway, Suellen (Dan) Brafford, Michael (Amy) Barhard; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Donald (Barb) McCane Jr. Services were May 17 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frederick Funeral Home.

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

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Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Christian Discipleship Training. 9:oo am Coffee Koinonia............................10:00am Praise & Worship.........................10:30am

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 The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

LUTHERAN CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 3301 Compton Rd. (1 block east of Colerain) 513-385-8342 Sun. School & Bible Class 9:00 AM Worship: Sunday 10:00 AM, Wed. 7:15 PM Office: 385-8342 Pre-School: 385-8404

Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15 HOPE LUTHERAN


Pastor Lisa Arrington 9:00 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Welcome Hour/ Sun School 11:00 am Traditional Worship 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Twp. South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) “Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sundays

Classic Service and Hymnbook


Mill Road Church of Christ 11626 Mill Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240

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Mt. Healthy High School Cafeteria 8101 Hamilton Ave. Mt. Healthy - 729-0131


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

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & 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

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Aggravated robbery

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United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. David Mack Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available



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


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Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 2:00pm


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

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

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FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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

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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



Andrew Gray, born 1982, improper solicitation,, June 3. Ciara Carter, born 1986, falsification, 5083 Colerain Ave., June 9. Dwight Chambers, born 1953, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, having a weapon under disability, misdemeanor drug possession, 5200 Colerain Ave., June 8. Gyron Willingham, born 1991, domestic violence, 1959 W. North Bend Road, June 12. Jeremy Belser, born 1986, domestic violence, 2560 Kipling Ave., June 12. Justin Gray, born 1991, misdemeanor drug possession, 1200 Groesbeck Road, June 8. Laray Thompson, born 1989, carrying concealed weapons, 919 W. North Bend Road, June 7. Mark Simpson, born 1958, assault, domestic violence, 1416 Cedar Ave., June 9.


On the record

June 22, 2011

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POLICE REPORTS From B6 Breaking and entering

5024 Colerain Ave., June 10. 5730 North Way, June 5. 1626 Llanfair Ave., June 7. 1618 Cedar Ave., June 8. 5679 Folchi Drive No. 1, June 8.


4820 Hawaiian Terrace, June 6. 4955 Hawaiian Terrace, June 6. 5501 Ruddy Court, June 6. 1508 W. North Bend Road No. 10, June 7. 2714 W. North Bend Road No. 6, June 8.

Criminal damaging/endangering

5410 Bahama Terrace, June 10. 5474 Bahama Terrace, June 10. 5375 Bahama Terrace, June 3. 5527 Kirby Ave., June 3. 1626 Linden Drive, June 4. 2504 Flanigan Court, June 4. 5595 Leafwood Drive, June 6. 2700 Hillvista Lane, June 7. 8208 Bobolink Ave., June 9.

Kenneth Smith, 42, 7622 Hamilton Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 6900 block of Hamilton Avenue, June 11. Jason Ruehlman, 31, 9875 Capstan Drive, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., June 10. Juvenile, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct at 1500 block of West Galbraith Road, June 9. Juvenile, criminal trespassing at 1500 block of West Galbraith Road, June 9. Kenneth Ballew, 27, 6066 Stover Ave., drug possession, open container at 8200 block of Four Worlds Drive, June 9. Jessica Hutchinson, 34, 7670 Timbermist Drive, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., June 7. Joseph Mogavero, 58, 1923 Stevens Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 6800 block of Hamilton Avenue, June 8.

Domestic violence

Incidents/reports Criminal damaging

Felonious assault

Criminal simulation

Reported on Cedar Avenue, June 9.

2700 Hillvista Lane, June 7.


5730 Davey Ave., June 3. 5830 Hamilton Ave., June 3. 5742 Hamilton Ave., June 4. 2536 Flanigan Court No. 3, June 4. 1979 W. North Bend Road, June 5. 1341 W. North Bend Road No. 9, June 7.



Sherita Roby, 36, 1444 Kelvin Court, disorderly conduct at 1231 W. Kemper Road, May 27. Kezley Jones, 20, 1028 Washington Street, drug abuse at 1028 Washington Street, May 27. Brenda Roper, 59, 11388 Oakstand, discharge of firearm at 11388 Oakstand, May 29. Rashawn Perdue, 20, 1143 Waycross Drive, burglary, resisting arrest at 1108 Innercircle, May 31. Randaz Richardson, 19, 10918 Carnegie Drive, drug trafficking at 669 Northland Blvd., June 2. Jeremy McCowan, 25, 1471 Kelvin Court, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 637 Northland Blvd., June 4.



Man reported vehicle damaged at 1810 Sterling Ave., June 13.

Northwest Cycle Center reported receiving counterfeit $50 bill at 1940 W. Galbraith Road, June 7.


Man reported medicine stolen at 6808 Betts Ave., June 8.



Levaughn Harris, 23, 4908 Chalet Ave., drug trafficking, drug possession at Argus Road and Atwood Avenue, June 6. Antonio Sweeney, 19, 2044 Third Ave., felonious assault at Witherby Avenue, June 9. Brittany Geiger, 24,, theft at 10968 Hamilton Ave., June 9. Dana Miller, 32, 1192 Hempstead Drive, theft at 1192 Hempstead Drive, June 12. Dwayne Lewis, 31, 6 Beckford Lane, drug possession, open container, drug paraphernalia at Clovernook Avenue, June 10. Floyd Headrick, 50, 8452 Mockingbird Lane, felonious assault at 8452 Mockingbird Lane, June 12. Joshua Kleiner, 21, No Address

About police reports

Given, drug paraphernalia at West Galbraith and Daly roads, June 9. Michael Schwailer, 36, 4831 Foley Road, falsification, possession of criminal tools at 10948 Hamilton Ave., June 7. Moshai Wofford, 31, 9927 Marino Drive, failure to comply, driving under suspension at 2100 block of Sevenhills Drive, June 6. Robert Carroll, 26, 4632 Chickering Ave., domestic violence at 1800 block of Mistyhill Drive, June 10. Scott Beer, 22, 2534 Nottingham Drive, receiving stolen property at Winton and North Bend roads, June 10. Thomas Ehrlich, 31, 10573 Pottinger Road, obstructing official business at Bluehill Drive, June 8. Wayne West, 40, 8452 Mockingbird Lane, felonious assault at 8452 Mockingbird Lane, June 12.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

Dollar General reported suspect with gun demanded money at 1051 North Bend Road, May 18. Wesbanco reported female, black, attempted to rob employee, fled without getting money at 8670 Winton Road, June 11.


2808 Klondike Court man reported being hit at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, May 17.

Attempted breaking and entering

Healthy Moms and Babies Inc. reported break-in attempt at 2270 Banning Road, June 1.

Attempted burglary

Woman reported break-in attempt at 1570 Meredith Drive, June 2.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: • Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 7291300. • Mount Healthy: Chief Al Schaefer, 728-3183. • Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 5698500. • North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171. • Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101. • Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220.


Woman reported TVs stolen at 269 Bonham Road, May 6. Woman reported video game equipment stolen at 2121 Garfield Ave., May 22. Woman reported DVD stolen at 9237 Yorkridge Drive, May 16. Man reported tools stolen from garage at 12017 Deerhorn Drive, May 12. Man reported jewelry, gun stolen at 2308 Banning Road, May 23. Woman reported TV, computer, DVD stolen at 1579 Meredith Drive, May 30. Man reported break-in at 7742 Viewplace Drive, June 8. Man reported jewelry, gun stolen at 1277 Aldrich Drive, June 8. Man reported computer stolen at 722 Castlegate Lane, June 7.

Criminal damaging

Finneytown Drive Thru reported merchandise stolen at 944 North Bend Road, May 24. Family Dentistry reported money stolen at 8712 Winton Road, June 9.

Man reported landscaping damaged at 9415 Candy Lane, May 7. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 8664 Mockingbird Lane, May 2. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 9636 Tanbark Drive, May 25. Man reported window broken at 1026



Breaking and entering

Timber Trail Lane, May 24. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 902 Bilamy Court, May 21. Finneytown Mower reported window broken at 1067 North Bend Road, May 17. Woman reported TV damaged at 2124 Roosevelt Ave., May 15. Woman reported vehicle damaged at 8311 Roland Ave., June 5. Woman reported utility meter damaged at 1301 Landis Lane, June 2. Touchless Car Wash reported coin machines damaged at 10948 Hamilton Ave., June 2. Fairfield towman reported vehicle damaged at 9200 block of Ranchill Drive, May 28. 819 Sherben Drive man reported vehicle damaged at 8600 block of Desoto Drive, June 13.

stolen at 6320 Ridgefield Drive, May 3. Man reported computer stolen at 1243 Bellune Drive, May 2. 5315 E. Knoll Court woman reported purse stolen at 600 block of North Bend Road, May 21. Speedway reported $62 in gas stolen at 8378 Winton Road, May 21. Woman reported ladder stolen at 8993 Monsanto Drive, May 20. Marathon reported $1,000 in lottery tickets stolen at 10981 Hamilton Ave., May 16. 4121 Estermarie Drive man reported check stolen at 9200 block of Daly Road, May 14.

Identity theft

Woman reported merchandise purchased with debit card at 1036 Thunderbird Drive, June 3. Man reported bank account accessed at 8693 Hollyhock Drive, June 2. Man reported debit card used at 690 W. Galbraith Road, June 1. Woman reported check stolen and cashed at 2115 Pinney Lane, June 2.

Misuse of credit card

Woman reported debit card used at 10240 Springbeauty Lane, May 18. Man reported credit card used without permission at 9197 Meadowglen Drive, May 26.


Man reported yard trimmer stolen at 1905 Greenpine Drive, May 9. Sunoco reported receiving counterfeit check at 10960 Hamilton Ave., May 9. Finneytown Athletic Association reported $350 banner stolen at 7600 block of Winton Road, May 7. United Dairy Farmers reported $27 in merchandise stolen at 9167 Winton Road, May 8. Man reported money stolen at 299 Beechtree Drive, May 7. 78 Mulberry Drive woman reported purse stolen from vehicle at 2100 block of Garfield Avenue, May 4. Man reported credit cards, money

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Attempt made at 1440 W. Kemper Road, June 3. Residence entered and unknown amount of electronic equipment removed at 981 Smiley Ave., June 4. Residence entered and cash, game system and TV valued at $1,535 removed at 1440 W. Kemper Road, June 4.

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Residence window damaged at 710 Northland Blvd., May 26. House shot at with pellets at 1291 W. Kemper, June 1. Vehicle scratched at 1198 W. Kemper Road, May 31. Passenger door of vehicle damaged at 11755 Norbourne, June 6.

Discharge firearm into habitation

Bullet found in garage door at 1573 Karahill Drive, June 6.

Gross sexual imposition


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Female reported on Hanover, May 27.

Identity fraud

Victim reported at 11648 Elkwood, June 1.

Identity theft

Reported at 10881 Trailwood, May 31.

Misuse of credit card

Victim reported at 667 Converse, May 31. Debit card removed and used without consent at 11332 Southland, June 4.

Passing bad checks

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Reported at 1203 W. Kemper, May 27.


Merchandise of unknown value removed at 200 Cincinnati Mills, June 6.

MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations

Phillip Matthews, 33, drug possession at 7500 block of Hamilton Avenue, June 11.

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Woman reported jewelry stolen at 7340 Harding Ave., June 7.


Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

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EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations

CLEARWATER TO ST. PETE BEACHES Gulf front & bay side condos. All prices & sizes! Florida Lifestyle VAC. 1-800-487-8953. Jan. 2012, Monthly Discounts •

• Social Hours • Overnight Excursions • Wellness Center with Warm Water Pool • Club Room • Day Trips • Award Winning Restaurant

NORTH CAROLINA A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

Man reported vehicle taken at 7134 Clovernook Ave., June 7.

Roderick Henry, 60, 3064 Banning Road, operating vehicle under the influence at Clovernook Avenue, June 13.

Like a good wine, life gets better with age at Maple Knoll Village.

Old Man’s Cave Hocking Parks Train Rides • Hiking • Fishing Inntowner Motel, rates $45/up. 1-800-254-3371 • 9:30 am-11pm

NORRIS LAKE. Powell Valley Resort. 2BR, 1BA, cov. porch, deck, lake access. $95/nt., (2 nt. min. 3rd nt. free w/3pm or later check-in). 432-562-8353 • bolt1898@gmail

Call or stop by the Visitor’s Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Weekend tours available by appointment.

11100 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246

513.782.2717 | CE-0000462469


Hilltop Press

June 22, 2011

Bethesda North Hospital is proud to receive Premier’s QUEST Award for High Value in Healthcare The only Cincinnati area hospital recognized and one of only six hospitals nationwide. At Bethesda North, we strive everyday to be the hospital of choice for quality, service, safety and value. We’ve been recognized for those efforts with the Premier QUEST Award for High Value in Healthcare, which means our hospital is among the best in the nation. This award and the many others we receive are a testament to the quality of care we provide and the caliber of our caregivers. We share this honor with patients, their families, our entire staff, physicians, volunteers and the communities we serve. For more information about Bethesda North services and information on Premier’s QUEST Award, visit



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