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Winton Woods choir wins gold

Ensemble sings out in championship By Monica Boylson mboylson@communitypress.com

One of the first medals handed out at the World Choir Games went to singers who are your neighbors. The Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble won a gold medal in the championship division of the World Choir Games July 8. The ensemble, which consistes of 48 students in grades 10 through 12, competed against 13 choirs from eight countries and placed fifth overall. The championship division included individ-

uals ages 12 through 24. “I was really surprised,” soprano Adrianna Ivory, 18, said. The Springfield Township resident said she and her friends attended many of the choir competitions downtown as spectators. “Everybody was so good. We knew we were good on a community level but we didn’t think we could win against such good talent,” she said. Ensemble director Dave Bell explained that in order to qualify for the championship division, choirs had to send in an audio recording of their work and either competed in an international competition successfully or have a recommendation from a national board representative. In Winton Wood’s case, the

The Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble performs “Ka Hia Manu” during the championship competition of the World Choir Games. The ensemble won a gold medal. THANKS TO ELISE SPEEG. recommendation was given by American Artistic Director of the World Choir Games and University of Cincinnati College-Con-

servatory of Music’s division head of ensembles and conducting, Earl Rivers. The group was required to

perform four songs. Additionally, one song was to be from another culture, one from their own culture and one piece had to be from a living composer. “I don’t think we expected to be on the top. It’s incredible considering we were competing against college-level voices,” Bell said. The gold-status qualifies the group to compete at the championship level for the next five years. “I was really happy to take part in the games. This was a once in a lifetime chance and we took advantage of it,” Ivory said. “It was like the Olympics of voice.”

Concert on Green celebrates 23 years By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

The Springfield Township Board of Trustees recognized Christopher Speed and Nick Roll for their Eagle Scout projects. From left, are fiscal officer Dan Berning, trustees Tom Bryan, Gwen McFarlin and Joseph Honerlaw, Roll and Speed. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Eagle Scout projects earn township recognition

Two work to make Springfield better By Monica Boylson mboylson@communitypress.com

The Springfield Township Board of Trustees recognized Christopher Speed, Troop 682, and Nick Roll, Troop 13, for their

Eagle Scout projects during a meeting July 10. “Both have worked very hard on their projects to better the township,” board president Joseph Honerlaw said. Speed, 17, Springfield Township, installed an iron bench and landscaping along Winton Road near Brentwood Bowl. The project required that Speed grade

Concert on the Green, a long-standing tradition in Forest Park, will be part of the summer calendar for the 23rd year. The concert, hosted by the city, Union Central Life and Ameritas Life, is 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Union Central campus at the corner of Waycross and Mill roads. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Organizers say in addition to the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, there will be entertainment from magician Matthew Brian Taylor prior to the start of the concert. Conductor John Morris Russell returns for his second Concert on the Green. Soprano Jacqueline Echols joins Russell

the hillside and place pavers so the bench could be behind the sidewalk. “The most rewarding part of the project was the feeling of accomplishment I had after I completed my Eagle Scout project and knowing that people now have a nice place where they can

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The Concert on the Green typically draws 2,000 to 5,000 local residents, who bring blankets and chairs to sit on and enjoy the music. FILE PHOTO

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Mount Healthy is looking for nominations for Citizen of The Year award to be presented at Celebrate Mount Healthy at the City Park on Saturday Sept. 8. Anyone who wants to nominate someone is asked to submit one page or less describing why your nominee should receive this award. Nominations should be mailed or dropped off at the Municipal building located at 7700 Perry St., Mount Healthy, OH., 45231 All questions regarding the Mount Healthy Citizen of The Year Award should be directed to Bill Kocher at 513-9318840

Wine tasting

Wine fans will enjoy tastes from around the world during Passport to Wine Friday from 7-9:30 p.m. Firday, July 20, at the Mill Race Banquet Center in Winton Woods. A variety of white, red, rose, dessert and sparkling wines will be available for sampling. Along with featured wines from places like

California, Australia, Chile, France and Greece, there will be a heavy hors d’oeuvres station to accompany the tastings. Live music by The Chris Comer Trio and wine representatives will also be a highlight of the event. Registered guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass and all featured wines are available for purchase. Pre-registration is required at GreatParks.org. Cost is $28.95 per person and $18.95 for designated drivers. There may be a limited number of tickets available at the door. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, please visit GreatParks.org or call 513-521PARK (7275). Also, be sure to check out the park district’s Facebook page and follow it on Twitter.

Council to vote on aggregation

Forest Park City Council is reopening the question of electric and natural gas aggregation and

plans to decide whether bring the issue back to voters in November at the regular council meeting July 16. Voters rejected the programs in 2010. Aggregation programs allow a group of customers to join together to form a large group that buys energy for its members. A large buying group may be able to get a better price for the group members than a resident could get alone. Ohio law allows communities such as townships and cities to form aggregation buying groups. Officials negotiate and contract with an outside supplier for all of the customer-members in the group. The programs would be opt-out, which means most residents are included, but may choose to opt out of the program if they choose to. Aggregations can be formed to buy natural gas, electricity or both. Council meets at 8 p.m. Monday, July 16, in council chambers at 1201 W. Kemper Road.

Car show set July 27

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Creek Retirement Community for Cruise-in at The Creek, a benefit car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 27 at the retirement center, 11230 Pippin Road. There will be food, raffles, prizes, giveaways and kid-friendly inflatables. An Elvis Performance begins at 1 p.m. The price of admission is one new, unwrapped toy and all donations go to Nate’s Toy Box and SON Ministries. For information about the retirement community, visit www.triplecreekretirement.com

Empowering youth

New Life Missionary Baptist Church 75th Anniversary Committee presents Putting On the Whole Armor of God from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 6434 Simpson Ave., This is an youth summit, ages 0-25, to empower the youth. The church invites youth to come and openly discuss what’s on their mind and get equipped to fight Satan’s scheme. For more information, call 513-542-2798.

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and the Pops. There will be food and refreshments available, and there is a children’s activity area sponsored by the Agape Children’s Center at Dayspring Church of God. The concert will take place rain or shine. Attendance generally ranges from 2,000 to 5,000 for the concert. Forest Park Community Development Director Chris Anderson said the city and Union Central have been working on the concert all year and local businesses and community organizations have donated more than $10,000 for the performance. Anderson says while other communities may have free community concerts by the CSO, Forest Park is unique in the length of its commitment to bring the cultural event to the community. “It’s our 23rd annual concert,” he said. “None of those other communities can say that.” Mary Beth DeSalvo,

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wait for the bus,” Speed said. Roll, 17, Finneytown, built a 60-foot-long retaining wall at Helwig Park to keep the baseball

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Ameritas second vice president of human resources, said Union Central has been proud to be part of the event for those 23 years. About 100 of the firm’s employees volunteer to set up before the concert, organize the parking and work out the details as the event draws close. It takes months to plan. The only thing the volunteers don’t do is control the weather. “I wish,” she said. “We are hoping for a break after all the hot weather we have seen in recent weeks.” De Salvo said Concert on the Green holds a special place in the community. “It’s important because events make the community pull together,” she said. “It’s such a great opportunity and everyone enjoys it. This year, the program has something for everyone. A little Broadway, Verdi, Springsteen … even John Fogerty. People come from the community and all around it to enjoy a little dinner, good company and great music. “It’s a great event.”

field from flooding. Roll recalled playing baseball at the park and remembered the flooding problem when it came time to do his Eagle Scout project. He said he wanted to be a part of the solution. “The new retaining wall will make a huge impact in preserving the field and ultimately save money in field dirt replacement,” Springfield Township’s communications coordinator Kimberlee Flamm said. The boys’ projects will be judged to determine whether or not they become an Eagle Scout.

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Day retires from Winton Woods schools Worked 33 years in a ‘mission’

Larry Day, left, was honored for his work with Project Success, Winton Woods City Schools alternative education program, at the April board of education meeting. He is shown with board President Tim Cleary. THANKS

Over the last 33 years with Winton Woods City Schools, Larry Day has worked for six superintendents, four principals, four treasurers, and 16 board of education members. His job titles have included principal, teacher, drama coach, theater technical director, director of accountability and testing, coordinator of Project Success, summer school teacher, summer school director, basketball announcer, and due process hearing officer. Soon he’ll be adding another title to the list – retiree. Day is retiring after nine years in his most recent role for the district as the director of Project Success, the alternative education program he developed. He was honored for that work by the board of education at its April meeting. “He truly saves lives,” said Superintendent Camille Nasbe. “This is not a job to Larry. This is a mission.” In an open letter to the board, Day talked about the sacrifices his own family made. “Over those 33 years I often missed first steps, pulling teeth or skinned knees because I was at school serving as mentor, surrogate father, counselor or friend to literally 10,000s of our communi-

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ty’s young men/women,” said Day, who serves as a church deacon. “I have asked the boys since how they felt about me leaving them all those times. To a kid they responded, ‘Dad, you had to go. They needed you.’” Day thanked the board for allowing him to lead the flagship school of the district, to spend 21 years creating dreams on the stage of Forest Park/Winton Woods High School, to bring High Schools That Work to Winton Woods High School and lead the reform it represented, and to sit alone in hospital rooms, holding young hands and offering prayers as the machines were turned off for the last time. “Every day since walking into my first classroom, I have started each day with a prayer – asking God to give me the strength to be what I needed to be for the kids that

would surround me that day – and I have ended each day with a prayer – asking God to watch over them until I returned the next morning. I will continue to keep this place and its people in my prayers.”

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Scarlet students show skills Sixteen Scarlet Oaks Career Campus students came home from state SkillsUSA competition with medals after testing their career skills against other top students in Ohio. They earned the right to compete at the state level by winning local and regional competitions. Some of the winning Scarlet Oaks students are:

Daniel Arensman of Batavia, Joseph Gigax of Mason, Brandon Gross of Norwood, Samantha O’Brien of Loveland and Felicia Wainscott of Goshen, gold medal winners in the Quiz Bowl competition. Tammy Stewart, a Winton Woods student in the health technology program, silver medal in

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Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes is returning $1.65 million in fees he didn’t spend on last year’s property reappraisals to the school districts, townships and taxpayer-supported socialservice agencies in the county. The refund is about $16.5 million. The reappraisal happens every six years. County auditors in each of Ohio’s 88 counties gets a percent each year of property taxes collected in their county to pay for the property appraisal process. In Hamilton County, that percentage added up to $54.5 million over the last six years. Rhodes spent only two-thirds of it, so the rest gets sent back, he said. He would prefer to return the money to the tax payers, but state law won’t allow that. But it does allow Rhodes to return it to local governments, and that’s what he does. “The state threw local governments a curve ball when the local government funds were cut,” he said. “We are fortunate that we are able to give some money back. I believe it’s just the right thing to do.”

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He’s been consistent in that belief. In 2006, Rhodes gave back $14 million; in 2000, he returned $4.2 million to local governments, districts and agencies. This year, 90 entities get money back and each gets a different amount depending on the amount of property taxes they collect. Mount Healthy City School District Superintendent Lori Handler said the district will likely bank the refund. The district received $186,284.92. “We just cut $4 million,” she said. “Whenever someone wants to give us money, that makes me happy. We will discuss it with the board.” Forest Park is getting back $70,174.43 and City Manager Ray Hodges says the money will be divided between the fire department and the general fund. “About $10,000 of that will be earmarked for tree replacement and maintenance,” he said. “The past couple of years have seen the loss of a tremendous number of trees because of drought. We want to keep the forest in Forest Park.”

Springfield Township is receiving 164,571.27 back from the county. Township Administrator Mike Hinnekamp said, “It’s great news but we don’t have the money earmarked. It will go into the general fund.” Winton Woods City School District is receiving $313,596.50. Treasurer Randy Seymour said, “It’s a onetime revenue, so we are going to spend it on a onetime expense. The money will go toward our capital improvements.” North College Hill City School District will see a check for $64,975.40 coming into its offices. “Our balance is still very tenuous,” said Superintendent Garry Gellert. “It’s very much appreciated but we are saving it.” Finneytown City Schools is scheduled to receive $152,970.55. An official could not be reached for comment. The city of Cincinnati will receive back $962,832.18.

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Winton Woods schools music dept. presents awards The annual Winton Woods High School Music Awards recently were held to honor band, orchestra and choir students, as well as members of the drill team. Special awards presented include: Anthony Boateng and Katelyn Budke received Academic Achievement Award for academic achievement that distinguished them from their peers at the highest possible manner. Katelyn Budke and Kristen Budke received the Patrick S. Gilmore Award, which honors the service and dedication of a high school’s best band students. Emily Cleary received the Choral Service Merit Award, which is presented to the student who invested the greatest number of service hours into the music program. Keith Hamilton received the Warrior Award, given to the student who is either “most improved” student or whose dedication, habits and work ethic distinguish them in an extraordinary way. Haleigh Holtman and Austin Phelps received Choir Student of the Year Awards, which are given to students who have distinguished themselves in a singular way through

leadership, cooperation, commitment and enthusiasm, particularly during their senior year. Adrianna Ivory received the John Philip Sousa Award, the most prestigious of the band awards, and the James Cox Memorial Choral Musicianship Award, established by the Winton Wood High School choral department in honor of Cox, a former Greenhills choir director. The Sousa award recognizes outstanding achievement and interest in instrumental music, singular merit in loyalty and cooperation, and displaying the high qualities of conduct that school instrumental music requires. The Cox award is given to a student who demonstrates superior musicianship skills and leadership. Ivory and Caleb Simpson received Semper Fidelis Awards for Musical Excellence. The awards were presented by the United States Marine Corps in recognition of diligence, dedication and musical excellence as a performing high school bandsman and soloist. Kelsey Randall received the Jack Wimmer Award, which honors the former Greenhills/Forest Park music supervisor and is accompanied by a $250 music booster schol-

Winton Woods High School music award winners for 2012 are, from left, Emily Cleary, Adrianna Ivory, Austin Phelps, Sam Rocklin, Haleigh Holtman, Kristen Budke, Kelsey Randall and Katelyn Budke.

arship. The departmentwide award is given to the student who “exemplifies motivating spirit, enthusiasm and dedication to the art of music.” Sam Rocklin received the National School Orchestra Award, the highest award given in orchestral music at the high school level, and the 012 Winton Woods High School Music Boosters Scholarship, valued at $500. The national award is presented “in recognition of singular merit, ability, and achievement, of outstanding contributions to the success of the school orchestra program, and of an unusual degree of loyalty, cooperation and high qualities of conduct.” The scholarship is presented to the graduating senior who best exemplifies the character and tradition of the outstanding music program at Winton Woods High School. Michael Spalding received the National School Choral Award, the highest award given in choral music at the high school level. It is presented “in recognition of singular merit, ability, and achievement, of outstanding contributions to the success of the school vocal program, and of an unusual degree of loyalty, cooperation and high qualities of conduct.”

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The women of Finneytown Class of 2012. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS

Erin Vogt shakes hands with the crowd congratulating her on her graduation. THANSK TO SHAWN MAUS

Gabby Warren after receiving her diploma. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS

Alex Wardlaw is excited to graduate from Finneytown High School. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS

The men of Finneytown Class of 2012. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Finneytown High School graduated 141 students this year during ceremony at McNulty Stadium on the high school Campus. Valedictorians Jennifer Besserman and Jonas Carlsson and salutatorian Alina Murphy were honored. Social studies teacher Lynn Volz and superintendent Alan Robertson spoke at the ceremony.

Jennifer Besserman is awarded the medal for Valedictorian by Superintendent Alan Robertson. THANKS TO SHAW MAUS

Katie Bramble gets misty-eyed before the ceremony. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS

Matthew Davenport kicks it up in celebration of his diploma. THANKS TO

Raven Norman makes sure she has the tassel correctly placed.

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John Cooker, senior class vice president, leads the the Pledge of Alliance. THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS


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Steam roll into All-Star break in 2nd

By Tom Skeen

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PRICE HILL — The Cincinnati Steam enter the All-Star break winning five of their last seven games and sitting just a half game back of the first-place Lima Locos. “We are excited about the way we’re playing,” coach Billy O’Conner said. “The games we stubbed our toes in have been doubleheaders. Those games have a different feel to them than single games. You are on the field all day and other factors come into play. Other than that, when we take the field be know who the best team is.” One of the top guys for the Steam has been Roger Bacon graduate Josh Ungerbuehler, who is second on the team with a .373 average. After helping Mari-

etta College to its second consecutive Division III National Championship, Ungerbuehler leads the Steam with seven doubles and ranks second in RBI, walks and stolen bases. “(Josh) has been great,” O’Conner said. “He ended his spring season on fire and picked right up for us. He has been a difference maker at the top of the lineup. He has quality at-bats every time, always hits, walks, moves runners and handles the bat well.” Another guy who continues to hit is former Elder Panther Selby Chidemo. Since June 21, Chidemo has raised his batting average from .292 to .328. Infielder Matt Williams is in his second season with the Steam and has made big strides since last season, according to O’Conner. The former CHCA standout

and current Cincinnati Bearcat is hitting .321 and leading the Steam with 22 RBI. On the mound, Turpin graduate and Michigan State left-hander Ryan Martin is on fire. In 14.1 innings pitched, he has struck out 22 batters and walked just one while posting a 2.51 ERA and a 2-1 record. With 13 games to go, including three against first-place Lima, who the Steam have already defeated once this season, they are in a great position to make a run for the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League title. “I think we have plenty of talent to win,” the Steam coach said. “We have to sustain our hard work and energy and come to play every single day. We have competitive guys on this team and that means a lot to a coach. .”

Former Roger Bacon and current Marietta College standout Josh Ungerbuehler looks on as the Grand Lake Mariners are introduced before their June 21 contest. Ungerbuehler is hitting .373 - second on the team - and leads the Steam with seven doubles on the season. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Flyers heads to AAU games

Junior Olympics set for end of July

Dennis Thomas of Winton Woods is wedged between Jalen Billups of Shroder and NKU and UC redshirt freshman Shaq Thomas at a Deveroes Summer League game at Woodward High School June 24. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Christon should help Xavier Former Warrior puts up numbers for Deveroes league

By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

ROSELAWN — A year removed from Winton Woods, where he led the Fort Ancient Valley Conference in scoring at 21 points per game in 2011, Semaj Christon is back in town. He’s made his presence known with several outstanding games in the Deveroes Summer League at Woodward High School, including a 34-point performance June 24. The 6’2” guard spent a year in New Hampshire playing for 33-1 Brewster Academy along with Withrow’s Aaron Thomas. Christon made first-team all-league and is heading to Xavier University; Thomas was second team and is scheduled to go to Florida State. After a year of prep school, Christon is enjoying the competition at the legendary local summer run. “It’s pretty good,” he said. “I like it. You’ve got to get tough to play with these guys; they’re grown men. I like it a lot.” Christon has excited Musketeer fans in attendance with a

Former Winton Woods guard Semaj Christon is ready to defend his man in a June 24 Deveroes Summer League game at Woodward High School. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

variety of moves to the basket and can hit the occasional trey. In his 34-point game against a team featuring Shaq Thomas from the University of Cincinnati, he drained an off-balance NBA-length three from the corner, while falling out of bounds and knocking the shot clock over to send the game to overtime. The key to such a circus shot? “Just confidence,” Christon said. “I have confidence shoot-

ing threes. I felt like it was a good shot and it went in.” With Xavier losing Tu Holloway, they could use another playmaker. Among coach Chris Mack’s newer options, Christon appears to be a viable one. “I think so,” Christon said when asked if he could contribute right away. “I feel confident I can come in and play.” For now, Christon is on the Goodies BBQ team playing Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at Woodward through mid-July. He’s surrounded by other former prep stars in Moeller’s Charlie Byers and former Winton Woods teammate Dennis Thomas. “I’ve always played with him,” Christon said of Thomas. “He’s right there where I live at. It’s fun for me, I love playing with him. I know all of the guys on my (Deveroes) team from AAU.” Winton Woods coaches will tell you that Christon bloomed as a Warrior. Initially small, he didn’t even play varsity until midway through his sophomore year when he was a skinny 6footer. He left Winton Woods at

6’2” and 165 and has since added close to 20 pounds to help when guarded by bigger guys. “A lot of people think you’re small and they want to bully you,” Christon said. “If you’re tough, the games will be good. I like it. Your mind’s got to be tough, your body, all of that. Being tough will help you win games too.” That’s at least the hope of fans at the Cintas Center, where Christon played in high school tournament games. Already sporting the Musketeer gray shorts with the blue X, Christon has been well worth the $3 donation asked for at the door of Woodward. For games that you’ve missed, a You Tube search already has recent highlights. He’s already been matched up with UC’s Shaq Thomas and that rivalry could extend over the next four years at U.S. Bank Arena, Cintas Center or Fifth Third Arena, wherever the Crosstown Shootout ultimately lands. (It’s downtown this December.) The two could match up officially Dec. 19.

Under coach Greg Johnson, 32 members of the Bond Hill Flyers Track Club earned the right to compete at this year’s AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas, July 30 to Aug. 6. At the AAU National Qualifier at Wittenberg, two 4x100 meter relay teams captured first place : Primary Girls (ages 5 to 8) and Intermediate Boys (ages 15 to 16). Eleven of the Flyers’ 18 long jumpers qualified. Two more qualified for high jump, while two qualified for the pentathlon and one for the triple jump. Both Flyer hurdlers qualified and the remaining Flyers earned spots in open sprints, hurdles, shot put, discus, and the javelin. Those competiting include: » Paige Anderson, Roselawn » Payton Anderson, Roselawn » Payton Hughes, Loveland » Arielle Hudson, Bond Hill » Jordan Little, Delhi » Karlye Favors, Springdale » Ariagn McCloud, College Hill » Ferronte Bartlett, College Hill » Tyonna Springs, Avondale » Camiyah James, North Avondale » Anijah Triggs, Mount Airy » Kylee Matthews, Fairfield » Nykara Brown, Fairfield » Nya Williams, Evanston » Tai’Lynn Jones, College Hill » Angel Prince, Westwood » Arissa Freeman, Mount Auburn » Joshua Freeman, Mount Auburn » Briana Houser, College Hill » Niamani Mayes, Bond Hill » Taylor Edwards, Bond Hill » Akesa M-Ariba, Bond Hill » Barry Bates, Bond Hill » Courtney Woodward, College Hill » Brandon Jones, Silverton » Ramsey Belcher, Pleasant Ridge » William Edwards, Bond Hill » Nylan Mosley, Northside » Kessashun Arthur, Forest Park » Amani Russell, Mount Airy » Jair Knox, Madisonville » Quaid Arnold, Elmwood


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Dry periods may cause foundation cracks We are in a very dry and hot summer. The dry weather causes some foundations to begin to settle. Foundation, exterior wall cracks and interior cracks start to become evident. Houses supported on expansive clay soils are likely to settle differentially. Not every neighborhood has this type of soil. Large trees will extract large amounts of moisture from the soil, accentuating the problem. Settlement cracks develop because different portions of the foundation settle at different rates. Some of the older homes have underground plumbing and downspout piping that has a limited life. The older piping may collapse, crack or have tree root intrusion. If these pipes begin to leak along the foundation, seasonal foundation may be

more likely due to excess water content in the soil, which weakens the soil. There are several signs that homes Michael experience this Montgomery COMMUNITY PRESS seasonal movement. FoundaGUEST COLUMNIST tion and brick cracks widen after extended periods of dry weather. Interior wall and ceiling cracks also widen during the dry times. If the cracks are repaired when the crack is wider, the patch will buckle as the moisture level in the soil is restored. There are several methods of repair. Some homeowners live with the changing cracks that may not cause additional long

term problems. When the weather starts to get dry, watering along the foundation may prevent this settlement and control movement. Also, homeowners with sump pumps can unplug the pump and the sump fills with water above the footing drain pipe level. The water will reverse flow through the piping along the foundation to restore the moisture level in the soil. The homeowner has to remember to plug the pump back in when the rains begin. There are several other types of minor foundation repairs that may be very appropriate and less costly. Some economical methods may include structural repair of the cracks or steel tie rods. The more extensive types of repairs are classified as underpinning piers. The various types of underpinning piers are

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several bids from contractors. These bids will compare the same scope of work and will have record of the repairs that have been completed, thereby protecting the homeowner from unnecessary repairs. Also, another level of protection would be a building permit acquired by the contractor. Remember that a bid from a contractor is not a design, just the salesman’s description of the scope of the work they say they will perform. An evaluation by a structural engineer will protect you from paying for the wrong repair, which may be a very expensive experience. Michael Montgomery of Buyers Protection Group is a licensed engineer . He can be reached at 800-2853001 or www.engineeringandfoundations.com.

Steam: A journey led by the stars of tomorrow

The Finneytown High School Telford A. Whitaker chapter of the National Honor Society recently inducted 15 new members. The students are sworn in with the National Honor Society member pledge to uphold the high purposes of the National Honor Society and the principles for which it stands: scholarship, service, leadership and character. The new members are Andy Auffrey, Joe Brueggemeyer, Katie Connell, David Evans, Molly Fisher, Haley Hatfield, Tess Healy, Becca Huff, Jordan Hughes, Tara Keller, Eddie Reeb, Colleen Sauer, Kara Sauer, Thomas Steel and Will Young. PROVIDED.

WHEN THEY MEET You can express your views to local officials by attending their meetings. Here is a list of the times and locations for local governmental meetings. All meetings are open to the public. Greenhills Village Council meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of month at the Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road. Call 825-2100 for information. Forest Park Council meets the first and third Monday of the month at 8 p.m. in council chambers, 1201 W. Kemper Road. Call 595-5200 for information. Mount Healthy Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 7700 Perry St. Call 931-8840 for information. North College Hill Council meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at City Hall, 1500 West Galbraith Road. A mini town hall meeting for residents with the mayor, council and adminsitration will beging at 6:45 p.m. Call 521-7413 for information. Springfield Township Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Allen Paul Community Room of the Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Win-

concrete piers, helical steel piers and push piers. The push piers, if installed correctly, should stabilize only the portion of foundation that has had the system installed to. The portion of the foundation not supported by these piers may develop cracks, requiring additional foundation repairs. Helical and concrete piers may support the repaired portion of the foundation on similar soils supporting the remainder of the house. Foundation movement can be caused by several causes. Cracks are not always due to differential settlement. If a home is experiencing foundation movement, we suggest contacting a structural engineer for an evaluation. If the foundation needs repair, the engineer can provide a design plan that will then allow home owners to get

ton Road. Call 522-1410 for information. Finneytown Local School District Board of Education meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Finneytown High School library, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace. Call 728-3700 for information Nortwest Local School District Board of Education meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Administrative offices, 3240 Banning Road. Call 923-3111 for information. Mount Healthy Local School District Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Mt. Healthy Board of Education offices, 7615 Harrison Ave. Call 729-0077 for information. North College Hill City School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Goodman Elementary School, 1731 Goodman Ave. Call 931-8181 for information. Winton Woods City School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month in board offices, 1215 W. Kemper Road. Call 619-2300 for information. Hamilton County

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» Board of County Commissioners meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 603 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4400 for information. » Educational Service Center Governing Board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. Call 672-4200 for information. » General Health District meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 250 William Howard Taft Road, Clifton. Call 946-7800 for information. » Regional Planning Commission meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4500 for information. » Rural Zoning Commission meets at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4501 for information. » Board of Zoning Appeals meets at on the second and fourth at Wednesday at the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4502 for information.

As you drive down Glenway Avenue, you might just notice a small sign at the corner of Ferguson Place advertising the date and time of the next Steam game. It is a simple sign, not very flashy; and if you don’t happen to be looking that way, you might just miss it. And to miss a Cincinnati Steam game, well that might just be a shame. The CincinK.L. nati Steam is Willdermood not just anothCOMMUNITY PRESS er summer GUEST COLUMNIST collegiate baseball team; it is symbol of a great legacy known as Cincinnati baseball. It is a team that runs onto the field of Western Hills High, a school where not one or two, but four Major League baseball managers walked the halls as students. It is a team that proves baseball is still America’s pastime. It is a team that brings pride to the people of the west side. A Steam game is a unique blend of nostalgia mixed with the current trends of whacky in-game promotions and entertainment. While one can sit in the bleachers, eat a hot dog, and bask in the purity of a game played by those who still play with heart, another can buy a few split-the-pot tickets, participate in one of MC Smitty’s (A.K.A. Jeff Smith) wild promotions, and catch a ball game on the side. Whatever the reason, there is an air of delight that runs through the crowd at each and every Steam game played at Western Hills High. A delight that continues to feed the community, bringing them back season after season. The Cincinnati Steam is one of 11 teams playing in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League and is sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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STEAM’S REMAINING HOME SCHEDULE Thursday, July 19, vs. Lima Friday, July 20, vs. Xewnia Sunday, July 22 vs. Dayton Friday, July 27, vs. Hamilton. All games at 7:05 p.m.

The team consists of 30 players representing various colleges and universities. The Steam prides itself with what they call “home grown” talent, having a majority of their players coming from the Tristate area. The regular season runs through the end of July. If you happen to miss the sign on Glenway, you can find more information at cincinnatisteam.com. K.L. Willdermood graduated in May From Xavier University with a master’s degree in sports management. She works part-time for the Steam as the assistant media relations director; and works part-time for the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.

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The children who where playing marshmallow peeps and unicorns all made a dash from the stage after a wild dance off at the Springfield Township Senior Community Center. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Children wrote, produced and starred in their own play during the Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Education Outreach for a Play in a Day program at the Springfield Township Community Center in June. The group of 20 children were guided by members of the Ensemble Theatre.

Brooke Bruder, 10, left and Bethany Merritt, 10, make unicorn tails for the young actors at the Springfield Township Senior Community Center during Play in a Day. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Alyssa Becksfort, 9, played the role of the Black Ninja and a princess and seem to have a good time doing it as well. TONY

Jillian Becksfort, 9, dressed with her unicorn hat and tail waves to her parents.

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The unicorns on the left challenge the peeps on the right to a dance off to free the prince who was taken away by the Black Ninja at the Springfield Township Senior Community Center during Play in a Day. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ensemble actress Sara Kenny works with Luke Fahey, 6, on a disco ball for the dance off between the peeps and unicorns at the Springfield Township Senior Community Center. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

There was cheers all around out on the lawn at the Springfield Township Senior Community Center. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JULY 19

Home & Garden

Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Free meals to children as new USDA Summer Feeding Site. Ages up to 12. Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; www.firstmthealthy.org. Mount Healthy.

Gardening Seminar: Ornamental Grasses, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, How to integrate nuts and bolts of low-maintenance gardening staple into your landscape. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; www.whiteoakgardencenter.com. Monfort Heights.

Clubs & Organizations

Music - Blues

Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Greenhills.

Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., With Tri-state blues artists. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens

Exercise Classes Pilates Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

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Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Eggs, cheese, bread, baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, honey and micro-greens. Weekly events and music. Free. Presented by College Hill Farm Market. 5420007; www.collegehillfarmmarket.org. College Hill.

Nature Greater Cincinnati Storytelling Guild, 7:30 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Ellenwood Nature Barn. Cool off with stories to chill your bones. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Colerain Township. Barnyard Boogie, 9 a.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, $2 per person. Check out how animals dance the day away. Program includes Playbarn and wagon ride. Registration required online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276, ext. 100; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, JULY 20 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; www.firstmthealthy.org. Mount Healthy.

Community Dance Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Cooking Events College Hill Community Cookout, Noon-3 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, Hot dogs, music and games with neighbors. All ages. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6036; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. College Hill.

Drink Tastings Passport to Wine Friday, 7-9:30 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Taste a selection of wines from across the world. Event features hors d’oeuvres, music, wine representatives and a complimentary tasting glass. Wine available for purchase. Ages 21 and up. $28.95, $18.95 designated drivers. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

Cincinnati Civic Orchestra will perform in the amphitheater at Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 20. The performance is part of the Colerain Township Concert Series. For more information, call 385-7500 or visit www.coleraintwp.org. FILE PHOTO Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, For adults. Mix of cardio and kickboxing moves incorporating strength and core work. Instructor Karen Harsh. Bring mat and water. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Low Impact Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Workout mix of low impact, cardio and strength moves. Bring weights and water. Resistance bands and small fitness balls provided. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Sampler Free Friday, 9 a.m.noon, Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Zumba/yoga fusion 9-10 a.m. Hot yoga 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 18 and up. Free. 923-1700. Monfort Heights.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot. Colerain Township Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Fresh, local produce. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

Festivals Schutzenfest, 6 p.m.-midnight, Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road, Music by Under the Sun at pavilion and Back Street Band under tent, both at 8 p.m. German-American food, domestic and imported beer, entertainment, booths, rides for children and games. Benefits Catholic Kolping Society’s sport programs, charitable and philanthropic interests. $3, free ages 15 and under. Presented by Kolping Society. 851-7951; www.kolpingcincinnati.com. Springfield Township. Neighborhood Church Party, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Golden Leaf Baptist Church, 5910 Argus Road, Christian activities, games and fun. 542-8213. College Hill.

Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Learn the basics of fishing. Go fishing in the catch and release pond. Bait, poles and equipment provided. $3 per person. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276, ext. 100; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

SATURDAY, JULY 21 Benefits Ulster Irish Night, 6-9 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Auditorium. Includes homemade Irish stew dinner followed by entertainment by teens from Northern Ireland and from local high schools. Grand raffle of Irish gift basket with items from Northern Ireland and silent auction. Benefits Ulster Project Cincinnati. Free will offering collected. Presented by Northern Ireland/ Cincinnati Ulster Project. 3754258; www.ulsterprojectcincinnati.org. College Hill.

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Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.

Fishing Fever, 9-10 a.m., Parky’s

Festivals

Music - Concerts Colerain Township Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, Music by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. Free. Presented by Colerain Township. Through Aug. 3. 385-7500; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

Schutzenfest, 4 p.m.-midnight, Kolping Center, Performances by Donauschwaben Dancers 5 p.m., Dayton Air Force Sauerkraut German Band 4-7 p.m., Enzian Dancers 7 p.m., and Robin Lacy and Dezydeco 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Gest Meisters under tent 7-11 p.m. $3, free ages 15 and under. 851-7951; www.kolpingcincinnati.com. Springfield Township.

Nature

Karaoke and Open Mic

MONDAY, JULY 23

Karaoke with Uncle Don, 9:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Free. Through Dec. 29. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Civic

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Hey Days Sports Bar & Grill, 7306 Harrison Ave., 312-2053. Colerain Township.

Music - Concerts Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Harbor. Music by the Mystics. Grill menu is under $5 and includes burgers, hot dogs, metts or brats with a bag snack. Drinks include bottled soft drinks, water and beer. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

SUNDAY, JULY 22 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine.. $7 walkin; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.

Festivals Schutzenfest, 1-9 p.m., Kolping Center, Opening parade, start of shooting for king 3 p.m. Grand parade, crowning of new king and queen 6 p.m. With a magician 4 p.m. and Enzian Dancers 7 p.m., Vereins Musikanten 2-5 p.m., Germania Jagdhorn Blaesergruppe 3-6 p.m. Dave Hughes 5-9 p.m. and others. $3, free ages 15 and under. 851-7951; www.kolpingcincinnati.com. Springfield Township.

A Cat Named Bob, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Bobcats are alive and active. How do they compare to domestic cats?. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.

Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; www.firstmthealthy.org. Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point graduate, Army master fitness trainer and certified personal trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3- or 5-pound dumbbells and water. Ages 18 and up. $8. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township. Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; www.debsfitnessparty.com. Green Township. Zumba, 6-7 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave., Dance. Aerobic/ dance work-out to Latin-inspired music. Ages 18 and up. Membership required. 591-3555; cincyrec.org. College Hill. Total Joint Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Designed for people who have finished physical therapy after joint replacement surgery but are looking to improve upon the progress they’ve made leading to a better quality of life. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $90 for 15 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.

Films Movie Day @ College Hill Library, 1 p.m., College Hill Branch Library, 1400 W. North Bend Road, Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6036; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. College Hill.

Novice and Above Summer Horse Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Winton Woods Riding Center, 10073 Daly Road, Through July 27. The experienced riding center staff will teach ages 7-17 about horse safety, breeds, grooming tacking, riding and more. $300 per camper. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 931-3057; www.greatparks.org/ rec_equestrian/horsecamps.shtm. Springfield Township.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola School, 5222 North Bend Road, Daily through July 27. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. An all boy and all girl format. Bring water bottle and lunch. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending on location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; www.laffalotcamps.com. Monfort Heights.

Summer Camp - Special Needs Youth Discovery Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Adventures in ADL’s II. Daily through July 27. Ages 13-22. Recreation, socializing and team building activities. $70 per week. Transportation roundtrip: $25 more than 10 miles, $15 within 10 miles. Registration required. 522-3860; www.clovernook.org. North College Hill.

Summer Camp - YMCA Camp Little Creek, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Holiday Happenings. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, large and small group games, science and nature activities and teambuilding activities during the day. Swimming every day except field trip days. Weekly field trip to place such as the skating rink, the zoo and JumpZone or field trip coming to us such as Madcap Puppets and Drake Planetarium. Camps run Monday-Friday. Ages 5-13. $173, $142 members. Pre and post camp available. Registration required. 923-4466; www.myy.org. Groesbeck. Preschool Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9 a.m.-noon, Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Put Play In Your Day. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, group games, story time, science and nature activities and swimming every day. Ages 3-5. $155 for 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $80 for 9 a.m. noon. Registration required. 923-4466; www.myy.org. Groesbeck. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, July 23-27. Day Camp in the Pines has Pioneers Camp for children in Kindergarten, Explorers Camp for children ages 6-8, and Voyagers Camp for children ages 9-11. Members: $135 per week; Program Participants: $170 per week. Registration fee is $25 per child, $50 per family. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Sports/Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, I.K. Kim Tae Kwon Do. July 23-27. Ages 6-12. $82 members/$107 non-members. 5217112. Springfield Township.


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Each year, my neighbor, Sandy Shelton, gifts me with one of her mother’s heirloom monkey face flowers. The leaves are a dark purplish green and the flowers do resemble a monkey face (with a bit of imagination) and they are a gorgeous shade of light purple. (Check out my blog for a photo). This plant is precious to her and her siblings since they represent a family’s history of passing down those things that have meaning. That’s why I treasure my mom’s mint and send each child off with a sprig to plant on their own, Rita much like Heikenfeld mom did. RITA’S KITCHEN And I can’t make jelly or jam without using my mother-in-law Clara’s preserving spoon. She inherited it from her mom, and it’s a simple design made of cast metal with a long handle, and an angled bottom, just perfect for stirring jelly from the sides and bottom of the pan. Food is like that, too. Seems like the recipes we enjoy most are those with a history, like the ones I’m sharing today.

Greyhound Tavern’s Pasta Gabriel

Mary Ann Wainscott, owner with her husband Butch, of this historic Northern Kentucky restaurant, shared this heirloom recipe. She told me “People absolutely love it.” I’ve given my approximate equivalents next to ingredients. Made fresh per serving. 5 oz. angel hair pasta, cooked 1 oz. (2 tablespoons) olive oil 1 tablespoon butter

Betty Crocker’s impossible pumpkin pie features a crust that doesn’t require rolling. THANKS

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3 oz. mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 oz. green onions, about ¼ cup, chopped 2 oz. tomatoes (1 small tomato), diced Salt and pepper to taste Chicken or shrimp (optional)

Put olive oil, butter and mushrooms in a sauté pan. Sauté these with a little salt to get them started. Then add garlic, green onions and, last, the tomatoes so they don’t overcook. When the tomatoes are warm, add pasta. Served with blackened chicken or shrimp. Chicken (boneless skinless, 6 oz.) is broiled and blackened and cut in strips. Shrimp (5 oz.) is broiled in a little butter and salt and pepper and small amount of white wine. All is tossed several times so flavors are mixed.

Impossible pumpkin pie

Betty Crocker’s “impossible” pies never lose their appeal, since they’re easy and tasty with no pie crust to roll I’ve had a couple requests for these. One was for the impossible quiche pie. I don’t have that recipe but do have the other, for a

pumpkin pie. 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) ½ cup original Bisquick mix ½ cup sugar 1 cup evaporated milk 1 tablespoon butter, softened 1½ to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350 and spray 9-inch pie plate. Blend all ingredients. Bake 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Refrigerate until chilled, a few hours. Serve with whipped cream. Serves 6.

Beef pot roast with garlic and ginger

This is one of those recipes that has stood the test of time. I continue to get requests for it, even in the summer. Yummy over mashed potatoes or noodles. For Carol Ann, who said this is her husband’s favorite pot roast. 1 chuck, brisket or other inexpensive roast, approximately 3 lbs. Oil for browning ¼ cup cup hot water ¾ teaspoon powdered ginger or 1 tablespoon

minced fresh ginger 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic ¼ cup soy sauce or more to taste 2 large onions, sliced 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with ¼ cup cold water

Brown beef in a small amount of oil. Cover with water, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and onion. Cover and simmer about 2-3 hours, until tender, adding water as needed, about 1 cup. Or roast, covered, in 225 degree oven. Remove meat. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce and stir until thick. (May need to add a bit more cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of cold water). Serves 6.

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SUMMER FESTIVALS Here is a list of summer festivals

July

St. Bartholomew, 9375 Winton Road, Springfield Township 6 p.m.-midnight July 27 5 p.m.-midnight July 28 4-9 p.m.July 29 Food available; chicken and ribs dinner Sunday; beer with ID, wristband For more info, 513-522-3680 ■ St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak Parish Family Festival 6 p.m.-midnight July 27 5:30 p.m.-midnight July 28 4-10:30 p.m. July 29 Food available; beer with ID, wristband; Wine Garden For more info, 513-741-5300

August

St. Therese Little Flower, 5560 Kirby Ave., Cincinnati 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 3, adult’s only 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 4 5-10 p.m. Aug. 5 Adults only Friday; food available; beer with ID, wristband For more info, 513-541-5560 For more info, 513-661-6565 ■ St. Margaret Mary, 1830 W. Galbraith Road, North College Hill Monte Carol, 7-midnight Aug. 31 4:30 p.m.-midnight Sept. 1 3-11 p.m.Sept. 2 Food available; alcohol with ID and wristband For more info, 513-521-7387

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Don’t rely on verbal warranties If you buy a used car, is the dealer responsible if something goes wrong with it after just a few days? A surprising number of people believe the dealer is responsible even if the car was sold “As Is,” meaning without a warranty. Now some judges are ruling against the dealers as well. Cason Hensley, of Walton, bought a 2001 Honda Odyssey from a used car dealer in Cleves. “We test drove the vehicle. It sounded OK and we bought it. The very next

day my fiancée goes to take it to work and the van was just spinning through its Howard gears. She Ain tells me, ‘I HEY HOWARD! can’t drive it,’” Hensley said. Hensley says he realized the van was purchased “As Is,” but says, “When they sell you a car there they say you have a 30-day unwritten warranty. It says ‘As Is’ on the

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paperwork but then they tell you, ‘Hey, if anything is wrong with it we stand behind our autos. We’ll give you 30-days.’” Hensley had paid Mike Weinle at Michael J’s Auto Sales $2,800 for the vehicle and took it back to him. Hensley says Weinle checked over the van. “He says, ‘Oh, it was just low on transmission fluid.’” But Hensley says while driving the van back to Walton he noticed the same problem occurred. This time, Hensley says, although he contacted the dealer again, nothing more was done. So he returned the van to dealership, then filed suit in small claims court seeking his money back. Weinle defended his position to the magistrate by pointing to the receipt showing the van was sold “As Is” without a warranty. But the magistrate ruled in favor of Hensley and ordered the money returned to him. Why did the judge rule for Hensley? “Well, the judge flat out told Weinle, ‘You took the car back to repair it, didn’t you? Did you touch that automobile? Yes? Well, then you took it back

to fix it, so there was an issue then,’” Hensley said. Weinle appealed, but a judge upheld the magistrate’s ruling and now he’s appealed again. “I’m just trying to be a nice guy,” Weinle said. However, he says this is not the first time magistrates have ruled against him in similar situations where he was just trying help out. The magistrates are ruling that whenever Weinle tries to fix the vehicle it negates his “As Is” warranty. I’ve heard of several used car dealers offering these verbal warranties, but believe they may tend to give consumers a false sense of security. So despite the court rulings, don’t rely on any warranty that is not in writing. Instead, get your own ASE certified mechanic to check out a vehicle before you buy it. It may cost you about $100 for the inspection, but its well worth it . Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Salvation Army has available apartments Accepting applicatons The Greater Cincinnati Salvation Army’s Booth Residence, 6000 Townevista Drive, has two-bedroom apartments available and will be accepting applications for tenancy over the next few weeks. One two-bedroom unit is available for immediate occupancy. The Booth Residence, located adjacent to The Salvation Army Center Hill Worship and Service Center, is an eight-story high rise apartment building approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Section 8 housing assistance. Booth Residence is an apartment building for the elderly (62 years and older), with a specific number of units designed for persons with mobility impairments.

The residence provides safe and comfortable living conditions at moderate costs. Booth has a policy of nondiscrimination and equal housing opportunities. All services and accommodations at the facility are available to persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, familial status, ancestry, military status, disability or national origin. Booth does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities. Applicants must meet IRS Section 42 income guidelines and gross eligible income limits established by HUD. There are limited spots available, but a waiting list will be created after the units have filled. For more information, please call Theresa Childs, Booth Administrator, at 513242-4482.

College Hill textile shop Silk Road Textiles, Cincinnati’s newest fiber art store opens Friday, July 20, at 6106 Hamilton Avenue in College Hill. The store offers ethically sourced fine fabric and yarn from around the world, catering to quilters, fiber artists, knitters and crocheters. A diverse series of classes and workshops will be available for beginners and advanced practitioners alike, while the store’s gallery space will showcase handmade art, crafts, and gifts by local artists. “My goal is for Silk Road Textiles to be a community gathering place where people are inspired and creativity

can happen, as well as a destination marketplace for beautiful fabrics, yarns and gifts,” says Terry Owen, owner and proprietor. Silk Road Textiles carries fibers from all along the legendary trade route that stretched across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Rowan Yarns and Liberty of London fabrics from the British Isles along one wall face playful Aboriginal designs from Australia and vibrant African brocades. Across the store, captivating silks and batiks from South Asia stand next to Japanese cottons and Mexican oilcloth.

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Clovernook honors employees, volunteers

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired hosted two banquets honoring volunteers and employees at Clovernook Country Club. Both banquets, in the form of luncheons, honored all of Clovernook Center’s employees and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to Clovernook Center’s mission. Employees and volunteers were treated to lunch and a program in which various awards were presented along with recognition for years of service to the organization. The following volunteers were award recipients: » Ilona Ormsby, a volunteer copyholder, re-

ceived the Most Donated Hours award for donating 352 hours from May 2011 to April 2012; » Pat Poire was recognized for her 46 years with Clovernook Center and her retirement from volunteer service and » Richard S. Kerstine, M.D., received the Helen G. Levine Award for his outstanding volunteer service as Clovernook Center’s satellite low vision clinic doctor. The following employees received awards: » Kyle Wynk, human resources coordinator – winner of the accessibility vote for submitting the best suggestion for accessibility enhancement; » Karen Schoenharl, youth services coordina-

Robin Usalis, Clovernook CEO and Dr. Richard S. Kerstine, M.D., winner of the Helen G. Levine Award for his outstanding volunteer service as Clovernook Centers satellite low vision clinic doctor. THANKS TO JESSICA

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Clovernook Center employee award winners, Karen Schoenharl of College Hill and Larry Klug of Colerain Township. THANKS TO JESSICA SALYERS tor – Samuel Benedict award to recognize her outstanding and extraordinary performance; » Larry Klug, technology specialist – Elmer Carey award for exhibit-

ing characteristics such as honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic; » Ann Pilewski, transition coordinator and VRP3 manager at the Ohio State School for the Blind

– the Founders award for her consistent commitment to improving the quality of life for people who are visually impaired; » Kim McEachirn, proofreader – Peter J. Salmon Direct Labor Employee of the Year for his consistent and outstanding service to Clovernook Center. Clovernook’s CEO,

Robin Usalis said, “It was an honor to present so many awards to individuals whose dedication to Clovernook’s mission has been an inspiration to all. I am extremely grateful for Clovernook Center’s employees and volunteers whose commitment enables us to continue serving more people who are blind or visually impaired.”

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Antonio Johnson, born 1978, possession of an open flask, 5804 Hamilton Ave., July 2. Darrick T. Ward, born 1991, possession of drugs, 5917 Hamilton Ave., July 2. Eric V. Vinegar, born 1968, disorderly conduct, 5903 Hamil-

ton Ave., July 1. Johnny White, born 1992, possession of drugs, 5742 Hamilton Ave., July 1. Joseph T. Willing, born 1989, obstructing official business, 6200 Hamilton Ave., July 7. Landre Mathes, born 1984, assault, 1901 Savannah Way, July 5. Nathaniel W. Harper, born 1988,

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION NO. 53-2012 Summary of Resolution Prohibiting Use Of Township Athletic Fields Without A Field Reservation Permit The Board of Trustees of Springfield Township has adopted Resolution No. 53-2012 which prohibits the use of Township athletic fields without a Field Permit and establishes civil fines for the violation of this regulation. The following statement is a summary of the Resolution. Complete copies of the Resolution may be obtained or viewed at the Office of the Fiscal Officer, Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and the Resolution is available on the Springfield Township website, www.Springfieldtwp.org under the Home Rule Resolutions tab.

possession of an open flask, 5804 Hamilton Ave., July 2. Shacolby Shelton, born 1990, aggravated menacing, 6244 Cary Ave., July 4. Taurikos Stallworth, born 1976, assault, 5901 Argus Road, July 5. Jason Partin, born 1979, illegal possession of prescription drugs, 5400 Kirby Ave., July 4. Michael Garner, born 1986, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 2559 W. North Bend Road, July 5. Paris Alvaughn Larkin Imani, born 1993, domestic violence, 5469 Kirby Ave., July 8. Richard A. Miller, born 1971,

domestic violence, 5376 Bahama Terrace, July 5. Steven Givens, born 1988, aggravated menacing, assault, domestic violence, 2950 Highforest Lane, July 8.

Incidents/reports Assault 5400 Hamilton Ave., July 4. Burglary 4510 Colerain Ave., July 5. 4946 Hawaiian Terrace, July 3. 5469 Kirby Ave., July 5. Criminal damaging/endangering 1401 Cedar Ave., July 5. 4872 Hawaiian Terrace, July 6.

5418 Bahama Terrace, July 4. 6356 Savannah Ave., July 5. Domestic violence Reported on Savannah Way, July 4. Passing bad checks 5564 Colerain Ave., July 3. 5564 Colerain Ave., July 3. 5564 Colerain Ave., July 3. Theft 1401 Cedar Ave., July 5. 2187 W. North Bend Road, July 3. 5801 Belmont Ave., July 4.

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Definitions Field Permit Required Field Permit Limitations Civil Citation and Appeal 4.1 Civil Citation Issued. 4.2 Form Of Civil Citation. 4.3 Method Of Service. 4.4 Permissible Answers. 4.5 Admission Of Guilt. 4.6 Express Denial Of Violations Charged In Civil Citations – Hand Delivery Of Denial. 4.7 Express Denial Of Violations Charged In Civil Citations – Mailing Of Denial. 4.8 Implicit Denial Of Violations. 4.9 Referral To Municipal Court. 4.10 Municipal Court Hearings. 4.11 Payment Of Fine After Determination Of Guilt. 4.12 Appeal. Penalties And Fines 5.1 Violation Penalties. 5.2 Administrative Fee. 5.3 Continuing Violations. Abatement And Other Lawful Remedies 6.1 Abatement Of Violation. Compliance With Law Compliance With Reading Requirements

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Pursuant to Resolution No. 53-2012, persons who violate the field reservation requirements shall be issued a Civil Citation in the following amounts: 1. $100 on the first offense; 2. $250 for the second offense; 3. $500 for the third offense; 4. $750 for the fourth offense; and 5. $1,000 for each subsequent offense.

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Juvenile female, 17, theft, warrants at 1143 Smiley Ave., June 30. Juvenile male, 14, disorderly conduct at 1143 Smiley Ave., June 30. Juvenile male, 14, domestic violence at Kary Lane, June 29. Tamika Williams, 38, 3549 Harvey Ave., theft at 1143 Smiley Ave., June 28. Shannon Cephas, 41, 3549 Harvey Ave., theft at 1143 Smiley Ave., June 28. Juvenile female, 17, assault at 601 Dewdrop Circle, June 27. Brandon Deboard, 23, 400 Bush St., theft, possession of criminal tools at 1143 Smiley Ave., July 2. Juvenile male, 14, disorderly conduct at 1143 Smiley Ave., June 30. Larry Holston, 20, 1433 Longacre, disorderly conduct at 1433 Longacre, June 30.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at basketball court at 1205 W. Kemper Road, June 30. Juvenile jumped and kicked by group of girls at 601-603 Dewdrop, June 27. Burglary House entered, digital camera valued at $100 taken at 11469 Framingham, June 29. Criminal damaging Window broken at 11502 Gaffney, June 30. Car window broken at 2096 Quail Court, June 28. Vehicle scratched with key in lot at Quinn Chapel at 10998 Southland, June 30. Criminal trespassing, theft DVDs valued at 578 taken from Wal-Mart at 1143 Smiley Ave., July 2. Robbery Man threatened in parking lot, robbed of cell phone, keys and $3 at 598 Dewdrop, June 29. Theft Tools valued at $1,700 taken from vehicle in lot at Comfort Suites at 1234 Omniplex, June 18. Reported at 1180 Smiley, June 25. Solar-powered yard lights taken from planter at at 11768 Cedarcreek, June 25. Pampers valued at $120 taken at Wal-Mart at 1143 Smiley Ave., June 24. Items valued at $97.90 taken from Wal-Mart at 1143 Smiley Ave., June 22. Pomeranian valued at $700 taken from back porch at 11420 Lincolnshire Road, July 2. Items valued at $50 taken from car parked at McDonald’s at 631 Northland Blvd., July 2. Air conditioning unit valued at $600 taken at 1148 W. Kemper Road, July 2. Truck window broken and PlayStation, games, and charger valued at $765 taken from truck in lot at Spring Hill Suites at 12001 Chase Plaza, July 1.

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POLICE REPORTS

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

Continued from Page B6

GREENHILLS Arrests/citations John Barlow, 36, 6146 Hursh Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at Winton Road and Ingram, June 9. Nisha Jones, 26, 49 Andover, operating vehicle intoxicated at Enfield, June 3. Rickey Reed, 37, 1524 Yarmouth , drug at Winton Road, June 2. Ryan White, 22, 7810 Plainfield, drug at Winton, June 2. Ledon Kelly, 21, 31 Cromwell, drug abuse at 91 Farragut Road, May 30. Juvenile male, 17, drug abuse at 91 Farragut Road, May 30.

Incidents/reports Criminal damaging Vehicle window shattered at 113 Farragut, May 31. Vehicle window shattered and items of unknown value removed at 54 Farragut, June 2.

MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations Ebony Marshall, 23, 2240 Westwood Northern Blvd., disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 8070 Hamilton Ave., June 3. Keith Williams, 30, 213 Donahue St., drug abuse at 8070 Hamilton Ave., June 6. Corday Murray, 19, 6271 Savannah Ave, drug abuse at 7700 Perry St., June 8. Juvenile male, 17, 9847 Dargate Lane, misconduct at an emergency at 1500 McMakin St., June 11. Juvenile female, 17, disorderly conduct at 7700 Perry St., June 6. Juvenile male, 14, assault, disorderly conduct at 1500 McMakin Drive, June 10. Kenneth Norwood, 43, 2818 Shaffer Ave., drug abuse at 7701 Hamilton Ave., June 11. Deany Hampton, 27, 2323 Aquarius Drive, use, possession at 1507 Kinney Ave., June 11. Keith White, 25, 7450 Bernard, disorderly conduct at 8070 Hamilton Ave., June 16. Jerrod Reynolds, 25, 147 Kraft, child endangering, drug abuse at 7419 Werner, June 15. Darryl Ross, 45, 7373 Elizabeth, open container at 1598 Madison Ave., June 20. Kienna Bonavita, 21, 1490 W. Galbraith Road, open container at 1616 Compton Road, June 13. Tyler Williams, 19, 79 Waverly Place, drug abuse at 8208 Hamilton Ave., June 13. Megan Franken, 21, 507 Kinney, drug abuse at 7409 Perry, June 12. Joshua Brandy, 23, 2319 May Street, drug abuse at Hamilton Ave., June 25.

Johnell McKinney, 24, 9756 Arvin, assault at 8200 Hamilton Ave., June 23. Tamika Cornwall, 34, 6107 Kingsford, drug abuse at 1404 Compton Road, June 28. James Cormican, 44, 1914 Stevens Ave., domestic violence at Kemper Avenue, June 29. Kevin Herderson, 20, 3914 Gatewood, drug abuse at 7836 Clovernook, June 29. Joyce King, 57, 6074 Lantana, theft, drug abuse at 7900 Hamilton Ave., July 4. Jeremy Sanford, 34, 1514 Compton Road, aggravated burglary, aggravated menacing at 1514 Compton Road, July 3. Christopher Washington, 29, 11243 Loganberry Court, carrying concealed weapons, drug abuse at 8070 Hamilton Ave., July 1. James Illing, 28, 6574 Simon, drug abuse at Hamilton Ave., Jan. 0. Dwight Huff, 41, 8000 Hamilton Ave., drug abuse at 8000 Hamilton Ave., June 30. Adam Wilson, 27, 1776 Bising, drug abuse at 7811 Hamilton Ave., June 30. Calvinan Jackson, 28, 1631 Sparkle, disorderly conduct at 8070 Hamilton Ave., June 30.

system, camera and currency of unknown value removed at 7412 Maple, July 5. Criminal damaging Windshield and vehicle damaged at 1140 Compton Road, June 9. Business window damaged at 7613 Hamilton Ave., July 5. Domestic violence Male reported at Elizabeth, July 5. Theft AC unit valued at $3,000 removed at 7211 Bernard, June 4. Phone of unknown value removed at 7700 Perry St., June 8. Trailer valued at $4,000 removed at 7833 Hamilton Ave., June 13. AC unit of unknown value removed from residence at 1716 Cedar St., June 29. Mower valued at $180 removed at 7702 Elizabeth St., June 23. Various medications of unknown value removed through deception at 7864 Hamilton Ave., June 29.

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6121 Belleair Place: Creasey, William J. Tr. to Holcomb, Shaunna Dee; $60,000. 6625 Daly Road: France, Nikita L. and Sherwyn Tennassee to Federal National Mortgage Association; $42,000. 1170 Homeside Ave.: Lot King Limited Partnership to Priceview LLC; $53,600. 1520 Larry Ave.: Lohr, Peggy E. to Crowne Ventures LLC; $150,000.

5739 Wintrop Ave.: PNC Bank NA to Diegmueller, James F. Tr.; $11,500. 1542 Wittlou Ave.: Mills, Neil P. and Lloyd R. Lorenzsonn to Jones, James L. and Edwina Adams; $104,000.

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832 Cascade Road: Cleavinger, Brian S. and Stacey L. BenoitCleavinger to Jones, Aundrea; $94,000. 650 Cranford Drive: Armitage,

Cindy J. Tr. to Wynn, Donna S. and Kimberly J. Barth; $50,500. 11633 Elkwood Drive: Fannie Mae to Sao, Sok C.; $30,000. 11571 Folkstone Drive: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to CSP Paras LLC; $46,900. 2159 Rangoon Court: Burnet Capital LLC to Gloria Properties LLC; $32,900. 2210 Rubicon Place: Bank of Kentucky Inc. The to Vollman, Daniel; $42,000. 980 Smiley Ave.: Jackson, Eric Tr.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. to Gerbus Properties Inc.; $43,000.

GREENHILLS

18 Andover Road: Detsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Monroe, Rhonda; $71,500. 33 Hayden Drive: Venable, Charles B. and Susan J. to Miller, Stacey A.; $133,000. 78 Junefield Ave.: Russell, Alana to Samuel, Mark E.; $100,000.

MOUNT AIRY

Barry Larkin HaLL of fame Commemorative SeCtion We celebrate the career of Cincinnati native and one of the greatest Reds in team history— Barry Larkin. With an intro by former teammate Sean Casey.

2600 Allaire Ave.: Downs, Maggie Annette to U.S. Bank NA; $44,000. 2624 Jessup Road: Marquette, Yvonne to Fannie Mae; $122,910. 2623 Mount Airy Ave.: Gerold, Gregory L. to Martin, Kelli D.; $107,500. 2718 North Bend Road: Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Co. to Lello, Dan Tr.; $147,000. 2718 North Bend Road: Lello, Dan Tr. to Xu, Chen and Bing Yu; $205,000.

MOUNT HEALTHY

7919 Hickman St.: Penklor Properties LLC to Ewers, Michael J. and Heather S.; $53,000. 1939 Madison Ave.: Stanger, Kenneth W. to Midfirst Bank; $104,820. 7354 Perry St.: Barker, Michael C. to Dubose, Robert E. and Judith K.; $43,000. 1555 St. Clair Ave.: Sams, J. Donald and Nancy Hunt Sams to Cooper, Tommie L.; $54,500.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL

Your Guide to the BenGals traininG Camp Bengals training camp is downtown for the first time. We’ll provide tips on where to see the players, schedules, maps, and more.

1833 Dallas Ave.: Cormican, Walt to Bank of America NA; $22,000. 1517 Gardenwood Court: Wynn, Christal M. to Wynn, Christal M.; $17,250. 1517 Gardenwood Court: Hetteberg, Richard J. to Wynn, Christal M.; $17,250. 1480 Larann Lane: Fiedeldey, R. Elena to Benavides, Jesus and Lourdes; $95,000.

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1910 Windmill Way: Federal National Mortgage Association to Cincinnati Neighborhood Housing Group Ll; $22,000. 8787 Winton Road: Pluister, Rebecca Jean Tr. to Viola, Matthew E. Tr. and Michael L. Viola Tr.; $46,900. 8463 Cottonwood Drive: Blackpine Investments LLC to Blackpine Investments LLC and KGM Capital LLC; $33,000. 8553 Cottonwood Drive: Black-

pine Investments LLC to Blackpine Investments LLC and KGM Capital LLC; $33,000. 11680 Dutchess Lane: Haeussler, Mary K. Tr. and David J. Tr. to Blackwell, Laura K. and Kenneth; $215,000. 10587 Hadley Road: Eby, Burton E. and Martha L. to Dyson, Heather; $106,000. 1716 Kemper Road: Leslie, Amanda M. to Bank Of New York Mellon The; $56,000. Kemper Road: Haeussler, Mary K. Tr. and David J. Tr. to Blackwell, Laura K. and Kenneth; $215,000. 1282 Landis Lane: Advantage Bank to Mitchell, Kimberly R.; $52,500. 23 Laurel Ave.: Feltner, Barbara J. to Arch Bay Holdings LLC Series 2010b; $32,000. 976 Lost Crossing Drive: Drees Co. The to McElrath-Slade, Rose; $121,005. 1113 McKelvey Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Disser, Cindy; $50,000. 1309 Meredith Drive: Blair, Beatrice to Diegmuelle, R. James F. Tr.; $25,000. 1559 Meredith Drive: Crenshaw, Michelle to Bazel, Theodore Jr.; $10,500. 10877 Sprucehill Drive: Weaver, Jason and Lori A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $74,725. 9671 Wildbrook Lane: JASM Properties LLC to Frey, Steven J.; $73,750. 1910 Windmill Way: Galarde, Scott to Federal National Mortgage Association; $36,000. 9620 Winton Road: U.S. Bank Trust NA Tr. (for LSF NPL II Trust) to Staudt, John; $77,000. 1320 Aldrich Ave.: McKenzie, Ron to Bank of America NA; $26,000. 1467 Biloxi Drive: Victory Community Bank to Keesee, Stevie; $80,000. 795 Cloverview Ave.: Wheeler, Robert Burns Jr. and Virginia Claire to McCoy, Todd C.; $116,000. 949 Crossing Pointe: Hughes, Porter Jr. to Fannie Mae; $84,000. 8799 Desoto Drive: Hill, Celia A. to Stroud, Anthony W. Tr.; $17,000. 2284 Lincoln Ave.: Lucios, Emeliana to U.S. Bank NA; $38,000. 8646 Monsanto Drive: MJV Properties Investments LLC to Johnson, Rick and Roberta J.; $78,000. 8351 Newbury St.: EH Pooled 611 LP to Bayyari, Hani; $20,000. 1032 Sunwood Court: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to EH Pooled 811 LP; $21,750. 1032 Sunwood Court: EH Pooled 811 LP to McMillan Capital Group Ll; $24,405. 1064 Wellspring Drive: Brewer, Jesse Tr. to 1064 Wellspring LLC; $16,000. 9905 Winton Road: Ohara, Robert Jr. Tr. and Jeffrey A. Tr. to Ohara, Jeffrey A.; $100,000. 9448 Beech Drive: Macbrair, Karen L. to Jiace Investments Ltd.; $61,035. 1910 Windmill Way: Federal National Mortgage Association to Cincinnati Neighborhood Housing Group Ll; $22,000. 8787 Winton Road: Pluister, Rebecca Jean Tr. to Viola, Matthew E. Tr. and Michael L. Viola Tr.; $46,900. 10842 Birchridge Drive: Bank Of America NA to Wood, Lawrence Jr.; $17,500. 7900 Burgundy Lane: Third

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 Stawley Boss, 20, 1281 Norman, drug abuse at 1281 Norman, June 30. Wyteis Lahimore, 20, 1341 W. North Bend, domestic violence at 7132 Hamilton Ave., June 30. Darren Farnese, 17, 951 Avir Court, obstructing official business, receiving stolen property at 2035 Sundale, June 30.

Incidents/reports

Federal Savings and Loan Association Of Cleveland to Strong Properties LLC; $41,000. 10576 Farmhill Court: Clemens, Linda K. to Kash, Aaron E.; $150,000. 12061 Havilland Court: Thomas, Marlene G. to PNC Bank NA; $72,000. 2102 Hillrose Court: Lanham, Ann C. to Hardesty, Charles K. and Nicole L.; $148,000. 8788 Long Lane: Beato, Barbara J. Tr. and Charles David Tr. to Wuske, Shirley A.; $118,000. 1062 Meredith Drive: Warren, Michael J. and Johnnie Warren to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $62,000. 939 Springbrook Drive: Waksmundski, John and Susan B. to Chevalier, Robert and Kathleen; $158,065. 1126 Tassie Lane: Criswell, Rodney to Parrish, Marcus; $25,000. 9618 Trafford Court: Blair, Tracey S. and Carlos to Watkins, Deandrea Tr.; $25,159. 1006 Vacationland Drive: Chambers, Anna R. to Riordan, James M.; $75,000. 7621 View Place Drive: Lang, Lori J. and Andrew J. Reinhart to Wolfley, Kay; $165,000. 2085 Arrowood Place: ST Homes LLC to Lawson, Brandi M. and Matthew T. Brunsman; $108,000. 11954 Deerhorn Drive: Sanders, Deushawn to Reece-Stewart, Tiffany and Ladonte D. Stewart; $139,000. 10336 Faske Drive: Durkin, Beverly A. Tr. to Roberts, Drew L.; $58,000. 929 Finney Trail: Rogers, Vanessa C. to Fannie Mae; $108,000. 8780 Fontainebleau Terrace: Mullins, Rhoda L. and Terry L. to Hampton, Otis L. and Beatrice Reliford; $86,500. 1766 Fullerton Drive: Deutsch Bank Trust Co. Americas Tr. to Du, Rick; $57,449. 1948 Fullerton Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Bell, Warren Sr.; $109,000. 8358 Jadwin St.: Thomas, Virginia to Nyberg, Christian H.; $76,000. 8693 Long Lane: Webster, Michelle A. to Selvia, Jack W. and Linda R.; $135,000. 1909 Lotushill Drive: Penklor Properties LLC to Wilmanns, Eric Gunter and Avery Kenyon Wilmanns; $51,500. 1396 Meredith Drive: Workman, Yvonne to Martin, Joseph and Brenda; $31,750. 8886 Monsanto Drive: Wiot, Barbara A. and James M. Huck to Ware, Jessica and Mary C. Walsh; $55,750. 9379 Montoro Drive: Guardian Savings Bank FSB to Kathman, Derek W.; $78,000. 1010 Newcastle Drive: Christophel, Janet L. Tr. to Duke, George W.; $136,500. 1360 Randomhill Road: Penklor Properties LLC to Wilmanns, Eric Gunter and Avery Kenyon Wilmanns; $52,600. 12171 Regency Run Court: McGraw, Robert L. to Eschenbrenner, Mary Kay; $78,000. 2140 Sevenhills Drive: Shah, Miteshkumar N. and Mitelkumar N. to Cincinnati Neighborhood Housing Group LLC; $26,000. 840 Southmeadow Circle: Powell, Judith Lynn to Danieley, Susan E.; $75,000. 861 Southmeadow Circle: Parcon, Jason to Richardson, Jarrod E.; $95,000. 1575 Springdale Road: KBR Commercial LLC to Phillippo, Scott and Nikki Hagaman; $97,900. 10039 Thoroughbred Lane: Big Move Properties LLC to Jackson, Michael B. and Kimberly F.; $238,000. 1934 Windmill Way: Ashford, Jimmie L. Jr. and Victoria L. to Hughes Homes LLC; $26,000.

Assault Victim pushed into wall at 7220 Pippin Road, June 21. Victim struck at 1490 W. Galbraith Road, June 27. Burglary Residence entered at 6839 Richard Ave., June 23. Residence entered through window at 1919 Dallas, June 19. Rear door kicked in and copper removed at 8377 Bobolink Drive, June 19. Residence entered and attempt made to remove items at 7109 Hamilton Ave., June 30. TV of unknown value removed at 7109 Hamilton Ave., June 26.


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