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Teens ‘know they can’ Will be at CABVI 5K By Monica Boylson

Abby Bolling singing is like second nature. On Sunday, Aug. 12, the 18year-old will sing “The Star Spangled Banner,” before the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s “Know You Can” 5K walk/run at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Bolling is no stranger to CABVI or performing at the race. The visually-impaired teen participates in music therapy at the center and will sound off the race for the third time. “I get a little bit of stage fright but I have a little less nerves because I’ve done it before,” Bolling said. Bolling said she was influenced by her time at CABVI as a participant and a volunteer. She will attend the University of Day-

ton in the fall to study music therapy. “It’s important for people to realize that visual impairment or blindness doesn’t hold anyone back in any particular way,” Kathy Gottschlich, CABVI director of devlopment and community relations, said. “Abby has a gorgeous voice and we love to have clients participate by singing the national anthem.” After Bolling sings her last note, she too will join the walk.

Last year, she won a trophy for completing the race in the fastest time for her age range. Also taking strides will be a client who is in Bolling’s music therapy group. Cassandra Proud, 17, Delhi Township, will lace up her sneakers and walk in the 5K with her friends. Proud is participating in CABVI’s fitness challenge and See TEENS, Page A2

Abby Bolling, 18, Finneytown, will perform the national anthem THANKS TO PATSY BAUGHN.

Finneytown schools OK bond issue

1.98 mill levy on ballot Nov. 6 By Monica Boylson

Mark Myers, 30, of Delhi Township recently joined the Mount Healthy Police Department. Myers mom, Kathy, pins his badge to his shirt during a swearing-in ceremony at the Mount Healthy Council Meeting, July 17. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mount Healthy welcomes new police officer By Monica Boylson

The Mount Healthy Police Department welcomed parttime police officer Mark Myers to the force with a swearing-in ceremony, July 17, during the Mount Healthy council meeting. Mount Healthy Police Chief Marc Waldeck said that choosing Myers for the position was an easy decision. “He’s very personable and has a great attitude. We wanted someone who was people-orient-

ed, a quick thinker and had good common sense,” Waldeck said. “Mark has a great attitude and we think he’ll be a perfect fit.” Myers, a Delhi Township resident, graduated from the Great Oaks police academy in 2008. He currently works part time in New Richmond, Ohio. “I really wanted to get into Hamilton County,” Myers said, adding that he will work part time at both police departments. “I will make Mount Healthy my priority.” Myers said he is happy to


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Voters in the Finneytown Local School District will vote on a bond issue on the Nov. 6 ballot. The Finneytown board of education on July 23 approved putting a 15-year 1.98 mill levy on the ballot to raise $4.7 million for new construction, improvements, renovations and additions to school facilities and to provide furnishing, equipment for the improvements. According Horn to the annual certification from county auditor Dusty Rhodes, the yearly cost of the bond issue for an owner of a $100,000 home is $58.77. The purpose of the 15-year levy is to address capital projects. “Our big-ticket items are roofs, security and paving. Also we’ll be doing some interior retrofitting of classrooms and updating windows, seats, lighting and a new roof in the Performing Arts Center,” board President Laura Horn said. Horn said that after creating an improvement forecast, the board discussed a plan to tackle any capital projects in the next six years. After identifying the necessary upgrades and the cost, the board began work to present a bond issue to the taxpayers. David Oliverio, district treasurer, said that the $4.7 million necessary to complete the projects was beyond the realm of the current

“If the bond issue doesn’t pass we will have to take money from the operating levy.” DAVID OLIVERIO

School district treasurer

permanent improvement levy that had an ending cash balance of $2.3 million for 2011-12. “There are projects that can’t be ignored,” Oliverio said, adding that many classrooms in the school district have trash cans placed to catch the rain leaking from the roof. “If the bond issue doesn’t pass we will have to take money from the operating levy.” The operating levy’s primary purpose is to operate the school and educational programs, the treasurer said, and with its cash flow should last three more years. “We don’t want to compromise the purpose of the operating levy,” Oliverio said. Horn said that what makes a bond issue more effective than a permanent improvement levy is the fact that school district will get all the money once the issue is passed rather than in increments over several years. “It will allow us to do everything up front,” Horn said. Oliverio added that if the bond issue passes, construction could begin within six months of receiving the funds. “Our hope is that people will see this as a benefit and that they will support the bond issue in order to help improve the buildings,” Horn said.

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BRIEFLY Orchestra plays at Grove hall

The Cincinnati Civic Orchestra will present a free Summer Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Grove Banquet Hall in Springfield Township. The concert will feature

pieces from movies “Anastasia,” “The King and I,” and “Ol’ Man River.” There will also be patriotic songs and an Armed Forces salute. “It’s going to be a very family friendly concert,” conductor Larry Bonhaus said. “There’s stuff the kids


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County fair

The 157th Hamilton County Fair will be Aug. 812 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, near Vine and Paddock streets, in Carthage. Days and times are: 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 8-10; 11 a.m.-11 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 11; and 11 a.m.-9 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 12. For more info 513-7614224

Winton Wood uniform swap

Winton Woods Middle School Principal Lisa Votaw is hosting a uniform swap for all students in the district from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the gymnasium at the middle

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school, 147 Farragut Road, Greenhills. There will be uniform pieces separated into three areas according to their condition. Grilled hot dogs will be served at the swap, which will take place one week before the first day of school for students in first, second, third, fifth, seventh and ninth grades. “All students are invited to bring their slightly used uniform items and exchange them with someone else for clothes that may fit more appropriately. We want to help our students dress for success,” said Votaw.

Accepting applications

The Winton Woods Board of Education accepted the resignation of board memebr Brandon Wiers during a special meeting July 18. The board is accepting resumes to replace the position which Wiers will vacate effective Aug. 15. Candidates must be a registered voter and have lived within the district’s boundaries for at least one year. Applicants must submit a resume and letter of intent to the board by Friday, Aug. 10.

Applications should be sent to Winton Woods City School District, Attention: Tim Cleary, Phillips Board President, 1215 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

New principal

Winton Woods Intermediate School has a new principal. Rachael Phillips, 42, Middletown, has joined the school district bringing with her 20 years of education experience, including six years in administration. Phillips was recommended to the board of education by superintendent Camille Nasbe during a July 23 board meeting as a replacement for principal Tonya West-Wright whose resignation is effective July 31. “I can’t wait for the kids to start,” Phillips said. “We’ll be learning and growing together. We’re going to have an academic focus and make sure we’re getting test scores where they need to be.”

Left-over sale items

Greenhills Trash to Treasures communitywide yard sale is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Our Lady of the Rosary Parish sponsors the sale. Residents who have leftover material can dropped it off at the parish’s school, 17 Farragut Road, from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 11; residents who are not hosting a yard sale may also donate items

from at the school. If residents need something picked up, call the parish office 513-825-8626. No clothes are accepted.

Backpack change

The Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education voted at its June 25 meeting to eliminate the existing requirement that book bags be made of clear or mesh material. “There is a lot of anecdotal data that we no longer need this,” said board vice president John Pennycuff, adding that this removes another administrative load from the district’s principals.

McAuley Summer Splash

Girls entering eighth grade are invited to McAuley High School’s Summer Splash from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. The girls will play water games, participate in hands-on activities, and learn about some of McAuley’s programs and offerings. Parents are encouraged to stay for coffee, pastries and conversation with members of McAuley’s administration. The day will include lunch and the opportunity to get to know other eighthgrade girls, current McAuley students and McAuley’s faculty and staff. Admission is free, but space is limited. RSVP and obtain a permission slip at Contact Marie Knecht at or 681-1800, ext. 2272.

Teens Continued from Page A1

Retirement living made just a bit sweeter.

thought the walk would be a fun way to get exercise. “I’ve been walking around my neighborhood every day since June,” Proud said. Last year’s 5K had 369 participants and Proud is looking forward to interacting with the crowd. “I can’t wait to get with friends and have a good time and just enjoy the day,” Proud said. Before she sings at the walk/run, Bolling with have a chance to win the Delhi Skirt Game’s Rising Start on Thursday, Aug. 2, at Remke/Biggs on Delhi Road. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Spring Grove Ceme-

FREE Ice Cream Social & Open House Thursday, August 9, 1-4pm Taste and see how wonderful our StoneBridge community is. Golf nearby, great people who love life, ongoing social events – all wrapped in a tranquil setting on nature’s doorstep. Bring your friends. Plan to drop by for our FREE Ice Cream Social. Then join us for a guided bus tour of our community cottages and the gorgeous grounds. Don’t forget to ask about our special Offer of a Lifetime (20% off entrance fees, and no monthly service fees for six months). Retirement really is better here.


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Smooth Jazz in the Park set for Aug. 4

As it celebrates its 11th year, Smooth Jazz in the Park continues to be a great event for the whole family. The music will be 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Central Park, at the corner of Winton and Kemper roads behind the Forest Park city administration building. As in past years, the free concert allows attendees to set up small tents and bring refreshments, although grills and alcohol are not welcome. “It’s a family event,” Forest Park Human Resources Director Tye Smith said. “People come early in the morning to stake out their spots and set up their tents.” The headliner for the concert is SoundFuzion. Also performing will be the Hank Stephens Experience and Blue Wisp’s Young Lions. Performing between acts will be DJ Perry Simmons who will incorporate

jazz sounds with his mixing style along with Ellis Williams, a saxophonist for three years, and a seventh grader from Winton Hills School. Smith said the event is produced by Project ArtReach. Forest Park is a sponsor for the event. The event plans a lot for kids centered around music and art. There’s a Kidz Art of Jazz tent for children age 5 to 12 to work on projects. The Project ArtReach website says the tent is designed to bring out the imaginative and creative talents of children as they are introduced to jazz music. Past projects include a paint by numbers mural and mosaic benches. Two of the benches sit outside the senior center. “It’s a real community arts project,” Smith said. “The kids have a lot of fun and their parents enjoy the festival, too.”

Forest Park voting on aggregation By Jennie Key

Forest Park City Council is taking another look at a program that can save residents money on their gas and electric bills. Council voted unanimously to put electric and natural gas aggregation on the ballot this fall at its meeting Monday night, July 16. Voters rejected the programs in 2010. There are two ballot issues – one for natural gas aggregation, the other for electric aggregation. 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 can get on his own. Ohio law allows com-


mation circulating during the last attempt. Councilman Wyndell Burns said the city will have to do a good job of explaining the program in layman’s terms and should anticipate and answer questions residents are likely to ask. “I am totally in favor of this,” Burns said. “It’s important to make sure our our residents have a clear understanding of the program. It will directly affect possible savings on the cost of their natural gas and electric bills.” Community and Economic Development Director Chris Anderson said the city will post information about aggregation on the city’s website at “The city administration and council were neutral the last time,” he said. “This is something we should be advocating.”





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losophy to the streets. “We are called to serve,” says Jeff Hosmer, senior pastor and head of staff at Northminster, “and CONNECT has become a wonderful way for our church to do that.” The goal of CONNECT is to get a large number of Northminster members to experience a one-day hands-on service work day working in the community to share the love of Christ with people who may never feel comfortable going into a church. “It is gratifying to see so many people come together and help in so many ways,” adds Hosmer. Interested volunteers may contact the church office at 931-0243.

aggregation, voters must pass the ballot issues. Since 2001, a dozen communities in Hamilton County have voted on aggregation measures. Forest Park is the only community in the county in which voters said no. In that election, 54 percent of the voters voted no and 46 percent of them were in favor of the program. Some council members say they think voters were confused in 2010 and didn’t really understand the issue. Mayor Chuck Johnson said the city has two jobs now: educate voters and do some surveying to see how much people understand about aggregation and whether the community will support the ballot issues. Councilman David Lives said he believes there was a lot of misinfor-


Church CONNECTs with volunteer day Northminster Presbyterian Church in Finneytown has focused on being a missional church for a number of years. As part of its focus on mission, CONNECT was launched in 2008 as a way to get members and friends of Northminster out in the community to do a variety of service projects in a single day. The fifth annual CONNECT Day being held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, provides an opportunity for Northminster members to get involved in mission and outreach. As a part of the communities that make up the northern hills, this is one way that Northminster takes its missional phi-

munities such as townships and cities to form aggregation buying groups. Officials neHodges gotiate and contract with an outside supplier for all of the customer-members in its group. Aggregations can be formed to buy natural gas, electricity or both. Under aggregation programs, it is only the generator of the power that is up for change. Duke Energy continues to be the local utility company responsible for providing maintenance, customer service, and billing for the transmission and distribution of the customer’s natural gas and electric power. To take advantage of

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Winton Woods Board President Tim Cleary presents the district’s Apple Award to, from left, Marie Auciello Vollmar, Denise Davenport and Amy Uecker. PROVIDED.

Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club awarded five scholarships this year. The recipients were, from left, Nicholas Hoffman, Emily Cleary, Corey Stewart, Justin Taylor and Kaitlin Otto. PROVIDED.

Kiwanis awards scholarships

Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club awarded five scholarships this year. » Dr. David O’Connor Award – Corey Stewart. He is in his second year at the Ohio State University where he is studying nursing. He has joined Glee Club, Phi Kappa Alpha, and tried out and will be OSU’s mascot, Brutus. He is a graduate of Winton Woods High School. » Joyce Haller Award – Nicholas Hoffman is a graduate of Roger Bacon High School. He plans to attend the

University Cincinnati to study biology-premed with a focus on pediatrics. The following students received $2,000 Kiwanis awards: » Kaitlin Otto. A Winton Woods High School grad, is in her second year at University of Cincinnati studying early childhood education. She is active in DAFT, was in “Peter Pan,” will be vice president of her sorority, and belongs to Future Educators Association. » Emily Cleary, a graduate of Winton Woods High School, will study nursing at Univer-

sity of Cincinnati with a minor in Spanish. She hopes to join Nurses Without Borders or the Peace Corps. » Justin Taylor, a graduate of Winton Woods High School, will attend the Ohio State University to study mechanical engineering. Scholarship Chairman Ben Floyd thanked the committee for its hard work sifting through the many applications for scholarships this year: Catherine Bidleman, Jeff McKanna and Bill Nolan.

4 win district’s Apple awards Winton Woods High School intervention specialists Denise Davenport, Marie Auciello Vollmar, Amy Uecker and Crisinda Tackett were honored as the recipients of the district’s Apple Award at the May board of education meeting. Tackett was described by Patty D’Arcy, director of student services, as “a valued employee who provides necessary services to the students of Winton Woods City Schools.” Tackett orginally was hired as an elementary school counselor, “but the job morphed into something bigger,” said Camille Nasbe, superintendent. As family support specialist, Tackett brought mental health services to students by enlisting the support of community agencies, and she linked families to agencies. Winton Woods High School intervention specialists Denise Da-

venport, Marie Auciello Vollmar and Amy Uecker also were honored with the district’s Apple Award. With the help and support of Uecker, the high school’s special education facilitator, Davenport and Vollmar put together a comprehensive Response to Intervention plan for reading and math for ninth and 10th grades that will be implemented in the fall.

administration; Jeffery Murphy, doctor of medicine; Elizabeth Mutters, bachelor of science in health sciences; Courtney Myrick, bachelor of arts; Sean Newton, bachelor of arts; Diana Nguyen, bachelor of science in nursing; Hong-Ngoc Nguyen, bachelor of business administration; Andrew Nichols, bachelor of business administration; Thomas Niehaus, bachelor of fine arts; Jessica Noble, associate of applied business; Nicole Oehler, bachelor of arts; Isaac Oti, master of engineering; April Parson, associate of applied science; Kevin Pearce, associate of applied science; Johnathen Pegram, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology; Christopher Pelfrey, bachelor of science; Kristin Plott, doctor of pharmacy; Michelle Posega, associate of applied science; Shania Powell, bachelor of arts; Danielle Powley, master of education; Ashley Queen-Janning, master of social work; Elizabeth Reed, bachelor of science; Sarah Reinhart, bachelor of science in education; Anne Robeson, associate of applied science; Nicole Roehrich, bachelor of arts; Keisha Rollins-Mingo, bachelor of arts; Kayla Roush, bachelor of social work; Janet Rudemiller, associate of applied business; Stephen Russo, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering; Ilvia Sabato, bachelor of science; Austin Salter, bachelor of arts; Caressa Sams, bachelor of science; Rachel Sanders, associate of applied science; Daniel Scheetz, master of education; Margaret Schmidt, master of arts; Anne Schmitt, bachelor of science in nursing; Gregory Schulman, associate of applied science; Nichole Schupp, bachelor of business administration; Scott Schuster, master of science; Kimberly Schwartz, master of arts; Lashun Scott, associate of applied science; Amanda Seibert, bachelor of social work; Bryant Shannon, bachelor of business

administration; Amanda Shaw, bachelor of arts; Donnie Shive, bachelor of science in civil engineering; Devin Sillies, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering technology; Holly Skiba, associate of arts; Cherie Solomon, master of social work; Mandy Sparks, associate of arts; Juanita Stallings, bachelor of science in nursing; Savannah Stark, bachelor of arts; William Stelter, master of community planning; Jenifer Sult, bachelor of science in design; Maria Sunderhaus, bachelor of business administration; Lakishia Swain, bachelor of business administration; Joshua Taylor, associate of arts; Tia Taylor, bachelor of business administration; Karen Thoma, bachelor of arts; Branden Thomas, master of science; Molly Thurman, bachelor of science; Joanna Tidwell, bachelor of science in design; Andrea Trachsel, bachelor of science in chemical engineering; Terrance Truitt, bachelor of science; Amy Tucker, bachelor of science in nursing; Tiara Turner, bachelor of science; Marcus Vines, master of arts; Stephanie Viola, bachelor of science in education; Kristen Vogt, bachelor of science in education; Anne Vollman, bachelor of arts; Akshata Wadekar, bachelor of science in design; Matthew Wagner, juris doctor; Bruce Walker, master of business administration; James Walker, bachelor of science; Bralynda Watkins, master of social work; Derren Welton, associate of arts; Rachael Wermuth, associate of applied business; Phylicia Wilford, master of social work; Tracey Williams, bachelor of arts; Amanda Wilmes, bachelor of science in education; Susan Wolterman, bachelor of science; Keegan Wooden, master of arts; Ashley Wright, master of science in nursing; Peter Wright, bachelor of science; Brittany York, master of arts; and Brian Zentgraf, bachelor of science in computer science.

Family support specialist Crisinda Tackett was presented with an Apple Award by Winton Woods City School Board President Tim Cleary. PROVIDED.


The following students have graduated from the University of Cincinnati: Zeresenai Abraha, bachelor of science in computer engineering technology; Mallorie Agin, bachelor of science in nursing; Leah Aho, bachelor of science in nursing; Tiffany Allen, juris doctor; Jennifer Amato, bachelor of science; Catherine Asebrook, bachelor of business administration; Nicole Back, master of science in nursing; Gregory Bahrani, associate of arts; Denis Bailey, bachelor of arts; Brian Ballok, master of architecture; Balynnda Barrett, associate of arts; Michael Benton, master of education; Charles Bindis, master of music; Angelica Blue, bachelor of science; Kelli Blum, master of arts; Mary Boeddeker, bachelor of science in design; Andrew Boeing, bachelor of science; TerRasha Bonds, associate of applied science; Teri Brantley-Hudson, master of social work; Jeffrey Brennan, bachelor of science; Toni Brock, bachelor of arts; Kyle Burns, master of architecture; Mildred Bush, associate of arts; Molly CaJacob, juris doctor; Lee Carraher, master of science; Michelle Carter, bachelor of science in nursing; Aluthgama Chandananda, master of social work; Megan Chapman, bachelor of business administration; Lianlin Chi, master of science; Sherry Christon, master of social work; Thomas Chung, doctor of medicine; Ebonie Clay, master of social work; Portia Clay, master of education; Angela Crenner, bachelor of science in design; Casey Croslin, bachelor of science in education; Daniel Dean, master of fine arts; Babette DeLong, master of social work; Emily Denterlein, bachelor of business administration; Erica DeNuzio, bachelor of science in architectural engineering technology; Peter Denuzio, bachelor of arts; David Diegmueller, bachelor of business administration; Krystal Dove, associate of applied science;

Kimberly Dudley, bachelor of science in health sciences; Regina Dunlap, bachelor of social work; Kayla Dunn, master of science; Trisha Durham, bachelor of arts; Jeanette Eder, bachelor of arts; Shatica English, bachelor of science in nursing; Bradley Epperson, bachelor of arts; Nicholas Ernest, master of science; Jasmine Essex, associate of applied science; David Evers, associate of applied science; Jake Fabrey, bachelor of science in civil engineering; Bridget Faciane, master of social work; Erika Feingold, bachelor of science; Rachael Feldman, master of social work; Kyle Ficker, bachelor of science in civil engineering; Benjamin Fleischer, bachelor of arts; Rachel Fleischer, bachelor of science in design; Lauren Flick, bachelor of science; Preston Frasch, master of arts; Troy Frasier, master of community planning; Christy Frazier, post-baccalaureate certificate; Ashleigh Friason, associate of applied science; Charles Fry, associate of applied science; Michael Gaines, doctor of education; Diana Garrett, associate of applied science; Maureen Gartner, master of science in nursing; Kyle Geideman, bachelor of arts; Kevin Gibboney, bachelor of arts; Carece Golsby, associate of applied science; Timothy Gory, undergraduate certificate; Joseph Graber, associate of arts; Jaclyn Greenwell, doctor of pharmacy; Suzi Grgas, master of social work; Amy Grider, bachelor of science in education; Sarah Grogan, bachelor of music; Samantha Gustafson, bachelor of science in design; Jonathan Hacker, bachelor of science in information technology; Rebecca Hale, post-baccalaureate certificate; Collins Hall, bachelor of business administration; Wendy Harman, bachelor of science; Ryan Harper, bachelor of arts; Patrick Hasler, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering; Megan Hathaway, bachelor of science

in civil engineering; Danielle Henry, master of architecture; Samuel Henson, associate of arts; Heidi Heyse, bachelor of science; Tamika Hill, associate of arts; Whitney Holtgrefe, bachelor of science; Allen Howard, bachelor of science; Mary Hurley, associate of arts; Kaitlyn Igel, bachelor of science in nursing; Nicole Jackson, master of science in nursing; Derrick Jenkins, doctor of philosophy; Cynthia Jennings, master of science in nursing; Jamie Johnson, bachelor of science; Mindi Johnson, bachelor of science in education; Claudie Jones, master of arts; Abigail Jung, bachelor of science in education; Jacqueline Keller, associate of applied science; Valrie Kelly, undergraduate certificate; Kenyah Kemp, bachelor of science in nursing; Bradley Knipper, master of science; Kevin Koch, associate of applied science; Amanda Kunkel, bachelor of science in education; Daniel Lawson, bachelor of fine arts; Binh Le, bachelor of business administration; Charlie Lester, doctor of philosophy; Moustapha Lo, bachelor of science in chemical engineering; Catherine Lockerd, bachelor of arts; Jennifer Looby, bachelor of science in education; Connie Lunsford, bachelor of science in nursing; Richard Lupp, bachelor of business administration; Sara Maratta, bachelor of arts; Keevan Marion, bachelor of science; Kayla Marsh, bachelor of arts; Richard Mays, associate of applied business; Sheila McCane, associate of applied science; Aaron McDonald, bachelor of science; Ryan McGraw, juris doctor; Megan Meng, associate of arts; John Mercado, undergraduate certificate; Timothy Meyung, bachelor of arts; Joanna Mitchell-Brown, doctor of philosophy; Elizabeth Mohr, master of arts; Terri Moncrief, master of science; Lori Morrison, master of arts; Albert Muhlbock, doctor of musical arts; Inga Mukha, bachelor of business





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Mix of vets, youth lead teams By Mark D. Motz

While tryouts won’t even begin until next week, several area high school golfers already are looking for a chance to go to Columbus for the state tournament in October.


Jack Lennon returns for his second season as Wildcats head coach with a goal of getting his team out of the Cincinnati Hills League cellar, where it finished 2011. Senior Matt Sawyer will go a long way to making that happen. He spent his freshman season at Finneytown before transferring to Mt. Healthy as a sophomore and sitting out last season when he transferred back. “I think he can be one of the top three players in the (Cincinnati Hills League),” Lennon said. “He’s really good.” Sawyer will have some help from junior David Evans in the second position, while the junior trio of Marc Deitsch, Austin Leigh and Sam Wolfrest also will add experience. “It should be a good year,” Lennon said. “We have a lot of challenges, but I’m looking forward to it.” Finneytown opens Aug. 14 in the CHL preview at Weatherwax.

La Salle

Head Coach Jon Feldkamp has taken each of his previous nine Lancer squads to at least the district tournament. He’s hoping to make it an even decade in 2012. Senior Mathew Wetterich and sophomore Dan Wetterich – who in May were named Midwest players of the year in their respective 16-to-19 and 14-and-15-year-old divisions in the Golf Week Junior Tour – should go a long way to making that an achievable goal. Also back are senior Sam Johnstone and juniors Taylor Healey and Drew Gauthier. As usual, the best competition will come close to home in the Greater Catholic League South, where last all

McAuley junior Daniele Dilonardo will attempt to help the Mohawks qualify for districts for the ninth time in the past 12 seasons. FILE PHOTO

La Salle’s Matt Wetterich was named Midwest Player of the Year after competing in the 16-to-18-year-old division on the Golf Week Junior Tour. FILE PHOTO four teams reached the district tourney and both Moeller and St. Xavier were top 10 finishers at state. “The GCL is always so good in golf, but this is a team I feel can compete,” Feldkamp said. “I hope to win it, but you never know. I think (winning the GCL) is an achievable goal, which I wouldn’t have told you in another year.”


The Mohawks under coach Ernie Petri have made the six consecutive district tournament appearances. They finished 10th in the city polls last season and appear poised for another strong season. “We’d like to keep the district trend going,” Petri said. A reasonable goal with junior Danielle Dilonardo returning after a sophomore season during which she



St. Xavier graduate and Cornell sophomore Conner Buczek has scored several goals for the U.S. U19 Lacrosse team as they play in the Federation of International Lacrosse U.S. World Championships in Turku, Finland. He scored one in the July 19 semifinal game against Iroquois Nationals, four in the July 18 game against Germany, two in the 20-1 win over England July 15, one in the July 14 game against Canada and one in the opener against Austrailia July 13.

averaged 45.1 strokes per nine. Seniors Leslie Adams (46.7) and Jena Huber (46.9) weren’t far behind Dilonardo in average. Briana Burck joins the McAuley varsity after being the top reserve player in 2011. Like their counterparts in the GCL, the Mohawks face their toughest competition close to home in the in the Girls Greater Cincinnati League, where Ursuline and St. Ursula remain among the contenders for top honors in the league, city and state.

Mt. Healthy

While some area teams are hoping to head to state, fourth-year head coach K.C. McKnight has more modest goals for the Owls. “We have not won a match here in my first three years,” he said. “Recruiting people to even be on the team is probably my biggest challenge.


It’s tough.” On the plus side, McKnight does have some experienced players capable of scoring in the mid 40s who could help Mt. Healthy gain that elusive victory. Senior Bradley Williams, a four-year varsity player, is the top returnee. Classmate Zack Wylie is a second-year varsity player who should add depth and experience. Nick Wright had never picked up a golf club before last year, but improved steadily and will be a key player this season. McKnight said freshmen will round out his roster as the Owls open the season Aug. 16 against Winton Woods at the Mill Course.

Roger Bacon

The Spartans were about a .500 team last season and 10th-year coach Jerry Bockhold is hopeful his squad can improve on that record despite it being fairly inexperienced. “Our first and primary goal is to play good golf,” he said. “Sometimes that will win you championships, sometimes it won’t, but we just want to play as well as we can and improve through the season.” Senior Joey Vanarsdall takes the reins as the top player, while a pair of sophomores in Robby Heywood and Alex Brenner move up from the reserve team to the varsity. One player to watch in tryouts will be senior Zhane Broomfield, a girl possessing what Bockhold describes as “a beautiful, beautiful swing.” Bacon will compete against league favorites

McNicholas and Hamilton Badin in the formidable Greater Catholic League North.

St. Xavier

The Bombers finished seventh in the state tournament last year and graduated 2011 GCL South player of the year Lee House. However, defending league coach of the year Alex Kepley has plenty of firepower returning for another shot at state. In fact, in the parking lot as his team loaded the van for the trip home after state he said, “We’ll keep working hard and make another run at it. That’s our goal, to win a state title.” St. X won the hypercompetitive GCL South last year and returns a pair of first team all-league selections in senior Joey Arcuri and junior Brendan Keating. Also back is senior Nick Paxson, who had the best individual finish for the Bombers at state, tying for 16th (among 72) with a two-day score of 83-75-158. St. X hosts its own invitational tournament Aug. 11 at Makatewah Country Club.

Winton Woods

Head coach Chris Gibfried graduated only one player from his 2011 squad, Fort Ancient Valley Conference second-team selection Kevin Sherman, who was also the team MVP. Freshman Matt Berte was the 2011 most improved player for the Warriors, while classmate Alex Kuhn won the team’s sportsmanship award. Then-junior Taylor Kinley earned the Warrior award. Additional reporting by staff reporter Nick Dudukovich.

The 12U Mustangs return home with a victory from the Ripken Experience Tidal Wave Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., winning the Great Eight. They showed talent with a homerun, stolen bases and a triple play. From left are Cooper McElroy, Riley Haubner, Henry Louden, Jake Roberts, Austin Blake, Josh Whyle, Griffin Merritt, Justin Shanks, Joey Lawhorn and Justin Bierbaum. In front is Ben Coffaro. Coaches in back are Kevin Lawhorn, Mike McElroy, Pat Merritt and Pat Shanks. THANKS TO CHRIS WHYLE


Do what is right

Shortly after President Obama was elected, Sen. (Mitch) McConnell and Rep. (John) Boehner, among others, declared that “We must stop Obama at all cost.” It is becoming clear that their at all cost included even if we must destroy the country in the process, so be it, but stop him. We must. This opinion is confirmed when I see how President Obama has been vilified, demagogued and insulted by the likes of people associated with the Tea Party, for example, among others. It is beyond disgusting. But what is so amazing is the silence of the majority in America. While I cannot overlook the heroic and ethical behavior and statesmanship of John McCain, his bravery puts him in the minority. If I were to honestly in one sentence say what the problem is I would be accused of racism. So I won’t say it. But the truly civil intelligent people of solid character in this nation who are willing to acknowledge it know what it is. What disturbs me the most is the danger that our nation is facing. There are those who for selfish, bias and rooted feelings of superiority are if allowed in their attempts to destroy this president are willing to

risk the total destruction of America. It is my fervent prayer that the good men and omen of this great nation are silent waiting for Nov. 6 to do what is right and correct to keep American the Beautiful.


Thomas H. Graves Sr. North College Hill

Everett Hardy will be missed

North College Hill lost a giant of a man in the passing of Everett Hardy. A veteran and loving husband, Mr. Hardy was a stalwart in the Republican party. He was faithful in his duties as a precinct executive, and was the epitome of citizenship, especially on Election Day. Mr. Hardy could be found outside the polling locations every Election Day. He carried out his duties with passion and professionalism. I was honored to know him, and thankful that I was able to glean from his wisdom. North College Hill won’t be the same without Mr. Hardy. Thank you, Mr. Hardy, for your service to your country and your community. You will be deeply missed. Ron Mosby North College Hill

Emma Greene celebrated her 90th birthday recently with a proclamation from the city of North College Hill. About 60 people helped celebrate her birthday at her home. Councilwoman Maureen Mason, at right, read the proclamation. PROVIDED

Recycling available for odd items

Recycling is a great way to improve the quality of our environment. However, not all materials can be recycled by Hamilton County residents in curbside recycling programs. Even some items with the recycle symbol cannot be recycled in your curbside bin or cart. Items such as plastic tubs, polystyrene, aluminum foil, pie pans, takeout food trays, plastic bags and yogurt cups currently cannot be recycled in curbside recycling programs. While some materials are not acceptable through the curbside program, there are other recycling outlets available. Many of these items can still be recycled at a variety of out-

lets. » Plastic bags can be recycled at area stores such as Kroger, Meijer, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Remke Biggs Holly or other locaChristmann COMMUNITY PRESS tions » No. 5 GUEST COLUMNIST plastic tubs (including yogurt containers) can be recycled at Whole Foods Market » Light bulbs – you are using compact fluorescent light bulbs, right? Compact fluorescent light bulbs can be recycled at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Park + Vine, Envi-

ronmental Enterprises and USA Lamp and Ballast of Ohio Please refer to the Outlets for Odd Items page on our website or call the Hamilton County Recycling Hotline at 946-7766 for a complete list. Below is a list of items that are recyclable in curbside bins/ carts or at a community recycling drop-off: Plastic – Bottles and jugs only. Lids are OK if left on bottles » Pop/water bottles » Shampoo bottles » Condiment bottles » Milk jugs/juice bottles » Contact solution bottles » Laundry detergent jugs Glass – Remove lids

Kids can be kids Think back to when you were a child. Did you love to run and play? Ride your bike? Go for a swim? Shoot hoops with your friends or practice your free throws? Maybe just read a book? Or lie on the grass looking at the sky? Did you feel it essential that your parents watch you do those things? Here at Housing Opportunities Made Equal we have been receiving increased complaints regarding discrimination against families with children at apartments and condominiums. Among those have been references to rules and regulations that apply only to children, including an especially troubling one requiring that all children under 18 be supervised by an adult at all times. Rules like this one are a direct violation of the federal Fair Housing Act, and they have been since the 1980s when President Ronald Reagan added protection for familial status to fair housing laws.


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This specific protection covers pregnant women as well as all members of the household who are 17 and Elizabeth younger. And Brown it applies to all housing except COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST that which has COLUMNIST attained specific designation as “senior housing.” The most obvious indications of illegal discrimination against children are those owners or managers who refuse to rent to families with children. Some even go so far as to state “No Children” or “Adults Only” in their ads. Some less obvious – but just as discriminatory – behavior includes: » inquiring about a pregnancy or about child care arrangements; » requiring families to live only in certain buildings, in certain sections, or on certain



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» Food jars » Beer/wine bottles Paper » Newspapers and inserts » Magazines-dull or glossy » Phone books » Catalogs » Cardboard boxes (flatten) » Brown paper grocery bags » Paperboard boxes » Junk mail » All envelopes » Office paper » Cores of paper towel/toilet paper rolls » Beverage carriers Metal » Soup cans » Pop cans » Beer cans » Fruit and vegetable cans

» Meat cans » Juice cans » Coffee cans » Empty aerosol cans (lids and tips removed) The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is a division of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services which also encompasses the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. For more information, visit the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District online at . Holly Christmann is the manager of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services’ Solid Waste Program.

WHEN THEY MEET floors; » refusing to rent because of perceived risks (lead paint, steep steps, nearby train tracks, etc ...); » charging extra fees, additional deposits, or higher rents for families with children. While rules and regulations are expected in housing complexes, they cannot single out children just because they are children. And, of course, management can charge for damage to their property whether done by a child or an adult. HOME provides education for both housing providers and consumers. To schedule a speaker, call either Deb Jetter, outreach and education coordinator, or Myra Calder, consumer education specialist, at 513-721-4663. To learn more about housing rights and responsibilities, visit HOME’s website at . Elizabeth Brown is the executive director for Housing Opportunities Made Equal.

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 administration will begin 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 Communi-

5556 Cheviot Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45247 phone: 923-3111 fax: 853-6220 email: web site:

ty Room of the Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road. Call 522-1410 for information.

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trip to Haiti humbles surgeon Steve Kleeman marks fourth trip to aid those without medical care


teve Kleeman, M.D., of Monfort Heights has traveled widely, with several recent trips to Honduras to perform gynecologic surgeries for underserved women. But his recent trip to Haiti completely humbled him. The people of Gros-Morne in Haiti were the poorest he’s ever seen. It’s a country without an infrastructure in an area denuded of trees. It lacks roads, police, electricity and adequate medical care. And even though Haiti is a Caribbean island, and Gros-Morne is about 30 miles from the sea, the majority of people eat goat, rice and beans because there are no roads to transport, nor electricity to refrigerate fish. Kleeman, director of the urogynecology division at Good Samaritan Hospital, with offices in Clifton and West Chester, spent April 21- 28 along with urogynecology fellow and surgeon Catrina Crisp and volunteers at Light of the World Charity providing general gynecology and pelvic prolapse surgery for women. Kleeman and Crisp delivered a baby via C-section for a woman who had been laboring for a couple of days. They also performed basic general surgery, but had to stop each day by mid-afternoon. Not because there wasn’t need, but because generatorprovided electricity was unreliable. Conditions were primitive: the only operating room lights were ones provided by headlamps they wore. Hot water was non-existent, and there was no air conditioning despite 95degree temperatures and 90 percent humidity. Surgeons

were made even hotter by barrier-proof surgical gowns; it was so hot Kleeman cut off his surgical pants at the knees. Doctors and nurses went home in the evenings, so hospital patients were left alone at night to be cared for by family members. “These kinds of trips are always worthwhile,” he said. “There is the obvious joy one gets when giving to those with a medical need, but those people whom we consider poor have a tremendous outlook on life and can teach us in the first world many things, like the importance of a genuine smile, a kind gesture, sharing what you have with others despite your own needs – or being prayed for. Watching a loved one sit with a patient and tend to their needs when nothing else can be done is humbling. These simple acts are more powerful than any amount of money or goods that we can bring.” The Haitian system is pretty broken, Kleeman said. “Actually, there is no system at all. There is no form of government, no paved roads, and in the Alma Mater Hospital, where we were, patients pay a fee, pick a number, and wait in order to be evaluated. The hospital provided basic care: pediatrics, maternity, radiology, two operating rooms and a cholera ward.” Cholera is considered by many to be a 19th century disease, but it’s prevalent in third world countries today. It’s caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated by the feces of an infected person. And while cholera can be treated fairly quickly in first-world countries by rehydration, in third world countries people die

Dr. Steve Kleeman, second from left, and Catrina Crisp, seated, surgeon and Fellow at Cincinnati Urogynecology Associates at Good Samaritan Hospital, diagnose and treat a Haitian woman at the Alma Mater Hospital in Gros-Morne. The surgeons provided general gynecology and pelvic prolapse surgeries for women during a recent humanitarian medical mission. THANKS TO R.J. ASHLEY

A young man is lucky to be treated for cholera at the Alma Mater Hospital in Gros-Morne, Haiti. Although Americans think of cholera as a 19th century disease, poor water sanitation in Haiti has greatly increased the number of cases there. THANKS TO R.J. ASHLEY of it rather quickly. People in Haiti use the rivers to clean themselves and for drinking water. It was not unusual to see children and adults bathing naked in the river, said Kleeman. Gros-Morne is a 4.5 hour bus ride north from Port au Prince. Kleeman said roads were paved for half the way, and the rest of the way they bumped over dirt roads and drove through

creeks. It was the fourth annual humanitarian surgical trip Kleeman has taken, his third with Light of the World Charities of Palm City, Florida. Good Samaritan Hospital donated equipment, sutures and trays of instruments. The group stayed in a safe house next door to the hospital. Because of the extreme poverty and lack of any governmental

organization, such as police, it was unsafe to be outside at night. The safe house was surrounded by a concrete wall and barbed wire, and had an iron gated entrance. “They did have running water in the house and we could run a fan or light in the evening,” he said. If the doctors hadn’t come, he said, most people would just do without. “It’s not unusual to see people with different maladies walking down the street or with goiters,” he said. “There is little medical treatment available, and most people have basic needs like food, water and clothing.” Each morning, Kleeman, a parishioner of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Monfort Heights, attended 6:30 a.m. mass. He noticed that although Haitians were very poor, people dressed up and presented themselves well, with women wearing their best dresses and men in their nicest slacks and shirts. But much of their clothing was old and worn. Kleeman was moved to give away all his clothing except what he was wearing to the housekeeper and some patients before he returned home. One heartbreaking incident pointed up the real tragedy of poor medical care in Haiti. A woman about six months pregnant having seizures was carried into the hospital on a bed sheet by her family. She was given an IV. Kleeman diagnosed her with severe eclampsia, a condition in pregnancy related to hypertension that can affect about 10 percent of women. “Unfortunately, we thought she was being prepared for delivery, but nothing was done for her for an entire day. She was eventually transferred in the back of a pickup truck for a 30-mile ride to another hospital,” he said, his voice breaking with emotion. “It was heartbreaking to see her two children and extended family crying all around her.” Kleeman wanted to move toward delivery, but the local doctor in charge suggested she be transferred to another hospital because they had a pediatrician. “The baby would have died, but mother might have lived,” he said, “and it bothered me to no end. I kept thinking about her in the back of that pickup truck going over those roads. I don’t think she made it.” Because of the lack of organization and communication in Haiti, he was never able to find out whether or not she survived. He said he still thinks of that woman. For information on Light of the World Charities, go to or call (772) 221-4688.

Jewish Family Service hosts annual meeting “Things are going extremely well at Jewish Family Service. We continue to touch lives in ways that other Jewish agencies cannot. And we continue to improve every month and every day,” said Michael Schwartz, president of the board at the Jewish Family Service 68th annual meeting July 19 at Rockdale Temple Chapel in Amberley Village. “My life philosophy is all about improvement. No matter how big or small the improvement, just keep getting better,” he said. Schwartz then pointed to several ways Jewish Family Service has improved over the past year. These included revenues being up 19 percent, the expansion of programs to help more people in our community, the increased involvement of board members and management not accepting the status quo to push

Mark Miller of Forest Park and Andrea Lerner Levenson of Amberley Village were installed as vice presidents of Jewish Family Services. PROVIDED the agency to improve. Executive Director Beth Schwartz focused on Jewish Family Service being the “doing” organization in the community, and having an approachable, serious and caring staff to do the necessary work. She said, “We are approach-

able. We can do what we do because our clients know we are tolerant of all situations. By being approachable, anyone can feel comfortable asking for our personal and professional guidance through life’s challenges. “We are serious. We are serious about what we do. And we deal with serious issues including homelessness, infertility, domestic violence, unplanned pregnancy, hunger, elder victimization, successful parenting, mentoring, bullying, chronic illness, caregiving and mental illness. “We are caring. We care about what we do. We care about the forgotten, the challenged, the disconnected, the alone. We care about results and using measurable or trackable metrics to prove how we exceeded our targets to strengthen our community.

“Our staff is not afraid to roll up our sleeves and do whatever it takes to make sure one day our community will benefit from the Jewish Family Service vision of leading the way to a Jewish community where everyone lives with dignity, security and hope.” She also praised the superb leadership of the board of directors and thanked them for being part of the “doing.” Following a nominating report by Andrea Lerner Levenson, the new board of directors was installed. The 2012-2013 officers of the board are Michael Schwartz, president; Andrea Lerner Levenson, vice president; Mark Miller, vice president; Larry Juran, treasurer; Susan Shorr, secretary, and Bruce Baker, immediate past president. Daniel Kerbel, Daniel Phillips and Stephen Goldberg were in-

stalled as new board members to serve a three-year term. Gail Friedman retired from the board. Board members continuing their term on the board are Suzy Marcus Goldberg, Steve Holman, Elaine Kaplan, Danny Lipson, Leslie Miller, Pam Sacherman, Lauren Scharf, Scott Slovin, Gary Smith, Max Yamson, John Youkilis and Sarita Zilch. Bruce Baker received the Miriam Dettlebach Award. This award is given in honor of the first executive director of Jewish Family Service as recognition of exceptional volunteer service to the agency. Bruce, who served as president of the board from 2008-2010, thanked the vibrant board members and professional staff that “makes you want to rise to another level to become a better volunteer and lay leader.”


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, AUG. 2 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 pre-kindergarten-12th grade. Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Clubs & Organizations 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.

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; Colerain Township.

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; College Hill.

Music - Concerts Cincinnati Civic Orchestra, 7-9 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Grove Banquet Hall. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 861-9978; Springfield Township.

Parenting Classes Pathways Connect Gathering Group, 7-8 p.m., Apex Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 8624 Winton Road, Suite B, For parents to meet like-minded community members and build social and health connections. Topics include science of wellness, nutrition, child development, birth and pregnancy, and more. Free. Registration required. 931-4300; Finneytown.

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, AUG. 3 Benefits Ohio Valley Greenmarket Community Pig Roast, 6:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Speaker Paul Willis is co-founder of Niman Ranch, a network of 700 small family farms across the Midwest that raise animals with strict humane animal care standards. Benefits Hamilton County Parks Foundation. $35. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; events/ohio-valley-green-market.html. Springfield Township.

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

Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, For adults. Mix of cardio and kickboxing moves incorporating Colerain Township.

strength and core work. Instructor Karen Harsh. Bring mat and water. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; 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; Colerain Township.

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

Clubs & Organizations Continentals Round Dance Club, 2:30-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

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; Cheviot. Colerain Township Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Fresh, local produce. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes

The Cincinnati Civic Orchestra will perform from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Grove Banquet Hall at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 861-9978 or visit FILE PHOTO

Festivals St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave., Games, rides, booths, entertainment and food. Beer with wristband and ID. 541-5560. Mount Airy.

Music - Concerts Colerain Township Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, Free. Music by Bacchanal Steel Band. Presented by Colerain Township. 385-7500; Colerain 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.

Special Events Backpack Attack, 6 a.m., Northgate Mall, 9501 Colerain Ave., Goal is to fill 1,500 backpacks with school supplies. A First Student school bus will be on display to collect all donations. Remote broadcasts with Joey, KISS107-FM on-air morning radio personality. Benefits area students. Free. 385-5600; Colerain Township.

SATURDAY, AUG. 4 Benefits Soc It To Me: Save Our Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Skyline Acres Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road, Admission includes: Zumba master classes, health screenings, games, moon bounce, entertainment and refreshments. Benefits Skyline Acres Community Committee. Family: $12, $10 advance. Single: $7, $5 advance. Registration recommended for Zumba classes offered at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Presented by Skyline Acres Community Committee. 9310477. Colerain Township.

Civic 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; 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; Colerain Township.

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Festivals St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Therese Little Flower Church, 541-5560. Mount Airy.

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

Shopping Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.noon, Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road. Food also available for purchase. 821-7567. Colerain Townhip.


Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Diamond Squares, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. Rainbow Connections (Dangle Dance). Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Springfield 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. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Festivals St. Therese Little Flower Festival, 5-10 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 541-5560. Mount Airy.

Support Groups Caregivers Support Group, 3:30-5 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those who care for or supervise the frail, elderly or disabled. Family friendly. Free. 931-5777. Finneytown.

MONDAY, AUG. 6 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes 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; 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; 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; Monfort Heights. Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Free to be Confident, Medicare Supplement Seminar, 10-11 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Find out if a Medicare supplement will be the right fit for you and your lifestyle. With Steve O’Quinn. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. 475-2025. Springfield Township.

Home & Garden Gardening Seminar: Made in the Shade, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Plants that were made for the shade. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.

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

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

Summer Camp - Arts Summer Dance Camp for Kids, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Contemporary Dance Theater, 1805 Larch Ave., Through Aug. 10. All-day camp focusing on creative, empowering, expressive, active and healthy practices of modern dance. With MamLuft & Co. Dance. Ages 5-10. Registration required. 494-6526; College Hill.

Summer Camp - Horses Novice and Above Summer Horse Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Winton Woods Riding Center, 10073 Daly Road, Through Aug. 10. 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; rec_equestrian/horsecamps.shtm. Springfield Township.

Summer Camp - YMCA Camp Little Creek, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Show Busi-

ness. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, large and small group games, science and nature activities and team-building 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. Preand post-camp available. Registration required. 923-4466; Groesbeck. Preschool Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9 a.m.-noon, Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Wild Wild West. 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; Groesbeck. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Aug 6-10. Day Camp in the Pines is broken down into three areas: 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, Water Mania. Aug 6-10. Ages 6-12. $82 members/$107 non-members. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Ages 12-14. Monday-Friday. $135 week for YMCA members/$170 week for non-members. Registration fee $25 per child; $50 per family. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Ages 13-15. Monday-Friday. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Preschool Camp, 9 a.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Pee Wee Sports of All Sorts. Ages 3-5. MondayFriday. $82 week members/$107 week non-members. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Traditional Day Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Grades K-5. Monday-Friday. $142 per week for YMCA member, $173 per week for nonmember. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Ages 14-15. MondayFriday. $40 members, $58 nonmembers. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Adventure Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Grades 6-9. Monday-Friday. $142 members, $173 non-members. 923-4466. Groesbeck.

TUESDAY, AUG. 7 Art & Craft Classes Art Access, 6-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Artists and students 18 and up use center’s art room to work on smaller pieces of glass fusing, stained glass, pottery and more. Students bring supplies. Ages 18 and up. $7. 741-8802; www.col-

Pilates Mat Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. Family friendly. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Festivals National Night Out and College Hill Block Party, 6-9 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Unity Walk at 5:45 p.m. Music by Most Wanted. Cincinnati Fire Department and Cincinnati Police Department equipment on display, local businesses and organizations promoting community involvement, free food, face painting and more. Free. Presented by College Hill Block Party Planning Team. 207-2603. College Hill.

Health / Wellness Lunch and Learn, Noon-1 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Learn about topics on improving your health and wellness. Free. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Music - Concerts Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Bring seating. The Cincy Rockers. Funny Companie Clowns on hand for face painting. Family friendly. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 851-2856; Greenhills.

Religious - Community 18/28 Summer Series, 7-9 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road, Praise and worship, get into community with peers and listen to speakers. Ages 18-28. Registration required. 309-7695; college. Finneytown.



Pickle recipes for cucumber season

I wanted to share some good news: Our newest grandchild, little Emerson Shane Heikenfeld, was born last week to son Shane and daughter-in-law Courtney. She is, of course, beautiful with dark hair and is already fashionably dressed by her grandma Terri, who is Courtney’s mom. I can’t wait to take her on a stroll through Rita the herb Heikenfeld garden! RITA’S KITCHEN The cucumbers are starting to bear, so I will have plenty to make pickles. From the requests I’m getting, it looks like a lot of you want to make pickles, too.

Traditional bread-and-butter pickles For Loveland reader Joan Manzo, who wanted to learn how to make an old-fashioned bread-andbutter pickle.

3 quarts thinly sliced cucumbers 2 cups thinly sliced green peppers 2 cups thinly sliced onions 2 cups thinly sliced carrots 2 red bell peppers, chopped (optional)

into ¼-inch slices, unpeeled 2 pounds onions, thinly sliced 1 ⁄3 cup canning salt 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons mustard seed 2 teaspoons turmeric 2 teaspoons celery seed 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon peppercorns 3 cups vinegar, clear or cider

Combine cucumber and onions and layer with salt, cover with ice cubes and let stand 1½ hours. Drain, rinse, drain again. Combine remaining ingredients in pan and bring to boil. Add cucumbers and onions and return to a boil. Pack hot pickles and liquid into hot jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust twopiece caps if using canning jars. Let cool to room temperature before refrigerating. You don’t need to process these if you are storing in the refrigerator, but if you are going to store them in the pantry, it’s a good idea to do that by processing 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

4 pounds cucumbers, cut

Brine: Mix together: 2 tablespoons celery seed 3 cups sugar 1 ⁄3 cup salt 2 cups clear or cider vinegar

The reader who sent Rita the recipe for these pickles remembers mixing them in a laundry tub. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Quick-and-easy washtub pickles For Marilyn and Lawrence. Donna Woods sent this recipe to me last year and it continues to be a much-requested one during cucumber season. She told me: “It has been a family favorite for over 30 years. I have many fond memories making this with my dad. We would mix it in a laundry tub.” Donna said when you mix the ingredients together, it will look a bit dry at first, but as it sits

the juices will come out. They remind me a little of bread-and-butter pickles, minus the turmeric. These are delicious with deli meat sandwiches. Donna’s original recipe called for a jar of drained pimentos, but I used red bell peppers and I also sliced the carrots instead of chopping them. I’ve also substituted cider for clear vinegar. These are the only adaptations I made – no need to improve on perfection! Pickles: Mix together:

Take care when getting a home inspection Record low mortgage rates are prompting more people to enter the housing market – often first-time home owners. We all know it’s important to get a house inspected before you buy, but be careful. Howard Not all Ain inspections are HEY HOWARD! alike and you could end up with a nightmare. Christina Howard says she feels the Fairfield house she and her husband bought earlier this year is turning into a money pit. “Where we first noticed problems was in the utility room when you run the dishwasher … The dishwasher was leaking a continuous leak. When you turned it on, it got worse and that’s how we saw it a week after moving in,” Howard says. All that water has created major problems in the house. “The whole bottom of the cabinets rotted out. A contractor said it would cost more money to rebuild if we take off just the bottom. It would cost more money to rebuild them than to just buy new ones,” Howard says. Repairs are estimated to cost thousands of dollars, money the Howards can’t afford, so they’ve begun the clean-up themselves and found a lot of mold. “Mold is on the inside of a wall so you can’t merely bleach all that. It’s three walls, the whole kitchen floor, the whole dining room floor, and we spent the last three weeks doing demolition,” Howard says. The Howards 16-year-

old son has a room right next to the kitchen and he was so allergic to the mold his eyes swelled shut. He had to leave the house for weeks while the mold remediation was done. “Everybody’s pointing fingers but nobody wants to take responsibility for it,” Howard says. But what about that whole house inspection they got before buying? Howard says they called the inspection company but it won’t call them back. I checked the inspection company’s brochure and found it does not display the symbol of the American Society of Home Inspectors. I always recommend you hire an ASHI-certified home inspector – especially in Ohio, where no license is required, so anybody can call themselves a home inspector. ASHI certification means the inspector has a certain amount of experience and must pass a series of tests. Another problem is that the Howards got the name of the home inspector from their real estate agent. That’s not recommended because there’s a conflict of interest. The inspector can feel obligated not to reveal problems so the sale goes through and the inspector gets more referrals from that agent in the future. No home inspector is going to guarantee they won’t miss something, but you’re better off using an ASHI-certified home inspector you pick yourself. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Pour brine over veggies. Let sit several hours on counter, stirring every once in a while. Store in refrigerator.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Sweet potatoes for baby: When choosing sweet potatoes for your baby, look for ones that are firm, with no bruises or cracks. Medium sized ones tend to have the best texture – large ones can sometimes be stringy. Don’t store your sweet potatoes in the refrigerator. I think it ruins their flavor and can make them tough. Instead, keep them in a cool, dark place. Removing corn from

cob: Put the corn in the center hole of a Bundt or angel food pan. This anchors the corn so you can scrape the kernels off easily, and the kernels drop right into the pan.

Can you help?

Soy sauce sub for Ellen S. from Western Hills. “My sons are both allergic to soy and so many recipes call for soy sauce – including that delicious sounding beef pot roast with garlic and ginger.” Dewey’s Pizza Greek salad dressing for Angela L. “I am interested in replicating Dewey’s Greek salad dressing. Do you have any ideas? It is a red, I think sun-dried tomato base.”

Readers respond

Wow! The response to my Impossible Pie request was huge. Thanks to all. I’ll pare through them ASAP for sharing. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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POLICE REPORTS NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 14, domestic violence at DeArmand, July 9. Joel Anderson, 34, 9995 Shellbark Lane, paraphernalia, failure to register at 6813 Hamilton Ave., July 7. Dustin Gerton, 30, 6296 Betts Ave., disorderly conduct at 6704 Savannah, July 7. Shannon Boots, 29, 3731 Floral Ave., drug abuse at 6992 Hamilton Ave., July 6. Kendren Boyd, 56, 2451 Bluelark, drug abuse, disorderly conduct at 7132 Hamilton Ave., July 6. Kim Daniel, 21, 1570 Meredith, theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., July 15. Victoria Mitchell, 56, 1566 W. Galbraith Road, receiving stolen property at West Galbraith Road, July 19. Terry Ingram, 52, 5724 Hamilton Ave., theft at 7132 Hamilton , July 17. Sannchez West, 22, 1633 Sparkle Drive, obstructing official business, resisting arrest at Hamilton Ave., July 16. Dante Rowland, 23, 7151 Hamilton Ave., assault at 5560 Parrish, July 12. Antwain Allen, 36, 7819 Clovernook, open container, drug abuse at 1 Columbine, July 15. Juvenile male, 12, theft at 1919 Dallas Ave., July 13. Terell Warnsley, 25, 2024 Carpenter, drug abuse at 2024 Carpenter, July 12.

Juvenile male, 12, theft at 6605 Betts, July 11. David Roper, 24, 9909 Trapp Lane, domestic violence at 1585 Galbraith Road, July 10. Curtis Hupins, 57, 1015 Parkson Place, disorderly conduct at 1590 Goodman Ave., July 10. Rovellus Sweeten, 44, 1805 Emerson Ave., domestic violence at 1805 Emerson, July 9.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 1646 W. Galbraith Road, July 9. Breaking and entering Residence entered and game system of unknown value removed at Cordova, July 9. Attempt made at 6623 Betts Ave., July 15. Reported at 1921 W. Galbraith Road, July 16. Burglary Residence entered at 1812 Goodman Ave., July 2. Residence entered and television of unknown value removed at 6509 Meis Ave., July 5. Attempt made at 7050 Hamilton Ave., July 9. Garage entered and items of unknown value removed at 1514 Southridge, July 9. Residence entered and items of unknown value removed at 1489 Balfour Lane, July 14. Criminal damaging Vehicle tires flattened at 7019 Ellen Ave., June 23. Vehicle damaged at 1564 W. Galbraith Road, June 18.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 » Mount Healthy: Chief Mark 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. Rock thrown through windshield at 7132 Hamilton Ave., June 30. Trees damaged at 1708 Goodman, June 30. Vehicle window shattered at 2038 W. Galbraith Road, July 5. Trees damaged at 1708 Goodman Avenue, June 30. Bullet hole in front window at 1803 Dallas Ave., July 3. Vehicle window damaged at 6508 Savannah , July 14. Spray paint on a fence at 3 Columbine Court, July 17. Domestic dispute Victim reported at Simpson, June 27. Third party reported at Pinoak, July 4. Domestic violence Female reported at 1927 Sterling Ave., June 19. Female reported at Clovernook, July 3. Reported at Balfour, July 9.

Reported at Pinoak Drive, July 13. Fight in progress Reported at 6650 Betts Ave., July 2. Identity theft Victim reported at 1941 Cordova, July 17. Menacing Victim threatened at 1719 Sundale, July 1. Victim threatened at 7143 Dundee, July 3. Robbery Victim threatened with gun and purse and contents of unknown value taken at 1710 Goodman, July 2. Victim threatened and cell phone taken at 1906W. Galbraith Road, July 2. Victim threatened and shoes, clothing and items of unknown value removed at Sterling and Betts, July 13. Theft Jewelry valued at $300 removed

at 1718 Joseph, June 21. Vehicle entered and $2 removed at 6781 Marvin Ave., June 22. Vehicle removed and clothing and currency of unknown value removed at 6703 Jamar, June 22. Lawn mower and gas can of unknown value removed from shed at 1718 Joseph, June 21. Reported at 1575 W. Galbraith Road, June 20. $5 in gas removed at 6813 Hamilton Ave., June 20. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 1568 W. Galbraith, June 18. Vehicle removed at 6550 Hamilton Ave., June 29. Tires and rims of unknown value removed at 1941 Cordova, June 30. Food stamp card removed at 6925 Shamrock, June 26. Food stamp card removed at 6925Shamrock, June 26. Bike of unknown value removed from porch at 6951 LaBoiteaux Ave., July 3. Vehicle entered and tackle gear removed at 6701 Hamilton Ave., July 5. $60 removed at 1555 W. Galbraith Road, July 8. Victim reported at 6911 Mearl Ave., July 10. Bike of unknown value removed at Bising Avenue, July 11. $450 removed at 1919 Dallas Ave., July 13. Fraud reported at 1647 Joseph, July 13. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 1580 Goodman,



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Scott Leienberger, 60, Mount Healthy, died July 24. He had delivered the Community Press since 1996. Survived by daughter Allison (Ian) Kinsley; granddaughter Brooklynn; sister Mona Sammons; nephews Garret, Bret. Preceded in death by his parents. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Neidhard-Snow Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association or Humane Society.

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July 16. Playstation of unknown value removed at 1716 Dallas Ave., July 17. Garage cans removed at 6837 Greismer Ave., July 17.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Michael Stolarik, 22, 11414 Front Ave., falsification, possessing criminal trespassing at 10948 Hamilton Ave., July 16. Domarko Robinson, 19, 150 Brooklyn Ave., falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., July 16. Travion Sims, 18, 6937 Lois Drive, carrying concealed weapon, tampering with evidence at Hamilton Avenue, July 16. Tiffany Devo, 20, 5336 Shore Lane, burglary at 1139 Gracewood, July 15. Alexander Beck, 21, 6831 Thompson Road, drug possession at Thornhill and North Bend, July 12. Angela Oaks, 38, 250 Macready Ave., theft at 8097 Hamilton Ave., July 12. Takeitha James, 19, 718 Wane St., theft at Galbraith Road, July 11. Rah Evans, 18, 2571 Liddell St., theft at Galbraith Road, July 11.

Incidents/reports Burglary Residence entered and computer valued at $1,000 removed at 177 Caldwell Drive, July 15. Residence entered and laptop, cell phone valued at $700 removed at 1139 Greenwood, July 14. Criminal damaging Tires damaged at 2090 Northwest Drive, July 14. Vehicle damaged at 2024 Blue Hill, July 13. Gross sexual imposition Victim reported at DeSoto Drive, July 11. Identity fraud Victim reported at 8595 Pringle Drive, July 14. Misuse of credit card Victim reported at 9167 Winton Road, July 14. Rape Female reported at DeSoto, July 11. Theft Trimmer and headlamp valued at $540 taken from vehicle in driveway at 8819 Fontainebleau, June 15. TV and iPad valued at $1,550 rented; payment not made and items were not returned. at 10976 Hamilton Avenue, June 20. Bicycle taken from lot at YMCA at 9601 Winton Road, June 20. Prescription drug Saboxone taken from truck at 914 Sarbrook, June 21. Phone valued at $100 left at Speedway was taken at 8378 Winton Road, June 21. Lawn mowers taken at 1532 Meredith Drive, June 19. Items of unknown value taken by man at Walgreens at 8210 Winton Road, June 23. $650 removed at 8198 Longenswood, June 29. AC unit valued at $400 removed at 8824 Grenada, June 28. Fencing valued at $3,000 removed at 7600 Winton Road, June 27. AC unit valued at $3,000 removed at 524 Fleming Road, June 27. Head phones valued at $315 removed at Lantina , June 27. Tools of unknown value removed at Eastgate Drive, June 27. CD player of unknown value removed from vehicle at 6941 Ridgefield Drive, July 9. Unknown amount of currency removed at 11604 Greenhaven, July 7. Radio removed from vehicle at 8760 Zodiac , July 9. Victim reported at 1772 W. Kemper Road, July 6. Credit card number taken and used without consent at 1847 Fallbrook Lane, July 4. AC unit removed at Kemper Road, July 8. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 9601 Winton Road, July 17. Used cooking oil valued at $840 removed at 119116 Hamilton Ave., July 16. Medications of unknown value removed at 2250 W. Kemper Road, July 14. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 9601 Winton Road, July 13. Tablet valued at $250 removed at 930 Bridgecreek, July 12.

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Cincinnati District 5 Arrests/citations Charles L. Forte, born 1986, firearm in motor vehicle, having a weapon under disability, misdemeanor drug possession, 2451 Aldermont Court, July 14. Christopher Stenson, born 1990, carrying concealed weapons, having a weapon under disability, 2451 Aldermont Court, July 14. Ernest Charles Woods, born 1968, criminal trespassing, 5804 Hamilton Ave., July 10. Jacqueline M. Jones, born 1972, assault, drug abuse, 1054 Loiska Lane, July 9. Quinton Jones, born 1985, assault, 951 W. North Bend Road, July 15. Rico Wilson, born 1983, carrying concealed weapons, drug abuse, having a weapon under disability, 2451 Aldermont Court, July 14. Ryan Weston, born 1990, assault, disorderly conduct, 1185 Groesbeck Road, July 15. Torrance G. Patterson, born 1975, menacing, misdemeanor drug possession, 1174 West Way, July 10. Tyonnia Davis, born 1993, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 1817 W. North Bend Road, July 15. Tyrone Hope, born 1945, after hours in park, 6427 Daly Road, July 6. Brandon Williams, born 1991, trafficking, 5548 Colerain Ave., July 13. Deayres Phiffer, born 1984, domestic violence, 5551 Kirby Ave., July 14. Joy M. Johnson, born 1979, criminal damaging or endangering, 4511 Colerain Ave., July 5. Kevin W. Robinson, born 1973, making a false alarm, 2614 Kipling Ave., July 11. Leroy Mitchell, born 1979, aggravated menacing, domestic violence, 5472 Bahama Terrace, July 13. Marqita Robertson, born 1983, passing bad checks, 5564 Colerain Ave., July 12. Nakita Martin, born 1987, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 5066 Hawaiian Terrace, July 9. Tony Burris, born 1973, assault, 5673 Little Flower Ave., July 14. Angela Davis, born 1975, second adult curfew violation, 1817 W. North Bend Road, July 15. Annaisha Smith, born 1994,

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Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 13, domestic violence at Holderness Drive, July 6. Juvenile female, 16, theft, assault at Northland Boulevard, July 5. Veronica Ensley, 45, 1117 Imprint Lane, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 2096 Quail Court, July 5. Travis Baker, 30, 2056 Quail Court, obstruction of official business at 1212 W. Kemper Road, July 3. Jordan Brown, 26, 1236 W. Kemper Road, disorderly conduct at 637 Northland Blvd., July 3. Todd Schmidt, 41, 718 Fairborn Road, assault at 718 Fairborn Road, July 7. Candice Booker, 33, 3867 Deshler Drive, passing bad checks at 11880 Winton Road, July 6. Jemima Eskemen, 18, 6809 Autumn Glen, theft at 1199 Smiley, July 10. Cortavins Reeves, 18, 6 Beckford Court, theft at Wal-Mart, July 8. Juvenile female, 13, theft at 1143 Smiley, July 9. Juvenile male, 17, obstructing official business at 51 Versailles, July 10. Kaleb Robinson, 23, 61 Ironwood, sexual imposition at Cincinnati Mills, July 12. Juvenile male, 16, rape, gross sexual imposition at 1203 W. Kemper, July 15. Juvenile female, 13, domestic violence at 1132 Hinkley, July 13. Juvenile male, 14, domestic violence at 633 W. Kemper, July 12. Carly Campbell, 21, 2919 Glenmore, obstructing official business at 1266 Omniplex, July 12. Audrey Birch, 20, 5216 Highland Ave., criminal damaging at Northland Blvd., July 12.

Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery Man robbed at gunpoint of $700 and jewelry valued at $1,495 on the front steps at 757 Northland Blvd., July 6. Victim threatened with gun and cell phones removed at 1050 W. Kemper Road, July 9. Burglary Front door forced open, items valued at $2,975 taken at 757 Northland Blvd. No. 2, July 5. Criminal damaging Rear window of car broken at 11920 Kempersprings Drive, July 5. Hood of Mustang damaged while in lot at Kensington Apartments at 11651 Norbourne Drive No. 214, July 2. Pellet gun cracked storm door and front window at 757 Smiley Road, July 7. Truck window shot out with BB gun at 11260 Hanover Road, July 7. Vehicle window shot out with BB or pellet gun at 11502 Islander, July 7. Windshield damaged at 11809 Hitchcock, July 9. Criminal mischief Reported at Islandale , July 15. Discharge of firearms on prohibited property Apartment window shot out by .22-caliber bullet at 123 Versailles, July 6. Domestic violence Woman reported at Holderness Drive, July 6. Gross sexual imposition Juvenile reported from 20042009 at Halesworth, May 8. Identity theft Victim reported at 110 Turner Road, July 9.


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