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Winton schools creating vision

First look at area cross country

Area high school cross country athletes are making a run for successful fall seasons. Check out the sports section for a look at local teams and visit the sports blog online for more sports content, presspreps. – SEE STORY, A5

By Rob Dowdy

Voters say no

Mount Healthy school district voters defeated a proposed school levy last week. The district says they will try again in November. – SEE STORY, A2


A night out

Timothy James, 11, and Brian Anderson, 9, above, make friends with Justice and his handler Cincinnati Police Officer Roberta Hais at the National Night Out celebration at College Hill Presbyterian Church Aug. 2. The night out offered free food, entertainment by Most Wanted, activities and a Unity Walk to promote a sense of community in College Hill. Officers from District 5, area firefighters and residents from the community of College Hill participated.

Back to school

Teachers and staff at schools are getting ready for a new school year. Winton Woods reports the week of Aug. 15. – SEE STORY, A3

At left, Dewayne Moore, 8, tries out a safety harness with the assisitance of Cincinnati Firefighter/EMT Scott Shaw, and 4-year-old Ronnice Dumblefield lifts the youth armed with the power of pulleys at the National Night Out.

Finneytown schools to share principals By Heidi Fallon

Accredited again

The Greenhills Police Department will continue as a nationally accredited department after being awarded the designation at a awards banquet last month. – SEE STORY, A3

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Finneytown elementary students will be seeing new faces in the principal’s office this year. Stephanie Kessling will extend her administrative duties to include Brent Elementary School this year. She’s been principal at Whitaker Elementary School the past four years and was at Cottonwood for two. Therese Hunt, previously an assistant principal at the secondary campus, now will be the assistant for the two elementaries. This is her fourth year with the Finneytown district. Kessling said they will have offices at each school and divide their time between the two buildings. The district opted not to replace Marianne Tranter when she retired as Brent principal last year. “It’s a financial measure, but it also allows for better consistency at the elementary level,” Kessling said. “Students will be seeing the same faces throughout their elementary experience and we will be able to stay connected with our parents.”


Stephanie Kessling, left, and Therese Hunt will be sharing administrative duties at Brent and Whitaker elementaries when school resumes in the Finneytown Local School District Aug. 24. Hunt will not be replaced at the secondary level, but social studies teacher Megan Rivet now will be dean of students as well as teaching. David Kennedy will remain as the sole assistant principal at the secondary level. Also new this year for the district is the change in the extended care program. Due to the pending demolition of Cottonwood Elementary School, district programs that have been

housed in that building are being relocated. Brent Elementary has been selected as the new location for the extended care program. Operating hours for the program will remain the same. Nancy Buescher will remain as the program coordinator. Students in grades 3-6 who participate in the program, will be transported by bus between Brent and Whitaker.

FOREST PARK – While students are looking forward to the upcoming school year, Winton Woods City Schools officials are looking toward the next decade. During a special Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education meeting Aug. 2, the board began the long process of creating a 10-year vision statement. The statement is a Nasbe long-range plan for the district. Superintendent Winton W o o d s Camille Nasbe schools is said the district getting the has been input from a f a c i l i t a t o r working for from the several years on University of becoming “a Cincinnati for first two regional hub for p l a n n i n g global studies.” meetings, and Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education President John Pennycuff said the district may seek another volunteer facilitator to help them finish the process. Pennycuff said the board and district officials are unfamiliar with the process, so he’s unsure when the vision statement will be completed. “I don’t know how many weeks or months this will take,” he said. Pennycuff said with so many aspects of education – particularly funding – changing in recent years, the vision statement could hopefully help the district remain focused during turbulent times. Superintendent Camille Nasbe said the district has been working for several years on becoming “a regional hub for global studies,” which is an area of focus for the district. “That’s where we’re headed,” she said. Nasbe said the district has installed its academy of global studies for the upcoming school year, and has hosted foreign exchange students and held Chinese summer camps in recent years. Pennycuff said the district is hoping to gain input from parent groups, civic groups, business leaders and residents while putting together the vision statement. For more about your community, visit


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Mount Healthy voters say ‘no’ to school levy By Jennie Key

The Mount Healthy City School District asked voters last week to approve a 7.65-mill levy that would generate an estimated $2.75 million annually. They said no. This was the only issue up for decision in the county, and only 2,440 (15 percent) of the district’s 15,991 voters went to the polls. There were 1,878 no votes and 562 yes votes, a 77 percent to 23 percent margin. Mount Healthy voters

turned down requests for operating levies in November and February – more than 77 percent of the voters in the February election said no. The levy would have cost the owner of a $100,000 house about $228 per year. Mount Healthy City School District Superintendent Lori Handler says the loss is very disappointing. “I don’t know what else we can do to explain our situation to our voters,” she said. Handler said the district has already cut $1.9 million from the budget for the

2011-12 school year, including busing for high school students and 12 teaching positions. The district passed a resolution earlier this summer that allows the board to put the levy back on the ballot in November and Handler says she will recommend that the board of education follow through on that resolution. “We don’t have any choice,” she said. “We will keep cutting – we have to – but this is the way schools are funded in Ohio. We hate having to cut these programs … we have no other options.”

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Kreuter Memorial Fund presents scholarships, plans golf outing The David Kreuter Memorial Fund has selected its 2011 Scholarship Award recipients. The students will attend the second annual David Kreuter Memorial Golf Outing, planned for Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Aston Oaks Golf Club. Kreuter, a 1997 St. Xavier High School graduate, attended both Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati while serving in the Marine Corps, graduating from UC in 2004. A sergeant in the Unites States Marine Corps Reserve, he was one of 14 Marines killed in action Aug. 3, 2005, in a track vehicle destroyed by a roadside bomb. This year’s scholarship recipients, the high schools from which they graduated and the colleges they will attend are: • Kaitlin Bigner, Mother of Mercy High School, Ohio State University; • Andrew Burkhart, Elder High School, Ohio

University; • Thomas Ehrman Jr., Colerain High School, OU; • Sidney Jasper, Oak Hills High School, University of Dayton; • Ryan Johns, La Salle High School, Hanover College; • James Luebbe, Oak Hills, Northern Kentucky University; • Darci Meiners, Roger Bacon High School, Xavier University; • Adam Sadowski, Elder, Xavier; and • Bridgette Yuellig, Colerain, College of Mount St. Joseph. In addition to the above awards, the memorial fund provides an award to one or more deserving students from St. Xavier, Kreuter’s alma mater. Garrett Gronette is this year’s recipient from St. Xavier. To qualify for a scholarship, a student must show a solid background in school and community activities, and a provide a letter of recommendation from a

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Teachers, staff prepare for first day By Rob Dowdy

FOREST PARK – While students are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, teachers and staff at Winton Woods City Schools are already back at work, preparing for the upcoming year. Students report the week of Aug. 15, with staggered start times for different grades. Superintendent Camille Nasbe said this school year is somewhat different than the typical year. The district recently began open enrollment and the high school is starting its academy of global studies, which has forced numerous teachers into training courses throughout the summer. “They gave a lot of time in training,” said Winton Woods High School Principal Terri Holden.


Special education teacher Amy Uecker unpacks her office in preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 school year at Winton Woods High School. The first day of school is just days away, and teachers and students both are getting ready. Holden said most teachers at the high school will be in their rooms the week of Aug. 8 to prepare for the arrival of students. Elaine Fuller, office assistant at Winton Woods Intermediate School, said while

most staff members are trickling in as the first day of school approaches, she’s been working in the office all summer “to get things ready.” She said she’s been making sure teachers get the

supplies they’ve ordered, mailing information to parents, double checking class lists and fielding phone calls from concerned parents. “Everything’s clean and ready to go,” Fuller said. Carol Hott-Schleyer, Title 1 teacher for first- through sixth-graders, said teachers at Winton Woods Middle School aren’t able to get into their classrooms until about three days before students arrive because custodians are still cleaning each room after the conclusion of summer school. She said teachers rushing to prepare their classrooms before the first day of school may be dealing with bigger issues, such as making copies of their handouts and worksheets at the same time as every other teacher in the building. “To me, that’s going to be the biggest issue,” HottSchleyer said.

Greenhills earns national re-accreditation By Heidi Fallon

standards to be exact and CALEA makes sure every officer is following every one. “If you want to play in this type of national arena,” he said, “you have to meet all the standards and keep meeting them.”

The Greenhills Police Department proved itself worthy to continue as a designated nationally accredited department. Police Chief Thomas Doyle and village officials learned the news at a July 30 awards banquet in Cincinnati. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, presented the village department with its renewed status following a final round in the review process that night. “We are very pleased with our advanced accreditation status,” Doyle said. First accredited in 2007, the Greenhills department, like other police agencies, must go through a review process every three years. “This is a process that is on-going,” Doyle said. “Being nationally accredited means you have very high standards to fol-


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said. “It’s a rigorous review process. “The standards the department must meet as an accredited department are important to a small community like us.” Doyle said there are 464

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St. Vivian’s spreading the word via high tech

St. Vivian School students can watch the morning announcements instead of just listening for the latest news when they return to the Springfield Township school Aug. 23. Steve Zinser, St. Vivian principal, said the old public address system is beyond repair, so he’s resorting to a high-tech fix. “We’re hoping we can show the announcements in the classrooms on the smart boards through our computers,” he said. “The children can sit at their desks and watch the announcements and morning prayer.” Students in kindergarten






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St. Vivian School Principal Steve Zinser may be grinning because he won’t have to use this outdated public address system to make announcements when school opens Aug. 23. He’s hoping to use a higher tech system to communicate with his students.

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through fourth-grade will have a new social studies program this year, with all new textbooks. A new face in the building this year will be Susan Casteel. She will be teaching sixth-grade as she starts her teaching career. “I’m excited a little nervous,” Casteel said. “I knew I wanted to teach in a Catholic school and St. Vivian’s is such a wonderful school, I’m thrilled to be have the opportunity to teach here.” The recent Northern Kentucky University grad said she has family in the Finneytown area and hopes to become more familiar with the community. Zinser said the theme for the new school year is We Believe and Achieve.

Each year the teachers at Winton Woods Middle School nominate “the best of the best” eighthgraders for the top two awards the school can give: the Patricia A. Shuck Outstanding Student Award and the Sidd Shah Award. “These awards were established to honor the memories of two people this school community holds dear,” said language arts teacher Matt Alander. “Patricia Shuck was a reading teacher at Forest Park Middle School who cared about all students and believed each one could be a good, productive citizen. Her family established this award in 1988 to continue her memory after she died of cancer.” To be eligible for the award students had to be an eighth grader, attain no grade lower than a C, show good citizenship, and be involved in activities in and out of school.” “Siddhartha ‘Sidd’ Shah was a middle school student from 1992 to 1994 who participated in basketball, Student Council, video club and many activities out of school. In addition to being involved, he was a straight A student who cared a great deal for his family. He died the summer before moving on to the high school.” To be eligible for the award students had to be an eighth-grader, attain no grade lower than a B, show good family values and must be involved in a middle school sport and a club or activity. This year’s Pat Shuck Award winner was Anna Clark, who was no stranger to the podium during Honors Night. “As an honors student, cheerleader, orchestra and choir student, Anna keeps busy,” said


Winton Woods Middle School’s 2011 Pat Shuck Award winner Anna Clark is pictured with her parents, Anthony and Kelly Clark. Alander. “Outside of school she’s been involved in volunteer work, theater and several sports.” Winner of the Sidd Shah Award was Kendra Jackson, an honors student who was Student Council vice-president, first chair saxophone in the band, and a track and field athlete. “Kendra is also involved in her church youth group, school plays and choir,” said Alander. “She was one of only four nominees out of 33 nominees for both awards to receive a perfect rating from her teachers.” WWMS staff members who served on this year’s committee were principal Lisa Votaw, vice principals Doug Sanker and Brenda Hodges-Davis, Debbie Campbell, Bonita Harrison, Barbette Kirk, Janna Frank, Kim Goins, Kara Barbee, Anthony Klancar, Dave Clark and Jennie Tilton.

Seventh- and eighth- grade students also were honored for achievements such as honor roll, citizenship, excellence in education, sportsmanship, music, and perfect attendance. Staff members were even awarded for their work with students. Other awards given include: • Outstanding Music Student – Anna Clark. • Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award – Hayley Perkins and Anthony Phillips. • Kathy Kaiser Memorial Award – Jasmyn Vines. • Principal’s Two-Year 4.0 – Hayley Perkins. • Teacher of the Year – Katherine Sparke. • Extra Mile – Gregory Franklin. • Student Choice – Gregory Franklin.

New DePaul Cristo Rey High School dedicated, opens Aug. 17 Members of the DePaul Cristo Rey High School Class of 2015 joined close to 400 supporters, community leaders, faculty, staff and families for the historic Dedication of the school on Sunday, June 5. The dedication, blessing of the school and a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of this school, Cincinnati’s first new Catholic high school in more than 50 years. DePaul Cristo Rey is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and offers underserved students in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky the opportunity for a strong college preparatory education in a Catholic setting. It is located at 1133 Clifton Hills Avenue at Central Parkway, one block south of Cincinnati State

Technical and Community College. The first day of the 2011-12 school year is Aug. 17. DePaul Cristo Rey High School is one of 24 schools in the nationwide Cristo Rey Network which serves 6,500 young people who live in communities with limited education options. Most of the students qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program. Family income for eligible Greater Cincinnati students must fall within 75 percent of the median family income for Hamilton County. DePaul Cristo Rey High School is still accepting applications for the Class of 2015. Interested families can contact the school at 513-861-0600 or visit


Members of the Class of 2015 pictured at the June 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony are, from left, Rosie Morena, graduate of Holy Family School; Stephanie Russell, graduate of Hamilton County Mathematics & Science Academy; Brandon Ford, graduate of Martin Luther King Academy; and Deanna Wilson, graduate of Hamilton County Mathematics & Science Academy. Brandon is holding the scissors he used to cut the ribbon “officially” opening this new school.


The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati: Dominic Addai, Ashley Agin, Matthew Allen, V.L. Allen, Jennifer Amato, Phylicia Anderson, Leanece Armstrong, Rebecca Arnoff, Catherine Asebrook, Sarah Asebrook, Johnathon Auer, Breyana Baines, Brandon Baker, Robert Baker, Sarah Baker, Nathaniel Ballinger, Evan Banzhaf, Rebecca Barclay, Kymbre Barrett, Jennifer Bartz, William Basil, Dalya Baxter, Lara Becker, Rachael Belz, Allison Bergmann, Laura Bergmann, David Berning, Susie Berning, Jessica Bingham, Daniel Bird, Lauren Bischak, Angelica Blue, Melissa Blum, Christina Boberg, Mary Boeddeker, Lisa Boland, Victoria Bolig, Kyle Bollin, Emily Bonati, Stacy Bond, Annie Borden, Holly Boyd, Nolita Braker, Toni Brock, Lauren Brookes, Chelsea Brown, Donna Brown, Jason Brown, Kristan Bryant, Tiffany Bryant, Corey Buchholz, Karen Budke, Marsalis Burgin, Amauni Burks, Scott Buschelman, Abigail Butz, Kimberly Cahalane, Jonathon Cannell, Phuong Cao, Quang Cao, Donald Carraher, Laura Carter, Vincent Carter, Brandy Cason, Rebecca Caspersz, Lindsay Cator, Megan Chapman, Arryn Chenault, Emily Christenson, Sarah Clark, Tiara Clark, Bridgitte Clarke, Naomi Clements-Brod, Tiffany Cobb, Bethany Cole, Ronald Coleman, Jessica Colwell, Charity Combs, Joseph Combs, Zachary Coomer,

April Corcoran, Dominic Costanzo, Steven Crooker, Casey Croslin, Brittany Cruickson, Bobby Daniel, Jeffrey Davis, Nathan Day, Babette DeLong, Spencer Dennis, Emily Denterlein, Cynthia Dickman, Jesseka Do, Jon Doench, Kathryn Doloresco, Kelly Duncan, Regina Dunlap, Jamyra Dunn, Trisha Durham, Jeanette Eder, Olivia Ehrnschwender, John Elliott, Michael Ellis, Bradley Epperson, Drew Evans, Taqueisha Evans, David Evers, Robert Farlow, Erika Feingold, Jacob Feldman, Rachael Feldman, Nicole Ferry, Christine Ficker, Kyle Ficker, Patricia Fishwick, Lauren Flick, Elizabeth Foertmeyer, Keith Forney, Allison Foster, Randi Fray, Andrea Galloway, Michelle Gantzer, Marizzel Garcia, Samuel Gaston, Dean Geisel, Pete Gianutsos, Kevin Gibboney, John Gideon, Sarah Gill, Tamy Goff, Stephen Goist, Carece Golsby, Andy Gorman, Joseph Graber, Tiana Graham, Amy Grider, Sarah Grogan, Leroy Groh, Maria Groh, Rebekah Grossmann, Stephanie Gruenwald, Danielle Guild, Brittany Habli, Jonathan Hacker, Jason Hahn, Justin Hahn, Bwohwei Han, Aaron Hanekamp, Frederick Harris, Amanda Hary, Richard Hayes, Mary Heck, Kelly Heekin, Laura Heekin, Samuel Henson, Allison Herbers, Molly Hickey, Bonnie Higgins, Jared Hilgefort, Lauren Hillner, Jacqueline Hines, Jay Hingsbergen, Benjamin Hoffman, Keith Holland, Whitney Holtgrefe, Pauline Holthaus, Christina Holtkamp, Lauren Hosbrook, Justin Hoskins, Darius Howard, Haylee Howard, Chad Howell, Indasia Hudson, Ashley Huntley,

Barbara Huntley, Mary Hurley, Louis Hutzel, Kaitlyn Igel, Alexander Jagoditz, Kara Jarrell, Alice Jenkins, Kierra Johnson, Lauren Johnson, Laura Juhlman, Abigail Jung, Selamawit Kebede, Sholom Keller, Valrie Kelly, Sheressa Kelso, Joseph Kemphaus, Azmat Khan, Brandon King, Zachry Kinnett, Jeffrey Kleinhenz, Lindsey Klump, Randall Knepp, Sara Knollman, Ashley Koch, Kevin Koch, Caitlin Kramer, Michael Kuhlmann, Amanda Kunkel, Rebecca Lamping, Daniel Lawson, Binh Le, Andrea Lee, Garrett Lee, Devon Leigh, Donnovan Lewis, Jared Lindsey, Catherine Lockerd, Natalie Lombardo, Olivia Longshore, Jennifer Looby, Patrick Lorenz, Elise Lotz, Joseph Ludwig, Katlin Lynch, Michelle Magyar, Sara Maratta, Ashley Martin, Natalie Martin, Katheryn Mason, Mariah Maxwell, Christopher McAfee, April Mcdaniel, Liam McGuinnessSmyth, Amy McLean, James Meehan, Anna Meiners, Joseph Meister, Andrew Meng, Emmanuel Mensah, Stella Mensah Diawuo, Alexander Meyer, Kevin Meyer, Jasmine Miller, Rebecca Mills, Ryan Minges, Falayan Mitchell, Robert Mohan, Kelsey Morgan, Inha Mukha, Patrick Mullenger, Margaret Mussman, Elizabeth Mutters, Moriah Myers, Mindi Naticchioni, Paul Neal, McKenzie Neale, Keith Needham, Sara Neel, Michelle Nelson, Tiersa Nelson, James Nerswick, Vanessa Neumeier, Sean Newton, Chris Nguyen, Tara Norvell, Helen Nyamor, Johnson Ochea, Nicole Oehler, Caroline Ogden,

Shakeysa Ogletree, Joseph Ojo, Festus Okai, Michelle Ostrowski, David Overwine, Trevor Packer, Paige Partridge, Robert Payne, Johnathen Pegram, Benita Perry, Kyanna Perry, Michael Pfeiffer, Kylee Pierce, Joseph Placke, Katherine Plowden, Antoinette Pope, Michelle Posega, Francis Pospisil, Shania Powell, Todd Praechter, Precious Pruitt, Kyle Raabe, Ryan Ragland, Ryna Rajagopal, Jeremie Rakes, Donte’ Ramsey, Ryan Rawls, Mary Redmond, Sarah Reinhart, Michael Reuter, Derrick Robinson, Tamara Robinson, Nicole Roehrich, Stephen Rogers, Cathryn Roller, Keisha Rollins, Allison Roth, Kayla Roush, Karen Rowin, Kersean Rozier, Chelsea Rubio, Amy Rupp, Patrisha Russell, Daniel Ruter, Jaimi Ryan, Lindsey Sanders, Cory Sanderson, Jose Sandoval-Duran, Timothy Schafermeyer, Brandon Schleibaum, Molly Schlotman, Kalli Schmetzer, Anne Schmidt, Anne Schmitt, Kylie Schmittou, Lauren Schmitz, Branden Schmurr, Tracy Schoenhoft, Angela Schoenig, Lauren Schultz, Nichole Schupp, Alexandra Schutzman, Tina Seger, Amanda Seibert, Jeremiah Seibert, Kyle Seibert, Amanda Shaw, Lauren Sheppard, Alexis Shull, Brian Sidow, Kevin Siegle, Michael Simmons, Nicole Sims, Shulammith Sisk, Tomasino Sloan, Alexandra Slotkin, Aubrey Smith, Julianna Smith, Melissa Smith, Cherie Solomon, Samantha Sorter, Joseph Sparough, Kimber Sprawl, Joshua Statt, Zhayna Steele, Jacob Stegman, Shawn Stevenson

HONOR ROLLS Ursuline Academy

The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.


Honors: Erin Frey, Katherine Georgopoulos, Molly Glassmeyer and Lauren Vesprani.


Honors: Grace Castelli and Stephanie Hagedorn.


First honors: Megan Fitzwater, Lindsey Johnstone, Rachel Kim, Julie Ruehl and Meghan Stifel. Second honors: Monica Flanigan and Erin Howett.


First honors: Jamie Goldschmidt, Olivia Johnson and Megan Valerio. Second honors: Abby Engdahl, Kori Moster and Rachel Weisenburger.


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McAuley on the brink of a big season By Ben Walpole

Don’t look now, but the McAuley High School cross country team might resemble a late’90s-vintage Colerain squad sooner than later. OK, that might be asking a bit much – Ron Russo coached the Cardinals to four straight state championships between 19972000. But Russo’s third team at McAuley certainly has the potential to be one of the area’s best. The optimism begins with the return of seniors Danielle Pfeifer and Sarah Pierce. Pierce has been among McAuley’s top three varsity runners all four years of her high school career. Russo said she’s already posted an 18:57 at a road race this summer. Pfeifer’s track exploits – twotime state placer in the 800, member of McAuley’s 2011 state runner-up 4x800 relay – have earned her Division I college attention from Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio State, among others. She was a regional qualifier in cross country last season as well.


McAuley High School senior Danielle Pfeifer is attracting major Division I college attention as a track star, but her accomplishments in cross country aren’t far behind. “She has the ability to transform from a great middle distance runner into an outstanding allstate cross country runner,” Russo said. The track/cross country carryover could be a major theme for the team this year. Russo is hop-

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The Wildcats will be led by sophomore Jaylah Howell. She finished third in the Cincinnati Hills League last year and qualified for regionals as an individual. “She’s a great kid, a great runner,” said Finneytown head coach Rich Jones. “She has so much upside. It’s just a matter of her believing she can do it. Once she does, watch out.” Jones also looks for big things from freshman Corrine Saul.

Mount Healthy

Taylor Beach earned all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference West honors for the Owls last season. Mount Healthy opens the new season Aug. 27 at Harbin Park for the Fairfield Invitational.

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The Warriors were led by Christina Ingle and Breanna Springer last season. Head coach Adam Gergen’s new squad starts the season Aug. 27 at the Fairfield Invitational.

ing that the big-meet experience several of his runners gained during the spring will help prepare them for the rigors of the cross country season. Sophomore Kate Olding is a case in point. She excelled in the 1,600 and 3,200 for the track team and was a member of the 4x800 relay team. Russo thinks she could be primed for a breakout this fall. Juniors Brenna Silber and Olivia Schaefer also are key returnees. Silber was second team all-Girls Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet last season. Russo FILE PHOTO called Schaefer “one of the hardMcAuley High School senior Sarah Pierce ranks among the top returning cross country runners in est workers on the team.” The program’s numbers con- the GGCL this fall. tinue to improve – up to around 30 this year. The result is out- was an all-GGCL track performer Mercy. Seton, too, has a lot of in the spring and is running cross returning talent. standing overall depth. Russo, though, is hopeful that Senior Marie Stevenot, juniors country for the first time. It all sounds like the makings his team can take the next step Meghan Goldick, Kathryn Orth and Claire Tonnis, as well sopho- of something big. A talent-laden from good to elite this season. “Our training has certainly more Ellie Thiemann figure to play roster with the right balance been elevated this summer. We’re between experience and youth. key roles this year. doing things now that we could The Mohawks won’t take anyRusso is very excited about a talented crop of newcomers to the thing for granted this year, only start to do in the middle of though, not after failing to qualify the season the last two years. The program, too. Freshman McKenzie Pfeifer – for regionals last season. Russo workload has increased, and the Danielle’s younger sister – never called their sixth-place finish at pace at which they train has ran anything longer than an 800 the district meet last fall “a terribly increased,” Russo said. “I’m very cautiously optimistic during her grade-school track disappointing finish.” “I think I assumed too much,” that we could have a really special career, but could make an immediRusso said. “I should’ve had them team. We do have some obstacle ate impact. “She brings a lot of talent,” a little bit better prepared for that to overcome if we’re going to reach that elite status. We can’t Russo said. “But not only that – district course.” just say we’re going to do it. We As a result, Russo has modified she’s a tough kid. She’s a tough the team’s schedule some this off- have to go out and prove we can competitor.” Fellow freshmen Lindsey season. He also made sure his do it.” Schmucker and Faith Waters – team got more familiar with the For more coverage, visit younger sister of last season’s Voice of America Park course that, team captain, Mallory Waters – hosts the district meet. The GGCL will be very or Ben on are names to keep an eye on. Twitter at @PressPrepsBen. Don’t be surprised if junior Krista itive again. Defending champs St. Tensing provides a boost too. She Ursula looks to be loaded, as does

La Salle XC seeks to build legacy By Nick Dudukovich

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Tradition? Yeah, the La Salle High School cross country team has it. The Lancers will use the 2011 campaign in a crusade to qualify for the state championships for the 14th time since 1995, and the 20th time in school history. With a strong core of runners leading the way, the Lancers and head coach Frank Russo, look poised to add to the program’s legacy. Five Lancers enter the fall sports season with state championship experience under their belts. Those runners include seniors Drew Michel of Dry Ridge, Marc Nie of White Oak, Matt Schroeck of White Oak, Clayton Cardinal of Lebanon and junior Jake McNamara of Mt. Healthy.


The Wildcats won’t have the services of 2010 Division II district champion Alex Hughes, but head coach Rich Jones’ team has a solid base. Jones said senior Brendan Edie has all-league potential. The coach also expects freshman Jake Heinold to contribute immediately. “We’re in a good place, just foundationally,” Jones said. “We’ve got some great young runners coming up, so it’s exciting.

Mount Healthy

The Owls finished fourth in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference West Division meet last season. Jacob Burrell and David Kuhlman earned all-league honors. Mount Healthy starts the new season Aug. 27 at the Fairfield Invitational.

Michel ran a season best time of 15 minutes, 56 seconds during last fall’s

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All-GCL Central first-teamers Tommy Foertmeyer and Alex Mathis should be back to lead the squad led by coach Hal Wallace. Mathis placed seventh at last year's district meet, while Foertmeyer placed 18th.

St. Xavier

The Bombers are working on a streak of five straight state-meet appearances as a team. Last year’s state lineup featured six seniors, though, so the 2011 squad will feature several new faces.

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Mark Higgins highlighted last season for the Warriors, winning Fort Ancient Valley Conference National Division runner of the year honors. Head coach Adam Gergen’s team starts the new season Aug. 27 at the Fairfield Invitational.

Greater Catholic League meet and placed 9th at districts. Michel went on to

place 74th at state. Nie and Schroeck also competed at the 2010 state meet, while McNamara and Cardinal ran at in the championships during the freshmen seasons. Russo added that McNamara is fun to watch because of the all-out approach he brings to races. It’s a mentality that became contagious among the squad’s upperclassmen, according to Russo. “(He’s) totally an old school distance runner. He gets after it every day,” Russo said via email.” Russo will also look for contributions from senior Luke Roell, junior Zack Stross of Monfort Heights and sophomores Stephen Babcock and Andy Cornelius. The quartet has the potential to among the Lancers “top seven,” run-

ners, according to Russo. The boys’ understanding of team competition has Russo excited about the upcoming season. “If you see this group out on the roads, you’ll notice that they are getting after each other,” Russo said. “(They’re) pushing and pulling each other along.” The Lancers begin the season with the Moeller Invitational at Kings Island Golf Center, Aug. 26, followed by the Greenville Invitational at Treaty City Park, Sept. 3. Russo figures the GCL will provide expected tough competition for his squad throughout the fall. The coach added that Mason will continue to be a factor in races this season. “Our league is the toughest in the state and will be a battle,” he said. “Mason has incredible numbers and tal-


La Salle’s Marc Nie will attempt to repeat his state-qualifying performance on the cross country course during the 2011 campaign. ent so they will continue to be tough as well.” For more coverage, visit s, and Nick on Twitter at @PressPrepsNick.

St. Xavier graduate joins U.S. lacrosse team


Recent St. Xavier High School graduate Connor Buczek of Amelia will be part of the U.S. U19 lacrosse team competing for a world championship in Turku, Finland, in 2012. He is the son of Gary and Mary Buczek.

Recent St. Xavier High School graduate Connor Buczek of Amelia will be part of the U.S. U19 lacrosse team competing for a world championship in Turku, Finland, in 2012. He is the son of Gary and Mary Buczek. He was one of 123 players from across the country to participate in the four-day national team tryouts at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) July 7-10. U.S. Lacrosse head coach Tim Flynn selected Buczek for the 23-man roster. “I think that the competitiveness and level of talent at the tryouts was a gauntlet that the players who

made the team had to survive and show their absolute best,” Flynn said. “Because of that, the team assembled is one that is tough, diverse and talented.” Buczek is no stranger to highlevel competition; the Cornellbound star collected scads of recognition during his high school career. Honors include twice being selected as a U.S. Lacrosse All-America and also a 2010 Under Armour AllAmerica. He was regional and Midwest player of the year in 2011, as well as being a three-time all-Ohio pick. Connor was the two-time MVP for the Bombers lacrosse team while

compiling more than 400 career points and maintaining a 4.0 gradepoint average. “The 400 points he scored at St. X may be close to a national record and is definitely a state record,” St. X head coach Fred Craig Sr. said. “Connor was virtually unstoppable for us. Making the national team is a huge accomplishment for him. We’re very proud of him and excited to see him compete at the world championships next summer. “We’re just as proud of the fact he will get an Ivy League education and have all the opportunities that affords a young man. As good as Connor is on the field, he was even

more valuable as a leader in the locker room, at St Xavier and in the lacrosse community.” Buczek is one of five high school All-Americans in Cornell coach Ben DeLuca’s recruiting class for the Big Red. “Connor is a big, strong, athletic player who is a natural attackman, but has the ability and size that would allow him to bump to the midfield,” DeLuca said. “His skill set is exactly what we’re looking for on the offensive end and he is really a complete package in terms of being able to score and assist. He can go to the goal or create for others.”


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The 11U Lancer baseball team celebrates winning Inaugural Wyatt Sargero Memorial Tournament in Middletown. From left are Jacob McBreen, Matt Witzgall, Jake Speed, Austin Diesel, Zach McMahon, Brendan Gick, Ben Coffaro, Max Meehan, Mitchell Sanders, Sam Larocco and Eli Guck. Coaches from left are Jim McMahon, Matt Sanders, Paul Coffaro and head coach Brady Gick.


Lancer 11U player Brendan Gick slides safely into third base with Austin Diesel at first base during the Inaugural Wyatt Sargero Memorial Tournament in Middletown. THANKS TO VENETTA DIESEL

Inaugural win

The 11U Lancer baseball team won the Inaugural Wyatt Sargero Memorial Tournament in Middletown. This tournament was created as a fundraiser and memorial for a player on the Cin Day Saints 11U baseball team who recently lost his battle with leukemia. The Lancers were thrilled to not only be a part of such a good cause, but also to win their first tournament of the year. They also finished first in their division with a 14-1 record in the division and 26-5 overall record.

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Bruce Patterson of Parkdale won the gold medal in the triple jump’s 60- to 64-year-old age range at the National Senior Games in Texas last June. Patterson leaped 33 feet, 2 inches to grab the record and the gold medal. He also took second place in the long jump, and fifth place in the high jump during the event.

BRIEFLY Alumni soccer game

The Mt. Healthy varsity boys and girls soccer teams will play their annual alumni games Aug. 20 at the high school football stadium located behind the high school. The varsity girls vs. alumni will play at 5 p.m. and the varsity boys vs. alumni will play at 7 p.m. Alumni interested in playing in these games should contact the Mt. Healthy Athletic Department at 728-7650.

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The Cincy Chargers 15U will have tryouts for the 2012 season at Clete McDaniel Sports Complex (formerly Solzman) Field No. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. The Chargers, whose home field is the Robert Schuler Sports Complex in Sycamore Township, look forward to building on the success of the 2011 season in which the team went 17-7 including winning the American Silver Central title. All those interested in attending any of the tryouts should contact coach Geoff Blankenship at 2371851 or by email at





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Ohio’s smoking law is a Draconian ban

Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram stated in his article, “Smoke-free workplace law working” that “there remains a small handful of area establishments still thumbing their noses at the law under the guise of ‘freedom and liberty.’” The smoking ban in Ohio is one of the most Draconian bans in the country. Most bans provide exemptions for liquor establishments. Throughout the state of Ohio hundreds of neighborhood liquor establishments have gone out of business since the imposition of the smoking ban. These businesses are for the most part family businesses. The Buckeye Liquor Permit Holders Association has lobbied Ohio leaders for an exemption for bars and private clubs who cater only to an over 21 clientele. The bars that have incurred fines are neither nose thumbers nor freedom fighters. They are merely trying to survive in the hostile

“The bars that have incurred fines are neither nose thumbers nor freedom fighters. They are merely trying to survive in the hostile business atmosphere that is Ohio. Bars have lost on average 30 to 40 percent of their revenue since the ban went into effect. If any bar owners saw an increase in sales, as was promised by the promoters of the ban, they would need their heads examined if they wanted to allow smoking again.” business atmosphere that is Ohio. Bars have lost on average 30 to 40 percent of their revenue since the ban went into effect. If any

Details about public employees, SS I received a number of inquiries after my column appeared about public employees and their Social Security benefits. Allow me to take the opportunity to clarify a few points. Everyone born in 1929 or later needs 40 Social Security credits to be eligible for retirement benefits. You can earn up to four credits per year, so you will need to work at least 10 years to become eligible for retirement benefits. If you become disabled before age 62, the number of credits needed for entitlement to disability benefits depends on your age at the time you become disabled. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) provides that a modified benefit formula is used to figure the amount of a retired or disabled worker’s Social Security benefit (and the benefits of the worker’s family members) if the worker also receives a pension based on his or her non-covered employment. While benefits are lower using the modified WEP formula, they are never eliminated. The provision primarily affects workers if they earned a pension in any job where they did not pay Social Security taxes and they also worked in other jobs long enough to qualify for a Social Security benefit. For example, WEP affects Social Security benefits when any part of a person’s federal service after 1956 is covered under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). However, federal service where Social Security taxes are withheld (Federal Employees’ Retirement Sys-

tem) will not reduce Social Security benefit amounts. The Windfall Elimination Provision affects many workers in Ohio, includSue Denny ing members of Community the Ohio Public mployees Press guest ERetirement Syscolumnist tem (OPERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and the State Employees Retirement System (SERS). The provision may apply if: • You reached 62 after 1985; or • You became disabled after 1985; and • You first became eligible for a monthly pension (including a foreign pension) based on work where you did not pay Social Security taxes after 1985, even if you are still working. The provision does not apply if: • You are a federal worker first hired after Dec. 31, 1983; • You were employed on Dec. 31, 1983, by a nonprofit organization that did not withhold Social Security taxes from your pay at first, but then began withholding Social Security taxes from your pay; • Your only pension is based on railroad employment; • The only work you did where you did not pay Social Security taxes was before 1957; or • You have 30 or more years of

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bar owners saw Jim Hurd an increase in sales, as was Community promised by the Press guest promoters of the columnist ban, they would need their heads examined if they wanted to allow smoking again. Ingram also stated, “to my knowledge this is the first such action in the state since the law took effect.” I would direct his attention to the Zeno’s case now in the Ohio Supreme Court. If the high court finds in favor of Zeno’s, the law will be overturned. Regulatory agencies are keenly aware of that fact and the attorney general’s office is going after bars at this point because it is likely their last chance to collect fines. What is happening to Peg’s Pub is nothing more than a shameless last minute money grab. Jim Hurd is board chairman and vice president of the Buckeye Liquor Permit Holders Association. He lives in Madeira.

About guest columns We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Marc Emral by calling 853-6264. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to have your photo taken here. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Friday for next Wednesday’s issue. E-mail: Letters, columns and articles submitted to the Hilltop Press may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. substantial earnings under Social Security. In future columns, I will discuss what happens when a worker has at least 30 years of substantial Social Security earnings and a non-covered government pension. I will also provide more information about the Government Pension Offset (GPO), a law affecting workers with a government pension based on work that was not covered by Social Security who also want to collect Social Security benefits as a spouse or widow(er). Need more information? Visit our web portal for government employees at Sue Denny is Social Security’s metropolitan Cincinnati public affairs specialist. If you have Social Securityrelated questions, email her at

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When a smog alert is issued, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Will the protective membranes in my nose and throat swell? Will I have red, itchy eyes? Will my working lung capacity will decrease? Chances are, probably not. But those questions are issues that could arise when smog levels are high. Smog is formed when pollutants are present in the air and they react with sunlight. These pollutants are formed from emissions from vehicles, industries and consumer products such as oil-based paint and cleaners. Smog is harmful to your cardiovascular system as well as your respiratory system. If you already have respiratory problems, such as bronchitis or asthma, smog could further exasperate your condition. When particulate matter (dust and soot) is inhaled, it can get into your nose and throat and dry it out causing swelling. The small particles can also decrease the working capacity of your lungs. This can allow for more infections to take place within the body. Cardiovascular problems result from inhaling particulate matter and ozone which allows the fine airborne chemicals to get into your lungs; aggravating allergies. This could in turn reduce the blood flow and oxygen supply to your heart. Although smog affects every person, there are three categories that are affected at higher levels than everybody else when smog levels rise. The first group includes children because their lungs are not fully developed and are more prone to infections by breathing smog infested air. The elderly are another high risk group, due to the fact they may have pre-existing cardiovas-

cular and respiratory problems. They typically also have weaker lungs, heart and immune systems which can make them more susceptible Loren Koehler to illnesses and Community infections. The last Recorder group includes guest people that columnist already have respiratory problems. These people have poor lung function and therefore, asthma attacks and other breathing issues are more prevalent because of the inflammation in the lungs. It is impossible and unrealistic to completely avoid the air outside but there are several things you can do to stay healthy. Be aware when smog alerts are issued through your local media outlets and websites such as Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments’ Avoid long-term exposure to the outdoors when a smog alert is called, especially if you are in one of the three high-risk categories. There are no safe levels of smog. However, if you take action by keeping your vehicle maintained, driving less, hydrating more, and avoiding the use of gas powered equipment before 8 p.m. everybody can breathe a little easier. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit, become a fan on Facebook at, or call 1-800-621-SMOG. Loren Koehler is a communications intern for the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question: Do you support a federal balanced budget amendment? Why or why not? “No, I do not support a federal balanced budget amendment. “A government is not a private citizen, and has both advantages and responsibilities that a private citizen does not have. Who would want to live in a country where -to balance the budget -- a government would cut pay for the military? Or decide to not fix roads for a year? Or regulate banks/S&Ls? “A balanced budget amendment would abdicate the responsibility of Congress to come up with a budget; if Congress is unable to come up with a balanced budget, there should be no “get out of jail free” card lying around the corner.” M.L. “I do support the idea of, and the need for, a balanced budget, starting at the family level and progressing on up through all levels of business and government. Continued deficit spending is unsustainable in anyone’s budget. Would that all of our elected members in Congress and the White House be able stick to that standard. Two wars and a recession in recent years, plus sickening and absurd levels of extreme partisan politics in Washington, have made it impossible to accomplish any kind of fiscal balance. Make it the law of the land, and for good measure

About Ch@troom This week’s question: What excites you about the upcoming pro football season? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. vote all of the elected leadership out of office! T.M. “P.S. Sorry for the length of my response. It is hard to vent my displeasure with fewer words!” “Yes, we all have to live within our means. There was a time that the federal government was like us our debt is covered by something such as a house a car or the like, I can remember when they would say the federal government’s debt was covered by something tangible such as public land, public buildings or the like. This sure has not been the case over the past decade.” L.S. “I believe the stock market reaction to (last) week’s events, clearly indicate the need for the balanced budget amendment. We are tumbling out of control.” N.W.S.

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Honored students

Winton Woods High School recently inducted new members into the AAA Honor Society. Members are, from left, Taylor Baird, Sabrina Mercer, Allison Holtman, Sarah Harig, Cassie Yery, Jasmine Jones, Anthony Thompson, Sarah Drees, Jordan Leary, Gabrielle Johnson, Dana Jetter, Courtney Carr, Tanner Varney and Katie Schmittou.


Upward bound


U. S. Rep. Steve Chabot paid a visit to Cincinnati State recently to discuss workforce development, job training and other issues with President O’dell M. Owens (far right), other school leaders and several of the college’s industry partners. During his visit Congressman Chabot met two high school students, Anastasia Runck, from Norwood, left, and Merccedyz Davidson, from Mount Healthy, who are participating in an Upward Bound college readiness program this summer at Cincinnati State. Both students told Rep. Chabot they hope to gain admission to a service academy – Anastasia to The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., Merccedyz to the U.S. Naval Academy. Also pictured is Elvin Friesen (far left), director of the Upward Bound program for Cincinnati State.

Catching up in the schools PROVIDED

President’s Awards

The President’s Service Award was established by President George H.W. Bush in 1991 as a way to recognize the spirit of America’s young people. At Roger Bacon High School, 31 students recently received the award at the school’s annual Service Awards ceremony. Together the students performed 5,103 hours of service. Each student had to perform at least 100 service hours over the past year. Three students earned the Gold President Service Award for at least 250 hours of community service in one year: Brandon Davis-Pearl, 480 hours; LaShonda Lackey, 440 hours; and Sierra Roundtree, 295 hours. Pictured from front left are Mary Elizabeth Devlin, Brittany Duke, Jordan Brummett, Darci Meiners, Claire Devlin and Cara Uetrecht; second row, Kamal Abdelwahed, Ashlee Cook, Melaina Dressing, Peter Stiver, Thomas Foertmeyer, Joshua Wilking, Darci Gruenwald, Scott Alverson, Benjamin Ungruhe, Benjamin Miller and Christine Volz; third row, Amanda Ferguson, Maria Angel, Michelle Angel, Michelle Mondillo, Lashonda Lackey, Josie Laib, Matthew Mondillo, Jacob Meiners, Stephen Post, Alan Bossman, Sierra Roundtree, Taylor Gruenwald, Brandon Davis-Pearl and Molly Walterman.

With schools starting in just a couple of weeks, here are some scenes from last school year. Once the new year starts, we encourage you to share you photos by going to Cincinnati.Com/Share and posting your photos on our website, or by emailing directly to us at


Teacher helping

Alicia Sellins, an eighth-grade reading teacher at Winton Woods Middle School, was honored by the Springfield Township trustees with the Distinguished Teacher Award. The award recognizes teaching that “rises above good teaching: It incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a life-long impact.” Winton Woods Superintendent Camille Nasbe described Sellins as an “extra miler” as she carries out her professional responsibilities. Pictured from left are trustees Tom Bryan and Joseph Honerlaw, Alicia Sellins, Springfield Township fiscal officer John Waksmunski and trustee Gwen McFarlin.


Major studies

La Salle Marching Band drum majors Lizzie Miller, Kelsey Voit and Thomas Unger attended the Drum Major Academy at Music For All’s Summer Symposium June 20-25 at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. The students learn practical lessons about marching band as well as leadership skills at the national camp.


Budding architects

Whitaker Elementary students, from left, Amanda Gast, Seal Russell, Jasmine Pearson and Anna Matzko recently won an award for Most Successful Use of Green Design Solutions in a project sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Students learned about the role of architects and how their work affects people’s lives through the design and development of our shared environment. For the project, students designed a sacred space for a real client (Judy Evans) on a real site (Friendship Park) with the assistance of a real architect (Brian Danyi). The Finneytown students’ design included a water wheel and solar panels for power, a stained-glass dome to provide light, a roof garden, flood control stilts, sand, grassy areas, clay steps, flowers and trees.


ESL party

More than 100 people gathered at Winton Woods Middle School to attend the district’s English as a Second Language Family Celebration. Students and their families from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific enjoyed traditional ethnic foods plus pizza, cookies and chips. Other outreaches, including a homework program sponsored by the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church of Forest Park, were promoted during the event, and fiction and non-fiction books, dictionaries and educational games were raffled off. The event was organized by the Winton Woods ESL department, funded by the district, and hosted by Winton Woods Middle School Principal Lisa Votaw. Pictured from left are cousins Jocelyn Vargas, Miriham Madrigal and Estefany Madrigal.

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Winton Woods City Schools received a $750, 000 Race to the Top Innovative Grant in an award presentation by Gov. John Kasich. The district plans to use the grant for the new Academy of Global Studies at Winton Woods High School that will open in August in conjunction with New Tech and the Asia Society. In addition to completing four years of math, science, English and social studies, students attending the Academy of Global Studies will complete four years of either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese, complete a yearly Global Seminar class, complete and present a capstone project in the senior year, log community service hours, attend eight bells a day instead of seven and earn at least 26 credits instead of 22. On hand to receive the Race to the Top grant were, from left, John Pennycuff, board of education president; Rhonda Hobbs, technology director; Camille Nasbe, superintendent; Terri Socol, executive director of teaching and learning; and Terri Holden, Winton Woods High School principal.


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Stamping Combo Camp, 6:30-9 p.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Make three seasonal greeting cards, plus a gift item and a scrapbooking layout/project using the latest stamps, tools and techniques. All experience levels. Ages 12 and up. All supplies provided. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. Presented by First Class Stamping. 5221154. Springfield Township.


Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smoothsoled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township.


Hatha Yoga for Seniors, 9:15 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Ages 55 and up. Experience benefits of yoga with stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. Bring mat or purchase one for $10. $40 for 10 classes, $25 for 6 classes; $5 per class. 7418802; Colerain Township.

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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.


Barnyard Bonanza, 9 a.m., Parky’s Farm, Make a Barnyard Friend: Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with rabbit games, and get an up close and personal chance to say hello to the farm’s rabbits and help care for them. $1. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Walks are led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose the days they want to walk. For Ages 50 and up. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walks led by Park District volunteers. Walkers may choose what days to participate. Ages 50 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 728-3551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 3



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


The History of Entertainment in Cincinnati, 3-4 p.m., Twin Towers, 5343 Hamilton Ave., Hader Room. Cincinnati Heritage Programs of the Cincinnati Museum Center present series of four educational lectures focused on entertainment history in Cincinnati. Ages 50 and up. $10 for series. Presented by Cincinnati Museum Center. 8534100; College Hill.


Bob Cushing, 9 p.m., Take 5 Bar and Grill, 6957 Harrison Ave., 353-0308. Green Township.


Rock and Fossil Swap and Learn, 1-3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Bring rocks and fossils to swap. All ages. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Barnyard Bonanza, 3 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Fishing Fever: Learn the basics of fishing and fish in the catch-andrelease pond. Bait and poles provided. Registration required at least two days in advance. Ages 2 and up. $1. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-3276, ext. 100; Springfield Township.


Julius Caesar, 7 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, Shakespeare in the Park. Free. 385-7500; Colerain Township.

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BENEFITS LaRosa’s Pasta Dinner, 5-9 p.m., Assumption Parish, 7711 Joseph St., Basement. $10. Raffle. Benefits Theresa Gratsch. Mount Healthy. CIVIC

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


German Heritage Museum, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, Two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia. Available by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 598-5732; Green Township.

School Supply Giveaway, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Abundant Life Vineyard Church, 2740 Hyannis Drive, Health screenings, entertainment and free food and drinks. Parent must be accompanied by child to receive school supplies. Family friendly. Free. 742-1159. Colerain Township.


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


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


Kayak Quick Start Program, 9 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Learn the basics in paddling techniques on Winton Woods Lake before heading out for the 7.5 mile trip along the Little Miami River. Classes and trip led by American Canoe Association certified instructor. Equipment provided. Participants must fit properly in provided personal flotation devices. Children must be accompanied by adult. $30, $25 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Northwest Boosters Association Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Pleasant Run Middle School, 11770 Pippin Road, Cafeteria. Early Bird Bingo/Instants begin 6 p.m. Benefits school district’s athletic equipment, extracurricular expenses and facility upgrades. Presented by Northwest Local School District. 729-7504; Colerain Township. Thumbs Up 5K Walk/Run, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Kestrel Point. Includes food, music, refreshments, awards, cornhole tournament and family activities. Benefits Jennifer Linnabary, to support her fight against mantel cell lymphoma. $20. Presented by Messiah Lutheran Church. 923-2049; Springfield Township.


German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, is open 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30. The museum is a two-story 1830 log house furnished with German immigrant memorabilia and sponsored by the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 598-5732 or visit


Prairie Birds & Blooms, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Hike around the prairie to look for late summer blooms and birds. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.


Outdoor Archery I, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by Aug. 12. Basics of shooting a compound bow plus target practice. Archers must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. With certified archery instructor. Ages 8 and up. Adult must accompany ages 8-17. $15; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. M O N D A Y, A U G . 1 5


Evening Adult Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor Lynn Carroll leads stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises. Bring a mat or purchase one for $10. $25 for six classes, $5 each. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Jazzercise, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, $38 per month. 829-5009; Colerain Township.

Year-Round Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Stretching Your Season: Lengthen flowering season with addition of late bloomers, hardy cool-season plants and annuals, along with other fall touches. Learn new ideas for planning and maintaining garden throughout the year. Adults only. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.


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


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Tween Game Break, 4-5 p.m., Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Road, Video and board games. Drinks and snacks. Ages 8-12. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4454. Colerain Township.


Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Music by G. Miles and the Hitmen, Jenny Fardo and Gary Byrd. Funny Companie Clowns face painting available. Bring seating. Pets welcome. 3006160; Greenhills.

Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those with Crohn’s Diseases, colitis, IBS and their family members. Includes presentations and discussion. Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Registration required. 9315777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 1 6


Council Meetings, 7 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Presented by Village of Greenhills. 825-2100; Greenhills.



Endangered Species CSI, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Be part of an investigative team tracking down clues about endangered species mysteries. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275; Springfield Township.


Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Winton Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 728-3551, ext. 406; Springfield Township. Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Mount Healthy Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Mount Healthy Jr./Sr. High School, 8101 Hamilton Ave., Cafeteria. Early bird starts 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts 7 p.m. Benefits Mount Healthy school athletics. $6-$26. 729-0131; Mount Healthy.


Digital Downloading Computer Class, 1-3 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Concludes Aug. 24. Learn to download photos, video, music and more to use in various applications. Center membership required. Ages 55 and up. $20. Registration required. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Sell Your Stuff: Flea Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Charge for space is 10 percent donation of what is sold. Set-up time begins 8 a.m. Benefits Joy Community Church. 6624569; Monfort Heights.

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


Evening Adult Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.


Origami With Nick, 4-5 p.m., Forest Park Branch Library, 655 Waycross Road, Learn to make simple origami item. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4478; Forest Park.



arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati’s season finale Gala of International Dance Stars will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Aronoff Center. It features 29 dancers from 12 companies around the world, with four world premieres and a diversity of cast, music and dance styles. A pre-show gala is at 7 p.m. with dinner by the bite of international cuisine, a cash bar and live jazz. Tickets are $26-$62. Call 513-621-2787 or visit or The production supports local and regional programming of arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati. Pictured are Epiphany Davis and Amber Hill, of Creative Outlet Dance Theatre.

Walk Club, 8:30 a.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Free; vehicle permit required. 7283551, ext. 406; Colerain Township. Outdoor Archery I, 6 p.m., Winton Woods, Registration required online by Aug. 14. $15; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Board Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Yottaquest, 7607 Hamilton Ave., Bring your own board games, other games also provided. Play games from all genres and eras. Free. 9231985; Mount Healthy.


Janet Jackson comes to the PNC Pavilion at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. She will perform music from her CD “Number Ones.” Tickets are $59.50, $75, $99.50 and $150, plus fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

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August 10, 2011


Fresh or not, pears are tasty in romaine poppy salad My good intentions to make cashew pear salad with poppy seed dressing using pears from our tree will never come to pass. Why? The squirrels decided to pull every pear from our tree. I can just imagine how it happened: it had to be at night or very early morning when the pear heist began, since I was out near the pear tree right before dusk admiring all those beautiful, almost ripe, pears. I was thinking about the jars of pear butter, canned pears and chutneys I was planning to make, along with the pear salad. This morning I went out to pick some mint for my lemon mint spa water (check out my blog at, Cooking with Rita, for the recipe) and passed by the tree. I was dumfounded when I looked up. Really. Not a pear remained. And it wasn’t the deer, since they usually tug on the branches and leave a bit of a mess as they chew. To make matters worse, they cleaned the ground around the tree, so not even a piece of pear was left. It’s not that the squirrels need those pears. There are plenty of oak and nut trees on our property. But you know me, I’m not one to give up so easily. So I’ll buy pears at Kroger to make this nice salad. But I still can’t pass the tree without frowning …


⁄3 cup olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup l e m o n juice Poppy seeds: go Rita to taste Heikenfeld and start a Rita’s kitchen with couple of teaspoons 1 tablespoon minced red onion 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt to taste Serves 6-8.

BUSINESS NOTES Chris Wilker has been promoted to an enterprise solutions release manager within Information Technology at the Fifth Third Bank. Wilker joined the bank in 2001, upon graduation from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science. Wilker resides in College Hill with his wife, Holly. Patrick Lingrosso has been promoted to a relationship manager within the Structured Finance Group at the bank. He joined the bank in 2001 and is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He is a resident of Mount Healthy. • Steffany Treadwell has been promoted to international funding and compliance manager within the Structured Finance Department at Fifth Third Bancorp. She began her career with Fifth Third in 1997 and is a graduate of Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. Steffany also is a member of the Army National Guard Family Readiness Group. She and her family reside in Mount Healthy.


Rita shares tips for finding the freshest corn. Here she is with the Silver Queen corn in her garden. with 1⁄2 cup; if too thick to spread, add a bit more as needed) Tomatoes, thickly sliced, enough to make a layer 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, both white and green parts Generous handful of fresh basil, chopped, about 1 ⁄3 cup or so, or 2 scant teaspoons dry Sprinkling of shredded parmesan or romano for top Preheat oven to 400. Prick crust and prebake 10 minutes. Dust bottom with flour. Mix cheese, salt and pepper and mayo. Spread

Fresh tomato mozzarella tart

Homegrown tomatoes are available and just the best for this recipe. Some folks like to squeeze out part of the juice and seeds of the tomatoes. 1 pie crust 1 tablespoon flour 8 oz mozzarella, Monterey Jack or combo of both Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise, regular or light (start out

thin layer over crust. Lay tomato slices on top. Spread rest of cheese mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with green onions and basil. Smooth top, pushing onions and basil into cheese mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake about 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serves 6.

Mango cutter/ seeder great for peaches, too. Kay Hitzler, nurse extraordinaire at Good Sam during the day and my sous chef extraordinaire for evening classes at Jungle Jim’s, shared this timely tip. We made a lavender peach claufouti (custard) and the peaches were not free stones. Kay took the mango cutter/seeder and pushed it through the peach. Voila – it cut cleanly through the peach and removed the seed, too, with hardly any waste. She thought it would be good for plums, too. Thanks, Kay!

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Cashew pear salad with romaine and poppy seed dressing

Toss together: 1 large bunch romaine, cut up, or equivalent mixed greens 1 cup shredded Swiss 1 cup salted cashews 2 pears, sliced thin 1 ⁄2 cup dried cherries or cranberries Poppy seed dressing: Mix together:

Tips from readers’ kitchens

We grow Silver Queen corn and it’s always so sweet and picked at the time of perfect ripeness. But if you’re buying corn, here’s what to look for: fresh green, tightly closed husks with dark brown, dry, but not brittle, silk. The stem should be moist but not chalky, yellow or discolored. Ears should have plum, tender, small kernels in tight rows up to the tip. A fresh kernel will spurt “milk” if punctured. Make corn sweeter. Add a squirt of honey to the water before boiling corn.




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Pickle some peppers on ‘Can it Forward’ day More and more folks are growing their own food in the ground or in containers. And with the increase of “growing their own,” comes a renewed interest in “canning their own.” Don’t know about you, but I have many great memories seeing my Grandma Wilson canning – even making her own kraut in big kraut crocks. And I can’t forget watching my mom and Aunt Lena as they

Ron Wilson In the garden

spent hours canning jars of beans. My mom was the best making her own jams, jellies, apple butters and more. M-mm-m, my mouth is

watering! Anyway, canning is making a comeback, and on

Aug. 13, you can join millions of food lovers curious about canning and preserving fresh foods as a part of “National Can-it-Forward Day.” Jarden Home Brands has teamed with Canning Across America, several cooks, gardeners and food lovers committed to the revival of the lost art of “putting up” home grown food, to create this special day. Join the “Canvolution”


visit or Speaking of my mom, here is her famous Pickled Peppers Recipe. It’s a very easy recipe, and works great with sweet or hot peppers, and green tomatoes as well!

Nell Wilson’s Famous Pickled Hot Peppers

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percent acidity 2 cups water Up to 2 cups sugar Bring just to a boil and then lower to a simmer:


Wash and clean peppers. Leave whole with a slit down the center (or poke with a toothpick) to allow brine to flow through, or cut into slices as desired. I like to remove the seeds if I slice them, but this is optional.


Place the peppers in sterilized, hot jars, packing tightly. Pour boiled (now simmering) brine over the packed peppers, covering all the peppers. Add seasonings, such as garlic, bay leaf, herbs, etc. as desired, or leave plain. Seal and let cool away from drafts -store away from heat and light. No

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contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or email


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 8712787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers

needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing endof-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513 831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Hilltop Press

August 10, 2011


Women’s club installs officers Members of the Forest park Women’s Club recently installed new officers during a gathering at the Clovernook Country Club. The new officers are Diana Herbe, president; Charlene Lausche, first vice president; Dennie Schneider, second vice president;

Donna Baumgartner, corresponding secretary; Marian Devolve, recording secretary; Evelyn Forney, parlimentarian; Sue Hodge, contact chairwoman; Char Hughes, past president; Carrie Posten, membership;

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and Audrey Sullivan, treasurer. The public is visited to attend club members, which are held at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Forest Park Senior Center.


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Pictured from front left are Forest Park Women’s Club officers Charlene Lausche and Diana Herbe; second row, Char Hughes, Audrey Sullivan, Carrie Posten, Donna Baumgartner, Dennie Schneider, Evelyn Forney, Sue Hodge and Marian Devolve.


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The Colerain Township Events Committee is gearing up for the 22nd annual Taste of Colerain. The event brings great eats and entertainment to the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road Aug. 12 to Aug. 14. It’s a festival of food and family fun for the whole community. Organizers have lined up restaurants for the big event, and entertainment headliners are set as well. On Friday, Aug. 12, as the food festival kicks off, a panel of judges will select the winners in a number of “Best of Taste” categories. This year’s judges will include the fireworks crew that provided the show on the Fourth of July. Those selected will have plaques at their booths, and there will be a board identifying all of the Best winners for the 2011 Taste of Colerain next to the entertainment stage. Taste is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 4 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The popular Naked Karate Girls perform from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday night. On Saturday, Aug. 13, Wayward Son plays classic rock from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Then the entertainment takes a country road, with the Cef Michael Band from 7 to 11 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 14, enjoy some New Orleans R&B, funk, blues and Zydeco as Robin Lacey and DeZydeco play Louisiana-style rock’n’roll

Taste is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 4 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. from 5 to 9 p.m. There are about 30 restaurants signed up for the 2011 Taste. “I’m ecstatic. We have five new restaurants this year,” said restaurant coordinator and township fiscal officer Heather Harlow. “Menus are posted on the township’s website, and I think we have something for everybody this year. McCoy’s came back, which I was pleased about. Overall, the response from restaurants has been fantastic.” Tawanna Molter, parks and services administrative assistant, says the Fifth Third Bank Children’s Tasteland returns this year and will feature amusement rides and games from Kissel Brothers, pony rides, and free children’s activities provided by groups such as the Colerain Township Free Summer Camp and ABC Early Childhood Learning Center. The activities include face painting, crafts, temporary tattoos, games and more. Parking for Taste of Colerain is at Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road, and Colerain Middle and Elementary schools, 4700 Poole Road, and the parking area near the former Dillard’s store at Northgate Mall. Shuttles run continuously from the lots during the Taste of Colerain. Colerain High School is


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hosting a home football scrimmage game on Friday, Aug. 12, so parking at the high school on Friday during the game will be limited. Handicapped parking is available at the front lot of the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, and workers will be on hand to give additional assistance as needed. Organizers say handicapped parking at the event is limited. Once the lot is full, drivers will be allowed to drop off passengers who need assistance at the event site. For more about your community, visit coleraintownship.

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August 10, 2011

BRIEFLY Correction

The 2011 Thumbs Up 5K Walk/Run, hosted by Messiah Lutheran Church in Greenhills, will be 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. take place at Kestrel Point in Winton Woods Park on Saturday, Aug. 13. An incorrect time was listed in a previous Hilltop Press. The walk benefits Jennifer Linnabary, to support her fight against mantel cell lymphoma, a rare, aggressive cancer. Jennifer is co-creator of Project SEARCH, for disabled people. For more information, go to

Protecting life speaker

All are welcome to attend Cincinnati Right to Life’s second annual Pro-Life Summer Speaker Series, featuring national speaker, Rev. Arnold Culbreath, urban outreach director, Protecting Black

Life, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road. This event is free and open to the public -- any free will donations will go to Protecting Black Life. Culbreath has been a member of the NAACP, collaborating with other national black pro-life leaders to persuade the NAACP to use its influence to educate its members .

Program ending

The Forest Park program that collects appliances containing Freon will end Friday, Aug. 26. Acceptable appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. If you have one of these appliances and you want to schedule a free curbside pickup, call the Forest Park Environmental Awareness

Office at 595-5263. For program specifics, v i s i t Co-sponsored with the Forest Park Public Works Department, residents can now contact the Environmental Office to schedule a time for the Public Works Department to come by their home to pick up an appliance that contains Freon. For more information, contact Wright Gwyn via email at or call 513-595-5263 or via fax at 513-595-5285

Mammography van at library

The Jewish Hospital Mammography Van will be at the Forest Park branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The van offers a wide




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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)


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

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

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

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

www. 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

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


Pastor Todd A. Cutter

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS

range of locations throughout the month of August with the digital mammography van, providing easy access to the latest technology in the fight against breast cancer. The van: • are staffed by female technologists board-certified in mammography and boardcertified radiologists, experienced in the interpretation of mammograms; • are equipped with full field digital technology, allowing images to be viewed in seconds so the technologist can check for proper positioning, reducing the possibility of coming back for repeat images; • have dressing rooms that provide absolute privacy; • and are accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Mammography Quality Standards Acts. Screening mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that The Jewish Hospital is an in-network provider with their insurance carrier. For women who are uninsured or underinsured (have high deductibles), financial assistance programs are available. Call (513) 6863310 for more information.

Talent show

The Mount Healthy United Methodist Church is having a a talent show Saturday, Aug. 27, to benefit Joplin, Mo., tornado victims. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the

church, Compton Road and Perry Street. Folks wanting to get in on the fun should attend a rehearsal Monday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. The show is free but donations will be accepted. For more information call 931-5827.

Staying safe

The Cincinnati Fire Department’s Safe Summer Nights Program will be in College Hill through Thursday, Aug. 11. For the last 12 years, the fire department has provided a Safe Summer Nights Program to educate, distribute and install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms within all Cincinnati neighborhoods. The program has been sustained through the support of the American Red Cross, State Farm Insurance and a Federal fire prevention and safety grant. Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., Cincinnati fire companies will distribute smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire prevention educational materials and batteries in neighborhoods throughout the summer. The Safe Summer Nights Program also reaches out to Cincinnati residents who have smoke alarms that are 10 years or older. Smoke alarms continually monitor the air 24 hours a day and after 10 years, the components become less reliable and are more likely to fail.

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

5921 Springdale Rd

Rev. Milton Berner, Pastor

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


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UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace

(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati Oh. 821.8430

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

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

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


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


8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

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

Faith Lutheran LCMC

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

Sunday School 10:15

Nursery Care Provided

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

Visitors Welcome



Church By The Woods Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

680 W Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45240


Traditional Service: 9:30 AM ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:30 AM Sunday School: 10:30 AM

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725 Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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



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

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

Sharonville United Methodist

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

3751 Creek Rd.

FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ

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



UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

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

Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Church of Christ (Office) 946 Hempstead Dr. (513) 807-7200 Jody Burgin, Pastor We meet Sundays at 10:30 am 8916 Fontainebleau Ter. Performing Arts Ctr. - Finneytown High School Childcare provided

Let’s Do Life Together

5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

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

A free, informational open house offering information on advanced directives and end of life planning will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, on the second floor at Mercy Franciscan Terrace, 100 Compton Road, Springfield Township. No RSVP is needed and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, or if you are unable to attend and have questions regarding advanced directives or end of life planning, please call 679-8795. Mercy Franciscan Terrace offers independent living, assisted living and both long and short term nursing care, including physical, occupational and speech therapy on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. For more information on Mercy Franciscan Terrace, please call 761-9036 or visit

Instructors wanted

In the interest of providing quality and fulfilling enrichment activities, the Springfield Township Senior and Community Center is currently looking for instructors for fall and winter recreation programs. The programs would take place in the senior and community center during the day for senior adults and weekday evenings for all ages. The township is currently accepting proposals for their upcoming programming series which runs from September through February. Individuals or groups may submit any programming opportunity oriented around the topics of home, heart and health. Included in the list of suggested topics are family exercise, holiday decorations, cake decorating, arts classes for youth and adult, floral design, photography, social media, web design and home decorating. Complete information, including instructor and programming proposal forms can be found on the township website at or by calling 5221154.

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


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

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Guest Speaker"

Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon


“Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

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

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Life planning

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Thursday, August 11th - 4 to 6 pm The Manor House Restaurant 600 Maple Trace Dr. in Springdale 11100 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host Clean Out & Donate weekends in July to collect critically needed household items, furniture and clothing. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be on-site Saturdays and Sundays at the following parishes: Aug. 27 and 28 at St. Clare, College Hill The collection truck will be attended before and after church services for donorconvenience, and donor tax receipts will be available. Donations collected from the Clean Out and Donate weekends are distributed in the surrounding communities through St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores to benefit those in need throughout Greater Cincinnati. For more information on donating or for a list of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, go to


RECORD About police reports


Incidents/reports Aggravated robbery

2613 Chesterfield Court, July 26. 5376 Bahama Terrace, July 31.


1131 Wilmont Court, July 23.


1201 Cedar Ave., July 23. 2948 High Forest Lane No. 210, July 23. 5003 Hawaiian Terrace, July 26. 6231 Savannah Ave., July 29. 2619 Richwill Court No. 6, July 30. 2984 High Forest Lane No. 102, July 31. 5311 E. Knoll Court No. 406, July 31. 2952 High Forest Lane No. 242, Aug. 1.

Felonious assault

5083 Colerain Ave., July 28. 5480 Bahama Terrace, July 31.


6024 Lantana Ave., July 25. 6122 Gladys Ave. No. 1, July 26. 2556 Kipling Ave., July 31.





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


6425 Daly Road, July 22. 5874 Pamaleen Court, July 22. 2948 High Forest Lane No. 210, July 23. 2972 High Forest Lane, July 23. 2972 High Forest Lane, July 23. 4882 Hawaiian Terrace, July 23. 4914 Hawaiian Terrace, July 23. 5810 Monfort Hills Ave., July 23. 6014 Hamilton Ave., July 24. 5711 Argus Road, July 25. 2956 High Forest Lane, July 25. 5140 Hawaiian Terrace, July 25. 1401 Hollywood Ave., July 28. 6028 Lantana Ave., July 30. 5580 Meryton Place, July 31. 5625 Meryton Place, July 31.

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Juvenile female, 14, theft at 693 Northland Blvd., July 21. Juvenile male, 17, attempt burglary at 11614 Morrocco, July 21. Chewanna Ford, 32, 1005 Kemper Meadow Drive, domestic violence at 1005 Kemper Meadow Drive, July 24. Kevin Alcorn, 50, 113 Main Street, possession of drug abuse instru-

ments at 2250 Waycross, July 24.



Reported at 1184 Waycross, July 22.


Victim struck at Hanover and Gretna, July 25.


Attempt made at 11614 Morrocco, July 21. Victim reported at 476 Dewdrop, July 21.

Criminal damaging

Mailbox damaged at 541 Dewdrop, July 26. Reported at 910 Goodhue, July 25. Reported at 1201 Omniplex Drive, July 23. Window of residence broken at 10809 Carnegie, July 20.

Domestic violence

Female reported at Raphael Place, July 20.


TVs and currency valued at $1,100 removed at Meadow Wood, July 21.



Merchandise valued at $50 removed at 1212 W. Kemper Road, July 24. Items of unknown value removed at 1380 Kristin, July 22. Phone valued at $500 removed at , July 22. Mirror, towel rack and door of unknown value removed at Versailles Pools, July 21. Ring valued at $1,000 removed at 601 Dewdrop, July 21.



Von Hayes, 22, drug possession at Farragut and Hadley roads, July 15. Justin Myers, 31, 161 Ireland Ave., domestic violence at 161 Ireland Ave., July 16. Justin Armstrong, 23, 79 Burley Circle, disorderly conduct, July 16.



Juvenile reported being assaulted at Junefield Avenue, July 20.

Mount Healthy


Jamar Bean, 33, 6319 Englewood Drive, drug possession at 1500 block of Compton Road, July 27.

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Incidents/reports Burglary

William Baldock

7326 Park Ave. woman reported copper pipe stolen at 7400 block of Roettle Place, July 30. Woman reported TV, computer stolen at 7861 Clovernook Ave., July 30.

North College Hill


Ariel Holmes, 18, 1159 Cedar Ave., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., July 25. Jessica Jackson, 22, 146 Woolper Ave., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., July 25. Two juveniles, breaking and entering at Betts and Sterling avenues, July 27. Damon Sargent Jr., 18, 1568 W. Galbraith Road, open container at Pies Park, July 29.



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Cincinnati District 5 Randy Jackson, born 1964, possession of an open flask, 6049 Argus Road, July 20. Rick Samuel, born 1989, possession of an open flask, 5800 Hamilton Ave., July 25. Shawn Trammell, born 1989, misdemeanor drug possession, 5800 Hamilton Ave., July 25. Tim Lawrence, born 1961, criminal damaging or endangering, 2667 W. North Bend Road, July 25. Thomara McArthur, born 1986, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5571 Colerain Ave., July 25. Tawanna Winbush, born 1975, felonious assault, 1131 Wilmont Court, July 27. April Graves, born 1977, criminal damaging or endangering, 4852 Hawaiian Terrace, July 27. Regina Whigham, born 1965, obstructing justice, 7921 Daly Road, July 28. Martha Elena Downey, born 1961, domestic violence, 5751 Kiplingwood Drive, July 29. Patrick Downey, born 1960, domestic violence, 5751 Kiplingwood Drive, July 29. Kenneth B. Richard, born 1974, trafficking, drug abuse, 5808 Glenview Ave., Aug. 1.

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1481 Collegewood Drive woman reported being assaulted at 7100 block of Hamilton Avenue, July 25.


Woman reported TV, stereo stolen from vehicle at 6413 Meis Ave., July 25. Woman reported money stolen at 1826 Waltham Ave., July 25.

Springfield Township Arrests/citations

Herbert Dillard, 31, no address given, burglary, protection order violation at 1100 block of Tassie Lane, July 26. Melik Little, 20, 8959 Desoto Drive, receiving stolen property, carrying concealed weapon, weapons under disability at 6400 block of Betts Avenue, July 26. Mekko Williams, 22, 619 Strand Lane, drug trafficking, weapons under disability at Winton and North Bend roads, July 26. Deana Givens, 22, 1556 Meredith Drive, criminal damaging at 1556 Meredith Drive, July 28. Eric Smith, 29, drug possession at Hamilton Avenue and Sevenhills Drive, July 29. Daniel Jordan, 27, drug possession at 9200 block of Winton Road, July 29. David Lewis, 26, 9044 Brookside Drive, drug paraphernalia at 10900 block of Hamilton Avenue, July 30.

Shadrach Kanyion, 29, 1440 Kemper Road, drug possession at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, July 30. Ricardo Howell, 36, 9501Constitution Drive, drug trafficking at Winton and Compton roads, July 30. John Amos, 64, 11532 Freemantle Drive, aggravated menacing at 10300 block of Mill Road, July 30. Ronisha Johnson, 24, 218 W.12th St., criminal damaging, July 31. Michael Robinson, 51, 3515 McHenry Ave., theft at 8400 block of Winton Road, July 31. Dominique Peersen, 29, 8826 Neptune Drive, aggravated menacing at 1500 block of Meredith Drive, July 31. Dan Mason, 64, 1990 Westwood Northern Blvd., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at Winton and North Bend roads, July 31.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing

Woman reported being threatened at 1570 Meredith Drive, July 30. 2979 Earl Ave. woman reported being threatened at gun point at 10300 block of Burlington Road, July 30.


2055 Springdale Road man reported being hit in the face at 1700 block of Miles Road, July 26.

William Donald Baldock, 71, Springfield Township, died July 28. Survived by wife Sally Baldock; sons Todd (Sheila), Marc (Tracy), Jason Baldock; grandchildren Michael, Taylor, Ashley, Bryce, Jared, Riley; brother Harry Baldock; brothers- and sister-in-law Walt (Barbara) Richter, Peaches (Tom) Atha, Terry (Karen) Richter. Services were Aug. 1 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to: VITAS Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

William Davis

William S. Davis, Mount Healthy, died July 25. Survived by daughters Jean (the late Frank) Callaghan, Joyce (Roger) Thiess; sister Margaret Miller; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wives Lillian, Hazel Davis, son William R. Davis, stepson Donald (Marilyn) Ward, brothers David, Edward Davis; Services were July 28 at Paul R. Young Funeral Home. Memorials to Disabled American Veterans.

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August 10, 2011


Marine Corps Matthew T. Brunsman, son of Shirley A. and Dennis W. Brunsman, and fellow Marines assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics, Military Police Company Alpha of Lexington, Kentucky recently completed pre-deployment training, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. His unit is schedule to deploy in early August to various locations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Brunsman is a 2008 graduate of Roger Bacon High School and joined the Marine Corps in June 2009.


Army Pvt. John P. Hensey has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of

Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. Hensey is the son of Melville and Mary Hensey, he graduated in 2008 from Finneytown High School.


Army National Guard Lt. Col. David A. Lopina has graduated from the U.S. Army War College Correspondence Course at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa. The course prepares officers of all services, as well as civilian officials of the federal government, for top level command and staff positions with U.S. armed forces throughout the world. Lopina is a staff judge advocate assigned to the Hawaii Army National Guard at Honolulu. The lieutenant colonel has served in the military for 21 years. Lopina is the son of

Edward and Glenna Lopina of Greenhills, he graduated from Greenhills High School in 1982.


Army National Guard Pvt. Brandon T. Sims has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Sims is the son of Bridget Hughes, he graduated in 2009 from Winton Woods High School.


Army National Guard Spec. Timothy A. Yonts has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Yonts earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Virginia Yonts The specialist graduated from a home school program in 2004, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.


7912 Cherrywood Court: Salemme, Michael to Strayhorn, Sheila; $70,000. 1087 Loiska Lane: Federal National Mortgage Association to Tubbs, Quinetta; $20,500.


845 Cascade Road: Tristate Holdings LLC to Eagle 4 Properties LLC; $41,900. 845 Cascade Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Tristate Holdings LLC; $37,000. 699 Daphne Court: Morris, Geraldine to Odubola, Titlayo K. and Adenike Awofadeji; $107,000. 719 Decatur Court: Gastl, Mary Ann to Meza, Ana; $69,000. 701 Waycross Road: Lowery, Scott to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc.; $60,000.


1 Andover Road: Wilkerson Properties III LLC to Herrington, Teresa; $72,300. 1024 Ligorio Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Nerenberg, Jared M.; $83,000.


2371 Whitewood Lane: Schoenung, Joseph L. to Griffin, Samuel J.; $105,000.

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


7933 Hickman St.: HSBC Mortgage Corp. to Frank Properties LLC; $26,000. 7933 Hickman St.: Federal National Mortgage Association to HSBC Mortgage Corp.; $10. 7304 Park Ave.: Stuempel, Paul to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $36,000.


1713 Joseph Court: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Wyrick, Philip; $31,000. 6778 Richard Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corportion to Sandhu, Harjinder; $35,000. 7113 6543 Meis Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Wise, Mary Ann; $14,250. 6813 Tarawa Drive: Noschang, Kristine G. Tr. to Rodes, Jennifer; $72,500.

Clovernoll Drive: Fifth Third Mortgage Co. to Emmm I. LLC; $32,900. 7032 Ellen Ave.: Schmidt, Daniel J. and Angela M. to U.S. Bank NA; $48,000. 6947 Lois Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Bucalo, Terrance F.; $39,000. 6817 Richard Ave.: Grant, Sharon to Roberts, Woodrow Jr.; $42,385. 1927 Sterling Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $27,000. 1615 Goodman Ave.: Fannie Mae to Harbour Portfolio VII LP; $3,898.


12024 Elkwood Drive: Carr, Kelly A. and Michele S. to Martin, David K. and Lasonya S.; $127,000. 10005 Lakepark Drive: Schmidt, R. F. Tr. to Td Premier Properties LLC; $51,000. 910 McKelvey Road: Rowe, Charles H. to Ball, Thomas J.; $69,900. 9622 Pepper Circle: RBS Citizens NA to Rolfert, Michael R. and Lori L.; $129,500. 1311 Randomhill Road: Bray, Jeff to Saunders, Dericka; $80,500. 1319 Section Road: Smith, Dana to BAC Home Loans Servicing; $40,000. 1546 Springdale Road: Bonewell, David A. and Cathy J. to Long Shot 2008 LLC; $117,195. 1862 Windmill Way: McMillan, Deborah S. to Frederick Property Management LLC; $17,775.

Library having annual warehouse sale

Discover Llanfair, Your Personal Paradise

One of the area’s biggest used book sales takes place two weeks later this summer but promises to offers thousands of new items as the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County hosts its Summer Warehouse Sale from Aug. 25-28. The warehouse is at 8456 Vine Street, Hartwell Special features for Friends’ members: A preview sale on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5-8 p.m. And 50 percent off all purchases on Sunday, Aug. 28. Memberships are available at the door beginning at $20 a year.

August 18th, 1-3 or 6-8 pm

Escape for the day for a tropical-themed open house at Llanfair Retirement Community. We welcome you to our island of paradise and encourage you to meet and mingle with staff and residents as you sip on tropical cocktails, sample tasty hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean from the Firelytes Steel Drum Band. A personal tour guide will accompany you through our beach-themed oasis and give you a wonderful introduction to our Masterpiece Living® culture, the Llanfair lifestyle and our parent organization, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services. Your tour of the island will include:

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Friends’ members also enjoy many other perks, including shopping at the warehouse on Wednesdays and select Saturdays from July-May, discounts at the Library Friends’ Shop, preferred seating at Library programs, and notifications of upcoming sales and other events. For audio and video fans, you can select from thousands of classical and jazz LPs priced at $1 per disk, as well as movies and other films on VHS ($1 each), CDs and DVDs ($3 each), and books on tape and CD. Prices begin at $0 for paperbacks, although

some bargains in children’s books can be had for fifty cents. Times of the sale are: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27 and 28; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. A members’ Preview Sale will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. For more information contact the warehouse at 513-369-6035, email, or visit



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

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MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit: MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

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