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Back to school bells ringing in local classrooms


By Jennie Key

Teachers, parents and students are all getting ready for summer vacation to come to a close and classes to begin in area schools. Local stores are filled with school supplies and lists from schools in the community and parents are helping students be ready for the first day of school for the 2013-14 school year. Classes begin for students in the Mount Healthy City School District on Thursday, Aug. 22, and open houses are set for all three of the district’s school buildings. Ohio Academic Achievement test results will be distributed at the open. OAA results unclaimed at the open houses will be sent home with students once classes begin. Open house at Mount Healthy North and Mount Healthy South elementary schools will be on Monday, Aug. 19. Open house for parents of prekindergarten through thirdgrade students will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and parents of students in grade four through six should attend fro 6:30 to 7 p.m. Open house at Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20. A new year brings new programs and expectations for the coming school year. At the elementary level, Handler says physical education will be reinstated. Handler says the state’s body mass index and

Mount Healthy South Elementary School teacher Holly Miller is getting her preschool classroom ready for students. Her 11-year-old son Luke helps her fill the prize box she uses to reward good behavior during the school year. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

obesity initiatives and testing around physical education are the main reason the program is coming back, but she is glad to do it. “I am a firm believer that these little people need to get up and get out during the school day,” Handler said. “And they learn about competition and team work in this program as well. It is hard for them to sit all day and only move around at recess.”

Mount Healthy is bringing back all-day kindergarten when school begins. The district dropped full-day kindergarten because of budget shortfalls and levy losses. Superintendent Lori Handler says the district is bringing back the all-day kindergarten program because of the third grade reading guarantee. Students who do not pass a third-

Springfield Township resident Kathy Blum, a physical education teacher, demonstrates the proper stance to kindergartner Ayla Daoud, 5, at an annual tennis camp at Cincinnati Country Day School. Blum provides instruction on basic strokes, getting familiar with the court and the rules of tennis.

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Economic development moves into shade of Sunshine Law Lawmakers add it to topics for executive session discussion Community Press staff report

An amendment to the state’s budget bill put economic development in the shade when it comes to Ohio’s Sunshine Law. There were a number of laws and rule changes tucked in among the funds for schools and public improvements in Senate Bill 59. One additional provision of the bill amended Ohio’s Open Records and Open Meetings laws, collectively known as the

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Sunshine Laws, to allow working on deals with business for economic development to the list of reasons local governments can meet behind closed doors. The amendment extends ORC 121.22, which allows the state to discuss economic development details in executive session, to local governments such as villages, cities and townships.



Executive session meetings are permitted for a number of reasons, such as discussion of pending or imminent lawsuits or the hiring or discipline of a public employee. The executive sessions only allow for discussion. Ohio law requires any vote resulting from discussion during an executive session must occur during the portion of the public

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meeting. Springfield Township Trustee Joe Honerlaw said that the provision will help them continue to redevelop the township. “We as a township are undoubtedly dependent on redevelopment projects in order to continue our mission of moving this community forward and making it sustainable into the future,” he said. “This change in the law will enable us to allow these critical redevelopment projects to happen without negatively influencing the process by releasing details of tentative property acquisitions too soon.” Not everyone is a fan of expanding executive sessions. Curt Hartman, an attorney

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whose practice includes government accountability and is a former trustee in Pierce Township, said that while the Ohio Municipal League and the Ohio Township Association supported the change, he thought it was unnecessary. “There was no reason to do this,” he said. “When has an economic development opportunity been lost because this was not in place? Supporters could not point to a single situation. It’s all theoretical. ” Hartman said Cincinnati is not permitted to have executive sessions per its charter, making this not applicable to the city’s See SHADE, Page A2 Vol. 76 No. 25 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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grade reading proficiency test by the end of third grade will not be promoted. Handler instituted allday kindergarten in the district and is pleased to bring it back. “A lot of our students don’t have preschool ex-

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perience.” Handler said. “And we were trying to catch them up in two and a half hours a day. It wasn’t working.” Thanks to the district’s new buildings and permanent improvement projects, Mount Healthy is well prepared to handle the state testing that requires computers to complete. “We have the equipment and we will be working to make sure our students have the computer skills they need to be successful on these tests,” she said. Students at Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School will begin school with an interim principal in the wake of former principal Marlon Styles Jr.’s departure for the Lakota Local School

District. Handler said she expects the board will name an interim principal at the Aug. 19 board meeting. “This is not a good time to be looking,” Handler said. “We will open the search up again in January or February.” Handler said the district is also bringing back middle school sports. “Our students need structured after-school activities, and it’s a league issue,” she said. “For the cost, this was something we have to do. We have to field teams in the league or we may not be welcome.”

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Other districts are also getting ready to welcome students. Finneytown: School

starts for students in grades 1-6 and grades 7 and 9 on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Students in grades 8, and 10-12 begin class Thursday, Aug. 22. » Elementary schools in the district are planning back-to-school celebrations which includes classroom visits, meet-the teacher, parent information meetings, snacks and student program with the Finneytown High School Music Department. » Whitaker Elementary, 7400 Winton Road, will have its celebration, on Monday, Aug. 19. The program for students in grades 3 and 4 is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and continues from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for students in grades 5 and 6. Call 513-728-3737 for information. » Brent Elementary, 8791 Brent Drive, will have its celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The program for students in kindergarten is from 5:306:30 p.m. and continues from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for students in grades 1 and 2. Call 513-728-3720 for information. There is an open house and fall sports meeting at 5 p.m. at the secondary campus, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace. Call 513-

931-0712 for information. North College Hill: Classes begin for students on Thursday, Aug. 15. » Back-to-school picnics are planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the school buildings. Pick up schedules, locate classrooms, take tours, and have a hotdog, bag of chips and a drink to start the new school year. The picnics are at North College Hill Elementary, 6955 Grace Ave., call 5137287 for information; North College Hill Middle School, 1624 W. Galbraith Road, call 513-728-4785 for information and North College Hill High School, 1620 W. Galbraith Road, call 513-728-4783 for information. Winton Woods: Classes begin for most students on Wednesday, Aug. 21. » Winton Woods Primary School South, 825 Lakeridge Road, and Winton Woods Primary School North,73 Junefield Avenue, have back-to-school events from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 for students in kindergarten through second grade. Winton Woods Elementary, 1501 Kingsbury Drive, has its open house at 6:30 p.m for third graders and 7:30 p.m. for

fourth graders on Tuesday, Aug. 20. » Winton Woods Intermediate School open house is 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the school for fifth and sixth graders at 825 Waycross Road on Thursday, Aug. 29. » Winton Woods Middle School, 147 Farragut Road for students in grades seven and eight will have its open house beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4. » Winton Woods High School will hold its annual back-to-school cookout from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August15, at the plaza in between the high school and athletic building at 1231 W. Kemper Road. Free hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, and water will be available through a donation from Meijer. Students and parents will be able to fill out school forms, pay school fees, and meet representatives from clubs and extra-curricular activities. Rain moves the event indoors. AT&T is kicking off a “no texting while driving” campaign at the cookout with a wheel and pedal simulator available in room 162 to help drive home the message.


“It can help in cases where there is sensitive proprietary or financial information which could hurt the enterprise if it became available to their customers or competitors,” he said. “My personal take is if a public subsidy is involved maximum transparency should be the norm. If it is just

providing information and no tax incentives or public funding is involved the prospect’s privacy should be respected to the greatest extent possible.” Forest Park’s economic development director Paul Brehm says the change in the law probably won’t result in much change in the way his city does business. “We haven’t seen that it’s a problem to have those discussions in public,” Brehm said. “I can’t think of an instance in the past where this would have been helpful. We have always been able to have the conversations we needed to have in public and I really don’t see that changing.” Dennis Hetzel, executive director of the Ohio Newspaper Association, wrote to his group’s members that he had yet to see evidence that more secrecy in public meetings would be a significant variable in major business decisions. His concern was that greater secrecy would lead to less public input and more mistakes; even more corruption. “Public input beforethe-fact shouldn’t be considered an annoyance or impediment,” he wrote.

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development plans. North College Hill City Administrator Mark Fitzgerald said the law change should make companies more comfortable developing in the city.


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Goodtimers ride set for Aug 18 The 13th annual Freedom Ride, “A Call To Unity,” rolls out of the Gailey VFW Post 8326 on Brownsway Lane on Sunday, Aug. 18. The event is sponsored by the Goodtimers, a group of families that socializes and enjoys sports together. The ride benefits the Goodtimers Foundation, which supports local communities and groups in general, and Colerain Township in particular, according to founding member Tom Scherz. Last year, the ride raised $9,987. Scherz says it’s a lot of fun and it’s for a really good cause. Registration for the old-fashioned Poker Run begins at 9 a.m. and the ride leaves at 11 a.m. from the Gailey VFW Post, 8326 Brownsway Lane. There is a $15 donation for one rider and $5 for a passenger. Scherz says Fristoe Catering, is handling breakfast and Bob Cushing will entertain in the morning. The 52-mile ride travels to the Harrison VFW Hall and back. There is a police motorcycle escort leading the ride and a support truck following. “We leave no man behind,” Scherz said. “We make sure everybody gets back.” If you don’t ride, you can still be part of the fun as it features an after-ride bash at the VFW Hall. Scherz says the bash starts at 2 p.m. at the Gailey VFW Hall with entertainment by King Bee &

Tom Rudy and his dad Al Rudy line up at the 11th annual Freedom Ride in 2011. This year's ride will be Sunday, Aug. 18. PROVIDED

The Stingers, Fat Boy Ride, and Final Order. Admission to the after-ride party, which will be broadcast live via Internet radio station, is a $5 donation. Scherz says the after party is becoming popular in its own right. “We get a lot of walk-ins after the ride,” he said. Fristoe Catering is also handling food for the party. Scherz says there will be hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, chili and other party foods. “It’s rain or shine,” he said. “We have the hall if it rains.” Goodtimers veteran Al Rudy says the big concern is always weather. He says the event supports good causes and shows how generous people can be. “Even the bands donate their time,” he said. Over the years, the ride has raised more than $295,000.

The Goodtimers was formed in 1968 as a support squad for a Sunday football team that many of the members played for. Members built, owned, and for many years maintained a softball and soccer complex in Miamitown. Originally Goodtimers Grove, it’s now Riverfront West. After the terrorist attack on New York in 2001, the decided to have a Freedom Ride to benefit victims. It went well. So well, in fact, the Goodtimers Foundation decided to continue the ride and began giving money to area police departments and area families in need. The group plans rides, trips, outings to football games, pig roasts, bowling leagues and a host of other good times. For more information, visit the group’s website at

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BRIEFLY AHG open house is set for Aug. 27

American Heritage Girls (AHG) Troop OH2521 is having an open house for all new members from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. Come and learn about the exciting year we have planned. Contact Michelle Wilson at 513-578-5671 for more information.

Nature movie and walk

Mount Healthy presents a Friday Night Flick and Nocturnal Nature walk beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Mount Healthy Pool, 1514 Hill Ave. The 50-minute movie about beavers will be followed by a trip to Mount Healthy Heritage Park on Hamilton Avenue at the interchange with Ronald Reagan/Cross County Highway to see the animals in their natural habitat at the park. Bring a chair and a flashlight.

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The Cincinnati Silent Flyers will be participating in the Academy of Model Aeronautics’ “National Fly Day” from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at the group’s airfield at 10920 Mill Road. People are invited to come out and watch the aircraft perform in the air. Time and weather permitting, you may have an opportunity to try your hand at flying one of the training planes. The CSF is celebrating its 10th year as a charter AMA club and is the only all electric-powered, radio control flying club in Hamilton County. Aircraft range from small, indoor planes and helicopters, to larger planes

Mount Healthy presents a Bluegrass concert beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug.17, in the Gazebo at Mount Healthy City Park, 1514 Hill Ave. Performing will be Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, a harddriving bluegrass group based out of Famous Old Time Music Company. The band delivers a stage show with driving instrumentals, close-knit harmonies, amusing novelty songs, and a show-stopping trick fiddling act. Visit for information about the group.

Fiesta Funfest is Aug. 18

The Fiesta Funfest, a community fiestathemed dance, will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road. $10 admission includes soft drinks, beer, snacks, door prizes, photo booth and dancing. Music by DJ Larry Robers. Call 513521-1112 for information.

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Greenhills Community Chuch Presbyterian presents “Sunset Serenade,” a summer serenade concert to support the church’s newly founded Choral Scholar Program. The concert will showcase guest artists from the greater Cincinnati area as well as local musicians and feature a broad range of selections from Broadway, jazz, opera, classical instrumental, art song, folk and blue grass traditions. The concert also introduces mu-

Preschool available

St. Paul Preschool, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 6997 Hamilton Ave., North College Hill, is enrolling children for the 2013-2014 school year. The parent-participation program is based on early childhood education principles and Christian education objectives. The 3-year-old classes meet on Monday and Tuesday, either morning or afternoon for $80 per month. The 4-year-old classes meet Wednesday through Friday, either morning or afternoon, for $110 per month. Prekindergarten classes meet Monday through Thursday, either morning or afternoon, for $160 per month. There is a $50 registration fee that is non-re-

fundable. The school is peanut-free. Call school director Karen Rieman at 931-9062 to enroll.

Tree, shrub sale

Get a jump on next year’s planting and add some native beauty to your yard during the Great Parks of Hamilton County Annual Native Tree & Shrub Sale. The sale features 24 types of trees and shrubs grown from locally collected seeds. Unlike plants introduced to the area after the arrival of the settlers, native plants are perfect for local landscaping, because they are adapted to the Midwest’s cold winters and hot, dry summers. They also help combat invasive species and create a rich, diverse habitat for many native birds and insects. Planting trees and shrubs in the fall allows time for them to establish a healthy root system before the winter season. Trees and shrubs are $25 each, and orders must be placed by Sept. 14. Plants are available for pickup Sept. 21 from any of the three Great Parks’ Nature’s Niche Gifts & Books stores: FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Woodland Mound and Sharon Woods. For more information or to order online, visit

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Deters requested an autopsy on Mahaney, 46, of North College Hill after Mahaney died last month. His death came 11 months after the teens brutally beat him. After the beating, Mahaney was hospitalized for four days with internal bleeding and other injuries. The beating drew national attention because of its severity and the ages of the teens – all were13 or14 – who told police they beat Mahaney because they had nothing better to do. Deters asked for the autopsy to see if Mahaney’s death was connected to last summer’s beating, which could have resulted in possible murder charges against the six teens, charged with felonious assault. Mahaney was returning from a trip to the store


where he bought a sixpack of beer when the teens attacked him in August 2012. “I don't remember anything,” Mahaney told The Enquirer last year after the beating. “I was walking home from the store – and ‘bam.’” He died July 12. Mahaney’s blood-alcohol content, as measured during the autopsy, was .226 percent – almost three times Ohio’s .08 percent legal driving limit.

Mahaney’s family said after his death that the 2012 beating caused him to become even more of a recluse and to ignore his health. Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco “said his liver just failed,” Deters said. Five of the teens have already admitted to accusations in Hamilton County Juvenile Court; some have already been sentenced. One teen plans to fight the charges in a trial. “If the coroner is saying he died of natural causes, I don’t see how anybody can charge a homicide,” attorney Pete Rosenwald said. He represents one of the six teens. His client admitted and was convicted of felonious assault and sentenced by Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter to probation until age 21, community service and to write a book report.


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sic director Brad Caldwell to the community. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. There will preshow reception of heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks at 6 p.m. followed by a marvelous concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and are on sale by members of the church, at Simons McDonough Insurance Agency in the Greenhills Shopping Center, and through the church office at 21 Cromwell Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Friday.

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Discover your inner triathlete. Start a new tradition and challenge your family, your friends and yourself to the Hamilton County Parks District’s semiannual mini triathlon beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Winton Woods. Athletes will walk/run 1.7 miles, bike 3.4 miles and paddle 1 mile. Try it solo or form a team of up to three. Cost is $20 per person, which includes the cost of a canoe or kayak and paddle equipment. Winton Woods (Cost is $20/person. Register at by 8/26.) Space is limited, and registration at is due by Monday, Aug. 26. Call 513-521-7275 for information.

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Ursuline students earn Volunteer Group of Year award

Winton Woods High School art students, from left, Sara Ante, Jalen Walker, Katie Schmittou, art teacher Carol Becci-Youngs, Bridgette Scott-Devlin, Sean Jetter and Alona Pasichnyk participated in this year’s Artists Reaching Classrooms Student Art Exhibition. Not pictured is Moonee Phou. THANKS TO TERESA CLEARY.

Winton Woods art students have their work exhibited

Being a part of the Taft Museum’s Artists Reaching Classrooms program has given seven Winton Woods High School students “the opportunity to actually work with artists who make that their profession,” said Advanced/AP art teacher Carol Becci-Youngs. “ARC has turned a concept into reality for these students.” Becci-Youngs said touring an artist’s studio and having classroom visits from a book il-

lustrator, ceramic artist and graphic designer have all helped her students decide if they really want to pursue art as a career. “At the end of the year the students can participate in a juried art show that further helps them understand the world of a professional artist,” said Becci-Youngs. “There are rules and deadlines they have to follow to be part of the annual Artists Reaching Classrooms Stu-

SCHOOL NOTES Mount Healthy City Schools

Karen Black, a teacher at South Elementary, co-presented at a STEM conference at the University of Cincinnati with fellow South teacher Shannon Racquet, and Robin McGinnis and Cheryl Wilson, both teachers at North Elementary. This was the first time Mount Healthy teachers have participated in the STEM conference, which was held at the UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Arine Ibbino has been selected for the Pride Award at the Junior High Awards Night. The Pride Award is awarded to one student who unfailingly displays Mount Healthy pride, is always respectful to teachers and fellow students, works very hard to make good choices and lives with a positive attitude. Ibbino earned multiple Pride nominations from her teachers, who wrote of her positive attitude and outstanding effort that is an excellent example for fellow classmates. She received a Mount Healthy Pride T-shirt, an iPod and gift cards.

Winton Woods City School District

Felipe Morales-Torres has been hired as the new orchestra director for the district. Morales-Torres, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, grew up in Miami, graduated from high school in northern Ohio and was a stuMoralesdent teacher at Torres Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts. Morales-Torres is active in community-based music programs and has been working with an “El Sistema” style youth program for the Dayton Philharmonic for the last year. “The Sistema philosophy thrives on the community and

joy of ensemble music making,” said Morales-Torres. “Moreover, it targets the development of holistic values such as citizenship, excellence, curiosity and personal expression. It is a style of teaching that calls for a lot of imagination and critical thinking, both from myself and from my students. I think it will be a great fit for the awesome, cosmopolitan school culture I have already started to see at Winton Woods.” ■ Winton Woods City Schools’ efforts to keep students healthy while school is out is going well. That’s according to Karen Homan, the district’s child nutrition director. “We have been averaging about 200 children a day,” she said. “This is a great service for our community and something Winton Woods City Schools can be proud of.” Lunch was served at Winton Woods Intermediate School, 825 Waycross Road in Forest Park, every Monday through Friday until Aug. 2. There are no income requirements or registration. Any child 18 years of age and under may come to eat. The Summer Lunch program is a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture to provide free lunch to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the National Summer Food Service Program, visit For more information about the summer lunch program in Winton Woods, contact the Child Nutrition Department at 619-2480.

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Winton Woods High School was presented with the Global Education Excellence Award from the EF Foundation at the May Board of Education meeting. “Dr. Holden’s global leadership has trickled down to everyone at Winton Woods,” said Lora Wolke, international exchange coordinator. “Winton Woods has opened its arms to exchange students, and the students rave about Winton Woods. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Ursuline Academy has received an award from St. Joseph Home in Sharonville for Volunteer Group of the Year. The group of 10 students had been volunteering throughout the school year working with the residents once a month at St. Joseph. Included in the student volunteers is Erin Frey of Springfield Township. “We visit one Tuesday a month in the evenings. The students plan crafts and fun activities. Some events have included a pampering/spa night,

bracelet making, and we attended St. Joseph Home’s Valentine’s Dance,” Ursuline community service coordinator Kira Hinkle said, adding that they have sent groups to volunteer for the school’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Lenten Day of Service as well. Hinkle says it is a “such a huge honor to receive the award. I know our students have really connected with the residents and it means so much to them to be recognized by the St. Joseph Home family.” Ursuline Academy students, from left, Layne Rumpke, Katie Boehm, Samar Ahmad and Chandler Sambrookes are pictured at St. Joseph Home in Sharonville.

dent Art Exhibition.” Winton Woods students who had work selected for the show were Katie Schmittou, Sarah Ante, Bridgette Scott-Devlin, Sean Jetter, Alona Pasichnyk, Moonee Phou and Jalen Walker. Walker won an honorable mention for his self portrait. All the student artwork was displayed at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County.



The John Paul School Girls on the Run team ran in a 5K race in downtown Cincinnati May 11. The team is coached by Tina Peterson. Members are, from left, Lailah Robinson, Evelyn Luken-Brennan, Kate Flerlage, Grace Romer, Elise Maisel, Jade Louis, Devyn Johnson, Trinity Vivians, Ariya King, Kellie Jo Mahan, Lily Fritz and Aubrey Klein. The goal of Girls on the Run is to help girls to understand their potential by participating in various running activities that teach life long skills. The program culminates in a non-competitive 5K race event which gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. PROVIDED

Mt. Healthy Coordinating Council awards nine college scholarships

The Mount Healthy City Schools Coordinating Council recently awarded college scholarships to nine 2013 graduates. The scholarships totaled $17,500 and are named after people who have contributed to the fund and encouraged education within the district. The scholarships and recipients were: » Jacob Burrell, Bert Barnes Memorial Scholarship,

$2,500; » Jessica Gary, David Bechtel Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; » Cordel George, Joseph Epplen Award, $1,000; » Linda Hoepf, Teri Phillips Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; » Jeremy Miller, Ruth Griffing Memorial Scholarship, $1,500; » Austin Pennington, David Horine Family Award, $1,000; » Amanda Pleasant, Joyce

Hauer Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; » Corin Walker, Wendt Family Award, $1,500; and » Kayla Whoberry, Ethel Frost Memorial Scholarship, $2,500. The Coordinating Council operates the scholarship program in cooperation with the district, and also participates in the Sharing Tree program, a food pantry, during the holidays. Mount Healthy High School students winning Coordinating Council college scholarships are, from left, Corin Walker, Amanda Pleasant, Kayla Whoberry, Austin Pennington, Cordel George, Jacob Burrell, Jeremy Miller, Linda Hoepf and Jessica Gary. PROVIDED.



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Mohawks looks for offensive improvement By Tom Skeen

HAMILTON COUNTY — With the school year just days away, finals cuts have been made and many local soccer teams will take the field this week. Here is a preview of the Hilltop Press coverage area:


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Luke Cobbs headlines Joe Talley’s roster in 2013 after receiving honorable mention AllCincinnati Hills League honors last season. The Wildcats finished with just three wins in 2012 and will look to rebound this season starting Aug. 17 at New Richmond. No other information was available before press deadline.

La Salle

The Lancers and coach Steve Schulten graduated 13 players from last season’s 8-5-5 squad. Senior Jacob Whyle headlines a group of seven seniors in 2013. Whyle finished 2012 with seven goals and one assist. The Lancers begin their season Aug. 21 on the road against Kings.

Mt. Healthy

Scott Bolser takes over the Owls after a 3-10-3 2012 season and is hoping to snap a streak of five consecutive losing seasons. Anchoring his team in 2013 are seniors Justin Robertson, Ren Washington and Josue Reyes, along with juniors Brayden Bolser and C.J. Walker. Brandon Birch, Doug Schamer and Tony Logan are expected to make a big impact as well. When asked what he likes most about his team going into the season, Bolser said, “the fact that this group of young men that I have returning never quit.” The Owls start their 2013 campaign Aug. 20 against Cincinnati Christian.

North College Hill

Before 2012 the Trojans won four games over the previous five years. NCH won four games in 2012 under then first-year coach Jason Williamson, who is back and hungry for more success. Senior midfielder Anthony Ledgyard and fellow senior defender Rob Miller headline Williamson’s returning players. Tyler Walker and Donald Burns man the striker positions along with sophomores Deandre Shannon and Nick Stifel. The Trojans begin their season Aug. 19 at Deer Park.

Roger Bacon

After allowing 57 goals last season en route to a 2-13-2 season, coach Dick Arszman likes what he sees defensively from his team in 2013. Seniors Joe Engel and Bailey Rolsen return at the defender position, while Josh Engel and Scott Enneking are back to man the net. Kyle Suffoletta and Rash Abdelwahed are expected to run the offense after combining for three goals and six assists last season. Junior Bobby Wilking should also provide a spark for Arszman offensively. “We have a nice nucleus and our key is to keep them healthy at this point because we don’t have a lot of (depth),” the coach said. “You get one or two out and that can kind of mess up the continuity of the group.” The Spartans start their season Aug. 17 against Withrow.

St. Xavier

Brian Schaeper takes over the Bombers in 2013 after 13year coach Henry Ahrens stepped down. Schaeper enters his eighth season with the Bombers’ program after serving as an assistant under Ahrens and most recently as the junior varsity coach, so he is very familiar with the roster he is working



By Tom Skeen


with. He takes over a varsity team that won the Greater Catholic League South and made a run to the regional semifinals last season. Senior center midfielder Austin Harrell returns after scoring five goals and dishing out two assists last season, earning him first team All-GCL honors. Fellow senior Kiley Sunderhaus led the Bombers with seven goals last season en route to first-team honors as well. Forward Jack Caudill joins center defender David Elsen and midfielder Mitch Bernert as the other returners. “This year’s team is very excited about the 2013 season,” Schaeper said. “The players believe in their ability to experience success, and so far they have showed that they are willing to put in the work to accomplish their goals.” The Bombers start their season on the road at Loveland Aug. 17.

Winton Woods

Senior midfielder and team captain Daniel Augustine headlines the 2013 Warriors roster for coach Wynndel Watts. Augustine is one of six seniors on the roster, which features two French-speaking international student-athletes from Cameroon. Belmond Kodyio and Tudieshi Niumba are first-year players for Watts and the coach is hoping they can make an immediate impact for a team that won just one game last season. Fellow seniors A.J. Brandy, Miguel Garcia and Ernest Ofori will also play a major role in helping the Warrior program get back on track. “We are still rebuilding,” the coach said. “We expect to have a more competitive team this year. We are stronger on offense and have a few underclassmen playing for us this year.” Senior Jonathan Madrigal is making the tough transition See BOYS, Page A7

Andrew Glibbery takes over after spending the two seasons as an assistant coach at Deer Park. After some early changes that didn’t equal the results he was looking for, the first-year head coach has a new motto for 2013. “Soccer has to be smart, simple and disciplined,” he said. “Those are the things I’ve been preaching so far.” Leading the way for the Wildcats is senior forward Rebecca Snyder, who earned first-team All-Cincinnati Hills League honors after scoring 13 goals and dishing seven assists, both of which ranked inside the top five in the league. Fellow senior Lindsey Harmon was named second-team all-league, while Maddie Mayes, Katie Wade, Amber Ward, Ava Closson, Sydney Zwick, Liz Snyder and Olivia Williams are also back and coming off a 7-6-2 season. Sophomore goalkeeper Tess Enderle is back after recording two shutouts and posting a .940 save percentage in 2012. Glibbery will make is coaching debut Aug. 17 at New Richmond.


The Mohawks were either shutout or managed just one goal 14 times last season. They lost 12 of those games and tied the other two. Coach Melissa Frampton is hoping that trend will change in 2013. Senior Sam Kerr is back for her fourth season as a member of the varsity squad and will start at forward for Frampton after scoring three goals and dishing out two assists last season. Fellow seniors Julia Hoffman (defender) and Claire Knecht (midfield) will look to end their careers on a high note. Knecht is back after missing the majority of the 2012 season due to injury. The Mohawks’ strong suit looks to be their goalkeeper for the second consecutive season. Madeline Drexilius takes over after sitting behind Kelly Neeb last season, who is now at Auburn University. “Her intensity, her knowledge of the game and the girl is just a leader,” Frampton said of her goalie. “She is a born leader back there and the kids love it. … She’s loud, demands respect

and I’m just excited. She’s a good kids and is committed both academically and athletically.” Frampton graduated 11 seniors and will run out a roster that features one freshman, four sophomores and six juniors to go with the aforementioned seniors. “We are a bit all over the board but that is nice with graduating so many seniors,” the coach said. “We have to fill a lot of shoes, but we have a lot of young talent.” That young talent will start the season Aug. 19 at home against Colerain.

Mount Healthy

Becky Savage takes over for the Owls who begin their season Aug. 20 at home against Cincinnati Christian. No other information was available before press deadline.

North College Hill

Brandon Robson leads the Trojans who begin their season Aug. 19 at home against Deer Park. No other information was available before press deadline.

Roger Bacon

Tom Eckart enters his fifth season as the Spartans’ coach. After running out a young team in 2012 that finished the season 6-12, Eckart is hoping for a better understanding of his system with the girls having a season under their belts. “I think that what was helpful was last year the girls seemed to understand the system we wanted them to work with,” the coach said. “Coming back they know what we expect from them. They have a good work ethic and a better attitude coming in and they are a lot more positive.” Sophomore striker Jackie Frame is back after leading the Spartans with 12 goals a season ago. She is joined by fellow sophomore Shelby Watterson at defender and junior Ashley DeBurger at midfield. Eckart has a position battle brewing at goalkeeper between junior Tabatha Adams and freshman Natalie Geers. While Adams holds the position as of today, he expects the newcomer to challenge for playing time throughout the season. “We are looking forward to this season more than some of the past seasons,” Eckart said. “… We have a good number of girls to work with this year.” Eckart and his Spartans open the season Aug. 17 versus Clark Montessori at Withrow.

Winton Woods

The Warriors are coached by Donielle White and begin their season Aug. 19 at home against Finneytown. No other information was available before press deadline.

Roger Bacon sophomore Riley Lambing works the ball between two Finneytown defenders Aug. 10 during a preseason scrimmage at Roger Bacon. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS



Cincinnati Triathlon winner found calling later in life Bearcats. When he decided to try a triathlon, he put in time at the Clippard YMCA to improve his swimming. “Biking has always been my strongest,” said Sillies. “At first, swimming was my hardest. I trained really hard at the Clippard Y.” The early morning training sessions motivated Sillies. It helps that his girlfriend works at the Y where he trains. He also has a group of training partners who encourage each other each step of the way. “I enjoy training with friends, and the community connection at the Y,” said Sillies. “I love getting up every day before the sun’s up, living a healthy, active lifestyle.” Sillies also draws inspiration from his younger brother, Colton. Colton has Down’s Syndrome, and Devin enjoys competing in charity events in honor of his brother. He has received sponsorship from a program called More Than Sport, which helps athletes raise money for charities through various events. The Sillies family was there to cheer Devin on as he crossed the finish line at the Cincinnati Triathlon. Their presence motivated Sillies. “My family and friends were all there to cheer me on,” said Sillies. “This can be a selfish

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Some people grow up competing in their favorite sport, honing their skills from an early age. Others do not find their athletic calling until later in life. Devin Sillies, a 2007 graduate from La Salle High School, falls into the latter category. It was not until his junior year of college that Sillies realized his talent for the triathlon. On July 21, he won the Olympic-distance Cincinnati Triathlon. Sillies finished the 1,500 meter swim, 25mile bike ride, and 10 kilometer run in just 1:59:59. By winning his hometown event, he qualified for the USA Triathlon age group National Championships Aug.10 in Milwaukee, Wisc. “I always wanted to win the hometown race,” said Sillies, 24. “When I crossed the finish line, I still didn’t believe it. I thought someone was in front of me the whole time.” At La Salle, Sillies ran cross country as a freshman, but an injury derailed his season, and he did not return to the team. While majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati, he began cycling with friends. He played club ice hockey for the





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Watch some amazing equestrian athletes from across the state compete for medals and bragging rights at the Special Olympics Ohio State Equestrian Competition at Winton Woods Riding Center Aug. 16-17. Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on the athletes as they compete in the only Special Olympics recognized equestrian competition in the state of Ohio. The event kicks off 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, with opening ceremonies and a parade of athletes and continues all day Saturday, Aug. 17, with competitions and medal ceremonies. Preregistration to compete is required through competitors’ local Special Olympics office. Spectators are welcome, at no cost. The Winton Woods Riding Center hosts training and events for Special Olympics athletes throughout the year. Its programs and competitions give those with differing abilities new confidence through horseback riding and help them apply that confidence to everyday life. The Special Olympics program exists to provide year-round training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The Winton Woods Riding Center is located at 10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 at Winton Woods. A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the park.

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Social Security more important now Half of Americans have less than $10,000 in savings, and only 14 percent are very confident they will have enough money for a comfortable retirement according to a study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Our nation’s retirement system has been described as a “three-legged stool” of pensions, savings and Social Security. As employer provided pensions have disappeared and saving has become more difficult for families, Social Security has never been more important. Social Security is one of the greatest anti-poverty programs in our country’s history. This most efficient, most effective retirement program is under

attack by people who want us to believe that the only way to save the program is to slash benefits. Richard U.S. Sen. Schwab Tom Harkin COMMUNITY PRESS has a different GUEST COLUMNIST take. The Strengthening Social Security Act of 2013 (S.B 567) introduced by Sen. Harkin (D-IA) would: » Strengthen benefits by reforming the Social Security benefit formula – To improve benefits for current and future Social Security beneficiaries, the Act changes the method by which the Social Security Ad-

Evaluating what companies stand for How much do you know about the companies that you do business with? Socially responsible investing is a growing movement in which people choose their investments based on how closely a company’s values reflect their own. While socially responsible investing typically encompasses financial investments, shareholder advocacy and community investments, Steven Alonso there is also COMMUNITY PRESS another kind GUEST COLUMNIST of investment to consider – an investment of one’s time and purchasing power. In today’s world, people are looking for ways to transfer their financial decisions into real impacts that will promote their ideals. That can mean making “green,” “sustainable” or “ethical” investments. It can also mean giving your business to companies – banks, entertainment venues, restaurants – whose stated mission and philanthropic philosophies match your own. Deciding where to do business can involve a variety of considerations, even before you get to the “socially responsible” part. Does a company offer the quality you desire? How are its products rated? Does the price work with your budget? How convenient is it to do business? Another big factor is reputation. It’s the bridge that links both practical and socially responsible considerations. Most people want to work with a company that treats customers right; a company they can trust to do the right thing. That can lead to deeper questions about whether a company is socially responsible. With a little research, companies’ corporate culture, vendor and community relationships, environmental practices and more can come into focus. Here are a few tips to get started: » Friends and family. Con-

sult them—they are excellent resources who are often eager to provide feedback about their first-hand experiences. » Online reviews. Specific products are often reviewed on websites like by other consumers and rated on a five-point scale. » Social media. Pose a question on Facebook or Twitter and get answers from a larger pool of individuals. » News media. What stories do you see about this company? Is it positive or negative? » Company websites. Balance what is learned in your media research with what a company produces. Do they have a corporate social responsibility report or an annual report? If so, read them. » Better Business Bureau. Companies are rated for service and quality and their handling of customer issues. » Store-fronts. Visit before you buy. Do they allow you to ask questions? Are the employees knowledgeable? Do they listen to you? Once you make a decision, re-evaluate it over time. Did the bank you chose deliver on its promises? Did the restaurant’s service and food match your impressions from your research? I know at Fifth Third, we focus intently on living up to our purpose; it has to do with listening to customers and inspiring them with smart financial solutions that continually improve their lives and the well-being of our communities. Our investments in customers, employees and communities – all part of corporate social responsibility – are important to us because they are important to you. The fact is, as a consumer, you have a world of choices to make, and a world of data to help guide you. Companies know that. We know the power you hold, and we don’t just want your business. We also want your respect. Steven Alonso is executive vice president and head of the Consumer Bank for Fifth Third Bancorp.



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ministration calculates Social Security benefits. This change would boost benefits for all Social Security beneficiaries by approximately $70 per month, but is targeted to help those in the low and middle of the income distribution, for whom Social Security has become an ever greater share of their retirement income. » Ensure that cost of living adjustments adequately reflect the living expenses of retirees – The Act changes the way the Social Security Administration calculates the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA). To ensure that benefits better reflect cost increases facing seniors, future COLAs would be based on the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E.) Making

this change to Social Security would result in higher COLAs, ensuring that seniors are able to better keep up with the rising costs of essential items, like health care. » Improve the long-term financial condition of the Trust Fund – Social Security is not in crisis, but does face a longterm deficit. To help extend the life of the trust fund the Act phases out the current taxable cap of $113,700 so that payroll taxes apply fairly to every dollar of wages. Combined, these changes would increase benefits for current and future beneficiaries while making Social Security stronger for future generations by extending the life of the Trust Fund through 2049. Harkin commented on his

Strengthening Social Security Act of 2013, “We must ensure that, after a lifetime of hard work, Americans are able to retire with dignity and financial independence. This legislation helps to achieve that goal.” At a time when all the other pillars of our retirement security are coming up short, we have Senator Harkin to thank for providing the leadership to preserve Social Security for the long- term. If we follow Harkin’s lead, Social Security works well into the future. Richard O. Schwab was associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is founder of Glendale Organizing For America Community Team.

Candidates file for November ballot By Jennie Key

Let the campaigns begin. The deadline for local issues and candidates to be included on the Nov. 5 ballot was Aug. 7, and the ballot is set. In Greenhills, David B. Moore is unopposed in his bid for mayor. Current Mayor Fred Murrell did not run for reelection. On the ballot for three village council seats are incumbents Melanie Brokaw, Glenn Drees and Jack Lee. Also running for the three fouryear terms on village council are Diana Koller and Terri L. Treinen. Running for four four-year terms on the Forest Park City Council are incumbents Sheila J. Cottle, Diana Herbe and Charles Johnson. Also running are Matthew J. Robinson and John Rogers II. In Mount Healthy, Ross Bittner runs unopposed for president of council. Incumbent president Don Crank is not running for re-election. Seven candidates are running for seven seats on city council. The four top vote-getters will have four-year terms, with the

remaining terms set for two years each. Incumbents are Geraldine Brandy, Jeanne George, Denise A. Lingo, Jennifer D. Moody, Bob Parsons and James C. Wolf. Also running is Judy Petersen. In North College Hill, Kathy Riga and Nathaniel Williams face off for president of council. Running for four councilat-large seats are incumbents Teresa Hiller Eilermann, Patrick Hartzel, and Maureen P. Mason and challengers James. F. Greers, Matt Miller-Novak, Tracie Nichols, Shawna O’Shea and Suzie Wietlisbach. In Springfield Township, there are two candidates for two open seats on the board of trustees. Running are incumbent Joe Honerlaw and Mark Berning. School board races are also on the ballot in November. In the Finneytown Local School District, three candidates are running for three seats on the board of education. They are Scott Haarlammert, Michael Matzko and Cindy J. Rebman. No incumbents are on the ballot for re-election. In the Mount Healthy City School District, five candi-


dates are running for three spots on the board of education. Seeking re-election are Carole Ellis and Emmett Kilgore and challengers are Kimberly A. Bouldin-Bryant, Thomas Kuhns and Julie Turner. In the North College Hill City School District, six candidates are running for three seats on the board of education. Incumbents are Ron Harmon and Carolyn Jones. Challengers are Brittany Feeney, Dennis M. Jones and Zack Whittle and Nick Wietlisbach. In the Winton Woods City School District, there are six candidates for three seats on the board of education. Incumbents are Tim Cleary, Cindy Emmert and Eric Thomas and challengers are Viola E. Johnson, Jessica Miranda and Chelsea Nuess. The deadline for write-in candiates is Monday, Aug. 26. Ohio has a 30-day voter registration requirement. The deadline to register for the November election is Monday Oct. 7. Visit the Hamilton County Board of Elections website at for information or call 513-632-7000.

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Greenhills Village Council meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of month; and for a work session at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month, at the Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road. Call 825-2100 for information.

Forest Park

Forest Park Council meets at 8 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month, and has work sessions at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the

month, in council chambers, 1201 W. Kemper Road. Call 595-5200 for information.

Mount Healthy

Mount Healthy Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 7700 Perry St. Call 931-8840 for information.

North College Hill

North College Hill Council meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday

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

of the month at City Hall, 1500 West Galbraith Road. A mini town hall meeting for residents with the mayor, council and administration will begin at 6:45 p.m. Call 521-7413 for information.

Springfield Township

Springfield Township Board of Trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Allen Paul Community Room of the Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road. Call 522-1410.

Hilltop Press Editor Dick Maloney, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.




PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES An undated photo of the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. At the left is Cary Cottage, behind that is a weaving and printing shop and at the right is the Trader House. PROVIDED.

Clovernook Center celebrating 110 years By Monica Boylson

North College Hill — Dawn Williams may work at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, but it doesn’t feel like work to her. “Everybody here is like family,” the 48-year-old mother of three said. “It doesn’t feel like work.” The Madisonville resident has been working at Clovernook for 28 years. She has congenital cataracts and works to publish books and other publications in braille. She said the process has come a long way. “We used to have to bind all the books by hand,” she said. “Now everything’s automated.” The mother of three said she couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. The Clovernook Center is celebrating its 110th birthday. Older than the community it is in, the center has had a rich history in North College Hill. “It was started in 1903 by two sisters, Georgia and Florence Trader. Georgia was blind,” Clovernook President and CEO Robin Usalis said. “They were fairly well-to-do and had the benefits of an education and resources for Georgia to be a productive young woman. They wanted to help other people have access to the same resources to be educated and to work and be productive and they founded Clovernook Center.” She said the land was donated by William A. Procter, president of Procter and Gamble and the son of one its P&G’s foun-

White Oak resident Mark Thielen packages biodegrable cups at the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A woman proofreads a braille book before publication. Date unknown. PROVIDED

ders, and on the land was a twobedroom cottage that was once the residence of poets and authors Alice and Phoebe Cary. The Clovernook Home for the Blind was opened on May 8, 1903, and for 10 years 13 blind women called Cary Cottage home before the Trader House was built. The Trader House was the main residence and could house as many as 40 people. The same year they built a weaving and printing shop for the residents to make rugs and print braille books and other braille publica-

tions. “The people that lived here worked here,” Usalis said. “People came from all over the country because they didn’t have a lot of employment options. People would leave their families from all around the country to come and live here and work.” Some things have changed in more than a century but Clovernook continues to offer employment and rehabilitative care. The weaving shop was closed in 1989 and residents lived on the campus until 1993 and the Trader House was demolished.

Clovernook still runs a large printing and publishing operation. They produce braille books, magazines, restaurant menus and other braille products. Some magazines they make braille for are the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Rolling Stone, ESPN and Ladies Home Journal. Clovernook workers also

produce biodegradable cups. In addition to work opportunities, the center offers daily living skills classes, independent travel classes, they teach adaptive technology computer courses and help people find work in the community. There are also art and recreation programs and youth summer camps, and works with the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to provide services to people in greater Cincinnati. Usalis said that Clovernook will maintain its presence in the community for years to come. “We want to continue growing and grow our impact in the community,” she said. For more information about Clovernook, visit or call 522-3860. The Cary Cottage is open for tours by appointment only Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge but donations are accepted.

A woman types braille that is imprinted on a zinc plate for book production. Date unknown. PROVIDED Madisonville resident Dawn Williams prepares a book to be printed in braille. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Women weave rugs at the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Date unknown. PROVIDED


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, AUG. 15 Bars/Clubs Bike Night, 5-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Includes music. Benefits weekly local charity. Free. 923-9464; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Royal Rounds, 1-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. 929-2427. Greenhills. Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Line dancing fitness party. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Bring mat and engage in stretching, breathing and relaxing techniques. For ages 50 and up. $6. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructor-led, mixing core, strength and cardio. For ages 65 and up. $3. 923-5050; Colerain Township. Zumba Gold, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Community-oriented dance-fitness class to provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Variety of local, healthful foods. Strawberries and wide variety of summer produce. Food truck, music and special events. 542-0007; College Hill.

Home & Garden Do It Herself Workshop: Inspired by Pinterest, How to Make a Chore Chart, 6:30-8 p.m., Home Depot Forest Park, 1266 Omniplex Drive. Learn materials available to make homemade chore chart for your family. Free. 671-6012. Forest Park.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Township. Open Mic Night with the Toddy O Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Junior’s Tavern, Free. 729-0416. North College Hill.

p.m., Kroger Finneytown, 8421 Winton Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Finneytown. National Health Center Week Tours, 9 a.m.-noon, Mount Healthy Family Practice, 8146 Hamilton Ave., Tour to educate public on services community health centers provide and the need for those services in neighborhoods where access to care is scarce. 483-3081; Mount Healthy.

On Stage - Theater Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, Free. Colerain Township.

FRIDAY, AUG. 23 Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, Free. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Music - Rock Overdrive, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; Colerain Township. Jay Jesse Johnson, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Free. 9239464; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Free. Colerain Township.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17 Education Portable Production Video Workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Everything you need to know to produce your own program. Highlights include DV camcorder etiquette and usage, optimal audio in small spaces, portable threepoint lighting and shot composition. $50, $25 residents. Registration required. Through Nov. 9. 825-2429; Workshop_Registration.html. Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, 10200 Hamilton Ave., Family Life Center. Healthy program featuring explosion of music, dance and energy. Ages 4-12. $4. 851-4946. Mount Healthy.

Festivals St. John the Baptist Church Family Festival, 6 p.m.-12:01 a.m., St. John the Baptist Church, 385-8010; Colerain Township.

Karaoke Thursdays with Mean Home & Garden


Bluegrass at the Gazebo, featuring Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Gazebo Park, 7700 Perry St. Guests should bring seating. For more information, call 607-1874. Pictured from left are Emily Baehr, Brenda Campbell, Robert Campbell and Vernon McIntyre of Appalachian Grass.FILE PHOTO.

SUNDAY, AUG. 18 Community Dance Fiesta Funfest, 1-5 p.m., Lakeridge Hall, 7210 Pippin Road, Fiesta-themed dance. Admission includes soft drinks, beer, snacks, door prizes, photo booth and dancing. Music by DJ Larry Robers. $10. 521-1112. Colerain Township.

Festivals St. John the Baptist Church Family Festival, Noon-10 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, Country-style chicken dinner available for purchase 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Drive-thru and carry-out is available. 385-8010; Colerain Township.

Home & Garden Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 598-3089. Green Township. Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Yard Trimmings Drop-Off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 851-0122. Colerain Township.

Nature Bustin’ Science Myths, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Amphitheater. Separate science fact from science fiction with hands-on experiments. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.


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

Community Dance

Karaoke and Open Mic

Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Karaoke with DJ Doc, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Free. 923-9464. Colerain Township.

Royal Rounds, 7:30 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, $6. 929-2427. Greenhills. Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced Western-style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Music - Bluegrass

Exercise Classes

Bluegrass at the Gazebo, 7-9 p.m., Gazebo Park, 7700 Perry St., Music by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. Bring seating. Free. 607-1874. Mount Healthy.

Pilates Class, 11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Cardio Dance Party, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Incorporates variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Registration required. 617-9498; Springfield Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3. 923-5050; Colerain Township. Fit Bodz, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Lose

Jean, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, 385-1005. Colerain Township. Open Mic Night with the Toddy O Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Junior’s Tavern, 1839 W. Galbraith Road, Free. 729-0416. North College Hill.

Music - Concerts Fresh Music and Fresh Air, 7-9 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Exit 12. Free; vehicle permit required. 5217275; Springfield Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 7-8 p.m., Skyline Acres Community Center, 8500 Pippin Road, $5 per class, $7 per week. 652-1748; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market

Music - Classic Rock

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd., Locally produced food items. Free. 481-1914; Cheviot.

Private Drive, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; Colerain Township.

Festivals St. John the Baptist Church Family Festival, 7 p.m.-12:01 a.m., St. John the Baptist Church, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Food, booths, rides, $20,000 reverse raffle and entertainment. 385-8010; Colerain Township.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30

Music - Rock Liberty Deep Down, 7-11 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With JSquared, Kelsey Mira and others. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Nature Mystery Animals, 1-3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Harbor Pavilion. Unlock the clues in an animal hunt to reveal the hidden creature. Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Springfield Township.

Recreation Yuengling Classic Car CruiseIn, 4-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., With giveaways including Yuengling tool box. DJ provided by Big Daddy Walker Productions. Free. 923-9464; Colerain Township.

MONDAY, AUG. 19 Community Dance

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

Support Groups Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Patients with Crohn’s, Colitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and their families, invited to provide mutual support and learn from speakers how to cope with these diseases. Family friendly. Registration required. 931-5777; care-and-support/family-lifecenter-support-groups/. Finneytown.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20 Community Dance Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Dance Classes New Beginner Western Square Dancing Class, 7:309:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No experience necessary. Free, vehicle permit required. 8604746; Springfield Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Gold, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Downton Abbey, 10 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Showing episode of popular PBS show about an English Estate and its residents at the turn of the 20th century. Tea and cookies during the show. Showings will continue based upon popularity. For seniors. Free. 521-3462. North College Hill.

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Association Family Support Group, 2 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road. Education session for new group. Regular meetings begin at 2 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. 605-1000, 721-4284. Greenhills.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 Clubs & Organizations Pioneer Antique & Hobby Association Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Mulberry Room. Diane Mallstrom of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County will speaker about steamboats, river boats, the inland river

collection and Ohio River history. Guests welcome. 451-4822. Green Township.

Germania Society Oktoberfest, 6 p.m.-midnight, Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Wine, schnapps and more than 60 taps of beer. Homemade German foods, including sauerbraten, Oktoberfest chicken, pastries, pretzels, brats, metts, potato salad, coleslaw, cream puffs and sauerkraut balls. Entertainment for all ages, games of skill and gambling. $3, free ages 11 and under. 742-0060; Colerain Township.

Music - Acoustic Tapped Out, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Free. 9239464; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes

Music - Classic Rock

Zumba Toning, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work. Bring a mat or towel, and a water bottle. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Fit Bodz, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Chad Applegate, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, Free. 385-1005; Colerain Township.

Music - Acoustic Mid-Week Music, 8 p.m.-midnight, Club Trio Lounge, 5744 Springdale Road, With Jay Lane. Free. 385-1005; Colerain Township.

Music - Concerts Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Blair Carmen and the Bellview Boys. With Funny Companie Clowns. Bring seating. Free. 608-2141; Greenhills.

Senior Citizens Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors and beginners with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. 205-5064; Green Township.

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 Bars/Clubs Bike Night, 5-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 923-9464; Colerain Township.

Community Dance Royal Rounds, 1-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, $6. 929-2427. Greenhills. Team Jeff Anderson Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Hatha Yoga, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $6. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Flex Silver Sneakers Exercise Class, 9:30-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $3. 923-5050; Colerain Township. Zumba Gold, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 542-0007; College Hill.

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

Nature Campfire Fun, 7 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Amphitheater. Live animal program and campfire activities. Bring campfire dinners and roasting sticks to cook on coals ready one hour ahead. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet, 7 p.m., Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Ave., Free. Colerain Township.

SATURDAY, AUG. 24 Auditions 2013-2014 Season Auditions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Black Theatre Company, 5919 Hamilton Ave., Singers, dancers, musicians, actors, tech crew and production assistants. Prepare one-minute monologue, oneminute song and short dance piece. Bring current photo/ headshot and current performance resume. Free. 241-6060; College Hill.

Clubs & Organizations Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. $5. 929-2427. Springfield Township.

Community Dance Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, Western Style Square Dance Club for experienced square and round dancers. Plus level squares and up to phase III round dancing. $5. 929-2427; Springfield Township.

Education Final Cut Pro Workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Waycross Community Media, 2086 Waycross Road, Advanced non-linear editing course teaches techniques of editing on the Final Cut Pro digital editing system. Prerequisite: raw footage ready to edit into a program for cablecast. $25, $50. Registration required. 825-2429; Forest Park.

Exercise Classes Zumba Kids Dance Fitness Class, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Great Commission Bible Church, $4. 851-4946. Mount Healthy.



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Friend and colleague Leah Ochs, director of Jungle Jim’s cooking school, has a similar recipe and substitutes Sriracha sauce to taste for the pepper flakes.

2 generous pounds green beans, trimmed to fit canning jars 4 teaspoons dill seed or 4 large heads dill 4 small cloves garlic 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, divided (optional) 21⁄2 cups clear vinegar

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Rita used her own fresh green beans to make her dilly beans. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

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Think twice about buying at your door We’ve all experience it; someone comes to your front door trying to sell you something. But is it a good idea to buy from a door-to-door salesman? One area woman says after the experience she’s had she’ll never do it again. Jessica Jones, of Butler, Ky., says a salesman came to her door last February. “We were home and I got a knock on the door from a gentleman. He says he was selling reflective signs for your mailbox.” The company was

selling the signs for $20 apiece and Jones bought one. Her receipt says it was supposed to Howard have been Ain delivered HEY HOWARD! in March. But now, more than four months later, she still didn’t have it. “Needless to say its still not installed. I’ve called three different times and received promises of them being out to install it – but

still no sign,” Jones says. Jones does have numbers on her mailbox, but they’re not reflective numbers so they may not be visible at night if someone calls for police, fire or an ambulance. That’s why she says she really wanted those reflective numbers for her mailbox. “I’m just aggravated. He took $20 from me that day with a promise of a sign that I never received. How many other people are out there with that same promise that maybe even forgot about

it?” Jones asks. A check with the Better Business Bureau shows the company has received more than a dozen complaints, mainly from people who say they too never received their reflective signs. The BBB gives that company an “F” rating. When I told Jones about the Better Business Bureau report she said, “Wow, wow. It just goes to show don’t ever buy anything from a door-to-door salesman.” Such complaints are not at all uncommon. I’ve

received many letters from homeowners who paid for magazine subscriptions yet never received anything. In one case a homeowner did receive the magazines but realized too late she had greatly overpaid for the subscriptions. In Jones’ case I contacted the reflective sign company owner who said he was busy taking care of customers to whom he had failed to deliver the signs. He says he got behind and blamed the weather for the delay. After I called he finally

did get the sign put on Jones’ mailbox. So, what should you do if a salesman comes knocking on your door? You could refuse to buy, as Jones has vowed. Or, if you’re interested in the product, I suggest you go ahead and place your order. But, just as with Girl Scout cookies, don’t pay until they return with the product. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Germania Society hosts Oktoberfest

Honorary Bürgermeisterin and WXIX-TV Fox19 Meteorologist Katy Morgan and The Germania Society are ready to host Oktoberfest – a weekend of German fun for the whole family at 6 p.m Friday, Aug. 23; 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24; and noon Sunday, Aug. 25, at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road. Assorted German and domestic beers will be flowing from more than

60 taps, including Warsteiner Premium Verum, Dunkel and Oktoberfest, Franziskaner Weissbier and Bitburger. German and domestic wine and schnapps will also be available. Homemade German food, including Oktoberfest chicken, wursts, schnitzel, pastries, schwenkbraten (pork on a swing), Germania’s sauerkraut balls, giant pretzels, limburger cheese sandwiches and

much more, will be available throughout the fest. Popular pork loin, sauerbraten and cabbage roll dinners will be served in the Klubhaus, along with pastries at Germania’s Konditorei (pastry shop.) Germania’s Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event. A variety of entertainment for all ages will take place during the weekend. Morgan will lead the opening ceremonies beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday. The men’s and women’s tug-o-war competitions will begin with a parade of teams at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Children’s magic shows, face painting and visits by clowns will take place all three days. A large assortment of carnival rides and games will be provided by Happy H Attractions. Also available are games of chance and skill, including a chance to win a grand tour of Germany for two through the grand raffle. Fest bands include The Klaberheads, Prost and The Alpen Echos. More fest music will be offered in the Biergarten and Klubhaus during the entire weekend, including the Blechblaser Zinzinnati and The Polka Dots. Tra-

The annual Germania Oktoberfest – Cincinnati's Original Oktoberfest – is three days of German music and dancing, schnapps, German beer and outstanding German food and pretzels. FILE PHOTO

ditional German folk dance groups including the The Germania Schuhplattler und Trachten Verein, The Enzian Dancers and The Donauschwaben Dancers will perform. Cost is $3 per person. Free admission for children 12 and under. Parking is at Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, or take a free shut-

tle from: Northwest High School, Pleasant Run Elementary School, Pleasant Run Middle School and Vinoklet Winery (gravel and field.) For more information about the Germania Society and the Germania Oktoberfest, contact the Germania Society at 513-7420060 or visit

Library DVD offers help for stuttering

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have an older video format. Produced by the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, the film describes what kinds of stuttering young children may exhibit, how parents can help at home, and the role of a speech pathologist in evaluating and treating children who stutter. “Stuttering typically begins between the ages of 2 and 5,” says Barry Guitar, professor and chair of Communication Sciences at the University of Vermont in Burlington. “It may begin gradually or suddenly, and many of these chil-

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dren outgrow their disfluencies naturally. However, if a child continues to stutter for several months, or appears to be frustrated by it, parents should seek assistance.” Guitar appears in the DVD with other nationally recognized experts in stuttering: Peter Ramig of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Diane Hill of Northwestern University, Patricia Zebrowski of the University of Iowa, and Kristin Chmela, also of Northwestern University. These experts address common concerns that parents have about their child, such as how to help the child at home and whether to seek the advice of a speech pathologist. Strategies parents can use to help reduce stuttering are given throughout the DVD and include reducing the number of questions they ask the child, focusing on taking turns during conversations, and making time to read or talk with the child in a relaxed manner. “Parents are relieved to discover that they are not alone and that other parents share their concerns,” Chmela said. “Stuttering remains a mystery to most people,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “Watching a young child struggle to speak can be devastating. This DVD is designed to reassure parents and families that many preschoolers stutter, that they can be helped, and how parents can play a vital role in this process.” Books and DVDs produced by the 66-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation are available free to any public library.



Clovernook Center hires Isaac Ferguson

Isaac Ferguson has been hired as facilities and quality control manager at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in North College Hill. Ferguson received his undergraduate degree in 2003 from Northern Kentucky University, graduating with bachelor’s degrees in organizational

systems technology and business education with a concentration in political science. He Ferguson received his master’s degree from NKU in public administration and organization-

al behavior/local government management. Previously, Ferguson worked as senior administrative associate in the Office of the President at NKU and as treasurer in Tom Elfers’ campaign for Kenton County (Ky.) Commissioner. Most recently, Ferguson was employed with Building Management Partners in Hebron,

Ky. At Clovernook Center, Ferguson will be responsible for the overall management of facilities, IT, the physical plant and quality control systems. “I am very fortunate to have been welcomed into Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In my opinion, there has not been a better

period in time to be introduced to the organization. The growth and development opportunities are endless. I look forward to assisting the organization in achieving more as we further our mission and vision,” Ferguson said. He prides himself on a diverse background in administration, IT, and building management,

which will assist him during his time at Clovernook Center. “Isaac brings just the right blend of skills to help us move forward. We’re glad he’s on board with our organization,” said Robin L. Usalis, president/CEO. Ferguson lives in Latonia and is an avid reader, bowler and gardener.

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YWCA earns award for women’s empowerment The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati has received the YWCA USA 2013 Association Excellence Award for mission impact in the field of Women’s Empowerment. The organization competed against associations from across the country and was judged on its impact on the YWCA mission, “eliminating racism and empowering women.” It has continuously evolved during its 145 year history to meet the

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This year marks the sixth year of Ruah Woods’ work to restore the family and renew the culture by educating and training others to understand, embrace and evangelize the message Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. The organization will share their accomplishments and future plans on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Xavier University’s Schiff Conference and Banquet Center, 1624 Herald Ave,. Social hour begins at 6 p.m.; dinner and program 7: p.m. This annual gathering will feature speaker Sis-

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“Jesus pushed me, healed me, and filled me in simple and unexpected moments,” said Emma Lindle, a young adult who participated in Camp ECHO, a Theology of the Body summer camp hosted by Ruah Woods. “His presence at this camp is tangible.” Camp ECHO was held at Camp Campbell Gard in Hamilton in June. More than 70 people attended the national event. Although most participants were from the Tristate area, some traveled from Texas, California, and even Canada, to spend a week hearing the message of the Theology of the Body.


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YWCA Rising Star program is designed to support younger career women (age 25-40) in pursuit of excellence in their careers. The leadership program is exclusively for Rising Stars who are interested in strengthening their leadership skills, potentially in preparation for their future of service on boards in our community.

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of the Body through talks, games, worship, sacraments, small group discussions, and even a talent show. “Camp ECHO was one of the most amazing experiences ever,” said youth participant Lindsay Hoffmeister. “My favorite part would have to be meeting all the amazing mentors. I became so close to so many people in such a short amount of time.” In addition to the youth and young adult participants, a core team of adults helped throughout the week. A Benedictine monk, a diocesan priest, a postulant, seminarians, a newly married couple, several young families, a few moms, and single people made up the Camp ECHO team. This created an intentional Christian community where all vocations were present and sharing their unique gifts. “This experience was made of all the right stuff,” said Ethan Moore, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, who attended Camp ECHO as a young adult participant. “There was prayer, community, laughter, fun, and inspiration, topped with the power of the Holy Spirit.” Father Jason Bedel, who served as the camp’s spiritual director, agreed. “I witnessed the whole group grow in self-knowledge as they were reminded of the great dignity we share as human beings made in God's image.” For some, Camp ECHO was the first time they encountered the message of

the Theology of the Body. The result was transformational. “Camp ECHO was incredibly freeing,” said young adult participant Forest Hempen. “Before Camp ECHO, I didn't know very much about the Theology of the Body, but I felt drawn to it. Sitting there at camp, listening to Brian and Courtney speak, I had an understanding and peace that this is it. Every single part of this teaching is ridiculously engaging and jampacked with hope. I'm extremely grateful for all the people who pushed me to take part in Camp ECHO, and I'm pumped to get out there and let God use me to share the Theology of the Body.” While some participants were moved by their first encounter with the Theology of the Body, others were simply grateful to be part of an authentic Christian community. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all the work that you do for us teens as you help us grow closer to Christ,” said youth participant Miguel Bernal. Although Camp ECHO was just six days, participants went forth encouraged and ready to share the good news of the Theology of the Body in their families, schools and communities. To learn more about the ministry of Ruah Woods, including next summer’s Camp ECHO 2014, visit and follow on Facebook and Twitter (@ruah_woods).



POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 5 Arrests/citations Dominic Simpson, born 1976, possession of drugs, 1975 W. North Bend Road, July 26. Deacsa Brown, born 1989, domestic violence, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, 5546 Colerain Ave., July 30. Jamal T. Jewell, born 1991, aggravated armed robbery, grand theft auto, having a weapon under disability, 1902 Savannah Way, July 31. Delerico Parker, born 1990, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking, 5200 Hamilton Ave., Aug. 1. Glenn Oliver, born 1980, receiving stolen property, 5083 Colerain Ave., Aug. 1. Marcus J. Moore, born 1990, possession drug abuse instruments, 5909 Oakwood Ave., Aug. 2. Mikale Tribble, born 1995, obstructing official business, 4802 Hawaiian Terrace, Aug. 2. Charles Pride, born 1985, criminal damaging or endangering, 951 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 3. John Dandre Logan, born 1986, assault, 4983 Hawaiian Terrace, Aug. 3.

Incidents/reports Aggravated menacing 6026 Lantana Ave., July 26. Aggravated robbery 5263 Eastknoll Court, July 25. 5523 Ruddy Court, July 29. Assault 2680 W. North Bend Road, July 25. 5368 Bahama Terrace, July 25. 4842 Hawaiian Terrace, July 26. 5400 Hamilton Ave., July 28. 4900 Hawaiian Terrace, July 28. 5642 Hamilton Ave., July 31. Breaking and entering 1752 Llanfair Ave., July 27. 5736 Davey Ave., July 30. 1201 W. Galbraith Road, July 31. Burglary 1510 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 1. 1730 Llanfair Ave., Aug. 1. 1120 Atwood Ave., July 27. 1155 Groesbeck Road, July 30. 1433 Ambrose Ave., July 30. 2222 W. North Bend Road, July 30. 5035 Hawaiian Terrace, July 30. 5379 Bahama Terrace, July 31. Criminal damaging/endangering 5460 Bahama Terrace, July 25. 4930 Hawaiian Terrace, July 27. 5019 Hawaiian Terrace, July 27. 5500 Colerain Ave., July 27. 1198 W. Galbraith Road, July 28. 1210 Homeside Ave., July 29. 2531 W. North Bend Road, July 29. 4892 Hawaiian Terrace, July 29. 1906 Savannah Way, July 30. Criminal mischief 2531 W. North Bend Road, July 29. Domestic violence Reported on Colerain Avenue, July 30.

Reported on Bahama Terrace, July 31. Menacing 1906 Savannah Way, Aug. 1. 5804 Glenview Ave., July 30. 5642 Hamilton Ave., July 31. Taking the identity of another 4808 Hawaiian Terrace, July 30. Theft 2663 W. North Bend Road, Aug. 1. 1341 W. North Bend Road, July 26. 2718 W. North Bend Road, July 26. 1341 W. North Bend Road, July 27. 2568 W. North Bend Road, July 27. 1048 Springbrook Drive, July 29. 2762 W. North Bend Road, July 30. 5606 Little Flower Ave., July 30. 5303 Eastknoll Court, July 31. 5564 Colerain Ave., July 31.

FOREST PARK Arrests/citations Lakeisha Dailey, 30, 1863 Windmill Way, forgery at 11010 Southland Blvd, July 12. Danny McClain, 39, 6112 Cleplonie, theft at 1143 Smiley, July 22. Khodidiatou Diop, 46, 1127 Imprint, theft at 1212 W. Kemper, July 27. Jean Meledez, 27, 711 Bancroft Circle, falsification at Winton and Omniplex, July 17. Latoyia Stevenson, 32, 1204 Thomas St., criminal damaging at Dewdrop Circle, July 27.

Incidents/reports Burglary Residence entered and copper piping removed at 11771 Elkwood, July 27. Residence entered and pipe, wire and AC oil valued at $3,000 removed at 690 Carlsbad, July 26. Criminal damaging Tire damaged at 11043 Donata, July 24. Vehicle paint damaged at 1003 Harrogate, July 26. Window damaged at 994 Harrogate, July 24. Forgery Reported at 11010 Southland, July 25. Theft Cash box and contents valued at $461 removed at 1310 Kemper Meadow, July 22. Computer valued at $700 removed at 595 Dewdrop, July 22. Currency and wallet of unknown value removed at 11250 Lincolnshire, July 26. Hair extensions valued at $60 removed at 1105 W. Kemper, July 24. License plate removed at 1385 Kemper Meadow, July 22. Motor vehicle removed at 619 Dewdrop, July 24. Tools valued at $500 removed at 1218 Omniplex, July 25. Vehicle removed at 449 Dew-

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 » Mount Healthy: Chief Marc Waldeck, 728-3183 » Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 569-8500 » North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171 » Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101 » Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220. drop, July 28. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 1212 W. Kemper Road, July 26.

MOUNT HEALTHY Arrests/citations Larry Sorwill, 19, 8001 Hamilton Ave., domestic violence, resisting arrest at 8001 Hamilton Ave., July 29.

Incidents/reports Domestic Victim reported at Clovernook, July 29. Obstructing official business Reported, July 28.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 15, disorderly conduct at 6840 Hamilton Ave., July 21. Juvenile male, 16, disorderly conduct at 6840 Hamilton Ave., July 21. Richard Sommerville, 30, 10030 Loralinda Drive, criminal damaging at 7108 Hamilton Ave., July 20. Demetrius Montgomery, 40, 1511 Hewitt Ave., assault at 6477 Betts Ave., July 28.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim reported at 6805 Simpson, July 28. Criminal damaging Concrete thrown through window at 6948 Clovernook, July 15.Patio window damaged at 13

Ironwood, July 28. Victim reported at 1910 Shollenberger Ave., July 27. Disorderly conduct Reported at 6914 Mar Bev Drive, July 12. Domestic Victim reported at Laboiteaux Ave., July 14. Menacing Victim threatened with firearms at 1944 W Galbraith, July 11. Robbery Victim threatened and clothing of unknown value removed at 1720 Dallas Ave., July 26. Sexual assault Reported at Waltham, July 20. Theft DVDs of unknown value removed at 7132 Hamilton Ave., July 4. Gas of unknown value pumped and not paid for at 6813 Hamilton Ave., July 5. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 1839 W. Galbraith Road, July 5. Vehicle removed at 1646 W. Galbraith Road, July 7. Vehicle removed at 6839 Greismer Ave., July 19. $20 and state ID of unknown value removed at 1 Columbine Court, July 10. Validation sticker of unknown value removed at 1912 Cordova Ave., July 1. $30 in gas not paid for at 7132 Hamilton Ave., July 11. Reported at 1934 Sundale, July 12. Lawn mower of unknown value removed at 1947 Catalpa Ave., July 11.

Credit card removed and used without consent at 6821 Simpson Ave., July 15. Vehicle entered and speakers of unknown value removed at 6840 Hamilton Ave., July 14. Vehicle removed at 1544 W Galbraith, July 4. Vehicle removed at 6944 Mar Bev, July 21. Vehicle removed at 6650 Hamilton Ave., July 23. Victim reported at 1591 Goodman Ave., July 24.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile female, 13, theft at 8545 Winton Road, July 15. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 8545 Winton Road, July 15. Steven Summer, 42, 10083 Windswept Lane, receiving stolen property at 9910 Trapp Lane, July 16. Leonard Crawley, 50, 2642 Harrison Ave., drug abuse at 6175 Center Hill Ave., July 15. Porter Hughes, 31, 7845 Bobolink Drive, theft at 8748 Balboa Drive, July 16. Deserae Bays, 29, 526 Lindsay, theft at 7964 Burgandy, July 16. Christopher Dean, 42, 5125 Whitney Drive, theft at 7964 Burgandy, July 16. Joseph Morrison, 40, 526 Lindsey, theft at 7964 Burgandy, July 16. Laquisha Morris, 31, 1718 Monterey Court, theft at 940 North Bend, July 16. Joshua Baker, 32, 8349 Banbury Street, domestic trouble at 8349 Banbury, July 16. Christian Fletcher, 23, 1075 Governors Drive, theft at 9167 Winton Road, July 17. Demario Griffith, 29, 1348 Trieschman, falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., July 17. Douglas Hillman, 23, 30 Westwood, obstructing at Roosevelt and Pleasanthill, July 17. David Perdue, 32, 43 Cranbrook Drive, drug abuse at Hamilton Avenue and I275, July 17. Donald Spencer, 57, 2502 Rack Road, falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., July 18. Titus Lofton, 23, 11474 Islandale,

obstructing at 10849 Sprucehill, July 18. Michael Odeh, 24, 4419 Bascule Bridge, falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., July 18. Duane Johnson, 54, 1149 Garnoa St., drug abuse at 9651 Hamilton Ave., July 18. Michael Odeh, 24, 4419 Bascule Bridge, falsification at 10948 Hamilton Ave., July 18.

Incidents/reports Breaking and entering Property entered at 1930 Roosevelt Ave., July 16. Burglary Residence entered and tools valued at $530 removed at 1186 Hempstead Drive, July 15. Residence entered computer of unknown value removed at 7425 Winton Road, July 18. Criminal damaging Vehicle windows damaged at 1725 Forester Drive, July 15. Domestic Reported at Banbury, July 16. Theft Camera of unknown value removed at 9254 Winton Road, July 12. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 2250 Banning Road, July 15.


Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hofmann are proud to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Brigitte Hofmann, to Joseph Strelnik this August 2013. The couple was engaged in January 2013. Brigitte and Joe met in college. They are 2010 graduates of the University of Cincinnati, where both of them received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering. The couple will honeymoon in Hawaii and reside in Indiana.

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6024 Connecticut Court: Huntington National Bank The to Rebound Properties LLC; $12,100. 6305 Meis Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Battle, Kal; $50,100. 5941 Oakwood Ave.: Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. NA The to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $56,100. 5920 Waymont Lane: Rodgers, Shirley Z. to McKevitt, Ruth A.; $86,000.


1727 Kemper Road: American Homeowner Preservation Fund LP to Holman Charles; $25,000. 1336 Longacre Drive: Flagg, Mark Sr. & Salisa R. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $62,000.


21 Illona Drive: Larkins, Bryan M. & Molly E. Sullivan to Larkins, Bryan M.; $58,300.


2692 North Bend Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Lex Rentals LLC; $8,001. 5270 Ponderosa Drive: Bank of New York Mellon Tr. The to Vaughn, Randy & Erica; $37,100. 5214 Shepherd Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Schroder, John R. & Barbara Z.; $53,900.


Kinney Ave.: York, Linda J. Tr. to Mount Healthy Community Improvement Corp.; $26,500. 7434 Maple Ave.: Teetor, Tracie L. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $38,000. 1402 Summe Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Chenault, Regina Storms; $64,000.


2692 North Bend Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Lex Rentals LLC; $8,001. 5270 Ponderosa Drive: Bank of New York Mellon Tr. The to Vaughn, Randy & Erica; $37,100. 5214 Shepherd Road: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Schroder, John R. & Barbara Z.; $53,900.


Kinney Ave.: York, Linda J. Tr. to Mount Healthy Community Improvement Corp.; $26,500. 7434 Maple Ave.: Teetor, Tracie L. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $38,000. 1402 Summe Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Chenault, Regina Storms; $64,000.


8549 Bobolink Drive: Hosmer, William T. & Tereasa Marie Leifling to Chamberlain, Andrew L.; $64,900. 1840 Cordova Ave.: Atkins, Lawrence J. & Donna to PNC Bank NA; $24,000. 6911 Mearl Ave.: Gorski, Daniel J. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $28,000.


1249 Beechpoint Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Miller, Elissa K. Tr.; $35,000. 2055 Bluehill Drive: Lape, Cstephen to Midfirst Bank; $73,020. 800 Compton Road: Fiehrer, Kenneth N. DDS Tr. to Wolford, Chris Jennifer; $35,000. 654 Compton Road: Brinkman, Joseph G. Tr. Robin J. Tr. to Barker, Michael; $143,500. 8724 Cottonwood Drive: Abernathy, Carl A. to Rice, George C. Rebecca E.; $105,000. 10581 Cranwood Court: Kalti, Arnold L. to Judd, Dennis E. Beverly A.; $159,500. 830 Crowden Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Davenport, Neal; $29,500. 8497 Fernwell Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Wang, Jian Guo; $61,000. 1174 Hearthstone Drive: McDaniel, David L. Delilah G. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $48,000. 8919 Mockingbird Lane: Godec, Daniel J. to Oleary, Christopher; $117,500. 2218 Pacora Drive: Goodwin, Lynda to Union Savings Bank; $38,000. 1094 Peachtree Court: Strabley, Shawn T. Megan A. to Kirshner, Sara; $130,000.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 7945 Ramble View: Beresford, Kathy to Thornton, Richard C.; $81,000. 929 Sarbrook Drive: KB Properties of Cincinnati LLC to Edwards, U.S. Bank Don; $121,000. 770 Southmeadow Circle: Miller, Karl S. Sari E. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $116,000. 10562 Toulon Drive: JD Smith Holdings LLC to Equity Trust Co Custodian FBO Daniel Jones Ira; $52,900. 10562 Toulon Drive: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr. to JD Smith Holdings LLC; $50,010. 10591 Wellingwood Court: Middleton, Debra K. to Rice, Joel; $129,400. 9323 Winton Road: Bliss, Diane M. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $44,000. 8704 Zodiac Drive: Cincinnati Revitalization LLC to Pollock, Chris; $57,000. 1865 Lotushill Drive: Weaver, Jason E. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $28,000. 6244 Marie Ave.: Pauley, Clayton Scott to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $36,000. 461 Merrymaid Lane: Long, Jimmy L. and Billie A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $157,308. 1005 Redbird Drive: Manegold, Mary Lou to Barnes, Harry and Teresa; $51,300. 841 Southmeadow Circle: Overgaard, Beatrice I. Tr. to Roca, Mary Lynn; $112,000. 747 Southmeadow Circle: Mattscheck, Mary P. to Gohs, Mary Ann and Harold W.; $98,900. 992 Springbrook Drive: Zelasko, Kimberly B. Tr. to Dicks, Michael and Donna; $148,000. 1061 Vacationland Drive: Katz, Dana R. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $48,000.


6123 Argus Road: Douglas, Takisha T. to U.S. Bank NA; $32,000.

5917 Cary Ave.: Spring Valley Bank to Tuggle, Jerry; $89,500. 1448 Cedar Ave.: Levi, Ron to Cincy Investment V. LLC; $19,500. 6675 Daly Road: Sumerlin, Frances to Hird Federal Savings and Loan Association Of Cleve; $38,000. 5647 Folchi Drive: U.S. Bank NA Tr. to Glanton, Kevin L.; $41,000. 1314 Groesbeck Road: Odell Nationwide LLC to Late Bloomers Towing Inc.; $700. 5656 Hamilton Ave.: Murdock, Jason E. to Wells Fargo Bank NA; $40,000. 6353 Meis Ave.: Anderson, Eric and Sabrina to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.; $30,000. 6596 Oak Knoll Drive: Taylor, Arnetta to Bates, Lorenzo; $45,000.


1886 Lincrest Drive: Thomas, Erika to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $36,000. 1609 Mandarin Court: Lattimore, Susan to Bank of New York Mellon T.; $58,000. 11435 Rose Lane: Moxley, Jonathan M. Kristen L. Winder to Barber, Dennis M. Sr.; $87,000. 492 Brunswick Drive: Wilson, Rochelle to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA; $58,040. 886 Glasgow Drive: Othman, Walid to Endicott, Jonathan T. and Monica J. Williams; $95,000. 11784 Hanover Road: Williams, Alonzo H. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $48,000. 12163 Hitchcock Drive: Waidner, Britton L. to Gaines, Pierre A.; $92,400. 1002 Holderness Lane: Zayid, Tajuddin to Bank Of America NA; $95,000. 866 Holyoke Drive: Nasah, Dennis to Bank Of America NA; $60,000. 11418 Owenton Court: Williams, Paula L. to Deutsche Bank

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5578 Regimental Place: Geil, Mary C. to Seeger, Abigail L.; $70,100. 5863 Shadymist Lane: Gregory, Robert E. Michele S. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $46,000. 5811 Monfort Hills Ave.: Citimortgage Inc. to Equity Rehabbers LLC; $20,000. 5621 Goldenrod Drive: Erwin, Cynthia to Stackhouse, Robert; $122,000. 2634 North Bend Road: PNC Bank NA to Croxton, Alysa; $14,121. 2525 Proudhon Way: Withers, Travis D. and Shayla M. Toombs to Law, James and Arcola J. ; $139,900. 5658 Buttercup Lane: Hurst, Robert D. and Patricia Y. to Bank of America NA; $44,000. 5536 Colerain Ave.: Klosterman, Theodore J. and Ralph G. to 5536 Colerain Avenue LLC; $11,000. 5619 Foxglove Lane: PSH Investments LLC to West, Stacy J.; $99,000. 5811 Monfort Hills Ave.: Citimortgage Inc. to Equity Rehabbers LLC; $20,000. 5412 Bluebird Lane: Blue Bird LLC to Haynes, Earl W. II; $113,500. 5848 Pameleen Court: Jd Smith Holdings LLC to C. and M. Investment Group LLC; $36,900. 5848 Pameleen Court: Federal National Mortgage Association to Jd Smith Holdings LLC; $31,020. 2355 Van Leunen Drive: Grote, Robert B. to Colema-Siffel, Gail R.; $82,500. 5559 Colerain Ave.: Mount Airy Associates LLC to MTT Sales and Services Corp; $68,200. 5750 Kirby Ave.: Federal Nation-


7450 Bernard Ave.: Dreier, Jeffrey P. to Sweney, Steven T.; $25,000. 7827 Joseph St.: Rielag, Donald S. to Helmes, Eric J.; $98,500. 9236 Rambler Place: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr. to Baker, Sarah; $65,000. 7812 Werner Ave.: Krebs, Yvonne to VBOH Annex LLC; $40,000. 7336 Harding Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Ebd Shri Paras LLC; $26,920. 1402 Summe Drive: Willis, John to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp. ; $54,000. 1441 Adams Road: Powell, Roseann M. to Artman, Dan; $55,000. 7233 Bernard Ave.: Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to Cincinnati Neighborhood Housing Group LLC; $27,000. 7209 Clovernook Ave.: Smith, Ashley to Carpenter, Priscilla L.; $73,500. 7864 Hamilton Ave.: Mount Healthy Pharmacy LLC to Pharmacy Portfolio Vi Dst; $5,097,744. 7326 Clovernook Ave.: Gardner, Shirley L. to Wells Fargo Bank Na; $36,000. 1500 Compton Road: Blum, Dorothy J. to Beatty, Frederick & Jessica; $72,000. 7911 Seward Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Sturm, Jered D.; $32,001. 7716 Werner Ave.: Meyers, Marjorie M. to VBOH Annex LLC; $36,151. 7605 Hamilton Ave.: Johnson, Sandra Lee Tr. to H. and S. Main LLC; $181,500. 7603 Hamilton Ave.: Johnson, Sandra Lee Tr. to H. and S. Main LLC; $181,500. 7815 Lincoln Ave.: Mullikin, Beverly Ann to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $34,000.

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