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Springfield Twp. starting After School Art Club Begins in first week of September

By Monica Boylson

Springfield Township will offer an After School Art Club for any student in grades second through 12th beginning the first week of September at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center. Following the success of Arts

in My Own Backyard, a summer art program in the township, organizers said they wanted to continue to offer art classes during the school year. “It’s another way for people to get connected through art and it creates a vibrancy in the community,” Springfield Township Projects, Events and Communications Coordinator Kimberlee Flamm said. Former Finneytown art teacher Emily Neff will teach monthly sessions through De-

cember, with hopes to expand beyond longer if the program is successful. “I saw there was a need for the program,” Neff said who helped teach the summer art program. “I want kids to see that they can be good at art in different ways.” The program will be broken into two age groups. Grades second through sixth grade will meet Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. and seventh through 12th grades will meet Thursdays


Springfield Township is launching an After School Art Club following the success of Arts in My Own Backyard, a summer art program. Participants of the summer program work on an art project. THANKS TO KIMBERLEE FLAMM.

from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Each session is a month long with classes once a week. Neff said the goal is to work on more detailed projects that will take

weeks to complete. The younger group will experience crazy quilt painting, paSee ART, Page A2

Forest Park to improve drainage behind senior center OEPA grant will help pay for project By Jennie Key

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A stream area behind the Forest Park Senior Center will look nicer and work better, thanks to a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The area behind the center is next to the city’s rain garden and will compliment that project. The OEPA’s Surface Water Improvement Fund grant will pay for a water filtration project that includes removing a lot of the weeds, honeysuckle and cattails, changing the profile of the stream’s channel, and replanting more compatible native material. Forest Park Public Works Director David Buesking says it will be a noticeable improvement. “We were going to try to take this on ourselves, but the grant is a big help,” he said. “People driving past aren’t going to see dead trees or overgrowth there. It’s going to be cleared out and we will replace what we take out with plants that will help improve the appearance of the area and the quality of the water that leaves the site.” City Manager Ray Hodges said the total project is estimated to cost $78,235 and the grant is providing $49,157. The city’s share of the improvement will be $29,078. “This is work that we would ultimately have to do and we are fortunate to be able to receive a grant to pay for part of it,” he said. “The other part will come out of our stormwater utility budget.” Hodges said the area has been gradually cleaned up and made useable by the city and is a popular picnic area and parkland. “This will allow us to manage

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The overgrown stream channel will be cleared of invasive plant species such as cat tails and honeysuckle as part of a project paid for with a Surface Water Improvement Fund grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. that area and the water a little better,” Hodges said. “And it will be aesthetically pleasing.” Buesking said the city partners with the Millcreek Watershed Council of Communities to manage its watershed and stormwater. There is a sign on the deck of the senior center describing the usefulness of the rain gardens, and there will be signage added to explain the benefits of the new project in the area, as well. He said the group helps the city with the education and outreach portion of its stormwater management plan. He says the stormwater plan is working and says one example is a program that marked the storm sewers with medallions that reminded people not to discard oil and other substances in the storm sewers. “That was a big issue, and when I first came we found all kinds of things in there,” he said. “We saw a big difference once we marked those storm sewers. I think the environmental awareness programs are effective.” Buesking said the Millcreek group will likely have a public meeting to share what has been done . Vol. 75 No. 27 © 2012 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



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where residents can come to discuss issues and ideas with her. All are welcome. The 28th district includes Forest Park, and parts of Springfield Township.

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An art exhibit – Iranian, Women, Artists, Works by Sharareh Khosravani and Fazilat Soukhakian, Curated by: Saad Ghosn – will be on display Aug. 25-Sept. 21 at Passages Gallery at Goodman, 1731 Goodman Ave., North College Hill The opening reception will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 513-931-8181, or go to

Mentors sought

Kevin Jones, coordinator of the Academy of Global Studies at Winton Woods

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pier-mache pinatas, comics and cartooning and embossed mandala design. The older group will try their hand at Picasso-

High School, needs 50 mentors to work with students twice a month on Fridays from 7:10-8 a.m. at the school. Each mentor will be assigned seven to nine male and female students between 14-16 years old who are in ninth and 10th grades. Jones said the goal is to assign two mentors to each group of students, ensuring that if one of the mentors isn’t available on a certain day the other mentor will be able to conduct the group.A mentoring orientation will take place in September to discuss the program, do a background check (finger prints) on applicants and answer all questions. “We will meet in the lobby of the high school twice a month, every other Friday, from 7:10-8 a.m. beginning the end of Septem-

ber,” said Jones. “Mentors will receive biographical information on their students by email by Sept. 15.” For more information, contact Jones at 619-2414 or

inspired sculptures, graffiti-style name tags, papier-mache pop art and multi-media collages. “I wanted to expose them to different mediums and show them what art can be,” Neff said. There must be a minimum of nine students per class. Anyone interested

must register at least one week before the session to participate. To register, visit http:// For more information, email Flamm at or call 5221410.

Tae Kwon Do classes offered

Tri-State State Martial Arts will offer Tae Kwon Do classes at the North College Hill City Center beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4. Master Ken Phillips will conduct the classes from 6 to 7 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes cost $40 per month and are limited to 16 students. Registration and orientation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Road. For more information, contact Phillips at 289-6059.

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Diocese plans to help fund needy students 99 percent at high schools. Locally, 22,400 in the four-county Cincinnati region attend Catholic schools. That’s more than the region’s second-largest district – Lakota, with 17,700 students – but smaller than Cincinnati Public’s 33,000 students. Rigg said affordability was a major reason for en-

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A new strategic plan for Cincinnati Catholic schools will include a fund to help needy parents afford tuition payments, church and school officials said Aug. 14. Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr unveiled the fund at St. Vivian School in Finneytown as part of the archdiocese’s first unified plan to bolster Catholic schools. Called “Lighting the Way,” the 38page report lists a variety of strategies planned to improve the financial, academic and spiritual health of Catholic schools. The assistance fund would be available to families in the next two to three years, he said. “We ask people in the archdiocese to support our vision and embrace a wider mission,” Schnurr said. To launch the new fund, the archdiocese has seeded it with more than $3.5 million from its internal reserves. Over the coming school year, the archdiocese also will partner with the Hubert Family Foundation, a longtime supporter of tuition aid, to raise $1 million more, said James Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools. Details about who qualifies for aid and for how much are still being worked out. A capital campaign to fund it long term also is expected to raise millions more over the next few years. Cincinnati-area parents say this is welcome news, since even middle-income families are struggling to afford Catholic tuition.

rollment declines. Catholic schools have offered financial assistance for years to their most impoverished parents, but often those funds are tied to a particular parish or school. Also, Cincinnati’s archdiocese has a CISE (Catholic Innercity Schools Education) fund that pays tuition at eight low-income parish

schools and for some highschool students. The new fund will coexist with CISE because it targets local donors and parishes that don’t have their own Catholic schools, Rigg said. Two-thirds of the Cincinnati Catholic elementary schools operated at a deficit last year.

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Superintendent of Catholic Schools Jim Rigg shares plans of the archdiocese’s vision statement that includes a centralized financial aid fund during a press conference at St. Vivian School. At left re Bishop Joseph Binzer and Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“When you have three kids in (Catholic) school and you’re paying tuition, this (assistance) is a huge help,” said Amy Hagedorn, a Springfield Township parent of two at Ursuline Academy in Blue Ash and one at St. Vivian Elementary School in Finneytown. “But who qualifies for it and at what income level? A lot of times the middle class doesn’t qualify for it even though they need it.” “A lot of times the middle class gets left out,” added Kenya Sanders, a Forest Park parent of three students – one at St. Xavier High School and two at St. Vivian. Cincinnati won’t be the only major diocese with a central fund for tuition assistance. Chicago’s 25-year-old Big Shoulders Fund awards $12 million annually in grants and scholarships to students attending its inner-city schools. Boston’s Catholic Schools

Foundation awards 5,000 need-based scholarships a year, or about $7.8 million last year. And Los Angeles Catholic Education Foundation funds the education of some 8,400 low-income students. Cincinnati isn’t as big as those cities, but its archdiocese runs the nation’s seventh largest system of Catholic schools, serving 43,263 in 114 schools. Like many dioceses around the country suffering from population shifts and other challenges, Cincinnati’s has reduced its schools and enrollment. In the past decade, enrollment fell by 13,000 students, and the archdiocese closed or merged 22 schools. Nationally, Catholic school enrollment fell by 23 percent in the decade, from 2.6 million down to 2 million, as 1,942 schools closed or consolidated. Tuition meanwhile soared by nearly 85 percent at Catholic elementary schools and

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Junk cars not welcome in Springfield Twp. By Monica Boylson

The Springfield Township board of trustees passed a resolution during an Aug. 14 meeting to remove junk motor vehicles from properties in the township. “This gives a formal

procedure where we can declare the cars to be junk. Tow them from the property. Hold them in our impound lot. Give the owners an opportunity to reclaim them and, if they don’t, the cost of the tow will be assessed against their taxes,” board president Joseph Honerlaw

said. According to the resolution, a junk motor vehicle is a vehicle that is Honerlaw three years or older, apparently inoperable and

extensively damaged, including but not limited to, missing wheels, tires, engine or transmission. Trustee Gwen McFarlin said that after citizen complaints, the board wanted to take action. “It’s been a major frustration for so many of our citizens,” McFarlin said.

“This will improve the quality of our neighborhoods and I’m sure everyone will be excited about it, except those who don’t want to do anything about their cars.” Junk cars on public property are subject to immediate removal per a resolution. Vehicles on

private property will be issued a written notice from the board. The owner will have 14 days to remove the vehicle or it will be towed. “This is one of the ways we’re trying to clean up the community and make it a better place for everyone,” Honerlaw said.

Account started to help man attacked by teens Judy Blumenthal says she remembers growing up in North College Hill, leaving doors unlocked and walking the streets in safety. So Blumenthal, who has lived in Miami for years, was upset when she heard this week’s account of Pat Mahaney, who was ambushed and beaten unconscious by six teenagers Aug. 11. So she’s started an account at Fifth Third Bank to help Mahaney. She’s contributed $40 and said others can contribute by asking at any Fifth Third branch about the Patrick Mahaney Fund. “I was just incensed that something like this could happen in North College Hill, where I was raised,” Blumenthal said. “As kids, we just played and didn’t have a problem.” Blumenthal went to St. Margaret Mary Elementary School, McAuley High School School and the University of Cincin-

“If not for their assistance, we would not have been able to investigate and complete it with the arrests,.”

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nati. She was in Cincinnati this week visiting her brother. “It was wonderful to grow up here,” she said. “I don’t remember anything like that at all.” The account was necessary after Mahaney was attacked while walking home Aug. 11 with a six-pack of beer, looking forward to a quiet evening watching sports, when something hit him in the back of the head. “The next thing I knew I woke up on my neighbor’s front step and the life squad was there,” the 45-year-old North College Hill resident said Aug. 15. Six teenagers “were just bored and were looking for something to do,” a police report said, when they ambushed Mahaney as he turned off Simpson Avenue onto Dallas Ave-


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Mahaney nue. He was immediately knocked unconscious. “I don’t remember anything,” Mahaney, 45, said as he recovered at his mother’s home. “I was walking home from the store – and ‘bam.’ ” It was probably a blessing he was knocked out during the worst of the brutal attack – one of the teens even grabbed a can of beer and hurled it at his head. The boys face felony charges of aggravated riot and felonious assault. All except one had been released from Hamilton

County’s juvenile detention center last week and are on house arrest at their parents’ residences, court officials said. The teens are scheduled for trial Aug. 24. Mother of the two of the teesn, Latasha Alford, 32, said that while not excusing her sons’ actions, they did feel peer pressure to go along with the other boys. “They are deeply sorry for what happened,” she said. “They do feel bad. They do realize what they did was wrong.” When police rounded up most of the teens, took them back to the police station and questioned them, they admitted Mahaney had done nothing to provoke being kicked and punched repeatedly in the face while he was helpless on the ground. The boys told police they only stopped assaulting Mahaney when a neighbor began yelling at them and said he was calling police. An officer who hap-

pened to be in the area responding to a call about dogs fighting spotted a crowd of people gathered at the corner of Dallas and Simpson. Several witnesses told the officer that Mahaney, who was covered in blood, “was jumped by six children,” the incident report states. Mahaney was taken to Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital, where he was treated for four days before being released Aug. 14. He suffered so many internal injuries that doctors had to insert a tube down his throat to remove all the blood from his stomach. Mahaney has no health insurance and has been unemployed for “years,” he said. He is looking for factory work but with the slow economy, jobs are almost impossible to come by, he said. He said he was taken aback by the age of his assailants. “I didn’t think kids could do something like this,” he said. “They should be punished.”

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Neighbors and police were stunned at the brutality of the attack. “It was a heinous crime, but it was not a hate crime,” North College Hill Police Chief Gary Foust said. Several residents called police, noting the suspects are black and inquiring whether Mahaney was specifically targeted because he is white. He was not, the chief said. But police were struck by how cocky the boys were for their age. “They were pretty arrogant in the interview with us,” Foust said. “It’s appalling. I think it’s despicable. This appears to be premeditated, and there was no remorse on behalf of any of the assailants. Thirteen-year-olds ought to be playing basketball, not running the streets looking for ways to entertain themselves at the expense of somebody.” Foust credited Mahaney’s neighbors for coming to his aid. “If not for their assistance, we would not have been able to investigate and complete it with the arrests,” he said. “The community as a whole was not tolerable of the offense and were very instrumental in giving us the individuals involved.” A wood plaque on Mahaney’s house reads: “Protected by Angels.” Kita Hill, 26, who lives next door to Mahaney, said, “He is real sweet. “He says ‘hi’ to me and my kids all the time. I think it is ignorant what happened to him. Why would kids jump on a man minding his own business? I think it is sad. I hope nothing like that happens again here,” Hill said. “I keep my kids inside unless I am outside to watch then. You just never know what might happen.”

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Paul Sweeney, 17, was recognized by the Springfield Township Board of Trustees for his Eagle Scout Project. Eagle Scout Paul Sweeney, 17, was recognized by the Springfield Township Board of Trustees for his Eagle Scout Project at Pleasant Run Farms Swim Club. Sweeney replaced a broken wooden bike rack with a metal one he welded, primed and painted. He also painted lines in the parking lot and created a gate system to close a lower lot after hours that was often a site for illegal dumping. “The most rewarding thing for me was (pool manager) Mrs. (Tonya) Klei thanking me for the work I did,” Sweeney said. With Sweeney are, from left, From left, are Fiscal Officer Dan Berning, Sweeney and trustees Tom Bryan, Gwen McFarlin and Joseph Honerlaw. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Winton Woods searches for school board member President to interview six candidates By Monica Boylson

The Winton Woods School board is steps closer to finding a replacement for board member Brandon Wiers who announced his resignation effective Aug. 15. Board President Tim Cleary has received six ap-

plications since Wiers told the board he was resigning during a July 18 special meeting. Applications were accepted through Friday, Aug. 10. Applicants include Paula Kuhn, Jack Lee, Thom Shuman and John Willard of Greenhills, Sean Rugless of Springfield Township and Eric Thomas of Forest Park. “The board of education is excited to see excellent candidates apply for this position. It is reassuring that our community values

public education by applying,” Cleary said. Board Vice President John Pennycuff said he was equally as impressed with the applications. “I’m glad there are six people willing to volunteer their time to the hard work ahead of working on the school board,” Pennycuff said. Cleary said the board will review resumes and have interviews, and a board member will be determined no later that Sept. 17.

North College Hill Elementary School is launching Project MORE, a reading mentor program for students. Following the success of a summer pilot project, the school district thought it a good move to continue the program during the school year and offer support to the third grade students, first “It’s a scientifically based reading intervention program that gives kids one-on-one tutoring,” NCH superintendent Gary Gellert said. “Those early years are very critical.” Project MORE coordinator Mindy Gelhausen said that because students face state reading tests in third grade, the goal is to target students who are struggling to help them succeed. “We want to bridge the gap and improve comprehension and fluency,” Gelhausen said. The district is looking to recruit and train volunteers for the program, Gellert said.

North College Hill Elementary School has launched Project MORE, a mentor reading program. From left, North College Hill High School freshman Mekhi Jones, 14, helps Dejonae Laskey, 7, with a reading lesson. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

doesn’t bother him. “Working with kids is worth it,” Jones said. Gelhausen said that as the volunteer base grows, they will expand the program to accommodate second through fifth grade students in need. “There are just some kids that need extra support,” Gelhausen said. For more information about how to volunteer, email Gelhausen at or call 7284787, ext. 12133.

Training is available for volunteers. Mekhi Jones, 14, a freshman at North College Hill High School, helped with the program during the summer. He said he wanted to continue helping with the program because he enjoyed giving back. “Working with little kids is fun and it’s really cool seeing how they improve,” Jones said. Jones is volunteering before he goes to school in the mornings and he said getting up early

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The Aubrey Rose Foundation awarded $16,500 to 31 area eighth-grade students for exemplary kindness, compassion and efforts to give back to their community. The students, from 26 schools from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, were awarded $500 scholarships to be applied toward their private high school tuition this fall. They, and their parents, were surprised with the scholarships at their school’s graduation or award ceremonies this spring, said Nancy Hollenkamp, foundation founder. Winners were chosen based on written essays. Allie Stevens, 17, who will be a senior at St. Ursula Academy, was presented the foundation’s Above and Beyond Award. The $1,000 scholarship is granted to one student who works tirelessly on behalf of the community. Stevens and her family have volunteered with the foundation in nearly every capacity. Stevens volunteered as a commentator at the American Girl Fashion Show, the foundation’s largest fundraiser. She also plans to join the foundation’s Junior Scholarship Board once she is a college sophomore. “We are honored to be able to give these scholarships in honor of the spirit of daughter, Aubrey Rose,” Hollenkamp said. Aubrey died two days before her third birthday from a rare congenital heart defect. “She was such a compassionate little girl, who always had a smile on her face.” The Aubrey Rose Foundation is a Cincinnati based non-profit organization that provides emotional and financial support to families caring for critically ill children. Area student who received scholarships and the high schools they will attend are: Karli Auberger, St. Ignatius of Loyola, McAuley; Jacob Barford, St. Ignatius of Loyola, La Salle; Mary Coleman, St. Ignatius of Loyola, McAuley; Ellen Garbsch, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Mother of Mercy; Elyse Irwin, Sacred Heart of Jesus, McAuley; Kelly Luebbering, Our Lady of Victory, Seton; Emma Maliborski, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Ursula Academy; Tyler Neel, CSR Academy, La Salle; Michael Nichols, John Paul II, St. Xavier; Abigail Nutter, St. Dominic, Seton; Jacob Perrmann, St. Antoninus, Elder; Regina Poynter, St. Jude, Seton; Caroline Wall, St. William, St. Ursula Academy.

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From left, Kieran Friend, 15, Carl Stafford, 15, and Kianta Ridley, 14, grab a bite to eat at the welcome-back picnic. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

North College Hill City Schools welcomed parents and students back to school with a picnic hosted at the schools Thursday, Aug. 9. The menu consisted of hotdogs, chips and a drink and hundreds of students filed through the lines. Families could also meet with teachers, view the classrooms and learn more about the curriculum for the year.

Having a meal at the North College Hill City Schools picnic are, from left, Tiara Sowels, 15, Tristan Sowels, 2, Tammie Sowels, 44, Ronneisha Watkins, 18, Alexis Fain, 17, and Tanya Grady, 42. MONICA

North College Hill City Schools welcomed students back to school with a picnic, meet and greet with teachers and tours of the school. Jaihar Whitney, 6, left, and Jaylen Anderson-Pope, 7, enjoy a hot dog at North College Hill Elementary School. MONICA





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Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., First American Loans, 9810 Colerain Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Colerain Township.

Hamilton County Park District Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

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

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

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

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 7 p.m., Top Shelf Grille, 6507 Harrison Ave., 574-5600; Green Township.

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

FRIDAY, AUG. 24 Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, For adults. Mix of cardio and kickboxing moves incorporating strength and core work. Instructor Karen Harsh. Bring mat and water. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Low Impact Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Workout mix of low impact, cardio and strength moves. Bring weights and water. Resistance bands and small fitness balls provided. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

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

Festivals 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. St. Ignatius Loyola Church Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 5222 North Bend Road, Prizes, games, entertainment, rides, miniature golf and food. Beer with wristband and ID. Through Aug. 26. 661-6565. Monfort Heights.

Music - Rock The Stand Still, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Bright Eyed Youth and Greek Myth. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Nature Campfire Fun, 7 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Amphitheater. Live animal program and campfire activities. Visitors welcome to bring campfire dinners and roasting sticks beginning at 6 p.m. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Colerain Township.

On Stage - Theater Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, Bring seating. “The Tempest.” Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 381-2273, ext. 3202; Colerain Township.

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 25 Auditions Talent Search, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Black Theater Company, 5919 Hamilton Ave., Searching for singers, dancers, praise/ liturgical dancers, modern, jazz musicians, actors, actresses, technical crew and production assistants. Prepare one-minute monologue, one-minute song and short dance piece. Bring current photo/headshot and performance resume. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. 241-6060; College Hill.

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

Clubs & Organizations Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 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. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Springfield Township.

Education Mad Science Experiments, 1 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245

Winton Road, Winton Centre. Try the near-impossible: Put an egg into a bottle, make a cloud indoors and more. Ages 7 and older. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

Festivals Germania Society Oktoberfest, 2 p.m.-midnight, Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 11 and under. 742-0060; Colerain Township. St. Ignatius Loyola Church Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 661-6565. Monfort Heights.

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

Music - Rock Back to School Bash, 7:30 p.m., The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave., With Late Night Reading, Icelandic Speed Train and DJ Gabe Collins. Doors open 7 p.m. $8. 825-8200; Forest Park.

Nature Campfire Fun, 7 p.m., FarbachWerner Nature Preserve, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Colerain Township.

Recreation Outdoor Archery, 4 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Adventure Outpost. Registration required online by Aug. 23. Basics of shooting a compound bow plus target practice. Archers must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. With certified archery instructor. Ages 8 and up. Adult must accompany ages 8-17. $15; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township. Glow Disc Golf, 8:30 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Registration required online by Aug. 23. Bring your own disc or Frisbee, or rent one. $5, $5 to rent Frisbee; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

SUNDAY, AUG. 26 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

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

Festivals Germania Society Oktoberfest, Noon-10 p.m., Germania Society of Cincinnati, $3, free ages 11 and under. 742-0060; Colerain Township. St. Ignatius Loyola Church Festival, 4-11 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 661-6565. Monfort Heights.

Music - Benefits One Hundred Women in White Choir Musical, 4 p.m., Golden Leaf Baptist Church, 5910 Argus Road, Theme verse: “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”from Psalms 133.1. Praise and worship program. One hundred women singing gospel songs in white. Benefits Deaconess and Russell Lamont Scholarship Committee Fund. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Temple Bible College Institute. 542-8213. College Hill.

Nature Rock and Fossil Swap, 1-3 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Winton Centre. Bring rocks and fossils to swap. All ages.Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton

The Germania Society, 3529 W. Kemper Road, kicks off the Oktoberfest season this weekend. Festival hours are 6 p.m.-midight Friday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 25, and noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Admission is $3, free for children ages 11 and younger. For more information, call 742-0060 or visit Kevin Sati is pictured drinking from a beer stein he purchased in Germany. TONY JONES County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

MONDAY, AUG. 27 Education Drugstore Shopping and Saving Secrets, 6 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Coupon blogger Andrea Deckard from leads workshop to learn saving secrets to drugstore shopping including how to take full advantage of the rewards programs drugstores offer, begin to shop for free and understand how to make shopping profitable. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472; Monfort Heights.

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

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

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Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township. Total Joint Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Designed for people who have finished physical therapy after joint replacement surgery but are looking to improve upon the progress they’ve made leading to a better quality of life. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $90 for 15 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Pilates Mat Class, 11 a.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dry Ridge Family Medicine, 4130 Dry Ridge Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Colerain Township.

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Evening Massages, 6-9 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, For pain, muscles, tension and energy levels. Fully clothed. Ages 18 and up. $25 for 30 minutes, $12 for 15. Registration required. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Greenhills Concert on the Commons, 7-9 p.m., Greenhills Village Commons, Winton and Farragut roads, Pam Noah and Her Swing Band. Bring seating. Funny Companie Clowns on hand for face painting. Family friendly. Presented by Village of Greenhills. 851-2856; Greenhills.

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

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 28 Art & Craft Classes Art Access, 6-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Artists and students 18 and up use center’s Art Room to work on smaller pieces of glass fusing, stained glass, pottery and more.

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

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township. Wii Bowling, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.


Ohio’s ban on texting devices while driving is a primary offense for minors. This means that an officer can pull over a minor if he sees the Brad minor texting Greenberg COMMUNITY PRESS or talking on a cell phone GUEST COLUMNIST while driving. For a first offense for minors, the mandatory penalty is a $150 fine and 60-day license suspension. Repeat minor offenders face a mandatory $300 fine and one-year license suspension. There are exemptions under the law. All drivers may text and use cell phones in an emergency. All drivers may use electronic devices while the car is stationary and outside a lane

of travel. Adult drivers cannot be cited for typing in a number or name to make a phone call. The new statewide ban does not supersede local laws. Many cities, such as Cincinnati, already have local laws that prohibit texting while driving. Cincinnati’s law treats texting while driving as a primary offense for adults and minors. Ohio’s new law affects drivers of all ages. But younger drivers are a specific concern. A survey by AT&T of 1200 drivers ages 15-19 showed that while 97 percent think that texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent admit to doing it and 61 percent say their friends text and drive.

Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton Count Municipal Court. He lives in Loveland.

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Ellie Suggs, 13 of Greenhills takes Dakota over a jump at the Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus, Equine Center in Green Township. Geared toward students who have had little to no horse riding experience to the seasoned rider for students between the ages of 11 and 15 where learning about the care and handling of horses. This was Suggs’ second camp. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.


Ameircan Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or amclaughlin@destiny-hospice. com. Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-oflife issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in adminis-



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Ohio recently became the 39th state to ban texting while driving. The new law goes into effect Aug. 30. For the first six months after Aug. 30, police officers will issue written warnings instead of tickets for violations of the law. The law treats adults and minors differently. For adults, texting is a secondary offense. Adults could be ticketed for texting only if they were first pulled over for another offense, such as speeding. For adults, reading or writing a text while driving is a minor misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is a $150 fine plus court costs. The law is stricter for minors. Minors are banned from using cell phones, iPads or other electronic devices while driving. The use of any of these


trative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513 831-5800. Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and

other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or email


Hamilton County Republican Party – looking for volunteers for the presidential campaign to get in now on the ground floor. Anyone interested can call Lori Newsom at 382-1400 for more information.

If you have a volunteer opportunity you would like listed, email the information to

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Get your Social Security statement online If you would like to get a Social Security statement, which provides estimates of your future benefits, it is now available online at “Our new online Social Security statement is simple, easy-touse and provides people with estimates they can use to plan for their retirement,” said Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security. “The online statement also provides estimates for disability and survivors benefits, making the statement an important financial planning tool. People should get in the habit of checking their online Statement each year, around their birthday, for example.” In addition to helping with financial planning, the online statement also provides workers a convenient way to determine whethSue Denny COMMUNITY PRESS er their earnings are GUEST COLUMNIST accurately posted to their Social Security records. This feature is important because Social Security benefits are based on average earnings over a person’s lifetime. If the information is incorrect, the person may not receive proper benefits. The online statement provides you the opportunity to save or print the document for future reference, or to have handy for discussions with family members or a financial planner. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, users are giving the online statement a score of 89, making it competitive with our other top-rated, best-in-government online services, such as the retirement estimator and online retirement application. To get a personalized online statement, you must be age 18 or older and must be able to provide information about yourself that matches information already on file with Social Security. In addition, Social Security uses Experian, an external authentication service provider, for further verification. You must provide identifying information and answer security questions in order to pass this verification. Social Security will not share your Social Security number with Experian, but the identity check is an important part of this new, thorough verification process. When your identity is verified, you can create a “My Social Security” account with a unique user name and password to access your online statement. In addition, your online statement includes links to information about other online Social Security services, such as applications for retirement, disability, and Medicare. For more information about the new online Statement, please visit mystatement. Sue Denny is a Social Security public affairs specialist.

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Bombers poised for another run in 2012 By Tom Skeen

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — The tradition continued for the St. Xavier Bombers in 2011, as they went to the state semifinals before bowing out to Pickerington Central 14-7. Even though the Bombers graduated nine All-Greater Catholic League players, including Player of the Year Nathan Gerbus, coach Steve Specht reloaded his roster and is ready to make another run in 2012. At the quarterback position it has been a battle between senior Trey Kilgore and junior Nick Tensing. Kilgore was named secondteam All-GCL in 2011 for his production at wide receiver and was named to the 2012 Preseason AllTristate High School Football First-Team. While both bring different skill sets under center, it will be difficult to replace Griffin Dolle, who tossed for more than 1,100 yards in 2011. “It’s been a really good competition this summer between Trey and Nick,” Specht said. “Nick has a stronger arm in the pocket. Trey is more of a runner, but he can throw the ball, too. It’s been a really good competition and I feel good about

St. Xavier running back C.J. Hilliard (8) runs the ball against Moeller in a Division I playoff game at Nippert Stadium. Hilliard takes over as the No. 1 running back after the graduation of Conor Hudley, but coach Steve Specht said they will operate as a “running back by committee” to start the season. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

GAME DAYS Aug. 24 at Middletown, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Indianapolis Cathedral Sept. 7 Colerain Sept. 14 at Louisville Trinity Sept. 21 Moeller Sept. 28 at Elder Oct. 5 at La Salle Oct. 13 at St. Edward, 2 p.m. Oct. 20 St. Ignatius, 2 p.m. Oct. 26, Louisville St. Xavier All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

St. Xavier's Kevin Milligan runs for the touchdown during the first half of the Bombers’ regional final against the Pickerington Tigers. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

where we are.” Senior Matthew Mooney could find himself under center as well in 2012. Junior running back C.J. Hilliard will look to fill the void left by all-league back Conor Hundley. While Specht will not compare the two because of how different they are, he knows this is a transition

year at the running back position, even though Hilliard was named to the Preseason All-Tristate FirstTeam. “(C.J.) doesn’t compare to Conor, just like I wouldn’t compare Conor to Darius Ashley,” Specht said. “They are just different style runners. We don’t have the guy that is going to carry the ball 25

times a game; it’s a by-committee situation right now.” Others who will see time at the position are Randy Merchant and Ben Glines. Kilgore will see time at wideout and add to what is already a talented and experienced group. The Bombers return four-year varsity player and threeyear starter Kevin Milligan, along with Ryan Frey and Cameron Dunn. In 2011, the quartet combined for 778 yards receiving and five touchdowns. Specht believes his wide receiving corps will be the strength of his offense. On the offensive line, senior Garrett Campbell is the only returning starter and will be joined by Zach Ruter, who was a reserve in 2011, along with William Burke and Rich Kurz. “We’ve had good competition at

all the spots all year long,” Specht said. “But it is our biggest question mark.” The Bombers return three from last year in the secondary in cornerback Ben Carroll, Robbie Ries and Joe Barrett. “We expect big things from them,” Specht said of his defensive leaders. “All three are quality players and we are excited about those guys.” Senior Mark Jacob is back at linebacker. With St. Xavier ranked No. 3 in the Preseason Enquirer Division I Coaches’ Poll, Specht likes where his team is but knows the Bombers need to work out some kinks. “We have a good core group to build around,” Specht said, who is entering his ninth season with the Bombers. “We graduated three up front (on the defensive line), so there has been a lot of competition up there as well.”

Warriors ready to get back to winning By Tom Skeen

Winton Woods defensive lineman Daniel Cage runs through a drill during preseason practice. The junior has offers from UC and Illinois and his coach Andre Parker believes he is the best defensive linemen in the state of Ohio.

FOREST PARK — After a .500 season in 2011, third-year coach Andre Parker is ready to get back to the winning ways the Warrior program as become accustomed to. Leading that charge and the triple-option offense, is junior quarterback Shemar Hooks. Despite seeing little playing time last season, Parker believes Hooks can operate the run-heavy offense. “He can throw (the ball) and run,” Parker said. “I’m excited to see the direction he is going to lead us in.” The real issue for the 2012 Warriors will be finding a replacement for Aaron Kemper, who rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 26 touchdowns last season. Parker will use a two-man rotation with Jalen and Marcus Davis. Jalen is a junior, while Marcus is a sophomore and, according to Parker, they have “big shoes to fill.” Also in the backfield are returning senior starters Tyler Gist and Nick Grissom. The returning talent at wide receiver could help fill the offensive void Kemper left. Senior Sean Jetter is back, along with Stephen Tucker, while junior


Patrick Thompson and Jerome Roller will look to step up in 2012. “I’m real excited about our wide receivers,” Parker said. “I think it’s the most talented group in the last eight years as a whole.” Senior Craig McCorkle will hold down the offensive line after being named to the All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference firstteam in 2011. Parker believes McCorkle is a few good games away from receiving Division I scholarship offers. Joining the big man up front will be Azell Mitchell at tackle, Tyler Nelson at guard and Mike Day at the center position.

Seniors Karon Poole, who finished with 1.5 sacks and one interception in 2011, and Steffon Rogers lead the Warrior defense. Poole is a three-year starter at linebacker and Parker believes he can follow in the footsteps of his brother Antonio, who signed with Michigan in 2011. Rogers will start at strong safety and Parker loves his ability to defend the run. Junior Daniel Cage will control the defensive line. The 6foot-3, 280-pound linemen started every game as a sophomore. “I think he is the best d-linemen in the state of Ohio, hands down,” Parker said. “He is a

load.” Joining Cage on the line is junior Adrian Rankin, who brings size and athleticism to an already athletic defense. “I don’t think we have a guy who can’t run on our defense,” Parker said. Another key component on the defense is junior Mike Edwards. The cornerback finished 2011 with a team-leading three interceptions and one fumble recovery. The Warriors, who will play as an independent in 2012 after the breakup of the FAVC, begin the season ranked No. 4 in the Enquirer Divisions II-VI Coaches’

GAME DAYS Aug. 24 at Wayne Aug. 31 at Lakota East Sept. 7 Middletown Sept. 14 Bishop Watterson Sept. 21 Thurgood Marshall Sept. 28 at Jonathan Alder Oct. 5 at Loveland Oct. 12 at Elder Oct. 19 Anderson Oct. 26 at Glen Este All games are 7:30 p.m.

Poll. “We have a heck of a schedule,” he said. “It’s no cupcake. We can’t get stuck in the past. We have to just work hard and get better every day.” The season gets started for the Warriors Aug. 24 as part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown when they take on Huber Heights Wayne.



Owls bring talent to the field in 2012 By Tom Skeen

MT. HEALTHY — Coming off a tie for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Scarlet Division title, the Mount Healthy Owls begin the season ranked No. 9 in the Enquirer Divisions II-VI Coaches Poll as they prepare for their first year in the Southwest Conference. Coach Arvie Crouch lost some speed on both sides of the ball but returns six starters on both offense and defense. “I’m really impressed (with where we are),” Crouch said, who is entering is fourth year as

coach of the Owls. “We had a great scrimmage against Anderson. We are young, the offensive line is starting to step up and they are probably going to carry us. I am happy with them at this point, but we have a lot of work to do.” The offensive line will try and protect senior quarterback Greg Green, who tossed for 673 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Junior Tyree Elliott also will see some snaps under center in 2012. Senior Ted Harris, JaJuan Dewes and junior Joseph Townsend will lead the offensive

line. Townsend is making the move from defensive line to offensive line, and Crouch likes what he has seen from him so far. “He loves defense, but he is willing to do what we needed him to do for the team,” Crouch said. “I’m really impressed with him.” Trying to work his way through that o-line will be sophomore running back Havier Pitts. Pitts will also see time at wide receiver alongside seniors Josh Denham and Antonio Grey, who combined for 301 yards receiving and two touchdowns in 2011.

Mount Healthy wide receiver Antonio Grey lines up for a drill at practice Aug. 16. Grey, who is getting some looks at the next level according to his coach Arvie Crouch, is the Owls’ No. 1 receiver in 2012. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mount Healthy quarterback Greg Green takes a snap from his center during a practice drill Aug. 16. The senior tossed for 673 yards in 2011 and has the talent to be in the mix for Southwest Conference Player of the Year. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS “I really think our skill spots are pretty impressive,” Crouch said. “It was the same thing last year. We just lacked a little bit of consistency, but we have that now.” The Owls return veterans Aaron Powell (LB), Eric Finnell (T), Eric Pringle (S) and Herb Winston (S) on defense. Pringle and Winston each had three interceptions in 2011, including the only two returned for a touchdown. Powell and Finnell finished with a combined six sacks, while Powell forced two fumbles and recovered two as well. Crouch likes what he has seen out of his younger guys to this point. Sophomore Milan Lanier will see time at defensive end, while the Lackey brothers, Justin and Jordan, will be the “heart of the team,” according to Crouch. “Our young guys are stepping up and doing a great job,” the fourth-year coach said. “That is the key to us being successful.” While the Owls get the season underway a couple days before the majority of the state does, Crouch likes where his team stands heading into their Aug. 22 matchup with neighborhood rival North College Hill.

GAME DAYS Aug. 22 at North College Hill (Crosstown Showdown), 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Fenwick Sept. 7 Aiken Sept. 14 Talawanda Sept. 21 at Little Miami Sept. 28 Ross Oct. 5 at Harrison Oct. 12 at Wilmington Oct. 19 Edgewood Oct. 26 Northwest All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

“I feel comfortable where we are,” he said. “Pending any injuries, we are the most talented team since I’ve been here. That doesn’t mean it is the best team - it can be, but we have a lot of growing up to do.”

Goals remain same for Trojans NCH eyes conference title, postseason glory in 2012

North College Hill senior Tevin Brown led the Miami Valley Conference with 1,626 yards in 2011. FILE PHOTO


By Nick Dudukovich

Aug. 22 Mount Healthy, 8 p.m. @ Colerain High School Aug. 31 Roger Bacon Sept. 7 Madeira Sept. 14 New Miami Sept. 21 @ Summit Country Day, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 @ Cincinnati Country Day, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 Clark Montessori Oct. 12 @ Lockland Oct. 21 Cincinnati Christian, 7 p.m. Oct. 28 @ CHCA All games start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


posing defenses might want to stay honest once the football season kicks off because the truth starts and ends with senior halfback Tevin Brown. The 5-foot-10 North College Hill running back returns after leading the Miami Valley Conference with 1,626 yards last season. He also rushed for 22 touchdowns. “Tevin is fast enough to run away from you and powerful enough to run you over,” said NCH head coach Bruce Baarendse. Brown, besides reprising his halfback role, will also play cornerback. He’ll join fellow senior Baarendse Ramir Hollis on both sides of the ball as the Trojans attempt to win their fourth straight MVC title. Hollis has started on defense since his freshman season and will anchor the Trojans’ secondary at safety. He earned firstteam all-Southwest Ohio recognition after racking up 107 tackles while averaging 7.0 yard per carry rushing the ball in 2011. “Ramir’s fast. If he gets in the open, you’re not going to catch him and he’s tough enough where he likes to have contact,” Baarendse said. The Trojans should also get offensive production from Jalen

Young, who will suit up for his second varsity season. Young is jack-of-all trades and can run, catch and return kickoffs. “He’s a versatile athlete who can do things on both sides of the ball,” Baarendse said. In the trenches, the Trojans graduated a lot of size, but whatever uneasiness Baarendse had about the position was lightened

after watching his team’s first scrimmage. “We graduated four kids who started since their sophomore years,” he said. “We were a little worried about that, but through the first scrimmage, new guys stepped up.” Kyle Jones, a 6-foot-4, 270pound tackle will be a noticeable presence on the line. He’ll play both sides of the ball after start-

ing at defensive tackle last fall. Akeem Britton, who started at tight end last year, will also switch to tackle and defensive end. At linebacker, the Trojans graduated two of their three starters, but Baarendse believes Jamir Bankhead will lead at the position. Baarendse knows that the Mi-

ami Valley Conference will be tough, with five of its eight teams qualifying for the playoffs last season, but those teams lost players to graduation and are transitioning, just like the Trojans. For Baarendse, NCH’s goals haven’t changed. “We want to win league and quality for the playoffs and make noise there,” he said. “We have a tough non-league schedule that we’re excited about. We get to see how we stack up early in the season.” North College Hill opens against Mount Healthy as a part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. The game will be played at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Colerain High School.



Lancers ready to wrestle GCL

By Nick Dudukovich


MONFORT HEIGHTS — La Salle High School is a city favorite yet again, having been voted to the sixth spot in the Enquirer preseason city coaches’ poll. The tests will come early and often for the Lancers, who will again be confronted with a tough non-league schedule, in addition to the normal rigors of playing in the Greater Catholic League. La Salle head coach Tom Grippa, who is entering his 10th season roaming the Lancers’ sidelines, believes Moeller is the favorite to win the conference title, but the veteran coach knows anything can happen. “You can’t take anybody for granted. Anybody can beat another team on any given night,” Grippa said. La Salle kicks off its season playing Lakota West as a part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium Aug. 25. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. It’s a game that all players get hyped for, according to La Salle defensive back Jaleel Hytchye. “Last year, me…and a lot of other people…were juniors walking on the field for our first time on varsity…a lot of us came out nervous in the first half, but we finally calmed down and got to do our thing in the second half,” Hytchye said. “It’s a great atmosphere…it brings that competition that we like so much here at La Salle.” When the Lancers take the field, they’ll have a new quar-

Aug. 25 @ Lakota West, 8 p.m. @ Nippert Stadium Aug. 31 Covington Catholic Sept. 7 @ Princeton Sept. 14 Indianapolis Northwest Sept. 21 @ Bishop Watterson Sept. 28 Moeller Oct. 5 St. Xavier Oct. 13 @ Michigan Brother Rice, 3 p.m. Oct. 19 @ St. Francis De Sales Oct. 26 @ Elder All games are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

La Salle’s Brad Burkhart caught a pass at last year’s Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. This year, he’ll be throwing them as the team’s starting quarterback. FILE PHOTO terback under center in Brad Burkhart, who played safety last season. Burkhart, who has committed to the University of Dayton to play baseball, has used the preseason to learn the position. Grippa said Burkhart was given the reigns to the offense because of his leadership

abilities. “The kids have a lot of confidence in Brad,” Grippa said. “They know that he’s a winner, in whatever sport he’s played.” Up front, 6foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman Dave Baumer will help provide protection for Burkart, while 6-foot-5 Derek Kief pro-

vides a big target at wide receiver. In the running game, Burkhart should see his fair share of carries, but he’ll also hand the ball off to three muscle men in tailbacks Morgan Wilcox, Jason Bell and sophomore Kevin Ferguson. Wilcox bench presses 350 pounds, while Bell and “Fergy” can put up 250 pounds, according to Grippa. While the Lancers will be

considered by most opponents as a team dedicated to the run, it won’t mean the Lancers will shy away from the pass. “We’re a spread team and the spread is about balance and taking what the defense gives you,” Grippa said. The Lancers might be strongest on defense with several returning starters slated to come back. At defensive end, senior John Schwetmann and sophomore Jordan Thompson should find their way to opposing quarterbacks, while seniors Nate Sparks and Trey Thompson shore up the linebacker position. In the secondary, the Lancers will count on Division-I recruit Hytchye to pick up where he left off with four interceptions a season ago. “I feel great. Anybody that lines up against me, I’m up for the competition,” Hytchye said. “All the guys are ready and all the guys are excited to get the season rolling.”

Wildcats want Williams to be ‘Rock’ Finneytown puts faith in talent By Tom Skeen

FINNEYTOWN — The Finneytown football team and coach Darryn Chenault are looking for ways to replace 2011 Cincinnati Hills League Player of the Year and quarterback Kevin Johnson Jr. Their remedy to the problem: Use two players to replace one. Left-handed, junior quarterback Brad Steimle will see most of the snaps, but senior Derrick Hudson will be the change-ofpace guy, according to Chenault. Senior running back Eric “Rock” Williams is going to take people by surprise. During the Wildcats’ scrimmage against Summit Country Day, Rock was picking up five to seven yards a play and Chenault is looking for him to carry the load. “Rock is our man,” the thirdyear coach said. “We are counting on him to do a lot. There are three other (running backs), but we are going to feature him. He is a between-the-tackle guy.” First-team All-CHL wide receiver Marquez Sneed is not back with the team, so senior Tyler Cook fills the No. 1 receiver role in 2012. Chenault will use Hudson’s speed and athleticism in the slot. “We are going to put our athletes out there and let (the other team) defend it,” Chenault said about his wide receiving corps. Making room for Williams and the offense will be a solid offensive line that returns a lot of talent from the 6-4, second-place team in 2011. Anchoring the line will be junior Brandon Sammons and seniors Josh Parks, Braxton Morange and Ari Dantzler. On the defensive side of the ball, Chenault believes his team is at its weakest on the line. Heading the line is junior Idris Reed, whom the coach referred to as

Senior quarterback Derrick Hudson hands the ball to running back Eric Williams during Finneytown’s scrimmage against Summit Country Day Aug. 10. Hudson will be a change-of-pace quarterback and will see time at wide receiver and safety. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

GAME DAYS Aug. 24 at Northwest Aug. 31 Shroder Sept. 7 Clark Montessori Sept. 14 at Taylor Sept. 21 at Madeira Sept. 28 Mariemont Oct. 5 at Reading Oct. 12 Indian Hill Oct. 19 at Wyoming Oct. 26 Deer Park All games are 7:30 p.m.

“mean as all get up.” Senior Ladarrus Crump will control the defense from the linebacker position and his coach is

more than happy with what he has shown to this point in his career. “He can do so many things,” Chenault said. “He can direct the defense and has done a great job getting and bringing our defense together.” Junior Bally Butler will control the secondary and start at cornerback after racking up 24 total tackles in 2011. Senior Manny Martin will start opposite of Butler at corner, while Bally’s freshman brother, Bryce Butler, will start at safety along with the ever-busy Hudson. Chenault likes what he sees in his secondary and believes the younger Butler could be a big surprise this season. “I feel real good about the secondary,” he said. “(Bally) is probably as good as it comes and we are looking for big things from those guys. (Bryce) could play varsity all four years. His vision is unreal and I like what I see in him.” Chenault and the Wildcats are looking to improve their overall

Finneytown junior quarterback Brad Steimle rolls out during the Wildcats’ scrimmage against Summit Country Day Aug. 10. Steimle will be the team’s primary quarterback in the 2012 and will be part of a duo with Derrick Hudson that tries to replace CHL Player of the Year Kevin Johnson Jr. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS record for the third consecutive season and helped that process by adding former Princeton coach Bill Leach to the staff as offensive coordinator. “I feel like I have one of the best coaching staffs,” Chenault

said. “Finneytown is lucky to have (Leach) on board. You could tell an instant change in the kids when he came on board.” Things get started for the Wildcats when they travel to Northwest Aug. 24.



Bacon football young, maturing

By Mark D. Motz

Somewhere Bob Dylan must be smiling. Roger Bacon High School’s football team takes the iconic troubadour’s advice to stay forever young almost literally heading into the 2012 season. “We’ve only got seven seniors on the roster,” said fifth-year head coach Kevin Huxel. “We’re obviously going to be very young. (Success) is going to depend on how quickly we learn and how quickly we mature with a lot of young players.” Jake Westerfeld leads the Spartans in experience; the senior serves as team captain while playing tight end and defensive back. Juniors Eli Nixon (defensive back and running back) and Carlas Jackson (defensive back and wide receiver) are the only other returning starters from a team that went 4-6 last year and graduated 14 seniors. Senior Sam Humphries is coming off a baseball injury in the spring to play receiver and defensive back, while classmate Noah Most plays offensive guard and linebacker. Sophomores Max Bishop and Sam Brown could be stalwarts on both the offensive and defensive lines. Junior Ruggiero DeLuca quarterbacks a spread offense that Huxel intends to show a 50-50 runpass balance. Defensively, look for Bacon to line up in even fronts and do a lot of blitzing. “We’ve got young kids and we want them to just be aggressive and fly to the ball,” Huxel said. “We have to protect the ball ourselves and find a way to create turnovers.” Sophomore Drew Stark looks like he will win the punting job; kicking is up in the air, with the possibility of a Bacon soccer player pulling double duty to help the

GAME DAYS Aug. 22 at Reading, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at North College Hill Sept. 7 Western Hills Sept. 14 at Alter Sept. 21 Chaminade Julienne Sept. 28 Carroll Oct. 5 Fenwick Oct. 13 at McNicholas, 1 p.m. Oct. 19 Badin Oct. 27 at Purcell Marian, 7 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Senior captain Jake Westerfeld returns as a tight end/defensive back for the Roger Bacon Spartans. MARK D. MOTZ/ FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

football team. “We’ve got some talent,” Huxel said. “We’ve got an opportunity to be pretty good. Right now, we’re not too focused on what our opponents are going to do. We’re trying to teach good technique, to get intensity on every play. We have to worry about us and what we do well and the rest will take of itself.”

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they come with intensity every day, every practice, every game. It’s so much different now on Friday nights from what these guys are used to playing as freshmen or on the JV. Every thing is stepped up.” The Spartans step up a few days earlier than most teams, too, opening the season Aug. 22 in the annual Crosstown Showdown



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Junior Ruggiero DeLuca will take the helm as quarterback for the Roger Bacon Spartans. MARK D. MOTZ/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Westmoreland provides stability at Aiken

By Tom Skeen

WESTWOOD — For the Aiken football program it’s one step at a time. The first step: Coach Guy Westmoreland is back for his second season after the program went through four coaches in five years. “The guys were excited to see that I was coming back,” Westmoreland said. “I told them last year I’m here as long as you want me here, the administration wants me. I knew the challenge when I applied and wanted to take it on.” The former Lakota West assistant wanted the challenge of rebuilding a program. Those challenges begin with having low numbers and a lack of modern equipment. He has slightly more than 20 kids right now but expects to add a few once school starts in late August. “It’s frustrating because I was looking to have freshmen ball,” Westmoreland said. “I didn’t want them to play with the older guys right away, but I haven’t had enough (kids) to come out and field a team yet.” One positive is the team raised funds to replace older equipment, adding two new blocking sleds. Senior left tackle Robert Gulley is an interesting story. After sitting out much of the 2011 season with a knee injury, the 6foot-6-inch, 280-pound senior has worked his way to possibly playing at the next level. He attended the University of Cincinnati camp over the summer and re-


GAME DAYS Aug. 24 Lockland Aug. 31 Clark Montessori Sept. 7 at Mt. Healthy Sept. 14 at Hughes, 7 p.m. Sept. 21 Taft Sept. 28 Western Hills, 7 p.m. Oct. 6 St. Francis De Sales Oct. 11 at Woodward, 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Shroder Oct. 25 Withrow, 7 p.m. All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

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Floyd, front lines to lead Gamble in 2012 By Tom Skeen



ond-year Gamble Montessori coach Stan West prepares for the 2012 season, he returns eight starters from his 2011 team that was 6-4. They return the spread offense that will be led by sophomore quarterbacks Tim Andrews and Devonte Cargile, who will split time at the position. Cargile tossed for 137 yards last season after taking snaps behind Michael Franklin, who graduated. Two of the top returners for the Gators are senior Chevez Floyd and sophomore Javontae Lipscomb. Both will see time at running back and wide receiver, as well as on the defensive side of the ball with Lipscomb at defensive back and Floyd at linebacker. Floyd finished with 423 yards and four touchdowns in 2011, while averaging 6.8 yards per carry. He had two 100-yard rushing games in 2011. Targets for Andrews and Cargile will be 5-foot-7 senior Chris Martin, Shelby Jacoby and Isaac Phillips. West is really looking forward to seeing the holes his offensive line can make for Floyd and Lipscomb. They return seniors Malik Pompey, Jaaleen Daniels and Aaron Watkins up front. “We are pretty solid at oline,” West said. “They average 270 (pounds) all across. We have quality, just not the quantity, but they have worked hard so far.”

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Gamble lineman Jaaleen Daniels participate in a team drill at practice Aug. 15 as head coach Stan West looks on. The senior will be a big part of both the offensive and defensive lines for the Gators in 2012. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Senior Chevez Floyd takes part in a special teams drill during Gamble Montessori’s practice Aug. 15. Floyd is one of the top returners for the Gators in 2012 and will see time at running back, wide receiver and linebacker. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Quantity or depth could be an issue for the Gators. As of Aug. 16 they had just 24 players on the

roster, but West is hoping to add a few freshmen once school starts. Lack of depth has pre-

vented the team from going full force at practice. “I can’t bang it up a lot at practice,” West said. “There just aren’t enough guys to do it.” West believes if his team can make a run to the Division VI playoffs in 2012 the “flood gates will open” and his numbers will rise in 2013 when they move back into their renovated building on the west side of Cincin-

nati. With that lack of depth, many of the Gators will be forced to play both ways. Daniels will go at nose guard and is coming off a season where he totaled 18 sacks. Pompey will join him on the d-line at the end position. At linebacker, sophomore Aaron Abernathy will join Floyd as the starters. Both were allleague last season. The Gators scrimmaged both Lloyd and Bethel-Tate in early August and West – a former assistant at Clark Montessori – liked what he saw from his team. “Right now our speed is pretty good,” he said. “Our combinations are pretty good and we have five guys who have never played, but they have surprised me.” It all begins Aug. 25 when the Gators travel to Shroder.


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» Winton Woods earned its first victory of the season after a 3-2 win over Edgewood. Senior Marie Koala won 6-1, 6-3.


The Cincinnati High School lacrosse region has nine players who represented the Under Armour Underclass Midwest All-Star Team in Baltimore, Md. There were 10 teams representing Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, South, Washington D.C., Upstate New York and the West region. There were more than 250 players who attended the Under Armour Midwest tryouts in early June from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin. The players who were selected to play for Midwest team from Cincinnati, from left, are Under Armour Midwest coach A.J. Auld, Tanner Landstra (defense - Indian Hill, 2013), Alex Burgdorf (goalie - Archbishop Moeller, 2013), Krieg Greco (specialist - Archbishop Moeller, 2013), Quinn Collison (attack - Archbishop Moeller, 2013), Sam Hubbard (midfielder - Archbishop Moeller, 2014), Benny Russert (goalie - St. Xavier, 2013), Ian King (attack - St. Xavier, 2013), Eddie Kunkel (defense Archbishop Moeller, 2014) and Parker Greiwe (defense - St. Xavier, 2013). Burgdorf and King are two-time Under Armour Midwest All-Star team members. THANKS TO DOUG BURGDORF CE-0000523282





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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. Winstead, Aug. 1. Criminal damaging, theft Debit cards of unknown value removed from vehicle at 1928 Fullerton Drive, July 30. Identity theft Victim reported, Aug. 6. Menacing Victim threatened at 1464 Meredith Drive, Aug. 6. Theft iPhone valued at $200 removed at 81109 Winton Road, July 22. Dryer, TV of unknown value removed at 10776 Hamilton Ave., July 31. Magnum valued at $400 removed at 9190 Ranchill, July 30. Vehicle removed at 8223 Vine Street, July 29. Merchandise valued at $40 removed at 1051 North Bend Road, July 26. Blower valued at $700 removed at Pleasant Farm, July 26. Gas of unknown value removed at 10811 Hamilton Ave., July 26. Sterol equipment of unknown value removed at 1041 North Bend Road, July 26. Gas valued at $25 removed at 10811 Hamilton Ave., July 26.

Bracelet valued at $300 removed at 9198 Ranch hill, Aug. 7. Refrigerator, stove and dryer valued at $1,300 removed at 9270 Ranchill, Aug. 6. Debit cards removed at 1246 Madeleine, Aug. 2. Gas valued at $26.01 removed at 11886 Hamilton Ave., Aug. 2. Fireplace, laptop, television of unknown value removed at 10996 Hamilton Ave., July 31. Television, living room set of unknown value removed at Hamilton Ave., July 31. Gas valued at $12.31 removed at 920 North Bend Road, July 31. Laptop of unknown value removed at 10976 Hamilton Ave., July 31. iPad of unknown value removed at 10925 Hamilton Ave., July 31.

Michael Walker, 53, 11755 Norbourne, domestic violence at 11755 Norbourne, Aug. 5. Brandon Scott, 35, 1031 Waycross, obstructing official business at 1031 Waycross, Aug. 2. Aaron Freeman, 20, 11129 Hanover, drug trafficking at 639 Northland Blvd., July 28. Dwight Peters, 42, 11481 Geneva, domestic violence at 11481 Geneva, July 31. Mitchell Martin, 23, 309 Walthan, drug abuse at 1201 Omniplex Drive, July 31. Rylan Hickman, 29, 1824 Larden, drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia at 1201 Omniplex Drive, July 31. Isaiah William, 19, 8119 S. Port Drive, menacing at 11880 Winton Road, July 30. Aggravated robbery Victim threatened and currency, cell phone and television valued at $640 removed at 1234 Omniplex, Aug. 1. Assault Victim struck at 44 Versailles, Aug. 4. Breaking and entering Copper piping, dishwasher valued at $3,350 removed at 877 W. Kemper Road, Aug. 1.

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wel; siblings Lynn (Mike) Cassidy, Pam Morgan, Tim (Candy) Huwel, Peggy Becker. Preceded in death by mother Lois Huwel. Services were Aug. 10 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the Jack Huwel Cancer Fund in care of any Fifth Third Bank.

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Readers offer barbecue recipes

Lockland School’s barbecue from the ‘50s Ann Seebohm, a Montgomery reader, sent this for Marilyn Morris, who was looking for St. Ber-

nard School’s barbecue from the 1950s. Ann said: “The recipe I have is not from St. Bernard School but from Lockland School. However it is from the 1950s and is also called barbecue, but is more like sloppy joe. Hope this is what Marilyn Morris is looking for.”

2 carrots, sliced thin or shredded 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped

Dressing: Bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or so, until slightly thickened: 1 cup sugar 1 cup cider vinegar ½ cup water 2 teaspoons mustard seed (optional but good) or ½ teaspoon celery seed (also optional)

Brown 2 pounds ground beef with 4 medium onions and 2 bell peppers, chopped

Add the following and simmer:

Pour dressing over cabbage mixture. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Stir before serving.

2 tablespoons each: Worcestershire, barbecue sauce, vinegar and sugar

Add 1 bottle of ketchup. Though Ann doesn’t say how much, I would start out with a very generous cup and go from there, tasting and adding more as needed.

Grandma Weaver’s and Lisa Mauch’s mom’s barbecue Lisa Mauch, my former editor, came to the rescue,

too. Actually, her mom did. “My mom says the recipe she’s sharing isn’t precise since she just adds stuff until it looks and tastes right. She says the secret is to keep smushing the mixture. She also says she sometimes adds a dash of

cinnamon and/or chocolate.” Sounds like a confident cook to me! We get a bonus here, too: Two generations sharing. Grandma Weaver’s recipe

1 chopped onion and green pepper 2 tablespoons vinegar 2-3 tablespoons mustard 1 cup sugar ½-¾ bottle of ketchup (24 oz.)

1 pound hamburger 1 ⁄3 cup ketchup 1 onion (chopped) 1 green pepper (diced) 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 tablespoon mustard 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt

Rita’s do-ahead, marinated slaw

This is delicious with the barbecue and a bit different than the norm. Salad:

Combine and set aside while making dressing: 6-8 cups shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix

Lisa’s mom’s recipe




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They’re in season now so it’s time to preserve them for winter dishes. When a recipe calls for canned tomatoes, you can use these. The color and flavor is amazing. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: Cut tomatoes in half. Lay either cut side up or down (I laid mine cut side down but next time will lay them cut side up since I think that will keep more of the tomato flavor in). Drizzle with olive oil. Roast in preheated 400 degree oven until tomatoes start to look spotty and caramelize a bit. If you have them cut side down, the skin will inflate and get dark in spots. Let cool and, if you like, remove skins. The first time I made them I didn’t remove the skins but when I used them in cooked dishes, they were a little tough, so my suggestion is to remove them. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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When we were kids and attending St. Margaret of Cortona’s school in Madison Place, one of my favorite hot lunches was the barbecue. You could smell it the minute you stood on Rita the steps Heikenfeld going down RITA’S KITCHEN to the cafeteria. It was stringy and coated with just enough sauce to make it a bit drippy so when you took a bite, some would fall onto your plate – a bonus to savor with that last forkful of slaw. Apparently school lunches bring back a flood of memories for many of you.

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